JOHN JENNINGS CLARK.
Cattleman. Arkansas City.
[Involved in a number of enterprises, including Arkansas City Republican.]
Note: I really had trouble locating this man inasmuch as he was called at different times John J. Clark, J. J. Clark, Jennings Clark, Jen Clark. It was only when I finally determined what his full name was that I was able to figure out who he was. MAW
ARKANSAS CITY 1893:
Clark, J. J., 35; spouse, Netty, 21.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 6, 1881.
J. W. Walker and J. J. Clark left this morning for a trip to Arkansas.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 27, 1881.
Messrs. Wright, Walker, and Clark are at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, looking up a location for a drug store.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 28, 1881.
Ed. Hutchison and Jennings Clark, who have been absent for the past two months, paid our city a visit last Sunday and Monday.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.
A hunting party led by J. Benedict and Jen Clark are tearing around in the Indian Territory.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 26, 1882.
Jennings Clark is now staying in the P. O. Book Store.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 12, 1882.
Jennings Clark, who has been stopping for the past three months at Mulvane, in the drug store of Mr. Pahne, [Payne?] has resigned his position, and is again living in our city.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1882.
ARKANSAS CITY, JULY 13TH, 1882.
We, the undersigned, saw the Centennial washer tested this morning at Mr. Bryant’s Restaurant, and can conscientiously say that it will do a washing without any rubbing, in less time, with less soap, fuel, and labor than any machine we ever saw on the market.
NAMES: Charles Bryant, Mrs. Chas. Bryant, Wm. H. Palmer, Jr., Myrtle Bryant, J. A. L. Romine, L. H. Teets, Charlie Clark, J. N. L. Gibson, G. W. Miller, John J. Clark.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1882.
Jennings Clark was called to Newton yesterday, we presume to be given employment on the main line of the Santa Fe.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 27, 1882.
Jen Clark is clerking in Eddy’s drug store.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 6, 1882.
Messrs. J. J. Clark, John Wright, and others left on Monday last for the Territory to have a general good hunt.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.
Jennings Clark, accompanied by Shuman Longsdorff, intend starting for the former’s ranch, at the head of Salt Creek, next week.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.
Jen. Clark is up from the wilds of the Cimarron where he puts in most of his time now punching cattle.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.
Mr. Dell Plank came up from Jen Clark’s ranche last Saturday, and goes East this week for a visit.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.
Mr. Jen Clark came up from his cattle ranche, near Kickapoo Agency, last Sunday to spend the Fourth with his friends.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.
Jen Clark returned to his ranch in the Territory last evening.
[DISTRICT COURT DOCKET.]
Arkansas City Traveler, September 26, 1883.
SECOND DAY - CIVIL DOCKET.
7. J. J. Clark vs. S. J. Rice et al.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.
L. D. Skinner thought there was not enough people in Arkansas City to hold him, but when Ed. Horn and J. J. Clark embraced him, he began to realize that he was nothing but a man after all—and a poor specimen at that.
[L. D. SKINNER: DRUNKEN RIDE.]
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.
A Relic of Barbarism.
On last Thursday afternoon Mr. L. D. Skinner, of Bolton Township, well known in this city, became possessed of the very laudable desire to “run the city,” and proceeded to do it in the most approved cowboy style. This has long been a favorite pastime of the gentle Skinner. His effervescent disposition requires more pronounced means than those provided by nature to relieve his cherished carcass of its superabundance of noxious gases, and consequently he has proved a most formidable rival of the moon in the regularity with which he gets full and elevates the residence of Satan. He had one of his “regulars” on last Thursday. For over two hours he rode his pony up and down Summit Street, on the sidewalk whenever it suited the promptings of the bacchanalian spirit of the rider, or wherever the poor brute could be forced to go. His curses were as frequent as could well be expected of a person who must perforce take time to breathe, and what they lacked in refinement was amply supplied by the clearness of their pronunciation amid the indiscriminate manner in which they were applied to ladies and gentlemen alike who were upon the street. Just where our city marshal was during all this time was a question of much moment, but of hopeless solution, and after vainly waiting for his appearance, some of our citizens concluded that the quickest way to find him was for them to arrest Skinner and get him under lock and key. This was done by Ed. Horn, George Wright, George Cunningham, and Jennings Clark, with a suddenness that very nearly unjointed the animated tub of intoxicants, and he was soon landed in Bonsall’s office. The object of our citizens was accomplished; he was arrested and the city marshal was found instantly. Skinner was put under $500 bond for his appearance next day, when he was granted a stay of ten days, he still giving the same bond. His trial takes place next Monday, when it is to be hoped that he will be taught a lesson that will carry with it some weight.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 19, 1883.
