[Beginning Wednesday, September 22, 1880.]





PEARLETTE, Mead Co., Kansas, Sept. 15, 1880.

Ed. Traveler: Away out here in Mead county, after passing over nearly one hundred miles of only partially settled country, I find a number of settlers on Crooked creek, raising rice or Egyptian corn, shorghum, millet, peanuts, and watermelons, and the crops would all have yielded well had it not been for a hail storm of last week. So long as the farmers confine themselves to the above crops, they will do well enough, but wheat and corn will fail.

In this high, dry, timberless country, good water is obtained at a depth of twenty-five feet.

The grass, although short this year on account of dry weather, remains green the whole year, and it is one of the best stock counties in Kansas. Eighty miles farther west you come to the Colorado line, a vast, sandy, and unsettled country.

The great salt well or "sink" is ten miles below here. A few years ago it covered an acre of surface, and suddenly the ground caved in and three acres dropped down twenty feet. People came forty miles and more to see it. The Salt Plains of the Cimaron are about forty miles southeast.

I have seen all of Kansas, the garden patches of the eastern part, the wheat fields of the north, the well watered, the timbered, the flinty ridges, and the stock counties, and I am glad I live in noble young Cowley. C. M.





A night-gown is now called a nap sack.

Haywood wants to know what a snug-to is.

Agent Bowman, of Pawnee, came up Monday.

Dick Walker passed through town into the Indian Territory last Monday.

Fitch & Barron will move into their new room, on West Summit street, today.

Mr. Fred Farrar is expected home the latter part of this week or the first of next.

Frank Wood, one of the old boys of this place, spent a few days in the city this week.

Miss Ogden, of Saginaw, Michigan, is staying in the city upon a visit to her sister, Mrs. Sipes.




Col. Whiting and eldest son, of Ponca Agency, spent a couple of days in civilization last week.


Hudson Bros. returned to Winfield last Monday, taking the LeClare stock of jewelry with them.


Kellogg & Mowry's drug store boasts the "boss" sign in town. Also an awning, both brand new.


Lieutenant Wood, in charge of a detachment of cavalry, has been in town the past two days. He is hunting deserters.


Our U. S. Commissioner and marshal are making a wholesale business in arresting people. That's right--make hay while the sun shines.


Mrs. Stacy Matlack and Mrs. C. H. Searing, who have been visiting in the East for the past few weeks, returned to their homes last Saturday.


The Oklahoma boomers had a tent on the grounds at the Wichita fair last week, with maps, charts, etc., and an agent who supplied all the information asked for.


Mrs. Rexford and Mrs. E. R. Thompson, with their sister, Mrs. Mullins, returned from Canada last Saturday. Mrs. Mullins will spend the winter in Southern Kansas.


Mrs. H. T. Roberts, who has been visiting her parents, Capt. and Mrs. T. C. Bird, for several months past, returned to her home at Waterloo, Iowa, last Thursday.


The "last of the Mohicans" are at home. Frank Speers and wife and Mrs. Endicott returned last Friday, and W. D. and Henry Mowry came in Saturday. All are glad to get back.


Hon. W. P. Hackney will address the citizens of Bolton next Monday in Theaker schoolhouse at 2 p.m., and in the Bland schoolhouse at 7:30 p.m.


W. E. Chenoweth, so well and favorably known at the Chicago lumber company's office in this city, has gone to Arkansas City to take charge of the business there. Sumner County Press.




C. M. Scott, writing from Dodge City, Kansas, September 13, says: Farmers can make more money putting up hay this fall than they can on their corn, considering the amount of labor required."


Dr. Chapel, our worthy city father, returned from Caldwell last Thursday with something over 300 sheep, which he purchased of Hassard Bros. of that place. They are fine sheep, and the Doctor is certain of a handsome return from his investment.


Frank Jennings and Hon. C. R. Mitchell will address the Garfield and Arthur club of Bolton township at the Bland schoolhouse tomorrow at 7 o'clock p.m. Let all good Republicans turn out and see that a rousing meeting is held.


Mrs. Elizabeth Hartsock and Mr. Charles Lish have our thanks for some very fine peaches and potatoes, left on our table. The potatoes, of the M'Chanick, Peerless, and Irish Cup varieties, were superb and cannot be beaten anywhere. Six of them averaged 1-1/2 pounds each.


The ladies of the Home Mission Society desire to extend their tanks to the young men of Arkansas City for their kind assistance in fitting up the hall for the late festival, and otherwise contributing toward making it a financial and social success.


One Wilson was brought down from Winfield last week to be tried before the Commissioner on the charge of making counterfeit silver dollars, with a Mrs. McCabe as accomplice. Another man named Hoffman was arrested at Burden on a similar charge and brought down Monday. Business is good.


The new building just opened by J. L. Huey, as a bank, is one of the best fitted and most tastefully finished buildings in town. The same was under contract, by Messrs. Beecher & Son, who did the work entirely themselves, and the result is one that reflects great credit upon these gentlemen as No. 1 workmen.


McLaughlin Bros. have for some time run a free delivery wagon in connection with their grocery house, and now comes the firm of Schiffbauer Bros., with a brand new wagon for the same purpose. You can send your children uptown now after groceries and have the same delivered to any part of town without extra charge.




Good cigars? Well, we should rather remark! They are the nicest looking, smoothest smoking, best flavored, and most satisfactory we have seen for some time. Ridenour & Thompson keep them as a supplement to their fine stock of jewelry, and if they don't make any money out of them, they will make lots of friends among the smokers.


Our young ladies deserve great praise for their efforts, through the organization known as the Young Ladies' Home Mission Society, to better the condition of the poor. Their festival on Tuesday night of last week was a complete success--the room being crowded by the elite of the town, and the snug sum of $35 cleared for the society. God bless our young ladies, say we.


Wm. McGinis is a colored gentleman, but has a whiter heart than many a man with fairer skin. He called us out to one side last week, and said he thought his time for the TRAVELER would expire in a few weeks, and handed over the money for another year, saying he wanted the paper and would pay for it at any time. Some white men might emulate his example with credit to themselves and profit to us.


GREENBACK MEETINGS. Rev. D. P. Mitchell, candidate for Congress from the third district, and one of the first Greenback orators of the day, will speak in this county at the following named places and times:

Dexter, October 7, 11 a.m.

Arkansas City, October 7, 7:30 p.m.

Constant, October 8, 2 p.m.

Winfield, October 8, 7:30 p.m.


Col. Woodford, of Illinois, will address the citizens of this place in the First Presbyterian church tomorrow and Friday night. This gentleman is a fine orator, ranking with such speakers as Hon. Geo. W. Bain, and having belonged at one time to the army of tipplers, if not hard drinkers, he speaks from the heart, knowing the fearful effects of tampering with liquor.






An accident of a most deplorable nature, resulting in the instantaneous death of Mr. Lou Heffner, occurred in Bolton township last Thursday afternoon. It seems that a well had been dug on Mr. Bud Beck's place, but was not deep enough, and the men were engaged in sinking it to a sufficient depth. After the blast had been inserted some ignited straw was thrown down to the same, but proved unavailing, the fire going out immediately. A candle was lowered, we understand, with no better success, when Mr. Heffner went down to investigate.

Doubtless discovering the presence of what is known as "choke-damp," the unfortunate man gave the notice to be pulled out. It was all too late, however, to save his life. He held onto the rope until he almost touched the curb, when his hands became too weak to support him, and succumbing to the fatal gas he dropped--turning completely over and alighting on his head.

After repeated efforts to fasten the rope to his body, with no success, Mr. John Brown was lowered and succeeded in tying the body to him. When drawn up, however, he was all butt sennseless, and too weak to stand up.

Mr. Heffner had been living on the Capt. Smith place, immediately west of town. He was buried by the citizens of Bolton township last Friday. He leaves a wife and four little children to mourn the loss of a hard-working husband and father.




There will be weeping and wailing among the men who travel into this county during next month, because of the absence of the popular Santa Fe conductor, J. E. Miller. Mr. Miller has worked like a beaver this summer, making four runs per day during our hottest weather, and now that the strain is beginning to tell on him, we are glad to learn that he has been granted a vacation of a month, to take effect the 1st of October. He will go to Massachusetts, and after a few weeks of rest, will return to this country, bringing with him his wife, who is now in the old Bay State.




A social gathering of a few of the old settlers was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Sipes, on last Friday evening, to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the marriage of the host and hostess. Quite a jolly time was had in discussing the days and doings of "auld lang syne," and the changes wrought by the hand of Father Time. Congratulations, of course, were in order, and although unable to be present at the time, we take this opportunity of wishing them a continuance of that joy which has shed its influence upon their united lives for the past nine years.


Dave Michael and Frank Reed were playing cards in Sanford's saloon last Saturday afternoon, and Reed holding his hand rather carelessly, Michael was enabled to see his opponent's cards. Upon discovering this, Reed used some rather rough language, calling Michael a name which he quickly resented by a well directed blow, which sent the former person to the other side of the room. A lively little tussle ensued, but the combatants were separated, and Michael arrested. He donated $9.50 to the city for his little fun.


A fille de joie recently came into town, and with her platonic masculine friend took up her abode in the house formerly occupied by Mr. Phillips in the southeast portion of the city. Her visitors were so numerous that the authorities soon "dropped" on the game, and on last Sunday night Marshal Sinnott "pulled" the house. She appeared before Justice Bonsall Monday morning, paid ten dollars and cost for the privilege of her brief and prosperous career, and lit out for Winfield about noon. Next.


A young man in Bolton township called on the idol of his heart last Sunday evening, and tied his horse to a cultivator. The horse became impatient for his stable about 2 a.m., and the young man has been hunting the wheel to that cultivator ever since. He enjoyed his walk home in the early dawn.


Hold a bucket for us while we weep. Joe Baldridge has been transferred from this place to the Chicago lumber yards at Winfield. Joe has been among us for many months, and by his genial ways has won the esteem and friendship of all who know him. His place here is supplied by Mr. W. E. Chenoweth, whom all of the "old timers" know, and who is gladly welcomed back to his early love. Mr. Chenoweth has recently had charge of the Chicago lumber yards at Wellington.




An accident that came near having a fatal termination occurred on Dr. Leonard's place last Monday morning. Two men were engaged in digging a well, and one was being drawn to the surface for some purpose. As he neared the top the windlass got out of fix, one end getting loose, and the unfortunate man was hurled to the bottom, a distance of thirty feet, badly bruising his head and hip. It is little short of a miracle that he escaped with his life.


While the express train was speeding along between Arkansas City and Winfield last Friday, a man was seen standing on the track, eyeing the oncoming train with all the indifference imaginable. Supposing he was an escaped lunatic, the engineer "slowed up," when the man stepped off the track, grinning as if he thought he had done something smart. A well-directed chunk of coal from the fireman would have served him right.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.

We take pleasure in calling attention to the professional card of Dr. H. D. Kellogg, which appears elsewhere in this issue. The Dr. is one of our oldest citizens and is far too well known to need any recommendations at our hands. His office is in Kellogg & Mowry's drug store, where he will be happy to receive calls.


Office in Kellogg & Mowry's drug store.






Ladies, I have the latest novelties in FALL MILLINERY. The most complete and stylish stock ever exhibited in Arkansas City. My figures are very reasonable. Call and examine for yourselves.

My DRESS MAKING department will be under the immediate charge of MISS EASTERDAY.

Your patronage solicited.


One block north of Blakeney's Grocery.



Mrs. E. Watson has just received a large stock of Fall Millinery in the latest styles, consisting of trimmed and untrimmed Hats, Fall Walking Hats, etc. Ribbons, Silks, Satins, and Velvets in great variety. Further notice of winter goods.



for any kind of work in the tailor line. Cleaning and remodeling done on short notice. Cutting done in the latest styles. Orders left for suits will be promptly filled.


Choice Cranberries at S. J. Mantor's.


FANCY Box Stationery at Eddy's Drug Store.


Swap, Swap. I want to exchange a good Horse for a good Buggy. Dr. Alexander.


SOAPS! SOAPS! Fancy and toilet just received at Eddy's Drug Store.


Boss Line Combs and Brushes at Eddy's Drug Store.


LOST. On Sept. 18, at or near Henry Endicott's meat market, two bills, one five and one $10. Finder will be paid one third for its return to this office. T. J. Harden.


GOT EM! GOT EM! Hoopskirts at Fitch & Barron's at

Wilson's Old Stand.


House for Sale. Good story and a half house 12 x 16, first floor bricked and plastered, 10 x 12 kitchen and two lots, in Arkansas City, will be sold cheap. Inquire at this office or of J. L. Huey.


Number One Milk cow for sale by C. R. SIPES.



A good Washington hand press, size of bed 40 x 28 in., for sale Cheap. Also some small pica type. Address this office.


THE EVANS Magazine Gun can be fired 26 times without being taken from the shoulder. For sale at Howard, Rexford & Howard's.


CITY MAPS for sale, $1 each, at the Post office.


For Sale or Trade cheap, a breech loading shotgun, No. 10.



AT COST. Walking Plows and Drills for the next thirty days, in order to reduce our stock, at Schiffbauer Bros.


FOR SALE CHEAP. A good work horse and buggy by C. R. Sipes.







J. L. HUEY, Cashier.

Exchange bought and sold,


Money loaned at the very lowest rates on personal and real estate securities.

Agent for Hartford, Connecticut, Springfield, Phoenix, Continental and American Central Fire Insurance Companies.

Deeds and Mortgages made and acknowledged.






A meeting of prisoners of the war is to be held at Decatur, Illinois, on October 6th and 7th next, in connection with the reunion of Gen. Grant's regiment and veteran association.

All who suffered as prisoners during the late war are urged to send their address, as well as the address of all surviving prisoners, and an invitation will be mailed to each address setting the object of the meeting.









Miss Lily Sanders has left Kansas City.

Capt Scott came in from the west last Saturday.

Attend the Methodist donation party tomorrow night.

So Tabler wasn't discharged, eh? Well, now, what do you want to bet on it?

Agent Miles and clerk, Mr. Wismeyer, of Osage Agency, were in town a few days this week.

Mr. Samuel Hoyt, who has been making his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is visiting our city once more.

W. P. Hackney will address the people of Beaver township at Holland schoolhouse next Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The boys that were hunting south of Salt Fork had the fun of swimming the stream to get home last Saturday.




Jesse Evans was to ship sixteen carloads of cattle from Harper City last week--the first shipped from that place.


Mr. Covington, in charge of an Indian train, started for Arkansas City on the 22nd inst., for flour.

Cheyenne Transporter.


Dr. Chapel lost three head of cattle from murrain. This disease among cattle is frequently pronounced "Spanish fever."


Frank Knisely returned to this place last Thursday, having circulated around throughout the East for the past three months.


Mr. E. J. Godfrey has removed from his farm to town, where he will locate for the winter and perhaps engage in business.


There will be a temperance meeting held in the Parker schoolhouse tomorrow evening. Speakers from abroad will address the meeting.


Charley Schiffbauer has quit trying to blow out matches with his hat. Some fellow is likely to be standing on the outside watching all such proceedings.


Mrs. Couchman, formerly a resident of this place, after inveigling old man Webb, of Missouri, out of a handsome fortune, is now in Kansas, in Heatagin.


Some thirty or forty teams from Cheyenne Agency arrived in town last Monday, under charge of Mr. Covington, the wagon master. They are after flour and corn.


Hon. C. R. Mitchell will address a meeting of the Republicans of Silverdale in the Estus schoolhouse on Monday, October 4. Turn out and hear the straight doctrine.


As stated last week, the Methodist people will give a donation party at their church tomorrow evening, September 30, to which all are most cordially invited. Go and enjoy yourself.


Sixty-four head of cattle, branded ace of spades, are missing from Shultz's camp on Sand creek in Clark county, supposed to have been stolen and shipped at Caldwell or Hunnewell.




Major Sleeth and brother, David, are in Kansas City. The latter gentleman has been suffering severely from catarrhal affection, and is undergoing treatment for the same in the above city.


MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, in this city, on Sunday, September 26, by L. F. Laverty, Mr. Marion I. Quackenbush and Miss Elnora Logan, all of this city.


Rev. Hyden, of Winfield, will talk on temperance in the Methodist church next Saturday evening.


Do not forget the meeting of the county horticultural society in the courthouse in Winfield, next Monday at 2 p.m. An address by Rev. Hyden and a fine display of fruits, etc., will be special features.


The sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered in the Presbyterian church on next Sabbath morning in connection with the service. Service on Friday evening and on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


There will be a Republican meeting held in Centennial schoolhouse, Beaver township, Thursday evening, October 7, and it is hoped that all Republicans will turn out. Hon. Robert Mitchell and others will address the meeting.


Among the names of those who signed treaties with the Cherokees, we find;

Pa-hah-sau-ga, meaning broken arm,

Gag-qua-no, the amorous man,

Lear-he-hosh, the man who weans children too soon,

Toyt-sa-ag-tah, the ambitious adulterer.


Fitch & Barron, of the notion store, have removed their stock into the room vacated by Mr. Wilson, where they will be glad to see their friends. This is the place to go for what you cannot get elsewhere in town. They keep everything.


The semi-annual meeting of the Prairie View cemetery association will meet at the Parker schoolhouse on Thursday, October 7, at 9 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of cutting the grass and protecting the grounds against fire. By order of the committee.




There are seventy-five head of stray horses between Kiowa and Bear creeks in Commanche and Clark counties, 100 miles west of this, that are unclaimed. They are of all sizes, brands, colors, and ages; some harness and saddle marked, others apparently unbroken.


Judge Soward was greeted by a large and intelligent audience last Monday evening in the Presbyterian church, nearly half of which were ladies.


Col. Hallowell, United States District Attorney for this State, spent three days in our city last week in attendance upon Commissioner's court. On Tuesday evening, by request of several citizens, he addressed a political meeting, and made the best speech we have listed to this campaign.


In this issue appears the "ad" of the Creswell Bank, which advertises to do a general banking business, etc., with J. L. Huey as cashier. This gentleman has been long and favorably known among us as a businessman, and will receive a liberal patronage from his many friends and the public at large.


There will be a temperance lecture at the Silverdale schoolhouse in that township on Tuesday night, October 5.



There will be a temperance meeting at Salt City Tuesday night, October 5, and at Stony Point the next night. T. H. Soward, of Winfield, will address the people.



