[From Saturday, June 13, 1885, through July 11, 1885.]

WAGNER & HOWARD, Editors and Publishers.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.


Determined to Celebrate the Glorious Fourth of July.

Preparations Being Made to Entertain 25,000 People by the

Committee of Arrangments.

Last Monday evening a citizen=s meeting was held in Highland Opera House to take steps toward preparing for the Fourth of July. A committee was appointed to solicit funds and the meeting adjourned. Thursday evening the adjourned meeting convened with Judge Sumner presiding, and Judge Kreamer as scribe. The soliciting committee reported they had recewived subscriptions to the amount of over $500. The report was accepted and the committee instructed to solicit more funds in order that Arkansas City may have the celebration of the Southwest.

A general arrangement committee of fifteen persons was appointed, consisting of Archie Dun, R. E. Grubbs, C. R. Sipes, W. D. Kreamer, Capt. C. G. Thompson, W. D. Mowry, John Daniels, W. J. Gray, Ed. Pentecost, J. L. Howard, Al. Daniels, W. M. Blakeney, Robt. Hutchison, Col. Sumner, and Mayor Schiffbauer.

This committee was emplower to attend to everything pertaining to the celebration. After the appointment of this committee, Mayor Schiffbauer arose and told the audience that he had been requested by Messrs. Searing & Mead to announce that they were in receipt of a dispatch from T. S. Moorehead saying that the steamer, The Kansas Millers, sailed out of St. Louis June 10 for Arkansas City and that it would be here positively by July 4th, or burst a boiler.

This speech created a great deal of enthusiasm and right then and there the meeting determined that Arkansas City should have the biggest celebration ever known to the southwest. Other speeches were delivered by citizens present after which the meeting adjourned with instructions to the committee on general arrangements to meet in the council chamber last evening to determine who shall be the orator of the day. It is intended to try and secure Robt. T. Lincoln, secretary of war under Arthur, for this purpose. Music will be plentiful that day. In all probability the four bands of southern Cowley, consisting of the Buckskin Border Band, Mechanics= Independent Silver Cornet Band, The Cyclone Band, and the cornet band of Bolton Township, will furnish the delightful strains. A rip-roaring good old time will be had and don=t you forget it. The amusements of the day will consist of a slow mule race; sack races; greased pole climbing; dancing; speeches; fireworks at night; drilling by the Arkansas Valley Guards; anhd riding on the Kansas Millers. Everybody from far and near are invited to come and celebrate Independence day.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.


The AKansas Millers,@ Will Be Here For A Certainty,

July 4, 1885!

She Left St. Louis, Tuesday, June 9, for the Mouth of the Arkansas.

About 25 Days Will Elapse Ere the AKansas Millers@ Will Put in Port at Arkansas City.

Let People From All Parts of the Country Come and Enjoy Themselves, July 4, by Taking a Ride on our Steamer.

Judge Bonsall received a letter Tuesday from T. S. Moorehead, at St. Louis. Mr. Moorehead is the gentleman who went to bring the steamer up the ANile of America.@ By permission of the Judge, we reproduce this letter in our columns.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, June 7, 1885.

DEAR BONSALL: We are here, and, as per Globe-Democrat of today, will leave foot of Morgan Street, near bridge, for Little Rock, Ft. Smith, and Arkansas City, Kansas, Tuesday, 9th. Our boat is called the AKansas Millers,@ is a snug little craft, and will do the work no doubt by river. The distance is 1,595 miles; 500 miles by river to mouth of Arkansas. We can make that in five or six days, and the 1,000 miles on Arkansas will take about 20 days. We may do better or worse. We will get there on the 4th if possible or before.





Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

Winfield Will Get the Methodist College.

Tuesday and Wednesday, the commissioners appointed to choose a location for the Methodist college met at Wichita and considered the bids. The following are the names of the towns and their bids.

Newton, $35,000 and 20 acres of land.

Peabody, $31,000 and 130 acres of land.

Hutchinson, $24,000, a cabinet of minerals valued at $4,000; and 100 acres of land.

Wellington, $51,000 and 40 acres of land.

Wichita, $30,000 and 20 acres of land.

El Dorado, $35,000 and two quarter sections of land and one hundred lots in Riverside Addition.

Winfield, $40,000, twenty acres of land, and annuity of $2,000 for ten years, and forty acres of land; or in lieu of the 20 acres, $10,000. With stone to build the college, Winfield=s bid will be about $100,000.

