[From December 6, 1884, through December 27, 1884.]

WAGNER & HOWARD, Editors and Publishers.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Arkansas City.

Arkansas City is situated at the confluence of the Walnut and Arkansas Rivers. About 3,500 souls are enclosed within the corporate limits. A city of the second-class and at the last election, 1,096 votes were polled. Two banks, Cowley County Bank and Arkansas City Bank, are fixed institutions, each with a cash capital of $100,000. We have the finest and best waterpower (a full of 27 feet) in the west. On the banks of the canal are three large flouring mills, one with a capacitty of 275 barrels of flour per day, and another something over 200. The other does mostly custom work. On the Walnut River we have the Walnut Flouring Mills, which furnishes the Indians their flour. The government supplies are distributed at Arkansas City to the Indians, whose trade amount to many thousands of dollars in a year. A woolen mill is among the latest projects. It will cost about $50,000. Another canal scheme is under headway. This will entirely surround Arkansas City with motor power. The last canal has a fall of 70 feet should it empty in the Walnut; and 50 should it be returned to the Arkansas.

We have the best educational advantages in Cowley County. Two large school houses, stone and brick, are filled with school children. About 900 pupils are in the school district. Taking all in all, Arkansas City, as a place for manufacturers to locate, good climate, sociability of residents, and school purposes, it affords superior advantages to any city in the state for strangers to make their home.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.


KANSAS CITY, Dec. 2. The Journal=s Rich Hill, Misssouri, special says: AA committee left here today for southwestern Kansas, for the purpose of selecting a locality for a colony of eighty persons, which has been organized here. The committee will also probably visit the Oklahoma country.@

Daily we see such items in our exchanges. Nearly all of Indiana seems to be on the point of coming to Sunny Kansas. What is Arkandas doing toward inducing them to come here? Nowhere in southern Kansas are there better locations for colonists than right here. Situated on the nation=s line, we should capture this colony. From all over the United States the REPUBLICAN is in receipt of postals requesting that we send a sample copy of our paper. We are glad to be able to say we have aided some in bringing parties to our thriving city. Now, these immigrants who are daily coming into Kansas should have their eyes directed in this direction if we desire to make Arkansas City a city in reality. Of course, we do not desire to make an enormous outlay of money in doing this. We want to do it as cheaply as possible, and effectively. In no better way can we present the claims of Southern Cowley and Arkansas City than by scattering the home newspaper abroad. One that is not backward in presenting the advantages we have over other towns in Kansas to home seekers. A paper which speaks out fearlessly for its town and community is the one to scatter through the east. A paper which stands by the community in which it circulates and is for its home city first, last, and always is the one to circulate among some eastern friends. A paper that tells of our rich soil, our social citizens, our business advantages, our scenery, our enterprises, and our wonderful motor power is the one to send east. As such a paper we would recommend the REPUBLICAN to our businessmen. At the head of our editorial columns will be found a brief sketch of Arkansas City, its advantages, etc. We would also suggest that our businessmen hold a meeting soon and raise a fund for this purpose. In the spring the moving commences. A sample copy of a paper does not have the influence over a man=s mind in inducing him to come to our county as several issues of the paper would. Now the editors of the REPUBLICAN, knowing our interests are identical with those of Arkansas City, will offer the following inducements to those who desire to send the REPUBLICAN back east. We will mail a copy of the REPUBLICAN to any address in the United States at what it costs, namely, the small sum of $1.25 for one year. We do not hope to make anything at this for one year, but should any of these parties ever come here, then we will receive our reward. A number of our citizens are sending our paper back east already. They realize we can do the city and community good. We have the material here of out ranking Wichita in population. Now what we want is the people to utilize it. In order to get the people, you must advertise our advantages abroad. In no better way can this be done than by circulating your best local home paper, and as such a paper we present the REPUBLICAN. We hope our readers will not term us what some would say, Acheeky individuals,@ in thus saying the above, for they are facts. It is only a matter of business to you as well as the REPUBLICAN. Let our merchants give this subject a consideration.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Geo. Cooper of this city returned from Wellington Tuesday and reports that the funeral of D. L. Payne, on last Sunday, was largely attended. The services were held in the M. E. Church, and his remains were followed to the grave by one of the largest processions ever witnessed in that place. He was buried with military honors by the

G. A. R. Post of that city. The cause of his death was congestion of the heart. Prior to his death he frequently expressed a desire that should he die before succeeding in opening up Oklahoma to settlement, he desired to be buried as near the state line as convenient; and that as soon as settlement was accomplished, he wished his remains to be removed for final interment in that country. His life was insured for $5,000 in favor of Miss Haynes, to whom he expected to be married. It is supposed he had another policy of insurance for friends to whom he was indebted and under obligations for favors of one kind or another. All the money he had as far as is known, was $6. He served faithfully through the war for the Union, and had his discharge papers with him. At the time of his death he was 47 years, 10 months, and 10 days old. He was 6 feet 4 inches high, and weighed 230 pounds. He commanded the confidence and respect of his followers. Emporia Republican. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

The Pleasant Valley correspondent remarks in the Courier thusly:

AThe next on the list of Cowley=s enterprises is rafting flat boats down the Arkansas river to the point of steamboat navigation. Some of Arkansas City=s men of industry are taking hold of the enterprise. The river has been surveyed, and reports are favorable; there are now eleven flats being built at Arkansas City now for shipping agricultural products. If they don=t look out, the river will be frozen up; then they will have to move their boats on bob sleds.@


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.


Our merchants are getting ready for their holiday goods.

Chairs have been placed in the Baptist Church for seats.

For Sale. Several fresh cows with calves. Call on O. P. Houghton.

Over 125 deer have been purchased by our game merchants this season.

J. W. Henthorn has stepped down and out as editor of the Burden Enterprise.

Hunting parties passing through Arkansas City for the territory are numerous.

The Methodists are building a new church at Mulvane, and also at Geuda Spring.

John Gibson moves his barber shop in the front end of Blubaugh=s billiard hall next week.

Will Aldridge is now a coal dealer. He has put in a pair of scales and is kept busy weighing coal.

About 25 couples from Winfield rounded up at the Terminus last Friday and picniced at Chilocco.

Deer are plentiful. More so than they have been for some years. Our game merchants buy them all.

The latter part of this week Engineer Moorhead devoted his time to running a level of the proposed new canal.

The Wyeth Cattle Company sent out eleven teams loaded with supplies and lumber for their ranch in the territory.

A side track has been put in one-half mile north of Constant on the Santa Fe road. The place will be known as Hackney.

Frank Hess was offered $4,500 for the block just north of the brick school building. He refused. No buildings of any kind are on the block.

Good board at reasonable rates can be obtained at Mrs. Stewards. House on corner N. E. Of new school house.

F. T. Sollade, manager of the Grand Central, was over from Geuda Wednesday. The Grand Central is undergoing repairs now. Its patronage demands it.

Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Ed Grady commenced receiving coal Wednesday. Mr. Grady is a jovial Democrt and draws trade like a mustard plaster on an editor=s depleted pocket-book.

The railroad war between Missouri River lines is over. Peace was declared at 12 o=clock (noon) Thursday and all agents instructed to restore rates to regular tariff.

Simon Comedy Co. showed here Friday and Saturday evenings of last week. They drew good audiences. Simons is a good comedian. Their Hussar band is par excellence.

The Cattlemen=s Convention at St. Louis adopted resolutions favorable to a National cattle trail from Texas to Montana. The Kansas delegation opposed the proposed trail, because of the Texas fever.

Prof. Davis and brother have issued their first paper at Winfield. It is called the Tribune, and will be especially devoted to prohibition. It looks healthy, and if there is room, we hope Messrs. Davis will succeed.

A social hop was given in the Leland Hotel Wednesday evening last. It was arranged by the ladies of Arkansas City. The crowd was select and therefore the dance a success. Good music was furnished, and all had an enjoyable time. The dancing was in the dining room, which Mr. Perry has prepared for the occasion.

Wouldn=t at the foot of Summit Street on the canal afford a good site for the woolen mills? Of course, some drainage would be required and a race provided, but wouldn=t this spot afford a fine location?

Winter tourist tickets to New Orleans and return, running through Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida, are on sale at the Santa Fe depot. The ticket is good for six months and costs only $36.20.

Elsworth Kitch, while working on the tower of the Baptist Church, fell Wednesday from the scaffold upon which he was at work to the first landing, a distance of 10 feet. He was not seriously injured, but somewhat bruised.

N. Snyder brought the news over from Wellington Thursday that a cavalry detachment was to leave Hunnewell yesterday morning to join the other troops in the territory. They intend being prepared for the boomers.

Geo. Cunningham says if he lives until February 30 next, he will be 54 years old. George, to us, looks as young as a beardless school boy, and we would Ana= hae believed@ if someone else had promulgated the idea. Who can tell his age at present?


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Heretofore there has always been a rush and jam at the post office wicket after mail distribution. Postmaster Topliff has put a quietus on that. He caused George Cunningham to put up a railing in front so that only one gets there at a time.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

S. G. Rike had his foot severely mashed last Monday morning. He was accompanying Searing & Mead=s hay baler to the country, and in some way Mr. Rike got his foot under the ponderous machine. He will be laid up a month or more from the effects.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

The back end of No. 33 has been partitioned off and two nice rooms made thereby. One has been fitted up and will be occupied as a sleeping department by L. V. Coombs and E. L. McDowell. The other will be occupied as an office by Drs. Mitchell and Chapel.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Eugene Moorehead informs the REPUBLICAN that the scenery along the way down the Arkansas is lovely. It surpasses anything he saw in his travels through Colorado, California, or old Mexico. Just think of sailing down the Arkansas River on a pleasure excursion.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Instead of the money being given to the ladies of the Presbyterian Church for their supper Thanksgiving evening, collected by Misses Hattie Sipes and Pearl Newman, it was donated to the poor of Arkansas City by the ladies. A laudable undertaking and a good beginning.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

A company of soldiers who have been perambulating through the territory gave chase to wood-haulers Wednesday and made them fly for home. They overtook several wagons at the state line and made them deposit their cargo; one man they chased over two miles on a dead run.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

The Christian Church house will be dedicated on next Lord=s day. Elder Joseph E. Cain will preach the dedicatory sermon at 11 o=clock a.m., there will also be present other ministers. All are corrdially invited to be present. There will be preaching Saturday evening at 7 o=clock p.m.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Thanksgiving night someone tore down Frank Hess= bulletin board on the vacant lots between here and the depot. But within the next twenty-four hours it was resurrected, and probably by the same parties who knocked it down. Needless to say, it was put up better and stronger than before.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Frank Austin, hearing that game was cheat at Newton, wrote to several firms there asking about the quotations and saying if they were so and so to send the Diamond Front all the chickens and quails they had. Accordingly one day this week 20 coops of tame chickens came to the Diamond Front. Frank had forgotten to state he wanted prairie chickens. He had to pay about 75 cents more, per dozen, for his chickens than if he had bought them here. Of course, Frank furnishes the cigars now.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Capt. H. B. Seeley delivered his lecture to a good-sized audience in Highland Hall last Monday night. After paying Geo. E. Hasie a compliment on the brevity of his introduction of the speaker, Capt. Seeley delivered a splendid lecture. He is a good speaker, and holds his audience in rapt attention from beginning till the conclusion. His comparisons, his descriptions, were all apt. His words for the old flag made our union blood course through our veins with renewed vigor, even we we are not a member of that honorable battle scarred brigade. The only way we can account for our non-membership is that the war came before we did.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Permits to Marry.

D. L. Henderson and Julia C. Devore.

Jas. F. Lowe and Jennie Pinard.

Samuel D. Pack and Jennie Gilliland.

Jas. A. Crane and Lizzie Boggs.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

E. L. McDowell has prospered since coming to Arkansas City. We like to see everyone prosper, especially those just entering manhood. In No. 33 AMc@ occupies a space with a handsome stock of jewelry and clocks. While Mr. McDowell is but a small fellow in stature, he is a giant in workmanship and business.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Wednesday Benedict & Owens sold their implement house to D. L. Means. Mr. Means will continue in the same business at the former firm=s old stand. In this week=s issue of the REPUBLICAN will be found Mr. Mean=s initiatory. To the retiring firm we extend the hand of regret, and to the incoming, the hand of welcome.

AD. Stop to Examine Our Full Line of Implements, Shellers, Pumps, and the Celebrated Star Windmills.

D. L. MEANS, At Benedict=s Old Stand.



Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

A few days ago, Geo. E. Hasie received a communication from Chicago inquiring as to the possibility of procuring a room in the Hasie block for the purpose of opening up a wholesale and retail grocery establishment. Mr. Hasie is now in correspondence with the gentleman, and it is quite probable that it will not be long until we will have a wholesale and retail grocery house equal to any in Kansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Albert Levy and Sam Wile, of the Arcade, have been arranging to secure the management of Highland Opera House. They have arranged matters so that all troupes that they may bring here will be under their management. A handsome programme, adorned with Messrs. Levy and Wiles= photo will be presented at each performance to the audience. Special uniformed ushers will be regularly employed by them. Messrs. Levy and Wile are Apushers,@ and when they take hold of anything, it has got to move. The REPUBLICAN hopes they will be able to bring many first-class troupes to Arkansas City, and no doubt but they will.

Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

In another column will be found a report of the AAunt Sally@ coming up the Arkansas. She came up the Walnut to just east of our city. People went wild that day over the occasion. It was on Sunday and the congregation of churches were sadly depleted. Fred Farrar was one of the non-curious. He attended services. The AAunt Sally@ was loaded down with spectators. Judge Bonsall took a view of the boat with some 300 souls on board. It was a gala day and will long be remembered by our citizens.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Phillips, residing in the southeast part of the city, were surprised Wednesday evening by a host of their friends and neighbors gathering at their residence. The occasion was the celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Phillips= tin wedding. Mr. Phillips is an engineer on the Santa Fe. Presents were numerous. Everything from a tin whistle up was presented to the couple by the appreciative friends. It was a happy gathering indeed, and another such enjoyable occasion has not been witnessed in Arkansas City for some time.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

The county Temperance Union convened Thursday per call. A fair attendance was had. The meeting was held for the purpose of organizing so as to be able to work in harmony with the state association. The following officers were elected: President, A. H. Limerick; vice-president, S. H. Jennings; Secretary, Mrs. W. B. Caton; and treasurer, Miss Fannie Stretch. The county was divided into seven districts, and a president elected from each district. Rev. S. B. Fleming was the president elected from this district. These seven district presidents and the county officers constitute the executive committee. The convention adjourned and the executive committee was ordered to meet one week from next Monday at Winfield for the purpose of transacting other business.












Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

No. 33.

At last No. 33 is open and everything arranged in apple-pie-order. Perhaps kind reader, you do not know where No. 33 is located and what it is. Well, to begin, No. 33 is located in the brick building across the street from the Cowley County Bank. Take a walk across and enter and you will find a handsomely arranged drug store, with Kellogg & Coombs as proprietors. Also just to the left of the door, as you go in, you will find Ernest McDowell. Generally he is astride of a jeweler=s stool. He has a handsome line of jewelry and clocks. As a workman in repairing, his work is his recommendation. But to resume with No. 33. The shelving has been remodeled and painted, new drugs are placed on them, and the entire make-up of No. 33 points to tastefulness and enterprise everywhere in that room.

At the rear of No. 33 you will find a handome prescription case. The front is adorned by a large mirror, which by the way will prove a great convenience to the ladies.

The firm is well-known. Dr. H. D. Kellogg has been here ever since there was an Arkansas City. Over fourteen years ago he cast anchor here, since which time he has lived as he commenced--as a good citizen. L. V. Coombs, well now, we would like to see a man or lady who is not acquainted with Lute, and especially the latter. Trustworthy in every respect, we, the REPUBLICAN, predict a lucrative business for the firm. The Doctor lends the sturdiness and steadiness necessary to business, while Lute furnishes the energy of vigorous youth.


This space reserved for the No. 33 Drug Store in Newman=s corner block. KELLOGG & COOMBS, Proprietors, Who are opening up a large stock of New Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, and Everything pertaining to the Drug Business.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.


Asa Burr is building a residence, 16 x 24.

Isaac N. Lackey went to Pueblo Friday.

Cal Swarts inserts his attorney card this week.

Chas. Schiffbauer is at his store in the territory this week.

L. C. [?] Woodson has opened up a feed store on 5th Avenue.

Theo. Fairclo is building an addition to his residence.

P. A. Lowry was up to Winfield Thursday and Friday.

E. W. Compton returned to his home, Earlham, Iowa, Thursday.

Mrs. C. R. Mitchell was over from Geuda Springs Wednesday.

Ed. Gray has returned from his Iowa visit and alone too at that.

Oscar Titus is home from the Springs, where he has been trying their curative powers.

Rev. S. B. Fleming was up to Winfield Thursday attending the temperance convention.

Mr. Krake of Topeka, travelling freight agent of the Santa Fe, was in this city Thursday.

Baxter Hunter, of Piqua, Ohio, arrived in our city Thursday. He is visiting friends and relatives.

B. C. Swarts, of Haysville, Sedgwick County, is here visiting his son, and viewing southern Cowley.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Russel celebrated their silver wedding Friday evening of lat week at their residence.

B. S. White, formerly of the Diamond Front, writes us he is now located at Conway Springs, this state.

T. Echert, of the Mirror Gazette, published at Olathe, was in ttown Thursday. He is a friend of C. Atwood.

C. R. Sipes returned thanks Thursday of last week by erecting a neat newly painted sign telling of his wereabouts.

Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

BIRTH. A nine pound boy babe was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wallace Tuesday. All doing nicely and Frank setting up cigars.

Major Woodin arrived home from Pawnee Agency Thursday evening, where he had been on government business.

Ed. Franey wears a Blaine and Logan hat, won off of Capt. Ed. Haight. Pat looks as sweet as an orange blossom in Republican clothing.

Wyckoff & Son tell the readers of the REPUBLICAN this week how they are selling clothing.

A. P. Adams, of Iowa, and John Q. Adams, of Nebraska, brothers of Mrs. Judge Pyburn, are paying a visit at the Judge=s residence this week.

Ed. Kingsbury wants all that don=t owe him to come and settle and all that he don=t owe to present their statement. Ed. says they may realize something.

A. P. Hutchison, superintendent of the Arapahoe school, and a brother of the old reliable land agent, J. W. Hutchison, will be up soon to spend the holidays with his family.

Judge Jas. Christian and wife started Thursday for Lawrence. This city was their former home and the many friends and relatives there will be glad to welcome them once again.

C. O. Harris is assisting in Will Aldridge=s office now regularly. Business is such that Will requires an assistant in the office to get through between sunrise and sunset.

J. R. Perry, son-in-law of Uriah Spray, has sold his express and mail line between Geuda and Wellington. He is now here and will probably make Arkansas City his future home.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Frank Corzine took his departure for Auburn, Illinois, Wednesday, where he goes to assist his parents in disposing of property. He will return, bringing them with him, about January 1.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

J. L. Stubbs, an old time resident of this city, paid his former stamping grounds a flying visit last Thursday. He is now route agent on the Southern Kansas, with headquarters at Winfield.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

It was Mrs. Dr. Z. Carlisle=s aunt who died last week, instead of her sister. We are sorry to say the report of the Afortune@ which someone said had been left to Will by the deceased is untrue.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Rev. Harris will occupy the M. E. Church pulpit tomorrow evening in the absence of Rev. Buckner. No services in the forenoon, on account of the dedication of the new Christian Church.




Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Miss Abbie Lewis, one of the teachers employed in the Central school building, was summoned home by a dispatch stating that her father was very ill. She left yesterday for Quincy, Illinois. Miss Edith Heitkam will supply her place as teacher.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Last week Rev. Buckner was in Garden City assisting in the dedication services of a new M. E. Church there. Bishop Nind, of Topeka, preached the dedicatory sermon. Rev. Buckner raised a fund of $1,000 for the church.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Geo. E. Hasie took his departure last Thursday for an extensive trip throughout the south. He will visit Mississippi and Louisiana, taking in the exposition at New Orleans, and will return by way of Texas in about three weeks.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

J. H. Gordon is looking the ground over for a suitable site on which to build the woolen mills. He has his eye on several desirable locations on the canal. Just which one is the best adapted for the enterprise as yet he has not declared.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

DIED. Louis P. King, our representative, was in the city Thursday. This is Mr. King=s first visit to town since his election. He has had to remain at home on account of sickness, but Sunday it was terminated. His little boy, Warren, died. It was a sore affliction to the parents.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Geo. A. Holmes, of Vinton, Iowa, who has been employed on the Hasie block for the last three months, returned home Thursday afternoon. Mr. Holmes will return here to make this his future home ere spring rolls around.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Dr. Ellis, an excellent dentist from St. Paul, Minnesota, has arrived in Arkansas City, and associated himself with Dr. M. B. Vawter in the dental business. Both are competent workmen, therefore, the fine branches of dentistry will be made a specialty. They guarantee satisfaction on all work.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

J. C. Douglass, an old army friend of Maj. Sleeth, with his family, is en route for Kansas from New Castle, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Douglass will stop at Olathe while Mr. Douglass pays Arkansas City a visit next week. He desires to locate here on account of his wife=s health. In all probability Mr. Douglass will locate in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Dr. S. B. Parsons, a homeopathic physician from Ann Arbor, Michigan, arrived in our city Saturday last. Dr. Parsons comes here to locate. He has procured office room over Cowley County Bank. At Ann Arbor he has been practicing his profession for 8 years. Quite a number of our citizens have desired the homeopathy treatment and now they can avail themselves of the services of a first-class physician.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

A jolly party of eight Suckers from Braidwood, Illinois, consisting of Hon. P. M. Sollady, the mayor; W. J. Stewart, chief of police; F. E. Munn, city attorney; U. Goldfinger; L. Wolfe; E. D. Phillips; D. Husband; and Thos. Fleming arrived here Thursday and put up at the Windsor. They were en route for Dodge City, but hearing of Arkansas City, threw their tickets away and came here. These genuine Suckers supposed that Kansas was made up of green Jayhawkers. They visited the Oklahoma boomers in the territory, camped on Chilocco Creek Thursday, and by a great deal of begging procured permission to share the boomers= hospitality for the evening. The fine clothes of the Suckers created a temptation among the boomers to have them soiled. At the still hour of midnight, when all were sound asleep, several of the frontiersmen dressed in the guise of the noble redman and came down on the tent in which our Illinois friends were staying with a swoosh. Their yells were enough for the Suckers. The campfire showed they were surrounded by Indians. With cries of AOh, Lord! Lord! I wish I was home and was not here,@ each Sucker skipped to the state line, instead of going to the point intended they were to go into the territory. Splash! They went across the Chilocco, legs and arms puffing only as Suckers do. They flew on. After running some more they ran into the camp of Uncle Sam=s soldiers. Thinking it was more Indians, they turned to fly in another direction, but the quick ear of the sentinel had heard them. In a deep guttural voice, he commanded a halt. It scared them more. The voice, the dark complexion of the negro, and the Suckers= imagination made Indians of the soldiers. As the sentinel=s voice smote their ears down, they went on their knees and with clasped hands began to beseech of AMister Indian@ that he not hurt them. The sentinel seemed to understand the situation. He called assistants and to continue the joke, they bound and gagged them. With yells the negroes began to dance around the frightened party. At this point of the programme, they all swooned away. When daylight came, to their great chagrin, they found they were in the camp of the U. S. Army. Now they are trying to smooth the matter over so their friends at home will not find it out. They were all day yesterday walking back to Arkansas City.

