Arkansas City Traveler
Friday, June 2, 1922 to Saturday, June 24, 1922

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922

Arkansas City has a new manufactury, which has sprouted up unbeknown to the chamber of commerce or to the business people generally. The new factory is turning out flower vases, and made its first shipment yesterday. The proprietor is J. W. Johnson, and the first shipment was made to the mayor of Kaw City, Oklahoma. The factory is located at 320 West Linden avenue. At present two sizes of vases are turned out, and in addition a special bird vase is made for birds to bathe in. The machinery and materials employed, and the design of the vases, are all original with Mr. Johnson. The bases are a pretty white product, and are made of cement and are substantial.

Mr. Johnson, being a man of small means, has started his little plant on a small scale, but he is turning out the vases and is finding a market for them. Mr. Johnson was formerly a painter and paper hanger.


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922

Henneberry and Co., meat packers of this city, are at present running special features in the Traveler, in regard to the early history of Arkansas City and the stories in this connection will be read with interest by the present day residents of the city.

These articles will be appreciated by the public, there is no doubt, and they can be preserved in scrap books as the correct history of this once noted border town of old Indian Territory. The history in this connection dates back to the time the Indians roamed the land on which the city is now located. Read the first installment of the history in this issue of the Traveler, which is entitled "The Indian legend of the water God."


The indian legend of the water God

In the beginning, according to Indian fable, a tribe of desolate Red Men lived in the State of Kansas.

The wrath of the Great Spirit was upon them. They had broken faith with a neighboring tribe. Buffalo and all wild game fled from their territory. A pitiless sun cooked and baked their fields. Wherever they camped the land became dry, barren, a desert.

Terrific storms tore down their shelter, scattered their possessions, and sent death to their warriors and ponies.

They cried repentance to the Great Spirit. He would not hear. They begged forgiveness for their wrong. But the Great Spirit laughed and renewed his fury. For ages they wandered, outcasts and accursed.

And then, in the midst of an awful storm, the great Chief Quannah knelt and prayed mercy for the remnants of his people. The winds were hushed. The thunger stilled. The clouds dispersed and a great calm came upon the land. As Quannah raised his head in wonderment he saw the Water God before him.

"Your punishment has been long and severe," said the Spirit. "Your people have been chastened and humbled. Now the Great Spirit relents. He receives you again. Hark to His promise.

"Here where you kneel, two rivers shall join. The land shall be fruitful and blessed. Game shall be here in plenty. Buffalo will return. And the land between these rivers shall forever be sheltered from storm. The Water God has spoken for the Great Spirit. Arise. Tell your people."

Fanciful? Legendary? Mythical? Yes. But storms have swept around both sides of Arkansas City while the city itself has remained undisturbed at the junction of the Walnut and Arkansas river.

Indians believe the legend.

This is No. 1 of a series giving the history

of Arkansas City, its people and industries.


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922

Fresh choc beer seems to have been Charley Reny's specialty until he was disturbed in his operations by a police raid made today. Chief Dailey and Officer White swooped down upon his premises at 216 North E street. They found a 15-gallon keg of choc beer, which had just been freshly made, buried on the premises. He was transferred from his beer garden to the city jail, where he awaits trial at 5 o'clock this evening. He is a colored man.


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922

A petition filed by a majority of the property owners on North Second street, asking for repaving of the street with Natural Island asphalt, was filed with the city clerk today, and will come up with the board of commissioners at the next meeting.





Secret Rites Performed for 153; 2,000 Ku Kluxers

In Attendance.

Special to the Traveler

Blackwell, Okla., June 3.Standing on the hill-top near the Smith farm, 4 1-2 miles east of Blackwell, Okla., about 9 o'clock last night, were 2,500 Klansmen in their white hoods and bed sheets to witness the initiation of 153 new members.

Arkansas City, Winfield, Blackwell, Newkirk, Ponca City, Enid, and Kaw City were represented among the hooded figures. The Ku Klux Klaners had erected a 30 foot flaming cross on the crest of the hill and special lighting was furnished by a dynamo on the farm.

The scene was witnessed by people for miles around. Outside the lines patrolled by mounted klansmen were hundreds of automobiles filled with spectators. They were allowed within about a quarter of a mile from the spot where the grand goblin and kleagles of the domain introduced the new members to the mysteries of the organization.

All the robed figures were masked in accordance with the ritual of the Ku Klux Klan. The grand dragon of Oklahoma delivered a lecture.

"No Man's Land" Cleared

The ceremonies went off quietly and so far as known, were held without the knowledge of the officers here. No accident happened to mar the picturesque event. One overbold spectator attempted to cross the lines to get a closer view of the exercises and a mounted Klansman quickly chased him back into the mass of spectators. None was able to enter "No Man's Land," until the initiation had been concluded and the klansmen had departed by automobile and horse as silently as they had stole into the vacant pasture to hold their ceremonial.

It was estimated here today that there are approximately 5,000 klansmen in this domain, including Arkansas City, Newkirk, Blackwell, Winfield, and Ponca City.

Arkansas City is reported to have about 500 members.



"The Milliken Refinery will be in operation by the middle of June, and in full blast by September."

This was the statement made to the Traveler by Dr. C. Khiro, psychologist, when he was in the city recently. The plant is scheduled to open June 10. The doctor writes from Coffeyville.

"I recall that I told you the Milliken Refinery would be running by the middle of June. By September 1st, it will be operating on a larger basis than any time in its history. You will learn that my psychic impressions never fail. Whenever I tell you a thing is going to happen, it will never fail. The people who own property in your city will be lucky as prosperity is going to strike Arkansas City with unparalled impetus, just as I predicted it would when I was interviewed a few weeks ago."

Following are the comments of several men, picked at random, on reopening of the plant.

T. F. Parks, manager of the Arkansas Valley Gas Co. "I think its fine and will be of great advantage to the people of this city, and with the present high price of oil and gasoline, there seems to be no reason why the plant should not do a wonderful business and employ several hundred men."

Harry S. Brown, real estate dealer and judge of the city court. "It's fine, it is just the same as the city landing a new industry at this time."

A. H. Denton, president of the Home National bank. "I am delighted to hear of the plant reopening for business, of course, and it should start off with a nice payroll for the laborers of Arkansas City."

G. D. Ormiston, retail shoe man. "Good news and I hope it's all true. With the present high price of oil and gasoline, there should be money in the refining business."

O. B. Seyster, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and the Retailers association. "By gosh, I hope it's all true and the plant opens up as planned at the present time."

M. N. Sinnott, city clerk. "The opening of this plant will do Arkansas City a lot of good at this time."



What do you think of your job and how do you like meeting so many people?

Mrs. Chester Ewing, as she leaned back in her comfortable chair in the ticket window at the Strand theatre, exclaimed "It's fascinating. It is the greatest opportunity in the world to study human nature. I sit here and see them go by, the good and the bad, the pleasant and unpleasant, the cheerful and the gloomy. I learn to know the express that denotes a certain state of mind. Sometimes I make a mistakeI think a person is an ideal typeand then they haggle with me over the price and use some bitter terms. There are other unpleasant features, such as crying babies and silly questions, and the annoying sound of the organ inside, the machine above, and other noises outside.

Miss Beulah Beaty, who does most of the dark room work at the Cornish studio, stated: "I think it is very ordinary to meet so many people and not even know their names. My work is wonderful. I go into the dark room and engage in the making of pictures. The time flies. The first thing I know it is time to quit."

Mrs. Ewing said, "I would call that ostracism. Just think of what you miss! The educationthe broadening influence of constant contact with people of all classes."

Miss Beaty replied, "In my work, I am a creatora producer. In yours, you are only an accessory in the businessa cog in a machine. At the end of the day I feel that I have contributed to the world's goods. I look at my work and if it is well done, I am happy."

Mrs. Ewing answered, "I take exception to that. In the picture industry there is minute division of labor. Perhaps I am only a cog; but without me, the whole thing would fail as I take the money from the public which supports the industry. I am a vital part of the whole. There is less division of the work where you are. You do more towards making the finished product."

Both young women declared laughingly: "After all, your job is just what you make it. I wouldn't have your position for anything!"



A new $200,000 industry for Arkansas City!

The Standard Auto Signal Co., of Emporia, with capital stock of $200,000, is going to move to this city.

Operation will begin within a month and the number of men employed is not fixed as yet, but employment will be furnished to quite a number.

The company's representative here has completed a deal for the purchase of the Arkansas City Wind Engine company, building, and machinery, at the foot of the canal and near the power plant of the Kansas Gas & Electric Co. from A. C. Jordan, and the auto signal device will be manufactured there, F. L. Johnson, manager of the company, said.

Local Men Own Stock

"There are a number of Arkansas City men interested in the sale of stock for the company," Mr. Johnson said. "We have the moral support of the Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce and the secretary of that organization looked up our standing before we decided to locate here. This was picked from a list of several of the enterprising cities of this section of the country, both in Kansas and Oklahoma, because we are sure it is a live city and we will maintain our permanent headquarters here.

"We have leased the building formerly occupied by the Kansas Gas and Electric company, at No. 113, and will have the uptown office on the main floor there. It is a centrally located place and just what we want for the office and sales department of the company."

Officers of the company are Chas. H. Sharp, of Emporia, President; W. N. Smelser, also of Emporia, secretary and treasurer; and Fred L. Johnson, of Oklahoma City, manager.

Mr. Johnson came from Oklahoma City several weeks ago and has been negotiating for the sale of stock and the purchase of permanent quarters for the company. All of the company's material now in Emporia will be shipped to Arkansas City at once. There are $15,000 worth of tools and other equipment there, the manager says.

To Make Auto Signals

The new auto signal device, which this company will make in this city, is a standard signal, to be placed on the rear of the auto and which will be retailed at a nominal price, the manager of the company states. It is mechanically operated and does not interfere in any manner with the other workings of the car or of the engine. It is called a "traffic cop" to serve your individual car. It is a life, a property, a time, and a money saver, according to the members of the company.

A. C. Jordan with the Company

A. C. Jordan, owner of the Kirkwood Wind Engine Co., who has been a resident of this city for a number of years, stated this morning that he had sold the plant to the Emporia company and that Mr. Johnson was now in charge of the place.

Mr. Jordan stated, "I have completed the deal with Mr. Johnson, and he is now in charge of the plant. I will remain with the new company and will operate the factory for the company. The deal really was completed the first of the present month, but I have been in charge of the plant all the time. Mr. Johnson is here to carry on the work at the factory and I shall be in the employ of his company in the future. I have been in Arkansas City for a long time and have been operating the windmill factory and the foundry at this location for the past eighteen years, that is since the 25th day of April, that number of years ago."

The windmill plant was started here in 1888, by a man named Kirkwood; hence the name of the plant has always borne his name.

Mr. Jordan and family reside at 1227 South First street, and will continue to make this city their home, which will be good news to their friends here.



Topeka, June 3.Mrs. C. N. Hunt of Arkansas City, was in Topeka today to ask state officers of the American Legion auxiliary to require the Arkansas City unit to accept her membership in that body. Miss Emma Hadorn, state secretary, said the local unit has authority to accept or reject the membership.



Commissioner Dees informs the Traveler that the south road will be put in good condition just as quickly as it is possible to do so. At first the commissioners thought it would be the better plan to plow the road up from the river to the state line and resurface it and cover it with tarvia. After taking into consideration the money the commissioners have with which to do the work, it was decided to make the road four feet wider, adding two feet to each side of the road, refilling the holes and rough places with crushed rock. For that purpose the rock crusher will be moved to the vicinity of the road to be repaired next week.

Commissioner Dees says that Bourbon county is making some of its roads over and and using a two inch coat of tarvia for the top coat. But it was impossible to do the south road of Arkansas City this way at the present time because of a lack of money.

The regular road tax of Cowley County is a little over $60,000.00 per year, and to make this road south of the city a tarvia road, it would cost $40,000, and would take more money than is allotted to this commissioner district. So the south road will be repaired and made wider, but nothing further will be done in the way of a permanent improvement before another year at least.

While on the subject of good roads, the Traveler will state once again that the automobile license tag tax amounts to about $70,000 for our county, and is now in the county treasury. This money cannot be used without getting up a benefit district, asking for state and government aid, applying to the state engineer's offfice, and going through a lot of other red tape, piling up sufficient overhead to make the average county not to want to engage in road building.

We wish to assert once more that the county commissioners of a county should be made the highway commission, and have charge of all the roads and make and repair all roads in the county without interference from officials at Topeka. The county should have the authority to vote bonds, to make good roads, using the material in the county for the building of these good roads insofar as possible, and the automobile license tag money should be used to pay the bonds.

This is the only way every county in the State of Kansas will get good roads and get them quickly. In Cowley County, if there was such a law, it would be an easy matter at certain times of the year, when the farmers are not busy, to get every road in the country graveled at a small expense. The farmers and laborers wouldn't object to the expense for the reason the tax collected to pay for the roads, would come back to them for work performed in building the roads.



C. Lytal, the well-known local real estate dealer, is of the opinion that the slump in population in this city, according to the enumeration figures recently given out, does not do Arkansas City justice. He points out that the building permits were greater during the past year than for the previous year, and says that within the past two years there have been built some 400 or 500 residences in this city. He says he cannot account for the showing made by the figures except on the theory that a mistake has been made either in the last census or in previous enumerations.

With reference to the empty houses, he says that in almost every case the empty houses are old or semi-modern, and states that you can hardly find a new house in town that is empty. He stated: "If owners would modernize these houses, they would have no trouble renting them. People now-a-days are not living under the conditions that belong to the past. No one will take a house without a bath in it, except as a last resort."



The Chicago Store changed ownership today. For some time E. W. Halstead has been conducting this store, but today he sold out to S. B. Collins of Kansas City, Mo.

Mr. Collins is a member of the firm of Burrel Collins Brokerage company of Kansas City. For twelve years Mr. Collins has been a traveling salesman for the brokerage company, but has become tired of the road and will enter business in Arkansas City by conducting the Chicago store. He will retain his interest in the brokerage firm at Kansas City, but will not be an active member. The deal transferring the Chicago store to Mr. Collins was consummated today, and he is in charge. Mr. Collins will move his family here and make Arkansas City his future home.

Many years ago Mr. Collins lived in eastern Cowley County. From there he moved to Colorado, and finally located in Kansas City, where he has been for the past nineteen years. He is an experienced business man, and will keep the Chicago store up to the present standard, and advance it a little, if possible to do so.

Mr. Collins is the father-in-law of Robt. B. Clark, the plumber, who has lived here for some time. It was through Mr. Clark's efforts that Mr. Collins located in the city. C. Lytal real estate agency made the sale.



While on a visit to the state penitentiary this week, Sheriff Chas. Goldsmith of this county, saw several of the prisoners from this vicinity, according to a report from Winfield today. They are doing well, he says, and most of them hope to be free again soon. John W. Kastle, of this city, the sheriff says, is still running the prison store outside the prison walls and he is well liked by the prison officials. He has made business better there by his skillful handling of the store, the sheriff states.



Winfield, Ks., June 3.Plans for the proposed new bridge over Grouse creek at the western edge of Cambridge are being made in the office of County Engineer W. S. Ruggles. The tentative plan now under way is a concrete girder bridge of three spans of forty feet each. It is probable that plans will also be drawn for a stone arch bridge. When built the new bridge will replace the iron bridge now at that place and and which is not suitable for the heavy traffic now going over that road. County Commissioner Robert Goforth is very desirous of having the work start as early as possible.



After an illness caused from heart trouble and lasting but a few days, Mrs. Addie Ward, of 421 South Third street passed away rather suddenly this morning at the family home at 5:45 o'clock. She was the wife of W. F. Ward, who conducts a barber shop in the first block on East Washington avenue. The husband and one son, William Ward, survive her. Mrs. Ward was born in Topeka and had spent her entire life in Kansas, with the exception of a short while when the family lived in Ponca City, Okla. She was 54 years, two months and nine days of age at the time of death. She came to Arkansas City in 1876 with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Logan, who were pioneers here. Mr. Logan was the veteran plasterer of this city. He died about eight years ago. Two brothers, W. W. Logan and J. B. Logan, of this city, also survive Mrs. Ward. Funeral services, Oldroyd chapel, conducted by Rev. J. J. Carroll. The body will be interred in Riverview cemetery.



Special to the Traveler

Winfield, Kan., June 5.Enraged with jealousy, Ralph H. Fielder, 40, fatally shot his pretty wife, aged 35, and slew himself shortly after midnight, last night.

Late today Mrs. Fielder was hanging onto life at a local hospital by a thin thread. "Little hope is held for her recovery," the physicians said. "She was shot three times. The dangerous wound is through the forehead, the shot piercing her brains, which are oozing out."

