[From Wednesday, June 10, 1885, through August 19, 1885.]




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 10, 1885.


The Democrat is quite brash in its remarks upon "the Indian ring" in the Territory. The officials and employees who now administer the affairs of our red brethren with such commendable efficiency, we are told, will have "to step down and out," that new men may be put in their places. This is in pursuance of the spoils system now holding high carnival in Washington. But our neighbor does not put it that way. He attempts to disguise the greedy and disorganizing raid under the sweeping charges of theft and incompetency in the present officials. "The Indian schools at the different agencies will be thoroughly overhauled," we are assured, "and the ring will be investigated so that those who have been stealing from poor Lo and the government will be known." Then will follow a Democratic millennium among the red men. "The figureheads at the agencies" being retired to private life, devoted and pure- minded patriots will take their place, who will make the life of the guileless aborigine a primrose path of dalliance.

We are further informed that through Mr. Oberly, the newly appointed inspector of Indian schools, who lately aired his vulgarity, his self importance, and his dense ignorance in our midst, this benign change is to be brought about. From this man's intervention and recommendations a red hot reform may be looked for. His unfitness for his position is a libel upon common sense. Being chairman of the state Democratic central committee of Illinois, and editor of a sheet among the most vociferous in its yelpings for the spoiler, his services had to be rewarded with a place, and the position he now holds was accorded as the first that came readily to hand. His fitness for the delicate and important duties of the office were never once considered. He took it as a hungry canine would seize a bone thrown down to it. He admitted, in his confidential moments here, that he had no liking for the office, but he was willing to hold it till something better turned up. School inspector Oberly never saw an Indian until he made his recent visit to the territory, and until notified of his appointment as inspector of Indian schools had no knowledge there was any such office.

Shade of Haworth, what a commentary on Democratic reform! The Republican "rascal" who formerly held that position, and was saved the humiliation of dismissal by the sudden intervention of death, almost sanctified the office by his unselfish devotion to the red race, by his profound statesmanship, and a far seeing sagacity which prompted a belief in inspiration.

This brand new inspector made an official round of the agencies, visiting the schools and not having the wit to hold his tongue that he might conceal his ignorance. We are not at liberty to repeat all the asininities he betrayed, the crude and frivolous remarks he made, or the puerile and preposterous suggestions he offered for practical adoption. Being a man tricked out in brief authority his fool suggestions provoked no ripple of derisive laughter; but we can understand what kind of reform is to be inaugurated when this man and others like him have had time and scope to undo all that has been done, and replace our present faithful officials and employees with others as ignorant as themselves, and just as clamorous for the loaves and fishes. All this was to be expected as a matter of course; but what is to be thought of the discretion of our democratic cotem. in glorying in this national vandalism?

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 10, 1885.


Senator Vest, of Missouri, in conversation with a Kansas City reporter, has been speculating on the future of the Indian territory. "The first step toward opening the unoccupied lands in the Territory," he says, "is to wipe out the last vestige of the Indian title. This can only be done by purchase. There is no question in my mind that the position assumed by the government in the matter is the correct one. The treaties upon which the Indians claim the right to exclude whites, provide that the lands shall be set apart for certain tribes of Indians and freedmen. They certainly had the right to sell the lands on this condition, and without purchasing from them this privilege of excluding settlers, the government cannot in good faith open up the lands."

This matter is now being generally discussed, and we may look to see it occupy a good share of the attention of Congress in its next session. Some adequate provision will need to be made for the red race, and suggestions are rife as to the disposition that shall be adopted. Some propose that the territory be retained as the permanent home of the aborigines, that all the tribes now scattered through the northwest be concentrated within its limits, and that it be kept apart as an Indian nation. Under such an arrangement it would be organized as a territory of the United States, with executive officers and a judiciary appointed by the president, and a legislative assembly and local officers elected by the inhabitants from their own number. Progress would be slow with that lethargic race, but we can give them all the time they ask to develop and attain the measure of their usefulness. The present Indian schools show the children to be docile, willing to learn, desirous to speak English, and apt in various branches of industry. We have the testimony of the farmer at the Chilocco school that the boys detailed to work under his instruction show no disposition to indolence, and they take to the care of stock as a native pursuit. We have on a previous occasion made mention of the talk of Gen. Sherman to the lawmakers assembled in general council in Okmulgee in which he urged upon them the necessity of their putting the land to good use as they were jealously watched by the American people. A Chickasaw delegate discussed this matter with the present writer, while smoking a social pipe in the evening. Said he: "You white people are brought up to work ten hours a day, and I suppose that amount of labor is necessary to supply all your many wants. But we are contented with less; our habits are simpler. Our cattle and ponies grow and increase on these prairies, and while we sleep they fatten. What need have we to work as your farmers do, when nature has put in our hands an easier means of living?" This is sound philosophy although proceeding from an untaught red man. No people work for the fun of the thing, and where nature is most benignant, her favored children are most devoted to indolence.

Others have a readier method of solving the Indian problem. Their plan is to have the land allotted in severalty, giving every Indian in the Territoryman, woman, and child160 acres, and rendered inalienable for a term of years. The surplus they would then have the government sell to the white settler as trustee for the Indians, the proceeds of the sale to be devoted to the support of schools, the erection of saw mills, and the purchase of farm implements, wagons, and seed.

Both methods would be largely experimental, and objection can be urged to both. The object of our present statesmanship is to bring the Indian tribes out of barbarism and teach them to be self-supporting. Whether their energies could be stimulated if left as a people by themselves, without the contact of the paleface, is open to doubt. On the other hand, is history likely to repeat itself, and violence be engendered by the two races being placed side by side? But these are merely abstract questions, as the force of circumstances will assert itself, and the red man be affected by such moral and material agencies as mold the destiny of all nations.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 10, 1885.


At the recent election on the Kansas City and Southwestern bonds, Burden cast an almost unanimous vote against them: 325 to 17. Today the vote will be on D. M. & A. bonds, and the Burden Eye tells us the banks of that place are against both propositions. Being situated in the eastern part of the county, we can understand why it should oppose the proposition just voted on; but the road last named it is directly interested in, as it will give the people direct communication and deliver it from the present slow-coach facilities. The Eye professes to give the true cause of this hostility. Banks and money loaners "know that it means an end to all loans of 24 percent;" it tells us, "and they frantically urge the farmers to vote against this proposition so that they can continue to grow rich at the expense of them asses." (Perhaps "the masses" is the correct rendering.) In this age and where the question of taxation is involved, the property owning class is supposed to be alive to its own interest. This issue of our paper will have no influence on the vote in Burden, but it is a demonstrated fact that the community deprived of railroad facilities is at a serious disadvantage, as it lacks the stimulus of the great motor of the age, and is confined to the commercial and industrial methods of our forefathers. This fact the people of Kansas are supposed to have learned by heart, and if the Burden voters are not duly impressed with its importance, it is to be regretted as their own misfortune.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 10, 1885.


The spring round-ups in eastern Montana, now about over, point to the largest calf crop ever known in that part of the territory. In some localities the increase is 75 percent, and some others even above that figure. Late rains have caused a fine condition. Never before in the history of the herds of the northwest have there been such promising results as at the present time.

Mr. Evans, one of the Pool Cattle company, is moving 2,000 head of cattle from his ranch in the south part of Sedgwick County to Montana. The cattle will be carried at Dodge City and shipped to Cheyenne by rail.

The Texas Stock Journal says: "The Texas horse market was very dull the past week, there being no wholesale market to speak of, while the retail market was quiet with demand moderate and for cheap stock. The prospect ahead is by no means flattering."

The Caldwell Journal says there is quite a difference between grass trails and paper trails, which provokes the Texas Live Stock Journal to retort: "True enough, but Texas has no absolute need of either to Caldwell."

Muskogee Journal (Indian Territory): "Maj. C. C. Rainwater, of St. Louis, was in town last week. Mr. Rainwater is interested in a cattle ranch on the Otto [DO THEY MEAN OTOE???] reservation, and has just purchased 4,800 ones, and 1,200 twos at $10 and $14 in Texas for that range. He is looking out for more cattle."

The Kansas City Indicator in the following death sentence devotes the scrub to painless extinction. "The scrub is doomed. His fate is sealed. The verdict has been returned and judgment pronounced. He ought never to have been, but now that he exists, the problem is to eliminate him as soon as possible. Thoroughbred blood in the hands of farmers and ranchmen must be the exterminator. It is only a question of time, and the exceeding cheapness of thoroughbred cattle this year has materially shortened that time. Every stockman should take pride in giving the death blow to this relict of a by-gone age. The scrub must go."

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 10, 1885.


The Walla Walla papers say there will be a big crop of wheat harvested in that section, larger than for many years past.

The Burden Eagle says Corn planted within the past week where the floods ruined the first planting is doing well, and will make a good crop.

Industrialist: The Farm sold its wheat crop, some 240 bushels, on Tuesday, receiving ninety-five cents per bushel for the same. This is rather better than the forty-five cents we were promised, or rather threatened, last fall.

Udall Sentinel: Mrs. Staltner, living in Udall, met with a very painful accident one day last week. She is subject to epileptic fits and had just nursed her babe and laid it down; when turning, she fell in a fit upon a hot stove, falling upon her left breast, which was exposed. She remained in that terrible position for some moments, when she was rescued by a neighbor. Her breast was burned very badly, as was also one of her hands. At if this were not affliction enough, they now mourn the loss of their babe, which died Wednesday morning of membranous croup.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 10, 1885.

"Tote Your Own Skillet."

The above phrase that is being so often quoted by speakers and writers is not of modern date, but is said to have originated in the early settling up of this country, when accordingly there was war and bloodshed between the Indians and "pale faces" (as they called the whites). During one of these skirmishes the Indians captured a white man and started on a forced march. They had some skillets, and putting them in a sack concluded to make a pack- horse of their prisonerforce him to tote them. Their pathway led through a rough rock wilderness. When stopping at a secluded spot for the night, the unfortunate prisoner, who had struggled through the long hours of the day with his heavy burden upon his shoulder, with his bare feet bleeding, cut by the rough stones, approached the chief. Looking him full in the face, he exclaimed: "I have toted your skillets today, but after this every man must tote his own skillet." Butler (Georgia) Herald.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

The vote on the jail bonds, last week, was 1767 against, to 455 for, a negative majority of 1,312.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

The Sunday School social, to be given in the Parker schoolhouse this evening, will be a pleasant affair, and the object to be accomplished by the festivity recommends it to the good will of all.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

G. W. Cunningham keeps ahead of all rivals in the buggy trade, and, by the announce- ment he makes in our columns today, the inference is plain that he intends to retain the lead. Enterprise will tell.

BIG AD. We don't propose that any one shall make MONEY -IN THE- IMPLEMENT -OR- BUGGY trade as long as we are in the business, and "don't you forget it."


Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

J. A. Wickline, of East Bolton, made us a pleasant call last week, and put himself on a solid basis on the TRAVELER books. The gentleman says that the outlook for wheat and oats is pretty fair in his neighborhood but corn is quite backward.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

The latest addition to our exchange list is the Register, published in Wellsford, Edwards County, E. R. Trask, editor and proprietor. It is to be non-partisan in politics, undenominational in religion, and innocent of the sin of personality. A paper so discreetly managed ought to provoke no enemies.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Mr. George A. Eddy, an old resident of Leavenworth, came in on the Saturday train, and stayed over Sunday with his brother, E. D. Eddy. This gentleman, like all other visitors who have watched the growth of Arkansas City, expressed the utmost astonishment at the rapid progress it is now making.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Mr. Stacy Matlack has placed us under lasting obligations by presenting us with a fine pair of nickel plated scissors of the Terry manufacture, which for style and finish have no equal. Our readers may now expect a brilliant supply of editorial matter, for with the aid of this new implement, the work of producing such articles will be greatly lessened.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

The Woman Suffrage society of Arkansas City will meet at the residence of Frank J. Hess, Wednesday, June 10th, at 7:30 o'clock. The exercises will consist of recitations, music, both vocal and instrumental, and a debate, the principal speakers being Judge Pyburn and Rev. J. O. Campbell. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

We learn from Mr. Grady that the vote on the bonds for the Kansas City and Southwestern Kansas railway has given quite an impetus to the building industry of the city. A community that has confidence in the future and shows enterprise enough to pay for extending its field of operations naturally inspires confidence, and people with money are willing to contribute towards its growth and improvement.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Mr. Burroughs, of Chicago, who has been staying in this city the past few weeks with the view to investments, has lately purchased two lots on South Summit street, on which he will erect two-story brick business buildings, the upper rooms to be used for sleeping apartments. Mr. Burroughs represents considerable capital in Chicago, and is watching the progress of events with the view to making further investments.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Dr. Chapel is building a commodious store with upper rooms on North Summit street, in which he intends to open an office. The doctor's specialty is gynecology (or treatment of female diseases), which he successfully practiced for fifteen years before coming to this city. He is a graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College, of New York, and is ranked among the competent in the medical profession.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

A recent order from the Indian office to the agents at the lower agencies, instructs them to withhold pay for hauling freight from any Indian, who at the same time brings any pupil away from the Chilocco school. Dr. Minthorn on several occasions has had trouble with Indian parents, who have demanded their children, and attempted to carry their point by producing weapons in menace; this appeal to the pockets of such offenders will be apt to make them more circumspect.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

We regret to announce the death of Mr. Samuel Danks, father of the Danks Bros., of this city. The deceased died in his home on College Hill, a suburb of Cincinnati, on Wednesday, the 3rd inst., after a brief illness, at the age of 67 years, and the announcement of his death brought a painful surprise to his sons. John H. Banks immediately started for home to be present at the funeral, which took place on Friday. The foundry was closed several days in token of respect.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Ponca Agency has been well represented in town the past week. First Joe Sherburne, the trader, put in an appearance with his wife and child, who tarried some time with their friends in the eastern part of town. Then Kendall F. Smith came up, his wife and family being here and already occupying their new house. And on Saturday Dr. Quimby and Irving French came in, who spent Sunday in our midst and returned home the next day. All have more or less to say about impending changes in the agency people, and suggest to the minds of their friends that interesting period when the swallows homeward fly.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

The Winfield Courier is still exercised over the amount of business done by our drug stores. It again produces a long array of figures to show how much more sickness prevails in this city than at the county seat, and how unfailing the sufferers are in their resort to stimulants. Perhaps if the editor extended his comparative showing to all other branches of business, the preponderance of figures would still be on the side of Arkansas City. A specie of jealousy seems to pervade our neighbor's caviling, and the more persistent he is in his strictures, the more jealous his readers will suppose he feels. Isn't there a saying somewhere about a fortune being in store for the man who attends to his own business?

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Sunday School Festival.

A Sunday School festival will be given in the Parker Schoolhouse (two miles east of town) this (Wednesday) evening to raise funds to procure a library for the use of the scholars. Supper with ice cream will be provided, and music and singing will be given. A pleasant time will be enjoyed and all are invited.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

F. C. Newman, of Osage City, is in the city visiting his brother.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Peaches were selling on the streets yesterday, but they were not of home growth.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Parsons, of this city, on Sunday, May 24th, a daughter.

The doctors of Arkansas City challenge the lawyers and land agents of the city to a game of base ball Friday afternoon.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

A. A. Newman & Co., advertise a fine line of shirts, collars, and cuffs, which they make a specialty, and are of choice make and quality.


For Sale by A. A. NEWMAN & CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, CLOTHING, Men's Furnishing Goods, Boots, Shoes, Notions, Carpets, Etc. Commercial Block, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

A married woman named White, living in Winfield, was brutally beaten by her husband on Monday night, until her life is despaired of.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

An offer of $1,000 is made to any chemist finding arsenic or other mineral poison in Smith's Chill and Fever Tonic. Four bits per bottle. For sale by E. D. Eddy.

Many persons who do not perform manual labor suffer from want of appetite, vertigo, dizziness, and many other symptoms of dyspepsia. Take Smith's Bile Beans for relief. Two bits per bottle. For sale by E. D. Eddy.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

W. A. Benberger, of Plymouth, Indiana, is visiting his old friend, W. J. Woods. We are glad to learn the gentleman has decided to make his future home in the Canal City.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Capt. Thompson returned on Saturday from a visit to Topeka. The result of his trip will be handsome uniforms for his mounted company of Arkansas City Guards.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

All owners of dogs will take notice that the dog tax is due and all dogs found in the city limits on and after July 1st, upon which the tax has not been paid, are liable to be killed by the marshal.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

John L. Howard is back from the excursion, having placed the merry party he took with him where they will find most enjoyment. He made arrangements while east for return excursionists, whose coming here will be beneficial in several ways.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

It seems that the northern Cheyenne Indians on the Rosebud Reservation in Montana are not being properly fed. At least that is the complaint made by the stockmen whose heads of cattle are made to suffer by the shortage of food on the reservation and the consequent depredations of the red man. Uncle Sam has been requested to investigate the matter.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

In Wellington, last week, a Mrs. King set a bucket of scalding water, and cautioned the children in the room against going near it. But during play, a neighbor's child pushed her oldest child, a girl aged five years, into the water, and she received such injuries that she died in a few hours.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

The west bridge across the Arkansas, from which two spans were washed away during the late rain storm, has been repaired, and on Monday was reopened to traffic. The cost of the repairs was $750, the city council appropriating $60 towards this amount, the remainder being raised by subscription among our businessmen.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

While the council was busy working on ordinances on Monday evening, there being a bare quorum in town, the owner of a sick horse insisted on Capt. Thompson giving immediate treatment to the equine, and at this man's insistence, the city father begged to be excused. This broke up the business and the council adjourned. The worst part of the business is the animal died through the night.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Some fun was produced in the council chamber on Monday evening, at the reading of the Democrat bill by the clerk; the item of $78.30 for printing the mayor's election proclamation, being thought a refreshing instance of modesty. Bro. McIntire evidently supposes the collection of the occupation tax will fill the city treasury, and he is willing to do his share towards removing temptation from the path of its custodians.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Fred Patty, an employee at the depot, was thrown from his horse on Monday while riding to Geuda, and sustained a fracture of both bones of the leg between the knee and ankle. He was taken to the nearest farm house, three miles this side of Geuda, where the broken limb was set and every attention paid him. We hope the unfortunate man will soon be about again.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

T. S. Morehead started from St. Louis yesterday with the steamboat designed for navigation on the Arkansas River. The vessel is of light draft, drawing but twelve inches, 75 feet long with 16 feet length of beam, and cost $6,000. She is named the "Kansas Millers." Several steel barges, which she is designed to propel, accompany the vessel as towage. If the navigation of the river shall prove a success, as its projectors feel confident, the problem of cheap freight is solved.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

The National encampment of the G. A. R., will be held at Portland, Maine, the 24th inst., and there is no doubt that this gathering of veterans will afford considerable business for the roads leading thither. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Co., offer low rates and reasonable time for a visit to the seacoast and a pleasant holiday stay on arriving there, and many of our citizens will, no doubt, avail themselves of the opportunity.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

The election last week on the proposition to issue $20,000 of county bonds to build a jail was not an eminent success. It did not come squarely before the people, and when they were required to express their will at the polls on the question of taxing themselves for the erection of public buildings, the larger portion of the voters stayed away, while the majority of those who voted cast their ballots against it. So large a sum of money to house a few evil doers was considered excessive, and the present accommodations will have to do awhile longer.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

In the report of the police magistrate to the city council, the fine of $12 imposed upon R. E. Grubbs for violation of a city ordinance was reported as unpaid. This fine was remitted by the council on Monday evening. It will be remembered that Mr. Grubbs erected a soda- water stand on Fifth Avenue, near Mr. J. Matlack's dry goods store, having first obtained permission of the city council to occupy the site. On complaint of the above named merchant, the stand was ordered to be removed as an obstruction to the streets and sidewalks. The proceedings instituted against Mr. Grubbs were regarded as harsh and inequitable, and the fine was remitted as above stated.

[Note: We do not have earlier story re Grubbs.]

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.


Injuries Inflicted on Our Merchants by Bad Roads and Broken Bridges.

We want a law of the Legislature passed, requiring county commissioners to build necessary bridges and keep them in repair, and also to maintain the roads in proper condition for the passage of teams. As the case now stands, there is a dead lock in keeping the approaches to Arkansas City open. Two spans of the west bridge crossing the Arkansas were swept away during the freshet, shutting off that avenue to the outlying country. On that road leading to the territory, over which there is constant and heavy traffic, a quagmire is encountered, through which teams flounder and in which loaded wagons bog, and from which no amount of lashing or profanity will extricate them.

Our city officials say that after heavy rains and at the opening of spring, when the frost leaves the ground, every approach to the city is well nigh impassable, and the loss to our merchants (because of this impediment to travel) foots up to many thousands of dollars during the year.

The repair of roads and bridges lying outside the city limits, over which general traffic passes, lies with the county; and the county commissioners, who, from any feeling of jealousy or other selfish cause, neglect to perform this important duty, are false to the trust reposed to them by the people, and this neglect becomes oppressive and unjust.

Persons who suffer by bad roads and broken bridges appeal to our city council for redress of their grievances. They set forth the injury they sustain, and estimate the amount of money necessary to remove the evil. Our city fathers are fully conscious of the fact that the city suffers equally with these individual petitioners, in having the highways impeded, but they have no authority to devote the city funds to any such use, and hence they are powerless to act. We mentioned in our report of the council proceedings last week the application of a resident of Bolton Township (Isaac Adams), for the use of four wagons and teams for five days, to aid him in draining and filling up that breeding place of malaria, the slough on this side of the south bridge crossing the Arkansas. He said he had timber in his possession belonging to the township which he could use in building a flume, but teams were required to procure brush, and haul earth to fill up the festering hole. The sum of $50 would pay for the work needed, but there was no authority vested in that body to vote the money. As an expedient the street commissioner was instructed to visit the merchants and raise the necessary amount of road tax from them, it being supposed they would countenance the irregularity as the object in view was the furtherance of their own interest. This loose-jointed way of whipping the devil around the stump is forced upon our citizens because of the refusal of the county commissioners to perform their duty, and this is why we say a state law should be passed requiring such bodies to keep bridges and roads in repair, and then if they neglect them, thee is a chance to get after them with a mandamus.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

The Sunday Ordinance.

The enforcement of Sunday laws has created trouble on many occasions, and the correct line seems not yet to have been reached. A Sunday ordinance was passed by the city council, and published in our last issue, which closes all business houses on the first day of the week, "except such as are exempted from the operation of the Sunday laws of the state of Kansas." This is somewhat blind and certain dealers in confectionery, ice cream, and cigars, supposing they were exempted, opened their places of business last Sunday as usual. The next day Messrs. Pentecost & Van Sickle, O. P. Lang, and C. A. Burnett were arrested and held by Judge Bryant for examination. The matter was brought up in the council on Monday evening, and the sentiment of that body was clearly against the enforcement of such an ordinance. It was argued that a restaurant keeper could dispense ice cream to his guests with impunity, while the man who depended largely for his living upon the sale of the commodity was deprived of his best day. A motion to repeal this ordinance was offered, but on the suggestion from the mayor that it required an ordinance to repeal an ordinance, a resolution was adopted to instruct the police magistrate to stay proceedings in these cases.

[Note: Unable to type up ordinance referred to as previous issue of TRAVELER was missing from microfilm.]

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

A Brakeman's Carelessness.

We mentioned in last week's issue the painful accident that happened to Mrs. Ed. Grady, while riding on the Santa Fe road, near Mulvane. A rear car was uncoupled by the brakeman, who neglected to detach the bell-rope, and when the train started up the rope snapped, the end recoiling violently, and striking Mrs. Grady just beneath the eye. The wound was a painful one, and the doctor who is attending the sufferer is of the opinion that the eye socket has sustained a fracture. The lady is being treated at Wichita. Hope is entertained that the sight of the injured eye will be retained, although there is liability of permanent injury resulting from present inflammation. We trust that such a calamity may be averted.

[Do not have previous story.]

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

A Paper Printed by Indians.