The farmers of Beaver township deserve great credit. Enterprise schoolhouse was literally crowded last Thursday night, some farmers coming as far as five miles to hear Mr. Hackney speak--and this after a hard day's work.


Robert Bent, interpreter for the Cheyennes, arrived home from the East last Saturday, having with him the following chiefs: Big Horse, Bob Tail, Man-on-Cloud, Mad Wolf, Little Raven, Left Hand, and Yellow Bear. They had been to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and thence to Washington, where a council was held with the authorities. They returned very well satisfied, and with no disposition to countenance another affair like the threatened outbreak of a month ago.




One of the old-time jollifications was had last Saturday night at the Central Avenue hotel. J. C. Bennett, the favorite commercial man on the road, who travels in the interest of that well-known house, Ridenour & Baker, ordered a bountiful supply of fresh oysters, which came in on the evening train, and inviting several friends in, a jovial time was had.

The company, among whom were John Powers and I. P. Burrell, of St. Joe, Charles Schiffbauer, J. E. Miller (the Santa Fe conductor), C. M. Scott, Fred Farrar, and "yours truly," after successfully surrounding the select oysters, gathered in the office and while away the hours smoking some of Bennett's best cigars and telling the most select yarns, culled from all parts of the globe. It was an evening long to be remembered, and the "boys" left the next day with a warm spot in their hearts for the Arkansas City fellows, while all unite in a vote of thanks to that prince of good fellows, Mr. Bennett, whose guests we were. We hope to meet them all again soon, and if you'll keepl quiet long enough, we'll try the "jack" story again.


The salt well in Meade county turns out a ton of salt each day, which sells at one dollar per hundred pounds at the mill. Turner & Sturgiss, of Sturgiss, Michigan, are working the well at a cost of not to exceed $2.00 per day. The water is pumped out of the well with a windmill, and run into twenty vats 12 by 16 feet in size, and evaporated in the sun. It is claimed four pints of water will make one pint of salt. The water contains gypsum and lime, very objectionable for salt, as it is apt to spoil meat instead of curing it. The road formerly passed over this well, and was first discovered by a Mexican on his way to Fort Dodge from Fort Elliot. On the 15th day of March, 1879, he crossed the knoll, noting it sounded hollow. Coming back three days later he found the whole side of the hill had dropped down, and the hole was half filled with water. Word was sent back to Dodge and people came for miles around to see it.


"$800 a year and perquisites." This is the way a recently appointed clerk from this city, doing duty at the Pawnee Agency, expresses himself with reference to the emoluments he receives in return for his valuable (?) services. We didn't know what "perquisites" may mean in this case, but if we understand the sign language alright, "perquisites" and change are synonymous terms.




The irresponsible Democratic paper of Arkansas City says that the U. S. Commissioner has been instructed to arrest Gans and others who had a hand in releasing a man from Arkansas under a habeas corpus, who was arrested for selling tobacco in violation of law. There is about as much truth in this charge as any that usually appear from the pen of the old fool who claims to edit it. No application was ever made for such writ in Judge Gans' court, let alone the releasing of a prisoner.

Winfield Monitor.


By far the largest audience ever assembled in Arkansas City greeted Miss Nettie Mills last Sunday evening, in the Methodist church, to hear her on the subject of temperance.





[Published September 29, 1880.]


Entitled an ordinance for the construction of certain sidewalks.

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

SECTION FIRST. There shall be constructed within the corporate limits of City of Arkansas City, certain sidewalks to be laid on the streets and avenues of the course and length herein provided, that is to say; first, commencing at the southwest corner of Summit Street and Central Avenue, running west on the south side of Central Avenue to the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Ninth Street.

SECTION SECOND. Said sidewalks shall be constructed of stone flagging as provided for in Ordinance Number 82, four feet in width the whole length thereof, on such grade as the Council may direct, and subject to the approval of the committee on public improvements.

SECTION THIRD. The owners of lots abutting upon the line of any of the sidewalks for the construction of which provision is herein made, are allowed 30 days from and after the publication of this ordinance to construct the same, and if any of them shall make default, then the City of Arkansas City shall contract for the construction of any portion of said sidewalks that shall not have been constructed, and the expense shall be defrayed by an assessment upon the lots abutting upon the part of sidewalk so constructed by the said city, according to the frontage of said lots.

SECTION FOURTH. This Ordinance, Number 84, shall be and remain in force on and after its publication once in each of the city papers.

A. J. CHAPEL, Mayor.

Attest, I. H. BONSALL, City Clerk.






The partnership heretofore existing between Drs. J. T. Shepard and P. K. Dobyns has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts due them must be settled with Dr. J. T. Shepard, of this place.



Arkansas City, Sept. 25, 1880.






Many have gained the impression that those failing to prove up on their land on or before the 24th of October, 1880, are forever barred from such privilege, and that such lands go into the market again. This is erroneous, and for the benefit of all who may be in doubt we print the facts in the case, as follows.

Any persons desirous of proving up and paying in installments of $50 can do so anytime between August 25th and October 25th. Any settler who filed before May 28th, 1880, and failed to prove up prior to October 25th, can prove up anytime within four months after October 25th without endangering his rights. Any person who had a loss or failure of crops in 1870 [think they meant 1879] and 1880 can get until October 1st, 1882, to prove up provided notice is given to the land office in Wichita.






DIVIDE, Colorado, Sept. 24, 1880.

Editor Traveler: But a short year ago a log house, log store, log stable, and a saw-mill constituted the town and represented the business interests of Divide, while the woodman's ax was all that broke the solitude of the hills, there being but one mine at that time--about two miles from the present town.

The continuous line of immigrants and teams that filled the road from dawn until dark foreshadowed the future, which is now seen in the fine railroad depot, the commodious stores and hotel, and numerous neat little cottages grouped together. A number of tents are scattered around among the buildings, but the near approach of winter is forcing the occupants into more comfortable quarters.

The weather at this time is very similar to the month of December in Arkansas City and Southern Kansas. Yesterday, while riding out in search of horses, I rode through 18 inches of snow--this fall's production. The days are comfortable for this country, but the nights are very chilly--requiring one to wear an overcoat if he stays out any length of time.

The oldest and deepest mine in this vicinity is the one to which I referred at the start--Iron Chest, about two miles east of town. Their shaft is 120 feet deep, with a drift of forty feet. Next comes the Little Hammond, which sold for $40,000 cash last week. Adjoining this is the White Swan, which looks promising, but is awaiting development. West of town the first mine of importance is the Carbonate Black Diamond, owned by an Eastern stock company, which is being worked as fast as money and labor can do it. Then comes the "LL.D.," a very promising mine, which it is thought will start a boom for this place second only to that of Leadville. A short distance from this is the Little Golder, a one-fourth interest in which sold for $10,000 cash about two weeks since. On More's Hill, formerly known as Bear Hill, is the promising "Lone Georgia" mine, and several others whose names have slipped my memory. Many mines are now being named for the Presidential candidates, showing the party feeling of the prospectors.

I will close by advising all who contemplate a removal to this country to wait until late in the spring.








Yellow Bull, second chief of the Nez Perce Indians, frequently comes to Arkansas City, and generally stops with his friend, C. M. Scott. Calling a number of times during the summer, he inquired in broken English where Scott was, and was referred to W. R. Scott at the Central Hotel. Coming there and not finding the object of his search, he did not know what to think of those who had directed him. C. M. coming in soon after, Yellow Bull exclaimed:

"Long time me no see you, me see 'em white-te man, and tell him: You see 'em Scott? White-te say Scott, eat house (Hotel). Me go eat house; no see 'em. Ebery time he say Scott, (at) eat house, ebery time no see 'em."

C. M. Scott then explained there were two Scotts, and he must inquire for "C. M. Scott," and all would understand. The next time he came up he tried the experiment by asking the boys at the drug store: "You see 'em, see 'em Scott?" And was told the Captain was in the Territory. He had to inquire several times, on different occasions, and received satisfactory answers, but Yellow Bull don't yet understand why a man's first name should be "see 'em."





Our office struck the key to Mike Harkins' affections Monday morning--we had a stove up and a good fire going.

Henry Pruden, writing from Dayton, Ohio, last week, says every Republican in the State is at work for the party, and that the State will go Republican by a large majority.

Chester Loveland, for some time past employed in McLaughlin's grocery, is now with Henry Endicott, the jovial butcher.

D. P. Mitchell, Greenback candidate for Congress from this district, will speak in the Presbyterian church tomorrow evening, October 7.

MARRIED. D. S. Rose was married in Winfield last Thursday afternoon to Miss Clements. During their short bridal tour in the East and throughout their journey along the highway of life, the best wishes of their many friends accompany them.


We understand the Central Avenue Hotel changes hands today, Mr. W. R. Scott retiring, and Mr. W. T. Roland taking charge thereof.


Mr. Leander Finley sold a blooded calf to Dr. Chapel this week for $50. The Dr. is getting to be quite a stock man, and we are glad to see he attaches importance to the stock of cattle he owns rather than to the number alone. It will pay in the long run.


Read the article from Silverdale. The sentiment of the country speaks through the heart of an honest soldier and farmer. Amos is reminded that "lies, like chickens, come home to roost." You may roll your back over your shoulder and howl until doomsday, but honest men will not be blinded thereby.




The TRAVELER last week turned out quite a lot of job work for the popular City Hotel. Mr. France, its proprietor, has worked up an immense trade, to accommodate which he proposes building an addition to the present house this fall. He sets the best table ever furnished in Arkansas City, and leaves nothing undone for the comfort of his guests.


NEW DRUG STORE. This week witnesses the opening of another drug store in Arkansas City, under the proprietorship of Mr. James Riley, lately from Eldorado, Kansas. This gentleman has purchased the Davis building, just south of the bakery, which he has fitted up in good style, and having a full stock of everything in the drug line, solicits the patronage of the public.


In another column will be found the advertisement of the school board calling for plans and specifications for a fence for the school grounds. The cost of construction is not expected with these plans, but simply the plans, or styles, themselves, from which a selection will be made, when all who wish will have a chance to bid on the one selected. Let the plans and bids be rushed along, as all are anxious to see the fence built.


The school board for district No. 2 desire plans and specifications for a neat and durable wooden fence for the grounds to the school house at Arkansas City, from which they will make a selection and then receive sealed bids for construction of the same. Plans requested before November 1, 1880.

L. FINLEY, Clerk.


Messrs. Jennings and Mitchell addressed the citizens of Silverdale township last Monday night at Estus' schoolhouse. The house was crowded to its utmost capacity, showing the interest manifested by the farmers in the coming election. Frank woke us up at 2 a.m. to tell us that Mitchell made the best speech of the campaign, and would carry Silverdale almost to a unit. We then rolled over and slept the sleep of innocence.




This issue contains the "ad" of O. P. Houghton, in which attention is called to his large and complete stock of fall goods of every description just received, and embraces everything in the line of dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, hats, caps, and carpets that can be described. The stock is specially adapted to suit the fashions, and must be seen to be appreciated. The "Green Front" is the place to go if you want good goods, low prices, and a square deal.


O. P. Houghton.

Dry Goods,

Hats, Caps,


Boots & Shoes,

Carpets, etc.

At the sign of the GREEN FRONT, noted for good goods, low prices, and square dealing.


The notorious outlaw, West Brown, broke jail at Henrietta, Texas, last Friday, October 1, and made his escape to the Indian Territory. Sheriff Craig, of Clay county, Texas, offers $1,100 reward for his capture. Brown is well known throughout the Territory and southern Kansas as a fearless, reckless man, and a hard character. He participated in the Caneyville, Kansas, robbery, assisted in the murder of Stockstill and Henderson, stock men, and is thought to have been one of the men implicated in the Cowley County Bank robbery in 1878 at this place. For a number of years he has been roaming along the border of Kansas, making his headquarters at the mouth of the Cimarron. More than $2,000 in rewards had been offered for him before he was captured in New Mexico and taken to Henrietta. On one occasion he traveled four hundred miles to kill a half-breed Indian who had informed an officer of his whereabouts.


List of dead letters remaining uncalled for in the post office, at Arkansas City, Kansas, Oct. 1, 1880.

Berg, John L. (2), Boker, E. C., Best, James, Bowen, P. C., Cartney, John; Coleman, T. H.; Coton, John, Coburn, C. S., Devine, Patrick, Edward, Samuel, Edwards, Jack (2), Fisher, George, Fox, Wm., Green, J. B., Hanson, John, Harvey, Thomas D., Gibgis, Arthur, Laury, B. R., Lee, Dr. Wm., Mirers, Wm., Mead, Frank J., Monroe, Riley, Parker, Jeff T., Passley, J. W., Perisho, James E. (3), Sowash, J. A., Teters, George, Teter, George P., Teters, Dollie, Towles, E. F., Tom, Lewis, Taylor, Henry J. (4), Watters, James, Wimberly, Charles, Willett, W. H., Wilson, D. H., Walters, Will, Woodman, W. C. & Son.

NATHAN HUGHES, Postmaster.






SALT CITY, Oct. 2, 1880.

Fall is being ushered in by a fresh supply of weather, and as the comforts of home life in winter suggest themselves to the young people many of them are making steps toward the connubial state.

MARRIED. A young fellow from Wichita took a Royal prize from our community a short time since, in the person of Miss Royal. May good fortune attend them.

BIRTH. John Corby, our ex-ferryman, is the father of a brand new boy.

The signs this fall point to a big crop. Corn is being cribbed, and is yielding better than expected. The farmers have finished plowing wheat, and are preparing their ground for next season.

Dr. Stansbury, of this city, has sold his property here for a good figure and gone to Kansas City, to attend a course of medical lectures.

Our stores are full of new goods, and everybody is fixing for a lively fall trade. In fact, Salt City is booming.







SILVERDALE, October 2, 1880.

The Democrats of Lower Grouse had quite an interesting time at Coburn's schoolhouse on Thursday last, at 7:30 p.m. After some little trouble in securing a chairman (none of the party desiring office), Mr. Hill was induced to act. I never saw either of the speakers before, but was told their names were General Amos Walton and Hon. Dr. Leonard. The General made a great impression on his Democratic audience of nine by a fine oratorical display, who cheered him as if they were afraid of hurting the floor. The impression he made on us Republicans was that he hadn't his lesson well learned. It may not be improper to notice some of the General's "p'ints," as he termed them.

He said he could explain what had become of the Republican votes of the South, which he did to the satisfaction of his nine. He said the negroes were persecuted by their old masters to vote the Democratic ticket. The General ought to know that every school boy in Silverdale township knows how the negroes were persuaded. The "old masters" persuaded Judge Chisolm and his innocent children to cease voting the Republican ticket.

Dixon was persuaded not to oppose the nominee of the party the General represents with the good loyal Southerners whom the General said had now come back under the flag; but he did not tell us these same loyal persuaders gave Dixon's murderer the best office in the county, and sent him to Cincinnati to nominate the candidate whom General Walton will support.

The spirits of those murdered children will appear as witnesses against any party who will willfully make such false representations.

In 1876, in the State of Alabama, there were 68,230 Republican votes counted; in 1878 there were 213. Alabama is only a fair sample of the Solid South, and in a free North the editor of a newspaper gets up and attempts to make an audience believe that 68,017 men in one State were persuaded in two years to leave the party that was instrumental in securing their freedom. "The right preservative of all rights must and shall be maintained in every part of the United States," says the sixth plank in the Democratic national platform, 1880. What does it mean?

He charged General Garfield with desertion at Chickamauga, which he did not do.

He charged him with being implicated in the Credit Mobilier, which he was not.

He eulogized Hancock as a soldier and military man, but forgot how his party condemned General Grant for being one four years ago.

He told how the Republicans under Gen. Grant had defrauded the Government, but did not say anything about the Democrats of the South, who make war on the United States Marshals that a Democratic Congress refused to pay.

He closed by appealing to Republicans not to support a Winfield ring, speaking of Mr. Hackney in a light manner; but don't you forget it, General, the soldier boys will send W. P. Hackney to the State Senate. He is the volunteer's brother and friend. That scar on his face will admit him to the Senate chamber. He marched, fought, and starved with us, and we will honor him again. He wore the bloody shirt you harp so much about. The thirteen thousand dead who sleep in the pine woods of Georgia near Andersonville, whom your party starved to death, cry out from their neglected graves for us to stand by our comrade and vote for the principles for which they died--only to have their widows and orphans refused an increase of pension by a Democratic Congress, 68 out of 109 voting against it.

It is recorded against your party.






With reference to Mr. Hackney and the Emporia normal school, which Amos would have the people think was a terrible affair, we will state that Mr. Hackney simply took from the school the public treasury and forced it to look to its land grants and good works for success. Every legislature since then has endorsed his action, and the schools were never in a more prosperous condition than now.





Just take a look at Matlack's front.

Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer returned from her visit to Kansas City last Saturday.

Joe Sherburne came up from Ponca last Friday and took the train for Topeka on Saturday.

King Collins, one of the old timers, was in town Saturday, running for a St. Louis firm.

We are happy to state that Dr. Shepard is somewhat improving, and we hope soon to see him around again.

BORN. Tuesday, Oct. 12, to Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Bell, of this city, a nine pound boy. Good.

There are 210 pupils in attendance in our public school, seven of whom came in from Dexter.

Dr. Jamison Vawter is dangerously ill with an attack of brain fever. Several Winfield physicians have attended him.

Jasper Houston is now rusticating in the Territory as a wood-butcher at Oakland, headquarters of the Nez Perce Indians.

F. Bohle, who inspects all the flour leaving this place for the Indian Territory, arrived last Thursday and spent several days with us.

That carpet exhibitor of O. P. Houghton's is the latest swindle out. It makes about two feet of carpet cover a large room. Go and see, believe and buy.

W. W. Irons, who has been rusticating in Colorado the past summer, returned last week. He will try it again in the spring, and thinks he can then make it pay.

Mrs. Rentzschler and children started for Illinois last Monday. The citizens assisted her to get back to her friends, as her husband is supposed to have died in Colorado.

DIED. Mrs. Davis, mother of Mrs. Parker, living in East Creswell, died last Thurday afternoon and was buried Friday afternoon in the cemetery near the Parker school house.




If you want anything first class in the boot and shoe line, don't forget to call on W. W. Brown, at his place on the west side of Summit street. Read his card in this issue and give him a call.



West Summit Street, Arkansas City.

Fair work, sewed or pegged, to order; special attention paid to repairing; best and cheapest in the city. Give me a call before buying elsewhere.


