[Beginning September 5, 1877.]



Hunting on Indian Soil.

Now that the prairie chicken season has fairly commenced, and hundreds are on "the shoot," we direct the attention of those interested, to the following section of the Intercourse Law.

"Section 8. And be it further enacted, That if any person, other than an Indian, shall, within the limits of any tribe with whom the United States shall have existing treaties, hunt, or trap, or take and destroy any peltries, or game, except for subsistence, in the Indian country. such persons shall forfeit the sum of five hundred dollars, and forfeit all the traps, guns, and ammunition in his possession, used or procured to be used for the purpose, and peltries so taken."

We have been informed that hunting parties from the States carry off wagon loads of hogs, burn fences and prairies, and otherwise damage citizens, and now that they know the law, each party can act as they see proper. It is for the U. S. Agent and U. S. Marshal to protect citizens.




SHIELDS AND PARR took a load of dressed catfish to Winfield last Thursday and sold them for five cents per pound.



I thought a line from the hub would not be amiss. Court is now in fair running order. Judge, lawyers, clerks, sheriff, and reporters all had a good time on Monday night, drinking the health of C. C. Black, who was admitted to the bar that day, and at night invited others to a much more acceptable bar.

I notice a number of foreign gentlemen present in court this term--Adams of Wichita, Redden of Eldorado, Christian, Mitchell, and Kager of the Sand Hills, George and Willsey of Sumner, and perhaps others that I did not know. Our own lawyers were out in force, and I believe we have nineteen or twenty of them, and five more admitted this term--Charley Black and Charley Eagin on examination, and O. Caldwell, N. C. Caldwell, and John T. Mackey on certificate. If Cowley is not well regulated, it will not be for the want of lawyers. We have one to every 35 persons in the county--not a bad showing.

Well, Judge Campbell is shoving things right along. Two horse thieves already provided with a home on the Big Muddy. The Hill and Galliotti case was settled before coming into court, Hill taking the child and Frank the mother--an equal division of the property. It is said Hill pays $500 for his little joke of false warrantee of the article recommended. Since the settlement, the child has died, leaving all parties disconsolate.

A number of jury trials were had, but general satisfaction was not given. Your townsman, lawyer Kager, got scooped by an American citizen of undoubted African descent. I thought Kager in the place of poor dog Tray--his associations beat him.

The case of Mrs. Renfro against her father-in-law, James Renfro, came out victorious. Juries have a wonderful leaning to young widows. You had better been more generous, James.

Our town is still going ahead. Several new buildings going up: candidates as thick as ever. Shenneman is the best looking man on the track, but Troup wears the best clothes; old Tom Bryan has the most belly and stomach, and is the surest to win; Kinne don't say much, but he has lots of friends, and I should not be astonished if he makes the riffle much easier than last time. A good many are running just for the fun of the thing--don't expect to be nominated, but want to get acquainted in the hope that the lightning might strike them in the future. Our Bill is still slashing around, supporting the hand that furnishes the supplies.





By a letter from Osage Agency, we learn that Agent Beede will probably be back in October, as his health is somewhat improved. The Osages are at present busy putting up hay; the employees cut and rake it, so that the Indians can stack it.

Hiatt & Florer are paying good prices in cash for wheat. The first issue of beef cattle on the new contract have been delivered, and the Indians are enjoying "fresh roast on a stick."




Grapes, ten cents per pound.

Missouri applies, $2 per bushel.

Oats from fifteen to twenty cents.

Morre Texas ponies in town Monday.

The Walnut has been very low lately.

Hay $2.50 and $3 per ton delivered in town.

Seed wheat has been offered at 75 cents per bushel.

We made the first fire to warm the office last Monday.

We understand Mr. John Pruitt is getting along very well.

Five wagons loaded with immigrants were in town Monday.

Seven pupils from Kaw Agency will attend school at this place.

Mathias Hoyt has been appointed postmaster at Dexter.

One man sold a load of wheat in Wichita last week for fifty-seven cents per bushel.

A collection was taken at the First Church last Sunday for the starving heathen in India.

L. C. Wood and family have removed to Wichita. Mr. Wood will engage in the livery business.

Mr. Marques, of Denver, is visiting his relatives at this place. He is a brother-in-law of Col. McMullen.

It costs fifty cents per hundred pounds to have goods hauled from Wichita to this place, a distance of fifty miles.

Thomas Baker, who started for the U. S. Hospital at Cincinnati, Ohio, concluded to try the prescribing of a Winfield doctor.

The Sheriff of Montgomery county came over to the county seat after the horse thief prisoner lately captured by Sheriff Walker.

In plowing some sod last week, Rudolph Hoffmaster turned up a nest of sixteen young rattlesnakes about ten inches in length.

The barber shop has changed hands again. Charles Cline goes to Garnett, Kansas, and Mr. Bryant will conduct the business.


While the men engaged in building the middle pier of the Walnut river bridge were hoisting stone last week, one of the guy ropes broke and let the derrick fall. As it struck the pier, the wheel caught the arm of Richard Work, a colored man generally known as "Tobe," and cut it severely. Tope was knocked off the pier into the river, and did not come to the surface for some time.


Mr. E. P. Kinne has announced as a candidate for the office of Registrar. His record during the past two years is one thing he can point to with pride, and will cause him to be remembered by many.


CHANGE. R. A. HOUGHTON sold his interest in the grocery store to M. E. Welch last week. The firm will be Mantor & Welch, who will continue to give bargains in groceries, queensware, etc. R. A. Houghton will open a clothing house in the two-story building recently moved to Summit street opposite the Traveler office in the spring.


Thomas Gilbert, of Kaw Agency, and Mr. Stubbs, of Sterling, Kansas, arrived at this place Saturday evening. Mr. Gilbert's wife will join him in a few weeks. Mr. Stubbs is to take charge of the schools at the Agency.


TEN new subscribers within the past week. Come right along, friends. We want to raise our list to one thousand subscribers, and will give you a good paper. We now have seven hundred and fifty subscribers.


MARRIED. By Esq. Ketcham, in Cowley county, Aug. 15th, Mr. Mark Phillip and Mrs. Millie Alfont. Blade.




250 head of stock hogs for sale, or will trade for wheat.

A. A. Newman.


FOR SALE CHEAP! I have five yoke of good work cattle--yokes, chains, plows, and wgons--which I will sell very low for cash, or will take part trade and balance cash.

W. M. ALLISON, Winfield.


HORSES FOR SALE. One span of brown mares, 7 years old; good work animals. $100. One span of sorrel driving mares, three years old. $80. One gray work mare, $40. One roan saddle pony, $40. One sorrel saddle pony, $30. One gray saddle pony, $20.

C. M. SCOTT, Arkansas City.




Robert F. Scott, of Cadiz, Ohio, has invented and patented a heel plate to prevent slipping on icy sidewalks. They are being manufactured in Newark, New Jersey, and will be offered to the hardware trade generally this winter.








Curious and Instructive.

Cowley County Supplying Europe with Plants.

For some time past quite a number of packages containing plants have been deposited in the post office, addressed to parties in the Middle and Far Eastern States--some of them small, weighing from three to ten ounces; while others were cigar boxes, slightly moist, and marked "plants only," weighing from two to three pounds. On inquiring we found that our little town has become all at once, not yet what it soon will be, a prominent point for shipping cattle; but, mirabile dictu--a botanical shipping point for the United States and Europe!

The following facts are not only curious, but instructive, showing what, in a peculiar way, the superior intelligence of a single citizen may do for a community.

Mr. James Wilson.

Sometime last spring Mr. James Wilson moved from Leavenworth to Arkansas City, and being deeply imbued with a love for the beautiful, and withal a botanist, he very soon found his way into the heavily timbered bottom land of the Walnut Valley, and through the canyons that skirt the Walnut and Arkansas rivers on either side of Arkansas City and southward down to the Indian Territory. In one of his rambles, he was delighted to find a ferm that for nearly twelve years he had been looking for in Kansas, but had never found it until then. Being a very rare plant, and quite a desideratum among botanists, he wrote to the Botanical Gazette and his botanical correspondents that he had at last found Nothalaena dealbata in great abundance, and in due time, when the plants were fully matured, could supply them with dried specimens or living plants in quantity.

The result thus far has been about forty applications, and the packages spoken of above are responses to the eager inquiries for the rare and delicately beautiful botanical pet. He has sent specimens to the great American botanist, Dr. Asa Gray, and is supplying the Botanical Garden at Cambridge, Massachusetts, of which Charles A. Sargent, Esq., is director, who in turn is supplying the botanical gardens of Europe, with the directors of which he is in constant correspondence. Thus the name of our pretty little town--perhaps the most attractive in all the wide range of this beautiful New West--is scattered over the United States and Europe, for in every herbarium, botanical garden, and private fernery in which this little plant is placed, "Canyons near Arkansas City, Cowley county, Kansas," is mentioned as its habitat.

So these facts are not only curious, but instructive. Curious that away down here in the "ends of the earth," we should have hid away in our rocky canyons something that scientific men of every nation are anxious to have, and can but rarely get a glimpse of; and instructive in this, that even active businessmen may so improve their leisure hours as to have at least a smattering of science, and thus be prepared to pick up a treasure that otherwise might have been unnoticed and unenjoyed by thousands who are now (in fern garden and herbarium) watching its growth, admiring its beauty, and studying its structure for the first time.

Mr. Wilson expresses himself as highly delighted with Southern Kansas, and hopes he may have some more lucky "finds" in his wanderings through the lonely canyons and wide-spreading prairies of this beautiful new country. He has traveled extensively in Europe and America, and says he has never breathed a more balmy, bracing atmosphere than this, or looked upon a more lovely country than the "goodly land" we live in, and has come to the conclusion to spend the balance of his life here, and give some of his spare time to working up the flora of Cowley county. We would be glad to hear that, in his rambles among the creeks and canyons, he has kicked his toe against a coal bank, and thus bring "to light" a geological as well as a botanical treasure.




SCHOOL commenced on Monday.

A game of base ball is played every week now.

Base ball game tomorrow afternoon, at the park near the school house.

We understand the primary to elect delegates in Bolton township will be held at Bland's school house.

WM. BERKEY, the Salt City merchant, was in town last week to see his friends. He reports travel across the new ferry is increasing.

MARRIED, on Saturday afternoon at the bride's brothers, by Rev. Fleming, Mr. John Roe and Miss Lizzie Brown, all of Bolton township.

REV. SWARTS has been regularly appointed to fill the place of Rev. Wingar at this place, and will preach regularly at Pearson's Hall every Sunday.

MR. THOMAS PARVIN wishes to return thanks to the parties that stole fifty bushels of wheat from him, last Saturday night, for leaving him their scoop shovel.

A railroad meeting is to be held at Theaker's school house in Bolton township tonight, and one at Stony Point school house, in East Bolton, Friday night.



DIED. Of heart disease, on the 2nd day of September, 1877, Mr. N. C. McCullough, of Winfield, Kansas.



BASE BALL. An enthusiastic meeting was held Monday afternoon at Pearson's Hall, for the purpose of organizing a base ball association.

The following officers were elected.

Manager: J. H. Sherburne.

Secretary and Treasurer: H. M. Bacon.

Directors: Rev. S. B. Fleming.

A. A. Newman.

R. C. Haywood.

A. W. Berkey.

L. P. Woodyard.

Will Mowry.

At a meeting of the directors in the evening, a nine was selected which will play Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, against the best second nine that can be collected.

A lively game is anticipated, and a general attendance desired. At the close of the game, the association will meet for the transaction of important business, when an opportunity for joining the same will be offered.

It is very desirable that all who are at all interested in athletic sports come at once to the front, and manifest their good will by joining the association.

The boys mean "business," and should be well backed up. The fall campaign, though a short one, will doubtless be a warm one. Anyway, it will afford lots of fun.


Our city has been visited in the past week by two old Kansas soldiers, companions-in-arms of our townsman, Judge Christian: Capt. Job B. Stockton, of Co. G, 1st Kansas Regiment; and John Q. Ashton, of the 12th Kansas Regiment.

