[From Saturday, February 16, 1884, through April 12, 1884.]




Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 16, 1884.


Her Facilities for Manufactures and Inducements to Capitalists.

Her Live Businessmen.

Between the confluence of the Walnut and Arkansas Rivers, in the southern part of Cowley County, Kansas, and possessing about three thousand inhabitants, lies Arkansas City, destined at no very future day to be the city of distribtuion for the great southwest. It is no idle saying which causes this to be asserted. Her natural advantages are equaled by no other city in this quarter of the globe. Passing along her southern boundry, from the Arkansas to the Walnut Rivers, is a canal, whose water power capacity is unsurpassed in the entire west. This enterprise was inaugurated in 1881, by the Arkansas City Water Power Company, consisting of A. A. Newman, Jas. Hill, W. M. Sleeth, and S. Matlack.

With a celerity almost marvelous, the Arkansas was spanned with a dam, the channel from the one river to the other completed, and three mills, as if by magic, sprang into existence. These are the flouring mills of V. M. Ayers, W. H. Speers, and The Arkansas City Roller Mills. The volume of water was found to be ample for the purpose of these mills, and the company, by widening and deepening this channel, can furnish sufficient power for three as many more.

A cotton factory, a sugar factory, and a paper mill are among the new enterprises contemplated, and wise will be the man who first secures these bonanzas.

The trade with the Indian Territory is almost incredible. Having secured the payment of their annuity, the Indians come to Arkansas City to revel in the sweets of civilization. Thousands of dollars are thus transferred yearly to the tills of our merchants. Within the radius of two hundred miles are numerous Indian reservations. White men are stationed at these points as traders. These agencies annually purchase from our merchants thousands of dollars worth of goods. In addition to these, Arkansas City is surrounded by a country whose soil is exceedingly fertile. The husbandman, each season, is able to glean from his farm of 160 or 240 acres, one or two thousand of dollars. This agricultural prosperity causes our farmers to rear elegant homes, and affords them all the luxuries they may desire. All these are purchased in Arkansas City, and thus both country and city are growing in wealth. At no distant day, a railroad will be constructed running from Arkansas City to Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Another undoubtedly will be constructed running southwest into Texas and New Mexico. From the cotton and sugar fields of the South will come the material to be woven into cloth, and to be manufactured into a purer article, and both will then seek a market in the surrounding states. Thus will be verified the prediction Athat Arkansas City, at no very distant day, will be the great distributing point of the west and southwest.@



Through a careful estimate made by the Editors of the Democrat, it has been ascertained that buildings to the amount of nearly $200,000 have been erected. At the present time, February 16, 1884, more than 40 buildings are under erection, and as soon as spring opens--which is usually within 10 days of this time--more than 100 more will be commenced.


Laboring men and legitimate tradesmen of every craft find ready employment. Common laborers command from $1.50 to $2.00 per day; masons receive from $3.00 to $4.50 per day, and are secured with difficulty. Carpenters are employed at from $2.00 to $3.50 per day. Plasterers receive from 17 cents to 30 cents per square yard, according to the number of coats, and the finish.


The expenses of the household will exceed somewhat the cost in eastern cities, but not so much as might be expected. Meats are reasonable, beef ranges from 6 cents to 12-1/2 cents for best cuts; pork varies from 9 cents for shoulder, to 12-1/2 cents for choice hams; lard is 12-/2 cents per pound, and bacon commands the same price. Flour ranges from $2.75 to $3.00 per cwt.; coffee from 12-1/2 to 15 cents; sugar from 10 to 13 cents; vegetables are cheap, and California canned fruits are sold at reasonable rates. Dry goods are sold at but a slight advance upon Eastern figures, as our merchants sell such large quantities that they can afford to make small profits.


Town property is advancing rapidly. Good houses can be purchased for prices ranging from $500 to $2,000. Hess & Tyner=s addition will soon be placed upon the market. Farms can still be purchased at reasonable rates, ranging from $10 to $30 per acre. Now is a good time to invest.


There are numerous denominations in Arkansas City. The Presbyterians have a fine structure and a large and constantly increasing congregation. The pastor, Rev. S. B. Fleming, has served his congregation acceptably for years. Much of the church=s prosperity is due to his untiring efforts in her behalf.

The Methodists have a large and commodious building, and a numerous and efficient membership. The minister of the church is Dr. D. W. Phillips, a learned, pious, and zealous gentleman, who well deserves the implicit trust his members have reposed in him.

The United Presbyterian Church is in charge of Rev. J. O. Campbell, a young man of remarkable literary and oratorical powers. Under his potent effort the church has largely increased in numbers.

The Free Methodists are erecting a new church, and the Baptists have secured a fine site for their contemplated edifice, which will be constructed in early spring.


The schools of Arkanss City are of high grade. Latin, book-keeping, physiology, philosophy, algebra, Rhetoric, and German are taught in the High School. The board and superintendent contemplate such a curriculum as will enable its graduates to enter the Freshman Department in the State University. A class of eight or ten pupils will graduate; it already possesses twelve graduates. Bonds have been voted for a new $10,000 building, which will be erected in the spring. An excellent system of common schools prevails.


All classes are represented: the fashionable, the staid, the literary, and the aesthetic. Arkansas City was settled by a learned and enlightened people, whose influence has not lost sway.


Nature has clothed the prairies and valleys of Southern Kansas with a verdant covering of green, whose nutritive qualities sustain stock from eight to ten months in the year. For the remainder of the time, excellent hay, cut from prairie grass, is fed to stock. Blue grass does well here, and in time it is believed, clover and timothy will succeed; but so far, the farmers have subsisted their stock on prairie grass and hay. This is an excellent wheat and corn country. Wheat readily produces from 20 to 30 bushels per acre, and corn from 50 to 80 per acre. Oats are grown, but not so well as in a northern clime.


Potatoes, turnips, beets, parsnips, lettuce, radishes, peas; in fact, almost every kind of vegetables can be grown very successfully. Cabbage grows well, but do not seem to keep but for a short time.


Fine stock is in demand. Horses sell for different prices, ranging from $75 to $150 and $200; mules about the same; ponies from $25 to $75. Cattle are high: calves four weeks old command from $8 to $10 according to quality, yearlings from $18 to $22; two years old from $28 to $32; Hogs, fat, are selling at $6 per cwt.; live weight, stock hogs, are correspondingly high. Sheep are from $4.50 to $5.00 according to fineness of wool.


Peaches, grapes, blackberries, cherries, and plums grow to perfection. Apples and pears, being of tardier growth, have not had time for a thorough test; many farmers have thrifty orchards of these fruits.


What is remarkable to the stranger is that everything coming from the farm commands a high price. This is not surprising to a permanent resident.


Searing Mead=s, upon the Walnut--and the three already mentioned, purchase all the wheat at the highest prices, for grinding purposes. This is made into flour and furnishes the material for Indian contracts, and the remainder is sent into the surrounding states and territories. Wheat has ranged from 75 cents to $4.00 per bushel, and corn from 30 to 35 cents.

West and southwest, in New Mexico and Colorado, lie innumerable mines. There are thousands of men employed in these. But few products are raised in those sections, and as we are connected directly by rail with these countries, we always have a ready market. Butter, nearly all the year, commands 25 to 30 cents; fruits sell well, and are shipped; eggs range from 15 to 30 cents, bringing pretty uniformly 25 cents per dozen. And right here, let us suggest, that no better place exists in the world than southern Kansas, for the production of poultry and eggs. Should any experienced person see fit to establish a poultry yard, his fortune would soon be secured.


The climate is mild; winter seldom commences until Jan. 1st, and rarely lasts longer than February 15. The air has proven very beneficial to persons afflicted with lung diseases. The healthfulness of the country is fully equal to any other new country known.


Water is obtained at a depth of 25 to 40 feet, and is soft and cold. No other section can boast water superior to our own.


Southern Kansas is not without her disadvantages. The winters are sometimes so mild that it is impossible to obtain ice. As the summers are quite warm, we are compelled to dispense with this luxury, or secure it at higher rates. This season being an exceptionably cold one, our ice houses are full. In the spring the winds are brisk, to say the least, but two or three years residence causes them to cease to be so disagreeable. These are the most serious inconveniences experienced by newcomers. But no portion of earth of fair domain is a paradise. Southern Kansas certainly presents more inducements, and fewer disadvantages than any country in the west.


Legitimate business is well represented in our city, and yet there is room for more. A live energetic gentleman will soon discover numerous openings in business circles, in any of which he can succeed well. THE REPUBLICAN takes pride in the fact that none but men of honor, business integrity, are allowed to advertise in its columns.


There are three first class dry goods stores: A. A. Newman & Co., W. B. Kirkpatrick, and S. Matlack, proprietors. A. A. Newman is one of the AFathers of the City.@ He came here at an early day, and to his energy and determination, Arkansas City owes much of her success. He is a man of sterling character and splendid ability. The stranger can find no better adviser than this gentleman. Mr. Newman=s partner, Mr. Wyard Gooch, is a gentleman of extreme courtesy and pleasant manners.

W. B. Kirkpatrick has been engaged in business about one year. By his genial disposition, business tact, and fair dealing, he has secured a prominent place among our businessmen, and has a constantly increasing trade.

S. Matlack has a large stock of goods and a flourishing business.


Howard Bros., and G. W. Miller & Co., are well prepared to meet all wants in this department. The AHoward Boys,@ as they are familiarly called, carry the largest stock of [CANNOT READ WORD] and at the lowest rates in the southwest. They are noted for low rates and superb articles. All kinds of hardware, iron, nails, horse-shoes, tools, glass, and putty can be found in their establishment. Barbed wire is a specialty with them, and they supply most of the trade for the Territory. They have deservedly attained their present lucrative business by upright and honorable dealing.

G. W. Miller [SEVERAL LINES ILLEGIBLE]. He is a remarkably pleasant gentleman, and is succeeding well.


C. R. Sipes and Baugh & Son are employed in this line of business.

C. R. Sipes is one of the two merchants who first commenced business in Arkansas City. That was thirteen years ago, and he occupied his present site in a small room 16 x 20, in which he kept stoves, tinware, hardware, and agricultural implements. He now is situated differently, having erected within the past year a magnificent stone storeroom, brick front, two stories, 25 x 85 feet, in which he keeps the finest stock of stoves and tinware in the county. The means invested in tinware alone more than exceeds the funds invested in all four of his branches thirteen years ago. Even this structure is inadequate to meet his wants, and he is compelled to furnish himself with a warehouse in the rear of 40 feet in depth. He has gained success by earning it. His storeroom was built at a cost of $4,200, and is an elegant structure. He is a man upon whom you can rely thoroughly.

Baugh & Son have recently started in business. They do excellent work, and sustain the name of first-class workmen. All work entrusted to their care will be executed promptly.


McLaughlin Bros., must be classified among the AFathers of the City.@ Grave in manner, reticent in speech, and honorable in dealing, these men have no accounts disputed, for their word is as good as their bond. They must be well known to be appreciated. They enjoy an excellent trade and the confidence of the community.

Kroenert & Austin. The senior member of this form formerly clerked for James Wilson. He then engaged with Frank C. Wood in the grocery business. He soon purchased his partner=s shares and established business relations with his present partner, who was at the time a traveling salesman for one of the largest wholesale houses on the Missouri River. Mr. Austin relinquished his position January 1st of the present year, and will now devote his entire attention to the ADiamond Front.@ From Mr. Kroenert=s former experience in the retail line and knowledge of the wants of the people in their selection, and from Mr. Austin=s long acquaintance among the jobbers, their facilities for buying cheap and selling low cannot be excelled. We bespeak for them a continuance of the liberal patronage they have so long enjoyed.

J. W. Hutchison & Sons, successors to W. M. Blakeney, have not only secured Mr. Blakeney=s numerous customers, but are constantly gaining new ones. Mr. Hutchinson [FIRST TIME HE HAD HUTCHISON/SECOND TIME HUTCHINSON...???] is one of our most popular real estate men, and his sons are enterprising and energetic young men. Their trade with the Territory is growing in importance. We predict for them brilliant success, for they well deserve it.


C. Atwood has recently come among us. His business has so increased as to demand a large addition to his storeroom. He has a flourishing trade.

Ware & Pickering need no eulogy at the hands of anyone. They are the proprietors of the ALittle Brick,@ and are busy uninterruptedly. They are men well known in our community, and highly esteemed.

Kimmel & Moore are mong our most prosperous firms. Genial, whole-souled fellows, they enjoy their full share of the public patronage.

Herman Godehard has the reputation of selling excellent goods at low rates. He is one of our best citizens, and a man whom everyone respects.


We have three excellent hotels and numerous restaurants, at which the inner wants of mankind may be supplied.

The Perry House bears the name of its proprietor, Mr. H. H. Perry, a whole-souled, generous, [ILLEGIBLE WORD]. This house is new, recently refitted, and has accommodations equal to any house in the whole southwest. Large sample rooms, [?] chambers, superior fare, has caused this house to become favorably known far and near.

Colonel Neff [? NOT SURE OF LAST NAME], a courteous and obliging gentleman, has charge of the well known Leland Hotel. Its conveniences will always cause it to have many guests.

Charles Bryant, with a soul as big as [WHOLE LINE OBSCURED] Central Avenue Hotel. That the rooms are always filled, and his tables [WHOLE LINE OBSCURED] that his efforts to please the traveling [WHOLE LINE OBSCURED].


We have four first-class drug stores, all [?] and well patronized. Kellogg & [REST OF LINE OBSCURED] in pure drugs, paints, oils, wallpaper, and in fct, everything kept in a first-class establishment. They have obtained their superior standinb by energy, perseverance, and a wholesome use of printer=s ink.

Dixon & Co., is a new firm at an old and established place of business. From the character of the new firm, its patrons may rest assured that its superior reputtation will be sustained.

Holloway & Fairclo have fresh drugs, brushes, paints, chemicals, and sundries amid their large stock of goods.

E. D. Eddy has excellent goods of whatever you may wish in the drug business.


Wyckoff & Son deal largely in Indian supplies. Stockmen can secure superior bargains from this firm. They sell for cash and can, thereby, equal any other house in figures, upon goods.

J. O. Caldwell deals exclusively in furnishing goods. He has an excellent assortment of ready made clothing, gentlemen and ladies= fine wear, boots, shoes, and dress goods. He is a man of fine ability, and can please the most fastidious. Anything purchased of him, will render satisfaction to the buyer.





Steadman Bros., now deal exclusively in guns. They have a stock from which anyone can be pleased. They are practical gunsmiths, and deal only in first-class goods. When you want firearms of any description, call on Steadman Bros.


Ridenour & Thompson, and Prof. Leon Lacosta can supply any want felt for gold or silverware. Their stocks are complete, and can be purchased at lowest rates.


All our lumber yards are doing an immense amount of business.

F. C. Leach is manager of the Chicago Lumber Company, and is a popular gentleman. Ed. Grady is the proprietor of the Arkansas City Lumber Company. His genial disposition has secured him hosts of friends and patrons. W. L. Aldridge has charge of the yard recently opened on Summit street. He is a scholarly gentleman, and sells best lumber at low rates.


Samuel Clark is proprietor of the Arkansas City Foundry. Any repairs to machinery can be obtained on shorrt notice at low rates.


Mr. A. B. DeBruce has recently removed from the foundry to his new shop on East Summit, where he is prepared to do all kinds of work. He is a first-class workman, and well worthy the patronage of the public.

William G. Miller occupies his new building, near the livery of Fairclo Bros. The ring of his anvil can be heard until late at night. Mr. Miller makes repairs upon farm machinery a specialty, and has acquired an excellent reputation for his skill in this branch of his business. Longfellow probably had Mr. Miller in his mind when he wrote AThe Village Blacksmith.@


R. B. Baird, J. M. Godfrey, and W. E. Wolfe will execute work entrusted to their care with promptness and dispatch. Persons coming to Arkansas City will do well to confer with these gentlemen concerning any structure they may desire to erect.


A. C. Wells will do you a superior job on shortest notice. Strangers will find it to their advantage to secure the services of this gentleman when they desire plastering of excellent finish executed.


Ed. Furgeson makes a specialty of paper hanging and has no superior in his branch of business. Call on him for that work and you will not regret it.




N. T. Snyder, Frank J. Hess, and Kellogg & Matlack. The last named firm have recently secured a complete set of abstract books and persons purchasing from them may rely upon titles given.


Hon. A. J. Pyburn occupies rooms over Cowley County Bank. He is a gentleman of profound learning, of excellent legal acumen, and unflinching integrity. Mitchell & Swarts have their office in Newman=s basement. They are among the oldest practitioners in this section of the State. O. C. R. Randall has his office on Central Avenue, at which place he will attend to all legal business entrusted to his care.


I. H. Bonsall has his gallery on the corner of Central Avenue and Summit Street. Probably no man in the west is so well qualified to perform his work as this gentleman. If you wish an accurate representation of yourself or family, call on Mr. Bonsall.


Capt. H. M. Maidt, represents the People=s Mutual Life Association of Kansas. He is issing many policies. He will gladly point out the advantages of this company, if you will call upon him at Judge Bonsall=s office.


We have two well established banks, AThe Cowley County,@ and the AArkansas City.@ If one have a good character money can be obtained at reasonable rates. Drafts and bills of exchange can be procured for any city in the civilized world.



J. W. Brown, one of our prominent farmers, supplies our citizens with pure sweet milk. His business has so grown that he has engaged the milk of his numerous neighbors. He will also furnish his customers with sour and butter milk, at lowest rate.


Probably no town in the west has a more efficient corps of physicians than our own city. Jamison Vawter, a graduate of the Louisville Medical University, has had remarkable success in restoring his patients to health. He makes a specialty of disease of eye, ear, and nose, but is equally successful with malarial troubles.

Dr. H. D. Kellogg would cease from his practice, if his patrons would let him. He has been singularly successful in his treatment of children.

Dr. J. H. Griffith, a practitioner of many years, has an excellent standing in our community. Numerous persons owe their lives to his skill in the treatment of that dreadful disease CANCER. He is equally efficient in the treatment of other diseases.

Shepherd & Westfall is a well known firm. The senior member is a graduate of The St. Louis University of Medicine. He has practiced his profession for 35 years, and many persons, were he to inform them they were ailing, would believe him instantaneously as firm is the belief in his skill. The Dr. is a gentleman of splendid attainments, and is equally at home when discoursing concerning literature, philosophy, or the fine arts. Dr. Westfall is a graduate of The New York College of Physicians, and is well read in the lore of his profession.


Drs. Grimes & Son, have their office on Central Avenue. They are rapidly growing in favor.

Drs. Reed and Chapel enjoy excellent reputations in our community.

Want of space precludes any further mention. In our other issues will be given mention of business enterprises and men. Persons abroad wishing information concerning our section, will please address the editor of this paper. Any communication will be answered promptly [REST OF LINE OBSCURED].


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Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 16, 1884.

BIG AD. Wall Paper! Wall Paper! Wall Paper!

The most complete stock in the county can be found at


We are prepared to give low prices on PAINTS, OILS, WINDOW GLASS.

The best brands of mixed paints always on hand.

Our stock of Drugs, Medicines, Fancy Goods, Etc., is the largest in the valley and you will find it to your interest to buy of us.

We are sole agents for DR. HAAS= CELEBRATED STOCK REMEDIES! Which are having remarkable sale.

THE HOG AND POULTRY REMEDY, insuring you healthy hogs and chickens.

THE HORSE AND CATTLE REMEDIES, are invaluable to all stock men, and many a dollar can be saved by their use.



And sell at the LOWEST PRICES!

Please bear in mind we keep the most complete stock in the city and it is to your interest to trade with us.




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Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

AD. J. O. CALDWELL Begs leave to inform the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity that he has opened a large stock of DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, FURNISHING GOODS, CLOTHING, AND BOOTS AND SHOES, in the north store under Highland Hall. He has secured the services of Mr. Wm. Berkey, one of the best known and most popular salesmen in the city, which he trusts will be a sufficient guarantee that customers will be honestly and courteously treated.



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Corner Summit Street and Central Avenue,

Arkansas City, Kansas.

Views made to order. Pictures copies and enlarged, and colored in oil or water colors. Photographs of Indians always on hand.


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Orders promptly attended to.

My work shows for itself.