P.S. The tail end of this item is a Agoak.@ These worthy gentlemen are still here prospecting and may locate with us. At least we hope they do.




Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Oklahoma News.

Wednesday at the skating rink the Oklahoma colonists, Arkansas City branch, convened to make ready for their move to the Oklahoma country. They were in session nearly all day. No business of importance was transacted. Resolutions were drawn favoring W. L. Couch as their leader in place of David L. Payne, deceased. For several days a number of these colonists have been camped in the jack oaks across the canal. Thursday afternoon they took their departure under command of Couch for the territory. There were 31 wagons, averaging about 8 men to the wagon. Joe Finkleburg, Chas. Holloway, S. F. Stineberger, with a representative of the REPUBLICAN, went to the nation line to see them cross over.

When the colonists entered into the territory, Capt Couch lectured them, and gave each Aboomer@ the command Anot to shoot unless fired upon. Do what you do in self-defense.@ It was reported that the soldiers were camped just over the line and trouble was anticipated by the boomers. Finally the command to move was given. They crossed the state line with hopeful hearts, and wended their way slowly southward to Chilocco creek, where they camped for the night. We learn that the soldiers have drawn farther back into the territory and are awaiting their coming. The boomers will make about two miles travel and then halt for a time and wait for colonists from Hunnewell and other points to join them. They claim between 600 and 700 altogether will be the number that invades Oklahoma this time. All were armed to the teeth. Revolvers, shot-guns, hay, provisions, and dogs were the equipments of the boomers. We suppose the soldiers will escort the boomers to the line once more.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Police Court.

City vs. W. Robinson--fighting and carrying concealed weapon. Fined $5 and costs.

City vs. Geo. McAfee-fighting. Fined $5 and costs.

City vs. Dick Kairns--fighting and carrying concealed weapon. Fined $5 and costs.

City vs. M. Madison--fast driving on the public streets. Fined $5 and costs.

State of Kansas vs. Texas Frank and Anna Wagstaff keeping house. Fined, Texs Frank, $25 and costs. He was committed to jail. Anna Wagstaff was turned over to her brother on account of age; she being yet under 16 years of age.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

MARRIED. On Thanksgiving, at the residence of the official clergyman, Rev. S. B. Fleming, Hiram Vandenburgh and Miss ___ Wilson, both of Wellington. Also on Wednesday evening, by the same clergyman at the Chilocco Industrial school, Mr. Luther _____ and Miss Virginia, daughter of Stumbling Bear, chief of the Kiowas.



Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Navigation of the Upper Arkansas River.

The question of utilizing that vast, though ever-changing current of water known as the Upper Arkansas River, flowing through our state from northwest to southeast, and making it the highway to a southern market, has been a living project with the enterprising agricultural people of Cowley, Sumner, Sedgwick, and those counties lying along and contiguous thereto, ever since the first settlement of that fertile valley in 1870. Owing to their remote distance from a railroad or a market, and the consequent cost of transporting the vast surplus of wheat raised in Cowley and Sumner, has this matter been of vital interest to the people living within their borders. The subject has been discussed in the field and in the grange, has been the slogan of the country poltician and the shiboleth of the farmers. It has been resolved upon by the conscientious, petitioned for by representatives, and memorialized by our state legislature until congress has taken the matter under consideration, and appointed a commission of competent engineers to personally visit, examine, and report on the feasibility of opening up the stream for navigation, from some point near the terminus of the Wichita branch of the Santa Fe railroad to Little Rock, Arkansas.

In view of these facts, a brief account of the local and individual efforts to solve the problem will doubtless be of interest. During the fall of 1875, A. W. Burkey and A. C. Winton, of Cowley County, built a small flat-boat at Arkansas City, loaded it with flour, and started town the river, bound for Little Rock. While they may not have seen the Aunexplored wilderness@ that lay between DeSota and the dream of [CANNOT READ NEXT WORD...THINK IT IS A MAN=S NAME], or the dangers that beset Coronado in his march of disappointment through undiscovered Kansas, to encounter yet four hundred and fifty miles of an unknown river, guarded by semi-barbarous people who had no particular good feeling towards a frontiersman, laying between them and civilization, presented anything but a cheerful outlook for this pioneer voyage. The trip was made, however, without misadventure, and in a reasonable length of time. The produce disposed of, the navigators returned overland to Arkansas City, and reported a fair depth of water and a lively current from the state line to Fort Gibson.

On the strength of this report, a joint stock company was immediately organized, and an agent appointed to proceed at once to the Ohio river and purchase a suitable steamer to ply between the points named. A light draught wharf packet was procured, and a point known as Webber= Falls, between Little Rock and Fort Gibson reached on her upward trip. Here it was found that her engines were of insufficient power to stem the current, so she was taken back to Little Rock, and there sold at a loss to her owners of twenty-five hundred dollars.

This failure temporarily dampened the ardor of even the enthusiastic pathfinders, and nothing further was attempted until the summer of 1878, when Messrs. W. H. Speer and Amos Walton, two leading public spirited citizens of the county, equipped a Aferry flat@ with a 10 horsepower threshing machine engine, and by several trips up and down the river for a distance of 60 miles from Arkansas City, demonstrated beyond a doubt that a steamer could be successfully propelled on the Arkansas River at any season of the year. The flat was fifty feet long, sixteen feet wide, and drew ten inches of water. This novel little craft visited Grouse Creek, the Walnut River, Salt City, the Kaw Indian Agency, Oxford, and other points along the river, and attracted crowds of people wherever it went. At Oxford a public reception was tendered its officers and crew. These experimental trips were all made while the river was at its lowest stage, and prior to the annual AJune rise.@

Soon after this, and while the Aferry flat@ was still prominently before the public, Mr. I. H. Bonsall, an experienced engineer and prominent citizen of Arkansas City, corresponded with the businessmen of Little Rock, and induced them to send a boat on a trial trip to the upper country. The little steamer, AAunt Sally,@ a tug built for the deep, sluggish bayous of Arkansas, and used in the local cotton trade there, was selected and manned for the purpose. Though not designed for swift water, this crude little steamer made the complete voyage, and, in command of Captains Lewis and Baker, with Mr. [NAME OBSCURED] as pilot, landed safely at Arkansas City, and was moored there, in the Walnut River, Sunday morning, June 30th, 1878. The officers reported sufficient water and a safe current for light draught steamers for the entire distance, and expressed themselves of the opinion that a boat built especially for the purpose could run regularly between the two states every day in the year.

Soon after the AAunt Sally@ returned south, Henry and Albert Pruden, and O. J. Palmer, of Salt City, Sumner County, started for Little Rock with a Aferry flat@ loaded with seven hundred bushels of wheat. The wheat was sold at a good round figure, and the gentlemen returned, reporting a successful trip and a good stage of water.

On their return, the businessmen of Arkansas City, finding that steamboat owners in the lower country were not disposed to adventure up so far with their boats, resolved to build a steamer themselves, and with it make regular trips between their city and the Indian agencies in the Territory. After several attempts to find men of experience to take the matter in charge, McCloskey Seymore secured the service of Mr. Cyrus Wilson, who began the building of a boat for the purposes named.

Wednesday afternoon, November 6, 1878, the ACherokee,@ the first steamboat ever built in Kansas, was successfully launched at Arkansas City. The hull of this boat is 83 feet long, 18 feet wide on the bottom, and 85 feet long, and 18 feet wide on the boiler deck; beam, 22 feet, with guards extending 2 feet around a model bow. She carries two twenty horsepower engines, and with all her machinery draws less than eight inches of water, and, when loaded to the guards, will not draw over sixteen inches. The shallowest water found on the bars between Wichita and Little Rock during the lowest stage of the river was eighteen inches. From this it will be seen that the ACherokee@ will answer the purposes for which it was built, and be of great service in transporting the supplies from these counties to the Indian agencies lying south and east of Arkansas City.

With the Arkansas River open for navigation, and a good line of boats and barges making regular trips from Arkansas City, business of all kinds will receive a fresh impetus in Southern Kansas. There will be no railroad monopolies, no Apooling of earnings,@ annd no forming of combinations to affect the interest of the producers. The farmers of this locality will then have a highway of their own by which they can exchange their surplus wheat, flour, and corn for the coal and lumber of the Lower Arkansas.


We furnish this bit of navigation reminiscence to our readers to show what has been done to make the Arkansas navigable. It is taken from the biennial report of the state board of Agriculture. The scheme which has now been made practicable by our millers was contemplated and experimented on as early as 1875. It will be seen that AAunt Sally@ made a successful voyage and her officers pronounced sufficient water and a safe current for light draught steamers for the entire distance, such as our millers are now building. Mr. Moorehead will remain in Arkansas City for a short time and then go east to pay a visit. His next trip will be up the Arkansas on the millers boat, which is now being constructed. He has no doubts whatever but what we will be shipping merchandise down the river within 60 days. It will be a great day when that occurs. The failure of the ACherokee@ and others to make a successful trip was because they were not constructed properly. They were not built for such shallow water.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

The Traveler is considerably exercised lest we stir up Athe antagonisms which existed years ago between Winfield and Arkansas City,@ and takes us to task this week for our efforts to induce the Courier to do our city justice. The Traveler says we acted unwisely, and perhaps we are doing so again in noticing the item of our neighbor across the way, for fear of prolonging the Afeud.@ The poor thing is all broke up because the REPUBLICAN remarked casually that the Courier outfit had made a monopoly of politics into one family. Well, we said it and we are here to back it. But let us come to the good part of the item. The Traveler says Awhile we are all for Arkansas City as far as practicable.@ Great Scott! Hear our learned neighbor! AFor Arkansas City as far as practicable.@ Well, neighbor, this is the difference between us. The REPUBLICAN is published in behalf of southern Cowley. We are here to present her claims to the world. We run the REPUBLICAN in the interests of our home. The REPUBLICAN is for the good of Arkansas City, first, last, and always. While being thus we have spoken good words for Winfield. Has the Courier done this for Arkansas City? No, she has not. The only items we have ever seen in its columns concerning us are notes of our arrests of liquor dealers. She has been perfectly silent on Arkansas City=s great growth the last year. Even when the Courier was told that she had captured our 202 excursionists by a mistake some months ago, it made a milk and water statement saying the excursion was gotten up by a real estate firm from here. The REPUBLICAN asked that justice be done Arkansas City, but the great Courier has been mum. The Courier is a good paper, and has the largest circulation of any in the county. That is why we ask for justice. We like harmony, but we must be treated square. One week the Traveler is for harmony and then another, it is promoting discord. It seems to us that the editor of the Traveler is hydra-headed or that too many editors are employed to wield the faber. When Mr. Gray sat on the editorial tripod, we knew where to find him but alas it is so no longer. On account of our neighbor=s territory in presenting Arkansas City and southern Cowley=s claims to the world, the businessmen of our town caused the REPUBLICAN to be born. That is our good reason why we are here.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

School Report.


To Editors Republican:

I have the pleasure of presenting for publication the names of those students who are on the Roll of Honor for the month ending November 28.

The requirements are as follows: the Attendance must be 100--that is, the student be neither absent nor tardy during the month. Deportment must be 100, and the Scholarship must average 90 percent at least.

Prof. Weir, in a few well chosen words, congratulated thirteen on their successful passing of the ordeal. He hoped--and could, with reason, believe--that it would be indicative of their success through life.

The following are the names, in the order of their standing.


Frank Barnett

Miss Carrie Rice

Edward Marshal

Wilford Edwards

Miss Tina Hollis

Jacob Endecott



Harry Gilstrap

Maggie Ford

Jas. Kirkpatrick

Edna Worthley

Tasso Carlisle

Flora Kreamer

Mary Lewis


The Afirst honors@ (the highest total average) of the Middle Year were conceeded to Miss Dora Pearson, averge 95-1/2 per cent; the second, to Miss Effie Gilstrap, avergae 96 percent.

The Afirst honors@ of the Junior Class were given Lloyd Ruby, whose average was 99 percent. Second honors had to be divided among Carrie Rice, Frank Barnett, Wilford Edwards, and Howard Maxwell, whose averages reached 98 percent. Harry Gilstrap stood first in the 8th grade; Maggie Ford second.




Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.

Prohibition in Fact.

The young city of Ashland out west had a little excitement last week. Just above the town two miles a saloon was running. A couple of hard characters got drunk there, came down to Ashland each day and rode furiously through the streets firing their revolvers. Finally the citizens got together to lay them out at the next foray. The roughs heard of this, so sneaked down and laid outside of town until two young men who were boarding at a dugout nearby came down to supper, when they crawled out and killed them. They then went up to the saloon for a fresh supply of whiskey. Soon a deputy sheriff came along and captured one of them, the other getting away. The captured murderer was taken to Ashland, and placed under strong guard while pursuit was made for the other one. During the night a party of armed men took him away from the officers and hung him, then went up to hang the saloon keeper, but he had fled. A resolution was passed by the body of vigilanters that the first man who set up a saloon in Bear Creek Valley should be hung without further warning. In that country, where every man carries a big six-shooter, whiskey is the bane of civilization. Sober, they are pleasant social gentlemen, but drunk they shoot and tear up the earth. The settlers along those valleys are mostly from Cowley and Sumner Counties, have gone there lawfully to make themselves homes, and they do not propose to be disturbed in the pursuits of peace by the illegal presence of a death-dealing whiskey shop. One of the young men killed was the cousin of Treasurer Nipp. They had both recently married in Kentucky; and leaving their wives behind, had come west to build up homes, when they would have brought them on. It was a cold-blooded whiskey murder. A reward of eight-hundred dollars has been offered for the body of the escaped murderer, dead or alive, by the town company and citizens of Ashland. The people in the town have armed themselves with Winchesters and shot-guns and the next man who rides into the place and shows blood-thirsty symptoms will die very quickly. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, December 6, 1884.



The reports of military commanders show that the last year has been notable for its entire freedom from Indian outbreaks.

In defiance of the President=s proclamation of July 1, 1884, certain intruders sought to make settlement in the Indian Territory. They were promptly removed by a detachment of troops.


The war department is proceeding with the conversion of ten inch smooth bore guns into eight-inch rifles, by lining the former with tubes of forged or of coiled wrought iron. Fifty guns will thus be converted, within the year. This, however, does not abrogate the necessity of providing means for the construction of guns of the highest power, both for the purpose of coast defense and for the armament of our vessels.

The report of the gun foundry board, appointed April 2, 1883, in pursuance of the act of March 3, 1883, was transmitted to congress in a special message of February 8, 1884. In my message of March 26, 1884, I call attention to the recommendation of the board, that the government should encourage the production of private steel works, of the required material for heavy cannon, and that two government factories, one for the army and one for the navy, should be established, for the fabrication of guns from such material. No action having been taken, the board was subsequently reconvened, to determine more fully the plans and estimates necessary for carrying out its recommendations. It has received information which indicates that there are responsible steel manufacturers in this country who, although not provided, at present, with the necessary plant, are willing to construct the same, and to make bids for contract with the government for the supply of the requisite material for the heavy guns adapted to modern warfare, if a guarantee order of sufficient magnitude, accompanied by a positive appropriation extending over a series of years, shall be made by congress. . . .


In this, the last of the stated passages that I shall have the honor to transmit to the Congress of the United States, I cannot too strongly urge on its attention the duty of restoring our navy, as rapidly as possible, to the high state of efficiency which formerly characterized it. As the long peace that has lulled us into a sense of fancied security may at any time be disturbed, it is plain that the policy of strengthening this arm of the service is dictated by consideration of wise economy of just regard for our future tranquility, and of live appreciation of the dignity and honor of the Republic.

The Interior Department.

Of the varied governmental concerns in charge of the interior department, the reports of its secretary presents an interesting summary. Among the topics deserving particular attention, I refer to his observations respecting our Indian affairs, the pre-emption and timber culture acts, the failure of railroad companies to take title to lands granted by the government, and the operations of the pension office, the patent office, the census bureau, and the bureau of education.


Allusion has been made to the circumstances that both as between different Indian tribes and between Indians and the whites, the past year has been one of unbroken peace. In this circumstance, the President is glad to find justification for policy of the government in dealing with the Indian question, and confirmation of the views which were fully expressed in his first communication to the Forty-seventh congress.


The secretary urges a re-enactment of a statute for the punishment of crimes committed on Indian reservations, and recommends the passage of the bill, now pending in the house of representatives, for the purchase of a tract of 18,000 square miles from the Sioux reservation. Both these measures are worthy of approval.


I concur with him, also, in advising the repeal of the pre-emption law, the enactment of a statute resolving the present legal complication touching lapsed grants to railroad companies, and the funding of the several Pacific railroads, under such guaranty as shall effectually insure its ultimate payment.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.


This is hard weather on the Oklahoma boomers.

Abe Steinberger is the editor of the Grenola paper. It is called the Hornet.

Sandy Burge, the man who was shot at Winfield some time ago, will get well.

Meigs & Howard have opened up the Swarts= addition in the north part of town.

At Cheyenne Agency they have a skating rink. It is open one vening of each week.

Spence Miner has opened a clothing store in the new Winfield town of Ashland, Clarke County.

Wanted. A good girl to do light house work; wages satisfactory. Enquire at Diamond Front.

We miss our newsy correspondent=s letter from Bolton. Write us again. We want to hear from you.

The Wellington Press has commenced the issue of a four column folio daily. It is an experiment.

A. C. Wells purchased O. C. Randall=s residence Tuesday morning through the agency of Snyder & Hutchison.

A social hop was given to the young folks at Gardner Motts= residence Tuesday evening. About fifteen couples were present.

The Wyeth Cattle Company have a crate of Plymouth Rock chickens and peacocks for their ranch. They believe in fine stock.

The ladies= missionary society of the U. P. Church met at the residence of J. Bain, in the north part of town Wednesday evening.

For sale cheap, one span of good horses and an almost new spring wagon and harness. Enquire of W. P. Wolf or Josh Moore at Howard Bro.=s store.

Geo. T. Walton has been selected to edit the Burden Enterprise instead of J. W. Henthorn, resigned. Mr. Henthorn will cause to be born the Burden Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Cattle are reported scarce in Van Buren County, Arkansas, yet prices range from $4 to $7 for yearlings; $8 to $12 for two-year-olds, and dry cows at $14 to $20.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Lost. About December 1, a pair of gold spectacles in Japanese case, between Cal. Swarts= residence and the depot. Reward of $1. Finder return [REST OBSCURED].


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Frank Hess has one of the best maps of Cowley in the state.

Ivan Robison received six carloads of coal Thursday evening.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Dr. G. H. J. Hart inserts his professional card in the REPUBLICAN this issue.

CARD. DR. G. H. J. HART, Office over Post Office.

Diseases of women and children a specialty.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Twenty-five wagon loads of coal were taken over to Geuda Saturday from here by teams.

Ivan Robinson is putting in a telephone. You can get coal by the AHello@ in a day or so.

A. V. Alexander & Co., has telephonic connection. You can telephone orders to A. V., if you so desire.

Last Sunday the Christian church was dedicated. Rev. Kane preached the sermon. Over three hundred dollars was raised for the payment of the church debt.

J. M. Rich, of Sedgwick, will occupy Rev. Buckner=s pulpit at the Methodist Church on Sunday morning and evening. He is spoken of as an eloquent preacher.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

While in a dispute last Saturday with some man in his store,

T. J. Sweeney demonstrated rather forcibly with his fists his arguments, greatly to the discomfiture of said customer.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Our city has reached such magnitude that it demands better street crossings. During the bad rainy days of this week, it was very disagreeable to pedestrians crossing the main thoroughfares.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Agent Dyer, accompanied by Mrs. Dyer, left for Washington on Wednesday, to transact business before the department. They went to the railroad in private conveyance. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Thursday, of last week, in our public schools there was an enrollment of 704 pupils. There is an average daily attendance of 650 pupils. This is the largest attendance of our schools ever reported.



Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Our Constant correspondent is a splendid news-gatherer. He is doing more good for his town than he imagines. He furnishes the REPUBLICAN newsy letters from there and in that way he advertises his town.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Sheriff McIntire left Tuesday for the Topeka insane asylum with Scott Briggs, George Lobner, and Jay Cochran. The two former have been at the county poor farm since being adjudged insane, over a year ago. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

MARRIAGE LICENSES. Judge Gans has issued the following marriage licenses during the week.

Nathan W. Moser to Eliza Ashworth.

Alexander A. Bruce to Addie B. Ellis.

John L. Campbell to Martha Frazee.

