WAGNER & HOWARD, Editors and Publishers.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.


Dollars Worth of Improvements Made to Arkansas City This Building Season.

The following is a partial list of the improvements made in Arkansas City since March 1, 1885.

Farmers Co-operative Mill, just commenced ........... $250,000

Mrs. Gilstrap, residence ............................ 1,500

Dr. J. Vawter, residence ............................ 1,500

Mrs. J. Boucher, cottage ............................ 400

John Delzell, cottage ............................... 700

Mrs. W. H. Henderson, addition ...................... 600

J. S. Wetmore, residence ............................ 800

John Brown, barn .................................... 600

Burroughs block ..................................... 30,000

W. W. Curtis, residence ............................. 2,500

R. G. Norton, residence ............................. 3,000

G. W. Miller, business room ......................... 12,000

Mont. Anderson, residence ........................... 3,000

J. W. French, residence ............................. 1,800 ?

W. A. Nix, cottage .................................. 600

N. S. Buckner, addition ............................. 400

M. Thomas, cottage .................................. 500

Wm. Thomas, barn .................................... 300

G. B. Shaw & Co., improvements ...................... 900

A. A. Davis, residence .............................. 1,000

John Brown, residence ............................... 1,200

T. J. Donnelly, residence ........................... 600

J. W. Mansfield, cottage ............................ 700

Frank Austin, residence ............................. 2,000

O. P. Houghton, add store room ...................... 6,000

Mrs. A. Williams, residence ......................... 1,000

I. Eads, cottage .................................... 300

G. W. Miller, cottage ............................... 500

J. B. Crew, barn .................................... 350

A. Leonard, residence ............................... 1,000

E. Stewart, cottage ................................. 500

J. W. Mansfield, addition ........................... 250

Robt. Hutchison, addition ........................... 250

Jos. Hoskin, residence .............................. 800

Mr. Thomas, addition ................................ 200

D. G. Lewis, residence .............................. 1,000

H. Ford, residence .................................. 1,000

D. J. Buckley, residence ............................ 1,750

Lafe McLaughlin, improvements ....................... 800

Newell Pond, cottage ................................ 500

G. W. Childers, addition ............................ 1,000

McLaughlin Block .................................... 25,000

John H. Starr, cottage .............................. 400

Bishop & Chapel block ............................... 25,000

F. J. Hess, residence ............................... 2,500

Newman, Hess & Co. Cottage .......................... 600

Frank Robinson, residence ........................... 1,000

Kendall Smith, residence ............................ 1,500

S. Hoyt, gymnasium .................................. 4,000

T. J. Mitts, cottage ................................ 500

Geo. Howard, residence .............................. 3,000

H. G. Bailey, livery stable ......................... 2,500

J. C. Topliff & Co., business block ................. 40,000

Rev. Ira Putney, cottage ............................ 500

H. L. Booth, cottage ................................ 500

Mr. Shultzheiser, cottage ........................... 300

D. Weir, addition ................................... 100

J. H. Creger, cottage ............................... 500

Wes Ferguson, residence ............................. 1,500

F. L. Walker, residence ............................. 2,500

G. W. Herbert, cottage .............................. 700

Mr. James, cottage .................................. 500

L. S. Ball, cottage ................................. 500

R. Fitzpatrick, residence ........................... 1,000

D. Fullerlove, cottage .............................. 300

J. C. West, cottage ................................. 300

H. S. Ford, residence ............................... 1,300

S. B. Scott, cottage ................................ 700

Ed. Hutchison, residence ............................ 1,300

J. Knoleton, addition ............................... 400

S. B. Scott, cottage ................................ 600

D. Pickard, addition ................................ 650

Ed. Grady, residence ................................ 1,200

Ed. Grady, store room ............................... 12,000

J. M. Shelton, residence ............................ 800

Frank Houghton, cottage ............................. 300

J. M. Shelton, residence ............................ 1,000

Herman Godehard, bakery and store room .............. 15,000

Wm. Thompson, cottage ............................... 600

J. M. McGill, addition .............................. 200

T. R. Houghton, addition ............................ 300

Al. Daniels, addition ............................... 200

Chester Hill, residence ............................. 1,000

John Landes, residence .............................. 3,000

Frank Beal, residence ............................... 2,500

Ed. Malone, cottage ................................. 700

R. Fitzpatrick, cottage ............................. 650

Rev. J. O. Campbell, parsonage ...................... 3,000

J. W. Patterson, livery stable ...................... 1,000

G. W. Glotfelter, residence ......................... 1,000

Mr. Gordon, cottage ................................. 450

Tom Seymoure, cottage ............................... 500

W. C. Edwards, cottage .............................. 350

Hugh Ford, residence ................................. 1,000

J. L. Howard, cotttage ............................... 700

Dr. Westfall, cottage ................................ 750

Dr. Vawter, cottage .................................. 1,250

Mrs. Hand, addition .................................. 600

J. L. Howard, cottage ................................ 750

W. H. Henderson, cottage ............................. 750

G. W. White, addition ................................ 350

Will Mowry, addition ................................. 250

A. V. Alexander, residence ........................... 3,500

Maj. Woodin, addition ................................ 350

J. S. Pickering, residence ........................... 1,000

J. P. Witt, residence ................................ 1,000

Mr. Jones, cottage ................................... 600

A. Means, residence .................................. 1,000

Henry Nelson, addition ............................... 450

Asa Burr, cottage .................................... 400

A. P. Smith, cottage ................................. 600

Jacob Moyer, cottage ................................. 450

Jos. Bittle, residence ............................... 2,000

M. L. Crocker, cottage ............................... 700

S. C. Smith, cottage ................................. 450

J. L. Howard, cottage ................................ 500

J. W. Weir, cottage .................................. 700

Dr. Vawter, barn ..................................... 200

Arkansas City Bank, addition ......................... 3,000

G. W. McMullen, residence ............................ 1,200

Huey & Rogers, flouring mill, fixtures, etc. ......... 30,000

V. M. Ayers, residence ............................... 2,000

O. Ingersoll, residence .............................. 3,000

J. H. Punshon, residence ............................. 1,000

Asa Burr, cottage .................................... 450

Cresswell block ...................................... 22,000

T. J. Raymond, residence ............................. 1,000

Henry Hultz, residence ............................... 900

Wm. Cox, residence ................................... 1,500

J. W. French, residence .............................. 1,000

Isaiah Pile, cottage ................................. 500

J. W. Hawkins, addition .............................. 250

Hugh Ford, cottage ................................... 750

W. M. Sawyer, business room .......................... 2,000

Dave Carter, residence ............................... 1,700

L. D. Davis, residence ............................... 1,000

Wm. Rose, residence .................................. 1,200

J. C. Ware, residence ................................ 1,500

C. R. Sipes, addition ................................ 250

Mr. Adams, addition .................................. 300

Irving French, cottage ............................... 800

Lyman Fairclo, addition .............................. 400

S. B. Scott, cottage ................................. 500

W. M. Rhodes, grain house ............................ 500

Houghton block ....................................... 22,000

Union block, in construction ......................... 24,000

Jos. Bittle, business room ........................... 12,000

Kroenert & Austin, business room ..................... 12,000

Jos. Sherburne, business room ........................ 12,000

S. B. Pickle, business room .......................... 12,000

Santa Fe Depot, addition ............................. 1,000

Johnson Loan & Trust Company block, under contract ... 34,000

Addition to National Bank, under contract ............ 45,000

Allen Ayres, residence ............................... 2,000

Navigation Company:

Steamboat ....................................... 7,000

Barges .......................................... 3,000


TOTAL: $763,800

The above is a list of building going up and improvements made in Arkansas City since March 1, 1885, to the present date. This resume does not include the thousand dollars worth of painting, repairs, etc. There is not another city in Kansas that can show a record that will equal the above. Capitalist seeking for a place of investment would do well to come and investigate the many resources offered at Arkansas City. It will pay them.






Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

A Citizens Committee.

Last Monday evening several of our leading citizens met in the office of Judge Pyburn, for the purpose of organizing a citizens committee, its object to be to protect and promote the interest of Arkansas City, in any way that would tend to help and sustain the rapid growth of the Border City. A. J. Pyburn was called to the chair, and M. N. Sinott was elected secretary. A temporary organization was made and an adjournment was taken until Tuesday evening at the same place, when a permanent organization was made by electing A. J. Pyburn, president; H. D. Kellogg, vice president;

M. N. Sinott, secretary; N. T. Snyder, assistant secretary; W. D. Mowry, treasurer. A finance committee was also appointed consisting of the following: A. A. Newman, H. O. Meigs, and W. D. Kreamer. Also an executive committee as follows: G. W. Cunningham, Wm. Sleeth, Amos Walton, H. D. Kellogg, N. T. Snyder, T. H. McLaughlin, W. D. Mowry,

A. D. Prescott, and F. P. Schiffbauer. Committee made an assessment of $5.00 on all members and it was also decided that any citizen of good standing could become a member by paying the same fee.

The following are the charter members.

Names selected by the committee: Chas. Sipes, Geo. Howard, Geo. Cunningham, Wm. Mowry, Rev. Fleming, F. P. Schiffbauer, A. J. Pyburn, H. O. Meigs, Jas. L. Huey, Wm. Sleeth, W. D. Kreamer, A. A. Newman,

A. D. Prescott, Jacob Hight, T. H. McLaughlin, O. S. Rarick, Jamison Vawter, J. P. Johnson, H. D. Kellogg, Ed. Grady, O. P. Houghton,

M. N. Sinnott, Geo. W. Miller, N. T. Snyder, Amos Walton, Jas. Ridenour.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Amos Walton has been in Winfield the greater part of the summer attending to the K. C. & S. W. Railway business for our people. If he was an efficient commissioner and was interested in Arkansas City so much as he now pretends, he would have several weeks ago awakened our citizens to the great peril hanging over them and stirred them up to action sooner. The mighty howl he raises now, alas, comes too late. The fabric is too thin. The voters are not to be deceived by his apostasy. They will vote for J. D. Guthrie, a good and honest Republican, on next Tuesday, and remand Amos Walton and his well feigned affection for our town to the duties of his West Bolton farm once more. ASo mote it be.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

A newspaper man in our town said in a recent issue of his paper that the K. C. & S. W. Depot was to be located east of the Walnut River, and that the population to build a railway line from Winfield to Geuda and Caldwell, passing three miles south of this city, had been withdrawn, and the excitement it created has subsided. That editor should be relegated to the state of Arkansas the remainder of his life. >Tis strange that in these modern times, we find men who are not capable of judging the four points of the compass correctly.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Winfield has been a city of the second class for almost six years. During that time 1,243 voters have registered. We don=t say that Winfield has that many voters now, as no doubt several hundred have moved out west and taken claims. Of course, every name on the registry books was counted, and no allowance made for any that might move away during the six years. Of course, Winfield has a population of 7,000--divided by two.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Teacher=s Department.


1. Where in relation to the word which it limits, should a relative pronoun be placed? Where an adjective? Where an adverb?

2. Parse the italicized words in the following sentences.

The boy closed the shutters, which darkened the room.

I know who was elected president.

3. In the sentence, AMary studies,@ is the verb transitive or intransitive?


1. What is meant by an inter-colonial war?

2. What three presidents of the United States died on the 4th of July?

3. Where were the two conventions held that nominated Lincoln?


1. Tell why rain falls.

2. What is meant by the zodiac signs.


1. A man was offered $1,125 for a house in cash, or $1,181.80, payable in 8 months. He chose the latter; if money is worth 9 percent to him, how much did he lose?

2. What sum must I invest in U. S. Bonds, whose market value is 116, and which draw 6 percent interest, to secure an income of $18,450 in currency, if gold is worth 115?

3. A man bought a farm for $6,000 and agreed to pay principal and interest in three equal annual installments. What was the annual installment, interest being 6 percent?

Answers to questions will be published every two weeks. We have only received a few answers to the questions of last week and we would like to see more promptness on the part of those who are interested in this work.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.


On Saturday morning, the 24th, twenty of the officers and members of the Woman=s Relief Corps met at their hall according to previous arrangements, to make a visit to the Arkansas City Relief Corps, upon an invitation extended from them, going by Arthur Bangs= four-horse buss and private conveyance. Arriving at about 11:30 a.m., we were received by a committee of ladies of the Relief Corps at the Leland Hotel, where dinner was waiting us, consisting of the good things of the land in abundance, and served in magnificent style. After dinner we were escorted by the committee to their hall and in the regular business of the order found them earnest and energetic, doing much for the relief and encouragement of the members of the G. A. R. and their families. After the disposal of business, initiation of new members, etc., some half dozen members of the G. A. R. Post of the city called, greeting us with words of welcome and good cheer, and a general social time was indulged in, until we were compelled to prepare for our return home, starting around 5 p.m., delayed by the storm, arriving safely about 9 p.m., thanks to the careful driver furnished by Mr. Bangs. All are enthusiastic in praise of the Arkansas City Relief Corps, their earnest, energetic president, Mrs. J. Q. Ashton, their pleasing and agreeable manner of receiving and entertaining, and wishing we may have many opportunities of meeting and mingling with them in the future. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

The Neutral Strip.

From the Clark County Chief.

SIR: I am in receipt of your letter asking information relative to the APublic Land Strip,@ south of Kansas and Colorado, it is open to settlement if surveyed, etc. In reply I have to state that said land has been partly surveyed into townships, but none of it has been sub-divided into sections. The lands are open settlement, but no other steps can be taken toward acquiring title until the land shall have been surveyed into sections and until congress shall have extended the provisions of the public land law governing the sale of or entry of the public lands, over the strip referred to.

No right or title to said lands is vested in any Indians.

As to the prospect of a law attaching said lands to some land district in Kansas or Colorado, this office cannot anticipate the actions of congress in the matter.

There are no maps of said strip issued by this office for distribution.

Very respectfully,

A. J. SPARKS, Commissioner.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

The Citizen=s Executive Committee was called together yesterday and met in Judge Pyburn=s office for the purpose of taking steps to plank the west bridge over the Arkansas. A. A. Newman, Maj. Sleeth, and T. H. McLaughlin were appointed as a committee to solicit aid, and were instructed to purchase lumber and repair the bridge. Our friends west of the city will in a few days be able to communicate again with us over a new bridge.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Oh, yes, the Democrats are going to get there. No doubt about it. This is the manner in which they progress. A Democratic rally was advertised in an out township Tuesday evening, and AHon.@ E. C. Gage was to be the speaker. AHon.@ E. C. was at the schoolhouse at the appointed time, but the crowd was not. Ed came home and recited his beautiful eulogies on Capt. Thompson to father McGinnis.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

The musical comedy of AFun on the Bristol@ will occupy the boards of the Highland Opera House Tuesday evening, Nov. 10th. Among the company may be mentioned Miss Bessie Cottrill, who, for years, was the prima donna with McCaull=s Opera Company, and is considered a vocaliat off rare addition. [THERE WAS MORE, BUT IT WAS DIFFFICULT TO READ...SO I QUIT HERE.]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

S. F. Steinberger=s Drug Establishment.

Upon an invitation extended, a representative of the REPUBLICAN visited the drug store of S. F. Steinberger in his new quarters in the Cresswell block. Since locating in our city, Mr. Steinberger has displayed enterprise and business tact. From a small establishment his drug store has grown to be an extensive one. The large room which he occupies in the Cresswell block with his mammoth stock is well adapted for the wants of his business, and many are the encomiums passed relative to his handsome drug emporium.

As you enter the room your vision is captivated by the neatness displayed in the general arrangement, the elaborate shelving on both sides loaded with pure drugs, medicines, etc., the handsome range of Walnut counters, the well filled show cases, and the affable proprietor, or his assistant, John G. Cooke. The sense of smell is greeted with the redolence of pure drugs, which so many drug stores in Kansas fail to possess. Passing to the rear of the room, we encounter the prescription department, which occupies an area of about 20 x 25 feet. This department is presided over by Mr. Cooke, who is a pharmacist as well as a druggist. He is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University, of Tennessee, and thoroughly understands the preparation of drugs from the crude material as well as their compounding into medicines. The drugs you see displayed in this mammoth establishment are the fruits of Mr. Cooke=s mental skill. He manufactures them from the crude article, thus furnishing this community with unadulterated medicines. Since Mr. Steinberger engaged Mr. Cooke, he has purchased the necessary apparatus to carry on this preparation of pure drugs. Even the water used for prescriptions is put through in process to purify it before it becomes an ingredient of a medicine.

Beneath the shelving and under the counters a thousand and one drawers have been arranged to contain druggists= sundries, each drawer being labeled with the names of contents. In fact, every article bears its label, and is always found in its place. There is no chance for errors to occur in this well regulated drug store.

In addition to the above, we add that Mr. Steinberger has a full line of the best brands of cigars, a large stock of toilet articles, fancy soaps, perfumery, etc. Also paints, oils, brushes, etc. It can be truly said that Mr. Steinberger is the possessor of a lucrative business and a handsome business establishment. May he continue to prosper.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Capt. J. B. Nipp, Republican candidate for treasurer, is limited to two terms by law, and his efficiency and fidelity entitles him to the recognition of a second election. He has now learned the details and duties of the office and has become more valuable to the county than could a new man in the office without a two years tuition. It behooves us to vote for Capt. J. B. Nipp. He is an honest and capable man.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Dr. H. M. Marsh while returning home from this city Thursday evening met with an accident when about a mile north of town. It was very dark and the team left the road, running the buggy into a deep gutter, upsetting it. The team broke loose, and ran away. Cal. Swarts and John Daniels happened along about this time and assisted the Doctor in setting things aright. His team was caught and hitched up again and the Doctor progressed on his way home.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Last Monday evening a number of the christian young men of the city met at the M. E. Church to consider the organization of a Y. M. C. A. A representative was sent to the state convention at Emporia, and a meeting will be held in the First Presbyterian Church next Tuesday evening to complete the organization and hear the report of the representative. An interesting program has been prepared and all are cordially invited to attend. All of the young men of the city who are interested in the cause and are desirous of engaging in the work are earnestly requested to be present.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

W. M. Berkey, of Geuda Springs, was in the city yesterday. The citizens of Geuda, he says, are with Arkansas City now heart and soul, since the Geuda Springs and Caldwell branch propositions have been withdrawn. They now recognize the fact that their only show for getting a railroad is to work in conjunction with Arkansas City. Thursday evening a railroad meeting was held in that thriving town.

Jas. Hill addressed the assembly. He showed up the impracticability of a line going west north of Arkansas City to the satisfaction of all, and stated that the most feasible route was to run the branch of the K. C. & S. W. west from Arkansas City via Geuda. The citizens of Geuda want a railroad and want it bad. They have combined with Arkansas City go get it. ASo mote it be.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

A Lie.

There is not every fellow who wears a grand army badge that can give reminiscences of the war from his own experience and observation. There is a candidate on the Republican ticket that is said to be of that kind, and has no papers to show that he was ever in the army a single day. Democrat.

The above item is false. It was told for political effect. As every candidate on the Republican ticket is an old soldier and a member of the G. A. R., it reflects on all. To be a member of the Grand Army, an old soldier must possess the necessary honorable discharge papers. Do not be deceived by such a damnable lie, for that is all it is.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Death of Gen. Geo. B. McClellan.

The Nation again bows in sorrow. Another great warrior has been mustered into the presence of the Great Infinite and we mourn for him and give tributes of sorrow over one of the nation=s gallant and distinguished dead.

Twice the savior of Washington, twice the savior of our nation. It is mete and just that we should mourn for him with a sorrow Aheartfelt and patriotic.@

Americans, one of your grandest heroes has folded up his tent and gone from you. A truer patriot, a nobler man, a better citizen never died than Geo. B. McClellan, once commander of the U. S. A. in time of peril. Peace be with him, and buried be all that has been said against him.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Next Monday evening at Highland Opera House the AGoldens@ will appear. They will be here Nov. 2 and 3. The first evening they will present the ADaughter of the Regiment.@ [THERE WAS MORE...SKIPPED IT!]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.


Begins Nov. 9, 1885; Ends June 25, 1886.


Tuition $2.00 per Month, Including One Hour=s Exercise Daily in Hoyt=s Gymnasium.

School Rooms Under Hoyts Hall.


Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Penmanship, Drawing, Reading, Elocution, Physilogy, Physics, History, Geography, Grammar, Composition and Rhetoric, Latin.


Bookkeeping, Penmanship, Commercial Law, Counting House Arithmetic. Instrumental and Vocal Music extra.

For further information, call on or address the Principal,

L. F. ABERNATHY, B. S. Principal.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.


Election day Tuesday.

Tonight is halloween.

Next Tuesday is election day. Go and vote.

W. M. Henderson has for sale a two wheeled buggy.

Capt. Burroughs has laid a street crossing leading to his block.

New and attractive novelties in fine millinery goods at Mrs. Henderson=s.

One of the steel barges to be used by the Navigation company is almost completed.

For Sale. A fine three year old filly, by F. W. Farrar, First National Bank.

Remember the best place to get your watches repaired is at Hardway=s, Steinberger=s drug store.

Amos Walton is getting scared. He concedes that J. D. Guthrie is making it a most awful Ahot time for him.@

McDowell Bros. Have removed their meat market to the Lafe McLaughlin building, adjoining the post office.

Hoskin & McComb offer a reward of $25 for a ffoot that can=t be straightened or disease of the hoof that their horse-shoer cannot cure if it can be done at all by shoeing.

The supper given by the ladies of the Christian Church Thursday night was well attended, we are informed, and we suppose, therefore, it was a financial success.

Bob Grubbs is giving every person that purchases 25 cents worth of goods of him a ticket which entitles the holder thereof to one chance on a $75 silver water service. The drawing will occur Jan. 1, 1886.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.


The local editor of the Courier remarks that figures won=t lie, in his list of the buildings gone up in Winfield this season. True, Bro. Greer, figures won=t lie but Winfield editors will.

The Border Dancing Club, organized by Bob Hutchison, will give its first ball next Thursday night in the Opera House. This club has already a large membership and its success is evident.

The Indian Territory is now solidly Democratic, owing to the civil service rules. Who is there that is so insane as to dare promulgate that the present administration is not making a mockery of civil service?

A vote for Capt. Thompson for sheriff means the non-enforcement of our prohibitory law. How can he enforce it, when he himself has twice violated the old prohibitory statute. He does not deny it, or attempt to.

The party gotten up by James Pentecost last Tuesday evening was not so well attended on account of the inclemency of the weather. Those who were there endeavored to redouble their enjoyment to make up for those who were absent.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.


The old landmark, W. M. Rose=s log cabin, has disappeared, and is succeeded by a handsome two story residence. One by one the reminders of Arkansas City in her primitive days are eradicated to be replaced by substantial improvements.

MARRIED AGAIN. J. E. Cox is a much married man. He has just been married to Mrs. Sarah Baker, of Geneva, Illinois. This is twice within the past 15 months. Mr. Cox=s first dream of wedded bliss was of short duration. We hope his second will be more congenial.

On Wednesday evening the first lesson in dancing was given in Highland Hall, by Miss High, of Wichita. About fifteen couples were present. There is a membership of 50 couples. Most of the time was spent in learning right, two, three, and left two, three, two, three.

At the Christian Church social given Thursday night, the M. I. Band created quite a sensation. It was the first time this band appeared before the public and its playing was better than had been expected. We heard much praise passed upon it and everybody prophesied success for it in the future.

The most amusing incident in newspaperdom is the Democrat=s support of Amos Walton. But a few weeks ago that journal was so bitter toward Amos that it would not append his name to the Democrat=s call for the county convention as secretary. Strange, that Amos was such a bad man before the convention and such a good fellow after.

T. W. Gant displayed to a representative of the REPUBLICAN Thursday the plan and specifications for the building of the Farmers Co-operative mill. The Association is only waiting for the

K. C. & S. W. Railway to locate its line before they commence work. As soon as this is done, a large force of hands will be put on and the mill pushed to completion.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

S. J. Smock is our candidate for County Clerk. In education and fitness, he is the equal, and in energy, industry, and character, the superior of any other candidate. Besides he is especially deserving of the suffrages and help of the patriotic citizens of this county, having sacrificed his best years and his left arm in defense of his country, rendering him unable to make a living by manual labor, yet leaving him amply competent for the duties of the office of County Clerk.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

Ochs & Nicholson in this issue of the REPUBLICAN advertise a closing out at cost of their large stock of dry goods. They are going out of business in Arkansas City in order that more attention can be turned to their store at Pawnee Agency. Messrs. Ochs and Nicholson will make Arkansas City their home. They do not intend to move away from here, but are determined to quit the dry goods business. Their business must be closed up by January 1, 1886. Now is the time to secure bargains. The REPUBLICAN regrets to announce the above facts for the proprietors of the Bee-hive are live, energetic businessmen, whose places are not likely to be filled soon.


Closing Out Sale at the Bee-Hive Store.

On & After Saturday, October 31, We will Sell our Immense Stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, and Gent=s Furnishing Goods at Cost.

And Will Continue the Sale Until our Entire Stock is Closed Out.

Our stock is all new and complete in every Department. A large line of Selz, Schawb & Co.=s Boots and Ladies Shoes, the best in the market, strictly at cost. A large line of Shawls and Flannels at cost. A large assortment of Ladies= Coats all at Cost. We have the largest assortment of Clothing to be found in the city, which will be disposed of at cost.

Come Early While the Assortment is Complete.

This is an Opportunity that You Cannot Afford to Lose, for We Mean Just What We say.

Having a store at Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory, we cannot well attend to both.

Consequently We Have Decided to Close Out Our Stock Here,


Thanking the Public for the Liberal Patronage Extended to Us During the Short Time We Have Done Business in Your City, We Respectfully Solicit a Continuance of the Same During Our Close out sale, FOR WE KNOW WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY.




Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

To the Voters.

Voters, on next Tuesday you will be called upon to cast your ballots to select officers to fill the county offices of sheriff, treasurer, clerk, register of deeds, and coroner; also, for a commissioner from the second district . In our editorial columns you will find the names of the gentlemen who compose the Republican ticket. The bearer of each name is worthy of your support. With the exception of S. J. Smock for county clerk, Dr. H. L. Wells, for coroner, and J. D. Guthrie, for commissioner, from this district, the gentlemen on the ticket are candidates for re-election. They are all capable men. It is useless for the REPUBLICAN to extol on the merits of each candidate. [SKIPPED THE REST!]


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

Wait Till We Get the Railroad Hands.

