[FROM MARCH 6, 1886, THROUGH MARCH 27, 1886.]

WAGNER & HOWARD, Editors and Publishers.




Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.

From a careful reading of a lengthy communication in the Arkansas City REPUBLICAN, we are convinced that somebody is mistaken in their estimate of the superintendent of the city schools of that place. Our correspondent has either done a worthy gentleman and a competent educator an injustice through our columns, or the correspondent of the REPUBLICAN lays himself open to criticism. We are inclined to the former idea from the tone of a letter received from another section of the state. It is not our desire, in fact, it is against our expressed rules, for a local correspondent to take advantage of his position to pen offensive personalities. It is not the proper thing.

Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.

Last Saturday a charter was filed with the secretary of state. In construction with the Kansas City & Topeka railroad, it is called the Winfield Railroad Construction company, and claims to have a capital stock of $500,000. The purpose of this company is to construct either or all of the lines of the Kansas, Colorado & Texas railroad, or such other roads as it deems proper. The directors are

J. L. Horning, John C. Long, Hiram D. Gans, J. H. Fazel, Winfield;

B. F. Beesley, I. L. Morrison, D. H. Mitchell, Jacksonville, Illinois.

The places of business for the railroad company are given as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Winfield, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.

Bitter Creek.

Spring has come but not lamb-like altogether.

Our farmers commenced sowing oats the first of the week, but had to stop on account of rain.

Mr. Ward is moving to Cowley County this week.

Oren Johnson and J. W. Caslie were calling on the businessmen of Guelph Monday.

Peter Hollenbeck is getting sone cut for the foundation of a new house he expects to build this spring.

Rev. Brink preached his last sermon Sunday. It is the wish of the people that he will be sent back the coming year.

Albert Dean is having his house and barn painted anew. O. H. Marshall is doing the work.

F. Ellis and family were visiting at J. H. Caslie=s on last Sunday.

Chester Hib has purchased a fine blooded pony, from a western stock raiser.

Mr. Kelsol was prospecting in these parts last week.

Mr. McMillin is moving to the city; we regret losing him.

Mr. Blackburn is trimming his hedge, which adds greatly to the looks of his farm.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.

Silverdale Stubs.

Peaches and cherries are supposed to have been killed, but apples and small fruits are all right as far as known.

If the damp fallen weather continues, wheat will come out in good shape.

O. S. Gibson purchased the farm formerly owned by Mr. Fox, Monday.

Hog cholera has almost abated in this vicinity for the want of hogs.

Cattle are coming through the winter in good condition. Feed of all kinds in abundance.

John Andrews, our noble sheep man, has been sojourning in St. Louis and Cincinnati, but returned Monday.

The J. E. Scott Road petition is again before the people of this locality for their signature. It is to be hoped that our County Fathers consider well on this petition, as the road will be of great advantage to all, and is very much needed in the estimation of the people of this township generally. A new hearing should be granted to the old petition.

The Silverdale school closed last Friday. The spring term at the Coburn schoolhouse began last Monday under the supervision of John McConnell.

Church at the Coburn schoolhouse every Sunday.

Oats, clover, and blue grass sowing, stone and wire fence building, and a general rustling constitute the occupation of our people.

Bob Smith has moved to Arkansas City to go into the squire business, we suppose.

Our Grouse Creek farmers are very much horrified over the late railroad survey, as it goes through the center of all the farms on the north side of the Grouse Creek valley. We think the railroad should take to the hills and not go right through the center of the best farms regardless of damages. P. D. Q.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.

Hackney Harpings.

MARRIED. Last Wednesday evening, Rev. Frazel, of Beaver Town-ship, joined in matrimony Chas. Medkiff and Miss Ettie Han, both of Pleasant Valley Township. This is a young couple of sterling worth and are held in high esteem by all their acquaintances. The wedding was a quiet affair; in fact, Charley tried to steal a march on the boys, but ye reporter waylaid the minister en route to perform the ceremony. Their friends, who are many, wish them all the unalloyed bliss that can possibly fall to mortals.

Yesterday Hon. Henry Harbaugh closed out at public sale all his personal effects. Although the day was very disagreeable, being wet and muddy, raining, in fact, a large attendance of farmers was on hand. His stock, consisting of horses, cattle, and hogs, numbering some seventy-five head, as well as the corn and oats, sold for their actual value. Farming implements, as usual were a drag. A self-binder, almost new, sold for $66; other tools in proportion.

The fight between the school board and the teacher who taught the winter of school in district 115 has resulted in favor of hiring a new teacher. Today Miss Mattie Victor was employed by two members of the board to teach the spring term of school.

J. C. Snyder, of this place, had the pleasure of a visit from his uncle and aunt from Ohio this week. They are on a prospecting tour of Southwestern Kansas and will locate where they are most favorably impressed. They expressed themselves delighted with our country.

The joint debate which was to take place last week between the Centennial and Tannehill literary societies failed to come off. The public sale and inclement weather interfered with the oratorical display by the big guns of these societies. Messrs. Mose Teeter, W. B. Holland, and W. H. Markum will represent the Centennial and J. W. Browning, Dr. Harsh, T. S. Shaffer, and John Watts will defend the Tannehill=s next Thursday evening.

[STILL UNKNOWN: Teeter, Teter...???]

MARRIED. Ye scribe has just learned of the nuptial performance of Mr. Sam Roseberry and Miss Josie Abrams a couple of days ago. AThe boys@ swear the above is a fact for Sam has his housekeeper and they occupy the same bed.

Ed. Garrett closed his winter term of school in district 4, Tuesday, and the following day started for Pawnee County to spend two weeks= vacation. He will teach the spring term on his return. Ed. Has given general satisfaction and does not experience any of the tribulations of his fellow Aschool marms@ in this vicinity.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.


In the Probate Court of Cowley County, Kansas, in the matter of the estate of Anthony Noella, deceased.

To all creditors, and others interested in the estate of the said Anthony Noella, deceased.

You and each of you, are hereby notified, that the undersigned administrator of said estae, intends to make a final settlement of the said estate, in the Probate Court, at the office of the Probate Judge, of Cowley County, Kansas, at the next term of the said court, on


at the hour of 1 o=clock, P.M., of said day, at which time and place you may if you so desire be present. You are further notified that I will at the same time and place make application to said probate court for an allowance to myself for services as administrator, and for attorney=s services, in and about this administration.

Dated at Arkansas City, this 0th day of February, 1886.


Administrator of the estate of Anthony Noelle, deceased.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.


Lowe, Hoffman & Barron,

Real Estate Loan & Insurance BROKERS.

Farm and City Property FOR SALE AND EXCHANGE.

Make Collections, Pay Taxes, and Collect Rents, etc.

Office in west room of First National Bank Building, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.


LELAND HOTEL, H. H. PERRY, Prop., Arkansas City, Kansas.


Special attention given to Commercial and Stock Men.

The Leland, since Mr. Perry has taken hold of it, has been thoroughly remodeled and repaired. Everything ANeat and Tidy.@



The Shop has been placed in first-class shape, and everything arranged for the accommodation of customers.

South of Occidental Hotel.


T. J. Raymond & Son, Contractors & Builders.

Plans and Specifications furnished on application.

P. O. Box 385.



Office with J. A. Loomis over First National Bank. Residence opposite Hasie=s on Fifth street.


J. W. SPARKS, M. D., PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Office over National Bank. Residence first house east of Alexander=s lumber yard.



Office Over McLaughlin Bros. Store.

Can be found at the office in the daytime and at the residence of O. Ingersoll=s at night.



All kinds of Contracts and Agreements and Deeds drawn and acknowledged. Office over C. Atwoods.



Shop on East Central Avenue. A sufficient number of first-class workmen always employed in order to complete work on short notice. All work guaranteed.



Special attention given to chronic diseases. Can be found at Creswell Block.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.



Office under Cowley County Bank. Will practice in all the courts State and Federal.


THE CENTRAL AVENUE HOTEL Has changed hands and is now in good running order. Meals 25 cents; Per week $3.50.

Board, with good room, $4.50 per week.

A. E. KIRKPATRICK, Proprietor.




Two doors west of Matlack=s Dry Goods Store.

[Goes into details about what he can do...could not read!]



Office and lodgings one block west of Matlack=s store.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


C. L. SWARTS, Attorney and Counselor At Law.

Arkansas City, Kansas.

In Newman=s corner brick upstairs.



Front rooms over Cowley County Bank.

Arkansas City, Kansas.






Shop on East Central Avenue opposite Central Avenue Hotel.

Sewed, Pegged, and Cement Wer [???] a Specialty.

Satisfaction guaranteed.





Office first flour, 2 doors north of corner of 4th Avenue and South Summit Street. Next door to Hamilton & Pentecosts. Residence 2 doors south of corner of 3rd Avenue and 5th Street.

Night and day calls will receive prompt attention.

Orders left at Office or Balyeat=s drug store.

D. G. S. MORRIS, Formerly of Central Ohio, has PERMANENTLY LOCATED IN ARKANSAS CITY And Cordially asks a Share of THE PATRONAGE Of the City and Vicinity.

Office over Post Office. Residence Southeast Corner of 6th and Leonard streets.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.



Have now on hand 200,000 first class brick at their yard

One Mile south of Town.

See their sign at the Gate on the road leading to the South Bridge.


All work strictly first-class. Life size Portraits finished Crayon, India Ink, and Water Colors. Satisfaction Guaranteed.


DEALERS IN All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats.

Highest Market Price paid for Fat Cattle, Hogs, Poultry, Hides, Tallow, etc.

Shop First Door North of O. P. Houghton=s. We solicit Your Patronage.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.

Disaster in Arkansas City.

Geuda Springs Herald. AJ. H. Berkey had a crowded house at his lecture at Arkansas City last Saturday night. [Herald of last week.]

A crowded house?

The above does not convey the faintest idea of the colossal proportions of the crowd alluded to. Yes, I was present at that meeting; and have a vague recollection of that immense congregation which consisted, chiefly, of a deaf woman, two little helpless children, and six hundred empty seats.

It was an impressive occasion and has been a source of wonder to me ever since, that the house survived the inculcable amount of internal pressure brought to bear by that crowd--and my eloquence.

Now, if there is anything in the world aside from a cyclone, that will rack and strain a house all out of shape, it is eloquence; and if the building in question has been seriously damaged, I can solemnly place my hand right over the seat of my conscience and affirm that it was not intentional.

Some cruel person with an unregenerated liver, has intimated that the greater part of the strain fell upon my conscience. This is a sad mistake, and my friends need not feel alarmed in regard to my personal condition, for I can assure them that my conscience is capable of bearing a great deal of strain owing to the severe tests to which it has been subjected in the past.

Of course, I cannot assume any responsibility for the disastrous effects of my eloquence, which is natural, and usually harmless, except at times when from an over accumulation of eloquence a gorge is formed, for when the general break-up takes place, there is very likely to be trouble.

Such was the state of affairs at the meeting alluded to. When I began to speak it was in a very placid, lucid, gentle, kitteny kind of a style; but the intelligent, sympathetic expression which glowed upon the countenances of those empty seats, sent a thrill of eloquence tingling through my immaculate shirt front, and the volcano burst!

At the first eruption of eloquent lava that flowed from my vocal crater, nothing serious was apprehended, but when the house began to groan and creak under a pressure of fourteen thousand pounds of eloquence to the square inch and each particular shingle stood on end, like quills upon the fretful porcupine; when the seats trembled with emotion; and the nails burst up through the floor until it resembled a stubble field--the two little children went out.

The balance of the audience remained to the bitter end.

The people of Arkansas City have invited me to deliver another address, and in order to avoid all danger to property, the City Council have, for my special benefit, secured a vacant lot near the slaughter house, and the editor of the AArkansas Valley Democrat@ will be present with a steam gauge to make a full report of the disaster.

Eloquently thine,



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.


The Metropolis of the Arkansas Valley--the King of the Border--

The Gate City to Oklahoma--Its future.

The editor of the Leon Quill, has said, and wisely too, that good water and good sewerage was as necessary to make a city of magnitude as a pure atmosphere. He said further that the future great city of the southwest must be on the Arkansas River between Hutchinson and the State line south. For the second time do we put the Quill editor upon the back and say he has spoken wisely. In the Arkansas Valley two great cities, Wichita and Arkansas City, are marshaling their hosts and making ready for the great struggle of supremacy. The editor of the REPUBLICAN has looked its rival squarely in the face at the dawning of this contest, and we see only one advantage that Wichita possesses over Arkansas City, and that one is a larger population at present. While upon the other hand, Arkansas City possesses natural advantages over Wichita so numerous and so great, that we cannot help coinciding with the editor of the Leon Quill, when he remarks that Arkansas City appears to be the destined metropolis of this great and fertile valley. Situated as it is upon the highest point of land dividing the Walnut and Arkansas Rivers, the best sewerage system in the state can be established. From the east side the city can be drained to the Walnut and from the west to the Arkansas. Our advantage over Wichita for sewerage is great.

The prospects of Arkansas City are indeed bright. Our railroad facilities are already equal to Wichita in point of freight rates, etc. Our prospect for more roads, and competing lines at that, are unexcelled by any city in Kansas. The great Frisco and Santa Fe systems both have the ends of their roads here, round-houses, divisions, etc. The Chicago, Kansas & Western, a southern Kansas road project, have surveyed a line from Burlington, Coffey County, to Arkansas City via of Eureka, Grenola, and Cambridge. This gives us a Kansas City connection 85 miles shorter than our present one. The bonds for this road are being voted in townships in Greenwood County. In Coffey County the bonds have already been voted and construction has commenced. This line is not a myth, but is a fact, and will be built to Arkansas City before another winter=s snow.

By the telegraphic reports, the bill granting the right-of-way through the Indian Territory to the Kansas and Arkansas Valley road, running from Ft. Smith, Arkansas, to Arkansas City has been reported favorably upon by both the Senate and House Committees. There is no doubt but what this company will receive permission to go through the Territory. Everything is in readiness at Ft. Smith to commence the construction as soon as the right-of-way is granted. This road will be completed to Arkansas City inside of the next 18 months beyond a doubt. The Kansas & Arkansas Valley R. R. Company is composed of such men as W. P. Huntington of Boston, the Jay Gould of the south.

The St. Louis, Kansas City, Colorado and Western road is projected from St. Louis via Arkansas City to Trinidad, Colorado. Work has already commenced on the east end of this line.

The Santa Fe is building west from Independence, Montgomery County, via of Arkansas City along the state line. The Missouri Pacific are asking bonds to construct a road in the same territory. The line connects at Le Roy with the main line and runs south to Independence and thence west to Trinidad, Colordo.

The Frisco has commenced the construction of its line west along the state line from Arkansas City.

The Santa Fe has already surveyed the extension of their line from here to Texas and work will be commenced this spring.

In the above we have presented Arkansas City=s railroad prospects. There are others projected, but as yet no definite actions have been taken towards them. We willingly submit a comparison of our railroad prospects with any other city in the state.

Besides the above our thriving city is so located as to possess many natural advantages for becoming a city of 100,000 inhabitants. Directly south of us lies the fertile and expansive prairies of the Indian Territory. In the heart of this region is Oklahoma. We are but 65 miles from that far-famed country, and when it is opened for settlement, Arkansas City will be to it what Kansas City has been to Kansas. There is no doubt of this. Already we have many wholesale houses in our city, that do a very large business. Arkansas City will be the wholesaling point of the Southwest Kansas. The superior motor power of our city has made for us fame and has been one of the most important factors in the up-building of Arkansas City. On the banks of our canal are four large flouring mills, having a capacity of nearly 1,000 barrels of flour per day. They can compete with the world in the manufacture of flour both in quantity and price. The capacity on this canal can be increased so that on its banks there can be lined up manufacturers for a distance of two miles and the power would be sufficient to furnish all of them. St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, combined, have great railroad facilities and excellent motor power. Arkansas City, alone, has both.

Radiating for miles in all directions from the city is found the broad and fertile valleys of the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers. No other city in Kansas possesses such rich surrounding farming land as Arkansas City.

Here is the home of the cattlemen; here is where the untutored redman comes to get the necessities of life.

Since January 1, 1883 [1885?], 35 store rooms have been erected, all of them handsome two story stone and brick business blocks. At present six more are under contract, as is also a four story $50,000 hotel. Water works are being put in. And it is thus that Arkansas City booms and makes rapid strides for the metropolis of the southwest. Our people are enterprising and full of grit, the kind of people it takes to make a city. They never let an opportunity slip that will be of benefit.

The above are some of the many advantages Arkansas City possesses that Wichita does not for becoming a large city. We would cite our readers to the two cities of Leavenworth and Kansas City. But a few years ago the first named was three times the size of the last. Compare them today and you find Kansas City is almost seven times the size of Leavenworth. Kansas City possessed many natural advantages that Leavenworth did not; she took advantage of them and soon outstripped her rival. Thus it will be with Wichita and Arkansas City. In the make-up of the State of Kansas, the Creator of all things favored the site of Arkansas City with many natural advantages. We have commenced to utilize them, and in ten years from now the population of Arkansas City will be thrice that of Wichita.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.

An Opportunity.

No one need hesitate to give his name to Mr. Walker as a subscriber to the Ideal Library, for no collections will be made by him until we are in receipt of the Library, which will contain not less than 300 volumes to commence with, and as many more as possible

MOWRY & SOLLITT, Librarians.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

It is not generally known that we are sole manufacturers of the

Farmers Wire Slat Fencing (which has become a household word in nearly every family in Kansas) and we would respectfully ask the public to call and leave their valued orders if in need of fencing and thus patronize home industries.

D. L. MEANS, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Anyone having 100 head of native steers to sell can find a purchaser by calling on C. M. Scott at C. D. Brown=s drug store on Saturday.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

The AOld Reliable@ harness shop is the place to buy your harness, saddles, ranchmen=s equipments, etc.



Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

7, 8, and 10 sizes of stockmen=s hats at O. P. Houghton, 1 door north of First National Bank.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.


Having located with L. McLaughlin & Co., Grocers, I would be glad to see all my old friends at the above named place.



Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

A New Departure.

H. Godehard & Co., have started their bakery wagon. They deliver you fresh bakery goods every morning excepting Sunday.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Farmers, when you want a Lister, Plow, or Cultivator, all you have to do is to get them on trial at D. L. MEANS= and if not Satisfactory, return same. All goods guaranteed.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

The school board met last Monday evening and besides transacting some business of minor importance located the site for the new school building. The building will be erected in the 2nd ward on lots east of Edward Grady=s residence. Wm. Gall prepares the plans and specifications. The building will contain six rooms, and the estimated cost is $9,000.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

D. D. Myers, the very popular conductor who runs the train from here to Arkansas City, left for Chicago last evening to consult with some eminent medical men with reference to what he shall do with his wounded leg, which has been so much trouble of late. Myers is a splendid man, and we hope that he may get relief, so as to be again able to meet his duties. Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

The first Tuesday in April occurs the city election. A councilman from each ward is to be elected, four members of the school board, and a justice of the peace. There are a very few of our citizens that have yet wakened up to the fact that this election is a very important one to the welfare of the city. We want good men to fill our offices; men who can pass sound judgment upon municipal affairs. This is a crisis in Arkansas City=s history--a time, above all others, when the municipal government must be progressive, energetic, and wise, and with the backbone to stand by the right; with the nerve and determination to direct the city onward and upward to the high pinnacle it is bound to attain if proper effort and wisdom is put forth. Another duty which many of our citizens fail to attend to is that of registering their names with the City Clerk. Every voter who has the welfare of the city at heart will go and register so that he may vote. Our city=s future depends in a great measure upon good government. Unless you registered, you cannot help to put good men in office because you cannot vote. Again, we say register.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

We are informed that Messrs. Quigley and Plate, the water works men, will request of the council the permission of locating their hydrants down the center of Summit Street since they were allowed such great favors in the site of their stand-pipe. The reason advanced for this is that if the hydrants are placed at the edge of the sidewalk, the mains will have to be crooked slightly, which will curtail the pressure and force of the water. At least that is what Quigley told the council about the location of the stand-pipe and the REPUBLICAN supposes the same theory holds good about the hydrants. Of course, our city fathers will grant Messrs. Quigley and Plate permission because it would be detrimental to their interest to do otherwise; besides, it will be an ornament (?) to our city, just the same as that imposing stand-pipe. A fence will be put around each hydrant, a la stand-pipe style. But, now, seriously speaking, if the citizens of Arkansas City allow that stand-pipe to be put up at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Summit street, they will have cause to regret it. It is an outrage and should not be tolerated.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Rev. Allen Buckner lectured on the prohibition law Sunday evening in the M. E. Church to a crowded house. While he believes in the principle of prohibition, he admits the defects of the present law, and earnestly entreated each and everyone to use his influence and vote in electing temperance officers. He also suggested that when the legislature was in session and the temperance question comes up, communities should send their best men to confer with and advise their representatives as to what is for the best. The entire lecture was well received and we hope that Rev. Buckner was as well pleased with the citizens of Arkansas City as they were with him, which fact might afford us the pleasure of listening to him again at some future date.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Last evening, the stockholders in the new enterprise, the Cracker Factory, met and organized. The soliciting committee reported that the requisite number of shares had been taken, thus making the capital stock $20,000. The company propose to erect a building, using about $11,000 in its construction, and fitting it up with the necessary machinery. The remaining capital will be used to conduct the business.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell has purchased one acre of land in View Hill addition and will sell it in lots. Snyder & Hutchison made the sale.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Wm. Wright and J. W. Stanford, of Coshocton, were in the city the first of the week, looking at our city with a view of locating. These gentlemen are friends of Dr. G. S. Morris and were shown over the city by the doctor. Messrs. Wright and Stanford are ex-businessmen of Coshocton. They were highly pleased with Arkansas City and her prospects, and had about concluded to locate. The REPUBLICAN hopes these gentlemen will make up their minds favorable to our town and from conversation we had with them, we think they will. They returned east Tuesday.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

J. R. Rogers sold his resident property in the First Ward to

C. E. Davis, of Elkhart, Indiana, Monday. The consideration was $1,500. Mr. Davis is the representative of the Jones & Primley Co., manufacturers of patent medicines, and was in the city on business connected with his house. Mr. Davis is a shrewd businessman. He saw that the prospects of our city are the best in the state and invested considerably in real estate. Besides purchasing the residence of Mr. Rogers, he purchased several resident lots. F. J. Hess made the sale of the resident property.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

I have about (4) four car-loads choice Northern potatoes, consisting of the following varieties: Early Ohio, Hebron Beauty, White Star, Early Rose White, Nachanock, and Peach Blows. All choice stock. Will make special prices to the trade.