The commissions of Capt. C. G. Thompson and Lieutenants Clark and Plank, officers of the Arkansas Valley Guards, have arrived, and one hundred stand of arms have been shipped from Topeka. Thanks to the businesslike management of Capt. Thompson, our military company is rapidly getting into good working order.
[COOMBS & CLARK: NEW ENTERPRISE.]
Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.
We understand that Messrs. C. W. Coombs and J. J. Clark intend putting in a complete outfit of presses, material, etc., for the running of a first-class job office in the rooms under the new Cowley County Bank. Mr. Coombs has had some experience in the business, while Mr. Clark furnishes the capital. We wish the boys all the success in the world and if the business acumen displayed in discerning this long felt want does not dessert them, the enterprise will doubtless bear good fruit in due season.
ARKANSAS CITY REPUBLICAN.
[From Saturday, February 16, 1884, though April 12, 1884.]
STARTED OUT WITH COOMBS, CLARK & ATKINSON, Proprietors.
[CHANGED TO CLARK & ATKINSON, Proprietors.]
Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.
Professor Atkinson, of the Arkansas City Schools, in connection with C. W. Coombs and J. J. Clark, will begin the publication of a paper at that place soon. This will give the city by the canal three papers. We suppose the new one will be a patent outside, following suit with the other two. If the new proprietors are wise, they will put out an all home print, full of live, bright, newsy matter, if it’s only four columns to the page. That city is a good field for such a paper. Another patent wouldn’t live six months. Winfield Courier.
The suggestion of the Courier was acted upon before it was received. THE REPUBLICAN, as can be discerned by an experienced eye, is “an all home print.” As for the printed matter, it appears for itself.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.
Last Saturday witnessed the advent of the Arkansas City Republican upon the sea of journalism. It is an eight page, six column paper, published by Messrs. Coombs, Clark & Atkinson. The papers were liberally scattered around town, thus affording our people an opportunity for judging for themselves as to its excellencies, etc., and rendering comments from us unnecessary. We sincerely hope their success will be commensurate with their anticipations.
Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.
Joshua Moore and Jen. Clark never retired last Friday night; the boys stood as manfully at the press as did the little boy upon the burning deck.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 5, 1884.
CLARK & ATKINSON, PROPRIETORS.
Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.
After consideration last Saturday, C. W. Coombs decided to retain his interest in THE REPUBLICAN job office. The newspaper is now owned by John J. Clark, one-third interest, and C. T. Atkinson, two-thirds interest. It is the determination of the proprietors to make THE REPUBLICAN the best weekly in southern Kansas. In order to do this, they would ask the friends of the enterprise to send us the names of their friends and acquaintances, that samples may be mailed to them.
ARKANSAS CITY REPUBLICAN.
CLARK & ATKINSON, Proprietors.
ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1894.
OUR PLATFORM—PRINCIPLES EVER, POLICY NEVER..
Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.
The complimentary programme at the Constance Stanley and Edwin Clifford dramatic company, issued by Clark & Coombs, proprietors of THE REPUBLICAN Job Office, were decided by the best of critics to be the finest work ever executed in this city. The boys have about $1,800 invested in their office, and can, on that account, give a variety of forms and design unattainable by proprietors of limited material.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.
Ad. J. J. Clark had his dwelling house in the city protected by placing Cole Bros.’ superior copper lightning rods upon it. Coonrod & Howard.
Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.
The bill of Clark & Coombs for $1.25 for printing notices was allowed, and ordered to be paid.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.