Wyard Gooch is rapidly improving his residence lots, and will soon have one of the nicest homes in the city. The latest addition is a neat picket fence, the same being nicely painted.


Capt. Curtis, in charge of a U. S. surveying party, passed through town last week. He is making another survey of the Arkansas river, in view of its improvement so as to be capable of navigation.


Theron Houghton purchased a residence in the northwest part of town last week, and is now busy fixing up the same in readiness for his family, whom he expects home from the East in a few days.


The boss sweet potatoe of the season was laid on the table by Thomas Norman last week. It weighed seven pounds, nine ounces, and was raised on Wyard Gooch's farm east of town.


The Dexter school, taught by Prof. Phelps last season, has received one of the educational prizes of the Western Fair Association, just held at Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, Kansas, for superior excellence in its work last year.


DIED. Yesterday about 3 p.m., of membranous croup, after an illness of about a week, Charles, son of J. W. French, of this city, aged six years.


Tom Schultz, who has charge of Terrill's stable at this place, was bitten on the leg by a black spider last Saturday evening, and suffered severely therefrom until the poison in his system was counteracted.




While Col. Whiting was coming up from Ponca Agency last Sunday morning, he started up thirteen black tailed deer, but for the first time since he has been agent, he was without any firearms, and had the pleasure of seeing them go leisurely on their way.


The law requires a notary's commmission to be recorded. Many have failed to comply with this law, and when an affidavit from the clerk of the court is wanted, he can't certify unless the commission is on record in his office. Send your commissions to E. S. Bedilion, clerk of the district court.


Dr. W. S. Mendenhall, of Winfield, called on us last Friday. He came down to consult with Dr. Vawter in the case of Dr. Shepard, who has been quite ill for some time. Dr. Mendenhall is one of the leading physicians of this county, and enjoys a very lucrative practice, built up on the merits of his professional skill.


Our young ladies propose giving a social at the residence of L. C. Norton one week from next Friday evening. Such, we are informed, is their intention, but it occurs to us this is the time set for the first dance of the season--the 29th inst. One of the two had better change, so that there will be no conflicting arrangements.


Ed. Gray, in making up correspondence from Silverdale last week, has a great deal to say about soldiers and fighting, etc. We wonder where Ed. was when the fighting was done? We find the most terrible warriors of today, are those who were in swaddling clothes when the real fighting was done. Democrat.

Like Christ and Bob Ingersoll, we are persecuted for righteousness' sake.


South Bend is again to the front. This time it was Mr. J. Birdzell who placed upon our table the product of three hills of potatoes. They were of the "peach blow" variety, and five of the largest weighed seven and one-half pounds, while the entire product of the three roots was thirteen and one-half pounds of the best "potato meat" we ever saw.




Wm. Berkey, Jr., called on us last Wednesday, and incidently informed us that his esteemed Senior was in Chicago, buying goods for the new stone store at Salt City. The old gentleman proposed taking in the St. Louis fair during his absence and seeing the sights generally.

P.S. The old man got home yesterday.


R. A. Houghton & Co. have just opened the "Star" meat market on the west side of Summit street, where can always be found an abundance of every variety of fresh meat, chickens, etc. See their card in another column. This firm will pay cash for hogs in any number. Our old friend, J. I. Mitchell, manipulates the stock knife, which reminds us of the olden days.


West Summit Street, Arkansas City.

Has always on hand a supply of first class beef, mutton, pork, fish, and chickens.

Hides, pelts, and wool purchased.

Cash paid for hogs.



S. E. Maxwell, of the Walnut Valley nurseries, comes out with a card in this issue in which he proclaims all kinds of nursery stock for sale. Everything sold at this nursery is home grown, so that purchasers run no risk of losing their trees in the process of acclimatization. Farmers and others needing nursery stock will consult their best interests by giving Mr. Maxwell a call.


Established 1873.

S. E. MAXWELL, Proprietor.

Has always on hand a large selection of choice forest trees, ornamental shrub, fruit trees of all kinds, vines, and small fruits. Four miles east of Arkansas City.



George McIntire, Joseph Schuster, E. T. Horne, Mr. Midkiff, Capt. Scott, and three Nez Perce Indians--James Rubens, Charley Moses, and Wolf Head--started for Leavenworth last Monday afternoon, to attend the U. S. Court. Agent Whiting started Sunday afternoon. They are subpoenaed as witnesses in two cases: one for selling liquor to an Indian, and one for stealing hides from the Nez Perces.




Mrs. Herrington's advertisement appears in this issue. She is living in the house owned by Mrs. Page and formerly occupied by Mr. Finley. She does the most beautiful flower and fancy work in hair, wax, paper, and zepher we ever saw, and those wishing tasty ornaments cannot do better than to give her a call. A sample of her work can be seen at Mrs. Watson's millinery rooms.


Wishes to inform the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity that she has located in the northwest part of the city, and is prepared to do all kinds of


Also, braiding and stamping. For particulars call at Mrs. Watson's millinery rooms. Patronage kindly solicited.


Judge Christian has moved his office back into his old quarters, over Mantor's grocery, where he can be found during the day. Parties wishing any kind of deeds or papers drawn up should give the Judge a fair share of their business. His age and affliction constitute a double claim upon our people, and it can be met with no extra cost to our citizens but a little thoughtfulness when needing anything in his line.


SABBATH SCHOOL CONVENTION. The Creswell township Sabbath schools will meet in convention in the First Presbyterian church on Thursday, October 21. All interested will take notice and see that our convention is a success. The programme will be published next week. The committee on programme and arrangements will meet at Dr. Reed's office on Saturday next at 2 p.m. All Sabbath school workers in the city are expected to attend.


President of Township.



Report of attendance at the Arkansas City school for the month ending September 29, 1880.

No. in Primary Department .......... 71

No in Secondary Department ......... 41

No. in Intermediate Department ..... 51

No. in Advanced Department ......... 47

Total: 210

Daily average attendance: 171

Daily average absence: 39

No. pupils neither absent nor tardy: 48

The irregularity is much greater in the primary and secondary departments, showing that the pupils are not probably kept out for help or business. If the bad habits of irregularity and want of punctuality begin and are permitted to grow strong in early years, the effect will be felt in after life. The ratio of pupils neither absent nor tardy to the total number is 48 to 210. Should this be satisfactory? Does this way of managing the educational interests seem to be wise? The figures here pre-

sented are copied from the school report for September, 1880, which are sent to the county superintendent and compared with reports from other parts of the county. These in turn are compared with county statistics throughout the State. In view of this, would it not be well to exert ourselves somewhat to maintain a high standard for our schools?



Last Wednesday Mr. W. T. Roland, of Winfield, purchased the appointments of and leased the Central Avenue Hotel, lately run by W. R. Scott. This house during the past six years has been a favorite with the commercial men, and is known among them as the neatest and pleasantest of hotels. We gladly welcome Mr. Roland and his estimable family, and trust the citizens of Arkansas City will extend to them a liberal, substantial patronage--feeling confident that Mr. Roland's experience in catering to the wants of the public will enable him to give good satisfaction.


MARRIED. Frank Wood is with us again for a few days--this time with a bride of two weeks. As fast as his friends recover from their surprise at this new departure, they take occasion to extend their congratulations to the newly-wedded couple, and wish them all the joy allotted to mortals in this world. Frank says he thinks he will eventually return to Arkansas City and make his home with us.


The "ad" of the City Drug Store is to be found elsewhere in this issue, the same being located two doors south of the bakery. This establishment has been newly and tastefully fitted up, and contains a complete assortment of everything usually kept in a first-class drug store. Mr. Riley, the proprietor, is a gentleman of several years' experience in the business, and we preduct for him a remunerative patronage.


South Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kas.

A full line of


and everything pertaining to the business.

Physicians' Prescriptions Carefully Compounded Day or Night.

JAS. RILEY, Proprietor.




Your attention is called to the change in Kellogg & Mowry's advertisement this week. They have a special line of sheet music and musical goods. In their Gospel Hymns they have all the numbers combined, which makes a most choice collection, and among their sheet music may be found the very latest instrumental favorites now having an Eastern run. An idea of their fine assortment of lamps may be had by glancing in that tasty show window.

AD: Why Delay?

Wall paper AT COST at Kellogg & Mowry's. Now is the time to buy.

Lamps of all descriptions, including the latest styles of Library and Bracket Lamps. Chimneys, Shades, etc.

SHEET MUSIC. A fine assortment to select from just received; latest and best.

GOSPEL HYMNS, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined, now in stock.

ATTENTION, MUSICIANS! We have a select stock of violins, accordeons, violin bows, cases, etc., and intend to make our store headquarters for musical goods. Our E violin string has no superior. Steel strings constantly on hand.

WE KNOW the above to be true, and that better bargains are offered you at Kellogg & Mowry's than any store in town.


Mahlon Bond brought in a tolerably fair sample of corn last Monday morning, which was raised on the old Max Fawcett place, northwest of town, on the Arkansas. There were nine stalks, the tallest of which was something over nine feet, bearing in all nine ears--all from one grain of corn, as shown by the root. Mr. Bond also raised on the same place a muskmelon measuring five feet in length. The corn can be seen in the TRAVELER office. There's nothing small about Cowley.


A dance is on the tapis. Good enough. But if you are going to have one, have a good one, and let there be nothing wanting to make the occasion as enjoyable as those of "ye olden time." Mr. Roland, the new landlord at the Central Avenue Hotel, has kindly offered the use of the spacious dining room of that house--not only for this occasion, but whenever it is wanted during the season. This is the best dancing room in town, and as the whale said to Jonah, "we think we will take this in."




Last Wednesday, about 2 o'clock in the morning, the people of Salt City were aroused to the fact that the house of Mr. James Axley was in flames. It was a new house, and its owner was just finishing it up ready for occupancy. Before anything could be done, the flames had gained too great a headway, and the building burned to the ground. Fortunately there was nothing in it but the workmen's tools, which, however, is quite a severe loss to them. This is the second loss sustained by Mr. Axley by fire, his stable and horses burning last spring.


Where is that well for the waterworks? We would like to see it. Democrat.

Our friends up the way are probably not yet aware that the contract was let some three weeks ago, and that work has been progressing on said well for something like two weeks. If you have the time, and are not too lazy, you had better take a walk down in the neighborhood of Speers' mill, where you will see a hole eight feet in diameter and about twenty-two feet deep. In case enough water is found, this is to be "that well for the waterworks."


An incident of a distressing nature happened on our streets, yesterday, about noon, to a stranger as he was coming from the depot. As he approached the store of A. A. Newman & Co., he was observed to become excited, conducting himself very peculiarly, wildly clutching at the air, and finally with a deep groan sank to the earth. Several passers-by ran to his assistance, but for some time he remained unconscious, only opening his eyes for a moment to close them in another spasm. Finally he recovered with a gasp, and as he looked at the pile of boot and shoe boxes in front of A. A. Newman's store, he shuddered and exclaimed: "Do my eyes deceive my ear sight?" He desired to be conducted before a notary public, that he might swear to the fact that A. A. Newman & Co. have the largest, best, and cheapest stock of boots and shoes ever brought to this city. Dot ish so!


Improvement being the order of the day with our school board, let us suggest something that will go very nicely with the new fence soon to be put around the grounds, and which we are sure will meet the approval of every tax-payer. It is this--that a stone sidewalk be laid along that portion of the block fronting on High street, and from the gate to the building.

A neat fence will improve the appearance of our fine school building very much; a four-foot walk along High street, and a six or eight-foot walk from the street to the building, circling from a point in front to either entrance door, would not only add to the beauty of the grounds, but would come nearer placing them on an equality with the building. The tax on each tax-payer would be little or nothing, which would be more than offset by the pride all of us would take in the improved appearance.


Mr. Felton, living east of the Walnut, is our authority for the statement that salt sown on wheat will increase the yield one-half. The amount of salt used is 150 pounds to the acre, and can be sown with the wheat, or in the spring. If this proves true, it is worth trying, as salt can be purchased at little cost compared with the benefits claimed from its use. Mr. Felton says he will try it on half his wheat.






Corrected every Wednesday morning from actual sales.


Wheat, No. 3, per bushel: 65 cents

Wheat, No. 4, per bushel: 55 @ 60 cents

Corn, per bushel: 20 cents

Oats, per bushel: 25 @ 30 cents

Irish Potatoes, per bushel: 60 @ 75 cents

Hay, per ton: $3.50 @ $4.50

Butter, per lb.: 20 cents

Chickens, per dozen: $1.75 @ $2.25

Eggs, per dozen: 10 cents

Hogs, per cwt.: $3.50 @ $3.75

Cattle, Butchers: $2.00 @ $2.25

Cattle, Good shippers: $3.00 @ $3.25

Lard, per pound: 10 @ 12 cents

Wool, per pound: 20 @ 22 cents

Wheat Flour, per 100 pounds: $2.25 @ $3.00

Graham, per 100 pounds, $3.00

Corn Meal, per 100 pounds: $1.20

Shorts, per 100 pounds: 40 cents

Bran, per 100 pounds: 40 cents

Chop feed, per 100 pounds: 60 cents

Salt, per barrel: $2.50





Read the following testimony of the best citizens of Lincoln, Illinois, who have no more interest in this election than in some of Amos' delinquent wash bills.

LINCOLN, ILL, June 17, 1880.

To J. Wade McDonald, Attorney-at-law:

Information has reached this city that your partner, W. P. Hackney, is a candidate for the State Senate of Kansas, and that it is reported in Winfield that said Hackney absconded from the State of Illinois.

He lived in this (Logan) county from youth. When about to leave, he in public and notorious manner made known that he was about to quit business, leave this State, and go west to reside permanently. He closed up his business and paid all his debts before leaving. His whereabouts since he left have at all times been known here. The people of Lincoln and this county generally have been gratified to learn of his success in Kansas, and will be pleased to know of his success in the future.

SILAS BEASON, Mayor of city of Lincoln.

R. F. AYRES, Sheriff of Logan county.


JOSEPH REAIN, County Treasurer.

STEPHEN A. FOLEY, County Judge.


LINCOLN, ILL., June 17, 1880.

J. Wade McDonald, Attorney at law: In the case of Smith vs. heirs of James Jackson, reported in the seventy-sixth Illinois reports, we were the attorneys for complainants. Hackney was not personally served with process, he did not appear in the case, either as attorney or otherwise. We personally know Hackney did not abscond the State of Illinois. Since he left his whereabouts have been known to us and the public generally.






Stacy Matlack's mother is visting him from Tiffin, Ohio.

A stone sidewalk is being laid in front of Terrill's livery stable.

Capt. C. M. Scott sold his building on Summit street yesterday to a gentleman in New York for $1,000.

A dance will be held tonight in Winfield in Manning's hall. A few go up from the terminus to "trip the light fantastic."




The quiet city of Caldwell was startled by one of her periodical murders recently. Caldwell is a splendid town--to emigrate from.


Frank Schiffbauer and wife, and Ed. Shepard, of Hunnewell, made the city a visit last Sunday. They returned on Monday morning.


BIRTH. Born October 13, 1880, to Walter Fry and wife, of Bolton township, a daughter, weighing 13-1/2 pounds. Pretty good for a beginning!


Joe and Lafe Merritt, of this "burg," are being visited by their cousin, Edwin Pry, late of Bloomfield, Iowa, now residing near Hutchinson, this State.


Mrs. Vawter, mother of the Drs. Vawter, is in town from Milton, Kentucky. She came in response to a telegram announcing the sickness of her son, Jamison.


Mrs. W. J. Stewart, of Denison, Texas, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Shepard, of this city, and will probably spend the winter with relatives and friends in this vicinity.


Kobie, the Kiowa boy who recently returned from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, very sick, and who was brought from Caldwell to this Agency by Mr. J. H. Stuart, died in a few days after reaching the Kiowa Agency. Transporter.


That man who was seen early Tuesday morning picking up a $10 silver certificate near Hoffmaster's well, will please deliver same to this office so that it may be returned to the owner.


Mrs. E. Watson's "ad" announcing the receipt of a large assortment of millinery goods, will be found in this issue. We safely recommend the ladies to give her a call, and see the many novelties she has provided for the fall and winter seasons.


Mrs. E. Watson has just received a large and elegant assortment of Fall and Winter Goods in the NEWEST STYLES.

Among them may be found the latest novelties of the season--Felt and Napped Beaver Hats, Turbans and Walking Hats, Ostrich Plumes and Tips, Fancy Feathers, Jet and other Ornaments.


please call and examine these goods.




The building formerly occupied by Mantor & Blakeney is being fitted up and will be opened this week as a saloon by Frank Knisely, who invites his friends and the public to call upon him next Saturday and participate in his free opening.


All Baptists living in Arkansas City and vicinity are requested to meet at the residence of Mr. Sample on Thursday, October 28, at 4 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of talking up and, if practicable, to take the initial steps in the organization of a Baptist church.


Ed. A. Clisbee, reported to have dropped dead on the streets of Wichita, is in Kansas City, in the wholesale drug house of Dickenson & Devens, 1427 Grand Avenue, doing well. Ed. has a thorough knowledge of the drug business, and is an excellent



Bolton township has been extensively canvassed in the interest of temperance within the last few weeks with very satisfactory results. Miss Fanny Skinner, we are informed, was successful in gaining the greatest number of signers in advocacy of the amendment to be voted on next month.


A. M. Smythia sees last week's potato and goes it four ounces better. He brought us in a specimen last Monday weighing seven pounds and thirteen ounces, grown on sod ground, and says he has several weighing over seven pounds.


Mrs. J. Q. Shepard and Miss A. Shepard, brother and sister of our Dr. J. T. Shepard, are visiting in this city at the present time. Mr. Shepard is a practical farmer, owning and running a farm in the vicinity of St. Joseph, Missouri, and thinks that there is no doubt that a bright future is in store for Cowley county.


The city council met last Monday evening and passed an ordinance levying a tax for the payment of sidewalks. The ordinance will be published in our next issue. The council also granted Frank Knisely permission to open a saloon in the building north of Mantor's grocery for the term of his unexpired license.





An invitation, dated October 13, comes to us from Col. Whiting, the gentlemanly agent of the Poncas, to attend the laying of the corner stone of the new school building at Ponca Agency on Friday, October 22. The agency folks have been making extensive preparations for this affair, and efforts have been made to obtain speakers from abroad. We are certain that all who attend will feel fully paid for their trip. The following is the programme of the day.

Prayer by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Chaplain.


Laying the Corner Stone, by Capt. G. Wiley Martin.