Office over DeBruce=s Blacksmith shop, one door north of Central Avenue Hotel.


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Graining, Kalsomining, Paper Hanging, Etc.

Shop over Wyckoff=s Store.


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Having secured the services of the most experienced of workmen, he is prepared to do the best of plastering on the shortest notice.

Materials always on hand.


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AD. W. G. MILLER wishes to say to all of his Old Patrons and as many new ones as wish a first-class job of BLACKSMITHING, that he has secured the services of a SMITH FROM THE EAST, who comes well recommended as a No. 1 workman on all kinds of work, and is a practical HORSE SHOER. We will ever strive to please all who will COME AND GIVE US A TRIAL.

All kinds of REPAIRING -OF- FARM MACHINERY -AND- GENERAL BLACKSMITHING. [Next line or two obscured.]


Horse Shoeing a Specialty.

Woodwork on wagons in connection with the shop.




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AD. WARE & PICKERING, Dealers in Groceries, Hardware,

-AND- Stock Men=s Supplies.




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This column will be devoted to school matters, and to the interests of the Senior class. This column is to be edited by a member of the Senior class; the editor or editors to be chosen by the members of the class, and such editor or editors to choose another member for assistant. This space is to be devoted exclusively to school matters. No topic concerning weather, fashion, or politics will be tolerated. Each successive member of the editorial staff should try to raise our column of the paper higher and higher, with one towering above his predecessor. This column will be expected to give the names of the scholars who have been perfect in deportment, to give the highest grades obtained in examination; together with the names of the scholars obtaining such grades. It shall also be the duty of the editor or editors to give space for the four best compositions composed by the senior class--the best composition to be printed first week; the second best second week; and so forth until the four best are printed.


The school was honored by a visit from Prof. L. D. Davis, principal of the school at Pawnee agency, and was accompanied by his sister-in-law, Miss Woodin, who is teacher at the Otoe agency. Mr. Davis remarked to our teacher that hearing the grammar and Latin classes made him want to go back to school soon. Everyone that visits the school speaks well of our school system. This reflects great credit on our teachers and ourselves.

The school is now crowded; there are more pupils than the seats can accommodate, and more scholars still coming. There are at present twelve members in the senior division.

We had a parsing match two weeks ago last Friday, but we suppose the junior editor will tell all about that. The juniors do parse rather well, but our motto is ATry, try again.@

The good people of Kansas and the United States generally will excuse the scarcity of items, as we have been too busy to devote much of our time to frolic.

The following named pupils of the senior class were perfect in deportment for the last month:

Effie Gilstrap

Minnie McIntire

Jessie Norton

Emma Theaker

Alice Lane

John Kirkpatrick

Alvin Sankey

C. [?] G. McLaughlin

M. [?] C. Vaughn

Dora Pearson

The highest grades obtained in examination are as follows:

Algebra, Emma Theaker, 100; Rhetoric, Effie Gilstrap, 100; Jessie Norton and Emma Theaker, 100 each; Latin, Minnie McIntire, 90.

We submit a copy of the best composition for this month; by Miss Emma Theaker. [NOTE: DID NOT COPY COMPOSITION...VERY HARD TO READ AS PRINT IS SO SMALL.]



By request of the class and permission of the editor, we take pleasure in representing the Arkansas City High School through your columns. If any pupil in this department does not want his toes trod upon he must keep them out of the way. We are representing the school and do not intend to misrepresent it. This column to be for the benefit of the parents in this vicinity, and we will publish evil as well as good report, and if we offend anyone, we are glad of it as we will always wish we had said more. . . . [HARD TO READ REST OF THIS PARAGRAPH AND ONE THAT FOLLOWS.] THEY HAD A LIST OF NAMES: BUTCHERED IN PRINT! THINK THEY WERE:

Mahlan Arnett

Viola Bishop

Frank Harper

Ella Crocker

Sarah Crocker

Mary Dakan

Jacob Endicott

Eddie Marshall

Laura Gould

Elora [or Flora] Gould

Lizzie Gilbert

Richard Hostetler [? NOT SURE OF LAST NAME AT ALL.]

Eddie Garris

Howard Maxwell


Mountferd J. Scott

Eva Splawn

Clarence Hutchison [? NOT SURE OF LAST NAME.]

Martin Warren [? NOT SURE OF LAST NAME.]

Constance Woodin

Rosh [?] Morse


Horace Vaughn studies grammar now. New pupils are coming in everyday. We do not know what will be done if very many more apply. The Professor will have to set them on the floor or the rostrum.

Miss Edna Worthly returned to school Monday, after an absence of one month. Her absence was caused by sickness at her home. If Miss Edna was a less studious pupil, we would doubt her catching up, but as it is, she will soon come to the front.


The Misses Gould look so much alike, they have to go home every day at noon to find out which one they are.

President M. L. Ward of the Ottawa University honored the school with a call and short address Wednesday morning. Mr. Ward has had a great deal of experience in school interests, and he highly recommended our school. If the scholars take his advice, they will profit by it.

We publish the following names of pupils carrying the highest grades in the different classes: History, Loyd Ruby, 100; Grammar, Eddie Marshall and Eva Splawn, 97 each; Spelling, Eva Splawn and Mollie Duncan, 100; Arithmetic, Frank Armstrong, Jacob Endicott, and Richard Hutchison, 100 each; Geography, Sanimah [? THAT IS WHAT IS IN PRINT ?] Buell, Mollie Duncan, Flora Gould, Lida Whitney, and Joseph Campbell, 100 each.

The senior editor favored us with his photograph St. Valentine=s day.

We introduce the following as a specimen of the essay handed to us for this month: THE SOLDIER, COMPOSED BY MISS ELLA CROCKER.



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Chas. W. Grimes, M. D., pays particular attention to diseases of the [GARBLED LINES...FOLLOWED BY -EYE AND EAR.]









MORE ADS FOR: I. E. BONSALL, PERRY HOUSE [H. H. PERRY, PROPRIETOR]; LELAND HOTEL [COL. ELIAS NEFF, PROPRIETOR]...Buses to and from all trains. Stages leave daily for Geuda Springs and Indian Territory.

MORE ADS FOR: J. M. GODFREY (CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER)...I am always prepared to move buildings on short notice. Satisfaction guaranteed.










Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


JOHN W. BROWN, Proprietor.


Delivered to all parts of the city every morning and evening. I have made arrangements with the farmers, living in my neighborhood, to furnish me Sour Milk and Buttermilk, and will carry the same with me every morning and evening in connection with the sweet milk. Parties in need of buttermilk, for cooking purposes, can now be accommodated by calling on the undersigned.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


SAMUEL CLARKE, Mechanical Engineer and Proprietor.

Manufactures Engines, Boilers, Shafting, Pulleys, all kinds of Machine Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing, and Wagon Work. Repairs on Engines, Boilers, Mill Machinery, etc.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Great! Personals get started...half of them illegible because for some reason or other an illustration of a wagon was printed on this sheet...just doesn=t make good sense. WILL TYPE WHAT I CAN READ.

And now the school boy sketch.

Let the parents read the school column.

Al. Beecher is building himself a fine shop near the foundry.

There is talk of an Indiana firm opening a furniture store.

Several new business houses will be built as soon as spring opens.

Cunningtham=s new building is approaching completion rapidly.

Mr. J. W. Florer, of Kaw Agency, paid THE REPUBLICAN an appreciated call.

A. A. Newman & Co. are constantly receiving new goods; drop in and see them.

Esquires Schiffbauer and Kreamer have not yet received their commissions.

Rev. J. O. Campbell has kindly consented to give weekly explanations of the Sabbath school lessons.

An excellent selection, by H. S. Lunday, was recxeived too late for publication. It will appear soon.

The Perry House has every accommodation for the wants of the traveling public.

The REPUBLICAN office had a pleasant call yesterday by the Misses Phillips and Christian.

We issue 2,000 copies of the REPUBLICAN today; they will visit every state in the American Union.

The Hasie Brothers arrived in our city a few days ago. They will engage in the business of wholesale grocers.

Mrs. Davidson of Wellington was the guest of her sister, Mrs.

M. B. Vawter, during the early part of this week.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Mrs. D. W. Stevens intends making an extended trip east this spring, visiting friends in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.

Mr. A. A. Davis is an authorized agent for THE REPUBLICAN to solicit subscription, job work, and advertisements. He will visit you soon.

Mr. David Hollenbeck=s ice house is slowly approaching completion. This gentleman has secured sufficient ice to supply the city until September.

All persons knowing themselves to be indebted in small sums to the firm of Gaskell, Atkinson & Thurston, are respectfully requested to call and settle.

Corn is coming into market in Arkansas City at a lively rate. Plenty of buyers on the street, paying good figures. Yesterday the market price was 34 cents per bushel.

Mr. Adam Means and family of Indiana, have lately arrived in our city. Mr. Means has purchased the Norton farm, in Bolton Township, and will remove there in a short time.

A selection, ABeer a Poison, not a Food,@ by Dr. D. W. Philips, will appear next week. The article is long, and not having space for the whole, we shall omit it this week.

The Arkansas Roller mills will be ready for business on the 26th, of this month; our patrons in New Mexico and Colorado cannot do better than to order their supplies from them.

Persons who have property for sale will find it to their advantage to call on Kellogg & Matlack. These gentlemen have a complete set of abstract books, so necessary for the inspection of strangers.

We are informed that Prof. Ed. E. Farringer=s music class is steadily increasing. At present he has fifteen pupils on piano, organ, violin, and coronet, five of whom entered the class within the last two weeks.

Mr. W. H. McCune left on last Wednesday to pay a visit to his former home near Allerton, Iowa. He hopes to return in a few weeks with his mother, when they will take up their residence on the Love farm just west of [CANNOT READ LAST TWO WORDS.]

Mr. Frank Lorry, last week, bought a span of fine colts in this city [REST GARBLED]...them out to his farm in West Bolton. Thursday, one of them was kicked by the other, breaking its leg, necessitating its being killed. [REST GARBLED.]

Steadman Bros. are contemplating the erection of a new building on their lot, where their present business is conducted, and are closing out their stock at low figures. They intend enlarging the gun department when the new building is completed, and do not expect to carry any other stock; hence the low prices.

On next Monday evening, an entertainment will be given at the opera house, by Mr. and Mrs. Turk Moore. The performance will consist of songs, medleys, stories, local hints, and mind reading. They come highly recommended by the press of other states. Mr. Moore is an old soldier, but is now blind. All soldiers are particularly invited to attend.

Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

The Ottawa Wilberforce Concert company will give a literary and musical entertainment at the opera house Tuesday evening, Feb. 26th. This company is worthy the patronage of our people. The performance will be perfectly moral, and is for the benefit of Wilberforce University, an institution founded for the educational benefit of the colored race.

Rev. M. L. Ward, president of Ottawa University, favored us with his presence, last Wednesday. He is traveling in the interests of his school. This seat of learning is under the auspices of the Baptist Church. President Ward is visiting every church of his denomination, in the state, soliciting an endowment fund. He is an earnest worker, and we wish him the best of success in his noble work.

We are under obligations to Major Woodin for an introduction to his son-in-law, Prof. Davis of the Pawnee agency. The Prof. Is well versed in the hidden science of printing, having been connected with the press of his native state. The gentleman has been eminently successful in training the Awild children of the prairie how to shoot,@ and is highly appreciated by both his patrons and employees.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Mr. S. W. Duncan, a promising and gifted attorney of this city expects to leave next Tuesday for Arkansas City, Kansas, to cast his fortune with the growing West. Mr. Duncan came here a stranger to nearly all, but by his upright career, manly and social bearing, and assiduity to business . . . . Litchfield (Kentucky) Sunbeam.

The above highly complimentary notice is clipped from the Liitchfield (Ky.) Sunbeam. Mr. Duncan has been connected with the above paper for the last two years. We are personally well acquainted with Mr. Duncan, and know him to be a young man of cultured mind, earnest and decided principle. He is a staunch Republican--when persons come from Kentucky they are positive quantities--a thorough temperance man and a consistent Christian. We congratulate ourselves on having secured so able an assistant, and the city on having acquired so valuable a citizen. [DUNCAN: LOCAL EDITOR.]


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Mr. William G. Miller, this week, received a letter from his brothe-in-law, Mr. William Carroll, who now resides in Clinton County, Ohio. In this letter Mr. Carroll states that himself, his two sons-in-law, and one of his neighbors, a Mr. Hudson, will leave Cincinnati, on the 18th of this month, for the purpose of purchasing farms in the vicinity of Arkansas City. After having secured farms they will return to Ohio, and move with their families in the spring to this AGarden spot of the World.@ If Mr. Miller be a fair specimen of the family, we shall heartily welcome the newcomers to our midst. Mr. Carroll further states that four or five families will leave Cincinnati about the same time, with the view of obtaining cheap and excellent farms in Southern Kansas. He also writes that the desire to remove to Kansas is unparrell in the history of the county, and that many more familes are preparing to come.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

A sad accident occurred on Grouse Creek, last week. The two little sons, aged four and seven years respectively, of Mr. Drury Warren, went to the creek for the purpose of playing. Mrs. Warren soon missed them and went in search of them. She found them struggling in the water. The distracted mother plunged into the stream, and doubtless, would have been drowned, but for the intervention of her daughter. The little boys were reached by the neighbors, but not until life was extinguished. Mr. Warren was in Kansas City at the time. He was telegraphed and reached home in time to see his dear children interred. Words cannot express the sorrow of the community in this sad bereavement of such an excellent family.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Professor Atkinson, of the Arkansas City Schools, in connection with C. W. Coombs and J. J. Clark, will begin the publication of a paper at that place soon. This will give the city by the canal three papers. We suppose the new one will be a patent outside, following suit with the other two. If the new proprietors are wise, they will put out an all home print, full of live, bright, newsy matter, if it=s only four columns to the page. That city is a good field for such a paper. Another patent wouldn=t live six months. Winfield Courier.

The suggestion of the Courier was acted upon before it was received. THE REPUBLICAN, as can be discerned by an experienced eye, is Aan all home print.@ As for the printed matter, it appears for itself.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Wm. Higgins of Topeka. For years past this gentleman has been prominently connected with the politics of the state and the nation. Since 1875, he has been in the legislature of our state and has recently been elected to the important position of the Sergeant at Arms of the National Republican Committee. He expressed himself as highly pleased with the appearances of THE REPUBLICAN, and as he has edited ably several journals, we feel complimented.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Mr. S. Clarke, our energetic foundry man, informs us that he has sufficient work for months, but still can do urgent work on short notice.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Robbers Arrested.

On the night of January 29th, 1884, a car was broken into at the depot, and a lot of cases of canned goods, tobacco, and other merchandise was stolen. Sheriff McIntire, with his deputy, O. S. Rarick, constable John Breene, and others, have been hard at work ever since trying to find a clue to the parties that committed the robbery. Some goods were found several nights ago, and Pat Franey got on the right clue, and with the assistance of the above named officers, traced the goods up, when O. Ingersoll, railroad agent, ordered out a warrant before I H. Bonsall, J. P., for the arrest of T. S. Marston and McStraight. Mr. Higgins, detective from Topeka, was on hand, and took an important part in ferreting out the rascals. Higgins and Rarick started for the Territory for these men, but got ahead of them. J. J. Breene, in the meantime, got on the right track, and arrested the men. Part of the stolen goods have been recovered.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Attention Company.

The Arkansas Valley Guards will turn out mounted and uniformed, in front of the Star stables, on Friday, Feb. 22nd, 1884, at two o=clock, p.m., for regular monthly muster and drill.

By order,


1st Lieut., commanding company.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Notice to Teachers. Notice is hereby given to applicants for teachers= certificates, that a meeting of the board will be held at Arkansas City, in the high school room, on Saturday, March 8th, 1884. Applicants are requested to present themselves as early as 8 o=clock, as they will be required to finish the examination in one day.

A. H. LIMERICK, County Superintendent.

C. T. ATKINSON, Examiner.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

The Perry House occupies the two new buildings of Messrs. A. A. Davis and A. A. Newman. This of itself is a sufficient guarantee that the house is first class. Persons may judge of its success, when we state that these two large buildings are insufficient to accommodate its patrons. Mr. Perry has secured McLaughlin=s hall, and will fit this into chambers for sleeping apartments.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Mrs. Anna Hall, of Clinton, Illinois, aunt to the Drs. Vawter, came in on the train Wednesday and will visit with her sister, Mrs. Estis, for two weeks when her husband will arrive with a carload of fine stock. Mr. Hall intends to make Cowley his home.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

Kellogg & Matlack will sell farms for you on reasonable terms.

Oranges, lemons, and all kinds of nuts at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Best perfumery and toilet sopa at B. H. Dixon & Co.

The finest lot of Embroidery in the city at Fitch=s & Barron=s.

You will be sure to g et your paper hanging and kalsomining finished on short notice, if you leave your work to Ed. Ferguson. Leave orders at Kellogg=s & Mowry=s and Central drug store.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

The best line of confectionery and Fruits and Fresh Oysters at Hill & Carter=s.

Go to G. W. Miller & Co., for nails, locks, barb wire, etc., opposite post office.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


Just received in all grades, at Green Front. Houghton & Kirkpatrick.

FOR SALE. The fine business corner known as Farmers= Hotel. For particulars inquire of D. W. Stevens, City.

Gate City Butter and Monarch Soda Crackers at St. Louis Restaurant.

If you want the boss saddle, go to T. R. Houghton=s. He has them.

The best Horse Collar in the market is the Patent Spooner Collar. T. R. Houghton keeps them.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.



Real Estate, Loan and Abstract Office.


We have a complete set of Abstract Books for Cowley county, and are prepared to furnish abstracts of title to any tract of land or town lot.




Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.




We have come to stay and don=t propose to be beaten in prices. Highest market price paid for all kinds of produce. Don=t forget the place, SOUTH ROOM IN HIGHLAND HALL BUILDING.


[Note: Ad said Hutchinson both it Hutchison instead?]


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


All kinds of FARM MACHINERY Pumps, Windmills, Etc.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


Toilet Soap, Perfumery, Shoulder Braces, Trusses, and all kinds of DRUGGISTS= SUNDRIES usually kept in a firwt-class drug store.


Physicians prescriptions carefully compounded and orders answered with care and dispatch. The public will find our stock of medicines complete, warranted genuine, and of the best quality.




Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.




MOTTO: Prices lower than can be had elsewhere!



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


Always to the Front! -With- New Goods! Fresh Goods!





Kroenert & Austin.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.



A large and complete stock of GENERAL DRY GOODS, Notions, Carpets, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Stock Men=s Supplies, Etc.







Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.



The Lawless Indian.

A recent decision of the supreme court of the United States has been accorded short paragraphs in obscure corners with little thought of its bearing on the welfare of a quarter of a million of people. Two years ago last August the well-known Sioux chief, Spotted Tail, held a council and feast with his people on their reservation in Dakota, and at its close in the afternoon mounted his horse and started home. Coming from the opposite direction, in a wagon, were Crow Dog and his wife. The former got out of his wagon, stooping toward the ground, and as the chief rode along, suddenly rose up and shot him through the breast. Spotted Tail fell from his horse, regained his feet, tried to draw his pistol, reeled and fell back dead. Crow Dog jumped into his wagon and rode at full speed to his camp, nine miles distant. Intense excitement prevailed among the Indians, but no outbreak occurred. It appeared that an old feud had existed between the two men, but that the immediate cause of the assassination was political, Spotted Tail having been put out of the way to make room for an aspirant to his position as head chief. The facts being known, an Indian policeman was instructed to capture Crow Dog. This being done next day, the assassin was turned over to the civil authorities of Dakota, and 20,000 Sioux awaited the results of the Awhite man=s way.@ Upon trial in the district court of the judicial district of Dakota, Crow Dog was found guilty and condemned to death. On appeal the case came before the Supreme Court, the counsel for the prisoner claiming that the district court of Dakota had no jurisdiction in the case, and therefor its finding and sentence were void, and, praying for the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus.

The law makers of a nation which boasts of the supremacy of law over the land have allowed to remain on their statute book until the year of our Lord 1884, the following:

Section 2145. The general laws of the United States as to punishment of crimes committed in any place within the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, except the district of Columbia, shall except the Indian country.

Section 2146. The preceding section, shall not be construed to extend to crimes committed by one Indian against the person or property of another Indian, or to any Indian committing an offense in the Indian country who has been punished by the local laws of the tribe.

