[From Saturday, June 14, 1884, through July 26, 1884.]

[CLARK & ATKINSON, Proprietors.]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.


The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road are issuing half fare rates to clergymen and their wives.

At Udall on last Sunday evening, a child named Elbert Davis, was bitten by a rattlesnake. Whiskey and ammonia were given, and the child has recovered from the poisonous bite. The snake was killed and measured eight inches.

At Wichita Monday evening Oklahoma Payne addressed a crowded house. He threatened that they would hang the first man that tried to frustrate their movements, Aand that nothing but blood, blood of the bloodiest and sudden kind would bring them to terms.@ One of our citizens being in that city, attended the meeting. He states that excitement ran high, and that anybody speaking against the invaders would likely have been mobbed. Payne warned the cattle men in Oklahoma territory that their time had come, and that they would use all their fence posts for tooth picks. Emporia Republican.

[Boomer story.]

General Augur has organized a new military district, to consist of that portion of the Indian Territory included between the Cimarron River and the southern boundary of Kansas, and west of the ninety-sixth meridian, including Ft. Reno, and is to be known as the district of Oklahoma. Col. Edward Hatch, ninth cavalry, has been designated as the commander. In order to enable him to carry out President Hayes= proclamation of February 12, 1880, and all existing orders found thereon, in relation to arrest and removal of all unauthorized persons from the Indian country, and the prevention of threatened invasions thereof, there will be assigned to him, in addition to the troops already in the district, two troops of the ninth cavalry from Fort Riley, Kansas, one from Fort Elliott, Texas, and one from Fort Supply, Indian Territory. He is also authorized to call for troops, when necessary, from Forts Sill, Elliott, and Supply.

[Boomer story??]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.

Where Does It Come From?

EDITOR REPUBLICAN: Is there a law in this state prohibiting the sale and use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage? We think there is; and we do not wish to be understood as finding fault with the law. Practically it is a success, and not a Amiserable failure,@ as we were informed before we came here. Within the last few weeks many intoxicated men have been seen on the streets of Arkansas City, in open violation of all laws and ordinances upon the subject. Now the question arises, where do they get their whiskey? Upon inquiry we found that no one knew anything about it. Is it not strange that whiskey can be sold and drunk in a strictly temperance town like Arkansas City, and no one is able to tell who the guilty parties are?

If we have a law, let us stand by it and see that it is enforced; let the citizens of our town protect the officers in the discharge of their duty, and break up these Aunder-ground avenues to ruin.@

We invite persons from the east to cast their lot among us, holding out as an inducement to them our laws on the subejct of intemperance. What must be their surprise to find that our laws are violated, and the better class of citizens are absolutely unable to find out who violates them? For the sake of the future prosperity of our town; for the sake of right, justice, and common decency; and for the sake of heartbroken wives and helpless children, let the eyes of the people of Arkansas City be opened to a proper sense of duty.

Remove this alluring temptation from the youth of our land, and peace and order will take the place of vice and crime. When the true principles of temperance are thoroughly established in early life, and made the controlling power through life, they insure health, freedom from pain, competency, respectability, honor, virtue, usefulness, and happiness--all for which true men live or hope for in this life. Happy would it be if they were general and all youths would practice them. Then religion would assert her mild, gentle sway, peace plant her olive wreath in every nation, wisdom, divine and time-honored, shed everywhere her glorious light. A race of men and women full of rosy health; strong, active, symmetrical, beautiful as the artist=s model; pure, virtuous, wise, affectionate, full of honor and lofty princi-ples, would grow up into communities and nations, and make the earth bloom and rejoice in more than Eden gladness. A new heaven and a new earth would surround us with beauty, and arch us over with glory, for the old would have passed away.


Arkansas City, Kansas, June 6, 1884.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.

Superintendent=s Report.

To the School Board:

Gentlemen: I have the honor to make the following report.

Probably a brief review would not be inappropriate. Three years ago the present principal entered the school which was divided by two factions between whom at that time, extreme bitterness existed. Many supposed that the new teacher would be exposed to the fire of both parties. By strict adherence to principle, he succeeded in healing the breach and uniting the two factions into one harmonious whole. Another misfortune was that the school was entirely ungraded. By the close of the first year, the principal was enabled to make a rigid gradation. To some extent this was displeasing, but the pupils were convinced, after awhile, that the principal knew best, and yielded. Thus at the end of two years, the teacher beheld his labor crowned with success, and was prepared to enter with satisfaction upon his third year of labor. His anticipations were not illusory, and it now gives him pleasure to report that the past year has been one of uninterrupted pleasure and success. The entire term has been one of rapid progress, and thorough work. Besides the regular course, drawing and singing have been introduced into all the departments in which the teachers could give instructions in those branches. It is a source of satisfaction to the retiring principal, to know that he is able to pass to his successor, a school in which there is nothing but harmony and friendship. Before closing, he would offer one thought in favor of his pupils and co-laborers, which in after years may prove beneficial. The pupils of our home schools, when prepared for the work, should be preferred to teachers from abroad; those of the teachers who have succeeded, should be retained. Without consulting the successful teachers, these places were filled by others from a distance. It would seem but fair to give a fair test, and whoever succeeded best should have been employed. What stimulus has our pupils and resident teachers, if they must seek employment abroad? They certainly have a deep interest in our institutions and would labor as earnestly as strangers for our success. We deem so much is due our pupils and home teachers, and assure you, gentlemen, that these suggestions are made in good faith for the promotion of our best interests. Extending sincere thanks for any courtesies or favors received, we are, Respectfully Yours,

C. T. ATKINSON, Supt. Of Schools.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.

Fourth of July.

A meeting was held last Wednesday evening by the Arkansas Valley Guards to take action concerning the celebration of the Fourth of July. As the Grand Army of the Republic Post of this city had inaugurated the movement, the Guards decided to await their next meeting, which will be this evening. We are warranted in saying that this celebraation will be the best we have ever had. We shall give the programme in full as soon as possible.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.

Major Searing and Mayor F. P. Schiffbauer returned last week from New York, where they have been looking after the interests of their friends in the way of government contracts. The former gentleman received the contracts for all the flour to be furnished in the Territory as well as a large quantity of meal, corn, and salt. He also received the flour contract for Lawrence school and the same for northwestern agencies. Mr. Schiffbauer has the contract for the transportation of Indian supplies from Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City to Arkansas City, and from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago, and Kansas City to Lawrence, Kansas. This entirely secures this place the Indian freight this year and will make a home market for all wheat grown in this section of country, and in many ways tends to a continual prosperity.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.

Through the courtesy of Mr. Alexander, one of the stockholders in the new building association, we were shown the plan of the new buildings soon to be erected by the firm. It consists of a handsome one-story house, with bay window, and ornamental gables. The company will make their houses among the most attractive in the city. Much credit is due these gentlemen, as through their efforts, the value of the property of our city will be materially enhanced. Success to you, gentlemen.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.

Last week after L. D. Skinner had given bond for his appearance, he started home; and overtaking Frank Lorry, covered him with a revolver, and demanded his money. Mr. Lorry, undisturbed, replied that he had not sufficient for robbing purposes, and drove on. Mrs. Lorry, who was along with Mr. Lorry, was seriously frightened. If Mr. Lorry had only delivered his money, such a case would have been made that this gentleman would probably have given but little trouble in the future.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.

Mr. E. F. Shindel, brother-in-law of O. Ingersoll, has purchased the stock of the Central Drug Store, and taken possession of the store. He comes from Pennsylvania, and is a practical and thorough druggist, and has had an experience of fifteen years. We cordially welcome him to our city and wish him the best of success.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 14, 1884.

Owing to the sickness of his father, T. H. McLaughlin and family were suddenly called East. They left yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Beall will occupy their residence during their absence.



May already have this from TRAVELER...

Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

The following are the distances of some of the surrounding towns and Indian Agencies from Arkansas City.



Geuda Springs ................. 8

Winfield ...................... 14

Maple City .................... 18

Dexter ........................ 26

Cedarvale ..................... 35


Hunnewell ..................... 25

South Haven ................... 24

Cleardale ..................... 18

Caldwell ...................... 36

Oxford ........................ 26

Wellington .................... 35


Deer Creek .................... 16

Willow Springs ................ 18

Kaw Agency .................... 18

Ponca Agency .................. 35

Nez Perce Agency ............... 30

Otoe Agency .................... 45

Pawnee Agency .................. 63

Osage Agency ................... 65

Dean Bros.= Ranch .............. 85

Powell Bros.= Ranch ............ 75

Wiley=s Ranch .................. 65


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.



The AOld Reliable@ Real Estte Office has not been asleep this month, as their business shows. They have sold in town

L. Small=s house and 3 lots.

Sam Reed=s house and 4 lots.

Geo. Miller, 2 lots for $425.

J. S. Pickard, house and 3 lots.

Robert Baird, house and 3 lots.

One-half interest in J. W. Patterson=s livery stable.

Geo. Allen=s house, on 9th Street.

Harry Edward=s house and 1 lot.

Mac Peecher, 1 lot for $100, with some lots scattered along for spice.

In the meantime, to keep the country from thinking the city was enjoying all the boom, they sold the

Moses lot for $1,600.

Mrs. Halyard, 1/4 for $2,000.

Bly=s 2-1/2 acres, joining the city, for $800.

This makes an average of over one sale a day of $1,000.

Who says we do not boom, with a large B.

They also have for sale a few special bargains, which are bound to sell at once.

For instance:

Two acres on west side of Summit Street for $1,000.

House 14 x 14, wing 14 x 14, 6 rooms, and 3 lots on Summit St. These lots are worth $450 each. Price: $750.

House 16 x 20, kitchen 10 x 16, stable 8 x 10, hydrant in the yard, lots fenced, 2 lots. $250 asked for lots in that neighborhood and $200 offered. Price: $500.



Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.


Dealer in: Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes,

Gents= Furnishing Goods, etc.


I have the largest stock of Ladies= and Children=s Shoes, which I am closing out below cost.



Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.


Our streets are full of visitors.

Real estate is advancing rapidly.

Highland Hall has a new awning.

R. B. Baird sold his residence for $1,300.

The Mason storeroom is nearly completed.

Now is a good time to buy town property.

Cherries and blackberries are coming into market.

The residence of J. Landes will soon be completed.

Cowley County Bank has fine inside window shutters.

The Arcade sign was painted by Tommy Braggins.

Wheat cutting will be the order of the day, next week.

Peter Pearson=s new hearse is one of the finest in the west.

D. W. Stevens is giving his property a thorough renovation.

George Allen sold his property to Mr. Kilpatrick for $750.

Goeden=s restaurant is one of the popular evening resorts.

The Chicago Comedy Company play tonight for the last time.

Capt. Thompson purchased Mr. Sam. Reed=s property for $1,250.

Mr. Loveland is doing remarkably well and recovering rapidly.

Mrs. Ferguson, of the Territory, is visiting Mrs. William Gibby.

Major Sleeth is erecting a fine stone curbing around his residence.

Street commissioner Moore is doing excellent work on our highways.

G. W. Childers is building an elegant residence in the west part of town.

Mr. Braggins gave the front of the skating rink a fine new sign this week.

J. F. Steadman has erected a fine new gun shop on the rear of his residence lot.

Go to the musical entertainment at the Presbyterian Church, next Tuesday night.

There are about one hundred men employed on the Hasie and commercial blocks.

The school singing club will be organized into a Blaine and Logan campaign club.

Heitkam, our popular merchant tailor, is receiving many orders from our businessmen.

J. E. Beck has the contract for putting in the basement of G. W. Childers= new residence.

For Rent. Two houses, one of which is furnished; inquire of THE REPUBLICAN office.

T. A. Gaskill purchased twenty prime fat hogs, last week, and commenced packing this week.

The country pupils have gone to their homes much to the regrets of both teacher and pupils.

The halycon days of school are over, and many are the regrets of both teacher and pupils.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

R. B. Baird built this week some handsome porches around the residence of R. O. Lutes.

T. A. Gaskill has commenced packing pork and has on hand sausage, ribs, and back bones for sale.

C. C. Maffat removed, last Saturday, from the house he formerly occupied to a residence in the west part of town.

Major Woodin has purchased lots and will erect a fine residence.

J. E. Beck has the contract for putting in the basement of

G. W. Childers= new house.

We printed 2,000 copies of the Land Record, for the enterprising real estate firm Kellogg, Matlack & Howard.

Last Sabbath was Children=s Day at the churches; appropriate sermons were preached at the different places of worship.

Everybody attended the school festival; everybody was pleased; no more pleasant close of school was ever known.

August Lorry claims that malaria produces Democrats, and offers to prove it. Well, Gus is a queer fish, anyway.

Those who attended the concert at the Presbyterian Church last Sabbath evening, report an instructive and pleasant time.

C. H. Searing and Schiffbauer Bros., have received large contracts for Indian supplies, which will be shipped from Arkansas City.

There never was a time in the history of Arkansas City when property was advancing so rapidly as now. We shall soon have a city of 5,000.

J. W. Patterson has sold his livery, feed, and sale stable to

J. H. Hilliard. Mr. Hilliard has added to his stock many horses of superior blood.

The base ball game played between the Actives and a picked nine of this city, was rather one-sided, the score standing 43 to 3 in favor of the Actives.

A balcony has been erected upon the awning in front of Highland Hall. This will be a nice cool place for the band, on long, hot summer afternoons.

The Methodist festival and social given at the skating rink netted over $50. It was a very agreeable time for those who had the pleasure of attending.

We received a copy of the Mulvane Record, published by G. L. Red at Mulvane. It is a very newsy eight page sheet, and is a credit to the town of its birth.

We understand that Thomas Braggins has in course of contemplation an elegant new sign for Mowry & Sollitt. This is to be the finest sign in the city.

The managers of the festival were compelled to purchase two sets of knives and forks; they are now in possession of F. C. McLaughlin; anyone wishing a set can obtain them for 75 cents.

The base ball club of Geuda Springs, some time ago, challenged our home club for a Fourth of July match game. The boys promptly accepted and we may expect some good playing on that day.



Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

Mr. L. Walton came in yesterday, and called upon us. We found him a gentleman well informed on current affairs, and exceedingly entertaining in conversation. The calls of our farmer friends are highly appreciated.

Thanks are due from the school to R. O. Lutes for teams furnished by him gratuitously. Mr. Lutes is always ready to help a good cause. The teacher and pupils desire to return thanks to those who aided them in their efforts for the library.

Miss Hattie Glotfelter arrived in this city Friday morning, returning from an extended visit to friends in Iowa. She left Monday morning for her home in Arkansas City, taking with her the best wishes of everybody in this city. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

That great big-hearted fellow, Ed. Scott, brought us in, on Wednesday, from his farm on Grouse Creek a whole basket of cherries, besides several branches thickly clustered. In flavor they were delicious and we can assure our friend that they were duly appreciated.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

BIRTH. The Diamond Front has been compelled on account of the press of business to accept another partner. The new partner is a girl. She came to Mr. Kroenert=s residence last Wednesday night and weighs eight and one-half pounds. She will remain at Mr. Kroenert=s house and receive orders by telephone.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.


D. A. McIntire, of Geuda, was in town last Tuesday.

Rev. J. O. Campbell returned Monday from St. Louis.

Irving French, of Ponca Agency, was in the city Monday.

G. W. Miller=s brother from Ohio is visiting him this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Halloway, of Winfield, spent Wednesday in our city.

Johnnie Gooch, of Otoe Agency, spent a few days in town this week.

With pleasure we see Mrs. Seyfer again at her accustomed place.

James Jones, of Winfield, spent last Sabbath in town with the boys.

J. B. Gueyer is aiding at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s. He is a stalwart clerk.

J. Landes returned a few days ago from his St. Louis and Kansas City trip.

W. T. Kitchen returned, Thursday, from Kansas City, where he had been on a visit.

A. L. Pomeroy, special agent of the Estey & Camp organs, has his headquarters at Eddy=s drug store.

F. S. Jennings, our genial county attorney, gave us a pleasant call Tuesday, while he was in the city.



Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

W. L. Chalfant, agent and correspondent of the Emporia Daily Republican, gave us a pleasant call Monday.

Mrs. Sawyer and children, of Colorado, are visiting their relatives, Mr. Sleeth=s and Mrs. Theaker=s families.

Conductor Myers is still quite ill. A surgical operation performed within the last few days has greatly relieved him.

Capt. Nipp and son, Rob, returned home from Chicago, where the Captain has been attending the Republican convention.

Murray & Lyttle, carpenters, from Wichita, came down the other day to make bids on various buildings contemplated.

Major Sleeth returned a few days ago from St. Louis where he had been attending the General Assembly of the U. P. Church.

Mr. Mountjoy, of Atlanta, Logan County, Illinois, is visiting Mr. Musselman. He came to visit his son in Bolton, who is dangerously ill.

A. Worthley returned from his Territory trip last Sabbath evening. His return was unexpected, and created a pleasant surprise for his family.

Jones & Collins, our new real estate firm, are doing a fine business. These are most courteous gentlemen with whom it is a pleasure to transact business.

Miss Belle Roberts, of Chicago, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. She will remain in the city for several weeks, after which she will make a visit of several months to an uncle in Salt Lake City, Utah.

C. M. Leavitt, a promising young attorney of Winfield, was in the city Tuesday, conducting the defense of L. D. Skinner. Mr. Leavitt is one of those courteous Kentuckians whom one is always pleased to meet.

James Walker, brother of J. B. Walker, of this city, and L. A. Babcock, both of Monmouth, Illinois, arrived in our city last Saturday. They intend taking a trip to the Indian Territory before returning home.

We received a pleasant call from Dr. L. J. Jones, of Mulvane, an old practitioner, formerly of Kentucky. He was a surgeon in the Union army. Dr. Jones is thinking of locating in our thriving city ere long.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell, of Gerlaw, Illinois, has located here. His office is over McLaughlin=s store. He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, and has practiced for a number of years. His card appears in our columns.


Office Over McLaughlin Bros. Store.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

J. J. Drye, of Houstonville, Kentucky, has been prospecting in Cowley County for several days. His opinion is that this county contains some of the finest land in the Union. He will spend a few days in the Indian Territory, before he returns. He expects to make Cowley his future home. We shall cordially welcome him among us.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

A. H. Clark, an old timer of Arkansas City, but now a resident of Chautauqua Springs, was in the city this week, visiting friends and relatives. Of course, he gave us a call. He is chock full of enthusiasm for Blaine and Logan, and eminently versed in the politics of the day. He is always a welcome visitor to our sanctum.



Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

W. T. Estus came into the office Monday, and ordered THE REPUBLICAN be sent to him at Longmont, Colorado. Mr. Estus is a cousin of the Drs. Vawter and possesses qualities equal to theirs in amiability, but in politics he far surpasses them. In other words, he is a thorough Republican, and solid for Blaine and Logan, while the Vawter boys are decidedly tremulous concerning those illustrious men.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

In our professional columns will be found the card of Dr. J. W. Sparks, late of Bushnell, Illinois. The Doctor has come to Arkansas City with the intention of making this place his permanent residence. From appearances we deem him a gentleman of worth, and we learn that he has held many positions of honor and trust in the city whence he came. In our growing city there is room for such gentlemen. We heartily welcome the Doctor and trust he will meet with the success his merit deserves.


Office with J. M. Wright, M. D., in Matlack=s Block. Residence first house east of Alexander=s lumber yard. Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

Mr. J. P. Johnson, of the Johnson & Hosmer cattle firm; A. B. Johnson, one of the same firm, of Concord, New Hampshire, and Mr.

J. P. Dodge, of the same place, were in the city Monday, on their return from the Coldwater ranch. The Eastern part of the party were well pleased with the country and favorably impressed with the vim and push exhibited by our businessmen and the town in general. They passed onto Arkansas City Tuesday morning, from which point they will return to their homes this week. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

W. W. Irons came into the office a few days since, and subscribed for THE REPUBLICAN. For THE REPUBLICAN, did you say? Of course, why not? Because he is a Democrat. Well, that is nothing, we have many Democratic subscribers on our list--real, jolly, whole-hearted fellows who never do a singin wrong thing except vote the Democratic ticket. Why they do this is incomprehensible to us, but they do it, and, we suppose, cannot help it. Mr. Irons is one of the substantial farmers of Grouse Creek. He came to this county at an early day and Agrew up with the country.@ He raises large crops, buys and sells much stock, both cattle and hogs, and is rapidly improving in everything except his politics; and in that we are afraid he is regarded by his neighbors as one of their most substantial men, and is respected by all who know him, so it is possible that he may not be such a bad fellow, after all.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

School Festival.

One of the most decided successes of the season, was the school festival, given by the teacher and pupils of the high school and grammar departments at the skating rink, last Tuesday evening. The school labored earnestly, but much of the praise due, must be given to Mrs. Beall, Mrs. Klopf, and Mrs. Atkinson, who directed the movement, and toiled incessantly the entire Thursday for the undertaking. These ladies worked with untiring zeal from early morn to late at night. In the afternoon and evening, they were joined by Mrs. Baird, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Armistead, and Mrs. Chenoweth. Too much credit cannot be given each one of these ladies for their unwearied efforts. Evening brought an immense crowd. The evening passed in social enjoyment, and at a late hour the actors passed from the scene, well pleased with their evening=s entertainment.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

Joint Stock Association.

A joint stock association has been formed by Messrs. Beall, Hill, Alexander, Vawter, and Landes, with a paid up capital of $10,000. The object of the company is to purchase and sell town lots, build houses for rent and sale, and improve the city generally. They have purchased in Leonard=s addition, twenty-two lots, and expect to erect, within the next thirty days, five large and elegant houses. The design was to build them alike, paint them alike, and surround the number with a neat picket fence, but dividing the residence lots by fine curbing stones. This idea, however, may be changed. We wish these gentlemen success in their undertaking. The firm is composed of persons who possess superior business talent, and will materially aid in the development of the city. The office of the firm is with Mr. Alexander at his lumber yard. Anyone seeking houses will do well to call on this new firm.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

Last, but not least, we come to Mr. Mattoon. Whether as a pianist or composer, we do not know which most to appreciate. His performances are certainly artistically perfect and full of soul and feeling. In the ARobin Adair,@ the house fairly echoed back a flood of melody, and the effect was magical. . . . Columbus, Ohio, Sunday Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.





Only listing two cities. 1884 1883

Winfield City: 3,617 3,284

Arkansas City: 2,825 1,882



Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.


The commencement exercises of our High School were held in Highland Hall Monday evening. A large assemblage was present to witness the close. Our citizens may well feel proud of the class of 1884. That they were so, was shown by the frequent applause and the bounteous bestowal of flowers. The members of the class acquitted themselves with honor and were a credit to their teacher. The parents and friends of these young people have to congratulate themselves on the possession of such talented young persons. The depth of thought and morality of sentiment were the subject of much favorable comment. All agree that the class could not be excelled. Excellent music was rendered by the school club. Many thanks are due Mrs. F. Beall from both the principal and pupils for her aid at the organ. The people of our city may well be elated at the high mental and moral standing of the pupils of the Arkansas City graded schools.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

Going to Arkansas City.

