[Starting with Wednesday, March 17, 1880.]




WASHINGTON, March 6, 1880.


"The question of


Was again before the Cabinet, on Tuesday. The information received by the Interior department indicates that the movement is very strong and well organized. The question came up as to how far the U. S. troops could go in making arrests. It was decided that they should be first called upon by some officer of the Indian department before arresting would-be squatters; the call to partake of the nature of a formal demand for troops under the President's proclamation. . . ."









By an Old Bachelor.

This is the only year of four in which the ladies through propriety are admitted to have "first choice" in the matrimonial line, and for their special convenience we have been opportuned to give a list of our young bachelor friends, with short biographies of each, bring out the best points in their character, believing it will be of material interest to our fair friends, and hope that much good and happiness will arise therefrom. Many in the list are quite anxious, and are restrained only through bashfulness. We call attention for a starter, to our genial friend


Ben can't boast of any beard yet, but he is making every effort possible in that direction: age about 21 springs; substantial figure; good talker; rides horseback fluently, and a good "mash" in every respect. He certainly can make some young lady happy. We expect a good deal from Ben in the matrimonial line.


Will is a tip-top fellow; age about 19 years; rather shy, but would be easily caught if managed right. Will sincerely hopes some young lady will improve this chance.


Charles is immense; rather dry, but good on rainy days; youthful, handsome, fruitful mustache, very affectionate, should be seen to be appreciated.


We can commend David to any lady wanting a good husband, and plenty of him; handsome, fine appearance, easily "gone," bashful on short acquaintance, nobby burnsides, not disposed to stay out late of nights. We consider David a bonanza.


Ed is a fine young man; prepossessing; slight mustache, good dancer, bashful, a little hard to catch. Will make a home happy.


Rather inclined to be a bachelor, but a fine catch and worth working for; tender as a spring chicken, smooth face, good temperament, doesn't admire "banged" hair. Should be married, and we hope will be caught.


Fred is not a very good subject to guess on; can't tell whether an earnest appeal from a young lady would avail or not in this case, but there is nothing like trying. He should be caught at any rate, as he is too good to rust away in bachelorhood; just in the prime of life, kind, somewhat timid when the fair sex is around, which wears off on a long acquaintance. We will give a chromo to the young lady who can successfully halter Fred.


We guess that in the Professor we have a hard subject for anyone to "tackle" matrimonially. It is unfortunately evident that he does not "catch on" very readily; in fact, he doesn't care for the girls as an agreeable, nice looking young man should. Strange things often happen, however, and we will say that the young lady who successfully gets Herb around hanging on her papa's front gate two or three evenings in the week is to be congratulated.


The fact in this case is that Jim must get married. He was never cut out for a bachelor as he is too genial and talkative to waste away in any such condition. We warrant a capture here if the young lady is good looking and will work on his affections. He is abundantly able to take care of a wife, and if we are not very much mistaken there is a bargain at Sipes' Corner for some young lady.


It would never do to leave Charles out, for we are anxious to see him successfully settled in life. Fine appearance, beautiful mustache, genial, fond of the girls, very bashful, and could not be beat in the State as a captain of a household.


One of the best "mashes" on the list. He is very interesting in domestic affairs, flourishing mustache, never gets tired of talking, good provider, entertaining and ambitious. Will would make a home as comfortable as any young man we know of; but there is one thing positive, he isn't afraid of "ghosts." The happy woman in his case may foreswear corsets forever.


There is no possible use, we presume, to go into details in regard to Porter, as indication shows he has it very bad already; in fact, common rumor reports him completely gone. We are very happy to state that it would be a complete loss of time for any young lady to adjust her cap in this direction.


A Romeo; grand blonde mustache; anxious; quite handsome. Will talks like a machine; we think he is the easiest "mashed" on the list. We hope some young lady will scoop him in.


A gallant of rare abilities as a conversationalist; but one who never imposes on society, and "hardly ever" known to repose on the affections of the gentler sex. Good height; straight as a die, and one that most any woman could look up to.


Good nature (when the mails are on time); killing mustache; age unknown; blushes easily; fair talker; easily wounded in the heart. We know James to be anxious, and he should receive encouragement from our fair ones.


Will M. hasn't been in town long, but there are two or three strings out for him already, and we hope he will "bite" soon. Rather good looking; good business qualities. Some young lady can get a bargain here. As an incentive, crackers might be held out as a bait.


Parker is a good catch. Good height, full grown, handsome, a fast pedestrian on long distances, reliable, a heart as big as a barn door. Take our word for it, Parker will do to tie to.


A Brignolia; chuck full of music; sings like a nightingale; splendid form; a graduate of the regular army; loving; can be had. Give George a chance, ladies.


Amos ought certainly to be ashamed of himself. The idea of a man of his good quality sliding along towards the forties and not married! We are astonished when we think of it. Handsome; the very best of habits; no "lodge nights," in fact, the best possible fellow you could imagine.


Bob can hardly be classed with those who are fancy free. He is partly spoken for, and if it were not for his extreme bashfulness he would long ago have been enjoying the comforts of a lounge near the stove, accompanied by all of the other "little" conveniences (?) of home. A little "pressure" brought to bear in the right direction will bring Bob to his knees, and we trust that our suggestion will occasion someone to at least try the experiment with him.


Well, we don't know how about the Doctor. He is always too busy to give much attention to the matter of love making, but we are of the opinion that a square business proposition--a first class prescription, as it were--would cause him to "tumble." He is worth the trouble it would occasion to take him in. Very fond of socials.


E. A. is as good material to work up into a husband as there is in the city. Most excellent talker--no danger of death, however; very domestic, affectionate, good appearance. Some young lady can have a life lease on E. A. by a little perseverance.


M. B. is a fine fellow; handsome, full of business, charming mustache, good talker. Some say that M. B. is "taken," but we are not as positive as rumor, and think he will be safe to look after.


A nice plump, young man of fine appearance; beautiful blonde side-whiskers; prepossessing mustache, overshadowed by a somewhat roman nose; good goer single or double. A splendid investment for any lady who is "hunting" for a first-class business opening.










The river at Little Rock is on a big rise.

Where, O where, is the late proprietor of Long Branch?

A Mr. Bowman has been appointed Agent for the Pawnees.

Dr. Leonard has returned from a short business trip at Topeka.



BIRTH. Born at Arkansas City, March 12th, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Dandy, a son.


The M. E. social will be held at the parsonage this evening.


DIED. Mr. Gilstrap, residing on Grouse Creek, lost a child about six years of age, very suddenly last Monday.


Mr. Leander Findley has settled in his new house on Quality street and is well pleased with his location.



Elder Cartwright, of the Christian Church, is holding a series of meetings at the Parker school house.


The heaviest snow storm of the winter visited us last Friday night. It is now generally supposed that the peach buds were all killed.


Dept. Marshal Gray is hooping up the city finances. The receipts at the Treasury for last week from fines, etc., amounted to $113.


Mr. Fullerlove, who was before U. S. Commissioner last Wednesday, was held on a bond of $500, and his case set for a hearing on Friday next.


Cap Nipp has moved into the Page house in the northwest part of town. Cap has a large acquaintance in this county and is known as a social man and a good citizen.


Capt. Sanford has purchased of Dr. M. R. Leonard three residence lots for parties in New York City. They propose to build this spring and will also erect ________ as he is a florest [THEY HAD FLOREST...DO THEY MEAN FLORIST ?] by profession.




Lieut. Pardee, 23rd Infantry, is in the city. He is in command of a detachment of soldiers who are on patrol duty between this point and Caldwell. There is likewise a detachment on similar duty between here and Coffeyville. It is the intention of the Government to keep strong patrol guard upon the line between this State and the Territory; and all parties intending an invasion of the Territory are warned to desist from such measures. Otherwise, they will be the losers.




Prof. Andress, the wonderful Magician and slight of hand performer, will give a series of interesting and marvelous entertainments at the school house in this place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, March 18th, 19th, and 20th. There will be a change of programme for each evening. The performances of the Professor's trained birds are truly wonderful. The lady floating in mid air challenges the wonder and admiration of the audience. Upon the whole Prof. Andress' programme of mirth, magic, and mystery is unexcelled and should be seen to be appreciated.


The attention of our readers is called to the ad. of Fitch & Barron, which will be found in this number of the TRAVELER. We had the pleasure of examining the stock of this firm and can vouch for the fine display and excellent quality of the many varieties of goods carried. Our readers who wish anything in this line will here find the best.

AD: THE FINEST Stock of Embroidery ever brought to the City

at Fitch & Barron's.



CAP SANFORD, on learning that his employees had, without his knowledge and sanction, violated City ordinance No. 32, walked up to the office of his Honor, Judge Bonsall, and paid the penalty like a real man, and thinks that if all others in this city who are as guilty as he would do likewise, our city would be able to add much needed improvements that her present financial condition will not permit of.





[Published in the Traveler March 17, 1880.]


Entitled an Ordinance calling an election for city officers for the ensuing year.

BE IT ordained by the Mayor and Councilmen of the City of Arkansas City.

SEC. 1st. That an election shall be held at the City Clerk's office on Summit Street in said city, on the first Monday, the 5th day of April, A. D. 1880, for the purpose of electing the following officers, to wit:

A MAYOR, five Councilmen, and a Police Judge.

SEC. 2nd. That said Ordinance, No. 76, shall be in force on and after the publication once in each of the City papers.

Approved March 10th, 1880.


Attest: I. H. BONSALL, City Clerk.






Taken up by the undersigned on the 15th inst., at his residence in Bolton township, Cowley county, Kansas, eleven head of Ponies. Five of said ponies are branded J. C. on left hip, the other six ponies have no brands on them. The owner will please come forward, prove property, and take them away.


Arkansas City, Kan., March 16, 1880.






WASHINGTON, March 13, 1880.

"In the House on Tuesday, Mr. Waddill, from the Indian affairs Committee, reported bill for the relief of settlers on absentee Shawnee lands in Kansas. Mr. Johnston, from the same Committee, reported a bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to ascertain and report the amount of money expended and indebtedness assumed by the State of Kansas in repelling and suppressing Indian invasions. Both bills were placed on the House calendar.


"The motion made on Tuesday by Senator Thurman, to refer to the Committee on the judiciary the remonstrance of Indian chiefs against the passage of the bill to establish a United States court in the Indian Territory, was taken up on Wednesday. Mr. Vest opposed the motion, saying the Committee on territories, who reported the bill, included several able lawyers, fully competent to draw a bill, and there was no reason to refer this any more than any other bill to the Committee on the judiciary. Mr. Edmunds thought that a bill to establish a United States court in a territory which had been set aside as an independent domain raised such important judicial questions as to make it a proper subject for consideration by the judiciary Committee. Considerable debate occurred between Senators Vest, Edmunds, Garland, and Conklin, the latter ably defending the point he had taken, and the bill was finally referred to the judiciary Committee."





The Republican Convention that assembled at Winfield last Saturday to elect delegates to the State Convention resolved "That the delegates selected by this Convention be, and they are hereby instructed to vote against any man for delegate to the National Convention who is not in favor of the nomination of

U. S. Grant."

The Convention then elected Hon. W. P. Hackney, E. S. Torrance, C. R. Mitchell, A. A. Wiley, L. J. Webb, and Henry Harbaugh as delegates. This is one of the ablest delegations that has yet been sent from Cowley County.






The following report of the Annual Love Feast of some of the Boltonites has found its way to the TRAVELER. We think it was written by some Peace of a Justice, as the first line gives evidence of legal lore.

"Know all men by these presents: Whereas, on the 14th day of February last, the citizens of Bolton township met in mass, at the Bland school house in the open air, for the purpose of reviewing their past lives and preparing for the future. So after bustling around a while, W. C. Skinner was chosen chairman of the meeting. The chair arose and announced that the proceedings must be opened with prayer. So S. H. Deweese with the assistance of W. Mercer implored divine forgivness for the folly of those who had spent many months in molding paper wads to be fired at the cattle drive and the wickedness of others who had burried, on the "trail," the dreadful torpedoes of sulphur and snuff to hurl into the clouds the last hope of long horns. But Hank Holowell who sat near, with an ear that lopped like a limp leaf of Kraut, declared that the prayer did not go as high as the third plank on the fence.

"After reading the statute by John Linton, the Chair announced a recess of fifteen minutes. Whistling by Frank Lorry; tune Patsy won't you drink some. The Chair then called the meeting from refreshments to labor.

"Now the various characters arose into prominence. The old Polar Bear, James McGuire, with that same old bed blanket on old Bob, rode up. Then came A. P. Lorry leading brother Frank while they stepped to the marshal music of old hundred. In fact, the drill was handsome.

"George Hagar made a speech on the wreck of man. Frank Reed, on the smart young man. G. Schnee presented facts to prove that the ground hog should be captured and cut into pork for spoiling a great deal of fine weather.

"Frank Lorry opened an argument in favor of the self made man, but his remarks were short, as the meeting gave him a unanimous vote for having more self-made worthlessness in one body than had ever before been found in Bolton township.

"The chair announced that the hour had arrived for preparing ballots to elect some person of the township to the honorable position of attending to other people's business. This called out a full and harmonious vote without distinction of race, color, or previous condition, and the judges of election, appointed and sworn in due form of law, consisting of Uncle Berry Banks and Peter Andrews, proceeded to count the ballots, resulting as follows: Frank Lorry received 69 votes, S. H. Deweese 19 votes, scattering 3 votes. The chair arose and amid the stillness of death announced that Lieut. Lorry having received a majority of the votes cast was duly elected.

"Hick Deweese now arose with cussedness in his eye, and charged the judges of election with fraud and favor; they grew pale as the speaker, warm with the smart of disappointment, accused them of stuffing the box in favor of another.

"John Brown called, order, and said that a blind man could see that the best thing to do was to adjourn. So the Chair said the meeting was adjourned to meet St. Valentine one year from that date.







Silverdale, March 19, 1880.

MR. EDITOR: As I have not seen anything in the TRAVELER from Lower Grouse Creek, I will give you a few items.

Farmers all busy plowing and getting ready for their spring crops.

There was a Sabbath School organized last Sabbath at the Caharn School house, John Badly, Superintendent, R. S. McGey, Assistant. We have Rev. Herbert back on the M. E. work again.

We hear that Captain P. T. Hains has a young Captain at his house, only it is a girl: weight 8-1/2 lbs.

Mr. J. P. Mussulman has sold the Sy. Berryman farm for the sum of $1,675, to Mr. Strickland of New York.

Mr. Wm. Irons, Mr. G. Fisher, and several others are fixing for Colorado. They want to start as soon as grass comes.

M. S. R.





Notice of Final Settlement.


Cowley County,

In the Probate Court in and for said County,

In the matter of the Estate of F. S. Denton, Deceased.

CREDITORS and all other persons interested in the aforesaid Estate, are hereby notified, that at the next regular term of the Probate Court in and for said County, to be begun and held at the court room in Winfield, County of Cowley, State aforesaid, on the first Monday in the month of April, A. D., 1880, I shall apply to said Court for a full and final settlement of said Estate on said second Monday in April, 1880.

E. H. DENTON, Administratrix of Frank S. Denton, Deceased.

March 1st, A. D. 1880.





The rivers and water courses are uncommonly low in this section.

Lame Merit, of Chicago, is visiting his brothers, Eph and Laf. Merit, of this place.

The new sidewalks in the South end of Summit street give it an improved appearance.

A drove of stock hogs belonging to Alfred Hurst passed through town on Friday last.

The paymasters car came down to the terminus last week loaded with the best the market affords.

A nice bulletin board adorns the corner of the Newman building over the old TRAVELER offfice.

Mr. Simpson, late of Topeka, Kansas, is building a new livery stable in town, just west of the Star Restaurant.

L. D. Godfrey has purchased the Fifth Avenue Bakery of Gray & Whilette, and will continue the business at the old stand.

There has been a change in the arrival and departure of the Salt City and Cleardale mails which will be found in the published schedule. [DID NOT PRINT SCHEDULE.]

The pupils in Prof. Faro's dancing class are making rapid progress, and spend a pleasant evening each week at the Central Avenue.




LOST. Monday, March 15th, 1880, between Parker's school house and Newman's mill, two ladies' shawls. Finder will please leave them at this office.


Dr. Anderson, formerly a practicing physician of Decatur county, Indiana, has formed a business partnership, in this city, with Dr. J. H. Griffith. See their card elsewhere.



Office Up stairs in Newman Building,


Professional calls promptly attended to at all hours day and night. Dr. Griffith gives special attention to the treatment of diseases peculiar to women and children. Dr. Anderson gives special attention to surgical disease and surgical operations.


Messrs. Alexander and Baird are introducing a new and ingenious attachment for doors. It is claimed by the use of this invention rain, snow, dust, etc., is entirely excluded from the room.


The professional card of Taylor Fitzgerald, Winfield, appears in this issue. As he is a graduate of one of the best law colleges in the east, business entrusted to his care will receive prompt and close attention.



And Solicitor of U. S. Claims,


Office, No. 2, Bahntge Block.

Lock Box 168.


Mr. Burton, an old Kansan, having resided in the State since 1855, and who was an active participant in the troubles relative to the early settlement of the State, a life-long Republican, has purchased the wagon shop in connection with Cap. Rarick's Blacksmith shop in this city.


The TRAVELER Office has been removed into the building on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Summit Street. The move is made to secure better office light.




The A. T. & S. F. will sell round trip tickets to those who wish to attend the State Convention, at one-half rates.


Mr. Patterson is now occupying his new residence on Central Avenue. Pat has built a good house, and the part of town where he resides gives evidence of improvement.


M. R. Leonard has purchased Mr. Evans' coal yard and office, where he will be found to supply you with the black diamonds and choice town lots. Give him a call if you want a clear title and desirable location.


The Silver Dale S. P. U. company will meet at the Silver Dale school house on Saturday evening 27th at 7 o'clock p.m.

Every member expected to come out, important business.

By order of Cap. P. F. Haynes.


Those who have business at the depot will find in Mr. Ingersol a very courteous agent. It is the general verdict of the public that the Santa Fe company have in their employ a class of officials not excelled by other corporations.


