Arkansas City Traveler


[Beginning Saturday, May 13, 1922]


SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1922


Case of Alleged Auto Thief is Set for Monday in Justice Court.

Jack Newman was arraigned in Justice W. T. Ham's court this morning and his case was set for Monday. He ws brought to this city last evening by Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton, who took him to the county jail after the arraignment this morning. He is to have a hearing on two counts, assault on Deputy Sheriff Ed Pauley and theft of auto.

He is charged with the theft of a Dodge car belonging to the city, on the 10th of last September. In attempting to arrest him, Officer Pauley stepped on the running board of the car and pulled Newman from the car, and they both went to the ground in the struggle that ensued. Newman got up and ran and some parties between Pauley and Newman prevented the officear from taking a shot at the fleeing man.

This incident occurred on East Washington Avenue, near A street. Some time after a suspect was arrested in Oklahoma and Pauley identified him as the man with whom he had his personal encounter.




"Do you believe in fairies?" Maude Adams used to ask the audience when she was playing "Peter Pan." Invariably the audience did believe in fairies, and sedate men and women waved their arms and shouted: "Yes."

Do you believe that Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson, who is coming to Arkansas City to heal the sick and afflicted at Wilson Park, is possessed of divine power?

Ask Mrs. W. E. Miller, 207 North C street, and scores of others in Arkansas City, who have seen this "Miracle Woman" perform in the forum at Wichita.

They will say: "Yes."

The Cure of Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Miller, an invalid for seven years, barely able to walk with the aid of others, got up from her wheel chair at the forum yesterday morning and pushed her conveyance to the home of her brothers in that city. "You remember how Paul told the sick man to pick up his bed and walk?" asked Mrs. McPherson. "Yes, I do." said Mrs. Miller. "Well, you were wheeled up here in that chair. You can get up and wheel the chair home by yourself. You have faith in God and that is all that is necessary to cure you."

Mrs. Miller sat in her chair for just a moment. Several thousand people in the forum watched her intently. Slowly she rose to her feet, just a bit unsteady at first. Confidence in herself to walk grew stonger and stronger. Presently she took a step, and then another step. She walked unaided across the platform. She came back and pushed the chair along in front of her. The vast audience sat in breathless silence. Another miracle had been wrought by the woman whose performances in Wichita have been nothing short of a sensation.

Able to Walk on Street

"It was the most wonderful sight I ever hope to see." exclaimed her son, Orion, who had wheeled his mother to the stage. "Mother is able to walk on the street again after 7 years of virtual isolation in a house. I could never believe that such a thing could happen if I did not see it with my own eyes. She walked to her brother's home, pushing the wheel chair without the assistance of anyone of us. It was all due to her great faith. I was there and believe me, it made a believer out of me."

The husband, W. E. Miller, returned from Wichita with his son last night. He said Mrs. Miller "was unable to eat, or sleep in peace for the last seven years, since she had an affliction of her lower limbs which practically rendered them useless. She can now eat and sleep as well as anyone. I bought her a big porterhouse steak after she was cured by Mrs. McPherson, and she ate all of it. She used to chew her meat for the juice, but could not eat the body of it. She ate it all this time. She slept soundly all night and awaoke feeling more refreshed than she had for years. I think Mrs. McPherson is surely a woman with divine power to heal. How could she do such things if she were not, and how can we help but believe our eyes when she does them right in front of us as she did in the case of my wife."

Mr. and Mrs. Miller have lived in Arkansas City for 30 years and are widely known in this community.

Many Other Believers Here

Other strong believers in Mrs. McPherson are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Probst and Guy Hadley, who saw her healing power administered at the forum Sunday. Mr. Hadley said, "The forum was packed and two thousand people clamored for admittance outside. Some people rode all night to get there, we were told. I saw her cure an eleven year old boy of deafness and dumbness. I saw an aged man with palsey, who shook violently when he walked on the stage, come back to his seat with firm step and as steady nerve as any normal person. I saw a deaf and dumb woman carry on an animated conversation after Mrs. McPherson had prayed for her. All these miracles and more I saw her perform under my own eyes and I know they are not fakes."

Mr. and Mrs. Probst confirmed the story of Mr. Hadley and were as greatly impressed by the miraculous cures effected through prayer by the woman healer.

Mrs. Rose Vedder, of 111 West Walnut Avenue, was in Wichita from Wednesday until last night. She only got to see Mrs. McPherson once. She is blind and she said that "while she was not made to see at this one meeting, she was not discouraged and expected to receive the healing power when Mrs. McPherson appears at Wilson Park after her engagement at Wichita is closed."

At the Presbyterian church Sunday Dr. Wm. Gardner conducted a special prayer service for Mrs. A. P. Osborne, afflicted with rheumatism for a number of years, in connection with her visit to Wichita to see the healer and evangelist. She was taken to Wichita in a wheel chair.

Joe Moore Seeks Curre

On our desk yesterday we found a note from little Joe Moore, a crippled boy, who writes the sport and high school notes for the Traveler. It said: "I am going to Wichita to see Mrs. McPherson. I thought that maybe she might make me throw away my crutches. I will be back on the job Tuesday morning."

All the force at the Traveler is trying its best to have the faith that Joe will be cured by the wonder woman. If he is cured, the Traveler will feel like taking off a day to offer up Thanksgiving.

Arrangements are now being made for the appearance at Wilson Park of Mrs. McPherson.



Pretty Flapper Beats Her Way On Railroad

Pretty Caroline Johnson, 16, a modern flapper with bobbed blonde hair, blue eyes, short skirts, and a keen figure, was picked up by Policeman James White this morning on the Santa Fe railroad tracks north of the city near the hill where the scripture "Christ Died for the Ungodly" is inlaid with rocks on the side of the hill. She is being held in the city jail for


She admits she is a girl hobo and was beating her way to her home in Wolf Point, Montana. Caroline related her story thusly.

"I landed in Arkansas City last night on the blind baggage of the passenger train from Guthrie. I spent the night at a rooming house near the depot known as the Louise Ghezze Rooming House. I came to Guthrie from Enid, Oklahoma, where I have been visiting with my aunt, Mrs. H. H. Buller. I didn't like her, so I beat it. If you send me back to Enid, I'll start on the road again for home. I am going home to my mother, Mrs. J. W. Jansen at Wolf Point, Montana, and when I get loose, I'm on my way. I have ridden the cushions, I have ridden the blinds, I have ridden the rods, and I have ridden the tops where the scenery is better. I have traveled from my home to Enid and from Plattsburg, South Dakota, to Colby, Kansas, and I have beat my way a lot more places that I'm not going to tell about.

"Oh! Yes, it's easyjust hop on and ride 'till they put you off. I travel in unionalls. I slip my unionalls on over my dress and I'm ready to go. This is the first time in all my hoboing that I was ever picked up by the cops."

"Have you any papers?" she asked Chief Dailey as he started to place her in her cell. The chief gave her some papers, among them a funny paper. She exlaimed, "A funny paper! I sure like to look at them." as she entered the cell.

Officers have wired Enid officers about the girl; and if they do not want her, she will be ordered to hit the trail from Arkansas City.


MONDAY, MAY 15, 1922

"Catch that thief! Catch that thief!"

Mrs. H. B. Clapp of the Clapp Grocery Store, 608 North Summit Street, chased a negro from the store to Fifth Street this morning, yelling for someone to stop him, but no one was in sight at the time and the negro escaped.

The unidentified negro came into the store about 10 o'clock. "May I use the phone?" he asked. "Yes." said Mrs. Clapp. He took down the receiver and asked for a number. Mrs. Clapp stepped to the rear yard. When she came back, she saw the negro juggling with the cash drawer. She hollered at him and ran out of the store. She pursued him until he was lost from view. She called the police, who are working on the case.



By a majority vote this morning, the Arkansas City Ministerial association passed a motion inviting Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson to visit Arkansas City for one day. Those voting for the motion were: Captain McCullah of the Salvation Army, Rev. Amos Frazee of the Church of God, Rev. Carroll of the United Brethren church, R. H. Lane of the Y. M. C. A., and Rev. Tedford of the Congregational church, who presided at the meeting.

Dr. Wentworth of the Methodist church voted against the motion, saying that he was opposed to such things, and Rev. William Gardner declined to vote on the grounds that he had not been active in the association for the past year.

The meeting was held this morning in the study of the First Methodist church, and all members were present with the exception of Rev. D. Everett Smith of the United Presbyterian church, who is out of the city. The subject for discussion was in regard to the proposed coming of Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson to this city, and the invitation which the ministerial association is reported to have extended to her.

According to the discussion at the meeting this morning, the claim was made that the invitation that had been extended was not official; those sending it assumed that the association would be in favor of it.

After considerable discussion a motion was made that the ministerial association of this city extends an invitation to Mrs. McPherson to visit Arkansas City for one day. The motion was seconded and carried. In accordance with this action, an official invitation will be extended to Mrs. McPherson to visit our city for one day in the near future.


MONDAY, MAY 15, 1922

The case of Jack Newman, the alleged auto thief who had a personal encounter with Deputy Sheriff Ed Pauley, was continued in Justice Ham's court today till May 22. The defendants were unable to get their witnesses here today. Newman was taken back to jail.


MONDAY, MAY 15, 1922

An insurance feature that was overlooked in connection with the two men who were killed in the A. C. Ice Plant Friday afternoon, is the insurance that is provided under the state compensation law.

This insurance is required of all industrial plants. The minimum amount of insurance provided in this manner is $1,400, and the maximum $3,800, per employee. The amount the employee receives is rated on his pay for the previous year. While it was not officially stated by the company, it is understood that each man in this case will receive the maximum amount, $3,800. This insurance is not paid to the beneficiary in a lump sum, but is divided into monthly payments covering a period of eight years.

This insurance was carried for the ice company by the Integrity Mutual Casualty Co. Wm. Kendall, adjuster for the company, from Wichita, was in the city Saturday arranging for the adjustment of this insurance.


MONDAY, MAY 15, 1922

Attempted robbery occurred at the dental office of Dr. Noble T. McCall in the Collinson building either Saturday night or Sunday. The door of the reception room was forced open by a jimmy and the door leading into the private office was damaged to some extent by the robbers trying to force an entrance. This door has two locks on it and entrance was not gained. It is the supposition of Dr. McCall that it was a dope fiend trying to find dope or steal his gold supply. Fingerprints on the locks showed the robber wore gloves.


MONDAY, MAY 15, 1922

Albert H. Denton returned from a business trip to Topeka and Kansas City Saturday. He has been away from home a week or more looking after some business matters. A week ago last Thursday Mr. Denton ws taken suddenly and severely ill at home. However, he was able to travel the following Saturday and left for Topeka and Kansas City. He was again taken sick on the train while on his way to Topeka, and had a very severe time. However, at this time he is reported to be almost in his usual good health.


MONDAY, MAY 15, 1922


Other Matters Disposed Of.

City Attorney Brown read the new dog ordinance, by the terms of which the license for male dogs was fixed at $1.00 per year and for female dogs $5.00 per year. This ordinance was adopted.

The bond of E. L. McDowell, city treasurer, in the sum of $20,000. It was made with the National Surety company.

Appointed Geo. W. Jones as leader of the municipal band and orchestra...musicians union had presented a petition to the board of commissioners asking for this appointment.

Sewer Extension Petition

City Attorney Brown reported on the sewer petitioned for in the northwest part of the city, between Fifth and Sixth streets and Cedar Avenue to Kansas Avenue. The petition, it seems, was insufficient, not having enough signatures...matter passed for further study, etc.

New Fire Code Discussed

This city's present classification from a fire hazard standpoint is class 3 1-2. Much discussion ensued. Under the existing situation, it was pointed out there is danger of an emergency arising whereby water service could not be had in case of fire. The present system has two pumps, with one pump that needs to be taken out of the service for a time for special repairs. As the proposed fire hazard legislation, drawn up by the national underwriters association, will probably take a day or two of steady work to get the ordinances whipped into proper shape, any action was put off at this meeting.

The Milk Question Again.

Robert Finney introduced the milk question again. He asked for an ordinance providing for a license to be required of each person selling milk in the city. He recommended the bacterial test, not as a proposition to work a hardship upon the dairymen and farmers, but as a matter of public welfare and to induce more care in the matter of cleanliness in handling attorney instructed to look the matter up and report at next meeting.

Finney further said:

"By having a license system, the names of everybody selling milk in the city can be secured, the milk they sell can be tested, and the tests can be published, and the people can continue to buy their milk where they please." Also, it was pointed out, this would provide for inspection of all cows. It was stated that many people had cows who sold to a few neighbors and on account of there being no license system, the names of many of these people are not known; consequently, neither the cows nor the milk are inspected. It was stated that there is an old ordinance on this matter, but it has not been enforced.


The city attorney was instructed to look up the ordinance with reference to raking trash off residence premises into the street gutters and report at next meeting.


Thos. Baird made a suggestion with reference to an audi-torium for this city. He thought it was time to begin to think about this matter and discuss it. With good crops and favorable oil developments, he thought the people might be ready to give favorable consideration to this matter by fall.




Admit Miracles Are Performed by M'Pherson

Written Especially for the Traveler.


That Aimee Semple McPherson, woman evangelist who reached the peak of her success in a three weeks Wichita campaign, Sunday, has been the medium through which miracles have been performed, pretty generally is admitted here. However, there are scoffers who maintain that there is some feature of black art, or hocus pokus in the procedure.

Although but few of the local ministers have endorsed her to the extent of lending their presence, many of the leading laymen have joined the throng of religious workers that grow larger with each succeeding day.

Far Ahead of Billy Sunday

Mrs. McPherson is beginning to be recognized as a revivalist without a parallel in the country. Comparing her with Billy Sunday, whose famous saw dust trail was trodden by many Wichitans, those who have heard them both say the woman's power over a congrega tion far surpasses those of the baseball evangelist. Whatever may be said of her powers through which divine healing is invoked, it must be admitted that she is able to reach out and garner in sorrowing souls by the score.

There is no count of the number of conversions to her credit, but it is believed that it will run as high as 1,500 and possibly to a greater figure. At the Sunday morning prayer service for the afflicted alone, 800 hands were raised when Mrs. McPherson asked for an outward sign from all those who desired the prayers of Christian people. During the afternoon and night gatherings, hundreds swarmed to the altar when the call was extended.

Sunday night's discourse was the first half of the story of her life, "From a Milk Pail on a Canadian Farm to a World Pulpit." The evangelist led her audience from the conversion of her mother to the time of her second marriage and there broke off with a packed Forum in breathless expectancy, announcing that she would complete the narrative Monday night.

Prophesy Proves True

She described the mountain tops and the valleys to which she had ascended and into which she had descended, after seeing the gospel light. They were the mountain tops of happiness and visions of the New Jerusalem and the valleys of suffering and sorrow, where she saw her Gethsemanaes and Golgothas. Her previous warning that kerchiefs would be necessary, proved to be prophetic.

Eighteen thousand persons heard the evangelist at the three Sunday services, while more than this number were turned away, it is estimated. At each, the doors were locked prior to the hour set for the beginnings and at night, the Forum was jammed before 6 o'clock.

As to the healing of the sick and afflicted, I have seen with my own eyes some of the most amazing and unbelievable sights of my 35 years' career in journalism. I stood near where I could see distinctly and heareven a whisper, and witnessed disappearance of a goiter from each of two women's necks. I have seen the lame discard crutches and walk; the epileptic and palsied grow calm; the totally blind receive their vision; the deaf restored to hearing; children afflicted with infantile paralysis, grow stronger; and numerous cases of disease grow better, according to attestations of those for whom prayers were offered.

Sunday night, in company with others, I walked away from the Forum with a young womanthe first to receive ministrations Thursday, on which the first prayers for healing were given. She reiterated her previous statement that she had not walked for nine years, and that during the last three years had occupied an invalid's chair. She affirms that she walked 12 blocks on Friday, the day following her delivery, and that she is continuing her daily pedestrian exercises, continually growing stronger.

Saturday night, I witnessed another woman, the third to receive prayerful consideration, walking about with ordinary alacrity, although she testified that she had been paralyzed from the hips down for a period of two and one half years, had been carried about, or moved in a chair.

