[From Saturday, August 2, 1884, through September 20, 1884.]






Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 2, 1884.


Teachers= Examination.

The following are the questions submitted to applicants for teachers= certificates by the examining board of Cowley County.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 2, 1884.

Courier Clippings.

Charlie McIntire, wife and babies, of the Arkansas City Democrat, came up Saturday and spent Sunday with George. He sports a Blaine hat.

J. E. Parkins and family have removed to Arkansas City. Mr. Parkins severed his connection with the Winfield Stone, Brick and Tile Company and will purse his business as contractor and builder in his new home. He is a man of skill and energy and will be a valuable addition to the Terminus.

The Normal Institute closed its six weeks= session Tuesday with a pleasant social under management of the AB@ grade. Quincy Roberts presided, and speeches were made by Rev. J. Cairns and Prof. C. T. Atkinson, with other exercises, after which all passed the evening in social intercourse. It was one of the pleasantest gatherings we have seen in a long time. Winfield will seem deserted when the hundred and fifty teachers disperse, which will occur Saturday after the examination for certificates, which is now taking place.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 2, 1884.


Adjutant General Moonlight has issued and sent out the following circular letter.

The officers of the military staff of the governor, together with division and brigade commanders, and all the regimental and company officers of the entire militia organizations of the state are hereby respectfully invited to be present at the office of the adjutant general in Topeka, August 5th, 1884, at 4 p.m., to consult as to the propriety, possibility, and desirability of having a general encampment this fall, as contemplated by the law governing the militia force.

The legislature has made no appropriation for an encampment, although the general statutes make for the same annually. There is no appropriation wherewith to pay anything, and whatever is done must be by the earnest desire and assistance of all interested; relying upon the ability to obtain the proper credits, and trusting to the legislature to be elected, to secure the payment of the same.

A united effort of the military organizations throughout the state would secure the election of members pledged to the payment of any indebtedness incurred by the state in carrying out the provisions of the law relating to military encampments, and would at the same time secure the election of members favorable to making such appropriations as would place our militia force upon footing equal to that of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, or Ohio.

It is hoped as many officers as can possibly spare time and afford the expense will attend, so that a full and free consultation may be had on all questions effecting the military interests of the state.



Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.



Work on the new post office is proceeding rapidly.

The farmers are making hay and plowing for wheat.

G. W. Miller is building a fine portico to his residence.

One of Major Sleeth=s children has been quite ill this week.

J. P. Musselman=s children, we are pleased to state, are slowly recovering.

The second story of the Hasie and Commercial blocks is nearly completed.

Mrs. Woodson, who has been dangerously ill, is now on the road to speedy recovery.

A boy, a nephew of Aston, the contractor, fell from a wagon Wednesday, and broke his leg.


J. L. Huey is building a large addition to his already commodious residence. Park & Lewis have the contract.

The members of the Baptist Church now hold their services in Highland Hall. Preaching at 10 o=clock and Sunday School at eleven.

The city is the owner of a four-horse road grader. It was tested last week on the drive in front of the Arkansas City Building Association=s new houses.

W. W. Brown is pegging away at the old stand. He has repurchased the shop from the Taylor Brothers, and again invites his friends and patrons to call and see him.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride=s mother, in this city, Tuesday evening, July 29th, 1884, Mr. Frank P. Woodly [? Woedly] and Miss Katie Kirkpatrick, Rev. S. B. Fleming officiating. [GROOM=S LAST NAME GARBLED...HARD TO TELL WHAT IT IS...COULD BE WORDLY..THE THIRD LETTER IS BROKEN.]

Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Who can do better? Mr. Leonard, who resides on the Mowry farm northwest of the city, sold from six young trees, over thirty dollars worth of plums of the Wild Goose variety. Cowley County for fruit against the world.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Camp Meeting.

A camp meeting will be held 5-1/2 miles south of Winfield, in Melville=s grove, on Badger=s creek, commencing Wednesday, August 6, and continuing to the 14th, conducted by M. L. Haney, of the Illinois M. E. Conference.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

DIED. Died in this city, Tuesday, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Shelden.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Saturday we witnessed the experiment of tanning by the new process. The work was done in less than three minutes, and a gentleman who was present and who was an experienced tanner, decided that the process was thorough.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

The new store of Eli Youngheim with Joe Finkelberger in charge opens today. These gentlemen expect to carry a $10,000 stock of the latest styles of gentlemen=s furnishing goods. They are said to be young men of fine business qualifications.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

The latest from Oklahoma Wednesday morning was that the soldiers had arrested part of the settlers and were holding them prisoners. It is expected the entire colony will be arrested. Quite a number of our citizens went down Monday, but did not tarry long. U. S. News.

[Boomer Story.]


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Thos. E. Berry, a member of the firm of T. E. Berry & Bros., stock raisers at Shawneetown, Indian Territory, was here Saturday looking up the opening for an elevator. He was well pleased with the location and outlook, and may return and settle with us. Mr. Berry seems to be much of a gentleman, and we hope that he will conclude to go into business at this place. Udall Sentinel.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

We understand that Lute Coombs, a former schoolmate of the writer, and Dr. Kellogg, of Arkansas City, have opend up a first-class drug store in the above city. Lute is one of those enterprising go-ahead young men that is bound to make his mark in the world.

Sedgwick Pantograph.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Quite an excitement prevailed in the city Monday afternoon. The excavation for the new post office caused one side of the McLaughlin building (occupied by Godehard below for a grocery and by the Perry House above for sleeping apartments) to sink slightly and crack the structure both in front and rear. Means were taken to prevent any further separation, and no other damage is anticipated.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

BIRTH. Census-taker Lindsay reports that the population will be considerable over 3,000. We should not wonder; for the tide of immigration is coming in at a remarkable rate. Last Saturday a big stalwart boy made his appearance at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Stevenson. Ollie brought a lot of choice cigars around to the boys, and presented them in the name of the sturdy little stranger. We wish the little fellow the best of success.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

John T. Cue, who has a hog ranch beyond the Walnut, came into the office with a quaint specimen of earthernware, which he had found while repairing a breach in his ranch. The specimen is a portion of a large jar with one handle complete. The material resembles pounded shells, and is a dark brown on the outside, and a reddish brown on the inside. Mr. Cue obtained the fragment twelve feet below the surface of the earth, and it was firmly imbedded in the packed gravel. Whether it belongs to the age of the primitive inhabitants, or is due to the presence of the Spanish explorers is indeterminate. Persons desirous of examining this curiosity can do so by calling upon us at this office, for the nextt few days, after which it will be forwarded with the particulars to Mt. Union (Ohio) College, to be placed in the museum of that institution.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Purchasers of Peaches.

Many of our farmer friends have asked us who will buy and ship their peaches. They think truly that our immense crop should be placed where we will all realize the most money. A dollar coming to an individual of our community, enhances the wealth of the whole and the more dollars that come to stay the better. Almost all of our grocers will buy and ship but of twenty, Kimmel & Moore, J. W. Hutchison & Sons, and Kroenert & Austin will purchase at fair rates whatever amount is brought them. Mr. Austin of the firm of Kroenert & Austin informs us that they will take all the farmers will bring them. They now have large orders to be filled. The farmers must bear in mind that as peaches are a perishable product, the merchants cannot afford to pay high prices and run the risk of loss. Sell them at a fair price and there will always be buyers.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Mr. Hartenbower, County Commissioner of Butler County and a relative of our neighbor, J. Terwilliger, was in town Wednesday. [GOES ON ABOUT HIM BEING A DEMOCRAT.]


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Perry Haney, while digging a well last Friday on R. R. Longshore=s place, in Sheridan Township, struck a layer of stone in which was discovered peculiar ore. Specimens were brought to town, examined by a jeweler, and found to contain gold and silver.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

The school board met last Thursday night and employed Mr. Gall, an architect of Arkansas City, to draw up plans and specifications of the new schoolhouse for this city. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.


M. N. Sinnott moved to Winfield Tuesday.

J. C. Topliff returned Monday from Chicago.

W. T. Crawford has his rooms at D. C. Knowlton=s.

L. H. Northey spent Sabbath at Winfield visiting a friend.

Allan Ayres went to Chicago Monday to attend to business interests.

Leo Warren who has been quite ill for the last ten days is slowly recovering.


Mr. C. Meade, and Mrs. C. H. Searing started the first of the week for a trip to the sea shore.

Messrs. McDowell and Howland went down to the Territory Saturday and came back Wednesday evening.

T. H. McLaughlin made his appearance in the city last Saturday, after a six weeks= absence in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana.

Rev. Fleming returned from his Solomon City trip, Tuesday. There will be services at the Presbyterian Church tomorrow, at the usual hours.

Geo. Cunningham and wife went east Monday, to be gone three or four weeks. They will visit the Catskill mountains, sea shore, and other health resorts.

Mr. John Ingalls, a gentleman from Milton, Kentucky, and a friend and acquaintance of the Drs. Vawter, arrived in the city a few days since and has accepted a position at Eddy=s Drug Store.

Ed. Ferguson is worn to a shadow with constant employment. His latest effort is a huge sing for Mowry & Sollitt and Kroenert & Austin. The sign is an elegant one and does credit to the artist who drew the design and executed it.



Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

We are pleased to mention that Col. Alexander and family, of Louisville, Kentucky, arrived last Saturday evening, in our city, and intend to make Arkansas City their home. The people of our city are always glad to welcome refined and cultured people to their midst and with pleasure we welcome the Colonel and his family to the polished circles of society in which his son, A. V. Alexander, and lady are now such prominent members.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Prof. J. Warren Duncan is in the city in favor of his music class. He has already secured a goodly number and the indications are that the Professor will secure a large class. He has come to locate with us. He is a pupil of B. S. Perkins, and comes well recommended. He will give a free entertainment at the First Presbyterian Church next Wednesday evening to which all lovers of good music are cordially invited. He will be aided by his daughter, who is said to be an accomplished performer on the piano. Let the patrons of music give the Professor a full house.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Monday evening, a disturbance was caused by a cowboy going to Braden=s livery and evidently seeking an affray. The manager, Mr. Ed. Pentecost, endeavored to avoid any conflict, but the cowboy insisted and pulling his revolver partially from his hip pocket and drawing back the hammer, began a volume of abusive oaths. Mr. Pentecost left the stable, secured a revolver, and returned to his duties, but finding the party unarmed, laid his own revolver aside. The stranger continued his abuse, and finally struck at Mr. Pentecost. It was only the work of a moment for Ed. to deal him a blow which sent the cowboy sprawling in the dust. Believing that the cowboy would inflict some serious injury upon him, Ed. followed up his advantage and was fast disabling his opponent, when someone interfered and pulled him off. Billy Gray was promptly on hand and arrested the assaulter. The latter swore violently and refused to be arrested, but upon Billy=s drawing his cudgel persuasively, the stranger changed his mind and proceeded with Mr. Gray to the police court. After Mr. Gray left, the stranger became intolerantly profane, and Judge Kreamer fined him $10 for contempt of court, and ordered him taken to the calaboose. The Judge deputized J. F. White to assist the night-watch to carry out the mandate of the court, but we understand afterwards countermanded the order. The stranger proceeded downtown, insulted non-interfering gentlemen, and acted generally as though he had the police in charge. We think the order of the court should have been strictly carried out, and the offender placed in the calaboose, where his drunken conduct and hideous oaths could no longer have insulted the ear of the public.






Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.


Wm. G. Miller wishes to inform the farmers of Cowley and adjoining counties that he has taken is as a partner, Mr. A. Torrance, and Messrs. Miller & Torrance have secured the services of Mr. Abe O=Hara, the well known horseshoer, who gave such good satisfaction to the patrons of Miller=s shop last fall and winter. Mr. O=Hara says he will ever strive to excel anything he has done before. We will guarantee satisfaction on all work or charge nothing for our labor. We now have in connection with the shop a first-class wood worker, who will do all kinds of repairing and making of buggies. We warrant satisfaction on repairs, mowers, plows, and all farm machinery, road and quarry tools, well drills, and earth boring tools made to order. Mr. Miller was appointed on the 1st day July authorized agent for the St. Louis Vice and Tool Company, and will sell the celebrated rock drill, and earth boring tools, with power complete, and fully guarantee the same for boring or drilling wells, prospecting for coal and minerals. Any information in regard to the same, will be cheerfully imparted by Mr. Miller at his shop. Mr. Miller very cordially thanks the many patrons of his shop, and for their liberal support in the past, we wish a continuance of the same. Come and judge for yourselves whether we are all blow or not. We put up and repair spring wagons and light work in that line. Make the price to suit the times and guarantee the work for five years. We have the right, and are putting up the celebrated Mack Groving spring wagon and buggies. It is taking the lead in the east. Shop near Fairclo=s Livery Stable.



Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

AD. NOTICE. Having just opened up a new and choice stock of Groceries, On Summit Street, one block north of Bonsall=s Art Gallery, I am prepared to furnish goods usually found in a first-class store at


Farm Produce taken in exchange for goods at market prices.

Goods delivered to any part of city.

Patronage solicited.



Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.



George Wagner, who has been working near Hunnewell for the past week, returned Sabbath evening. He gave an interesting account of the camps of both soldiers and settlers. Mr. Wagner, in company with others, first visited the camps of the settlers at Rock Fall, Indian Territory, a new town a few miles below Hunnewell, Sumner County, Kansas. The party here found about four hundred men and a sufficient number of tents to accommodate them. Only one wooden building has been erected and that is used for a drug store. The men believe that the soldiers will not eject them and yet they do not feel that they would be safe in constructing dwellings. Mr. Wagner informs us that there are hundreds of claims staked off, and that the settlers will commence building as soon as the matter is settled definitely.

The gentlemen then proceeded to the camp of the soldiers and found Gen. Hazen in command. The appearance indicated a permanent camp. A well has been dug and a large sutler=s tent and a bar have been erected. Cigars were being sold at 10 cents, a bottle of beer at $1.00, and whiskey at 25 cents a drink. General Hazen stated that he had orders to eject the settlers and expected to move upon them on Monday morning. He showed one of the party, M. L. Crocker, a letter from Secretary Lincoln, in which he was instructed to follow the orders of the Cherokee Council. Bushyhead, the principal chief of the Cherokees, is now at Caldwell.

The delay of the government is very unsatisfactory. These men believe they have a right to settle in the Territory, and it is but simple justice that the government at Washington take some definite action.

[Note: Article said Rock Fall...? BOOMER STORY.]


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

The Perry House.

The Perry House is one of the finest in Southern Kansas. The proprietor and manager are gentlemen of the first water. Courteous and obliging, they are never more at home than when entertaining their guests. The fare of this hotel is excellent, and those employed about the house are attentive and respectful. The furniture is new and elegant, and the rooms high and healthful. It is a fashionable hotel, also, in one sense of the word: since the elite of the city board with Mr. McIntyre. The hotel is conducted on strictly temperance plans, and no rudeness [?] consequent upon intoxication is ever seen. The management deservedly enjoy a large share of the best patronage of the traveling public.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

The A. T. & S. F. Railroad are either fortunate or shrewd in their choice of employees. At every station of which we know, scholarly and polite gentlemen hold the positions of the road. On our lines more courteous and accommodating gentlemen than Conductor Myers cannot be found. Everyone who knew him was pained to hear of his recent severe illness, and all gladly welcome him again to the road.

The dignified manager of the office at this place, Capt. O. Ingersoll, has held his position for years and is admired and respected by all who know him.

L. H. Northey, the recent addition to the force, is no exception to the rule. His nature generally revels in the depths of sunshine, but sometimes he seeks and enjoys the atmosphere of Snow. The peculiarity of this latter enjoyment of Mr. Northey is that he always returns to his duties with renewed cheerfulness and vigor.



Miss Williams and Ed. Kingsbury complete the force and are well worthy their positions. Attentive to business, accommodating to passengers, they are deservedly popular with the traveling public.

We are inclined to think that these selections are not simply guess work, but the careful choice of some skillful manager, who well understands the need of intelligent and polished officials.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

AMr. T. J. Mitts, Chillicothe=s well-known millwright, is now at work at Kingston, refitting the grist mill of Evans, Barker & Co., with a complete new roller process. He has been at work at the job for the past four weeks and it will probably take him three or four weeks more to complete it. Messrs. Evans, Barker & Co., can rely upon it that when the work is completed, it will be satisfactorily done, as Mr. Mitts is a gentleman who has a reputation of understanding his business.@

The above is clipped from the Chillicothe, Ohio, Leader. Mr. Mitts writes for THE REPUBLICAN and says he desires to ascertain facts concerning our section, and if pleased, will remove to our city. While we have quite a number of mills, the prospect now is that more will be built before many months. There is a project now in embryo of which we will speak in due season, and which, if accomplished, will certainly show several factories upon our canal. Persons abroad are beginning to understand that we have the best water-power in the whole southwest, and the indications are that it will speedily be utilized.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.



Committee on reception and entertainment of teachers attending association: Misses Fannie Stretch, Laura Barnes, Lida Howard, Messrs. Limerick, and Gridley. Also mentioned as part of programme for the meeting: ALaff and gro phat,@ J. W. Warren.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.


War to the Knife and Kinfe to the Hilt.

The citizens of Creswell and Silverdale Townships met on Monday evening, 28th, at Silverdale schoolhouse, and organized an association for the purpose of stock protection, and after the subject before the house was thoroughly discussed, the following resolution was passed.

Resolved, That we the citizens of Creswell and Silverdale Townships, will prosecute to the full extent of the law any person or persons driving any stock through our township contrary to the statute laws of Kansas.

The following officers were elected: President, John H. Showater; 1st Vice-President, James Estes; 2nd Vice-President, O. S. Gibson.


Another meeting was appointed for Thursday evening, the 31st, for the completion of the organization. It was also suggested and has been announced that a meeting for the same purpose be held at the Parker schoolhouse, in Creswell Township on Friday evening, August 1.

The association also earnestly requests the cooperation of Bolton Township. SECRETARY.


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Arkansas City may well congratulate herself upon the efficiency of two of her officials. W. J. Gray is a man who does his duty without fear or favor. If a party violates the law, he is arrested without hesitation. If a party is requested to attend at the police court, he always accompanies Mr. Gray. We believe we are speaking within bounds when we say that W. J. Gray is the best marshal in the state. Our road commissioner, J. M. Moore, is equally efficient in his branch of business. The streets have been straightened and graded by him in a satisfactory manner. We are thorough believers, in civil service reform, and we are in favor of having them retained in their positions as long as they may desire to keep them, and so long as they perform their duties with the promptness and energy that has heretofore characterized them. . . .


Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Arkansas City, Kansas.

ARKANSAS CITY, July 21, 1884. Inasmuch as my last letter was copied into several of the local papers, I feel sufficiently encouraged to write again.

For three weeks the weather has been dry here, and parties who were contracting hay raised the price fifteen cents on the ton, but since we have had a very heavy rain, which insures the corn crop and will make grass to grow for a month to come. Hay stacked on the ground can be contracted at $1.25 per ton, and delivered in town will sell for $4.90. Most ranchmen will put up from fifty to one hundred tons this year, both for saddle horses and cattle. A half ton of hay each will insure the life of many weak cows.

New oats are offered at fifteen cents, and it will pay the government contractor, whoever he is, to buy the million and a half pounds wanted at Forts Reno, Supply, and Sill to visit this place.

I expect new corn will be offered at twenty cents to begin with.

Cattle are on the decline, owing to the stringency of the money market, and from an unsettled feeling of the stockmen on the Cherokee strip, as the soldiers are on the state line at Caldwell and Hunnewell to remove settlers, and perhaps if one goes all will have to go.

Butchers= stock brings Kansas City prices here with our local butchers, but shippers can be bought now and then on a good margin.

T. J. Gilbert & Co., who range on the Kaw Indian reserve, are just in with 1,570 head of through Texans. They have 750 two=s and 350 cows.

Mr. Mills, of the Cherokee nation, has been lying on the east side of the Arkansas River for four weeks, waiting to cross: He puts his cattle on the range near Camp Supply.


Wiley & Hakness [? DO THEY MEAN HARKNESS ?] bought 1,300 head from Witherspoon Bros., of Pease River, Texas.

Tom Berry, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, has sold out his store and will devote his time exclusively to cattle.

King Berry shipped five car loads of beef steers from Tulsa, Indian Territory, to St. Louis last week. He gets his cattle through for $50 per car from the Territory, while we in the state have to pay $40 to Kansas City.

Drury Warren has had Charles Elwood arrested for stealing cattle and it looks as though the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association will be able to pay $500 for another conviction.