J. P. BADEN, Winfield, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Something new shown by Jones & Wood for one week only at

D. L. Means= Implement House.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.


The cracker factory is assured.

Work on our new hotel is progressing.

A. A. Wiley went down to his ranch Tuesday.

J. J. Clark has been appointed assistant city marshal.

D. R. Beatty and wife removed to Fort Scott Wednesday.

Don=t fail to see the Otoe Indians Wednesday evening, March 10th.

The Coterie met at the residence of Maj. M. S. Hasie Monday evening.

J. L. Howard went to Kansas City Tuesday to attend to business matters.

Jos. Sherburne and family have moved to the city from Ponca Agency.

The mother of Mrs. Ransom, of Lockport, New York, arrived in the city Tuesday.

The Otoe Indians are coming next Wednesday evening and don=t you forget it.

Belle Plaine, according to the Wichita Eagle, has made a find of a good vein of coal at the depth of 85 feet.

J. W. Brown purchased the Milk=s property on Summit Street Tuesday. The consideration was $1,000.

Frank Thompson left Arkansas City Monday for San Diego, California. Frank will make that city his future.

Little Miss Fern Pearson has been on the sick list this week, suffering from an attack of pneumo-malaria.

MARRIED. Judge Gans united in the holy bonds at his office Monday afternoon S. W. Hines and Nancy E. Parr, of Arkansas City.

The Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad company filed papers Tuesday increasing their capital stock to $700,000.

BIRTH. Born to Mrs. Nellie E. Hunt nee Nash, at Abbington, Massachusetts, Friday night of last week, twin babes of the gentle sex.

The Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday called an election to confirm the county bridge law, to be held the 6th of April.

Mr. Kotterman sold his house and two acres of land to Samuel McDowell for $1,200. Lowe, Hoffman & Barron made the sale.

Henry Endicott desires all parties knowing themselves to be indebted to him to call at F. J. Hess= real estate office and settle.

Lowe, Hoffman & Barron sold Miss Fannie Skinner=s property in the second ward this week. The consideration was $1,100.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.


Eleven years ago tomorrow Rev. Fleming preached his initiatory sermon in the First Presbyterian Church of Arkansas City.

O. D. Wagner, a cousin of the senior editor, from Tiffin, Ohio, arrived in the city yesterday on a visit as well as on a prospecting tour.

D. R. Beatty [? They had Beaty?], before leaving for Fort Scott, sold his business lot, on Summit street, to Calvin Dean. The consideration was $3,300.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.


Frank McFarland sold his resident property in the 1st ward to John C. Armstrong. The consideration was $800. F. J. Hess made the sale.

The past week has been an excellent time to sow blue grass seed. The drizzling rain which has fallen has been very favorable toward blue grass planting.

Monday the commissioners went over the Frisco road from here to the State line and accepted it. The remainder of the bonds will be issued.

Messrs. Herman and Standley Rogers, of Cadiz, Ohio, arrived in Arkansas City yester a week ago. They are here prospecting and have concluded to locate.

MARRIED. J. A. Hest and Miss Alice Kinty, of Bolton Township, were united in marriage Monday afternoon by Rev. Broadbent at the residence of the officiating clergyman.

The store buildings going up on the burnt district have reached the second floor. No other town in the state can boast of as many buildings in the process of erection as Arkansas City.

DIED. Lon Hays, who had an attack of pneumonia several weeks ago, left this vicinity a few days ago and went to the north part of the state, was taken down with quick consumption, and died.

Meigs & Nelson traded the Shindel property in the 4th ward to Jamison Vawter for the Finney property in the same ward. Mrs. Shindel and family will reside in the purchased house.

Last evening a number of the progressive euchre players of the city assembled at the residence of B. F. Childs and whiled away several pleasant hours by indulging in that fascinating game.

The Johnson Loan and Trust Company are cleaning up their lot preparatory to building. The plans and specifications have been prepared, and the contract for the building will be let in a few days.

Isaac Schooly sold his property in the third ward to Judge A. J. Pyburn Saturday. The consideration was $1,700. F. J. Hess made the sale. Judge Pyburn will not remove to Florida until fall.

MARRIED. Samuel Roseberrry, of Beaver Township, and Miss Josie Abrams, of Winfield, daughter of Jos. Abrams, were united in marriage Wednesday evening. The REPUBLICAN extends congratulations.

Tuesday C. L. Klose, the Nickle Plate Restaurant gentleman, was in the city, making the necessary preparatory arrangements for the opening of his establishment here, which will occur about April 1.

G. W. Herbert has traded his interest in the grocery business of R. A. Houghton & Co., to W. S. Upp, of the firm of Blakeney & Upp. In other words, Wm. Blakeney and R. A. Houghton exchanged partners.

Chas. I. Brown, assistant engineer of the Frisco road, has opened up an office in our city in the Hasie block. At present he is engaged in making a survey of the Frisco road from Beaumont to the State line.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.


W. D. Bishop, trader at Pawnee Agency, will remove with his family to this city shortly. Mr. Bishop was in the city this week fitting up and furnishing his abode. He will reside on the second floor of the Bishop block.

Messrs. Johnson and Trueblood, of Kokomo, Indiana, were in the city, prospecting, the first of the week. They desired very much to locate in our city in the boot and shoe business, but found the field fully occupied.

Drs. A. J. Chapel, C. S. Acker, Jas. T. Shepard, J. W. Sparks,

G. A. Westfall, U. R. Fowler, G. S. Morris, Jamison Vawter, and J. A. Mitchell have formed a physians fee-bill and attached their signature thereto.

Winfield became so attached to the recent railroad map produced in the columns of the REPUBLICAN that some individual clipped it from our paper and pasted it upon the walls of Geo. Rembaugh=s post office for future reference.

Jim Moore informs us that on Thursday night of last week a valuable pony was stolen from the livery stable of Moore & Bryson in the second ward. No clue has yet been discovered as to the whereabouts of either the pony or the thief.

Bob Smith, of Silverdale Township, who recently sold his farm, removed to town this week. Bob has taken a situation in the store of H. Godehard & Co., and will prove a valuable acquisition. Bob is a rustler and don=t you forget it.

Chas. H. Filson, a prominent merchant of Huntington, Indiana, arrived in Arkansas City Tuesday on a prospecting tour. Mr. Filson was completely taken by the enterprise exhibited upon our streets. No doubt but that he will locate here.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

The Wichita Eagle says that in answer to an advertisement for 200 laborers, which has been posted for a day or two, a large crowd of laborers went down on the Santa Fe yesterday morning to work on the extension of the Santa Fe in the Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

S. F. George came in on the Santa Fe yesterday. He came back to finish up his business here. He has located at Greensburg and will go into the real estate, loan, and banking business. Steve is a rustler and the REPUBLICAN will be sorry to lose his familiar and jovial face from our streets.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Charles McIntire says the junior editor of the REPUBLICAN has traded off his interest for a team of ponies. What an unkind thrust that is! Yet we have seen Democratic newspaper property that was not worth the shadow of our ponies. The junior editor has his ponies and still rides the editorial tripod of the REPUBLICAN.



Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Lawyer Hoover, who came here last week from Goshen, Indiana, and located, has opened up his office over S. Matlack=s dry goods establishment. In a few weeks C. F. Snowdon, of Huntingdon, Indiana, will come to our city and enter into partnership with Mr. Hoover in the practice of law. The firm will be Hoover & Snowdon.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Messrs. Stoddard and Snyder, of Eureka, Kansas, representatives of the western system of the United States Electric Lighting Company, were in the city the first of the week, looking up the possibility of establishing a system of electric lights. Now is the time to put that imposing stand-pipe into use.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

The boot and shoe stock of Salisbury & Co., has arrived. It is a mammoth one, beyond a doubt. They will get possession of their room in Highland Hall block the first of next week. As soon as the room is remodelled and repainted, Salisbury & Co., will open up one of the largest stocks of boots and shoes in the southwest.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Maj. S. M. Bell, of Xenia, Ohio, was in the city yesterday. In conversation with a REPUBLICAN representative, hew informed him that he had traveled southwest Kansas over, and that he found that Arkansas City had more self-propelling power than Harper, Wellington, Winfield, and Wichita, and would make the best city. A level head has Maj. Bell.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

The REPUBLICAN was in error in a recent issue, when it stated that Rev. Buckner had preached his final sermon before conference. Tomorrow he will preach his last sermon before going to attend conference. In the morning Rev. Buckner will deliver a sermon; in the evening he will hold a praise meeting. Conference convenes at McPherson Thursday. Rev. Buckner starts from Arkansas City Tuesday.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

J. R. Rogers has purchased the grocery and bakery establishment of Trafflick & Blizzard and taken possession. Mr. Rogers proposes, as soon as possible, to start a bread wagon. He has purchased additional stock of groceries and intends to keep close up to the head of the procession. Mr. Rogers is an experienced businessman and the REPUBLICAN extends well wishes. S. P. Gould will assist Mr. Rogers in the business.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Oliver Bros, of Wichita, have leased the lots formerly occupied by Aldridge=s lumber yard on north Summit street, and have commenced putting in a mammoth stock of lumber, building materials, etc. Their first invoice of stock arrived yesterday. Edward Grady, the ex-proprietor of the Arkansas City Lumber Yard, has been secured as manager. Oliver Bros., could not have selected a more capable man to take charge of their business here than Mr. Grady. He is a rustler and will sell lumber when others fail. We are glad Ed has put the lumber harness on again.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

The telephone is quite often the instrument used to perpetrate a Agoak.@ Wednesday evening E. L. Kingsbury along with several other invited guests were partaking of the hospitality of a friend. Suddenly the alarm was sounded at the phone. Mr. Kingsbury answered and was informed that Maj. Miles had returned home from Washington,

D. C., and wanted a Globe-Democrat. The eager newsdealer, always ready to accommodate, slipped away unobserved to his book-store, got the desired paper, and was informed that the Major was over at the hotel awaiting him. At the hotel he was told that the Major had gone to No. 33 drug store, and there he was told that he had just gone to the exchange. About this time Ed began to have grave suspicions and he sneaked back through the rain to the protection of his wife.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

D. L. Means= Implement and Seed Emporium presented one of the busiest scenes of the season on Saturday and Monday last. D. L. is a square dealer and a rustler and always up with the times.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

S. F. George writes to us from Greensburg, Kiowa County.

This county was once a portion of Edwards, but the last Legislature made a division of it and designated Greensburg as the county seat.

Steve says:

AI had a most pleasant time on the way to Newton. On arriving there I beheld before me hundreds of the human mass ready to take the train east and west for richer fields. Some to grow richer and some to grow poorer. How little did any of them think that same day they might be poverty striken, but, alas, many of them no doubt will be. After having supper in Newton, the westbound iron horse pulled in with its hungry mass, who also partook of one more hearty meal. Then onward west went thirteen coaches filled to overflowing with a double header to distant lands. While upon the train and conversing with many as to their goings, I found them destined to all points west, some to Kinsley, Garden City, Kendall, Syracuse, and the west coast. Your humble servant with friend Beatty in tow was bound for Kinsley. We arrived about midnight. We procured lodging for the remainder of the night, and arose very much refreshed next morning. After lingering some two hours or so in Kinsley seeing the sights, we hired a fast rig to take us 28 or 30 miles south to Greensburg, county seat of Kiowa County. We arrived all O. K. about 3 o=clock, and were agreeably surprised to find one of the liveliest towns in all Southwest Kansas, a town of about 1,000 inhabitants, with the brightest prospect of any that I have seen for a long time. The Kingman branch road with its iron horse will soon be plowing its way through the beautiful country. Well may I say beautiful for this town lies on the most beautiful spot in all Kansas, rich soil, black loam, and happy people ready to make happy homes. Yours, etc.@


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

ED. REPUBLICAN: I see by some recent criticism on a former article of mine in your paper that a suggestion made Athat our school board ought to lose no time in securing the services of Prof. Weir for the coming year,@ has been construed as an attempt to forestall the expression of the people at the polls at the coming election. Nothing was farther from my thoughts.

It seemed to me that to a wise and discerning public, the present condition of our schools was such as to justify the conclusion that no school board, be it old or new, could have any other desire than to retain in our community, at the head of our schools, one who has done more for the real uplifting of the same than has ever been accomplished before, and that we, as a school district, ought to be wise enough to retain one who is in demand in other places.

If there is a Adeep-seated objection@ to the present methods of conducting our schools, why not let those objections be candidly stated and thoroughly canvassed and discussed? If they are worthy of consideration, the light will not hurt them. A fair understanding in regard to them will enable the whole district to form a more intelligent judgment in the matter.

One thing is clear, this nor any other community can afford to trifle with that which is to effect not only the education, but the future manhood and womanhood of our children. And there ought to be but one thought in the mind of every citizen and that is, ALet us make our public schools the very best in the state by united and hearty co-operation.



Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

A Request.

Will those who are opposed to the present administration of public schools, please state the ground of their opposition. Such an interruption in the schools as a change of management would produce ought to be supported by good reasons, which would bear scrutiny in our home papers. It will be a great misfortune for our schools if their management is subjected to the wiles of the politician, who upon the eve of an election, works simply to win. The interests at stake are too vital. From my present view I think the city can=t afford to change the administration of her schools, which can scarce be called an experiment except it be a successful one, but a change would be an experiment it seems to me. But let us have light.



Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

One of our city contemporaries chronicles the fact that Capt. Hamilton and Lieut. Ballinger have each been supplied with a new uniform. This is important if true. What a Aboon@ it must be to these gentlemen to have been supplied with a Achange.@

N. B. If subscribers keep rolling in as rapidly as they have been the past week, the editors of the REPUBLICAN will each get a suit and give our neighborn another item.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.


The other day a detachment of 112 old veterans arrived at the Leavenworth Soldiers= Home, in charge of Colonel J. D. Thomas, treasurer of the Central Branch National Soldiers= Home, of Dayton, Ohio. This arrival fills the home to its fullest capacity until more room can be completed. The new arrivals are said to be a fine looking body of men. The reason of the transfer was the overcrowded state of the home at Dayton.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

Hon. W. P. Hackney, of Winfield, is visiting Washington, it is said, to secure such an amendment to the bill granting right of way through the Indian Territory to the Kansas & Arkansas Valley railway as will compel that company to build through Winfield.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

In reply to a letter of inquiry from L. A. Emerson, general freight manager of the Missouri Pacific road at St. Louis, the Board of Railroad Commissioners announce that Ayellow pine lumber should be classified in the schedules of freight in the same grade as white pine or soft lumber, and not as hard wood.@ The effect of this declaration, it is said, will be to cheapen the cost of this lumber, which is being extensively used by the people of Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

A Huntsvillian on the Rampage in Bleeding Kansas.



Thinking you or some of the boys would like to know of this comparatively new and progressive country, I will give briefly the details of my trip and two days observation in and around Arkansas City, Kansas.

Leaving Winfield on the 13th inst., I traveled south 12 miles through as fine farming lands as one would wish to see, reaching Arkansas City at 12:30 p.m. This is the most prosperous trade center in the Arkansas River Valley. Here I found business good and everything booming, there being more people in town in one day than are seen in Huntsville in a whole month. The city has a population of 4,700, and is growing very rapidly, there being seven blocks of large three-story business houses now in course of construction, some of them nearly completed, besides scores of nice dwelling houses and a $35,000 hotel. The weather is very fine, and the people are gardening in full force. After viewing the city for some thirty minutes, I called on Mr. D. L. Means, a large agricultural dealer of Southern Kansas and the Territories, and one of the most energetic and wide awake representatives of the Fleming Stacker Company. My business matters with him were soon most satisfactorily adjusted and all parties interested. After passing the balance of the afternoon very pleasantly, I domiciled myself at the Leland Hotel, under the protecting care and nice attentions of Amine host,@ Mr. Perry, as pleasant a gentleman as it has ever been our good fortune to meet. At this deservedly popular hostelry, I satisfied the exacting cravings of the inner man with an elegant supper, enjoyed a good night=s rest on a moss mattress and Agoose hair pillow,@ gorged myself with a breakfast of Athe fat of the land,@ and was congratulating myself on my splendid entertainment and royal feelings, when my friend, Mr. Means, appeared in front of the hotel with a buggy and spanking ponies, and with the urbanity of a thoroughbred Kentuckian, invited me to a drive with him down into the Indian Territory. I gladly accepted his kind invitation, and we were soon on the road between flying whels to the point of our destination. After a delightful drive of five miles through a splendid country, we came to the Territory, and as fine a body of land as mortal eye ever shone upon. As far as the eye can reach in its enraptured vision, lies one vast, unbroken expanse of beautiful and fertile prairie. About two full hours were spent in driving around over this magnificent domain, and we next pulled up at the Chilocco Schools, and first explored the fine and well fenced 8,000-acre farm, which is set aside by the government for the maintenance, in part, of this school, which is sustained by the government for the education of the children of the wild tribes of Indians, at an annual expense of $30,000. Having viewed the farm to our satisfaction, we extended our explorations to the school, the hospital, and the home, where the young bucks and squaws are kept captive, so to speak, and taught something of the value of education and civilization. Upon approaching the massive stone structure, which is school house, church, and boarding house, all combined, we were met at the main entrance by Prof. Brannen, Superintendent of the Institution, who took much interest and pains in showing us through the building, but before we had completed the rounds, the large bell commenced ringing for Sunday School, and we were invited to the chapel to witness the exercises of his Sabbath School class, composed of 175 Indian children, gathered from the several wild tribes, and ranging in age from 3 to 20 years. The opening hymn, ANearer My God to Thee,@ was sung with a volume and pathos that would have made any of our Missionary Societies feel that their efforts, in this direction at least, had been well rewarded. Singing over, the Superintendent and his three amiable young lady assistants took charge of their respective classes, and expounded the Lesson--@Belshazzer, and the handwriting on the wall,@ and the Golden Text--@Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting,@ so clearly and so forcibly, that all from the oldest down to the youngest, seemed to drink in the divine truths, and really comprehend that they are immortal, and there is a true and just God who will be merciful to the APoor Indian.@ It was really touching to look upon six or seven little girls, who had been taken away from their parents at the tender age of three and four years. But their parents are wild and barbarous, and would have inculcated the same nature into them, so the change, while it seems cruel, is really beneficial, and must prove a great blessing in the end.

But we digress, and must return to our narrative. After Sabbath School was over, we listened to a lengthy religious discouse by a missionary, who, to use a Western phrase, had several times been chawed up by the Indians. These services over, the young Indians were dismissed, and marched out in good military order. In a few minutes they were scattered in groups all over the large yard, the representatives of each particular tribe generally keeping together, and engaging in innocent games and amusements with as much zest and relish as the children of civilization.

After enjoying a very pleasant little chat with the entertaining Superintendent and his excellent wife and amiable assistants and a few of the pupils, we thanked them heartily for the uniform courtesy and kindness extended to us, bid them a regretful goodbye, and started on our return trip to Arkansas City, where we arrived at the end of an hour=s drive, and just in time to enjoy a good, warm supper at the Leland Hotel.

