[From Wednesday, September 8, 1886, through October 27, 1886.]

FREDERICK LOCKLEY, Editor and Proprietor.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 8, 1886.

A late Tucson dispatch says: Captain Lawhon has taken every precauttion to prevent the escape of Geronomo, who is virtually a prisoner now, and will either have to surrender unconditionally to General Miles or be shot. With him a prisoner and the reservation cleared of bloody Apaches, trouble is ended forever in Arizona, which will enter upon a new era of peace, prosperity, and happiness. Thanks to the honesty, energy, and courage of General Miles, who had to fight the Apaches in Arizona and their friends in Washington.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Go to O. P. Houghton=s for clothing.

The cattle and colt show at Winfield was remarkably good.

Texas fever continues among several herds of cattle that have mingled with Arkansas cattle this summer.

J. W. Wehr of Peoria Co., Illinois, was in the city last week seeking a business opening.

The Band of Hope, a juvenile temperance organization in this city, last week donated $37 to aid of the Christian Sabbath School order.

The contract to furnish 250 draft horses to the Pawnees, of an average weight of 900 pounds, was awarded on Thursday to Hamilton & Simms, at $125 a head.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Peter Brogan, for several years salesman with J. H. Sherburne at the Ponca Agency, is now filling a similar position in Lynch=s new clothing store.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

H. C. Nicholson left for Kendallville, Indiana, on Saturday, to recover his lost health. After sufficiently recuperating, he will return accompanied by his wife and children.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The town was visited by a press gang from Winfield Sunday, consisting of J. W. Henthorn, local of the Visitor, D. C. Young, editor of the Telegram, and Jim Jones, a Courier typo.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The Ladies= Aid Society of the Methodist Church will give a supper in the new parsonage and a literary entertainment in the church, this (Wednesday) evening. All are cordially invited.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

A gasoline explosion in the Republican office on Wednesday, caused some commotion, but the flames were promptly extinguished without serious damage being done.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Bert, son of H. O. Meigs, left home on Monday to attend school at Lawrence. On Saturday evening the friends of the young gentleman gave him a surprise party in testimonial of their regard, and a happy time was enjoyed.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Rev. T. W. Williams, of the United Brethren Church, will preach next Sabbath evening in the Y. M. C. A. Rooms in this city. Services begin at 8 o=clock. Future religious services will be held by the same preacher in these rooms every alternate Sabbath morning.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Hank Endicott has been spending a few days in town to renew acquaintances with his many friends. He is now living near Ashland, which he describes as a fine county, but he misses the stir and elan of his former dwelling place.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The condemned government mule which Capt. Price withdrew from sale two weeks ago, on account of there being but one bid of $10, was advertised again and sold last Saturday for $56, to a farmer on the state line.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The galvanized iron cornice has been placed on the new hotel, and workmen are now engaged laying the tin roof. This gives secure covering to the carpenters getting up the interior arrangements, which work will be hurried to completion.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The mayor and council of this city have received an invitation to attend the old soldiers= reunion at Emporia on the 15th inst. Quite a number of our boys in blue, we understand, will attend.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

MARRIED. Now our friend, Byron Wagner, of the Republican, being tired of the lonesomeness of celibacy, has taken unto himself a wife and gone off to enjoy the honeymoon. He is a deserving citizen and worthy of all the bliss this fleeting life affords.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

N. S. Martin (of Burke & Martin) came to town on Saturday, to spend a few days with his family. He reports their cattle herd comfortably pastured on the ranch of the Aurora Cattle Co., and the hands busy putting up buildings for the winter.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The city council held no session on Monday evening, a quorum of the members not being in town. Messrs. Davis, Dean, and Thurston have gone east, and Jacob Hight is out on the Geuda Springs & Caldwell line, building passenger stations. A meeting will be held on Friday, if a quorum can be obtained.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The Caldwell Journal, says the stone and brick buildings in that city have been re-rated by the underwriters and a reduction made of about 15 percent. Now an efficient fire protection has been furnished our city by the new water supply, a similar abatement in the rates of insurance will probably be made here.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

A. H. Reed, a carpenter, fell a distance of 25 feet from the top of one of C. M. Scott=s houses on the ranch, at Otter Creek, last week. He was considerably bruised, but no bones were broken. Mr. Scott took him to his own house and cared for him until he is now up and about.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

We notice in the September number of the Journal of the Military Service an ably written article entitled AMoses and the Exodus,@ by Capt. George F. Price, of the 5th Cavalry, in command of Chilooco, which does credit to the officer. Capt. Price is a valuable correspondent. Across the Continent with the Fifth Cavalry, a book of wide circulation, is one of his appreciated efforts, containing the history of that distinguished regiment.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

While Willis Feagans was loading cattle for a shipper last week, he noticed one of his brother=s steers in the chute and objected to its being loaded. The shipper said let it go, and he would pay for it. Presently he noticed two more of the same brand and objected very forcibly to such proceedings, which came very near resulting in a quarrel. It would be well enough to have an inspector there, as it is hinted that cattle are being shipped that do not belong to the shippers.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

C. G. Furry=s paper, the Geuda Herald, seems to have retired from active life, and it has been succeeded by the Crank, Athe crankiest weekly newspaper in bloody Kansas,@ as the editor describes it, with J. H. Berkey to turn the crank. A great deal of labor has been expended upon this issue, and the editor has succeeded in getting up a comic newspaper, but we question whether his al fresco style will suit the general reader, and we look to see him settle down to routine business. We heartily wish our irrepressible neighbor abundant success.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The Courier is publishing several complimentary notices from its exchanges of Ed. Greer and his renomination for the legislature; but his name doesn=t seem to go down with the people of his district, and politicians are quite confident he won=t get there. Ed. is a bright young man; but, like poor dog Tray, is caught in bad company. The odor of the Millington ring attaches to his garments, and he will have to be put through a course of abstinence and purification before the people will again ask him to enter public service.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

MARRIED. In East Bolton, on Wednesday, September 1st, Alfred W. Wing and Miss Annie M. Arnett.

MARRIED. Married also, at the residence of J. W. Heck, in this city, on Thursday, September 2nd, Byron A. Wagner and Miss Lizzie Gatwood.

MARRIED. Also married, at the residence of the bride=s parents in this city, on Thursday evening, September 2nd, Warner L. Powell and Miss Constance C. Wood.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Mr. John Woods [? LAST NAME OBSCURED] and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkinson, Tuesday, September 7th.

Rev. S. B. Fleming, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated at all the above weddings.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

A. N. Deming, the hotel man of Wichita, was in town on Friday.

The Y. M. C. A. hold their annual election of officers on the 21st inst.

New goods now arriving at O. P. Houghton=s.

D. L. Means and family left on Monday for Goshen, Indiana, to spend several weeks with the old folks at home.

The real estate business has been active as ever during the past week, and the price of all available property is still climbing up.

W. E. Gooch has been under the weather the past few days, but has now recovered and is at his post again.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The standpipe is now 120 feet high. Another course of plates has to be fastened on, and the addition of the cornice will complete the structure.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Newman & Co., are receiving one of the largest stocks of fall and winter dry goods ever placed on sale in this city, to which your attention is invited.

BIG AD. NEW CLOTHING. A. A. NEWMAN & CO., are now placing in stock one of the most complete assortments of Men=s, Youths=, and Boys= CLOTHING Ever Brought to the City, -and our- Prices are Always the Lowest. Don=t purchase until you have seen our line.

Yours Respectfully, A. A. NEWMAN & CO.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Mrs. T. M. Finney has been seriously ill the past few days, but is now recovering. Mr. Finney has charge of the post office book store today.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

At a meeting of the school board on Monday, Yale desks were ordered for the second ward schoolhouse. It is thought this building will be ready for occupation about Oct. 15th.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Geo. M. Gray, assignee of Hemphill & Wey, who has been spending the summer here with his family, has been suffering badly with malaria. Mrs. Gray is also suffering from the same disease.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

W. P. Wolfe, having sold out his stock of furniture, is now fitting up his store for a restaurant. R. Hubbard is associated with him, and their well served tables will become a popular resort for the hungry.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The popular drug store of Steinberger & Coombs was dissolved Monday by Lute Coombs retiring. Dr. Morris has associated himself with S. F. Steinberger, and now the style and title of the house is Steinberger & Morrris. Long may they wave.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The Moore road grader was on trial in the third ward yesterday, under the direction of Capt. Thompson, appointed street commissioner pro tem. With three teams to propel it, the road grader did effective work, and it was considered a useful implement for the city to purchase.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Julius Behrend has not got entirely over his severe throw by that bucking cayuse. He complains of sleeplessness from the stock communicated to his nervous system, and his sight is still affected. He shows wonderful fortitude in sticking to business in so unfit a condition.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

The partition of [APPEARS TRAVELER LEFT OUT A WORD] and Spring Creek and Cedar Townships into three, by slicing the east portion of the first named and the west portion of the other, came up before the county commissioners on Monday. The jerrymander was asked by ninety petitioners, which list was cut down to 70 by the erasure of unauthorized signers, and the names of 280 remonstrants were presented. The partition was ordered. Commissioner Guthrie signed the paper under protest.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Attention Comrades! Members of Arkansas City Post, No. 158,

G. A. R., are requested to attend the post meeting on Saturday next (the 11th) as business of importance will be brought up. By command of P. A. LORRY, Post Commander;

THOS B. TINSLEY, Acting Adjutant.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.


Fatal Railroad Accident.

Junction City, Kansas, September 6, 1886.

Yesterday a passenger train on the Fort Kearney branch of the Union Pacific jumped the track between Alida and Milford. Hon. Wirt W. Walton, of Clay Center, was on the engine with Engineer Mullis and Fireman Fries. The engine landed on its side. Mr. Walton was thrown out of the left side window and severely scalded. No other person hurt. Mr. Walton died at 6 p.m.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

G. A. R. Register.

G. W. Miller, quartermaster for the Arkansas City post of war veterans, has opened a register, in which he desires to enter the name of every old soldier who lives in the county whether a member of this post or not, and also the names of visiting comrades. Quite frequently inquiries are made after some soldier supposed to live in this locality, and a satisfactory answer cannot always be returned from the want of just such a record. It will be interesting too, in future years when comrades have passed away, by death or removal, to have their autographs as a memento of former friendships, and as an admonition that we, also, are journeying to that undiscovered bourse.

At the request of Comrade Miller, we urge old soldiers to visit his store and inscribe their names.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Cowley County Fair.

This is the fifth and last day of the Cowley County Fair. It closes with a great record, having achieved a success unparalleled in the history of county fairs in Kansas. Every day has witnessed big things and none were disappointed. In fact, the exhibits, the speed ring events, and the entire fair surprised even the Aoldest inhabitant,@ who is a hard man to convince. The officers of the fair association, from beginning to end, have made things work as smoothly and successfully as could possibly be anticipated or desired. The receipts up to today were more than sufficient to pay every dollar of premiums awarded and the big crowd of today will put a good sum in the association=s treasury for a sinking fund, improvements, etc. The universal satisfaction shown by all patrons and exhibitors is gratifying--proves the experience and liberality, yet straightforward business, of the fair management. Courier, of Friday.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

M. E. Church Festival.

The following is the program of the literary and musical exercises in the Methodist Church this evening.


Bessie Grady, Nellie Gibbey, R. W. Campbell, Miss E. Hendricks, Joe Kreamer, Kittie Baugh, G. W. Ginder, Lorena Randall, Mary Kreamer, Estella Hendricks, Mrs. Barron, L. F. Abernethy, Mrs. Hendricks, Flora Kreamer, Vina Pickering, Prof. Morse.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

A Cowhiding Fracas.

A lively excitement was raised in Summit Street on Sunday morning by a cowhiding fracas. The principals in this disgraceful affair were a waitress in Beard=s Restaurant, named Gussie Seine, a confederate in the flagellating business named Durham, who held up the victim with his revolver, and the floggee, named M. V. Jones, a former partner in the restaurant, who had been telling naughty stories about the fair Augusta. The slanders retailed by Jones, coming to the girl=s ear, she determined to administer punishment, and an opportunity being affored on the Sabbath morn, she sallied out, and astonished her defamer by assailing him vigorously over the head and face with her rawhide. He was terrorized into mute acquiesence by the sight of the revolver pointed at his head by Durham. When a number of blows had been laid on, the crowd that had gathered around interfered, and the parties were separated, Jones= countenance showing signs of punishment. Durham, who filled the most objectionable part in this drama, escaped arrest by fleeing to the territory, but Marshal Gray took possession of his personal effects, and will hold them until he pays the penalty of his offense. Jones and the girl were fined: the former $2.50; the latter $10, with costs.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Completed to Caldwell.

E. B. Wingate, engineer to the Geuda Springs & Caldwell railroad, returned to the city on Sunday, having superintended the construction of the road to Caldwell. The title allowed in the charter for the laying of the track to that city expired on Wednesday last and bad weather and delay in the arrival of material threw the tracklayers in arrears with their work; but the last few days were put to good avail, heavy gangs of men throwing out the iron band as fast as it could be extended, and night shifts with three locomotives carrying the rail and other material forward as fast as they could be handled. On Monday last, 2-1/4 miles was laid, the looker-on having to keep moving along to keep abreast with the workmen. This left but one and a half miles to lay, which was easily accomplished the following day and Caldwell was reached with one day to spare. A lively demonstration was made by the citizens at the completion of another railroad connection, and the Journal came out two days later, jubilating over the event in ecstatic vein. The work of ballasting and adjusting is still going on, and when finished the track, for smoothness and solidity, will be equal to any in the state. Three trains run over the road daily, and it starts out with a fair business.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Choice Novelties. O. J. Dougherty is receiving a heavy line of choice novelties, consisting of plush toilet cases, perfume sets, ladies= work boxes, jewel cases, wiskbroom holders, and a full line of druggists= sundries. His show cases contain a tempting display of these choice and elegant goods, and ladies are invited to examine his extensive assortment.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.


Cost of Living and Earnings of the Wage Workers of Arkansas City.

ED. TRAVELER: I wish to call public attention to some facts in connection with the earnings of the laboring people who live in towns and cities; if any change can be made to better their condition, it is the duty of all to assist in bringing it about since under our popular form of government each community is held responsible for the acts of its members. Let us consider, first, that out of the 365 days in a year, there are 52 wherein the laboring man is prohibited by law from working. Of the remaining 313 days, the number spent in actual labor will be reduced, from various causes, such as bad weather, waiting for material, etc., to 234 days, which at $1.50 per day, gives the laborer an annual income of $351. Now suppose his family to consist of five persons (the average number of a family according to statistics), his expenditure will be about as follows.

For rent ................. $ 96.00

Fuel ..................... 52.00

Meat (20 cents per day) .. 73.00

Flour (5 cents per day) .. 18.25

Sugar and coffee ......... 18.25

Tea ...................... 5.00

Lard ..................... 10.00

Soap, starch, etc. ....... 12.00

Butter (30 cents per week) 15.60

Potatoes (25 cts. pr. wk.) 13.00

Eggs (10 cents per week) . 5.20

Vegetables ............... 10.00

Pepper, Salt, soda, etc. . 5.00

1 suit men=s clothes ..... 12.00

1 suit men=s clothes ..... 5.00

1 pair of boots .......... 3.50

1 pair of shoes .......... 2.50

Shoes for wife & children 10.00

Household linen, bedding . 15.00

Clothes, wife & children . 20.00

Lamps, oil, matches, etc. 3.00

TOTAL ABOVE: $404.30

INCOME: 351.00


We see from the foregoing table that the average wage worker runs behind $53.30 a year, when he has good luck; no doctor=s bills to pay, no bad debts to collect, no broken furniture to repair or dishes to replace, no papers or books to read, no lectures, picnics or fairs to attend, no fruits from foreign climes to enjoy; they are for the privileged few, yet man=s taste is not so sensitive and refined as the rich man=s. The wage workers sing, AOh, what shall the harvest be?@ and centralized wealth, speaking through a corrupt congress, says, BONDAGE.

Yes, bondage far worse than that of the negro fifty years ago, for he had no responsibility--morally, physically, or financially. If the colored laborer came out $53.30 in debt at the end of the year, his master was responsible and not he.

Mr. Hazzard, a representative of the London bankers, came to America in 1863 to dictate to congress, and said that in order to enslave the laboring people effectively, the masters must be released from all care or responsibility, and have control of the currency. Will the good Christians of our city help to improve the condition of our laboring people, and fight their pathway to the glory of God?


Arkansas City, Kansas, September 6, 1886.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Oklahoma in Public Domain.

The United States commission to adjust the claims of the Indians for the right of way of the Southern Kansas Railroad through their lands, returned to the city Saturday, and after taking dinner, went on to Kiowa. The compensation allowed in the act of congress not being satisfactory to the Poncas, the Otoes, and the Cherokees, their statement of damage has been received and equitable terms will be offered these tribes. The award of the commission being approved by the secretary of the interior, no appeal can be made, and the route will be confirmed for the use of the railroad. Hon. W. H. Dyer, in conversation with some of our citizens, said his party traveled southward as far as Oklahoma; but having reached the coveted land, there was no need to proceed further, as there was no one to set up a claim and no damages to allow. They took a drive into that terra inhibita and then returned, their duties in the territory having been performed.

This statement of the case is suggestive. Here is a tract of land several million acres in extent, lying in the heart of the territory, to which the red man sets up no claim, and which is under the jurisdiction of the United States government. A railroad company surveys a route through that country, traversing its entire breadth from north to south, and Secretary Lamar, as executive of the government, approves it. The only inference to be drawn from this is that the whole tract is public domain, and subject to settlement by the populace as soon as the president shall proclaim it open to entry. Hundreds of families have already gone and other hundreds are on the way thither. The railway company favor this movement, because it furnishes them abundance of labor for laying their track, and because the establishment of townsites will provide business for their road.

It is clearly the policy of the administration to open that region because it will provide homes to thousands of industrious settlers now landless, and it will have a most favorable effect on the popular mind as a friendly and judicious act in the interest of the working class. We do not understand there is any intention to crowd out or defraud the dusky possessors of the soil. Every responsible man is willing that enough shall be allotted the Indians to supply them with the means of living. The surplus is all that is asked for, and the time has certainly arrived when this should be put to proper use.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.


MARRIAGES. The metaphorical marriage bells have sent their musical peal four times in the air during the past week. Among the happy couples connubially bound together for the voyage through life, our columns mention the names of Warner L. Powell and Miss Constance C. Woodin. The bridegroom is a young man of superior merit, modest and unassuming, diligent in business, and uprright in dealing. The fair bride is endued with all the charms of womanhood, having the advantage of an excellent home training and with the enduring qualities to make home happy. This estimable couple start out in life under favorable auspices, and the TRAVELER joins its hopes with those of their many friends that the promise of future happiness may be amply fulfilled.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Bargains in Furniture.

Having bought out the furniture stock of W. P. Wolfe, and thus filled up my store to its full capacity, I now offer bargains for thirty days in order to reduce my stock to make room for a heavy invoice of fall goods. Come and select from a full line of household goods, and avail yourselves of an opportunity to secure bargains.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

Who is L. P. King?

EDITOR TRAVELER: I was in your city not long since, when the question was asked, who is L. P. King? Our county is growing so rapidly in wealth and population, and local interests absorb so much attention, that the question, by those who have recently come among us, who is the man that is put forward to represent our district in the state legislature, and what is his character? is one that deserves a truthful answer. There are others who, perhaps, could better reply to this than I, but I am not sure it will be done, and so with your indulgence, I will tell as nearly as I can what I know of the Hon.

L. P. King.

I have been acquainted with Mr. King for eight years--five years a neighbor--and hence will be presumed to know something.

Mr. King is a native of Illinois; is 36 years old; came to Kansas, with his parents, in 1854, received his education in the common schools of Kansas, and is of course identified with her growth and prosperity.

Mr. King=s father went out in the Eighth Kansas volunteers at his country=s call and was killed in 1863. The boy, Louis, was too young to take his father=s place, which he would gladly have done, but he did the next best thing, sought and obtained a place as clerk in the quartermaster department, and served nearly two years.

L. P. King came to Cowley County in 1871 and has lived here since, teaching school winters and farming during summer. He has met with a fair measure of success, and while he is not rich, he is in comfortable circumstances, and is not a seller of place because of failure in everything else. He is an earnest Republican, a strictly honest and conscientious man, and we who know him best believe him incorruptible as to legislative jobbery.

He was elected two years ago to the legislature from this district, served his constitutents faithfully and now the Republicans of Beaver Township are going to ask the Republicans of the district to compliment Mr. King for his faithfulness in the past by returning him as our representative this fall. We think this should be done for the best interests of the district, as well as an act of justice, and in recognition of the faithful service of an honest public servant.

I could say much more in Mr. King=s favor; but abstain, lest I be charged with writing a eulogy. H. W. MASON, M. D.

Tannehill, Sept. 4, 1886.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

CALDWELL JOURNAL: In finishing up the well on Saturday at the pump house, the diggers struck a regular underground river. The water rushed through the well in a style that indicates an inexhaustible supply of water of the purest and best quality.

WELLINGTON PRESS: Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Andrews are the recipients of a beautiful cake with the compliments of Prairie Center Sunday School. Mr. Andrews and wife furnished the equipment which enabled the marshal of the day to appear in such gorgeous array at the Sunday School celebration on the 19th.

CALDWELL JOURNAL: The beef market is quite shaky this week at Kansas City and Chicago. A big run of graisers on top of an unprecedented run of natives knocked the bottom out of it for a time. It will recover before long if the boys will be a little careful of their shipments.

On the Winfield fair ground, on Thursday, a couple of sharpers laid out to bag the gate money. Their plan coming to the knowledge of the ticket seller, he made arrangements to receive them, but they did not make their raid.

WELLINGTON PRESS: Two thousand four hundred bottles of beer--for medical purposes only--were shipped from this city to Caldwell yesterday. The Press did not learn which drug store furnished the medicine.

BELLE PLAINE NEWS: The Ninnescah bridge will not be completely finished as it is intended to make it, for some time; but it will be in condition to use before September 17. Regular trains will be run and every facility will be given to shippers.

WINFIELD COURIER: Lafe Merritt, of the Transporter, Darlington, Indian Territory, says there has been no rain in the Oklahoma district since April, and that the range grass is burned off.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.



If you want bargains, call and see our list of FARM AND CITY PROPERTY. Pay Taxes, Collect Rents, and All Classes of Claims. Furnish Abstracts.

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Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 15, 1886.


This morning the Beacon received a pleasant call from Mr. E. H. Nugent and Mr. J. S. Anderson, who have just arrived in the city from the Indian territory, and who give the following interesting account of railway matters in the territory--especially regarding the right of way of the Santa Fe through the same:

The government commissioners who were sent from Washington to condemn the land for the right of way through the territory, with instructions to appraise the lands through the Cherokee strip, the Ponca and Otoe reservations, have completed their work.

Mr. Nugent also states that they were ordered by Secretary Lamar not to appraise the Oklahoma lands because that was already government land. This is the statement made by Commissioner Dyer at Arkansas City last week, and it certainly should settle the matter as to who owns the much talked of Oklahoma lands.

Our informant also stated that there are now between five and six thousand persons in Oklahoma engaged in working on the Santa Fe railroad, that company having let contracts for about 125 miles south of Arkansas City.

In conversation with one of the railroad officials, he stated that the bridge at Arkansas City, over the Arkansas River, would be completed in about twelve days, and then they expected to lay not less than two miles of track per day through the territory.

It is also reported that the bridge over Red River, in Texas, has been completed, and that a large gang of laborers are at work coming north as fast as possible, to connect with the gang working south.

Wichita Beacon, September 9, 1886.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 15, 1886.


Newspaper Talk About the Profits of Cattle Raising.