Child Sitting On Her Lap

Two bullets entered her left jaw after she fell. Her nine year old daughter, Violet, was sitting on her lap when the father fired at the mother. Fielder fired a bullet into his right temple, dying two hours later without regaining consciousness.

Miss Vanetta Feaster, a sister of Mrs. Fielder, and Frances, 12, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fielder, witnessed the shooting. Miss Feaster sat upon a bed and saw the first shot. She covered her face with her hands and did not see any of the other shots.

"I feel like my husband is going to kill me," Mrs. Fielder confided in a friend, before leaving a tent show which she and her husband had been attending. She tired of the show and went out to the automobile; Fielder followed her a short time later and grew angry when he was unable to find her immediately. "She has eluded me." he declared to bystanders. He located her in the car and slapped her face. They drove home where they engaged in a violent quarrel.

Pleaded With Him

Shortly after going to bed, Fielder arose, dressed, and left the house. Later Mrs. Fielder was aroused by cursing in the room occupied by her daughters. She entered. "We may as well end this now," he declared. "Oh, don't do that, Ralph," she implored. "We have our two daughters to live for. Let's try and get along in harmony until they are old enough to look out for themselves." He pulled a gun from his pocket and began firing. It was then Mrs. Fielder fell to the floor with her daughter, Violet, in her arms. Violet was unharmed.

Fielder fired a shot into his own head and dropped on the floor beside his wife. They had been married about 13 years. Friends of Mrs. Fielder claim that he was very jealous of her. She was an accomplished musician, and a daughter of Rudolph Feaster, well known Cowley county farmer. Her husband was a paperhanger and painter.

AD: MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922



Mr. Collins came from Kansas City, Mo., and he is an experienced Variety Store Manager.

Advertised for women: House dresses and aprons, underwear, hosiery, shirt waists and handkerchiefs.

Advertised for men: Complete line of men's hosiery, work shirts, overalls, odd pants, work gloves, work straw hats, and handkerchiefs.

Advertised for the Kiddies: Wash suits, hosiery, underwear.

Played up: Domestic Piece Goods.

Most Anything You Need: Glassware, China Ware, Aluminum

Ware, Cooking Utensils, Wash Tubs and Boilers, Dinner Pails, Stationery.



MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

Eliminating City Physician.

Two ordinances, one providing for dispensing with city physician and combining the work of that office with the duties of the health officer, were passed today. No increase in salary is provided for the health officer, which is $75 a month, and by dispensing with the city physician, a saving of $50 a month is effected, which saving amounts to $600 a year. The services of Dr. B. C. Geeslin, present city physician, are terminated.


Dr. Day, according to information given by him to the mayor, intends to put in a complete laboratory equipment for testing purposes, particularly for testing the city water and milk so far as the city's business is concerned, but to be used by him privately for making various other tests.

Eliminating parking in front of Theatres.

Ordinance is passed which prevents parking in front of the theatres. This applies to all the theatres in the city, namely, the Isis, Strand, Rex, and Fifth Avenue.

Cottonwood Trees, a Nuisance, to be removed.

Cottonwood trees bearing cotton will come under the ban as a public nuisance, and all such trees will have to be removed. If the trees are on private property, the owner will be required to have them removed; if on city property, it will be up to the city to remove the trees. Cottonwood trees not bearing cotton will be spared.

Parking for Drays and Baggage Wagons.

A motion repealing an existing ordinance and authorizing a new ordinance regulating the matter of parking for drays and baggage wagons was passed. All such wagons exceeding eleven feet in length will not be permitted to park on Summit street in the business section. The ordinance will provide parking space for wagons of this character greater than 11 feet in length, on Central avenue, which is centrally located with reference to the business section. Small Ford baggage wagons may park on Summit street.

Kansas Gas & Electric Private Gas Tank and Pump.

An ordinance was passed granting KG&E the right to install a private gas tank and pump in front of their private garage, which is located across the alley from the rear of their office and sales house, 224 South Summit Street, to be put in according to city specifications.

Paving Petitions.

A majority, 50 out of 97 residents, petitioned for repaving Second Street from Birch Avenue to Washington Avenue. Action will be taken on this as a result.

Due to considerable property affected having changed hands since the petition was made, no action taken on paving South Third Street between Van Buren Avenue and Tyler Avenue.


MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

Lee Biggs, well known local contractor, has been awarded the contract to build the new I. X. L. school, south of the city. The contract was awarded at a meeting of the school board of District No. 89 Saturday afternoon. W. L. McAtee drew the plans for the new school. The contract price for the school, which will be located on the site of the present school house, which is an old timer there, is $5,000. Work began today. School is to be a stucco building, 34 by 44 feet. Members of the board in that district are Wm. G. Mullett, R. J. Murray, and Harry Derr.


Mr. Biggs also has been awarded another nice contract in the city, which is for the erection of the office building and the lumber sheds for the new Huey lumber yard, to be located on the site of the old button factory, which was destroyed by fire some time ago.




MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

Frank Denton returned last night from Kansas University at Lawrence to spend one week visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Denton. He will spend his vacation at Glacier park, establishing a camp for boys there.


MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

The Isis theatre will give a radio demonstration tomorrow night, in connection with the regular program. On this occasion various stations will be tuned in, with no set program.

Beginning on Friday night, the Isis will introduce a regular program proposition. It will be the programs broadcast by the Kansas City Star. The Star has just completed the installation of a radio sending station, and will broadcast its first program tonight. These programs will be regularly broadcast by the Star on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights of each week.

As noted above, this service will be started by the Isis next Friday, and thereafter the Star radio programs may be heard at this theatre on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The Star programs will consist of overtures, violin solos, cornet solos, cello solos, addresses, popular songs, piano solos, and orchestra selections.

This promises to develop into an entertaining feature for the Isis theatre.


MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

The office safe at the Midland Valley depot was blown open last night and according to Agent D. A. Steele some change was secured, probably less than $25. Mr. Steele stated, "But they made a good job of blowing the safe. It was a complete wreck and parts of it were blown all over the office."

Mr. Steele stated that entrance into the office was effected by breaking a window lock and raising the window. The police reported that nitro glycerine was used for blowing open the safe.

No one in the vicinity seems to have been aroused by the explosion and the party or parties who committed the depredation have not been apprehended.


MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

Got any Freckles?

Freckled faced kids step forward and sign your name in the contest that is being conducted by the Traveler. First prize will be a boy's suit given by Kuntz clothier, valued at $13.50; second prize, a $5 savings account given by the Security National bank; and third prize, 10 tickets to the Rex theatre, good at any time.

How to Win

The contest will be held thusly: Every boy with freckles must register at the Traveler office by Thursday noonyour age and address must be given. A number will be placed opposite your name when you register. After the registration these numbers will be placed in a box: first number drawn wins first prize; second number, second prize; third number, third prize; and the next 25 numbers drawn will receive one ticket each to "Penrod," which will be shown Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Rex theatre.

Winners Announced Thursday

You have up until Thursday noon to register at the Traveler office. The winners will be announced in the paper that night.

Whether you have one rust spot or a million on your face, you are eligible to enter the contest.

Maybe you've got more freckles than Wesley Barry, featured in "Penrod," and if you can produce more than he, you may become a movie star and gather in the big salary that he does. Wesley claims to sport the finest set of freckles that ever adorned the face of any boy. If there is an Arkansas City boy who can disprove his claim, the contest will tell. It's no dishonor to have freckles. It is a sure sign of greatness. Do you know that many of the most illustrious presidents of the United States had freckles when they were boys? Republicans and Democrats: they let their faces get rained on when they were young, and they rusted in spots.

All Had Freckles

Girls! Bah, girls are always doping themselves with lemon juice and cold cream to get rid of them, but what feller wants to be a sissy? Take John Quincy Adams, one of the first presidents of this country, didn't he have them? Who is there to deny Adams had freckles? Andrew Jackson, another president. Didn't he have them? No one can say he wasn't freckled. Even Teddy Roosevelt, the great American. Why when he was punching cattle out in Dakota, before he worked up to be president, he had a smear of freckles that would have put Micky Barry to shame. Wasn't he afterward a great man? General Pershing used to be proud of his freckles when he was courtin' the ole swimmin' hole down at Laclede, Mo. Pretty nearly all the big heroes of the war, the fellows who went over the top and cleaned up on Germans, had freckles. It's a mark of distinction even in the army guard house.


MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

The musicians' union of this city held a business session yesterday and made some slight changes in the scale of prices for services of members. A slight reduction was made in the scale for dances.

The new scale is $6.00 for leaders and $5.00 for side men. For park dances the scale is $4.00 for leaders and $3.00 for side men, for a minimum of three dances per week.

The scale for concerts and parades remains the same, $2.00, in each case. A number of new members were received into the union yesterday.


MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

Glen E. Sullivan, who was principal of the grade schools at Medicine Lodge during the past year, has accepted a position as principal of the sixth grades here next year.

These grades will be in the old senior high school building. There will be approximately 225 students.

Mr. Sullivan's home is at Logan, Kansas. He was married about two weeks ago. He and his wife will make their home in Arkansas City the first part of the summer. They reside at 312 South First street.


MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

Geo. W. Ricketts was in the city today and brought to this office something very peculiar in the egg line. Everyone nearly has at some time in the life seen the monster egg which is laid frequently by hens quitting business. But it was left to Mr. Ricketts to find in one of his hens' nests this morning an egg that is oblong in shape, and something in the order of a ten pin. It is about two and three-quarter inches long, and one inch in diameter.

Charlie Liston says it looks like a snake egg, but Mr. Ricketts says it would be impossible for it to be anything but a hen egg. The egg has been tested and the test shows that it has no yolk. Anyone interested in egg phenomenon for a short time can see this freak at the Traveler office.


MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

Whether Charlie Reny, colored, 216 North E street, had choc beer which belonged to him buried on vacant premises adjoining his location on the north, is a matter that is to be settled in the city court. It came up for hearing Saturday evening, and was continued until this evening at 5 o'clock.

Attorney H. S. Hines is defending Reny, while the city is represented by its attorney, L. C. Brown. Chief Dailey and Officer White went to the premises and found the choc beer buried on vacant premises at 216 North E street. It was in a fifteen gallon keg. The excavation where the beer was found had a board cover, on top of which dirt was thown and weeds were thrown over the dirt. Three witnesses testified they saw Charlie emerge from the tall weeds on this lot with a spade in his hand, and that they saw him throw dead weeds that had been cut, over onto the place from which he had just emerged.

The chief of police and officer saved a bottle of the liquor and destroyed the rest of it. This bottle was offered as evidence, and was smelled of by the judge and attorneys, but neither they nor the policemen had tasted of it and the attorney for the defense claimed the evidence insufficient, whereupon the judge said the case would have to be continued in order to have the beverage analyzed.

But regardless of whether it was intoxicating or not, the defendant's attorney says he has supreme court precedent to show that the evidence so far as presented is insufficient to prove guilt. To produce this evidence, the case was continued to the 5 o'clock session of the city court this evening.


MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1922

B. V. Curry, receiver for the defunct Traders State Bank of Arkansas City, has filed another suit in district court. He brought suit against Mrs. Belle Smothers, of Arkansas City, for $3,620 and interest. This is a suit on a note given the bank, it is alleged in the petitiion. This is only one of several suits of the same nature that have grown out of the failure of this bank, which closed its doors on Mary 15, this year.



J. H. Tyberendt, manager of the Milliken refinery interests, says activity has been resumed at the plant, which will be opened for refining of crude on June 10.

Mr. Tyberendt will go to Kansas City and meet Mr. Hedges, of St. Louis, who is the president of the Milliken company, when word is received from Mr. Hedges. [?? FIRST TIME HEDGES/LATER HODGES. ??]

However, the word had not been received by Mr. Tyberendt today and he thinks the president of the company may come to Arkansas City to look over the plant.

The men who recently entered into a contract for the lease on the Milliken plant have a force of men at work cleaning up the machinery and getting everything in readiness for the reopening of the industry.

Mr. Tyberendt said, "The Frisco railway has cleaned up its property, including the trackage and other property at the Milliken, and everything will soon be in readiness for the refinery to be opened. I have been informed that the plant will receive 8,000 barrels of crude a day, beginning June 10, and if this is true, the plant will be running at full capacity very soon. The man who has charge of the pipeline, I have been formed, stated that he would turn the oil into the pipelines on the night of June 9 unless he receives an order to the contrary from the management."


An authorized statement will be made in the Tulsa Tribune this evening, according to a long distance telephone call, to the effect that Geo. N. Moore, former president of the Shaffer Oil & Refining company, of Chicago, and associates, will announce the purchase price for the Milliken Refinery in this city tomorrow.

They have bought the plant and Mr. Moore, who has resigned his position with the Shaffer Co., is expected in Arkansas City by tomorrow to give directions for the reopening of the plant June 10. The plant will be operated under the direction of Mr. Moore and other oil men of large interests with whom he is identified in the purchasing of the plant.

P. W. Wilkins, new superintendent of the Milliken Refinery, has arrived in the city and assumed charge of the plant.



Winfield, Kan., June 6.Mrs. Pearl Fielder, who was shot by her husband, Ralph L. Fielder, last Saturday night while he was in a fit of jealous rage, and who afterwards shot and killed himself, was still living late this afternoon and there are said to be chances for her recovery. She is in a local hospital and was reported to be conscious this afternoon. There were no new developments in the case today and interest still centers in whether or not she will recover. The attending physicians hold out litttle hope for her recovery, but that while there is life there is hope. The coroner's jury returned a verdict yesterday that Fielder came to his death by his own hand. Mrs. Fielder spent a very restless night, but was somewhat stronger today.



George W. Herbert was born August 17, 1833, near Niles, Michigan. He died at Arkansas City, Kansas, May 26, 1922, aged 88 years, 9 months, and 9 days.

When a small boy his parents emigrated to Warren County, Illinois. On October 9, 1856, he was united in marriage to Sarah M. Fleharty. To this union were born five children, all of whom with the widow, survive him. The daugher, Mrs. Ella Park, of Arkansas City, and sons Eugene A. of Apperson, Okla., Elmer R., of Kaw City, Okla., Geo. E., of near Arkansas City, and Roy A., of Arkansas City.

He united with the Methodist church when a young man of which he had been a consistent member. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the 102nd regiment, Illinois, Vol. Inf. He with his family were pioneers of Cowley County, settling on a farm near Arkansas City in the year of 1871. They have been residents of Arkansas City for the past 30 years.



J. C. Boans, genial farmer and goat dairyman, was able to come to town today after having gone through a two weeks' siege of the grip. He takes note of the fact that the oil business in this section is looking very materially. He reports that in the Burbank field wages have gone back up to the former high water mark. He also reports that his son-in-law, John Roebuck, who is employed at Shidler, has taken a little step in advance and is now superintendent of the tool dressers. Drillers are now getting $12 and dressers $10, he says.



The Traveler queried E. S. Swan, Associated Press correspondent at Topeka, this morning, on the accuracy of the item carried by the Traveler Saturday.

The following reply was received on the Traveler leased wire.

"Topeka, Kans., June 6.Miss Hadorn today said A. P. story was correct; declares she has no authority to order Mrs. Hunt installed as member; it is entirely up to local auxiliary unit. Opposition correspondent ssays he did not send out story denying A. P.'s Saturday story. It possibly was written there. Mrs. Hunt called up this morning, declaring Miss Hadorn ordered her membership ok'd. Miss Hadorn denies that she did so.E. W. Swan, Associated Press correspondent, Topeka, Kansas."





Unsightly Grounds to be Converted into a Beautiful Park.

Frank Thompson, the city street commissioner, has started to put into effect his plans with reference to improving the south end of Summit street, both with reference to the street itself and the city park grounds on each side of the street.

There are two blocks in the street here between where the boulevard leaves off and the bridge that has been in a very rough and bad condition, and about which there has been much complaint recently. The park grounds on each side also present a bad condition. This ground has been used by campers.

As to the street the commissioner is making a temporary improvement on the two blocks, by cutting down the bumps and filling up the ruts. He then expects to keep this in reasonably good shape by dragging it, until such time as paving can be put in here.

The park ground on the east side of the street is to be made into a boy scout park. A fence was built yesterday to keep the campers out. Before the boy scouts carry out any of the plans at the park, the street commissioner under the supervision of the park custodian, the mayor plans to level the ground which is a job of considerable magnitude, requiring an immense amount of filling. The same condition is true on the west side of the street also. It is planned to dump the city refuse here for a time, then open up the river channel and use this dirt for a top filling. By this method the river will be confined to its proper channel where the channel has been washed out too wide, and where the channel has been narrowed by dirt and sand filling in, it will be widened, making the channel of uniform width.

