[From Wednesday, April 28, 1886, through September 1, 1886.]



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.


Having purchased the entire interest in his furniture business, and having made heavy purchases of stock from the best makers, now offers to the public -MORE BARGAINS IN- FURNITURE!

Cabinet Ware, and every line of goods kept in a first-class


Parlor sets and chamber sets in good variety, and the latest styles of sofas, lounges, and other upholstered work.

Square bargains and honest dealing my motto.

General repairing by competent workmen. Your patronage solicited.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.

AD. R. ROSENBERG keeps up with the procession, and offers


at prices that defy competition.

5 lbs. of soap ........... 25 cts.

3 lbs. of gloss starch for 25 cts.

3 lbs. dried peaches ..... 25 cts.

3 lbs. XXX soda crackers . 20 cts.

Sack of O. B. Flour ...... $1.30

Good clothes basket ...... 50 cts.

Box of nickel cigars for . $1.25

Best brands of chewing tobacco for 45 cents per lb.


constantly arriving.

California canned fruits, Crackers of all kinds, and

a full line of Staple and Fancy GROCERIES.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.






Self-Setting Needle, Self-Threading Shuttle, Automatic Bobbin Winder, and Only Perfect Embroiderer. Ne Plus Ultra.

Do not buy any other before trying the White.


Needles, Oils and Parts for all Machines.

For catalogue, prices, and terms, address WHITE SEWING MACHINE CO.,

921 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo.

For sale by A. H. FITCH, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.

AD. THE OLD RELIABLE TRANSFER LINE, is now running three new and commodious wagons, and does a general training and jobbing business. Public patronage solicited, and orders promptly attended to. Leave orders at Snyder & Hutchison=s.

W. WARD, Proprietor.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.


INSURANCE AGENT. Risks taken in the most secure companies.

Office in Grimes & Son=s drug store, corner of Summit St. and Central Avenue. ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.


The above firm desire to inform the people of Arkansas City that they are prepared to do a general TRANSFER AND JOBBING BUSINESS and Teaming of all kind, having four covered teams, and solicit the patronage of the public.

Leave Orders at Ware & Pickering=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.

AD. TO THE PUBLIC. We would like to inform all our old, and lots of new customers that we have again added Groceries to our stocks, and intend to keep a good assortment of Fancy and Staple Groceries In connection with our stock of Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, etc., all of which we will sell as cheap for cash as any house in the city. We also intend to keep all kinds of Flour, Feed, Corn, Oats, etc., and are headquarters for all kind of Indian Goods, Moccasins, Gloves, etc. Don=t forget the place--same old stand, one door north of Arkansas City Bank.

Please give us a call, and oblige your friends.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.



Prime Corned Beef, Bologna Sausage, and Sausage Meat.



The Attention of Farmers and Families is invited.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.

AD. E. L. McDOWELL, Makes a Specialty in SPECTACLES,

In Gold, Silver, and Steel Frames.


Eye Glass, Hooks, Chains, Guards, etc.


Sold by me are warranted to fit.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.

AD. W. ROSE, Boot & Shoe Manufacturer.

Shop on Central Avenue, Opposite Central Avenue Hotel.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.

AD. EUROPEAN RESTAURANT, Removed across the way two doors south of Leland Hote. First-class meals at all hours. New rooms and new furniture for Lodgers. Oysters in every style.

GEO. A. DRUITT, Proprietor.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.


Have always on hand Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats, Poultry.

Game and Fish in season.

We furnish nothing but the best, and ask a trial. Cash paid for hides. SOUTH SUMMIT STREET.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.


ALEXANDER LAMPORT & CO., have ordered, and are now receiving a new and complete stock of Lumber, Lath, and Shingles, Which is as good and well assorted a stock as has ever been offered to the trade of Arkansas City, and at reasonably low figures.

Call and Examine.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.



We guarantee full value in every article in our store. Gents= shoes graded in price from $1.75 to $6.00. Gents= calf boot, from $2.50 to $6.00. Gents= slippers from 85 cts. To $2.00. Ladies= Kid Button, $1.25 to $6.

Ladies, we will invite your special attention to our line of slippers and low shoes.

Misses= and children=s spring heel shoes at lowest prices.


South Store in Highland Hall Block.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.

AD. EVERYBODY HALES SMITH=S BEE-HIVE GROCERY STORE, Where you can buy More Goods for $1.00 than at any other house in the city.

Try One Sack of O. B. FLOUR AT $1.35.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 186.





Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.


My weekly sales amount to more than the entire stock of others dealers in the same line in the city. Ten years experience and ample capital, and the judicious use of both place me in a position to make my selections from the very best line of goods direct from the manufactories, and place them on the market at figures below inferior goods, and I will guarantee to do it.





Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1886.

Major Osborne, the Ponca agent, advertises for a competent woman to do general housework at that agency.

The veterans of the Arkansas City post have appointed committees to arrange some fitting celebration of Decoration Day.

W. P. Wolfe has increased his storage facilities, and has given up the front part of his store for office room to Dix & Miller, real estate agents.

DIED. A. C. Gordon, an old soldier, died in East Bolton on Saturday morning, aged 48 years. His remains were buried in West Bolton the day following.

Our new street commissioner has filled up that bog in front of the Leland Hotel, and he has also repaired that dangerous break in the flume that crosses Fifth Avenue at Sixth Street.

Apples promise well, the trees being in full bloom, but the peach trees seem to have resolved on a rest this summer. Throughout Cowley County the peach buds are everywhere killed.

There has been a dearth of butter in town the past week, and the article called by courtesy, ACreamery butter,@ has been made to do service for the missing staple.

The Schubert Quartette Concert, being postponed last Friday on account of the rain storm, the entertainment will be given this evening, and the seats secured last week will be retained for ticket holders. A good house is assured.

The two Presbyterian preachers in this city exchanged pulpis on Sunday evening, Rev. Fleming preaching in the U. P. Church and Rev. Campbell in the First Presbyterian. Both were listened to by good sized audiences.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The jury returned a verdict of not guilty in the case of John Marshall, charged with killing Jack Schneider, in Maple City. The announcement of the verdict was received with boisterous applause.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

George Kroenert, of Wichita, last week purchased of T. H. McLaughlin the property on Summit Street where R. A. Houghton & Co., have their store. The price paid was $6,500. Wichita men have a fondness for Arkansas City, which is pretty convincing evidence they see growth ahead.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

At the last meeting of the city council there were four or five applicants for the office of street commissioner and no appointment was made. Last week Acting Mayor Thompson solved the difficulty by appointing Jacob Dunkle, a one-armed soldier, to the office. This is in strict conformity with civil service rules.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Charles Rambo, an old timer, in Pleasant Valley, was in town last week with a supply of pie-plant, which our grocers bought readily. He put in some plants a few years ago, and has since sold $1,000 worth of their produce. He has lately set out 1,000 apple trees and 500 grape vines, and is laying his plans to have a first rate fruit farm.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

We were favored a few days since with a call from Elmer G. Oldroyd, brother to T. B. Oldroyd, of this city. Mr. Oldroyd is from Wayne County, Ohio, and is making a leisurely visit to several friends in this state. This being his first visit here, he is surprised to find so solid and handsome a town, and is gratified at the activity and progress that surround him.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Three Italian musicians visited the city on Wednesday and gave our citizens music of a very superior order. The band consisted of a violinist, a flutist, and a harp player. On Thursday evening they furnished the music to a select dance party in Hoyt=s gymnasium, where twenty-five couples indulged in the light fantastic and had an exceedingly happy time. The wandering troubadors took their departure the following day.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

John M. Watson and his daughter, Eve, were guests at the Leland Hotel last week. They had in charge seven Indians--one a Caddo and two Comanche girls, and one Arapahoe and three Cheyenne boys, whom Miss Eva Watson left this city with on Sunday morning to conduct them to the Indian Training School at Wabash, Indiana. The dusky scholars ranged from 12 to 17 years, were neatly and comfortably clad, and were bright and intelligent in appearance. Mr. Jackson departed for the Chilocco school with a Ute boy, and will continue his labors in gathering up Indian children for the various educational establishments.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Humpty Dumpty Pantomine at the Opera House Monday night next.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

John Carter makes announcement of his new barber shop, on north Summit street, in our advertising columns.


My old friends and patrons will find me at my new stand on South Summit Street (opposite Steinberger & Coombs= drug store), where they can enjoy the luxury of a good, easy shave for ten cents, and a stylish hair cutting for 25 cents.

Low rates and ready cash my motto.

Give me a call.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The Frick Bros. are putting up a substantial awning in front of their brick store, occupied by Steinberger & Coombs.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

J. D. Kunkle, living six or seven miles west of this city, and an old subscriber of the TRAVELER, has planted 115 acres of corn.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

A. P. Alexander returned on Monday from a business trip to Atchison and Kansas City, which engaged him upwards of a week.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The south store of the Topliff block is approaching completion, and the Nickel Plate Restaurant will be opened next week.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

N. T. Snyder and his two children have been seriously ill the past week, but are now recovering. Their illness is attributed to a defective drain.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

City Marshal Gray has something to say to householders about cleaning up their premises. His message will be found in another column.

Take Notice.

All persons owning or occupying lots are hereby notified to remove all garbage or decaying animal or vegetable matter from their premises and alleys adjoining, according to the requirement of the city ordinances. A thorough cleansing and purifying at the approach of hot weather is necessary to the health of the city. Persons neglecting this notice will be punished to the full extent of the law.

WILLIAM J. GRAY, City Marshal.

ARKANSAS CITY, April 27th, 1886.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The Easter service at the M. E. Church last Sunday evening was a complete success. The singing, under the leadership of Prof. Funk, was remarkably good, and the exercise throughout in harmony with the occasion.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Dr. Alexander has leased his store to an eastern man, who will be in Arkansas City tomorrow. The lease was taken by C. S. Smith, who will return with his friend, and will immediately proceed with building his hotel.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

DIED. Charles Lish, a farmer on the Grouse, died on Thursday last, of pneumonia, aged about forty years. He was an old resident of the county, and was son-in-law to William Badley, who died about a year ago.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The publishers of the Republican Herald, of Ashland, Clarke County, have a libel suit on their hands. The plaintiff is a justice of the peace, and sues for $10,000 damage on account of an article reflecting upon his official character which appeared in the said newspaper.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The Stonecutters and Stonemasons Association of this city publish an interesting card in this issue, and we trust that their action will result in a better class of work being done. Stonemason work that will not stand till the building is completed, is certainly no credit to the workmen, and it is time such Ascab jobs@ should be corrected.

To Whom It May Concern.

The stone-masons and stone-cutters of Arkansas City have formed an association for the protection of their respective trades, their object being to give the endorsement of the association duly to competent workmen. As trouble and dissatisfaction have arisen from inferior work done by unskillful workmen, we shall strictly decline to admit any such as members. We call upon the people of this city and vicinity to aid us in resisting a practice harmful to our interest, whereby mechanics of other trades contract for our line of work and make a profit off our labor.

We ask the people of Arkansas City not to contract for stone-cutting or stone-mason work to persons who are not members of our trade.

Resolved, That we will not work upon jobs or contracts given to mechanics of other trades, and we shall declare such Ascab jobs,@ and boycott the parties guilty of such acts.

We wish it understood that this action has not been taken for the purpose of injuring their trades or out of any ill feeling, but simply in protection of our rights.


ARKANSAS CITY, April 21st, 1886.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

DEXTER EYE: Mr. G. W. Childers and daughter, Myrtle, of Sedan, made the Eye a very pleasant call yesterday. Mr. Childers has traded his drug store in Sedan to J. D. Ward for the farm known as the Gale Bryan farm. Mr. Childers is a man of superior business qualities and we will be glad to welcome him among us.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The Guild will give an ice cream and cake social in Gymnasium Hall on Friday evening, the 30th inst. The Buckskin Border Band will furnish music, and the exercises will consist of reading, recitations, and garlanding the Maypole. The ladies of the Guild who have this festivity in charge promise an enjoyable evening to their guests. Let there be a big turnout.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

When the verdict of acquittal in the Elliott murder case was announced, the audience in the courtroom burst out in vociferous applause. W. E. Merydith, postmaster at Dexter and editor of the Eye, was so demonstrative that he caught the eye of the court, and was fined $5 for his expression of approval at an inappropriate time and place.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

A petition, numerously signed by the businessmen of this city, has been sent to the vice-president of the A. T. & S. F. Road, asking that another passenger train be put on to accommodate the increasing travel to and from this city. Similar petitions, we understand, will be sent from Winfield and Wellington.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Our lumber dealers already feel the building boom, and are filling up their yards for a heavy trade this summer. Alexander, Lamport & Co., have the contract to furnish lumber for Smith=s new hotel; G. B. Shaw & Co., will supply the lumber for the second ward schoolhouse, and house patterns are being sold daily for private residences. Our hotels, also, are over-crowded and an empty tenement for newcomers is hard to find.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The march of improvement is making rapid strides along South Summit Street. Between Third and Fourth Avenues, Mr. Bittle is laying the foundations for a two-story brick building, 25 x 80 feet, and on the adjoining lot south, Charles Parker is excavating for a similar building of the same dimensions. South of them A. A. Newman is throwing up the earth to make room for a double building of 50 feet front, which will be finished off in handsome style and be an ornament to that portion of the city. Our business growth is north and south, and it is also extending transversely along Fifth and Central Avenues.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

We intended to mention last week a delightful serenade given to this editor and his household by AOur Serenading Club,@ but the press of matter in our columns prevented its appearance. The performers were Al. Heitkam, Charles Stewart, Guy Sparks, Frank Barnett, and Enos Kuhlman, who have obtained proficiency in the use of their instruments, and show judgment and taste as musicians. Their soft harmonies in the still midnight air were pleasing to the senses, and we return our hearty acknowledgments to the young gentlemen named for their polite attention.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Belle Dunnaway, of Atlanta, announces in one of our county exchanges that she is not dead, notwithstanding it has been published in the papers that she had gone to the land of shades. Here we have a question of veracity. The friends of the lady seem to have concluded that she has gone to kingdom come, and make public announcement of the fact; and surely their judgment is to be trusted. The recalcitrant Belle insists on her survival, and may, possibly, be walking about to save the expenses of a funeral; but her testimony stands unsupported against that of her friends, and she may be laboring under a harmless delusion. We incline to the belief that the case of the lovely Belle is hopeless, and it will be the part of wisdom for her to subside.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Esop, the Greek fabalist, says there is Anothing like leather,@ but if he had taken a turn through Alexander, Lamport & Co.=s well filled lumber yard, he would have sent down to posterity a different judgment.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Fine Stock Farm.

Albert Dean, of Bitter Creek, being in town a week or two ago, called at this office to pay his subscription, and invited ye local to pay a visit to his farm when he took an outing. The newspaper man treated himself to a drive there a few days since, and on entering the gate found himself surrounded by a fine stock farm 400 or 500 acres in extent, securely fenced and cross-fenced. He has planted 140 acres in corn, and his fat herd of beeves puts to shame those cattle raisers who leave their animals to rustle for themselves through the winter season. His granary is the most commodious and best appointed of any to be seen hereabout. He has a feed mill in one end with shafting enough to attach elevators to raise all his grain into bins placed on the second floor. Power is supplied by a large wind mill, which pumps sufficient water for the use of the stock and for all other purposes. Near the granary he has a Fairbanks scale (of 4,000 lbs. capacity), upon which he drove and weighed, for our benefit, a couple of his two-year-old steers. One weighed 1,272 lbs., and the other pulled up the beam at 1,087 lbs. Such a result from farm stock raising is a lesson to our cattle men that they must go and do likewise. This quality of cattle finds ready sale at $3.85, to $4.00. A return of $50 for a steer is some encouragement to go ahead. A few weeks ago Mr. Dean sold forty head of three choice cattle to Branham & Schiffbauer to slaughter for the Osage Indians. He also showed us his noted stallion (owned one-half by M. S. Hasie), which measures 18 hands and weighs nearly 1,000 lbs. Mr. Dean=s farm is a credit to his judgment and enterprise, and we are glad to learn that, notwithstanding depressed markets, it pays a fair profit on the capital invested. We hope to see his example more generally emulated.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Meeting of the School Board.

There was a meeting of the school board on Monday, the 19th last, at which a slight breeze was blown up. The president of the board, before that body convened, suggested that a secret session be held, but no such resolution was adopted by the board. In the early part of the session, William Gall, the architect of the proposed schoolhouse, entered the room, but was requested by the president to retire, as the board was in secret session. He made a hasty exit. Others also entered, who on receiving a similar notification, also made themselves scarce. Finally Prof. Weir presented himself, and was requested by Rev. Witt to retire; but that gentleman thought he had a right to be present, so he took his seat and remained there during the meeting. Some delay in the work will be caused by this bluff practice on Mr. Gall, as it is his duty to notify the contractors whose bids have been received of the fact. He naturally feels annoyed, and says the next time he is invited to leave a meeting he has a right to attend, he will know what authority he is dealing with.

The following are the bids that were accepted.

J. E. Beck & Co., basement complete, $595.70.

Baer & Endicott, brick in walls, $2,108.

H. H. Hyatt, carpenter work, $1,100.

G. W. Lacey, lathing and plastering, $650.

George Hasel, cut stone, $413.

G. B. Shaw & Co., lumber, $2,125.

Ferguson & Thomas, painting, $340.

Howard Bros. Hardware, $90.

G. W. Miller, tinwork, $28.42.

Total (exclusive of nails): $7,450.12

Measures will be taken to condemn the site for the building in the second ward.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Cherokee Strip Round-Up.

The Cherokee Strip Round-up will meet at Tom Snow=s camp, on Red Rock, the 25th day of May, work to be commenced on the 26th. MARION BLAIR, M. H. SNYDER, Committee.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Notice. The Stock Protective Union, of Bolton Township, will meet in the Bland schoolhouse, on Saturday evening next, May 1.

J. A. RAMSAY, Secretary.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Mr. Wright (of Wright & Tilton), who has the contract to build ten miles of the Arkansas City extension of the Southern Kansas railroad, called in our sanctum on Monday to make acquaintance. He has three construction parties at work, from the south bank of the Arkansas to Chilocco Creek, making the grade, and yesterday established a camp on this side of the river to grade from the townsite to the river. As this enterprising firm has no one working on the road ahead of them, it is probable they will extend their operations by taking another and a larger contract.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1886.

DIED. Died, in this city, on Sunday night, of laryngitis, Carrie M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Eddy, aged 6 years and 5 months.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

There was an elegant display of flowers at the funeral services of little Carrie Eddy yesterday, and among the most liberal contributors to this floral profusion was Mrs. H. P. Standley. When the funeral cortege arrived at the grave, it was found that the loving hands of playmates had decorated the mound of earth with wild flowers woven into tasteful designs, and the sides of the grave were similarly garlanded.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The contracts are let for the new schoolhouse, and soon our city will have another commodious building in which to teach the young idea how to shoot. This suggests the important truth that Alexander, Lamport & Co., have their yard in this city fitted with well selected lumber for all uses, which they are selling at rates adapted to the times.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

While the railroad furore is so thoroughly occupying the masculine attention, the ladies will please note that Mrs. W. M. Henderson will have her semi-annual display of millinery on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the 6th, 7th, and 8th of May.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The celebrated Tony Deneir=s Humpty Dumpty Pantomine Troupe will appear at the Opera House on Monday night next, May 3. Admission 50 cents, reserved seats 75 cents. On sale at Ridenour & Thompson=s.

Tony Deneir=s Humpty Dumpty will be the greatest attraction of the season--now in its 18th annual tour. It carries a band and orchestra. Do not fail to see it.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

E. L. McDowell notifies our readers that he will remove his jewelry store into the Bittle Block on Friday.


MAY 1ST, 1886,



Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

There will be no postponement of the Schubert Quartette concert this time on account of the weather.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Motion for a New Trial.

The hearing of the motion for a new trial in the Mowry case is set for Friday next. The reasons assigned for the application are that the court admitted improper and illegal testimony; that material evidence has since been discovered favorable to defendant; that the jury misconducted itself, thus preventing a proper consideration of the case; that the court instructed wrongly in material points of law; that the court also erred in refusing to give special instructions as requested by the defendant; that the verdict is contrary to law and the evidence; and that one or more of the jurors expressed an opinion as to the guilt of the defendant during the trial. These grounds will be argued before the court, and if sustained with adequate specifications, the option remains with the judge to grant a new trial.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Guelph Items.

Every farmer in this neighborhood is busy planting corn. A larger acreage than usual will be deovted to that cereal.

Dr. J. E. Bogart, of this place, is talking of removing his stock of drugs and medicines to the new town of Cale.

C. B. Carson and the Picket Bros. report a fair trade, notwithstanding the prevailing dullness of times.

There is a man in this neighborhood who says he never has a minute=s time to read the papers. His neighbors say he frets himself nearly to death because he cannot make $100 a day. Such a man deprives himself of all enjoyment of life because of his anxiety to get rich.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The railroad fight is being actively waged, the issue being whether Arkansas City or Winfield shall gain the connection. Whatever the result, Alexander, Lamport & Co., will continue to sell lumber to their patrons, and offer to them a choice of extensive and well selected stock which cannot fail to suit all in want of such material.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.


What our Advanced Pupils are Doing and the Studies They Pursue.

Our school editor on Friday visited the high school, in its temporary rooms in the Commercial Block. Mr. J. C. Bryan and Miss Elsie Obenchain are the teachers, Prof. Weir having charge of the class in Civil Government. The present attendance is 45 scholars, a number of the boys having been taken away lately to engage in summer work. The rooms are commodious, well lighted, and provided with modern furniture; the pupils were evidently interested in their studies, and showed marked intelligence. When our reporter entered the recitation room, he found Assistant Bryan laboring with a small class in the intricacies of English Grammar. Relative and demonstrative pronouns were under consideration, and the rules which govern their use in connection with animate and inanimate objects. Proceeding generations of text-book writers have endeavored to formulate rules for the correct use of this class of words, but none have succeeded in infusing clearness and precision into their work, and every tyro in grammar has the same perplexing difficulties to encounter. To the foreigner the study of the English language is a subject of wholesome dread, and our crude, inadequate, and indeclinable pronouns (of the class above named) present no small share of the difficulties that meet him. Who, what, which, this, and that are made to do service in our tongue, for a class of words which in the Latin and derivative languages (French, Italian, Spanish, etc.) clearly express every condition of being, and describe every deliency of tense, number, and circumstance.