BIRTH - BIRTHDAY. The east side now has the boss boys of the town. There is a perfect Dandy, a few days old, who tips the beam at thirteen pounds; and Mr. Snyder has a ten year old boy that weighs--well place him on the platform scales and see for



John Smalley, of Cresswell township, this county, on Tuesday last received from the Government through the Post Office at this place $1,124 back pension. John feels grateful toward Uncle Sam for his kind remembrance of past services.


The members of the Stock Protective Union made a good display on our streets Saturday afternoon. Three Companies were mounted and the strength exhibited by them in the interest of law and order will be a terror to those who ride away other people's horses.


Mr. C. L. Snyder, of Shelby County, Illinois, has rented the Walker house on the east side of town and moved there on Monday. Mr. Snyder is one of the substantial men of Shelby Co., and if he is pleased with our climate and surroundings, others will follow him to the land of promise.




It is amazing to see the large quantity of new goods that is arriving at the Green Front. If this arrival of goods should continue long, O. P. will be compelled to enlarge his present quarters. But then it will do you good to drop in at the Green Front and inspect for yourselves.


Little Albert Benedict celebrated his fifth birthday on Saturday afternoon last. There were a number of his little friends assembled at his father's residence to do honor to the occasion. Mrs. Benedict had made ample provision for his guests in the way of all the delicacies of the season.


The Post Office will be removed in a few days into the building opposite the Arkansas City House on the corner of Summit street and Fourth Avenue. The patrons of the Office have expressed a strong desire for it to be removed into a building where it could not be used to influence patronage for special trade, and where all could go into a clean and neatly arranged apartment without mortification or embarrassment. The removal will be attended with considerable expense though it is believed that the public will appreciate the change.


I withdraw my name from any ticket as a candidate for Mayor at the coming election.


March 24th, 1880.


Saddler & Co. of Winfield appear in the special column of the TRAVELER in this number. They are determined not to be undersold by any firm in the Southwest.


B. Sadler & Co., proprietors of the newly started Famous




Mrs. Haywood, while out calling yesterday with he little four-year-old son, left the buggy for a moment in charge of the little fellow, when the horse made for home at a lively speed where he arrived without farther damage than a severe fright to Mrs. Haywood.




At a meeting on Tuesday night convened for the purpose of nominating a strict temperance ticket for the city election, the following nominations were made:

Mayor, William Sleeth; Councilmen, O. P. Houghton, T. H. McLaughlin, Charles Searing, Leander Findley, D. Berger. Police Judge, M. Stanton.


The bachelor catches in executive session last Monday night with Commodore Topliff in the chair resolved themselves into a committee of the whole with power to capture and control the dear creatures who are on the matrimonial market, and sighing for a chance. Bro. Blakeney took the floor and said that it was a piece of spite work that some of the ladies had started on purpose to "halter break" a few that they thought they could manage, and as for himself, he was resolved not to be duped in that way. Applause. He had tasted of a great many wedding cakes and he thought that the man who could not mince a little without being caught on the hook was an object of pity. Judge Walton obtained the floor and in his pathetic style stated the tear of sympathy as he held the mirror to the past and spoke of those who had loved and been left. So far as he was concerned no woman should try that little game again. The speaker referred to others whom he had no doubt had similar experience and he was resolved to teach his posterity to avoid these breakers. The chair finally closed the debate with a few remarks warning the members from making too hasty promises. It was an easier matter for a man to get his foot into the trap then to take it out. A motion to adjourn until next Monday evening prevailed when a report will more fully and at large appear. Until then the ladies can bask in the sunshine of hope.






Amount of cash received by the City Clerk since March 15th, 1879, to March 14th, 1880, both inclusive.


March 16: For peddlers license, $2.00

May 6: For liquor license, A. W. Patterson, $200.00

May 22: Show license, $2.00

June 2: Liquor license, S. B. Pickle, $183.35

June 19: S. P. Channell for quit claim deed, $5.00

June 21: Peddlers license, $2.00

July 15: Police Docket, James Christian, $6.00

Sept. 17: Peddlers license, $5.00

Oct. 14: Druggist license, J. A. Loomis, $2.10

Oct. 14: Police Docket, I. H. Bonsall, $1.00

Oct. 23: Peddlers license, $3.00

Oct. 24: Peddlers license, $3.00

Oct. 25: Peddlers license, $3.00

Nov. 4: Peddlers license, $2.00

Nov. 8: Peddlers license, $2.00

Nov. 8: Peddlers license, $1.00

Nov. 21: Liquor license, J. Knisley, $100.00

Nov. 21: Show license, $2.00

Dec. 10: Peddlers license, $2.00

Dec. 29: Omnibus license, $20.00

TOTAL: $546.45



Jan. 1: Express license, $15.00

Jan. 3: Express license, $15.00

Jan. 5: Express license, $15.00

Jan. 15: Police Docket, J. Christian, $56.00

Jan. 17: Express license, $15.00

Jan. 22: Peddlers license, $2.00

Feb. 17: Auctioneers license, J. H. McGuire, $2.50

Feb. 20: Police Docket, I. H. Bonsall, $15.00

Feb. 25: Express license, $15.00

March 1: Police Docket, I. H. Bonsall, $2.00

March 8: Police Docket, I. H. Bonsall, $5.00

March 8: Police Docket, I. H. Bonsall, $52.00

TOTAL: $209.50

GRAND TOTAL FOR 1879 AND 1880: $755.95


By cash paid to City Treasurer from March 15th, 1879, to March 14th, 1880, both inclusive, for which I hold his receipts:


Cash on hand to balance: 2.00

TOTAL: $755.95

Amount of Script issued by City Clerk from March 15th, 1879, to March 14th, 1880, both inclusive:

March 17: To railroad committee expense to Topeka: $60.00

March 17: Gardner Mott, hauling stone for Walker's well: $4.75

March 20: D. B. Hartsock, repairing Walker's well: $35.00

March 22: Mrs. Finney, for lumber used at Walker's well.

March 22: James Morgan, salary as City Marshal, Feb. '79: $10.00

March 28: I. H. Bonsall, six months salary as City Clerk,

room rent, light and fuel for council meeting: $25.00

March 29: John M. Hollaway, plow beam broken while in

use by city: $2.50

March 29: John M. Hollaway, hauling dead horse off of

town site: $1.25

March 31: James Morgan, salary as City Marshal,

March, 1879: $10.00

April 11: J. P. Eckel, services as judge of city

election: $2.00

April 14: Amos Walton, services as judge of city

election: $2.00

April 14: W. J. Gray, services as judge of city

election: $2.00

April 14: J. W. Griffith, services as clerk of city

election: $2.00

May 6: D. B. Hartsock, for concreting Walker's well: $10.00

May 6: James Morgan, salary as City Marshal,

April, 1879: $10.00

May 30: John Hoenscheidt, civil engineer, surveying and

grading streets: $25.00

June 3: W. R. Scott, board bill for surveying while grading

streets: $7.00

June 3: Speers & Mantor, rope for Walker's well: $.60

June 3: D. Berger, repairing scraper: $5.60

June 3: E. R. Thompson, lumber for dump wagons: $8.17

June 3: I. H. Bonsall, for 3 days assisting surveyor: $6.00

June 3: Gardner Mott, 21 days as street commissioner: $31.60

June 3: Gardner Mott, boarding prisoner: $.40

June 3: Gardner Mott, 2-1/2 days work on streets, by

J. Rose: $2.50

June 3: Gardner Mott, 1 month's salary as City Marshal: $10.00

June 3: James Christian, room rent and fees as

Police Judge: $9.05

June 3: W. J. Gray, fees as City Marshal, 1878: $8.50

June 3: James Morgan, fees from Police Docket: $2.10

June 4: To R. C. Haywood for tax to clear title: $47.15

June 6: Erwin French, work on streets: $1.00

June 10: C. M. Scott, stationery for city: $2.51

June 16: Gardner Mott, 6 days as street commissioner: $9.00

June 21: A. C. Brunaham, for work on streets: $5.00

June 26: Hughes & McIntire, Traveler, printing Ordinance: $2.00

July 2: John M. Hollaway, cleaning well: $3.00

July 9: W. J. Gray, special City Marshal, 4th of July: $1.50

July 10: Gardner Mott, for work on streets 12-1/2 days: $20.75

July 10: Gardner Mott, for work on street by Rose 1/2 day

with team: $1.00

July 16: Gardner Mott, salary months of June and July: $10.00

July 16: Gardner Mott, 1-1/2 days work on streets: $2.25

July 18: W. H. Speers, flour for Mrs. Tush: $1.25

July 25: Mrs. Tierick, nursing Mrs. Tush: $3.00

July 26: Miss Alice Walton, nurshing Mrs. Tush: $2.00

Aug. 12: K. F. Smith, blacksmithing for public wells: $3.60

Aug. 12: J. A. Stafford, meat furnished Mrs. Tush: $1.00

Aug. 12: R. E. Fitzpatrick, cleaning Stanton's well: $3.00

Aug. 12: R. E. Fitzpatrick, cleaning J. E. Williams'

well: $11.50

Aug. 13: Thos. Collins, work on streets: $2.00

Aug. 13: Gardner Mott, work on streets: $5.25

Aug. 30: L. Knight, legal services: $6.00

Sept. 1: J. D. Rogers, taxes to clear title: $24.25

Sept. 2: Hughes & Gray, Traveler, city printing: $9.50

Sept. 2: I. H. Bonsall, council room rent, lights, fuel,

and six months services as City Clerk: $25.00

Sept. 2: Gardner Mott, street commissioner: $7.50

Sept. 16: Schiffbauer Bros., merchandise: $6.30

Sept. 19: Mantor & Blakeney: $.30

Sept. 22: D. B. Hartsock, on account of salary as

City Marshal: $5.00

Oct. 14: Speers & Mantor, groceries for Mrs. Tush: $1.00

Oct. 24: D. B. Hartsock, on account of salary as

City Marshal: $50.00

Oct. 25: E. R. Thompson, lumber for sidewalks: $17.28

Nov. 5: D. Berger, repairing scraper: $3.25

Nov. 5: Louis Dolittle, work on streets: $1.00

Nov. 7: A. Walton, road tax return list: $3.00

Nov. 10: Gardner Mott, as street commissioner: $25.00

Nov. 10: Geo. Russell, 1-1/2 days with team on streets: $3.00

Nov. 13: B. B. Hartsock, bal. on salary to Nov. 12th: $45.00

Nov. 24: Gardner Mott, cleaning out well: $2.00

Dec. 4: K. F. Smith, blacksmith work on calaboose: $2.00

Dec. 15: D. B. Hartsock, City Marshal to Dec. 12, 1879: $25.00

Dec. 19: J. W. Hutchison, work on streets: $3.00

Dec. 19: A. A. Newman, stone for Walker's well: $2.60

Dec. 20: D. B. Hartsock, on account grading

Central Avenue: $50.00


Jan. 8: A. Wilson, blankets for calaboose: $6.00

Jan. 12: W. K. Jacobs, lumber for pauper grave: $.50

Jan. 14: Wm. Parmer, nursing pauper and washing corpse: $5.00

Jan. 15: Honn & Skipper, digging pauper graves: $3.00

Jan. 15: Thompson & Channell, lumber for street

crossings: $21.61

Jan. 16: Chas. U. France, boarding sick pauper: $59.00

Jan. 19: D. B. Hartsock, City Marshal to Jan 21, 1880: $25.00

Jan. 22: Gardner Mott, work with team as street

commissioner: $10.60

Jan. 26: D. B. Hartsock, grading Central Avenue,

balance in full: $50.00

Jan. 29: D. B. Hartsock, chain for well: $.50

Feb. 6: Peter Pearson, bal. due on coffin, James Morgan,

City Marshal: $4.75

Feb. 6: Geo. Russell, burying pauper: $1.50

Feb. 6: J. P. Eckel, work on Street crossing: $1.50

Feb. 13: A. T. Green, work on Street crossing: $1.60

March 1: C. McIntire, city printing: $12.50

March 2: C. McInttire, city printing, $5.25

March 3: Howard, Rexford & Howard, merchandise: $4.89

March 6: L. P. Stanton, clerk of bond election,

Feb. 24, 1880: $2.00

March 6: M. Stanton, Judge of bond election,

Feb. 24, 1880: $2.00

March 10: Gardner Mott, Judge of bond election,

Feb. 24, 1880: $2.00

TOTAL: $980.56

I. H. BONSALL, City Clerk.



[KANSAS IN 1880.]



It is safe to say that the census to be taken next June will give Kansas a population of at least 1,000,000; in 1860 it was but 107,000. Fifteen years ago the population was 138,807; but that was after four years of cruel war.

There were then 130 miles of railway, now there are 3,000; and Kansas built more new miles last year than any other State.

Five counties now have as many school districts as the State contained in 1865. The school fund, one of "the things" that make Kansas proud, has increased to $1,700,000; and when the school lands are all sold, this sum will amount to $13,000,000.

Ten years ago but a small amount of land was under cultivation; and the vast possibilities of the largest end of the State was not conceived. All western Kansas was supposed to be fit only for grazing buffalo and "long horns" from Texas; but now the shaggy Indian cattle have disappeared with their hunters, and shorthorns have driven out the wild droves that every spring were escorted up to our superior pasturage by the broad-brimmed cowboys from Texas.

Five years ago Kansas made little pretention to wheat growing; but in 1878, a crop of 32,000,000, she took the lead in all the Union. In 1879 Kansas grew over 100,000 bushels of corn; and yearly the Kansas farmers are adding to their cattle, sheep, and hogs, to which they feed their corn.

The growth of the State in wealth keeps pace with her advance in other directions. Five years ago capitalists would not lend money on improved farms west of Salina; now they seek investments 100 miles west of that city. Two years ago there were unorganized counties with less than 100 population, with no plowed ground, where now there are thousands of homesteaders and thousands of acres in wheat.

This mighty change is greatly due to the homestead law, which James Buchanan said "would make this nation a country of movers." So it has. People have come from all the North, from the border States; the exodists from the South; men and women of worth, of determination; those who love clear skies, good roads, grand scenery; those who have vigor and hope for a competence;-- have come and are coming.

Certainly to judge the progress to be made in 1880 by what other years have proved, would not be claiming too much; so we may confidently say that 1880 will be a prosperous one for Kansas. It is to be a year of great increase; a good wheat crop may be already safely predicted, as the winter wheat is now in excellent condition. Next spring the farmers will plant a larger area in corn than ever before; and more of it will be fed out to stock on the farm. The building of school-houses and churches will be continued; money will keep pouring into the State to pay for our produce; and when, at the end of this twelve months, we write the history of 1880, it will be a proud chapter for all Kansas and the friends of Kansas in every land.

Kansas Monthly.






WASHINGTON, March 20, 1880.

My Dear Mr. Editor,

Among the bills approved by the President during the week was the one introduced by Mr. Ryan (Kan.), for the relief of certain actual settlers on the Kansas trust and diminished reserve lands.

The Committee of the Post office Department appointed by the Postmaster General to take into consideration the report of the special agents of the department, that in the west the express company of Wells, Fargo & Co. have been carrying U. S. mails in violation of laws, which prohibit private persons or companies from performing such duties, has been in session for the past three or four days, and have practically finished their work and have submitted their report to the Postmaster General. It is understood that they sustain the report of the special agents, and recommend active measures to put a stop to the practice referred to and to prevent its being again taken up. The Postmaster General has taken no notice of the report of the Committee. Representative Page (Cal.) in behalf of the company has asked to be heard before action is taken. The Company says it can show where the Committee is wrong.


That was a tremendous legacy left this country by those opening guns on Ft. Sumpter. If a country is to be judged by the magnitude of its pension list, then indeed this nation eclipses all antiquity, modern times and history to come, may be. The year 1803 marked the lowest figures for the annual payment of pensions ($62,902). Then followed the war of 1812, raising the amount to $3,208,000. The Mexican war showed no increase, the highest payment of pensions growing out of the results of that war, was in 1852, and was but $2,401,000. In the closing year of the Civil War (1865) the amount was swelled to $16,347,000, steadily increasing from that date until 1879 when it reached the total of $35,121,000. When the deficiency bill now pending, appropriating $6,665,000 for arrearages, shall have passed, that sum added to the amount already appropriated raises the total for 1880 to $52,765,000, a sum exceeding the total expenses, of every description, for this country from 1791 (including two great foreign wars, and $15,500,000 for the Geneva award), to 1855, when those expenses were but $53,316,000. The total amount paid by the Government to pensions from 1791, to include the appropriation to June 30, 1880, is the enormous sum of $553,229,000, and it is thought that much more will be required for 1880.


Senator Schurz has issued an order giving notice to persons entering the Ute reservation, in the State of Colorado, for the purpose of locating ranches and mineral claims, that such locations will not be recognized by the department, as the lands embraced within said reservation are not now public lands of the United States, and no location made thereon can be or will be recognized as legal except those made after the lands shall be regularly restored to the public domain. It was decided at a conference of the Secretary with Ouray and other Ute chiefs now here that in order to influence their nation against hostilities, they (the Ute chiefs) should leave here at once for Colorado. The Secretary has addressed communications to the Indian Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives informing them of the threatened difficulty, and urging prompt action upon the pending argument with the Utes. It is said at the War Department that there are troops now stationed at convenient points near the reservation, and if it is deemed necessary, can be readily called into service to keep off the invaders and preserve the peace.


On Thursday I was astonished very agreeably by receiving a visit from my friend, Charlie Scott. He is looking rather thin, I think, as though he had been badly used. He was shown the sights of this great metropolis and seemed well pleased with his experience.







The bill now before Congress gives the above Company authority to build and operate a line of railroad and telegraph through the Indian Territory from Arkansas City, Kansas, to Fort Smith, Arkansas, following as near as practicable the course of the Arkansas river. The capital stock of the Company is limited to $4,300,000, and the provisions of the bill must be accepted by the corporation within sixty days of its passage. It will then have the benefit of the act of 1875, granting the right of way to railroads through public lands. It is to have power to build through any Indian lands or reservation on obtaining the voluntary consent of such tribes owning the same, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs interceding for such consent.