This improvement further involves the removal of the big sand hill on the west side of the street, and it will require all this dirt and more too to make the fill next to the river.

When the commissioner's plans have been finally completed, the present unsightly appearance on each side of the street will present a neat appearance that will be a credit to the city. This desirable result can be obtained at a minimum cost by the methods being adopted by the commissioner.

As soon as the boy scouts' park has been filled in and cleaned up, the boys will put up a building and plant trees. The whole plan with reference to this part of Summit Street involves a lot of work, but the expense will probably not exceed $2,000 and it will be an improvement, the real value of which to this city cannot be estimated, since it will convert an unsightly approach into the city to one of beauty.



The case against Cherley Reny, colored, arrested on a choc beer charge after the officers had made a raid on his premises at 216 North E street several days ago, was dismissed by Judge Harry S. Brown in the city court last evening.

The case had been continued from Saturday evening to allow the defendant's attorney, H. S. Hines, time to produce supreme court precedent showing the evidence in this case was not sufficient to convict and for the further purpose of having a sample of the alleged intoxicating liquor tested for alcohol.

The analysis was made by Harry Lightstone, of the City Drug Store, who said there was not any alcohol in the beer. For this reason the case was dismissed. This phase of the case was developed by Attorney H. S. Hines for the defense. He claimed the evidence submitted did not prove that the beverage contained alcohol.

As stated by the officers, the beer had been just freshly made when found and was still hot from boiling. The cereals used were contained in the keg from which the sample bottle of beer was taken, and there had been no fermentation, is the explanation offered by the officers for the failure of the test to show alcohol.

The beer was found on an unoccupied lot adjoining the premises of the defendant. Witnesses testified they saw Reny emerge from the weeds on this lot with a spade in his hand, and that they saw him throw dead weeds over into the place from which he had emerged. They also testified that jitnies drove down there both night and day.

The officers had also found a small quantity of cocaine and morphine. Circumstances all indicated that an illicit business was being carried on at the premises occupied by the defendant, or at least where he stayed part of the time.

"I regret this incident very much," stated Chief Dailey, who with Officer White had made the raid. "We got the beer before it had time to form into alcohol, evidently. We thought we had a cinch on conviction in this case, but the results of the analysis blew up the case."



Secretary O. B. Seyster of the Chamber of Commerce, accompanied by Lou Troyer, of the G. W. Pate Sign company, went out this morning to put up a big road sign four miles this side of Cedarvale.

At this point there is a road which branches off and leads to Winfield and which is exploited by a special sign. While the main traveled road leads direct to Arkansas City, it was thought advisable to do a little advertising at this point.

The sign being put up is 5 x 6 feet and it contains valuable information about the various towns that can be reached out of this city over well established highways, Arkansas City being on a direct line to the various points named.

The sign is a neat and attractive one, and was made by the Pate Sign company.





Contracts have been arranged by the new owners of the Milliken refinery, it was announced today, for plenty of crude to keep the plant in operation and to eventually turn out the full capacity of 6,000 barrels of refined crude daily.

Wade Phillips of the Phillips Petroleum Co., which has a large production in the mid- continent field, will furnish crude to the refinery. With him is a large producer of Enid and other producers who will turn oil into the tanks at Milliken.

George N. Moore, who resigned as president of the Shaffer Oil & Refining Co., at Chicago, to join his associates in buying the Milliken refinery, and in directing the operation of the plant, was reported in Tulsa today conferring with some of the other oil men interested in the deal. One of the Kistler brothers and Ed Perry, vice president and general manager of the Cosden Oil Co., are said to be members of the new organization now being perfected.

Mr. Moore will arrive in the city Friday, probably accompanied by other oil men interested in the refinery with him, to look over their interests. H. M. Bylisby & Co., of Chicago, are also reported to be interested in forming the new company to operate the Milliken refinery.

P. W. Wilkins, new superintendent of the plant, is taking a survey and superintending the preparatory steps for resumption of the operation of the refinery.



The "Osage," a small passenger motor car belonging to the Midland Valley, carrying several of the company officials, met with a slight accident last evening, east of the city near the Kanotex refinery, when the car ran into a string of oil cars on the tract at that location. As a result of the collision, two of the officials of the road, C. S. Edmonds, general freight agent and Attorney Swan, received slight injuries. None of the members of the party were hurt seriously, however, and all went on their way to Wichita last night.

There were five passengers in the Osage at the time of the accident.



T. O. McKern, of Mack's cigar factory, reports that he is now making regular trips to Winfield, Dexter, Burden, New Salem, Udall, Oxford, Wellington, and South Haven. He is just opening up in Sumner county territory, and reports that his cigars are going good in Wellington. His factory is located in the basement of the Ormiston building at the corner of Summit Street and Central Avenue. His cigars are handled quite extensively by dealers in this city.



Winfield, Kan., June 7.The trial of Frank Ketch, Arkansas City policeman, charged with the murder of Everett Snodgrass in Arkansas City several weeks ago, while local officers were making a raid on a residence where liquor was said to have been sold, will not be held in the district court here until the November term of the court, it was announced at the courthouse on Tuesday. The defendant is out on bond.



Case of state versus O. W. Cornwell, of Winfield, on the charge of handling liquor on five counts, was on trial in the district court at Winfield today. This ws the only case on the docket for today. There is another criminal action against Cornwell on the charge of grand larceny and this case will be tried later.



Judge James McDermott of the Industrial Court has been employed by the attorney general's office and county commissioners of this county as special prosecutor in the bank cases against V. E. Creighton. Judge McDermott catches a liberal amount of work from the attorney general's office besides having the strenuous duties of the industrial court and his private practice to attend to.



Matt Chadwell, of the taxi service, is stepping out with a brand new big Studebaker seven passenger car. The car has the latest bumpers, front and rear. It has the Timken bearings on the spindle bolts; this car and the Cadillac being the only cars having this feature, Mr. Chadwell says. To test out its powerful motor, Mr. Chadwell says he can start at the foot of the horseshoe hill on the Madison street road east of town in low gear and go over the top in high gear at the rate of twenty or twenty-five miles per hour. It is the only car he has ever owned that would climb this hill in high gear. It is a peach of an automobile and Mr. Chadwell is very proud of it. He will use it in his taxi service.



Chas. A. Sharp, president of the Standard Auto Signal company, and Wn. N. Smelser, secretary and treasurer of the same company, both of Emporia, will arrive in the city this evening to look after their business interests and to visit with their local manager, Fred L. Johnson. This is the company which will open the auto signal factory in the old Kirkwood wind engine building, located near the A. C. Mill.



Earl A. Norton, of Chicago, representing the McKinley and Martin Brothers, of the old A. C. Flint Gravel company, the plant which is located near Silverdale, east of this city, will be in the city Friday at which time he will be accompanied by several of the stockholders of the company, and other men from Chicago, who may become interested in that industry.

The members of the party have engaged apartments at the Osage hotel for Friday and it was stated today that the company would hold a meeting of the stockholders at that time, and that the company probably would be reorganized and elect new officers. There are said to be at least six capitalists in the party from Chicago, who are coming here with the idea of investing in the gravel plant. Several local men are interested financially in the A. C. Flint Gravel company.



Mrs. Ralph Fielder, of Winfield, who was shot by her husband last Saturday night, the husband later killing himself, was reported this afternoon to be improving. A phone message to the Traveler from Winfield was to the effect that the attending physicians state that she has a chance to recover and that persons injured in a similar manner have been known to get well. There were no new developments in the case today.



Charles H. Sharp and W. N. Smelser, of Emporia, officials of the Standard Auto Signal Co., which purchased a plant in this city last week, and will manufacture a new auto signal device here, arrived in the city last night to look over their prospects here and to assist the manager of the plant, Fred L. Johnson, to start the $200,000 factory to moving.

They said, "We are more than pleased with the prospects in Arkansas City and think it is one of the most prosperous and cleanest appearing cities in the entire country."

Site at Foot of Canal

The site of the auto signal plant is the old Kirkwood Wind Engine Co., recently operated as a foundry and machine shop by A. C. Jordan, at the foot of the canal near the Arkansas City mill. Mr. Jordan sold the plant to this new firm and he is in the employ of the company at this time.

Mr. Smelser said, "Our product will be sold at a nominal figure to the retail trade. I am an attorney at Emporia, where I have been located for the past 36 years. I have never been in this city before, but I have heard a lot about it and know it is a real live business center. The reason we chose Arkansas City in preference to our home town for the plant is because this city offers more opportunities than Emporia, which is really a college town and because Arkansas City is more centrally located for a business of this kind." Chas H. Sharp said, "I voice all that Mr. Smelser has said in regard to Arkansas City, and I am not a stranger here. I have been in the city before, and was on the job here when the stone arch bridge across the canal, on South Summit Street, was erected by Contractor Walter Sharp. I also assisted in the construction of the stone arch bridge across the Walnut river, near the Dunkard mill. I am not a relative of Walter Sharp, but I have been employed by him as foreman on several of his big jobs. I am a contractor and know that line of business."

Mrs. Sharp, Mrs. Smelser, and Mrs. Johnson visited the plant of the new company this morning and looked the place over. They will return home this evening. They are traveling by auto and came here last night in a large car, which is equipped with one of the auto signals and the signal device was demonstrated on the streets here last night. It is a mechanically handled device and draws no power from the engine or the battery off the car.

Chas. M. Jacoby, of Emporia, who is a mechanical draughtsman, has been employed by the company and will arrive here the first of the coming week with a truck load of dies and other equipment for the company. He is an ex-service man and was a member of the 89th division overseas.

Tom Schmidt to be Foreman

Tom Schmidt, who has been with the Braymer Manufactguring Co., in this city for several years has been retained by the new company and is now on the job at the plant here. He will be the foreman of the plant and he and Mr. Jordan will be in charge of the foundry and machine shops there, in the future. Work of repairing the building and the machinery is now going on.

The officials of the company stated that they had already received orders for a large number of the auto signal devices from several different states, among them being Missouri, California, Florida, and Michigan, from parties who had read of the new device in the auto magazines.

The office room for the company, the former office of the Kansas Gas and Electric Co., on West Fifth Avenue, is now being fitted up and will be in shape to be occupied within a few days. It is the plan of the company to be engaged in the manufacturer of the device here on a large scale within 30 to 60 days.

The company will employ a number of men when they are ready for business here. The company reports stock sold here and there are several well known local men interested in the company. It has been organized under the common law trust and has a capital of $200,000. F. L. Johnson will remain in the city to manage the plant.



Special to the Traveler

Winfield, Kan., June 8.Virgil A. Beard, 70, for fifty years a resident of this city and a grocer on South Main street, lies dangerously wounded in St. Mary's hospital here, with a bullet wound in his head, by reason of the fact that he slashed at a trigger finger of Undersheriff Don Goldsmith with a corn knife, in a struggle at the store during the attempt of the officer to arrest him for alleged violation of the liquor law, causing the gun to be discharged accidentally by the officer.

Chance for Recovery

Late today it was stated at the hospital that the man had a chance to recover in spite of the fact that he was shot through the head and that his brains are oozing out. He was removed to the hospital shortly after the shooting, which occurred last night at 6 o'clock when Undersheriff Goldsmith and Deputy Sheriff Chas. Goforth attempted to arrest Beard on a warrant for having alcoholic cider in his possession.

Used a Corn Knife

The two officers went to arrest him and he attacked them with a large corn knife, which had been recently sharpened, and succeeded in cutting both of the officers with the weapon. According to the report of the officers immediately after the trouble, Beard first struck Goforth across the arm and the deputy fired over Beard's head to stop the attack. Another slash of the large kniffe cut Goforth's hand and still another cut a deep gash in the officer's back.

Four shots were fired in all, over and at the sides of the man in the attempt of the officers to check the attack. Goldsmith then placed his revolver within three feet of the man's head and called to him to surrender. The answer was a knife slash which struck Goldsmith's trigger finger and the gun was discharged, the bullet striking Beard in the head and entering the brain.

Had Sold Cider

Beard was charged in a warrant with having sold cider containing alcohol. His place had been raided the night before and two kegs of the cider were taken by the officers. This was analyzed and was found to contain 4-1/2 percent alcohol after which the warrant was issued. On the previous night the man showed an ugly disposition and was abusive to the officers. The knife used was a two foot weapon and the officers declare it had been sharpened for the occasion. Beard seemed to be determined that he should not be arrested.

Officer Not Held

The officer who fired the shot accidentally, which caused the wound on Beard's head, the effects of which he may not survive, was not held on any charge. The version of the county attorney in the case, in the defense of the officer, is that "it was an accidental and unintentional shooting of one who is resisting arrest and with a deadly weapon, with intent to kill."

Beard has a wife and they have been residents of this city for fifty years. Some time ago Beard attacked the fire chief with a pitch fork when that official called at his home to remonstrate with him for burning trash.



One thing is certain as a result of the Freckles contest by the Traveler. There are enough freckled kids in town to fill the halls of congress if they secure the fame that is said to lie in wait for those who have rust spots.

Take for example on kid who didn't win a prize, but whose name is Arthur Capper, the same as that of the celebrated U. S. senator and publisher from Topeka, Kansas. He is 11 years old and resides at 521 East Jackson Avenue. Fame surely awaits him.

Many other kids whose freckles were thicker than lost golf balls at the Country Club did not figure in the prize winners, but they should not worry. With the sure sign of fame promised by these freckles, they will break into the public eye with some big doings some day.

200 Kids in Contest

There were approximately 200 freckled kids who registered at the Traveler office for the prizes. The winners will receive their prizes in the Traveler office tomorrow. The contest closed at noon today.

It did not matter if a kid had one or a million freckles, he had the same chance to win a prize. The names were drawn today by W. B. Oliverson, commander of the American Legion and manager of the Bell Telephone Co.

The winners follow:

Donald Southern, 6, residing at 120 North A street, a $13.50 suit given by Kuntz, clothier; Hubert Linnen, 10, 510 North Fourth street; a $5 savings account given by the Security Na-

tional bank; Raymond Earl Stucker, 7, 626 North Summit street, 10 tickets given by the Rex theatre, good for any time.

The Other Prize Winners

Following are the 25 boys who drew one ticket each to "Penrod," featuring "Freckles" Wesley Barry, at the Rex theatre today, Friday, and Saturday.

Donald Gladman, 408 West Linden avenue, 6 years old.

Clinton Christy, 618 South Fourth street, 11 years old.

Clare Birdzell, 1000 South D street, 12 years old.

Jack Connor, 422 South Second street, 10 years old.

John Rollo, 412 South Second street, 12 years old.

Robert Gaberich, Route 1, 8 years old.

Hallie Merriam, 406 North Ninth street, 14 years old.

Clarence Englis, 101 South Eleventh street, 8 years old.

Homer Taylor, 823 North Eighth street, 8 years old.

Hershel Herlacher, Route 1, 9 years old.

Donald Taylor, 722 North B street, 12 years old.

Neal Feaster, 515 South C street, 8 years old.

Alvin Hellyer, 1202 South Third street, 10 years old.

Edward Gordon, 618 South D street, 7 years old.

Clarence Kidwell, 520 East Jackson avenue, 10 years old.

Estel Counts, 734 North Second street, 14 years old.

Marvin Connelly, 425 North Eighth street, 5 years old.

Victor Herlacher, Route 1, 11 years old.

Cecil Foiles, 901 South Sixth street, 10 years old.

John Quade, 408 North B street, 13 years old.

Lloyd Coulter, 824 North Second street, 14 years old.

Ed Brigman, 1415 South Fifth street, 14 years old.

Alfred Stultz, 714 North Fourth street, 11 years old.

Francis McCammon, 212 North D street, 10 years old.

Walter Ranney, 225 South First street, 8 years old.

Only Genuine Freckles Counted

Every kid had to prove that he had a genuine freckle before he could enter the contest. All kinds of shapes of freckles were on exhibition, from the pale tan variety, which forms little dots over the nose, to the big rusty splotched, which smear themselves all over the face.

It was the most actual census of freckles ever made in Arkansas City. It is estimated that the average number of freckles per kid was 391. Science has discovered that each freckle is not "each" freckle, but five freckles. This makes a total of 78,200 freckles. Placed one next to the other, it is estimated these freckles would extend ffrom the Traveler office to the Country Club.

Many boys suffered keen disappointment because there was not enough strong sunshine during the contest to grow some freckles. Many boys who develop freckles with the summer sun went without their hats on during the contest, but many of them failed to raise a freckle in time to enter the drawing contest.