The Arkansas City REPUBLICAN of Saturday says that 1,014 voters have registered in that city, and claims that this registration indicates that A. C. is the largest city in Cowley County. The Courier reported the same day the registration of Winfield 1,243, which seems to tell another story. Taking into consideration the fact that citizens of Arkansas City kept hacks running with able canvassers bringing in the voters to register for a week or ten days previous to Saturday at an expense of six or nine dollars per day, and that Winfield citizens did not spend any time or money to get voters to register we may safely conclude that A. C. registered about her whole voting population, say all but 36, making the total number of voters 1,050, as the REPUBLICAN claims, and that Winfield had she taken the same course could have registered 300 more, leaving 42 unregistered which together would make 1,375 voters. Then if A. C.=s population is five times 1,050, or 5,250, as the REPUBLICAN claims, Winfield=s population is five times 1,575 or 7,875, and this is very nearly the relative population of the two cities. Arkansas City is a great, prosperous, and growing town about two-thirds as large as Winfield.

Winfield Courier.

What a grand concession this is from a representative of a city that claims to be a perfect network of railroads. The Courier says in the above that Winfield has 1,243 registered voters. Let us recapitulate some. Just at present, according to the Courier of but a few days ago, there were 500 railroad hands at work on the

K. C. & S. W. in and around Winfield. This accounts for about 500 names on Winfield=s registration books. 500, taken from 1,243, and we have a result of 743, the number of legal resident voters of Winfield. Multiply 743 by five and we have 3,715, the number of people who reside in the corporate limits of Winfield. The Courier also says no hack was run to bring in the floating population. This is false. The same authority but a few days before said Hank Paris was running a hack and bringing in voters to register. You can bet, and safely too at that, that Winfield registered every voter=s name in that city. Because it was to their interest to do so, and all talk to the contrary is absurd. Winfield Ais a great, prosperous, and growing town about two-thirds the size of@ Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

Police Court Items.

The following are the names of the parties arrested for being drunk on the Sabbath Day.

John Doe (real name unknown) fined $2, with costs, $6.

Geo. Y. Alverson fined $2, with costs, $6.

James Kelly, fined $1 and costs.

Charles Bundren, fined $2, with costs, $6.

G. Schofield, fine $2 and costs.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.


J. L. Huey has been in Chicago this week.

J. M. Collins is on the sick list this week.

Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Mitchell are expected home today.

Chas. Schiffbauer is building an addition to his residence in the first ward.

Miss Jessie Pixley, of Winfield, visited Miss Minnie Stewart over Sunday.

E. L. McDowell has one of Job=s mammoth afflictions on his right cheek.

Samuel Hoyt, the father of our Joe, is visiting in the citty. He came in Thursday.

Chas. Danks has once more made his appearance after a two weeks wrestle with malaria.

Mrs. J. W. Ruby, accompanied by her mother, came home today from her Nebraska visit.

Mrs. C. C. Sollitt has so far recovered from her severe attack of sickness as to be able to sit up.

Dr. Reed has removed his office to North Summit street, north of Dr. Brown=s drug store.

Maj. W. M. Sleeth returned home Tuesday, leaving Mrs. Sleeth at Cleveland to regain her impaired health.

W. F. Snyder, the genial traveling passenger agent of the Bee Line, was in the city yesterday and called on the REPUBLICAN.

MARRIED. W. H. Nelson returned to Arkansas City yesterday, bringing with him his happy bride. The REPUBLICAN extends congratulations to them.

Patriotic Jim Ridenour writes from Rochester, Indiana, that could he, he would not give his home city for the entire Hoosier state.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moore, last Sunday morning, a girl babe. Weight seven pounds. All parties concerned doing well.

Cal. Swarts went over to Maple City Thursday evening and addressed a large crowd of voters at the schoolhouse in that township.

Cal. Swarts and John Daniels went out and held a public meeting at Jack Oak Schoolhouse, Thursday evening. They report a big ttime.

Mrs. Marian Anderson, of Chicago, is visiting in the city at the residence of C. C. Sollitt. Mrs. Anderson is the grandmother of Mrs. Sollitt.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.


W. M. Rose, for two weeks past, has been suffering from an attack of malaria. He is now able to go around, although he is yet somewhat indisposed.

Chas. Dix returned to Arkansas City Monday. He brought his mother with him from Cloverdale, Indiana. They have gone to housekeeping in the Patterson property.

Dr. J. M. Wright and family are residents of Winfield. The doctor spends the greater portion of his time out on his Tisdale farm. He was in the city Wednesday.

Miss Nellie Childers and her brother, Harry, of this place, left Wednesday for Independence, where they will remain for a few weeks visiting their grandparents.

An Edwardsville, Illinois, paper states that if J. J. Clark visits that city once more, he is liable to catch AJessie.@ And so that is the reason Jen visits Illinois so often.

John Keown and L. C. Keown, of Illinois, are visiting in the city. The Messrs. Keown are well-to-do citizens of the Sucker state. They are cousins of T. D. Keown.

Sept. Andrews visited his best girl over to Wellington all last week. It appears to us that Sept. Is making rather frequent visits to Wellington lately from some cause or another.

Elder John M. Thompson and family, of Valley Center, and Mr. Yoman, from north of Winfield, friends of the Danks Bros., visited them the first of the week. Also the Chilocco schools.

Tinner Huber has moved his shop to the room under fraternity hall on North Summit street. Capt. Rarick and Chas. Parker will open their blacksmith shop in the building vacated by Mr. Huber.

Dr. Jas. Phillips, relative of A. G. Lowe, has been visiting in the city this week. Dr. Phillips hails from Springfield, Illinois. He was so well pleased with this country that he invested quite a sum of money.

The Courier says: AJames C. Topliff and lady, and A. D. Hawk and wife, were up from the Terminus Monday. Go away from home to get the news. This is the first time we ever head of A. D. Hawk having a wife.

A. Traband, who formerly resided here, but later at Larned, has sold out there and returned to Arkansas City to make it his future home. He will open up his cigar establishment in a porrtion of the Lafe McLaughlin building.

Miss Minnie Randall, of Peoria, Illinois, is stopping in the citty. Miss Randall is a teacher of piano and organ music and has recommendations from some of the leading professors of music in the city of Peoria. She is a sister of Mrs. U. S. Upp.

Mrs. A. G. Heitkam returned home yesterday from her Indianapolis visit. She was to have been here Thursday, but got on the wrong train at Mulvane and was taken to Wellington; consequently, she was delayed 24 hours in reaching home.

Mrs. Thos. Kimmel, while using a vapor lamp last Monday, was severely burned in the face by the flames flaring up in her face. The burn was around the eyes, extending over the forehead. Dr. Fowler was called in to dress the injuries.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.


Lawyer Jenkins, for several days past, has been suffering from ivy poisoning. One side of his face and arm are the parts affected. His appearance would indicate to a casual observer that he had engaged in a About@ with Sullivan and been knocked out in the first round.

MARRIED. The REPUBLICAN is in receipt of the Portland (Maine) Daily Press, announcing the marriage of Dr. J. A. Mitchell to Miss Harriet E. Correy on October 20, 1885. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Hill, of that city. No cards were issued. The happy couple will arrive in Arkansas City in a few days. Our gates are ajar and the banner of Awelcome@ awaits their coming.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

Last fall Capt. Thompson, Democratic candidate for sheriff, was elected a delegate to the state convention by his party. Afterwards he participated in a Republican primary convention, working hard for the nomination of Henry Asp. The Democrats could not stand this, so they requested Capt. not to go to the convention. AIt is useless to say that Capt. remained at home.@ Now, the Democrat tells us that Capt. Thompson sold his vote to Jas. O=Neil, of water works fame, while serving as councilman. It tells you now that Capt. is an honest fellow and begs for your suffrage for him. Voters, which story will you credit.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

Judge Soward, as register of deeds, has made a model officer. It is admitted by all that the office was never in so good shape before, and this has been secured by a personal attention that knows no relaxation. No more honest, efficient, and deserving public officer is known, and he should be complimented with a second term by an unprecedented majority.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

Fraudulent Ballots.

Beware of fraudulent tickets, Republicans. The Democrats are up to their old tricks again. They are preparing fraudulent ballots to be used next Tuesday. They insert the name of one of their candidates on a ticket purporting to be the regular Republican ticket. In different localities other names are inserted. In this way do they hope to slip in one of their gang! Look well to your ballots and see that the names printed thereon read the same as those at the head of our editorial column.

The following is the law on the subject.

Sec. 218, page 357, of the compiled laws of Kansas: Any person who designedly gives a printed or written ticket to any qualified voter of this State containing the written or printed names of person for whom said voter does not design to vote, for the purpose of causing such a voter to poll his vote contrary to his own wishes, shall on conviction, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

The K. C. & S. W. Railway News.

Monday word was received in our city to the effect that the propositions asking aid over in Sumner County to build a branch west from the K. C. & S. W., between here and Winfield, had been ordered to be withdrawn. This is what our citizens have asked of the company, and it has kindly granted the request. Since the above has occurred, the K. C. & S. W. Engineers have been engaged in making surveys through the west part of the city. From what we can ascertain, a survey has been made into the city down on 13th street, branching off west through the draw on Bud Beck=s farm, just across the Arkansas. This is as it should be. Arkansas City is the natural place for the branch to start west. The company has been granted the right of way through the city on 3rd street, but it is likely to be changed to 13th.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

The W. R. C., of Winfield, visited the Arkansas City Corps last Saturday. The visiting ladies arrived in the city at about 11:30 a.m., and partook of a sumptuous feast which our ladies had prepared for them at the Leland Hotel. In the afternoon the visiting corps was received in the G. A. R. Post-room. Mrs. J. Q. Ashton, president of our corps, presided. An address of welcome was made, followed by introductions. A most social time was had. The following are the names of the visiting ladies.

Mrs. E. B. Dalton, secretary; Mrs. F. M. Pickens, treasurer; Mrs. J. H. Finch, chaplain; Mesdames W. B. Caton, Dr. Elder, L. Cure, F. Finch, C. Trump, H. H. Limerick, W. R. McDonald, J. Cormine, W. W. Tanner, L. Conrad, A. McClellan, J. A. Cooper, D. C. Beach, J. W. Holaday, J. G. McGregor, C. L. McRoberts, P. P. Powell.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

In another column of the REPUBLICAN appears the advertisement of L. F. Abernethy. Mr. Abernethy came here from Iowa last week and has decided to open a select school in the rooms under Hoyt=s Gymnasium. Mr. Abernethy is young, energetic, and comes very highly recommended by his former instructors and professors at the college from which he is a graduate, at Osage City, Iowa. We believe Mr. Abernethy will succeed in his undertaking and we hope all who desire to send their children to a select school will visit him. See his ad. elsewhere.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

We never had a better sheriff than Geo. H. McIntire, and when we say this, we know that we are saying considerable. Mr. McIntire has a state reputation for unusual efficiency and honor in the discharge of his duties. It would be the height of folly for the voters of this county to substitute an untried man who cannot possibly fully learn the duties of the office in less than two years, in place of one who is already well schooled. Besides, we know AMac@ will enforce the prohibitory law.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

In this issue we copy articles from the Arkansas City Republican and Traveler. A perusal will show the reader what the kick is about. We wish to remind the Republican that it is wrong in two particulars. First, in the assertion that Burden asked Arkansas City to help leave Winfield out in the cold. Our people did not ask this. We knew that many of the Winfield people were determined that Burden should be left out in the cold. We informed Arkansas City people of this fact, and told them if they would stand by us, we could have the road through Burden and Winfield to Arkansas City without a fight. This was when we believed the road was more than a mere spur. The agreement was made only to be broken by the A. C. people with the result as now seen. Secondly, the Republican errs in the statement that a feeling still exists to remove the county seat to Tisdale. Burden is the objective point and this accounts for the struggle to prevent our having another road. Burden Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.


Moses Aaron Hopkins, who has been appointed Minister to Liberia, was during the war, an army cook. The old men who ordered the young darkey to fly around with the coffee pot and frying-pan will be astonished when they learn that he is a college graduate and a representative abroad of the government for whose defenders he formerly hustled hard tack.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, who is deriving fresh vigor and drawing fresh profit from the new republication of old AUncle Tom,@ is described as a hale and hearty old lady, very gray, but hardly ever blue. She will soon go to sit down for the winter in her Florida orange grove.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

High School Notes.

The Cowley County Teachers Association met in the high school room on last Saturday morning with an attendance of 35. After a few remarks by Prof. Limerick, the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The first subject on the programme was dispensed with on account of the absence of Prof. Gridly. The second subject was opened by Prof. Weir. He gave a very interesting address on the methods to be used with the primary classes. He was followed by Miss Jessie Stretch and others. The importance of essay writing was next discussed very ably by Rev. J. O. Campbell, Prof. Weir, and Miss Campbell. On account of the illness of the Arkansas City teachers and absence of others, the fourth, fifth, and sixt topics were not discussed. Business was attended to and after voting to have an afternoon session the association adjourned for dinner. As most of the teachers in attendance left on the afternoon train, the meeting after dinner was of little importance. It was voted to have the next meeting at Winfield.

Messrs. Wood and Inskeep of the Winfield Commercial College were at the meeting. The Arkanss City teachers rather give the city away by rising when called on and begged to be excused from duty on account of having the chills.

Prof. Barnes and wife attended the meeting of the association. Mr. Barnes came as a representative of the Winfield Tribune.

It was quite a disappointment to all that Rev. Harper was unable to fill his engagement for Friday evening. A severe cold prevented his coming.

The high school is still flourishing in spite of the disadvantages the teachers labor under on account of Prof. Bryan=s absence. New pupils are coming in every week.

The janitor evidently needs a few lessons in the art of heating a school room, part of the time the room is at the freezing point, and at other times is too warm to be comfortable. Sevearal pupils have contracted severe colds from this carelessness.

The pupils desire to return their sincere thanks to the persons who have given so liberally toward an instrument; $16 is the sum now on hand.

In two weeks the high school expects to move to its new quarters.



Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.

Teachers Association.

Cowley County Teachers Association met at Arkansas City last Saturday. Opening exercises were conducted by Prof. Weir. After a few brief remarks by the president, the discussion was opened by Prof. Weir, followed by Miss Jessie Stretch.


1. In what respect should recitations in primary classes differ from those in the advanced classes.

2. Importance of easy writing. The means to secure it.

Paper: Miss Campbell, discussion by Miss Florence Patterson, Prof. Wood, of the Winfield Normal school, Rev. Campbell, Alfred Wing, and Miss Jessie Stretch.

3. The teacher=s preparations for assigning and conducting a recitation.

Discussion by Mrs. Amy Chapin, Prof. Weir, Prof. Wood, Miss Jessie Stretch, J. W. Warren, and Miss Campbell.

After a few minutes recess the house was called to order by the president, and the business coming before the association was transacted. An adjournment was made to allow the Winfield teachers to go home on the afternoon train. But those teachers living in this vicinity reconvened at the schoolhouse where the remainder of the afternoon passed very quickly and satisfactorily to all present. The afternoon session was on a par with that of the forenoon. In the afternoon as neither president or vice president were in attendance, Alfred Wing was chosen to preside protempore. The question, what are the secrets in school government, was ably discussed by J. W. Warren followed by Mahlia Arnett, Mr. Stiverson, Alfred Wing, and Minnie Turner. The ground being almost entire covered and many new theories put forth. The association adjourned to meet at Winfield Nov. 20th at 7 p.m. and the 21st.


Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.


The Entire Republican Ticket Elected in Cowley County by a Majority Ranging from 700 to 1,100.

J. D. Guthrie Elected Commissioner from the Second District By

Over 225 Majority.

A Full Vote Polled All Over the County Excepting in Arkansas City; But a Half Vote Failed Here.

Last Tuesday was election day and a good day it was for Republicans in Cowley County. Every man on the ticket got there by a handsome majority. A great surprise was J. D. Guthrie=s large majority over Amos Walton, for commissioner of this district.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

Halloween was last Saturday evening and it was duly observed by the boys of Arkansas City. Out-houses were overturned, signs and gates carried away. The boys kindly remembered us, although their visit gave us pain--next morning. We were not Aat home@ at the time the boys paid us their appreciated call, but we can assure them we wish we had been. We still retain the handkerchief we picked up at the rear of our sand-burr lawn, which one of our visitors left behind. As the kerchief has a name stamped thereon, we know who came while ABetsy and I were out.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

LOST, STRAYED, OR STOLEN. A small Water Spaniel, of a red and white color, answers to the name of AFritz.@ Finder return to O. Ingersoll and get the reward.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.


J. E. Parkins Meets Death Two Miles North of Arkansas City Thursday Noon.

Was It an Accident or Suicide?

For the fourth time in the past 15 months, the REPUBLICAN has been called upon to chronicle the sad intelligence of death caused by the cars on the Santa Fe.

DIED. This time the victim was J. E. Parkins, a well-known and respected citizen of Arkansas City. From a train boy and a passenger who witnessed the deed, we get the following information.

Mr. Parkins was standing on the platform steps of the car adjoining the baggage car. The newsboy was standing in the door-way when suddenly Mr. Parkins reached around, caught the railing of the baggage car, swung around, placing a foot on a step of each car and lowered his head between the two platforms. Just at this moment the boy cried out for him to desist. Mr. Parkins raised his head and glanced at the boy, but immediately bent down again as low as he could and let loose all hold. The consequence was he fell between the two platforms and it is thought from the wounds that the wheels struck his head and body. A deep gash extended from the bridge of his nose back over his forehead; one side of his body was mutilated and the bones in the left leg were broken in several places. The boy gave the signal and the train was stopped, and backed to where the body lay at the side of the track. He was picked up and brought to the depot. Drs. Reed and Chapel were called to attend. He was still alive--just barely breathing. He died a few hours after being conveyed to his home.

It was also stated that up near Seeley he tried to commit the deed, but was prevented by a passenger. Upon being stopped there he walked into the car and sat down and did not get out until about two miles north of town where the train starts to come down grade. The train was running at lightning speed, and it is a wonder that he was not killed instantly.

The deceased was a contractor and had the contract of putting up the Biddle building upon which work had been commenced. No reason is assigned for him committing suicide and it is hard to credit his death to that cause. Some advance the opinion that he was intending to jump from the train and go over to his stone quarry, two miles north of town, but that is not probable.

He leaves a wife and two children. The remains were interred in the Riverview Cemetery Friday. Whether Mr. Parkins intended to commit suicide or whether his death was an accident, we know not, but it is a very sad affair.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

Probably Sensational.

It is talked that the new Oklahoma raid is led by Captain Couch, who has become tired of waiting for the government commission to determine boomers= rights, and has decided to force an issue on the government. A letter was received by the acting commissioner of Indian affairs from the agent at the Ponca and Pawnee agency adjacent to the Oklahoma country saying that bands of armed men daily pass his agency in the direction of Oklahoma and they do not return. The agent thinks that their mission means mischief. The acting commissioner of Indian affairs at once telegraphed to the agency to send without fail all possible details as to their movements and to make what arrangements he can to drive the intruders from Oklahoma. It is understood also that additional orders will be at once given to the military to forcibly eject all trespassers. The boomers claim to have sixteen thousand men enrolled, of whom ten thousand are old confederate and union soldiers.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

Here is the tickets an Aristocrat@ of the third ward voted.

For sheriff: C. G. Thompson.

For treasurer: J. B. Nipp.

For equal rights.

For pure whiskey.

For cheap whiskey.

For pure religion.

For cheap religion.

It appears by the premeditated arrangement of names that this voter wanted Capt. Nipp to go in office on a platform of pure whiskey and pure religion.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.


J. L. Glotfelter, of East Bolton, Drops Dead While Down in the

Indian Territory.

DIED. Thursday evening it was told around on our streets that a man had been killed down in the Indian Territory. We readily gave credence to the rumor for it is getting to be not a rare occurrence in this vicinity for men to get killed. But this time upon running the item down, we ascertained that no one had been murdered, but that

J. L. Glotfelter had dropped dead from heart disease.

Yesterday morning Wm. Roberts, who resides on the state line, was in the city, and from him we learned the particulars.

As we were told, Mr. Glotfelter went down in the territory last Monday with his wagon and team. He stopped at a ranch on Wolf Creek, near what is known as the Agreat bend.@ He was engaged in getting out posts for one of the ranchmen and wood for himself. At night he slept at the ranch and during the day he worked. Thursday Bert Plumb and Al Green, of East Bolton, joined the deceased and took dinner with him. When Mr. Glotfelter fed his team at noon, he did not tie it, and when the horses had eaten up their feed they wandered off. The men on getting through eating dinner went to catch the team, Mr. Plumb riding his mule after them and Mr. Glotfelter starting around to head the team. Mr. Plumb succeeded in catching the horses and was standing waiting for Mr. Glotfelter to come up. Mr. Plumb noticed that he was a long time in arriving and when he came up he questioned him concerning the cause. Mr. Glotfelter told him that in crossing a small hollow he had an attack of some kind and that he had fallen and lain upon the ground several minutes. As Mr. Glotfelter did not like to ride one of his horses back to camp on account of his being afraid of them, Mr. Plumb aided him on his mule and turned around to mount one of the horses. As he did so, he heard a dull thud, and glancing around he saw Mr. Glotfelter lying on the ground. Running to the creek nearby he filled his hat with water, and dashed it into the face of the deceased. But it did not revive him any and in a few moments after the fall he died. As soon as possible Messrs. Plumb and Green loaded the body in the wagon and conveyed it home, arriving about dusk Thursday evening.

The death is supposed to have been caused by heart disease, as he was suffering from an affection of the kind. Once during the summer he had an attack, but recovered. Mr. Glotfelter removed here from Burden over a year ago and engaged in the implement business; and not finding that as remunerative as he desired, quit in a few months. Several months ago he made the purchase of a farm in East Bolton, four miles south of Arkansas City. The deceased leaves a large family, who are in somewhat straightened circumstances. His death was untimely and very unfortunate to them, and the blow is very severe. It is hard for the many friends of jolly John Glotfelter in this vicinity to believe that he is dead. Up to the time of his demise, he appeared to be hale and hearty. Again are we reminded that Ain the midst of life we are in death.@ The remains were taken to Burden today for interment.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

Conway Springs over in Sumner County are getting to be famous as being auxiliary in the fulfilment of the Biblical saying, AMultiply and replenish.@ A married couple of Winfield, whose life had been barren for a dozen years or more, hearing of the grand results the springs had wrought, sought to try their efficiency, and lo! In due time the couple became the parents of bouncing twins. And now the Wichita Eagle comes in and relates that it has it from its Conway Springs correspondent that a certain well known Wichita banker was at the springs last week anxiously inquiring for the girl baby spring. There are eight springs, all of which are good as to general results but not reliable as to sex. It is the big, clear, fine, deep spring located nearest to the windmill pump that is only sure pop where an heiress is desired. He was told further that the slow flowing sluggish ones lower down were any or all safe enough where boys are wanted. He took home a jugful.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

High School Notes.

Prof. Bryan has returned to his work, and all moves on as before.

Prof. Marble, an old and experienced teacher, visited the school on Tuesday, and made some interesting remarks.

It is wonderful how the changes in the weather affect the pupils. On a dark, gloomy day the interest is very hard to keep up; but on a


bright sunshiny day, all are wide awake and ready for lessons, no matter how difficult.

A committee of ten has been appointed for taking the final measures in purchasing our instrument. All will be much pleased when we once have it, as we have had no music this year, and all feel the need of it.

The monthly examinations have been dispensed with in the high school, but one examination will be held during the term. These examinations hung over the pupils like a dark cloud from one end of the month to the other, and we are glad to know that they will haunt us no more.

Some effort will be made soon to replenish the library. The students are proud of the library and want to make it more complete this year than ever before.

The question as to whether we shall have a literary society this winter is being discussed. Many favor the plan while others disapprove on account of the ones held heretofore not amounting to anything.

Many pupils forget George Washington=s glorious example for telling the truth, when the deportment roll is called each evening.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.


Cleanest, whitest, and best work in the city.

No chloride of lime or acids used; therefore, no destruction of clothing.

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

H. B. CALEF, Proprietor.

OFFICE: Youngheim & Co.=s Store.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.


WE ARE NOW OFFERING in our new stock of Fall and Winter GOODS.

Every article at BOTTOM PRICES. And we are waiting to show you the finest stock ever shown in this section of BOOTS AND SHOES, RUBBERS, OVERSHOES, ARTICS, ETC.


The best custom goods made.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.


OVERCOATS for Men and Boys.

All of the best makes and latest styles, which we are making SPECIAL LOW FIGURES ON As well as on all other goods.

Remember we are the only house in the city that sells the FITCH BOOT And GANNON FINE SHOE, for Ladies and Misses.

Custom Made. Every Pair Warranted.

O. P. HOUGHTON, At the Green Front.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

The Creeks have decided not to sell Oklahoma at any price. Last summer there was a wish to get the sentiment of all the Indians on the subject. A council was held at Eufala, and it was then decided not to sell. On Tuesday this action was brought up for ratification by the Creek council. The bill quietly passed the house of kings, but when it came to the house of warriors it hung fire. The vote was finally taken, which stood 42 to sell, 42 to hold, when Speaker Tom Adams cast the deciding ballot in favor of retaining. Consequently, the boomers will have to stay out. The Seminole council has appointed a delegation to treat with the United States commissioners, but it takes the action of both nations to dispose of the country.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

Teacher=s Department.

Dora Armstrong and C. Symington furnished the answers to the questions published two weeks ago. Nearly all of their answers were correct.


1. Captain Parker.

2. At New York, Oct. 7, 1765.

3. Some historians make no distinction between the two terms, calling the First and Second Continental Congresses the Second and Third Colonial Congresses. The term, AContinental Congress,@ was doubtless used when all the colonies were intended to have been represented.


1. A child may be taught to use language correctly without learning the rules and technicalities of grammar. It takes the mature mind to comprehend fully the underlying principles of a language. Perhaps a child who is able to read in the Fourth Reader may study grammar to advantage.

2. He is not responsible, although it is one of the requisites of a good schoolteacher to see that no such injury is done.


1. The language of our best authors and the usage established by them.

2. Sing. Plur.

lady=s ladies=

chimney=s chimneys=

sheep=s sheep=s

Brother-in-law=s Brothers-in-law=s

Man-servant=s Men-servants=


1. We have not yet received an answer to this problem from any of our correspondents. One of them requested as to publish both the answer and solution tto it. We confess our inability to give an arithmetical soluttion, and, as we have no algebraical symbols in this office, we can furnish only a very imperfect analysis by algebra. We believe the problem can be solved by arithmetic.


