MAINE CATTLE COMPANY.
Note: I have also included items about Albert Worthley at the end of articles.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.
The Maine Cattle Company.
A stock company under the above name has been organized by men having their headquarters in this city, and their range on the Ponca reservation. The company is composed of Messrs. N. C. Hinkley, S. P. Burress, Burt Worthley, H. P. Farrar, J. H. Sherburne, Howard Bros., and Bradford Beall, with a capital stock of $50,000, and a thousand head of one-, two-, and three-year-olds to start with. The range line south of the Salt Fork and east of the Otoe road, containing 35,000 acres of good grazing land, with plenty of water and timber—all fenced with a four-strand barb wire fence. When fully stocked up, which will be done as rapidly as possible, these gentlemen will have between 2,000 and 3,000 head of cattle. Another item is the 3,000 acre hog lot on the range, on which will be put about a thousand head of fine hogs. The Maine Cattle Company purpose grading up their cattle to a high standard, and shall purchase high grade Hereford, Durham, and Galloway bulls. The officers have not yet been elected, all hands being busy this week moving their cattle from Chilocco to their new range, but as soon as this is done, the company will be regularly organized under the laws of the state and officers duly elected. The name is singularly appropriate, as all the gentlemen, with one exception, are from the state that will furnish our next president.
Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.
As the Santa Fe train came in Thursday, a most pleasant surprise visited H. P. Farrar. His wife and little daughter, Pearl, who has been visiting in Maine during the summer months, and Miss Ora Farrar, sister of Harry and Fred, arrived. Miss Ora will remain here some time visiting her brothers.
Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.
At the meeting of the Women Suffrage Society held at Mrs. D. W. Stevens’ Wednesday, the following officers were elected for the coming year. President, Mrs. O. P. Houghton; Vice-President, Mrs. Chas. Searing; Secretary, Mrs. H. P. Farrar; Treasurer, Mrs. T. McLaughlin. Mrs. Houghton and Mrs. Searing were chosen delegates to Women Suffrage State convention to be held at Leavenworth, the 27th to 29th inst.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.
The Maine Cattle Company met last Monday night and organized by electing the following officers.
N. C. Hinkley, President.
George S. Howard, Vice President.
H. P. Farrar, Secretary and Treasurer.
S. P. Burress, Manager.
Albert Worthley, Assistant Manager.
Directors: N. C. Hinkley, G. S. Howard, H. P. Farrar, S. P. Burress, Albert Worthley, Chas. Howard, B. Beall, and J. H. Sherburne.
The capital stock is $50,000.
Arkansas City Republican, October 25, 1884.
The Maine Cattle Company has received their charter. Monday evening they elected the following officers: President, N. C. Hinkley; vice-president, Geo. Howard; secretary and treasurer, H. P. Farrar. The directors and stockholders are N. U. Hinkley, Geo. Howard, H. P. Farrar, Bradford Beall, Chas. Howard, Albert Worthley, S. P. Burress, and J. H. Sherburne. S. P. Burress will be the manager, and Albert Worthley, assistant manager.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 12, 1884.
We have received a number of compliments upon the job work furnished from the “TRAVELER” office to the Osage Live Stock Association and Maine Cattle Company. We have fitted our job department with all modern improvements and can supply work equal to any office in Kansas. A trial order solicited.
Arkansas City Republican, January 17, 1885.
Report of the condition of the Maine Cattle Company, December 31, 1884.
Capital paid in ................... $22,500.00
Owing on cattle ................... 1,660.50
Due Treasurer ..................... 140.88
Stock, cattle, and horses ..... $16,590.50
Range fenced ...................... 7,000.00
Feed, hogs, and expenses ....... 697.13
Organization expenses ......... 14.75
I, H. P. Farrar, Secretary and Treasurer of the above named company, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
H. P. FARRAR, Secretary and Treasurer.
Subscribed and sworn to before me January 14th, 1885.