The grammar class dismissed, the students of political economy took their seats. AExchange@ was the subject under review; what an article will bring in the market, the various conditions that affect value, the diverse modes of interchanging products. It is admitted by the best writers that the treatises of our most approved authorities on this subject are largely theoretical and wholly unsatisfactory. They can only deal with general principles, and when they undertake to define the laws that govern rents, values, labor relations, the interchange of commodities, and so on, they find so many conditions existing that cannot be reduced to law, that their attempts at scientific codification are largely misleading. Young people, in school, can only learn what their text books contain, and when they have mastered the nomenclature and learned the principles as they are laid down, they are ready to go into the world to get their information from daily experience and at first hand. The teacher had his pupils define the various methods of exchange, engaged with them in a discussion on the functions of money, and spent some time in considering the subject of taxation. Aptness was shown by the class, and the recitation was made interesting to all.

Accompanying Prof. Weir into his office our reporter looked over a number of papers written by the class on ACivil Government.@ These papers consisted of replies to a number of questions placed on the blackboard, in review of what had been studied, and were written by the class without communicating with each other or recourse to books. Statute and natural law were defined; the object and functions of government--monarchy, limited and absolute aristocracy; a fierce democracy and a republic; the rights of the citizen; the legislative, executive, and judicial functions; and sundry cognate matters. Several of these exercises were very creditable; the definitions being clearly given, facts correctly stated, the writing neatly done, and the spelling correct. Others less clearly apprehended their subject, were diffuse and illogical in their definitions, and wandered over too much space. This study is of great interest and importance, and credit is due Prof. Weir for having his class well advanced.

The hour the newspaper man spent with these young students was profitably employed, and he departed with the conviction that faithful work is being done by teachers and scholars.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

INDIAN CHIEFTAIN: Frank Dasher, a white man with a negro wife, and Aleck Scott, the wife=s brother, living at Post Oak, Creek Nation, have been arrested for cattle stealing. The cattlemen in the vicinity declare they are guilty and we presume they are.

CEDAR VALE STAR: A survey is being made from Howard by the Santa Fe both to Grenola and Moline, and the road will be built to Cedar Vale from one or the other of these points.

In concluding its notice of the Southern Kansas Medical Convention, the Wichita Beacon says: AThe convention was a decided success in every particular, and will long be remembered with pleasure by those who attended. The association is composed of a handsome body of able gentlemen, skillful in the practice of their honored profession and a credit to their state.@

WELLINGTON PRESS: Arkansas City cast more votes at the last election than Winfield. The town on the border will eventually be THE TOWN of Cowley County.

FORT SCOTT MONITOR: In securing more information relative to the funeral of an ex-soldier the other day, a Monitor reporter learned that the laws of Kansas prohibit, under penalty, the burial of the body of any person who served in the Union Army in the potter=s field. The funeral expenses to the extent of fifty dollars of such as die in poverty are chargeable upon the county. Kansas is about the only state to place such laws on the statute book. In fact, it is one of the few states where an overwhelming public sentiment in their favor makes such enactments possible.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The Railway Question.

On Saturday an election will be held in half a dozen townships in this county to vote on the Independence and Southwestern bonds, and the following Monday the issue of bonds for the Kansas State Line railway will be voted on. The contest is a keen one, the leading businessmen of this city and from Winfield being engaged in the canvass. The matter is fairly laid before the voters, and when they come to deposit their ballots, it will be a man=s own fault if he does not vote intelligently. It has been made fully known that the State Line company submit an honest and practicable proposition to build a railway along a tier of counties east of here that are without railway communication, and that will give them an outlet east and west. The money to build the line is pledged, and if the assistance asked is granted, it will be completed and in operation within the time specified.

The Independence and Southwestern road is not an honest proposition. It was concocted in a mere spirit of rivalry by Winfield parties to head off the Arkansas City project; it describes an impossible course and is not intended to be built. The fact that

W. P. Hackney is the chief mover in the business, and brings no other forces to its advocacy than blackguardism, abuse, and mendacity, is enough to condemn it in the eyes of all right thinking men. The scheme was concocted in haste, it was bulldozed through the board of county commissioners by a resort to ruffianism, and it goes to the voters with no responsible party at its back, with no guaranties that the projected road will be built, with no showing that entitles it to the faith of any reasonable being.

These facts, we say, have been clearly shown in the canvass that is making the present week, and we look to see the State Line proposition supported with such a majority of votes that the envious concocters of the Winfield proposition will be rebuked into silence and humility.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

City Market.

Corrected April 28th, 1886.


Corn per bu.: $.38 @ $.30

Wheat per bu.: $.80

Oats per bu.: $.30

Potatoes per bu.: $.85

Hogs per cwt.: $3.30

Chickens per doz.: $2.50


Flour per cwt.: $1.00 @ $3.00

Corn meal per cwt.: $1.20

Sugar, granulated, 12 lbs.: $1.00

Coffee, 6 lbs.: $1.00

Butter, per lb.: $.15 @ $.20

Lard, per lb.: $.10

Chickens each: $.25

Eggs per doz.: $.10 @ $.125

Ham per lb.: $.125

Bacon per lb.: $.10

Beef, prime roast, per lb.: $.10

Sirloin steak, per lb.: $.125

Round steak, per lb.: $.10

Boiling pieces, per lb.: $.06 & $.08

Apples per pk.: $.85

Coal per ton, Canon City: $8.00

Anthracite per ton: $18.50 [? HARD TO READ...COULD BE $13.50.]

Osage and Weir City per ton: $6.00

Pittsburg per ton: $5.25

Wood per cord: $5.00


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Railroad Notice.

We will not be responsible for any supplies furnished our sub-contractors or men working for us in any capacity without such supplies are furnished upon our written order, and all accounts against us or our employees must be made out and furnished us by the 3rd of each month, for all goods furnished the preceding month. Take notice and govern yourselves accordingly.


Contractors Southern Kansas R. R.

Arkansas City Extension.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

The Business School closes this week. The evening classes in Bookkeeping will continue as heretofore. L. F. ABERNETHY.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.




Corner Third Avenue and Summit Street.

Arkansas City, Kansas,

Where you can get the best accommodations in town. Everything new and clean. Good airy rooms, well ventilated, etc. In fact, it is the only first-class hotel in the city.

Please give us a call and be convinced.




Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Ad. Wanted a woman who can cook, wash, and do general housework. A good salary paid a competent woman. Address with reference.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Ad. Mrs. L. C. Funk, of this city, an artist of several years= experience, gives instruction in all branches of drawing and painting. Landscapes and flower paintings a specialty. Orders promptly executed. Call at residence, corner 7th Avenue and 10th Street, and examine work.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Ad. Y. M. C. A. Meets in its rooms (over China Hall, North Summit Street) every Wednesday evening, at 8 o=clock, and on Sunday at 3 p.m. All are invited to attend.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


Are prepared with a large and varied stock of the novelties and necessaries required to make life endurable through the hot season. The variety of FANS, PARASOLS, AND SUN UMBRELLAS IS UNSURPASSED.

THE LINES OF Piques, Lawns, Nainsooks, India Linens, Mulls, Robes, Zephyr, Ginghams and crinkled Seersuckers, ARE VERY COMPLETE.

Our assortment of summer underwear, in Gauze, Balbriggan, Lisle Thread, and Silk is not equalled in variety and price.



Keep cool and visit



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


We are now offering our desirable stock of SADDLES, BRIDLES, DRAUGHT AND BUGGY HARNESS, AT REDUCED RATES,

Preparatory to removal into our new store, in the Occidental Hotel. Bargains are offered for fifteen days, and the sale will be without reserve. Come and secure bargains.


Arkansas City, July 28th.


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First Door North First National Bank.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


KEEP A FULL STOCK OF Choice Cigars and Tobacco, Paints and Oils,

Drugs, Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumes, etc.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.



Keep a full line of all kinds of musical goods, and can supply anything you want, at lowest living rates.

Our goods are strictly first-class, and guaranteed as represented. Give us a call and see for yourself.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

AD. MRS. L. C. FUNK keeps a full line of artists= materials, and gives lessons in all branches of painting. Call and see specimens of her work.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

A Thriving Town.

Mr. S. Steinberg returned last night from Arkansas City, where he has been making arrangements for establishing a branch of his large clothing house. He says he intends to make the store there equal to the one in this city, and if he does that, the people of Arkansas City can be satisfied that they are securing a business house which will be the best in their city. The store will be opened about August 15th. It will be under the charge of Max Straus, who will have an interest in the business, the firm name being Steinberg & Co. He will go to Arkansas City the last of next week.

Mr. Steinberg is enthusiastic over the people, the enterprise, and the prospects of Arkansas City. He thinks it has as fine a future before it as any city in Southern Kansas. It is located near the junction of the Walnut and Arkansas Rivers, four miles from the Indian Territory, 223 miles from Lawrence. The population is about 5,000, and is rapidly increasing. The people are pushing, energetic, and pleasant. Water works are now being constructed, and in every way the town shows the spirit of advancement. The great rival is Winfield, but Arkansas City is rapidly getting the Indian Territory trade, a big thing in that country, and has better prospects for the future. The crops there are doing splendidly, having had plenty of rain and a rich, fertile soil.

A great curiosity to strangers is the canal about three miles long connecting the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers. The Walnut is on a much lower level than the Arkansas and the fall makes an unsurpassable water power. Already flour and saw mills are at work, and with their cheap power manufactories cannot fail to flourish.

Mr. Steinberg met a number of Aformerly of Lawrence@ people in Arkansas City. Among them were Judge Christian, once judge in this city; Ben Nessler, Ashton, who was burned out here and now has a contract on the government building at Winfield; G. M. Walker, Jr., now with a surveying party. Lawrence (Kansas) Tribune.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


For Governor. JOHN A. MARTIN.

For Lieutenant Governor. A. P. RIDDLE.

For Secretary of State. E. B. ALLEN.

For Treasurer. JAMES W. HAMILTON.

For Auditor. TIM McCARTHY.

For Attorney General. S. B. BRADFORD.

For Sup=t Public Instruction. J. H. LAWHEAD.

For Judge of the Supreme Court. D. M. VALENTINE.

For Congress, 3rd District. B. W. PERKINS.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


I hereby announce myself a candidate for the position of Superintendent of Cowley County, subject to the Republican county convention. S. F. OVERMAN.

I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of Probate Judge of Cowley County, subject to the decision of the Republican convention. W. E. TANSEY.

I hereby announce myself as a candidate for re-nomination for representative from the 60th district, subject to the decision of the republican district convention. L. P. KING.


I hereby announce myself as candidate for the office of Probate Judge of Cowley County, subject to the decision of the republican county convention. P. B. LEE.

(Vernon Township)

We are requested to announce the name of Prof. H. T. Albert, of Windsor Township as a candidate for the office of Probate Judge, subject to the decision of the republican county convention.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

The Late Rains.

The Arkansas River is out of its banks at Oxford. The Ninnescah is spreading all over the country, and is within an inch of the highest ever known.

NEWTON REPUBLICAN. {August 6, 1886.] The heavy rain this morning was attended by no damage except the flooding of a few cellars and the displacement of walks in the lower parts of town. It was the heaviest rain that has fallen in twelve months. Sand creek, like our city, is on a boom.

DEXTER EYE. On last Saturday during the heavy rain the water from the eaves of the two old schoolhouses and hill side ran into the northwest corner of the new stone schoolhouse that was nearly completed, causing that corner to settle and doing great damage to the building, throwing out two arches and making an ugly crack in the wall. We don=t pretend to say who is at fault or if anyone is really to blame.

CEDAR VALE STAR. One effect of the recent rains has been to stimulate the blackberry bushes into producing a second crop this season. The berries are now being brought into market, and are large, ripe, and luscious. A case has been reported to us of a field which bids fair to yield seventy-five bushels or more to the acre, from which a crop of wheat had been harvested before the corn was planted. Kansas beats the world.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

Winfield=s Frauds and Follies.

Mayor Schiffbauer, one of the best informed advocates of the K. C. & Pan Handle railroad, and a director of the company, has been making an active canvass of the various townships in Cowley County, where the bonds are to be voted on, and reports a favorable feeling everywhere he has been. Quite naturally he has been posting himself on all matters relating to this enterprise, and also on the rival scheme concocted by Winfield parties. He produces the charter of the Chicago, Kansas and Western R. R. Co., which was set before the people as a Santa Fe project, and the proposition subsequently withdrawn because that company disclaimed all connection with it. This is quite a curiosity in the way of railroad literature. It provides for 19 lines of road running all over the state, making an aggregate length of 2,400 miles, and requiring a capital of $48,000,000. But the most notable part of the business is the fraud perpetrated in the preparation of this charter. The state law requires that a railroad charter shall be signed by five directors, three of whom shall be residents of Kansas. Mr. Schiffbauer points out that this instrument is signed by only two directors of the company, the other three names appended to the charter not being those of directors. The acknowledgment is also taken by a notary whose commission had expired three months previously; and another irregularity pointed out in the taking the acknowledgement outside of the county for which he was appointed.

This element of fraud enters largely into all the railroad projects got up by Winfield parties to head off this city. It will be remembered that the L. and S. W. scheme, hurriedly put together at a Saturday meeting attended by half a score lawyers and bankers of Winfield, started out with the irregularity of submitting a petition to Commissioner Guthrie for signature, asking the chairman of the board to call a meeting to consider the proposition before the names of any taxpayers were obtained; and after the proposition had been submitted and rejected at an election, the damaging admission was made that no survey had been run, no estimate of the cost given, and the route designated was so circuitous and impracticable that its rejection at the polls was a real blessing in disguise. Frank Schiffbauer, in handling this very assailable matter, gets in a number of his keen thrusts, and leaves the operators in these crooked schemes in a very damaged condition.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

UDALL RECORD. Over at Cambridge last Wednesday James Wolfe, a man about 67 years old, stabbed Will Farris in the left side with a large pocket knife, severing two ribs and an artery. His recovery is doubtful. Farris was drunk and made the old man mad. Wolfe is now in jail at Winfield and will be given a preliminary examination on the 12th of this month.

WELLINGTON MONITOR. Mr. James Hill, a prominent railroad contractor of Arkansas City, on Monday signed a contract with the directors of the Fort Smith, Wellington & Northwestern at their office in this city, for the construction of the road from Arkansas City through this county and northwest through the counties of Sedgwick, Reno, and Rice, at the option of the company. By the terms of the agreement, Mr. Hill contracts to furnish the entire material, and do the work, turning over the completed road to the company in accordance with certain specifications which will insure them a line first-class in every particular. He further agrees to commence construction not later than September 1st, the road to be completed in sections within specified dates.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

GLOBE-DEMOCRAT. Judge Hawkins, the new Assistant Secretary of the Interior, has commended himself to popular favor by deciding that Commissioner Spark=s policy of canceling land entries on the ex parte reports of his inspectors must be discontinued. Where fraud is alleged, the decision says, the accused parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty by regular judicial methods. It is gratifying to know that a point has finally been reached where Mr. Sparks= enthusiastic instincts as a reformer are to be subordinated to well established rules of common justice and fairness.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

The Kind of Men They Are.

The following from the American Sheep Breeder, of Chicago, April, 1885, is evidence of the standing and character of Mr. Reece, president, and Mr. Harkness, secretary, of the Kansas City and Pan Handle Road.

AMr. Reece came here from England in 1870 and purchased the well-known Burnt Creek farm of 1,500 acres, a model tract of valley and slope land, adjoining his new town, and in 1871 was joined by Mr. John Whittaker Bean, a young Englishman of ample fortune, who has since been jointly interested with him in this noble estate. The farm lies a full mile on Burnt Creek, by which it is admirably watered, is almost solidly made up of rich alluvial bottom and slope land, embraces a fine body of young walnut, oak, ash, cherry, elm, hickory, and hackberry timber, some deep pools of clear, running water, and fine timber-sheltered fee lots, and is improved with a pretty cottage, stone dairy, and poultry houses, a good granary, fine horse barnns, stables and sheds, extensive stone corrals, several miles of stone wall, several wells and cisterns, a fruitful orchard and handsome young catalpa grove; has 300 acres in cultivation to corn, oats and millet, and produced the last season about 11,000 bushels of these grains. Mr. Reece has the place farmed on the tenant plan, and devotes his best energies to the improvement of his new town. In the earlier years of his residence here, he brought to Burnt Creek stud the well-known thoroughbred stallion, AJohn B.@ In 1878 he purchased and brought to the farm Alexander=s thoroughbred stallion, AAlhambra,@ a son of the world-famous old Lexington, out of dam by imported Glencoe, and for years held these illustrious sires for service here till the whole country was dignified with their offspring. . . .

AMr. Harkness came here in 1871 from Cleveland, Ohio; has invested about $5,000, and has now personal and real estate well worth $30,000. He is a representative young man of fine judgment and executive ability, thorough business habits, and high standing; is manly, public-spirited, and hospitable; owns one of the most desirable and valuable estates in the county, and could easily carry 4,000 sheep or 600 cattle without over-stocking his range and feed yards. Mr. Harkness and his estimable lady dispense a generous and genial hospitality, and are both delighted with the country.@

From American Sheep Breeder, April 1885, Chicago.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

City Market.

Corrected August 11th, 1886.


Hay per ton: $5.00

Baled Hay: $6.00

Corn per bu.: $.30 @ $.35

Wheat per bu.: $.80

Oats per bu.: $.80

Potatoes per bu.: $.50 @ $.75

Hogs per cwt.: $3.50 @ $3.75

Chickens per doz.: $1.75 @ $2.00


Flour per cwt.: $2.00 @ $3.00

Corrn meal per cwt.: $1.20

Sugar, granulated, 12 lbs.: $1.00

Coffee, 6 lbs.: $1.00

Butter per lb.: $.10 to $.15 & $.20

Lard per lb.: $.10

Chickens each: $.25

Eggs per doz.: $.10 @ $.125

Ham sliced per lb.: $.175

Bacon sliced per lb.: $.10

Beef, prime roast per lb.: $.10

Sirloin steak per lb.: $.125

Round steak per lb.: $.10

Boiling pieces per lb.: $.06 @ $.08.

Apples per pk.: $.35 @ $.50

Wood per cord: $5.00


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

Notice of Final Settlement.

Notice is hereby given to the heirs of law, legatees, and all other persons who may be interested in the estate of Wm. F. Dickinson, deceased, that the undersigned, administrator, with the will annexed, of said estate, will apply in the Probate Court of Cowley County, Kansas, at the October term, 1886, of said court, on the 4th day of said term, at 9 o=clock a.m., for leave to make a final settlement of said estate. And you are further notified that at the same time and place said Administrator will present to said court for allowance, his claims against said estate for compensation for his services and for the expenses of administration.

Dated at Arkansas City, Kansas, this 7th day of August, 1886.


Administrator of said estate.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

Dissolution Notice.

Notice is hereby given that the partnership of Bundrem & Gallagher, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, C. Bundrem retiring, and H. Gallagher continuing the business. All liabilities and debts of the firm must be presented to H. Gallagher for settlement.



Arkansas City, Kansas, August 5, 1886.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.









The Old Reliable is now running three new and commodious wagons, and does a general train and jobbing business. Public patronage solicited, and orders promptly attended to. Leave orders at Snyder & Hutchison=s.


Practical upholsterer. Mattresses made to order and renovated. Upholstered Furniture repairing a specialty, carpet laying and shade hanging. Awnings made and put in order. Shop over Wyckoff=s store.



INSURANCE AGENT. Risks taken in the most secure companies.

Office in Jerome Steele=s drug store, corner of Summit Street and Central Avenue, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.



The above firm desire to inform the people of Arkansas City that they are prepared to do a general transfer and jobbing business, and teaming of all kind, having four licensed teams, and solicit the patronage of the public.

Leave orders at Ware & Pickering=s.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


Tender their [? ONLY HIS NAME MENTIONED ?] professional services to the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity. All calls in the city or country, night and day, will receive promptt attention. Office open night and day.



Abstracts examined and collections made.

Arkansas City, Kansas.



Men=s clothes renovated and repaired. Paints, oils, and other grease stains removed without injury to the garment.

One door north of Central Avenue Hotel, Arkansas City, Kansas.



New Rooms and good table.

House well located and well patronized.

Terms: $1 a day; $4.50 per week.

Arkansas City, Kansas.



Star Livery and Feed Stables.

Passengers carried to all parts of the country at reasonable prices.

Special attention given to boarding stock.

Stable at Fifth Avenue, Arkansas City, Kansas.

JNO. W. KREAMER, Attorney-at-Law.


Arkansas City, Kansas.

Practices in all courts--State and Federal.



I have just fitted up this popular restaurant in modern style, and added an ice cream parlor for Ladies and families.



Centrally located, and cosy of access to strangers.

LUNCH at all hours.



Cheap Money. Quick Loans.

No weary waiting. Sign the papers and get your money.

FARMERS! Call and see us and get the lowest rates and

Best Terms on Farm Loans in Southern Kansas.

Office in First National Bank Building, Arkansas City, Kansas.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


Have always on hand Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meat.

Poultry, Game and Fish in Season.

We furnish nothing but the best and ask a trial.

Cash paid for hides.

South Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas.



Is offering bargains in the newest styles of jewelry.

Just received a FINE LINE OF GOLD PENS,

the nicest ever offered in this city.





Land, Loan and Insurance.

Rents collected and taxes paid.

Furnished City Property sold or exchanged.

Titles examined and abstracts made.

Office in D. L. Means= implement store, Summit Street,

Arkansas City, Kansas.






California Canned Goods, Fruits, Vegetables, and Provisions.


30 cents per quart. Warranted pure cream.

Hamilton & Pentecost=s Candies.







Arkansas City, Kansas.



(Opposite St. James Hotel.)

I am now open for a regular restaurant business, with lunch counter in connection.

Accommodations for a limited number of table boarders.




Medicines, Patent Medicine, Oils, Perfurmery, and Toilet Articles.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.



Are now in their new quarters, with a large and carefully selected stock of Drugs, Chemicals, and Druggists= Sundries.

They invite their friends and the public generally to give them a call. All drugs warranted.

Prescriptions prepared at all hours.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.



Having made sale of a part of our shoe stock, to be delivered Sept. 1, we will sell the entire balance at wholesale or retain on or before Sept. 1, 1886. Our goods are nearly all new and desirable, and we mean business. We will give you some


We sell a $5.00 shoe for $4.00.

We sell a $4.00 shoe for $3.00.

We sell our best low-cut ladies= shoes from 40 cents to 85 cents, worth 60 cents to $1.00.


In Men=s and Children=s Shoes, to reduce, and if possible to close out our entire stock. Remember, this CUT OF PRICES only runs to Sept. 1, unless we see proper to continue longer thereafter.

If you want your fall goods cheaper than you ever bought goods in Arkansas City, come and buy thhem at our closing-out sale. Come early before our stock is broken and make your selections. Come to the

BITTLE BLOCK, where the ABig Dog@ sits in the window, at

Dailey=s Shoe Store.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

BIG AD. IF YOU WANT GOOD WEARING, RELIABLE BOOTS AND SHOES, Come and See Us. WE HAVE A LARGE STOCK, which we buy direct from the best manufacturers in the United States.

If you want cheap, shoddy, worthless goods, don=t come.