CITY CLERK’S REPORT. Received from Bluebaugh license, Godfrey & Mowry, Reeves, street license, Police Judge, W. D. Kreamer, room rent, Police court, Occupation tax license, Dog tax...TOTAL: $2,076.41
DISBURSEMENTS. Scrip issued to Ward Harnley, Mowry & Sollitt, merchandise, Speers, water rent, P. Ellis, coal, P. Wyckoff, rent, J. W. Canfield, repairing tank, W. Gray, marshal, E. Malone, water commissioner, Stroup, labor, Clark & Coombs, printing, Corzine & Richards, printing, Chicago Lumber Co., lumber, E. Malone, hardware, J. Moore, labor, Benedict & Owen, merchandise, J. J. Breene, police, D. Hawkins, sidewalk, R. Cowles, coal, J. Stedman, dog checks, G. W. White, police, E. W. Finch, boarding prisoners, J. Kreamer, police, H. Adams, police, F. Decker, water commissioner...TOTAL: $517.99
Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.
J. J. CLARK, LOCAL EDITOR.
Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.
The world goes on, and so do we. Since our last issue a change has been made in the proprietorship of THE REPUBLICAN. Mr. Coombs wished to retire, and Messrs. Clark & Atkinson purchased his share, and then so equalized their shares in both newspaper and job printing office, that the two latter gentlemen are equal partners in both departments. The change is important, as it adds much strength to the firm, simply because it will now be one firm instead of two, and in unity there is strength. We claim to have the finest job office in southern Kansas, and our foreman, R. C. Howard, is the acknowledged peer of any printer in the state. Our efforts in the past have been met with a success surprising even ourselves. We sincerely thank our friends for their cordial aid, and desire that they may patronize us in our new branch of the business.
Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.
John J. Clark and Johnnie Wright started last Sabbath morning for the Territory to be gone some two or three weeks. They expect to bring their cattle to the state to sell.
Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.
Jennings Clark and Johnnie Wright returned from their Territory trip Monday.
Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.
Blaine and Logan Club.
At a meeting called for Monday evening, July 14, 1884, to be held in Judge Bonsall’s office, by the chairman, C. T. Atkinson, who was appointed by the county convention at Winfield last Saturday, I. H. Bonsall was chosen secretary. The following pledge was signed by the persons whose names appear below:
We, the undersigned, agree to support James G. Blaine and John A. Logan for president and vice-president, and we further agree to work and vote for their election, and we pledge ourselves to do all we can in an honorable way to favor their interests.
I. H. Bonsall, C. T. Atkinson, J. B. Nipp, C. W. Barnes, O. Ingersoll, J. H. Punshon, L. H. Braden, W. R. Wolf, F. E. Pentecost, J. E. Pentecost, W. R. Owen, Jacob Terwilliger, Chas. Bryant, C. W. Coombs, L. V. Coombs, R. C. Howard, Byron Wagner, W. D. Mowry, F. M. Vaughn, D. C. Duncan, John M. Roberts, J. H. Martin, W. B. Higgins, A. E. Kirkpatrick, J. C. Topliff, Mahlon Arnett, H. C. Deets, C. M. Scott, John S. Daniels, John J. Clark, R. B. Morton, N. P. Laughton, Dell Plank, A. Leonard, S. A. Daniels, F. H. Gage, M. J. Capron, N. N. Abernathy, Ira Wilbur, J. P. Musselman, A. H. Dodd, David Shields, John J. Breene, David McPherson, G. W. Martin, Joe Sheff, H. G. Vaughn, J. C. Harnley, Frank Landes, R. R. Ottman [?], J. A. McIntyre, F. C. McLaughlin, F. E. Burnett, W. S. Thompson, Ed Horn, J. H. Hackleman, Alvan Sankey.
The following committees were appointed.
Band: F. H. Gage, John S. Daniels, and W. P. Wolf.
Music: S. E. Northey, B. A. Wagner, and D. C. Duncan.
Uniforms: J. J. Clark, A. E. Kirkpatrick, and W. D. Mowry.
After music by our band the club adjourned to meet at THE REPUBLICAN office, Monday evening, July 21, at 6 o’clock, at which time all companies are requested to report. A captain, 1st and 2nd lieutenants will be elected. Only members and those desiring to become members are expected to be present. C. T. ATKINSON, Chairman.
I. H. BONSALL, Secretary.
Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.
At a meeting of the Blaine and Logan club, Monday evening, Perley Davis was elected captain, and John J. Clark lieutenant. It was ordered by the club that the necessary musical instruments be sent for, in order that a band may be formed for the club. The next meeting will be held one week from Monday evening, at THE REPUBLICAN office, at eight o’clock, at which time all members are requested to be present.
JOHN J. CLARK, LOCAL EDITOR OF REPUBLICAN.
Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.