Addresses by Capt. G. Wiley Martin and others.

Address to the Nez Perces by Mr. James Reubens.

Address to the Poncas by Standing Buffalo.



U. S. COURT ITEMS: The old tailor, George Manson, who sold whiskey to the Nez Perce Indian, Charles Moses, confessed the crime, and was fined $25 and costs.

The hide thief, Mardrett by name, was found guilty by the jury, and his attorney moved for a new trial.

The old blacksmith counterfeiter was sentenced to State's prison for one year.

A. W. Patterson's trial for selling liquor without a license was continued until next term of court.

The boys charged with selling cigars without license compromised their cases for about $25 each.

The witnesses from Winfield, Arkansas City, and the Territory all returned last Saturday, after enjoying a lively time at Leavenworth and Kansas City.


EDITOR TRAVELER: It is a matter of deep regret that there should be any alleged necessity on the part of the town council to prosecute work on the public well on the Lord's day, and still more is it to be regretted that the work should be so prosecuted as to disturb the devotion of God's people when engaged in His worship in the sanctuary. Charity might for once excuse this breach both of courtesy and law, but when it is alleged that there was within the city limits an actual horse race, then charity and forbearance both cease to be virtues, and justice and law both demand that our civil officers simply see that the law is enforced hereafter. OBSERVER.




After four years of faithful service, Treasurer Bryan turned the records of his office over to his successor Tuesday morning. No county officer has enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the people as has Mr. Bryan. He leaves the office with every cent of the half million of dollars which have passed through his hands accounted for, with the books in a splendid condition, and the business of the office in perfect shape. Mr. Harden has filed his bond, signed by most of the leading men of the county, and representing a quarter of a million dollars. It is the most complete security ever offered in this or any other county.




The advertised meetings for Hon. W. P. Hackney at Shriver's school house in Sheridan township, Moscow in Silver Creek, Churchill's in Ninnescah, Star Valley, and Harmon's in Rock, Woolley's Crooked Creek, and Bonnewell's in Vernon, Arkansas City, Dexter, and Winfield are withdrawn. He will speak at Dexter on Friday, Oct. 29th, at 7:30 p.m.


Chairman Rep. Cen. Com.


TO MY FRIENDS AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY: I take great pleasure in announcing that I have again opened my office, and would be pleased to attend to all business entrusted to my care, either as a lawyer, notary public, or justice of the peace. I also represent the Home Insurance of New York and the Phoenix of Hartford, Office in the old TRAVELER block, upstairs, Summit street, Arkansas City, Kansas.



W. J. Keffer is busy as a bee with his saw-mill in South Bend, but he takes time to read the TRAVELER, and last Monday stuffed two good hard Republican dollars in our unwilling palm, saying he couldn't possibly get along without the pioneer journal of the Arkansas Valley. Jake is one of our first subscribers, and has hung to the TRAVELER through tick and thin for ten years.


The first ball of the season will be given by the Arkansas City social club on Friday of next week, October 29, at the Central Avenue Hotel. One hundred and fifty invitations have been sent out, or will be during this week. The young men have sent to Wichita for music, and from the preparations being made it cannot fail of being a success. Price of tickets, one dollar.




Our city marshal's attention is drawn to the rather extensive stock of implements on the sidewalk on the west side of Summit street, opposite Pearson's furniture store. To parties passing, either night or day, these implements are anything but pleasant. Two feet of sidewalk, and that next to the building, is all any firm is allowed.






By virtue of an order of sale issued out of the district court of the county of Cowley and State of Kansas, and to me directed and delivered, in an action lately pending in said court wherein J. C. McMullen was plaintiff and Samuel L. Endicott was defendant, I will, on


at 2 o'clock p.m. at the south door of the court house in the city of Winfield, in said county, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in hand, all the right, title, and interest of the said defendant, in and to the following described real estate, situate in said county: to wit: The west half (1/2) of the southeast (1/4) of section thirty-five (35), township thirty-four (34), south of range four (4) east, containing eighty (80) acres, in Cowley county, Kansas. Said property was levied upon and will be sold as the property of said defendant without appraisement to satisfy said order of sale. Given under my hand, at the sheriff's office in the city of Winfield aforesaid, this the 12th day of October, A. D. 1880.

A. T. Shenneman,

Sheriff of Cowley county, Kansas.





The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe company has bought the Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern, formerly the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston. The Kansas, Lawrence & Southern is one of the old Nettleton roads, and runs from Kansas City and Lawrence in a southwesterly direction to Wellington, Kansas, near the line of the Indian Territory, which branches to Coffeyville and to Hunnewell. The distance from Lawrence to Hunnewell is 225 miles, to Wellington 237 miles. The Kansas City branch to Lawrence is 53 miles long, and the Coffeyville branch 16 miles.

The object of the Santa Fe company in securing this property, was, no doubt, for the purpose of securing a line that will be able to compete with the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, which is controlled by Jay Gould. It is the intention of the Santa Fe people to extend the line as soon as possible through the Indian Territory to a connection with the Texas roads.






HACKNEY...."The present campaign has been productive of more bitterness than has been exhibited in Cowley county politics for years--more, if possible, than was shown in the fight against Mr. Manning four years ago. . . ."

"The election of Mr. Shenneman last fall, in the face of most outrageous lies, and without any attempt on Mr. Shenneman's part to explain them away, proved conclusively that Cowley county voters were not governed by such a disreputable sheet as the


". . . But the most cowardly and unprovoked assault upon Mr. Hackney comes in the shape of a slur from Charles C. Black, who gave the readers of the Telegram to understand that the scar Mr. Hackney carries on his cheek was received in a drunken row in Illinois. This was done because a correspondent of the TRAVELER recently said that scar came from a bullet during the war. This slur chanced to meet the eye of Mr. Samuel Watt, of Pleasant Valley township, who thus resents the line in an article to the Monitor.

PLEASANT VALLEY, Oct. 13, 1880.

Ed. Monitor. My attention has beeen called to an article in the Telegram, a paper edited, owned, and controlled by Chas. C. Black, the Democratic candidate for State Senator, charging that the scar on Mr. Hackney's face was received in a drunken row in Illinois, and not in the army. When Chas. C. Black published this, he published a lie, and he knew it to be such when he did it. I am from the same county in Illinois (Logan) from which Mr. Hackney is. I served during the war with Mr. Hackney, in the same regiment, the 7th Ill. infantry. He was captain of Co. H. I was present and participated in the battle of Allatoona Pass, in Georgia, Oct. 5th, 1864, and was wounded in that battle. Mr. Hackney was shot in that fight through the face and also through the body. His brother was wounded in three places during the same fight, and a brother-in-law was killed.

When a contemptible puppy like Chas. C. Black attempts to belittle W. P. Hackney and make sport of his scars, it is time that all soldiers, both Democratic and Republican, sat down on him. It is to Hackney and such men as he that the country is indebted today for its existence: and the cowardly sneak who assaults him is a fit companion for rebels and their allies.

Yours truly,



If further proof should be wanted, the following, from "Ambrose's History of the 7th Illinois Infantry," is amply sufficient.

"The hills tremble; the fort is wrapped in fearful flame. Amid dying groans the cannon crashed. Men are falling; their life-blood is streaming. Six thousand strong the rebels are pressing the gallant old 7th, while one continued flame pours from the muzzles of her sixteen shooting Henry rifles. A horde against a handfull! The great battle of Allatoona Pass is now over. Corse, Rouett, Tourtelotte, with the surviving of the gallant fifteen hundred, fling their tattered and blood-washed banners triumphantly over this field of death. We now look around us and behold the fort dripping with blood. We attempt to move through the fort and we find it almost impossible without trespassing upon the dead. We change our position. Who do we see here wounded and bleeding? We look again.

"Tis the Hackney brothers, laying side by side. We are wont to say here we see the embodiment of manhood. They looked but boys before the battle, but they look like men now. Look at that cheek; behold that frightful gash! 'Tis a mark of royalty. When future years shall have rolled down the stream of time, and when the country is at peace, on that cheek will be a scar that will lead the mind back to the eventful years that saw this nation 'leap lie a giant from her thralldom of tyranny.'

"We look again. Here lies Lieut. John E. Sullivan of Co. I. He fell fighting like a Spartan. Heroically he braved the frightful tempest and went down crowned all over with laurels of glory. He fell mortally wounded and died about 10 o'clock the next day. We were called to his side as his last moments of life were drawing nigh. Said he: 'Give my sword to the gallant William Hackney of Company H! (which company he commanded when he fell). 'Brave men, I will soon leave you--will pass the river of death.' We stood by his side again, but his spirit had departed and the noble warrior was free from the angry strife of men."

Mr. Hackney has no desire to "read his history in a nation's eyes," or to "wade through slaughter to a throne," but he certainly is justified in resenting such an insult from a person like Charley Black, whose size and habits preclude the possibility of his shouldering anything more war-like than a nursing bottle or rattle-box. A disposition to common fairness among the voters will revolt against such an unwarranted defamation of a man's character. Mr. Black's slur has made more votes for Hackney than all the other Telegram lies have drawn from him.

In conclusion, we wish to say to the voters of this district the real question is, which is the abler man for the State Senate--Mr. Hackney or Mr. Black? There certainly can be but one answer. Four years ago Mr. Hackney and the TRAVELER secured the defeat of Manning. We worked then for what we deemed the best interests of our county, and especially this portion of the county; we are doing the same today. Our voting readers stood by us then, approving our course by their ballots; we trust and believe you will do likewise next Tuesday.

The TRAVELER has no part or parcel in anything but the commercial prosperity of Arkansas City and Cowley county, and when we say the interests of this community will be best served by Mr. Hackney's election, we know whereof we speak. For ten years the TRAVELER has worked to this end, and it always will. Your prosperity means our prosperity. We believe that whatever measure may be brought up in the coming legislature inimical to the interests of any portion of Cowley county, it will be vigorously and effectively opposed by Mr. Hackney. . . ."





[Published October 27th, 1880.]


Entitled as Ordinance levying a special tax to pay the cost and expense of making certain sidewalks therein named.

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

SEC. 1st. That a tax of ten dollars and fifty=eight cents ($10.58) be levied and collected from each of the following lots, to-wit:

Lots number twenty-four (24), twenty-five (25), twenty-six (26), and twenty-seven (27), in block number sixty-eight (68), all in the City of Arkansas City. The number of feet of said lots fronting and abutting on said sidewalks, being twenty-six feet and four and one-fifth inches, and the cost of constructing said sidewalks being ten dollars and fifty-eight cents ($10.58), and the cost per front foot being forty (4) cents per front foot as per contract.

SEC. 2nd. That a tax of ten dollars ($10) be levied and collected from each of the following lots, to-wit:

Lot number twenty-two (22) in block number fifty-three (53), and lots number fifteen (15), sixteen (16), seventeen (17), eighteen (18), nineteen (19), twenty (20), twenty-one (21), twenty-four (24), and twenty-five (25), in block fifty-four (54); also lots number twenty-three (23), twenty-four (24), twenty-five (25), twenty-six (26), twenty-seven (27), and twenty-eight (28), in block fifty-three (53), all in the city of Arkansas City. The number of feet of said lots fronting and abutting on said sidewalks being twenty-five (25) feet, and the cost of constructing said sidewalks being ten dollars ($10), and the cost of front foot being forty cents (40) as per contract.

SEC. 3rd. That a tax of eleven dollars and twenty cents ($11.20), be levied and collected from each of the following lots, to-wit:

Lots number thirteen (13), fourteen (14), fifteen (15), seventeen (17), and eighteen (18), in block number fifty-six (56), all in the City of Arkansas City. The number of feet of said lots fronting and abutting on said sidewalks being twenty-eight (28) feet, and the cost of constructing said sidewalks being $11.20, and the cost per front foot being forty cents (40) per front foot, according to contract.

SEC. 4th. That a tax of fifty-two dollars and eighty cents ($52.80) be levied and collected from each of the following lots, to-wit:

Lots number one (1) and twenty-six (26) in block number fifty-six (56), also lots number one (1) and twenty-eight (28) in block forty-five (45), also lot number one (1) in block number thirty-three (33), also lot number one (1) in block number seventy (70), also lot number one (1) in block No. forty-six (46), also lot No. twenty-eight (28), in block fifty-eight (58), also lot number one (1) and tweny-eight (28) in block thirty-four (34), also lot number one (1) in block number twenty-two (22), also lot number one (1) in block sixty-nine (69), and lot number fifteen (15), in block number sixty-eight (68), all in the City of Arkansas City. The number of feet of said lots fronting and abutting on said sidewalks, being one hundred and thirty-two feet (132), and the cost of constructing said sidewalks, being fifty-two dollars and eighty cents ($52.80), and the cost per front foot being forty cents (40) per front foot as per contract.






Next Tuesday does it. Good-bye, "Chawles."

We are pleased to see Dr. J. Vawter on the street again.

Captain C. M. Scott came in from the Territory yesterday.

Superintendent Story made our city a flying visit last Monday.

"Turkish Parole." For further particulars, see Schiffbauer Bros.

DIED. Died, on Monday last the infant child of Mr. Kelley, of Grouse creek.

You don't want to be surprised if Mr. Hackney gets 1,000 majority next Tuesday.

Charley McIntire has been quite sick for the past week or ten days, but we understand he is now convalescing.

Mr. Theron Houghton will shortly open out a stock of saddlery and harness in the stone building lately vacated by Fitch & Barron.

Absolutely the finest cigar in town is the "Key West" brand kept at the new "Tivoli." It costs something to get them, but they are daisies.

The nobbiest pen-holders in the country are the celluloid holders at Shepard, Maxwell & Walker's drug store. Loot at them, and then buy one.

A mistake occurred in our last issue. The fine imposed upon Joe Drennan and young Trimble was only $10 each, instead of $25, as stated. Good for the boys.

The Indian flour business is on the move still. A large train of wagons came in on Saturday and others are on the roads between the different agencies and this point all the time.

Gardner Mott's residence in the west part of town has recently been embellished by the addition of a stoop and several coats of paint, thereby much improving the appearance of the same.

The McLaughlin Bro.'s in the stone store are doing a thriving business in groceries, etc., the same being the inevitable result of the care and attention given to their large and increasing trade.

The new grocery firm of Wood & Kroenert will occupy the room just north of Kellogg & Mowry's drug store, which will be renovated and refitted in first class style. They expect to be all ready for business in about two weeks.




The largest stock of general dry goods ever brought to the city is now being opened at A. A. Newman & Co.'s where bargains of all kinds are daily presented to the hosts of customers who through their store rooms from early morn till dewey eve.


Windsor is the largest township in the county, and Winfield the most populous. Windsor has ninety sections of land: Maple, Nenescah, Beaver, Silver Creek, Sheridan, and Omnia are all the same size, each having thirty-six sections--a geographical township.


Ollie Stevenson, for the past year a typo on the TRAVELER, and Ben Matlack have gone west to grow up with the country, having started for New Mexico last Thursday. A card from them at La Junta stated they were all right and going right along. Success to them.


Our enterprising merchant Stacy Matlack has fitted up a room in the basement of his building for a clothing department, and having just received a full stock of fall and winter clothing in the best materials and latest styles, can supply all in need of anything in this line.


On Tuesday evening of last week a gathering of old settlers was held at the residence of T. H. McLaughlin, in honor of Mrs. Meigs and Mrs. Bowen, who have been visiting their friends in this vicinity. They returned to their homes in Harper county last Saturday.


Hon. W. P. Hackney and Hon. C. R. Mitchell will hold a meeting at Odessa school house, Pleasant Valley township, this evening at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Mitchell will address the Republicans of East Creswell in the Baldwin school house next Saturday night at the same hour.


During his abortive effort at a speech in this city, Charley C. B. seemed very much exercised because our candidate for the State Senate is a personal friend of General Manager Strong, of the Santa Fe railroad. He is not only a personal friend, but he is one of the directors of the company in whose interest a bill is now pending in Congress, giving them the right of way from here to Fort Smith, and our people expect many favors at Hackney's hands in consequence thereof.




Frank Wood, well known in this city, goes to Arkansas City soon to form a co-partnership in the grocery business with a Mr. Kroenert. Mr. Wood's wife, nee Miss Emily Richardson, will accompany him. Wichita Republican.

We shall be pleased to welcome Frank and his fair young wife to the social circles of our city, and as to that "grocery business" we can only say both Frank Wood and John Kroenert are well and favorably known in this vicinity and we feel assured will receive a patronage that cannot fail of making their undertaking a complete success.


Next Friday is the time set for a good rousing dance for which every preparation has been made to ensure a most enjoyable time. Several of Winfield's boys are expected. It will be held at the Central Avenue Hotel instead of Matlack's Hall as at first intended.


Dr. D. E. Anderson came up from Kaw Agency last Saturday. The Doctor has been acting in the capacity of post surgeon at this Agency for the past two or three weeks, in the absence of Dr. Hunt, who is visiting in Texas, and we understand he is becoming a favorite with the Indians.


All Baptists living in Arkansas City and vicinity are requested to meet at the residence of Mr. Sample on Thursday, October 28, at 4 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of talking up and, if practicable, to take the initial steps in the organization of a Baptist church.






The 22nd of October, 1880, will be long remembered by the people of Ponca Agency, Indians and whites, and those of us who were fortunate enough to be present and take part in the events of the day--a day set apart for laying the corner stone of the industrial school building at Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.

A goodly number of ladies and gentlemen from Arkansas City, Pawnee Agency, and other places, who had been courteously invited by the agent, Col. Whiting, arrived the evening before, and had been "taken in" by their hospitable friends.

From early dawn wagon loads of bright-looking Nez Perces from Oakland, about fifteen miles west of Ponca, came rolling in. Quite a large number of the men and boys were well and comfortably dressed in citizens' clothing--their hair cut short, and having all the appearance of steady, well-to-do farmers going to church. Their wives and daughters were more gaily dressed, but their bright-colored poohaneen, or shawl, and their red or blue tawk-a-muth, or head handkerchiefs, were arranged with remarkably good taste, giving them a tidy, cheerful appearance that was quite picturesque and pleasant to look at. The balance of the men seemed to cling to their scarlet or blue blankets, gay trappings, long hair, ear-rings, paint, and other peculiarities of savage life inherited from their forefathers. Ponca horsemen from distant parts of the reservation came dashing over the hills on their fleet ponies, their bright-colored trappings glittering in the morning sun, while little groups of three or four came straggling in from the tepees and houses in the distance. Near the corral some Ponca men and women were busy cutting up two beeves that had been slaughtered for the occasion, and in fact everything around the Agency betokened the advent of something unusual--the shadowy forerunner of some coming event.