S. Matlack,



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


Land, Loan and Insurance Brokers. City and Farm Property for sale or exchange. If you want bargains come and see us.

Collections made, taxes paid, and rents collected. Money loaned on easy terms.

Two doors north of First National Bank.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


We offer for Fifteen Days ONLY,

Three Hundred Pair of Ladies= Kid Button Boot, at $1.00 per pair.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.





All suits and pants marked down to rock bottom.

Come and examine our prices. You can save 25 percent in buying your clothing from us.


Three Doors South of Post Office.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


No saddles ever sold in the Territory that please as ours do.

Ask any stockman for reference.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.


Keep on hand a large assortment of dimension and finishing lumber, siding, moulding, doors, sashes, and blinds. Mixed paints, lath, and shingles.


Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.

AD. D. L. MEANS, Has moved to his new warehouse in the UNION BLOCK, where he keeps in stock full lines of Implements, Wagons, Buggies, windmills, gas supplies, plumbing materials, and other machinery. Agent for the Shuttler wagon and Abbott=s steel gear buggies.

Give me a call before purchasing elsewhere.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.




With an entire new and fashionable stock of Men=s, Youths= and Boys=

Clothing, Hats, Caps and Gents= Furnishing Goods.

All prices guaranteed to be 20 percent less than was ever offered in this city by any other house. Remember place and date.


Branch at Lawrence, Kansas.

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Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.


Say, neighbor, I hear you are going to build a new house. How is it?

NEIGHBOR. AWell, I reckon I do, for Mariar Jane says I must keep up with the boom.@

I would say, neighbor, I have just come from Arkansas City, and the way they boom there beats the world. Why, everybody is building, and everybody must build. The town talk just now is all about building--building, and that 4-eyed man, Miller, is nigh onto giving nails and locks away, if they only build. It seems like everybody goes to him for tin roofing and guttering, because he does his work so well. He has got an awful nice store, chock full of everything you can want in the hardware, stove, and tinware line. I say, neighbor, don=t fail to call at 500 Summit Street for a good bargain, where you will be greeted with a smile by that



Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.


The best quality of ice kept constantly on hand. Families supplied. Leave orders at the office on Fifth Avenue, rear of Leland Hotel. Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.





Business House, Business Lots, Residence Lots and Houses in all parts of city.

INSURANCE written in Leading Companies. Losses paid in 1885, $10.000. No disputed claims.


Money to Loan on Farm, City, and Chattel Property. We make collections, rent houses, and pay taxes.

We have charge of the following buildings, in which choice rooms are to be had for offices or suits of rooms for families.


We also have the management of the Opera House. Good terms made for first-class troups, entertainments, socials, dances, etc.

For information call on or address FRANK J. HESS.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.


(Successor to G. B. Shaw & Co.)



J. W. STROHM, Manager.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.



Ranging in price 10 cents to $1 PER PAIR,


AL. HORN, Sign of the ABIG BOOT.@


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

AD. 1870 1886

EDDY=S DRUG STORE is the place to buy

Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Glass, Books, Stationery, etc.


Oldest and most reliable Drug Store in the city.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.




Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.




My stock of wagon wood work is complete.

I sell only the GREAT WESTERN STOVES, The most popular stoves ever sold in Kansas.

TINWARE, My own manufacture, and sold cheap.


I claim it to be the best vapor stove in the market.


My facilities for the manufacture of anything you need out of Tin, Sheet Iron, Copper, etc., are not excelled in Cowley County. Work of any nature in these metals solicited.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

E. M. Andrews advertises saddles and harness for sale.

Fresh bread and pies at Rothenhofer=s, two doors south of Central Avenue.

Insure your property with Lowe, Hoffman & Barron.


If you want to sell your farm, place it in the hands of Meigs & Nelson.

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

Confectioneries, fruit, and ice cold drinks at Rothenhofer=s, North Summit Street.

Rothenhofer serves delicious ice cream and cake in the Bishop block.

The best ice cream in the city, only 10 cents a dish, at the Nickel Plate.

Pictures from card to life size, at the Arkansas City Art Gallery.

Go to the Little Gallery on the Corner for photographs. Geo. H. Dresser=s old stand.

Corn fed beef, prime young pork, home sausage, and lard kept constantly on hand at the City Meat Market.

Fresh meat of the best quality kept on ice, at the City Market, Bower & Woods, proprietors.

Just received, another car load of bedroom suits--walnut, ash, and maple. All prices. WRIGHT & STANFORD.

Joe Smith, formerly with Kroenert & Austin, is now with Geo. E. Hasie & Co., where he will be pleased to see all his old friends.

A fine line of chemicals and drugs always kept in stock by Steinberger & Coombs.

You will get the finest meal in the city, prepared by a French cook, at the Nickel Plate.

Sofas, lounges, easy chairs, tote-a-tates [?], and other upholstered goods, at W. P. Wolfe=s.

Just received, another car load bedsteads--maple, ash, and walnut. Prices to suit the times. WRIGHT & STANFORD.

Try my Arctic Soda. I make the syrup of pure granulated sugar, and it pleases the taste of the most fastidious. C. L. KLOOR.

BABY CARRIAGES. I have the largest line off baby carriages in stock that was ever brought to this city. Come and examine them. All tastes and all sized purses can be suited. PETER PEARSON.

FOR RENT. Good rooms in Central block. Apply to Armstrong & Co.



[STARTING WITH SECOND COLUMN: HAD HEADER SAYING ACity and Vicinity@...reckon one could say this is where news items were started.]

Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

The oats for the cavalry horses on the Chilocco are shipped on contract from Leavenworth.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

The Island Park Association papers are all made and signed, and work will begin on putting it up again.

W. G. Scott, formerly salesman for J. O. Johnson & Co., is now behind the counters of A. A. Newman & Co.

The copious rains have cooled the parched earth, and the temperature the past week has been greatly moderated.

Doc. Raymond appeared on the street on Monday, after a week=s confinement in his room with intermittent fever.

The contract to supply six beeves a day to the railroad contractors was let by Halsell & Decker at six cents a pound, for dressed beef.

Charles Bundrem retires from his ownership in the Red Front meat market. His late partner, Hugh Gallagher, will continue the business.

Ed Butterfield was in town a few days last week. He is running a drug store in Eldorado, and speaks well of his business.

F. M. Stewart of the Winfield Cattle Co., returned from St. Louis on Thursday, to which city he had shipped 175 head of fat cattle. He reports prices low and the market badly demoralized.

W. H. Beerhalter & Co., watch and jewelry manufacturers, have taken a window in O. J. Dougherty=s drug store, and their show counter contains some fine goods.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Mr. Crocker, on Bitter Creek, has a force of men on his range in the Indian Territory putting up hay for himself, and another force putting up 1,500 tons at one dollar a ton on the ground for Mr. Foss.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

WESTERN ADVOCATE: Every indication goes to show that the coming season will witness the heaviest immigration Kansas has ever known. In the eastern states times are hard, and farmers and laborers are dissatisfied with their crops and wages. Naturally an American=s mind turns toward the westward.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

A number of laborers came in on the Santa Fe yesterday, and were promptly forwarded to work on the extension of that line in the territory. The building of the hundred miles during the present year, required by the charter, will be put through with a rush.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

C. M. Scott started last week for Fort Smith, Arkansas, but was detained by the washout on the Frisco road. He grew tired of the detention, and returned home, intending to make a later start. The Winfield Visitor speaks of our pioneer townsman as D. M. Scott, the Indian interpreter.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

The Grouse and Walnut were full and in many places out of their banks last week. At John Irons ford Michael Bruner attempted to cross with his wife and Mrs. Miller, when the wagon was upset and all thrown out. While Mike was saving the women, one of the horses became entangled in the brush and was drowned.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Buel T. Davis announces his retirement from the Winfield Tribune, and Cad Allard succeeds to the editorial management. This gentleman, in his salutary, says: AIn a few weeks we hope to be able to commence the publication of a daily, which may prove a credit to our beautiful and thrifty city of Winfield.@ Three dailies in a town of 6,000 persons is a model instance of journalistic enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

On Monday Joseph H. Sherburne, accompanied by Ben Cooper, started for Ponca, to be gone most of the week. He will first pay the grass money for his former ranch to the Indians, $1,700, and then he will gather up what property was not included in his sale to C. W. Burt, and remove it from the territory. We heard that the Poncas will harvest a good crop of corn, but the Pawnees will fare badly on this staple.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

The distress of the Courier over the progress this city is making is amusing to behold. In order not to spread our fame, it has for months past rigorously excluded the name of Arkansas City from its columns, using Asandhill@ and AA. C.@ as designations for a rival city which will soon outstrip it. But this is not a boycott severe enough, for on Saturday the dire threat was made, AAnd now we close our bugle, and let the sandy burg sink into oblivion.@ The great trouble, however, is the sandy burg won=t sink.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Meetings in favor of the Pan Handle road were held in Pleasant Valley on Monday, and in Liberty Township yesterday. This evening a meeting will be held in Sheridan; Silver Creek on Thursday; and on Friday in Harvey Township. The elections on the proposition to vote $7,500 to the Geuda Springs and Caldwell railroad and $20,000 to the

K. C. & P. H. Road is held in this city today, and in the townships named above the election will be on Saturday. The feeling in favor of the latter road is quite general, and the voting of the bonds is counted on as a certainty.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

C. E. Hale came in on Saturday from the Ponca reservation. We mentioned a few weeks ago that he and his brother had taken a contract to put up 2,000 or 3,000 tons of hay for the Mt. Auburn Cattle Co. They began cutting about three weeks ago, but found the pasture light and burning up with the heat. The rain came after they had been a few days at work, spoiling about 150 tons they had cut and cured, and keeping their force idle a day or two. But these haymakers are jubilant now. The grass is growing right along, and they expect it will be in good condition till Oct. 1st. Charles returned to camp on Monday, with a wagon load of supplies, and taking his wife and family along. Coming to town Mr. Hale says he found the south bridge carried downstream a little way, and the flooring broken so that teams could not cross. He called for two or three volunteers from the line of vehicles gathered at both ends, and an hour=s work put the bridge in condition for passage. The Hale Bros. receive $1.50 a ton for all the hay put up, and our informant says, if good luck continues, they will have a profitable contract.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Kroenert & Austin received a heavy consignment of goods yesterday.

DIED. Died Sunday evening at the residence of M. L. Krebs, Mrs. J. Wance, aged 37 years.

A trench for the water main is being dug across Summit Street at the intersection of Fourth Avenue.

Strangers continue to flock into town, and all are impressed with the stir and activity on the street.

Dr. Loomis shows his familiar face on the street, after a confinement of three weeks to the house with malaria.

Real estate has taken another boom, and a number of heavy transactions during the past week are recorded.

Yesterday was the last day for receiving bids on the city building, the award was to be mde by the building committee last evening.

Rev. S. R. Reece will deliver a lecture at the Y. M. C. A. Rooms Friday evening. Subject: AThe Power of the Imagination.@ All are invited to attend.

R. O. Stearns, of Burden, paid his first visit to Arkansas City yesterday, and candidly admitted he had no idea it was any such town.

The M. E. Social will meet at Mrs. S. S. McDowell Friday afternoon. Supper at six and a fruit social in the evening. A cordial invitation extended to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Rev. S. C. Fleming will be present at a church dedication in Grand Summit (in the eastern part of Cowley County) next Sabbath, and no services will be held in the First Presbyterian Church that day.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Jas. L. Huey started for New York on Thursday to transact some financial business, and on Monday Mrs. Huey and family went to visit friends in Iowa, where her husband will join her. They will be absent about two weeks.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

J. F. Rothenhoefer, of Covington, Kentucky, spent two or three days in this city on a visit to his brother and son. A younger son, Frederic, accompanied him here, and has taken a position in the confectionery store of Rothenhoefer & Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

DIED. Died August 6, 1886, little Percy Potter, aged 18 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Potter of the 4th ward. Funeral services were held at the family residence Saturday morning by J. P. Witt. Remains interred in Riverview Cemetery.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

The Pan Handle elections will be held in Pleasant Valley, Liberty, Silver Creek, Sheridan, and Harvey Townships Saturday. Voters will promote their own interest in turning out and lending the enterprise their hearty support.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Perley Davis came back on Saturday, having been away two months with the grading party on the Geuda Springs and Caldwell railroad. He with his wife kept boarding house for a gang of men at Drury, and the pair had a busy time. He talks of going into the territory on a commissary engagement with a Santa Fe contractor.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

During the high tide last week, fears were entertained for the safety of all the bridges leading into the city; but the water has since subsided, and the bridges are still passable. The west and south bridges over the Arkansas are a constant source of trouble, and it will be economy, when circumstances warrant, to replace them with more durable structures.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

The meeting in Liberty on Monday evening was well attended, and the people were treated to the same strong argument by Col. Birch, Mayor Schiffbauer, and Amos Walton. Bill Hackney was there and tried to controvert some of the statements made, but every point advanced was sustained, and the Winfield wind bag subsided with a far away look.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

We received a call yesterday from Max Straus, a member of the firm of Steinberg & Co., who is here to arrange the stock of goods for the opening on Saturday, and who will locate in this city to conduct the business. Mr. Straus is an alert, wide-awake businessman, and will make a useful addition to our mercantile community. Their ad appears at the head of this page. [AD ALREADY TYPED.]


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

COURIER, the 9th: ASheriff McIntire, Ben. Harrod, Jim Bethel, and Jim Hybarger got back last night from Ponca, with the horses stolen from the Holiness camp meeting, July 28th, belonging to Billy Dawson and Hybarger. The thieves had traded them to an Otto [? DO THEY MEAN OTOE ?] Indian. McIntire had captured the horses the thieves had traded for and returned them to the Indians today, so all the original owners are saved and one of the thieves is in the bastile.@


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

The Democrat takes occasion to cavil with a statement made by this journal in regard to the enforced retirement of Miss DeKnight from her position of teacher in the Chilocco school. We said the lady Ahad been rotated out,@ Our capricious cotem declares she left of her own volition to accept a position in the Haskell school at Lawrence. The item was written without thought or design, but we distinctly remember that Miss DeKnight, in a conversation with this writer, impressed her great reluctance to leave the Chilocco school; she felt her special fitness to teach Indian children, and she regretted to leave her work half done. We gathered from her conversation that she had resigned to escape removal, and such is our belief now. By the bye, is it Superintendent Branham or our [? NEXT WORD ?] neighbor who is so extremely susceptible to newspaper criticism?


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

The railroad meeting in the Opera House on Saturday evening was not largely attended, but the speakers advanced cogent arguments in support of their position, and were listened to with interest. Col. Birch, of Chicago, W. S. Reece, and Mayor Schiffbauer were the speakers, who are interested in the building of the Pan Handle road to this city. They made a strong showing of the advantages to be derived from the increased facilities of transportation and travel that it will afford, and the stimulus it will give to commercial enterprise and manufacturing industry. They impressed upon their hearers a sense of their heartiness in the undertaking, and convinced the most irresolute that the road will be built if the aid they ask toward the work is granted. The meeting was pleasant and instructive to all who took part.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Building Notes.

We dropped into the office of W. A. Ritchie & Co., yesterday, and found his assistant, J. W. Ginder [? Gander ?], busy upon the plans for Judge I. H. Bonsall=s building. The dimensions are 25 feet by 122 feet, three story and basement. The exterior design is elaborate and graceful, and it will be the handsomest business building in the city. The second story will be devoted to offices, and the third story will be finished off for a lodge room. The judge proposes to begin work at once, and prosecute it vigorously so as to have the building closed in before bad weather.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.


The city hall to be erected on Central Avenue and Eighth Street will be a handsome and ornate building, and work will begin on it as soon as the bonds are voted.

There is a delay on John L. Howard=s building on North Summit Street in consequence of the non-arrival of the pressed brick from St. Louis, which is to compose the front. The material is expected in a few days, and then the walls will begin to arise.

The plans for the business block on South Summit Street are also ready, to consist of four stores with 100 feet front, and to be built by David Carder, A. A. Newman, T. H. Tyner, and Baer & Endicott. The site of these buildings will be just south of the Monumental Hotel, and will form an important addition to our business facilities.


The cracker factory is now receiving its machinery, and will be ready to start up by Oct. 1st.

The second ward schoolhouse is closed in, and G. W. Lacey is now getting ready to plaster.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Cast In His Lot With Us.

We are pleased to announce that Mr. John W. Kreamer (brother of our popular justice of the peace), who has been on a visit to this city for several weeks, has rented a law office over the post office, and has concluded to stay amongst us. Mr. Kreamer is a lawyer of superior attainment and long practice, having been connected with a leading law firm in Chicago for upwards of twenty years, and is highly spoken of by his brother attorneys. C. B. Hosmer & Son, of that city, say of him: AThe firm of Hard, Booth & Kreamer had a high standing here and enjoyed the confidence of a large clientage. Mr. Kreamer is well read in the law, and from his varied experience as counsel and attorney, is well qualified to take a high rank at the bar of Arkansas City, where he writes us he has settled.@ We welcome the gentleman to this city, and trust that a prosperous future awaits him.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

A Short Lived Pool.

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, Southern Kansas, and St. Louis and San Francisco roads have again opened up a serious freight war. The first-class rate from Chicago to Wichita is cut from $1.80 per 100 pounds to ninety cents, and other classes correspondingly. Lumber is carried there at eight cents per 100 pounds. The Southwestern Railway Association lines are prorating with the Kansas lines on the above rates. The livestock pool recently formed by those lines is likely to be disrupted in less than a week. Chicago Tribune.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Prof. H. T. Albert adds his name to the list of applicants for the probate judgeship. He comes from Windsor Township in the eastern portion of the county, a locality that has not received much favor in the distribution of office, and presents as claims to his fellow citizens for support, ripe experience, solid judgment, and scholastic attainment. Mr. Albert suffers from physical disability, being badly crippled in both legs, but he has indomitable energy, and if rewarded with the office he seeks, may be trusted to perform its duties satisfactorily. Mr. Albert speaks quite hopefully of his prospects of success.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.


T. R. Houghton & Co., move into their new quarters today. They have increased space for showing their stock of harness and superior faculties for manufacturing. The old Occidental kitchen in the rear has been sold to Theo. Fairclo, who will remove it, and a brick workshop erected this fall, with benches for a score of workmen. The manufacturing industry of this town is rapidly growing.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Republican Central Committee.



There will be a meeting of the Republican Central Committee of Cowley County at the Courier office in Winfield on the 20th day of August, 1886, at 3 o=clock, sharp, for the purpose of calling a county convention to nominate county officers and such other business as may properly come before it. E. A. HENTHORNE, Secretary.

By Order of Chairman.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Artillery Practice.

The Canal City Gun Club had its weekly shoot yesterday afternoon, a large crowd being out to witness the exercise.

The following is the score:


Giving names and final score only...



COX: 7


E. J. HESS: 6


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

New Clothing.

A. A. Newman & Co., are now placing in stock one of the most complete assortments of Men=s, Youth=s, and Boys= Clothing ever brought to this city, and our prices are always the lowest. Don=t purchase until you have seen our line. Yours respectfully,



Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

The heavy rains and the overflow of the Arkansas have interrupted work on the canal extension, but the river having subsided, the work will be resumed when the earth is sufficiently dry. John Doyle is putting in the head gates, and is laying some solid masonary.

[Masonary??? Believe it should be masonry.]


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Work on the railroad bridge across the Arkansas began on Monday; the material is prepared and will be forwarded as fast as wanted.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

June Bugs.

A number of bright little misses called at the TRAVELER office last week to show a Ajuvenile mother hubbard,@ the work of their own hands, and to explain the object of their industry. They were a delegation from a benevolent society, called the AJune Bugs,@ and like their orders in good work, they meet one afternoon every week to work for the destitute and the afflicted. Twelve young ladies compose the society, whose ages range from ten to a dozen years. Living in a tent down by the Santa Fe depot, they had come across a family, the father white and the mother Indian, with several little mixed bloods for their progeny. The head of the family they described as a nice looking man, but he makes no provision for those dependent on his industry.

AWhat does he do for a living?@ we inquired.

AHe drinks,@ said two or three in chorus.

ANot a profitable pursuit,@ we suggested.

AThe children are nearly naked,@ was further explained, Aand last winter they would have starved to death if the neighbors had not taken in coal and victuals.@

AThen this handsome garment you show me is to cover the nakedness of one of the children?@ we queried.

AYes, a nice little girl, about four, and we are going to make them some more things.@

AIs this the first work turned out by your sewing circle?@

AYes, we made it yesterday, sitting on Mrs. Sherburne=s porch, sewing it by hand, and we want you to speak about it in the TRAVELER.@

This honorable mention we promised to make, and also to publish their names, if they so desired.

This led to a short counsel among themselves, the conclusion of which was that they preferred to remain incognito.

AWhich name do you think would be nicest for our society?@ one of our pleasant little visitors asked, AJune Bugs?@ or ATomato Bugs?@

AWhy tomato bugs are perfectly horrid,@ we replied. APeople would want to run away from you if you bore that unsavory appellation. June bugs are a fitter complement to your sister society, Bantam Hens, only you must be careful they don=t gobble you up.@

This feeble joke was readily perceived, and the four little ladies laughed approvingly.

Such gracious and winsome benefactors are enough to make a newspaper editor wish he were a half breed child in indigent circumstances, because a Amother hubbard@ wrought by such innocent hands loses its native homeliness, and is transfigured by sentiment into a robe of celestial purity.

Our smiling visitors departed taking all the sunshine in the apartment with them.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Danks Bros. Machine Shop.

Happening in the fourth ward on Saturday afternoon, we dropped in to see the Danks Bros.= foundry and machine shop. We found both brothers at work, John in the foundry assisting with a run of metal, and Charles in the machine shop busy at the bench. The last named has been suffering severely from malaria the last six weeks; but whenever he feels able to get about, he points for the shop and drives away till nature gives out. These young men have been owners of the above establishment for about eighteen months, and the first year they found discouraging. There was but little call for their industry, there being no workshops in town, and when trifling repairs were wanted, people were in the habit of going to the blacksmith. But they saw success ahead and like the ancient philosopher they knew there are occasions when the only way to gain a victory is to know how to wait for it. The city had been growing this while and the building industry increasing, and they now find their mechanical resources more generally in demand. During the summer their force of five employees, with themselves, have been busy repairing mowers and harvesters. This demand has now abated, but they are still fully employed on general repairs. They have the locomotive and other work for the Geuda Springs and Caldwell railroad, and the Santa Fe graders bring in a good share of business. They have lately turned out a ton of bolts and nuts for the first ward schoolhouse; this iron work being used to strengthen the walls, which had begun to crack in places. The water works company also furnished them work, and the repairs for a city of 5,000 or 6,000 people in a constantly growing quantity.

The machine shop now begins to assume a mechanical look with the recent addition of a bolt and nut machine from St. Louis, and an improved drilling machine from Cincinnati.