Mr. Ashton is well known to many of our citizens, having built our elegant school house. He was on his way to the Pawnee Agency, where he has a large contract to build an industrial school for the young Pawnees.

Mr. Stockton is hunting a location for a stock farm. We hope he may find something to suit him and locate among us. He is an old Leavenworth man, but has been out West a number of years since the war.


COUNTY SURVEYOR. At the urgent request of many friends,

N. A. Haight, of Bolton township, has consented to become a candidate before the Republican convention, for the office of County Surveyor. Mr. Haight makes surveying his profession, and for many years was in the U. S. Government employ as compassman. Time and again he has been at the head of surveying parties, and is probably one of the best and most experienced surveyors to be found in Southern Kansas.


HONEST TOM BRYAN sends us word to announce his name as a candidate for county treasurer, before the Republicans of Cowley County, and we do so with the greatest of pleasure.


MEAT MARKET. In another column will be found the advertisement of A. W. Patterson and Henry Endicott, proprietors of the "Farmer's Meat Market." They buy the best of animals and keep the best of beef. Anyone having yearling steers to sell can do well by calling on them. They want to buy one hundred head.

AD: PAT & POSEY, Proprietors.


Summit St., Arkansas City, Kas.

Constantly have on hand all kinds of meat. Highest cash price paid for hides, furs, etc.


The announcement of M. G. Troup as a candidate for County Clerk appears this week. Mr. Troup has filled the office for the last four years and no one doubts his ability to fill the position. In fact, it has been done heretofore with such satisfaction that his friends have urged him to become a candidate again.


REVOLVER LOST. Last Monday, on my way to Salt City, I lost a five cartridge revolver. Anyone returning the same will be liberally rewarded, as it was a present. Leave at the Traveler Office. W. B. TRISSELL.


Someone having a second hand wagon, plow, harrow, or double set of harness can find a purchaser by leaving their address at the TRAVELER office.




The following persons were qualified to teach in Cowley county at the last examination.


GRADE "A": Misses Mina Johnson, Alice Aldrich, Emma Saint, Sarah Hodges.

GRADE I: Ella Freeland, Ella Scott, Allie Klingman, Sara E. Davis, Jennie Hane, Mr. O. S. Record.

GRADE II: Misses Muggie Stansbury, Anny Robertson, R. E. Newman, Fannie Pontious, Mary Pontious, Lizzie Summers, Mattie Minihan, Effie Randall, Alice Pyburn, Loretta Pyburn, Mrs. B. Seibert, Mr. J. D. Hunt, John Poer, A. B. Taylor, B. F. Starwault, E. M. Snow, J. A. Rupp, M. H. Markcum.


GRADE "A": Miss Lizzie Landis.

GRADE I: E. R. Thompson, J. O. Wilkinson, Mrs. R. Stauffer, Miss Ella Grimes.

GRADE II: Misses Annie O. Wright, Albertine Maxwell, Tillie Kennedy, Dora Winslow, Kate Hawkins, Mary Pickett, Mr. C. C. Holland, B. F. Maricle, J. F. Hess, C. L. Swarts, N. N. Wintin.


GRADE I: H. T. Albert, M. Hemenway, M. J. Smith.

GRADE II: Miss Kate Fitzgerald, J. F. Tucker.


GRADE I: Miss Kate L. Ward.

GRADE II: Misses Alpha Harden, Celia Taplin, Belle Byard, Mr. T. J. Reed, J. C. Armstrong.


GRADE II: Mrs. J. E. Brown, Miss Sarah Bover, Ella E. Davis.


GRADE II: Misses Martha Thompson, N. P. Seacord, Mr. Geo. W. Seacord, S. T. Hockett.


GRADE I: Porter Wilson.

GRADE II: H. S. Bush.


GRADE I: R. B. Carson, Simon Martin.

GRADE II: C. H. Eagin, R. T. Tarbet, J. M. Crawford.


GRADE II: Mrs. S. Hollingsworth.


GRADE "A": Miss Veva Walton.






Cowley County to Have an Iron Link with the Outside World.

The best day's work ever done by the people of Cowley County was performed yesterday by voting for and securing the Kansas City, Emporia & Southern Railroad. Thanks to W. P. Bancroft and the good people of Winfield and other townships who have aided in the great cause. From this time forward prosperity will crown our efforts and make us a peaceful and happy land, prospering in growth and enterprise and accumulating the wealth.

The following is the result as far as ascertained, which is enough to decide the matter.



Eleven townships are yet to hear from, but will not change the result.




The Parsons & Ellsworth road, to which Cowley county voted $4,000 per mile, "on account of the bond market, railroad strikes, etc." is unable to comply with the contract for building its road, and so the enterprise falls dead in the shell.




Doors, $2.25.

Calves $3 to $5.

Tallow 5 cents.

Windows $2.00.

Hay per ton; $3.00.

Brick, $10 per 1,000.

Hides, dry, 12 cents.

Lath, $5.00 per 1,000.

Flour per cwt., $3.50.

Hides, green; 4 cents.

Milch cows $15 to $30.

Ponies from $20 to %40.

Shingles $5.00 per 1,000.

Rye 60 cents per bushel.

Fencing $25.00 per 1,000.

Oats 20 cents per bushel.

Corn 30 cents per bushel.

Lime 25 cents per bushel.

Potatoes $1.00 per bushel.

Wheat 60 cents per bushel.

Eggs eight cents per dozen.

Barley 75 cents per bushel.

Beef-meat-4 cents per lb.

Castor beans $1.50 per bushel.

Board from $3 to $5 per week.

Beef on the hoof 2 cents gross.

Yearling steers from $7 to $12.

Butter 18 to 20 cents per pound.

Common flooring $2.50 per 1,000.

Two year old steers from $10 to $15.

Hogs, gross weight 4 to 5 cts. per pound.


Mr. Olds and Kate Umble were married last week.

James Benedict will make a visit to his old home in Ohio next week.

Methodist festival on Friday evening next at the new brick church in Arkansas City.

We stopped at the peach orchard of Mr. Bertonia's, last week, and were presented with a half peck of peaches.

The apron of the ferry on the Arkansas broke last Saturday morning, and detained a great many who were coming to town.

If you want a neat job of blacksmithing, go to Kendall Smith's shop, opposite the Central Avenue Hotel.

DIED. Of brain fever, Aug. 30th, 1877, Harry W., only child of N. W. and M. E. Kimmel; aged 1 year, 4 months, and 14 days.

Mr. Elisha Parker brought in a load of potatoes last week that averaged ten ounces each. One that we have on exibition weighs thirteen ounces.

An attempt is now being made to pardon John W. Barber, who was sentenced to jail last May for assault with intent to rape. The punishment of criminals in many instances often proves a mere farce.

On Thursday night Dennis Whitney, who has been working for Thos. Parvin, left the county, taking with him a horse belonging to Mr. Trissell, which he had subsequently traded one of Mr. Parvin's horses for.

BENEDICT & BRO. are making four-gallon fruit cans. We believe they are a good thing. The fruits can be used from the small cans first, and then saved to re-can those from the four-gallon can.




C. M. Scott, Esq.:

Will you please say to the good people of Arkansas City and vicinity, that the festival at the M. E. Church, which was to have been Friday evening of last week, was deferred to Friday evening of this week. Supper will be served at 5 o'clock p.m. for all who will come, and the tables will be kept in readiness, so that anyone coming at any hour thereafter will be served with the best the country can afford. Come everybody and take supper with the ladies at the New Brick Church. The proceeds to apply on the completion of the church. By order of the Committee.




The election of delegates at this place last Saturday was attended with considerable interest. The polls were opened at about three o'clock, and from that time until six, when they were closed, a lively time was had. The delegates elected were A. Chamberlan, Dr. Cormack, Kendall Smith, and R. A. Houghton. Two tickets were in the field, but the above were elected two to one. Whole number of votes cast: 92.



PUBLIC SALE. Mr. David Maricle, desirous of engaging in some other pursuit than that of wheat raising, will offer for sale his entire stock of farming implements on Wednesday, the 10th of October, 1877.

AD: PUBLIC SALE. I will offer for sale at my farm, 7 miles southwest of Arkansas City, on the 10th of October, 11 mules, 3 cows, 7 hogs, sulky plows, seelers, and various other farming implements. D. MARICLE.


The dedication of the Presbyterian Church at Winfield, Kansas, will take place Sunday, September 23rd, 1877. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sermon by Rev. F. S. McCabe, D. D., of Topeka. 10:30 a.m., dedication. 2:30 p.m. Conference, subject, "The Church." Short addresses by ministers present. 7:30 p.m. praise meeting. All are cordially invited to attend. By order of session.

JAS. E. PLATTER, Pastor.


Notice. The gentlemen who called at my house on the 11th, about two o'clock a.m., are respectfully requested to call again. On that night I was not prepared to give them as warm a reception as they deserved, but shall always be in the future. Call soon, gentlemen, PETER MYERS.

September 13th, 1877.


Some parties called at Mr. Myers' house in Bolton township one night last week, and made some desperate threats about hanging him, etc. He has prepared himself for them now, and desires them to call again.


The railroad bond election yesterday passed off quietly, yet with considerable enthusiasm. Two hundred and seventy votes were polled, two hundred and sixty-eight of which were for the bonds, and two against. [PERTAINS TO CRESWELL TOWNSHIP ONLY!]




The commissioners appointed by the United States Government, to proceed to Ft. Walsh, will be afforded every facility for making a treaty with Sitting Bull for his peaceful return to the reservation with his tribe.

While in Washington lately, Hon. Mr. Mills fully explained to President Hayes the Canadian system of dealing with Indians. The President expressed his intention of adopting a similar line of policy and give the management of outposts to experienced army officers, and do away altogether with the agents.

The Canadian Indians of the Northwest are fiercely jealous of the advent of the hostile Sioux, and it is feared may at at any time make war upon them, if their removal is not secured.

It is expected that the new policy towards the Indians, about to be adopted by President Hayes, will bring about the withdrawal of the American Indians from Canada.





All past due notes or accounts not settled before the 1st day of October will be put in the hands of an officer for


Houghton & McLaughlin.


WANTED. I wish to rent a farm for one year, with the privilege of three; one with a fair house, good water, 40 to 80 acres under plow; one with some timber and a pasture, fenced preferred. Anyone having such a farm to rent will find a renter by leaving word with W. S. Packard or L. W. Currier.





Winfield boasts of three photograph galleries.

Presbyterian church dedication September 23rd.

The peach crop of Cowley is estimated at 15,000 bushels.

Cowley county has 47,000 acres of corn, which promises to average 50 bushels to the acre.

A. A. Jackson succeeds Jim Hill in the restaurant business. Jackson knows how to run the biz.

On Monday the Tunnel Mill loaded an ox train of thirty wagons with flour for the Cheyennes and Wichitas.

Two horse thieves started last Thursday morning in charge of a deputy sheriff for Leavenworth, where they will engage in hard labor for two years.

The Winfield schools will not begin on the 10th inst., as announced, on account of the rooms not being ready, but will commence September 17th.

That jolly, good natured, whole souled deputy post master, H. P. Standley, of Arkansas City, spent last Friday afternoon with us, and a jolly time we had. Watermelons, apples, peaches, pears, grapes, lemonade and other luxuries were indulged in and supplied bountifully.

John Johnson, who was convicted, and Thomas Cronkhite, who pleaded guilty of the crime of horse stealing, at this term of court, were sentenced on Monday morning to years imprisonment each in the penitentiary. They are young men of good appearance and evidently capable of becoming useful citizens. We hope they may accept their punishment as a lesson and that when they again appear in the world, it may be as young men determined to redeem themselves.

Mrs. Mary Smith, mother of Mrs. Millington, of this city, died at Belle Plain, Iowa, on the 28th of August, at the advanced aged of 84 years. She was an enthusiastic and consistent member of the M. E. Church.




The hostile Nez Perces, under chief Joseph, were cornered on the 14th by the commands of Gen. Merritt, Gen. Howard, and Col. Sturgis. Sturgis engaged the hostiles, and in a fight lasting several hours, succeeded in punishing them severely. He says, in substance, that the Nez Perces flanked them, and proceeded down Clark's Fork, and fought them nearly all day. He reports that several hundred horses were captured and killed, and a great many Indians lost. Some soldiers were killed. The Crows fought, and captured 150 horses. The Nez Perces had burned Macadow's mill and several ranches.