The cattle interests of the west have suffered much within the past eight months from abnormal climatic developments, but more deadly enemies are now rising up to deal them the most stunning blows. These enemies are chiefly members of foreign stock companies formed to make large profits in cattle raising in America. Many people who have thus invested their money have undoubtedly been unblushingly swindled, and others have fared almost as badly through heavy losses last winter from the excessively cold weather, or the drought of the past summer has prevented them from marketing their stock at a profit. Such results the current year have induced numerous stockholders in Great Britain to conclude that the profits to be made in cattle in America ten years ago have gradually shrunken until they have become scarcely discernible to the average business optic. With the true British idea of complaining about everything that touches the pocket book in a depleting way, our Engoish cousins are saying a good many hard things about us, and the steady decadence of one of our most thriving and splendid industries. The common assertion is that the dividends paid by the ABritish-American cattle companies@ have slowly decreased from a good round figure to nothing at all, while a corresponding reduction in the prices for which beeves can be sold has been noted. The conclusion has been arrived at, therefore, that sharp competition is responsible, and that the business is very much overdone.

So much for the men who feel themselves defrauded. Now the question to be answered is, why have so many British and American stock raising companies failed? Market quotations go to show that ripe beeves sell for about as much today as when our British friends claim satisfactory profits were to be made, and transportation, wages, and provisions are materially cheaper now than then. Surely there must be something rotten in the business management of the great corporations.

The men who originally collected the great herds of range cattle in the west were raised almost with the stock themselves. They were as much experts as professional men, bankers, or merchants. They amassed handsome fortunes in the business and others like them are doing the same still. It is not difficult to appreciate the temptations presented to a manager of one of these companies to make a favorable showing to clamorous stockholders at the future expense of his herd. The finest bullocks are often sold when most needed, and immature stock sent to market in order to swell receipts on paper for the satisfaction of the real owners of the cattle living at a distance of two to five thousand miles from their property and practically unacquainted with its proper management.

The Northwestern Live Stock Journal then sensibly remarks:

It is the paper management of some of these companies which produces these losses, or apparent losses, for what appears sometimes to be a loss is simply a deficit brought about through fraud and ignorance. In the marshaled figures showing an imposing column of magnificent herds, we come at once on the trail of the paper management, and this ruinous trail from this step on runs right through the whole business. Many of these magnificent herds with their hundreds of thousands of head, to speak plainly, never existed except on annual reports to stockholders. They never pawed the ground anywhere. It has been the custom of raw, inexperienced managers or agents sent out by distant companies to buy their herds, not by actual count on the ground, but by book account, taking the book figures of some owner. These figures, recollect, do not even profess to represent an actual count or call like the returns of an adjutant in the army. They are only calculations of what the owner ought to have, based on the size of the herd the previous year. Everyone in the range country knows how shamefully some of the great foreign companies have been imposed on in this respect--even sometimes to buying less than 50 percent of their supposed herd.

But the great error is in having a manager who would make such a blunder. This is the rock on which most of the unfortunate cattle corporations founder. Put the best foreman of a herd there is in Wyoming in a wall street bank or a railway office in charge, and where would the business be in a month?

In thus referring to the management of cattle companies, the writer does not seek to infer that investments in range cattle have been unprofitable as a rule. The general result has been quite the reverse, and it is doubtless a fact that today no other class of investments give better returns than do those in the cattle business, always provided, of course, that they are properly managed. As a rule, too, cattle companies are being well and honestly managed, but unfortunately there have been a number of exceptions.

The ratio of increase in population exceeds the increase in cattle, and new markets are constantly being opened to American stockmen, and available ranges and suitable water privileges are not so abundant as they have been, and bad years are likely to afflict the business in the future just as other corresponding interests are injured; but until stronger evidence of decay is offered than has come to light thus far, the investing public will probably reach a like conclusion with that of a recent contributor to the New York Financial Chronicle. He says:

My own experience corresponds with the balances from my books, namely, that the cattle business of today, honestly planted and skillfully managed, is a few pounds better than it ever was.

Chicago Inter-Ocean.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 15, 1886.


We give on our first page an article by an able Chicago editor, on the present condition of the cattle raising interest. Without going so far away for testimony, a person can any day encounter on our main street a score of men who are ready to give their impressions of this industry with recent experiences in the markets and depleted pockets to guide their judgment.

Said Col. Neff the other day, whose correct judgment will not be questioned, AAny man in Kansas, Texas, or the Indian Territory, who put his money into cattle a few years ago and can now show 25 percent of his investment, is exceptionally well off;@ yet our Chicago editor and the authorities he quotes, make the positive assertion that Atoday no other class of investments give better returns than do those in the cattle business@ and also that Athe cattle business of today, honestly planted and skillfully managed, is a few points better than it ever was.@

A good deal depends upon who is the party getting squeezed. In the northwestern region, also taking in Colorado and Montana, cattle raisers find their profits of earlier years dwindled away; and those of more recent experience who have realized no profits, are alarmed at the rapid disappearance of all the money they have embarked in the business. A great share of the losses sustained by the cattle owners of Kansas, western Texas, and the Indian Territory, is largely due to the blundering statesmanship of President Cleveland in ordering the large herds off the Cheyenne and Arapahoe reservation, and his hostile attitude toward the grass leasers in other parts of the territory. By the above enforced exodus, tens of thousands of cattle were deprived of pasture, the owners being compelled to drive them to market, thus demoralizing prices and creating a panic among other owners which has not yet fully abated.

In addition, there has been drouth in Texas, by which many ranges have been depleted, and in Montana, which territory has hitherto been the cattle raiser=s heaven, the pasture is so insufficient that the herds are being driven into the British dominion to find feed to sustain them through the winter.

What sense is there in any writer declaring investments in this interest profitable at the present time, when every owner who carries a few car loads to market comes home with the impression that he has been among thieves? He went for wool and comes back shorn. Prices down to the bottom as it was supposed, and when the shipment is put up for sale, they reach still a lower deep.

Another confusing cause has come forward as a factor for the past few years. The cattle on the ranch cannot endure the winter. The calculation, until this experience asserted itself, was that a crop of calves every year would nearly double the herd, and this increase repeated for a few years would return abounding profits. But the cattle, it is found, have a perverse habit of dying during the inclement season; and the spring round up, instead of showing the cows that looked so sleek and thrifty the preceding fall, with calves by their side, presents a herd alarmingly shrunk in size and number, and the she cattle that were to build up their owner=s fortune, stretched grim and gaunt on the lately frozen plain. With this lesson taught them in natural history, cattlemen hasten to purge their ranges of all quadrupeds of the female persuasion, and are reduced to the thriftless and barren occupation of buying young steers, holding them for two or three years--or the portion that survives the exigencies of the seasons--and eventually taking them to market, in the trust that their enhanced value will reimburse the heavy outlay their support has entailed.

There can be no profit in this left-handed way of conducting the business, and it is no cause for surprise that all writers on the subject tell us of an impending change. If no cows are to be kept on the ranches, how is the supply of beef for 60,000,000 people to be kept up? How is our grazing region to maintain its natural increase? The answer is, a resort must be had to stock farming. These enclosed stretches of country must be broken up into smaller parcels, and what portion of them is arable must be devoted to grain raising and the rest given over to grazing smaller bunches of cattle. Houses must be provided for their shelter during the worst weather, and enough hay and corn laid away to keep them in fair condition. With this care for their preservation, cows can be wintered as safely as steers, and the expense being enhanced, improved stock will be a necessity. This is figured up as the future of the cattle business. No loss of life from exposure, a natural increase in the herds, and animals of such superior weight and quality that their value in the market will more than return the outlay expended in their production. This is an adaptation of method to conditions, and when the revolution shall be fairly affected, we may look to see the cattle business yield as good returns as other classes of investments. But under the present method, the business does not pay, and the writer who says it does, only asserts his disingenuousness or betrays his ignorance.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 15, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

CALDWELL JOURNAL: There is not much likelihood of range cattle going any lower than they can be produced profitably in any range country. Farmers could not stand the preset market prices for beef cattle a week without coming out a total financial ruin.

E. B. Wingate is the architect for the McLean-Leibler-Reilly block. He has not as yet consummated his plans, but is working on them and by next week we will be able to give the Journal readers a full description of this block.

INDEPENDENCE STAR AND KANSAN: The stockmen along the line who recently recovered their stock from one of the sheriffs of the Cherokee nation in which the herds had been taken up for trespassing are again allowing their cattle to stray over into the promised land below. What will be the outcome of the conflict remains to be seen, but it will be an extremely frigid day when our border ranchmen get left.

SOUTH HAVEN NEW ERA: Mrs. C. W. Coombs was taken suddenly, last Tuesday, with a congestive chill, and being alone with her little baby, she started to call help; but on getting into the yard her strength gave way and she sank to the ground insensible. Mrs. Olinger, seeing her fall, at once went to her aid and sent for a physician; and although every possible means was used to restore the heart=s action, it was some time before any perceptible change was effected.

COFFEYVILLE JOURNAL: The dwelling of Mr. A. H. Hollingsworth, in the northeast part of this city, was struck by lightning on Friday evening. The fluid ran down the chimney and tore off the facings of a door and window. Mrs. Hollingsworth was slightly stunned by the shock.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 15, 1886.

AD. GO TO STEINBERGER & MORRIS and buy your Drugs, Medicines, Notions, Cigars. CENTRAL BLOCK, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

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

Baltimore oysters received fresh every day at Rosenberg=s.

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.

Land, Loan, and Insurance. Messrs. Oldham & Bittle come to the front in this issue with an announcement of their land, loan, and insurance office, in the Bittle block. Both of these gentlement are well known to our community, and are well fitted for the business in which they are engaged. Mr. Oldham has had many years= experience in abstracting and conveyancing, has good business judgment, and for office work or rustling on the outside is thoroughly equipped. Mr. Bittle is also a young man of good business qualities, of the strictest integrity, and having control of large property interests. This new firm starts out with flattering prospects and we predict for them a gratifying success.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Notice. Having purchased the stock of books, Stationery, etc., of the late firm of W. S. Thompson & Co., I shall continue at the old stand, and shall endeavor to merit the patronage of all old and new customers. My stock of school books and school supplies, miscellaneous, juvenile, and holiday books and novelties, will be complete. I shall also carry a line of art goods and artists= materials, pastel, oil, and water color, painting and picture frames. I shall continue to carry the latest periodicals; also Lovell=s and Seaside Library, and receive subscriptions for all the monthly, daily, and weekly newspapers. Respectfully,


Arkansas City, Sept. 14th.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Miss Frances, daughter of Col. Newland, is suffering from typho-malaria.

Real estate transactions are as active as ever, and prices are still climbing the ascending scale.

The Where Next Club will meet this evening at the house of Mr. and Mrs. John Landes.

R. B. Arrmstrong, publisher of the Wyandotte Gazette, was in town on Monday, and made the TRAVELER a pleasant call.

John Landes left on the excursion yesterday too visit his friends in Kentucky. He will be away two weeks.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

J. H. Berkey, the rustling editor of the Geuda Crank, was in town yesterday and favored the TRAVELER with a call.

Mrs. J. E. Beavers, living on the east side of the Walnut has been seriously ill with gastritis, but is now convalescing.

Dr. Dent, of Otoe, spent a few days in town last week. His son, Harry, a thorough druggist, is prescriptionist with O. J. Dougherty.

Miss Howard, missionary with the Ponca Indians, returned to that agency yesterday, after spending a few days in the city, the guest of Mrs. J. H. Sherburne.

The supper and literary festival given by the Methodist ladies on Wednesday evening were well patronized and both feasts were greatly enjoyed.

Miss Danks and a younger brother arrived in the city last week from Cincinnati, on a visit to the Danks family. Their sojourn will last several weeks.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

On Thursday Kroenert & Austin sold a car load of goods to W. Garland, a contractor on the Santa Fe road, now building through the territory. The shipment weighed 22,800 lbs.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

The Chilocco Indian school opened on the 1st inst., with about 125 scholars in attendance. The school is designed for 200 pupils, but more are expected to come in during the term.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Some of our city councilmen again attempted to meet on Friday evening, but it was found that only three of our city fathers were in town, so the meeting was again postponed.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

W. B. Hall is here from Iowa, to purchase thirty or more Indian ponies, for which he offers to pay cash. Those wishing to see the gentleman can find him at Hilliard & Keeler=s stable on Friday and Saturday next.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Will D. Mowry writes to his partner, C. C. Sollitt, that his health has not much improved from the refreshing sea breezes, but the condition of Mrs. Mowry has somewhat improved.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

On Monday Jerome Steele sold his home and two lots, on North Summit Street, to H. O. Meigs for $4,000. Kroenert & Austin have also disposed of their store building to Mrs. Beck, of Kansas City. Consideration, $9,000.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

W. L. Bigelow, a former resident of Geuda, stepped into our sanctum for a chat on Monday. He says the town improvement company has bought him out, and he is now looking around for a location.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Lloyd and Robert Ruby, on Wednesday last, entered the Methodist College, in Winfield, for the first year=s course. We understand the college is filled with students and the faculty will have to be increased.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

J. R. Sumter, from Tannehill, was in town a few days ago, showing a fine sample of his potato crop. He figures up a good price for this succulent through the winter, as the drouth cut the supply short in this section, and in Iowa and Illinois the yield will be still lighter.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

J. R. Lewis, an old subscriber from Creswell Township, looked into our sanctum last week to give his opinion of listed corn. He has tried it wet seasons and dry, he says, and under both conditions came out behind. He proposes to return to the old method of planting.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

R. J. Maxwell, a son of our noted nurseryman, S. E. Maxwell, formerly a druggist in this city, but now living in Wichita, being a victim of malaria, came to his parents= home to recuperate. He is now recovering, and feels fit to return to Wichita to resume business.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

The Private Secretary, by the Union Square company, will be presented in the opera house in this city, on the 27th inst. The engagement will last till Oct. 2nd. This company is meeting with gratifying success in all its engagements, and the press is unstinted in its praise.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

J. A. Smalley, who recently spent a year in Florida, favored us with a call on Monday. The Land of Flowers is growing, he says, under the impulse of foreign capital and northern enterprise; but he finds Kansas the place for substantial progress, and on this line he proposes to fight it out.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Josiah Johnson, who raised short horns on his ranch just east of Maple City, made a fine display of stock at the Cowley County Fair, and was awarded a number of prizes. He was in town last week and expressed unmeasured surprise at the growth and activity that met his gaze.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Reece Sunflower. Everything is moving along all right all along the line of the Pan Handle. The route of the road has been slightly changed through Butler and Cowley Counties, and the people all along the new line are enthusiastic for the road and are up and working with all their might. There is no such word as fail with the men having the management of affairs, and the road will surely be built--if not on one line, on another.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride=s parents, in this city, on Sunday evening, the 12th inst., by Rev. J. G. Campbell, Chas. S. Chapel and Miss Minnie Stewart. Here is another of our bright youth joined the order of the Benedicts. Charles has been commended in these columns before for his excellent social qualities and good business ability, and now he has settled down to the sober realities of life, we have great hopes of his future. The fair bride is a lady of superior worth and amiability, and the TRAVELER wishes this deserving pair lasting happiness.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Home made candies of the best quality and always fresh at Rothenhoefer=s. [LAST TIME IT WAS ROTHENHOFER=S.]


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Mrs. C. G. Alexander left on Saturday to pay a visit to her friends in St. Louis, with whom she will sojourn two or three weeks.

A boy while riding his pony along North Summit yesterday, received a painful kick on the leg from a stray horse, which let fly as he was passing.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

The furniture store of Wright & Stanford was closed yesterday, in order to take an inventory of their stock, the business having been sold to F. B. Taggart of Augusta.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

B. Davidson, the dry goods merchant, who has rented the Topliff store, arrived in town on Monday evening, and will open out as soon as his stock of goods arrives.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Horatio Waldo, of Sherman, Texas, father to Frank Waldo and Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin, is on a visit to the city, and is charmed with the activity that surrounds him.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

D. S. Fisher, an examiner from the department of justice, was in town last week, and subjected Commissioner Bonsall=s records to scrutiny. Everything was O. K., and the judge received a warm commendation for his care and precision.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Prof. Moore, who is teaching a juvenile class in this city in music, will give a concert in the M. E. Church on Friday evening. The best amateur talent in the city is enlisted in the enterprise, and a very acceptable musical entertainment may be expected.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

William Butterfield, a successful orchadist, living on Grouse Creek, brought into the TRAVELER office yesterday, a choice lot of golden russets. They have attained the full Kansas proportions, and are fit to take the blue ribbon in any pomological display.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

A painter, named Albert Burke, working in the service of the Johnson Loan and Trust Co.=s building yesterday, received severe injuries on his hands by the coping to which his chair was fastened giving way. He held on to the rope, but received injuries to the palms in his rapid descent.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

The cracker factory started up on Monday to test the oven and other machinery and worked up six barrels of flour into soda and oyster crackers in fine style. Everything worked to perfection, and this test of the mechanical equipment was a complete success. The crackers were delivered to our city grocers, and are much approved for their fine quality.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

That jerrymandering exploit of the county commissioners in carving up some of the eastern townships and creating new ones, on the petition of a few score residents, has been generally condemned by the county press. At a meeting of the board, on the 6th inst., a petition bearing ninety signatures of taxpayers in Spring Creek and Cedar was presented, asking that a slice be carved off the east side of Spring Creek and another slice off the west side of Cedar, these two fragments to be formed into a new township. The cause assigned for this action was that the townships with their present boundaries contained too much territory, Spring Creek being nine miles long, and Cedar having the same length, with a breadth of ten miles. A remonstrance against the proposed partition, bearing nearly 300 signatures, was also presented. This placed two of the commissioners in an awkward fix, as their desire was to please their Winfield friends, and Bill Hackney, in the interests of that city, was the prime mover of this jerrymandering scheme. But the interest of Winfield predominates in that board, and the partition was ordered in spite of the remonstrance. At another meeting of the board on Monday last, the submission of the proposition to vote bonds in Omnia Township for the Pan Handle railroad was ordered, and also the resubmission of a similar proposition in Sheridan Township, where it failed on the last election. The day of election was set for October 19.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

The Water Supply.

The new water supply is likely to be turned on in a day or two. The standpipe is finished; except the cap and some ornamental work at the top, but the connection with the pipe from the pump house and with the street main is not yet made. At the engine house, workmen are busy fitting up the interior, it being Mr. Quigley=s intention to put on an extra finish inside and out, and ornament the grounds in the most tasteful manner. A ditch is being dug from Speer=s spring to conduct the outflow to the well under the pump house, so as to secure an ample supply of water to meet the most pressing exigency. The pumps have been set working, and their movement is entirely satisfactory. When the standpipe is filled and all the preparation completed for turning the water into the mains, a test of their soundness will be made by putting on an extra pressure. This will discover any flaw that may exist in the pipes or their couplings, and these being repaired, the water service may then be considered as in effective working order.

There is no question but the Inter-State Gas company have done their work in a thorough and creditable manner, and the usefulness of their outlay will come home to all our citizens.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Our Winfield Neighbors Restirring Themselves.

The Winfield Visitor tells of an active effort being made by home capitalists to build up the city and infuse some life into business. The first move made in this direction was the purchase last week of the Mendenhall property, on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Millington Street, for $15,000. The gentlemen composing the syndicate who made the purchase are: W. P. Hackney, A. J. Thompson, John A. Eaton, H. D. Gans, J. B. Nipp, M. L. Robinson, J. L. Horning, James B. Mabury,

W. L. Hands, P. H. Albright, M. L. Reed, T. H. Soward, Curns & Manser, and J. L. M. Hill. They buy the lots, we are assured, with the intention of erecting a large stone building thereon. There is also talk of another syndicate being formed to make another purchase of real estate on West Ninth Avenue, where another stone block is to be erected. Some more loose talk is thrown in of Messrs. Ferguson, Hackney, Albright, Fuller, and Smith making arrangements to build on their lots on Ninth Avenue, and Mr. James Fahey agrees, if the last named work is done, to carry up the post office building so as to make it correspond with the Farmers= bank and the Short block. We are glad to learn that our Winfield neighbors are waking up to the necessity of the times, but they have aroused themselves so late in the season that we do not expect to see much stone and mortar laid before bad weather sets in. It is well to make a stir, however, and encourage the townspeople with great things to be accomplished, though the consummation is never arrived at. It will never do to give up best.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.


Sufferings of a Disabled Soldier Who is Refused a Pension.

The Republican, on misinformation last week, reported that John Senthouse, a disabled veteran of the late war, and a very deserving citizen, left the city on Friday last to become an inmate of the Soldiers= Home, at Leavenworth. The veteran is still in our midst seeking admission to the home, being friendless and unable to support himself, but his application has not yet been acted upon. It will be asked, why does he not receive a pension, so many million dollars of the public money being expended every year in support of our disabled soldiers. But his care is the same as thousands of others whose applications have been pending for years in the pension bureau and some missing link in the chain of testimony depriving them of the support that a grateful nation has provided for their needs.

J. E. Perkins, who, it will be remembered, was the victim of a fatal railroad accident a year ago, writing to Postmaster General Vilas, with whom he had a personal war acquaintance, says: AI think it is a perfect outrage that a good, faithful soldier, who served over four years in the army, lost his health in the service, being also disabled with wounds, should be allowed to suffer for want. But for me, the poor fellow would have gone short of food last winter. He is a stonecutter by trade, and a good one at that, but he cannot stand to work. When I see other men getting pensions who are not half so badly in need of help as this man, it makes me think there is a terrible wrong somewhere.@

Perhaps it will be interesting to the reader to be informed of the services of this patriot soldier at a time when our country was most in need of help. The following statement is furnished by a member of the Arkansas City post of the G. A. R.

John Senthouse, an old disabled soldier, who enlisted in St. Louis in 1861, in Company K, first regiment of engineers (Missouri volunteers), was born in Leeds, England, March 8, 1825, and emigrated to the United States in 1850. He served till the close of the war with his regiment, in all the campaigns of the army of the Tennessee. He was with Gen. Pope at New Madrid, Missouri, and helped to saw trees five feet under water in the canal in the rear of Island No. 10. He took part in the expedition to Fort Pillow, under the same commander. In the advance upon Corinth, in 1862, he served as fireman on a locomotive running on the military railroad--Mobile & Ohio line. While opening the road to Columbus, Kentucky, he lost the sight of his left eye while in the line of his duty, with the fracture of his right wrist, being thrown from the cars while doing service as a brakeman.

He served with Gen. Grant at Holly Springs, Mississippi, and took part in the second battle of Corinth. During October, 1862, he was building bridges and opening the road to Memphis. February 13, 1863, he was wounded by a gunshot over the region of the liver at Cypress Bend, Mississippi, during a skirmish. After recovering from this wound, he served in the gunboat expedition up the Yazoo River. We next find him with Gen. Sherman at the seige of Vicksburg, taking part in the difficult fighting up the Black River.

He re-enlisted January 21, 1864, and went through to Atlanta. When Gen. Sherman cut loose from there, November 15, 1864, on his famous march to the sea, Private Senthouse was with his regiment, having the pontoon service in charge, doing duty with the Thirteenth and Fifteenth corps, on the right wing of the army. AWe carried the boys over in safety,@ Comrade Senthouse remarks, Alived well when we could forage our rations, and went hungry when we struck a bare spot; that march was a military romance. I forget how many rivers we crossed, but we got there all the same.@

It remains to be said that our undistinguished hero took part in the triumphant review at Washington, where his regiment turned over the pontoon outfit which had rendered such useful service. He was mustered out in Louisville, Kentucky, October 22, 1865, having been in active service, except when in hospital from wounds, upwards of four years.

It seems an outrage, as the late J. E. Parkins has described it, that this deserving soldier, who applied for his pension in 1877, should be deprived of needed support, through circumlocution and red tape, the country having made such generous provision for just such as he. Not long since another of our war veterans, a German named Post, died in needy circumstances, his application for a pension unheeded and his wife and family left in destitution. Hon. B. W. Perkins is making an effort to push Mr. Senthouse=s application through; in the meantime he asks admission to the soldiers= home as his only resort.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

To Be Taken With A Grain Of Salt.