Mrs. Gertrude Le Unes of Arkansas City drove to Wichita Sunday afternoon and gave testimony to the fact that she had banished a tumor, the estimated weight of which was 89 pounds. She said, following Mrs. McPherson's prayers, she grew better, but had not surrendered herself entirely to God and that she became worse again. Finally on a particular night when six surgeons said she would not survive until morning, she asked in earnest for divine deliverance and it came.

Cures Four Ministers

The Rev. Horsch, pastor of an Evangelical church at Western, Nebraska, openly testified that he had been cured of an embarrassing stammer of a life time. I heard him attempt to speak before he came before the evangelist and heard him talk without a falter several times subsequently. He left Saturday to fill his home pulpit Sunday, declaring that he expects to apply healing prayers in his own church. Three other ministers afflicted with different diseases, attest they have been made whole.

It is a low estimate when I say that I have heard 30 blind and as many deaf, assert that they either could see, or hear, following prayers.

I saw an agonized mother carry a helpless child to Mrs. McPherson. Her heartaches, as revealed by her lamentations, were likened unto those of the Savior in Gethsemanae, as she sobbed out her story, which was to the effect that her child had neither walked nor talked. Its malady was paralysis. After two minutes of the most earnest prayer I ever heard, there came a sudden transformation. With the evangelist on one side and the now happy mother on the other, each holding the child by the tips of its fingers, they led it several times across the stage. Its steps were those of the babe just learning to walk, but it laughed in glee, while the congregation broke into a fervor of thanksgiving.

Hundreds are Helped

"I have seen literally hundreds seek divine help from Mrs. McPherson. Many had not surrendered and were not helped. But many have been, and whether it is the divine touch of Providence, or whether it is some other power, I am willing to attest that Mrs. McPherson has achieved marvelous good, both for physically and spiritually ill persons during her first week in Wichita and when she visits Arkansas City for a day, I am confident that you will witness some of these demonstrations.

"I have, in the capacity of a newspaper man, 'done' many revivals and have witnessed many religious demonstrations, but am here to attest that I have never seen any revivalist expounder of the gospel who comes as nearly approaching the divinity, as does this unselfish, praying, marvelous woman of God, whose heart is overflowing with compassion for the world of afflicted, and who never has an unkind word for those who attempt to malign her. I make these statements as a man who does not affiliate with any church and attends the meetings only as a reporter, seeking to print the truth."




"I promised God before the birth of my daughter that if she was a girl, I would dedicate her life to His work." said the mother of Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson, whose remarkable demonstrations in healing at Wichita have attracted state-wide attention.

"When she was five years old," the mother continued, "she could quote scripture like the flappers of today can tell the names of movie stars."

"That's right," said Mrs. McPherson, who is 31 years old and a very fascinating woman, "but I nearly missed my calling. When I went to high school, I mingled with a set that liked dancing and materialistic pleasures. I became one of them and shared in their worldly pleasures until one day we went to a mission church to have fun. I laughed at the people crying amen and joked with my companions until the preacher with long black hair stepped up to the pulpit. It seemed that his sermon was directed at me. I went home and asked mother how that minister knew so much about me, and she said he only knew what the Lord had told him about me. I went back to that church a number of times and changed my mode of living. I was married to that pastor and went to China, where he died in a few months. I came back to America with a baby. I was married again, but my second husband left me because I am engaged in evangelistic work. I have two children in school. I am absorbed by my work and with my children and I am happy because I know that I am helping many poor people to have faith in God who can cure their ills and make them happy."





Anyone who sees the cures effected through the prayer of Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist and "miracle woman," at Wichita, cannot help but have faith in the power of the Lord to heal the crippled, sick, blind, and any form of disease or affliction.

I sat in the large forum and watched this wonderful woman perform her miracles. I went there to see if she could make me throw away my crutches; but on account of the jam, I was unable to have her treat me. I shall go back Wednesday and try to see her. I found out that the healing services that were to be held Monday morning would be for Gypsies only.

300 Gypsies Converted

Anyone was allowed to go and see the services. There were 300 Gypsies present, presenting a very picturesque sight in their bright, colored costumes. Everyone of them came forward and confessed Christ as their savior. Many were maimed and wanted to be healed. Just taking a few, for example, there was a man who could not raise his arm in any way, who after the healing, was able to walk over and pick up a chair with perfect ease. There was a young man who could not walk, and after being healed, he could walk straight and as steady as anyone.

This same thing goes on every day before a large and amazed audience that assembles two hours before every service in order to get seats. Cards are handed out to those seeking cures. These persons are not picked from the audience, but are received in the order their cards are filed.

The card says:

"Give your name and address. Are you a Christian? Are you a church member? What church? What disease? How long afflicted? Are you in medical care? Have you faith that Jesus will heal you now, and will your life and healing be for the glory of God?"

Hundreds Try To See Her

There are so many people seeking a cure that it is almost impossible for her to see each one. She receives a flood of telegrams daily from people in every part of the country telling her that they will arrive on a certain day and begging her to remain until they come.

It is difficult to believe the things that are done by Mrs. McPherson, but you cannot disbelieve them when they are seen by your own eyes. She claims no credit for healing anyone. She says it is faith in Jesus Christ that causes the cures.

Mrs. Auda E. Parks, Mrs. John LeUnes, Mrs. William Gardner, and I motored to Wichita with Mrs. Harry Collinson, and we will all probably go again tomorrow.

Wants Official Invitation

Mrs. Wm. Gardner has returned home from Wichita, where she has been witnessing the McPherson meeting. She was with Mrs. McPherson when the telegram came from Arkansas City, inviting Mrs. McPherson to visit this city and which purposed to be from the Arkansas City Ministerial association.

The first question that Mrs. McPherson asked Mrs. Gardner was: "Is this telegram official?" She was told that it was not, but that Rev. Gardner and Rev. Tedford would be there today to present the official invitation.

She informed Mrs. Gardner then that it would be impossible for her to say whether she would come to Arkansas City, until after meeting the delegation from this city, and she would await the arrival of Rev. Gardner and Rev. Tedford.

Will Discuss Divine Healing

Is it part of the work of the church today through faith and prayer to preach and practice healing? This will be the subject to be discussed at the prayer meeting in the First Presbyterian church next Wednesday evening. The service begins at eight o'clock, come and let us learn the truth by finding out what the Bible says upon this subject. Healing of the body is a blessing that is conditioned. A great many people do not understand this. They want to be healed, but they are totally ignorant of what God requires before he can heal them.W. M. Gardner, pastor.



"Disillusion in love caused my downfall." said pretty Mrs. Melville H. Johnson, 19, nee Caroline Johnson, the girl "hobo" picked up north of the city on the hill where it says: "Christ Died for the Ungodly", yesterday.

The bobbed haired little blonde, from her cell at the jail today, gave the following story.

"I thought I knew more than mother and I married against her wishes. Oh, I wish I were in her arms at this minute. I could cry out my soul to her and beg forgiveness. My advice to the flapper is not to disobey her mother. She will surely be sorry for it later in life. I've had a hard experience. My husband left me six days after we were married. I have not seen him since. I didn't care what happened. I went to Enid to visit my aunt, Mrs. H. H. Buller. I didn't have any money to pay my fare to my home in Wolf Point, Montana, so I just bummed a ride on the train. I can ride on the rods as well as a man. It was fun at first, but I don't like being in jail. I was awfully lonely last night. I am going to obey mother when I get home. A mother always knows the temptations that confront a girl, and if a daughter will only listen to her mature advice, she will profit in the long run. I have a baby girl a year and eight months old at home and I can hardly wait until I get back there to hug and kiss the little darling. I'm not going to have any life spoiled because I drew a blank in the love lottery. I am going to live for baby and try to teach her not to make the mistake I did."

Caroline wrote a letter to her mother as she sat in her cell today. Her blue eyes filled with tears as she talked about home and loved ones.

The Salvation Army paid the girl's way to Wichita.


TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1922

James Woods, Sr., the baggage man at the Santa Fe depot, reports that the working force in the yards is being added to and the stock of material is being greatly enlarged. The grain door stuff has been transferred to Newton, while more bridge and heavy timber stuff is being brought here.


TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1922

A special feature of much interest at the meeting of the Fortnightly club in the city building club room yesterday was the display of paintings done by Mrs. W. Bryson Smith, nee Harriett McLaughlin.

Mrs. Smith's subject on the program was "Application of Nature and Art." Instead of confining her efforts to a talk on the subject, she made an art display of her handiwork as a


Mrs. Smith, prior to her marriage eight years ago, was a student of Prof. H. D. F. Williams, of Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. She finished a complete course in the art department of this school. Her paintings shown at the club room yesterday were a wonderful display of talent.

The display included paintings from still life among which were "A Scene on the Mississippi," "A Northern Swamp," "Ocean View at Atlantic City," and many others. Some fine work was the crayon portrayals copied from plaster casts. One of the most notable of these was the picture of a violin in a suitable setting. A realistic sketch was the painting of a box of strawberries with two or three of the berries lying outside the box.

Mrs. Smith made the following comments.

"People very often do not realize the influence of the pictures they have on the walls. I knew a woman who had three sons and they all became sailors. The woman could not understand why they all took to sea-faring. A friend pointed to a picture on the wall. 'See that picture of the ocean and boat.' said the friend. 'That picture is partly responsible for your boys taking to the sea.'

"Picture decorations wield a wonderful influence and is a thing that should be studied in every home. Children will be almost unconsciously influenced by them. It is one of the most important features of a home, and one that is very often given the least attention."

The artist was asked: "What do you value your original paintings at?" Pointing to a fine oil painting on the wall, she replied: "My professor would place a valuation of $1,000 on that painting."

In the display made for the benefit of the club, were a variety of productions, including oil paintings, crayon work, pencil sketches, and pen sketches. In value, the paintings ranged from $25.00 to $1,000.

Mrs. Smith is the wife of W. Bryson Smith, proprietor of the Smith Funeral Home. The floral decorations in the club room yesterday were also furnished by Mrs. Smith and the display was beautiful indeed.


TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1922

"I'se guilty." said Leo Decker, when he stood before Judge W. T. Ham in justice court last evening.

This was a case of quick action. Leo is the colored man who had a foot race yesterday to get away from Mrs. H. B. Clapp, of the Clapp grocery store at 608 North Summit Street, after he had robbed the cash till of $3.60.

Leo was picked up at his home on Ninth Street yesterday afternoon by Chief Dailey and Policeman Fox.

The chief asked: "You didn't know that bloodhound would track you right to your home, did you?" The evidence was so strong the negro immediately pleaded guilty. The fact that the officers did not have the bloodhounds out made no difference.

After his arrest a state warrant was sworn out by Deputy County Attorney Quier and the prisoner was taken before Justice Ham, who fined him $50 and gave him a jail sentence of sixty days. He was handed over to Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton. The entire transaction from the arrest to the time of landing in the county jail was completed in less than two hours.


TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1922

Dental office robbers operating in this section of Kansas are plying their craft with an unusual degree of success, according to known results in this city and reports from Ponca City and Winfield.

Sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning, they secured about $500 worth of gold from three offices in Winfield, according to the Free Press. The dentists who suffered loss at the hands of the thieves were Drs. Martin & Hilfinger, Dr. Truesdell, and Dr. Benson, all located in the First National bank building. Details of their work in Ponca City have not been received.

In this city Dr. H. J. Edwards was the greatest loser, he having been relieved of about $300 worth of work and gold. The work here was done Sunday afternoon. Entrance was gained by using a jimmy to spring the door. The front door was tried without success, but the robbers had better luck at the side door. They also tried the door to Dr. House's office, but did not make entry. Both of these offices are located in the Home National bank building.

Dr. J. E. O'Connor's office at 209 ½ South Summit Street was broken into, either Sunday morning or Sunday night. The doctor was at the office most of Sunday afternoon. Entrance was gained in the same manner as above related. A gold bridge was taken from a cast and another gold bridge was taken from a cabinet drawer. The evidences were that the robbers worked hastily, as they overlooked gold in the plaster cast and also in the cabinet drawer. The doctor estimates his loss at $75.

As reported yesterday the thieves attempted to break into Dr. Noble T. McCall's office in the Collinson building, but got no farther than into the reception room and secured no booty.

Chief of Police Dailey made an investigation of the three places entered, and in each case the robber or robbers had worked with gloves on so that it was impossible to secure fingerprints.


TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1922

Practically every township in Cowley County shows a reduction in the assessed value of real estate, it was stated by Bert Moore, deputy county clerk, at the meeting of the Cowley County Taxpayers' League at the courthouse this afternoon. In most of the townships the reduction ws close around 15 percent. In several the reduction was as much as 20 percent. Bolton, Dexter, and Grant were among the 20 percenters, it was intimated.

Mr. Moore said these figures are only approximate at this time as the books have not been entirely balanced. Richland is assessed at the same figure as last year, through the assessor having failed to get the instruction at the start. But this will be taken care of by the board of county commissioners in equalizing the taxes of the cities and townships.

It was explained that this reduction was from the figures of last year, 1921, as used in levying the taxes for that year. The valuations for last year were those of 1918 plus a 12 ½ percent increase by the state tax commission in 1919 and an additional 15 percent increase by the commission in 1920. So the present valuations are supposed to be approximately those of 1919.


TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1922


"I came through Arkansas City a couple of months ago," said Earl Richey this morning, "and decided it was the right town to put in one of my hamburger stands. I have the Sunflower hamburger stand in Wichita, so I built a building at 105 West Adams Avenue and have opened a Sunflower hamburger stand in this city."

Mr. Richie has leased the lots back of the United Millinery Co., and has put up a small building for his stand. He has planned new fixtures and a neat place for serving hamburgers, pies, and soft drinks.

[Y. W. C. A.]

TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1922

The group of girls who have been attending the Y. W. C. A. Gymnasium class had a picnic together last Friday evening at the 140 foot hill, and formed themselves into an Outing club for the summer. Their program includes nature study, hiking, swimming, tennis, fishing. Twelve attended the picnic and all are enthusiastic over the good times they have had together this year. Mrs. R. H. Lane will be sponsor for the club.


TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1922

"Work on the new headgates of the canal was started this morning, and will be finished as soon as the workmen can do it," remarked District Manager Tingley, of the Kansas Gas and Electric Co. "A lot of steel and other materials for the headgates has already been ordered. It is expected to arrive here so as to continue work without delay. Other necessary materials have also been ordered, and prompt shipment is expected."

The new headgates will be located a short distance southeast of the river and at the point where there is a ditch cut to carry the overflow of the water back into the river. The new gates will be just a little lower than the dam, and a short distance east. The dike along the canal that was washed out is to be repaired and when this is done and the new headgates completed, the old headgates will be removed and a bridge placed across the canal at that point.

Those who have driven up the canal to the headgates and the river will recall where the Midland Valley and the canal come together about three-fourths of a mile north of Chestnut avenue. It is the intention of the company to build a bridge across the canal at this point as well as a bridge across the canal where the present headgates are. It is also the intention of the company to make a scenic road from the point where the Midland Valley road and the canal meet, north of Chestnut avenue on both sides of the canal up to the present headgates, which will be superceded by a new bridge. From there a road will be built north along the Arkansas river to the Geuda Springs bridge across the Arkansas. The two roads on each side of the canal will be sufficiently wide to pass, and be made perfectly safe for driving. The road that is to be opened north of the two roads unite at the present headgates and will be put in good condition so that driving over it will be a pleasure.

The company will build these roads on each side of the canal and put them in good condition for the purpose of inducing people to drive over them so as to harden the banks, so that it will make it more difficult to have a washout. When this new road is completed and the bridges are in across the canal, it is thought this drive along the canal and up the river will become very popular because of the short cut to Geuda Springs and also because of the scenery along the road.





Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson will come to Arkansas City for one service only, on the night of May 29.

This was the definite result obtained by the two local ministers, Rev. W. M. Gardner of the Presbyterian church, and Rev. J. E. Tedford, of the Congregational church, who visited Mrs. McPherson in Wichita yesterday as the official representatives of the Ministerial Alliance of this city.