But at any rate, Arkansas City will compete with any town of this size for the largest number of freckles.



Another $80,000.00 real estate deal has just been closed by A. M. Bunnell of the Sturtz Investment company of this city, by which Swan Sandstrum, a wealthy farmer of nearby Dexter, comes into possession of the North Windsor hotel, better known as the old Gladstone hotel.

A. V. Bigby, of Wilmore, Kansas, who several weeks ago had purchased this property as in investment, made the sale to Sandstrum through Mr. Bunnell, and upon the completion of this deal, the Sturtz Investment company sold Mr. Bigby 320 acres of land seven miles west and one mile north of Arkansas City.

The two transactions involved the sum of $80,000. Mr. Sandstrum's investment in this city represented $40,000. This is the fourth big deal pulled off in the last six weeks by the Sturtz Investment company, indicating that Arkansas City looks good to investors.

Mr. Sandstrum owns a 2,000 acre ranch near Dexter, beside other farms in that vicinity, and a great deal of land elsewhere. He has been a very successful wheat raiser and stockman and is one of the wealthiest men in the county. Besides his farming interests, he also owns city property in various places.

Mr. Sandstrum said this morning: "I made this investment in Arkansas City because the future of the city looks good to me. Capital is expressing its confidence in Arkansas City by the opening up of the Milliken refinery, by the proposed purchase of the street car system by a Wichita company, by the location of an auto signal factory here, by the activity in real estate in this city, and in many other ways."

The above expressed the view of Mr. Sandstrum and the fact that he was sufficiently impressed to make a considerable investment at this time reflects the belief and confidence of capital in general with reference to Arkansas City's future.

Negotiations are being made with an outside party for the lease of the Gladstone property for the purpose of reopening it as a hotel. This is a fine three-story stone building and is advantageously located for hotel purposes. It is the intention of the party negotiating for the lease to greatly improve the building by redecorating it and to equip it in first-class style for hotel purposes.

Mr. Sandstrum resides on his ranch near Dexter, and has no intention of removing therefrom. He is well known in this county. He is a man of sound business judgment, and it was intimated he might later make other investments in this city if his first venture proved satisfactory, and Arkansas City makes the progress that present indications point to.



The Rotary club will meet at the country house of Fred DeMott, next Monday evening. All Rotarians are requested to be at the city building at 4:30 p.m. and go to the home of Mr. DeMott, and enjoy a real country dinner under the trees, with lots to eat, and plenty of chiggers to make you scratch. It is claimed a real program will be presented on that evening. Cars will be provided for those who haven't one of their own.

The following farmers have been asked to be the guests of the club Monday evening at the DeMott home: Wash Rhinehart, M. C. Coulter, J. A. Ramsey, W. A. Mullett, C. W. Klink, L. W. Burnett, Chas. Seyter, F. F. Kloxin, J. A. Boyland, Chas. Baird, Joe Wilson, Geo. Anderson, E. C. Crampton, John Templar, G. Smallfield, Harry Brandenberg, G. R. Lester, Floyd Arnett, L. L. Burnett, Chas. DeMott, Elmer Estep, Pose [?] Jones, Austin Ramsey, Frank Jones, Ed. Quinn.



Funeral services conducted by Rev. Cortner were held in the United Brethren church near Hackney. Winfield G. A. R. Post with Mrs. Finch of Winfield in charge, paid tribute.

Wm. Dowler enlisted as a soldier of the army of 1861.



P. W. Wilkins, the new superintendent of the Milliken refinery, stated today, "George N. Moore, of Chicago, formerly president of the Shaffer Refining company, is expected to arrive in this city tomorrow and the organization of the new company will be effected immediately upon his arrival here."

Superintendent Wilkins gave out the information today that the new company will lease the Milliken plant with an option to purchase. What the name of the new organization will be, Mr. Wilkins stated had not yet been determined.

Asked as to when the refinery would open, Mr. Wilkins said it would take about two weeks to do the necessary repair work on the plant, and that the crude oil had all been arranged for and shipments would be on hand and everything would be ready to being operation of the plant as soon as it is put in shape for the work.

Mr. Wilkins stated "We will employ in the neighborhood of 100 men when the plant is opened. A good many laborers will be used in getting the plant cleaned up, and after everything is in working shape, there will be some changes in the personnel of the employees. The working plans will not be worked out in detail until after the organization has been effected; but the general plans have been laid and are being executed with as much dispatch as possible. The first shipments of crude oil will come from Oklahoma, and not from the Burbank field. We will receive shipments from the Burbank field later."



Winfield, Kans., June 8.A suit began today in which the American Paint and Button Co. seeks to restrain the sheriff from levying an execution issued by a court in Labette county against the Chetopa Pearl Button Co. and the American Paint and Button Co. Plaintiff claims the judgment under which the execution was issued was void in so far as it applies to the plaintiff. Property of the plaintiff in Arkansas City has been levied upon or is about to be levied upon.



Two improvements entailing a cost of more than $500,000 are contemplated by the new owners of the Milliken Refinery, which is now known as the Moore Refining Company, capitalized at $1,000,000, it was announced today, by George N. Moore, of Chicago, president of the new organization.

The capacity of the plant will later be increased to 8,000 barrels and the cracking process, to cost approximately $500,000, will be installed. This is an improved method of cracking the oil for refining purposes.

Owners Here Today

Mr. Moore, E. R. Perry, of Tulsa, vice-president and treasurer of the Moore Refining company, arrived in the city today. Mr. Perry is vice-president and general manager of the Cosden company. Mr. Moore has resigned as president of the Shaffer Oil & Refining company at Chicago.

J. J. Purcell, of Chicago, is the secretary of the Moore Refining company. Directors will be elected later with these men as members of the board.

Crude will be turned into the tanks at the refinery tomorrow. The capacity of the storage tanks is about 500,000 barrels. Delay in opening the plant until about 10 days will be occasioned by inspection of the motors which have been under water. It may be necessary to get some motors from Kansas City or Wichita, for temporary use.

Mr. Moore said, "We expect to be running in ten days. We have arranged for ample production to keep the plant going. It is the largest refinery in Kansas, excepting the Standard Oil Company's refinery at Neodesha. We will commence operation with 4,000 to 6,000 barrels daily and hope to increase the output to 8,000 barrels a day within a short time. The electtric lights will be turned on at the plant this afternoon to enable the men to get it in shape for operation. Our main offices will be located at Chicago and our operating offices in Arkansas City. Mr. Perry and myself will spend about half of our time here. Mr. Purcell will come here frequently, but he will continue to live at Chicago where the head offices are located. P. W. Wilkins will be superintendent of the plant. We are particularly pleased with the good condition of the refinery, and with Arkansas City as a location. Mr. Milliken chose the site wisely. You have a wonderful water supply, excellent railroad facilities, and low freight rates."

The number of men to be employed at the beginning is not known at present. Mr. Perry said, "The people would be surprised by the number going into the refinery to work in a short time."



Dr. B. C. Geeslin was slightly injured this morning and his Maxwell touring car was practically demolished when a man from Kaw City pulled a jay stunt, according to the doctor, and ran into the Maxwell at the Martha Washington corner, four miles north of the city. The big car which did the damage was driven by H. Acker, of Kaw City, and he had several passengers in the car, and also 500 pounds of wheat, at the time of the accident.

Dr. Geeslin was driving west and turned onto the rock road at the location named just in time to get the heavy blow from the big car, which was going north to Winfield.

The Geeslin car was struck with such force that it was mashed down and two wheels broken, besides having the body crushed. The doctor was not thrown from the car, but he received several bruises and scratches on the left side of the head. He called a taxicab from the city and came home. Dr. Zugg dressed the injuries.

The accident occurred at 10:20 o'clock as the doctor was returning from a call at the Arthur Childs home. Acker said he was in the wrong and said he would pay the damages. He proceeded to Winfield after looking after the injured man. Dr. Geeslin was alone at the time of the accident.



Winfield, June 9.Late today Mrs. Pearl Fielder, who was shot by her husband last Saturday night, was improving and was said to be rational and willing to talk.

Virgil Beard, the man who was shot by Undersheriff Don Goldsmith night before last, when he resisted arrest and used a corn knife on the officer, was still living today, but is still in a critical condition.



Frank Denton, who has been in the city for a several days visit with home folks, left last night for Glacier National Park, Montana, where he will attend a summer camp for several weeks during his vacation period.


FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1922

Alvin Jackson, a real estate dealer of Dexter, is planning to move here and open an office within the next thirty to sixty days. He has been engaged in the business in Dexter for the past five years. He has a wife and three children. Mr. Jackson represented Swan Sandstrum in his purchase of the Gladstone, in connection with the Sturtz Investment company. Sandstrum is a Dexter man, owning residence property in that city.


FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1922

The suit by the receiver of the defunct Traders State Bank of this city against Mrs. Bell Smothers was tried out before Judge Fuller in district court at Winfield this morning, and the result was a verdict for a judgment for the bank in the sum of $1,500. Ward Wright represented Mrs. Smothers in the case, and won for his client, as the suit was for the recovery on a mortgage listed at the bank in the sum of $3,675. Mrs. Smothers contended that she did not owe that sum, but always admitted she did owe the bank $1,500 when it was closed in March, and had offered to pay this sum. The bank officials held a mortgage on her farm, located northwest of the city, when the bank was closed. The bank receiver had refused to take the sum of $1,500 in settlement of the account, as it was contended that the books showed she owed $3,675.

This was really a friendly suit on the part of the bank receiver, in order to learn the real status of the note and the mortgage.


FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1922

The starting up of the refinery of the Moore Refining company is starting things to moving in more ways than one in Arkansas City. The Frisco railroad will make several improvements in this city. The yards will be enlarged and another switch engine will be put on, bringing seven more people to our city. The Frisco is also going to build a wagon track for the unloading of cars near the depot. This company will also put on a blanket freight service between this city and Neodesha, where it will make direct connections for Kansas City.

There are other improvements contemplated by this company after the refinery plant gets into operation, but no definite announcement has been made of them as yet.


FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1922

Private Paul Miller, ex-marine from Winfield, who was six months a prisoner in Germany, will appear in person at the Rex Theatre next Monday and Tuesday with five reels of pictures of the 35th and 80th divisions in France.

In addition to this there will be a one reel film of company H, 137th infantry, taken at Camp Doniphan, in Oklahoma, where the 35th division was mobilized. This will show a number off Arkansas City boys who were members of company H of this division.

Private Miller will also tell his personal experiences in a German prison besides many things of interest which he personally saw.


FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1922

Guilty on one count having liquor in his possession, was the verdict of the jury which tried O. W. Cornwell in district court yesterday. This being a second offense for Cornwell, it constitutes a felony.


FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1922

Winfield, June 9.With certain changes which will eliminate five of the seven grade crossings, the proposed state road from Winfield to Floral, paralleling the Frisco road most of the way, was approved by L. B. Scott, of Ft. Scott, division engineer of the state highway commission. An inspection of the proposed road was made by Mr. Scott, County Commissioner Jim Crotsley, and County Engineer Ruggles this forenoon. Several of the property owners who have been opposing the road as it was planned, are said to have withdrawn their objections today when informed of the recommendations of the engineer. This road has been hung up for two years on account of dissatisfaction with some of its features. It is to be a gravel road, it is understood.



Depositors in Traders State Bank May

Receive An Additional $50,000

Topeka, June 10.The supreme court today reversed its former decision on double liability of bank stock holders, declaring that an additional 100 per cent can be levied on bank stock in the case of the defunct Kansas State Bank of Salina. The opinion was written by Chief Justice Johnston and concurred in by the entire court.


Helps Depositors Here

E. H. Armstrong, of the state bank commissioner's office, who is in charge of the defunct Traders State Bank in Arkansas City, said today: "Sure, it will make a difference in the settlement of the affairs of the Traders State bank, of this city, in the way of a difference in the loss, as the stockholders will be liable for $50,000 more, under the ruling of the state supreme court today, and it probably means another law suit. It will mean that the stockholders of the local bank may be assessed $100,000 instead of $50,000. It will make a difference in the loss of the bank here of $50,000, if it can be collected.

The capital stock of this bank is $50,000; therefore, it will mean that the stockholders will be required to pay another $50,000, or a sum equal to the capital stock. However, it will also mean a law suit, no doubt, and I am glad to hear this bit of news. It will not be such good news to the stockholders, however, but they will have to abide by the decision of the court, not only in regard to this bank, but all the failed banks of the state."

Mr. Armstrong continued, "And it will also make a difference of about one million dollars for all the failed banks of the state, which have been closed since the former decision of the court was rendered in this matter. It will make that much difference in the liabilities of the state banks of Kansas, taking in the Traders State, and all the other failed banks in the state."

The Traders State Bank was closed on the night of March 14 and was not opened on the following morning. At the time the bank was closed and taken over by the state bank commissioner, the deposits were about $686,219.80, loans and discounts $644,230.38, cash and sight exchange $94,752.69, and capital and surplus $75,000. The decision will also have a bearing on the case of the Citizens State Bank, of Geuda Springs, which was a correspon dent of the Traders State Bank and was closed and turned over to the bank commissioner, on March 21. This bank has a capital of $10,000 and some of the stockholders are well known farmers of the Geuda vicinity and some of them reside here, while one is a resident of Winfield.

Many Claims Out Yet

Not all of the stockholders of the Traders State Bank reside in this city, some of them being residents of other cities. Mr. Armstrong stated that he could not tell at the present time what the loss of the local bank would be, as all the claimants have not yet called at the bank to file their claims of deposit. The liabilities of the local bank are $682,000, Mr. Armstrong stated. Out of about 6,000 personal claims against the bank at the time it was closed, there are yet about one thousand claims not yet made on the institution. Mr. Armstrong and several of the former employees of the bank are still in charge there and they are waiting for the depositors to come in and swear to their claims and get their certificates of deposit, which will be paid later out of the state guaranty fund.

The Traders State Bank will be kept open until all the claimants have been satisfied.

Cases Against President

At present there are four state cases pending against the president of the defunct bank, V. E. Creighton, in the justice courts of this city, which will come up for preliminary hearing on June 26.



Ward Wright, attorney, this afternoon received a message from the clerk of the state supreme court, at Topeka, informing him that he had won the suit to recover tax money paid by J. B. Lantz, oil man of this city, in the sum of $14,948.00, which had been assessed by the state and paid under protest in December, 1920, the tax having been assessed on government bonds.

One Million in Bonds

The amount of the bonds upon which the tax was assessed by the state was one million dollars. One half of the tax was paid by Mr. Lantz in December, 1920, under protest, and upon this case the suit was filed in the district court at Winfield, where Judge O. P. Fuller decided against Lantz. The other one half of the taxes were paid in June, 1921. The suit was filed on the first one half of the tax and the decision was also to govern the second half. The case was appealed to the supreme court.

A Great Victory

Mr. Wright and his client feel very jubilant on account of the decision of the state supreme court as the message bore them good news. It is really a great victory for the local attorney, who is known all over the state as one of the shrewdest of the profession.

Involves Other Actions

Upon the outcome of this case there probably will be other suits of a similar nature filed by local parties, but these if filed, will be for smaller sums than the one filed by Lantz. Several local parties who paid the same sort of taxes have stated that they would act accordingly to the outcome of this action.

Taxed on Government Bonds

The taxes in this case were paid under protest and were for taxes levied on government bonds purchased to the amount of one million dollars. The action of the district court of this county was reversed and the client of Mr. Wright will now recover his tax money.

It is said there probably will be at least a dozen other such suits filed on account of the decision in this particular case.



Winfield, June 10.Virgil A. Beard, 74 year old grocer, who was accidentally shot by Undersheriff Don Goldsmith, while resisting arrest Wednesday evening on a charge of violating the prohibitory law, died at 1 p.m. this afternoon.


SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1922.

O. T. Collier, route 4, reports some good work being done in East Cresswell township. The Kansas Avenue road, starting east of the Walnut river, was graded eight miles in eight and one-half days, or almost one mile a day. This stretch of road was put in excellent condition, according to Mr. Collier. Clarence Jarvis is the township trustee, while the overseer in charge was Mr. Collier.



Sheriff C. N. Goldsmith reported to the police station last night the theft of some horses from George Probasco in Osage County. The horses were reported as large blocky animals, consisting of one pair of black horses, one pair of bay horses, one pair of gray horses, and one gray horse that was nearly a dapple gray. Officers of various surrounding towns were notified, but up to this afternoon, the horses had not been located.




A three-day roping contest in Shidler, Oklahoma, will close tomorrow. Prior to this there was a contest at Sand Springs, 15 miles east of Tulsa, in which Fred Beeson of this city, won first money. The next contest was at DeNoya, where Beeson won the money on goat roping. From DeNoya the ropers went to Shidler.