Jennings Clark started to Chicago Saturday to make arrangements for our new press.
Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between Clark & Atkinson is hereby dissolved. J. J. Clark paying all individual debts against the office and C. T. Atkinson taking the accounts. C. T. ATKINSON, J. J. CLARK.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.
The Arkansas City Republican changed hands last Saturday, Atkinson & Clark selling to Messrs. Howard & Wagner. The new proprietors are thorough printers, and are in every way worthy of success. We extend to them the right hand of fellowship and assure them of our well wishes.
Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.
J. J. Clark is fitting up and repainting his residence preparatory to commencing housekeeping. John says he intends moving his mother in from the country to preside over his domicile.
Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.
J. J. Clark is filling Archie Dunn’s place while he is away.
Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.
The following guests partook of H. H. Perry’s hospitality last Monday.
One of the guests mentioned: John J. Clark, Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.
Jen. Clark has been working for the Santa Fe road this week.
Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.
L. H. Northey was away on a visit this week. J. J. Clark acted as his substitute at the depot and as the “escort.”
Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.
J. J. Clark, Johnnie Wright, and Dell Plank started down in the territory Thursday to bring up Mr. Clark’s cattle from the ranch. He will feed them at his farm through the winter.
Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.
J. J. Clark is tending express this week, while Archie Dunn is looking after his ice interests.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1885.
Knights of Pythias.
Triumph Lodge No. 116, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was instituted last Friday night, with the following members.
Judge A. J. Pyburn, T. J. Sweeny, G. W. Miller, C. C. Sollitt, T. H. McLaughlin, F. W. Farrar, G. S. Howard, J. J. Clark, J. M. Ware, W. E. Moore, H. P. Standley, H. P. Farrar, J. L. Huey, J. A. McIntyre, W. B. Higgins, W. D. Mowry, C. Mead, O. Stevenson, Jr.
The lodge was instituted by the following members of the Newton lodge.
John S. Haines, Chancellor Commander; G. W. Holmes, Past Chancellor; P. J. Mathis, Past Chancellor; Henry E. Brunner, Vice Chancellor; H. Godfrey, Master at Arms; A. R. Ainsworth, Isaac Levy, and J. A. Heilman.
After the institution of the lodge in due form, the following officers were elected and installed.
A. J. Pyburn, Past Chancellor; W. D. Mowry, Chancellor Commander; H. P. Farrar, Vice Chancellor; J. L. Huey, Prelate; C. C. Sollitt, Keeper of Records and Seal; T. H. McLaughlin, Master of Finance; F. W. Farrar, Master of Exchequer; T. J. Sweeny, Master at Arms; G. W. Miller, Inside Guardian; J. J. Clark, Outside Guardian.
In the final instructions the visiting brethren remarked that they never before had had the pleasure of instituting a lodge with such bright prospects of future usefulness and growth, and that has the inherent strength and stability that Triumph Lodge No. 116 had.
After the initiatory ceremonies were concluded, all adjourned to the dining room of the Windsor Hotel, where a feast was served, “such as never man saw”—all the delicacies of the season, and served only as Mo, the genial host, and his able corps of assistants can. Thus the time passed until nearly five o’clock Saturday morning, when the participators parted, the visitors extending their heartiest thanks to the new lodge for the Knightly manner in which they had been received, having been treated in a truly royal way, worthy of their patron Knights of old.
The new lodge returns thanks to the visiting K. P.’s for their kindness and vote them to be genial, jovial, generous fellows with hearts fully as large as their feet, and hope to meet them many times in and out of the lodge room.
The visitors left on the 2:30 p.m. train Saturday for Newton.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 17, 1885.
G. A. R. ENTERTAINMENT.
THE SPY OF ATLANTA.
CAST OF CHARACTERS.