Prof. J. C. Weir, who has so creditably filled the position of superintendent of the Baxter public schools for two years past, has accepted a similar position in the schools of Arkansas City, to which point he will go in a few weeks. Prof. Weir is a thorough, energetic instructor and we regret to announce that he is to leave our city. His methods of teaching are of the latest and best, and his discipline perfect. Baxter=s loss will be Arkansas City=s gain.

Baxter Springs Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

Grand Opening.

The skating rink will be opened in grand style next Wednesday evening. The proprietors will spare no pains or expense to make everything orderly and pleasant. Everybody is invited to be present. This will be a pleasant resort for the young, for innocent sport and enjoyment. Nothing immoral, in the slightest, will be tolerated. Remember the time, next Wednesday evening.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

Attention Guards. You are hereby commanded to meet, on next Friday evening, at 7 o=clock, sharp, at the Star Livery Stables, to receive orders concerning the 4th of July.

C. G. THOMPSON, Captain Commanding Co.

Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

Found. By Mr. Hopp, at or near the schoolhouse, a black dolman. Owner can have same by calling at this office and paying advertising charges.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

The other day we came into possession of a copy of the Commercial Indicator, of Kansas City, dated December 25, 1879. We found within it the following, which as viewed in the light of today, seems well nigh prophetic.

Mr. W. M. Sleeth, president of the Cowley County Bank, Arkansas City, Kansas, writes to a gentleman of this city as follows.

AThe railroad is all graded and the track is now laid to within six miles of our city, and will be all done and cars running in less than ten days. Our place will be the terminus till the right of way can be obtained through the Territory. We are now doing a fine business and the city is improving rapidly and our future prospects are bright. Next year the Texas cattle shipping will be from here and this point is most accessible to most of the agencies in the Territory and is sure of that business. If the Territory is opened for settlement as is now recommended, we are all right still, being at the junction of the Walnut and Arkansas rivers, and close to the Territory; a relation to it similar to that of Kansas City to Kansas, and Arkansas City will be to the Territory what Kansas City is to Kansas.@


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

We are under obligations to Mrs. Sleeth and her aunt, Mrs. Sawyer, for the pleasure obtained from reading a war record and diary of Lieut. David Bell, an uncle of Mrs. Sleeth, and a brother of Mrs. Sawyer. The recruiting record is of especial interest to us, as it contains the names of many of the boys of 1861 to 1865, from our native place. The diary is a series of adventures undergone by Lieut. Bell after the war, while he was in the West. It contains a description of the survey of the southern boundary of Kansas, and what is of especial interest, so describes the land and streams that we readily recognize the places. One 4th of July was spent between two streams, one of which is the Arkansas; the other we infer to be the Walnut. They probably spent the day upon the town site, and then were the first to celebrate the birth of the republic on Arkansas City soil. The diary is well written; gives pleasure in the perusal, and well deserves printing for the preservation of the many interesting events contained within it.


Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

At the First Presbyterian Church, next Tuesday evening, will be given a concert by Prof. E. S. Mattoon, a gentleman who has acquired a world-wide reputation for musical performance and composition. The proceeds are for the church fund. . . . [Lists programme. I skipped.]



Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

John McMain and John Doe, stole a boat at Winfield, and came down the Walnut to Searing=s mill, where they were arrested by Johnny Breene and brought before our justice, Judge Kreamer, who fined them $10 and costs for their pleasure trip. McMain, it will be remembered, was, about three years ago, sent to the penitentiary for stealing a pocket book from one of the laborers at the brick yard southeast of this city.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.


Maple City.

Maple City is on the eastern edge of Cowley County, twenty miles east of Arkansas City. It is situated in the midst of a nice rolling country which is well watered, and well adapted to grazing. Large ranches lie near the town, and hundreds of cattle dot the slopes. The town contains a fine class of citizens, and they are well supplied with church facilities. The soil around Maple City is fertile and productive. The people are industrious and energetic. Improvements are making constantly and the country will soon be one of our best. Farms are changing hands rapidly, and an excellent class of emigrants are coming in. The crops are excellent; wheat in some localities, on Grouse, reaching the height of five feet. Corn is growing well; and everything promises plenty. There is only one thing necessary to render this country equal to any, and that is an east and west railroad. Not only they, but we need it, and if we unite our efforts, this certainly will be accomplished. Were this done, the value of the land in the eastern part of the county would be quadrupled.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.

W. T. Kirtley and Charles Baker have exchanged places. Mr. Kirtley will commence the cultivation of a fruit farm--something we have needed long.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.

Guelph, Sumner County, Kansas.

Twelve miles west of Arkansas City, on the head waters of Bitter Creek, lies Guelph; a fine prosperous village, with a slightly undulating and rich prairie country surrounding it. The businessmen are energetic and high spirited and are determined to make this flourishing village a fine city. The soil of this section is good and crops are looking well. Land can still be obtained at reasonable rates, and is rapidly advancing in value. The people are enterprising and cordial, and strangers find themselves at home. When they obtain a railroad, the country will become one of the best in southern Kansas. Persons desiring homes will find this section an inviting spot.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.

A gentleman from Udall informs us that they had a terrific water spout there on Monday afternoon. In less than an hour it made a lake two feet deep of the whole town. Boats could have floated anywhere. Lightning struck Rob Ratliff=s house, set it on fire, and slightly injured his wife. The fire was soon extinguished. Also killed a cow for Mr. Ratliff. The wind blew like a hurricane and shook things up generally, though strange to say, our informant reported but little serious damage. The spout spanned but a small scope of country.

Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.

Attention, Company.

The members of the Arkansas Valley Guards are hereby directed to meet for drill at the Star Livery Stable Wednesday, June 25th, at 7:30 o=clock. The company will drill with arms, and are requested to wear uniforms. This will be the only drill before the parade on the fourth; and a full attendance is absolutely necessary.

C. G. THOMPSON, Captain Commanding Co.

E. C. GAGE, Clerk.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.

The Skating Rink.

The skating rink opened Wednesday evening with many of our best people in attendance. There were numerous falls and tumbles occasioned by the inexperience of the pleasure seekers. Many, however, soon became accustomed to the sport, and enjoyed themselves hugely. Numbers distinguished themselves, and deserve mention, but we are compelled by lack of space to confine ourselves to two person; viz. L. H. Braden and W. W. Brown. The evolutions of these gentlemen drew bursts of admiration from the entire assemblage. Mr. Brown was the center of admiration; his rapid and dextrous movements drew shouts from the audience and frequently shook the whole building, especially when he took his seat. Grace and dexterity challenge the admiration and win the love of the beholders. There are many persons who are envious of Mr. Brown. All in all, the rink is a success and a place where one can have both pleasant and innocent amusement.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.

J. T. Brown, of Maple City, called on us Wednesday. Mr. Brown recently purchased a fine farm near that thriving burg. His investment has nearly doubled in value. Mr. Brown is another of our Democratic subscribers. However, admiring the matchless qualities of James G. Blaine, he said once that if that eminent statesman should be nominated, he would vote for him. His Democracy is of such a liberal kind that it is difficult to distinguish it from Republicanism.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.

J. W. Mitchell, of Rushville, Indiana, recently sold his store and goods at that place, and came to Kansas, to view the country. He spent a few days of the past week in our city and then went to Greeley, Colorado, to visit friends. He has decided to come West. So far he has found no country that suits him so well as Cowley County. Unless Colorado has a paradise, he will return home, sell his remaining property, and make Arkansas City his future home. This is the opinion of all strangers--that our section is the best they have ever seen.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.

Mr. J. N. McIntyre, of Wellington, gave us a call while in the city this week. He has sold his hotel in Wellington, and contemplates building a hotel here, but has not fully decided. Our hotels are crowded and we sadly need such a building.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 21, 1884.

Notice was received, from headquarters at Washington, D. D., that hereafter all freight to Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agencies will be shipped via Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.


Corn promises a large yield.

E. C. Mason=s new residence will soon be completed.

The guards are drilling for the 4th of July celebration.

Peter Pearson has a new sign painted by T. E. Braggins.

A new awning graces the front of C. R. Sipes= building.

A. B. DeBruce and J. M. Godfrey exchanged places this week.

The man who builds a new hotel will have secured a fortune for life.

Major Sleeth has placed upon his stone curbing a handsome iron fence.

For Sale. An excellent young horse. Inquire of Dr. Giffith at his residence.

Wheat harvest is the order of the day; the yield will be the greatest ever known.

Hundreds of dollars have already been subscribed for the celebration of the 4th of July.

Kellogg, Matlack & Howard are doing a lively business in real estate and insurance this week.

Major Haworth is very busy looking after business matters at the various agencies in the Territory.

There are two or three more business blocks contemplated, of which we do not feel at liberty to speak this week.

We are under obligations to Judge James Christian for a copy of the Report of the Kanss State Agricultural Society.

The contract for building five residences for the building association was awarded to a Wichita firm for $697 per house.

Burke & Martin, cattle men, holding on the Cimarron, came up from their ranch last Wednesday, and report stock as doing well.

The building boom has broken out afresh. More than forty residences are under construction, and more than one hundred contemplated.

Fifteen Kiowa Indians on horseback rode into town one day this week. To the stranger, they present a curious and interesting spectacle.

Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

J. H. Punshon is adding a new addition to his furniture store. His business has so increased that he has been compelled to make more room.

Notice is given to the party who stole the screen door from Ed. Grady=s lumber yard, that if he does not return the same, he will be arrested immediately.

Fitch & Barron sold their storeroom on Summit Street Wednesday to J. T. Hoffman. They will not give possession for six months. Consideration, $3,500.

D. W. Stevens and family now occupy the upper rooms of their building on Summit street. The lower part has been rented to a clothing establishment.

If you want a bargain in cattle, read Kellogg, Matlack & Howard=s specials. This firm is doing a wonderful business in the sale of land, city property, and stock.

An addition to the Chilocco Indian School is now building. It will be 20 x 70 feet, and two stories high, and will be used for bath rooms, laundry, and kitchen.

John Hackleman returned home last Wednesday from a three week=s visit in Ohio and Indiana. He reports business very dull throughout the eastern states. [Paper had Hackleman.]

For Rent. A house containing two rooms. Good garden and well on the premises. Ready for occupancy June 30. Terms: $6 per month in advance. Inquire at this office.

The Mason block will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks. Mr. Mason informs us that a stock of general merchandise to the value of $10,000 will be placed therein.

The Arkansas River has been unusually high for the past few days. This is one of the severest tests the dam has experienced, and it has withstood the pressure without the slightest harm.

T. A. Gaskill has commenced the slaughtering of beeves, sheep, and hogs. At his shop in the northwest part of town can be found the best cuts of choicest meats of all kinds.

Come to Arkansas City the 4th of July, if you wish to see the greatest celebration ever known in the West. Orations, addresses, parades, drills, and a general good time will be the order of the day.

We had a pleasant call from Mr. Roberts, of Osage City, Monday. He formerly was a member of the newspaper fraternity; but has accumulated such a large (?) Fortune, that he has been able to retire.

The picnic held in Rev. Harris= grove Wednesday, was an exceedingly pleasant affair. Mr. Harris was the recipient of a fine easy chair and a handsome carpet from the ladies of the Baptist and Methodist Churches.

The Grenola Chief has completed, this week, the first year of its existence. Brother Hicks understands well the management of a paper and has achieved success. To newspapers of this standing, Kansas owes much of her unexampled prosperity.





Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

We are obliged to Mr. T. A. Gaskill for a bounteous present of sausage. Mr. Gaskill has a well-established reputation for upright and honorable dealing, and when anyone wishes the best of meats and the cleanest of food, they should call on him.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

BIRTH. A few days ago, a stranger, a little girl, came to the residence of Mr. Brown, who lives east of the Walnut. She possessed such winning ways that the family concluded to keep her. She weighs--well, we really do not know just how many pounds.

[Gather Mr. Brown well or initials not given.]


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

G. M. Keller, Wednesday, purchased the paint shop and appurtenances of Thomas Tyner. Mr. Tyner has acquired an excellent reputation in his branch of business. Mr. Keller comes well recommended. He has successfully pursued his trade in Cleveland, Toledo, and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Someone asked how small fruits pay in this vicinity. In reply we would cite the profit of J. E. Arnett from four young cherry trees. The cherries hung in clusters, and were large and finely flavored. From these four young trees, he sold cherries to the amount of fifty-three dollars. Truly, southern Kansas is the garden spot of the west.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

A communication from Mr. Jos. B. Whipple, of Silverdale, for the farm department came too late for insertion this week. Our readers will receive the benefit of this excellent production next week. Will Mr. Whipple send at his earliest convenience his cure for chicken cholera? Many of our readers desire it.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Mr. Davis, of Auburn, New York, called to see us Wednesday. He is prospecting for a house. He has traveled through a number of the states, and through sections of Kansas, but thinks Cowley County presents a finer appearance than any portion he had yet visited. He is so well pleased that he will purchase property and become one of us. He will be followed by several others.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

W. W. Milligan is agent for an excellent tiling for wells. He also has the machinery for sinking the shaft. The superiority of this well over others is that the tubing is jointed and when placed together with cement, is impervious to water. Thus the water comes from the bottom of the well and is always pure and cold. It is proof against frogs and vermin, also, and renders the water pure and clean.



Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

For the accommodation of those who want to visit the various points on the line of the A. T. & S. F. R. R. during the celebration of the 4th of July, tickets will be sold at one fare for the round trip. These tickets will be on sale the morning of the 3rd and withdrawn from sale on the night of the 4th. Good to return until midnight of the 5th. O. INGERSOLL, Agent.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Mr. Whitney, of Baxter Springs, is visiting our city. He brought with him a herd of fine cattle, with the intention of selling them to the government, for the purpose of stocking the Indian farm at Chilocco. The cattle were inspected by Major Haworth, yesterday. Mr. Whitney went out Thursday on a prospecting tour, as far as Maple City. He reports a fine country. He says the wheat is fine; that corn looks well, and that there are splendid locations for stock ranches.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

A new grocery will be opened, next Thursday, in the house south of Mrs. Henderson=s millinery store. The firm name is I. R. Deming & Son. Mr. Deming has been engaged in the grocery trade for a number of years, at Burlington, Iowa, and has removed to our section for the benefit of his health. He has purchased the Baird property, and intends making our city his home. His long experience in this branch of business will, doubtless, render him one of our successful merchants.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

T. A. Gaskill wishes to inform his former patrons that he is again in the meat business, and will keep at his stand in the northwest part of town beef, pork, and mutton constantly on hand. Mr. Gaskill has recently purchased a fine new refrigerator in which his meat is kept at a cool and even temperature. It has none of the disadvantages of an ice-box, in which meats often spoil, and yet the taint cannot be detected. Mr. Gaskill will kill nothing but the best of every kind of stock. When you wish choice pieces, call on this gentleman.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Mr. S. W. Duncan, who has been local editor of THE REPUBLICAN from the first of March until the last two weeks, leaves today for Argonia, Sumner County, Kansas, to visit his sister, Mrs. Best. Mr. Duncan has rendered us efficient aid, and we regret his departure; but a new field of usefulness has opened for him and he obeys the call. While here he has made many friends, who sincerely regret to see him leave. With sadness we bid him adieu, and wish him that success which honor and merit deserve.





Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

William G. Miller.

Observing the other day that there had been a large addition built to the shop of Mr. Miller, we called around to see what it means. We found the gentleman as usual at his post, but he good naturedly answered our questions.

The addition, which is twenty-eight feet in length and the entire width of the shop, he said, was built because it had to be. In other words, his business has so increased that he has been compelled to enlarge twice. We found he now employs four number one workmen in his blacksmith shop, and that these men were kept constantly at work. In order to meet the demands of his patrons and the citizens, he has employed Abraham O=Hare, whose exclusive work has been horse-shoeing. Mr. O=Hare worked for Mr. Miller some nine months a year ago, and such has been the demand for his services as a horse-shoer that Mr. Miller has employed him at high rates so that this work may be done satisfactorily to his patrons.

Mr. Miller has, including himself, three other experienced workmen, who are, strange to say, of about the same age, viz., fifty years. This gives an aggregate of one hundred and fifty years of experience for this energetic shop. Singular to relate, the fathers of all three of these gentlemen were blacksmiths, and good ones too. With this force Mr. Miller is now prepared to work for his patrons on the shortest notice.

This work has persistently sought him, in the past, but often it has been compelled to wait, even to the loss of the owner; but now Mr. Miller is prepared to do work immediately.

Mr. Miller also showed us a shaft three and one-half inches in diameter which he had successfully welded in two places, and assured us that he was able for even larger pieces.

In the back shop he employs two first-class wagon-makers, and from this department comes the well-known Mack wagon, which is so celebrated in the East. All the work passes under the personal inspection of Mr. Miller, and would not be allowed to pass from the shop unless it pleases his critical eye.

Mr. Miller came to Arkansas City two years ago, and when he landed in our prosperous city, had not a dollar to his name. He even was compelled to borrow seven and one-half dollars to pay the freight on his household goods. By energy, perseverance, integrity, and hard work he is in very different circumstances today. He owns an excellent residence, situated on two and one-half lots, and for which he can obtain any day, $1,500 [? FIGURE OBSCURED]. Besides this, he possesses his shop, worth from $800 to $1,000, and his utensils, which are worth about $800 [? $300 ? FIGURE OBSCURED].

This little sketch is intended to show what a hard-working, industrious gentleman can do in southern Kansas. This is only one of the many successful persons to whom we could refer. For the authenticity of these statements, we refer to Mr. Miller himself, who is well known and highly esteemed in our city.



Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.


Conductor Myers is still seriously ill.

F. S. Jennings was in the city Tuesday on legal business.

Miss Effie Gilstrap spent commencement week in the city.

Mrs. Frank Fosset, of Pond, Indian Territory, is in the city, visiting relations.

R. E. Hammond departed for Winfield, Tuesday, to attend the Normal.

Mr. Loveland=s friends will be pleased to learn that he is recovering rapidly.

Miss Mary Berkey, of Winfield, is visiting her sister, Mrs.

D. W. Stevens.

John Huston is building himself a neat residence in the west part of the city.

Mr. Steadman, brother of our townsman, Frank Steadman, is in the city visiting.

Mr. C. T. Atkinson will start, next Monday, for Kentucky, to visit parents and relatives.

J. Frank Smith, our new enterprising grocer, returned to the city with his family, Thursday.

Mr. Chase, the cousin of Mr. Newman, who has been lying ill at Mr. Bassett=s, is slowly recovering.

J. W. Warren has been employed to teach in district number 8, this county, at forty-seven and one-half dollars per month.

[They had Warren...wonder if this should be Warner???]

Rev. S. B. Fleming went to Newton, Wednesday, to attend the State Sabbath School Convention. He will return today.

J. P. Musselman had, this week, a fine young horse injured by wire fence. The animal is a fine one and it is fortunate the damage is not serious.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

R. C. Howard, foreman of THE REPUBLICAN office, went to Fredonia, last Saturday, to look after his prospective matrimonial interests.



Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Misses Virginia Walton and Mary Johnson, teachers in our public schools during last year, departed last Saturday for their homes in the East.

W. F. Chalfant, of Emporia, called upon us this week, while in the city. He was accompanied by his son. They are connected with the Emporia Republican, and are agreeable and pleasant gentlemen.

Rev. N. S. Buckner has been notified that he has been elected as a delegate to the Centennial Anniversary of Methodism, which meets in Baltimore, Maryland, December 14, 1884.

E. A. Goodrich, one of Maple City=s live businessmen, was in town Tuesday. He reports everything as prosperous with their section. He has numerous farms and ranches for sale; and doubtless has many bargains.

Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Horace Vaughn made every preparation for starting to the Normal Tuesday. He arrived at the depot in time to miss the train, and decided to wait till next Monday. We believe this is the first time we have ever known Horace to be late.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Miss Lizzie Gilbert, who has been, for the past nine months, a pupil of excellent standing in our High School, returned to her home at Dexter, last Saturday. She is a niece of Mr. T. J. Gilbert, of our city, and a most estimable young lady.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.


Special Bargains. Four hundred head of mixed cattle, in good condition, wintered in the Choctaw Nation. For sale at low figures. This is a No. 1 bargain, for the next 30 days. Call on Kellogg, Matlack & Howard.

Wanted. At Arcade Restaurant, girl for kitchen work, good wages. GEO. HAYSEL.

For Sale. One thorough-bred and one graded short horn bull. Enquire of W. H. Harris, near Walnut Mills.

Wilson=s self sealing fruit jars at J. W. Hutchison & Sons.

Lace embroidery, cheaper than ever at FITCH & BARRON=s.

Lost. A large leather black pocket-book, contains paper only. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at Central Drug Store.

Remember if you want cheap groceries, the best place to get them is at Sweeney=s.

Get your watch and clock repaired at FITCH & BARRON=s.

Canned goods at bottom prices at Smith=s.

Wanted. At Smith=s, your produce.

FOR SALE. By Kellogg, Matlack & Howard, 385 head of cattle, 285 head of which are steers, two and three years old; balance cows, two year old heifers, and twenty calves. Choctaw and Creek Nation stock, and wintered on their reservation. They are in just as good condition as any range cattle in the Territory. The price is twenty dollars per head. Twenty-five of the cows will be fresh in one month.

FOR SALE. By Kellogg, Matlack & Howard, 250 head of cattle, 65 of which are two years old, balance yearlings. Price is $17 per head; also 112 head at $15 per head. These cattle were wintered in Benton and Washington Counties, Arkansas, and are what are known as Missouri cattle.

Buy your fancy goods for the 4th at Fitch & Barron=s.

Sweeny is the sole agent for the celebrated Little Joker Cigars.

Gent=s Furnishing Goods, and nobby goods in men=s light weight underwear, shirts and ties, at AL. HEITKAM. Next to Diamond Grocery.

Summer underwear! Best of goods! Bottom prices!

A. HEITKAM, Merchant Tailor & Gent=s Furnisher. North of Diamond grocery.



Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Music. Instructions given in organ and piano music by Miss Thenie J. Taylor at the music room of Miss Grace Medbury, which will be vacated by Miss Medbury after May 25th. Pianos and organs for sale at extremely low figures and easy terms. Call at the above named room over Cowley Co. Bank for particulars.





Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.



Today closed the ninth month of school.

The seniors have completed Rhetoric, algebra, physiology, bookkeeping, the nine months= course in Latin, and have made considerable advance in constitution and physical geography. The juniors have made remarkable progress, and are a class of which any school ought to be proud.

The number of the graduating class is six.

Altogether it has been a pleasant and desirable school as one could wish. It is with exceeding sadness we part from our excellent, ever kind, and considerate teacher, to whom we all owe so much gratitude. All the class join in wishing him the success and happiness which he so much deserves. We leave school bearing malice toward no one. Asking the pardon of the gentlemen of THE REPUBLICAN office for the trouble we have given them, wishing our brother juniors success in life, and with kindest regards to all, I remain your obedient servant and ever well-wisher.