On last Saturday the delegates of the several townships, chosen to nominate officers for the Republican ticket, gathered together at Winfield. As considerable interest and strife was manifested among several of the candidates, the members of the convention met early to organize. After considerable dispute, the temporary organization was completed and Mr. Callison, of Spring Creek township, chosen Chairman, Chas. Eagin, Secretary, with R. A. Houghton and L. J. Webb, tellers.

Nominations being in order, Geo. Walker, Leon Lippman,

A. T. Shenneman, and S. W. Chase were nominated for the office of Sheriff, and an informal ballot taken resulting in 21 for Lippman, 16 for Shenneman, 15 for Walker, and 4 for Chase.

Fifty-two ballots were then taken in succession, with nearly the same result and without any delay further than remarks how and then by the friends of the several candidates and one hour for supper, lasting from one o'clock p.m. until eleven o'clock at night. By this time everyone was tired, weary, and disgusted, and expressed themselves bitterly against the men who seemed to endeavor to prevent a nomination by shunning a compromise, or listening to the advice of friends. Finally, one of the leaders of Mr. Walker's party was overhead to say he was going to throw his votes for Lippman. Mr. Shenneman was made aware of the fact and ran in ahead and withdrew his name from the convention in favor of Mr. Lippman, who was unanimously declared the nominee.

Following this Dr. Graham was elected Coroner, E. P. Kinne, Registrar of Deeds; Thomas Bryan, County Treasurer; Capt. Hunt, County Clerk; N. A. Haight, Surveyor; Geo. L. Gale, County Commissioner of the first district of Rock, Maple, Vernon, Beaver, and Winfield townships; Major Wm. Sleeth, Commissioner of the second district, comprised of Creswell, Bolton, Pleasant Valley, Silverdale, Liberty, Spring Creek, Cedar, and Otter townships; R. F. Burden, Commissioner of the third district of Tisdale, Windsor, Dexter, Silver Creek, and Sheridan townships.

Mr. Leon Lippman is a hard working, industrious mill [?] man, and one of the best posted countrymen that can be found in the county. He is perfectly competent to fulfill the office of Sheriff and will pride himself in doing it well. He is well known throughout the county, has been here several years, and has the confidence of the different communities he comes from.

Mr. E. P. Kinne was formerly one of our fellow-townsmen. As long as he has charge of the county records, we know they will receive his whole and individual attention.

Tom Bryan is too well known to say much about him. He has handled the county funds prudently and carefully one term of two years; represented Cowley county with credit in the State Legislature, and is a man peculiarly adapted to the position.




"ASHES TO ASHES." The funeral of N. C. McCulloch, formerly of Winfield, Kansas, and a member of the Adelphia Lodge No. 110, A. F. & A. M., took place today, under the auspices of Deadwood Lodge, No. 7. The ceremonies, imposing, solemn, and grand as everyone knows they are, were conducted by H. H. Folk, W. M. The funeral was one of the best attended we have heard of in the gulch. A number of ladies were in the procession, and to the honor of the Masons be it said, the funeral procession was the most imposing we have witnessed in the Hills. Deadwood Times.




Railroad coming.

Sow your wheat early.

Ten excursionists from Illinois here.

There is not a vacant house in town.

Two gentlemen from Cedarvale here.

G. S. MANSER and a Topeka capitalist here.

Several parties are contemplating building houses to rent.


The receipts of the M. E. Festival last week amounted to $43.00.

Two gentlemen from Cherryvale here looking around


JOHN PRUDY and JIM COFFEY started for Fort Griffin today, after mules.

MRS. J. E. TOWNSLEY died at Mr. Maricle's house last Saturday night.

The M. E. Church is now enclosed with the exception of windows and doors.

DR. FULLER, of Wichita, has rented a room over Gardner & Co.'s store, and intends to locate at this place.

ECONOMY. WM. SPEERS pays $20 for the saw dust from Lippman's mill, and hauls it to his own mill for fuel.

MR. WAGGONER, of Maple City, will hold a public sale of farming implements, stock, etc., on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Two gentlemen with their wives from Cedar Vale came over this week to secure a location here before the rise of town property.

No preaching at the First Church last Sunday. Rev. Fleming was at Kansas City, undergoing a medical examination of his throat.

S. P. CHANNELL has returned from Kansas City, where he went to witness the different tests of farming implements and


A camp meeting under the auspices of the United Brethren will be held in the Huff neighborhood, on Pony Creek, commencing Thursday, September 16, 1877.

Our candidate for Sheriff was presented with a deputy by his amiable wife, last Saturday night. Usual weight. Dr. Cormack was the first to notify the sheriff.

Mr. Pruden, with his wife and daughter, arrived at Salt City last week, from his home in Dayton, Ohio. They have come out to see the boys: Henry and Alfred.


Parties wanting a good job of bricklaying or masonry of any kind can secure a good workman by addressing Conn Glynn, at this place. See his card in this issue.



Is prepared to do all kinds of work in his line.

Satisfaction guaranteed.


The president of the Arkansas City Bank owns the race horse "Sleepy Jack," and one of the members of the Cowley County bank has a trotting horse in training.


CORRECTION. In the list of teacher's published two weeks since who gained certificates, Miss Anno O. Wright should read first grade instead of second as therein stated.


ANOTHER CHANGE in the proprietorship of the Courier; Mr. Kelly retiring and Messrs. Lemmon & Millington taking the entire business. Mr. Millington will now be the sole editor of the paper. Telegram.


EDITOR TRAVELER: In your issue of last week in regard to Whitney stealing Trissell's horse, please correct the name, etc. Camillias Whitney stole a pony from me instead of Mr. Trissell.



One week from last Thursday Esquire Herbert joined in the holy bonds of matrimony, Mr. Wm. Hatfield and Miss Martha Boue, both of Silverdale township.


There will be a basket meeting in the grove of James A. West, 6 miles east of Arkansas City, on Sunday, September 30.




ANOTHER CARDIFF GIANT. For several years past parties living on Grouse creek have found from time to time, large specimens of petrified bone, supposed to have been a portion of the once living monster known as the mastodon. One week from yesterday as Mr. William Hatfield was looking about, he found a huge Bone, perfectly sound, and in good state of preservation, the exact image of a human being.

It does not resemble the work of man wholly, yet indications are plain enough to make the supposition reasonable. Some predict that it might have been carried to the creek and left to be found, so as to cause a sensation, but that is generally disputed by those that have seen it and pronounce it a natural growth. The whole neighborhood was considerably excited over the matter, and to prove that Mr. Hatfield actually possessed the treasure, he was prevailed upon to appear before Mr. Herbert, the Justice of the Township, to whom he made an affidavit proving its identity. Many persons have called to see it and many more contemplate doing so. The lucky owner of the relic would not part with it for any sum of money, but might be prevailed upon to furnish a facsimile of it. We hope to hear more about it.


The machinery of the school room needs occasional greasing, and there is an oil long since patented that parents are most successful in applying. Mr. Fleming has kindly consented to address the school on next Friday afternoon upon the subject of Education and the duty of parents in regard to the application of this oil. All interested in the progress of the school are invited to attend. Come early so as to visit both departments.

E. R. THOMPSON, Principal.


A convention of R. A. M.'s will be held at the Masonic Hall on Saturday evening, September 29th, for the purpose of organizing a Chapter. COMMITTEE.




F. Henrion is closing out his stock of goods with the intention of making a trip to Europe.

Hardin, Elliott, and Wiley are making arrangements to engage in hog raising. It will pay when you can buy corn for twenty cents per bushel.

Evan Shiver, Elliott, Hardin, Bullington, Smith, and others have gone to Caldwell after Texas cattle to feed this winter.

Mark Phillips, M. D., was married to Miss Millie Alfont, of Hancock county, Indiana, on the 15th of August, by Esquire Ketchum, of Maple City.




1. BORN. Another voter in north Creswell township.

Andy Brown the happy recipient.

2. BORN. Friday, September 21, to Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Kerr, a son, of the male persuasion.

3. BORN. To Prof. Tyner, a son. This accounts for Ed's

unusual energy of late.

4. BORN. To the future Sheriff, a deputy. It's a boy also.

5. BORN. To Alex Crow, a son.

6. BORN. To A. J. Headricke, a son.

No comments on the prosperity of Cowley county needed.



SINGULAR. Mr. McNown, of Maple City, has a turkey gobbler that mothers a brood of young chickens; gathering them under his wings as natural and with as much care as a hen. Mr. Martin living close by him has another male turkey setting on a nest, with a dozen eggs under him. Mrs. Woodhull should be notified of this singular occurrence as an argument in unison with her



GRAND OPENING of fall and winter millinery goods, on Saturday, September 29th, at Mrs. Hartsock's in Arkansas City. All are invited to call and examine my stock of goods on that day.




The news of the encounter of General Sturgis with the Nez Perces is officially confirmed, but the full details of the victory are not yet at hand. It is known, however, that a large portion of the animals of the hostile camp were captured, and this will probably deprive the beaten band of the power to escape from the concentrating forces of Sturgis, Merritt, and Howard, all in the vicinity. There is, therefore, reasonable ground for the expectation that this most miserable war will be quickly ended.




Gen. Howard gallantly remarks that he will fight it out on that line if he kills an Indian.

Buffalo Bill has cleared $20,000 by his dramatic performances during the last six months.




We availed ourselves of an opportunity of visiting the public schools at this place on Friday last, and readily conclude that our time was not lost by any means; in fact, we never visited a school and considered it time misspent. There is something attractive and even inviting in a school room. After we were comfortably seated, our first survey around the room revealed the first law of heaven--order, and the next of kin, cleanliness. The scholars resumed their studies intently as the occasional turning of a leaf or click of a pencil testified. The recitation we had unfortunately disturbed was again taken up, and by the way they were repeating, we concluded they were eagerly mining for book treasures, and with success. We were somewhat surprised at seeing so few patrons of the school present, and disappointed that the primary department was somewhat disabled by the sickness of the teacher. However, we enjoyed our visit, and will be likely to go again.

Everything moved with exact precision, to the satisfaction of both pupil and teacher--and here let us say that in our two hours' stay we never noticed a single scowl or pout on the face of any, large or small. Willing obedience characterized the school. This, to our mind, speaks volumes. Directly in front of us, on the blackboard, we thought we discovered the key to this. In a neat and legible hand was written: "Kindness wins what force can never gain."

Evidently Mr. Thompson aims to discharge his whole duty and has won the confidence of the school. But if we may be allowed to judge, there is a great lack of sympathy between the teacher and the patrons in our school district. All who read the

TRAVELER will remember Mr. Bacon complained of this lack, and kindly invited co-operation in his work. None responded. The best policy is to lay by the rules of formality and go to work with a will, and our children will receive the benefit. Let us give our teacher a rousing support.

I was about to say a teacher's power for good is only half developed unless there exists a friendly relation between the three parties concerned, the pupil, teacher, and parent. By spending a half day now and then with the school, we would be better able to discover a weakness in our children which we ourselves might strengthen, and not rely solely upon the teacher. These are little things in themselves, but they are grand in the end. The education of a mortal mind is no trifling matter. If we sit with our hands folded, waiting for some great deed to do, some of us will be likely to do nothing. "Between the great things we cannot do and the little things we will not do, life passes and nothing is done."

It is to be regretted that so few heard what Mr. Fleming had to say to the school and patrons. Every word was as truth always is--bright and sparkling as new coin from the mint. What things he said might be repeated here, but knowing how much it would suffer at our hands, we wisely conclude to profit by his advice to us last Friday, and say to everybody else, go and do likewise, and hope you will all have an early opportunity.




I offer the following lands for sale cheap, on time or for cash, to-wit:

NW NW 16, 33, 3, part N 1/2 NE 19, 33, 3; N 1/2 NE 19, 30, 4; W 1/2 NW 25, 32, 5; S 1/2 SE 33, 30, 7.


Address W. B. BEEBE,

Cadiz, Ohio.