Mrs. McPherson will close her Wichita meetings on Sunday, May 28. Between that date and her next engagement she has but little time, as she has to make a trip to Rochester, New York, before going to Denver. But she acceded to the earnest request of the Ministerial Alliance and the many other requests that have gone up from here to the extent of consenting to come here for one service.

She will arrive in this city on Santa Fe train No. 15 due here at 4:10 p.m., on Monday, May 29, and will return on No. 12 at 11:05 p.m. The service here will be held in Wilson park and will begin at 7 p.m.



Walter W. Matthews, 221 East Washington Avenue, was fined $250 by Justice J. W. Martin this morning for driving an automobile while drunk.

Matthews was driving his new Essex coach west on the East Chestnut avenue road, May 9, approaching town, and was within a block or so of the Santa Fe railroad when he ran into the ditch and overturned his car. George Tubbe was in the car with him. Neither party was injured, but the car was considerably damaged.

Menace to Life

Life was endangered by the fact that Matthews, according to the evidence, was driving his car rapidly and in a wreckless manner. Guy Crutchfield testified that he just barely missed his car when he passed him, that he was going 40 miles per hour and "driving all over the road," with his car swaying. Crutchfield watched him and as he had expected, saw his car overturn. He had just passed a funeral procession when he went into the ditch.

On the following day several witnesses made complaint and Deputy County Attorney C. H. Quier swore out a warrant for his arrest. When arrested Matthews admitted to the police that he had been drinking.

Only a month ago Matthews had been arrested for the same offense. It being his first appearance in court on this charge, the fine at that time was made $50 on his promise that he would not again drive a car while in a drunken condition.

Attorney H. S. Hines represented him and asked Judge Martin at the trial this moring to make his fine this time the same as it was before, $50, and allow him his liberty on his promise that he would quit drinking.

Could Fine Him $500

"Under the amended law covering driving an automobile while drunk, the justice court would have the power to assess a fine anywhere from $25 to $500, as well as impose a jail sentence.

The law takes cognizance of the fact that a drunken man at the steering wheel of an automobile is very dangerous to public life, and makes the penalty for violation severe." said Judge Martin.

While this was the second time Matthews had been brought into court for violation of this law, it seems there have been several cases of wreckless driving on his part, and minor accidents in which the parties concerned did not have him arrested. Taking all the facts into consideration, Judge Martin slapped on a good stiff fine, in the hope, as he stated afterwards, that it would do some good in this particular case as well as being an object lesson for others who may have a penchant for drinking and driving at the same time.

Attorney Hines took advantage of his prerogative and asked that the case be appealed to the district court at Winfield. Matthews gave bond in the sum of $600, which was signed by Ray Hudson of the Hudson garage.




The Court of Honor of the local council of Boy Scouts will meet tonight at 7:30, at which time the Denton community service medal will be presented. Also, the honor banner which was won by troop 1 will be presented to that troop.

"Most assuredly the community service contest which has been conducted during the past year is a good thing for the boys. It teaches them to think in terms of the community instead of self. It instills the community idea, and is a step away from selfishness. The selfishness of the individual and the lack of com-munity perspective is one of the greatest defects of our modern civilization." stated Secretary Seyster of the chamber of commerce, when questioned this morning.

Scout Executive E. K. Kraul reports that during the year the boys have put in 983 hours and 45 minutes in community service. Quite a lot of this work has been done for the sanitary department of the city, and consists of a campaign against flies, posting notices, cleaning vaults, putting up anti-tubercular cards, and other work making for the health and better welfare of the city. They performed 300 separate services for the Provident association, and also rendered valuable service for the police department. Last summer two of the boys acted as a patrol to watch the bath house in Paris park.

The meeting tonight is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. The winner of the Denton medal will be Leroy Plumley, of Troop 1, subject to the approval of the court of honor. Lee H. Williams of Troop 9 (colored) is in second place, and Sam Brown of Troop 1 is third.



The case against Louis Ghezzi, 123 South D street, who was charged with having liquor on his premises, was dismissed by Judge Harry S. Brown in police court last evening. W. L. Cunningham was the attorney for the defendant.

Ghezzi, with his wife and family, run a rooming house at the location mentioned above. At the time of the arrest, the officers with a search and seizure warrant, in company with Ghezzi, looked over the house and premises. In a room on toward the rear they discovered some whiskey which had been spilled on the table and on the floor, and the smell of whiskey was in the air. By a fence at a short distance from the rear end of the building, they found four bottles and a glass jar of intoxicating liquor. The evidence was that the bottles had been left there rather hastily.

According to the testimony a man by the name of Blacky had occupied a room in which he had left a suitcase containing some clothing. He was last seen on the premises about an hour before the police made the raid. This was on last Friday night.

Ghezzi was quizzed considerably about the man Blacky. He did not know his right name. He had not returned to the house to get his suitcase and clothing. Ghezzi denied having any knowledge of the whiskey on the premises, and said he was glad to help the officers in making the search.

He is a sober looking Italian and has some children in school. The offender was the man called Blacky.

On the city attorney's recommendation, he dismissed the case, and Ghezzi promised to keep a watch for Blacky, and if he showed up to get his personal effects or came back to the rooming house, he said he would report it to the police.




George W. Rice announced today that he had disposed of his Exide battery service station at 407 South Summit Street, to J. F. Whalen.

"I am going to Shidler to operate a shop I own there." he said. "Mr. Whelan will operate a completely up-to-date battery service station and handle electrical supplies for the automo bile. He has been engaged in the business before and knows how to take care of the public in a satisfactory manner." Mr. Rice stated.



The Kanotex refinery has been making a number of substantial improvements the past few months. It recently spent $4,000 to insulate its stills, comering [?] them with three and one half inches of magnesia. This magnesia increases the efficiency of a still about twenty-five percent. It saves time in making the run.

A new laboratory is also being built at the refinery, and the office building is being remodeled. The company recently put down a water well, which has a capacity of twelve thousand barrels per day. The Kanotex has ten stills, thirty-eight storage tanks, using about twenty-five hundred barrels of crude oil per day, and gives employment to sixty men.

The Kanotex is growing quite rapidly and if it continues at the present ratio, it will soon be one of the big refineries of the southwest.





Winfield, Kan., May 18.Advising the Ku Klux Klan to confine its operations "below the Mason-Dixon line," the Kansas G. A. R. in annual encampment here today adopted resolutions strongly condemning the organization.

Six hundred old soldiers marched in columns of four in a parade just before noon. The principal streets on the line of march were lined with school children waving American flags.







THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1922

Ray Holderman, formerly pianist at the Rex theatre in this city, appears in the Metro picture "The Man Who," which plays at this theatre on Friday and Saturday of this week. The leading role in the picture is played by Bert Lytell. Holderman plays the role of an important character in the picture and is said to do it well.

He is the son of Mrs. Fannie Holderman of this city, who resides at 602 South C street. He was graduated from the Winfield College of Music and gained a wide reputation as a pianist. Some time after leaving this city he went to New York, where in addition to his musical acquirements, he studied dramatic art, and has appeared in a number of pictures.



In one of the scenes in this picture Ray Holderman

of this city will be seen taking the part of a shoe

trust director. It's a good clear picture of Ray.

[Movie: Adapted by Arthur Zellner from Lloyd Osborne's story in the Saturday Evening Post.]



Attorney H. S. Hines went to Winfield today to file two suits in the district court. Action is brought for slander by two different parties against the same defendant. Perry Groatley and D. H. Groatley are the plaintiffs and George Probasco is the defendant. Perry Groatley sues for $5,000 damage to his reputation, $5,000 punitive damages, and $100 actual damages. D. H. Groatley sues for the same thing. The parties reside at or near Silverdale. The plaintiffs are represented by Attorney Hines.


THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1922

Sheriff Goldsmith was in the city this morning from Winfield on official business and also on his way to Silverdale where he went to visit his deputy, George Probasco. Sheriff Goldsmith said he would possibly change the deputy at this place or do away with the appointment all together. Quite a number of citizens around Silverdale are opposed to Mr. Probasco as deputy sheriff, and are making some fight on him. Sheriff Goldsmith says he has no desire to displease his constitutents in and around Silverdale, and after investigation he will do whatever he thinks the people there desire him to.


THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1922

C. N. Ewing, manager of the Strand theatre, was compelled to pay a $25 fine this morning, levied by the revenue tax collector, for the use of a wrong form of tickets. The Strand had recently given a special morning matinee for children, and it was the tickets used at this time that got the manager in bad with the U. S. revenue department. Manager Ewing had telegraphed to Kansas City for tickets to be used for this show. Prizes of dolls and skates were to be awarded. This made it necessary to use coupon tickets, and this is why the order was made, as the manager had no coupon tickets in stock.

On the day of the show, Manager Ewing was out of town. It proved that the tickets sent in answer to his telegram did not contain the admission price, nor the name of the theatre. The tickets were used, and the ever watchful eye of the inspector or his aids reported it to the revenue department, with the result that the revenue men swooped down upon him this morning.

Manager Ewing told them: "I do not object to paying anything that I honestly owe, but I regard this as a straight out hold-up. The tickets were not regularly in use, and most any man would have used them under the same circumstances. It was no wilful intent, and the tickets were only used because of an emergency. I think it absolutely unjust that I should have to pay this fine."

For the matinee in question, Mr. Ewing had spent money for special advertising, money for the prizes, money for the tickets, besides extra money for operating expenses, costing him, including the fine, almost $50. The receipts from the matinee were a little over $3.

The theatre manager is sore. He is going to take it up with the department to try to get the fine refunded to him.


THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1922


To Bessie Grady Sharp

By Edna Worthley Underwood

Brave adventurer once of our earthways,

Bright adventurer now of the skies,

Fearlessly casting aside garb of lifedays

For garments more splendid, you who could arise!

Of all who played by the edge of the prairie,

In the old, old daysplayed a childish part

I know as I look down the vistas of memory

That you were the one with the greatest heart.

I have known none with such keen joy in living,

And now you are off on the Royal Quest,

Unvexed of the flesh with no vain misgiving,

You, with your tireless traveler's zest.

In measureless space, by its roadway of sapphire,

You watch Orion, the Hunter of Gold.

You count the multiple moons, with their fire,

Of Saturnwhere night cannot day enfold.

ThenThenIn some garden of magic,

When, I, too, change dressin some Garden of Time,

You will meet me, tell grandly, things splendid, things tragic,

While I can bear but a poor, little rhyme.

When high in the air the gray cottonwoods whiten,

When blue and white daisies are gay on the plain,

And I hear in the tree-tops a bird's voice brighten,

I shall cry gladly: 'Tis youAgain!

'Tis you again with your bird winged laughter!

(A body is only a playtime dress)

So who can say in what vast here after,

We shall play hide-and-seek? Who can guess?

Just as of old in the yellow playlight,

When sunset was spreading its shining sail.

And we counted our toys for another daylight,

Not vale I call to yor. No!but HAIL!

New York, May 12, 1922

[Edna Worthley Underwood and Mrs. Bessie Grady Sharp, now deceased, were girls together in Arkansas City in the early days. The above is a splendid tribute to Mrs. Sharp by a gifted writer and friend.Editor.]


Khiro's Permanent address is Box 346, Arkansas City, Kansas. Mail orders filled.






Joe Moore, sport writer for the Traveler, walked without his crutches yesterday afternoon for the first time since nine years ago.

Joe was healed at a meeting of Mrs. Aimee McPherson, evangelist, and "Miracle Woman," in the Forum at Wichita, yesterday. He returned to his work at the Traveler office this morning, walking into the office as well as any normal person and with his face illuminated with joy.

The Traveler telephone rang all morning with inquiries about Joe. Many people came to the office to see him walk without his crutches. Friends swarmed about him on the street. To all of them he said: "Prayer and my faith in God cured me. I shall continue to get better until my short leg will be as long as the other and the hump on back is entirely gone."



I don't know hardly how to tell it. My heart is so full of joy and my whole being so overflowing with gratitude that I feel like I am living in a new world since I cast aside my crutches at Wichita yesterday.

I have been forced to walk with crutches since nine years ago when I suffered an accident that rendered one leg shorter than the other. My short leg has not had the strength to help support me when I am walking.

Today I can walk as well as anyone. It happened this way:

I went to Wichita yesterday to have Mrs. McPherson pray for me. The healing services began at 10:30 a.m. There were close to 1,000 afflicted persons holding cards to see Mrs. McPherson.

Disappointed At First.

Through the influence of Mrs. William Gardner and Mrs. John LeUnes, of this city, I was allowed to pass under the rope and was the third person for whom Mrs. McPherson offered a healing prayer. She placed one hand on my shoulder and her other hand on the shoulder of a woman next to me, and prayed for us both at the same time. This was a disappointment to me for I wanted her to pray for me alone. I was so depressed over the incident that I cried, and after she walked away, I sobbed until I thought my heart would break.

Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. LeUnes came to me. They knelt beside me and prayed. I prayed with them. Mrs. Kennedy, mother of Mrs. McPherson joined us in prayer. A strange feeling came over me. I know my face must have worn a beatific expression. I felt like a man born again. My whole being surged with confidence.

Walked Down The Aisle.

Mrs. Gardner said to me: "Now, Joe, you can get up and walk. Don't pay any attention to your crutches. They are just unbelief." I looked over where I had left my crutches and they were gone. It seemed like they had been spirited away because I wouldn't need them anymore. I rose to my feet and was astonished when I found that I could stand so well without my crutches. My short leg seemed as strong as my other leg. I started out to walk and it was just as easy as if I had been walking that way all my life. I started up the aisle. I walked the length of the forum with that vast crowd watching me. I did not know that the hump on my back had been reduced until I reached the seat where Mrs. Collinson and Mrs. Parks were seated. I noticed they were looking at my back instead of at my leg.

Then they told me that my back was straigher than before, and that my coat, which generally fit me tight, was wrinkled and looser. I was not aware of this transformation because I was overjoyed at being able to walk unaided by crutches.

Couldn't Stay Seated.

I sat down but I couldn't keep still. I got up and strutted all around. I wanted everyone to see what had happened to me. At this time, there were hundreds of afflicted persons crushing forward to receive the healing prayers of Mrs. McPherson. Many were healed and some were not. Mrs. McPherson said she could not do anything for a person who did not have the love of God in his heart and faith in his healing power. The meeting did not end until 2 o'clock in the afternoon and she still did not get to pray for all who had cards. I walked uptown for dinner and returned for the next service without my crutches. Scores of people, white and colored, shook my hand and rejoiced with me.

The last time I saw my crutches, Anthony Carlton was going up the street carrying them and I was walking along behind him. When I got out of bed this morning, it was the natural thing for me to look over at the stand table for my crutches, but they were not there. They were in Wichita and I was in Arkansas City. So I started out on another day without them. Although I limp some I will get better as time goes by, and some day I will be as well as anyone. I am going to have my shoe on my short leg built up so that I can walk with more ease. I can testify to the healing power of God if any afflicted persons in Arkansas City will only have faith in his teachings and practice them.


Mrs. LeUnes said today that Mrs. McPherson promised to be here one night only, May 29. She does not ask for any guarantee, said Mrs. LeUnes. "Mrs. McPherson earns her way by selling her books. I have brought some of these books to Arkansas City to sell for her," continued Mrs. LeUnes. "I am selling them out of gratitude for her coming here and for what she has done for me, as I was healed by the prayer of Mrs. McPherson. These books are as follows: "Divine Healing Sermons," one dollar each; "Second Coming of Christ," one dollar each; "This is That," in which she tells her life story and testimonials of healings all over the U. S., $3.50 each; the "Bridal Call monthly magazine," 15 cents a copy or $1.50 a year. Anyone may buy any of these books from me at the New Home Restaurant. I also have souvenir chairs which Mrs. McPherson gives to anyone buying a $25 chair to go into the new tabernacle being constructed at Los Angeles. The name of a person buying a chair is put on it before it is installed in the tabernacle."



Arkansas City is a bidder for the $1,000,000 helium plant proposed for this section of the country.

Chas. E. Rader of Kansas City was in the city in the interest of a helium plant with a capacity for handling 2,500,000 cubic feet of gas daily, and talked of one for Dexter. This plant will be established by Kansas City and New York financiers, and Mr. Rader is representing them.