One of the questions that will present itself to the mind of the voter at the city election on Thursday next is whether license shall be granted the saloons for another year. The law prescribes that on the presentation to the council of the petition containing the signatures of a majority of the inhabitants within the corporate limits of the city over 21 years of age, a license may be granted the applicant to keep a dram shop. One year ago, a single saloon was licensed, but at the present time there are three. This is evident, to our mind, that the license party has steadily gained ground and as three petitions have successfully worked their way before the council with a majority, is it not a foregone conclusion that the same can be done again?

If our position is correct, then is it not the part of wisdom to elect councilmen, though they may be for license on a proper petition, who will nevertheless claim the respect of our citizens and enforce the law to the letter.

We know the evils of intemperance are on every side, but we have no hopes that an Anti-license ticket can be elected and we have to do with the subject just as we find it. There are good men on both tickets and we fail to see why a good ticket cannot be drawn from both, put before the people, and elected.






As an illustration of the rapid strides which Southern Kansas in general and Cowley county in particular is making toward prosperity and affluence, we chronicle an incident related to us a few days since by an early settler of Southern Kansas and for many years an extensive dealer in agricultural implements.

His statement was to the effect that a few years since farmers desiring to purchase machinery necessary to carry on farming were unable to raise a sufficient amount in ready cash to pay even the freight upon their purchases. Now, however, fifty percent of the purchase value is usually offered by the farmer, and not unfrequently the whole amount is tendered.

The future outlook for Southern Kansas is truly encouraging, and we know of no better country on the face of the Globe in which honesty, industry, and economy in any branch of business will bring a man affluence so readily as our own Souther Kansas. With our storms, winds, and drouths, which the fickle-hearted harp so much upon, all added together, does not in the least retard our onward strides to prosperity.

With our usual good seasons, our present railroad facilities, and with a certainty of an early outlet direct to Southern markets, with a climate unsurpassed by any in the United States, with abundance of the very best agricultural and grazing lands, and with a class of citizens endowed with all the necessary qualifications to make life a success, is it any wonder that we prosper?





Arkansas City, Kas., March 28, 1880.

MR. EDITOR: As an expression of public sentiment regarding the recent removal of the post office appears to be in order, allow me the privilege, through your paper, to express my views on this would be all absorbing topic.

My opportunity for ascertaining the feeling of the patrons of the office relative to the change has been quite extensive, and right here I desire to say that the change has, to my certain knowledge, given general satisfaction, the reports of a few to the country notwithstanding.

While it is true there are a few of the citizens of town who have suffered a slight inconvenience by the removal, a much larger number are brought nearer thereby, and when you take into consideration the fact that the patrons of the post office are not confined solely to Arkansas City, it is preposterous to argue the point further. All admit the present building is much more desirable, the interior arrangements of the office more convenient and much neater than the other.

The present location was secured and fitted up expressly for the post office with an eye singular to that purpose, and to judge from general appearance no pains were spared to render it in every particular convenient for the public.

On the other hand, the office, as everyone who was cognizant with its former location, was not in a proper place by any means, being back in the rear end of a large mercantile house where the patrons of the office were compelled to seek their mail amid piles of merchandise, stacks of flour, bacon, and rows of barrels containing salt, molasses, coal oil, etc.

I do not make mention of this through any disparagement toward the Messrs. Schiffbauer as it was the right and privilege of these gentlemen to have and keep those articles on sale in their store, but to more fully illustrate the unfitness of the former location.

The present location is in every way more desirable, being but one block farther to the South, and as new sidewalks have been put down to the very door of the new office, I cannot for the life of me see wherein the public have been so injudiciously wronged. On the contrary, a universal expression of gratification is heard upon every hand.

R. M.


EDITOR TRAVELER: The ladies in town are generally expressing their views upon the removal of the post office and are delighted with the change. Hope that it will remain in its present locality for a long future.






A large brick building is soon to be erected on south Summit street.

The indications are that the fruit crop will be ample to supply the demand.

The Sabbath School at the Presbyterian church numbers eight-five members.

Dr. Leonard has built an addition to his office at his coal yard on Summit Street.

Mr. Searing is adding some neat and substantial improvements to his property on Main Street.

Our Street Commissioner has been engaged recently in grading Fifth Avenue and South Summit Street, and is doing good work.

Mr. S. P. Channell disposed of his household effects last Monday preparatory to starting for the mountains and mining regions of Colorado.

Mr. C. R. Mitchell left on the train yesterday morning for Topeka, where he goes as a delegate to the State Convention which convenes today.

The members of the Arkansas City Cornet Band are making good progress in their practicing, and will ere long be capable of producing first-class music.



The post office was moved to the corner of Summit Street and Fourth Avenue on Friday evening and is now in as neat and cozy a room as there is in the city.


Mr. A. A. Newman, after an absence of several weeks spent in the east purchasing a new stock of goods, was expected to arrive home on the one o'clock train this morning.


Owing to the disagreeable weather [high winds and clouds of dust for three successive days last week] the Neck-Tie Social held last Friday evening at Rev. McClung's was not largely attended. Those, however, who were present passed a very pleasant evening.


The Band boys took their instruments last Sunday morning and crossed over into the Territory to charm the dusky maidens with their dulcet sounds. The day was passed upon Chilocco Creek, in practicing, lunching, and having a good time in general, returning in the afternoon well satisfied with the recreation.


There will be a meeting in Dr. Reed's office in Arkansas City on Saturday, April 3rd [? not sure of date...garbled ?], to organize a Township Horticultural society. All persons interested are cordially invited to attend.


Mr. Leonard's office, one door north of the Post Office, will in addition to Mr. Leonard be occupied by Messrs. A. Walton and James Benedict, and will assume the familiar cognomen of "The Democratic Headquarters."


The Searing Mill at this place is undergoing some changes in machinery. A bolting cloth of much finer fabric than the old one is being put in, which will enable Mr. Searing to produce a very superior quality of flour.


Winfield was visited by a young cyclone on Thursday morning last, doing considerable damage to property and injuring a number of persons, none however severely except Mrs. Campbell, who was dangerously hurt.


Governor St. John visited Winfield last Friday and delivered two temperance lectures to large and attentive audiences in the afternoon and evening of Saturday. He took the Sunday morning train for Topeka.




At the suggestion of Mr. Maxwell, proprietor of the Walnut Valley nurseries near this city, we take pleasure in correcting a statement made last week that the budded peaches were most all killed. He tells us that but little of the fruit so far is injured.


No. 1 of Vol. 1 of the Mulvane Herald, Tell W. Walton, editor and proprietor, is on our table. This makes the fifth paper for Sumner county and still others are talked of. Go in Tell and win your laurels; you have a broad field before you, but give us some more positive evidence of the political complexion of the Herald.


The stuffed hide of a full grown panther was brought into town last week, and is now on exhibition at Houghton & Speers' store. The animal was killed on Red Rock, some fifty miles south of this place in the Territory, and measured a few inches less than eight feet in length. This is the second one that has been killed in that vicinity recently.


The wind blew a perfect gale on Friday night, doing some damage to city property. Mr. Stimpson's new livery barn on Fifth Avenue was blown down. The family was occupying the building temporarily, but luckily had become alarmed and taken refuge in Hoffmaster's Restaurant. The building was badly wrecked and the furniture broken.


The mail train on the A. T. & S. F., due here Thursday at 1:05, was delayed several hours by two accidents. The first occurred near Wichita, where the train ran into a couple of freight cars standing on a siding, damaging the engine, baggage, and mail car to some extent. The second accident occurred near Mulvane, where an axle gave way, causing another delay, the train not arriving here until 7:30 o'clock.


Ed. Horn returned Saturday from a trip to Wellington, and reports a severe hail storm in Sumner county on last Friday, doing extensive damage to window glass. He said hail the size of the bottom of an ordinary teacup fell in large quantities; that for a distance of ten miles along the road he passed buildings where the windows on the south side were broken out.




S. P. Channell has disposed of the most of his property in this section and will remove to Colorado. Mr. Channell is one of our oldest and best citizens as no country can boast of a more worthy man. During the long years he has resided in our midst, he and his family have endeared themselves to a large circle of the best society and wherever they go, friends will gather to them again. The people of this vicinity universally regret the departure of our fellow townsman.


The Post Office was moved on Friday night by a special order from the Department into the building on the corner of Summit Street and 3rd Avenue. [QUESTION: EARLIER THEY STATED CORNER OF SUMMIT STREET AND FOURTH AVENUE ???]

From the many complimentary remarks we hear on the subject, we are satisfied that the public are well pleased with the change, unless it may be a few who would like to control the location of the office for the purpose of influencing trade or the sale of town lots. The present locality is about three hundred and fifty feet south of the old one, on the same street, and the plea that is out of town, would, if believed, leave the impression on a stranger that we are citizens of a very diminutive city. The fact is that the mail at this office is largely made of correspondence from parties who reside beyond the corporate limits of this city, south, east, and west of us. As a new plank walk has been laid to the office, we hope that none will take the croup in exposure to the long walk for their mail.


The fat boys of the east side have the measels.


The TRAVELER office is now comfortably settled in its new quarters on South Summit street, where we will at all times be pleased to have our friends and the public drop in and see us. Having just received an invoice of new goods for the office, and will in a few days add to our job department a complete assortment of new type and other material, we can safely say that we can suit the most fastidious in any kind of plain or fancy work both in style and price.


A. S. Duncan, of Bolton township, exhibited in the TRAVELER office a few days since, parts of a species of water fowl foreign to our latitude. Its color was white, medium sized body, neck some two and a half feet in length, with a bill quite large and shaped like that of a goose. Its wings were some five feet from tip to tip, short legs with web feet measuring six inches in width. It was killed on Deer creek in the Territory.




Mayor Mitchell came into the post office yesterday and looking around upon the improvements that were made in the office, became so delighted that he poured forth the melody of his voice in the good old Methodist songs that he recalled in the long ago. The crowd gathered around and those who were unacquainted with his honor, inquired if he was that man Sankey they had read so much about?


Considerable excitement was created among our citizens last Saturday about noon, caused by the discovery of dense volumes of smoke arising from the river bottom just southwest of town. By some means a prairie fire had been started and as the wind was blowing almost a gale, was making fearful headway, sweeping everything before it. Luckily, however, there was but little material in its pathway to be consumed, and after burning to the road leading south, died out. Had the wind at that time set toward town, it would soon have laid the terminus in ashes, as it would have been utterly impossible to have checked its progress.


Elsewhere in this issue of the TRAVELER will be found the advertisement of S. Matlack. Our readers who desire to purchase any article in the mercantile or grocery line will find his stock complete and his prices reasonable. In Mr. Matlack they will find a straightforward, accommodating businessman, one who is not unmindful of the wants of his patrons. Though but a short time a resident of this place, Mr. Matlack has shown his appreciation of the country and city by erecting one of the finest business houses in Southern Kansas, which stands today as a memorial to his industry and enterprise.


Invites special attention to his opening of Spring and Summer Goods, embracing a large and well selected stock of


Bunting will be worn very much this season. It is light, cool, and handsome. We offer a nice quality in the fashionable colors. We have a lovely variety of both piece and trimmed Silks, and cannot fail to please our customers.

We have just added to our stock a full line of Ribbons, Velvets, and Fringes.

A nice assortment of Lisle Gloves and Hosiery, Silk Mitts, etc.



Hats, Caps & Straw Goods.

Have just received a large invoice of Straw Goods, embracing all the novelties of the season in Ladies Shades, Children's Fancy and Plain Hats.

Men's Serge Stiff Brim Hats, Macinaw, Panama, and all grades in cheap straw goods. I will just add that the P. B. H.'s will do well to call and look through my stock.


Boots and Shoes.

Our invoice of Spring Goods bought in Boston at low prices offers many attractions in Ladies French Kid Buttons and Side Lace, Cloth Buttons, and Newport Ties and Buckles.

Gents Low Quarters and Fine Shoes a Specialty.

Ladies and Children's Sandals, worn with embroidered Hose, is the correct thing for summer wear.



A full assortment of Staple and Fancy Groceries.

Will exchange Dry Goods and all kinds of Merchandise for Produce and pay highest Market Prices.





A Number One Town Lot, a short distance west of the depot, for sale cheap. Inquire at the TRAVELER office.


NOW IS THE TIME to get your fruit and shade trees, as I am going to close out this week. Delivery ground south of Speers & Houghton's Store.



MILLINERY. Mrs. E. Watson has just received a large and well select assortment of Millinery and Fancy Goods, which are now open for inspection. Among them may be found corsets, jabots, lace, ties, ruches, etc. A call is respectfully



FRESH LIME AT CRAWFORD & FRY' KILN. Three miles southeast of town.


IF YOU WANT to borrow Money at low interest, call on M. B. Vawter, Dentist, over McLaughlin's store.





An old paper that a tramp shook from around a dirty garment was picked up on the town site a day or two ago containing the correspondence of A. P. E. criticizing the course of the TRAVELER towards the people of Bolton Township, especially in publishing the report of that Love Feast a few weeks ago.

He has the egotism to think that any charge him as the author of the report, and, that if he can throw it on us he hopes to be able to show his petty spite by lying to the patrons of the TRAVELER. This is a game that he is well qualified by nature to play, as the people of both Cresswell and Bolton townships have reason to know.

That his sensitive nerves may feel no alarm for the welfare of the TRAVELER, the fact is fixed that several citizens of Bolton and three prominent men in town read the report of the Love Feast before we knew of its earthly existence.

We agree with our readers that the pen picture of the event was true to life except in the case of A. P. E., who carries a countenance for treachery that none but the wrath of the Almighty could mould, and hence the inability of man to give it even a shade of veracity. We have long been aware that this old fraud claimed to carry the vote of Bolton Township in his pocket, but at three elections he ran his hand into that pocket to deliver the vote of his township and invariably discovered that the pocket was out!

We rejoice to hear that, at last, he has climbed to the social importance of Rev. Banks and Brudder Andrews, but these notables declare it a slander, that they will never endure. Please go a little slow, A. P. E., or they may bring you into court. Finally, it would be a poor criterion of the intelligence of a people if they could be led by A. P. E., who has passed into dotage without being able to say that he ever did the first unselfish act for mortal man.






The proposed railroad from Arkansas City to Fort Smith meets with much favor from all quarters. The Kansas City Price Current has this to say regarding the right of way for the new road.

"One of the most important bills in Congress just now to this section is one asking the permission of the government, by a number of Boston and Kansas capitalists, to build a railroad from Arkansas City, Kansas, down the Arkansas river and through the Indian Nation to Fort Smith, Arkansas.

"There should be no hesitancy in passing this bill. It simply asks the right of way through the Indian country and power to condemn such lands as would be required for their road bed. In the States such power is easily enough obtained and the lands of farmers through which the proposed road passes is condemned with but little ado about it. But the red man, semi-savage, that pays no taxes, but obstructs the march of civilization, must be treated with more consideration, than the tax payers and supporters of the government. The Indians should be allowed the same privileges as the whites and protected in their rights, and that is all. This thing of having two policies, a white man's policy and an Indian policy, is dallying with State affairs in such a manner should never be tolerated by such a government as the United States and must lower us in the eyes of foreign nations."





A new photograph gallery in town.

Mr. Dunn is building an addition to his residence in town.

Yellow Bull of the Nez Perce tribe of Indians was in town on Monday.

Ed. Bird is building a cosy little dwelling on the east side of town.

Mr. Sipes has the foundation laid for an addition to his residence on the east side of town.

Mrs. Boon Hartsock has disposed of her choice stock of millinery to parties from Chicago.


BORN. On Monday, April 5th, to Mr. and Mrs. Bone Lewis, a son; weight 9 pounds, and every bit Bone--principally back Bone.


Mr. Ingersoll, the gentlemanly agent of the Santa Fe Co., and his accomplished wife, are nicely settled in housekeeping on the east side of town.


The friends of Judge Christian will be glad to learn that he has had his eyes operated upon and at latest accounts he was improving.


A splendid quality of Flagging Stone is being brought into town from the Rock Hill farm and the Territory, which is being used for sidewalks and other purposes by our citizens.


James Leonard, son of M. R. Leonard of this city, left for the mountains last Tuesday morning in search of fame and fortune. Jim leaves a host of friends here among his associates who very much regret his departure.




Rev. Fleming, formerly a resident of this city, who has been east quite a time for his health, will again take up his residence here about the third week in April. He will assume pastorial charge of the Presbyterian church of this place on his return.


Rev. A. H. Walter, formerly presiding Elder of this district, will in all probability receive an appointment as Chaplain in the regular army. Such an appointment would be a very good one and give general satisfaction among his numerous friends.


The L. L. & G. R. R. Co. have filed a charter and run a preliminary survey for a line from Oxford south to the State line. How is this, Bro. Kelly, won't this gut Caldwell, or is there nothing that disturbs the equilibrium of those cow



Last Saturday was a lively day in town and our merchants were generally busy with trade. At the TRAVELER office it was the banner day of the season for subscriptions and many of the citizens of Bolton township gave the TRAVELER a big boost.


Capt. Sivard, County Jailer, has reduced his business to a very systematic order, and there is no likelihood of any more jail deliveries. The Capt. is an attentive officer and is putting everything in apple pie order in and around the jail and courthouse square at Winfield.


The readers of the TRAVELER are to be treated to a weekly chapter of Andersonville prison life by an eye witness to the barbarity there perpetrated upon Union soldiers by the rebel authorities during the struggles of the rebellion, and which can be relied upon as true in every respect.


Rev. King, of the M. E. church, presiding Elder of this district, formerly of Parsons, Kansas, will in the future reside at Winfield, that being a more centered location and easy of access from surrounding points in the district. Rev. King is spoken of in highly commendatory terms by the press and the public.


A small detachment of soldiers under command of a corporal came in from Fort Reno last Monday, having in charge a man named McAlister, who is accused of violating the law in selling whiskey to Indians. Dept. Marshal Horn took charge of the prisoner pursuant to an examination before U. S. Commissioner.