This means that over a territory aggregating 225,000 square miles, and among 250,000 people, United States laws shall be inoperative. Fighting, stealing, gambling, polygamy, murder, and every crime which savage passion may breed, shall go on unchecked save by such restraints as the barbarians themselves may devise, while a Christian government calmly looks on and lets them alone. With such a statute before him, Justice Mathews decided that the Indians have a right to try and punish the criminal after their own laws and customs, without interference from the United States, and that the district court of Dakota had no jurisdiction, and Crow Dog=s imprisonment was illegal. He is, therefore, to be remanded to the Alaws and customs@ of retaliation and revenge, injury and reprisal, and his countrymen will be confirmed in their opinion that the white man=s ways are good only for the white man.

Better than comment is another instance of the practical working of this legal Areservation@ for Indians, to which the Commissioner of Indian affairs refers in his annual report just published.

A year ago last September, an Arapaho half-breed, named Robert Poisal, returning from a trip in the Indian Territory, in which he had just placed his children, was shot dead by Johnson Foster, a Creek Indian, no motive but plunder being assignable. The murderer was arrested by mounted police of the Seminole nation; and to prevent Athe carrying out of tribunal laws and customs,@ in the way of summary vengeance, he was turned over for safekeeping to the military authorities at Fort Reno. On request of the Interior Department, the attorney general ordered the trial of the prisoner before the United States court at Fort Smith, Arkansas, but on further consideration and correspondence, he decided that there was too much doubt as to jurisiction of the United States in the matter to justify incurring the expense of removing the prisoner and trying the case.

The war department wearied of the custody of Foster and asked to be relieved; the Interior department urged that a dismissal [?] should be made, and reluctantly the attorney general consented. Meantime since it had appeared that complaints of horse stealing and other offenses were pending against Foster in the United States court at Fort Smith, the United States deputy marshal, with a strong guard of troops, undertook to remove him from Fort Reno thither. Within the first fifteen miles, a party of Arapahoes nearly succeeded in capturing him, and before half the journey was completed, Foster had murdered the Marshal=s assistant and made his escape. He is now at large. Now that he has murdered a white man, the majesty of the law can be manifested provided he is recaptured.

How much longer will congress turn a deaf ear to the entreaties of government officials, teachers, missionaries, and other philanthropists, religious societies, and institutions, even the Aguards@ themselves, that Indians be made amenable to law? Apparently hopeless of adequate legislation in his day, Commissioner Price suggests a partial remedy for the evil, which, like Captain Seller=s window sash Awill keep out the coarsest of cold.@ He recommends that, when new states are admitted into the union, their constitutions shall extend over Indian reservations the jurisdiction of territorial courts. This is a wise suggestion, which should be borne in mind by legislators who can spend days on revision of rules, but cannot give an hour to the erasure of one blot from our statutes. The following indignant protest, made by Bishop Hare in 1866, has added weight and force each year.

ACivilization has loosened in some places, broken the bonds which regulate and hold together Indian society in its wild state, and has failed to give the people laws and officers of justice in their place. This evil still continues unabated. Women are brutally beaten and outraged; men are murdered in cold blood; the Indians who are friendly to schools and churches are intimidated and preyed upon by the evil disposed; children are molested on their way to school, and schools are dispersed by bands of vagabonds; but there is no redress. This accursed condition of things is an outrage upon the One Lawgiver. It is a disgrace to our land. It should make every man who sits in the national halls of legislators blush. And wish well to the Indians as we may, and do for them what we will, the efforts of civil agents, teachers, and missionaries are like the struggles of drowning men weighed with lead, as long as, by the absence of law, Indian society is left without a base. Independent.@


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

AD. McDonald, Jarvis & Co., WINFIELD KANSAS,

Negotiators of Real Estate Loans.

The only 6 percent money in Cowley County.

Privilege granted borrowers of paying loss after one year without bonds, and privilege written in the mortgage.

Interest can be paid at our office and loan can vbe paid in installments.

All business transacted with distpacth.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

AD. Leavenworth Store!

C. R. SIPES, The Only Exclusive Store and Tin Shop in Cowley County. I keep the largest stock of stoves and the greatest variety.

In their season Gasoline and Coal Oil Stoves.

Also, Tin, Copper, Sheet-Iron, and Graniteware, Cistern pumps, Bird Cages, and everything usually found in a Stove and Tin store. I employ more tinners than any similar institution in the county, and am prepared to do any and ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK.

Special attention given COUNTRY WORK, such as Guttering, etc.

Please call if you have any work to do.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


Job Work of all kinds will receive prompt attention.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


Rooms over Cowley Co. Bank.

Satisfaction Guaranteed.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


Capacity, 250 Barrels per Day.


The finest brands of flour constantly on hand in car lots for shipment. Also corn meal, bran, and chop.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

AD. McLaughlin Brothers,

Wholesale and Retail GROCERS!

North Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

AD. The Boom Still Continues,

-AND- Fitch & Barron Have concluded to make a

Grand Clearance Sale

In order to make room for spring goods.

Dry Goods, Yarns, Heavy Woolen Goods, Hats, Caps.

And many other things to numerous to mention, at cost and less than cost. Come early and don=t forget the place.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


Dealers in DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, Carpets, Boots, Shoes, Groceries and Notions. Our spring stock is now arriving. You will always find goods just as represented, and prices the very lowest.

Please call and examine our stock before purchasing.



Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


A fine stock of BARB WIRE always on hand.

We sell the NATIONAL IRON FORCE PUMP. Call and see it.


Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.


Having secured the agency for the best windmill in the market, I am now prepared to put in PUMPS, AND WINDMILLS, with the guarantee of

No Work. No Pay.

Geared Mills for feed grinding and shelling a specialty.







Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 23, 1884.

Ad. City Restaurant, G. W. Childers, Proprietor.

Warm meals at all hours. Special orders filled at all hours.

A full line of Cigars, Tobacco, and Confectioneries, and

Choice Groceries, Sewing Machines, and Organs Furnished on order.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 23, 1884.


Brown & Lockwood

Has the largest and Finest Stock of Leather in the city, and has reduced the price of SEWED BOOTS from $12 to $11.

All kinds of repairing done and work guaranteed satisfactory. Call and see us, one door north of Houghton=s Harness Shop.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 23, 1884.


Finest Fresh Meats of every description Always On Hand.

Game and Fish in their season.

The highest cash price paid for Green and Dry Hides.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 23, 1884.


DeBruce & Neal

wish to inform the public that they are prepared to do Blacksmithing of every description in the BEST STYLE at SHORT NOTICE and REASONABLE PRICES.






Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.




The school is progressing finely. We had another parsing match last Friday with the usual result. One week from next Monday night we have a spelling match. Now we are sorry that matters have turned out unfavorably for us, but, the juniors will remember that, ATalent differs all is well and wisely but,@ if we cannot teach them how to parse, we will teach them how to spell. After school the juniors remain and spell from four to six.


The Jr. Ed. received his photo on St. Valentine=s day, and now he says the photo is ours, don=t repudiate your own picture, Mountford.


That Alice L. Lane is the best grammarian in school. That Emma Theaker is the best mathematician. That Jr. Editor is cultivating a mustache. That Mountford Scott can make more noise than a brass band, a locomotive, a span of mules, and a saw mill. Jrs. are very much elated but Apride goeth before a fall.@

Composed by H. G. Vaughn.



The School House to the front; the saloon to the rear.

Miss Laura Holloway returned to school Monday, after an absence of one week.





Senior editor=s likeness still on hands. Every scholar thinks it favors him.

We suppose the seniors will not say anymore about parsing matches, Aseeing they were so easily beaten@ last Friday. They have now challenged us to a spelling match which will take place one week from next Monday evening. It is generally supposed that they will best us spelling, but they will not do it as easily as they anticipate, and they would feel bad if they should get beaten again.


Joseph Campbell and Loyd Ruby are the best historians in the class.

The singing class is the most interesting class in the school, and it is wonderful how the pupils are learning; some are a little bashful yet, but they will soon get over that. We will take up drawing in a couple of weeks, and that will be an interesting branch of the school.

Mrs. Worthley paid the school an appreciation visit last Friday afternoon; she was very much pleased with the way the parsing match was conducted. Now a word to parents, you should take Mrs. Worthley as a criterion and visit the school yourself. It would show that you were interested in the welfare of your pupils, and teacher. During this term there has been but twenty visitors, that is what you would call visitors. It=s something to think about and act upon. If you had as many swine some place, you would go to see them at least once a week, and surely you could spare time enough to visit the school once in nine months. AWell,@ says one, Athere is a teacher at school to attend to the children.@ So there is but that is not it, do you know for yourself how your pupil is getting along? Do you suppose if your pupil is at the foot of his class, he will tell you as quickly as he would if he was head unless you ask him? Come and see the position of each pupil in his or her classes and you will know how to talk to them, and what advice to give, or how to compliment your children.

Our teacher ridiculed us a little last Friday, the senior thinks. He made the remark that the juniors had slept with two grammars and a dictionary all last week. We do not deny it, but we accomplished our end if we did, and it makes no difference how heavy the scales are just so they balance, you know. The juniors will soon be through Meredith=s geography; we have had a thorough course this winter and there will be about twenty-five to graduate next year.

The seniors are losing no time; every spare moment they have they are studying Patterson=s spellers and analizer.



Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.


The wheat looks well.

Mr. Al. Beecher=s new carpenter shop is completed.

J. H. Sherburne paid us a pleasant call while in town.

Mr. G. W. Newman, of Emporia, spent last Sabbath in our city.

There are about sixty buildings under erection at the present time.

Contractors will please read the advertisement of the commercial association.

A farm department will be added soon to the columns of THE REPUBLICAN.

The rain of last Sabbath night was of great benefit to the wheat crops of our section.

At no former season were the prospects for excellent crops better than at present writing.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick has commenced the erection of a new dwelling adjacent to Mr. Gould=s.

The Arkansas City Guards were on parade yesterday. We are all proud of our handsome boys.

We are under obligations to Dr. Jamison Vawter for valuable services rendered in the office last Saturday.

Mr. J. Twiliger has commenced the erection of a handsome and commodious residence, adjoining Dr. Griffith=s.

Through the generosity of the school board, the teachers and pupils of the city schools enjoyed a holiday yesterday.

Mechanics were forced to cease from their labors during the first part of the past week on account of the severity of the weater.

Arkansas City Post, No. 158, G. A. R., of this city, was awarded second place at the recent session of the department encampment.

The first issue of THE REPUBLICAN visited every state in the American union. Copies were also sent to Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Joshua Moore and Jen. Clark never retired last Friday night; the boys stood as manfully at the press as did the little boy upon the burning deck.

The many friends of Mrs. Noah Kimmel will be pleased to learn that this estimable lady is slowly recovering from her two weeks severe sickness.

The water was turned on at the Arkansas City Roller mills, last Wednesday, and the machinery was found to work to a charm. The mill will commence work next Monday.

Mr. David Litson, of Appleton City, Missouri, is visiting his brother-in-law, C. W. Roseberry, of Beaver Township. Mr. Litson thinks he will soon change his residence to Cowley County.

Quite an episode happened at the Perry House the other night. Ward=s coon had the nightmare. We are informed that it has entirely recovered; >tis as cute and cunning as ever.

The Presbytery, of Emporia, will hold its regular spring meeting in the Presbyterian Church of this city, the 3rd day of April. From fifty to sixty delegates are expected to be present.

We had the pleasure yesterday, of meeting Mr. E. M. Ford, manager of the Wyeth Cattle Company. He is a friend of Hasie brothers, and will likely make Arkansas City his headquarters.

Esquires Schiffbauer and Kreamer have received their commissions. Mr. Kreamer, for the present, will hold his court at Judge Bonsall=s office, and Mr. Schiffbauer has not determined his official residence.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride=s mother, in this city, on Thursday evening, Feb. 14, Mr. Wm. P. Trout, of South Haven, Sumner county, and Miss Eva Anderson, Rev. S. B. Fleming officiating.

We highly enjoyed a pleasant call by Mr. Llewellen Woodin, Jr., this week. This gentleman is chief manager of government affairs, at Otoe Agency, and is one of the most trusted of Uncle Sam=s employees.





Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

Mr. J. W. White, a relative of our five stone masons, the Kreager Brothers, arrived in our city about two weeks ago. Mr. White has purchased a farm in Sumner County, in which he will remove in a few days.

We had a pleasant call from Mr. W. N. Knapp, agent for F. M. Friend, of Winfield. Mr. Knapp deals in musical instruments and sewing machines. He will have to be first indeed, if he distances our men, Fitch & Barron.

Our genial, jovial county attorney, F. C. Jennings, paid us a pleasant call last Monday.

Last week we noticed the arrest of P. S. Marston. He had his examination before Judge Bonsall last Wednesday and Thursday; he was bound over to appear at the next term of court. Seven butts of tobacco were found in Adams= corn crib.

The leap year birthday surprise party, given in compliment to Miss Belle Taylor, on Feb. 19, was a success. All enjoyed themselves splendidly. The gentlemen furnished an excellent supper. Miss Belle received many valuable presents. A GUEST.

The Hasie Bros., as soon as the weather will permit, will commence the erection of their new building. It will be situated nearly opposite Holloway & Fairclo=s drug store, and will have a frontage of 50 feet, a depth of 132 feet, and be a heighth of three stories.

On the evening of March 3rd, a match-spelling, between the members of the senior and junior classes of the Arkansas City schools, will take place at the High School room. The admission fee will be 10 cents, and the proceeds will be for the benefit of the school library.

Communion services will be held in the Presbyterian Church tomorrow morning--Rev. Dr. Kirkwood of Winfield will assist Rev. Fleming--preaching this evening, and also in both services tomorrow. Dr. Kirkwood is Mr. Platter=s successor and is an able and eloquent preacher.

Rev. J. O. Campbell left Friday for Anthony. He will preach at that place on Sabbath day, and return home Monday. There will be no services at the United Presbyterian Church, next Sabbath. There will be services the following Sabbath, both morning and evening.

Mr. Hasie has purchased lots on the corner opposite the residence now occupied by Mr. A. D. Ayres. [HERE WE GO AGAIN...AYERS??] He will commence, immediately, the erection of his residence. Ourr enterprising young grocer, John Kroenert, will also build a residence in the same block, south of Mr. Hasie=s.

Mr. Miller informs us that since the 9th of last September, he has driven 250 pounds of horse shoe nails, and 22,000 pounds of horse shoes. This shows the immense amount of work performed in Arkansas City, in one single line of business. If anyone doubts these figures, call on Mr. Miller, and he will show you the bills.

The advertising space in THE REPUBLICAN will be confined to eighteen columns. When the space desired by our patrons exceeds this, we shall issue a supplement. A new departure will be taken in March.


Two or three thousand copies will be issued. Persons wishing the advantages of our paper will please notify us soon.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

It will be good news to our fashionable ladies as well as to all others to know that a millinery and dressmaking house of the highest style of the art, is to be opened this spring in our city. The old Cowley County Bank building has been secured for this purpose, and is being refitted to receive a most elegant variety of goods in that line from New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The business is to be presided ovr by an accomplished lady--late of Chicago--assisted by an accomplished French artist, as trimmer.@


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

MARRIED. At Winfield, Feb. 14, 1884, Mr. Albion Goff and Miss Lydia Gillis were united in the holy bonds of marriage, by Judge Gans. In the evening, they returned to the residence of the bride=s father, the venerable A. Gillis, and partook of a splendid supper.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

We were honored last week by the presence of Mr. White, one of the excellent editors of the Geuda Springs Herald. Press of business rendered our time for entertainment scant. As the local editor arrived last Wednesday, if Bro. White will call again, we trust to be able to show him the courtesy so becoming toward so distinguished a guest.

Arkansa City Republican, February 23, 1884.

We are sorry to record that the firm of Duncan & McGill have decided to relinquish business for awhile. They have sold their entire stock to Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick, and will give possession next Wednesday. We are satisfied that the excellent reputation of this grocery will be maintained, and gladly welcome Mr. Kirkpatrick to our business ranks.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

In another column will be found the notice of a public sale, at the residence of Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick, one-half mile south from the Dunkard mill, and six miles northeast of Arkansas City. The sale will be held on Feb. 26, 1884. A great variety of articles are advertised. Our farmer friends will do well to attend as they will doubtless secure bargains.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

Two gentlemen of Villisca, Iowa, friends of A. G. Lowe, called on THE REPUBLICAN Friday, C. D. Thurman, Jr., editor of Villisca Review, and Warren Eaves. They are very much impressed with Arkansas City and its surroundings, and talk of investing quite extensively in real estate, and expect soon to make this their permanent residence. Glad to see you, gentlemen. We welcome you among us. Call again.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

The Cowley County Banking Company, have located their old banking house on the opposite side of the street, and are fitting it up in elegant style, in which a Chicago lady is going to open up a first class Millinery and Dressmaking establishment. A most choice line of goods, we understand, have been ordered from New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. This speaks volumes for our growing city.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

The residence of Mr. C. W. Burt was, last week, the scene of a disastrous conflagration. His elegant, new house, including all his household goods, went up in the flames. The cause of the fire was a defective flue. While the loss is serious, and to most men extremely discouraging, yet from what we know of the energy of this sterling gentleman, we are warranted in saying that his former commodious edifice will soon be replaced with another building equally elegant.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

DIED. On last Monday, our citizens were apprised of the sad occurrence of the suicide of Mr. Wood. The gentleman was the father of Mr. Wood, of the firm of Bliss & Wood, of Winfield, Kansas. The facts are as follows. For some time Mr. Wood has been suffering with temporary insanity. He accomplished the terrible deed by hanging. He passed a rope over the cellar door, between the door and sill. He tightened the rope by closing the door. Standing upon a coal oil can, he adjusted the rope around his neck. Kicking the can from beneath his feet, he quickly strangled. The door was opened by a person on the opposite side, and Mr. Wood fell upon the cellar floor.

Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

The Commercial Building Association.

On the 20th of this month, the Commercial Building Association of Arkansas City, Kansas, sprang into existence. Its incorporators:

M. S. And Geo. E. Hasie, A. A. Newman, W. M. Sleeth, H. P. Farrar,

T. H. McLaughlin, T. H. Houghton, and G. W. Cunningham. At the first meeting Geo. E. Hasie was elected president, and H. P. Farrar, secretary and treasurer. The first work of the association will be the erection of a building 75 feet in frontage, 132 feet in depth, and three stories high, between the business houses of the Hasie Bros., and G. W. Cunningham. In connection with the storeroom of the Hasie Bros., this will make the finest building in our city. The two structures--the association=s and the Messrs. Hasie=s--will form one solid building 125 feet in frontage, 132 feet in depth, and three stories high. This enterprise displays the energy of our businessmen and the importance, to capitalists, of our rapidly growing city.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

A Grange of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, was organized at Constant, Monday evening, with C. W. Roseberry, as secretary, consisting of twenty-six members. The grange movement is beginning to revive. Monopolies take notice. GRANGER.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

Notice to Contractors.

Proposals will be received until February 28th, for furnishing and delivering about 400 cords of good building rock; 1,500 yards of coarse clean building sand; and for the excavation of cellar and foundation walls of the Commercial Block, to be built fronting on Summit street. Proposals must be in writing, and can be for any part or the whole of the rock, sand, or the excavating, but a separate proposition must be made for each one. The proposition must be delivered to Geo. W. Cunningham, and those for rock and sand to be accompanied by a sample, showing the quality of that proposed to be delivered.



Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.


Notice is hereby given to contractors that bids will be received by the undersigned, for the construction of seventeen (17) miles of wire fence (four strands) on Black Bear, Indian Territory. At the same time also bids will be received for the construction of water tanks, and for the work of cutting hay, in its season. The company reserve the right to reject any or all bids.


Address all bids to S. W. GABLE [? COULD NOT READ LAST NAME ?]


Otoe Agency, Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.


The undersigned will sell at auction, at his farm one-half mile south of Dunkard mill, and six miles northeast of Arkansas City, on


At 10 o=clock, a.m., the following described property.