Eadle Keatah sah, [NOT SURE OF NAME...ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO READ THE INDIAN WORDS] or Morning Star, is an eight (10 x 14) page paper, published at the Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The type is set and press-work done entirely by Indian boys. The paper is issued monthly, and not only gives some little account of the school and its progress, but furnishes information upon the whole Indian question. Persons interested will try sending their subscription, and in carrying forward a useful trade for the pupils of the school. Terms fifty cents a year in advance. Address, MORNING STAR, Carlisle, Pa.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Cheney Journal: "A runaway couple from St. Louis landed in Cheney last Wednesday. They had been but recently married and here found themselves without money or work. The young lady was evidently a well bred and cultured girl, now brought to her first real trouble in life. They were objects of general sympathy. We believe they secured work at a farmer's near town.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Excursion Rates.

The A. T. & S. F. R. R. Co., will issue excursion tickets from Arkansas City to Portland, Maine, and return for $44.15. Sale commences June 18th, closes June 21st. Tickets good going six days and to return 30 days from date. Holders of tickets entitled to stop off at any point on return route within line of ticket. The only "far east" excursion of the season.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Christian Services.

Rev. J. P. Witt will preach at the Baldwin Schoolhouse five miles east of this city on Sunday next at half after three o'clock p.m. All are cordially invited to attend.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Council Meeting.

The City Council met in adjourned meeting on Monday evening, the mayor and Councilmen Thompson, Dean, Dunn, Hight, and Bailey present.

The following bills were acted on: Mitts & Jones, desk for council chamber, $20, allowed; W. J. Gray, boarding prisoner, $13.25, allowed; Peter Pearson, chairs and table for council chamber, $17.75, allowed; Democrat office, printing mayor's proclamation and ordinances, $83.20, referred; Kimmel & Moore, $1.10, allowed; C. Bundrem, tallow for water works, $2.40, allowed; Wichita Eagle, Spalding's Treatise and blanks for police judge and justice of the peace, $13.25, allowed; A. H. Dodd, one cord of rock for sample of curb, $3.25, allowed; D. L. Means, supplies for water works, $4.10, referred; A. V. Alexander & Co., lumber for south bridge, $15.15, to be paid by Bolton Township; Ed. Grady, coal for water works, $17.75, referred; Geo. Ford, making table and repairing desk for justice's room, $8.50, allowed; County claimsupplies for pauper, $5.75, allowed; C. F. Steinburger, medicine for pauper, $27.25, allowed; county claimfor care of pauper, $3,75, allowed; county claimmedical treatment of pauper by Dr. Vawter, $59.75 [?], referred; state claimcase of Will. Blakeney, $16, allowed.

A petition from W. L. Crabbs and others was read, to open sidewalk, referred to streets and alleys committee.

Report of the police judge for May was read and approved.

A communication from Henry Asp, attorney to the Kansas City and Southwestern road, requesting that an order for the city subscription to the stock of the above road be issued. Read and placed on file.

Judge Kreamer presented himself and said he understood a collector of water rents was to be appointed. He would collect them for 5 percent.

Request of McLaughlin Bros., to remove a frame building beyond the fire limits, to make room for brick store, was granted.

The arrest of parties under Ordinance No. 10, for selling cigars and ice cream, was discussed, and the repeal of the ordinance recommended. A resolution was adopted ordering the police judge to stay proceedings in these cases.

Ordinance No. 13 was taken up for consideration and adopted, but during the reading of the third section by the clerk, Councilman Thompson asked leave to retire on an urgent professional call, which being granted, left the council without a quorum, and an adjournment was had till the following (Tuesday) evening.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Went to His Death.

A correspondent sends us the following touching account of a domestic bereavement.

"A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Tate Cheetam was drowned in the Arkansas River, in the Indian Territory, May 29th, aged one year and 9 months. Little Charlie was an unusually bright boy; his dimpled hands were ever busy and his little feet never at rest. His favorite play was `peekaboo," and on this sad morning, the last his parents saw of him, was at the window, as he waved his last good bye with his word `peek.' From there he went to the river; his mother expecting his face at the window again, let some little time elapse before she made search for her missing darling. He was tracked to the river brink where the distracted mother saw that beloved form for the last time come up from the dark waves. In agony of mind she and her husband plunged in, and were only prevented from drowning by an aged father. Neighbors searched for their darling baby, who stationed themselves along the river bank; but the body was not found till the following Monday, floating downstream nearly ten miles from home. Friends took charge of it and carried the little corpse back to its broken- hearted parents. Nine little ones have been given them to love and cherish, and it has been the will of God to remove six."

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

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Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.


How It is ConductedIts Uses and Objects Described.

A few days ago ye newspaper man took a pleasant ride to the Chilocco Indian School, to spend a day among the inmates of that pleasant retreat. A breezy drive of six miles along wheat fields coloring for the harvest, and corn recovering from the effects of a backward season, brought me to the entrance of the school reserve, and a drive westward of another mile over that ample domain brought us to the main building. A pleasant greeting from the superintendent, Dr. Minthorn, and an introduction to his estimable wife, gave assurance that our visit was welcome, and under the doctor's guidance, we proceeded to look over the place.

It may be known to the reader that the late Major Haworth, Indian school inspector, the most useful and efficient man who ever devoted his services to the cause of the red man, procured a grant of $25,000 and a section of land from Congress to found an Indian training school. The rapid spread of the white population impressed on that excellent man's mind the conviction that the two races could not much longer live apart. The hereditary hunting grounds of the red tribes are rapidly being turned into wheat fields and pasture land by the aggressive pale-face, and the march of events will very soon require of the Indian that he become self-supporting or depart to the happy spirit land, where, it is to be hoped, the surveyor's chain will no longer disturb his serenity. Mr. Haworth's idea in founding the school was to gather up the children of the various tribes in the territory, and educate them together, in order to efface from their minds all tribal differences and infuse a common-race sentiment. The education given them is scholastic and industrial. One half the day is spent in the school room, and the other half in the field or other necessary pursuits. In the Hampton and Carlisle schools, the Indian children are taught various handicrafts, some of which will be of no service to them when they return to their people. But at Chilocco the tasks assigned them are just such as will be useful to them in the primitive mode of life they are likely to pursue: raising grain and vegetables, milking, the care of stock, learning the use of tools, and domestic service. Major Haworth's plan also contemplated settling the graduates from the school on small farms of twenty or forty acres on the school reservation, where they can build homes of their own, marry, and bring up families. To this end he procured an executive order from President Arthur, issued July 12th, 1884, setting apart 13 additional sections of land, surrounding the original school section, for a school farm, making the entire area 8,960 acres.

Major Haworth selected the site on Chilocco creek, a rich piece of land adapted for all farm purposes, with a natural spring which supplies the inmates with an abundance of cool pure water. The building is of stone, two stories, basement and attic, with a frontage of 110 feet. It consists of a main building 50 feet deep, with north and south wings, and a western extension 87 feet long. It has dormitories for 300 children, but is deficient in dining room and accommodations for officers and employees. To build necessary offices, congress lately appropriated $5,000, which money is now being expended under the direction of Dr. Minthorn. A laundry was badly needed, and this is in course of erection, a commodious, substantial two-story frame house, with a water pipe connected with the spring, and a drying room on the second floor. The Indian commissioner allowed $3,000 out of the appropriation for this purpose, according discretion to Dr. Minthorn to invest the surplus, if any, in the purchase of wagons and teams. Enough remained to buy four teams, two wagons, and three sets of harness. With the remaining $2,000, the doctor is now erecting two hospitals (for male and female), a girls' workshop (for sewing), and a boys' workshop, where they may learn the use of tools. He has nine mechanics from this city engaged in the work, who board themselves and spend Sundays with their families. Barns and corn cribs are yet wanted, and a commodious shed for wagons and farm implements. Hog pens should be erected as a measure of economy to utilize the refuse from the kitchen and tables, and also a hennery to supply the employees with a few dainties. Their fare is plain enough.


After a brief stay in the office and an introduction to several employees whom we found there, we were conducted by Dr. Minthorn to the schoolroom presided over by Miss Emma De Knight. The apartment is supplied with a recitation room and storage for school books. It is well lighted and ventilated and tastefully finished. The blackboards which run the length of the two side walls are surmounted with florid designs, in crayon, by an Indian pupil, who shows a natural art gift. The American flag and tutelary eagle are well drawn, and a study of dogs is really meritorious. There were 30 scholars at their studies, who spend the forenoon at their books, and who would be replaced by thirty others in the afternoon, these having tasks of various kinds assigned them. To prevent confusion and miscellaneousness, a detail lasts three months. It would be interesting to devote some time to this lady's school, but the space at our command will not admit. Miss McIlwain and Miss Emma Pearson are the other school teachers; and it is but justice to say that all three are competent, devoted to their labor, and render efficient service.

The bell ringing for dinner, we were conducted to the refectory in the basement, where three parallel tables, ranged the length of the room, at which about 170 scholars were seated. Quiet was observed under the superintendence of Mr. Wind, an educated Indian, who in the capacity of butler, has charge of the dining room, the bakery, and the stores. The fare was plain but abundant, consisting of meat, vegetables, and bread, and was eaten with evident relish. The sanitary rules of this establishment may be fairly estimated when we mention that with 200 inmates (scholars and employees), there is not one on the sick list and there has not been a death since the present superintendent has been in charge.

After partaking dinner with the officers and employees, this writer was driven over the spacious grounds by Dr. Minthorn. A more charming spot could nowhere be selected, and the doctor expressed the belief that should the Indian country be organized into a territory, the capital would most probably be located in this neighborhood, as the geographical centre of the red man's nation. Driving south some two or three miles, we came across the herd, consisting of 287 cows (sixty of which are milked for the schools), and fifty calves, in care of Mr. Gregory, who has charge of the livestock and the fences, and also superintends the milking. The milking is done at 6 in the morning and 4:30 p.m. Twenty-five or thirty boys perform this duty, who drive the animals into an enclosure; from these one-third are cut off and turned into the calf pen, where they are set upon by their bleating progeny, three of four calves often surrounding one cow in their eagerness to get a meal. The remainder are milked without any use of violence, although it is found necessary sometimes to tie up an unbroken cow until she gets used to the duties required of her. Lassoing a refractory bovine is better than a picnic to these dusky dairymen. No butter is made on the farm; the milk all being served to the children.

Mr. Houston is the school farmer, a man who says but little, but whose work tells his worth. With the crude help of some of the larger boys, he has put in 160 acres of corn and 60 acres of oats, which are doing finely, besides 50 acres of sod corn and 30 acres of pumpkins. He has also sowed 100 acres of millet. Kitchen farming is done on a comprehensive scale. The potato patch is 8 acres in extent, and as we drove by a score of little boys from Co. D were busy with their hoes cutting down the weeds.


Eight acres are sown to turnips, 7 to carrots, 6 to watermelons, 6 to sorghum, 2-1/2 to beets, and one to radishes, which last crop has already been consumed. Onions were not planted for want of seed. Next fall 200 acres of wheat will be sown, for which crop 100 acres of sod have already been broken. Mr. Houston says his boys show a fondness for farm work, very few of them betraying a disposition to indolence. During the spring 300 peach trees and as many shade trees were set out.

The assistant superintendent is Mr. Munson, who has charge of the buildings and supervision of the boys, and Dr. Minthorn speaks of this gentleman as a valuable aid. The ladies employed in the school, besides the teachers whom we have named, are Miss Hogan, the matron; Miss Hayes, assistant matron, who has care of 67 of the smallest boys; Mrs. Wind, the sewing mistress; Miss Quackenbush, the cook; and Mrs. Chapin, the laundress. Under Dr. Minthorn's efficient superintendence, the entire machinery of this school and farm moves like clock work; the right persons have been fitted into the right places; and a contented, prosperous, and well ordered household is the result.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Population in Cowley.

J. S. Hunt, the county clerk of Cowley, has completed his abstract of the county census rolls, showing the following figures, as compared with the population of a year ago.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

New Hay, On the meadow 2 miles north of city, 25 cents per 100 pounds. Call on DR. ALEXANDER.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

BROWN'S DRUG STORE, NORTH SUMMIT ST., ARKANSAS CITY, Will be opened Monday, June 15, -With a full stock of- Drugs, Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumes, etc.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

Smoke the Best Five Cent Cigar -In Town- Klein Bros.' NEW OPERA HOUSE -AT- T. FAIRCLO'S.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

CITY MILLINERY, MRS. A. L. EDWARDS, Desires to inform the Ladies of Arkansas City and Vicinity that, having enlarged her store, she is now prepared to sell her Exclusive Stock of Millinery Goods at the Lowest Prices ever made in the city. A specialty is made of fine HAIR GOODS AND WORK, to which attention is called. Our prices cannot be beat. CALL AND EXAMINE.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

THE WHITE IS KING! IT IS THE BEST MADE, LIGHTEST RUNNING, QUIETEST AND SIMPLEST IN THE WORLD. Self-Setting Needle, Self-Threading Shuttle, Automatic Bobbin Winder, and Only Perfect Embroiderer. Ne Plus Ultra. Do not buy any other before trying the White. AGENTS WANTED. Needles, Oils, and Parts for all Machines. For Catalogues, Prices, and Terms, address White Sewing Machine Co., 13 N. Fourth St., St. Louis, Mo. For sale by FITCH & BARRON, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.

T. A. HUBBARD, WELLINGTON, KANSAS. -BREEDER OF- POLAND-CHINA AND LARGE ENGLISH BERKSHIRE SWINE. VERY CHOICE SHOW PIGS of all ages for sale. SHORT-HORN BULLS OF ALL AGES FOR SALE. CARLOAD OF HIGH- GRADE 2-YEAR OLD BULLS! Bred on farm and acclimated; good individuals in good condition. Price $50. Will deliver on cars or in the Territory. Also HIGH-GRADE SHE CATTLE, From one to four year old cows, bred to Imported Polled Angus and Pedigree Short-horn Bulls. Extra well-bred Kentucky cattle.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 22, 1885.

Crowding Out The Cattle Men.

Ever since the enormous influx of immigration to western and southwestern Kansas, range cattle that up to this time have held undisputed sway in this section, are gradually and surely being crowded out of the state, as the rapid settlement of the country makes it so that the larger herds can no longer be held here and do well. Range stock to do well must have free and unlimited range to traverse over; and lots of it. As the settlements have gradually moved westward, herds were compelled to move in advance of settlement, and while they were doing so, the free range was lessened and stock multiplied, so much so that all could not subsist on the limited territory that was left for them, so a change of operation must of necessity take place; the overstocked range must be thinned out and taken elsewhere. Among this number of Kansas ranchmen are the members of the Comanche County pool, of Comanche County, who are forced to give up all the range they possess in the state, on account of the rapid settlement of their former range. The major portion of their cattle will be taken to Montana, the balance to the Indian Territory. J. M. Day, who had a good range in southeast Ford, will sell off the greater portion of his 20,000 stock, and drop the balance into the territory. Beverly Bros., will drop into the territory; Major Falls, holding the Harvey cattle, numbering upwards of 10,000 head, has gone to a Colorado range; B. M. Wright will send the bulk of his 5,000 head to northwest Colorado; Weeks Bros., will move their stock to Nebraska; Pierce, Brown, & Dr. Lenthstrom; who occupied the Bluff Creek range, will either sell all of their fine improved stock or move to the Neutral Strip; Geo. Anderson, Hi Keller, and a number of others that have bordered onto and partially occupied Kansas range, will do so no more, and move to the territory or to the Neutral Strip. Some of the northeast cattlemen, such as A. H. Boyd and others on the Buckner and Pawnee, are either preparing to move out or reduce their stocks, and so on, until each and every stockman has either left us altogether, or so reduced his stock as to compare with the lands he actually owns. In speaking of these changes, it is with regret we think of the forced move of gentlemen, who in the past have been the main stay of the county, and who have lent a helping hand whenever it was needed. Dodge City Live Stock Journal.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 22, 1885.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 22, 1885.


The papers in Cherokee land are engaged in an animated discussion of the matters likely to be overhauled by the commission to be appointed and sent out by the president. One matter in dispute is the amount of money paid by the government for that portion of the neutral lands ceded by the Cherokees for the settlement of the Osages, the Pawnees, the Poncas, the Nez Perces, the Otoes, the Missourians, and the land ceded to the Chilocco school.

The Cherokee Advocate makes this plain statement:

"This Nation received $300,000 on account of these lands in 1880, by appropriation of June 16th of that year. Another appropriation was made the year following to pay for the Ponca lands specially. This appropriation was $48,389.46. On March 3rd, 1883, upon the solicitation of the Cherokee delegation, still another appropriation was made on account of our lands west of the Arkansas River amounting to $300,000."

The writer then states that deeds were executed to the government for the tracts of land occupied by the above named tribes, and the Indian training school, and all the rest included in the neutral lands (or Cherokee strip) remains the property of the Cherokees. But this showing of the case is controverted by Col. E. C. Boudinot, who in a letter printed in the Indian Chieftain, declares that the Cherokees were bamboozled by their negotiators in Washington, that the price paid was but $334,000, and any money received by the Cherokees in excess of that amount was a loan by the government, and is held as a lien upon their lands.

Another divergence of opinion grows out of this real estate transaction. Col. Boudinot says the Cherokees sold their lands for white settlement, while a sale made by the Creeks and Seminoles about the same time was for occupation by "friendly Indians and freedmen." Opening the territory is a bugbear to the red tribes. Not long since a conference of the five Great Nations was held at Eufala, Creek Nation, where the question of white occupation was anxiously considered, and the result of the deliberation was the adoption of a resolution not to sell another acre of land. The futility of any such conferences is thus shown up by Col. Boudinot in his letter:

"Before many weeks the president of the United States will send a commission to the Creeks and Seminoles and Cherokees to negotiate for the purchase of the millions of acres ceded to the United States by the two first named nations by their treaties of 1866, called "Oklahoma," and of over six millions of acres belonging to the Cherokees, called the "Cherokee strip." * * * * *

"If the Creeks and Seminoles decide to accept more money for their ceded lands, one hundred thousand white settlers will occupy them in eighteen months from this time; Oklahoma will be filled to overflowing inside of two years; the tide will sweep over its borders into the lands adjoining, and a louder clamor than has yet been heard for the opening of the Indian Territory will fill the land. In my opinion, if the negotiations with the Creeks and Seminoles are successful, nothing can prevent the populating of the Indian Territory by white men in the near future.

"But what will be the consequence if they refuse to negotiate? There is danger in that, too. The popular branch of congress has signified a desire to open these Oklahoma lands to white settlement by a vote of 240 to 7, while the senate was practically unanimous in favor of the same thing. These lands will never again pass into the possession or occupancy of the Creeks and Seminoles. There is only one possible way in which this could be done, and that possible way we all know will never be accomplished. That way would be for the Creeks and Seminoles to pay the United States the money with interest which the United States paid them in 1866. The Creeks and Seminoles have not the money which they can use for that purpose, and the United States would not receive it if they had. Looking at the matter in a common-sense light, it seems that if the Creeks and Seminoles negotiate, it will result in overrunning the whole territory in a very few years with white settlers; and if they refuse to negotiate, the irrepressible conflict between the boomers and cattlemen and army will go on, to end at last in the triumph of the boomers and the settlement of the lands without the Indians having any voice in their valuation. If the Creeks and Seminoles refuse to negotiate, they will in effect say: `We prefer that these Oklahoma lands shall remain in their present condition.' That would all be very well if such a thing was possible; but I for one do not believe it is possible, and hence I think their best interests require them to get as much money as they can for them, and prepare in common with the other nations for the radical changes which will inevitably result."

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 22, 1885.


Caldwell Journal: As we maintained all the time, the hullaballoo kicked up last week about the reported Indian outbreak in the counties west of here was only a big joke. There was not a hostile Indian on Kansas soil then, nor is there today. The towns in that country wanted the people to come in and spend their money, and as they were too busy building homes to do this of their own accord, the towns concluded to force them into a holiday by getting up Indian scares.

Robert H. White, charged with wife murder in Winfield, has been discharged. The crime is laid upon an imbecile who was seen prowling about the house on the evening of the murder, during the absence of the husband.

The programme of the Caldwell Driving Park and Agricultural Association is out for the races on August 27, 28, and 29. Fifty dollars is one of the prizes for a game of base ball. There are several prizes of a hundred dollars each, including trots and running dashes.

Udall Sentinel: While Everett Wilson and Everett Chaney were playing out at Mr. F. K. Steward's last Sunday, they were both bitten by a rattlesnake. The careful application of onions, soda, and other ingredients to the wounds, and the drinking of whiskey, saved the lives of the two boys.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 22, 1885.


The cattle trail war seems as far from an amicable settlement as ever. The Colorado stockmen owning the lands along the Arkansas River continue their opposition to Texas cattle crossing into the state. The injustice of this proscription of Texas cattle must eventually raise bad blood; already the stopping of nearly 50,000 head of cattle on the dead line has created a feeling of anger among the cattlemen of New Mexico, upon whose lands cattle are compelled to graze.

A carload of Omaha slaughtered sheep is reported as having arrived in Boston, only six days on the 2,000 mile journey, and in good condition.

Live Stock Indicator: J. W. Weathers, a wool grower of Tom Green County, Texas, saved 105 percent of his lambs this season, had seventy-seven sets of twins, and says that sheep husbandry properly followed is profitable. He thinks all the heavy losses in sheep are attributable to bad management. (Texas is a great state, and Mr. Weathers' remarkable feat of saving 105 percent of his lambs shows that miracle working is among its possibilities.)

Caldwell Journal: Col. R. D. Cragin returned from Texas last week, where he has been on a cattle buying expedition. While there he bought 4,000 two-year-old steers of Northern Texas ranchmen, which will be delivered on the Wild Horse Ranche south of the Salt Fork. The Colonel thinks he got a good bunch of steers, but had to pay fair prices to secure them.

The Secretary of the American Fat Stock Show, to be held at Chicago, has received a letter from the Polled Cattle Society of Scotland, announcing that that society tenders the American Fat Stock Show a gold medal worth $50, to be competed for at the next show, and to be awarded to the best Aberdeen Angus heifer or steer. The proposition has been accepted.

Dr. J. M. Day, an extensive cattle owner in this state, is in bad luck. He estimates his loss, through the absorption of the range by settlers, at $150,000. He has been forced to sell about 10,000 head of cattle at ruinous figures. There are only about a thousand head of cattle remaining on the old range, and they are beeves. He also has about 1,500 beeves on a ranch west of Dodge City. He will send 3,000 head of beeves to the market this season.

[Source not given for above.]

A Cheyenne dispatch, dated the 11th inst., says: "The largest cattle deal of the year was consummated yesterday. The Ogallala Cattle Company, embracing A. H. Swan of Cheyenne, William A. Paxton of Omaha, and J. H. Bosler of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, bought 27,000 head of cattle, with three ranches, from Dennis Sheedy of Colorado. The cattle range is on the north side of the North Platte River, in Nebraska and Wyoming. It was sold at $70,000, making the amount involved $310,000.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Another big cut in all our dress goods at the Rink Store.