About 10 o'clock we walked out to the site of the school building, and found Col. Whiting, busy superintending the preliminary arrangements. Leaving the workmen, he took us along the solid foundation wall, pointing out the different apartments--the reception rooms, the recitation rooms, the dormitories, the culinary department, etc., showing by his manner that the important work he is so zealously engaged in is to him truly a "labor of love." About 11 o'clock the Nez Perce procession was seen advancing toward us, everyone admiring their orderly manner and attractive appearance as they took their position in front of the school house, the men in front and the women and children in the rear. The Poncas followed and arranged themselves on the north side, also presenting a very respectable appearance. The chiefs of both tribes were seated side by side on seats prepared on the platform, the pipe of peace being handed from mouth to mouth during the ceremony. Behind them was an organ with Miss Kate Whiting as organist, and some ladies and gentlemen of the Agency as choristers.

Mr. James Rubens, interpreter for the Nez Perces--himself a full-blooded Nez Perce, and by the by, an exceedingly intelligent Christian gentleman--stood in front of his people, whilst Mr. Esaw, interpreter for the Poncas, took a position in front of the assembled chiefs, each interpreting to his people the several addresses as they were delivered.

Everything being ready, Col. Whiting made an appropriate address, followed by Rev. S. B. Fleming, of Arkansas City, who led in prayer. After the dedication hymn by the choir, Capt. Martin stepped forward and delivered an eloquent address suitable to the occasion. Another hymn from the choir, and then came the laying of the corner stone.

Before doing so, however, Col. Whiting held up a large tin box, containing many articles that will be of interest to those who, in future generations, may find them in their resting place, and be curiously wondered over as mementos of those old-

fashioned folks who lived "a thousand years ago." The box was then carefully deposited in its "little bed," hewn out of solid rock, the corner stone (well bedded in mortar) placed over it by Col. Whiting, the trowel handed back to the master mechanic with instructions to use every diligence in carrying on the good work, and the corner stone of the industrial school was laid, amid the hearty wishes of all present that it may prove an abundant blessing to the Indians around us, and that from its walls many educated Christian Indians may go forth to be in their time a blessing to their people and an element of strength to the land of their birth.

The Nez Perces were requested to sing one of our Sabbath school hymns in their own language, which they did with considerable vim, all standing up--young and old all seeming to join in with hearty good will.

Several gentlemen were then called upon for addresses, among them Maj. Bowman, agent of the Pawnees, Mr. Rubens, and Tom Hill. This article is perhaps already too long, but we cannot close without giving a synopsis of them, that of Tom Hill being in many respects the most remarkable we ever heard. Mr. Rubens was listened to with marked attention. He told us how the Nez Perces before us came down here in an almost savage condition, and how so many of them had embraced Christianity, and were earnestly striving to walk in the good path; that this had all been done without the assistance of white men, but that their hearts yearned for the sympathy of their white brethren, and in a few manly words asked for the prayers of all good men that they may all be brought out of the woods of ignorance into the glorious light of the sun of righteousness. He was too modest to say, what is well known by many of us, that much of this change is owing to his own earnest missionary labor among this interesting people.

Tom Hill commenced (in the Nez Perce tongue) by sketching his early life, when he roved as a young Indian in the wilds of the far northwest, trained in all the traditions, barbarous customs, and superstitions of his fathers. He traced his life up to manhood--his having been taken prisoner and sent away down here, far from the mountains of his boyhood and the graves of his loved ones; how his heart was very bitter within him, but that, through the talk of Christian friends, he had been brought to see things in a different light, and that now he saw no chance for the Indian only by doing as he had done--adopting not only the white man's religion, but his dress, education, and habits. His manner was not only eloquent and impassioned, but deeply imbued with a heart-felt earnestness that blanched his cheek and glowed in his dark eyes that flashed like coals of living fire. He fairly took us by surprise, and as he spoke, warm words of applause and clapping of hands showed how deeply he had moved the hearts of his audience.

After another hymn from the Nez Perces, in English, Mr. Fleming pronounced the benediction, and we all left, feeling that we had been amply rewarded for having come so far, and wishing great prosperity to Ponca Agency and all the good friends who had so kindly entertained us.

J. W.

The following comprises a list of the articles deposited in the box at the laying of the corner stone.

Standing Buffalo: One knife case.

Hairy Bear: One necklace.

Big Bull: One necklace.

White Eagle: One Sioux scalp and a war whistle. (The scalp was taken by Little Bear, and the Sioux was killed by Joseph Esaw.)

Child Chief: Pair of moccasins.

Little Swift: Silver ring made in 1865.

Makes Crier: Necklace and ring.

Jesse Beard: Buffalo-hair lariat rope.

Three Eagles (Nez Perce): Finger ring.

Red Wolf: String of beads.

Feathers-Around-Neck: Bear's-claw bracelet.

Alexander Waters (Nez Perce): A necklace of bear claws.

Jim Horn (Nez Perce): Feather ornament worn in time of battle.

Jay Gould (Nez Perce): Pair of horns worn on a war hat.

Yellow Bull (Nez Perce): Head war ornament.

Aw-tas-poo (Nez Perce): Necklace.

Red Elk (Nez Perce): Necklace.

Daniel Jefferson: One necklace and two finger rings.

James Porter: Bracelet of beads.

John Hill: Bracelet.

Tom Hill: Two elk teeth.

Samuel Fleming (Nez Perce): Two finger rings.

White Owl: One shell ear-ring.

By Nez Perce women: 5 basques, 2 bonnets, 1 horn spoon, 19 bracelets, 21 finger rings, 8 necklaces, 7 elk teeth, 1 eagle feather, and specimen of root from Idaho called [? kous or koits ... really not sure?] by the Indians.

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce put in one finger ring.





The soldiers are about to leave Caldwell for winter quarters at Fort Leavenworth.

Mr. Samuel Hoyt and Mr. Harkins are fitting up an office next door to the Green Front, on west Summit Street.

Riley says the place to buy cigars is at the City drug store.

Mr. A. C. Heflin and wife returned last week after quite an extended visit. A. C. says he hurried back in order to vote.

Stone sidewalks are being put down in several places on Summit street, much improving the appearance of the same.

France, of the City Hotel, looks tired and careworn. Too many people wanting good chuck, and not sufficient room, is the cause of his troubles.

Rev. S. B. Fleming preached a temperance sermon to a large and appreciative congregation in the White church last Sunday evening.

Those who desire to prove up should notice that it is no longer necessary to advertise as heretofore. This change was made by Tom Ryan's late law.

Some Nez Perce Indian Police recently arrested some parties hauling wood from the Territory, and made them take it down to the Agency. An Indian is no fool.

But half a day's ride from Arkansas City will land you where antelope can be seen in herds of twenties, and wild turkeys are plenty. So the mighty hunters tell us.

The articles deposited in the cornerstone of the Industrial school at Ponca Agency were valued above five hundred dollars, that sum being offered for the box and its contents.




Trappers are now laying in winter supplies, and are rusticating in the Territory. There is said to be plenty of beaver on Thompson creek, only twenty-five miles from this city.


If the amendment don't put a stop to all such business, Knisely & Patterson, at the new "Tivoli," bid fair to build up a profitable trade. They are undoubtedly artists in their line.


William Parr, in skinning a beef last Monday, had the misfortune to cut one of the arteries in his leg, which caused the loss of considerable blood. Dr. Kellogg dressed the wound.


The case of the United States against Wm. H. Whiteman, formerly agent of the Ponca Indians, is called at Fort Smith, Arkansas, this month. The witnesses from Ponca left last week.


By request of the presbytery, Rev. Fleming will spend next Sabbath with the Nez Perce Indians at Oakland, in consequence of which there will be no services at the white church on that day.


A collection was taken up in the First Presbyterian church last Sunday evening for the benefit of the destitute settlers in Russell county, in the western part of Kansas. A lady just from that section presented the sufferers' claims to the charity of our people.


Joe Hoyt is back from Leadville and the mining districts of Colorado, and shines resplendant in long hair and a suit of oil-tanned buckskin, which shows indications of considerable service. Joe reports a fair amount of success in the mines, and will shortly return.


A stone sidewalk is being put down on west side of Central Avenue. Democrat.

Central avenue happens to run east and west, and just how you locate that new sidewalk is as mysterious as the source of some of your Democratic lies.


David Hollenbeck and Joe Hoyt, "Buckskin Joe," as he is familiarly called, were at the Tremont yesterday to dinner. They were on their way to Arkansas City from Leadville, to which place they will return soon. They are partners of Frank P. Crews, of this city. Wichita Republican.




Dr. Carlisle, of East Bolton, visited our office last week.


Beyond doubt some parties are stealing cattle from the different herds in the Territory. Thomas Hill, on Bitter creek, has lost twenty-one head, ten of them branded 0 on the left hip, and eleven with a diamond brand on right hip, and we have heard of a number of others who have sustained losses.


On the first page of this issue is a graphic description of the exercises at Ponca Agency, recently, at the laying of the corner stone for the industrial school at that place, together with a list of articles deposited therein. Our readers are indebted to the facile pen of our townsman, Mr. James Wilson, for this entertaining account of the doings at Ponca.


The Second Annual Opening Ball of the Y. M. S. C., of Winfield, will be held in the Opera House of that city, on Friday evening, Nov. 5th, 1880, under the auspices of the Young Men's Social Club, which of itself is a guarantee that the affair will be a success in every respect. As Jonah said to the whale, "we'll try and take this in," and would advise our b'hoys to do ditto.


It is with unfeigned pleasure that the friends of J. E. Miller welcome him back to Arkansas City. He returned last Saturday, after an absence of one month, bringing with him his wife and daughter, who have been spending the summer in Massachusetts, and immediately resumed his duties as conductor on the Santa Fe road, in which capacity he is a general favorite.


"One by one the roses fall," and one by one the wanderers return. R. C. Haywood has built an addition to his cosey residence on High street this summer, and thoroughly fitted up the house and surroundings, and last Saturday Mrs. R. C. Haywood returned from her eastern trip to brighten the same. Little Carl was radiant over the ownership of a game chin and the fact that he now possesses a "real little pony,"--that is, a meat one.

[??? Really did not understand sentence about little Carl. ???]




If there is a man in the Indian service who understands managing an Indian Agency, that man is Col. Whiting, of the Ponca and Nez Perce Agencies. He superintends building the new school house, makes his own brick, burns his own lime, and in fact furnishes everything except the pine lumber and nails. Another fact worthy of note, and in this business an item of considerable importance, he is well liked by all the Indians and white people of the Agencies.


Prof. E. T. Trimble, of Winfield, will preach in the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath afternoon at 3 o'clock, from a Baptist standpoint. All Baptists should make it a point to be in attendance. Mr. Trimble is recommended as a pleasing speaker, and we trust he will be welcomed by a large audience.


Elsewhere will be seen a notice of horses taken up by C. B. Dorchester, who lives at Willow Springs, the halfway point between Arkansas City and Ponca Agency. Any parties who can give thorough and complete proof of ownership can have this stock by paying charges thereon.


I have three horses at my place, Willow Springs, twenty miles south of Arkansas City, which were taken up as strays. Owners can have same by thoroughly identifying them and paying charges. C. B. DORCHESTER.


The ball given by the A. C. S. Club at the Central Avenue Hotel last Friday was largely attended, and being the initial hop, augurs that the club will meet with a glorious season. The elite of Winfield, represented by Misses Kate and Jessie Millington, Miss Laura Watson, Miss Grace Scovill, Miss Minnie Bacon, Miss Cole and Messrs. C. C. Harris, W. J. Wilson, L. Pence, D. Harter, B. Crapster, J. Hyden, ___ Burke, and E. G. Cole, contributed largely to the enjoyment of the evening. Supper was served at midnight, after which dancing was resumed until three a.m., when the votaries of Terpsichore sought the arms of Morpheus and dreams in which the jollities of the evening were rehearsed.


At the annual meeting of the Sabbath school board of the

M. E. Church, in this place, last Monday night, W. M. Blakeny was elected Superintendent, and the time for meeting was fixed at 11:30 a.m., instead of 9:30.





Mr. Gardiner, of New York, a nephew of Mr. Jas. Wilson, is visiting in the city.

Miss Linnie Peed is teaching school at Udall, in the northeastern part of the county.

The new rooms and vaults for the County Treasurer and Registrar are almost completed.

The city well was completed on Tuesday of last week. It contains twenty feet of water.

Hunters make from three to five dollars per day killing ducks, quails, and prairie chickens for shipment.

A. Mann and J. B. Splawn, two of Grouse Creek's old-time residents, gave the TRAVELER office a call last week.

Mrs. Al Newman and Mrs. Theoron Houghton returned to Arkansas City last Friday, after an extended visit in the Eastern States.

David Pruden, of Dayton, Ohio, surprised his many friends in this city by paying them a short visit this week. He was accompanied by his partner, Mr. Sachs.

Two families passed through town last Sunday on their way to Oklahoma. Capt. Payne, the famous projector of this scheme, is at present lying sick in Mulvane.

The Arkansas City town site contains 171 blocks and 4,390 town lots, including Leonard's addition. The dimension of each block is 280 x 350 feet, with the exception of twelve, which are 50 x 116-1/2.

Our genial friend, Rudolph Hoffmaster, has once more taken up his abode in our city after a summer spent at the Geuda Springs. He has taken charge of Terrill & Ferguson's livery stable on Fifth avenue.

From the Fort Smith Elevator we learn that the bill before the Choctaw Council to grant the right of way to a railroad through the Indian Territory from Fort Smith to Paris, Texas, was defeated by a small majority.

For a man whom the Democrats declared would be completely snowed under this fall, Judge Gans received a very comfortable majority, his opponent lacking something over a thousand votes of having as many as the Judge. Gans says he can stand all such snow drifts.

Another party of hunters start for the Cimarron tomorrow: Dr. Chapel, Boon and Jasper Hartsock, George Allen, Will Barnett, and Frank Winans. They propose making a trip of about ten days' duration, and doubtless think they are going to kill something.




As expected, Winfield city polled the largest number of votes this year--594, while Creswell township surprised them all, by coming to the front with 420. Though a pretty thorough vote was polled, we believe this township has 450 legal voters, some not voting and others absent.


Our neighbors of Winfield had quite a gala day last Saturday, when Messrs. Black and Lynn paid their obligations on the election result. Black wheeled Brother Millington, and Lynn, barefooted, trundled a barrow-load of rock down Main street, to the evident enjoyment of an immense crowd.


Some parties went into the Territory about two weeks ago, their prairie schooners emblazoned with the motto, "Oklahoma or Bust." They passed through town last Sunday, their prairie schooners emblazoned with the trite but significant tall piece of their motto, and "Bust" written in every lineament.


We had the pleasure of meeting yesterday Mr. G. Hutchison, of Lexington, Missouri. Mr. Hutchison is a brother-in-law of Mr. Wilson, with whom he will remain for the present, taking the place of Mr. Kroenert. We hope he may like his new home well enough to make it a permanent one for himself and family.


Mr. B. Y. Hunt, one of Beaver township's best citizens, and a warm friend of the TRAVELER, was in town yesterday. We had quite a pleasant chat with him in the course of which he stated that he had on his farm two full-blooded Durham cows that could not be beat anywhere either for size or milking qualities.


Mr. E. J. Godfrey has just completed a number one cellar and stone foundation for a residence upon his lots on Third street in the eastern part of our city. E. J. says he intends to put up a good frame dwelling and to otherwise improve the property with a view to making his future home among us. He hopes to have the house ready for occupation early in the spring.


Ridenour & Thompson have been fitting up new show cases for their late stock of jewelry for the holiday trade. Their assortment of watches and jeweler's goods is the best ever in Arkansas City. Go in and look at them, and if you haven't money enough to buy finery, step over to the other side of the house and try the best nickle cigar in town.




Somebody stated a rumor Monday afternoon in the neighborhood of the school house to the effect that one of the horses belonging to the Wizard Oil troupe was to walk a rope uptown. So excited became the children over the prospect of such a show that it is said the teachers dismissed school in honor of the event. Good enough for the children.


Houghton & Speers have just received a new lot of clothing, and have left Jerry Adams to run the store while they are off on a hunt in the Territory.


The following is the list of letters remaining uncalled for in the post office at Arkansas City, November 1, 1880.

Darrah, Mrs. E.; Edwards, Jack; Edwards, Solomon; Farnsworth, Dan; Frye, J. H.; Gibbs, Biddle; Gifson, Wm.; Hamilton, John; Haney, Mr.; Hasty, Miss Vity; Kearn, John; Kelso,

J. O.; Lincoln, Philip; Martin, Jack; Mitchell, Jas. W.; Mathews, Phil; McFadden, John H.; Moore, Jas. H.; Nichols, John; Phillips, Mrs. E. J.; Sherman, Mary; Stickel, Lenora A.; Scheffe, George; Taylor, Hank; Tompkins, A.; Toms, David; Williams, Isabella; Wait & Brown; Welch, Nellie; Williams, Henry; Wagner, E. A.

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

N. B. HUGHES, Postmaster.


Hunting is all the rage now. Last Monday morning a party of six started out, consisting of Eugene Eddy and nephew, Mr. Charles Crosswell, son of ex-Governor Crosswell of Michigan, R. A. Houghton, Frank Speers, Charley Howard, and Mr. Worthley, a brother-in-law of the Howard boys visiting them from Maine. They will be joined at Ponca Agency by Joe Sherburne and Mr. George Reed, a relative of Mr. Sherburne who arrived from the land of Platisted [?] last Friday--the entire party expecting to return Saturday night. May good luck attend them.




Messrs. Kroenert & Wood come to the front this week with a new "ad," which heralds forth the advantages to be obtained by trading at the "Diamond Front." These gentlemen have brought on a very large and well selected stock of everything pertaining to a first-class grocery, which they have opened out just north of Kellogg & Mowry's drug store, and solicit the favor of a visit from all. The boys are well known, and we wish them every success in their business enterprise. Don't forget the sign--the "Diamond Front Grocery."


Kroenert & Wood

Have just opened out a large and elegant stock of staple and fancy GROCERIES!