J. R. Blackshire, of Elmdale, Kansas, has about sold all of his one-half Galloway males at from $100 to $200 each.

If we could get double-decked cars or one-half rates on sheep, you would see them in Kansas City by the thousands before fall.

Regular Correspondent in K. C. Indicator.





Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Shipping Sheep to Market.

AIf we could get double decked cars or one-half rates on sheep, you would see them in Kansas City by the thousands before fall.@

The above is an extract from the letter of the Indicator=s correspondent at Arkansas City, Kansas, and which will be found on the eighth page. The fact of the matter is, as has been frequently mentioned in this paper, the rates of transportation for sheep on roads west of Kansas City are not as favorable as those on roads running east. There is a vast amount of business in the way of transportating sheep to market, which can be obtained by eastern railroads, notably the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, if the freight rates were made proportionate to those charged for hauling cattle.

The Indicator=s correspondent at Arkansas City, Kansas, is not the only person who is of the opinion that reduced transportation rates for sheep would increase the number marketed here, for Texas sheep owners are anxious to have an inducement offered them to drive to the southern line of the Indian Territory so as to escape what is considered by them, the unjust rates for sheep on Texas roads.

A letter of inquiry was received a few days since from a prominent sheep raiser in Texas, in which he states that he Aheard that the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad is giving double-deck sheep rates to Kansas City and Chicago. If true, many sheep will be driven to Caldwell and Hunnewell for shipment.@

The writer then goes on to say that he is Aanxious to have the range relieved of the surplus muttons, which cannot be shipped by Texas roads for want of a fair double-deck rate.@

Thus, it will be observed, that within a week, from two sources and different portions of the country, the request is made that the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad come to the relief of the sheep-raisers of the Southwest by enabling them to ship their sheep to market on a rate proportionate to that charged for cattle. The present rate in Kansas for single decked carloads of sheep is one-fourth less than that charged for cattle, when the number of pounds of sheep hauled is less than one-half the number of pounds of cattle hauled. This is certainly not equable and will not permit sheep-raisers to ship their sheep to market with any hope of receiving anything like an equivalent for them.

By the way, what has become of the committee appointed by the Missouri Wool-Growers= Association to confer with the managers of western railroads in regard to reduced rates for transporting sheep?


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 9, 1884.



Today=s issue completes the number which makes the first half year=s life of The Arkansas City REPUBLICAN. The success of the venture is beyond doubt, and the paper is established. It may not be inappropriate to give a short review of what caused the enterprise and some incidents connected with its brief history. Soon after the editor came to Kansas, now nearly four years ago, he was invited by a prominent citizen of the town to edit a paper in the cause of republicanism and temperance. Circumstances at the time forbade, and no further thought was given to the matter until the time came when it was evident to all that the lack of such a paper was a detriment to the city; as no other place presented so clear a field. Using his own inclination and the advice of his friends, the editor embarked in the project.

No sooner was the first issue given to the public than the enemies of temperance, in the guise of friends, began a venomous and malicious attack. Secretly they circulated that THE REPUBLICAN was a whiskey paper; that it was started to secure the election of certain parties to the legislature; that it was owned by parties other than the named proprietors; and that the business of the firm was done in other names. Though the author of these malicious untruths is a man whom everyone knows is utterly devoid of truth and principle, and who scarcely draws a breath that is not contaminated with alcoholic drinks, yet strange to relate he found a few men of honor in the community who believed the story and without investigation repeated it, thus placing it under the garb of respectability. The vast majority of our people passed the untruth by, with the hearty contempt which it and its author deserved, and waited patiently for the sentiments of the paper. The course of the journal is now well known. It is not offensive, but it has sentiments which it fearlessly expresses. No man can buy its good will or swerve its management from its course. The pure and elevated tone of the paper has given it a subscription list of which anyone may well be proud. The best people of southern Cowley peruse its pages and lend it their support. We have made no apologies in the past but one is now due to our readers for even a slight allusion to parties whose names would disgrace any respectable journal. More than likely this will be the last time we shall refer to the untruths circulated concerning the newspaper, but should it be necessary, for the sake of our friends, we shall use our columns in as honorable a way as a dishonorable theme can be treated.

The sphere of the usefulness of THE REPUBLICAN will be extended. We believe that we can fairly promise our readers that the future issues will exceed the past, and that its efficiency will be materially aided. With thanks for past favors, we start with renewed vigor for the successful close of the first year of our publication.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

AD. PUBLIC SALE! We will sell at public sale 100 Head of Grade Native Cattle At Thompson & Woodin=s Livery Stable, in Arkansas City, Kansas, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 1884.

Sale to commence at 10 o=clock. A.M., and continue until all are sold.

15 head of yearling steers and heifers.

5 head of 2 year old heifers.

50 head of three year old heifers.

10 head of cows with calves.

8 head of cows to calve soon.

1 large Durham bull 4 years old.

2 two year old bulls.

The cows are selected milkers. Will sell in lot or by single one. This will be your time to get a good cow.

TERMS: 9 months at 12 percent; 5 percent off for cash.



Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.




Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


On the Corner of Summit Street and 3rd Avenue,


W. D. And A. B. JOHNSON.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


Shop on West Summit Street, next door to T. R. Houghton=s Harness Shop. SEWED BOOTS A SPECIALTY. Repairing done promptly.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.



There were purchased of the Arkansas City Roller Mills, from the 4th to the 8th of August 2,711 bushels of wheat at an average of 59 cents per bushel. LANDES, BEALL & CO., Per J. W. Oldham, bookkeeper.

H. P. Farrar is building a new residence. When completed, it will be one of the finest in the city.

A cog-wheel broke in Ayres= mill, Thursday, and work was suspended for the remainder of the day.

Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

A. [?] C. Wells has just completed a handsome new addition to his house and now has one of the cosiest residences in the city.

[?] H. Dixon and Hayes Love have rented the building formerly occupied by G. W. Childers, and will open [?] and lunch stand.


Benedict & Owen have enlarged the buildding formerly used by the Wolf [?] for a carpenter shop, and will use it as a store-room for buggies.

A subsidence of one of the sides of the McLaughlin building has ceased and a new wall placed beneath it. No further damage is anticipated.

DIED. Died on Friday, August 1, Susan Mary, the one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brown. The friends of the bereaved ones extend earnest sympathy.

The workmen on the Commercial and Hasie block are completing the [?] last story. The management think it will be ready for occupancy around [?] Sept. 1.



Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

Two good rooms to rent. Inquire of Aaron Harnley.

Joe Garris has purchased the interest of Mr. Bradley in the firm of Moreland & Bradley and will hereafter help conduct the butcher business at the old stand.

Cars are scarce on the A. T. & S. F. in consequence of the heavy business of the road at this time of the year, and orders have been issued to charge $3.00 per day demurrage on all cars detained over 24 hours in loading or unloading. This rule will be strictly enforced.

The camp-meeting mentioned in last week=s REPUBLICAN, commenced Wednesday, at Melville=s grove, five and one-half miles south of Winfield, and will continue until next Wednesday. The exercises are conducted by Rev. M. L. Haney, of the Illinois M. E. Conference. All are cordially invited to attend.

We acknowledge the compliment of a fine serenade by the Winfield Juvenile Band, whose leader is that skilled musician and accomplished gentleman, Prof. Ed. Farringer, of Winfield. This is the youngest band in the state, but under the instructions of their competent instructor, their efforts will equal the best strains of older organizations.

Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

T. J. Gilbert & Co., contracted 1,000 head of cattle from Mackey, of Texas, to be delivered on the Kaw Indian Reserve. High waters impeded the delivery of the cattle, and when settlement was reached, Mackey claimed $900 for extra expense, which Mr. Hollowell refused to pay. Shots, commenced by Mackey, were exchanged; and Seth Hollowell, a relative of Mr. Hollowell, was wounded in the leg. Two of the fellows were arrested and their trial set for August 15.



Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

We understand that on last Friday night, one week, four young men of our city, armed themselves with beer bottles, and marched with intrepidity over portions of our city. The visited the Ohio Livery, took possession of a rocking chair on Mr. Musselman=s porch, and finally sought repose on a load of hay. It is a matter of regret that beer can be sold surreptitiously in our town, and it is still a matter of greater regret that some of our brightest and best young men will give themselves over to this demon of drink.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

Charley Sipes is building again. When he was on the corner, he imagined that a new stone building would exactly accommodate his wants, and so he built one. Lo! He was crowded worse than ever, and now he is compelled to erect a large brick addition to his stone storeroom. We believe the part building is about 20 feet wide by 30 feet long and will be two stories in height. The lower story will be used for a workshop and the upper for a storage room. We would almost warrant that when the new portion is finished, that his stock will fill it as completely as heretofore.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

The young man, giving his name as Theodore Rosebell, came, yesterday evening one week, to the residence of Mr. Drury Warren, residing on Grouse Creek, and asked for employment and lodging. On Saturday, Mr. Warren hired him. That night Rosebell took his departure. On Sabbath morning his absence was discovered and investigation developed that a revolver, a razor, one of the boy=s coats, and articles too numerous to mention, were missing. An active search was made for the young man, and he was finally discovered hiding in the woods. He was promptly arrested, held over Sunday, and Monday was incarcerated in the county jail.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


Of all places in the world for the production of watermelons, our county takes the lead. Be the weather wet or dry, the result is nearly always the same: large, sweet, juicy, luscious watermelons, of mammoth proportions and delicious flavor. This year is no exception to the rule. Yesterday we saw no less than nine immense loads pass our door from a single direction, and, upon inquiry, found they were all sold. AIn a town of 3,000 inhabitants, how do you consume so many? asks the stranger. Well, my friend, the citizens of Arkansas City, especially the force employed in THE REPUBLICAN office--can possibly devour as many melons per capita as any body of distinguished persons anywhere, but those of which we made mention were sold to be consumed elsewhere. In the mines and on the mountains of Colorado, luxuries do not grow; hence, from other places must these articles of demand come. Yesterday=s melons were placed aboard the train and started for Colorado. They readily sell for from 50 cents to $2.00. Our producers contracted to furnish melons at 25 cents apiece. Where thousands grow on one acre, this is a lucrative business. One of our granger friends reports that he will realize about $720 from one acre of ground. ACan this be done every year?@ Not always but nearly so. Two years ago the season was a tardy one, and melons of this clime failed to ripen in time to secure the first market; consequently, not much above expenses was realized, but generally the income is a good one.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


Far-famed are the grapes of California, celebrated their flavor, magnificent their yield; but were travelers to compare the fruitage of the vine of that famous region with that which ripens under the Italian skies of Southern Kansas, he would probably be surprised to find that for sweetness of taste and delicacy of flavor, the Kansas grape equals or excels the others. Such unquestionaly is the fact, as the testimony of parties living for a time in both states confirm. While the excellence of our grapes is unsurpassed, the yield is scarcely creditable, bunches of surprising proportions hanging almost against each other, and the vines fairly groan beneath their burdens. This immense yield is sold at advanced prices, for they are shipped to Colorado, where they command a high price. With grapes, melons, and small fruits, one can readily make a fortune in Southern Kansas, easily finding a home and foreign market for his products.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


One of the most wonderful places in the world for the growth of millet is Cowley County. Col. Wood brought into our office Thursday a bunch of millet of the Large German variety, one stalk of which measured four feet and three inches. The specimen was obtained from the farm of Mr. J. W. Brown, our popular dairyman, and was taken from a field of many acres, all of which equaled the portion handed into our office. The wonderful productiveness of the soil of Cowley County is remarkable to the stranger, and the diversity of products is almost incredible.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

Latest from Oklahoma.

From our special messenger, who returned Wednesday noon, we learn that the order for the removal of the settlers has been countermanded, and that nothing else will be done while the investigation of the title of the land at Washington continues. Houses are building, only seven however, and about one hundred and twenty-five men remain to await the action of the government. To those inquiring, we would say, ARemain quietly at your homes, as there are numbers sufficient to test the matter.@ From week to week, we shall give an unbiased account of the matter, and if you wish authentic reports, subscribe for THE REPUBLICAN, an organ which will give both sides and a paper whose utterances cannot be purchased. [Boomer Story.]


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

A circumstance peculiar to election times took place one day this week. Commissioner Moore and Capt. Nipp were conversing concerning the number of votes St. John would poll in Arkansas City. The Captain offered Mr. Moore five dollars for the presentation of a St. John man. Mr. Moore readily accepted and offered five dollars in return if he failed to secure his specimen. Capt. Nipp refused, saying that cigars for the crowd would be sufficient. In good spirits, Mr. Moore started and having secured our fragile little townsman, John Lewis, asked him to go down the street and see a gentleman. John good naturedly consented and after the crowd had been reached, someone said, AMr. Lewis, for whom will you vote for president?@ AFor Blaine and Logan, of course,@ came the quick response. His hat was snatched from his head and torn in shreds, and in its place a $3.50 new one, purchased by Capt. Nipp, adorns his cranium. Mr. Moore furnished the cigars for the crowd with excellent grace.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


H. H. Perry returned to the city Monday.

Wm. Berkey was in town Tuesday and Wednesday.

Henry E. Asp was in the city for a few days this week.

Collins & Shelden, our new real estate agents, have a fine, new sign.

R. O. Lutes started for Joplin, Missouri, last Tuesday; he will be absent about ten days.

Mr. Reynolds has moved into Mr. Hoffman=s house, situated back of the M. E. Church.

Mrr. And Mrs. T. J. Gilbert started a few days ago for a visit to Emporia and Colorado.

C. H. Doomes, a popular young artist of Winfield, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in our city.

Jerry McKee started last Monday for Tipton, Iowa; he expects to be gone about two weeks.

Mr. Richard Kimmel, of Mansfield, Ohio, brother of N. W. Kimmel, is in the city, visiting relatives.

Aaron Harnley=s fine new carpenter shop is nearly completed. He has rented it to Wolfe Brothers. [IS IT WOLF OR WOLFE??]

Our excellent architect, William Gall, has the contract for furnishing the design for the new school building at Winfield.

Our venerable friend, George W. Spruill, left last week for his hold home at Nokomis, Illinois. He will remain until the 1st of September.

Mrs. A. V. Alexander and eldest son started Wednesday for Topeka, where she will visit her husband=s relatives, Col. Alexander=s family.

E. R. Maxwell, of southeastern Missouri, a friend of D. R. Cooper, was in the city this week looking for a place to purchase as a home.

Richard Hoskins, of St. Joseph, Missouri, a tonsorial artist, has been engaged by H. C. Deets to assist in the work of the Red Front Barber Shop and Bath Rooms.

Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

Miss Anna Bowen, who two years ago, was an excellent student of our high school, is expected next week in the city, to visit her aunt, Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin.

William Cowden, a friend of Alexander Wilson, and a former acquaintance of the editor=s, is in the city, prospecting. If he finds property that will suit him, he will invest.

Mr. Ed. Nail, of Irving, Illinois, a relative of our townsman, H. Durr, has come to our city to make it his home. He is an old soldier, a stewrling man, and will be an excellent citizen.

Manly Capron brought into our office Thursday a regular monstrosity in the shape of a cucumber. Mr. Capron is a gentleman of excellent taste and had arranged the cucumbers in a very suggestive style.

Mrs. Meigs and her daughter, Miss Anna, are visiting Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin. The Meigs family were among the earliest settlers of our city. They drove into Arkansas City fifteen years ago, when there were but few settlers here. Mrs. Meigs expresses great surprise at the growth of the city. The family now reside at Anthony.

[Kay: Meigs, Early Day Settler...add to story?]


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

Youngheim & Co.

In another column of our paper will be seen the mammoth advertisement of Youngheim & Co. We understand from parties who know them well elsewhere that their business is conducted upon the same scale as their advertisement. The members of this firm, we also learn, are self-made men, men who have commenced at the foot of the ladder and by earnest endeavor and strict integrity, have ascended to eminence in business circles. The stock is said to be a $10,000 one and one from which all can be suited. The house is under the management of Mr. Joe Finkleberg, assisted by Mr. E. F. Pentecost. The former gentleman has been in business at our county seat, and is well and favorably known to many of our citizens. The latter gentleman, better known to our citizens as Ed. Pentecost, is a popular and energetic young man who by his manly conduct has won the respect of all who know him. Ed. desires all his old friends and associates to call in and see him, as he has bargains which he wishes to show them. Remember the place; one door north of The Perry House.


Extend a Greeting To the Citizens of Arkansas City -And- Surrounding Country.

WE HAVE OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW STOCK OF CLOTHING, GENT=S FURNISHING GOODS, HATS AND CAPS, And as Nice a Line for as Little Money everh shown Here or anywhere.

WE POLITELY Ask you to call and see us, and assure you thag by strict attention to your wants and kind treatment you will receive of us, you will have NO CAUSE to regret of having us in your midst.

Respectfully Yours,


1st Door North Perry House.

Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


DIED. The friends of Mr. E. Baldwin were pained Monday to learn that his esteemed wife, Mrs. Anna Baldwin, had died at Manitou Park, the preceeding Saturday. Mr. Baldwin, and a friend arrived on Monday=s train with the remains. The funeral services, conducted by H. D. Gans, took place the following day at the Parker schoolhouse, and the body was laid to rest in the burial ground nearby. The deceased was highly respected by all who knew her. The friends who knew them so well in other years, bear to the bereaved one their earnest sympathy and sorrow.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

A gallery has been placed in the skating rink for the accommodation of lookers on.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

To Whom It May Concern.

The firm of Houghton & Kirkpatrick has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, O. P. Houghton continuing the business of the firm and assuming all liabilities, and W. B. Kirkpatrick collecting all of the accounts of the firm.

August 7, 1884. O. P. HOUGHTON,



Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


A Woolen Factory.

L. Holcombe, of Pleasant Valley Township, who has been a resident of Kansas for fourteen years, and who is well and favorably known, came to the city Wednesday, accompanied by E. E. Sanborn, of St. Mary=s Mills, Anglaize County, Ohio, and J. H. Gordon, of Linn County, Missouri. Mr. Sanborn is at present connected with the large woolen mills of his city, and Mr. Gordon was formerly connected with the large woolen manufacturies of Springfield, Illinois, but is now extensively engaged in wool growing in Linn County, Missouri. These gentlemen had heard of the efficiency of our water power, and have come with the desire of placing a large factory upon our canal, if terms can be arranged. We can assure these gentlemen that no better situation for water power can be obtained anywhere, and that no other place presents better advantages. Our region is filled with sheep and annually thousands of pounds are shipped from this point. To the west and south, and southwest, will be found a ready market for their cloth. They can afford to undersell other manufacturers who are compelled to pay freights, and thus will enjoy the whole market for a considerable radius around us.

As citizens and inhabitants of southern Cowley, we need this enterprise. A ready market at advanced prices will be found for our wool; the price of garments will be reduced in a proportionate degree, and useful and influential citizens added to our number. Above all this, employment, and good employment, too, will be given to our laboring class. It is useless to disguise the fact that to make our city prosper permanently, labor must be given our artisans and daily laborers. We trust the businessmen of our city and surrounding country will give this matter careful consideration and after due consideration, if the enterprise seems feasible, give it that aid which it deserves. We believe Arkansas City has a brighter prospect than any town in southern Kansas and we are anxious that she should improve her opportunities. Arkansas City is our home; wheater advances the interests of any of her people, advances the interest of the whole, and we sincerely hope that this project may be given the needed help.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


The cooperation of Bolton and Silverdale Townships in keeping any through or diseased stock from being driven through our townships is requested by citizens of Creswell, who had a meeting at Parker schoolhouse on Friday evening, August 1, for the purpose of stock protection. The meeting passed the following resolution.

Resolved, That we the citizens of Creswell Township unite in prosecuting to the full extent of the law any person or persons driving or attempting to drive any stock through our township contrary to the statute laws of Kansas.

Resolved, That we solicit the cooperation of adjoining townships.



Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

The Banner Company.

The members of Company E, of Arkansas City, who rendezvoused in Pottsville yesterday, bore the insignia of their political faith in the shape of a campaign badge. The company mustered fifty-seven men, fifty-five of whom wore a Blaine and Logan badge. This is certainly the banner Republican company of the National Guards. Miner=s (Pennsylvania) Journal.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

The business of our harness man, M. W. Stopher, has grown to such proportions that he has been compelled to build a workshop on the rear of the lot upon which is his store-room. His shop is two doors south of the Central Drug Store.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

Tom Rude went to Dexter last Saturday, driving one of Young & Graham=s teams. While returning, the neck yoke came off, and the team becoming frightened, ran about a quarter of a mile, kicking themselves loose, tore up the harness, and ran about four miles before they were caught. As they broke loose the buggy was overturned, throwing Mr. Rude heavily to the ground. The top of the buggy was flattened out, cutting one of Rude=s ears rather severely, about the only injury he sustained except a rough shaking up. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

In another column appears the dissolution notice of the firm of Houghton & Kirkpatrick, Mr. Kirkpatrick retiring. We know not whether Mr. Kirkpatrick will remain with us or not, but by his sterling qualities, he has secured the respect of all who know him. Of Mr. Houghton, a too flattering notice cannot be given. He is one of our first settlers, a man of excellent business qualifications and soundest integrity. The same courteous treatment which the patrons of the AGreen Front@ have received in the past will be continued in the future, and Mr. Houghton will be pleased to have all his patrons and friends call and examine his goods.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.