J. E. Godding, businessman of the Topeka Commonwealth, spent a day or two in the Canal City last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

STRAYED. June 20th; from my pen in Arkansas City, a 100 pound male Poland China pig, with no marks. C. M. SCOTT.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

WANTED. A good girl to do general housework for small family. Good home and good wages for the right girl. Apply at A. V. Alexander's lumber yard.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

T. V. McConn proposes to leave town today with his family, to spend a few weeks in his former home in Cambridge, Ohio.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

J. B. Rowley, traveler correspondent of the Kansas City Journal, was in town last week, and favored the TRAVELER with a call.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

You can buy clothing and gents' furnishing goods at the Rink Store cheaper for money than blood, chalk, or marbles. Come and see us.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

H. W. Thornton, general agent for the Campbell Printing Press Company of New York and Chicago, was in town on Monday, and paid a visit to our sanctum.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

I. E. Finney, of the Osage trading firm of Finney, Schiffbauer & Co., came to town on Saturday and circulated among his friends during a few days visit.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

All ladies intending to take a ride on the steamboat can buy black silks for the next fifteen days, from ten to fifteen cents less than former prices, at the Rink Store.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

The schoolhouse in district No. 89, East Bolton, known as the Dickenson and Mowry school, has had its names changed, and is now called the I X L school.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Three pairs of fine white kid gloves given away, worth $1.25 per pair, with each silk dress pattern. And one pair with each $8 worth of dress goods from date, at the Rink Store.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Mr. Eugene Meeker returned last week from his former home in Illinois, bringing his household goods along, and has now settled down with his wife to the joys of housekeeping.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Ed. Gray came in on Monday from the Osage Agency. He says the roads he traveled on the way are like Henry Clay's hat; they are so shockingly bad that they must have been born, not made.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Snyder & Hutchinson have traded J. P. Musselman property known as the Olde Livery Stable, for 160 acres of land in Butler County, near Augusta. Consideration, $12,000.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Mrs. Wyard Gooch returned on Monday from a visit to her former home in Maine. We regret to hear that the lady suffered from chills during her absence, thus her visit was not as beneficial as was expected.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

We acknowledge the receipt of a complimentary ticket to the second annual meeting of the Caldwell Driving Park Agricultural Association, which takes place August 27th and two following days.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

The Ladies' Mite Society will give an afternoon and evening social at the residence of Mrs. C. Hollister, one mile east of town, Friday, July 24. A general invitation is given and a pleasant time insured for those who attend. Refreshments served, commencing at 6 o'clock.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

We have a good new frame house of three rooms, good cellar, good well, four common lots, one block north of the brick schoolhouse, which we will trade for stock. Will take a good team of horses in the trade; balance in cattle or part cattle and part cash. Price $1,500.

Snyder & Hutchison.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Mr. T. C. Bird, of Chautauqua County, was in town last week, and paid a pleasant visit to the TRAVELER sanctum. Mr. Bird is one of the pioneers of Southern Kansas, and has been a subscriber to this journal since its start, fifteen years ago. He reports his cattle on the range doing finely.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

On Friday last Special Indian Agent Parvin hired three vehicles of Thompson & Woodin to drive into the territory to locate a reservation for the Iowa tribe of Indians. He was accom- panied by the trader to the tribe from Noheart, Nebraska, and five of the Iowas. The party have not been heard from since they started out on their search.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Wyard Gooch came into our sanctum on Saturday with a curious animal ensconced in a tin-pail, which he calls a water-dog. It is of the lizard species, shaped like a chameleon, only flatter in the body, brown in color with yellow stripes. Its length, about nine inches. He captured the little animal while working in his garden, and carried it to E. D. Eddy, to preserve in spirits.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

W. W. Perry, mine host of the Leland, has leased the handsome bath rooms in the Hasie building, and now offers the luxury of a refreshing bath to all perspiring souls. Facilities are provided for ladies and gentlemen, the plumbing work faultless, and the supply of the limpid element unfailing. Good bath rooms have been a desideratum in this city, and now they are provided. We expect to see them liberally patronized.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Bert McCormick, foreman of the Oil Company's range, was in town on Monday, and good naturedly sustained a vast amount of joshing over the report that he had been hanged by Texas cow-boys. He has been six weeks on the round up, swimming streams and meeting no end of adventure by flood and field. He has brought 700 steers to the range at Willow Springs, which are in thriving condition and will be fit for beef in early fall. The crop of calves this year he reports good.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Capt. Potter, 18th U. S. Infantry, spent a day or two in town last week. His own and another company of the 18th are stationed at Fort Gibson, a post which is growing badly dilapidated and has been abandoned more than once. The captain says great interest is taken in Cherokee land in the coming election, the one issue at stake being the opening of the territory to white settlers. The election is held, we believe, the first Monday in August.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.


Half a Block on Summit Street Goes Up In Smoke.

On Monday night about 11:30 the cry of fire was raised. Among the first attracted by the alarm were Frank Schiffbauer, mayor of the city, and Capt. Rarick, deputy sheriff, who were just parting for the night on the First National Bank corner. They ran in the direction of the cry, and seeing a blaze in the rear of the New York Restaurant, ran for the hose reel, and in five or six minutes returned to the same. The flames had burst forth in the meantime, and were making rapid headway, the building being of frame, and similar buildings adjoining it on both sides. A crowd gathered, and among the foremost to act was Charley Halloway, who kicked in the glazed door of Grimes & Son's drug store, and walked through the building with a view of saving its contents. He found the fire had extended to the rear portion of the store, and an explosion of some vessel a short distance in front of him, which scattered fragments wounding both his hands, cautioned him that he was in an unsafe place. An attempt was made to attach the hose to the hydrant, but some trouble was experienced in detaching the cap. During this while the flames spread rapidly, the wind which fortunately was light, driving the fire in the direction of Central Avenue. Heitkam's tailor store and a barber shop were on the lot south of the New York Restaurant, and the occupants were promptly on hand to save their stock and furniture from the devouring element. Mr. Heitkam saved half of his stock of cloth and made up suits, but the frame buildings with their combustible contents, burned so fiercely that the feeble efforts at extinguishing it were hardly perceptible. In half an hour the buildings extending north to Central Avenue were in a blaze, and it was evident that no power could be exerted to save them. Crowds of men worked diligently to rescue what was portable, but confusion prevailed, and there was no intelligent direction given to their efforts. The St. Louis Restaurant, Grimes & Son's drug store, Bundrem's butcher shop, and Means' implement store were by 12 o'clock in the vortex of the flames, and brief time was afforded the willing workers to rescue the doomed property from destruction. To save Mowry & Sollitt's brick drug store, Kroenert & Austin's grocery store, on the lot adjoining, was pulled down, which stopped the progress of the flames in a southward direction. Mowry & Sollitt, fearing their store would be involved, began moving their stock; but on the suggestion of Capt. Thompson that the risk was less to let their goods remain, the hasty tearing up was discontinued, and they escaped with slight loss. Being checked on the south side and isolated at the other end by the width of the street, the fire abated about an hour after a bad burst forth, and spread over no more territory. The stream from the hydrant was kept up through the night cooling the smoldering embers, and when the business of the next day opened, the sight was presented to the beholder of half a block on our main business street being laid in ruins. D. L. Means loses $3,000 in his stock, his insurance is $1,000. Kroenert & Austin suffer quite as seriously. C. A. Burnett estimates his loss at $2,400; he has $1,500 insurance. The buildings being rated as extra hazardous, and the rate of insurance 7 percent, owners and occupants were chary of securing themselves on heavy sums. The following is a list of the losses and insurance.

Lot 1. Lot and building owned by W. Benedict. Insured for $500. Occupied by D. L. Means, insured in North American for $1,000.

Lot 2. Lot and building owned by Dr. Shepard. Insured for $800 in Springfield Insurance Co. Occupied by Charley Bundrem as a meat market, who was insured for $300 in the New York Alliance, and by J. T. Grimes & Son, druggists, who carried $500 insurance in the Pennsylvania and the same amount in the Liverpool, London & Globe.

Lot 3. Lot and building owned by Mrs. Benedict and occupied by C. A. Burnett, as the St. Louis Restaurant. Building uninsured; stock insured for $1,500 in equal amounts in the Mechanics of Milwaukee, the Northwestern National, and the Connecticut.

Lot 4. Lot and building owned by S. H. Pickle, who is now absent in Springlake, Ohio. Occupied by O. F. Lang as the New York Restaurant. Stock insured for $500 in the Home Mutual.

Lot 5, with the frame building thereon, is owned by J. H. Sherburneuninsured. Its occupants were A. G. Heitkam, tailor, insured for $800; half in the Glens' Falls and half in the Fire Insurance of England; and a German barber, who carried no insurance.

Lot 6, and the grocery that stood thereon, were owned and occupied by Kroenert & Austin, who carried $500 insurance on the building in the North American, and the same amount on the stock.


Mr. Hollaway [EARLIER THEY HAD HALLOWAY ???] received a severe bruise in the hand from an ax in the hands of an excited individual, who brought his weapon down on the hydrant while he was unscrewing the cap with a wrench.

The insurance of Dr. Shepard on his building ran out at noon on the day of the fire; but his agent, Frank Hess, had written him another policy, thus saving him from loss.

It is said that Charley Bundrem had $187 in greenbacks placed under his pillow, which went to feed the flames.

The fall of an awning struck City Marshal Gray to the ground, and he came near being badly scorched.

A young man in the employ of C. A. Burnett lost everything in the fire except the clothes he stands in.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Cheeseparing Economy.

The school board of Arkansas City desire to engage a janitor for the fourth ward schoolhouse for the ensuing year. When a private employer wishes to engage a hand, he makes his want known, and takes the most suitable man from the applicants for the place on his agreeing to serve for the price named. But our school trustees resort to a different method. They advertise in a city paper for sealed proposals from those seeking the office, each eager applicant to name his price, and the award to be given to the lowest responsible bidder, the board reserving the right "to reject any and all bids." We condemn this proceeding as wrong in principle. It is setting one needy man to bid against a host of others, and results in grinding the face of the poor. The service is worth so much, and the trustees, eight in number, as businessmen, know what it would be fair to the taxpayers to pay for such an office. They mistake their duty to the public if they suppose it behooves them to run the wages of their employees down to starvation point, and pauperize those whom they have dealings with. Let them bear in mind the old scriptural precept, "the laborer is worthy of his hire."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.


The City Attorney Bounced By A Unanimous Vote.

The council chamber was filled on Monday evening with a large attendance of citizens, who evidently expected that a racy entertainment would be provided them by our city fathers. But they were disappointed as the evening passed off quietly. Mayor Schiffbauer presided and held the council strictly to business. City Clerk Benedict being absent in the territory, Frederic Lockley acted in his place. A few trifling bills were allowed. The application of Geo. A. Druitt to build a kitchen of wood or sheet iron on lot 18, block 81, was refused.

A communication from S. S. Stiles, Parsons, Kansas, asking about a grader left with Street Commissioner Moore, was read. That official being referred to said it required three good teams to use it, the owner had guaranteed it could be operated with two teams. He had not the horse flesh necessary, therefore the grader was not available. The city clerk was instructed to inform Mr. Stiles of these facts.

Mr. Dean asked for information in regard to the money allowed for election expenses. He was informed that the county paid the judges and clerks and yet some of these men had drawn pay for their day's services from the city. The mayor explained that misinformation from county officers had led him to pay some persons employed in the polling places, but the money would be refunded by the county and no man would be paid twice for the same service.

Ordinance No. 19, regulating water rates, was then read; it was passed by sections and then passed as a whole. On motion of Thompson, Mr. Scott, the engineer of the water works, was appointed collector of the water rate.

Resolutions in regard to certain curbing and guttering on Summit Street, were adopted, and ordered published four times in the TRAVELER.

It was now past 10 o'clock and Mr. Dean moved that the council adjourn. Mr. Hight wished to engage the attention of the body a few moments. He said he wished to know whether the two city officials whose resignation had been recommended at the last meeting of the city council had vacated their places. In pursuing this business he wished it understood that he was impelled by no personal feeling; as the representative of his constituency in the first ward and in the interest of the whole city, he was impressed with the fact that some men holding office were a weight upon the city government, and tended to bring its laws into contempt. These men must be got rid of in order to regain popular respect, and ensure efficiency to our administration.

The police judge, Chas. Bryant, in answer to this inquiry, said he had not been derelict in the performance of duty, and therefore felt himself under no obligation to resign. He had been elected by the people, and to them he owed the duty of remaining in office until removed in the manner provided by law.

Mr. Stafford said he had not tendered his resignation because no weight or validity attached to the resolution of the council calling on him to vacate his office. When the position of city attorney was tendered him, several members of the council urged his acceptance. He was duly appointed by the mayor and confirmed by a vote of the council. To throw up his position on a mere clamor, and when he knew he was performing his duties faithfully and honestly, would be unjust to himself, injurious to his family, and disrespectful to the eminent gentlemen in his former state who had testified to his merits as a citizen and his competency as a lawyer. More specific charges than unfounded newspaper reports were necessary to prove his unfitness.

Mr. Dean moved an adjournment, which was not seconded.

Mr. Hight said he was losing no sleep over this business. It was not a question whether the city attorney believed he was doing his duty; the material point was whether his services were acceptable to the people. His unpopularity was a drag-chain; it deprived him of prestige as a public officer, and the fact remained that he lost every suit he prosecuted. It is known he is a stumbling block to the city administration. Newspaper columns had no influences with him (the speaker). It was no dishonor for an official to step down and out. We all have our special aptitude; and the man who finds himself in a position he cannot adequately fill, his clear duty to himself is to get rid of its embarrassments. The speaker needed but one hint from the people he represented that he stood in the way of their interest, to make room for another who could render them better service.

Mr. Dean said the hour was too late to continue this discussion. The vote of its last meeting stood recorded; he was in favor of delaying further proceedings `till next week when a full attendance of the council might be expected, and there would be more time.

But Mr. Hight objected to delay. He wished to know if an ordinance was required to remove officers appointed by the council.

The mayor said an appointed officer could be removed for cause on a vote of a majority of the whole council.

Mr. Dean moved to adjourn.

Mr. Thompson thought it would be well to write to Judge Torrance to learn whether the city attorney is allowed to plead in his court.

Mr. Bailey produced the following letter from the Judge, which was read to the council, as follows.


WINFIELD, KANSAS, July 18, 1885.

H. G. BAILEY, Esq.

Dear Sir: In reply to your inquiries in regard to Mr. T. J. Stafford, I make the following statement.

At the January term, 1885, of the District Court, of this county, Mr. Stafford applied for admission to the bar. He failed to pass a satisfactory examination and for that reason was not admitted. Afterwards he went to Topeka and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court on the representation that he was a practicing lawyer in the state.

Mr. Stafford afterwards, at the April (1885) term of the District court of this county, asked to be examined again as to his qualifications to be licensed to practice law, and I refused to entertain his application on the ground that he had been admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court on the representation that he was a practicing lawyer in the state, when in fact he had not been licensed to practice law. Mr. Stafford claimed that he did not make any intentional misstatement; that he was requested by Mr. Sterns, in the clerk's office (an old Iowa friend of his) to apply for admission; that he was not acquainted with the statute regulating the admission of persons to practice law in the Supreme Court; that he told Sterns that he was a practicing lawyer at Arkansas City, but did not tell him that he had been licensed to practice law in the District Court; that Sterns introduced him to Mr. Austin, a young lawyer in the Attorney General's office, and that Mr. Austin moved his admission, and that he (Stafford) did not know what representation Austin made to the court. Under the circumstances, both the examining committee and myself thought it best that Mr. Stafford should not be examined at the time. Afterwards Mr. Stafford went to Topeka, and was admitted in Judge Guthrie's court on his Iowa certificate, and his license to practice law by Judge Guthrie authorized him to practice law in all the District and inferior courts in the state of Kansas.

I have hesitated to say anything in regard to this matter, although I have been requested to do so by Mr. Dean and other parties, lest I might say something which might be misconstrued to Mr. Stafford's prejudice. I have given you the facts as I understand them, and leave you and the city council to draw your own conclusions.

Very respectfully, E. S. TORRANCE.

Mr. Stafford remarked that some of the statements made in Judge Torrance's letter were made on hearsay evidence.

Mr. Hight moved that the office of city attorney be declared vacant on account of incompetency in the incumbent. The vote was by yeas and nays, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Hight, the council adjourned.

Mr. Stafford notified the mayor that he should continue to perform the duties of city attorney.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Our Steamboat Enterprise.

The enterprise of the Kansas millers in building their steamboat to carry the product of their mills to a southern market, and return to this city with lumber, coal, and other merchandise, has been duly celebrated by the press of this region, and credit awarded the owners for their useful adventure. She was built in St. Louis and brought to this city by Capt. Morehead, where she arrived two weeks ago. Since then the vessel has made a number of excursions down the river for the purpose of testing her steaming properties and to afford our citizens the novelty of a steamboat ride on their own rivers. These trial trips have been eminently satisfactory, the vessel making good time, and the engines working with ease and regularity. But the barges are yet to be procured, and the required amount of capital for their construction has not yet been raised. The intention is to have six of these vessels built, with a carrying capacity of 10 tons each, the aggregate cost of which will be $5,000. Two-thirds of this amount has been raised, and the balance will soon be subscribed.

Doubts are expressed by some cautious souls of this attempt to navigate the Upper Arkansas proving a success. They talk of low water and sand bars, and frozen streams, and all kinds of impediments. These difficulties will have to be faced, and the boat owners have made full allowance for their recurrence. During the driest period of the summer, the stagnant water will be so low that the vessel, light draft as she is, will have to lie up. In the winter ice at certain intervals will be apt to impede her passage, and then she must lose a few trips. But making ample allowance for all these drawbacks, there will be navigation for the "Kansas Millers" and other boats of her class, during six or seven months in the year, and this will content their owners. The Upper Ohio during the hot months becomes just as shallow as the Arkansas; and it is a stale joke in that country that the county commissioners are about to fence in the rivers to keep the cows from drinking them dry.

We believe it is an accepted fact that the seasons are changing along our main water courses owing to the diffusion of population. The theory seems now established that the cultivation of the soil promotes evaporation and thus increases the rainfall. This will give us a shorter dry season in the coming years, and most probably render the five or six months of suspended navigation in excess of the realized fact.

Aid may also be expected from congress in clearing the river bed of impediments. Indeed, there is now an unexpended balance of $15,000, as we are informed, appropriated for improving the Arkansas River, which may be rendered available, in whole or in part, for use within the limits of this state, now we have a steamboat navigating the stream, to render its expenditure justifiable.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

A Blatherskite Boomer.

Samuel Crocker, the Iowa greenbacker and Oklahoma boomer, is happy in having greatness thrust upon him. When the organ of the boomers was removed to Caldwell, its editor, S. G. Zerger, was dropped as too tame and commonplace for the occasion, and the redoubtable Iowa agitator elevated to the tripod. That was a sad day for plutocrats, cattle kings, and despots of all kinds. The fledgling journalist made public proclamation of his intention to humble these classes in the dust. His war is against "tyrants," "Monopolists," and "oppressors," and according to Mr. Wheeler's classification, all men are included in these objectionable categories who are not in sympathy with his disturbing theories. The government, we are further told, is conducted by a nest of robbers, the fabric of society is infected with rottenness, and the country is going rapidly to "the damnation bow-wows." This idle and incendiary talk has been kept up for several weeks, since Crocker has been placed in charge of the boomer organ, until it was considered dangerous, and ten days ago he was arrested by Deputy Marshal Rarick on a charge of "seditious conspiracy." The privilege of furnishing bail was his recourse, but Crocker saw a chance to martyrize at slight cost, and declared his readiness to go to the dungeon. The officer left him not thinking it wise to gratify his prisoner by putting him in jail. In half a column of scare heads, this singular genius tells his own story as follows.

"Samuel Crocker, editor of the Oklahoma War-Chief, arrested by the United States marshal, all for seditious conspiracy and inciting insurrection and rebellion against United States government.

"Will go to jail and there await his trial under incarceration until Oct. 12th.

"The War-Chief to be edited from the cell of an American bastille for exercising the rights of free speech in a supposed free country administered by modern democracy.

"The prisoner will secure the council of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler if possible."


Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Emporia College.

Last Thursday the cornerstone of the college of Emporia was laid in the presence of a large audience. The building is being pushed forward in hopes of completing it by the first of next November. It has 178 feet front, is four stories high, built of cottonwood stone in English composite style; is very commodious and elegant throughout, and is situated on a handsome site of 40 acres just west of the city, commanding a splendid view of Cottonwood and Neosho River valley. Its cost is estimated at $80,000.

The faculty is full organized and has 125 pupils enrolled for the fall term. The institution, though under Presbyterian control, will be secular in its instruction, and is intended to be the leading educational institution of the west.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Wichita has added a new ward, the 5th. In the election for councilmen only fifty-six votes were polled.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

El Dorado was declared a city of the second class, on the 16th, by an official proclamation of the governor.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

We now have $30,000 to loan on improved real estate in Cowley and Sumner Counties. Interest and principal paid at home. Call and see us when wanting a loan.

Snyder & Hutchison.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

The Brainerd News has made its appearance, published by W. E. Baxter, Austin Brumback, editor. It is a neatly printed six-column sheet, with a crisp, newsy local sage, and a fair show of advertising patronage. We wish it success.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Cunningham says he will continue to sell Machinery, Wagons, Buggies, etc., for less than other dealers can buy them. At any rate, the farmers seem to think that his prices are about right, and Mowers and Rakes are moving all the time. Thomas' Rakes $21, Indiana Rakes, the best rake in the world, $25, Furst & Bradley Rakes $23, and Mowers $60.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

A special dispatch received in Kansas City early last week says the stage coach plying between Dodge City, Kansas, and Fort Supply, Indian Territory, was carried away in a swollen stream. One passenger and the driver were drowned. Another passenger escaped. The mules also perished. The mail bags were recovered, but the coach itself has not yet been seen.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Live-Stock Journal. There never was a time in Texas when crops were more abundant, especially in the north and west. Small grain is mostly in the fields in shock, in some danger of damage from the rains. Cotton is growing rapidly and the corn could not be better. If the surplus of forage is carefully fed to stock, the run of Texas cattle and sheep to market during the winter and spring months will be unprecedented.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Lawn Festival.

The young ladies of class No. 5, of the First Presbyterian Sabbath school, will give a lawn social and festival at the residence of Mrs. C. R. Sipes, this evening (Wednesday). An interesting program has been prepared in addition to the suppler. All are invited to attend.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

We acknowledge the receipt of the 19th annual report of the officers and students of the University of Kansas for the collegiate year just closed. The compiler of the report furnishes this gratifying summary: "The University shows many signs of substantial progress, leaving to the high and grammar schools and academies of the state the preparatory work which properly belongs to them. It is growing stronger and more efficient in all collegiate and professional lines."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Winter Care of Cattle.

W. B. Shaw, Jr., the special agent appointed by the bureau of agriculture, to investigate the condition of the cattle in the Indian Territory and estimate the winter losses, has this to say about their case in the winter. "One is led to believe that diseases of cattle are promoted by the food being insufficient in quantity or unwholesome in quality; exposure, ill-treatment, impure water, all tending to lessen the bodily vigor of the animal. We find this particularly the case here, where a failure is made to provide shelter and food for stock. The quality of the grass in the western part of the territory is very good, and consists of buffalo and mesquite. The eastern section of the country is not so favorable for grazing, the grass being of a very inferior quality, except along the bottom lands. The territory, in all respects, is unexcelled for grazing, but this quality does not extend to the winter season. The only proper way, therefore, to carry cattle through the winter will be for all ranchmen to provide themselves with plenty of corn, hay, etc., with which to feed, and some kind of shelter where cows and young calves can receive attention. The necessity of looking more closely into this subject becomes apparent every winter, and, until the cattle kings allow their views to become enlarged and cultivated by experience, the future losses will certainly increase."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

The Turbulent Cheyennes.

Cheyenne Transporter: The Indian trouble at this agency is rapidly nearing a crisis. Since the arrival here of Commissioner Armstrong, the department has become fully alive to the situation, and there is no longer any doubt but that Agent Dyer will be sustained by the entire power of the government, if necessary, in preserving order and punishing crime at this agency. Lieut. Gen. Phillip H. Sheridan and Gen. Nelson Miles, who handled the Cheyennes in their last war against the United States, will arrive here before this appears in print to take charge of the troops in the field and to carry out the orders of the government in relation to the Cheyennes who have been so lawless for some time past.