The following is the graduating address of Miss Emma Theaker.

[Hard to read. Looks like address was entitled ABEYOND THE ALPS LIES ITALY,@ but not sure. DID NOT COPY.]



Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.


School closed last Tuesday in grand style. After a course of nine months of school. We are all satisfied with the close; not because it was unpleasant to attend, but because we have done a good year=s work, and need some rest. We do not think that we ever passed as pleasant a term of school, long or short, in our life, as we have this year. There being no discord among the pupils and teacher; everyone has been on the best of terms; and as a class we stood well in our examinations. There have been comparatively very few failures. We have completed Harvey=s grammar, White=s Complete Arithmetic, Monteith=s Comprehensive Geography, Cornell=s Physical Geography. We have also had a course in writing, spelling, and analysis, drawing, singing, Hart=s Rhetoric, Robinson=s Algebra, and A. S. History. If it was necessary, the junior department alone could turn out twenty good school teachers; but there will be but few of the class that will teach this coming winter, as we think it more profitable to finish the senior course before stopping. If the next term is carried on with so much talent, good natured firmness and skill, as this one has, it will be a surprise on the part of the junior editor. And also seeing that Mr. C. T. Atkinson is bound to retire from the professorship of public school, we bid him a solemn farewell, and heartily wish him success in journalism, as long as he may continue therein; and when he sess fit to quit that branch, may his labors be crowned with success in a ten fold proportion.


We received the following report from the treasurer of the Library Association.




There is a surplus in the treasury, making in all for to be expended in books $40.78.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

To Prof. Weir we tender our lasting gratitude for the actively earnest part he has taken in our schools. Never a thing which was too troublesome, never a subject too broad, and never any undertaking too tedious for the energetic mind and rigid will of Prof. Weir to undertake for his students. Prof. Weir has been with us two years and now resigns his position as principal and superintendent of our public school to take the superintendency of the schools at Arkansas City, Kansas. While Prof. Weir=s place is to be filled by so great and good a man as Prof. E. C. Noble, yet we cannot reconcile ourselves to the thought of parting with this one of the noblest of teachers, without many pangs of regret. Wherever Prof. Weir goes, deep desires for education and advancement also go. Baxter Springs Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.




MOTTO: Prices Lower than can be had Elsewhere.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.


[SUCCESSOR TO Hollaway & Fairclo.]


of DRUGGISTS= SUNDRIES, Usually kept in a first-class drug store.

Physicians prescriptions carefully compounded and order answered with care and dispatch. The public will find our stock of medicines complete, warranted genuine, and of the best quality.






Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

AD. A. E. KIRKPATRICK, Dealer in Fancy and Staple Groceries.

Glass and Queensware, Table and Pocket Cutlery, Tobacco and Cigars, Confectionery, Pure Spices, Flour and Feed, Etc.

Pure and Fresh Bread, Pies, Cakes, and everything usually found in a FIRST-CLASS BAKERY.

Country produce taken in exchange for goods.

OUR MOTTO: Honest goods at lowest cash prices; quick sales and small profits.



Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.


OUR MOTTO: The best Goods, The Lowest Prices, and a Square Deal for Every man.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.




Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Unprecedented Growth.

The unprecedented growth of Arkansas City is a surprise to the stranger, and he soon inquires for the secret of our success. The reasons are many. Almost the entire supplies for the Indian Territory go from this point. The Indians do much of their own freighting, and after obtaining their annuities from the government, they naturally purchase from the place to which they come. Thus thousands of dollars are expended here, while the value of not one is produced from our soil. Traders from the different posts obtain their merchandise in our city. The prosperity of our farmers causes them to purchase, not only the necessities but the luxuries of life. The canal has added value to the city, to the amount of thousands of dollars. After this was made, three large mills were built. The owners of these mills have erected elegant residences, and the mills themselves have afforded employment for many workmen. We must not omit our real estate firms. They have published journals and circulars concerning our resources and facilities, and their efforts have added wealth and influential citizens. Lastly, our entire body of people are determined to aid our natural advantages to the utmost, and are laboring earnestly and unitedly, as they should, for the growth of our whole section. No city, anywhere, presents such advantages for the amassing of fortunes as Arkansas City, Kansas.




Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

County Normal Institute.

The County Normal Institute opened Monday with flattering prospects for a successful season. The enrollment is unusually large, and a real live interest is manifested in the work. It is conducted by Prof. B. T. Davis of the State Normal school, one of the best educators of the state, ably assisted by Prof. A. Gridley and County Superintendent Limerick. The Model Department, under the management of Miss Stretch, is a very attractive feature of this session. The arrangement of the work was for a session of eight weeks, but should the weather become hot, and the teachers wearied, the work may close at the end of the sixth week.

Following are the names of those in attendance.


Fannie Ballard

S. J. Gilbert

H. G. Norton

Emma Robins

Fannie Stretch

Rosa A. Frederick

Allie Harden

Ella Rounds

Maggie Stansbury

Nettie Waugh


Jennie Brengle

Antony B. Carroll

Clara Davenport

Emma Howland

Jennie Kempton

Ella R. King

Lizzie Lawson

Erma La McKee

Josie Pixley

Quincy Robertson

Ed. G. Roberts

Maggie Seabridge

Lucy E. Cairns

Amy Chapin

Lida Howard

Ora Irrvin

Ella Kempton

Anna Kuhn

Angie McCartney

Mary E. Miller

Anna Robertson

Chas. W. Roberts

Cora Robins

Hattie Wile




Phornton Baker

Thos. W. Bolus

Lena Broadbent

Lizzie Cambell [? Campbell ?]

Ira Crane

Winnie M. Eutery

Dellie Fogle

Cora Goodrich

Fannie Himells [?]

Lou Jarvis

Julia B. King

Ida Kuhn [?]

Mattie M. Linn

Joseph M. Moore

Fanny Saunders

Lottie A. Waite

Belle Herthram [?]

Hettie Brown

Cora Bullen [? Bullene ?]

Jennie Cochran

Alma Elliott

Lola [?] Fogle

Lydia Gardner

Nannie Henson

Edith Holland

Ella Johnston

Viola Krow

F. A. Limbecker [?]

Idola [?] Moore

Eva Reynolds

Millie A. Taylor

Leon A. Waite

George Whitson


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Paper Factory.

No other place in the world can offer as good inducements, to persons wishing to engage in the manufacture of paper, as Arkansas City, Kansas. With an unsurpassed water power and straw and hay in the greatest abundance, investments can be made that will pay a large percent. While it will pay an enormous dividend to the capitalist, it will afford employment for many of our laborers. This is what we need, and we trust it will soon be done.



Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

Oklahoma. [Boomer Story.]

The associate dispatches of last week announced that General Hatch had made a report covering the entire situation in the Territory. Monday night this paper was informed that General Hatch had received his orders touching the settlers. The General went through this city yesterday morning. From U. S. Deputy Marshall Williams, who accompanied the General down to Caldwell, and who, in company with United States Commissioner Shearman [COULD THEY MEAN SHERMAN?], returned last evening, we learn the following facts.

Mr. Williams says that Gen. Hatch said that his orders were positive and mandatory. He will proceed with such force as he may deem necessary to remove every man now within the territory who is without permit to remain, after which no one will be permitted to cross the line except such as are armed with a proper passport. Camps are to be established at Caldwell, Hunnewell, Arkansas City, and Coffeyville, and a full company of soldiers stationed at each. The General further said in case there was any armed or other forcible resistance, it would not be well for those concerned, as such an attitude would be attended with the gravest results, even though not a single shot was fired on either side. So far as Marshal Williams could learn, it is the intention of the department to absolutely prohibit any further attempt to settle the territory until congress shall have taken some definite action, either sanctioning the settlement or prohibiting it altogether. General Hatch was asked what would be done with reference to the Texas border. He replied that there was no danger from that quarter, the settlers down there lacked the enterprise or were wanting in that spirit of adventure which characterized the boomers.

If there is any mistake in the facts as set forth above, then Mr. Williams failed to understand the import of the general=s conversation, for it is just as given to us. Wednesday=s Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

The Eureka Eldorado Elevator Co., are handling flour from the Arkansas City roller mills (the only full roller process mills in Arkansas City) and from the roller mills in Topeka. They are the only authorized agents for this flour in Eureka. They have reduced the price on flour from 15 to 20 cents per sack, and warrant the flour to be as good as any in the city, and guarantee it to be as represented.

Democratic Messenger.


Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.

School Meeting.

The annual school meeting will be held at the schoolhouse next Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o=clock, for the purpose of electing a director. There is a request that a full attendance will be present as the subject of securing more funds will be discussed. It is to be hoped that the people will give this matter thought.








Arkansas City Republican, June 21, 1884.






We have a complete set of Abstract Books for Cowley County and are prepared to furnish abstracts of title to any tract of land or town lot.




[Then follow four columns of listings.]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 28, 1884.

Rose Valley Items.

The latest novelty--a twine binder.

Most of the farmers have their wheat in the shock or stack.

The corn loometh up, and the weeds standeth back.

George Kirkpatrick has added a new addition to his housemaking: ample room and a commodious dwelling.

P. W. Bradley is adding a new coat of paint to his house, which makes a good improvement to appearances.

Mr. Abbott has been cutting hay this last week.

Pushing farmers in East Creswell.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 28, 1884.

Silverdale Stubs.

Hurrah for Blaine and Logan.

Everyone busy plowing corn and harvesting. Self-binders are all the go in the harvest field.

P. F. Haynes is using his new self-binder to a good advantage, and is cutting an immense amount of grain.

The race that was to have been run last Saturday was postponed, owing to the disability of one of the horses.

Ed. Marquis, a big-hearted Missouri boy, was down to see us last Sunday; he is one of Missouri=s sheep men. He says: AYou may talk all you please about prohibition, but when a man comes from a whiskey state and sees the contrast, he cannot say that the law is a failure.@

Joseph Whipple has one of the best places in the country for carp culture, and anyone wishing to be satisfied as to that, should call on him.

W. E. Ketcham=s school ended with a grand exhibition last Tuesday night. P. Q. D.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 28, 1884.


AT ARKANSAS CITY, Under the auspices of the Arkansas City Post No. 158, G. A. R. Parade of the Arkansas Valley Guards and Arkansas City Post. Brilliant Camp Fire the night of the 3rd.

Prominent Speakers from different parts of the State.

Sham Battles, Boat Races, Indian War Dances, GRAND BALLS!

In the evening both at the Skating Rink and at Highland Hall, and various other amusements.

Fire Works the night of the Fourth.

The grandest ever displayed in the west.

Everybody invited to attend.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.


No Cure for Fowl Cholera.

SILVERDALE, June 24, 1884.

Mr. Editor:

I do not wish to be egotistical or claim merit entirely of my own for which I am about to write. It is from such men of Europe and the United States that I glean from as Tegetmeier, M. Pasteur, D. E. Salmon, and many others who have spent years experimenting on this deadly disease and have lately given facts to the reading world.

The first symptoms of cholera we know is coloration of that part of the droppings called urine or more properly urates. It at first looks like common chicken diarrhea, but in a few days the color of it changes to a yellow, slimy mass, and finally of a green color. And then good-bye poor chicken. Nothing can save it then. The disease is caused by a germ or parasite, perhaps very similar to trichina in hogs. It is like a most terrible poison or virus. On opening the dead fowl, I always find this virus active in some vital part. Most always in the liver; sometimes in the gizzard and spleen, but always in the blood. The feathered race are very tenacious of life and they will often walk and eat after some vital part is entirely corrupted before they die. Some powerful tonic may keep a hen alive a short time, but for a business hen she is done. No more eggs from her if she is once fairly down with cholera. I would as soon expect to find a man who could edit a first-class newspaper without brains as to expect a hen to produce eggs after being down with cholera. Some say the hatchet is the only cure, but that should not be used. It causes blood to run and that has the poison in it. The other fowls will greedily pick it up. Wring the bird=s neck and burn it if you can or have it deeply buried at a distance.

A French writer of note says he found the virus active where a fowl had been buried seven years. Next time I will say a little about how the disease is propagated, and of the preventive; will be more brief hereafter.



Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.


The subject of a college as mentioned in THE REPUBLICAN two weeks ago [DID NOT CATCH ARTICLE REFERRED TO], has awakened some serious thought upon the subject. Several have spoken in favor of this commendable project, and urged that something be done toward gaining the expression of the people concerning this matter. Of this we know, that if such an institution be founded, several within the knowledge of the writer should be retained as pupils, who, unless this be done, will seek other places for instruction. The people of Arkansas City deserve such a place of learning. Educated themselves, they desire that their children have equal or superior facilities. If we fail to obtain such educational advantages, some other city must profit by our inertness. We would again recite some of the advantages: Our children can be educated under parental care. If they go away to be educated, the restraining influence of home and parents is removed, and many yield to the evil influence of others and go astray. This much dreaded result can often be avoided by parental watchfulness and care. Again as a class, students are intellectual. The brightest minds seek the halls of learning. Contact with such sharpens the intellect, and in the rivalry of a large school, the students of Arkansas City would be benefited by the worthy strife. Parents cannot expect their child even though he be a genius of the highest order, to attain eminence unless there be a powerful incentive.

It must be borne in mind, too, that students generally possess sufficient money for their expenses before they enter the school room. Their expenses generally amount to from $3 to $5 per week. This amount is expended in the city; and when the number of students be two or three hundred, becomes quite an item in the business of any town. In the town in which we attended school--a town of probably 500 inhabitants--the people subsisted almost entirely from the income derived of the students. Why may we not have such an institution and have the advantage of this income, even though it be not large? We trust this article will be given the consideration it deserves and that action, prompt and sufficient, will be taken.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.



Our band is practicing for the 4th of July celebration.

P. H. Franey is building a fine new addition to his residence.

A new bakery is building east of the United Presbyterian Church.

Aaron Hopp has enclosed his premises with a handsome picket fence.

The new school building is beginning to present quite a good appearance.

The Winfield Telegram has put in a new two-revolution Campbell power press.

J. T. Henderson shipped four carloads of hogs to Kansas City, last week.

Work has been commenced on the five new cottages in the Leonard addition.

Work was begun, yesterday, on the Christian Church. The walls are rapidly arising.

The roads in Bolton Township, south of the Arkansas River Bridge, are in bad condition.

Kroenert & Austin have the first watermelons of the season. They were shipped from Georgia.

Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Stone and sand are on the ground for the commencement of the erection of the Christian Church.

Wheat harvest is almost over. The farmers have secured one of the best crops ever cut in any country.

The skating rink will be open on the Fourth, at nine o=clock. All are invited to come and enjoy themselves.

J. W. Mansfield is the authorized agent for the Domestic Sewing Machine Company for Cowley County.

Beware of men traveling over the country selling ladies= and gentlemen=s furnishing goods. Invariably they are swindlers. Patronize our home dealers.

Aaron Harnley is fitting the old carriage and blacksmith shop, on West Central Avenue, for a bath house. This undertaking will supply a long-felt want.

The building boom is breaking out with increased vigor. On all sides are new houses building. The present indications are that it will continue for months.

The music furnished by the band at the skating rink adds much pleasure to the amusement. Their services have been secured for Tuesday and Friday evenings.

Another addition to the newspaper fraternity of Cowley County has been made. The Geuda Springs Herald has moved across the street, and thus becomes a resident of our county.

Two druggists of Geuda Springs were arrested a few days ago, on the charge of violating the prohibition statute. They plead guilty to the charge and were fined $100 and costs; $50, apiece.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

MARRIED. STEVENS-CLARK. Married on June 22, at the residence of Rev. Clark, by Rev. H. S. Lundy, James B. [? R.] Stevens to Miss Mary Clark.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

J. E. Arnett informs us that we were mistaken in the number of trees from which he gathered cherries to the amount of $53. It was from seven instead of four. Even that is a respectable yield.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

R. O. Lutes has purchased a fine $50 canopy top for his spring wagon. He expects to place this vehicle on the road the 4th of July, for the conveyance of the public to and from the picnic grounds.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

DIED. Died on Thursday night, in this city, of cholera infantum, the little nine months= old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Moore. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their entire circle of friends.




Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

A. T. Cooper, of West [? Could be East?] Bolton, one day last week had his barn struck by lightning, and torn to pieces. Fortunately a short time before, he had turned his horses into the pasture lot. This is an argument for the lightning rod men.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

For Sale. A good new house in the northwest part of town, containing five large rooms, and an excellent cellar. There are two lots situated on the corner of the block. Price, $1,200; this is a good bargain. Call within the next 30 days at this office.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

J. H. Hilliard is building a large addition to his livery barn.

Benedict & Owen sold this week a $2,000 steam thresher to Van Scoyk & Wilson.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

The average sales of bacon by Kroenert & Austin have averaged, for some months, 1,500 lbs., per week.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Robert B. Hutchison is building a very neat and cosy little residence in the southwest part of town.

J. H. Sherburne and wife, of Ponca Agency, came in Thursday and are spending several days in the city.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

The time for the reception of bids for the new bridge at Harmon=s Ford expired yesterday. Some nine or ten bids were received; but the board has not held a meeting for their consideration.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

W. R. Ryland, of Guelph, came into the office this week, laden with timothy heads. We measured one of them and found it to be eleven inches long. Mr. Ryland assures us that the stock upon which it grew is fully six feet high.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

At the annual meeting held at the school building, Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. H. P. Farrar was elected director for the next three years, and a loan of two percent was made on all property within the district=s limits, for school purposes.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Dr. Minnick, of Carmel, Illinois, called at the office yesterday. He is a physician of the homeopathic school, and thinks of locating with us. As there is no practitioner of homeopathy in the city, he doubtless can soon build up a lucrative practice.



Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Half rates will be given over the Santa Fe road between all stations on the main line and branches, at half rates, July 3rd and 5th. While this is designed for the benefit of all stations, we suppose it is especially meant for the accommodation of persons visiting Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Thompson & Woodin have added two new carriages and a fine buggy. All the vehicles are first-class, but one carriage deserves especial notice. It is believed that for fineness of appearance and elegance of finish, it cannot be equaled by anything in this part of the state.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

W. A. Lee recently sold for $2,950 the lot he purchased for $1,800, three or four months since from T. H. McLaughlin. Mr. McLaughlin a few months ago, gave $950 for this lot. This gives the strnger some idea of the appreciation in value of property in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

DIED. A sad accident occurred at Winfield Tuesday. While bathing, Mr. Frank H. Wilson was drowned in what is known as Athe whirlpool of the Walnut.@ He was a young man of twenty-two years of age and highly respected by all who knew him. His parents reside at Jacksonville, Illinois.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

L. E. Lambert, of Emporia, exhibited at the Perry House, Wednesday morning, a skull he had found in the Indian Territory. It was in a good state of preservation, and, judging from the contour, narrow in front with broad base, we would infer that its quondam possessor belonged to the Indian race.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Several advertisements are on the book seeking admission with the columns of THE REPUBLICAN. Under the circumstances, we have requested some of our heaviest advertising firms to reduce their space, which they have consented to do. This will give our subscribers more reading matter, and will accommodate our patrons.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

We have been offered a quarter of a ________ if we would announce the name of one of our prominent businessmen for representative. We were informed by the gentleman that if we did, the whole Republican office would be Ablown up.@ Sober reflection prompts that we take a reasonable time for deliberation.




Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

A gentleman from Wellington unwittingly tells a capital story concerning that city. He says some of the farmers of Sumner are never seen at Wellington except on court days. When asked why they do not come more frequently, they say that as they obtain higher prices for their products at Arkansas City, they go there to do their trading.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

The attention of the public is called to the advertisement of Geo. M. Keller. This gewntleman has had a long experience in all branches of his trade, and has carried on his work successfully for years, in all the large cities of the land. Evidences of his skill can be seen on the side of the stairway leading to his shop over Wyckoff=s store. It speaks for itself.


Painter, Grainer, Gilder, etc.

Paper Hanger, Plain and Fancy SIGNS a specialty.

Graining unequalled in this part of the country. Low prices for good work and satisfaction guaranteed. Plans and estimates on application at Tyner=s old stand, over Wyckoff=s store.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Peter Cooper once said: In all towns where a newspaper is published, every man should advertise in it, even if nothing more than a card stating his name and the business he is engaged in. It does not pay the advertiser but it lets people at a distance know that the town you reside in is a prosperous community of businessmen. As the seed is sown, so the seed recompenses. Never pull down your sign while you expect to do business.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Old soldiers may not be aware that any soldier who has lost his discharge papers can get a duplicate by simply writing to the Adjutant General at Washington, who will send him blanks to fill out. The blanks will then only have to be filled out and sworn to, when a duplicate will be sent him. The whole cost will be less than fifteen cents, and it is worse than throwing money way to pay a claim agent as an aid to to what can be done so easily by the soldier himself.

Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

No better test of a country=s agricultural prosperity can be given than the number of farming implements sold. Our dealers have sold seventy-five binders this year, and other machinery in proportion. Some six or eight steam threshers are yet to be sold. Strangers can gain some idea of our crops when we say these will be constantly employed.




Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Judge I. H. Bonsall has proven by ocular demonstration that tame currants, of as fine a quality as can be found anywhere, can be raised in Cowley. One day this week he brought into our office, a branch heavily laden with the white variety. The fruit was large and finely flavored. They were grown on the Judge=s lots, where a few can yet be seen.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

The peach crop of southern Kansas promises to be the largest ever gathered from the trees. Every twig, branch, and limb, are fairly groaning under their weight of fruit. It will not be long until the owners will be compelled to place supports under the trees. The importance of the yield will be understood when it is known that the peach crop farther north is a failure. The late frosts injured or destroyed the crops in most points north of thirty-eight degrees. This insured for our farmers good figures for their crop of peaches.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

ASome 1,500 people have left Arkansas City for the forbidden territory of Oklahoma.@

The above item has been floating around among our exchanges for the last month. If it means that that number of our citizens have departed for the Aforbidden territory,@ the statement is incorrect. If it means that that number have passed through on the way, it yet, is an exaggeration. Probably if this 1,500 be divided by 3, it will more nearly approximate the aggregate both of those who went from our vicinity and those who merely passed through. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

A communication containing severe criticisms upon the conduct of one of the members of the school board, and also some strictures upon the action of the school meeting of last Wednesday, has been handed us for publication. Allowing that many of the censures are just in the interest of the district, we feel that the communication had better be suppressed. Extreme personal attacks seldom accomplish a good result. Strife in a school district should be studiously avoided by all its friends, and we feel in giving it publication, we would in some degree, be responsible, if there were disastrous results.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Last Monday, the justly celebrated Perry House underwent a change of management, Messrs. Perry & Ward, present proprietors, retiring, and Mr. J. N. McIntyre, of Wellington, succeeding them. This will be a source of genuine regret to the public, for this firm, especially Mr. Perry, who has been long in the business, has in a rare degree, secured the confidence and esteem of their numerous patrons. However, Mr. McIntyre, who has been engaged in hotel keeping, comes so well recommended, by all who know him, that we feel safe in saying that the high standing of the hotel will be maintained. This is doubly assured, as the new owner has retained as manager Mr. W. T. Kitchen, the present genial clerk. We cordially welcome the stranger to the city, and can wish him no better fortune than that the success of the hotel will exceed--if that be posible--its past excellent record.

Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

About one week ago, a gentleman by the name of J. C. Barrett passed through our city with a drove of cattle going westward. While near Caldwell, two of their ponies were stolen. Mr. Barrett immediately sent two of his men in search of his property. When near the south Arkansas City bridge, they met a man riding one of the lost ponies. They accosted him and told him that the pony he was riding belonged to their employer. He replied that he had recently bought the pony and could prove it by his foreman, who was in Arkansas City. All parties returned, and when the person cited was interrogated, he denied all knowledge of both man and beast. The Aforeman@ then disappeared. A man was immediately dispatched for Mr. Barrett, but at the present writing, he has failed to appear. He is probably detained by high water. Circumstances all seem to indicate that the one man now in keeping and the Aforeman@ are the guilty parties.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

A few days since, Messrs. J. E. Cox and S. Matlack started for Colorado, for the purpose of obtaining a chicken ranch for that melancholy and misanthropic young gentleman, J. L. Howard, who thus seeks to avoid the giddy whirl of gay society, into which he is, much against his will, continually drawn. They returned the other day with a report that chilled Mr. Howard=s fondest hopes, and bore his tenderest anticipation to the grave. They affirm they climbed mountain tops and descended into valleys, but all were such as would likely lay an embargo upon the egg producing biped. Sorrowfully with frozen feet and aching hearts, they turned their faces homeward, thinking of the unspeakable grief they would communicate to their dear friend, of the recital of such doleful news. Mr. Howard=s delicate frame was tremulous with emotion upon the reception of the news, but by latest telephonic communication from Mr. Morton=s, where he lies seriously ill, he was still able to take his meals. AMan=s inhumanity to man has caused countless millions to mourn.@



Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.


Mr. Sollitt is in Chicago on business.

J. Landes returned from a business trip Monday.

W. F. Klopf started Monday for Kansas City.

Mrs. Landes and family are expected home Monday.

Horace Vaughan started for the Normal last Monday.


W. Tilt. Crawford is clerking at Mowry & Sollitt=s.

BIRTH. Dell Hollenbeck is the proud possessor of a fine young heiress.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Miss Cordia Armstead is in the country visiting relatives.


Mr. Beall reports milking as a kind of work particularly enjoyable.

J. C. Pickering has been absent, this week, in the territory, on business.

I. O. Harkleroad was in town Monday, searching for a live Democrat.

John Gibson says he will buy no lots unless the owners furnish an abstract.

Mrs. C. T. Atkinson left Monday, for the home of her parents in Kentucky.

Miss Eva Berkey, of Winfield, is in the city, visiting friends and relatives.

C. M. Leavitt and W. P. Hackney were in town Tuesday on legal business.

Mrs. Bishop, manager of the telephone at Winfield, was in the city Tuesday.

Rev. Romine will preach at the Baldwein schoolhouse tomorrw at 11 o=clock. All are invited to attend.

Mrs. Fred. A. Miller and daughter, of Leavenworth, sister and mother of Mrs. A. Austin, returned home yesterday.

George H. McIntire and Ben. H. Matlack were down from Winfield Thursday visiting friends and relatives.

By. Wagner, one of the A. C. REPUBLICAN force, spent Sunday with his aunt, uncle, and cousins, the family of D. Berkey. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Mr. Francisco, of Silverdale, called at the office last Saturday. We found him a very pleasant gentleman with whom it is a pleasure to meet.

Mrs. C. W. Tompkins, of Mattiswan, New York, is visiting her sister, Mrs. R. E. Grubbs. She contemplates stopping two or three weeks in our city.

W. T. Estes passed through the city Thursday on his way to Longmont, Colorado. He promised to let his friends hear from him through THE REPUBLICAN.

Ben W. Matlack went down to the Territory Saturday, returning Sunday with his mother and sister, who took a look over Cowley=s capital and returned that evening. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

C. M. McIntire went to Topeka Monday on business connected with his office. Mrs. McIntire accompanied her husband as far as Emporia, where she stopped to visit her sister.

Messrs. A. A. Davis, and Frank Randall left on the train Monday for Independence, Kansas; Chicago, Illinois; and probably other cities. Their object is to secure for themselves artificial limbs.



Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

C. R. Steadman, a brother of J. T. Steadman, gave us a pleasant call Thursday evening. He has moved over a large portion of this world=s area, but now concludes to settle in Arkansas City.

Mr. Grady, of Wichita, a brother of genial Ed., spent the last of the past week and the first of this, in our city. Mr. Grady is a gentleman of suavity and courtesy, with whom it is agreeeable to converse.

A mad-dog occasioned considerable excitement Tuesday. He was promptly dispatched by Marshal Gray, but not until he had bitten some other dogs. Persons possessing canines should now treat them with the greatest caution.

Charley Hutchins came into the office Tuesday and desired us to announce his name as a candidate for sheriff. As Charley is a democrat and Aunnaturalized,@ we were forced to decline. Money, under such circumstances, is no inducement.

W. J. Hilliard of Geuda Springs, called upon us yesterday, and informed us that the first issue of the Geuda Springs News, will appear next Wednesday. Mr. Hilliard will be editor and proprietor. This will give Geuda two papers and will help to enliven the town.

We were much pleased to see Conductor Myers again on the streets Monday. The conductor has had a protracted period of illness, but is now recovering rapidly. He went to Winfield Wednesday and returned today. He expects to take charge of his train Monday.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Hon. I. O. Pickering, of Olathe, Kansas, a brother of our townsman, J. C. Pickering, and law partner of ex-Gov. St. John, is in the city, visiting relatives. Mr. Pickering called upon us yesterday. He is one of our presidential electors, and is considered one of the best workers in the Republican ranks.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.


To the Ladies.

I have removed to the Al. Horn house, one block east of Central Avenue House for a few weeks, and have a small stock of Hair Goods, which will be sold very cheap. MRS. GEO. A. ALLEN.

Laundry Collars and Cuffs.

Troy laundry and polish given to all collars and cuffs. Work as good as to be had at any first-class steam laundry. Leave your laundry at Heitkam=s opposite opera house.


Java Coffee, Vegetables, and Fancy Crackers at Diamond Front.

Rooms to Rent.

Two good rooms to rent over Central Drug Store. Inquire of






Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.


Charley Fisher, who is serving out in the couny jail a fine for contempt of court in non-appearance as witness to an Arkansas City whiskey case, has got deeper into the toil from late developments. In an unguarded moment he let out the secret of his having stolen a hundred and fifty dollar horse near Sedgwick City some three years ago, and also turned his unruly member loose enough to give Sheriff McIntire an inkling as to where the horse was. Fisher evidently thought his theft was so covered with the dust of the past as to be unfathomable; but not so. Sheriff McIntire went to Sedgwick County and interviewed A. K. Hargett, from whom the horse was stolen, and got a minute description of the animal. He then went to the farm in Sumner County, where he surmised the horse was, and found the identical one. The owner was telegraphed, came with persons to identify the animal, and took it home. The sheriff of Sedgwick County has made arrangements to take charge of Fisher as soon as we are through with him. Fisher acknowledges having stolen the horse, and says he has lately experienced a great change of heart and wants to become a Christian. Retribution is slow but sure. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

MARRIED. KITCHEN - MASTERSON. Married in Garnett on Monday, June 9th, at the residence of D. A. Tilson, by Rev. H. J. Coker, Mr.

W. T. Kitchen, of Cowley County, and Mrs. G. A. Materson, of Garnett.

The many friends of Mrs. Masterson join in the best wishes for the welfare of herself and husband, in which the Republican-Plaindealer most heartily concurs. Garnett, Kansas, Republican-Plaindealer.

The groom is the genial and popular manager of the Perry House and, heretofore, has succeeded in eluding the snares set for him, but at last he was caught, and we are glad of it.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

A Change.

The world goes on, and so do we. Since our last issue a change has been made in the proprietorship of THE REPUBLICAN. Mr. Coombs wished to retire, and Messrs. Clark & Atkinson purchased his share, and then so eqaulized their shares in both newspaper and job printing office, that the two latter gentlemen are equal partners in both departments. The change is important, as it adds much strength to the firm, simply because it will now be one firm instead of two, and in unity thee is strength. We claim to have the finest job office in southern Kansas, and our foreman, R. C. Howard, is the acknowledged peer of any printer in the state. Our efforts in the past have been met with a success surprising even ourselves. We sincerely thank our friends for their cordial aid, and desire that they may patronize us in our new branch of the business.




Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Cleardale, Sumner County, Kansas.

Eleven miles west, and three miles north of Arkansas City, on the headwater of one of the forks of Bitter Creek, lies Cleardale, a small village of Sumner County, Kansas. The country surrounding is rolling prairie. The country is settled by an energetic and industrious class of farmers. The village contains two stores and a blacksmith shop. One of the stores is on the co-operative grange plan, with Samuel Bighler as manager. Mr. Bighler is a genial and pleasant gentleman, and gives satisfaction to his patrons. This section is improving and good settlers are cordially invited to make their homes among this people. Their goods are principally obtained from the grange store, but they generally haul many of their products to Arkansas City, because our mills give the highest market price for corn and wheat. The stranger would do well to look over this section while viewing the country.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

Notice. A meeting will be held at Bland schoolhouse, Bolton Township, July 19, in reference to Hope Cemetery Association of Bolton Township. All those who have subscribed to the capital stock of this association, and those having secured lots, and those wishing to secure lots, pay for them to treasurer, on or before July 19, and as soon as possible deeds will be made out.

By order of

Wm. MERCER, President,

A. J. KIMMEL, Treasurer,

A. T. COOPER, Secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

From Conductor D. T. Myers.

I feel that I should be ungrateful were I not to return my heartfelt thanks to the many friends who ministered so kindly to my wants during my recent severe illness. I came, a few weeks ago, to Arkansas City, a perfect stranger, and yet while prostrated, I could have been no more tenderly cared for, had I been in my father=s home. Kind friends, you will please accept the warmest offerings of a grateful heart, for your unselfish, generous treatment of myself and mine. To Dr. A. J. Chapel, my attentive and skillful physician, my sincere acknowledgements are due, for his unwearied efforts and profound professional knowledge in the treatment of my difficult case. Again to all I extend my thankful recognition of their kind services, and trust, if they ever be sufferers to the same extent as myself, that I may be able to minister to their wants as tenderly as they did to mine.







Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 5, 1884.


Wichita and Newton will soon be connected by telephone with each other.

Caldwell is somewhat excited over the capture of a trantula measuring seven inches in length. The fright of the denizens of that burg is somewhat abated by the fact of the horrid creature being dead.

Col. Hatch of the Ninth cavalry (buffalo soldiers) is endeavoring to strike terror in the breasts of the Oklahoma boomers, a corporeal guard of whom would terrify the doughty soldier into a repetition of the fit which Victoria gave him in Copper Canyon, New Mexico, a few years since.

The secretary of the interior has received telegrams from the cattle men of Dodge City, complaining that the Cherokee Stock Association, who have leased a strip of land in the Indian Territory, traversed by established cattle trails between Texas and Kansas, have closed the trails with wire fences and offered armed resistance to the progress of cattle drovers. The secretary instructed Inspector Benedict to go at once to the region of disturbance and take active measures to open and keep open all established cattle trails found closed.

There is great consternation at Chetopa among those having ranches in the Indian Territory. The sheriff of the Cherokee Nation with a squad of Indians has been taking down all the wire fencing that encloses larger tracts than fifty acres, that being the limit allowed by the act of the Cherokee Council. The sheriff confiscates all the wire he takes down. The sheriff began work south of Coffeyville, and is taking it down as he goes east. Thousands of miles of fencing have been removed. The Indians seem to mean business, and evidently mean to eject all intruders.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 5, 1884.


At Chicago, Illinois, Alan Pinkerton, the famous detective, died at 3:20 Tuesday afternoon. He had been gradually sinking from the effects of malarial fever contracted some weeks ago while on a visit to the south. His physicians virtually abandoned all hope last night. The deceased was unconscious when he expired. He was born in 1818, at Glasgow, Scotland, where his father was sergeant of the police. He was apprenticed to a cooper, and twenty-two years ago he attained prominence in Chartist agitation, the connection with which forced him to leave Great Britain. At Dundee, Illinois, Pinkerton established a paying cooperage business, and later incidentally engaged in amateur detective work. His success at the latter decided his future career. The story of the establishment of the Pinkerton detective agency, his active assistance to the abolition movement, the prominent part he took in the secret service during Lincoln=s administration, as well as his hair-breadth escapes and wonderful sagacity are familiar to all.

The sheriff of the Indian Territory, with a squad of Indians, is tearing down all wire fencing in the territory inclosing larger tracts than fifty acres, causing consternation to stockmen.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.


Chicken Cholera.


It is well known now that the disease is not communicated through the air. It is caught by actual contact with the virus from diseased fowls in various ways. Two flocks of fowls may be put in the same yard with a lathe fence between them, and one flock may all die and the other keep perfectly healthy unless they come in contact with the virus in some way. When this disease once gets fixed in a flock, it spreads rapidly by the healthy fowls eating their food where the sick ones are about. Hence it is absolutely necessary to separate all that show signs of cholera at once.

No doubt it often originates on one=s own premises, caused from filth, bad air, etc. When a place has been infected a long time, I would sprinkle and soak well the ground that seems to be infected, with ten gallons of water and one pound of sulphuric acid. Fumigate the hen house with burning sulphur.

The best and cheapest preventive is the famous Douglas mixture (one ounce sulphuric acid, half pound coperas in one gallon of soft water). Two large spoonsful of this to a gallon of their drinking water. The hens like it and will leave pure water to get it. It is most excellent during moulting season, or when the hens are feverish from any cause.

No doubt there are many medicines that will check the cholera, but they are generally difficult to give in proper quantity.

Twenty years ago we thought we had found a sure cure for cholera in calomel, and it will destroy parasite life, but it seemed to leave the fowls in bad shape. There is no danger in the Douglass mixture; let them drink all they want of it. I have checked the cholera with it that has taken half the fowls in a few days. Of course, those that were already down had to die.

Finally, if we all use proper vigilance and disinfect where the poison is located, and by all means afterwards keep the hen house clean, we need not fear the cholera.

Recollect cleanliness is health to chickens. Have always at hand a little powdered charcoal and lime in some form; pure water and variety of food, then there is no trouble to have plenty of poultry.

If I am in error, I would like to hear from any other parties interested.



Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.


Our special column for bargains in real estate and other property.

199. For a short time only, a choice farm on Grouse Creek, of 220 acres, 70 acres of good timber, never failing stream of water running through the farm, all under fence and well improved choice bottom land, good orchard, fruit of all kinds, 100 acres in cultivation, 50 acres in grass; price, $6,000.

220. Another good farm of 160 acres on the Territory line, on Chilocco Creek. Well watered, good bottom, land a good stock and grain farm; price, $4,500.

224. Farm of 320 acres, 2 acres of grove, 200 acres in cultivation, 120 acres in grass, 2 small houses, schoolhouse across the road; and post office in corner of farm. All good land; price, $6,500.

197. 160 acres of land 8 miles west of Arkansas City; 30 acres in cultivation, 70 acres in grass, 15 acres fenced for pasture. This is a good cheap farm; price, $1,000.

198. 91-28/100 acres of land 1 mile from Maple City; 50 acres in cultivation, 41 acres in grass, frame house 12 x 16, stone house 10 x 16, frame corrn crib, stone stable and sheds, 40 rods hedge fence, 200 rods stone fence, lasting stream of water, good spring, 150 apple trees, 1,000 peach trees, and plenty of small fruit; price, $2,000.

182. For a short time, a suburban residence and 7 acres of land, good part of it in orchard and vineyard, house of 4 rooms well finished, situated at the end of Fifth and Sixth streets. This is a bargain; price, $2,300.

188. Large farm of 280 acres 2-1/2 miles west of the city, 2 hourses on the place, one a two story stone house with one story ell and good cellar under the whole house, one of the best orchards in the county, which contains 10 acres, 160 acres in cultivation, 80 acres of pasture, 40 acres of grass. This is fine farm overlooking the city; price, $11,000.

242. 160 acres of good land 2-1/2 miles north of the city, running water on the place, trees for shade along the water course; price $15 per acre.

212. 400 head of mixed cattle wintered in the Indian Territory. All good young cattle.

241. Another! 100 head of domestic two year old steers in good condition. Call and get prices.

We have a few business localities for sale. Write for information.

For a larger list of farm and city property, write for a copy of the Land Record, published by



Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

AD. READ, REFLECT, SELECT! From Our AWant@ Column

Any of the Bargains Offeed, Will Make You Money.

Wanted. A purchaser for a good, new, clean, and select stock of groceries. Stock will invoice about $2,300. Location confidential. Call and see us.

Wanted. A purchaser for 160 acres of land; 75 acres cultivated, and only 4 miles from the city. Price $4,500.

Wanted. A purchaser for 80 acres of all raw land. Only 2-1/2 miles from the city. Living water on the farm. Price $1,500.

Wanted. Some person or persons to buy 5 good cows with calves.



Wanted. To sell 1,640 acres of good farm land near Hunnewell, with good buildings and some of the land improved. This tract is all good farm land. Price $20 to $30 per acre.

Wanted. A purchaser for 2 acres in city limits. Price $1,000.




Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.



Peaches are ripening.

Watermelons and apples are in the market.

The Mason building is nearly completed.

The second story of the Hasie block has been commenced.

E. C. Mason sold his new residence last Monday for $1,600.

W. T. Kirtley moved this week to his new possessions beyond the canal, south of the city.

If you wish good stock cheap, go to Capt. Nipp=s sale of fine horses and mules, Monday, July 14, 1884.

DIED. The little six or seven months= child of John Rose died of diarrhea at John Hollenbeck=s, last Sabbath morning.

Mr. Kirkpatrick is improving his property during the breathing spell of this warm weather; he is employed in placing a cellar under his residence.

The contract for building the bridge across the Walnut, at Harmon=s Ford, was awarded last Saturday to the Canton Bridge Company, of Canton, Ohio.

DIED. The little year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Marvel, died last Wednesday, of cholera infantum. In their sad loss, friends extend to them sincere sympathy.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Among the telegraphic reports will be seen the shooting of John Vawter by a desperado. The gentleman is a brother to our fellow townsmen, J. And M. B. Vawter.


Monday intelligence reached Louisville, Kentucky, of a shooting and fatal wounding of John Vawter, town marshal at Turner Station, Henry County, at that place Saturday by a desperado named Lucien Evans. An old grudge was the cause of the shooting. A warrant was sworn out for Evans= arrest, but he surrounded himself with eight desperate companions, who leveled guns at the officers and defied them, and finally forced them to leave. Vawter is Evans= fifth victim.



Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

The latest reports from the Dr. Vawters= brother contain the cheering intelligence that he is rapidly recovering.



Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

The base ball game between the Geuda Nine and the Arkansas City Actives, on the 4th of July, was won by the latter on a score of 15 to 14. Both clubs played well.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

John Gibson declares he will never accept the hand of the fairest lady of our land, unless the parties interested will furnish him a perfect abstract of title. John will run no more risks.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

A steam thresher passed over the south Arkansas bridge last Saturday; the floor of the bridge gave way. Through the energy of trustee Sinnott, the place was speedily repaired.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

For Sale. Two brand new spring wagons, made by one our best home firms. They have never been used, and are strong and excellent. They will be sold within the next 30 days at the most reasonable figures. Call at this office.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

A change has taken place at the depot. Capt. Ingersoll is chief manager, and attends exclusively to the express department. E. L. Kingsbury has control of the telegraphic branch of the business; and a newcomer, S. H. Northey, takes charge of the freight.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

J. H. Blackshue, proprietor of the Clover Cliff Stock Farm, at Elmdale, Chase County, Kansas, has had for sale during this week some superior Galloway cattle, at the Ohio livery yards.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Mr. Wm. Wright, who has taken quite an extended trip through Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois returned a few days ago. While some sections of these states have good crops, nowhere could he discern such evidences of prosperity as in Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

J. W. Whoobrey, the gentleman who expects to engage in the manufacture of bricks here, in the future, was in the city a few days last week. When he departed he carried with him a porrtion of clay with which he expects to experiment. If the test is satisfactory, he expects to locate here.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

We trust our patrons will bear with the print of THE REPUBLICAN for a few weeks. At the end of that time we shall have a new steam power press that will do good work. We are grateful for past forbearance, and trust it will be kindly extended to us for a short time in the future.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Beaver, too, has been heard from. Into our office, Thursday, came Mr. C. R. Wendell, who resides up the Arkansas some ten miles, and reports that from his vines he has plucked nine dozen fine cucumbers, and from his corn field four dozen fully formed roasting ears. Let us hear from some other township.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

J. T. McCormick, of Toledo, Iowa, is another of the many strangers who have called on us this week. He has been viewing many portions of Kansas, and nowhere has he seen such evidences of thrift as in Cowley County. He owns a large farm in Iowa, but will not return and dispose of it, so that he can make his home here. Several other families will accompany him.

Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Dr. J. Griffith keeps pace with these stirring times. He recently tore down his pioneer barn and replaced it with a fine frame one. Following this he enclosed his premises with a neat picket fence. An elegant piazza now adorns the front of his residence, and he now contemplates a large addition to the east end of his home. When this is completed, the Doctor will have one of the most comfortable and convenient residences in the city.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

The other townships have been heard from, but Bolton, so far, excels them all. J. D. Guthrie brought into our office, Wednesday, a branch from an apple tree. The branch measured exactly twelve inches in length, and contained four clusters, each cluster having four apples, each measuring about 4-1/2 inches in circumference. They are of the early June variety, and while this is probably one of the heaviest laden twigs, Mr. Guthrie assures us that the entire tree is bending beneath the load of fruit and that every limb will have to be supported. The branch is now on exhibition in our office. It is now in order to hear from Ed. Greer, of the Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Probably no one will believe it, but John Howard is a man who is passionately fond of exquisite music. Last Monday, a wandering musical phenomenon deigned to grace our streets. He was not dressed in the habiliments of the latest Paris patterns; but there was music in his soul. Mr. Howard was enraptured, entranced, but music costs money, and John was in despair. After vainly endeavoring to make a loan, he met the guileless and unsuspecting editor of this paper. Unsuspecting as a child, he loaned Mr. Howard a nickle, with which the latter employed the wandering musical one to play divinely the melting melody of AThe Lost Indian.@ We listened for a moment or two, and then departed a wiser though a poorer man, thoroughly convinced that if that were the measure by which the APoor Lo@ soothed his soul to pleasure, he should be doubly lost.





Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

The social event of the season, a surprise party, given by Miss Gatwood, Mrs. Klopf, Mrs. Beall, and Mrs. Heck, in honor of the return of Mrs. Landes, from Ohio, transpired Monday night at the new residence of Mr. Landes. Over one hundred invitations were issued, and to which all responded. The house was illuminated with Chinese lanterns and transparencies. The guests began to arrive at half past eight, and by nine all had assembled. The orchestra consisted of Miss Ella Hoyt, and Messrs. Hoyt, Griffith, and Speers, who entertained the company with excellent music. Those who so desired spent the evening dancing, while others spent the time in pleasant converse. The guests were treated by the originators of the party, and by the host and hostess, with that rare delicacy and courtesy which bespeak long familiarity with elegant society and true natural culture. In consideration of the fact that Mrs. Landes must have been much fatigued by the long journey, the party departed early, regretting that such social gatherings come so seldom.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

DIED. Died July 3, 1884, in this city, Ethel, youngest child of Rev. and Mrs. N. S. Buckner, aged nine months and fourteen days. The fatal disease was cholera infantum, acccompanied by spasms produced by teething and these severe ailments were aggravated by whooping-cough. The burial services were held yesterday at 3 o=clock at the M. E. Church, and the interment at the city cemetery immediately followed.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Our enterprising and genial manipulator of the scissors and razor, H C. Deets, has in course of construction in connection with his shop, a fine bath room, 14 x 14 feet, and containing two tubs. The proprietor will be able to serve with hot and cold baths, his numerous customers together with whatever other patronage may come. The hot weather and the dust have rendered this undertaking a necessity to which Mr. Deets has yielded. Success to the gentleman in his new venture.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Al. Heitkam, our popular merchant tailor, finds his quarters altogether too small for his rapidly increasing business. Therefore, he has determined upon an enlargement and is building a commodious addition, 25 x 24 feet, to the rear of his building. The success of this gentleman can only be accounted for by the fact that he has had many orders from our most fashionable people, all of whom have expressed themselves as well pleased. His cuttting and fitting is as near perfection as it is possible for men to attain, and for satisfaction, persons should seek his skill and experience.




Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Do we raise cherries in southern Kansas. Well, we think if anyone had been present last Thursday morning, when J. E. Arnett brought us in some of the finest, largest, and best it has ever been our fortune to see, the query would not need to be repeated. Brother Arnett is one of those genial souls, who never forget the printers, and the whole force return thanks to him for an excellent treat. We also remember of the luscious water-melons some two years ago, and promise ourselves to do some foraging in that quarter when water-melon time again comes around.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

DIED. A tragedy occurred Monday on the Arkansas, fourteen miles below our city. From T. J. Gilbert, we obtain the following facts.

The herders were endeavoring to drive the cattle across the Arkansas at a point where a sand bar rendered the water shallow. In the midst of the stream, the cattle began Amilling@--running round and round--and the herders endeavored to break this as the cattle inside were soon crowded under the water. In endeavoring to make the cattle cease, two of the men--Edwards and Eli Burdette--were encircled by the cattle and engulfed in the stream. Their companions endeavored to render them aid, but in vain. The persons lost were respected laboring men of our city, and their loss is deeply deplored. At the time of writing, the body of Edwards had been recovered.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

A sad accident occurred near the residence of Mr. Darrough, in Bolton, a few days ago. Mr. T. A. Gaskill had purchased some cattle from the pasture of the former gentleman, and accompanied by his employee, Mr. Frank McDaniels, he went for his stock. After trying in vain to cut his purchase from the herd, he ordered Mr. McDaniels to tie one with a rope to the saddle and lead it into town. McDaniels complied with the request, and while waiting upon Mr. Gaskill, a young man, whose home we did not learn, but who is herding a number of cattle for himself near M. Darrough=s residence, came up in front of the steer. Either enraged or frightened, the animal rushed foward at the stranger, getting him under the arm, and probably trampling on him. The stranger was knocked senseless. After a few moments he recovered consciousness, and complained of difficulty in breathing. The two gentlemen present placed him on a horse, and endeavored to take him to the house. After proceeding about one hundred yards, he complained of faintness and was assisted to the ground. Mr. Gaskill obtained a wagon and conveyed him to the house of Mr. Darrough. Drs. Reed and Young were called and soon ascertained that the breast bone had been fractured. If circumstances be favorable, he will probably recover.




Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Steam Laundry.

A member of one of our business firms informs us that he has already ordered machinery worth about $1,000 for the purpose of starting a steam laundry. The capacity will be about 1,200 shirts per day. The most experienced workmen have been employed, and the work done will be as good as can be found anywhere. The gentlemen in charge are able business men, well qualified to render this work a success. It will be another important industry added to the city, and should receive a liberal support.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.


Mr. Chase is still quite ill at Mr. Bassett=s.

Mr. Sollitt returned from Chicago Wednesday.

John Huston moved into his new home Monday.

Mrs. J. H. Punshon is in Fairfas, Missouri, visiting relatives.

A. V. Alexander has been quite ill for the past few days.

Mrs. Armstead has been quyite ill the past week with lung trouble. [STILL NOT SURE OF THIS NAME...COULD BE ARMISTEAD.]

D. R. Cooper has been ill for several days, but is slowly recovering.

T. J. Stafford of Creston, Iowa, is visiting his brother,

J. H. Stafford.

Miss Lizzie Wilson and Mahlon Arnett started for the Normal Monday.

Miss Marshie Beall has been quite ill for the past week with remittant fever.

G. R. Wagner moved, last Monday, into the house lately occupied by John Huston.

Mrs. T. E. Berry, of Osmit, Indiana, is in the city visiting her parents, Capt. And Mrs. Nipp.

Capt. J. B. Nipp returned Wednesday from an extended trip to Winfield and the Territory.

F. W. Barrett and lady, of the Chilocco schools, were in attendance at the surprise party at Mrs. Landes= Monday night.

E. T. Rector, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, a friend of I. Terwiliger, called at the office Tuesday. He is in quest of a location for a home, and thinks, as everyone else does, that Cowley County cannot be surpassed. He is a pleasant and intelligent gentleman, and it would afford us pleasure to welcome him to our midst.

Mr. Hoxey, of Winchester, Illinois, is another gentleman who has called upon THE REPUBLICAN to ascertain facts concerning our city and country. He is seeking a location for business, and will visit Wellington, Anthony, and several other points. He is so well impressed with Arkansas City that he expects to return and settle here.





Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

DIED. J. B. Matlack, a member of G. A. R. Post No. 158, died July 2, 1884. He was followed to the cemetery by the members of the post, who bore the expenses of the funeral. He was the second member of the post that has died since its organization.

Joseph B. Matlack was born in Lee County, Virginia, in the year 1832. He removed to Missouri, where he enlisted in Co. B, 35th Missouri volunteers, on the 18th day of March, 1864, when he was discharged as sergeant-major of his regiment, at Helena, Arkansas, from the effects of a wound received in action.

Thus his death broken in our ranks and will continue until the last fellow comrade, who bravely stood up in defense of our free and noble country falls. [DON=T UNDERSTAND THIS SENTENCE.]

It will be but a few years until it will be said the last soldier of the rebellion has passed away. And as members joined together to promote the welfare and happiness of each other and families, we commend the widow and the children to the God whose unerring wisdom doeth all things for the good of his creatures. N. S. L.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

NOTICE. A meeting will be held at Bland schoolhouse, Bolton Township, July 19, in reference to Hope Cemetery Association of Bolton Township. All those who have subscribed to the capital stock of this association, and those having secured lots, and those wishing to secure lots, pay for them to treasurer, on or before July 19.

By order of

WM. MERCER, President.

A. J. KIMMEL, Treasurer.

A. T. COOPER, Secretary.



Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Judas Iscariot.

[The following was handed us, by one of our prominent citizens, for insertion, with the remark that it might do much good. It is from the Caldwell Daily Standard.]

Below we publish a letter from W. F. Gordon, late editor of the Oklahoma War Chief--Payne=s paper--to Ben S. Miller, president of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association. There is no doubt about the genuineness of it. We copied directly from the original. Milt Bennett, at our request, brought it to us and we copied while he held it in his hands and read it to us. Mr. Bennett, treasurer of the association, still has the original and intends to keep it.

This man Gordon has long been identified with the Oklahoma movement. He now proposes in his letter to give the boomers away. What is there to give away? Anything that is not already known? There is something rotten in it or Gordon would not offer to sell it out. Whatever it is should be ascertained and published as soon as possible. The letter speaks for itself and we have not space for further comment today.


Arkansas City, May 30, 1884.


President Stock Association,

Caldwell, Kansas.

DEAR SIR: In a conversation here yesterday with Dr. Roberts, it was suggested it would be to yours and my advantage to open correspondence.

First permit me to refer you as to myself to Hon. Sidney Clark and Osburn Shannon, Esq., of Lawrence, Kansas; ex-Senator E. G. Ross, secretary and financial agent New Mexico system narrow gauge railroads at Las Vegas, New Mexico; R. T. VanHorn, Kansas City, Missouri; and others if necessary.

On certain representations, I left Washington, D. C., April the 30th, last, and came here and took charge of the Oklahoma War Chief, a newspaper in the interest of the colonists entering Oklahoma and other parts of the Indian Territory. I had been engaged two months in Washington searching the records, cessions, treaties, etc., between the United States and Indians, and laws, decisions, etc., bearing upon the subject, of course, on the side of the colonists. But I have been so deceived (in what manner it is not necessary to state), so misled as to the status of the country (territory), its population, best interests, etc., that I severed my connection with this paper, but retained my membership in the colony (with advantages) as private and inner secretary and adviser. I think I have some knowledge of the affair. My profession is that of a newspaper writer and publisher, and can honorably turn my pencil whither I choose, if not employed at the time by an opposite party. Can you give me employment? Would regular Aletters@ be of service enough, at this juncture, for you to pay reasonably for them? I mean Aletters from the border,@ treating the subjects in which your association is interested, published in such journals as you might suggest would publish them. Say, articles upon AThe Dependence of Labor and Capital upon each other,@ AThe Western Prairies are Nature=s Pasture Fields,@ ANecessity of Vast Pastures to meet the serious demands upon our cattle supply,@ AThe True Inwardness of the Booomers, etc.@ I merely suggest these topics as leading to others; in other ways not best to write of.

I think I could be of service to you by remaining on the border. If you think it of any use, I would call upon you personally for fuller interchange.

Of course, I expect this letter and its subject matter will be strictly confidential with yourself. Would be pleased to hear from you at your earliest moment.

Yours truly,



P. S. Circumstances prevent my going to Caldwell for a few days. Nor do I feel able to bear any unnecessary expenses now because of my loss in this Oklahoma business. Hence, I have been compelled to trust to your discretion in the use and care of this note. But if you think anything will come of it, telegraph me and I wil go to Caldwell at once. W. F. G.

Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.


A Canning Factory.

A few weeks ago some of our citizens thought of starting a canning factory at this point. The investment would certainly pay an excellent percent, and be of great benefit to both city and country. We have many advantages over other points. The boys and girls of our city would find employment during the summer vacation. When the Kansas City & Southwestern Railroad is built, we shall have facilities for transportation equal to any city, and it will also open new territory for markets. Vegetables, especially corn, tomatoes, and beans, and fruits, such as peaches, gooseberries, currants, grapes, blackberries, and in fact, all fruits, could be utilized at a rate which while affording the producer a fair profit, would allow the factory to enter in competition with others.

We need such enterprise and if we expect a substantial growth of our city in the future, must labor to secure them. There are advantages, which, if known, would induce men to come here and engage in business. This is one of the things that can be made profitable; and if any would like to establish such a factory, it will pay them to look up the prospects here.

If such an enterprise be founded, it will afford a ready market for all our produce, and pay nearly one hundred percent to the parties interested.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

Mr. A. M. Amos, of Caldwell, Ohio, through the politeness of Major Sleeth, favored us with a pleasant call Tuesday. He was former editor of the Citizen=s Press, but now is a member of the Caldwell Live Stock Association. This company recently purchased 30,000 acres of land near Maple City, and 18,000 acres in Greenwood County; and Mr. Amos was here investigating the tracts. He is so well pleased with Cowley that he has thought of making this his home.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

A Trip to the Country.

Through the courtesy of Mr. Ward, one of the former proprietors of the Perry House, we enjoyed a trip from this city through Bolton, nearly to the little stream of Chilocco. Behind an excellent roadster, and accompanied by a gentleman who thoroughly understands how to handle the reins, and entertain his associates with polite and cultured conversation, the journey passed all too quickly. As we quickly journeyed, we noticed that the golden wheat has all been cut; that the corn was of sturdy growth, and fully six feet high in most places; that the unbroken prairie was covered thickly with grass, and that the oats were rank and heavy. Apple and peach trees were bending under their burden of fruit. Blackberries, in the utmost profusion, were ripening in the evening sun. Thickest clusters of grapes hung in masses from the vines, and all nature seemed clothed with choicest productions. The entire scene was magnificent; the sun sinking behind the western horizon shrouded the surroundings with a double beauty; the air cool and refreshing, lulled, especially after the extreme heat of the day, to forgetfulness of the past; charming panoramas divided our thoughts, and ere we knew it, Arkansas City presented itself to our vision. We entered our home, still though it be, with pressing thoughts and a deep reverence for Him, who has formed everything so wonderfully beautiful.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.


Arkansas Valley Democrat.

Arkansas City has become quite an extensive wool market; and large quantities are being shipped from here this year.

New homes are going up in all parts of the city, and Arkansas City is having a grand boom, both in business and dwelling houses. Let everyone wanting a good home and a pleasant place to reside in, come to Arkansas City before making a purchase elsewhere as we have one of the prettiest cities in Kansas.

Never in the history of this city has there been so extensive a boom in improvements as is now in progress. There is life and bustle everywhere. Business houses are crowded with work, and will be for months to come. Our low estimate, we should say, is that nearly $200,000 will be expended in improvements of a substantial character at the dawn of 1885. The boom is remarkable. . . .

Winfield Courier. [Skipped most of this...will no doubt get it in Courier when we cover that paper.]

The Cowley County jail contains seven horse thieves, raked up from different sections by the sleuth-like tactics of Sheriff McIntire.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

The Arkansas Valley Democrat was enlarged a week or so ago to a nine-column folio. Charlie is doing all in his power to promote the interests of his patrons and this portion of the state. He is a liberal gentleman and we heartily wish him success.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.


As many may think that they cannot get what they want here in the merchandise line, I will enumerate some of the business carried on; and as many of the houses in the different lines carry very heavy stocks, anyone can see that their wants will be supplied at close figures, as there is a goodly competition.

There are twelve groceries, some of which do a considerable jobbing business, and nearly all have free delivery to all parts of the city.

There are three large dry goods houses doing an exclusive business in the line and carry very heavy stocks.

Three millinery stores, doing a good business.

One dealer in hair goods.

Two clothing stores.

Four hardware.

One exclusive boot and shoe store.

Three furniture stores, carrying and selling large stocks.

Four drug stores, where everything in their line is to be had.

One general news stand and book store.

One tobacco manufactory.

Three hotels, doing a good business and kept in good style.

Three restaurants that are doing a good business, but one or two better ones could do more business.

Two banks.

Three printing offices, all doing good work.

Four lumber yards, where you can get anything you want from a

2 x 4 scantling to a whole house to order.

Six carpenter shops, doing good work, as their samples show.

Five livery and sale stables, with fine rigs and stock, and need more of them to get prices down.

One foundry and machine shop.

Four agricultural and machine establishments, where you can get anything you want from an old-fashioned bull-tongue plow to a steam plow, thresher, or reaper, and they make them work or no pay.

One gun shop.

One tin and stove shop, although all the hardware stores keep the same goods in stock.

Four blacksmith shops, that do a general business in that line, but specially prepared for farm blacksmithing and repairing.

One carriage manufactory, and more could find plenty of sale for good work.

Four paint shops, that profess to do everything in the line from painting a board fence to a piece of fine scenery, and by their work you will know them.

There is nary a saloon in town, and to a prohibitionist, it speaks volumes, although the inebriate perhaps finds it over in the territory adjacent. Anyway, don=t stay away if the loss of it would injure your health, for the drug stores can sell the stuff by and according to law, and as one would suppose that a place so temperate that it had only one policeman would not need a police court, but we have one; and to make up for the police, we have five churches, one high school, and a large graded schoolhouse now in process of erection.

Also looking in every direction I see mechanics are busy building business blocks, residences, and warehouses, the number of buildings now in process of construction being about one hundred, some of which will compete with any in the state, and nearly all substantial frame buildings.

Arkansas City, June 2, 1884. ARGUS.





Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

The Fourth.

The persons who visited our city yesterday witnessed the most memorable celebration that has ever occurred in our city. On the evening of the 3rd the old soldiers lighted their camp fires on the banks of the Walnut, and indulged in a regular old-fashioned army supper. Appropriate speeches were delivered by prominent speakers, and an extremely pleasant evening was enjoyed. Early on the morning of the Fourth, visitors began to arrive and against the time, 10 a.m., had arrived, our streets were well nigh impassible. At the appointed time the Grand Army Post and Arkansas Valley Guards, preceded by the Arkansas City Band, and followed by the multitude in vehicles proceeded to the grounds. At eleven o=clock, prayer was offered by Rev. Fleming, and Rev. J. O. Campbell delivered the oration of the day, which for beauty of conception, depth of thought, and grandeur of delivery could not be surpassed. Dinner was then declared the order of the day, and after a sumptuous feast, eloquent speeches were made by Mr. Stafford, of Iowa, and Mr. Walton, of Bolton. A beautiful selection was recited by Mrs. Ingalls, and the whole exercises were interspersed by choice musical composition by our band. At 4 o=clock a sham battle ensued which for thrilling interest was only slightly inferior to the real. Stands for dancing had been erected and those who chose indulged their fancies to their content. In the evening a magnificent display of fire works interested and entertained large crowds on the street. It is estimated that from six to eight thousand persons were present and what speaks volumes for these people is that not a drunken man was seen. To the indefatigable efforts of the committees, all honor is due. These celebrations awaken the patriotism of the youth of our land and imbue them with a deep love for native land. We trust that all future celebrations here will be as successful as the glorious Fourth just passed.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

We received a gift yesterday in keeping with the day. Early in the morning J. C. Coulter, of Bolton, walked into our office and deposited upon our table some of the largest, sweetest, juciest, and best peaches it has ever been our fortune to taste. Mr. Coulter is one of the substantial farmers of his township, and takes great pride in the management of his farm and the production of fruits.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

AD. Bon Ton Restaurant, One door north of Perry House.

Ice Cream, Lemonade, Tropicl Fruits, -AND- Meals at all Hours.

FRANK CARDER, Proprietor.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.


On 11th street, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Fresh Beef, Pork and Mutton Always on hand.

Also Hams, Shoulders, Bacon, and Lard Can be had at my establishment. Will buy fat hogs and cattle.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

AD. THIS SPACE is reserved by D. E. SIFFORD=S



Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.





Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.

AD. New Firm, New Goods, NEW PRICES.


Dealers in Staple & Fancy Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Confectionery, Fruits, Cigars, and Tobacco.

The highest cash price paid for Country Produce.

Remember the store, one door south of Mrs. Henderson=s Millinery Store, West Summit Street.

Goods delivered to any part of the city FREE.


Arkansas City Republican, July 5, 1884.





Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 12, 1884.


Bent Murdock got away with the baggage in Butler County, and is chairman of the Republican County Convention.

Up to this date there have arrived at Dodge City, Kansas, this season, 117,489 herd of Texas cattle. The first drove arrived May 22, the last June 23.

Coffey County is all stirred up over propositions for two new railroads through it. One is the longed talked of so much, from Topeka to the Rich Hill coal fields, called the St. Louis and Emporia railroad. Bond propositions through Coffey County, in which LeRoy, Burlington, and Ottumwa are all interested, are now getting rife. The other is known as the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad, incubated by James Hill, of Arkanas City, and adopted by Chicago fresh meat shippers in refrigerator cars. It is evidently a movement to secure the entry into Kansas of the Chicago and Alton system. This scheme has local subsidies secured through Cowley County, through the two townships of Butler County that it proposes to cross, and is now laboring for a county election on bonds in Greenwood County, and also at the same prices in Coffey. Burlington will be a point on the line. From there the plan is to divide the territory as near centrally as practicable, by running between the Southern Kansas railroad line and the Paola and LeRoy section of the Missouri Pacific, swinging in at Paola, where it would cross the Fort Scott and Gulf road, go east to the state line, and then northerly along near the state line, entering Kansas City where the Chicago and Alton does on the east side of town.

Emporia Republican.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 12, 1884.


Nine hundred starving Indians are killing range cattle in Eastern Montana, and the stock men threaten to make armed resistance.

The troubles of the Choctaw Nation give promise of considerable bloodshed.

The Fourth was celebrated at Dodge City, Kansas, with a bull fight, there being four animals and five Mexican bullfighters. The animals showed no spirit, but one was goaded to such an extent as to wound one of the matadores.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 12, 1884.

To the Public.

So many have requested me to make a public statement concerning the difference between Mr. Chambers and myself, that I have finally decided to yield and give the facts. I have no ill will towards that gentleman, but think this explanation is due all parties.

On or about the first of May, young Mr. Chambers came to my stables and requested a team to go to Winfield; to this I consented and at the appointed time gave the team into his charge. From the evidence, the facts are developed that he first drove to Winfield and numerous other places and was seen in the city about dusk, but did not return the horses to the stable until about nine o=clock. When they were brought in, they were terribly jaded and exhausted, and one rapidly grew worse and died next morning. I then desired Mr. Chambers to settle the difficulty amicably, but he preferred to settle by arbitration. To this I agreed, and Messrs. Benedict, Hite, and Hill were chosen. Those gentlemen investigated the matter, and found that at the least calculation the team had been driven 65 or 70 miles, crossing the Walnut in their heated state several times that day. They consequently awarded me $90 damages.

For several days I waited for Mr. Chambers to settle with me, but he so delayed that at last I sent Mr. I. H. Stafford as a friend to treat with him. Mr. Chambers agreed to give me $40 in cash and his note for $50. I again agreed and received the money and the note. Upon presentation of the note at the Cowley County Bank, I ascertained that the note was his son=s, a minor, and valueless, and asked Mr. Chambers to endorse it. He refused, and I was compelled to bring suit before one of the justices of the city. Mr. Chambers procured a change of venue and the case came before Esquire Schiffbauer and six jurymen. The award was adjudged to be just, and while I stand ready to defend my rights, I sincerely hope this may be the last of this vexatious matter. I truly desire to live in peace with my fellow citizens. To my friends and Mr. Stafford, my attorney, I desire to return sincere thanks for kindnesses and favors bestowed. With this explanation, which I feel is due to all parties concerned, to the public I am



Arkansas City, Kansas, July 10, 1884.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.