Edwin Dalton (Union man) D. D. Dobbs
Edward Sinclair (Southerner) J. H. Johnston
Park Sinclair (Edward’s father) P. L. Snyder
Charlie Dalton (Edwin’s brother) L. V. Coombs
Farmer Dalton (Northern Union man) E. L. Kingsbury
Jake Schneider (fat Dutchman, true blue) S. V. Devendorf
Capt. Mason (U. S. A.) J. J. Clark
Pete (colored gentleman) B. F. Cooper
Gen. Sherman (U. S. A.) S. C. Lindsay
Gen. McPherson (U. S. A.) W. D. Mowry
Gen. Logan (U. S. A.) L. D. Davis
Maj. Wilber (U. S. A.) C. C. Sollitt
Col. Harrison (U. S. A.) T. J. Stafford
Sargt. Bates (C. S. A.) Pat Franey
Corporal Ogden (C. S. A.) N. T. Lawton
Maud Dalton (wife of Edwin) Miss Nellie Nash
Carrie Dalton (sister of Edwin) Miss Minnie Stewart
Mrs. Dalton (wife of farmer Dalton) Miss Etta Barnett
Little Willie (Edwin’s brother,
the drummer boy) Willie Rike
Little Annie (daughter of Edwin and Maud)
Schneider’s volunteers; Citizens; Soldiers; and 14 young ladies for tableau.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 31, 1885.
A Card. EDITORS REPUBLICAN: The members of Arkansas City Post 158, G. A. R., desire through your paper to return their sincere thanks to the members of the Young People’s Social Club. Will Mowry, Willie Rike, J. J. Clark, and the young ladies who assisted in the tableaux, who so ably and generously assisted them in playing “The Spy of Atlanta.” They gave their services freely and without hope of reward thereby showing their sympathy and good will for the “Boys who wore the Blue.” We will ever hold them in grateful remembrance and we wish each and everyone of them a long life, free from “war’s alarms,” and the sorrow and suffering incident to war.
AL. MOWRY, Commander. S. C. LINDSAY, Adjutant.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1885.
Editor Traveler: The members of Arkansas City Post, No. 158, desire, through your paper, to return their sincere thanks to the members of the Young People’s Social Club, to W. D. Mowry, Willie Rike, J. J. Clark, and the young ladies who assisted in the tableaux, who so nobly and generously assisted them in playing the “Spy of Atlanta.” They gave their services freely and without hope of reward, thereby showing their sympathy and good will for the “boys who wore the blue.” We will ever hold them in grateful remembrance, and we wish each and every one of them a long and prosperous life, free from “war’s alarms,” and the sorrow and suffering incident to war.
S. C. LINDSAY, Adjutant. AL. MOWRY, Commander.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 7, 1885.
Several weeks ago J. J. Clark took a chance in a drawing for a buggy at Newton. This week he received notice that as he held No. 28, he was the lucky man who drew the vehicle.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 25, 1885.
MAYOR’S OFFICE, CITY OF ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
I, Franklin P. Schiffbauer, Mayor of the City of Arkansas City, County of Cowley, and State of Kansas, by virtue of the authority vested in me by law do proclaim and make known that there will be an annual election held in the said city of Arkansas City, on the 7th day of April, A. D., 1885, for the purpose of electing a mayor, city treasurer, police judge, and justice of the peace, treasurer of the board of education, 2 constables, one councilman for the term of two years from each of the wards of said city, viz: ward No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4, one councilman for the term of one year from each of the aforesaid wards of the said city of Arkansas City. One member of the board of education for the term of two years from each of the aforementioned wards, and 1 member of the board of education for the term of one year from each of the aforementioned wards. The place for voting at said election will be, First ward at the office of Will L. Aldridge, North Summit Street, Second ward, at the office of Thompson & Woodin’s Star Livery Stable, East 5th Avenue, Third ward at the office of J. H. Hilliard’s, 5th Avenue Livery Stable, west 5th Avenue, Fourth ward at William Blakeney’s New store room, West 7th Avenue, and hereby designate Will L. Aldridge and Timothy McIntire, judges, and M. B. Vawter, A. C. Gould, and C. Grimes as clerks of said election in the first ward; and Uriah Spray and William Gibby, judges, and I. H. Bonsall, J. J. Clark, and Oscar Titus, Clerks of said election in the second ward; and L. E. Woodin, Sr., and John Love, judges, and James Benedict, R. C. Hess, and H. S. Lundy as clerks of said election in the third ward; and H. S. Duncan and Allan Harnley, judges, and Alexander Wilson, Wm. Blakeney, and C. L. Thompson, clerks of said election in the fourth ward. The polls will be opened at 9 o’clock a.m., and closed at 6 o’clock p.m.
In witness whereof, I have herewith set my hand this 21st day of March, 1885.
FRANKLIN P. SCHIFFBAUER, Mayor.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 20, 1885.