A number of persons left this place and vicinity last Tuesday for Colorado. The mountain fever seems to have claimed a number of victims in and around this city, the larger portion of whom we fear will regret their exposure to its influences ere the season is passed; however, we wish them all success.


The Winfield Daily Telegram has been enlarged to a six column folio, and now contains the associate press dispatches, giving the news from all parts of the country up to the time of going to press. This is quite an advantage to the businessmen of Winfield, who should show their appreciation of this new enterprise by a liberal patronage of the Telegram.


Eph Marritt was around shaking hands with the boys Monday morning (having reluctantly bid adieu to the young ladies the evening before) preparatory to taking leave for the mountains. He took the morning train for Silver Cliff, Colorado, where he is accompanied by the best wishes of his many friends and acquaintances in this vicinity.


A number of improvements are being made over in Posey Valley, north of this place. Several new buildings have been erected during the past winter and this spring, and still others are building. A new store house will soon be completed, and it is reported that the Santa Fe intend putting in a station at some point in the valley.


SAD DEPARTURE. Today as we chronicle the departure of our worthy mayor and remember that his graceful form and melodious voice will no more promenade our streets or rend the air with dulcet notes, the briny tears start in swelling effusion. Having filled a place at the head of the city government with such dignity and impartiality, we grieve for his loss in the interests of the city, having filled a place socially that few will attain. Our society will miss him, but still with our best wishes for his future we say Bon voyage and commit to the care of "Buckskin Joe," who will be missed among us also, almost to the same extent. However, we leave it to George and Jim to take care of the two, and say to the four with the Poet (if any poet ever did say it): go and be happy.




The city election that was held on Monday resulted in the election of the Broad Gauge Ticket by about seventy majority. The polls opened with six or seven different tickets in the field, but the question of license or anti-license was lost in the resolution to select from among the best men in the city and work solely for their election. The People's Ticket, so called, was obnoxious to a large class of voters. It was thrown aside for the one selected by the TRAVELER office, known as the Broad Gauge Ticket, with the result as stated above.


The TRAVELER job office printed 3,000 tickets for the city election last Monday, and they were all used, and no repeating allowed either. Score another for the terminus.


The following is a list of letters remaining uncalled for in the post office at Arkansas City, Cowley county, Kansas, April 1st, 1880: Briant, Peter; Barnett, Pete; Barnett, J. W.; Butts, Samuel; Burnett, G. W. (2); Case, Henry Case; Caldwell, G. W. (5); Caldwell, James; Clark, Abraham; Dell, Allen B.; Darr, George W.; Francis, J. C.; Godfrey, B. P.; Godfrey, E. V.; Henderson, W.; Haslett, John R. (2); Hainey, Mrs. Jane; Hudson, Will; Hammond, Charles; Hargrove, T. L.; Johnson, E. D.; Lewis, J. W.; Lampreck, George; Morten, J. J.; Millis, W. J.; Millis,

W. O.; Markam, Frank; Matovel, Miss A.; Miller, Godfrey; Parrish, Thomas; Pruett, Miss Amanda; Rice, James T. (2); Small, George, Mrs.; Stanton, Rachel; Shackelford, J. C.; Strate [?], Wm. (2); Smith, Samuel; Truax, Wesley; Trobridge, J. W.; Trabeska, Nathaniel; Thornberry, W. W.; Weaver, Gustavus; Walless, William W.; Woodyard, Mrs. M. E.; Williams, Annie; Wood, M. W.; Woodbury, Miss N.

Persons calling for any of the above letters will please state that they were advertised.

N. B. HUGHES, Postmaster.






A correspondent of the Boston Herald, who recently visited the site of the prison at Andersonville writes as follows.

"Andersonville is the name of a station on the Southwestern Railroad, about sixty miles, or two hours ride, from Macon. It is nothing but a railroad station, and the only other thing beside the railroad which characterizes the spot is the immense Union Cemetery of some twenty acres, over which floats the star spangled banner.

"The cemetery is constructed on the spot where the prisoners were buried, and the trenches were dug with such precision and regularity that the soldiers were not generally disturbed, but allowed to remain as their comrades interred them, working under the watchful eyes and fixed bayonets of the Georgia home-guard.

"The cemetery is surrounded by a stout brick wall, with an iron gate, and is under the supervision of a superintendent, who lives on the grounds. It is a plain spot. There is not much attempt to ornament this city of our martyred dead. It would take a great deal of even such influences as plants and flowers possess to dispel the melancholy memories that haunt this hill in the pine woods of South Georgia.

"Southerns shun the spot, but the cemetery is much visited by Northern travelers, and the register in the Superintendent's lodge contains many strange inscriptions beside the names of visitors. One lady ask forgiveness of God for the murder of her brother, who sleeps in the cemetery. Sentiments of passionate denunciation are more frequent. Occasionally a man who was in the stockades turns up among the visitors. These men, whatever their natural temper, the Superintendent says, can almost be distinguished by the effects of fear, dread, and vivid recollections, which come comes back like a shock into their faces, as they again stand on the now quiet and sunlit scene of their war experiences.

"In the cemetery the ground is of a general level, and the graves of the known and unknown, properly separated, range in rows, closely laid, as far as the eye can reach.

"There are actually buried on this elevation 13,715 men. The soldier whose identity was preserved by his comrades is marked in his resting place by a white marble stone, rising eighteen inches above the level of the ground. A square marble

block with the word 'Unknown,' on it is repeated about one thousand times in the cemetery. There was no necessity for the contractor to swell his bill with mule bones in filling up this burial place. There were bones and millions of bones; bones ready at hand when he began his work to occupy him long after he was weary with it, and longer to see it done.

"The bodies of 14,000 men, who perished, not where death was neck and neck with life--on the battlefield--but in the comparative (?) security of prison walls.

"Part of the stockade is still standing. There were two rows of trees--one inside the other. The outer row has fallen down, save for a few posts here and there, but a large part of the inner wall still stands. Trees have grown up around the old pen, and a thick growth of underbrush now covers the site of the prison.

"No traces of the famous brook that ran through the stockade remain, nor of the wonderful wells."






An order has been made by the war department to remove all the cattlemen from the Territory. This will cause a great sacrifice of property as there are thousands of head of cattle herded there; though without warrant of law, an implied right has been recognized by the Government.

If the Cherokees have a lawful right to collect tax for grazing cattle on the outlet, then it follows that the Government has no authority for removing the cattlemen therefrom.

Our next proposition is that if the Government has jurisdiction over these lands, then it is clear that the Cherokees have no authority for collecting tax from the cattlemen.

If either view of the case is correct, then a wrong has been practiced by the opposite side.

We have heard this question argued by the ablest men in the Government and yet a division of opinion exists. Whatever controversy may spring from the question, the fact remains that the grass on millions of acres annually burns and goes to waste that could be of benefit in pasturing herds and bringing wealth to the country.

If the Government takes the view that the proper way to restrain people from settling in the Territory is to drive all classes therefrom, then in justice to citizens along the line who own herds that graze in the Territory this order should not apply, as these people do not pretend to make settlement on that "sacred soil." The order simply disputes the rights of the Cherokees to collect a tax while it provides no protection to the cattlemen who have paid a tax.







The TRAVELER has persistently advocated the right of way through the Indian Territory for railway connection with the south.

We were the first to bring this subject before the public as of material advantage to our city and the State at large, and we have no reason to regret such a step, although our course was criticized by some of our leading citizens as one which would retard and injure the growth and prosperity of our city.

To show the feeling and interest manifested at other points in this enterprise, we publish the subjoined report of a meeting recently held in Fort Smith, Arkansas, taken from the Elevator.

"The railroad meeting on Tuesday night was composed mostly of representative men, and the business was conducted in order and to the point. The object being to get an expression of the views of our people as to the right of way through the Indian country to Arkansas City, Kansas, and to ask our Representatives and Senators to use their utmost endeavors to have a bill passed to change the present status of the Indian in the territory composing the five tribes west of Arkansas, etc.

"Col. Fishback called the meeting to order and briefly stated its object. Major J. H. McClure was called on to preside, and Mr. S. A. Williams selected to act as Secretary. Col. Fishback was called on and addressed the meeting in his usual eloquent and forcible style. He gave all the information that he had been able to gather as to the proposed road and read a copy of the bill introduced in the U. S. Senate, by Senator Harris, of Tennessee, and now pending before that body; after concluding his remarks, the Colonel introduced the following resolutions.

"Whereas, the vast grain and food-producing regions of Kansas need an outlet to the cotton producing regions of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, while our coal, lumber, and early fruit need an outlet to Kansas; and,

"Whereas the Government of the United States claims the right to eminent domain over all its Territories, when a white man's property interests conflict with the public good, and there is no apparent reason why the Indians should be the only inhabitants of the country whose supposed interests are superior to this right of the Government; therefore

"Resolved 1st, That we make no unjust request of the Government in asking that it allow those Railroads which seek to connect these two regions by rail a right of way across the Indian Territory.

"Resolved 2nd, That our Senators and Representatives be requested to vote for the Bill introduced by Senator Harris to grant a right of way across the Indian Territory to the 'Arkansas City and Fort Smith Railway.'

"And Col. John C. Wheeler introduced the following


"Whereas, The Government of the United States owes it to the Indians inhabiting the Territory west of us to civilize them; and,

"Whereas, In its experience with the Choctaws, it has had a fair trial of both policies--that of mixing them with the whites and that of segregation; and,

"Whereas, The Choctaw Indians, while living in Mississippi, subject to its laws, intermingling with the whites, and surrounded by their example and influence, were prosperous and happy, and were making rapid strides toward civilization, but upon being removed to their present location and segregated, they have retrograded and are still retrograding; and,

"Whereas, The Cherokees, instead of advancing in civilization, are using the means furnished by the U. S. Government, for the education of their youth, in keeping a few officials in Washington, and in prejudicing the full-blood part of the people against all civilizing agencies; and,

"Whereas, History does not furnish an instance of a people becoming civilized by living in a state of exclusiveness, and common sense furnishes no reason why it should be expected; and,

"Whereas, It is believed that a large majority of the Indians in this Territory, who have intelligence to appreciate their interests, are in favor of dividing their lands in

severalty and opening their country to immigration and civilization, but dare not speak out in a community where half a dozen desperadoes are enabled to terrorize an entire community, especially, when urged by those who administer the farce of their local law, and who flourish upon the present condition of affairs; therefore,

"Resolved, That it is the duty of the Government as guardian of these Indians to cut off all railroad claims, make them citizens, and divide their lands to them in severalty.

"Resolved, That our Senators and Representatives be

requested to vote for any bill looking to this end.

"Resolved, That the Fort Smith papers be requested to publish.

"On motion of Col. Clendenning the resolutions as read were unanimously adopted amid vociferous applause, and on further motion, it was resolved that the Secretary furnish an engrossed copy of the resolutions."






The Supervising Architect has passed favorably upon the Cowley county stone. It is to be used in the Government buildings at Topeka. This opens up a new industry in our county. Several carloads of flagging have been shipped to Kansas City to be used for sidewalks.


The C. S. & Ft. S., and A. K. & W., roads are both pushing rapidly towards the State line. The objective point of the former is Caldwell, while the latter, from the best information we can obtain will strike the line of the Territory nearly midway between this city and Caldwell, on section sixteen, township thirty-four, range one east. The main object in view, apparently, with both roads, is to control the Texas cattle trade, and no doubt there will be a lively competition spring up between the two companies. But as the former will have the advantage of two shipping points, one at this place, and the other at Caldwell, it is evident that it will at least receive its share.


General Hatch has had an engagement with 300 Mescalero Apache Indians at San Andreas Mountains. Capt. Carroll and seven soldiers were severely wounded. A large amount of stock was captured from the Indians.


We see by the Wichita Eagle that Lee Nixon has fowarded to Senator Plumb a petition containing twelve hundred and fifty-two signatures of property holders of the Arkansas Valley, asking for an appropriation for the improvement of the Arkansas river in conformity with the recommendations of McKown, the United States engineer who made a survey of the river under Ryan's bill. Mr. Nixon is a firm believer in the feasibility of the enterprise and has spent no little time and money in keeping the matter before the people.


In order to unite the interests of its various extensions with the main line, the A. T. & S. F. Railroad Company has authorized its President to offer eleven shares of its Capital Stock in exchange for fourteen shares of the Capital Stock of the New Mexico and Southern Pacific.





Farmers are rushing their corn planting.

Mr. Sipes' little son is quite sick with measles.

Mr. Godfrey is building a tenant-house on Leonard's


O. P. Houghton at the Green Front is doing a rushing


Ice was formed on Thursday night last but fruit is not killed yet.

Miss Maggie Mitchell is teaching the school in the Holland District.

Mr. Hoffmaster is having a well bored in the rear of the Star Restaurant.

Deputy U. S. Marshal Horn is out in the Southwest on official business.

Three spring wagons and harness for sale cheap. Inquire at this office.

The banks of the Walnut and Arkansas Rivers are lined with fishing parties.

We are glad to see Cap Nipp on the street again, after his long spell of sickness.

Mr. Combs has advertised to sell a large amount of personal property on the 24th inst.

Agent Whiting and son passed through this city last Thursday enroute for the Ponca Agency.

Last week a little boy of Mr. Howie fell from the loft of a Livery Barn and was badly injured.

Blakeney has disposed of his interest in the Grocery house of Mantor & Blakeney to his partner.

Al Pruden's mother-in-law received through the Post Office at this place $5,700 back pension.

Will Peed has taken his departure for Santa Fe. Will has resided here for several years, is a good workman, and has many friends.




Daniels and Harry have moved their Picture Gallery across the street into the room formerly occupied by Channell and Thompson.


Cunningham, the West Side Agriculture Machinery Merchant, has built a new office in the rear of Daniels and Harry's Picture Gallery.


The ferry west of town at the present stage of the river has assumed more the shape of a bridge than a boat, since it spans the channel from shore to shore.


Mr. Bishop is beautifying his yard by grading and seeding to blue grass. He will have one of the most beautiful places in town.


The Stimpson livery stable, west of the Star Restaurant, which was blown down some weeks since, is now being rebuilt in a more substantial manner.


An extra through freight left this city yesterday morning at 5 o'clock for Kansas City. Messrs. Nickols & Cox shipped three carloads of hogs by this train.


Mr. D. S. Rose, the north end Hardware merchant is, we are sorry to learn, about to quit the terminus to take up his residence in Winfield. He is now offering his entire stock of goods at cost.


A number of families in east Cresswell and Silverdale expect to start in a few days to see the sights in Colorado. They go by private conveyance and will necessarily require several weeks for the trip.


Troup and Lemmon, of Winfield, have formed a partnership in the practice of law.


Charlie Coombs came over from Caldwell last Saturday to see the folks. Charlie has not as favorable an opinion of Caldwell, morally and socially, as he has of the terminus. He will not return to Caldwell.


Cowley county is soon to have another paper. This time it is D. O. McCray, of the Douglass New Enterprise, and Burden is the lucky place. The town company is building him an office and he is to move over this week.




Dr. Dobbyns' sister arrived last week from Indianapolis, and intends to remain here the coming season. Miss Dobbyns gives instruction on the piano and those who desire her services can ascertain her terms by consulting the Dr.


Mr. William Coombs and family are making arrangements to go by private conveyance to California. This is a long route to travel with teams though thousands have gone that way before, without any loss of health or enjoyment.


We are informed by Mrs. Christian that the operation on the Judge's eyes for the removal of cataract has resulted in the restoration of his sight. He is now in the hospital at Pittsburg [? Pittsburgh ?], but his early return to this place is expected.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 14, 1880.

Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry have a new ad. in the TRAVELER. These gentlemen, as previously announced, have a brand new stock of goods, in a brand new building, and have adopted brand new prices--low down. Go and see them.


The New Drug Store is completed and we will be pleased to keep our old customers with us again. We have, without doubt, the most complete stock of


in the County. Our Goods are New, and selected carefully, and we are prepared to guarantee them. Call and see us and if there is anything you are in need of, we shall be pleased to supply you. We have a large stock of the following Goods:








If you desire anything in the Machinery line, you would do well to call on Cunningham before purchasing. He has a complete assortment of Agricultural implements at his yards South of Phillips' Grocery Store. See his ad. in this issue.


Consult your own interests and buy of


He sells the Goods that you have all tried and know to be good. Don't let any Agents persuade you to buy anything else but what you know to be all right.

Buy the











You can depend on




The Messrs. McLaughlin have removed into their new store building in the stone block where they have a neat and spacious room for business. Call and see them at their new stand in the Stone Block. Elsewhere will be found their new ad.


Have Removed to the Stouth Room in the New Stone Block, Four doors North of their Old Place.


Mr. Smalley left his team standing harnessed to the wagon near the depot last Monday. The cars came along, the horses took fright, and ran away. They were caught in front of the city hotel after up-ending someone who tried to stop them on south Summit street. No damage sustained.


E. C. Manning has returned to Winfield from New Mexico.


Mr. Stubbs of the Kaw Agency returned from Washington last Monday.




S. P. Channell and family left on the train this morning for Colorado Springs, Colorado.


A large flock of sheep passed through this place last Monday, headed toward the Territory.


The Postal laws require persons having boxes at the Post Office to make prompt payment for rent; and in default, to place their mail in General Delivery.


D. S. Rose, the North end hardware man, is out with a new ad this week. If our readers desire to purchase anything in his line, would do well to call on Mr. Rose, as he will sell at cost for the next few days.


D. S. Rose offers his entire Stock of Goods for eight days only AT COST Preparatory to moving to Winfield where I would be pleased to see all our friends.

Arkansas City, April 10, 1880.


The professional card of Henry E. Asp, of Winfield, will be found in this issue. Henry is one of the rising young attorneys of this county, and is destined to reach high up on the ladder of fame. Business entrusted to his care will be placed in good hands.


Attorney At Law



Mrs. W. M. Henderson has opened up a fine display of Millinery Goods at Mrs. Hartsock's old stand, where she will be pleased to wait upon the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity, at any time, especially at the regular opening of her store on next Saturday, the 17th inst. Mrs. Henderson has an ad. in the TRAVELER this week to which the attention of our readers is called.