Al Beeson, father of Fred, stated today that there is to be a real roping contest put on at the 101 Ranch this fall. The first money is to be $2,500, it is reported. Mr. Beeson said he thought his son was coming home after the Shidler contest, for a time.



Dale Grover, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Grover, is a local radio operator who is getting very satisfactory results on the receiving set installed at the Grover home, 403 North A street. R. J. stated this morning that Dale got in the Kansas City Star program last night in good shape. The concert started at 8:00 o'clock and continued until 9:30. The program was made up largely with musical numbers by artists from the Redpath-Horner Chautauqua association.

Mr. Grover said, "There was some 'static' interference, but the musical numbers and other features came in quite distinctly.



Winfield, June 10.Three bridges are at present under construction by the county in Cowley. Work on two is progressing rapidly; work on the third is being held up by lack of steel.

The Ninth Avenue Bridge work is coming along rapidly. Quite a proportion of the work has been done. Work on the Cambridge Bridge is also going on. The Priest bridge is waiting on steel. A shipment got lost, and the bridge is waiting its delivery.



That the prosecution of Policeman Frank Ketch, charged with the murder of Everett Snodgrass, 23, overseas man, will be pressed by relatives to the full extent of their resources, was indicated today in the retention of H. S. Hines, attorney, to assist the county attorney's office.

Mrs. Margaret Snodgrass, mother of the slain boy, residing at 410 North Tenth street, said, "I do not mean to cast any reflection on the county attorney or his deputy. Friends have recommended that I engage Mr. Hines because he has had a number of years experience with cases of this kind."

Mr. Hines said, "I have been retained to assist in the prosecution, and is no more reflection on the county attorney than when one legal firm is joined by others in conducting a case that requires considerable time and several lawyers to give study and their time."

At a conference held with Deputy County Quier today, it was agreed that Mr. Hines could assist in the case. Several other attorneys and relatives of Snodgrass were present.

Ketch is represented by Attorney William Cunningham. He was bound over to district court at his preliminary hearing on second degree murder charge. His case is expected to come up in district court in September.

Recently Mrs. Snodgrass, mother of Everett, addressed a letter to the newspapers, mayor, and city commissioners, asking that Ketch be removed from office. He was suspended after the preliminary hearing and later reinstated as desk sergeant. The city commissioners have taken no action in the matter. Ketch is still acting as desk sergeant.



C. H. Easley, proprietor of the Cozy Corner Cafe, was taken into the state court of J. W. Martin late this afternoon, on a warrant charging him with arson. The case was set for hearing on June 22, and bond was fixed at $1,500. Easley said, "It's a cruel, cruel world."


Arson is charged against an Arkansas City restaurant keeper, C. H. Easley, in the state court today, by E. E. Fitzpatrick, deputy state fire marshal, of Wichita, and a warrant was placed in the hands of Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton, late this afternoon for service.

The warrant followed a secret inquisition held this morning at the office of Fire Chief Frank Brandenburg, and which was conducted by Mr. Fitzpatrick and Deputy County Attorney C. H. Quier. The charge is that of setting fire to his place of business, the Cozy Corner cafe, located at 121 East Fifth Avenue, on the morning of Friday, June 9. The papers were out of Judge Martin's court.

Found Tub of Coal Oil

Fire Chief Brandenburg and his men, who answered the alarm at 12:30 o'clock that morning, found a tub on the floor of the place of business and the tub was about half filled with coal oil. The interior of the cafe was all ablaze and the firemen had a difficult time in quenching the flames.

The complaint in the action, which was signed this afternoon by Mr. Fitzpatrick, alleges that the defendant, Easley, "did then and there unlawfully and feloniously set fire to and burn a certain building and its contents, composed of groceries and restaurant fixtures and with the intent to defraud and prejudice the insurer of said property, the location of the property being 121 East Fifth Avenue."

It is alleged by the state officer and the fire chief of this city that there was insurance on the goods and fixtures to the amount of $2,000, and that the said defendant set fire to the place for the purpose, as herein stated, of collecting the insurance. The case will come up at a later date for preliminary hearing. The insurance in this case was written by the Hess Real Estate Co., for one of the companies for which this firm is agent.

Had Fire March 10

Easley, it is stated by the local officials of the fire department, collected insurance on a fire in the same location, which occurred early on the morning of March 10, last.

If convicted on the charge named in the complaint, there may be a sentence of seven years in the state penitentiary attached. The complaint constitutes the third degree larceny, or arson.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Fitzpatrick and Miss Elsie Campbell, stenographer, from the office of the state fire marshal at Topeka, arrived in the city this morning and remained here during the day, following the inquisition held at the office of the fire chief.



P. W. Wilkins, superintendent of the Moore Refining Company, formerly the Milliken refinery, said today, "We are cleaning up and remodeling preparatory to resuming operations. We have begin the employment of men, and expect to have 50 employed regularly by the end of the week, and somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 ultimately. The motors have to be dried out on account of having been in water before they can be used and that work is progressing. Water is being pumped through the pipes to test them before crude is turned in. In about a week or ten days we expect to be operating on a 4,000 barrel per day basis. Our capacity will be increased gradually. There is still lots of work to be done in inspecting the refinery closely, but it has the appearance of being in splendid condition."


MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1922

Winfield, June 12.A school election to vote bonds for a new school building in Red Bud district near Udall, was successful last week, County Superintendent Shoemaker announced today. The bonds carried 38 to 2. The building will cost $25,000 and will be of tile. It will be modern in every respect and will be a fine building.


MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1922

With the bringing of "Whiz Bang Hill" to this city, which is being shown at the Rex theatre today and tomorrow, under the auspices of the American Legion, the people of this town will have the opportunity of seeing the costliest picture ever brought here. It was taken by the greatest corporation in the world, the United States government. Almost two million actors participated. Buck privates in the rear rank, captains, majors, Red Cross nurses, doctors, hospital attendants, ambulance drivers, Major Generals, foreign royalty, Eddie Ricenbacker, Ace of Aces, German prisoners galore, and General Pershing himself.

Charlie Chaplin has his million dollar pictures, but the one Paul Miller is presenting through the American Legion costs more per scene than a thousand feet of Chaplin comedy. Oh Boy, the Yanks are coming through Flanders Field when the 25th and 89th go over "Whiz Bang Hill," tonight and tomorrow.


MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1922

George W. Jones, the $15.00 and up tailor, has moved from his old location, 108 South Summit Street, to rooms over the Derry bakery, just across the street. In his new quarters Mr. Jones will continue to take orders for clothing, in which line he has done a large volume of business for several years past. His object in moving is to cut down overhead expenses. He has stored a good many of the fixtures used at the old stand. He is fixing up his new quarters in tiptop shape. Here he has two rooms, one of which will be fitted up for a reception room. In addition to his clothing business, he has been employed by the city as band and orchestra director, which organization has arranged to hold their rehearsals in the larger of his two rooms.


MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1922

There were thirty men in attendance today at the Abo Pass Highway meeting in this city. By far the greater percentage of the attendance came from Oklahoma, and according to all indications, road enthusiasm is considerably more aroused in Oklahoma than in Kansas.

The nature of the meeting today was more to get together and get the leading men of the towns in touch with the Abo Pass highway and the organization back of it, looking to definite action a little later. Secretary Seyster of the Chamber of Commerce stated: "The only definite action taken today was the adoption of a resolution asking the national road association to call a national meeting, probably some time in August, at Amarillo, Texas. Also another resolution asked that the Kansas men get busy."

The meeting was very significant from the standpoint of road development. According to the speakers, there is little doubt but what the hard surfaced roads are destined to supersede all others so far as the main thoroughfares are concerned. One speaker said, "All it takes to make a Christian or a believer out of a county commissioner or other road authority, is to take him on a trip through the east, where all the main roads are hard surfaced, then bring him back to the dirt roads of Kansas and Oklahoma."

The boys from Winfield brought the state highway engineer, Mr. Watson, with them. He delivered an address at the meeting today. Those in attendance from Winfield were Frank Siverd, Floyd McGregor, Hal Johnson, Charlie Lynn, and Loren Crawford, who are all wide awake road enthusiasts. Arkansas City was represented by James F. Clough, of the Newman Motor Car company, and R. W. Oldroyd, of the Oldroyd Undertaking firm, together with O. B. Seyster, the chamber of commerce secretary.

Among the Oklahoma men in attendance were Roy Emry, secretary of the chamber of commerce of Enid, and William Taylor, editor of the Enid Eagle, having arrived yesterday to visit a sister living near this city.

The Oklahoma representation included: S. O. Kyler, J. T. Wilson, C. H. Cecil, W. E. Condredy, T. B. Leonard, James McAlister, J. L. Hide, Seiling; W. P. Altloud, Vici; Roy E. Emry, Enid; W. H. McCue, Fred Moore, J. H. Willis, Fairview; Payton Brown, D. D. Farmer, H. N. Naylor, C. C. Billings, Blackwell. J. L. Hide is the county commissioner of Dewey County. For some reason El Dorado and other Kansas towns, excepting Winfield and Arkansas City, were not represented.

The Abo Pass Highway as routed runs from Kansas City direct through Arkansas City and crosses the mountains at Abo Pass, and is the most northerly of all the transcontinental highways to the Pacific coast.


MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1922

Virgil LaSarge, arrested yesterday on a charge of having whiskey in his car, gave a bond of $100 for his appearance in the city court at 5 o'clock p.m. today. Officear White made the arrest.


MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1922

RECAP: Ordinance No. 463 created office of city physician.

Ordinance No. 464 prhobits parking in front of theatres.

Ordinance No. 465 declares cottonwood trees bearing cotton a public nuisance and provides for their removal from the city limits.

Ordinance No. 466, pertaining to opium, morphine, cocaine, or derivatives, makes it a misdemeanor to barter or traffic in same, and provides a penalty of not less than $25 nor more than $100 for violation. A jail sentence is also provided. Heretofore, "dope" cases have been out of the jurisdiction of the city because of the lack of an ordinance under which to take action.

Ordinance No. 467, authorizing the paving of Second Street from Birch to Washington Avenue and specified asphalt surfacing. This part is to be changed to read that it will be constructed of either brick, asphalt, or concrete.




Seven Arkansas City businessmen, whose identity is kept secret today, met in the office of Dr. R. Claude Young last night to discuss the feasibility of opening another bank in this city. It is rumored that these men will look into the matter of the purchase of the Traders State Bank building, which is now in the hands of the state banking department, and that the Arkansas City men interested in the new bank feature would be pleased to have the new bank located there, provided the building can be purchased at a reasonable figure.

It is also said that these men and possibly others will hold another meeting soon to further discuss the matter and they may make an offer on the Traders building, as soon as the business of the defunct bank is settled up and all of the depositors have made their claims. At present E. H. Armstrong, who is in charge of the bank's affairs, with assistant, is engaged in making a re-check of all the books in the bank.


TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1922

E. C. Dye, of the Dye drug store, has an ad in today's paper announcing that he has secured the agency for complete Eagle radio receiving sets, and is in position to make immediate deliveries. In a few days Mr. Dye will have one of these sets installed in his place of business, where he will be glad to make demonstrations.


TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1922

C. H. Easley, arrested yesterday on the charge of arson in connection with a fire in the Cozy Corner cafe one night last week, gave bond for $1,500 late in the day yesterday and was released. He will appear for preliminary hearing on June 22.



"I want to say to you that my husband is absolutely on the square. He never double- crossed a friend, and I can believe implicitly everything he says, and I wish you would withdraw your objections to his release from the state penitentiary," were the remarks addressed to the editor of the Traveler by Mrs. Elmer Inman, this morning.

Mrs. Inman arrived in the city this morning for the purpose of overcoming the objections of different parties to the release of her husband, Elmer Inman, from the state penitentiary. She called upon E. L. McDowell upon arrival in the city, and discussed the matter with him. Mr. McDowell is the man whom Mr. Inman, with an accomplice, Frank Longhney, robbed of eight thousand dollars worth of diamonds. A short time ago Mr. Inman was paroled and later it developed that he had secretly married the daughter of Warden Codding. After leaving the penitentiary Inman went to Kansas City and from there to Tulsa, where he was arrested, charged with stealing an automobile. The charge was dismissed, but he was returned to the penitentiary for violating his parole, and has been there since.

The marriage of Miss Codding to Inman created a great sensation at the time, and since her husband's return to prison, she has been devoting every effort to secure his release. For some time now she has been assisting her father in his law office at Leavenworth. Lately her efforts to secure her husband's release have been resumed with increased vigor, and it is beginning to look as if he may be paroled again, provided of course, the Arkansas City objections to his release can be overcome.

Inman had conditioned with Mr. McDowell to reimburse him for the property taken, and had already made partial payment. Since he has been in prison again, nothing has been done toward paying Mr. McDowell and his friends will make no further objection to his release. Mrs. Inman informed the Traveler that if she secures the parole of her husband, that they will go to his folks at Texas, where he has work offered him, at lucrative wages.

There will be no attempt to hide her husband's identity by the changing of his name after his parole, but wherever he goes, they will start life anew, and with the determination of reimbursing the man whose diamonds he took.

Mrs. Inman stated: "I have the utmost confidence in my husband. He never told me anything but the truth. I never caught him in a falsehood. Whatever he has told me, upon investigation I have found that he told me nothing but the truth."

Mrs. Inman is good looking, very pleasant, and has more confidence in her husband than a majority of wives. She returns to Topeka this evening.



Alla Moore has made the purchase of the C. M. Johnson property, the old Mantor home, corner of South A street and Walnut avenue, opposite the new Episcopal church. The consideration was $6,100 and the sale was made by the Savings Investment Co.



Smoke was pouring from the Moore Refining company yesterday afternoon and this morning, and there is now one of the large boilers fired up there. This morning the familiar sound of the whistle at the former Milliken plant was heard and a number of men were on the job there. At present the boilers, the tanks, and the pipe lines are being cleaned up and renovated for the operation of the large plant. Former employees of the plant are being given the preference of jobs there and a number of the former laborers are now on the works. Walter Brown, former sales manager for the Midco company, is the timekeeper at the plant at the present time. He probably will be reinstated in the former position within a short time. It was reported this morning that there were 35 men at work at the plant. Within 60 days from this time, it has been stated to other of the former employees of the plant, by the present new management, there will be in the neighborhood of 200 men on the job there.



Winfield, June 14.Trial of James Stiff on a charge of buying stolen liberty bonds, began in district court Monday afternoon. It had taken until three o'clock to obtain a jury. At that hour S. M. Brewster, former attorney general of Kansas, began the opening statement for the prosecution. He reviewed the story of the robbery of the banks at Benton and Bartlett, Kansas, by members of the Majors gang in August, 1919, and traced the bonds stolen in those robberies to New York, where they were sold, it is alleged, by James Stiff and Bruce Emory.

Stiff was arraigned on this charge at the November 1920 term of the district court, but when the county attorney stated to make the statement to the jury, reading the charge from the information, it was discovered that it had not been alleged that the purchase of the bonds took place in Cowley County. The case was immediately dismissed and a new information filed. But it was too late for trial at that term. Emory was tried then, resulting in a hung jury. He was tried again last December and was convicted.

When the Stiff case was called this morning, Stiff's counsel moved to quash the information on the ground that Stiff had been already once in jeopardy. Judge Fuller overruled the motion, saying he had been no more in jeopardy than he would have been had the trial gone on and a hung jury resulted.

The jury which is trying Stiff consists of F. Freeman, Winfield; David Frazier, Burden; J. D. Atkins, Arkansas City; W. R. Gann, Winfield; G. E. Darr, Burden; L. H. Creamer, Winfield; J. W. Holloway, Salem; H. E. Merris, Arkansas City; Robert Rrahood [?], Creswell; Swan Sandstrum, Dexter; Charles Wiles, Udall; C. H. Kukuk, Winfield.



The Kansas Gas and Electric company has begun the construction of the bridge across the canal on F street, having put a crew of men to work there this morning. This being a side road, the bridge will be much less pretentious than the Fifth Avenue bridge, but it will be a bridge of substantial and permanent construction combining structural steel work with cement.

Some days ago the electric company put a dam across the canal just below their plant, and have been pumping water into the canal from the Walnut river. This water backed up the canal past the Fifth Avenue bridge. In order to begin work on the F Street bridge, it ws necessary to have the canal drained at this point. In order to do this, a second dam was put in below F street to prevent the water from backing up, and the canal above this point was then drained.