CITY COUNCIL met Monday night.

KAW Indians in town selling ax handles and wild plums.

A Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons is to be organized at this place.

MR. NOBLE's native cattle in the Territory are dying of Texas fever very rapidly.

The head blew out of the steam chest at Speer's mill Monday. It is all right now again.

The piers for the Walnut river bridge are completed. The next thing now to be built will be the approaches.

C. H. STONE, Caldwell's first merchant, and Mr. Ashton, now engaged in erecting buildings at the Pawnee Agency, were here this week.

A gentleman was down from Eureka last week, and reported that the K. C., E. & S. had thirty machines at work and were grading at the rate of two miles per day.

DEXTER LODGE NO. 156, A. F. & A. M., meets every Tuesday evening on or before the full moon, and two weeks thereafter. Brethren in good standing are invited to visit them.

MRS. WATSON, an English lady of Leavenworth, has purchased the millinery store of Mrs. Fitch's, and will have a large stock of winter goods in a few days. She comes well recommended.

The report was a mistake that Dr. Leonard sold his farm adjoining the town site on the south to a sister of Noah Kimmel's, for $4,500, including the fruit on the trees and grain on the farm.

We met Pattison, Cowley county's second Sheriff, the other day. His duties began at the expiration of Frank Hunt's term--five years ago. He has been to Colorado, Arizona, and "all


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 3, 1877.

DR. KELLOGG has ceased to practice medicine outside of the city limits. Attending to calls in the country kept him away from the store too much. He will now be found at the store during all business hours.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. A gentleman who was coming to this place with M. A. Felton, with a gray team, was struck and stunned by lightning last Monday, near Nenescah. One of Mr. Felton's horses was also stunned.


See the card of James Dodwell in this issue. He makes to order all kinds of buggy and work harness, saddles, bridles, etc., and keeps all kinds of blankets, fly nets, harness oil, etc. Call in and see some of his work.



On the west side of Summit street, opposite the Mowry House, keeps in stock and will make to order all kinds of Harness, Saddles, and Horse Clothing equipments. All I ask is a fair trial. Come and see me.


E. F. HOAG, son of Enoch Hoag, of Lawrence, formerly Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Central Agency, was at this place Saturday and Sunday, on his way home from the Indian Territory. He met several acquaintances while here.


In this issue appears the card of Huey & Mitchell, real estate agents. Office over J. I. Mitchell's harness store. These gentlemen are reliable businessmen who have the confidence of the community. If you want a deed, mortgage, or note drawn, call on them.


Real Estate Agents and Notaries Public,

Arkansas City, Kansas.

Will pay taxes and furnish abstracts of title.


FEARFUL ACCIDENT. A few days since, Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Farrar, took a vial of ammonia from a stand in the room and drank a part of its contents. Her screams soon brought her mother to her, and Dr. Kellogg was sent for. She is now out of danger, but suffering terribly from the effects of it, as her lips and throat are badly burned.



LARGE CORN. Russell Cowles left a sample of corn with us, grown on the Arkansas bottom land that contains 880 grains, and weighs one pound and twelve ounces. It can be seen at the Post Office. Anyone having extra samples of wheat, corn, rye, barley, potatoes, vegetables, or fruit can help advertise the country by leaving them with us.

Since writing the above, we have sent the corn to Wisconsin by Col. McMullen.


MINOR NOTES. Let us have the Walnut bridge up before high water comes again.

James Wilson will visit Leavenworth this week.

Seeding and threshing engages the farmers' attention now.

O. P. Houghton, Tyler McLaughlin, M. S. Faris, W. J. Mowry, and S. J. Montor have all been sick within the past ten days.

One of our boys was bit on the lip by a girl from Iowa.

The Democrats think they will get away with one or two of the Republican candidates for office in the scrabble between the Independents, Republicans, and Democrats. We will see.

Col. McMullen has gone to Wisconsin. His father will return with him.

Haywood has the contract for Government freighting to Pawnee Agency.

Rube Houghton paid Caldwell a visit last week.

Rev. Fleming is attending the Presbytery at Fort Scott.

Singing school, dancing club, church festivals, and revivals are promised this winter.

No word from Rev. Wingar yet.

L. C. Wood and Jas. I. Mitchell have been sending immigrants and excursionists from Wichita to this place.




MAPLE TOWNSHIP, Sept. 24, 1877.

DIED. On the 19th inst., of summer complaint, Freddie, infant son of T. T. Ferrant [?], of Winfield. Aged 10 months.

Mr. Culbertson sold his farm of 320 acres to Mr. Linkenfelder for $1,500. The improvements on the place are one box house, 20 acres under fence of posts and plank, one mile of hedge, 90 acres broke, and 20 in wheat.

Mr. Gustavus Tucker was severely injured last week by accidentally getting his hand in contact with the cylinder teeth of a threshing machine while in motion. No bones broken, but a narrow escape.

Miss Lizzie Walck, of Wapakanetta, Ohio, has come to Cowley to see the lands purchased by her father and to keep house for her bachelor brother, David Walck, Esq. RED BUD.




Frank Maricle has been engaged to teach the school this winter at Parker's school house.

Miss Kate Hawkins is the teacher at the Baldwin school house.

Noble Wintin teaches at Thomasville.

Frank Hess teaches South Bend school, Dist. No. 42.

Miss Lizzie Landis teaches at the Hamilton school house.

J. O. Wilkinson teaches at Coburn's.

Miss Pickett is to teach at Bland's.

C. C. Holland has an eight months' school at $37 per month, at Stony Point in Bolton township.

Miss Kennedy is to teach at the Pleasant Valley school house.

Calvin Swarts is to teach at Holland's.

Mrs. Staufer will teach near Lorry's.

We should like to hear from all the teachers in reference to progress, number of scholars, etc.


MARRIED. On Wednesday evening, Sept. 26th, by Rev. Samuel D. Fleming, at the residence of the bride's parents, MR. ARISTUS BERKEY and MISS GEORGIA CHRISTIAN, both of this place.

Mr. Berkey is well known and respected at this place and in the county, as an enterprising and reliable man, and his bride is the daughter of Hon. James Christian, one of the oldest residents of Kansas. The happy couple are favored with the good wishes of the whole community, and especially by the printer boys, who were made the recipients of a bountiful supply of palatable eatables.


LAWYERS AND DOCTORS. We have several letters on our desk from different States, asking if this would not be a good place for a lawyer or doctor. We have four practicing attorneys and seven physicians, yet with the prospects of a railroad and a large immigration, there is room for more. The different practices followed can be seen by referring to our card column of business advertisements.




That Pony Story.

MR. SCOTT: I am a reader of your paper, and like to see the Bolton items. I saw one in your last week's paper about Mr. Parvin having a pony stolen. I think Mr. Parvin's pony story is like fried wool--it is a little mixed. Mr. Whitney was to work for Mr. Parvin four months for a "jack," and Mr. Parvin gave him the privilege of trading it off for two ponies. One of them died, and he traded the other one to Mr. Lewis for a pony.

Then he traded it to Mr. Trissell, the pony he rode off. Mr. Whitney worked for Mr. Parvin about three months and a half, and as a good hand on a farm is worth twenty dollars a month. I don't think Mr. Parvin lost any pony, and his neighbors think as I do. Now I will give the pony and Mr. Parvin a rest.





LAKE CITY, COLORADO, September 22, 1877.

Having spent two summers in the San Juan mines, I would respectfully solicit room in your columns to communicate to many friends in Cowley county.

My headquarters at present is Lake City, the champion mining camp of San Juan. The city is neatly laid out and substantially built. The principal business streets will compare favorably with any city west of the Mississippi. Four smelters and reduction works are now in successful operation, and the tons of glittering ore that is piled in the yards and constantly arriving, establishes the fact that the precious metals exist in paying quantities in the vicinity. Several good leads have been developed during the present summer, and the sharp click of the pick and drill and the loud peal of blasts coming from every cliff and crevice indicate the mere presence of the prospector.

My advice to those desiring to come here is to bring excellence. This is a rich mining country yet in its infancy, skilled labor is in good demand. If you bring capital, the chances are that you will get it swamped before you learn to apply it to the local wants of the country. If you bring cattle and horses from the rich pastures of Southern Kansas, you will perhaps find the limited market supplied, and prices very low. If you expect to trade your rich farming lands for rich developed mines, you will find yourself badly sold.

But if you come with the intention of applying yourself to the wants of the country, you will be received with a hearty welcome and find a rich field to operate in.

We are now having splendid September weather, though the ground has already been several times covered to the depth of four inches with the beautiful snow.

Your lively paper is a great favorite in camp. Long may it wave. J. J. ESTUS.




NOTICE. All persons knowing themselves indebted to me, either on book account or by note now due, are requested to call and pay the same without further notice. NATHAN HUGHES.


TWO LARGE WORK HORSES FOR SALE. Inquire at Kellogg & Hoyt's drug store.



We the undersigned, citizens of Bolton township, will not permit shooting or hunting on our premises, and we are jointly combined to enforce the same.









CORD WORD. Cord wood will be furnished to anyone in town by leaving the order and the money at the Post Office, at Four Dollars per cord. No wood delivered until paid for.


BLACKSMITHING. Charles L. Parker has opened his blacksmith shop on south Summit street, and is ready to do all kinds of work in his line. Look out for his card next week.


WILL TRADE FOR FREIGHTING--An ox wagon, and one sewing machine, and mowing machines. R. C. HAYWOOD.


J. W. WAGGONER, of Maple City, wants to trade a good team for property in Arkansas City.




PETER PEARSON's store for rent from Dec. 15, 1877. Inquire of J. A. Loomis.


FOR SALE. 3 steers 3 years old. Inquire Al. Horn's shop.



FOR SALE. 160 acres of good upland 6 miles east of Arkansas City; house 14 x 22, well, and 20 acres broken; price $500; $200 cash, balance will take in trace. Inquire of A. Walton.





It appears that Chief Joseph and his band of Nez Perces, numbering about five hundred, got across the Missouri at Cow Island several days ago, and are doubtless by this time safe on the other side of the Canadian line, on their way to Sitting Bull's camp at Wood mountain. They had about a thousand horses with them when they crossed the Missouri--a fact which proves that they were in no way crippled by the loss of the few ponies captured by Sturgis. At Cow Island they attacked a small party of soldiers in charge of valuable government stores, and were driven off, but not until the stores were destroyed. There were no troops closely pursuing them, and so far as has yet been heard, none were following the trail. Since Sturgis engaged their rear guard and cut off a portion of their animals, they have not even been seen by any of the three parties of soldiers supposed to be endeavoring to overtake them. This indicates marvelous generalship on the part of their savage leader, or deplorable incapacity or feebleness among the military commanders.




More rain last Saturday.

BORN. To Mr. Alexander Campbell, a son.

Crescent Lodge No. 133 met last Saturday evening.

A grand lodge of the Knights of Honor is to be organized at Winfield.

Arkansas apples retailed on the street last week for $1.50 and $2.00 per bushel.

DIED. On Monday night, of congestion of the brain, a child of Henry Taylor's.

Corn fields in the Nennescah valley will average seventy-five bushels of corn per acre.

We are sorry to learn the death on Sunday, Sept. 30th, of a son of our friend, Wm. Wallace, of Dexter.

One of the most comfortable and convenient carriages to be seen is Channell's phaeton that arrived last week.

The men to erect the Walnut river bridge will be here in about a week, and it will then be one before it is completed.

DIED. A daughter of Mr. F. A. Crager, of Dexter, on September 30th, from congestion of the stomach. Aged 16 months.

MRS. THEAKER has been engaged to teach the primary department of the school at this place at $25 per month. Miss Lizzie Ela is to teach the intermediate department.

The Republican Central Committee of Cowley County met at Winfield last Saturday, and elected Hon. C. R. Mitchell, of this place, chairman. A better selection could not have been made.

One of the members of the Missouri Valley Bridge Company was here last week, to see about the erection of the bridge across the Walnut. It will be made to span the river in two weeks.

About one hundred of Emporia's citizens went out to where the work was going on the narrow gauge last week, and took dinner. They express surprise at the rapidity with which the work is progressing.