Mrs. W. M. Henderson, late of Chicago, wishes to announce to the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity that she has now on hand a stock of fine


Embracing the latest Novelties of the season. Call and see me at Mrs. D. B. Hardsock's old stand.


Done to order. Feathers recurled, etc. Particular attention invited to my opening next Saturday, April 17th, 1880.






The TRAVELER will hereafter appear under the auspices of other parties, having this day sold the same. During the period that I have published the TRAVELER it has been the means of bringing a good immigration into the town and country while it has received the benefit of a good circulation. All debts due the TRAVELER on subscription to the amount of one dollar and over are due and payable to me, while amounts for subscription less than one dollar will be due my successor.






A petition was signed by a large number of stock men of Kansas City last week and forwarded to Senator Vest, at Washington City, protesting against the removal of stock from the Territory, and asking him in connection with Senator Plumb to take such steps as may be necessary to prevent the issuing and carrying into effect of such an order. General Pope stated to Mr. Oaks, General Superintendent of the Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Gulf road, that he knew nothing of such an order and did not think one was to be issued.





DIED. Mrs. Arnett, residing on Bitter Creek, died from cancer last week.


McLaughlin Bros. are putting in a large wagon scale in front of their new store building.


Judge Brush, formerly of our City, has been east for his family and is now a resident of Winfield.


The pay car of the A. T. & S. F. came down to the terminus last Thursday and the railroad boys are happy.


Shepard & Maxwell have moved their drugs into the building formerly occupied by Loomis & Holloway.




The TRAVELER office has a brand new sign. It is a regular daisy and Garrett & Stevens were the painters.


Mr. Bishop's new brick building on the west side of town had a chimney blown off by the wind last Sunday.


The Arkansas Valley Editorial Association met at Winfield last Saturday. About 100 representative members were in



The District School treasurers of this County drew from taxes, State and County fund for the School year ending August, 1879, the sum of $27,984.


James Ridenour has removed his stock of jewelry into the

P. O. building, where he can be found ready to seel you anything in his line at very low prices.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 21

Sheriff Shenneman has an efficient Deputy in the person of his pleasant little wife, who assists him in the collection of delinquent taxes, giving receipts, etc.


Mr. Rose and clerks were kept very busy last Saturday in supplying the many applicants who took advantage of his liberal offer to secure goods at low prices.


Mr. Haywood has cribbed in this City about 13,000 bushels of corn, which, if crops should be short this season, would net him a handsome little pile of the needful.


A stable in the Northwest part of town was blown down by the wind last Sunday morning. It contained at the time several head of stock, some of which were injured.


Mr. Ward, who formerly resided here, after an absence of three years, during which time he took in a greater portion of Colorado and New Mexico, returned to Arkansas City last week well convinced of the fact that there is no country west of this that will compare favorably with our own beautiful Southern Kansas.


Deputy Marshal Horn has returned from Medicine Lodge and vicinity and reports no rain in that country for twelve months, and yet he says growing crops look well.




Twelve hundred glasses of foaming, sparking, soda water were gratuitously placed before twelve hundred thirsty applicants at the counter of the Central Drug Store last Saturday.


Hon. W. P. Hackney has received an invitation to attend the National Convention at Chicago, in the interest of General Grant, and has signified his acceptance if not prevented by professional duties.


At a railroad meeting held in Caldwell on the 15th inst., the citizens subscribed $1,100 in money, 280 acres of land, and 919 town lots as an inducement to secure the branch road of the Southern Kansas and Western railroad.


DEAD. On last Thursday evening during the storm, a Mr. Edwards, living on the head of Dutch Creek in this County, was killed by lightning together with two yoke of steers, while he was plowing. He leaves a wife and several children in almost destitute circumstances.


There will be a meeting in Dr. Reed's office, Arkansas City, Saturday, April 24th, at 2 o'clock p.m., to complete the organization of the Creswell Township Horticultural Society. All persons who feel an interest in that important branch of our County products are cordially invited to be present.


Eph. Merritt does not write very flattering news from Silver Cliff, Colorado. His advice to those who contemplate emigrating westward is to remain where you are if making a living. In writing to his brother at this place, he says: "I paid one dollar for a codfish for dinner; don't know what I will have for supper."


At the annual meeting of the Walnut Valley District Fair Association, the following named persons were elected as officers for the ensuing year:

President, Hon. E. P. Kinne; vice-president, Hon. J. W. Millspaugh; treasurer, J. L. Horning "76;" secretary, E. E. Bacon; general superintendent, Hon. W. J. Hodges; chief of police, John C. Roberts; Directors, Hon. A. A. Wiley, Hon. R. F. Burden, Hon. S. R. Marsh, Hon. W. W. Limbocker, Hon. P. B. Lee.

EUGENE E. BACON, Secretary.




Carpenters are at work replacing the awning in front of Newman's building.


We regret to say most of the fruit is killed, the late frosts did the work.


Mrs. Berkey of Winfield spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Judge Christian.


The wind on last Saturday night blew down the barn of Mr. Godfrey of the Fifth Avenue bakery.


Mr. Knight of Winfield was down looking over his old tramping grounds Friday and he is always welcome.


Mr. Gibby starts to the mountains of Colorado soon. We hope he will return with a good supply of the yellow boys.


C. M. Scott has returned from his eastern trip, looking as if they had treated him well. He says Kansas is the place after all and Arkansas City the Hub.


Will Passmore, up the Arkansas, while away from home Sunday during the blow, had one of his cows killed by a large tree blowing up on her while fastened to a little bush.


Mr. Mitchell is giving his attention to improving his property at Salt City, which he expects to have in readiness for the accommodation of a large number of guests who will visit those wonderful, health-restoring springs during the season.



Last Sunday was a day long to be remembered by the citizens of Arkansas City. The morning promised a nice day, but soon the wind began to blow at a lively rate from the south and by noon had almost reached a gale, changing to the west. Its fury did not abate until near sundown, when it changed around to the north and became more calm.

In looking over the damage done, we find it extends pretty well over the City. During the entire day the air was dense with flying sand and dust.

The awning in front of the Newman building and Schiffbauer Bros. store was blown to pieces; and in falling, broke five of the large plate glass in the front, which cost $15 each, beside the glass in the door.

A dwelling in the northeast of town was unroofed. A shed in the rear of Brooks livery barn was lifted over into the street and demolished. A flying board came in contact with a window in the City Hotel, which was crushed to atoms. The rafters on Lafe McLaughlin's new residence at the west end of Fourth Avenue, were badly carened. A shade tree on north Summit street was twisted off and landed out in the street. The loose lumber at the lumber yards was picked up by the wind and promisculously scattered around. Numerous outbuildings were decapitated, upset, or otherwise more or less damaged. Many of the buildings in town were shaken to such a degree as to seriously alarm the occupants, and not a few were hastily propped against impending danger.

Take it all in all, Sunday can be put down as a windy day, and one it is to be hoped the like of which may not again soon visit Southern Kansas.





REAL ESTATE FOR SALE. The following property will be for sale till Saturday evening the 24th inst.

My home place 3/4 of a mile northwest of Arkansas City, consisting of ten acres. Good brick dwelling, Stable, Hennery, Carriage House, etc. Five hundred bearing peach trees, 80 apple trees, and every variety of small fruits in abundance. Also ten acres of cultivated land adjoining the above. Also 40 acres of timber land on the Walnut near Newman's mill. A bargain is offered in the above property. Inquire at my residence.












As stated last week, this issue of the TRAVELER appears under new management, and in this connection a few remarks with reference to the causes which led to this change will not be out of place. At the request of a large number of the citizens of Arkansas City, we had resolved to commence the publication of a new paper, to be called the Arkansas City Republican, and for that purpose purchased and set up a press and other material in the room now occupied by the TRAVELER.

The late publisher of the TRAVELER having signified his willingness to dispose of that property, and we, from our old-time connection therewith, deeeming that as publishers of the TRAVELER we could do better and more work, both for our patrons and ourselves, than by commencing the publication of a third paper in the city, entertained his proposition and negotiations were commenced which resulted in our giving up the Republican enterprise and purchasing the Arkansas City TRAVELER, which will hereafter be published by us at the old office in the basement of Newman's brick.

The politics of the paper will remain, as ever, staunch Republican, while editorially it will be our aim and constant endeavor to render its columns spicy and entertaining, replete with the latest local and foreign news, and ever to work for the welfare of our patrons, Arkansas City and vicinity in particular, and Cowley county in general.

In this course we hope to merit a continuance of the patronage now enjoyed by the TRAVELER; and to so largely increase the same that we may be enabled ere long to enlarge to an eight-column paper, which we think the present site and importance of our town and the excellent and populous country contiguous thereto will fully warrant. Asking our many friends to extend us their patronage and assist us in placing the TRAVELER upon its old footing in the county, we respectfully subscribe ourselves.






A CARD. We would respectfully inform our many patrons that having taken advantage of the recent cut in freights to lay in one of the largest and best stocks of groceries, hardware, etc., ever brought to this point, we are now prepared to offer better inducements to those needing goods in our line than ever before. An inspection of our stock and prices is solicited before purchasing elsewhere. Thanking our patrons for past favors and hoping for a continuance of the same, we are respectfully yours


P.S. Remember you will no longer be "embarrassed" by the

presence of the Post Office in our store.






Entitled an Ordinance relating to liquor license and to amend Ordinance 54.

Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Councilmen of the city of Arkansas City.

SECTION 1. No person shall keep a saloon, or place where malt or spirituous liquors are sold in any quantity without having first obtained a license for that purpose; and any person violating the provisions of this ordinance, upon conviction, shall be fined in a sum not less than twenty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, for each offence.

SECTION 2. An annual tax of Three Hundred Dollars shall be levied and collected from each person or firm owning or conducting any saloon, dram shop, or place where malt or spirituous liquors are sold, on the first day of May of each year, or when such person or firm commence business; provided, that when they shall make application after the last day of May of each year they shall only pay in proportion to the fractional part of the year, but in no case shall any deduction be made for the fractional part of a calendar month.

SECTION 3. All persons owning or conducting any saloon, dram shop, or place where malt or spirituous liquors are sold, shall in addition to the requirements of this Ordinance, comply in respects with the provision of an act entitled "An Act to restrain dram shops and taverns, and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors," approved March 3, A. D. 1868, of the general statutes of the State of Kansas, and any person violating any of the provisions of said act, or of this Ordinance, shall upon conviction thereof, when not otherwise specially provided for, be fined in a sum not less One Dollar nor more than One Hundred Dollars.

SECTION 4. All Ordinances or part or parts of Ordinances conflicting with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 5. That Ordinance number seventy-eight (78) shall be in force on and after its publication once in the Arkansas City TRAVELER, and Arkansas Valley Democrat.

Approved April 22nd, 1880.

A. J. CHAPEL, Mayor.

Attest: I. H. BONSALL, City Clerk.

Published April 28th, 1880.






General repairing done, and satisfaction guaranteed. Shop on Central Ave., west of Summit St., Arkansas City.



Will Make, Mend, or Cut Men's Wear in the most modern and approved styles. Shop in the Mitchell building, on Summit Street.


The best Livery Barn in the city for sale. Also a good dwelling house and two lots for sale in a desirable part of the city. Inquire of




Has Removed to First Door


Schiffbauer Bro.




A. A. NEWMAN & CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Notions, Carpets.

We would respectfully announce to the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity that we have now opened and are receiving the largest and most complete stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, and Notions ever brought to this market. It is our hope that, by strict attention to business, fair dealing and lowest prices, we shall merit and obtain a liberal share of your patronage.

Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago prices duplicated.

Thanking you for past favors, we are, very respectfully, yours,







One to five-year loans with good real estate security negotiated at from 8 to 12 per cent and small commission.

Deeds and Mortages

Made and acknowledged.




Bear in mind that you can buy Hardware, Farming Tools, Agricultural Implements, Groceries, Flour, Feed, etc., cheaper at Schiffbauer Bros. than of any firm south of Wichita.


and examine our stock of Cutlery, Revolvers, and General Merchandise. If you need anything in our line don't fail to give us a call,


we will guarantee satisfaction in all cases. We are prepared to sell you Hardware cheaper than ever before, and don't you forget it; but try us and you will




A Bonanza



has just opened a new and fine assortment of GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS in the Benedict building. Also a complete stock of FLOUR AND FEED.

Having obtained my goods during the recent cut in freights, I can give the best of bargains. Thanking my friends for past favors, I would respectfully solicit a continuance of the same.












J. N. WILLIAMS, Prop'r.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Terms, $1 per day. MEALS TO GENTS.

This house has been newly furnished and fitted up in good style.




Pays special attention to Carriage and Wagon Repairing, Machine repairs and general







The readers of the TRAVELER are requested to withhold their judgment for two or three weeks as to the contents and typographical appearance of the paper. Our reasons for making this apology are that it is morally impossible to put it in any kind of good shape in less time, but all may rest assured that no effort will be spared by us to make the TRAVELER in the future, as in the past, a power in the land. EDS.


Noble Wintin left for Colorado last Wednesday morning.


Notice the change in Mrs. Henderson's advertisement.


Mrs. W. M. Henderson, late of Chicago, wishes to announce to the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity that she has now on hand a stock of fine MILLINERY GOODS, Embracing the latest Novelities of the season. Call and see me at Mrs. D. B. Hartsock's old stand. BLEACHING & PRESSING Done to order, Feathers recurled, etc. Embroidery and stamping done to order.

Will visit Salt City every Tuesday afternoon, commencing May 4, with a stock of ready trimmed hats.


Mrs. Swickard, nee Jennie Pruitt, left for Jacksonville, Illinois, last week.




C. M. Scott has a pedometer. He claims it is a good thing to have in the family.


Major Whiting of Ponca Agency has been in town for several days on business connected with his agency.


Messrs. Shepard & Maxwell and Kellogg & Mowry are making preparations to put down a stone sidewalk in front of their respective stores.


Capt. C. M. Scott left the City for the western part of the State last Friday morning on business connected with the discharge of his official duties.


Mrs. Hutchins, of Winterset, Iowa, a sister of Mrs. T. C. Bird, who has been visiting her relatives for several weeks, returned to her home last Wednesday.


We are informed that Dr. Hughes is about to resume the practice of medicine. The Dr. is too well known as a physician to need any recommendation by our hands.


We had the pleasure of meeting with our old friend, J. H. Sherburne, of Ponca Agency last week, who with his wife spent several days in the city visiting relatives and friends.


Stacey Matlack's brick is rapidly approaching completion. A stone walk will be laid on the front and north side of the building, which will then present an elegant appearance.


The council decided at their last meeting to rent the second story of the Benedict building for council rooms and the office of the Police Judge, paying therefore ten [? figure obscured ?] dollars per month.


Clarence E. Harris, for several years a typo on this paper, took his departure for Colorado yesterday. Clarence is a good boy and his many friends and companions wish him success.


McLaughlin Bros. have laid a stone walk and erected an awning in front of their store, thereby adding much to the appearance of the same. These gentlemen are also putting in a new Fairbanks scale.




BIRTHS [???]. The gossips of the port bring us news this week of increased immigration into Bolton township. The agents in this line are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Baird and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mercer. The papas and mammas are proud of the dear little boys, who reported themselves for duty on board the ship of life last Wednesday.


We are pleased to note the return to this place of Mr. D. Bell, late of Waterloo, Iowa. Mr. Bell purchased the Deming farm some time since and from this time forth will, with his family, reside thereon.


We call attention to the new "ad" in this issue of Ridenour & Thompson, dealers in watches, clocks, cigars, stationery, etc., who may be found in their new room at the Post Office. Give them a call.





Rudolph Hoffmaster has rented the Star Restaurant to Mrs. Finney, who will carry on the business henceforth. Mr. Hoffmaster and family have removed to the Salt Springs and are now in charge of the Newman & Mitchell bath rooms at that place.



Silas Parker, who has resided in the City for the past four years, left for Colorado on Monday last. He leaves in the hope that his wife's health may be benefitted by the change.


Early Monday morning we noticed a brand-new sign glistening on the topmost pinnacle of Kellogg & Mowry's new drug store. It was constructed by Scott, is an elegant piece of workmanship, and will doubtless be the means of guiding many persons to the drug emporium of the old and reliable firm.


The sale of household goods at the residence of Wm. Coombs on Saturday last was well attended and everything, we are informed, was sold off at satisfactory prices. Mr. Coombs and family started yesterday for California, where he goes in the hope that his health, which has been very poor for some time past, may be benefitted by the change of climate.




Mr. Blakeney having withdrawn from the firm of Mantor & Blakeney, does not intend leaving us, but will soon open up in the grocery business for himself. He has ordered an entirely fresh stock from Kansas City, and with the advantage of the recent cut in freights, he claims he can and will give good bargains. He can be found in the Benedict building, corner of Summit street and Central Avenue.


Miss Dobyns, sister of our townsman, Dr. Dobyns, who lately came here with the intention of giving music lessons, both vocal and instrumental, has, we are glad to state, every prospect for success. A number of our young people have been seized with a desire to excell in that accomplishment. Her terms are quite reasonable, and with her thorough knowledge of music, we bespeak for her a profitable sojourn with us.


Life's chequered path is full of woe

'And perils beset us wherever we go.

The above is apropos of an adventure which befell a party of ladies and gentlemen from this this city who were enjoying a picnic in the immediate vicinity of the sanatarium and baths recently built by Newman & Mitchell on the borders of that modern Siloam--Salt Springs. The dramatis personae at this matinee were Mrs. Hutchins, of Iowa, Mrs. Bonsall, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Bird, and several visitors from Ohio, who one and all did themselves very much proud by the manner in which they rendered their respective parts of this serio-comic escapade.

All were comfortable seated around the orthodox picnic board and reveling in the natural beauties of this classic spot, yet no so absorbed as to prevent them enjoying the goodly comestibles, which were rapidly disappearing before appetites sharpened by a three hours' ride in a Kansas zephyr.