Benjamin L. Sprivill to Marville Ducose.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Report comes up from the territory that Hatch met the Oklahoma boomers and gave them four days to get out of the Indian country. The boomers kept on their way, and we suppose by this time are domiciled in the forbidden country.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

This do beat all! We understand a disciple of Democracy has applied to President elect Cleveland for the telephone exchange here, claiming that all office holding Republicans must go under Democratic rule. Nate Snyder wants to look out.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

A. V. Alexander has two bran new shot guns. He uses one for birds and the other for ducks. A. V. generally has his bird gun along whhen hunting for ducks and vice versa. This is the reason he always brings home such an abundance of game.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

The Arkansas City Choral Society will give a concert in Highland Hall next Thursday evening. It will be given under the supervision of Prof. Phillips. A general admission fee of twenty-five cents will be charged. Reserved seats thirty-five cents.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Commencing next Monday evening at the skating rink there will be a thirty mile race on roller skates. But five miles will be skated each evening, thus occupying only about half an hour. It will continue until Saturday evening. To the winner will be given $10. Second best $5.



Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Over one hundred subpoenas have been served on parties here notifying them to appear at Winfield during the January term of court. Geo. McIntire telephoned down to Capt. Rarick to bring up the entire city and he would subpoena them as they alighted from the train.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Last Saturday night at almost 11 o=clock, Winfield was visited by an incendiary fire. When discovered the fire had gained considerable headway, and by the time the fire boys got there, it was past saving. One horse was burned to death and another very severely. Ben Mays, who tried to save the horses and succeeded in the rescue of one, was also severely burned. The Courier remarks, AThe fire was undoubtedly set by someone, and the spot selected is the most inflammable part of the city. What the object or intention of the fire bug was no one seems able to fathom. The officers should use extra vigilance in looking after all suspicious characters.@ Loss about $500.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

While out hunting Saturday of last week, Guy L. Sparks shot a bald eagle. He found it about eight miles east of here. There were three of them, but only the one was secured. It measured six feet and nine inches from tip to tip of wings, and was two feet and ten inches from head to tail.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Supt. Hutchison can be seen from Aearly dawn >til late at night@ on the alert about the Arapahoe school. New children are constantly being added. Misses Lamond and Hamilton have charge of the schoolhouse rooms, and they seem contented in this sphere. The young ladies are active teachers. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

The report of the treasurer of the Creek Nation shows their debts to be $15,000, and money in treasury, $9,000. Their receipts from all sources are $80,000, and at the last session of council, over $100,000 was appropriated, which will make the balance show considerably against them when the next report is made. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

A. F. & A. M.

At the regular annual election of Crescent Lodge No. 133,

A. F. & A. M., which was held last Saturday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year.

Jas. Benedict, W. M.

Chas. Hutchins, S. W.

Calvin Dean, J. W.

H. P. Farrar, Treasurer.

S. C. Lindsay, Secretary.



Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Ed. Grady, that whole-souled jolly businessman, is dealing out the coal right and left. He is fixing up his office nicely and is much better prepared to meet you than ever before. He keeps constantly on hand lots of coal; therefore, he pleases his numerous customers. It is a pleasure to deal with Ed., because he don=t care for money. He believes in the letting live plan and it is a good one.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

DIED. David Hahn, living near Oxford, was fatally shot last Saturday morning by Simeon Baughn, the tollgate-keeper. Mr. Hahn was on his way to Oxford, and arriving at the toll-bridge spanning the Arkansas, found the gate locked, and attempted to burst the lock. About this time Baughn arrived and in the war of words which followed, Hahn was cruelly shot by Baughn. Baughn gave himself up and is now in jail at Wellington.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

DIED. Wellington had a fatal shooting scrape Saturday night. It occurred in a gambling den, and the participants were Wm. Edwards and John Wilson. Both were drinking and ill-luck caused harsh words to be passed. Edwards, before anyone could interfere, pulled his revolver and shot Wilson in the region of the heart. He emptied his revolverinto Wilson, each slug taking effect. Wilson fired once, but did not wound Edwards. The murdered man died almost instantly. He was formerly marshal of Caldwell. Edwards gave himself up.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.


Cal. Swarts Sundayed at Geuda.

C. B. Crew, in Godfrey=s addition, is building a cottage.

Thos. Watts is building a handsome fence around his lots.

Mrs. C. C. Sollitt has been very much indisposed this week.

Dr. G. H. J. Hart has fitted up his office over the post office.

J. B. Hamilton has purchased his bill of lumber for a cottage.

R. A. Houghton went up into Montgomery County Tuesday.

Jack Hilliard went up to Wichita the first of the week to visit.

Wll McConn wrote up $12,000 worth of insurance Wednesday.

Chas. Pollock, of Ponca Agency, was in town Tuesday and Wednesday.

W. A. Lee, of Winfield, rambled around on our streets Wednesday.

H. G. Chipchase, telephone repairer, came over from Wellington today.

Mrs. Hannah Clevenger is assisting at S. Matlack=s during the holidays.

Rev. Walker is building a handsome residence on lots near Swarts= addition.

J. L. Kennedy is building a neat residence in the southeast part of the city.

Mrs. Frank Austin will be home in a few days. Frank=s anxiety increases daily.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Dr. R. E. Bird, of Osage Agency, spent several days in Arkansas City this week.

A. W. Patterson brought in another carload of St. Louis horses, Thursday night.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell will not occupy the office in the rear of No. 33 with Dr. Chapel.

W. W. Brown is off for Kansas City this week, purchasing stock for the holidays.

Fred W. Barrett was up from Ponca Agency Wednesday and registered at the Leland.

Mrs. Spence Miner came down Monday from Winfield to visit relatives and friends.

D. Brunswick came over from Wellington Wednesday to visit the Arcade and his boys.

D. M. Puckett and family, of Kaw Agency, spent the first of the week in Arkansas City.

J. F. McMullen, of Winfield, was down Wednesday attending to some business matters.

J. D. Kenworthy, of Topeka, auditor of the A. T. & S. F., was looking over Arkansas City Monday.

Eli Youngheim was down from Winfield to hold sweet commune with his partner, Joe Finkleburg.

Levy Leaf and family, of Indiana, arrived in our city Tuesday and will make it their future home.

A. McGowan, chief engineer in charge of the water service on the Santa Fe, was in town Wednesday.

Wes Ferguson and wife will make Arkansas Citty their future home. They formerly resided at Otoe Agency.

Superintendent H. R. Nickerson and Roadmaster H. W. Justine, of the Santa Fe, were in our city Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Weatherholt returned home last week from an extended visit to Kentucky and Indiana.

Dr. C. W. Grimes came home from Colorado the first of the week. He reports Colorado dull and plenty of snow.

J. L. Howard and W. A. Nix are each going to have a four room cottage erected on lots in the north part of town.

W. J. Sanders and family, of De Witt, Illinois, moved here the first of the week. Mr. Sanders is a friend of J. M. Moore.

C. M. Scott, and wife, will spend the holidays at Cadiz, Ohio. His two brothers, Rob and Nipp, leave for Europe January 1st.

Miss Etta Barnett will soon retire from the telephone exchange. She will be succeeded by Miss Emma Theaker.

J. W. Heck, who is employed at Independence, came home the first of the week to visit his family. He returned Thursday.

Henry Asp was in town Tuesday. We are informed that Mr. Asp and Hon. Bill Hackney have united in the legal business.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

J. C. Hoyt, of northern Ohio, was in the city this week with

W. J. Willard, of the Geuda News. He is a relative of Mr. Willard.

Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Frank Balyeat, of Elkhart, Indiana, is in the city visiting at the residence of Chas. Hutchins. He will probably remain all winter.

The hunting party consisting of Drs. G. Hart, J. A. Mitchell, Love, Rev. J. O. Campbell, and others returned the first of the week.

J. M. Haworth arrived from Olathe Thursday. Maj. Haworth and Prof. Minthorn left for the Sac and Fox Agency this morning.

A. Traband is on the sick list this week. C. W. Terwilliger presides behind the counters of his tobacco store during his illness.

L. L. Higgins and G. W. Perry, of Topeka, propelled their Apollo forms over our marble paved streets Tuesday and Wednesday.

N. W. Lake, of Leadville, Colorado, has been down visiting at Sac and Fox Agency several days past. He left Wednesday for the north.

Chas. Coombs, of the Wichita Eagle, was down from Wichita, Wednesday. He is moving his household effects there. Charley says the baby can=t talk yet.

Chas. [? M or N or H or W]. Ballard of Indianapolis, Indiana,

L. R. Pentecost, and J. E. Pentecost left on a ten days hunting tour in the territory last Monday.

Dr. F. S. Thomas, an old citizen of Douglass County, has sold out there and come to locate on a farm somewhere in the vicinity of Arkansas City.

Mrs. Dr. Z. Carlisle returned home from Gambier, Ohio, Friday. Will remained there with his uncle, to assist him in attending to his property.

J. Lighter is building a storeroom down on South Summit street, below Alexander & Co.=s lumber yard. He intends putting in a boot and shoe store.

Mr. Stevens, living on the state line south of town, has driven his cattle to Oxford to feed this winter, corn being cheaper and more plentiful there than here.

The Deering Bros., one of Illinois and the other of New Hampshire, are visiting H. P. Farrar this week. One of them has been ill ever since his arrival.

A. Bates and Chas. D. Moore, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, were in the city the first of the week prospecting. They were formerly schoolmates of W. M. Jenkins.

Frank Schiffbauer has been down on Gray Horse several days past, assiting Charlie to arrange the stock. He came home Wednesday. Roads are very bad down that way.

Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Hamilton and daugher, Abbie, of Sedalia, Missouri, arrived in this city last week, intending to spend the winter with Mr. Hamilton=s father, W. J. Hamilton, of Bolton Township.

Dr. H. B. Parsons, instead of having his office over the bank, will have it in the room occupied by H. P. Farrar and family as a residence. Mr. Farrar will in a few days be in his new residence.

Miss Emma Campbell is teaching instead of Miss Abbie Lewis. We stated lat week Miss Edith Heitkam was, but have since learned that we were misinformed.




Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Maj. W. M. Sleeth went to St. Louis yesterday. He will meet Jas. Hill there. We suppose the Major went there on business connected with both the railroad and navigation schemes.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Geo. Shepard, of Galveston, Texas, is here this week visiting Geo. Howard. The two Georges were formerly old friends when they resided down east. Mr. Shepard will remain about two weeks.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

M. M. Parker and E. B. Townsend of Washington, D. C., have been in the city this week. They have been down at Sac and Fox Agency visiting W. R. Pickett. They went north on the Santa Fe Wednesday.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

G. W. Force, a Michigan man, C. W. Caton, and Ben Gardner, of Goshen, Indiana, were in the city this week, prospecting. They visited Chilocco Wednesday ans were Astruck@ with the beauty of the Indian land.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

J. E. Hamilton, the gentleman who will open the notion store in the Stephen=s store room, will move his family here next week from Jacksonville. For a time he will reside in the rear of his business room, having had it fixed up cosily.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

L. L. Higgins, general agent in Kansas for the Washington Life Insurance Company of New York, was in Arkansas City last Thursday loking after the interest of the company. Frank J. Hess was made agent for Arkansas City. Cor. In Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

J. R. Perry, Uriah Spray=s son-in-law, has leased the Sumner house at Wellington. Instead of making Arkansas City his home, he will serve the public with refreshments for the inner man at Sumner=s capital. Mrs. Perry left for Wellington Wednesday.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

The first of the week Dr. Minthorn, of Chilocco school, went to Kansas City to meet his wife, who was on her way here from Forrest Grove, Oregon. Some way the Doctor failed to meet Mrs. Minthorn. She arrived here Tuesday. He returned Wednesday. They are ensconced now at Chilocco.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

J. E. Hamilton, of Jacksonville, Illinois, is in our city. Mr. Hamilton has rented the Stephen=s store room and will open up a notion store as soon as he can get the shelving in place. On his arrival he subscribed for the REPUBLICAN for Reuben Walton, at Jacksonville.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Rev. A. R. Nipp, of Greyson, Kentucky, a brother of Capt. Nipp, is visiting beautiful Cowley. Captain brought him down from Winfield Saturday evening. They called on the REPUBLICAN. Rev. Nipp is pretty well acquainted with this county, having been a constant reader of the REPUBLICAN the last nine months.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

John E. Hamilton and family depart this week for Arkansas City, Kansas, where he will locate. We regret to lose Mr. Hamilton from our city, as he is a worthy, enterprise, and capable young man, but we join with his hosts of friends in wishing him prosperity in his new home and commend him to the people of that section as one who will make a good citizen. Jacksonville, Illinois, Daily Journal.

Mr. Hamilton is the gentleman operating a notion store in Stephen=s store room.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Dr. Minthorn, the new superintendent at the Arkansas City Indian school, has just completed a tour to this and the Wichita Agency, gathering pupils for that school. He was quite successful in his mission at the lower Agency, but here he made no effort to secure children, as these tribes are already well represented at his school. He is a successor of W. J. Hadley as superintendent at Chilocco. Mr. Hadley, although he labored under disadvantages, was a success as a superintendent, and it is to be regretted that he leaves the service. Dr. Minthorn has been five years in the Indian service, possesses much ability, and he will undoubtedly give satisfaction in his new field. For the past two years he has conducted the Forest Grove, Oregon, school, prior to which he spent three years as physician at Ponca Agency, this Territory. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

AHe who steals my purse, steals trash,@ J. W. Hutchison muses thusly. AHe who appropriated my silver watch last Saturday night is a time-piece ahead.@ Bold bad burglars entered Mr. Hutchison=s residence last Saturday night and went through it securing nothing but the above named booty. Mrs. Hutchison saw the burglar in the kitchen and supposed that it was her son, Frank, as he had on a large white hat; therefore, she did not make an alarm. By the time she had addressed Frank several times, reminding him that it was rather late for boys to be out, the burglar opened the door and walked out, and skipped.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.


Judge George T. Walton, of Burden, Cowley County, Kansas, father of Wirt and Tell Walton, has been selected as the editor of the Burden Enterprise.



Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

The Auction Social.

Last Tuesday evening, at the residence of J. L. Huey, the social event of the season occurred. The Presbyterian ladies are renowned for their successful entertainments, but this, the auction social, excelled all others. The weather was somewht inclement, but nevertheless the large residence was filled to its utmost capacity with guests to partake of Mr. and Mrs. Huey=s hospitality. The entertainment of the vast assemblage was begun by a panoramic view of a dream by Frank Hess. Mr. Hess indulged his appetite to too great an extent in mince pies, which caused him to pass into dreamland. As he lay in the arms of Morpheus, several unique, as well as very laughable, scenes were presented to the audience as Mr. Hess performed the role of a gentle deceiver. One scene was where Frank=s thoughts reverted to the laughing darkey who made the pie; finally Mr. Hess was awakened from dreamland, and the guests were then entertained by music and singing. The Chinese song, rendered by Messrs. Hutchison and Grosscup, was justly applauded. Their shadow picture imitations of Chinamen eating rats, resembled the real performance so perfectly that some of the guests= appetites were stayed before supper was announced. The selling of the ladies now occurred. Rev. J. O. Campbell performed in the role of the auctioneer. To say that he was a success hardly expresses it. It sounded somewhat natural to hear his well trained voice crying: AI am offered 95, who will make it $1?@ The auctioneering of the ladies was highly rousing, and the bidding lively. The good natured contest for the lady on sale, made the entertainment more enlivening. The ladies were all masked. The prices ranged from 75 cents up to $7.00, Miss Ida Lowe being the fortunate lady who brought that price. It will be seen by a glance at the list that Geo. W. Cunningham was almost equal to Brigham Young. We always knew George was a great admirer of the ladies, but never thought he had turned Mormon. Appended is the list of the Asold@ ladies and their purchasers, as near as we could obtain them.

Miss Ella Love to E. D. Eddy.

Miss Maggie Sample to G. W. Cunningham.

Miss Ida Lowe to J. L. H. Huey.

Miss Ora Farrar to F. K. Grosscup.

Miss Viola Bishop to F. B. Hutchison.

Miss Mary Love to Dr. S. B. Parsons.

Miss Albertine Maxwell to A. A. Newman.

Miss Alto Maxwell to J. M. Steel.

Miss Hattie Corey to Fred Farrar.

Miss Nellie Nash to Dr. J. A. Mitchell.

Miss Eva Collins to E. L. Kingsbery.

Miss Myrtle Jones to G. W. Cunningham.

Miss Jennie Peterson to Dr. Love.

Miss Lizzie Gatwood to H. Wyckoff.

Miss Liiase [?] Guthrie to Dr. G. H. J. Hart.

Miss Alice Pyburn to R. U. Hess.

Miss Rose Morse to G. W. Cunningham.

Miss Annie Bowen to J. R. L. Adams.

Mrs. Henderson to G. W. Cunningham.

Mrs. Nicholson to J. M. Steele.

Mrs. Geo. Cunningham to Rev. W. H. H. Harris.

Mrs. E. D. Eddy to Ivan Robinson.

Mrs. E. L. Kingsbury to Phil. A. Snyder.


The purchase of a lady entitled the buyer to his supper. The handsome sum of $43.75 was realized in this manner. Mr. Cunningham=s disposal of one of his ladies to her husband for $1--25 cents commission. Songs were rendered by Mrs. Frank Beall, Rev. Harris= two little boys, and others. Good instrumental music was interspersed in the programme. All in all, it was the event of the season.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

DIED. Miss Fannie Shockley died Thursday morning of blood poisoning at the Windsor Hotel. She had been sick for several days. The attending physician informs the REPUBLICAN that her death was caused by her neglect to take the medicine which he left for her. Instead of taking the medicine, she would throw it away or hide it in the bed-clothing. She was employed as a chambermaid at the hotel. Her parents reside in Iowa, but she has relatives living near Arkansas City in the country. Her funeral occurred Thursday afternoon from the Windsor Hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Last week the REPUBLICAN suggested the idea of building the woolen mills at the foot of Summit Street. But a short time after our issue, the owner of the land offered to donate two acres for the sites of the buildings. Our informant did not tell us the name of this enterprising citizen, but whoever he may be, this act is commendable. He realizes the benefit it would be to his property, and is willing to boost this industry along with substantial aid.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

P. Pearson received two carloads of furniture last week for the holiday trade. You may wander from basement to the roof in Peter=s establishment and you will find nothing but furniture, and a handsome stock it is too.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Prospects for a Machine Shop.

John G. Danks, of Cincinnati, Ohio, a director of the Ohio Mechanics Institution, came in on the Santa Fe train Monday. Mr. Danks is looking up a location for a machine shop and foundry. He was shown over town by N. T. Snyder, and was favorably impressed with the advantages of Arkansas City. Mr. Danks is a thorough machinist. He has followed the business all of his life. In the Danks family there are six brothers: all machinists. They desire to locate a shop in Kansas. Three of them will come to this state and three remain there. They are men of capital and we are informed they will ask for nothing more than the site on which to erect their buildings. Tuesday Mr. Danks went to Harper, where he will visit some friends. Next week, he will return here and lay before our citizens a proposition for the building of the machine shop he contemplates. Should Mr. Danks conclude to locate here, the manufactory he proposes building will be the cause of adding several more families to our population.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

The Courier accuses us of being inspired by a Acontemptible spirit@ because of our persistency in requesting that she at least treat Arkansas City squarely and that we are trying to promote discord. You are wrong again, friend Courier. We were inspired by a careful perusal of your columns. Thanks, to the compliment paid to AMessrs. Sleeth, Newman, Matlack, Hill, Huey, Cunningham, Hess, Scott, and a score of others.@ They are deserving of every word. To them may be attributed to a great degree the prosperity of Arkansas City. They have been the life of the city. We will now be content for a time at least for this kind notice.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Thursday evening Louis Tournier, who has been living a secluded life on an island in the Arkansas River about five miles southeast of the city, accidentally shot himself in the left hand. He was de-capping a loaded shell when it went off. It necessitated the amputation of his hand up to his wrist. Dr. Westfall performed the operation, assisted by Dr. Mitchell. The wounded man was taken to the residence of Mr. Tyner, a near neighbor.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Dr. J. W. Sparks related to us one day this week that on the morning of the 20th of September, a little daughter of Mr. McMillen, but 18 months old, while eating some melon, accidentally swallowed a seed, which lodged in her trachea. Until this week it remained there, over three months. She coughed it out the other day and is now getting along nicely. Mr. McMillen resides six miles south of Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Arkansas City has a correspondent in the Wichita Eagle. A. G. L. are his initials. The Eagle typos, in the report of our auction social, got the name of Mrs. J. L. Huey wrong. They had it Heney. Dr. Vawter=s name is Dr. Vanters.


Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.

Constant Chronicles.

Another visitation of beautiful snow Tuesday evening.

Sherman Albert, as agent for the Kansas Organ Company, is doing a profitable business in the western part of the state.

Rev. Edgar Castle preached at Irwin Chapel last Sabbath from the text ALet us be filled with the spirit,@ (unfermented).



A prospective marriage is on the tapis which shall shock the natives of this locality. It will probably take place during the holidays.

Mrs. Nelson Shaw is quite seriously indisposed.

Our post brigade returned from the Nation last Saturday heavily loaded. They outflanked the colored troops nicely, but have no desire to repeat the raid. Sam R=s new Ketchum wagon, however, tried to surrendear him into the hands of the enemy by breaking an axle at a very critical place.

Mrs. Grundy says that Miss Mattie Holland is preparing her bridal trousseau in Dakota in favor of an ex-U. S. Minister to China. Doctor Aleck says it will be his turn as soon as Mattie is out of the way.

It may not be generally known by Chris. Holland=s old friends in this county that he was married in October last at Frederick, Brown County, Dakota. Chris. is doing a land office business in real estate and growing three hundred acres of wheat.

Santa Claus will have Christmas trees at the Methodist Church and Victor schoolhouse.

The Pleasant Valley grange association has concluded to have their stock of merchandise up to our new station, Hackney, instead of Arkansas City.

By the way, our new statiopn is fast assuming proportions. The depot is nearly completed and stock yards in operation. Several businessmen have secured lots on which to erect substantial buildings. V. B. Bartlett puts in the first weighing scales and M. H. Markum receives the first freight for the community in the shape of a carload of corn.

The Page estate is being decorated with a new barn.

Jack Whitson has a pair of curiosities in the shape of white rats with pink eyes. He secured them in Cincinnati while visiting in the east.