After enjoying another good night=s rest, and fine breakfast at this house, I bid our Arkansas City friends a reluctant good-bye, and was just taking the >bus for the depot, to return by train to Winfield, when the ever genial face of our old friend and fellow-townsman, Archie Alexander, loomed up before our vision, and made us Afeel all over in spots as big as a blanket.@ Of course, we were delighted to see our old-time friend, but considerably vexed that our pressing business engagements would not permit us to stop over a day and enjoy his fine social qualities and proverbial hospitality. As it was, we had comparatively no time at all for a social chat. But Archie, being more fortunately situated than me, and more than anxious to hear directly from his old Huntsville chum, overcame this apparent barrier by accompanying me to Winfield. To say this trip in his company was the most pleasant in my rounds, is to express what everyone would suppose who is the fortunate acquaintance and friendship of our genial and entertaining companion. He remembers vividly and tenderly the happy days of Athe long ago,@ when he was one of Athe boys@ at Huntsville, and it seems to do his heart good to talk about the old times, and of those who, with him, were then Aboys.@ And by the way, I want to say right here, that Archie is one of the most prominent, enterprising, and successful businessmen in this very enterprising section of country, and certainly deserves credit for the competence he has acquired since coming West. He is living comfortably in a $4,000 residence, built and paid for with money earned by his own industry, energy, and fine business qualifications. And this is not all. I was told by an Arkansas City Banker that his property in that city will aggregate in cash value $15,000 to $18,000. How does this speak for two years in Arkansas City. Archie and his wife and their children are all enjoying splendid health. They have three bright, rosy-cheeked little ones, one a beautiful girl, Bake, whom some of her Missouri kin are probably not very well acquainted with.

After selling a bill of goods at Winfield, and resting up a little, we again started out via the Santa Fe road on our tour through bleeding Kansas in the interest of the famous Fleming rakes and stackers.

Your friend and wanderer on the plains of Kansas.



Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.

High School Entertainment.

EDS. REPUBLICAN: On last Friday afternoon the students of the High School held exercises in commemoration of the Birth of Longfellow, AThe Poet Laureate of America.@

The exercises, consisting of music, biographies, recitations, etc., were opened by the choir with AA Work for Each of Us.@

Chas. Stamper then read an interesting paper entitled, ALongfellow as a teacher.@ Following this came ALongfellow as a Poet,@ by Giles Gilliland. This paper gave an account of the principal poetical work of Longfellow. AThe Poets Funeral Dirge,@ was recited in an excellent manner, by Mabel Dean. Edna Worthley followed with that beautiful poem ASandalphon.@

Mrs. J. O. Campbell, who had kindly consented to furnish music for the occasion, sung, in her sweet manner, AThe Day is Done.@

Carrie Rice read a paper on AThe Story of Evangeline,@ and Edward Marshall followed with AThe Launching of the Ship,@ which recitation was well delivered.

Alice Lane, in a pleasing manner, recited AMy Lost Youth,@ and Lillie Gilliland came next with that time honored poem, AThe Old Clock on the Stairs.@

Emily Hyatt delivered AThe Legend of the Beautiful.@ This certainly is a beautiful poem, and was well rendered.

Marvin Miller recited AThe Wreck of the Hesperus,@ and Horace Vaughn and Alvan Sankey read papers comparing the relative merits of Longfellow and Tennyson. These papers were good, and were enjoyed accordingly. Gertie Cretcher recited a selection from Evangeline.

Mrs. Campbell gave a song entitled ABeware,@ and AThe Two Angels@ was recited by Madge Ford. Flora Kreamer followed with AHiawatha=s Wooing,@ the rendition of which was highly appreciated.

Laura Gould then told of AThe Famine.@

Birdie Martin read a selection from AMiles Standish,@ the reading of which was introductory to the pleasing scene of AJohn Alden=s Wooing of Precilla.@ Amy Landes assumed the character of Precilla, and Harry Gilstrap that of Alden. This pleasant little scene, which was highly appreciated, completed the exercises.

A great many visitors being present, Prof. Weir expressed his pleasure at such being the case, and asked for some encouraging words from each.

Rev. Fleming told of the superiority and the present advantages of the school system over those of his boyhood days and expressed his approval of the institution of the custom of celebrating the birth of our poets.

Mr. Jenkins, in a few choice words, congratulated the students on the present advantages of their school system, and also on the exercises of the afternoon.

Rev. Campbell was next called upon; and, in response, he said that if the seats were only a little softer, he would give the students a short lecture on the present tendency of the young toward the reading of the lighter literature instead of that of a more solid character.

Rev. Campbell=s lectures to the school are very much appreciated by the students, and this remark caused a hearty wish that the seats were cushions. However, he gave a highly gratifying talk.

Dr. Mitchell then entertained those present with a description of the hospital which Longfellow had in his mind when he laid the scene of the meeting of Evangeline and her lover.

Several others also expressed their gratifications for the afternoon=s entertainment.

Prof. Weir then spoke of the beauty of the thought that all over the United States, children were having their minds and hearts filled with pure and holy thoughts of America=s best loved poets, and then ended with the advice: ANext to your Bibles, read Longfellow. I tell you vice can never live in the mind and heart of one who has them stored with such pure and holy truths as these.@



Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.


Public Sale.

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will offer for sale at public auction at 9 o=clock, a.m., TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1886, at his farm on the state line, one mile west of the Arkansas River, the following personal property.

One span of work mules, one span of work horses, 1 good pony, 1 yearling colt, 1 stirring plow, 1 cultivator, 1 harrow, 1 hay rake, mowing machine, corn planter, corn sheller, 3 sets of harness, 2 lumber wagons, 1 spring wagon, and a portion of my household furniture.

TERMS: 9 months time will be given on all sums over $5.00 with two approved securities. If paid when due, no interest will be charged; if not, 10 percent will be added from date. Under $5.00, cash. A. Bailey, Auctioneer.



Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.



Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Our Schools.

Considerable interest is being manifested by everyone upon the school superintendent question. A great many of our citizens favor the present management of our schools, while others hold an adverse opinion. The REPUBLICAN is satisfied that the schools should remain as they are. Prof. Weir since he assumed charge of the schools has raised them from obscurity to rank among the best in the state. When we assert the above, we know it to be true. The readers of the REPUBLICAN know full well that we have always taken the side of a question which will prove most beneficial to the city, and expounded that which is right. Of all the charges we have heard against Prof. Weir, there is not one but what is extremely trivial. Many parents are too prone to believe what their children say of what occurs at school. They hear only one side of the question; therefore, they consider that their darlings have been much abused. If they would take the trouble to investigate by inquiry of both pupil and teacher, they would find that the mountain was only a mole-hill.

S. C. Cooper told us a little incident which set forth the idea very forcibly. His boy attends school. One day upon going home, he learned that the boy had come home, bringing his books and refusing to return. The boy=s excuse was he did not learn anything and he did not like his teacher. Mr. Cooper called upon Prof. Weir and together they went to interview the teacher. They learned that the trouble was because the teacher did not conduct the school according to the ideas of the boy, and he became offended at the teacher. Mr. Cooper was convinced that the fault was with his boy, and once again started his boy to school. A week or so elapsed when the boy came home again and refused to return. Mr. Cooper took down the time-honored strap from the nail on the wall and proceeded to use it on the boy until he was perfectly willing to go to school. Harmony reigns between teacher and pupil now, and the latter is improving rapidly in his studies.

Again do we say that most of the charges preferred against Prof. Weir are trumped up and will not bear investigation. If your child has had trouble in school, lay the matter before the board, teacher, and pupil, and see where the fault lies.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Prof. Limerick, our present county Superintendent, elected by the people, is another one of our county officers who is guilty of prostituting his office and pandering to the corruption ring at Winfield. He was over in Spring Creek working like a Turk for the Winfield, Tisdale, Dexter-and-any-way-to-suit-the-crowd railroad. When a public officer works for the benefit of one community to the detriment of the other, then it is about time they were relegated to private life. The REPUBLICAN never entered a protest against a man, as long as he was not a county officer, working tooth-and-toe-nail for Winfield. But when the people of this end of the county aid in raising men from obscurity to affluence, they do not desire to be kicked and trod upon. The voters in this vicinity are human and will resent any such thrust as either Limerick or Smock has made at them in this late Alittle bit of pleasantry,@ when an opportunity presents itself at the polls.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Dave Pickerd comes out this week with a new discovery. Within 10 miles of this city in this county--the direction he refuses to tell at present--he found a deposit of galena, or lead ore. He brought a piece of the ore to town and employed the Danks Bros., to separate the pure metal from the alloy. The piece of ore in its rough state weighed something over six ounces. From it was extracted 2-3/4 ounces of lead. Mr. Pickerd will not say anything further upon the subject until he ascertains whether there is a sufficient deposit of galena to be worked in paying quantities. We were shown samples of the galena and of the lead extracted by both Mr. Pickerd and the Danks Bros.



Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The soap-man was upon our streets once more on Tuesday last, plying his nefarious avocation. We thought after the experience that several of our citizens had with these individuals a year or so ago that no one in this vicinity was foolish enough to allow himself to be caught with the soap-man=s game. After this man had carried on his gambling business some two hours, he was arrested, taken before Judge Kreamer, and fined $5 and costs.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Information has been received by Postmaster Sinnott from the Postmaster General that a regular U. S. Mail will be established on the Frisco railroad from Beaumont to Arkansas City on the inst., with offices at Latham, Atlanta, Wilmot, and Floral. This will cause rejoicing by the people all along this route, especially the small offices that have been entirely dependent upon star routes.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

M. Multer, of Altonta, Illinois, arrived in the city Wednesday evening. Mr. Multer was on his way home from New Kiowa and dropped down here to see our city. He informs us that the graders have commenced work on the Santa Fe extension from New Kiowa through the Territory. Mr. Multer renewed his subscription to the REPUBLICAN and then left for Altnoa.



Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

T. H. McLaughlin once more enters the business arena of Arkansas City. He went to Kansas City the latter part of last week to make a purchase of stock. He is expecting his stock to come daily. He will open up a large and exclusive line of glassware, queensware, and tableware. In a few days Mr. McLaughlin can be found at his new store room on North Summit street.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

A. J. Chapel, our inventive genius, has invented a patent label holder. He has one now in use at the No. 33 drug store. It reminds one somewhat of a case for railroad tickets. The space the case takes is very small. The doctor has applied for a patent, and when he receives it, he will commence the manufacture and sale of his invention.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Winfield had a mad dog sensation one day this week. The entire populace, after chasing the mad canine several blocks without catching him, allowed the marshal to step in and shoot him. And now the city council has decreed that all newspaper men and other rabid creatures in Winfield should wear muzzles and brass collars.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The REPUBLICAN has watched the columns of the Courier anxiously ever since Bill Hackney came home from Washington for a report of his trip. Hon. E. P. Greer tells us that Senator Bill was suddenly called home by the illness of his mother-in-law and accomplished not what he went for.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The shareholders of stock in the cracker factory met Thursday evening and L. B. Davidson and G. W. Cunningham were appointed a committee to procure a charter. But a few shares of stock yet remain to be taken and by the time the charter is received, they will be all subscribed for.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Our readers may not be aware that the new bridge law passed by our last legislature will be submitted to the voters of Cowley County April 6--the same time our city election occurs--for ratification or rejection. People in the city should register.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

CITY LOTS--sold on time, weekly or monthly payments.



Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Colonizing the Indians.

The agent, Capt. Lee, at his own suggestion, has been granted authority from the Indian office to found a colony of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians on the Washita River, about fifty miles west of this Agency. Mr. J. H. Seger with about twenty young men of each tribe, started for there on last Saturday to take preparatory steps. A large body will follow shortly. It can easily be seen that this move by Capt. Lee is in the right direction toward civilizing and making the Indian self-supporting for which their agent deserves great credit. Mr. Seger, who is in charge of the colony as instructor, is an old friend of these Indians, he having been twelve years among them. He thoroughly understands how to make a success of such an undertaking. The work will all be done by the Indians themselves under Mr. Seger=s direc-tion, and farming will be carried on in all its branches. Each Indian is to have a small piece of land to work and will be allowed all he can raise. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

S. J. Smock, our present incumbent in the office of county clerk, is taking quite a prominent part in the railroad contest over in the east part of the county. He was over in Cedar Township the latter part of last week working for the Winfield, Tisdale, Dexter, and any-way-to-suit-the-crowd railroad. Let us see. Mr. Smock was elected to his present office by the people of Cowley County, therefore, it is but natural that that gentleman represent the people and attend strictly to the business of his office. He was not put where he is now by the voters of this vicinity to go off on a junketing railroad tour in the interest of Winfield, and to the detriment of a large portion of his constituents, leaving the duties of his office to his deputy. When Mr. Smock accepted the office of county clerk, he became a public officer. We did not elect him so he could be able to tear down this end of Cowley County. Election times roll around every once-in-a-while. About that time S. J. Smock will bob up serenely for his present position, and then it will be he will discover that he left the duties of his office to his deputy once too often. Do you see the point, Mr. Smock?


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The members of the Baptist Sunday School will give a concert tomorrow evening at 7:30 at their church. The following is the programme.

Chant .................................... Choir

Prayer ................................... Pastor

Anthem ................................... Choir

Address .................................. Rev. F. L. Walker

Class Recitations; Singing--@Jewels@ ..... School

Recitation ............................... Mollie Weir

Singing .................................. Choir

Reading .................................. Mrs. Gray

Recitation ............................... Freddie Cavis

Singing--@Bringing in the Sheaves@ ....... School

Recitation ............................... Miss Manda Adams

Recitation ............................... Miss Belle Fonda

Singing--@Work! For the Night is Coming@ School

Recitation ............................... Mrs. Linnie Thompson

Essay .................................... Mrs. F. L. Walker

Anthem ................................... Choir



Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Tommie Seward, the register of deeds of Cowley, goes down into Silverdale Township and makes railroad promises laughable to think of. Listen to what he says:

AIf you dear people of Silverdale Township will only help Winfield to get its road, all Winfield will come down here when you get another chance to get an east and west road and take our coats off and work for it that you may get it.@


The voters of Silverdale can=t see it in that light. They have a chance now to get a road and they answer Tommie by asking AWhy should Silverdale do without a railroad, maybe forever, so that Winfield may get another when she already has three?


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

In our rambles over the city Tuesday, we strolled into the large double store room implement house of G. W. Cunningham. The building is chock full of farming implements, wagons, buggies, and machinery. On the three floors of the establishment we found all occupied with Mr. Cunningham=s wares. The gentlemanly proprietor informed us that he was making special inducement to patrons of his establishment this season. He bought his goods in the east and paid the cash therefor, getting a big discount by so doing. Farmers will get the benefit of this discount. Mr. Cunningham is an enterprising implement dealer beyond a doubt.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Dr. S. B. Parsons and B. F. Childs, acting for the Greeley Town Company, closed a contract on Thursday of this week for the erection of a commodious livery stable, with thirty head of horses at Greeley Center, the new town in Greeley County, Kansas, and putting on of a daily line of coaches, with headquarters at Greeley Center, to run between that town and Syracuse on the Santa Fe and Fort Wallace on the U. P. Railroad to accommodate the great influx of land seekers now going to Greeley County. The Town Company have erected a fine hotel at Greeley Center, which opened for business last week.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Last Saturday night the second hand store of W. Conrad was broken into and valuables consisting of some eight or nine watches and about as many revolvers were stolen. No clue has yet been discovered as to who committed the robbery. Nightwatchman Currrier at about 11 o=clock Saturday evening noticed a suspicious looking man standing at the door of Mr. Conrad=s store. He flashed the light of his lantern upon him and noticed his appearance, but did not know who he was.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

There are twenty-seven railroads in KansasCrailroads, in name. But they are owned and operated by the three great systems of the west, as follows:The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe owns and operates twelve of them; the Missouri Pacific owns and operates six of them; and the Union Pacific operates nine of them. There is not a single railroad in KansasCnot a foot of roadCoperated by a local company.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Wants a WifeCWho Can It Be?

From the Kansas City Times, we glean that a gentleman of Arkansas City, Kansas, writes thus to the superintendent of Castle Gardens, New York.

AI would like to know what kind of wives you can furnish. There is more men here than women who want to marry. I myself would like to have a good wife that will be good, and kind, and clean, and neat, and a good cook. I am a widower. I have only one child, a boy 13 years old. My wife has been dead since five years. I would like to have a wife not older than 35 nor younger than 20 years. Now, gentlemen, I want all the information necessary in regard to this matter you can furnish. I am not the only man in this part of Kansas that would like to have a good wife.@

We know not the author of the above, but in revolving the names of the widowers of Arkansas City over in our mind, the first individual who struck our fancy who would be so cruel to the girls of Arkansas City, was our friend, E. Baldwin. Upon a maturer thought we readily see it was not him because he lacks the offspring. Neither was it our friend, Milks, because his offspring is a girl instead of a boy. No more widowers can we recall to our memory so the problem Awho the author can be@ remains unsolved in our mind.

In commenting upon the letter, the Times says:

AThere are in the state of Kansas 50,000 more males than females between the age of 20 and 40 years. The Arkansas City gentleman who anxiously sends all the way to Castle Gardens for matrimonial information is one of a large class. Since the east has a surplus of females pining for manly figures upon which to lean, and the west has this immense body of males pining for the gentle touch of the leaning feminine, what a pity that the two sections cannot interchange their commodities. They have busy agencies for sending homeless city boys to good western homes, and the need is as urgent in the case of the grown girls. The state of Kansas is an interested party. Its development would be greatly accelerated by a well-managed matrimonial exchange. Governor Martin is generally on the lookout for his state=s welfare. He ought to have an ear for the words of the Arkansas City gentleman and the 49,999 others in the same boat.@


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Sealed proposals will be received by the undersigned up till 6 o=clock p.m., on Monday, the 5th day of April, 1886, for the whole or part of the work required in the erection and completion of a brick school building in the 2nd ward of Arkansas City, Kansas. Labor and material stated separate. Plans and specifications can be seen at the office of Wm. Gall, architect, room 19, Hasie block. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Proposals to be addressed to A. Wilson, clerk, marked AProposals.@ By order of the board. ALEX. WILSON, Clerk.

Arkansas City, Kansas, March 11, 1886.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

A Winfield man and responsible citizen, who is posted in the present railroad move at that place, informed D. P. Marshall that Winfield people do not expect to get the Independence & Southwestern railroad, for which they are working up bonds. He says their object is to prevent Arkansas City from getting the road for which they are working now or any other road. He calls the whole Winfield move a swindle.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


Every citizen in Arkansas City is hereby notified to clean up their alleys, pig pens, and out buildings, or take the consequence of the law.

W. J. GRAY, City Marshal.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

A New Departure.

H. Godehard & Co., have started their bakery wagon; they deliver you fresh bakery goods every morning excepting Sunday.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Stockmen Attention.

L. P. U. Of West Bolton you are requested to meet at the Mercer schoolhouse on Friday evening, March 26th, to transact business of importance by order of P. H. SOMERS, Capt.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

An Opportunity.

No one need hesitate to give his name to Mr. Walker as a subscriber to the Ideal Library, for no collections will be made by him until we are in receipt of the Library, which will contain not less than 300 volumes to commence with, and as many more as possible.

MOWRY & SOLLITT, Librarians.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

AD. A CHANGE. Having purchased the grocery stock and bakery establishment of Trafflick & Blizzard, I am prepared to accommodate everybody with Staple and Fancy Groceries, as cheaply as Any Firm in the City. I will have my BREAD WAGON ready to supply everyone with Fresh Break, all kinds of Cakes, Pies, etc., at their door. Hoping to gain a share of the patronage from the citizens of Arkansas City, I remain Most Respectfully,



Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


Oliver Bros., of Wichita, Proprietors, Edward Grady, Manager.

Bring Your Orders to us and we will Make You Prices Lower than our competitors for the Same Quality of Material.

An entire New Stock of LUMBER, LATH, SHINGLES, SASH DOORS, BLINDS, ETC., is being put in.

Call on us at our Lumber Yard on North Summit Street at

W. L. Aldridge=s former stand. It will be to the advantage of all lumber buyers.


ED. GRADY, Manager.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


A Card.

We wish to thank our many friends for the surprise they gave us on the 6th of March. It being our second anniversary, they will be kindly remembered for the valuable presents they gave us.



Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Last Sunday Rev. N. S. Buckner preached his last sermon of the conference year just ended. Jas. Hill, one of the financial board of the M. E. Church, arose and announced that all the expenses of the church incurred during the past year had not been defrayed, and that some $250 was needed to cancel their indebtedness. Of this sum $218 was wanted to complete the payment of the pastor=s salary, and Mr. Hill proposed that the congregation should raise that amount then and there. He stated that it was not only just and right for the money to be raised, but that it was policy also, as it would give the M. E. Church of this city prestige and influence with conference. To have the name of not paying the pastor=s salary in full would at once convince conference and the world of the lifeless and unscrupulous way that the Methodists of this place have in doing business. These and other arguments Mr. Hill used to show where the line of duty was. He himself started the ball rolling by subscribing $40, which he afterwards raised to $45. Others followed with sums ranging from $1 to $10 and in this way the required sum was raised. As there was not a full attendance of the members, on account of the inclemency of the weather, this might be considered no insignificant achievement for the Methodists of this city. It shows their vim, energy, and liberality, and will have its weight in giving them success in the future. The rest of the $250 was raised in the evening.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Capt. Siverd, of Winfield, was over in Cedar Township last week and made a speech in favor of Winfield=s projected railroad. In the course of his remarks, the Captain stated that Arkansas City was the child of Winfield; that Arkansas City had not an industry but that Winfield had given it. What an unnatural mother Winfield is, if the Captain=s remark be true, to try and throttle her Aonly child,@ by fraud and wild-cat railroad schemes? But, alas, the Captain has lived so long in Winfield he is unable to speak the truth even when the occasion demands it. Arkansas City is a child no longer. That era in our existence is a thing of the past. We have grown from a barren sand-hill to a city of almost 5,000 inhabitants. In fact, Arkansas City has grown to be a giant; a fact the Captain will have learned too late when he seeks the nomination of Sheriff at the hand of the Republican voters from this end of the county. A good scheme for Capt. Siverd, if he desires to remain on that slate prepared by the Winfield ring as a candidate for sheriff, would be to bridle his tongue.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Captain O. S. Rarick came up from the Territory Monday with Wm. Martney, who he arrested for stealing a pair of horses from Michael Conroy, near the mouth of Sand Creek, south of Arkansas City, on the 17th of February. Captain Rarick has been on his track since that time, and finally caught him on the 3rd inst., at Fort Reno, Indian Territory. He brought him to Arkansas City, and he was arraigned before United States Commissioner Bonsall, and waived an examination. The bond was fixed at $1,000.00, and upon his failing to give it, he was committed to the Cowley County jail, to await the sitting of the United States District Court, which convenes next September at Wichita.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The petition which Winfield had the voters of Cedar, Spring Creek, and Silverdale Townships to sign up provided for the building of a road from Winfield to Tisdale, then to Dexter, then through Liberty Township close to the north line of Silverdale Township to Maple City. From Maple City the road is projected in a circuitous route to Independence. Voters in the townships should take their maps of Cowley County and see what an unfeasible route this will be. Winfield would never dare allow Tisdale a railroad because she is too much afraid the county seat will be moved away from her.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Having purchased Mr. Ross= stone quarry on the state line south of town, and let the same to Messrs. Hughes & Haven. They will be ready the coming week to furnish all kinds of flagging and dimension stone on short notice. Orders may be sent to the quarry or given to me, and they will be promptly attended to and at as reasonable rates as stone can be furnished.



Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The Railroad Question.

During the past week two petitions have been presented to the voters of Cedar, Spring Creek, and Silverdale Townships, asking for the required signatures to call elections to vote aid in the building of a railroad. One petition is gotten up by Winfield parties. It asks aid for the Independence and Southwestern railroad. This line of road is a Santa Fe scheme and is projected and chartered from Independence along the state line to Arkansas City and thence on west. It never was intended to be, and never will be, run up to Winfield. But the schemers at the county seat recognized the fact that Arkansas City would soon have an east and west railroad. In order to cheat Arkansas City of this enterprise, they set their heads together and resolved upon the plan of tying up the townships east of us in Cowley County with bonds for the Independence and Southwestern. The propellers of this scheme themselves have no idea that their projected line of the Independence and Southwestern will ever be built. The route is not feasible, and the idea that any railroad company would build down from Independence--a city on a direct line east of Winfield--to the state line and thence back up to Winfield within the lines of three counties, is absurd. The other petition presented to the voters of Spring Creek, Cedar, and Silverdale Townships for their signatures calling an election to vote aid in the construction of the Kansas state line road in the interests of Arkansas City. This road is chartered to be built from Oswego, Kansas, connecting at that city with the Frisco railroad, and come to Arkansas City, passing along the state the townships mentioned heretofore. Here the road will connect with the Geuda Springs, Caldwell and Northwestern, which will be, upon completion, no doubt turned over to the Frisco. Bonds upon the G. S. C. & N. W. Road have been voted in all the townships west of us to the western Sumner County line and elections are now pending in Harper County. The citizens of the townships mentioned above have a chance at last to get a railroad if they will not allow Winfield to step in to thwart them by a wild cat scheme. But even supposing that the Winfield project is a reality. The citizens in the above townships will get only a Santa Fe bob-tail. While upon the other hand, if aid is extended to the Kansas State line road, they will get a line of road over 200 miles in length and in direct communication with the St. Louis market. Citizens of Cedar, Spring Creek, and Silverdale Townships, we have presented you some of the facts in regard to the railroad question in the above. We do not tell you what to do, because each and all of you are capable of judging, from the points we give, what you want. Do not act rashly in this matter. Investigate as we have done and you will find the above to be gospel truth. Winfield does not care whether you ever get a railroad. She only wants to tie your townships up in bonds in order that the road may be retarded in its coming to Arkansas City. Aid the Kansas City State Line road and you will be connected to the outside world with iron bands inside of 12 months.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

A fight occurred in the European Restaurant between the proprietors, Geo. Druitt and Geo. Beaman, last Thursday night about 8 o=clock. The latter was intoxicated and stood in front of the restaurant, repeating that he had some Aold scores@ to settle with Druitt and that he was going inside to see about it. He was told several times to go away, but refused to do so. Finally getting inside of the restaurant, he commenced calling Druitt names. Druitt resented this slanderous attack. Different parties tried to keep the combatants from coming together. Druitt being at first behind the counter, tried to get around where Beaman was. Failing in this and being extremely provoked, he seized a heavy glass match holder and threw it at Beaman, striking him above the eyes and making a deep gash. Both men were arrested and fined $5. and costs.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Last Thursday evening a merry group composed of the members of the middle class of the Arkansas City High School and the Abashful@

young men from the Senior=s assembled at the residence of G. J. Rice in the first ward to bid Miss Carrie farewell. The evening was passed very pleasantly. As a token of friendship, the guests presented Miss Carrie with copies of the works of Burns and Byron and a volume of Jean Ingelow. Chas. Stamper made the presentation speech. Refreshments came next and then it was that the merriment ran the highest. At a reasonable hour the guests dispersed to their respective homes.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

FOR SALE. 140 head of steers, 60 of them coming three and the remainder two years of age. Call on W. J. Stewart, seven miles southeast of town on the Arkansas River.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Coin metal teaspoons at Ridenour & Thompson=s, $1.50 per dozen.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


Mrs. Al. Woolsey is very ill.

The Frisco road has put in a telephone.

Mr. Woods, of the 4th ward, is very sick.

E. P. Greer was down from Winfield Tuesday.

Register if you desire to vote for the new bridge law.

DIED. The twin babes born to Mrs. Nellie E. Hunt have died.

J. W. Hutchinson is able to come up to his office this week.

[They had Hutchinson...did they mean Hutchison???]

Henry Hendon has moved to the city from Bolton Township.

M. C. Copple has telephone connections with his residence.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Knedler, a boy, on Sunday night.

C. L. Welsh, of Latham, was in the city Wednesday on business.

T. D. Richardson has sold his well-drilling machine to John Mott.

R. L. Balyeat=s public sale comes off Tuesday in Bolton Township.

Pitts Ellis is building a cottage residence on lots in the first ward.

Rev. N. S. Buckner went to McPherson Tuesday to attend Conference.

The Diamond Mills shipped two car loads of flour to the South this week.

The Coterie will meet at the residence of N. T. Snyder on next Monday.

Mrs. Delzell and family arrived here from Mercer County, Illinois, and located.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ranner, on Monday night, in Arkansas City, a girl. [NOT SURE OF NAME...COULD BE RAHNER...TYPE BLEEDING!]

Patronize home institutions. Ride in M. C. Copple=s carriage. Call by telephone.

J. M. McKie writes from Altoona, Illinois, that he wants the REPUBLICAN another year.

C. F. Snowden, of Huntington, Indiana, partner of M. G. Hoover, will arrive here Monday.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


Mrs. Frank Austin and babe arrived home Wednesday from their visit at Leavenworth.

S. C. Smith, the new hotel man, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, arrived in the city the first of the week.

John Fowler, nephew of Dr. C. R. Fowler, from the Buckeye state, is visiting in the citty.

WANTED. A position as bookkeeper or clerk, best of references. Inquire at this office.

The bridge comes up April 6 for ratification. Do you want to vote upon it? If you do, register.

E. B. Wingate, chief civil engineer of the K. C. & S. W. left Tuesday for a visit to Philadelphia.

Our friend, Bob Howe, of Maple City, was in Wednesday en route to Winfield on railroad business.

Mrs. Edward Grady and son returned yesterday from a short visit to friends and relations at Wichita.

N. W. McCain, of Nortonville, Kansas, is in the city with the view of engaging in the grocery business.

The Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church will give a sociable at Dr. Shepard=s Wednesday evening.

Mrs. S. F. Steinberger left on the Frisco Thursday morning for an extended visit to relatives at Edinburg, Indiana.

J. A. Dawson went to Knoxville, Tennessee, last week prospecting and writes back that he will locate there for the present.

R. A. Houghton & Co., have combined the stocks of their two stores. They will now be found at Hank Endicott=s old stand.

WANTED. A girl to do general house work for a small family. Good wages if satisfaction is given. Enquire at Diamond Front.

The stock for Oliver Bros. lumber yard is being detained by the great strike. Only a small portion of their stock has arrived.

Misses Carrie and Hattie Rice leave Monday for a visit to relations at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They will be gone several months.

A. A. Newman went to New York Thursday to be gone some three weeks. While away he will purchase a mammoth stock of goods.

Mrs. L. H. Benedict has rented her store room to Gilbert & Jenne of Fall City, Nebraska, who will open up a large dry goods establishment.

Rev. Warner Curtis, brother of W. H. Curtis, who has been missionary to South America for the past nine years, will be in the city next week.

By a special dispatch to the Kansas City Times, we see that bonds have been voted to aid in the construction of the G. S. C. & N. W. Railroad.

The Masonic organization has changed its nights of meeting from the 1st and 3rd Saturday nights of each month to the 1st and 3rd Wednesday nights.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


Enterprising J. P. Johnson has surrounded his home property with a good and substantial walk. We hope others will follow Mr. Johnson=s example.

Our shippers of stock are not shipping at present on account of the strike. Ira Barnett is holding several car loads awaiting the adjustment of the trouble.

S. F. George returns to Greensburg today. Mr. George will represent the Johnson Loan and Trust Company in Kiowa County in the loaning of money.

Mrs. F. J. Hess left for Suncook, New Hampshire, Monday morning on a visit to relatives. Mr. Hess accompanied her as far as St. Louis on the way. He came home Thursday evening.

At the Pink Ball Tuesday evening, given by the Coterie in Highland Opera House, the attendance was not very large. Only about 20 couples were there to participate.

J. L. Howard, who went up to Doniphan County last week, came home Monday and reports that all the time he was there the ground was covered with eight inches of snow.

Henry Endicott sold his 5 acres south of town for $1,000. Hank is quite a rustler in real estate, having made a number of sales since being connected with the office of F. J. Hess.

The scribe of the REPUBLICAN in speaking of G. F. Potter, the blacksmith in our columns, called him G. T. Potter. We correct and promise G. F. The like will never occur again.

The plans and specifications have been prepared for the extension of the National Bank building. It is handsome. Won=t Fifth Avenue boom with all its new and handsome blooms.

James Parks cane up from Pawnee Agency the first of the week, where he has been several weeks past erecting a store room. From this city Mr. Parks left for a visit to his old home in Ohio.

Frank Balyeat and Dr. Fowler bought the nine lots lying east of Dr. Fowler=s residence. Price, $1,800. They will build some fine residences on them this summer. Dick Hess manipulated the sale.

G. A. Sutton and H. S. Libby, both energetic citizens of Maple City, were in Arkansas City Wednesday in the interest of the Kansas State Line Railroad. Both gentlemen subscribed for the REPUBLICAN.

Ike Harkleroad, of Silverdale Township, was perambulating our streets over this week. Ike is a gritty representative of the Kansas State Line road, and is putting in telling licks in its interests.

T. D. Richardson has decided to remove from Arkansas City to his Harper County farm. This week he has been having his household effects packed, and with his family Monday will start for his future home.

Dave Carder will be a candidate for the office of school director in the second ward. We=ll wager our last summer=s straw hat Dave will not have the pleasure of sitting on the school board this year. No, not this year, Dave.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


Col. Copeland, the renowned lecturer, will orate in Highland Opera House March 29. Many of our readers will remember Col. Copeland as having lectured here two years ago, and how well they were entertained by him.

W. A. Ritchie, the architect, opened up his office--room No. 1 of the Commercial block--Monday. From the drawings Mr. Ritchie exhibited to us, we can say Arkansas City will have several handsome blocks erected this season.

It has been said and much talked of on our streets by certain parties that it would be a grand economy to do away with a superintendent. The REPUBLICAN answers that by asking who ever heard tell of an army without a general?

The Santa Fe railroad authorities are contemplating lining their track with a double row of Russian Mulberry. It is said that this will give the road a perfect protection against snow drifts and prevent any future snow blockades.

Parties residing within the corporate limits of Arkansas City must register ere they can vote. The laws of Kansas are to the effect that residents of a city of the second class must register once a year in order to exercise the right of suffrage.

Mrs. Jno. Clendenin, of Pratt Center, who was visiting in this city some two weeks ago, returned home last week. Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Clendenin arrived in Arkansas City. Mrs. Clendenin will visit here several weeks. Mr. Clendenin returned home yesterday.


Arkansas City Republican, March 16, 1886.

The Otoe Indian dances came off Wednesday evening in Highland Opera House. A very large crowd was in attendance. The performance was better than was expected by those who attended. Even the management was surprised. It was also a success financially.

A. J. Ayers and family, of Grainsfield, Kansas, arrived in the city Tuesday on a visit. Mr. Ayers is a son of V. M. Ayers. Mr. Ayers and family have been visiting in California for three months past and were on their way home. They will visit here a week or so.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Monday C. E. Salisbury & Co., open their exclusive boot and shoe store in the south room of Highland Opera House block. Al. Mowry, the irrepressible heavy weight, from Bolton, has removed to the city and is assisting Messrs. Salisbury & Co., in their dispensing of foot wear.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

L. S. Jones and C. W. Williams, of Louisville, Kentucky were in the city the first of the week. These gentlemen were here for the purpose of locating a large jobbing house. No store room was obtainable in the city; consequently, they have not determined what they will do.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The Frisco agent here has received orders not to accept cattle for shipment to St. Louis, except on the condition that the cattle be unloaded this side of the city and driven through to the stock yards. The cause of this order is the great strike now in progress along the Frisco and Missouri Pacific lines.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Yesterday the county commissioners called an election in Cedar, Silverdale, Spring Creek, and Creswell Townships to vote aid to the Kansas State Line road. The election will come off May 3. They also called an election to vote bonds to the Independence & Southwestern road in Cedar, Spring Creek, Otter, Liberty, and Walnut Townships for Saturday, May 1.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


The capacity of the Government Indian School at Lawrence is placed at 350. There are now 365 pupils in the school and twenty-five applications for admission are before the superintendent, who is compelled to refuse them until additional accommodations have been provided.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


Colonel E. C. Manning, of Winfield, has brought suit at Washington, D. C., against the Union Transfer Company, for $10,000 damages for the killing of his son, E. B. Manning, who was run over by one of the company=s hansom cabs on March 4, 1885, during the jam occasioned by the inauguration, and died two days afterward of the injuries received.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.


It is stated that the capitol building at Topeka is now lighted only by a few lamps, and tallow candles in such departments as could not afford lamps. The gas appropriation has been used up, and by order of the Executive Council the gas company turned off the gas. This action was because of the law passed making it a felony for any State officer to exceed appropriations made for specific purposes.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Hackney Harpings.

Charley White has taken unto himself a better half and planted himself on the old Victor farm.

Messrs. Victor and Ging loaded their personal effects on a car at our station last Monday and pulled for Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas.

Our old neighbor, Hon. Henry Harbaugh, whose public sale transpired last week, moved his family day before yesterday to his son-in-law, in Beaver Township. Henry Harbaugh will rustle around prospecting this spring.

School opened up last Monday in district 115, after much bickering with Miss Mattie Victor as supreme idea-shootist.

Miss Lillie Walton began school this week at the Holland institution.

The joint debate between the Centennial and Tannehill societies finally came off, with victory in favor of the farmers. The Centennial debate proved conclusively that it is not to the interest of the farmers of Beaver Township to vote railroad bonds under any consideration.

David Shaw sold to J. F. Henderson of Arkansas City last week seven steers, whose average weight was 1,525 lbs. @ 4-1/2 cents.

A fruit tree bill of $750 has been ordered by Charles Rawbean this spring. Charley will make horticulture a specialty in the future.

Mr. Allison has moved onto the Croco farm vacated by Mr. Ging.

Several parties have been through this neighborhood the past week hunting for farms to rent. They have had poor success. Our valley farms do not have to go begging for tenants.

W. B. Holland is making some progress as an elocutionist, and treats the Centennial society weekly to interesting recitations.

Our Chinese babel-orchestra are tuning up their instruments preparatory to serenading the two newly married couples of last week. One ambitious fellow worked the greater part of last night manufacturing a horse-fiddle.

Miss Ella Beach is visiting relatives this week at Arkansas City.

Miss Violet Wright is quite low with that fell-destroyer, consumption. Nearly all the women relatives of this family have died with this disease.

The Centennial literary elected new officers last Tuesday as follows:

President, Lewis P. King.

Vice President, J. C. Snyder.

Secretary, Ed. Byers.

Treasurer, Miss Belle McCulloch.

Sergeant at Arms, Ves Byers.

Editors, Miss Maggie Teeter and W. B. Holland.

The question AResolved, That the world is growing worse, morally,@ was debated in the affirmative by Messrs. J. C. Snyder,

W. B. Holland, and M. H. Markum; negative, Lewis P. King, Ed. Byers, and Lloyd Guper. Decided in favor of the affirmative.


[Wonder about Guper...could this be Luper?]


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The impudence that Tom Soward has had to ask the voters of Silverdale Township to do without a railroad in order to tie up the townships east of her to keep Arkansas City from getting the Kansas State Line road is appalling. But they do say, and we know it to be true, that our Democratic friend, Ike Harkleroad, sat down on Tommie, and squelched all his puny efforts to raise any enthusiasm for Winfield, Tisdale, Dexter, and any way to suit the crowd railroad. Tommie went back to Winfield and told the Abosses@ that someone who had some influence must go down into the township of Silverdale and do some work. Hon. E. P. Greer imagined that he had Asome influence@ and so he paid that township a visit. The result was he stirred up such a hornet=s nest in Silverdale Township against Winfield and her projected railroad that should any one of the outfit appear there again, their enterprise would be stung to death. [Source of this item not given.]


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The Courier is moved to remark: AA. V. Alexander, the rustling young lumberman, was up from the Terminus Monday. He is a partner of Mr. Lamport in the Santa Fe Lumber Yard of this city, recently purchased. Mr. Alexander also has interests in numerous yards out on the Santa Fe and is yet extending his business. He is one of Cowley=s most energetic, shrewd, and urbane young businessmen and makes a success at anything he tackles. The yard here is being extensively stocked and will do a big business this year.@


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

All of our real estate men agreed to saying that the prospects for a big boom in Arkansas City were never more flattering than for the present season. People are arriving every day, looking for locations and for farms on which to make a home. Real estate is changing hands rapidly, which makes money plenty. Arkansas City always has been in the lead and this season is not going to be an exception.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Little Maud, assisted by some of our very best home talent, gave an entertainment to a good house last evening. Little Maud is certainly a prodigy as an elecutionist. She is only four years old, and has never received any scientific instruction. Winfield Tribune.

Little Maud appears tonight in Highland Opera House.


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

The Winfield Daily Visitor of Tuesday says:

AMajor M. H. Munson, a locating engineer of the Chicago, Kansas and Western railroad with a corps of eight men stopped at the Central last night. Major Munson tells us that he has been overland from Eureka, Greenwood County, to Arkansas City, and is now going to finish up his work, when he will report to headquarters.@


Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

A good audience, considering the evening, greeted Little Maud at the Opera House Saturday evening, to hear this child wonder. This was her first appearance before the public at this place. All went away agreeably surprised and entertained. As many knew, this little Awee lassie@ is M. M. Scott=s child, and is only four years old. Her selections consisted of different pieces, as the ACurfew must not ring tonight,@ AMaud Muller,@ ASomebody=s Darling,@ and other selections that older persons would fail upon, but Little Maud is truly a prodigy that her father and mother might be justly proud of. It seems almost incredible that such a little thing could possibly render such difficult pieces with ease and almost perfection, but seeing is believing. We hope Mr. Scott will favor the public with another entertainment soon. Mr. Olmstead furnished the music, which was par-excellence. Winfield Courier.

Little Maud appears in the Opera House tonight.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

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South Room in Highland Hall block.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

The Independence & Southwestern.

For the benefit of our friends and readers in the townships of Cedar and Spring Creek, the REPUBLICAN presents them with the history of the Independence & Southwestern railroad project. Some ten months ago, it will be remembered, the Missouri Pacific people filed a charter for the building of a railroad from LeRoy south to Independence and then west through the townships along the state line via Arkansas City to Trinidad, Colorado. No sooner had this scheme become public, then, in steps, the Santa Fe company filed a charter for the Independence & Southwestern road from Independence.

Arkansas City, and by rapid movements in the calling of elections in Montgomery County, headed the Missouri Pacific folks off. The Santa Fe readily recognized the fact that it would be very detrimental to their interests to allow the Missouri Pacific folks to enter this territory, or any other railroad company. Accordingly they set about to defeat any and all propositions tending toward the occupying of the townships along the State Line with a railroad not controlled by them. Let us stop a moment and think what this Independence & Southwestern road has done in these ten months past towards building their line.