Mr. Rader stated this morning that his company already had one thousand acres of leases and desired to lease eight hundred acres more. Upon the securing of these holdings depends the establishment of the helium plant in this section.

Mr. Rader was calling on parties here, holding leases in eastern Cowley, for the purpose of securing them. W. L. Lesh and L. Shearer, of this city, and Chas. Redder, of Butler, Pa., are owners of a three and one half million helium gas well near Otto in southeast Cowley county. These gentlemen have two hundred forty acres of land under lease surrounding their well. James Day has a two and one half million helium gas well and five hundred acres under lease.

Conference Held Here

Mr. Rader was here for the purpose of seeing if he couldn't deal for these properties, and was negotiating with Messrs. Lesh and Shearer this morning. The well owned by Messrs. Lesh, Shearer, and Redden has a record of having the highest test of helium of any gas well in the country and is very valuable property.

Ever since the first wells were brought in, in southeastern Cowley, it has been known that these wells were rich in helium. There appears to be plenty of gas there, but it cannot be used for fuel purposes because of the helium in it. Years ago the first well which was put down near Dexter came in with a wonderful pressure and a terrific roar, but it was almost impossible to light the gas. At that time helium ws known little of, and it has only been lately the public learned why the Dexter gas did not burn.

During the war and since the manufacture of dirigibles, the government and scientists have found out the use of helium. It will be remembered, some time ago the big dirigible accident in England was because of poor helium which filled the bag, and shortly afterwards the Roma collapsed from the same cause in Virginia. If the helium that is obtainable in southeastern Cowley had been used neither accident would have occurred because of its high quality.

Mr. Rader representing this company, called up Secretary Seyster of the chamber of commerce and the secretary took the matter up with him, endeavoring to secure the factory for Arkansas City, because of better facilities here for shipment of helium, and also because of a better opportunity to dispose of the gas after the helium has been extracted from it by the industries here, or for other fuel purposes.

Go To Dexter

Today Secretary Seyster and Mr. Rader went to Dexter and to the helium gas field sections, in southeast Cowley, to make investigations and to see if it was possible to secure the required acreage to induce the company to locate in this section. While in the city Mr. Rader stated that his company had practically enough acreage and expected to close for the remainder this week. He also said his company would build pipe lnes to Sedan, Osage, Augusta, and other adjacent gas fields. He also stated the plant would be able to treat 2,500,000 feet of gas daily.

The Traveler is not informed as to what benefit a helium plant would be to a community, but is another industry, and if it is as big as is talked of, it should be secured for Arkansas City if possible.

A million dollar plant is worth considering and securing.



A. H. Moore, Dr. Baker, Tom Hancock,

and Fred McCammon, Occupants.

A. H. Moore, grocer, Tom Hancock, professional golfer at the Country Club, Dr. R. L. Baker, dentist, and Fred McCammon, clerk at the Moore grocery, were injured in an automobile accident at the corner of Poplar Avenue and North Summit street at about 11 o'clock last night. The auto turned over by striking a rail of the street car track.

Moore suffered three broken ribs, a bad cut on his right hand, and bruised body. An X- ray picture will be taken tomorrow to reveal if he is internally injured.

Hancock received a broken left arm at the muscle, body and face bruised and scratched.

Baker has a bruised and wrenched hip.

McCammon has a right hand scratched.

How the Accident Happened

According to Dr. Baker and Mr. Hancock, they had been at Winfield in the afternoon playing golf on the Winfield course. On their return home last evening they came to town to get something to eat. Mr. Moore had taken them to Winfield in his big five passenger Cole Eight and following their meal in this city, they all got into Mr. Moore's car to take Mr. Hancock to his home at the Country Club. On going north on North Summit they ran up behind a car, also going north, but as the car had no tail light, they did not see the car until they were right on it. Mr. Moore made a quick turn to avoid hitting the car and ran out onto the street car tracks. At this point the tracks are above the street and when the car hit the tracks, it swerved. Mr. Moore tried to straighten the car up and he evidently made too quick a turn and the rear of the car skidded around, the right back wheel connecting with the curbing in front of Dr. Edward's home, smashing the wheel, and the car turned over and landed on its side. Moore was at the steering wheel, McCammon was in the front seat with him, and Baker and Hancock were in the rear seat. Baker stated that he saw they were going over and he dropped to the bottom of the car and grasped the foot rest. McCammon stated following the wreck all of the occupants crawled out.

Car Damaged Extensively

The car was considerably damaged. The top and windshield were smashed, the right hind wheel smashed, the radiator broken, the fenders were badly bent, and the steering wheel completely demolished. The engine was not hurt and following the accident it was started and ran all right. The car was taken to the Parks Motor Co.

Moore and Hancock were taken to Mercy hospital. Moore's three broken ribs were set and two stitches were taken in his hand. He is confined at the hospital today and is said to be getting along nicely. Hancock was taken to his home after his arm was set and although suffering a great deal of pain, was getting along well today.

At Winfield yesterday Hancock made the Winfield course in 76. This is par on this course since it has been trapped and lengthened and is the first time it has been parred.


FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1922

Al Woolsey of Kildare, made a special trip to Arkansas City today to renew his subscription to the Daily Traveler and get on speaking terms with its editor. Mr. Woolsey is a pioneer resident of Arkansas City. He was here in the 1870s. In 1874 he belonged to the Kansas state guards, which protected the border from the Cheyenne, Comanche, and Kiowa Indians. Last Sunday he received a check for $1,200 for back pay for services rendered in the guards. He will get a pension of $20 per month from now on.


FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1922

Verily the law is no respecter of persons. Prof. Chas. S. Huey, director of the manual training school, was ordered by the caretaker of Wilson Park yesterday to report to the police station for picking a flower. He called at the station last evening and was given a reprimand by Judge Brown and warned not to do it again or more severe punishment would be meted out.

The professor explained, "The particular flower I picked was a variety that the botany class was studying at the time, and to use the flower as an object lession to the class, I unthoughtedly plucked it."


FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1922

The Lesh Refining corporation is making some very substantial improvements for the benefit of its refining plant in this city. It is putting in three additional stills, which will enable this plant to greatly increase its output.

Another improvement that is being made that will be of great benefit in the future operations of this plant, is the laying of a four inch pipe line from the plant south to the state line, where it connects with the Mid-Co pipe line from the Burbank field. When this line is completed and in use, it will furnish the Lesh Refining corporation with a greatly increased amount of crude.


FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1922

Dr. Samuel H. McCormick, formerly of Geuda Springs, but who has been at the soldiers' national home at Los Angeles, California, for the past four or five years, is visiting friends and relatives in this section of the state, and came to the city today from Winfield where he had been attending the state encampment. He served in the civil war with the 38th Indiana infantry, and says he has not seen a member of his company for four or five years. There were none of them in attendance at the Winfield encampment, he says.


FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1922

Attorney H. S. Hines has been employed as sole counsel by A. A. McFall, against whom suit was brought by the state following the failure of the Geuda Springs bank, of which he was president. It is said that a different turn in affairs is likely to be developed from what has been commonly expected in this case. Mr. McFall was the only witness present for the Creighton hearing today who failed to materialize owing to the absence of his attorney.


SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1922

O. B. Seyster, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, who made the trip to the helium fields in the eastern part of the county yesterday with Chas. E. Rader, representing eastern capitalists, is of the opinion that Arkansas City has a good chance to secure this plant if it is built. The territory visited yesterday was around Otto, Falls City, where the Lemaster acreage is located, and Dexter.

Seyster and Rader were accompanied by C. B. Tingley, manager of the Kansas Gas and Electric company. The Kansas Gas and Electric company would have a special interest in securing the plant for this city in the event that they establish a high powered electric plant here as has been contemplated for some time.

According to Mr. Seyster, a new well is now being drilled on the Dodson land just south of Dexter, which is 1,100 feet, and shows 15,000,000 feet of gas. This is three to four hundred feet deeper than the gas found in the Dexter field several years ago. The original field was developed at 600 to 700 feet, and the gas found at this depth has long since been exhausted. It was said to have about 2 percent helium. Oil wells are operating the same field, which were brought in at a depth of over 2,000 feet, but all of these wells seem to have missed the helium gas found at 100 feet.

J. E. Day, who with his associates recently brought in a 2 ½ million gasser near Otto, is at present in Tulsa, to which place Mr. Rader went this morning, to confer with him. The Traveler reported the bringing in of this well at the time and stated then that what would be done with the field would depend entirely upon the results of the analysis of the gas at the state laboratories. Mr. Day and associates sent a sample of the gas to Topeka for test, and the results are said to be very favorable for helium development.

According to Secretary Seyster, however, the state laboratory will not give out an official report until a man from this department comes to the field and gets the gas for himself. Seyster stated that arrangements were being made to have this done immediately.


SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1922

Allie Moore, who is confined in Mercy hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident Thursday night, was reported today to be getting along nicely. He sustained three broken ribs, besides having some cuts and bruises, and was far the most seriously injured of the four who were in the car. The other three were Dr. R. L. Baker, Tom Hancock, and Fred McCammon. Hancock received a broken arm. He was able to come to town today from the country club.

It was thought an X-ray examination would be made in the case of Allie Moore, but such examination has not been made, it not being considered necessary. According to present indications, all parties in the accident are going to come out of it nicely.


SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1922

Whether Theft or Joke Was Not Known This Morning

Two negroes whose names had not been learned at the police department up to this morning took an old Ford roadster away from the premises at the rear of Ellis Billings' plumbing shop yesterday afternoon, and this morning Mr. Billings was at the police station trying to locate his property.

The big joke about it is that the police department and the fire department helped the negroes to spirit the car away. It was an old car that had been standing across the alley from the city building for a long time. Two of the wheels had been taken off the car and thrown into the bed. The coils had been taken off, and there was no hose connection on the radiator.

Chief Brandenburg of the fire department watched the negroes for several minutes and then showed them how to get the wheels on. Policeman J. W. White and some of the other officers watched them do it.

The negroes hitched the car to an old vehicle they were driving and towed it off. This morning the police were trying to locate the car. They were not sure whether it was a theft or a practical joke.

If it was a theft, they were accessory to it unknowingly. If it was a joke, they unknowingly helped to carry it out.

Anyway, Mr. Billings was after his car this morning and the police were trying to get track of it.





RECAP: Wind storms swept into several towns of Oklahoma and Kansas yesterday afternoon, leaving four dead and thousands of dollars in damaged property in their wake. At Muskogge two enginemen were killed by the locomotive being blown off the track. At Westfall two children are reported killed by the wind. Cars were blown off the rails at Guthrie where the wind reached high velocity. A tornado swooped upon Watonga, causing $50,000 property damage.

The heaviest damage of the storms was done to trees and crops. At Winfield scores of trees were blown down and several buildings unroofed. At Oxford a few small buildings were demolished and trees torn from their roots. None was hurt at either of these places. Fruit and crops were damaged by hail at Oxford. Trees were blown down between Udall and Belle Plaine. Five inches of rain fell at Coffeyville and four inches at Wellington. Wire service was demoralized between Arkansas City and Wichita and the street car lines and Interurban system in Arkansas City and Winfield were put out of commission. Lights in both cities went out. Little damage was done in Arkansas City or the surrounding country.






Mrs. Van C. Secord, of 214 North A Street, attended the Christian Science church yesterday without the aid of her crutch, which she had been using for a long time. She attended the McPherson meetings in Wichita and was the subject of special prayer by the evangelist and others. She was injured several years ago while a piano in her home was being moved, when her hip was thrown out of joint. Her husband is the well known retired Santa Fe engineer. Mrs. Secord's many friends will be glad to learn of her good fortune in being able to discard her crutch.


MONDAY, MAY 22, 1922


Dr. J. F. Jones, the dairy inspector and sanitary officer, read a letter from the state board of health, stating that the board expected to do considerable milk work during June and desired to come to Arkansas City...state board proposes to bring a portable milk bacteria laboratory here for testing purposes, and desires that the city furnish temporary quarters and autos to take the laboratory men to dairy herds in this territory. This work will be in addition to the regular inspection of dairy herds. The mayor asked: "Are all the cows inspected whose milk is sold in town?" Dr. Jones answered: "All the herds supplying milk to this city are inspected, and nearly all the individual cows in this city where a little milk is sold to neighbors, are inspected. There are 130 to 135 milk cattle in town. I have inspected 126. Those not inspected are not selling milk, and the owners did not want inspection in these cases as they had good cows and were supplying only to their own families."


The city engineer submitted a preliminary estimate of the sewer asked for by a few of the residents between Fifth and Sixth street from Maple Avenue to Kansas avenue. According to the engineer's report, it would cost an average of $79.63 for the sewer from Linden Avenue to Kansas Avenue and $69.48 from Maple to Linden Avenue. One resident on the proposed line from Linden to Kansas avenues arose and stated he could get more signatures to a remonstrance than could be got to a petition for the sewer. Lot owners here, it was pointed out, do truck gardening and at the estimated cost, it was claimed it would ruin these owners, as the lots are not salable for residence purposes. Further investigation will be made.


A refund on poll tax was ordered made to Busby for tax paid for two years after his return from the war before he was discharged, he being a member of a reserve corps. He is now a member of the local battery and as such will continue to be exempt from poll tax, it was stated.


City clerk was instructed to advertise the section of the trash ordinance, pertaining to raking trash into gutters, in both newspapers of the city. This matter was looked into by the city attorney, who discovered the city had an ordinance which covered this matter fully, but the existence of which had been forgotten and the orrdinance was not enforced.


The tourist park matter and the question of a kitchenette was discussed. As the proposed kitchenette would cost less than $100, the mayor was instructed to go ahead and have it built. Tourist travel is picking up. Mr. Seyster said: "I stood on the street and counted ten different tourist outfits as they passed down the street Saturday." Gas and a range are to be furnished, the gas to be furnished through a nickel-in-the-slot meter.



MONDAY, MAY 22, 1922

Devlin's ready to wear store, at 301 South Summit Street, will be closed tomorrow, Ward Wright, attorney for Mr. Devlin said today, after it had become known that W. L. Cunningham, attorney for creditors, went to Wichita to file bankruptcy proceedings in the federal court.

Miss Ethel Loud, who conducts a millinery department in the same room independent of the Devlin department, will continue in business, she announced this afternoon.


AD: MONDAY, MAY 22, 1922



Cash & Carry for North End of City

Although not completed, "The Henry Braun Station" will be open for the accommodation of Ice Customers, commencing next Monday morning, May 22nd.

Rube will be looking for you. We guarantee you service, courtesty, full weight. Never go away dissatisfied. All employees instructed to accept and settle any question of weight as you say and without argument.

No tipping please, you are paying for what you buy and the employee is paid to give you service.

The "Henry Braun Station" is being built for your convenience and satisfaction. It is your institution to render you such good service as to meet your constant commendation and should it fail to so function we want you to advise us.

If you do not have a small pair of Ice Tongs to make your ice handling easier, ask for a pair.

The Keefe-LeStourgeon Company


MONDAY, MAY 22, 1922

The Cottage Grocery, 306 East Maple Avenue, was broken into last night, and $20 in money was reported to be missing this morning. So far as discovered, nothing else was disturbed. The matter was reported to the police by Edward Hingle, the proprietor. No clue to the theft has been found.



Invitations have been extended to Mrs. V. C. Secord, Mrs. J. LeUnes, and Joe Moore to give testimony at the First Presbyterian church Wednesday night at 8 o'clock of how they were healed through the prayers of Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson. Invitations are also extended to anyone wishing to testify that they were healed by the prayers of Mrs. McPherson or that they were healed at their homes through prayer. Mrs. McPherson will be at Wilson park, May 29, at 7:30 o'clock.....SKIPPED THE REST.


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1922.

The present population of Arkansas City is 10,174, according to the figures turned in by the four assessors who have been taking the census and who have just completed their work.

Last year the total enumeration was 11,263, and two years ago the U. S. Government census figures were 11,552. Naturally the greatest loss in population came during the past year, following the retrenchment policy of the railroads and the closing down of the Milliken refinery.

The opening up of the oil fields south of this city, offering employment to labor at good wages, attracted a good many workers from this city. While this took away some population, yet the oil fields constitute one of the city's trade territories.