In Ray=s Higher Arithmetic is the following law of leverage: The power; the weight; the distance of the weight from the fulcrum; the distance of the power from the fulcrum.

From this law it is seen that the same ratio exists between the power and weight as between the two distances on each side of the fulcrum; itt is also seen that, when the true weight is placed on the lesser side of the scales, it will balance a weight equal to 20 times the ratio, and, when it is placed on the greater side, it will balance a weight equal to 31-1/4 divided by the ratio. Let x = ratio. Then, 20x = 31-1/4 divided by x, from which the value of x is found to be five-fourths. Substituting this value in equation, and we find the true weight to be 25 lbs.

2. 5 calves, 1 sheep, 94 lambs.

3. 12 feet.

4. $49.


Each frigid zone would be 25 degrees, each temperate, 40, and the torrid, 50.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

AD. GO TO ATWOOD=S if you want anything in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Queensware, Wooden Ware, Willow Ware, Cutlery, Hams, Smoked and Salt Meats, Dried Beef, Canned Goods of all kinds. Goods delivered to all parts of the citty. Atwood=s is the place for Choice Goods.

AD. C. ATWOOD, First Door South of Opera House, offers a Choice Assortment of Groceries, Staple and Fancy; Queensware, Wooden Ware, Willow Ware, Cutlery, Meats Dried and Smoked. Can Goods of all kinds, at lowest figures. Goods delivered free to all parts of the city.


All kinds of produce taken in exchange.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

The Situation.

If Arkansas City can down Winfield in getting the Caldwell branch of the Kansas City & Southwestern, it is all right. The Telegram will not kick. The Colorado Midland or the Denver, Memphis & Atlantic will occupy that territory with a line. Winfield don=t propose to be left on any enterprise. Telegram.

This shows up the true animus of that branch west. The Telegram shows it was a Winfield project, notwitstanding H. E. Asp=s claims to the contrary.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.

Notice! Help Needed.

To the citizens of Arkansas City, we the members of the

A. M. E. Church, desire to build a church at once. We ask the aid of all friends and supporters of the cause to help us in this good and much needed work.

Trustees: P. B. Andrews, Berry Banks, Allen Spickard.

Rev. J. YOUNG, Pastor. P. B. ANDREWS, Secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.


Eleven States held election Tuesday last.

Calves are dying of blackleg in different parts of Wilson County.

The Arkansas City Select School prepares young people for business.

For Anthracite coal, either nut or stove size, go to the Arkansas City Coal Co.

President Cleveland has issued his proclamation for the observance of a day for the returning of thanks on Nov. 26.

An Automatic door spring has been put on the post office door and all you must do is to get out of the road and Alet her go.@

The dancing school was well attended on Wednesday evening in spite of the rain. The glide polka and new quadrilles were taught.

The power of the press is being realized now, judging from the amount of cider that is being made from apples all through this country.

The election is past. Let us bury all political differences now and work in harmony for the advancement of our city and surrounding country.

AFun on the Bristol@ Company has achieved wonderful success. Overflowing houses everywhere greeted it, and if you wish good seats, purchase them early.

Taken Up. On farm 2 miles south of the city, a thin cow with white spots, about 7 years old, long horns, branded V O on left side. Inquire of Wm. Waggoner, on premises.

M. N. Sinnott took charge of the post office Monday. No change has yet been made in the employees. J. C. Topliff has received the appointment of deputy postmaster. This is a novel team yoked together.

Farmers are busy gathering corn. They should improve the favorable weather. Much corn was damaged last winter by the failure of the farmers to husk and crib it before the long spell of bad weather set in.

We take pleasure in announcing to the public that we have secured an able and efficient teacher of vocal and instrumental music. Miss Minnie Randall will give lessons to our pupils at greatly reduced rates.

Don=t plan anything else for Christmas but attend the grand fair, turkey dinner and oyster supper, which will be given by the Ladies Missionary Society and Young Peoples Mite Society of the U. P. Church at Highland Hall.

Arkansas City Coal Co. always keeps blacksmiths= coal in stock.

The ladies of the Episcopal Guild will give a social, Nov. 17, at the Bishop Block. All are cordially invited.

If you wish to take music lessons, either vocal or instrumental, you will save money by attending the Arkansas City Select School.

It is getting to be a well recognized fact that the merchants who sow the most advertisements gather the best crop of business.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.


Be sure and bring the little folks to see AFun on the Bristol,@ at the Opera House on Tuesday evening. It is especially calculated to please them, as well as the older folks.

Prof. Duncan, who is so well and favorably known in this city, will favor the students of the Arkansas City Select School, by giving them vocal music lessons for a very reasonable charge.

W. M. Henderson has a corn crib for sale located southwest of the depot, size 100 x 16; also, a half interest in another, 14 x 140, northwest of the depot. He will sell them at a bargain.

Thursday evening the Border Dancing Club had its first ball. It was well attended and well managed. No rude or disrespectable characters were there, and all had a pleasurable and harmonious time.

The executive committee of the Citizens Committee will go to South Haven and Caldwell Monday in the interest of the K. C. & S. W. Branch west from this city. The Caldwell Journal is in favor of the new road.

In mentioning the improvements last week made in Arkansas City, we neglected to publish the $2,000 improvement made by Danks Bros., at their foundry and machine shop. Also, Central block, valued at $20,000.

The Cedarvale Star says a Santa Fe official is there trying to get aid to build a road from Independence to that place. The Star also says that the prospect for the building of the D. M. & A. is growing beautifully less.

Faberizes the Winfield Tribune: Capt. Sinnott took charge of the post office at Arkansas City last Saturday. He has been deputy county clerk for some months, and will no doubt give good satisfaction as Democratic postmaster.

The Government has established a weather signal station at Wellington, with J. H. Wolf, in charge. A day before a cold wave is to be there, a white flag six or eight feet square, with a black square three or four feet in size, is put on a very tall mast erected for the purpose.

Arkansas City has organized a Young Men=s Christian Association. We were unaware of anything particularly sanctified about the A. C. Dudes. We suppose Dick Howard, of the REPUBLICAN, is the pillar. Good boy, that Dick. Courier.

[A McLaughlin-building-pillar, as it were.]

Keep this in your memory! A complete dramatic company and superb operatic and specialty company appear in the great musical comedy, AFun on the Bristol.@ One continuous laugh the entire evening. We know you=ll be there. At the Opera House on Tuesday evening, Nov. 10.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.


The following marriage licenses have been issued by Judge Gans since the last issue of the REPUBLICAN.

Geo. N. Sheeks and Olive M. Hart.

Jesse Foster and Josephine A. Davenport.

Chas. A. Cunningham and Martha E. Burden.

Chas. La Page and Alice Parker.

Allen W. Wert and Mattie L. West.

Wm. S. Bouseman and Rebecca N. Murray.

Nathan Shore and Sarah E. Jones.

James H. Mathews and Amanda E. Groom.

Isaac Warner and Rhoda Riddle.



Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

A Abad man@ from the territory rushed into Balyeat & Co.=s drug store Monday last, and drawing a revolver and pointing it at the proprietor demanded Awhiskey or blood.@ For a few moments there was a stagnation in business in that drug store, but fortunately Chas. Wells came in at this trying moment and he and Frank proceeded in getting rid of their unwelcome customer without acceding to his demand or doing any damage.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

The K. C. & S. W. Once More.

Wednesday morning, bright and early, information reached our citizens that some of the propositions to be submitted by the Geuda Springs and Caldwell road in different townships in Sumner County asking aid, read to the effect that the road was to leave the K. C. & S. W. between Arkansas City and Winfield. In Walton Township--Geuda--the proposition read to go west from Arkansas City. By this it would seem that someone was determined to hurt the interests of Arkansas City. Our citizens were once more aroused to action, and when James Hill, L. D. Latham, and H. E. Asp made their appearance upon the streets in the afternoon they were besieged on every side by inquiries in regard to the matter. We were told by these gentlemen that we had been informed correctly. Immediately the citizen=s committee marshaled its forces and called a meeting, requesting the railroad company to be present. The meeting was held in Judge Pyburn=s office, that gentleman presiding. Some very plain and sensible talk was indulged in by our citizens and the company. The latter was informed that if any such propositions reading that the road would be extended west between here and Winfield, were submitted in Sumner County, no right of way through the city would be granted and the company=s interests would be fought by our citizens on every hand. This stirred the gentlemen up somewhat and after a conference among themselves they decided to comply once more with the requests of Arkansas City. It was agreed that all propositions to be submitted in Sumner County should be sanctioned by our citizen=s before submission. A copy of each petition calling the elections will be forwarded to the citizen=s committee for perusal in order that no more Amonkeying,@ as Jim Hill expresses it, may be indulged in. We are glad to announce to the public that it has been decided by the company to build its road west from Arkansas City via Geuda to Caldwell within the next 16 months and petitions calling elections in the several townships will be submitted to that effect in a few days. This is as it should be.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

One evening last week a prominent citizen residing in the second ward--we won=t mention his name--had a trying ordeal to pass through. Upon arriving at his home after a hard day=s labor, being tired and sluggish, he concluded to try the refreshing elements of a turkish bath. Telling his better half of his determination, he repaired to the bathroom, where he reduced his dress to a facsimile of that worn by Father Adam in the garden of Eden. At this moment a scream rent the air from the interior of the cooking department. Without a moment=s hesitation or regard of dress, this good man broke for the kitchen. There he found his wife suffering from a severe burn upon her face, received by the flaring up of the flames of the fire while she was bending over the stove. He took in the situation at a glance. Out of the back door he ran, over the fence he jumped, and at a gait equal almost to Maud S., he sped to summon a physician. Not until he entered the business portion of the streets did a thought of his nudity occur. Then came a realization of the situation in which cruel fate had placed him. He was overwhelmed. The Doctor was so near and yet so far. Friendless, and alone, shivering in the wintry blasts of a November evening, dressed in the garb bestowed on him by kind nature, we leave him, allowing the American people to surmise how our beloved fellow citizen summoned a physician and returned home.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

Maj. Sleeth and N. T. Snyder visited Wellington Monday and Tuesday in the interest of the Ft. Smith & Wellington road. They met the president of the company, who assured them that the road would positively be built in the next 16 montths. Messrs. Sleeth and Snyder were also informed that the railroad desired to come to Arkansas City; but since the defeat of their bonds in Walton Township, had had some notion of changing the route to go through Guelph Township. Surveyors are making this way from Ft. Smith through the territory. A survey will be run on the north side of the Arkansas first, and then on the south, in order to ascertain which is the most available route to Ft. Smith. In four townships in Sumner County bonds have already been voted and an election will occur in another on the 11th. The company asks for $4,000 per mile, from the county through which it passes. We should get this railroad connection. It is a trunk line, and since our citizens have ascertained that the road is a certainty, they will make a mighty strong pull to get it.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

The surveyors are expected here this week, says the Wellington Standard, to commence the work of surveying the line for the

Ft. S., W. & N. W. The people of Walton Township will soon be convinced that this much talked of road is not a paper road like the Geuda Springs, Caldwell and Southwestern, but a thoroughbred railroad, with steel rails and steam horses. Get out of the way, you fellows down about Geuda, or you will get run over.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.


W. D. Bishop is up from Pawnee this week.

H. O. Meigs will visit in Harper County next week.

S. Matlack has been numbered among the sick this week.

Will S. Thompson has been shaking with malaria this week.

Ed. Barron is assisting in S. Matlack=s dry goods establishment.

Mr. and Mrs. O. Ingersoll came home last Saturday from their eastern visit.

Rev. R. S. Johnson, of Chanute, Kansas, is to preach tomorrow in the Baptist Church. All are welcome.

J. W. French has moved his family up from Ponca Agency. They reside in their residence in the second ward.

R. B. Norton goes to Northville, Michigan, Monday on a month=s visit to the old folks at home; also the young folks.

J. L. Howard has purchased J. M. Collins= interest in the real estate agency of Howard & Collins and now goes it alone.

Dr. McMullen and daughter, Mrs. Mary, of Burlington, Kansas, have been visiting his patients in the city this week. He is an occulist.

Gardner Mott came up from Oklahoma Thursday evening. He says that country is nearly as full of settlers as the Kansas prairies and not a soldier in sight.

W. E. Merydith, of the Dexter Eye, was in the city last Saturday on railroad business. He was here in the interest of the D. M. & A. Road, which desires to run a switch to this city from Dexter.

S. F. Steinberger yesterday presented the REPUBLICAN with a box of cigars, of the APatriclo@ brand. They were excellent, a fact to which everyone who aided in smoking them will testify. Thanks, Frank, for such a substantial compliment.

T. G. Brown, of Cambridge, Ohio, is in the city visiting. He is a friend of Maj. Sleeth. Mr. Brown has been visiting in the Cherokee Nation since June 4, and says the Cherokees are opposed to opening Oklahoma. Mr. Brown is well posted on matters pertaining to the Indian Nation. He will remain in Arkansas City until next week.

A select party was given at the residence of F. J. Hess on Halloween eve. The house was crowded and games, tricks (by the girls), and dancing were the main features of enjoyment; considerable merriment was created at the expense of the boys by inducing them to stick their heads in a tub of water in order to catch a floating apple with their teeth.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

It has become patent among our citizens that Arkansas City is infested with a gang of second rate gamblers. It has been developed that Frank Blubaugh has been keeping the rendezvous for this gang in a room over Godehard=s storeroom. Last Saturday afternoon Constable Frank Thompson, armed with warrants, made a raid on the poker room and arrested Blubaugh. Having no jail in which to incarcerate the prisoner, the officers deputized one Chas. Ashley to guard the prisoner for the night. Sometime during the night Blubaugh made his escape, whether from a lack of vigilance on the part of the guard or a bribe was used, we cannot say. At any rate, he has not been seen since the evening of his arrest. Blubaugh=s arrest created quite a stir among the gang and all--15 in number--sat up all Sunday night in a room of one of the city hotels waiting for the early morning train to take them to Wichita. By Blubaugh=s escape a stop was put to further proceedings. It is to be hoped our city officers will not allow the matter to drop at this stage. The REPUBLICAN would advise the hotel where these individuals are stopping to purge itself of such questionable characters if it does not desire to be mixed up in the matter. A word to the wise is sufficient.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

Wednesday afternoon a team belonging to T. D. Richardson ran away. It started from in front of G. B. Shaw & Co.=s lumber yard, where it was standing, and came south on Summit Street at a break-neck speed until they arrived in front of Henry Endicott=s grocery house, where they collided with A. Bookwalter=s team and wagon. Mr. Richardson=s team was hitched to his well drill apparatus, which is very heavy, and when the team struck the rear end of Mr. Bookwalter=s wagon, both were thrown several feet into the air. Both wagons were considerably damaged, especially Mr. Bookwalter=s. As soon as the collision occurred, Mr. Bookwalter=s team broke loose and went dashing down Summit street. It was stopped before any further damage was done, after running about four blocks. No one was injured. The horses were somewhat scared, and the wagons were smashed to smithereens.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

Nellie C. Bailey has been in the city this week canvassing for her book. The book, though written in the form of a romance, is by no means a fiction; the material which composes it is mostly based on sworn testimony. The characters are all real. Our reader will remember the trials and tribulations which have besought her. She was arrested for a most heinous crime: that of murdering Chement Bothamley. After being incarcerated for more than a year, she had her trial, being acquitted on June 20, 1885, in the U. S. Court at Wichita. We have not the space to devote to review of the book, but it is an interesting volume. It is truly a Kansas book. Mrs. Bailey will leave today for Winfield. She only canvasses the businessmen of a town and here she received numerous subscriptions.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

There will be a meeting in the Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m., on Sabbath, to which all young men are especially invited, at which meet-ing Robert Weidensall, secretary of the International Committee of Young Men=s Christian Association, will deliver a talk on the organi-zation and management of the Y. M. C. A. Also, there will be a mass meeting at the Opera House at 7 o=clock p.m., Sabbath evening, to which the businessmen are especially invited. Mr. Weidensall will de-liver a lecture on the workings of the Y. M. C. A., the benefits de-rived, and the necessity of having such an organization in each town.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

The Traveler remarks that Asome ingenious querist in the REPUBLICAN inquires, AWhat three presidents of the United States died on the Fourth of July? We pause for a reply.@

The sense of the Traveler=s remark is obscure, although from a reading we would judge that our co-tempoary doubts the answerableness of the question. If that be the case, we hasten to state that Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe took their flight into the land ethereal on the Fourth of July. Although quite youthful, we gladly impart this bit of presidential history to our very venerable neighbor.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

It has to be a mighty poor show when the REPUBLICAN makes a kick against a theatrical troupe, but we believe the Golden combination deserving of it. Last Monday evening they presented the ADaughter of the Regiment@ in Highland Opera House. It was very poor. In the first place, the drama amounts to almost nothing, and the majority of the actors and actresses of the troupe came under the same heading. The only good feature was the excellent music rendered by the Silver Cornet band, and that is worthy of praise.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

An institution which has been beneficial to citizens of this community since its organization is the Johnson Loan and Trust company. Since the very first this company has done an immense business in the loaning of money, and by the manner in which it has conducted its business, it has increased it more than ten fold in the six months of its organization. The gentlemen composing the company are honorable and trustworthy, and will willingly accommodate you with a loan.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

C. R. Sipes came near having a serious conflagration at his store Tuesday. One of the employees of the establishment took a lighted lamp into the basement to see to get out some barb wire. He placed the lamp on the pile of wire, and in removing a spool, it was knocked over into the center of the pile and exploded. For a few minutes there was some lively work done. The fire was finally extinguished by the use of some patent extinguisher Mr. Sipes keeps in his establishment.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

Wm. Snyder went to Winfield Monday morning. He met with quite an accident. Just before crossing the river near the Tunnel Mills, and in going down the hill, the neck-yoke broke and the horses broke loose, throwing Mr. Snyder out of the buggy, cutting his face, and bruising him up considerably. Mrs. Snyder remained in the buggy and was not hurt. The buggy was badly mashed up. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder can congratulate themselves in getting off so luckily.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

In the case of the state vs. Fred Cann, at Wellington, the jury brought in a verdict of guilty on four counts, and he was fined $400 and sent to jail for thirty days on each count. The trial commenced Tuesday and lasted four days. Cann was charged with running a Ablind tiger,@ or in other words, with selling liquor on the sly. The boys may be having a good deal of fun trying to beat the prohibition law, but it costs them lots of money.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

W. H. Timmerman, of Constant, accompanied by a visiting friend,

W. F. Carr, of Ohio, called on the REPUBLICAN Wednesday. They had been down in the territory on a sight seeing expedition and were on their return to Constant. Mr. Carr has visited Wellington, Winfield, Wichita, and numerous other cities, but he was completely fascinated with Arkansas City. He will probably locate here in the spring.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

Any friend having taken society napkins home to wash from the Burroughs building will confer a favor by leaving the same at Mrs. Dr. Alexander=s. Also, if anyone through a mistake has more than their number of table-cloths, towels, kettles, and cooking dishes, will they please report the same at the place mentioned and oblige the ladies of the Methodist Aid Society.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

MARRIED. Married November 4, 1885, by Rev. J. Young, at the residence of the bride in Arkansas City, Isaac Warner and Miss Rhoda Biddle, both of Arkansas City, in the presence of a large number of friends. Everything went off pleasantly. The contracting parties are worthy colored people.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

Last Friday evening the AMountain Pink@ was presented in Highland Hall by Laura Dainty and company. The entertainment afforded was first-class.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

A Card of Thanks.

I wish to publicly extend my most sincere thanks and lasting gratitude to the friends that assisted and called at my father=s residence, my home, on the evening of Nov. 2, 1885, and many called their love and friendship in the many elegant and most beautiful presents bestowed on me as mementoes in commemoration of my birthday. The memory of which will be cherished as one of the brightest moments of my life.




Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

The Present Bond Proposition Declared Off.

On Monday morning a telegram was received by our local railroad committee from Winfield, requesting their presence at that point immediately. In answer to this, Mayor Reilly, A. M. Colson, and the writer hereof repaired to Winfield on the afternoon train.

On reaching that point delegations were found there from South Haven and Walton Townships.

The matter we were called upon to consider was the determination of the railroad company to whom the bonds were to have been voted on the 2nd and 10th days of November, that it could not build under that proposition as now pending. This action on the company=s part became necessary under circumstances over which they had no control, having arisen since those propositions were submitted.

The representatives of the railroad company, wishing to convince the committee that they had acted in good faith in the matter, stated their reason for not standing by the promises they had made before. There were in a decidedly embarrassing situation, and to devise means whereby all interests could be protected and the road built on time over a route that would not materially affect any interest unfavorably, was what they wished the presence of the committees for. A conference was appointed for 9 o=clock Tuesday morning, which was held, and at which time mutual concessions and agreements were entered into on behalf of the company by its agents, and the railroad committees on behalf of their people.

The result of these agreements in brief are as follows.

The company will submit propositions to the various townships in which those now pending are to build their line of road into and through them on or before Sept. 1, 1885. The initial point of the road to be anywhere between Winfield and a point due west of Arkansas City. The road to go within one mile of Geuda Springs in its course to Caldwell via South Haven. This line of road, they now propose to build, for aid in the total sum of $102,000 in township bonds instead of $116,000 as the proposition now pending gave them. They further agree to pay all expenses of the election to be held on their proposition on the 2nd and 10th of November. The committee accepted these new propositions, subject to the approval of the people in the townships affected by the change; and as soon as a preliminary survey can be made from Arkansas City to Geuda Springs, they will be put in form and presented to the people again. This cannot be done before next week, as the engineers are compelled to remain at Winfield on bridge work over the Walnut and other smaller streams the balance of this week.

These propositions satisfy Arkansas City, we presume, and make her feel good; but it does not remove the impression made upon us that they are a mighty hard lot, and know how to kick up the greatest possible row on the least capital of any outfit in the state.

The new propositions are certainly better than the old ones were, if we consider the matter of $14,000 any object. They lengthen the distance to Winfield a little less than three miles and do not give us any heavier grades. We can certainly stand that now, when we are to receive the benefits of this competing line of road at a cost of $14,000 less than the other was to cost us.

Let our people show the same energy and perseverance that Arkansas City, Belle Plaine, Anthony, or even Apoor old Wellington@ have shown in their railroad matters, and before the calf crop is ready to harvest next year, we will have a competing line of railroad in operation to this point.

Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

The railroad company has withdrawn its proposition to us and will shortly submit another that we think will be far better. The fact of the matter is simply this: the company could not afford to operate a little stub road of three or four miles even with such a live town as Arkansas City at the end of the stub. So the company now propose to pay all expenses of calling the special election and submit us a proposition to extend the main line through Arkansas City, then run up the river to within one mile of Geuda Springs, and thence west via South Haven to Caldwell. They also propose to reduce the amount of stock asked for $14,000, which will reduce the amount asked for in this township $2,000. The company only ask for one month longer in which to complete the road.

South Haven News.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

The engineers of the K. C. & S. W. Railroad Company will make a preliminary survey this week from Arkansas City to Geuda Springs, with a view of ascertaining just where they can get through with their road. That the company propose to build to Caldwell in the next ten months, not one of the men who have had any dealings with them for an instance doubt. The railroad committees throughout the border tier have more faith in the company=s intention of building now than ever before. The concession of the company from $4,000 per mile to $3,500 is one of the strongest arguments the committee have that the railroad company is in earnest and regret the necessity of having to resubmit the propositions.

Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.




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Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

A Volcanic Eruption.

A citizen of Harper, who has a claim three miles from Meade Center, came into this office yesterday morning and unraveled one of the greatest mysteries that has ever been heard of in the annals of the earth=s eruptions.

Last Monday he was quietly walking over his claim, when he was startled by a rumbling sound resembling distant thunder. He stopped walking and distinctly felt the earth quiver under his feet, that, to use his own language, Amade the cold sweat gather on my forehead.@ All at once a hissing sound was heard coming from a small knoll or raise in the ground, about two hundred yards from where he stood, resembling the sound peculiar to ten thousand sky rockets going off at once. A vast cloud of steam, vapor, and dust arose and ascended in the heavens, looking not unlike a ponderous balloon starting on a trip to the moon. Birds that flew into the mass, in passing, fell lifeless to the ground. Large chunks of rock, salt, and sod were thrown into the air, and fell scattered for a hundred yards or more over the prairie. Immediately following the eruption, steam was seen rising and following the first black cloud. The rumbling noise had ceased, and the lone witness of the frightful scene stood riveted in his tracks, and scared almost to death. He said, AI knew not which way to turn, or what to do. My first thought was that it was the beginning of the end of the world. I stood gazing at that rising steam for at least twenty minutes perfectly mystified and terror stricken. I woke up however and walked to my cabin and laid down.@

On going out of his cabin Tuesday morning, he was astonished to see the steam still rising from the knoll. He ventured to approach it, and his surprise can be imagined when he saw before him a round hole about a hundred feet in diameter, filled to within eighteen inches of the surface with water. He tied a rock to forty feet of rope and threw it in the new pond. It sank, but struck no bottom. He afterwards attempted to test the depth of the pool with three hundred and forty feet of rope, but still no bottom was touched. It is quite evident from the hot water and salt that there is no bottom to this rupture in the earth, reaching, no doubt, away down for miles into the fire that is known to exist at a certain depth; be that as it may, can anyone give any explanation, or assign any cause for such a phenomenal on the open prairies of southern Kansas? Our informant came to Harper and gave us the above report. Our readers now know as much about the strange event as we do. We of course cannot vouch for the truth of the story, yet it comes from a reliable source, and an investigation will probably prove its truth.

Harper Graphic.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

East Bolton.

Pine winter weather, this, we are having.

Cowley County Republicans did well on election day. And East Bolton Republicans have an average majority of 17. J. B. Nipp led the ticket in East Bolton.

We will not brag on New York. [DEMOCRATS WON NEW YORK.]

The new schoolhouse at Springside will be ready for occupancy the first of the coming week; C. A. Powell will be instructor.

Hiram Radcliffe and family will in a few days start for Indiana, where they expect to locate permanently.

C. Bond, who left this vicinity a year ago, is in our midst again; we have not learned whether he has come back to stay or not, but in all probability he has, as it would be a very rare occurrence if he did not, since nearly every person comes back to Kansas after they have once lived here.