Superintendent Fisher is working up a pleasant and interesting Sabbath school in Irwin Chapel. GRAPHITE.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.


Navigation on the Arkansas has stopped for a few days.

A movement is on foot to organize a Knights of Phythias lodge.

For Rent. Two furnished rooms. Enquire of Mrs. J. H. Tituw.

J. R. Punshon received a carload of furniture for the holidays this week.

Jasper Houston shipped six Poland-China hogs to Leavenworth on Tuesday.

R. A. Moore has sold his interest in the second-hand store. The firm is now Biggs & Jones.

The second social ball of the season will be given at Highland Opera House Christmas night by the ladies.

Neff & Henderson have shipped three cars of hogs this week; Ira Barnett one car; and C. W. Condit two cars of sheep.

J. H. Gilva paid G. W. Morton $1,500 for his raw 80 west of town Tuesday. The sale was made by Meigs & Howard.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

The Santa Fe pay car came in Tuesday morning and liquidated their November indebtedness to the employees here.

Arkansas City is a city of the second class now. Registration books will be opened by the city clerk sometime in January.

Arkansas City sends her flour nearly to the Atlantic ocean on the east and way into Arizona and New Mexico in the west.

Messrs. Park & Lewis, Blue and Brown, are off on another hunt this week. They will visit the Oklahoma regions while away.

Wm. Crane sold his house and property in the north part of town Monday to A. D. Prescott. Meigs & Howard=s agency effected the sale.

Hargus & Clark, proprietors of the largest flouring mill at Wellington, made an assignment to John G. Wood=s bank last Monday, for $80,000.

Eld. J. P. Witt will preach at the Christian next Lord=s day at 11 o=clock a.m.

A. W. Patterson cut his hand badly last Sunday night while Afumbling@ with a [TWO WORDS OBSCURED] piece of glass. Dr. G. H. J. Hart dressed the wound.

The railroads at Kansas City have all taken their tickets out of the hands of scalpers. People going east can save money by purchasing tickets at Arkansas City.

F. W. Farrar and J. H. Hilliard have purchased Young [CANNOT READ NAME...LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE CARRALBASSETT], a thoroughbred horse, and will have him here about the first of the year. He is five [CANNOT READ NEXT LINE]. His owner was P. R. Parsell, of Jerseyville, Illinois.

John Landes is again on the sick list. Jovial Frank Beall has to place his broad shoulder to the wheel more forcibly than ever.

A fatal shooting of a soldier occurred at Cheyenne Agency Saturday. The victim was Pat Hanly. He was out hunting and in some manner shot himself in the head.

V. M. Ayers has the lower story of his house complete and has moved in. The cold weather came on though and has prevented further work on Mr. Ayers= commodious residence.

Joe Finkleburg says while this cold snap is on us, he is bound to sell his large stock of winter clothing. He will sell you winter suits at 10 percent discount; overcoats at 15 percent discount.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Latest news from the Oklahomaites is that the boomers are camped down on this side of the Cimarron at the mouth of Stillwater, and the soldiers on the other side with the waters of the Cimarron rolling between. The high waters prevent either from crossing.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Sweeney & Smith have rented the old post office building, remodeled it, putting in new shelving. Their increasing trade demanded it. They were cramped in their other room with their large stock that they had to have more room. They are rustlers.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Mr. E. L. McDowell=s silverware that was purchased for the holiday trade was so slow in getting here tthat he ordered a second bill, and had it sent by express, which arrived Thursday, and makes a splendid display. If the first bill comes at all, he will have by far the largest stock of silver plated ware ever brought to this city.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Rev. J. M. Rich, of Sedgwick, who occupied the M. E. Pulpit last Sabbath, preached two excellent sermons.

The Presbyterian Church will observe Christmas in grand style. Christmas eve a snow house, covered with presents, will be erected. Santa Claus will appear and make a distribution of gifts. Besides, the audience will be entertained by the musical talent of the city. Presents received from 3 to 5 o=clock p.m., the day before Christmas.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

The public schools adjourned yesterday for a two weeks vacation during the holidays. It will convene January 5. The school board has recommended to Prof. J. C. Weir to employ another teacher after the holidays. The board and the professor are working harmoniously together and we believe, if we have not now, we will have the best disciplined school in the state.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

A special to the Wichita Eagle of yesterday from Cheyenne Agency gives the following bid of Oklahoma news.

AMajor Dewees, commander at this post, goes today to the Oklahoma field to view out and to establish a new camp there. A large body of troops will join the forces of Gen. Hatch from Reno, which places the command in Oklahoma in readiness to eject all settlers in however strong a body they may come. A few straggling boomers have already been coming in, not many however, and the military have the field under control.@ [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Friday evening of last week the A. O. U. W.=s elected the following officers.

A. A. Davis, M. W.

D. T. Kitchen, F.

D. L. Sifford, O.

M. J. Capron, Recorder.

F. B. Hutchison, Receiver.

W. P. Wolfe, Financier.

W. J. Gray, Guide.

Geo. Forde, I. W.

J. C. Pickering, O. W.

I. H. Bonsall, Rep. To G. L.

M. N. Sinnott, alt. To G. L.



Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

G. F. Thomas, the gentleman mentioned in the REPUBLICAN last week as being here from Lawrence, purchased the Pierce place, half a mile northwest of town. It contained 73 acres without any improvements and the consideration was $2,500. Mr. Thomas, when he returns here, will start a dairy. He also bought a residence of S. A. Hoffman. J. L. Howard manipulated the sale. Mr. Thomas is an old friend of Amos Walton.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

At the last term of the U. S. Court, the Oklahoma boomers had Tell. W. Walton, of the Caldwell Journal, indicted for arson, claiming he assisted in the burning of the boomer buildings formerly located at Rock Falls. The warrant was placed in Captain O. S. Rarick=s hands last week and Saturday he went over and served it on Mr. Walton. He gave bond in the sum of $1,000 for his appearance at the next term of the U. S. Court at Wichita. [Boomer story had ARarrick@...May be wrong, but think his name is that is what I typed.]


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

We were shown the plans of the new Methodist parsonage, which will soon be erected. It will be 23 x 46 feet, two stories, and handsomely finished. J. K. Hallowell is the architect. By the way we would like to suggest to those desiring any architectural designs to see Mr. Hallowell. He is a splendid architect and we believe will give you entire satisfaction. Work will commence on the parsonage as soon as Rev. Buckner returns from Baltimore.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Geo. Andrews, alias AReddy,@ was arrested last Saturday evening by Capt. Rarick, for stealing two horses from the Osage reservation. Capt. found him asleep at his boarding house and without disturbing his slumbers, slipped a beautiful pair of steel bracelets on his wrists. AReddy@ was considerably surprised when awakened. He was taken before Judge Bonsall and bound over in the sum of $1,000 to appear at the U. S. Court at Wichita. He failed to give bond and Capt. took him up to the county jail.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Last Saturday night the following officers were elected at the

G. A. R. Meeting.

Allen Mowry, P. C.

P. A. Lorry, U. V. C.

P. J. Davis, J. V. C.

S. C. Lindsay, Adjt.

A. A. Davis, Q. M.

C. G. Thompson, Serg.

Harry Lundy, Chap.

H. D. Kellogg, O. D.

John Cook, O. G.

Wm. Kirtley, inside G.

P. H. Franey, outside G.

Allen Mowry and S. C. Lindsay were chosen to represent the Post in the grand encampment of the state when it comes off. It has not yet been decided when and where it will be held.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

The concert given by the Arkansas City Choral Society last Tuesday evening was well received by those present. Owing to the short notice given and the cold weather, the number present was not as large as expected. The entertainment was very good. Arkansas City prides herself on her musical talent. A much better entertainment could have been given by the society if they had taken more time in preparation. A number of pieces were rendered exceptionally well, and showed what they were capable of doing. The quartet composed of Messrs. Campbell, Mowry, Swarts, and Matlack rendered several pieces admirably. The cornet solo with piano accompaniment was given by

J. C. Hoyt and Mrs. Frank Beall, and is worthy of mention.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Some men were in town Wednesday, claiming that they had a $20,000 jewelry stock they wanted to sell. After looking the ground over, they concluded they could not pay $25 per day license. When this city ordinance was enacted by the council, they did a wise thing. We had a dose of a bankrupt sale of clothing, some time ago. It spoiled our home merchants trade almost for this season. Those that bought goods got bit, although at the time they thought they were getting bargains. Our merchants pay their annual taxes, spend their money here, and are deserving a protection from such traveling frauds. It is not just that one of these hawkers come along and take the cream of the trade from our merchants. We commend the council for their protective tariff policy be they Democrats or Republicans.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

A Fat Contract.

Searing & Mead, of an Arkansas City mill, having the richest thing in the country. Some months ago they secured a government contract for several 1,000 pounds of flour for the Indians. This contract was taken on the basis of ninety cents per bushel for wheat. They are now filling the contract with wheat at forty five cents, and are realizing one hundred percent profit on the wheat aside from their profits as figured on the contract. They will be in good shape to start a country newspaper. Winfield Courier.



Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.


R. A. Houghton has taken office room down in the REPUBLICAN office.

Harry Halsell, of Pawnee Agency, was up to see his best girl in this city this week.



Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1884.

Mrs. O. Ingersoll left on Thursday=s train for a short visit with friends in the eastern part of the state.

Miss Viola Bishop is retouching negatives at leisure moments in

J. A. McCormick=s art gallery.

R. E. Grubbs is assisting in the Ridenour & Thompson jewelry establishment through the holidays.

M. C. Copple and family are spending the holidays at Pleasanton, Linn County. He left for that city Thursday.

Miss Emma Faris, one of our school teachers, went home--in the northern part of the state--Wednesday to spend the holidays.

Mrs. David Sidner of Topeka, came down on a visit to the residence of W. L. Aldridge. Mrs. Sidner is the mother of Mrs. Aldridge.

Miss Emily Grosscup, sister to F. R. Grosscup, arrived in our citty last Saturday. She is assisting in A. A. Newman & Co.=s dry goods store.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fee, the parents of Mrs. Ira Barnett, arrived yesterday from Winterset, Iowa, on a visit. They will remain all winter.

S. C. Lindsay went to Parsons Tuesday. He goes there to represent our lodge of Improved Redmen in the organization of a grand council of the state. He returned yesterday.

J. H. Noble, and wife, of Geuda Springs, left on Tuesday=s train for Celina, Ohio, called there by the serious illness of Mrs. Noble=s mother.

Abe Rosenfield came over from Wellington Wednesday to assist in the Arcade while bashful Sam Wile went over to that city to visit his sweetheart.

Mrs. John Alloways, who has been with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Beall, during the past four months, returned to her home in Decatur, Illinois, Wednesday.

Miss Abbie Lewis, one of our school teachers, who was called home by her father=s illness last week, will be at her post again after the holidays. Her home is at Quincy, Illinois.

Mrs. T. R. Wilson, of Winfield, and Mr. Dan Wilson, of Independence, mother and brother of Miss May Wilson, of the Santa Fe, visited Arkansas City Tuesday.

F. A. Burgess, of Emporia, trainmaster on the middle division of the A. T. & S. F., and C. E. Pollock, chief clerk to Supt. Nickerson, came in with Paymaster Moore Tuesday.

Mrs. Lillie Carney and her mother, Mrs. Chamberlain, of Kansas City, are visiting at the residence of Chas. Schiffbauer during the holidays. Mrs. Carney is a sister of Mrs. Schiffbauer.

Will Cavis, of Maysville, Ohio, arrived here the first of the week. He is stopping at Ira Barnett=s residence. Mr. Cavis was here some six years ago on a visit, but this time he came to stay. He will move his family here soon.





Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Miss Anna Meigs will return to Anthony the first of next week to spend the holidays. Miss Anna has been here several months now keeping the abstract books in Meigs & Howard=s office, and her parents at Anthony. Mr. Meigs and family will move to Arkansas City as soon as his business there will permit.



Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Col. J. C. Douglass, the friend of Maj. W. M. Sleeth, spoken of in the REPUBLICAN several issues since as coming to Arkansas City, arrived here yesterday. Col. Douglass was formerly in the newspaper business in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. He came west seeking a new home and for the benefit of his wife=s health. He will remain here several days viewing our city and country, and may decide to locate with us. Mrs. Douglass is stopping at Olathe.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Dr. S. B. Parsons has rooms fitted up in the rear of the Cowley County Bank. Already the doctor has commenced his practice. A number of our people have long desired the homeopathic treatment, and as they learn of Dr. Parsons locating here, they are gratifying their desire as occasion may demand. In a few weeks the doctor will send for his family. For a time he will occupy sleeping apartments adjacent to the office, and take his meals at the hotel, perhaps until spring and if then he finds it as hard work to rent a suitable residence, he will build one.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Maj. W. M. Sleeth and Jas. Hill returned from St. Louis Thursday. They inspected a number of boats for use on the Arkansas, and then came home to report to the Navigation Company. A boat which had been used on the Red River in Texas proved conclusively that a like boat could be used on the Arkansas. It was 18 x 100 feet, with 100 horsepower and drew 12 inches of water. Messrs. Sleeth and Hill thought it was best to be on the safe side and came to the wise conclusion to try a boat of smaller capacity but the same propelling power. A boat drawing ten inches of water and 15 x 75 feet. These gentlemen are going to make sure this time in getting the right kind of a boat; demonstrating that small steamers can be made to pay and then larger ones will be utilized.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

H. P. Chipchase put in four new telephones. At the residence of H. P. Farrar and Dr. H. D. Kellogg. One at Ed. Grady=s lumber yeard, and the other at Ivan Robinson=s coal office.






Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

West Bolton.

We are afraid the winter is not going to be as nice as we had calculated.

BIRTHS. Mr. Jones has a fine girl. Mr. Samuel Kimmel has a fine girl. Sam says it is funny to be called papa.

Our Sabbath school has adjounred for the winter.

We understand that Mr. Keller and H. R. Johnston are in the territory hunting for an antelope. We hope they will catch a deer and pass it around when they return.

The Ohio school is progressing finely under the care of Miss Sena Broadbent.

The farmers are all wearing long faces on the account of such immense taxes.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

The city council convened last Monday evening in the council room. The following is a report of the business transacted.

C. G. Thompson, mayor pro tem, Theo. Fairclo, and A. A. Davis were the members present. Several bills were allowed.

ORDINANCE NO. 126, Entitled an ordinance dividing the city of Arkansas City into wards, and numbering the same. Be it ordained by the mayor and councilmen of the city of Arkansas City.

SECTION FIRST. That the said city and the addition thereto shall be and is hereby divided into wards and numbered as follows, viz:

All that portion of said city and the addition thereto lying east of the central line of Summit Street and north of the central line of Central Avenue in said city, shall constitute a separate ward and shall be known and numbered as the First Ward.

All that portion of said city and the addition thereto lying east of the central line of Summit Street and south of the central line of Central Avenue in said city shall constitute a separate ward and shall be known and numbered as the Second Ward.

All that portion of said city and addition thereto lying west of the central line of Summit Street and south of the central line of Central Avenue, in said city, shall constitute a separate ward and shall be known and numbered as the Third Ward.

All that portion of said city and the addition thereto lying west of the central line of Summit Street and north of the central line of Central Avenue in said city shall constitute a separate ward and shall be known and numbered as the Fourth Ward.

Moved and carried that the salary of the city marshal be increased to $50 per month, and that the appointment of W. D. Johnson as special police be revoked. The council then adjourned.







Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Real Estate Transfers.

The following are the real estate transfers of Arkansas City for December 12 to December 19, as reported by Miss Anna Meigs.

Albert A. Newman and wife and Frank J. Hess to Arial Fairclo,

1 10, b 63, Arkanss City, $375.

A. A. Newman and wife, T. H. McLaughlin and wife, to Arial Fairclo, 1 8, b 63, Arkansas City, $375.

A. A. Newman and wife, T. H. McLaughlin and wife, and Frank J. Hess to Joseph W. And Marlew A. Calhoun, lots 17 to 28 inclusive, B. S. McLaughlins addition to Arkansas City. $1,500.

Harvey S. Lundy and wife to Sarah A. Hoffman, 1 26 and 27, b 98, Arkansas City. $625.

James Hill and wife to Arkansas City Building association, lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, b 165 and lots 3, 4, 5, 6, b 166, Leonard=s addition to Arkansas City. $810.

Jotham M. Godfrey and wife to Wm. Gamel, 1 7 and n hf 1 8, b 46, Arkansas City. $225.

S. P. Channell and wife to T. H. McLaughlin and wife to Wyard E. Gooch and wife, 1 1, b 49, Arkansas City.

John R. Lugin and wife to Wm. Hamber, 1 26, b 32, Arkansas City, $250.

A. A. Newman and wife to John S. Curry, 1 8, b 129, Arkansas City, $35.

Wm. E. Buckman and wife to John F. Daizell 1 22, b 151, Arkansas City, $45.

Wm. M. Sleeth and wife to John S. Curry, 17, b 129, Arkansas City, $35.

Lou Ann Crain and husband to Augustus B. Prescott, 1 15 and 16, b 162, Arkansas City. $800.

Frank J. Hess to R. C. Haywood, 1 8, b 68, Arkansas City, $300.

Wm. Sleeth and wife and H. P. Farrar and wife to Edward L. Kingsbury, 1 8, b 22 [?], Arkansas City, $300.

Benjamin W. Matlack to Wm. Atkinson, 1 23 and 24, b 108, Arkansas City, $450 [?].



Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

AD. O. P. Houghton, at the Green Front, will duplicate any bill of goods bought in Kansas, regardless of cost, in overcoats, clothing, hats, caps, boots, shoes, carpets, and in fact anything in their line. Call and get their prices.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.


Mr. J. V. Hull, Mowry & Sollitt=s prescription clerk, is a druggist of 20 years experience and will prepare your medicines with skill and caution, no danged of mistakes.



Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

BIG AD. Xmas >84. You cannot make a good selection of Christmas Presents without examining McDowell=s stock of Clocks, Watches, Jewelry, Silverware, etc. The assortment is complete in every particular.



The genuine Wm. Rogers= Knives, Forks, Spoons, Etc.

A large variety of Casters, Cake Baskets, Water Pitchers, Fruit, Berry, and Butter Dises, Pickle Castors, Toilet Sets, Card Receivers, Vases, Cups, Napkin Rings, Thimbles, and other Novelties.


Corner Fifth Avenue and Summit Street.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.


Her Business Firms and Their Establishments.

The Holidays are Here and the Republican Indites a Letter to Santa Claus, Telling Him of the City and the Merchants.



Soon we witness the demise of the fruitful year of 1884. By her death 1885 will be born. Already the holiday season, the happiest time on earth--is upon us. When this festive season comes, little hearts as well as big ones, are filled with joy by presents from Santa Claus. To the people of the world who contemplate having a visit from that ever welcome individual and more especially to Santa Claus himself do we desire to present the claims of Arkansas City and her live businessmen on his holiday patronage. That our kind-hearted Kris Kringle may know where, what, and when to buy the magnificent gifts which annually laden his sleigh, we indite him a letter, presenting a brief history of Arkansas City, her businessmen, and their establishments, as seen by a REPUBLICAN representative in his rounds just before the holiday trade opens.

ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS, December 20, 1884.

Santa Claus, Dear Old Friend:

We have met you several holiday seasons in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and last of all in Sunny Kansas. And now once more we are about to greet you. This time in Arkansas City. You will find here a city reaching up to 2,500 inhabitants within its corporate limits. Should our population be increased in numbers as great during 1885 as 1884 we will have 4,700 people by the time you pay your next annual visit. The last year has added 1,200 people to our city. We will be thrice blessed should good fortune favor us thus kindly during the year 1885. Our thriving city is located on the divide between the Arkansas and the Walnut rivers, about three miles from where the latter empties in the former. Thus you will see we are surrounded by broad fertile bottom land--in fact, the most fertile of the world. Four miles south lies the Indian Territory, which is dotted here and there with herds of cattle belonging to stockmen residing there. The trade with the Indian Territory is almost incredible. Having secured the payment of their annuity, the Indians come to Arkansas City to marvel in the sweets of civilization. Thousands of dollars are thus transferred yearly, to the tills of our merchants. Within the radius of two hundred miles, are numerous Indian reservations. White men are stationed at those points as traders. Their agencies annually purchase, from our merchants, thousands of dollars worth of goods. In addition to these, Arkansas City is surrounded by a country whose land is exceedingly fertile. The husbandman, each season, is able to glean from his farm of 160 or 240 acres, one or two thousand of dollars. This agricultural prosperity causes our farmers to rear elegant homes, and affords them all the luxuries they may desire. All these are purchased in Arkansas City, and thus both country and city are growing in wealth. At no distant day, a railroad will be constructed, running from Arkansas City to Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Another undoubtedly will be constructed, running southwest into Texas and New Mexico. From the cotton and sugar fields of the south will come the material to be woven into cloth, and to be manufactured into a purer article, and both will then seek a market in the surrounding states. Thus will be verified the prediction Athat Arkansas City at no very distant day, will be the great distributing point of the west and southwest.@

Our city commenced its career as far back as 1869. The town site was laid out by settlers from Emporia, and three log huts built. This was the then foundation of our now great city. One by one dwellings were erected slowly until our growth demanded better shipping facilities. In 1879 by persistent efforts the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe was induced to extend its line to Arkansas City. Less than 500 people were here then. Since then, we have grown and prospered. But the horizon of our prosperity was not reached until 1882. Passing along her southern boundry from the Arkansas to the Walnut rivers, is a canal, whose water power capacity is unsurpassed in the entire west. This enterprise was inaugurated in 1881, by the Arkansas City Water Power Company, consisting of A. A. Newman, Jas. Hill, W. M. Sleeth, and S. Matlack, and completed in 1882. Immediately three flouring mills sprang up. These are the mills of Landes, Beall & Co., V. M. Ayers, and W. H. Speers. By a widening and deepening of the channel, the volume of water can be made sufficient for any demand that may be desired. Then on the banks of the Walnut, we have Searing & Mead=s. These four mills average the manufacture of about 1,000 barrels per day. The wheat and corn for a radius of forty miles is made into flour here. Thus we have a home market for our farm products. Wheat brings a higher price here than in any other portion of the state.