The Courier of Saturday says:

APetitions are being circulated and generally signed for the voting of $20,000 by this city for the Wichita & Winfield railroad. Petitions are also in circulation all along the line. Wichita, though at first a little averse, is now favorable to the line, and will vote $25,000 aid, for which petitions are now being signed up.@

To which statement the truth of history requires that a few details be added. The route proposed for this second line from Wichita to Winfield is by way of Belle Plaine and thence to Oxford; thus paralleling a portion of the Santa Fe route, and only diverging to make it more circuitous. In order to talk the Wichita people into a favorable consideration of this proposed road, on Monday of last week Messrs. Eaton and Mansor proceeded to Wichita to confer with the businessmen on the advantage to be derived from their scheme and to learn what aid they were willing to give toward its consummation. The matter was referred to a committee of twenty, and on Thursday the two gentlemen above named again repaired to Wichita to learn their decision. But the cold shoulder was turned to them, for on arriving at the hotel, the Winfield pilgrims found no committee in waiting to talk with them, and no one at hand who seemed to know or care about their business. After awhile a messenger arrived with the information that the committee could not be called together that evening, and the discussion was deferred.

However, from the Wichita Beacon on Friday, we learn that Messrs. Eaton and Manser, with a reinforcement of two others from Belle Plaine, E. R. Storer and Thomas Donahue, succeeded in hunting up a portion of the dilatory score, and after explaining their plans, made the modest demand of $30,000 for terminal facilities. This was chewed over awhile by the segment of the Wichita committee in a talk among themselves, and their reply was that if the bonds (amounting to $160,000) were voted along the line, they would use their influence to secure a vote of aid from Wichita to the extent of $20,000. The Winfield delegation, the Beacon writer informs us, Awere not satisfied with the amount; but said they could get through if Wichita would give them $25,000, as the balance of the amount could be made at the other end.@

Here the negotiation ended, and the declaration of the Courier that Wichita is now favorable to the project and will vote $25,000 aid, is based more upon imagination than reality.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Arkansas City Band.

The Buckskin Border Band has undergone a transformation, its former efficient leader, Joe Hoyt, having resigned, and a new organization having been perfected. Our citizens part with this excellent company of home musicians with regret, having delightful recollections of the exquisite melodies with which they have regaled their ears, and being charmed with the picturesque costume in which they appeared.

The new organization consists of 17 or 18 members, and is named the AArkansas City Band,@ with Prof. Henry B. Funk for leader and instructor. A majority of the Buckskins are retained in this present band, and all start out with a determination to abate no jot of their former excellence. Credit should be awarded the former leader for the care and skill he devoted in the instruction and conduct of the band, and the best wishes of the community attend Prof. Funk, his successor, that he may preserve the standard of efficiency.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

For the past few days there has been a surveying outfit stopping in the city [Caldwell], who, we are informed, are working for the Frisco. They have been running lines south from Bluff Creek into the territory, probably seeking the easiest way over the raise to the territory. If this is an outfit under the control of the Frisco, as we have every reason to believe from our source of information, it is very likely that the Frisco intends entering the territory from this point. If they do, and also extend their line on west, as they surely intend doing, it will be one of the biggest cards shown up to make our town a prominent railroad center. It is certain that they are not doing that work for fun, and whether they are under the control of the Frisco or Rock Island makes no material difference, if they only build the road. With the railroad prospects we now have in view, it is impossible for us to lose all of them, and should the Rock Island come to Caldwell and the Frisco enter the territory from this point, and also continue their line on west as they are determined to do, there is nothing to stop Caldwell from having a population of 6,000 within the next five years. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Wolves in the Territory.

W. W. Standiford says that big gray wolves whipped seven dogs on their Salt Fork range one day last week. He says that wolves are becoming very troublesome, killing many calves and yearlings. It is estimated that they have killed nearly one hundred calves for Peppard, who ranges west of them, and are still getting in their work. By careful watching they have been kept away from the Gregory, Eldred & Co., and Standiford, Yonman, & Eldred stock. The sneaking coyote is not so bad, but the big prairie, or gray wolf, is a terror. The coyote will sneak through the canyons, howling his plaintive, soul-harrowing howl, find a dead animal, and eat three or four times his weight almost without breaking the O. N. T. thread of his vocal discourse; but will not attack strong, healthy animals; while the prairie wolf will tackle anything and if driven by hunger, will not stop at men. Medicine Lodge Cresset.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.

Our Real Estate Boom.

It is very pleasant to record every day heavy transfers of property, at improved prices, and to know that our citizens are prospering on the enhancement of their real estate. But there is another side to this matter. Railroads are coming here from all directions, there is a confident expectation that the territory will soon be opened to white settlement, and the most sober-minded of our community can see (Ain my mind=s eye, Horatio@) an opulent city seated on this sandhill of forty thousand people. Indeed, some are so strongly impressed with this conviction that they seem to think this result already attained, and set their price for building lots on this basis, which standard of value is readily accepted by others, and the price paid down as an evidence of their faith. The keen gaze of scores of our citizens is directed to city property, or farm lands lying contiguous, which they believe can be dealt in with a handsome profit; big sums are paid for the same, and in a few days we hear of its transfer to adventurous purchasers at a really handsome margin. Cautious onlookers stand in mute amaze at these daring operations, and inquire of their inner consciousness, AWhat will the harvest be?@

This much at least can be predicated. If this upward movement continues much longer, the region of fancy prices will be entered upon, and businessmen who come here to buy property whereon to build a store, a workshop, or a home, will be cautioned by their judgment that the standard of value is too high, and they will be apt to go elsewhere where their money can be placed to seemingly better use. And, it should also be borne in mind, if our city is to attain the proportions that all so confidently assume, homes must be provided for those who come to settle amongst us. At present there is hardly a vacant tenement in the city, and the hotels and lodging houses are so overrun, that many strangers are unable to find a decent place to lie down. We know of three restaurant keepers on Summit Street who say they are grievously hampered in their business because they cannot furnish lodging to those who come to their tables to eat. Accommodations must be provided for those who come to partake of the advantages we enjoy, and it would be well for some of our real estate speculators, who are platting off building lots enough to hold another Cincinnati or St. Louis, to apply some of their capital to building rows of tenement houses; the profit on such an investment would be liberal and permanent in its character. It=s nice enough to make money on real estate ventures, but a vigilant eye should be kept on the future.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 22, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

NEW ERA: Up to this writing there have been 443 cars (or about 8,500 head) of cattle billed over the Border road from South Haven. Stock trains have been pulling out of this town almost daily. The cattle are loaded at the state line, but the business is all transacted at this place.

The public school building at Vinita burned to the ground on Friday morning. The fall term was not to convene until the following Monday, and, as the building was unoccupied, it was probably the work of an incendiary.

The United States court at Fort Smith costs the government fully $200,000 per year, or over $600 per day for every working day of the year.

BELLE PLAINE NEWS: At last do we see the smoke, hear the whistle, and feel the rumblings of the road we have fought for. The D. M. & A. is here. Everybody knew it, they all predicted it, no one doubted it, oh, no. But it=s here. It is a Belle Plaine road; the idea originated here, the charter members live here. It is a Belle Plaine institution.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Burglars got away with $800 worth of clothing from Kutz=s store in Wichita, one night last week.

G. N. Massey, son-in-law to Dr. I. Pyle, is on a visit to this city, with his family, from Ottawa, Kansas.

Business on Saturday and Monday was unusually good, and our merchants are correspondingly happy.

Confectioneries, fruit, and cigars at Rothenhoefer=s, opposite the Central Avenue hote.

Winfield Telegram: Geo. L. Sudborough and C. F. Snowden were admitted to practice law in the district court.

Mrs. E. D. Eddy and Mrs. H. P. Farrar left town last week to enjoy a visit with their friends in Maine.

Peter Pearson left for St. Louis on Monday to buy a big stock of furniture for the fall trade.

The Arkansas City Roller Mills Co., have removed their headquarters to Meigs & Nelson=s office.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Dr. S. C. Acker complains of malaria with attendant fever, and talks of making a trip to Chicago to get away from the labors of his profession.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

A. A. Newman returned home last week, from his holiday and business trip to the east. Mrs. Newman and children will delay their return awhile longer.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Tom Phillips, formerly of this city, in the employ of Dr. C. D. Brown, and late local on the Dexter Eye, gave up his situation last week, and started for his home in Ohio.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Dr. Shepard and family availed themselves of cheap rates to St. Louis, and Friday last turned their faces to the east. They will go on to Bentonville and other points in the south.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs. Frick, of Danville, Pennsylvania, mothers to the young men of that name, are on a visit to this city, and are charmed with the life and stir that meet their gaze. They will sojourn here a week or two.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

W. H. Jenkins, a former proprietor of the I. X. L. Market, left the city for Chicago last Friday, where he will make his abode. He took the wise precaution to order the TRAVELER sent after him, as he is desirous to know of our future doings.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

It is said the supply of venison will be light the coming season, as the deer in the Territory are dying off with black tongue. Charles Hale says he saw five does lying together on the Pawnee reservation, victims to that disease.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Our new furniture man, F. B. Taggart, left on Monday for St. Louis, to purchase a new stock of goods. His partner, Mr. Hay, at this writing, has not arrived, and Messrs. Wright and Stanford are still holding the fort.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

P. B. Lee, of Vernon Township, who is seeking nomination for the probate judgeship, was in town on Saturday, looking after his interests. He reports the prospect favorable for his success, and is much encouraged with the result of his canvass.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

BIRTH. Perhaps Frank Hess is the happiest man in town. There has been a great deal of talk in real estate circles lately, of Athe Hess= addition;@ but now it has come, a bouncing girl, a joy to the household, and a factor in the census table. All doing well.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Capt. Rarick returned on Friday, from Wichita, where he has been for two weeks, attending the term of the U. S. Circuit Court. There is an unusually heavy docket of United States cases, and some say it all comes out of a democratic administration deranging matters so grievously. He returned thither on Monday, again.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

P. A. Ireton came into our sanctum last week to exhibit a bunch of prairie grass cut from the edge of his cornfield. It measured nine feet, and had stalks as stout as willows. The corn raised on that land is of the same mammoth proportions, and was on exhibition at the Cowley County Fair.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Dr. Alexander had a dangerous adventure with a kicking mare on Saturday evening. He was driving out a short distance north of town, when the animal began exercising her heels, and wrecked the gig to which she was hitched. The doctor received several painful bruises, but was not seriously hurt.


Arrkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Some of our county exchanges speak of C. L. Swarts as seeking nomination at the hands of the approaching county convention, for the office of county attorney. They perhaps know our former fellow townsman=s mind on the matter, but the people of Arkansas City are left in the dark as to his aspirations.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The Burden Enterprise says: AOn last Monday, Prof. W. N. Rice, with a competent corpse of teachers * * * opened our public schools. With this corpse of competent instructors, we surely will have a good school.@ We would suggest that our respected cotem., put himself under their instruction for awhile.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The Winfield Visitor makes a blow about fifteen new business buildings, to be erected in that city this fall, and in its ecstasy, can=t refrain from again congratulating the citizens of Winfield upon having at last determined to do something toward building up the town. This late activity comes in like an eleventh hour repentance, and it is not unlikely that the lateness of the season will prevent the excellent resolve being carried out.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The Wichita papers, a week or so ago, mentioned the departure for this city of Mr. Sam D. Stover. He is a long time resident of Sedgwick County, and became a notability in Wichita, from his success and enterprise in the shoe trade. He has opened business in the Bittle Block, and has already made many friends among our citizens, by his affable and cordial manner. James McConachie, Aa popular and well known young man of this city,@ as the Eagle describes him, accompanies Mr. Stover from Wichita, to fill the position of salesman.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

There is much unfavorable comment on the treatment of the visitors to Caldwell to take part in the soldiers reunion. There was a big gathering there, 1,500 some set it at, but no proper arrangements were made for their entertainment, and those who went to enjoy themselves suffered a wearisome time. This was no fault of the citizens for they subscribed $500 to provide for a happy time, but those who had the management of the festivity did not properly exert themselves, and the Indians, who were to go through a war dance, took to pillaging and rifled the tables of their best contents. The entertainment was offered in good faith, but those entrusted with the management came short in their duty.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Will McConn has shaken off the editorial harness, and is in town to enjoy a two weeks= vacation. He and his partner, Mr. Burns, have disposed of their paper, the Belle Plaine News, to G. W. Cain [? NOT SURE OF LAST NAME], who assumed charge last week, and announces himself Aat home@ to as many of his friends and enemies (if he has any of the latter) as choose to call. Mr. Burns started the News seven years ago, and stayed by it through good and evil report, winning a fair measure of success. Will is known to the people of this city as a live newspaper man, diligent in chasing the fleeting item, and surpassed by few at the case. The pair have reserved their Campbell press from the sale, and have ordered a new office, their intention being to start a new paper at Iuka, the county seat of Pratt County. We wish them abundant success.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Fresh fish, and spring chickens at the City Meat Market.

J. D. Vawter and family left on the Santa Fe train yesterday, after a month=s visit with his brothers in this city.

T. M. Finney returned home on Monday, having purchased a choice stock of goods for his post office store.

A. C. Smith, assistant manager of the Aurora Cattle Co.=s ranch, on the Salt Fork, was in town yesterday.

T. M. Finney announces in our advertising columns his choice stock of books, stationery, and school supplies. Call and see him at the Post Office Store.

Kansas has built double the length of railroad during the year 1886, of any other State in the Union. Florida ranks second.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

S. F. Davis, residing west of the Arkansas River bridge, contracted a Hamiltonial colt to C. M. Scott, as soon as it is weaned, for $75. It is a thoroughbred.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Mrs. J. Frank Smith and children returned home last week after a four months= sojourn with friends in the east. Frank looks as radiant as a bridegroom with his household restored.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

D. H. Dixon, who has been getting his hand in as a dental operator in M. B. Vawter=s rooms, left a few days ago for Kansas City, to attend a course of lectures there.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The Summit Restaurant, in Wolfe=s former furniture store, is opened today, renovated, and as fresh as a daisy. Go and partake of a good meal, served up in appetizing style.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

C. W. Coombs, editor of the New Era, was in town on Saturday. He reports his wife still prostrated from the effects of her congestive chill, and her recovery he fears will be long and painful.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Farmers are anxiously inquiring what the price of corn will be this fall. The first corn offered for sale will bring the highest price, as shippers will begin shipping in as soon as the corn is dry enough to shell and store away.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The completion of the new schoolhouse in the Second Ward may be delayed till Nov. 1st, while there is a possibility of its bewing finished and ready for occupation by Oct. 20th. The board has decided not to open the schools until that building is finished.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

EMPORIA REPUBLICAN: Mr. and Mrs. A. Newman, together with their daughter, Mrs. E. W. Morse, and their son, Paul, left for New York last night. Mr. Newman sold off his stock and household goods, but still retains possession of his farm near Madison.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The time table on the Santa Fe railroad has been changed. The passenger train now arrives at 10:55 a.m., and departs at 5:15 p.m. The mail reaches the office 20 minutes after the arrival of the mail, and the mail closes 30 minutes before its departure.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The people of Belle Plaine had a big railroad celebration on Friday last, in honor of the arrival of the D. M. & A., at their gates. A feast was spread for all comers, at which 500 persons were entertained, and the evening was made happy with music and oratory. Editor Burns, the Belle Plaine News man, was remembered with a $200 gold watch. Let joy be unconfined.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Baufman, AOld Bauf,@ guide and scout of Capt. Hamilton=s cavalry company that was stationed at this place last winter, is said to be the man who opened the switches during the strike at Chicago, for which he received $1,000. ABauf@ took six shooter in one hand and told the crowd of 300 strikers to shoot, Abut remember, boys, it comes my turn next.@ Not a shot was fired.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

MARRIED. Married, on Sunday, the 19th inst., at the residence of the bride=s parents, by Rev. J. P. Witt, Joseph S. Smith and Ida C. Wood. It is said somewhere in ancient lore, Ait is not good for man to be alone,@ and so the young people of this city seem to think. Our progressive friend Joseph has taken unto himself a fair bride to love and to cherish. They are a deserving pair, and we trust that a long and happy life is before them.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The second annual encampment of the Kansas National Guards is now holding on the Fort Riley military reservation. It began on Monday, and will continue until Saturday next. It is called Camp Phil. Sheridan, and is located two miles west of Fort Riley, on the north bank of the Republican. The camp is under the command of Major General Thos. M. Carroll; Col. C. E. Compton, U. S. A., has been detailed by the Secretary of War as inspector.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Work is progressing on the canal extension, the weather being favorable for excavation. The head gates are about finished, but there remains upwards of 3,000 feet of the channel to dig, which will take three or four weeks yet. The flouring mills are kept idle, of course, but both Searing & Mead, and the A. C. Roller Mills Co., are buying all the wheat that offers, intending to make a busy and continued run as soon as the water is turned in.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Mr. B. Davidson, late of Fremont, Nebraska, has opened a first class dry goods house in the Topliff Block, which he has filled with an entirely new stock of goods. Mr. Davidson has had many years experience in the dry goods trade, and being impressed with the business advantages of Arkansas City, has come to contribute his enterprise and capital to the general stock. He is a valuable acquisition to our business circles, and the TRAVELER wishes him success.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The Hale Bros., returned to town from the Territory on Thursday last, having been working with a gang of men for the last two months, on a hay contract for the Fairmount Cattle Company. This is an Ohio company, with headquarters in Cleveland, and they are lessees of an extensive ranch on the Pawnee reservation, comprising 400,000 acres. Charles Hale visited our sanctum on Saturday, to tell of the pleasures of a rural life. They put up about fifty tons a day, having good teams and effective implements, and the men stout and willing workers. It was reported that their contract was to put up 2,000 tons. Charles is mum as to how much was laid away, but he says they more than filled their contract. The company is stocking up its ranch, and a day or two before the Hale Bros., left, a herd of 3,000 mixed cattle was driven inside the fence, which arrived in the state in July last, and were all in good condition. The half dozen men lately employed as haymakers stayed behind to assist in branding the newly arrived cattle. H. M. Baldwin is the manager of the ranch, who is highly spoken of by the Hale boys as competent to fill his responsible position, and is cordial and accommodating. It is only justice to the latter to say that they did their work up in thorough style, which is their way of doing business.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.


Gathered that the editor was not for her!


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Y. M. C. A. Geo. S. Fisher, State secretary of the Y. M. C. A., will deliver an address at the association hall, Friday evening at 8 o=clock. At this time, will also occur the first anniversary of the Y. M. C. A., of Arkansas City. Reports of the work done during the year will be read. The President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the association will give short addresses. The best musical talent in the city has been secured to assist in the exercises. Free. All invited.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Dr. E. Y. Baker is fixing himself for the winter. He has purchased a snug little residence in the first ward (formerly owned by Mrs. Williams), into which he has removed his family. He is also occupying Dr. Morris= former office, over Wright & Stanford=s furniture store, where he is Aat home@ to patients and friends, at all hours. The doctor is growing into a nice practice, and his treatment is generally successful. Long may he wave.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

A. A. Newman & Co., announces the opening of their new stock of fall and winter goods, selected with special reference to the wants of this market. Mr. Newman has just returned from the east, having made his purchases on an unprecedentedly large scale, and the low prices at which they offer those new goods, are evidence that he struck a low market. See their ad.

BIG AD. 1886 AUTUMN. 1866


Our Dress Goods Department, Comprises ruber [?] combination suits, silks and satins, sebastapol cloths, drap d=Alma=s Medina Stripes, Coteline Cloths, Cashmeres, Electoral Cloths, and full lines of cheaper goods. Our assortment of new designs in Prints and Dress Ginghams is unequalled.

Shawls and Cloaks. We show an elegant line of these goods in the latest styles and lowest prices. Look through this department.

We beg leave to call your attention to our superb line of Carpets, Rugs, and Oil Cloths, which comprises the latest production of the mills.

Notion Department. The Notion Department contains all the staple and fancy articles to be found in the market.

Flannels & Blankets. This stock is full and complete in white, gray, and scarlet goods, at lowest possible prices.

In Clothing Hats, Boots and Shoes, we are prepared to maintain our reputation for carrying a stock second to none.

We thank you, our patrons, for your liberal support in the past and will strive to please you in the future.

Yours Friends,



Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The council met at a late hour on Monday evening, the session being delayed by the late arrival in town of Concilman Hight. All the business presented by the clerk was disposed of. It will hold another meeting this evening.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

W. A. Ritchie returned to this city last week after a three months= absence in the east. The town has grown so prodigiously while he was away that he could hardly recognize it for the same.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

The city council on Monday granted Marshal Gray three days= respite from duty, to enable him to take needed rest after a long spell of over work.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Fred Bower, at the City Meat Market, pays good prices in cash for fat beeves, good solid calves, and well finished sheep. He cuts the best quality of meat and does a rushing business.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Wolfe & Hubbard open the Summit Restaurant today. Everything new and attractive.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

A Game of Bluff.

Capt. Couch was in town the beginning of the week, telling about his arrest for invading the Territory. He had previously been placed under bonds for his attempts at colonizing that terra inhibita, but a doubt was suggested to his mind whether the proceeding was legal. However, he obtained employment on the grade of the Southern Kansas railroad, and armed himself with a pass from Captain Price, in command of the cavalry troop at Chilocco. He went to work with the rest of the graders, but was shortly arrested and placed in confinement at Fort Reno. After a harassing delay he was carried before the circuit court, at Wichita, and discharged without his even coming to trial. This treatment he exclaims against as an outrage on the citizen. And he has good reason. If invading that coveted domain is an offense against law, let the trespasser be punished as the law directs. On the other hand, if there is no law to protect an American citizen entering Oklahoma and making his abode there, let these harassing proceedings be stopped because they bring the officers of the government into contempt. Capt. Couch was engaged to work on the Southern Kansas railroad, he held a pass from Capt. Price, and his arrest and confinement were purely an outrage.

[Note: Capt. Couch of the Boomer movement.]


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

Dissolution Notice.

The partnership heretofore existing between Henry Bowe and W. H. Jenkins is dissolved by mutual consent. H. Bowe will collect all notes and accounts due the late firm, and pay all liabilities.



Arkansas City, Kansas, September 16th, 1886.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.


The programme to be presented by the

UNION SQUARE THEATRE CO., At the Opera House, next week will be as follows:

Monday, AUpon the World.@

Tuesday, APrivate Secretary.@

Wednesday, AMonte Christo.@

Thursday, ANip and Tuck.@

Friday, AMeg=s Diversion, etc.@

Saturday, AMy Partner.@

Reserved seats no on sale at Ridenour & Thompson=s. Price 30 cents. General admission 20 cents. Children 10 cents.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.

AD. THE CHICAGO DRY GOODS STORE has just been opened by B. Davidson with an entirely new line of goods, in the Houghton block, and everybody is invited to call with to go away satisfied.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1886.


BOOKS AND STATIONERY, Art Goods and Artists= Materials, Seaside, Monroe, and Lovell=s Libraries. School Supplies. Subscriptions solicted for all publications at the



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 29, 1886.

I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county attorney, subject to the decision of the republican county convention.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 29, 1886.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 29, 1886.


From time to time some mild reproof will be administered to this editor by a friendly critic whose philanthropy misleads his judgment, for our continued advocacy of the settlement of the territory by the paleface. The ground is taken by these very scrupulous persons that this land belongs to the Indians by a title as indefensible as that conveyed by a patent from the United States; and to deprive them of it, under any pretence or by any form of law, would be piracy. From the Osage nation a week or two ago we received a communication containing the following censure.

AI know not by what kind of sophistry you disguise to yourself the atrocity of the line of argument you pursue. It is clear to me that your motives are interested. The opening of the territory would be a grand thing for Arkansas City. You have visions of adventurers from all parts of the country flocking in by thousands, outfitting from the stores of your merchants, and drawing supplies from the same source for several years, until they have built up towns and supply centers among themselves. This would be a veritable boom for your city, and to bring it about you are willing to trample on the rights of a people who have not the strength to defend themselves.@

The writer of the above is an intelligent man, well versed in the Indian question and a careful reader of the TRAVELER; but we cannot open the whole matter again to defend our course against his aspersions. We recommend the opening of the territory on the ground of public policy. A large proportion of the civilized Indians are conscious of the fact that their present system of land tenure is repressive to their energies and hinders progress.