One door north of Kellogg & Mowry's drug store, where they invite the patronage of the public. Their stock embraces everything found in a first-class grocery, and the proprietors take pleasure in showing their goods, feeling assured that they have facilities for selling as cheap as the cheapest. Give us a call and examine our stock.


Back to the old home hearth they come as the chill blasts and other concomitants of the winter season materially detract from the pleasures of a camping out life. This time it is the return of Jim Leonard, James Burrell, and Chris. Birdsell that we have to chronicle, they having put in an appearance on last Monday's train from a summer of roughing it amid the varied charms of Colorado. The boys do not report making any big strikes, but state they had a tip-top time and intend to try it again next summer.


Next Saturday the fulfilling of a wager made between Charlie Schiffbauer and Dennis Harkins will take place as a result of the presidential election, the loser agreeing to carry the winner upon his back down the center of Summit street from Central to Fifth avenue. NOTE: ARTICLE DID NOT STATE WHO WAS THE WINNER!


There's nothing small about New Mexico. Ollie Stevenson, who left here a few weeks since, in writing from that Territory to a friend in this city, closes with the statement that "a man just came into camp bringing a tarantula weighing fourteen pounds and seven ounces."




We take much pleasure in drawing attention to the new "ad" of the Cowley County Bank. This is one of the oldest as well as most reliable banking firms in the county and under the management of Major Sleeth as president, and H. P. Farrar as cashier, enjoys a large and lucrative patronage.


W. M. SLEETH, President. H. P. FARRAR, Cashier.

Arkansas City, Kansas.





Your business solicited.


We are pleased to learn of the appointment of Miss Fannie Skinner, of East Bolton, to the charge of the school at the Ponca Agency, whither she goes in about two weeks. The schools are lucky in obtaining the services of Miss Skinner, who is one of our brightest social ornaments, as well as a teacher of experience and a young lady of acknowledged ability and varied



Mr. Theron Houghton has just opened up a large and complete stock of harness, saddles, etc., in the stone bank building on Summit street, where he is also prepared to do all kinds of fancy and plain work, having secured the services of one of the best workmen in the county. Farmers are particularly invited to call and examine his stock. See his "ad."


Just opened in the stone bank building by


Fine work a specialty.


Mr. James Rennick has opened up a restaurant and boarding house on Fifth Avenue in the building west of Matlack's store lately occupied by Mrs. Finney. The advantages he offers to persons desirous of obtaining good board at reasonable rates can be seen by a reference to his card.


First door west of Matlack's store on Fifth Avenue.

Meals at all Hours.

Day board at reasonable rates. Single meals, 25 cents.




White Sewing Macines.







FIVE SADDLE HORSES, Bridles, Saddles, Light Wagon, Sheet and Bows, complete camping Outfit, shot gun, pistols, etc., for sale. Cheap. C. M. SCOTT.


FOR RENT. Store room 20 x 60 feet, with shelving and counters. Also two rooms upstairs. C. M. SCOTT.


PLEASE BRING back my umbrella. C. M. SWARTS.


HOUSE FOR RENT. Enquire of J. L. Huey or at this office.


S. J. MANTOR, at the well known 333 grocery store, delivers goods free to all parts of the city.


WANTED. Corn husks at P. Pearson's Furniture Store.






Captain Payne is still confined to his bed at Mulvane, but the boom goes marching on. There was a meeting of the leaders of the movement yesterday, and definite action was taken in regard to the pending expedition to Oklahoma. The muster rolls of the colony show that a force of from 2,000 to 3,000 men can be relied upon to move at the appointed time. The date of the invasion is not made public, nor the place of rendezvous, but it is surmised that there will be a simultaneous advance from various points on the frontier, moving to a common objective point, and that the colonists will go to stay.

We shall be able to give further information as the facts transpire. It is evident that the boys are in dead earnest, and the dying echoes of the November election will mingle with the resounding slogan of "On to Oklahoma." Wichita Republican.





Sheep for sale, and nice ones, too. See advertisement.


5,300 ewes and 100 lambs, good grade Colorado sheep, crossed with Merinos, to arrive at Caldwell Nov. 25, and remain one week, when, if not sold, they will be moved to Howard, Elk County.


Howard or Caldwell, Kansas.


Dennis Harkins paid his bet last Saturday like a man.


Mrs. Kendall Smith, of Ponca Agency, has been visiting friends in this city during the past week.


Dr. P. K. Dobyns has returned from Indiana where he has been rusticating for the past two months.


DIED. Died at Maysville, Colorado, November 11th, 1880, a son of Elisha Bowers, a former resident of this city.


We regret to announce that Robert J. Maxwell has been confined to his room for several days past with a severe cold, but is now on the improve.


The Wizard Oil company spent a week at the terminus, leaving for Parsons last Sunday. Their music was splendid, whatever the merits of their medicine.


Hank Mowry brought a fine five-year-old buck, weighing 102 pounds, into the city last Monday. He shot it on the Arkansas river about ten miles below the Territory line.


Mr. Bohle, U. S. Inspector of Indian supplies, has been in the city for several days inspecting flour, wheat, and corn for the different agencies. He left for Wichita yesterday.


The Young Ladies' Home Mission will hold a social at the residence of Mr. William Benedict on next Friday evening.


MARRIED. Married, on Thursday, November 11th, 1880, at the residence of Rev. S. B. Fleming, in this city, Mr. Abraham H. Buckwalter and Miss Mary Urquhart, both of Bolton township.




J. C. Loveland, of the City meat market, has been engaged to butcher for the Ponca Indians at their Agency during the coming winter. He left for his new location last Monday.


J. N. Cline, the popular manager of W. T. Ekel's lumber yard at this place, left on last Saturday's train for a two weeks' trip to Indiana. Mr. Roberts, of Winfield, will have charge of the yard until his return.


A trade was consummated between A. W. Patterson and Cap Sanford last Saturday, by which the latter gentleman becomes the owner of the building now occupied by C. O. Brooks as a livery stable, on Fifth avenue.


Mrs. Walker of Monmouth, Illinois, is spending a few days in our city visiting her son, Mr. John B. Walker, a member of the well-known firm of Shepard, Maxwell & Walker. Mrs. Walker was accompanied by another son so that Johnny is enjoying the pleasures of home society for a season.


List of jurors drawn to serve for the December term of the district court of Cowley county.

Richard Haworth, Dexter township.

H. H. Higbee, Sheridan.

M. B. Hennan, Spring Creek.

Ira Patton, Cedar.

J. R. Taylor, Vernon.

Nathan Brooks, Silver Creek.

A. G. Ross, Maple.

Abraham Schurtz, Bolton.

John Moreland, Liberty.

L. Holcomb, Pleasant Valley.

G. S. Cole, Ninnescah.

W. B. Skinner, Bolton.


Searing is a lover of nature and all that, but he says you can't depend solely upon this agency to successfully conduct a flour mill of any pretensions, and the enterprising firm of Searing & Mead, in the purchase of an engine and steam fixtures, have removed the inconvenience under which they have frequently labored in the lack of water. Their new engine is expected daily, is of 75-horsepower, and with the stone addition to the mill which its advent necessitates building, is of the most substantial improvement of the season. It is encouraging to note such evidences of prosperity on the part of our friends.




The Walnut river is to have a new supply of fish of the choicest variety. We are informed that a number of shad will be put in here, and that they will be expected to make annual trips to the salt water. State Fish Commissioner Long says there is no question but that the shad will travel to salt water each year and return again to this locality. We would not for the world dispute the assertion, or question the knowledge of the State commissioner, but we cannot for the life of us understand how the little fellows can make such a trip in one year and grow any.



We understand that Mr. L. C. Wood, formerly of this city but now of Wichita, has secured from the Government the contract for removing snags from the Arkansas river between Wichita and Fort Gibson. He is building a boat at Wichita, and expects to be in Arkansas City about the first or second week in December. If our friend can crown his labors with success, we may look for a revival of the navigation scheme.


Frank Houghton found a galena lead in sight of town the other day, the ore from which, at a depth of fourteen inches, assayed 960 ounces of silver to the ton and over 50 percent lead. How is this for a tenderfoot?

The above is clipped from the South Arkansas Miner, published at Maysville, Colorado. Frank has friends and relatives here who will echo our wish that he has struck something that will pay him handsomely.


We take pleasure in calling attention to the card of the Central Avenue Hotel, which appears in this issue. This hotel is commodious and well-furnished and under the management of the genial host, Mr. W. T. Roland, we can safely recommend it to the traveling public as also to our own community as one of the best hotels to be found in Southern Kansas.


W. T. ROLAND, Proprietor.

Everything new and first-class, the best accommodations for commercial men of any hotel in Southern Kansas. When you come to Arkansas City, stop at the Central Avenue.




A number of the farmers living east of the Walnut met at the residence of R. L. Marshall on November 11, and organized a Bird Protective Club, with R. L. Marshall as president, J. R. Perry as secretary, and Uriah Spray as treasurer. They complain very much of the way in which the game has been ruthlessly slaughtered, and express themselves as determined to put a stop thereto. In witness of the sincerity of their efforts we refer our readers to the "Notice to Hunters," and advise them to govern themselves accordingly.


Notice is hereby given that all hunting and gunning is strictly prohibited on the farms owned or occupied by the undersigned. Trespassers will be prosecuted to the utmost extent of the law.



















We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. A. B. McCandlass, of Columbia City, Iowa, an old friend of Major Sleeth, who has been visiting in this city during the past week and looking after his landed interests in this vicinity. The Doctor is a good Republican as well as a genial gentleman.





A circular received by Cap. Sanford, of this city, yesterday from the headquarters of Payne's Oklahoma colony at Wichita, under date of November 20, states that the colonists will cross the Territory line on Monday, December 6, and desires all colonists to be on hand at the following places by that time: Caldwell, Arkansas City, and Coffeyville, Kansas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Dennison, Texas; and such other points as may be most convenient to the objective point--Oklahoma. The circular is signed by D. L. Payne, president, and W. A. Sherman, secretary.






Gen. John Pope has fired off his annual columbind in the form of an official report, reviewing Indian affairs in the Department of the Missouri. The burden of the document is devoted to the late eruption of the Southern Cheyennes and repeated and pending raids of Capt. Payne into Oklahoma. Gen. Pope details the action of the military authorities in twice removing Payne and his followers, and on the last occasion turning them over to the United States district court of Fort Smith. He says it is certain that Payne and his comrades "fully believe in their right to settle in the Oklahoma district, and are anxious to test the question in the United States courts. He also expresses the belief that it is the intention of the colonists to reenter the Territory pending the trial of their case, and under the President's proclamation it will be necessary to arrest them and repeat the same process. Gen. Pope accordingly urges that the question of their right to settle in the Territory be passed upon as soon as possible by the U. S. court, now in session at Fort Smith.

It is clear from the general tenor of Gen. Pope's report that he anticipates a formidable raid. He is too well informed not to know that the Oklahoma Colony whose headquarters are in Wichita represents an enlisted force of several thousand men, scattered through Southern Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, and that the mass of these recruits will respond to the call for a general movement, advancing simultaneously by front and flank to the heart of Oklahoma.

They commit no trespass upon Indian reservations; they will occupy only the ceded lands, from which the Indian title has been extinguished by Government purchase, and which are designated as "public lands" on the Government maps. It is true also that the executive is prohibited by act of Congress from locating any more Indian tribes upon any public lands, and hence they lie in idleness and implied perpetual isolation from development and civilization. The position of Capt. Payne and his associates is ably fortified by the elaborate opinion of Col. Broadhead, and Judge Krum and Philips, of the St. Louis bar, a committee appointed to investigate and report upon the subject. What course the executive may pursue in regard to the pending invasion cannot be foreseen. We believe but for the obstinancy of Secretary Schurz, President Hayes, whose first message to the present Congress contained a very decided expression in favor of opening the Indian Territory, would suspend his proclamation and direct Gen. Pope to interpose no further barrier against the settlement of Oklahoma.

But with or without military intervention, we consider the opening of these 14,000,000 acres of public lands a certain and speedy event. It is the public sentiment and temper of the southwest that breech clout barbarism shall no longer block the national highway, and stem the tide of civilization between Kansas and the Gulf. The President could do no wiser act than to order Gen. Pope to suspend offensive operation and give Capt. Payne honorable escort to the public lands.

In any event, we believe before the ides of March are passed, there will 20,000 bona fied settlers tilling the soil and building the capital city of the future State of Oklahoma.






William Gibby shipped a carload of hogs to Colorado this morning.

"Bob" Maxwell is getting better.

Mr. and Mrs. Mowry left on yesterday's train for Dayton, Ohio, upon a visit to their daughter, Mrs. D. Pruden.

Mr. George Cunningham and wife left on the four o'clock train yesterday for New York City, where they intend to visit for awhile.

Dr. C. Perry, of Wenona, Illinois, one of the old-time TRAVELER subscribers, was in the city Monday and Tuesday, looking after his business interests.




Mr. John W. Williams, now of Kipton Station, Ohio, but formerly a resident of Bolton township, is visiting in this vicinity looking after his business affairs connected with his farming property.


W. T. Ekel was in town last week. He was mourning the loss of his watch, which left him in a hurry on his way down. He ought to be thankful for the thief left him a part of his chain.


We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lyons of Cadiz, Ohio, an old friend of Capt. C. M. Scott, who is visiting Kansas with a view to posting himself up on the advantages possessed by our thriving portion of the republic.


The Caldwell Post says the Oklahoma invaders from that town are on their way back to the line. Uncle Sam. impressed with the dignity and social standing of the outfit, has furnished them with a military escort.


Will Peed took his relatives and friends by surprise last Monday noon by returning from his six months' sojourn in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico. He looks well enough for all practical purposes, and intends to return in the spring.


Messrs. O. P. Houghton, S. Matlack, and Joe Houston returned from a two-weeks' hunt in the Nation last Thursday. They are the banner sportsmen so far, bagging three deer, as well as a magnificent array of turkeys, chickens, and other small game.


Capt. Scott returned last Monday, in company with Dr. Chapel, Boon Hartsock, and other Nimrods, he having joined that party in the Territory and participated in the hunt for turkeys. As was to be expected, the crowd had lots of fun and slaughtered the turkeys in the most approved style.


J. A. Stafford and Alley Davis put in an appearance from Texas last week. They escorted a herd of nondescript animals, with more of ears than symmetry.


Mr. Charles Swarts, a cousin of the Swarts boys of this city, arrived from Abington, Illinois, last Thursday--just in time to take in the "set-down" at the City Hotel. By his genial ways and excellent music, he has walked right into the heart of our social circle, and our only regret is that he returns to his home this week.




The disciples of Izaak Walton will be pleased to hear that the Walnut river is to be stock with trout and shad and perhaps some other kinds of fish. Mr. J. P. Short of Winfield went to Topeka a short time since to receive some twenty thousand which the Fish Commissioner had procured for us.

The aforementioned disciples won't be so awful much pleased after all for when they reached their destination not a solitary wiggle was left in all those 20,000 little tails. Ta ta, trouty.


The Arkansas River bridge is reported to be on the move towards the Bolton shore. Mr. Parvin is our authority and states that by actual measurement the whole fabric has already receded some eight inches from the northern bank. This is a serious matter, but the movement is no doubt caused by the insecure support which is afforded to the newer portion of the bridge by the older, and in order to arrest the motion it is only necessary to strengthen the supports at the south end. The attention of the trustee is called to this matter, in which a little prompt action may be the means of averting a catastrophe in the future.


Last Sunday and Monday the coal at Mr. Ekel's yard gave out, leaving many of our citizens in a rather uncomfortable position. A carload had been shipped from Osage City on the 13th, and should have been here the next day, but was unaccountably detained, at some way point. We suggest Mr. Ekel keep a car or two ahead of the demand.


The contract for putting up the tank, windmill, and other apparatus for the city waterworks has been let to a Mr. Mason, who is connected with the Fairbanks scale firm. As we understand it, it has been decided to put up an "Eclipse" windmill over the well which will work a force pump that will throw the water into a one thousand barrel tank, to be placed near Major Sleeth's residence, from whence a pipe will be laid down Summit street to Central avenue. A fire and house hydrant will be placed on the corners of Summit and Fifth and Central Avenues, thus affording an ample supply of water in case of a fire in the business portion of the city. The stone foundations for the windmill and tank and digging trenches for the pipes are to be executed by the city outside of the contract.




Capt. D. L. Payne, of Oklahoma fame, who has been lying ill for some time at Mulvane, was removed to Wichita last Friday, where he is now receiving the kind attention of friends. He is convalescing slowly, is considered wholly out of danger, and it is expected will be able to lead the third expedition to the land of Oklahoma, which will probably start about the last of the month or the first of December.






By D. P. Marshall, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Editors Banner: It may be interesting to your readers to hear what is being done in this, to you, far off land, and a place no doubt many of your readers consider beyond the border of civilization--the Indian Territory; but the principal object of this letter is to tell you what God is doing for the Nez Perces. To understand the situation it will be necessary to go back a little and explain. Nearly three years ago the Government removed the Poncas and located them on a reservation thirty-five miles south of Arkansas City, Kansas, in the Indian Territory, where the river known as the Salt Fork empties into the Arkansas, and an Agency was established there. Col. Whiting, a very able and efficient officer, is now agent and is doing all in his power to advance civilization and instruction among those under him.

About one year ago a part of the Nez Perces under Chief Joseph in Idaho, becoming involved in a war with the United States, were captured and brought here as prisoners of war, placed on a reservation up the Salt Fork, with their headquarters fourteen miles distant but under the same agent. Archie Lawyer and James Rubens, both of the same tribe, who had received some education and been converted, it is thought by the teaching of Miss McBeth, came as missionaries among them. The former stayed but a short time. The latter was employed as interpreter and teacher by the Government. He has proved to be an excellent and most wonderful man. Although without a house for worship or school (and but very recently have they any dwelling houses); yet, by the help of God, he has accomplished wonderful things.

Some two months ago Col. Whiting requested Rev. S. B. Fleming, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Arkansas City, to try to do something for them spiritually. Requests came from James Rubens and other members of the tribe for a church organization. Acting on these requests the Presbytery of Emporia, Synod of Kansas, at its late meeting appointed a committee to visit them and, if they were ready, to organize a church. For this purpose Rev. S. B. Fleming, Elder James Wilson, and your correspondent left this city Oct. 20th, and after a pleasant seven hours' drive, arrived safely at Ponca Agency Oct. 21st, accompanied by Dr. Minthorn, the Agency physician, a Christian gentleman of the Friends persuasion and deeply interested in the welfare of the Indians.