Saturday the west-bound accommodation train on the Southern Kansas railroad was wrecked at 3 o=clock in the morning, between Grand Summit and Cambridge, twenty-five miles east of Winfield. The front axle of the coach gave way, throwing the car on its side, and it was dragged some distance in that position before a halt could be made. The coach was crowded, and scarcely a passenger escaped injury, while some were seriously hurt. One woman was expected to die when last heard from. Physicians were procured and the wounded cared for until the westbound passenger train picked them up at 9 o=clock Saturday morning.

A Suggested Cattle Quarantine.

A Journal=s Springfield, Illinois, special says Dr. Palen, state veterinary, has submitted to the governor his report in relation to the recent appearance of Texas or splenic fever at Chicago. A postmortem examination held upon three diseased animals showed traces of splenic fever. Palen suggests the infected states and territories of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, the greater part of Texas, Arkansas, Indian Territory, and southern Tennessee, including Kansas and Missouri, be subject to schedule by proclamation from now until the 1st of September this year. All railroad transportation companies should be enjoined from bringing into this state any cattle from the scheduled district until the shipment is accompanied by a clear bill of health and have not come from the infected belt of country within sixty days prior to shipment.


Arkansas City Republican, August 9, 1884.

STRAY. Taken up at my residence, northwest of city, one small bay mare. Has halter on! _____ brand on left thigh. It has been here since Aug. 3. F. B. LANE.







Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 23, 1884.


Roving Cheyenne Indians are burning the grass in the Powder River Valley.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 23, 1884.



This issue of The Arkansas City REPUBLICAN severs the connection of myself with the paper. While regretting the step, honor and dissatisfaction prompted my action. The partnership was formed among parties with different habits, tastes, and aspirations. The acts of my associates became unpleasant to me, and, doubtless my conduct became equally unpleasant to them. Without laudation to myself, I can say that mine is a disposition which cannot be influenced by personal interest, or bound by any means to something disagreeable. To extricate myself was my determination, but terms could not be arranged with my associate either to buy or to sell. Under such circumstances the only way of separation was a legal one or by third parties. The latter way was found, and, though selling at a sacrifice, I did it without regret, and while deploring that I can no longer control the sentiment of THE REPUBLICAN, I cannot but exult in my freedom.

The paper was founded for the furtherance of Republicanism, temperance, and morality, and during its brief career was true to its design. Its success has been remarkable, issuing today eight hundred and twenty-five copies, with a strong advertising patronage. The future of the paper depends upon its owners, and will speak for itself. I sincerely wish it the success it may deserve.

I hereafter would feel a sense of ingratitude were I not to attempt to express something, at least, of the feelings which possess me. Extreme partisanship on my part alienated no friends, for true friendship looks for the motives which prompt utterance, and if these be sincere and honest, withholds not its admiration and its love. To my friends, both Democratic and Republican, I extend my heartfelt thanks for their many kindly offices to me, and more especially through me to mine. To warm personal friends I truly pay the tribute of my affection and my love. Their acts of disinterested friendship trample down the distrust which we receive from the treachery of many, and strengthen our trust in mankind, leading us to know that the warm springs of friendship are confined to no party, sect, clime, or country, but well forth from the noble and god-like of all. Cowley County is still my home; Arkansas City is still my residence. To friends and foes a willing hand and a warm heart, with different feelings, will always be extended. Until I again meet you in business circles, I beg leave to bid you a kind adieu.







Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.



There were purchased at the Arkansas City Roller Mills, from the 14th to the 22nd of August, 682 bushels of wheat at an average of 55 cents per bushel. LANDES, BEALL & CO., Per J. W. Oldham, bookkeeper.

Henry D. Asp was in the city yesterday on legal business.

J. C. Loveland is at work again at Landes, Beall & Co.=s mill.

The new schoolhouse is assuming commanding proportions.

Youngheim & Co., have a new sign, painted by Tommy Braggins.

The wood work of the Christian Church is nearly completed.

The first story of the new post office building is nearly completed.

The stone work on the Hasie & Commercial block has been completed.

A heavy hail storm visited Grouse Creek last Saturday night, inflicting quite a deal of damage.

We are under obligations to Mrs. Uriah Spray for the presentation of some beautiful flowers.

A. A. Newman=s new store room, which is already rented for a hardware store, is nearly completed.

Mr. Heck=s family will remove soon to one of the houses built by the Arkansas City Building Association.

Ed. Ferguson has purchased the interest of his partner, Mr. Robertson, and will continue the business at the old stand.

Elder J. Kenny will preach in the schoolhouse tomorrow at 11 a.m., and in the evening at the usual hour. All are invited to attend.

Meeting today at 2 o=clock in Highland Hall to secure the means to erect a woolen mill on the canal. Let every interested person be present.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

LOST. A large cream colored hound dog about one year old, answers to the name of Swift. Reward will be paid if returned to the store of Kroenert & Austin.

LOST. A diamond pin, the set of which contains six stones. The finder will be paid five dollars by returning same to A. V. Alexander, at his lumber yard.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

On account of the illness of Mr. Ed. Grady=s little girl, his father-in-law, Mr. Fox, of Barber County, is now visiting the former. We are pleased to state that the little girl is now much better.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

Dr. M. B. Vawter has recently completed a new house, on fifth street, and rented it to a Mr. Morris, of Mexico, Missouri, who will occupy one-half of Jas. Armstrong=s store-room, in which he will place a fine and complete stock of jewelry.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

R. A. Moore & Co., have opened a feed store on the corner where Lee=s agricultural stand formerly was. They are pleasant and agreeable gentlemen and will be pleased to receive the patronage of the public. Look for their ad. next week.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

J. H. Gibson=s draying team started Tuesday evening from the Arkansas City lumber yard, and dashing down the street, ran into the awning in front of the Hasie block. They were stopped without any damage, but the escape of small boys along the street was miraculous.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

Rev. Cairns and daughter, Miss Rounds, and a son of the widow Wood, left for Washington Territory Wednesday. Mr. Cairns and daughter will visit with Prof. Trimble, Miss Rounds has accepted a position in one of the schools, while Master Wood will make his home in the future with a married sister. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

We were mistaken about W. D. & A. B. Johnson=s lunch stand.

W. D. still continues in the business, taking as a partner Mr. J. E. Beck. These gentlemen are courteous and will do their best to satisfy the curiosity of the public. They expect to keep fresh oysters constantly on hand after Sept. 1st. When you are hungry, give them a call.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

The heaviest rain fall of the season fell Monday evening. During the storm thee was a sharp flash of lightning, followed by a heavy clap of thunder, and looking out from his dwelling, Mr. J. P. Musselman saw the smoke issuing from the barn of Mr. A. C. Lindsay. Hastily putting on a heavy coat, he rapidly made his way to the stale. A crowd soon gathered and by strenuous efforts the flames were suppressed.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

Kellogg, Matlack & Howard received their abstract books of Arkansas City the first of the week. B. W. Matlack still lingers in Winfield finishing up the books for the county, and when done this firm will have the most complete set of abstract books in the county. Anyone desiring an abstract of title of their property can have it promptly furnished them by calling on these gentlemen at their office under Cowley County Bank.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

We are obliged to Mr. R. O. Lutes for the presentation of some fine specimens of ore which he obtained from the mines at Galena, Kansas, during his recent visit there. One of the blocks contains crystals of pure lead. There were two specimens of zinc ore, one of which is called rosin and the other jack ore. Another specimen is called AMuldee,@ from which no valuable metal has as yet been extracted. To the scientists they present objects of interest.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

The famous Georgia Minstrel Troup will give one of their inimitable performances in Highland Hall next Wednesday evening, Aug. 27. This celebrated troup of minstrelsy is composed of 20 artists, selected from the best of comedians. This will be the initiatory of the entertainment season in Arkansas City, and the management of Highland Hall is to be congratulated in their wise selection for the opening.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

Through the courtesy of Dr. Jamison Vawter the other day, we were shown over the new buildings recently constructed by the Arkansas City Building Association. They are elegant and commodious cottages and will encourage the building of other similar residences in that part of the town. The committee, consisting of Dr. Vawter, A. V. Alexander, and B. F. Beall inform the writer that they will sell these cottages reasonable so that they can commence the erection of others. If you wish an elegant house, look over these before you purchase.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

H. H. Perry is again in the hotel business. For the past ten days he has been as uneasy as a fish out of water. He went abroad to find a suitable location, but returned thoroughly convinced that Arkansas City is the best place in the world after all. Accordingly he purchased the appurtenances of the Leland and moved in. His ambition is such that the present quarters will not suit him, so he has contracted to have an addition built to the already spacious building. The new part will be 25 x 40 feet and two stories high, and will contain twelve commercial rooms. We are glad this gentleman is again in our circle and wish him the best of success.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

The M. E. Ladies= Social.

The social at Mrs. Gibby=s last Friday evening was a success, both socially and financially, notwithstanding the clouds and rain. A large crowd were well served with delicacies for the palate, and music for the ear. Much credit and many thanks are accorded to Miss Woodin for the splendid rendering of several instrumental pieces on the piano, which were followed by others, with vocal accompaniment; and if last and least, a number of the late kindergarten class volunteered some of their gesture songs, which drew an appreciative audience about them.

We are glad to learn that the ladies propose a repetition of their socials, the next one to be given at Mrs. Dr. Wright=s, on Friday evening of next week. All are cordially invited.




Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

The Farmers= Meeting.

The farmers= meeting for the purpose of discussing the question of securing a woolen mill at this place was organized by the election of A. C. Williams as chairman and Amos Walton as secretary. After considerable favorable talk by those present, the following resolution was passed.

Resolved, That the erection of a mill for the manufacture of woolens at Arkanss City would be a benefit to every farmer in Cowley County.

The following committee was then appointed to work up a full meeting on Saturday, the 23rd of August, at 2 o=clock, in the Highland Hall, at which time will be developed to all those interested the full status of the matter: Mr. Lowe, I. D. Harkleroad, Frank Korrp [?], John Myrtle, Wm. Trimble, and Wm. Wright. The meeting then adjourned till August 23, at 2 o=clock. A. WALTON, Secretary.



Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

Last Saturday=s Primary.

Last Saturday=s primary developed a warmth and intenseness of feeling among members of the Republican party--a feeling, which, it is hoped, will soon expire. Sentiments concerning both candidates were expressed which are now regretted. The animosity aroused was not on account of the success of the one faction over the other, but from the fact that members of a political antagonistic party aided one faction in securing the delegation. The one hundred and fourteen solid Republicans feel indignant that a minority of their own party should join hands with a political enemy to defeat them. They consider this unjust, and will resent it. They are men of sterling integrity, and will submit to no such practices. They are willing to the will of the majority, but to less. In the meantime they await justice at the hands of the members of the Republican county convention.



Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

Steam Laundry.

The new steam laundry of Steadman Bros., is now in successful operation. They first secured the services of a first-class laundry-man in the person of Mr. Cleft, of Chicago. This gentleman having arrived and everything in readiness, they turned on the steam, and started the machinery. It all worked to a charm, and with neatness and dispatch. They have nearly all the work they can do, and do it in such a way that they will lose no customers. Even in the short time they have been occupied, they find their accommodation too small and they will commence next week the erection of an addition 20 x 40 feet. They now employ eight hands. When their new structure is completed, they will need several more. These gentlemen deserve credit for the enterprise exhibited in commencing this new work.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

The Walnut Bridge.

The report that the Canton Bridge Co., had thrown up the contract for the bridge at Harmon=s Ford is unfounded. From a letter received by W. D. Mowry, we learn that work will be commenced between the 1st and 10th of September and that the bridge will be completed according to contract. Our Walnut friends will now rest easy.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.


ADo apples do well in your section?@ writes an eastern friend. If he had seen the great big fruit of the pippin variety, brought into the office by our farmer friend, S. E. Maxwell, of the Walnut Valley, he would have been convinced that Southern Kansas can boast as excellent apples as any country in the world.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

W. M. Blakeney announces that he is preparing to enter business again. On the corner of his lots south of Eldridge=s grocery, he is building a fine frame business house 24 x 60 with an ell. Will is one of those moving spirits without which our town could not well get along.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.


Ed. M. Bird, of Sedan, was in the city Thursday.

Capt. Siverd, of Winfield gave us a pleasant call Wednesday.

R. O. Lutes returned to the city from his visit to Missouri, last Tuesday.

Judge Bonsall returned from his Ohio trip last Tuesday. He reports a pleasant time.

F. S. Jenning was in the city Monday prosecuting the persons who were accused of highway robbery.

Miss Rosa Morse and her brother, Sherburne, are at Ponca Agency, visiting relatives. They expect to remain until the commencement of school.

F. Scott, a brother-in-law of Judge Kreamer, and a former resident of Gainesville, Texas, is expected in the city soon to make this his permanent home.

A. E. Ericson, a brother-in-law of O. E. Titus, arrived in our city Wednesday, and will make Arkansas City his home. He is a harness maker by trade and Mr. Stopher has already secured his services. He is stopping with Mr. Titus.

M. T. Adams, a son of our estimable townsman, Mr. S. B. Adams, has been on a visit to relatives in the city for some time in the past. He is so well pleased with our section that he has determined to make this his future home. He will return in a few weeks with his family.





Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

E. T. Mills, who has been in the employ of Russell Cowles this summer, started Monday afternoon for Loami, Illinois. Mr. Mills is shrewd but before we left him, we had ascertained that he was on his way to capture one of the prettiest girls in all Illinois. We wish him success in his laudable undertaking, and a safe and happy voyage on the sea of married life.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

A. J. Durham, a jolly good democrat living east of the Walnut, about three and a half miles from the city, came into our office Saturday, with three mammoth stalks of corn. They were about all Mr. Durham could carry, and we at first mistook them for saplings. We extended them on the floor of our office, and by the line found them to be fourteen feet and six inches long, and each one possessing a large ear. Cowley County, wet or dry, against the world for crops.


Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

A Daring Robbery.

Last Monday morning our citizens were startled by the report that a bold robbery had been committed just south of the bridge crossing the canal near where Speer=s mill formerly stood. The trial which was held Monday afternoon, developed the following facts.

On Saturday, a young man from Caldwell, now known as the Aconfidence man,@ and Ernest Kimmel, ascertained that a young man, called about town, APosey,@ had about $30 in money on his person. They courted him with fervor and endeavored to make him drunk. They were unable to have him drink beyond a small quantity of liquor, not sufficient to intoxicate him. On Sunday the same methods were employed, but were alike unsuccessful. On Sunday evening young Kimmel disappeared. The Aconfidence man@ told Posey that there were parties beyond the canal that they could visit and have a Ajolly time,@ and asked the latter if he would accompany him. Posey readily assented, and the two started. They had crossed the bridge mentioned before, and had passed a short distance beyond, when a third party suddenly arose before them and commanded them to Ahold up your hands.@ The confidence man was seized with sudden fright and obeyed the command with alacrity. Posey followed the example of his illustrious companion. The robber searched both parties, taking a pocket-book from the former, annd $78 in cash from Posey. The robber and the confidence man then left Posey to find his way back to town as best he might. Night Marshal Corryell and John Williams, from suspicious movements, kept the two parties under surveillance and tracked them to a box-car, which they were seen to enter. Soon after, Messrs. Corryell and Williams approached the car and ordered the persons within to come out. The persons so commanded left the car in haste from the other side and strove to escape. After a hard chase, they were captured. Kimmel endeavored to prove an alibi, but failed. The evidence was so strong that his Honor, Mayor Schiffbauer, bound the two parties over to the district court in the sum of $500 each. No one being found to stand good for their appearance, they were remanded to the county jail, there to await their trial for highway robbery.

We understand that the name of the confidence man is Hillman, and Posey=s name is Macomber.



Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

Dissolution Notice.

Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between Clark & Atkinson is hereby dissolved. J. J. Clark paying all individual debts against the office and C. T. Atkinson taking the accounts.




Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.


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Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.





Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.


A. D. Phelps and mother were over from the Springs yesterday.

The stone work on the new schoolhouse will be completed this week.

John Gallabar purchased eight lots in the northeast part of the city and will erect a residence thereon.

THE REPUBLICAN is slightly behind time this week, owing to the fact that our print paper was delayed two days. After this we will be always on time.

There are rumors of another Ablind tiger@ being started in Arkansas City. We hope the good people of our town will ferret this matter out, and if there is such an animal in our midst, he may be made to see.

George W. Spruill, who has been visiting in Illinois for several days past, returned home this week. Mr. Spruill says 600 Hoosier excursionists arrived in Kansas on the same day as he. Corn in Illinois he reports not as good as in the Jayhawker state.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

The Arkansas City REPUBLICAN changed hands last Saturday, Atkinson & Clark selling to Howard & Wagner. The new proprietors are thorough printers, and are in every way worthy of success. We extend to them the right hand of fellowship and assure them of our good wishes. Traveler.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

H. C. Deets has just got his new bath house in good running order. Through his courtesy Saturday evening we were allowed to succumb to the pleasure of a refreshing bath. Hot, cold, or shower baths can be given as the bather may desire. You will find everything neat and clean at this establishment.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

Highland Hall was crowded last Wednesday evening to witness the entertainment given by the Georgia minstrels. Owing to the hot weather, the programme was not as enjoyable as it might have been. The troupe, though, is first class, and rendered their different characters well. Everybody laughed and went home pleased.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

The Arkansas City REPUBLICAN has again changed hands. Last Saturday Atkinson & Clark stepped down and out. Wagner & Howard took their place as publishers of the paper. Messrs. Wagner & Howard are both practical printers, and will no doubt make THE REPUBLICAN a success. Here=s our [ILLUSTRATION OF HAND], boys, shake. Democrat.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

DIED. E. S. McDonald, who has been at Geuda Springs for several days past, for his health, died last Monday afternoon. His remains were brought here in the evening, and Tuesday were sent to his former home, Moberly, Missouri. It will be remembered that he and his wife were at the Leland before going to Geuda. Mr. McDonald came here for the purpose of going into business but Aman proposes and God disposes.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

Chas. A. Burnett has purchased the St. Louis Ice Cream Parlor of S. V. Goeden, and is now holding forth in the same stand. Mr. Goeden will remain with Mr. Burnett until he becomes thoroughly acquainted with the people. We hope the proprietor will receive as large a patronage as the former, and judging from the starting out, he will. Mr. Burnett informs us that he will have fresh oysters in about the 1st of September.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

It seems printing offices are not the only places where dissatisfaction sometimes exists between partners. The millinery firm of Taylor & Huyck has dissolved on account of incompatibility. They resorted to legal proceedings and a settlement was effected Thursday. Mrs. Taylor will retire, and Mrs. Huyck will continue to carry on the establishment. She has rented a room of Dr. Alexander on Summit Street and will take possession next Monday. Remember ladies, where this popular resort will hereafter be found.




Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

The fruit buyers of Arkansas City are now shipping large quantities of grapes and peaches. Almost daily you can see the express wagon going to the depot loaded to its utmost capacity with baskets of grapes and boxes of peaches. Good prices are paid for all kinds of fruit here, notwithstanding the abundance of its growth.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

A new Democratic paper will appear next Saturday under the name of the Wellington Enterprise. It will be owned and controlled by Messrs. Young & Cunningham, two popular printers in this city. It is generally conceded that the project will meet with unbounded success. Correspondence of Wichita Eagle of August 26.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

Father Kelley, of Winfield, was in the city the past week looking after the welfare of his flock, and has taken the initial steps toward the erection of a Catholic Church, at this place, and for this purpose has secured four lots immediately north of the old schoolhouse, a very desirable location. He proposes building a church 30 x 50 feet, and in the near future he intends to erect a day school building. We hope he will meet with such encouragement as the enterprise deserves.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

Dick Rosevelt, alias Theodore Speer, made his escape from the jail last Sunday morning. He had been quite sick and was allowed the privilege of a bed in the front part of the building. The morning referred to he managed to get his clothes on unobserved and slip away. The sheriff and his deputy procured a team apiece and started in pursuit, having received a pointer from a woman who had given the fugitive his supper Sunday evening. The runaway was finally overhauled at Udall and brought back. He is what might be termed an exceedingly hard citizen. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

Col. Bill Hackney, of Winfield, and Samuel L. Hamilton, editor of the Wellingtonian, were in the city on Monday. The Colonel said he came down to find the man who wanted to bet that Martin=s majority would not be 20,000. He found him and the money was put up in safe hands. Mr. Hackney states that it is his candid opinion that St. John will not receive fifty votes in Cowley County; that the Republican prohibitionists will all vote the straight ticket, and that Ed. Greer will receive the nomination for representative from his district by acclamation. Caldwell Journal.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

The farmers and stockmen of Silverdale Township, south of the Maple City road, have organized themselves into a protective association to prevent the killing of game on their farms and ranches, and offer $10 each for every prosecution made by any member of the association, and agree to stand by the person prosecuting to the very end of the law. Among the prime movers in the matter are I. D. Harkelroad, John Irons, Mr. Showalter, C. M. Scott, Drury Warren, Estus Brothers, Squire Coburn, and others. This will put a stop to a number of hunters camping on the farms and staying as long as a quail can be seen.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

During the past twelve months, Howard Brothers have bought and sold 84-1/2 carloads of barbed wire. This forms a good mathematical problem. For instance: In one spool of barb wire there are about 1,500 feet; in every carload there are about 800 spools; multiplying we have 750,000 ft. in one carload. In 84-1/2 car loads, we have 63,375,000 ft. sold. Dividing the above number of feet by 5,280, we have 12,003 miles and a fraction over. Dividing by 2 we have the number of miles of fencing, which is 6,001-1/2 miles. Most of this wire was sold to stockmen in the Territory. Thus one of our hardware firms has been the means of furnishing 6,000 miles of fencing, besides what other firms have been doing in the same line.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.

A Handsome Block.

In the spring we understand that Kimmel & Moore and Howard Brothers intend raising their store room another story. The building occupied by Fitch & Barron, between the two buildings, will be moved out and replaced by a two story brick store room. In fact, the two firms mentioned above have entered into an agreement with Frank Hoffman, the owner of the Fitch & Barron site, to make such improvements, he to put up a similar business room. Kimmel & Moore had intended to make the improvement this spring, but learning that Mr. Hoffman contemplated building, they concluded to postpone their own on account of Mr. Hoffman desiring to put a cellar under his room.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 30, 1884.


With this week=s issue of THE REPUBLICAN, new proprietors assume control. As announced last week, owing to the dissatisfaction existing between its former proprietors, they concluded to dispose of their interests to third parties, instead of resorting to legal proceedings, in order that peace and harmony might prevail. Accordingly, purchasers were found in the persons of the undersigned, and THE REPUBLICAN continues to flourish.

As our predecessors have often stated why the paper was established, we need not repeat, but simply say that a continuance of its primitive principles will be advocated in the future.

Republicanism, temperance, and morality will be our battle-cry. Believing them to be righteous causes, we shall always try to be found in the front ranks fighting our opponents with untiring zeal and renewed vigor.

The establishment of THE REPUBLICAN is now a fixed fact beyond any doubt. Owing to the never-ceasing efforts of its ex-editors, the paper has been placed on a good paying basis; yet its present editors, either from modesty or newness of position, enter the journalistic field in southern Cowley with some trepidation. We are strangers in a strange land, and should we for a time fail to a slight extent in giving the local news, we hope our readers will bear with us until we become acquainted.

We lay no pretentions to journalistic ability; our writings won=t be mistaken for those of Whitelaw Reid or Horace Greeley, but what we may have to say upon the issues of the day, will be set forth in plain and ungarnished words of truth, without hope of reward or fear of punishment.

Now comes the finis. Our honest endeavor shall be to conduct a NEWS PAPER. How well we shall carry out that intention, the future will tell. But why waste time in words, rather let us to work and thus prove our good intentions. Hoping to meet you one and all, and gain your friendship, we remain

Most Respectfully Your Friends,



Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.



There were purchased at the Arkansas City Roller Mills, from the 22nd to the 29th of August, 5,498 bushels of wheat at an average of 60 cents per bushel. LANDES, BEALL & CO., Per J. W. Oldham, bookkeeper.

The Windsor Hotel has had a new sign painted.

T. R. Houghton has had a new coat of green paint put on his AGreen Front.@

Thompson & Woodin are putting in a blacksmith shop in the old Star Livery Barn.

The foundation of C. C. Sollitt=s new house is completed and work has commenced on the frame.

Tommy Braggins has just painted and swung new signs for Steadman Bros., Geo. Childers, and R. A. Moore & Co. [YES, SWUNG IS CORRECT.]

Sixty Cheyenne and Arapahoe Teams loaded at this place the past week with flour, corn, and annuity goods for their Agency.

Several new cottages are building in the neighborhood of those erected by the Arkansas City Building Association.

Our Democratic friends are working up a boom for our popular implement merchant, Jas. Benedict, for Representative.

Prof. J. Warren Duncan has been securewd by the Presbyterian Church to instruct the choir in vocal music. Last Sabbath he made his first effort.

Schiffbauer Bros., will, in the next 60 days, add another story to their store building to be used as a hall by the G. A. R., and

A. O. U. W. Orders.

Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

The masquerade at the skating rink Saturday evening was very well attended, although not as many masked skaters were on the floor as at the previous one.

The name of the Perry House, A. A. McIntyre, proprietor, has been changed to that of the Windsor. The Leland with H. H. Perry at the helm, will still retain its present name.

J. J. Clark is fitting up and repainting his residence preparatory to commencing housekeeping. Jon. says he intends moving his mother in from the country to preside over his domicile.

Some weeks ago, Mrs. W. D. Mowry presented her husband with a fine Blaine and Logan son, and this week Will retaliates by ornamenting his home with one of the most elegant organs we have seen in the west. It is, indeed, a handsome present.

H. W. Stewart knows what is palatable to the printer. Tuesday he brought us in a sample of the Crawford peach, which was the finest it has been our lot to taste.

A. G. Heitkam has rented Geo. W. Spruill=s property, formerly occupied by Mr. Morton, and has moved his family here from Indianapolis and will commence housekeeping.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Kellogg & Coombs, the new drug firm to be, have commenced ordering their stock. They hope to be able to open their store the last of September or sometime in October.


Nine Pottawatomie Indians passed through Arkansas City Tuesday in charge of Baldwin. They were from Pottawatomie County and were going to Pottawatamie Agency to visit.

Howard Bros., are building an addition of 25 x 30 feet to their already mammoth store room. It will be used for storage, thus giving ample space in their business room to customers.

V. M. Ayres is having the plans and specifications prepared for an elegant residence to be erected on his lots in the southeast part of town. This contract will be let as soon as the specifications are drawn up. [Ayres or Ayers, that is the question!]

A. V. Alexander has recovered his diamond pin advertised Alost@ in last week=s REPUBLICAN. It was found in the parlors of the Leland by H. H. Perry last Saturday and promptly returned to the owner.

Archie Dunn received a carload of ice from Winfield Saturday nigght. Owinng to the great demand, the supply of ice stored by our ice men has given out, and Winfield is our only resort for the congealed fluid.

Ed. P. Greer was nominated for representative of the 66th representative district, last Saturday, after the adjournment of the county convention. Mr. Greer is an estimable young man and will no doubt be elected.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

There is talk of a fine hotel being erected at Geuda Springs. The conditions are that the citizens of that town donate grounds for the building and the projectors will erect one of the finest hotels in Kansas. We understand Judge Muse, of Newton, is the Abacker.@


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Reliable information from Oklahoma shows that cattlemen, as well as Payne men, are having their ranches and hay burned by the soldiers. The acting secretary of Interior says all white men must go from this strip of land. This sounds right. Serves all alike. [Boomer Story.]


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

All this week, Indians have been arriving from the Nation to get their supplies. So far, in the neighborhood of 60 teams have been loaded with flour from Searing & Mead=s mill. Teams will be arriving here almost daily for the next two months to receive their supplies.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Come in and see us, friends, and make our acquaintance. We want to shake hands with everybody. Come in and see how hospitably you will be treated by a Blaine and Logan Buckeye, and a Hoosier from the precincts of Posy County of the same political creed.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

V. M. Ayres, finding his quarters too small to accommodate his ever increasing trade, is building an addition to the north side of his mill. The addition will be 24 feet by the width of the present mill building; three stories high, and will contain a complete set of the new roller process machinery. [Ayres or Ayers...??]


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.


T. J. Gilbert was down from Winfield Wednesday.

J. A. McIntyre went to Wellington last Tuesday.

Johnnie Kroenert still mourns the loss of his AKeiser.@

Capt. Nipp came down from the AHub@ Tuesday.

C. E. Ward is suffering from indisposition this week.

Mrs. M. Fairclo is visiting relatives in Pennsylvania.

J. L. Huey=s addition to his residence will soon be completed.

Walter Davis and wife, of Pawnee Agency, were in the city Monday.

M. N. Sinnott came down from the county seat, Wednesday, on business.

John Gibson, one of our knights of the razor, is quite sick this week.

W. S. Burdick, formerly of Newton, is now employed at the depot in this city.

Mrs. Geo. Baugh left Tuesday for a few weeks visit with her parents at Orion, Illinois.

Geo. Haysel, proprietor of the Arcade, is building a handsome cottage on Summit Street.

Miss Mollie Wilson has been appointed manager of the W. U. Telegraph office here.

Geo. Baugh will take a position in C. R. Sipes= hardware store, commencing September 1st.

T. P. Richardson, representing the Wichita Eagle, was in the city Wednesday, in its interest.

Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Jas. Park retired from hard labor this and last week and enrolled his name on the sick list.

Richard Hutchins, who came home from the Springs last week, returned Wednesday of this week.

Henry Asp, the next county attorney of Cowley, was in the city Monday on legal business.

Mrs. Henry Endicott departed on Tuesday=s train to make an indefinite visit to relatives in Shelby, Illinois.

John Whelihan, assistant trans dispatcher of Newton, visited the railroad people at this place Tuesday.

Rev. J. O. Campbell returned from his summer vacation today, and looks much recreated by his sojourn.

Miss L. Mann, who has been sick for some time past, is now much better. She is able to be out once more.

Jos. Finkleberg, of Arkansas City, and Miss Eva Berkey of Winfield, were visiting at the Springs Sunday. Geuda Springs News.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

R. P. Muse, of Newton, who is visiting Geuda Springs in company with Judge Peters, was over to view the AGate City.@

C. W. Powel arrived in our city the after part of last week from Ravenswood, West Virginia, and will take charge of a school in West Bolton.

Mrs. J. C. Duncan, who has been at Geuda Springs for several weeks past, returned home Saturday afternoon, somewhat improved in health.

Ed. Lowe, assistant manager of the Wichita Eagle, was in the city Monday, visiting his brother Dolph Lowe. He returned on Tuesday=s train.

Geo. Wright asisted our popular druggist, E. F. Shindel, in his drug house while his assistant, W. I. Burd, was taking a vacation this week.

Willie Wing and C. Gordon, the young men arrested for the shooting affray on Gilbert=s ranch, started for Texas with a drove of ponies Monday.

The Misses Linda and Mollie Christian leave today for Lawrence, their former home, where they will spend several days visiting relatives and friends.

Mrs. Mary Beck, of Kansas City, Missouri, is visiting at the residence of Johnnie Kroenert. Mrs. Beck is the mother of Mrs. Kroenert and came to visit the new heiress.

Thos. Van Fleet, Will Raymond, and Mr. Van Sickle accompanied by the Misses Van Sickle, Collins, and Martin, visited the skating rink at Winfield, Saturday evening.

E. N. Wilson, a miller from the east, has been employed by V. M. Ayres. The increase of work demanded it. Mr. Wilson has his wife here and is stopping at the Leland.

Prof. J. C. Weir, of Baster Springs, arrived in Arkansas City Monday with his family. As soon as suitable accommodations can be procured, they will commence housekeeping.

Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell has purchased a breech-loading shotgun. The Doctor is an excellent shot--at large objects--and animals which may come before his vision want to look a Aleedle out.@

Richard Kimmel, of Mansfield, Ohio, who has been here visiting his brother, Thomas, left for Iowa last Tuesday. Mr. Kimmel will not return to Ohio until fall.

W. L. Powell, who has been clerking for Ware & Pickering the past six months, left for Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory, yesterday, where he goes to take a clerkship with the firm of Bishop & Matlack.

Major James M. Haworth, Indian School Inspector, has been here the past week securing scholars for Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas. The Major seems determined the young ALo@ shall know how to shoot.

J. AJolly@ Jones, of Washington, D. C., was in town the first of the week, shaking hands with old friends. Mr. Jones was formerly one of the U. S. Surveyor boys stationed here under General Barnett some years ago.

J. W. Rommel, of Galesburgh, Illinois, is in our city. He desires to purchase a farm and will undoubtedly do so, as he seems to be greatly fascinated by the splendid country in the Arkansas Valley and especially Cowley County.

Senator W. P. Hackney was down from Winfield Thursday. Col. Hackney is doing effective work in the campaign this year. He delivered a speech at Dexter several days ago, which was partly copied into the Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Information from J. L. Howard reaches us that he has arrived in Hustonville, Kentucky, and is meeting with good success in his endeavors to bring land seekers to Cowley County. He will leave thereabout the 9th of September.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Geo. Wright, Will Aldridge, Dr. Baker, and another gentleman, whose name we failed to learn, went to the Territory Thursday, to shoot (at) chickens. They drove down in a large spring wagon with which they will haul the game home.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Our whole-souled friend, J. C. Duncan, brought us in a fine watermelon Thursday and all, from his satanic majesty up to ye editors, partook theeof until no desire for watermelons lingered. Thanks, friend Duncan, and come again.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

A. H. McConahie, residing two miles southeast of the city, called on us and added his name to our roll of honor. Mr. McConahie informs us he has 40 acres of as fine corn as you could wish for. It will average between 40 and 50 bushels per acre.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schiffbauer started last Saturday for Kansas City, accompanied by Sisters Alexia and Mary Agnes, who return to Mount St. Mary Academy, Leavenworth, Kansas. The former, a sister of Frank and Charles, has been visiting them for the past three weeks, with the latter as traveling companion.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

J. O. Caldwell, who has been spending the past two months visiting in New York state, returned home last Friday. Mr. Caldwell reports a pleasant sojourn, no place superior to Arkansas City, and from close observation, that New York will give a handsome majority for Blaine and Logan. He spent most of the time at Saratoga.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Mrs. C. Wagner and two sons of Tiffin, Ohio, are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Stevens, this week. They, with Mr. Stevens and family and Miss Mary Berkey of Winfield, drove over to the ASaratoga of the West,@ on Sunday. They are all much pleased with the country, and if they can dispose of property east without too much sacrifice, will locate here.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

H. P. and Fred Farrar, Monday, received a telegram from their old home in Maine, stating that their sister, Miss Ida Farrar, was not expected to live. Tuesday afternoon H. P. Farrar and wife left for the Pine state. Mr. Farrar will return in about two weeks and Mrs. Farrar will remain there for an indefinite time. Miss Farrar visited Arkansas City some time ago and made numerous friends, who will be sorry to learn of her affliction.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Jim Ridenour came rushing into our office last Tuesday afternoon and holding up a fine watch before our eyes, with the celebrated Rockford movement in, demanded the time of day. We looked and to our astonishment we saw the hands marked seven minutes past 11 o=clock. The mystery was soon explained. It was one of those new twenty-four hour system watches. The are quite a curiosity. Go and see them at Ridenour & Thompson=s.


Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Jas. Braden, John Braden, Richard Braden, brothers of L. H. Braden; E. C. Butler; and a Mr. Leonard, all of Milford, Indiana, are here on a prospect trip. Last week they in company with W. W. Brown and L. H. Braden, went to the Territory for a hunt, returning last Thursday. They killed plenty of game. W. W. Brown killed a black eagle measuring six feet from tip to tip of its wings. The visitors will remain in Arkansas City several days longer.




Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.


The Indian School at Lawrence, Kansas, built by the Indian Department, and known as the Lawrence Indian School, has been changed, and is now known as Haskell Institute, in honor of Senator Haskell.



Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Capt. D. L. Payne=s Story.

An associated press reporter visited Capt. D. L. Payne and his Oklahoma boomers at Fort Smith this week, where they are held prisoners at the camp of Lieut. Jackson, and a detachment of the Ninth cavalry. Payne said: AI first went to Oklahoma five years ago, when informed by able lawyers that these lands were open to white settlement, and that the title was not in the Cherokees but in the United States. I organized a colony of five hundred and settled at Rock Falls, four miles south of Hunnewell, Kansas. General Hatch, on August 6th, ordered us out. I told him not to bring his soldiers; we were willing to go into court to have the question settled. I asked him to lay the matter before the secretary of war and he refused. The next morning six companies of the Ninth cavalry arrived, accompanied by Indian Agent Tufts= clerk, a Cherokee Indian, who arrested J. B. Cooper, editor of the Oklahoma Chief. Most of the men were absent at the time. The cattle men and cowboys were against us and threatened assassination. The cowboys tore down our flag and made a saddle blanket of it, but Capt. Moore recovered it, and a little girl came to us with a flag wrapped around her and a pistol in hand. We were taken to Gen. Hatch=s camp and Rock Falls was burned. We were allowed to get any clothing and furniture, but Mr. Cooper had some valuable papers and his clothes. While at Hatch=s camp, I agreed to go to Fort Smith or any place designated for trial, if released, and offered to put up $50,000 as security for keeping my word; but Gen. Hatch said his orders were to take me to Fort Smith, and he intended doing so. Deputy Marshal Williams served writs on us, and wanted to take us to Wichita, Kansas, for trial, but Lieut. Gardner, who was in command, refused to turn us over or recognize the civil authority. About sixty soldiers guarded us as far as the Cimarron River. The officers seemed to fear that the cowboys would attempt to assassinate us. Half of the soldiers returned and the rest are with us. We want to get our matter before the courts of the country, for we believe we have the right to locate homesteads on these lands, and intend to keep on trying until the matter is properly adjusted.@



Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Courier Clippings.

The County Superintendent has received Cowley=s semi-annual apportionment from the State School fund. It amounts to 46 cents per capita.

Winfield has one thousand and forty-six school children. There are eight thousand and forty children of school age in the county.

The loss of his six horses by lightning was a very serious blow to Mr. Clark Bryant. It left him without working teams to do his seeding. His neighbors realized this so went to work to help him out. On Monday several of them went around among the citizens and made up a purse, all giving liberally, until sufficient was made up to get him a team.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.



Peaches were sold on the streets last Saturday at 20 cents per bushel.

Twenty persons purchased tickets at the Santa Fe depot this week for the Bismarck fair.

A. G. Heitkam=s household effects have arrived from Indianapolis, and Mr. Heitkam is Afixing up@ for the arrival of his family next week.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Wagner & Howard became proprietors and editors of the Arkansas City REPUBLICAN, an excellent paper, with its issue of August 30.