The Chickasaws years ago were desirous to have their land surveyed with a view to allotment in severalty, but being affiliated with the Choctaws, who outnumber them four to one, and the tribes holding the land in common, a resolution to petition for the survey being offered, was defeated in the joint council.

The Cherokees are divided on the subject of allotment, and it was reported in the newspapers, during the last session of congress, that the Creek delegates to Washington really favored the passage of the Oklahoma bill, but were restrained by their associate delegates.

The Osages violently opposed the settlement of their land by the whites, but colonization came on them in such an irresistible tide that they were compelled to give way, and now they are the wealthiest tribe of all the red race.

To show further that the TRAVELER is sustained by some of the most zealous friends of the red race, we have a late copy of the Morning Star, published by the Carlisle Indian School, Messrs. Pratt & Standing the editors, and the type-setting done by the scholars. This issue contains three editorials copied from the TRAVELER, recommending the opening of the territory, with the following commendatory introduction.

AThe TRAVELER, published at Arkansas City, Kansas, three miles from the Indian territory line and six miles from the Chilocco school, is in a position to gain much information from the different tribes south of the city and along the great southwest. We like in the main the stand taken on the Indian question by the editor, and may profitably reprint, for the benefit of our readers, an occasional article from the columns.@

For the solace of those sensitive souls who deprecate the progressive course of this journal, we would remind them that the merchant precedes the Christian missionary in awakening heathen nations. There may be thrift and a spice of self-regard in the clamor of the American people to have the wall that encloses our neighbor territory thrown down, but the movement is to spread enlightenment and infuse energy into the minds of the lethargic, and this certainly is a useful endeavor. Let the ball roll on.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 29, 1886.

J. R. Howard has been appointed special agent of the interior department to make the allotment in severalty to the Crow Indians in Montana, in connection with J. G. Walker, appointed some time ago. This liberates several million acres of good pasture land from the possession of this tribe, which will be put to profitable use by incoming settlers. At no distant day we hope to report the appointment of other special agents to allot the surplus land in the Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Peter Pearson returned on last Monday from his purchasing trip to St. Louis and Chicago.

D. L. Means and family, E. A. Barron, and others of the St. Louis excursionists, will return home today.

Clerk H. L. Douglas, at the Ponca Agency, last week purchased 500 bushels of seed wheat in this city for the use of the Otoes.

Sub Agent Young at the Otoe Agency, was in the city last week, to see a brother off in the cars who has been spending a month in the territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

John N. Halley, the trader at Ponca, came to town on Thursday, and next morning started for Newton, Illinois, on a visit to his family.

At South Haven on Saturday, a brakeman on a freight train, named William Gordon, had two fingers badly mashed while coupling the locomotive to the pilot.

Copious rains on Saturday and Sunday laid the dust in the city streets, and thoroughly saturated the soil in the country surrounding, putting it in fine condition for plowing, and helping out the fall feed.

Al Horn last week received a heavy consignment of boots and shoes, which he has, by close packing, stowed away on his shelves and in his drawers, and his store is now full as a tick.

H. C. Nicholson and family returned on Saturday from a health trip to the east. Mr. Nicholson is much improved, but he is looking as if he wanted further building up.

We are indebted to J. J. Caswell, in the Badger Lumber Co.=s office, for some choice apples and pears selected from a lot shipped him by some friends in eastern Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

The heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday have retarded work on the canal extension, but a heavy force of men and teams are employed, and the work of excavation is being hurried forward as fast as practicable.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

From the Morning Star, the organ of the Carlisle Indian School, we learn that Capt. Pratt has gathered up 27 boys and 16 girls from the Cheyenne and Arapahoe agency, which party started for Carlisle a few days ago in charge of Rev. S. S. Haury.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

F. B. Taggart, the new furniture man, returned to town on Monday, accompanied by his partner, W. M. Hay, whom he encountered in St. Louis. Mr. Taggard has purchased two car loads of new furniture to fill up their stock and be in readiness for the fall trade.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Frank Thompson came back a few days ago from a summer=s ramble in California. He speaks well of the country and the climate, but he prefers Arkansas City for a permanent home. His brother, Sherman, has found employment there at his trade (stone-cutting) and will be apt to remain during the winter.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

C. M. Scott furnishes us the following weather items.

October 21, 1885, a thin coating of ice appeared on still water.

A warm October brings a cold February.

On this date last year it was raining.

Ice in November forebodes sleet and bad weather during the winter.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

WINFIELD VISITOR of Friday. Dr. F. P. Thomas, of Arkansas City, was taken before Judge Gans yesterday morning and stood trial as to his sanity. He was adjudged insane, ordered sent to the asylum, and a guardian appointed. He has been a man of intellect, but at times somewhat unbalanced in the upper story. He made a capital speech in his own behalf, but it was plain to be seen that his mind had jumped a cog wheel and was thrown out of gear. His latest freak was to buy everything he saw, regardless of cost. He expressed the wish that he was rich, and declared that he would scatter his money among the poor.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

On Saturday the Leland Hotel changed hands, its late proprietor, B. G. Kirker, turning over the business to J. D. Ward, a Dexter benefice of some celebrity. The new landlord celebrated the change of hands by inviting a host of friends to dinner on Sunday. His hospitality was partaken by about 200 guests who sat down to as bounteous a repast as was ever served up in this city. The cooking was excellent, and the table service prompt and efficient, two or three waiters being stationed at every table. Mr. Ward, as a caterer, has won the favorable regard of all the patrons of the house, and he starts upon his new enterprise with the spirit of a man who can keep a hotel. John D. Hill, we are glad to announce, will be retained as chief clerk. Mr. Kirker will remain in the city.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

A good share of satisfaction is felt by our citizens at the active work being put upon the Santa Fe extension through the territory. Hundreds of men and teams are busy on the grade, and the immense impetus this gives our city trade is felt by merchants of all trades. This activity is dwelt on with some pride by those who have the interest of the city most at heart and the home papers naturally recur to it in glowing terms. This is gall and wormwood to our cotem, the Courier, which sees ultimate ruin to Arkansas City in the very agency that our citizens had as a co-operator in advancing their fortune. AA. C.,@ it tells us, Ahas sucked the territory teat long enough,@ and it warns us Athat a city and supply point will be established on the Cimarron that will knock the stuffing out of A. C.@ But how a city and supply point are to be built up in the territory, when the country is closed to white settlement, the remarkably acute Courier man does not explain.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Will Mowry came back the latter end of last week, after a four months= sojourn on the Pacific coast. He has gained in flesh some and looks better for his trip, but he does not call himself a robust man yet, and there is still room for physical improvement. Mrs. Mowry has greatly benefited by the change of air, and stays behind with her child to take in more health and vitality. Will represents San Diego, where he has been summering, as a second Arkansas City, though on a somewhat larger scale. Three years ago it numbered 500 inhabitants, and now its population exceeds 10,000 persons. He was surrounded by bustle and growth, but read his home papers diligently, and kept fully informed of what was going on here. He arrived in town in the nick of time, his partner, C. C. Sollitt, being on a health trip to Chicago, hence he put on the harness without delay and has fallen into the old routine as if there had been no interruption. So popular and public spirited a citizen received a hearty welcome at the hands of hundreds of his friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

J. R. Nelson is building a nice residence in the second ward.

J. C. Speer is no longer an employee of this office.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

The largest hay contract we have heard of this year is C. M. Scott=s. He has 1,500 tons put up in the stack and will bale 1,000 tons.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

The foundation wall of Frank Hess= handsome insurance building is being laid; and the walls of the new city building are progressing finely.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Peter Brogan, in T. H. Lynch=s store, has a tarantula brought in yesterday on a freighter in the territory, which he shows as an emblem of bounty and innocence.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

George M. Gray last week removed his wife and child to Harvey County, in consequence of Mrs. Gray=s failing health. Medical care has not proved beneficial so he now resorts to a change of scene.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

The Badger Lumber Co., on Monday, loaded fifteen wagons for the Osage Agency, to construct a hotel and other improvements to be put up by Bird & Hirson [? Hitson ?], licensed traders there.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Prof. Weir=s wife and child returned home on Saturday from their summer=s sojourn in Indiana, accompanied by Mr. Joseph Bryan, assistant principal of the high school.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Two passenger express trains now arrive daily over the Santa Fe road, and two take their daily departure. These trains consist of five passenger coaches with sleeper, and always arrive well filled with passengers.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

The condition of the two bridges across the Arkansas is the subject of unceasing complaint. Crossing the south bridge is a perilous undertaking and it is feared that some serious accident will soon occur there.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

We were favored on Monday with a visit from M. A. Thompson, of the city, accompanied by our brother quill, Cad Allsa of The Winfield Tribune. The latter is an experienced newspaper man, and is infusing a good share of spine and variety into his columns.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

We call attention to T. H. Lynch=s announcement of his new clothing store, opposite the Leland Hotel, where bargains are to be obtained in the best quality of goods and the latest styles. He has a large and well selected stock on display, and will give prompt and polite attention to customers.


You can outfit yourself with clothing, underwear, hats and caps, boots and shoes, and whatever else goes to make up the man. A full line of fall and winter clothing for all uses, newly purchased, and at prices astonishingly low. A choice variety of underwear in all styles from $1 up.

Give me a call before purchasing elsewhere, as it will be to your advantage. T. H. LYNCH, Summit Street. Opposite Leland Hotel.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Miss Blanche Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Marshall, who has been two years from home, engaged as telegraph operator for the K. P. Railroad at Carson City, is at home on a visit to her parents. Mr. Thomas, brother of Mr. Marshall, from Gove County, Kansas, is also paying a visit to his relatives.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Capt. Tansey came in on Monday to look after his prospects for the probate judgeship. He talks about a slating of delegates from Winfield, which bears some respectible names, but this resulted from a compromise, and he regards it as a choice of evils. With a friend by delegation to the county connection from this city, he regards his nomination as safe.

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Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Peter J. Brogan, formerly with J. H. Sherburne in his trader store at Ponca, and now salesman in T. H. Lynch=s clothing store, has sold his little bunch of cattle (29 head with 14 calves) to Del Annis for three corner lots in McLaughlin=s addition. Mr. Annis proposes to devote himself to stock raising, and is turning his town property into cattle.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

DIED. The Winfield papers report another fatal railway accident in that city on Friday last. The victim was Dennis Lambert, a brakeman on the train, whose foot got caught in the frog at the Frisco crossing, and the train ran over him, mutilating the body fearfully. The poor fellow=s home was in Dalton, and the remains were sent there for burial.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

We announce today the name of Calvin L. Swarts for the county attorneyship. Mr. Swarts is one of the earliest settlers of this valley and has won the respect of all by his upright course and thorough manliness. He is a lawyer of extensive attainment, devoted to his profession, and possessing a reserved force which rises to the most trying occasions. He now holds the position by appointment, and has performed its duties with such entire acceptance by the people that his name will add strength to the ticket and his election may be counted on as a certainty.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

MARRIED. Married by Rev. J. O. Campbell, at the residence of the bride=s home, in this city, Wednesday, September 22, Wm. Reed and Miss Ella M. Smith. The TRAVELER takes a paternal interest in this happy event, the fair bride being sister to the foreman of the newsroom, and not an infrequent visitor to this office. Our wish for the continued happiness and prosperity of this young couple is expressed with entire heartiness. May their tribe increase. In the distribution of sweetmeats, the printer was remembered.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

We regret to announce the dangerous illness of Frederic Rothenhoefer, of typho-malaria. This bright and promising youth has been confined to his bed for a month past, and during the worst of the attack, it was feared it would result fatally. He was attended faithfully by his brother, John, and a week ago another brother, Louis, came from the east to wait at his bedside. His condition is now slightly improved, but he is still very low.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Now that the new water supply is turned on, and water is being furnished in abundance to houses and stores, there will be a great increase in the wastage, which can only be disposed of by pipes carrying it into the ground. This will create extensive seepage, and will in time seriously affect the health of our citizens. A profuse use of water for water closets, bath rooms, and other domestic purposes, will render a system of sewage necessary; and it will behoove our city fathers to take early steps to provide such a means of drainage.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

There was a wholesale jail delivery on Monday night from our city cooler, seven hard cases, locked up for drunkenness making their escape by sawing away the sill through which an iron bar was driven, and thus making their exeunt through the window. The eighth prisoner, who was suffering with chills, being too weak to make a run for liberty, was the sole occupant found by the city marshal in the morning. The names of three of the fugitives are Jas. Hamilton, Charles Walden, and Pierce Hayel [? LAST NAME...NOT SURE ?]. The other four had been arrested the day preceding and were not tried. Marshal Gray offers a reward of $10 for anyone who shall be arrested and returned to his custody.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

About two weeks ago two saddle ponies were missing from the cattle ranch of Florer, Gould & Ayers, on the Kaw reservation, and the manager of the ranch, Capt. A. J. Hersey, thinking they were stolen and believing he knew the thief, came to town as soon as he missed the animals, to have the thief arrested. He found the man he wanted in the city, but the missing ponies were not in his possession. Leaving him to be shadowed by the officers, Capt. Hersey returned home after a day=s stay here to make further search for the ponies. Last Wednesday he wrote to Sam Burris, informing him that he had found the ponies in the Osage country, making their way to a ranch, but whether they had been stolen or turned loose, he was unable to say. He ordered the watch on the suspected party removed, and this ended the matter.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

The Winfield papers are holding a windy discussion of the question of mixed schools. To arrive at a proper understanding of the popular sentiment on the matter, the local of the Visitor devoted a day to asking the views of all he met. In three columns of answers, the pervading tone was indifference, while some few very emphatically pronounced themselves in favor of a separation of the white and colored races. But City School Superintendent Hayes comes forward to remind those desirous of a change, that, as our laws now stand, cities of the second class have no power to separate the races. Only cities of the first class have power to make the separation, and this does not extend to scholars in the high school. A discussion of the question at this present time is therefore an idle expenditure of effort.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Gone to the Home.

We mentioned a few weeks ago that John Senthouse, a disabled veteran of the war, had made application for admission to the soldiers= home at Leavenworth. A notification of his admission to that asylum was received last week, together with transportation from this city to Leavenworth. At a meeting of the Arkansas City post on Saturday evening, the battle scarred veteran being present, a letter from Hon. B. W. Perkins was read, detailing the efforts the writer had made to procure him a pension. The application having been nine years before the bureau, and recommending him to obtain an affidavit from one or more citizens, setting forth his physical disability and impoverished circumstances. The statement was made by Major M. S. Hasie, and promptly forwarded to Mr. Perkins. In recognition of this gentleman=s ready and disinterested services to disabled and war worn veterans, leave was granted Comrade Lockley to introduce at the next meeting of the post a resolution expressing the sense of the members of Mr. Perkins= patriotic performance of duty. A small grant of money was made to Comrade Senthouse to enable him to perform his journey in comfort, and a hearty God Speed was given him by all the veterans present. He started by the 6 o=clock a.m. train for the soldiers= home.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Took Him by Surprise.

One of our neighbors who has lived in Belle Plaine nine years without traveling about, came to Arkansas City last week for the first time. He looked about in amazement, and took refuge in the post office to collect his scattered senses. Will Thompson=s benevolent countenance won his confidence, and he relieved his pent-up feelings with a full confession. AWhy,@ he said, gasping for breath, AI supposed you had a quiet little town here that bore the same relation to Winfield that Belle Plaine bears to Wellington. But I see you=re ahead and driving along as fast as enterprise and energy can carry you. The business I see doing and the crowds that throng your streets are really wonderful. I can=t reconcile it with my past belief.@ Will smiled at the honest admissions of his visitor, and remarked that in these stirring times it was necessary for a man to keep his eyes and ears open and visit around a little in order to see what was doing; but the man from Belle Plaine was too absorbed to profit by our friend=s proverbial philosophy, and he several times repeated, AThis is a wonderful city.@ He had evidently confined his newspaper reading to the weekly Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Growing Up With The Country.

Geo. E. Hasie & Co., have opened the new Pickle building, just south of the Grady block, as a carriage, wagon, and farm implement repository, and are filling up their commodious premises with an immense stock of goods. They have engaged W. H. Colleasure to manage the business, and are to be congratulated on their excellent choice. The basements under the grocery store and dry goods store adjoining are to be filled with a wholesale grocery stock, for wholesale operations exclusively, their stock being too crowded for the proper conduct of their present business. By this arrangement the jobbing loads will be removed from the retail department, and the increased room they will occupy will obviate one crowding the other.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Shooting in the Territory.

News of a shooting affair was brought to town yesterday morning, which occurred at Red Rock, Indian Territory, the day preceding. The belligerents were Jack Gilbert and Tom Taylor, railroad contractors, who had been doing business in partnership. It seems the two men had not been getting along quite smoothly together, in consequence of Taylor failing to put up for his share of the outfit. Gilbert had furnished teams, scrapers, plows, etc., and his partner was to pay over one-half the money value. The bickering culminated on Monday in Gilbert declaring Taylor no longer a partner in the contract, and forbidding him to give any more orders to the workmen. Taylor became incensed at this, and drawing a revolver, shot the other through the shoulder. How serious was the wound he inflicted is not known at this writing, but it is generally believed to be dangerous. Mr. Gilbert lives on the state line, and yesterday his wife sent a wagon down in the territory to bring her husband home if he could stand the journey.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Ward Primaries. Primaries for the selection of delegates to the county and representative conventions will be held in this city tomorrow evening (Sep. 30), at 8 p.m., at the following places: 1st ward, G. B. Shaw=s office; 2nd ward, Star Livery office; 3rd ward, Judge Kreamer=s office; 4th ward, Judge Bonsall=s office. The representation will be the same as last year, to wit: First, Second, and Fourth wards, four each; Third ward, three.

L. E. WOODIN, Ex. Com.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.


Members of the Y. M. C. A. Invite Their Friends and Entertain

Them With a Pleasant Talk.

The first anniversary of the Y. M. C. A., was held in the hall of the association on Friday evening. A large audience was in attendance and a pleasant and profitable evening was enjoyed. The exercises opened by the singing of an anthem (composed by Prof. Henry B. Funk, of this city) by the choir, the composer acting as leader. The president of the association, R. W. Campbell, called on the treasurer for his report, which was read, showing receipts from all sources $675.33, disbursements $663.08, leaving a balance of $12.25 in the treasury. The secretary, E. L. McDowell, next read his report, giving the first inception of the movement in this city, the steps taken to organize, the consummation of the plan, and briefly enumerating the work that had been accomplished during the year. He felt grateful for what had been done in the cause of religion, and to advance the moral and religious interest of the young men of the city, but there was need to extend largely the sphere of their usefulness, and to accomplish this he invoked the aid of our citizens.

Rev. John O. Campbell followed in a pleasant and practical talk on AOur Work.@ The work the active members of the Y. M. C. A., had set out to accomplish, and the useful ends they were desirous to achieve during the coming year. To carry out their purpose pecuniary assistance must be extended to them, and he urged upon his hearers that money could be supplied in no more faithful use than in aiding toward the moral and religious reform of our young men.

Mr. Fisher was next called on for an address, and he took the stand to make a pleasant and practical talk of about 30 minutes. He described his journey to this city in a humorous strain, and expressed his satisfaction in finding so stirring and progressive a place. He then went into the work of the Y. M. C. A., and indicated the method whereby they could increase their revenue and extend their usefulness.

The president announced that Mr. Fisher would stay in town over Sunday, and invited the young men to attend a meeting to be held in their hall at 8 o=clock in the forenoon.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Those monkey-faced owls belonging to Oscar Titus, on exhibition in J. O. Johnson & Co.=s store, are objects of much curiosity. This pair of strange looking birds are regarded as a freak of nature, as anything exactly resembling them has never been seen by any of the crowds of spectators who have examined them. They are male and female, and were caught in a cave on the Arkansas River bank about three months ago. They are smaller than the common owl, their plumage is of a light drab color, and their comical looking countenances are covered with a fine hair or down. Their legs also are similarly covered. Oscar has had the female photographed; it does not make a handsome picture, and the happy owner of the birds declares the male is still less prepossessing. Their actions are also peculiar. When a person approaches the cage, the male bird shows his uneasiness by an oscillating movement of the head and body, while the female blows off steam like the emission of vapor from an escape valve. They bear their confinement well, eat heartily, and preserve their good condition. They are regarded as a natural curiosity, and would be a valuable addition to the zoological collection of a dime museum.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Stabbing Affray.

A serious stabbing affray occurred in this city on Saturday evening, whereby one of the revelers got badly cut in the abdomen. Half a dozen roughs having spent the evening in Blubaugh=s saloon, withdrew at a late hour by the rear entrance. In the alley four of the party made an attack on John Grogan, all being under the influence of liquor, he supposed with the intention of robbery. He drew a knife in defense, and cut J. J. Burns, one of his assailants above stated. The whole riotous crowd was taken in, and Burns was placed under the care of Dr. Morris, who found the wounds serious, but not really dangerous. On Monday the party held an interview with Judge Bryant, who assessed four of them $5 each and costs; Grogan was tried on a state charge before Justice Kreamer, County Attorney Swarts prosecuting. Yesterday the prisoner was released, the judge holding that the evidence tended to show the cutting was done in self-defense.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

City Market.

Corrected September 29th, 1886.


Hay per ton: $5.00

Baled Hay: $$6.00

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

Wheat per bu.: $.80

Oats per bu.: $.30

Potatoes per bu.: $.65

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.: $.15 & $.20

Lard per lb.: $.10

Chickens each: $.20

Eggs per doz.: $.125

Ham sliced per lb.: $.20

Bacon sliced per lb.: $.11

Beef, prime roast per lb.: $.10

Sirloin steak per lb.: $.125

Round steak per lb.: $.10

Boiling pieces: $.06 @ $.08

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

Wood per cord: $5.60


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

A Hunnewell correspondent says: AWe are almost too busy to write. The hay harvesters are rolling in the hay at a rate that makes us think we can fodder our horses next winter instead of feeding them cold winds and snow balls.

INDIAN CHIEFTAIN: A number of Missouri Pacific train men running between Muskogee and Denison have been arrested for robbing freight cars.

The cornerstone of the new Garfield University, at Wichita, will be laid with appropriate ceremonies October 8th. The handsome structure will be built of brick, with stone trimmings, at a cost of $100,000. It will include sixty rooms, including a chapel capable of seating 3,000 persons. This is the first institution of learning erected by the Christian church in Kansas, and it will be a credit to the denomination and an honor to the state.

The Cherokee Advocate, published at Tahlequah, says: ACattle are again dying in these parts at a fearful rate, from the effects of murrain; also on Grand River and Fourteen-mile Creek.@

DEXTER EYE: There is a capital joke out on a prominent Rock Township stock man, who it appears thought his daughter had eloped with a young man by the name of Carmann. He went to Winfield and with the sheriff went to A. C. and thence to the state line, but had to return without the lost girl. When he got home he found the girl there all right; she only just went a buggy riding, when her father got scared and thought she had eloped.

CEDAR VALE STAR: On Wednesday of this week John Ferry caused the arrest of one of the laborers on the Santa Fe grade, on suspicion of his being the murderer of John Breen, of Forest City, Iowa. He gave his name as John Davis, but he answers fairly well the description of the murderer, whose name is Sam Yates and for whom the Governor of Iowa offers a reward of $500. The murder was committed on the 16th of September 1884, and Yates has been traced all over the west up to a month or so ago when trace of him was lost at Wellington, this state. The prisoner has been at work on the railroad near here for about two weeks and says he belongs in Girard and can show up a good record. He submitted to the handcuffs without a tremor and gave the officers some choice chin music.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

The new law and real estate firm of Artley, Andrews & Anderson (office over the First National Bank), is making many friends and bids fair to become popular with our citizens. All three gentlemen have lately come to this city. The first named with a view to engage in some commercial business. The two latter to practice law. Getting together in social relation, they concluded to pool issues, and the result is, this tripartite alliance, with land and law for the exercise of their energies. Mr. S. Artley hails from St. Louis, and represents the extensive glass house of F. A. Drew, of that city. He has already contracted to furnish glass for the St. James Hotel, Frank J. Hess=s new insurance building, John L. Howard=s business block, and H. O. Meig=s handsome residence. He came to this city during the summer, and likes it so well that he concluded to stay here.