The castings on Saturday aggregated nearly a ton, and consisted of general custom work. During the fall they will make patterns for stove work, so that repairs for any portion of the stove can be furnished on demand. This is understood to be one of the most useful enterprises in the city, and it is gratifying to know that the proprietors are progressing so finely.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railroad.

Capt. R. S. Hynes, W. H. H. Shibley, and Col. J. M. Weaver, the committee who went to Little Rock to wait on Mr. Wood, the general manager of the Valley Route, returned last Thursday. They arranged with Mr. Wood to have the freight depot at the lower end of Main Street opposite Mr. Hawkins= grocery store, and that the switching ground should commence east of Mr. Hayman=s residence, thus saving his beautiful yard and about $1,500 to the citizens of Van Buren. It is now a settled fact that Van Buren will be the eastern terminus of the Arkansas Valley Route, and we are satisfied will also get the shops for the whole 600 miles of road. We are 220 miles from Arkansas City, Arkansas, and, including the Coffeyville branch, the western line will be about the same length. This should give us the shops for the entire system, and our people have strong assurances from men higher in authority that we shall have them. So mote it be.

Van Buren Argus.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.


Businessmen Who Do Their Best To Ruin the Town.

One day last week a heavy box of paper stock was delivered to the drug store of Steinberger & Coombs, which that enterprising firm had ordered of some Denver house to meet the coming school demand. At the first leisure moment Lute Coombs set himself to unload the package, and when he had taken out and checked off all the goods ordered by his house, he found a heavy remainder of goods at the bottom. Unpacking this and laying it on a separate table, he found a whole raft of job work had been consigned to that firm for distribution to the various parties who had ordered it.

Following is a list of the work.

Leland House: 5,000 envelopes and 5,000 note heads.

Mowry & Sollitt: 3,000 prescription blanks.

Hasie & Co.: 6,000 salesman=s tickets.

Kimmel & Raney: 1,000 statements; 1,000 note heads; 1,000 envelopes.

It is safe to say that everyone of the business firms named above receives a call, at least once a week the year through, from a solicitor for one of our city printing offices canvassing for advertising or job work. There is a keen competition here. If a merchant wants cheap work done and will state his wants, he will find a home printer ready to take his order at the lowest possible margin.

But the competition introduced by these printing offices in other states is not a fair one. They send round a smooth talker who dilates on the advantages of steam machinery and improved facilities, puts on imposing airs, and offers a cut on large lots. A TRAVELER or a Democrat man goes to the same merchant, and he can only draw a small order, the plea being thrown at him that favors must be divided up evenly.

The job printing for the Leland Hotel has been done at this office since Jan. 1st. When note heads or envelopes [NEXT TWO SENTENCES ARE GARBLED], and only the best quality of goods would be accepted. We have furnished the best quality of Florentine packet, 7 lbs. to the ream, an expensive article, because Mr. Hill, the business manager, would take nothing poorer. The shipment made to Mr. Kirker, the present proprietor, is of 4 lb. note, and a heavy writer will send the pen point right through the sheet.

The terms of payment are different also. This consignment is cash on delivery, and the money is sent away to benefit other communities. Home printers get their pay the best way they can; trade it out for family use or pay orders to their workmen. Mr. Perry=s business during the 5-1/2 months this office worked for him amounted to $112, of which sum $96.45 was taken out in meals, and only the slight remainder ($15.55) paid in cash. Let Mr. Kirker figure up the quality of paper he has received, and the difference in the mode of payment, and we will wager a silver dollar that he has made no saving.

The quality of the paper used in Hasie & Co.=s salesmen=s checks is of the poorest imaginable. The pulp made of chopped straw, unbleached and uncalendered; it suggests the idea of Aworkhouse@ to the most careless beholder. He is swindled on them no matter what price he pays. The wash lists used by M. W. Sawyer, which fall into everybody=s hands, were printed by the TRAVELER, 5,000 for $4. They are cut from heavy print paper (90 lbs. to the bundle), good quality, well printed, and measure 12 x 4 inches. If the Messrs. Hasie pay $2 for their 6,000 guide tickets, they pay more than they are worth.

Further than all this our merchants have the home papers with them to boom the town, to work for them when times are dull, and help along every public enterprise.

It is the daily experience of a newspaper reporter to be called in to note some improvement in store or stock, some heavy sale, or some novelty on show. He asks no pay for this. Setting the types and running the press cost money, but the journalist is contented to render gratuitous service because his reward is derived from the prosperity of the community. But he will have poor heart to act the part of champion and advocate if his scant pay is to be stinted, and every dollar withheld from his hand that can be expended elsewhere. And we repeat the assertion that no saving is effected. The TRAVELER office will engage to duplicate any bill contained in this shipment of job stock from another state, giving as good quality of paper and better work.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Railroad Meeting.

A report being spread that Mr. W. P. Hackney would be at Tannehill to speak on the railroad question, and more especially on the proposed Winfield, Geuda Springs and Southern railroad, much interest was felt to hear what this big gun would say on the subject. But he failing to put in an appearance, the citizens to the number of fifty, assembled together to discuss the matter among themselves. The house was called together by Lucius Walton, and the meeting organized by electing R. S. Wright chairman and S. A. Beach secretary. The object of the meeting being stated, namely, to consider whether, as citizens of Beaver Township, they would be justified in voting

$15,000 bonds to aid in building the above named road. The proposition was supported by J. W. Browning in a well argued speech, and opposed by L. Walton and C. W. Roseberry. S. A. Beach offered the following resolution.

Resolved, That we, the taxpayers of Beaver here assembled, are opposed to voting aid to the amount of $15,000, to aid in building a railroad from Winfield to Geuda Springs.

The resolution was unanimously adopted.

TANNEHILL, Aug. 5th, 1886. A. BEACH, Secretary.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.


For Railroad Bond Election in Liberty Township.

WHEREAS, on the 12th day of July, A. D. 1886, the following proceedings and order were had and made before and by the board of county commissioners of the county of Cowley and state of Kansas, and duly entered of record on the journal of the proceedings of said board of commissioners in the words and figures following, to-wit:

In the matter of the Kansas City and Pan Handle Railroad:

Now on this 12th day of July, 1886, at a session of the board of county commissioners of the county of Cowley and state of Kansas, duly holden at the courthouse in the city of Winfield, in said county; present, S. C. Smith, chairman, and J. A. Irwin and J. D. Guthrie, members of said board, and S. J. Smock, county clerk, comes J. O. Easterday, a resident taxpayer of the municipal township of Liberty, and presents to said board the petition of himself and sixty-nine others, resident taxpayers of said township, praying that a special election be called for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of said township a proposition for said township to subscribe to the capital stock of The Kansas City and Pan Handle Railroad company to the amount of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), and to use the bonds of said township in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), in payment of said stock, upon the terms and conditions in said petition mentioned and provided for, said petition being in the words and figures following, to-wit:

To the Board of County Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas:

We, the undersigned, being more than two-fifths (2/5) of the resident taxpayers of the municipal township of Liberty, in the county of Cowley and state of Kansas, petition the board of county commissioners of said county to submit at a special election, to the qualified voters of said municipal township, a proposition to subscribe to the capital stock of The Kansas City, and Pan Handle Railroad company, a railroad company duly organized and existing under the laws of the state of Kansas, which proposes to construct a railroad through and into said municipal township, said subscription to be for the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).

And in payment for said subscription to said capital stock of said company, bonds of said municipal township, with coupons attached, to the amount of said subscription, as above set forth, shall be duly issued and delivered, in sums of five hundred dollars ($500) each, payable in twenty (20) years from date of issue, each bearing seven percent interest, payable semi-annually; both principal and interest payable at the fiscal agency of the state of Kansas, in the city of New York; such bonds to be duly issued and delivered upon compliance with conditions hereinafter set out, and delivery of stock in said road as by law provided. The conditions upon which said subscription to the capital stock of said company is made are:

That said The Kansas City and Pan Handle Railroad company shall construct a railroad of standard gauge (including all necessary side tracks, stock yards, and switches) into said municipal township, and have cars running thereon, from some point entering as near as practicable to the northeast corner, and out as near as practicable to the southwest corner of said municipal township, and shall erect and maintain two suitable depots for the transaction of business, one on the east side of Silver Creek, and one on the west side of Silver Creek, in said municipal township, on or before eighteen months from the date of said special election. (Delays by orders of the court or judge thereof excepted.)

And we pray that said board of county commissioners, upon presentation of this petition, duly convene and make an order, which order shall embrace the terms and conditions of this petition, and such other conditions as said board may deem advisable, and also fixing the time for holding a special election, which we pray may be held; as by law provided, under chapter 107, Laws of Kansas, 1876, and amendments thereto, to determine whether such subscription shall be made.

And the form of the ballot to be used at such special election for and against said proposition so submitted shall be as follows:

Each qualified voter voting for said proposition shall have printed or written on his ballot:

AFor subscription to the capital stock of The Kansas City and Pan Handle Railroad company.@

Each qualified voter voting against said proposition shall have printed or written on his ballot:

AAgainst subscription to the capital stock of The Kansas City and Pan Handle Railroad company.@

And said board of county commissioners, having duly heard, examined, and considered said petition, together with the evidence introduced in support thereof, doth find that said petition is in writing and signed by more than two-fifths (2/5) of the resident taxpayers of said municipal township, and is in all respects according to and sufficient in law.

It is therefore ordered by said board of county commissioners that a special election be held in the township of Liberty, of the county of Cowley and state of Kansas, on Saturday; the 14th day of August, A. D. 1886, and that thirty days= notice of said election be given by the sheriff of said Cowley County by publication in the Arkansas City TRAVELER, a weekly newspaper published at the city of Arkansas City, in said county, and having general circulation in said municipal township, and that at said election the following proposition shall be voted upon and determined by the qualified electors of said township, to-wit:

Shall the board of county commissioners of Cowley County order the county clerk, for and in behalf of said township, to subscribe for thirty shares of five hundred dollars ($500) each of the capital stock of The Kansas City and Pan Handle Railroad company, in accordance with the laws of the state of Kansas and in payment therefor issue the bonds of said township, running twenty years, bearing seven percent interest, payable semi-annually; both principal and interest to be payable at the fiscal agency of the state of Kansas, in the city of New York. The conditions upon which said subscription is to be made are: That The Kansas City and Pan Handle Railroad company construct a railroad of standard gauge from a connection with the St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita railroad, at the city of Reece, in Greenwood County, Kansas, thence in a southwesterly direction into and through said municipal township, with two suitable depots and side tracks, sufficient to accommodate the business; located, one on the east side and one on the west side of Silver Creek, in said municipal township. The bonds of said township to the amount of fifteen thousand dolalrs ($15,000) shall be delivered to said railroad company upon delivery by said railroad company to the county treasurer of thirty shares of five hundred dollars ($500) each of the full paid capital stock of the said railroad company, issued for and in the name of said township. Unless said road shall be completed as aforesaid, on or before February 14, 1888, said railroad shall forfeit all right to said township bonds.

And it is further ordered that the form of ballot to be used at such election shall be as follows: AFor subscription to the capital stock of the Kansas City and Pan Handle Railroad company,@ and AAgainst subscription to the capital stock of the Kansas City and Pan Handle Railroad company.@




Commissioners of Cowley Co., Kansas.

Attest: S. J. SMOCK, County Clerk.





A...shall construct a railroad of standard gauge (including all necessary side tracks, stock yards, and switches) into said municipal township, have cars running thereon from some point on the east side of said municipal township to some point near the southwest corner of said municipal township, and erect and maintain a suitable depot within one mile west of the point at which said railroad crosses the Walnut river in said municipal township, on or before eighteen months from the date of said special election...@



Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.

Recap: Assignment of Hemphill & Wey: GEORGIE M. GRAY, ASSIGNEE OF HEMPHILL & WEY ESTATE...MAY 25, 1886.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 18, 1886.


Land, Loan and Insurance Brokers. City and Farm Property for sale or exchange. If you want bargains come and see us.

Collections made, taxes paid, and rents collected. Money loaned on easy terms.

Two doors north of First National Bank. Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 18, 1886.


I have opened the above restaurant to which all persons are invited. A good square meal for a quarter. Ice cream made from pure cream, 10 cents.

Meals on Short Order.

Nice accommodations for families. Fruits, confectioneries, cigars, etc. Give me a call.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 18, 1886.


The vote on the railroad bonds shows the determination of our people to spare no expense, and shrink from no burden, in their efforts to build up the city. The opportunity presented in this section of country for growth and expansion comes but once in the lifetime of a city, and if not put to avail, it never returns. In the older and more populous states to the east of us, the towns and cities have grown up, the natural resources are pretty well developed, and the trade channels are formed. There is still a steady secretion of population, a slow increase in the volume and diversification of mechanical products, and the assessor=s lists still mount upward in numerical totals. But society and its many activities may be said to be formed there, any change that takes place, is gradual, and the superincumbent pressure upon the young and the enterprising tends to repress and flatten out their energies. Here the situation is entirely different. A vast extent of country comprising 7,000,000 acres, lying in the heart of the continent, of unsurpassed fertility and well water, ceded fifteen years ago by the Osage Nation to the government for white settlement, is being filled up rapidly, and its resources turned to account. As farms are opened and their crops garnered, a necessity for trade centres arises; and along the southern border of the state we see cities growing up, where capital in large sums is invested, and trade channels are formed. This naturally attracts the attention of the great railroad combinations of the east, who see the opportunity presented of extending their territory, and absorbing the carrying trade of a formative population whose possibilities cannot be accurately measured.

One of the propositions voted on last Wednesday was to subscribe $20,000 in bonds to aid in the construction of the Pan Handle road. This is a Missouri Pacific enterprise, and its charter provides that the line should start from Kansas City, and be carried southwesterly through Johnson, Miami, Franklin, Anderson, Coffey, Woodson, and Greenwood counties, to Reece, where the end of a division will be placed, and thence through Butler and Cowley counties to Arkansas City; and from this point it will enter the territory and be built to El Paso, Texas.

The usefulness to this community of introducing a competing line to the Santa Fe, and giving us direct access to the east and south was fully appreciated by the voters on the proposition, and the ballots they deposted were almost unanimous in its favor. Only a light vote was cast, everybody feeling at ease that the bonds would carry, and the majority, as is shown in another column, amounted to 353.

On the proposition to vote $7,500 to the Geuda Springs and Caldwell road, there was a greater diversity of feeling. On a previous occasion $20,000 had been subscribed by our citizens towards building this road to Arkansas City; they felt they had discharged their obligation and they regarded this further demand on their pockets as oppressive and unjust. Railroad corporations are proverbially soulless, and where they can take advantage, no conscience intervenes to forbid the sharp practice. It will be remembered that after the bonds were voted by this city, on the distinct understanding that the road was to be built here, a new proposition was started to run it three miles to the north, and put us off with a spur, or bobtail. This called our citizens to instant action, and a delegation visited Winfield to notify the parties in interest that the Arkansas City bonds would not issue unless the railroad undertaking was carried out in good faith. The subject of Aextra cost@ was considered, the divergence from this city to Geuda Springs (five miles northward), being the basis of settlement. This was compromised by the promise on behalf of our citizens to give an additional $7,500, and upon this engagement the sense of the voters was taken last Wednesday. A sober second thought abated the hostility, and the issue of the bonds was approved by a majority of 262. It was a good day=s work, and shows that the people of Arkansas City are full awake to the opportunity before them.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 18, 1886.


The Cherokee Advocate is exercised over the use of the forest timber that abounds in that nation. Judicious statesmanship would provide for the utilization of the material resources of a country taking proper care that waste is not practiced and that the supply does not become exhausted. According to the statement of our Indian cotemporary, the timber has been stolen, the depredation not being committed alone by citizens of the United States, but by members of the nation also. ASome of this stealing,@ the Advocate says, Ahas been done by citizens who have used the woods of the nation for other purposes than those allowed by the constitution and laws.@

The authorized uses of the timber of Cherokee land, under the constitution and laws of the nation, are for fuel, for the construction of dwellings, and other necessary domestic uses. The Cherokees are not a manufacturing people, therefore there can be no great consumption of the forests for industrial purposes.

The Advocate thus states the evil and the remedy:

AIf the timber belongs to the nation, then to take it without the nation=s permission, or for any purpose except that approved and allowed by the nation, is stealing it from the nation, then there is but one way to stop the wrong and the loss. In the case of our own citizens, the offender should be prosecuted and jailed when found guilty. We have courts already established and they have jurisdictionCor would have if there was a law to define the offense.@

The obstructiveness of the Indian race is a puzzle to American statesmanship, and here we have it brought down to concrete shape. What is the use of nature endowing a country with the elements of wealth if the industry of its inhabitants is restricted and these natural resources are to be turned to no useful purpose? Under the communistic system that prevails with our dusky neighbors, the land is held in common, and all the timber and rock and mineral that it contains. A Cherokee or Creek may take up his abode on any unoccupied portion of the soil and cultivate to whatever extent he pleases. He may plant an orchard, raise livestock, put up barns, and provide himself with all the facilities necessary; but he cannot acquire individual ownership, and he is liable to be turned off at any time by an act of the national council. We can see what an insuperable impediment this is to the exercise of industry and thrift, and we can perceive why it is that these five Agreat nations,@ instead of establishing their right to the soil they occupy by putting it to proper use, are constantly clamoring to the government for protection, and are forever crying to be let alone.

The Indian race is not without notable examples of business aptitude and successful enterprise. We can mention George Washington, a Wichita, who owned a profitable store and could point to his herd of cattle on a thousand hills Black Beaver, a Delaware, is famed in local annals as a scout and negotiator, and his thrift enabled him to accumulate a valuable property in livestock and merchandise. With proper stimulus, and under favorable conditions, other redskins would apply themselves to reproductive pursuits, and thus fit them-selves for the struggle in which they will soon have to engage.

But where can you find a people alert and active who live in tribal relations, whose soil and natural resources are sequestrated, and who are withheld from the wholesome stimulus of competition? The duty of the government is plain. Give each head of a family a farm, let him have the benefit of paleface example to stir up his energies, and a fund held in trust by the government (derived from the sale of surplus land), with which to aid him in his efforts at self-support. The present system of nursing and coddling will keep the Indians helpless and unprogressive to the end of the chapter.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 18, 1886.


AThe recent decision by the Supreme Court that the Indian tribes occupying reservations in the Indian Territory are by act of law national in their nature, and that congress has no authority to grant charters to railway companies through said reservations, is liable to put a stop to railway extensions in the Indian Territory, and we are credibly informed that the S. K. Road will soon put their forces to work on the line from Kiowa westward. Let them come; bad wind that blows usually any good.@ Burden Enterprise.


Our neighbor is badly astray in his statement of facts. No such decision as he mentions has been rendered by the Supreme Court, or any other tribunal that we have heard of. In ruling on a demurrer brought in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia to the indictments found against Col. Phillips, Ross, and Wolfe for appropriating to themselves $27,000 out of a payment made to the Cherokees for the strip or outlet, want of jurisdiction was pleaded by their counsel. The demurrer was sustained by Judge McArthur, he holding that the Cherokees were a distinct and independent nationality, and the offense charged against them was outside the jurisdiction of a United States court. This quashed the indictments, but it in no way affected the granting of charters to railroad companies, and will certainly not stop railroad extension through the territory. It was a fool judgment, but a judge is not supposed to know the law.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 18, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

CALDWELL JOURNAL. John Powers jumped from a hotel window and killed himself Tuesday in Kansas City, so a telegram states. He was well known in these parts, having held cattle on the ranges of the Cherokee Strip for some years. He shipped two train loads of cattle from Kiowa Sunday morning to Kansas City. He was the owner of the J buckle brand of cattle. No cause is assigned. He leaves a large family, who if we mistake not, reside in Mobectic, Texas.

CEDAR VALE STAR. On Wednesday last the first detachment of D. M. & A. graders struck this town. The party consisting of the camps of James McMillan and J. T. Boland, comprised eight teams, with tents and equipage complete. The former has been working on the road between Arkansas City and Caldwell, and the latter has been on the Santa Fe line in Kingman county. They will form a part of the force to grade the line from Sedan to Cedar Vale. Their teams are the finest we have seen, and everything pertaining to the outfit appears to be first class.

INDEPENDENCE STAR AND KANSAN. The track of the Verdigris Valley railroad has been laid through town and away south towards Rock Creek. A roundhouse has also been built on the company=s lands about half a mile south of the Caledonia mills.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 18, 1886.

The Cracker Factory.

The cracker factory is approaching completion. The engine, which is of fifteen horsepower, is in process of erection, and the brick work of the massive and capacious oven is all in place. There is some machinery yet lacking, which is expected here the end of the present week; and when that is fitted in, the building will be ready for operations. The troughs are to be made and the thousand and one things provided necessary to the running of such an establishment. But Mr. Davidson intends to go slow at first, and provide facilities as the business demands them. He is making no effort to get business till he is ready to supply samples; and when his ovens get fairly to work, he is under no apprehension about orders coming in. The full capacity of the works will be 120 barrels of flour daily, but Mr. Davidson is willing to allow a year to work up to this maximum.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 18, 1886.

Accidental Drowning.

On Tuesday Capt. Jack Hayes, in command of B troop, 5th cavalry, on service in the Oklahoma country, in company with his driver, a soldier, Wm. Hamilton by name, drove into the North Fork at the Chisholm trail crossing, 18 miles below the agency, for the purpose of watering his team. The river was up, and the first step of the horses took them into swimming water. The carriage was too heavy for the team to swim out with it, so the only show for life of its occupants was to do their own swimming. The soldier, together with the horses, were drowned. Capt. Hayes put forth every effort to save his man, and in so doing very narrowly escaped the same fate. The body of the soldier was not recovered. The carriage and horses were, however, but the remains of the unfortunate soldier were dashed swiftly downstream to a watery grave. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.


IS NOW OPEN And ready to show to the public, the largest and most complete stock of Men=s, Boys and Children=s CLOTHING.

Also Hats, Caps, Trunks, Valises, Tent and Wagon Covers.

Call and See the King.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.


A few samples only are given...

Fresh bread and pies at Rothenhofer=s, two doors south of Central Avenue.

Baltimore oysters received fresh every day at Rosenberg=s.

Rothenhofer serves delicious ice cream and cake in the Bishop block.

The best ice cream in the city, only 10 cents a dish, at the Nickle Plate.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.


Pictures from card to life size, at the Arkansas City Art Gallery.

Corn fed beef, prime young pork, hams, sausage and lard kept constantly on hand at the City Meat market, Bower & Woods, proprietors.

Second hand goods bought and sold by John Gabel, in the alley rear of the Bittle block. Also dealer in rags, old metal, and bottles. Give me a call.

Call and See Me. I desire to inform my friends that I am now salesman in the clothing store of Steinberg & Co., and shall be happy to have them call upon me. JOSEPH FINKELBURG.