MAYOR’S OFFICE, CITY OF ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
I, Franklin P. Schiffbauer, Mayor of the City of Arkansas City, county of Cowley, and state of Kansas, by virtue of the authority vested in me by law, do proclaim and make known that there will be a special election held in the said city of Arkansas City on the first day of June, A. D. 1885, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of said city of Arkansas City, a proposition for said city to subscribe to the capital stock of the Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad Company to the amount of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000). [See Mayor’s proclamation.]
There will also be held on the said 1st day of June, A. D. 1885, a special election of the qualified voters of said city of Arkansas City for the purpose of voting for or against a proposition for said county of Cowley to subscribe to the capital stock of the Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad Company to the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000).
[See Sheriff’s proclamation.]
The form of the ballots to be used at such special election for and against the proposition to take stock and issue bonds therefor, as above recited, shall be in the following form, to-wit: the ballot in favor of such proposition shall contain these words, “For the railroad stock and bonds of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad company,” and the ballot against said proposition shall contain these words, “Against the railroad stock and bonds of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad company.” The places for voting at such election will be: 1st ward, at the office of Will L. Aldridge, North Summit Street; 2nd ward, at the office of Thompson and Woodin, Star Livery stable, east 5th avenue; 3rd ward, at the office of J. H. Hilliard, 5th avenue livery stable, west 5th avenue; 4th ward, at the office of Fairclo Bros.’ livery stable, West Central avenue. And I hereby designate Timothy McIntire and J. P. Eckles as Judges and J. B. Walker, O. Grimes, and John Sheldon as Clerks of said election in 1st ward; and Chas. Bryant and Ira Barnett as Judges and J. J. Clark, Dell Plank, and John McGill, as Clerks of said election in 2nd ward; and M. C. Copple and John Love as Judges, and James Benedict, W. B. Kirkpatrick, and H. L. Lundy as Clerks of said election in 3rd ward; and H. G. [J.] Chinn and A. A. Davis as Judges, and Wm. Henderson, Alexander Wilson and S. C. Lindsey as Clerks of said election in 4th ward. The polls will be opened at 9 o’clock a.m., and will be closed at 5 o’clock p.m.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 19th day of May, A. D., 1885.
FRANKLIN P. SCHIFFBAUER, Mayor.
Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.
L. H. Northey and J. J. Clark visited Fred Patty near Geuda Tuesday evening.
Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.
J. J. Clark has gone to the territory to attend to his cattle.
Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.
DIED. The remains of the drowned boy spoken of in last week’s REPUBLICAN were found Saturday night at about 11:30. They were discovered by a young man by the name of Billy Robinson and Pat Franey. They were lying at the bottom of the Walnut near where he went down. The search commenced Friday evening directly after the drowning and continued the greater part of the night, all day Saturday, and until about 11:30 Saturday night. The remains were properly cared for and removed to the home of the bereaved family. Sunday afternoon the funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, Revs. Fleming and Walker officiating. The house of worship was crowded beyond its capacity by the many friends of the deceased. He was a member of the Presbyterian Sunday school. After the impressive funeral ceremony, a very large number of friends accompanied the remains to Bolton Township Cemetery to consign them to their resting place. On arriving at the new-made grave, the body was placed in and a number of youthful friends came forward with beautiful bouquets in their hands and scattered them over the remains.
The deceased, J. W. Rike, was a native of Ohio. He was born August 6, 1870. In company with his parents he came to Arkansas City about 18 months ago. He was very industrious and had not been in the city 24 hours until he began a search for employment. On the third day after his arrival in the city, he came into the REPUBLICAN office and asked for employment. The former editors, Messrs. Atkinson & Clark, gave him a situation. When the paper passed into our hands, Billy stayed with us. He was a faithful employee. When school commenced last fall he entered and made rapid progress. At the time of his drowning, he was a typo on the Traveler.
At a meeting of the printers of Arkansas City, the following resolutions were adopted.
WHEREAS, It has pleased God, in his providence, to remove, by a sad accident, our beloved friend, Wm. Rike, and
WHEREAS, We, his fellow work-men, fully realize our loss, and accordingly bemoan his untimely death, he, being a promising youth with many sterling qualities, therefore, be it
Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt sympathies to his bereaved parents, his only sister, and his many friends in their sad affliction. And
Resolved, That we present a copy of these resolutions to his parents, and that a copy be sent to each of the papers in this city, requesting their publication.