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1922

The Chamber of Commerce board voted to invite the Oklahoma and Kansas divisions of the Abe Pass highway to this city for a joint meeting.




TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1922

The Lions club has decided to help the Y. W. C. A. ladies by volunteering to build an addition to their summer camp house at the 140-foot hill. It has been known to some of the members that the present building was too small to meet the needs of the Y. W. C. A. members for summer camp purposes. The suggestion was made by Ross H. Rhoads, a member and an official of the Lions club. They plan to haul out the lumber and build the addition next Thursday, and will carry out the plan if the weather does not interfere.



TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1922

E. J. DeWitt has purchased the Mack and Russells Cafe at 114 South Summit street. Mr. DeWitt has renamed the place "The Midway Cafe." He will serve Blatz beer, soft drinks, regular meals, and short orders. Mr. DeWitt is well known in Arkansas City. He at one time owned the North End market and for the past year and a half has been working at the Frank Axley meat market.


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1922

The special prayer meeting called to meet at the residence of Mrs. Anthony Carlton, 905 North Second street, at 9 o'clock this morning, was attended by a large crowd, the house being well filled. The meeting was opened by prayer by Rev. W. M. Gardner, who also made a talk on divine healing. The particular object of the meeting was to promote this teaching in the Bible, and to pray for afflicted ones who make application and for those who are known to be afflicted and seek relief through belief and faith, and by living in harmony with God. It was voted at this meeting to continue these prayer meetings throughout the year, and Mrs. Ray Williams and Mrs. Anthony Carlton were appointed as a committee to make arrangements for the next meeting. The Presbyterian church is arranging to hold regular meetings once each week to pray for the sick. These prayer meetings are not private and are open to anyone who desires to attend.



Fred Collins, negro, plead guilty to second degree manslaughter in connection with the killing of John Williams, negro, on North B street last July, in district court today.

At the first trial he was found guilty of murder in the second degree, which carried a sentence from 10 years to life in the penitentiary.

His lawyer, Judge Hines, secured a new trial on presentation of evidence that O. P. Fuller varied his testimony at the inquest and trial. The motion was sustained in the district court today and Judge Hines advised his client to enter the plea of guilty in the second degree manslaughter. He was sentenced by the court from three to five years.

Collins declared, after he received the light sentence: "I feel that Judge Hines saved me serving at least 25 years or perhaps a life term in the penitentiary by his counsel."



Mrs. Margaret Snodgrass went to Winfield today to confer with Judge Jackson on retaining him to help prosecute Policeman Frank Ketch, charged with the murder of her son, Everett Snodgrass, 23, overseas man, at the Tom Adams house, 222 North Eighth street recently during a raid at that place by the police.



Secretary O. B. Seyster of the chamber of commerce received an inquiry this morning from a lady at Coffeyville, asking the best auto route from that city to Enid, Oklahoma.

The secretary recommended the Denver-Joplin highway to Cedarvale, thence to Arkansas City by the county road. From this city to Enid he recommended the Abo Pass highway passing through Newkirk and Blackwell, thence to Enid. He also mentioned the other route from here, which goes west from this city to the Meridian road, following this road direct to Enid. He advised the lady that if she and her party would call at the Chamber of Commerce office when they arrive in this city, he would advise them which of the two routes would be the best at that time depending on local conditions.

Secretary Seyster says he receives many inquiries in regard to auto routes in and out of this city.



Fred L. Johnson of Oklahoma City is in the city with a view to establishing a factory here to manufacture a standard auto signal. He is getting in touch with the city through Secretary Seyster of the Chamber of Commerce.

The people he represents are Chas. H. Sharp and Wm. Smelzer, both of Emporia, Kansas. Mr. Sharp is the inventor of the signal device and Mr. Smelzer is his attorney. The dies, patents, etc., are in the possession of these men.

The signal is designed to take the place of the rear signal light. It operates mechanically and indicates the action of the car, which direction the car will turn, or whether it is going to stop or start, and can be used in daytime as well as at night.



E. H. Armstrong, the bank examiner in charge of the Traders State bank, reports that there are still about 1,000 claims outstanding, that is there are this number of claimants who have not yet reported at the bank for registration. These are mostly on checking and savings accounts, Mr. Armstrong states. Besides the bank still has all kinds of paper left for safe keeping and the claimants have not yet reported to get their paper. The time deposits have practically all checked in. Mr. Armstrong is very anxious that all claimants report at the bank as soon as possible so as to get this part of the settlement of the bank's affairs cleaned up.



Mrs. Margaret Snodgrass, 410 North Tenth street, is making an appeal to have Policeman Frank Ketch removed from the force until his trial on the charge of murder in connection with the killing of her son, Everett Snodgrass, 23, overseas man, recently at a raid on Tom Adams' home, 222 North Eighth street, is disposed of in district court.

The Appeal

Her appeal is addressed to the mayor, city commissioners, and both newspapers. The Traveler received the following letter from Mrs. Snodgrass today.

"I respectfully remonstrate against the reinstatement of Frank Ketch as a member of the police force of Arkansas City, and earnestly petition his suspension as an officer, at least until the conclusion of his trial on the charge of murder now pending against him for the killing off my son, Everett Snodgrass.

"From all that I can learn, I believe that Ketch is a highly nervous man, and unfit to handle firearms under stress of excitement, as a police officer is likely to be called upon to do.

"I am informed that Ketch while assigned to desk duty at this time, has all the authority of any patrolman or officer of the force to carry and use firearms, take part in raids, make arrests, etc.

"Son Robbed of His Life"

"I have informed myself as fully as possible about the shooting of my son, and from such information as I have been able to gather, I am convinced that my boy was robbed of his life, and his mother deprived of the aid, assistance, care, and affection of a kind, dutiful, and loving son, by, to say the least, wanton carelessness on the part of the officer who shot him.

"Wehter the act which led to the murder charge against Ketch was due to mistake, carelessness, or criminal intention, I believe it is a stain upon the honor of this city to keep him on the police force, until his act has been vindicated by a jury.

Boy Was Unarmed

"The people are entitled to men of proven worth, honor, integrity, and stability on the police force, and remembering the circumstances of the killing of my son,that he was unarmed when killed, and that the stories of him who is now no longer able to speak for himself, and of the officer, the one told in the very Valley of the Shadow, with knowledge that the teller was soon to stand before the judgment bar of his Maker, the other told in the certainty that a defense must soon be made against the infliction of a penalty for crime, were directly opposite in effectthere can be no such assurance until twelve good men have approved Ketch's act in shooting Everett down.

Holds No Malice

"I believe that to keep Ketch upon the police force, with the authority mentioned above, needlessly endangers the honor of this city and the lives and happiness of its citizens.

"I do not send you this letter because of any malice or blind prejudice against Ketch, but I call your attention to these things because I feel that it is a duty I owe my dead boy to see that justice is done."

Mayor McIntosh, Chief Dailey, and Policeman Ketch all refused to make any statement today in regard to the letter of Mrs. Snodgrass.


THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1922

Ordinance No. 205.

Section One. Throwing Garbage in Street: Prohibited. That no person shall throw, place, deposit, or leave or cause to be thrown, placed, deposited, or left in any of the public streets, highways, alleys, parks, or thoroughfares, of the city of Arkansas City, Kansas, any dirt, filth, sewerage, sweepings, dung, excrement, compost, papers, stable manure, boxes, ashes, lumber, coal, wood, kindling, grass, weeds, vegetables, slops, or litter of any kind, from and after the taking effect of this ordinance, except as provided in section 2 hereof. (Ord. 205, Sec. 1, Book D)

Republished by Order of the Board of Commissioners, May 25, 1922.M. N. Sinnott, City Clerk.


THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1922

Following an operation Monday for appendicitis and a second operation necessitated yesterday, Mrs. Roy Rinehart died in Mercy hospital at 1:30 this morning.

A few months ago Mrs. Rinehart suffered from an attack of diphtheria, and had not been in good health since. She was taken to the hospital Monday at which time the operation was made for appendicitis. Complications developed which necessitated a second operation, which, owing to her weakened condition, she failed to survive.

Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wright of this city. The father is in the city at the present time, but the mother is in California. She leaves four sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Willard C. Rorick, Mrs. Blanche Baker, and Lena Wright, all of this city, and little sister, Florence, who is with her mother in California. The brothers are Ed, Harold, and Lyle Wright, all of this city. Mrs. Rinehart would have been 21 years old the 6th of next July.

Roy Rinehart, her husband, is the mechanician for J. B. Lantz, the well known oil operator of this city. They made their home at 119 ½ South C street. She was married to Mr. Rinehart about three years ago.

The body was taken to the Parman and Powell undertaking parlors. Services: Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Holmes, of Wichita, formerly of this city. The body will be laid away in the mausoleum at Riverview cemetery.


THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1922

Irving Parmenter and his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Murch, of Denver, who have been visiting J. B. Hefflefinger and family, 501 North Second street, and C. G. Roseberry and family, left for home this morning. Mr. Parmenter is the grandfather of Mrs. Heffelfinger and Mrs. Roseberry. He is 86 years old, a veteran of the civil war, a hale and hearty old man. He walks without a cane, reads without glasses, and has his own teeth.


THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1922

RECAP: The work today is the building of a dining hall and kitchen to the Y. W. C. A. camp house at the 140 foot hill. This is for the especial benefit of the girl reserves comprising the junior high school students.


THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1922

Fred Collins, who shot and killed a negro by the name of Williams in this city almost a year ago, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the second degree, in the district court yesterday, and was sentenced to serve from three to five years in the penitentiary.



Miss Edith Davis, instructor of physical education in junior high school, said the following yesterday evening.

"The six highest honor students in the graduating class were girls. All of the exceptional honor students were girls and only a few of the honor class were boys. The main reason for this is that athletics is being run into the ground in our high school.

"The boys play football in the fall, then tennis, then basketball, and then track. There's simply too much of it. Athletics should have a part in school activities, but not too much. If I were doing it, I would make football boys ineligible for basketball, basketball boys ineligible for track, and so on.

"It is true that athletics do keep some boys in school, but the trouble is, it takes too much time away from studies.

"I don't believe boys are any less intelligent than girls, but that they apply themselves less to their studies."


FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1922

Robert Finney reported that some low lived, unprincipled, crooked hearted, black livered, warped minded human skunk broke into the Finney creamery last night. Nothing was reported missing. The police record didn't state whether he filled up on cream.


FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1922

The following statements were made by Mrs. LeUnes today.

"Rumors are afloat that I have denied having a surgical operation performed upon me during my illness in February, 1922.

"I want to correct this impression. I was operated upon last February 13. The doctors removed a tumor weighing 89 pounds and no hope was held for my recovery at that time.

"I have a statement from Dr. Jickling, of Flint, Michigan, where I had the operation performed, stating that my recovery is nothing short of a miracle. Anyone wishing to see this statement may do so by calling at the New Home restaurant.

"Prayer is the only thing that saved my life, in my opinion, but I do not wish to deprive the surgeon of any credit for the operation performed upon me. Both the attending physicians declared that my case was considered hopeless and that they believed my faith in God and the prayers that were said for me contributed in a large measure toward my complete recovery."


FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1922

Ol Paris, proprietor of the Paris taxi cab line, and who promoted Paris park and lake, is now working for a boy scout park on the east side of Summit street, just this side of the Arkansas river.

Yesterday afternoon Mr. Paris, a committee from the junior chamber of commerce, and Frank Thompson, commissioner of public utilities, met with Scoutmaster Kraul in his office. Thompson promised in behalf of the city commission that a fence would be constructed from the bridge to the place where the park will end, and also to supply the dirt for leveling the ground.

The junior chamber of commerce will supply boards to the boys to fashion into cabins. Trees will be planted at various places on the ground to give a rustic appearance and provide shade. The park will be known as the Boy Scout park.


FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1922

Geo. W. Herbert, of 725 North B street, died at his home at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Herbert was an old soldier and pioneer. He was 85 years old. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Sarah Herbert, one girl, and three boys. These are : Mrs. Ella Park, who lives with family at 725 North B sttreet, Dean Herbert, Apperson, Oklahoma; E. R. Herbert, Kaw City, Oklahoma; George Herbert, living east of town, and Roy Herbert, Kansas avenue.



Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist and "miracle woman," will arrive in Arkansas City from Wichita Monday to hold a meeting at Wilson Park.

Arkansas City people are now familiar with the miraculous cures effected through prayer by Mrs. McPherson for the afflicted. Joe Moore, local youth, cast aside his crutches after using them for nine years, following his attendance at one of the meetings in Wichita. Mrs. W. E. Miller pushed her wheel chair from the forum to the hotel where she was stopping after having been unable to walk without aid for several years. Mrs. Van Secord threw away a crutch that she had been using for several months after prayer was said for her by Mrs. McPherson.

Here One Night Only

Other people from Arkanss City were cured at the McPherson meeting in Wichita. This wonder woman will be here one night only. She will hold a meeting at the park at 7 o'clock. She does not claim to be a healer or to have any strange power. She says God answers her prayers and that the sick are cured by his omnipotent power.

Her prayers have attracted people to Wichita from twenty-six states. Telegrams have been showered upon her from all over the United States, beseeching her to remain in Wichita until they can get there to see her.

From one to two thousand afflicted people daily have at-tended the meetings at the forum. She is the most discussed woman in the southwest.

Extra seats are being placed at the park to accommodate the crowd and decorations will also be arranged. A choir will sing prior to the address of Mrs. McPherson.

In the event it rains Monday night, the meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian church, Mrs. John LeUnes announced.

Prayer Service Held

The prayer service held last night in the United Brethren church, preparatory to the meeting to be conducted here by Mrs. McPherson, was attended by about 200 people. It was conducted by Rev. J. J. Carroll. There were prayers and testimonies given and the principal addresses were made by Dr. Gardner and Rev. Carroll. The former told of some of the meetings of Mrs. McPherson at Wichita and of the healing services held there. There was great enthusiasm among the audience and many fervent prayers were offered for the success of the meeting here Monday night.

Mrs. Ray Williams was the leader last night and Edgar Shumaker led the singing. Mrs. Lloyd Wilkers was at the piano. Mr. and Mrs. Shumaker sang a duet and there was also some congregational singing. The possibility of organizaing a permanent society for prayer service among all the churches was discussed, but no official action was taken. Rev. Carroll gave the closing prayer.



That the Cosden Oil Company is negotiating for the Mid-Co refinery in this city is no doubt. There are many indications that point that way.

All this week there have been rumors going around that the Cosden is going to take the Mid-Co over in a very short time. Thursday the Traveler published a small editorial item saying that "the Cosden people were after the Mid-Co refinery, and it is generally hoped that they will be successful in landing it."

Wires from Tulsa and St. Louis to the Traveler today have been to the effect that no deal has been made as yet.

J. H. Tyberendt, who has charge of the Milliken interests of this city, informs the Traveler that he has had no notification that the refinery in this city has changed hands, although he had word from his employers Thursday to the effect that there was a possibility of a transfer, but he was not informed as to who the parties were who are negotiating.

One of the refineries in this city has been attempting to trade crude near Okmulgee to the Cosden people for crude oil from the Burbank field; but as soon as this report became prevalent that the Cosden was negotiating for the Mid-Co, the deal for crude has stopped the progress of the deal, indicating that the Cosden had prospects of putting the plant in this city.

The Frisco company, which is very closely affiliated with the Milliken plant here, has received no word of any chance, according to local railroad officials.




A. W. Ralston, representative of Cudahy Packing Co., made the following statements.

"Arkansas City is receiving some hard knocks between here and Oklahoma City on account of the condition of the rock road south of the city. All the garages and hotels warn tourists enroute north to turn west at Newkirk or Chilocco and go via Wellington. Naturally, being an Arkansas City man, I was surprised and disappointed to learn to what extent these tourists are being talked out of coming through this city on account of the road conditions south of here. I believe that local merchants are losing considerable trade as a result of the tourists going another way. Arkansas City is a logical stopping place for people traveling north in the summer. It has hotel and garage facilities that are unequaled at any town in Oklahoma. It has stores that are not surpassed, and is an excellent trading point. I believe it would do the town immeasurable benefit to have the roads south repaired and made more passable, not only for the attraction it would afford tourists, but for the use of the farmers who want to bring their goods here and to shop in Arkansas City. One cannot help but notice the bad effect these stories have on Arkansas City when they are heard at almost every town between here and Oklahoma City by the salesmen who travel out of here."