E. S. Andrews and D. C. Anderson are both men from Ohio. The first named from Stubenville, and the latter from Kenton, Hardin County. They are young men, full of energy, and stirred with an honorable intention to make a name for themselves. Such men are a valuable addition to the community, and we hope to see them achieve success and renown.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

New Hardware Store.

Mr. H. S. Heap has opened the store in the Hasie block, formerly occupied by Ochs & Nicholson, in the hardware line, where he will keep a good line of stoves, tinware, paints, oils, varnish, and glass. The bulk of his stock is already in place, and makes a handsome showing, but fresh goods are arriving daily, and are tastefully arranged in his commodious store. As cold weather is approaching, he has laid in an extensive assortment of stoves, for all purposes, and his stock of shelf hardware is full and complete. Mr. Heap has great confidence in the continued growth and prosperity of Arkansas City, and contributes his capital and business enterprise to aid its advancement.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Republican Meetings. Hon. B. W. Perkins, repubican candidate for congress from the Third district, will address public meetings in Cowley county on the following dates:

Winfield, Monday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Burden, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.

Arkansas City, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

Dexter, Thursday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

Public Sale. I will sell on Monday, October 11, 1886, at my old farm two miles west of Arkansas City, in Bolton Township, twenty-six head of yearling cattle, one corn and cob grinder, eleven head of colts, one stud two years old. Will sell on one years=s time for good bankable paper, or 40 percent discount for cash. Sale to commence at 10 o=clock. JOHN W. BROWN.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.

AD. THE EYE, EAR AND THROAT. DOCTOR BREEN, OCULIST AND AURIST, No. 110 Douglas avenue, near Main street, Wichita. All diseases of the Eye, Ear, and Throat, including catarrh, treated, and glasses fitted to correct all errors of refraction at short notice.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.




Gent=s Furnishing.




[Illustration in center of ad with the following copy.

>EXTRA. A Jar of Beans will be on exhibition, for everyone to guess on the number of beans it contains. 1st prize, $5.00; 2nd prize, $3.00; 3rd prize, $2.00. Oct. 6.@]



Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.


Perhaps you been goming vrom dot ciddy of Argansas Ciddy to look op DOT vurnidure peesness already. Vell, I dalks mit you aboud dot. You unt your vrow goom in my blaces by dot Lelandt House und Neuman=s schdore, by dot schdreet across mit der Bostoffice, und I shows you some vurnidure as is vurnidure. No schoddy goots on dot blace, by chimminee, und I sells you dot stuff yoost so sheap as neffer vas. You bet. A vord mit wise vas blenty.

Dot Peter Pierson, Vurnidure Man.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 29, 1886.


Having purchased the entire stock of Furniture and Undertaking of Wright & Standford; having also bought a large line of NEW FURNITURE, of all styles and prices, which will be in this week, and with an experience of twenty years in the furniture business, we feel confident in saying that we can show you one of the finest lines of furniture ever brought to Southern Kansas, and at prices to suit the times. Funerals attended with hearse. Embalming a specialty. Picture frames to order. TAGGART & HAY.


Central Block, Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 6, 1886.

An Indian Policy Suggested.

The wars between the whites and Indians on the plains and in the mountains may be scientifically stated as the struggle for the Asurvival of the fittest.@ The Indian and the buffalo must disappear before the agriculture of the white man. When we bought Louisiana and the Northwest the Indian was thrown into the purchase. These Indians are not the true aborigines. They came and destroyed a civilization which is found in ruins in all the Far West. Now, how wretched the wisdom and statesmanship of the United States in its management of the Indian question. We made treaties with these savages just as if they were independent foreign nations and owned the lands which we had purchased. We prosecuted war against them, and after they had killed as many of our settlers and soldiers as seemed good to them, they stopped fighting and we were told that they had submitted and peace was made; and the poor Indian returned to the reservation. We fed them, made presents, and gave them arms, so as to start out, as soon as may be, on a fresh raid or war-path. And all this, forsooth, be-cause they were the Awards of the nation.@ Could any policy be more miserable than that which has marked our Indian relations and governed our diplomacy. And the murderers of Gen. Custer and the 7th Regiment are cordially invited to return from Canada, where they had fled for safety and got hungry. They are cordially invited to take a reservation once more, and Sitting Bull is coddled around the country, and the gaping crowds look with interest and awe upon the brutal old scoundrel, who, with his band, slaughtered almost a regiment of our army, with the knightly and noble Custer at its head. These troops were sent to the mountains to protect the frontier settlers from murder. Our entire Indian policy is without defense or extenuation. We should never have made any treaty with them. They should now, if never before, be brought under the same laws and penalties for crime committed as any white man, and have the same protection and no more. Instead of treating with the red devils, scalping-knife in hand, who reek with the blood of our frontier settlements, they should be shot without delay. If any bargain has been made not to punish Geronimo, he should be sent to the Dry Tortugas or Florida with other restive savages, who are only happy when they can kill and violate white women and children. Dr. M. W. Willis, in the Globe-Democrat.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 6, 1886.

The Situation in the Indian Territory.

Special Dispatch to the Globe-Democrat.

LAWRENCE, KANSAS, September 30. Judge Clardy, a leading man of the Pottawatomie Nation, came up from the Indian Territory today to attend the marriage of his daughter to a leading stockman of the Territory, Mr. Boyer. The Judge informs the representative of the Globe-Democrat that the late rains have greatly improved the grass, and that the stock will round up in the winter in fine condition, the pasturage now being fine. AAre there any cattle in Oklahoma?@ inquired the Globe-Democrat correspondent. AYes,@ was the answer, Athat country is full of them. Stockmen pay little attention to lines, and if the grass is greener in Oklahoma than in the Indian Territory, they pasture there.@

ANo rings, I suppose, in the cattle business since the Democrats came into power?@

The Judge smiled and answered, AThey are hungrier than big officials, I mean than ever the Republicans were. The whole country is honey-combed with rings. The Washington end is in close communication with the Territorial end. Whether the >divis= are stopped or not, the selling of whiskey to the Indians ought to stop. Only the other day a lot of the Kickapoos got on a drunk. Chief Keokuk is a thorough disciplinarian. When the young bucks had sobered up, the old chief called them up and asked them where they got their whiskey. They were compelled to admit they got it from the agent=s son.@

AAre there any white men in Oklahoma?@

AYes, lots of them; but they are all working on the railroad. There are now between 5,000 and 6,000 persons in Oklahoma engaged in working upon the Santa Fe Railroad, the company having let contracts for about 125 miles south of Arkansas City. The bridge at Arkansas City, over the Arkansas River, will be completed in a few days, and then they expect to lay no less than two miles of track per day through the Territory. It is also reported that the bridge over Red River, in Texas, has been completed, and that a large number of laborers are at work coming North as fast as possible to make connections with the gang working South.@


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 6, 1886.

L. P. King Re-Nominated.

In the representative convention held in this city on Monday, the names of but two candidates were presented, Hon. L. P. King and Rev. J. O. Campbell, and the first named was chosen by a vote of 32 to 21. The delegation from this city went solid against him, but the outlying townships supported him energetically and the choice was made unanimous. There has been much active discussion of this matter since the nomination has been made, and those who express their dissatisfaction are not few or far between. The alleged causes for this discontent may be thus stated.

Mr. King is a Winfield man in sympathy, and when he is away from home, he registers as hailing from that city. He visits Arkansas City but rarely, is not known to the bulk of his constituents, and shows his alien feeling by the little attention he pays us. In the legislature he does not mix in with the boys, spending $10 a day on a salary of $3; but he indulges inexpensive habits and thus loses all prestige as a legislator. He has no ability as a speaker, and is altogether too easy going to amount to much as a representative. Some of these disgruntled republicans express an intention to slaughter Mr. King at the polls by putting up a candidate from this city and rallying all the strength of the party to his support.

Between now and election day there is time for all angry passions to cool, and when sober second thought takes possession of these men=s minds, we look to see them work zealously for the party nominee.

In the first place, Winfield is looking with keen gaze for a division in our councils. The serious error committed by the little ring of politicians who have managed the affairs of our neighbor city has been an indulgence of selfishness. They professed to see a great future before them; half of the railroads of the country running past their doors, and thousands of railroad employees enriching their merchants and swelling their census table. With these extravagant notions in their heads, they grew insolent, unfair, and domineering. The townships adjacent to that city were treated as dependencies, and the declaration was repeatedly made by leading men, who assumed to speak for Winfield, that they must seek the favor of that city if they wanted railroads or any other agency of development. Pride goes before a fall.

Arkansas City, by pursuing a totally different policy, is growing at the expense of its truculent neighbor. When our leading businessmen labored in Silver Dale, Spring Creek, and Cedar last spring, honestly endeavoring to secure those townships the benefits of railroad communication, and exposing the duplicity and reactionary policy of Winfield, a friendly feeling toward Arkansas City was aroused in the breasts of those people, which can be retained and perpetuated if we continue to deal fairly and generously by them.

At the convention on Monday the townships comprising this representative district (outside of the city) voted solidly, through their delegates for Mr. King. Many of his supporters personally know the man, and take this way of showing their confidence in his judgment and integrity. They know his habits to be correct, his character to be upright, and his family honorable. They do not claim that he is a brilliant orator, but they know he is clear-handed, a diligent worker, and devoted to the best interests of his constituents. His short address to the convention, when called on for a speech, was characterized with manliness and good sense, and showed conclusively that Mr. King can express his views fluently and pointedly, which are the main qualities in a practical discussion. His preference for Winfield we believe to be an unfounded charge. He denies it emphatically to this writer, declaring tht he buys his groceries of Arkansas City merchants and his farm implements of Geo. Cunningham.

This is the man nominated by the convention, and whom it will be the business of the republicans of this city to support at the polls. The townships ask it at our hands, and fidelity to party lays it on us as a duty. If those who had other preferences shall bring out another candidate; or if any number of voters shall strike Mr. King=s name from their ballots, thereby bringing about his defeat, let them bethink in time they will have a heavy reckoning to pay in the alienation of their neighbors, and a reproach attaching to the name of their city that will retard its growth and prosperity. Any opposition that may be shown will proceed from spite or political treachery, and these are qualities that no lover of the city and its welfare can afford to indulge. A straightforward course will be the true one, for honesty, now as at all times, is allied with thrift. Crooked politics are a dangerous game to play, and are always apt to plague their inventor.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 6, 1886.


The long agony is over with those who have been seeking nominations for county office, and those upon whom the choice has fallen are with their fellow republicans to struggle for success at the polls while those whose claims have been passed over are free to fall back into private life and dismiss from their minds the turmoil of office.

First, we approve the choice of Cal L. Swarts for county attorney. He is one of our fellow townsmen, allied to our interests by long participation; possessed of sterling qualities, an able and enterprising law officer, and a true man. Whatever doubt may attach to success of the other candidates for election, Cal Swarts may be considered safe beyond peradventure.

Capt. Tansey, for probate judge, is also a judicious selection. He is one of the early settlers of the county, has contributed by his skill and industry to its development, is honest and straightforward beyond suspicion or reproach, and is a capable man of business. As a soldier he served his country with gallantry and devotion, and in a civil pursuit, we may look for the same close attention to duty.

The school superintendent has been assigned to S. F. Overman. This gentleman has had long experience as a teacher, and is highly esteemed by those who know him best. But he will have to bestir himself to get there. AThe schoolmarm@ is on his tracks in hot pursuit, has sworn to her gods that she will win the office, and when a willful woman sets her mind on a thing, determined and successful strategy is needed to foil her design.

Ed Pate has again been chosen for district clerk, which is a fitting endorsement of his prompt and capable performance of duty. All tongues speak in his praise, and when the final arbitrament is made at the polls, we expect to see him lead in the race.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

J. W. Hutchison went east on Monday, to be absent a week or ten days.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Drury Warren is preparing to start on his annual trip to Arkansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

James Hill, our first ward councilman, returned home on Thursday last after an absence from the city of three weeks.

Maj. M. S. Hasie left town on Monday with his daughter, Miss Eva, to take in the St. Louis exhibition.

Mode T. Johnson is at his ranch, in Deer Creek, this week; he makes his home near Cedarvale.

F. F. Wood, the genial host of the Great Western Hotel at Burden, was in town yesterday, taking in the sites.

Dr. Hazelton removed his office on Monday to one of the new rooms in the First National Bank Building.

We understand a marble yard will soon be started in this city, on the lot adjoining the city hall.

The price of hogs is improving. Fat hogs sold in the market last week at $3.60 per hundred pounds.

Ranchmen are rounding up to brand spring cattle. The crop is lighter this year than usual.

Charley Brewster returned from Hamilton County, this site, Monday, where he has been proving up his claim.

Russell Baird has sold his property in the 4th ward, just east of the stone schoolhouse, to Marsh Fairclo. Consideration, $1,200.

A number of our citizens have been subpoenaed to appear at the United States Court at Fort Smith, Arkansas, on the 22nd inst.

John N. Florer, from the Osage Agency, was in town on Monday, having brought a young daughter with him to attend school.

Miss Eva Woodin has received an appointment as teacher at the Omaha Agency, Nebraska, and left home last week to enter on her duties.

J. C. Topliff and wife took a vacation last week, spending their holiday on C. M. Scott=s ranch, twelve miles east of here.

Mayor Schiffbauer is in Butler County, doing citizens=s work toward the success of the bond election shortly to be held there.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Mrs. Albert Worthley and daughter, Edna, returned Saturday from Phillips, Maine, where they have been spending the summer, visiting friends and relatives.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

We acknowledge a friendly call on Monday from Hon. L. P. King, and M. S. Tetter, of Vernon Township, and regret our absence from the office at the time of their visit.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Postmaster Sinnott expects soon to receive the new letter sheet. It consists of stamped sheets of paper blocked together, which are designed to supersede the use of postal cards.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

T. C. Atkinson, attorney for M. W. Barnes, received word on Monday from the department that an increase of pension from $6 to $12 per month has been allowed in the claim.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Wolves in Silverdale Township frequently kill young calves in the day, and rob the hen roosts at night. Two railroads to Silverdale will redeem her from the wild prairie country and drive the wolf from the door.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Broom corn will sell right here for $80 to $100 a ton. Let some of our farmers try a few acres next year. Where is our friend, Josiah Downing, with the broom factory he talked of starting this fall?


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

O. J. Dougherty sold out his drug business on Saturday to H. C. Dent, and is now on a visit to St. Louis. Mr. Dent is shaping over the store, and being an experienced chemist and druggist, we predict for him success in his business.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Miss Mary and Isaac Danks, sister and brother to the Danks Bros., of this city, who have been visiting their relatives for the past month, returned home last week, being summoned hastily on account of their mother=s sickness.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

The Two Johns Comedy company will give a performance in the Opera House tomorrow evening. This is the fifth annual trip of this celebrated troupe, this being the first season that they have extended their travels west of the Mississippi. The performance is highly spoken of by the press, and the price they present is irresistibly amusing.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Some Missouri gentlemen are here who propose to erect sheds for sand, to be drawn from the Arkansas River bed when the water is low. They will ship it to our neighbor state over the Frisco and State Line railroads. Here is another useful enterprise underway that will call for a train of cars every week, and employ 20 to 30 men.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

In a political meeting last week, W. P. Hackney allowed his evil passions to rise, and his unruly tongue fell foul of W. M. Allison, editor of the Visitor. This brought about a collision between the two, which was promptly stopped by bystanders. The next morning Mr. Hackney interviewed the police justice, and condoned the offense by paying $12.25.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Thos. Phillips, who was formerly with Dr. C. D. Brown, of this city, and subsequently local on the Dexter Eye, is now in Denver, returned to his former craft of the art preservative. He writes to this editor: AI shall remain here during the winter and return to Kansas in the spring, and would than like a position in your office.@ Tommy shall have his position when he presents himself in person, if we have to enlarge the building to accommodate him.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

DIED. A young man named Edward McElwain, whose friends live in Greenville, Ohio, died at the Monumental Hotel, on Friday evening, of lesion of the brain induced by epilepsy. He had spent two weeks in Winfield previous to coming here, and during his short stay in Arkansas City, had purchased some lots, paying a trifling deposit on them. But before the transfer was made, the young man took to his bed and succumbed to the fatal malady. The body was embalmed, and on Saturday it was forwarded to his friends for interment.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

A business card in our columns announces a co-partnership formed between Dr. S. C. Acker and Dr. K. Tinker, late of Ohio. The latter is a young man, but experienced in his profession, and bringing the reputation of a successful practitioner. Dr. Acker, finding his practice beyond his physical endurance and his health suffering in consequence of his close application, readily availed himself of the opportunity presented by Dr. Tinker=s presence of relieving himself of a portion of his professional work, and hence the partnership was formed. Both gentlemen have our hearty wishes for success.




Arkansas City, Kansas.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

A stockman of this city who makes extensive use of agricultural machinery, offers the following suggestion: ASomeone should put in a general supply stock for machinery repairs at this place. Farmers complain that one year a mowing machine is sold here, and the next year when they want some portion of its gearing for repairs, it is out of the market or has no agent here. The William Anvoy [?] Wood mower, for instance. An extensive farmer, a neighbor of mine remarked to me the other day, that he bought an Eureka mower some time ago, which cut a six-foot swath, and pleased him vastly. But it now wants a few repairs, and he cannot use this valuable implement because there is no way to fix it up. One of our implement dealers would do well to profit by this suggestion.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Gov. J. B. St. John gives the Winfield prohibitionists a free talk this evening.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

The school board on Monday evening purchased the furniture for the new schoolhouse.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

J. A. McCormick, manager of the Oil Cattle Company, wants to purchase 1,000 spring calves.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Mrs. E. F. Shindle returned home yesterday from a two weeks= visit among friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

The Presbyterian synod of the Kansas church is in session at Lyndon, Osage County, and the presbytery holds its meetings at Parsons.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Lorenzo D. Cornell and Capt. Wells, of Shreve, Ohio, came to see the wonders of our city on Monday, and dropped into our sanctum.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

The Arkansas & Kansas Valley railroad is surveyed as far as the Osage reservation, and it is expected the surveying party will be here within thirty days.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Maj. L. J. Miles and J. H. Sherburne started last week for the Osage country. It is believed they are the advance agents of a booming colony.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Chas. H. Price and family, of Indiana, arrived in this city last Friday, and are the guests of Mrs. Carrie Morse. Mr. Price will embark in business here.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Wichita wants some of the flagging from the quarry south of Arkansas City past the state line, whenever the Santa Fe company will give satisfactory rates.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Wanted. 1,000 head of spring calves, steers preferred. Address

J. A. McCormick, P. O. Box 123, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

G. W. Cunningham, with his wife and sister, were among the excursionists to St. Louis, on Monday. N. T. Snyder and wife were also in the company.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Simon H. Steinberg, the king clothier, came to town yesterday to be present at the formal opening of his branch store this evening. He expresses himself entirely satisfied with the success that has attended his venture.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

S. C. Lindsay and wife left for Emporia to attend the grand army reunion, and also to take in the great council of the Improved Order of Red Men. They expect to be home on Friday.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

The handsome silver-mounted flagon and salver, presented by the Union Square Company, on Saturday evening, fell to the lot of Miss Anna Haney, our courteous and efficient assistant postmaster.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

E. D. Eddy, with his children, left for Leavenworth on Friday last to attend a druggist convention, and also to meet Mrs. Eddy, who has been on a visit to friends in Maine. They were expected home last evening.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

The next lecture of the free course, given by the Y. M. C. A., will be delivered in the association hall Friday evening next, by Rev. J. G. M. Hurah. His subject will be, AThe Hero of the Modern World.@ All are invited.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

The result of the republican county convention of the 2nd inst., was the nomination of the following ticket. For probate Judge, W. L. Tansey; for county attorney, C. L. Swarts; for school superintendent, S. P. Overman; for district clerk, Ed Pate.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Winfield is having no end of trouble. Two or three miscegenating marriages in that city have created quite a scandal, and the quarrel between two loan and insurance brokers in which two bank officers took a compromising part, led to columns of apologetic explanation in the papers. A heavy bank defalcation discovered two or three weeks ago was followed up by another default made in the payment of interest due on the city bonds. Now we learn that the subscribers to the Methodist college subsidy refuse to pay Athe sums set opposite their respective names.@ All this is bad for the credit of our thrasonical neighbors.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Rev. S. B. Fleming has been absent from the city two weeks, called to the home of his parents in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, by the dangerous illness of his father and mother. The latter died September 23rd, aged 73 [? Could be 78] years, her son having the melancholy satisfaction of being present at the death bed. The father is two years older, and suffering from a fall from a hay rick, which accident happened five weeks ago. His survival is considered doubtful. The date of Mr. Fleming=s return cannot be given at this writing, as he will remain to see the issue of his father=s illness.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

On Friday last we received pleasant calls from Edward B. Hobson, a banker of Carrollton, Illinois; from Geo. Carman, a solid farmer of Sturgis, Michigan; from Jno. G. Wilson, an intelligent, well-informed farmer hailing from Hillsboro, Illinois; and from F. S. Blaker, a merchant doing business in Des Moines. All expressed themselves favorably impressed with the business activity and visible growth and prosperity of the city, and all ordered the TRAVELER sent to their homes, as they wished to keep informed of our future doings. It is the testimony of all travelers that Arkansas City is the busiest place of its size to be found anywhere.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

The nomination on Saturday by the Winfield republicans of James F. Martin for representative in the legislature, in place of Ed. Greer, who sought re-election, is a nauseous dose to the Courier, and it pulls wry faces over the medicine. Following is the editorial comment of that journal over the work of the convention.

AThe gentleman whose name heads this article is now the Republican nominee for representative of this district, made so by a pronounced majority of all the votes of the country districts. Hence he is entitled to, and will receive, the support of all republicans. His canvass was most active and energetic, while his opponent made none. His main points were made on his opponent=s known connection with a live, active railroad corporation, with many town sites and other business interests. These have always been regarded by our farming community as strong disqualifications for this office. Outside of considerable able-bodied campaign lying, which is probably excusable, Mr. Martin is an excellent citizen. He is progressive, active, and ambitious, and will work incessantly for success. We believe that Winfield=s interests will be fully protected by his election and that no Republican in or out of the city can afford to vote against him.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

City Council.

The council met in regular session on Monday evening, Acting Mayor Thompson presiding. A large number of bills were disposed of.

A petition from D. D. Keeler to build an addition to his livery barn, 16 x 80 feet, was referred to the building committee.

Jas. Christian asked leave to build a frame dwelling on his lots in the Second ward, which was granted. Dr. Alexander also petitioned for leave to put up an addition to his residence on North Summit Street; leave was accorded.

An ordinance extending the fire limits two blocks north and the same distance south was read and passed. Four other ordinances of minor importance were also adopted.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

WINFIELD VISITOR: Billy Green, a painter, came near ending his earthly existence yesterday by taking the morphine route to glory. He got stuck on Becky Hulse, a girl at the Occidental Hotel, and was told yesterday that he needn=t come anymore. Billy said he would go and kill himself and proceeded to take so large a dose of morphine that it required the services of a doctor to keep him on this man-dane sphere.

COFFEYVILLE JOURNAL: A gentleman who came up from the Territory on Wednesday brought the report that a corps of engineers was at work on the line of the extension of the Southern Kansas between Coffeyville and Ft. Smith. He said they were some distance up on the Coffeyville branch, and that it was generally believed that the road from this point would be built before that from Arkansas City. Our railroad boom is just beginning.

WINFIELD COURIER: Frederic Lockley, editor of the A. C. Traveler, was doing the metropolis today. He is one of the county=s best heavy-weight writers, has had many years= experience in journalism and is making a substantial, readable and reliable paper of the TRAVELER.