T. H. McLAUGHLIN, Notary Public.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1885.
We see Bert Worthley in the city again this week after quite an absence spent in the Maine Cattle Co.’s range in the Territory.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1885.
The Maine Cattle Co. estimate that they cannot lose 10 percent if they have the very worst weather to contend with from this time on. So far their loss has been somewhat severe, but not as bad as was expected.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 5, 1885.
Stockholder’s Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Maine Cattle Company for the election of directors will be held at the First National Bank, Tuesday, January 5th, 1886, at 7 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Sec.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 23, 1885.
Peter J. Brogan, employed on J. H. Sherburne’s ranch, and J. F. Christie, a herder in the Maine Cattle Company’s employ, came to town on Thursday, on their way east to spend the Christmas holidays. They both visited the TRAVELER office, and paid a year’s subscription each, ordering the paper sent to the friends with whom they will stay. This is a pious example for others to imitate.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 24, 1886.
We mentioned in our last issue that Bradford Beall left town with J. H. Sherburne, intending to pay a visit to the Maine Cattle Co.’s ranch. On reaching Ponca he found the ice on the Salt Fork broken up, and the ferry boat lying high on the opposite bank. On that side of the river there were Charles Howard, on his way home from the same ranch, and several others just as anxious to pass over. There were several tons of ice frozen solid within the boat, and with the deficient appliances at hand, launching the vessel was no easy matter. But they worked like good fellows all Saturday afternoon and the whole of Sunday, until their exertions were rewarded by getting the ferry afloat. This enabled them to open communication, and those that were detained on both shores went on their way rejoicing. In justification of their working on Sunday, these pious citizens will probably urge that their ox was in the pit.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1886.
The Maine Cattle Co., on Monday, brought up 185 prime steers to the state line, with the intention of shipping them east to market if not disposed of to a local buyer.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Stockholders’ Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Maine Cattle Company for the election of directors will be held at the First National Bank on Tuesday, the 4th day of January, 1887, at 8 o’clock p.m. H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.
ITEMS ABOUT ALBERT WORTHLEY.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 25, 1882.
Last Saturday witnessed quite a delegation from Phillips, Maine, some of whom come only upon a visit to Sunny Cowley, while some have finally decided to cast their future lot in our city. Among the latter we may mention Mrs. Sumner Whitney, mother of the Howard boys, and her daughter, Mrs. Albert Worthley, Bert Worthley and daughter, and Geo. Read. We extend to them a hearty welcome and trust they may find in their new associations nothing to cause regret for the step they have just taken.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 1, 1882.
Messrs. Worthley, Bealls, and Read, who have been visiting friends in this city for several weeks past, started on Monday by wagon for Arkansas, whither they go with the intention of investing in young stock.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 29, 1882.
Bert Worthley, who has been tearing around cattle hunting in the wilds of Arkansas for several months, returned to the city last week looking as hearty as ever.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.
Burt Worthley and Sam Burress returned from Arkansas last week with 800 head of yearlings and two-year-olds. They are holding them at present on the Cimarron. Burt reports a good drive, with no loss worth speaking of.
Repeat of part of an earlier article...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.
The Maine Cattle Company. A stock company under the above name has been organized by men having their headquarters in this city, and their range on the Ponca reservation. The company is composed of Messrs. N. C. Hinkley, S. P. Burress, Burt Worthley, H. P. Farrar, J. H. Sherburne, Howard Bros., and Bradford Beall, with a capital stock of $50,000, and a thousand head of one-, two-, and three-year-olds to start with.
Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.
N. C. Hinkley, A. D. Prescott, A. B. Johnson, and Albert Worthley purchased the lots adjoining the one owned by the Johnson Loan & Trust Company, in the Worthley Block Tuesday. These gentlemen will erect a two-story business house, 25 x 80, on their purchase in the spring. The Johnson Loan & Trust Company will erect their building at the same time. By fall another handsome block will line 5th Avenue or Depot Street.