A Correction

The interview published in last evening's Traveler concerning Miss Edith Davis' views relative to athletics and scholarship, is not an authorized statement, according to Miss Davis, who thinks it was the result of a sweet girl graduate's enthusiasm and youthful convictions.

Miss Davis wishes to state that she believes in athletics for both boys and girls. Statistics show that girls were honor students during the years when athletics had very little part in the school program. According to Miss Davis the records in our own high school show that there is much more sickness and more prolonged absences among the girls than among the boys.

Miss Davis said: "Indoor life and inactivity are in some measure accountable for many of these little illnesses among girls."

In conclusion, Miss Davis says, "We want scholarship and we want health, one of our most priceless possessions."


SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1922.

A new cement bridge across Grouse creek at Cambridge will be built soon, it was announced today. A survey has already been made and estimates of cost are soon to be figured.

The new structure is to replace a steel bridge, it is understood.Free Press.


SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1922.

Robert Wright, colored, was arrested this morning on complaint of A. W. Baer, a groceryman in the north part of town, alleging the passing of a forged ehck. The check was written for $12.50 and was written on the Home National Bank of this city, made payable to Wright and signed by Clyde Shaw. The trial was set for the 6th of June in Justice Martin's court. Bond was fixed at $500 and the defendant was placed in the city jail pending the making of the bond. Wright was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Ed Pauley and taken into Justice Martin's court.


SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1922

The funeral of George W. Herbert of 725 North B street, who passed away yesterday afternoon, will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock. The funeral will be in charge of the G. A. R. assisted by the American Legion. Mr. Herbert was an old soldier and a member of the G. A. R. Rev. Wentworth of the Methodist church, will preach the funeral sermon, and burial will take place in Parker cemetery. The body is in charge of the Smith-Grant funeral home.


SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1922

William Bolton, an old-time citizen of Dexter, but who for the past two years had resided in this city, died at 3:30 this afternoon at 102 South Fifth street. He was 76 years old. For years he had resided at Dexter, and owned a farm adjoining the Dexter townsite on the north. He was a Presbyterian. He leaves a daughter and two sons. The daughter, Mary Bolton, lives at Winfield. One of the sons, John A., resides in this city, being in the employ of the Santa Fe. The other son, William, Jr., lives on the farm near Dexter. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Cora Lefler of Dexter, and Mrs. May Reynolds of Red Cloud, Neb., and two brothers, Jim Bolton of Mount Hope, Kans., and Newt Bolton of Spokane, Washington. Oldroyd & Sons will ship the body to Dexter, where funeral services and burial will occur.





Supper Carried to Park by Scores of People This Afternoon.

Late this afternoon Wilson Park presented the appearance of a baseball park, during a world's series.

Several hundred people had gathered at the park to get choice seats for the meeting of Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist, whose prayers have healed scores of people at

Wichita. The meeting will begin at 7 o'clock.

A large number of the persons who crowded into the park beginning shortly after noon carried their supper baskets and were prepared to stay until the meeting is closed tonight.

Arouses Great Interest Here

Nothing has created more of a sensation here than the coming to Arkansas City of Mrs. McPherson, who was due to arrive late this afternoon from Wichita, via the Augusta oil fields. The healing of Joe Moore, Mrs. W. E. Miller, Mrs. Van Secord, and other well- known local people at the meetings of Mrs. McPherson in Wichita have aroused community wide interest in the "Miracle Woman."

Arrangements have been made for roping off the first two rows of seats for the afflicted, old and young, and to allow reservations for wheel chairs and cots. Children under 5 years old will have to be held on laps of parents, and Mrs. McPherson has sent word that the meeting is for adults as she will only be here tonight. She has asked that the crowd not be selfish and to give the sick and aged the choicest seats.

Extra Seats Provided

A large number of seats have been moved from Paris park to Wilson park, under direction of Mayor McIntosh, who has been assisting the local women in charge of the meeting. The undertakers have furnished 350 extra seats.

Guy Curfman will direct the choir service at the meeting. Mrs. McPherson will be taken to the home of Mrs. Anthony Carlton, where accommodations will be provided for her and her mother during their brief stay in the city. Mrs. Carlton said Mrs. McPherson has expressed the wish that people do not call her on the phone because she will need all the rest she can get after her trip from Wichita, and following her meeting at Wilson Park.

Mrs. Carlton said: "I think it was a perfectly wonderful thing to be able to get Mrs. McPherson to come here and I am sure the public will show her every courtesy and consideration, and be thoughtful enough not to burden her with calls or personal solicitations after she has so kindly consented to hold a public meeting in Arkansas City on the only night that she has had the opportunity to get a rest since she opened her meetings in Wichita several weeks ago."

To Pray For Afflicted

Mrs. McPherson will be asked by Mrs. John LeUnes, also one of those healed through the prayer of the evangelist, to offer up a prayer for all the afflicted at one time if she is unable to give personal attention to each case. At 3:30 o'clock Mrs. McPherson had not arrived in the city, but assurances had been given Mrs. Carlton that she would be here before the hour for the meeting to begin.



Manager W. D. Fulton of the Isis theatre announces a radio demonstration at his theatre tomorrow evening. The demonstration will be given between 7 and 8 o'clock. No particular program is promised, but the receiver will be tuned in to various stations.

Manager Fulton stated: "Present weather conditions make 'static' interference difficult to overcome; but we will give the demonstration and if there is much interference of this kind due to electrical storms in various parts of the country, the people will have the opportunity to learn one of the difficulties to be overcome in radio operation. They will understand the meaning of static interference. They will also learn what interference by 'spark stations' means. With favorable conditions, they will probably get some good music and reports of various kinds."



Police Chief Says Traffic Violators to be Prosecuted

Police Chief Dailey declared today: "Enforcement of traffic rules have not been stringent enough in this city. We are going to clamp the lid down a little tighter, and violations in traffic will mean a trip to police court for the offender."

The violations include:

Not properly parking; parked within twenty-five feet of street intersection; parked within twenty five-feet of fire plug; exceeding speed limit; no head and tail lights; bright lights; passing street car while discharging passengers; running with muffler open; tail lights not lighted; Jay driving; tags not being in plain sight.


MONDAY, MAY 29, 1922

Mrs. McPherson, the evangelist, is giving souvenir seats to those who buy a seat in the Echo Park Revival tabernacle now being built at Los Angeles, Cal. The seats average $25 apiece. The name of the purchaser is placed on the seat and will remain there as long as the tabernacle stands. It is being built as a community house according to Mrs. McPherson's representatives, and after her death will go back to the city of Los Angeles.


MONDAY, MAY 29, 1922

Here's a good local story of times gone by that has never been published. Hiram S. Benshoof, better known as "Hi,", stockman, also canal superintendent for the Kansas Gas and Electric company, was standing on the street one day when a fellow citizen accosted him thusly: "Well, Hi, is it going to rain today?" Hi cast a glance at the sky and noting the light fleecy clouds moving to the northeast, remarked: "Those are empties, going back to Kansas City."


MONDAY, MAY 29, 1922

The annual memorial service for the G. A. R. and W. R. C. were held Sunday morning in the Christian church, Rev. G. W. McQuiddy delivering the sermon. There were ten vacant chairs in the front of the church for the members of the post who died in the year just ended. The names of those who died in the last year are: W. T. Art, Andrew Cox, George M. McMillin, George H. McIntire, E. F. Dorrance, R. L. Hudson, John Awalt, Vincent Stout, Jesse Fetty, and G. W. Herbert.

There are only 32 veterans of the civil war in the local post at present, each year seeing a decrease in the membership. Louis Logan is the commander of the post. There are 112 members in the W. R. C. at present.


MONDAY, MAY 29, 1922

The Creighton cases in the two local justice courts have been continued until June 26th. Two of these cases are in Justice W. J. Martin's court and two of them are in Justice W. T. Ham's court.


MONDAY, MAY 29, 1922

Lucian Constant, electrician, while working on the new J. B. Lantz home at 403 North C street, this afternoon received three broken ribs by falling through some rafters. He was taken to the Arkansas City hospital for treatment. Mr. Constant was getting along all right late this afternoon.


MONDAY, MAY 29, 1922.


The question of testing milk furnished to customers in this city again largely occupied the attention of the city commissioners at their regular weekly session this morning. The session was the longest yet held, opening at 10 a.m. and running past the noon hour.

Dr. J. F. Jones opened the discussion by stating he had a letter from the county health officer, Dr. Kelley, at Winfield, giving the information that the proposed visit of men from the state health department to this county to inspect dairy and milk conditions had been changed in some details.

Instead of installing a laboratory in this city, as at first proposed, the department had been offered the use of the college at Winfield for this purpose, thus eliminating extra expense. This city is asked to furnish automobile transportation for the men to the various dairies supplying the town. Mayor McIntosh stated he had talked with the city health officer, Dr. E. F. Day, who assured him this was no effort on the part of any concern to put something over on the dairymen, but was a move to make for the public health and for the benefit of the dairymen. It is the intention to make a thorough sanitary inspection of dairy conditions and to test the milk for bacteria in addition to the tuberculosis test heretofore required. There were a number of dairymen present, and several of them spoke and agreed on the proposition of being willing to support any move for more thorough sanitation, though there was some division on the bacteria test. There is no intention on the part of anyone to demand the pasteurization of milk, it was stated, except insofar as the existing state law applied to the creameries. After extended discussion Dr. Jones was authorized to reply to Dr. Kelley's letter, instructing him to invite the state laboratory men to this city. Dairyman Brennan took exceptions, on the principle that the matter of cleanliness should come from within, instead of from without, or from Topeka to Arkansas Citythat the tests should be made by the local health officers. Here it was intimated that the state inspectors also inspect the local



Another important subject that occupied the attention of the board at this meeting was the matter of the condition of the south road leading into Arkansas City. R. J. Murray introduced the discussion and pointed out the big detriment to this city by the present condition of the south road. He said it was a disgrace to the city, and that the camp at the river should also be abolished, as the condition of the road at this point, together with the unsightly aspect of the camp, would give all travelers into the city a very bad impression.


G. Luther Brown, continuing the discussion, extended it to the condition of the street car track on Summit street, and said this was a matter that should be remedied and that steps should be taken to do so immediately. If the interurban receiver refused to take any steps in this line, or cooperate with the city, there could be legal recourse that would compel action. He suggested that the brick be taken up and the track graveled, as the least expensive method of making a decided improvement, and that the company be negotiated with to this end.


The matter of neglect in trimming trees was also spoken of by Mr. Brown. He thought this neglect was due to the ordinance taking over the parking by the city. But it developed that the ordinance only regulated the matter of topping trees, and was intended to protect the trees from misuse by the telephone and light companies. No further action was taken.


George W. Jones, director of the A. C. municipal band and orchestra appeared before the board and explained the present situation with reference to this municipal organization. He presented a bill of something like $137 for music which he had bought and paid for out of his own pocket, this money being invested in standard selections, and which gives the organization a musical library that would be sufficient with but little additional expenditures for the next five years. He stated it was not obligatory on the part of the commissioners to pay this bill, but on motion he was reimbursed in the sum of $100. Prof. Jones gave an outline of his plans for the next year. He stated: "The organization of the symphony band provides for a combination of instruments that makes it superior to any brass band, and already other Kansas towns are making inquiries as to this organization and patterning after the A. C. Symphony band."

He explained that out of the symphony band he had selected a band for special purposes such as booster trips, that was a crackerjack band, and which the city could well be proud to send out. In addition to this, he explained, he is organizing a band from the high school. This band will have some twenty-five pieces and about fifteen of the players are good musicians already. The purpose of this band is to develop talent for the smyphony band. Mr. Jones promised that by the carrying out of his present plans, in six months he would have a band here that would be among the best organizations of the kind in the state.

It appears that there will be something more than $700 come into the band fund from former assessments, and Mr. Jones was given authority to keep the organization up on these funds until the money comes in from the new assessment, which cannot be made until August. The mayor and commissioners assume the attitude that the municipal band is a great asset to the city and now have a clear understanding with Director Jones as to his plans and purposes. When it was learned how much work he is doing gratis, and the enviable position attained by the city through his efforts, the commission promptly ordered that he be reimbursed in the sum of $100, as above noted, although Mr. Jones did not ask this.


An ordinance was authorized permitting the Kansas Gas and Electric company to build a gasoline supply tank for their garage across the alley from the rear of the company's office and supply house at 224 South Summit street.


Some baggage men got their way about being able to park on Summit street instead of having to go to the alley...also they agreed to allow parking of cars on Fifth avenue, angle parking, and remarking of the streets for auto parking.


Contractor Waychoff was allowed $500 as part payment on the comfort station which he is erecting in Paris Park.


Some of the grocery men were present to protest with reference to the People's Store market recently established outside the building and occupying a space four feet by about 60 feet on the sidewalk next to the property line of their store building.

John W. Higgins of the Co-Operative Grocery, stated if the People's store was going to be allowed to maintain such a market on the sidewalk, then the same privileges should be extended to the other grocerymen of the city. The commissioners stated it was in direct violation of the city ordinance and they thought Mr. Freeman, the store manager, would voluntarily remove the market stand when his attention was directed to this matter. They promised to speak to him about it, with a view to getting the desired result without having to take formal action in the matter.




Five persons were healed at Wilson park last night, after Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist and "Miracle Woman," had left the stage and was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carlton.

The healed are:

Mrs. Adaline Marsh, 206 North Summit street, of partial blindness caused from cataracts; Roy Buckles, 12, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buckles of Oklahoma, formerly of East Poplar avenue, this city, of stammering; a sick baby; one man of deafness in one ear, and Mrs. Charles Shuster, 617 South F street, of a nervous breakdown. She has suffered for three years and been confined to a wheel chair. A week ago Dr. and Mrs. Wm. Gardner called at her home and prayed. She was relieved and last night she was wheeled to the park. She got up from the chair and walked to the south end of the rotunda from the north end with fingertips on her husband's shoulder. She walked about the house last night and is bright and happy today. She feels a little weak from three years' inactivity but is confident her strength and health will return.

More than 5,000 people saw and heard Mrs. McPherson. She said: "I am so delighted with the people of Arkansas City that I am going to try and come back here next year on a transcontinental trip for eight days."

Sick Remain in Park

After the McPherson meeting had closed, people still remained in the tabernacle. There were the afflicted, sick at heart because Mrs. McPherson had not offered a special prayer for them. Tears flowed down the cheeks of many of the sick. Three persons stopped beside a woman in a wheel chair to pray. Along came H. W. Lewis, of Springfield, Ill., an evangelist, who is stopping at the Osage hotel. He paused to pray for the woman. He was asked to pray for another person. Remnants of the large audience crowded around. It was a case of a stammering boy. The evangelist prayed for the boy. Mr. Lewis said: "Now you can talk as well as any one, my boy. Say, Praise the Lord." The boy, about 12 years old, said: "Praise the Lord." The small group of people were thunderstruck. Then Mr. Lewis asked the boy to say: "I came to this meeting tonight to be healed." The boy repeated the words after the evangelist. He shouted, "I've found my voice. I can talk as well as anyone." His cheeks were stained with tears and his eyes glistened with joy.

Mr. Lewis stopped at the side of Mrs. Adaline Marsh. She could barely see him. He prayed for her. Others joined in the prayer. Mrs. Marsh raised her head and opened her eyes. She shouted, "Why, I can see. I couldn't see when I cam here tonight. I can see now. Praise the Lord, I can see."

Another case was that of a small baby who had been ill since birth several months ago. It was healed by prayer. A man was healed of deafness.