Removal. T. R. Houghton & Co., move into their new quarters today. They have increased space for showing their stock of harness and superior faculties for manufacturing. The old Occidental kitchen in the rear has been sold to Theo. Fairclo, who will remove it, and a brick workshop erected this fall, with benches for a score of workmen. The manufacturing industry of this town is rapidly growing.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

A. A. Newman left for New York on Friday, to purchase a fall stock of goods.

Danks Bros., have placed an iron railing in front of the post office store.

Mrs. L. D. Davis is in town on a visit to her parents, Major and Mrs. L. E. Woodin.

Hon. E. M. Hewins and wife, of Cedar Vale, drove to town yesterday, and put up at the Leland Hotel.

W. H. Grow, a prominent farmer in the northern part of the county, offers a good farm in trade for cattle or sheep.

J. J. Clark, city agent for Adams & Co.=s express, has his office in Stanford & Wright=s furniture store.

The city council met on Monday evening, but there being no quorum present, an adjournment was had till this (Wednesday) evening.

The Buckskin Border band devotes numerous evenings to practice, and our citizens are thus regaled with much pleasing harmony.

John Lewis, our light weight constable, sprained his ankle running to the fire on Saturday night, and now he goes about with his foot in a sling.

Sam Burrus came out on Saturday, with his clothes a world too wide for him. He has been sick for a week with malaria, and has evidently had a severe tussle of it.

Mr. George Eddy, a solid citizen of Leavnworth, accompanied by McCown Hunt, arrived in this city on Saturday, and tarried over Sunday with his brother, E. D. Eddy and family.

Squire Lindsay yesterday was notified of his appointment as referee in the suit instituted last fall between D. R. Beatty and John S. Henderson, proprietors of the City Meat Market.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Ira Barnett last week shipped 256 fat steers to Kansas City, purchased of Capt. C. W. Burt, the present owner of J. H. Sherburne=s ranch. In the same train the S. & H. Co., forwarded about 150 steers.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Archie Dunn has put a handsome new sprinkler on the street, and began to draw water from the hydrant; but this was objected to on the ground of insufficient supply, and his enterprise was thereby frustrated.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Sam Gould returned last week from a visit to Illinois. Some counties of that state, he says, will harvest fair grain crops, but in the largest portion all prospect of a yield has been ruined by drouth.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

The First Presbyterian Church was closed last Sabbath in consequence of the absence of the pastor from town; but services were held in the other city churches, which, notwithstanding the extreme heat of the day, were well attended.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Miss Ella L. Kelly, independent candidate for county school superintendent, writes us that she has been confined to her father=s sick room for some weeks past, but friends have attended to her correspondence. She is preparing for an active canvass.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

A second warder who lives near the cracker factory, says a few mornings ago he counted as many as forty wagons (some of them with four horses) loaded with provisions and miscellaneous supplies, all going into the territory. This is a nice little item in our city trade for one day.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

A representative of Young America took a pony ride from this city to Cale a few days ago, and when he returned his father asked him what he thought of that famed border town. AI couldn=t see the place,@ was the reply, Afor a box car that stood in the way.@


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

The South Haven New Era is now edited by C. A. Branscomb and

C. W. Coombs. Charley moved his family and household effects to South Haven the early part of last week and has now settled down to the case and the tripod. We wish him abundant success.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

The Cedar Vale Star says: AWe do not understand the withdrawal of the bond propositions in the townships between Cedar Vale and Winfield by the Santa Fe company, to necessarily mean an abandonment of that route and the choice of one from here to Arkansas City.@ The editor of that sheet has a good deal to learn.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Dr. F. Quimby, formerly surgeon at the Ponca agency, returned from the east on Saturday with the intention of becoming part of our city population. The doctor has spent a year in Maine and New York, having the TRAVELER mailed to him; from this sheet he learned of the prosperity we enjoy and the progress our city is making, and by this means he was attracted back to his old home.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Herman Wyckoff and wife left town last week to take up their abode at Red Rock, Indian Territory. Herman will take charge of the trader=s store there, his father having a license to trade with the Otoes; and the former trader, J. N. T. Gooch, has removed to this city with his family, to assume his duties in the grocery house of Wyckoff, Gooch & Co. Johnnie is a rustler, and will be a useful addition to our mercantile community.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

The Courier keeps up its accustomed blowing, and gives this as its latest utterance: ACowley County has a number of good towns, answering every purpose for light local trade, but they can=t possibly compete for heavy-weight trading with many of the mammoth establishments in the central metropolis.@ Winfield merchants admit that trade is distressingly dull there, while in Arkansas City it is unusually brisk. It is no exaggeration to say that the volume of business done here in a week fully doubles that of our declining neighbor city.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

A. F. Hale came in from the Territory on Monday evening to purchase supplies for his force of haymakers, and the next morning was chasing Assessor Vaughn, of Creswell Township, to demand of him that the south bridge across the Arkansas be put in fit condition for travel. Just before he crossed over a Bolton farmer, whose name he could not give, had a horse=s leg badly lacerated and his load of hay lost overboard, and Mr. Hale says he took terrible chances in getting over. He demanded of Johnnie Breene that the bridge be repaired in 24 hours or somebody would be sued for damages.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

On Saturday evening, shortly after 8 o=clock, a fire started in the second ward, which destroyed a barn and contents, owned by Dr. Morris, and a handsome new barn just finished by Dr. Fowler. At the time the fire started all the inhabitants of the block were away from home, but neighbors say the flames originated in some loose hay and litter between the two buildings, which communicated to Dr. Fowler=s barn and then destroyed that of Dr. Morris. Dr. Morris loses [AMOUNT IS COMPLETELY GARBLED], upon which he has an insurance of $100, while Dr. Fowler=s loss is nearly double that amount, and he has no insurance. Fortunately, there was no wind at the time, or the loss might have been serious.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

On Saturday Sheriff McIntire, with his deputy, Tom Herrod, aided by City Marshal Gray, raided a number of joints in this city, and captured several prisoners. The parties taken in were Frank Blubaugh, J. W. Hall, W. D. Johnson, and Ed Leonard, alias W. B. Bartholomew. Blubaugh was admitted to bail, the others were carried to Winfield and committed to jail, to await trial, which is set for today. Frank Miller and Van Skoid, owners of the billiard hall, in the Sherburne building, escaped arrest and have left the country. The charge against the accused is selling intoxicating liquors in violation of law, and the Couty Attorney is said to have proof to convict. There are seven counts against Johnson and four against Leonard.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Bluff Township Stirred Up.

We mentioned a week or two ago the defeat in Bluff Township, Sumner County, of the proposition to vote $20,000 township bonds to the Geuda Springs, Caldwell & Western railroad. The Caldwell merchants, as we are informed, opposed the extension of the line beyond their city, thinking it would be injurious to their business interests, and they had so assiduously impressed this feeling on the minds of the Bluffites, that the latter accorded an almost unanimous vote against it. Now another railroad proposition is to be submitted to them on a new organization, the St. Louis, Kansas & Southwestern

R. R. Co., being substituted for the designation above given. The petition sets forth that the proposed line shall form a connection with the Kansas City & Southwestern railroad, at some point in Cowley County, and extend westerly by way of Caldwell and through Bluff Township. In the proposition that was rejected a few weeks ago, a stipulation was made that a freight and passenger depot should be built within 1-1/2 miles of the geographical center of the township; this was objected to by the voters as too indefinite. The present proposition provides for a depot within half a mile of the center of the township, thus removing one important ground of objection. The Caldwell Journal tells of a railroad meeting held by the Bluffites to listen to a talk from Mr. Asp, and the appointment of a committee to consider the matter. AThe people out there,@ the Journal says, Aare getting stirred up over this matter, and have taken it into their own hands. Some of them are against the proposition, and others favor it; but which is in the majority cannot yet be determined. Bluff ought to have the Border Line, and will have it if she does her part in the matter.@


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Geuda Notes.

H. C. Nicholson, partner to Isaac Ochs, the licensed trader at Pawnee, is an invalid at Geuda, trying the healing properties of the mineral springs. He was taken down with malaria, at the agency about six weeks ago, and lay on his back for a month, receiving such scant attention as the two clerks could give him. He was then brought to town lying prostrate in a wagon, and so immoderately dosed with morphine on the way that it produced nausea, which lasted forty-eight hours. He is now at Geuda, crippled with rheumatism, but slowly recovering health.

Harter & Stolp are the new proprietors of the Commercial Hotel, and are running it on improved principles.

The railroad boom has reached this place, and property holders are looking for a lively time in real estate. With one road running through our city and another road shortly to build here, there is no reason why this health resort should not become a railroad centre and surpass the growth of its two ambitious neighbor cities.

The hotels and boarding houses are well filled with invalids, who seek the healing waters, and the proprietors of the springs are doing a good business.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Business Mention.

Wright & Stanford announce to our readers today that they are prepared to furnish parlor and chamber sets of the choicest design, or any article of the plainest description. They have an immense stock of household goods and cabinet ware, and are offering bargains to purchasers.

Wyckoff, Gooch & Co., have started out with renewed energy since organizing the new firm, and in the race for business pre-eminence they intend to take no man=s dust.

Steinberg, the king clothier, has got into quarters at last, and has filled up his large emporium with a choice stock of men=s and boy=s clothing, underwear, hats and caps, trunks, tent and wagon covers. He has come here to do business and will let no customer pass who is willing to buy.

T. R. Houghton & Co., announce their removal to more extensive quarters, and the superior facilities they enjoy for carrying on trade. They have added largely to their stock, and offer the best quality of material and workmanship for all uses and at the lowest price.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Stock Notes.

John Harmon has been offered $100 for a Hambletonian colt not yet three months old. It pays to raise good stock.

Wiley & Harkness advertise in the Caldwell papers that they want 2,000 head of steer cattle to stock up their range on Red Rock Creek, sixty miles below this place.

That new Victor hay press on the street last Saturday belonged to C. M. Scott, who will bale one thousand tons of hay this fall.

Five hundred horses and mares are offered for sale at Fremont, Nebraska.

CALDWELL JOURNAL. The Whistler cattle from Sac and Fox were shipped last week to Chicago by their owner. They made fourteen cars and weighed 919 pounds. They struck a good market.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Fairs and Festivals.

We have received the premium list of Sumner County Agricultural Fair, which will be held on the Wellington fair grounds Sept. 7th to 10th. We also acknowledge the favor of a season ticket to this grand stock display.

The Cowley County Fair will be held in Winfield, the season beginning August 20th and ending Sept. 3rd. The premium list is now being distributed.

From St. Louis we have received an illuminated program of a great exposition in that city to be open Sept. 8th and close Oct. 23rd. The features of this display are a night parade of the trades, a grand nocturnal pageant of the veiled prophets, night parade of the flambeau battalion, nocturnal parade of the league of American wheelman, gorgeous illumination of the bostevanis [?], triennial conclave of the Knights Templar of the United States, and numerous other gorgeous festivities.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Pass Him Around.

ED. TRAVELER: One of Winfield=s dudish smart Alecks came to the sand hill Saturday evening and asked for the best room at the Monumental Hotel. After refusing two or three rooms offered him, he accepted the parlor; but the next morning showed the thread of his moral fibre by failing to see the clerk he had caused so much trouble the evening before. The initials of this dudish young man are Joseph Clark. It will be a good thing to pass him around.

C. W. BROWN, Clerk at Monumental Hotel.

Arkansas City, August 17th.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Building Notes.

Work began last week on two of the four business houses to be erected on the block south of the Monumental Hotel. Baer & Endicott and A. A. Newman lead in this good work.

The pressed brick for the front of John L. Howard=s store building arrived from St. Louis last week, and the workmen are now running up the walls.

The upper story of the St. James Hotel is now reached, and the galvanized iron cornice is ready to be put in place.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

The laying of the water mains will finish up very shortly; and by Sept. 1st, Mr. Quigley and his assistant, Mr. Andrews, will leave town to attend to the fulfillment of contracts in other parts. The company has done its work handsomely laying several thousand feet more pipe than their contract called for, a good share of it of larger diameter than it engaged to supply. The company is willing to extend the service in any direction where six consumers to a block engage to take water.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

The Winfield papers profess to derive great comfort from the result of the bond elections on Saturday, declaring that the Pan Handle project is squelched, and Reece and Harkness will retire into the shades. While the truth is two townships out of five voted the bonds, two others offer the aid asked on a compromise, and a volunteer township (Silver Dale) steps in to offer the aid that Pleasant Valley refused. Not much of a beat in teat. [??? LAST SENTENCE ???}


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Jerome Steele moved his stock from the Bonsall building yesterday into Dr. Alexander=s vacant store.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

The Vote on the Bonds.

The result of the bond election in the five townships on Saturday was satisfactory to the Pan Handle people, although we have no victory all along the line to record. To Harvey there was a local difference about the location of the depot, in consequence of which want of harmony the bonds were defeated.

Silver Creek voted the aid asked with gratifying alacrity. Sheridan voted down the proposition, while in Liberty the bonds carried. In Pleasant Valley the bonds were rejected by a majority of 47.

This was the result of the election Saturday, but it does not correctly express the sentiment of the people toward the railroad proposition. In Harvey the citizens the same evening pledged themselves to give the right of way through their township and $5,000 in money. The defeat in Sheridan was due to the fact that $15,000 was asked, while that township is tied up within $10,000, which is the limit of additional indebtedness it can incur. The citizens pledged themselves in writing to vote that amount on the submission of a new proposition.

The victory gained in Liberty for the Pan Handle was in spite of the most persistent efforts of W. P. Hackney and his co-workers to defeat them, and the result is memorable as being the first time this big gun of Winfield was ever overthrown by that community. It seems as if the braggart Bill was losing his grip.

In Pleasant Valley another election is to be held, at the request of a number of voters; but success is not so material there as Silverdale comes in with an offer to give $10,000 in bonds and half that amount additional in cash if the route is deflected southward, so as to traverse that township and leave Pleasant Valley to the right.

Those who have been waging the campaign in the interest of the Pan Handle bonds, Mayor Schiffbauer, Amos Walton, Major Burch, and others, express themselves entirely content with the work done on Saturday, and are confident in their statements that the road will be built to this city.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Work on the Grade Suspended.

Work on the grade in the territory is suspended for awhile, but graders with their families and provided with abundant supplies are still flocking in. The delay is accounted for by the variation of the line from the original survey causing dissatisfaction to the Ponca and Pawnee Indians, who claim damages for the injury to be done them by the new route. This change, further south, throws the line into Oklahoma, and the approval of Secretary Lamar has not yet been given to entering that disputed land. If, as some assert, there is no Indian title to that country and it belongs to the public domain, the payment imposed in the charter for every mile of railroad built through Indian land will not have to be paid. Then there is some talk of a boomer movement in this continued hegira southward of workmen and their families. Being provided with passes by the various contractors to whom they are professedly engaged, the military have no power to stop them, and they travel on unmolested to the coveted land. If under this thin disguise enough population can be gathered there to assume respectable proportions, and their successful entrance leads other thousands to rush in and take possession of the soil, the president, having an eye to a future election, may make a virtue of necessity, and so shape his execution of the laws as to allow that country to be colonized. The railroad interest would ask nothing better because a profitable operation in townsites would be afforded it; the American people would be content because homes would be secured by thousands who are now landless; and certainly the people of this city would not complain, as it would give a greater impetus to commercial and indusrial enterprise than any other movement that could be started.

It is believed that the secretary of the interior will take action in a week or so, and then work will probably be resumed.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Fancy Stock Farm.

Mr. Samuel Newell=s annual circular for the present year is out, a copy of which lies on our table. He is owner of the Hawkswood stock farm, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, which is devoted to the breeding of thoroughbred registered short horn and Jersey cattle, pure South Down sheep, Indian ponies, swine and poultry, all of the best breeds. The circular gives a list of the choicest short horns and Jerseys.

Of Indian ponies he says:

AThe breeding of this class of horses may be regarded as a Anew departure@ in New England farming. The proprietor first became acquainted with the Indian pony while on a trip to California five years ago, has had one at his farm for the use of his family as a saddle pony, and has had frequent opportunity to study their habits and character during frequent visits to the Indian Territory and Southern Kansas since 1881.

AThe present season he has received a car load of the choicest ponies to be found in the Indian country, where they were bred. They are free from brands or blemishes, and were selected by Vincent Hawkins of Arkansas City, Kansas, a well-known horseman who has lived on the frontier many years. Several have already been sold to well-known New York gentlemen, and they give great satisfaction.

AThese ponies are easily kept, tractable, and great pets, and in many respects are the best horses under the saddle for children and grown persons, for driving singly in village carts and pony phaetons or in pairs.@

Mr. Newell is well known to our citizens as president of the Arkansas City Bank, which business connection induces his frequent visits here. Money changers, as a class, are not popular with their fellow citizens, and they are not promised the best treatment in the world to come. But this gentleman is wise in his generation, and makes atonement for his sins as a plutocrat, by devoting himself to an industry which ranks among the most useful in the country.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

Police Court Doings.

There was a disturbance in a bagnio on Summit Street on Friday night, which led to the arrest of all the inmates, and their appearance in the police court the next day. Fred J. Webb was the first offender tried, the charge against him being unlawful cohabitation. His story was that he had treated one of the inmates of the house to a carriage ride, had had a social time with her, and when he arrived at her rooms went to bed to sleep off his debauch. While in the house he was assaulted by J. J. Thompson and driven out into the street. Fined $10 and $7 costs.

J. J. Thompson was next arraigned for unlawful cohabitation and assault. His assessment was $25 fine and $6 costs.

Mrs. Jeffries, for keeping a house of ill fame, was mulcted $10 and $4 costs; and her daughter, Miss Jeffries, for being an inmate of a disorderly house, was assessed in the same amount.

The same day Police Judge Bryant was called on to settle an African war waged in the fourth ward. Ross Warner with a voluble tongue and profuse vocabulary of epithet, assailed Maggie Solomon, who procured her arrest for disturbing the peace. The irate Ross condoned her offense by paying $2.50 fine and $4.10 expenses.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

The Bonds Voted.

The election on $20,000 of bonds to be voted the Kansas City and Pan Handle railroad, and $7,500 in bonds to the Geuda Springs and Caldwell road, was held in this city last Wednesday, and the following majorities for the bonds were recorded.

Pan Handle railroad: First Ward, 79; Second Ward, 87; Third Ward, 70; Fourth Ward, 117. Total 353.

Geuda Springs railroad bonds: First Ward,63; Second Ward, 78; Third Ward, 61; Fourth Ward, 90. Total 292.

This is rendering hearty support to the roads, and shows that the people of Arkansas City are ready to take the same medicine they recommend to others. The Winfield Courier and other blowhards of that burg have been talking it around that this city is ready enough to urge other people to incur indebtedness, but is very chary of assuming any of the burden herself. The election last week shows the utter falsity of this disparagement.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

For Rent. Good rooms in Central block. Apply to Armstrong & Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.


A Young Drug Clerk Grows Despondent and Shuffles Off.

DIED. At an early hour yesterday the report was circulated that Clarence A. Brown, cousin to Dr. C. D. Brown, who has been clerking in the doctor=s drug store the past six months, had committee suicide the evening previous by shooting himself through the heart. The deceased was from Cadiz, Ohio, belonged to a good family, was about 22 years of age, bright and cheerful in his deportment, and came to this city to reside in February last. Coroner Wells was notified, who came to this city on the noon train to hold an inquest.

The body was viewed in a bedroom in Dr. Brown=s residence, and then the jury proceeded to Justice Kreamer=s room to hold an investigation into the cause of death.

Mr. Brown=s testimony was as follows.

AI left the store about 9:00 on Monday evening, and stopped at a restaurant on my home to get some ice cream. My wife spread the dishes, and went to Clarence=s room to ask him if he would like a dish. When she thrust her head inside the room, she waited to see if he was asleep. He said, AWhat is it, Ella?@ She inquired, AWill you have some ice cream, Clarence?@ He replied, ANo. I don=t care for any tonight.@

She returned to the table, and had filled one dish with the cream, when a report of fire-arms was heard. Dr. Brown said, AI sprang to my feet thinking a cartridge in my pocket had exploded. I then said, >It ain=t here.=@ Wife replied, AIt sounded as if it was alongside of my head.@ Dr. Brown started for the front door to see what the report was, but passing Clarence=s room, he smelled gunpowder. He said, AI threw the door open and looking in saw a revolver in his left hand lying across his body. I exclaimed, >My God? Clarence has shot himself!= I passed my arm under his head and raised him nearly to a sitting posture. I called to the neighbors, who had assembled, to bring me my medicine case. It was handed me. He was dead when I raised him up, and never gasped. I can give no reason for the act except that it was done in a fit of despondency. Deceased was subject to fits of despondency.@

The testimony of Mrs. Ella Brown and of her niece, Macie Rush, a child of 12, corroborated his testimony.

The pistol was produced and identified by Dr. Brown. He described the wound as a little to the left of the sternum and between the fifth and sixth ribs. A hole was burnt by the powder through the bosom of deceased=s night shirt.

Dr. Morris testified to his being called about 10 o=clock on Monday evening; went to Dr. Brown=s house and examined the deceased. Found a gun shot wound projecting through the lobe of the left lung, also penetrating the heart. Probed the wound and found considerable cavity in the region. Turning the body over found the ball underneath the shoulder blade, near the spinal column. There was no laceration of the wound, but the orifice was powder burnt. Believed it was a case of self-destruction.

J. C. Hanna described the sickness of the deceased for several days. (He had been suffering from malaria.) Mr. Hanna testified that on Friday night he took Clarence Brown to his (witness=) room, and was up the entire night with him. Mr. Hanna said that during the night Clarence Brown asked for morphine to send him to sleep. Mr. Hanna said he sent to the druggist for some, but he refused to dispense it. Then Mr. Hanna said he went to Dr. Mitchell, who told him to give some simple remedies. Mr. Hanna said he did as directed, but they produced no effect. Clarence said, AI shall surely go crazy, if this lasts.@ Mr. Hanna said, ASabbath day I was with him all the afternoon and evening. When I was about to leave, he asked when I should be back.@

I replied, AWhen church is over.@ He said, AI shall be dead then.@ He added, AI wish I could die. I=m as crazy as a loon.@ Mr. Hanna said, AI bathed him and put him to bed, and this was the last I knew of him.@

The jury returned a verdict that death was caused by the discharge of a pistol in the hands of the deceased.

The remains were escorted to the Santa Fe depot by the Knights of Pythias, of which lodge the deceased was a member, where they were sent to Cadiz, Ohio, to be disposed of by his friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

About Our Water Power.