Emporia Republican.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Elder W. Gans, father of Judge Gans of Winfield, will preach in the schoolhouse in this city next Lord=s day, at 11 o=clock a.m.; also at 7:30 p.m. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Wm. Thomas brought us some seedling peaches Thursday. They were large ones, much above the ordinary sized peach. Mr. Thomas thinks when judgment is used in the selection of the seed, that as good peaches can be raised from the seed as otherwise.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

M. A. Lewis, a boot and shoe man of St. Louis, will probably lease the north room of the Hasie block and occupy it with a $15,000 stock of boots and shoes. If Mr. Lewis does not accept the room, a firm by the name of Watt & Powell is already to take possession with a similar stock.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Wm. Ryner, an experienced tinner, has been secured by G. W. Miller to work in the tin department of his hardware store. Mr. Ryner was formerly at Eldorado and worked for 15 years with his former employer. Nothing could speak better for Mr. Ryner as a recommendation as a workman than the above fact.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Wm. Thomas, living two miles south of the city, dropped into our sanctum Wednesday with a fine lot of Concord grapes and asked if editors ever ate grapes. We informed Mr. Thomas if there was anything we made a specialty of, it was eating grapes, and in a few moments we had devoured a large quantity of the wholesome fruit.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

L. H. Braden, the popular proprietor of the mammoth livery stables, still conttinues his Aad@ in THE REPUBLICAN, although we received word to the contrary. Mr. Braden thoroughly understands the livery business and is building up an immense patronage. He has well fed horses, good carriages, and all of the latest equipments necessary to a livery barn.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

N. T. Snyder has entered into partnership with Sam Gould to open a large stationery house in the new post office building. Mr. Snyder starts for New York Monday to buy the stock. He will bring home his brother, who will superintend Mr. Snyder=s interest in the stationery business. The real estate business will continue as heretofore with N. T. Always ready to accommodate the purchasing public.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

The Republicans of Cowley County set a good example in honoring the ability and grit of young Republicans. Ed. Greer, of the Winfield Courier, who has been nominated for representative, is a native Kansan, born in Doniphan County, the son of Samuel W. Greer, once superintendent of public instructions for the territory of Kansas. We trust the Republicans of Cowley will give the young man a Abig boost@ at the outset of his political career. Champion.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Mr. Pappan, an Indian from Pawnee Agency, called THE REPUBLICAN up from the Diamond Front Wednesday. It was Mr. Pappan=s first experience with the telephone, and he was very much astonished as well as pleased. He talked in his native language over the wire, and it sounded very much to us as if he was saying Ago home@ through his nose. Mr. Pappan came down to see us afterwards and we found him to be a gentleman. He was dressed the same as a white man and spoke very good English.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Last Wednesday evening an organization of Improved Order of Red Men was effected in Arkansas City. There were over 20 charter mem-bers. The following persons were elected for the ensuing term: Prophet, S. C. Lindsay; Sachem, M. N. Sinnott; Senior Sagamore, W. C. Guyer; Junior Sagamore, C. F. Kneedler; Chief of Records, Frank J. Hess; Keeper of Waumpum, Theo. Fairclo. The following are the gentle-men from Girard, who assisted in the ceremonies: A. P. Riddle, H. T. Adair, Jno. Randolph, R. H. McKay, Jos. Ennis, and T. C. Mosley.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

A disturbance occurred Saturday night at Mason & Bercaw=s billiard hall. We did not learn the names of the participants, but one of the would be gladiators--if he could be--desired to carve his opponent with a huge knife, and the other--a young David--wanted to pulverize his Goliath with a stone. These disturbances are not unfrequent in that neighborhood.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Prof. Hadley has tendered his resignation as superintendent of the Chilocco schools, to take place Oct. 1. Mr. Hadley resigns on account of ill health. This climate it seems is injurious to his health. He will return to his former home in Iowa. The writer has some slight acquaintance with Prof. Hadley, and we are sorry to see him leave us. It appears to us he is the right man in the right place, and it is ill-fortune that deprives poor ALo@ of so competent a teacher.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Last Monday morning the outgoing stage team to the Indian Agencies, furnished amusement to early risers. After the stage was loaded with passengers and merchandise, Kroenert & Austin cried Aall=s ready@ in one breath; but they forgot to consult the horses on this occasion, for they refused to go. The horses had balked. Amid cries of ADon=t want to go to Pawnee,@ Ait makes my feet sore to ride,@ and other epithets from bystanders, the managers of the stage line, the driver, and several kind hearted citizens labored unceasingly to conquer the stubborn equine. But, alas, it was labor lost. Some suggested unhitching and leading down the street, which was done, and then Frank Austin with his broad shoulders against the rear end of the stage and numerous other hands at the wheels pushed the team up the street as far as the Cowley County Bank, where they took a sudden notion to Ago@ and to go while all hands were pushing. We leave our readers to imagine how the Apushers@ came out.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

D. Brunswick.

The following is the manner in which the Wellington Press speaks of D. Brunswick, the new clothing merchant who is going to open out in the Hasie Block.

AThe Arcade clothing house building is one of the handsomest in the city being built of brick with cut glass front. The show windows at the >Arcade= are under the care of Mr. Abe Rosenfield, and are usually filled with the handsomest display of any in the city. The coming of D. Brunswick to Wellington was a great addition to the clothing trade of the city for up to that time the clothing business was beginning to fall behind other lines and there seemed to be no real life in his line until Brunswick came and gave them a rubbing up and then renewed life and activity commenced to hover around the clothing trade and Wellington once more became the centre of attraction in Southern Kansas for men and boy=s garments.


ABrunswick has just returned from an extended trip through the eastern markets and has made arrangements with the largest manufacturers in the country to ship direct to his Wellington store one of the most wonderful stocks of Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, and furnishing goods that have yet been shown in this part of the State.

AD. Brunswick is one of the businessmen of whom the Press and every citizen of Wellington is justly proud. Coming to Wellington from Bowling Green, Kentucky, he at once made himself popular with everyone as a pleasant and agreeable gentleman, and when he decided to locate here permanently, he soon commenced investing in city and county property and his profits have of course been large on account of the increase of prices. At the head and front of every public enterprise, D. Brunswick may be found ready and willing to do what he can to hold up Wellington and Sumner County. His several trips east have done this country much good, for wherever he went he talked of his good new western home in happy, laughing, merry, sunny Kansas, the most fruitful portion of the globe. Welcome, thrice welcome we say, to such men as D. Brunswick, and such business houses as the Arcade Clothing House.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

The New Baptist Church.

Rev. F. L. Walker called on the REPUBLICAN Wednesday and exhibited the plans of the new Baptist Church. The foundation is already complete. The building committee, composed of N. T. Snyder, John Landes, V. M. Ayres, and Rev. F. L. Walker, have sent to Chicago for the materials, which will be here shortly. Several bids have been received on the building, but all have proven unsatisfactory. A foreman will probably be employed and the work on the church will go ahead as soon as the lumber arrives. The drawings shown exhibit a handsome Gothic structure. The building will be divided into two main rooms, the audience room and lecture room. The audience room will be 30 x 50 feet. The lecture room will be located west of the audience room with folding doors separating the two. The size of the lecture room is 16 x 30 feet. On the east of the audience room will be the pulpit and dressing room. The edifice is to be handsomely finished inside and out. A tower will extend upward 65 feet. The basement has been so arranged that the church will be heated with a steam apparatus. The estimated cost of the church is $3,000 without seats. Wm. Gall is the designer of this elegant church, and it will always be a standing monument of his ability as an architect.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

New Advertisements.

Mrs. May Huyck has moved to her new room on North Summit street and changes her advertisement telling her lady friends of the fact. Mrs. Huyck has a large stock of ladies= and children=s dresses constantly on hand and other wearing apparel of ladies. Give her a call at her new quarters.

G. W. Miller, that good-natured hardware man, inserts an Aad@ in the REPUBLICAN this week. Mr. Miller wants the people to know where to get bargains in hardware, tinware, and stoves; therefore, he advertises them. Read and profit thereby.

Frank J. Hess is the next on our list of advertisers. He places before the public a two-column advertisement in this week=s issue. Mr. Hess is a live, wide-awake real estate man, and is doing an immense business. He is thoroughly acquainted with every farm in southern Cowley, and his knowledge of city property is superior to any man. Read his partial list in bargains.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Prospects for a Mammoth Hotel.

There is talk of converting the second and third stories of the Hasie block into a hotel. This is a move in the right direction and if the idea is carried into execution Arkansas City will have one of the grandest hotels in Kansas. N. T. Snyder has been corresponding with T. L. Williams, formerly of Winfield and lately of the Occidental, of Wichita, on the subject. Maj. Hasie has consented to allow the building to be used for this purpose, and no doubt someone will be found ready to occupy the building as soon as it is completed.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

The Chilocco School.

Last Monday was the opening day. About 50 Indian pupils were in attendance the first day. Prof. Hadley thinks there will be about 175 children attend the school this year. Mr. J. W. Taylor, Miss Emma DeKnight, and Miss Carrie Peirson will form the corps of teachers this year. Mr. Hadley=s successor has not yet been appointed. During vacation the Indian pupils have been running two mowers, putting up 800 tons of hay for their herd of cattle, which numbers 400 head. This herd is in good condition and are watched over by Chepa Ross and Chester Sadpeah, two Indian boys. Besides putting up the hay and performing other duties belonging to the school, they have fenced 13-2 sections of land. They still have four sections to fence. Prof. Hadley has been a success as Superintendent of the Chilocco schools.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Police Court.


Thos. H. Fitzpatrick was fined $5 for being loud, boisterous, and disorderly on the street.

George Rice fined $5 for the same offense.

Jim Morrison and Billy Scharites for the same offense, on a refusal to pay a fine of $5, were committed to the calaboose, but afterward paid up and were released.

Wm. Krebs for assaulting a boy, was fined $2.50.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Wednesday word was received here that the soldiers were playing sad havoc with the Oklahoma cattlemen. On Capt. Nipp=s ranch, they destroyed his wire fence entirely, consuming two days in the operations. Dr. Love was arrested by the militia and taken to Rock Falls, there they gave him his freedom.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

Heywood=s New York Mastodons.

This great troupe, 30 performers, will appear Saturday, Sept. 13th. They travel in a special car of their own. Our exchanges speak of them in the most flattering terms, and pronounce their entertainment first-class in its line. There are no long interludes, but a constant chain of interesting, delightful, and side-splitting performances. Let all attend.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

To Whom It May Concern.

I have not sold out my business, neither do I intend to sell out, but intend to make lower prices on goods next year than my competitors will agree to.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 6, 1884.

More About Payne.

J. A. Smith, counsel for Payne and the Oklahoma invaders, Thursday filed a document addressed to Attorney General Brewster at the department of justice, calling attention to the act of congress approved January 6th, 1883, which it is claimed has been overlooked or defied in proceeding against Payne and his associates. This act provides for holding terms of the United States court at Wichita, Kansas, and it is contended by counsel for Payne that the judicial authority of that court extends over the territory which Payne invaded. The document claims that Payne should have been arraigned at Wichita. It also sets forth that Payne and his followers are anxious for a speedy trial, but that they are held as prisoners and deprived of the privilege of habeas corpus in the interest of a rich cattle corporation, whose interest they threatened by attempting to settle the territory. The attorney general is urged to direct his subordinates to see that these men have all the legal rights to which they are entitled. A letter received here from Payne says himself and associates are kept in the Cherokee country across the river from Fort Smith to prevent the possibility of habeas corpus. He says they could have reached Fort Smith by rail in one day, but that would have taken them through the judicial territory, wherein they could have appealed for writs of habeas corpus, and it was the determination of the authorities to deny them any such privilege.





Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

An Opposition Candidate.

In this week=s issue Frank P. Schiffbauer announces himself as an independent candidate for representative of the 67th legislative district. Mr. Schiffbauer is a re-submissionist. He thinks prohibition will be the main issue in this campaign and informs us on which side of the fence he is located. The Democrats have not yet entered their man into the arena, but several candidates are spoken of by the leaders, and they may yet bring out a man before the ides of November roll around. At present they are engaged in examining the prospects of their available timber with Butler and asperity.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Our Representative.

Last Saturday afternoon, as we announced, the nomination for representative occurred in Highland Hall. Each township in the 67th district had her entire representation there. Four candidates were placed before the convention, as follows: J. B. Tucker, of Creswell; Dr. Z. Carlisle, of Bolton; L. P. King, of Beaver; and S. T. Castor, of Silverdale Township. The delegates of each candidate came to the convention prepared to stand by their man to the last. A good-natured determination was displayed all through the convention. Although the workings was long and tedious, the utmost good feeling prevailed; 89 ballots were taken before a choice could be made, and resulting in the nomination of L. P. King, of Beaver Township. On the 68th ballot, Creswell=s choice arose and withdrew his name from before the convention in a neat speech. Mr. Tucker=s action created a number of warm friends for him, and undoubtedly they will remember him in the future. When he made his withdrawal, Mr. Tucker still had his entire representation. They stayed with him until he refused to accept, and even then he headed the list of the candidates with the largest number of votes. Mr. Tucker saw that a deadlock had been formed and unless something was done, the delegates might yet be sitting there ballotting and Dr. Marsh informed them Ano election had occurred.@

Bolton Township never wavered from Dr. Carlisle, nor Silverdale from S. T. Castor; until the nomination was made, when Mr. Csstor withdrew.

All the candidates were good men. The writer having but a slight acquaintance with the four gentlemen, we could hardly say which would have been our choice.

Mr. King, the nominee, is a young man of considerable ability. He has been a resident of Kansas for over 30 years, and in Beaver Township about half of that period. By occupation, he is a farmer, although having employed a great deal of his time in teaching. A sterling Republican all of his life. From a mere boy up to the maturer years of manhood his name has been enlisted in the cause of Republicanism, and as such a disciple he is entitled to the suffrage of every Republican voter in the 67th district. On the temperance question, he is perfectly sound. Not fanatical, but with clear and concise judgment, he advocates the great cause of temperance. His ambitions are not selfish. He desires to serve the poor in this capacity and will do so honestly and faithfully if elected. His record in public life he has yet to make, but his title to an honest man is clearly depicted on his countenance. As such a man the REPUBLICAN accepts him as its candidate, and will gladly tender Mr. King our hearty support, which we would have given for Creswell=s fair son, if he had received the nomination, or to either of the other candidates.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.



There were purchased at the Arkansas City Roller Mills, from the 22nd to the 29th of August 5,498 bushels of wheat at an average of 60 cents per bushel. LANDES, BEALL & CO., Per J. W. Oldham, bookkeeper.

Fresh oysters at our restaurants.

Corn scarce at 38 cents per bushel.

Sells Bros. Circus will be in Winfield Sept. 20.

Dr. Alexander has moved into his new house.

The City Millinery has moved into its new quarters.

The Mite Society held forth at Dr. Wright=s last Friday evening.

Mowry & Sollitt have placed on their counters two elegant show-cases.

Seven couples from here visited the Winfield Skating rink Thursday evening.

Last Saturday morning the Diamond Front=s old awning was replaced by a new one.

T. H. McLaughin is having a new corner put in the building occupied by Herman Godehard.

C. C. Sollitt=s house is enclosed. AKit@ has the cage almost completed; watch for the Abird.@

Andrews & Swayne will open up their mammoth harness shop about the middle of this month.

The Woolen Mill committee is in readiness and is waiting for the arrival of Messrs. Sanborn and Jordan.

The ladies aid society of the M. E. Church held their social gathering at L. S. Baugh=s yesterday afternoon.

Steadman Bros., are running a wagon in connection with their laundry to gather and distribute the clothing.

Rev. F. L. Walker, our Baptist minister, will preach at Gilstrap=s schoolhouse tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m.

Snyder & Gould will be the name of the new stationery firm which will hold forth in the new post office building as soon as completed.

Prof. Hadley informed the writer this week that the water works put in by Geo. Cunningham at the Chilocco school are a grand success.

Archie Dunn desires us to say he gets his ice from Wichita instead of Winfield as stated in last week=s issue. We gladly make amends and promise never to do so again.

General Master Workman Donnelly, of Cherokee, was in the city last week for the purpose of establishing a lodge of Redmen, but from some cause the organization was not effected.



Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Prof. Farringer and family leave this week for the east. They have many friends who will no doubt regret their departure. Especially is the departure of Ed. Faringer to be regretted. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

J. P. Musselman has rented his residence to Mr. Metz, of Chillicothe, Ohio, who recently moved here. Mr. Musselman will return to his farm for a time. Mr. Metz is a millwright and a man of some means.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

H. D. Walker has been secured by the people of the 96th school district as instructor of their children this winter. We understand Mr. Walker is a first-class teacher.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

A. D. Brunswick says to the REPUBLICAN, Asave room for our fall advertising.@ All right, Mr. Brunswick, as much space as you may desire is at your command.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

J. Frank Smith is closing out his grocery stock quite rapidly. He is selling goods very cheaply. Mr. Smith talks of going to Great Bend as soon as he completes his business here.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Meats have taken a raise. Bacon in Kansas City costs 12 cents. Farmers here are disposing of their porkers at 5.50. This is a splendid argument in favor of a large packing house in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

MARRIAGE LICENSES. Marriage licenses for the week ending September 3rd: Cornelius Barnes to Alice M. Schooling; Chas. Connelly to Eleanor Kentner; Charles Garber to Mary E. Clarke; William E. Gilbert to Lydia Horner.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Twenty-seven four-horse Indian teams were loaded at the depot the first of the week with AUncle Sam=s@ annual donation to the noble red men. Twenty-two wagon loads went to the Cheyenne tribe and five to the Arapahoes.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Mr. Mountjoy, of Salt City, called on THE REPUBLICAN a few days ago. He reports his corn good, and gives as the reason deep plowing, and early and deep cultivation.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

J. O. Caldwell has purchased the merchandise stock of A. T. Ball, of Geuda Springs. Mr. Caldwell is moving his stock there from Arkansas City. We are sorry to lose Mr. Caldwell, and hope he may yet repent and return to us.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Business is opening up lively this month, and especially so with Snyder & Hutchison. Will McConn, that indefatigable writer, wrote up $33,000 worth of insurance, $18,000 accident, and $15,000 fire in the first four days of the month.

Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

DIED. On Sunday afternoon, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Barron, aged seven months and four days. Funeral services were held at M. E. Church on Monday at 3 o=clock. The affliction is more sad as it was an only child.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Last week the REPUBLICAN scribe put the wrong man in the wrong place. We placed T. R. Houghton in the Green Front. It should have been O. P. Houghton. We hope our friends will excuse all mistakes of this kind, as it is caused by our unfamiliarity with names.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

A. P. Riddle, of Girard, Kansas, and Judge Elstun, of Emporia, were in town Wednesday for the purpose of organizing a lodge of Redmen; G. M. W. Donnelly, of the A. O. U. W.=s, assisted them.

Mr. Riddle is the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. Judging from Mr. Riddle=s conversation, we would say he is a man of ability.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Harry, the little three year old son of Dr. H. D. Kellogg, while playing with Rev. S. B. Fleming=s little boy, was accidentally struck on the head by the latter with an ax last Saturday. Fortunately, the ax was very dull and thus a dangerous wound was prevented. A small gash was cut in the forehead, but we are able to say Master Harry is now playful as he was formerly.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

DIED. Parties coming down on the passenger train Wednesday inform us that a man by the name of George Williams was killed at Mulvane. He attempted to jump on a freight train going north when he was thrown under the wheels. His legs were severed from his body, and he was injured otherwise. We learn from the Eagle that his home was in Wichita, where he was taken that afternoon.





Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

The timbers for the bridge across the Walnut at Harmon=s Ford have begun to arrive. The timbers are being shipped from Arkansas, and the iron from Canton, Ohio. Mr. Sawyer, the contractor, will be here to commence work as soon as the materials are on the ground, and writes he will have the bridge completed, according to the specifications, by October 3, 1884. This is good news.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Last week, on account of our unfamiliarity with names, we stated T. J. Gilbert was down from Winfield, when it should have been S. J. Thanks to our friends across the way for discovering the error for us. But people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. For instance, when a paper is dated on one page Sept. 3 and on the other Aug. 27. We are afraid another error on our part of a like nature would cause our able cotemporary to double up in paroxysms of pain; therefore, we will be more careful in the future.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.


James Foss is quite sick.

Mrs. G. W. Miller is very sick.

Jas. Ridenour had an attack of malaria Friday.

S. Matlack, who has been east, returned Monday.

Cyrus Wilson returned from a Colorado visit last week.

J. J. Clark is filling Archie Dunn=s place while he is away.

A. J. Pyburn went to Wellington Thursday on legal business.

Lute Coombs left for Kansas City Monday, to look after business.

Chas. Howard visited some of the western counties the first of the week.

Next Monday Frank Austin and wife will go to Leavenworth on a visit.

R. L. Wright left us some fine samples of peaches last Saturday.

Wm. Hill, of Carthage, Missouri, is visiting his brother-in-law, H. H. Perry, of the Leland.

J. J. Breene went to Wichita Thursday, to attend U. S. Court on a wire-cutting case.

Miss Mary Theaker left Monday for New Concord, Ohio, where she will attend college.

J. L. Dent of Wenona, Illinois, is visiting relatives and friends in Arkansas City this week.

Mrs. J. L. Huey occupied the parlors of the new addtion to the residence last Monday night.

Mr. Calhoun, a cattle man who has been in Texas after cattle, has returned to Arkansas City.

Mrs. May Huyck has been suffering from an attack of malaria this week. She is now improving slowly.

Dr. F. J. Hess and wife, of Great Bend, are here this week, visiting at the residence of Dr. Z. Carlisle.

Little Miss Rennie Grubbs came out victorious last Saturday evening in the potato skating contest at the rink.

Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Mr. L. H. Northy went to Winfield yesterday, on railroad business, we presume, but we are not too positive.

E. Gilkey, the genial post master of Maple City, propelled his August form over the streets of the Gates City Monday.

Thos. Tyner and wife, who have been visiting at Bloomington, Illinois, returned home the latter part of last week.