Two hours' drive took us to our destination. We had on the previous day apprised them by letter of our coming, yet they were afraid our promise would be like so many others made to them and never fulfilled. Some of them shed tears of joy when they learned that we were surely there for the purpose stated. They sent out runners to notify the people, some of them living several miles distant. Scarcely an hour and a half elapsed when we found a congregation assembled at a new unoccupied dwelling house sixteen by twenty-four feet, one story, and not a seat except two chairs. At a given signal they began to enter, the children first, who went forward and squatted down in front of the chairs at one end of the building. The women came next and seated themselves in the same manner in rows beginning at the other end of the house. The men were seated on the right and left in the same manner, until by actual count there were one hundred and twenty-five Indians and five white men in that building, and many Indians outside.

Could you have seen the feeling of solemnity depicted on every countenance, from the oldest to the little children--could you have heard them sing, "Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove," in their own tongue, and repeat the Lord's prayer in concert, everyone uniting in both exercises--could you have heard the quick and intelligent answers to questions propounded both before admission to the church and before baptism, you would have been led to exclaim: "From whence hath this people all this knowledge? Surely they have been taught of God!" "Lord, thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent and has revealed them unto babes."

You would have felt as we did: that God had received them as his children, and that we must admit them as members of his church on earth. Fifty-nine came forward and made a profession of their faith in Christ and obedience to Him and were received and baptized, their parents being too anxious to wait until our next visit, which was set for the first Sabbath of November, when the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is to be administered, children baptized, and no doubt there will be many more seeking admission to the church. Two young girls presented themselves near the close of the meeting; but the day was so far spent, and as we had fourteen miles of a drive, they were induced to wait until our next visit.

Everything had to be said through the interpreter, and nearly all those baptized wished to drop their Indian and receive English names, and it was left to us in nearly every case to give the name. Those admitted were of all ages, from four score or more down to the boy and girl of fifteen or sixteen years.

We can scarcely realize what wondrous things God has done for his people. Here is a tribe of Indians, who but a few years since were in the depths of savage darkness, now brought to the foot of the cross.

Our exercises were of necessity nearly three hours in length, yet there was not a whisper nor a single act of misconduct in the assemblage. Our meeting closed by an act of Christian love and fellowship that might well be imitated by Christian people all over the country. After the benediction all placed themselves in position for shaking hands, showing that they were accustomed to it; the children first, beginning on the right side of the door, passed clear round and out; the women and then the men following. The whole exercise did not occupy five minutes, and yet everyone had taken every other one by the hand in an orderly way. One of our number was led to exclaim: "Behold how these brethren love each other!"

At 4 p.m. we started to return to Ponca where Rev. Fleming was to participate in the laying of the corner stone of the building intended for an industrial school for the two tribes.

Friday morning, Oct. 22nd, the sun rose clear and pleasant. Almost with the sun our friends of yesterday began to arrive in wagons and on horseback until by 9 a.m., the hour appointed, not less than two hundred were on the ground (the tribe numbers three hundred and forty-seven persons), showing the interest they had in the proceedings, while not half that number of Poncas were present, although it was just at their homes.

The ceremonies, having been delayed until 11 a.m., began with the singing of a hymn by the whites present, accompanied by an organ. Prayer was offered by S. B. Fleming; then came the filling and depositing of the box in the stone. Among other things it contained many trinkets and samples of Indian handiwork, deposited by themselves. The stone was laid by Col. Whiting. An address was delivered by Prof. Martin, who will take charge of the school. Here there were of necessity two interpreters. Then came singing of a hymn by the Nez Perces and an address by Tom Hill, one of their tribe, followed by an address by Standing Buffalo, a Ponca chief. The exercises were closed by singing "Come thou fount of every blessing," by the Nez Perces in English, and the benediction by Rev. Fleming. At 4 p.m. we started on our drive of thirty-five miles, and at 10 p.m. were at Arkansas City. Presbyterian Banner.





If L. S. Brandon, otherwise known as L. Scott Brandon, formerly of Indianola, Iowa, will call at the Cowley County Bank, he will learn something to his interest. Anyone seeing this notice, who knows of such a person, will confer a great favor upon Mr. Brandon by apprising him of the fact. He is supposed to live about fifteen miles from Arkansas City, in which direction we know not.


Miss Skinner, teacher of the schools at Ponca Agency, spent Sunday in the city.


BIRTH. Born to the wife of J. J. Breene, on Saturday, Nov. 27, a boy. Avoirdupois not reported.


See the notice from Grouse creek with reference to hunting and shooting on the farms in that vicinity.


LOWER GRROUSE, Nov. 29, 1880.

We, the undersigned, hereby give notice that all persons found hunting or shooting on our respective farms on or after this date will be prosecuted for trespass.




























MARRIED. On Sunday, Nov. 28, 1880, at the Parker schoolhouse, by Judge Gans, Mr. Isaac Fitzpatrick to Mrs. Lizzie Monroe.


Next Monday is the day set for the grand march into Oklahoma. The day for marching out has not been determined upon.


Mr. Ed. Roland has gone to Winfield to take charge of A. Mann's store during the latter's absence, and may remain throughout the winter.


Miss Delia Newman, of East Wilton, Maine, arrived in this city yesterday, and proposes making an extended visit with her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Newman.


A partnership has been formed between H. E. Asp and T. H. Soward, of Winfield. These gentlemen are both promising young lawyers, and will make a strong team.


A. Mann, of Grouse creek, called upon us last week and presented us with the banner ear of corn, grown upon his place. It had upward of 1,500 grains upon the cob.




BIRTH. Since 8 o'clock last Monday morning, Hon. C. R. Mitchell has been as happy as a lark. It's a boy, weighing eleven pounds, and Bob says it has black hair and a pug nose--for all the world like its father.


Mr. Kershaw, of East Bolton, paid us a visit last Friday. He is substantially improving his property in that neighborhood, and if we mistake not is just the sort of man to make a mark in any community.


The supper at the Methodist church last Thursday night was quite a success in the way of enjoyment, though the receipts were not as large as could be wished. The profits amounted to about thirty-five dollars.


Mr. Pratt and wife, of Minneapolis, are visiting the family of A. A. Newman. They contemplate remaining throughout the winter months, Mr. Pratt's health necessitating a change from the cold climate of Minneapolis.


Captain Robinson, it is currently reported, will be at Caldwell next Saturday, the 4th, with a company of troops, to prevent Southern Kansas from being depopulated by those who fain would recline in the flowery fields of Oklahoma.


We would call attention to the fact that Mrs. Mann has opened a dress-making establishment in the room south of Blakeney's grocery, and having had twenty-one years' experience, is confident of giving satisfaction.

NOTICE: First-Class Dress-Making!

MRS. M. A. MANN has opened a Dress-making establishment in the room just south of Blakeney's grocery, where she will be pleased to meet all wishing anything in her line. Have had twenty-one years experience in


and am confident of giving satisfaction. Give me a call.

Prices Reasonable.


There is to be a dance at the City Hotel tonight, given by the Young Men's Social Club. No comment or further notice is necessary, as a good time is guaranteed, so the young ladies are reminded to hold themselves in readiness to "fix up and go 'long."




Agent Miles, of Osage Agency, came up last Saturday and returned yesterday morning. Mr. Miles is a model agent, successfully conducting the affairs of one of the wealthiest tribes in the Territory with less bluster and show than some men would require to issue a horse license.


During the recent cold spell ice formed to the thickness of six inches on the Walnut. We understand Hollenbeck took advantage of the present crop of ice, but just how much was stored away we cannot say.


Last Wednesday morning J. E. Miller, the genial Santa Fe conductor, met with a rather severe accident while coupling cars at Seeley, crushing two fingers on his right hand. They were running an early stock train, and thinking to facilitate matters, he stepped between the cars for the above purpose, with the result stated. It was at first feared that he would lose the injured members, but fortunately such a course will not be necessary.


MARRIED. On Sunday, Nov. 28, 1880, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. C. O. Brooks and Miss Mary C. Krebs.


Mr. Charles Hutchins, teacher at the Stony Point schoolhouse, district 89, furnishes us with the following report of his school for the month of November....LISTING NAMES ONLY:

Mary Buzzi, Hattie Harkins, Isabelle Buzzi, Clarence Thomson [SPACE MADE THEM SQUEEZE IN NAME...COULD BE THOMPSON], Alpha Moore, Dora Bartonia, Bert Moore, Battie Parvin, Maggie Patterson, Geo. Harkins, Fred Harkins, Mary Stevens, John Harkins, Jacob Buzzi, Antonia Buzzi.


List of letters remaining uncalled for in the Post Office Dec. 1, 1880.

Adams, H. A.; Adams, Miss Hannah; Burnett, G. W.; Brown, Geo. A.; Bigbee, A. C.; Barrett, Thomas; Ceace, E. A.; Cole, Peter W.; Casebear, L. W.; Donlin, Mrs. Tilley; Donlin, Mrs. T. B.; Donlin, Mrs. T. D.; Fitzgerald, David; Gray, Josephine; Hulbert, Thomas H.; Hasty, Mrs. Sarah; Henderson, James C.; McCullough, L. J.; Morris, John; Michael, Jackson; Michael, David; Michaels, Elizabeth; Potter, Mrs. Jane; Piatt, Jacob; Richey, Lon; Rhodes, W. N.; Reid, Philip; Sumpter, Susan; Stebbins, C. C.; Strait, W. B.; Snells, Thomas; Withers, Henry; Wesher, Miss Ellen.

NATHAN B. HUGHES, Postmaster.




We understand that the saloon keepers of Winfield received an order last Monday, from some parties connected with the State temperance organization, to close every one of the saloons or be sued forthwith. We are not fully informed as to the merits of the case, but it does not appear to us that the temperance people of Kansas as an organization are yet vested with the power to close saloons which, by virtue of their license, have a right to sell until the 1st of May. No such notice has been served on our saloons yet. The adoption of the constitutional amendment has given rise to many knotty problems, upon which the best legal minds differ. The action of the legislature is awaited with considerable interest by both classes.


T. H. B. Ross has the morest luck and the worstest of it of any man on the hill. A couple of weeks ago with a few friends he went down into the Territory to have a little hunt and look around a bit--all of which he did, and had arrived at the Cimarron on his return, when he fell in with a party of soldiers, and accepted a very pressing invitation from them to go back to Fort Reno. It was just as well that he did, for he found comfortable quarters until the storm was over, when the line of march north was taken and the party arrived here last Monday. Ross is mad, though, because he didn't corral more soldiers. He only brought up five, but they seemed to take it good naturedly, and Ross let them go as soon as they got to the State line.

Caldwell Commercial.


Mr. Will J. Stewart, now of Denton, Texas, but one of the old-time boys of this city, visited us last Friday. He is looking first-class, and while we must confess that we reverence him as the father of two fine boys, yet he smiled upon us in a way that made us forget our own insignificance and brought to mind the times "when we were boys together." He expects to remain with us about a week or ten days, when, accompanied by his wife and family, who have been visiting relatives in this city, he will return to his Texas home.


The signs of the times begin to point unmistakably to an eruption in the near future between some of our Indian Agents and parties hunting in or going through the Territory, the latter claiming that, under the guise of authority, they have been subjected to serious annoyance and inconvenience, which was altogether unjust and uncalled for. It may be out of our province, but it seems to us that parties hunting in the Territory certainly have some rights which even an Indian Agent is bound to respect. It is to be hoped that there will be no difficulty.




Three carloads of hogs were shipped from this place yesterday morning by Mr. Ira Barnett. Mr. Barnett paid to Drury Warren for hogs yesterday $561. We are glad to see that one of our own citizens has taken this matter in his own hands, as heretofore shipments have been mostly made from Winfield instead of Arkansas City.


S. P. U.'s TAKE NOTICE. Members of the Stock Protective Union are requested to meet at the City Hotel in Arkansas City next Saturday, December 4, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of electing officers. A full attendance is necessary, and is








Trial docket for December term, commencing on the first Monday (6th day) of December, A. D., 1880.


State versus:

John P. Baden et al.

Alfred Conaway.

Thomas R. Shannon.

James Cunningham.

Theodore Miller.

John Land.

Thomas F. Ring.

Robert E. Lewis.

Conton Grimes.


Patrick Harkins vs. David F. Edmonds.

C. C. Harris vs. Sanford Day et al.

Mercy M. Funk vs. Cynthia Clark et al.

C. C. Harris vs. J. B. Lynn.

W. H. H. Maris vs. T. W. Gant et al.

Pierpont & Tuttle vs. Lucy Clark et al.

Nancy Rogers vs. O. F. Boyle et al.

James Kelly vs. Frank Manny.

J. A. Myton vs. S. H. Myton et al.

James Jordan vs. C S & Ft S R R Co.

R. B. Waite vs C S & Ft S R R Co.

M. E. Bolton vs. Caroline Arnold.

S D & J D Pryor vs. Frank Lowry et al.

Chicago Lumber Co. vs. T. A. Wilkinson et al.

John Lowry vs. C S & Ft S R R Co.

Seymour Tarrant vs. David Hitchcock.

Seymour Tarrant vs. C. L. Harter et al.

Benjamin F. Cox vs. Flora E. Covert et al.


B. B. Vandeventer vs. S K & W R R Co.

M. L. Read vs. Wm. S. Fage et al.

Sylvester W. Chatterson vs. L. K. Meyers, Sheriff.

J. S. Mann vs. J. D. Burt et al.

J. B. Lynn vs. S K & W R R Co.

M. L. Read vs. Francis Small et al.

M. L. Read vs. J. J. Breene et al.

Curns & Manser vs. Warren Gilleland.

J. W. Lane vs. T. S. Green.

John Stuart vs. B. Corrygan.

Edward Geist vs. B. Corrygan.

John Templeton vs. B. Corrygan.

J. E. Hyner & Co. vs. R. L. Cowles.

Wm. D. Ragon vs. John Brooks.

Emma J. Keffer vs. Geo. Brown et al.

Appling & Burnet vs. L. J. Webb et al.

Nancy Stansbury vs. G. W. Rogers.

E. J. Cole vs. S K & W R R Co.


Mater & Son vs. S K & W R R Co.

M. L. Read vs. J. H. Maggard.

Emma J. Keffer vs. A. T. Shenneman et al.

A. P. Johnson vs. S K & W R R Co.

Edward Martin & Co. vs. W. M. Boyer et al.

J. L. Burkey vs. John Wallace.

J. M. Weeks vs. A T & S F R R Co.

O. F. Weeks vs. A T & S F R R Co.

John Brooks vs. J. B. Williams et al.

M. C. Dyer vs. A. R. Wilson.

H. M. Rogers vs. R. C. Story et al.

D. Bell vs. County Commissioners.

E. M. Bird vs. County Commissioners.

C. C. Hollister vs. County Commissioners.

Larkin & Young vs. A. T. Spotswood & Co.

G. M. Miller et al vs. J. Gleason et al.

R. M. Snyder vs. J. Gleason et al.


Sarilda Baxton vs. C. A. Baxton.

Eliza Bowen vs. Elisha Bowen.

M. L. Smith vs. W. P. Olney et al.

H. F. Bartine vs. Mary Caywood et al.

Wm. Case vs. Albert Chamberlain.

Osborn & Co. vs. Godfrey Mast et al.

Harry McNeil vs. A. T. Shenneman.

John Moffit vs. J. W. Smiley et al.

A. Furst & Co. vs. Knisley & Bowles.

Ferdinand Whestheimer & Co. vs. Knisley & Bowles.

Meyer & Meyer vs. Knisley & Bowles.

John Smiley et al vs. Thos Wright et al.

F. S. Sennings vs. L. C. Wood et al.

A. Meyer & Co. vs. Knisley & Bowles.

J. E. Miller vs. J. P. Baden.

Ella M. Barrett vs. I. H. Barrett.

Jessie Willmot vs. Clark & Dysart.


G. W. Chaplin vs. L. Lippman et al.

T. C. Woodruff vs. Sennie Woodruff.

J. W. Pugsley vs. A. T. Shenneman.

S. D. Thomas et al vs. D. S. Sherrard.

Permelia Coleman vs. John Coleman.

J. A. Hurst vs. Ella Hurst.

Mary Lawson vs. P. Lawson.

J. F. Johnson vs. Martha Johnson.

W. J. Keffer vs. T. C. Norman.

McCord, Nave & Co. vs. A. T. Shenneman.

Susan McGuire vs. J. N. McGuire.

Ida W. Patterson vs. A. T. Shenneman.

Lucy Carter vs. Eli Carter.

Jas. Fahey vs. W. M. Boyer.

City of Winfield vs. Jas. Fahey.

City of Winfield vs. Jas Fahey.

City of Winfield vs. Joseph Poor.

Martha Ryan vs. Thomas Ryan.


J. C. McMullen vs. Wm. Tousley et al.

J. W. Storres vs. J. G. Titus et al.

J. W. Dunn vs. W. M. Null.

Malin, Fowler & Co. vs. Knisley & Bowles.

J. Himelspach vs. Knisley & Bowles.

Ida Arnold vs. Elizabeth Dressell et al.

J. B. Fleming vs. C. C. Krow.

Winfield Bank vs. F. M. Lincott et al.

Moore Bros. vs. J. H. Beth.

J. L. Byers vs. W. B. Seward et al.

James Jordan vs. C. Coon et al.

S. H. Myton vs. J. Troxel et al.

Mary Gilky vs. R. Goodrich.

Emma Bullock vs. W. H. Bullock.

James Dawson vs. J. St. Clair.

J. C. McMullen vs. A. McCasney et al.

M. L. Read vs. H. Tisdale et al.

B. Goodell vs. Chas. Goodell.

W. H. Fitch vs. T. M. Maddox.

H. E. Andrews Ex vs. J. R. Fleek et al.

Dye Bros. & Co. vs. Baird Bros.

S. Thompson vs. Wm. Titsworth.

T. J. Jackson vs. J. P. Williams et al.

E. S. BEDILION, Clerk.







Editor Wichita Eagle:

I wish through your paper to give my views of Payne's raid upon Oklahoma. My purpose is to do what I can to save a few honest, hard working men from being entrapped in a scheme that is not intended for their benefit, and can end only in loss to anyone who has anything to lose, and trouble and difficulty to all who go to Oklahoma in opposition to the national authorities.