We received a letter from J. B. Stockton last week, dated at San Antonio, Texas. He expects to return to this place before long. He states the Texans are ready for a war on the Greasers who have been annoying them so much of late.

The M. E. parsonage of Dexter is about completed. It is 14 x 24 feet square, one story and a half high, and painted, making a good addition to the town, and comfortable quarters for the lucky minister who is assigned to that place.

A rumpus took place in Bolton township last week, resulting in a knockdown, a race for Esquire Linton's house, and a general talk all around. It was caused by one man calling his neighbor "a liar." Three dollars fine settled the matter of damages.

Any of our citizens who wish work by a thorough watchman--one who graduated at the American Watch Factory--should send their work to Eugene E. Bacon, formerly of Waltham, Mass., now of Winfield, Kansas.

The Democrats of this township held a meeting Saturday night and elected five delegates and five alternates to attend the Democratic nominating convention at Winfield next Saturday. The delegates are M. E. Welch, Amos Walton, Noah Kimmel, A. J. Burrell, and M. R. Leonard.




Corn is plenty at 20 cents. Freights to Kansas City have gone up 3 cents per 100, and are now 13 cents per 100, or $26 per car on grain, from Emporia. Pork is beginning to advance.

Fall Wheat: 70 @ 90 cents.

Oats: 15 cents.

Rye: 10 cents.

Barley: 75 cents.

Hay: $2.50 per ton.

Wood: $4 for soft and green wood; $4 and $4.50 for dry hard wood.

Cattle: On foot 2 cents for fat cows and fat steers; calves, $4.00 and $6.00; sheep $3.50.

Hogs: $4 per 100 on foot.


Flour: Best, $3.25.

Corn meal: Bolted, $1.25; unbolted, $1.00 per 100 lbs.

New Potatoes: $1.00 per bushel.

Butter: Grocers pay and sell for 20 and 25 cents.

Eggs: Grocers pay and sell for 10 cents.

Cheese: 20 cents.

Chickens: $2.40 per dozen.

Fresh meats: 12-1/2 cents per pound for steak; 6 to 12-1/2 cents for roasts; 2 to 8 cents for boiling pieces.

Veal and Mutton: 6 to 12-1/2 cents, according to cut.

Hams: 16-2/3 cents, by the ham. Bacon, 15 cents by the pound.

Lard: Rendered, 15 cents; leaf lard, 12 cents.

Cabbage: 10 cents each.

Tomatoes: $1.00 per bushel.

Onions: $2.00 per bushel.

Peaches: 50 cents to $1.00 per bushel for seedlings; $1.00 to $1.25 for best eating.

Apples: $1.50 per bushel.

Beans: 15 lbs. for $1.00.

Watermelons: 10 to 20 cents each.

Plums: 15 cents per bushel, wild.

Red peppers: 10 cents per dozen.

Lime: 30 cents per bushel.

Brick: $10 per 1,000.




Winfield is receiving its share of the fall immigration. Several newcomers have located in town and are erecting dwelling houses.

The people at the county seat have resumed their faith in the Parsons railroad enterprise and declare it will be built.

Sid. Major holds the patronage of the traveling public, as well as that of the town. Wilson & Harter have lately purchased two fine top buggies at a cost of $300 each, and now take the lead in fancy turn-outs. They have eighteen horses and about a dozen vehicles.

Capt. Hunt, in anticipation of his clerkship, has invested in a new pair of stoga boots. Tom Bryan, for some cause, has lost ten pounds of avoirdupois, but the loss is so evenly distributed over his bodily surface that it is hard to tell where it was deducted from.

The M. E. church steeple was somewhat dilapidated in one of the recent wind storms. The iron rod with the wind indicator now points toward the earth instead of the heavens.

The largest funeral procession that ever assembled in the county met at the M. E. church last Sabbath, to follow the remains of James D. Cochran to the grave. He was buried under the form of Masonry, by the members of the Adelphis Lodge and visiting members of adjacent Lodges. The ceremony was very imposing and conducted in an able manner.

The partner of the saloon man on the corner opposite the Central Hotel got away with $300 belonging to the firm, and attempted to jump the county, and was overtaken in Sumner county and brought back.




The new goods of Houghton & McLaughlin have begun to come in, and will be received during the week. They have the greatest variety of prints of the best quality to be seen in any sotre in the Southwest--Wichita not excepted. For comfort and warmth, they have heavy quilts for $1.75, and winter clothing cheaper than ever. A part of their boots and shoes are on the shelf now, and the balance will be in this week. They have purchased a very large stock, and propose to sell them so as to buy again, before the winter is over. It will pay to look at their stock.




A son of Sumner Butter's [not really sure of first/last name], 5 years old, was bitten by a copperhead snake on the top of the foot on Tuesday afternoon the 25th ult., and is in a very precarious condition.

And on the same evening a son of Gustavus Lacker's, 9 years old, was bitten on the top of the foot by a rattlesnake. His sister sucked the poison from the wound and the father administered whiskey in large doses. The boy is hopping around on one foot doing well.




SUIT OF BASTARDY. A suit was brought before Esquire Boyer, of Winfield, today, wherein the State of Kansas and Miss Belle Cessna re plaintiffs, and John Thurman, defendant. The defendant is charged with the crime of bastardy. We have not learned the result yet, but will hear from our special reported in the case tomorrow. We understand several parties from Grouse creek made it convenient to go visiting. Some witnesses will be summoned from this place.


MILLINERY. Mrs. E. Watson informs the ladies of Cowley county, this week, that her stock of new and fashionable millinery goods has arrived, and she is now prepared to supply all who call with the best, neatest, and prettiest wearing apparel to be seen anywhere. Associated with her is Miss Gertrude Lockley of Leavenworth, who is one of the best of milliners.


WHILE ADLEY DAVIS was leading M. A. Felton's horse that was stunned by lightning to pasture, last Monday, the horse fell as they were going down the bank at Dr. Hughes', and struck Davis' horse on the hind leg, breaking both bones. The animal is now at Walker's stable with splinters on its leg.


MR. A. O. HOYT found a new buckskin glove Sunday evening. Monday morning he brought it to us to advertise. A few hours after we had written the notice, George Deputy was inquiring of Wm. Gray, the City Marshal, if he had heard of anyone finding a glove. Mr. Gray advised him to advertise it. He came to the office for that purpose, and the glove was returned to him.



Mr. C. M. Scott:

DEAR SIR: Please publish a meeting, irrespective of party, will be held at the Turner school house (or better known as the Bland), Saturday, Oct. 13th, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of nominating township officers for the ensuing year.

J. M. SAMPLE, Trustee.


SALT CITY. Tom Mills, Baker the blacksmith, and Lewis left Salt City last week for Arkansas. The blacksmith made $710 at that place in five months.

Mr. Berkey started to Kansas City after a new lot of goods yesterday.

The ferry is well patronized and meets the favor of



RUBE HOUGHTON offers the use of his new building, situated between Al. Horn's and E. R. Kager's places of business, for any entertainment the young folks want. Especially for a hop.


SALE. RUSSELL LEE, three miles northeast of this place, will have a public sale of farming utensils, etc., Thursday, Oct. 25th.


JUST RECEIVED. 1,000 pounds of Side and Breakfast bacon, at Mantor & Welch's.





The following dispatch explains itself. It is dated at Eagle Creek, on the Yellowstone, Oct. 5.

"Gen. A. Terry, commanding the Department of Dakotah:

Dear General--We have had our usual success. We made a very direct and rapid march across the country, and after a severe engagement being kept under fire for three days, the hostile camp of the Nez Perces under Chief Joseph surrendered at two o'clock today. I intended to start the 2nd cavalry toward Benton on the 7th. Cannot supplies be sent out on the Benton road to meet them and return with the remainder of the command to the Yellowstone? I hear that there is trouble between the Sioux and the Canadian authorities. I remain, General, yours very truly,


Colonel, Brevet Major-General U. S. A. commanding.

As soon as the companies of the 2nd cavalry, of which Gen. Miles speaks, arrive here, the commission will start for Fort Walsh.




After Gen. Miles' first battle with the Nez Perces, the troops held the reds in a narrow ravine, and there picked them off from rifle pits, losing only four men themselves. Joseph raised the white flag four times, offering to surrender if he might keep his guns. Miles demanded an unconditional surrender, and on the last day Joseph raised the flag again, advanced in front of the lines, handed his gun to Miles, and shook hands with him. The remainder of the command did the same. Forty wounded Indians were in the camp. The number of dead is unknown, as all were buried. The entrenchments of the Nez Perces were ingeniously constructed. Their bravery was unsurpassed throughout the fight, and they are credited with numerous acts of humanity to wounded whites.




BUILDING ASSOCIATION. A project to build a number of houses to rent has been talked of by some of our citizens. The arrangement was to be that each property holder who can, should build a house, costing $250 or $300, and rent it at reasonable rates. If a dozen persons will agree to it, the Association can be formed. Almost every day we hear inquiries of houses to rent; and many persons who would have remained with us have been compelled to go elsewhere to find shelter. We have before us a half dozen letters of inquiry, in reference to houses to rent. It is a matter that should not be neglected or business will suffer in consequence of it. As a speculation alone, it would pay largely.


Leon Lippman, the Republican Candidate for Sheriff.

As some slurs have been made against Mr. Lippman being a citizen of the United States, etc., we give place to the following taken from the Courier of Winfield.

Mr. Leon Lippman is a native of France, or French parentage, and is 33 years old. He came to the United States when but eleven years of age; joined the Union army in 1862, and was honorably discharged from the same at its close in 1865, with all the rights of citizenship of the Government. However, to avoid all imaginary objections, he presented his proofs at the last term of our district court, and was "naturalized" under the laws of the U. S., a proceeding entirely unnecessary.

He has been a resident of Cowley since 1870, and a more temperate, honorable, and upright citizen does not live within this county; all the flings and cover insinuations of his enemies in the country notwithstanding. Mr. Lippman is a Republican, has always supported the nominees of the party by his voice and vote, and is now deserving of the straightforward and honest support of the entire party.




The following are the marrige licenses issued by the Probate Judge since September 1st, 1877.

Abner Schooling--Roda Louder.

E. P. West-Annie Sperlin.

John W. Rose--Mary A. Brown.

O. S. Olds--Catharine Umble.

William Hatfield--Martha Sone [? Bone ?].

W. F. Hurd--Nancy Horten.

Mc. D. Stapleton--Rebecka Ramage.

Amos L. Mouser--Lena Hostetter.

A. W. Berkey--Georgie H. Christian.

John W. Budd--Carrie Whittington.

John H. Mount--C. A. Jackson.

Wm. S. Grever--Almeda C. Chapple [? Chappie ?].






RECAP: Judge McDonald elected Chairman; Amos Walton, Secretary. Present: 38 delegates. For Sheriff: Chas. C. Harter; W. A. Freeman; John R. Smith--Harter won.

For Registrar: A. W. Berkey, of Arkansas City, was unanimously nominated for Registrar by acclamation.

No nominee for Treasurer: knew Tom Bryan would win.

No nominee for County Clerk.

Surveyor: Charles McClung.

Coroner: Doctor J. T. Shepard, of Arkansas City.

For Commissioners: W. H. H. Maris (First District);

I. D. Hon (Second District);

John R. Smith (Third District).




The following communication was received from Northbrook, Chester County, Pennsylvania, during the week.

To the Editor of the Price Current:

Please tell us the history of the Texas cattle fever. Do any cattle have it in Texas? Under what circumstances are our native cattle liable to take it? Is there any known remedy? Do Colorado cattle take it? If you will please answer these questions and give such other facts as come under your knowledge, you will oblige your readers. A. MARSHALL.

Northbrook, Chester Co., Pa.



Mr. Marshall has propounded to us one of the most knotty problems ever given to any man to solve.

He first asks us to give him a history of the Texas cattle fever. To get a correct history of anything, we must go to where it is said to have originated, and as you cannot find a Texas cattle man, who will tell you that he ever saw or heard of a case of "Texas cattle fever" in Texas, it is indeed a difficult matter for us to give the history of a disease, which those who have had experience with Texas cattle, all of their lives, say does not exist. This "Texas cattle fever" question, is one which even the proverbial "Philadelphia lawyer" could not solve.