Lieut. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, the eminent military chieftain, accompanied by Gen. Nelson Miles, the renowned Indian fighter, arrived at Ft. Reno at 9 o'clock last night. They were accompanied by a brilliant staff. The general and his distinguished party were brought through from Pond Creek, a distance of 90 miles, in twelve hours by relays of government ambulances and cavalry escorts. Couriers were sent from station to station ten miles apart on the dead run, arriving at Reno every three-quarters of an hour, bringing constant intelligence of the progress of the party and their safety. Now that the commanding general has arrived here, it is expected that the various unruly tribes in the Territory will be brought into subjection, and made to understand that the government is able and powerful enough to dictate that disturbers of the peace must suffer. Gen. Sheridan is well acquainted with this country, having been in command of fighting troops here years ago. General Miles has fought Indians from this section to the Staked Plains, and is well acquainted with the topography of the country. The people of the states surrounding the Territory are anxiously awaiting developments.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Curbing and Guttering.

Resolutions of the city council, of the city of Arkansas City, in the county of Cowley, and state of Kansas, in reference to certain curbing and guttering on Summit Street in said city.

WHEREAS, In our opinion it has become necessary, for the benefit of public health of said city, as well as from other causes, that a system of curbing and guttering should be constructed along a portion of Summit Street in said city. Therefore,

Be it Resolved, 1st. That suitable curbs and gutter be caused to be constructed on Summit Street, on the east side of blocks seventy-nine, eighty, and eighty-one, and on the west side of blocks sixty-seven, sixty-eight, and sixty-nine, all abutting on said Summit street.

Resolved, 2nd. That the city contract for the performance of said work, and that the cost thereof be equally pro-rated among the lot owners abutting on said street within said blocks. That such amount shall become a debt against each of said lots and payable to said city; and said debt shall, from the time of the completion of said work, become a special assessment, and shall be certified by the city clerk to the county clerk of Cowley County, state of Kansas, to be by him placed on the tax roll for collection, subject to the same penalties, and collected in like manner as other taxes are by law collected.

Be it ordered that these resolutions be published in the Arkansas City TRAVELER for four consecutive weeks.



A. A. DAVIS, City Councilmen.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Ordinance No. 19.

Entitled an ordinance relating to water works in the city of Arkansas City, Kansas, and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances, or franchise relating thereto.

Be it ordained by the mayor and councilmen of the city of Arkansas City, Kansas.

SECTION 1. That the works of said city shall be known as the Arkansas City water works, and shall be owned and controlled by said city, in the manner hereinafter provided.

SECTION 2. The following maximum rates shall become due and payable annually in advance, for the present system of water works in said city.

Butcher shops: $6.00

Bakery, each oven: $8.00 to $15.00

Bar rooms: $10.00 to $20.00

Bath, public, first tub: $10.00

Bath, public, each additional tub: $3.00

Banks: $8.00

Barber shops, first chair: $5.00

Barber shops, each additional chair: $2.00

Bath, private: $3.00

Bath hotel, boarding house, 1st tub: $10.00

Each additional tub: $3.00

Billiard saloon, each table: $2.00

Hotel or boarding house, 8 rooms or less, per room: $2.00

Hotel or boarding house, each additional room: $1.50

Tin shops, one hydrant: $6.00

Book bindery: $7.00

Brick work, per M: $.50

Brick work, over 10,000 laid, per M: $.25

Brick yard, each table per season: $15.00

Candy manufactory: $8.00 to $20.00

Cigar manufactory, per hand: $1.25

Cows and horses, each: $1.25

Drug stores: $10.00

Dyeing and scouring: $15.00 to $20.00

Fountain, 1-16 jet: $20.00

All other fountains the same proportionate rate.

Forge, first fire: $5.00

Forge, each additional fire: $2.00

Halls and theatres: $10.00 to $20.00

Hydrant supply sprinkling, 1/8 nozzle, 1st lot 25 feet: $5.00

Each additional lot 25 feet: $3.00

Ice cream saloon: $8.00 to $15.00

Laundry: $15.00 to $20.00

Office or sleeping room: $3.00

Photograph gallery: $10.00 to $25.00

Plastering per sq. yd.: $.50

Printing office: $8.00

Residence, 6 rooms or less, 1 family: $6.00

Residence, each additional room: $.50

Each connection made: $6.00

Livery stable, buggy washing per year: $25.00

Each stall in actual use a year: $.75

Steam boiler, 10-horsepower, per day: $.30

Lumber yard, without hose: $6.00

Steam work, per perch: $.05 [? Perch could be Porch...??]

Stores: $6.00 to $30.00

Street washers, for washing pavements and fronts: $6.00

Water closets, public, each seat: $8.00

Water closets, private, each seat: $2.00

Restaurants: $10.00

SECTION 3. Water rates shall become due and payable on the 1st day of June, A. D. 1885, and the same date every year thereafter.

SECTION 4. If any person using water, or applicant, fail to pay the amount prescribed therefor within 10 days after the same shall be due, the person in charge of said water works shall turn off the water supply from such person, and the same shall not be turned on again until such water rent shall be paid, together with the amount of one dollar for turning water off and on.

SECTION 5. Where more than one person, family, or firm may use from one hydrant upon the failure of any one of said persons to pay the amount due, the water shall be turned off as provided in section 4 of this ordinance, and the city shall not be liable for any damage to any of said parties.

SECTION 6. It is further provided that if any person or persons shall allow any other person to use water from his or their hydrants who have not made application and paid therefor, shall be liable for the amount that such person or persons should have paid to the city therefor and the water shall be turned off as hereinbefore provided.

SECTION 7. All expenses connected with the introduction of water from the street mains to or upon any premises, and any addition or repairs shall be paid by the owner of the premises or his, her, or their agent, and the one in charge of said water works shall be authorized to enter on the premises of any person using water, for the purpose of inspecting, altering, or repairing the pipe or hydrant.

SECTION 8. No person shall change or alter any pipe or hydrant without the consent of the person in charge of said water works. Any person violating this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction, be fined in any sum not less than $5 or more than $25.

SECTION 9. Any person or persons having private hydrants shall not be allowed to use their hose and sprinkling for any other purpose than to sprinkle. No private hydrant shall be allowed to run from a hose and sprinkler for more than 30 minutes at any one time, and not to exceed one hour during any one day.

SECTION 10. No person shall be allowed to leave any hydrant stop-cock or valve open and allow the water to run to waste.

SECTION 11. Any person violating any of the provisions of sections 9 and 10 of this ordinance, shall upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not less than $3 or more than $10 for each offense.

SECTION 12. It is further provided that if at any time the supply of water falls or runs short of the demand, the person in charge of the water works shall have the power to fix the amount of water used for sprinkling purposes, or he may stop sprinkling altogether until the supply shall be obtained. Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of an offense, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not less than $1 nor more than $25.

SECTION 13. That if any person not authorized so to do, shall open any hydrant, stop- cock, or valve, or fill up any shut-off box, or make any connection, or in any way interfere with any pipe, hydrants, valves, or cock, or engine run, or any apparatus belonging to said water works, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction, be fined in any sum not exceeding $50.

SECTION 14. That it shall be the duty of the committee on water works to have control of and the general supervision of said water works, and they shall attend to repairs of said works. It shall be their duty to purchase all fuel, machinery, pipes, repairs, and other articles as may be from time to time required for the use and benefit of said works.

SECTION 15. The engineer shall promptly report to this committee any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, and he shall report to them and advise with them concerning any needed repairs or recommending any changes or alterations, or any matter deemed by him beneficial to said works and to the interest of the city.

SECTION 16. It shall be the duty of the city marshal to arrest any one violating any of the provisions of this ordinance that may come under his vision, or that may come to his knowledge through any citizen or officer of the city, and take him before the police judge of said city to be dealt with according to the tenor of this ordinance.

SECTION 17. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances, and all franchise heretofore in force in said city of Arkansas City, Kansas, in any way pertaining to water works of said city, be, and the same is hereby revoked.

SECTION 18. This ordinance to be in force and take effect from and after its publication once in the Arkansas City TRAVELER.


Attest: JAMES BENEDICT, Clerk.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.


Office of Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, June 30th, 1885.

WHEREAS, by satisfactory evidence presented to the undersigned, it has been made to appear that the First National Bank of Arkansas City, in the City of Arkansas City, in the county of Cowley and state of Kansas, has complied with all the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the United States, required to be complied with before an association shall be authorized to commence the business of banking. Now,

Therefore, I, Henry W. Cannon, Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby certify that the First National Bank of Arkansas City, in the city of Arkansas City, in the county of Cowley, and state of Kansas, is authorized to commence the business of banking as provided in Section Fifty-one hundred and sixty-nine of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

L. S. In testimony whereof witness my hand and seal of this Office, this 30th day of June, 1885. H. W. CANNON, Comptroller of the Currency.

No. 3,360.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Wanted. A party with about $1,800 to $2,000 wishing to engage in business in Arkansas City, to call on us. We have a special business offerthe right party can make from $1,800 to $2,500 per year. Snyder & Hutchison.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Farmers and Stock Men! If you have any stock cattle, horses, or fat stock of any kind for sale, leave a list of the same with N. T. Snyder, secretary of the Arkansas City Live Stock exchange. We do a general commission business, and if you place description of your stock on our books, it will be sure to sell, or if you are wanting to buy, call on us. Office at present with Snyder & Hutchison.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Steinberger's is the place to buy gasoline and coal oil.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

Brown's DRUG STORE, NORTH SUMMIT ST., ARKANSAS CITY, KEEP A FULL STOCK OF Choice Cigars and Tobacco, Paints and Oils, Drugs, Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumes, etc.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.


You can get bargains in Wostenholm (concave) or Pipe Razor, and my remaining stock of Fancy Lamps will be closed out at cost. South Summit St.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

George E. Hasie & Co., -Wholesale and Retail- GROCERS.

Stockmen, Farmers, and FamiliesIf you want to save money, and be pleased, examine their Goods and Prices before buying elsewhere.

Their Stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries, both Foreign and Domestic, is now complete, and purchasers will find it to their interest to give them a call.

Prompt Attention Paid to Orders.

All kinds of Produce purchased and sold.


Agents for the Jackson Wagon. Best in the market.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.


Office in rear of "33"Kellogg & Coombs' drug store. Residence, Central Avenue hotel. Arkansas City, Kansas. Consultations Solicited.

Orders may be left at Eddy's Drug Store.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

R. H. REED, M.D., Tenders his PROFESSIONAL SERVICES To the Citizens of ARKANSAS CITY AND VICINITY. Special Attention given to Surgical Diseases and Amputations. Office over McLaughlin's Grocery Store. Residence Northwest side of city.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

JAMISON VAWTER, M. D., (Late of the Louisville, Kentucky, Eye and Ear Infirmary.) Physician and Surgeon. Special attention given to Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Throat, and NoseNasal Catarrh. Office in Matlack's building, upstairs. Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

DOCTOR J. A. MITCHELL, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS. Office over McLaughlin's Grocery. I am in the office at night also.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

DR. S. B. PARSONS, HOMEOPATHIST. OFFICE: Rear room of Cowley County Bank.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

C. S. ACKER, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, Late of Chicago. Office and residence in Commercial Block. Prompt attention given to all calls in the practice of Medicine and Surgery, in city or country, night and day.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

M. B. VAWTER, DENTIST. Office, front room, over Matlack's store, Arkansas City, Kansas. Preserving the Natural Teeth a Specialty.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

J. A. LOOMIS, DENTIST. Teeth Extracted WITHOUT PAIN! By the use of Gas. Filling a Specialty. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Office over Cowley County Bank.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

MITCHELL & SWARTS, Attorneys at Law, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

H. T. SUMNER, Attorney at Law, Arkansas City, Kansas. Will Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Office Under Cowley County Bank.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

PHOTOGRAPHS! I. H. BONSALL, Photographer. Corner Summit street and Central Avenue, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

T. J. RAYMOND & SON, Contractors and Builders. Plans and Specifications given on application. Address at P. O. Box 385, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

R. B. BAIRD, CARPENTER AND BUILDER. Estimates Given. Shop on East Central Avenue.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

W. ROSE, Boot & Shoe Manufacturer. Shop on Central Avenue, Opposite Central Avenue Hotel. SEWED, PEGGED, AND CEMENT WORK A SPECIALTY. SATIS- FACTION GUARANTEED.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

JOHN M. MURRAY, Carriage and General Paint Shop. Fifth Avenue, Opposite Star Livery Stable. Best of work GUARANTEED. Orders Promptly Attended to. Best of Reference Given.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

S. C. LINDSAY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE and Notary Public. Special attention given to collecting. Office over Cowley County Bank, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

PONCA AGENCY. Licensed Indian Trader and dealer in DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, and GROCERIES. The Highest Price Paid for Furs and Skins. Stock Raiser and General Dealer. If you want a span of ponies to drive, I have them.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

EMPIRE LAUNDRY. One Door North of Avenue Hotel, Arkansas City, Kansas. Work done in first-class style and on short notice. Repairs done when ordered. W. M. SAWYER.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

TRANSFER LINE. The undersigned has again started the Old Reliable Transfer Line, with increased facilities, and asks the patronage of the public. He is prepared to do teaming of all kinds and a general jobbing business. Two new and commodious wagons put on the route. Prompt attention to business. W. WARD.

Leave orders at Beatty Bros., or Snyder & Hutchison's.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.


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

Leave Orders at Ware & Pickering's.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

My Specialties.

All kinds of WATCH, CLOCK, and Jewelry Repairing.

Special attention given to fine WATCHES.

Engraving upon all articles of GOLD or SILVER.

Coffin plates, etc., FINELY executed.

Charges reasonable and all work fully warranted.

All goods purchased of me engraved FREE.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

Arkansas City Coal Co., -Dealers in- Coal and Wood.

FRINK BROS., Managers.

Canon City, Anthracite, Pittsburg, Trinidad, and Osage Coal.

Office, Corner Summit St. and Central Avenue.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

G. W. MILLER & CO., Offer Extraordinary Inducements to cash buyers of Barb Wire, Cooking Stoves, Gasoline Stoves, Builders' Materials, Hardware, and Tinware. For Tin Roofing, Guttering, and Spouting, they take the cakeCall on them and be convinced.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

My Improved CONDITION POWDERS. C. G. THOMPSON, Veterinary Surgeon, Arkansas City, Kansas, -For Sale by- MOWRY & SOLLITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

STAR MEAT MARKET. McDOWELL Bros., Proprietors. Have always on hand Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats, Poultry, Game and Fish in season. We furnish nothing but the best and ask a trial. Cash paid for hides. SOUTH SUMMIT STREET.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.


THOMPSON & WOODIN, Proprietors.

Daily Hack to Geuda Springs.

Passengers Carried to All Parts of the Country at Reasonable Prices. Special Attention Given To Boarding Stock.

Stable on Fifth Avenue, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

ATTENTION CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS! Having the only Power Wood Lathe, Scroll and Rap Saw In the City, we are now prepared to do Ripping, Rabbeting, Scroll Sawing, and Turning; make Doors and Window Frames, Brackets, Balusters, Odd Sash and Doors, Counters, Table Counters, etc. Your Patronage Respectfully Solicited.

BEECHER & CO., One Door South of Machine Shop.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

Ad by WYCKOFF & SON same as one run for months and months.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

In the City.

The news of the death of Gen. Grant reached this city early on the morning of the 23rd, and was communicated rapidly from mouth to mouth until the sad intelligence was soon known to all our citizens. At noon, on request of the mayor, the business houses were closed, Summit St. presenting a sombre appearance from the heavy drapery suspended from nearly every building. In the evening a meeting was held in Highland Hall, the Arkansas City post of veterans being there in full force. Col. H. T. Sumner presided, and Mayor Schiffbauer was elected Secretary. Rev. S. B. Fleming opened the proceedings with an appropriate prayer. Speakers being called for to express the feeling of the community at the sad loss that has befallen the country, it was determined to postpone all such exercises until the day of the funeral, as the bereavement was too recent for any speaker fittingly to dwell upon our loss. A committee on resolutions was appointed, and also one on arrangements, which latter committee met in the city council chamber the next morning, the mayor presiding. After an informal discussion, it was considered expedient to defray arrangements until the day set for the funeral should be made known, and the proclamation of Governor Martin for the proper observance of the day should be published. It has since been announced that Saturday, Aug. 8th, has been set for the funeral ceremonies, the remains of the illustrious deceased to be buried in Central Park, New York. The funeral will be a national one, and the conduct of the same under the direction of the war department. By order of the secretary of war, General Hancock will take charge of the military arrangements.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

You can buy goods for 15 days only at the Rink Store.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Travel to this city has increased and the hotels are again crowded.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Howard & Collins claim that their companies are the first to settle the claims arising from the late fire.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

John L. Howard has taken John Collins (late of Collins & Perry) as a partner in his real estate business.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

C. M. Scott added 175 acres to his Otter Creek ranche last week by the purchase of Charles Galloway's farm.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

The residence of O. Stevenson on South Summit Street, was sold last week to J. C. Topliff, consideration $4,500.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Councilman Hill returned to the city on Monday; but took no part in the council proceedings that evening.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Wanted. A willing, competent girl to do housework in a small family. Apply to F. P. Schiffbauer, 8th street (east side), two doors north of Fourth Avenue.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Strangers visiting the city will find the Central Avenue Hotel a good place to put up. An excellent table spread, and clean, airy rooms to sleep in.

Our city market is well supplied with fruits and vegetables, and the tables of the Central Avenue Hotel are furnished with the best of the season.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Charles Bonsall, the popular salesman in Grubbs' fruit store, started for Iowa last Thurs- day, to be absent two or three weeks.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

TWO DEATHS. An infant child of J. W. Robertson died in this city on Sunday, and the following day Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blubaugh lost an infant child.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

G. B. Shaw & Co., call attention to their purchase of Edward Grady's stock of lumber, and offer inducements to buyers to close out his yard.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Dexter Eye: Some young ladies of Arkansas City have organized a society and call themselves the "Bantam Hens." A good name. Let us cackle!

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Mayor Schiffbauer is overrun with offers from different parties to supply water works warranted to furnish a stream that will extinguish a fire.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Our baseballists had a practice game on Monday preparatory to their departure for Wichita the following day. Today they play a match game in Wellington.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Special Indian Agent Parsons returned from his trip to the Territory on Monday, having selected a location for the Iowa tribe of Indians just south of the Missourias.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Ed Butterfield returned home last week looking bronzed and rugged. He took a drove of ponies and other stock into Northern Kansas, and succeeded well with his venture.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

William Gall, the architect, who is building the Frick Bros.' brick store and Herman Godehard's new business house, has been sick with malaria, but we are glad to see he is now about again.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Mr. Bonsall has left with us some fine photographic views of the Hasie and Commercial block and of the raging Arkansas in the neighborhood of the west bridge at the time of the recent flood.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

It will pay the man who owns the half circle with S below, on the left side, and Z on left hip, to advertise his brand either in the brand book or the TRAVELER. The owner of the E. B. Brand might also profit by this counsel.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Geo. A. Druitt opened his new restaurant, opposite the Hasie block, on Saturday, and about fifty of our businessmen sat down to his tables on invitation. He spread a first-class dinner, and the table service was excellent.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

John Gibson, one of the fire victims, has leased Perry & Collins' real estate office next to the Leland House, and will open a barber shop as soon as he procures furniture. He has been fortunate in securing a first-class location.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

The president has appointed G. Osborne, of Tennessee, agent of Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe, to succeed Dr. Scott. Also J. L. Hall, Texas, to agent of Kiowas and Comanches, and Fred K. Hoover, agent at Osage Agency.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Rain has refreshed the thirsty earth in many places around us, but the farms of Cowley County have not been visited thus far. On Monday there was a rise of eighteen inches in the Arkansas, which shows that rain has been plentiful in the upper country.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

W. G. Miller & Co., offer bargains in hardware as they want to reduce their stock before moving into their new store. They offer a fine line of kitchen stoves and parlor heaters at cost. This opportunity will be open to the public for thirty days, or until the removal commences. Now is the time for purchasers of domestic and builders' hardware.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

F. C. Deering and Whalen Nelson brought into town last week some noble specimens of water lilies, dug from a swampy place near the canal ditch. The leaves were as large as dinner plates, and the flowers a delicate amber, diffusing a mild fragrance. They would make a noble adornment to a lawn.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

One of our city physicians a few days ago was called to attend an Indian child sick with summer complaint, bilious colic, and numerous other derangements. The mother and child are living in a tent, and the heat is so intolerable during the day that the doctor when under the canvas came near suffocationand the flies, he says, are a perfect plague. He prescribed for the child and has hopes of bringing it through, but he is not hankering after Indian practice.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Prof. L. D. Davis, of the Pawnee Agency, came to town on Monday.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

W. B. Turner, of Bolton, an old friend of the TRAVELER, was in town yesterday and made us a friendly call. He reports his corn doing well, and at present suffering no injury from the heat and dry weather.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

On Monday evening the Kansas Millers made a moonlight excursion down the river, affording her passengers a delightful three hours' ride. Yesterday afternoon four coach loads of excursionists, accompanied with a band, arrived from Winfield, and enjoyed the novelty of a steamboat ride.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Ottawa's proposition to give $5,000 and 160 acres of land to secure the locating of the State Orphan Asylum has been favorably considered. The state board of charities was there on Monday on a formal visit of inspection and individually expressed themselves as much pleased with the surroundings. A decision will be arrived at in a day or two.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Take Notice. All parties knowing themselves indebted to the late firm of W. L. Aldridge & Co., are respectfully informed that I hold their notes and accounts, having purchased the same from W. L. Aldridge & Co. Prompt settlement of these notes and accounts will be required at office of Chicago Lumber Co. D. J. BUCKLEY. Arkansas City, July 27th, 1885.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Preparing for the Cholera. Chamberlain & Co., of Des Moines, Iowa, have received five carloads of bottles so as to be prepared to supply Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhea Remedy, in case bowel complaints or Cholera are epidemic this summer. Their preparation is a success and a great favorite for bowel complaints throughout the northwest. Sold by Mowry & Sollitt.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

To the Public. Having sold out my stock and business to G. B. Shaw & Co., this is to notify all persons indebted to me to settle their accounts within sixty days and thus save an enforced collection. Former patrons will find me in my office as usual as salesman for the purchasers, where I shall be pleased to fill orders. EDWARD GRADY.

Arkansas City, July 27th.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Attention. Having purchased the stock of lumber, together with sheds and improvements, of W. L. Aldridge & Co., we will offer the sheds, coal bins, lime house, and office, also fence, for sale at a bargain to save tearing down. We will also be pleased to see the former patrons of that yard, and will assure them of as honest and courteous treatment as they have been accustomed to receive. Respectfully, CHICAGO LUMBER CO.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Card. We, the undersigned sufferers by the recent fire, desire to express our entire satisfaction with the prompt manner in which our claims were adjusted and our losses paid. We also feel grateful to the agent who carried our risks, Frank J. Hess, for his solicitude and business promptitude in securing the payment of our losses.




Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Proclamation Concerning Dogs.

I, William J. Gray, city marshal, of the city of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, by virtue of authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim and make known that all dogs found within said city without having the tax paid as provided in sections 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 of ordinance No. 5 of the revised ordinances of the city of Arkansas City, Kansas (approved May 29th, 1885), will be shot on sight, after ten days from the date of publication of this proclamation.

Witness my hand this 28th day of July, A. D., 1885. WILLIAM J. GRAY, City Marshal.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

To Lumber Buyers.

Mr. O. C. Rogers, general agent for G. B. Shaw & Co., was in our city last week and while here purchased Edward Grady's stock of lumber. The lumber business of Arkansas City has been pretty well represented all summer, and it was evidently not paying all the dealers. G. B. Shaw & Co., came here to remain in the business, and they now propose to keep low prices lower by offering this stock of lumber bought of Mr. Grady at cost. Mr. Grady will remain in charge of the stock and will close it out for cash. Bargains will be offered for the next thirty days.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Fire Losses Paid.

Frank Hess reports the following claims paid to his burnt out customers.

D. L. Means, $1,000, by the North American.

Dr. Shepard, $800 by the Springfield.

Charley Bundrem, $260 by the New York Alliance.

The losses of Kroenert & Austin and J. T. Grimes & Son are under adjustment. The Commercial Union has paid Charles Bundrem $275 on his refrigerator. This risk was carried by Snyder & Hutchison. The claims of the other losers insured with them are now being adjusted and will be promptly paid.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Fire Insurance Rules.