On last Thursday the neighbors in the vicinity of the widow Davis, turned out en masse and husked and cribbed her entire crop of corn; for this she wishes to extend her thanks to her many friends. We are glad to see this, as it shows the respect that people have for those who have been unfortunate.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

If the census of the Indian Territory was to be taken now, the population would be found to be greater now than any other time in its history, as there are Aboomers,@ hunters, and government officers in it without number. Just tell your neighbors that the Aboomers@ must come out until the proper time arrives.

Dr. Carlisle of Great Bend, Kansas, is looking after his interests on the state line.

Hunting parties are being made up in Bolton to start out in a few days; they are all heading for Oklahoma, its plain enough.

Matthew Chamber has been showing our fine country to some of his Missouri friends. Mr. Chamber knows how to take care of his eastern friends when they come to see him.

Will the railroad get to the state line, as per agreement?

Announcement is made to organize a Sunday school at Springside next Sunday at 11 o=clock; turn out and aid in the good work.


Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

Hackney Harpings.

Beautiful weather for corn gathering, and our farmers are wisely improving the time.

Messrs. Wilson and David Shaw finished their jobs of threshing the past week.

Zack Whitson and the Holtby estate are each stall feeding a bunch of cattle.

Messrs. Cal Swarts and Wm. M. Jenkins, of Arkansas City, and Hon. H. P. Greer, of the Winfield Courier, tore off [WORD MISSING] yards of political oratory at the Victor schoolhouse, last Monday evening.

Fair Cowley by last Tuesday=s election added to the luster of her dazzling fame by expunging from her official directory the name of the one solitary Democrat.

A series of meetings conducted by Revs. Brink, of Geuda Springs, and Tull, of Udall, have been in progress the past three weeks at the Pleasant Valley M. E. Church. The spiritual flame still continues to burn with no immediate prospect of abating. Quite a number of additions are being made to the church.

A gentleman=s horse and buggy either got loose or was driven off during services at the M. E. Church, last Sunday evening. The outfit was found four miles north next morning in Doc. Coppel=s pasture, right side up with care.

At present the prospects are quite bright for a station and town of considerable dimensions on section 24, Beaver Township, on the

K. C. & S. W. Railroad. The preliminaries are now being arranged, and ye scribe will be able to give fuller details in his next report.

Some of the more enterprising citizens of Beaver Township are now agitating the subject of voting township bonds for the building of an educational institution of light grade. Of course, it would be located at the station on the K. C. & S. W. R. R.

Messrs. Victor and Harbaugh are at present prospecting in the western counties, with a view to investing the net proceeds derived from the recent sales of their fine farms in this neighborhood.

Now that the campaign is over, and ALapsus Linguae=s@ oratory is no longer needed for political purposes, it is hoped that he will pick up the pen, and once more enter the literary arena.

Zack Whitson=s little boy is quite ill with diptheria.

A paper wedding entertainment was held at James Wright=s last Friday evening.

Peter Croco and wife=s tenth wedding anniversary was celebrated by their friends on the evening of October 2.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.



We have an elegant assortment of the Latest in Fancy Woolens and Cassimeres.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.




Some of our Goods We Will Sell At Cost, And Some Below Cost.

We mean every word we say.

Prices No Object.

Come One, Come Everybody.

We Always will stick up to what we say.


3 Doors South of Post Office.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.


Is That of the Firm of A. V. ALEXANDER & CO.

They are Again Taken In By the Bookkeeper to the Tune of $160.00.

We supposed we never would be called upon again to chronicle the Ataking in@ of the firm of A. V. Alexander & Co., after their late experience with W. R. Smith. But from developments just made, it seems we were premature in our thought for one Grank Graham, who has been employed by them as a bookkeeper, has left for parts unknown, taking with him $160 of the firm=s money. To Abegin at the beginning,@ some weeks ago being in need of a bookkeeper, A. V. Alexander engaged Frank Graham, who had just arrived in the city. Graham is no stranger here; he was one time an employee in Judge Bonsall=s photograph gallery, but left several months back and went out west.

Graham=s first theft occurred last Friday. On that afternoon he made up the cash account, amounting to $254, and entered the amount in the cash book. He took the money to the Arkansas City Bank and deposited only $194, and the cashier entered that amount upon the bank book of A. V. Alexander & Co. Before Graham returned to the lumber yard, he changed the entry to correspond with the cash check, $254, at the office. In this wise the $60 theft was kept in the dark until Monday, when Mr. Alexander went to make another deposit in the bank. The cashier looked at the book and startled A. V. by demanding who had made a change in the previous entry. This was the first inkling of anything having gone wrong. Immediately a balance was made in the bank account and a second steal was discovered.

Last Saturday morning A. V. Alexander went to the Territory on a hunt, leaving word with Graham to put $10 in an envelope and give it to his wife when she came up to the office. After Mr. Alexander had gone, Graham wrote out a check for $10 and had the other member of the firm, E. Baldwin, sign it. In making out the check, Graham wrote the word Aten@ over far enough to allow Aone hundred@ to be written to the left of the Aten,@ thus raising the check to $110. He went to the bank and cashed the check, putting the $100 in his pocket, and giving Mrs. Alexander the $10. In the afternoon, Graham told Mr. Baldwin he had urgent business in Winfield, and that he would have to go on the 3 o=clock train. When the time came around, Graham, not content with what he had already accomplished, went to Mr. Baldwin and asked him for $5. Mr. Baldwin gave it to him as he knew the firm owed Graham his week=s salary.

Graham, in company with Frank Freeland, took his departure and neither has been seen or heard of since. As the discrepancies were not discovered until Monday evening, Graham had almost three days in getting out of the way. No one knows where the fugitives have gone, but Frank Freeland told parties here that they were going to New Mexico. Tuesday papers were made out for the arrest of Graham and Sheriff McIntire is in pursuit. Graham is a young man about 25 years of age, and a cripple; he walks with a crutch. It is quite likely the check-raiser will be run down in a few weeks. It is a big task for a criminal to get away nowadays.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

The Official Majorities.

Appended is the official majorities of the county officers elected Nov. 3, 1885.

Sheriff: Geo. McIntire, 1,213.

Treasurer: J. B. Nipp, 1,468.

Clerk: S. J. Smock, 1,185.

Register: T. B. Soward, 1,089.

Coroner: H. S. [?] Wells, 1,174.

Surveyor: N. A. Haight, 1,062.

Commissioner: J. D. Guthrie, 264.

The above returns show that Capt. Nipp was sent back to the treasurer=s office by the largest majority any candidate ever received in Cowley County. Capt. must feel vain over this handsome endorsement of the people. The majorities of all the candidates were increased very largely. What a big slap Democracy has received in the face! We should think that they never would venture to place another candidate in the political arena in Cowley County.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

News from Oklahoma.

Several gentlemen, of Winfield, have just returned from a week=s hunt in the Oklahoma country; and to the Courier they impart some information, which, if true, and we have no cause to think otherwise, will give Uncle Sam an all winter=s job. They tell that the Oklahoma county is full of settlers. On Stillwater there were about eight hundred making hay and building fences; in fact, making all preparations for a winter of it. On AWild Horse,@ near Capt. Nipp=s ranch, there were about twenty-five hundred across the Cimarron, and between the North Fork and the Canadian about eight hundred. At Cottonwood City and vicinity between five and six thousand. These men are engaged in building fences, others putting up houses, making hay and plowing, and a surveyor is busy surveying land for the boomers. Cottonwood City is between the two forks of the Canadian on the old trail from Caldwell, has two good stores, and does a booming business. The boomers have provisions sufficient to last six months and say they are there to stay and will stay, dead or alive. Captain Couch is not there, but Blackburn and Couch=s brothers are there taking the lead. The land is the finest they ever saw and plenty of water and timber. There are four companies of cavalry just arrived with orders to put the boomers out that are in and prevent any more going in.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Hog Cholera.

While setting in the barber shop last Tuesday evening, waiting for the artist to call out Anext,@ W. J. Hamilton came in. During a conversation that ensued between him and C. Mead, we ascertained that death by cholera in the hog family had been very extensive in this part of Cowley County. Nearly every hog owner has suffered a heavy loss by the ravages of this disease. This was news to us. We knew that hog cholera had been in this vicinity, but thought its extent had been slight. In the daily papers we read where hogs are dying by thousands in all parts of the United States, but were surprised to hear that heavy losses had been sustained by parties here. This is the first season the disease has ever manifested itself in this community, and there appears to be no remedy yet discovered by which it can be prevented. Upon inquiry we found Mr. Hamilton had lost about 70 fine hogs by the disease already, and they are still dying off at the rate of three and four per day. Searing & Mead lost 300; J. Keller, 100; Dunn & Johnson, 300; Wm. Johnson, 20; S. H. DeWeese, 200; P. A. Ireton, 40; C. C. Tuby, 40; Davenport & Ayers, 200; and several others. A farmer in Silverdale Township lost 40 in one night. Some persons are inclined to think that the disease is not cholera, but it is the general opinion that it is the pure, unadulterated hog cholera. Anyway, whatever it may be, it is fatal, and it is seldom that a hog survives an attack. With the advent of cold weather, the ravages of the disease have stopped to a considerable extent. It was during the summer months that the heavy mortality existed.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.


As Seen by the Editor of The Dexter Eye.

Last Saturday, in company with Mr. R. Hite, we made a visit to Arkansas City. We found the streets crowded with teams and everything lively. The stores and shops were crowded with men, women, and Indians. They have some of the finest stores, hotels, etc., in southern Kansas. We met several of the prominent men of the town and we learned one of the secrets of her success. They have a committee of twenty-five of their leading citizens who subscribe a certain amount to raise a fund to be used in carrying out any project or scheme to advance the interest of their town and surrounding country. On Sunday we were furnished a rig by Messrs. Bryson & Moore, and in company with R. Hite and C. W. Barnes, we went to see the sights along the river and canal. The first thing visited was the steamboat, AKansas Millers.@ We found it manned by Robinson Crusoe, a translator of the Indian language. The boat is 16 feet wide and 75 feet long and draws about two feet of water. They have just finished a new steel barge and will be ready for business shortly. We believe from what we saw and learned that they will make the enterprise a grand success. We next went to look at the canal. They were draining the water off in order to wash out the channel and instead of the banks caving in or it washing out too much, as some said, we found that the sand from the river caused it to be a kind of self-feeder, and is regulated on Sunday by raising the water gates and running the surplus sand off. There are three large flourishing mills and water for a dozen more. One cooper shop, where they put up their own barrels.

There is 22 feet of a fall and water enough to run all the factories in the state. Arkansas City is building up rapidly. There are nine large business houses in course of construction and altogether there is not a town in Kansas that has a more glorious future before her.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

The New Proposition.

The railroad propositions are now in shape for circulation and will be signed up and probably presented to the commissioners in a few days. It has been decided by the company to build from near Arkansas City to Geuda Springs and on west to Caldwell.

This is as it should be, and will give us direct communication for those who wish to go to Arkansas City. Whereas anyone desiring to go from here or west of us, as the road was formerly expected to be built, would have been compelled to wait for change of cars at the junction both ways, and this will take us directly to Arkansas City, Winfield, and on to St. Louis at present, and within a year direct to Kansas City.

If the winter is open weather the dirt will be flying on the grade to our town by February 1st, and we expect to see the train in any event by April 15th, 1886, running into Geuda Springs.

Geuda Springs Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Caldwell Mob.

CALDWELL, KANSAS, November 7. Yesterday two U. S. Deputies came to this city from Wellington for the purpose of pulling all the joints and arresting all inmates therein. In their rounds they arrested one man and made preparations to take him to Wellington on the afternoon train. On arriving at the depot with their prisoner, they were surrounded by a mob of about thirty determined men, who commanded them to return with the prisoner to the city. One of them with the marshal of this city took the prisoner and put him back in the jail, to await reinforcements from Wellington. Last night the mob took the key of the lock-up away from someone having it and liberated the prisoner. The prisoner cannot be found. Many people here are excited over such a state of affairs and are awaiting further developments.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Determined Boomers.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, November 6. A Litttle Rock special to the Times-Democrat says: AAdvices from the Indian Territory say that the >Boomers= have secured a foot-hold in Oklahoma and that it will take the U. S. Troops some time to clear the country. The intruders are widely scattered. There are numbers of armed men, and the possibility of a fight between the Boomers and soldiers is by no means remote.@

The statement is made that the leaders desire to bring about a conflict on the eve of the assembling of congress, so that congressional action may be had and Oklahoma be legally opened to settlement. The Indians are reported as becoming restless under the situation, though they anticipate no outbreak.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

In conversation with Hon. Thomas Ryan, last week, he gave it as his opinion that the Indian Territory was bound to be opened to settlement within a few years. That in spite of the eastern prejudice against further encroachment upon the Apoor Indian,@ the demand for homes in the west and lands to cultivate would force such lands as the Indian should not need to be opened. He expressed himself in favor of giving each Indian all the land he or she needed or could utilize, and protection in the right to that land forever, and to the tribes a fair price for the remainder to be opened to settlement. He further intimated that the present administration would keep all would-be settlers out of the territory until its settlement is authorized by law, if it had to use the entire military force at its command. Ex.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Oh, Yes We Can.

AThe people of Geuda don=t seem to take any too kindly to the idea of their railroad running from Arkansas City. But then people can=t always have things just as they would like in this world. Arkansas City may be able to run Cowley County, but she can=t always run railroads just as she would wish. Winfield Telegram.@

The first portion of the above squib is false. Geuda Springs does take kindly to having the K. C. & S. W. built from Arkansas City, for they realize that is the only way they can obtain a road. The citizens of that live town are working heart and soul with us now and will in a few months be united to Arkansas City by iron bands. Selah.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

The Atchison Champion says: AThe Cowley County fruit exhibit at late Cowley County Fair was sent to the Indiana State Fair, at Indianapolis, and there took the second prize, after which the commission in charge sold the Cowley exhibit to Michigan parties, who took it to the St. Louis Exposition and there exhibited it as Michigan fruit, and took the first premium against all competitors, in one of the best displays ever exhibited.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

There was considerable excitement in Geuda early Wednesday morning, caused by the discovery that J. O. Caldwell=s safe had been blown open by burglars. Mr. Caldwell had something over $200 in cash, principally silver, in the safe, besides some valuable papers, which were all taken. No clue whatever to the perpetrators yet.

Geuda Springs Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

A Nebraska man has settled the question of how a prarie dog obtains the water it drinks. He says the prairie dogs dig their own wells, each village having one with a concealed opening. He knows of one such well 200 feet deep, having a circular staircase leading down to the water.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

One of our citizens who visited the skating rink at Winfield one evening last week informs us that the girls who attend have adopted a new style of bustle. Instead of using the Courier, as they were accustomed to in the good old days of yore, they go out into the garden, pluck an oblongated squash, arrange the vegetable where bustles are usually worn, and prance for the skating rink at 7 p.m. One delicious maiden had quite a serious accident befall her. While enjoying the entrancing glide on the festive rollers, her feet wanted to go faster than her bustle. The consequence was when the young girl arose from her sitting posture, fragments of squash rinds burst from their moorings and found a lodgment upon the rink floor. The above is no fiction; but the eye-witness to this mishap informed us of the fact.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Rev. S. B. Fleming, Geo. Cunningham, H. O. Meigs, and T. H. McLaughlin were delegated by the Citizen=s committee to visit Caldwell the first of the week and ascertain the animus there relative to the extension of the K. C. & S. W. Railroad west from Arkansas City. Our commission found Caldwell=s railroad committee somewhat opposed to the proposed line; it preferred that the road run west from Winfield. Tuesday morning the council met in this city and passed the ordinance granting the railroad company the right-of-way through the city on 13th street. The ordinance was to have appeared in the Traveler, of last Wednesday, but when our committee ascertained the feeling in Caldwell, it telegraphed to withhold its publication, which was accordingly done by Major Schiffbauer. A committee from Caldwell came along with Arkansas City=s committee to Winfield to confer with the K. C. & S. W. officials and learn their intentions. Wednesday morning Mayor Schiffbauer and A. A. Newman went up to Winfield to join the conference. Everything was amicably settled. Caldwell, on learning that the company was going west from Arkansas City, acquiesced, and our committee came home Thursday morning satisfied with what they had accomplished. Arkansas City, Geuda Springs, and Caldwell are now joined hand in hand, working for the same cause--the building of the Geuda Springs and Caldwell branch. >Tis well.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

The Railway Age contends that there will be some lively railroad building in Kansas in the near future. In its last issue, that paper says that the great competing lines west of the Missouri River are threatening each others territory; that the Missouri Pacific is energetically pushing its lines into Central and Southern Kansas, and that the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and the Chicago & Northwestern are contemplating a like movement. The Age further says that the coming year will be an active one among the existing railways in Kansas, to say nothing of the numerous independent enterprises which are promising to take the field.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Last Tuesday evening was the time for the meeting of the stockholders composing the Riverview Cemetery Association. They were called to assemble in the real estate office of Meigs & Nelson. James Benedict was the only stockholder on hand. He adjourned the meeting until next Tuesday evening at the same place without a dissenting voice. It is earnestly urged that the stockholders make their appearance next Tuesday evening at 7:30 sharp.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

An Open Letter.

A. V. Alexander & Co., Arkansas City, Kansas.

DEAR SIRS: I write you in regard to securing a situation as bookkeeper. I am told you are at present minus one and that you are desirous of engaging an expert accountant. I can furnish good recommendations. For several years I was in the Marine Bank, New York, and I amassed a small fortune. At present I am engaged by the state of New York, but at the expiration of ten years, I would like to enter your employ. I do not demand an exhorbitant salary. Salary is no object when in your employ. Present wages are $10,000 per year. I drew my wages for 10 years--$100,000--in advance, from Grant, Ward & Co., and that is why I cannot enter your services earlier.


FERDINAND WARD, Sing Sing, New York.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Dr. Chapel furnishes the REPUBLICAN an item that will remain unparalleled, and could only occur in thrifty Cowley.

ALast Wednesday, at about two o=clock, I was called up and between that hour and breakfast, assisted in increasing the population of Arkansas City by just three babies, who made their advent in three different families. If breakfast hour had not occurred and placed a stay on these proceedings, there would have been no telling the population of Arkansas City by this time.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Cherryvale was visited by a terrible conflagration Wednesday night. Nearly the entire business portion of the town was destroyed. Our readers remember what a high wind there was that night and the fire spread very rapidly. The fire department was unable to quench the devouring flames. Their efforts were fruitless and that city has just completed their new water works. It was a fight of fire and wind against the citizens of Cherryvale, and water, and the former came out triumphant.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

On next Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, J. P. Witt will begin a series of meetings at the Christian Church. On Friday evening, Rev. M. Ingels, state S. S. Evangelist, will be present and will present his subject, illustrated by chart. He will most likely continue during the meeting. The public is invited to be present. Rev. Ingels is a life scholar and a practical teacher. Services as usual Lord=s day, morning and efvening. Subject: Morning--Hope of Glory, Col.1:27. Evening: First Wanderings, Gen. 3:10.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

To cure a horse of kicking, take an old wheat sack filled with hay, and suspend it by a rope from a ceiling, so that the sack will hang just at the heels of the horse as he stands in the stall. When the sack is first placed in position, the kicking equine lets fly both feet at it as soon as it touches him; but after ten or twenty minutes of that kind of work, he comes to the conclusion that the sack will return as often as he struck it, and he finally gives up trying to Aknock it out.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

One of the Rev. Jones= caustic sayings is that Adancing is hugging set to music.@ Judging from the large membership of the three dancing clubs of the city, we should say that a majority of our citizens like this new way of doing it. Now, if someone will kindly volunteer to send down to the REPUBLICAN office a few sheets of this new music, we will proceed to take our lesson.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

H. G. Chipchase, telephone repairer of this district, was over from Wellington this week. He informed a REPUBLICAN representative that that much talked of telephone connection with Wichita, Wellington, and other towns, was under headway. The line is already completed to Belle Plaine from Wichita. Soon we can call Ahello@ to the denizens of Wichita.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

J. H. Smith, of Manitou Springs, Colorado, arrived in the city yesterday, on a visit to his friend, Mr. Baldwin. The REPUBLICAN acknowledges a call from the gentleman.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

The bridge gang on the Southwestern bridge over the Walnut at Winfield are straining every nerve to get the bridge completed in time to enable the tracklayers to reach Arkansas City by the 1st of December. A large force was busy all day Sunday, and the bridge is about completed.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Bogus agents are perambulating the country districts selling to unsophisticated ruralists a powder preparation called APetroleum,@ for preserving and keeping fresh any length of time vegetables that are usually canned or pickled. The powder is said to be a fraud and the agents swindlers.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

Pres. Cleveland is having a hard time with his civil service commission. He can=t keep the board complete. We would suggest that Bro. McIntire be appointed to succeed Commissioner Eaton, who resigned some time ago. We are going to try and recompense our neighbor now for getting Sinnott appointed postmaster.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

The Border City dancing club desire through the columns of the REPUBLICAN to announce the fact that they will admit no persons to its charmed circle unless he be in possession of an invitation and will present it at the door. This club will hold its next dance Thursday evening, Nov. 19, in Highland Hall.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

In the District Court proceedings at Wichita, Thursday, in the case of Mary E. Grady vs. The A. T. & S. F. R. R., $3,000 was awarded the plaintiff. The plaintiff is the wife of Edward Grady of this city; and sustained serious injuries some six months ago by the breaking of a bell rope on the train, which struck her in the eye. The company labored to prove by expert testimony that the injuries sustained were not of a lasting disability. The defense moved the court for a new trial.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

The Wichita Eagle says: AFrom all accounts bouncing, the boomer is no small contract. A gentleman from Arkansas City said that the Territory, not only Oklahoma, but all through--the woods are full of them. It has been a common thing for the people of Arkansas City to go down into the Territory and cut all the timber they wanted, but now the squatter sovereign comes along and informs him that that is his claim and you must get out. The gentleman said they were coming into the Territory from all directions; from Englewood and via the Atlantic & Pacific road to Red Fork; from Coffeyville, Caldwell, and Hunneville; by all routes and from every side including Texas. Most all the timbered districts along the streams are settled, and the mill sites and favorite town sites are taken and staked out. The leading boomers have lots of money and they extend aid to the colonists. It is supposed they are backed up by the railroads that want to push through the territory, and it looks as if it would take all the troops in the country to keep them out, as they are coming in faster than they are being driven out.@


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.



YOU can buy Nails, Locks, Hinges, Bolts, Screws, Shovels, Picks, Axes, Needles, Crowbars, and Saw. The best WASHING MACHINE in the world. PUMPS, Ammunition, Revolvers, the finest Cutlery, the celebrated Charter Oak Soft Coal Base Heater. COOK STOVES of every description.

We manufacture Galvanized Iron Cornice, our own Tinware, Roofing, Guttering and Spouting on short notice, and will not be UNDERSOLD.

Yours truly,



Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.


Fred C. Hunt is the new editorial writer on the Telegram.

ANOTHER QUERY. Who is Cornelias Sears? We pause for a reply.

Attend the Cemetery meeting next Tuesday evening at Meigs & Nelson=s office.

Dresser, the photographer, will insure as good work in cloudy weather as in clear.

T. R. Houghton has retouched the front of his saddlery and harness shop with a coat of paint.

W. M. Henderson has for sale at a bargain a fire proof safe combination lock, good as new.

The dancing club of which Miss Hight is instructress, now holds forth in one of the rooms in the Burrough=s block.

Our neighbor tells us we are youthful and verdant, but nevertheless we are still in the ring and not in the slightest disfigured.

BIRTH. Born. A little gunsmith, to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Eldridge, on last Friday night. The REPUBLICAN smokes and congratulates.

Kingsbury & Barnett have purchased a wire show case for self protection. You can no longer sponge reading from the daily papers.

At Osage Agency the front of the week, Frank Pappan, a half-breed, was shot and killed instantly by a U. S. Marshal for resisting arrest.

The soldiers, the railroaders, and the boomers will make Arkansas City have a triple boom. They will all be here in a few days. Telegraph this to your friends.

Rev. Chas. Boles of the M. E. Church South, will preach in the new schoolroom in Commercial Block, Sunday, at seven o=clock p.m. Rev. W. J. Blakey will be present also.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.


DIED. Died in this city No. 6th, 1885, Mrs. Lewis, wife of Chas. Lewis, aged 57 years. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church, Nov. 7th, by J. P. Witt. Remains were interred in the cemetery at Parker Schoolhouse.

A. G. Heitkam has removed his tailoring establishment from the basement in the Commercial block to the room next south of the post office. By the way, you will find handsome piece goods at Mr. Heitkam=s new quarters from which to make your winter suit.

Now is the time to shoot quails, provided you do not trespass on ot her people=s land.

S. Matlack has recovered from his sickness. His new heir, which arrived Tuesday night, was a sure antidote.

Judging from the business that they do at the old green front, selling off at cost, don=t effect O. P.=s trade unless to increase it.

The laides of the Mite Society will give an oyster supper, Thanksgiving evening, at the Baptist Church. All are invited to attend.

The soldiers in crossing the south canal bridge on their way to Chilocco broke it almost down. It has since been repaired by the city.

To those friends who so nobly saved his house and barn from the devouring flames, last Saturday night, John Landes desires to extend his heartfelt thanks.

The old reliable green front still on a boom. O. P. tells us he sold more boots and shoes last month than any month of October for the past 15 years he has been here.

A. V. Alexander & Co., have had ill-luck with their bookkeepers here of late and the REPUBLICAN regrets that such sociable and excellent businessmen should have their confidence used so badly.

Mrs. J. L. Glotfelter desires to return her heartfelt thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted her in her hour of affliction, brought about by the death of her husband, J. L. Glotfelter.

One of the best homes in the city for sale, two blocks from business, commodious house containing nearly 1,600 square feet flooring. Terms of payment about the same as paying rent. Apply to F. J. Hess.

Look well to your flues before putting up your heating stoves. A very small fracture caused by defective plastering or a bad brick, or by the settling of your house, may cause you to lose your home by the terrible destructionist, fire.

We take pleasure in announcing to the public that we have secured an able and efficient teacher of vocal and instrumental music, Miss Minnie Randall, who will give lessons to our pupils at greatly reduced rates. L. F. ABERNETHY.

On last Saturday eve, it being the occasion of All Hallow Eve, the Aboys@ of Arkansas City carried off an editor=s house. Boys, don=t be too hard on Howard. He is working hard to improve, you know.