Suddenly their affrighted gaze beheld a cloud of inky blackness, here and there rent by forked tongues of flame, which rushing forward with frightful velocity seemed to hiss and crackle in anticipation of the holocaust about to be offered up. The wildest confusion ensued; gentlemen rushed frantically to the rescue of their teams, while the ladies grabbed promiscuously for queensware and rent the air with shrieks of dire distress. 'Tis always darkest just before dawn, and so in this case, when hope had almost fled and the inevitable was about to be accepted, the raging element sprang towards its prey, but the grass gave out and it sank to rise no more.

Lunch was resumed and each one admitted that collectively there had been somewhat of a scare but insisted that individually it required something more than an ordinary prairie fire to make them start.






The new City Council met and organized on Monday, April 19. Present: Dr. Chapel, Mayor; James Benedict, S. Matlack, M. Rexford, Dr. H. D. Kellogg, and Charles Parker, Councilmen.

The following committees were appointed.

Finance: J. Benedict, S. Matlack, and M. Rexford.

Public Improvements: Stacey Matlack, Dr. Kellogg, and Charles Parker.

Ordinances: Dr. Kellogg, S. Matlack, and J. Benedict.

Ways and Means: James Benedict, M. Rexford, and Dr.


Adjourned to meet Thursday, April 22.

Thursday, April 22. Council met as adjourned with the full Board in attendance. The raising of the license for saloons to $300 was the only business of importance transacted.




The good people of East Creswell, we understand, will have a grand fishing party next Saturday, commencing at Harmon's ford and fishing up the Walnut. A general invitation and welcome is extended to all lovers of such sport to join them in having a jolly time. The heads of families are hereby gently reminded that they will be expected to bring enough provender to satisfy their appetites as well as the gnawing sensations peculiar to the vitals of the younger portion of the multitude, who are not yet sufficiently initiated into the mysteries of housekeeping to look out for "themselves."


NORTH POLISH. A fountain of joy for the solace of suffering humanity during the prospective heated term, and the dispensing of soda water and other arctic refreshments was started last week by Shepard & Maxwell at their new store north of Schiffbauer's grocery. The weather being warm and the sweetened wind being dished out gratis, it is needless to remark that business was real lively for awhile. The fountain is of very elegant design and perfect in all its appointments and speaks well for the taste and enterprise of this firm.




The school library at this place now numbers about 120 volumes, and is steadily increasing. The selections and donations have been uniformly interesting and valuable works, whose wholesome food will strengthen the minds of our school-going population for many years to come. This library is the result of the labors of Mr. Sylvester and the pupils under his immediate care, and speaks highly of their enterprise and perseverance. It is open to the public one hour every Friday afternoon, the small sum of ten cents securing a book for one week. If any of our readers have a good book, and wish to do a lasting good deed, let them donate what they can to the Arkansas City High School.


Mr. S. E. Maxwell, our well known nursery man, informs us that fruit generally east of the Walnut is all right. He says he has made a point of investigating this matter; and consequently, knows whereof he speaks. Peaches, apples, plums, etc., will from present appearance be plentiful this fall. From other parts of the county we hear conflicting reports, which incline us to think there is yet hope for a fair fruit season in this section of Cowley at least.


HORSE STOLEN. Last Sunday night a large bay horse, the property of Jack Martin, was stolen from his stable, and although several parties started out on Monday in search of the animal, no trace of either thief or horse has yet been discovered.


The old stand of the Central drug store is being thoroughly renovated, and will in the course of a few days be opened by Messrs. Humphrey & Co. as a confectionery and ice cream saloon.









A Bargain.

We have 160 acres of choice, well improved land for sale.



"Down with the dust."

Cash in hand and low prices is the motive power that makes things lively at



A Notice Worth Reading.

On and after May 1st, S. J. Mantor will be found at the store vacated by McLaughlin Bros. His numerous friends and customers will make a note of this, as he has a rich treat in store for them, in Choice Groceries at the lowest living rates.


LOST: The gloves left in the wagon to which the horse was tied, at Mr. Coomb's sale, Saturday. Please leave them at the Post Office.


500,000 Sweet Potato Plants for sale. All orders filled promptly. C. M. SWARTS.


Stoves and Tinware. Messrs. Howard, Rexford & Howard desire to inform the Public that they intend to keep in stock a full line of the above goods and will be prepared to fill all orders in about three weeks.


Jet Beads and bead necklaces at MATLACK'S.


I HAVE bought the entire interest of Wm. Blakeney, of the firm of Mantor & Blakeney. All accounts due the firm are to be paid to me. Please pay prompt as short settlements make long friends. Thanking you for past patronage, I can assure you I will furnish you groceries as cheap as the cheapest.



A CAR Of Fine Lake Salt at $3, 10 per barrel, at McLaughlin Bros.




TRAVELER, MAY 5, 1880.

An Indian in Omaha has brought a suit for damages to the tune of $6,000 against the Registrar of that city for refusing to register his name as a voter. He alleges that more than a year previous to the grievance complained of he had severed his tribal relations and surrendered himself to the jurisdiction of the United States, and avers that under the fourteenth amendment to the constitution of the United States he is a citizen of the United States, and entitled to the rights and privileges of citizens.




TRAVELER, MAY 5, 1880.

MAILS. Arrive daily at 1:15 p.m.; depart at 2:35 p.m. Mails going north close at 2:35 p.m. In consequence of this change the post office will be open on Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., instead of as heretofore, between 12 and 1.



TO OUR PATRONS. All subscriptions to the TRAVELER which, up to April 21, 1880, would amount to $1 or more, are due the late publisher, and should be paid up to that date, while subscriptions dating since August 21, 1880, are due and payable to us.



S. J. Mantor at 333.

Change of mail time.

Mail closes at 1 p.m. daily.

"TRAVELER Office," basement of A. A. Newman's block. Don't forget it.

If you want good beer for family or medical use, call on Cap Sanford.

Freights are back again to living rates--for the railroad companies.

Col. Whiting, of Ponca Agency, was in town last week in the interests of his charges.

Court convened last Monday at Winfield with nine criminal and 126 civil cases on the docket.

Messrs. Wood & Wright's freight train left town for Cheyenne last Monday, loaded with corn, etc.

Mr. J. B. Walker, for some time clerk at the Central Drug Store, has purchased an interest therein.

Blakeney's opening day was a success, and we trust he may live to reap the profit of hundreds of similar days.

The case of trespass last Saturday before Judge Bonsall of Kreps vs. Turner was decided in the plaintiff's favor.

The party who has lost a span of horses, sorrel and cream colored, will find it to his interest to visit Kaw Agency.

Cap Sanford says he can stand the $300 license pretty good, but the $1,000 disgrace is what gets away with dat chile.

Miss Fannie Skinner commenced teaching a term off school in the Springdale school house in East Bolton last Monday.

We acknowledge a pleasant call from Mr. S. Jarvis, of the firm of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., real estate and loan agents, of Winfield.




Agent L. J. Miles, and wife, of Osage Agency, Indian Territory, celebrated the tenth anniversary of their marriage on Tuesday, the 27th ult.


The case of D. J. Coburn vs. Shepard & Dobyns, involving right of property was decided last Monday in favor of the



Mrs. F. P. Schiffbauer, who has been suffering from an attack of bilious fever for several days past, is, we are happy to say, now convalescent.


Frank Lorry, of Bolton, and Dennis Shaw, of Pleasant Valley, called upon us yesterday.


The wind-mill enterprise at Salt City, for some unknown reason (can't be lack of wind), has fallen through and Mr.

A. W. Berkey has converted the building into quite a cosy



Schiffbauer Bros. have shipped several carloads of bones from this place during the past week, and have a wagon train loaded with the same kind of "script" now on its way here.


Mr. J. E. Shepard, of St. Joe., Mo., a nephew of our townsman, Dr. J. T. Shepard, is in town on a visit. We hope he may be induced to remain with us permanently.


We are much pleased to chronicle the return of Rev. S. B. Fleming to the pastorate of the Presbyterian church of this place. Despite the threatening aspect of the weather, he was greeted by a full house on last Sabbath.


The leap-year picnic, which was to have been held in the grove today, has been abandoned, we are informed, and the young folks will "wait for the wagon and all take a ride" to the famous mineral springs at Salt City.


By the Courier of last week, we see that Mr. Ed. Greer is now a partner in the joys and sorrows of that prosperous sheet. Ed. has been faithful, persevering, and deserving, and we congratulate him on his good fortune.


W. B. Strong, General Manager, accompanied by other officials of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, and a number of Boston capitalists, came down the road Saturday last. They are on a tour of inspection of the entire line.




An ice cream and bouquet social will be held this evening at the residence of Mrs. Mowry, under the management of the ladies of the Presbyterian church.


Mr. S. J. Mantor, late of the firm of Mantor & Blakeney, can now be found in the room formerly occupied by McLaughlin Bros., where he will furnish you anything in the grocery line at low figures, and with that genial affability that has won him so many friends.


The following change in the arrival and departure of trains on the A., T. & S. F. at this place was made on the 2nd inst. The cars now arrive at 1:15 p.m., and depart at 2:35 p.m., thus doing away with the train that used to come in about midnight and leave at 3 a.m.


One of the most charming opportunities for doing good and enjoying one's self will be afforded by the ice cream social to be held in J. L. Huey's new brick building, on Friday night, May 7, under the auspices of the young lady friends of the Methodist church. A general invitation is extended to all.


An effort is being made to orrganize a base-ball club. If you organize one, boys, let it be a good one, and not a laughing stock for Arkansas City and Oxford. Courier.

Don't you do it, boys. You'll get hit in the neck if you fool with an Arkansas City club. Our risibles begin to writhe and threaten an explosion at the bare mention of a Winfield ball club.


The following is a list of letters remaining uncalled for in the post office at Arkansas City, Cowley county, Kansas, May 1, 1880. Persons calling for the same will please state that they were advertised.

Brower, John; Baldwin, Frank; Bolden, F. M.; Brake, B.; Blackburn, Willie; Broam, A. W. (3); Brown, Lewis H.; Cochran, Mrs. T. A. L.; Campbell, Anastasia; Dix, David H.; Dadson, William; Elliott, James; Funk, J.; Godfry, George; Kappier,

I. W.; Leveridge, B. H.; Mathews, Theodore; Moses, Bob; Nelson, Larew; Perkins, Wash; Rodgers, J.; Sanders, James; Shreap, Frank; Sparrow, Mr.; Atkinson, L. B. (2); Samson, M. L.; Stunkle, Henry; Seymour, R. W.; Trembley, Samuel; Milton, Charley; Wright, Wm.; Lee, Ella.





By a letter dated Cairo, Egypt, March 30, Miss Anna Y. Thompson informed her father of this city that she expected to start on the railroad to Suez the day following, where she would be joined by returning missionaries of the U. P. Church from Northern India, and then proceed homeward to her native land, after an absence of eight years and a half as missionary under the United Presbyterian Church. As she has many friends on the way, and as the General Assembly of the above denomination meets this year at Xenia, Ohio, and desire verbal reports from returned missionaries, it is probable that she will not arrive here before the first week in June.


J. P. Musselman, of Lower Grouse, paid us a visit yesterday. From him we learned that the crops in that vicinity with the exception of wheat, which will be thin, are looking well, but the fruit is mostly killed. Cattle are doing well. Preaching and Sabbath school are held every Sunday in the Coburn school house, dist. 62. The Sabbath school under the superintendence of J. Bradley with Reuben Mackley, as assistant superintendent, is well attended. James Perishaw is now teaching a term of school in this district with much profit to the scholars and credit to himself.


BIRTH. It was a Louisiana editor that laid the following at the cyclone's door: "The storm wind of the equinox of last Saturday morning left at our house a little cherub of the female persuasion, a kind of leap-year tribute, as it were. We bow gracefully to the dispensation, sharpen our lead pencil, and call upon the delinquent wood subscriber to materialize at once."

Remarkable coincidence. W. D. Bishop had eight and one-half pounds of girl baby left at his house last Monday morning, just the same way. He's so awful, blamed happy. Ouch!


Mr. Geo. Reynolds, of Salt City, paid his respects to the TRAVELER last Friday, and informed us that everything in the vicinity of that growing burgh is in a blooming condition, and that crops generally are looking better than could have been expected. Wheat, he thinks, in that section will average a good half crop, while corn, potatoes, and other crops promise well so far.


When the numerous stone sidewalks now construction are completed they will materially improve the appearance of the city. The quarrying and cutting of this stone on the Abernethy place, six miles east of town, is becoming quite an industry.




TRAVELER, MAY 5, 1880.


About 11 o'clock on last Thursday night, as the citizens of Winfield were wending their way home from the Opera House, the alarm of fire was given, and soon thereafter our beautiful little county seat was the scene of a most destructive conflagration. The fire originated in the furniture store of Fred Leuschen, on Eighth avenue, immediately in the rear of the Central Hotel. The cause of its origin no one knows. Mr. Leuschen says there has been no fire in the lower portion of the store where the fire broke out. The supposition is that a spontaneous combustion of the material used in varnishes, stains, etc., and like stores was the cause of the fire. The flames spread rapidly, it being but a few minutes before the entire building was entirely enveloped. Mr. Leuschen's family, who resided in the second story of the building, barely had time to escape with their lives. All their personal effects were entirely consumed.

Immediately east of the furniture store stood two frame dwellings, which it was impossible to save. They were owned by Messrs. C. L. Harter and Robert Hudson. The furniture being all carried out, these gentlemen sustained no great loss except that of the buildings. On the west of the building, where the fire originated, stood the livery stable of Hackney & McDonald. The contents of this place were removed, with the exception of a few bushels of grain and some hay. After this latter building took fire, it became evident that the Central Hotel must also yield a victim to the fell destroyer. The work of removing the contents began at once. Hurrying to and fro through the hallways of the building was a score or more of half dressed women, carrying in their arms bundles of clothing, and crazed with excitement and fear, presenting a spectacle that baffles description. Carpets were torn up, and with the beds and bedding, hastily carried into the street opposite the building. By the time this work was completed, the east wing towered up a waving mountain of flames. Harter & Majors had just completed the sale of this hotel to Mr. A. H. Doane, of Danville, Illinois; but as the transfer had not yet been made, the loss falls upon the old proprietors.

The Lindell Hotel, adjoining the Central, soon gave way before the flames, though, as in the case of the Central, all the contents were carried out of reach of the fire.

The value of the buildings destroyed was between $10,000 and $11,000, with an insurance of only about $4,400.




The particulars of our account of the Winfield fire are taken from the Daily Telegram. We think we can beat Winfield in most anything, but we yield the palm in this particular. You can have another one if you want it.


It is with much pleasure that we call attention to the "ad" of the new firm of A. A. Newman & Co., which appears in this issue. Their magnificent store and show rooms occupy the basement and first floor in the corner brick on East Summit street and Fifth avenue. An investigation of their establishment discloses the fact that they have on hand one of the largest and best selected stocks of dry goods, notions, clothing, hats and caps, boots and shoes, ladies' and gents' underwear, etc., that has ever been brought to this city. Among the many novelties we specially noticed some choice silk dolmans and fichus, superb gros grain and other silks; satins in all colors, and an inimitable assortment of buntings, momie cloths, brocades, and brocatels. Pacific and figured lattice lawns, printed cambrics, etc. An elegant and recherche line of two- to six-button kid gloves in all colors, parasols, ribbons, lace fichus, ties, hosiery, handkerchiefs, and other fancy articles too numerous to mention. The members of the firm, Messrs. A. A. Newman and W. E. Gooch, need no recommendation at our hands, they having been severally identified with the business interests of our town for many years; have earned a reputation for courtesy and square dealing and as businessmen are sans reproche.



The City Council met last Monday night, and during the course of the evening the question of appointing a City Marshal came up. The Mayor stated that he held two petitions for this appointment, one from D. B. Hartsock and one from Billy Gray, and asked for an informal vote from the council, in order to gain an expression of their sentiment. This resulted in three votes for Mr. Gray and two for Mr. Hartsock; but in view of the fact that there was claimed to be some irregularity with reference to the collection of money, the favorite candidate of the council was not appointed. This discrepancy of accounts was a complete surprise to us, as doubtless it was to the members of the council, and necessitates an investigation into the status of affairs, pending which no nomination will be made. It would probably be advisable to make an entire change in the marshalship, but if these two gentlemen are the only candidates, we believe Mr. Hartsock would give better satisfaction. He has been instructed to act in the capacity of marshal until an appointment is made.




A fearful tragedy was enacted yesterday in the business portion of our city in which several of our most prominent businessmen took an active part. Full particulars of the same can be obtained from a careful perusal of the new advertisements which appear in this issue of the TRAVELER.




Late Mantor & Blakeney,

Has a Large and well selected Stock of


Provisions, Tobacco, and Cigars, and everything else kept in a first-class General Store, at Bed Rock Prices. Give me a call.





Headquarters at Arkansas City House, opposite P. O.

Horses, Mules, Farming Implements, Household Goods, etc., disposed of. Public auction every Saturday.



Lost. On Monday, April 19, an express package containing stereotype cut and addressed to I. H. Bonsall, Arkansas City, Kan. Finder will be rewarded by leaving the same at this office.



STRAYED. Friday night from W. D. Furry 6 miles northeast of town, a dark bay horse, medium size, 10 years old, about 15-1/2 hands high. Finder will please notify me by postal card, and will be rewarded.



Fresh Oranges, Lemons, nuts, and candies at



Groceries to suit close buyers at

MANTOR'S, 333.


Missouri Cider and ice cold Lemonade at L. E. HUMPHREYS & Co.


For Tools of every description go to the Nimble Nickel Hardware store.


Boys' Clothing at HOUGHTON & SPEERS'.


Milwaukee Bottle Beer.

Cap Sanford wishes to inform his patrons and the public generally that he has just received a large invoice of Double Refined Milwaukee Beer for family or medical use. Being sole agent for the same it can only be found at






Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, and Gents' Furnishing Goods of every description. A LARGE ASSORTMENT of the latest and MOST FASHIONABLE goods in each department just received. Call and see our new SUMMER STYLES in Clothing, Hats, etc. We have a full line of BOYS' CLOTHING.