3 work horses, 2 ponies, 4 fresh milch cows, 1 Jersey heifer, 2 two-year-old steers, 4 yearling calves, 27 head of hogs, 1 new Mitchell wagon, 1 truck wagon, 1 new spring wagon, 1 sulky stirring plow with breaker attached, 2 corn plows, 1 harrow, 1 wheat drill, harness, hay in stack, 1 heating stove and other articles, too numerous to mention.

TERMS: $5 and under, cash in hand; over $5, six months= time with apprroved security.


Austin Bailey, Auctioneer.


Arkansas City Republican, February 23, 1884.

Senator Cook, of Texas, declares for a tariff for revenue only.

Caldwell sells the celebrated A. G. Leonard Boots and Shoes.

For general line of furniture, to to J. W. MANSFIELD.

Those who contemplate building will find it to their interest to call on Park & Lewis, carpenters, contractors, and builders. Shop on North Summit street.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 1, 1884.


Tickets sold to or from any part of Europe.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 1, 1884.


THE FARMERS. I have the latest improved machinery, and GUARANTEE SATISFACTION. The HIGEST MARKET PRICE paid for WHEAT AND CORN. Give us a trial at the [GARBLED WORDS] the Canal.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 1, 1884.

AD. S. C. & R. L. COWLES

Desire to inform the people of Arkansas City that they are prepared to do a general TRANSFER AND JOBBING BUSINESS, And solicit the patronage of the public. Kroenert & Austin=s Grocery.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.




One week from Monday night we have a spelling match; admission 10 cents. Come out everybody and hear us. Read the soul-stirring, heroic ode found in the junior column last week. The junior editor must have been up late the night before the paper was published. AThe leaders seems to be horribly annoyed about something.@ AOh! Juniors; you should not let such angry passions rise. Your hands were never made to tear out junior=s eyes.@ Considerable logic about that we will admit. Now, we have heard of the mule kicking another mule; we have hears of a young man who went to the fair, spent all his money, came home and whipped himself for being such a fool; but we never before heard of one junior tearing out another junior=s eyes.

Everyone should take the advice given by the junior editor, and visit our schools often. It would be a great encouragement to our teachers and to ourselves. Miss Effie Gilstrap returned to school last Monday; we are always pleased to see seniors coming in, as the call can ill afford to lose any of its members. We need all our members to compete with the juniors, in the branches they are studying. To tell the truth, the junior class is a class of which any school ought to be proud.

We publish the following, as third best essay for this month. Composed by John Kirkpatrick. [CALLED ATHE BOY.@ DID NOT COPY IT.]


The school was honored by an appreciated call from Mr. S. W. Duncan and Mr. Geo. E. Hasie. Call again, gentlemen.






There was some mistake in the school column last week; if the good people will excuse us, we will try and do better hereafter.

The seniors take advantage of small mistakes, especially the editor.

Next Monday evening will witness the scene of the spelling match at the Arkansas City high school. Turn out those who want to see the discipline in that department, in that branch of the course; all are expected to spell exceedingly well except the editors.

Miss Lida Whitley stays at the head of the geography class Ain good shape.@

The following is a list of people of Miss Hunt=s department that recewived 100 percent: Ida Lane, Mary Dunn, Cora Taylor, Anna Wagstaff, Mervam Miller, Harry Gilstrap, Jimmie Kirkpatrick, Willie Wilson, Mattie Patterson, Elza Darrough, Sarah Hill, Maggie Ford, Emma Wilson, Wyatt Hutchinson.

Those who were imperfect in the same department are: Larkin Endicott, James Williams, Eddie Endicott, Charley Taylor, Jay Fairclo, Amy Landes, Flora Kraemer, Ella DeBruce, Mary Lewis.

Next week is examination week; most of the pupils stand good examinations.



Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.


New houses building everywhere.

Wheat is worth 88 cents in this market.

A large crowd at the trial, Thursday.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Benedict & Owen have changed their ad. Be sure and read it.



OUR MOTTO: The best goods, the lowest prices, and a SQUARE DEAL for every man.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

A new agricultural implement firm commences business soon.

Musical convention commences Monday evening. All who sing are invited.

Mr. D. W. Stevens and family are visiting friends in Winfield for a few days.

Mr. G. W. Cunningham has his new building fairly crowded with new implements.

Read the ad. Of W. H. Speers, in this issue; he is prepared to do all kinds of custom work. [ALREADY TYPED AD.]

Charley Parker, of Pawnee agency, was in town last Thursday, and called in to see the boys.

Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

The accomplished wife of Mr. C. R. Sipes pleased THE REPUBLICAN under obligations to her, by a very pleasant call.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Robert Baird has purchased the Beecher carpenter shop on North Central Avenue. He guarantees his work. Read his advertisement.


Shop on East Central Avenue. A sufficient number of first-class workmen always employed in order to complete work on short notice. All work guaranteed.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Prof. R. W. Leager will hold a meeting at the opera house next Monday evening for the purpose of organizing a Musical Convention.

The local editor extends thanks to Dr. Jamison Vawter for remembering him at church time, last Sabbath, and for his excellent company to and from church.

M. G. Troup, of Winfield, deputy county attorney, appeared for the state in the prosecution against George Myers and others, before Judge Bonsall Thursday.

The Arkansas Valley Guards will give a grand ball at Geuda Springs, Thursday evening, March 13. All are cordially invited to come and spend a social evening.

As Rev. S. B. Fleming will be absent attending to Presbyterial business, in Sumner County, there will be no services at the white church tomorrow. Sunday school at 12 o=clock.

Will C. Mitchell, a first-class house carpenter and contractor, from Salem, Iowa, has been in the city all this week, the guest of Mr. D. D. Bishop. He will probably locate here.

Rev. J. O. Campbell will preach next Sabbath evening from the text: AEvery man in his own place.@ There will be services each succeeding Sabbath evening until further notice.

WATCH CHARM FOUND. Mr. O. J. Godfrey informs us that he has found a watch chain, which the owner can have be describing, and paying for this notice.

The Chicago Comedy company have canceled their engagement at Winfield for this Saturday evening, and will entertain our citizens again tonight at the opera house. Matinee tomorrow afternoon.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

We call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of Mr. Shelden. He is agent for one of the best insurance companies in the United States, and will take risks at equal rates with other agents.



Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Mr. Furry of the Geuda Springs Herald gave us a friendly call last Saturday. Mr. Furry is a man of terling qualities, and soundest judgment. He is doing much for his town in means of his able paper.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

A petition, asking that a bridge be built across the Walnut at Harmon=s Ford, has received the necessary number of signers to secure an election. This bridge will be of great benefit to both city and country.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

If there be one who doubts the military ability of Major W. M. Sleeth, that one is not the editor of THE REPUBLICAN. With a celerity that would have done credit to a Sheridan, last Monday evening, he swooped down on our sanctum with a force to whom brave old Gen. Sherman would have surrendered unconditionally. Having stationed his forces satisfactorily to himself, he adopted the Joe Johnson method and disappeared from the field. The editor was on the point of hasty capitulation, when Mr. Geo. E. Hasie opportunely descended. Embracing the opportunity, he introduced him to the ladies, Mrs. Sleeth, Mrs. Shepherd, Mrs. Kellogg, and Mrs. Alexander. With the grace of a Chesterfield, he acknowledged the compliment, and materially aided us in entertaining our fair visitors. After expressing their loyalty to that section, whence each came, they departed leaving our place of abode more gloomy, by contrast, than before. We trust their visits will not be like those of angels--few and far between.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

We learn that the contract for the excavating for cellar and foundation walls, and furnishing rock and sand for the commercial and Hasie blocks, has been awarded to J. H. Covey, his being the lowest bid offered. The levels will be made at once, and men and teams will be put at work Tuesday, preparing for the walls that will soon be put in course of erection.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

The carpenter work on the Free Methodist Church is rapidly approaching completion. It will be ready for use in a few weeks. It will be a handsome and well constructed building and will add much to the appearance of our city. The members of that society deserve much credit for the manner and rapidity with which the work has been done.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

George Myers, Charles Myers, and Jerome Branson, were tried before Judge Bonsall, last Thursday, on the charge of disturbing the peace of Cyrus Perkins and others, by throwing eggs against the schoolhouse, in district No. 80, East Bolton, and were fined $1 each and costs, amounting to about $33 apiece, we are informed.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

DIED. Miss Hattie Jordan, a pupil of Mrs. Geo. Wright=s department, died last Sunday, of brain fever. The department in which she had attended school was dismissed at 10 o=clock, in order that her mates might attend the funeral services. She was a pleasant pupil and will be sadly missed by both teacher and pupils.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Not long since, Dr. J. H. Griffith showed us some cancers which he had removed from his patients. Probably no man in the whole West is so well skilled in the mysteries of this subtle disease as Dr. Griffith. To all who are afflicted with this terrible disease we would recommend the doctor.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

There will be a meeting Monday evening of the Arkansas Valley Guards, to make preparations for a ball to be given sometime in April. Gov. Glick, and Adjutant General Moonlight are expected to be present. Further mention will be made in future issues.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Messrs. W. M. Carroll and S. M. Hudson, Blanchester, Ohio, and Jacob Lawdes, of Pricetown, in the same state, have been in the county this week looking for farms. They like the appearance of the county, and will probably buy land and move to this county.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Mr. D. D. Lewis, a former citizen of this city, has purchased the Coal Creek Enterprise, of Coal Creek, California. The paper was, before the change in editors, solidly Democratic. It will now, under its new manager, be as solidly Republican.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Prof. Leager, who is to hold the musical convention next week, is widely known as the author of the revision and dramatization of AQueen Ester@ and ABellshazer@ which have been produced before splendid audiences all over the civilized world.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Mr. I. K. Berry, trader at Sacred Heart Mission, was in town this week. He visited us in our office. While here he fully sustained his widespread reputation for geniality.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

MARRIED. Thursday evening at 8:30 o=clock, Mr. Geo. E. Wright and Miss Anna L. Norton were united in marriage, at the residence of the bride=s father, Mr. L. C. Norton. The officiating clergyman was Rev. S. B. Fleming. Only a few of the relatives and most intimate friends were present. After the ceremony and hearty congratulations, the company sat down to a supper, fully in keeping with the happy event. Both the contracting parties are favorably known in this community. The bride is held in the highest estimation by a wide circle of friends, and is one of our most beautiful and accomplished ladies.

The groom is one of our most popular businessmen and is held in high regard by all who know him. THE REPUBLICAN wishes them the abundant success such a brilliant couple so well deserve.



Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

MARRIED. Mr. R. P. Hutchison, one of Arkansas City=s enterprising young grocers, and Miss Effie Tate were married last Thursday evening, at the residence of Rev. S. B. Fleming. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few relatives, after which about thirty friends met at the residence of Mr. J. W. Hutchison, where an excellent supper was partaken of. The evening was made still more enjoyable by the presence of the band boys, who gave the young couple their congratulations by selections of fine music. Of course, they were invited in and treated quite royally, as no one knows better how to do this than J. W. Hutchison and his estimable lady.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

MARRIED. AOn the 12th inst., at the residence of M. P. Lutz, in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, by Rev. Stuart Mitchell, D. D., Capt. C. G.

Thompson, of Arkansas City, Kansas, to Mrs. Augusta H. Dreisbach, of Bloomsburg, Pa. During his brief sojourn here, Capt. Thompson made many friends, especially among the veterans of the late war. The many firends of the bride will miss her, but trust that she will find renewed happiness on the verge of the Indian Territory, for which they startged on last Tuesday.@

We clip the above complimentary notice from The Bloomington (PA) Republican and can assure the many friends of the pride that Capt. Thompson is even more highly appreciated at home than abroad. While the Captain has displayed excellent judgement in his selection, Mr. Thompson has been equally fortunate. The Captain is known everywhere as a superb gentleman, and an excellent social companion. THE REPUBLICAN wishes them that success which such excellently maited people so richly deserve.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

MARRIED. At the residence of Mr. A. A. Wiley, last Tuesday, Mr. William T. Wallace and Miss Callie Gilliland were united in marriage by Rev. Snyder of Winfield. The best wishes of their many friends attend them.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

MARRIED. At the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. S. B. Fleming Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 1884, Mr. Ralph M. Turner and Miss Martha Pettit, both of Bolton Township.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

About thirty couples will go from this place to Winfield Tuesday evening, March 4th, to attend the concert of Camilla Urso, the greatest violinist in the world. The evening train will be held over till after the concernt to bring home the Arkansas City visitors. Forty seats have been reserved for the accommodation of our people. The chart will be open this afternoon in THE REPUBLICAN office.




Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

We call attention to the new advertisement of Snyder & Hutchinson. They are among the oldest and best known of real estate dealers in the southwest. They have a large list of valuable property for sale, and will serve you fairly and honorably.



Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Newcomers are constantly arriving; on Monday, quite a number of Ohio people came into the office. These were Mr. Miller=s friends, mention of whom has been made heretofore. They, like everyone else, are well pleased with the country, and will become residents of our vicinity.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Mr. Little of Sac & Fox agency favored us with his presence while in town this week. He is an enthusiast concerning the tribes with which he is stationed and is doing an excellent work for the red men with whom he is located.

Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

The third entertainment in the Highland Hall Lecture course will be given Friday, March 7th, by Col. J. P. Sanford, a popular lecturer from Chicago, Illinois. Subject: AOld Times and New.@ Tickets on sale at the P. O. Monday March 3rd.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

The new city millinery will open out in grand style with the best French Trimmer in the state, about the 4th of March.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

DIED. On last Sunday morning at half past nine o=clock, death, with ruthless hand, snatched from our social circle one of our most esteemed ladies, Mrs. I. H. Bonsall. Six years ago, a malignant tumor commenced to grow under the nail of the third finger of the right hand. After suffering intensely for one whole year, she was sent to Cincinnati, Ohio, for treatment. The finger was removed to the center of the hand, of which she recovered the use. She then returned home, but the disease was at work in her system, and soon affected her eyesight. She was confined to the house for a year, six months of the time, to a dark room. For a short time succeeding, she was able to attend church, wearing colored glasses. Three and one-half years from the date of the first surgical operation, a tumor commenced to grow under the right arm, on the lymphatic gland. Four years from the time she made her first trip, she again left for Cincinnati, and underwent five surgical operations in the Good Samaritan Hospital. She remained six months, and returned home in the summer; butt in the course of a month, the disease asserted itself again, and she was confined to her bed to the time of her death. Mrs. Bonsall came to Kansas in 1859, residing at Leavenworth, but removed in 1872 to Arkansas City. She was one of the earliers comers, and perhaps as much to her as to anyone do we owe our present refined and cultivated society. She was a true friend, a devoted wife, and a noble and refined woman. She leaves a large circle of sorrowing friends, to whom her memory will ever be dear. Words are but feeble expressions of the sorrow felt by those whom she has left.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

DIED. Last Sunday morning, a little son of Mr. T. R. Brown started as usual for Sunday school, at the Parker schoolhouse. In a short time he was found insensible on the ground. It is supposed the horse stumbled and threw him. He was insensible when discovered. All that love and skill could do was done, but in vain. On Wednesday morning he died, and was buried at the Parker graveyard on Thursday. He was nine years of age and was a bright and noble lad. All who knew him loved him. On the morning of the accident, he had for recitation the verse, ABoast not of tomorrow; for we know not what a day may bring forth.@ Elder Gans made the above the text of the funeral discourse.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

TO BE MARRIED. [REPUBLICAN MEMBER...CHARLES W. COOMBS.] The cards made known that one of our partners was to be married. Charles W. Coombs and Miss Mae A. Hamilton are to be married this evening at the residence of Mrs. E. H. Denton. Mr. Coombs is a gentleman of excellent business qualifications and has no superior in his profession. Miss Hamilton is the granddaughter of the venerable

W. J. Hamilton, so well and favorably known in this section. The remainder of THE REPUBLICAN force wish them all possible success in the voyage of life.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

In Judge Bonsall=s court, yesterday, James Burrell was fined $10 and the costs, for assaulting Mr. Leeper.

Ed Parrish was arraigned last Friday before Judge Bonsall, for shooting with intent to kill a Mr. Meadows who lives over the canal. The evidence disclosed the fact that Parrish wanted Meadows to drink with him. Meadows refused, and Parrish fired a shot through the house. The Judge dismissed the charge of shooting with intent to kill, and fined Parrish $50, and costs, for assault.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

A False Alarm.

Last Friday evening, a flying messenger rode hastily into Silverdale and with bated breath, related the story that his companions had been killed by the Indians. The men within the military age, quickly collected, and armed themselves with knives, swords, halberds, tomahawks, muskets, scythes, and pitchforks. A company of twelve was hastily formed of as brave men as ever carried a deadly weapon. P. F. Haynes was chosen captain, and O. S. Gibson high corporal. Mounting their gallant steeds, the flying cavalcade started for the territory and vengeance. Arriving at the scene of the massacre, they found the murdered boy as serene as a summer=s morning. It seems that the two boy herders had had a slight quarrel with an Indian, who threatened to kill them if they intruded upon his sacred domain. Boy-like they intruded, and seeing another Indian, one of the boys started to run. The other boy called to him not to flee, but the harder he called the faster the other boy ran. It was a woeful disappointment. The citizen soldiers had expected some fun. They had ground their knives to a razor=s edge, rammed their guns and cannon to the muzzle, with grape and canister, and had supposed they would take many scalps. Slowy and sadly the boys faced about; high private Gibson sounded the recall; Captain Haynes gave the order, and like the boys who charged upon the mullen stalks, returned without the loss of a single man. As soon as Gov. Glick was informed of the ubiquity of the company=s movements, he telegraphed that he would be pleased to attach the whole command to his staff.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

The services at the white church last Sabbath were very interesting. Rev. Dr. Kirkwood preached an able and impressive sermon. Twenty-one were received into the church, seven of whom were received by profession of faith, and four were baptized. This church under the pastoral charge of Rev. S. B. Fleming is making rapid advancement.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Mr. Wilkin, ex-county treasurer of Guernsey County, arrived in this city yesterday with his family and will immediately take charge of a stock ranch of 3,400 acres east of this place, which he bouth a few weeks ago.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Messrs. Samuel and William Scott, of Guernsey County, Ohio, came to this city yesterday, and will locate permanently a few miles south of town.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.

Ten persons arrived here yesterday from Cambridge, Ohio, and they will locate permanently in and near the city.


Arkansas City Republican, March 1, 1884.



The matter of insurance is a question that is agitating the minds of many of the farmers at present, and well it may. A man may insure $500 worth of his stock against fire and lightning for five years for about one-fiftieth of that amount, and make his property safe to that amount against these accidents. The amount is so small that no farmer should be without this protection. The winds of this country are a fruitful source of fires, very often carrying a spark from the chimney and often driving prairie fires to the houses, barns, and granaries, and also the grain. Houses are liable to be carried away by tornadoes or cyclones. Grain in the stack as well as in the granary is blown away entirely. To protect himself against these losses, every farmer should be insured. J. G. Shelden, of Arkansas City, is agent for the Climax Insurance Company, of Brooklyn, and can insure houses, barns, granaries, household goods, farming implements, grain and stock against loss in fire, lightning, wind storms, tornadoes, or cyclones. Rates and terms guaranteed as reasonable as any. Call and see him. Office over Cowley County Bank.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 8, 1884.


Reason for Voting Against the Proposition.

The narrow gauge system is in success only in mountainous regions. Every other narrow gauge road in the West has either been changed to a standard gauge or is bankrupt and in the hands of a receiver.

It would be absolutely useless to the people, having no connection with any other road in the country. You could only ship to the terminal of the one road, any further destination necessitating a transfer, which means a useless expense.

The great body of farmers, the class immediately benefited, do not want this kind of a road. There is no practical benefit to be derived by the farmers from such a road even supposing there was an intention of operating it.

The proposed line runs parallel with the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas road too far, which in itself condemns it in the eyes of practical railroad men. No capitalist would invest in such a scheme unless it were simply for the profit of one hundred cents on the dollar in the item of construction alone as the road cannot be operated except at a loss. According to the flimsy proposition submitted to the people, the cheapest of all cheap roads could be built and the people be bled for the payment of a first-class road in every respect.

Cowley County will, in giving aid to this nondescript proposition forever tie her hands and ruin her prospects for a standard gauge road. A standard gauge will be built ere long, and Cowley cannot afford to jeopardize her interests by giving aid to this narrow gauge speculative road.

