[From Saturday, October 4, 1884, through November 22, 1884.]





Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 4, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.



All the Leading Styles for Fall and Winter in Fancy & Plain Imported, & Domestic Suitings & Trouserings.

Refer to the Leading Dressers of the City.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

Murder at Ft. Reno.

About nine o=clock on Saturday morning the peace and quiet of this community was broken by a murder at the Post. Mrs. Steve Elliott was shot down in cold blood by a drunken soldier by the name of Smith, belonging to Co. D, 20th infantry. The reports of the cause of the bloody deed are various; while some say the lady refused to loan him money, others think that he murdered her out of pure malice, contending that she had previously cast insinuations regarding his intimacy with other women. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.


Wanted. Position as drug clerk by a person of experience. Address for 30 days, THOS. SPENCER, REPUBLICAN office.

The Ascum floated@ Monday.

Butter very scarce at 30 cents.

Samuel Bone is putting up a cottage this week.

J. R. Nelson and H. [?] Davis are erecting a good residence.

Howard Bros., have some unique Agiant mouse traps.@

In Leonard=s addition S. B. Scott is having built a cottage home.

ATreachery, it was treachery that defeated Pyburn.@ Ed. Gage.

Frank Gilkey, near Maple City, is putting up a nice residence this week.

Last Wednesday evening at the skating rink W. W. Brown caught the pig.

Complaint is being made of an offensive pig sty on the street to the depot.

The Independents are now laughing in their sleeves over the defeat of Judge Pyburn.

J. P. McMaine has bought a farm six miles east of Arkansas City and will move there in the fall.

The millers held a convention at Winfield last Monday. Our millers attended. The proceedings were secret.

Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

Fourteen carloads of freight were unloaded at the Santa Fe depot one day this week, not including the Indian freight.

A letter from Canton Bridge Company to Geo. Whitney states that the piers and irons started from Canton on the 25th of last month.

Young lovers residing on North Summit and 5th Street should either Apull down the blind,@ or Aturn off the gas,@ on Sunday night.

The U. B. Church at Constant will be dedicated Sunday, October 12th. Dedicatory sermon will be delivered by the president of Lane University.

Parties living in Bolton Township coming to Arkansas City the first of the week had to go around by the way of the west bridge, on account of the south bridge being repaired.

A storm occurred in the north part of the county last Saturday. The wind blew so fiercely that the stage running between Douglass and Winfield had to run into a hedge fence to keep from being upset.

The report which has become prevalent over Arkansas City that the City Millinery had been closed several weeks ago by Sheriff McIntire is untrue and unfounded. The REPUBLICAN man, sought Mrs. Huyck=s attorney, C. M. Swarts, who attended the case, and found there was no truth in the report. We hope parties hearing any such reports will discredit it.

John Landes, representing the flouring mill of Landes, Beall & Co., of Arkansas City, has been traveling for the last three weeks trhough the states of Arkansas and Texas. He met with splendid success in his travels. At Fort Worth, Texas, he sold 11 carloads of flour. Preparations are now being made to ship this large order next week. Mr. Landes arrived here last Thursday morning. Mr. Beall left Wednesday to make a tour over the state of [OBSCURED] in the interest of the mill.

John Annis is erecting a $3,000- residence on his farm.

The St. Louis Restaurant has hung out a new oyster sign.

Geo. W. Spruill is placing a cottage on his lots in the north part of town.

R. E. Fitzpatrick is building again. This time it is a $1,000 residence in the northeast part of town.

Pitts Ellis sold his property on North 6th Street to J. F. Henderson Monday and gave possession Tuesday to Mr. Henderson and family.

BIRTH. A very young boy took up his abode at the residence of John Martin, and wife, Monday morning. Mother and babe doing well.

Russell Cowles runs a threshing machine. Already this season he has threshed 20,000 bushels of wheat, and has about the same amount engaged to thresh.

Chas. Franks exhibited on roller skates at the rink Saturday evening to a large audience. Mr. Franks is an excellent skater, and won much praise from visitors.

Tuesday morning Ridenour & Thompson received a handsome ten foot show case. It is 18 inches high, and with the handsome line of jewelry to be displaed within, it is indeed a Athing of beauty,@ and we hope will be a joy forever.

Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

Last Thursday evening a select ball was given in Highland Hall by the ladies of Arkansas City. It was tendered to Mrs. E. Wineder, who is visiting at Mrs. C. R. Sipes, and was an enjoyalbe Ahop.@ About forty couples were present.

John Wahlenmaier, east of the Walnut, is building on his farm a substantial residence costing about $1,000.

The report was started that Mr. Burnett had gone to get his sweetheart and he says not this time, but the next he will not answer for.

Several days ago J. H. Punshon was bitten on the hand by a centipede while moving some old timber. He captured the insect and had it placed in alcohol. Mr. Punshon carries his hand bandaged, and the wound has been the source of much annoyance.

The Presbyterian social at the residence of Mrs. William Benedict last Wednesday evening was a social gathering in reality as well as in name. Mrs. Benedict is an excellent hostess, as all will say if fortune favors them with an opportunity of partaking of her hospitality.

The Christian Church is almost completed. Its dedication was to be tomorrow, but owing to the plastering being incompleted, it will not occur until the first Sunday in November. The neat Alittle white church around the corner@ is quite an ornament to Arkansas City. Services as usual will be held in the schoolhouse.

J. H. Sherburne, while driving across the south Arkansas bridge Sunday evening had his horse fall through a hole in the bridge floor. The horse went through up to his hips, and it was with great difficulty that the animal was removed from his perilous position. Some of the flooring had to be removed in the operation.

A movement is on foot to have monthly excursions run from the east to Arkansas City. Another 200 excursionists would make our liverymen and hotel men think of retiring from active business life. The above idea, to us, appears to be a good one for the growth of Arkansas City, provided the Courier does not run them all into Winfield.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

The members of the Oklahoma colony have been notified by the secretary to meet on the territory line, October 11, preparatory to once more invading the coveted country. Payne and his companions, who were arrested at Rock Falls a short time ago, were taken to Ft. Smith and held until the U. S. Court, which was in session at Wichita at the time of their arrest, had adjourned, and then turned loose. Payne and his followers have been arrested quite frequently for this same offense, and, as everyone knows, each time they have been set free. It is a criminal offense to enter the sacred territory, and yet Payne has openly defied the government and broken the laws of the land. Why has not the government visited the penalty upon these notorious boomers, we can=t say. It can=t be that Uncle Sam is afraid of Payne. The REPUBLICAN thinks it is high time to settle this vexed question and if Payne has broken the law, let him suffer therefore. If not, then open this land for settlement. This will be the third time the boomers have moved on the land in the last few months. Let us have their dispute settled immediately and not keep in waiting thousands of colonists who desire to make their home in the new country. The people have a right to ask this much at the hands of Uncle Sam.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.


J. F. Dodge has gone to Massachusetts.

Capt. Rarick says he is an Oklahoma boomer.

A. Hable opened up his clothing store Tuesday morning.

Geo. Hasie is down on his cattle ranch this week.

D. Berkey, of Winfield, was in the city Tuesday.

Mrs. L. H. Braden has been quite sick the past week.

Jan. Clark has been working for the Santa Fe road this week.

G. W. Miller, our hardware merchant, is enrolled on the sick list.

Maj. Sleeth was under John A. Logan for three months during the Rebellion.

C. R. Sipes and T. Jerome were in the territory the first of the week looking up cattle ranges.

H. Lockwood and son, both employees in Brown & Pell=s shoe shop, are very sick this week.

R. Dawson and wife, who came here from Boston, Massachusetts, have taken rooms at G. W. Childers.

S. K. Sawyer, the contractor for the Harmon=s Ford bridge, arrived in Arkanss City Thursday.

Mrs. C. Patterson, of Winfield, is visiting at the residence of our merchant tailor, Mr. Heitkam.

Rev. Fleming, and Elder Marshall attended the Presbyterian Synod of Kansas at Parsons this week.

Miss Maggie Sample took a vacation this week from S. Matlack=s store, and visited at her father=s residence.

Miss Lizzie Holbrook, one of our schoolteachers, reported from Quincy, Illinois, in the REPUBLICAN, is from Chester instead.

The first of the week Chas. Burnett, the proprietor of the St. Louis Restaurant, went to Topeka. He returned yesterday.

Miss Cora Thompson, daughter of Capt. Thompson, left for Manhattan the first of the week, where she will attend school.

A postal from Geo. Wright says forward the REPUBLICAN to Kansas City Medical College, corner of 7th and Washington streets.

H. G. Chipchase was over from Wellington Monday and added another phone to our rapidly increasing list at the residence of Dr. Griffith.

Rev. Campbell went to North Cedar last Monday to attend the U. P. Synod of Kansas. Rev. Campbell will be here to preach tomorrow.

W. McLaughlin and family, who went to Commanche County some three weeks ago, arrived there safe. Their address will be Coldwater.

Henry Huyck, of Saginaw, Michigan, arrived in Arkansas City yesterday. Mr. Huyck is the son of the proprietress of the City Millinery and will make the Gate City his future home.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

L. P. King and Jerry Tucker were in town Saturday repairing political fences. Even if Jerry did not receive the nomination for representative, he is putting in some good licks for the nominee.

Col. A. J. Alexander, father of A. V. Alexander, arrived in Arkansas City Tuesday. The Colonel is making his home in Topeka at present, but has been rambling over the state for several weeks prospecting.

David Sidener and wife, parents of Mrs. Will Aldridge, came down from Topeka last Saturday and visited at Mr. Aldridge=s residence over Sunday. Mr. Sidener is extensively engaged in the lumber business at the Capital.

Frank Brown and new wife, whom the REPUBLICAN tried to have made one three days before the time set, passed through Arkansas City Thursday on their way to the territory. They headed a jolly picnic party, who were going there on a pleasure excursion.

S. V. Goeden and Dr. Westfall for two weeks past have been making an inspection tour of some of our western counties. Monday evening they returned, and the glowing account told us by Mr. Goeden confirms many former reports of the good qualities of Commanche and Meade counties. They both pre-empted land. Mr. Goeden will return there in a few weeks and take up a tree claim.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

John Strain came down from Emporia Monday to pay a visit to his former home. When Mr. Strain first came into Cowley County, but two log huts stood on the site of Winfield. He helped to erect the first hut built in Arkansas City. Mr. Strain lived here a number of years and then moved up near Emporia, where he now resides. His many former friends will be glad to learn of his presence in Arkansas City. He became a subscriber of THE REPUBLICAN almost as soon as he arrived in the city.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

Rev. Morehead, formerly the M. E. Minister in this city, but who is now stationed at Pueblo, Colorado, was in the city the first of the week calling on old friends.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

Mrs. J. W. Ruby has been very sick, but is improving under Dr. Chapel=s treatment.

J. P. Musselman and family have commenced housekeeping on their farm in Silverdale Township.

Rev. Phillips, of Silverdale Township, was in Arkansas City Thursday after a load of lumber. Mr. Phillips is having a residence erected on his land.

Mrs. May Huyck, of the City Millinery, goes to St. Louis next week to lay in her fall and winter stock of millinery goods. Mrs. Huyck will purchase a complete stock of all the latest designs in millinery.



Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

Mrs. Maj. Sleeth and little son, who have been visiting in Ohio, returned home last Saturday. Master Sleeth saw John A. Logan and pronounced him a much handsomer man than his photo, which we see so often.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

A. H. Clark, of Chautauqua County, formerly of this county, called on us Tuesday; he says they are making every preparation possible to make their fair a success, which commences at Chautauqua Springs the 14th.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

D. G. Carder, living on the Arkansas bottom, added a large apple of the Domini species to Kellogg, Matlack & Howard=s display of fruit. It is 13 inches in circumference and weighs 14 ounces.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

W. F. Tweedy is a nephew of Geo. W. Spruill. Mr. Spruill was back in Illinois several weeks ago. He advised Mr. Tweedy to come west. He accepted the advice, sold his little farm, and came out to Cowley County. He is now living east of the Walnut, happy and contented.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

B. S. White, the head clerk of the Diamond Front, went to Wichita Thursday on a few days visit. Look, here, Benjamin, this thing of going to Wichita every few days to see your Asister,@ is about played out. It looks suspicious and we would not be much surprised if Mr. White did not return alone this trip.




Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.




A $12 Suit Selling for ................ $ 4.75

A $15 Suit Selling for ................ 6.75

An $18 Suit Selling for ............... 8.50

A $25 Suit Selling for ................ 12.75

A $10 Overcoat Selling for ............ 4.50

A $12 Overcoat Selling for ............ 6.25

A $15 Overcoat Selling for ............ 7.50


It is not so easy to convey to you on paper an accurate idea of what we are doing. Public invitation extended for you to call and convince yourselves. A GRAND OPPORTUNITY. SIGN OF THE RED FLAG.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.


LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, September 26. This has been a proud day for Leavenworth. The news of the decision of the board of managers of the Soldiers= Home to locate the western branch Home in this city, was received here about a quarter past two, and immediately every bell in the city began to ring and the whistles of the mills, foundries, factories, machine and work shops began to blow. This was kept up about an hour, and in the meantime a brass band and about 900 citizens began to parade the streets. Also within a few minutes after the news was received, bunting and flags were thrown out and in half an hour every business house in the central part of the city was covered with flags, streamers, etc., and tonight Chinese lanterns were added to these and the city is one mass of decorations, which show up grandly with the illuminations. Tonight every campaign club in the city, regardless of politics, reinfored by the militia and civic societies and troops from the fort, with a band, are parading the streets, visiting the residences of Gov. Geo. T. Anthony, Senator Caldwell, Mayor Neely, and Gen. Blair, the newspaper offices and the residences of prominent citizens. A large meeting was held at Laing=s hall addressed by different citizens. Leavenworth feels that she fully merits the distinction the board of managers of the Soldiers= Home has given her, and in extending thanks to the same she feels confident that she is safe in promising to give full value in return. The location chosen is one of the most beautiful imaginable, with a commanding view and superior advantages as to water, fuel, drainage, etc. The city itself is one of the most solid in the west, and will always be a pleasant home for the disabled veterans. The location chosen will be turned over to the government so that no delay will occur in the erection of the building, and Leavenworth will render every assistance possible so as to receive the country=s defenders as soon as possible.




Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

Leavenworth Gets the Home.

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 26. The board of managers of the National Home for disabled volunteer soldiers, with several attaches and ladies accompanying them, arrived here this morning after a trip through Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas in search of a site for the new branch home. Examinations were made at Burlington, DesMoines, and Atlantic, Iowa; Platsmouth, Lincoln, and Beatrice Nebraska; and Atchison and Leavenworth, Kansas. The board held a meeting at the Southern hotel at noon, and after discussing the matter fully, finally decided upon Leavenworth as the location. That city donates 640 acres of land as a site and gives $50,000 to aid in the erection of the building. The home will be built on a full section of land three miles below Leavenworth, having a front of one mile on the Missouri River. The building will be designed to accommodate 1,000 men.


The board managers adjourned to meet again at Washington in December next.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

Bolton Township Items.

The readers of the REPUBLICAN may expect a few items from Bolton occasionally.

The improvements made by the farmers show that they are of that class, that have some go-a-head-it-ive-ness about them; nothing speaks better than good buildings and good fences on a farm. I am convinced that Bolton compares well with any township in the county, both in fertility of the soil and good improvements.

Farmers are putting in a large acreage of wheat, in spite of the ruinous prices at which wheat is selling in the market. The wheat statistics of the world are not favorable for export, hence the low price of wheat.

Corn will be an average crop; and farmers as a rule will feed more stock the coming fall and winter than they have usually done.

The new frame schoolhouse in Dist. [? COULD NOT READ IT...LOOKED LIKE EITHER 29 OR 69 OR 89 ?] is nearly completed; it will be one of the best schoolhouses in the township.

The new district made of territory from 89 and 80 have voted bonds to the amount of $800, and have voted to have a stone building instead of a frame; we think they have acted wisely in that direction. Bad boys will not cut all sorts of figures on the outside of a building made of that kind of material.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

The postponement of our public schools one week became a necessity because there was an insufficient number of rooms to accommodate the pupils. Arrangements have been made for using the opera house during the first month; also a room has been fitted up on Summit Street north of Central Avenue Hotel. These extra rooms will suffice for the present month when the new building will be ready for occupancy. The efforts of the Board to meet the large increase of pupils will certainly be sustained by every citizen. Both pupils and teachers who occupy these temporary buildings will labor under disadvantages for which there seems to be no remedy. Patience for a little while will be necessary under the existing emergencies. When the new building is ready to be occupied, all pupils from the 1st to the 7th grades inclusive living West of Summit Street will continue in the old building; those of the 8th grade and the advanced work will be taken into the High School. These grades referred to will be better understood by parents when they receive the course of study now in preparation. We shall be pleased to have them give the Catalogue a careful and thoughtful reading, and encourage their children to devote their energies to complete the work laid out. In presenting this outline of work, we do not claim that it is the only plan that could be made or that it is perfect; but that it is, to say the least, such a course of study as should be mastered by young ladies and young gentlemen by the time they have attained to the age of seventeen. We hope the plan of work will meet your approbation and that we may meet with your encouragement in conveying it into execution.


J. C. WEIR, Superintendent.


Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.

The following are the bids for the janitorship of the school buildings received by the school board: Kincaid, $45; Kallenberger, $35; Hawthorn, $29; and Pitts Ellis, $54. As announced in last week=s REPUBLICAN, Mr. Kallenberger received the appointment, as he was deemed by the board as being the one most suitable for the work.




Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 11, 1884.




V. M. Ayers has the frame up for his new residence.

Correspondence from six townships this week. THE REPUBLICAN is the only paper that represents the southern half of Cowley County.

The gravel works have resumed operation. Two trains came down this week of empty flat cars number 50 and 37 respectively.

Ed Ferguson was raised in the same town as John A. Logan and many a time has he sat on the old warrior=s knee. Ed is Blaine and Logan every inch.

Next Tuesday evening there will be a social hop at the skating rink. A cordial invitation is extended to all to come and trip the light fantastic. Ed. Pentecost is the manager.

Edwin Clifford=s Dramatic troup will be here three nights commencing on the 23rd. The troup was here last winter, and was one of the best that visited Arkansas City during the season.

D. Brunswick changes his big ad this week. He will open up Oct. 18th. Look out for the grand operning. It will take a mammoth stock to fill his large business room in the Commercial block. [NO WONDER I COULD FINALLY READ PAGE 1.]

For Sale. B. W. Matlack will sell you lots on six months or one year=s time in different parts of the city. He has a large list and you can secure bargains by calling on him under the Cowley County Bank.

A. E. Kirkpatrick last Saturday evening, lost or gave out by mistake in making change a $50 bill. Anyone knowing anything concerning the same will be liberally rewarded by returning the money to Mr. Kirkpatrick.




Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last report. John W. Callahan, Dora Kimbrough; Osceola Davis, Ella Cowan; Jno. P. Albertson, Sophronia Burfield; Allen Hart, Anna Bailey; Jasper Chandler, Emma J. Lee; Oscar C. Henderson, Shermie Salmon; Jno. H. Gardner, Phoebe Gordon.

[Note: Gather Osceola is a man=s name!]


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Capt. J. B. Nipp filed his bond of a hundred thousand dollars Tuesday, and it was accepted by the board of commissioners. He will take possession of the treasurer=s office next Tuesday. The bond is signed by sixty-seven of the leading capitalists, bankers, stockmen, and farmers of the county and represents over half of a million of dollars. It is one of the strongest bonds ever filed in the county.

Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

The adjourned convention of the Democrats convened in Winfield Saturday last, and made the following nominations: John R. Smith for state senator; Joe O=Hare, county attorney; L. L. Beck, probate judge; W. J. Hodges, Legislator; Ed. Bedillion, district clerk. They endorsed Prof. Limerick for county superintendent.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

The Republicans of Arkansas City hold meetings in Judge Bonsall=s office time after time and the Judge has to sweep and clean up his audience room quite often in consequence. We are glad Mr. Bonsall has a large amount of patience in stock, but he is a Republican and never tires of working for the cause of Republicanism.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

On the eighth page A. A. Newman & Co.=s advertisement will be found. This firm, at present, is somewhat cramped in its present quarters, but in a few weeks when they get into their new quarters, you will see one of the most handsome dry goods establishments in the state. See what his ad says. You may save money. [DID NOT TYPE AD.]


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Last Tuesday evening one Bill Johnson went into Chas. McWilliam=s restaurant and ate until his hunger was satisfied and refused to pay for it. In the dispute which followed, Charley pounded up Johnson=s head considerably. Thursday they were tried before Judge Kreamer and a fine of $40 and costs was imposed on Johnson, and $5 and costs on Mr. McWilliams.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Rev. J. O. Campbell acquitted himself with honor in the U. P. Synod at North Cedar last week. When resolutions were introduced endorsing St. John, Rev. Campbell arose and poured shot after shot with bomb-shell force against any such proceedings. We are informed that the Reverend made one of the most powerful speeches delivered during the session of the Synod.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Elder Brady, a Baptist minister of Burlingame, Kansas, will be here and preach in Highland Hall tomorrow morning at 11 o=clock.


Arkansas City Republican, October 14, 1884.

V. M. Ayers= mill resumes operation next week. He has put in the full roller mills, Hungarian system of graded reductions. He has taken out all of his bur stones used in making flour heretofore. This new machinery will give this mill a capacity of about 200 barrels per day.


Arkansas City Republican, October 14, 1884.

Isaac Ochs, who has been so long and favorably known in this place and in this county, and has been so long connected with our business and material interests, has concluded to go west and try his fortune in the state of Kansas. During his recent western trip, he found a place to locate that suited him and he will remove his stock of goods to Arkansas City, Kansas, this week. Mr. Enos Kuhlman, who has been a leading salesman in Mr. Och=s establishment for a long time, goes with him, and we believe will remain there. Mr. Ochs will go out this week, but will be back soon to finish up his affairs. His family will remain here until next spring. Auburn (Indiana) Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, October 14, 1884.

DIED. Last week a man by the name of Walters was shot near Bitter Creek, and instantly killed by A. C. Owens. The murder was the result of a dispute over a sheep ranch. Walters was a hired hand of McGrady and has been trying to pick a quarrel with Owens for some time. Owens has evaded him until Thursday of last week. Walters followed him to his home and drew his revolver, when Owens shot him. Owens went to Wellington the same night and gave himself up. On a preliminary examination, he was turned loose. The coroner returned a verdict of Akilled in self-defense.@ In last week=s REPUBLICAN we stated that Mr. Carson did the shooting. We were mistaken. We understand that a partner of Mr. Huffington shot Walters, and that is how we got things mixed. We gladly correct it this week. Walters was brought here Saturday, and buried in our cemetery.


Arkansas City Republican, October 14, 1884.

About 35 Indian teams of the Wichita tribe are expected here today. A Cheyenne train will be here the first of next week.


Arkansas City Republican, October 14, 1884.

Our readers will remember the sad death of little Ollie Perry, by shooting by a drunken man on the Fourth of July at Wellington. Ed. Minor, the man committing the dastardly deed, was found guilty of manslaughter in the first degree and received a sentence of but ten years of imprisonment in the penitentiary. This sentence the REPUBLICAN believes to be entirely too light, and should have been twice ten at least. [THEY GOOFED...OLLIE CANNOT BE CORRECT. IT WAS A GIRL WHO WAS KILLED...CHECK TRAVELER...MIGHT BE HER NAME WAS OLIVE.]