[I SKIPPED SOME POETRY WHICH FOLLOWED RE DEATH OF WM. RIKE.]
Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.
J. J. Clark came home from the east Tuesday, where he had been to ship his cattle.
Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.
J. J. Clark went to Winfield Wednesday.
J. J. Clark???...
Arkansas City Republican, August 8, 1885.
The “Exterminators” of Winfield came down to play a match game of base ball with the “Rough-on-Rats” Wednesday. The game commenced at 2:30 with the “Exterminators” at the bat. The “Rough-on-Rats” tried hard to make their opponents swallow the poison, but the Exterminators struggled manfully and would not let it go down. The score at the end of the 6th inning was 17 to 33 in favor of the visiting club. The names of the exterminators are Messrs. Bangs, Hathaway, Vance, Whiting, Crane, McLain, Byerly, Eaton, and Byington. They are first-rate players and whole-souled fellows. The “Rough-on-Rats” were Messrs. Stevenson, Flood, Kingsbury, Sollitt, Wright, Baxter, Clark, Speers, and Howard. Let a generous-hearted public draw the veil of charity over the defeat of the “Rough-on-Rats.” Peace be to their ashes.
Arkansas City Republican, September 5, 1885.
J. J. Clark went down to his cow camp yesterday.
Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.
J. J. Clark came home Thursday evening. For over a month he has been away. He tried life again in the territory, but that became monotonous and he tried rusticating in Illinois, also visited the St. Louis Fair.
Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.
An Edwardsville, Illinois, paper states that if J. J. Clark visits that city once more, he is liable to catch “Jessie.” And so that is the reason Jen visits Illinois so often.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 30, 1885.
Second ward: Office of Thompson & Woodin, East Fifth Avenue.
JUDGES AND CLERKS:
Second ward: L. E. Woodin, J. J. Clark, and Chas. Bryant as judges; Oscar Titus and Dell Plank as clerks.
Arkansas City Republican, December 5, 1885.
The following are the officers elected by the Knights of Pythias last Tuesday night.
T. H. McLaughlin, C. C.; Thos. Van Fleet, V. C.; C. C. Sollitt, P.; John Landes, Trustee; J. J. Clark, K. R.; F. W. Farrar, M. F. and M. E.
This organization has grown to number about 45.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 6, 1886.
Mayor’s Election Proclamation.
WHEREAS, on the 28th day of December, 1885, at a called session of the Board of Education, of Arkansas City, county of Cowley, and state of Kansas, the following proceedings were had and entered of record among the proceedings of said Board of Education.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the city of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, that it is necessary in order to raise sufficient means to purchase a new site for school building, and for the erection of a new school building thereon, and for the purchase of necessary furniture for furnishing same, and, as the purpose of funding the outstanding indebtedness aside from bonded indebtedness of Central or West school building, that it is necessary to issue the bonds of said city of Arkansas City for this purpose, and in amount as follows: For the sum of $5,000 [? Looks like $5,000 ?], for the purpose of funding the said indebtedness against said Central or West school building; and for the sum of $11,000 for the purpose of purchasing site, erecting building, and furnishing same as above mentioned. Said new school building to be located in second ward of said city of Arkansas City. That said bonds be issued in denominations of One Thousand Dollars each, and bearing interest at the rate of 6 percent per annum, payable semi-annually, and said bonds to become due and payable sixteen years from date of issue, and the city shall reserve the right to pay one bond each year payable at the fiscal agency for the state of Kansas, in the city of New York.
Therefore, be it resolved, That the mayor of the city of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, be, and is hereby requested to call an election in accordance with the law in such cases made and provided, of the qualified electors of said city for the purpose of taking the sense of said city upon the foregoing resolutions.
By order of the Board. J. P. WITT, President of the Board.
ALEX WILSON, Clerk of Board.
December 28th, 1885.
Now, therefore, I, Franklin P. Schiffbauer, mayor of the city of Arkansas City, county of Cowley, and state of Kansas, in pursuance of the above foregoing proceedings, and by virtue of the statutes in such cases made and provided, do hereby proclaim and make known to whom it may concern, that on Monday, the first day of February, A. D., 1886, there will be held in said city an especial election upon the proposition as set forth in the foregoing proceedings of said Board of Education. Said election to be conducted in the same manner as provided by law for the election of city officers, except that the returns shall be made to the Board of Education for the purpose of taking the sense of said city upon the question of issuing such bonds. The ballots to be used at such election shall be in the following form, to-wit: Those voting for the proposition shall have written or printed thereon, the following words, “For the bonds for school purposes,” and those voting against the proposition shall have written or printed thereon the following words, “Against the bonds for school purposes.”