There is such a disease, however, which is called the "Texas cattle fever," and there are various theories in reference to it. We will give the theory; but are inclined to believe with our Texas friends that there is no such thing.

We believe that it is all an idea and that diseases, which native cattle have and which are attributed to the Texas cattle, are nothing more than diseases which the native cattle are heir to. We will relate an incident.

A few years ago a well known Texas cattle dealer took some through Texas cattle to Eddyville, Iowa, and was about to unload them from the cars when the farmers protested against it. The owner of the cattle told one of the farmers that if he would let him put his cattle in his pasture, he would pay him for every head of cattle he lost by disease. Not one died, but in the county north, where there had been no Texas cattle, many of the native cattle there had died, of the murrain. "Now," said the Texas cattle dealer to the writer, "if I had taken my cattle to the county where those cattle died, why it would all have been attributed to the presence of my cattle, and I would have been mobbed."

In 1868, it will be remembered, that, alarmed by the destruction caused by the Splenic fever all over the country, it was agreed upon by the cattle growing States to appoint commissioners, who upon invitation from Governor Oglesby, met at Springfield, Illinois. The commissioners appointed from Ohio, Dr. Townsend and Mr. McMillan, made a report to the State Board of Agriculture of that State, and in answer to the question, "Can cattle communicate disease without having it?" the response was:

"The history of some of the diseases affecting human subjects afford cases precisely analogous. Prisoners, confined in ill-ventilated dungeons, before the days of prison reform, have often given typhus fever to a whole court at the time of trial, while the prisoners themselves had been steeped so gradually in the poisonous atmosphere that their symptoms had become accommodated to it, and hence they have escaped altogether, although the poisonous exhalations from their bodies have spread death all around. A person protected by vaccination from small-pox may have that modified and trifling form of disease known as varioloid, but such a person may communicate fatal small-pox to another person not protected by vaccination. It may therefore be presumed that Texas cattle have come so gradually under the influence of the cause of the mischief, or have in some way become comparatively insusceptible to this action, so that they escape the deadly form of the malady, and yet can communicate its seeds to more susceptible animals."

Kansas City Price Current.




Proposals for Wood

School Disttrict No. 2.

Sealed bids will be received until Thursday, October 25th, for 20 cords of hard wood, cut two feet in length, and split ready for use. To be corded up on the ground at the school house, and measured by the District Board. Bids will also be received for forty-foot wood. Right to reject any or all bids reserved. By order of the Board.

T. H. McLAUGHLIN, District Clerk.


Proposals for Cord Wood.

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Cowley county, Kansas, will, at the Office of the County Clerk of said county, let the contract to furnish forty cords of good merchantable wood for the use of said county. Said contract to be let on the 19th day of November, 1877. Bids to be filed with the County Clerk on or before 1 o'clock p.m. of said day. The Board reserve the right to reject any or all bids.

M. G. TROUP, County Clerk.





This is to notify all of our customers who are owing us on account that we will make a reduction of TEN PER CENT, on the same if settled by CASH before the 20th of November next.


P.S. Satisfied that it will be to the advantage of all concerned, we take this occasion to say that on end after this date, we shall sell


As an inducement to the same, we make the following


We will make a reduction of TEN PER CENT from the regular price on


This is no humbug offer. For instance: We will sell all the dollar-bottle proprietary medicines for NINETY CENTS, and so on through the list--and don't forget it.


Arkansas City, Oct. 17, 1877.





F. N., EARL has opened a blacksmith shop in the building on South Summit street, formerly known as "Porter's shop," and is prepared to do any and all kinds of work in his line.



Mr. Earl learned his trade in New York City, and served seven years for the Fashion Course Association, and can shoe a horse to prevent over-reaching, interfering, etc. He has had twenty-three years' experience, and warrants to please. All work promptly attended to.





This space reserved for Mantor & Welch,

successors to R. A. Houghton & Co.




Don't forget to visit the schools.

HOGS FOR SALE. Call on W. B. Trissell, Arkansas City, in the next ten days.

A new blacksmith has come to town, rented the shop built by Porter, and is ready for work.

Town property continues to advance in price as the time of the coming of the railroad approaches.

The Kaw Indians were in town last Monday, buying supplies preparatory to going on their fall buffalo hunt.

We are glad to learn that Dr. Hughes is recovering. He has been confined to his home for two weeks or more.

Agent Searing of the Pawnee Agency stopped over night at this place, last week, on his return from Wichita.

Mr. Dodwell has a friend from Iowa that has concluded to locate with us awhile at least, to engage in stock raising.

Maricle's sale last Wednesday was well attended. Some articles were sold low. Among them a header for $125, that originally cost $300.

An extra session of the Legislature will be called this winter, and our member, C. R. Mitchell, will be absent from town during its duration.

A man from Wichita was in town last week and saw Bearce's spotted pony that Miss Ela was riding, and claimed it was his own. He gave bond and took the pony.

Rev. Fleming's son, Willie, about six years of age, amused himself by setting fire to his father's haystack last week, and it required considerable mental and muscular exertion to extinguish it.

SWEET POTATO. MR. WILSON SHAW left us a sample of sweet potato, grown on his farm on the divide, that weighs six pounds and a quarter, and is so large it cannot be placed on our specimen shelves. It is of the white variety, and wholly sound. A part of it was broken off in digging, which would probably have made it weigh three-quarters of a pound more.




The M. E. Church steeple had to have a scaffold built to the top of it before the iron spire could be replaced that was blown off.

Charley Harter and J. L. Hill are now managing the livery formerly owned by Mr. Wilson, and promise to keep up the reputation of the stable by doing as well as heretofore.

It is generally understood that M. G. Troup, the present County Clerk, will be an independent candidate for reelection. Mr. Troup has had the office four years, and the nominating convention declared in favor of Capt. Hunt for the next two years.

Money loans at three percent a month, in some instances, and there is great demand for it even at that ruinous rate.

A. H. Green has announced his intention to deal in real estate, and will make an energetic agent.

Frank Gallotti is doing a large trade in boots and shoes, and is especially desirous of making bargains with his friends in this vicinity.



Rev. David Thompson has returned from Elk County, where he has been for several weeks.

Mr. James Wilson, of the "Central" store, has returned from Leavenworth and other cities farther east. His fall and winter stock of dry goods will be received in a few days. We are glad to have him back again.

J. I. Mitchell came down from Wichita Friday evening, and returned on Monday. He has a harness shop at this place and at the railway terminus in Sedgwick county.


No call has yet been made for the nomination of township officers in this township yet. The officers to be elected are Trustee, Treasurer, Clerk, two Justices of the Peace, two Constables, and Road overseers for each Road District. The present officers are: I. H. Bonsall and James Christian, Justices of the Peace; Timothy McIntire, Trustee; Wyard Good, Treasurer; William D. Mowry, Clerk; Wm. J. Gray and George McIntire, Constables.


A meeting of the voters of Bolton township, regardless of party, was held on the 13th pursuant to appointment. On motion, John Linton was elected chairman and Lyman Herrick secretary. On motion, the following nominations were made: James Sample, Trustee; A. J. Kimmell, Treasurer; A. H. Buckwalter, Clerk; F. C. Davis, Justice of the Peace; John S. Lewis and John W. Brown, Constables. On motion, the meeting then adjourned.


Lecture for the benefit of the M. E. Church. Judge Christian will deliver a lecture in the new Methodist Church, on Friday evening, October 26, on "The Curiosity of Names," the proceeds to go towards finishing the church. Admission 20 cents, or 30 cents a couple. Children 10 cents.


A CALL. The voters of Silverdale township are requested to meet at Mr. Butterfield's, on Saturday, October 20th, at two o'clock p.m., for the purpose of nominating township officers for the coming year.


J. O. WILKINSON, Secretary, Township Com.


The receipts of the M. E. mush and milk festival last week was $7.80 for cream, and $5.20 admission fees at the door.


SIXTEEN FAMILIES. MR. W. D. FEAGANS, of Floris, Davis county, Iowa, with fifteen other parties, arrived here last week, and will settle in Cowley and Sumner counties. Among the rest, Banister, who used to reside west of this place, came along. Mr. Feagans says he read the TRAVELER one year and three months before he concluded to come. The paper was taken by himself, read, and then passed around the entire neighborhood until it was completely worn out. We hope they will be well pleased and able to represent the statements of the TRAVELER as under estimated, if anything.


A GOOD WORKMAN. MR. F. N. EARL, a gentleman from Illinois, lately located among us, has rented the "Porter Shop" and is now ready for any kind of blacksmithing that may be brought to him. Mr. Earl understands his trade thoroughly and is spoken of by those who have tried him to be one of the best mechanics that ever came to the border. He is an experienced horse-shoer, and takes pride in shoeing driving horses. Owners of running horses can't find a better man to do their work than Mr. Earl.




Intermittent fever is raging among the Osages.

Kaw Indians have struck for Kansas and say they want work.

Big Chief's band have returned from another visit to the Sacs.

A crazy Cherokee doctor is traveling among the Indians of the Territory.

Much sickness now prevails among the Pawnees, and a few deaths have occurred from congestive chills.

Intermittent and bilious fevers are very prevalent among the Kaws, and some other types of disease of a fatal character.

Several responsible Big Hills have gone to the plains to look for buffalo, and no wild rowdies were allowed to accompany them.

Osages report large numbers of wild turkies in the neighborhood. Flocks are said to contain from five or six to as many hundred.

Tah heh kah heh, a relative of Gov. Pah-ne-no-pah-shee's, died the other day, and one of Hard Rope's men has been hired to mourn.

Dr. Williams, late of the Kansas City Surgical and Medical Institute, made us a pleasant call last week. He is the newly appointed physician for the Pawnee Agency, and succeeds Mrs. Dr. Longshore.




Now is the time to set out trees.

Quite a heavy frost Monday morning.

LEE's sale, two miles east of the Walnut, takes place tomorrow.

BORN. To Russell Baird and wife, Saturday, Oct. 29th, a daughter.

A number of Kaws were in town last Sunday, on their way to Wichita to sell ponies.

DIED. October 12th, Edwin E. Huff, son of S. and Aramintha Huff. Aged six years.

HUNDREDS of large fat hogs will be butchered in this county as soon as cold weather begins.

AL. MOWRY lost one of his bay horses last week. The affliction seemed to be blind staggers.

BORN. Thursday, October 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Kinne, of Winfield, a son. Weight only nine pounds.

DIED. John Kerr, brother-in-law of S. Sparks, Thursday, Oct. 18th. Buried at Winfield, Saturday, Oct. 20th.

BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. Newman, on Tuesday morning, a son, which accounts for the unusual happiness of Mr. Newman.

S. T. WOOD was nominated by the Republicans and Democrats of Sumner county, last week, for the office of Surveyor.

FLAX SEED. FRANK LORRY raised about 125 bushels of flax seed this year. It makes excellent horse feed when fed in small quantities.

MARRIED. Oct. 16th, at the residence of J. B. Plumb, by Rev. J. J. Broadbert, Mr. John Myrtle and Mrs. Florilla Wright, both of Bolton.

CHARLES ROSEBERRY was made the happy father of another boy last week. His father came out from the East just in time to christen the urchin.

NEW GOODS. M. S. FARIS received several loads of goods Monday evening about the size of an ordinary hay stack, and proposes to show the public what he can do for cash.

The meeting in Bolton township, at Bland's school house, was attended by Hon. C. R. Mitchell, Capt. Hunt, M. G. Troup, and

A. W. Berkey--all speakers. The audience failed to come.

MARLON STUBBS, formerly agent of the Kaw Indians, is a candidate for Treasurer of Lyon county. Mr. Stubbs has always had the reputation of being an honest, reliable gentleman.

The BUILDING ASSOCIATION met last Saturday, and made arrangements to erect six houses by January 1st, in order to accommodate parties with houses to rent until they can build. Business will be lively this fall.