The county seat pays a good price for the college, but it will be of great benefit to the town. With her increased railroad facilities, Winfield is a desirable place. The morality of the town is good except the ladies wear the non-belted mother hubbard. The REPUBLICAN extends to the county seat the warmest congratulations at her success.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

Democracy Straight.

Wednesday Mrs. L. M. Lutes paid her fine. Judge Kreamer asked for the privilege of keeping the whip with which she struck Billy Gray, telling her that he desired it as a relic. She refused the request, but immediately went up to the Democrat office and presented the rod which had caused so much trouble to Charlie McInttire in an appropriate speech. AMc@ responded and now has that dreaded weapon stored away with the remainder of his relics.

Mariah Astuck@ to Cleveland

Because she loved him so;

>Tis thus you find Democracy

Wherever you may go.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

There is talk of a large stone block going up on North Summit street. The block will consist of three store rooms, each 25 x 80 feet, and two stories high. One is to be erected by the fraternal orders of the city, another by T. H. McLaughlin, and the other by Mr. Cox. T. H. McLaughlin has moved his old frame building from his lot and this much has been done toward the project.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.



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Special attention given to Parties, Weddings, and Festivals.

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Give us a call, corner Summit and 4th Streets.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

A Horrible Murder at Winfield.

Last Tuesday morning the denizens of Winfield learned that a horrible tragedy has been enacted on the previous night. During the storm which raged Monday night, some unknown fiend entered the house of Robt. White, who resides on Timber Creek near Frank Manny=s brewery, and murdered his wife.

It was a brutal murder; and if the citizens of the county seat had discovered the perpetrator of the horrible deed on Tuesday morning, he would have most likely attended a hemp neck-tie party. But the whole affair is enshrouded in mystery. Some were prone to lay the deed at the hands of the murdered woman=s husband, who is regarded with suspicion. The story he tells does not make him entirely blameless and is as follows.

It seems that White has a fear of cyclones, and on Monday night at about 12 o=clock, as it looked as if a cyclone was coming up, he took some cover and went out to a lime kiln nearby to protect himself. Mrs. White and the two children remained in the house. White remained in the kiln about two hours; and when he returned to the house, he found his wife=s head hanging over the edge of the bed with her face covered with blood.

Neighbors and physicians were summoned. White at first supposed that his wife had fallen and hurt herself, but soon ascertained that the injuries were very severe. The woman died Tuesday evening. The attending physician removed a piece of the skull bone almost as large as a dollar.

White takes the matter very calmly and almost cooly, and this is one reason suspicion was arounsed against him.

White is a painter, and industrious, and no family quarrel is known to have occurred between husband and wife. The two children who were in the bed with their mother are aged two and five yars. The family was very poor and lived in a hovel. They came to Winfield about three months ago from Illinois.

LATER. Dr. Marsh was summoned and held an inquest. The jury=s verdict was that the deceased came to her death by a blow from a flat iron in the hands of her husband. White has been arrested.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

Arkansas City Live Stock Exchange.

An organization was effected at the real estate office of Snyder & Hutchison to be known as the Arkansas City Live Stock Exchange. The company was formed for the purpose of buying and selling all kinds of live stock on commission, where can be found on file all the leading live stock journals of the east, west, and south. It is intended to make the office of this company the headquarters of stock men when in this city. All parties, having stock in the territory for sale, will place a list on file in this office and any parties at home or from abroad wishing to purchase horses and cattle can always find what they want by consulting this list. This is a want long felt by our stock men and will be greatly appreciated by them. The officers are W. J. Hodges, of Ponca, Indian Territory, president; W. M. Snyder, of Nez Perces, Indian Territory, treasurer; and N. T. Snyder, secretary. All communications should be addressed to the secretary at Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

An Unjust Criticism.


SIR: I desire to call the attention of the public to the following quotations from the ATraveler@ of the 16th.

AThe repair of roads and bridges lying outside the city limits, over which general traffic passes, lies with the county; and the county commissioners, who, from any feeling of jealousy or other selfish cause, neglect to perform this important duty, are false to the trust reposed to them by the people, and this neglect becomes oppressive and unjust.@

And again from the same article:

AThis loose-jointed way of whipping the devil around the stump is forced upon our citizens because of the refusal of the county commissioners to perform their duty, and this is why we say a state law should be passed requiring such bodies to keep bridges and roads in repair, and then if they neglect, there is a chance to get after them with a mandamus.@

I now publish from statutes of 1885.