The sum of $4,000 per mile is asked from the counties to aid in building this cheap concern. This is the highest amount allowed by the law for aiding a standard gauge road, which costs twice as much as a narrow gauge. Now, this D. M. & A. Road can be built entire for $6,000 per mile. Does it not look very much like sharp practice to ask intelligent farmers to vote such a sum in aid of a proposition having so little to recommend it as has this Denver Memphis and Atlantic?

Bear in mind, also, that if these bonds are voted, the gentlemen (?) who claim to be building the road can take their own time for so doing. If they make enough money in one county and don=t care to build any more for a term of years, the counties that have been so foolish as to vote bonds, will be at the mercy of the sharks--forever barred from entertaining a business like proposition.



Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.


The school column was left out this week for want of space.

Work on the Commercial and Hasie blocks was begun last Tuesday.

Mr. W. A. Lee, of Winfield, opened an agricultural implement house in this city last week with F. E. Pentecost in charge.

The Stevens= block is to be thoroughly overhauled and repaired by making storeroom below and fitting up the upstairs for a photograph gllery and for living rooms.

The stock, $20,000, of the commercial association, was taken as soon as the books were opened. There have been calls for more but the association are undecided whether they will issue or not.

We are informed by the principal officers and men of the Knights of Labor, that every member of the Arkansas City lodge are opposed to and will vote solidly against the narrow gauge swindle. No bribery there.

At a meeting of the school board, held last Thursday evening, it was decided that pupils who are neither absent or tardy for a whole month, will be dismissed one hour earlier on one Friday afternoon of each month.

We had the pleasure this week of meeting Mr. Alexander of Louisville. He represents an old and opulent lumber firm of Chicago. He has purchased six lots in the south part of the city, and will place therein, at an early day, a large stock of lumber.

At a meeting of the assessors last Monday, a committee was appointed to draw up a petition to the county commissioners, and circulate it in the different townships, asking the county to assume control of all bridges in the county and keep them in proper repair.

Samuel Dean, an employee at Searing & Mead=s mill, in attempting to adjust a belt on a wheel while in motion, came near meeting with a fatal accident, his clothing catching on a belt screw, wound around a shaft, and he was carried around several times, tearing off nearly all his clothing, and bruising him very badly.

Last Saturday, Mr. Punshon of Missouri, accompanied by Dr. Shepard, dropped into our office. The former gentleman informs us that he has purchased, from Dr. Shepard, the property north of Mrs. Mann=s millinery store; that he will erect, without delay, a new building thereon, and fill the edifice with a first-class stock of furniture.






Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.

Mr. Alfred Doolittle, of Emporia, Kansas, was in our city last week, looking up a location for a creamery, and being thoroughly convinced that he could find no better location than this, has left with the intention of again visiting us at an early day, to make our citizens a proposition, and if accepted, will proceed at once to erect a building for that purpose. In the meantime, it would be well for the citizens to give this matter a thought, that a prompt answer may be given to Mr. Doolittle when he returns.


Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.

The company from Arkansas City to attend the Camilla Urso concert Tuesday evening were: Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Newman, Mr. and Mrs. Beal, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Searing, Mr. and Mrs. Landes, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coombs, Mr. and Mrs. Kroenert, and Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ayers; Misses Abbie Hamilton, Beck and Annie Hunt, Ed. G. Gray aand Miss Fowler; Ed. Kingsbry and Miss Barnett; C. M. Scott and Miss Gardiner, J. C. Topliff nd Miss Walton, F. G. Hess and Miss Johnson; George Cunningham. The party represented Arkansas City=s best people, and all seemed to enjoy the visit and concert immensely. They spoke in the highest terms of their entertainment at the Brettun. The accommodation train on the Santa Fe was held for them and all returned that evening. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.

We are informed from good authority that the Arkansas City Valley Guards will have a grand military ball at this city March 13, 1884. They will march over on horse back in the afternoon and a grand display will be made by drilling after they arrive here. Strict military rules will be in force and the best of order will prevail, as they will have their guards stationed at the ball room. Geuda Springs Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.

The last issue of the Geuda Springs Herald discloses the fact that Mr. White retires and Mr. C. G. Furry takes entire control. Mr. White has aided the springs materially, and has edited an able and interesting paper. From what we know of the new proprietor, we feel safe in saying that the paper will fully sustain its reputation and continue to advance.


Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.

DIED. Died at his residence, 6 miles northeast of this city, on Tuesday evening, March 4, 1884, Mr. William Ayers Ela, in the seventy second year of his age. Mr. Ela had lived beyond his three score years and ten, and lacked but a few days of being seventy two. He was a man of noble impulses, and decided Christian character. For fifty four years he had been actively engaged in church work . . . . In 1855 he led a colony of one hundred people, from his native state, Massachusetts, as he expressed it in his own language, ATo help make Kansas a free state.@ Their objective point was Manhattan, Riley County. Finding this occupied when they came, they located in Coffee County. He passed through the early struggles of Kansas, ever nobly contending for the freedom of her soil. Thus one by one the heroes of those dark days in our nation=s history are passing away.


Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.

Railroad Meeting.

A railroad meeting was called last Monday, March 3, to take measures for defeating the proposition to vote county bonds for the narrow gauge railroad next Tuesday. A motion was made that the voters of Creswell Township vote against said proposition, and was carried unanimously. On motion, the following committees were appointed by the chair:

A. A. Newman, Wm. M. Sleeth, Jas. Benedict, T. H. McLaughlin, and Jas. L. Huey were appointed as a committee to raise funds to pay the expenses of canvassing the county.

A. A. Wiley, J. B. Nipp, A. J. Chapel, O. S. Rarick, T. H. McLaughlin, and N. T. Snyder were appointed a committee on arrangements, with power to select sub-committees to canvass and make any arrangements necessary to accomplish the object of the meeting.

The meeting then adjourned to convene today, at 2 p.m., at Highland Hall, when we hope to see a good crowd assembled.


Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the parsonage, Thursday evening, by Rev.

S. B. Fleming, Mr. Adley Davis and Miss Sarah Ford. . . . We must also congratulate the groom=s father, Mr. A. A. Davis, who gains for the family circle so rare a gem.


Arkansas City Republican, March 8, 1884.

The $20,000 stock of the Commercial Building association has all been taken, and there is demand for more; but the directors have decided not to issue any more stock until their operations are increased so as to demand its use. They have a reserve fund of $8,000, which will be used if an increase in business demands its use, but it will not participate in the profits until used.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

Locals. [Name of Local Editor Omitted for some reason...???]

J. B. Nipp and A. A. Wiley have been absent this week, at the Stockmen=s Meeting at Caldwell.

Capt. Rarick made six arrests this week; most of them were men who voted for the bonds. This is cruel.

Messrs. L. M. And Joe E. Pentecost, of Indianapolis, Indiana, arrived in our city yesterday, and will probably locate permanently with us.

Mr. C. Atwood has recently completed a new stone addition to his storeroom. He now has ampler room for his immense stock of goods.

Mr. M. S. Hasie, of the firm of Hasie Bros., started east last Wednesday, for the purpose of purchasing material for the erection of their new block.

Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

Park & Lewis report all the work they can do. Their office is on east Summit and they are prepared to do you a first-class job.

Mr. James Jones, former foreman on the Democrat, returned yesterday to take charge of his old position. His many friends are plesed to welcome him back.

The present pork packing firm of Arkansas City expects to erect during the spring or summer a stone building with capacity for slaughtering from 1,000 to 2,000 hogs.

Capt. J. B. Nipp, this week, purchased the interest of his partner, Mr. Lutes, the Mammoth Livery, and hereafter will conduct the business himself. Mr. Lutes is thinking of engaging in business elsewhere.

We had a pleasant call last Thursday from Dr. Taylor, of Winfield. He expects to remove to our city soon. His wife, Mrs. Dr. Taylor, will open the new millinery store next Monday.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The venerable W. J. Hamilton placed THE REPUBLICAN under obligations to him by the presentation of a fine marble imposing stone. The stone is perfect in finish, and shows, all over it, the hand of the master sculptor.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

BIRTH. F. C. Leach, urbane manager of the Chicago Lumber Company, was made happy last Thursday evening, by the arrival of a sturdy boy at his residence. Mrs. Inns reports both mother and child are progressing finely.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

We learn that during the week parties have been in town trying to secure a site on the canal for a sixty horsepower hominy mill. We can inform the gentlemen that no better place than Arkansas City can be found for such an enterprise.

Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

BIRTH. We saw Mr. W. Ward in one of his transfer vehicles, last Thursday, rocking himself to and fro, in a fine cushioned chair, evidently in an ecstatic mood. At last we ascertained what was the matter. Dr. Baker told us; it is a fine bouncing baby girl.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

Messrs. A. V. Alexander & Co., opened their lumber yard on the corner of 4th and Summit streets yesterday, and are now receiving large quantities of first-class lumber. They have a large yard and are building two sheds 20 by 100 feet eah under which to store their lumber.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

Misses Flora and Laura Gould, Rosa Morse, Birdie and Mettie Martin came down last evening to see THE REPUBLICAN printed. Luckily, Prof. Ed. Farringer was in the office, and with charming acquiesence he helped entertain our fair visitors; in fact, Ed. rather monopolized the whole business, and the girls seemed to enjoy it, too.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

Drs. J. And M. B. Vawter have changed the location of their offices, and will now be found together in the front room, upstairs of the Matlack building. The room has been recently calcimined, painted, newly carpeted, and tastefully furnished. The boys will be pleased to entertain their friends whenever they may choose to call upon them.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

At the teacher=s examination, last Saturday, held at the high school room, there were three applicants: Misses Minnie Turner, Hannah Gilbert, and Mary A. Johnson. They succeeded in securing certificates for one year. Miss Lizzie, Gilbert and Horace G. Vaughn, obtained grades sufficient for a six month=s certificate, but do not wish to teach.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The old reliable firm of Kellogg & Mowry may change hands next week, Dr. Kellogg retiring. He will be succeeded by Mr. Sollitt, a gentleman well-known in Kansas business circles. The retiring member of the firm has the best wishes of his numerous friends for his success in his new business, and all join in wishing the new firm abundant success.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

We had the pleasure last Thursday of meeting Hon. Cabin H. Frew, a prominent lawyer of Paxton, Illinois. He has been a member of the legislature of Illinois several tems. We found him well informed and an enthusiastic supporter of both Mr. and Mrs. John A. Logan. He has purchased real estate in Greenwood, Dixon, and Butler counties, and is anxious to secure a range in Cowley. He is well impressed with our locality and we trust he will soon become a resident of our city.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

As was mentioned some time ago, Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick purchased of Duncan and Magill their large stock of fancy and staple groceries, earthenware, etc. Mr. Kirkpatrick has secured the services of Mr. J. M. McGill, the genial and courteous junior partner of the old firm, and will continue the business upon the same honorable plan. In connection with his large stock of groceries, he will supply the public with everything connected with a first class bakery.



Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

A City Work House.

Since our new marshal, Mr. William Gray, has entered upon his duties, many arrests for drunkenness and disorderly conduct have been made. Our streets have been kept quiet, and our citizens are well pleased with the efficient manner in which Mr. Gray is discharging the duties of his office. On last Wednesday morning, the day after the election on which memorable occasion some visitors from above--not heaven--with pockets filled with bottles containing forty-rod whiskey, industriously supplied some of our incorruptible voters with the contents of the said bottles, the consequence of which fraternal affection caused the official hotel of the city to contain five inmates. Sometime during the day, the marshal escorted the city=s guests to the office of his Honor, Judge Bonsall, who inhumanly decreed that our hilarious brethren must give a pecuniary return to the state for their pleasant enjoyment. Two immediately liquidated the financial obligation and went in peace. Three, however, being in an impecunious condition, pleaded the mercy of the court, whereupon his Honor decided to have the hospitalities of the county placed at their disposal. Delicacy of feeling prompted them to decline, but his Honor would receive no denial, and escorted by that obliging gentleman, Capt. O. S. Rarick, they departed, almost regretting our munificent entertainment. Doubtless they will enjoy themselves hugely, as the county supported by her taxpayers, provides sumptuous viands for her guests. It would certainly be more in keeping with the spirit of true hospitality if these gentlemen were given the direction of city affairs, say the supervision of the public streets, and politely requested to keep the said highways in excellent repair. This course we think is an imperative duty on the part of our city officials, in order that our jovial friends may make an ample return for the magnificent treatment which they always receive at the hands of our courteous and obliging city officers.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

Police Court Proceedings.

Judge I. H. Bonsall, of the police court, has had an unsually large amount of business in his court this week.

On Monday William Baxter was fined $2 and costs for disorderly conduct. Chas. Baxter was fined $7 and costs for drunkenness and using profane language, and a colored man, whose name is unknown, was fined $5 for carrying a revolver.

On Tuesday Andrew Johnson was fined $10 and costs for being drunk and disorderly on the streets, and Jim Drains (colored) was fined $10 and costs, and Grandsen Fields (colored) $5 and costs for interfering with officers while making an arrest. In default of payment of the fines, the three last named were sent to the county jail.

On Wednesday Chas. Gochlgin and Chas. Warwick were fined $5 and costs each for being drunk and disorderly on the streets, and ____ Lutes was fined $1 and costs for drunkenness on the streets.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

Last Monday night, at the residence of our old friend, Mr. M. Shivers, was the celebration of the tin wedding of the proprietor and his excellent lady. . . .



Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The AKettle-drum,@ held at the residence of Mrs. O. P. Houghton, in this city Tuesday evening last, was a success. This spacious and pleasant home was filled with as jolly, good-humored, and social a company as our city affords, and the mission of each one seemed to be to contribute to make this a pleasant and profitable gathering. The host and hostess spared no pains to make their guests feel at home, and great credit is due the managers. Mr. Geo. E. Hasie, having been a Adrummer-boy@ during Athe late unpleasantness,@ led off the entertainment with the muffled beats of the AKettle-drum.@ Miss Medbury and others discoursed some very artistic and pleasant music. Several recitations by Mr. Hasie and others brought down the house and contributed very much to the pleasure of the evening. Substantial refreshments were served, and the fancy table displayed many specimens of the ladies= handwork, both useful and ornamental. The young ladies succeeded in adorning almost every guest with a beautiful bouquet; emininently suggestive of the fact, that Aspring is coming.@ The ladies netted the handsome sum of $30 to help their good work. Altogether it was a most enjoyable affair and may there be many more like it. OBSERVER.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The late musical convention, held by Prof. Seager, has thoroughly aroused our people to the importance of musical culture. . . .

We most heartily welcome this new enterprise, the Arkansas City Choral society, perfected at a meeting held in the U. P. Church on last Wednesday evening.

The following is a list of the officers and executive committee: Pres., Wm. M. Sleeth; Vice Pres., Rev. S. B. Fleming; Sec. And Treas., J. O. Campbell; Musical Director, W. D. Mowry; Asst. Musical Director, Rev. Harris. Executive Committee: Geo. E. Hasie, Rev. Harris, R. L. Marshall, Mrs. Cunningham, Miss Ella Love.

The society starts out with fifty-six charter members. It meets on next Wednesday evening in the Presbyterian Church at 7:30 o=clock.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The following pupils of the high school department were perfect in deportment during the sixth month of the term.

Mahlon Arnett, Corda Armstead, Sammie Beal, Joseph Campbell, Sarah Crocker, D. C. Duncan, Jacob Endicott, Effa Gilstrap, Laura Gould, Ida Hackleman, Richard Hutchins, Alice L. Lane, Eddie Marshall, Minnie McIntire, Howard Maxwell, Birdie Martin, Dora Pearson, Sarepta Abrams, Frank Barnett, Viola Bishop, Ella Crocker, Mary Dakan, Mollie Duncan, Lizzie Gilbert, Eddie Ganis, Flora Gould, Laura Holloway, John Kirkpatrick, Hattie Laird, Rosa Moore, Fred. McLaughlin, Mettie Marbin, Jessie Norton, Walter Pickering, Lillie Purdy, Lloyd Ruby,

M. J. Scott, Emma Theaker, Clarence Thompson, Martin Warren, Lida Whitney, Frank Wright, Carrie Rice, Alvan Sankey, Eva Splawn, Frank Theaker, Horace Vaughn, Edna Worthley, Constance Woodin, Frank Wright.

The following pupil was imperfect and received 36 percent: Robert A. Nipp.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The firms of Baugh & Robertson and S. V. Goeden have interchanged places of business much to the advantage of both firms. Call and see the boys at their new places of business.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

A man on Thursday night occupied the same bed, at the Farmers= Hotel, as did a cowboy. In the morning the man disappeared and so did the cowboy=s revolver. Capt. Rarick undertook the capture of both man and weapon, and succeeded in taking them about half way between Arkansas City and Hunnewell. Esquire Schiffbauer fined the person $25 and costs and committed him to jail until both were paid.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The Flying Dutchman Gets There All Covered With Glory.


Geo. W. Cunningham, in regard to the plow trial, held on the farm of Mr. B. Sturgill today, to determine the difference in draft between the Flying Dutchman and a Weir Walking Plow, we, the undersigned committee, appointed to make the test, hereby certify that the Flying Dutchman Sulky Plow beat the Weir Walking Plow fairly and squarely at least 80 pounds in draft.

Committee: W. B. Sturgill, M. T. Pitt, Wm. E. Sturgill, Thomas Pruitt, D. R. Goss, Owen Skinner, J. H. Sturgill.

THERE WERE OTHER TESTIMONIALS: Moline, Illinois, H. L. Lawson; Geuda Springs, Kansas, R. K. Melick; Geuda Springs, Wm. Risch; North Creswell Township, Johnlon [? THAT IS WHAT THEY HAD] Leeper.


Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.




School is progressing finely.

Our spelling came off in due season, and now the howls of the juniors are heard throught the land of Aprevious question,@ referring to our parsing matches. The junior editor was very restless Monday night, and, as he was tossing his head upon his pillow, he was heard to murmer something like the following: AOh ye juniors, ye juniors! Why have ye forsaken me. How often, O ye juniors, have we met at the neighbors= houses and practiced from 6 to 12, and how often we have boasted of defeating the seniors; but now we are beaten. We will try them again, but it will amount to the same thing.@ . . . .

We publish the following as the fourth best essay for this month, written by Miss Effa Gilstrap...@AIMING AT PERFECTION.@ [DID NOT COPY.]



Oh! How bad we feel, the seniors beat us in spelling. . . .

Miss Lizzie Gilbert has learned a new song.

Miss Mollie Duncan held up the junior flag, at the spelling match, till all the others had failed. This shows that Miss Mollie was in earnest, and meant to excel. The musical convention took considerable patronage from the spelling match.

The following is the fourth essay for this month, ADELAYS THE DANGEROUS,@ by Sarepta Abrams. [I DID NOT COPY.]



Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.



The Junior department have completed Monteith=s Comprehensive Geography, and will now take up Cornell=s Physical course.

Miss Eva Splawn was compelled to leave school last week on account of her parents going to Iowa. We regret the loss very much.

Martin Warren, one of our best pupils, also relinquished school at the beginning of this month.

No more cayenne cases up this writing.

Red aprons are fashionable nowadays.

Miss Lizzie Wilson, after finishing her school on Grouse Creek, where she has been instructing youthful minds the past winter, called at the Arkansas City High School last Wednesday afternoon. We hope Miss Wilson appreciated the appearance of the school as much as we did her call. Come again.

Robert Nipp is unable to study very hard. The reason is unknown, unless his eyes are getting dim. Be careful, don=t get any red pepper in them, Bob.

The Senior editor says if they beat the Juniors spelling again he will have his head shaved, and greased, too, if he keeps us from beating them parsing.

The following pupils received the highest grades in examination last month: Arithmetic--Jacob Endicott, Lloyd Ruby, Mountferd Scott, Eva Splawn, Clarence Thompson, each 100 percent. Those who received 100 percent are: Sammie Beall, Sarah Crocker, Campbell Duncan, Mollie Duncan, Flora Gould, Hattie Laird, Eddie Marshall, Rosa Morse, Lloyd Ruby, Eva Splawn, Clarence Thompson, Edna Worthley, Lida Whitney; Miss Lizzie Gilbert received 99 percent in geography. Mahlon Arnett, Sammie Beall, and Lida Whitney received 97 percent in English grammar. Those who averaged 95 percent through the whole examination are Lizzie Gilbert, Mountferd Scott, Lloyd Ruby, Ida Hackleman, Edna Worthley, Lida Whitney, and Sarah Crocker.