The purpose of the company is storing up this water, pending the completion of the headgates and reopening of the canal, is to have a supply of water to operate the local electric plant in case the high line to Wichita should be cut off, as was recently the case resulting from a storm. At that time the city was in darkness several hours owing to lack of water in the canal, and the company has taken precautions not to allow that emergency to find them unprepared to take care of it quickly.

There are two other bridges to be constructed across the canal yet this season, according to the city's contract with the company. With the building of new headgates, repairing washouts, and building bridges, the company has its hands full this season. A big redeeming feature of these operations is that it employs a large number of men. In the end it will also mean a big improvement in the electric company's property here.



The business of P. H. Albright and company, a partnership composed of the late P. H. Albright and James B. Moore of Hartford, Connecticut, which has been transacting a farm loan business in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma for more than forty years, has been incorporated under the name The P. H. Albright Farm Loan company.

The affairs of the corporation will be managed by Grover W. Collinson, as president, who for eleven years has been connected with P. H. Albright and company, in Medford and Newkirk, Oklahoma; and Winfield, Kansas; and for the past eight years Mr. Collinson has been active manager of the Winfield office.

The office force of the old company have been retained. W. J. Wilson is treasurer, and A. U. Burdette, field man and examiner. In addition, James H. Albright will on duty as vice president and secretary. Penrose S. Albright is second vice president and will be actively identified with the Albright Title and Investment company, of Newkirk, Oklahoma. James B. Moore has retained an interest in the new corporation and is one of the directors.

The long established connection with the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance company, of Hartford, Connecticut, will be continued and the well known policies of the old firm of P. H. Albright and company will be carried on by the new corporation.



This morning in the state court of J. W. Martin, there was settlement of an old lawsuit. The case was one wherein a man by the name of M. P. Hutchinson, of Wichita, gave a "no fund" check to John Sweet of the Osage Hotel in the year 1921. There was a warrant issued for the arrest of Hutchinson, but he had kept out of sight of the local officers all that time. Finally Constable Gray learned that Hutchinson was back in Wichita and he caused his arrest there. The check was for $19.98, and being just under the sum of $20, the charge was not a felony. This morning a representative of Hutchinson came to the city and settled the case, paying the amount of the check and the costs of action, in all $38.98. Word was then sent to Wichita to release Hutchinson. The defendant was once a member of the police force in Wichita, the local officers say.



J. J. Armstrong, supervisor of the Bank Savings Life Insurance company of Topeka, was in the city today on business. This insurance company has established an office in this city, and H. E. Simpson will be the district manager. The office will be with the Sturtz Investment company.




Berry growers of this vicinity have formed a 100 percent mutual association and have agreed to sell early Harvest blackberries for $4.00 per crate, the late berries $1 per crate higher. This price to apply at patch or delivered and to stand for season. Berries are now on the market. If you wish the best, order early as conditions at present are unfavorable and point to short season.Secretary of association.



Work on the I. X. L. school house south of the city is progressing nicely at present, and the contractor, Lee Biggs, of this city, has the frame work up already. This school will be completed within thirty days, it was stated by one of the board members this morning. It is to be the nicest rural district school in Cowley County according to all reports. It is to be completed in stucco and will have the finest of school furniture that can be bought.



Faith and confidence in the future of Arkansas City, are demonstrated by large financial interests in the east, which have loosed one million dollars for loans on business and residence property here.

An additional sum is arranged for loans on farms in this territory by the same interests.

These loans will be made by the Hill Investment company, which will make all the inspections and negotiate the loans direct at a reasonable rate of interest, Ed Mireau said today.

Mr. Mireau continued, "This is the largest outlet in the eastern financial market that Arkansas City has ever had. It demonstrates that Arkansas City is looked upon as a prosperous spot in the country and that normalcy is rapidly being restored. "Businessmen and farmers will not have any difficulty in securing loans on safe security at interest rates which will not burden them. It has been hard for some of them to get loans in the last year or two when private interests, the Building & Loan association, and the banks were unable to provide for their needs. This arrangement made by the Hill Investment company will prove to pave an easier way for loans in this community and indicates that the financial situation is easing up in the country, as well as giving Arkansas City a good recommendation for prosperous times ahead. The chief of the firm that has extended this proposition to Arkansas City was recently in the city for an investigation of the situation before releasing the money for loans here. He was immensely pleased with the conditions and prospects of the city and declared that we could have all the money we needed to take care of the farmers in addition to the sum released for city business interests."



Dan Rush and J. F. Potter, of Maple City, and R. J. Grover, Fred Gould, and Chas. Spencer, constituting a road committee, which met in the city building yesterday afternoon to formulate plans for the improvement of the Madison avenue road running east from this city via Maple City to Cedarvale. This committee met in conjunction with County Commissioner Carl Dees and County Engineer Ruggles.

After some discussion it was agreed between the committee and the two county officials to gravel all portions of the road subject to wash and mud, and also to gravel where the road ws rough owing to rocks and stones. It was further agreed to round all the corners and properly grade them up.



At this meeting County Commissioner Dees stated his intentions with reference to the rock road between this city and the state line, on the south. Contrary to a report that the rock road base is to be taken out, this will not be done. But it will be resurfaced, using an asphalt binding for a macadam finish. It was stated that this improvement will cost in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $12,000.



When the radio craze was sweeping the country with full force three months ago, two young men got together in Arkansas City and organized a company to build and sell radio sets after they found it next to impossible to purchase good receiving sets and get any reasonably quick delivery on them.

They were Clarence Carter and Paul Rogers. First, they arranged to give entertainments for a number of their friends. Grand opera, pipe organ recitals, prize fights, wrestling match es, and speeches from prominent men from all over the country were received clearly by them and afforded considerable amusement for their guests.

They hatched the bug for the radio fans in the city and it has been spreading rapidly until soon these young men had become established in the business and were taking orders for radio sets and parts faster than they could at first handle them, for the craze had struck the entire country simultaneously.

They are purchasing parts from the largest manufacturers in the country, with whom they have opened accounts and by manufacturing their own sets they are able to fill orders in a reasonably short time. A number of their sets have been sold to local and out-of-town parties. They have a large stock of radio equipment at their shop, 309 North Fourth street, and are using the Luse-Parker Electrical company's shop for a display room. They build everything in the wireless line. They have refrained from inviting a general business until they were able to secure parts in as short a time as possible.

Carter, a member of the firm, was government instructor for radio operators at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, for three years. He is a former Marconi operator, and has also worked for some of the largest radio companies in the United States. He holds both the amateur and special government transmitting licenses which are issued by the government after difficult examinations have been successfully passed.

The firm will install sets and put them in operation, guaranteeing them to give satisfaction in every way, being able to hear any of the larger radio stations in the United States, the proprietors declared.



Winfield, June 15.Failing to agree, the jury in the Jim Stiff case was discharged at four o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

The jury filed into the courtroom at 3:45 after retiring at 1:30. When questioned by Judge Fuller, the jurors said each had made up his mind and could not be changed. The first vote was the same as the last, it was reported. It is said the vote was eight for conviction and four for acquittal.

The twelve jurors were ordered to report in September for other jury duty as a jury may be called at that time. Arguments were heard this morning. Yesterday the evidence was concluded and court adjourned about four o'clock to allow Judge Fuller to write instructions. The instructions were read to the jury at nine o'clock this morning and several hours were then devoted to argument. The jury was sent out to lunch at the conclusion of the argument. The jury retired to the jury room immediately after returning from lunch.



Winfield, June 15.Denied a new trial and sentenced to the penitentiary by Judge Fuller Wednesday, E. Bruce Emory filed notice of an appeal to the supreme court and gave a $3,000 appeal bond. Arguments for a new trial in the Emory case were heard by Judge Fuller in chambers this afternoon. L. D. Moore represented Emory while the state was represented by County Attorney Ellis Fink. After hearing arguments, Judge Fuller refused to grant a new trial. The judge then pronounced sentence. Emory was convicted by the jury on two counts, but Judge Fuller merely sentenced the defendant to serve from one to five years in the state penitentiary.

After sentence was passed, Mr. Moore served notice of appeal. A bond was signed and the case will be taken up.

All this action was taken while the jury in the Jim Stiff case was deliberating in another part of the court house.

The Emory case has been bitterly fought in district court. At the first trial Emory, who was charged with having received stolen liberty bonds, made a desperate fight and the jury hung, eleven to one, according to reports. At the second trial he was convicted and now will carry his fight to the supreme court.





Charlie Renty, negro, was arrested last night as a result of a specially planned raid made by the officers in the neighborhood of 216 North E street, and was placed in the city jail to await a hearing on a charge of peddling "dope."

The officers had been planning this raid for several days, giving special attention to this case, because Renty is the man who was recently arrested on a choc beer charge, and which case was dismissed because a test of the beer did not show any alcohol. They had been watching Renty for several days.

On Sunday evening Officer White had climbed a tree in the neighborhood of 216 North E where he had watched the operations of Renty and says he saw him make a transaction as a dope peddler.

Officer White said, "I was too far away to see who got the dope." At the time of the raid last night, the officers claim Renty was trying to hide out in the brush. But the officers were laying for him in the brush, and the negro ran close by Chief Dailey, who fired a shot which frightened the negro and who in trying to make his escape, fell. He fell almost at the feet of Officers White and Atteberry. When he got up a flashlight was thrown on him and three guns were pointed at him. The officers say he was the worst scared negro they ever saw.

In the city jail this morning, the negro denied having peddled any dope. He said, "The officers haven't got anything on me, I don't know anything about what they arrested me for. I don't handle that stuff. I had gone about half a block from where I live at 611 Vine Avenue, to do a chore. I was not expecting to be arrested." He complained of his side hurting. "When the officers fired at me and in trying to run, I fell down and hurt myself on the right side," he said, showing a wound in the groin.

The adventure proved quite exciting for the officers. They had specially planned to catch their man because of the unex-pected collapse of the former case against him.

The officers were somewhat chagrinned over the turn in the case, which resulted in dismissal. They have been on the watchout since and now believe they have the evidence necessary to convict Renty on the charge of peddling dope.

Their raid was evidently well planned and successfully carried out and there has been considerable comment today to the effect that this kind of work on the part of the officers will soon put the fear of God into the hearts of the dope peddlers.

No difference which way Renty turned, he fell right into the arms of the law. Even had he undertaken to climb a tree, doubtless he would have found a policeman there ready to receive him. The brush and in fact the entire landscape seemed to be densely populated with officers of the law.

Renty stated that he expected Attorney Hines to take this case for him. Hearing was set for 5 o'clock this evening.


FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1922


Bolton Estate in Dexter Township Is In District Court for


Winfield, Kan., June 16.Something over six hundred acres of land two miles northwest of Dexter are involved in a partition suit brought in district court this morning by William H. Bolton of Dexter township; and his brother, John H. Bolton of Arkansas City. The land is the estate of William H. Bolton, senior, father of the plaintiffs in the case.

The elder Bolton died May 27, this year, according to the petition, leaving his wife, Katie C. Bolton, and her little daughter, Mary Bolton, aged five; and the two sons by a former marriage. Disagreement as to the management of the property appears to have arisen, bringing about this suit in less than three weeks after the death of the former owner.

Katie C. Bolton and Mary Bolton, as individuals, and Katie C. Bolton as administratrix, are named as the defendants in the action. Plaintiffs claim that under the Kansas law of inheritance and distribution, Kate C. Bolton, widow, is entitled to half the estate and each of the three children is entitled to a third of the remaining half; or one-sixth each. Plaintiffs ask that the estate be divided and that each heir be given the proper share; and if the division of the land cannot be made without manifest injury, that the land be sold and the proceeds divided as provided by law.

Mrs. Bolton took out letters of administration in probate court shortly after the death of her husband. In the operation of that office, she has two years in which to settle the estate and make suitable distribution of the proceeds. What the disagreement is about has not been made public. It is possible that defendants reply will set out that former gifts of land to sons operate to cut down their share in the present estate.

The senior Bolton was sick for a long time before his death. The wife had him at one of the hospitals here. The sons believed the old man could be taken care of better at the home of J. H. Bolton, at Arkansas City, so they took their father from the hospital to Arkansas City about a year ago, and kept him until he died.

At the same time her husband was taken to Arkansas City, Mrs. Bolton began suit in district court for a separate maintenance for herself and little daughter. The court found she was entitled to receive eighty dollars a month from the estate until after Bolton's death. The case remained in that status when Mrs. Bolton's attorney entered a motion to have the case dismissed because of the death of the defendant in the action.

It is stated that the widow, with a minor dependant child, can detain a homestead of a hundred and sixty acres from the partition in an estate. Property in excess of this amount may be partitioned.


FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1922

Dr. Richard A. Patton died last night at ten o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morrow, at 102 North Fifth street, after being confined to his bed for four weeks. Dr. Patton has been helpless for three years and practically an invalid for one year.

He was 87 years old and had been a resident of Arkansas City for 20 years. He was born in Virginia and educated in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. In 1857 he married Miss Mary Stacy and one child was born to them, Loran Stacy Patton, who died in Newkirk, Oklahoma, in 1897 and was buried there. Mrs. Patton died in 1860.

For three years and four months Dr. Patton served as a doctor in the civil war. He was mustered out at Flint, Michigan, and was married to Miss Julia Ottaway in 1865. They resided at Winfield for some years, later living on a farm near Geuda Springs, and then moving to this city. Mrs. Patton died here at their home on North B street in February, 1913. Since that time he has lived with Mr. and Mrs. Morrow.

Mr. Patton was a successful farmer and owned considerable property.

The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Morrow home. The Oddfellows will have charge and Dr. Charles Wentworth of the Methodist church will preach the sermon. Mr. Patton has been an Oddfellow for 66 years. The body will be buried in Riverview cemetery, northwest of the city.


FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1922

W. W. Spencer died last evening at 8 o'clock, at his home, 525 North Third Street. Mr. Spencer has been ailing for a considerable time. A year ago he had to retire from the real estate business in this city because of his poor health. He thought that by getting out of business and resting, he would recover. But instead of getting better, he has been gradually growing worse, until death came last evening, and relieved him of his suffering.

Mr. Spencer has lived in Arkansas City six years. Prior to that he lived at Geuda Springs. He was born in Vermont, December 1853, and was past 68 years of age at the time of death. Mr. Spencer's trouble was heart lesion, but his death was directly due last evening to acute indigestion.

W. W. Spencer leaves a wife, Clara C., a son, C. E. Spencer, who is mail carrier out of Geuda Springs, and a sister, Dr. Emily E. Spencer, of Nashville, Tennessee, to mourn his demise. Dr. Spencer, who was recently visiting in this city, but lately at Holton, was phoned of the serious condition of her brother and she came immediately, arriving here this morning.

The funeral will occur Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the home, followed by burial in Riverview cemetery. Mr. Spencer was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge, holding his membership in the order at Holton, Kansas.


FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1922

J. B. Lantz, J. O. Brown, and Roy Rineheart returned last night from a business trip to Joplin, Missouri. They made the trip by auto and were gone two days. Mr. Lantz went there to see about purchasing Carthage stone for his new residence on North C street, and Mr. Brown is the contractor who is building the new home for Mr. Lantz.


FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1922


Will Build Two More Fine Residences and Private Garage.

J. B. Lantz, who is one of the big oil operators in this city, has purchased the A. C. Dairy Company's property at 400 North C street. This deal involves several first-class improve ments contemplated by Mr. Lantz. This property is across the street from his residence property, upon which he has improvements amounting to some $25,000 in progress. He recently purchased the residence property north of him.

According to the agreement between Mr. Lantz and the A. C. Dairy company, the latter is to vacate the property by September. It is understood Mr. Lantz did not buy the creamery buildings, but that the company will move them off and build a new creamery in a location not yet announced. Mr. Lantz's purchase, however, included the residence north of him to this land, and he will convert the two houses into fine residence properties costing approximately $75,000. On the lot from which he is removing the house north of him, he will build a $20,000 private garage, it is reported. This improvement will be in keeping with his fine residence on these premises. The total cost of Mr. Lantz's improvements here will amount approximately to $125,000.


FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1922

Old time West Bolton residents will be interested to learn of the death of one of the old residents of this community: Garrett Brewer. His death occurred at his home at Tonkawa, Oklahoma, some time during the past April. He was, at the time of his death, more than eighty four years of age. He and his excellent wife and fine family made their home in West Bolton, in the Theaker neighborhood in the early 1880s, and were among our best and most highly respected citizens. His wife preceded him to the beyond several years before.

Mr. Brewer had been an invalid for many yearsin fact, his invalidism dated from the civil war, in which he served as a cavalryman. In his later years he was compelled to spend his days in a wheel chair.

Mr. and Mrs. Brewer had two daughters, Lillie and Bertha, and five sons, Henry, Tom, Marcie, Alfred, and Todd.


FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1922

The remains of Mrs. Nila Martha Richardson, of Kaw City, were interred in Mercer cemetery, Sunday afternoon, June 11. Mrs. Richardson will be remembered by scores of friends in Arkansas City and West Bolton as Nila Scott, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Scott of near Middleton. She spent her whole life, until her marriage, in this vicinity. She was a graduate of the Arkansas City high school and of the Oklahoma state normal and spent several years in educational work.

Her husband and her infant daughter, Icil Lee, are left to mourn, besides her father and mother, two sisters, Marjory and Frances, and three brothers, Rolland, Wendell, and Berwyn, besides a large circle of relatives and scores of friends.


FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1922

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the city clerk, Arkansas City, Kansas, up to 10 o'clock a.m. of the 26th day of June, 1922, for furnishing material and labor and contructing a storage barn at the corner of Central avenue and Sixth street in said city.

Proposals will be received as follows.

(1) For furnishing all material and labor and construction the Storage Barn complete, including concrete foundations and roof columns, cement block walls, windows and doors, steel roof trusses and purlins and corrugated iron roof.

(2) For funishing all material and labor and constructing foundations and roof columns for the Storage Barn.

(3) For furnishing cement blocks delivered at the site of the proposed Storage Barn.

(4) For furnishing all labor and material for mortar and laying cement block walls.

(5) For furnishing all labor and material and erecting complete the steel roof trusses and purlins and roof covering.

All work will be required to be done in accordance with plans and specifications now on file in the office of the city engineer.




Dr. J. H. Knapp, the well known veterinarian, is building an up-to-date veterinary hospital at 214 South A Street. The building will be constructed of cement and stucco. The old barn at this location has been removed. The new building will be of very neat construction and will be a great improvement over the old barn.



W. Bryson Smith announces the sale of the Smith funeral home, corner of First street and Fifth Avenue, to C. D. Grant, who was Rev. Smith's partner up to a few weeks ago. The business is to be continued by Mr. Grant as the sole proprietor, it was stated. Mr. Smith, in disposing of his undertaking business, stated that he had no particular plans laid for the immediate future. Mr. Grant took charge of the establishment today.



It is stated by some of the local people who are in the habit of bathing in Paris Lake that one of the corner posts, which anchors the raft in the lake, has been broken and the stump of the post has been left, sticking up above the bottom of the lake about fourteen inches. Those playing on or about the raft are cautioned to look out for this, or some one may be seriously injured.



Winfield, Kan., June 17.The horse has not yet gone to join the great auk and dodo bird in the list of those specimens of zoology no longer found except in stuffed condition in museums notwithstanding the enormous growth and expansion of the use of the motor vehicle, it is shown conclusively from the returns of the assessors of Cowley County this year. The figures are 13,209 for these animals and 4,173 for their humble and useful cousins, the mules and the asses. Last year there were 14,625 and 4,064, respectively.

Going back ten years in the records, to 1912, it is found that 15,881 horses and 4,000 mules were reported. From this it appears that the mule is more than holding his own. It is probable, too, that the twelve thousand of this period are, in draft power, not far behind the fifteen thousand of fifteen years ago. But on March 1, 1912, there were 1,933 colts between six months and a year old, while at this time there are only 519.

In 1912 the farms of the county had seventy-three automobiles and 2,739 "pleasure carriages." This year the farms have 2,241 autos, ninety-one trucks, and only 647 pleasure carriages.



George A. Paxton has been commissioned second lieutenant Battery F in place of Harry Moore, who resigned. Lieutenant Paxton was an artillery officer in France.


Three hundred and sixty uniforms have arrived and will be issued to members of Battery F at 2:00 o'clock tomorrow.


Battery F will pitch tents on Sunday, July 2, for the Fourth of July celebration. Athletic park will be made into a camp field. All the afternoon events on July Fourth will take place on this field.



Chas. Renty, negro, arrested several nights ago by the city officers, in a sensational raid in the "sticks" of the First ward, was arraigned in the state court of _. W. Martin today, on the charge of having "dope" in his possession. The case is set for trial on June 21 and bond fixed at $150. Constable R. W. Callahan took the man to the county jail where he will be boarded until the day of the hearing here.




Register of Deeds: Mrs. Elva Lynn, Arkansas City.

County Superintendent: Miss Nana Lou Sweeney, Arkansas City.

County Clerk: Mrs. Carrie Drennan, Arkansas City.

51st District Representative: Dr. Ravenscroft, Winfield.

50th District Representative: L. C. Brown, Arkansas City.

For Sheriff: James S. Day, Winfield.

Probate Judge: L. P. King, Winfield.

Committeeman for Second Ward, A. C.: A. M. Dean.

Coroner: S. E. Morris, Winfield.

County Attorney: H. S. Hines, Arkansas City.

County Treasurer: William H. Elrod, Winfield.

Judge, Nineteenth Judicial District: Judge O. P. Fuller, Winfield.

Cowley County democrats met at the city hall in Winfield.

Chas. Stephens, of Columbus, candidate for congress from the third district, was at the meeting. He declared that the present depression was not the result of "after the war reaction, but was the result of a gigantic conspiracy to exploit and profiteer."

Whether the ticket was to be filed by declaration or by petition was considered. The cost of filing the entire ticket would cost $175 while time is limited for the circulation of petitions. The ticket will probably be filed by declaration.

Effort to draft several candidates failed. L. P. King refused to consider the office of probate judge and William Elrod and Alvin Goff both declined to be candidates for county treasurer. L. W. Hoover, Ed Pauley, and John Potter refused to run for sheriff.


MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

Register of Deeds: Annette Webb. Paul Miller, Winfield.

Clerk of District Court: Anna L. Tonkinson.

County Clerk: Mrs. Harriet Veris.

County Attorney: C. H. Quier, Deputy County Attorney; Harry V. Howard.

Probate Judge: J. W. White; W. T. Ham.

Sheriff: [for 2nd term] C. N. Goldsmith.


County Treasurer: J. M. Henderson.

County Supt. of Public Instruction: W. G. Lee; Julia B. King.


MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

Winfield, Kan., June 19.Little Mary Bolton, five years old, one of the defendants in a suit involving the partition of over six hundred acres of land near Dexter, was provided with a "guardian ad litum" in district court, yesterday, on motion of defendant's attorney, Lucius D. Moore. This is a step necessary in cases where there are minor defendants. Mr. Moore was appointed to the position in this case.

"Guardian ad litum," it is explained by the attorney, is a guardian for or during the suit. Such a guardian must be a lawyer, it is stated, and this guardianship extends no further than the suit in hand. In cases where minors are plaintiffs, the interests are represented by a "next friend," but this next friend does not have to be a lawyer.

The Bolton case is one in which William M. Bolton of Dexter, and John H. Bolton, of Arkansas City, are suing for partition of the estate of their father, William H. Bolton, who died May 27. The defendants are Katie C. Bolton, second wife of the senior Bolton, and Mary Bolton, little daughter of William Bolton Sr. and Katie C. Bolton. Mrs. Bolton is proceeding with the settlement of the estate under letters of administration in the probate court.


MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

Winfield, Kan., June 19.Thirty-two thousand dollars in-

vested in United States Liberty bonds between March 1, 1921, and March 1, 1922, were stricken from the tax roll by County Clerk Voris this morning by order of the state tax commission acting under the recent supreme court decision in the Lantz case. The court held that the taxing of money invested in government bonds while money invested in municipal bonds was free, is unconstitutional. The letter from the commission on this subject is sent to all the county clerks of the states, so all of the counties will have to cut down their valuation to the amount of the Liberty bonds.

This scheme of taxing the money invested in government bonds was enacted shortly after the Civil War. It applies only to the year in which the bonds were bought. In substance, the property owner is asked by the assessor: "Did you buy any government bonds between March 1 last year and March 1 this year?"

If answered in the affirmative, the assessor sets down the amount so invested, divides it by twelve, the number of months in a year, and multiplies the result by the number of months between March 1 last year and the date of the purchase of the bonds. This rule did not apply to state, county, district, township, or city bonds, all of which are tax exempt.


MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

Ordinance No. 468, calling for the repaving of Second Street from the south line of Birch Avenue to the north line of Washington Avenue, excepting the intersections already paved with brick, was adopted at the regular weekly session of the city commissioners held in the city building at 10 o'clock this morning. On motion the city clerk was instructed to advertise for bids for the construction of this paving, the bids to be made on asphalt, concrete, and brick surfacing, on the present concrete base.

There were 21 signatures of property owners opposed to the paving of South Third Street from Van Buren to Taylor Avenue.

Ed Gillingham, owning some lots on First Street south of Madison Avenue, desired to ascertain why he was assessed for Madison Avenue paving. It was ascertained that under the law property owners are liable to the middle of the block and his property coming within this limit made him liable to assessment.


MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

Uniforms were issued yesterday afternoon to members of Battery F. Each member is entitled to three uniforms, but only one was issued at this time. The others will be kept at the armory. Everything in the way of wearing apparel has arrived, including overcoats and slickers, Capt. Oliverson reports.


MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

Elmer Day has taken charge of the farm department of the Hill Investment Company and is now employed in that capacity. He will have under his supervision the farm loans for the company, allowing loans on the million dollar deal which was recently added to the company's business here by eastern capitalists.


MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

A building permit was issued Saturday to J. H. Knapp for a veterinary hospital, 50 x 20 feet, one story, to be constructed of cement blocks, and costing $1,250, located at 214 South A Street.


MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

R. J. Murray went to Winfield this afternoon to file his nomination papers as a candidate on the republican ticket before the August primary, for the office of representative from this



MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

Ralph Warren of Silverdale will leave tomorrow morning for Corpus Christi, Texas, where he says he is going to learn to be a cowboy. He was a member of the high school graduating class here this spring.


MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1922

Mrs. P. B. Hanway will leave Wednesday for Boston, where she goes to attend a meeting of the Christian Scientists association, of which she is a member. At Kansas City she will be joined by her sister, Mrs. Carl Mac. They will go east together, Mrs. Mac joining her daughter, Mrs. Nila Mac Bryant, who is now in Maine. Mrs. Hanway will be gone about ten days.



Local oil well operators have everything lined up for a deep test on the southwest corner of section one, township 34, range 4, which is about one mile east of the Dunkard mill, and about five miles northeast of Arkansas City.

The local promoters are J. N. Day, Nat Foster, J. R. Brady, and C. G. Brady. "This is one of the best plays that have been made in Cowley County," said J. N. Day, who has been active in getting the leases and enlisting the interest of a number of the big oil operators in the mid-continent field. The companies interested in this test are The Phillips Petroleum company, Carter Oil company, Twin State Oil company, Salby Oil and Gas company, and Tidal Wave Oil and Gas company.

Day said: "It is the purpose to put down a deep test here, not less than three thousand feet, and possibly more. It is an entirely new field, and if the text proves successful, it will prove one of the most important steps yet taken in oil development in Cowley County."



Business at the Moore refinery, which was opened last week, is on the increase already and there were several more men put to work there this morning. Two of the big stills will be fired up and in operation tomorrow. More men will be employed there just as soon as the plant is in running order and within a few days at least, there will be a large force on the job, it is expected.


TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1922.

The Royal Cafe, which recently installed fine new fixtures, has added another improvement on the front of the building by putting up an electric sign. The word "Royal" is arched at the top, while the word "Cafe" reads vertically down. It is a very nifty sign and attracts attention from a long distance on the street.


TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1922

"Tell 'em that post has ben sawed off in Paris Lake and the platform anchored." said Mayor George R. McIntosh this morning.

Ever since the fact had been published that one of the posts in the lake, placed there to indicate water beyond the wading depth, had been broken off under the surface of the water, less than ten thousand citizens of this town have been on the qui vive because of this menace to the hundreds of bathers who daily go in the lake, and many have wondered why the city administration did not get busy and remove this menace.

When the reporter chased the facts down, it was found all this nervous tension had been spent uselessly for the "city administration" had taken time by the forelock and "sawed off" the menace as soon as it was learned the log had been broken off.

The mayor said: "The offending log was sawed off even with the bottom of the lake. The platform has also been securely anchored and the public can rest at ease and sleep soundly at nights; and also snore loudly, if they so desire, for these matters have been promptly and properly taken care of."


TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1922

John Stanley, grocer at 511 West Fifth Avenue, is in a critical condition at his home, 203 South Fourth Street. He is the father of Earl Stanley of the A. C. Hide, Iron and Metal company.



The starting of the Moore refinery is a bigger job than one could expect. It is a gigantic task getting ready for this plant to begin operation. At the present time there are more than one hundred employees at work. Many thousand dollars will have been spent on the payroll before fires under the stills are started and when it does start, the plant will be operated at a slow gait at first.

This can be readily seen when it will be remembered that it took the plant 28 days to run down after the feed was cut off last January, and it will be almost a month in getting under full headway in the various departments even after the fires are started under the stills. It is reported today that several of the stills will be running before Sunday.

In order to expedite the starting of the plant, a temporary change has been made. Battery one, which consists of steam stills for re-running high gravity stock, is to be used for first run of crude, pending the getting ready of batteries two and three. When these two batteries are ready, crude will be switched to battery three, the first battery the crude passes through. Then battery one will be made ready for gasoline and benzine.

Half the men employed at the plant now are working on battery one, getting it ready to start. Mud in the condensor pans was two feet deep, and this is being cleaned out, and the scale is being removed from the coils of pipe in the pans. Four gangs of pipe fitters are busy testing the lines, which constitute the main arteries of the plant. At present they are working on lines that run from the main pump house to the tanks, stills, and loading racks.

Electricians and several assistants are preparing motors, stringing lines and replacing lights. An obstacle that stands in the way of starting the stills immediately is the storehouse is empty and the refinery cannot operate without supplies. Another one is that the motors in the eight wells of the plant are not in running order; therefore, the water supply is not available in sufficient quantity, as it requires a constant stream of water for the condensor pans when the stills are running. The supplies are expected to arrive at any hour, and the wells will be ready for use before Sunday.

E. E. Grimes, pipe-fitter, was painfully injured yesterday while at work by striking his head against the end of a pipe that protruded from the wall above his head, when he raised up from a stooping posture. He was given treatment at the laboratory and is getting along nicely.



Judge J. A. McDermott was in the city today from Topeka, to confer with County Attorney Ellis Fink and Deputy C. H. Quier, and with the men in charge of the defunct Traders State bank, in the case of the state versus V. E. Creighton, former president of the bank. The cases, four in all, are set for further preliminary hearing on June 26. Judge McDermott stated that the state's attorneys would prepare and file a new complaint, in the first one of the charges, that wherein Creighton is alleged to have made a false statement to the state bank commissioner, in regard to a $5,000 note. This will be filed with the court here before the date of the trial, next Monday, it was stated today.

So far as is known at this time, the cases will be taken up again at that time and the states' attorneys say that they are ready for the hearing. W. L. Cunningham, attorney for Creighton, stated today that so far as he knows at the present time, his client will be ready to take up the cases again on the date named.



A building permit was issued from the city clerk's office yesterday to Roy Bense for a restaurant building on Washington Avenue, 15 x 24 feet, one story, constructed of cement blocks, and costing $200.00.



The case of Chas. Renty, negro being held in the county jail on the charge of having "dope" in his possession, was continued today in Justice J. W. Martin's state court until June 28. Constable H. W. Callahan brought him down from Winfield and will take him back to the county jail there this afternoon.

This is Renty's second arrest recently, the first one being on a choc beer charge. This case was dismissed because an analysis of the beer did not show alcohol. In the present case he is held on a charge of peddling opium.



Two young men of this city have just completed the task of anchoring the big raft, which has been afloat in Paris Park Lake for some time and Mayor McIntosh paid them for the job this afternoon. The raft has been chained to a three hundred pound block of concrete and has been fastened at all four corners. The snags and drift have also been cleared away from the bed of the lake near the raft and there is said to be no more danger to the bathers from this unpleasant and dangerous affair. The mayor is now endeavoring to find some plan for replenishing the water in the lake.



The case of the state versus Harve Easley, on the charge of arson, will be called for preliminary hearing in Judge Martin's court tomorrow morning at nine o'clock. Witnesses in this case were being summoned this afternoon by Deputy Sheriff F. A. Eaton. Deputy County Attorney C. H. Quier, and Deputy State Fire Marshall E. E. Fitzpatrick, of Wichita, will prosecute and Atkinson & Pringle will defend.

Easley is the proprietor of the Cozy Corner cafe at A street and Fifth avenue and the deputy state fire marshal filed complaint against him a week ago on the charge of setting fire to his place of business for the purpose of collecting the insurance on the place.



