D. T. BAKER.
Blacksmith, Salt City, Kansas.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1877.
SALT CITY, KAN., June 15, 1877.
EDITOR COURIER—Dear Sir: I send you a list of city officers for this city, who were duly elected yesterday.
Mayor: Robert Mills.
Marshal: W. E. Berry.
Council: Daniel Roof, O. J. Ward, D. T. Baker, Dr. W. T. Arnold, and Thos. Mills.
Trade good; two more stores came in here yesterday. W. M. BERKEY.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1877.
SALT CITY has elected city fathers. One of the principal amusements in a western city of the third class is to pass ordinances. Some western Legislatures are addicted to the same habit.
[SALT CITY CORRESPONDENT: “ANTI BONDS.”]
Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1877.
SALT CITY, July 17, 1877.
A bakery and restaurant, blacksmith and wood worker, and drug store would do well at this place. Parties desiring a good location address Wm. Berkey, Salt City, Kansas.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 8, 1877.
SHOOTING SCRAPE. We learn that the blacksmith at Salt City and Wm. Berkey came very near having a shooting scrape last week. The blacksmith becomes very quarrelsome when he is intoxicated and has attempted to pick a quarrel with Mr. Berkey on several occasions, during which he has not only threatened his life, but said “he would shoot the first Berkey he could get his eyes on.” That’s pretty strong language in a country like this, especially when it is made against a peaceable citizen.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1877.
Tom Mills, Baker the blacksmith, and Lewis left Salt City last week for Arkansas. The blacksmith made $710 at that place in five months.
Wm. Resch replaced Baker, the blacksmith, soon afterwards...
[SALT CITY, SUMNER COUNTY, CORRESPONDENT: “CHRISTMAS.”]
Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.
Mr. Wm. Resch who has lately located here is doing a good work in the blacksmith line. He solicits the patronage of the surrounding country. The town is improving morally as well as in business.