Miss Lettie Dakarn of Silverdale visited our school last Friday afternoon, which was very highly appreciated. Call again, Miss Lettie.

We publish the following as the best essay for this month, written by Frank E. Barnett: ACAYENNE PEPPER.@ [DID NOT COPY.]



Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.


Chicago capitalists are in the city, viewing our advantages.

Mr. H. Houghton passed a few days in the city this week.



Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Capt. Nipp removed this week to the house south of his livery stable.

Thompson & Woodin will commence the erection of their new barn this week.

Ben Matlack came down from Winfield last Saturday to spend the Sabbath with his friends.

Rev. B. Kelley has been assigned to the charge of the M. E. Church at Winfield for next year.

Johnnie Walker came up from Pawnee Agency last Monday and remained until last Thursday.

The ecavating and grading for the Hasie and Commercial blocks is rapidly approaching completion.

The Baptist minister, Rev. Walker, has arrived in our city, and has rented the Mowry farm northwest of the city.

Mr. W. H. Little and lady passed through the city, Wednesday, on their way home to the Sac and Fox Agency.

N. T. Snyder and Dr. Kellogg were absent most of this week, at the real estate agents= convention at Emporia.

Agent Miles, of Osage agency, was in town this week, and of course came in and gave us a friendly call.

Mr. Hill, of the firm of Hill & Carter, has sold his interest to his partner, who will be in charge of the business in the future.

M. G. Troup, Esq., deputy county attorney, represented the state in the prrosecution against Geo. White, yesterday.

At the last meeting of the school board, it was determined to grant a vacation of one week, at the end of the seventh month.

Mr. James Walker, of Pawnee Agency, brother of J. B. Walker, passed through the city Thursday on his way to Monmouth, Illinois.

Mr. Vaughn, of Samgamon County, Illinois, arrived in our city last Thursday. He likes the appearance of our city, and will locate permanently.

During the sickness of our popular meat merchant, Ira Barnett, Mr. J. C. Loveland will aid Mr. H. C. Endicott in distributing meat to the public.

The site for the new Baptist church has been selected. It will be between the residences of Dr. Grimes and Mr. Al. Horn, on East Central Avenue.

Ferguson & Robertson have opened a paint shop on West Central Avenue, opposite Fairclo=s Livery, and are now ready to do first-class work on short notice.

Mr. Samuel Wilson, one of the wide-awake merchants of Winchester, Kansas, was the guest of his uncle, Mr. Moffit, of this place, during the early part of this week.

MARRIED. By Rev. J. O. Campbell at his study on March 20, 1884, Mr. Nathan Morain, of Pleasant Valley Township, and Miss Jennie Pollock, of Arkansas City.

The rooms over Herman Godehard=s grocery, in the McLaughlin building, have been tastefully fitted by Amine host,@ H. H. Perry, for the accommodation of his numerous guests.



Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Miss Jessie Millington will retire from the management of the money order department of the post office about the first week in May, to be succeeded by Miss Anna Hunt. Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

The time for receiving bids on the new schoolhouse has been extended to April 14. Let our home mechanics attend to this matter. Some responsible home firm should be awarded the contract.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Mr. John Glotfelter recently sold his property in Burden, and is now a resident of this city. He will engage in the agricultural implement trade. His place of business is north of Capt. Nipps= livery.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

I. S. Clark was arraigned before Justice Kreamer Thursday, on charge of felonious assault upon Stephen A. Taft. The charge of felony was dismissed, and he was fined $10 and costs for simple assault.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Capt. Nipp is now sole proprietor of the Mammoth Livery.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Miss E. A. Taylor is teaching school this week. Geuda Springs Herald.

Miss Taylor was last year one of the best pupils of the Arkansas City High School. Her success as a teacher is pleasing to her instructor.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Mr. C. E. Ward has purchased one-half interest in the Perry House, and they have secured the services of Mr. W. T. Kitchen as clerk. The house will retain the old name.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Last Wednesday Mr. Landers= little boy accompanied him to the mill. He left the horse tied to a post, and the little boy in the buggy. The little fellow struck the horse, the animal started, turned short round the post, throwing out the child and breaking the buggy badly.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Mr. Sweeney has purchased one-half of the space of the Wyckoff building, and will keep a first-class stock of groceries always on hand. Our customers will do well to call upon him.




Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

George White, our night policeman, was tried yesterday afternoon before Justice Kreamer, assault, with a deadly weapon, upon the person of Chas. Jenkins. The evidence in the case, went to show that city marshal Gray and White had a man under arrest, and that Jenkins in some way interfered, and White struck him with his staff. White was acquitted.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

AArkansas City is well represented in the county jail--three negroes and a white man, the former for drunkenness and the latter for stealing a revolver.@ Winfield Courier.

Let us divide the Arepresentation,@ brother. We acknowledge that the physical portion of these persons may belong to us, but, after due research, our officials ascertained that the spiritual part belonged to you, and accordingly delivered the goods.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

The spelling match at the public school building came off according to appointment last Monday night. There were not so many pupils present as at the match spelling two weeks previous, but the spelling was much better, it taking about a quarter of an hour longer to decide the contest. The juniors were victorious this time, Miss Sarah Crocker and Mr. Campbell Duncan remaining after all the seniors were spelled down. This necessitated a contest between these two as it was arranged to give a prize to the pupil standing up the longest. Mr. Duncan gained the prize, and deserves much credit for it, for he has been in school only a short time, and had attended school very little before entering this school. We think the young gentleman must be related to us--he spells very much like our relatives.



Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

During a leisure hour, we sauntered into the Diamond Front grocery, and found everybody busy as bees, but they gave ye editor their usual courtesy. We are more and more surprised at the amount of business done at the Alittle store around the corner.@ Every nook, every corner, and every crevice is filled with goods, while the wareroom, back, can scarcely hold another box. We counted barrel after barrel and box after box, and there seemed no end. Accompanying Mr. Kroenert across the street, we found the cellar equally as full. They inform us that business is growing fast, and newcomers thick, and long before Mr. Austin discontinued traveling, he found Arkansas City famed as a good town among the merchants along the line. Mr. Austin says he feels at home, as he has plenty of wholesale customers, and with the Diamond Front to back him, he can compete with other towns.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

In the police court, Monday, D. M. Casey and Jim Morrison, were fined $5 and costs each, for being drunk and disorderly, and John Kelley was fined $5 and costs for using profane and abusive language. The case against Charles Jenkins for interfering with an officer while making an arrest, was continued till the 25th, on account of the sickness of the defendant. A young Irishman was arrested Thursday for being drunk on the street, and put in the Alock up@ overnight, and discharged the next morning on promise to leave the city. Our city is not the place for Athe boys@ to have Afun@ without paying for it. Our present officers allow no guilty ones to escape.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

AJ. W. Warner=s school at Akron, closed last Tuesday, with a big dinner and lots of nuts and candies and a good time in general, and on Friday night the school gave an exhibition in the schoolhouse which was first-class. . . . Mr. Warner has given general satisfaction in the school this winter and we hope the district will be so lucky as to secure him for another term.@ Oliver in Winfield Courier.

Mr. Warner is one of our former pupils, and a young man of fine ability and excellent character. Nothing pleases us better than the success of our boys and girls.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

It is with regret we learn that the presiding officers of the

M. E. Conference have decided to send Dr. D. W. Philips from us. The Doctor came to supply the place of I. N. Moorehead. We congratulate the people of Wichita upon having secured so noble and efficient a pastor.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Rev. F. L. Walker, pastor of the Baptist church of this city, has accepted a call from Arkansas City, this state, and left for his work Thursday. Mr. Walker is a gentleman who has the confidence of the entire community, and The Chief joins his hundreds of friends here in wishing him prosperity in his new field of labor. He has done much for his church in this city, and the members of that denomination will certainly never regret the day Rev. F. L. Walker commenced his labors in this community. Grenola Chief.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Messrs. Hill and Carter, who were arrested on the charge of selling liquor last week, were summoned before the court at Winfield and were released as there was no foundation whatever in the charge. Fisher, who made the complaint, did not make his appearance when the trial was called.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.


Kroenert & Austin, 2,000 letter heads and 500 bill heads.

School Library, 200 dodgers.

Hollaway & Fairclo, 5,000 prescription blanks and 1,000 envelopes.

W. D. Johnson, 200 meal tickets.

Wyckoff & Son, 500 business cards.

Kellogg & Matlack, 1,000 real estate cards.

Mowry & Sollitt, 1,000 note heads, 500 statements, and 2,000 prescription blanks.

F. A. Howland, 1,000 advertising cards and 100 visiting cards.

H. H. Perry, 2,000 letter heads.

W. R. Little, of Sac and Fox agency, 500 letter heads.

Sheridan LaMott, of Winfield, 500 business cards.

Rev. J. C. Campbell, 50 visiting cards.

M. B. Vawter, 500 business cards.

The above is a list of the job work done from the beginning of this week up till today--Saturday--by us.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

On Wednesday evening, at the Presbyterian Church, The Arkansas City Choral Society held its first regular meeting. Rev. S. B. Fleming presided, and Prof. R. W. Seager kindly conducted the singing. Miss Grace E. Medbury was invited by the unanimous vote of the society to the position of pianist, with Mrs. G. W. Cunningham as assistant. Andrew Dalzell was elected librarian, and Mr. S. G. Phillips, assistant musical director. A committee on membership was appointed, consisting of Messrs. Frank Hutchison, F. B. Marshall, C. H. Searing, Mrs. E. W. Gooch, and Mrs. Stacy Matlack, to whom will be referred all applications for membership made hereafter.

We understand Mr. Phillips has had considerable experience in the direction of chorus singing, and in the training which he can give the society, will prove a valuable acquisition. . .

Any of the officers, or the very energetic lady members of the executive committee, Miss Ella Love and Mrs. G. W. Cunningham, will be pleased to give all inrormation that is desired in reference to the society.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

DIED. On March 16, 1884, Mrs. Mary Drenan Francisco, wife of Mr. Louis Francisco, of Silverdale Township. Mrs. Francisco has long been a most patient sufferer with that dread disease, consumption. She was a firm believer in the christian faith, and for a long time a member of the U. P. Church. The funeral services, held at Parker schoolhouse, were conducted by Revs. Harris and Campbell.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

A mass temperance convention will be held in the city of Winfield, commencing on Friday, March 28, at 11 o=clock a.m., for the purpose of re-organizing the county for temperance work. Hon. John B. Finch, of Nebraska, the most noted temperance orator in America, will be present during the convention . . .


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Rev. N. S. Buckner, who has been presiding elder of the Larned district for the last four years, has been assigned to the pastoral charge of the M. E. Church in this city for the next conference year.



Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

The vacancy in the Intermediate Department of the city schools, caused by the sickness of Mrs. Geo. Wright, was filled by Miss Emma Theaker, on Monday, and by Miss Jessie Norton, the remainder of the week.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Rev. L. F. Walker, the new Baptist minister, lately arrived from Grenola, this state, will preach at the U. P. Church next Sunday afternoon, at 8 o=clock. The Baptists have arranged to have regular services every Sunday, at the above named time and place.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

The City Millinery, two doors west of Matlack=s building, was opened last Monday. A full line of new and elegant designs, selected to please the most fastidious, will be kept constantly on hand.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Several days ago, the little four year old daughter of Mr. Wm. Blakeney fell from a chair and broke out two teeth; but Mr. Blakeney replaced them, and by keeping the child quiet for a few days, they have apparently set and seem as solid as ever.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

Notice. To the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity, I would respectfully announce that I have purchased the grocery stock and fixtures of Wyckoff & Son. I am fitting up in good style, and will keep a first-class stock of staple and fancy groceries, glassware, etc. Come and see me, two doors north of the post office.




Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

AD. CITY MILLINERY, Two Doors West of Matlack=s.

WE ARE FROM THIS DATE PREPARED TO OFFER TO THE LADIES OF ARKANSAS CITY AND VICINITY, the Latest Novelties in MILLINERY! Out of the endless variety, none need fail to make a selection. Stamping, Cutting, and Fitting a specialty.



Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.


One door north of Nipp=s Livery Stable, Arkansas City, Kansas.

EVERY DESCRIPTION OF PHOTOGRAHY AND ENLARGING Done on short notice. Prices reasonable.


Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.


Finest, Fresh Meats of every description Always on Hand.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 29, 1884.



Police Court. Judge Bonsall reports business dull in the poliec court this week. There have been but two arrests and only one conviction. On last Saturday, Joseph Pearson was arrested by city marshal Gray, and was tried Monday on charge of disturbing the peace by being drunk and disorderly, discharging fire arms, and carrying a revolver, and was fined $10 and costs. He was sent to the county jail in default of payment of the fine. Thomas Cochigan was arrested and tried Wednesday on charge of discharging fire arms in the city, but on failure of sufficient proof to make out the case, he was discharged.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 29, 1884.

Packing House.

Mr. T. A. Gaskill has commenced the erection of a fine stone edifice for pork-packing purposes. He will order a first-class refrigerator and slaughter hogs during the entire year. Mr. Gaskill has a superior method of curing bacon, and is probably the only man who can so preserve his meat that age only increases its sweetness. Mr. Gaskill expects to make this business one of the leading industries of the city.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 29, 1884.

A terrible conflagration swept over a portion of the Indian Territory, situated southwest of Arkansas City, last Thursday. As far as we can learn at present, Capt. Nipp=s and Mr. Love=s ranches located about 18 miles southwest from our city, were partially or wholly destroyed. The rapidity of the wind drove the flames with lightning speed.

Unfortunately, six miles west and south, Mr. Lingenfelter and son were going with two double teams to Willow Springs for posts. A terrific cloud of dust and smoke completely hid the fire from view, rendering escape difficult. He was destitute of matches, and had no way of starting a fire. Mr. Lingenfelter placed his boy in a path and covered him with an overcoat. The boy thus escaped, with the exception of a slight burn on the leg. Mr. Lingenfelter himself was seriously burned on the face, head, and hands, in trying to preserve his son. Both wagons and harness were burned, and one horse so seriously, that he soon died, and another cannot recover; the other team ran off and were saved. Sweeping on its course, the fire reached the state line. Mr. Pettit lost 3,000 bushels of corn in the flames; also his stables and corral. Mr. H. H. Beacham lost four cows. Mr. Wolf=s small stables were burned. Mr. Rheinhart=s and Capt. Scott=s stables were also consumed. A dwelling near the line went up in the flames. The Chilocco Indian schools were saved by the activity of the teacher and employees.



Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

The First Baptist Church society of this city have extended a call to Rev. F. L. Walker, of Grenola, and he will hereafter hold regular services at the U. P. Church every Sunday afternoon, preaching at 3 and Sunday school at 4 o=clock. A general invitation is extended to all friends of the society. They have also broken ground in the block west of the Central Avenue House for their new church. The church is to be 30 by 50 feet main part, with two wings. The wing on the east side will be for Sunday school and prayer meetings, and will be 16 by 30 feet, and the wing on the west will be 8 by 40 feet and contain a baptistery and robing rooms. There will be two entrances to the church proper; one on the southeast and one on the southwest corner. This will be a grand addition to our churches.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

We call the attention of the pulic to the advertisement of J. J. Sweeney. He occupies one-half of the Wyckoff block, and has one of the finest assortments of groceries. His long experience in business will enable him to secure for his customers excellent goods at prices as low as any.


Glass, Wood, and Willow Wares, Confectionery, and Fruit of all kinds, Flour, Feed, Dried and Smoked Meats, and everything kept in FULL STOCK.





Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.


Senior Department.

The senior class has lost two more of its members: Misses Alice Lane and Minnie McIntire. There are at present only eight members in the class. We do not know what is to be done; but if scholars will persist in quitting school, they had as well stop now as any time. The singing class is doing well.

We publish the following as second best essay for this month, written by Miss Emma Theaker.


I am afraid that the people of Arkansas City do not take as much interest in the public schools of this place as they should. The children are sent to school and the teachers are expected to take charge of them and teach them. If the scholars do not learn as much as the parents think they should, the whole blame is thrown upon the teacher. The parents do not seem to think that the teacher as well as the scholar needs help and encouragement.

At present there are in our schools three hundred and ninety-four scholars enrolled and seven teachers employed. These scholars do not all attend regularly, yet the rooms are all full, and it is to be hoped that the new school building will be ready for use at the beginning of the next school year.

In the high school department there are fifty pupils. These comprise the senior and junior classes. The senior class has ten members, but I believe that these do not all intend to graduate. The rest of the pupils in this department are juniors. The studies in the senior year are algebra, rhetoric, spelling, latin, physiology, bookeeping, and natural philosophy. In the junior year, reading, arithmetic, spelling, writing, grammar, history, politial geography, and physical geography. At least one new study is expected to be added to the course each year until a higher course is obtained.

One of the most interesting classes in the school is the singing class. It is surprising how much the voices of some of the pupils have improved since this class was organized.

There have been two parsing matches and one spelling match between the senior and junior classes this winter. In both of the parsing matches the seniors, on account of being out of practice, were beaten. They had better success in the spelling match, however, four of them remaining standing after the last junior was spelled down. There will be another spelling match on next Monday evening. We hope that more of the friends of the scholars will be present than there were the last time. The money that is taken in is used for the benefit of the school library, unless some one scholar spells the remainder of the school down, when a part of it will be used to buy a prize for that scholar.

The first books for the school library, which now contains two hundred and nineteen volumes, were purchased during the second year of Mr. Sylvester=s teaching. A museum was started at the same time, but the interest in it seems nearly to have died out, though we hope it will soon revive. The interest in the library, however, has never diminished. Since Mr. Atkinson first took charge of the school, there have been about one hundred and ninety books added to it. The library now contains many standard works of history, poetry, biography, and fiction. There are fifteen volumes of Universal Knowledge among the works. Any person not a scholar can, by paying ten cents, obtain the use of a book for two weeks.

Six months of this school year have already passed. During this time there has been good work done by most of the pupils. The warm weather will soon be here and then it will be much harder to study; but let the pupils remember that if they neglect their studies, they will be sure to regret it. There are but three more months until vacation. No doubt some of the pupils are already longing for that time to come, yet, when it does come, they will all say Afarewell@ with a feeling of sadness.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.



The spelling match last Monday night resulted in the defeat of the seniors, as all the juniors expected. . . .

Mr. Hasie, one of Arkansas City=s liveliest businessmen, and who has lately determined to unite his fortunes with this people, called at the school Wednesday in the interest of the Choral Society of Arkansas City. Mr. Hasie shows that he is interested in the welfare of those about him. We would be pleased to have him call in often.

Friday evening after the last recess those who were not tardy or absent during last month were dismissed, in accordance with the action of the school board. There were but twelve of us that had to remain till the usual hour of adjournment. Prof. Was very complimentary towards us; he said we were the best looking.

The two main classes of the High School have compromised. The seniors were so totally defeated that the most of them deserted the flag. We contemplate going abroad, as the public will see, in a couple of weeks, in consequence of which we have consolidated.

We desire to inform the public of a little incident that befell the senior editor. Last Saturday being the last day of school at the Parker schoolhouse, and the famous editor thinking it a good chance to distinguish himself, he collected his wits, and betook himself to that place, in the afternoon; as is customary in most schools on the last day, they had a spelling match. The leaders thinking the famous speller could spell anything in the book, of course chose him first, but when the teacher began to give out the man of the pen Alost his grip,@ and missed the first word that was pronounced to him; a word of only five letters, too; and still he wants to spell against us juniors. It would never do for anyone who spells cedar with three e=s and an s, to spell gainst the juniors.

Mr. James Warren, a teacher of this county, after finishing his school north of Winfield, favored the Arkansas City school with his presence last Monday. [Warren? Thought it was Warner. See previous item from Winfield.]

The following is the second best essay for this month, composed by Miss Edna Worthley:


Everyone ought to control his temper, or the least we could do is to try; for Apractice always makes perfect,@ whatever be the undertaking. A person may be very beautiful, but if he has a bad disposition and makes no attempt at controlling it, and is always cross and disagreeable to those around him, it will render him uttterly repulsive. Some people seem to be naturally disagreeable, and take their sole and only enjoyment in making others unhappy; such persons ought to be pitied for a disposition that is beyond control rather than despised, as they seem to deserve. If a person is always cross at home, making the lives of all around him unbearable, it will in time become a part of his nature, and when he leaves home, he will show his real nature no matter how hard he may try to conceal it. For what we have been for years acquiring, cannot be rooted from our natures in a moment. We should all try and control our tempers, no matter what it may cost at the time. Some may say it is too late, but the poet says:

AIt is too late! Oh, nothing is too late,

Till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.@




Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.