"Moore products will be on the market inside of a week," was the word that came from the former Milliken refinery, now known as the Moore refinery, this morning.

Still No. 4 was being charged this morning, and the fires were to be lighted under the boilers of battery 1 this afternoon. Battery 1 consists of steam stills and has a capacity of 1,000 barrels per day, and is a complete refinery in itself.

A force of men began today the work of dismantling battery 6, and the company will put reconstruction in its place. This still was built as an experiment, and was a high pressure plant which was condemned by the fire underwriters about three years ago. It will be entirely removed and new construction put in its place.

Ben Hadley will be chief stillman and he goes on the job tonight. Some of the other stills on the battery will be started tomorrow. Batteries 2 and 3 will be started later.

The company is making rapid progress in getting things in shape for operation, and while the smoke will be pouring from the smokestacks of one battery this afternoon, and others soon, it will be some time for the plant to be running into its regular swing of production owing to radical changes and reconstruction.



On the warpathis the manner in which several of the frequenters of the Paris Park Lake have put it recently, when they found that valuables had been stolen from them, out of the bath house, while they were enjoying the pleasures of a cool bath in the lake. But the bath business has been rather expensive for a number of the local citizens at that place in the past few weeks, according to all reports.

Reports come to the Traveler nearly every day, of something having been stolen there the night before and only a few nights ago one man claims he lost $8 in money, that was taken from his pockets while his clothes were in the bath house and he was in the lake. Still another loss, a Panama hat, and the owner has so far been unable to locate the hat or the thief. Shoes and other articles are frequently missed and no trace of them are ever found.

The latest theft reported from the lake was last night when Leroy Branine emerged from the bath to find that he was shoeless, stockingless, and garterless. Someone had deliberately taken these articles from the bath house and they could not be found. As a result, Leroy was compelled to go home in his bare feet, and his father is really "sore," because the theft will set him back as much as eight or ten dollars.

There has been much complaint in this regard all the summer so far, at the park, and those who desire to go there to swim in the lake in the evenings are of the opinion that the city officials should devise some method of properly policing the place, so that the bathing would not be so expensive.



C. H. Easley, the Arkansas City restaurant man, who was arrested June 12 on a warrant charging him with arson, was bound over in the state court of Judge J. W. Martin today, and the defendant was released upon giving a bond of $1,500 for his appearance in the district court at Winfield.

Easley is the proprietor of the Cozy Corner cafe, corner of Fifth Avenue and A street, which place he was operating at the time of the fire which called out the fire department early on the morning of June 9, and which place he is continuing to operate at the present time.

The state was represented by E. E. Fitzpatrick, deputy state fire marshal, who signed the complaint alleging arson against Easley; C. E. Carroll of Alma, Kansas, special attorney; and C. H. Quier, the local deputy county attorney. The defense offered no testimony in the preliminary hearing.

The testimony of the prosecution was to establish a certain line of alleged facts and along this line there seemed to be no conflicting statements. Among the first witnesses on the stand, Chief Frank Brandenburg of the fire department, testified that the fire was set by somebody. An effort was made to establish a motive that would prompt such an act on the part of the defendant. The statements brought out in this regard were to establish the contention that the property of the defendant, the fixtures in the cafe, were greatly overinsured. There was other testimony offered to back up the contention that the place was not doing much business.

The testimony bringing out statements with reference to the fire itself was offered by Mr. Brandenburg, as fire chief; Claude Vaughan, who was among the first to see the blaze and with whom the insurance was placed; and Policemen Charles Jobe and Sims. This testimony all agreed that the fire was towards the rear of the building, that a tub of burning fluid was taken out believed to have contained coal oil, that some of this fluid was on the floor and had run down the cracks in the floor where it had burned. One policeman, Sims, testified positively that the fluid was coal oil. The flames poured upward from this container nearly to the ceiling, the testimony showed. The tub was taken out by Brandenburg and Sims, the fire chief using a hook, and the police officer a rake, to prevent getting burned.

Shortly after the tub had been removed and the fire extinguished, Officer Jobe went to the home of the proprietor of the place and when told of the fire, he made a remark to the effect that it was just like his luck.

G. W. Kidwell of Dinty Moore's cold drink and lunch stand, O. A. Pack, former local restaurant man, and Charles R. Rawlings, of the Royal cafe, offered testimony as to the value of the fixtures of the Cozy Corner cafe. The valued placed upon this property by Messrs. Kidwell and Pack was $330. Mr. Rawlings placed the value at $200.

Daniel Mallerson of the Model rooms, who is also a candy man, had "dickered" with Easley to buy the place, the latter at first asking $1,500, but coming down to between $1,200 and $1,300, according to Mallerson's testimony, and the only reason he did not buy it was because he could not get the money at the bank, the witness testified.

Clarence Benters, the negro dishwasher at the Cozy Corner, denied having any knowledge of any collusion between a man named "Drummond" and Easley.

Attorney Carroll closed the preliminary hearing by making a brief statement outlining the portent of the testimony and asking that the defendant be bound over to the district court. Judge Martin immediately gave his decision accordingly, and the bond was placed at $1,500, which was arranged.

The special attorney of the state, Mr. Carroll, stated that he was here at the request of the state fire marshal, owing to the extreme situation and peculiar character of the case, but not because of any deficiency on the part of the local officers or deputy county attorney.

Immediately after the conclusion of the hearing, the deputy fire marshal issued a statement. "I not only believe that the local attorney, the men of the fire department, and the local police did their entire and full duty in this case, but I am pleased to note that each and all of them showed exceptional efficiency."

The defendant was represented by the law firm of Atkinson and Pringle of this city. Elsie Campbell, chief clerk of the state fire marshal's office at Topeka, made the stenographic record of the testimony.

The cross questioning for the defense was by Attorney Tom Pringle.



George W. Jones, the well known local tailor, has been appointed by the Santa Fe as the official representative of the company to take the measurements of road employees at this point for uniforms. Mr. Jones is getting a nice run of work in the uniform line, having recently taken orders for uniforms for the local police force. He is an experienced and capable tailor.



RECAP: Second Precinct, First Ward: 608 North A cannot be used this year.

Second Precinct, Third Ward: Dr. Clark residence, located on West Madison Avenue, cannot be used this year.

There are now two voting precincts in each of the four wards of the city and at the coming primary, it is possible that the others, aside from the two named above, will all be in the same old places. However, it is probable that the second precinct in the Big Four will be in the rotunda in Wilson park instead of in a residence in the 600 block of North First street.



County Clerk Harriet C. Vorhis, announced the following.

Registrar of Deeds: RepublicanAnnette Webb, Paul Miller;

DemocratElvia E. Linn.

Probate Judge: RepublicanW. T. Ham, Frank V. Brown, J. W. White.

DemocratL. P. King.

Treasurer: RepublicanJ. M. Henderson.

DemocratWilliam H. Elrod.

County Clerk: RepublicanHarriet C. Vorhis.

DemocratCaroline L. Drenner.

County attorney: RepublicanHarry V. Howard, C. H. Quier.

DemocratH. S. Hines.

Sheriff: RepublicanC. N. Goldsmith.

DemocratJames S. Day.

District clerk: RepublicanAnna L. Tonkinson.

County superintendent: RepublicanJulia B. King, W. G. Lee.

DemocratNana Lou Sweeney.

IndependentCarrie Carlisle.

Coroner: RepublicanH. W. Marsh.

DemocratA. E. Morris.

Rep. 51st district: RepublicanJ. A. McDermott.

DemocratL. P. Ravenscroft.

Rep. 50th district: Repub.Harry P. Holman, Robert Murray.

Dem.L. C. Brown, U. S. Alexander.

Commissioner, 1st dist.: Rep.J. H. Crotsley.

DemocratP. L. Alderson.

Justice of the Peace, Arkansas City:

RepublicanR. F. Fitzpatrick, A. F. Reynolds, and J. W. Martin.

IndependentC. W. Sanderson.

Constables, Arkansas City: DemocratsW. J. Gray; Robt. Callahan.



Parman & Powell, undertakers, have taken over the Smith-Grant funeral home, located on West Fifth Avenue, and will soon move their business from the 200 block on North Summit Street to that location. Before the move is made, however, the place on West Fifth Avenue, in the I. O. O. F. Building, which has been leased by Parman & Powell, will be re- fitted, re-furnished, and finished in the latest fashion for a funeral home. When com-pleted, it will be one of the most modern funeral homes in the state and will be stocked with high class goods in this line, the proprietors state. The reason for the move is because the present location is too small to accommodate the growing business of the firm.

The rooms on Fifth Avenue are now undergoing repairs and the move will be made in the near future, it was announced this afternoon.

C. D. Grant has leased the Van Secord residence at 112 North A street, and intends in the near future to put in an up-to-date residence funeral home there, it was reported today.



[NOTE: ARTICLE PRIOR TO THIS WAS ABOUT LEASE CONTEST, DUNKARD MILL...Scott-Willard Oil Company of Wichita; Emerald Oil Co., and Marland Refining Co.]

Two of the Trees Brothers, who are drilling contractors, were in the city today making arrangements with the Kanotex Refining Co. to furnish them with crude oil for fuel purposes, in their drilling operations which they are getting ready to open up at Esch's Spur, south of Dexter. They have got a block of leases, according to reports, and are geting ready to drill a test well close to the Esch spur, which is a piece of a switch on the Missouri Pacific railroad about five miles south of Dexter. It is announced the test will be drilled at least 3,000 feet, and if oil is secured here, it will open up a new field in eastern Cowley.


FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922

The Moore refinery is the biggest industry in Arkansas City, next to the Santa Fe, and it is the second largest refinery in the state. The reopening of this gigantic plant is not only the largest work going on in Arkansas City today, but it is the center of interest also.

Comparatively few people of our city ever were inside the plant; therefore, they do not realize the magnitude of the institution. It consists of three main batteries of stills, two batteries of high pressure stills. These are being removed to make room for new construction, and two auxiliary batteries. In addition, it has a complete wax plant and also a lubricating plant, where lubricating oils of all kinds are produced. It also has a complete machine shop, carpenter shop, tank car repair department, boiler shop, electric shop, storehouse, laboratory, and two office buildings. When running to its present capacity, it will require o er 200 men to operate the plant and the men used on construction will greatly augment this number. There will be fully 1,000 people dependent on the refinery when running to capacity; the payroll will exceed $1,000 a day, nearly all of which will go into the cash registers of Arkansas City.

The plant is of such gigantic proportions that it will start slowly. No great industry can be started in a day. Today part of battery one is running. This battery, which consists of the steam stills, can be utilized as a complete refinery, and this is what has been done with it.

A large force is engaged in cleaning the big condensor pans and stills on battery three. Ordinarily this is the first battery through which the crude passes. Battery two consists of the intermediate stills, and batter one is for re-runing high gravity stock.

Another force is busily engaged in preparing the treating plant where the water is treated for the ten big boilers that supply steam for the plant.

Another force is starting the wells that supply the immense amount of water the plant must have.

Several gangs of pipe fitters and electtricians are busy. The machine shop also is a scene of special activity.

Superintendent Wilkins and other high officials are busy superintending the starting of the plant. They have demonstrated that they thoroughly understand the business.

The men employed so far are nearly all the old Mid-Co crew, but many new men will have to be admitted to form a complete crew as many of the old crew went away and will not return.

Among the leaders of the old crew who punched the refinery clock regularly are Hanley, Taylor, Ray Norton, Kendrick, Brrown, Stanley, Mayberry, Baker, Rector, and Crystelier, Curtis, and others.

Some of those who will be missed are "Big Jim," Palan Henderson, Shivers, McCune, Riley, Tennant, Ash, Certes, and Hiatt.

Two stills are going on battery one. Another one will be started this afternoon. Two main boilers are in operation. A carload of supplies arrived this morning.


FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922

About one hundred people participated in the druggists' picnic given in Island Park, Winfield, last evening under the auspices of the Cowley County Druggists' Association.

All the drug stores of this city, seven in number, were represented with one exception. Those attending from Arkansas City were Ethel E. Duvall, Miss Mona Duvall, Mrs. Leona Trask, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Dye, Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Harris, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Fox, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lightstone, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Harris, Kenneth Harris, Miss Madeline Loop, Walter Fesler, Miss Lucille Gillette, Herman Bricker, Otto Harrison, Albert Harrold and W. L. Baldridge.


FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922

Between the hours of 11 o'clock last night and 6 this morning. C. N. Hunt's 1920 model Hudson speedster was stolen from the garage, where he had left it, and the thieves up to the present have made a clean get-away with it.

The garage where Mr. Hunt kept his car belongs to Joe Tighe, the oil man, who resides at 125 North C street, while Mr. Hunt's residence is at 119 North C street. The garage was open at the time, but the car was locked.

It is though the car was rolled up an incline from the garage, which would require the aid of two or three men, then it could have easily been rolled downhill to the Santa Fe tracks. For this reason, it is believed two or three parties are implicated in the theft.

The car originally cost Mr. Hunt $2,800, and it was insured by Claude Vaughan of the Hess Real Estate company for $1,400. It also was under the protection of the A. A. T. A.

The theft was reported to the police and the local officers are taking all steps possible to locate the car.

It was reported by the police this afternoon that there had been a clue of the whereabouts of the Hudson found. The car was traced out of the city to the east, on Chestnut avenue, and then it is thought it came back into town and went south, on the Summit Street road. Late today the auto had not been located.



Winfield, Kan., June 24.The new construction at the east end of the bridge on West Ninth is almost completed. The several concrete spans which, when poured, will finish the wooden trestle, sixty feet in length, were finished a few days ago. Forms are being placed for the hand rails, which when poured, will finish the work. New week will probably finish the entire job. It will require two or three weeks, however, for the concrete to season enough to let the bridge be opened for traffic.





Frank V. Brown has lived in Cowley County thirty-nine years, growing to manhood in East Bolton township. He is a graduate of the Winfield high school and also attended Southwestern College for several years. He taught school in Cowley County 14 years, and was clerk of the county for four years. During the war he was clerk of the selective service board. He is a brother of Mrs. E. C. Bossi of East Bolton.



J. E. Drennen, Santa Fe engineer, has a very unusual tree on his residence premises, 403 South C street. He claims it to be the champion shade tree of the town. It is a male Mulberry and has wonderful spreading branches. The distance from tips of the branches that extend the farthest in opposite direction is 85 feet while across the other way the distance is 55 feet. It not only shades the entire rear part of the lot; but from a little after noon until sunset, completely shades the house. The premises are also well shaded by large trees from the front. The painters have just finished painting the house, and they say that they did not have to work in the sun to exceed one hour per day. Mr. Drennen has owned the place for 20 years and says the tree has been there about thirty years. It is not the largest tree in town at the butt, by any means, being 10-1/2 feet in diameter, but its spreading branches make it a most wonderful and beautiful tree.

Mr. Drennen states that it is a very hardy tree, and its appearance speaks for itself in that line. He thinks that the male of the species makes a very desirable shade tree and that its cultivation should be encouraged.



The case of Virgil LaSarge, arrested June 11 on a charge of having whiskey in his car, came up in the city court at 5 o'clock last evening. The whiskey had been analyzed by a local chemist for alcohol, and it showed a little better than 50 percent alcohol.

Attorney Tom Pringle, of the firm of Atkinson & Pringle, appeared for the defendant.

LaSarge denies having any knowledge of the whiskey in his car. He had picked up the McElhinney boys and was riding with them, up and down the street to sober them up, he testified. The boys were drunk and creating some disturbance, when they were placed under arrest on that charge. The McElhinney boys forfeited their bonds, while the LaSarge case was continued.

Upon the evidence offered, Judge Harry S. Brown assessed a fine of $100.00 against LaSarge and sentenced him to 30 days in the city jail. Attorney Pringle asked until morning to get an appeal bond for the defendant.


SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1922.

The band will meet at the band room Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for the purpose of going to Athletic park to practice with the American Legion and the local battery on some special drill work.

Arrangements have been made for the band to be uniformed in regular military uniforms. These uniforms will be issued at the American Legion headquarters. This will be appropriate to the military character of the celebration, and it is desired that each member obtain a uniform.


SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1922.

The partnership of Stacy and Dorrance of the Motor Inn is dissolved, Mr. Dorrance buying out the business. The Motor Inn will continue doing business, giving the same high class work upon which we have built our business.J. W. Stacy, C. O. Dorrance, owner.


SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1922.

The Schwartz Electric company has bought out the Apex Electric company and has moved the stock from 110 South Summit Street to the Schwartz location at 302 South Summit Street. P. E. Hackett, formerly manager for the Apex company, will continue in this capacity with the Schwartz Electric company.