The following points in insurance are given for the benefit of my patrons.

The use of gasoline in stoves requires a written permit endorsed on policy.

A mortgage taken on property requires a similar permit.

Sale of property voids a policy, but policy will remain valid if transferred to purchaser.

More than five days' carpenter work on a building voids a policy unless the same is endorsed thereon.

Over thirty days' vacancy of a house vitiates a policy unless permission is endorsed thereon. FRANK J. HESS.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

That School Janitorship.

The Republican makes a rambling arraignment of an article published in our columns last week, condemning the method adopted by our school trustees in hiring a janitor. They advertise for bids, thus setting one needy person to jostle against another, the result of which will be starvation wages for the man employed. This we called grinding the face of the poor. Our jejune contemporary says if this plan is wrong, so is advertising for bids to build a schoolhouse wrong. How many of his readers agree with this dictum? The public interest must be guarded where the expenditure of a large sum of money is involved, and an employer of labor is supposed to be able to take care of himself. If a contractor through defective calculation undertakes a job at less than actual cost, it will serve as a lesson to greater caution in the future. But the case is different when needy laborers are in issue. They should be protected from the dilemma our school trustees would lead them into. The poor we have always with us, and the christian duty enjoined on us all is not to increase their burden. Simple humanity teaches that a public board, in hiring a laborer, should pay him such wages as his duties fairly performed are worth, the taxpayers for whom they act being desirous that justice should be done. The Republican, conscious of a weak cause, has devoted upwards of a column to prove an absurdity; but we are safe in saying that not a fair minded person in this school district but condemns the oppression to which we have called attention.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Excursion from Wichita.

We received a pleasant call on Saturday from Frederic W. Sweet and Sam F. Woolard, both of Wichita. These are energetic young businessmen, who for the purpose of making the people of the two cities better acquainted, have arranged for an excursion party of businessmen and their lady friends to spend a day here. Three hundred persons will compose the party, and a special train will carry them hither and home again. The hour of starting is set at 8 o'clock, and Arkansas City will be reached at 10. They have also chartered the steamboat for the day, and propose running short trips down the river. The fame of the saucy craft, the Kansas Millers, has been heralded through the state, and the curiosity of our neighbor towns has been piqued to see this much described boat. The excursionists will leave here at 8 p.m., arriving home two hours later. We bespeak for them a pleasant and profitable day's outing.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Proposed River Trade.

We regret to learn that Capt. Moorhead's failing health has compelled him to resign his command of the Kansas Millers, and return to his former home in Milton, Pennsylvania, with a view to rest and recuperation. His engagement as surveyor on the Kansas City and Southwestern road brought him into intimate relations with our own citizens, and his estimable qualities and usefulness in enterprises of this nature led to his being placed in charge of the construction of our new steamboat. Those best acquainted with Capt. Moorhead part with him with regret, and trust that he will soon return with restored health. Capt. Alton, late of Ohio, has been engaged to take charge of the boat.

We understand it is the intention of the owners to employ the Kansas Millers till the 6th of August in carrying freight to the various agencies. On the date given she will be used by the Wichita excursionists. Then she will take a trip to Fort Gibson, carrying merchandise. Money has been raised to build the barges to form the vessel's towage, and an order given to a Kansas City house to do the work. Thus early in September this pioneer in the enterprise of water carriage to the lower Arkansas, will be ready to tow the product of our mills to an eastern market, and bring back coal, lumber, and other bulky freight on her return voyage.


[Another Note: Have seen Morehead, Moorhead, and Moorehead as name given to the Captain of "Kansas Millers." Believe his name was T. S. Moorhead, and am trying to change all variations to the one last name. MAW 9/4/99]

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

The Lumber Trade.

There have been some important changes in the lumber business of this city during the past week. W. L. Aldridge & Co., have sold their stock and business to the Chicago Lumber Co., and Edward Grady has disposed of his good will and stock to G. B. Shaw & Co. The Chicago Lumber Co., was represented by Geo. L. Pratt, a partner in the Kansas branch of that extensive firm, and G. B. Shaw & Co., acted through O. C. Rogers, their general agent. This reduces the lumber yards in this city from five to three, a number more commensurate with the business of this point. Mr. Rogers is a solid businessman, sound in judgment, and quick in the dispatch of work. He is much impressed with the building activity in this city, and the business outlook for the coming season. In the eastern part of Kansas, the crops will be light, where not a total failure; and he has disposed of a number of yards belonging to his firm, in the belief that progress will be retarded in that section for the next year or two. But on coming west he saw the farmers in Butler, Cowley, Sumner, and Sedgwick Counties had been more liberally dealt with by nature, and here, he says, is where progress will be made. Mr. Strohm will still have charge of the business of the firm, while Mr. Grady will remain in his present office to dispose of his former stock of lumber.

Mr. Pratt's headquarters are at Wichita, and on a brief visit to this city last week, he effected his negotiation with Mr. Aldridge. This consolidates the business of two yards, with Mr. Buckley as manager. The stock of lumber held in this city is heavy, and all effort will be made this season to reduce it to more moderate proportions.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Reforming Our Water System.

The water ordinance we published in our columns last week shows a commendable effort on the part of our mayor, and city council, to improve the management of our water works, and render that sickly institution self supporting. A schedule of rates is imposed, which, if rigorously collected, it is believed will relieve city taxpayers of the burden of supporting our water works system, and placing the cost, where it properly belongs, on the shoulders of those who use water. Hitherto, the whole business has been run with ruinous laxity. People owning garden lots would irrigate quite profusely with three or four hydrants, and their contribution to the support of the water system would be $5 a year. In many cases clandestine connections have been made and families supplied with water without paying for the use of the same. And complaints have been numerous of hydrants being left running all night through the wantonness of children or the wastefulness of adults. The engineer of the water works would find his supply of water depleted, search out the cause, and complain to Councilman Thompson, chairman of the water works committee, or perhaps appeal to the city council for redress. But no penalty was imposed by any city ordinance for monkeying with the water supply so all these minor outrages were endured with a spirit of hopeless resignation.

The method for purchasing fuel and supplies for the engine and other works has often been condemned by the city council, when the bills were presented, and a more economical plan suggested. Instead of buying coal, a few hundred pounds at a time and paying retail prices therefore, it was suggested that a contract be made for carload lots. The city has been paying $6 a ton, while slack coal by the carload could be bought for $4. But no arrangements were made to save expense because the franchise granted to O'Neil was operative, and there was an uncertainty how the water business would be finally settled. It is suggested by some that the council began at the wrong end in passing this ordinance before the above mentioned franchise was revoked; but our impression is it has already expired by limitation. Now that an adequate revenue is provided for, and penalties imposed for fraudulent or wasteful use of water, we hope to see order infused where chaos now exists.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.


Reform That Doesn't Work.

A City Official Who Like the Ghost of Banquo, Will Not Down.

When our city fathers assembled for business Monday evening, there was a large crowd in attendance, attracted evidently in the expectation of witnessing more fun. The mayor presided and Councilmen Hight, Dean, Dunn, Thompson, Davis, and Bailey responded to their names as called by the clerk. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved.

The following bills were acted on: Ed Malone, work on engine house, $35.45, allowed. Ivan Robinson, coal, $12.50, allowed. Referred bill of Chicago Lumber Co., $25.98, was reported favorably and allowed.

The council appropriated $5 to pay five night watchmen, appointed by the mayor on the night of the fire, to guard property.

James L. Huey, on behalf of the insurance men of the city, said the ordinance taxing each insurance company represented in the city $10 a year, is resisted, and the best companies refuse to take fresh business. They say if all the cities where they have agents should impose a similar tax, they could not do business. In this dilemma, the agents of the companies in this city had resolved to present the matter to the council, and ask that the occupation tax levied on them suffice for purposes of city revenue. To drive insurance companies away would be unwise, we have lately had experience of the necessity of placing our property in the hands of reliable underwriters.

N. T. Snyder said not the best companies alone, but all the insurance companies repre- sented here, have ordered their agents to take no fresh business, and not to renew existing policies. They pay a state tax, and this they declare is all that justice demands of them.

Mr. Huey said further that the occupation tax as now assessed would absorb 20 percent of all the premiums paid.

Mr. Dunn moved that the matter be referred to the equalization committee of the council.

The mayor said it was talked by taxpayers that this committee had no right to affix a tax; it must be done by the council.

A suggestion was made that the committee could look into the matter and make recommendations to the council.

After some discussion Mr. Dunn withdrew his motion.

Major Schiffbauer said there was no question of the legality of the occupation tax; its equitable adjustment was the matter to be considered. If the insurance companies resist the assessment and have resolved to withdraw, the business of the council was to consider whether the ordinance should be amended.

Mr. Snyder said a similar tax on insurance companies had been imposed in Emporia, but it was found inexpedient and oppressive, and it had been repealed.

The application was finally referred to the committee on ordinances.

The Frick Bros., asked leave to rebuild scales and office on corner of Central Avenue and Summit Street, or one block west of that location. Leave granted to build one block west.

Pitts Ellis asked permission to put in scales and small sheet iron office on Fourth Avenue, two rods from Summit Street. Granted.

Application was made by the Danks Bros., and Morehead for an appropriation of $200 to pay for a survey of the city and a plat of the same, the purpose being to ascertain the best location for building water works. The petitioners would make a bid for the erection of the works.

This led to a lengthy discussion, in which these objections were advanced: The sum asked for is not in the city treasury; if a favorable location is found, the city has no means to build water works, and bonds, if voted, would not sell. The situation looked hopeless, and the application was laid on the table indefinitely.

Mr. Henderson asked leave to raise his frame dwelling on Summit Street four feet, he intending to cover the roof with tin. Granted.

Mr. Hight called attention to some frame additions being made by W. M. Sawyer, proprietor of the Empire Laundry. His intention was to put in a steam engine, and the work he was doing was in violation of the fire ordinance. The marshal was instructed to enforce the ordinance.

On suggestion of the mayor, the council ordered the street commissioner to put in posts on Fourth, Fifth, and Central Avenues, extending half a block from Summit Street, for hitching purposes. The posts to be eight feet apart and connected with iron rods.

The marshal stated that he found difficulty in collecting the dog tax. The council instructed him to issue a proclamation warning owners of dogs that if the tax was not paid by a given time, the animals would be shot.

Mr. Thompson said many persons had complained to him of the burdensome tax imposed upon some users of water. The tariff on livery stable keepers was too high, it was excessive on barbers, and some hotel keepers were unfairly dealt with. The tax on the Star Stable ($25 for washing buggies and 75 cents for every stall in use) would run up such a bill, that if not modified, the owners would put in a windmill and start water works of their own. Mr. Hilliard, owner of the Fifth Avenue Livery Stable, also complained of the burdensome tax.

Mr. Dunn said he wanted the rates made fair to all, but they should be sufficient to render the water works self supporting.

Mr. Davis said the present tariff would produce a revenue exceeding expenses by $200 or $300; but this surplus would be lost by delinquent taxpayers.

Mr. Hutchins complained that he had made connection with the water main for use in his dwelling house at an expense of $35 to $40. Then he paid a tax of $5 a year; now it was raised to $20. Before he would pay such a sum, he would sink a well and cut loose from the city water supply.

The ordinance was referred to the water-works committee to adjust and equalize.

Mr. Hight wished to know if the mayor had appointed a city attorney to fill the vacancy created by resolution of the council.

His honor said he had not, as City Attorney Stafford was still performing the duties of that office. He doubted whether the right method had been pursued in the endeavor to get rid of that officer. The statute authorized the council to remove any officer for cause, except the mayor, justice of peace, and constable, by a majority vote of all the members. In this case no charges had been made, no opportunity for defense accorded. A mere vote of the council or a resolution to declare the office vacant, the mayor did not regard as a compliance with the requirements of the law.

Mr. Hight contended that Mr. Stafford had been lawfully disposed of. The cause assigned was incompetency, and his removal effected by a majority vote of the council. Proceedings in attainder, or a trial on impeachment were not required by the statute, and legal opinion sustained him in his belief that the office of city attorney was vacant.

Mr. Dean said this wrangle in the council was becoming chronic; the business of the city was not transacted with decorum or dignity. He attributed this discord to the perversity of the city attorney, who was unacceptable to the people and a drag on the council. He had been requested to resign, and he contemptuously refused; he had been removed by a vote of the council, but he still hung on to the office. The speaker did not know of a practicable remedy. If Mr. Stafford could run the city and the council at his own sweet will, there was no need for him (Mr. Dean) to occupy his seat. He gave notice that he should retire from the unseemly contest until some way had been discovered of restoring harmony to the administration of our public affairs.

Mr. Stafford spoke in his own defense. The wrangle being maintained till late in the evening, Mr. Hight introduced an ordinance amendatory to Ordinance No. 4, cutting off the salary of the city attorney. It was read, discussed, and adopted.

John Stafford, the recently appointed night watchman, was removed, the office being in excess of the public need, and assistant Marshal Breene instructed to remain on duty till midnight.

Council adjourned.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Drowned in the Walnut.

The Douglass Tribune of the 24th inst., gives the following details of the drowning of six persons the Sunday preceding while attempting to ford the Walnut.

A party of seven, comprising Anson Carman and wife, their son, Jay Carman, and wife, the wife of another son, and Mr. and Mrs. Kaats had arranged to go over to the Arkansas and spend a few days. They got an early start on Sunday morning, going in two wagons. In the first was Mr. and Mrs. Anson Carman and Mrs. James Carman. Following these, but about a half mile behind, came the wagon which contained Mr. and Mrs. Kaats and Mr. and Mrs. Jay Carman. For several days the Walnut River had been fordable and the rains upon the head of the stream which caused the sudden rise on Saturday night were unheard of and unthought of by the people of the locality. Not once thinking of danger, Anson Carman drove into the stream when suddenly the angry torrent swept the team and wagon from their intended course and bore them down into its mad and eddying current. Hard did Mr. Carman strive to keep the wagon upright and save the lives of his wife and daughter-in-law. For nearly a half mile he struggled with the flood in his vain endeavor to save the lives of those so dear to him, but to no avail. The wagon caught under a leaning tree, and the uncontrollable waters turned it over, drowning the team, and sinking the wagon to which the women were clinging. When Mr. Carman came to himself so as to realize the sad result, he was clinging in an exhausted condition to a snag; companions, team, and wagon gone.

The four who occupied the second wagon being some distance to the rear had no warning of what had befallen those who preceded them. They had not been in hearing distance of their cries and the furious current had carried them out of sight before they reached the ford. Naturally enough, they saw the first wagon had entered the stream and supposed it had crossed in safety and was pursuing the journey out of sight on the other side. Into the deadly water they went and were all lost. The team to the second wagon broke loose and succeeded in swimming to the opposite bank.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Tribute to the Chieftain.

We mourn the memory of America's greatest soldier, the true patriot, the honest, steadfast man who guided to a crowning triumph the army of the union, and established on the broad basis of liberty, equality, and right, this great nation.

No man for a hundred years has been his peer as a soldier, no one his equal to command and conquer, and to his everlasting praise it can be truly declared his magnanimity stands the grandest monument to his fame.

Humanity mourns for the great soul who in the hour of defeat and surrender, said, "These men require their horses to till the soil, to help rehabilitate the land; go home on your parole." The action of this great general will be remembered throughout all the ages. The garlands that humanity, in all climes, will cast upon his bier will fill the world with the sweet incense of the love and respect felt for our illustrious departed chief. And soldiers will delight to tell, in after years, to admiring people, the incidents of their camp life and battles under their beloved general. Take it all in all, his equal we no more shall behold.

Dead! Dead! Dead! No not dead, but living in every act he performed to save this nation; living in every heart, north and south; passing to a better life with knowledge thrilling his great soul that the wounds of war were nearly healed, and the nation at peace with itself, and he the grandest actor of the great drama, blessed alike by the victorious and the defeated.

His words, "this nation was worth the sacrifice made," will stand as the proudest sentiment uttered by man. What man has ever reached his glory? What man has been more universally mourned? Who like him since Caesar and Napoleon has had a fame that reached every portion of the world? Unlike these imperial men, his fame will be more blessed, for his grand deeds were for the liberty of manthe perpetuation of a free nation. Power and conquest do not stain his fair brow.

The historian will place his name with the world's benefactors, and not among the imperial and kingly oppressors, who have been a curse to humanity. Let the great soldier sleep beneath his well earned laurels. Entombed in the souls of our people, to be handed down on the dusky roll of time, to be sung in ages yet to come, as the great man to whom all the world delights to do reverence and honor. H. T. SUMNER.

Arkansas City, July 23, 1885.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Letter List.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

The Flying Dutchman is the only plow that will stick to hard ground.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

An Osage's Counsel.

The following very edifying speech, delivered by White Horse, an Osage Chief, at a Fourth of July celebration, is sent to us for publication, as illustrative of the progressive ideas held and inculcated by some of our dusky brethren. W. P. Mather was the interpreter.

"My red friends and brothers, and to our surrounding white people present here, I am your humble servant, before you appointed to speak. I am compelled to acknowledge I am not worthy to speak to so large a gathering as this, but I shall do the best I can. I am a full blood Osage and uneducated.

"My people of old warned me and all our people that the Indians one day would become as the white people, and we can now see the day approaching fast. Fifteen years ago we were surrounded with buffalo and all kinds of savage game, so that we could live in the old Indian fashion. But that day has passed away, and all we can see now for a remembrance is a few old dry buffalo bones scattered over our plains as a token of what has been.

"My friends, we cannot look to them for support. Your only chance is to educate your children, and take hold of the plow yourselves, get good white people to come in and help you, and let them show you how to work. We must bring up our children to work, and make them useful while they are young. They will then be able to make a good living and have a happy time hereafter.

"Friends, don't let this be your last time of getting together, and having a happy time. This day will come again, and if we are alive, and God in His mercy will permit us, let us try again from year to year, and get this planted in the hearts of our young people and the generations yet to come. Let us today lay down the road for them to treada way that leads up to happiness.

"We will find friends the world over. Our great father in Washington will do all he can for us. Friends, I thank the governor of the United States for sending Agent Miles, who has stayed amongst us eight years. With one voice we are compelled to acknowledge that our agent has done all he could for the poor Indian, and we all regret the day when he will have to leave. But, friends, trust in God, our great Supreme Being, and the United States to help us, if we cannot retain our Agent Miles, who has done so much for our people, to please send us as good an agent, and we will be happy people. This we humbly ask and pray for. So by God's grace I shall end my speech by saying live all in unity together and be happy together and you will prosper."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.




Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

ESTABLISHED 1870. C. R. SIPES, -DEALER IN- HARDWARE, CUTLERY, BARBED WIRE, AND STEEL NAILS. You will never use Iron Nails after using Steel.

GUNS AND PISTOLS. I Keep all kinds of Ammunition.

STEEL SINKS. They are simply perfect.

GREAT WESTERN STOVES. The most popular Stove sold in Kansas.

TINWARE. My own manufacture, and sold very cheap.

CLOTHES RINGERS. You will save money by buying of me.

BIRD CAGES. Best assortment in town.

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

Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

SADDLES, HARNESS, WHIPS, FLY NETS, LAP ROBES, AND SUMMER GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Saddles cheaper than ever. Light and Heavy Harness always on hand. Come and get my prices, as I will not be undersold. T. R. HOUGHTON.

Opposite Leland Hotel, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.


It is a healthy sign when a people becomes worked up over a political issue. A public matter that comes home to the bosoms and business of all, that sets them to arguing and resolving, and even produces bad blood in the most excitable, is as useful to social life as a thunder storm is to physical nature. It puts the life currents of the people in motion, it stimulates an interest in public affairs, it is an educator, and a sovereign specific against intellectual dry rot.

The Cherokees have been in a turmoil the past month or two over the vital question of the disposal of their lands. The nation is divided into two parties over this matter: the Independents, in their platform, declaring against selling one foot of Cherokee land for white settlement; while the Downing party are indifferent about who purchases their soil, their sole solicitude being over the price it will bring. This has been the one subject of angry discussion between the Cherokee Advocate organ of the Independents, and the Indian Chieftain, advocate of the Downing party.

On Monday this matter was brought to an issue in the election of members to the national council. Each candidate for the senate and the lower branch was unmistakably committed to the side he would take, and every Cherokee voter, in depositing his ballot, declared his will in regard to this important land question. The Independents (or according to our political nomenclature, the Conservatives) pledge themselves "to uphold and maintain the existing form of government of the Cherokee people, and to strive to retain the national domain entire, that there may be lands and homes for every member of the nation," this exclusiveness being rejected by their political opponents, who favor the sale of the Cherokee strip, as a means of procuring wealth to stimulate the energies of the nation."

In the Chieftain, a lively discussion has been maintained the past few weeks of what is called "the intruder question." As presented by the writersand correspondence is voluminous on this side issuewhite men are crowding into the Cherokee nation, and the soil is being rapidly absorbed by these intruders. "We are losing our lands at a fearful rate," says one writer, who signs himself J. H. Beck, "by the encroachments of the so-called intruders. We are so addicted to old time customs that we fear to ask council to allot our lands and give us patents therefore, fearing its influence will, in the end, break up our form of government. And so we drift on, no one knowing what he has, and each year he owns less."

The enforcement of the laws seems to be lax in regard to pale face occupants. "It has reached that point," says one authority, "that all a person has to do to establish a right to live in this nation, is to move in here and claim Indian blood, file certain papers with the Indian agent, claiming to be a citizen of this nation, and here he remains."

This evil may be overstated for political effect, but it was turned to good advantage during the canvass. The lesson inculcated by all who dealt on the prevalence of intrudership, was to allot the land in severalty, and obtain patents for the same, then dispose of the remainder to the best advantage and divide up the money among the members of the tribe.

We are apt to regard our red brothers as unsophisticated, but in the arts of the politician they show themselves by no means slow. At this writing the result of the election has not been made known.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.


Preparations Made for the Becoming Observance of the Day.

At a meeting of the Arkansas City Post of G. A. R., held on Saturday, the 1st, inst., the following resolutions were adopted.

WHEREAS, It has pleased an all-wise Providence to remove from our midst our illustrious comrade and foremost soldier of the late war, Ulysses S. Grant; and

WHEREAS, It is our desire as loyal citizens and former companions in arms of the deceased hero, to testify our affectionate regard for his memory; therefore

Be it resolved, That the veterans of Arkansas City Post, No. 158, G. A. R., place on record their admiration of the distinguishing qualities of their former commander-in-chief, his heroic patience under affliction, and his moderation in the hour of triumph; a soldier without passion or revenge, who closed his military achievements and the great civil war of the age without the traditionary horrors of such internecine conflicts.

Resolved further, That as a civil officer of the republic, his simplicity of character and wisdom of counsel added lustre to his successes in the field, and won the confidence, the admiration, and the affection of the entire American people; they believed him to be upright and just, and no error of judgment, or reverse of fortune shook their abiding faith in his integrity.

Resolved, That in testimony of our deep affection, our post-rooms be draped, and the members wear mourning badges for a period of thirty days; that this expression of our sorrow be inscribed on the adjutant's record, and that copies of the same be furnished the city journals for publication.





The following program of proceedings was also decided on.

Services will commence at Highland Hall at 3 p.m.

1. Opening of the Grand Army Post, omitting the usual ceremonies.

2. A voluntary or chant by the choir.


4. Reading the record of the deceased.

5. Response service by chaplain and comrades.

6. Hymn by the choir.

7. Comrades honor the dead (by forming in square around the altar.)

8. Prayer by the post chaplain, the Lord's prayer repeated by the veterans in concert.

9. Chant or hymn by the choir.

10. Appropriate scripture reading.

11. Hymn by the choir.

12. Address by Comrade Walton.

13. Doxology.

14. Closing of the post according to service book.

An adjourned meeting of the citizens' committee was held in the mayor's office yesterday morning, the mayor presiding. Dr. Fowler being called on, said the business before the committee was to arrange a program of civic ceremonies to follow the ritual services of the Arkansas City post, G. A. R. He read the program adopted by the veterans, which would occupy about forty minutes, and then left it to the committee to determine what services should follow.