The interest due Sept. 1st on the $10,000 in bonds issued to build the city hall in Winfield, has defaulted, and the Courier is anxiously inquiring, AWho is to blame?@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Return of the Show Indians.

A number of Pawnees came in from the east last Wednesday, who have been starring it with Dr. Carver during the summer. They were gorgeously dressed, looked well in flesh, and showed stage training in their graceful movements. They were expected a day or two before their arrival, and their parents and other relatives were on hand to carry them home. On the day mentioned Pawnees were thick on the streets, attracting the attention of the many strangers in town. The show business is evidently enjoyed by the unsophisticated red man, and perhaps it may be regarded as a civilizing agency. Traveling about the country and being made the heroes of the hour must certainly enlarge their ideas, and have a natural tendency to stimulate that lethargy of mind and body which makes our red brother so unprogressive. The returned Pawnees and their friends were quite numerous on the streets the remainder of the day, and the next they were early in their wagons to take in supplies before returning home. Frank Smith was favored with a good share of their trading, and by the time he had got rid of his dusky customers, he had ridded himself of an immense amount of groceries.

It was noticed that every wagon contained a showy and commodious trunk. This is an article of real utility to the Indian, as it forms a receptacle for many a piece of litter which in his limited housekeeping has hitherto been Ahung up on the floor.@ But besides prizing a trunk for its usefulness, the redskins hold it in great regard as an article of adornment. They admire its glitter and brass nails, and to protect it from rain will cover it with every wrap that comes to hand and go unprotected themselves. Toward 10 o=clock on Thursday the Pawnees started homeward, with very little of their money left, but well provided with clothing, provisions, and other necessaries.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

A Double Murder.

A correspondent of the Sedan Graphic, writing from Cascade, Chautauqua County, gives the following details of the double murder perpetrated in that village on Sunday morning, Sept. 26.

AThis community was thrown into intense excitement Sunday morning by a shooting affair that resulted in the killing of one of our most respected colored men, Ben Williams, and the fatal wounding of Wm. Andrews, by a dissolute tramp that lived in the nation, named Simon Smith. Smith and Andrews had a difficulty in the morning, what about is not known; but Smith left, saying as he went that he was going after his pistol. Andrews went over to the schoolhouse and shortly after Smith came up and called him out, having his hand on his pistol. Some words passed when Mr. Arbaugh and Uncle Ben Williams shut the door; Smith then ran to the window and commenced shooting. The first shot struck Ben Williams, penetrating the heart; the next shot grazed Mr. Arbaugh, when Andrews shot at Smith; the next shot Smith fired struck Andrews just above the abdomen, inflicting what is supposed to be a fatal wound. Sol Butler, colored, and the constable, with several other colored men, started to hunt for the murderer, who had fled, but late Sunday evening he went to Caneyville and surrendered to the officers. Smith and his father formerly lived here, but about four years ago their home was >deeded from under them,= it being a claim, since which time the boy Simon has been drifting about, mostly in the territory, and has grown up to be a >bad man.= Very few colored families respected him enough to invite him to their homes. His father and mother live on Mission Creek, in the nation, and are honest old people.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Township Caucus.

There will be a mass censsus of the voters of Creswell Township at the Stone house, one mile south of Arkansas City, on Saturday, the 30th inst., at 2 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of nominating township officers. W. C. GUYER,



Township Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

To My Patrons. I have removed my shoe shop from the Hasie Block to Central Avenue, just west of Judge Bonsall=s office, where I invite my customers and friends to call on me.

Respectfully, W. W. BROWN.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.


What He Says About Times in the East, and the Chief Town of

Sedgwick County.

Ed Grady returned home with his family from their trip east last week, after an absence of nearly a month. Some of his friends thought that the influence diffused by large and cultured communities, with which he would have to mix in his travels more or less, would take some of the wild Irishman out of his make-up, and tone him down to a quiet and responsible citizen. But he comes back obstreperous and irreclaimable as ever.

Our reporter encountered this aggressive lumber man an hour or so after his return, and inquired how he enjoyed himself during his vacation.

Our stalwart friend is pretty easy with the world, the rise in real estate has increased his wealth several thousands, and of course he does not lie awake o=nights wondering how he is going to meet his bills.

Mr. Grady said he had had a gorgeous time. He did not throw off the harness for a vacation very often, but when he did put out for a holiday he chased the glowing hours for all they were worth.

AHow do you find times away from home?@ asked the reporter.

ADull is no name for it; the towns I stayed at reminded me of Goldsmith=s Deserted Village.@

This provoked the question, AWhere did you make your stay?@

AIn Ohio. My wife has a generation of uncles and aunts and cousins in the Buckeye state, and we visited in three towns where they make their abode. But, great Scott! It was dull there! Why there hasn=t been a pint of paint, or fourteen nails driven in any one of those places for twenty-two years.@

AIn a manner of speaking,@ the reporter suggested, knowing his interlocutor=s tendency to exaggeration.

ANo manner of speaking about it,@ he rejoined doggedly, Abut for an absolute fact. They don=t build there--they don=t improve; they just live along as if the day of judgment was close at hand. But they live well, mind you; those Buckeyes are no niggard providers. Business does not hurry them, they have all the time there is; their farms and town lots are worth as much this year as next, so they are never distressed about setting too low a price, and they get along as comfortably as people stranded on a sand bar can be expected.@

AYou find things lively here,@ our man of items remarked, Anow you have got back to your old haunts?@

AYes, I see there is still some stir on the streets. But if you want to see a boom in its full proportions, and a people traveling along a level, macadamized road to opulence and distinction, you must go to Wichita. Three hundred buildings in course of construction there, many of them five and six story business blocks, and all this energy inadequate to keep up with the demand. I could point you to hundreds of men in that city who went there fifteen years ago without a nickel, and now each has a bank account to make a man=s mouth water. There=s one man, a former neighbor of mine, who started out without a second shirt to his back, who owns forty-two lots, everyone of them worth from $5,000 to $15,00.@

But this is Ed Grady=s weakness. Coleridge=s Ancient Mariner would hold the listener with his glistening eye while he told about the Albatross he had wantonly slain, and our burly neighbor of the second ward will favor you with his conversational charms all day long if you will consent to sit still and hear him recount the marvels of Wichita. But he has such a perplexing way of mixing jest with earnest, and cogging the unsuspecting bystander when his countenance and manner are the most serious, that it is really a hard matter to divine what he is aiming at. One who knows this wily jester=s true inwardness, has a suspicion of being sold when listening to his soberest statements. Medical experts tell of subjects who are crazy as a bedbug on one thing and wise as Solomon on all else. Ed Grady=s lunacy is Wichita; but if you can lead him away from that besetting topic, his solid horse sense never fails to distinguish a hawk from a handsaw.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Stock and Ranch Items.

Fifteen to twenty loads of loose hay are brought to this city from the Territory daily, which sells readily for $4 to $5 a ton. Baled prairie hay sells at $6 by the ton, and 40 cents in 100 lb. Bales.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Our Public Schools.

EDITOR TRAVELER: I think our school trustees are making a serious mistake in allowing this pleasant weather to pass by and the schools closed. Everywhere else in the state and beyond, the schools are in active operation, while in this city, it is talked, they will be closed yet another month; and all this because the Second ward schoolhouse is unfinished and may take a month yet to be made ready for use. My plan would be to open the schools without delay, and when the new school building is ready, to open that; and when the school time is over, to give the scholars in the new building as much more time as they lost in the beginning. This would work injustice to none, and would certainly be a common sense proceeding.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Notice. The township committeemen of the Sixtieth representative district will meet at the office of C. T. Atkinson, in Arkansas City, Kansas, Oct. 12, 1886, at 2 p.m., for the transaction of important business. C. T. ATKINSON, Chairman.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

To Whom It May Concern.

The undersigned having purchased the business, drug stock, and fixtures of O. J. Dougherty, in this city, this is to give notice that Mr. Dougherty remains responsible for all his indebtedness.


Arkansas City, Oct. 4th.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

Lecture Course. The Y. M. C. A. have made the following engagements for their fall lecture course: Geo. R. Wendling, Laura Dainty, Dr. Jas. Headly, and the Alpina Choir. Further announcements will be made in due time.

[Note: May have some of the names wrong! Hard to read!]


Arkansas City Traveler, October 6, 1886.

AD. GO TO THE GREEN FRONT, No. 503. And See the New Goods Now Arriving. O. P. HOUGHTON.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 13, 1886.

It is now reported that the secretary of the interior has under consideration a proposition to allow certain tribes of Indians in the Northwest the privilege of utilizing the grass upon the surplus lands of their reservation by allowing them to take cattle from neighboring stockraisers to pasture. This means that ultimately the cattlemen in this region will be allowed again to pasture their herds in the Indian Territory. There never was any sense in driving them out. They were paying the Indians a large sum of money annually for grass which the latter put to no use. When the cattlemen were ordered out, the Indians lost this income, and nothing running on two legs or four was benefited. The secretary of the interior now sees his mistake, and takes this means to remedy it.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 13, 1886.


How the Coming Greatness of that City Lingers by the Way.

This editor, in company with a number of Sandhillers, took a run to Winfield last week, to enlarge his ideas and study the manners of a people on the road to distinction and opulence. Our neighbor city enjoys the advantage of being the county seat, and is ambitious of attaining to the proportions of the metropolis of Southern Kansas. Several towns at present stand in the way of this preeminence. Wichita and Wellington and Harper having a larger population each and showing a more rapid growth; but the possibilities of this region of country have no limit, and the community that is bound to achieve greatness cannot be repressed. The ardent souls of Winfield are filled with the vision of entire blocks of wholesale houses of palatial proportions, and a commercial activity that will bring half the railroads of the continent running past their doors.

Judge Soward=s roseate picture of our neighbor city=s future greatness is thus found expressed:

AWith our immense lines of trunk railway, with their long trains sweeping through, bearing every community of the world; with the dozens of long passenger trains rolling through here daily, carrying people from one side of the continent to the other; with our vast resources thoroughly developed, under the stimulating influences of the nucleus we now have, the imagination can=t begin to realize what the future will reveal.@

The party of Sandhillers aforesaid, with this writer in their company, disembarked at the Frisco depot, to subject themselves to the stimulating influences that are to achieve such marvels. Omnibuses were in waiting to carry them into the busy haunts of our neighbor town, and a street car stood solitary and alone on the track to pick up the overflow of the smaller conveyances. But the visitors ignored these modern conveniences, for they pushed forward along the plank walk, and after walking two or three blocks along the main street in company, scattered themselves through the mural nucleus.

The present embryo of a great commercial city does not strike the visitor with its business activity. The morning was half spent as the writer paced along its principal street. There was no rush of vehicles along its thoroughfare, no hurrying through of pedestrians.

Pride in their part, defiance in their eye,

I see the lords of human kind pass by

Intent on high delight.

The tradesmen and their clerks were idling at the doors enjoying the crisp air of an October morning, and waiting for the eager crowd of customers to come. Looking around for signs of growth and improvement, we saw a handsome bank building receiving its finishing touches, a business house in course of construction, and in the neighborhood of the rink a rough board building was going up, evidently designed for storage purposes. The stimulating influences that are to transform this city into the emporium of the northwest have not got fully to work yet.

Proceeding to the courthouse and passing the county jail, we were impressed with the shabbiness and inadequacy of the structure, and on visiting the offices found the arrangements meagre and the whole interior suggestive of first principles. Ascending to the courtroom we found judge and jury engaged trying some trivial breach of contract case.

Ward caucuses were being held, to choose delegates to the county convention. There was a noisy gathering of excited politicians, and crowds gathered at the various polling places, who were willing to cast aside all thought of coming greatness for awhile, in order to get the right delegates elected. There was a keen contest between opposing factions, and the excitement was kept up till late in the evening.

This seemed to be the main business of the day, for we noticed the stores poorly patronized through the business hours and traffic on the streets no way disturbing to the contemplation. Wandering out to the Frisco depot, we found our fellow townsman, Joseph W. Hutchison, in waiting. He had been subpoenaed as a witness in a railroad suit, and was waiting the arrival of a special train to take him out as an expert to appraise a strip of land condemned for railroad uses. The train did not come along, and the pair of Sandhillers sat down to talk. Not a soul was moving about the platform, not a dray came up to transfer any of the commodities gathered there from the varied industries of the world, not even a small boy was on hand to display his unfailing powers of annoying everybody within reach. Across the way were two vacant stores and the whole surrounding as quiet as a graveyard.

Some distance north a gang of men was at work extending the street car track toward a piece of timber. The purpose of this enterprise being to reach a proposed addition to the city where building lots will be available for the thousands of trainmen who will make their home in our neighbor city.

By-and-bye the street car came up bearing the passengers, but engaged in running its regular trips. The driver changed his sorry looking team from end to end; and eyed the pair of idlers wistfully, as though he wanted someone to go along to relieve his monotony. The two Sandhillers took seats in his car to wile away the hours till train time and to aid a laudable enterprise. From the driver we learned that this car formed the entire rolling stock of the road, and that, except when the trains came in, he carried but few passengers. The wages to be paid him had not been decided by the board of directors, but he thought the receipts of the day would suffice to pay him moderate wages. When Winfield shall have Abecome a great city, with its dozens of business streets, and princely wholesale and retail establishments,@ as Mr. Eaton reads the future, a more extensive equipment will be required for this street car track, and the wages paid to the drivers will not be a matter of such surpassing moment. On the way back from the Santa Fe depot, a Winfield passenger took his seat in the car, his fare dropped into the box swelling the receipts of that round trip to twenty-five cents.

Promptly on time, at 6:08 p.m., the through passenger train came up, and the party of Arkansas City people, who had spent the day in that city of coming greatness, gladly took their seats aboard; and arriving at home, although well along in the evening, felt their senses relieved by the stir that met their gaze on the streets and the general indications of growth and prosperity.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 13, 1886.

BIG AD. WINTER WRAPS. We have just received the last shipment of winter wraps from the largest manufacturer of these goods in America. Our stock is now complete and very large. We are showing beautiful styles in Short Wraps, Newmarkets, and JACKETS in Plush, Frize Boucle, and Diagonal Cloths. They are perfect in make, style, and finish, and absolutely PERFECT IN FIT.

We have a large line of Misses= and Children=s WRAPS, And hope you will not buy until you have examined our stock. You will find our prices very low. S. Matlack,



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 13, 1886.

BIG AD. New Goods Constantly Arriving at

The Chicago Dry Goods Store.

Stock Always Full and Complete.

Prices as low as the lowest. Fair treatment and prompt attention. Everybody invited by

B. DAVIDSON, Proprietor.

Houghton Block, 2 doors south of George E. Hasie, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

Fresh oysters served up in all styles at Rothenhoefer and Co.=s.

Col. W. J. Pollock as a touch of malaria.

Twelve new members were enrolled by the Y. M. C. A., on Monday.

Furrry & Long, the real estate men, of Geuda, have sold a lot in that city to Mrs. Myers, of this place, for $250, upon which she will erect a dwelling.

The First Presbyterian Church was still closed last Sabbath, the pastor being absent on account of the death of one parent and the sickness of another.

Geo. Reed, for several years foreman of Joseph H. Sherburne=s cattle ranch, came to town on Monday, and will probably take up his abode here.

We regret to learn that Charles Danks is again down with malarial fever. He has been so long ailing that a change of air seems necessary.

Dr. Acker leaves today for a vacation visit to Chicago, to be absent three or four weeks. The doctor has not been enjoying good health lately, and rest and change of air will no doubt be beneficial.

We don=t hear anymore about those fifteen new business houses that were to be erected in Winfield this fall. What is the matter? Is the improvement to be deferred till the spring?

The young ladies who were refused admission to Prof. Fisher=s dance party on Monday evening, because they were not provided with the price of admission, have the sincere sympathy of their many friends.

R. E. Howe, the rustling real estate man, of Maple City, was in town on Saturday. He says he has been away from home for a week looking into railroad matters, and he mentions no end of roads that are heading this way.

Saturday was showery, and the roads heavy with the recent rains, but this did not prevent an immense influx of farmers and others to do their trading, and for several hours the street and stores were thronged with a busy populace.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

M. G. Gee is among the fortunate ones of this community. His farm on the east side of the Walnut has trebled in value by the boom in real estate, and he is now husking his crop of corn which measures 50 bushels to the acre.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

The Winfield Telegram last week announces its intention of starting a daily paper on the 12th (yesterday). We understand that $500 has been raised to pay the expense of running it through the campaign.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

D. D. Leahy, editor of the Caldwell Times, favored us with a call last week. Our brother quill has the misfortune to be a Democrat, but he is a bright companionable gentleman, and a good printer. He is publishing a good paper, and deserves to succeed.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

W. T. Stanford, better known as Missouri Bill, was arrested on Saturday by Sheriff McIntire for keeping a gambling house in this city, and on Monday he was bound over by Justice Kreamer in $500 to answer to the charge.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

The base ball match between Wellington and a home team, which was to have been played last Friday (an adjournment from the preceding Tuesday), was again deferred on account of the slippery condition of the ground.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

J. B. Tucker started yesterday on a visit to Ohio, to be gone a month. Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. Huston (sister to Mrs. Tucker) accompanied him as far as Kansas City; Mrs. Tucker to stay with her relatives in Leavenworth, and Mrs. Huston in the town across the Kaw.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

Complaint comes to this office of the ill treatment of a two-year-old child by its mother--a fast woman, who lives over Godehard=s store. The suffering inflicted on the little innocent is said to be merciless, and we publish this complaint that the city marshal may acquaint himself with the facts.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

MARRIED. John L. Howard and Allie Bowe were issued a document of wedded bliss Wednesday. The groom swore Judge Gans to secrecy, but the distances seems to warrant safety, so the newspaper fiend lets it out. Courier. Can it be possible that this is our John? Democrat. The very man. Two loving hearts made one.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

Philadelphia intends to pay her mayor $12,000 a year. There is also some talk of increasing the salary of the mayor of this city. His present pay is $1 per annum. In view of the enhanced value of real estate, and the increased assessment roll to be made up next spring, it would not be at all out of proportion to double our mayor=s income.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

The proposed amendment to the state constitution provides for an immediate increase of the judges of the supreme court from three to five; and a further increase to seven, when so enacted by a two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature. The amendment to be voted on at the next general election.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

C. M. Scott returned from Kansas City. Sunday night he started to Cadiz, Ohio, to attend the funeral of his father, J. W. Scott, but on account of the freight wreck at Kansas City, was unable to reach home in time. Many of our citizens will remember Mr. Scott, who has twice paid this place a visit, and made many friends. His age was 75 years, and his death very sudden.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

H. J. Martin (of Burke & Martin), came home from the territory on Friday to visit his family. He reports their herd safely enclosed on the Saginaw Cattle Co.=s ranch, on the Salt Fork, but all hands have been busy lately building quarters, corrals, and getting things in shape for the winter. He reports the cattle in fine condition, and their situation much improved by the change of pasture.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

Mahlon Bond, late of East Bolton, came into our office on Thursday, to order the address of his paper changed to Parke County, Indiana. He has lived in this county nine years, working his farm diligently and prospering fairly, but his wife=s health has given out, and having a chance to sell his farm to advantage, he made the sale and is now foot loose. He says he expects to spend about one year in the east, giving his children the advantages of school this while, and then, if his wife=s health admits, he thinks it likely he will be drawn back to Kansas. Mr. Bond is an upright man and progressive citizen, and we regret to part with useful a member of the community.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

The Winfield Board of Trade has expended a good amount of wealth ($250 the Courier informs us) in procuring 5,000 copies of a publication (the Illustrated Southern Kansas), which contains a fulsome write-up of that city. These have been distributed among the people of Winfield with the request that they send the pamphlets to their eastern friends. But the complaint is made that they don=t go through the post office. There may be a reason for this. The Winfielders see loaded passenger trains every day, each composed of five or six coaches, carrying their burden past their doors to Arkansas City, and they may not care to advertise their city, when this town gets the benefit of the immigration. This advertising scheme does not seem to pan out.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

Harry Farrar and wife returned home from their eastern trip last Wednesday.

J. W. Berkey, editor of the Crank, was in town yesterday looking up business.

Mrs. DeTurk has been seriously ill with typhoid for some time, and her condition remains unimproved.

Hon. B. W. Perkins will address the voters of Arkansas City in the Opera House next Wednesday evening.

Sickness is quite prevalent in town, which is mainly due to recent rains and the impure condition of our streets.

Wanted to rent by a prompt paying tenant a 3 or 4 room residence within 4 or 5 blocks of post office address lock box 7 [?].

Agent Osborne and wife, of Ponca, came to town on Monday, and returned the day following. They were guests of Mrs. J. H. Sherburne.

Julius Behrend has been indisposed some days from malaria and the effects of his fall. He starts today for a health trip to Cincinnati.

We are pleased to see M. W. Sawyer on the street again after his recent runaway accident. He was badly shaken up in the fall, and is still very store, but he talks of being all right in a few days.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

Hon. J. D. C. Atkins, Indian Commissioner, with his son, arrived in this city on Sunday, and started the following day for the Osage Agency, under the escort of John D. Ward, mine hose of the Leland.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

E. D. Eddy returned from Leavenworth on Wednesday, bringing his wife who has been on a visit to Maine, and also his mother, a brisk and intelligent old lady of eighty, who will spend several weeks in the home of her son.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

There has been a change in the business of Kroenert & Austin, the latter having sold out his interest to his partner. The cause of this dissolution has not been made known, but it throws one of the best grocery trades in town into the hands of Mr. Kroenert. Mr. Austin, it is talked, will embark in the wholesale trade, in John L. Howard=s new store.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

The Visitor says diphtheria is raging in Winfield worse and worse. On Monday evening several new cases were reported, among them were Mrs. G. H. Buckman and the little son of Geo. H. Coppen [?]. Mr. Crippen=s daughter is still very low. The disease has taken a malignant type, and is to some extent, contagious.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

John Annis, of East Bolton, is among the victims of the hail storm last August, and other unfavorable agencies, and has gathered no corn crop as a consequence. To make up for a bad summer he has taken a contract to work on the Santa Fe extention to the territory, and expects to commence operations in a few days.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

If Frank Schiffbauer cannot tell from time to time whether he is a republican or democrat or a greenbacker, how will he know what measures to advocate if he should be elected to the legislature? These political whirligigs won=t do, a man must have the force of his convictions and be impelled by that force. First know that you are right and then go ahead.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

The contract for completing the Indian Territory extension of the Santa Fe railroad, from Red River to the Canadian River, a distance of 115 miles, was Monday awarded to Morgan Jones, he guaranteeing completion by May 1, 1887. Mr. Jones is president of Ft. Worth & Denver road, and is the partner of Mr. Burns in the construction of the Santa Fe from Gainesville to Red River. Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

The prohibition apostle, John Peter, lectured to an audience of one hundred persons in Winfield last Wednesday. His talk was pervaded with bitter spite against the republican party, his object apparently being to pull down the republican party rather than to talk up prohibition. The ex-Governor=s visit was treated with indifference by the people, who so offended him that he slipped off on the Frisco train instead of staying to lecture in the evening. Political treachery retains but few followers. [Talking about St. John.]


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

On the first of the month, Maj. L. J. Miles and Joseph Sherburne, accompanied Jas. A. Martin, chief engineer of the Kansas and Arkansas Valley road, to the Osage Agency, their aid being volunteered to assist the survey party, under Frank Moore, division engineer, in running their lines over the difficult piece of country between Osage and the Kaw Agency. The survey party consisted of thirteen men, all told, and the typographical knowledge of our fellow townsmen proved quite useful in enabling the engineer to run a practicable route. By dint of perseverance in clearing away the underbrush and thoroughly looking over the ground, a line was located which is described to us as quite favorable. The parties came to town on Sunday. Messrs. Miles, Sherburne, and Moore, the two first named having performed their duties, and Engineer Moore to hunt up a competent cook for his party. The survey is now being made northward to this city from the Kaw Agency.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

STAR KANSAN: The railroad bonds voted by the townships in Cowley County between Arkansas City and Cedar Vale, to the State Line route, will, it is reported, be accepted by the Santa Fe, which will use them in extending our Independence & Southwestern line to Arkansas City, where it will connect with the great through line to Texas, via Oklahomo, which is now building.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

Business Notes.