Another industry will soon be in operation. A stock company with $50,000 capital will build a woolen mill on the canal. This will be completed during the year of 1885, and perhaps a machine shop and foundry will also be constructed.

The latest scheme is to make the Arkansas River navigable. We reprint a former report published in the REPUBLICAN November 19.


AThe scheme of navigating the Arkansas River between this city and Little Rock has proven better than the most sanguine had anticipated. Some two weeks ago a flat boat and crew with Engineer Moorhead in command started down the Arkansas River for the purpose of ascertaining the feasibility of navigating the stream. This was brought about by a desire of cheap freight rates to the south on the flour by our millers. The cruise down the river was easily accomplished, and plenty of water was found all the way. From here to the mouth of the Cimarron River, boats drawing eighteen inches of water can be used. From there on down the water is sufficient to carry any boat that may be utilized. The crew and boat returned Tuesday night and Engineer Moorehead [? FIRST TIME ARTICLE HAS MOORHEAD ?] has sent in his report. On Wednesday the projectors met and talked the matter over. Thursday at another meeting the following directors were elected: Jas. Hill, W. M. Sleeth, C. A. Bliss of Winfield, V. M. Ayers, and C. H. Searing. A charter has been granted in the name of the Arkansas River Navigation company. Thursday morning it was decided by the stockholders to send Jas. Hill and Maj. W. M. Sleeth east for the purpose of purchasing the power boat, and enough lighters to form a fleet. They left on the afternoon train. The flat boats will be built as quickly as possible, capable of carrying thirteen tons of flour each. Messrs. Sleeth and Hill are in the east negotiating for the power boat.

Since the construction of the canal, our boom has been rapid and substantial. About 250 residences and store rooms have been erected since the holidays of 1883 and carpenters are still busy building more. Town property is advancing instead of receding as some predicted. Good houses can be purchased from $500 to $2,000. It is next to an impossibility to rent one. Our real estate agents have at the least calculation on their books some 150 houses which they rent. They inform us if they were agents for as many more, they could find tenants. There is not an empty store room in the city. All are occupied and the merchants doing an excellent business. The Hasie and Commercial block, the largest and handsomest building in the state, is almost complete. Three of the store rooms are already occupied and the remaining two will be as soon as finished. Traveling men inform us that it eclipses any building outside of Kansas City. The frontage of the block is 128 feet; the depth 132 feet; and four stories high. There are three business rooms 25 x 132 feet, and one 50 x 132 feet. The upstairs portion of this block would afford superior advantages for a hotel.

We have numerous church denominations. As a rule our citizens are a church-going people. The Presbyterians, the United Presbyterians, the Methodists, the Free Methodists, the Christians, and the Baptists have each a house of worship. Our school facilities are unequalled. Two large buildings accommodate the 900 pupils of this district.

The Central school building is just completed. It is a large stone structure. The east building is of brick. Prof. J. C. Weir is the superintendent, and, friend Santa, if you desire to know anything about the good boys and girls, pen a few lines to him at Arkansas City.

Now, we will make a few remarks about the climate and water and then perhaps you will know enough of Arkansas City to wish to learn something of her merchants. The climate is mild; winter commences seldom until December 20, and rarely lasts longer than February 15. The air has proven very beneficial to persons afflicted with lung diseases. The healthfulness of the country is fully equal to any new country known.

The water obtained here is superior to any in Kansas. It is obtainable at the depth of 15 to 40 feet. It is pure crystal water, known only in the Arkansas valley. The alkali taste is not in the slightest degree noticeable, which is a peculiarity to the water in most portions of the state.

Now that we have told you of our city, we present to you our business firms and their establishments.


is the proprietor of the Arcade Clothing house. The Arcade is located in the north room of the Commercial block. Several months ago Mr. Brunswick=s attention was attracted to Arkansas City by her wonderful growth. He came here and investigated and was so thoroughly convinced of the town=s great future that he invested his idle capital--some $40,000--in the Arcade. Mr. Brunswick is a thorough businessman and is up to the times. He never misses a chance when one is offered to benefit his customers. He saw an opening here for a first-class clothing house, and has established it. Last October he opened up the Arcade. The time of opening was a gala day. People for miles around came and visited the Arcade, and were agreeably surprised at the immensity of the enterprise. They did not expect to have their eyes behold a store-room 132 feet deep by 25 feet in width, equipped with patent shelving on both sides of the room and it loaded up to the seventeen foot ceilings with a well selected stock. In addition, some sixty table counters serve to pile a portion of their clothing on. As you enter the door of the Arcade, your eyes are greeted with beautiful visions of gent=s furnishing goods on one side and hats and caps on the other. A cheerful and courteous salutation reaches your ears either from Sam Wile or Albert Levy, the managers. Always on the alert, ready to accommodate you and sell you clothing at one price to all. No discretion is made at the Arcade between the rich or poor, plebian or yeomanry, but all are treated alike. The prices are marked on the goods. No deviation is allowed by Mr. Brunswick. He buys such large quantities of clothing, paying the cash therefor, that he is enabled to sell it cheaper than any of his competitors. He attaches such a small advance to the cost mark of his clothing that his competitors wonder how he can afford to carry on business. But he does it and with profit to himself and his customers. For the holidays Mr. Brunswick has provided the Arcade with hundreds of different styles of overcoats from $2.50 up to the costliest. Since the cold snap set in, Mr. Brunswick ordered a Amark down@ on these goods. The man of a large family of boys can now purchase each a new overcoat and still have means left to defray the other Christmas festivities. We are glad to say many are availing themselves of the benefit of Mr. Brunswick=s generosity. Overcoats are not all that is displayed at the Arcade. In addition, beautiful silk handkerchiefs, gloves, mits, the handsomest neckties we ever saw in a showcase, slippers, boots, shoes, trunks, valises, etc. This is not one-half. Go and see the boys at the Arcade even if you do not make any purchases. In the evening when the Arcade is lighted up, it is a marvel of beauty. Their numerous large electric lamps, placed in various parts of the room, give out a light almost equal to the radiancy of the sun. The laborer can get just as good a bargain at the Arcade at night as in the daytime. The room is well lighted for this purpose. Before closing our eulogy on the Arcade, we desire to pay a compliment to the managers, Sam Wile and Albert Levy, for their beautifully adorned show-windows and their civility to customers. Every article has a place, and it is always found there. Messrs. Wile and Levy can instantly set their hands on it. Customers do not grow impatient at waiting for the clerks to look up what they want. Call for what you want and you get it immediately at the Arcade. Coming to Arkansas City a few months ago as strangers, they by their gentlemanly bearing and business qualifications now count their friends by the score. Don=t forget the Arcade in your holiday rounds.


This well known institution was founded by John Kroenert in 1878 with Kroenert & Woods as proprietors. Early in 1879 Mr. Kroenert purchased Mr. Woods= interest, and formed a partnership with F. O. [? NOT SURE OF INITIALS...AT BOTTOM OF COLUMN] Austin, who was traveling for a wholesale house in Leavenworth. Messrs. Kroenert & Austin, by reason of their long experience in business and large trade, know just exactly what to buy to please the patronizing public. The Diamond Front is one of THE institutions of Arkansas City. In fact, it is a bona fide Arkansas City child. Starting in with a small business and as Arkansas City and surrounding country have grown, so has the Diamond Front=s fame spread. Today her head is high among the leading institutions of our town. There is nothing in the line of staple and fancy groceries, and provisions, which it does not keep, and it fills all orders with great promptness and the most satisfactory manner. It is always important in the holiday season, if not at other times, to know where to get just what is needed in preparing the feast expected of such a time, and in this respect the Diamond Front may be regarded as a public benefactor. Messrs. Kroenert & Austin take great pride in keeping up their stock to a high standard, and in consequence are handsomely rewarded by a lucrative trade. A fine stock of candies, not that which is composed of paint and clay, but the real genuine article, which is as healthful as it is good, is now displayed for the holidays. Nuts, of all kinds, sufficient to supply every social gathering in the county. The Diamond Front is also becoming renowned for her large wholesale trade; it extends for miles in the surrounding country, and the merchants located at the many different trading posts in the Indian Territory all recognize the Diamond Front as one of the leading wholesale grocery houses of our city. The promptness, the attention, the civility shown to their customers, be they rich or poor, by the proprietors of the Diamond Front is noticeable. Courteous to one and all, they make the Diamond Front a popular resort. Hand in hand the Diamond Front and Arkansas City march along the path of time. Each an advertisement of the other. Mention the name of one and the other will be sure to follow. The present quarters are becoming too small for the mammoth business of this establishment. We hope these gentlemen will get their business erected by spring and thus give them a better chance to show their enterprise. It wouldn=t surprise us if in a few years, Messrs. Kroenert & Austin were at the head of the leading wholesale house in Southern Kansas. As yet they are comparatively young men. Just in the prime of life and have years of labor before them. We are proud of the Diamond Front. Long may its front glitter with Diamonds.


The holidays have come and they caught these gentlemen just as we expected--with the largest and handsomest stock of holiday goods in the city. No other firm displays as large a line of goods as they. This house is fully equipped for the large holiday trade which its proprietors had anticipated and have commenced realizing. Extra shelving, and a mammoth double deck holiday table was created on which to display their stock. Judging by the large quantity of holiday goods, one would suppose Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt were running a wholesale house. They are slashing right and left on their stock this year. They bought them for the benefit of their customes and they are bound to sell them. Penniless we wandered into this elysium of holiday goods viewing them at a distance, but when informed of the low prices, our arms hungered to be burdened with some of the beautiful things which we saw. There were all kinds of toys for the children, beautiful plush photo albums suited to adorn the center table of any parlor, hanging lamps that would cause any wife to love her husband ten-fold more on receiving one for a present, handsome work baskets, boys, that would make your sweethearts smile on you sweetly for a decade, elegant solid china mustache cups, girls, to protect the boys= mustache during its rise and fall, some of the most unique vases, toilet sets, perfumery cases, and a thousand and one other aticles suitable for making presents. Do not think for an instant that Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt will neglect their drug trade by the rush for holiday presents. They are fully prepared to meet this exigency. Lately they secured the valuable services of Mr. J. F. Hull, a druggist of twenty years experience. No fears need be entertained of a mistake when Mr. Hull compounds your prescription. Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt are also both experienced druggists. Each have spent almost a lifetime at the business. By the way, something almost slipped our memory. They also have in stock a large assortment of books. Read! Educate! Is the popular cry. A man cannot remain in ignorance all of his life, so if he desires to be learned, he should educate his mind by reading. Therefore, the question naturally arises, what shall I read? This is easily decided by going and looking through Mowry & Sollitt=s mammoth stock of books consisting of poems, and other books, both of history and fiction. Vist them and you will find that half has not been told you.


Here extensive preparations have been made for the holiday trade. Goods have been arriving almost daily for the past month. Nothing is more popular among the ladies for a present than jewelry. This fact inspires their gentlemen friends with the idea of a gift of some kind of a jewelry ornament. Superb gold watches and chains fit to grace a queen are plentifully displayed in their handsome show cases. Beautiful finger rings, necklaces, brooches, and other ornaments suitable for a present to your sweetheart, wife, mother, sister, or daughter. For the gentlemen they have rings, watches, clocks, charms, chains, etc. For Young America they have the best thing on earth as a reminder of the time to go to school--The Rockford watch. It keeps the correct time. You need have no fear of your son being tardy at school, provided he has a Rockford movement watch. Now is the time to buy one and at Ridenour & Thompson=s is the place to make the purchase. There is silverware in superabundance on their shelves. Table cutlery, spoons, castors, card-receivers, that makes the eyes of the spectator glisten with pleasure by their wonderous beauty. Located in the mammoth new store room of the post office, they have a splendid opportunity to show their stock to an advantage. One whole side of the room--some 100 feet--is occupied with their goods. The same distance is occupied by their handsome show-cases, seventeen inches in the clear. They are filled chock full of jewelry. Now a few good words for the proprietors and we will pass on. The REPUBLICAN never tires of saying good words for such good-natured, courteous gentlemen. Jas. Ridenour, the senior member, has been in the jewelry business over eight years in Arkansas City. Jim, as he is familiarly known, is so jolly that it is really a pleasure to buy a big bill of goods from him. You feel when you get through with him that you could pay twice the sum demanded for the goods. Will Thompson is an Arkansas City boy. All know him to be a man of sterling worth to any community. Rather quiet, but sociable, he is quite a favorite among their patrons, especially the ladies. All of the above facts combined, we predict a large holiday trade for Ridenour & Thompson.


The ready made clothing business has been revolutionized in Arkansas City and vicinity by this house. The firm is able to offer unusual inducements to purchasers, and its system is such that it is now possible for a man with a slim purse to secure a neat-fitting and durable suit of clothing. At the same time there are more expensive goods for those who are able or inclined to spend more money. It is a mammoth stock, embracing every variety of style, quality, and material, and size from the little boy of three years, to the well matured and full-grown man of six feet seven, weighing three hundred pounds or more. It is a great relief to overworked mothers to be able to buy ready made suits for the romping urchins, as it take a burden off them which sometimes, when added to their other numerous duties, becomes too heavy to be borne with equanimity. Overcoats are being sold at cost during the holidays. Gloves, boots, and shoes, hats and caps, neck-ties, suspenders, shirts, underwear, trunks, overalls, notions, and everything else sold at reasonable prices. The firm is composed of Eli Youngheim and Joe Finkleberg; the latter being the manager. Although located in our city but a few months as stated above this firm has created a revolution. Joe has become so well-acquainted that hundreds of customers grasp him by the hand daily, and the little children run to him with upturned faces for his greeting kiss, when they visit his store. Kind, sociable, honest, and upright, Joe is respected by everyone.


This is the name of our 4-eyed, jolly, whole-souled hardware merchant. He was born on the shores of Lake Erie several years ago, and at an early age he mastered the tinsmith trade. After the war he drifted westward. For a number of years he was in the hardware and implement business in Missouri. Mr. Miller has encountered many reverses in life and has surmounted all, at one time losing all earthly possessions except a three-cent postage stamp. But by his indomitable will, his sterling qualities, and his quiet, unassuming Aget there Eli@ and bound to succeed spirit, has kept climbing up the ladder round by round, until he is nearing the topmost. He came to Kansas in 1878, landing at Wichita. In 1881 Mr. Miller decided that Arkansas City was destined to be the metropolis of the southwest at no distant day, and accordingly cast his lot here. In that year he founded his present mammoth establishment in a little room 16 x 18. He worked day and night, pounding tin, with a determination to win the esteem of everybody and their money by fair dealings. His efforts have been crowned with success. By his persistency, he has won the esteem of all. But more than all, a happy home and a good paying business--his mammoth hardware establishment, second to none. Mr. Miller handles everything in the way of hardware stores, tinware, and house furnishing goods. Three first-class tinsmiths are employed the year round to do the tin work on the many fine residences that grace our beautiful city and county. He has not been neglectful of the holiday season. He has for presents toilet sets, a fine line of silver-plated teapots, the largest and best selected stock of pocket cutlery in the city, a handsome stock of silverware, and last of all but not least the universal Base-Burner stove. Surprise your family with one of these elegant heaters and make your home pleasant. We can consistently recommend to the generous public, when wanting anything in this line, to go and see G. W. Miller, and he will give you a square deal.


are the proprietors of the lumber yard on South Summit Street. This is the firm of which we are all proud. Coming here but a few short months, Mr. A. V. Alexander has worked up a patronage in the lumber trade second to no other yard in the city. He handles the best lumber the market affords, selling it at but a slight advance. He treats everyone so politely that the first thing you realize after entering his sanctum at the lumber yard is that you have purchased a bill of lumber for your house. Since making his home in Arkansas City, Mr. Alexander has been prominently connected with all the public enterprises which would be of benefit to our town. Of the Arkansas City Building Association, Mr. Alexander is the secretary. This association has been one of the prime factors in the up-building of the south part of the town. The five handsome cottages which this association erected some time ago was the nucleus for the erection of other buildings. Property has advanced in that neighborhood and it has been principally through the instrumentality of Mr. Alexander, but we are afraid we are digressing from their lumber yard business, and yet we cannot help mentioning these facts when a man is so deserving. But to return. What Arkansas City has needed for a long time is a lumber yard that would supply our citizens with a good quality of lumber at a reasonable figure. Since the opening of this yard, over 200 houses have been erected. Alexander & Co., have assisted in their building. They have aided the poor man with a small sum of money in getting cheaper lumber, thus allowing them to build a home for their family and little ones. Our limited space will not allow us to do this firm the justice which we desire. Among the first in all of the public enterprises, Mr. Alexander is a valuable citizen and as such we recommend him to the public.

P.S. You can make orders by telephone at this yard.


are the proprietors of one of the leading wholesale and retail grocery and queensware establishments in the city. It is located in the south room under the Highland Hall. F. B. Hutchison is the manager. By his long residence in the territory before engaging in business, Frank formed many acquaintances and made lifetime friends, both among the noble redmen and the many mcerchants located at the differnt Indian trading posts. He now enjoys the fruits of his territorial residence. When in Arkansas City these traders call at J. W. Hutchison & Sons= store for Frank to figure on a bill of goods. Now, this is his especial delight. If there is anything in which Frank excels, it is in figuring on a bill of goods. He never fails to maie the sale. Any time you may drop into their establishment, you are likely to see Frank busily engaged in various girations before ASpotted Tail,@ ABig Alex,@ or some other Indian. This habit was also acquired while in the territory. He enjoys a large and lucrative Indian trade. Especially for the holiday trade, Messrs. Hutchison & Sons have laid in a magnificent stock of queensware and glassware. Throw away your old cracked dishes, do not keep them stuck together any longer with glue, but make your table shine with splendor, by purchasing a new outfit of J. W. Hutchison & Sons. An old adage says the way to reach a man=s heart is by way of his stomach. In order to do this, you must have the dinner table looking neat and inviting. Hanging lamps, mustache cups, dishes and pitchers in endless variety. A specialty made of Hutchison=s Darling cigar. Wives, a box of them would make a splendid present for your husband. On staple and fancy groceries, Messrs. Hutchison & Sons are offering extraordinary inducements during the holiday season.


is Arkansas City=s leading merchant tailor. Mr. Heitkam came here last Spring. Since then he has worked up a wonderful trade. He is a young man and is full of enterprise. The weather and the season are both suggestive of a new suit of clothing. It is poor economy to go badly clothed, and ill-fitting garments are an abomination both to the wearer and the beholder. A man always feels more like being a christian when he knows that he is making a good appearance. This being true, consider what Mr. Heitkam has done for the benefit of his fellow citizens in this part of the moral vineyard. Those who pass from under his skillful hands have assurance that they are presentable, in whatever company they may be thrown, be it Kings, Queens, or Presidents, and this consciousness gives them an ease of bearing, which adds greatly to their dignity and captivating appearance, essentials particularly requisite in young men who wish to make a favorable impression upon the opposite sex. You can obtain of Mr. Heitkam besides a neat fitting suit everything in the gent=s furnishing line. Neck-ties, collars, cuffs, pins, shirts, underwear, etc., are all obtainable here. He has all of the new styles of pantings and suits. Mr. Heitkam=s store is so advantageoulsy situated that he keeps a first-class tailoring establishment. He invites the gentlemen of Cowley and adjoining counties to examine his goods and leave orders for suits. He is satisfied that they will be both pleased and benefited. He is continually adding new goods, therefore any selection you may make of him will not be out of style after the first wearing.


are the proprietors of the lower stone flouring mill on the canal. This mill was built during 1883. The building is five stories high, all of stone. It cost some $65,000, for machinery and building. About $55,000 capital is required to keep this huge piece of machinery in operation. It is the flouring mill of the southwest. An average daily run of 250 barrels of flour is turned out. The Crescent Patent is their leading brand. The Morning Star is the favorite, and the third brand is Old Gold. As to the merits of these different grades of flour, the large wholesale trade carried on by Messrs. Landes, Beall & Co., simply testifies. Daily they make large shipments to the west and southwest: Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, and many other states are supplied with flour by the mill. Owing to their large southern trade, the demand for lower frieght rates to that region has caused these gentlemen to enter prominently in the scheme of navigating the Arkansas Rriver between here and Little Rock. Should the height of their ambition be reached and a line of steamers be kept constantly plying between the two above named points, then their southern wholesale trade will be increased three fold. This firm alone averages shipments of 200 barrels of flour per day, and as the demand for their flour grows, so will the firm of Landes, Beall & Co., increase their facilities for making it. They are men of enterprise and will succeed when others fail. To the world at large, the REPUBLICAN cheerfully recommends this firm and their flour.


One of our best businessmen in the city is Geo. W. Cunningham. In the make-up of Arkansas City=s list of businessmen, Mr. Cunningham is near the top. He is an implement dealer. His establishement is the largest of this kind in Arkansas City. It is a double-room, two-story brick. It is filled already with implements, wagons, buggies, windmills, corn shellers, etc. He handles nothing but the best goods. For enterprise Mr. Cunningham is not surpassed in Southern Kansas. There are a few weeks in the year that the implement business lags, but a visit to Mr. Cunningham=s establishment would never have divulged that fact. Words of commendation from us of Mr. Cunningham are almost useless, for who is it of our farmer friends that are not well acquainted with the above gentleman; but we would like to whisper a few words into your ear, toilers of the soil. Mr. Cunningham is making greater preparations accordingly. He handles the boss line of cultivators, plows, rakes, and other farm implements. His line of wagons for general use are second to none. All the above facts coupled with his great popularity with the patronizing public, appears to make his store room the center of attraction for people who desire anything in the implement line.


are the proprietors of the leading boot and shoe house in Arkansas City. The ladies will be delighted to learn that Mr. Brown has just returned from the east with a stock of shoes and slippers, especially for the holiday trade that will make their beautiful eyes glisten with pleasure. A neat fitting shoe or slipper is the ladies= delight. It will not be the fault of Messrs. Brown & Pell that all the ladies are not re-shod during the holidays at their establishment. Nor have they been unmindful of the wants of the gentlemen and boys. All the leading manufacturers are represented. Fine boots and shoes they take pride in having constantly in stock. For heavier wear they have coarser stock. They flatter themselves that they have the best selected stock of boots and shoes of any house in the city. They handle boots and shoes exclusively. Their attention is not detracted from this line of business by any other branch. As the holidays are generally accompanied by a cold wave, they have laid in a mammoth stock of overshoes, especially for this season. They can save you 50 percent on all goods purchased of them. Should they fail in fitting you out of their stock, they can easily manufacture what you desire. Give them a call and take our word for it they will please you.


are the proprietors of the Arkansas City gun-shop. Work guaranteed.


is the latest acquisition to the City in the drug line. He came from Indiana several months ago and concluded to open up a first class drug store. He is one of those energetic Hoosiers who can never rest but are always rustling their business. Since the opening up of his store, he has been doing an excellent business. At the rear of his room he has partitioned off an office for Dr. E. Y. Baker, who will assist him in the drug business during the leisure hours of his practice. Mr. Steinberger has an exceedingly large prescription case filled with the purest of drugs. His stock is all new and fresh. It has not been on the shelves for months. For the holidays he will have a large stock of confections, just received. He handles none but the best brands of cigars. Tobacco he has plenty and if variety is spice, you can find both at this drug store. Combined with his drug stock, Mr. Steinberger has a fine line of pocket cutlery, nickle-plated shears, silver spoons, knives and forks, and revolvers which he will sell at a bargain. He desires to close them out at a bargain in order to make room for his new drug stock which he has arriving daily. He also carries the best brands of razors in the market. You will find his room on South Summit Street near the skating rink.