The following places are hereby designated as voting precincts for said election in the different wards: First ward at the office of Illinois Coal Co., North Summit street; second ward at the office of Thompson & Woodin, East Fifth avenue; third ward at the office of J. H. Hilliard, West Fifth avenue; fourth ward at the office of the City Livery Stable, West Central avenue. And I hereby appoint the following named persons to act as judges and clerks of said election: First ward, S. J. Rice, J. P. Eckles and W. D. Kreamer as judges, and A. E. Kirkpatrick and M. B. Vawter as clerks. Second ward, L. E. Woodin, J. J. Clark, and Chas. Bryant as judges; Oscar Titus and Dell Plank as clerks. Third ward, James Benedict, M. C. Copple, and John Love as judges; F. Speers and Frank Thompson as clerks. Fourth ward, S. C. Lindsay, A. A. Davis, and D. E. Sifford as judges; Alexander Wilson and Wm. Blakeney as clerks.
Given under my hand at my office, in said city of Arkansas City, this 29th day of December, 1885. F. P. SCHIFFBAUER, Mayor.
Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.
J. J. Clark has been appointed assistant city marshal.
Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.
J. J. Clark’s resignation as assistant marshal was accepted and J. J. Breene was appointed instead.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
J. J. Clark is assisting in Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store during W. D. Mowry’s absence.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 26, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
There was an exciting race between J. J. Clark, the assistant Adams express agent, and the Frisco train last evening. Jen was indulging in an all absorbing buggy-ride across the river when he heard the Frisco whistle in the distance. He applied the whip to his “fiery steed,” but the train got there first all the same. Jen tells us the reason he was beaten was because he did not understand fording the river. He now indulges in “Chocolate drops.”
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 3, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
J. J. Clark has tickets for sale for the excursion to Geuda Springs Monday.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
J. J. Clark has been appointed agent for the Adams Express Company in this city vice W. D. Mowry. Mr. Clark has moved his office to the furniture store of Wright & Stanford.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Send all express matter by the Adams via the St. Louis, Kansas & Southwestern. Office at Wright & Stanford’s furniture store. J. J. Clark, Agent.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
Mrs. S. E. Cole sold her fourth ward property to J. J. Clark yesterday for $2,000.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.
J. J. Clark, city agent for Adams & Co.’s express, has his office in Stanford & Wright’s furniture store.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 8, 1886.
Jennings J. Clark has utilized his space on the drop curtain in the Opera House by putting in his card as agent for Adams express. Jen is always suave and accommodating, and under his management this popular company thrives.
[KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.]
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Saturday’s Daily.
The Knights of Pythias of this city hope soon to produce a company of drilled Knights that will be a credit to the state. The organization of the Uniform Rank K. of P., of which we made mention a few days ago was consummated last night and the following officers were installed: Wm. Wright, Sir Knight Commander; G. W. Miller, Sir Knight Lt. Commander; G. S. Howard, Sir Knight Herald; J. R. L. Adams, Sir Knight Recorder; Thos. Van Fleet, Sir Knight Treasurer; J. J. Clark, Sir Knight Guard; and H. C. Deets, Sir Knight Sentinel. Members of the Newton Lodge were present and assisted in the installation exercises. At their conclusion 14 knights took the Oriental degree.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 19, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
Last night the following officers of the U. R. of the K. P. organization was elected and installed.
Sir Knight Captain, Wm. Wright.
Sir Knight Lieutenant, G. W. Miller.
Sir Knight Herald, Geo. S. Howard.
Sir Knight Recorder, J. R. L. Adams.
Sir Knight Treasurer, Thos. Van Fleet.
Sir Knight Guard, J. J. Clark.
Sir Knight Sentinel, R. C. Deets.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 2, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
J. J. Clark has tendered his resignation as manager of the Adams Express Company at this point. The company has not yet accepted it. They don’t like the idea of giving Jen up as he has attended to the business so promptly and satisfactorily.