B. Davidson calls attention to his new stock of dry goods, to which he is receiving additions every day. He is but newly opened in this city, but he has a nicely selected stock and an attractive store, and we notice he is gaining a good run of custom.

Steinberg, the King Clothier, makes fresh announcement of his immense stock of clothing and underwear, which he offers at prices that cannot be beaten. Fair dealing marks this establishment, goods always being found as represented.

C. R. Sipes offers his new stock of stoves for sale, with shelf and heavy hardware, and tinware till you can=t rest.

O. P. Houghton is the Aold reliable@ in the dry goods line. He is always at home to his customers, and has a stock of goods which for variety and elegance is certain to suit the most fastidious.

S. D. Stover, the new boot ad shoe man, from Wichita, is opening a nice business in the Bittle block, and is always urbane and attentive to customers. He has a fine stock of ladies= and gentlemen=s wear, to which he is making constant additions.

Stacy Matlack announces novelties in dry goods, and a stock of staples in winter wear surpassed by no house in the city.

Al Horn has been fitting up for the fall season with a choice stock of boots and shoes, of the most approved make, and adapted to all uses.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

New Hardware Store.

Mr. H. S. Heap has opened the store in the Hasie block, formerly occupied by Ochs & Nicholson, in the hardware line, where he will keep a good line of stoves, tinware, paints, oils, varnish, and glass. The bulk of his stock is already in place, and makes a handsome showing, but fresh goods are arriving daily, and are tastefully arranged in his commodious store. As cold weather is approaching, he has laid in an extensive assortment of stoves, for all purposes, and his stock of shelf hardware is full and complete. Mr. Heap has great confidence in the continued growth and prosperity of Arkansas City, and contributes his capital and business enterprise to aid the advancement.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

To Farmers and Stockmen. Lost on the 5th inst., at the Santa Fe stock yard in this city, two Colorado steers, 3 or 4 years old, one light and the other dark colored, the property of the Arkansas City Cattle Co. Any person having such cattle in his possession will confer a favor by notifying A. A. Newman, or the undersigned.


Arkansas City, Oct. 10.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

Garnishment Notice.

Drury Warren, plaintiff, vs. Daniel Triggs, Defendant.

Before W. D. Kreamer, a justice of the peace, of the city of Arkansas City, Cowley County, State of Kansas.

On the 26th day of September, A. D., 1886, said justice of the peace issued an order of garnishment in the above action, for the sum of $150, which said cause will be heard on the 15th day of November, 1886, at 9 o=clock a.m.


Sumner & Miller, attorneys for plaintiff.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

To the Ladies.

I extend a cordial invitation to call and examine my stock of stylish fall millinery. I will be please to see you at my semi-annual display, which comes on the 14, 15, and 16 of Oct., 3rd door south of St. James Hotel, North Summit Street.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.


Is the place where you can buy the best goods for the least money.


Call and See Us and be Convinced.

No Trouble to Show Goods.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.


We have opened up a New Stock of Boots and Shoes, selected from the best manufactorys. In Ladies= Wear, We can show you goods ranging in price from $1.00 to $6.00.In Gents= Wear, From the common Brogan for $1.00 to the finest hand sewed.

In Children=s Shoes, We have an endless variety. In prices we are on a level with the lowest. Call and examine, at S. D. STOVER=S, Bittle Block, S. W. Cor. Summit St. and Central Ave.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

AD. IT WILL PAY YOU To call and examine our elegant line of DRESS GOODS, Shawls, Jerseys, Cloaks, Blankets, Flannels, Comforts, Clothing, Boots & Shoes, Hats, Caps, Notions, etc., before purchasing elsewhere. We Guarantee our Prices to be Lower Than the Lowest.

Tents and wagon sheets always in stock.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.

AD. AL. HORN, The oldest established Boot and Shoe House In the City. He now offers an entirely new stock of BOOTS, SHOES, AND RUBBERS, from the best manufacturers, cheaper than any other shoe dealer in the city.

Sign of the ABIG BOOT.@


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 20, 1886.


He Describes the Soldiers= Home at Leavenworth, and the

Domestic Life of the Inmates.


October 15th, 1886:

COMRADE LOCKLEY: You kindly mentioned my departure from your city to become an inmate of the Home provided for disabled veterans, and as some description of this national asylum and an account of the life we lead here may be interesting to the comrades and your readers generally, I will try my powers at the task. I arrived in Leavenworth on Monday, Sept. 27th, about 11 o=clock a.m., pretty well worn out with the journey. I stayed the remainder of the day in town to rest up, and the next morning walked 2-1/2 miles (the Home lying that distance south of town), to report. I was admitted and assigned to quarters in Castle Garden, where novitiate inmates are kept until they go through a bath, new clothing is issued them, and they are thoroughly cleaned up. Then they are removed to permanent quarters. I am quartered with Co. E, north of the dining hall and the lecture room.

The headquarters of the station is north of the hall, and there are three barracks in that portion of the building. The quarter-master=s rooms and the police department adjoin headquarters. The reading room, which is provided with desks for writing, is over these offices. South of the hall are four barracks, one of them used as a hospital. Two are ready for plastering; and two others, now going up, will be ready for the plasterer next month. The dining hall is a capacious apartment, capable of seating 1,000 men, and the lecture room is as large. The building fronts to the west. The barracks consist of four rooms each, and each room furnished with 24 cots. The main entrance is in the center of the building. The foundation is of stone with a brick superstructure and stone facings. Our bedding consists of three blankets, two linen sheets, and coverlid of the same material; with a chair and wardrobe to each cot. These dormitories are twelve feet high, with six windows on each side. A glass casement at the end, 11 feet high, opens on a balcony. The building is lighted with gas and heated with steam. A wash room and water closet on each floor, also a bath room. Each barrack is under the command of a sergeant and corporal. Everything is kept scrupulously neat and clean.

The bill of fare is good enough for every reasonable man: plenty of wholesome, nourishing food and well cooked. Of the comforts of this home I can only say I wish every person in Arkansas City was as well provided. There is a home store where we can get a good square glass of beer for five cents. This is endorsed by the board of managers, in spite of a vigorous protest from the Ladies= Temperance Committee.

Every inmate is at liberty to go and come, provided he does not abuse the privilege. Reveille is beaten at six a.m., when we get up, dress and wash, and sit down to breakfast at 6:30. The meal over, we go back to our quarters, make up our beds neatly, sweep around our cots, and cleanse the cuspadores. Dinner is served at noon and supper at 2 past 5. Retreat is sounded at 8:30, and taps beat at 9. Then silence prevails.

If a man is able to perform manual labor, he can get work and pay. Since I came here there must have been a hundred veterans admitted. They are from all parts of the country, and of all nationalities. There is no color line here; all are admitted whose record is good. We draw chewing and smoking tobacco, blacking and brushes, and other domestic necessaries. On Saturday I draw my uniform: pants, vest, blouse, cap, shoes, socks, drawers, and shirt. We are entitled to more clothing yet. We are allowed a great many privileges, such as furloughs. A man can obtain a furlough extending from 5 to 90 days. For instance, if I stay here till spring, and feel able to work, I can apply for a furlough for ninety days. It is granted me and I go where I can get work. At the end of that time, if I want it extended, I drop the governor a card telling him how much more time I want, within the above limit, giving my reasons, and the extension will be granted. But if I come back before my time dead broke, they will give me 30 or 60 days on the dump (as it is called), or give me a lodging in the guard house. The reason of this is, some of the inmates are drawing pensions who go out on leave, get on a drunk, and come back penniless before their time is out. These have to take the punishment.

There is a disposition manifested by the board to turn out men with large pensions, and I approve the movement. If a man is drawing $20 a month, or more, I think he ought to be satisfied, and give room to the more needy. With that amount paid me, I would try to get along.

We had inspection last Sunday, and passed in review before Commander-in-Chief Fairchild, of the G. A. R., and several members of his staff. We made a tolerably fair display, considering the mixture of artillerists, cavalrymen, and infantry, their drill all different. We have a brass band to enliven the boys, which plays every evening. All the calls are made by bugle.

This will be a beautiful place when finished. The grounds comprise 640 acres, hills and hollows and nearly all timbered. There is a clearing west of the building, where the men are cleaning up the underbrush and blowing out the stumps to sow blue grass. There is a cemetery on the grounds, where sixteen veterans take their repose. It will not be many years before that silent camping ground will be more populous than the Home. Three of the inmates have died since I came here; all are buried with military honors. We have a chaplain, and divine worship on Sundays. In the hall there is one orchestra organ and pieces are played by the band. In all it is a great Home, and worthy of the nation that provides so generously for its needy and disabled defenders.

I receive the TRAVELER regularly, and read it with interest. I am glad to see you stand by Perkins; he has been my friend, and deserves to be supported as the soldiers= friend. Frank Bacon, who paid his fulsome devotion to Jeff Davis at New Orleans, loyal Kansans can have no possible use for.

Well, comrade, if you can use this for the benefit of the post and the edification of your readers, you are welcome to put what portion of it in print you think right.

Yours in Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 20, 1886.

The Boomers Must Go.

TAHLEQUAH, INDIAN TERRITORY, Oct. 14. The Cherokees have just awoke to the fact that boomers to the number of about 2,000 are right in their midst, and tomorrow the Cherokee Advocate, the official journal of the Cherokee Nation, will come out with an article headed ABoomers Among Us,@ and urge that immediate action be taken for their expulsion. These boomers have been concentrating in the Nation for the last five or ten years, under the pretext of claimants for citizenship, which they now claim and boast they are going to have at all hazards. A great many of these intruders, by claiming to have Indian blood in them, have been able to get prima facie cases up, sufficient to procure protection papers from the United States agent as ordered by the department at Washington. This has been done so much and so often that an unruly band of intruders are here, puzzling both the Cherokee Government and the Interior Department as how to get rid of them. The prima facie case business has been stopped, but a number had been issued before they were stopped, and the order from the department stopping such cases was not retroactive, hence the trouble and alarm now felt by the Cherokees. The intruders have now met, issued a call for more recruits, published the same openly, sent delegates to Washington, and made up quite a fund to press their worthless claims. Heretofore they have been reticent; having very little to do or say in public affairs, but all at once they have broken loose, bold and defiant. The Cherokees have feared this a long time, and have pleaded with the Government at Washington for protection, to expel these intruders before harm could come, but the Government has been indifferent and loath to take hold of the question. Talking with prominent Cherokees today, they say the United States Government must act; she must comply with her treaties in regard to intruders, and at once, or the Cherokee will be bound to act for themselves. They say they cannot stand these intruders longer; that they are a menace to the country and must go, by gentle means if possible, but by rough means if it has to be resorted to.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 20, 1886.


The M. E. College enterprise in Winfield has got into bad shape. In the competitive bid to secure the building, our neighbor city outdid all rivals, offering a bonus of $20,000, and to Winfield was accorded the location. Plans were made and a site selected, and during the summertime the work of construction has been in progress. But now that a demand is made on the city for the money, the people do not respond, and dire confusion is the result. A week or so ago the teachers and professors engaged as the college faculty received checks in payment of their salaries, but these when presented at the bank were pronounced no good. No funds had been provided to meet such demands. This stirred up the college trustees, and on Wednesday last they got together to consider the situation. It seems to have been a sort of indignation meeting, for they made a number of imperative demands on the citizens of Winfield which shows they are in no temper to stand fooling with. They require that the first instalment of $2,000 of the $20,000 annuity fund be paid forthwith; that the money now due on building contracts be also paid at once; that the money necessary to meet all the obligations of the board for erecting and furnishing the college be paid when due; and further, that the balance of the annuity fund be put into acceptable business obligations during the present year, and turned over to the college treasurer. In the event of a failure to comply with any of the above demands, the threat is made that further work on the building will be stopped.

This is bringing up the matter with a round turn. It is a further admonition to our neighbors that they cannot run their municipal affairs on wind. Indebtedness has been incurred with a profusion that was hazardous to the credit of the city, on the supposition that bloviating (to use Bill Hackney=s favorite expression) red letter editions of the Courier, and the assumption of coming greatness, would bring real estate in demand and ensure wealth and prosperity. This might have succeeded, possibly, if an air of arrogance had not been assumed, and an attempt at dictatorship, which offended all her neighbors. The insults, injustice, and contumely heaped on the neighboring communities grew to be insufferable, and a feeling of resentment was engendered which soon developed itself in action. Bonds asked of contiguous townships to build railroads to Winfield were refused and a preference shown for this city which has inspired confidence and stimulated business activity.

This financial embarrassment should prompt caution. We have the example of Leavenworth County before us, which in its frantic endeavor to keep up with the progress of Jackson County, Missouri (the rivalry being between Leavenworth and Kansas City, when these towns were more evenly matched), voted bonds to build railroads in all directions, to build a bridge across the Missouri, to pay subsidies to manufacturing enterprises, until the burden of taxation became so insupportable that it had to go into bankruptcy, and compound with its creditors at the rate of 50 cents on the dollar. Winfield, it is feared, is traveling the same dangerous road. The very day that the Methodist trustees passed their stringent financial resolutions, a vote was carried at a city election to issue $20,000 in bonds to aid the Wichita and Winfield railroad, and bonds to aid the Panhandle road were also voted on a second time yesterday. This profusion of expenses may be the result of desperation. Our neighbors have harped so much and so long upon the great things they have done and the greater things they will yet accomplish, that to confess themselves beaten, they may suppose would amount to a total surrender.

It is very clear that they have a choice of difficulties. Keeping up appearance is a costly process, and it is very questionable if it will succeed in the end. The interest on all this city indebtedness has to be paid, and a sinking fund provided for its ultimate extinguishment. This is manipulated by the heaviest property holders to avoid a declension in values, but heavy taxation acts like a lien on real property and is counted into the cost. The business tide has turned in Winfield; rents will first be affected by the decline, and then real estate values. They are looking for the establishment of a division terminus, and the employment of Athousands of railroad hands;@ but the probabilities do not point that way, and in the event of their disappointment, where are they to turn?

Business prudence would suggest that they be duly cautious about incurring more indebtedness. The load the taxpayers are now carrying is evidently oppressive, and any considerable increase would endanger a collapse. It is an easy matter to charge this failure to provide for interest coupons on the neglect of the mayor, or to attribute the Methodist college delinquency to some accident. But they affect the city credit. A suspicion is abroad that all is not right notwithstanding the gasconade kept up in the newspapers; and when strangers go there to see for themselves, and find building at a standstill, business dull, and the throng of railway passengers carried past their doors, the fact is revealed that Winfield is not prospering, and judgment admonishes that it is no place for the investment of money.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 20, 1886.

Mr. Tilton, of Wright & Tilton, contractors on the Southern Kansas road, called in our sanctum on Monday. His force is grading on a ten mile contract on the Otoe reservation, but will soon be through with their work. Then they take a jump southward to Cottonwood Creek, in the Oklahoma country, where they start upon another similar contract.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 20, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

The Coffeyville Journal says: ATwo trains a day each way, on the

D. M. & A., between Coffeyville and Chetopa, is the latest addition to our railroad facilities.@

Winfield Visitor: We would suggest that a committee be appointed by the council of Arkansas City and sent to this city to ascertain just when work will begin upon the projected new buildings. They=re in a terrible stew about the matter and the newspapers occasionally forget that our street cars are not crowded every trip, in their anxiety in regard to the buildings. Send them up for information.

Caldwell Journal: Mr. A. J. Woodard, he who on account of Aoffensive partisanship,@ was fired out of the Indian department, is now one of the chief clerks of the Kansas Agricultural College, at Manhattan. A. J. is one of the lively boys who make friends wherever they go.

Winfield Courier the 15th: Capt. Rarick went south on this morning=s Santa Fe, having just returned from a trip to Arkansas City after the shooter of Gilbert, which occurred in the territory some weeks ago. The Captain, contrary to his usual practice, failed to bring his bird back with him, but says he has him caged and will soon have him.

Dexter Eye: News come in today that Ansen Moore was thrown from a horse at Cedarvale and either from the force of the fall or by the horse trampling on him, broke his leg between the ankle and knee joint; the bone was also thrown out of place at the ankle joint. It was feared that the leg would have to be amputated.

Indian Chieftain: When Sheriff Sanders reached Arkansas on his recent drive, he only had about 100 head of cattle left. The balance had been turned over to their owners on bond being given that they would remove them from the nation. Most of those turned out were taken around through Missouri.

Indian Chieftain: Dr. T. A. Bland, editor of the Council Fire, is among our visitors from a distance and made a speech today. He has been traveling through this territory for some weeks as a representative of the National Indian Defense Association. In his address before the Creek Council, the gentleman took strong ground against the surrender of the Oklahoma lands to the United States with a view to their being opened to public settlement. He said: AA colony of enterprising, aggressive, grasping white men in the heart of the Indian Territory would have a similar effect to a charge of dynamite in the centre of a rock. It would be fatal to Indian interests.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

AD. TO-NIGHT AT THE OPERA HOUSE, America=s Greatest Comedian, DICK GORMAN, in the refreshing comedy, CONRAD, Assisted by WASH T. MELVILLE, LA PETITE SADI, AND THE NEW YORK COMPANY.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Women=s Relief Corps. The W. R. C. of Arkansas City will give a dinner and supper today in the Summit block, just north of the Grady building, to which all are invited. First class meals will be served.

MRS. J. D. GUTHRIE, President.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Hon. B. W. Perkins spoke at Highland Hall this afternoon at 2 o=clock.

The Van Dorn Iron Works, of Cleveland, Ohio, has the contract to put up the iron balcony around the St. James Hotel.

W. J. Gray, our efficient city marshal, was confined home two or three days last week with a severe attack of bilious colic.

Harold Gooch, of Bonham, Texas, a brother of Wyard and John Gooch, of this place, has patented a rein holder.

The schools open in a short time and Eddy=s is the place to purchase your school books and other necessaries.

Mrs. G. W. Miller with her two children left town yesterday to spend a few weeks with her parents in Missouri.

Mrs. Ingersoll and her young niece, Mattie Shindall, on Friday returned from a seven weeks= visit to friends in New York State.

Rev. T. W. Woodrow, Universalist, will preach at Higland Operat House next Sunday, Oct. 24, at 11 o=clock a.m. and 7:00 p.m. All are cordially invited.

The Winfield Visitor has increased its size to an eight-column sheet, and is giving its readers a good newspaper. Such commendable enterprise deserves success.

Geo. A. Sutton and wife, the hospitable host and hostess of Maple City, were in town on Saturday making purchases. They pronounce Arkansas City is a good place to trade in.

Dr. Hazelton has been away from the city upwards of a week, visiting Indianapolis, but a dispatch received from him yesterday conveys the information that he will return home tomorrow.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

We wrote on misinformation last week, in locating the unnatural mother, who so shamefully ill-treated her child in Herman Godehard=s building. Her rooms are in B. F. Child=s building adjoining.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Rev. James Wilson, formerly of this city, and now at Yates Center, Kansas, is visiting his niece, Mrs. C. M. Scott. He expresses astonishment at the growth of our city.


Arkansas city Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Commissioner Atkins and son arrived at the Ponca Agency on Thursday evening, having visited the Kaw and Osage Agencies, and the pair started the following morning for Pawnee, accompanied by Agent Osborne. Yesterday they returned to the city and were the guests of P. Wyckoff.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Wanted. By a young man in Illinois who has a desire to come west, a situation in a Dry Goods store. Has had about 7 years= experience, and can give the best of references. Address box 176, Mason City, Illinois.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

The Women=s Relief Corps give a dinner and supper in the Summit Block today. The meals provided by these patriotic ladies are always excellent, and the charitable object they have in view elicits the sympathy of all. We trust their entertainment will be liberally patronized.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

We added seventeen subscribers to our list last week, and are daily receiving applications for Aspecimen copies.@ The fame of our growing and prosperous county is extending throughout the country, and it should not be forgotten that the TRAVELER is a useful factor in spreading the news.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Moore lost their daughter, Josephine, aged nineteen years, by death last Friday. The young lady had been a severe sufferer for three months and her death came as a release to her long agony. Mrs. Moore is now prostrated with her long and anxious waiting at the sick bed of her daughter.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Louis Rothenhoefer returned to his home in Cincinnati on Friday with symptoms of malaria in his system. It will be remembered he came here a few weeks ago to care for his sick brother, Frederic. The last named after an illness of ten weeks is now sufficiently recovered to sit up in his bed and eat with a relish. Mr. Ferd. Rothenhoefer returned from his former home in the above named city, on Friday, bringing his motherless daughter, a bright little girl of ten years.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

The attention of our citizens was called to a long cavalcade of loaded wagons early on Saturday morning, which, came up from the direction of the Santa Fe depot, and proceeded northward, along Summit Street. It proved to be A. A. Grant=s grading outfit, which had arrived in town the evening previous and was now on its way to Oklahoma to work on the Santa Fe extension.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

A postal card from Rev. S. B. Fleming, dated the 14th inst., received by Mrs. Fleming on Saturday, informed her of the death of Grandpa Fleming on that day, and also that her husband would be home this week. By this bereavement Mr. Fleming loses both of his parents, Mrs. Fleming having died about three weeks previously. The old gentleman had been suffering from a fall from a hayrick some two months ago, and the loss of his wife added to physical informity proved too much for life.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

TELEGRAM: There is a pretty reliable rumor afloat that Asomething good@ in the way of railroad matters, will happen to Winfield before long. Just what the good thing is we don=t know, but the railroad Amaggots@ can let go all holds when they get ready to drop on us with something good.

Why, it=s those division shops that is going to happen of course. Keep up your courage awhile longer.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Postmaster Sinnott and his assistants have had an interesting time in removing the post office. Saturday night and Sunday were devoted to the work of removal, and on Monday at an early hour the new office was in shape for the delivery of mail. Two hundred new boxes have been added, and the number will be further increased when the work of getting to rights is completed. The present location is in the western extension of the First National Bank, and when the debris is cleared away and the finishing touches put up, our new post office will loom up as a thing of beauty.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

SKIPPED ITEMS RE MAYOR SCHIFFBAUER RUNNING ON DEMOCRATIC TICKET AGAINST L. P. KING...[WHO BY THE WAY MADE A COMMENT ABOUT HAVING FOUR BROTHERS-IN-LAW IN ARKANSAS CITY.] Editor blamed Schiffbauer for his political recreancy, and duly cautioned him that the favorable opinion he had won as a faithful municipal officer would be withdrawn now he has bobbed up as a political aspirant on the other side.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Frank Moore, engineer in charge of the surveying party running their lines from the Osage country to this city, came to town on Saturday and reported the surveyors three miles out. The survey has since been completed and the route is reported practicable. We understand that before the location is determined on, another route will be surveyed from Maple City, and the merits of the two compared. But the latter labor we regard as merely prudential, and feel justified in declaring that the first survey will be adopted. The location of the Fort Smith road to this city may be regarded as an accepted fact. Thus the combined growth and prosperity of our thriving burg is secured.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Council Proceedings.

The city council met on Monday evening, Acting Mayor Thompson in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were omitted. A number of bills were acted on. The petition of Hilliard & Keeler to erect a building on block 81, along their livery stable, and also to erect a full scale house on Fifth Avenue, was granted.

Permission was also granted to those building on Summit Street in block 83, to use one-third of the streets (Summit Street and Second Avenue) for building purposes.

A petition to condemn the right of way from Fifth Avenue to the Frisco depot, and repair the same for a public highway, was referred to the city attorney for investigation, with instructions to report at the next council meeting.

The contract between the city and the Van Dorn Iron Works, of Cleveland, Ohio, for a city jail, was read and approved. This provides for the construction of a jail with four cells and a corridor, one of them file and saw proof. The cost of the building is $1,235.