Mrs. Minnie Kennedy, mother of Mrs. McPherson, asked the caretaker of Wilson Park, Charles Gilliland, to put out the lights. She said, "Mrs. McPherson doesn't want to go until the lights are extinguished." Mr. Gilliland replied: "Madam, this is a public park and I don't like to put out the lights until all the people have gone." Mrs. Kennedy walked over to Mr. Lewis and said, "You must go now. The meeting is over." Mr. Lewis replied: "All right, Madam, I will go as soon as I finish this testimonial I am giving. Mrs. Kennedy declared: "You must go now. You have followed us to spoil our meeting and to take credit from us." He responded: "I was here before you came, Madam. Mrs. McPherson surely cannot take offense if I use some of the Holy Ghost she brought here to help these poor people. Some of these people have come here from a long distance to have prayer said for them. Mrs. McPherson delivered an excellent address, but she offered no special prayer for these sick people. See their saddened faces. Some of them are crying because of their disappointment.

Here is a man who has driven 25 miles to bring his wife, who lost three sons in the war, and whose suffering has unbalanced her mind. We prayed for her and her face cleared. Her husband says she looks better than anytime since the great sorrow fell upon her, but we are going, Mrs. Kennedy."

"Tex" Jones of Wichita, who had brought Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. McPherson to Arkansas City, declared: "Why don't you hire a hall to tell about it?" Mr. Lewis made no retort. The crowd stood by without comment, but the sick continued to sob.

A bright faced young woman said: "O, I wish Mrs. McPherson would pray for me. I have tuberculosis and my heart is so weak that I could hardly come tonight." She pulled at the sleeve of the famous evangelist, but others hurried Mrs. McPherson into a waiting automobile and she was whisked away.

Mrs. McPherson and Mrs. Kennedy declared that they had no objection to anyone using divine healing power, but that they did not consider it fair to operate in an audience that was gathered to hear Mrs. McPherson for the reason that if the sick were disappointed over not being helped in that manner, the blame usually rested upon Mrs. McPherson.

The first two rows at the park were filled with those who had bodily ills. They had begun gathering at the park at noon to get seats up front which had been reserved for them. In their faces were reflected the hunger for a word from Mrs. McPherson, but it did not come except in her general talk. These afflicted people were sorely disappointed. They had suffered pain to hear her. They had braved the elements to attend her meeting. They knew not and could not appreciate that Mrs. McPherson was worn out by constant work with the ill for many weeks. They knew not that she had only promised to preach and not to heal. They had come from afar hoping that she would give them a personal blessing for their ills. They listened to her address with rapt attention. They smiled through the pain when she described the healing power of Jesus and prayed for the return of the old fashioned religion.

See Rain Stopped

They watched her pray for the Lord to dispel the rain which deluged the park. They saw the clouds roll by and the stars shine again as Mrs. McPherson lifted her voice to God for cessation of the rain that these people might hear the message from Him that night. They marveled at the power of this little, white-clad woman, with a face lit up with tenderness and love for all humanity. They saw in her a chosen disciple of God come to heal the sick and to cleanse the soul of evil. They believed. Oh, yes, they believed. None could look at that sea of faces and be a scoffer. The magnetic power of this little woman was instilled into the hearts of that great audience. It responded to every word that dropped from her lips. She breathed the spirit of the Holy Master.

The minds of the people were enthralled with her sincere and earnest talk. Their eyes were enraptured with the shining beauty of her face. An understanding shone from her eyes that God does and can heal today as he did yesterday and will do tomorrrow. The sick waited for the moment when she would pray for them alone. Five hundred peo le raised their arms for her prayer to make them love Jesus Christ and become Christians. Still the sick waited for the personal word, for the little attention that would be bestowed upon that two rows of suffering humanity whose hearts were filled with the love of Christ and whose faith seemed only to need the magic touch, the healing prayer of Mrs. McPherson. And still it did not come.

Sick Are Disappointed

Mrs. McPherson ended her discourse and turned to go away. Over the faces of the sick unfolded an expression that would have aroused the sympathy of a stone hearted person. They looked stunned at first. Then here and there a frame shook with sobs. Tears flowed down the cheeks of the aged and the young. One old woman, who has been a sufferer from partial paralysis for years, almost collapsed with her poignant grief. She cried aloud for prayer. It was then that Christian people in the audience knelt upon the ground and prayed for her. It was at this time that Mr. Lewis appeared and led the praying. He is a gray haired medium sized man with an expression of reverence. He looks like he might be about 50 years of age. He said: "I had no intention to trespass upon the meeting of Mrs. McPherson. I saw those people suffering and praying for Divine Power to heal them. I cannot understand why Mrs. Kennedy should think that Mrs. McPherson is the only person who holds the power to heal through prayer when she says in her own sermons that others can do the same if they give themselves to the Lord. I assisted Mrs. McPherson at her meeting in Wichita and she did not complain of my help. I think Mrs. McPherson is a wonderfully gifted woman, and with a charm of personality that endears to her everyone who meets and talks to her. Undoubtedly the blessing she left upon that large crowd last night was in a large measure responsible for the healing power that was demonstrated after she had left the park. I saw her perform miracles in California. She is truly a sincere and earnest woman whose work among the sick is marvelous if one does not understand the mercy and power of Jesus. I have marveled at the cures that have been effected through the prayer of this beloved woman, and I have known that calls have come for her from all over America and from many places across the ocean. She is a good woman and I wish her all the power that can be bestowed upon her by God. I do think, however, that her mother is spoiling her. Mrs. Kennedy does not have the vision of her daughter nor the sympathy and compassion for the sick."

There was a crash of thunder that startled thousands of persons, many of whom on the outside of the tabernacle were drenched to the skin by a torrential rain which began falling a few minutes before Mrs. McPherson appeared. Then Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist and "Miracle Woman," stepped to the front of the platform. In less than five minutes a deluge of rain lapsed into a drizzle and in ten minutes, the stars were shining.

She prayed, "Oh, Lord, stay this rain and this storm. You can hold it in the hollow of your hand, Lord. These people have come from miles around to hear your message tonight. We don't mind going home in the rain, dear Lord, but if it is thy will, stay it and if the land hath need of it, let it fall after the message has been delivered to these hungry souls."

Prior to the prayer offered by Mrs. McPherson and the singing of the vast audience to let the clouds roll by, all the ministers of Arkansas City excepting Dr. Charles Wentworth of the First M. E. church were seated on the stage. TThey were endeavoring to make preliminary addresses, but their voices were inaudible to those beyond the pale of a narrow circle. It was not until Mrs. McPherson sprang forward and petitioned God to suspend the moisture that the rain ceased falling and her voice was heard by the people on the outside of the tabernacle.

Expectant persons marveled when there was an instantaneous cessation of the downpour and the sky cleared. The circle of faces widened until a sea of faces appeared back of the seats and the evangelist continued with the services. Mrs. McPherson is 31 years old. She was dressed in a plain, attractive white ankle length dress. Standing in the midst of a bank of flowers with her face alight with divine love and inspiration, she seemed like an angel sent from heaven to speak the word of God. Her voice, just before she began speaking, was so hoarse that she could be heard with difficulty. It grew in volume as she preached and it was full and strong before she had talked five minutes.

Wears No Halo About Head

Mrs. McPherson wears no halo about her head, but in a voice sweetened by love and sympathy for the sinner as well as the Christian, she carries a message that holds the audience in rapt and devout attention. Scanning faces in the assemblage, it was plain to see the religious fervor aroused by Mrs. McPherson has not been equalled by any evangelist who has ever visited Arkansas City. Tenderly and lovingly she smiled at the audience. She prayed for them. She implored divine blessing for them.

She declared: "What we need is the old time religion." She announced her text would be from the fourth chapter of Luke, 18th verse. She continued: "Jesus is the same today and tomorrow as he has always been. The world is hungry for the old fashioned religion. Let's put more fire into the pulpit instead of in the stove in the basement to cook oysters.

"Let's win back the old power of the disciples of Christ and make our homes Bible homes instead of a stage for card parties and jazz music. Jesus gave us sunshine and gladness in the beginning and it was Satan that put sin in the world. Take Peter as an example of the power of the Lord. He was a lowly and uneducated fisherman. He grew to be a tower of strength and power in preaching the word of God. Would that we had kept that power. Would that we could all say the Spirit of the Lord is upon us. I feel that the Spirit of the Lord is upon me tonight. I feel that the Lord is among us tonight, and that his power is with us as it was with the poor people to whom he preached. One of the first things that the church did was to lose that mighty power of preaching of Jesus.

Great Reform Sweeping World

"A great reformation is beginning. Many have the form of Godliness but deny the power thereof. Hitting the trail, shaking hands is not enough. We need the old time religion so that every ministger and every evangelist could say 'I feel the spirit of the Lord is upon me.' We need a return of the old power of the gospel in the church and the mighty faith that the people once had in the Lord to cure their bodily ills and their sins.

"I recall when I gave my heart to Jesus, 14 years ago. I was a young high school girl, 17 years old. I attended a meeting of an evangelist that had the Spirit of the Lord upon him. When I heard him preach, I could hear the Lord whisper in my ear. 'You are a poor, lost miserable sinner.' It troubled my mind so much that I stayed away from the meetings for three days. I could not endure it any longer. I heard the call to my heart as I was riding home from school one night. I cried to the Lord: Be merciful to me. I am a sinner. The light fell over me. The joybells sang in my heart. I was born again. Such happiness swept over me as I had never knwon before.

"My first case of healing happened in Florida. I was standing outside my revival tent when a young man came along with his arm in a sling. I saw that he was dejected. I spoke to him and asked why he looked so said. He said, 'I am ready to give up. I am going to end it all.' I remonstrated with him for talking of committing suicide. You are a young man and can be happy if you will let Jesus into your heart. He said, 'My dear young lady, you do not know what has happened to me. My arm is broken in three places and I have a dislocated wrist. My wife and babies are in Georgia. They need all the money I can send them to live. My wife is proud and will not beg. I have lost hope.' Just then the chorus inside began to sing: 'Have a Little Talk With Jesus and Everything will be All Right.' Do you hear, I cried. Come inside and have a little talk with Jesus, and all will be all right. The young man said, 'I believe I will try it.' We knelt at the altar, and prayed.

When we finished praying we rose to our feet. Do you know I believe Jesus can heal your arm, I told him. Do you believe He can? He declared: 'Yes, I do believe.' I noticed then that all the others had ceased talking and praying and were looking at us. I felt panic stricken. It was the supreme test. I thought what a catastrophe it would be if the Lord did not hear my prayer to heal the young man. And then I remembered that the Lord was the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I prayed. We all prayed that the Lord would heal this youth who needed him so badly. When he finished praying the youth exclaimed: 'See, I can move my fingers. I could not do that before.' Then he patted his arm and there was no pain. He unwrapped the bandages and removed the splints. He raised his arm in the air. There were bumps on it, but they seemed to disappear as we watched them. He fell upon his knees and implored forgiveness for his sins and offered thanksgiving to the Lord for healing him. With him was a son of a minister, an infidel. He was stunned by the revelation of the power of God over his friend. He gave his heart to Jesus too.

"When I gave myself to Jesus and pledged my life to winning souls, there were many doubts in my mind. One day I knelt upon the floor in my bedroom and prayed for the power that Peter had to heal the sick through Divine aid. I told God I wished I were a man and then I would win souls for him. I prayed with a quilt wrapped around me. It was cold in that little home in Canada. Suddenly it seemed I heard Jesus whisper in my year. 'You can win souls for me, little woman. All you need to have is the faith and Jesus Christ in your heart.' I felt the gales from heaven sweeping over me. I was ablaze with joy. I knew I could go out and win souls. I consecrated my life to God from that moment and I have never wavered since.

"God can remove the chains of habit, sin, and appetite from you as he did for me. I burned my novels and divorced myself from worldly things. The things I had loved, I hated; and the things I had hated, I loved.

"At one of my first revival meetings, we had considerable trouble from complaints of annoying people. On one side was a printing office. On another side was a bank. On another side was a photographer. The printer said: 'How can I get out a paper when everytime my printer sets a line of type, some of your people shout: 'Praise the Lord, and my printer pies the line.' The photographer said: 'Just when I get a person posed cor-

rectly, one of your people shouts: 'Glory Halleluja.' I then lose a plate.' The banker said: 'How can my bookkeeper audit the books when someone in your tent hollers 'Amen' when he is adding up a row of figures?'"

The floral offerings that banked the stage were very beautiful and Mrs. McPherson asked the Traveler to express her pleasure with the splendid hospitality and invitation received to come to Arkansas City and for the publicity that was given her to get the crowd. She was entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carlton.

Mrs. McPherson was brought to Arkansas City by "Tex" Jones. Mrs. Minnie Kennedy, her mother, Mrs. J. E. Fulston, Miss Ethel M. Breese, and an Eagle reporter also were occupants. Some 25 other cars started from Wichita, but were lost in the dust of the Jones' car in the Butler county oil fields.

The Biggest News Break

Said W. R. Waggoner, Wichita Eagle reporter for the McPherson meetings. "The biggest news break that ever happened in Wichita was the McPherson meetings. Mrs. McPherson was in Wichita for just twenty-two days. She came on Sunday and closed her meetings last Sunday. For probably a week and a half the crowd was not very large, but after that the crowds were greater than could be taken care of. I am inclined to believe that the larger portion of the crowd was made up of visitors. There were visitors there from twenty-five different statesat one time, besides some foreign countries. It is estimated that almost three hundred thousand dollars was spent in Wichita during the McPherson meetings by the visitors. Mrs. McPherson held two and one-half meetings each day while she was in Wichita, and the good that she did never can be fully told or outlived. Hundreds of people were healed and thousands were led in the right direction by the touching of the Christly garment which she presented to them."

Could Hardly Get Away

The McPherson party started to leave Wichita Monday morning, at ten o'clock. It took the car containing Mrs. McPherson an hour and ten minutes to get out of Wichita. The people lined the streets to bid her goodby and God speed and it was almost impossible for her car to get through the streets.

Mrs. McPherson was at the Forum at 9 o'clock Monday morning to pray with and bid the people goodbye. At 10 o'clock the procession, for such it was, left the Forum and started for Arkansas City. There were fifty cars of people that left Wichita with Mrs. McPherson, and accompanied her through the oil fields of Butler county.

"Tex" Jones, prominent oil man and one of Mrs. McPherson's staunch disciples, furnished his big Winton Six to bring Mrs. McPherson to this city. In his car were Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson; her mother, Mrs. Minnie Kennedy; Miss Ethel M. Breese, an assistant; Mrs. J. E. Foulston; and W. R. Waggoner, reporter of the Wichita Eagle.

The party got out of Wichita at 11 o'clock, drove to Au-

gusta, took lunch there, and visited the big oil fields of Butler County, and then came to this city, arriving here at 4:30 o'clock, and going directly to the Osage hotel where Mrs. McPherson ate her dinner, dressed, and rested prior to the evening meeting.


TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1922

The state penitentiary at Lansing is the destination of Fred Collins and Lawrence Bundy. They were taken to the pen last night by Charles Goldsmith. Collins was given a sentence of from three to five years on a conviction on a charge of manslaughter in the second degree, for the killing of another colored man at Arkansas City last fall. Bundy has a one to five year sentence for grand larceny, the stealing of a shotgun from Clyde Little, at Altanta, last Thanksgiving day.



At last there is an awakening in regard to the bad condition of the rock road south of Arkansas City to the state line. The commissioners visited this part of the rock road last Monday, and decided that it was necessary to put it in good condition, and will do so as soon as it is possible for them to get the work done.

This improvement is very much needed, and it is to be hoped that the work will be hastened, and that the road will be put in perfect condition. There is nothing better for a town than good roads leading into it, and there is no reason why the roads leading into Arkansas City should not be good roads.

Let everyone hammer on this subject until we get the good roads.



Walter D. Hutchison will resume his duties as city editor of the Traveler tomorrow morning. Mr. Hutchison resigned a few weeks ago after having been with the Traveler for 16 years.

Mr. Hutchison said, "I decided that I was so used to working for the Traveler that I was not satisfied trying to do anything else."

The Traveler was loathe to part with Mr. Hutchison, who had been a faithful and efficient man on the editorial staff. The paper is as glad for him to come back as he is pleased to renew his work for the Traveler.



Wichita, May 31.Free will offerings given Aimee Semple McPherson on the last day off her work of evangelism in Wichita, amounts to approximately $1,850, according to Mrs. Minnie Kennedy, mother of the evangelist.