ASECTION 1. The township trustee, clerk, and treasurer of each municipal township in the state shall constitute a board of commissioners of highways and township auditing board for their respective townships.

ASECTION 5, same chapter. The said board shall have charge of the roads and bridges of their respective townships, and it shall be their duty to keep the same in repair, and to improve them as far as practicable. Whenever the available means at their disposal will permit, they shall construct permanent roads beginning where most needed.@

I have only this to say, that ignorance is no excuse for an editor in criticism of public officers when the means of knowledge are easy of access, and further, that public officers have sufficient to answer for in proper criticism for errors of judgment in matters for which they are responsible, without unjust criticism in regard to matters entirely out of their control.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

Base ball is to flourish by night and by day. When it was found that the game could not be played successfully by electric light, owing to the shadows cast, it was thought that hereafer the nights would be serene and only day made hideous; but this hope is dispelled by the discovery that the ball can be made luminous. After being dipped in a luminous preparation, they resemble meteors when shot through the air, to such a degree that the night game will probably become known as celestial instead of national. The players also have to be illuminated. But the nine at Winfield is an exception. Their noses are red enough to give off sufficient light to play after night.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

The Mechanics= Independent Silver Cornet Band is flourishing. It is composed of Will Griffith, Eb; W. F. McKee, 2nd Eb; Joe Godfrey, Bb; Henry Anderson, Baritone; Chas. Maxey, 1st Alto; Hugh Ford, Tuba;

M. C. Copple, 2nd Alto; W. P. Wolfe, Tenor; Will Logan, Snare Drum; and John Smith, who plays the base drum. Two other horns will be added in a few weeks. This organization is composed solely of mechanics, who own their horns. Some $300 are invested in the instruments. Practice meetings are being held quite frequently and in a short time they will soothe our savage breasts with sweet strains of music.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.


WE MEAN BUSINESS! ON SOUTH SUMMIT STREET WE HAVE A LARGE STORE ROOM FILLED WITH Furniture, Mattresses, Window Shades, and Fixtures, Lambrequin Poles, Cornices, Baby Carriages, Combination Safes, all kinds of Parlor Furniture, etc., which we are Bound to Sell.

We will almost allow you to name your price on goods bought of us, for we are bound to sell.



Undertaking Goods A Specialty.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.


H. P. FARRAR, President

J. L. HUEY, Vice President

A. D. PRESCOTT, Secretary

J. P. JOHNSON, Treasurer

A. B. JOHNSON, General Manager


Arkansas City, Kansas

Capital, $100,000.

Money to loan on improved farms at lowest rates.

Call and see us in the Cowley County Bank Building.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.



Have you any property in the city or county to swap for any of the following:

$6,000 stock of Clothing, Boots, and Shoes, a clean new stock, and all bought in the last nine months.

$1,200 stock of groceries, fresh and clean. Will trade for city property.

40 acres joining the city of Augusta, Kansas, well improved, with good farm house and plenty of fruit of all kinds, also timber and water; a good place to feed stock.

Complete printing office outfit for job work and running a newspaper located in a live town in Butler county, Kansas. Stock will invoice from $1,500 to $2,000. Will trade for a good farm or city property.

840 acres near Napoleon, Henry Co., Ohio, all covered with heavy timber. Timber will sell on the land for $1,600.

Also the following farms in Butler County, Kansas.

No. 1.

160 acres, a choice good farm with all the latest improvements, one of the best in the county.

No. 2.

160 acres well improved with good farm house and young orchard, stable, good well. For sale or trade. Valued at $1,800.

No. 3.

160 acres, 20 cultivated, 2 miles from Keighley, good two room house, and about 70 acres bottom land; young orchard of about 300 trees. For sale or trade: value $1,200.

No. 4.

A number 1 farm of 160 acres, 15 miles west of Wichita, Kansas, and only 2 miles south of Garden Plain; would prefer to trade this farm for a good farm near Arkansas City; but would take city property as part payment.

Also bear in mind that we are now offering special bargains in lots in DUNCAN=S ADDITION.

These lots all contain 5 acres, and sell from $400 to $50 each.


We also have a fine hotel property in northern Iowa for sale. Price $4,000.