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

O. H. Meigs purchased the interests of Dr. H. D. Kellogg and B. W. Matlack in the real estate agency of Kellogg, Matlack & Howard Tuesday. Mr. Meigs is a former resident of Arkansas City, and is now living at Anthony. J. L. Howard still retains his interest, and the firm will now be Meigs & Howard. Mr. Meigs will remain in Anthony until he settles up his business there. His daughter, Anna, will attend to the abstract books. She is expected here today.



Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Early last Sunday morning a freight train was wrecked on the Santa Fe near the Missouri Pacific junction, and Joseph C. Scott, the fireman, was killed. The accident was, from all evidence, the deliberate attempt by robbers to wreck the passenger train which had just passed. The robbers had placed a tie diagonally across the track fastening it in a cattle guard so that one end of the piece of timber stuck above the track. By this means they hoped to throw the passenger train from the track and down the embankment, which at that place is nearly forty feet high. The train however passed over the obstruction in safety, owing to the fact that the tie did not reach high enough to touch the engine or cars. The trucks of a freight engine are lower than on a passenger, and it struck the tie, and rolled down the embankment, followed by seven cars. A reward of $5,000 [? NOT SURE OF AMOUNT] is offered by the Santa Fe company and $500 by the state for the apprehension of the evil doers.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

An Athletic Club.

The merchant=s clerks, and all who do not have much time to devote to outdoor exercise have been holding meetings for several evenings past in Ed Kingsbury=s sanctum for the purpose of perfecting an athletic organization. A stock company, consisting of S. Matlack, E. L. Kingsbury, F. B. Hutchison, A. D. Hawk, F. W. Farrar, Chas. McWilliams, J. A. Mitchell, H. P. Standley, A. V. Alexander, S. P. Gould, Frank J. Hess, D. Coburn, L. H. Northey, R. B. Norton, Joseph Finkleberg, Sep. Andrews, and W. L. Aldridge has been formed with a capital stock of $1,000 for the purpose of building a gymnasium hall. One lot has been secured near Maj. Woodin=s residence, but the company desire to obtain two lots together on which to erect the hall. A charter has been applied for with S. Matlack, E. L. Kingsbury, A. D. Hawk, F. L. Hess, S. P. Gould, and L. H. Northey as charter members. The object of the organization is to provide a place of recreation for those not getting out-door exercise and also a place of amusement. Dumb-bells, Indian clubs, and all the modern fixtures pertaining to a gymnasium of the first-class order will be placed in the hall for the use of the members of the gymnasium club. The room will be 35 x 60 feet, partly ground floor. Quite a large number have signified their willingness to join the Arkansas City Athletic Club, and in a few weeks the REPUBLICAN hopes to be able to chronicle this organization in full working order. A meeting is called Wednesday evening next at Ed Kingsbury=s room.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Our Cemetery.

Several weeks ago the REPUBLICAN made mention of the bad condition of our cemetery. Saturday morning George Russell called on the REPUBLICAN and furnished us some facts concerning our unattended burial ground. They were very unfavorable indeed. He requested us to call a meeting of the citizens of Arkansas City for next Wednesday evening in McLaughlin=s building, a few doors north of Central Avenue Hotel. Grass and weeds have taken the grounds and in digging graves you are just as likely to open a grave as you are to dig one. At this meeting a committee is to be appointed, whose duty it shall be to have the grounds fenced and laid off in lots. Officers will also be elected. Let everybody come out, for everyone is interested.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

He Did Say It.

Dick Howard is a handsome and innocent looking young journalist as one could wish to see, but Dicky has a painful and dangerous habit of telling naughty fibs. When you quoted the Secretary of the Dem. Convention as saying that King would be elected, why Dicky you knew you was telling a naughty lie. Democrat.

Oh, no, Mr. Democrat, we were right in our item. Ed. Gage was the secretary of the convention, and we would refer you to that gentleman to substantiate us. Let Mr. Gage speak and see if the Democrat is not the one guilty of telling Anaughty fibs.@


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Police Court.


City vs. F. St. Clair, for discharging firearms, $9.50.

Harry Gordon for carrying firearms, $9.50.

Richard Roe, real name unknown, for being drunk, and using vulgar language, $9.50.

Wm. Johnson, for assault and battery, $55.45.

Chas. McWilliams, for assault and battery, $9.50.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Isaac Ochs and Enos Kuhlman, of Auburn, Indiana, arrived in Arkansas City Wednesday. Mr. Ochs is the merchant who purchased Rube Houghton=s stock of clothing. Mr. Kuhlman is the head clerk. On the same day H. C. Nicholson, of Bryan, Ohio, came. He is the partner of Mr. Ochs, and the firm name is Ochs & Nicholson. They invoiced Thursday, and since have they been engaged in the arrangement of their stock; preparatory to their grand opening the first of the week. Messrs. Ochs & Nicholson purchased additional stock to this one here before coming to our city, and their storeroom in Highland Hall block will be filled to repletion. We have formed the acquaintance of the above parties and found them to be gentlemen with whom it is a pleasure to converse as well as to trade.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Some miscreants last Monday cut the barb wire fence around the Chilocco schoolhouse. The fence was entirely destroyed on the east side. We understand all in the power of the government officials will be done to ferret out the parties doing the deed. They will be taught a lesson, and Uncle Sam will show them that he will not be imposed upon with impunity.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

H. J. Minthorn has been appointed to succeed Prof. Hadley as superintendent of the Chilocco schools. Prof. Minthorn is the superintendent of the Forrest Grove Indian school in Oregon, and is an old Indian instructor. He is a brother-in-law of L. J. Miles, the agent of the Osages. Prof. Minthorn will not enter upon his duties probably before the first of the new year.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Support of Indians.

The following are the estimates for appropriations required for the support of Indians for the next fiscal year.

Current expenses and salaries, etc., $768,500; present appropriation $218,300;

fulfilling treaties with and supporting Indian tribes $894,355; present appropriation $2,574,419;

general incidental expenses of the Indian service $184,800; present appropriation $96,170;

miscellaneous supports for the benefit of Indians not provided for by treaty $1,432,500; present appropriation $1,201,500; miscellaneous $693,200; present appropriation $989,600;

total estimated expenditure $7,238,049; present appropriation $5,738,79.


The report of Inspector Haworth, in charge of Indian schools, shows the average attendance of pupils the last fiscal year 3,919 at boarding and 1,759 at day schools; total attendance 5,678, or about 32 percent larger than the preceding year, excluding missionary schools and pupils placed in State educational institutions. The report shows there are 10,000 Indian children old enough to attend school.

At Chilocco, Indian Territory school, 7,000 acres of land have been reserved for the benefit of pupils, so they may find homes immediately upon finishing their education. Two new schools are provided for in the estimates--one at Devil=s Lake, Dakota, and one at Wichita, Indian Territory, and with the expected development and enlargement of schools now in operation, it is believed all applicants can be accommodated. The Superintendent recommends that Indian pupils who may hereafter complete school terms when of proper age, be admitted to United States citizenship, and the same privilege be extended those Indians who have left their tribes and become possessed of property. In connection it is shown that a number of Indians who thus quitted their tribes and became taxpayers rose from 25,731 in 1870 to 66,407 in 1880, an increase of 40,676 during ten years.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

The cattle rings are widely diffused throughout Kansas and the Indian Territory. Gov. Glick is president of the Union Cattle Company, now having cattle on the Oklahoma lands. Thomas P. Fenlon, Democratic candidate for congress in the first district, is also connected with a cattle company in the territory. Sumner County Press.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

In each township of Cowley County petitions are in circulation asking that the county commissioners submit a proposition to the lawful voters of our county for the purchase of the bridges in the county. The two bridges across the Arkansas River should at least be owned by the county above all others. The Arkansas is a government stream and does anyone else know of bridges being owned by the township, when they span a government stream. All bridges within a county should be owned and sustained by the county, for are they not a benefit to the people at large as well as they are a great benefit to the community in which they are located.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.


Ingalls at Winfield Monday.

Grand Rally at Winfield Monday.

Our first frost came Wednesday morning.

Grand Rally at Winfield for southern Kansas Monday.

J. H. Hilliard has put in new scales at his livery barn.

School commenced Monday with an enrollment of 440 the first day.

Flour is now $2.50 per hundred. A decline of 10 cents in the last few days.

Isaac Eldridge, on the rear of his lots, is building a neat cottage residence.

The sudden change in the weather Wednesday created quite a demand for overcoats.

Someone tried to burglarize Mrs. D. D. Bishop=s residence one night last week. They secured no booty.

H. C. Law discovered a bee tree in the territory last week. Who said bees wouldn=t thrive in this region?

John J. Ingalls, Congressman Perkins, and John A. Martin will be in attendance at the grand rally at Winfield Monday.

Col. Ferguson, proprietor of the stage line, is having a commodious office and eathing house erected at Pawnee Agency.




Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Rev. S. B. Fleming is now the pastor of longest standing in a Presbytery composed of forty-six ministers and sixty-six churches.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Meigs & Howard have started out well in the real estate business. They have affected several sales of lots, houses, and other property already.

Al. Heitkam has disposed of all his ready-made clothing and will give his entire attention to the merchant tailoring and gents= furnishing business.

MARRIED. Thursday evening Horace McConn and Miss Minnie Baugh were married at the residence of the Bride=s parents. Rev. N. S. Buckner officiated.

D. H. Moffat, while at work on a scaffold at his father=s new residence, fell off last Saturday, a distance of 12 feet. He was considerably bruised and his lip badly cut.

Several of our citizens went up to Winfield Monday to attend court and were disappointed. Almost 50 witnesses have been subpoenaed in the Shindel case from here. [THEY HAD SHINDELL...??]

S. Matlack had Ed. Ferguson place at each one of the canal bridges a nobby sign advertising his stock.

The Chicago Comedy Company will be here on the 15th, 16th, and 17th. There were here once last winter and drew good houses.

The Arkansas City Chorral Society will meet next Wednesday evening at the Presbyterian Church. Let all the members of the society attend.

The torches for the Blaine and Logan club came Thursday, and on that evening our Aplumed knights@ held a drill. The suits will be here this evening.

District court will convene on the 20th of this month. Last Monday was the day set, but it was postponed until the above date on account of the sickness of Judge Torrance.

S. E. Maxwell sent 14 varieties of fruit to the Worlds Exposition at New Orleans. The agent was at Winfield during Cowley=s fair and Mr. Maxwell=s fruit was his first selection.

Several of the stockholders of the Woolen mills met in the Cowley County Bank Tuesday evening and talked over the project. They adjourned to meet this evening in the same place.

Billy Gray [THEY HAD GREY] arrested two negroes last week on the charge of horse stealing. It is alleged they stole a pony at Ponca Agency and two over by Caldwell. They were taken to Winfield and placed in jail.

Bill Williams, while left in the custody of ex-policeman White, made his escape Thursday morning. He was being held in waiting for Johnny Breene, who was going to act as his escort to the county bastille.

Tuesday evening next Arkansas City will have a grand rally. Come out. The Winfield Glee Club will be here and we hope the Blaine and Logan club from that place will come down and participate.



Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Frank Hess has taken out the partition in his real estate office, thereby giving him more room. He is going to have it papered nicely and when completed, he will have one of the cosiest offices we know of.

Ridenour & Thompson have received a new regulator. It is a handsome time-piece and is just what has been needed in Arkansas City for some time. When you want the correct time, this is the Amachine@ to set by.

BIRTH. While Manly Capron was at Geuda Springs Monday night, his wife gave birth to an 11 pound boy. Dr. Chapel telephoned Mr. Capron and the otherwise undemonstrative Manly jumped almost out of his tight buttoned shoes.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

J. H. Hilliard tries the virtues of a two inch card in the columns of the REPUBLICAN this issue. Mr. Hilliard will soon build an addition to his stable, as his present quarters are too small for his increasing livery business.

CARD. J. H. HILLIARD, Proprietor of the 5th Ave. Livery & Sale Stable. Stock Sold on Commission. Money Advanced on Stock Left for Sale. Best of Accommodations for Teams. 5th Ave., West of Summit. Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Searing & Mead have been awarded the contract of furnishing 250 tons of coal to the Chilocco schools. Frank Hutchison received the contract for hauling the coal to the schoolhouse. About twenty teams are engaged in the hauling, and will be utilized for about two weeks.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

One more man from Wellington commences business in Arkansas City. Last Monday J. A. McCormick rented the photograph gallery of Mrs.

D. W. Stevens and took possession immediately. Judging from samples of Mr. McCormick=s work shown us, we feel safe in saying he understands his business. His care appears in another column. Read it and then go and see Mr. McCormick.



Rooms new, and neatly fitted up. All the latest improvements in the art. First-Class Work Guaranteed.

First door South of Houghton=s Harness Shop, Upstairs.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Wm. Blackeney [?], at the request of his many old patrons, will re-enter business. For that purpose he is erecting a nice, large storeroom on the lots west of Eldridge=s grocery store. He will put in a stock of fancy groceries. Mr. Blackeney [?] will make a success once more in his business. In the rear of his business room, an addition has been erected, in which he will reside with his family.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.


Harry Noble was down from Winfield Tuesday.

Miss Minnie Stewart is assisting S. P. Gould in his book store.

Mrs. D. D. Bishop left Monday for a two week=s visit at Larned.

Dr. B. D. Bird was up from Osage Agency the first of the week.

Mrs. Ed Pentecost is visiting her parents this week in Rock Township.

Robt. Evansger and family will move back to Johnson County next week.

A. Gilkey, one of Maple City=s live merchants, was in Arkansas City Wednesday.

Mrs. Wm. Benedict was over to Geuda Springs Sunday visiting Mrs. H. Meigs.

Miss Linda Christian=s face now illuminates the sapce behind the post office wicket.

Miss Tilly M. Heitkam returned to her Hoosier home in Indianapolis Thursday.

J. L. Huffington was over from Guelph Wednesday.

T. Jerome and daughter, Mrs. E. Wineder, took their departure last Tuesday for their Michigan home.

Last Saturday our genial post master left for Chicago, to purcase trimming for his new P. O. Building.

G. W. Cunningham, Geo. Howard, and Harry Noble, of Winfield, went to St. Louis Tuesday to attend the exposition.

Dr. W. H. Rouse, of Oakland Agency, Indian Territory, was in Arkansas City Wednesday. Dr. Rouse is Indian Agent of the Nez Perces.

Frank Austin left for Leavenworth Thursday. Frank has mounted the parental platform and feels jubilant accordingly.

Frank Stewart was up from his ranch in the territory this week. Mr. Stewart has been on the sick list and is here for recuperation.

Drs. Love and Mitchell drove across the country to Caldwell Tuesday to attend the Caldwell=s Driving Park Association exhibition.

TO BE MARRIED. C. C. Sollitt went to Chicago Tuesday. Mr. Sollitt will be united in marriage on the 15th and arrive in Arkansas City on the 18th.

Rev. J. O. Campbell returned from North Cedar Monday. In the Synod a number tried to endorse St. John, but the wiser onew would Anone of it.@

Mrs. J. W. Young, of Bloomfield, Iowa, is visiting her brother, Hubert Ferguson, and at the residence of J. W. Hutchison. She is a cousin of Mr. Hutchison.

H. Glodfelter [? Glotfelter], who has had such a long and serious seige of sickness, comes up town once more. Mr. Glodfelter has lost about 50 pounds of flesh by this attack of fever.

Mrs. D. Berkey and Mrs. Spence Minor came down from Winfield Wednesday to visit D. W. Stevens, who has been very ill. Mr. Stevens is now able to go around the house.

Ed Ferguson and wife went to Cherryvale Wednesday on a visit to Mrs. Ferguson=s parents. She will remain there for a few weeks, but Ed will return here the first of this week.

Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Ralph Fields, representing the Eagle, was in Arkansas City this week in the interest of that paper. Mr. Fields was very successful here, gaining quite a number of friends for the Eagle.

Prof. Davis was in ttown the first of the week. The Professor and his brother are compiling the assessors= returns of each township, and will in a short time issue a county directory.

T. R. Houghton arrived home from his eastern trip Wednesday. While away Mr. Houghton purchased a stock of harness supplies and will now compete for the harness trade of Arkansas City.

Wm. Gall, the architect, who has resided in our city for some months, takes his departure for Kansas City Monday. Mr. Gall leaves a number of representatives of his architectural ability.

Capt. Rarick left for Fort Reno, Indian Territory, last Saturday, to take charge of the soldier who murdered Mrs. Elliott, mentioned in last week=s REPUBLICAN. He will arrive here the first of next week.

W. M. Corzine, from near Springfield, Illinois, has been in town several days past, visiting his son.

J. H. Sherburne was up from Ponca Wednesday. He stopped in town until train time when he took his departure for Chicago. Mr. Sherburne goes thee to purchase a stock of goods for his store in the territory.

D. G. Coburn complimented the REPUBLICAN last Monday with three mammoth sweet potatoes weighing 9 pounds. One weighed four pounds.

J. F. Steinberger, our new druggist, receives splendid recommendations at the hands of home papers.

Mrs. E. Warren, of Howard City, was in town this week and sold several of her lots. The sales were effected through Meigs & Howard=s real estate agency.

B. W. Burchet, Isom Ison, Daniel Adams, Com Boggs, Richard Womack, and J. J. Kennedy, all of Carter County, Kentucky, are in our city this week. They are all old school mates and comrades of Capt. Nipp.

Mrs. Maggie Paul and Miss Laura Harding, of Ohio, have been visiting at the residence of Cal Dean, for several days past. Mrs. Paul left for Wellington Wednesday and Miss Harding is visiting in the country.

C. E. Ward, Frank Gage, John Pritchard, and Chas. Holloway left on a trip yesterday for some of the western counties. If the country offers good inducements to them, they will all locate.

As the Santa Fe train came in Thursday, a most pleasant surprise visited H. P. Farrar. His wife and little daughter, Pearl, who has been visiting in Maine during the summer months, and Miss Ora Farrar, sister of Harry and Fred, arrived. Miss Ora will remain here some time visiting her brothers.

One of the most liberal supporters of the REPUBLICAN is Mrs. Wm. Benedict. To her, four of her friends abroad are indebted weekly for fifty-two weeks of each year for a nice newsy letter in the shape of the REPUBLICAN.




Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

A jolly part of eleven, consisting of Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Miss May Hendricks, Mrs. Frank Beall, Mrs. Wm. Benedict, Mrs. E. Wineder, the little Misses Hattie Sipes and Cora Wineder, Henry Mowry, T. Jerome, J. H. Hilliard, and dog, Carlo, visited the territory Friday and Saturday on a pleasure trip. Mrs. Sipes says she killed an innumerable number of prairie chickens. She must indeed be a mighty nimrod.

William Rike, for eight months a typo on the REPUBLICAN, has left our employ in order that he may attend school. He has an ambition to obtain a thorough education, and will we believe, make an apt student. ABilly,@ as we called him, if he had continued at the trade, would have been an honor to the printing profession. He was bright and intelligent, and the REPUBLICAN misses him from his case. He was probably the youngest, fastest, and most correct typo in the state of Kansas--8,000 ems was his day=s work, and but 14 years of age.

John Smith, an acquaintance of Cal. Dean from Ohio, arrived in Arkansas City Wednesday on an inspection tour. Mr. Dean showed Mr. Smith the sights to be seen in our sunny Kansas, visiting the Chilocco schools and other places of resort. Mr. Smith was so favorably impressed with the Eden of America that when he took his departure on Thursday for his buckeye home, it was with the determination to return here and make this his future home as soon as he could dispose of his Ohio property. Mr. Smith is a subtantial businessman of Jamestown.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

The Arkansas to be Made Navigable.

At the miller=s convention at Winfield several days ago, the question of making the Arkansas River navigable, was sprung. A new plan was discussed, by which it is hoped to be able to ship flour down the river. It is as follows: Flat-boats are to be built with a capacity of seven or eight tons; several of these will be coupled together, similar to railroad cars; at the front and rear, small steamboats will be attached, to furnish the propelling power. It is hoped that in this manner several tons of flour will be taken downstream. A committee, consisting of James Hill, Mr. Bliss, of Wood & Bliss, Winfield, and Mr. Hargus, of Hargus & Clark at Wellington, were appointed to investigate the plausibility of this scheme. As soon as possible, these gentlemen will go down the Arkansas, and if they find water to the depth of one foot all the way, this plan will be put into execution. The boats they contemplate building will draw about 8 inches of water, and will be controlled by our millers.

Should this plan be executed, it will be of great benefit to Arkansas City. The flour from Wichita, Douglass, Wellington, and Winfield will come here for shipment.

Every farmer is interested in this enterprise. Every mechanic will be profited. Every man building a house, and in fact all will be benefited if these enterprising men should be successful. When the boats return, they can bring lumber, fuel, and other necessaries, which of course will give us a cheapening of freight rates.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Another Experiment.

The Indian school at Lawrence, now known as the Haskell=s Institute, was opened last Monday. The 135 Indian children were washed, combed, fed, and assembled in the chapel in the presence of a number of chiefs who came up from the Indian Territory. The school has made a fine start, and will do, for the time, a good work. The little Indians will be taught all that white children are taught and will sing hymns, in time, not as well as white children, for an Indian has no natural ear or taste for music, but well enough. As far as the ordinary routine work is concerned, there will be as nearly much done as in any school. The only difference will be in results. The same number of white children would leave the school fitted for avocations, duties, and pleasure of civilized life. These Indians will leave unfitted for any life. They will go back to their tribe to be ridiculed by their savage and worthless relatives, for their acquired ways. The girls, taught to cook and eat the white man=s food, will be treated to boiled dog and buffalo entrails, in the dirty, smoky lodges where their verminous kindred congregate. The boys, taught to work at various handicraft, will be jeered by the red loafers who lounge in the sun, or hang around the trader=s store, and will forsake the habits of industry which philanthropy has thrust upon them. The Catholic church has mastered all that has been discovered of the teaching of savages, and has never achieved certain or stable success with the North American Indians, Untameable by nature; proud as LUCIFER before his fall, child of the wilderness; it is his fate to pine if taken from it; to return to its wildness when he may, and perish in its solitudes.



Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Harper=s Ferry to be Sold.

Harper=s Ferry is to be sold with the famous little engine house where John Brown made his final struggle, almost the only building standing upon the property. It is said that Washington himself selected the spot for a national armory, and in 1794 the government bought 640 acres there, added 310 acres to this, and 1,394 acres more. Shops were at once built, and the making of muskets began in 1796. The manufacture of arms was continued there until the rebellion broke out, without a blow. It was soon after taken by the Union forces, but not till after the more valuable machinery had been moved to Richmond. Stonewall Jackson recaptured it in 1862, the Federals came in possession again, and the war ended with the village a total wreck. The water power is thought by some to be the finest in the world. An attempt was made to save the engine house and a small tract around it for the associations, but congress would not agree to it, and the whole property will be sold October 21, a few more days than 25 years since Brown made his raid. Springfield Republican.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Constant Chronicles.

The melancholy days have truly come in all their dryness, searness, weeping, wailing, and sadness; and the withered leaves bring to mind the soliloquy of the old toper: ALeaves have their time to fall, and likewise have I. The reasons are very much the same, it comes from getting dry; but the difference betwixt the leaves and me, is, I fall harder and more frequently.@

Extensive preparations are being made for the dedication of the U. B. Church at this place next Sabbath, the 12th inst. The services will be conducted by the president of Lane University. An interesting discourse is anticipated.