Dexter Eye.

Don=t lay it on the boys, Bro. Meredith, when you were in the city that evening yourself.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.


Mowry & Sollittt have made a most excellent improvement in the arrangement of their wallpaper stock. A 25 x 10 foot rack has been constructed at the west and upper end of their storeroom. Besides facilitating in displaying and handling the paper, it makes needed room for other stock which they are daily receiving.

A team belonging to McDowell Bros., went through the south canal bridge Thursday. One animal went entirely through the flooring into the canal. It was a fall of about 15 feet, but the water saved it from being injured, except slightly. Fortunately, the team was gentle, and in about two hours of hard unceasing labor, it was extricated and put on solid footing.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Y. M. C. A.

A large crowd assembled in the opera house last Sunday evening to listen to Robert Weidensall, secretary of the national Young Men=s Christian Association. The starting of a Y. M. C. A., in this city, has been talked of for some time and Mr. Weidensall=s services were procured to aid in carrying out the project. Rev. Fleming presided over the meeting, and Revs. Witt, Walker, and Campbell performed the preliminary services. We can only give a brief report of Mr. Weidensall=s speech. He stated that the Y. M. C. A. was founded in London in 1844. Since that time its growth has been astonishing, and its membership at the present time extends around the entire globe. It was discovered by the founders of this organization that the church did not and could not reach all classes of people; that only those by nature religiously inclined would go to church and listen to the teachings of the Gospel. Some device, therefore, had to be invented by which young men, holding different social positions and engaged in different kinds of business, might be attracted to the doctrines of Christianity. It was thought that young men were the ones to be made virtuous and religious if Christianity were to be placed upon a firm basis. Man has a fourfold nature: the moral, the physical, the social, and the intellectual--and it is the object of the Y. M. C. A. to gratify each one within certain limits. Thus, for one who desires to apply himself assiduously to the study of useful books, he would like to have access to a good library. Another more volatile in his tastes would take pleasure in reading a scrapbook compiled of anecdotes, illustrations, writings about home, etc. Some have a passion for music and a piano or organ should be placed in the rooms of the Y. M. C. A., for harmonious sounds make harmonious souls. Harmless games of amusement, such as chess and checkers--not games of chance but of skill--would also have their attractions. The rooms of the Y. M. C. A. should be embellished with pictures of a moral kind, tastefully arranged by the ladies who are interested in the organization. The gymnasium would furnish sport and exercise for those who are obliged to have sedentary habits. In short, the

Y. M. C. A. should be, and is, a grand center of amusement as well as moral instruction, showing no partiality for particular sects or creeds, but embracing all alike, and having for its prime object the inculcation of a strong belief in Christ as the Savior of mankind. When a Y. M. C. A. is formed, much work devolves upon the secretary, and he must have peculiar qualifications to hold that position successfully.

Mr. Weidensall is a rapid and emphatic speaker. He expresses his ideas clearly and in a business-like way. Rev. Fleming made a few closing remarks in regard to the committees engaged in the formation of a Y. M. C. A. in this city.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

The Soldiers Return.

A company of the 5th U. S. Cavalry arrived in the city Tuesday morning on a special. They are now camped on the grounds adjacent to the depot. The company is in command of Capt. J. M. Hamilton, and is composed of fifty-five troopers. It was ordered here from Ft. Riley for the purpose of watching the boomers, we are told. No other information is obtainable, as the department sent the company without any instructions from us. Anyway, we are glad the Asojers@ have returned, for their stay enhances our merchants= trade. The company have gone into camp and from this we should judge they have come to stay for a time at least. With the soldiers and the 500 railroad men, graders, track-layers, etc., in our city, won=t we boom. Somebody contain us.

LATER. The camp has been moved to south of town, near the Chilocco schools.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Last Saturday night, we are told, a disgraceful carousal occurred on the streets of Arkansas City. A lewd woman, intoxicated, was prancing our streets over. She commenced to paint the town red at about 11 o=clock by first pinning the skirts of her dress up around her waist and dancing jigs in an eating house on South Summit street, while a number of lascivious brutes gazed upon the sights presented. Growing tired of this amusement, she came down to the New England Kitchen, and demanded cider, cursing voluminously when told that they had none for her. But the proprietor soon put a stop to that and fired her unceremoniously. She left and went up and stood in front of Blubaugh=s billiard hall. By this time it was about one o=clock. She stood there, sang, swore, and raved by turns, for quite awhile, until one of our citizens went and found the night policeman and told him to arrest her and he would appear against her as prosecuting witness. Instead of arresting the degraded being, he went to her and told her he would give her 15 minutes to get off the streets. Before the 15 minutes had expired, she disappeared. She should have been arrested and prosecuted.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.


J. B. Nipp was in the city Monday.

BIRTH. Bor to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Waltman, a son, last Tuesday night.

E. C. Gage is spending a two weeks vacation among relatives in Boston.

Master Harry Buckner, for three weeks past, has been very sick. He is now able to sit up.

C. C. Sollitt is having an addition of one room built on his commodious residence in the first ward.

S. S. McDowell, of Conneantville, Pennsylvania, father of

E. L. McDowell, is expected to arrive in the city today.

Geo. E. Hasie returned home Monday after an extended visit in Western Kansas and the state of Colorado.

W. W. Beman, who lately located here from Carthage, Missouri, has purchased a half interest in the European restaurant.

Maj. and Mrs. L. E. Woodin, Miss Connie and Master Leon Woodin, went down in the Territory Wednesday on a visit at Pawnee Agency.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. S. Matlack, a son, last Tuesday night. Mother and babe doing finely, and the father able to appear upon our streets with the accustomed Smile.

Mrs. F. P. Schiffbauer is convalescing quite rapidly now. She has grown strong enough in the last few days to take her meals with the rest of the family at the table.

Thos. Watts has given the K. C. & S. W. Road permission to run down back of his house. He also offered to knock out the gable end of his house and allow the company to use it for a depot. Generous Tom.

A. F. Huse, and sister, Mrs. Buckner, have been visiting at Manhattan, Kansas. The former, accompanied by his brother, Ansil Huse, returned Wednesday. Mrs. Buckner returned home the latter part of last week.

Ed Bennett arrived in the city last Wednesday. He came here from New Kiowa, where he has been engaged in a profitable business. He will remain with us but a few days, and then return to New Kiowa.

O. C. Hardway, the jeweler, has closed his repair shop located in Steinberger=s pharmacy and accepted a position in the large jewelry establishment of Ridenour & Thompson. Mr. Hardway is a skilled workman.

Little Miss Edith Ochs was treated to a royal surprise last Tuesday evening. A large number of her little friends assembled at the residence of her parents and assisted in celebrating Miss Edith=s 11th birthday.

C. A. Howard and wife arrived home from Maine last Saturday. They have had a most pleasant sojourn through the eastern states, but are glad to be back in live, bustling Arkansas City once more. There is no place equal to it.

J. C. Topliff resigned his position as deputy postmaster and has accepted a situation in the Arkansas City Bank. Chas. Chapel has been appointed Mr. Topliff=s successor. Miss Lucetta Pyburn has received the appointment of postal clerk.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Hamilton, of Jacksonville, Illinois, parents of our energetic restauranter, J. E. Hamilton, are visiting in the city. They will remain some weeks. They express themselves as highly pleased with this part of Kansas and especially Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Drury Warren is home from his stock ranch in Arizona on a visit. A week or so ago Mr. Warren had some ponies stolen by the Navajo Indians, and in trying to capture the animals, a small battle was waged between his herdsmen and the Indians. Mr. Warren came out victorious.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Quincy A. Glass, of Winfield, District Deputy, was down Tuesday evening and installed the K. of P. Officers. After the installation ceremonies, the members of the organization and visitors repaired to the New England Kitchen and indulged in an excellent oyster supper.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Chas. A. Howard brought home with him from Maine a curiosity in the shape of a flint-lock pistol. It is over 100 years old, and was used in the revolutionary war by one of Mr. Howard=s great ancestors. It is a rare relic and can be seen on exhibition at Howard Bros. Hardware Store.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

S. P. Gould writes from Flat Rock, Illinois, for us to send him the REPUBLICAN, that he is hungry for it. Sam is having a royal time with his former sweethearts. The letter was written under the date of Oct. 28, but owing to a ARepublican@ postmaster not knowing who Dick Howard was, it was not received until Nov. 13. That postmaster never perused the Traveler. [?? DID THEY MEAN TO SAY ADEMOCRATIC@ POSTMASTER?]


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

DIED. J. E. Parkins, who met death beneath the wheels of the Santa Fe train last Thursday, has an unwritten history as a contractor. At one time he was the heaviest builder and contractor in Washington, D. C. From there he located at Des Moines, Iowa, and engaged largely in the building line. Later on he went to Ann Arbor, Michigan. From there he went to Winfield and finally he came to Arkansas City. Some years ago he was quite wealthy, but reverses in financial affairs placed him in somewhat straightened circumstances. He was a Knight Templar, belonging to the organization at Washington City. The Masons here with the Knight Templar Guards of Honor attended the interment of the remains last Friday at Riverview Cemetery.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Yesterday morning a railroad meeting was held in Judge Pyburn=s office. Mayor Schiffbauer stated that the object of the meeting was to hear what Mr. Wood had to say in regard to the Ft. Smith, Wellington & Northwestern railway. The latter gentleman is the general manager of the Arkansas Valley route, and stated that he was in favor of building the road from Ft. Smith to Arkansas City, if bonds to the amount of $4,000 per mile were voted to aid in its construction. He also stated that Ingalls, Peters, and Perkins were in favor of this route and had agreed to aid in procuring the right of way through to Arkansas City. A motion was made by Maj. Sleeth that we work up the necessary aid. We want the road and there is no doubt that everything will be satisfactorily arranged.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

As we go to press the K. C. & S. W. Graders are about one mile and a half north of town. There is also a force at work grading 13th street. By the middle of next week, the grade will be completed between here and Winfield. A temporary depot will be erected on the corner of Central Avenue and 13th Street. But later on, we are told, that a permanent depot, round house, turntable, etc., will be erected at the corner of 4th Avenue and 13th Street in the Jack oaks. This is the best place for the depot that can be found. Then the road will go to the state line, a branch will also extend to Geuda and thus to Caldwell.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Another Fire.

Last Saturday evening shortly after 10 o=clock, the alarm of fire was given. We turned out as about a thousand other persons did, and saw the skating rink and Chas. Parker=s stone building reduced to ashes. The fire originated in the front end of the skating rink and in five minutes after the alarm was sounded the entire building was enveloped in flames and the roof fell in. From the rink building the fire spread to Parker=s. Willing hands were ready to do and die, if necessary, to prevent the fire spreading more; and by almost super-human efforts the frame building occupied by A. F. Huse as an office was saved, but his corn sheds were consumed. Braden=s livery stable was saved by very hard work. The bucket brigade did noble service, and had it not been for their efforts other buildings would have been destroyed. The general belief is that the fire was incendiary, and from the short time that elapsed between the sounding of the alarm and the falling in of the roof, it is quite evident that the building had been soaked in coal oil. Mayor Schiffbauer, who resides not quite two squares from where the fire occurred, was sitting at home reading and at the first cry of fire, he started. Just as he arrived upon the scene, the roof fell in.

The heaviest loss was sustained by those occupying the Parker building. The building was insured for $300 in the London, Liverpool and Globe, and it was worth twice that sum. Geo. Ford and Frank Knedler occupied the upper room of the building with their shop. Mr. Ford lost about $300 worth of tools and Mr. Knedler lost some. Parker & Rarick lost some stock and tools. [NOT SURE OF NAME: KNEDLER OR ELSE KNEEDLER...ARTICLE SHOWED BOTH!]

The rink was owned by L. H. Braden & Co., and was insured in the Pelican, of New Orleans, for $1,000. J. H. Punshon had about $150 worth of furniture stored in the building and all of it was burned.

A. F. Huse carred an insurance of $600 in the Washington. His loss will not exceed $400. The buiding he occupied belonged to

A. A. Newman and was not insured.

Fortunately for Arkansas City the wind was not blowing. At one time it was thought that John Landes= fine residence would be destroyed, but friends came to the rescue and saved it. Once more is a very strong argument presented in favor of waterworks.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

POUNDED. Last Friday evening a large number of friends of Rev. Buckner and members of his church met at the residence of David Carder, and after spending a few moments in making arrangements, they marched in a body to his home and took complete possession. The ladies prepared a bountiful feast, and the gentlemen presented the pastor a pound of silver dollars, while the ladies gave his wife a handsome silver cake dish, butter dish, and castor. Rev. Witt, of the Christian Church, made an appropriate speech. About 80 persons were present and spent a most enjoyable evening.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

MARRIED. Just as we go to press we are are informed that Jos. Finkleberg and Miss Minnie McIntyre were united in marriage last Wednesday evening. The ceremony occurred at the residence of Rev. J. P. Witt, that gentleman officiating. No cards were issued at all. In fact, the affair was kept so quiet that we did not learn of it until a few minutes before we went to press. The new couple have the sincere wishes of the REPUBLICAN for their future happiness. But we will never forgive Jos. for not telling us earlier in the week.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Parker & Rarick, who lately opened up their blacksmith shop on south Summit street and burned out last Saturday evening by the fire, are again on deck. They have rented the building formerly occupied by A. B. De Brock [???NOT SURE OF LAST NAME] and are once more ready to do your blacksmithing and repairing. You can=t daunt Charley Parker and Capt. Rarick by a Alittle blaze.@


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

A special dispatch to the Kansas City Times says that all the druggists of Coffey County have been arrested on various charges of violation of the prohibitory law and their cases will be tried at the next term of the district court. The movement is being conducted by the prohibitionists, who will be represented by a special attorney, the prosecuting attorney declining to conduct the cases.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.


The return of the Oklahoma boom is here. Hundreds have crossed the river, Treaty, into the promised land while hundreds more are on the way. Are these men crazy? Can sober men expect to obtain homes in disregard of solemn treaties and in defiance of law and the authority of both the United States and Indian governments? I am persuaded that the people are ignorant of the legal difficulties to the settlement of Oklahoma.

When the Indian owned all the land west of the Missouri River to the Pacific coast, the U. S. Government entered into treaty relations with them and it was provided in that treaty that a white man should not be permitted to invade the Indian country for the purpose of commerce or settlement, without the consent of the Indians, and, if any person did so invade this country, he should be summarily ejected. The Indian Teritory is all that is now left them of this vast domain and this permit law, of course, remains in full force within its limits.

It is time that the Seminoles and Creeks ceded Oklahoma back to the general govern-ment, but the permit law was not repealed and it is plainly stipulated that those tribes retain full control and possession of said land till the wild Indians and freedmen thereon are settled.

It is by the operation of this law that the boomers have been so often ejected from OklahomaCnot from Oklahoma only, but the law is enforced in every nation in the territory.

For so entering Indian lands, if a man commits no act of depredation, he is not a trespasser, but is no more than an intruder, and this is not a crime for indictment. Hence the boomers and the many who are ejected from the jurisdiction of every tribal domain of the territory are not punished. I am no friend to the Redman or to that policy of the government that encourages them to indolence, but it is the law and it must be respected. But the cattlemenCwhy is it that they can remain and graze their herds and the poor boomer must come out? Why? It is plain enough. The cattlemen have obtained the consent of the Indians to remain and the boomers have not. Nor are we not friendly to cattle syndicates and denounce their assumption of preeminence to the soil to the prejudice of agriculture, but law is on their side. They have the Indians= consent to remain and some of them have paid dear for it, too. T. D. ROSS.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

A Lady Insulted On the Streets of Winfield.

One Jones, a young man of 21 or 22 years of age, allowed himself to forget his manhood, reputation, and the respect he should have for the sex of whom his mother is one, and deliberately and designedly stepped up to a highly respected lady in the city last Monday, and insulted her. Marshal McFadden, ever on the alert for just such animals, got wind of the affair and at once arrested the young gentleman (?) and placed him in jail. This morning he was brought before Judge Turner and plead guilty to the charge preferred against him and was fined $17.75, which he paid, and which was indeed a very light punishment for the offense. It should have been several days confinement with a stone pile to pound for recreation and reflection. Things are coming to a rather dangerous pass when the ladies of a place can=t go about the city or their homes without being subject to the base insults of just such groveling scoundrels as this Jones.

Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.


To Be Constructed in Arkansas City

By The Inter-State Gas Company.

The Works to be in Operation Within Eight Months.

The Contract Let Last Wednesday Evening By the Council.

Last Monday evening the council met in regular session and owing to so much time being consumed in railroad talk, an adjournment was had until Wednesday evening for the purpose of once more tackling the water works question.

Monday Mayor Schiffbauer received a new proposition from the Inter-State Gas Company--for the putting in of water works in Arkansas City, and accordingly at the adjourned meeting Wednesday evening it was considered, amended to some extent, passed by sections, and then adopted unanimously by the members of the council. The ordinance is too lengthy to publish as a whole, but appended we give a synopsis.

The works are to be of the stand pipe system with direct pressure from the pumps. The stand-pipe is to be 115 feet high and 10 feet in diameter. It is to be set upon a stone foundation extending 22 feet into the earth. The masonry work rises two feet above the level of the ground, thus making a standpipe of 117 feet. There are to be three-and-one-half miles of street main laid, ranging from 4 to 10 inches in diameter. The mains are to be covered in every place by three feet of earth. When completed the works are to be capable of throwing water through a 2-1/2 inch hose with an inch nozzle 65 feet high from the stand-pipe and 100 feet from direct pressure. Two duplex pumps will be used with a capacity for pumping 1,000,000 gallons of water each every 24 hours. The water works company take our present system without any recourse on the city. Work is to be commenced within 30 days and everything is to be completed within eight months. The city was to take 50 hydrants at an annual rental of $60 per hydrant. In place of the city taking 50 hydrants for the extinguishing of fire, it will take 46 and construct four public drinking places. This is as good use as the city could put four hydrants to. All buildings are to be constructed of stone and brick; the machinery and material is to be of the best. The company also binds itself to have the stand-pipe full of water every evening between the hours of 8 and 11 o=clock, and if a fire should break out to put on immediately a full head of steam. The company agrees to stand all damages arising from the erection of their works. The works will be connected to the city office by telephone and other places designated by the council. The city has a right to purchase the works every five years. The franchise from the city is given for 21 years. Fifteen days are given the company to accept the contract as it now stands and fifteen more in which to file a $10,000 bond for the faithful fulfillment of it. The mayor and the council are to establish the water rates for private individuals.

The above is the substance of the proposition as near as we can obtain it. The REPUBLICAN thinks this is the best proposition the city has had yet. It is from the same company that Mr. Quigley represented when he was here. To some of our readers this will be a surprise, as there has been a lull in the water works question for quite awhile. We need the fire protection, and the matter is now definitely settled, we suppose.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

The following charter was filed with the secretary of State last Tuesday.

AThe Geuda Springs, Caldwell, Harper & Northwestern Railroad Company.@ Place of business, Winfield, Cowley County. Route: from Geuda Springs, Sumner County, in a northwest course to Denver, Colorado. Estimated length of road 700 miles. Capital stock, $5,000,000. Directors for the first year: A. Stevens and J. W. Young, of Chicago, Illinois; H. E. Asp and J. D. Dantham [? NOT SURE OF THE LAST NAME], of Winfield, and J. Munger and W. S. Torrey, of Harper, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

ABar de News.@

We feel like yelling Aglory, hallelujah,@ when we note what great strides Arkansas City is making towards being the future great city of the Arkansas Valley. Two years ago the city began to grow very rapidly. It was predicted then that the boom would end with the growth of one season. But it has not. Winter, spring, summer, and fall have twice come, but the boom is unabated. It is even greater now than ever before. There are now 12 large stone and brick storerooms in process of erection. The site for the Farmers= Co-Operative Mill has been selected, and in a short time work will be commenced on it. Substantial residences are springing up in every part of the city. Water works are to be constructed inside of the next eight months, and the curbing and guttering of Summit street is in progression, and last, but not least, the K. C. & S. W. will make its advent into our city within the next ten days. Hundreds of railroad men will be here all winter, hundreds of boomers will be here, hundreds of soldiers will come occasionally to call upon the festive boomers. Five thousand happy, contented, and prosperous people which inhabit the city on the sand hill, will be here to bid you welcome. Take a stroll up and down Summit street; observe the numerous mechanics and laborers at work, and you will immediately become inflated with that wonderful feeling of a Kansas boom. Let us sing praises and shout the glad tidings far and near that Arkansas City is the Kansas City of Kansas; that Arkansas City is the gate city to the Indian Territory and the Oklahoma country; that Arkansas City is booming, booming, Father Abraham, ten hundred thousand strong.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

Petit Jurors.

The following are the names drawn to serve as petit jurors for the December term of the district court.

H. J. Donley, Bolton Township.

P. L. Alderson, Sheridan Township.

J. S. Rash, Harvewy Township.

J. Hedrick, Windsor Township.

J. R. Turner, Creswell Township.

J. M. Bowman, Spring Creek Township.

W. S. Shaffer, Walnut Township.

N. W. Parlin, Creswell Township.

William Auman, Creswell Township.

David Shaw, Pleasant Valley Township.

G. W. Divilbliss, Tisdale Township.

J. W. Gliver, Dexter Township [? WONDER IF THIS IS OLIVER?]

J. C. Davis, Bolton Township.

V. F. Ogborn, Harvey Township.

P. P. Powell, Pleasant Valley Township.

Jeremiah Conn, Pleasant Valley Township.

A. P. Carman, Rock Township.

Joseph Shaw, Windsor Township.

E. Woodard, Tisdale Township.

H. C. McDorman, Dexter Township.

Levi Buck, Liberty Township.

Theodore Heinekin, Richland Township.

J. Linton, Bolton Township.

Jerry Weekly, Jr., Silverdale Township.

Charles McIlwaine, Spring Creek Township.

Theodore Stevenson, Rock Township.

F. W. Schwantes, Vernon Township.

J. Meham, Pleasant Valley Township.

David M. Muman, Beaver Township. [COULD THIS BE MUMAW?]

J. Q. Pember, Rock Township.

D. L. Henderson, Pleasant Valley Township.

G. P. Haycraft, Omnia Township.

J. N. Henro, Omnia Township.

S. P. Strong, Rock Township.

A. Jackson, Bolton Township.

William Gammon, Otter Township.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.


The right of the Creeks and Seminoles to prevent the opening of Oklahoma is not any too clear. The people of the United States demand the settlement of these vacant lands. The Indians who are trying to play a dog-in-the-manger game would do better for themselves by accepting liberal terms while they can. The Seminoles are willing to treat. The Creeks are evenly divided upon the question. The sensible ones are inclined to follow the Seminoles. The authorities at Washington should endeavor to bring the rest to terms before congress takes up the matter. Peaceable means are best, but Oklahoma must be opened.

Kansas City Times.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

A Candle Lecture.

The Caldwell branch of the K. C. & S. W. Railroad will run from Arkansas City. The question was settled last week. The propositions which had been submitted to townships in Sumner County stipulating that the branch should leave the main line at Winfield or a point north of the center of Beaver Township, are withdrawn and others submitted stipulating that it shall branch from Arkansas City. While but few of the citizens of Winfield seem to realize it, the fight over this question has been most fierce and bitter. The Winfield members of the company bent their energies from the first to secure this branch for Winfield, and of course expected and counted upon the hearty co-operation of our citizens and municipal authorities. They early presented the matter to the company, took pains to ascertain from the citizens of Sumner County what aid could be secured, and formulated a proposition which embraced four thousand dollars per mile for every mile constructed in Sumner, and pledged to the company hearty and liberal encouragement from Winfield in the right of way through the city, land and money for machine shops, etc. The propositions were considered and determined upon and the matter was fixed before the road reached our city that the road should go through the city on the most feasible route and branch from Winfield. But when the Winfield members were called upon for the right of way through the city, they could not deliver the goods. The route selected by the engineer as being the most feasible, was through the eastern part of town. Mr. Asp approached the city council and suggested that they allow this road to occupy some street in the east part of the city. Immediately there arose a great howl, the like of which we have rarely heard. Members of the council seemed to care more for the sanctity of their backyards than for the future welfare of the city whose interests they were especially selected to protect. The council had got it into their heads that the proper place for the road was out by Bliss & Wood=s mill, and up a canyon, despite the protest of the chief engineer that such a route was impracticable. Then the road tried to get the council=s consent to buy their way through the eastern part. This was refused. Then they asked permission to climb the hill and cross Ninth Avenue a mile east of Main Street. The councilmen were taken in carriages to view the route and agreed verbally to let the road go there. A special meeting was called that evening only to result in their going back on what they had agreed to in the morning. Then the road asked that they might follow the Santa Fe around the town and get out in decent order. But another councilman=s backyard was endangered, and even this was refused. The company was dismayed. Instead of finding Winfield friendly to the road, they found her council ready to throttle it, rather than that the Abeauty@ of the east part of town should be forever marred by the presence of a railroad track, although the company offered to plank the track inside and out, making a continual crossing from limit to limit of the city. Every new move only seemed to increase the blood-thirsty disposition of our valiant city fathers, until the road ordered its Chief Engineer to locate their line in accordance with the dictation of the city council of Winfield. The Chief Engineer did so. The road is now built. It ruins the fair ground; it damages the park for public purposes. It practically vacates the only road over which the people of Vernon, Beaver, and part of Pleasant Valley can get into Winfield--and two miles of it cost the company forty-six thousand dollars more than they receive from Winfield in aid, leaving them with one of the most dangerous and expensive pieces of road, to maintain and operate forever, that there is in Kansas outside of the flint hills. This is Winfield=s attitude toward this company.

Now for Arkansas City.

She wanted the road. She was willing that Winfield might have two roads to her one, and voted solidly for the D. M. & A., redeeming her pledges faithfully. She also wanted the Caldwell branch. She asked the company to simply notify her of what it thought necessary to be done, and they would do it. The company suggested that they give the road a street, free of cost, from limit to limit of their city. The suggestion was embodied in an ordinance and passed unanimously, leaving the company its option to select which street it wanted, and even holding the company harmless for any damages that might arise from its occupancy.

Had Winfield accorded the company any kind of fair and decent treatment, she would have had the Caldwell branch, the permanent division, machine shops, and general headquarters, all of which the company had offered, which would place Winfield far in the lead of any city in southern Kansas.

Broad-gauge men will make a live, enterprising, flourishing town; selfish, close-fisted, and short-sighted ones will kill it if given enough rope.

Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

Dr. H. J. Tillotson, lately of Chicago, arrived in the city Thursday and since has become so fascinated with Arkansas City that he has decided to locate and practice his profession. He wil move his family here as soon as he can obtain a suitable residence in which to live. The Doctor is a Homeopathist. The Hegewisch (Illinois) Journal, speaking of his departure, says: AAlthough anticipated, we hardly expected to notice the departure of Dr. H. J. Tillotson so soon. Dr. Tillotson holds many valuable records from high medical societies, and is trustworthy, capable, and above all, gentlemanly. While here he held the position of physician and surgeon for the

U. S. Rolling Stock Co., which employs some 800 men. His practice in and around Hegewisch has met with unusual success, and many regret the leaving of >our doctor= as he was commonly called. In the west he seeks fresh laurels and may many be twined for him by grateful hearts benefitted by his superior ability as a physician.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

The services tomorrow at the Baptist Church, in the morning commencing at 10 o=clock, consist of recitations, responsive reading, an address, etc., it being a union of the congregation and the Sunday school for the observance of Bible day.

At 7:30 p.m. will be given another illustrated sermon to which the attention of thoughtful men is respectfully solicited.

The meetings are to be continued. All are cordially invited.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

More About the Boomers.

Secretary Lamar has sent the following letter to J. Wade McDonald, counsel for the Oklahoma boomers, at Winfield, Kansas.

SIR: I have read your letter of the 4th inst., stating that none of the persons against whom indictments were pending in the United States court in Kansas, have gone again into the Indian Territory or in any way broken faith in respect to the agreement in pursuance of which the dismissal of protection was ordered, also that Capt. Couch had, at your request, gone quietly into the Territory with a view of ascertaining the number of prisoners there, etc. The persons against whom the criminal proceedings were pending were the representatives of a class of persons bonded and associated together for the purpose of unlawful invasion of the Indian Territory and upon a settlement and promises made by yourself and others to this department and the department of justice that the Oklahoma boomers, Couch=s cavalry colony, or any of the persons associated therewith, would make no further attempt at unlawful settlement in the Territory, and that they had disbanded their organization, etc.; criminal proceedings were stopped, and it is with great disappointment that the department learns of the renewal of the attempts of unlawful invasion of the Territory by these same persons, whatever may be the name or title under which they are banded or organized. This will make the government more cautious in any further dealings with them. Mr. Couch should not go into the Indian Territory for any purpose and if he does go without a permit, he would be guilty of an open violation of the law.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

Bolton Items.

The fine weather still continues.

Hiram Radcliffe and family turned their backs to East Bolton and Southern Kansas and departed for less congenial climes in Hoosierdom. We predict that they will be sorry for their actions and repent and finally be housed safe in Kansas again.

The new stone schoolhouse in District 80 has been completed and accepted by the board of education. Great honor is due contractors, Messrs. Henden and Sandburne, for the manner in which the house has been finished.

At the time these items are published, a grand festival will have been held in the new schoolhouse in District 80, of which we will give an account in our next items.

James Willis has rented his farm to A. Beeson from Creswell township at $3 per acre.

Wood haulers are using unfrequented roads from Bolton to the Territory. There are not quite enough soldiers yet to watch all the roads.

Our trustee has repaired the approach to the north end of the river bridge, which place had been a terror for some time. Oak planks have been placed on instead of the old pine ones.

Should the Territory be opened for settlement, an iron bridge would be necessary instead of the present wooden bridge south of our city. A toll bridge, too, would seem in our judgment, to be the next best thing.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

High School Library.

All persons holding books from the library, please make a prompt return; also, persons having incurred fines or in any way knowing themselves indebted to the library, please make a prompt settlement. Persons not returning books will have their names published with the number of books they have. ALVAN SANKEY, President.

November 20, 1885.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

Take Notice G. A. R.

A special meeting is hereby called for the purpose of meeting Department Commander Stewart, at Post Hall, at 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 23, 1885. By order of

C. R. FOWLER, Adjutant. AL MOWRY, P. C.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

Christian Church.

Elder M. Ingels has arrived in the city to assist Elder Witt in a meeting at the Christian Church. Interesting services each evening at 7:30. The meeting will continue during the coming week. The discourses will frequently be illustrated on the blackboard. All are invited.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.


The third monthly session of the Cowley County Teachers Institution will be held November 20, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

Notes from the Commercial Block-heads.

(The above caption was furnished by the correspondent. ED.)

The High school moved to their new quarters Monday morning. The rooms occupied are three in number and consist of a recitation room, office, and school room proper. The pupils are much pleased with their new abode.

The Seniors are seated in a room by themselves, and put upon their honor in regard to deportment, and are consequently envied by the other classes.

Horace Vaughn, the star and beacon light of the Senior class, informs us that he will assume the vocation of a poet after he is through this year of school. We wish the gentleman success, and prophesy from the glimpses of his genius that we have had, that he will in the future stand as high in literature as Oscar Wilde does today.

The pupils find it very difficult to concentrate their minds on their studies on account of the noise on the streets; but as the novelty wears off, it will cease to be a hindrance to study.

A literary society was organized last Friday evening, with Howard Maxwell as chairman and Miss Everett, secretary. We hope that all will help to keep up the interest by coming and performing. None but pupils are to be admitted.

For the first few days some of our young ladies were much annoyed by the very persistent staring of some dudes across the way. They took their stand at the hotel opposite the windows and were obliged to aid their weak vision by opera glasses, etc. But we trust they have discovered by this time that school girls are not so susceptible as is generally thought, and they also have something else to occupy their minds than flirtations with weak-eyed dudes.

One hundred and twenty-one dollars ($121) is the exact sum procured by the high school girls for purchasing a piano. The instrument has been ordered and will arrive in a few days.

There has been a good deal of jealousy among the classes for the past few months. For instance, the seniors think they are of a little more importance than the other classes, and have a special clique of their own and admit neither middle year nor juniors to their charmed circle. This ought not so to be and after Prof. Weir=s talk on this special subject, we think a better feeling will prevail.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.


Taxes for 1885 due.

Corn 30 cents per bushel.

Wheat 85 cents per bushel.

Thanksgiving Day Thursday next.

The telephone line is completed between Wellington and Wichita.

The grading is about all done on the K. C. & S. W., between here and Winfield.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.


Corn dealers are paying 30 cents per bushel for that article, while Winfield only gives 25 cents.

The first grain buyer=s sign ever swung in Arkansas City, was put up by the A. C. R. M. Co., Monday.

Newman & Co., are here to meet all competition. Don=t fail to remember this fact.

The plat of View Hills can be seen at our office. Snyder & Hutchison.

Hun looked weary Sunday eve. We lay the blame to the ARetrospection@ or perchance ASolitaire.@ Which was it, Hun?

At the Arkansas City Select School, there are classes designed especially for those who have had meager school advantages.

Wheat is worth 85 cents now in Arkansas City, and the canal mills purchase enough at that price to keep them running steadily.

Work has commenced on the K. C. & S. W. Depot. It will be located temporarily at the corner of 13th street and 13th avenue, just at the edge of the townsite.

This week the REPUBLICAN job office turned out another 1,000 pamphlets for the Johnson Loan & Trust Co. The gentlemen composing this company believe in the judicious use of printer=s ink.

The Union Mite Society of the U. P. Church will meet with Will and Emma Campbell, Tuesday evening, November 24, at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Benedict. An interesting time is expected, and all are invited to attend.

TAXES. Meigs & Nelson will pay taxes for citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity.

We will return thanks this year for the advent of the

K. C. & S. W. Railroad.

Newman & Co., carry a choice line of Comforts and Blankets.

For homes, buy lots in the View Hill addition. Snyder & Hutchison.

The ladies composing Miss High=s dancing club have issued invitations for a reception Thanksgiving eve, in the Burroughs= block.

Over 100 lots in View Hill addition. These lots are 50 x 132 feet, and are the choicest in the city for suburban residences. For prices and terms, call on Snyder & Hutchison.

A. V. Alexander is quite a dog fancier. He has gone into the business extensively lately. He will exchange lumber, shingles, etc., for blooded Apurps.@

The railroad company expect to have the track laid into the corporate limits of Arkansas City by Thursday next. Since crossing the Walnut at Winfield, the track has gone down at the rate of a mile and a half per day.

On next Thursday evening, Union Thanksgiving services will be held at the Baptist Church. Rev. J. P. Witt is to preach the annual sermon. Let us come together with gratitude in our hearts and with praises on our lips.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.


Parties knowing themselves to be indebted to J. W. Hutchison & Sons, will please call and settle. We will take corn, wood, or young stock at market price. We must have money.

Last Tuesday evening A. A. Newman and H. E. Asp went over to Guelph Township and held a railroad meeting in the interest of the

G. S. & C. Road. Quite a large number of Guelph Township=s voters were in attendance and expressed a willingness to aid in getting the road.

A little son of Henry Wahlenmaier cut one of his fingers off with a hatchet, Monday morning. Dr. Acker was called in and dressed the wound, and the little fellow is doing nicely. Mr. Wahlenmaier and family lately moved here from Kansas City and are living in the Geo. Allen property.

Members of the literary society out in Bolton 80 claim that some hoodlums came out from the city and disturbed their meeting last Friday evening. They are known and the guilty parties will be treated to a dose of the law should they repeat their dastardly behavior.

Pat Franey let a sharp cornered rock fall on his foot Tuesday while at work putting in the street curbing, and cut two of his toes almost off. It was thought at first that the injured members would have to be amputated, but later on the doctor concluded they would grow to their places all right. Pat hobbles around on crutches now.

The Telegram says the Republican majorities were cut down. It looks that way, don=t it? Geo. McIntire got a majority two years ago of between 600 and 700; this year only 1,200. Capt. Nipp doubled his majority of two years ago this year. We wish the Telegram would tell the truth just once before the Democratic party dies.

The Atlantic & Pacific railroad company advertises that they want to employ 500 hands and teams to build its line west from Tulsa. If this road is constructed, it will pass through the Oklahoma country and the Cheyenne and Arapahoe reservation, thereby cutting off some of Arkansas City=s valuable trade.

S. E. Maxwell had three tons of hay burned up last Friday on his farm by some passer-by throwing a lighted cigar in the dry prairie grass. If it had not been for the hard work he did in staying the flames, 17 more tons would have been consumed. In fighting the fire, his hands were burned considerably. Won=t people never learn to be careful with lighted cigar stubs?

Come round to our office and let us give you a ride over and around View Hill addition, known as the Beecher fruit-farm. If you see the lots, you will purchase. Snyder & Hutchison.

Before it is too late, purchase a home in View Hill addition.

Snyder & Hutchison.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

The Episcopal Social.

Last Tuesday evening the ladies of the Episcopal Church gave one of their inimitable entertainments. It occurred in the upper rooms of the Chapel-Bishop block. Dancing, card-playing, and other games afforded the past-time of the evening. As early as 7:30 o=clock the guests began to assemble, and an hour from that time 75 couples had arrived to participate in the festivities of the evening. The visitors were received in the parlors of Mrs. Dr. A. J. Chapel and then allowed to roam through all the rooms of the entire block, which were brilliantly lighted up. Hospitable Mrs. E. L. Kingsbury threw open the doors of the rooms of her home and allowed the many guests the privilege of using them. Mr. Kingsbury extended his gymnasium to the enjoyment of the occasion, which was quite a treat to the ladies as well as gentlemen. Mrs. H. O. Meigs proved, by the handling of the 25 pound dumbbells, that she possessed more strength than any other lady present. Mrs. W. E. Gooch also proved that she possessed a well developed muscle. Supper was served between 10 and 11 o=clock and everything that was good was given to the guests to eat. Mrs. Nicholson, Mrs. Sipes, and other ladies allowed no one to go away without eating their fill. Three large and well-lighted rooms were utilized by the terpsichorean disciples; three to serve the supper in, and three for social converse.

Everyone present had a grand time, and all expressed the opinion that the sociable was the best that has been held in Arkansas City for any age. Prudishness was done away with, and sociability was substituted. The ladies of the Episcopal Church understand the art of entertaining, beyond a doubt.

The proceeds netted from the evening=s entertainment was $30.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

Across the Dark River.

DIED. One of the most terrible accidents we have had to chronicle for some time occurred at Otto on last Sunday, by which Miss Della Richardson lost her life. The deceased was formerly a resident of Winfield. At the time of the accident, she was stopping with relatives near Otto. On last Sunday she started to the post office, and was returning home. Having reached the gate it seems that she, in trying to open it, frightened the horse, causing him to leap over the wire fence. She was thrown from the horse and her clothing became entangled on the horn of the saddle. The horse ran some distance, dragging her under its feet. When found her face was badly mutilated, she having been thrown against the wire fence, and her skull was crushed. The accident was not seen by anyone until the unfortunate lady was beyond all earthly help. The remains were taken to Winfield and expressed to Wisconsin for interment Monday. Miss Richardson was only 20 years of age, and was well known by the many subscribers of the REPUBLICAN in the community in which she resided.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

We visited at Floral and Wilmot over last Sunday. They are located on the K. C. & S. W. Railway and are booming. A depot has not been built at either town yet, but at Wilmot stockyards have been put in. It was a gala day when she shipped her first loads of cattle. She considered this a grand triumph over Floral, as that town has not yet been favored with stockyards from the company. Floral is some larger than Wilmot, but both towns are building rapidly, and are working hard to command the trade of that section. Quite a rivalry exists between the two towns. Wilmot is four miles northeast of Floral.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

The high school opened in rooms in the Commercial Block Monday morning. Three rooms are used. They have been fitted up very commodiously. Prof. Weir and Miss Belle Everett are the teachers. The new teachers lately engaged are Miss Marshal, of Manhattan; and Miss Z. Buckholder, of this city. The former is principal of the East School building and the latter teaches the 4th and 5th grades. There is an enrollment of 815 pupils in the school.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

Some of the stockholders of Riverview Cemetery Association met in Meigs & Nelson=s office last Tuesday evening as per call. C. R. Sipes was chosen chairman, and O. P. Houghton secretary pro tem. There were not enough stockholders present to go into the election of officers, so the meeting was adjourned one week--Tuesday evening, November 24, at 7 p.m. sharp. All the stockholders are once more requested to be present.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

L. H. Braden and J. H. Punshon have leased a basement room in the Burroughs= block and started a pork-packing establishment. These gentlemen have made arrangements to slaughter and pack 1,000 hogs this season. This is an enterprise that has been badly needed in Arkansas City for several months, and now that we have it, let us aid it with our patronage.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

An evening school has been organized by L. F. Abernethy, in which bookkeeping, commercial arithmetic, and grammar are taught. Second session Monday evening, November 22, from 7 to 9 o=clock.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.


Spence Miner has sold his dry goods store at Ashland.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Ridenour came home Friday last.

J. L. Radcliff and family have gone back to Pierceton, Indiana, to winter.

S. S. McDowell is building a residence on his lots in the second ward.

Mayor Schiffbauer went up to Wichita Saturday and remained over Sunday.

S. C. Lindsay got home yesterday from off a two weeks business trip to Kansas City.

Neal A. Pickett was over from Guelph Wednesday and treated the REPUBLICAN to $1.50.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.


A. Bookwalter dropped $3 in our subscription till, Tuesday. Mr. Bookwalter is a gentleman.

Dr. Jamison Vawter purchased the drug stock of Grimes & Son Thursday, and took possession.

Miss Jessie Norton delightfully entertained a few of her friends at her home Thursday evening.

E. C. Wagner, father of the senior editor of the REPUBLICAN, arrived in the city Wednesday, from Tiffin, Ohio.

McDowell & Bowers have dissolved partnership in the hotel business, the first named retaining the Occidental Hotel.

J. N. Lepper, and daughter, of Turnbull, Ohio, are visiting in the city. Mr. Lepper is the father of Mrs. I. R. Deming.

Drs. Shepard & Acker have furnished their office with an organ. The propose to soothe the savage breast with music.

John G. Short, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was in the city three days this week. He was here sight-seeing and visiting friends.

Mrs. D. Steele, of Whiting, Iowa, is visiting in the city. Mrs. Steele is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Steele.

Next morning Dr. J. W. Sparks will go to Topeka to attend United States court. He is a witness in the Handy murder trial.

Allen Ayres, Will Moore, and several others went down in the Territory Monday on a hunting expedition. It was a still hunt.

Warren Neil, our blacksmith, has been very sick for two weeks past. He is convalescing now. His sickness was due to overwork.

Judge Bonsall was up to Leavenworth the first of the week as a delegate from the Knights of Honor organization, attending some grand Adoin=s.@

Dr. Z. Carlisle has purchased the residence property of J. Anderson. The Doctor and his wife will reside here during the winter. It is too cold for him out at Great Bend.

E. N. Andrews, of Andrews & Swain of Wellington, drove over Monday to visit his mammoth store here. He has been here all week helping his brother, Sept., through the rush of work.

D. R. Beatty sold his half interest in the City Meat Market Thursday to Fred Bowers. Fred will now deal out tender, uncooked steak instead of cooked, as he formerly did at the Occidental.

Mike Harkins came in from his western trip Monday looking hale and hearty. After subscribing for the REPUBLICAN, Friend Mike took his departure for Kingman, where he intends to reside during the winter.

Miss Clara Andrews has been appointed postmistress at Maple City. Miss Clara is a handsome and well educated young lady and will doubtless succeed in conducting the affairs of Maple City=s post office satisfactorily.

E. L. McDowell is happy now. His parents, S. S. McDowell and wife, and brother, W. E. McDowell, and sister, Mrs. C. D. Rushmore, arrived in the city Friday last and have gone to housekeeping in the second ward. They will reside here during the winter.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.


MARRIED. Joe Finkleburg, well known as formerly with Eli Youngheim here, was married at Arkansas City the other day to Miss Minnie McIntire. Joe has many friends here who will throw their old shoes of good luck after him, chuck full of wishes for the fruition of his brightest hopes. Winfield Courier.



Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

R. J. Gardner, of Udall, accompanied by two Buckeye friends, H. J. Butler, of Zanesville, and W. Beall, of Dresden, were in the city the first of the week, visiting and sight-seeing. The latter two gentlemen were here for the purpose of looking up a location. In company with Chas. Wells, they paid a visit to the Chilocco schools, Tuesday, to see how the young Lo was taught to shoot. Messrs. Butler and Beall will most likely make Arkansas City their future home.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

Indian Inspector, Gardner, was in the city the first of the week. He was on his way to the Territory to visit the various agencies. While here he received a message from the depart-ment to clear the Indian reservations of all persons having no right on them. When asked if the order referred to the cattlemen, he replied that it included all intruders. Mr. Gardner, in company with the soldiers that have been stationed here, left Wednesday morning to execute the order. [Reckon this applies to boomers also.]


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

The soldiers are having a glorious time expelling the boomers. The latter are scattered all over Oklahoma and the soldiers are compelled to hunt up each individual and take him to Ft. Reno. At last report 120 boomers had been captured and were held prisoners because they refused to sign an agreement not to invade that country anymore without leave of congress. Uncle Sam furnishes food for these boomers now three times a day.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

Wichita is trying the experiment of graveling her streets. Last week Searing & Mead shipped 12 carloads of gravel to that city. Why would it not be a good plan to gravel our streets, and especially depot street? It costs Wichita $18 to get a load of gravel there from here, there being $14 of freight on each car. Arkansas City could get the same material for $6 per car. If Wichita can pay $18, Arkansas City should be able to pay $6.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

DIED. The many acquaintances of Captain Sanford will be pained to learn of his death, which occurred recently at the residence of his brother, in Chicago. Mr. Sanford had for a long time been an invalid and a few weeks ago went to Chicago, from Springfield, Missouri, for the purpose of placing himself under medical treatment in that city. Capt. Sanford moved from here about two years ago to Springfield.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

We wish to draw the attention of the public to the Achange@ that Newman & Co., have made in their ad. They do not impose upon the credulity of people by holding before their eyes unreasonable and overdrawn advertisements, but they mean everything they say. Give them a call and see for yourself.


But as usual our prices are just a little lower than any of these ARemarkable Sacrifices,@ AWholesale Slaughters,@ and ACost Sales,@ which are being advertised so extensively.

We think no one in this part of the country Can Afford to Give Goods Away, And all such advertisements are just a trifle overdrawn to say the least.


We desire to thank our host of friends and patrons for their generous support, and hope to merit a continuance of the same.

Your Friends,



Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

For Sale. A team of draft horses and harness. Call on Wm. Henderson.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

Geuda Springs & Northwestern.

Elsewhere we publish the fact that a charter has been granted for the building of a railroad from Geuda Springs via Caldwell, northwest, through Harper County. The line of the road will be from Caldwell through Freeport and Mid Lothian, Harper, one of the towns in Pratt County, crossing the Santa Fe at Offerie [? Not sure of this name], through Jetmore and to Scott City, thence west to the Colorado line. The company building the road is virtually the Kansas City & Southwestern. The only change being made is the addition of the names of two directors from Harper. The Harper Graphic in speaking of the proposed road says: AOf course, it is the intention to continue the road to the southeast through the Territory and Arkansas, to the Mississippi, and the coast. This however will be an after consideration, when the northwestern road is completed. We may add the road is as well assured as anything in the future can be, and is not a paper road or a visionary scheme.@

Light begins to dawn upon our minds concerning the K. C. & S. W. extension. As we understand, the K. C. & S. W. will build here, go west some two miles, and then construct the road south to the state line, which will be the end of the road for the present. As we stated last week, the junction of the Caldwell extension will be formed about two miles west of the city (where the main road goes to the state line), and on via of Gueda to Caldwell. Sometime in the future the main road will be extended through the Territory to connect with the Panhandle system of Texas. By this new proposed route, Arkansas City will be directly connected with Colorado on the west and Missouri on the east. The fact that a charter has been granted for another line from here going northwest to the same company is almost conclusive evidence that the company intend to make Arkansas City the end of both divisions, and from this point merge both roads into one line. The end of both roads being here will call for large machine and repair shops, roundhouses, etc. Then it will be our grand motor [?] power, of which we can avail ourselves, will be called into use.


The building of this road will also settle the Abob-tail@ question. Arkansas City is not to be located on the Abob-tail.@ Neither is Geuda or Caldwell; but all then will be on the main lines. How does this news strike you, gentle reader?


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

The cattlemen throughout the Indian Territory are very much discouraged. From dispatches we learn that large quantities of the range have been destroyed by fire and for many miles in all directions from Vinita, a man can travel and find no grass whatever. The hay that was put up is in many cases destroyed, and whole fields of corn, as well as houses, fences, barns, etc., have succumbed to the flames. It is feared that there will be a large loss of stock in consequence.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

Capt. Lee, agent at the Cheyenne and Arapahoe agency, sent the following message to Commissioner Adkins, Tuesday. All of the cattle have been removed from the reservation. Thousands of cattle have been turned loose in Oklahoma to graze. One hundred and twenty boomers have been arrested and brought to Ft. Reno within the past ten days and the troops are still out.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

The case of Mrs. Frankie Morris, charged with poisoning her mother, was called for a new trial in the district court Tuesday, at Erie, and at the instance of the prosecution continued until December 7. It is the general opinion that the case will be dropped. Mrs. Morris is Winfield=s protégé.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

The bonds for the building of the Fort Smith & Wellington road were carried in seventy-six townships in Sumner County Wednesday. The carrying of bonds in this township increases the aid to $118,000 already voted in Sumner County, and there are still other townships to vote upon the question.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

The partnership heretofore existing between Dewitt McDowell and Fred D. Bower, under the name of McDowell & Bower, in the hotel business, keeping the Occidental Hotel in Arkansas City, Kansas, is hereby dissolved by mutual consent. The business will be carried on by Dewitt McDowell, who will collect all debts for said firm and will pay all debts incurred by said firm.

Witness our hands this 13th day of October, 1885.




Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

Deserved Rebuke.

The trouble experienced by Arkansas City journalists are manifold. If one paper makes a typographical, grammatical, or any other kind of error, either through rush, carelessness, or fault of the astute proofreader, the Adown-in-the-cellar,@ Aover-the-way,@ or Aupstairs@ critic has something to say, while in that same criticism, probably a dozen errors may appear. It=s fun where the reader is only an exchange fiend, but when the subscriber pays for a paper to give the news and sandwich in something for the good of the race, it certainly appears that our friends of the future Gateway to the great Indian Territory are wasting time, muscle, and brain power that might be utilized in a better manner--if for no other purpose than fertilizing a spot where Athe grass grows green.@ The Traveler established as Mentor for newspapers that knew more of the west and what was more needed in the west than the Traveler ever had time to step down off his old fogy Apedagogic@ pedestal to try to learn.


All the Arkansas City papers make errors of some kind, Aallee samee likee Melican papers,@ but the criticisms are absurd. The Democrat ought to be the first to quit. It says good things and makes happy hits but uses just such language as this and other country papers are accustomed to in their narrow walk which seems to be beyond the two-dollar gasoline light furnished by the Traveler. The Republican is the paper which (is that right?) deserves the contents of the dinner basket. If the Republican don=t go on and hit things in just such language that we ignorant country papers can understand, and let the aged and feeble minded alone, we will be compelled to sentence it to a few years servitude under some men who know nothing except their personal reminiscenses of years ago--a bore to the reader, or something they read when attending the Alma Mater. Burden Eagle.



Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

Another Railroad.

TOPEKA, KANSAS, November 12. The Chicago, Emporia & Southwestern railway has been incorporated, with the following board of directors: H. C. Cross, C. Wood, D. M. Davis, H. P. Clark, O. W. Waymire, J. M. Steele, Emporia; W. M. Jones, Des Moines; J. S. Doolittle, Cotton Falls; H. H. Gardner, El Dorado. The capital stock has been placed at $12,000,000. Starting at the Missouri river, this road proposes to run through the counties of Doniphan, Brown, Nemaha, Atchison, Jackson, Pottawatomie, Leavenworth, Jefferson, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Osage, Lyon, Morris, Marion, Chase, Greenwood, Butler, Sedgwick, Cowley, Sumner, and Harper, and through the Indian Territory. The road also proposes to cross twenty-four counties in Texas and will, in all, cover 600 miles. The places of business named are Atchison and Emporia, Kansas, and Wichita Falls, Texas. There are men here who profess to believe that this road will be built, and that right soon.


Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.