We are told that the line is partly built and entirely graded to Havana, a distance of seventeen miles from Independence, but have never seen any authentic statement to that effect. Supposing the report to be true; think of it, friends, ten months time consumed in building only ten or twelve miles of road! That shows plainly that the Santa Fe will never push westward unless compelled to. It will not pay that company to have two lines in such close proximity in the same territory.

But a few days since, it became public that the Independence & Southwestern had changed its route to Winfield, and last week the commissioners of Cowley County called an election asking for aid to build the road. In the petition this road promises to have everything in running order by October 1st, 1887, only eighteen months more time. The entire distance of the bob-tail will not exceed seventy-five miles. Twenty-eight months in building seventy-five miles of railway!

The Kansas State Line company ask from now until October 1st, 1887, in which to construct about one hundred and eighty-five miles of road, commencing at Oswego and running to Arkansas City. If no other company enters this territory, the Santa Fe will never build westward, because it can occupy this territory with its Southern Kansas road by inconveniencing its patrons. But they do not care for that.

On the other hand if another company attempts to enter the field with their line, the Independence & Southwestern comes to life. Thus it will always be unless our farmer friends over east cast their ballots for a competing line of railway; then the Santa Fe will have to build in order to compete.

By voting for the Kansas State Line road, friends in the townships of Cedar, Spring Creek, and Silverdale, you will get a railroad. As long as you allow the Santa Fe company to stand on guard east of you, without rebuking them, keeping out the roads desiring to occupy the territory, just so long you will do without a railroad.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Chas. Chambers was arrested last Friday by Capt. Rarick for complicity in the horse-stealing affair down in the Territory on Sand Creek ranch, from M. Conroy. It will be remembered that the thief was arrested last week and is now in the Winfield jail, and he connects young Chambers with the affair. From what we can learn, young Chambers was down in the Territory hunting for work. On the night the horses were stolen, he was on his way home and stopped at Mike Roup=s house all night. We are informed the fellow in jail told Chambers he intended stealing the horses, but the latter supposed he was only joking and said nothing about it to anyone. Now, it is alleged that Chambers was to come to the state line and there meet the thief with the two horses and receive one. John Anderson was also arrested as an accomplice and both are now under bonds to appear in U. S. Court April 27.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Theodore Plate, president of the Inter-State Gas Company, informed the citizen committee Thursday that his company had only erected one stand-pipe before, and that was at Belleville, Illinois. He said that it was put up in the main street. Right here Mr. Plate allowed his true nature. The stand-pipe at Belleville, Illinois, is one mile from the business center of town on a hill. We know this to be a fact. Mr. Plate=s memory seems to be failing him and yet he resides only 16 miles from Belleville.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

MR. EDITOR: I see in report of last council meeting that Mr. Dunn proposed the appointment of a city surveyor. Now, sir, if there is any one thing needed in the city it is a city surveyor from the fact that it appears almost an impossibility to obtain the services of the county surveyor when his services are needed by our people and I think such action by our council will be heartily endorsed by the people.



Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

FOR SALE. A good house of three large rooms, cellar, well, stable, and four lots. Good location in 1st ward. Inquire of Snyder & Hutchison, or J. P. Musselman, owner, Rose Hill, Butler County, Kansas. Will trade for stock, or sell on time payments. Price, $1,500.

[Paper had Mussleman...believe Musselman is correct!]


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

The Stand-Pipe.

Mr. Plate, the president of the Inter-State Gas Company, is in town this week in answer to a notification from the city clerk that the council desired to reconsider the location of the stand-pipe. There was a called meeting of the council Wednesday evening, all members present. The object of the meeting was stated by the chairman and discussion invited. Mr. Plate endeavored to show that the stand-pipe at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Summit Street would be no obstruction, as there would be room enough for two wagons to pass on either side; that it would be built on the best foundation making it perfectly safe, and that, as his drawings showed, it would be artistically built. He also stated that the pumping would be easier if there was no turn in the feed-pipe. He asked that a remonstrance be read or that some arguments be advanced proving that it should not go where located.

After some discussion, Mr. Hill=s motion was carried that a committee of seven citizens be appointed to meet Mr. Plate the next day and try and determine the best location for the pipe. The committee consisted of C. R. Sipes, Maj. Hasie, Geo. Frick,

H. Godehard, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, and C. D. Burroughs.

Thursday was spent by the committee and Mr. Plate in a fruitless attempt to have the location of the stand-pipe changed, but nothing was accomplished, only to condem its present location.

In the evening the council met as adjourned. Mr. Plate opened the discussion by stating his failure to accomplish anything with the committee. They simply did not want it on its present site, but did not suggest any other. Although he did not want to antagonize the citizens, he had taken legal advice and claimed he could, under the circumstances, hold the present site. He would consent, however, to either of the intersections directly west or would purchase a vacant lot if insured from injunction and damages by private individuals in the vicinity.

Mr. Davis thought the company was persecuted and would aid in purchasing a site. Mr. Hill offered the company $50 toward buying a location and $2,000 for their franchise. Mr. Hight spoke in favor of the present site. Mr. Dunn said he had voted for the present site, but that he had found great opposition from his constituents, which was reason enough that he was wrong, but did not want to vote to reconsider, preferring to let the matter rest without further action, believing that the company could not afford to antagonize the citizens and would purchase a location.

After several irregular motions were withdrawn, a motion to reconsider was made and under the roll call stood: Ayes--Hill, Dunn, Prescott, and Dean; Nays--Thompson, Bailey, Hight, and Davis. The mayor declared the motion just and the matter now stands as it was.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Free Entertainment.

Prof. Henry B. Funk and family, late of Kansas City, have located in Arkansas City and will give a free concert at the Presbyterian Church on next Monday night, March 22nd, at which time Prof. Funk will illustrate his method of teaching by giving a few public lessons to the audience. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

FOR SALE. Parties wishing to invest in a good dairy business will find a bargain by consulting John Myrtle at his farm 3/4 of a mile west of south bridge, Arkansas City, Kansas; will sell or trade for stock my dairy stock and business. Address John Myrtle, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.



Call and see us before buying.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.



Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Grave Dangers Ahead.

NEW YORK, MARCH 11. The following editorial from the evening Post on the southwestern strike is said by businessmen of this city to represent their opinions.

The statements published by Receiver Brown of the Misouri Pacific, showing the nature of the demands made upon them by the Knights of Labor, are very significant because symptomatic of the condition of industry and society everywhere. There are very few employers of labor, whether individual or corporate, who are not lying awake of nights thinking about what is going on in Texas and Missouri. There are no intelligent persons, whether employers or employed, who are not looking with anxiety for all the news from that quarter and trying to form an idea of what the end will be.

There are those who believe that a socialist revolution is and has been for a long time impending. Although the avowed socialists are an extremely small part of even the most densely populated cities, the belief is entertained by careless observation that their ideas are spreading among the trade unions which have been for the most part their avowed opponents hitherto, and that if some great strike or convulsion of industry should result disastrously to the strikers, the main body would adopt the cause of the socialist for better or worse.

Socialism has a great many queer fancies but division of property is at the bottom of them all. This signifies the overturning of law and the temporary stopping of civilization. We say temporary because after any possible social disturbance, the worst conceivable society must right itself somehow. In the first two years of the French revolution, those calling themselves Athe people,@ employed themselves in butchering the aristocrats and the next six [? Looked like six] years in butchering each other. But the result proved that anarchy could last forever.

If there is such a coming evil, it is quite useless to run away from it. The supporters of law and order, whether capitalists or non-capitalists, ought to and must put themselves in readiness to meet it and instead of compromising the law and yielding a point here and a point there of its authority and majesty, must make a firm stand on the first well-defined issue that presents. The Trans-Pacific case appears to be such an issue.

The statement of Receiver Brown is to be taken as a true one until proven otherwise by something better entitled to evidence than the out-givings of a secret society. The Texas Pacific road ia a bankrupt corporation. It was built in advance of any real need for it. By a real need is meant such a need as would enable its operation in the country adjacent and tributary to it to pay running expenses and a fair rate of interest on the capital employed. The indispensable condition of successful industry was wanting. It was accordingly taken possession of by the officers of the law of whom Receiver Brown is one--an inferior one, to be made the most of in the interest of the creditors. Its creditors in the order of preference are: First, its employees; second, those who furnish its needed supplies; and third, those who have loaned money to build it.

Of the seven propositions submitted by the Knights of Labor to the receiver for his signature, all but one are of a kind which he had no authority to sign or agree to, because his position was that of a subordinate officer of law. He refused to sign and the Knights of Labor struck. In order to make their strike more effective, they struck on the Missouri Pacific and its leased lines also. This was the largest boycott that the country has yet seen.

It boycotts not only the Missouri Pacific, but to a large extent the states of Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri.

There are probably more working men in the city of St. Louis alone than the whole number of boycotters in the Gould southwestern system. The question now is whether Receiver Brown and Vice President Hoxie will stand firm until public opinion is aroused by the oncoming of misery to assert the majesty and authority of the law.

A telegram from Fort Worth, Texas, says that the Farmer=s Alliance is in sympathy with the strikers and will join them in political steps to control the state. This is not at all unlikely.

The farmer has been so accustomed to look upon corporations as his enemy that he will naturally join forces with any other enemy who comes in sight. Yet the alliance will be of short duration because the farmers= interests require speedy and uninterrupted railway transportation. Moreover, in the long run, he will find that to whatever extent the artisan gets more than a fair share of the aggregate earnings of the nation--more than the share which free competition would yield--it must come out of agriculture. There is no other from which it can come. Still the farmer will probably side with organized labor in the beginning.

If Receiver Brown yields to the demands presented, he must begin by asking the court whose officer he is for permission to sign a paper which is virtual abdication of his office. If Vice President Hoxie=s statement is true--and it must be true, unless there has been some recent change in the practice of the law--no yielding on his part would affect the status of the Texas and Pacific in any degree. It would seem, therefore, that no case could be imagined upon which or where the necessity of their doing so could be more imperative, let the consequences be what they may.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.


General Weaver is now before the house with a bill providing for the opening and settlement of the Oklahoma land and the Cherokee Strip and the reservations south of the Oklahoma district. A sub-committee of the house committee on territories has been inquiring into the question of titles to lands in the Indian Territory with a view to enable the committees to act intelligently upon the question and the committee finds that the title to these lands does not rest in the United States except as it may hold title as trustee for the Indians. The sub-committee made a report of this to the full committee, which was accepted, and virtually settles the controversy over the Oklahoma lands, and therefore before the United States can provide a territorial government for Oklahoma, it will be necessary to treat with the Indians for its purchase and the session of the land to the United States. Had President Cleveland followed the instructions of congress and negotiated with the Indians for the sale of this land, Oklahoma might now be open to settlement; but he did not, and upon him rests the blame for this delay. Until this is done, nothing can be done toward the settlement of Oklahoma. [Boomer-related.]


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

The Strike.

TOPEKA, KANSAS, MARCH 11. Labor Commissioner Frank H. Betton has returned from the scene of the Missouri Pacific trouble at Atchison. He takes the view that while the employees of the Missouri Pacific system were mistaken in tying up the whole system, yet the Texas Knights of Labor were justified in striking. From Governor Brown=s statement he thinks that it was a clear attempt to break up the Knights of Labor in Texas, and he thinks it ought to be sat down on.

NEW YORK, MARCH 11. The Times in an editorial on the Missouri Pacific strike says: AThere is no justification for the continuance of this blockade of traffic which has resulted from the attempt to compel a bankrupt railroad in Texas to reinstate a man discharged for taking part in the proceedings of the Knights of Labor. It is a case in which the punishment is altogether too expensive, as applied.@


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

The R. R. Struggle.

Elsewhere in the columns of the REPUBLICAN we publish calls for special elections in the townships of Cedar and Silverdale to vote aid to the Kansas State Line road. The calls for the townships of Spring Creek and Creswell are published in the Democrat and the Traveler respectively. The Board of County Commissioners met last Friday in Winfield. In the morning S. C. Smith and J. A. Irwin received the petitions of citizens of Walnut, Liberty, Spring Creek, Cedar, and Otto Townships for elections to vote on bond propositions to the Independence and Southwestern railroad. The petitions were granted and the elections were called for May 1st.

In the afternoon the three commissioners received petitions of Cedar, Spring Creek, Silverdale, and Creswell Townships for elections to vote on bond propositions to the Kansas State Line Railway Company. The petitions were granted and the elections were called for May 3rd.

The principle struggle was between Winfield and Arkansas City for priority in the elections, Winfield working for the former and Arkansas City for the latter of the above sets of petitions.

Messrs. Smith and Irwin gave the precedence to the former company. S. C. Smith resides in Winfield and is chairman of the board of county commissioners, and refused to call the elections for the same day and thereby give each company equal chances.

But we will go back to the beginning of this railroad struggle. Some two months ago Hon. Jas. Hill, the gentleman who built the Frisco road to Arkansas City and is now building it west along the State line, conceived the plan of building a line of road from Oswego to Arkansas City through the Border townships to connect with his western Frisco extension here and thereby have an air-line to St. Louis. He set about to execute his idea immediately. About a month ago the charter was filed for the Kansas State Line road. Owng to a press of business matters on this western extension of the Frisco, the petitions were not in the township of which aid is asked as soon as Mr. Hill intended to have them, but they were there two days before those of the Independence & Southwestern and signed by good and legal tax-payers as well as voters.

Some busy body told Winfield of Arkansas City=s intentions and that she was going to file a charter for the Kansas State Line road. Immediately Bill Hackney jumps on the train, goes to Topeka, and tries to head off the Kansas State Line road, by obtaining the privilege of using the name of the Santa Fe road in building the Independence & Southwestern. He failed to get the necessary satisfaction at Topeka, so he determined to try higher authority. He went to Washington, and interviewed C. P. Huntington, of the Kansas and Arkansas Valley road projected from Ft. Smith to Arkansas City. That gentleman informed Mr. Hackney that he has his line mapped out and will not change it for the benefit of Winfield. Mr. Hackney saw Hon. H. W. Perkins and got him to introduce an amendment making the bill granting the right-of-way through the Territory read to some point between the Arkansas and Caney Rivers instead of Arkansas City. There the bill rests. It has never been passed as yet. The bill was permitted to be changed in order to unite the Kansas delegation in Congress.

The Kansas & Arkansas Valley road will come to Arkansas City. It is a Santa Fe project and they will never parallel their line from here to Winfield just to accommodate that city.

From Washington Mr. Hackney went to Boston and saw President Strong of the Santa Fe. Here he got permission by misrepresentation to use the Santa Fe=s name in connection with the Independence & Southwestern road to head off the Kansas State Line road and keep a competing line from entering the field. He returned home, filed a charter, and got his petitions into the townships of Spring Creek and Cedar two days later than the Kansas State Line road. On the same day the petitions were started from Winfield. Hon. E. P. Greer came down to Arkansas City to get Commissioner Guthrie to sign a call asking Chairman Smith to convene the board. Mr. Guthrie rightly refused because the petitions signed up by the proper number of voters of the townships had never been presented. Mr. Greer returned to Winfield and induced the chairman to sign the petitions himself.

The chairman of the Board of County Commissioners petitions himself to call a meeting! Whoever heard of the like before?

The petitions of the Kansas State Line road were in one day before all the petitions of the Independence & Southwestern were signed up. A petition signed by Commissioners Guthrie and Irwin asking Mr. Smith to call a meeting of the board to consider the Kansas State Line petitions was presented him, but that gentleman refused to countenance it until after he had disposed of the Independence & Southwestern, although their petitions were not in at the time.

When the hour for the meeting of the board arrived last Friday morning, Mr. Guthrie refused to sit with the board. Chairman Smith was marched to the courthouse between Bill Hackney and Henry Asp. Oh, we would hate to be the slave and have those men masters. During the session of the board, Mr. Hackney called the petitioners of the Kansas State Line road s__ns of b____hs and other vile names. After a great deal of talk, the chairman finally settled the matter as stated above.

We have consulted attorneys and they inform us that the call of the Independence & Southwestern is illegal; that it amounts to nothing, and shows to what desperate means Winfield has resorted to keep Arkansas City and the border townships from getting a road. Cedar, Silverdale, and Spring Creek are now paying taxes upon the bonds they voted to build the Southern Kansas, the Santa Fe, and the Frisco into Winfield. They voted bonds to the D. M. & A. Now, when all the border townships have a chance to secure a line, Winfield is trying to beat them out of it. Will our friends out east stand any such outrage?


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Items from 32.

Farmers have finished sowing oats and are now busy plowing for corn.

Now is the time of year when the assessor cometh around and values your old gray mule at $200.

Soon the sheriff will appear and sell your cow to pay taxes on the mule.

The farmers of East Creswell are having their farms surveyed into lots and will commence to erect dwellings this fall. They say the way Arkansaas City is growing she will soon reach Grouse Creek; and, that it is better to rush the times than for the times to rush you.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Does Bill Hackney represent the county commissioners? He should not, yet when one of our citizens asked a question of that body last Friday, he answered by calling the inquirer a s__n of a b___h and referring to the representatives of Silverdale, Spring Creek, and Cedar townships as a bag of g___ts. Whoever heard of such an indignity imposed upon men? After all of this, Mr. Hackney has the impudence to ask the voters of the above townships to vote aid for a railroad in which he is interested.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

It has been reported that Prof. Weir has omitted his visits to the West Ward School for three weeks. In justice to him I desire to correct this false statement. He has faithfully visited the West Ward School at least once a week, usually oftener, during the time I have been employed in that ward, a period of eleven months.


FLORENCE PATTERSON, Principal of West Ward.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

It now develops that the Douglass branch of the Santa Fe will form a junction at Seeley instead of Winfield. The road will be constructed from Douglass through Rock and Fairview Townships to Seeley. After all Winfield=s blowing, she loses her Douglass branch. It sounds much better to hear the conductor call out at Seeley change cars for El Dorado and cities north instead of Winfield.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

The charter of the Independence & Southwestern road first called for Arkansas City and several townships voted bonds to aid in constructing the road to Arkansas City. The Santa Fe is not foolish enough to change the route to Winfield and thereby lose the bonds.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

9 percent money at Lowe, Hoffman & Barron=s.

Seven pounds of the best package coffee for $1 at Rogers & Husto=s.

Spring goods. The very latest. A. G. Heitkam Merchant Tailor.

The best five cent cigar in the city--The Par Value--pure Havana filler at Kingsbury & Barnett=s.

Boys knee pants cut and ready to make at Heitkam=s. The Merchant Tailor.

Baby buggies; a larger lot than was ever brought into Southern Kansas before, at Pearson=s and at low prices.

Suits made to order $20.00 and upwards at A. G. Heitkam=s.

Insure your property with Lowe, Hoffman & Barron.

If you want the best farm in Cowley County at a bargain, call at the Arkansas City Land Office over Miller=s Hardware store.

Pants made to order at $5.00 and upwards at Heitkam=s the Tailor.

If you want choice building lots, call at Arkansas City Land Office, over Miller=s Hardware store.

Corduroy pants made to order $5.00 and $6.00 at A. G. Heitkam=s.

The Bescobel and The Queen are brands of Kingsbury and Barnett=s best ten cent cigars. They are excellent cigars.

Hats, caps, clothing, boots, shoes and Gents= furnishing goods at J. O. Johnson=s, Grady=s building.

For good groceries and at low prices, call on Rogers & Huston=s.

J. O. Johnson, the new clothing man, invites you to call on him in the Grady Building.

FOR SALE. 140 head of steers, 60 of them coming three, and the remainder two years of age. Call on W. J. Stewart seven miles southeast of town on the Arkansas River.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.


A fine registered boar for sale at the Arkansas City Land Office, over Miller=s Hardware Store.

Finest embroideries direct from manufacturers at O. P. Houghton=s, 1 door north of 1st National Bank.

A class in penmanship will be organized at the Business School next Monday evening, March 22. The class will be taught by Prof. A. D. Marble. Terms $1.50 for thirteen lessons. For further particulars, call on L. F. Abernethy at the Business School.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

The Cracker Factory.