An election has been called by the authorites of Creswell Township, for April 5th, 1884, for the purpose of voting $5,000 in bonds for the erection of a bridge at Harmon=s Ford. Many reasons can be adduced in favor of this measure. The farmers of eastern Creswell have aided the other portions of the township in building bridges. The bridge west of town, the one south of it, and the one at Searing & Mead=s flouring mill. These parties who now seek the bridge at the ford have received but little benefit, while their [WORD BLANKED OUT] have contributed to the erection of these necessary structures. Since the canal has been built, much mud and sand have accumulated at the mouth, and but a slight rain causes the Walnut to be impassable. These persons must then go to our city by the way of the mill, or return home. Someone may say, AWho travels this road?@ We would say that the farmers of eastern Creswell, southern Silverdale, and in fact, all the residents of Grouse Creek and the lower Arkansas travel this road. The trade and traders from the Kaw and Osage agencies come to Arkansas City by this route. There is a prospect that the county will assume all responsibility for this bridge, but it may not, and it will not do for us to await such tardy action. If it does, so much the better, but we need run no risk. Much of the grading will be done by private parties. The assurance of such action is the word of such men as George Whitney, F. M. Vaughn, R. L. Marshall, and others, whose words are as good as their bond, and the bond or word of any of these gentlemen is always at par.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.


AWe would simply say in reply, that Capt. J. B. Nipp was at the stockmen=s convention, at Caldwell, on the day of the election, and consequently did not even vote on the proposition. We trust the editor of the Eye will correct his mistake.@

Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.


Wanted. A good painter, at Robertson & Ferguson=s.

A few farmers have planted corn, but most are engaged in ploughing.

The windstorm of last Thursday tore off about ten feet square of the roof, on the southeast corner of Landes, Beall & Co.=s mill.

Persons were in the city this week looking up a location for a paper mill. It is acknowledged that Arkansas City has the finest water power in the state.

R. J. Maxwell was up from Arkansas City last Thursday and called at the intelligence office. He has sold his drug business there and will visit in other parts for a time. Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

As stated last week, Robertson & Ferguson have opened a paint shop on West Central Avenue, opposite Fairclo Bros.= livery. They are now prepared to supply all wants at shortest notice.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

The strip of land lying south of the Cherokee country has been taken into the hands of the stock association and will be leased to the stock men now holding ranches between the Cherokee strip and the Cimarron River.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

Our old friend, M. Shivers, of east Creswell, contemplates erecting a fine new residence soon. Mike has had good luck from the time his excellent little lady consented to share his fortune. Fortune has never deserted him and he now proposes to erect a home in keeping with his prosperity.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

A serious accident happened to Mr. J. Twiliger this week. While working on his new house he slipped and fell. Falling upon a scaffolding, he severely injured his right knee. He has been compelled to go upon crutches a part of this week. We hope to see him about again restored to his accustomed activity.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

The Board of county commissioners at the last session appointed

M. N. Chafey, now sheep inspector of the county, to take charge of any cattle in the county that might be suspected of being infected with the foot and mouth disease. A supposed case was reported from Silverdale Township last week. Mr. Chafey investigated it, and found that the soreness of the feet of the animal came from being in a muddy, unsheltered corral all winter and having the feet frozen. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

R. C. Howard, originally of Greencastle, Indiana, but who for some months past has been local editor and foreman of the Fredonia Democrat, has this week accepted the position of foreman of THE REPUBLICAN office. Mr. Howard is industrious and attentive to business, and thoroughly understands the newspaper work. THE REPUBLICAN congratulates itself upon acquiring the services of so competent a person.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

It is sometimes asked if tame grasses succeed here. In reply we would say that are extensive blue-grass and orchard grass pastures in Cowley County. East of the city three-and-one-half miles are twenty or thirty acres of as fine blue-grass pasture as can be found anywhere. Mr. Noah Kimmel, the owner of the farm, informs us that it was sowed several years ago, and becomes thicker each year.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

A change in ownership of THE REPUBLICAN has taken place since our last issue. Much job work required the attention of Mr. C. W. Coombs, and he offered his one-third interest to either of his partners, for a sum commensurate with his exertions expended upon the newspaper. His interest was purchased by C. T. Atkinson. As a job printer Mr. Coombs has no superior, and hereafter he will devote his entire time to his special work.

LATER. Yesterday evening C. T. Atkinson purchased C. W. Coombs= interest in THE REPUBLICAN job office.



Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

[AT FIRST NEXT ITEM DID NOT MAKE MUCH SENSE...UNTIL THE WORD AOIL@ BEGAN TO sure it refers to the ASinclair Oil People@...Roberts, if I recall rightly, was a son-in-law of the big cheese in company.]

A wood hauler would like to know by what right or authority the oil company or any company can cut timber on an Indian reservation and convert it to their own use in any way, and then forbid the honest granter from hauling off the dead tops for fire wood? THE REPUBLICAN has this to say: One man=s right in the territory is as good as another=s, unless he is an officer of the law, a citizen of the Nation, or licensed by the government, as trader, mail carrier, etc. The Department Arecognizes@ the lease to cattle men for grazing purposes, but there is no law for it.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

Since the canal has been made from the Arkansas to the Walnut River, the mud carried through it has dammed the mouth of the Walnut and backed the water up to Harmon=s ford, so that it is too deep at times to cross with safety; and inasmuch as there is as great an amount of travel on that road, being the nearest on to Kaw and Osage agencies, Silverdale, and the lower Arkansas and Grouse Creek, a bridge should be put up for the accommodation of the public. Besides most of the stone used for building comes from the bluff directly opposite, and it would be money well invested as a matter of economy. The county will soon take all these bridges upon itself and it would be nothing lost to have one.

Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

John Y. Davis, of Cloverdale, Indiana, was in the county several days of this week, prospecting, and on Thursday bought of Kellogg & Matlack a 160 acre tract of land belonging to Frank Lorry, situated about six miles southwest of this city in Bolton Township. He rented the farm to the former owner for this season, and left on Thursday for Wellington to visit a friend there, and thence he will return to his home in Indiana. He expects to remove to Kansas next fall. Mr. Davis has the appearance of an energetic man, and one of his friends here who knew him in Indiana says that he is one of the most substantial and prominent men in that Aneck o= woods.@ He is a staunch Republican, and has fine social qualities. We welcome him.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

H. E. Washburn has been in the city the most of this week, canvassing for the New York Library Co. Upon forty persons paying him eighty cents each, he arranged to deposit seventy volumes with a librarian, during which time those investing will have free access to the books. The books cost the parties $32, or an average of 45 cents a volume. The books are of the same class as the Franklin Square and Seaside publications, and Washburn acknowledged to us on cross-examination that the books could have been bought direct from the company at an average of 15 cents a volume. By ordering their own books, they could have obtained three times as many volumes for the same money, and made their own selection. We advise them to make their next order themselves, and direct from the company. Washburn said that he presumed the books would not be called for at the end of the two years. The transaction is simply a sale.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.


Capt. C. M. Scott leaves this morning for Leavenworth.

Mrs. J. W. French, of Ponca agency, is in the city visiting friends.

Major Scott, H. H. Arthur, and Irving French were up from Ponca, this week.

Robert Baird has the contract for building the new house of

W. L. Aldridge.

Our popular merchant, C. R. Sipes, returned last Monday from an extended trip east.

Mr. M. L. Crocker has sold his property in the west part of town for $600 to Mr. Grant.

Mr. Grant has sold his farm, situated near town, to M. L. Crocker, consideration is $1,000.

Mrs. Wyckoff has been absent this week, visiting her daughter, Mrs. John Gooch, at Otoe agency.

Mr. J. J. Sweeney has a fine new sign, the strokes upon it show the master hand of T. E. Braggins.

Miss Jennie Lowry, of Winfield, has been spending several days in this city visiting Mrs. Wm. Curtis.

Mr. J. W. Punshon, our new furniture merchant, is expected to return from Kansas City next week.

Mr. D. J. Kennedy has sold his property, consisting of ten acres west of town, to Mr. Fred Inns, for $600.

Andrew Berry, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, paid THE REPUBLICAN a pleasant call while in town this week.

Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer left the city yesterday evening to visit her mother, who is dangerously ill at Kansas City.

The sickness of Mrs. George Wright continuing, her place in the public school has been filled this week by Miss Jessie Norton.

Mr. Wm. Curtis and wife expect to return to New York on Monday. They have been visiting Mrs. Curtis= mother, Mrs. Wm. Benedict.




Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

Miss Judie Dent, of Wenona, Illinois, arrived in the city yesterday, and will visit a week or two with Mrs. H. W. Stewart and other relatives.

Mr. J. I. Mitchell, a former citizen of our city, is in town shaking hands with the boys. No man stands higher in the estimation of our people than this gentleman.

Thomas Malone, of Wichita, formerly employed at the canal mills of V. M. Ayers, spent a few days of this week in the city shaking hands with his many friends.

Rev. N. S. Buckner, the new Methodist minister, arrived yesterday, and will conduct the services at the M. E. Church next Sunday morning and evening. His family is expected to be here next week.

L. M. Pentecost, who came to our city about two weeks ago from Indianapolis, Indiana, went back to his old home last Thursday to settle up his business, and will return in about thirty days with his family and locate permanently here.

Mr. C. T. Thurston has recently built a fine addition to his dwelling, thus rending it one of the handsomest residences in the west part of town. The stone work will compare with any in town, and was done by Mr. George Wagner.

Dr. D. W. Phillips gave ua an appreciated call while he was in the city this week superintending the removal of his household goods. He returned to Wichita Thursday; his family will follow him Monday.

J. L. Berkey, of Milan, Kansas, agent of the Blue Mound Nurseries, called to see us Monday, and gave our job office an order for some work. He has some good ideas on tree culture. He and other agents of the same nurseries will canvass our county this spring.

C. W. Averill, of Cass County, Missouri, came into our office last evening. He is originally from Maine, is a pleasant and intelligent gentleman, and expects to locate in southern Kansas. We can assure him that no better place than southern Cowley can be found.

Miss Ettie Robinson, of Winfield, made our city a pleasant call last Monday. She was accompanied by Misses Sherman and Barnard, of Wellington.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

S. L. Williams, who for some time past, has been in the Territory, overseeing the management of Drury Warren=s cattle ranch, came up Wednesday and reports cattle as being very thin, in consequence of not having sufficient hay; he also stated that very few were dying.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

Rev. Wm. H. Harris, who lives a short distance northeast of town, has preached at the Methodist Church, morning and evening, the last two Sundays. He is a man of fine personal appearance, an earnest christian, and interesting and impressive speaker, and could do great good if engaged as an itinerant minister. His sermon last Sunday showed him to be a man of deep original thought.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

BIRTH. We wondered what made George Wagner smile so often to himself. He looked as happy as if some distant relative had suddenly departed for the peaceful realms beyond this vale of tears. George continued to smile and smile, until we inquired, and we were then informed that one of the handsomest of boys had come to abide with him and his lady. Well, any man possessing so fine a boy as George does, can afford to smile.


Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

F. E. Pentecost, who has had charge of W. A. Lee=s agricultural implements here, was taken sick about two weeks ago of congestion of the lungs and pneumonia fever, and was confined to his bed for ten days at his home in Rock Township. During his illness his position with W. A. Lee was given to Robert Lee, brotherr to W. A. He returned to the city a few days ago, and is now employed as foreman of Capt.

J. B. Nipp=s livery stable.


Arkanss City Republican, March 29, 1884.

A Trip to Willow Ranch.

Last Wednesday evening it was our good fortune to receive an invitation from Dr. Jamison Vawter to accompany him on a professional visit to Willow Ranch, 17 miles south of the city in Indian Territory. Of course we accepted, and in a short time the doctor was at our boarding house for us with one of Capt. J. B. Nipp=s best double rigs. We started from the city about seven o=clock, and in two and a half hours were at our destination. We found Mr. Fouts, the proprietor of the ranch, suffering greatly with neuralgia and malarial fever, but the doctor administered a remedy that soon relieved his pain, and leaving more medicine to be taken during the night, we retired. The next morning we found Mr. Fouts= health much improved, and after the doctor had given full direction as to the further treatment of the case, and assured Mr. Fouts that he would soon be able to attend to business again, and we had partaken heartily of an excellent breakfast, we started on our return, and were soon home. The trip was a pleasant one! The Doctor knows just how to entertain a fellow bachelor, and we shall always remember Mr. and Mrs. Fouts and the boys employed on the ranch for the kind and hospitable treatment received from them while at the AWillows.@ Mr. Fouts is the proprietor of two ranches; the Willow Ranch, containing 35,000 acres, and another containing 12,000 acres, and both are well-stocked with cattle, horses, and sheep. He has been in the stock business several years, and has prospered, and everything now about him shows prosperity. As to the Territory, we can say the same as everybody else that it is a fine country to remain idle as it now is. On our way home we saw hundreds of prairie chickens and snipes, and could have easily killed a great many of them from our buggy if we had taken a gun.





Arkansas City Republican, March 29, 1884.

Notice. I wish to inform the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity that I have employed a baker of thirty years= experience, and am prepared to furnish anything in the bakery line on short notice. Send in your orders: bread, cakes, pies, buns, etc., kept constantly on hand. A. E. KIRKPATRICK, North Summit Street.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 5, 1884.






Miss Effa Gilstrap paid our school an appreciated visit, last Friday. Miss Effa was one of our best class-mates, and was cordially welcomed by all. Call again, Miss Effa.

The following is the third best composition for this month, composed by Frank Wright. Article was entitled AGood Humor.@ SKIPPED BY ME.



We had the honor to spend the evening with the senior editor last Sunday, and found the famous penman given to hospitality at home, as well as at school; this is what we like to see. We also found Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn to be excellent acquaintances.

Professor says that some of the scholars have very open countenances--when they smile.

The junior department will take up drawing after factation, in place of writing; this will probably be an interesting part of the school. There are but eight members in the history at present; there were thirty members three months ago.

The following is the third best composition for this month, composed by Miss Lizzie Gilbert. Entitled ASpring Time.@ I SKIPPED THIS.



Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.


Real estate transfers are lively.

The city schools will have one week=s vacation commencing next Monday.

G. W. Cunningham can supply our farmer friends with Johnson grass seed.

Mr. Holt, living in the west part of town, has a little girl very sick of malaria.

Seven new houses are now being built on adjoining lots on Eighth Street in Hess= addition.

One day this week, Archie Dunn=s team ran away, damaging the wagon and breaking ten cases of eggs.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

The galvanized iron work on the Hasie block has been awarded to A. K. Sweet, of Kansas City, his bid being lower than Chicago or Quincy.

Blind Boone will give two grand concerts at Highland opera house, Thursday and Friday nights, April 10th and 11th. Admission 25 cents, without extra charge for reserved seats.

The monthly examinations held in our schools last Thursday and Friday were especially gratifying to the teachers. The average percent of advancement was higher than any preceding month.

Mr. Pink Fouts, of Willow ranch, whom we visited last week with Dr. J. Vawter, has recovered from his illness. He came to the city Thursday evening, and left yesterday on a business trip to Caldwell.

Last week H. P. Farrar removed his family to rooms in the bank building. He is undecided whether he will build on the corner west of Jas. Hill=s, or on the corner opposite Mr. Matlack=s. Upon one of these sites a handsome residence will soon be erected.

E. C. Mason and a man named Burt were arrested and taken before Judge Bonsall yesterday, charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct, and they pleaded guilty to the charge and were fined $5 and cost, each. These are the only cases tried in the police court this week, and the justices have had no cases.

The Free Methodists have their new church completed, except putting in the seats and painting the inside. This is a beautiful and well-constructed building, and makes a splendid addition to that part of our city. They expect to hold services thee one week from tomorrow, and it will be dedicated the 27th inst.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

MARRIED. Married by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at the residence of the bride=s parents, in this city, Monday, March 31, 1884, Frank Fosset, of Caldwell, Kansas, and Miss H. M. Gilbert, of this city.

Two years ago, Mrs. Fosset entered the Arkansas City high school under discouraging circumstances. With a determination which knew no defeat, she steadily advanced until last June, she graduated with the highest honors of her class. Thursday evening the happy couple started for their Territory home accompanied with the best wishes of her former teacher and schoolmates, who sincerely wish the bride that success which true merit so richly deserves.

Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

Rev. J. O. Campbell, accompanied by Prof. Weir, of Baxter Springs, called upon the school yesterday. Prof. Weir is a dignified and cultured gentleman; a graduate of the Indiana University; and is seeking a position as principal of a graded school. From appearances, we believe he would make us an excellent teacher.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

The Baptists organized a Sunday School last Sunday at the U. P. Church, with Rev. F. L. Walker, Superintendet; V. M. Ayers assistant superintendent; Miss Amy Landes, treasurer; and N. T. Snyder, secretary. The organization was very satisfactory to the society, and they hope soon to have a large attendance and interesting school.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

After consideration last Saturday, C. W. Coombs decided to retain his interest in THE REPUBLICAN job office. The newspaper is now owned by John J. Clark, one-third interest, and C. T. Atkinson, two-thirds interest. It is the determination of the proprietors to make THE REPUBLICAN the best weekly in southern Kansas. In order to do this, they would ask the friends of the enterprise to send us the names of their friends and acquaintances, that samples may be mailed to them.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

Charles Warnick, last Monday, endeavored to break one of his $175 horses to shafts. The horse became frightened and unmanageable. One of the occupants jumped from the buggy and tried to catch the horse by the bridle. The horse turned toward a barb wire fence, and after running along it for some distance was caught around the neck by one of the wires. The horse in attempting to get loose drew the wire together, and severed the jugular vein. The horse died in a few moments.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

Thompson & Woodin, proprietors of the Star Livery and Feed Stable, and the Arkansas City, Geuda Springs, and Wellington Stage lines, have leased their stables on the south side of Fifth Avenue, and are building a new stable and stock yard on the north side. The new building will be about 82 x 132 feet and two stories high, the largest livery stable in the state south of Topeka. They own six lots lying together and the remainder of the ground not taken up by the building will be enclosed in the stock yard and divided into two lots. A hay rack and watering trough will be put in, and the yard and stable will be carried on in first-class style in every respect. They expect to have the building completed by May 1, and will add new buggies and horses as the trade demands. Their buildings on the south side, which they have leased, will be occupied as a blacksmith shop and paint and carriage shop.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.


Mr. Glotfelter expects his family today.

Mr. R. B. Baird=s family spent this week in the country.

Charles Schiffbauer returned from Wichita last Tuesday evening.

Dr. Emerson and O. M. Seward, of Winfield, were in the city Thursday evening.

Al. Gingrich, of Peabody, Kansas, called upon us yesterday.

John Walker and wife are up from Pawnee Agency, visiting the family of James Benedict.

Major M. S. Hasie and family are expected to arrive here early next week from Denver, Colorado.



Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

Nelson Rice, an interpreter of the chief Indians of the Pawnee tribe, was in the city this week.

Harry Ghentner is in town this week, from the Territory, and is visiting his friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Loveland.

Our enterprising real estate firm, Snyder & Hutchison, have a fine new sign. Robertson & Ferguson painted it.

O. H. Lent was in the Territory this week, visiting the different agencies in the interest of the firm of Ware & Pickering.

Mr. H. H. Hess, who spent the past winter in this city with his daughter, Mrs. H. D. Kellogg, left Thursday for his home in Iowa.

Mr. Easterday recently arrived in our city, from Maryland. He is a cousin of Mrs. J. C. Loveland, and will make Cowley his home.

Ed. Baird, of Chautauqua County, spent several days of this week in the city. He reports stock as doing well in his section of the country.

MARRIED. Mr. Burnett and Miss Donely of Bolton Township were united in marriage by the Rev. S. B. Fleming at his residence on Thursday evening, April 3.

George E. Hasie gave a select tea party last Saturday evening at the residence of O. Stevenson. It was a very enjoyable affair to those present.