Arkansas City during the present summer has been visited by hundreds of strangers who are impressed with its advantageous location, its fine agricultural surroundings, the building industry that meets their gaze on all hands, and the business activity that crowds its streets. Many of these visitors publish their impressions in their local journals, and a number of their letters come back to us marked. We notice that every writer dwells with special emphasis on our water power, describing the canal dug from the Arkansas River to the Walnut, having a fall of 15 feet, and supplying water power sufficient to operate all the mills that can be built along its banks. This important facility strikes the intelligent observer as of surpassing value and a liberal estimate is generally placed on the benefit that will be derived from this power when it shall be fully utilized.

At present the industry on the canal is confined to a few flouring mills, the aggregate capacity of which is 700 barrels a day. The scarcity of raw materials is a bar to manufacturing development in this section; but the extension of railroad communication now in progress will soon remove that difficulty. The Kansas and Arkansas Valley R. R. now building from Fort Smith to this city, is chiefly prized because of the direct access it will give us to the south; and the interchange it will promote of the food products of this section of country, with the cotton, fuel, pine and hard lumber of the lower region.

The city is growing rapidly, real estate values are improving, and money is flowing in from all directions for investment in property or business enterprise. But all admit that this city cannot attain the proportions some assume for it as a trade centre solely. Beside distributing the product of others, our city population must produce value. We need a diversified manufacturing industry; foundries, and machine shops, saw and planing mills, cotton factories, beef and pork packing houses, canneries, and so on. This is the ambition of all growing western cities, and the custom has been to offer bounties of land or money to men who are willing to embark in a suitable industry. But this plan has not worked successfully because unfit persons are often attracted by the subsidy offered, who trust more in the boundy bestowed than to their energetic prosecution of business. Want of fuel is a hindrance in many cases, in others deficient railroad communication. But our unsurpassed water power relieves us of the cost of fuel, and the extended railroad system, of which this city is becoming the center, will lay the entire west and south tributary to our wants.

This canal is certainly one of the biggest advantages that could be prosecuted by an enterprising people, and the time is not remote when its value will be more fully demonstrated.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

On the Move.

Mr. N. S. Martin (of Burke & Martin) came to town on Friday, as he expressed it, Ato get some chuck for the boys.@ They are moving their herd from the Cimarron River to the Osage Nation, having agreed on terms with Col. Pollock, manager of the Aurora Cattle Co., to pasture their herd on his range. Mr. Martin says their cattle are in fine condition, many of them being four and five year old steers, which they have withheld from market on account of the low prices prevailing. The present change in location is made because of a false survey run some time ago, by which a portion of land south of the Cimarron was attached to the Cherokee strip. They selected their ranch there as members of the Cherokee Livestock Association, and under authority of their lease; but before they had finished putting up their fence, the piece of land south of the river was declared a portion of Oklahoma, and their occupation of it forbidden as a trespass. This left them in bad shape with their ranch unenclosed, and subject to the incursions of boomers at one time and a cavalry raid the next. Last winter they had a rough deal, feeding every tramp that came along for fear of incurring his ill will, and then having their range fired by the very men whom they had hospitably entertained. This hanging on by the eyelids became too precarious at length, and they are now comfortably housed on the Aurora Cattle Co.=s fine ranch, with abundances of feed for the winter, and Col. Pollock, the most genial of cattle kings, for a neighbor. May they rest in peace.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.

The Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railroad.

It seems that the law of supply and demand, if it can be called that, is about to be equalized in relation to railroads in our country. By congressional authority the right of way from Arkansas City to Fort Smith, has been secured and work will likely begin soon. Already a corps of engineers are looking over the route, by the way of Fort Gibson on to Fort Smith. Present and future advantages, as presented by the country between the two points, will, doubtless, control the course of the road, and the points to be touched. Fort Gibson may be one, or some place near. Gibson station may be another, if by so doing advantages can be secured. If not, the road may pass south or north of that place. Muskogee may prove to be a point, as a part of the route, from some crossing on the Arkansas River, which can be laid south of that stream to Fort Smith. In that case, Webbers Falls may have a railroad. A direct or a meandering route, so as to pass through the best and most promising portions of the country, is at the choice of the company.

That this road will contribute much to the thrift and prosperity of the people, no one can deny; but that it may prove a source of trouble, or another Trojan horse, to our government and institutions may be as equally sure, some time in the future.

The road from Rogers to Bentonville, Arkansas, has been bought out and is now a branch of the Frisco. If rumor is correct, it will be extended to the line of our nation and await congressional action to come in. Its supposed exits will be by the way of Tahlequah and Fort Gibson to an unknown terminus somewhere. With these two new roads in the country, in addition to those already in, there will be a network of railroads that will answer any reasonable demand of travel and commerce for the century. Indian Chieftain.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 25, 1886.


Politics are stirring up our dusky neighbors in the territory, and the Cherokees, like their paleface brethren, are forming a new party. The Chieftain publishes the platform adopted by this new political organization, which has the merit of setting forth candidly the aims and objects of its members. They call themselves AIndependents,@ which designation is correct in showing the framers and supporters of this political confession of faith to be independent of the obligations imposed on them by the present conjunction of events, and sublimely indifferent to the social issues they will soon be called on to meet.

Art. 4 sets forth: AWe are emphatically opposed to the establishment of any kind of United States territorial government over the Cherokee nation and people.@ Which is a declaration that they are opposed to an improved form of government; that they are distrustful of the political institutions which would assimilate them in social life with the American people; and that the wheels of progress must not be allowed to roll over that darkened and unprogressive land.

Art. 5 is expressive of the same spirit. It says: AWe are opposed to selling one foot of our Cherokee soil for white settlement, for in less than one year the country would be settled up with white settlers who would be calling on congress to establish a territorial government or state which would embrace not only the entire Cherokee nation, but the present Indian Territory.@

The question for these quiet-loving platform builders to consider, is whether a refusal to Asell one foot of their soil,@ will prevent the intrusion of white settlers. Their one desire is to be let alone. On all sides around them they see the world in active movement, old forms fading away and habits adopted which embody the requirements of the present age. But these people are distrustful of change. The constitutional lethargy of the Indian race keeps them hopelessly in the rear of their white brethren; yet they dread change; set themselves, with all the force they can command, to keep out the tide that is rising to overwhelm them. Dr. Arnold has declared, AThere is nothing so revolutionary, because there is nothing so convulsive and unnatural, as the strain to keep things fixed when all the world is, by the law of its creation, in eternal progress.@

These Cherokee Independents would refer us to the treaties of 1833 and 1866, guaranteeing them immunity from paleface intrusion; but it is time they were aware of the fact that race movements are not restrained by paper guarantees; and prudence should admonish them to have an eye on the signs of the times, and stand from under.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 25, 1886.


The activity in real estate in this city, the steady influx of capital with a corresponding growth of population, and the enlarged conceptions that all express of the future possibilities of our city, are immediately due to the successful issue of the railway bond election in May last. In that contest was fought out a direct issue between this city and Winfield, in which allies were sought in several of the eastern townships. The men representing Winfield, with their accustomed arrogance, assumed to declare what railroads should be built in this county, and which communities should be benefited by their operation.

The Sandhillers (or AA. C.@ men) resented such dictation, and made appeal to the people of Silver Dale, Spring Creek, and Cedar. The strife between the opposing parties was acrimonious and stoutly contested, but the Sandhillers won and Winfield left the field routed and demoralized. It was recognized, and so grudgingly admitted at the time, that the triumph of this city was largely due to the friendly and efficient aid rendered by the communities amid whom the strife had been waged; and when the ladies of Arkansas City prepared a feast to celebrate the new friendships formed and to allow of our guests exchanging sentiments with their new allies, it will be remembered what hopeful views were expressed of the future prospects of the city, and how all declared that the insolent domination of Winfield was at an end.

From that pleasant reunion new ambitions rose, real estate grew in demand, building became active, money sought investment here, and the energies of our people were stimulated. The expenditure of large sums of money in real estate based on the future growth of the city, led to the earnest inquiry on what agencies can the prosperity and development of the city be predicated? Its rich agricultural surroundings would be first suggested, with the energy and intelligence of the people who till the soil. Our unsurpassed water power would be next mentioned, affording the prime essential for a diversified industry. Next would be suggested our expanding railroad connections, which will give us direct access to the staple products of the south, and afford a market for the surplus food products of this region. Some others counted on river navigation helping us, and the opening of the territory to white settlement entered largely into the expectations of others.

These are the considerations upon which real estate values have increased 100 percent, and upon which cautious capitalists are willing to risk large sums of money.

And to sustain and approve their judgment, we see the Geuda Springs and Caldwell road extending westward; the Santa Fe building through the territory to Texas, making this city its point of departure; the State Line road will be built within the time specified, if not by the Missouri Pacific interest, certainly by the Santa Fe; the Kansas City and Pan Handle enterprise is in such vigorous hands and is receiving such hearty encouragement along its proposed route that it is certain to become a reality; and last, but not least, the Kansas and Arkansas Valley route is now in course of construction, which in two years will place us in direct communication with Fort Smith, and the lower railroad points as far south as New Orleans.

And in addition to these general considerations, the supremacy of this city over its former rival, Winfield, is established. There cannot be two trade centers within a dozen miles of each other, having the one region of country tributary. One will grow and prosper, the other will dwindle in its shade. Winfield had an earlier start than this city; the county seat was located there, it first gained railroad connection, and was first in establishing its trade channels. Its advantages over this city were so manifold, that the Sandhillers were constrained to take a back seat, and content themselves with making the best showing possible. But the arrogance and injustice of their trade rival put the A. C. men on their mettle; they hazarded a contest for superiority with their boastful antagonist, and won so complete a victory that the pre-eminence is awarded our city by general consent. Hence the natural advantages we enjoy, the industrial and trade facilities we are creating, and our deliverance from former domination, have so vividly impressed the public mind--that we see people flocking in from all directions, and embarking in business or investing their money in real estate as an evidence of their faith in our growth and stability.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.


The Cherokee editors have made repeated complaint of the issue of certificates of citizenship by the United States agent, which entitle the holders to residence within the nation. Applications for citizenship are frequent and continuous, and the number of whites admitted to residence causes increasing uneasiness. This has been going on for five years under an order authorizing the agent to examine the claims presented to him, and where he considered it profitable that they were founded on fact and entitled to credence, this official would issue what is called a prima facie certificate, entitling the applicant to reside until the matter was finally disposed of. This order, it is claimed, has been taken advantage of by numerous adventurers, who know that with the certificate in their hands, they would live on unmolested for years. With the white population increasing in their midst by means of marriage with an Indian woman and this certified affiliation, the ultimate division of the land becomes a question of some moment. The Chieftain, published at Vinita, has two or three times said if the much talked of allotment in severalty was not soon made, the continuance of this practice a few years longer would leave nothing to allot. But to prevent further injustice and misrepresentation, the interior department has recently issued an order requiring all applicants for citizenship to remain outside the nation until their status has been determined, and their application definitively acted on. This will be very soothing to the Cherokee mind.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Fort Scott has taken out a charter for a $100,000 oil company.

D. S. Weir, of this place, was appointed a notary public by Gov. Martin last week.

The real estate business is still active, and during the past week a number of heavy transfers have been made.

Warren Converse, of Aurora, Illinois, came to the city on Friday; and is stopping at the home of M. S. Hendricks.

Ed. Gray and wife came to town on Saturday, and spent Sunday at the home of H. P. Farrar.

Saturday was a busy day for our merchants, and the streets were crowded during the day.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Isaac Ochs last week traded some farm land to Mr. Parlin for 14 lots and a brick residence in the fourth ward.

Frank Raymond, from Easton, Indiana, a nephew of John Danks, arrived in the city on Monday with the intention of making it his future abode.

We regret to learn that Aaron Hardley is suffering from an attack of typhoid, but yesterday an improvement in his condition was noted.

MARRIED. Married, on Monday evening, the 23rd inst., at the residence of Rev. Kline, John Woolveridge and Mrs. Melissa Mann, both of this city.

The Women=s Relief Corps of this city spend today in Winfield, the guests of the sister corps of that city. Several of the G. A. R. veterans accompanied them.

Mrs. G. W. Miller returned on Saturday from a visit to Douglass, Butler County, where she has been spending a few weeks with friends.

H. C. Nicholson came to town on Monday from the healing springs at Gueda, much improved in health, but still lame with rheumatism.

School wanted by a competent lady teacher for the year. Address or apply to Geo. L. Sudborough, attorney-at-law, Arkansas City.

T. W. Williams and wife, of Lebanon, Tennessee, came to town on Saturday, and left for Ponca on Monday, to take charge of the school at that agency.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

The Maine Cattle Co., on Monday, brought up 185 prime steers to the state line, with the intention of shipping them east to market if not disposed of to a local buyer.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Miss Lou Lockley, after spending the summer vacation with her parents in this city, yesterday returned to Butte, Montana, where she has been re-engaged to teach school.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

T. R. Satterthwaite, formerly clerk of the Ponca agency, but now in mercantile business at Girard, Kansas, spent a few days in town last week greeting his many friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

At a meeting of the city council on Wednesday evening, the 18th inst., the contract to build the city hall was awarded to Uhl & Giele, of Winfield, for $6,836, they being the lowest bidders.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Geo. A. Sutton and wife, of Maple City, were in town yesterday. He reports the corn crop in Spring Creek made, and the yield will be about half the average amount.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

You need not go to Winfield or Wichita for a fashionable suit. Call on John Monsey, merchant tailor, who carries a full line of foreign and domestic goods. All work guaranteed. Room No. 3, Commercial block.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Prof. Buel T. Davis, late editor of the Winfield Tribune, has accepted the principleship of the Chetopa schools, which position he has occupied before. He has the reputation of being one of the best educators in the state.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

W. A. Ritchie, the architect, left here for the east early in July, on business connected with the government building in Wichita, but he was taken sick while away, and has been resting with friends in Lima, Ohio. He is now convalescent and is expected back this week.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

The survey of the State Line railroad leaves the Santa Fe road near the roller mills at this place, following the Walnut River to its mouth; thence down the Arkansas to a point on Probasco=s farm, where it crosses Grouse near Coburn=s schoolhouse; thence up Otter Creek to Maple City.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell will deliver the sixth lecture in the

Y. M. C. A. Home Lecture Course, Friday evening, August 27. Subject: AThe Humorous Man.@ It deals with the philosophy of humor, and will no doubt be very entertaining and instructive. Come and enjoy the lecture and the music free.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Prof. Weir returned on Friday from his summer vacation in Bloomington, Indiana, his family remaining behind to spend another month with their relatives. The professor says the crops in Indiana are unusually abundant, sufficient rain having fallen through the season to keep everything growing.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

The Republican Central Committee of Cowley County met in Winfield on Friday, the 20th, and the date of the convention was set for Saturday, Oct. 2nd. The primaries were recommended for the Thursday preceding. A recommendation was also made that the townships at the primaries elect members of the central committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Capt. Price, whose troop of the 5th cavalry is still stationed at Chilocco, says he is no longer troubled with boomers, as all the sensible ones have gone to work. Anderson is busy on a railroad contract, and Capt. Couch has the same employment in view. All the cattle companies have expressed their willingness to abide by the president=s proclamation. So all is quiet on the Potomac.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

The Caldwell Times report a compromise effected between the Geuda Springs & Western Railroad Co., and the people of Bluff Township, in which the parties mutually agree on $15,000 bonds. This removes an impediment to the extension of the road westward, and we hope no further difficulty will arise to retard its progress.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

The Kennard & Sons Carpet Comp., of St. Louis, announce in our advertising columns their handy and economical way of furnishing country merchants a full line of samples, thus obviating the necessity of carrying a heavy stock. [SKIPPED AD WHICH STARTED OUT: ATO COUNTRY MERCHANTS WHO DESIRE TO SELL CARPETS! J. KENNARD & SONS CARPET CO., OF ST. LOUIS, MO., Appreciating the difficulty experienced by Merchants in smaller towns of keeping in stock a variety of Patterns of CARPETS, on account of the large amount of money invested in doing the same, have established a WHOLESALE SAMPLE DEPARTMENT, From which to supply the demand. . . .@]


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Among the other advantages enjoyed by our citizens in consequence of their advancement in population and opulence is the increase of lawyers in our midst. Litigious persons can now indulge in the luxury of law, and regulate their outlay by the eminence and attainment of the counsel they employ.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

A bid has been before the city council for some weeks past, to paint the west bridge over the Arkansas City, and at the adjourned meeting of that body last Wednesday, it was again read by the clerk. Councilman Thompson remarked there would be a difficulty in getting the bridge to stand up long enough to be painted, which bon mot produced a laugh and the bid was allowed to lie on the table.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

W. D. Johnson, from this city, sent to Winfield for trial on the charge of violating the prohibition law, was acquitted by the jury because evidence could not be adduced to prove that the liquor he sold was intoxicating. The vile decoction sold at these joints, and called Aextract of malt,@ is an unsavory beverage, and we cannot hear of the most inveterate bibulist taking more than one glass of it at a sitting. If men must tickle their palates with the flavor of malt, this drink is certainly innocuous, and they can delude their senses with the belief they are drinking beer, when in truth they are taking down the poorest quality of swipes.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

CALDWELL JOURNAL: A war dance was held on the open ground south of the opera house Monday evening, in which 15 or 20 of our citizens, assisted by fifty Cheyenne Indians, joined. Over 300 of our town people were interested spectators of the novel dance. Every-thing passed off pleasantly and the Indians were well pleased with their treatment. They are here for fifty-five wagon loads of flour and coffee.

WICHITA EAGLE: It may be that we are more than ordinarily obtuse, but the Winfield Courier=s list of Aland slides@ breaks us all up, or at least some initials connected therewith have that tendency. About every other description terminates with the capital letters AA. C.@ The other descriptions have no initials of any character. A gentleman handed us a copy of that paper yesterday and asked for an interpretation. We hope the Courier will enlighten this section.

WINFIELD VISITOR: The Central Hotel is no more. Mr. McKibben will go into the real estate business at Arkansas City, having made arrangements to that end. He will probably open a boarding house also, having furniture suitable for such an establishment.

DEXTER EYE: This part of Cowley is surely blessed with a good corn crop this year, and many of our farmers will rake in some of the ducats they have been paying out for the last year or two.

CEDAR VALE STAR: Those who have traveled over the river road from Elgin to Cedar Vale will remember near Hart=s mills a large fragment of rock that stood almost directly in the road. It was found to be directly on the line of the Santa Fe railroad, and the graders have removed it. A single keg of powder, distributed in a number of charges, did the work. The rock measured 495 cubic yards of stone, and was quite a natural curiosity.

SOUTH HAVEN NEW ERA: The Associated Press reporter at Winfield is not a very reliable man. Last Saturday he sent out a telegram (which we clipped and had printed on the eighth page before the truth was known) saying the bond propositions for aid to the Pan Handle railroad through Cowley County were overwhelmingly defeated. Later reports show that the bonds were carried in two townships, defeated in two, and withdrawn in one, and that new propositions are to be submitted.

WELLINGTON MONITOR: The War Chief at Caldwell has suspended publication on account of insufficient support. The publishers, Messrs Smith & Son, announce that they hope to resume at some future time. The Chief, with its long articles on Oklahoma and the robber cattle barons of the Territory, may be missed in boomer circles, but hardly by the general public.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Assault With a Deadly Weapon.

A case came up before Justice Lindsay on Monday, which was listened to with considerable interest. J. P. Gilbraith, a railroad man, was the party in trouble--the charge against him being assault with a deadly weapon. The testimony on the part of the prosecution showed that on the Tuesday preceding he took a team to Hilliard & Keeler=s barn, and wanted to borrow $32, leaving the animals as security. Mr. Hilliard, not caring to make the loan, he was referred to Capt. Thompson, who advanced the money, taking Gilbraith=s note for the amount. Gilbraith went off and was not seen until Saturday, when he entered the barn and demanded the team. Mr. Keeler, being present, presented the note Gilbraith had made to Capt. Thompson, left there for collection, and also demanded his livery bill, $1.60. The man objected to the charge, and, becoming boisterous, declared his intention of taking the team, and started for the stall to carry his threat into execution. Expecting trouble, Mr. Keeler mounted a horse, hitched by the office, to go in quest of a constable, and on his return met the man on the street and the team still in the stable. All being quiet, Mr. Keeler proceeded home to dinner, first instructing the stableman left in charge (Chas. Consilyea) to collect the note and livery bill before he gave up the team. Consilyea in turn resigned his charge to the foreman, Ernest Elderting, repeating to him the instructions he had received.

Pretty soon Gilbraith entered and asked the charge for keeping his team. The price was told him, to which he again demurred, tendering seventy-five cents in payment. It seems Elderting was under the impression the note was paid, as the dispute was over the trifling feed bill. His demand for the team being refused until the bill was paid, he drew a revolver on the stable keeper and declared, with an oath, he would take the animals. Elderting hastened to close the barn doors to prevent his egress, but while thus employed Gilbraith hastened to the stall, and unhitching his team, led it out the back way.

Nothing more was seen of him until Monday, when he presented himself at the barn to pay his note. He was then taken in by Constable Breene, and the above facts being established in the justice=s court, he was fined $10 and costs for assault, and in the police court he paid an additional fine of $5 for carrying a concealed weapon.

[Note: Name appeared as AGilbraith@ until the very last time. Then it was spelled AGilbreath.@]


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

The Private Secretary.

Frank J. Hess has an engagement with the Union Square Company to present their popular comedy, AThe Private Secretary,@ in this city the last week in September. . . . [Mentions Clarence E. Holt, W. S. Richardson, Harry Arnold, Miss Alice Clark as part of cast.]


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Ira Barnett last week purchased 256 steers of C. W. Burt for $27 a head. He shipped them to St. Louis, but finding the market not favorable there, sold one car lot of his lightest animals and sent the rest on to Chicago. In that market they sold for $3.55 {? NOT SURE OF AMOUNT] and the average weight was 941 lbs. It was feared that the adventurous dealer would come out a loser on his adventure, but his profits count up to about $400.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

A calf being carried to the shambles in one of Henry Bowe & Co.=s meat wagons, made a desperate leap for liberty; but the rope around his neck caused him to fall short, and a hind leg, getting mixed up with the spokes of the wheel, the fugitive bovine got into bad plight. A sharp knife applied to his jugular relieved the animal of all suffering.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

DIED. An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Pickard died in the Fourth ward yesterday, of spasms.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Business Mention.

Baird & De Turk, in Deming=s former grocery store, are drawing a nice business together, and are winning public favors.

P. L. Snyder & Co., report a good business in their new coal yard. Both of the young men owning the business are popular, and there is no bar to their success.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.


The Debt of Gratitude We Owe to Two Fellow Citizens.