Jas. Benedict and wife arrived home Monday from Kansas City. Mrs. Benedict is somewhat improved in health.

Miss Mamie Steinman is saying AHello@ for us at the telephone exchange. She is prompt in the discharge of her duty.

Archie Dunn, and his son, Jimmie, went to Lawrence Tuesday. Mr. Dunn will probably visit Kansas City before returning.

Ed. Kingsbury and Lute Coombs have each purchased an elegant bicycle suit. They made their first appearance last Saturday evening.

Amos Walton, and his sister, Mrs. Wm. Benedict, left Monday afternoon for Lawrence, where they will visit their father and attend the fair.

A. S. Allen and family, of Great Bend, are here on a visit to his brother-in-law, J. Frank Smith. Mr. Allen reports quite a boom in that Aneck o= woods.@

Supt. Hadley drove up from the Chilocco school Sunday. Prof. Hadley has been indisposed for some time past, but he informs us he is much improved now.

John Ishom exhibited the largest peach we have seen in Kansas in Kellogg, Matlack & Howard=s real estate office last week. It was ten inches in circumference.


Mrs. G. W. Cunningham returned home Monday from Kansas City, in answer to a telegram announcing the death of Mr. Barron=s child, she being a sister of Mr. Barron.

Mrs. Garris, of McLean County, Illinois, is visiting her son, Jos. Garris. Mrs. Garris accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Tyner here from Bloomington, Illinois. She was 76 years of age last Sabbath.

James, John, and Richard Braden, A. C. Russell, L. Powell, and E. Butler have returned to their Hoosier homes at Milton. Mr. Russell and Mr. Butler contemplate returning to the Gates City.

J. M. Davis and L. P. King, of Beaver Township, came in to make the acquaintance of the new editors of the REPUBLICAN, last Saturday. We placed their names on our roll of honor.

Miss Plonia Beck, who has been visiting at the residence of Johnnie Kroenert for some months past, returned to Kansas City Wednesday afternoon. During Miss Beck=s stay in our city, she formed many acquaintances who will regret to learn of her departure.

Capt. Nipp and Henry Asp were in the city yesterday.

B. W. Matlack and Lou Zenor passed through the Gate City yesterday enroute for the Territory. They will return the first of next week.




Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

E. F. Shindel left for Newton yesterday to meet his family. Mr. Shindel has purchased property here and built an addition to same. He and his family will probably arrive today.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Oscar Rice, of Fort Scott, is the new drug clerk holding forth at Mowry & Sollitt=s. Mr. Rice is a pleasant gentleman with whom it is a pleasure to deal. The pair--Mr. Rice and Mr. Crawford--are irresistible.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Miss Eva Berkey, who has been in the telephone office here for several weeks, has returned home to Winfield. She was tired of the bustling, busy whirl of city life, and was glad to again seek the rural districts.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

I. H. Bonsall, Archie Dunn, Chas. Holloway, John Shelden, Dr. Sparks, Pat Franey, Robt. Hubbard, and Gardner Mott, in company with Grand Master Workman, Donnelly, visited the A. O. U. W. Lodge at Geuda Springs Saturday night.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

J. P. Musselman, in company with R. N. Shaw, an Ohio man, called on THE REPUBLICAN last week, but we are sorry to say we were not Aat home.@ Mr. Shaw was here looking up a location for a carriage factory. He is at Wichita now, but will probably return to the Gates City.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

M. N. Sinnott was down from Winfield again last Wednesday evening to attend the organization of the Lodge of Redman. Mr. Sinnott informs us great preparations are being made at our capital for the county fair. Speed horses have commenced to arrive already to go in training.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

L. Holcomb, of Pleasant Valley Township, wants THE REPUBLICAN mailed to him at Constant. Mr. Holcomb is an avowed Prohibition Republican. He informs us that about a half crop of corn is all that will be raised in the west portion of Pleasant Valley and a booming big crop in the east half.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

R. P. McIntyre, of Carrington, Dakota, is here visiting his brother, J. A. McIntyre, mine host of the Windsor. Mr. McIntyre has entered land in that northern climate and is doing well, raising large and productive crops. Settlers in his vicinity are making money. Mr. McIntyre will remain here some time.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

E. F. Burnett, special traveling agent of the A. T. & S. F. Railroad, was in our city Wednesday. He gave THE REPUBLICAN a business call and complimented its proprietor on the neat appearance of last week=s issue. He was here in the interest of the Santa Fe and the state fair, which promises to be a grand success this year.

Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

A picnic party composed of Misses Ella Love, Mary Love, Maggie Sample, Albertine Maxwell, and Miss Steel accompanied by Drs. Mitchel Westfall and Love, B. Dixon, and Frank Hutchison went to the Nation one day last week. We suppose the attendance of the numerous medical advisers was due to so much malaria existing in the Territory.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

S. T. Castor, of Liberty Township, although rather an aged man, came down into the REPUBLICAN office last Saturday and jumped into our wagon, deisring to ride with us the remainder of 1884. Mr. Castor=s name was brought prominently before the district convention last Saturday for representative, but fate willed it that he should not be the favorite one this time.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Maj. J. M. Haworth, of Olathe, who came here to visit the different Indian Agencies under his control, returned home Monday. Maj. Haworth spent most of his time at the Chilocco school last week. He started for the Sac and Fox Agency the first of last week, but, on the way, he was taken ill, and returned. He will remain at home until the malaria has entirely disappeared from his system.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Some three weeks ago W. H. McLaughlin went on an inspection tour out in Commanche County. He returned last Friday. He reports settlers coming in to that county thick and fast. He took a claim near Nescutunga and returned for his family. He will start for that place sometime this week. Mr. McLaughlin says the county seat strife is still going on between Clearwater and the place mentioned above; but it is quite likely that Clearwater will bear off the prize. Mr. McLaughlin=s post office address will be Nescutunga, and the REPUBLICAN will go there to cheer him up in his loneliest hours by pleasant reminders of his friends in southern Cowley.


Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

The Cherokee Nation.

The New Orleans Times-Democrat Indian Territory dispatch says: AThe feeling among the Cherokees regarding the present state of their national affairs is assuming considerable proportions. Fears are expressed that in the near future they will lose their identity as a nation. Prominent Cherokees strongly urged holding a mass convention in September. They say the meeting will consider and advise means to extricate the Cherokee Nation from the embarrassment it is under. The wire fence question and monopoly of lands will also be considered. Citizenship and intrusion laws regarded as inadequate will receive attention. The provisions of the two railroad bills which passed the last Congress are regarded as having usurped and trampled upon their rights. This report of the delegation returned from Washington casts a gloomy outlook over the future of the Territory unless immediate action is taken by the Cherokee Indians.

Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Proceedings of the 67th Representative District Convention.

Pursuant to call the delegates of the 67th representative district convention met in Highland Hall, Saturday afternoon, at 2 p.m. The convention was called to order by Dr. H. W. Marsh, who was chosen temporary chairman; L. J. Darnell and D. P. Marshall were selected as secretaries.

On motion the following committees were appointed.

On permanent organization and order of business: Henry Harbaugh, F. M. Vaughn, Jos. Reed.

On Credentials: J. D. Guthrie, J. N. Fleeharty, and M. Crocker.

On Resolutions: J. K. Sumpter, R. L. Balyeat, E. G. Gray, J. A. Cochran, A. H. Broadwell, H. N. Chancy, T. S. Parvin, and Robt. Waumsley.



Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

The following guests partook of H. H. Perry=s hospitality last Monday.

Frank Armore, Chicago.

John J. Clark, Arkansas City.

C. M. Shelden, Burlingame, Kansas.

Geo. A. Knox, Topeka.

Hugh Thomas, New York.

Pink Fouts and two boys, Willow Springs, Indian Territory.

Jno. Aspiiht, Chicago.

J. C. Gillespie, Pawnee.

Wm. Carnes, Ft. Scott.

____ Neill, St. Joe.

Ira M. Hike, Kansas City.

J. McKnight, Chicago.

Geo. M. Ford, Anywhere.

W. E. Ralch, New York.

Geo. H. Coneleys, Independence, Mo.

D. F. Shaon, Anywhere.

Geo. H. Pruett, Ottawa, Ill.

David Brewer, Lacygne, Ks.

L. H. Westgate, St. Joe.

L. H. Wesmeyer and wife, Osage Agency.

H. C. Mountjoy, Sumner Co.

Peter C. Bighart, Osage Agency.

N. J. Gordon, Ottawa.

Fred Barron, Winfield.

W. J. Hamilton, Bolton.

Miss Maggie, City.

Miss Stofer, Chicago.

Henry Colester, Halstead, R. R.

O. B. Actam and wife, Salt City, Ks.

Jno. St. Sechrutha, Lathroyse, Mo.

H. Eldrege and wife, Carnes, Mo.

G. W. Conway, Carthage, Mo.

J. T. Phelps, Sumner Co.

W. J. FitzGerald, Chester, Iowa.

L. Millspaugh, St. Joe.

Miss Canbs, Winfield.

J. S. Wilson, Arkansas City.

J. C. Crawford, ______

L. H. Stiles, Kansas City.

Black Bird, Osage Agency.

Wah She Pe Ohe, Osage Agency.

O. C. Hat Wala, Osage Agency.

Wah Wah Hah Kea, Osage Agency.

Wah Ke Wah She, Osage Agency.

Little Soldier, Osage Agency.

Wah Shah Ne Wat Shan Ton, Osage Agency.



Could make out that they had an article on F. M. Vaughn entitled AA Jayhawker.@ Mr. Vaughn came to Kansas in the fall of 1870 and entered his present homestead. In those fourteen years Mr. Vaughn has accumulated a comfortable home, well improved farm, seed bearing peach trees, 80 acres of good corn, half section of grazing land in Chautauqua County, stocked with 80 head of cattle, 150 head of hogs, and 9 head of horses. This all is the profit of fourteen years of labor. His farm is worth $6,000. When he came to Cowley County, he had just 35 cents in his pocket. Mr. Vaughn also has a very neat bank account. The great grasshopper year was a serious drawback to Mr. Vaughn, and he almost despaired of augmenting his earthly riches,, but he pulled through all the better from the rough year.





Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.


Recollections of General Harney, the Indian Fighter.

Every school boy has heard of W. S. Harney, the great Indian fighter. The old hero still lives, at the age of eighty-four, and, with the exception of a somewhat impaired vision, and a slightly defective memory, enjoys excellent health. He is now on a little pleasure tour from his home in St. Louis, and, with his adopted daughter, Mrs. St. Cyr, is quartered at the Ebbitt House. During his journey, he has been the recipient of many flattering attentions from hosts of friends and admirers.

A reporter of the Post has a long and pleasant chat with the General, who when he rose, towered considerabley above his visitor, his height being six feet and three inches, and his figure still erect and soldierly. He injured his leg a few weeks ago and is a little lame, but treats the matter lightly. He spoke with modesty about his exploits, and several times allowed Mrs. St. Cyr to relate incidents of his long and adventurous career.

AI was in command in Missouri when the rebellion broke out, said the General during the conversation, Aand had I not been relieved by President Lincoln in May 1861, I am sure there would have been no bloodshed in that State. But I never blamed Mr. Lincoln, for he and I were old friends. So much political pressure was brought to bear upon him by Frank P. Blair and others that I suppose he had to relieve me; and yet,@ continued the General smiling, AMr. Lincoln never saw me without reminding me that I once saved his life.@

AHow was that, General?}

AWell,@ said the General laughing, AMr. Lincoln was captain of a company of volunteers, and I was captain of a company of regulars during the Blackhawk war. I remember well how Captain Lincoln used to come to our rendezvous, General Taylor=s headquartes, and tell stories that amused us immensely. He used to lie on the grass and very frequently would say, AThat reminds me,@ and begin a funny story. One day Lincoln said to me, AI say, Harney, let=s pick out four or five good shots from our commands and go gunning for Indians on our own hook.@ AAll right, Lincoln,@ said I, Abut do you know anything about Indian fighting?@


________ good shot.@

AThat will do to start on,@ said I, Abut let me tell you one thing, never look for a redskin in front of you; look out for your flanks.@

AWell, we started out and soon came on signs of redskins. All of a sudden, while I was watching the flanks, I saw an Indian drawing a bead on Lincoln. As quick as I could possibly do so, I leveled my rifle and fired. I didn=t hit him, at least he didn=t fall, and he ran away. Ever after that Captain Lincoln insisted that I had saved his life.@

AHow many wars have you served in, General?@

ADon=t know,@ laughed the General, AI don=t care to talk about my own services.@

ALet me see,@ said Mrs. St. Cyr, Athe General was in the Seminole war in Florida, in the war with the Sioux, in which he fought a bloody battle at Ash Hollow, on the blue water; in the Mexican war, and in the late civil war. The General, you know, was the hero of the Seminole war, and hung thirteen of the hostile chiefs, which ended it. Billy Bowlegs used to say, >if Harney catch me, me hang; if me catch him, he die.=@

AIt was the General who captured the hill at Cerro Gordo, but he never boasts of his own achievements,@ said Mrs. St. Cyr.

Subsequently General Harney spoke kindly of the Indians, and told how he came near hanging an Indian agent for swindling them.

AThey all know me,@ said he, adding with laudable pride, Aand if today there was an outbreak among the Sioux, I could go to them alone and stop it, for they would listen to me. There is no trouble getting along with the Indians if they are treated kindly. It=s a shame that they should be swindled as they frequently are.@


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.


Store rooms are in demand.

Residence building is still quite lively.

Howard Bros. have repaired their scales.

Fruits of all kinds are becoming cheaper.

Business is opening up with renewed activity.

Heywood=s minstrels this evening at Highland Hall.

The new post office is rapidly nearing completion.

C. R.Sipes has sold 60 gross of fruit cans so far this season.

Fifty cents pays for the REPUBLICAN from now >till Jan. 1, >85.

Farmers are done plowing for wheat and have commenced to sow.

Large shipments of fruit are being made daily by our merchants.

More than thirty persons have gone to Topeka to attend the state fair.

Kimmel & Moore were selling good, solid peaches this week at 70 cents per bushel.

Over $6,000 will be the cost of the glass used in the Hasie and Commercial block.

Harmon=s Ford is barely fordable at present, the water comes in the wagon bed in crossing.

The demand for business rooms is wonderful, and the demand of the owners for rent is likewise.

The work on the Leland Hotel addition has commenced. The first floor will be used for a dining room.

A slight war on Grose Creek occurred last Tuesday. Jno. W. Irons and Jas. Estus were the combatants.

Capt. Nipp and Dr. Love=s stock ranches are the only ones the soldiers have molested so far, we understand.

H. W. Stewart brought in a cling stone peach that measured 11 inches in circumference. Who can beat it?

We are told that every freight train coming into Arkansas City brings the family effects of from two to five families.

There is being received at this station a larger tonnage of freight than ever before and the fall rush not yet commenced.

No gambling institutions will be allowed on our fair grounds at Winfield, and intoxicating drinks are positively prohibited.

Ed. Kingsbury informs us that on Tuesday ten Indian teams were loaded for Ponca Agency and three for Otoe with annuity goods.

Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

The addition to Ayer=s mill is completed and the machinery is now being put in. All of the machinery arrived the first of the week.

An Indian lad amused our Kentucky visitors on their arrival last Thursday afternoon by shooting pennies from a stick with his bow and arrow.

Haywood=s Mastdodon=s tonight at Highland Hall.

Quite a number were in attendance to hear Elder W. Gans preach at the schoolhouse last Sunday.

A number of parties were in town this ween and would have gone into business if suitable store rooms could have been found.

The police judge of Geuda Springs was arrested last Wednesday for disturbance of the peace. Costs and fine amounted to $16.

Peaches are becoming too plentiful. A man brought in a wagon load Saturday of the cling stone variety and failed to dispose of them at any price.

F. M. Vaughn has 300 bushels of peaching going to rot in his peach orchard three miles east of town. Parties can have all they desire by going after them.

BIRTH. A very young lady arrived at the residence of Chas. Hutchins Monday afternoon, and will remain indefinitely with the family. Mother and babe progressing finely.

Thanks to the Caldwell Driving Park and Agricultural Association for courtesies extended. Their first annual exhibition will occur October 6, 7, and 8, 1884, at Caldwell.

A boy by the name of Dunham purloined something over $3 in money from his mother=s residence last Thursday. Bill Gray captured him and recovered the money.

The millwrights to place the machinery in Ayres= new addition to his flouring mill are here. They represent the Great Western Manufacturing Company at Leavenworth. [STILL THINK IT IS AYERS, NOT AYRES.]

Austin George, the Independent candidate for representative of the 66th district, has challenged Ed. Greer, the Republican nominee, to a joint discussion of the issues of the day during the campaign.

New phones have been placed in at A. V. Alexander & Co.=s, Frank Beall=s residence, John Landes= residence, E. D. Eddy=s residence, and Dr. Grimes= office this week by H. T. Chipchase and A. T. Kirkpatrick. There are about forty instruments now in use in Arkansas City.

Word was received by Ed. Kingsbury Tuesday that 35 Indian teams started from Anadarko, Indian Territory, for Arkansas City to get supplies. The Indians are of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita tribes, and will arrive here either today or Monday.

J. W. Punshon is going to make new arrangements in his furniture palace soon by which his many customers wil be greatly benefited. Look out for a big Aad@ in the REPUBLICAN when this new departure occurs. Mr. Punshon is building up a splendid trade.

TAKEN UP. By R. L. Wright at his farm, five miles northeast of Arkansas City, a brown horse, with saddle and collar marks, about 15 hands high. Taken up about one week ago. Owner can have the same by paying all charges on the horse.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Next Thursday evening at the skating rink a grand select ball will be given. Invitations are to be issued and only those holding them will be admitted. Good music will be furnished, and the disciples of the terpsichorean art will have a chance of enjoying themselves to their hearts content.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Tell. W. Walton, secretary of the Caldwell Driving Park and Agricultural Association, presented the REPUBLICAN with the premium list of the society. It was printed by the Caldwell Journal, and is one of the neatest specimens of typography in the premium list line we have seen this season.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

O. H. Marshall, while painting H. P. Farrar=s resideance last Saturday afternoon, fell from the scaffold on which he was working to the ground, a distance of some twelve feet. Mr. Marshall was considerably bruised but not seriously. He was compelled to recruit up by the accident for several days this week.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Master Hollenback crashed in through an open window of T. J. Sweney=s grocery store Sunday afternoon and relieved the money drawer of about five dollars in cash. Shortly afterward the theft was discovered, and Billy Gray set out to catch the culprit. He caught young Hollenback and searched him and found $4.75 on his persons, the remainder he had made away with. He tried to buy beer at Eddy=s drug store, but was refused. Hollenback is just entering his teens, and unless he absorbs some of the reformation talked about to the Democratic platform, suddenly, he is sure to come to some bad end. He was not prosecuted.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.


Dr. Jamison Vawter is very sick.

Mrs. Frank Speers is sick this week.

Geo. Haysel has an attack of malaria.

Tommy Braggins went to the state fair Thursday.

C. Mead returned home from New York yesterday.

Henry Asp and Sheriff McIntire were in town Thursday.

Joe Kerns, of the firm of Robertson & Kerns, is sick this week.

The mother of Mrs. Pitts Ellis arrived from Colorado last Thursday.

W. B. Kirkpatrick is visiting relatives in the Asucker@ state this week.

Wm. Badley is very low, with consumptin and spinal affliction.

G. H. Heitkam=s family arrived in Arkansas City Thursday.

Mrs. John Love and daughter, Gracie, left for Illinois Thursday, to visit relatives.

Henry Noble, Wm. Morse, and Capt. Nipp were down from Winfield.

Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Will Mowry presented us with one of those Bouquet cigars. They are fine smokers.

Messrs. Horning & Whitney, of Winfield, are putting the tin roof on the Hasie block.

Judge Christian has been numbered among the sick this week. At present he is convalescing.

A. U. Brooks and family, of Greely, are visiting with F. M. Vaughn, of East Creswell Township.

Geo. Wright assisted Mr. Burd in the Central Drug Store during Mr. Shindel=s absence.

E. F. Shindel returned home Monday from Newton, bringing his wife and three children with him.

A. V. Alexander and family moved into the north cottage of the Arkansas City Building Association Monday.

Miss Etta Barnett came home from her Iowa visit yesterday. She visited the cities of Des Moines and Winterset while away.

Orvel Harris and Henry Siebert of Indianapolis, Indiana, arrived here the first of the week. They will assit A. G. Heitkam in his tailoring establishment.

Andrews & Swayne will open up their immense harness shop next week in the north room of Highland Hall.