Proprietors of the City Book Store, will greet you this season with the handsomest line of holiday goods in Kansas. S. P. Gould commenced his career as a book dealer in 1883. His business increased so much that a partner became necessary. Several months ago N. T. Snyder associated himself with Mr. Gould. By the partnership the stock was about tribled. Now their shelves and display tables are creaking with the load of beautiful things for the holidays. There are albums that will be an acquisition to the centre table of any parlor. Books of poems of all the principal authors. Histories, works of fiction. Writing desks. Boxes of fancy stationery, Paper knives, Sewing baskets, Cigar cases, Perfumery, Lamps. This is only a partial enumeration, and to these are added vases, harmonicas, toys, pictures, scrap-books, and many minor articles which we cannot mention on account of our limited space. We have often heard of Paradise Lost, but if you will step into Gould & Snyder=s book store, you will have it found.


What is there more appropriate for a present at this season of the year than a handsome parlor set, bed room suit, or something that is substantial, besides beautifying your home. For the holidays Mr. Pearson has received almost three carloads of furniture. He buys directly from the manufacturer and pays spot cash. In this way he is enabled to sell goods cheaper than anyone else. Mr. Pearson has been in the furniture business for a long time in Arkansas City. His present establishment is growing entirely too small for his increasing patronage. He has the basement chockfull, the business room so full that you cannot turn around without jostling against furniture, and the upstairs so full that you are unable to get your head in the doorway. All this furniture Mr. Pearson has purchased for his customers during the holidays and mark our words, Peter will get rid of it and don=t you forget it. Pictures he has in endless variety, and everything in a first-class furniture store. Kind readers, you cannot afford to allow the holidays to pass by without visiting Peter Pearson=s furniture store.


The quiet and gentlemanly proprietor of the Green Front is the oldest dry goods merchant in Arkansas City. For fourteen long years, Mr. Houghton has handled dry goods here; no one now can show a longer continuous business in the place than he. And what he doesn=t know about the dry goods business is not worth knowing. He knows where and what to buy and how to sell. As the city has increased in population and wealth, so has Mr. Houghton=s trade grown. He has become a permanent fixture in Arkansas City=s circle of businessmen and it would be an impossibility to do without him. Located in one of the most prominent places, first door north of Cowley County Bank, every man, woman, and child knows where to find him. For the holidays he is offering superior inducements in dry goods, carpets, ladies= wraps, boots and shoes, notions, etc. Something that will be of use to you as well as ornamental is what you should buy to make presents during the holidays and the Green Front is the place to make your purchases. You will be deftly waited on by Mr. Houghton or any of his corps of assistants.


is the youthful artist who has lately leased Mrs. D. W. Stevens= art gallery. There is one thing which is welcome in every household, and that is the picture of a friend. Though absent in flesh, the counterfeit presentment keeps his memory bright and fresh in our minds. What a comfort it is to open the album and look upon the portraits of those whom we cannot have with us! Without the modern art gallery, the most of us would be denied this satisfaction. The gentleman mentioned above takes pride in granting your friends this satisfaction. His works are his recommendations. A glance at his samples will convince you, as an artist, he ranks second to none in the state.


Here is a large and well-selected stock of almost everything pertaining to a lady=s wardrobe--hats, trimmings, laces, handkerchiefs, collars, ribbons of every shade, Jersey caps, embroidery, silks, and notions of every kind. The winter season is almost over and special bargains are offered her in hats, saxony yarns, zephers, etc., at the City Millinery. It is the ladies= paradise. Stamping done on short notice. Mrs. May Huyck is the lady who presides over the City Millinery and she is adept in the art of making ladies look beautiful under their head-gear.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

NO. 33,

located in Newman=s corner brick, is one of the neatest arranged drug stores in the state of Kansas. It will not do to pass by this house in search for presents. No. 33 has a splendid selected stock of goods. It affords the gentlemenly proprietors much pleasure to be able to supply their customers with a superior class of goods. There are odor and dressing cases, plush mirrors, pocket-books, albums, writing desks, vases, lamps, cologne sets, ink stands, and various other articles suitable for a present. Their holiday goods consists of presents that are useful as well as ornamental. A lady or gentleman can easily find a present at No. 33 that will suit the taste of the most fastidious. Dr. H. D. Kellogg and L. V. Coombs are the gentlemanly proprietors. Messrs. Kellogg & Cooms are so well known to our readers that it is almost unnecessary for the REPUBLICAN to endorse them. They have been in the business so long, especially the senior member of the firm. Call and examine the stock of No. 33 and you will discover that we have not told the one-tenth part. You will find it a pleasure as well as a benefit to stop at No. 33.


was built about three years ago by Mr. V. M. Ayers. He is the pioneer in the mill business on the canal. He was the first to utilize Arkansas City=s water power. He erected first a combination mill of burrs and rolls and had a capacity of 125 barrels. Lately owing to his brisk trade, he enlarged and remodelled his mill into the complete roller system, including all the latest improvements. By this improvement the capacity of the Canal Roller Mills was almost doubled. They now rank with the best flouring mills of the state. Their new facilities also created a better grade of flour, and now they are turning out flour second to none manufactured in the southwest. Mr. Ayers= leading brands are Roller Patent, Venus or Half Patent, and Zenith. As the result of Mr. Ayers making these grades of flour, it has given him a name in the principal cities of Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, and the Indian Territory, as being one of the leading millers in the southwest. In these states he does a mammoth wholesale business.


Edward Grady, proprietor, is still in the ring, not in the least disfigured by having so much competition in the lumber trade. The sale of building material in this community the past year has been very large and he has sold his share. During the dull season this yard has done a thriving business. This lumber yard is now chockfull of all kinds of builders= material, and of the best quality. He does not make a big blow about the amount of business done in the days gone by, but generally rolls over into the new year by having disposed of many thousands of dollars worth of material between the first and last day. Mr. Grady=s customers have learned that he always gives them the benefit of the very lowest prices possible, and after the first transaction, they always Acome again.@ Lately he has added coal to his lumber business, owing to the incessant demand of his customers for that article. Mr. Grady is business and is well recompensed for his efforts to please his customers.


is the proprietor of the Aold reliable@ harness shop of Arkansas City. He has been tried by the citizens of this community and found not wanting. He came here a number of years ago to make our town his home. Since then he has built up a lucrative trade. He has a large stock of harness, saddles, bridles, whips, spurs, etc.; in fact, his room is so full of stock that it is almost impossible to turn around. His room is much too small to accommodate his wants and his customers. Mr. Houghton does not try to build up his trade by tearing someone else=s down; nor does he make a great ado but proceeds quietly along in the even tenor of his way, making friends and augmenting his trade. He is busy now preparing for next season=s custom for which he will make a lively competition. A man among men is T. R. Houghton and this fact haas been discovered by his customers and they stay with him.


Among the latest but by no means less important of our business establishments is that of E. L. McDowell, the jeweler. He came out here last spring to take charge of the jewelry establishment of Fitch & Barron=s store, but is so well pleased with the country and the kind treatment he has received at the hands of the people of this place, that he has decided to locate permanently, and accordingly rented part of Kellogg & Coombs= room December 1, where he has displayed a very fine stock of clocks, watches, jewelry, etc. Mr. McDowell learned his trade in the east and is a practical workman, and having had experience in both the wholesale and retail jewelry trade, is enabled to keep up with the times. He hopes by fair and honest dealings to gain a foothold among us, and we wish him success. He has a handsome line of holiday goods.


Mr. Bonsall is the oldest and the best known photographer in Arkansas City. He was a citizen here long before we knew of this beautiful town. He served during the war as a U. S. Government photographer with credit to himself and profession. In the art of picture taking, he has had more experience than any artist in Cowley County. His gallery is furnished with all the modern fixtures, the latest improved camera, and he never fails to produce an exact likeness of his subject. There is nothing nicer for a distant friend than your photograph and Judge Bonsall is the artist to take it. Geins, photos, cabinets, and panel pictures especially. Mr. Bonsall is also U. S. Circuit Court Commissioner for this district.

[Geins??? THAT IS WHAT THEY HAD!???]


is the place to get a lunch or a square meal. Stedman Bros, are the proprietors. Cigars, canned goods, cider, etc., can be obtained here. Fresh oysters received daily and gotten up in first-class style.


extends to his many friends and customers a hearty welcome, and desires to tender you his sincere thanks for your past liberal patronage and hope by fair and honest dealing to merit your confidence and support in the future; confident that thereby we may be mutually benefitted. He is determined to keep a full and complete stock of everything kept in a first-clas furniture store. Buying his goods of the most reliable eastern firms, he can offer them to his customers, feeling that they speak for themselves as to quality and beauty. It is not his custom to try and build up a trade by running down goods bought of other parties, but by fair and honest dealing. Again extending his thanks for your kind and liberal patronage, he wishes you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


Mr. Kirkpatrick is the proprietor of a neat grocery and bakery combined. Now a bakery during the holidays is especially needed to prepare the many good things designed for the numerous festive gatherings. Here is the place to supply this want. He has a Noal [?] baker, who thoroughly understands his business. Mr. Kirkpatrick always keeps on hand an ample stock of staple and fancy groceries and during 1885 he proposes to furnish the larders of many families in this vicinity. The report noised around and strengthened by publication that Mr. Kirkpatrick was going to retire from business is untrue. He intends to be a giant of usefulness to the public the remaining years of his life in furnishing their groceries and the products of the oven.


is the proprietor of one of the leading agricultural implement establishments in Arkansas City. He occupies Benedict & Owen=s old stand and is successor to them in the implement business. Mr. Means is a young and energetic businessman, and if his opening trade is an indication of what his trade will be when it has reached its maturity, he will do twice the business of his predecessors. All the latest improved farming machinery he has for sale. Pumps, windmills, corn shellers, wagons, buggies, garden and grass seed, gas supplies, etc., fills his store room to repletion. Possessed of the vim and energy which Mr. Means has, we have no fear but what he will create a vast amount of rustling among his competitors.


The proprietors of the Notion Store is headquarters for Santa Claus. They are not exactly Santa Claus themselves, but they love to gladden the hearts of everyone. Toys of every description for the children, vases, toilet sets for the girls and boys, sewing machines for the mother, musical instruments for the family. In fact, there is nothing usually kept in a first-class notion store that they are not displaying for the holidays. At present they are closing out their dry goods at greatly reduced rates. Everything to please you will be found in this establishment arranged neatly and at prices to suit the times.


with Ivan Robinson as proprietor. For a long time our town has felt the want of a coal yard. Mr. Robinson, on his own responsibility, came down from Winfield a few weeks ago and opened up a first-class yard. He has risked his capital in the investment and we are glad to see that our citizens are not backward in showing their appreciation of Mr. Robinson=s enterprise. They welcome him so warmly that already his business has reached such proportions as to require an assistant. You can get all kinds of coal of Mr. Robinson at any time. He keeps some ten carloads in stock.


is the aesthetic knight of the razor who presides in the parlors of the Red Front tonsorial palace. Homer is king and reigns supreme and his subjects must bow down for mercy. But avaunt with nonsense and tell the truth. To our notion Mr. Deets is the easiest shaving barber in Arkansas City. He is ably assisted by Sir Knight Peecher. The shop is kept clean, which is a great item in barbering. Shampooing, sea foams, and hair cutting a specialty. Bath rooms in connection. Warm, cold, or shower baths given.


Mr. Eddy has a good selected stock for the holiday trade. There are toilet sets, dressing cases, pocket books, albums, vases, and a variety of other articles calculated to please. He has a novelty in the way of Pampas grass and bouquets made of winter flowers. They are immense for holiday decorations. Mr. Eddy is an old citizen here and has been in the drug business a number of years. The holiday season has always found him ready for business and he is not lacking this time.


This is the appellation of a new real estate firm doing business over the post office. Uriah Spray is well known to our citizens and is doing a good business in the effecting of sales of lands. They have a number of choice farms for sale at a bargain, lots in all parts of the city, horses, cattle ranches, and in fact anything usually for sale at a real estate agency. One thing charactistic of Mr. Spray is his truthfulness. He has had a great deal of experience as a land agent and his word once passed may be counted on as reliable.


are the proprietors of one of the leading wholesale and retail grocery houses of Arkansas City. They keep a select stock of staple and fancy groceries, the finest line of glass and queensware in town. Beautiful hanging lamps adorn their show windows, such as would be an attraction in any lady=s partlor. Messrs. Kimmel & Moore are good men to deal with. Acoomodating, sociable, and generous, they await you at their store. You will find it a pleasure to deal with them.


Attorney-at-law, practices in all the courts. Mr. Jenkins lately removed here and is rapidly polishing up his reputation as a lawyer. We advise those desiring legal advice to call on Mr. Jenkins over the post office.


the genial draymen, do not desire to be left out in the cold in our Awrite-up.@ These gentlemen do the greater portion of the hauling for the businessmen mentioned in this review. They have several teams which are constantly on the go from early morn till late at night. If it were not for these enterprising gentlemen and their draying outfits, our merchants would be in a sad predicament indeed. They are especially fitted up for holiday hauling.






Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

A Hunt Down on the Cimarron.

The following bit of hunting experience was written by one of the hunting party composed of Drs. Love, Mitchell, Hart, Rev. J. O. Campbell, and others.

AOn the 23rd of November last a something on four wheels, which on close inspection proved to be a wagon, hid by its miscellaneous load of tents, blankets, and other necessaries for a hunting jaunt drew up in front ot the Hotel de Windsor to receive its last but most precious cargo, viz: The Patriarch, the celebrated Indian fighter from Ohio, and the French cook (brought out from New Orleans especially for the occasion), who were to proceed the distinguished nimrods and prospectors of the expedition, composed of His Reverence, a great medicine man, a Love of a baker, and Fritz, our boy, who were to follow the next day, which would allow ample time for the Indian terror to clear the country of any objectionable bands of red men before the rear guard should join them at Salt Fork.

AThe commissary department, after about eight hours hard driving over soft roads, pitched its tent on Duck Creek (called a creek by courtesy, for there was very little of that fluid that constitutes creeks) for the night. After a hasty meal rapidly prepared by the culinary artist. all hands turned in to dream of the numerous quantities of game to be slain by their party.

ANovember 24, 5:30 a.m. All hands up, each one very stiff but smiling as pleasantly as a basket of chips and almost upsetting each other in their ludicrous endeavors to appear agile and refreshed by their first night=s slumber in a tent on very damp ground. (Please drop the final letter in damp, and you will have my opinion of that same ground born that first and fully grown and developed by the last night=s experiment of that trip.) Horse hitched and fed, off we go, towards Salt Fork, which point we expected to and did reach by afternoon, where we were soon joined by the nimrods. My countrymen, what a noble sight was presented to us as the chariot drawn by two elegant chargers rushed into view--about ten minutes after a terrific discharge of fire-arms.

AAnd would=st thou have me paint the scene then listen.@

AFritz (first cousin of Oliver Twist) with eyes fixed on the provision wagon handled the ribbons seated next to our Love of a pastry cook, who looked as if he could rise on any occasion to show how well bread he was. The back seat was occupied by our learned medico and His Reverence, who presented a beautiful study in red, black, and blue. (Caused by an ambitious attempt to introduce his novel method of shooting a gun heavily charged, held a foot from the shoulder.) Result, one chicken, one black eye, one skinned nose, and a wish I had stayed at home look upon his countenance.

AAfter a short consultation, each member was assigned to duty. The Patriarch as chaperone, the Doctor as guardian of the bodily welfare of the horses, the Terror as tent pitcher and chief of the fire department, assisted by His Reverence, whose additional work wood necessitate his chopping for the fire.

AOne day and a half on the road and only one dozen quails and four chicken, rather a poor showing but still enough to enjoy a royal repast prepared by our culinary artists and embellished by one baker. After supper we gathered around the camp-fire and told Sunday school stories until 8 p.m., when we passed off for slumber in the following order, which was kept up (or rather down) during the remainder of the trip. The Terror and the cook (the lion and the lamb shall etc.); the Doctor and His Reverence (birds of a feather, etc.). The Patriarch and the pastry cook (whom we shall in the future call Biscuits for short) and Fritz were soon wrapped in blankets and the arms of morpheus.

ANovember 25, 1 a.m.

>What time is it,= from the cook.

>1 o=clock, go to sleep,= from the Terror, and the cook subsided until 5 a.m., when all hands turned out very sore but hopeful and soon camp was broken up and a fresh start made for the river. Half-way over, we stuck on a sand-bar. After some consultation, during which the wheels of the wagon were sinking rapidly into the sand, we concluded to have the least valuable articles, composed of the ammunition, tents, horse-feed, dogs, and cook on the bar to await the return of the other vehicle, which according to the cook=s story was a terrible time. However, all things must end sometime and the cook was soon dug out and carried to terra firma much to the amusement of the rest of the party. To make a long story short, after several small mishaps, we arrived at our destination on the evening of the 26th very fatigued, but still hopeful. The only thing worthy of note was the extreme length of the Indian Territory miles. That night we had quite an artistic meal, in preparation of which the two cooks allowed themselves off.

AThe next day everyone started off except the patriarch, who was feeling unwell (not being used to such rich living), and did not participate. After about four hours of fearful rough walking, the party re-assembled at camp with four quails. No one saw anything to shoot except his Reverence, who made several ineffectual efforts to kill four deer with no cartridges in his gun. The deer smiled, and so did we. Our hopes somewhat daunted, we soon turned in for the night very tired and sleepy only to be awakened about a dozen times by the cook, who could not sleep because he was cold and asked the Terror for the time. Patience ceased to be a victim and the Terror requested the cook to go to a perpetual kitchen and buy his own time piece in so terrible a voice that he observed a heavenly silence for the balance of the night.

ANext day the smiles were few and a new plan for slaying the deer was devised. The Terror and cook went out together leaving the rest of the crowd to push their own say into the woods and speculate as to how much of the cook would return. The pair got a few quails and then got lost. Of course, the cook knew the way best, and after wallowing about ten miles, acknowledged he ws wrong. The air was literally thick with howls from the Terror, who took offense (a wire one) and went in the opposite direction, meekly followed by the trembling cook, and they were in camp about two hours afterwards. Result of day=s sport, six quail, five tired men. Someone said after supper, >I want to go home;@ a dead silence, a murmur, finally a deafening uproar, a chorus of >so do I,= settled that we would start the next afternoon. Before retiring the party, minus the cook and boy, started after turkey. They succeeded in getting a few after a couple of hours shooting into a large number.

AWell, we started home the next afternoon after getting stuck in a creek and losing half our cooking utensils, wearing out the horses, and our good humor. We reached home after three days hard driving, sadder but wiser men.

AWe got about two dollars worth of game and a hundred dollars worth of experience. CRESCENT.@


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.


The Hope Cemetery Association of Bolton Township, having been incorporated under the laws of the state, and have purchased, fenced, and surveyed the ground, would request a meeting of all those having friends or relatives buried there to meet at the grounds on Monday, the 28th of December 1884, at 1 o=clock p.m., to locate their lots or graves so that they can be marked on the ground plat as taken and receive therefor a deed on payment of $5, and any others wishing to select burying lots at that time will have an opportunity, and deeds will be given of payment of $10 for first choice, $7.50 for second choice, and $5 for all others.

WM. MERCER, President.

A. T. COOPER, Secretary.

A. J. KIMMEL, Treasurer.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Sporting Men Attention!

Christmas day a shooting match will occur in the suburbs of the city for a 750 pound hog and 200 nice fat turkeys. For any further information, call at Bluebaugh=s Billiard Hall under Commercial Block.

Sportsmen can now have a chance to show their skill with the rifle. The fun will commence at 2 p.m. Come out and take a shot.


Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Arkansas Traveler: In some parts of Arkansas the Sunday law is enforced. Mr. J. P. Jocklin was arrested on the charge of shooting Mr. Wilbur Staggs. Both parties were men of high standing, the affair created great interest. In making his statement, Jocklin said: AThe court cannot regret more than I do this melancholy affair. I have never been averse to shedding block, and am so gentle in disposition that, when a boy, have been known to run away to keep from helping when father killed hogs. I would not have shot Staggs had I not though my life was in danger.@

The witnesses all agreed that it was a case of self-defense, and the justice was about to discharge the defendant, when someone remarked: AI was on my way to church when the shooting ____@

AOn your way to church?@ exclaimed the justice.

AYes, sir.@

ADid the affair occur on Sunday?@

AYes, your honor.@

AI discharge you for killing the man, but bind you over for shooting on Sunday. It is to be hoped after this, you will be more careful.@


Newman was not mentioned in big article: However, there was an advertising insertion that went with this issue of REPUBLICAN.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.



At. A. A. Newman & Co.