The application to vacate the alley between the residences of J. C. Topliff and Stacy Matlack was discussed, and the first named authorized to proceed with his work.

The question of numbering the streets and houses next came up, and the city attorney was instructed to search the authorities to determine whether the city can compel the business houses to number.

On motion authority was given the city clerk to rebate to T. S. Sayman at the rate of $2 a day on his auctioneer=s license, for the number of days that he does not sell goods.

Ordinance No. 53 (protecting the city Water company from pilferers of their water) was adopted. The council then adjourned.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

A Queer Way of Doing Things.

ED. TRAVELER: Let me put a case to you. Suppose you should be assailed by some noisy bully on issuing from your office door, and prompted by the impulse of self defense, should strike back and get the better of your assailant. In the award of justice which of the parties should be punished? Common sense would say, the man whose misconduct provoked the breach of the peace. I happened to be an eye witness to the altercation that took place between Ollie Stevenson and Austin Bailey a few days ago, in front of Godehard=s store. The trouble first arose between Bailey and the driver of the bread wagon, the collection of a bread bill seeming to be the cause of the difficulty. Hearing the angry dispute, Mr. Stevenson came to the door and was immediately set upon by Bailey, without any provocation. The bully in attacking the smaller man of the two, probably thought he was taking safe revenge. But he woke up the wrong passenger, for the man assailed made such good use of his fists that the other very soon found it necessary to haul off for repairs. Complaint was made to the police justice against both participants in the fray and Ollie Stevenson was promptly taken into court and fined $5 and costs. No account was taken of the complaint against Austin Bailey. Does this strike you as even handed justice? ENQUIRER.

Arkansas City, October 18th.

[In reply to the above we beg to inform our correspondent that on Monday Austin Bailey was brought up in a state case before Justice Kreamer charged with assault, to which he pleaded guilty, and was fined $5 and costs, a total of $11.85. Justice is slow in getting around very often, but she is quite apt to get there. Editor.]


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Hotel Room Wanted.

Mr. S. C. Smith says he expects to eat his Thanksgiving dinner in the St. James Hotel. Workmen are pushing the interior arrangements with all the dispatch possible, and lathing, plastering, and joiner work are making rapid progress. The accommodations it will afford to the traveling public are badly needed, and its opening will amount to a public benefaction. In the present dearth of hotel room, the restaurants are doing their best to afford sleeping facilities. George A. Druitt, proprietor of the European Restaurant, has leased ten rooms in the Hasie building, which he has handsomely furnished for his guests, in addition to the rooms he has over his restaurant. He pro-vides for about forty every night, and quite frequently turns half that number in addition away. C. L. Kloos, in the Nickle Plate Restaurant, has leased the upper floor of the Houghton block, which is filled every night to overflowing. George A. Groglode, of the Bradford Restaurant, says he could double his already prosperous business if he had rooms for lodgers, and to this end he is negotiating with John L. Howard for the upper story of his unfinished business block. Strangers are coming here by the train load every day, but their chances of obtaining a night=s lodging are frequently precarious.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Baled Hay. I have one thousand tons of bright, well cured prairie hay, I will place on board the cars of the A. T. & S. F. or Frisco railroad at $8.00 per ton by the car-load. C. M. SCOTT.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Miss Hattie Scott, niece to C. M. Scott, from Akron, Ohio, arrived in town on Monday evening, and will spend a few weeks visiting her uncle=s family.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Bert McCormick was in from the Willows yesterday, subpoenaed as a witness at the district court at Fort Smith. He is issuing beef to Wright & Tilton=s force of graders, and is having a Alively deal with the men,@ as he expresses it, because their rations are too fat. To quiet this clamor he picked out the poorest cow he could find, but when she was slaughtered there was the same cause of complaint. He attributes this adipose condition to the dry summer, which gave greater detriment to the grass. He says he never saw the cattle in so good condition to go into the winter. Bert has entirely recovered from the rattlesnake bite, but the finger where the venemous beast=s fangs were fastened is shrunken, and it still remains numbed.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Now the post office is moved, the remaining occupants of the building, T. M. Finney and Ridenour & Thompson propose to extend their counters and shelving to the rear of the building and give better display to their stock of goods. Mr. Finney is spreading out an

elegant display to the public gaze.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Two young men, named Arch E. Ethridge and Geo. Petit, whose parents live in Bolton, were brought before Commissioner Bonsall, on Monday, charged with stealing wood from the territory. They were arrested by Capt. Price=s troopers with the contraband timber in their wagon, but they claim it was drift wood picked up in one of the streams. The commissioner held them for examination.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

That worthy old veteran, John Senthouse, calls B. W. Perkins Athe soldier=s friend.@ From the National Home in Leavenworth he appeals to his comrades to send this faithful representative of loyal Kansas back to congress and his appeal will not be unheeded. The boys who fought secession have no use for a man who adopts Jeff. Davis as his hero and model statesman. [Referring to Democratic candidate, Frank Bacon.]


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Stream, Field, and Farm.

It is claimed that the bite of a skunk in this latitude is more poisonous than that of a rattlesnake. Cowboys sleeping out on the open prairie fear skunks worse than any other animal or reptile, and generally keep their heads covered with a slicker or blanket, as the skunk will walk up without fear or provocation and plant his teeth in the cheek or face.

The scarcity of prairie chickens this year is noticeable everywhere. It is supposed the heavy rains in the spring drowned the young broods.

Fisherman are not so fortunate in catching catfish this fall as they usually are. The channel cat is becoming very scarce in both the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers. This is caused by the constant seining in the streams, contrary to law, and at all times of the year.

AAnything to make an honest dollar,@ is an old and true saying, and every measure is resorted to, to make it. Some young men have engaged to supply the curiosity-loving people. Some very fine specimens can be seen at several of our drug stores.

A fine specimen of spreading adder was killed on the Walnut this week. The reptile is said to be very venomous and resists an attack from every foe by flattening its body and striking with considerable force.

The Globe-Democrat is authority for the following cure of the bite of a rattlesnake: ATake the cork from a bottle of turpentine and put the mouth of the bottle to the wound and the poison will be drawn out, and can be seen rising in the turpentine in a blue sort of flame. It will cure a dog or other animals.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

Death by his Own Hand.

DIED. On Sunday morning the fact was made known that a resident of the Fourth Ward, named T. H. Lupton, had committed suicide by cutting his throat. The discovery of the tragedy was made by the deceased=s wife, who about 9 o=clock that forenoon descended into the cellar to get a pan of apples, and was horrified to see her husband extended along an offset, reaching to within two feet of the ceiling, weltering in his blood, and to all appearance dead. She gave an alarm, and assistance arriving, the dead man was speedily removed and carried into the house, and medical aid summoned. But he was past the aid of surgery. The desperate man, having resolved on self-destruction, seems to have retired into the cellar, and climbing on to the bank of earth had lain down there and cut his throat with an old clasp knife. Coroner Wells was notified, who arrived in the evening, and empaneled a jury to inquire into the cause of death. The testimony given set forth the above facts, and a verdict was given that the deceased came to his death by his own hands with a weapon unknown to the jury. Deceased was 45 years of age, and lived at home with his wife and daughter. He has lived in Arkansas City a number of years, and was formerly engaged as tin-peddler. His health has been ailing for some time, and it is supposed he was led to commit the rash act by dejection of spirits. The remains were buried on Monday, in Riverview Cemetery.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.

W. B. Hagins is recovering from his recent sick spell and is about again. He has been spending several days at the Willows.

A party of hunters composed of Elder E. Gresham, Dr. L. [?] Pile, C. W. Dix, C. H. Cannon, and one other started out on Friday for a two weeks= run in the territory.

Strays. Lost two red cows spotted with white, one with spreading crumpled horns, brand not known; the other branded D. S. On one side and a ___ along the loin. Information as to the whereabouts of these animals should be left at the City Meat Market. FRED. BOWER.

Good Feathers For Sale. Apply to Mrs. Neiderland, or at Dr.

M. B. Vawter=s dental rooms, over Matlack=s store.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 20, 1886.


A Solid Democrat Tells Why He Cannot Support Frank Schiffbauer.

ED. TRAVELER: I suppose a dyed-in-the wool democrat has a right to indulge in a friendly talk with a republican journalist. I am not a reader of your paper (which I readily allow to be Avaluable@), but I perceive by an extract given in my own paper, the Democrat, from your columns, that you are still lending generous support to Mayor Schiffbauer, notwithstanding he has joined the ranks of the democracy and is running in opposition to your own party candidate for the legislature. AFrank Schiffbauer,@ you say, Aas mayor of the city--alert, clear-headed, and continually striving after the public interest, is a man whom all parties can cheerfully support.@ This is handsomely said; and I admire the candor which leads you to stand by a man whose useful and intelligent services as mayor of Arkansas City win the commendation of all. Now he aspires after political honors, and allies his fortunes to the opposite side in his endeavor to gain position. The fact that you do not abate your friendship for the man is an evidence of your consistent devotion, and shows that the quality of your friendship is durable and lasting.

But let me caution you against assuming for others the partial feeling that animates your own breast. Who told you that all parties could or would cheerfully support Frank Schiffbauer in his race for the legislature? As a consistent democrat I cannot, and I find on inquiry among my neighbors that many of my fellow partisans feel as I do. He is too recent a convert, we have no evidence of his sincerity, and the causes that brought about his change of convictions have not been placed on record. We know that the republican candidate, Hon. L. P. King, is not acceptable to a large share of the voters of your city because he is not an Arkansas City man, and because he is suspected of affiliation with Winfield interests. At the convention which nominated him, your city delegates cast a solid vote against him, and his selection was due to the townships composing the representative district. This caused some dissatisfaction, and produced an antagonism which favored the choice of an Arkansas City man by the democracy. I am not informed of the secret work which led to the selection of our worthy mayor, of what guaranties he gave to the delegates of his fidelity to their principles. But on the surface it appears all too sudden. His name was taken up by the convention without inquiry, and his letter of acceptance gives no assurance of the political course he will adopt. I want to move, on surer grounds. With you, Mr. Editor, I accord due credit to F. P. Schiffbauer=s alertness, but there is such a thing as a man being too alert, and moving around with a celerity that a slower going man cannot follow.

Frank Schiffbauer as mayor of the city has won my approval; but as a democratic candidate for the legislature, is placed in a false position and has forfeited my confidence. This is plain talk, and honestly expresses my own feelings and the feelings of quite a number of my neighbors. A DEMOCRAT.

BOLTON TOWNSHIP, Oct. 18, 1886.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 27, 1886.

Indian Journal: Commissioner Atkins is visiting some of the Indian agencies west of here. This is the commissioner=s second trip to this territory since being installed in that office. Had his predecessors studied Indian matters by personal contact instead of doing so from Washington, it would have been far better for all concerned.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 27, 1886.

From Our Exchanges.

Caldwell Journal: Work was commenced Tuesday morning on the grading of the Frisco west. The surveyors ran three miles into Harper County, but the north line was the most satisfactory and the road will be built over that. This takes the road on northwest to Anthony, where they expect to be by the first of the year.

Winfield Courier: County Clerk Smock and Deputy Gray are covered over with work. The accumulation of county scrip for two quarters keeps one man busy to hand out, and the tax rolls must be finished by Nov. 1st. George Black and A. J. McClellan, whose school in district 1 has been closed for a week or so on account of diphtheria, are assisting on the tax rolls.


Arkansas city Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Mr. A. A. Newman and family returned last week from their visit to the east.

Geo. A. Groglode, of the Bradford Restaurant, is recovering from a severe attack of typho-malaria.

Prettyman & Miller have renovated and improved their photograph gallery for the approaching holidays.

Attorney General S. B. Bradford will deliver a republican address in Highland Hall this evening.

The walls of Frank Hess= new insurance building are going up. It will be one of the handsomest edifices in the city when completed.

Theo Fairclo has been seriously ill for twelve days, and there is no improvement in his condition yet. It is a severe case of typhoid.

C. M. Scott advertises 1,000 tons of baled hay for sale. He has put up a capacious shed in the fourth ward for the storage of a portion of this hay.

Hilliard & Keeler, having obtained permission from the city council to extend their livery barn on Fifth Avenue, have built a lean-to on the west side, to afford them more carriage room.

John Kroenert continues to do a heavy business. He would write up a new advertisement to fill the space occupied by the former firm of Kroenert & Austin, but cannot find time. We reserve the space till he has leisure to fill it.

G. W. Lacey has done the plaster work in the second ward schoolhouse in a very creditable manner, and the walls present a handsome appearance. He also plasteread the M. E. Parsonage in his usual careful manner.

Dr. Breen, the celebrated eye and ear doctor, of Wichita, is on a professional visit to this city, and patients who wish to consult him will find the doctor for one week at the Leland Hotel.

Chas. H. Weir orders the TRAVELER sent to Torrance, where he has gone to spend the winter, in the care of his horses and a bunch of cattle owned by J. F. Henderson. He has purchased 8,000 bushels of corn, paying the low price of 25 cents a bushel.

Julius Behrend has returned from his health trip to Cincinnati, looking greatly improved by his vacation. He has been having a severe time of it lately, but we trust he has now laid in a stock of health to carry him through the winter.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Rev. S. B. Fleming returned to the city on Thursday, having buried both father and mother during his stay at his former home in Pennsylvania.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Among the new brands of cigars introduced by Steinberger & Morris is the ASplendid,@ manufactured by Wirth, Dickie & Co., of Chicago, which is certainly a choice article, and is guaranteed to containg a long Havana stripped filler. It will no doubt become a favorite.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

The gang of graders from Great Bend who were expected in town last week came in a special train on Monday. They will commence track laying on the Santa Fe road in the territory, and are expected to go over the road at the rate of four miles a day.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Walter Wilcox, brother to A. R., bookkeeper in Frank J. Hess= office, arrived here from England on Sunday with the intention of making this city his permanent home. We trust the young gentleman will readily adapt himself to his new surroundings and become a prosperous citizen.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Our first ward correspondent hits the nail on the head. There is a lack of confidence in the moral integrity of Mayor Schiffbauer, and this fact alone disqualifies him for the office he seeks. No word of suspicion is breathed against L. P. King, and he is the man to send to the legislature.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

The survey of the Fort Smith road to this city, and the certainty that it is destined to become one of our most important railroad connections, has given a fresh boom to real estate, and property is again changing hands with as great activity as ever. Many considerable purchases are made by outside parties, and large sums of money are by this means being brought to the city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

R. S. Light, of Mercer County, Missouri, called in the TRAVELER office a few days ago to renew his subscription. He owns a good farm in Bolton, which he is desirous to occupy, being attracted here by the growth and progress that met his eye, but he finds difficulty in disposing of his Missouri property, so contents himself with taking an occasional run here just to keep up with the progress of events.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

S. F. Overman is the man for school superintendent. It is true that his rival candidate makes herself more numerous in the campaign, but this does not show her greater fitness. The democrats made no nomination for the place and the third party endorses the lady, hence she belongs to the other side, and republicans will make a mistake in giving her support. If she wants republican support, she could have gone before the convention and asked a nomination. That would have given her the election beyond a peradventure.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

The work on the canal extension is sufficiently advanced to admit of the water being turned in, and the millers who have had so tedious a trial of it, watching and waiting, are now busy turning out flour. They have been assiduous during their resting spell in laying up wheat, and now they are prepared for a good long run. H. T. Roberts, with his new planing mill, has also been waiting for the tide to start his machinery, and we may now look for him to give a good account of himself.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

O. P. Houghton left town yesterday to spend a few days in the territory.

Amos Walton is spreading himself on oratory, but Capt. Tansey will be our next probate judge.

Will Thompson has received an elegant clock, with elaborately carved case, which he has set up as a city regulator.

The fall wheat makes an excellent showing in this county, and promises well for a good harvest next summer.

M. M. Rhodes, of Alexander, Lamport & Co., started on Monday to spend a few weeks at his former home in Danville, Pennsylvania.

Miss Guthrie, sister to Mrs. Fleming, returned to the city on Thursday from a three months= sojourn with friends in the east.

The sale of the Star Meat Market, by the McDowell Bros., to Hays Love is declared off, and those popular caterers are again to be seen at their old post.

Capt. C. W. Burt and family last week removed from their home in Creswell Township to the captain=s ranch on the Ponca reservation. He will devote the winter to the care of his herd.

The new pieces of sidewalk that are being laid on our principal streets, do not conform with the old grade, and care is necessary on the part of thhe pedestrians to prevent their coming to grief at unguarded intervals.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

That old letter box, with the slit cut the wrong way, has been removed from the old location to the new. Perhaps Postmaster Sinnott is to be praised for the economy, but if he would send it to the Smithsonian Institute as an evidence of border civilization, it might become a valuable relic.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

J. H. Eckert of Belleville, Illinois, is the latest addition to the bar of Arkansas City. He has been attracted hither by the fame of our growing city, and brings long experience in the law business and ripe attainments to promote success. Mr. Eckert has taken rooms with Judge Pyburn.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Will D. Mowry has sold out his interest in the drug store of Mowry & Sollitt, and Charles Swarts, for many years with E. D. Eddy, succeeds him. Mr. Swarts is an experienced prescriptionist, popular with all classes, and we look for a successful issue to his business venture. Will Mowry will make a second visit to the Pacific Coast in a short time, where Mrs. Mowry is still sojourning for the benefit of her health.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Geo. E. Hasie & Co., are making important changes in their grocery business. The two commodious basements in the Hasie block they are filling with a large stock of goods; forty-four car loads are ordered, and about one-fourth of this amount is already in place, their intention being to devote themselves exclusively to the jobbing trade. They are now doing an extensive retail business, which they will either run by an agent, or dispose of.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

C. L. Newton, of Louisville, Kentucky, is among the many businessmen attracted to this city, and he has found a nice location in the Eagle block, South Summit Street, where he has opened with a fresh stock of groceries. Geo. Vaughan, formerly salesman for Kroenert & Austin, and later with Hasie & Co., is interested in the business with Mr. Newton and the firm name will be Newton & Vaughan. The TRAVELER wishes them success.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

DIED. Death has visited the household of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Means, robbing them of their bright three year old boy, little Frankie. The child first showed signs of sickness on Friday evening, developing symptoms of croup, but the disease soon assumed the shape of laryngitis, and on Sunday afternoon he died while undergoing an operation to relieve his breathing. The remains were laid away to rest on Monday afternoon. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Dangerous Upset.

On Sunday afternoon quite a number of our citizens drove out to the Gee farm to observe the progress making on C. M. Scott=s country residence. Stacy Matlack with his wife and family were among the number, who on driving home over a washout on the road, upset his vehicle, throwing all the occupants to the ground. The two children escaped uninjured, but Mrs. Matlack was badly shaken up, and her husband sustained a fracture of the collar bone. Dr. Chapel reduced the fracture and the injured man appears on the street, but in a somewhat damaged condition.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

The Baptist Harvest Home Festival and Exposition will open at their church building, east Central Avenue, next Tuesday evening, Nov. 2nd, at 8 o=clock. The donors are kindly requested to have their donations ready for delivery by Friday morning, as the committees will begin gathering up at that time, except the donations of fowls, livestock, and things easily perishable, which will be gathered Monday, Nov. 1. Promptness on the part of the givers will be greatly appreciated as the gifts are already very numerous both in the city and country. All donors who may wish to arrange their own displays will please inform the solicitors by Friday evening.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.


DIED. J. V. Crow, a late resident of the fourth ward, and brother to Mrs. Lupton, whose husband died lately, on Monday terminated a lingering sickness of fifteen months, by death from consumption. The deceased was 44 years old and unmarried. Funeral services at 10 o=clock today.

DIED. The same day in the first ward, Mrs. Lacey, mother to

G. W. Lacey, departed this life. Funeral takes place at 1 o=clock today.

DIED. We also add to our mortuary record of the past week, the name of Mrs. Sarah Eckles, mother to Mrs. W. H. Nelson, who died on Saturday at her daughter=s residence in the first ward. The deceased was 64 years of age and had long been afflicted, bearing her infirmities with fortitude and cheerful resignation.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Our First Railroad.

The smoke of the Santa Fe construction train is visible from any part of Cedar Vale now, and the track is only six miles away! The grading is completed, the bridges are being put in place as rapidly as possible, and about three fourths of a mile of track is being laid every day. This is not very fast work, but it is being done in the most substantial manner. The character of the road is equal to any in the state, and the rails--steel rails--are the heaviest in use in the state. It is being built by the company that is to operate it and built to make money out of it by use and not by speculative sale. The grades are broad and high, its cuts are wide and well drained, and 2,300 ties of the best quality are being laid to the mile. All the features of the road indicate that it is being built for trunk line traffic.

The depot and appurtenances at Cedar Vale are approaching completion, and the stockyards are ready for the side tracks.

Later. The construction train crossed the river today and will reach here tomorrow!

Cedar Vale Star, the 22nd.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Killed in the Territory.

DIED. George W. Miller received a letter from his son, Joe, this morning, from the Miller Ranch twenty-five miles below Hunnewell, stating that one Green, a Washita ranchman, started from Hunnewell yesterday with some horses. He hired three Indians to help him drive. Near the Miller ranch, the Indians put a bullet into Green=s heart, took a number of horses, and decamped. A posse was being made up for pursuit, and the story of three noble red men found dangling in tree limbs will likely be heralded. Green was a well known territory cattle man. Winfield Courier the 22nd.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.

Why He Wont= Do.

ED. TRAVELER: I seem to be in the same box with yourself, in having a personal fondness for Mayor Schiffbauer, and yet not daring to vote for him. I like his broad gauge style, his level headedness, his audacity, and his aptitude for business. I readily accord that he has made a good mayor, and if our city should continue to grow and prosper and become opulent, Frank P. Schiffbauer must always be remembered as one of its early builders. This much is only due to our excellent friend.

But I do not like the misgivings in regard to the correctness of his intentions that I hear uttered on every hand. His ambition to represent this district in the legislature is not attributed to correct motives. It is thought he has a number of axes to grind, and that he is moved less by a desire to benefit his fellow citizens than in advancing his own fortunes. I will not repeat all the talk I hear about subsidies paid him by this corporation and that for public services rendered, because it is likely the facts to sustain imputations are not at hand, and if the suspicions are groundless, their publication would be injurious to an innocent man.

But there is told enough on the street, and by men who have known the Schiffbauer boys much longer than I have, to satisfy me that they do not enjoy the public confidence, and this is bad for a man who seeks political office. Where there is smoke, there is fire, is an old adage, and quite applicable in this case.

I can=t help thinking that Mr. Schiffbauer was guilty of a little trick in going before the democratic convention in a clandestine sort of way, and procuring the nomination before many of his republican friends knew of his intention. The first public intimation of his flop over was published in the Democrat one day, and the next day his nomination for the legislature was made. This looks as much like fixing up things that it carries the air of suspicion along. Furthermore, even if he should be elected, he will form one of a small and insignificant minority in our law making body that will have no influence, and his active qualities will be neutralized by the misfortune of his being on the wrong side.

To sum up. He does not possess the confidence of his fellow citizens; he is too unstable, veering around on expediency, or as the breath of public opinion directs; and he can accomplish no good for his constituents--whatever aims he may promote for himself, because of his being on the wrong side in politics.

For these good and sufficient reasons, I shall give my vote for L. P. King. He at least is stable and consistent. We know where he stands today, and we have a moral assurance that he will occupy the same position while in the performance of his duties. He may not be brilliant, but he is honest, diligent, and always attentive to the wants of his district. His merit lies in being a safe man, and such an one is the man to support at the polls. In the townships he is sure of a large majority, and it will be to the interest of republicans in the city to vote the same way. FIRST WARDER.

ARKANSAS CITY, Oct. 25th, 1886.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.


The co-partnership heretofore existing between John Kroenert and F. D. Austin under the firm nane of Kroenert & Austin, has this day been mutual dissolved, John Kroenert assuming all liabilities of the firm and F. D. Austin collecting all accounts due said house.



In pursuance of the above notice, parties knowing themselves indebted to the above firm will confer a favor by setting their accounts at once. F. D. AUSTIN.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1886.