Thursday Geo. W. Cunningham and L. B. Davidson received the charter for the Arkansas City cracker factory. The capital stock is $20,000. The directors are L. B. Davidson, of New York; James L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, G. W. Cunningham, N. T. Snyder, and F. J. Hess. The stock is all subscribed and the company is now looking up a building site. It proposes to erect a building suitable for the business and place the machinery in and commence operations as soon as possible. Mr. Davidson is an experienced cracker manufacturer and will have charge of the factory. He will go east Monday to make the necessary purchases of machinery and also to remove his family here. Thus does Arkansas City=s great boom go on.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

J. L. Woy, ex-trader at Darlington, Indian Territory, informs us of the bad state of affairs existing at Cheyenne Agency. He says since the government caused the cattle to be removed from that agency, the Indians have no money with which to buy, and business is very dull for the trader. The government now keeps the Indians entirely by issuing rations to them twice a week. Formerly when the lease money was coming in nothing but flour and beef was supplied by the government. The cattlemen were the life of business there. When they were driven out, trade died. Hemphill & Woy lose several thousand dollars. They cannot sell or rent their buildings and so they have to leave them stand, perhaps forever, as a monument of Democratic stupidity.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Last evening another accident happened at the South Canal Bridge. Samuel Gambel, wife, and son, and another gentleman of Bolton Township were returning home and, in attempting to cross that affair over the canal called a bridge, were all dumped in--people, horses, wagon, and all its contents, consisting of groceries and household goods, many of which were lost or ruined. By the prompt help of parties who were near, the people and horses were saved. The wagon was badly broken, and the harness entirely ruined. Why is the bridge left in this condition? No railing and about ten feet of the plank are broken off just leaving the width of a wagon to cross.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Wednesday morning V. D. Simar, the head man of the Santa Fe surveying corps, dislocated his shoulder. He was attempting to purchase a pony of M. M. Rhodes at the lumber yard of A. V. Alexander & Co., and mounted the animal for the purpose of riding a short distance. Giving the pony the rein, Mr. Simar had ridden it probably 100 yards when it fell, pitching him headlong upon the ground. The injured man was picked up and taken to the hotel where he received the necessary medical treatment. Dr. Parsons was called and Mr. Simar is improving.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor assembled at their residence one evening this week. It was a sociable given in honor of the 20th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor. The guests brought baskets of choice viands and at the proper hour a splendid lap supper was spread and all enjoyed a feast. The guests presented Mrs. Taylor as a momento of this occasion a handsome black cashmere dress. Rev. J. P. Witt made the presentation speech. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, through the REPUBLICAN, desire to return thanks to the donors and friends.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Voters of Cedar and Spring Creek Townships, if you vote bonds to the Independence & Southwestern, you tie yourselves up so that you cannot get another chance to obtain a road for 18 months at least. There is no sense in a company building a road connecting two cities when they are already connected by a straight line road. The idea is preposterous. As we have stated elsewhere, the Santa Fe company only revives this road when another road talks of coming this way.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Chas. Talburt and Miss Callie Plumb were coming to the city from Bolton Township Thursday evening in a buggy. In attempting to cross the South Canal Bridge, the horses became frightened and backed off. Miss Plumb saved herself from falling into the canal by jumping. Mr. Talburt, buggy, and horses all went over the bridge into the water. There is no railing on this bridge. Mr. Talburt will sue for damages. The condition of that South Canal Bridge is a disgrace to a civilized community.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Special to the Ladies.

Mrs. Henderson desires to announce that she is opening up her handsome and stylish stock of spring millinery goods direct from New York City. North Summit Street.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.


S. W. Lyte, of Sage, Ohio, is visiting in the city.

Frank J. Hess was in St. Louis again this week.

S. B. Reed is building a residence in Ward No. 4.

A. Beard is building a neat cottage in the third ward.

Maj. Searing has been east for 10 days past on railroad business.

Kingsbury & Barnett have added cigars to their stock of stationery.

John Day, one of Heitkam=s tailors, is very sick with malarial fever.

Mrs. C. C. Sollitt, who has had such a serious sickness, is convalescing.

O. Stevenson is building a two-story residence on lots in the 2nd ward.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.


E. N. Andrews was over from Wellington the latter part of last week.

H. Godehard & Co., advertises a car load of seed potatoes in this issue.

Mrs. W. E. McDowell, of Colony, Kansas, arrived in the city Wednesday.

Many of our citizens are improving their property with handsome fences.

Gov. Martin has issued his proclamation designating April 1 as Arbor Day.

Geo. L. Sudborrough, an attorney of Adrian, Michigan, is in the city prospecting.

Chas. Sipes returned from his St. Louis business trip Friday evening inst.

Mrs. H. T. Sumner is visiting at her former home in Butler County this week.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Parlin on Friday night of last week, an eight pound boy.

Ned Mitts, the Democrat foreman, and Sam Swarts left for California Thursday.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell, Mrs. Mitchell, and Dr. Love and lady visited Beaumont Sunday last.

Mac Peecher has purchased property in Ness City and will remove there about April 1.

Henry E. Asp has tendered his resignation as attorney of Cowley County to Judge Torrance.

Rev. F. L. Walker preached his final sermon as pastor of the Baptist Church last Sunday.

M. C. Copple sold to Harry Adams a cottage residence in the 2nd ward Thursday for $1,000.

Rev. S. B. Fleming went east Monday, on railroad business. Look out for another railroad.

Rev. F. L. Walker ws in Topeka the first of the week, attending the Christian convention.

Three car loads of furniture just received at Pearson=s Mammoth Store for the spring trade.

Edward Grady is excavating for another store building on the lot north of his two story brick.

H. A. Hoyt and family have removed from this vicinity to the town of Wilmot on the Frisco road.

Mrs. E. Hamilton, of the second ward, has removed to Wm. Rose=s new residence in the 1st ward.

A. B. Johnson went to Kingman Monday in the interest of the Johnson Loan and Trust Company.

Dr. W. H. Roupe, of Gerlaw, Illinois, was in the city the first of the week. Dr. Roupe has located at Guelph.

Geo. Moloney and family will move to Denver, next week. Mr. Moloney will go in business in that city.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.


The date for the lecture of Col. Copeland has been postponed from March 29th until April 2nd or 3rd.

W. E. Moore and wife will go to Independence next Wednesday, to stay several weeks, on a visit to friends.

Widow White is building a cottage on the lots where her former house stood and was lately destroyed by fire.

A new addition has been platted adjoining View Hill addition on the north. It is called Pleasant View addition.

Edwin Harkness, of the cattle firm of Wiley & Harkness, arrived in the city Thursday to look after his cattle interests.

Chas. Phoenix, of Pennsylvania, has been visiting in the city with intentions of locating. Mr. Phoenix is an attorney.

Frank Perryman, the barber, is no longer with John Gibson. He presides over a chair in H. C. Deets= tonsorial parlors now.

C. D. Burroughs purchased eight lots in Pleasant View addition this week, per Snyder & Hutchison. The consideration was $550.

L. V. Coombs has purchased a half interest in the drug store of S. F. Steinberger. The firm name will be Steinberger & Coombs.

J. C. Wilcox was in the city Friday. He reports his wheat crop in poor condition. A portion he will plow up and plant to corn.

Kroenert & Austin supplied the Santa Fe surveyors with provisions and feed to carry them on their survey through the Territory.

Rev. Buckner will fill the pulpit at the M. E. Church tomorrow. One week from tomorrow and the quarterly meeting will occur.

A. G. Lowe sold his resident property in the second ward last week to Wm. Herniman of Bolton Township. Consideration, $2,000.

MARRIED. Miss Metta Martin and Capt. Vansickle were united in marriage Thursday afternoon by Rev. Kendall, at the residence of N. S. Martin.

Frank Bryan, a silversmith from Ohio, has located in our city and will open up his shop in the grocery establishment of Rogers & Huston.

The Santa Fe surveyors left Tuesday morning to set the permanent grade stakes from here to Sherman, Texas, through the Territory.

Annie Davis was arrested by Marshal Gray Thursday, on the charge of prostitution. Judge Bryant fined her $10 and costs. She paid up in full.

Only about half of the voters of Arkansas City, Kansas, have registered. If you have not registered since January 3, 1886, go and do so if you desire to vote.

E. Baldwin has formed a partnership with S. F. George at Greensburg in the real estate and loan business. Mr. Baldwin will move there about April 1.

Rev. J. C. Post, of the Baptist Church at Wichita, will occupy the pulpit at the Baptist Church in this city tomorrow, both morning and evening.

J. E. Walker has his circulating library in. He put in over 350 books. All this large amount of reading for 2 years for $1. Call on Mowry & Sollitt.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.


Last Sunday afternoon the gentle Kansas zephyrs blew so strongly that they overturned a partly completed cottage in the 4th ward belonging to a colored man.

Jos. Sherburne is removing his house, which he occupied at Ponca Agency, to this city and placing it on his lots in the second ward. He is bringing it up in divisions.

J. L. Woy, one of our new merchants, has removed his family here from Darlington, Indian Territory. He will commence housekeeping as soon as he can obtain a suitable residence.

MARRIED. Chas. Wing and Miss Kate Petit, of Bolton Township, were united in marriage last Wednesday evening at the residence of the parents of the groom. Rev. Vie officiated.

J. G. Danks has purchased three lots in the 4th ward of J. H. Trask. The consideration was $500. Snyder & Hutchison made the sale. Mr. Danks will build a residence.

Judge Hoskins, of Lebanon, Missouri, is in the city visiting. He is a friend of J. C. Armstrong. The Judge talks strongly of investing largely in Arkansas City real estate.

Bob Howe and John Drury, the live real estate men of Maple City, are gritty representatives of the Kansas State Line road and are doing excellent work for their favorite.

J. C. Smith, an energetic merchant of Otto, P. O., was in the city the first of the week. Mr. Smith says he, like his neighbors in Cedar, are for the Kansas State Line road.

C. L. Swarts, of this city, has received the appointment of county attorney to succeed H. E. Asp from Judge E. S. Torrance. The REPUBLICAN congratulates Cal. upon his good luck.

M. L. Gates received the appointment of presiding elder of this district at the M. E. Conference. The Wichita district was divided and we are now located in the Winfield district.

Mrs. C. F. Snowden, who has been stopping withh relatives at Cambridge until Mr. Snowden located, arrived in the city Thursday. Mr. Snowden belongs to the firm of Hoover & Snowden, and is from Huntington, Indiana.

Judge Kreamer borrowed Judge Sumner=s statue of Kansas, and then someone borrowed it from the former=s office without his knowledge, and both the judges want the book returned.

Mrs. Sarah Mendenhall was arrested Monday morning on the charge of prostitution. She was taken before Judge Bryant, plead guilty, and was fined $10 and costs. Total, $19.50. She paid.

Jasper Huston is no longer down at the Chilocco schools. He has removed to the city and purchased a half interest in the grocery and bakery of J. R. Rogers. The firm is now Rogers & Huston.

Wednesday evening the voters of the 4th ward are called to meet in Judge Bonsall=s office to place candidates in nomination for the city offices to be filled from that ward at the city elections.

The REPUBLICAN=s new Campbell power printing press was shipped from Taunton, Massachusetts, March 10. Two weeks more and we will have as good a printing press as there is in Cowley County.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.


Jennie Miller, Maud Dewit, and Mollie Jones were arrested Thursday morning by Marshal Gray for running a Abaudy house.@ They were taken before Judge Bryant and fined $10 and costs. They paid.

W. D. Kreamer wants the REPUBLICAN to tell the American voters of the first ward that he will not be a candidate for the office of school trustee nor will he allow the use of his name in that connection.

Calvin Dean has purchased lots of O. Ingersoll in the 2nd ward and will remove the residence in which he and his family now reside to them. On the site vacated, Mr. Dean will erect a very handsome residence.

Trustee Libby, of Spring Creek Township, is actively engaged in putting in telling licks for the Kansas State Line road. Mr. Libby is a popular citizen of Spring Creek, and is recognized everywhere as a man of sterling worth.

J. O. Johnson, of Spring Hill, has located in our city and opened up a clothing and gent=s furnishing goods store in Grady=s block. The stock has not all arrived but is expected daily. W. G. Scott of the same town will have the management of the establishment.

J. P. Kirkpatrick purchased the resident property belonging to F. B. Hutchison in the 4th ward Thursday. The consideration was $1,125. Snyder & Hutchison made the sale. Mr. Kirkpatrick recently removed here from Illinois.

J. P. Musselman was in the city Tuesday, from Rose Hill, Butler County, attending to business. Mr. Musselman has not been in our city for several months before and he was very much surprised at the growth of our city since he moved away.

W. J. Johnson, a man who has been in the employ of C. M. Scott for some time, was arrested Monday morning by Marshal Gray for beating his wife. He was taken before Judge Kreamer, but the prosecuting witness failed to appear, and he got off by paying costs.

The fourth annual conference of the M. E. Church was held at McPherson this week. It closed Tuesday. Rev. Cline was appointed to succeed Rev. Buckner here; the latter gentleman being appointed agent for the Southwest Kansas college.

The stone-masons and cutters of the city went on a strike Tuesday. They were getting $2.50 per day and demanded $3.00 and $3.50. The matter was settled Thursday. The contractors pay the desired raise, but reserve the right to employ only the mechanics they desire.

T. D. Richardson left Tuesday morning for his farm in Harper County. His family will remain here for the time being. They had intended to remove there; but at the last moment, changed their mind. Therefore, Arkansas City will continue to be the home of Mr. Richardson.

C. L. Klose, the Nickel Plate Restaurant man, with his family, has removed to this city from Wichita. Mr. Klose is now anxiously awaiting the completion of his room so he can commence business. He will establish a restaurant in Arkansas City not equaled by another in the state.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.


Al. Horn has remodeled his boot and shoe room. He has removed the partition between the shop and shoe room, throwing the two rooms into one. Another workshop has been put in at the rear of the store. Mr. Horn now has a commodious boot and shoe store.

C. E. Salisbury & Cvo., opened up their boot and shoe establishment Monday afternoon last. It is the most tastily arranged boot and shoe store we have seen in Kansas, and the stock carried in as large as that of like houses in great cities. Everyone speaks very laudably of Messrs. Salisbury & Co.=s enterprise.

Bower & Wood had $150 worth of hides stolen from their slaughter house last Friday night. The thief took his booty to Winfield and sold it to Whiting Bros. Johnnie Breene traced the thief to where he sold the hides, but then lost all clue. Alex Wood went up to Winfield Saturday and proved the property.

Dr. Cooper, of Maple City, is doing very good and effective work in Cedar Township in the interest of the Kansas State Line road. The Doctor is a rustler when his heart is set upon any object he desires to gain. Besides, he is a gentleman of shrewd business ability, and instantly recognizes what would be a benefit to his township and works for it.

Geo. E. Wright is now a full-fledged M. D. He was of a class of twelve that graduated from the Kansas City Medical College Tuesday. George took the first honors of the class, the Holden prize of $100. Also for passing the best examination in surgery, an extensive work on surgery, presented by Dr. Haller. We congratulate George on his success.

Henry Casto, who resides on the state line, while in the city Saturday, lost his pocket-book. It contained $35.00 in bills, a pension certificate, and a deed to a cemetery lot in Caldwell. The finder will be liberally rewarded by returning the property to Mr. Casto or leaving at this office. Mr. Casto is a poor man and can ill afford to lose so large an amount of money.

Dr. Cooper and Bob Howe, jolly citizens of Maple City, were in our city last week. A short time since, an entertainment was given at Maple City, at which a prize was voted to the most lazy man in the township. Doc. and Bob were selected as candidates. Each was sure the other would get the prize. But after a warm contest, Doc. Was made the choice of the people by a small majority, and now, Bob says, his friend is too tired to go after the prize.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

J. T. Hemphill and J. L. Woy, known as Hemphill & Woy, at Darlington, Indian Territory, are Aoffensive partisans.@ They have closed their store at Darlington and are removing their stock to this city, preparatory to embarking in business. Mr. Hemphill will retire from the firm and Mr. Woy will conduct the business. He has rented the Stevens= building and will be ready to open up for business April 1. He will be only assisted by G. M. Gray, of Youngtown, Ohio.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

MARRIED. Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride=s parents, Miss Linda Christian and W. A. Daniels were united in marriage by Rev. J. O. Campbell. A number of invited guests were in attendance and the bridal couple were the recipients of many handsome presents. The bride is the daughter of Judge James Christian. The groom is a salesman in the clothing emporium of Youngheim & Co. The REPUBLICAN wishes Mr. and Mrs. Daniels all the possible happiness of married life.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Last Saturday afternoon a portion of the stone wall of the two-story building of Jos. Sherburne tumbled down. The cause was poor workmanship and bad stone. The stone was quarried during cold weather and laid out on the ground, freezing and cracking. Then those defective stones were piled up in the mortar on the edge and the consequence: they split. The contractor bears the loss. In connection with this the REPUBLICAN wishes to suggest to the city council the necessity of having a city building inspector.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Sweet land of elysium! How we long to be there once again. The sweet strains of music which aroused us from our slumbers of Thursday night still linger in our musical memory. At first we surmised we were in heaven and were surrounded by an angel band. We soon awakened to the sad reality that we were partly mistaken. We were not in heaven but a band of angels in the persons of Misses Leonard, Bryant, Heitkam, and Gould, accompanied by escorts, were at the window of our bed-room chamber with sweet music. How soul-entrancing and delightful it was, we never shall forget. May the jolly serenaders come again.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.


The Strikers Quiet But Firm--No Soldiers Need Apply.

SEDALIA, MISSOURI, MARCH 15. Saturday morning Superintendent Sibley notifed Mayor Rickman and Sheriff Murray that the company would attempt to run freight trains and asked for protection. The mayor, chief of police, and sixty policemen, and Sheriff Murray, with a large number of deputy sheriffs, repaired to the yards. At one o=clock there were upwards of 2,000 people in and about the company=s property. Assistant Superintendent Frey and Master Mechanic Weller fired up the engine and brought it out on the main track and coupled on ten cars. An engineer and fireman and crew boarded the train, and when the engineer blew his whistle, the fun began in dead earnest. The fields on each side of the track were filled with strikers. The mayor read the riot act to them, but they crowded in on the company=s grounds when the police force and the sheriff=s drove them back. Chairman Page stepped on to the train and asked Engineer Myers not to take the engine out, and Myers left the engine. Frey asked him why he did that. AThat man asked me to,@ said Myers, Aand he is the chairman of the executive committee of the Knights of Labor.@



ST. LOUIS, MARCH 15. State Labor Commissioner Kochtitzky arrived here last night from Jefferson City and held conferences in regard to a settlement of the strike, but he declned to say with whom he conferred or what was done, nor would he say what, if any, relations he holds to either side in the contest. He did say, however: AThe strike is a mistake and it is my opinion that the Knights of Labor realize the fact, and basing my opinion on that view of the situation, it is more than probable that within four days the trouble will be settled, freight trains be running, and the embargo upon commerce raised.@ When asked if negotiations were now pending between the Missouri Pacific Company and the Knights of Labor, Mr. Kochtitzky replied: AI do not feel at liberty to answer that question directly. I will simply say that the strike is in a fair way of settlement and without the interference of some unforseen issue, it will be at an end within the next three or four days.@ Mr. Kochtitzky left for Sedalia last evening for the purpose, it is said, of consulting with leading Knights of Labor at that place.

The local situation in regard to the railroad strike is entirely unchanged, and the day has passed without even an incident worthy of note. Parties have been on guard in the Pacific yards, and nobody was admitted to them without a pass from some railroad official. The strikers have also been very quiet, and none of them have attempted to visit the yards or in any way trespass upon the company=s premises. An attempt will be made this morning to move freight trains, and from present indications there will be no interference in the yards, but what will be done outside of them or after the trains have left the city, nobody can tell.

P. Sargeant, grand master of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, was asked last evening what position the fireman would take. He declined to state anything definite had been decided, etc., but added: AWe will let you know about ten o=clock tomorrow.@ The meaning smile that accompanied this remark evidently meant that the firemen would not show their hand till the necessity should arise. The indications now are that the strikers are very confident, relying on the assistance of both the engineers and the firemen. The injunction sworn out against the strikers does not yet seem to have affected their plans.

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI, MARCH 15. Governor Marmaduke being asked in regard to the rumor that the officers of the Gould system had requested of him militia protection, said: ASuch is not the case, and furthermore, I am of the opinion that it will not be necessary to ask for such protection. I am opposed to it except in the direst necessity. The will of the people will prevail in a few days and this will be more powerful and efficacious than the bayonet. I am hopeful that this trouble will be ended by the middle of the week at the latest. The businessmen of Missouri whose interests are now being injured more than those of either the railroad or the strikers will force an adjustment of the trouble to the end that the commerce of the country may be resumed.@


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.



Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Silverdale Stubbs.

Everybody in favor of the Kansas State Line railroad and don=t you forget it. Our people are not to be bulldozed by such a set of unprincipled, truthless, lose-tongued demagogues as Winfield can produce. We have not forgotten the rash promises that they have made us heretofore in regard to this R. R., and we note carefully the way they are living up to them. We also keep in our memory how they treated the A. C. people, and the citizens of Pleasant Valley Township when the Frisco line was under construction in the vicinity of Winfield, and we mean to do everything we can to inform Winfield that she is getting gray and is the city no longer. She is likened unto the hub of the wheel that had hickory spokes and an elm hub that when the hub was rotten and decayed, the spokes were better for wear. So it will be with that Hub when she loses the most improbable proposition which she puts before the people of southeastern Cowley County, simply to hold back an enterprise which will aid Winfield every bit as much as the K. C. Road benefits Spring Creek and Cedar Township. With the K. S. L. R. R. from Oswego to Arkansas City, and the county seat at Tisdale, Winfield would be virtually dead, and Arkansas City would be mourning the loss of a Amother,@ by making a second Kansas City.

MARRIED. Sunday school was to have been organized at the Coburn schoolhouse last Sunday, but owing to the marriage of Calvin Smith to Minnie Walker, the organization was postponed.

We take great pleasure in announcing that our sheep man, John Andrews, is entertaining visitors and relatives, in the person of his brother, G. B. Andrews and daughter. They are from New York, and will remain here this summer, at least, and are likely to become residents in the future.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Irons, last Thursday, a bouncing boy.

Even the Deputy Sheriff is afraid to say railroad to us. But boasts that he knows nothing about it, only they told him to post the bills to call the election.