A LIBRARY SOCIETY WAS ORGANIZED on Tuesday evening of last week, with Dr. Williams, President, and Miss Ella Grimes, Secretary. Regular meetings are to be held on Tuesday of each week. The programme will be charades, reading of select pieces, dialogues, etc.


In another column will be seen the advertisement of the Salt City ferry, offering to cross parties at any time of the night or day for the small sum of twenty-five cents. The route by the way of Salt City is a good one, and generally favored by freighters going to the Indian agencies in the Territory.


THIS FERRY IS LOCATED ON one of the best crossing points on the Arkansas River, within one mile from Salt City, and on the most direct route to Caldwell and the Indian Agencies. Teams or horsemen taken across at any hour of the day or night. Good shelter for stock and ample accommodations for travelers at the city.


It takes about three bushels of wheat to make one hundred pounds of flour. The toll at steam mills is one-sixth, and at water mills one-seventh. When they grind for cash, they charge from fifteen to twenty cents per bushel. For shelling corn the millers charge two cents per bushel. Two bushels of good corn will make one hundred pounds of meal. The toll is from one-quarter to one-third of the meal. The standard weight of one bushel of wheat is sixty pounds; of shelled corn, fifty-six pounds; corn in the ear, seventy pounds. Both mills at this place are buying wheat and corn, paying from fifty to seventy-five cents for wheat and fifteen cents for corn.


We notice the name of S. T. Wood, of Falls township, Sumner county, as a candidate for county surveyor on the ticket nominated lately. We have known Mr. Wood for several years, and should take pride in seeing him elected. He is a surveyor of more than ordinary experience, and has worked extensively for the U. S. Government in the survey of the Indian Territory, Utah, and elsewhere. In the surveyor's camp he was recognized to be one of the best workmen that ever shouldered a compass. Every man who knows him will be sure to vote for him.


GOLD is valued at $335 for one pound of sixteen ounces; iron 2 cents, lead 8 cents, zinc 11 cents, antimony 15 cents, copper 25 cents, arsenic 550 cents, mercury 95 cents, nickle $5, silver $20; but vanadium, the most precious of all, is worth $10,000 per pound--nearly thirty times as much as the precious gold. Hereafter, in speaking of a gentleman's worth, you will say "He is worth his weight in vanadium," and explain to the children that heaven is no longer paved with vulgar gold.


MANTOR & WELSH. This new firm has on hand a large and fresh supply of sugars, coffee, teas, spices, and all kinds of table articles of the best quality. The best of tobaccos and finest of cigars. Syrups and molasses, canned fruits, bacon, hams, and side meat, crackers, cheese, and in fact everything needed in the provision line.




The meeting of Congress revives the question of dividing the territory of Dakota. It is urged that Dakota is twice as large as any other territory, and that many citizens, in order to reach Yankton, the present capitol, are compelled to travel hundreds of miles on horseback or in wagons. It is proposed to make Deadwood the capitol of one of the sub-divisions.


Nez Perces.

Before Joseph's band became so worn down as to fall a prey to Miles, a good many of the leading army officers at the Northwest had a chance to fight him, and in going to shear came back shorn. Whether it was Howard or Gibson or Sturgis or any of the minor officers who went at him, Joseph threw them off with heavy loss. He certainly proved himself worth of whatever Indian frippery may denote a major-general's stars among white men.


Latest from City Bull.

A Chicago Times special from the Sitting Bull commisssion, Fort Worth, British Northwest Territory, Oct. 17, via Fort Benton, 21, received early this morning, says the commission has met Sitting Bull, and utterly failed to obtain satisfaction or terms of settlement from him. After detailing the difficulties through which the commission passed before reaching the Indian band, and the reluctance of the Indians in yielding to the persuasions of the Canadians and allowing an interview to take place, they fearing that a trap was about to be sprung on them, he describes Sitting Bull as a swarthy, black-haired, beardless, pure-blooded savage, with an air of judicial gravity and intelligence.

Sitting Bull continually fears treachery on the part of the Americans, and distrusts his own tribe when they are near. He refused to shake hands with the commissioners, and said he wanted them to sit out in full view, and not behind the tables. They complied, and General Terry addressed them, stating the object of the visit, namely: that the President wished hostilities to cease forever for the sake of all parties. If the Indians would return and refrain from hostilities against the United States Government, a free pardon would be given for all past acts; no attempt would be made to punish them; and the past would be forgotten. This the President promised. He went on to say that all other hostile Indians had now surrendered to the United States authorities, and had received no punishment whatever, but had been received as friends. They had received, or would receive, the proceeds of the sale of their horses and had been presented with cows, and otherwise received honorable and just treatment. The same terms were offered Sitting Bull's people. The savage warrior smiled broadly at the mention of surrender. The speech produced no effect, the offer of peace was rejected, the council broke up, and the commissioners turned their faces homewards.


The following is given by Gen. Crook.

Arrangements, as far as possible, are completed for the removal of the Sioux at Spotted Tail and Red Cloud agencies to their temporary location. Capt. Wessels, with two companies of the Third cavalry, and all the Indians of Red Cloud agency, will leave on Thursday for a place on White river, in Dakotah about forty miles from the Missouri river. Capt. Lamon, with two companies of the same regiment, and the Indians at the Spotted Tail agency, will leave there on the same day for the Ponca reservation, in the Northern part of Nebraska, at Prairie river, where they will remain till spring.

The Arrapahoes who are to move to the vicinity of the Shoshone reservation, are expected to start the same day.

Gen. Crook anticipates no trouble whatever. The General says with regard to the abandonment of the frontier posts, Camps Robinson and Sheridan are the only posts to be abandoned this fall. He thinks that the troops will be retained at most of the posts on the Union Pacific--Forts Laramie, Fetterman, McKinney, and Camps Brown and Stambaugh--for many years.



Senator Ingalls' bill granting pensions to certain soldiers of the Mexican war, etc., provides for the payment of a pension of $8 per month each to all surviving officers and enlisted men, including militia and volunteers of the United States military and volunteers of the United States military and naval service who served sixty days in said war, and were honorably discharged, and to the surviving widows of such officers and enlisted men, provided they have not remarried.

Senator Plumb has introduced a bill donating from the United States Government to the State of Kansas two sections of the Fort Harper military reservation for the establishment of an educational institution, and providing that the remainder of the reservation be thrown open for settlement.


Sorry-Looking Cavalry.

The Helena (Montana) Herald of the 2nd inst., describes the filing through that place, on the day previous, of Company E, Seventh Cavalry, Lieutenant De Rudio in command. Hundreds of people in attendance of the Territorial Fair were amazed at the reduced condition of the horses and men. Says the Herald:

"A sorrier spectacle of reduced and broken-down horseflesh was probably never seen in the mounted service of Montana. Here was a sample portion showing the sad plight of the whole mounted force operating of late against the Indians. Howard, after an unprecedented march, protests that he was doing the best that he could with his jaded horses and sore-footed and shoeless infantry. He was scouted at and berated soundly. When Sturgis reported his animals 'played out' and unable to move off a walk--many of his horses, indeed, wholly disabled and dropped in the chase--the barroom warriors chuckled and said, 'He won't do.'

. . . De Rudio's troop did good service and good campaigning to the full extent of human and horse-flesh endurance. It did another good service in passing through Helena on the escort journey north. It completely upset the critics who have railed and carped at the military these past two months. In place of spirited war-steeds they saw skeleton animals fit for little else than the bone-yard; horses that the troopers could not coax or urge into a trot, and numbers of them that could not bear their riders except at short intervals. The lesson taught by the spectacle of Saturday will not readily pass from the memory of the people who witnessed it."




The Courier within the past few weeks, and especially since Lemmon and Millington assumed control of it, has improved wonderfully. Besides adding one column on each page, the reading matter is set in smaller type, thereby giving nearly double the amount of reading matter it did before. We have several copies at our office that can be seen by anyone who desires to see a model home paper.


The Republican candidate for Sheriff [Lippman] came to this county seven years ago, and has been one of the people, having followed farming for three years, and milling and farming for four years. His relation to the working class gives him better opportunities for serving the county than his opponent can have, who has been a clerk in a store for several years, and cannot sympathize with them as can Leon Lippman.




The following committees have been chosen by the Ladies' Sewing Society for their Thanksgiving Festival.


Mrs. R. C. Haywood, Mrs. Dr. Hughes, Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. Dr. Kellogg, Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. L. McLaughlin.


Mrs. S. B. Fleming, Mrs. V. Hawkins, Mrs. E. Parker, Mrs. E. Weatherholt, Mrs. L. C. Norton, Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. DeMott, Mrs. S. Pepper, Mrs. J. L. Huey, Mrs. I. H. Bonsall.


In town: Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. J. I. Mitchell.

East of the Walnut: Mrs. L. McLaughlin.

Over the Arkansas: Mrs. S. Pepper.


O. P. Houghton, S. P. Channell, Mr. Hutchinson.


Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Miss Gertrude Lockley, Dr. Williams,

W. D. Mowry, H. M. Bacon.


To procure them: E. D. Eddy.

To cook them: D. B. Hartsock, W. J. Mowry.


W. D. Mowry, J. C. Topliff, J. Sherburne, W. Stewart,

Dr. Williams, Miss Pickett, Kate Hawkins, Angie Mantor, Dora Dixon, Mowry Bowers.


Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. Dr. Kellogg, Mrs. Hartsock, Mrs.

E. D. Eddy.


Mattie Mitchell, Mary Theaker, May Benedict, Annie Norton, Annie Hutchinson, Linnie Peed.


Mrs. Dr. Hughes, Mrs. Coombs.




This town is prospering finely. Mr. Thomas Royal, formerly of the firm of Todd and Royal, of Wichita, keeps the hotel in this place, and has ample accommodations for the trading public. He also has a large livery stable which he has been fitting up of late. Mr. Royal is also Superintendent of the Coal Company here, and expects to continue drilling. He has propositions from different parties to do the work.

Frank Waldo is going to move his goods into Royal's store building, the present building being not large enough. Dr. Arnold will remove his office to the building that Frank occupies at present. He has been located here for the last seven months, and has established a good practice throughout the surrounding country.

Wm. Berkey is doing a good business in a general assortment of dry goods, groceries, drugs, etc., and probably the only merchant in Kansas that sells calico by the pound. His rates are one dollar and a half a pound. His motto is to sell cheap for cash.

Mr. Wm. Resch who has lately located here is doing a good work in the blacksmith line. He solicits the patronage of the surrounding country. The town is improving morally as well as in business.

The United Brethren have a church established, and preaching every alternate Sabbath. Rev. McCuen presides. They are going to build a parsonage as soon as possible.

Singing school is held once a week at the school house.





CLEAR DALE, Oct. 19, 1877.

Clear Dale is a post village located in Guelph township on the head waters of Bitter creek, five miles north of the Shoo Fly road. The place was located about nine months ago, and is in a prosperous condition.

Bigler & Thompson are doing a good business in groceries, drugs, and ready made clothing, have a large trade in their line, and sell as cheap as anybody in Southern Kansas. Mr. George Loyd is the wagonmaker of this place, and is prepared to do all kinds of work in his line, solicits the patronage of the farming community. He intends to enlarge his shop soon. Mr. A. Cumins is the proprietor of the Cumins house. Any person stopping here is sure of getting a good meal. He also has a good farm and knows how to farm it, having 140 acres in wheat this fall. He also boasts of having the best well in Sumner county. There is a blacksmith and shoemaker located here. This would be a good point for a live wide awake dry goods merchant, also a hardware store.

Last Mondy, the 15th, a fearful storm passed over the country south of here, its course was southeast. It carried the Kincade school house some fifteen feet from its foundation. Thomas Butts' house was moved eight feet from its foundation. It tore Mr. Carpenter's house into fragments, also Charles Wentworth's house was blown over. No lives lost by the storm.





Dear Scott: After a long and very tedious journey, we have arrived here. Our health greatly improved on the way, but since our arrival myself and Mrs. Wingar have both taken the fever from which we are now slowly recovering. I have collected many facts of interest, which if you desire, I will forward for publication.

Please forward any mail in your hands for us except newspapers to Brito. Magazines "Golden Hours" we should be glad to have forwarded. I am unable to write much as my ears are buzzing with quinine. Yours truly,





Osages want cows that have no horns, and think they will give sweeter milk.