It is about an average, Mrs. Kennedy said, and is all that ws expectedand even moreconsidering the fact that the two women came without a guarantee and upon their own expenses. It is even more than satisfactory, Mrs. Kennedy said, because of the fact that Mrs. McPherson was a stranger in Wichita and in Kansas.

Subscribe to Chairs.

In addition to the plate offering Sunday, Mrs. Kennedy said that 75 persons have subscribed to chairs in the tabernacle being built in Los Angeles. It means, she says, that Wichita will have a section in the great building to be opened January 1, and that the seats will be at the disposal of the donors throughout their lifetimes. Chairs sell at $25 each, the price charged paying for the floor beneath and the ceiling above. The tabernacle will be dedicated to the Lord, Mrs. McPherson says.

Mrs. Kennedy said: "Many persons have asked us whether we would rather have subscriptions to chairs, or donations to Mrs. McPherson. We invariably tell them that we would rather have donations toward completion of the tabernacle, because that is the goal to which we aim. Whatever money we collect, after expenses are paid, invariably goes to the tabernacle fund, so we would prefer that the donations be made directly."

Leave City Happy.

Mrs. Kennedy added: "We are happy in the thought that everything has gone well in Wichita. We have never left a city happier than we are leaving this one. We have never left a city in which there is a sweeter love among Christian people and especially the thousands of new ones who have come into the fold. We are carrying with us the love of the American hearts that beat so truly and stood by us throughout. There are no regretsno shadows."

Mrs. Kennedy said that her daughter has received an average of more than one hundred letters each day from persons residing outside of Wichita, who told of reading of the meetings in the Eagle and sent their blessings.




Ex-Marine Who Served in German Prison Coming Here.

Paul Miller, an ex-marine prisoner of war who served six months in a German prison, is coming to Arkansas City with six reels of pictures taken on the battle front. These are actual pictures taken on the front line of battle; and in addition to showing these very interesting pictures, Mr. Miller will tell his personal experiences while in the German prison. This will be first hand information that will be coming from a Cowley County boy, for Mr. Miller's home is at Winfield. The pictures and Mr. Miller's talk will constitute the program at the Rex theatre two days, Monday and Tuesday, June 12 and 13. The picture will be shown under the title of "Whiz Bang Hill."




Kansas - Oklahoma Division Will Have Meeting Here June 12.

A joint road meeting is to be held in this city on June 12 by the Kansas-Oklahoma divisions of the Abo Pass Highway association. Each state interested in this highway constitutes a division. O. B. Seyster, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, is secretary for the Kansas division of this organization. The meeting will probably be held in the Chamber of Commerce room in the city building, and it is expected it will be attended by a hundred or more people.

The purpose of the meeting is to assist in getting this highway established and identified as the Abo Pass Highway. From Kansas City this road follows the Santa Fe trail to Florence, then its course is southwesterly through Burns, El Dorado, Augusta, Douglass, Rock, Winfield, Arkansas City, Newkirk, Blackwell, Fairview, Vici, to Canadian, Texas; then via Amarillo to Clovis, New Mexico; through Abo Pass to California. It is the most northern of any of the all-the-year-round routes to California.

Secretary Seyster has received reports from several towns which will be represented at the meeting, among them being Emporia, Augusta, El Dorado, and Winfield. There will be a large representation here from Oklahoma; in fact, the meeting was called here at the instigation of the Oklahoma men.



The radio demonstration at the Isis theatre last evening was not at all successful owing to the unfavorable atmospheric conditions, it was stated by Manager W. D. Fulton this morning. There was too much "static" due to storms in various directions.

It is Mr. Fulton's intention to give a radio demonstration on Tuesday and Thursday nights of each week, when the weather conditions will permit. With a cessation of the storms that have been prevailing for several days past, it will be possible to give a satisfactory demonstration, Mr. Fulton stated.

The Isis is preparing to keep its patrons exceptionally cool this summer. A new fan has been received, called the Autovent, which pulls 13,200 cubic feet of air per minute. The fan for-merly in use will also be continued in use, and it pulls 7,000 cubic feet per minute. This makes a total of over 20,000 cubic feet per minute, and it is figured that this will change the air in each cubic foot of space in the theatre twice every minute.




There are about 200 graves of soldiers of the Civil war in Riverview cemetery, and about fifty each in Parker and Mercer cemeteries, and about twenty in Springside cemetery.

In Riverview cemetery there are thirteen graves of world war soldiers [World War I]; three in Springside cemetery, one in Parker cemetery, and two in Mercer cemetery.

There are some forty members of the local post G. A. R. and of this number some thirty were able to participate in the ceremoniesthe other ten being too old or too feeble and in too ill health to march in the parade and attend the services, which were in charge of Post Commander Lewis Logan, of 707 South Sixth street.



A. H. Denton was robbed yesterday, then "unrobbed," in a very unusual manner. When he went to the garage on his residence premises, 525 North Fourth Street, yesterday morning, to take out his Jordon [? thought it was Jordan?] automobile, the battery was missing from the car.

This morning he went to the garage to make an inspection and to his surprise found the battery had been replaced. It was a mysterious incident which he was unable to account for except on the possible theory that the thief might have heard the scriptures as presented by the revivalist at the park and been convicted in his heart sufficiently to repent and make reparation by return of the stolen article.

The facts in the case, however, as he later learned, were that the thief who took the battery from the car, presumably found it too big for the Ford car stolen from Irma Barker, and left the battery in the alley near where the Ford car had been stolen. Deputy Sheriff Ed Pauley found the battery and replaced it in the Denton car without Mr. Denton's knowledge.



Smoke will be pouring from the smoke stacks of the Milliken refinery in this city on or before June 10, according to a telegram received in the city late yesterday afternoon, by J. H. Tyberendt, manager of the Milliken interests in this city, from the headquarters of the company in St. Louis. This is a $2,000,000 plant.

Mr. Tyberendt gave this information to the Traveler late yesterday after he received the message from St. Louis, but it was too late for publication yesterday. He stated at that time that he was not at liberty to give out the full information on the reopening of the plant, but it is known here today that the Milliken plant has been leased to members of two of the largest oil companies in the country and one of the men is said to be from Chicago.

The plant will be operated, however, by outside interests from the companies to which these men belong.

Give More Details Later

Mr. Tyberendt said, "Within a few days at least, the facts in regard to the opening of the refinery will be given out, however, and I will be pleased to tell all I know of the plans, just as soon as I am permitted to do so."

The Milliken plant has been closed since the first of the year and at the time operations were ceased there, it was in the hands of the Mid-Co company, under a lease. At one time the plant was employing almost 400 men, this being at the time the Milliken interests had completed the plant and it was refining oil products for its own company in St. Louis. At full capacity the plant can use twice that number of men, it is stated.

The company's yards and switch tracks at present are filled with oil tank cars and the place has already assumed the proportions of an active refinery.

Mr. Tyberendt said, "Everything is in readiness for the opening of the large plant here with the exception of the arrival of certain material and this needed material is expected to arrive most any time. This material is expected to be in Arkansas City by the fifth of the month; but in any event, it surely will be in Arkansas City by the tenth and therefore that date has been set for the time when the smoke will be pouring from the large stacks at the plant."

Work is Begun at Plant

The work of hoisting the engines, which will be used in the water wells of the plant, was going on today, Mr. Tyberendt stated, and the large motors will be overhauled, as they have been idle so long that they are in need of repairs at this time.

R. P. Kistler, of Tulsa, who is president of the Consolidated Oil company, and who also operates an independent pipe line system, that of the Mid-Co company which he recently leased, has closed a deal and contract to deliver Burbank crude to the Milliken plant. The plant here has been acquired by George N. Moore, president of the Shaffer Oil and Refining Co. of Chicago, according to those who claim to know of the deal with Kistler in regard to the crude oil. The plant here is of 6,000 barrels capacity. Mr. Moore has interests with the Deep Water Oil company, at Cushing, one of the best known companies in Oklahoma.



Winfield, Kan., June 1.A new suit by B. V. Curry, receiver of the Traders State Bank at Arkansas City, filed in the district court here Wednesday, carries a peculiar incident, in the fact that the party to the suit, a customer of the bank, had a balance of 53 cents on deposit to be applied to a note of $1,108.80.

It was against Reece Bowen and asks for judgment on the note, alleged to have been given the bank for the sum named. According to the petition in the case, there was a balance of fifty-three cents in the bank to the credit of Bowen when that institution closed in March and that amount is credited on the note in question. The receiver for the defunct bank, it is said, who is the plaintiff in the case, alleges that the note was given on March 1, 1922, payable on April 1922, with interest at ten percent, and that it remains unpaid except for the 53 cents which was credited on the note May 25. The surmise in the case is that the receiver found that much in Bowen's account and decided to apply it on the note. The case will be heard in court later.


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922

Memorial day was most fittingly observed this year, and the day was devoted to the memory of dear departed friends and the heroes of several wars, who have answered the final roll call. Despite the enormous rainfall of Monday night and the exceedingly muddy condition of the roads, a large crowd gathered at Mt. Zion church to render its measure of love and devotion to those who stood for us between the foe and our homes. All day long the beautiful Mercer cemetery was filled with people reverently decorating the graves of friends with lovely flowers. The cemetery was a truly lovely sight with its green sward, dotted with brilliant flowers, and the imposing soldier's monument flanked by Old Glory, waving majestically in the breeze. At ten o'clock the program at the church opened with a vocal number by a double quartet. The first song sung was "Old Glory." the words and music of which were written by Miss Eunice Campbell and Chas. Johnson, both of Arkansas City. This song is of great beauty and should be cherished both for its sentiment and because of being the work of home talent. Rev. J. S. Tedford gave the invocation and was followed by a vocal duet by Misses Leona Ryman and Elsie Musson, with Ruth Musson at the piano. A recitation by little Joe Somers, a grandson of a departed hero of the civil war, and a vocal solo "In the Garden," was given by Miss Lucile Klinefelter.

This was followed by a recitation given by Frances Lawson. Miss Annie Laurie Pancake gave a very pleasing recitation. "Cover Them Over" was then sung, after which Lawrence Estep recited Lincoln's address at Gettysburg. Miss Abbie Ramsey gave a vocal solo, "There is no Death." This was followed by a drill, "The Call of the Flag," given by Miss Dorothy Seyfer and a dozen other white clad girls bearing flags. This was interspersed with patriotic songs and was a very pretty feature of the program. The choir then sang "Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground," after which the address of the day was made by Rev. J. S. Tedford of Arkansas City. This address was one of the best ever given at Mt. Zion on a like occasion, and was replete with new and striking thoughts concerning the world conditions as they are today. At the close of the splendid address, the little girls and boys, laden with flags and baskets of flowers and under the competent direction of Miss Effie Burnett, marched to the cemetery where the graves of fifty four civil war veterans, one or two U. S. regulars, a Spanish war veteran, and two world war veterans were reverently decorated. At the conclusion the entire congregation gathered at the soldier's monument and services were held for the unknown dead soldiers and sailors. This was concluded with the singing of America and benediction of Rev. Tedford.

A sad feature growing more so every year was brought forcibly to the attention Tuesday. This was the fact that but two civil war soldiers were in attendance on this occasion. West Bolton has but two living civil war soldiers, as residentsHorace Derr, who was in attendance Tuesday, and Wesley Conrad. B. A. Bendure was in attendance, but resides in Arkansas City. Two young men who served in the world warVernon Chaplin, who saw service overseas in the medical corps, and Cecil Coulter, who saw service in the U. S. during the world war, were present in uniform. Rutherford Crampton, who served a year's enlistment in the U. S. army just following the war, was also present in uniform.

It is sincerely hoped that these solemn annual occasions bring a realizing sense of the obligation we are all under and the debt we owe to all these brave soldiers, both living and dead, who offered their lives as sacrifices that home, country, and dear ones should live in peace.

"Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for another." This may well be said of the boys in blue as well as the boys in khaki. God bless our soldiers who are yet with us, and sweet be the rest of those "gone before."


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922.

A preliminary meeting to start the ball to rolling for a Fourth of July celebration in this city was held this morning. Several committees were appointed.

James Clough, secretary of the Newman Motor car company, is in charge of the forenoon parade. There having been no festival and auto show here this spring, this event is to be incorporated as a feature in the Fourth of July celebration, and if will be a big event in ittself according to present plans.

Robert Cox, treasurer of the Kanotex Refining company, is chairman of the committee on music. Never was Arkansas City in better shape to present good musical features for a Fourth of July celebration. The A. C. Symphony band, the A. C. Musical club, and the local instrumental and vocal solo talent, give this city a musical standing that but few cities of this class enjoy, and it is safe to say the musical part of the celebration will be a very entertaining feature.

Boyd Mohler, of the A. C. Bottling Works, is chairman of the evening street carnival, calithumpian parade, street dance, etc. The evening program is to be opened with fire works and music by the band. Al G. Wright, the hardware man, is in charge of the fire works.

Quinn Terrill of the Sweet Shop, is chairman of the committee on miscellaneous entertainment, which will consist of baseball, boxing, and such other amusements as the committee may decide upon.

W. B. Oliverson, manager of the Bell Telephone company and captain of the local battery of field artillery, will have charge of the military end of the celebration.

O. B. Seyster, the chamber secretary, and Ross Rhoads, of the Palace Grocery, will have charge of the advertising.

The afternoon program will probably be opened up with a big street parade, in which the local battery with its 32 horses and field equipment will make an imposing display. Captain Oliverson thinks there is no doubt but what the battery equipment will be here in its entirety in time to be used in the Fourth of July parade.

The various committees are to work out their plans and get them in concrete shape, and report at a meeting of the committees to be held next Tuesday.


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922

Every two years the Osage tribe of Indians hold an election to choose a principal chief, an assistant chief, and eight councilmen. This election will be held Monday, June 5th, at Pawhuska.

There are several parties in the field. Foremost among them is the progressive party. Roman Logan, a full blood, is running on this ticket. There are many Osages in Arkansas City, who believe that Logan will win in the race.


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922

A six-thousand dollar equipment has just been installed in the Royal Cafe and the proprietors, Rawlings & Son, served their first meal today after having been closed down for several days to make the installation. Without doubt this eating place is one of the finest equipped in this section of the state.

The equipment is all vitrolite white with nickel trimmings and consists of a unit wall equipment which extends almost the full length of the building, with a counter and stools equipment to accommodate 22 persons. There are also ten tables.

It is a beautiful equipment and is designed for quick service, everything being served direct from the wall service installation to the counter and tables. The wall equipment provides a 16-foot range and steam table where everything is kept for immediate service, and also includes a refrigerator system which cools the milk and water and foods requiring ice, and a twin urn combination for coffee service. There are also pie and cake compartments. It is one of the most modern installations that can be secured on the market, and provides a system whereby everything desired is kept right at hand for immediate service.

There are also other conveniences for the comfort and pleasure of the patrons of the Royal. Seven ceiling fans are provided to keep the cafe cool, and in connection with the cafe service, there is a soda fountain to supply cold drinks, ice cream, and other delicacies.

In fact, the Royal Cafe is now a modern eating place in every respect, and the proprietors are to be congratulated upon giving Arkansas City such a fine eating house.


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922

Boy Saves Off Papers to Buy Popcorn Stand

"Yes, I'm going into business for myself," Jack Tutt, residing at 308-1/2 South Summit street, exclaimed proudly as he stood behind his counter at his popcorn, peanut, and cold drink stand south of the Purity candy kitchen, yesterday.

Jack Tutt said, "I bought this stand from a Greek yesterday with the money I saved selling papers. I thought I could make more use of my capital this way than by leaving it in the bank. Dad thought it was a good proposition, too. I'm going to keep the stand until next fall just before school starts and then sell out for about what I bought it. The money I make here I'm going to put in the bank and by the time I'm out of high school, I'll have enough to help me pay my way through college. I'm going to be a lawyer, I think. Sometimes I think I'll be a farmer, though. But farmers have to work mighty hard for what little money they make."

Jack nodded his red head and looked wisely out of his brown eyes. "I'm eleven years old and I'll be in the sixth grade next year. My, I hope I have a lot of business this summer!" he finished, uncorking a bottle of pop for a customer and rubbing the counter spotlessly clean.