Ludolphus Holcomb is making arrangements for a change of base. He has rented Edward Campbell=s farm of South Bend, this (Pleasant Valley) Township.

Last Monday, Mr. E. Campbell held a public sale and disposed of all his chattels and personal effects. New corn, on twelve months= credit, at 10 percent, reaches the handsome figure of thirty-six cents per bushel. E. Campbell and wife are contemplating a visit to Erin=s beautiful land.

The state agricultural college, at Manhattan, has two representatives in attendance from this community in the persons of Miss Kate Markham and Elihu Anderson. Both are second year students.

Miss Mollie Holcomb has gone to Topeka to attend school. Mollie is a studious girl and will make the best of her opportunities, and after having climbed the heights of Pegasus, will return home a classical scholar.

Zack Whitzan and wife, last week started for Kentucky on a visiting tour. Zack is one of our most industrious and prosperous farmers, and needs some recreation of this kind.

The Holtby estate, under the management of M. H. Markum, has seeded 160 acres to wheat. The latest report from the Ossawatomie Insane Asylum, to his guardian, reports Mr. Holtby=s condition worse, and prospects for immediate recovery unfavorable.

Miss Cora Beach and Mrs. John Snider are wielding the spankers in disttricts 1 and 115, respectively.

Our fellow citizen, and candidate for legislative honors, Lewis P. King [? Thought it was Louis P. King ?], is receiving an enthusiastic support throughout this section, which he richly merits. With the permission of the editor, I would like to say a few words in regard to this representative matter in a succeeding issue of the REPUBLICAN. GRAPHITE.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Bolton Township Items.

When will farmers quit sowing wheat? There certainly is a time to sow and a time to reap. Wheat that was sown in good season is looking finely. The press drill now fast coming into use, is, in our opinion, THE drill for this soil.

And now Bolton comes forward with something new. W. G. Kay and Alfred Herst are making a fish pond on the farm of Mr. Herst, which they intend stocking with carp. We are glad to record improvement of this kind. These gentlemen will undobutedly make a success of it.

Native cattle on the state line are dying with Texas fever. Benj. Wing has lost twenty-five head. Brown Bros., are losing heavily on cattle shipped from Ohio. Some parties are curing cattle of Texas fever by using epsom salts; 1-1/2 cupfuls to a dose, and repeated in 12 hours if necessary.

James Upton will return to the Dominion of Canada the coming week. W. I. Warren will fill the vacancy made by Mr. Upton. We are sorry to lose him as he is sound on the temperance and tariff questions and Republican principles.

The northener of the season came upon us quite suddenly last Tuesday evening. Setting up stoves was largely enjoyed Wednesday morning. That harbinger of winter, the wild goose, made his appearance two days in advance of the storm. Farmers should now be reminded that good shelter for their stock is now in order. One-half the feed will take stock through the winter if well sheltered.

Republicans, remember the rally at Winfield, next Monday, and go and hear one of Kansas= brightest and best statesmen.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Beaver Briefs.

Three cheers for Blaine and Logan!

October is here with a pleasant rain, and wheat is coming up nicely.

G. T. Wright has just returned from a short visit to Courbon County.

R. A. Clark has been quite ill, but through the efficiacy of Dr. H. W. Marsh, he is convalescent.

Wm. McCulloch has returned from Comanche County, well pleased with the Western country.

G. M. And M. S. Teter shipped one hundred head of hogs, and they are dreaming abvout the returns.

School has commenced in district 4, with Miss Cora Beach, of Winfield, as ruling factor.

J. W. Browning threshed two thousand and one hundred bushels of wheat from one hundred acres. Who can beat it?

Beaver Township is to have a bridge across the Arkansas River.

Albert Abrams says he is seeeking for a cook. Many of our old Kentucky friends are contemplating a visit back to their old stamping grounds.

L. P. King says he has surrendered his position as a farmer for the present, and will proceed to pay due respect to the great party that has placed him in the political field.

The Republicans of Beaver Township kindly ask the Republicans of Arkansas City to stand by them in the coming contest for representative.

BIRTH. H. B. Lester has a brand new boy at his house. The writer was standing in a field ten rods from the road, when the happy young father came riding by, exclaiming at the top of his voice: AGet out of the way, here comes Dad.@ NOVUS HOMO.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Maple City.

Our school commenced last week with W. E. Ketcham at the head.

The Maple City Lyceum was organized Wednesday evening with Mr. Chaplin as President and is now on its thirteenth year without missing a single winter during the thirteen years. A good time is anticipated during the winter.

Mr. Muzzy gave the young people a social dance last Tuesday evening. A large crowd was in attendance and a good time was had stepping time to the music of Mr. Williams= violin.

Mr. Johns was thrown from a horse and badly hurt last Monday, but is recovering.

There is considerable sickness in this vicinity and Dr. Thompson is kept busy day and night visiting patients. E. E. Howe is building an addition to his livery stable; Frank Gilkey is building a nice residence on his farm south of town.

Maple City is to have another store with Pat Costella as proprietor.

S. Black has purchased a lot in town and is going to build a fine residence and retire to private life.

Real estate business is generally dull while merchants seem to be doing a good business. We have a barber in this town who is doing a good business. He can be found at the store of Messrs. Goodrich & Co.

The Ohio Live Stock Company are building a large barn,

48 x 100 feet, on their ranch just south of town. O. N.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.


W. S. Goss and family are visiting friends and relatives at Sterling, this state.

C. B. Willard started for Illinois this morning on a visit to friends, to be gone a week or more.

J. V. Holton & Co., talk of moving their hardware store to Northfield sometime this month.

Wm. M. Berkey has purchased the fixtures of the late City Drug Store and will restock it and will open out soon in the old stand.

A cold wave struck here Tuesday evening and everybody is putting up stoves and endeavoring to keep warm.

The lecture given Tuesday night by Prof. Brady was a success. His subject was APreserves.@

Burning has been commenced at the brick yard.

Mr. Herrick, our county attorney, was in town Monday.

Business is somewhat dull here at present, but it is expected that it will revive soon.

Capt. Smith can tell more lies than ever since his trip out West.

Work has not yet commenced on the new schoolhouse or the M. E. Church.

Mry Wymant moved this week to Arkansas City to make that his future home.

J. H. Berkey has gone on a visit to friends in Wisconsin.


Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.


The patrons of school district 62 have, at a cost of about three hundred dollars, fixed up their schoolhouse and have hired Miss Lousetta Pyburn to teach their school this term. She taught for us last winter a good school and we are glad to have her with us again.

This season the acreage of wheat sown will be larger than ever before known. It is coming up nicely and looks well. We are nearly through sowing.

A Lyceum was organized at the Silverdale schoolhouse Wednesday evening, with the following officers: P. F. Haynes, President; F. J. Jenkins, Vice President; M. J. Scott, Secretary; and Felix Coolley, Treasurer.

R. W. Scott came home from the Ute reservation several days ago. Mr. Scott has been away for over two years. He was the proprietor of a pony ranch on the Grand River. He has sold out and come home to stay with his family. He thinks Kansas head and shoulders a better state than Colorado.




Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

ASchiffbauer as a Legislator.@

Editors Republican:

GENTLEMEN: Knowing as I do that you are my political opponents in this campaign, yet I still believe there is still honor and fairness enough in journalism to allow you to publish the following statement in answer to an article published in the Traveler under the title of ASchiffbauer as a Legislator.@ The amount of truth there is established in that article I will attempt to show; and I leave the matter to those who were present and heard all the remarks I made whether or not I have made a true statement.

In the first place, Mr. Traveler, you say that article was not with any desire to misrepresent me, and that your information was gained from good and reliable independent and Democratic sources. A little further along you state that my supporters are not a very choice part of the community. Then your independent informants cannot be thoroughly reliable according to your views, can they?

I never at any time made the statement you mention to the effect that the bridge south of town should be assumed by the state; nor did I make any statement at any time that could be tortured into meaning this. I did say, and I repeat it here, that all bridges now built and maintained by the various townships in the county, should be assumed and maintained by the county. And all bridges hereafter to be built, costing to exceed two hundred dollars, should be built by the county and maintained the same as other bridges, by the county. You say there have been laws passed in our state legislature authorizing different counties in the state to assume the bridges therein when certain conditions have been complied with, and this law is in force in Cowley County today. Then why under the sun is the law not enforced, and thereby relieve the township from this burden which has been borne with patience so long.

You say further Mr. Schiffbauer=s election could have no influence whatever on the bridge question. Now I want to cite you to the laws of Kansas of 1883, to the laws passed by our state legislature and senate in relation to bridges. I refer you to house bill No. 205, page 90; senate bill No. 221, page 90; house bill No. 296, page 95; house bill No. 301, page 97; senate bill No. 264, page 99; house joint resolution No. 9, page 100; senate bill No. 28, page 104; senate bill No. 124, page 111; senate bill No. 69, page 114; and so on. You can find on pages 119, 131, 129, and 133. Now, why the necessity of these acts, if, as you say, our representative can have no influence; why did our representative two years ago pledge himself to secure a similar act to those cited to above; if he had, or could have nothing to do with bridges? He was and is an expounder of Coke, Blackstone, and constitutional laws and ought to know; was he the hypocrite you picture me to be? It does seem to me you judge me by the rest of your party.

About the time I came to your city, the bridge south of town was washed away by the freshet, and Creswell Township was bonded to her utmost limit, and the vexed question was how to replace that bridge. And I then said that in my opinion the general government should give us an appropriation sufficient to place a new bridge across there, and I believed they would do so if the matter was properly presented; and I still hold that opinion. And it is the duty of the best senator the United States ever had (?) to assist us in this matter, as he knows as well as anyone else, that this bridge is used fully as much for the benefit of the Indians and military departments as by the citizens of this state; and an appropriation of this kind would be quite as juciciously expended as the $20,000 to $50,000 expended on this same stream, in the shape of some cadet of the U. S. Engineer corps surveying and estimating the number and extent of the sand hills and snags between Wichita and Little Rock.

You say I will spend twice as much money in the campaign than my salary would amount to. You are mistaken, it does not require much money to conduct an honest campaign. We need no brass band; we need no torch light procession. As Ben Butler says: AWe need not dress up like monkeys and parade the streets.@

You state in quoting what I said on the freight question that I should have said the remedy did not lie in making another railroad law, but rather in passing a law compelling the courts to do their duty. Now, you can give your informatnt my compliments, and tell him he lied on that score, and there were plenty of good people present, who heard what I did say, who will bear me out when I make that assertion. What I said on this subject was that we had no railroad law for courts to enforce, but that our supervision of railroads was rather given to three railroad commissioners, and those at an expense of about $12,000 per annum to the state. I further stated we had received no benefit from what railroad legislation we had, only on the matter of passenger fare; and what we wanted was thorough railroad laws enacted; with heavy penalties attached for failure, refusal, or neglect to comply with these lwas, and then let the courts enforce these laws; and if we could get rid of the commissioners in no other way, hire some good men to shoot them as they had proved themselves a public nuisance instead of public benefactors. I did say that it cost more to transport goods from Kansas City here, 280 miles, than from New York to Kansas, 1,500 miles, and I can prove it to you or anyone else that may call on me to do so.

The reason I did not seek the Republican nomination is, because I did not desire it, nor would I have accepted it if tendered me.

As regards my remarks pertaining to the Territory, I have said the proper resolutions should pass both houses of this state at the next session demanding the proper tribunals to settle this much vexed question as to the title of these lands, and thus set at rest this much vexed question between the military and Capt. D. L. Payne. Wherein the consistency of our military taking the poor people prisoners, and destroying their property within forty miles of the Wichita courts, the proper tribunal for their trial, take them to Ft. Smith, Arkansas, thence to Ft. Scott, Kansas, thence in a round about way to Wichita, finally, is a problem I leave you to solve. That is a military ruling I have not found in Blackstone or Coke. Neither have I ever found why this government is so lenient with a man whom they claim has so grievously offended her laws as Capt. D. L. Payne; if in fact he is guilty, why is he not tried, found guilty, fined, imprisoned, or hung, as the offense may warrant. I say again, the whole proceedings against the Oklahoma people by the government is a long continuation of a wholesome farce and fraud, and I have said I would vote, if sent to represent this district, for any man for U. S. Senator, who would not pledge himself to use his influence to right this wrong, and neither will I, not even for Athe best senator the United States has ever had,@ as you quote him.

You say none were more righteously indignant at the men who cut the cattlemen=s wire fences in the territory than the Schiffbauers. That may be. I cannot care to sanction such proceedings on the part of our citizens and I think I can safely say I was especially indignant towards the mob who perpetrated the outrage in our city about a year ago, and if the act had been accomplished by the not very choice part of the community as you see fit to style the poorer classes, you would have been especially indignant, but under the circumstances, you sanctioned that dirty job; herein lies the difference.

Why I am an Independent candidate the people of this district know. And whether I have ever loosened any ribs for the laboring classes, farmers, or freighters, or not, I leave them to judge; if I have ever done one of them any harm, I don=t want him to vote for me.

As to your statement that Southern Kansas, and especially Cowley County, would be ruined eternally in the event of Mr. King=s defeat, I only answer that we have survived thus far without Mr. King in our representative Hall, and I believe we will exist even if this terrible disaster should befall the Republican party of the 67th district in November next.

You say I announced myself for no other reason under heaven than to get the Democratic endorsement. I answer that by stating just as emphatically as you do the Republicans of Arkansas City brought out Mr. Pyburn for no other reason only to knock me down with and elect Mr. King; and when Mr. Pyburn found he could not deliver the goods he shouldered the load onto Mr. Harkleroad and he has not delivered it yet. That thing was so transparent that all the people have seen through it long ago in spite of your denial. People should never sell out unless they can give a true bill of sale.

I will say in conclusion I have promised to accomplish nothing, but use my best endeavors to bring about the I advocate. [APPEARS THAT A WORD WAS LEFT OU BEFORE AI ADVOCATE.@]

I am yours for Glick Resubmission. F. P. SCHIFFBAUER.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The Second Attempt.

TOPEKA, Oct. 12. The second attempt to wreck the Santa Fe express train was made within a short distance of Florence, Kansas, Sunday evening. The section men of that division west of Florence were out during the day, and returned on a hand car to their homes about 9:35 o=clock. They discovered a tie across the track fastened down and succeeded in removing it before the arrival of the east bound express, due there about 9:45 o=clock. They also discovered four men retreating from under a bridge nearby after the train had passed. They were making rapid progress toward the woods, where they probably had horses in waiting upon which to escape. The Sunday night previous an obstruction was placed for the passenger near Emporia, and resulted in wrecking a freight train and killing the fireman. It is believed this is the same gang and that robbery is their only object. A reward of $5,000 is offered for the perpetrators of the deed a week ago.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The United States attorney general has settled the jurisdiction business on the Cherokee Strip. The bill establishing the Wichita court provides that all the country north of the Canadian, not included in and under the control of the five tribes, should be under the jurisdiction of the Wichita court, and as the Cherokees undoubtedly have control over that country, the right of which is still fully recognized by the United States, the criminal business must go to Fort Smith.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The board of managers of soldiers= homes has appointed Col. John A. Martin and Gen. James L. Negley a committee to prepare plans for the buildings and grounds, and Colonel Martin was appointed as local manager of the soldiers= home. One member of the board of managers is selected as the local manager of each house, his duties being to exercise a general supervision over its management. The Leavenworth Times says of the latter appointment: AJohn A. Martin will give complete satisfaction as local manager of the Leavenworth soldiers= home. Having secured the home for Kansas, he deserves the honor given him in being selected for this position.@


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.


The REPUBLICAN makes the following prophecy on the vote for representative: Mr. Schiffbauer in Arkansas City will poll a very good vote, drawing mostly from the Democracy. In Bolton he will do the same. In the other townships his vote will be exceedingly light. In fact, it will be so light that the votes can almost be counted on the fingers. Mr. Harkleroad, the Democratic nominee, outside of the above mentioned precincts, will poll almost the usual Democratic vote. Mr. King will poll the full Republican vote in the district and will be elected by 200 majority. The fight, it seems, is becoming tainted with personalities, simply because parties who have a slight influence indulge in innuendos of a personal nature. This is all wrong. It stirs up bad blood. The three candidates are men whom we all know. The REPUBLICAN is not fighting either the Democratic or Independent candidate, but re-submittion and Glick we are. John J. Ingalls and Prohibition is the motto of our campaign banner. We believe the Prohibitionists have the ascendancy in this district, and in order to promote that cause we must as Republicans, use our vote and influence for Lewis P. King. [Lewis?? Or Louis?]


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.


Al Johnson and Wm. Barcaw were arrested Thursday evening by Sheriff McIntire, for selling liquor. At their trial before Judge Kreamer, yesterday, Barcaw was found guilty. Johnson was set free. Barcaw was fined $250 and costs. At last accounts he had not paid his fine.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The Leland Hotel addition is completed. Sunday mine host Perry gave his initiatory meal. About 75 guests were there to refresh the innter man. The dining room is now of sufficient size to accommodate any sized crowd. It is now being papered, and when completed will look so snug and cozy as to remind one of the dining rooms Aat home.@


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Three discharged employees of the Santa Fe were arrested at Dallas, Texas, while attempting to rob a store. The burglars are suspected of being the men who wrecked the freight train at the Missouri junction and the Dallas police are anxious of gaining the $5,000 reward. The men who were held in custody have been discharged for the lack of evidence.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Messrs. Asp, Tansey, and King delivered speeches in Bolton Township last evening. Monday evening Asp and King with others will make addresses to the voters of Silverdale Towhnship. Tuesday afternoon the same speakers will visit Otto and in the evening Maple City. Wednesday afternoon at Fairview schoolhouse in East Cedar. These are all appointments in this district for next week.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

S. Matlack is fixing up a cloak room. A hole is being cut through the ceiling and a stairway erected leading to two rooms in the second story, which will be for the purpose mentioned above. The increase of stock and trade was the cause. A merchant to be successful must be up with the times. Mr. Matlack believes in the old proverb, the Aearly bird catches the worm,@ and so prepares for coming winter trade.


Arkanss City Republican, October 18, 1884.

At the meeting of the Women Suffrage Society held at Mrs. D. W. Stevens= Wednesday, the following officers were elected for the coming year. President, Mrs. O. P. Houghton; Vice-President, Mrs. Chas. Searing; Secretary, Mrs. H. P. Farrar; Treasurer, Mrs. T. McLaughlin. Mrs. Houghton and Mrs. Searing were chosen delegates to Women Suffrage State convention to be held at Leavenworth, the 27th to 29th inst.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Tuesday afternoon we visited McLaughlin, Newman & Hess addition adjoining the town north of the East school building. Sixth Street has been extended a half mile beyond the city limits, and this way is being rapidly used as the way to Searing & Mead=s mill. In time it will be the principal thoroughfare to Winfield on account of the sand on Summit Street. This street is devoid of sand and will make one of the handsomest driveways in Arkansas City. Lots are being rapidly sold in this addition. We understand that the contract for one dozen residences has been let, which will go up right away. Culberts [? DO THEY MEAN CULVERTS?] are being placed in and good drainage will be had. To anyone desiring good lots, this addition would be a splendid place to invest.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The Cemetery Meeting.

Pursuant to call a number of our citizens met a council rooms Wednesday to take action in regard to our cemetery. Uriah Spray was chosen chairman and W. D. Kreamer secretary.

On motion a committee was appointed to investigate title to said cemetery, and gather all information possible in regard to the old books and plat of same, and report at next meeting. J. L. Huey, W. D. Kreamer, D. Sifford, Uriah Spray, and Herman Godehard compose this committee.

The meeting adjourned to the evening of October 20, at same place.

URIAH SPRAY, Chairman.

W. D. KREAMER, Secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.


Farmers are through sowing wheat.

District court will convene Monday, Oct. 20.

Clifford dramatic troup next week at Highland Hall.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

DIED. The infant child of F. A. Buck and wife died last Saturday night.

One hundred Cheyenne and Arapahoe teams will be here about next Monday.

Prof. Davis will soon engage in a newspaper venture at Winfield.

Wanted. A girl to do general house work. Inquire of C. M. FORD.

Lots sold on two and three years time by F. J. Hess, Real Estate Agent.

Pay-car came down yesterday, and distributed lucre among Santa Fe employees.

Edwin Clifford=s dramatic troup three nights next week commencing the 23rd.

J. B. Splawn shipped 62 head of calves from New York State recently, paying $135 per car.

Tuesday evening=s dance was given at the skating rink. All present enjoyed themselves.

Capt. Nipp went on duty as county treasurer Tuesday. John Arrowsmith is his deputy.

The M. E. Folks are removing their old parsonage building and will replace it with a new one.

The News at Geuda, has been enlarged. W. J. Williard, the editor, is giving Geudaites a good local paper.

For town lots in all parts of the city, sold on term to suit purchasers. FRANK J. HESS.

Tonight there will be a meeting of Oklahoma sympathizers in Highland Hall. J. Wade McDonald and D. L. Payne will make addresses.

[Boomer story.]

The REPUBLICAN has 490 subscribers who get their mail at the Arkansas City post office. Who will be one of ten to complete our list to 500?

Rev. J. O. Campbell delivered a rousing speech to the Republicans of Arkansas City, Friday night of last week. Highland Hall was literally packed.

The Chicago County Company played at Highland Hall three nights this week. The entire troup gave general satisfaction, but Robt. Neff excelled.

Edwin Clifford=s Dramatic troupe will open their four evening engagement in this city in Highland Hall Oct. 22, with APeril or Love at Long Branch.@

Correspondence is being carried on between Jas. Hill and eastern parties relative to the cost of building boats for the purpose of going down the Arkansas.

The contractor, J. M. Grove, of the mail route between Arkansas City and Osage Agency talks of taking the mail daily. If this should go into effect, two stages will be run.

I have 800 lots to sell on easy terms. Parties desiring lots should call and see my lots before purchasing. FRANK J. HESS.




Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Our brass band has been re-organized with Prof. Joe Hoyt as instructor. It will be named the Border Band. In time the members will be uniformed in buckskin.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Parties living east of the Walnut say that water has backed up to the bridge at Searing & Mead=s mill owing to the canal sand. We wonder what has become of our bridge men.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Steadman Bros., mean business. They hae put their capital in the laundry business and are determined to make a success of it. They guarantee satisfaction or money refunded.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Our election news from Ohio Tuesday night was furnished by the telephone exchange, which was very satisfactory. It was sent down from Winfield by the exchange there.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Frank Haven, the commedian who all remember so well as being here last winter with the Edwin Clifford dramatic troup, will be here four evenings next week commencing on the 22nd.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Prof. Hadley received a telegram the first of the week from Indiana announcing the death of his father. Owing to his duties being so pressing at the Chilocco school, he was unable to go.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The room occupied by Mr. Bluebaugh with his billiard tables, is being refitted for an oyster saloon. Mr. Bluebaugh will open out his billiard hall in the basement of the commercial block.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Capt. Van Sickle, while playing with the festive sky rocket Tuesday evening, instead of allowing it to ascend in the air, interposed his manly form. He has now several sore ribs and a scorched vest.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Tuesday C. O. Harris purchased the tonsorial outfit of Herman Zeithen on South Summit Street. Mr. Harris has refitted the shop and is now prepared to accommodate the shaving public. He guarantees first-class work.






Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Fifteen Caddo Indian teams were in town this week after supplies. These Indians are probably better civilized and richer than any of the other tribes. They dress more like the white race than any others we have seen.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

A social gathering of young folks was held Tuesday evening at the residence of G. W. Cunningham in honor of his sister, Miss Fannie Cunningham. The evening was spent in pleasant conversation, music, singing, and parlor games.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Our south bridge, parties tell us, is sadly in want of repairs. The Indians claim they will not cross it unless it is kept in a better condition. Lafe Merritt inspected it for the agent at his town and will report its condition when he returns.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

On the inside of the REPUBLICAN, a lengthy communication from Frank Schiffbauer defending himself against the sayings of the Traveler appears. Frank consumes lots of space and we let our readers judge whether he sustains himself or not.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

TO BE MARRIED. The following parties have been authorized to commit matrimony the past week. Horace McConn and Minnie Baugh; Christian Hess and Emma Oldham; Norrman Hall and Ida Terril; George Perry and Bertha Stebbins; Wm. McClung and Jennie Overly.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Lost. A locket set with pearls, between J. W. Heck=s residence and Stevens Photograph gallery three weeks ago today. Finder will be liberally rewarded by returning the same to Mrs. J. W. Heck, or this office. Locket has a miniature of J. W. Heck in back part.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Deputy U. S. Marshal Rarick came down from Kansas this week after the soldier who recently murdered the lady, Mrs. Elliot, at Ft. Reno. Rarick started with his prisoner for Wichita yesterday to be held for trial before the U. S. Court. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Judge Bonsall has on exhibition at Ridenour & Thompson an excellent recommendation of his ability as an artist. It is a photographic view of all the business houses on the east side of Summit Street from Central Avenue south. The picture is 15 x 18 inches and is the largest photographic view the REPUBLICAN men ever saw.



Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

DIED. The wife of J. M. Collins, Mrs. S. A. Collins, died Wednesday evening of cancer. Mrs. Collins has not been blessed with the best of health for some time, but her demise was not expected so soon. She was born in Kentucky and in that state she was wedded to

J. M. Collins. Their union has been blessed with six children. Her maiden name was Miss S. A. Tyler. At the time of her death she was 35 years of age. Her remains were interred in the Arkansas City cemetery Thursday. Mr. Collins came to our city several months ago and engaged in the real estate business. The family has formed many acquaintances and their friends will regret to learn of Mrs. Collins= death.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

RECAP OF BIG REPUBLICAN RALLY IN ARKANSAS CITY. First speaker was Hon. B. W. Perkins, our congressman. He was received at the depot by Rev. J. O. Campbell and Committeeman Maj. L. E. Woodin. Also received by over 100 men, headed by John Daniels, who welcomed the Plumed Knights of Winfield who came in on a special train plus the Courier band. AThey played several strains of music at the depot and on the opera house balcony.@ Arkansas City people who furnished martial music: L. J. Wagner, J. S. Daniels, and N. U. Hinkley. Rally held in Highland Hall. At rally music rendered by Winfield Glee Club and the Courier band. Perkins was followed by Messrs Soward and Jennings of Winfield. Winfield visitors: Henry Asp; Capt. Nipp, a Plumed Knight; Capt. James Finch, who commanded the Plumed Knights.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The petitions of the several townships of Cowley County asking the county commissioners to submit the propostions to the legal voters of said county for the purchase of the bridges within the county at $5 per bridge was granted at their session of last week, and an election was called for on November 4, 1884. In the county there are five bridges to be purchased: one across the Walnut near Searing and Mead=s mill; one south and one west of Arkansas City spanning the Arkansas River; then, one across the Walnut in Pleasant Valley township.


The notice of election also calls for erection of two bridges, one upon the Arkansas in Beaver Township, and one to span the Walnut at Fairview.

A separate ballot box from the one used to deposit the votes for the national, state, and county candidates will be had for the votes on the bridge question. This proposition is one which all should stand united upon. It is not political; therefore, all should pull together. It is a subject of vast importance to each and every citizen of Cowley county. What enriches one township augments the remaining ones. Let us all put our shoulders to the wheel and on the first Tuesday in November vote for the purchase and erection of said bridges.




Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Today is the long looked for opening of D. Brunswick=s Arcade clothing house. Mr. Brunswick was not exactly prepared for the opening. Owing to the room being uncompleted, his stock was not entirely arranged. Southwell=s Cornet Band, of Wellington, is here furnishing the music; while the falling of the dollars in the money till play the accompaniment. Messrs. Rosenfeld, Levy, and Wile, all of Wellington, came over Wednesday, and have since been working like Turks preparing for the grand opening. The Arcade is one of the largest, neatest, and best clothing houses in Cowley County.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Ochs & Nicholson open their Bee-Hive today. Already we see the bees--customers--going in and out, laying in their winter supplies. Their large store room--the middle room of Highland Hall block, 100 feet deep, is so crowded with goods consisting of foreign and domestic dry goods, clothing, carpets, etc., that a stranger is apt to get lost unless they be under the guidance of one of the Bee-Hive proprietors or their gentlemanly clerk, Enos Kuhlman.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The Edinburg Courier of Indiana, a newsy sheet, compliments the REPUBLICAN, as follows: AOur friend and former patron, Sam Steinberger, who recently moved from the village of Taylorville to Arkansas City, Kansas, has kindly sent us a late copy of the REPUBLICAN of that city. It is a live, wide awake 8-column quarto sheet filled with interesting locals and subscription reading matter and a very liberal show of home advertisements from which we judge the businessmen of that city to be enterprising.@


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.


Little Mollie Christian is sick this week.

C. C. Sollitt and bride wioll arrive home today.

Russell Cowles is building an addition to his residence.

Will Griffith went to Topeka Monday and returned Wednesday.

W. F. Simpson has returned from his Missouri summer=s visit.

Mrs. Dr. Young returned to her Hawkeye home at Bllomfield.

Mrs. Blaine Kirkpatrick, who has an attack of fever, is convalescing.

J. H. Hilliard has commenced work on his addition to his livery barn.

J. Frank Smith is building a handsome residence on North Summit street.

I. N. Dodd and wife have been on a visit to their son-in-law at Peabody.

A. Hable is away this week. He went up in the north part of the state.

J. N. Florer, fresh from the territory, perambulates our streets this week.



Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Oscar Rice, Mowry & Sollitt=s clerk, returned to his Fort Scott home Friday.

Rev. Buckner talks of starting a chicken incubator in Arkansas City soon.

J. M. Magills is erecting a nice residence on his lots in the south part of town.

Wm. French, wife and son, were up from Ponca Agency the first of the week.

Samuel Leeds, assistant general freight agent of the Santa Fe, ws in town Thursday.

Mrs. D. R. Cooper has been quite sick for the past week, but is now recovering.

W. P. Wolf has been away the past week on a trip to Iowa and Wisconsin visiting relatives.

Mrs. T. R. Johns and sister, of Springfield, Mo., are visiting at the residence of J. H. Hilliard.

Maj. Hasie is having considerable bother with the skylight glass. So many are broken in the shipping.

R. E. Maxwell, formerly in the drug business in Arkansas City, is clerking for Quincy A. Glass of Winfield.

Mrs. E. J. Fitch returned from Cadiz, Ohio, last week, where she has been on a several months= visit to relatives.

E. B. Parker brought in some handsome apples Wednesday. He has over 200 bushels in his orchard on his farm.

G. W. Miller & Co., have employed a new tinner. His name is Lewis L. Rahner, and he is from the state of Oregon.

Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer went to Osage Agency last Sunday. She was accompanied by Mrs. Ed Finney and daughters.

Several visitors from Iowa, relatives of Chauncy and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wolf, arrived in Arkansas City on Friday=s train.

B. S. White returned home Tuesday evening and is once more at his post behind the counters of the Diamond Front.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

A. A. Newman lately purchased some goats as a present for his children. His apple trees are now self-bearing.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Henry Gilstrap and family of Silverdale Township, have moved to town in order to give their children the advantages of good schooling.

Capt. M. N. Sinnott was down from Winfield over Sunday. Mrs.

M. N. Sinnott is now visiting her parents in Illinois, and Capt. Is a widower.

Dr. C. W. Grimes is spending the summer months in the mountains of Colorado, rusticating, hunting the grizzly, and having a big time generally.

William Benson, of Bloomington, Illinois, arrived Monday on a visit to his son-in-law, H. S. Gilstrap. He left yesterday for a still further visit in the western counties.



Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Jacob Probasco, of Silverdale Township, called in to see us. With him he brought a basket of the finest apples we have seen in Kansas.

Joe Finkleburg is off duty this week. Consequently, a substitute had to be placed behind the counter of Youngheim & Co. Israel Martin of Winfield kindly came down and assisted.

Samuel Newell, of New York City, arrived with his wife and daughter in town Thursday. They are guests at the residence of J. L. Huey. Mr. Newell is president of the Arkansas City Bank.

O. H. Meigs, of Anthony, visited his wife at Geuda the first of the week. Thursday they all came over to Arkansas City, and paid his daughter, Miss Anna, a visit. They returned the same afternoon.

Sanford F. Davis, living on J. W. Brown=s farm, has engaged 200 bushels of apples at $1 per bushel to different parties in the citty. He will have 100 bushels to put away for winter use.

Maj. J. M. Haworth and wife, of Olathe, arrived in Arkansas City Thursday. Maj. Haworth came here in the interest of the Indian schools. They visited the Chilocco school on the same day of their arrival.

Frank Willitts has accepted the position made vacant by Frank Gage=s departure for the west, in A. A. Newman=s store. Frank is a steady man, and as the propietors of the store are always ready to reward merit, he will prosper.

BIRTH. Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Austin were on Tuesday made doubly glad by the advent of a little stranger, who was warmly welcomed, and royally entertained. It is a boy, and father, mother, and son are doing finely. Leavenworth Times.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Ed. Campbell and wife have disposed of one of their farms in Pleasant Valley Township. They left for a visit to England Thursday, but before going, they purchased the resident property of Mr. Kitchen. The sale was effected by Frank J. Hess.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

W. B. Cloyd, of McKinney, Kentucky, was in town last week. He owns land in this vicinity, and came here to attend to it. He went home the first of the week.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Saturday evening, Lafe Merritt of the Cheyenne Transporter, arrived in Arkansas City. Mr. Merritt came up with a purpose this time, we believe. He is a diligent worker at the AChristian Home,@ whenever he is in our city, and those with whom he labors--a society consisting of one--will soon receive its Merritt.






Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Civil engineer Morehead, of the new railroad enterprise, was in town this week. At present the engineering corps is in Burden Township surveying a route to Winfield. On the 18th Greenwood County will vote on the question of bonding the county. Should the election carry work will be commenced immediately on our new road where it crosses the Frisco in Butler County, and comes this way. Jas. Hill, who is one of the prime movers in the project, for the last three months has been sick, and unable to attend to the matter. Unless Greenwood County votes aid, the enterprise will be at a standstill. Someone is needed in Greenwood County to talk the matter up, as Mr. Hill=s illness has incapacitated him from labor. The counties on the line and the city of Burlington have been bonded. Mr. Hill has been trying to recruit up sufficiently to go to Greenwood County, but his many back-sets make it look somewhat discouraging.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Rev. S. F. Gibbs of Illinois will preach on Saturday evening at the school building north of Central Avenue Hotel and at the opera house on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 in the evening. Subjects: Sunday afternoon, AWhat is religious liberty?@ Sunday evening, ASalvation: What it is, and what it is not.@ Rev. Gibbs is the guest of T. H. McLaughlin.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The Texas fever has been raging among cattle held along the state line and consequently the loss of cattle has been very heavy. Alfred Wing has lost about 40 head out of 100, and W. C. Browne, 20 out of 300 head of Ohio cattle. Some had success in doctoring them in time by giving one tablespoonful of belladonna with two tablespoonsful of spirits of nitre. [PAPER HAD BROWNE...COULD THIS BE BROWN?]


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Chas. McWilliams, our popular restauranter, has, owing to his increased patronage, been compelled to make more room to accommodate his customers. He has fitted up a dining hall in the room adjoining his lunch rroom. A side entrance has been arranged and ladies desiring something to eat can get it without passing through a room crowded with men. [COULD NOT READ LAST SENTENCE.]


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Oklahoma Talk.

At the meeting held in Emporia Friday evening by the Oklahoma Aboomers,@ the question was asked by Capt. Payne if Maj. Hood was in the audience. Someone remarked that he was, whereupon Payne requested him to stand up, that he wished to ask him a few questions. Maj. Hood was not present, and therefore did not stand up.

Payne made some statements in regard to the cattle held by the Major, Senator Plumb, and others in the Oklahoma country, which led us yesterday to interview the Major upon the subject.


Referring to Payne=s statements, we asked the Major if he had any cattle in the Oklahoma country. He replied as follows, in the most emphatic manner: AI have not now nor did I ever have a hoof of cattle in the Oklahoma country or anywhere near it; certainly not within fifty miles of it.@

AHas Senator Plumb any cattle in that country?@

AI know that Senator Plumb has no cattle in the Oklahoma country at this time, and I further know that he never has had any interest in any cattle that was ever herded there. And further, Senator Plumb has no cattle nor cattle interests at this time, anywhere in the Indian Territory.@

AYou are not interested then in any pastures or fences in that country?@

ANot at all, neither myself nor Senator Plumb; and we never have been. Zimmerman & Wilson, by mistake, run a string of wire fence a short distance across the line into the Oklahoma country, and when improvements made by the >boomers= were destroyed by the soldiers, that fence was destroyed also, and Zimmerman & Wilson were warned not to reconstruct it.@

AThen, so far as you and Senator Plumb are concerned, there is no truth in any of the statements about having cattle or an interest in cattle in Oklahoma?@

ANot a particle of truth in any such statements. They are all positively without the shadow of a foundation.@

AWhat is their object in misrepresenting you and Senator Plumb in regard to this matter?@

AI don=t know whether these >boomers= are in the services of the Democratic party and desire to make political capital for state and local purposes.@

We had some further conversation with Major Hood; and we are entirely satisfied that both he and Senator Plumb have been grossly misrepresented by leading Aboomers@ and opposition papers in regard to this Oklahoma cattle question. They don=t heed Cleveland=s advice to Atell the truth.@ No good citizen will act upon a falsehood, even in political matters, and the Aboomers@ will lose ground whenever they resort to misrepresentation. Emporia Republican.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Winfield and Arkansas City As Viewed By A Wichita Eagle Reporter.

Winfield prides herself, as much on her stone sidewalks as Wichita does on her shade trees, and with good reason, for I don=t believe there is a city in the state so well provided with good walks.

Arkansas City is one of the best towns I have seen. The place has doubled in population during the last year and now contains about 3,200, an enumeration having recently been made, and the town declared a city of the second class. It lays on a knoll midway between the Arkansas and Walnut rivers, and I don=t think I ever saw a better place for a town site. The City covers the hill and extends down across the bottom lands and will some day, I believe, reach the hills beyond. Besides its natural beauty, the city has been improved by the planting years ago of thousands of trees which have made a heavy growth and gives a stranger the impression that the place is much older than it really is. Then there are handsome residences and well kept lawns and a look of thrift on every hand. There are some beautiful blocks and two very good hotels. The Leland, where I spent a few days, being one of the best I have found in my travels. Major Hasie is building one of the largest and most costly busines blocks west of the Missouri river, it being 128 front by 132 in depth and three stories high with a ten foot basement. The entire structure is made of cut stone with heavy cornice, and ornamented in front with seven bay windows the full height of the second and third stories. The building will be supplied with every possible convenience. I found Ed Grady, who is known by every old citizen of Wichita, doing a very large lumber business and one of the most prominent merchants in town. His enthusiasm over Arkansas city knows no bounds and he im-proved his first opportunity to show me over the entire city and point out every name of interest, of which there are many. My short stay did not give me an opportunity to describe this enterprising, and growing town, but I hope in a short time to spend a few days there and will then mention some of their natural advantages and business enterprises.


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Clippings from the Courier.

The county Commissioners have decided to purchase at a sum not to exceed five dollars all the main-stream bridges in the county, for which an election proclamation is published elsewhere. They will also span the Arkansas near Tannehill with a bridge.

Quincy A. Glass has received a long letter from Fish Commissioner, Giles, relating to the fish-ways in the Walnut. The Commissioner has notified the County Attorney to have all dams provided with fish-ways at once. Mr. Glass has done an excellent thing for the public in drawing attention to this matter.

J. B. Stone turned over, Tuesday, the office of County Treasurer to his successor, J. B. Nipp. Mr. Stone=s administration of that office has been highly creditable to himself and the county. Always quiet and unassuming, yet accommodating and watchful, he retires amid a satisfied constituency and with a gratifying friendship, leaving the office in a condition unexcelled. He certainly leaves a record of work nobly done.

Those who saw and grasped the hand of Jno. A. Martin, Monday, at once realized that he puts on no airs. He has none of that dandified air of St. John or the cynical, icy appearance of G. Washington Glick. He is simply a man among men. He has won proud honors on the field and in the state, and yet would be just as much at home discussing the merits of the wheat, corn, and onion crops with a Agranger,@ as in the gubernatorial chair contemplating some great problem in the interests of the state. He is just the kind of man everybody wants to tie to, and just the one who will be overwhelmingly elected Chief Executive of Kansas on November 4th.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

All Aboard for Oklahoma.

E. H. Nugent, Esq., of Wichita, lately secured permission from the government for himself and others to peacefully go into Oklahoma and settle as squatters upon any lands therein not otherwise occupied. And he with a large number of families have gone in and are now upon their claims in Oklahoma, taking with them from South Haven two car loads of lumber to put up their first houses. The right was also granted him to receive mail at Darlington, Indian Territory, and convey it at his own cost to his settlement.

So that all mail for parties settled in that country at present, should be addressed to Darlington, I. T., but with (Oklahoma) in brackets on the corner of the envelope.

As if in consonance with this permit, the troops have been withdrawn from the country, as we are informed by several gentlemen who have lately returned from trips in all sections of it.

This permit does not apply to the ACherokee Strip,@ but only to the country known as Oklahoma. Every reader should by this time know that the ACherokee Strip,@ is that land adjoining the Kansas line, running 57 miles south, and that Oklahoma is the country lying between the 5th standard parallel and the Canadian River, north and south, and from the Indian meridian to the 98th meridian east and west--containing 5,419,640 acres.

True, this is but a drop in the ocean compared with the grand domain we have always claimed, and still claim, as belonging to the government and hence the lands of its citizens, and should be open to their settlement. There lies the strip, with its 6,500,000 acres of fat grass, between Kansas and our Abeautiful land.@ This, too, as justly belongs to the whole people; but, hungry as we are for that chance for bread, a half of the loaf is better than none. There are still other sections, now simply occupied by Indians, Aby executive order,@ upon which these tribes are held as prisoners, against their will--for they have begged the government, repeatedly, to let them go west to their old and better adapted homes. These millions upon millions of acres should be embraced in this present grant, and let the empire, of which they are the germ, burst out upon the world as the grandest state in the Union. Let these God=s grain fields be tickled by the hardy pioneer till they laugh with such a harvest of grain as shall fill the world=s granaries--till their cattle upon a thousand hills shall bellow gladness to the beef markets of Europe and America.

Yes, this should all be so. And, thank God, the powers that be are beginning to see it. But as chary as they are in their yielding, let us be glad--let Miriam=s song be sung, for our people are free, our feet are on a spot of the coveted prize. The rest will come. Justice must come, and our enemies must be satisfied to let it--only a little while, and Athe whole boundless universe is ours.@

Oklahoma War-Chief. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

The hearing of the cases of the Oklahoma people will take place at Topeka, in chambers, before Judge Foster, Nov. 11. The parties are Capt. D. L. Payne, P. M. Gilbert, Geo. F. Brown, and T. W. Echelberger, indicted at the last term of U. S. District Court at Wichita; A. C. McCord, N. T. Nix, W. M. Couch, Dan O=Neil, D. G. Greathouse, and John McGrew, transferred from Leavenworth, by consent of counsel, that all cases could be heard at once, being all alike charged with Aintruding upon the Indian territory.@ Will the case be determined this time? It is to be hoped, after so many postponements, that it will. But see if something does not postpone it again. Maybe, in view of the fact that the government is already yielding a little, they will now throw the bars all down by letting the case be heard, when all know the decision by the law in the case will vindicate the colonists and let the land be opened as a part of the public domain. Oklahoma War Chief. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.


Ayers= mill will start up today.

Chas. Burnett has a handsome line of confections.

Cowley County Bank displays a new sign conspicuously in front.

Theo. Fairclo wants a drug clerk immediately. Apply at his store.

Lots sold on two and three years= time by F. J. Hess, Real Estate Agent.

A. A. Newman and Co., will move into their new quarters in about 30 days.

A skating club is being organized. It will occupy the rink two nights of each week.

Last Sunday eight persons united with the M. E. Church; five by letter and three on probation.

Get your dinner with the ladies of the Baptist Church on election day. Help a good cause along.

MARRIED. Harry Wilcox, our freight conductor, and a Miss Rogers, of Wichita, were united in marriage last Monday.

J. W. Hutchison & Sons desire all knowing themselves indebted to the firm to call and settle immediately.

Visitors are welcome at the Chilocco schools. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are the best days to visit.

Two companies of colored cavalrymen passed through the city Monday, from the Territory to Ft. Leavenworth.

One hundred and fourteen Indian pupils are attending the Chilocco schools. Some Kiowa and Commanche children will be in shortly.

Judge W. P. Campbell, of Wichita, Democratic candidate for chief justice, will speak here on Monday evening next.

The ladies of the Baptist Church will, on election day, serve food and coffee, tea, etc., to the voters from 6 a.m. till midnight.

Marriage Licenses for the week: Peter Broderson and Mary Winter; Samuel Mohler; Lewis Cunaham; John Radcliff and Mary Reynolds.



Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

McLaughlin Bros., have a handsome pair of counter scales. They were manufactured by the Buffalo Scales Co., and in design are a beauty.

Did you see any Republicans out parading the streets Saturday evening, interfering with the Widow Halpin Guards in their marching?

G. W. Childers= wife=s funeral sermon will be preached here on Sunday, November 9th, at Highland Hall, by Rev. J. Davis, of Oswego, Kansas.

D. R. Darrough, living on the territory line, has lost 37 head of cattle with the Texas fever. Over 200 have had the disease and recovered.

Harry Farrar=s magnificent residence will soon be completed. It has been plastered and the joiners are now engaged in putting on the finish. It will be ready for occupancy in about three weeks.

Ochs & Nicholson=s display a handsome wire sign in front of their store room.

Last Tuesday Landes, Beall & Co., made a shipment of five carloads of flour to Texas.

L. E. Woodin, Jr., has secured the position as bookkeeper with Finney & Schiffbauer=s new trading post on the Osage reservation.

G. Washington Blick is billed to appear here on the 31st. Other speakers from abroad will be also present.

Jas. Moore had a horse stolen from his barn Saturday night. Thursday Mr. Moore, with the aid of the constable at Burden, captured the thief and recovered his horse.

During the month of September, E. L. Kingsbury, government forwarding agent, paid out $1,500 for supplies for the Indians, besides what they purchased themselves.

We have learned that 4,000 feet of hard lumber has been laid on the south Arkansas bridge. The bridge is now in good condition.

There will be a meeting of Republicans at the Guthrie schoolhouse in West Bolton Township next Tuesday evening. Good speakers will be present to address the audience.