John Andrews called in a number of our young folks Wednesday morning to participate in a general good time, which was had. Dancing, euchre, and checkers were the principal amusements. At eleven o=clock a repast was partaken of, after which dancing was resumed until 2 a.m., when all parties sought their home--and bed.

P. D. Q.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

East Bolton Items.

Everybody is busy getting ready for putting in their spring crops, which makes items scarce.

LaFayette Bowman is again able to be up, after having a severe attack of pneumonia fever. Dr. Carlisle was the attending physician.



Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

[East Bolton Items Continued.]

Ye scribe has felt somewhat indisposed for the last four days.

Mrs. C. S. Weatherholt is severely afflicted with rheumatism. She has not been able to be around for four or five months; she has tried every remedy that has been offered, but to no effect.

Bolton can now boast of having a railroad depot, something to which she was entitled to over five years ago. But the biggest humbug scheme in railroading is the one Winfield has on hand. If Cedar and Spring Creek Townships are a going to listen to the cunning devices of that little burg, they are a going to get left, and don=t you forget it!

Another wedding is expected on the state line. Everybody guess.

The roads are in splendid condition once more.

Garden making is now first and foremost in the thoughts of the busy matron.

A large acreage of corn and oats will be put out in Bolton.

Wheat has been injured some in some localities.

Moses Greenabaum is now in Arkansas City looking up the cattle business, with the intention of purchasing if prices are satisfactory.

William Branson, a former resident of Bolton, but for a short time a resident of the city, has again taken up his abode in East Bolton.

David Billips is preparing to move to New Mexico about the first of May. Having no horses he will yoke together two cows, which he expects will take him through.

L. W. Filson lost a valuable cow by throwing herself, while being tied to a post.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Bitter Creek.

Singing School has closed.

Farmers will finish sowing oats this week if another blizzard don=t come.

Miss Keown, of Guelph, was visiting her brother here last week.

Frank and George Crocker were visiting relatives in the city Monday and Tuesday.

Frank Sands made a business trip to Guelph Wednesday.

Chris Hollenbeck, a retired farmer, has moved to Arkansas City. We regret losing Mr. Hollenbeck.

MARRIED. Henry Bond has taken unto himself a wife. They have gone to housekeeping on his farm west of the Creek.

Sabbath school at the Johnson schoolhouse will be reorganized on next Sunday.

George Wright, of Cowley County, who bought a farm here last fall, is going to building and improving this spring.

Charles Hill has moved to a farm near the city.

Mr. Williams, who left here about three years ago and went to Oregon, has returned to his old home and expects to live here in the future.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Grouse Creek Items.

Farmers are busy sowing oats. Some are almost through with their sowing. Some are busy cutting stocks, others are plowing for corn and doing various other kinds of farm work.

Most of the wheat looks good on the Creek. A few pieces we see occasionally winter-killed, being pastured too close last winter.

Garden-making is the next thing on the programme. We saw one of the maidens of the Creek in her onion bed on the 16th inst., making preparations for the future. That=s right.

MARRIED. On the 14th inst., at the residence of the bride=s parents, C. T. Smith and Miss Minnie Shaw were joined in the bonds of wedlock, Samuel Bew officiating. Mr. Bew, with the dignity of a priest, stepped forward after the couple had taken their position and performed the ceremony. We noticed Mr. Smith peach-blow once during the ceremony and then all was calm. The parties are both old enough to look at the business side of life. Their friends unite in tendering them their heart-felt congratulations for their future prosperity.

Grouse Creek is famous for weddings--four during the past winter. Grouse against the world.

Mr. Show and wife started for Comanche County the 16th. May their journey be a prosperous one.

Clell Bone started for Iowa the 17th to see if it wouldn=t be beneficial to his health. Clell has indeed had poor health for the past year. His presence will be missed in the neighborhood circle. We hope a change will be beneficial.

Drury Warren will start for Arizona in a short time to look after the interest of his large herd of cattle. Mr. Warren is one of your go-ahead men.

Farmers, prepare to meet the assessor who is now in our midst. Have your list made out.

Most peaches are killed on the Creek. The apple crop looks quite promising so far. HURRAH.


Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

Stallion Notice.

I give notice to the careful breeders of Cowley County that I have brought two stallions to this place and will keep them at the Mammoth Livery and Feed Stable at the south end of main street and will hold them for inspection from now until the first of July. One is a dark dapple gray and with his elegant form he stands 17 hands and 1 inch high and weighs over 1,600 pounds. The other, Curly Boy, a dark red glossy sorrel, weighs 1,250 pounds; he is a splendid trotter and a natural pacer; he took the first premium at the Independence Fair last fall in the roadsters ring and offers to give any mare the season free that can outgo him down the road. For further particulars, call and see me.

C. L. HARKINS, Owner and Keeper.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Another murder has been committed in Cowley County, making the third in the last nine months. This time the crime was committed at Dexter. The murderer was A. B. Elliott and the man murdered was Dr. Chastain. The doctor is a married man, his wife living in Georgia. He began paying attention to the daughter of Elliott some time ago, the latter objecting. He sent his daughter to Arkansas and the doctor followed her there. Elliott telegraphed to have him arrested, but he avoided the officials and returned to Dexter Monday. Elliott loaded up his shot-gun, concealed himself under a bridge over which Chastain had to pass in going out of Dexter. When the doctor came along, Elliott stepped out and discharged both barrels of his shot gun, completely riddling him with buck-shot. The doctor fell and died in a few minutes. Elliott disappeared at once, but was arrested late in the evening by Sheriff McIntire. He was taken to Winfield and put in jail to await the preliminary examination. Elliott tells the following to the Courier representative concerning the deed.

AWhen Chastain was within twenty feet of the bridge, with my shot gun resting against the abutment, two feet from me, I stepped out and halted him.

AI asked him: >Is that so, what you said about me--that you were going to kill me?=

ALike a flash he reached into his side pocket, as he said, >You g___d d_____n s__ of a b____,= and I saw his revolver.

AI grabbed my gun and fired. I didn=t have time to aim. I was within ten feet of him and he threw up his hands and fell backwards off his horse, without a word.

AOne of Chastain=s feet caught in the stirrup and with a bound, the horse dragged him about forty feet. He stopped, and parties soon came. They found Chastain dead.@

Murders in Cowley County are getting to be entirely too frequent.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The Winfield Courier, in great glee, shoves this little squib at us and we willingly admit every word of it to be true.

AMr. Perkins, of Kansas, has recently introduced a number of bills into the house for private pensions; also a bill asking the right of way of the Winfield & Fort Smith railroad through the Indian Territory.@

The above only goes to prove what we say elsewhere in regard to the building of a plug from Winfield to connect with either of the Ft. Smith roads. You see, the wise men of Winfield believe that the Ft. Smith road coming to Arkansas City is more likely to be built than any other. They know not at what point they can make the connection. They may have to build a few miles into the Territory and if they should, it is very necessary that they should have permission from Uncle Sam and that is why Mr. Perkins introduced the above bill. Upon the other hand, if the Wichita, Caney Valley and Ft. Smith road is built and the above is not, the bonds will be used in building a branch to tap it. Citizens of Cedar and Spring Creek Township mark our words, and if you vote the aid, see if they don=t come true.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The young lads of the town have a bad habit of playing in the main street after business hours. Only last Wednesday night as Dr. Fowler was returning from a visit to a patient, he saw several boys playing in the street. He hallowed to them to get out of the way and all succeeded excepting one. The Doctor ran over him accidentally and did not know he had done so until the boy was under the buggy. Fortunately for the boy he escaped uninjured, but how he did so appears to be almost a miracle. It is a wonder that his skull was not crushed by the horses feet. It occurred at about 10 o=clock at night and it was high time all little boys were at home and in bed. We advise mothers to look after their young hopefuls after the sun goes down more closely. No good will come of allowing them to run the streets at so late an hour.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The Winfield Courier speaks of Henry Asp as having been a necessity to the K. C. & S. W. Railway construction company. Bah! What are you giving your readers? Any other pettifogger could have done as much as Mr. Asp did. Why didn=t Mr. Asp build that railroad west north of Arkansas City if he is such a giant? And why don=t he build the D. M. & A.? We can tell things on Mr. Asp which will make his hair stand on end. But we won=t do it because it is child=s play. We are talking about building railroads, Father Millington, and not of the private character of Jas. Hill and Mr. Asp. Confine yourself to the subject and don=t get so badly scared.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The Wichita Eagle slaps Winfield in the face like this.

AThe associate dispatch went out, last week, over the wires to the western dailies from Winfield, containing the startling announcement that Marsh Murdock, heading a delegation of Wichita citizens, had visited that point to induce Winfield capitalists to build Wichita a railroad. The dispatch then suddenly shuts off, leaving the world in utter ignorance as to the success or otherwise barrenness of the effort. The truth is we were not before aware that Winfield had anything as a surprise in the way of railroads, barring Santa Fe lines, and we have one of that sort already.@


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Newman & Co., have just received by express from New York some elegant Dress Goods, and would ask the ladies to call and examine these beautiful novelties in imported fabrics. They are charming.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

FOR SALE. A four room house without the lot. Will sell at a bargain. Inquire of Edward Grady.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Frank Wallace will sell you the best of plastering sand that this market affords.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The report that the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railroad is about to be purchased by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad company is, we have reason to know, not without foundation. Negotiations to that end have been in progress for some time, and may yet be consummated. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe company has already commenced the construction of a branch through the Indian Territory to a point in Texas, probably Gainesville. A link of eighty miles from that point south to Ft. Worth would give direct connection with the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, and in the event of the purchase of the latter, would give the Atchison company a continuous line to the Gulf of Mexico at Galveston, running through the heart of Texas. The Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe system now comprises about 650 miles in operation, and several hundred more under construction. Its main line extends from Galveston north to Fort Worth, 346 miles, with branches from Temple northwest to Coleman, 104 miles, and from Cleburn northeast to Dallas, and under construction thence to Paris, where it is expected to meet an extension of the St. Louis & San Francisco road through the Indian Territory. It has also a branch from Somerville which is intended to run easterly to the border of the State. Altogether the system will comprise not far from 1,000 miles, and it is evident would be a most important acquisition by the Atchison company. To connect with it the latter company would have to build something like 300 miles of road through the Indian Territory. Railway Age, March 18th, 1886.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

East Bolton Items.

A few more days and farmers will be planting their corn.

Ida Ray is sick with lung fever. Dr. Carlisle is the attending physician.

DIED. An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Davis died March 24, 1886.

Robert Shirley has moved his household goods to the city and is now a resident of Arkansas City.

MARRIED. Ed. Shiflin [? Could be Shiffin?], of West Bolton, went to Winfield on Wednesday of this week and brought down to the city one of Winfield=s fair ones. Elder Vie held himself in readiness and Eddie did not have to wait long until he could go on his way rejoicing. The bride and groom took the first train for Winfield. We predict for East Bolton one more marriage and that quite soon.

School in District 89 has closed for the year.

The teacher in District 80 called upon an assistant one day this week on account of having eaten an apple in a careless manner.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


Office over Matlack=s store.

Collections Promptly Made.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


MERCHANT Tailor Made Clothing.

NEW Prints.

NEW Ginghams.

Latest Styles of DRESS GOODS.

Embroidered Dress Patterns.

Tailor Made JERSEYS.

Elegant Line of SERGES.

Latest Line in CASHMERES.

New Style HATS.

Best wearing and Lowest priced BOOTS & SHOES.


Walker BOOTS.

Hats and Caps.

Very low prices to LADIES Silk and Lisle Gloves.

Furnishing GOODS.

Look at our $1 SLIPPERS for the Ladies.

We solicit an inspection of our large stock of NEW GOODS.

All goods as represented and Satisfaction Guaranteed.



Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

AD. 30 Days REMOVAL 30 Days

Finding our present accommodations to be too limited for our rapidly Increasing Trade, We have Leased LARGER QUARTERS And will remove our entire Stock about MARCH 15 To our Rooms in the UNION BLOCK. To save Expense of Moving our Immense Stock we will sell


Remember we do what we say and are strictly ONE PRICE DEALERS.

You will find us on Central Avenue until March 15. Best Goods and square delers.



Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

A contract was signed day before yesterday by the A. T. & S. F. Railroad company with Barney Lantry, of Strong City, Chase County, to build twenty-eight miles of railroad from Elvira, in Chase County, via Bazoora and Matfield Green, to El Dorado, Butler County. This road leaves the main line of the Santa Fe five miles east of Strong City, and runs up the south fork of the Cottonwood River two and a half or three miles east of Cottonwood Falls.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The Winfield papers are loud in telling the voters of Cedar and Spring Creek Townships that if they will vote aid to the Independence & Southwestern, they will get a Ft. Smith connection. No doubt they will, but they will have to come to Arkansas City to get it. One of our most worthy citizens holds a document from headquarters of the Ft. Smith road written by one of the highest officials of the company, telling him that the road will be built to Arkansas City directly; that the company does not intend to antagonize any one town for the upbuilding of another; that the company has its line mapped out for Arkansas City and Wellington, and will not deviate from its proposed route. The gentleman received this letter only a day or so ago, and has it in his possession now. Bill Hackney, while at Washington, ascertained that the Ft. Smith road could not be gotten to run to Winfield. Their only hope then to get a Ft. Smith connection is to build a plug branch to connect with the Ft. Smith road as it enters Cowley County at the state line. If the Ft. Smith road is never built up the Arkansas River Valley, the schemers at Winfield have worded the proposition of the Independence & Southwestern so they can get bonds voted all the way to the Caney Valley and use them to build a plug to connect with the Wichita, Caney Valley, & Ft. Smith road. Should neither of the Ft. Smith roads be built, the townships mentioned above will not even get a plug if the bonds are voted. Upon the other hand, if aid is voted to the Kansas State Line road, it will be built beyond a doubt. Three roads are struggling to gain the State Line Territory, and if our neighbors over east of us tie themselves up in bonds to a company, which upon its face is stamped Aplug,@ they are acting unwisely. If they vote bonds to the Independence & Southwestern company and if either of the Ft. Smith roads are ever built, they will only get a plug branch to the county seat and that is all. This is all there is to the Winfield scheme. We never until lately saw through the scheme, but the Winfield papers have given it away.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The rattle-brained fop who tries to edit the Winfield Telegram says Winfield gave Arkansas City the K. C. & S. W. Road instead of running it over to Geuda Springs. Better say, Walter, Arkansas City gave that road to Winfield and the dirty blackguards which inhabit your village tried to steal it from us. But your schemes were thwarted. We have gotten the road but not by Winfield=s consent, and what are you going to do about it.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Representative men of Cedar, Spring Creek, and Silverdale Townships in the last 10 days have visited our office and informed us that they were working up the scheme to change the county seat to Burden. One enthusiast on the subject said he would give $100 to have the change made. We can find 25 men in Arkansas City, who will each furnish a like sum for that purpose. Talk the matter up, friends.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

A. A. Robinson, vice-president, has let the contract for building the first thirty miles of the Chicago, Kansas & Western railroad from Burlington to Hamilton, in Greenwood County, to Kennedy and Stone, of Topeka, who say they will complete the work in ninety days.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

How any respectable newspaper can uphold Bill Hackney in the course he pressed towards our citizens before the county commissioners is something we cannot understand. Yet the Courier, Visitor, and Tribune uphold him and call him the galorious Bill Hackney.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe railroad, of Texas, without doubt has been purchased by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. The Santa Fe extension south through the Indian Territory from Arkansas City will no doubt connect with this line of railway.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

A Roaring Comedy.

Sisson and Cawthorn=s famous company, composed of strictly first-class New York vocal and comedy artists, will visit Arkansas City on Thursday evening, April 1. They carry their own special scenery, calcine settings, and music, and give an entertainment as full of originality, novelty, and startling surprises that the audience fairly goes wild with enthusiasm. The company comprises some of the greatest artists in their line and what they do is done in the highest style of the art. Don=t forget the date of the appearance of ALittle Nugget@ here, April 1.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Maple, Catalpa, Ash, and in fact all kinds of forest trees fro sale by the Walnut Valley Nursery for Arbor Day.



Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Wanted. White shelled corn. Will pay the highest market price.



Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Hon. Bill Hackney, in his complimentary remarks about the citizens of Arkansas City before the railroad commissioners at Winfield forgot to mention A. V. Alexander & Co., are offering inducements to purchasers of lumber, shingles, sash doors, etc.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The location selected by the council for the stand-pipe has caused considerable dissatisfaction among many of the property owners along Summit Street. All parties desiring a square deal and satisfaction, should buy their lumber and other building material at A. V. Alexander & Co.=s.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

There seems to be quite a diversity of opinion in our school board as to whether we should continue our present system, or adopt another. This is a very important question and our citizens should think well before taking action, but at the time bear in mind that the question of prices at which lumber, sash doors, etc., are being offered at A. V. Alexander & Co., is also important to consider. Call and ascertain.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Navigation of the Arkansas River now seems to be an assured fact, but one thing certainly can be relied on, even if Congress does not appropriate the $120,000 asked for, and that is, that A. V. Alexander & Co., a home institution, cannot be undersold in lumber, lath, shingles, sash doors, cement, plaster, etc.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

AD. ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY. Remember the ADAMS is the Old Reliable, and we ask a share of your patronage. W. D. MOWRY, Agent.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Professor Emil Kuder, The Great German Physician & Surgeon Of Wichita, will be here MARCH 29, At The LELAND HOTEL, And can be consulted for the Next Several Weeks. The Doctor is Well Recommended All over the State of Kansas.

For Reference, see Nickel Plate Restaurant Proprietor.

Consultation Free. Call and see him. See Bills.

C. LAMB, Advance Agent.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

AD. SPRING GOODS. A. G. HEITKAM, MERCHANT TAILOR, 1 Door South of Post Office. Call and Examine our Display.

Suits to order .............. $22, $25, $30.

Pants to order .............. $5, $6, $7.50.

We also carry a large line of samples from which to select if we have nothing in stock to suit you.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


Lots for sale in the Gilstrap Addition at the Arkansas City Land Office.

Steinberger has Gasoline; also the Perfection coal oil, the best in market.

Garden Seeds, in bulk, at G. W. MILLERS.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

China Wedding.

Rev. Buckner and wife, P. F. Endicott and wife, H. C. Endicott and wife, L. Baugh and wife, D. G. Carder and wife, A. J. Carder and wife, E. H. Carder and wife, C. L. Roup and wife, Uriah Spray and wife, Amos Spray and wife, E. J. Fitch and wife, Joe Garris and wife, H. C. Endicott, Sr., G. P. Endicott, Harry Getner, John Moyer, E. W. Compton, and C. C. Endicott assembled at the residence of T. H. Tyner in the second ward and assisted Mr. and Mrs. Tyner in celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their married life. The guests presented them with a set of china dishes, Rev. Buckner making the presentation speech. With them the visitors brought refreshments and at the proper hour a bounteous lap supper was spread. All persons enjoyed themselves hugely. Mr. and Mrs. Tyner return their thanks for this neighborly treat.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

In the Traveler this week Chas. F. Chambers, over his signature, says the REPUBLICAN perpetrated a foul slander upon him last week. We print his explanation in full, which corresponds with ours of last week, excepting the portion relating to his arrest.

AI went down to Moses Johnson=s ranch on business; the fellow who stole the horses was working there, and got in a conversation with me. He said he was going to steal Mr. Conroy=s horses that night. I thought strangely of this talk, and went to Mr. Johnson=s foreman and told him the conversation. He said the man was lying, and I thought the same. I then started home, stopping on the way at Mr. Roup=s. Having been invited to attend the Literary at Springside, I put up my pony, and by invitation rode with them in their conveyance to the Literary, and returned with them. I remained all night at Mr. Roup=s house. All of which I am fully able to prove, and that is all there is in it so far as I am concerned.@

It seems to the REPUBLICAN editor that Mr. Chambers has kicked before he was spurred.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

And still we are to have another railroad. AThe Omaha, Abilene and Wichita line,@ says the Eagle, Ataking it from the south line of the state at Arkansas City to the north line of the state at Washington, constitutes the best possible north and south line that could be designated or constructed across the state of Kansas. It will in many respects be as important a road to Kansas as the Illinois Central has been to Illinois, and it will be built; built under that name or some other, but more than likely as the Omaha, Abilene and Wichita, even if the present company or board of directors build it themselves, which they are abundantly able to do unless the bottom drops clear out of all railroad securities, for there is no other proposed line in the state which offers such inducements, which promises such returns for the future.@

A portion of this has already been constructed north from Wichita.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Tree-planting time is at side. We hope every reader of the REPUBLICAN will find room for more trees, no matter how many they now have. A very little effort expended in this direction tells in the years to come. It is a real pleasure to look back and see trees of one=s own planting. Trees are civilizers. They are friendly companions that stay by us and grow stronger with the years. Catalpa and mulberry will grow well on the high dry lands and both grow fast and make good timber and shade trees when grown.