What could be better than a nice Cloak or Overcoat for a Christmas Present.


Call and make your purchases BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE.


Come and Be Convinced.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 27, 1884.

For months the REPUBLICAN has utilized Page 1 for two ads....


D. Brunswick, THE ARCADE CLOTHIER, Whow was never known to be undersold, WAS HERE AND SAYS THOSE 500 OVERCOATS MUST BE SOLD AT ROCK BOTTOM PRICES. So one and all come and see what we can do for you; also in Suits for Men, Boys, and Children, We will make it interesting. Don=t Fail to call at D. Brunswick=s, The Leader of Low Prices.





Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 27, 1884.

Ad No. 2 was placed below the above ad on front page...



Our Stock Consists of a Big Stock of Clothing, a Mammoth Assortment of hats, caps, furnishing Goods, Tons of DRY GOODS, a Monstrous Line of Blankets, Shawls, cloaks, Dress Goods, cloakings, etc. ALSO A BIG VARIETY OF MEN=S BOOTS AND SHOES.

We Mean Business. We Have Business, we want more, we shall have more. These Bargains we are Offering are Bound to Draw the People to





Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.


LELAND HOTEL, H. H. PERRY, Prop., Arkansas City, Kansas.


Special attention given tto Commercial and Stock Men.

The Leland, since Mr. Perry has taken hold of it, has been thoroughly renovated and refitted. Everything ANeat and Tidy.@

WINDSOR HOTEL, J. A. McINTYRE, Prop., Arkansas City, Kansas.

Good Sample Rooms For Commercial Travelers.

Special attention given to Stock Men and Commercial Travelers.



Office on corner of Fifth and Central Avenue Streets, Arkansas Cioty, Kansas.

Parties wishing the services of Dr. Grimes can order by telephone, his office bewing connected; or by leaving address at Eddy=s Drug Store.


Dr. Sparks is with J. M. Wright, M. D., in Matlack=s block. Residence: first house east of Alexander=s lumber yard. Arkansas City, Kansas.


OFFICE: Over McLaughlin Bros. Store.


All kinds of Contracts and Agreements and Deeds drawn and acknowledged. OFFICE WITH I. H. BONSALL.


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.


Special attention given to chronic diseases. Can be found at the Perry House.




Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Continuation of BUSINESS DIRECTORY...PAGE 2.



Auctions on Main Street every Saturday.

W. P. WOLFE, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. SHOP: On West Central Avenue, Arkansas City, Kansas.

WM. O. GILVA, PRACTICAL PAINTER. Sign Writer and Grainer, Plan and Decorating, Paper Hanging a Specialty. All Work Warranted as represented.

Two doors west of Benedict & Owens Implement Store.

DR. G. H. J. HART, Office over Post Office.

Diseases of women and children a specialty.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Office over Cowley County Bank, Arkansas City, Kansas.

C. M. SWARTS, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, Arkansas City, Kansas. In Newman=s corner brick upstairs.

Go to the RED FRONT BARBER SHOP, For a First-Class Shave, or a No. 1 Bath. H. C. DEETS, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


R. L. COWLES Desires to inform the people of Arkansas City that he is prepared to do a general TRANSFER AND JOBBING BUSINESS. And will load cars for shipping. I can always furnish any number of teams for special contracts. I solicit the patronage of the public. Leave Orders at Kroenert & Austin=s Grocery at scales.



Shop on East Central Avenue opposite Central Avenue Hotel.

Sewed, Pegged, and Cement Work a Specialty. Satisfaction guaranteed.


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

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.

J. H. HILLIARD, Proprietor of the 5th Ave. Livery & Sale Stable.

Stock Sold on Commission.

Money Advanced on Stock Left for Sale.

Best of accommodations for Teams.

5th Ave., West of Summit. Arkansas City, Kansas.

WALNUT VALLEY NURSERY! S. E. MAXWELL, Prop., 4 Miles East of Arkansas City. This is the Best Nursery in Southern Kansas.

Mr. Maxwell will be in Arkansas City every Saturday, and will take orders for Nursery stock. He can be found at the REPUBLICAN office.


J. A. McCORMICK, (SUCCESSOR TO) MRS. D. W. STEVENS, PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY. Rooms new and neatly fitted up. All the latest Improvements in thhe art. First-Class Work Guaranteed.

First door south of Houghton=s Harness Shop. Upstairs.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.


#1: Newman...

Desire to announce to their friends, patrons, and strangers in the city and country that they have now removed their stock to their new and commodious room in COMMERCIAL BLOCK, Where they will be pleased to recewive the appreciated visits at any time.

We think that we have one of the most elegant places of business in Southern Kansas; with sufficient room and a splendid light to show goods to their best advantage, and to the entire satisfaction of our customers.

Our stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Carpets, Boots, Shoes, Notions, Ladies= and Children=s Winter Wraps, etc., is Very Complete in all its Branches.

This is an invitation to everybody to call and see us, and we will do our utmost in trying to make you feel at home.

Your Friends,


Commercial Block, between 4th and 5th Avenues.

#2: Cunningham...

To the Farmers of Cowley and Sumner Counties and the Trade in General:

GENTLEMEN: Please allow me to again thank you all for the generous patronage bestowed upon me by you all during the past year. I am prepared to show that this house has had a heavier trade during last year than any house within many miles of this city; in fact, I was obliged to purchase nearly double the goods that I calculated I would sell during the season, and despite the hard times complained of, our notes are being paid very prompt, notwithstanding certain parties have attempted to convey the idea (through a newspaper of this city) that our customers were such hard pay that it took all our time to attend to collections. This statement is not true for I flatter myself that I have got the best class of customers to pay promptly that ever bestowed their patronage on any dealer, and refer to the banks of this city to bear me out in this statement. Now for another reason I promise you to carry only the best line of goods and am proud to say that I am prepared to do this from the fact that manufacturers= always prefer to place their goods with the leading dealers.

I promise you further that you will have no reason to complain of the prices you will be obliged to pay for the goods bought from me another season. My prices shall not be met by any dealer. This statement means stand from under for something is going to drop and it won=t be G. W. Cunningham, and please don=t forget it.

I propose to be found when wanted, which will be somewhat of an item when purchasers want Awarrantees@ fulfilled. I shall buy on a cash basis and sell for cash or on any reasonable time. Carry my own notes and farmers are not obliged to pay exchange or to be subjected to any unnecessary delays when they want to pay their notes. They pay the persons from whom they obtain their goods and do not deal with third parties. This alone might save you something. Thanking you again and soliciting your further patronage, I am

Yours Truly,



Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

AD #3 on Page 3: Howard Bros.

The Jewel Base Heater. The First and Only Successful Application of the BASE HEATING Principle to Soft Coal Heating Stoves.




Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

AD #1 on Page 4: Diamond Front.


We are offering during the Holidays unprecedented low prices.

Our stock is larger than ever before, and we are here to stay.


Mix Candy 12-1/2 cents per lb.

Granulated Sugar, 12-1/2 lbs. For $1.

8 Cans Blackberries for $1.

8 3 lb. Cans Tomatoes for $1.

8 2 lb. Cans Raspberries for $1.

8 2 lb. Cans Corn for $1.

8 2 lb. Cans String Beans for $1.

Good Plug Tobacco 40 cents per lb.

Having no rent to pay together with nine years in the Wholesale and Retail Grocery business, we are able to compete with any prices.



Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

AD #2 on Page 4: E. L. McDowell.



There were also items under ASPECIALS@ COLUMN...ONLY GIVING A FEW...on Page 4.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

FOR SALE. A half English Draft Stallion: dark bay, weight 1,400 lbs., 10-1/2 hands high, and will be eight years old in the spring. For further information call on the undersigned, two miles and a half northwest of town or address O. T. Hoyt, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Buy Palacine coal oil. The family safety light at No. 33 drug store. KELLOGG & COOMBS.

Go to Hamilton Variety Store for Chrristmas candies. The largest and best assortmen in the city.

Holiday goods of all kinds at Fitch & Barron=s.

Smoke the celebrated Hutchison=s Darling, the best bet cigar in America.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Ads on Page 5:

#1: Diamond Front.


We have for the Holidays: Sweet Cider, Champagne Cider, Figs, Dates, Pecans, Almonds, Eating Apples, Nuts, California Walnuts, Filberts, Maple Sugar Brick, Maple Sugar Cakes, Cocoanuts, Oranges, Fancy Mix Candy 12-1/2 cents per lb.

FOR PRESENTS. Merschaum Pipes, Brier Pipes, A full line of Cigars.

At the Diamond Front.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Ads on Page 5:

#2: St. Louis Restaurant.


Oysters at wholesale and retail.

The finest assortment of candies in the city.

Genuine Florida oranges and lemons.

Peanuts roasted fresh every day.

The only house in the city that roast their own peanuts.

Meals at all hours.

Oysters in all the leading styles.

GOEDEN & BURNETT, Proprietors.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Ads on Page 5:

#3: Kellogg & Coombs.


This space reserved for the No. 33 Drug Store in Newman=s corner block. KELLOGG & COOMBS, Proprietors, Who are opening up a large stock of New Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, and Everything pertaining to the Drug Business.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Ads on Page 5:

#4: J. W. Hutchison & Sons.

Probably should have listed this first...this ad appears on each and every issue every week just below masthead:



Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Ads on Page 6:

#1: ARKANSAS CITY LUMBER CO., Has all kinds of Shingles, Sash, Doors, Lime, Hair, Plaster, Building Paper, Coal, Etc.

ED. GRADY, Proprietor.

South Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas.

#2: I. H. BONSALL, PHOTOGRAPHER! Corner Summit Street and Central Avenue, Arkansas City, Kanss. Views made to order. Pictures copied and enlarged, and colored in oil or water colors. Photogrphs of Indians always on hand.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Ads on Page 6...


We keep on hand Fresh and Salt Meats of all kinds, Sausage, Bologna, Liver wurst, and poultry. The neatest Meat Market in Arkansas City. Cash for hides, furs, and game of all kinds.

#4: 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 BED ROCK PRICES FOR CASH. Farm Produce taken in exchange for goods at market prices. Goods delivered to any part of City. Patronage solicited. ISAAC ELDRIDGE.


Metallic & Wood Caskets in large variety always on hand.

South Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas.


#7: Ridenour & Thompson, Agents [SHOWS ILLUSTRATION OF ROCKFORD WATCH.]

#8: Arkansas City Iron Works, SAMUEL CLARKE, Mechanical Engineer and Proprietor. Manufactures Engines, Boilers, Shafting, Pulleys, all kinds of Machine Blacksmithing, Horse showing, and Wagon Work. Repairs on engines, boilers, mill machinery, etc.

#9: For Sign and Carriage PAINTING, go to THOS. E. BRAGGINS.

Orders promptly attended to. My work shows for itself.

Office over Hoskin & Neil=s Blacksmith Shop.

#10: REAL ESTATE OFFICE, URIAH SPRAY & CO. Have a large list of farm property for sale. If you wish to buy or sell, call and see us.

Office over Post Office, Arkansas City, Kansas.

#11: New Firm, New Goods, New Prices. I. R. DEMING & SON, Arkansas City, Kansas, Dealers in Staple & Fancy Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Confectionery, Fruits, Cigars, & Tobacco.

The highest cash prices paid for Country Produce.

Remember the place, one door south of Mrs. Henderson=s Millinery Store, West Summit Street. Goods delivered to all parts of the city FREE.



Carrying the largest and an exclusive stock of Groceries, we are enabled to supply the wants of a generous public.

A free delivery inside city limits. Telephone connections.

#13: CITY BOOK STORE! GOULD & SNYDER, PROPRIETORS, Has just opened, and is now ready to receive your patronage. Works of Fiction, Histories, School Books, Newspapers, Illustrated Papers FOR SALE HERE.


Give Us a Call. GOULD & SNYDER.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Continuation of ads appearing on Page 6...

#14: Dry Goods, Carpets, Dolmans, Tourist=s Cloaks, Ulsters, Russian Circulars, Havalocks for Children, Misses, and Ladies.=

Clothing for Men and Boy, Trunks, Hats and Caps, for all both great and small.

Boots and Shoes.

We sell the Fitch Boot, which we will guarantee superior to any hand made goods in the country, and a thousand other articles at the


Where we would be pleased to show goods and give prices.



#15: We propose to sell, as our prices tell.

If you want a boot that will fit you well

Don=t fail to call on Brown & Pell.

Opposite Commercial Block.

We wish to inform the people of Arkansas City and vicinity that we are now ready to accommodate them in anything in footwear. We have made a reduction in custom work, And we are now making boots at the following prices.










Shop on South Summit Streaet, near Grady=s lumber yard, Arkansas City, Kanss.


Will sell you Holiday Goods, Drugs and Medicines, AT BED ROCK PRICES.

#18: This space reserved for MEIGS & HOWARD, REAL ESTATE AGENTS.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

ADS appearing on Page 7...

#1: Santa Claus, As Usual, will make his Headquarters at Fitch & Barron=s, Where you will find a large and well selected stock of everything in the line of PLUSH BOXES, STATIONERY ARTICLES, VASES, MUSTACHE CUPS, DOLLS, SHELL BOXES, WRITING DESKS, ALBUMS, And hundreds of other articles we have not space to mention.

Remember FITCH & BARRON Still sell everything in the Dry Goods Line AT COST.






Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Continuation of Ads on Page 7.


A Complete Stock of first-class MILLINERY!

Always on hand. DRESSMAKING a Specialty. All work guaranteed and perfect fitting guaranteed. A full line of Ladies and Children=s Dresses and Underwear always in stock. Thanking the ladies of Arkansas City for their many kind offices and favors in the past, I shall still strive to merit their patronage in the future.



Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps, Gents= Furnishing Goods, etc.

Wishing to reduce our stock before March as much as possible with a view to a change, we from this time on will sell at greatly REDUCED PRICES, as the goods must be sold. Overcoats at cost. Don=t fail to give us a call and examine our prices. We know you will save money.



Everything neat and tidy. Give us a call


#5: AThe Old Reliable!@ SNYDER & HUTCHISON=S COLUMN.

The Best Bargains Offered for Months.

Three room house; lot 50 feet on corner; covered with fruit trees, situated on Summit Street, 4 blocks from P. O. Price $275; very cheap.

1-1/2 story house of 4 rooms and cellar, on northeast corner of block; 2 lots 3 blocks from P. O. A very fine location. Price $950.

8 percent money to loan on good Real Estate security, the old reliable Snyder & Hutchison.

8 acres on Arkansas River, finely adapted for hogs or cattle. Plenty of grass, timber, and water. 2 mile from city. Price $300.

Special: 140 acres; 110 acres cultivation; House 16 x 24; Kansas stable, good well, 120 acres pasture fenced; on territory line. Price $3,500.

Good half section of land close to city for $5,150.


Messrs. Ward & Wallace have associated themselves together for the purpose of doing a general transfer and jobbing business and teaming of all kinds. Having four licensed teams and two general work teams, and solicit the patronage of the public.

#7: HARDWARE. Stoves, Tinware! And everything usually kept in a first-class store. Gasoline Stoves! FOUR DIFFERENT KINDS.

I have the only perfect Gasoline Stove made. I employ more tinners than any similar institution in the county, and if you have any tin work to do and want it done quick, call on me. I keep a HORSE AND WAGON Especially for country work.

Respectfully, C. R. SIPES.





Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Continuation of ads appearing on Page 7...



Does a General Banking Business. PAYS INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS. Funds Guarded by Sargent & Greenleaf=s Time Lock.

Your Business is Respectfully Solicited.


The Finest Brands of flour constantly on hand in car lots for shipment.

Also corn meal, bran, and chop.

Highest market price paid for Wheat and Corn.



Implements, _________ Pumps, and Celebrated Star Windmills.


#11: A. E. KIRPATRICK, dealer in Fancy and Staple Groceries, Glass and Queensware, Table and Pocket Cutlery, Tobacco and Cigars, Confectionery, Pure Spices, Flour and Feed, etc.

Flour and Fresh Bread, Pies, Cakes, and everything usually found in a FIRST-CLASS BAKERY. Country produce taken in exchange for goods.

OUR MOTTO: Honest goods at lowest cash prices; quick sales and samll profits. CALL AND SEE US.

#12: 4th AVENUE LIVERY STABLE, NEAR THE DEPOT. J. W. PATTERSON, PROPRIETOR. Good Teams and careful drivers always on hand. Prices reasonable. GIVE HIM A CALL.

#13: McLaughlin Brothers, Wholesale and Retail GROCERS! North Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas.

#14: J. H. PUNSHON & CO., Dealers of FURNITURE, South Summit Street, Arkansas City.


Established 1872.


Arkansas City, Kansas.

Does a General Banking Business. Your Business Solicited.

CASH CAPITAL $100,000.

Correspondence Solicited.


Arkansas City Republican, December 28, 1884.

Ads appearing on Page 8.


Suits at Ten Percent Discount. Overcoats At Fifteen Percent Discount. NOW THIS MIGHT BE PART OF THE NEXT AD ON RIGHT SIDE OA PAGE 8. A FORCED SALE OF CLOTHING. For Men, Boys and Children.

We acknowledge the corn; we are overstocked; we have twice too many suits and overcoats; but low prices will make them skip out. AThe Backward Season@ has ceased to be a joke, it is now a very serious reality.


Piled upon our counters, and no winter weather to create a demand for them, we are beginning to realize how serious is the situation. When overloaded manufacturers sold us suits at about two-thirds of their value. We considered ourselves luck to be able to buy.


We have done a tremendous trade but the backward season and the election excitement have together prevented many from buying. The season is advancing and we will wait no longer, but will at once put the prices low to give everyone


At one third less than any other house in the city. We want you to come and see how splendidly we can fit you and how much money we can save you.





Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.



Don=t think readers because we failed to mention this firm in our review of last week that they are a minor institution of Arkansas City, for they are not. Messrs. Sweeny & Smith are the proprietors of a wholesale and retail grocery located in the old post office. Their room is not half large enough to accommodate their big trade. Not to be outdone by any competitors in the grocery business, they make it lively for them in wholesaling as well as retailing. They have a very large trade in the former. We see almost daily wagon load after wagon load leaving Sweeny & Smith=s establishment and great smiles wreathe the countenance of the purchaser as he thinks of the handsome bargains he has secured by buying his bill of goods of Sweeny & Smith. Their wholesale business has grown so large that it will necessitate the building of an addition to their business room, which we are informed will be done immediately. Both Messrs. Sweeny & Smith are grocerymen of long experience. They know how to sell their goods. They are at the head of the list of our grocery firms. These gentlemen propose to furnish the larders of their fellow citizens during 1885; but can easily do it from their ample stock, which is at all times replete with the best there is in the market. While groceries is their specialty, they have also found room on their shelves for a large stock of candies for the holidays. They always give their patrons the inside track on prices. Their stock of confections was not all consumed by the Christmas trade. Plenty is left for New Years. Messrs. Sweeny & Smith endeavor to please everyone by doing business on business principles. This is one good reason why they are so successful. We cannot speak too highly of this institution.] [STILL WONDER IF IT IS SWEENY OR SWEENEY???]





Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.


All our old citizens know McLaughlin Bros. But for the benefit of newcomers, the REPUBLICAN would bespeak a word of praise for them.

For years McLaughlin Bros., have been identified with Arkansas City. Probably no man has ever done more for general prosperity of his town than T. H. McLaughlin. In all public enterprises McLaughlin is one of the leaders. When he puts his shoulder to the wheel, something has got to move. But to return to the firm. They are the proprietors of one of the leading grocery houses of the city. The city is proud of an institution such as McLaughlin Bros. It is seldom an article is called for there which is not in stock. They keep everything in the grocery line for which there is any demand, and their experience in buying and small expense in selling enables them to put their prices at the lowest figure. To those buying their annual stock, we would suggest that they give McLaughlin Bros., a trial for 1885. A large stock of glass and queensware always in stock.


is the proprietor of the Leland Hotel. The festive season always brings many citizens of the country to town, on business or pleasure bent, and at such a time it is not pleasant to sleep out doors, or to go home hungry. The well fed and handsome landlord of the Leland Hotel is the best testimonial of the excellence of the culinary department, while his neat and comfortable rooms show for themselves.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.


District court convenes the first Tuesday in January.

Six weeks more and the REPUBLICAN will be one year old.

For Sale. A No. 1 wood-heating stove. JACOB TERWILLIGER.

A. A. Newman & Co., now warm their large store room with a furnace.

P. A. Lorry at the G. A. R. Election was elected S. V. C. instead of U. V. C.

Try the McAllister Indian Territory coal. Order by telephoneof Ed. Grady.

All Episcopal ladies and gentlemen are requested to meet at the residence of W. E. Gooch tonight.

The REPUBLICAN, the best local paper in Arkansas City, $1.50 per year. Subscribe now.

The Wellington Standard says Brunswick=s Arcade in Arkansas City is superior to that of Wellington.

Ed. Grady has the exclusive agency of the McAllister Indian Territory coal. Telephone your orders to him.

Last Sunday was the shortest day in the year. The days have begun to lengthen, although not perceptibly yet.

Last week we forgot to write up Sweeney [NOTE: HERE THEY HAD SWEENEY] & Smith in our annual review. We do so this week and it appears on another page.

If you want a smoking tobacco which will not bite your tongue, buy AJayhawker brand,@ sold by Kroenert & Austin and McLaughlin Bros.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Work is progressing slowly on the bridge at Harmon=s Ford. The cold weather makes work almost impossible. At present teams are crossing on the ice.

Last Friday Dr. Chapel was summoned to Washington by the severe illness of Joe Perry. Under the skillful treatment of the Doctor, Mr. Perry is up and around.

Jayhawker tobacco is a new brand of smoking tobacco. It don=t like the tongue, because we have tried it and know. You can get it at McLaughlins= and the Diamond Front.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Hunters on the Pawnee Reservation sometimes find game they are not seeking. Four residents of Winfield were recently arrested there by Indian police for trespass. We wonder if Capt. Nipp was not one of that quartette.

Several young couples assembled Monday evening at the residence of Mrs. J. H. Hilliard and spent the evening in tripping the light fantastic. As lovers of the tersichorean art, we recommend Miss Minnie Stewart and A. H. Hilliard. They excel.