PINE LUMBER. I have added pine lumber to my stock of Hardware, and will be pleased to furnish the same to anyone wishing to buy at Wichita prices--freight added. Call and see me before purchasing elsewhere.



CALL. Ye lovers of a good smoke, call at the Central Drug Store and see what a five-cent nickle will buy.


BOOKS! BOOKS! Persons wishing books for the Holidays can be supplied by leaving their orders with Will Mowry.

FOR MUSIC BOOKS, sheet music, or anything in the musical instrument line, leave your orders with W. D. Mowry. Orders by mail promptly attended to.


COAL OIL. Gardner & Co. sell the best for 40 cents per gallon.


LAMPS just received at L. H. Gardner & Co.

EUREKA. The Eureka Chimny, fire and water proof, at L. H. Gardner & Co.

HA! HA! A fine treat for the boys and girls when Gardner & Co.'s candies arrive. Look over them.


FAIR WARNING. All persons knowing themselves indebted to me for herding will do well and save cost by calling and settling the same with me. No defalcation in this. EZRA MILKS.


TAKEN UP BY CITY MARSHAL six head of yearlings from the town herd. The owners can have the same by paying charges. The town herd is not herded by anyone now. Parties that had stock in the herd will do well to look after them. W. J. GRAY, City Marshal.


LAST SATURDAY was a lively day at the "Central Store," the way the five cent calico went off, and the way the boots and shoes went out was something wonderful. Mr. Wilson and Johnie had just as much as they could attend to, and are now opeing about a dozen more boxes of dry goods, boots and shoes, hats, capts, etc., that they want their friends to buy. No use in going to Wichita or sending east for dry goos now, since we have the best goods for the lowest price at our own door.



Beautiful new Fall Dress Goods

All-wool Cashmeres, Mohairs, Matelasse Cloths, etc.

New Style Waterproofs, Flannels, Yarsn.

A big stock of Boots and Shoes, cheap for Cash,

And a great many other new goods. Call and see them.









The Osages are coming in from all quarters for enrollment and are camping all around the Agency. The beat of the drum--which must be heard to be appreciated--can be heard in all quarters, and at night their singing and whooping while gathered round the camp fire playing mocasin, or in the still wilder sport, dancing, adds to the general confusion.

A band of Ponca, six by six in number, have been swapping ponies with the Osages for the last week. We did not recognize among them any member of the delegation which accompanied Inspector Kemble through here, and left him unceremoniously at Arkansas City. They say they will go west from here to Cheyenne Agency, to visit one of the present chiefs of that tribe. They claim that several years ago the Northern Cheyennes made a successful raid into their camps, and among their captives was a boy, that had not heard of him, and had given him up as dead, until their arrival in the Territory, since which they have heard of his presence among the Cheyennes and his position of honor.

Seventeen hundred head of beef cattle are being held about ten miles from here for the Osages; also 500 head of stock cattle will be issued after the Indians are enrolled. More anon.

Wah pemole [? pemore ?]. T. M. FINNEY.




WICHITA, Oct. 23, 1877.

Mr. Van Kelso was married to Miss Lizzi Abbott on Sunday, Oct. 21, by Rev. Hobbs, at the Richey house.





An alligator or some other monster is causing great uneasiness among the Osages, on the Arkansas. They keep fires blazing all night and refuse to sleep near the water.




MR. MARICLE, of Bolton township, has 800 acres of wheat that is looking exceedingly well.

The barber shop has been removed to Mr. Baker's house, nearly opposite Finney's livery stable.

JOHN GRIMES, who left this place with Porter and others, is now located at Napa City, California.

BORN. Sept. 30th, to Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Kellogg, of Vernon township, a daughter. Weight nine pounds.

MR. HARVEY DWYER, formerly of Beaver, has returned from Nevada Territory. He intends to stay this time.

TURKEYS. MR. KAY killed twenty-two wild turkeys while returning from Pawnee Agency, after taking down a load of freight.

MARRIED. By Rev. S. B. Fleming, Octo 29th, Mr. C. T. Lowe and Miss Jennie E. Rodman, all of Cowley County, Kansas.

REV. R. S. McLANAHAN has returned from the meeting of the

U. P. Synod of Kansas, at Kansas City. He had a good audience last Sabbath.

RETURNED. Col. J. C. McMullen returned from Wisconsin last week, after a visit of several weeks. Cowley county is good enough for him.

WILKS FOSTER, of Vernon, has left the country without paying his debts. He was indebted to Myton, of Winfield, $130.

That large sweet potato we had on exhihibition was sent to Wisconsin for the people of the Badger State to gaze upon. It weighed six pounds and six ounces.

LUMBER. S. P. CHANNELL has a fine lot of pine lumber, lately purchased at Wichita, that he is offering special inducements to parties wishing to build.

All three departments of the school met in one room last Friday to recite declamations, orations, and essays. Those who attended were well pleased with the visit.

One of the largest cabbage heads we have seen for many a day was left in our office by David Bright. It was grown on the sandy land of the Arkansas river and weighed twenty-one pounds.

MR. FULLER, engineer of the K. C., E. & S. W. railway was at Winfield last Friday. He reports work progressing on the road and says the company is desirous of reaching Cowley county as soon as possible.



MRS. T. H. McLAUGHLIN, who has been visiting relatives in Texas for several weeks, returned Friday evening, accompanied by Miss Hattie Newman, sister of Mrs. Haywood and A. A. Newman, of this place.



A CARD. The undersigned desires to thank Messrs. Arthur H. Smith and John W. Ledlie, of Cedar township, for the assistance they so kindly gave in recovering his stray horse.



There will be a coal meeting held at Salt City, Saturday evening.

FRANK WALDO is going to move his goods in a large building, the present building is not large enough. Frank is doing good



A. H. GREEN, of Winfield, issued a five column real estate paper last week, containing a map of Cowley county, a history of its growth and prosperity, and other valuable information. Green is an energetic businessman, and furnishes the best of



HORSE RACE. Next Saturday a race will take place between "Jack Rabbit," owned by Simms, and "John Bascom," owned by J. Howard. $300 has been bet on a side, besides a lot of cattle, mules, and hogs. The race will be run on the quarter-mile track at South Bend.


800 ACRES IN WHEAT. Some of our Eastern farmers that plan all winter to put in a twenty or thirty acre field of wheat would consider it a pretty good job to have a look after Mr. Maricle's tract of 800 acres in Bolton township, this county. It cost him $2,400 to sow the weat, or $3 per acre. If the yield is good, he will have 16,000 bushels, worth probably $12,000, leaving him a net profit of $8,000 for his work.


CHILD POISONED BY AN OVERDOSE OF LAUDANUM. On Saturday evening Mrs. Kizer, who was on her way to Caldwell to meet her husband, stopped at Mr. Cyrus Wilson's house with a sick child, and asked for some peppermint drops. The lady not having any, poured some water in an apparently empty vial that had contained laudanum, and gave the contents to the child. The child was soon in spasms, and the mother caught the child up and ran into the street, inquiring for a doctor, and was sent to Dr. Alexander.

Dr. Shepard was also called in, but in spite of all efforts, the child died within twelve hours. Mr. Kizer is the gentleman who is erecting a mill at Caldwell, and his family was going to him, when they stopped with Mrs. Wilson, with whom they were acquainted. The medicine was given with the most kindly intention, and the mistake made from the vial appearing empty--the spirit or fluid part of the laudanum having evaporated, leaving the opium drug.


WILL MOWRY seems determined to lead in the supply of smoking material, and has ordered the finest lot of tobacco and cigars that can be found anywhere in the Southwest. He has all the latest kinds of cigarettes and choice smoking tobacco, with an ingenious little lamp constantly burning to light by. When you want a choice cigar, call in and see him, and take a look at the display in the window. Besides a number of different kinds of pipes, he has the plain ten cent cigar holder and the pure mewerschaum cigarette mouth piece. They are handsome and extravagant.


The following are the amounts bid to supply wood two feet in length for the use of the school at this place. The award being made to the lowest bidder, whose name appears on the head of the list.

Jacob Probasco .............. $3.70

Thomas H. Tyner ............. 4.49

D. M. Purdy ................. 4.50

Charles F. Hilton ........... 4.50

C. M. Scott ................. 4.70

W. S. Packard ............... 4.95

Charles Gallert ............. 5.00


OFF FOR A HUNT. O. P. HOUGHTON and several others are going down on the Salt Fork to hunt antelope and turkeys. Both are reported very numerous. O. P. is one of the happiest men living when he is poking a double-barrelled shot gun behind the gills of a turkey gobbler, or making fifteen feet leaps after a wounded antelope. He is said to be a good marksman, but we can't help thinking of the fourteen shots it took to bring down a squirrel while on a trip to Osage Agency some time ago.


The Commissioners subscribed stock to the Kansas City, Emporia & Southern railway at their special session last Friday. Mr. Fuller, the engineer of the company, was present to see to it. Work is progressing steadily; the men are promptly paid for their work; the bridge timber is on the ground for the Cottonwood bridge, and everything has the appearance of a solid corporation backing it.



A SWINDLE. A few days ago the brewer of Wichita wrote J. W. Brown, of Bolton township, that he was paying 75 cents per bushel for barley. Mr. Brown took up 120 bushels, and when he got there, they told him they had all they could store, and could not take it. He did all he could to sell it, and finally made a sale of eighteen cents per bushel.


THOMAS BERRY started to Kentucky with Ambrose Gaunt, his brother-in-law, last Monday. Mr. Gaunt spent a few weeks at this place, but as the fatal disease of consumption had gained such a hold on his system, he had to return. Mr. Berry expects to be absent about three weeks, and will bring his mother back with him when he returns.


MARRIED. October 22nd, at the residence of the bride's father, in Bolton township by the Rev. David Thompson, E. C. Henderson, of Richmond, Kansas, and Miss Laura Turner. After the ceremony, the happy couple started for Franklin county, this State, the home of the bridegroom. They take with them the best wishes of their many friends.


RETURNED. HARVEY DWYER abandoned his trip to California when he reached Nevada and has returned again to Cowley county. He concluded he was leaving a good country for a poorer one, and wisely came back. Mr. Nesmite, who accompanied him, bought a tract of land in Nevada. Wait a year or so and you will see him poking back.


In behalf of the Ladies Society, we desire through the columns of your paper to tender our sincere thanks to Judge Christian for his interesting lecture; also Mr. and Mrs. Berkey for their music last Friday evening.


MRS. J. GIBBY, Secretary.


We hung our cage with a mocking bird in it at the back door one morning last week, and within ten minutes heard the bird fluttering, and noticed another bird on the cage reaching through the wires with its claws. On going to the door, we found it to be a small hawk, that flew away in an instant.




Troup was in office for four years as County Clerk. The Republicans did not choose him as their nominee...the Democrats repudiated him also as a nominee. COURIER came out with a NASTY ABOUT TROUP. THIS WAS DENOUNCED BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AS FOLLOWS.

This is to certify that we, the undersigned, Commissioners of Cowley county, Kansas, have read an article in the editorial columns of the Winfield Courier, entitled "Crookedness," and find the same to be a gross misrepresentation of Mr. Troup's official acts concerning the final statement and settlement of Mr. Kager's account as County Treasurer of said county. Believing in the motto, "honor to whom honor is due," we would further say that no official act of Mr. Troup, in connection with Mr. Kager's final settlement, would in the least degree indicate in the mind of any fair-minded person that he (Troup) was dishonest, inefficient, or unfaithful in the trust confided to his care; but, on the contrary, his every act in that matter but serves to confirm us in the belief that he has been, and is, a faithful, efficient and honorable public servant.




October 27, 1877.





Quite a number of weddings--stewing; not done yet.

BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. McGuire on Sept. 9th, a daughter. John is hardly approachable yet.

Farms are changing hands all the time, and at all kinds of prices.

Mr. C. G. Handy's wife has been very low with fever. Her numerous friends will be glad she is improving and out of danger. Dr. Graham, of Winfield was her M. D.

Wheat looks splendid.

E. P. Y.