Joe Finkleberg and G. A. Ferry went up to Winfield Sunday. It seems to us as if Joe was making quite frequent trips to the capital city lately but he says business demands it.


Capt. H. M. Maidt and wife celebrated the 12th [? 17th] anniversary of their marriage last Monday evening. A number of invited guests were at the Captain=s residence and partook of his hospitality.

Clerk Hunt was engaged Wednesday in making out tax deeds on sixty Arkansas City lots to Frank Hess. Frank bought these in 1881 and seems to have struck a bonanza. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Frank Austin says that politics are hot in Leavenworth. Tuesday a big Republican rally occurred and in the evening a torch light procession of over two thousand persons in line took place.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

R. [?P.] A. Lorry, who has been in Indiana for several weeks past, returned home last Saturday. Mr. Lorry reports politics at white heat in Hoosierdom. He paid Washington, D. C., a visit while away.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

A. A. Newman has returned from New York, where he has been buying his fall stock. His many customers may expect a new mammoth stock in addition to his present one, to be displayed on his counters and shelves.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Horace Vaughn, every body remembers Horace, who was a graduate of the High School last year, will be the pedagogue who presides over the school in district 35, Estus schoolhouse, in Silverdale Township.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

A. E. Kirkpatrick and wife left Tuesday afternoon for nothern Kansas, where they will visit relations. They expect to be gone some time. J. B. Guyer and J. M. Magill have charge of Mr. Kirkpatricks business during his absence.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

J. L. Dent has returned to Wenona, Illinois.

Prof. Hadley is suffering from a sprained wrist.

J. Frank Smith retires from the grocery business today.

Stephen & Vinson are painting Maj. Hasie=s fine new residence.

Capt. Ed. Haight was in the city Tuesday with his compass.

Mrs. A. Bishop was down from the city of beautiful streets Wednesday.

Pentecost & Layman have disposed of the Empire Laundry to

J. E. Blair & Co.

B. C. Smith, of Kansas City is in town wanting to rent, or trade for a farm.

Chas. Coombs has come home from Florida and talks alligators and crocodiles.

S. Matlack is acting bookkeeper during the absence of Miss Mollie Christian.

E. N. Wilson, V. M. Ayres= new miller, is suffering from an attack of malaria this week. [Ayers?]

Stephens & Vinson have the contract for painting the woodwork of the new post office building.

Miss Anna Hunt came down from Winfield Saturday evening and visited Mrs. Geo. Wright over Sunday.

Frank Austin and wife went to Leavenworth Monday. Mrs. Austin will remain all winter visiting.

E. J. Crowe, of Kansas City, route agent for Wells, Fargo & Co., paid the Gate City a flying visit on Tuesday.

M. B. Kellogg, Government Inspector, is here inspecting several thousand sacks of flour for the noble redmen.

Miss Fannie S. Cunningham, of Peekskill, New York, is visiting at the residence of her brother, Geo. Cunningham.

F. F. Bennett, F. Moore, and M. Wallers, of the U. S. Army, which is camped on the Chicaski River, in the Territory, were registered at the Leland Thursday.

Last Monday night a party was given at G. W. Morton=s residence, five miles west of town. It was an enjoyable affair, being given in honor of Richard Morton and Glen McGill.

Geo. E. Hasie and niece, Miss Eva Hasie, arrived last Thursday from the east. Mr. Hasie looks as if the atmosphere of the mountains and seashore was conducive of good health.



Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Wm. Wagner, of Tiffin, Ohio, arrived in Arkanss City last Saturday evening. He is a brother of the senior editor of THE REPUBLICAN and expects to teach school this winter.



Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

W. T. Kitchen has resigned his position as clerk at the Leland. C. E. Ward will assist Mr. Perry until the return of his brother-in-law, Wm. Hill, from the territory, who will then be duly installed as clerk of the Leland.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

T. D. Keown, who purchased land last spring in Sumner county, will move there next week. Mr. Keown called on Thursday and subscribed for two coies, one to come to him and the extra for his father in Illinois.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

S. [? CAN=T TELL WHAT INITIAL ?] O. Caldwell was over from Geuda Springs Wednesday and called on the printer. Mr. Caldwell has commenced business at the Springs. He reports a large number of guests there trying the curative powers of the waters.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Dr. Jamison Vawter was so ill that he had to be removed to more comfortable quarters last Wednesday. He is now at the residence of

S. B. Adams, where he is securing proper care. At present writing he is improving some.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Walter G. Lemon and C. A. Royce, both of St. Louis, were in town Monday. These gentlemen desired to open up an exclusive boot and shoe establishment, but failed to find a room. Tuesday morning they left for Wichita, but it is quite probable they will return to the Gates City. They are both young and energetic men and would be a valuable acquisition to Arkansas City=s business circle.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

J. M. Matheny, of Topeka, was in town yesterday and gave us a call. Mr. Matheny is very sanguine off the election of John A. Martin. He claims that Blaine and Logan will carry Kansas by 60,000 majority, and Martin will not be far behind. Mr. Matheny was here in the interest of the Masonic and Ohio Mutual Relief Association, of Cincinnati, Ohio. He appointed Judge I. H. Bonsall as agent here.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

G. W. Miller & Co., manufacturered and sold 5,616 fruit cans since August 1. Mr. Miller makes an improved can.



Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Wanted. A good bottom farm of 160 acres, 100 in cultivation. Will trade Kansas City property or rent same for money.

B. C. WILSON [NOT SURE OF NAME], Arkanss City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.


Our New Advertisements. [DID NOT TYPE UP ADS REFERRED TO.]

On page second will be found the half page Aad@ of A. G. Heitkam, our popular merchant tailor. Mr. Heitkam is just receiving his fall stock and informs the public through the columns of the REPUBLICAN of the fact. Since Mr. Heitkam=s advent in Arkansas City, his success has been wonderful. Coming here several months ago, he has built up a lucrative patronage. The Gates City long needed a live merchant tailor and that want has been supplied by Mr. Heitkam. In the tailoring department there are employed four journeymen, Mr. Heitkam and father. The Gents furnishing department is fitted to overflowing with wearing apparel. We hope many more such live businessmen will grace new business establishments of Arkansas City.

D. Brunswick, the proprietor of the Arcade clothing store, which will hold forth in the north room of the Hasie Block, takes time by the forelock, and inserts a half page advertisement in the REPUBLICAN this week, telling the people of the mammoth stock of clothing, boots and shoes, and gents= furnishing goods which he will open up about October 1. Mr. Brunswick is now in the east--Chicago and New York--making the necessary selection of stock. He will carry about a $25,000 stock. At Wellington the Arcade has now a $40,000 stock.


The Delmonico, of Arkansas City, not New York, places a card in the REPUBLICAN this week. Capt. Van Sickle and Joe McDowell have purchased the restaurant stock of Frank Carder this week, and have thoroughly cleaned, repaired and re-named this institution. Ice cream and oysters on hand in their respective season. Candies of all kinds, nuts, cigars, tobaccos, and everything kept in a restaurant stock will be found here.

Pitts Ellis, our popular coal merchant, in a neat three inch card, tells the people of Arkansas City where to purchase their fall and winter coal. Mr. Ellis is doing a considerable business with the bituminous article.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

At the last regular council meeting, Mayor Schiffbauer, C. G. Thompson, T. Fairclo, A. A. Davis, councilmen, were present. The following bills were allowed and ordered paid.


Clark & Atkinson, printing.

Geo. O. Crain, registration books.

Samuel Clark, repairing pump.

Rail Road Co., freight on street grader.

Corrected petition to G. W. Glick, read, approved, and duly signed and clerk ordered to forward same to the governor for his action and approval.

On motion, grade established on block in front of Commercial building, adopted as the grade for blocks 69, 70, 81, and 82 fronting on Summit street. Said grade refers to Stillweek [?] grade.

Street commisioner was instructed to notify parties on North Summit street to build their sidewalks at once or city would have the same done, at the expense of the lot owners. This only refers to lots 5, 12, 13, and 14 in block 79.

On motion the owner of the lot on North Summit street in block 67 was also ordered to take up the plank sidewalk and replace same with stone.

On motion, water commissioner was ordered to stop the water supply of T. H. & L. McLaughlin whereever used by them from the city water works, owing to their refusal to pay for same.

On motion, mayor appointed A. D. Johnson special police, without charge to the city.

On motion, adjourned to meet Monday, Sept. 15th, 1884.


Attest: JAS. BENEDICT, City Clerk.



Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Already the Indians have begun preparing their winter quarters, and the squaws are now as busy as bees gathering willows, rushes, etc., with which to make wind breaks in their teepees. The willows are tied together and placed on end in a circle around a camp, thus making a substantial wind break. The Indians are never negligent in their work of this kind. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.


202 Excursionists Arrive in the Gates City on Thursday=s Train from Hustonville, Kentucky.

They Fill Our Three Large Hotels Full, and Some are Compelled to Seek Lodging at Private Houses.

A Gala Day for the Real Estate Firm of Kellogg, Matlack & Howard.



Several weeks ago the real estate firm of Kellogg, Matlack & Howard decided to run an excursion train from Hustonville, Kentucky, to Arkansas City. Accordingly about the 12th of last month J. L. Howard took his departure for the point named above, and after three weeks of hard labor succeeded in inducing in the neighborhood of 420 excursionists to come to the sunny land of Kansas. Some dropped off at different points along the road, but will in all probability come on to Arkansas City in a few days. The excursion train started from Hustonville Tuesday noon, and arrived here Thursday noon, a distance of 1,200 miles. No accident occurred along the way by which the pleasure of the excursionsists was marred, and when they arrived in Arkansas City, they were as jovial a body of visitors as we have ever seen. Tired and dusty, the 202 excursionists came marching up from the Santa Fe depot with Mr. Howard heading the van. The procession extended from the corner of the Leland Hotel to C. R. Sipes= residence. The denizens of Arkanas City were so surprised at the large number of the excursionists that they turned out en masse to behold them. The landlords of the respective hotels were awe-stricken, but nevertheless they all wore smiles of satisfaction. The first afternoon and evening were spent in looking over Arkansas City. On Friday a large number visited the much talked of Indian Territory on a hunting expedition, but several who were more anxious to become settled in their new quarters, kept Kellogg, Matlack & Howard busy fitting them out with houses. The price of the excursion ticket ranged from $5 to $9, round trip. The low rate was due to other railway lines competing with the O. & M.


The Kentucky excursionists were handsomely entertained at the Chilocco school yesterday.

B. W. Matlack came down from Winfield Thursday to assist in entertaining the excursionsits.

Col. Dry and family came with the excursion party. Col. Dry, it will be remembered, was here several weeks ago, prospecting and purchasing land.

A number of our bourbon visitors brought their families along with them. The politeness of the unmarried partners of the real estate firm of Kellogg, Matlack & Howard toward the ladies is seemingly wonderful.

Kroenert & Austin showed a delegation of the Kentuckian excursionists through the Diamond Front. They compared prices with those in the corn cracker state and found Kansas prices lower on a great many kinds of groceries. They are all very much pleased with the courtesies extended to them by our citizens and especially our merchants.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Thursday we called on C. R. Sipes. We found Mr. Sipes astride of a box leaning over a grindstone sharpening a butcher=s knife. His workshop is nearly completed, and he is now moving into it. The basement and upper story will be used as storage rooms. His main room is now more tastily arranged than ever. We enjoyed a ride from basement to roof on the new elevator put in the workshop by Park & Lewis. It works like a charm.


Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Frank Schiffbauer, our mayor, received Gov. Glick=s proclamation yesterday announcing Arkansas City as a city of the second class, it having over 2,000 and less than 15,000 population.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 20, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

ABoomers@ in Wichita.

Capt. D. L. Payne, the notorious Oklahoma boomer, arrived in Wichita by the AFrisco@ Friday at 6 p.m. It had been previously announced that Payne would arrive, and it was expected that a delegation of friends would be at the depot to meet him. There was a man at the depot with a United States flag to which a placard was attached. This flag was confiscated by the cattle kings to be used as a saddle blanket.

Payne appeared dressed in a slough hat, brown shirt, and blue pants. He looked dirty and seedy and said he had been sick.


J. G. McCoy was appointed president. There were about five hundred present. The president on coming forward, said that Prof. Arbuckle would open the proceedings with a song. It was a strictly political song, and the meeting in all intents and purposes was as strictly political as the Democratic ratification meeting, and it appears that it is to be a song campaign. At the conclusion of the song, the president called for Governor Glenn to come forward if he were in the hall, but he did not respond. The president then began to make a speech himself. He said that such proceedings as had been carried out in the case of Payne was more in keeping with the despotism of the Czar of Russia than any proceeding of a government. The people assembled at this meeting to protest against such arbitrary proceedings. An outrage had been perpetrated. These men, seven or eight in number, had been marched about five hundred miles at point of the bayonet and then turned loose like dogs. The speaker then said he would tell what he knew about Oklahoma. He would give a lesson in geography. A map of the territory was taken up on the back of the stage and the speaker went on to describe [REST IS A BIG BLUR]. Gather he tried to describe the territory in Oklahoma.

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and belonged solely to the United States government. He had been at Washington and examined the records. These strips were originally intended for the colonization of Indians and negroes. The government did not know what the devil to do with the niggers, and finally did nothing. Then a law was passed forbidding the colonization of any more wild Indians, therefore the land reverted to the government. The government never declared that the land must be kept for the Indians. If ever there was rottenness in Denmark, it was in that Indian Territory. Referring to the cattle men, he said that it was decided that the interior department had the right to deal with them and that Indian Agent Tufts made a great ado about driving them out, and then told them they could stay if they paid him $5,000. Things were so rotten in the territory that the buzzards had to hold their noses while flying over it. He then arraigned the party, as he called it, that controlled the administration of law in the Indian Territory.

Payne was then called for to make a statement. When he came forward he was received with loud cheers. He said he could not speak loud or long as he was more dead than alive. He said that Gen. Hatch was two-thirds drunk on the cattle men=s money. Payne said that he had been driven about from place to place at the point of the bayonet to keep him away from a civil court or to keep a court away from him. It was needless to send an army to take him; that one United States marshal could take the whole lot. He was taken to Ft. Smith and then back to Gibson, and the officer took them to Talequah to show the Indians what he was doing with these terrible boomers. He said that after being marched for several days, one day they were tired and when they came to a creek, the lieutenant in command would not allow them to drink until the horses had drank first. If Payne=s story is all true, he has been badly used. In fact, according to his story, one would think that incarceration in British dungeons or transportation to Siberia did not amount to a row of pins compared to what he endured during those terrible weeks in the hands of those tyrannical Anigger@ troops.

Judge McDonald said it was an honor to address such a meeting. It was a protest by American freemen against the perpetration of such an outrage as had been perpetrated by the officers of the government. He argued the legal status of the strip of land in question and made a long argument to prove that [AGAIN...TWO OR THREE LINES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS COLUMN CANNOT BE READ]


back again, and warned cattlemen, if there were any present, to keep out of his way.

A series of resolutions were read to the effect that the meeting

denounced the action of the government for not bringing Payne before a civil tribunal, for keeping him in custody without a trial, etc.

Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.


In the local columns of the REPUBLICAN last week was the an-nouncement of Gov. Glick=s proclamation declaring Arkansas City to be a city of the second class. Now, in the state of Kansas there is an existing law to the effect that all names of voters of a city of the second class must be registered with the city clerk, before a certain date, or they cannot cast their votes. The law also says that the registration books shall be opened for the registration of names on the first of January of each year and continue open until within five days, we believe, of the election. It seems that the proclamation making this a city of the second class came too late to be put in suc-cessful operation this year. The city attorney has decided that registration books, according to law, will not be needed until January 1, 1885. The voting of the city and township in November will in all probability be the same as heretofore. Arkansas City would have to be divided into wards, and voting precincts established in the township if we should do otherwise. Time until the election occurs is too brief to accomplish this, and secure the registry of the names of our voters. Our next spring election will occur according to the provi-sions of a city of the second class. Arkansas City is really a city of the second class in name, but not in practice.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Payne Indicted.

The U. S. Grand Jury returned an indictment against David L. Payne and associates, the 13th inst., to the United States district court. The indictment is very long, covering the attempted settlements on the Oklahoma as well as in the Cherokee strip, and involves all the questions at issue between the boomers and the government. Wade McDonald will appear for Payne et al, and U. S. Attorney J. R. Hallowell for the government, and the hearing is set for the 11th of November, in Topeka, before Judge Foster at chambers.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.



GOOD SAMPLE ROOMS. BEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE CITY. Special attention given to Commercial and Stock Men. The Leland, since Mr. Perry has taken hold of it, has been thoroughly removated and repainted. Everything ANeat and Tidy.@


Arkansas City, Kansas.

J. M. GODFREY, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. I am always prepared to move buildings on short notice. Satisfaction guaranteed.

WM. GALL, ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT. Office at Alexander=s Lumber Yard, Arkansas City, Kansas.


All kinds of Contracts and Agreements, and Deeds drawn and acknowledged. Taxes paid for non-residents.

BAILEY & MOORE, AUCTIONEERS, County Sales a Specialty. (Auctions on Main street every Saturday.)

ARKANSAS CITY IRON WORKS. 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.

NEW LUMBER YARD. A. V. ALEXANDER & CO.=s new Lumber Yard is now open, will keep on hand all qualities of lumber, Shingles, Lathes, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Lumber, etc., in Arkansas City, Kansas, Corner 3rd and Summit streets, opposite city water tank.

PITTS ELLIS, DEALER IN COAL, WOOD, AND GRAIN. Canon City, Trinidad, Chicago, and Osage Shaft Coals. Corner Central Avenue and Summit Street. [COULD NOT READ LAST TWO LINES.]


Good Sample Rooms For Commercial Travelers. Special attention given to Stock Men and Commercial Travelers.


DR. J. T. GRIMES, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office on corner of Fifth and Central Avenue streets, Arkansas City, Kansas. Parties wishing the services of Dr. Grimes can order by telephone, his office being connected, or by leaving address at Eddy=s Drug Store.

H. F. PARKS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office at his Drug Store. Corner Summit Street and 4th Avenue, Arkansas City, Kansas.



J. W. SPARKS, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office with J. M. Wright, M. D., in Matlack=s Block. Residence first house west of Alexander=s lumber yard. Arkansas City, Kansas.

E. Y. BAKER, PHYSICIAN. Special attention given to chronic diseases. Can be found at the Perry House.


W. D. KREAMER, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. All kinds of Contracts and Agreements and Deeds drawn and acknowledged. OFFICE WITH I. H. BONSALL.



HERMAN ZIETHEN, TONSORIAL ARTIST, Lexum Complexum. Arkansas City, Kansas.


ARKANSAS CITY DAIRY. JOHN W. BROWN, PROPRIETOR. FRESH SWEET MILK AND BUTTER MILK Delivered to all parts of the city morning and evening. I have made arrangements with the farmers living in my neighborhood to furnish the Sour Milk and Butter Milk, and will carry the same with me every morning and evening in connection with my sweet milk. Parties in need of buttermilk, for cooking purposes, can now be accommodated by calling on the undersigned. JOHN W. BROWN.

R. B. BAIRD, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS. 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.

W. W. BROWN, BOOT AND SHOEMAKER. Shop on West Summit Street, next door to T. R. Houghton, Harness Shop. SEWED BOOTS A SPECIALTY. Repairing Department. Mr. Brown has reduced the prices in boot and shoe making as follows.

Sewed Boots, first class: $10.00

Pegged Boots: $8.00

Sewed Shoes: $8.00



Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.


A refreshing rain fell last Monday afternoon.

Mowry & Sollitt have retired their soda fount.

Cowley=s fair commences Tuesday of next week.

Winfield was well represented in the Gates City Sunday.

Lathing in the north room of Commercial block has commenced.

A number of the Kentucky excursionists left last Saturday on the return trip.

The new post office building will be ready for occupancy sometime in October.

Waites Union Square Comedy Company at Highland Hall next Monday evening.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

P. F. Endicott, at his brick yard, has just finished the burning of 100,000 good brick.

The Diamond Front has added a new clerk to their force. Henry Swerdfeger is his name.

Last Tuesday evening a birthday surprise party was given in honor of Miss Sadie Pickering.

Bills were posted all over the city calling a meeting of the Oklahomaites at South Haven today. [Boomer.]

The sidewalk in front of the Hasie and Commercial blocks will be 12 feet wide and of dressed stone.

Kellogg, Matlack & Howard have made several contracts this week for large farms with the Kentuckians.

From Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, round trip tickets to Wichita for $2.10 to attend the Arkansas Valley Agricultural Fair.