The old Latin adage is, Athe prize to him who has won it.@ [COULD NOT MAKE OUT THE LATIN WORDS...VERY HARD TO READ]

In felicitating our citizens on the successful result of the late township elections to vote bonds to the Pan Handle road, let it be remembered that the merit of the victory is mainly due to Frank P. Schiffbauer, our popular and progressive mayor, and our efficient ex-commissioner, Amos Walton. These gentlemen show a special fitness for this kind of missionary work, in holding the religious belief that the locomotive is the true pioneer of civilization, and in their readiness to seize the salient points of an audience. On the platform, Frank Schiffbauer is an effective public speaker. His personal magnetism wins the confidence of an audience, and his candor and unreserve go home to their bosoms. He makes no pretensions to oratory, is not always grammatical, and presents some verbal combinations that would send a cold shiver through the frame of a rhetorician. Yet he has a happy selection of words; is always clear and forcible; can enforce his argument with happy illustration, and shrivel up the sophistry of an opponent with unsparing ridicule. His power of grouping facts and figures is remarkable, his mental armory having every weapon in place, and its equipment complete. With this intellectual endowment he combines enterprise, enthusiasm, and audacity. In a stormy debate he keeps his head cool, is quick to perceive the weak place in an antagonist, and is most at his ease when most vigorously contested. In a railroad bond campaign, in a water supply enterprise for the city, in any project for local advancement, his judgment is uniformly good, and his pertinacity may be trusted to override all obstacles.

Amos Walton is a valuable coadjutor. He is one of the early settlers, has a property interest in the county, is thoroughly acquainted with its wants, and is always forward in every useful public movement. As a speaker he is not engaging. His movements are constrained and awkward, his voice not modulated, and he is just as apt to turn his back as his face to the audience. But he always commands attention. He is known to be astute and long-headed, his understanding of his subject is always thorough; and whenever he presents a matter, it is always illustrated with new and striking ideas. It takes him some little time to warm to his work, but he holds the attention of his hearers as he goes along, and his argument, though given without elocutionary force, has due weight on the reasoning faculties, and never fails of effect.

These two men, as doughty paladins, espoused the cause of the Kansas City and Pan Handle bonds, and although they were met at every town by the most effective speakers from Winfield, and had the false statements of the press of that city to embarrass them, presented their claims with such prevalence and effect that they signally triumphed in their undertaking. In two townships the bonds were voted; in two others, although unsuccessful at the polls, subsequent guaranties were given of a right of way and satisfactory financial aid; and in case of Pleasant Valley remaining obdurate, the offer is made by Silver Dale to furnish the aid asked in order that the building of the road may be secured. Honor to whom honor is due, and when the people of Arkansas City figure up the advantages they have derived from the railroad enterprises that are wending their way hitherward, it will be only just that they accord a large share of credit to the mayor of their city and their ex-county commissioner for the valuable and efficient service they have rendered in bringing about this consummation.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

The Critic Criticized.

ED. TRAVELER: We state our cause of offense to you because quite a number of citizens desire that it should receive public reprobation. The Republican of last Friday, in a hyper-critical mood, fell foul of the revolving advertising case on display in front of the First National Bank. All concede that it is a tasteful and elegant piece of mechanism, of a character to engage the attention of every passer-by, and the advertisers (which include nearly all of our prominent businessmen) express themselves entirely satisfied with the work. But the Republican scents Aan advertising dodge and fraud@ in the device, and, with paternal care for the interest of others, Ahates to see our businessmen taken in this way.@ AThey should get value received for their money,@ it asserts. On looking through the article for evidence of fraud, we can find nothing adduced except a few inaccuracies of spelling on the part of the painter: ABuilder@ is spelt Abuider,@ and Achosing@ is short a vowel. Five trivial errors in all are pointed out, which you can understand are annoying to us, but they in no way detract from the artistic merit of the performance. Our fellow townsman, Thomas E. Braggins, is the culprit, and if deficient education in an ingenious and skillful workman constitutes Afraud,@ it is to be feared that many of our most competent mechanics fall under the condemnation.

Such severity of criticism would suggest that the Republican is free from blame. But the readers of that sheet know that errors in its columns are manifold, its proof reading being the most slouchy and blundering of any paper in the state. On the page where this illiberal article appears, we have marked upwards of thirty instances of wrong spelling, on a cursory reading, and can point to copies of the Republican where the type appear to have been stuck up at haphazard, the combinations they present being so entirely unlike anything known in the English language.

Jealousy prompted this petty exhibition of illiberality, although the writer disclaims it. The enterprise is our own, and the work was done by home talent. The Republican editor, therefore, cannot justify his malignancy by pleading that the money on this work was sent away. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones, and the abode of our captious critic being so extremely frangible, his resort to missiles betrays his entire lack of discretion.


Arkansas City, August 21st.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

The Unpardonable Sin.

One of our most prominent citizens, meeting this writer on the street, said, AI see you are giving H. T. Albert, of Harvey Township, a good send-off for probate judge. It would be well for you to let that man severely alone. During the bond election two weeks ago, he worked all day against the Pan Handle proposition, and not from honest conviction, either, but for what money there was in it. It was openly charged by his neighbors, while he was making himself the busiest, that he received $10 for his day=s work. Is that the kind of man you want for a county officer?@

If this statement is true, and we publish it that Mr. Albert or his friends may have an opportunity of contradicting it, if it does him injustice, he has forfeited all chances of his reaching the goal of his ambition, and he may as well cease his labors at once. He betrays utter disqualification for the position he seeks in his entire lack of judgment, and his total disregard of fairness and decency. Can he not profit by the experience of others? Three or four men now holding county office have given mortal offense to the people of this city by taking active part in sectional fights, and working zealously against a portion of the county. The reproof administered to them for the misconduct has been general and unsparing, and notice has been served upon them that their public services will not again be required.

ACassio, I love thee,

ABut never more be officer of mine.@

Candidates for county office will visit the TRAVELER office to ask support to their claims. Of course, we wish well to every fit and deserving man who expresses his desire to serve his fellow citizens, but we never fail to admonish these gentlemen that while seeking office or while in the performance of public duty, they must regard themselves as belonging to the county, and must sedulously eschew all entangling alliances. This city, by its voice in the convention and its strength at the polls, is now able to take care for its own interests, and it should as well to every candidate seeking county office, to understand that to take part in any local contest is fatal to his prospects and destructive to his usefulness. It is now in order for Mr. H. T. Albert to give an account of himself.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.


How He Played Out in This City, and Tried His Game in South Haven.

The South Haven New Era, a few weeks ago, made the following announcement.

AMr. Landes, of the Arkansas City Roller Mills, was here the fore part of the week, establishing an agency for his flour and arranging to buy wheat for his mills. Mr. J. B. Walker will buy wheat for him.@ This seemed a nice thing for Johnnie. He had gone to that thrifty burg, played out and penniless, where he rented a vacant room and blossomed out as a real estate agent. In this city it was said by the few persons who know of the appointment that Mr. Landes had got hold of the wrong man, which fact would soon be impressed on his mind, as no one ever had dealings with this very plausible gentleman without being outwitted by him.

C. M. Scott laughingly tells of one of Mr. J. B. Walker=s operations. A few years ago he came back to the city from a visit to his parents, who are said to be high toned and well-to-do. He was busted, as usual, and appealed to Mr. Scott to befriend him. His suggestion was that the latter supply him with a stock of cord wood from his sheep ranch on the Grouse, deliver it in town, in some wood yard that he would procure, and as the wood was sold, he would pay over the cost price. The proposition struck Mr. Scott favorably, and he furnished his impecunious petitioner with 100 cords, for the cutting and hauling of which he paid out $250. When he came to town, at brief intervals, he would call at Mr. Walker=s wood yard, where he would find a few cords sold; but his beneficiary was never ready to pay, assigning as a reason he had not collected on his sales. Finally something engaged Mr. Scott=s attention for several weeks--sheep shearing it might be, or a trip to Texas to buy ponies--and when he next visited the wood yard, he found sixty cords of his wood gone, and Mr. Walker still unable to pay over a cent. He then fully comprehended the character of the man he was dealing with, removed what wood there was left on hand, and figured up the cost of his experience at $150.

Mr. Walker was taken into the employ of the TRAVELER a few months ago, on a solemn promise to reform his evil ways, behave sober and uprightly, and turn over every dollar he received. Johnnie has the character of being a rustler, and this editor was told by a number of old citizens who knew the man well, that if we could keep him from stealing and getting drunk, he had the skill to rake in business. But we found, after a very brief acquaintance, that this faculty had deserted him. A man who loses self-respect, who indulges the basest appetites, and lives a life of fraud and deception, cannot retain usefulness. His bad habits pervade and saturate his moral system, and he is only fit for the state to take care of.

Mr. Walker left the city when he found his dishonest practices were discovered, and a notice was published in the TRAVELER to caution the public against paying him money. Hearing of his removal to South Haven, we notified him that unless an accounting was made without delay, he might look for arrest to answer to the charge of embezzlement. This seems to have caused some alarm in his breast, as the following letter was sent in quick response.

SOUTH HAVEN, KANSAS, July 23, 1886.

Mr. Lockley, Arkansas City, Kas:

DEAR SIR: Yours received. As I have not one dollar in the world on hand, I can=t go to see you until I can earn some. I have some business that will bring me something when finished, and when I get it will go to see you. I can=t find any memorandum book as yet, but will hand it up; it may be in Arkansas City yet, as I have some old papers there. The reason I did not go and see you was on account of that notice you published. It made me feel so bad that I just wanted to go away, and my poor wife suffered terribly over it. I knew it would never do for me to try to do anything in Arkansas City again. I felt bad enough to almost resort to desperation, and do yet. If times are good, I can do pretty well here and get even with the world again and make a new start; and I hope that no misfortune will overtake me now as it would nearly kill my wife, who feels bad enough, anyhow. I am trying to do what is right, and to become a sober, temperate, reliable man.

If you can give me a short time till I can do something (business is dull now), I will try and see you as soon as possible. Such a thing as you propose would do great harm to me, my family, and my old mother. Will get the memorandum book as soon as I can find it, and make the account up and send it to you. * * * Please write me by return mail. We get only one mail by railroad each day, and the mails close outward before the mail arrives.



His tender consideration for his wife and mother is very touching, but when the writer=s heartlessness is known, and his utter disregard for their happiness, his sheltering behind these innocent women is the resort of a craven.

On Saturday we heard that he had been removed from his purchasing agency for the Arkansas City Roller Mills Co., and meeting Mr. Landes on the street, we inquired whether his company had been added to the list of this deft operator=s victims. He laughed at the idea. AI knew my man too well,@ he said, Ato give him any show to rob me.@

AThen why his dismissal?@

AWell, complaints were continually coming to us of his being drunk on the streets, and it also came to my knowledge that he had been trying a gouge game on the bank; so on his general misbehavior, I thought it was time to get rid of him.@

AHe has not succeeded in fleecing you, then?@

ANo. Mr. Hill has for some time felt an interest in the young man, and been desirous of befriending him. When he recommended the appointment of Johnnie as purchasing agent at South Haven, he thought he had secured the services of an energetic, enterprising man, and he instructed me to place $2,000 to his credit. Mr. Hill is not very often caught napping; but when he places confidence in a man, he is willing to give full play to his energies. I gave Johnnie credit at the South Haven bank, but instructed the cashier, Capt. Hunt, not to cash any of his checks unless accompanied by a weigh bill properly signed as a voucher. This went well enough for awhile, then he began to try his tricks. He sent a check to the bank for thirty odd dollars without a weigh bill, which Capt. Hunt refused to cash. Then he sent in another check for a smaller amount, also without a voucher, and this was refused. This being reported to me, I stopped his game by dismissal, and I am not aware that the company is out a cent by his operations.@

The English have a saying, AWhat is bred in the bone won=t come out of the flesh!,@ and we fear that dishonesty and general worthlessness are so inbred with our South Haven real estate operator that his flesh will never be purged of the moral infection.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Vinita, Indian Territory, Fair Association.

We have received with the compliments of C. S. Shelton, secretary, an invitation to attend the Fifth Annual Exposition of the Vinita Fair Association, which occurs October 13, 14, and 15, together with a copy of the premium list. Vinita, situated at the crossing of the St. Louis and San Francisco and Missouri Pacific railways, in the Cherokee nation, is the largest town in the Indian Territory. This fair association since its organization has met with marked success and its annual expositions are looked foreward to as the gala occasion of the year throughout that section. The competition for premiums is spirited in all classes while in the speed ring the interest is intense. A copy of the premium list, in published form, will be mailed to any address on application to the secretary, at Vinita.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Notice to Builders.

Sealed bids will be received by H. O. Meigs for the erection of a brick or stone building on I. H. Bonsall=s lot. Said bids may be made on the entire building or on different parts of said building; said work to be done according to plans and specifications on file in the office of W. A. Ritchie & Co., Commercial building. The right to accept any bid or reject all bids is hereby reserved. Time required to finish said building must be specified in said bids. All bids will be opened on the 1st of September, 1886. Bonds for the fulfillment of said contract will be required. I. H. BONSALL.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Too Thin, Henry.

It was told during the canvass for the Pan Handle bonds, that Henry Asp had visited Mr. Reece and offered him $4,000 a mile to have the road constructed to Winfield. This was allowed to pass unchallenged till the day before the election, when Mr. Asp published a denial of the statement in the Courier, knowing there was not time to get a reply in print in time to be of service. How this estate lawyer=s strategy affected the popular mind, is shown in the following commentary, taken from the Burden Enterprise.

AOh! Ha!! What a plausible story of Mr. Asp=s, in regard to his not having any conversation with Mr. Reece. This is about as thin a thing as we have heard come from a man that pretended to come within a mile of telling the truth. Give us something a little more plausible next time, Henry.@


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

AD. MUSICAL INSTITUTE. Prof. F. J. Moore, of Wichita, Kansas, will conduct a musical institute in this city, commencing August 30th, and closing with a CONCERT, September 10th, 1886.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

Lessons will be given in the Y. M. C. A. room as follows: Elementary class, 4:30 p.m.

Voice Culture and Church Music, 7 p.m.


For Circulars and other information, call on L. F. ABERNETHY.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.

AD. WRIGHT & STANFORD, have now on hand the nicest line of

BED-ROOM SETS, Ever brought to Arkansas City, and at prices to suit everybody. Also a fine display of PARLOR FURNITURE, Easy Chairs, Lounges, Book Cases, etc.; in fact anything you want in the way of Furniture. Also keep all kinds of COFFINS AND BURIAL CASES, IN WOOD, CLOTH, OR METALLIC.

Parties wanting the service of an undertaker during the night or Sundays will please call at either of the undersigned.


Benedict Block, Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.





Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 1, 1886.


Some pleasant magazine writer describes the absorbing effect of a prevailing interest on the minds and manners of a community. In an extended trip by railroad, the traveler comes to an oil region, for instance, and the train stops at a station. The olfactores are assailed with the pungent odor of the oleum; pumps and pipes and well gear are everywhere in sight; oil trains cumber the side tracks, and the passengers who come aboard are deep in the discussion of the flow of such a well, and depressed quotations in the last market report. Next he arrives at a lake port where ships= stores are a staple, and the streets are crowded with heavy loaded drays, all wending to the wharf. The smell of tar pervades the entire lake front, and sailors and sailors= boarding houses give character to the scene.

So he describes the arrival at an iron district, a coal mining station, and a grain emporium. At each place the whole population is absorbed in the interest by which they live and thrive, and no other matter seems to enter their thoughts.

We can imagine this same traveler arrived at Arkansas City, and mixing with his fellow man during a brief sojourn in our midst. Being away from mines, manufactories, and fisheries, and surrounded by a rich agricultural country, he would naturally expect to hear the condition of the crops discussed, the probable price of corn this fall, and the exhibits to be entered at the approaching fair. But instead of farming engaging the attention of the people here, he hears real estate talked on all sides.

City lots which six months ago were rated at $50 are now selling rapidly at ten times that amount; investors are eager to pay $2,000 or $3,000 for a piece of property, which in the spring would have sold for as many hundred. Farm property surrounding the city has also caught the inflation, and handsome fortunes are paid for 160 acres, which tracts, when subdivided, are again sold at a liberal profit.

We can understand that such a rapid advance in real estate values must strike a stranger as remarkable, and lead him to suppose that the people who are dealing most extensively in this property have parted with their judgment. But the wisest heads, who exercise discourse of reason, looking before and after, point out adequate cause for the enhanced prices that prevail. Some real estate experts in our midst express their belief that this upward movement will last another year. Then they appear to think the limit will be reached, and whether a reaction will set in, or this standard of values will be maintained, will depend largely upon circumstances.

Value is an uncertain quantity, and much scientific ingenuity has been expended upon its definition. A thing is worth what it will bring in the market; but no man can tell how the market is going to rule the next year, or the next day, even. In the case under consideration, the substitution of one standard of values for one much higher was perfectly natural, and the suddenness with which it was done in no way affected its soundness or its permanency. Arkansas City has grown in the course of a dozen years from a remote settlement of a few hundred inhabitants to a thriving city of 5,000 people. Its situation as a business centre was known to be favorable, and as population continued to flow into Kansas in a steady, increasing stream occupying the waste places and developing its vast resources, it was expected that Arkansas City would keep pace with the growth of its surroundings and double or quadruple its numbers as the field of enterprise and industry extended.

But the successful issue of the bond election last spring acted on the energies of our people like a new revelation. Their first perception was that this city is bound to take precedence of its former rival, Winfield. It has an exhaustless water power, destined to become the motor to a diversified manufacturing industry; in the territory, within handy water carriage, there is a deposit of coal to supply all the workshops that can be erected within its limits; and at no distant date the Cherokee strip and Oklahoma will be opened to white settlement, which inviting region will attract millions of settlers, a large proportion of whom will look to this city as their supply point. Railroads, too, are coming here from all points, extending our facilities of traffic, and opening up a field of operations which will reach from New Orleans to the Galveston bay.

This situation can be illustrated by a parallel case. Suppose a mineral lode discovered in some barren region, found rich in silver and holding a defined course for miles along the ledge. Intense excitement would be awakened, thousands of adventurers would rush in, capital would be applied to the production of the hidden treasure; shafts would be sunk, tunnels run, mills and smelters and hoisting works erected as fast as the machinery could be procured. Here is a barren, worthless region suddenly transformed into a hive of industry; what was before a waste is now turning out a steady flow of treasure, and land which was before worthless is now doled out at a heavy charge by the square foot.

The vision before our people=s minds is a thrifty commercial and industrial city of 30,000 or 40,000 inhabitants, a railroad center with work shops and other division buildings, and a river navigation employing a large line of boats. This vision they feel so confident of seeing speedily realized that they have their estimate of value on what is shortly to be, and show their faith by putting their money into property at rates commensurate with their expectations. The only risk they run is in carrying this business too far and getting prices so high that they cannot be maintained.

To secure the growth of the city, the price of residence and business lots must be maintained at living rates; fancy prices will drive away capital and disappoint all expectations. It must also be remembered that speculating in real estate produces no value, and the more assiduously this suit is prosecuted, the greater a burden the community will have to carry. Marking up prices is pleasant while they can be maintained; but when the limit is reached, it is a good time to stop.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 1, 1886.

We mentioned a week or two ago that work on the Southern Kansas railway, in the territory, had been suspended, awaiting the action of Secretary Lamar on the deflection of the route surveyed east into Oklahoma. A week or so ago, the secretary rendered his decision, approving the route selected, representatives of the company having shown that the route laid out in the preliminary survey was costly and difficult of construction. This throws the line within the Oklahoma country and traverses its full length from north to south, running about forty miles of the route first surveyed.

The Boston Transcript, commenting on this subject, says: AThis will inevitably open up the long coveted Oklahoma land to settlement by whites. It is also thought by some that the discretion exercised by the secretary in this instance lays the foundation for granting right of ways through Indian land by executive action.@

Here is another big thing for Arkansas City. It never rains but it pours.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 1, 1886.


Last week, on the authority of one our most prominent citizens, we published a statement that Mr. H. T. Albert, whose name appears elsewhere in our columns as an aspirant for the probate judgeship, had given unpardonable offense by taking an active fight against the Pan Handle bonds during the day of election. In giving publicity to this charge, we commented on the falsity of persons who seek public office mixing themselves up with sectional strifes and giving mortal offense to a large portion of the people whose friendship and assistance they need. In today=s issue we publish Prof. Albert=s emphatic denial of the charge, and a vindication of the gentleman from fully two dozen of his neighbors. The letter we publish was accompanied by another, signed by Messrs. Barker and Hickman, in which they say: AWe could get 150 of the 175 voters of Harvey to sign the within vindification, if necessary; but it is not. We are truly sorry any such article against this worthy man should have appeared in your columns, because it is utterly false.@

We gave our authority for the statement, but did not condemn until the other side was heard, knowing Mr. Albert to be a man highly respected by his neighbors and contending against adversity with true heroism. Physically he is sorely afflicted, but he is endowed with sound judgment, has ripe experience, and is stirred with an honorable ambition to make proper provision for his family. It is no injustice to our two other friends, Capt. Tansey and Mr. P. B. Lee, who are also aspirants for the same place, to say we wish success to Mr. Albert, because we are moved with the most kindly feeling to all three, and are only desirous to say nothing (unjustly) to the disparagement of any, that the choice may be left, without bias or prepossession, to the wisdom of the convention. When that body shall have indicated its choice, the TRAVELER will do its best to insure the success of the candidate.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.


And His Neighbors Declare He Did Not Fight the Pan Handle Bonds.

MR. EDITOR: I did not intend replying to any article that might appear against me in the canvass for probate judge, but the article headed AThe Unpardonable Sin,@ demands that I should state the facts in the case and leave my destiny in the hands of the good people of Cowley County. I have tried to keep aloof from all railroad fights. I have never, in word or deed, shown a preference for any of the propositions; I am a citizen of Cowley County, and her interests belong to all alike. I did not vote against the Pan Handle bonds; I did nothing to defeat them; I did not receive any money, large or small, either in favor of or against said bonds; and the good people of Harvey Township, who know me and who have no political aspiration to be gratified in the near future, will substantiate the above statements. H. T. ALBERT.


We, the undersigned, neighbors of H. T. Albert, of Harvey, who is a candidate for the nomination to the probate judgeship, who was assailed in last week=s TRAVELER, rise in protest.

Mr. Albert was not at the polls all day but during a portion of the morning only; he did not work against the bonds, and he did vote for them. His friends worked and voted for the bonds, feeling it was policy for them to do so.

Mr. Reece or Col. Burch, who by the way, took dinner with him on that day, will substantiate the above if called upon.

There are none of Mr. Albert=s neighbors who will say he received money to vote against the bonds, not one who will say he worked against them, and the prominent citizen of A. C. who informed the writer of last week=s notice, did so upon hearsay evidence only, and you all know how treacherous that is, especially in political times.

Many a man=s character has been blackened beyond redemption by the slurs of a scandal monger, or the machinations of a political shyster, of which latter, we have a good specimen in our own township.