Among preparations for tree-planting it should not be forgotten that it is very important to keep the roots fresh and in good condition. That requires careful covering and keeping away from the sun and wind and from cold atmosphere. Remove all damaged roots; cut them away clean with a sharp knife.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

T. D. Ross, the former proprietor of the Ohio Livery Stable on 7th Avenue, whose departure for the new town, Greeley Center, we chronicled two weeks ago, seems to have struck a veritable bonanza in his Greeley County Stage Line. Word was received yesterday that he reached Syracuse, the initial point of his line, on the 23rd instant, and made his first trip to Greeley Center the next day, with two four-horse stages loaded down with passengers. His line is a daily one, and Ato a man up a tree,@ it looks as though he had a good thing in his contract. The rush into Greeley Center is said to be greater than into any other of the western counties in the state.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

DIED. The troubles of Lincoln Addinsell, the crazy youth taken from here to Winfield some time ago, have ended. He drank a large portion of carbolic acid Saturday evening, from the effects of which he died. The Courier says: AThe carbolic acid, in a quart bottle, was used in the jail to kill those little inflicters of the body and for a general disinfectant. It had been in trust of the prisoners for a long time, to use whenever needed. It happened to be sitting on the window sill of his cell, and with animal innocence, Addinsell tried it. No one familiar with his case thinks he had any suicidal intent.@


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


Nine days and the city election occurs.

Spring goods have begun to arrive.

Mrs. I. R. Demming is very sick this week.

[Is Demming correct? Thought it was Deming?]

Wm. Beeson, of Silverdale Township, is very sick.

Master Chas. Endicott has been quite sick this week.

W. E. Moore and wife went to Independence Wednesday.

Croquet sets and hammocks for sale by Kingsbury & Barnett.

John Newman went out to New Kiowa Tuesday prospecting.

W. M. Rose was up to Wichita the first of the week on business.

John Blakey, of the 4th ward, has an attack of typhoid pneumonia.

Mrs. T. W. Gant is suffering from an attack of pneumonia this week.

The Coterie met last Monday evening at the residence of B. F. Childs.

BIRTH. Born to S. B. Parsons and wife yesterday morning a nine and a half pound girl.

Dr. Geo. Wright and wife arrived home from Kansas City Thursday night.

The farmers have about completed sowing oats. Some are planting corn this week.

Cal. Swarts, the newly appointed county attorney, will remove to Winfield shortly.

J. P. Ellis, of Chanute, arrived in the city yesterday. He intends investing in real estate.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


BIRTH. Born to Chas. Cunningham and wife, of Bolton Township, Tuesday night, a boy.

E. L. Kingsbury and A. D. Hawk are making arrangements to lease the Hoyt gymnasium.

Ed. C. Gage has been appointed assistant postmaster by Capt. Sinnott. A good appointment.

Master Albert Hurst dislocated his elbow one evening last week by falling from a hay-stack.

Will Campbell and F. C. Deering have purchased Mac Peecher=s property in Leonard=s addition.

Cal. Swarts has secured Lovell Webb, of Winfield, as an assistant. The firm will be Swarts & Webb.

John Daniels desires to engage the services of a domestic, who can boil water without scorrching it.

Sam Endicott started for Arizona Tuesday with 350 head of cattle. He takes them for grazing purposes.

A meeting of the Board of Trade is called for night in the council room to take action upon the coal question.

Dave Carder is no longer in the field as a candidate for the office of school director. We have won the straw hat.

H. W. Young and family of Independence, are visiting in the city. Mrs. Young is the daughter of V. M. Ayers.

200 tents are now occupied in Arkansas City by newcomers and persons who cannot get houses to reside in.

The Geuda House and Grand Central Hotel are to be consolidated. R. C. Love and C. M. Sheldon are the proprietors.

The Central Avenue Hotel has been remodelled this week. A new roof, new veranda, and repairing of the rooms.

Rev. G. W. Churchill will preach at the First Baptist Church tomorrow both morning and evening, at the usual hours.

Tickets now on sale for Col. Copeland=s funny and witty lecture. Price of admission 50 cents. Secure good seats early.

The strike is not now affecting the Frisco people. They are ready to receive consignments of freights for all points east.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Kellogg & Chapel presented the REPUBLICAN office with one of their Universal Lamp Chimney Cleaners. It fills a long felt want.

Ivan Robinson was down from Winfield the first of the week making arrangements for the shipping of sand to him from here.

Fayette Bryant, and family, of northern Ohio, have located in our city. Mr. Bryant is a brother of our Judge. They arrived Wednesday.

Mrs. Smith Winchell and daughter, living out on Grouse Creek, have been very sick several days past with an attack of pneumonia.

J. L. Howard purchased last week, of Mrs. Henry Gilstrap, her residence and 13 lots in the 4th ward. The consideration was $2,000.

Rev. N. S. Buckner, the agent of the Southwest Kansas College, will remove from this citty to Winfield with his family next Tuesday.

Jas. Parks did not go to Ohio last week, as was reported in the REPUBLICAN. He went Tuesday last and will be gone about four weeks.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


G. L. Sudborough, of Adrian, Michigan, has decided to locate in our city. Mr. Sudborough is an attorney and will have his office with Judge Sumner.

Work on the improvement of 5th Avenue has commenced. The bridge across the canal is almost constructed. Grading of the street will commence soon.

The Gilstrap addition has been platted. The Arkansas City Land Company have the exclusive sale of lots. The lots in this addition are very desirable.

A. G. Lowe purchased the five acres of land belonging to Capt. Owens adjoining the townsite on the northwest this week. The consideration was $3,000.

Our enterprising friend, J. P. Musselman, returned home the first of the week. Mr. Musselman is a valuable citizen to any community in which he may reside.

Albert Comstock and family and Ransom Hays and family have located in Arkansas City. They are from Ohio and are friends of Chas. Bryant and family.

N. P. Roland sold his 80 acre farm in Bolton Township Thursday to Robt. Ramsey. The consideration was $3,300. The Arkansas City Land office made the sale.

Cynthia Newton sold to Robt. Ramsey Thursday 80 acres of land in Bolton Township. The consideration was $1,500. The Arkansas City Land office made the sale.

H. C. Deets left town Saturday last for parts unknown. He will probably visit several tailoring establishments while away. AComing events cast their shadow before them.@

Johnnie Allen fell from his pony the latter part of last week and broke his thigh bone. Dr. Fowler repaired the fractured member and Johnnie is improving quite rapidly.

S. C. Daley, of Blufton, Indiana, the new boot, shoe, hat, and cap merchant, writes that he is being detained by the strike. He will be here as soon as he can get his goods through.

Col. Copeland lectures in Highland Opera House on AHandsome People, or A Cosmopolitan Bug@ next Friday evening, April 2. Admissions 50 cents. No extra charge for reserved seats.

The Business School closes today for two weeks= vacation. It will then be reopened with better accommodations, and in larger rooms for which arrangements are now being made.

ABlind Boone@ will be here April 7 and entertain our citizens in Highland Opera House with a grand musical treat. Many of our readers will remember his appearance here last season.

John Doyle exhibited upon our street Wednesday a fine milch cown and bull calf of the Galloway breed. The cow weighed 1,280 pounds. The calf was only 10 months old and weighed 809 pounds.

This great strike has affected Cowley County. There has been, and always will be, a general walk-out on the Independence & Southwestern. The Kansas State Line road is having no trouble.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


C. Lamb, the advance agent for Prof. Emil Kuder of Wichita, was in the city Wednesday. Prof. Kuder is a German Physician and Surgeon, and will be here March 29th at the Occidental Hotel.

H. C. Cooper purchased 80 acres of land this week from A. G. Lowe. Mr. Cooper will use the land for a dairy farm. It is located four miles northwest of town. The consideration was $1,200.

The Winfield papers say the Independence & Southwestern is backed by the Santa Fe. The Santa Fe officials say they never intend building a line from Independence in a half moon shape to Winfield.

The Winfield papers are very busy calling our citizens bad names at present, and yet our people have never referred to any of them as s___ns of b____hs. Bill Hackney must certainly edit all the papers in Winfield.

The REPUBLICAN, in giving the list of officers of the Cracker Company, omitted the name of S. P. Gould, the vice-president. It was purely accidental, and we hope Sam and the public will excuse the error.

After mature deliberation and several summer days, this week the weather prophet of the REPUBLICAN prophesies that the back-bone of winter is broken. We have no hesitancey in making this assertion.

W. L. Powell came up from Pawnee Agency Thursday night. He will make Arkansas City his future home. He is one of the many upon whom the administration axe fell. He was in the employ of W. D. Bishop.

Last Monday T. H. McLaughlin opened China Hall. Words are inadequate to express the grandeur and elegance of the chinaware, glassware, tableware, etc. It surpasses anything we have seen in the southwest.

J. E. [? COULD BE AN F OR P?] Walker has established his library. The books are all arranged and ready for use. Mr. Walker put in a more extensive library than he told his patrons he would. He more than complied with all the promises made by him.

The license of W. D. Bishop, trader at Pawnee, has expired. Mrs. W. D. Bishop came up from Pawnee Agency Thursday. Mr. Bishop will follow in a few days. He remains at the agency to finish up the business and to box his goods.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


Attention is called to an ad. In another column of the Misses Tuthill. They will open a fine line of millinery about April 7. They hope by strict attention to business to build up a good trade. We speak for them a liberal patronage from the ladies of the city and vicinity.


Misses E. and E. B. Tuthill, of New York, will open their Bazaar of Millinery and Fancy Goods about April 7, comprising ladies= and children=s Hosiery, Corsets, Collars, and Cuffs, Russian Veiling, Spool Silks, Cotton, Toilet Articles, Plush Goods, suitable for birthday and wedding presents. Also

ART MATERIALS, Embroideries, Silk Arrasene, Crewels, Zephyrs, Saxony, all sahdes of Tissue Paper for flower making, Scrap Pictures, Stamping for Fancy Work.

5, 10, 15 and 25 cent Counter.

A share of the public patronage solicited. Call and examine our goods. Located in Chapel Block, North Summit Street, Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


To the Ladies of Arkansas City.

For the next 12 days I shall remain, and any who feel interested in the art of dress cutting, will please call at once and decide to learn our system which has been thoroughly tested and proved, all its phases, by the leading ladies of this city. Any lady who desires to fit herself for a cutter in a large establishment will find our system to give the best satisfaction and command the largest salaries of the many 10,000 worthless charts and systems that our citizens are now being duped with.

There are now pretended dress-makers thoughout our states that cannot fit a dress perfectly. Then the question arises, AWhy can=t they fit a lady=s waist as well as a tailor fits a man=s suit?@ First, they purchase a worthless chart for $3.00 of some agent going through the town, take one lesson, and he or she, whoever the agent may be, then says they are perfect. They they go to work and fit their dress, or try, which is a perfect failure and goods are spoiled.

Our system is not something new--just being introduced. It has been 8 years in circulation. We have on record over 3,000 names of ladies that have attended our school and have today situations in the largest establishments and commanding the best salaries. If any lady can=t take our system and in three or five lessons fit a waist, I will make them a present of one of our systems.

Anyone wishing further information will find me at the foot of the sidewalk on west side of North Summit street, or anyone who has taken instructions of me and would wish any information after I have vacated, will please call on Mrs. J. H. Trask, as she has bought the right of Cowley County, and will act therein as my agent. She has taken a full course of instructions so that she is now able to teach anyone who desires to learn. Come one and all and see for yourselves. Many thanks to Arkansas City ladies for their patronage. Terms in advance.

With Respect,

MRS. IDA B. WEBB, General Agent.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


The Y. M. C. A. have leased the upstairs of the north room of the McLaughlin block for one year. They will take possession April 1. The room will be fitted up with about 200 chairs, floor carpeted, and library put in equal to any in southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Prof. J. C. Weir has been appointed one of a committee to arrange work to represent Cowley County at the National Teachers Association. Prof. Weir will meet at Winfield with the other teachers of the county today to make the necessary arrangements.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The Chicago & Rock Island road is chartered to build into Kansas. A branch of it is to run from the main line in Marion County to Hunnewell. If Arkansas City would take the proper step, she could secure the building of the road here instead of to Hunnewell.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The committee appointed recently to raise funds for the purpose of boring for coal report they have raised the necessary sum of money to sink a hole 350 feet deep. The board of trade meets Monday to designate the place to bore. Any persons having propositions to make should be in attendance.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The great strike is affecting this portion of Kansas to some extent. The wholesale houses of Kansas City did not make any shipments for three days. Traffic has been resumed at Kansas City now.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The new press of the REPUBLICAN cannot arrive on account of the strike.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Rev. Magill, of Council Grove, arrived in the city Wednesday. That evening he filled the pulpit at Presbyterian Church. This afternoon services will be held at the church. Tomorrow forenoon communion services will occur. Ref. Magill will assist Rev. Fleming in conducting the exercises.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

H. C. Draves, of Wichita, was in the city Wednesday looking up a location for a restaurant and confectionery. Mr. Draves has partly bargained for property on Summit street. He is in business at Wichita, but after looking over the city, he decided he like this place much better. We hope Mr. Dravs will locate here.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Wm. Wright and Jos. Stanford, of Coshocton, Ohio, who were here three weeks ago prospecting, after looking the state over, decided there was no city equal to Arkansas City, and will locate here. They telegraph their friend, Dr. G. S. Morris, to have houses engaged for them by April 1. Messrs. Wright and Stanford will embark, most likely, in the furniture business.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

A representative of the REPUBLICAN visited Geuda Springs Monday and he found that beautifully located town thriving wonderfully in anticipation of the coming railroad. For the benefit of our Geuda Spring readers, we wish to say that the grade stakes have all been set between Arkansas City and Caldwell, and we are told by good authority the grading will commence April 1.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

The voters of the 4th ward held a caucus Wednesday evening in Dr. Alexander=s building on Summit street. Capt. Maidt was chosen chairman and John Daniels secretary. J. C. Thornton received the nomination for councilman and Thos. Watts, school director. The convention instructed for W. D. Kreamer for justice of the peace and Jonathan Sandusky Lewis for constable. Hurrah for Cheyenne and Arapahoe.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Charles Grimes, who lately left this city to Ago west and grow up with the country,@ writes friends here that he has taken a claim two miles from the new town of Greeley Center, Kansas, and is now holding it down for all its worth. He says that the land is being taken very rapidly, that the Center is building fast and substantially, and that a weekly newspaper outfit is on the ground and will put out its maiden copy as soon as the building now being erected for its occupancy, is completed.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

D. G. Wetmur was arrested Tuesday on the charge of cruelty to his ponies. He was taken before Judge Kreamer and tried by jury Wednesday. The evidence adduced was amply sufficient for the jury to render a verdict of guilty. In the testimony parties stated that Wetmur struck a pitch fork into his horses and cruelly beat them with anything he could get his hands on. Judge Kreamer assessed a fine against him of $50 and costs. Judge Sumner appeared for the defendant, and C. T. Atkinson for the state. The case is to be appealed.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Will Thompson is an amateur gardeneer who is a typical representative of Alove=s Labor Lost.@ Several days ago Will had his garden spot plowed. Since then he has been industriously raking, leveling, and dividing into beds, the ground. He completed his task on Wednesday last. On Thursday the Kansas zephyrs continued the leveling process. A few hours after the wind came up, the loose and fertile soil was blown to every point of the compass and the consequence is that the artistically arranged onion beds are no more. Will realizes now that man proposes and the gentle Kansas zephyr disposes.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

MARRIED. Charles C. Clevinger, of Yates Center, and Miss Louise A. Johnson, of this city, were united in marriage by Rev. J. P. Witt, at the residence of B. F. Johnson in the 3rd ward, Thursday morning, at 10 o=clock. The ceremony was witnessed by a select number of invited guests. The couple received many handsome presents. The bride is the daughter of B. F. Johnson, who is the superintendent of the carpenters on our new railroad, and is a very intelligent young lady. Mr. Clevinger is a rising young attorney of Yates Center. The REPUBLICAN wishes the new couple nothing but happiness from now till time eternal.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.



We, the Knights of Labor of Necessity Assembly No. 2843 of Arkansas City:

Do most positively deny that we have taken any action, and will not, as Knights of Labor. We have no ticket in the field and will not place any ticket in the field upon the school question, as has been reported. Nor have we pledged ourselves as Knights of Labor in any faction, nor will we. We are an organization in favor of education.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


ST. LOUIS, MARCH 22. Governors Marmaduke and Martin held their third confernece with Vice President Hoxie yesterday afternoon at which the proposition submitted Saturday by the Governors was again discussed, and a formal reply on the part of the railway officials was made. ON MARCH 20, 1886, THE GOVERNORS WROTE TO H. M. HOXIE, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT OF THE MISSOURI PACIFIC, OUTLINING WHAT HAD TRANSPIRED, WHEREIN AN AGREEMENT HAD BEEN ARRIVED AT BY THEM.

[Agreement made by the officers of Missouri and Kansas in 1885 and acceded to by the railroad.]

1. That the company restore to its striking employees in Missouri and Kansas the same wages paid them in September, 1884, including one-half price for overtime worked.

2. To restore all striking employees to their several employments without prejudice to them on account of said strike.

[Third item added by Captain Hayes.]

3. That hereafter said rates would not be changed, except after thirty days= notice thereof, given in the usual way.


After the close of the conference Governors Marmaduke and Martin repaired to Hurst=s Hotel, where Martin Irons, chairman, and several members of the executive committee of District Assembly 101 Knights of Labor, were in session, and presented to them the result of their conference with Mr. Hoxie. Both Governors made brief speeches to the committee, strongly urging them to accept Mr. Hoxie=s terms and appealing to them to end the strike at once.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


Among the charters recently filed with the Secretary of State were:

Kansas Electric Company, of Topeka, capital stock, $10.000.

Wakeeney Bureau of Correspondence for the benefit of those who contemplate settling in Western Kansas.

The Leesburg Town Company, Stafford County, capital stock, $5,000.

The Arkansas City Cracker Company, capital, $20,000.

The Emporia Church of Predestinarian [?], Baptist.

Bridgeport (Saline County) Presbyterian Church.

St. Paul=s Universalist Church, of Hutchinson.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

Arkansas City=s Boom.

The News man took a short trip to Arkansas City Saturday and returned Monday. Having saluted his many friends and acquaintances, he took time to look over the city and note the many improvements being made.

AArkansas City is one of the most thriving and busiest towns in Southern Kansas. No amount of back-sets seem to effect her growth. Although she has passed through two or three recent severe fires, she rises, pheonix like, from the ashes, and immediately rushes on to replace the old with the new. Old frame buildings are being removed and handsome brick buildings are taking their place. We counted work being done on eight two-story brick business houses, two three-story bricks, and one, one-story brick, or brick and stone. There was also a large number of residences in all stages of completion. The businessmen profess to be making money, and the crowds on the streets Saturday and Monday would seem to indicate as much.

AO. P. Houghton=s large dry goods store, C. R. Sipes= equally large hardware store, and the Territory outfitting store of Ware, Pickering & Co., where the scribe made his principal base of operations, certainly were as busy as it was possible to be. The real estate men also seemed to share in the hustle and activity.

AThis visit made an impression on our mind and very sharply pointed several morals. Without apology, save that we have the best interests of Belle Plaine at heart, we will present them.

AIn our many conversations, long and short, it was noticeable that not a man was found, in business or out, who did not believe--heart and soul--in the future greatness of Arkansas City; and they had no scruples in calling attention to their advantages. The situation, the trade, the new railroads, the advantages of every sort, real and imaginable, were presented forcibly and frequently, turned this way and that, and no time or trouble saved to make the impression deep and lasting, although they well knew that we had no thought of returning to Arkansas City and no money to invest if we did.

AThe point here is just this: Every Arkansas City man makes it his chief end to boom Arkansas City, first, last, and all the time. And Arkansas City does boom, as she deserves to. It makes no difference to what part of the world you go; if you find the people wrapped up in the idea that their place is the best place in the world, you will also find them convincing other people of the correctness of that idea. Arkansas City is taking the right course to become a large city. It has convinced themselves and they are determined to convince everybody else, willy-nilly. And it is natural that they should succeed.

AIf Belle Plaine was as thoroughly convinced of her glorious future as she ought to be, if her citizens would take the time and the trouble to convince the strangers who visit us that our advantages are real and not imaginary and do this with one-half the earnestness Arkansas City exhibits, we would double or treble our population this year.

AFor instance, take the railroad talk. Arkansas City is as certain of obtaining three, four, or five new railroads this year as that she now exists--to hear her talk. Her citizens have talked this so much that they absolutely know it, although not a foot of soil has been turned on any one of them. Yet Belle Plaine, with 61 miles already graded, a construction train purchased, an engine built, in short, a thousand times the assurance of a road that Arkansas City has, is dubious, or professes to be. Let a stranger come into our city and every other man will say the road will be built, but accompany it with such a doleful sigh, such a wise shake of the head, that the stranger is convinced that his informant is lying under compulsion. This is no way to build up a town. The right way, the only way, is to talk about it; if necessary, lie about it. This is not necessary in our case, for our advantages and prospects need no lying, but they do need earnest and continued presentation, forcible and unwearing pressing into notice. Do this, and the people of other towns will come here and be impressed that Belle Plaine is a get there Eli kind of a town, a sure go town, a good kind of a town to tie to.

Belle Plaine News.@


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

R. Porter, The old roust-about, is again ready to do house cleaning, stove-moving, etc., for the money. Leave order at Ware & Pickering=s.


Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.


The best wall finish. See Ferguson & Thomas.