Mr. Lockley inquired if any arrangements were to be made for a procession to the hall, whereupon R. C. Howard moved that the civic orders and the Arkansas City guards be invited to join the veteran column. The line of march was designated as follows: Form on Summit and Fifth Avenue, march west to Eighth Street, south to 3rd Avenue, thence east to the hall. James Ridenour was designated grand marshal.

On motion a committee of three was appointed to solicit money to defray the expense of decorating the hall, consisting of Messrs. Ridenour, Lindsay, and Lundy. The Ladies' Relief Corps to be invited to do the decorating.

A committee of the Ladies' Relief Corps here entered the hall to learn what part they were expected to perform. On suggestion of Mrs. Ashton, president of the Corps, a motion was adopted to invite the ladies of the city to assist in the patriotic work.

It was also resolved that the city clergy be invited to deliver ten-minute addresses, also Col. Sumner and Judge Pyburn.

Mayor Schiffbauer was invited to preside over the services in the hall, and to notify the gentlemen who are to speak. The music will be furnished by Prof. Duncan, the singers to be selected from the church choirs.

On motion the committee adjourned sine die.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.

At the last meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps of this city, a committee of three was appointed to draw up appropriate resolutions in honor of the fallen hero, Ulysses S. Grant. The committee reported as follows.

Be it resolved, That the death of Gen. Grant has filled us with the most profound sorrow. By his death the country has lost its most illustrious citizen; in war the foremost soldier of his generation, and in peace a wise, broad-minded, and patriotic statesman, the value of whose services to his country and to mankind is beyond adequate estimation; whose life was a splendid illustration of the great principles of fraternity, charity, and loyalty.

Resolved, That as a mark of our respect and affection for our deceased brother, we drape our corps headquarters in appropriate mourning for thirty days.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.

From our Exchanges.

The Winfield Telegram mentions Ivan Robinson's sale of his coal business to the Frick Bros., and suggests that Ivan return, like the prodigal in scripture, and resume his journey along the road to wealth at that point. No doubt the fatted calf will be killed when the hopeful youth presents himself.

Caldwell Journal: Gen. Miles has left the Indian Territory for Ft. Leavenworth. He considers the Indian trouble practically ended but eight troops of cavalry will remain along the Kansas border for some time to give confidence to the settlers. Four troops of cavalry and three companies of infantry will be stationed at Ft. Supply; the garrisons of Reno and Elliott reinforced; and one company of infantry be left at the Cantonment.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.


Inquiring Parties Want to Know What Kind of An Arrangement It Is.

The day following the fire in this city, some enterprising genius, who had no proper regard for the truth, sent the following press dispatch over the wires.

"The largest fire that ever occurred in Arkansas City broke out this forenoon, burning a half block of frame buildings. The origin of the fire has not yet been ascertained. Seven stores, including Kroenert & Austin's wholesale grocery house, and D. L. Means' implement house were burned. Total loss, $25,000; insurance $12,000."

The dispatch further says: "Our water works were a complete failure, as usual, and the city fathers are being censured by everyone."

This was published far and wide in the papers, and very soon an avalanche of letters began to flow in on Mayor Schiffbauer. The mayor of Paola wrote that water works were about to be built in that city, and said, "If you can give me any weak points in your system, the information may be of service to us." The mayor of Lyons, Kansas, said: "I see by the papers that your city has had a fire, the largest that ever happened to you." The writer of the statement says, "Our water works were a complete failure. Water works are something I want to learn about." The writer then asks an infinity of questions, assigning as a reason, "We are getting ready to build water works here; I feel interested in the enterprise and would like you to give me all the information you have."

From Marysville, Kansas, J. A. Broughton, attorney at law, writes, enclosing the clipping given above. He says: "Our town is contemplating the erection of water works by placing a reservoir on a hill to extinguish flames by hydrants. Will you please advise what facilities your city possesses in the way of a water supply, so that we may profit by your experience, and not throw our money away upon something that will prove useless when worst needed?"

Other communications of a similar purport might be given, but the above are sufficient.

To Mr. Broughton's letter Mayor Schiffbauer sent the following reply.

"MAYOR'S OFFICE, Arkansas City, Kansas, July 26, 1885. DEAR SIR: Your com- munication of the 22nd inst., came duly to hand, and in reply I would say, we have, comparatively speaking, no water works here at all; our system consists of a wooden tank, supposed to hold 1,000 barrels, placed on an elevation of about 12 feet of masonry. This tank is expected to be kept supplied by means of a small 4-horse engine and a dilapidated wind- mill; then we have 3 fire plugs, and when we have the hose attached and everything in full blast, we throw water about 15 feet. Thus you can readily see we have no protection from fire whatever.

"In regard to the clipping you send from the Topeka Commonwealth, I have only to say that this evidently emanated from some party in our midst who never attends a council meeting, and in consequence knows nothing about the facts of our water supply. He only aims to kick the city officers when an opportunity presents itself, be the attack ever so unjust. In short, some cowardly cur, and almost every community is cursed with one or more such individuals.

"One year ago our city council made an attempt to secure a good system of water works at a cost to the city of $15,000, but this was opposed by some parties from personal motives, and in consequence the matter was abandoned. Instead, $20,000 railroad bonds were voted in the city to a bob-tail road, which will never be any benefit to the city; and the result is, our citizens have sustained a loss by fire already of about $30,000, and must continue to lose as we have no means at our command to stop a fire, except by tearing out buildings, and this must be done under the most favorable circumstances.

"My advice is, if you build water works, build a good systema reservoir on a hill, if possible, of at least 500,000 bbls. capacity; or, if a stand-pipe system, one of not less than 12 ft. diameter and 100 feet high, with sufficient pumping power to meet all demands, and for God's sake avoid any one-horse water works, as they will be a curse to you during their entire existence, and fully as expensive as a good system. You can profit by our experience. We have strained at a knot and swallowed a whole drove of camels. Of course, the council is to blame, and must have their salary paid in scurrilous articles sent to the daily press by some crank.

"Please pardon a few remarks herein made and accept the whole in a friendly spirit, as it is intended. Believe me, sir. Very respectfully yours, F. P. SCHIFFBAUER, Mayor."

J. A. BROUGHTON, Marysville."

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.

Letters of Administration.


In the Probate Court of said county.

In the matter of the estate of William A. Badley, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that on the 18th day of June, A. D. 1885, the Honorable Probate Court of Cowley County, in the state of Kansas, granted letters of administration of said date, to the undersigned, Calvin Dean, on the estate of William A. Badley, late of Cowley County, Kansas, deceased.

Therefore, all persons having claims against the said estate are hereby notified that they must present the same to the undersigned for allowance, within one year from the date of said letters, June 18th, 1885, or they may be precluded from any benefit of such estate, and that if such claims be not exhibited within three years after the said date, they shall be forever barred. CALVIN DEAN, Administrator of the estate of William A. Badley, deceased.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.

Election Proclamation. MAYOR'S OFFICE, Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas.

I, Franklin P. Schiffbauer, mayor of the city of Arkansas City, by virtue of authority vested in me by law, do hereby proclaim and make known that there will be an especial election held in the third ward of the said city, on Friday, the 14th day of August, A. D. 1885, for the purpose of electing one councilman from said ward to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Councilman O. S. Rarick (short term); and I hereby designate the office of J. Hilliard, west 5th Avenue, as the place of voting at such election. And I hereby designate James Benedict and H. S. Lundy and M. C. Copple as judges and F. Speers and Ed. Kingsberry as clerks of said election. Poles will be open at 9 o'clock p.m. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 4th day of August, A. D. 1885.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.

Ordinance No. 21.

Entitled an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 5.

Be it ordained by the mayor and councilmen of the city of Arkansas City, Kansas.

SECTION 1. That section 3 of ordinance No. 5 be amended to read as follows. That the following license tax shall be collected in the manner provided for in this ordinance.

Auctioneers, $10 to $50 per annum at the option of the mayor, provided that said license shall not be granted at any time for less than six months.

Agents, real estate, per annum: $5.00

Agents, insurance, per annum: $5.00

Agents, loan, per annum: $20.00

Agents, book, per week: $5.00

Agents, map, per week: $5.00

Canvassers, per week: $5.00

Billiard tables, each table, per annum: $5.00

Banks, per annum: $50.00

Banking house or corporation, per annum: $50.00

Bowling alleys, per annum: $25.00

Concerts, for each performance: $3.00

Coal yards, per annum: $10.00

Corn doctors, per day: $2.00

Circus and menageries, per day: $50.00

Doctors, per annum: $10.00

Dentists, per annum: $10.00

Druggists, per annum: $35.00

Express companies, per annum: $25.00

Exhibitions, for pay for each performance: $3.00

Fortune tellers, per day: $5.00

Gift enterprises, for each drawing: $5.00

Hotels: $20.00

Hotel runners or solicitors, per annum: $5.00

Horse dealers, per annum: $10.00

Hackney or livery carriages, per annum: $10.00

Ice Dealers, per annum: $10.00

Intelligence office, per annum: $10.00

Job wagons, one-horse, per annum: $5.00

Job wagons, two-horse, per annum: $10.00

Livery and feed stable, less than five teams: $15.00

Livery and feed stable, over 5 and less than 10 teams: $20.00

Livery and feed stable, over ten teams: $25.00

Feed stable: $10.00

Lung testers, per day: $1.00

Lawyers, per annum: $10.00

Legitimate drama, per day: $3.00

SECTION 2. That section 4 shall be amended to read as follows.

Grocers, per annum: $20.00

Butcher, per annum: $10.00

Furniture dealer, per annum: $20.00

Saddlery and harness, per annum: $20.00

Agricultural implements, per annum: $20.00

Lumber yards, per annum: $25.00

Dry goods, notions, books, shoes, and clothing: $50.00

Dry goods and groceries: $25.00

Dry goods and notions: $35.00

Dry goods who carry jewelry, increase: $5.00

Clothing and furnishing goods: $20.00

Confectioner: $10.00

Restaurants: $10.00

Confectioner and restaurant: $15.00

Confectioner and notions: $20.00

Queensware: $15.00

Queensware and groceries: $25.00

Jewelry, etc.: $20.00

Stationery: $10.00

Books and stationery: $15.00

Stoves and tinware: $15.00

Hardware, stoves and tinware: $25.00

Tinware: $10.00

Hardware and groceries: $25.00

Boots and shoes: $15.00

Gun store: $10.00

Flour and feed store: $10.00

Fruit stand: $5.00

Fruit and game [?]: $10.00

Peddlers and hawkers, per day: $2 to $20.00

Bath houses: $5.00

Barber shops: $10.00

Laundry, hand: $10.00

Laundry, steam: $20.00

Approved August 3rd, 1885.


Attest: JAS. BENEDICT, Clerk.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Ordinance No. 22.

Entitled an ordinance amending section 2 of Ordinance No. 19.

Be it ordained by the mayor and councilmen of the city of Arkansas City.

SECTION 1. That section 2 of ordinance No. 19 be amended to read as follows, viz.:

Banks: $5.00

Barber shops, first chair: $3.00

Each additional: $1.50

Hotels, boarding houses, eight rooms or less: $2.00

Each additional: $1.00

Hotel bath, first tub: $8.00

Each additional: $2.00

Halls and theaters: $10.00

Hydrant supplying sprinkling, ½ nozzle, first lot 25 feet: $6.00

Each additional lot, 25 feet: $6.00

Livery stables, sale stables, first hydrant: $25.00

Second hydrant: $6.00

Third or all additional: $4.00

Lumber yards, without hose: $10.00

Printing office: $5.00

Approved August 3rd, 1885.


Attest: JAS. BENEDICT, Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.

ANDREWS & SWAIN -Are Manufacturing- SADDLES, FLY NETS OF ALL KINDS, -SINGLE AND DOUBLE- BUGGY HARNESS, COWBOY SADDLES, and everything that a cattle man wants to prepare for the spring round-up. Their Stock of HARNESS AND SADDLES will be increased to please their many customers. Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 5, 1885.


Having bought Edward Grady's Lumber yard, we now offer special inducements to buyers in order to close out his stock.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

BRUNSWICK'S CLOSING OUT SALE is the general topic now, and creates Big Excitement. BRUNSWICK -ORDERS THE ENTIRE STOCK OF- CLOTHING, FUR- NISHING GOODS, AND SHOES to be sold in 60 days REGARDLESS OF COST, and ABE ROSENFELD, glad of the opportunity to give his Patrons Bargains never Equaled before, is the very man to sell them out rapidly.


Is daily increasing, the people of Arkansas City and vicinity are alive to their interest, and lay in their winter supply at Such Low Figures. STORE FIXTURES FOR SALE.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Our city lumber dealers all report an active business.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Judge Torrance and wife have gone to Colorado on a pleasure trip.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

BIRTH. Born on Saturday, the 1st inst., to the wife of L. E. Biggs, a daughter.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Travel to the city keeps up its steady flow, and the hotels are doing a big business.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Rink, Rink. Dry goods cheap. You have twelve days to buy dry goods at the Rink Store.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Silas Robinson, of the Belle Plaine Resident, made a flying visit to the city on Saturday, and favored us with a call.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Steinberger has some choice candies, just imported, flavored with the best essences. Young men should treat their sweethearts to a package.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

C. B. Crow notifies our citizens that he is ready to supply them with water by the barrel or load for building purposes or domestic use.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

T. H. Soward, who has quite acceptably filled the office of register of deeds, announces himself a candidate for another term of office.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

BIRTH. H. P. Standley has an addition to his household. A baby in the house is a well-spring of pleasure. The cherub is of the female persuasion.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

H. H. Perry, of the Leland, put a range in his kitchen last week, bought in Chicago, of sufficient capacity, it would seem, to cook for the whole city.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

FOUND. A brooch containing braided hair. The owner can recover the same by calling at the TRAVELER office, and paying for this notice.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Conductor Myers on the Santa Fe has been running both the passenger and freight trains for some time past. His run is between Mulvane and Arkansas City.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

J. C. Armstrong puts his professional card in our columns notifying the public that he has money to loan, and is transacting a real estate business. Mr. Armstrong's patrons may always depend on fair dealing.

CARD. MONEY! MONEY!! MONEY!!! I have perfected arrangements by which I can loan money at as low rates as can be obtained in the state, either upon farm or city security, or upon chattels. I have bargains in both farm and city property. Call on J. C. ARM- STRONG, Real Estate and Loan Agent. Office over post-office, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

A. Hartley, of Argonia, Kansas, called at our office yesterday to order the TRAVELER sent to Pawnee Agency. He has been working as carpenter at that agency the past year, and has latterly been reappointed.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

NOTICE. Saturday, August 8th, being the day of General Grant's funeral services, this is to give notice that, by order of the postmaster general, the post office will be closed from 3 to 6:30 p.m. J. C. TOPLIFF, P. M.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

D. J. Buckley, manager for the Chicago Lumber Co., proceeded to Kansas City last Thursday, to meet his wife's sister, who proposed making a stay with them. But through some failure to connect, the lady did not arrive, and Mr. Buckley returned home unaccompanied.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Capt. J. B. Nipp, our popular and efficient county treasurer, took a trip over the rail on Monday to the Canal City, and during his brief stay was welcomed by hundreds of friends. He announces himself in another column as willing to handle the funds of the county during another term of office.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Robert A. Musson, late assistant superintendent of the Chilocco school, who married lately and went to settle in Comanche County, writes us that he has succeeded in getting a good claim in the southern part of the county, his post office at Coldwater. Of that town he says it is growing and thrifty and has some very good country adjoining.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Ponca Agency is going through a mild revolution. A new agent has been appointed to succeed Dr. Scott, whose family left a month ago. Dr. Quimby, the post surgeon, has been relieved, the Poncas having no funds to pay a doctor; the families of Mr. French and Kendall F. Smith have come to live in town, and the other employees have their grip sacks packed in readiness to flit.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Winfield Telegram: The Farmers Milling Association ask Arkansas City to put up $10,00 in aid of the enterprise. The city council of that thriving town would, no doubt, gladly compromise by presenting the association their city attorney, in the hopes that he might fall into a hopper with fatal results. Stafford seems to be a genuine "old man of the sea."

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

W. L. Aldridge was arrested last week, on the complaint of Annie E. McBride, for bastardy. Bonds were given for his appearance, which was set for yesterday. The case to be heard in Judge Kreamer's court. But in the meantime, the parties came to an amicable understanding, and on Monday, by consent of all parties, started for Winfield, to be bound in the silken bonds of Hymen.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

At the Chilocco school about seventy-five Indian pupils remain during the summer vacation. The boys work cheerfully on the farm and the girls assist the matron in the housework. Mr. Gregory, who has charge of the herd, performs the duties of assistant superintendent, and Mr. Bish and his wife, who have been recently engaged, very satisfactorily purvey for "the mess"comprised of the officers and employees of the establishment. A fine crop of oats has been gathered, and the corn is considered past danger.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Archie Dunn's supply of ice has given out and great is the tribulation of his customers.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

A handsome and substantial awning is being erected in front of the Hasie and Commercial buildings.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

The committee of veterans appointed to raise money to decorate Highland Hall for memorial services, raised $23 in thirty minutes' canvass.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Youngheim & Co., have received some heavy consignments of fall goods. Our merchants are looking for an active and prosperous fall trade.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

The mayor published his proclamation today, appointing Friday, the 14th inst., as the day for electing a councilman to the third ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Capt. O. S. Rarick.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

The new superintendent of the Chilocco school, Walter R. [?B.] Brennan, arrived in town on Monday, accompanied by his wife, and there being some school teams in town, the pair started for their new home after taking dinner at the Occidental.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

The city council chamber was crowded during the meeting on Monday evening, and the sepulture of the hatchet which has been brandished so menacingly for some months was witnessed with edifying approval. Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in amity!

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

A. V. Alexander took his gun during the hottest weather last week, and started out for a hunt in the territory. He got as far as the Willows, and stayed there to ponder the question, "What are we here for?" He returned home next day and told a big story about the number of chickens he had shot, saying he had left his game behind because it had spoiled in the night. He is now in Wichita.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

The way Brunswick is selling out his stock of clothing and furnishing goods creates quite a stampede. Overcoats, suits, and heavy underwear are sold as rapidly as though there was three feet of snow on the ground. Arkansas City people are not slow to catch on to just such bargains as are offered by Brunswick, when it pays a man to pay three percent for money to secure goods while they last at Brunswick's at such astonishingly low prices.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

The Republican charges this journal with slowness in making no mention of the meeting of the Republican County Central Committee on Saturday, a week ago. A notice of the meeting was written and hung on the copy book, but it mysteriously disappeared before it reached the printer's hands. Our neighbor, in a similar dilemma recently, charged the delinquency on a compositor, but we suspect the office cat. It seems the best regulated families are not exempt from accident.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Charley Shupe, the fifteen-year-old boy who was shot through the body by the accidental discharge of a pistol on July 4th, was discharged as cured a few days ago, by the medical attendance, Dr. Fowler. The ball passed through his lung, which organ is now in a fair way of healing. The doctor says: "I used no probe and injected no medicaments, leaving nature to work her own cure. I consider Garfield's hurt was intensified by the boring of a fresh channel by the constant use of the probe, and I thought in this boy's case, I would avoid such an error." But the cases are hardly parallel, as in the martyred president's wound, the ball remained imbedded, while the missile passed clear through Charley Shupe's body. But all's well that ends well.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Degrading Honest Labor.

On Monday evening the school board opened the bids put in by the various eager aspirants after the lucrative position of janitor in the first and fourth ward schools. The very reasonable objection of the TRAVELER to this method of degrading and impoverishing honest labor was cited by some of those present and the belief expressed that the taxpayers of the city did not want any of their public servants reduced to starvation wages. But this irreverence provoked the ire of our educational guardians, and after indulging in some disparaging remarks on the license of a Philistine press, these disciples of a cast-iron economy comforted themselves with the mutual assurance that they understood their own business. The award of the first ward janitorship was made at $23 a month, and that of the fourth ward at $16 a month. The pay of the first ward janitor was pronounced the most shamefully inadequate because he has the frame schoolhouses also to attend to, and has to sub-hire the help of a stout lad. We trust our school trustees are now serene with the consciousness of a work well done.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Law and Order Association.

Union services were held in the Baptist Church on Sabbath evening, which were attended by a crowded audience. After some excellent music by the choir, Rev. J. O. Campbell announced that the meeting was held in the interest of law and order, and to give permanency and effect to the movement, an organization should be effected by the election of officers. The meeting then elected the following officers.

President: W. M. Sleeth.

Secretary: N. T. Snyder.

Executive committee: Messrs. Adams, Barron, Jenkins, and O. P. Houghton.

Prayer was offered by J. P. Witt.

The following resolutions were read and adopted.

Resolved, That we call the attention of the county attorney and the probate judge to the necessity of an immediate investigation of the open and notorious violation of the prohibition law in our city.

Resolved, That we respectfully ask our municipal authority to use all diligence in the enforcement of all sabbatarian laws on the statute book.

Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the city papers, and forwarded to the proper persons.

Brief and effective addresses were made by Revs. Campbell and Buckner, W. M. Jenkins', and Councilman Jacob Hight. Great interest in the proceedings was manifested by the entire audience.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Wm. R. Smith was appointed by the school board at its last meeting as professor of penmanship in our public schools for the ensuing term. This is a step in the right direction on the part of the board, and it is worthy the commendation of the parents for the action taken. As to the selection made, no one can doubt of the fitness of Mr. Smith, as he is a graduate from under the personal instruction of Prof. Henry C. Spencer.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Frank Hess has got into trouble with the city authorities by monkeying with the water ordinance; Mr. French's house, on Sixth Street and Third avenue (of which he is agent), has been visited by unauthorized parties who have made illicit use of the water. Commissioner Brown, to prevent this pilfering, detached the goose neck (the pipe which connects with the service pipe); and Frank procured the services of a plumber to connect it again. He was arrested, and Police Judge Bryant fined him $10 and costs. He has given notice of appeal to the district court.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

We understand that Crocker, a former Iowa greenbacker, and now chief scribe for the Couch party, who edits his paper in "an American bastile," devotes a good share of space to the TRAVELER in his last issue. This pleases him, probably, and certainly does this paper no harm. Ben Butler, whom he applied to, to serve as counsel in his forthcoming trial for sedition, declines the honor of the engagement.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Indians from Chilocco Entertaining Neighboring Cities.

Dr. Minthorn started out on Monday with his Indian scholars, numbering about 85, and employees and attendants, swelling the party to about 100, to be gone three days. The entertainment given at Chilocco at the close of the school was so much approved by the audience that the doctor thought to repeat the program in some neighboring cities. Accordingly he wrote to the clergy in several places offering to give a display of Indian platform talent if board and lodging could be furnished his scholars. The offer was accepted in Newton and Wichita, and our dusky friends are now absent filling their engagement. Half fare rates are charged on the railroad, the Indian commissioner authorizing the outlay. The doctor carries out this project to enlarge the scope of thought of his unsophisticated proteges.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

The Lumber Controversy. A Return Fire.

ED. TRAVELER: In the Arkansas City Republican of Aug. 1st, I notice an article on "the lumber question," gotten up in such shape as to convey the idea that it is an editorial, when, in fact, it has emanated from the fertile brain of our genial friend, A. V. Alexander, and paid for as an advertisement. Now this is the second time this article has appeared in print, and I can no longer remain quiet and permit a confiding public to be duped into buying lumber from this so-called "home concern," which, as fully demonstrated in the past, will charge you exorbitant prices whenever an opportunity presents itself. Look back less than four months, when the writer came to this city with a stock of lumber for G. B. Shaw & Co., and compare the prices at that time with the prices that have ruled since, and be your own judge as to who is deserving of your patronage. What has this home institution, composed of home capital and Kansas wind, done for Arkansas City? True, the genial A. V. was instrumental in interesting some of your citizens in building a few cottages (in order to sell the lumber bills), most of which are now vacant monuments to his memory, and paying no interest on the money invested. Now, what have G. B. Shaw & Co., done? They came here with the best stock of lumber ever brought to Arkansas City, and reduced prices nearly one-half, which has enabled men who were not Rothschilds or Vanderbilts, to build houses of their own, and thus aid to the permanent improvement of the city, as well as to the comfort of many persons.