I echo the sentiments of a large majority of the solid businessmen and farmers of this city and county when I say that no honest laboring man can afford to be used by these Oklahoma boomers. And it is the wish of all such that their scheme shall fail, as it certainly will. There is a sense of justice and honor and a disposition to abide by the law characteristic of the American people that, when the test comes, will knock the wadding out of all such business.

Payne and his coadjutors pretend that there is no act of Congress against his going into the Oklahoma country, so called. But the law is too plain to be explained away on a flimsy technicality. The law prohibits anyone going into the Indian country without leave, and makes it the duty of the President to remove all intruders, and for that purpose to use the army if necessary. A second intrusion subjects the intruder to a penalty of one thousand dollars. The phrase "Indian country," is one of long use and well understood meaning, and includes Oklahoma as much as it does any Indian reservation within the limits of the Indian Territory.

Payne and his crowd laugh at the penalty inasmuch as it is merely a civil liability, and does not subject them to imprisonment. But before they can succeed in this business, they must have the cooperation of men who are not indifferent to such matters. The only hope they have of success is to precipitate into the country such numbers that the army will be powerless to remove them until Congress shall be forced to recognize and legalize their occupancy. If they could find the precious metals to tempt the cupidity of man, their scheme, lawless as it is, might succeed. But when you ask a man to risk his little all and go to hard work, plowing in the ground, he is in no great haste to do so. The average Oklahoma boomer is little given to plowing, except by proxy. He expects to reap a rich harvest by the sweat of other men's brows, and unless they delude a sufficient number of poor workingmen into the idea that by joining the expedition they can better their condition and obtain a valuable homestead in this promised land, their speculations will prove fruitless.

If asked to give the best reason for opposing the Oklahoma raid, I answer, because it is not right. It sets at defiance the laws and treaties of the national government, and the President cannot, under his oath of office, permit it to be done, but is charged by every consideration of honor, good faith, and duty to prevent it, by the whole power of the army if necessary.

Much has been said and written derogatory to the policy of treating with the Indians as an independent people, and it is urged that we should regard them as citizens, and subject them to all the duties and responsibilities of other citizens. This sounds very well from our standpoint, and if no other right but ours intervened, there could be no objection to it. But they were an independent people before they came under our jurisdiction.

So far as the Indians immediately interested are concerned, the policy of recognizing and treating with them as a sovereign independent people originated with the Kingdom of Spain, and while they occupied Spanish dominions. In this relation they became possessed of certain rights. Spain ceded her dominions known as the Territory of Louisiana to France, subject to the treaty rights of the Indians, and in turn the same territory was ceded by France to the United States, by the great Napoleon who required as part of the consideration by which we obtained this magnificent empire, a solemn promise "that we would execute such treaties and articles as may have been agreed upon between Spain and the tribes and nations of Indians, until by mutual consent of the United States and the said tribes or nations other suitable articles shall have been agreed upon."

We have the power and, if we will, may disregard this stipulation, but not without dishonor. We have certainly gone as far in that direction as fairness will permit. We compelled the Indian to submit to extermination or the alternative of a settlement in the Indian Territory. He chose the latter with a promise, on our part, that it should be held sacred to him forever.

By treaty certain divisions of territory were set apart for certain tribes and nations, and the remainder, including Oklahoma, reserved for the future settlement of other Indians.

The act of Congress prohibiting the settlement of any more Indians in the Indian Territory is a violation of this agreement and ought to be repealed.

If we would civilize the Indian, let us give him an example of truth and justice, as practiced by civilized people. If we would teach him to obey the law, let us show him how law can protect him in the enjoyment of his rights. The Indian is no fool, if he is a barbarian. He knows that the settlement of Oklahoma by whites in the manner proposed is the entering wedge that shall eventually send him adrift, with his papoose and squaw, with no spot on earth that he can call home. He is naturally opposed to it, and he will doubtless resist it with all the force of his savage nature.

Much has been accomplished toward the enlightenment of the Indian during the last twenty years, and much more may be accomplished by pursuing an enlightened and Christian policy. But it is vain to offer him courts and laws while we exhibit an utter disregard of to him the highest law; to offer him bible and schools while we rob and drive him from his home.

The principal objection the Indian has to white civilization is on account of his apprehension that it means death to him, and unfortunately the experience of the past is poorly calculated to remove this apprehension.

His rights are as dear to him as ours to us, and he feels his wrongs as we do ours. Perhaps it is very stupid and unreasonable in him to do so. Perhaps he should consider it very kind of our Paynes to force him to sacrifice his traditions, tastes, habits, and prejudices in the interests of commerce and agriculture.

This is not the first time the people have been called on to vindicate the national honor. Good faith with the Indian is not necessarily antagonistic to the interests of commerce. Convince him that we do not mean a conquest of his country and a destruction of his prosperity, and there will be little trouble in gaining his consent to run railroads through the Territory. It is not necessary to rob him in order to give him the benefits of courts and laws.

We need to give him schools and churches adapted to his nature and surroundings, and thus gradually fit him for citizenship, when he will accept the new relation from choice.

I favor every legitimate means of opening up the highways of trade through the Territory; the settlement of all the Indians in the Territory who will go there voluntarily; the establishment of courts with special legislation intended to protect the Indian from imposition, and to secure him exclusive control of the soil; the building of schools and railroads at Government expense, and the use of every other means of encouragement to the Indian to work out the problem of his own civilization.

With such encouragement and security he will, in time, himself build towns and cities, and invite immigration and enterprise. I would like to see the Government, the consent of the Indians being first obtained, construct a double track railroad from Arkansas City through the Territory so as to connect with the southern system of railroads, and give all companies the right to run their cars over it that will comply with such salutary regulations and conditions as may be imposed.

But whatever is done, let it be done on the principle of rigid justice and good faith to the Indians, they being the judge of what is justice and good faith.

Very respectfully,









Yesterday morning a States reporter, in his perambulations, called upon Mr. J. L. Gubernator, a well-known citizen of New Orleans, and who has returned to the city after a sojourn of several months in Kansas.

Mr. Gubernator passed most of his time in Kansas with his brother at McPherson, in the southern portion of the State, on a branch of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad.

The southern or New Orleans branch [these designates are used in order to make the situation clearer] of the Atchison and Topeka leaves the main line at Newton, and has been completed as far south at Arkansas City near the northern boundary of the Indian Territory. This branch is designed to be a great road. At Mulvane, we believe, it sends one branch to run Southwesterly through the cattle regions of Texas, the other is to traverse the Indian Territory to make a junction at Texarkana with the Texas Pacific and over that with the New Orleans Pacific.

This branch has been, as has been said, completed to Arkansas City, and the only reason that it is not pushed immediately through the Indian Territory to Texarkana, via Fort Smith, is that, so far, owing to a treaty with the Indians, it has been impossible to obtain the right of way. Hence, in the interest of a few half vagabonds, a great enterprise of vast interest to the civilization and trade of Louisiana and Tennessee are also sufferers from the same treaty, as the Little Rock and Fort Smith railroad, completed between these two points, is at the latter point, on the eastern boundary of the Indian Territory, at a stand still.

From Mr. Gubernator it was learned that, though the great majority of the people of the portions of Kansas in which he sojourned are hostile--even bitter--toward the democratic party, they are anxious to open up commercial relations with New Orleans. They understand fully that New Orleans is the nearest seaport in America to them, and little more distant than St. Louis or Chicago, and when they get their produce to the latter places they are still many hundreds of miles from the sea.

The farmers of Kansas and other Northwestern regions are now paying fifty-two cents per bushel to transport their wheat to New York; and as soon as the canals and rivers are frozen over, they expect freights to a still higher figure and thus absorb very nearly the results of the labor and investments of the farmers.

On the other hand the farmers of Kansas assume that so soon as they have rail connection with New Orleans, their grain will be transported to the sea for twenty-five cents per bushel.

They also desire access to the great lumber regions of Louisiana and Texas, from which they will be able to obtain an abundance of cheaper and better lumber than they now buy in Wisconsin, and that they can get on cheaper rates of freight.

These are the facts gleaned from a man of close observation and intelligence, and they are only a very few of the multitude of facts which indicate that New Orleans is to become the great metropolis of the magnificent empire lying west of the

Mississippi, and richer in resources than the now rich regions to the east of that mighty stream. New Orleans State.






Omaha, Nebraska, December 4, 1880. Judge Dundy in the United States Circuit this morning decided in the Ponca Indian case--to recover their old reservation and establish a title thereto--that the Ponca tribe of Indians have legal estate in the reservation, and are entitled to possession thereto.

This case is the first on record where one Indian brought suit against another in the courts of the United States, and has aroused deep and wide-spread feeling on account of the wrong done the Poncas.





Earl Newman is all boots and overcoat now.

See that little coffee pot at the Diamond front.

United States troops are expected in town today.

Mr. J. W. Cline returned from Indiana last Saturday.




Read the notice for bids for our new waterworks in this issue.


Until December 16th, 1880, at 12 m., bids will be received by the undersigned for the building of a foundation for the city water tank, material to be furnished and completed in a good substantial manner, as per specifications in Mayor's office. The right to reject any or all bids is reserved.

A. J. CHAPEL, Mayor.

Attest: I. H. BONSALL, City Clerk.


The latest industrial venture is shipping kittens to the Territory.


MARRIED. Married on Sunday last, in West Bolton, Mr.

J. Daniels to Miss E. Richards.


Miss Linda Christian has been engaged in the notion house of Fitch & Barron.


John Nichols shipped two carloads of hogs and one of cattle yesterday morning to Kansas City.


A surprise party was tendered Miss Carrie Benedict last Friday evening, in honor of her birthday.


Court convened last Monday. There are nine cases on the criminal docket and one hundred and twelve on the civil docket.


Thomas Berry, licensed trader at Pawnee Agency, has been in town a few days, for the first time in four months. Tom is always welcomed by his many friends.


Fred C. Hunt is a candidate for Journal Clerk of the next Legislature. Every paper in Cowley county endorses him, showing what they think of him at home.


The supply of coal gave out again last week, calling forth a considerable flow of language more forcible than elegant from those of our citizens who happened to get "left."




A scrub horse race was indulged in by some of the sports last Saturday, which, if we are to judge from the reports, was interesting to the spectators, if not altogether regular.


Mrs. J. A. Wickline, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Skinner, of Bolton township. She arrived last Wednesday, and proposes remaining until spring.


DIED. A small child, daughter of Mrs. Harris, dress-maker, of Winfield, while going to school last Monday morning, became badly chilled, and though a doctor was summoned, she died during the afternoon.


Major Haworth, special Indian Inspector, arrived from the Ute country last Monday evening, and left for Pawnee Agency yesterday morning. He reports everything quiet among the Colorado Indians.


That flock of sheep advertised in the TRAVELER arrived at Caldwell last Saturday. Parties wishing good sheep cannot do better than to negotiate with Hassard Bros., as they are thoroughly honest men and have the very best grades.


On last Saturday, Dec. 4, Mrs. Frank Schiffbauer lost a fur boa, about six feet in length, on the Shoo Fly road, between the Arkansas river bridge and the residence of Mr. Wilson. Finder will be rewarded by leaving the same at Schiffbauer's store.


In a communication received, but too late for publication, Rev. Cairns informs us the reason why the Baptist Mission and congregation in our city was disappointed in holding meetings last Sabbath was the sudden sickness of the minister appointed.


BIRTH (?). "It's nice to be a father." C. M. McIntire and others. TRAVELER.

Please explain, Mr. TRAVELER. We do not understand the "and others" part of this business. Monitor.

Nor do we intend that you shall. Sufficient unto your head is the knowledge thereof.


Our Presbyterian ladies deserve great credit for the delightful social held at the residence of Mrs. C. R. Sipes on Tuesday evening of last week. There was a larger turn-out than heretofore, which we hope to see repeated at least every two weeks during the winter season.




A cottage prayer meeting is to be held at the residence of Mr. James Wilson next Friday evening, for that district of town south of Fifth avenue and east of Summit street. The city is divided into four districts, in one of which a cottage prayer meeting will be held each week. Those residing in the specified district are particularly invited, though all are welcome.


At the annual election of officers of Crescent Lodge No. 133, held Saturday, December 4, the following were elected.

James E. Ridenour, W. M.

Cyrus M. Scott, Sen. W.

Isaac H. Bonsall, J. W.

Harry P. Farrar, Treasurer.

James C. Topliff, Secretary.

Rudolph Hoffmaster, Tyler.

Senior and Junior Deacons were not reported.


It is with pleasure we call attention to the card of our townsman, Dr. Chapel, which appears this week, announcing his intention to devote himself to the practice of medicine from this time forth. He is a gentleman of undoubted ability and many years' experience in the profession, and will without doubt secure a large and remunerative practice, as he is already well and favorably known in this community.



Residence at Central Avenue Hotel. Orders may be left at Eddy's drug store.


The dance last Wednesday night was not very much of a success, owing to a general misunderstanding among the young men belonging to the social club, which resulted in an exceedingly slim attendance. Thanks to the efforts of Mr. John Walker and the few who were there, quite a pleasant time was had until midnight, though when the expenses were met, Mr. Walker probably had more interest in the proceedings than some of those whose presence was expected.


We frequently receive letters from our subscribers throughout Colorado and New Mexico, complaining that the TRAVELER does not reach them regularly. The fault unquestionably lies with the mail agents, as our papers are mailed at this office every Wednesday afternoon.



Lieut. Mason, in command of Company H, 4th cavalry, is now camped in the city, waiting the arrival of Captain Payne and his great invading army. Caldwell Post, 2nd.

It was one of Mason's men who shot Big Snake during Whiteman's administration at Ponca Agency, in the fall of 1879. Mason is a good officer, a man of courage, and will carry out his instructions to the letter. Added to this he is one of the most gentlemanly officers it was ever our pleasure to meet. From the above paper we learn that fifty head of cavalry horses were shipped over the Santa Fe road to Caldwell last week, for the use of Company H.


Our own views on this Oklahoma business are withheld this week. In Judge Campbell's and Mr. Bloss' articles, both sides of the question are stated. We are for the material advancement of this country, but do not favor the trampling down of law and justice to accomplish this or any other end. If the Government gives its consent, we are with you, but, however earnestly you may believe in the justness of your cause, you must admit that many of the best legal minds are honestly opposed to this scheme, as well as Government officials. That it should be settled by the courts, and immediately, is evident, and this is all that is asked by Capt. Payne, who is every inch a gentleman.



A mass meeting was held last evening in front of the Central Avenue hotel, addressed by Capt. Payne, Major Bloss, and others. The Oklahoma spirit was thoroughly aroused, and an address to the President, presented by one of our citizens, was adopted, asking that the federal troops be not permitted to molest or interfere with the intending settlers. The feeling of our people is that the opening of the Indian Territory will make Arkansas City an emporium and supply point, and everybody shouts: "On to





Editor Arkansas City Traveler:

I would like to occupy some of your valuable space in replying to Judge Campbell's article in the Wichita Eagle of last week.

Against Judge Campbell personally I have nothing to say, although I believe he is on record as approving of the so-called invasion of Oklahoma.

I have read very carefully his communication to the Eagle, and find nothing therein in the way of argument on the main question that affects seriously our proposition of entering the public lands of Oklahoma. He indulges in that vein of sentimentalism peculiar to men who have never examined the question or who, knowing, persist in ignoring the stalwart facts. He says nothing whatever of the laws, the treaties, and the statutes relating to the Oklahoma lands.

By a treaty in 1866 about twelve million acres of the Indian lands were purchased of the Indians, and the Indian title thereby extinguished. In the treaty of purchase the Government indicated that it bought these lands for the purpose of locating upon them freedmen and friendly Indians. By a law of Congress "freedmen" were made citizens, and thereby that part of the treaty was abrogated and annulled. And repeatedly since 1866 Congress has refused to allow any Indians to be put upon these lands--friendly or unfriendly--and a resolution was adopted declaring that no Indians should ever be placed on these lands, except by a special act of Congress first granting permission.

Hence, here are public lands, surveyed and sectionized, not "reserved" for any purpose under heaven; not occupied by either savage or civilized; not set apart by any existing treaty or law; held by the Government exactly and for no higher or better purpose than that which animated the dog in the manger in his proclamation about the hay therein.

Judge Campbell, like Mr. Schurz, knows nothing about this Oklahoma question--or knowing, willfully perverts the facts and testimony. Campbell, like Schurz, knows only the Fennimore Cooper tribe, while we of Kansas have met the infernal beasts that murdered and outraged the Meeker family. One is the real savage, the other the dream of the novelist--truth and fiction. It is very easy to roll up a hypocritical eye to heaven and talk lugubriously about the original inheritor of the soil;--the same had as well be said for the tiger or anaconda in their native jungles--especially when you come to talk to the mater-of-fact pioneer who has had to wrest this fair land from the Atlantic to the Pacific from the beast and savage.

Capt. Payne's crusade is a righteous crusade, and it is bound to win. If Judge Campbell and the people who do not understand the question could put away from the minds this mistake--this total misapprehension of the subject--then it would not be a very difficult matter for them to see that all this country is deeply interested in the success of Capt. Payne's effort to reclaim from waste this magnificent empire, and add it to the wealth of the country.

Mr. Editor, I have trespassed too far already upon your space, but at some future time I hope to be able to write more fully and more satisfactorily in regard to the Oklahoma question. We are going into the public lands of Oklahoma, and we are going to stay.

Respectfully yours,







The Arkansas river crafts, to which the Beacon so sneeringly refers, are now about ready for business--will be finished tomorrow.

The main working boat, which is of the flatboat pattern, is 14 x 45, bottomed with two-inch plank, and heavily braced and floored. Upon it will be placed the derricks, ropes, tackle, anchors, and machinery for taking up snags, stumps, trees, and other obstructions from the river--the work to begin here at once.

The other boat is a small, covered one, intended for private use, storing tools, living in, and keeping such things safe and dry as it is not best or practicable to leave exposed. This "vessel" is only 7 x 23, and it is solidly, as well as neatly, built.

There can be no mistaking it, there is wisdom in the movement, whether it is a pet hobby of Hon. Thomas Ryan or any other person. The river should be kept clean, whether it can be made navigable or not. But we believe it can be made so; and most effectually, for light draught vessels.

When that is accomplished, look out for a rise in wheat and other products, the same as they have at Fort Smith, or approximating thereto. Wheat there is now quoted at one dollar; corn, 56 and 70, and other things in proportion. Let the clearing go on. Wichita Republican.