C. C. Sollitt and wife have commenced housekeeping in their commodious cottage residence on 6th Street. Miss Minnie M. Stewart was the former name of Mr. Sollitt=s bride.

Elder W. Vanhoser, of Illinois, will preach in the east school building on next Lord=s day.

Mac Strait, working at the gravel pit, while coupling cars Tuesday had his small finger so badily mashed that it had to be amputated. Dr. Chapel performed the surgical operation.

Prof. Hadley was up from Chilocco schools Thursday. He informed us that the wire fence cut a short time ago has all been repaired. The first of the week someone gain cut the fence slightly.

J. E. Arnett has sold $700 worth of fruit and cideer produced on his farm this season. Mr. Arnett has disposed of $91 worth of cider alone, made out of apples which could not be otherwise utilized.





Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

Several days ago J. H. Punshon was down in the territory and secured an Indian hog--one of those elm-peelers you read about in Indiana--to race in the skating rink Saturday evening. Parties who never skated before will give chase to the animal. Look out for some fun.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

J. E. Finney and Chas. Schiffbauer have procured a license to trade with the Osage tribe on Grey Horse Creek, Osage reservation. They intend building a room thee. The lumber will be taken down next week. The firm name will be Finney & Schiffbauer, and will be under the management of Mr. Finney.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.


Mrs. J. W. Canfield is very sick this week.

Frank J. Hess visited Winfield Wednesday.

Dr. Rouse, of Oakland agency, was up the first of the week.

Frank Austin arrived home Tuesday and opened up a choice box of Havanas.

Rrobt Barrett is building a handsome residence on lots just west of Will Aldridge.

W. H. Glenn, of Plattsville, Missouri, is here visiting at the residence of J. E. Arnett.

Mis Lizzie Gatwood has been suffering from an attack of the chills and fever lately.

Lewis Steel and wife, of Newton, visited at the residence of Frank Beall lat Sunday.

A. Decker, of Hawley, Pennsylvania, was in town this week, visiting his nephews, Fred. And Howard Hawk.

Jacob Haney [? Handy ?] and family, of Arkansas, are visiting old neighbors in Silverdale Township this week.

A. W. Bates, Perry Taylor and wife, of Yankeetown, Indiana, were prospecting in Arkansas City this week.

Abraham Mann, of Dexter Township, presented us with four as nice apples as we could wish to see, Thursday.

Isaac Ochs has rented M. N. Sinnott=s residence and has sent for his family. They will be here in a week or so.

W. P. Marvel and family moved to Commanche County last Tuesday. His post office address will be Coldwater.

L. H. Northey was away on a visit this week. J. J. Clark acted as his substitute at the depot and as the Aescort.@

The little son of Conductor Myers was kicked by a horse Thursday. His lip was badly cut and jaw somewhat bruised.

J. W. Birdzell, of Pleasant Valley Township, brought in some handsome samples of the wine sap and Smigh cider varieties.

The first of the week C. M. Scott was down with a congestive chill. Yesterday he was perambulating our street again.

John Landes has been very sick this week. Mr. Landes started on another flour tour, but had to return, because of his sickness.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

D. D. Marquis, a teacher in the Chilocco schools, will return to his home at Olathe on a leave of absence to vote for Blaine and Logan.

J. Compton, of Zenith, Ohio, is in town this week. He is stopping at the residence of Ira Barnett. Mr. Compton is here buying cattle.

A. G. Heitkam went to Winfield Monday and secured several orders for suits of clothing. Mr. Heitkam=s fame as a tailor is fast spreading.

J. W. Ruby=s niece, Miss Halen H. Spurgeon, of Jackson County, Indiana, arrived in our city last Saturday and expects to make her home with them.

I. D. Harkleroad, of Silverdale Township, ws in town Tuesday, trying to nail up his damaged political fence, but it was of no avail. The nails would not clinch.

N. U. Hinkley returned to his home in Maine Friday of last week. Mr. Hinkley made hosts of friends while in our city. He will pay Chicago a short visit on his way back.

Mrs. T. R. Johns and Miss Lillian Write returned home the first of the week. They have been here for several days past visiting J. H. Hilliard and family and other friends.

John Cottingham and wife, of Floral, passed through Arkansas City yesterday en route for the territory, where he has gone to see about his cattle. They have the Texas fever.

Mrs. J. C. Lambdin, of Caldwell, is visiting at the residence of T. L. Mantor this week. Mrs. Lambdin is the wife of Judge Lambdin. She purchased several bills of goods during her stay in our city.

W. M. Jenkins, of Defiance, Iowa, arrived in Arkansas City Monday. Mr. Jenkins is of the legal fraternity and desires a place to make his future home. He is an old school mate and college chum of Rev. J. O. Campbell.

D. S. Page and family of Switzerland, were in town this week, visiting relatives. Monday, they in company with H. S. Davenport and family and others, went to the territory on a hunting expedition.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

C. E. Ward and Chas. Holloway returned from Clark County Monday. They left Frank Gage and John Pritchard there. They have taken claims near a town to be started and called Ashland. Messrs. Ward and Holloway will return in a few days.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

Maj. North of Platte County, Nebraska, was in town this week in the interest of the World=s Exposition at New Orleans. Maj. North is known as a Pawnee chief. At present he is a member of the Nebraska legislature. He came here to procure some Pawnee braves to take to the Exposition. Today he leaves for New Orleans with a band of twenty Pawnees.




Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

Frank J. Hess, on lots near Frank Beall=s residence, has commenced the erection of a handsome cottage residence. It will cost in the neighborhood of $3,000. We will wager our last summer straw hat that Frank contemplates, well never mind what, but wait and see.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

W. M. Jenkins, mentioned in another column as being here looking for a place to locate, has decided to try Arkansas City ffor his future home. Mr. Jenkins is an excellent attorney and will succceed in establishing an excellent law practice in this vicinity and district. He is now away at Topeka to get his family. They will all be here in about ten days.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

About two weeks ago, Fred Johnson came here from Ohio to see the country. Mr. Johnson is a Quaker, and desires, wherever he is locating, to bring with him a colony of Quakers from the Buckeye state. Mr. Johnson has returned home, but we hope that he may return with his followers and make Arkansas City their future home. The Quakers are a law-abiding people and are valuable citizens to a community.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

The Oklahoma War Chief, published at South Haven, says the Oklahoma country is being settled by squatters. An account of the settlement will be found on the inside of the REPUBLICAN. As an evidence that it is true, the soldiers have withdrawn from the disputed Territory. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

Wm. Barcaw, the Ablind tiger@ man, was taken to Winfield Saturday on refusal to pay his fine and costs assessed by Judge Kreamer, for selling liquor. His fine and costs amounted to over $300, and Mr. Barcaw by the time he lays it out in jail will have an excellent opportunity to ponder over the Prohibition question.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

Ridenour & Thompson will occupy their new quarters next week. They have just received a large stock of clocks, jewelry, etc., and will show the people what is what in a few days. Snyder & Gould have also received some of their stock of books, and stationery. Their opening will occur at the same time as Ridenour & Thompson=s.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

Fitch & Barron tell our readers this week what goods they are selling at cost. After pricing some of their goods, we concluded that they mean just what they say. Notions, laces, embroidery, hosiery, etc., all going at cost. This is an excellent opportunity for the ladies to improve if they desire any notions.


BID AD. AT COST! Notions, Underwear, Hosiery, Table Linen, Yarns, Clothing, Overalls, Lace, Embroidery, and our entire stock in the Dry Goods Line at actual cost.


A Full Line of Jewelry, Clocks and Watches, Rolled Plate, & Solid Goods. REPAIRING NEATLY & PROMPTLY DONE. ALL WORK GUARANTEED.



Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

AOur mayor, we understand, will circulate one thousand extra copies of the REPUBLICAN next Saturday. Traveler.@

The above was formulated without any foundation, and we hope our cotemporary will be more fair with us than the Winfield Courier was on Arkansas City=s excursion. While we are glad to know that the REPUBLICAN is in such great demand, we must deny the above charge.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

C. R. Stedman [Steadman???] is now the proprietor of the Arcade restaurant. He took possession Tuesday. Mr. Stedman will serve up oysters in all styles to the bi-valve loving community. He has hardly got accustomed yet to his new quarters, but in a short time he will throughly understand catering to the wants of patrons of the restaurant. We are glad the Arcade has fallen into such reliable hands.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

The Maine Cattle Company has received their charter. Monday evening they elected the following officers: President, N. C. Hinkley; vice-president, Geo. Howard; secreatary and treasurer, H. P. Farrar. The directors and stockholders are N. U. Hinkley, Geo. Howard, H. P. Farrar, Bradford Beall, Chas. Howard, Albert Worthley, S. P. Burress, and J. H. Sherburne. S. P. Burress will be the manager, and Albert Worthley, assistant manager.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

According to the Joplin papers, a young man named Charles Warnick, who claims to be a citizen of Galena, was arrested last Monday for carrying a concealed weapon. Tuesday he was fined $150 and costs in police court. It is also stated that he will be held to answer to the charge of highway robbery for Aholding up@ a boy and relieving him of 25 cents. Warnick left Arkansas City some time ago because of fear of being arrested for selling whiskey.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

The ladies of the Baptist Church will furnish oysters, coffee, etc., from 6 to midnight on election day. The friends in the town and country who know we are holding will oblige us by bringing in strangers and coming yourselves to patronize us. We are few in numbers and in this struggle for a church home, it behooves us to watch every opportunity to raise the means. Come out and assist us in helping ourselves. We will try to give you the worth of your money.

Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

The Death of Mrs. J. C. Duncan.

DIED. Friday at about high noontide the life of Mrs. J. C. Duncan became extinct. For over three years this estimable lady has been a sufferer of that dreaded disease, consumption. Skilled physicians have attended her, and all that a loving husband and children could have administered has been done. But alas, their hopes were blighted. Her death was not unexpected; it has been looked for for some time. This does not lessen the heart=s pain on the bereaved husband and children, for they could not realize the sad affliction until mother was gone. The now lonely husband and motherless children command the sympathy of all friends and acquaintances. To our youthful friend and employee, Campbell, the REPUBLICAN extends its hand of sympathy. Our hearts go out to the poor boy more strongly than ever, for we have always been warm friends. Mrs. Duncan=s funeral occurs today. The sermons will be preached at the First Presbyterian Church, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at 11 a.m. Her remains will be interred in the Arkansas City Cemetery.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

One of the largest single contracts ever made by the British Government was that awarded to Armour & Co., of Chicago, for 1,000,000 pounds of canned corn beef and 1,000 cases of bacon, for the army in Egypt. It is stated that half the contract was fulfilled by delivery at Woolwich, within an hour after the order was given, and on the same day the rest of the beef started from Chicago by flying freight train for New York. Champion.

Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.


Murdered at Hunnewell.

C. M. Hollister, deputy sheriff of Sumner County, and Deputy

U. S. Marshal, was shot and instantly killed about daylight Saturday morning near Hunnewell, by Bob Cross, a noted desperado, while attempting to arrest Cross. A posse from Caldwell went over Friday night to arrest Cross for abducting Mr. Haumume=s [? NOT SURE OF THIS NAME?] daughter last week, and found him with his wife. Hollister commanded him to surrender. He failed to respond, when the door was kicked open. The woman shut the door and it was again kicked open. Cross then fired two shots, but failed to hit anyone. The woman then came out of the house and the posse began arranging to fire it to get their man out. While Hollister was standing near the corner of the house guarding the door, Cross again fired and killed Hollister, as above stated. Mrs. Cross entered the house again and came out, followed closely by her husband, he keeping her between himself and the guns of the officers. Cross was covered by a Winchester and would have been killed, but his wife stepped before him and pulled the gun to her breast and held it there until he had escaped in the darkness. He escaped with nothing but his gun and shirt, but was captured some 14 [? Not sure of 14 ?] miles southwest of Hunnewell last Sunday morning. He was taken to Wellington, but removed to Winfield for fear that he would be mobbed. When the colored troops passed through Arkansas City, Monday, someone telephoned to Sheriff McIntire that a mob was coming to hang Cross. Our Sheriff hustled the prisoner off to El Dorado, where he now is. Hollister was one of the bravest and most daring men on the border, and was a terror to evil doers. His funeral took place Sunday.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

The Boomers= Meeting.

Last Saturday evening, AOklahoma@ Payne and J. Wade McDonald spoke to a large audience in the hall. Payne=s address was made up chiefly of threats against the persons who he claimed were preventing him and his followers from occupying the Oklahoma country. He said people were saying that a few men could not Abuck@ against the government, but he claimed that they were not Abucking@ against the government but against Secretary Teller, John J. Ingalls, and Senator Plumb, who objected to the settlement of that country because they had cattle interests there. He said that those men ought and will have to account for the murder of Mrs. Turl, and the cruel treatment of other men and women at their hands, and also for the burning of the houses of the poor settlers of Rock Falls; and for the treatment which he (Payne) had received.

Judge McDonald followed, who after a few introductory words, said that some years ago the Creek and Seminole Indians were moved from Georgia to lands west of the Mississippi, now known as the Indian Territory. In a few years the Creeks, finding that they had more land than they needed, ceded part of their land to the government and part to the Seminoles. A year or two afterward, the Seminoles ceded part of their land to the government, and that this land is now known as the Oklahoma country, and there was little doubt but that it is public land, and therefore open to settlement.

He said further that Republicans throughout the country were against Payne because they had interests in the Territory, while the leading Democratic orators and papers upheld Payne and condemned the actions of the party in power for not allowing these men to settle in the Oklahoma country, because they thought more of a Texas steer than of the welfare of the people.

Democracy tried to turn it into a rally for their party. The Widow Halpin Guards were out--110 in number--and marched and re-marched up and down Summit street. Then they marched and re-marched up and down Summit street again to the solitary rub-te-dub-dub of the drum. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.




Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

A AHorrible@ Deed.

Thursday morning Archie Dunn came into our office and inquired if we had seen the dead man at Fairclo=s Drug Store. We replied in the negative, and anxious to obtain a news item, plied him with questions concerning the affair. All he knew was that there was a dead man and for us to go and view him. Donning our street attire, we started. By the time we got under headway on the street there were a number going in the same direction and a large number of grinning citizens returning. We did not Acatch on,@ but went to see. We arrived and then found, sure enough, a dead--wooden--man, manufactured by some genius. Of course, we didn=t feel chagrined at all, but the information coming from quiet Archie Dunn threw us entirely off our guard and we were badly fooled with the rest of the curious.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

A Banquet.

D. Brunswick, proprietor of the Arcade Clothing House, tendered a banquet to Southwell=s band, of Wellington, last Saturday night, at the Windsor Hotel. This band furnished the music for Mr. Brunswick=s opening of the Arcade, and Mr. Brunswick, who is noted far and near for his liberality, gave them all a square meal, composed of the choicest viands of the season. A merry and jolly crowd it was that gathered around the table to eat and drink to the health of the proprietor of the Arcade and its manager. Sam Wile presided at the head of the table and commanded all to eat and be merry.

Southwell=s band has only been under Mr. Southwell=s instructions but a short time, but the music rendered by them is excellent. He is the composer of all music played by the band. The following are the members of this organization: George Southwell, P. J. Ivers, W. A. Myers, Jas. Wells, H. C. Werden, Ferd Evans, Ralph Folks, Thos. Butzbock, C. A. Davis, and C. A. Wood.

This is the first banquet prepared by Mr. McIntyre since he assumed control of the Windsor, but it showed former practice. The Windsor has an excellent cook.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

West Bolton Disturbances [? NOT SURE OF LAST WORD ?].

Farmers are generally busy gathering corn. It is better than anticipated.

We have had a finer prospect for wheat although it was generally late.

Theaker school opened on the 6th inst. S. J. Gilbert is the ruling factor.

Mr. Annis is building a fine house. He says the old house is a nuisance.

About forty of our West Bolton citizens were over to the Republican rally at Arkansas City, and Mr. J. A. Scott was the only Democrat there. He says he sort=er believes that Grover is not the man. We say he is not, and give three cheers for Blaine and Logan.


We are minus a friend, says our worthy Superintendent, when we are minus money.

Mr. S. D. Collinson has just completed his barn by having John Shurts [DO THEY MEAN SHURTZ?] to put a fine cupola on it.

Mr. Isaac Shurts [Again, do they mean Shurtz?] is a grandpap, made so last week. Ira says the boy is fine stock.

Silas, a son of Rev. J. J. Broadbent, was thrown from his pony while on the road home from school. He had his left shoulder dislocated and will not be able to attend school for some time.

Mr. Johnson, on the Al. Pruden place, is very low from a stroke of paralysis.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

Police Court.


H. Gage, drunk, $5 and costs.

G. Loper, drunk, $5 and costs.

Jerry McGee, violating dram shop ordinance, $24.50.

Mollie Mansfield and Mollie Roe for misdemeanor, $24.


Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.

The Arkansaw editor of the Democrat says: AThe Republicans held a drunken ogre in Arkansas City Tuesday night of last week.@

Our Webster says Ogre means Aan imaginary monster who lived on human beings.@ Yes, we saw it Charlie; and it had a man at the head of the column who yelled for Jeff Davis, but the Republicans held the ogre--at bay--just the same as it did 20 years ago. For proof that the man did yell for Jeff Davis, we would refer you, as we did once before, to the secretary of the Democratic representative convention.






Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Latest from Oklahoma.

H. A. Stade and five others have just returned from a trip into Oklahoma. They went to Council Grove, on the North Canadian, and found Mr. Nugent=s people at that point under guard of twenty-two colored troops, Ninth U. S. Cavalry, company K, Lieutenant Wright, one of the most pleasant gentlemen in the army of the west. Nugent=s arrest was under orders from headquarters to remove him and his people to the line; but owing to the severe sickness of Mr. Nugent=s daughter, the order was not carried into effect. The military state that they will be taken out as soon as possible.

It now appears that Mr. Nugent=s Apermit,@ that he spoke of and showed, emanated only from the A. & P. Railroad company; and his Apost office@ appointment was only a blank application. The permit would be good if the A. & P. had a road located there; but as it is, it is nothing. The Chief regrets having given rise to hopes so soon to be blasted; but its reports came straight from Mr. Nugent, who, it appears, was over-sanguine to say the least. Oklahoma War-Chief.



Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.


It is estimated that when the Washington monument is completed, the total cost will be $1,120,000.

The tallest tree in California is 450 feet high, and the largest in circumference measures ninety-four feet.

A Texas man, 96 years of age, lately died from the anguish caused by cutting his third set of teeth.

Only seven Jews have been taken with the cholera in France. The Jewish diet is one of the healthiest in the world.

The postmaster general himself appoints all postmasters whose compensation does not exceed $1,000.

Opium has increased twenty-five percent in price since the Chinese war. Dealers in California anticipated this and are reaping a harvest.

France=s foreign wars are costing her millions of dollars, yet destitution is rapidly spreading among the laboring classes, and the budget to aid the poor has been greatly increased.

Miss Carrie Welton, the young lady who froze to death in the snow storm on Long=s Peak in September, left a fortune of $250,000 to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of New York.

The eight Arabs who landed in New York last March penniless, but laden with beads and crosses made from wood from the Mount of Olives, are about to return to their native land rich enough to buy camels and become merchants.

An Italian admiral has invented a shrapnel shell for the one-hundred-ton gun; at thirty yards from the cannon=s mouth, it bursts, throwing forward seventy-five smaller projectiles, which in turn burst, strewing in fanshape a thick shower of balls and fragments with terribly destructive effect.

Robert Williams, of Nebraska, a good man without vices, a member in high standing in the church, superintendent of Sunday schools, a prominent prohibitionist, and a candidate for election on the St. John ticket, has skipped to Canada with $27,000 of other people=s money.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.


Scratched tickets were plentiful.

Leland Hotel has a new register.

D. A. Robnett is building a cottage in town.

G. A. Perry is doing insurance for Meigs & Howard.

Creswell says unanimously for Cowley to buy the bridges.

John Myrtle is building a residence on his farm, west of town.

J. L. Howard has received his commission and seal as notary public.



Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Thursday evening a social gathering was held at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Benedict.

Mrs. J. W. Heck entertained a few friends Monday evening with a taffy pulling.

The carpenter work on Thos. Kimmel=s new residence was completed Wednesday.

Mrs. J. E. Arnett purchased a bill of lumber for a new residence on her farm west of town.

The present population of Kansas is 1,135,614--an increase of 106,885 within the past year.

N. M. Anderson and L. N. Stamper are each building neat cottages in the northwest part of the city.

Court adjourned last Monday. The jail is full of prisoners. None but criminal cases were tried.

Robert Haynes, residing ten miles east of the city, is building a $1,000 residence on his farm.

The Delmonico has been refitted. New shelving has been put in and other improvements made.

Wellington is moving for a proposition to vote bonds to build a road from Kansas City to that place.

J. Frank Smith=s residence is framed on North Summit street. He has a stable also in course of erection.

A. Hable has closed up his auction room and gone east. He will return here shortly and open up an auction dry goods store.

Will Mowry remained up almost all night waiting on returns Tuesday. Consolation did not come until about half-past two a.m.

Thursday excursion tickets were sold at the Santa Fe depot to Chicago for $13.50. Cut rates to all points in the east at present.

A. V. Alexander & Co., have had their office lettered and every other place possible around the lumber yard. A. V. believes in advertising.

Brown & Pell have moved their boot and shoe establishment to the room formerly occupied by A. Hable, two doors south of the Windsor Hotel.

A man and a boy, on C. M. Scott=s ranch, became involved in a dispute Monday morning, resulting in the man striking the boy and getting arrested.

L. V. Coombs has rented one of the Building Association=s cottages. His mother has rented her property southwest of the city and will move to town and keep house for Lute. So he says.

Chas. Bundrum, our new Emporia butcher, opened his meat market Wednesday morning. Mr. Bundrum styles his market the ARed Front,@ and it is a neat establishment.

1,096 votes polled in Creswell Township.

Election bets were frequent and numerous.

John T. Goodnight is building a $600 residence.

The new schoolhouse will be rteady for occupancy next week.

John Nichols is building a barn on his farm east of the Walnut.

Adam Yourt, eight miles east of the city, is putting up a $1,000 residence.

Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Now, the election is over, let us all put forth our best energies to upbuild Arkansas City.

Mrs. G. W. Childer=s funeral sermon will be preached tomorrow in Highland Hall at 2 p.m.

Election judges were all night Tuesday and all day Wednesday counting the vote of Creswell Township.

The Chickasaw police cut over 1,000 miles of cattlemen=s fencing in the Nation, and now there is a row in the council about paying for their services, they claiming $8,000. War-Chief. [Boomer item?]

Messrs. Sanborn and Gordon, our woolen mill men, have been notified to come to Arkansas City immediately. Work will begin on the building as soon as they arrive.

Frank H. Brown, residing near Constant, has purchased lumber with which to build a cottage on his place. Mr. Brown lately took unto himself a wife and is nor preparing a new cage.

The returns displayed on our bulletin boards were conflicting. One could gaze and see Blaine carries New York by a large majority. In a few moments afterward just the reverse was displayed.

Barbers refused to shave Republicans Tuesday night as the returns began to come in, but Wednesday morning they couldn=t shave on account of the broad grin which overspread their countenance.

Burglars entered the post offiice at New Salem last Thursday night, drilled into the iron safe; blew it open, and secured $120 worth of cash and jewelry. The thieves live near that place and are spotted. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Mrs. Geo. Metcalf, living just over the line in Sumner County, has been visiting in Nebraska. Tuesday she telegraphed to her husband and relatives that their little daughter was dying. She arrived here yesterday.