G. B. Shaw & Co., are here to stay, and I will at all times sell lumber as low as cost of stock and freight rates will permit. They do not pretend to sell at cost, but will at all times give you better grades for the same money than you can get elsewhere.

G. B. Shaw & Co., always give you what you buy, and do not make up for low figures on your extras. If you want to keep the price of lumber within the reach of all, and get honest value for your money, patronize G. B. Shaw & Co., the old pioneers of Southern Kansas.

J. W. STROHM, Manager.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

That Moonlight Excursion.

The Winfield excursionists had a rough experience on the river last week, when they stepped aboard the Kansas Millers to enjoy the romance of a moonlight ride. There were too many in the party, some of the excursionists had large avoirdupois, and the boat resented the invasion by getting hard aground. The Courier "fat man" was on board, and the lean editor left in the office; and he irreverently poked fun at his distressed brother. This is the way our neighbor laughs at our expense.

"Our folks, nearly one hundred and fifty of them, got home from the steamboat excursion down the "Ragin' Rackinsack," at 6:30 this morning, on the regular north bound freight. The trip was not as tranquil as expectedthough one additional romance added spice to the trip and gave a very extensive view of the Nile of America. Then some fellows who hadn't tempered with labor in many suns were made to work like beavers. The boat was too heavily ladena third more people on than should have been, every available space being filled. With 150 on board it was no wonder that the pilot and captain got "all broke up." The boat stuck twice on sand bars and had to be roped off, staying four or five hours at each "stick," the whole cargo helping to extricate it. The whole night, with its balmy breezes and silvery moon, was spent on the river, and the excursionists raked their craniums for amusements, succeeding finely. The Courier's fat man hasn't turned up yetpossibly buried in the sand of the "Arkinsaw," but we look for him this evening, when he will give his history of the trip. The stranding of the boat can be easily explained, and augers nothing against the success of navigating America's Nile. The Juvenile Band was a splendid attraction. The fine music was a source of most acceptable relief and enjoyment.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.


An Undesirable Personage Who Will Not Be Suppressed.

The deadlock in the city council still continues, the collective wisdom of our city fathers in the attempt to disentangle the snarl proving an utter mockery.

It has been suggested that if they meet less frequently and talk less, a less amount of friction might be created. It has even been intimated to this reporter that if he ceased publishing the proceedings of that honorable body, less attention would be directed to our city government, and less perplexity would distract the minds of our municipal Solons.

Last week the council held a stormy session, and all that resulted from their deliberations was placing matters in a worse shape than before. The occupation tax was referred to the equalization committee on the complaint of the insurance agents of the city, and the water ordinance was referred to the water works committee for revision, on the complaint that the tariff bore heavily on certain interestslivery stable men, hotel keepers, barbers, etc. This causes more delay, and in the meanwhile not a dollar finds its way into the city treasury.

Councilman Hight, also, created ill feeling in the mind of the mayor, by his indiscreet and injudicious devotion to retrenchment and reform. He bounced Night Watchman Stafford, whose pay is $25 a month, on the ground that his support was an unnecessary burden on an overburdened treasury. This officer had worn the star but two weeks, he has been vigilant and had made several arrests. As a matter of fact, the fines paid by the misdemeanants he handed in more than paid his salary for the time; so the burden of his pay could not rest down very heavily on the city treasury.

This seems to have disgruntled the mayor; he feels it as a personal affront. He is working without pay; he is ungrudging in his devotion of time and attention to his duties; and he very naturally thinks himself entitled to some slight indulgement at the hands of his brother officials. The citizen who pays the taxes (or is expected to pay them), and look on, knows that correct government cannot be obtained under the most expensive methods, and he is willing to wink at any trifling peccadillo that quiet and efficiency may be preserved. An old axiom says, "Notions thrive in spite of bad government," and there is a saying in the law books, de minimis lex non curat, (the law takes no heed of trifles).

But the worst pill in our municipal pharmacopoeia, is the city attorney. He is a worse element of discord than a green apple to our internal arrangements. He is not wanted, and he will not take himself away. His demand is for specific charges, he declares he will not be suppressed by mere clamor. He seems to have succeeded in making himself odious to the entire community. Petitions have been circulated asking him to resign; a resolution to the same effect received the unanimous support of the council. But these delicate hints he treated with supreme scorn. The council, finding it had a tough customer to deal with, threw away reserve, and its next step was to declare the office vacant. This was supposed to be a sockdologer.

"Time was when the brains were out, the man would die."

But this shot glanced off as harmlessly as the frigate Cumberland's broadsides rained upon the rebel ram Merrimac. The vote of the council being unofficially reported to this disciple of Thomas, he laughed with intense enjoyment, and informed the mayor they had not done with him yet. He still affects to perform the duties of the office; and expresses his clear conviction that he is entitled to the pay.

At the council meeting last week, Mr. Hight inquired of the mayor if he had appointed an attorney to fill the vacancy. His honor replied he had not, as he was unwilling to burden the city treasury with two attorneys. He then declared his belief that the proceedings in ousting that much reprobated official were not in conformity with state, and were hence invalid. Mayor Schiffbauer's understanding of this matter has been explained in our columns before. His reading of the state law creating our city charter is that in removing a city officerother than the mayor, justice of the peace, and constablewritten charges must be presented, and the officer against whom they are preferred, be heard at the bar of the council. This idea has probably been engendered by his honor's readings in history. Our schoolboy imaginations are very vividly impressed with the proceedings in attainder of several British ministers; and the American constitution prescribes an elaborate form for the trial on impeachment of the president. But a strict construction of the provision warrants no such resort to stage effect. The offending official can be removed for cause, on a majority vote of all the members of the council.

Has not a cause been given? Incompetency. Has not another cause been set forth, an inherent cussedness, and a sort of true inward perversity, which set every man against him, and create such friction that the car of our city government cannot roll on with this extremely objectionable passenger aboard. Our British forefathers would duck a village scold, and in this country as well as abroad, a litigious, quarrelsome person can be restrained on a charge of barratry. "General cussedness" being deemed too indefinite a charge to bring against a city officer, a more direct and tangible cause was assigned, and for incompetency the office of city attorney was declared vacant.

Here comes in the deadlock. The irrepressible Stafford affects to ignore the authority of the power that created him, and the mayor encourages his recalcitrancy by refusing to fill the vacant office. The councilmen regard each other in perplexity. Boss Tweed's embarrassing query, "What are you going to do about it?" comes home to them in full force. It will not do to give up, they all declare, in talking over their embarrassment, but no two seem to agree in the manner they ought to proceed. The TRAVELER has no suggestions to make, because the situation is too sensational for a reporter to desire to see changed. In Chicago a heavy snow fall last winter filled up the street and car tracks and seriously impeded commerce. Large bodies of laborers were set to work to remove it, but it was found that after all the shoveling was done the snow was still there. So with our inevitable city attorney. The people may abuse him to their fill, and the council dispose of him in every variety of way; but he bobs up smiling and serene after the most merciless vivisection, and seems rather to enjoy the torture of which he is made the victim. Why don't the president appoint him minister to Siam? The mission belongs to this state.

Since the above was in type, the council at a regular meeting, last Monday, at the request of the city attorney preferred by the mayor, withdraw its charges against that official, on the condition that he tender his resignation. It was alleged that harsh measures had been passed, as an opportunity had not been afforded him to resign before the matter had been brought up in council and the office declared vacant. This method of solving a difficulty and removing friction being approved by the council, on motion the resolution was reconsidered and revoked, and the city attorney requested to hand in his resignation.

Mr. Stafford being called for, made a brief address, in which he said he was the victim of clamor; that a crusade had been engaged against him without definite charges being made, and all the proceedings against him adopted by that body were tainted with irregularity. But since it was insisted that his incumbency in office was the cause of irritation, and his withdrawal was demanded in the public interest, he was ready to sacrifice his own rights and step down and out on these conditions: That his pay be allowed him till the 17th inst., the end of a month in his engagement, and also that he be allowed his fees as counsel in the case of Ward against William J. Gray.

Mr. Hill said it would be more graceful in Mr. Stafford to resign unconditionally and trust to the magnanimity of the council.

Mr. Stafford said the gentleman had not attended council meetings as regularly as he (the speaker) had.

The mayor here interposed with a personal guaranty that Mr. Stafford's salary should be paid to the 17th as demanded, and the fee he asked in the city marshal's case, as the council was bound to protect its own officers, he had no doubt that body would allow. Whereupon the resignation was written out and tendered, as requested, and formally accepted by the council.

John Stafford, the night watchman, who has worn the star since he was declared discharged a week ago, was formally reinstated. Mr. Hight declared he had been too hasty, that his zeal had outrun his discretion, that he regarded it as one of the deadly sins to trench on the mayor's prerogatives, that in future he would keep a watch on his lips, and uppermost in his soul was the saying of our dead hero, "let us have peace."

The curtain was rung down at a late hour with the mayor and councilmen shaking hands all round, the city clerk mounted on the reporter's table singing the doxology in long meter, and the TRAVELER reporter rushing furiously down stairs vociferating that his occupation was gone. It was a good old-fashioned love feast, and melted the hearts of the beholders.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Cannot Be Granted.

We mentioned in our report of the council proceedings, two or three weeks ago, an application made by the Millers' Co-operative Exchange for aid in the construction of their proposed mill. Mr. Gant, who spoke for the delegation, said that Winfield had offered $20,000 in cash, a commodious and eligible site whereon to erect their buildings, and fuel free of cost for five years. But their articles of incorporation required the location of the mill in Arkansas City, and the majority of the stockholders preferred to have the enterprise come here. It was, in fact, an Arkansas City undertaking. He said further that a fund of $50,000 would be necessary to carry out the enterprise, and a donation not exceeding $15,000 from the city would put them in possession of the needed amount. On inquiry from Mr. Hight, the petitioner said a donation of $10,000 would fill their expectations and requirements. The matter was taken under advisement.

Since then a written answer has been given to the Millers' Co-operative Exchange, signed by the mayor and council, denying the request on the ground that the money cannot be raised. Under a state law the city is not allowed to issue bonds to a greater amount than ten percent of the assessed value of the property. Bonds of $20,000 are now outstanding issued in behalf of the water power company, and $5,000 additional to provide a sinking fund. Recently the city voted $20,000 to be issued to the Kansas City and Southwestern railway, and this exceeds the limits imposed by law. An application to businessmen and property holders has been suggested, but the time is inauspicious for any such request. What steps the association will take, with this refusal before them, we are not informed.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Farmers and Stock Men! If you have any stock cattle, horses, or fat stock of any kind for sale, leave a list of the same with N. T. Snyder, secretary of the Arkansas City Live Stock exchange. We do a general commission business, and if you place description of your stock on our books, it will be sure to sell, or if you are wanting to buy, call on us. Office at present with Snyder & Hutchison.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.

Money to Loan

By Jarvis, Conklin & Co., Winfield, Kansas. Interest coupons are delivered when the interest is paid. Privilege is given in paying the mortgage in installments, or the whole loan, any time after the first year. No trouble in finding mortgages when they are paid. Annual or semi- annual interest. We guarantee the cheapest rates. Do not fail to call and see us if you are thinking of making a loan.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.





Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.

I hereby announce myself as a candidate for re-election to the office of Register of Deeds of Cowley County, subject to the will of the Republican County Convention.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.

I beg to announce myself as candidate for re-election to the office of county treasurer of Cowley County, subject to the choice of the republican county convention. J. B. NIPP.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.

I beg to announce myself a candidate for re-election to the office of sheriff of Cowley County, subject to the choice of the republican county convention. GEORGE H. McINTIRE.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.

We are authorized to announce S. J. Smock as a candidate for election to the office of county clerk, subject to the decision of the Republican convention of Cowley County, Kansas, on September 19th, 1885.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.

I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of Clerk of Cowley County, subject to the will of the Republican nominating convention to be held at Winfield, Sept. 19, 1885. Respectfully, J. G. SHREVES.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.

EDITOR TRAVELER: Please announce me as a candidate for re-election to the office of County Clerk, subject to the Republican county convention of the 19th of September.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.


The irritation of the Cheyennes was caused by the attempt of Agent Dyer to carry out the order of Commissioner Atkins, to enroll the members of the tribe as a basis for the issue of rations. The braves gathered around the agency threatening the agent's life, and spreading panic terror through the border settlements, it being supposed they were about to take the war path. A large military force was gathered there to restrain them, and Gen. Sheridan was sent to the seat of the trouble to deal effectively with the insurgents. The presence of this redoubtable chieftain had a mollifying effect on the truculent redskins, and they submitted to enrollment without further protest. The actual count of the Cheyennes showed 3,377 members of the tribe, instead of 5,000, which number had hitherto been supplied with rations; and of the Arapahoes there were 1,300, instead of 2,360, as the ration table had hitherto reported. Those who have lately been employed at the agency are positive in their belief that both tribes contain more individuals than were enrolled, they supposing that a considerable number absented themselves from the reservation rather than take part in a proceeding they despised.

This affords fruitful matter for reflection. With the rations of these tribes cut down more than one-third; the lease money, amounting to $70,000 a year, cut off; and the herds of the cattlemen, which have afforded them many a surreptitious meal, beyond their reach, now how are they going to supply their wants? It was urged that the border settlements were endangered by the irritation produced by the presence of the cattlemen and their herds. Will these turbulent Cheyennes be any less restive when incited to mischief by unfed stomachs?

It has been alleged that the Indians were cajoled into granting these cattle leases by their former agent, John D. Miles; that he was beneficially interested with the stockmen, and practiced the arts of collusion to procure the use of the Indian pasture lands for these intruders. Those best informed of the facts know how entirely untrue is this allegation. Agent Miles was sincerely devoted to the interest of the red men committed to his charge, and was constantly employed devising measures to arouse them from their mental lethargy, and enlist their interest in some useful pursuit.

The life of a wild Indian on a reservation is a wearisome blank. He has nothing to do, nothing to occupy his thoughts, no plans to work out for the future. He loafs about his tepee smoking and whittling; he runs pony races in the hot sun till tired of the excitement, and then returns to his uncomfortable home and quarrels with his wives because they are less expert in housekeeping than the wives of the government employees. The Texas cattle range ran past the Cheyenne and Arapahoe agency, and Agent Miles would take frequent occasion to suggest to the most hopeful of his wards that they could raise "spotted buffalo," like the pale faces, and gain many shekels by sending them to market.

During a stay of this writer at the agency about twelve years ago, a progressive Arapahoe chief, called Cut Finger, visited Agent Miles, to discuss the details of embarking in the cattle industry. The agent encouraged him all that was possible. He promised to procure a number of cows and yearlings to start the herd, to furnish lumber from the mill to put up necessary buildings, and to help them save as much hay as they wanted to tide over any stress in the winter. The chief went away highly elated with these propositions; but he could not stir up his young men to any interest in the enterprise, and it died out as so many useful projects expire, where you have intellectual dry rot for a foundation.

As the next best resort, the agent suggested cattle leases. This would bring money into their hands, which they all coveted so eagerly, and bring under their daily observation an example of white man's ways, which Agent Miles thought might have wholesome and stimulating effect. As the suggestion imposed no labor or mental exertion on the red men, they readily fell in with it. The leases were drawn up, the herds turned in to graze, wire fences put up; the rent for the pasture lands being paid regularly.

But the idle, profitless lives of these Indians still oppressed them, and in assigning a cause for their uneasiness, it was charged upon the cattle leases. Gen. Sheridan was sent to look over the ground, and finding that irritation existed, he also assumed it was the presence of the cattlemen, and recommended their removal with their herds. This was decreed by the president, and in two weeks from this date, if the executive order is heeded, the Cheyenne pasture lands will be depopulated of their bellowing herds. And then what will have been accomplished? Will the mind of the restive Cheyenne brave taste restful content? Will our border settlements be secure from inroad and violence? The statesmanship of the adminis- tration is resolute and Jacksonian, but what will the harvest be, will take no great while to declare itself.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.

Ex-Secretary Teller was in Washington a few days ago, and in an interview with an associated press reporter, denied that the leases to the cattlemen as first granted by the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes, in 1883, had ever been sanctioned or recognized by him as secretary of the Interior. He says he specifically stated at the time, and incorporated his statement in his reports of 1883-1884, that the government reserved the right to interfere with the cattlemen and remove them whenever it became necessary, either of his own motion or from complaints of the Indians. In this connection he announced to the cattlemen that if such occupation proved agreeable to the Indians, the government would not interfere with possession. The Senator is of the opinion that much good has been done the Indians by meeting the cattlemen, having been taught how to herd cattle and in other ways made familiar with actual business.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.


Proclamation of the President Requiring the Fences Removed.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. The following proclamation by the president was issued today.

WHEREAS, public policy demands that the public domain shall be reserved for the occupancy of actual settlers in good faith, and that our people who seek homes upon such domain shall in nowise be prevented by any wrongful intervention from the safe and free entry thereon to which they may be entitled; and

WHEREAS, to secure and maintain this beneficial policy, a statute was passed by the Congress of the United States, on the 25th day of February, 1885, which declared to be unlawful all inclosures of any public lands in any state or territory to any of which land included within said enclosure a person, party, association, or corporation making or controlling such inclosures had no claim or color to the title made or acquired in good faith, or an asserted right thereto, by or under a claim made in good faith with a view to the entry thereof at the proper land office; and which statute also prohibits any person by force, threat, intimidation, or by any fencing, inclosure or other unlawful means, preventing or obstructing any person from peaceably entering upon a settlement or residence on any tract of public land, subject to settlement or entry under the public laws of the United States, and preventing or obstructing the free passage and transit over or through such public land; and

WHEREAS, it is, by the fifth section of the said act, provided as follows, that the president is hereby authorized to take such means as shall be necessary to remove and destroy any unlawful inclosure of said land and employ civil or military force, as may be necessary, for that purpose; and,

WHEREAS, it has been brought to my knowledge that unlawful inclosures and such as are prohibited by the terms of the aforesaid statute exist upon the public domain, and that actual legal settlement thereon is prevented and obstructed by such inclosures and by force, threats, and intimidation,

Now, therefore, I, Grover Cleveland, president of the United States, do hereby order and direct that any and every unlawful inclosure of the public lands, maintained by any person, association, or corporation, be immediately removed, and I do hereby forbid any person, association, or corporation from preventing or obstructing, by means of such inclosures or by force, threats, or intimidation, any person entitled thereto from peaceably entering upon and establishing a settlement or residence upon any part of said public land, which is subject to entry and settlement under the laws of the United States, and I command and require each and every officer of the United States upon whom the duty is legally involved, to cause this order to be obeyed, and all provisions of the act of congress herein mentioned to be faithfully enforced. GROVER CLEVELAND.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.


Fight Among Cowboys.

FT. RENO, INDIAN TERRITORY, August 17, 1885. A letter from Erin Springs to the press reporter furnishes the news of a desperate fight between cowboys which occurred yesterday at the ranch of Frank Murray, thirty-five miles southeast of here in the Chickasaw Nation. A party of twenty-five cowboys rode up to the ranch and fired a volley of about one hundred shots at the boys inside the cabin, with whom they had previously quarreled over branded stock. The boys inside being well armed retaliated, dropping dead Dick Cavat and seriously wounding Dick Jones and Bob Woods, of the attacking party. It is known that serious trouble has been brewing between the two factions for many weeks, and this killing makes four persons shot dead at this ranch since last April. Cavat, the cowboy last killed, is said to have been a bad character, while Woods and Jones are equally as notorious.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.


The Winfield Courier has found "an eligible widower" who is about to take unto himself a better half. The local remarks on this with the profundity of a Martin Farquhar Tupper: "It is better to live with a good woman than to endure single woe. This should be rigidly enforced by a city ordinance."

Burden Eagle: Mrs. J. A. Cooper, of Harvey Township, while cutting kindling, received a splinter in the eye, causing loss of sight. A specialist has been engaged to operate upon the injured organ. It is possible to save the ball, but scarcely possible to restore the sight.

Wiley & Harkins on Friday shipped ten carloads of beef cattle for the Kansas City market.

Udall Sentinel: There is nothing that pays the farmer so well in Southern Kansas, for the amount of ground used, as a blackberry patch. One acre of the blackberries, only half cared for, will yield the owner a revenue of from $100 to $125, besides what he would use for his own family.

Atchison Champion: Georgia has furnished Col. Graboski, the present superintendent of the Lawrence Indian school, and an ex-Confederate Georgian, with a full corps of Georgia instructors, to take charge of the Chilocco school.

Wichita Eagle, the 15th: Mr. D. F. Alexander is back from Belle Plaine and says the contract for grading sixty-one miles of the C. M. & A. was let on Thursday. Mr. Alexander took twelve miles and the remainder was let out in contracts of ten miles each.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.

Territory Cattle.

FT. SCOTT, Aug. 14. Two train loads of cattle from the Indian Territory, numbering 900 head, passed through this city tonight en route to Chicago, being the first to make their exit from the Territory under the president's order. These cattle were brought over the St. Louis, Ft. Scott and Wichita railroad from the ranche of the Austin Cattle Company, 165 west of Anthony, Harper County. The trains made an average of nineteen miles an hour from Anthony to Ft. Scott. The St. Louis and Wichita road have secured a driveway from the Territory line to their stock yards at Anthony.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.

Curbing and Guttering.

Resolutions of the city council of the city of Arkansas City, in the county of Cowley, and state of Kansas, in reference to certain curbing and guttering on Summit street in said city.

WHEREAS, in our opinion it has become necessary, for the benefit of public health of said city, as well as from other causes, that a system of curbing and guttering be constructed along a portion of Summit street in said city, Therefore

Be it Resolved, 1st, That suitable curb and gutter be caused to be constructed on Summit street, on the east side of blocks seventy-nine, eighty, and eighty-one, and on the west side of blocks sixty-seven, sixty-eight, and sixty-nine, all abutting on said Summit street.

Resolved, 2nd, That the city contract for the performance of said work, and that the cost therefore be equally pro-rated among the lot owners abutting on said street within said blocks. That such amount shall become a debt against each of said lots and payable to said city; and said debt shall, from the time of completion of said work, become a special assessment, and shall be certified by the city clerk to the county clerk of Cowley county, state of Kansas, to be by him placed on the tax roll for collection, subject to the same penalties, and collected in like manner as other taxes are by law collected.

Be it ordered that these resolutions be published in the Arkansas City TRAVELER for four consecutive weeks.