The Atchison and Santa Fe Company with its well known enterprise and liberality, has established fifteen reading rooms for the employees at different division points on its line of railroad. These rooms are to be well heated, comfortably furnished, and supplied with the best literature of the day. At Topeka the citizens have been requested to contribute books. It is a well known fact that to this company, more than any other factor, is due the prosperity of Topeka.

Leap-year closes its existence next Wednesday night at 12 o=clock. Only a few more days, girls, and your chances are gone for another four years.

Last week the REPUBLICAN said Benjamin L. Spruil was married to Miss May V. Ducose. This week we say Atis no such thing.@ It should have read Miss May V. Deweese. [THINK SPRUILL IS CORRECT!]

H. P. and F. W. Farrar received the sad news of their sister=s death, Miss Celia Farrar, in Maine. They had but just received the news of her illness when it was followed by the telegram announcing her death.

Last Friday, James C. Topliff was nominated postmaster of Arkansas City, and on the following day the nomination was confirmed. Mr. Toplif is deserving of the appointment. He has expended his salary in fitting up a post office of which our citizens are proud.

Ed. Grady has received the agency here for the celebrated McAllister Coal of the Indian Territory. Mr. Grady thinks this coal is superior to all coal except the Canon City, and is fully equal to that. Mr. Grady receives three carloads of this special kind per week at present. It is cheaper than Canon City coal. You can order by telephone.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

There will be a grand social and reunion at the U. P. Church next Wednesday, the last day of 1884. Everything in the eating line will be furnished. Come out, one and all, and spend the last day of 1884 sociably. For to use the words of another: AOf all the grand decades, this is the best; of all its grand decades this is the best decade; of all its mighty years this is the best year, of all the months of the year this is the best month, and of all the days this will be the best day. Because it will take all the ages to make that day.@


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

The clerks of A. A. Newman & Co.=s dry-goods house presented the firm with a handsome walnut office chair Christmas as a token of their esteem. W. E. Gooch was so fascinated with the comforts the chair afforded him, he refused to go home until a late hour at night. The kind hearted clerks, about 13 in number, also Achipped in@ and made Christmas merry for their janitor, presenting him with seveal fowls for a feast and mitts, comforters, etc., for his children. Indeed, it was a merry Christmas for one and all at Newman & Co.=s store.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Capt. Nipp, in his management of the treasurer=s office, is deserving of much praise. Although the volume of taxes paid has been fully up to that of other years, the business of the office has moved along smoothly and with a celerity that has been surprising. The Captain laid his plans well to meet the December rush of taxpayers and with his able assistants, Messrs. Arrowsmith and Weaverling, transacted business with very little, if any delay. Among the farmers especially do we hear word of recommendation of Capt. Nipp=s management of the treasurer=s office. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

The ladies of the Episcopal Society will receive calls at the Masonic Hall New Year=s day from 2 until 6 o=clock. In the evening a social will be held at which time refreshments will be furnished. In the afternoon all callers will be treated to a good luncheon. These generous ladies desire all their friends to call. The more the merrier. In the evening a first-class supper can be had. This is a new society just organized in Arkansas City and desires to become a permanent organization. The ladies will take especial pains to make their tables look beautiful and inviting. Come out both afternoon and evening.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

There is a town a few miles up on the Santa Fe road where in the waiting room of the depot there is seldom any fire. In the telegraph office a bright and glowing fire tantalizes the passengers. In the waiting room passengers await the coming of the train, shivering with cold. Employees who are so neglectful of this comfort should be discharged, no matter how efficient they may be otherwise; and we believe if the Santa Fe company were acquainted with the facts, they would attend to the matter. One of our businessmen took a severe cold in consequence of the cold room and could hardly attend to business for several days.



Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

The coldest weather we have yet experienced was four degrees below zero, and that was on Christmas day. The weather has already moderated enough to run the mercury above zero.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Engineer Moorehead and James Hill have been pursuing our railroad enterprise for 18 months with unceasing efforts. If it had not been for these gentlemen, it would have fallen through long ago.

[Moorehead or Moorhead...???]


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Our ice men are busily engaged in putting up ice. The ice is as clear as crystal and is about eight inches thick. Judging from the numerous loads we see enroute for the respective ice houses, we will have a superabundance of the crystalized fluid for the summer season=s use.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

On Monday Jan. 5 the registration books will be opened by the city clerk at his office and will remain open until within ten days of election days. At the spring election eight councilmen will be elected, four for one year, and four for two years, one mayor, one police judge, city attorney, treasurer. It is quite probable that Mayor Schiffbauer will remain in his present seat.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride=s parents in East Bolton, Tuesday, December 22, 1884, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, William E. Moore of Arkansas City and Miss Dido M. Carlisle of East Bolton. The happy couple left on Wednesday afternoon to spend the holidays at Independence, Kansas, with the groom=s parents. When they return they will occupy the residence lately erected by Mr. Moore.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

The REPUBLICAN would like to see Ira Barnett, A. D. Prescott, and J. C. Duncan associate themselves together forming a stock company and start a pork-packing establishment. Located as we are we have the finest facilities in the world for an establishment of this kind, and these gentlemen would be the men to manage it. Talk it over gentlemen, and be ready for next season.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

The REPUBLICAN has over 840 bona fide subscribers, and only ten months old. We have endeavored to please the reading community and believe we have succeeded as our subscription list bears testimony. We have worked constantly for Arkansas City=s welfare and we are so greatly encouraged by the patronage we have received that our efforts during 1885 will be doubly renewed.



Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

The second social ball given by the ladies at the Highland Hall Christmas night was largely attended. Some trouble was experienced in obtaining their musician, Mrs. E. N. Wilson. The pianist was summoned home--Missouri--by a telegram announcing the illness of her mother, and the violin player went back on his contract, Acelebrating, instead of furnishing music.@ Finally, both pianist and violinist were obtained and then all went as Amerry as a marriage bell.@ Thus Christmas night was celebrated by the disciples of the terpsichorean art. All there had a merry Christmas night.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Capt. Nipp and son, Bob, came down to take Christmas dinner with friends in Arkansas City. By the way Capt. is receiving many compliments, both from Republicans and Democrats, as to his manner of transacting business in the treasurer=s office. During the tax-paying season he employed extra assistance. With an assistant on each side of him making out receipts. Capt. Nipp stood attaching his signature and raking in the money. Thus confusion was avoided. Farmers coming in to pay their taxes did not have to wait all day for their turn. Taxpayers were greatly surprised and much pleased with this expeditious manner of paying their taxes. All complimented Capt. Nipp.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.


Amos Walton is assisting Judge Pyburn in the legal business.

Dan. Sifford is just able to come out after a severe siege of sickness.

J. C. Duncan has retired from Aactive@ labor for a few days--sick.

J. A. McIntyre, of the Windsor, spent several days at Kingman this week.

D. W. Stevens was suddenly taken ill again last Sunday. He is improving slowly.

A. P. Hutchison came home to spend the holidays with his family from the Territory Christmas.

J. J. Clark is tending express this week, while Archie Dunn is looking after his ice interests.

H. Tisdale, of Lawrence, is down looking after his ice interests here. He came in last Saturday.

James Hill returned from Newton Thursday, where he had been in the interest of our railroad to be.

Will McConn is now editing the Traveler. Ralph Field, the Wichita man, did not accept the position.

Prof. J. C. Weir goes to Topeka today to attend the State Teachers Association. He will be away several days.

A. O=Hara, who has been at Redfield for some time on a visit, is back again and pounding iron at W. G. Miller=s shop.

Miss Elsie Oberchain, of Parsons, has been employed to succeed Miss Lizzie Holbrook, resigned, in our city schools.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

BIRTH. Mrs. Geo. Fleeharty presented her husband with a present different from any other in Arkansas City. It was a boy baby.

Will Kimmel, son of Thomas Kimmel, came home from Chetopa Wednesday. He has been at Chetopa attending school.

Misses Fannie and Ret Words, of Burdenville, visited at the residence of J. L. Glotfelter this week. They returned home today.

Rev. N. S. Buckner returned home from Baltimore Monday. For several days past he has been confined to his home by rheumatism.

Col. A. J. Alexander, wife, and daughter of Topeka, surprised

A. V. Alexander and family by coming down on a visit Wednesday during the holidays.

Messrs. Butler, of Grenola, and Longton, were in the city looking up a location to establish a jewelry house yesterday. They have not yet decided to locate.

I. Love, a Hoosier of the legal profession, and a friend of Prof. Atkinson, is here visiting at his residence. Mr. Love will accompany the Professor to his new western home.

Mrs. E. N. Wilson, the music teacher, was called to Roacheport, Missouri, this week by a dispatch, stating that a member of her family was very sick. Her stay there will be indefinite.

Frank Austin left for Leavenworth Tuesday to spend Christmas with Mrs. Austin and his heir, who are visiting the former=s parents. Frank, wife, and boy will return home the first of next week.

L. J. Miles, Agent of the Osage, came up Monday and went to Kansas City, returning Wednesday. In a few days Agent Miles will pay this tribe their semi-annual payment amounting to some $75,000.

Col. J. C. Douglass left Tuesday. He did not locate in Arkansas City, although he was highly pleased. Col. Douglass predicted that Arkansas City would be a large city. Maj. Sleeth accompanied him to Winfield.

Miss Lizzie Holbrooke, a teacher in the public schools, has resigned. She left for her home at Chester, Illinois, Christmas day. The board has already employed her successor, but we were unable to ascertain her name. [THINK THIS WAS MENTIONED IN ANOTHER COLUMN...ALSO, THIS ARTICLE SHOWS HOLBROOKE/OTHER ONE HOLBROOK.]


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Elias Chase, of St. Thomas, Canada, arrived in Arkansas City Tuesday. They are visiting at the residence of C. H. Searing. Mrs. Chase is a sister of Mrs. Searing. Mr. and Mrs. Chase will remain all winter.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Frank Deering, a relative of H. P. and F. W. Farrar, has taken a position in the Cowley County Bank. Mr. Deering desires to become familiar with the banking business and in consequence has located permanently in Arkansas City.




Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

E. G. Gray has received the appointment of assistant clerk at Osage Agency under L. J. Miles. He went down Wednesday. We are confident Ed. will make a good assistant. Just how we can get along without Ed=s gentle laugh, we cannot say. We know we will miss it, probably more than anyone else.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Last week A. V. Alexander and several other businessmen invaded the Territory on a hunt. In a few days they returned home. But strange to relate, just the other side of the state line, A. V. raised his deadly weapon and fired at what he supposed to be a deer. Eagerly he watched for the game to fall. But it only kicked up its heels, and with a Anicker,@ disappeared on a run over a ridge. It was a fawn-colored pony, which was quietly grazing on the sacred soil, and which A. V. aroused from its meditations of Agrass.@


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

TO BE MARRIED. Frank J. Hess, in company with Mrs. J. L. Huey and son, Barrett, left Christmas day for Suncook, New Hampshire. Frank has realized that Ato be alone is not good for a man.@ So on the first day of the new year, he will be married to Miss May Johnson, who formerly resided here. After visiting Washington, D. C., and other eastern cities on their bridal tour, they will come to Arkansas City. This is the cause of the erection of Mr. Hess= new residence, and which will be about completed by the time he arrives with his bride. Wishing you and your bride, Frank, all of the unalloyed bliss imaginable, is all the harm the REPUBLICAN extends.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

On Tuesday last Edward Gage was arrested by Billy Gray on the charge of entering a house without the permission of the owner. It appears that a man imposed on Ed=s credulity. A carpenter by the name of Wright Seymour induced Ed. to accompany him to a house which Seymour had been working on and had almost completed. The house belonged to O. C. R. Randall. Mr. Randall had set up a stove in one of the rooms and by the time Master Edward and Seymore [? Seymour or Seymore ?] arrived on the scene, sparks were flying promiscuously. Randall had in the meantime departed from the house, locking the door on leaving. Messrs. Gage and Seymour entered the house with the intention of extinguishing the fire, which the former did. Accordingly Mr. Gage was arraigned before Judge Kreamer, who remarked that $1 and costs would satisfy the court. Edward meekly paid the amount Aset opposite his name,@ and departed with about $6.50 of experience. Seymour induced Ed. to go with him by asking him to serve as a witness. He was having some trouble about the carpenter work.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

No regular meeting of the G. A. R., Saturday night.



Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Christmas Festivities at Chilocco.

The Chilocco Indian School did Aitself proud,@ on Thursday evening in closing up Christmas day with a very merry time. By noon there had gathered a great many of the pale faced neighbors from over the line, bringing more than enough for themselves to eat, and this, added to the school=s own culinary supply, furnished a feast for all.

In the evening others gathered in to join the merry-making. The large hall was well lighted and beautifully decorated. Appropriate Christmas drawings in color adorned the walls. These were executed by Miss DeKnight of the school and the Indian pupils. The chief attraction was Santa Claus and his revolving inverted pyramid all lighted, and loaded with presents. The pyramid was made to turn by some unseen agency. We suspect that Santa Claus was no less a person than Mr. Nelson, and that there was a dark faced Commanche or Apache boy underneath the table whirling the pyramid. Many and various were the gifts. Rev. Fleming addressed the school, and then songs and recitations were had. The assistants in the school, Mrs. Theaker, Misses Pearson, DeKnight, and Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, and Mrs. Dr. Minthorn were present to make the pupils and visitors have a good time. Besides Rev. Fleming there went down from this city Miss Robertson of Winfield; Misses Ella Love and Alice Pyburn; S. P. Gould, Frank Hutchison, and Dr. J. A. Mitchell. These persons were not forgotten by Santa Claus, but were called up one by one to receive diminutive tin tops, tin plates, and clothes pins to the enjoyment of the pupils and the gratefulness of the visitors. The merry-making broke up between 9 and 10 o=clock with many good wishes for the future, mingled with regrets that AChristmas comes but once a year.@ It might be added that aside from the pleasure of the occasion, such gatherings as this are a civilizing force, of which the teachers in the school are not unmindful.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Millers Convention.

The millers of this and adjoining counties met in convention at the Brettun House in this city Tuesday, and we understand, put flour down in harmony with surrounding circumstances, making a discount of twenty-five cents on the hundred pounds. They also talked over the Arkansas River navigation scheme. A boat drawing 10 inches of water and 15 x 75 feet in size will be put on as an experiment. If small steamers can be made to pay, they will try larger ones. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Shall Bridges Be County Property?

There seems to be a general desire to place the bridges in charge of the county. The expense of keeping them up falls heavily on the townships in which they are located, while the public at large do most of the traveling over them. We understand that petitions will be presented to the members of the legislature from this county asking that they try to secure legislation covering these points. Courier.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

AIn 1865 Colonel Alexander S. Johnson, a native of the Territory of Kansas, was elected a member of the Territorial Legislature, and in 1866 Colonel Johnson was elected a member of the Kansas House of Representatives. So Mr. Edward P. Greer, of Cowley, is the second native Kansan elected to the Legislature.@

The above is from the Cincinnati, Ohio, Gazette. Mr. Greer is gaining a national reputation already on his election to the legislature.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

AEleventeen@ is the brand of a new cigar for sale by J. F. Stineberger. Christmas he presented the REPUBLICAN office with a box of them, and, as all of our boys will testify, they are a splendid five cent cigar. It is a free smoker and you will like it on trial.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

W. Scot Cook has stocked up his store on the trail where it crosses the Washita. He now has a general assortment of merchandise and trail men=s equipments. The Transporter should have added that he purchased his immense stock at Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Capt. H. B. Seeley, who lectured here some time ago, writes thusly to the Topeka Commonwealth of Arkansas City.

AAmong the numerous towns which I have visited, none have impressed me more favorably than Arkansas City. Its population, now reaching into the thousands, have left the spirit of the old time AArkansas Traveler@ behind and, while still retaining his music, much improved and greatly intensified to cheer them on their way, are simply vieing with each other in efforts to Amend the roof@ and improve their homes in rain or shine. They have, in the immediate vicinity, as have most of these towns in this part of the state, a fine and desirable building rock in great abundance. This new competitor for the homes of Abest town in all the west,@ situated at the head of navigation on the Arkansas River, is piling up these rocks in some of the most imposing structures. The Commercial and Hasie block is one of the finest buildings, if not the very best, in the state. It is 132 feet deep, 128 feet front, sixty feet high (three stories), five basement rooms, five store rooms, sixty fine sleeping rooms, and offices, finished in superb style, while with its San Francisco Aparlor front,@ the whole building does much credit to the enterprising proprietors, and is the pride of the town and an honor to the state.

AThe G. A. R. boys are many of them at the front and winning [REST OF THIS PARAGRAPH OBSCURED].@


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.



The latest that we have heard is to the effect that the colonists have reached the coveted land and have commenced erecting houses. But in a few days the report was that more troops were being sent to the Oklahoma country to assist in the expulsion of the Aboomers.@ No one knows anything definitely, but all await the news anxiously be it favorable or averse to the invaders. For the benefit of our eastern readers, we print the boundaries of Oklahoma, as given in Plumb=s bill to open up the land for settlement.

Commencing at a point where the north line of the Cherokee lands intersects the west line of the Pawnee land; thence west along said south line of said Cherokee lands to the boundary line between Texas and the Indian Territory; thence south on said line to where the same crosses the main channel of the Canadian River; thence down said channel of said river to where the same crosses the Indian meridian; thence north on said meridian; and along the western boundaries of the Pottawatomies=, Kickapoos=, and Iowas= land to the main channel of the Cimmaron River; thence down said main channel of said river to where the same intersects the west line of the Pawnee lands; thence north on said line to place of beginning.

If anyone will take a modern map of the Indian Territory, he can locate the country and estimate its acres for himself. He will find it is an irregular shaped region, between the Cimmaron and the Canadian, and with a wide strip of Indian country intervening between it and Kansas.

The Atchison Champion receives the following piece of correspondence from a reliable gentleman, who is in the very heart of the country, so it says, but the REPUBLICAN would judge from the way he speaks of the Oklahoma lands that he was located on one of those big sand hills along the Cimarron. He says: AIt is a fraud to claim that this country looked as Kansas did thirty years ago. Kansas is and was a queen, seated on the throne of her glorious destiny. This country is the natural home of the coyote and herdsman, hardly good enough for the Indians. The Oklahoma country is as false as the mirage of Sahara, and it is probable that God in His infinite mercy called the Christian Payne home glory, to prevent him from luring the poor deluded Kansan to his doom.@ This wonderful piece of correspondence shows on its face that the author is prejudiced. Too many of our people have been there and reported different. While there may be plenty of land unfit for agricultural purposes, there are thousands of acres that are. No one denies but what the country is well timbered and watered. Like all other countries it has disadvantages.



Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

A Merry Christmas in Reality.

The snow house at the Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve was a grand affair. The house was filled to its utmost capacity with expectant children and their parents, who came to witness the advent of Santa Claus. The audience were pleasantly entertained by songs and recitations appropriate to the time. Santa Claus appeared and skillfully performed his part of the programme by calling the names of receivers of gifts, which were promptly distributed by the committees. The presents were very numerous. The large snow house was filled to overflowing and a handsomely decorated tree was covered with presents. Several fine and costly gifts were given. The entertainment was gotten up for the Sabbath school, and by the wise provision of the committee, none were slighted. After the presents were distributed the visitors went home ad the members of the school remained and had a social time eating popcorn and candy. A marked feat of the entertainment was the unusually large number of presents for the poorr. Many little hands, feet, and ears were made comfortable against the biting blasts of this severe weather. . . . [SKIPPED THE REST...TOO HARD TO READ!]


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

SKIPPED THE NEXT ARTICLE...TOP OF COLUMN 2...looked like it had something to do with a reunion of Berkey and Wagner families.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

It seems that a party of boys were out hunting, and on arriving at a point near the Canadian river, and about 130 miles below Caldwell, they came across the bodies of three men, wrapped up in blankets, and all bound together with buckskin thongs. They had the appearance of hunters, and were only a short distance from a Cheyenne camp. It is believed that these men were hunting, were captured by the Indians, bound firmly with thongs, wrapped up in a blanket, placed out upon the open ground, and there allowed to die of starvation and exposure, the appearance of their bodies giving evidence that their death had been caused in this manner. The boys who found them were terribly frightened, and hastened to the nearest white settlement, where they told their story and word was sent here to Sheriff Henderson, who left for Caldwell Thursday. He will notify the government officials, and will doubtless be governed by their orders as to the disposition of the bodies. The clothes worn by these unfortunate men were such as to proclaim them well-to-do gentlemen, and no doubt were connected with an eastern party of hunters.

Wellington Press.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

At Halstead corn is worth 19 cents and the Clipper is chiding the merchants, because they do not pay 20, the same as the little town of Douglass. Come down here, neighbors, and get your 30 cents. Don=t quibble over one cent, but come to Arkansas City and get eleven cents.


Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

South Bend.

No weather predictions.

Bert Eastman has moved to his farm on the Walnut.

Al Graves is building a very substantial barn.

Our literary society is not dead, but sleepeth--for want of officers.

J. A. Staller has arrived from El Paso, Texas. Welcome Jesse.

Lou Holcomb was awarded the prize as champion speller at our schoolhouse last night.

A very pleasant party was given at the residence of Mr. Broadwell in honor of the arrival of his sister, Etta, from Denver, Colorado. After all had partaken of the delicacies and the hours had grown small, everybody went home to long remember the way in which these most pleasant hosts had entertained them.



Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

The council convened Monday night with the following members present: F. P. Schiffbauer, Mayor; O. S. Rarick, T. Fairclo, C. G. Thompson, councilmen.

After the minutes were read and approved, the Mayor appointed T. Kimmel, W. Spray, and H. D. Kellog as appriasers on vacating alley in block 141, and city clerk ordered to notify appraisers of their appointment. The clerk was also instructed to look up the matter of the foundry rent and report at next meeting, and to collect from H. D. Kellogg $20 for quit claim deed to lots.

On motion the engineers wages were raised to $40 per month.

On motion Judge Kreamer was instructed to collect the back indebtedness on the Highland Hall.

On motion J. J. Breene was appointed assistant marshal at a salary of $20 per month.