D. J. Kennedy sold his land one-half mile from town last week, and is now building a five-room dwelling, just west of the Free Methodist Church.

Messrs. W. B. Schall, Edmund Van Horn Muckley, of Rome, Sumner County, are in the city, attending presbytery.

Mrs. George Wright has so far recovered from her illness that she is able to take charge of her department in our schools. Her co-workers and pupils gladly welcome her return.

We received a pleasant call yesterday from our old time friend, Dr. Will Carlisle, who returned last Wednesday from a four years= collegiate course in Ohio. He informs us that he intends to locate permanently with us.

We are under obligations to J. O. Caldwell for an introduction to J. H. Berkey. We found that Mr. Berkey had been connected with a Colorado newspaper, and fully understood his business. Both gentlemen are thorough temperance advocates, and are thoroughly enlised in the cause.

Mr. P. Hollenbeck, of Bitter Creek, called on us Monday. He is one of the principal farmers and stock raisers of his section, and is as progressive as the times. He is at this time interested in selecting the tame grass best adapted to this climate to sow on his farm this spring.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Heck, and Miss Lizzie Gatwood, of Decatur, Illinois, came in Wednesday, and will make Arkansas City their future home. Mr. Heck has rented a house in the west part of town, and is traveling for Landes, Beall & Co. Miss Gatwood is an accomplished young lady, and will be quite an accession to Arkansas City=s society.




Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

W. G. Miller has employed an experienced blacksmith from Kansas City, and will run another forge. He is also adding 30 feet more to his shop, and will run a wagon shop in connection with his other business. Mr. Miller says that if the farmers will have him to do their work, he will have plenty of good help and will give them first-class work.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

A. N. Deming, formerly of this place, but late of Little Rock, Arkansas, was in the city several days of this week, accompanied by his wife, visiting friends. He gave us an appreciated call last Monday. Through the kindness of Mr. J. L. Huey he was shown around the city. While he resided here, he was proprietor of the City Hotel, and was one of our best and most respected citizens. He contemplates going into the real estate business at Wichita.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

Prof. J. C. Weir was yesterday elected principal of the Arkansas City schools for the coming year. We welcome Prof. Weir among us. His appearance and genial manners won him many friends while here. We congratulate the school board and the people of Arkansas City in securing the services of so live and energetic a man.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

Citizens= Meeting.

At the meeting at the opera house, last Wednesday evening, for the purrpose of nominating a citizen=s ticket, Dr. A. J. Chapel was called to the chair; G. W. Cunningham and S. W. Duncan were elected secretaries. The following ticket was nominated:

Mayor, A. J. Pyburn; councilmen, George W. Cunningham, T. H. McLaughlin, Cal. Dean, Frank Leach, and John Love; Police Judge, Wm. Blakeney. Judge Pyburn since the meeting, having declined the nomination for mayor, Frank Schiffbauer has been substituted to his place on the ticket.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

J. W. Hutchinson raised about $75 by subscription from the citizens of the city Thursday for Mr. Lingenfelter, who was burned in the prairie fire last week. The burns he received proved to be of a very serious nature, but Dr. Baker, his attending physician, says that he is fast recovering, but is still confined to his room. His horses did not die as was reported last week, but they both will recover.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

The following named pupils of the High School were perfect in deportment during the seventh month, and received 100 percent.

Mahlon Arnett, Frank Burnett, Sarah Crocker, D. C. Duncan, J. C. Endicott, Eddie Garris, Flora Gould, Laura Hollaway, ____ Kirkpatrick, Ed. Maxwell, __ __ McLaughlin, _____ Martin, Robert Nipp, Lillie Purdy, M. J. Scott, Clarence Thompson, Edna Worthley.

Sarepta Abrams, Corda Armstead, Mary Dakan, Mollie Duncan, Lizzie Gilbert, Laura Gould, Ida Hackleman, Richard Hutchins, John Kirkpatrick, Rosa Morse, Howard Maxwell, Berdie [?] Martin, Walter Pickering, Lloyd Ruby, Emma Theaker, H. G. Vaughn, Lida Whitney, Constance Woodin.

The following were imperfect and received 25 percent:

Sammie Beal, Alvan Sankey, Lida Whittney, Hattie Laird, Frank Theaker, Frank Wright.


Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

Hon. A. J. Pyburn:

Though aware of your repeated refusal to become a candidate for any office; and the determination to devote your time to your profession, and although cognizant of the fact that an election and acceptance would involve to a certain extent the sacrifice of personal interests, yet we request and urge that you permit your name to be used in nomination for the position of mayor of Arkansas City, feeling as we do, that in your election, you will represent the whole people regardless of politics, issues, or business, and have only at heart the best interests of the place, and welfare of the citizens.

G. W. Cunningham

A. D. Ayers

R. C. Lent

E. Neff

P. Pearson

M. B. Vawter

S. B. Fleming

O. P. Houghton

W. B. Kirkpatrick

T. McConn

N. T. Snyder

J. G. Hunter

W. D. Mowry

Jno. Kroenert

Chas. H. Searing

L. D. Austin

S. V. Goeden

B. H. Dixon

Jas. Benedict

W. R. Owen

Frank Speers

C. R. Sipes

J. Vawter

E. S. Eddy

C. M. Swarts

W. W. Brown

Ira Barnett

T. H. McLaughoin

J. R. Rogers

F. B. Hutchison

M. Harkins

J. L. Huey

Chas. Hutchison

Cal. Dean

W. S. Thompson

Jas. Ridenour

J. C. Topliff, P. M.

W. E. Gooch

T. L. Wharton

H. P. Farrar

F. W. Farrar

W. M. Sleeth

T. McIntire

C. A. Howard

A. Worthley

Geo. E. Hasie

GENTLEMEN: Your call upon me to allow my name to be used in nomination for mayor of the city, is before me. Coming as it does from representative businessmen of our city, irrespective of party, I assure you of my profound appreciation of the motives that prompted it. And could I, in duty to my private and personal business interests, I should feel bound to accede to your demands, but this I can not do, and must therefore, respectfully decline to become a candidate.

Very Respectfully,




Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

Silver Dale Stabs.

Corn is being planted rapidly.

Last Wednesday was the windiest day on record; Matthew Brown plowed all day too.

Cyrus Miller is farming I. P. Musselman=s place this season.

L. J. Darnell is farming the place formerly occupied by Thomas Robinson. Jeff is one of our best farmers, and always raises plenty of corn.

H. L. C. Gilstrap has returned to his old farm on Grouse; we gladly welcome our old neighbor among us.

Ambrose Estes & Sons have rented their farm to a Mr. Adams, late of Missouri.

There is another race on hand now between the little gray owned by Rig. Alexander, and the little sorrel owned by Leo Anthes. We believe there is to be $100 up on a side. If this statement be true, it will make it interesting. We are not posted as to when it will take place, but think in a couple of weeks.

J. W. Irons was in the Territory last week looking after the interests of his flock, and taking some 200 head that he has been feeding in the state during the winter back to the range. They have lost but about fifteen head this winter, but he says the rest have to stand twice in the same place to make a shadow. But they will loom up when grass comes.

Rev. Thomas, of Winfield, addressed the people at Silverdale and Coborn [? Think this should be Coburn] schoolhouse last Sunday. Mr. Thomas is a Baptist minister, and quite an eloquent speaker.

Everybody is so busy at present that there is not much news, but look out for the next letter.

W. E. Ketchen, our near neighbor, is teaching school at Maple City this summer. This gentleman has a good reputation as a teacher, and is probably one of Cowley=s best applicants. [Ketcham??? Ketchen just does not look right!]



Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.


G. W. Cunningham has Johnson grass seed for sale.

Peter Corby has built a fine addition to his residence.

Our hotels cannot accommodate the traveling public.

T. H. Gaskell=s [THOUGHT IT WAS GASKILL???] pork-packing establishment is approaching completion.

Landes, Beall & Co., are shipping a carload of flour per day from their mill.

J. T. Henderson shipped Thursday morning two carloads of hogs to Kansas City.

Mr. Hyatt, of Winfield, shipped two carloads of sheep to this place last Wednesday evening.

The family of Rev. N. S. Buckner arrived last week, and are now with him at the M. E. Parsonage.

J. F. Kloffp, who has been absent from the city six weeks traveling for Landes, Beall & Co., is expected home today.

J. W. Oldham has severed his connection with Snyder & Hutchinson, and is now bookkeeper for Landes, Beall & Co.

The bonds for the bridge over the Walnut River at Harmon=s Ford were carried at the election last Saturday by a vote of 284 to 129.

R. O. Lutes has leased the fine new livery barn of J. P. Musselman for six months, and is buying a fine stock of buggies and horses.

W. A. Lee, of Winfield, has purchased from T. H. McLaughlin, the corner lot opposite the Farmers= hotel, and will use the building for an agricultural implement store.

J. W. Canfield has recently erected a carpenter shop on the east side of Summit Street between Central and Sixth Avenues and has it now open with J. B. Matlack in charge.



Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

A four year old son of Hollis Hoyt, while playing yesterday with a rope, was tripped by a dog, and fell, breaking his leg. Drs. Vawter and Shepard were called and soon relieved the little sufferer=s pain.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

The following was the ticket chosen at the city election last Monday: Mayor, Frank P. Schiffbauer; councilmen, C. G. Thompson,

F. C. Leach, O. S. Rarick, Theo. Fairclo, and A. A. Davis; police judge, W. D. Kreamer.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Through the politeness of Amos Spray we were shown over the large agricultural storerooms of G. W. Cunningham. The building is the largest for its purpose in southern Kansas, and is completely stuffed from cellar to office.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Last Thursday Col. Neff retired from the management of the Leland Hotel, and A. W. Patterson assumed control. The new proprietor celebrated the event with an excellent free dinner to all who chose to accept his hospitality.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

The Santa Fe railroad track is now completed to Landes, Beall & Co.=s mill.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Responsible parties will be in the city in a few days to consult our citizens concerning a new woolen factory.

The management of the Cowley County Bank are fitting the bank rooms of the basement for the reception of the mechanical portion of the newspaper.

P. W. Harpole, proprietor of the Star Meat Market, purchased a few days ago twenty-six head of fine, corn-fed young cattle, which he proposes to slaughter for his customers. He has deservedly obtained a large patronage by his care to supply his customers with first-class beef.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

In the case commenced by F. C. Cunningham against Mr. Deweese, it was agreed to determine the rights of the parties by arbitration. Our townsmen, J. P. Musselman, Uriah Spray, and Jno. Lewis were chosen; after two days deliberation the difficulty was satisfactorily adjusted.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Rev. S. B. Fleming has been absent during the week among the Nez Perces Indians, gathering up some very important statistics, relative to the restoration of this band of Indians to their home in Idaho. He has been vry busy since the meeting of the Presbytery, working day and night in behalf of this greatly injured and oppressed people. Since Bro. Platter=s death, this work has devolved almost entirely upon him. He was accompanied this week by Rev. J. R. McQuinn, of Mulvane, and Mr. Duncan of this city.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

We did ourselves the honor and pleasure to call at the City Millinery yesterday evening to examine the elegant display of new spring styles, only a few of which we can give space to mention. Among the Paris imported hats were the Marie Antoinette, La Shaw, La Rus, Pochee, Queen Elizabeth, and Empress Josephine, which are finer than any we ever before beheld; but we cannot fail to mention that some of their own make of the same styles, even surpassed the imported. It will be unnecessary to send abroad for millinery goods, for this stock is as fine and complete as can be found anywhere.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Gov. Glick has at last transferred his appointive powers from the northern part of the state and honored this section with an appointment which is eminently fitting. He has appointed S. L. Gilbert, of this city, to fill the vacancy in the State Board of Charities. The Board met at Osawatomie tthis week and reorganized by electing Mr. McAllister, of Ottawa, president, and S. L. Gilbert, of Winfield, secretary. They are visiting different parts of the state this week, on business. No man could have been appointed who would fill this position better than S. L. Gilbert, and his appointment will be heartily endorsed. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.


W. M. Blakeney has been moving this week.

We had a pleasant call from A. Gillis this week.

Dr. Griffith has built a fine new stable this week.

A. W. Patterson has returned from Kalamazoo, Michigan.

C. T. Thurston has now one of the finest residences in town.

We are pleased to state that Mrs. Beal is slowly recovering.

Mr. John Smalley accompanied Will Griffith on his southern tour.

D. C. Knowlton is erecting a fine residence on lots in block 132.

M. N. Sinnott is erecting a fine large residence in the west part of town.

W. V. McConn is clerking for the old reliable firm of Snyder & Hutchison.

Capt. Pickering, of Pawnee agency, has been in the city several days this week.

Coonrood & Howard, our live lightning rod men, are doing a rushing business. [THOUGHT HIS NAME WAS CONROOD OR COONROD???]

W. J. Pollock, Major Garth, and C. M. Warren were up from the Territory this week. [Who is C. M. Warren? Could this be Drury Warren?]

W. D. Mowry is hard at work getting his dwelling in readiness to go to housekeeping.

Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

W. G. Miller has been suffering this week with a felon on one of the fingers of his left hand.

J. W. Punshon, or new furniture man, is receiving his goods.

J. L. Glotfelter has rented the Charley Parker stone building for an agricultural implement office.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Cal Dean and Buckskin Joe Hoyt left Tuesday for Colorado, to seek a suitable location for a stock ranch.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

W. T. Kitchen, who has been absent in the eastern part of the state for the past week, returned home last Wednesday.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

A. A. Newman returned from the East today. He has purchased a large stock of spring goods, which he expects soon. [THAT EXPLAINS WHY HE DID NOT SIGN PETITION RE A. J. PYBURN.]


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Messrs. Endicott & Barnett returned Thursday from Kansas City, to which point they shipped several carloads of hogs this week.

Capt. Nipp has been absent the greater part of the week at Fort Scott. He went as a delegate from our lodge of the Knights of Honor.

G. R. Dolby, of Doniphan County, Kansas, a brother of Walter Dolby, recently arrived in our city, and will become a resident of our county.

A. Goodrich, of the firm of O. L. Goodrich & Co., of Maple City, made us a pleasant call, and left an order for some fine job work.

Major M. S. Hasie and family arrived in the city last Monday, and will occupy C. M. Parson=s residence until the Major can complete his own dwelling.

C. R. Wolfe, of Independence, Iowa, brother of Wm. P. Wolfe, of this city, arrived here last Wednesday and will make Arkansas City his future home.

John B. Walker and wife came up from Pawnee agency last week, and intend making this place their permanent home. Johnnie is now stopping with Ware & Pickering.

Our friend, D. L. Means, is putting in a first-class foundation for a fine residence. The work was done by our townsman, J. H. Hammond, and compares with any in the city.

R. L. Marshall, who lives two miles east of town, brought home some fine thoroughbred Poland China hogs from Sedgwick County last week. He expects to keep them for breeding purposes.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Rev. J. O. Campbell and Miss Grace Medbury, F. J. Hess and Miss May Johnson, J. C. Topliff and Miss Viola Walton, and Mr. Houghton and Miss Ella Love spent several days in the Territory this week, visiting the different agencies.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

A. D. Crayne, a brother-in-law of our genial grocer, T. J. Sweeney, arrived in our city Monday. He was accompanied by Miss Kate Blum and Lewis Oyster, all off Vilisca, Iowa. We welcome these excellent people most heartily to our midst.

J. H. Hoobrey, father-in-law of J. W. Punshon, will arrive in our city in about six weeks. Mr. Hoobrey is a master brickmaker and will engage in the business here. He will bring sufficient force and machinery to manufacture fifteen hundred brick per day.

J. W. Irons, who lives ten miles east on Grouse Creek, was in the city last Saturday in the interest of the bridge bonds. He called in to see us in the afternoon. Mr. Irons is one of the principal farmers and stock men of his neighborhood. We are always glad to receive calls from such gentlemen.

Dr. W. A. Leech, of Caldwell, Ohio, made us a pleasant call yesterday. By close application to his profession, he has impaired his health, and seeks restoration in sunny Kansas. He is prospecting, and it will give us much pleasure to be able to announce that he has decided to cast his lot with the citizens of Arkansas City.

Our good friend, Lieut. Dell Plank, of the Arkansas Valley Guards, returned last Saturday noon from a four weeks= business trip to Peabody, Emporia, Topeka, Junction City, and other towns in the northeast part of the state, and remained in the city till Tuesday shaking hands with friends. He is traveling for the Sterling Force Pump company, and left Tuesday for Downs to remain about four weeks there in the interests of his company.

Will J. Griffith, one of our most popular and esteemed young men, started last Tuesday for Tampa Bay, Florida. Will has long had an eager desire to view the orange groves of the sunny south, and now he proposes to gratify his wishes. He will probably be absent four or six weeks. We trust that pastures new will not cause our friend to forget his Kansas acquaintances; for there are but few for whom we have a heartier regard than the genial gentleman who is now wending his way to far-off Florida.



Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

AD. ATTENTION ALL! High Prices on Flour Must Come Down!


Patent at $3.00 per hundred.

Best grade $2.70 per hundred.

2nd best, $2.50 per hundred.

Two Doors North of the P. O. Come and See us.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

AD. OUR CLAIM! We claim to be the Leading Drug Store in Cowley County. Doing a larger business, and carrying the best stock of goods in the southwest. NO OLD DRUGS OR MEDICINES. MOWRY & SOLLITT, Successors to KELLOGG & MOWRY.

Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.


Work to be Performed in Arkansas City During This Summer.

First and foremost is the Hasie and Commercial blocks on east Summit Street costing $40,000. Secondly, the new school building costing $10,000. Next is the First Baptist Church, the estimated cost of which is several thousands of dollars. Then we have the bridge at Harmon=s ford, bonds for which to the amount of $5,000 have been voted. Several new enterprises are contemplated, but have not taken form to a sufficient extent as to warrant us in saying they are certainties. T. A. Gaskill has under course of erection a fine stone pork-packing establishment, and expects to build large additions this fall. There must be at best calculation one hundred dwellings to be built during the summer. Persons traveling over the different parts of the county assure us that no town has a better prospect than our city. Let the good work go on, and without doubt, five thousand inhabitants will be within the limits of Arkansas City before the beginning of the new year.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

DIED. Mr. Charles C. Davis, residing three miles east of the city, departed this life Wednesday, April 9, 1884. He was aged 81 years and 27 days. He has been a resident of Kansas since 1866. His wife with whom he had been joined in marriage nearly sixty years ago, preceded him almost three years. The funeral occurred last Thursday, and the deceased was laid in the Parker Cemetery, quietly to rest by the side of his beloved wife. He was an upright and honorable man, and resigned life with firm hopes of a better land. He is the father of our esteemed fellow citizens, Purley and A. A. Davis, to whom their many friends extend their heart-felt sympathies, at their irreplacable loss.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Council Meeting. The City Council met Wednesday evening and settled up their old business, and allowed a number of claims. They also ordered the city engineer to make a survey, and estimate the probable cost of draining the slough west of the city, and to sit up nine permanent cornerstones from which to make future surveys. They quit-claimed to C. M. Scott some city lots that were sold for taxes; and ordered an old boiler belonging to the city to be sold for 1-1/2 cents per pound. They canvassed the vote of last Monday for city officers and the new officers were installed. The new council will meet next Monday night and organize.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

Our enterprising neighbor, Mr. J. P. Musselman, is constantly adding improvements to his already commodious buildings. During the past few days, he has placed a fine picket fence around his livery yard. He is also building a fine buggy shed, and contemplates a system of pipes to lead water into his stable yard. Sometime within the coming year, he will build a fine addition to his livery farm. Mr. Musselman is bestirring himself in a manner worthy of our growing city.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

We had the pleasure, last Wednesday, of meeting Nelson Rice, a fine specimen of the Pawnee tribe. He is an old veteran of the war of the Rebellion, having served in Company A, 7th Kansas infantry. He is very intelligent, and formerly occupied the position of interpreter for his tribe. He left the same day for Washington and other eastern points, in the interests of his tribe. Such gentlemen as Mr. Rice are honor to any community.


Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

The railroad commissioners have issued another decision in which they order that the Southern Kansas railway company build a side-track and switch for the benefit of farmers at a certain designed point in Vernon Township, this county. The point is on the south half of the southeast section of section 22 [?], range 32, township [?]. The complaint made also asks for a [?], but that the board deemed inadvisable at this time.