City Councilmen.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 19, 1885.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Foster's Circus will be here next Monday.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Fred Barrett is suffering from a severe attack of malarial fever.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Will Smith, with Hasie & Co., is another victim to malaria.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

A. V. Alexander returned from business yesterday, feeling symptoms of malaria.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

T. M. Finney, trader at the Kaw Agency, spent a day or two in town last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Just received at the Rink store, a large line of Louisdale muslins, which you can buy at your own price.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Charley Schiffbauer returned to town last Friday from a visit to his trading house at Gray Horse.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

The steamboat Kansas Millers is reported stranded on a bar near Ponca Agency, with a load of flour aboard.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

The rock foundations left standing in the "burnt district," are being used in mending the road leading to the depot.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Herman Godehard's store and G. W. Miller & Co.'s store are approaching completion, and the owners will begin moving in next week.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

E. D. Eddy has put a new flooring to his awning, and has painted his store front, thus effacing the damage he sustained by the late fire.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Maj. Fred Lyman, the irrepressible Bohemian, whose facile pen has boomed many a western town into growth, is spending a few days in the city.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

A. V. Alexander & Co., last week sold a heavy bill of lumber to Hale & McCague, traders at the Osage Agency, to build comfortable quarters for their employers.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Snyder & Hutchison, a few days ago, sold C. M. Scott another piece of land, 427 acres in extent, the property of A. T. Stewart, of Kansas City, to add to his cattle ranch.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Miss Eva Woodin, teacher at the Pawnee Agency, has been spending the past week with her parents in this city. The lady returns to her field of labor on Monday next.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Charley Bundrem has leased Dr. Chapel's new store for a meat market, and C. W. Ransom, from Lockport, New York, will open Bishop's store with fancy goods and notions.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Rev. Sanders, the Baptist pastor of Wellington, and Rev. J. H. Reider, the Baptist preacher of Winfield, were in town yesterday, and took dinner with their clerical brother, Rev. F. L. Walker.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Don't forget the lawn social at the residence of N. T. Snyder, on Friday evening next, and the grand lawn illumination. Ice cream, peaches, and cream, and other refreshments will be served. All are invited.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

The city council on Monday evening determined to hold only regular meetingsthe first and third Mondays of the month. City affairs are running smoothly now, and weekly meetings are no longer considered necessary.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Joe Sherburne has for years been driving a favorite pair of roadsters, which have been petted and fondled as members of the family. The docility and intelligence of the animals corresponded with the good treatment they received. Last week one of the ponies took sick and on Monday it died, and great is the tribulation in the household of the Ponca trader.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Postmaster Topliff will soon begin the erection of a two-story and basement store on Summit Street, just south of the Hasie block, its dimensions fifty feet by one hundred. Mr. William Gall has the contract to put up the building, and is now busy on the plans. The south wall will be of stone and the front of pressed brick. It will be a fine addition to the present elegant block.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

The young ladies of the fifth class of the Presbyterian Sabbath School, propose to give another lawn sociable on Tuesday evening on the ground of the pastor, Rev. S. B. Fleming. The festivity given by these ladies a month ago, was truly enjoyable and was pronounced the most successful of the season by those who participated. They propose to surpass themselves in their next endeavor, and invite their friends in the confident expectation that they will pass another happy evening.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Capt. J. S. Hunt announces himself desirous of re-election to the office of county clerk. He has performed his duties for some time with ability, and his unfailing courtesy and promptitude to those having business in the county clerk's office have won him many friends. The captain will have to bestir himself, as rivals are disputing the prize, but our old friend is long-headed, a diligent worker, and has the advantage of being on the inside.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Fitch & Barron have moved their furniture warehouse to Hollaway's drug store on Fifth Avenue.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

S. P. Steinberger is negotiating with the Frick Bros., for the lease of their store. Dr. Baker talks of furnishing an office in the upper floor of the building.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

It is talked that A. A. Newman and C. D. Burroughs, of Chicago, will this fall put up a double-fronted building just south of Grady's coal yard.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

T. H. McLaughlin has purchased the property adjoining his new store building of Mr. Cox, and will erect a double store with a frontage of fifty feet.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

The great auction sale of dress goods, pants goods, clothing, piece goods, etc., at the Rink Store will commence on Saturday nest, the 22nd, and continue until the entire stock is closed out. Ladies are especially invited.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Messrs. Plate and Quigley, who visited our city with the view of furnishing water and gas works, finding their offer was not approved at the citizens' meeting, on Friday evening, returned home the next day.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Postmaster Topliff wishes to inform our readers that the post office at Salt City has been discontinued. All mail matter directed to that office will be sent to Geuda Springs for distribution.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

The Democrat finds intense satisfaction in the loss brought upon cattle owners by the injudicious action of the president. As most of our businessmen have money invested in this industry, this recreancy of a home journal is insult added to injury.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

The change in time in arrival and departure of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe trains, and the corresponding change in the time of closing the mails in our city post office (which went into effect on the 12th inst.) Will be found noted in our time table.

Time Card of the A. T. & S. F. R. R.


Accommodation: 8:05 p.m.

Passenger: 12:10 p.m.


Accommodation: 6:00 a.m.

Passenger: 2:45 p.m.

MAILS. Arrive daily, except Sunday, at the post office at 12:20 p.m. Mails going north close at 2:10 p.m. The post office will be open on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Mr. William Nolan, who started in the produce business and showed himself an energetic businessman, has removed to Leavenworth, as he could not find a suitable location here. We regret to part with a useful citizen and paying subscriber, but this is a world of farewells.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Kingsbury & Barnett announce their readiness at the Post Office book stand to supply the literary and aesthetic wants of their patrons. They have a choice and extensive stock of all that appertains to their line of business, and we predict for them gratifying success.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

The contract to build the lunatic asylum at Winfield has been awarded to J. Q. Ashton, of this city, his bid for $19,000 [? NOT SURE OF FIGURE...COULD BE $19,060 OR $19,080 ?] being the lowest put in. This provides for the erection of the main building and the right wing. The time allowed for the completion of the work runs till next spring.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Joe Sherburne on Friday drove 125 fat steers to Hunnewell for shipment to Kansas City. He spent Friday night in town. He declares he has no fears of his lease being interfered with, a petition to the President, signed by every male Ponca, having been forwarded to Washington setting forth their entire satisfaction with the contract.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

J. G. Shreves places his name among the list of aspirants to county office. He has been eight years a resident of Cowley county, is an industrious farmer of good intelligence, served honorably in the war, and has been a consistent republican since the organization of the party. He has been in the field the last week or two and expresses himself much encouraged at the treatment he received.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

The Republican is in small business endeavoring to misrepresent the remarks of this journal in reference to Amos Walton. In reporting the Grant memorial services in the hall, we expressed a regret that Comrade Walton turned his back on the audience, thus rendering his remarks inaudible. Those on the stage who heard his address say it was able, touching and appropriate. The Republican, with pitiful captiousness says: "It is true Mr. Walton only partly faced the audience, but we must remember that his address was to his comrades." This writer sat among the veterans, and it was upon these very men that the speaker unwittingly turned his back. What our neighbor is to gain by malicious misrepresentation in this case, when Bro. Walton and this writer are members of the same post of the G. A. R., is not obvious to common sense.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

State Encampment.

The grand encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, for the State of Kansas, holds its annual session at Topeka, September 29, 30th, and October 1st next, and the annual encampment of the Kansas State Militia is set for the 28th, 29th, and 30th of September and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of October in the same city. A rate of one cent per mile round trip will be made from all stations on the A. T. & S. F. System in Kansas to Topeka and return on the dates mentioned.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Attempted Suicide.

A waiter in the Occidental, named Dora White, on Monday attempted to shuffle off by taking the morphine road. The desperate girl swallowed four grains of the deadly drug, and had fallen into a comatose state, before her condition became known. Dr. Acker was hastily summoned, who, with difficulty, recalled her to consciousness, and administered an emetic, which had the effect of relieving her stomach of its dangerous contents, thus saving the use of the stomach pump. An unfortunate love entanglement is said to have been the cause of this attempt upon her life.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Sunday School Lectures.

Mr. Ingalls (State Sunday School evangelist) will begin a series of lectures Tuesday night, the 25th inst., and continue over Lord's day, at the Christian Church. . . . J. P. WITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.


Enforcement of Ordinances Discussed. Other Business Transacted.

At the council meeting on Monday evening, the mayor and six councilmen were present, Dunn and Hill being absent. The vote of the third ward was canvassed, and A. D. Prescott declared elected. He presented himself and took the oath of office.

The following bills were acted on.

H. Godehard, $6.65, allowed.

Chester Hill, $1, rejected.

G. W. Cunningham, $133.65, of which $24.87 was allowed, the rest held under advisement.

Danks Bros., $54.32. This was for repairs to the engine of the water works. Bill deferred for further consideration.


A batch of James L. O'Neil's bills was introduced, aggregating $85.07. The clerk also read a communication, claiming $20,000 damages from the city by O'Neil for refusing to allow him to build and operate water works under a contract made with the city council. The matter was discussed and this claim for damages pronounced a mere bluff, as he had not been restrained from building water works. The mayor read a reply he had prepared to this communication, offering in behalf of the council to allow the bills, on condition that O'Neil return the books and accounts of the city unlawfully in his possession and withdraw this claim for damages. The letter was approved and the clerk was instructed to return Mr. O'Neil's communication.

Claim of T. J. Stafford (ex-city attorney) of $20 for defending W. J. Gray, in a replevin case, was allowed.

A letter from one Thompson, of Ohio, offering to sell a small steamboat of 20 inches draft, to ply on the Arkansas River, was read and tabled.

Rev. Witt and Alex. Wilson notified the council that the board of education of this city, at a recent meeting, had levied a tax of two mills, making the total tax for general school purposes ten mills, which was approved.

Dr. Kellogg complained of the excessive rate charged in the water schedule for sprinkling lawns. He said it was inequitable because livery stable keepers used water profusely all day long, while the owners of lots were restricted to one hour per day. The applicant owned three lots and was assessed $18 for sprinkling, while livery stables paid but $25. Unless the tariff was modified, he gave notice that he should cease to use water for sprinkling purposes.

Mr. Dean said the price had been fixed thus high to discourage lot owners from using water on their lawns. No action was taken on the application.

The mayor mentioned the violation of a city ordinance by W. M. Sawyer, in building a frame addition to a dwelling within the fire limits. He had been arrested a number of times and fined on each occasion by the police justice, which fines were pending on an appeal of the case to the district court. As Mr. Sawyer pleaded a tacit understanding with the council, his honor desired to know whether it was the will of that body that the ordinance be enforced in his case.

Mr. Hight said, if he understood the will of his fellow members, it was their desire that the ordinance be enforced. He had noticed in Mr. Sawyer a disposition to antagonize the council and its ordinances. If he had acted with less precipitation the present trouble might have been avoided. Before he had proceeded so far with his building, he (the speaker) had promised his influence to have the ordinance modified. But Mr. Sawyer had repelled friendly overtures, and attempted to bulldoze his way through. Others had applied for a similar indulgence and been refused, and this flagrant disregard of municipal law was being watched with interest by scores, some of whom avowed their intention to offend in the same manner if Mr. Sawyer came out ahead in the present contest. It was incumbent on this body to assert its authority, or quietly submit to Sawyer bucking it off the track. To give him immunity will be according license to all. He reminded the council that at its last meeting a petition numerously signed had been presented asking a change in the fire limits; also a remonstrance, bearing fully as many names, against the same. Both were tabled. The council had defined the fire limits at the request and suggestion of many of our largest property holders, and they deemed it wise to make no change. Municipal law is positive lawsome writers call it divine lawand it must be maintained. Mr. Sawyer has started out to set it aside, and the issue is now forced on them to compel him to obedience, or give up all further attempt at running the city.

On motion the mayor was instructed rigidly to enforce the ordinance.

The mayor stated to the council that at a meeting of citizens held a few evenings ago to consider a proposition to build water and gas works for the city, a committee of three had been appointed, to act in conjunction with a committee from the council, to suggest the most expedient means of providing the city with a water supply. He believed it was expected that the committee, or some members of it, should visit neighboring towns to see how their water systems worked, and he submitted it to the gentlemen whether any portion of the scant city funds could be profitably devoted to any such use. On motion the mayor was authorized to appoint a committee with the understanding that no money would be furnished to pay any expenses it might incur. The mayor appointed Messrs. Thompson, Dean, and Dunn, and the council added the mayor to the committee.

Adjourned till the next regular meeting.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Election in Third Ward.

The special election in the third ward for councilman, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Capt. Rarick, resulted in the election of A. D. Prescott. Capt. Rarick allowed his name to be used in opposition to that of the successful candidate, but he avowed himself disinclined to municipal office, and a knowledge of this fact withheld the support of a number of his friends. The vote cast was a light one: Mr. Prescott receiving 59 votes and O. S. Rarick 9. Mr. Prescott will make a useful councilman; his property interests giving him a due sense of the necessity of good government, and his knowledge of affairs aiding him in the deliberations of the council. With Messrs. Thompson and Prescott, the third ward is well represented, and we may trust to having a quorum present when a meeting is to be held.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.


A Proposition to Erect Water and Gas Works Considered in a Citizens' Meeting.

Agreeable to the call of the mayor, about one hundred of our citizens assembled at Highland Hall on Friday evening, to listen to the proposals of Theodore Plate, of St. Louis, and J. B. Quigley, of Belleville, Illinois, to construct gas and waterworks in this city, and to express their views on the same. Precisely at 8 o'clock, Mayor Schiffbauer called the meeting to order and proposed that James L. Huey be appointed chairman. This motion being approved, N. T. Snyder was then chosen secretary of the meeting.

Mayor Schiffbauer being called on to explain the object of the gathering, said he had been corresponding with the gentlemen above named for some time, and since their arrival in the city, at noon the previous day, had been put full in possession of the nature of their offer. They were men of ample means, fully able to carry out any undertaking with our citizens they might embark in, and experienced in the construction and conduct of gas and waterworks. They proposed to furnish the city both water and gas, and asked no aid in erecting the machinery. He (the speaker) had been favorably impressed with the offer made by the gentlemen, and he would describe it as well as he was able to the citizens present.

For the supply of water they propose to put in two duplex compound pumps, so arranged as to be run separately or together, and capable of raising one million gallons of water every twenty-four hours. These pumps will be run by two boilers, also to run separately or together, capable of running both pumps at their full capacity with easy firing. They agree to furnish 14,000 feet of standard iron water pipe, 2,250 feet of which is 8 inches bore, to be laid along Summit street, the size of the remainder of the pipe to be determined by the requirement. The stand pipe will be made of the best boiler iron, 8 feet in diameter and 100 feet high. The city is required to take sixty fire plugs at a yearly rental of $50 each.

The quality of the gas to be furnished by these gentlemen will be standard, or 16 candle power, and the city will be required to take thirty street lamps at a yearly cost of $30 each. The price of the gas to private consumers will be $2.75 per 1,000 feet for the first 5,000 feet daily consumption, and this price to decrease two cents per 1,000 feet until the daily consumption shall reach 55,000 feet, when the price will be and remain at $1.75 per 1,000 feet.

The parties ask fifteen days to file an unencumbered real estate bond in the amount of $20,000 in each franchise of the contract, and as a guaranty that the works shall perform the requirements of the test. They engage to throw a stream of water 50 feet high from any fire hydrants the council may select, from the standpipe pressure alone, the pumps not to run at the time of the test, and to throw water 85 feet high, with 65 lbs. of steam, independent of the standpipe pressure.

They further engage to have both gas and water works completed and ready for testing by the first of January next.

A pause followed this statement of the mayor, and the chair then asked for an expression of opinion.

Major Sleeth arose and said the great want of the community was pure water; but it was necessary first to determine where shall be the source of supply, before we build our water works. He would like a chemical analysis made of the water before it is adopted for use, in order that we may proceed with some certainty. Gas, he thought, was in advance of our present wants; we have enough of that commodity around already. He was pleased to see his fellow citizens assembled to deliberate on this matter, the city council had wrestled with it to slight purpose. He wanted to hear others speak.

Major Searing said the unfortunate experience of our neighbor cities in the construction of water works should teach us caution on the present occasion. In Wichita the mistake had been made of not getting elevation enough. He favored an elevation of at least fifty feet. Also, he would not have the main pipe less than 12 inches in diameter, and the distributing pipes should never be less than four inches.

Mr. T. H. McLaughlin wanted this work prosecuted with caution. The proposition before the meeting would cause an outlay of $3,000 a year, and it might not give a corresponding benefit. Other parties might be willing to furnish a water system for less than the offer made by these men.

Mr. A. D. Prescott favored competition, and did not approve of determining this matter hastily. Before we build water works, we must make up our minds where we are to get our water from. But he did not favor both propositions.

Mr. Plate being called for, said before he and his friend, Mr. Quigley, started for this city, they were under the impression that our water works were constructed. Mr. O'Neil had called several times at their office, who represented that he had built our water works, and he offered the franchise to build gas works for sale at a low price. This franchise allows till September 24th to begin their construction, and requires that they be completed by November 21st. He had been suspicious of the gentleman from the low price he asked for his franchise, and on arriving here found that he had misrepresented facts. He called the attention of those present to the fact that the proposition submitted to our citizens required no bonus, no expenditure of money to build the works from the city. The only privilege he and his partner asked was leave to put in the works and lay the pipes at their own expense, and to sell water and gas to consumers at the lowest price it could be afforded. They had put down the price of the plugs $10 below Mr. O'Neil's offer. No profit was to be derived from furnishing a city of our present size, and they expected to make no profit for two or three years. But they proposed to erect works of adequate capacity to supply a city of 20,000 to 25,000 inhabitants, and if our city attained to any such size then our contract with them would be remunerative. But they declined to furnish water on the terms offered unless their gas proposition was also accepted. As a matter of fact, he believed the gas franchise given to O'Neil was still valid and could be held to, but he and his friend had no thought of undertaking any work that was not sustained by the good will of the people.

Several other speakers having urged deliberation, Mayor Schiffbauer inquired if in going as slow as was recommended, there was not danger of going down. We had paid a heavy penalty for slowness in the recent fire, and it was necessary to bestir ourselves if we would avoid another such a calamity. The contract he would make with these parties would bind them to supply a sufficient amount of good wholesome water, and we could safely trust to their judgment in locating their works. But no one is going to dig around and prospect and plat unless some assurance is offered them that their time and money will not be wasted. The machinery these men engaged to put up would furnish a barrel of water a day to every man, woman, and child, and then leave enough to put out fires.

Some mechanical details having been entered into by Mr. J. G. Danks and others, Mr. Quigley explained that the works he proposed to build, with a cut off from the main, and a pressure of fifty pounds, would throw a stream fifty feet. The pressure increased to 150 pounds would give a stream 192 feet high. He thought there would be no trouble experienced in procuring a supply of pure water, as in these western rivers there is always an undercurrent which is comparatively free from impurities. He understood there was a stratum of rock underlying this city, beneath which there was a constant flow of water. To test whether this would suffice for a supply, he would take three or four threshing machines and pump continuously several million gallons of water. If no exhaustion [?] was produced, he would consider that source adapted for the city use. The speaker explained his plans at some length, which it is not necessary to report here.

The mayor said as a number of our citizens was gathered to discuss the water question, he desired an expression of their will to aid the deliberations of the city council. After a long discussion of the matter, Messrs. Sleeth, McLaughlin, and J. G. Danks were appointed a committee to act with a committee of the city council, and combine in a report recommending a plan of action to the city council. The meeting then adjourned.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Violating a City Ordinance.

The Republican tells of W. H. Sawyer's case (the laundryman), but hardly does him justice. His violation of the city ordinance, in regard to frame buildings within the city limits, came up in the council chamber on the 3rd inst. He had been arrested for putting up a considerable addition to a frame building on Central Avenue (just east of the alley), and he presented himself before the council to plead his case. He had bought the old frame store which stood where Herman Godehard is erecting his new and handsome store, and removed it to its present location in ignorance (as he claimed) of the ordinance. His present quarters being too restricted for his extensive business and the accommodation of his family, Mr. Sawyer thought to provide room enough for all purposes. He had cut his lumber, part of it was in place, and if he was not allowed to go on and finish his building, he would be put to serious loss. The question was asked him if any of the neighbors objected to his work; he replied that no complaint had reached his ears. Councilman Hill said he did not like to make the enforcement of any ordinance oppressive. If the neighbors did not object, the council might shut its eyes to the offense. His advice to the applicant was to pay his fine to the police judge (he having been arrested), and trust to being let alone in the future. To the surprise of all present, not a city father raised his voice to show the folly of such cecutiency.

The next day Mr. T. D. Ross ordered a bill of lumber of G. B. Shaw & Co., with intent to erect a frame livery stable on the same avenue near the Arkansas City Co.'s coal yard. He had previously asked leave of the council to build a stable and been refused; but he now declared that if one was allowed to disregard an ordinance, the same indulgence was due to another; and he proposed to place his stable where he wanted it.

It may be said in defense of Mr. Hill that he has been away from the city for some time, and was not familiar with the situation here. At least half a score applications have been made to the council by persons desiring to put up frame buildings, to make additions to their stores or dwellings, or violate the ordinance in some way. They have been refused on the ground that if dispensation is granted to one man, it must be extended to others; and there is no use passing a law if it is not enforced.

With this promise of immunity, Mr. Sawyer set his carpenter to work again; and the city marshal again pulled him. The promise made him by Mr. Hill that the council would shut its eyes to his offense had no force in law because one ordinance can only be revoked by the passage of another. Mr. Sawyer unwisely persists in going on with his work, and fines in the police court to the amount of $125 have been piled up against him. He has appealed his case to the district court, and a serious bid [? bit ?] of expense will be the result of the false sympathy extended to him.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Visit to Winfield.

ED. TRAVELER: The ladies of the Women's [??? SOMETIMES THEY HAVE "WOMEN'S" AND SOMETIMES THEY HAVE "WOMAN'S"] Relief Corps, a short time ago, received an invitation to visit the Relief Corps of Winfield, which they accepted and accordingly they made a raid on that city last Wednesday.

It was decided to go in carriages as the time of the trains was inconvenient. Eight o'clock found eighteen ladies with three teams ready for a start. They drove through dust, but soon found mud, as the Centre had been blessed with a bountiful rain. For this reason the ladies of Winfield were not expecting them, so they drove to the Brettun House, where they found the courteous proprietor ready to receive them, he having been notified by telephone that they were on the way.

After a sumptuous repast they were waited upon by our old townsman, Capt. Nipp, in company with the Courier's reporter. The Winfield ladies having been notified of the arrival of the A. C. Ladies, soon had a committee ready to receive them and escort them to the G. A. R. Hall, where they were right royally entertained. Capt. Nipp again called around and brought with him Judge Soward, Prof. Limerick, and others of the G. A. R. boys, who favored the ladies with pleasant and appropriate addresses. They then escorted both corps to the ice-cream parlors, where they were entertained with ice cream and cake.

Both ladies and gentlemen accompanied them to the hotel and started them safely on their journey home, where they arrived at a late hour, well pleased with their visit, and feeling assured that more such days of pleasure would make life happier.

The ladies of Arkansas City relief corps desire to return thanks to Major Soward and Captain Nipp for the polite attention they received at their hands; and also to the ladies of the Winfield corps for the hospitality extended to them. ONE OF THE CORPS.

Arkansas City, August 14th.


Below we give the names of the ladies who composed this pleasant excursion party.

Mrs. J. C. Ashton, president.

Mrs. S. Mansfield, senior vice president.

Mrs. E. Taylor, junior vice president.

Mrs. J. Cooper, secretary.

Mrs. R. J. Hubbard, treasurer.

Mrs. Sarah Davis, conductor.

Mrs. May Daniels, guard.

Mesdames S. A. Smith, H. Blubaugh, S. H. Davis, H. M. Guthrie,

A. R. Randall, E. H. Bishop, L. H. Rarick, M. S. Jones, H. R. Hopps,

A. E. Maidt, and Miss Sadie Pickering.

Frank Greer, of the Courier, with his customary elan, made a pleasant mention of the visit of our fair townswomen, and very politely says of them, "They are all ladies of good appearance, intelligence, and zealjust such as enter into every good cause."

This is rather better manners than was shown by our neighbor of the Republican, who insulted our lady visitors from Wichita by declaring that "we failed to see a handsome fan" (misprint for face) among them.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

Farmers' Supper.

The ladies of Pleasantdale Baptist Church, of Bolton Township, will give a grand farmers' supper on Thursday evening, the 29th inst., the proceeds to be devoted to building the foundation of a church in said township. Ample provision will be made for all guests. Vocal and instrumental music will be given.

MRS. H. [?] H. DEWEESE, Chairman of the Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

To the Public. Having purchased the gun stock and business of the Stedman Bros., I desire to inform the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity that I am prepared to do all kinds of repairing and gunsmithing. Satisfaction guaranteed in all cases and reasonable prices will be my motto. Soliciting your patronage, I remain Respectfully yours, J. G. COX.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

For Sale. One furnished room for one or two young gentlemen. Best location in city. Inquire of Ed. Kingsbury.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

For Sale. Furniture for 25 cents, almost new. Excellent bargains offered. Address E. B. DIXON, Winfield, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.

W. M. SLEETH, President. ESTABLISHED 1872. H. P. Farrar, Cashier.