Pitts Ellis and Mr. Armstrong raised on the old Fitch place north of town, this season, over 1,500 bushels of sweet potatoes.

J. W. Hutchison & Sons are preparing to have Iowa potatoes shipped in. The carloads are expected here in a few days.

Grand street parade at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, by the Neilson Square band. Listen and you will hear them when they arrive.

Capt. Payne is reported as being sick in Wichita. He was to have been in South Haven Wednesday, but he did not get there. [Boomer.]

Heywood=s Mastodons brought out a large audience last Saturday evening at Highland Hall. Standing room was at a premium.

Two suits of clothes were made and delivered in a day and a half at A. G. Heitkam=s tailoring establishment the first of the week.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Newman, McLaughlin & Hess have commenced the grading of the street in their new addition. Lots will be sold here on time.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Dr. Z. Carlisle advertises his home place for sale in this issue of the REPUBLICAN. There is a splendid stone quarry on this farm.

AD. FOR SALE. I will sell my home farm on the state line south of this city. It has a good apple orchard in bearing, about 400 peach trees, also bearing, and other varieties of fruit. Has a fair house, good corralls, and the best and most valuable stone quarry in this part of the county. Terms will be made easy. DR. Z. CARLISLE.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

A. A. Newman & Co., received the first of the week, judging from the large pile of boxes hauled from the depot, one of the largest stocks of fall goods ever received in the city.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

The Oklahoma War Chief has been resurrected and is being printed by a man by the name of Branscom, at South Haven. [Boomer.]

FOR SALE. At a bargain, a 12 x 13 barn, good shingle roof. Inquire at Mrs. Wm. Henderson=s millinery establishment.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Twenty-one Pawnee children passed through Arkansas City Thuresday en route for Lawrence, where they go to enter Haskell=s Institute.

In the neighborhood of $1,000 was deposited at our city hotels and with the merchants of Arkansas City during the visit of the bourbons.

Prof. J. C. Weir appears to the REPUBLICAN to be the right man in the right place. He is now engaged in making preparations for the opening of our schools.

Chas. L. Franks, of Chicago, Illinois, the champion stilt skater of Illinois, will give an exhibition at the skating rink Sept. 27, of the many feats acquired by him on rollers.

E. F. Shindel has on exhibition at the Central Drug Store, a writing desk, which was used during the formation of the constitution of Pennsylvania. It is quite a relic.

A number of friends of Capt. Van Sickle and sister congregated at the residence of their parents last Wednesday evening, and passed an evening of social entertainment.

BIRTH. Mrs. Geo. P. Morton presented her husband with an 11 pounds boy Monday morning. If this occurrence had happened in 1863, Jim Blaine would have had one more vote.

C. C. Sollitt=s new cottage is nearly completed.

Geo. Haysel has sold out his lunch counter stand to his former clerk, Chas. McWilliams. Mr. McWilliams is a young man and will no doubt push business with as much vim as Mr. Haysel formerly did.

Eight mill wrights are at work at V. M. Ayres= mill, placing in the machinery. The capacity of this mill will be 200 barrels per day when completed. They will be ready for business about the middle of October. [Ayers?]

At the trial Monday afternoon of Blubaugh for selling liquor illegally, he was dismissed by the city; but the state placed him under arrest and he was taken to Winfield and placed in jail.

Parties desiring the janitorship of the public school building should apply at once to Prof. J. C. Weir or F. J. Hess, as it is de-sired to have the building in readiness for the approaching school term.

A man by the name of Roblatt, of Winfield, will commence the manufacture of brick at Geuda Springs next week. After their first kiln is burned, work on a $4,500 schoolhouse will be commenced.

G. A. Perry, who is taking the school census of this district, informs the REPUBLICAN that there are 857 school children so far, and the number will in all probability be increased to 900 by the time he completes his rounds.

THE REPUBLICAN knows of three weddings which will come off shortly. One is a prominent real estate man, one a very prominent stock man, and the other a physician. Now, our readers can indulge in guessing who the parties are until the affairs come off.





Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Capt. Ed. Haight, of Winfield, has been in Arkansas City this week surveying a 55 acre addition to the northeast part of our town for Newman, McLaughlin & Hess. We are informed this tract of land will offer splendid advantages for residence building. The Gates City is rapidly spreading out.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.


A. O=Hara has gone to Redfield, Kansas.

Lute Coombs AWichitawed@ Sunday.

M. N. Sinnott was here over Sunday.

Joe Pentecost has a severe attack of malaria.

D. W. Stenves has been indisposed this week.

Dr. J. Vawter is able to resume his practice of medicine.

Mrs. M. C. Copple has been very sick this week.

Frank Austin was off duty yesterday on account of sickness.

Wm. Creighton is building a snug addition to his residence.

Mrs. E. F. Pentecost is recovering from a recent attack of malaria.

I. K. Berry is up from the Territory this week, looking hale and hearty.

Howard Bros., have adorned the front of their store with a fresh paint finish.

BIRTH. Mrs. Chas. Swarts presented her husband with a girl babe Friday of last week.

Mrs. Jerry Tucker and little child have both an attack of the malarial fever.

E. M. Anstine sent in some October peaches yesterday, which were simply immense.

Miss Etta Barnett resumed duty again in the telephone exchange Monday morning.

Daniel Feagans is now a resident of our burg. He moved here from Bitter Creek last week.

A. E. Kirkpatrick and wife, after a week=s sojourn in Jewel County, Kansas, returned home Thursday.

Will Aldridge now takes his family riding in a new phaeton with a firery steed between the shafts.

Dr. Chapel, S. V. Goeden, and Joe Godfrey went on a hunting expedition to the territory Wednesday.

Prof. Limerick was down from Winfield Wednesday on business connected with the county examinations.

D. H. Crawford, a brother of W. T., is here from Smixburg, Pennsylvania. He is a handsomer man than our drug clerk.

Eli Youngheim, the mammoth clothier, and Mr. Horn, of the Bee Hive, of Winfield, Sundayed in Arkansas City.

B. Walton, of Lawrence, is here visiting relatives. He is a brother of Amos Walton and Mrs. Wm. Benedict.

W. W. Penn, of Gravel Switch, Kentucky, was in the city Tuesday. Mr. Penn represents the L. E. & St. L. Air Line railway.



Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

T. R. Pentecost, of Indianapolis, Indiana, arrived in Arkansas City yesterday. Mr. Pentecost is a brother of Ed. and Joe Pentecost.

Mrs. Jas. Foss, who has been visiting in Maine for her health for several weeks, returned home Tuesday. She is fully restored to health.

Miss Eva Phillips, daughter of Rev. W. D. Phillips, of Wichita, is visiting in Arkansas City this week. Miss Phillips has many warm friends here.

Capt. Nipp spent several days in Arkansas City this week, preparatory to his initiatory in the treasurer office. Capt. will commence duty October 14.

John Florer was up from the territory Tuesday, and his talk on the Oklahoma country to a visitor attracted quite a crowd in front of the Leland Hotel.

Jas. Morn and daughter, of Merkden [?], Connecticut, were in town the first of this week. Mr. Morn was here prospecting and on Thursday left for the undeveloped west.

Rev. J. O. Campbell attended the Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church at Kingman Tuesday and Wednesday. He returned home on Thursday.

D. B. Multer, of Illinois, has been in the city this week. Mr. Multer intends locating in Arkansas City shortly. He is now making preparations to move his family here.

A. Hable, of Boston, is here and has rented the old Childers= stand. Mr. Hable will open up a stock of clothing as soon as the room can be remodeled and cleaned up.

Master McLean Alexander, son of A. V. Alexander, is quite sick. In fact, so ill as to necessitate the absence of Mr. Alexander from his lumber business a good portion of the time.

MARRIED. Rev. N. S. Buckner united in marriage, Thursday of last week, R. A. Lee and Miss Mary Miller.

E. A. Goodrich, of Maple City, was over perambulating our streets Wednesday. Mr. Goodrich is proprietor of the Orphan grocery house of the above named city and is doing a good business.

Mr. Wilson and wife, and Mrs. Johnson from east of the Walnut, were visiting at J. C. Duncan=s one day this week. They found Mrs. Duncan in very poor health.

The Misses Linda and Mollie Christian returned home yesterday.

T. J. Sweeney and fmily, who have been making a rambling sight-seeing tour through the northern part of the state, returned home Tuesday. Mr. Sweeney looks recruited up after his several days vacation.

J. W. Heck will go to Independence next Monday. Mr. Heck goes there for the purpose of superintendent the erection of a large mill. His family will remain in Arkansas City, until spring and probably longer.

MARRIED. Frank H. Brown and Miss Hannah M. Ramage, living between here and Constant, were married last Thursday afternoon at the residence of the bride=s brother, G. W. Ramage. The REPUBLICAN issued their cards.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Geo. E. Wright left for Kansas City last Monday. He goes there to take a six months lecture course in the Kansas City medical college. The REPUBLICAN wishes George success in his studies. He is a close student.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

S. E. Maxwell brought us in some samples of fruit the first of the week. They consisted of a number of winesap apples and mammoth pears.

C. E. Ward and Ed. Gage, the astute expounder of Sheriff Cleveland=s principles in Arkansas City, contemplate taking Greeley=s advice, AGo west young man and grow up with the country.@ They will enter land and become tillers of the soil--in their minds.

D. D. and F. Moss, of South Haven, brought over some wheat last Monday for our mills. South Haven is 23 miles from here and is quite a journey to come with a load of wehat, but the high wheat market afforded in Arkansas City is the magnet which attracts.

Dr. Mitchell, who has had his office over McLaughlin=s store until yesterday, has moved in with Doctor Reed. The Doctor is building up a lucrative patronage in and around Arkansas City, and we are glad to be able to chronicle his success. His office, remember, is now with Dr. Reed.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Johnnie Kroenert, of the ADiamond Front,@ left Wednesday for the Sac and Fox Agency. On the trip, Mr. Kroenert combines business with pleasure. He is away in the interest of the ADiamond Front@ and for recreation.

LATER. Johnnie, when he got to Pawnee, became homesick and returned yesterday.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

N. T. Snyder started for New York to buy his stationery stock Tuesday. After he had started his little girl was taken suddenly ill, and a telegram was sent in purrsuit of Mr. Snyder, which overtook him at Newton. Wednesday he returned home. The sick child has not recovered sufficiently as to allow Mr. Snyder to take his departure.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Jos. Abrams, of Beaver Township, has effected a trade of farms with W. P. King, of the same township. Mr. Abrams will move to Winfield next week. He desired to move to Arkansas City, in order that his children might have the benefit of our graded schools, but he found it impossible to find a house with suitable accommodations for his family.






Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

A. J. Huddleston, one of those Kentucky excursionists, came in Wednesday and informed the REPUBLICAN men that he desired one of the best local papers in Cowley County to follow him home to Bradfordsville, Kentucky. As a matter of fact, we enrolled his name our book. Mr. Huddleston, as soon as he can dispose of his property in the Blue grass state, will return to the eden of Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

H. P. Farrar arrived home Wednesday from Farmington, Maine. Mr. Farrar was called to Farmington by the fatal illness of his sister, her death having occurred one week ago last Sunday. N. U. Hinkley, a prominent businessman of Portland, Maine, accompanied Mr. Farrar home, and is here now looking over the city. Mrs. Farrar is still in Maine, and will remain there for some time.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

D. B. Weir and T. J. Donnelly, of Terre Haute, arrived here this week. These gentlemen intend entering business in Arkansas City, but just what kind they have not decided yet. Mr. Weir called on the REPUBLICAN yesterday, and gave some information regarding politics in Hoosierdom. The battle is being fought over the tariff question and he predicts that Indiana will go for Blaine by a large majority.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

E. M. Anstine, residing eight miles west of Arkansas City, brought into the real estate agency of Kellogg, Matlack & Howard a bundle of blue grass last Saturday. It is three and a half feet in height. Some of the Kentuckians who were here pronounced it better grass than produced in their native state. He also placed on exhibition a bottle of preserved strawberries, which when first placed in the alcohol measured 3-1/2 inches in circumference.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

NOTICE. The public are warned against buying our brand of flour from Kimmel & Moore and Kroenert & Austin, as they do not handle our goods. Beware of imitation and repacked bogus sacks.




Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Music Teacher.

Mrs. E. N. Wilson, late of Missouri, a graduate of Beethoven=s Conservatory of music, is at the Leland. She comes with a number of first-class recommendations, and we feel safe in recommending her to our readers as an efficient and successful teacher. We have read a very fine letter of recommendation from Prof. J. J. Iglehart, superintendent of city schools and principal of public shools of Columbia, Missouri, Mrs. Wilson having taught music in said schools.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

AD. Full line of jewelry, watches, and clocks just received at Fitch & Barrons.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

AD. ARCADE. Has just received a selection of New York Count Oysters. If you want a Fry or stew in its genuine style, don=t forget to give me a whirl.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

AD. 18844 Fall and Winter 1885. A. G. HEITKAM, MERCHANT TAILOR, Has opened for the fall trade the largest and finest stock in Southern Kansas.

SPECIALTIES: French worsted Suitings and Trouserings. English worsted Suitings and Trouserings. Scotch Suitings, Irish Suitings, and Overcoatings. West of England goods in the finest worsteds; Broadcloths, Beavers, Meltons, and Trouserings; an immense variety in all makes of Overcoating. We refer all who are in need of fine custom garments to our trade which, in the short time we have been here, has grown to large proportions and comprised all the select trade of the city.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Hasie and Commercial Blocks.

One structure now in course of erection with which the citizens of Arkansas City point with pride is the Hasie and Commercial block on Summit street. We propose in the following brief outline to give our readers an idea of the immensity of this block.

Last March Maj. M. S. Hasie and Geo. E. Hasie arrived in Arkansas City from Denver, Colorado, on a prospecting tour and, after a careful looking over of the advantages of which our thriving city is possessed, were so fascinated with the prospects that they decided to locate here. The erection of the Hasie block was then alone contemplated. When Messrs. Hasie=s views were made known, concerning their large block, a new idea sprang into existence. It was then the plan of the Hasie and Commercial block was formed. In addition to their block, Messrs. Hasie proposed to take stock in the Commercial and so a stock company was formed for the purpose of erecting this building. Thus we have the origin of the Hasie and Commercial blocks.

The building was commenced some five months ago, and notwithstanding so many drawbacks necessary to the erection of so large a structure, it is now nearly completed. The frontage of the block is 128 feet; the depth, 132 feet.

On the first floor there are five mammoth store rooms, each 25 x 132 feet, and 17 feet to ceiling. These rooms are all taken with the exception of one, which we are informed would offer superior advantages to parties desiring to engage in the agricultural implement business. The basement under this room could be used as storage quarters and the ground floor as the display room. Then the elevator in this room from basement to roof would come into execution.

The remaining rooms are to be occupied by D. Brunswick, who will open up a $25,000 stock of clothing, boots and shoes, etc.; A. A. Newman & Co., who will have a double room in which to display their stock of dry goods, clothing, etc. The fourth will be used by Geo. E. Hasie & Co., as a wholesale and retail grocery establishment, and the fifth will, no doubt, be taken by the time of its completion.

The entire building is finished with French plate glass, double strength; 4,000 feet of glass is to be put in the skylights. There are four upstair rooms, which are as yet not taken, that would be the most available rooms in Kansas for the photographic art. The best of light for this business can be furnished.

In the upper portions of the block, there are 65 rooms. They are so constructed as to be used for hotel purposes. There are three large, bay-front rooms with folding doors, which can be readily thrown into one room, and would make one of the most elegant dining rooms of which we know. A six-foot hallway traverses this portion of the building. Eight hundred feet of passageway is utilized. Two six-foot stairways lead upward, besides the large elevators at the rear of the building. The second and third stories are adorned with bay windows, fourteen in number.

The finish of the front of the block is what is called the San Francisco Palace finish. It is stone front with iron columns and bay windows.

The estimated cost of the building when completed will be $60,000. Maj. S. Hasie is the architect. He has personally superintended its construction. Another building of the Hasie and Commercial block=s dimensions will make Arkansas City a city in reality as well as name. We now far surpass Wichita in fine buildings, and for handsome residence property we doubt if there is another city in the state that can compete with us, taking size in consideration.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

New Advertisements.

W. W. Brown changes his boot and shoe card this week, enlarging and giving his recent reductions in the prices of the manufacture of boots and shoes. Peruse it. Mr. Brown has two Ajours@ employed besides himself, and all are busy. [ALREADY TYPED.]

Howard Bros, advertise the Jewel Base Burner stove in this issue of the REPUBLICAN. It is either for soft or hard coal. This stove is said to be the only successful attempt at using soft coal in a base burner.

AD. THE JEWEL BASE HEATER. The First and Only Successful Application of the BASE HEATING Principle to Soft Coal Heating Stoves.


HOWARD BROS., Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.


Andrews & Swayne=s business stock arrived in Arkansas City Monday, and immediately the arrangements of the storeroom was commenced. Their place of business is in the north room of Highland Hall block. It is 100 feet deep and chock full of harness equipment from front to rear. Already their trade has commenced, and as soon as the people learn of their whereabouts, the REPUBLICAN predicts a remunerative trade for this firm. The shop will be under the supervision of a brother of Mr. Andrews, who is an experienced harness man. Give the new firm a call and see how you like them. Their advertisement appears in another column.


-Have Opened Up a First-Class- HARNESS SHOP -In-


Headquarters for Buggy Harness, and Herders= Supplies. Give us a call and see if you do not save money by so doing.

The Empire Laundry with E. J. Blair & Co., as proprietors, insert their card in the REPUBLICAN this week. This institution was formerly under the supervision of Pentecost & Layman. Since the present owners have taken charge, they have made a number of needed changes and are now preparing to do all laundry work in first-class style.

AD. EMPIRE LAUNDRY, Has changed proprietors, and is doing nice work. BATH ROOMS HERE. One door north of Bryant=s Hotel. Call and see us. E. J. BLAIR & CO.

Last Saturday O. P. Houghton returned from his eastern trip. He had been away several days purchasing his fall stock. Already the boxes have begun to arrive and his store is now full of his new fall stock. Mr. Houghton is pushing business with a vim, and the Green Front is branching out more and more every day. Read his change of advertisement in another column.

AD. We are now opening up one of the Finest Lines of Dry Goods, Carpets, Notions, etc., At the Green Front, Which will be sold very soon lower than ever before.



Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Police Court.


City vs. John Kinnamon, for carrying concealed weapons; fine $1,, and costs, $5.50.

City vs. C. H. Searing, for allowing hydrant to run all night; fine $1., and costs, $5.50.






Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Beaver Briefs.

Threshing seems to be the order of the day, and wheat is making from twenty to thirty bushels per acre, of a very fine quality. The traction engines have monopolized the public highways, and so we perceive the wonders of invention and the progress of science.

When J. C. Poor saw his granaries overflowing with several thousand bushels of wheat, he immediately proceeded to buy another farm. He now has over one thousand acres of land in Beaver and Vernon Townships.

A number of our citizens are prospecting in the western counties, with a view of locating in broader fields that their expanding ambitions may not be smothered.

The Sabbath school at Beaver Center is progressing nicely, with K. J. Wright as superintendent.

Elder Frazee holds the fort at Tannehill, being a clear-headed expounder of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

J. W. Browning recently sold one thousand dollars worth of hogs, and still his pens are full.

L. P. King says, AThat he would like to shake off some of the dust of honest toil in the legislative halls of Kansas, provided the people are willing.@

G. R. Lester, while threshing, was standing near a wagon loaded with wheat, engaged in serious thought. The writer approached him cautiously. He was soloquizing [? NOT SPELLED CORRECTLY] thus: AOne thousand bushels of wheat at one dollar a bushel and couldn=t I sail through--get married--go on a wedding tour. But only fifty cents a bushel. Ah, me!@

The Beaverites seem to be very highly elated over the success they had in the late district convention, held in Arkansas City; that they did not really expect to receive the kindness they did, at the hands of other townships, is no question. Now, they should be truly grateful, and remember the Golden Rule. NOVUS HOMO.


Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Nez Perces Indians.

At the last session of congress, a resolution was passed authorizing the secretary of the interior to return the Nez Perces Indians now in the Indian Territory, to their old home in Idaho, and making an appropriation to defray the expenses of removal. The department has been considering the expediency of making the removal, and a communication was sent to the agent at the Nez Perces reservation in Idaho requesting his views on the subject. Tuesday the following answer was received. ANez Perce=s Agency, Idaho--I do not consider it advisable to allow Chief Joseph and those who took part in the massacre to return. I think the balance could return with safety to themselves and without causing disturbance on the part of the settlers.@