Track laying from Millerton on the Ft. Scott road will commence sometime next week and it won=t be long until the old snorting engine will be in our city. The grading will soon be completed from here to that point. Argonia Clipper.

John F. Hoffman purchased the old M. E. Parsonage and has removed it to lots west of the M. E. Church. Stone has been hauled for the new parsonage and work will commence shortly. They are at work now on the excavation.

In this issue of the REPUBLICAN, Gould and Snyder fling their banner to the breeze. Their bookstore no longer goes by the appellation of P. O. Bookstore, but in keeping with the times, they have changed its name to the City Book Store.

Judge Pyburn, in a dispute with Pete Yount, was called a falsifier of the truth. The Judge=s honor would not permit such a vile slander, so he retaliated by laying his hand unkindly on Yount=s ear. Major Woodin interposed his manly form, and on account of our committeeman=s elephantine proportion, Yount was unable to discern his pugilistic friend. No damage done to anyone.



Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Creswell=s returns show how faithful she was to the charge entrusted to her. She was faithful to her representative. Frank Schiffbauer ran well. He and his friends worked like Turks to secure his election and it seemed as if he was bound to get there. Fate was against him. Harkleroad took third place on the ticket in this township.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

The undersigned desires to thank the good people of Arkansas City for their noble efforts in saving his residence and barn from being consumed by the flames at the time of the burning of Mitts & Jones= carpenter shop. I feel very much indebted to my friends for this kind act and hope I may be able to do them at some future time an equal favor. Respectfully,


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

The Baptist Church is ready for plastering.

Newman & Co., are moving into their new store room.

A protection against fire is what is needed in Arkansas City.

Twelve teams of merchandise started for Ferd, Indian Territory, Thursday. [Ferd...???]

Bob Cross, the murderer of Deputy U. S. Marshal Hollister, has been taken back to Wellington.

About $70 was netted by the ladies of the Baptist Church at their supper in Highland Hall election night.

A ten percent assessment has been made on the stockholders of the woolen mills. Now look out for the building.

The foreman of our roller department, Will Wagner, is quite an artist on the Puck style. He is quite efficient with the faber in drawing.

The Equal Suffrage Club will meet with Mrs. M. L. Matlack, Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 3-1/2 p.m. All interested are invited to attend.

Jake Kreamer challenged a Democratic voter Tuesday and in consequence the said Democratic voter let Jake run against his fist real hard.

Drs. Love and Westfall were exceedingly jubilant election night as they heard from New York, and out of the great charity of their hearts sustined us in our hour of tribulation.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

The boat to be used in going down the Arkansas is completed. It was launched Wednesday, and Thursday the cabin was erected. Yesterday the crew, consisting of Engineer Moorhead, Frank Bealls, and others, departed on their venture down the river.






Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Mitts & Jones= carpenter shop was destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon of last week. Loss something over $300, besides about $60 worth of tools belonging to their employees. J. P. Musselman=s house was barely saved from being burned. The fire was caused by children starting a bon fire.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

The surveyors on the Kansas City & Southwestern railroad have surveyed through this city to Winfield and Arkansas City, and pronounce it the most practical route that could be found. The track will cost but little, the route being almost level. There seems to be little doubt that the road if built will go over this route, and the managers of the company assure us that the road will be certainly be built, as it will fill a long felt want in Southern Kansas, and will be a paying piece of property. Let the locomotive come, but keep off the track. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

A slight feeling sprung up between the telephone exchange and Western Union Telegraph company, as to who should furnish the election returns. The matter was settled by both furnishing them. The operator at Winfield agreed not to receive any messages if they were transmitted to Arkansas City by telephone. It looked for a time as if the Western Union Telegraph Company was about to triumph, but Will McConn on Tuesday afternoon went to Winfield and in the evening when the messages began to arrive, began telephoning them to the Arkansas City exchange, and as they arrived here, were posted up.

Will remained there for two days and by perseverance Agot there,@ giving the returns as they arrived in Winfield. As a consequence, Winfield did not have a bulletin board, but the dispatches were read in the opera house. They furnished returns until yesterday.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

The election dispatches were received at A. Brunswick=s Arcade Clothing House Tuesday night and Wednesday. A large bulletin board was set up in one of their mammoth show windows, which was lighted up by an electric lamp. The crowd congregated in front of the Arcade until the street was almost blockaded, and as Albert Levy wrote the dispatches on the bulletin board, so fluctuated the hopes of the audience. Cheer after cheer resounded in the air as the gains for their favorite candidate was made known, and when no dispatches were before the crowd, they were for Brunswick and the Arcade. Two messenger boys were kept busy running with the news between the depot and the Arcade. The store was elegantly arranged, and on account of the politeness of the managers of the Arcade, many acquaintances were formed and friends made.





Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.


Miss May Harpole is very sick.

C. E. Ward went to Winfield Wednesday.

Mrs. Archie Dunn went to Wichita Tuesday afternoon.

DIED. An infant son of O. S. Ball died last Friday night.

O. P. Houghton is down with the chills and fever.

F. P. Schiffbauer=s baby has been sick the past week.

John W. Scott, Ponca agent, was here and voted Tuesday.

Will McConn was in Winfield Tuesday and Wednesday.

Campbell Duncan, our head typo, registers with the sick this week.

Miss Jennie Lowry, of Winfield, is visiting Mrs. Wm. Benedict this week.

Riley Rogers, Searing & Mead=s head miller, is building an addition to his residence.

During Isaac Och=s absence in the east, Manly Capron is officiating in the Bee-Hive.

Chas. Leavitt and Capt. Nipp were down from Winfield Sunday airing their political complexion.

J. A. McCormick, of Darlington, Indian Territory, was registered at the Leland the first of the week.

Mr. Godfrey, father of O. F. Godfrey, is in town this week prospecting. Mr. Godfrey is a resident of Chicago.

W. I. French, of Ponca Agency, adorrned the Leland Hotel registry Tuesday with his hiroglypics. [THINK THEY MISSPELLED LAST WORD.]

Dr. Will Carlisle, has accepted a position in Theo. Fairclo=s drug store. He commences duty next Monday.

Geo. Cunningham has re-fitted up his agricultural office handsomely. A new desk and carpet adorn the room.

Rev. N. S. Buckner will go to Baltimore next month to attend the centenary convention. Rev. Buckner is a delegate.

E. G. Gray, local editor of the Traveler, on Tuesday left for Waterloo, Iowa. Ed. said he would return about the 1st of December.

The Misses Collins and Lewis, teachers in our public schools, were off duty the first of the week on account of the chills.

Mrs. A. W. Berkey, of Kansas City, is visiting relatives in Geuda Springs. Mrs. Berkey is the wife of Judge Jas. Christian=s son-in-law.

J. V. Hull, of Milton, Kentucky, arrived in Arkansas City Wednesday. He has accepted a position with Mowry & Sollitt. Mr. Hull is a friend of John Ingliss.

J. P. Musselman was over from Silverdale Township Thursday. Mr. Musselman will be here for a few days. He is engaged in repairing his livery barn. [OUCH! THEY SAID MUSSLEMAN! ???]

E. B. Multer, mentioned as E. B. Mulen, in last week=s REPUBLICAN, as being a newcomer, has secured a position in Newman & Co.=s dry goods store.

Mr. Chas. Harter, and Mr. Arthur Bangs, of Winfield, and Mrs. A. Perkins, who is visiting in Winfield, from Australia, were guests of Mrs. Wm. Benedict Wednesday.

Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Frank Dunham, manager of the New Jersey Cattle Company, in with Maj. Sleeth, gave the REPUBLICAN a call Thursday. Mr. Dunham informs us that the company at present has 1,200 cattle, but are buying all the time. He came here two weeks ago from New Jersey. The ranch is located 30 miles southeast of Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

W. Scott Cook, of Anadarko, Indian Territory, besides purchasing a large bill of goods of Newman & Co., treated the Diamond Front in a like manner. About 15,000 pounds of grocery stock commenced going to Fred, [EARLIER THEY HAD FERD...???] Indian Territory, Wednesday. Mr. Cook is convinced that Arkansas City is the place to do most of his trading. Our flouring mills were spoken of by him in glowing terms.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Frank Anderson, the fat and jolly traveling man of S. C. Moody & Co., Kansas City, came in Thursday and said Cleveland was elected. After hearing him quote the prices on printing material, we denied the assertion, because print paper had raised 1/4 cent per pound. If it had been so, it should have gone down 1/4 cent.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

W. M. Jenkins returned from Topeka with his family Wednesday. Mr. Jenkins, as soon as he can obtain a suitable residence, will commence housekeeping. He is a lawyer and will in a short time open his law office and commence the practice of his profession. He is the college chum of Prof. Campbell, who some time ago said he was desirous of locating in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

W. Scott Cook returned to Anadarko yesterday.

J. A. McCornick is a good photographer, and he is succeeding nicely.

L. V. Coombs went to Wichita Wednesday to hear the election returns.

Isaac Ochs and family and Enos Kuhlman=s family will arrive the first of next week.

J. F. Dellzell and wife, of Cheyenne Agency, were up visiting at the residence of A. C. Gould. They returned Thursday.

Superintendent Nickerson, of the Santa Fe, was in the city last Monday. He was here looking after a proposed side track at Constant.

Chas. Schiffbauer and Ed. Finny [think it is Finney] left for Chicago Thursday to purchase their stock of goods for their trading post in the Indian Territory.

G. W. Ramage and family, living near Constant, on election day started for Mr. Ramage=s old home, Bloomington, Indiana, to visit relatives.

Prof. Plank, of Topeka, will deliver in this city five lectures shortly, in the interest of the flora of Kansas. Anyone desiring to hear some good botanical lectures should attend.

Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Daniel Dean, a dry goods merchant of Madrid, Iowa, nephew of Calvin Dean, was in town Wednesday. Mr. Dean desired to move his stock to Arkansas City, but could find no suitable room. Mr. Dean left on the same day to prospect in other portions of Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

S. V. Goeden is once more in business. He has purchased a half interest in the St. Louis Restaurant of Chas. Burnett. The new firm is Goeden & Burnett. We are glad to see Mr. Goeden behind his former counters, and hope he will conclude to remain there.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

A great deal of complaint is made by the traveling public of there being no fire in the waiting room of the Santa Fe depot at Winfield. Winfield should by all means Apoke up@ the fire and give out some warmth to her Arkansas City neighbors.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.



L. P. KING, R. 455.




HENRY E. ASP, R. 612.

JOS. O=HARE, D. 475.

Henry Asp ran ahead of Blaine and Logan; and in fact, polled the largest vote of any candidate on the ticket. The Telegram must feel terribly Aset down@ by this vindication of Mr. Asp=s character by the vote of the people.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

The Woolen Mills.

Beyond a doubt now the woolen mills are a fixed fact. In our local columns mention is made of an assessment of 10 percent on the stockholders and the ordering of Messrs. Gordon and Sanburn to Arkansas City. We are informed that as soon as they arrive, work will commence on the building. It will be erected somewhere on the banks of the canal, but just where it is not yet definitely settled. But the principal thing is we are sure of the woolen mill.

The great benefit from having this industry located here can readily be seen. Our closest wool market is Kansas City. By this new acquisition, a market is opened up in Arkansas City. The price of wool will be advanced and the sheep interest will be made a greater item than ever. Steady employment will be given a number of our laborers at good wages, and will also be the means of bringing several residents to our town. Our magnificent water power will be utilized to a greater extent than ever, thereby enhancing the wealth of the community as well as the canal company. These are but a few of the leading advantages afforded Arkansas City by the location of the woolen mills at this point.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Another Luscious Plum for Arkansas City.

The Cowley County Water Power and Manufacturing company have obtained a charter for the purpose of constructing a canal from the Arkansas River in Beaver Township to Arkansas City. The following officers were elected for the first year.

President: M. L. Reed.

Vice President: J. C. Long.

Treasurer: N. E. Haight.

Secretary: I. H. Bonsall.

They propose to construct a canal for the purpose of supplying water for irrigation and power for mills and manufacturing purposes. They cut across a large bend in the river, getting the advantage of the fall of the river for fifteen miles or more, which will give a fall of fifty feet, if returned to the Arkansas River, and seventy feet if run across the town site and turned into the Walnut.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Miss Flora Wilcox deposes before R. U. Hess this week and publishes a statement in the Traveler, saying that we insulted her in the transaction of business. For the information of the public, we would like to say we have three bona fide residents of Arkansas City who will testify that we never used any language to Miss Wilcox except what might be said in the parlors of the best lady in the land with perfect etiquette. Our three witnesses heard the conversation and if necessary will testify as to our language. Miss Wilcox told us that Mr. Standley came to her and offered to do her printing $1.50 cheaper than the REPUBLICAN. We simply said Awe did not believe it, and that Mr. Standley had more common sense than to do such a thing.@ That was our Ainsult,@ friends, of which Miss Wilcox says we are guilty. Just why the Traveler should give vent to Miss Wilcox=s anger, we fail to see. We have always endeavored to treat Mr. Standley with due respect and reverence. As to the merchants allowing their names to be used vouching for her behavior while in their presence we have nothing to say, but as to advising Miss Wilcox to publish her statement they, all we have talked with, deny. We feel grateful to those of our friends who would not allow their names to be used in any such manner.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Rev. I. N. Moorehead was here this week, visiting with his former parishioners. He was a guest of James Hill. Yesterday he took passage on the Miller boat down the Arkanss on a recreation trip, but will return in a few days. Mr. Moorehead was formerly pastor of the M. E. Church here, but is now stationed at Pueblo, Colorado. In the west he has been delivering a lecture entitled AThe Real Power.@ His many friends have prevailed on him to deliver the same lecture here on Friday night, Nov. 14, in Highland Hall. An admission fee will be charged: 50 cents for reserved seats and 25 cents general admission.



Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Messrs. J. J. Jones and Will Smith, of the Washington Civil Service, were in the city this week visiting with their old friend, Mr. N. A. Haight. They were in the government survey of the Indian Territory with Mr. Haight for five years. This was an extremely AWild West@ in those days, some eleven years ago, and the wonderful changes were astonishing to them. Having cast their last vote in 1873 before going to D. C., at what was then their residence, Arkansas City, they put in their votes while here for the straight ticket. The law makes the residence of civil service employees in non-suffrage Washington only temporary. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

In another column appears the notice of the incorporation of another canal company. Should this scheme be put into execution, there is no doubt as to the benefits arising therefrom. Arkansas City will be surrounded by water power, and it will be of sufficient force to run all the machinery in the state of Kansas. Should we ever be so fortunate in inducing enough manufactories to locate at Arkansas City, we can string them out from here to Geuda Springs on one canal and from the Walnut to the Arkansas.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

The young people will give a social Tuesday evening, the 11th, at the residence of Rev. L. B. Fleming. A cordial invitation is given for old and young to be present. The young ladies have arranged some-thing new in the way of entertainment and ask all to come.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

J. H. Punshon has disposed of his interest in the skating rink to a brother-in-law of L. H. Braden. He still remains with them until the new company become initiated.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

C. T. Atkinson is going to Commanche County next week.

Ed. Greer was elected state senator from the 66th district.

Mr. Warner, Charlie Hutchins= father-in-law, thinks of making Arkansas City his future home.


Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.


Arkansas City REPUBLICAN. Sirs: What is the reason we did not get the REPUBLICAN last week? As the REPUBLICAN is the newspaper of Arkansas City, we would like to have it regularly. News is a great treat to us.


It gives us pleasure to know that our paper is so much desired by those who wish to learn the current events of the day; but in answer to Mr. Powell=s question, we would say that we have always been careful to mail him a paper every week, and if he does not receive it, we are not at fault.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Indian Appropriations.

Below are estimates of the appropriations required for the support of the Indians the next fiscal year.

Current expenses, salaries, etc., $268,500;

present appropriation, $218,300.

Fulfilling treaties with and support of Indian tribes $3,194,355;

present appropriation, $2,574,419.

General incidental expenses of the service, $184,800;

present appropriation, $141,800.

Trust funds, $95,170; miscellaneous supports (for the benefit of Indians not provided for by treaty) $1,432,500;

present appropriation, $1,201,500.

Miscellaneous $693,200;

present appropriation, $518,000.

Indian schools $1,369,724;

present appropriation, $989,600.

Total estimated expenditure $7,238,049;

present appropriation, $5,738,789.


The report of Inspector Haworth, in charge of Indian schools, shows an average attendance of pupils the last fiscal year of 3,916 at borading and 1,756, or about 32 percent larger than the preceding year, excluding all missionary schools and pupils placed in state educational schools. The report shows that there are 40,000 Indian children old enough to attend school. At the Chilocco school, 7,000 acres of land have been reserved for the benefit of pupils, so they may find homes immediately upon finishing their education. Two new school houses are provided for in the estimates--one at Devil=s Lake, Dakota, and one at Wichita Agency, south of here--and with the expected developments and enlargements of schools, seven in operation, it is believed that all applicants can be accommodated. The general superintendent of Indian schools recommends that pupils who may hereafter complete school terms when of proper age, be admitted to United States citizenship, and the same privilege be extended those Indians who have left their tribes and become possessed of property. In this connection it shows that the number of Indians who have thus quitted their tribes and become taxpayers rose from 25,731 in 1870 to 66,407 in 1880, an increase of 40,767 during ten years.

Cheyenne Transporter.



Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

The long talked of cattlemen=s convention will assemble next Monday. There will be nearly 900 delegates in attendance, and it is estimated that one thousand cattlemen from the northwest, Texas, and Europe will be present. It will be the first time the stockmen of the entire country ever met in convention. The chief objects of the convention are, by united action, to obtain better protection for the cattle interests of the country and a national organization. Endeavors will also be made to secure national legislation on the subject of contagious diseases and thus prevent the conflict of authority now existing in many states. Another important subject of discussion will be that of an international trail. Cattlemen desire the government to set aside a trail from Texas to the British possessions 2,200 miles long by six miles wide as a highway for Texas cattle to the northwest pastures. Texas is now recognized as a vast herding farm, and yearlings are sent to the northwest to fatten. Still another subject will come before the convention, but these, perhaps, are the most important.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.


Our merchants are making large shipments of game now.

The drunken Aogre@ was loose on our streets Wednesday evening.

Meigs & Howard have a new real estate sign in front of their office.

School will be commenced in the new school building next Monday morning.

Communion services will be held in the first Presbyterian church tomorrow.

We congratulate ourselves that Campbell Duncan is again at his case this week.

D. B. Dyer, agent of the Cheyenne, paid that tribe their annuity fund Thursday.

Brown & Pell report their trade as much improved since getting into their new quarters.

Jos. Perry is building a substantial residence in the neighborhood of Ira Barnett=s dwelling.

A certain hotel of Wellington serves whiskey, wine, and other intoxicating drinks as a dessert.

Kansas down everything and consequently Allan Ayers was down with the billious fever.

Hip, Hurrah. Work commenced on the bridge at Harmon=s Ford yesterday noon and will be pushed as rapidly as possible.

Brown & Pell have a new boot and shoe sign and down in the corner in very small letters it bears the imprint of Braggins.

Eight Cheyenne children will arrive here Monday. They will leave in the afternoon for Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where they will attend school.

A popcorn social at G. W. Cunningham=s residence Thursday evening furnished enjoyment for a number of Arkansas City=s merry-makers.

BIRTH. J. M. Eastep [DO THEY MEAN ESTEP?] and wife were made happy at their home in West Bolton Township last Sunday by the advent of a boy into the family circle.

G. W. Miller & Co., this week, completed putting in hot air furnaces in H. P. Farrar=s residence, both the school houses and the new post office building.

Good board at reasonable rates can be obtained at Mrs. Stewards= House on corrner N.E. of new school house.



Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Jim Alke-Dah, second chief of the Otoe tribe, was arrested Saturday of last week by Capt. Rarick at that Agency for cattle stealing. He was taken before Judge Bonsall, U. S. Commissioner, and bound over to appear November 19 in the sum of $1,000. Jim gave the required bond.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

The A. T. & S. F. is selling tickets to St. Louis for $11.70 and to Chicago for $12.70. Tickets to all eastern points on the same basis.

Lost. Between the Presbyterian Church and T., R. Houghton=s residence, a gold neck chain. Leave at Houghton=s harness store.

Newman & Co., will commence removing their stock Monday to their new quarters. They will have the largest dry goods store in Cowley County.

F. W. Farrar, while in St. Louis, will purchase a thoroughbred stallion. He has his eye on a Aflyer@ which was bred in Maine. He belongs to the Knox breed.

McDowell Bros., have received a pair of the finest counter scales for their meat market we have seen for some time. They have also put in more counter room.

Another car load of bridge iron and timber for the Harmon=s Ford Bridge arrived the first of this week. The material is nearly all here and work will commence at once.

Harry Hill and Frank Landes while attending the anvils at the Democratic ratification Wednesday evening had their faces somewhat burned by the premature explosion of the powder.

Johnnie Breene arrested Wm. Perry and Ed. Bass, two negroes, for stealing corn from Bass=s father Wednesday morning. They were taken before Judge Kreamer and disposed of Thursday.

V. M. Ayers= mill is now running at its utmost capacity. Mr. Ayers is making two barrels of flour where he formerly made one. The Venu Star is the brand and is equal to any made in the city.

Work on the bridge across the Walnut at Harmon=s ford commenced yesterday. The remainder of the timber has been shipped and will be here shortly. The head bridge builder is here now.

Last Saturday morning as Manley Capron was building a fire in the Bee-Hive store, he was severely burned in the face. The fire puffed out of the stove door as he touched the match to the kindlings.

Cass Endicott kicked a light out of G. W. Miller & Co.=s show window last Saturday night. Later on in the evening someone threw a large stone, striking the sash and shivering several lights to atoms.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Kellogg & Coombs will move into Newman=s brick next week. Their handsome new show cases have already arrived, and when they open you will see one of the handsomest drug stores in Kansas.

Oyster supper at Blakeney=s new store building next Wednesday evening by the M. E. Society.





Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Judge Bonsall this week presented us with a photograph view of the buildings on the east side of Summit street from Sixth avenue south, including the Commercial block building. It is 12 x 16 inches in size, and shows the work of an artist.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Can=t we get up some kind of a fire company? Some scheme that will afford a little protection from the dreaded element? Say a bucket brigade to start with. Can our merchants and businessmen afford to let this matter rest as it is during the coming winter?


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

J. H. Hilliard, while walking down the driveway of his livery stable, slipped and fell. He had a water bucket in his hand and as he sat down in the shape of the letter V, he threw up his hands to catch himself, the bucket striking him on the head and inflicting a painful scalp wound.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Our farmer friends say wheat never looked better at this season of the year than now. The acreage sown is large. The prevailing low prices seem not to have discouraged our wheat growers.

Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

The social at Rev. Fleming=s residence, given by the young ladies, was a most enjoyable affair.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

MARRIED. Married last Monday evening at the residence of the bride=s parents, in Fredonia, Kansas, R. C. Howard and Miss Fannie Defever. They arrived in Arkansas City on the noon train Wednesday.



Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Communion services will be held at the U. P. Church on tomorrow. Rev. Findley of Independence, Missouri, is expected here to assist in the services, but he may possibly be detained at home.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

There will be no service at Highland Hall tomorrow. Rev. Walker will be away attending the State Conference at Topeka. The society expects to have a room so far completed as to have services in the church hereafter.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Now comes G. W. Miller to the front. He is the Aboss@ potato man of Arkansas City. He brought us down some samples of Irish potatoes Wednesday. They were the second crop and were as large as an ordinary potato. He dug a crop the last of September and can now almost refill his cellar from the same patch.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

The A. T. & S. F. is selling tickets to St. Louis and return for $14.15. Every stock man in the county should attend the Cattle Men=s convention next week. Matters of importance to the stock interest of the country will come before the meeting, and a move will be made looking to the establishment by the government of a national trail 1,200 miles long by six wide from Texas to British North America.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

During the stay of the Edwin Clifford troupe in our city a short time ago Miss Constance Stanley, Mrs. Louisa Haven, and others of the combination, hearing of J. A. McCormick=s skill as an artist, through their acquaintance, Albert Levy, called on him to sit for a negative. Jim did such good work that the troupe promises to become lucrative patrons of his art gallery. Miss Stanley takes two hundred cabinets at one order, and the remainder will probably do likewise.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Theo. Fairclo made a wager with Joe Finkleberg should Cleveland be elected that he would wheel him around town in one of those Ahandsome one-wheeled chariots@ for sale at the hardware stores, and on Wednesday evening paid his wager in full. Joe secured a wheelbarrow and trimmed it up in grand style with the stars and stripes. Of course, the chariot did not resemble the one that Elijah ascended up in nor did it look like Hannah Maria=s family carriage, but it amused Joe and made Theo. sweat and furnished fun for the boys and thus it was that homage was paid to Cleveland.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Winfield voted solidly for the purchase of her bridges and scratched Arkansas City=s. Unintentionally Winfield when she scratched us did us a favor. As it is now the Winfield bridges are on the county and only $5 can ever be appropriated for the maintenance of them. Our bridges remain on the township yet. If Winfield had acted squarely, and voted solidly as the Courier stated she did for the purchase of Cowley=s bridges, all our bridges would now be in the same fix as Winfield=s and only $5 could have ever been expended for the maintenance of Cresswell=s bridges in the future. He that scratches last scratches best and longest.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Between 6 and 7 o=clock Tuesday evening while J. C. Coulter, of West Bolton Township, was crossing the west Arkansas bridge, with a traction-engine, a span of the bridge gve away, precipitating the engine and three men into the river. Mr. Coulter was pretty badly bruised about the neck and shoulders, Shannon Herrin had his hip injured, and Edward Klepzig his knee. Fortunately none were seriously hurt. Immediate steps were taken to remove the engine and repair the bridge. Mr. Coulter had purchased the engine of Mr. Herrin and was taking it home when the accident occurred. The engine was considerably damaged by the fall.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.


Isaac Ochs and family arrived Wednesday.

Ben Matlack was down the first part of the week.

The frame work of V. M. Ayers= new house is finished.

McLeon Alexander celebrated his 4th birthday Thursday.

A. E. Marsh, of Lime Springs, Iowa, is in town this week.

Ira Barnett has laid a new sidewalk in front of his property.

The foundation for Allan Ayers= house is about completed.

Miss Eva Collins who has been sick for some time past, is convalescing.

John Gooch, of Otoe Agency, was up this week on business and pleasure.

L. J. Darnell, of Silverdale, was in town Thursday.

L. P. Pentecost, of Rock Township, is down visiting his brother Ed. This week.

Geo. O. Brown of Memphis, Tennessee, was a guest of George Schmidt this week.

Wm. Butterfield, a substantial merchant of Silverdale township, was over Wednesday.

Dr. Westfall attended the 18th meeting of the South Kansas Medical Society at Wichita Tuesday.

Edward Grady and family leave today for Cincinnati, Ohio, on a visit to Mrs. Grady=s relatives.

Misses Annie Hyde and Nina Anderson, of Winfield, Sundayed in the city, guests of Miss Minnie Stewart.

D. H. Ober, of Galva, Illinois, is visiting his sister, Mrs.

A. G. Lowe, this week. Mr. Ober is doing Kansas on a sight-seeing expedition.

Ed. Grady, after visiting in Ohio a short time, will visit Albany, New York. We wonder if Ed. Isn=t on a still hunt for our post office.

Mrs. Enos Kuhlman arrived Wednesday. Mr. Kuhlman and family are keeping house in a portion of Manly Capron=s residence.

Samuel Smith and five other Smiths, of Bloomfield, Iowa, are en route for Arkansas City. They will make our city their future home.

H. C. Nicholson, of the Bee-Hive, was made happy yesterday. His family arrived from Bryan, Ohio. They are boarding at the residence of Mrs. Steele.

Saturday of last week Henry Asp went up into Greenwood County in the interest of our new railroad. An election is to be held there on the 18th of this month.

To be Married. Dr. Jamison Vawter took his departure for Kentucky Wednesday. Dr. Vawter will be united in marriage next Tuesday evening to Miss Sallie Snyder, of Milton, Kentucky.




Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Drs. Love and Mitchell, John Love, Rev. J. O. Campbell, and Lawyer McBride, of Wellington, will next week spend several days in the territory on a hunting expedition.

J. J. Clark, Johnnie Wright, and Dell Plank started down in the territory Thursday to bring up Mr. Clark=s cattle from the ranch. He will feed them at his farm through the winter.

Mrs. D. H. Mills, residing three miles northwest of town, is visiting friends in Missouri, leaving D. H. Tto Abach.@

Prof. Minthorn, the new superintendent of the Chilocco schools, arrived in the city Monday. Mr. Minthorn came here from Oregon and is now at the schools. Prof. Hadley will go to Iowa in about six weeks.

Mac Hammond, a cattle man of Harrison County, Ohio, was in the city the first of the week. Mr. Hammond is a friend of Maj. Sleeth and was here looking up a location. He was very much pleased with our city and surrounding country. He may possibly conclude to return here and become a permanent resident in a short time.

W. B. Kirkpatrick is assisting A. E. Kirkpatrick in his grocery and bakery this week.

Dr. G. H. J. Hart of New Orleans, who has been employed for the past two years as Quarantine Physician by the Board of Health of the state of Louisiana has arrived in our city and proposes to locate here permanently.

Miss ____ Ferris, of Emporia, arrived in Arkansas City the first of the week. Miss Ferris came here as an assistant teacher in the primary department of our public schools. This is the third teacher employed in this department.

P. L. Snyder, of Penn Yan, New York, arrived in Arkansas City Thursday. Mr. Snyder is a brother of N. T. Snyder, our real estate man. He comes here to superintend N. T. Snyder=s interest in the book store. Mr. Snyder is a thorough stationer, and will make a valuable assistant.

Chas. Coombs, at present, is foreman of the Wichita Eagle. The former foreman got severely cut with a knife in the hands of an employee of the office, and Charley is acting as ASub.@ His wife, Mrs. Mae, went up the latter part of last week. They have rented rooms and are boarding at the residence of a private family.

Mrs. Sarah Hart, a widow lady residing near Floral, a distance of 25 miles, this week drove down with a load of wheat for our mills. She could not get as good flour elsewhere as here, so she came to the far famed flouring mills of Arkansas City. Kansas has thousands of such plucky women within her borders.

Conductor D. D. Myers and family, this week, moved to Wichita. Mr. Myers will continue his same run--from Arkansas City to Mulvane--but in addition will assist between Wichita and Mulvane. The heavy travel on the Santa Fe has made it necessary for two conductors to be used between the above named towns.

Uriah Spray and J. M. Jenkins have opened up a law, land, and loan office on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Summit Street. Mr. Spray is a well-known citizen of our community. Mr. Jenkins is a newcomer and will attend to all proceedings in the legal line. The two associated together make a valuable acquisition to our business circle.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

F. W. Farrar and wife, J. H. Sherburne and wife, and Maj. M. S. Hasie all departed on the Santa Fe train yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Farrar will visit friends in Wichita while Mr. Farrar is in St. Louis attending the cattlemen=s convention. Mr. Sherburne and Maj. Hasie are also attending the convention. Mrs. Sherburne accompanied her husband to St. Louis.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

J. D. Griffith, Maj. McClure, C. W. Fort, and Harry Cole, state board of underwriters, were here yesterday to establish the rate of insurance in Arkansas City. In the evening our insurance men banquetted them at the Leland Hotel. Oysters and other delicacies of the season were served in magnificent style. Our gentlemanly insurance agents thoroughly understand the art of entertaining.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Dr. J. M. McBride, of Nashville, Tennessee, was in our city the latter part of last week. He was here investigating the advantages of Arkansas City. He concluded no opening was afforded a physician here, so he returned to Springfield, Missouri, where he will locate. Dr. McBride has traveled nearly over the entire state of Kansas and he informed us that our city, for thrift and enterprise, was far ahead of any city visited by him in the Jayhawk state.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

A. D. Prescott and family, of Lime Springs, Iowa, arrived in Arkansas City last Saturday. Mr. Prescott is a brother-in-law of Bradford Beall. He was here some time ago and purchased lots and then returned to his Iowa home to get his family. During his absence Mr. Beall superintended the building of a handsome two story residence, which Mr. Prescott and family are now occupying. Mr. Prescott is a valuable acquisition to Arkansas City. Commanding, as he does, both capital and ability, we are to be congratulated once more. Mr. Prescott will, in a short time, enter business, but just what branch as yet he is undecided.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

N. Multer, of Altoona, Illinois, left for his home Wednesday. He was in the city some days looking up our advantages as a city and community, with a view of establishing a National Bank here. He is enthusiastic over our water power, and gives it as his opinion that it is only a matter of time when it will be utilized. He spoke of the east and west road leading into the Arkansas timber lands as the road which would do us most good. Cheap lumber would place furniture and agricultural implement factories on our canal. He thinks we have coal here and is surprised that there has been no prospecting done in that line. He represents that he has a class of eastern customers from whom he can get money, at a very low rate of interest, which would enable him to replace it here accordingly. We hope he will be induced to return and establish the bank. Cheap money is what we need to develop our natural resources.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

DIED. Julia May, infant daughter of A. A. Newman and wife, died Wednesday, November 12, 1884. The little babe had been unwell for several days, but its demise was as sudden as it was unexpected. Its age was 5 months and 15 days. The funeral occurred Thursday afternoon at the residence. Rev. Fleming performed the funeral ceremony. The remains were interred in the Arkansas City cemetery. The bereaved parents command the sympathy of all, and it is very sad that the youngest flower should be plucked first. But of such is the kingdom of Heaven composed.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

S. V. Goedon is a gentleman that is second to no one in the restaurant business. He thoroughly understands catering to the wants of the people. Since his return to the St. Louis Restaurant, the patronage has greatly increased. Wherever S. V. is located, you will always find everything as neat as a pin and cosy as a bug in a rug. Now that the cold season is here, oysters have come with it. No one in Arkansas City understands getting up oysters in as magnificent style as Messrs. Goeden & Burnett. Square meals, lunch, confections, and everything that can be found in a St. Louis restaurant can be obtained at the Arkansas City=s St. Louis Restaurant.

Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Resolutions of Respect.

DIED. To the Memory of Mrs. S. J. Duncan by the Ladies Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church of Arkansas City, Kansas.




Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.


Notwithstanding the intense excitement caused by the Presidential uncertainty, Winfield was free from dangerous passions and fatal results until Saturday night, when the deadly revolver, in the reckless hand, took the life of Charlie Fletcher (colored) and gave Sandy Burge (white) a death wound. Excitement had been at fever heat during the evening, but had vented itself up till eleven o=clock, only in civil hilarity, playing of bands, and other harmless modes of jollification. But at that hour the celebrating part of the crowd had mostly exhausted all enthusiasm and had departed to their homes, leaving the grounds in charge of the more boisterous. The Democrats had been celebrating during the evening the supposed elevation of Cleveland; and though loud denunciations of disciples of both parties had been indulged in, this sad ending is thought by all to have no poliical significance, but merely the result of whiskey and undue recklessness. The affair is very much deplored by members of both parties, as anything but an honor to our civilization and the good name of our city.

Fletcher died within an hour after the bullet had passed through his abdomen, and was buried Monday afternoon from the colored M. E. Church of this city, a large concourse of white and colored citizens following the remains to South Cemetery.

Burge walked, after being shot, in company with the marshal, to Smith=s lunch room, sat down, and soon fainted away. He was taken to Ninth Avenue Hotel, where doctors were summoned and where he remained till Sunday morning, when he was removed to his home and family in the east part of the city. He was shot with a thirty-two bullet, which entered just below the fifth rib on the right side and passed through the right lung and came very nearly out at the back. He still lies in a critical condition, though the physicians give him the possibility of recovering. But little change has been noted in his condition since Sunday.

Coroner H. W. Marsh impaneled a jury Sunday afternoon and held an inquest on the body of young Fletcher. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Arkansas City and Geuda Springs.

We, in company with our better half, went to Arkansas City, the guest of D. D. Myers, conductor on the Arkansas City branch, last week. (We wish to remark that AD. D.@ standing in front of a name, does not mean Doctor of Divinity, as it does when hitched on the rear end of a name.) We went by freight and arrived on time. A pleasant ride by moonlight in a first-class buss, through the heart of the city, brought us to the cozy residence of our conductor, where we were feasted and cared for as though we had been the republican candidate for president instead of a plain country editor.

The next day after our arrival we accepted a seat in the best carriage the city affords, and were taken to GEUDA SPRINGS.

The people of that region show the usual Kansas thrift and enterprise. The town of Geuda Springs, being nine miles from the railroad, does not enjoy equal commercial advantages with railroad towns, but the springs give it an advantage that partly compensates for the loss.

The springs are seven in number, all bubbling up out of the rock in a space of about twenty feet square. They are designated by numbers and enclosed by a low stone wall.

Arkansas City has some very fine business houses, and is a live growing place. It being at the terminus of the road, draws a vast amount of trade from the territory. The sight of the beautiful farms, lively villages and bustling cities in the Arkansas valley where the buffalo held undisputed sway only a few years ago cannot fail to impress one with the future greatness and vast wealth this region is sure to contain in the near future. Mulvane Record.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

ATell the Truth or Burn the Figures.@

AWinfield polled for president 847 votes--in the first ward 495, in the second ward 352. This indicates a population of 4,225 in the city limits, not including the six hundred in Walnut who properly belong to this city. Winfield Courier.@

There is a mistake somewhere, Mr. Courier. In the tabulated statement of the election returns of the county, you give Walnut Township a credit of having cast but 329 votes. In the above item you say 600 votes were cast. In Arkansas City and Creswell Township 1,096 votes were polled; in Winfield and Walnut Township only 1,176 votes were cast, a difference of 80 votes. We are coming Father Courier, with a city of 10,000 strong and don=t you forget it.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

The Oklahoma Boomer.

David L. Payne, the great Oklahoma Boomer, is in the city looking after his interest of the United States vs. Payne. A suit brought to oust him and his colony of settlers from the Oklahoma land. A motion to quash the indictments is now being argued before Judge Foster, of the United States district court, in chambers. J. Wade McDonald, of Winfield, appears as attorney for Payne while the government is represented by Col. J. R. Hallowell, United States district attorney. Mr. Hallowell informed a Commonwealth reporter that defendants, in their motion to quash, had abandoned all claims to the Cherokee lands, but still hold and contend that they have a right to occupy the Oklahoma lands. The arguments consumed all of yesterday afternoon, and were then not completed. An adjournment was taken until 10 o=clock this morning. Commonwealth, November 11, 1884.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Who is Dr. Woodside?

DIED. A sad accident happened Saturday forenoon at the residence of Mr. J. S. Alter, about two miles northwest of here. His little ten year old daughter while at work at his cane mill had her dress caught in the cogs, drawing her leg into them, crushing it in a shocking manner. Drs. Long and Holland were summoned and decided that amputation was necessary. Dr. Woodside, of Arkansas City, was telephoned for and came over immediately and performed the operation. All was of no avail, however, and the unfortunate little one passed away Thursday. Geuda Springs News.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

The Bridges.

The bridge questions voted on last week were nearly as uncertain as the New York returns. The result is: For the purchase of the Walnut River Bridge south of Winfield, carried by 21 majority. For the purchase of the Walnut River Bridge west of Winfield, carried by 22 majority. For the purchase of the Arkansas River Bridge west of Arkansas City, lost by 2 majority. For the purchase of the bridge south of Arkansas City, lost by 5 majority. For the purchase of the iron bridge across the Arkanas River in Beaver Township, carried by 334 majority. This matter of the county purchasing the bridges already built at $5.00 each, seems to be a mistake. The statute provides that the county cannot at any time appropriate more than the original appropriation for repairing or maintaining a bridge. Thus, if the county buys these bridges at $5.00 each, it can never spend more than $5.00 each in keeping them up. The bridges that were defeated, are better off than those which carried. Arkansas City and Winfield both voted solid for the bridges. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.

Capt. Rarick served the following indictments on parties in Arkansas City, found by the grand jury.

Dr. M. P. Roe, for writing illegal prescriptions. Bond fixed at $1,000, which was given. He will be tried at the next term of court.

C. G. Thompson, the same as above.

Kass Moore, illegal selling of liquor. Bond was given in the sum of $300.

Slade, a fruit tree man, was arrested on the charge of forgery and embezzlement. In default of bond--$2,000--Slade was committed to jail.

Chas. Stewart was arrested Wednesday by Capt. Rarick for dealing out the viscous liquid illegally. He was taken before Judge Kreamer and gave bond for his appearance in the sum of $300.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The City Marshal of Belle Plaine Slays an Innocent Man in Cold Blood.


BELLE PLAINE, Nov. 16, 1884. A Democratic jubilee here last night wound up with the shooting of John C. Crouch by John Wallen, and the hanging of the latter by the excited populace.

This man Wallen was a desperate character who came here from Kentucky, a fugitive from justice, it is said, having at least boasted of Akilling his man,@ in that state. He was recently appointed marshal of our city on the principle, it is claimed, that it is necessary to Afight fire with fire,@--that is, there was some work to be done--characters to look after--that it was thought he could look after better than anyone else, and as it was difficult to find a man who would accept the position, our authorities resorted to a doubtful experiment of placing him in the position of a sort of detective for a short time.

At about 10:30 last night, he was the principal disturbing element in a billiard hall, instead of a peace officer, and when remonstrated with by the proprietor of the hall, he went out muttering threats of what he proposed to do, and among the first he met on the outside was John C. Crouch, against whom he had held a grudge for some time, and without a word of provocation on this occasion he drew a 45-caliber revolver and shot his victim down in cold blood, the ball entering the poor man under the chin, and passing out above the right shoulder, causing death almost instantly.


The murderer made no attempt to escape, but rather boasted of what he had done and what more he proposed to do of the same diabolical work. He was soon taken into custody and disarmed and placed in the calaboose, at about 11 o=clock. Soon after midnight the excited populace, to the number of a hundred or more, organized, not as an ordinary mob, but as a quiet, determined band, and proceeded to Mayor Storer=s residence and demanded the key to the jail--which he reluctantly surrendered, seeing the situation, and the band went to the jail, took the prisoner out, and marched him to where his victim lay cold in death--where he was killed--showed him what he had done, and told him if he had anything to say or prayer to offer now was his time. The prisoner maintained a stolid indifference, made no denial of his crime, but simply asked for a fair trial. He asked for a drink of water, which was given him, and then he was marched to a post in front of a billiard hall, to which he was hung so quick that the crowd could hardly realize what was done. Here he was left hanging till about nine o=clock in the morning, awaiting the arrival of the coroner from Wellington. The coroner could not come, however, but the authorities took the body down and inquired into the whole matter according to the law, but the case was a very clear one.

John C. Crouch was an unmarried man about thirty-five years of age, and was respected as a peaceable and honorable citizen, who had many friends here, as the result showed. It is proper to state here that Wallen was stimulated for his bloody work by the use of whiskey. This is the first occurrence of this kind that has taken place in the history of our quiet and peaceable town, which dates back a period of thirteen years; in fact, the only disturbance we have had was occasioned by this man Wallen, and our people are so accustomed to peace and quiet that they could not tolerate the conduct of this rowdy.

The affair is deplored by all our people, especially the seeming necessity of resorting to this summary manner of punishment, for all our best people deplore anything like mob or lynch law; but if there ever was an excuse for this kind of punishment, it was in this case, and all seem to feel a relief at being rid of this dread character.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.


Work is progressing on the distillery at Newton.

Dave Payne, Sam Wood, and others have organized the ATopeka Town Company.@ The place of business is described as on the southern Kansas line opposite Oklahoma. [Boomer story.]

The Cowley County Water Power and Manufacturing Company has been chartered. Its purpose is the construction of a canal from the Arkansas River in Beaver Township to the same river in Arkansas City. It cuts a bend of fifteen miles and will have a fall of fifty feet.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The farmers of Vernon Township, Cowley County, have organized a stock company for the purpose of building a roller grist mill at Kellogg. Ten thousand dollars of the stock is already subscribed. The mill is to cost $25,000 and will have a capacity of 150 barrels per day.

Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.


A. M. Shurtz is building a cottage in the east part of town.

Services will be held in the new Baptist church tomorrow.

The Christian Church is to be dedicated Sunday, December 7.

The Cowley County Teachers Association meets at Udall today.

The United Presbyterians have decided to have a new parsonage.

Capt. H. B. Seeley at Highland Hall Monday evening, December 1.

Will Logan puts up a cottage in McLaughlin, Newman & Hess= addition this week.

A 40 x 100 foot barn is just being completed on Wilkins & Co.=s ranch near Maple City.

Chas. Bundrem inserts a card of the Red Front Meat Market in this issue of the REPUBLICAN.

Jesse Bondell has built a shop near the Central school building and opened up a meat market.

H. C. Green has bought the bill of lumber for a cottage residence to be erected immediately.

Last week the Diamond Front made a shipment of 1,500 quails; this week their shipments will exceed 2,000.

Richard Rowe was arrested Monday for running a wheel of chance on our streets. He was fined $5 and costs.

Good board at reasonable rates can be obtained at Mrs. Stewards. House on corner N. E. Of new school house. [COULD THIS BE STEWART?]

All the houses erected on the McLaughlin addition have been sold by their owners, and they are now building again.

A. S. Fowler, of Ohio, has purchased J. L. Bell=s farm east of the city. The AOld Reliable@ was the cause of the transaction.

C. M. Scott received a carload of blooded stock from Ohio Monday, which he placed on his ranch out southwest of town.

The M. E. Festival at Wm. Blakeney=s store Wednesday evening was a success. A large crowd was present and all had an enjoyable evening.

Last Wednesday night H. H. Beechers, residing in the northern part of the city, had a horse and saddle stolen from his stable. [COULD NOT READ THE REST OF THIS PARAGRAPH...LOOKED LIKE SOMEONE ELSE WAS VICTIMIZED IN THE SAME WAY.]


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

There will be a grand ball at the skating rink on Thanksgiving evening. Everybody invited. Good music and order will be had.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

J. C. Coulter=s traction engine, which fell through the bridge, was removed from the Arkansas and the bridge repaired by last Saturday night.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Wm. Krebs rides P. B. Andrews around town today at 2 p.m., in a wheelbarrow in order that he may be square with the world in election bets.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Owing to the sickness of some of the children, it has been thought best to postpone the baptism of children in the Presbyterian Church for a few Sabbaths.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

About the first of January D. L. Means will open an implement house in the building which he intends erecting on the lots adjoining Judge Bonsall=s corner.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Work is progressing rapidly on the Harmon Ford Bridge. It will be completed in about ten days from today. This will be the most substantial bridge in the county.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

This week we received a batch of news items from a friend at Pawnee Agency. They are good, newsy items and we hope our friend will continue to favor us thus weekly.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

We are informed that we were too previous in accusing Winfield of scratching Arkansas City on the bridge question. The Courier was right for once and we gladly correct.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The proposed move to Oklahoma by the colonists has been postponed. Thursday last was the day they were to start, but owing to Judge Foster=s decision, concluded to defer the move until later.

[Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The council has passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of bankrupt stocks in Arkansas City unless a tax of $25 first be paid into the city treasury. Wagon peddlers and hawkers shall pay $10 per day.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The Dexter Eye is responsible for Athere are rumors of an effort being made to induce the Southern Kansas R. R. to build a branch from Torrance down the Grouse Valley, via Dexter, to Arkansas City. Let >er come.@


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Perry and Bass, the two men arrested for stealing corn, came before Judge Kreamer Tuesday. They called for a jury and Perry was discharged. Bass was found guilty, and fined $10 and costs, amounting to $30. Bass footed the bill.




Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

L. V. Coombs is now an uncle. He reminds us of a pea-fowl since the event. A handsome little boy babe came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Coombs, of Wichita, last week, and they do say it is the very picture of its Apa.@


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Ed. Grady has put in a pair of Victor scales at his lumber yard. He has also erected a large coal shed. Ed. Says he now intends to supply the Arkansas City people with coal. Now, if he don=t fulfill his pledge, the REPUBLICAN will think Ed. is a Democrat.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

A decision has been reached in the trial of D. L. Payne. Last Monday Judge Foster decided in substance that the title to the Oklahoma lands rests exclusively in the United States. The indictments for intrusion upon the Cherokee Strip have not yet been argued. The Oklahoma question was argued before Judge Foster, of Topeka, in chambers. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The Arkansas City Choral society are practicing for a concert to be given as soon as possible. It will probably be about three weeks before the concert will occur. It will be under the directorship of Prof. Phillips.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Sam Wile, of the Arcade, won the prize at the skating rink Saturday evening. The prize was a gold-headed cane, but owing to the management being unable to purchase the cane, it presented him with $2.50 gold piece. Sam must be a Adaisy on wheels.@

Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

About two weeks ago C. E. Ward went to Kansas City to attend to some business for a friend. He promised to telegraph to his friend as soon as he could attend to the matter. He has not been heard of since his departure and we fear the dear Democratic boy has been kidnapped.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

About a half a dozen neat cottage residences have already been rected in the addition of McLaughlin, Newman & Hess. Others are building. If we keep on spreading >twill not be long until we reach the corporate limits of the little burg of Winfield.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

G. W. S. Warner, a Kentuckian, has purchased David Tompkin=s farm, over in Sumner County. Mr. Warner has moved his family here and they took possession of the farm Tuesday. The trade was made through Snyder & Hutchison=s Agency. $8,000 was the consideration.



Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Marriage Licenses. The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last report: Evan Shriver and Susanah Hall; James Walker and Mary Williams; Thomas Kimmel and Lydia Mann; C. D. Joseph and Ida Flora; Chas. Evings [? NOT SURE OF LAST NAME AT ALL] and Lydia Hawkins; Wm. Bowers and Adela [? DOES NOT LOOK RIGHT ?] Stockwell.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Tuesday at North Summit Street billiard hall, Jimmie Morrison, a painter, became engaged in a dispute with R. O. Lutes and assaulted him with a putty knife. He inflicted a painful wound in Lutes= head. Both were arrested and taken before Judge Kreamer. Morrison was fined $20; Lutes for disturbing the peace, $1.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The Wichita Eagle boasted of one firm in that city selling three carloads of coal in one day. That is nothing extraordinary. In Arkansas City last Saturday night five carloads of coal came in on the Santa Fe. Before Monday at 6 p.m., it was all gone. About one-half of the time coal in Arkansas City is unobtainable.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Daniel F. Learnard, of Tecumseh, Michigan, has been visiting here for several days. Snyder & Hutchison showed up the value of our country to such good advantage that Mr. Learnard was induced to purchase a farm. He bought Jesse Crews= farm, east of the Walnut. Mr. Crews will probably buy property in this city.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Several days ago Major Sleeth wrote to Messrs. Gordon & Sanborn, our woolen mill projectors to report here. The first of the week the Major received word from Mr. Gordon that he would be here in a few days. We can almost hear the hum of the spindle. But a short time now remains until work will be commenced and pushed with a vim.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.


A. Gilkey was over from Maple City Monday.

Chas. Schiffbauer is home again from Chicago.

Dr. J. Vawter and bride arrived home yesterday.

Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer has been sick this week.

Kellogg & Coombs wil get to No. 33 next week.

Sidney Milligan has an attack of the typhoid fever.

Frank Love=s little boy has been quite ill this week.

Newman & Co., are moving to the Commercial block.

J. P. Musselman was over from Silverdale Wednesday.

D. Brunswick was over from Wellington Wednesday.

Mrs. John Herbert returned from her Iowa visit yesterday.

Mrs. J. L. Huey returned from a short visit to Anthony Tuesday.

Dr. E. Y. Baker returned from his ALone Star@ trip Thursday.



Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Mrs. Adley Davis, who has been sick for some time, is convalescing.

P. L. Snyder is on duty behind the counters of the City Book Store.

Mrs. Samuel Wright, one of our new citizens, is quite sick this week.

John Pritchard returned froom his Commanche County trip Tuesday.

Rube Houghton is spending a week on his catttle ranch in the territory.

G. T. Gilliland, of Maple City, was in to see the REPUBLICAN Thursday.

F. S. Jennings was down from Winfield Thursday and yesterday on business.

V. M. Ayers went up to Mulvane Wednesday in the behalf of the Venus Star flour.

Frank Lorry is just able to come to town after a week=s wrestle with malaria.

Eli Youngheim was down to see his friend and partner, Joe Finkleberg, Sunday.

Ivan Robinson, of Winfield, was down Thursday. He is a friend of Joe Finkleburg. [FINKLEBERG/FINKLEBURG...???]

For ten days past J. Frank Smith has been in Great Bend. He is expected home today.

A. L. Brown, a friend of D. L. Means, from Newton, has been visiting him for several days past.

Alexander McIntyre, father of mine host, J. A. McIntyre, of the Windsor, is visiting him this week.

Geo. Moore, from John A. Logan=s state, was in the city this week. He is a brother of Will Moore.

Chas. Booth, of Detroit, Michigan, is in Arkansas City visiting friends. He is a friend of Rev. J. O. Campbell.

Geo. O. Boone has secured the position of traveling salesman for V. M. Ayers. He is selling the Venus Star flour.

Capts. Nipp and Sinnott were down from Winfield last night. They came down to smoke to the REPUBLICAN=s health.

J. Stanley, of Jaster County, Iowa, is in the city this week prospecting. He is a Friend [Quaker], and is visiting at Uriah Spray=s.

W. M. Jenkins and family have secured a residence in the northwest part of the town and have commenced housekeeping.

Wm. B. Adams and family, of Rock Hill, Texas, arrived in Arkansas City Friday of last week. Mr. Adams is a son of S. B. Adams.

W. D. Howlett, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, is in the city prospecting, and will go on a hunting excursion on the Cimmaron next week.

Jos. M. Ware, a brother of John M. Ware, is in the city this week visiting relatives. His home is in Texas, and he will return there next week.




Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

J. S. Silvey, of Missouri, was in town the first of the week looking up the prospects for going into business. He was a friend of A. V. Alexander.

Ridenour & Thompson have E. L. Kingsbury employed in their jewelry establishment to superintend the winding of watches--minus the spring.

Miss Lena Miles, of Lawrence, arrived here Monday. She came to receive eight Cheyenne children for the school at Lawrence. They all departed Wednesday.

While F. W. Farrar and wife are away, this week H. P. Farrar and family are occupying Fred=s residence. H. P. will move into his handsome reisdence in about three weeks.

Edward Grady and family, as stated in last week=s REPUBLICAN, started on their western visit, getting as far as Wichita, but had to return home on account of their little girl taking sick.

J. D. Braden and A. C. Russell of Douglas County, Indiana, are in Arkansas City _____. They will probably go into business here. They are relatives of L. H. Braden and will remain here until spring at least. [NOTE: THE ABOVE ITEM WAS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO READ...NOT SURE OF NAMES AT ALL.]

A. J. Pyburn went up to Wichita the latter part of last week. We can=t say whether the Judge procured any Democratic Aconsolation@ while there; but one thing certain, he did not bring home any Republican Asalvation.@

John and Dr. J. D. Love, Rev. J. O. Campbell, Dr. G. H. J. Hart, W. D. Howlett, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, and Dr. J. A. Mitchell, did not go on their hunting excursion last week, but will start next Monday for the Cimarron River.

Rev. S. B. Fleming will go to Mulvane next Saturday to dedicate the Presbyterian Church there on Sabbath day. Rev. W. W. Wells, of Mulvane, will occupy the pulpit in the First Presbyterian Church during Rev. Fleming=s absence.

Dr. G. H. J. Hart, the new physician, who lately arrivd here from New Orleans, has secured office rooms over the post office. The Doctor has secured a splendid location and we hope he will meet with success. He is a pleasant conversationalist and has already formed many friends.

Prof. Atkinson, we understand, will shortly engage in the mercantile business at New Kiowa, Commanche County. He returned from there last Tuesday, where he has been making preparations. In the spring he talks of moving his family there and making that place his permanent home.

Rev. Witt, of Glasgow, Missouri, arrived here last Saturday with his family. Mr. Witt is a Christian minister and intends making Arkansas City his future home. He has rented the green house of the Building Association and commenced housekeeping. Rev. Witt, as a citizen and minister of the gospel, will be an important factor in the make-up of our city and the REPUBLICAN congratulates Rev. Witt on his good selection of a city for his future home.



Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The dry goods merchants are going to observe Thanksgiving day. No business will be transacted on that day by them. They will keep closed doors all day. We are glad of this. We would like to see Thanksgiving Day more universally observed than it generally is. There are not enough holidays observed during a year by the merchants.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Jim Alke-Dah, the Otoe chief, up for stealing, was acquitted Wednesday on being taking before Judge Bonsall. Luckily for Jim there is no jurisdiction over a full-blooded Indian. He can do as he pleases on his native soil and Uncle Sam cannot visit the penalty upon the Indian that he does upon the white man.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Messrs. Levy, Rosenfield, Patterson, and others visited the territory he first of the week on a hunting excursion. Our friend, Al. Levy, did not take any firearms along as it was unnecessary. As soon as he saw the game, he would commence talking Aclothing@ and down the game would fall. We don=t wonder, but it must be a horrible death.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The new post office has been handsomely painted. Postmaster Topliff has expended more than his entire salary since his advent in office in fixing up a commodious post office. We would suggest that our Democratic friends continue J. D. as postmaster. No better man could be found, at least no one who has taken such pains to please the public could be secured.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will give a Thanksgiving supper, commencing at six o=clock on Thanksgiving evening in the old post office building. Let everyone come and bring his friends with him. The ladies are making arrangements for a bountiful supper, and, as only one Thanksgiving supper can be served in a year, let everyone come and enjoy a good meal.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

The farmers will have money left this year to put into sheep, cattle, and hogs. A few years experience has taught them not to rely on any one department of agriculture, but to indulge in Amixed husbandry.@ Since they have done this, they begin to realize a little money over and above expenses each year, and this goes into stock. In a few years the farmers of this land will be the richest farmers in the world. Exchange.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Capt. H. B. Seeley will deliver his lecture in Highland Hall Monday evening, December 1. His subject is, AThe Battle of Gettysburg and Southern Prison Life.@ The lecture will be under the auspices of the G. A. R. boys. Captain Seeley is a fine speaker and as he tells of the horrors of that famous battle and southern prison life, new blood will course through the veins of the boys in blue. An admission fee of fifty cents will be charged. No extra charge for reserved seats. Let us all hear how our boys were treated by the boys in gray while confined in southern prisons.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

MARRIED. Thos. Kimmel - Miss L. Mann.

At last Thos. Kimmel=s residence is completed. Thursday of last week, he left ostensibly to visit his son, Willie, at Chetopa, but by some mistake procured a ticket for Girard. This city is the place where Mr. Kimmel=s sweetheart did reside. After finding out his mistake, Mr. Kimmel concluded to make one trip answer all purposes. He took out a marriage license at Winfield, and armed with this document, proceeded on his way to ferret out the consequence of his Aerror.@ Just why Tom wanted a license from Cowley County, when his bride lives in Crawford, we don=t see through, but suppose it was for future Acontingencies.@ Probably he now has one for sale. Anyway, since Mr. Kimmel took his departure, he has become a benidict. He was to have been home Tuesday last, provided he made connections at Cherryvale, but we suppose from his non-arrival up to the time of going to press that he did not make connections. The high contracting parties are well known to one and all. The REPUBLICAN is only too glad to be able to welcome the twain and wish them a long and joyous life.



Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

We doubt if there is such another merry crowd as Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. J. W. Heck, Mrs. Geo. Heitkam, Miss Jennie Lowry, Miss Edith Heitkam, and Miss Lizzie Gatwood, when all together, in Arkansas City. Saturday evening they secured the Border Band and called on the many new married couples of our town, treating them to a splendid serenade. The junior editor of the REPUBLICAN and his wife acknowledge a visit from them and enjoyed the sweet music discoursed by the band hugely, as well as the warm congratulations from the above ladies. Although arriving at the door of our palatial mansion at about the time we were preparing to dispense with the services of our tallow candle, our latch string was still on the outside. We hope they will come again, for wherever that jolly crowd goes, there will always be found golden gleams of sunshine. The residences of C. C. Sollitt and Calvin Dean were also visited. [JUNIOR EDITOR: R. C. HOWARD.]


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

BIRTH. Monday morning as we were trudging along by J. W. Hutchison & Son=s grocery house, Frank hallooed for us to stop. We checked up and went in, and inquired the cause of so much confusion. No answer was returned, but Frank reached up on a shelf and brought down a box of AHutchison=s Darling=s@ and presented them to us with the following toast: AIt is a girl (our eyes began to dilate), arrived last Sunday night and its parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Oldham (our eyes returned to their usual size). May these Darlings be as great a comfort to you as the new born babe will be to her parents.@ We bowed acquiescence, and departed with our grand treat. Three times per day are we now reminded of Oldham=s darling by AHutchison=s Darling.@ Babe and parents are both doing well, with the exception of J. W., who is somewhat unsteady over the occurrence.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

This must be Indian Summer. It is a period of warm, pleasant weather, which usually occurs every year over the northern portion of the United States, after the autumnal storms, and often continuing for two or three weeks. It is not regular in the period of its recurrence, but usually comes about the middle of November. It is characterized by a clear sky, and by a hazy or smoky atmosphere, especially near the horizon. The name is said to be derived from the custom of the Indians to use this time in preparing their stores of food for the winter. Other authorities say it is so called by the Indians themselves, who regard this season as the gift of the God of the Southwest, who sends the southwest winds, and to whom they believe their souls go after death.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Cowley County polled at the late election on the presidency 6,524 votes. Sumner polled 6,578. Winfield polled 947 and including the suburbs at least 1,100. Wellington polled 967 votes. This disposes of the Wellington claim of being ahead of Winfield. Winfield and Walnut Township together polled 1,376 votes. Arkansas City and Creswell Township, together polled 1,088 votes. Arkansas City has not got in the lead yet, but has done well. Winfield Courier.

Look here, Mr. Courier, what is the use of you telling so much of the untruth. We telephoned up to Winfield for the official returns of Winfield and Walnut Township and received the following figures: Winfield City, 847 votes; Walnut Township, 329 votes. Just where you get your 1,376 votes, we can=t figure out unless you climb over into some of the other townships surrounding. [DIFFERENCE OF 200.]


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

DIED. Samuel J. Mantor, who has been sick for such a long time, died yesterday morning. Mr. Mantor is the father of T. L. Mantor and Mrs. R. A. Houghton. At the time of his death, Mr. Mantor was 66 years old. He was a member of the Masonic order and by them will be buried in the Arkansas City cemetery today. Funeral services will occur at the residence of Mr. R. A. Houghton, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. S. B. Fleming.





Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

River Transportation.

The improvement and navigation of the upper Arkansas River is of the utmost importance to the business interests of Fort Smith. Lack of adequate railroad facilities and the absence of competition between lines of transportation is a great disadvantage to our city. Looking to this improvement of the river, a survey was made some time since of the stream from Arkansas City, Kansas, to Fort Smith, and a company is being formed of the prominent businessmen of Arkansas City, and it is to be hoped of Fort Smith, to place a line of light steamers on the river to ply between the two cities. The boats are intended to draw only about 12 inches of water and this can be found almost all the year. Furthermore, an appropriation can be secured from congress to place the river in first rate navigable condition, and thus insure the permanency and prosperity of the proposed enterprise.

The advantages to Fort Smith=s shipping interest is made plain when it is known that it now costs, by rail, one dollar per barrel to ship flour from Arkansas City, when the same can be shipped by river for about forty cents. This line of shipping would place us in direct communication with the rich wheat fields and fine cattle range of Kansas. Let the matter be agitated and the company--in part--be formed at this place. It will be a big thing for Fort Smith.

Fort Smith Tribune.

Mr. Beall in a letter from Little Rock says he saw the government surveyor at Little Rock, having just completed surveying to that point, and was assured that we would have no trouble in our plan of navigating the river.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

George Schmidt=s trick pony almost Adid him up@ one day last week. Just as George had become comfortably seated in the saddle on his pony, it started on a dead run for the lumber yard. George=s hat blew off to make matters more laughable, and the pony only tried that much harder to straighten out its broken Anarrative@ to George=s repeated Awhoa-boy.@ George always stores his pony away in a shed at the lumber yard during office hours. The pony made direct for this shed. Now the roof of the shed is not high enough to admit the entrance of a pony with a full grown Democrat on its back since the election. George saw that he must do something suddenly so he lunged forward over the pony, turning a complete somersault and alighting on the soft side of a mud puddle. George picked himself up as quickly as possible and discovered his pony standing meekly by waiting for its bridle and saddle to be removed. George now wants to hire to a circus as a tumbler.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Geo. Whitney=s team ran away Wednesday, south of town. He was putting a road scraper in the wagon and the rattle of chains fright-ened the team. They ran about a quarter of a mile and were stopped by running into a stack of millet.


Mr. Whitney was knocked down by the wheel running against him. His face was bruised pretty badly. The wagon was considerably damaged.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

A Chip Off of the Old Block.

ADr. D. R. Crawford has been in Smicksburg for 20 years last Monday. He has been a very successful physician, attended strictly to his practice, only being absent from home twice, for about two weeks each time, since coming there, consequently he has built up a large practice.@

The above item is from Dr. Crawford=s home paper. Our Tilly at Mowry & Sollitt=s is Aa chip off of the old block.@


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

A. W. Patterson, by Cleveland=s election, has been the winner of quite a number of handsome wagers. With charity in his heart for those who were not so fortunate, he collected a number of his democratic friends together Monday evening and hied them to the St. Louis Restaurant. Now Messrs. Goeden & Burnett thoroughly understand getting up Democrat suppers, and on this occasion Adid themselves proud.@ Oysters and many delicacies of the season refreshed the inner man and when the feasting crowd arose from the tables, it was with sighs that they could eat no more. After wishing At=hat@ winner of many more such wagers, the merry crowd departed for their homes.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

A skating club has been formed, consisting of the elite of the young folks of Arkansas City, which meets Tuesday and Friday evenings of each week at the rink and enjoy the pleasure of rolling on wheels, for a short time. None but members of the club admitted on these evenings.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Price=s Plaeides will be here on the evenings of Dec. 4 and 5, in Highland Hall. The Price family have been travelling the last three or four years in the east and south. For the past year they have been members of the Hess opera troupe visiting the principal cities of old Mexico. Mrs. Price was the leading soprano and is one of the vocal artists of the United States. Selections from the principal operas will be rendered: costumes, duets, etc. The child artist, Pequena Olivette, who is regarded as a wonder by all, will appear in some of her choice selections including Nancy Lee in costume. At the conclusion the comedetta, AThe Happy Pair,@ will be rendered. Mr. Price is too well known as an impersonator to need any recommendation from us.






Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

A New Winfield.

The new town of Ashland, in Clark County, is getting to be one of the Ainfant Wonders@ of western growth. It was laid out by a party of Winfield gentlemen some four weeks ago. There are now thirty houses up and foundations being laid for others as rapidly as the lumber can be got on the ground. The town is on Bear Creek, at the intersection of the two great western trails. Already a newspaper is running in full blast. It has hotels, restaurants, and almost every modern convenience. Every deed given by the Town Company provides that should intoxicating liquors be sold on the premises, the deed becomes null and void. It is to be emphatically a temperance town. Mr. W. R. McDonald, of this city, is president; and Messrs. Fipp, Hughes, Cooper, Taylor, Averil, Gibson, Bullene, Kinnear, Hall, Berry, Gridley, Hudson Bros., Greer, and several others constitute the town company. It is located near the center of Clark County, and will be the county seat when the county is organized. The settlers are pouring into the county and claims are being taken rapidly. The land is good and the general lay of the country smooth. A very large number of Cowley County people have taken claims around the new town. Many other persons from this vicinity are going out to take claims or engage in business. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

Constant Chronicles.

We have met the enemy, Cleveland and Hendricks, and we are theirs.

Our Adear people@ have had an agonizing time over the results of the election.

The grand victory won in state and county politics, makes us feel extremely jubilant.

Hon. (when) Lewis P. King felt so hilarious over his Agetting there,@ that he actually donned a sprink-span new suit of clothes Wednesday morning.

The A. T. & S. F. R. R. have at last begun operating on our long talked of Aswitch.@ The grade stakes are set and the work will be pushed rapidly to completion. In view of this fact, our denizens need manacling to control their joyousness. It is needless to say that this convenience will Afill our long felt want.@

A sister of Henry Harbaugh, who has been visiting friends and relatives in this community and county, returned yesterday to Illinois.

Carleton & Van Buster passed through today with one hundred and sixty head of steers from the Nation, which they will feed in the vicinity of Douglas, Butler County.

Spelling school tonight at the Holland schoolhouse. Miss Wilson will be mistress of ceremonies.

Mr. West Holland and wife have gone to Goldsborough, Ft. Wayne County, North Carolina, to spend the winter.

The genial phiz of Charles Holcomb is oonce more seen among us.

Ludolphus Holcomb is crowing over a second crop of potatoes. There is nothing miserly or penurious about our southern Kansas climate. GRAPHITE.


Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

From Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory.

There have been some terrible prairie fires for the past few days and burned several stacks of agency hay. But the rain on Sunday night last put them all out.

J. M. Ware, of the firm of Ware & Pickering, passed through the Agency last week on his way from Sac and Fox Agency, where he had gone to meet his brother-in-law, Mr. Adams, who has been living in the Lone Star state for some years, but is now returning to his first love, Arkansas City. Mr. Ware said he had an immense time while below shooting deer, turkey, wild cats, etc.

Cal. Ferguson is down looking over the mail line. He also has his gun along and takes great pleasure in shooting ducks and rusticating in general.

Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Culbertson, of South Haven, Kansas, were visiting Mrs. Culbertson=s father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H. Davis.

Captain Reed Pickering, clerk-in-charge of this agency, is busy this week taking the census of the Indians.