Explaining the A. & P. Land Grant and the Oklahoma Land Question.

During the discussion last Friday in the senate, in the committee of the whole, on the bill Ato forfeit the unearned lands granted to the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad company to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the states of Missouri and Arkansas to the Pacific coast, and to restore the same to settlement and for our purpose,@ Senator Plumb gave a history of the matter and made a presentation of very interesting facts relating to it. From his remarks the following is gathered.

The railroad company was chartered by an act of Congress of July 27, 1866, for the purpose of building a railroad from Springfield, Missouri, to the Pacific ocean. Aside from the right of way across the public domain to the extent of 100 feet in width, it had a grant of every alternate section of public land, not material, designated by odd numbers, to the amount of twenty alternate sections per mile, on each side of said railroad line, as said company may adopt, through the territories of the United States, and ten alternate sections of land per mile on each side of said railroad whenever it passes through any state, and whenever on the line thereof, the United States have full title, not reserved, sole, granted, or otherwise appropriated, and free from preemption or other claims of rights, at the time the line of said road is designated by a plat theeof, filed in the office of the commissioner of the general land office.

The line of road from 1,800 to 1,900 miles, from Springfield to San Francisco, has 66 miles in Missouri and about 400 miles in California, the remaining portion of the line being in the Indian Territory and in the territores of New Mexico and Arizona, and on a full grant, there would be about 50,000,000 of acres that would be obtained by the company.

According to the terms of the grant, it was required that the said company shall commence the work on the said road within two years from the approval of this act by the president, and shall complete not less than fifty miles per year after the second year, and shall construct, equip, furnish, and complete the main line of the whole road by the fourth day of July, A. D. 1878.

No portion of the road except that from Springfield to Vinita, in the Indian Territory, was completed prior to July 4, 1875, the date named at the expiration of which the railroad should have been completed to the Pacific ocean, and at this time some 1,200 or 1,300 miles of the line has not only not been completed, but practically, the road has not definitely located over any portion of that line, and no work of any description has been done upon it.

The road designed to have been constructed substantially upon the 35th parallel, is now regarded as having San Francisco an objective point, which is on the 38th parallel, which would increase its length 150 miles, and which would be practically in violation of the terms of the act.

The senator, in referring to the act of congress, of April 20, 1871, authorizing the company to mortgage its road, says: It was a consideration of that question which determined the committee on public lands of the senate to urge the consideration of this bill as the company whose grant should first be forfeited, if any forfeiture should take place, because of this seeming right reserved to continue the construction and the right to mortgage as long as the construction should continue unobstructed by act of congress or other act on the part of the government which should amount to a forfeiture.

There are a number of other considerations which enter into the case, which it is proper for me to mention at this time as of importance in determining the action of the senate. A question has always existed as to whether the grant attached to lands in the Indian Territory. The word Aterritories@ is used in the act, but that word in its ordinary significance means the organized territories of the United States, territories with civil jurisdiction, territories with courts and other machinery provided by congress, territories which are in that preparatory or inceptive state which leads to the ultimate formation of states for admission into the Federal Union.

It has been denied always that this grant covered any land in the Indian Territory. A condition of things is now existing in that territory which makes it to my mind certain, that within a very short period of time some portion, at least of the land in that Territory, will be open to public settlement, and it makes little difference in point of fact whether action of congress declaring the fact of the opening of those lands shall precede settlement or follow it, because in the very nature of things, judging by what has taken place continuously upon the frontier for the last forty years, no considerable body of land which can be made subject to the public land laws of the United States by action of congress will remain long in a condition not subject to those laws.

Settlers are, as heretofore they always have been, going out upon the frontier. They are crowding upon the arid line. They are all the time seeking the good, the valuable, the agricultural lands of the country. It has been so long the policy of the government to open up from time to time as necessities of the situation may seem to require, such lands as were subject to its jurisdiction, that it has become to be generally understood that wherever there is land that is not occupied, which the government may acquire even though it has not acquired, persons seeking homesteads are privileged to go upon it, and whether the action of the government opening it up precedes or follows that settlement is a matter of no consequence, because the action will come in time to answer all the practical purposes of those who seek the land.

Senator Plumb believes that the railroad company did not acquire by reason of this act, any right in the Indian Territory, for the granting act distinguishes between the lands which the government of the United States had control over, and those which were controlled by the Indian tribes, and, instead of making the grant through the lands owned by the Indians, it provided simply that the railroad company itself might negotiate, which it never has done with the Indians for such cession as it might deem desirable, or might be able to obtain from them. There does not seem to be any reason to believe that within a reasonable period of time this railroad is to be constructed, at least by those who own it at present. He more fully explains by the following statement.

There is a large body of land in the Indian Territory not occupied by any tribe and not subject to the jurisdiction of any tribe, land to which the government of the United States, as I believe, has a title, subject, however to a conditional use which is made the shield of a pretext for withholding it from settlement. I do not mean to say, that it is in the power of the executive to open the land to settlement, because I do not know that it is true, but certainly it is land which congress may open to settlement, and more than that, it is land which congress will be obliged to open to settlement within a brief period of time.

They are lands now being sought after by men who seek to make homes upon them, and they are lands which will be settled, whether the government takes action or not, within a very brief period of time by men who want homes, and who, seeing the lands open and being mindful of the policy of the government heretofore, will go upon them, the government to the contrary notwithstanding, if that becomes necessary, in order that they may occupy them. Then we shall be brought face to face with a condition of things which will require the opening of these lands to settlement; and if at that time the burden of this railroad grant has not been removed, the grant will immediately attach, and the railroad company, stimulated undoubtedly by the settlers, will proceed to construct their road, and will, according to the decisions of the Supreme Court, as we believe them to be, acquire each alternate section through all that section of country which will then be occupied by settlers, and undoubtedly out of the conflict which will ensue between the railroad company and the settlers, great difficulty will occur, and the General Government will be called upon to settle the difference between the settlers who have gone upon the lands and the railroad company.

There is no class of cases, so far as I am advised, along the line of the road in which interests have grown up which require adjudication except they may be those of the railroad company, and as I have stated, I do not believe the railroad company has any right to assert against the government. There is no complexity which requires judicial determination. It is, I believe, a plain question between the railroad company, which has forfeited the grant by reason of failure to build, and the general government, which made the grant, and which, by reason of its having made it, and having made it upon conditions which have been forfeited, has a right now to step in and say that it will not permit any further construction, but will take away the lands which have not been earned by the construction of the road.








Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

From Kansas.

Middlebury, Ohio, Republican.

Our former townsman, Mr. Alexander C. Torrence, writes us from Arkansas City, Kansas, June 22, 1884, as follows.

EDITOR REPUBLICAN: You will find enclosed an order for $1.50, for which please send me the Republican for one year, as I want to hear from home. I have bought a half interest in the shop of W. G. Miller, and intend making this my home. We are running four fires and having all the work we can do. We also have a wood shop in connection with the blacksmith shop, and intend doing all the work that comes to us. We are averaging $120 a week, and think we will overrun that after harvest. Harvest is on us now and is going to be a big one. Wheat is splendid and there is a great deal to cut. Corn is splendid, and, in fact, all kinds of grain and fruit will be abundant. I think this is one of the finest countries I ever saw. Anything will grow that will grow any place, and the yield is good. This is comparatively a new country, but the farmers are getting their farms well improved and things are booming. One year ago the pouplation of this town numbered 1,000; now it will number 3,000, and still they come. I can count over a dozen houses that have gone up since I came here, three weeks ago, besides several business houses that were under way, that are not completed yet. This is a prohibition town--not a saloon in the

place--and a big Republican majority, you bet. I gave the editor of the Arkansas City REPUBLICAN your name and address, and he promised to send you a copy of his paper, which, by the way, is a very good little sheet. Remember me to all the boys who may inquire for yours respectfully. A. C. TORRENCE.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.


Notice is hereby given that I, Joseph W. Oldham, assignee of John W. Conway and William Conway, formerly partners, doing business at Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, under the firm name of Conway Brothers, will on the 30th [?] DAY OF AUGUST, 1884,

And for two days immediately preceeeding said date, commencing at the hour of nine o=clock a.m., and continuing until the hour of five o=clock p.m., of each day of said three days at the office of the clerk of the district court of Cowley County, Kansas, in the city of Winfield, in said county and state, proceed to adjust and allow demands against the estate in my hands in trust as such assignee of said John W. Conway and William Conway, formerly partners, coing business under the firm name of Conway Brothers, assigners.



Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.



Read Isaac Eldridge=s new advertisement.

AD. NOTICE. Having just opened up a new and choice stock of GROCERIES, On Summit Street, one block north of Bonsall=s Art Gallery, I am prepared to furnish goods usually found in a first-class store at

RED ROCK PRICES FOR CASH. Farm produce taken in exchange for goods at market prices. Goods delivered to any part of city. Patronage solicited. ISAAC ELDRIDGE.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Oats harvest has been the order of the day for the past week.

The sickness among the younger portion of our population is alarming.

Farmers report that their wheat will average from thirty to forty bushels to the acre.

DIED. Died Monday evening, July 7, 1884, Iva Ellen, aged sic months, youngest daughter of A. A. Wiley.

There will be a base ball game next Tuesday afternoon between the Winfield nine and the Arkansas City AActives,@ at the ball grounds in this city.

The store room now occupied by A. A. Newman & Co., has been rented by Dr. H. D. Kellogg & Co., for the purpose of placing within it a stock of drugs.

A race was witnessed on our streets the evening of the Fourth, which, according to the testimony of the spectators, excelled any time heretofore on record.

In the lawsuit of R. O. Lutes against Chambers, before his Honor, Esquire Schiffbauer, judgment was rendered in favor of the plaintiff for the costs and full amount claimed.

A new grocery, north of Mrs. Henderson=s millinery store, has been opened by Mr. Eskridge [DO THEY MEAN ELDRIDGE?]. The gentleman is receiving his goods, and expects to keep a full stock of supplies.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

A letter written by Mr. E. Baldwin to Fred Wahlenmaier states that Mrs. Baldwin has been very ill, but is now likely to recover. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin are at Manitou Springs, Colorado.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Between Arkansas City and Geuda Springs about five miles from the former place, there is a growing field of corn of 250 acres averaging between eight annd nine feet in height. It belongs to Messrs. Hilton, Clark & Cullison.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

The power of printer=s ink is clearly demonstrated by the success of the flourishing grocery firm of Kroenert & Austin. In looking over their books, we discovered sales to one party of $240.10, and many others of nearly as large an amount.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Lewis Hilton, miles west of our city, has a peach orchard that will produce from 1,500 to 2,000 bushels of peaches this year. Mr. Hilton has also one of the finest blackberry patches we know of, and will produce very largely of that luscious fruit.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

An impression has become prevalent in this section of the state that tickets can be obtained at cheaper rates ovr the Southern Kansas road from Winfield than over the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. This is a mistake. The same rates to all parts of the United States are charged by both roads.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

President Arthur has issued a proclamation warning all persons who are contemplating an invasion of the sacred soil of Oklahoma that the American army will remove all intruders upon that disputed domain. If you are contemplating a settlement in the Oklahoma country, it will be a pretty good plan to wait until cooler weather sets in. The atmosphere is liable to be rather sultry this time of year as far south as the Indian Territory. Winfield Telegram.

[Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

The rapid appreciation in value of land in Cowley County is clearly shown by the difference in prices of the present time and of three or four years ago. Mr. John Pingry, of Silverdale, stopped in the office a short time, a few days ago, and incidentally mentioned the fact that forty acres which he purchased two or three years previous for $150, could not now be bought for less than $600. This is only one of the many instances, which could be mentioned. Land is still moderate in price and it is safe to predict that it will double in value again within the coming year.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

DIED. Mr. E. B. Parker=s family ascertained yesterday week that their little grandchild, the daughter of Charley Parker, of Pawnee Agency, was seriously ill or dead. Mrs. Parker and one of her sons started for the agency, but met their friends at Willow Springs, bringing back the corpse. They returned with the procession. The intention was to bury the child Sabbath evening, but having been packed in ice, the body was so well preserved that it was kept until the following day, when the family services were held at the Parker schoolhouse, and the interment took place in the cemetery nearby.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

The average yield of millet cannot be estimated, but farmers coming into our office inform us that it will be very large.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

MARRIED. We are in receipt of a card, elegant in design, announcing the marriage of H. H. Campbell and Miss Amy E. Scott, on July 10, at the Chilocco Indian School, Arkansas City. Both parties are well and favorably known in this vicinity, the bride having been three years employed in the Cheyenne school, and the groom about the same length of time has been actively employed here. He is now postmaster and manager of Capt. Connell=s branch store at Cantonment. Sorry to say, we will be unable to witness the marriage of these friends, and all we can do is to extend to Mr. and Mrs. Campbell the best wishes and congratulations of this community. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

DIED. One of the saddest events occurred the Fourth of July at Wellington. The adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Perry, a former resident of Arkansas City, was sitting on the upper porch of the hotel, watching the proceedings below. Two men passed along, one of whom drew a revolver and throwing it over his shoulder in a wanton manner, discharged it regardless of consequences. The ball struck a board of the portico, passed through it, penetrated the body of the little girl and found a vital spot. She lived but a few moments. The act was of pure mischief and wholly unwarranted. The parties are now under arrest, and it is hoped that impartial justice may be done them. The body of the little girl was brought to our city on the Saturday noon train. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at 4 o=clock, and, at the close of the discourse, the weeping relatives followed the deceased loved one to the tomb. Her sweetness of temper and amiability of disposition had rendered her very dear to the kind persons who had so generously adopted her. Their only consolation is that she is now the dweller of a higher and better world.



Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Improvements never cease. They follow so closely upon the heels of each other, that it is difficult to chronicle them. The north room of the Perry House will be vacated by Mr. McIntyre, the proprietor of that Hotel, in a short time, and we understand it is already rented. To supply the place of this portion of his establishment, Mr. McIntyre, has now under course of erection a large and commodious frame building, to be placed at the rear of his hotel. This will give him ample room and, what is important to us at the present time, is that it will make one more business room for us. The change is an excellent one and of advantage to all.

Another change, which will add to the appearance of our city, is the destruction of the old blacksmith shop opposite Fairclo Brothers= livery, and the erection in its stead, of a fine frame building, to be used as a shop, or if it be necessary, it will be made an adjunct of Mr. Harnley=s bath-room. By the way, we might mention as a matter of news, that Mr. Harnley has his heating apparatus on the ground, and soon will be ready to supply the people with hot or cold baths, as they may choose. Mr. Harnley is not alone in the bathing house branch of the business. Mr. Pentecost, the popular and genial manager of

L. H. Braden=s Mammoth Livery, is pushing, with untiring energy, to completion, just north of Bryant=s Hotel, a bath house, in connection with which will be a first-class barber shop, and a No. 1 laundry. Mr. Pentecost means to do an active business, and his pleasant ways and excellent business habits, ensure this project to be a success. This will give us three bathing establishments, when Mr. Deets opens his new building, of which mention has been made. Some might think so many could not succeed, but the citizens of our city surpass the world in patronizing home industries, and the success of all is assured. In the suggestive and expressive language of Walter G. Seaver, of the Dexter Eye, Astill we boom.@

[Bryant=s Hotel...??? NOT SURE WE HAVE ANYTHING ON IT?]


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Daytona Institute Commencement.

The following, clipped from the Halifax (Florida) Journal, was handed us as an item which will be of interest to many here as Miss Van Dorn was formerly a resident of our city.

ATuesday night at Jackson=s Hall a very large audience attended the commencement exercises of this popular educational institution, and witnessed the giving of a diploma to its first graduate, Miss Ellen A. Van Dorn. . . .

AMis Ellen Van Dorn, the first pupil of this school to complete its four year course, then readc a well composed essay under the heading of ACobwebs,@ delivered her valedictory and received her diploma at the hands of Rev. C. M. Bingham, who made a short pointed address . . . .

AMiss Van Dorn is the first graduate receiving a diploma from any institution upon this court and the Journal takes great pleasure in congratulating her, and also Miss Cross, the faithful principal and founder of the school, which has our warmest wishes for its future prosperity.@

[School: called Daytona Institute.]


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

The Wants of the City.

While our wants are many, yet one there is which is serious, and that is the lack of business houses. Almost daily do merchants come and inquire for storerooms. Pleased as they are with our rapidly growing city, whose prospects and trade are brighter than any surrounding town, they see an excellent opportunity for an investment which will bring them a lucrative return. Their inquiries for places of business must be answered, by a declaration that there are none. We know of at least a half dozen firms from abroad that wish to locate in Arkansas City. Not a room can be found; these parties are compelled to go elsewhere, and their departure is our loss. The means invested in business blocks pay a heavy percent. A house costing $2,500 will readily rent for $75 for the lower room, and probably as much for the upper part, provided it is divided into apartments. This gives a return of $1,800 per year, on money invested. True, we have made no allowance for the cost of the lot, but as these cost, comparatively a trifle years ago to the owners, that expenditure can scarcely be placed to the debit column, unless the builder be a newcomer. Good lots can still be purchased on Summit street--the principal business street of the city--for $3,000; if to this the cost, $2,500, of erecting the structure, be added, the sum total will be $5,500, and if our estimate, which we think is rather below than above the actual profit be correct, the investment will still yield 33-1/2 percent. A few capitalists from abroad understand this; they see clearly that in a few years, a portion of the territory must be opened to settlement; already our trade is immense from that quarter, but after awhile, when the country is rapidly filling up with settlers, Arkansas City will be to the new settlement, what Kansas City was and is, today, to Kansas. As noticed before, a few men have had the discernment to perceive this. The Hasie Brothers have had large experience with east, south, and west, and have decided, by what they are doing, that this is the best place known to them in which they can invest money. As the result of their observations, we have, or will have when it is completed, the finest business block in southern Kansas. These are men of profound business judgment, and had they not seen our advantages, would never have invested. Let others come; we have room for all. If affairs be pushed with that promptitude, which improvements our extraordinary advantages require, in less than eighteen months, we shall have a city of ten thousand instead of five.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Our New Advertisers.

In last week=s and this week=s issue of THE REPUBLICAN appear a number of advertisements of new firms. The first is the Bon Ton restaurant, one door north of the well-known Perry House. The proprietor is Mr. Frank Carder, a genial and pleasant gentleman, who will do his utmost to please his customers.

The second is Mr. T. A. Gaskill, one of the oldest residents and best known citizens of the town. His reputation for excellent meats and honest weights is so universally known that it is useless to attempt to introduce him to our readers. After persons have trade with him, they will appreciate his dealings.


The carriage and blacksmith shop of D. E. Sifford next claims our attention. Mr. Sifford and his partners are now prepared to turn out the best of work in their line, at the most reasonable figures.

The fourth is the AArcade,@ a new and popular restaurant, of which Geo. Haysel is the proprietor. Look over his advertisement.

The new grocery firm of L. H. Deming & Son, next claims our attention. This is a new firm at an old business, as the senior partner has been engaged in this branch of business for sixteen years at Jessup, Iowa. They are very pleasant gentlemen, and from long experience in the business can certainly secure bargains for their customers. Give them a call.



Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

DIED. Died on the 6th inst., Charlie C. Thompson, aged 3 years, 2 months, and 20 days; youngest son of Rev. George Tompkins, of this city. [NOTE: PAPER MUST HAVE GOOFED! NAME OF DECEASED HAS TO BE TOMPKINS!]


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.


J. L. Glotfelter is quite ill with fever.

Capt. Ed. Haight, of Winfield, was in the city Thursday.

J. W. Prather, of Winfield, was in the city Wednesday.

E. M. Bird, of Sedan, is visiting friends and relatives near this city.

Clare, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Tucker, is dangerously ill.

Mrs. Sinnot, who has been quite ill for the past few days, is now recovering.

Miss Jennie Lowry, of Winfield, was down visiting friends the first of the week.

Mr. Ishmael is building a large and substantial residence in the west part of town.

W. R. Little, trader at Sac and Fox agency, spent a few of the past days in our city.

Miss Dido Carlisle went to Winfield Monday to attend the remainder of the Normal term.

Jas. Warren, of our city, and M. J. Scott, of Silverdale, started for the Normal Monday.

The Lewis Bros., a strong St. Louis firm, were in the citty Thursday, viewing our advantages.

Messrs. Punshon and Braden have purchased the interest of Mr. Arnold in the skating rink.

Mr. Allen, of Wichita, was in the city Thursday and Friday, visiting his nephew, W. D. Mowry.

Herman Wyckoff departed Monday for the East, where he expects to spend part of the summer.

Mrs. Jas. Wilson left this week, for Yates Center, Kansas, to join her husband, Rev. Wilson, in his work.

James Lewis, of the firm of Park & Lewis, returned from a week=s pleasure trip to Holton, Kansas, Tuesday.

Mr. Best, the music dealer of Winfield, was in this section of the county this week, in the interests of his business.

Russell Cowles had the misfortune, the other day, to let a block of coal fall upon his foot and mash it. He is slowly recovering.

J. C. Loveland and wife spent the past week in the country, visiting Mrs. Loveland=s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Easterday.

Mrs. J. A. Howard, the mother of J. L. and R. C. Howard, arrived in the city Thursday and will make this her permanent home.


Dell Plank came in on Tuesday=s train. He reports success in business, and will stay two or three weeks with his friends in the city.

Mr. Garver, a Wichita lumber dealer, and wife and daughter were the guests of B. S. White over Sunday. Mrs. Garver is a sister of Mr. White.

Rev. J. O. Campbell will start Moonday for Pennsylvania to visit relatives and friends. He will be absent during the time of his summer vacation.

Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Mrs. S. B. Adams left on Wednesday=s train for Pueblo, Colorado. She has a daughter residing in that city, whom she will visit durring a portion of the warm season.

John J. Clark and Johnnie Wright started last Sabbath morning for the Territory to be gone some two or three weeks. They expect to bring their cattle to the state to sell.

C. M. Warren, of Otoe Agency, Indian Territory, accompanied his wife to Barnston, Nebraska, where Mrs. Warren will remain during the summer. Mr. Warren expects to return soon.

Misses Lizzie Wilson and Lizzie Gilbert and Messrs. Horace Vaughn and Mahlon Arnett, Normal pupils, came down from Winfield to spend the fourth in Arkansas City.

Jerry Adams and Fred Hawk started Monday for Chicago, to view the sights of the city during the time in which the Democrats will amuse themselves in selecting a candidate.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beall left on Thursday=s train for Decatur, Illinois, their former home. They were summoned by telegraph, which stated that Mr. Beall=s mother had been stricken with paralysis.

W. A. Lee has purchased the corner east of Thompson & Woodin=s livery stable, and his brother, R. F. Lee, informs us that their stock of agricultural implements will soon be removed to that place.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Read the new advertisement of our energetic notion dealers, Fitch & Barron. They do as they advertise and are now selling goods at cost. When you want anything in their branch of business, you can make money by calling upon them.








Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Read the advertisement of Miller & Torrence. The drill, of which mention is made, will be on exhibition at their shop next week. It is intended to be used for boring for oil, coal, or water. Mr. Miller is doing everything in his power to develop the resources of the country.



I keep the very best of IMPLEMENTS, Such as HAPGOOD.


Cultivators. Standard Planters. TURNBULL WAGONS.

Call before you buy and see us. [? NOT SURE OF LAST SENTENCE.]



Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Mr. Vickery, a newcomer to Cowley, residing near the Sumner County line, in attempting to drive a nail, so struck the blow that the nail rebounded and inflicted a severe wound in his eye. It is probable that he will lose the sight. Under the skillful care of Dr. Vawter, the organ is healing.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Miss L. Mann & Co., have sold their stock of millinery goods to Mrs. Punshon. The many friends of the former ladies will regret their departure from the business circle of our city. Mrs. Punshon expects to keep in stock a full supply of everything connected with a first-class millinery establishment.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

William M. Rose is building a new room for his business, on East Central Avenue, one door east of J. W. Mansfield=s furniture store. It is to be well fitted up and filled with a first-class stock of boots and shoes. He kindly requests new customers to examine his stock, and desires the patronage of all his old customers. Look for his advertisement next week.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Rev. F. L. Walker, pastor of the Baptist Church at Arkansas City, was in Grenola several days during the past week, visiting friends. He was also at Moline trying to work up an interest in the unfinished church building, the erection of which was started by Mr. Walker several months ago. He informs us that the building will now probably be completed. Grenola Chief.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

The attention of persons contemplating building is called to the card of Mr. Wm. Gall. This gentleman has devoted years of hard study to his profession, and from those who have had need of his services, we learn that he is well skilled in the intricate work of his branch of business. When you want a plan for your new building, call on him at his office at Alexander=s lumber yard.


Office at Alexander=s Lumber Yard.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Rev. S. B. Fleming left yesterday afternoon for Yates Center, where he expects to dedicate the new church built by Rev. James Wilson, and assist in installing B. W. Wilson as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at that point on next Saturday. He will be joined by his wife next week in Topeka, when they will visit friends for two or three weeks in the northern part of the state. Notice will be given ghrough the papers when services will be resumed in the church here.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Hon. G. W. Love, member of the Ohio legislature from Columbiana County, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in our city. He is the brother of a college mate of the Editor--and his presence recalled many pleasing incidents of the past. Mr. Love is a gentleman of remarkable intellectual attainments, which have been recognized in Ohio by his election to so important a position of trust at so early an age. While with us he visited the Territory and the Chilocco Indian School, and was surprised at the grandeur, vastness, and sublimity of the scenery. He is pleased with our section and thinks southern Kansas one of the finest regions of the globe. After serving out the remainder of his second term, he may possibly return to Kansas, and, we trust, to Cowley County.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

The Normal is progressing finely. There are now 29 teachers enrolled. Those who were enrolled from Arkansas City this week are Misses Emma Campbell, Mollie Coonrod, Nettie Pollock, Dido Carlisle, Messrs. Ellsworth, R. W. Harris, M. J. Scott, J. W. Warren.

Chancellor Lippencot, of the State University, lectured on Wednesday evening at the Baptist Church, for the students and citizens.

The model school, conducted by Mis Stretch, closes this week.



Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.


Courier Clippings.

Miss Anna Hunt has been visiting friends in Cherryvale during the past week.

Miss Maude Benedict, the bright little daughter of Mrs. Wm. Benedict of Arkansas City, has been spending a few days with her young friends in this city.

The Board of County Commissioners has been in regular quarterly session since Monday, but very little business other than adjustment of county road cases has yet been reached.

The County Commissioners released Charley Fisher, who had served out in the county jail a fine for contempt of court, Wednesday, and Sheriff McIntire took him to Wichita in the afternoon to stand trial for stealing a horse in Sedgwick County some three years ago.

Mr. I. H. Phenis, of Windsor Township, was in the city Saturday and told us of a very strange disease which has killed sixty-five head of his hogs and is still preying on the flock. He at first supposed the disease to be cholera and treated the hogs accordingly, but could give them no relief. The hogs would begin to cough, become sluggish, and in about a week die. The symptoms were nearly the same as in cholera, but Mr. Phenis determined to investigate the matter. He held a postmortem over several of the victims and found all the interior organism apparently healthy excepting the lungs, which were decayed, feverish, and bloated. This fact convinces him that the disease is a lung fever, but he has as yet discovered no remedy. His loss is now about seven hundred dollars and he will pay a big reward for a cure. The disease has appeared only among the hogs of Mr. Phenix, and prompt action with a speedy cure may stop the plage entirely.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the Chilocco Indian school building, Thursday evening, July 10, 1884, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. H. H. Campbell, of Cantonment, Indian Territory, and Miss Amy E. Scott, of Chilocco, Indian Territory.

This was a most pleasant and agreeable occasion. About thirty guests were present, mostly composed of the employees of the government industrial school and the immediate friends of the bride and groom. At 8:30 p.m., the spacious parlors, recently handsomely furnished, were opened up and the Indian children called together in the schoolroom, to which the company in the parlors repaired, and the ceremony was performed in the presence of all the children.

After the ceremony was performed and the happy couple congratulated by their friends, the company repaired to the spacious dining room, where a repast fit for a king awaited them, and as jolly and good-natured a company as can well be imagined partook of the good things so bountifully provided. Many beautiful and costly wedding presents, too numerous to mention here, were received by the happy couple. Altogether it was a most enjoyable occasion. These young friends are to be heartily congratulated in their new relations.


Arkansas Citty Republican, July 12, 1884.




Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

The case of the state against W. Ward, for breaking into a car, was dismissed by Judge Kreamer, on account of the fact there was no cause for action.

The lawsuit of Graham against Hawkins, tried Wednesday at Winfield, resulted in a judgment of $5 in favor of the plaintiff.


Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Guelph Items.

Guelph is still on the boom.

Another doctor has located here, C. W. Grimes, and we will soon have another blacksmith.

Still the Ryland Bros., continue to tear up calico and show their good boots and shoes.

Our boys have a challenge on the base ball. They say to tell the Arkansas City boys to come on, they are ready for them.

Mr. S. J. Huffington is having a well bored.

Most of the farmers have their wheat and oats in the stack. Some few have thresehed their weat. UNCLE DICK.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 19, 1884.



What was Done at the last Quarterly Session, Beginning July 7th.

A careful examination of the assessors= enumeration of inhabitants of the county was made and the Board found that the population of the county was 26,137.

The J. A. Elliott, H. J. Sandfort, N. R. Penny, E. B. Stowe county road petitions were laid over to the October session of the Board.

Philo Kent was allowed $35 damages in J. R. Taylor county road. Viewers= report in H. Ireton county road was adopted and damages awarded.

J. Hollister was allowed $35 damages in location of the D. W. Pierce county road; also $35 damages allowed Solomon Schammahorn in

W. S. Rigdon county road.

Henry Branson, John Maurer, and W. W. Underwood were appointed viewers on A. W. Kavanaugh county road.

Bond of incoming County Treasurer was placed at $100,000.

In the matter of the appeal of Dennis Harkins from the action of the County Superintendent in organizing district No. 141, the action of the superintendent was sustained.

Viewers= report on vacation of E. S. Bliss county road was adopted; report in the Z. B. Myers section line road, rejected.

F. M. Vaughn, J. B. Tucker, and Elihu Parker appointed viewers on the A. Harvey county road.

The T. L. Salmon county road was rejected.

W. J. Orr, A. B. Graham, and J. C. Monfort were appointed viewers on the John H. Cox county road.

M. B. Rowe, J. H. Smith, and Sylvester Wilkins appointed viewers on the A. W. McCaw county road.

Road petition of J. S. Rash was rejected.

W. R. Bedell, A. Kinley, and J. S. Mohler were appointed to view the Henry Dyer county road.

A. J. Thompson, J. S. Hunt, and John Keck appointed to view the John Mentch road.

A. L. Jones road rejected for want of proper description.

Josiah Winters, E. E. Shook, and John Himelick appointed viewers on Geo. W. Ford county road.

Offer of Frank J. Hess for lots in Arkansas City sold to County accepted.

A. J. Thompson, A. H. Jennings, and J. P. Short viewers on J. W. Bryan county road; Henry Branson, John Maurer, and W. W. Underwood viewers on J. W. Edmonds road; same viewers on the Kavanaugh road.

J. W. Parker section line road rejected, description being indefinite and no affidavit that petitioners were house-holders. Section line road of B. Shriver granted.

J. F. Martin section road ordered open.

The petition of C. H. Mabry to vacate a certain county road was rejected.

Road of Josiah Winters appointed and damages allowed I. B. Todd $10.

Petition of H. G. Fuller for vacation of a small part of Fifth Avenue in Winfield was withdrawn without action.

Viewers= reports in E. James, M. L. Robinson, Moffitt and David Tonkinson county roads, were approved.

J. W. Tull, Jos. Shaw, and Henry Wilkins appointed viewers on

A. J. Fowler county road.

F. M. Savage road laid over for further explanation.

Henry Branson, John Maurer, and W. W. Underwood were appointed to view R. J. Mead county road.

Weimer road rejected by consent of all parties.

The resignation of M. N. Sinnott as Trustee of Creswell township was accepted and Elihu B. Parker appointed to fill vacancy.

Several tax receipts held by R. B. Waite and C. M. Scott on real estate were declared invalid, the sales having been wrongfully made. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 19, 1884.

Editor Republican:

DEAR SIR: In your issue of the 12th inst., your article headed AWants of the City,@ is good, but does not go far enough, for it does not call for the necessary clearing up of the garbage; removal of the manure piles and the renovating of privies; and placing them on vaults of sufficient depth to stop poisoning the air with their effluvia. Also some effort should be made to drain the swamps contiguous to the city; for as it now stands, there is a great deal of sickness here, no doubt caused by the above mentioned nuisances, and it behooves us to look well into this matter, and proceed to remedy it at once, as the cholera has again started in the East, and with the quick transit lines from Europe may be among us in a few days, and we are not prepared for its advent. And even if it should not come, we have too much malaria for the health of the people, and although it may enrich the M. D.=s and the drug stores, it will not suit any to your boom to have it go abroad (as I see in another paper published here) that Awe have a large amount of sickness here;@ it shows either a lack of necessary precaution or a poor Reaction. Let the citizens in our city make deep vaults to their water closets, drains, [CANNOT READ LAST THREE OR FOUR LINES...TOO DARK!].


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

A Card. We wish to thank the press and public of this vicinity for the respect and sympathy shown us, in the sorrowful and tragic death of our daughter, Ollie. We also ask all citizens to do all in their power to suppress the sale of intoxicating liquors and the carrying of concealed fire arms, except officers of the law. Believing it to be for the safety of the wives and children of all our homes.

In behalf of the family,




Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.



Green corn is becoming plentiful.

J. Demming is building a fine stable.

G. W. Childers= new house is nearly completed.

There is a fine prospect for an excellent crop of corn.

Many persons are gong east to spend the summer.

There threatens to be an outbreak of the building boom.

W. B. Hagins took charge of the Perry House as manager Monday.

Excavating for the new post office building commenced yesterday.

Blackberries and wild plums thickly adorn the fronts of our groceries.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lofeland returned from their trip to the country Sunday.

M. N. Sinnott has been appointed deputy county clerk at a salary of $1,000.

J. P. Musselman=s little boy, Birdie, has been quite ill with malarial fever.

Capt. J. B. Nipp has purchased a fine residence in Winfield at a cost of $2,250.

Jennings Clark and Johnnie Wright returned from their Territory trip Monday.

Our merchants found the trade with the Indians for the past week very lucrative.

Peaches and apples, in moderate quantities, have been in the market for the past week.

J. Eskridge keeps some of the best lemonade in town. He had us sample it the other day.

The preliminary steps for making Arkansas Citty a city of the second class have been taken.

O. P. Houghton is having his dwelling repainted and decorated. G. M. Keller is the decorator.

A brother of A. G. Lowe has accepted the position of bookeeper at J. W. Hutchison & Sons.

A new awning throws a grateful shade over the sidewalk in front of I. R. Deming & Son=s grocery.

J. S. Andrews, of Silverdale, stated Monday for Massena, New York, where he will spend the summer.

Capt. Ed Haight surveyed the Chilocco Indian School farm last week. He found it contains 1,200 acres.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Cowley County is to have a new town, Kelloggg, situated six miles west of Winfield, on the K. C. L. & S. R. R.

L. V. Coombs has gone to Chicago to purchase a stock of drugs for the new firm of Kellogg & Coombs.

C. T. Atkinson has employed G. M. Keller to paint and decorate his dwelling, and the work is progressing rapidly.

Manley Capron, the courteous clerk at Armstrong=s, has been suffering severely from an attack of chills and fever.





Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

W. D. Bishop informs us that he has been absent for 15 months, and is surprised at the wonderful growth of the city. He is up from the Territory, looking rugged and hale, indicative that Territory life agrees with him physically, anyway.

Mr. Frank Beall returned from Decatur, Illinois, Monday. He found his mother much bewtter. Mrs. Beall expects to remain a few days.

The Blaine and Logan club will meet at THE REPUBLICAN office Monday evening, a 8 o=clock. A full attendance is requested.

Capt. J. B. Nipp had some superior stock among his herd of horses and mules. On Monday a fine two year old horse sold for $193.50.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

William Rose is now in his new quarters opposite Central Avenue Hotel. He cordially invites his friends to call and see him. See his card.


Shop on East Central Avenue opposite Central Avenue Hotel.

Sewed, Pegged, and Cement Work a Specialty.

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Collins & Shelden have opened a real estate office one door south of the Leland Hotel. They are doing a good business, and are excellent gentlemen.

An immense crowd of people were in town Mondya, in attendnce upon Capt. Nipp=s sale of fine horses and mules. Stock sold well. It was of superior class.

The wife, son, and daughter of our townsman, Isaac Eldridge, arrived in our city Monday evening. They come to make their home among us and we gladly welcome them to our midst.

P. H. Franey and David Shields, old army mates, met Monday evening at the Blaine and Logan club for the first time in twenty years. It was, indeed, a fitting place for such a meeting.

The I. O. O. F.=s of this city have purchased three lots of J. L. Huey, opposite the new grocery of L. Eldrige, and will proceed at once to erect a handsome hall on the corner lot.

Mr. Pickard sold his house and lot about four weeks ago, and then commenced to buid a larger and better one, which is now completed. Cost, nearly $600. These are the kind of men that make Arkansas City boom.

T. E. Berry has sold his store in the Territory, and is presently staying in town. He thinks of locating in the state, and we can assure him that should he decide to make our city his home, he will meet a hearty welcome.




Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Read the advertisement of Mr. A. Harnley, who has opened a bath room opposite Fairclo Brothers= livery stable. He is prepared to relive the epidermis of undesirable deposts made in ancient or modern times. Give him a call.


Opposite Fairclo Bros., Livery.

I am now prepared to give baths, with HOT, OR COLD WATER,




Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

The five new houses built by the Arkansas City Building Association are nearly completed, and will be ready for occupancy in August. Anyone desiring to buy or rent houses will do well to consult the secretary, Mr. A. V. Alexander.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Thirteen wagons, driven by Ponca Indians, were filled at the lumber yards of A. V. Alexander & Co., Monday. The lumber was all first-grade and was intended for Col. Pollock=s new ranch. The value of the order was nearly one thousand dollars.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Adam Clark, of Sac and Fox agency, has purchased the trader=s post at Shawneetown, Indian Territory, from Mr. T. E. Berry, and hereafter will transact business at that post. He is a gentleman of genial ways and excellent business qualifications.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Persons who contemplate selling their goods will do well to read the card of Bailey & Moore, a firm which hereafter will serve the public as auctioneers. Persons entrusting goods to their care may rest assured that their merchandise will be sold with dispatch.



Auction on Main street every Saturday.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

W. Traband now occupies, for a cigar factory, the building formerly used by W. M. Rose as a shoe shop. Mr. Rose has moved to his new room on Central Avenue, where he will be pleased to see all his old customers, and as many new ones as choose to patronize him.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Eli Youngheim & Co., of Winfield, have rented the store room adjoining the Perry House, and about the 1st of August will place within it, a large stock of gentlemen=s clothing, furnishing goods, hats, caps, etc. The firm is young and energetic, and will be a valuable acquisition to our city.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

What sort of a stock country is this, did you say? Well, we ship about fifteen or twenty carloads of stock every week. Monday morning, five carloads left the station, and Tuesday morning there were six. All our stock raisers are becoming so wealthy and saucy that it is almost impossible to live with them.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Messrs. Beecher Bros., have just completed the Johnson residence, opposite the Presbyterian Church. They deserve great credit for the manner thay have carried out the plans and specifications, and their work shows them to be No. 1 in their line. The painting and graining was done by G. M. Keller, whose work stands preeminent in the city.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Those fine cottages being built by Messrs. Murckney & Co., of Wichita, for the Arkansas City Building Association are progressing rapidly, two of them being enclosed and the foundations of the remainder nearly completed, while considerable of the necessary carpenter work is done for the last three. They will all be ready for occupancy by September 1.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

The suit of rooms on the second floor of the Stevens property has been fitted up in elegant style, and will be used by Mrs. Stevens for a photography gallery. Among the specials will be found her inducements to customers, and her high standing in her profession is so well known that no mention, except that she is again ready to serve the public, is necessary.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Steadman Bros.= new building for their steam laundry is nearly completed and they are daily expecting their machinery. Their facilities will be such that they cannot only meet the demands of our city, but will be able to complete, on short notice, orders sent from abroad. These gentlemen have excellent business capacity, qand without doubt will succeed well.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

A. P. Hutchison, superintendent of the Arapahoe Indian Schools, accompanied by his family, arrived in the city a few days ago, and is visiting relatives here. He has purchased the Ford property on 10th street, which he is beautifying for a home. He has a furlough for 30 days, and at the termination of that time expects to return to the agency to settle accounts preparatory to a removal to our city.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Blaine and Logan Club.

At a meeting called for Monday evening, July 14, 1884, to be held in Judge Bonsall=s office, by the chairman, C. T. Atkinson, who was appointed by the county convention at Winfield last Saturday, I. H. Bonsall was chosen secretary. The following pledge was signed by the persons whose names appear below:

We, the undersigned, agree to support James G. Blaine and John A. Logan for president and vice-president, and we further agree to work and vote for their election, and we pledge ourselves to do all we can in an honorable way to favor their interests.

I. H. Bonsall, C. T. Atkinson, J. B. Nipp, C. W. Barnes, O. Ingersoll, J. H. Punshon, L. H. Braden, W. R. Wolf, F. E. Pentecost, J. E. Pentecost, W. R. Owen, Jacob Twilliger, Chas. Bryant, C. W. Coombs, L. V. Coombs, R. C. Howard, Byron Wagner, W. D. Mowry, F. M. Vaughn, D. C. Duncan, John M. Roberts, J. H. Martin, W. B. Haigins,

A. E. Kirkpatrick, J. C. Topliff, Mahlon Arnett, H. C. Deets, C. M. Scott, John S. Daniels, John J. Clark, R. B. Morton, N. P. Laughton, Dell Plank, A. Lonard, S. A. Daniels, F. H. Gage, M. J. Capron,

N. N. Abernathy, Ira Wilbur, J. P. Musselman, A. H. Dodd, David Shields, John J. Breene, David McPherson, G. W. Martin, Joe Shuff,

H. G. Vaughn, J. C. Harnley, Frank Landes, R. R. Outman [?], J. A. McIntyre, F. C. McLaughlin, F. E. Burnett, W. C. Thompson, Ed Horn,

J. H. Hackleman, Alvan Sankey.

The following committees were appointed.

Band: F. H. Gage, John S. Daniels, and W. P. Wolf.

Music: S. E. Northey, B. A. Wagner, and D. C. Duncan.

Uniforms: J. J. Clark, A. E. Kirkpatrick, and W. D. Mowry.

After music by our band the club adjourned to meet at THE REPUBLICAN office, Monday evening, July 21, at 6 o=clock, at which time all companies are requested to report. A captain, 1st and 2nd lieutenants will be elected. Only members and those desiring to become members are expected to be present.

C. T. ATKINSON, Chairman.

I. H. BONSALL, Secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Mr. W. R. Little of Sac and Fox Agency, Indian Territory, returned from Kansas City yesterday. He will remain in Arkansas City a few days.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Round trip tickets, to Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo on sale at A. T. & S. F. Ticket office. Good to return until Oct. 31, 1884.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Joe Finkleberg left Tuesday for Mansfield, Ohio, for a short visit. When he returns we understand he will put in a stock of clothing, etc., at Arkansas City. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Bids for a new schoolhouse in district 89 will be received until August 1, 1884. Specifications will be found with Dr. Kellogg.

Z. CARLISLE, District Clerk.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

The little three year old daughter of Mr. S. M. Curry, living southwest of Geuda, was bitten by a rattle snake on the Fourth. She is rapidly recovering under the treatment of Dr. Holland.

Geuda Springs News.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Mr. Marshall, a brother-in-law of John Sturtz, left for Ohio Monday morning with the intention of selling out there and coming back to Kansas to live. We hope he will decided to locate near here.

Geuda Springs News.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Mr. Sid Cure, of Walnut, was taken suddenly ill while reading the report of the committee on credentials in the Republican convention, Saturday. He came near fainting and was assisted to a seat by several persons near him. He had been feeling unwell for several days and the close condition of the room overcame him.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

DIED. While Miss Hannah Newcomb, a relative of D. W. Passmore, was out riding last Sabbath evening, the horse became unmanageable, and threw his rider. Mis Newcomb=s left shoulder first came in contact with the earth, and the concussion produced paralysis of the left side. She was taken home, but never recovered consciousness. She died at 3 o=clock, on Wednesday afternoon, and on Thursday the corpse was taken to Vincennes, Indian for interment.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

DIED. Charles Ames died Wednesday morning, at the residence of his mother, on Central Avenue, aged twenty-six years, and nearly three months, of consumption. Having been afflicted with this terrible disease for years, in Illinois, he sought to escape by a removal to Kansas. Several months ago he came to this state, and settled among us, but the disease had too strong a hold upon the victim and death was the result. He was a young man of excellent habits, and kind heart, and his early death is lamented by all who knew him.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Two companies of U. S. Cavalry (colored) passed through Mulvane, Monday morning, on their way to Oklahoma to cast the boomers out of that forbidden land. Why don=t people learn that it is no use to buck against Uncle Sam? Nearly half the country tried that on, a little over twenty years ago, and got the worst of the bargain. What, then, is the use of a comparatively challenge [?] of people trying the same game? We advise our readers, who may have the Oklahoma fever, to wait till Uncle Sam says Acome boys,@ then will be the time to go.

Mulvane Record.




Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Females, whose practices are so abominable that even their sex should not protect them from the severest penalties of the law, were arrested Tuesday by Sheriff Rarick and City Marshal W. J. Gray. More detestable, abominable, loathsome, disgusting creatures cannot be conceived. Debased to a degree which places them in a scale lower than the beasts. Their appearance and actions denote the depths to which the human race is capable of descending. The case warrant for Tuesday [TWO LINES OBSCURED] without delay. On Wednesday afternoon, they pleaded guilty to the charges preferred, and were fined and discharged with the injunction to leave the city within twenty-four hours. Much credit is due Judge Kreamer, Sheriff Rarick, and Marshal Gray for their promptness in deciding the arrest of these polluting creatures. [LAST SENTENCE NOT LEGIBLE.]


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Can Goeden make good ice cream? We can=t bear witness to the fact, but the boys report that he walked into the compositors= room Monday with a large quantity of that cooling delicacy, and politely invited them to assist themselves. Ice-cream is something that will not keep in hot weather, and the boys determined to save it. With a pertinacity worthy an heroic cause, they applied themselves to the unwilling (?) task and nobly devoured the whole. They have no hesitancy in affirming that it was the best they ever preserved and desire the editor to insert a pressing invitation for Mr. Goeden to call again. We comply with the request with the distinct understanding that we are given immediate notice.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Wonders never cease. One day last week, John Isom, who lives below town, came into the office and saw J. D. Guthrie=s twelve-inch branch with 16 apples upon it, and remarked that he probably could excel even that. It takes something of a credulous mind to believe that 16 apples will grow on one branch one foot long, but last Monday, Mr. Isom completely eclipsed any other exhibition of fruit reported in the county. He left on our table a branch six inches long, of a winter variety, containing fourteen well developed and perfectly formed apples. If you do not believe it, come in and see them. Nor was this all; accompanying this present were some fine, large, yellow Early Harvests of perfect mould and delightful flavor. Mr. Isom is a welcome visitor.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

A Visit to the Normal.

Tuesday afternoon found us aboard the train, enroute for the Normal. After a pressing delay caused by the rain, we met the genial county=s superintendent, Prof. A. H. Limerick, and received the cheering intelligence that the afternoon session was changed to seven o=clock in the evening. A newspaper man has not a surplus of time, and, as we had expected to return to our home in the evening, chill disappointment took possession of our breast. A cordial invitation to spend the night with the gentleman with whom we were conversing dispelled, to some extent, the gloom of mind enveloping us, and caused us thankfully to accept. Supper with our host over, we repaired in company with him to the courthouse, where we found the excellent instructor, Prof. B. T. Davis, and about one-half the students in attendance. After listening to an entertaining lecture by Prof. Davis, in answer to queries proposed, a general social season was enjoyed, and the exercises closed. Prof. Limerick entertained us, in his genial way, during the night, and morning found us in the chapel, amid an audience of nearly one hundred and fifty members. After devotional exercises, the roll was called to ascertain the political status of the Institute. The vote resulted in eighty-four for Blaine, eighteen for Cleveland, six for Ben Butler, and three for prohibition.

There are one hundred and forty-three teachers in attendance at the present time. Of these, a large majority are young men and women, while the minority show years of service. Enthusiasm and energy pervade the whole school, and without exception this is the best session ever held in Cowley County. Unstinted praise is due Professors Davis and Grieley for their untiring zeal, and upon Superintendent Limerick too much cannot be bestowed. If unwearied effort and constant toil will place our schools in the front rank of the array of progress, the position will be won. Our only regret is that business prevents our constant attendance.


Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.




Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.


The crop in this section is being threshed, and while the average yield does not come up to the expectations of farmers, the crop is quite large and yield very flattering. We have talked with several threshermen who report the crop running from fifteen to twenty-five bushels per acre. Mr. Felix Bolack=s crop was finished last Saturday. Part of it yielded twenty-nine busheels per acre and the whole crop averaged twenty-five bushesl. As threshing has only fairly begun, it is impossible to give the general average. We can, however, count on more than an average crop. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.


A new town company has been organized for the Oklahoma country by Payne, Safford, Keller, Miller, Mix, and Mendenhall. This company has $2,500 capital stock, divided into shares of $100 each. It will create a new town and engage in manufacturing, mining, and mechanical, chemical, and printing enterprises. The stock will be for sale. There are a number of these Oklahoma town companies incorporated at Topeka. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.


Courier Clippings.

Adjourned Term of the District Court.

An adjourned term of the District Court was held Monday. When a county has twenty-five thousand inhabitants, it is entitled to an Auditor, whose duty it is to audit all bills against the county before passed on to the County Commissioners. Cowley=s last census brought us to and over this point, and on Monday Judge Torrance appointed

M. G. Troup to the position of County Auditor. The salary is one thousand dollars per annum. The Judge also called a grand jury. It will sit about September and its good results will no doubt be many. In the case of H. R. Darrough vs. L. B. Stone, county treasurer, a judgment was rendered for the defendant. A motion for a new trial was overruled. A. T. Gunsaulis vs. Ella Gunsaulis--divorce decreed on ground of abandonment. Edgar Smith vs. T. A. Wilkinson et al.; judgment for plaintiff. Hattie Hutcherson vs. Jesse Hutcherson--divorce decreed and plaintiff restored to her maiden name, defendant to pay all costs.

Eli Youngheim has rented a building and will open a clothing store in Arkansas City soon. Eli=s reputation as a clothier is so wide that he will have no trouble in establishing a good trade at the terminus. The store will likely be in charge of Joe Finkelburg. We don=t know of a better example of what industry, keen judgment, and fair dealing can do than is offered in Eli Youngheim. His advancement since starting out in Winfield has been wonderful.

Charley M. Leavitt was in the Terminus Tuesday manipulating a case before U. S. Commissioner Bonsall, in which Territory marauders were the defendants.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.

A New Enterprise.

C. T. Hayden, of Oswego, Labette County, Kansas, and B. Y. Hunt, at present a resident of the same city, but formerly one of the pioneers of Cowley County, are in the city this week in the interest of a new process of tanning hides, invented by Mr. Hayden, and also with the design of establishing a tanyard at this place. The new way is denominated AThe Lightning Tanning Process,@ and it is claimed for it that it will thoroughly finish the process of tanning in the same number of days as has heretofore been required in months. By its use, sheep skin can be thoroughly tanned in three minutes, and the heaviest sole leather needs but eighteen days instead of eighteen months. The specimens exhibited were, in our opinion, of excellent quality and of fine finish.

That Arkansas City is a place where a tanyard can be operated with profit is apparent to all. There are a great number of animals slaughtered here every year, and the hides of animals killed in the territory are brought to this place for sale.

If the skins were tanned here, the bills for freighting the raw hides to other places, and the cost for distribution would be saved and the only cost would be for shipping the product. This is a subject for thought for our citizens. The statements made seem incredulous, but if the inventor will demonstrate what he affirms and completes the time named to the observer, the proof will be more satisfactory. We understand the gentleman intends to do this, and if he does and the experiment is satisfactory, we trust some of our citizens will engage in the business.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.

Some misunderstanding between the members of the Arkansas City Building Association and the contractors, caused the latter to withdraw their hands from the work. We are informed that the majority of employees purchased a jug of whiskey and proceeding to the river, indulged in a glorious time. This is in accordance with one of the speeches on the corner last Monday night, in which it was declared that in accordance to recent decisions, saloons can be opened anywhere. [LAST TWO LINES GARBLED.]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.

Fatal Shooting.

DIED. Last Sabbath morning, the startling news was circulated that a young lady, Miss Louisa Massey, had accidentally shot herself. The facts are as follows.

The family, who had recently come from Missouri, were packing their goods preparatory to a removal to a farm eight miles northeast of our city. Among the household articles were several guns, one of which was loaded with a heavy ball. While Miss Massey was endeavoring to withdraw the latter from its resting place, the hammer caught on some obstruction, and discharged the gun. The heavy ball entered the left side below the breast, passed through the left lung, and ranging upward came out near the shoulder blade. The young lady lingered until Wednesday morning, and expired about six o=clock. She was buried the same day. The shock was so great to the father that it is feared that he will not recover.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.

Guelph Items.

It is again getting very dry around and about Guelph although the farmers are plowing for wheat.

Since the farmers have begun threshing, they find the wheat crop is not as good as was thought.

Mr. Musgrove of Geuda Springs gave us a pleasant call Thursday on his way to South Haven.

W. K. Ryland has put quite an improvement on his dwelling by painting it up in good shape.

T. J. Plumes has his new house and gave a social dance the evening of the 18th.

C. M. Parker is repairing his house; he thinks the cost will be about six hundred dollars.

J. L. Huffington and W. K. Ryland have bought them each a new buggy and spend a good deal of time riding around.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.

[Continuation of Guelph Items.]

Still we can hear the sound of our blacksmith=s hammer. Mr. Lansdale is competent to do all smith work.

E. R. Parker=s daughter, who was bitten by a snake, is getting along finely. Think she will get all right.

Persons wanting to buy some good farms must not forget that the Ryland Bros., have them for sale. Call and see them before you buy.

Carson & Huffington are still on hand. They can sell as many goods in one day as the next one.

T. J. Plumer is again clerking for Carson & Huffington.

C. B. Carson and W. K. Ryland are out prospecting today.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.

Notice to the Public.

Notice is given to the public that my wife, Elizabeth Hight, has deserted my bed and board, and refuses to return, and I hereby warn all persons against giving her credit in any way, as I will not be responsible for the payment of any of her debts.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.

AD. What some of our citizens say about the THOMPSON MOWER, Sold by Benedict & Owen, Arkansas City, Kansas.

John Annis, of Arkansas City, Kansas.

Cut 12 acres a day with a span of little ponies weighing 800 pounds each, in grass that would go two tons per acre. Never raised a sweat. Cuts lariet pins or grass with equal facility.

A. Spray. Have cut 400 acres. Cuts buffalo grass, swamp grass, weeds, sowed corn, the latter so large that it fell on my head as I passed along. The best machine made. [Mr. Spray is now with G. W. Cunningham, of this city.]

John W. Brown. Have cut 300 acres. Never run a machine so easily and with so little expense.

J. Monroe Felton. Have cut 200 acres without one cent expense. Cuts where other fail.

All from Agricultural West.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.

AD. THE EMPIRE LAUNDRY Is now open and ready to do First-Class Work. Bath Tubs in connection. Charges Reasonable. WORK PROMPTLY DONE. Your Patronage Solicited.



Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.



A refreshing rain fell yesterday.

Contractors should read the specials.

Dr. J. H. Griffith was quite ill last Sabbath.

Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Aaron Harnley has commenced the erection of a new building by the side of his bathrooms.

W. W. Eldridge has erected a general repair shop on the rear of the premises of his father, I. Eldridge.

Over the bridges leading to our city are some fine signs painted by that excellent workman, Ed. Ferguson.

Alexander Wilson has built a handy store front to his home and now has one of the neatest residences in the city.

The new post office building has been commenced. It is to be the full size of the lot, 25 x 132 feet, and two stories high.

There will be no service at the U. P. Church next Sabbath, nor until the return of Rev. Campbell, notice of which will be given.

The wonder of the week has been Dr. Louis Turner. A. E. Kirkpatrick thinks the only wonder about the Doctor is that people will listen to him so long.

T. A. Gaskill has been killing a great number of cattle, sheep, and hogs during the past week. He slaughters none but the best stock, and his new refrigerator keeps the meat free from taint.

Ed. Ferguson has a hawk which he has named AJim Blaine,@ but from recent developments as a constitutional kicker, Ed thinks the bird is a Democrat and that the name must be changed to Grover Cleveland.

E. B. Parker, of East Creswell, has been appointed by the county commissioners to take the office of township trustee, made vacant by the resignation of M. N. Sinnott. It is an excellent appointment and one that will give universal satisfaction.

L. M. Eldridge and wife started Tuesday for Siloam Springs, Arkansas. A dispatch announcing the death of Mrs. Eldridge=s father, and desiring the presence of herself and husband, was received some days ago, but the illness of the lady delayed their departure until the above date.

DIED. Died in this city Thursday evening, the little 3 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McIntyre. The little sufferer had been afflicted with spinal disease since its birth, and its frail body finally succumbed to the dreadful disease. The parents have the sympathy of their friends.

David Hollenback is shipping some fine ice from Winfield.

A. E. Kirkpatrick has recently added to his house one of the finest porches in the city.

W. D. Johnson has opened a lunch stand and confectionery one door north of Braden=s mammoth livery.

Go to the musical entertainment tonight at the Presbyterian Church, given by Prof. J. Warren Duncan.

J. L. Howard brought from the corn field of John Isom, Monday, a stock of corn measuring 12 feet and 7 inches, which he reports is but little above the average of the whole field.

Messrs. Ziethen and Peecher have opened a new barber shop one door south of T. R. Houghton=s harness shop. The invite the public to call and give them a trial.




Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Mr. Geo. W. Spruill sold his farm in Bolton Township, through the real estate agency of Kellogg, Matlack, and Howard, to Geo. W. Morton this week, taking in exchange Mr. Morton=s residence in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

A. A. Newman is erecting a new wooden business house on the lot north of the Mammouth Livery. The dimensions are 20 x 60 feet and one story. It has already been leased to Steinburger & Co., of Taylorville, Indiana, who will place within it a stock of hardware.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Prof. J. Warren Duncan is in the city with the object in view of forming classes in music. He is a pupil of H. S. Perkins, and comes well recommended. He and his daughter will give a free musical entertainment at the Presbyterian Church to which he invites all interested in musical culture.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

G. W. Childers sold his property adjoining the City Drug Store, to a Mr. Bell of Eureka, Kansas, for $3,000 and his stock of confectioneries to W. D. Johnson. He has purchased the property of Mr. Reynolds for $4,850, and about the first of September will open a confectionery, oyster parlor, and will buy and ship game.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

J. B. Gueyer, the stalwart clerk of A. E. Kirkpatrick=s, met with a serious mishap a few days ago. While leading a cow to water, the rope became wound around the first joint of the middle finger of his left hand. The animal grew unmanageable, and pulling with great force, wrenched off the end of the finger.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

BIRTH. Another man made happy. This time it is Charley Holloway. The new arrival is an 8-1/2 pound boy. The worst of it is he halloos for Cleveland and Hendricks. It sometimes seems queer that the children will inherit the qualities of the fathers. We wish the little fellow the best success, anyway, and trust he may yet see the error of his ways.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Advertisements in the windows of our merchants give notice that a grand barbecue will be given by the friends and members of the

A. M. E. Society, for the purpose of raising funds for a church for that denomination. The barbecue will be held during the day and evening of August 1. This is an enterprise worthy of the support of our citizens.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

BIRTH. Our popular young druggist, W. D. Mowry, was Wednesday so extremely affable, courteous, smiling, and polite that we were compelled to inquire as to the cause of his felicity. When we ascertained, we did not wonder at his hilarity. It is a stalwart baby boy, solid for Blaine and Logan. The happy father has every reason to be proud of such a patriotic son.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Kroenert & Austin must cease to advertise as much or they will be worn to shadows in waiting upon their customers, and crowded to diminutive proportions for want of space upon which to build. Their business has so increased that they have been compelled to build another addition thirty feet long and the width of their store room. They fully understand the value of printer=s ink.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Another terrible accident almost occurred at the Canal Mills, yesterday. W. M. Henderson=s clothing was caught in the machinery of the mill. By strenuous efforts he succeeded in keeping free. The clothes torn from his body contained a fine gold watch, which was ground to powder. His escape was a fortunate one.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

We understand that there are or soon will be open saloons in our town. This follows the suggestion of last Monday night. If such a thing be done, let the violator feel the full effect of the law. The recent decisions in the liquor cases do not affect the statute, but the method of procedure. As soon as the facts can be ascertained, let the challenge be accepted and a test made.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

At a meeting of the Blaine and Logan club, Monday evening, Perley Davis was elected captain, and John J. Clark lieutenant. It was ordered by the club that the necessary musical instruments be sent for, in order that a band may be formed for the club. The next meeting will be held one week from Monday evening, at THE REPUBLICAN office, at eight o=clock, at which time all members are requested to be present. [JOHN J. CLARK, LOCAL EDITOR OF REPUBLICAN.]


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

If George Haysel, the proprietor of the famous AArcade@ restaurant, is not careful, his recklessness will cause his physical and financial ruin. Several distinguished persons repaired to his popular resort last Sunday night, and insinuated in a jocose and pleasant manner that they expected to conduct the business in a way suitable to themselves. From some unknown reason, the owner objected, and informed the parties that their absence would be desirable. This polite request being rejected, George was so reckless as to use his attenuated fist for a maul, and some of the parties= heads for a place upon which to practice. The effect was magical. The entire crowd rushed for the door carrying chairs and everything else before them. Fortunately, no chairs were injured, but such recklessness will surely result in disaster. The parties left without presenting Mr. Haysel with their cards, and he now mourns the loss of their names and professions.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Our New Advertisers.

The public will do well to scrutinize our advertising columns each week, as new firms and old ones are constantly seeking admission. L. C. Norton first enters the list with a wind-mill of the latest improvements, and desires parties wanting either wind-mills or pumps to give him a call. Mr. Norton is so well known that a recommendation from others would be useless.

J. A. Kreamer has opened a new and much needed business. He has followed the business named in his card and is prepared to do satisfactory work. Bring out your old goods and have them made better than new.

Mrs. D. W. Stevens has consented to engage in the work of photography. She has an elegant suite of rooms and is well prepared to do first-class work.

Homer C. Deets, the courteous proprietor of the Red Front Barber Shop, has had his place of business completely refitted and repainted, and has also built a fine bath-room at the rear of his shop. He is prepared to give hot or cold baths as the public may desire. Give him a call.



All persons wishing a wind-mill, and pump for forcing water from wells or springs to convenient points for stock or house use, will do well to call on address L. C. Norton, residing in the north part of town, who is prepared to erect the old reliable STOVER WIND-MILL, One of the Strongest, Safest, and Most Reliable Mills in the Market. Also the best line of Pumps for hand and Wind-mill use in the country. I am prepared to furnish: Tanks of any size, pipe, Float, Valve, Trough, etc., at lowest prices. L. C. NORTON, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


All kinds of Contracts and Agreements, and Deeds drawn and acknowledged. OFFICE WITH I. H. BONSALL.

MRS. D. W. STEVENS, Photograph Gallery.

Rooms new, and nearly filled up. All the latest improvemnents in the art. First-Class Work Guaranteed. First door south of Houghton=s Harness Shop, Upstairs. ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


PHOTOGRAPHS. Go to Stevens= for Photographs.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

AD. Prof. J. Warren Duncan.

Teacher of vocal music, piano-forte, organ, and harmony.

Piano-forte and organ, per term: $20.00

Harmony, per term: $15.00

Voice, per term: $15.00


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Fatal Accident.

DIED. Thursday afternoon, George Bristow, and his nephew,

_____ Crank, persons residing about one mile from Geuda, determined to clean out an old well, about 40 feet in depth. Mr. Crank was first lowered, but complaining of suffocation, was hoisted from the well by Mr. Bristow, who then requested that he be let down. When he reached the bottom, the same sensation was experienced by him, and at his request his nephew attempted to draw him from the well, but was unable to do so. Mr. Bristow then attempted to ascend the rope, hand over hand, but his strength failing him when he had nearly reached the top, he fell backward. His nephew then descended on the curbing in order to rescue his uncle, but was overcome by the fatal gas. A young man who chanced to arrive at this time, hurried to Geuda Springs and gave the alarm. Mr. Geo. Berkey rapidly rode a horse to the place and found the men still alive, but was unable to rescue them. He started for the town for additional aid, but when the force returned, and the men taken out, life was extinct. The deceased parties were highly respected and the mourning friends and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.


Mrs. Woodson is quite ill.

Fred Patty has gone to Nebraska on a visit.

Mr. Punshon=s family returned yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. Loveland returned to the city Tuesday.

C. R. Sipes has a fine new sign painted by G. M. Keller.

R. E. Hammond is keeping books for W. L. Aldridge & Co.

G. H. McIntire and M. N. Sinnott were in the city Wednesday evening.

A. P. Johnson, a prominent attorney at Winfield, was in the city Wednesday.

T. R. Houghton started Tuesday for Maine, to visit friends and realtives.

W. P. Hackney and Col. Hallowell were in town Tuesday on legal business.

I. R. Deming has been quite ill part of this week with something akin to fever.

W. D. Bishop returned to his territory home, at Pawnee Agency, last Monday.

Mr. David Grant left yesterday for Millbrook, Connecticut, where he will reside in the future.

J. H. Hilliard left Monday for Kansas City, whither he goest to purchase stock for his livery stable.

Messrs. S. E. Northey and Ed Kingsbury, with lady friends, spent Sunday picnicing at Geuda Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Loveland spent a portion of this week in the country, visiting the family of C. V. Snyder.

M. N. Sinnott left Monday for Winfield, where he will enter immediately upon his work as deputy county clerk.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Prof. T. B. Davis, of Emporia, who is now conducting the Noraml at Winfield, visited us a portion of last Friday and Saturday.

Misses Lizzie Wilson and Campbell, and Messrs. Horace G. Vaughn, Mahlon Arnett, and Alvin Sankey, of the Normal, spent Saturday and Sunday with their parents.

H. R. Nickerson, general manager of the A. T. & S. F. F. R., was in the city Tuesday. We understand the management of the road contemplate a switch at Constant.

Prof. B. T. Davis and his brother, Artuhur, who is now employed by the government and who is now on his way to Arizona, passed a portion of Wednesday in our city.

Charley Hutchins= face has lost that woe-begone expression which it has worn for weeks past. Mrs. Hutchins has concluded to favor him with her presence again and returned to the city last Saturday.

I. W. Park, of Topeka, editor and proprietor of the City and Farm Record, was in the city several days this week in the interest of his paper. He is a pleasant gentleman and received a liberal support from our real estate agents.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

AD. THE ADIAMOND FRONT!@ Successors to Nobody. SECOND TO NONE. ETERNAL WAR ON High Prices. THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE GROCERY HOUSE IN THE CITY. WE BUY Butter, Eggs, Hides, Furs, Game and Produce. We Sell Everything in the Staple and Fancy Grocery Line. DON=T FORGET THE PLACE, THE DIAMOND FRONT, KROENERT & AUSTIN, Agents Southwestern Stage Co.


Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

STRAYED. From my premises, a black and white sow pig about ten weeks old. The finder will be liberally rewarded by returning to



Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

Notice. Notice is hereby given that bids will be received until August 9, 1884, through the post office at Arkansas City, for the erection of one hundred and sixteen rods of a six-barb wire fence, said fence to be of the best Hawkeye Steel wire; the fence to be built of good cedar posts seven feet long and eight feet apart; corners to be braced with the same material. Also, two sliding gates to be of four boards and six-inch pipe. A. T. COOPER, Clerk of District 69.

AD. Ladies. We have the best Washing Machines in the world. We guarantee them to do the work or no sale. Call early at Miller=s hardware store.