Stone Calf, the Indian chief whose death is reported from Cheyenne Agency, was one of the malcontents, or Aunreconstructed@ Indians of that tribe. He was an Indian Bourbon, and opposed all efforts at educating or teaching his people in the ways of white men. He headed the discontented last spring, when war was nearly precipitated; and has always been ready to go on the warpath. In 1874 he headed the outbreak of that time, and he was leader of the band which captured the German family from Georgia en route to Colorado, near Danver=s station on the Smoky Hill Route. The family consisted of father and mother, a married daughter and her husband, a son about 14, and four single daughters, the eldest about 18, the next 13, and two little girls. The father, mother, married daughter and her husband and the boy were killed outright, and the four other children, girls, were carried off into captivity. Gen. Miles was in command of the troops operating against the Indians at this time, and was indefatigable in his pursuit of them to rescue these girls. Two of them were recovered from the Indians after a fight on McClellan Creek, Lieutenant Hobart K. Bailey, of the Fifth Infantry, rescuing them, but the two others were spirited away. They were finally surrendered after the Indians were driven by General Miles into their agency. Subsequently, congress appropriated $20,000 to be devoted to the education of these girls, and they were consigned to a Catholic institution in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Stone Calf=s death has removed a stumbling block, and the government=s efforts to educate and civilize the Cheyennes will be attended with greater success since he is dead.



Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.


The article on Oklahoma in last week=s Republican provoked some unfriendly criticism to the writer=s loyalty to the boomer cause. I say in self-defense that all my interests are identified with the labor class, and it would be best to lay a foundation for settlement in Oklahoma. But I am far from going into spasms about it. I have no faith in fits as a preliminary to the opening of the Territory for settlement.

Before Oklahoma can be settled, congress must first actCrepeal the permit law or procure the Indians= consent to settlement. Stockmen have procured it. Their leases are evidences of it, but the Indians can revoke those leases at will and the lessees must move off as seen in the recent order moving stockmen from the Cheyenne country.

Whether any of these leases are legal or not depends upon what congress will do. If congress legalizes them, they are legal; if not, they are not; for the law reads, ANo lease shall be made with the Indians without the consent of congress.@ There has been no congressional action on any of these leases. Prudence and caution will be necessary when congress does act; for, ratify the cattle leases and it will necessitate the legalizing of land leases for agricultural purposes, also. This would never do.

What delays congressional action on those leases no man knows better than Hon. Ryan, of Kansas, or the Standard Oil Company of Pennsylvania, or Hon. Phillips, Cherokee counsel at Washington. Perhaps Secretary Teller knows something about it. One thing to my mind is clear, that there never would have been the money invested on those ranches that has been if there had not been some assurance that congress would delay action.

The interests of the country require that the cattle remain where they are. Millions of beef, which the world needs, are annually burned in the grass and forever lost. Also the world needs the billions of bread which lie undeveloped in the rich soil of Oklahoma. The Indians will not develop it; why not, then, give it to men that will? By doing so a few cattlemen might suffer pecuniary loss, but the country at large would not, for as much beef, if not more, would be produced by the many farmers as is produced now by the few cattle barons, and in addition to this billions of bread and fuel.

Besides all this, how many homeless families now almost perishing for food and destitute of clothing, at the door of pitiless winter, dependent for shelter upon the crafty landlord, would find homes of comfort and plenty if this goodly land was accessible?

The opening to settlement of the Black Hills country was a great relief to the nation from her financial troubles and it gave the party in power an additional lease of ten years. Greater results for good will inevitably follow the opening of Oklahoma. I am no Democrat, but would rejoice with that party in any good thing it may do.

As for the Apoor Lo,@ he must stand aside. If he persists in idleness and living off of the industry of the paleface and continues to block the wheels of commercial progress, American enterprise will plow him under or crush him beneath the iron horse. One more turn of the iron wheel and the Redman is out of the home-seekers= way.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.



An Excursion Over the K. C. & S. W., that Long Fought For Railroad.

Beaumont Found to be a Booming Metropolis (?),

Fast Growing in Opulence upon the Flint Hills of Butler County.

Early on last Tuesday morning, two omnibuses drew up to the Leland Hotel and took on board the following gentlemen, who had been invited by the managers of the K. C. & S. W., to take a pleasure trip over that road to the famous and booming Beaumont: Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Hight, Davis, Thompson, Bailey, Dean, and Dunn, and their friends whom they invited, H. H. Perry, J. Frank Smith, J. H. Hilliard, Frank Thompson, and City Clerk Benedict; also, the railroad committee, consisting of A. A. Newman, N. T. Snyder, Major Sleeth,

G. W. Cunningham, W. D. Mowry, and T. H. McLaughlin. Bro. Lockley, too, was among the honored ones, and was to chronicle the thrilling incidents of the trip, furnish intellectual food for the party, and report the impressive appearance, the Asights@ and widely spread influence, of flourishing Beaumont. After a drive of about three miles, the gleeful party reached the end of the track, where over 200 railroad hands were busy at work, rapidly advancing the Airon bands@ towards Arkansas City.

It was after 8 o=clock before they heard the distant whistling of the excursion train, towards which they at once started, and which they reached after a brisk walk of nearly a mile. Had it not been for Councilman Davis, who has only one natural leg to work with, they probably would have continued their journey on foot, and thus economized time. As it was, Mr. Davis was conveyed to the cars in a carriage to avoid the fatigue of walking. All having gotten on board, the train moved slowly up the track. They had a jolly, rollicking time.

Having arrived at Winfield, the passengers allowed the engine to rest a little, although it caused them much weariness to be delayed in a village of such few attractions when vivid pictures of enterprising Beaumont occupied their excited minds. Mr. Latham joined the party at Winfield, and when the train pulled out, the officers of the road suspended from the rear end of the last car a banner, bearing the inscription, AThe town we left behind us.@ From that railroad station onto the end of the journey, the train swept over the track at a rapid rate, passing through Floral, Wilmot, Atlanta, and Latham. Beaumont (a French word meaning Athe fashionable world@) was reached at 11:30 [? HARD TO READ...COULD HAVE SAID 11:50] a.m., and the party evacuated the cars and proceeded at once to the central part of the city. On either side, as they walked up main street, tall and magnificent buildings met their view, and the hearts of the rustic excursionists almost ceased to beat on account of the grandeur they beheld. Councilman Dunn had purchased a bran new hat that morning, and in trying to pass in under one of the lofty awnings, it was completely crushed. [N.B. This incident occurred before the drugstore was visited.] They found that the city consists of fourteen houses, which have been standing for 14 years, and the inhabitants number about 75. This is conclusive evidence that the town is still booming. When one of the natives was asked why he did not move to a better locality, he proudly pointed to the barren flint hills, and, with Kansas enthusiasm, maintained that Beaumont was the garden-spot of the world. After dinner, which was served in the spacious dining hall of Noah Herring, some of the party, for amusement, played at billiards and pigeon-hole. Bro. Lockley and Geo. Cunningham leveled down the flint hills and bombarded the town pitching horseshoes. Some of them went into one of the two drugstores in the place and consulted the Aholy record@ in order to procure some remedy for their ailments. The druggist showed them a full Asoda pop@ barrel, the greater portion of whose contents they consumed.

While in the drug store they made the following invoice of the stock it contained.

1 small stove ............................. $ 2.00

1 old keg ................................. .00

1 old box ................................. .00

1 counter ................................. 10.00

10 boxes of candy ......................... 10.00

1 pail of tobacco ......................... 4.00

2 boxes of nuts ........................... .50

1 barrel of whiskey ....................... 8.00

______ TOTAL: $34.50

The excursionists returned to Arkansas City at about 9 o=clock p.m., full of joy and Asoda water.@ There will be another excursion over this road soon and everybody here will then have a chance to see Beaumont.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.

More Glad Tidings.

A special dispatch from Vinita, Indian Territory, in regard to the proceedings of the Cherokee National Council, to the Kansas City Times, of Tuesday, says:

AThe railroad interests are not unrepresented. Governor Brockmeyer, agent of Jay Gould=s interests in the Indian Territory, has been present; Judge Allen, of Little Rock, is still on the field. The latter is interested in an act granting the right of way to the Kansas and Arkansas Valley railroad. The bill provides for a railway, telegraph, and telephone line, beginning near Arkansas City, down the Valley of the Arkansas River on the north to a point opposite Ft. Smith, with a branch at or near the Verdigris River, to the Kansas line near Coffeyville. The bill guarantees safety to the nation in the present tenure of its lands, and in its present form of government, as far as the company or their successors are concerned. The closing section provides that the railroad company shall accept the right of way and grant, upon the express condition that it will neither aid, advise, or assist in any effort looking or tending toward the changing or extinguishment of the present tenure of this nation in its land, and will occupy the right of way solely for railway purposes.@

The REPUBLICAN would suggest that our railroad committee place itself in correspondence with Judge Allen and see if any assistance could be rendered him from the citizens in this community in regard to the matter. It is best to strike while the iron is hot. If Arkansas City gets that road, her future as the metropolis of the Arkansas Valley is fixed. The city getting the first railroad through the Territory will be the Kansas City of Kansas. In Kansas this road is known as the Ft. Smith & Wellington.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.

The Mite Society of the U. P. Church met Tuesday evening at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Benedict, Miss Emma Campbell doing the honors of the occasion. Lee Warren presided over the meeting, and Miss Lizzie Wilson acted as secretary. Many of the members were absent, but those who were there gave an excellent entertainment. The exercises consisted of declamations, select readings, and music. Those who were to read essays failed to perform. Prof. J. C. Bryan, who joined the society that evening, delivered a declamation which clearly made manifest his ability and excellence as an elocutionist. After the exercises were over, a good Asocial time@ was indulged in. This society is instructive and entertaining, and is beneficial morally and intellectually.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.

Thanksgiving services at the Gilstrap schoolhouse by Elders F. L. Walker and J. J. Prowse. A large number gathered with their baskets. After the religious services, tables were extemporized, and filled with choice provisions and delicacies, which the ladies know so well how to prepare. Ball playing among the boys, music by the singers, and sociability by all helped to make it an occasion to be remembered, and will naturally call for its repetition.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.


The Constitution and By-Laws Adopted.


Believing in the necessity of an association of citizens to give tone and energy to their efforts in securing the advantages which the position of the city offers to commerce, trade, and manufacturers, as well as to promote unity of action and to cultivate a more intimate and friendly acquaintance among the businessmen of the city, and to maintain a commercial exchange to promote uniformity in the customs and usages of merchants, and to inculcate principles of justice and equity in trade, and to facilitate the speedy adjustment of business dispute, to acquire and disseminate valuable commercial and economic information, and generally to secure to its numbers the benefits of co-operation in furtherance of their legitimate pursuits, and to use our influence, energies, and means for the furtherance of all enterprises that we believe will add to the prosperity of our city, and that these ends may be obtained by the establishment of a board of trade; we, the citizens of Arkansas City, do therefore agree to form such an association, and to be governed by the following constitution and code of by-laws.



ARTICLE 1. The officers of this Board of Trade shall consist of a president, two vice-presidents, ten directors, two secretaries, and a treasurer, who shall constitute its board of managers. They shall be chosen semi-annually, on the second Monday of January and July of each year. Their election shall be by ballot and they shall hold their office until their successors are duly elected and qualified.



ARTICLE 2. This association shall hold semi-annual meetings on the second Mondays of January and July at half past 7 o=clock, p.m. But special meetings may be called by order of a majority of the managers whenever they may deem it proper, and upon the written application of not less than ten members, the managers shall call said meeting at the time so requested.


ARTICLE 3. The managers shall meet steadily on the first Thursday or every month for the transaction of such business as may come before them and at the annual meeting shall present to the association a report of the proceedings of the past year.


ARTICLE 4. There shall be appointed semi-annually, by the managers, a committee of arbitration to consist of five members, two of whom may be rejected by the parties submitting the case and their places supplied by two other members to be appointed by the managers. The chairman of said committee shall be designated by the managers at the time of its appointment.


ARTICLE 5. The duties of the committee of arbitration shall be to arbitrate and decide all disputed accounts and contracts and all controversies of a mercantile character which may be brought before them by the members, the parties having previously signed a bond for such an amount as the committee may require to abide by the decision of the same. The assistant secretary shall serve as clerk of the committee of arbitration. Any member who does not abide by, and comply with, the decision of the committee, shall be expelled from this association by order of the managers.


ARTICLE 6. There shall also be appointed by the managers, at the regular semi-annual meetings, a standing committee on railroads and steamboats, to consist of five members, to whom shall be referred all matters relating to the transportation of merchandise and passengers to and from the city. They shall semi-annually and whenever they deem it expedient make reports to the managers or board all such subjects relating to the various railroad and steamboat lines connected with our city, with such recommendations for the action of the managers or board as they may deem advisable.


ARTICLE 7. There shall be appointed by the managers at their regular semi-annual meetings a standing committee on manufactories, whose duties it shall be to look to the interests and welfare of the city at all times, with the view of securing any and all manufacturing interests possible within our city, and to whom shall be referred any matters tending in that direction that may come to the knowledge of any member of the board, and said committee shall make out and submit at least once during their term of office, a full and detailed report of their labors, and submit the same to a regular meeting of the board.


ARTICLE 8. The secretary shall keep a list of all the members of the association and also an accurate report of the transactions of the managers at their monthly meetings and of the annual meeting of the members. The assistant secretary shall attend the sittings of the committee of arbitration, record their decisions, give notice to said committee when their services are required, render a copy of their verdict to the parties in the case, collect the fees of arbitration and all other moneys due the board, and pay the same over to the treasurer, read the minutes of the last meeting at the monthly meetings of the directors and annual meetings of the directors, and report the proceedings of the committee of arbitration at each meeting of the managers.


ARTICLE 9. The treasurer shall receive from the secretary all moneys belonging to the board, shall disburse the same upon order of the secretary when approved by the president or one of the vice-presidents, and shall report the receipts and expenditures at each monthly meeting of the managers and annual meetings of the association.


ARTICLE 10. The funds of the association shall at all times be subject to the control of managers.


ARTICLE 11. Any individual a resident of Arkansas City, Kansas, may become a member of this association on payment of five dollars in advance. Annual assessments, not exceeding $5.00, may be made and any refusal to pay such assessments for 60 days, upon written notice, shall be considered as a withdrawal from the association and the name of the party shall be stricken from the same.


ARTICLE 12. The by-laws and constitution of this association shall not be altered or amended, except at a special meeting called for that purpose by order of a majority of the managers, a written or printed notice of which meeting and the proposed alteration shall be transmitted by the secretary to each member of the association.


ARTICLE 1. This association shall be known as the Board of Trade, of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas.

ARTICLE 2. Its place of business shall be Arkansas City.


ARTICLE 3. The president, or one of the vice-presidents, shall preside at all meetings of the board and also of the managers. A quorum of the board shall consist of not less than fifteen members and a quorum of the managers of not less than four directors together with the presiding officer, but in the absence of the president and all the vice-presidents, a president protem may be chosen.


ARTICLE 4. The president, or, in his absence, either of the vice-presidents, shall have the power, on any emergency, to call a special meeting of the board, but the business to be acted upon at such special meeting, shall be given in the notice of said meeting, and no other acted upon but by unanimous consent.


ARTICLE 5. Every person desirous of becoming a member of this association shall be proposed at a stated meeting; and if five or more negative votes shall appear against any candidate, he shall not be admitted as a member. Nor shall his name again appear before the board for membership until after the expiration of six months from the date of such rejection. On becoming a member, he shall sign the constitution and by-laws. No application to be acted upon less accompanied by a membership fee of five dollars.


ARTICLE 6. The monthly meetings of the managers shall be held on the first Thursday of every month at the chambers of the board, at such hour as may be ordered by the president, written notice of which meeting shall be given to each member of the board.


ARTICLE 7. Any member who shall refuse or neglect to sign the constitution and by-laws of the association, may be expelled by the vote of three-fourths of the members present. But a notice of said motion shall be served on him, by the secretary, previous to said meeting. Any members failing to attend any regular meeting, having been notified of such meeting being called in writing by the secretary, may be expelled upon a majority vote of all members present. And any member failing to attend for three consecutive meetings of said board, after having been notifed as required, shall be declared expelled from the association, Provided that sickness or wholly unavoidable causes of his absence, may work a reasonable excuse.


ARTICLE 8. Any member who may wish to withdraw from the association shall give written notice thereof, together with his reasons therefor. But no member shall be permitted to withdraw, unless he shall have paid his yearly subscription.


ARTICLE 9. In addition to the admission fee of five dollars, an annual assessment, to be fixed by the managers, shall be collected by the secretary, and by him deposited with the treasurer.


A. J. PYBURN, President.

H. D. KELLOGG, 1st Vice-President.

WM. M. SLEETH, 2nd Vice-President.

M. N. SINNOTT, Secretary.

N. T. SNYDER, Assistant Secretary.

A. D. MOWRY, Treasurer.


A. J. PYBURN, Chairman.















Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.


The editor of the War Chief in his last week=s issue gives the following account of his trip through the Territory. He says: AWe have returned from Oklahoma. We were in the saddle seventeen days during which time we traveled over five hundred miles through the Indian Territory. We passed over and through the Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, Otoe, Ponca, and Nez Perces. We saw very few settlers in our travels, thousands of cattle, several cattle men and cow boys, soldiers, and horse thieves. To the boomer, Oklahoma is the dearest spot upon earth, and well may he feel proud of that country. We have traveled through and over several of the best agricultural states in the Union, but nowhere have we ever seen so fine a country. The climate cannot be excelled, the land is of the finest quality in point of fertility, the water is excellent, and timber plenty. The finest valleys to be seen on the American continent are to be seen in Oklahoma. We saw grass eight feet high; sunflowers twelve feet high; and wild hemp fifteen feet high. What corn we saw was very large and rank. During this journey we gathered many important facts, which we intend giving to the reading public. Our return to the War Chief office was too late to attempt the like in this issue, so we make a passing comment of what may be expected from this date on.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.

Frank Graham Captured.

Yesterday we learned that Frank Graham, A. V. Alexander & Co.=s second absconding bookkeeper, had been captured. He was found away down in Pinnal County, Arizona. His whereabouts was discovered in this wise.

Last Tuesday a paper addressed to Mrs. Minnie Freeland came to this post office from Pinnal. By some chance the postmaster threw the paper in the lock-box of Alexander & Co. On glancing over the mail after going to the office Tuesday afternoon, A. V. Alexander saw that there was a paper which did not belong to the firm. There seemed to be something familiar about the hand-writing, and on scrutinizing it very closely, he recognized it as that of Frank Graham, the absconding bookkeeper.

Sheriff McIntire was made cognizant of the discovery, and he took immediate steps towards the arrest of Graham. A description was sent to the sheriff of Pinnal County and an answer came back that there was a lame young man there, who lately came with a printer.

That settled the matter, and Sheriff McIntire telegraphed back to make the arrest, and he would come after the prisoner immediately. Sheriff McIntire left yesterday afternoon. Pinnal City is an out of way place, 30 miles from any railroad, and the fugitive evidently thought he was safe. He will be brought back here and tried. Smith, the first bookkeeper who embezzled, will shave his trial in January. It would be a good plan to try the pair at the same time.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.

At Last.

The K. C. & S. W. Railroad has come. It arrived within the corporative limits Thursday morning at about 9 o=clock. The temporary depot is at the corner of 13th Street and 13th Avenue. The company asked for an extension of time in which to erect a permanent depot, and the city council readily granted it 30 days. We will have the best and most commodious depot on the line when it is completed, notwithstanding the Courier and Telegram poking considerable fun at the smallness of the temporary one. Winfield now realizes that she has lost considerable by her contemptible actions toward the company, and now endeavors to ease her aching heart by making light of Arkansas City. But never mind, neighbor, we could, if we were so ungenerous, rejoice over your downfall. Our heart is too large to allow us to tread upon a fallen foe. The Winfield Courier and Cowley County Telegram will soon be part of the past. They may be carted over to Tisdale and their lives perpetuated there. A few weeks more and Winfield will hear something Adrap,@ and don=t you forget it.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.

Items from Maple City.

A new hardware store in town.

A broom factory is underway.

The wagon shop is crowded with work.

Mr. Finegan=s child, which was very sick, is getting better.

The masons are contemplating building a hall.

There was a large crowd at the Lyceum last Wednesday.

A detective was in town a few days.

The people of this city are in hopes they will have a railroad some time.

The schoolhouse will shortly be reseated with new desks.

Marion McNuttt, who lives three miles from town, had the misfortune to fall off of a wagon and sprain his ankle.

Thursday night there was a select party at H. S. Libby=s. The guests enjoyed themselves hugely.

Would it not be a good plan for a Doctor to keep quiet, and not blab everytime he thinks he will be called to attend a baby?

A. Gilkey, who is studying for the ministry, at Baldwin, Douglass County, ws in town a few days.

The leading merchant has found a great attraction in a canyon, about two miles and a half from town--oh, you little canyon.

BIRTH. Last Wednesday R. E. Howe put on his plug hat and new suit of clothes all on account of a baby boy, which he thinks will be large enough sometime in the future, to drive the hack.

A young man from New Orleans is stopping at the Maple City house. He resembles a cayote as he is howling most of the time.

A prominent man of this place last week thought he had lost a fine pig. After he and his hired man had looked all over town, they found the pig in the pen a short distance from the house.

Enos Goodrich and several others have gone to the Territory to hunt. One of them will probably bring back another bone to show the boys.

Two of the belles of Maple City went with a dude out in the country to a Sunday school festival, where they found he did not have a cent. Yum, yum, so nice to have cheek.

A beautiful and accomplished young lady of this place has been appointed postmistress. All of the intelligent citizens of this place are well pleased with the change, but do not like the idea of going out in the country to get their mail.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.

MARRIED. At the residence of Frank Baker, father of the bride, near Seeley, Cowley County, Kansas, November 25th, 1885, A. A. Wiley of Arkansas City, and Miss Anna M. Baker, P. B. Lee, D.D, officiating. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a select company of relatives and intimate friends. Immediately after a bountiful dinner, the newly wedded pair took the cars for a short trip to Newton to return on the following day to participate in a grand reception. Mr. Wiley came home today; Mrs. Wiley will follow Monday. The REPUBLICAN congratulate the newly wedded pair and may their married life prove one long dream of wedded bliss.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


Tax roll now ready at Frank J. Hess= office.

Wheat and corn 80 and 30 cents per bushel.

Pay your taxes. F. J. Hess has a duplicate roll.

For Rent. Furnished rooms. Inquire at this office.

If you want anything repaired, go to Ridenour & Thompson.

Stove wood for sale cheap by the Arkansas City Coal. Co.

If you want a good gold pen, go to Ridenour & Thompson=s.

If you want a good clock cheap, go to Ridenour & Thompson=s.

E. L. McDowell has an endless variety of beautiful designs in Jewelry and Silverware.

C. M. Scott purchased 1,000 bushels of corn up at Mulvane and had it shipped down Tuesday.

It don=t cost you anything to get goods, bought of Ridenour & Thompson, engraved (by hand).

E. L. McDowell has a splendid line of PLUSH GOODS for watches, jewelery, spectacles, and silverware.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


Newman & Co., are here to meet all competition. Don=t fail to remember this fact.

The plat of View Hills can be seen at our office. SNYDER & HUTCHISON.

The Stewart Wilberforce Concert Company will give an entertainment Monday evening at the Baptist Church.

A dispatch from Caldwell says that the boomers arrived there the first of the week. They were escorted out of the Territory by the militia.

Are are under obligations to our friend, Jack Hilliard, for a ride out to view the track-layers at work, behind his black mare, APet.@ She is a flyer.

The reception given by Misss High=s dancing club last Wednesday evening was attended by about 35 couples. A very enjoyable time was had by those present.

A special police has been put on in the Kaw and Osage reservation to keep out wood-haulers. Persons residing on the north side of the Arkansas will have to get their wood elsewhere.

GEMS. At Dresser=s Gallery until Dec. 1 only. Make your friends the very acceptable present of a nice photograph of yourself, for a Christmas gift. I have reduced cabinets $5.00 per dozen until Dec. 20. Strictly first-class work and satisfaction guaranteed.

G. W. DRESSER, Photographer.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


For homes, buy lots in the View Hill addition. SNYDER & HUTCHISON.

Newman & Co., carry a choice line of Comforts and Blankets.

Over 100 lots in View Hill addition. These lots are 50 x 132 feet, and are the choicest in the city for suburban residences. For prices and terms, call on Snyder & Hutchison.

Some Acomic@ young acrobats visited Hoyt=s gymnasium on the Asly@ Thursday, stuffed Buckskin Joe=s suit full of shavings, and hung it up. This is what we call latent fun.

The editors of the REPUBLICAN acknowledge an invitation to dine at the Occidental on Thanksgiving; we missed a first-class square meal by not going. A previous engagement prevailed. Many thanks, Mc.

The Southwestern Kansas Teachers= Association convened at Wichita, Thursday, and was continued over Friday. Prof. J. C. Weir attended from here and gave an interesting discussion on ASelf-government.@

W. B. Thomas has shop from over Wyckoff & Son=s store to the basement of the Bishop building, where he is prepared to do all kinds of ornamental house and sign painting, calsomining, graining, and decorative paper-hanging.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


At the union Thanksgiving services, a large congregation assembled at the Baptist Church Thursday morning, to whom Elder Witt delivered an interesting discourse. The assembly was also entertained by some excellent vocal and instrumental music.

The ladies of the Baptist congregation gave a supper last Thursday evening and dinner yesterday. The inclemency of the weather diminished the attendance somewhat, but quite a number were in attendance at both meals. We are not informed as to the amount of the proceeds.

A little ten-year-old son of Mr. Clay, of Maple City, while playing with some other children Friday evening last, received a severe injury. He was sliding down AGrimes= cellar door@ on the roof of a low shed, and the last time he alighted astride of a rail. The little fellow suffered severely from the injury, but at this writing is getting along nicely.

Tuesday evening at 6 o=clock a loud report was heard in the direction of the Courier office, at Winfield. A great many supposed Frank Greer had exploded, but on going to the office it was found that plumbers at work in the rear of the Courier office, under the bank extension, had lit a match; the room being filled with escaping gas, an explosion followed, blowing out all the windows, and somewhat injuring the man who lit the match. Fortunately, no other damage was done.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

There will be four book agents, three male and one female, in our city in the next two weeks canvassing for books for an eastern firm. These books are fine print and cheap paper and bound in paper and cloth. They ask you a high price for these books, which they have to do to clear expenses. Now any book these parties offer you, we will get you for less money or the same, and better quality. Look at our catalogues and get our prices and do not patronize such parties.



Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

J. E. Doyle, the contractor of the stone work for the K. C. & S. W. Road, informs us that he has put men at work in the stone quarry east of town to get the stone cut for the building of abuttments for bridges between here and the state line. The graders have moved to town and are camped over in the jack oaks. The grading is completed to the canal and the building of the trestle work will commence next week. The bridge across the Arkansas River will be constructed on piling. Until the road is completed to the state line, trains will run no further than Arkansas City. At last we have a direct St. Louis connection.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Another Paper.

We are told by a good old Democrat that another paper is to be started in Arkansas City soon to represent the silk stocking element of the Democratic party. The paper will be backed by some of the most influential Democrats here and the editor is to be imported from Mississippi. The backers want the genuine Democracy and in order to get it, send to Mississippi for the brains. We are told further that the organ will adhere strictly to the shotgun policy--using its own sheet for wadding in loading.

The REPUBLICAN advances the opinion that, upon the advent of another newspaper in Arkansas City, there will be about four editors gone Aover the hill to the poor-house.@ Several times we almost came to the conclusion that we had better make a trial trip. But as time progressed our minds changed. Dear Democrats, kind Democrats, don=t think that because the editors of the REPUBLICAN are rolling in Aaffluence@ and poverty that every man who gives birth to a newspaper can enjoy the same privileges. The sufferings of some editors are oftimes cut short by the hand of death being laid heavily upon the organ which is to fill a long felt want. Democrats, study well the situation before you fling your banner to the breezes. Don=t allow yourself to become over-zealous in the cause, by the good fortune which has been bestowed upon the Ayouthful cotemporary.@ It is very few men that possess the knack of embarking in the newspaper business upon a large capital of nothing and keeping their bank account evenly balanced. Nor, again, is it every man that understands the art of keeping his creditors at bay, while his family feasts upon concert tickets, and consumes the last load of pumpkins and wood brought in by a delinquent subscriber. Don=t act rashly, friends, stop and consider what we have had said. Perhaps you may enjoy the blessed privileges which surround us, in some future day, but don=t attempt it in Arkansas City. You will find it more profitable to locate in Arkansas and originate a pole-cat ranche. Then and there you can raise as big a stench as you desire without an organ.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


A dispatch of Monday, from Independence, Kansas, says:

AThe surveyors have located seventeen miles of the Verdigris Valley, Independence and Western railroad, from Le Roy to Independence, and are pushing along as fast as possible, and will reach that city about December 21. President Foster, of the road, will start the contractors to work this week at Le Roy, grading and bridging the road. We are told by parties who are in a position to know that this line on being completed to Independence will be constructed west along the state line. The charter calls for the road to pass through Arkansas City to Deep Hole in Clark County. From the same dispatch we learn that the Independence and Southwestern railway are grading southwest from Independence and will build some 40 miles as fast as possible. When completed the division of the Southern will be moved there from Cherryvale. The Independence and Southern Kansas road is a Santa Fe project. The Le Roy road is a Missouri Pacific enterprise and as soon as work was begun on it, the Santa Fe ordered 40 miles of road to be constructed southwest from Independence in order to head off the first named to keep it from building farther than Independence. The 40 mile extension of the Santa Fe will carry it to Cedarvale, Chautauqua County, about 30 miles east of Arkansas City. It is only a question of time until both of these roads come to Arkansas City. The Santa Fe will come in order to hold its territory, and the Missouri Pacific will come to get the vast patronage which will be dealt out upon the opening of Oklahoma, and also a feeder to the main Gould system. So much railroad building along the state line is a good omen that the opening up of the Territory for settlement will occur soon. Also, the extension of the railroad from Tulsa, Indian Territory, west. The latter is the most bespeakable sign for the opening of Oklahoma. If developments occur as favorably in the next six months as in the six months just gone by, that much coveted land will be occupied by actual settlers. Mark our prediction.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

The Fort Smith road, with its Mississippi River connections, and its connection with the Chesapeake & Ohio railway, united to the Atlantic coast, is one of the grandest as it is one of the best and most promising traffic routes to be found in the United States. Especially will this be found true with reference to such an extension to the Arkansas Valley. And no stone is being left unturned in that interest. The first and most important step is the right of way through the Territory, which will be vigorously pushed in congress this winter. Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Go to McDowell=s for anything in the line of silver-plated ware. A large invoice of the genuine Wm. Rogers knives, forks, spoons, etc., just received. Everything purchased there will be engraved free of charge.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


Mrs. Mytie Connor returned to her Illinois home Monday.

A. W. Patterson is in from New Kiowa, visiting convivial companions.

Dr. Parsons came home from his rusticating trip up north Tuesday.

B. J. Anderson and family have moved to Wellington and opened up a bakery.

David Berkey, of Winfield, spent Thanksgiving day with friends and relatives in Arkansas City.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Hawkins, a first babe, Monday morning. Weight 6-1/2 pounds. Small but cute, you know.

Hamilton & Pentecost have closed their restaurant at this point and moved to Winfield and will start a candy factory. Winfield=s gain is our loss.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


The friends of Guy Sparks gave him a birthday party at the residence of his parents Tuesday evening, in honor of his 18th anniversary.

E. P. Cowgill, of Fredonia, state lecturer of the masonic order, was in the city Tuesday and Wednesday giving instructions in masonic work.

E. C. Gage came home from Boston yesterday looking exceedingly well. He has been using the famous Boston Baked Beans as a remedy for rheumatism.

Balyeat & Co., are getting up a rare collection of specimens. They have on exhibition a well preserved horned toad, Mexican Lizzard, Swift, and a Ground Puppy.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt are the first enterprising merchants to advertise their holiday goods. These gentlemen have a mammoth stock of holiday goods. Read their ad elsewhere.

AD. HOLIDAYS Are Coming and MOWRY & SOLLITT As usual will show you a fine line of Holiday Goods consisting of Plush mirrors, Comb and Brush Sets, Shaving sets, Whisk Broom holders, Photo and Autograph albums, Gift Boxes, Wove Books, Bisques, China, and Indestructible Dolls, Writing Desks, and many other novelties suitable for Christmas presents. Christmas cards and Banners more beautiful than ever. A fine line of Artists material: Brass, Paper Mache, Glass, and Wood plaques, Banner rods, Canvass, Tube Paints, etc. Don=t mind the crossings, broken sidewalks, stone piles, and other obstructions, but come anyway and we will surely make it to your interest to buy of us.




Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Chas. Dix went to get off of a load of hay last Saturday and instead of alighting on his feet struck the hard ground on his face and hands. Result: skinned nose and two black eyes.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

N. T. Snyder and Will D. Mowry went over into the land of Guelph Wednesday evening and held a rousing meeting in the interest of the

K. C. & S. W. Extension to Caldwell.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Trustee John A. Scott, of Bolton Township, is arranging his fine farm up into Applepie order. This week he added a large Star windmill to his many improvements and fixtures.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Harry McLaughlin sprained his ankle quite badly the latter part of last week, but after good doctoring for a few days, he was able to be around once more with his usual nimbleness.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Fred. Hawk, while performing upon the flying Atrapeze@ Tuesday evening in Hoyt=s gymnasium, alighted on the wrong side of his foot, creating a severe sprain. He walks with the assistance of a cane.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

MARRIED. Miss Eva Dent, of Wenona, Illinois, who visited in the city at various periods during several years past, was united in marriage Thursday of last week to Mr. Guy Richey. Mrs. Richey is a cousin of L. V. Coombs.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Kingsbury & Barnett are the weather prognosticators of Arkansas City. They furnish a daily weather report at their book store. If you desire to go a hunting tomorrow, step in and see if the weather will be favorable.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Jas. E. Nash desires the REPUBLICAN to come to Abington, Massachusetts, in order that he may know what is transpiring in the metropolis of Cowley County. Mrs. Hunt nee Nellie Nash, who has been very sick, is convalescing.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Postmaster Sinnott has made a most convenient change in the stamp window. Instead of having it at the general delivery, it has been located in the north side of the lobby. Consequently, postage stamps can now be purchased during the distribution of mails.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

In this issue of the REPUBLICAN the veteran dry goods man, S. Matlack, advertises his annual December Clearing Sale. Mr. Matlack is desirous of reducing his stock. He will make a reduction of 30 to 40 percent discount. This sale will only last until January 1, 1886, and is for cash only. Call.


We desire to Reduce our Stock as Low as possible by January 1st, And beginning December 1st, shall inaugurate a Grand Clearing Sale.


Ladies= and Children=s Cloaks at Less than Manufacturers= Prices.

Dress Goods at Ridiculously Low Prices.

$1.00 Black Cashmere at 85 cents.

$1.25 Tricot $1.00

A Line of Half Wool Goods, at 10 cents per yard.

Everything in the Dress Goods Stock at Cut Ratges.

All Wool Twilled Red Flannel 25 cents per yard.

All Flannels and Woolen Goods at an IMMENSE SACRIFICE.

We can Display the Largest Hat and Cap Stock in the city, and During December Shall Make Very Low Prices.

Our reputation on Boots and Shoes is well established, and that stock will abound in bargains during this sale. Two cases of new Prints now on sale. Take a look at our Cotton Flennel and Cotton Batts. They are the Best you can buy at the Price. We are not closing out to quit business, but wish to convert a portion of our large stock into cash, and will sell at these prices


Thanking our customers for their patronage in the past, we hope to see them all and many new ones During this Clearing Sale.



Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Winfield=s latest scheme to injure Arkansas City is to get the Douglass branch extended to Winfield and then induce the Santa Fe to go on through the Territory from here. By doing this they hope to steal the terminus of the Santa Fe. We warn our citizens now that this scheme is being worked up in Winfield. The REPUBLICAN warned our citizens of the K. C. & S. W. building west north of Arkansas City some two months before it became of a general agitation. Then, no attention was given to the matter until it was almost too late. Still but effectual work is being done to accomplish what we have stated above. Remember, a stitch in time may save nine. The Courier=s lecture of last week was only made to throw our citizens off their guard.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Christmas is not far away, and by purchasing your presents early, you will have a large assortment to select from. It will also allow your jeweler more time for engraving, packing, shipping, etc. Go and examine E. L. McDowell=s stock of holiday goods.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

T. D. Richardson traded his resident property in the first ward to M. A. Thompson, of Harper County, for 480 acres of farming land yesterday. The consideration of the land was $4,500. Meigs & Nelson made the sale.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

The editors of the REPUBLICAN cannot refrain from emitting a grunt of satisfaction over the success we are meeting with in the publication of our paper. A year ago last August we assumed the management of the REPUBLICAN, and since have worked up a lucrative patronage. A good way to judge the standing of a newspaper in a community is the number of extra copies sold. We have placed the REPUBLICAN on sale at the book store of Kingsbury & Barnett and during this month--November--they have sold 47 copies. Besides this large number being sold there we have sold fully that many at our office. Every week we are unable to supply all who call for extra copies. There is not another paper in the county which can show up a better record. Another feature we point to with pride is our large and increasing subscription list. Being unacquainted with a large majority of our readres when we mounted the editorial tripod, we erased the names of all subscribers as their time expired, unless otherwise instructed. During the last six months from the Arkansas City list alone we have dropped just 183 names, and today this list contains fully 100 more subscribers than it ever did before. This is a most excellent showing for a two-year-old local newspaper and we are as proud of it as a boy is of his first pair of red top boots.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

The following charter was filed in the office of the secretary of state a few days ago: AKansas City & Wellington Air Line Railway Company.@ Place of business, Wellington, Sumner County. Route: from Kansas City, Missouri, in a southwesterly course, through the counties of Wyandotte, Johnson, Leavenworth, Douglas, Franklin, Osage, Lyon, Coffee, Chase, Greenwood, Butler, Cowley, Sumner, Barber, Comanche, Clark, Meade, Sweard, and Kansas. Estimated length of said railway, 1,000 miles. Capital stock, $1,000,000.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

The first passenger train came in on the new road yesterday morning bright and early. Next week, beginning on Monday, trains will be run on schedule time. The first train left Arkansas City yesterday morning at 8 o=clock for St. Louis. At Beaumont close connection is made with the Frisco, both ways. The trains will return to Arkansas City at about 7:30 in the evening. It will be some three weeks before the mail is carried on this new road. No agent has yet been appointed, but one will be here next week.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

The recent prairie fires in the Territory have worked great damages. On the Kaw reservation about one-third of the grass land was swept over by fire. Maj. Pollock lost considerable hay.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Our Border.

Governor Martin Monday sent the following letter to the Kansas delegation of congressmen, asking their united efforts to secure protection for the southwestern borders of Kansas.


TOPEKA, November 14, 1885.

Messrs. Morrill, Funston, Perkins, Ryan, Anderson, Hanbach, and Peters:

MY DEAR SIRS:I address you, as the representatives of Kansas in congress, on a subject of grave interest to many of the citizens of this state.

As you know, a very large population has, within the past year, settled in the counties of Barber, Commanche, Clarke, Meade, Seward, Finney, and Hamilton. These counties are located in southwestern Kansas, adjoining or near the Indian Territory. The citizens who have occupied them are by invitation of the United States government, extended by its laws for the settlement of the domain. They are peaceable, industrious, intelligent people. Thousands of them served in the ranks of the Union army during the late civil war. And they are, one and all, justly entitled to the protection of the government.

South of the counties mentioned, the government has located several tribes of Indians. Many of these Indians are savage, turbulent, and dangerous. The fact that they are peaceable today is no guarantee that they will be peaceable next month. So long as they are where they are, and the borders of Kansas are left exposed and defenseless, the people of the counties lying next the Indian Territory will be uneasy and apprehensive. Indian raids are possible at any time. There is nothing to prevent an invasion of the borders of Kansas, or to protect our citizens from its resulting horrors. The state of Kansas cannot afford to maintain a standing army on its southwestern frontier in order to keep the Indians within the boundaries of their territory, and it should not be expected to maintain such an army in order to protect its peaceable citizens and give them assurance of security. This is a duty which properly and rightfully devolves on the government of the United States.

In my judgment, absolute protection and security cannot be guaranteed to the citizens of southwestern Kansas unless the general government establishes at least two military posts on or near the southern boundary line. One post should be established near the southwestern border of Barber County, and another near the southwestern corner of Meade County. And these posts should be maintained as long as the Indian Territory is reserved for the occupancy of Indians having tribal relations.

It may be said that there is no danger of an Indian outbreak. That is always the reply of the government to the demand of its citizens for guarantees of immunity. But twice within the past few years, have the borders of Kansas been invaded by the same Indians who now occupy the country adjoining southwestern Kansas. Knowledge of these facts naturally and inevitably inspires a feeling of uneasiness and apprehension. The settlers do not know when an outbreak may occur, and they do know that no adequate precautions to prevent an outbreak have been adopted. Thus they live in constant dread of an Indian raid, and are liable, at any moment, to be thrown into a panic, which will send men, women, and children flying in terror from their peaceful homes. Such a panic occurred early in July last, and the losses, the sufferings, the demoralization attending it were almost as great and distressing as though an actual invasion had occurred. These people are justly entitled, not only to absolute protection against Indian raids, but to such an assistance of protection as will inspire confidence among them and prevent that apprehension which breeds panic. And such assurance cannot be given unless military posts are established and maintained along the southwestern borders of Kansas.

I do not know by what authority such posts are located and maintained. If the action of congress is required, I trust that you will at the earliest possible moment introduce and urge the passage of a bill having this end in view. If posts can be established by order of the president, or of the general commanding the army, I hope you will urge upon these officers the vital importance of prompt action, to the end that the people of southwestern Kansas may not only be assured of protection, but of such adequate safeguards as will inspire confidence and prevent an alarm and panic.

I have addressed a similar letter to Senators Ingalls and Plumb.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant.



Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


A cattleman writes from Oklahoma, but his letter has been delayed so long, and some of the information it contains has been published in the Eagle before, therefore, we will not publish it but give some news it contains.

He says that the committees sent to investigate things in Oklahoma gave out the impression at Ft. Reno that Oklahoma would be opened for settlement before long. There are thousands of cattle there and they are turned loose without herders until the next spring round-up.

Bobb Poisett, a half-breed Arrapahoe, and Ben Keiff, a white man who is married to a Cheyenne squaw, who have lived in the Oklahoma country for the past ten years, and who have well cultivated farms, fine houses, and hundreds of cattle, have been ordered to leave by the military agent and commander.

The soldiers have a saw mill in full operation in Council Grove, and are sawing lumber for building and bridge purposes for the Ft. Reno agency. Grading has not yet commenced on the Frisco, which is to be extended from Tulsa southwest through the Oklahoma country.

Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Bold Desperadoes.

TULSA, INDIAN TERRITORY, November 19. Two days ago, two noted horse thieves, John Truston and Silas Davis, were arrested near Tulsa. Immediately on learning of their arrest, a posse of cattlemen met near the southeast boundary of the Sac and Fox reservation, intending to seize the horse thieves and hang them, as the officers passed that way with them. The desperadoes of this section, hearing of the intention to hang their pals, made a bold dash and rescued them from the marshal and three Caddo Indians, when they were about twelve and one-half miles from that place en route to the Wichita agency. Among the rescuing party were the notorious Trustons, brothers of John Truston, and Frank Starr, an outlaw from Texas, who has killed six men; two outlaws of the Choctaw Indians also assisted the desperadoes. They overpowered Deputy Curtis and his Indian guards and robbed Curtis of all his money and horses. They then secured the deputy and his guards and left them in the bush. The desperadoes then visited the Sac and Fox agency, and not finding Agent Neil, they raided the village, stealing money and horses, and frightened the Indian women almost to death. Several Indians who attempted to resist the desperadoes were shot down, and it is believed two were killed. Among the wounded is Charlie Neckuk, 16 years old, son of Neckuk, the chief of the Sac and Fox tribes. The desperadoes escaped with their plunder.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Verdigris Valley Route.

INDEPENDENCE, KANSAS, November 23. The surveyors have located seventeen miles of the Verdigris Valley, Independence & Western R. R. from Leroy to Independence and are pushing along as fast as possible and will reach this city about December 21st. President Foster of the road will start the contractors to work this week at Leroy grading and bridging the road. The Independence & Southwest R. R. are grading southwest from this city, and will build some forty miles as fast as possible.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

A meeting will be held at the Arnold schoolhouse in Stohrville Township on Friday evening for the purpose of considering the matter of accepting a proposition of the K. C. & S. W. Railroad to build a line from Caldwell to Anthony. Stohrville Township is alive to their interests in this matter, and Anthony should see that she is represented at this meeting, and be prepared to work in unity with our Stohrville friends when the proper time arrives. There is no doubt but that this enterprise will be a success and that a line of road from Caldwell to Anthony, through the center of Stohrville Township will meet with proper encouragement. Anthony Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Post Traderships.

Special dispatch to Globe-Democrat.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 18. Protests, numerous and strong, are reaching the Interior Department against the changes made in the agency and post traderships in the Indian Territory. It appears that those holding these positions did not consider that licenses to trade would be considered as coming under the head of political patronage, and they took no steps to secure themselves with the new administration. During the summer there was considerable pressure brought to bear on Secretary Lamar and Commissioner Atkins to issue licenses to new men, and there was no pressure to speak of in favor of continuing the old licenses. Some of these applications came from Tennessee and Mississippi politicians known to Mr. Lamar and Mr. Atkins, and as there seemed to be no good reason why the applicants should not have the licenses, they received them. The next step was to notify the old traders that their license would be revoked in December. When this was done the department officials learned for the first time the full importance of this change. Trade relations were seriously disturbed, and by the dash of the pen large stocks of goods transported to the interior of the Territory were virtually confiscated. Such an outcry has been raised that the Secretary and his Commissioner, who didn=t understand what they were doing, would be glad to reverse the action if they could. Their political friends, however, have gone in the Territory with their licenses, and some have already arranged for opening their stores, having obtained goods on credit from Memphis, Kansas City, and Ft. Scott. Half a dozen leading Kansas Democrats played a prominent part in bringing about this sweeping change of agency traderships. They came on here, represented to the department how valuable it would be from a political standpoint to put good Democrats in these positions, and thus secured some of the best of the posts for their own friends. St. Louis will feel the effect at this revocation of the old licenses seriously, for several of the largest agency stores in the Territory were supplied entirely by wholesale houses of that city. The Kansas crowd were engaged on this job very quietly for several weeks, but did little talking on the outside. Governor Glick got the credit of doing a great deal of work for them.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

The Eagle, a few days since, made mention of the incorporation of the Chicago, Emporia & Southwestern railway, with the following board of directors: H. C. Cross, C. Ward, D. M. Davis, H. P. Clark, O. W. Waymire, J. M. Steele, Emporia; W. M. Jones, Des Moines; J. S. Doolitle, Cottonwood Falls; H. H. Gardner, El Dorado.

The capital stock has been placed at $12,000,000.

Starting at the Missouri River, this road proposes to run through the counties of Doniphan, Brown, Nemaha, Atchison, Jackson, Pottawatomie, Leavenworth, Jefferson, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Osage, Lynn, Morris, Marion, Chase, Greenwood, Butler, Sedgwick, Cowley, Sumner, and Harper, and through the Indian Territory. The road also proposes to cross twenty-four counties in Texas, and will in all cover 600 miles. The places of business named are Atchison and Emporia, Kansas.

This line, in the absence of any explanation, may seem a little chimerical; but it is not. W. M. Jones of Des Moines is a well known railroad man, who proposes to extend the Carbondale road to Emporia and on to El Dorado. Why this last scheme was abandoned and a new route chosen, lies in the fact that it is now known that the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul will, the coming year, cross the Missouri River somewhere north of Atchison and Leavenworth to Kansas City, and another branch to Topeka. Now the scheme of the Kansas corporation is to extend this line from Topeka through Wabaunsee County to Emporia and thence to Cottonwood Falls, thence to El Dorado, with a branch to Wichita, providing properly encouraged; but if not, then across the southeast corner of this county from El Dorado to the Territory, and on to Wichita Falls. Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.



These hogs are all thoroughbredf Poland China.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


All kinds of house-painting, Kalsomining, Plan and Ornamental Paper-hanging, done with neatness and despatch.

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Shop second door south of Occidental Hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


The Only Complete Stationery Furnishers IN ARKANSAS CITY.




Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


(Successors to J. W. Mansfield.)

Will have a full line of all kinds of Household, Office, and Kitchen FURNITURE! Always in Stock.

We have several Domestic Sewing Machines which we will sell at reduced prices.



Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.


Suits Cut and Made to Order in the Latest Style at reasonable prices.

CLEANING, REPAIRING, and PRESSING Done in the Neatest Manner.

All work Warranted and finished when Promised.

Call at ABrunswick=s Arcade Clothing House,@ Commercial Block.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Bolton Items.

Bolton Township is increasing her population this week from the fact that some of the Chilocco people are pulling into the state. Some, having been ordered out of the Territory; others, having sold their improvements, coming into the state.

Lafayette Chetum has sold his improvements to a Cherokee Indian. What business a Cherokee has on this strip more than a white man, we are not prepared to say.

J. Kindrick has rented the Radcliffe farm and will not inhabit the Territory any longer.

MARRIED. Sherman Wing and Libbie Davis made their escape to Winfield, Wednesday, and returned the same day as man and wife. We extend our congratulations, and wish them happiness, prosperity, and a long life. Sherman is a member of the East Bolton Band and was the first to make a bold stand and come out to lead a different life.

The I. X. L. people have services in their schoolhouse twice, and occasionally three times, a month. The second Sunday in December, Rev. Bowles will preach for them; the third, Rev. Fleming, and the fourth, Rev. Vie.

The festival in District 80 was a glorious occasion for the people of East Bolton. At least 250 persons were present to partake of the good things under the weight of which the tables fairly groaned. A better display of large cakes never was made in Bolton. Two experts were kept carving for three hours, and they tell us that boxes and baskets filled with roast turkeys, chickens, and pigs were left untouched! Everybody in the vicinity of District 80 bent every energy to make it a success. Among the persons present from Arkansas City were Thomas Kimmel and lady, W. R. Hoffman and lady, Rev. Lunny [? Lundy ?], Rev. Fleming and lady, Ira Barnett and lady, Will Mowry and lady, Miss Guthrie, Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. Vawter, and O. P. Houghton. Ira Barnett thinks the tall grass in the hollows must all have been searched to get such a large crowd in East Bolton. We believe that we can truthfully say, and that without boasting, that District 80 has the best schoolhouse, outside of towns and cities, in Cowley County. The festival netted them about $50. It was financially, socially, and in every sense, a success. Lamps for lighting the house and a bell have already been purchased with a surplus of $20 in the treasury for furnishing the house with reading and physiology charts.

East Bolton Band dispensed some fine music at the festival. Ed. Buzzi, who plays the bass, was absent in the Territory hunting, but his father took his place and showed the boys he could play that part. Mr. Buzzi came from Switzerland near the Italy line and the Swiss and Italians beat the world for music.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Hackney Harpings.

The Messrs. Breedings have their new dwelling at this station nearly completed.

The Thanksgiving dinner given at the Irwin chapel under the auspices of the Methodist and United Brethren congregations, of this vicinity, was not a gratifying success. The drizzling rain prevented a very large attendance at the oyster supper in the evening at the above chapel.

E. M. Anderson, after an absence of several weeks on a tour of entomological collection in the eastern part of the continent, returned home last week and is more impressed than ever that there is no place like home.

John Turner has a convenient and substantial barn in process of erection, which will add very much to the picturesque appearance of his farm. It now behooves Lucius Walton to follow suit as his fine dwelling looks quite lonesome with a background of hay-covered sheds, stables, and granary.

DIED. Frankie, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Teter, died last Monday evening of diptheria. The funeral services occurred the following day and were conducted by Rev. J. A. Reider, of Winfield. There was a large attendance of friends.

The Kansas City & Southwestern Railroad Company have finally accepted as a station and townsite forty acres at the intersection of the half section lines of section thirteen, township thirty-three. The town company will be organized tomorrow, when work will commence on the side-track, depot, and stock-yards. Several businessmen are ready to locate as soon as lots can be secured.

Jno. Rarick, a former resident of this community but recently of Grouse Valley, has again returned, and rented the Peter Croco farm. Mr. Croco moves to Winfield.


Geo. Beach, accompanied by his brother, Will, is recreating in balmy Florida for the benefit of the former, who is ailing consumptively. GRAPHITE.


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.