Nixon, not satisfied with the report and verdict of the engineer designated by the government to make a survey of the Arkansas River, or at least not satisfied that Congress and its members would approve the practicability of the scheme, in addition and accompanying the petitions forwarded by him, obtained and forwarded the affidavits of two men who had made experiments.

Mr. O. E. Kimball, of Oxford, who has lived on the bank of the river nine years, swears that in 1871 he constructed and for some time thereafter ran a ferry boat at that point. The river at this point is about 500 feet wide and the channel was ever changing and cutting out deep holes.

In 1877, for the purpose of a pontoon bridge, John Murphy constructed a jetty about half way across the river of hay, trash, and small stone. The result was in a very short time a deep channel, with even smoothly flowing current, cleaning out all the bars, and for a long distance, both above and below the jetty, deep enough for ordinary navigation.

The next affidavit is made by Amos Walton, now editor of the Arkansas City Democrat, who swears that he has had experience in running a ferry boat on the Arkansas river by steam, and has also experience in contracting the channel by the same, by the use of a brush jetty. He threw three channels into one of about 200 feet wide. The channel and jetty are still extant and as good as when examined by McKeowen. Walton swears that he ran a light draught [?] steamer one trip down to the mouth of Grouse creek, one trip down to the Kaw Indian agency, and another trip to Ft. Smith and as far back as the Ft. Gibson bridge. He swears that wherever the river was confined by obstructions, he found a good clear channel and that he agrees with the report made by the

U. S. engineer corps.

Now what have the incredulous to say?

Wichita Eagle.




TRAVELER, MAY 12, 1880.


While it is probably early to discuss the merits of a candidate for this office, yet we are pleased to learn that there will be little or no opposition to the nomination of Hon. W. P. Hackney, and if a Winfield man is to be nominated, Mr. Hackney is the only one we know of whom our people would favor. We have been personally acquainted with Hackney for some time and

consider his word as good as the bond of most of men, and no one who knows him will question his ability. Believing thus, he is our choice for State Senator first, last, and all the time.




TRAVELER, MAY 12, 1880.


The case of the State of Kansas versus Charles H. Payson, charged with fraudulently obtaining the signature of Miss Lena McNeal to a deed to certain property in the city of Winfield of the value of about $800, was tried and concluded on Monday the 10th inst. at 3 o'clock p.m. The jury had retired but a short time when they returned a verdict of guilty.

This was probably the most closely contested case that has ever been tried in this court, and a considerable feeling was manifested on both sides.

The jury was composed of the substantial men of the county and we believe they discharged their duty faithfully according to what they believed the evidence to be. It is very unreasonable to criticize their action, but more especially so in the case of those who did not patiently hear all the evidence adduced in the case. Payson's argument was spoken of very highly by all who heard it; and if there was error in the trial of the case, he has his remedy.

The case was prosecuted by E. S. Torrance with his usual ability, which of course means to all that know Mr. Torrance, that every point of benefit to the State was thoroughly developed, and the evidence for the defense carefully sifted. We do not believe that Mr. Torrance has any superior in the State as a prosecutor. After the verdict was rendered, you could hear its merits and demerits discussed on every street corner in Winfield as the friends of Payson were surprised, especially at the short time it took the jury to agree.






Salt City, May 9, 1880.

Ed. Traveler: In order to be in the style, I must report a goodly quantity of dry weather, much to the detriment of our wheat. A rain anyways soon, however, will guarantee us something over half a crop. Our farmers look somewhat blue, as they are not used to drouths. I would take this occasion to advise the farmers to plant more corn, and not confine themselves so exclusively to wheat. A diversity of crops pays better every time.

Eight or ten couples from your city visited our moral village last Wednesday. They passed through town on their way to the bath house, horses prancing, girls driving, and all looking as if they felt their oats. After taking a good bath and gouging the sand out of their eyes, they repaired to McLay's grove, in which "boundless contiguity of shade" allowed them to enjoy a hearty picnic dinner. The dinner looked tempting, and reminded us of the "aid" days, only we didn't get some.

Salt City has improved wonderfully during the last six months. Several new buildings have been erected in that time. Berkey's large stone is nearing completion, and Newman & Mitchell's bath house would be an ornament to Saratoga. New people are seen on our streets daily, some investing, and others rusticating in the suburgs, where Mr. Hofffmaster, formerly of your city, ministers to their comfort.

Horse races are of frequent occurrence in this place. There were three last Saturday, when several of the boys dropped the dollar they should have invested in a shirt.

With love for all the afflicted, which includes the newspapermen, we are,





TRAVELER, MAY 12, 1880.


DISTRICT 96, May 8, 1880.

The challenge debate, as per previous announcement, took place in the Guthrie school house in Bolton township, Friday evening, May 7, 1880, with J. D. Guthrie as chairman. The question for discussion was: "Resolved, That the existence of vigilance committees is morally wrong and should be abolished." The affirmative ws opened by J. W. Brown, assisted by Mr. Clark. The opposing orators were Messrs. D. P. Marshall and W. J. Conaway. The honorable judges, S. J. Gilbert and P. H. Somers, after patiently listening to the able arguments on both sides, and witnessing many gymnastic feats in the way of gestures--not to mention the fact of the speakers, which tied themselves into all imaginable knots--decided that the knights of the affirmative had wrestled and twisted rather neatly, and gave their verdict accordingly. It will be remembered that this same question was argued about four weeks ago by the same parties, at which time the judges, Messrs. Linton, Watts, and Berkey, decided in favor of the negative. The debate was replete with rich and racy incidents, and those who were not present missed a rare treat.

J. R. C.




TRAVELER, MAY 12, 1880.

Salt City is fixing for a big time on the fourth of July.

A new sidewalk has been laid in front of the meat market.

A great many children in this vicinity are afflicted with the measles.

Mr. Searing's Eastern friends, whom he has been expecting for some days, arrived yesterday.

Dr. Arnold, of Salt City, visited our office yesterday.

Newman is bound that Winfield shall not beat Arkansas City in the way of cheap goods.

Mrs. Frank Knisely has gone East to spend the summer, leaving Frank to be one of the boys once more.

If you want to see something neat and tasty, look in Kellogg & Mowry's show window as lately arranged.

The person who stole Stevenson's well bucket had better bring it back and save an exposure, as he is well known.

St. Beard's ox-train, loaded with bones for Schiffbauer Bros., arrived in town last Thursday from the Territory.

Frank Schiffbauer says it don't make much difference whether there's a bottom in a bridge or not if you don't know it.

E. P. Kinne, of Winfield, was in town last Thursday, having brought down some land hunters. His wife now lives on their farm east of the Walnut.

We learn that W. J. Stewart, a former resident of East Bolton, but late of Texas, is about to return and make his home in Winfield. Welcome back to Cowley, Will.

Mr. J. P. Mussulman has been appointed census enumerator fo the neighborhood in and around the Lower Grouse. A better man for the place could not be found.

Mr. J. T. Stewart, one of the oldtimers on the TRAVELER books, called on us last Monday.


DIED. Mr. Thos. Goatley, of East Bolton, died yesterday morning of pneumonia, after an illness of only two days. The funeral will take place from his late residence at noon today.


Work on E. D. Eddy's new store is being vigorously pushed forward, and 'twill not be long ere our old friend Gene will preside in one of the best appointed and nobbiest drug stores in the Southwest.


The picnic at Salt Springs last Wednesday was real jolly, at least so the lucky ones say, and judging from the time some members of the party reached home, it must have been a clear case of "sweetness long drawn out."




The "Nimble Nickel" hardware boys, Howard, Rexford & Howard, are out with a new "ad" this week. Call and see them if you want good treatment, and the worth of your money.


Howard, Rexford AND Howard,



Also, Wagon Wood and everything kept in a Hardware Store.

We have none but New Goods, and will sell as cheap as any house in the Southwest.


BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT [?]. Mr. J. W. Patterson has now on a visit at his home a very genial young fellow who straightway upon his arrival on Sunday last unhesitatingly enrolled himself among the Lares of their establishment. Regulation weight.


That old veteran, Amos Walton, has again assumed control of Cowley county's Democratic journal. Amos is an aggressive character and will try to make things lively in his vicinity.

Sumner County Press.

That's taffy.


J. W. Feagins and Frank Lorry, of Bolton, report that their wheat looks good and healthy, in spite of the dry weather. J. W. also says he has 175 acres of A No. 1 corn on the Norton place, all plowed and worked over in fine style.


MARRIED. We are pleased to notice the marriage of our friend, Henry E. Asp, of Winfield, on last Wednesday evening, to Miss Nellie Powers, and heartily congratulate each one on securing so worthy a partner.


Mr. C. P. Dandy, who for some time past has been in the sewing machine business in town, has sold out to Wm. Benedict, who will continue the business in the future. Mr. Dandy left for Kansas City on Monday last whither we hope success will attend him.


The social at J. L. Huey's new building under the auspices of the M. E. church last Friday night was a complete success in every particular and left nothing to be desired in the way of a real, home-like social good time on the part of those who

attended the same.




Those who are in the habit of visiting Salt City report an almost perfect arrangement of the bath house at that place. Mr. Rudolph Hoffmaster now has charge of the baths, and will show you every attendance possible, which, bath included, only costs you fifty cents.


A gentleman visiting Caldwell last week, and in walking up the street, thought he had been dropped down into a cemetery. After walking quite a distance, he observed a drunken soldier crawl out from under a sidewalk looking for his hat. It is a lonesome town, so says our friend.


In this issue appears the professional card of Dr. James A. Loomis, who from this time forth will resume the practice of dentistry. The doctor is well known in this vicinity as a professional man of long experience, and we predict for him a large practice among his old friends and acquaintances.


Office at his residence, one block west of the Bank.

FILLING a Specialty.


Hermann Godehard has just completed a very commodious bake-house in the rear of his store. The dimensions are twelve feet by twenty-four feet, and the inner measurement of the oven is 8 ft. by 10 ft. The building is fitted with a furnace of the newest design. "No one need pine in vain for pie now."


Last Friday afternoon Mr. Thomas Baird's horse became scared while tied in front of L. E. Humphreys' confectionery, and breaking loose the hitch rein, would doubtless have indulged in a lively time had he not been grabbed by a bystander. Beyond a slight damage to straps, no harm was done.


The New Enterprise, a neatly printed six-column folio paper published at Burden, this county, by D. O. McCray, late of Douglass, is now before us, and deserves commendation both as a work of enterprise and a specimen of good typography. We

heartily wish it success, and will X with pleasure.


Mr. J. Milliken, of Salt City, while driving around town yesterday, somehow upset the buggy. As he was traveling at a pretty good gait when the accident happened, it is needless to state that both buggy and harness were sadly demoralized. The occupants of the carriage as well as the horse were uninjured.




Mrs. Lockley, of Salt Lake City, Utha, came up from Ponca Agency last Wednesday with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Sherburne, whom she had been visiting for several days. She left for the East on Friday, purposing a visit to friends in Illinois, New York, and Canada before returning to her far western home.


BIRTH OF TWINS. William Christy is one of the hard-working farmers in Bolton township. On last Friday morning his just desserts were meted out to him in the shape of two dimpled babes, one of each sex, whose combined weight was twelve pounds. The country cannot fail to prosper if such events as this are of frequent occurrence.


Mr. W. C. Brown, of Cadiz, and Turner Brown, of Cambridge, Ohio, arrived in our town last Monday. They are on a tour of inspection through this garden spot of Cowley. The former gentleman paid us a visit some seven years ago and since that time he has become largely interested both in our city and in other parts of the county.


The thief that stole Jack Martin's horse a few weeks since has been captured with the stolen property in his possession at Bentonville, Arkansas, where he is now lying in durance vile. Geo. McIntire, Ezra Milks, and Jack Martin started for that place on Sunday morning last to recover the horse and bring the thief to this place for trial.


Winfield has at last organized a base ball club. Now let our young men do themselves proud and show the county what kind of base ball material we keep at the mouth of the Walnut. We believe there is the stuff here out of which a club can be organized that can put to shame anything this side of Topeka. We know our boys can beat anything in the county.


Some time next month the Ponca Indians will have their annual sun dance. Many of our citizens witnessed this performance last June, and speak of it as highly interesting, and doubly worth a trip to the Agency. We shall let our readers know the exact time if possible, and suggest that all who can avail themselves of an opportunity of witnessing this peculiar





At the services held by the Baptists in the Mercer school house last Sunday, Mrs. Voris was received into the communion of the church. The rite of baptism took place in the Territory on that day, and was witnessed by a large concourse of worshippers. The services, which were conducted by Elder Hopkins, concluded in the evening by the celebration of the Lord's supper.


Col. Whiting, the gentlemanly agent of the Ponca Indians, was in town last week and in the course of conversation stated that affairs at that Agency are tranquil and the Indians all at work in good shape. The Colonel regards idleness as the main cause of the disaffection that every once in a while prevails among the aborigines, and has set himself to combat their proneness to discontent and natural love of deviltry by finding them plenty of employment.


W. A. Stubbs arrived in this city from the Indian Territory on Wednesday last. He reports the wheat crop of Cowley and Sumner counties a total failure, on account of the continued dry weather. Emporia News.

You go chew your hat. W. A. Stubbs is considerably off his base. To be sure we could put up with a little more rain than we have had, but the wheat crop in Cowley and Sumner counties will not be a total failure. This isn't that kind of a county.


We noticed several of our old friends from Ponca Agency in town last week, among them J. H. Sherburne and K. F. Smith. The latter dropped into the TRAVELER office, and indulged in quite a pleasant chat as to the time when he was one of the boys, and signed audibly when "Dem good old times" came to his recollection. K. F. Smith is looking well and is as genial as ever. We hope the present copartnership between him and Uncle Sam may long continue.


At the Democratic primary Thursday, May 6, the following persons were chosen as delegates and alternates to the Democratic county convention to be held in Winfield on the 15th of this month.

DELEGATES: Noah Kimmel, S. B. Adams, Amos Walton, Wm. Aumann, T. McIntire, P. F. Endicott, J. W. Hutchison, F. M. Peek, Jno. Halloway, Ed. Green.

ALTERNATES: A. P. Hutchison, Walter Dolby, J. E. Cox, Jas. Benedict, H. Godehard, Jas. Wilson, Wm. Baruth, W. H. Brown, Jno. Weir, R. E. Fitzpatrick.




Daniel Sheel has made for Mr. J. F. Knisely, of Arkansas City, the finest and most elaborate ice chest ever made in the county. It is made of native walnut, four by eight feet, and cost sixty-five dollars. Monitor.

Just so. Mr. Knisely gave Mr. Sheel an order for such an article, but when he went up after it, Mr. Knisely discovered that Daniel's native walnut was stained pine. He then came home and gave the job to our Mr. S. W. Scott, one of the most skillful workmen in the State, who has just completed "the finest and most elaborate ice chest ever made in the county." It is so arranged that no ice is wasted, and the necessity of a separate water cooler is obviated. It must be seen to be appreciated, and lovers of fine work are invited to step around and see a bona fide black walnut chest, of the handsomest pattern, that will cost but sixty dollars.


FIRE. Last Friday night about 7 o'clock the cry of fire was heard upon our streets and flames were seen to issue from the front of a small frame building on Summit street, between the "Tivoli" and J. H. Phillips' grocery, occupied by Daniels & Harry as a photographic gallery.

Assistance and water being promptly on the spot, coupled with the efforts of two Babcock extinguishers, the flames were subdued without injury to property other than the building in which they originated, which was entirely gutted.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is conjectured that the chemicals in the dark room produced spontaneous combustion. Had the wind been blowing at the time, we should have had to chronicle a blaze that would have caused Winfield to hide her head for very shame.

One thing was forcibly impressed upon all present and that was the necessity for providing a larger and more accessible supply of water for use in cases similar to the above, and we trust that such steps will be taken ere we be called upon to witness the destruction of any portion of our city through the terrible agency of fire.


And now comes the "Old Reliable" house of O. P. Houghton, to the front, with a mammoth stock of everything that the heart could wish in the line of dry goods, notions, clothing, ladies' and gents' furnishing goods, ready made under suits, and ladies' linen ulsters, shawls, dress goods of every description of style, shades, and patterns, parasols, fans, trunks and valises; a splendid line of table damask, hosiery, hats and caps, boots, shoes, and slippers, rubber goods, jewelry, sewing machines, and horse wear.

Mr. Houghton has been engaged in mercantile business since the earliest days of our city and enjoys a reputation as a man of business, which insures him a continuance in the future of the patronage which he has enjoyed for so long in the past. We heartily commend all needing goods in this line to call at the "Old Reliable Store," where they will receive every attention at the hands of the able and polite corps of assistants employed therein.


From the vicinity of Dist. 96 comes the following with respect to crops and the general aspect of the country. The wheat crop will, in almost all cases, make from 1/3 to 1/2 of a crop, but some few pieces are totally destroyed. Corn is looking pretty good so far, but rain is beginning to be needed by that as well as everything else. Gardens are the exception, and not the rule. Miss Conaway is teaching a subscription summer school in this district. Sabbath school is held in the schoolhouse every Sunday at 4 p.m., and occasionally preaching is held there. Mr. D. P. Marshall is talking of building a new residence on his place this summer. Take everything into consideration, Bolton township is a good place to live in, drouth or no drouth.


DIED. As most of our citizens know by this time, Mr. Coombs, who left here with his family some two weeks ago, bound for California, sank rapidly on reaching Wichita, and died in that city on Monday of last week. A post mortem examination was held, and a tumor weighing between three and four pounds was taken from his stomach. This tumor had obstructed the passage of food, and our friend had literally starved to death. Mr. Coombs was well known throughout the county, was a warm and generous hearted man, and had many friends here who will regret to hear of his death. His family will remain in Wichita for the present.


Mr. J. N. Goolman gave an entertainment in Huey's building last night, consisting of stereoptical views of various points of interest throughout the world, interspersed with good vocal and instrumental music. He had the genuine oxycalcium light, and reproduces the pictures with wonderful effect. He shows again tonight. Go and amuse and at the same time instruct yourselves.


LIST OF TARDY STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE MONTH ENDING MAY 1, 1880: Peter Hollenbeck, Elva Pickering, Leah Rife, Stella Swarts, and Will Patterson.