We know Mr. Albert to be a man of sterling worth, one who would not and who did not dabble in the late railroad bond election, when he saw those standing around ready to push him at his first misstep, to his undoing.

We sincerely hope and feel assured that Mr. Albert=s old friends will rally to his support, and let this contemptible lie die the death it deserves, with no one to weep over its grave, save its originator, an office-seeking, would-be political demagogue of our own township.

No worthier man has ever appeared before the good people of Cowley County for nomination, and the last man in the world to sell his honest convictions for money, great or small, is H. T. Albert.

[Signatures of Harvey Township supporters of H. T. Albert.]

Robert Barker

A. W. McCan

Jacob A. Moser

W. H. Hill

G. W. Savage

J. F. Savage

Jack Reddick

S. Neer

J. Neer

G. Wilkins

F. Stall

T. J. Hickman

D. A. Cunningham

F. M. McHill

J. C. Herr

J. M. Riveors

G. W. Thorp

P. Loy

L. Smith

J. K. Herr

John Parker

D. C. Herr


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 1, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

A company of French soldiers and sailors passed through Topeka on Wednesday, on their way to France from Tonquin.

CALDWELL JOURNAL: The city council of Harper Ahid out@ one day last week and signed up and sold to H. C. Munger, $30,000 in city bonds lately voted in that city. They had been enjoined once and to avoid a second cut off of supplies, hid out until the job was done.

CEDARVALE STAR: The corn crop has matured, and for better or worse, will be unaffected by the weather in the future. It is difficult to estimate the yield. Some of the fields on the bottom are as good as could be desired, and others, on the upland, are a failure, or nearly so. In other cases, the upland corn is to all appearance as good as any. Our opinion is that the crop will fail but little short of the average for the last five years. Great quantities are being cut up, the price paid being six cents per shock of fourteen hills square.

Willie Sells, the boy murderer, was taken to the penitentiary on Thursday last.

DODGE CITY DISPATCH: This morning a fire broke out in one of the wooden structures situated in the Dodge house block, which soon spread to the adjoining buildings, and wiped out half a dozen landmarks, situated between the bank of Dodge City and Hoover=s brick, occupied by Geo. S. Emerson, grocer. Both the bank building and Hoover=s brick were on fire, but through the heroic efforts of our citizens, both were saved. The buildings burned were Sturtevant=s drug store; H. J. Dunlap, jewelry; Hart & Haynes, saloon; Tilgman & Co., lost the most of their stock. The balance of the occupants moved a goodly portion of their goods. The loss is estimated at $20,000, partially covered by insurance.

WICHITA BEACON: The city council should pass an ordinance at their next meeting relative to the punishment for cruelty to animals. Lately our city has been disgraced by several incidents of extreme and brutal treatment of horses. The perpetrators have escaped well merited punishment simply because there was no city ordinance regarding it; and when arrested and brought before the city judge, he was compelled to dismiss the case.

DEXTER EYE: The wall of the new school building in Dexter gave way recently, and it is now discovered that the foundation was not broad enough to support the superstructure. The wall fell in while the building was untenanted; otherwise, there might have been a fearful loss of life to report.

The South Haven Township injunction suit restraining the proper officers from issuing the bonds voted to the Border road has been compromised. The company have built a spur to Hunnewell, and paid the costs and attorney=s fees, and the suit has been dismissed.

WELLINGTON PRESS: A new town has been started out on the Santa Fe railroad called Ingalls, and it is to be the county seat of a proposed new county to be called Plumb. The names are expected to boom things out there.

J. M. Roney, a druggist of Geuda Springs, was taken to Wellington last week to stand trial on the charge of violating the prohibitory law, but the county failed to establish proof of guilt and Mr. Roney was acquittted.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Agent Osborne, of Ponca, and wife, were in town on Monday, to see the lady=s sister off to her home in Tennessee, after a five months= sojourn among the aborigines.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

At the meeting of the school board, on Monday next, furniture for the new schoolhouse will be purchased, and what grades shall be taught there determined on. It is expected the building will be ready for occupancy by Oct. 10th.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

MARRIED. Now our rubicund friend, E. Baldwin, has shuffled off the state of single blessedness. In Winfield, on Sunday, at the hands of Elder Rider, he took unto himself a wife, and is now the happiest man in Arkansas City. Mrs. M. E. Hastings is the lady, cousin to Mrs. Netherland, and the pair have taken up their aboide in the First ward.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Oscar Titus, in J. O. Johnson & Co.=s store, has a pair of owls taken from a sandbank in Geuda Springs, which are a curiosity. Owls are proverbial for their wise looks, but the countenances of these animals broaden into the serio-comic. They are monkey-faced, and endowed with immense capacity of lungs, and blow off at frequent intervals like the exhaust pipe of a steam engine. Oscar is quite proud of his pets.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

From G. C. Hitchcock, instructor in shoemaking in the Chilocco Indian School, we learn that Superintendent Branham and one of his subordinates are now out drumming up scholars for the present school term. When the school closed in June, about 180 Indian youth were in attendance; of this number one-half returned to their homes to spend the vacation with their tribes. The task of gathering them together again is always a difficult one; the parents are unwilling to have their offspring leave home, and they seem to have a dread of subjecting themselves to the restraints of school. School was to have opened this week, but in consequence of the difficulty of gathering in the flock, it is probable the opening will be delayed awhile.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

R. B. Ware, sub-agent to the Tonkawas, was in town yesterday.

Oscar Titus is hobbling about with the assistance of a cane and lays his debility to rheumatism.

Col. W. J. Pollock is in town from the territory, spending a few days with his many friends.

A. F. Huse returned home on Saturday after an absence of two or three months.

Capt. Thompson on Monday bought the lot adjoining the site of the proposed city hall on the east. Consideration, $2,500.

Judd Marshal, one of the early residents of this city, but now doing business in Leavenworth, came to the city on Monday.

Bob Howe, from Maple City, put in an appearance on the streets yesterday. He has been sick, and looks the worse for thhe attack.

John Monsey, the merchant tailor, Room No. 3, Commercial Block, has a fine line of patterns from which he is making some elegant suits.

The county fair opened in Winfield Monday. The attendance was light the first day, but yesterday the number of visitors had increased.

Last week J. H. Otto, veterinary surgeon in Capt. Price=s cavalry troop, completed his third term of enlistment and was paid off and discharged. He will take a two months= vacation and then re-enlist.

S. C. Barr, of Cambridge, Ohio, is on a visit to this city; he is so charmed with the city and progress surrounding him, that he expresses a wish to go back forty years in his life that he might be a young man and join in with this growing community.

F. E. Kelly, a solid man of Harper, spent a day or two in town, with his wife, the guests of M. A. Thompson, our new mail contractor. He is deeply impressed with the business advantages in our city, and intimates a desire to become one of us.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

The Women=s Relief Corps of this city visited their sister corps at Winfield last week, and were royally entertained. Toward evening a number of the veterans of Winfield joined the company, and a happy time was enjoyed. Quartermaster Miller and Chaplain Ruby were among the visiting guests.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Ross Netherland, a boy of twelve years, living with his parents in the Fourth ward, brings to our table a mammoth radish, measuring eighteen inches in circumference, as an evidence of his successful vegetable gardening.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

P. A. Ireton, a successful farmer of Bolton Township, exhibited in town some prime ears of corn on Monday, as a specimen of a field of thirty acres of that cereal raised on the Arkansas River bottom. Yestgerday he took two bushels of this grain as an exhibit to the county fair.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

The accumulation of bridge and track material at the Santa Fe depot is assuming immense proportions. When the railroad bridge is completed across the Arkansas, this material will be rushed into the territory, and then the work of track laying will be started on in earnest.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

J. W. Oldham and B. R. Bittle are about to open a real estate and insurance agency in the handsome and commodious basement in the Bittle block. Both of these gentlemen are well and favorably known to our citizens as being reliable businessmen, diligent and deserving, and we predict that gratifying success will attend their venture.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Our fellow townsman, Mr. Fitch, had a lively adventure in Dexter last week. He had sold a sewing machine to the family of J. R. Miller, residing there, and when pay day came round, was met by Mr. Miller, who presented a gun, instead of the greenbacks, at him. Mr. Miller was arrested and fined $10 and costs for breach of the peace.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

T. M. Finney, late U. S. Trader at the Kaw Agency, has purchased the post office book store of Will Thompson, and the transfer will probably be made today. The new proprietor will largely increase the stock, adding a line of wall paper and fancy articles. Mr. Finney is an enterprising businessman, well known to our citizens, and we have confidence in his success.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Jacob Hight came to town on Saturday. He reports the five railroad stations on the Geuda Springs & Western line, between here and Caldwell, closed in and ready to receive freight, and but a few weeks= labor required to finish them for the company=s use. He has put in his best licks to push the work to completion, and takes becoming pride in the handsome structures he has provided for the company.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Prof. Gordon, late superintendent of the Ponca schools, came to town on the 24th and proceeded to Winfield to meet his wife, on her return from a visit to friends in Tennessee. Mrr. Gordon has been appointed superintendent of the [GARBLED]...??? LOOKS LIKE: Pawnee schools, charge being given him of the {?] and supplies, for the faithful care of [???] Agent Osborne of $5,000. This [?] establishment. T. W. All care of that [??] has been Williams, of Lebanon, Texas, [?] of the appointed superintendent [?] last Ponca school, and we [??] week the arrival of that gentleman, with his wife, to enter upon his duties. [WOW! WAS THIS ARTICLE EVER MESSED UP! HAVE NO IDEA REALLY WHAT WAS SAID!]


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

S. C. Smith returned from his trip east last week, and he expresses his determination to push his hotel building with all the expedition possible. Building the walls was comparatively slow work, as only a few men could be employed; but now the roof is ready to go on, work on the interior can be begun, and expedited by a multiplicity of hands. Mr. Smith expects to have the building ready for occupation some time in November. A good hotel is among the most urgent needs of this city.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Buel T. Davis, former editor of the Winfield Tribune, was in town on Friday and favored the TRAVELER with a call. He has been quite successful in canvassing the county for the fair edition of that journal, and came to this city with that object in view. But he found a disinclination in our businessmen to patronize a Winfield sheet, hence he did not prosecute his labor. We dislike to see ill feeling exist between two neighboring communities, but insult and reproach having been freely dealt in by that city, it is only natural that such injury should be resented. Mr. Davis has been appointed principal of the Chetopa schools and bids adieu to journalism.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

A couple of the laddies, J. H. Flood and Jerry Adams, appeared before the council at the last meeting, to ask that the hose reels to be provided for their use be of the strongest make, and hose light. Mr. Flood, being asked how much hose would be necessary for the city, said one cart would carry 750 feet. If only one cart was supplied, he thought 1,000 feet would be enough; but if two carts were provided, then 1,500 feet should be purchased. He preferred cotton to rubber hose as being lighter, and less liable to become unserviceable from frost. Mayor Schiffbauer displayed a specimen of rubber hose of very light make, which the manufacturer warranted to stand a pressure of forty pounds to the inch, and which was generally approved by the council. The fire boys held a meeting last evening to organize, but we go to press before their proceedings could be learned.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Work on the cracker factory is progressing, most of the machinery having arrived. Workmen are now engaged in setting it up. The oven, as the Psalmist described man, is fearfully and wonderfully made, and the beholder is perplexed in watching the mechanical arrangements introduced into that immense cavity to admit of the baking into crackers of every variety, of sixty barrels of flour a day. The machinery for rolling and stamping is in place, and the array of baking pans--some of them of prodigious size--strikes the gaze as sufficient to furnish the wants of Grant=s army of the Potomac. Troughs, each capable of mixing eight barrels of flour, with the necessary tables, shelving, and other wood work, are being made on the premises, Manager Davidson=s aim being to provide just enough to start the business, and then increase the facilities as enlarged operations demand. A delay in receiving the machinery will cause the starting up of the works to be postponed till next week. Mr. Davidson has been confined to his room several days with malaria, but is now about again.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

The Right of Way Commission.

The commission appointed by the president to procure the right of way for the extension of the Santa Fe road through the territory arrived in this city on Thursday evening and left for the performance of their trust on Saturday. The commission consists of John A. Gallaway, of Ft. Scott, Kansas; W. H. Dyer, of Van Buren, Arkansas; and Jas. Brodie, Little Rock, Arkansas. S. S. Benedict, formerly U. S. Indian inspector, is in charge of the party. Commissioners Dyer and Brodie met Mr. Benedict at Topeka, and the three came on to this city, arriving as above stated.Commissioner Gallaway came in on the Santa Fe train on Saturday and took his departure with the party.

Their first visit will be to the Poncas, to agree with that tribe in the purchase of the right of way through their reservation; thence to the Otoes, and through a portion of the Cherokee strip to Oklahoma. The act of congress granting the charter to the Santa Fe company, provides that a strip 100 feet in width shall be conceded to the railroad company for its track, with sufficient ground for water tanks, passenger and freight stations, and necessary work shops, for which a consideration of $50 per mile shall be paid the respective tribes, and an annual rental of $15 per mile hereafter. In event of the rate of compensation being unsatisfactory, notice of the fact is to be given the secretary of the interior, whose business it is to instruct the commission of the grounds of objection raised, and authority is given them to make terms with the Indians. In the case of those Indians who occupy separate allotments, and object to the compensation allowed, the commission act as a board of appraisement, and condemn the thoroughfare needed without circumlocution.

The commission will probably return to this city by Saturday next. They will then start west to Kiowa, and thence to the Pan Handle of Texas.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

New Sash and Blind Factory.

H. T. Roberts is progressing with his planing mill on the canal, but will be delayed in getting to work until the head gates are put in and the water is turned on, which will not be until the end of the present month. He proposes to manufacture everything used in fitting up stores and dwellings--such as sash, doors, blinds, counters, shelving, balusters, refrigerators, and any other article called for. He is setting up a fine equipment of machinery for all such uses; and having had extensive experience in the management of planing mills, we look to see his enterprise take permanent root and became an important factor in our home industries. This is development in the right direction.

Improvement in real estate values is a healthy and encouraging sign, marking the greater importance of this city as a train center and putting increased means into the pockets of all real estate owners. The multiplication of our business houses is also a good indication, showing as it does, an increased volume of business and attracting buyers from a greater distance to our city. But with this growth and development, we also need a diversified manufacturing industry to furnish employment to hundreds of operatives and retain money in our midst, instead of sending it away in the purchase of goods manufactured elsewhere.

Mr. Roberts comes here from Waterloo, Iowa, attracted by the opportunities afforded him for the exercise of his energies. He is making provision for an extensive business, and we hope to see his highest expectations fulfilled.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Street Improvement Wanted.

Some months ago a spasm of improvement seized the city council, and a resolution was adopted to grade and pave Fifth Avenue its entire length, from depot to depot. This movement was incited by a petition from a number of the lot owners on that thoroughfare who agreed to raise a certain amount of money for that purpose if the city would donate an additional sum equal to one-half of the amount raised. It was argued that strangers visiting the city, and their first impression being formed from the clean and thrifty condition of the street they first traveled along, would be prepared to think well of the enterprise of the people they were among, and thus be impelled to take up a home here, if that was the business that brought them. The money was raised by diligent canvass, the quota from the city council paid, and that portion of Fifth Avenue west of Summit Street was graded and paved, adding much to the beauty of its appearance. But east of Summit Street, leading down to the Santa Fe depot, the besom of reform has not been wielded, and the need of improvement daily grows more urgent. Street Commissioner Moore last spring started out to improve the road by scraping a gutter way each side, and throwing down a hundred or two loads of foundation stone and rubble gathered up from the burnt district. But the sidewalks remain untouched and are in a chaotic condition; and as the pedestrian approaches Summit Street, he has to flounder over hollows and broken stones, to the imminent peril of his equilibrium. If first impressions are to be regarded, it is certain that the eastern portion of Fifth Avenue must exercise a mischievous influence.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Honorable Mention.

EDITOR TRAVELER: Seeing your complimentary notice of a portion of the workers in the recent Pan Handle contest, I wish to say in reference to the canvass in Lierty, that Mr. Easterday, on the west, and Mr. Cochran, in the west, and John Marks, in the center, believing that they were working for the real interest of their township, and that their labors would assure them a road, did yeoman service for the cause, thereby earning from their own people and from the people of Arkansas City, a debt of gratitude, which I hope in the future we may be able to repay. A. W.

Arkansas City, Aug. 28.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Attention, Republicans!

A convention for the nomination of a representative to the legislature from the Sixtieth representative district will be held at the Highland opera house, in Arkansas City, on Monday, October 4, at 2 o=clock p.m.

It is recommended that the primaries for the election of delegates to the above convention be held in the several townships and wards at the same time as those nominating delegates to the county convention. J. E. WOODIN, Ex. Com.

Arkansas City, Aug. 28.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

It is reported that the great Santa Fe system will drop their name entirely and take up the name of the AChicago, Kansas & Western,@ as some of its branches are already named, and all new cars are being lettered that way.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

More Hotel Room Wanted.

When Mr. S. C. Smith started to build his new hotel, some of the more cautious expressed a doubt whether this extensive design was not in advance of the wants of the city. The sum of $50,000 expended in erecting and furnishing a hotel in a city of 4,000 inhabitants (our population at that time) was regarded as hazardous, and the financial success of such an enterprise was considered uncertain. But while the massive stone walls have been going up, all these doubts have been removed. Since last fall our population has increased 50 percent, and is growing daily. Travel has increased two-fold, and the number of strangers repairing here seeking business opportunities, the investment of capital, or employment for their hands, far exceeds the capacity of the few hotels and lodging rooms we have to accommodate them. The Leland Hotel is always full and running over; the Monumental Hotel has all its rooms engaged, and a dozen cots are spread every night for persons seeking lodging; A. E. Kirkpatrick, mine host of the Central Avenue Hotel, is crowded and overflowing into the annex supplied by M. W. Sawyer=s large frame building on the east. The European Restaurant, kept by Geo. A. Druitt, furnishes lodging for a dozen men, and turns away double that number. C. L. Kloos, of the Nickel Plate Restaurant, is negotiating with his landlord, J. C. Topliff, for the upper portion of the Houghton block, with a view to furnishing a score of rooms for lodgers; and G. A. Groglode, of the Bradford Restaurant, has his tables crowded at every meal, but is hampered badly in his business through having no rooms for lodgers. This condition of things shows the urgent need of more extended hotel accommodations, and that a profitable business is awaiting the St. James Hotel from the day that its doors shall be opened.


Also, this article showed G. A. Groglode at Bradford...not sure that the name Groglode is correct.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Women=s Relief Corps.

At a meeting of the Women=s Relief Corps of this city on Saturday, the 28th inst., the president, Mrs. Ashton, tendered her resignation in consequence of failing health, which was accepted; and Mrs. J. D. Guthrie elected to the position. Mrs. Ruby was elected vice president.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Sealed Proposals.

Sealed proposals will be received until Saturday, September 4, at 12 o=clock m., for excavating a ditch, 10 feet wide at the bottom, with 2 to 1 slope, extending from the southernmost extremity of the west slough due south to the Arkansas river. Plan and profile can be seen at the office of the city clerk, Arkansas City. The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals.


A. A. DAVIS, Committee.

E. B. WINGATE, City Engineer.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

Excursion in the East.

The excursions to the east over the Santa Fe road from this city have afforded enjoyment to many of our citizens, and the opportunity is again presented of taking a pleasure trip at a cheap rate. Three excursions will be run, the first on Monday next and the last on the 18th, and the tickets will be good till Sept. 30. D. L. Means is the excursion agent, and all information can be obtained by calling at his implement store.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.

From Mr. W. T. Wingate we learn that the work of excavating the canal is proceeding more satisfactorily, now that the ground is in better condition for working. Messrs. Franey & McCrea have thrown up their contract, and H. J. Locnan, who had the upper mile to dig, has undertaken the excavation of the entire length, which is about two and a half miles. At present one-fourth mile of the upper end has been dug, and half a mile at the southern extremity. The ground is of a diffucult nature to handle, being composed of sand, loam, marl, and again quicksand in successive layers. The piers to the head gates are now above water line, being built in solid rock, and will be carried thirteen feet above the foundation, or eight feet above the water line. All possible expedition is being made to complete the work, as the mills are lying idle, and serious loss and inconvenience are incurred in consequence of the delay.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.


Recommendations of Mayor Schiffbauer to the Council.

At a special meeting of the city council, held on Monday evening, Augl 30th, the following communication was read.

To the commission council of Arkansas City, Kansas.

GENTLEMEN: I find, upon examination of the records, that a meeting of the council held July 19th last, Acting Mayor Thompson appointed a committee consisting of Messrs. Wingate, Davis, and Thurston, to investigate and report on the feasibility of draining the slough west of the city. The report of this committee is herewith attached. I further find that on Aug. 2nd the city clerk was ordered to secure the right of way, and that at the same sitting the city engineeer was ordered to advertise for bids to excavate a ditch for draining the slough, said ditch to be ten feet at the bottom with 2 to 1 slope. The bids to be opened and considered in ten days.

Now I submit that this system of draining said slough will entail a heavy expense, and become an onerous burden on the taxpayers of the city.

I also hand you herewith an approximate estimate of the cost of the plan proposed, and also the cost of the tile system of drainage, which will answer every required purpose; and this with an eye single to the health and pecuniary interest of the citizens and taxpayers of the city.

From the committee=s report you will see that Messrs. Hill, Newman, and Sleeth offer to give the right of way free of cost; but from the engineer=s diagram, you will find that the survey runs where the right of way will have to be purchased or condemned.

Why a right of way 100 feet wide and a ditch 10 feet wide at the bottom should be wanted for the purpose stated, I am at a loss to understand, when it is a conceded fact that a six inch drain would carry off all the water accumulating in said slough.

You are, therefore, asked to give this matter your candid and careful consideration, and let your action tend to the advantage of your constituents.

All of which is respectfully submitted.



Cost of right of way: $1,080.00

Cost of excavating: 2,640.00

Cost of fencing: 432.29

Cost of bridge: 500.00

TOTAL: $4,652.29

To this will be added a yearly expense for the maintenance of the bridge and the erection of other bridges as the needs of the city require, and for their maintenance for all time.


2,436 feet of the 10 in. tiling at 20 cents: $487.20

Laying the same at 10 cents: 243.60

TOTAL: $730.80

The right of way for this would be freely given, as there would be no obstruction; no fencing would be required, no bridging would be necessary, and in this item alone a great saving would be secured to the taxpayers.

The matter was debated awhile by the council, and laid over till the next meeting.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 1, 1886.


The A. T. & S. Fe Company will run their excursions to different points east, as far as Indianapolis, Richmond, Plainfield, and Danville, all in Indiana. The round trip tickets vary but a trifle from the ordinary one way fare, and can be purchased of D. L. Means, excursion agent, or at the Santa Fe depot, until the 18th inst.


A rare opportunity for those desiring to travel east. For information inquire of