TRAVELER, MAY 12, 1880.


has located the future capital 100 miles south, with head quarters for supplies at the GREEN FRONT where they get

16-1/2 yards Prints for $1.00

14-1/4 yds. L. L. Muslin for $1.00

10 yds. Lonsdale Finished Bleached Muslin for $1.00

10 yds. Shirting fpor $1.00

1 Pair Ladies Slippers, $.25

1 Pair Brogan Shoes, $1.00

Other things accordingly. Remember the Green Front is the place to buy goods.


To the many friends and customers of S. Matlack's, I would simply say, he is now away on business in the Indian Territory, knows nothing of the present slaughtered prices of Dry Goods. But you can rest assured that his prices will duplicate those of any other house in the Valley.



FULL LINE of canned goods at J. H. PHILLIPS.


1000 feet of picture molding just received at P. Pearson's.


SODA WATER TICKETS, 12 for 50 cents, 25 for $1.00 at the



OLD IRON wanted at C. R. Sipe's.


Lost. Within the past few days, in the vicinity of Arkansas City, a morocco pocket and bill book, containing papers of no use to any one but the owner. Finder will please return to this office.



THREE good corner lots for sale by J. H. PHILLIPS.




TRAVELER, MAY 12, 1880.


The following is a list of the bids that were opened in the Chief Quartermaster's Department at Ft. Leavenworth on Tuesday, May 4, for supplying the following articles to the government stations in this part of the State and the Indian Territory.

Ft. Supply. Wood--L. Chrisman $8.25 per cord; Wm. M. D. Lee, $10.98 for hard wood; M. L. Botts, $7.75; Chas. Rath $8.97.

Ft. Sill. Corn--T. M. Green, $1.97 per cwt.; H. L. Bickford, $2.16 per cwt.; Joseph Walker $2.12 per cwt.;

R. C. Haywood $2.18 per cwt.

Wood. T. M. Green, $7.10 per cord, H. L. Bickford, $6.38 per cord, Joseph Walker, $3.17 per cord.

Fort Reno. Corn--T. M. Green, $1.79 per cwt.; C. F. Reynolds, $1.35 per cwt. for 150,000 pounds, and $1.47 per cwt. for 225,000; H. L. Bickford, $1.54 per cwt., J. W. Hamilton, $1.56 per cwt.; Wm. Carter, $1.59 per cwt.; Joseph Walker, $2.38 per cwt.; J. C. Frazier, $1.99 per cwt.; Thomas Dixon, $1.69 per cwt.; Theodore Berry, $1.30 per cwt.; J. M. Nelis, $1.46 per cwt.; R. C. Haywood, $1.58 per cwt.; Vincent Crisp, $1.66 per cwt.

Fort Reno. Wood--T. M. Green, $6.74 per cord; H. L. Bickford, $5.44 per cord; Joseph Walker, $4.45 per cord; J. C. Frazier, $6.29 per cord; John Hannon, $4.95 per cord.

Cantonment. Wood--C. F. Reynolds, $4.38 per cord; H. L. Bickford, $4.38 per cord; J. C. Frazier, $6.29 per cord; Geo. Craig, $3.87 per cord.

Wellington. Corn--E. Thomas, 74 cents per cwt.; J. W. Hamilton, 79 cents per cwt.; Wm. Carter, 76 cents per cwt.; J. C. Frazier, $1.29 per cwt.; Thos. Dixon, 69 cents per cwt.; and

R. C. Haywood, 89 cents per cwt.

The awards will be made known soon.

Leavenworth Times.




TRAVELER, MAY 19, 1880.

One of the most important acts of Congress last week to this section was the favorable report of the House Railway Committee, upon the bill incorporating the Cherokee & Arkansas Railroad Company. The bill grants no land except 100 feet on each side of the track for bed way and allows the condemnation of 20 acres for each way station. The route of the proposed road is to be from Arkansas City, in Cowley county, Kansas, down the valley of the Arkansas river to Fort Smith, Arkansas, a distance of about 200 miles. The road will probably cross the M., K. & T. at Muscogee or near Fort Gibson. The completion of such a road will be of vast advantage to our city and this section as it will open up a new southern outlet for western produce and give us a direct line of railroad to Western Arkansas, one of the richest sections of the State. The gentlemen interested in the proposed road are Boston men of large means and credit, and it is thought steps will be taken for its construction as soon as the bill now before Congress becomes a law.

Kansas City Price Current.

We are glad the gentlemen of the above paper can see a bonanza for their city in the extension of the Santa Fe road from this place to Fort Smith, but in the abundance of our joy for our enterprising neighbors up the road we would quietly call the attention of businessmen and capitalists to the importance of Arkansas City when this extension is completed. It is a fact that Arkansas City is to be the shipping point for the Santa Fe road in Southern Kansas. We were assured of this no later than last week by an officer of the above road.




TRAVELER, MAY 19, 1880.


Just now the Indian Territory invasion is attracting no little attention. Within a week several army officers and agents have been in Wichita trying to ascertain the bottom facts. The dispatches assure us that an army of squatters have marched upon the forbidden ground. We don't believe a word of it. Capt. Dave Payne, of this place, with several men, have gone down to the Canadian country. Lieut. Steadman, who was in Wichita Saturday, said he had just returned from an extended tour through the Territory, in which he had not met a half dozen teams. The boom is kept up by a few adventurers, which spirit is backed by corporations anxious for the opening of the lands.

From dispatches sent to the editor of this paper from the Department, we are satisfied that the Government will remove every man, peaceably if possible, but remove them at any cost. The special dispatches sent out that the people of Sedgwick county are flocking by hundreds to the Territory are thin carnards and without the least foundation in truth.

The Caldwell Commercial says that Captain Pardee with a force of men, conducted by John Meager, had started after Captain Payne's settlement on the Canadian. Wichita Eagle.

We cordially invite the attention of the Kansas City Times to the above.




TRAVELER, MAY 19, 1880.

Twelve teams were loaded for Cheyenne Agency last week by Schiffbauer Brothers.

Mr. L. C. Norton took a fine lot of corn-fed Texas steers to Kansas City last week.

Eddy is now in his new store, and is setting up the soda water Saturday, May 29th, 1880.

Mr. Sample, of West Bolton, an old-time friend of the TRAVELER, called on us last Saturday.

Court was resumed Monday and Tuesday, to make up the two-days' adjournment of last week.

Mr. Quincy A. Glass, the popular and prosperous druggist of Winfield, was in town on Monday last.

Our street sprinkler might be put to good use in case of fire, by way of furnishing a goodly amount of water.

A herd of 175 horses from Texas and on their way to Fort Scott were driven through town last Sunday morning.

Quite a drove of cattle, principally yearlings, passed south on Sunday last, presumably bound for the Territory.

The ladies' union prayer meeting will be held at the house of Mrs. French this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

The ladies' union temperance meeting will be held at Major Sleeth's tomorrow at 3 o'clock.

50,000 head of cattle have passed Fort Worth, Texas, for Kansas. They will be shipped on the new roads on the Kansas border.

Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick, who resides on the old Henderson place northeast of town, paid us a visit last week.




Mr. E. M. Archer, late of the city of New York, has rented the Mowry place northwest of town, and will henceforth make his home with us.


We regret to learn that Charley Parker has been down for some days with an attack of the measles, from which we hope he will soon come out O. K.


The suit of Shepard & Dobyns versus J. D. Saltsman was resumed before Squire Bonsall last Monday, and resulted in a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.


Mr. Drury Warren, of Grouse creek, returned from Arkansas last Thursday with a herd of cattle, which we are informed he purchased at low rates.


Rev. Fleming preached a very interesting sermon last Sabbath morning, which we were pleased to notice was listened to by a crowded congregation.


In looking over our cards, just take notice that Dr. Reed is now located in the Gibby building, where all in need of his services can find him during office hours.

CARD: R. H. REED, M. D.,

Tenders his professional service to the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity. Surgical dressings, and diseases of the eye, ear, throat, and nose (nasal catarrh), a specialty. Office in Matlack's brick. [ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE, HE MOVED FROM MATLACK'S BRICK TO THE GIBBY BUILDING...CORRECT!!!]


Mr. James Wilson, the well known dry goods man, has leased the new brick building erected by J. L. Huey, and expects to move his entire stock therein about the first of June.


DIED. At her residence in Arkansas City, last Sunday night, Annie E., wife of J. W. Patterson. The funeral took place from the residence of J. W. Hutchison, yesterday at 4 p.m.


The District Court met at Winfield on Monday and Tuesday and adjourned on the latter day. We learn that Allison, of the Telegram, and Millington, of the Courier, were brought before the Court to answer for contempt.




That substantial institution, the Winfield Bank, has an advertisment in this issue. Messrs. McMullen & Fuller are men of wealth and sterling business principles, and enjoy a patronage second to no bank in Southern Kansas.

AD: J. C. McMULLEN, President.

J. C. FULLER, Cashier.




Prof. Trimble, of the Winfield schools, will conduct the Normal Institute in Labette county this fall. He is spoken of by the Winfield papers as an instructor of high ability.


Wolf & Noee may be found at any time in the basement of the furniture store, ready to do first-class work in the job carpentering and building line. See their card in this issue.



Special attention given to job work; satisfaction guaranteed; shop in basement of furniture store.


A laundress at Kaw Agency, by the name of Mattie Campbell, while riding recently, fell backwards from her pony, breaking one of her wrists. She left for her home near Douglass last Saturday morning.


Only one application for cattle license has so far been made to Maj. D. W. Lipe, the treasurer of the Cherokee Nation. Hurry up and pay, gentlemen, and don't keep the Major waiting.

Caldwell Post.

The above tax is five cents a head more this year than it was last.


The mail carrier from Fort Reno reports the arrival of the first herd of the drive having reached Wild Horse creek, Indian Territory. The herd consisted of two thousand beeves, all through cattle, and all in excellent condition.


E. D. Eddy will occupy his new store this week and proposes, in commemoration of that event, to hold on Saturday next both matinee and evening performances on his soda fountain--free, gratis, for nothing, given away. Good!


A Mr. Duncan has been writing us an account of his trip to Colorado, dropping a note each week. After he gets through, we will publish what there is of interest in his correspondence, but at present his letters are too rambling and disconnected.




Mr. P. A. Lorry brought to our office last week some very fine specimens of mineral ores which he claims to be very abundant within a comparatively short distance from town. We understand the specimens are now in the possesssion of I. H. Bonsall.


Stacy Matlack returned from his trip to the Pawnee Agency last Sunday and reports everything lovely in that region. While away he met with a little bad luck in having his buggy sadly demoralized by a runaway team. No further damage, however, resulted.


Mr. Mahlon Stubbs, the jovial sub-Agent of the Kaw Indians, called on us last Friday afternoon. He brought a couple of intelligent young Indian girls, who spoke the English language only, into our office to witness some of the mysterious working in the art preservative.


Regular services are held in the Presbyterian church at Arkansas City as follows:

Sabbath morning at eleven o'clock.

Sabbath evening at eight o'clock.

Sabbath School at twelve o'clock.

Weekly prayer meeting Thursday at 8 o'clock, p.m.

S. B. Fleming, Pastor.


This week is presented to the public the business card of Rogers & Hartsock, carpenters, contractors, and builders, who may be found at the old stand of Parker & Canfield, on East Central Avenue, they being successors to that firm. They are both excellent workmen, and guarantee satisfaction to all who favor them with work.


Successors to Parker & Canfield,


Special attention paid to job and repairing work. Shop on East Central Avenue.


If you want to see something that discounts anything of its kind every brought to Arkansas City, step into A. A. Newman & Co.'s store and take a peep at that handsome glove case. Al. says there is no use in half-way doing things, hence he has gone to the expense of a small farm to procure the above case and its complete assortment of gloves.




The Arkansas City TRAVELER appears under the firm name of Standley & Gray--Hughes having sold out to them. The new firm had made arrangements to establish a new paper at the City, but Nathan didn't like so much competition, hence sold to the boys. The TRAVELER is already greatly improved, and we hope it will continue in its upward flight towards prosperity and perfection.



Our genial friend, J. I. Mitchell, has been heard from. He is now in Leadville waiting to cross the mountains into the Gunnison country, which the snow at present prevents. He also states that while he thinks he can make money there for a time, yet it is very far from being a place in which he would like to make his home.


Mr. John Gooch, brother of our townsman, Wyard E. Gooch, who for some time past has been commissary clerk at Ponca Agency, we are glad to learn has been promoted to the superintendency of the Nez Perces at an increased salary. Mr. Gooch is a very deserving young man, and his many friends in this neighborhood will be glad to hear of his good fortune.


The City Council met last Monday night and transacted considerable business in the way of allowing bills, etc. The matter of the city marshalship was disposed of by the appointment of Boon Hartsock to that position. Gardner Mott was also appointed Street Commissioner. Some steps were also taken in the matter of disposing of the bonds of the city, but the arrangements were not completed when we went to press.


SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC AND CONVENTION. The people of Bolton township, will meet in Smith's grove, on the Arkansas, just west of town, Saturday, May 22, at 10 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of organizing a township Sunday school convention. A general invitation is extended to all who are interested in Sunday school work to come out and meet with us. By order of Committee.


Mr. John Dean, of Bitter creek, an old-time friend and patron of the TRAVELER called upon us on Monday last. Mr. Dean is quite an enterprising farmer, and although admitting that his wheat crop will be short, yet says his other crops are looking all right, and that he thinks Kansas and Cowley county will hold their own with any State and county in the Union.




The commencement exercises of the Arkansas City High School will be held at the school house two weeks from next Friday. This is something new for our school. There are five in the graduating class, who have worked hard during the past few weeks in order that they might acquit themselves in good style and reflect credit upon the labors of Mr. Sylvester. The parents and friends of the pupils should not fail to attend these exercises, and thus evince their appreciation of our prosperous school. We shall speak of this more fully in our next issue.


The following affecting incident in the trial of Charles Payson we clip from the Winfield Courier. While it is right that all criminals should be punished, we cannot but extend our sympathy to our young friend, whose mistaken course has led to his ruin, and also to his grief-stricken mother, who clung to him with all the tenacity of a loving mother's heart.

"One of the saddest things happening during the trial of Payson was the effect which the verdict had upon his aged mother, who was present throughout the whole proceedings. As soon as the verdict of guilty was pronounced, her emotion overcame her, and she threw herself into his arms, moaning out in all the bitterness of a broken heart, 'Oh, Charley! won't they let me go to prison with you?' Verily, her gray hairs will be brought down in sorrow to the grave."


Jack Martin, George McIntire, and Ezra Milks returned from Arkansas this morning with Martin's horse, which was stolen a few weeks ago. The thief piloted them almost home, and then thinking they could get along without him, he borrowed the Deputy U. S. Marshal's revolver and Ezra's best horse and set his face toward the rising sun. Our boys had a narrow escape, and we congratulate them.




TRAVELER, MAY 19, 1880.

Proposals for Indian Supplies and Transportation.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Office of Indian Affairs, Washington, May 10, 1880.

Sealed proposals, indorsed proposals for Beef, Bacon, Flour, Clothing, or Transportation, etc. (as the case may be), and directed to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Nos. 65 and 67 Wooster Street, New York, will be received until 11 A. M. of Monday, June 7th, 1880, for furnishing for the Indian service about 800,000 pounds Bacon, 40,000,000 pounds of Beef on the hoof, 128,000 pounds Beans, 55,000 pounds Baking Powder, 2,300,000 pounds Corn, 383,000 pounds Coffee, 8,300,000 pounds Flour, 212,000 pounds Feed, 300,000 pounds Hard Bread, 75,000 pounds Hominy, 9,000 pounds Lard, 1,650 barrels Mess Pork, 233,000 pounds Rice, 11,200 pounds Tea, 72,900 pounds Tobacco, 200,000 pounds Salt, 147,000 pounds Soap, 6,000 pounds Soda, 809,000 pounds Sugar, and 839,000 pounds Wheat.

Also, Blankets, Woolen and Cotton goods (consisting in part of Ticking, 44,000 yards; Standard Calico, 300,000 yards; Drilling, 19,000 yards; Duck, 181,000 yards; Denims, 18,000 yards; Gingham, 60,000 yards; Kentucky Jeans, 26,000 yards; Satinett, 2,700 yards; Brown Sheeting, 213,000 yards; Bleached Sheating, 17,000 yards; Hickory Shirting, 18,000 yards; Calico Shirting, 5,000 yards; Winsey, 650 yards); Clothing, Groceries, Notions, Hardware, Medical Supplies; and a long list of miscellaneous articles, such as wagons, Harness, Plows, Rakes, Forks, etc.

Also, Transportation for such of the Supplies, Goods, and articles that may not be contracted for to be delivered to the Agencies.


Schedules showing the kinds and quantities of subsistence supplies required for each Agency, and the kinds and quantities, in gross, of all other goods and articles, together with blank proposals and forms for contract and bond, conditions to be observed by bidders, time and place of delivery, times of contract and payment, transportation routes, and all necessary instructions will be furnished, upon application to the Indian Office in Washington, or Nos. 65 and 67 Wooster Street, New York; to E. M. Kingsley, No. 30 Clinton Place, New York; Wm. H. Lyon, No. 483 Broadway, New York; and to the Commissaries of Subsistence, U. S. A., at Chicago, Saint Louis, Saint Paul, Leavenworth, Omaha, Cheyenne, and Yankton, and the Post master at Sioux City.

Bids will be opened at the hour and day above stated, and bidders are invited to be present at the opening.


All bids must be accompanied by certified checks upon some United States Depository or assistant. Treasurer, for at least five per cent of the amount of the proposal.






TRAVELER, MAY 19, 1880.

Dissolution Notice.

ARKANSAS CITY, Kansas, May 13, 1880.

The partnership heretofore existing between Drs. Griffith and Anderson is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The books of the late firm are in Dr. Griffith's office for the settlement of accounts.






Corn For Sale.

I have a few thousand bushels of corn which I will sell by the load, or large quantity. Only for cash.



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ICE CREAM FREEZERS at H. Godehard's.