If you want to buy, sell, or trade, we invite

you to call and consult the OLD RELIABLE Land




Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

The Southwestern portion of Butler County being closer to Winfield than to El Dorado, when the southeastern part of this county obtains direct railroad connection with the former town, the question of shifting a slice of townships from Butler to Cowley will probably be suggested. Douglas Tribune.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

SNAKE BITTEN. A little girl of R. J. Atwell was snake bitten last week. The child was out in the grass and came in complaining that her foot hurt her. The limb began to swell and the pain to increase, though her parents did not realize the cause. The next day Dr. Fuller was sent for and after examining the spot where the pain commenced, showed the place where the fangs struck. He applied remedies and in a few hours the pain had ceased and the swelling visibly receded. It is supposed that the snake was not as poisonous as some varieties are, or the results might have been more serious. Douglass Tribune.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.

Many intelligent colored people in the South object to the use of the word AFreedmen,@ as applied to them, since there are only about 3,000,000 AFreedmen@ among the 7,000,000 colored people in the United States.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


The Democrat comes to the front on the post office question this week. Our neighbor is somewhat riled because the REPUBLICAN was informed that Judge McIntire had his application filed in Washington for the postmastership. We say again our information is creditable. And as the Judge does not openly deny the charge, we accept the information as true. Still the Judge=s application may never have gone farther than the chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee at Winfield and there died from strangulation. From time to time the REPUBLICAN has published paragraphs concerning the applicants for the post office, with jovial intentions. We did not think the Judge would take our remarks otherwise. But as he has, we answer in all soberness. Capt. M. N. Sinnott is a friend of the editor of the REPUBLICAN; he is also a gentleman and a true Democrat. The editor of the REPUBLICAN is a Republican. Since the Democracy was victorious, it has been evident to us that it was only a question of time until all Republican office-holders are ousted, and we have heard Judge McIntire express the same opinion. The REPUBLICAN does not desire to see a change in postmasters here, because J. C. Topliff is a deserving P.M. He has built a large building and the arrangement of the office is more elegant and commodious than even the one at Wichita. But at the present rate the administration is removing Republican officials--nearly 200 per day--it will not be more than 12 months until Arkansas City will be reached. The trouble with the Judge is that he is afraid Sinnot has the best chances and he wants the time put off as long as possible. At the winding up of his article the Judge says: ABut the secret, narrow gauge side track arrangement of M. N. Sinnott=s will divide and distract the party, and smells too strong of Republican methods.

The REPUBLICAN got Sinnott into this scrape by poking fun at him. The shoe pinched Judge so hard he had to squeal. To ease Judge=s fears, we say Sinnot does not seek the office and could not accept it very well on account of his present situation. Therefore, Sinnott has no narrow gauge arrangement and such language as used by the Judge above will undoubtedly divide the party.

If a Democrat has to receive the appointment, the REPUBLICAN favors Capt. M. N. Sinnott. He is a Democrat who fought for the salvation of our country and stands high in the estimation of all who know him. Why the Judge should handle Capt. Sinnot so roughly, we fail to understand. If, as the Democrat suggests, an election should be held to see what Democrat should have the honor of being postmaster here, the REPUBLICAN predicts Sinnot would get 500 majority over any man who could be brought out against him who would accept the office.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


Wichita is considerable worked up over losing the Methodist college. They are trying to work up a scheme to build a non-sectarian college. Having lost fairly and squarely, they now try to break down the Methodist institution by building up a rival college.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The Telegram is all broke up because the REPUBLICAN used the word Acoon,@ in reference to a gentleman of color. We hope the Telegram will excuse our slang on this occasion and we will never do so again. We had no idea of casting any slurs upon the colored race.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The Cyclones have accepted the Border Base Ball Club=s challenge to play a match game for $50 a side. The game will be played on the Arkansas City grounds two weeks from yesterday. It will be a cold day when the Border Club gets left again.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

For some time past there has been a lull in the entertainment line. H. P. Farrar, the manager of the opera house, has just secured Simon=s Comedy Company to appear here two nights, June 18 and 18, and then on the 22nd, the comedy AA Cold Day When We Get Left.@ Simon=s Comedy Company appeared here awhile back and gave a first-class entertainment.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Harper County had in 1880 about 4,000 people. In 1881 there was less. The returns from six of the ten townships, of the assessor=s census, with estimates of the other four townships, show the county to have now 15,800 people. Of these Anthony has 1,250, Harper City probably nearly or quite as much. It claims more. There are other smaller towns such as Attica, having 1,200 probably. Last year the county census footed less than 10,000. The growth is simply wonderful.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

W. M. Nelson received a letter from his old home in Parke County, Indiana, this week, which states that that region is being visited by the 17 year locusts. The letter is from his father and he states that he can go out in his orchard and gather up a half bushel of locust shells any day. Crops will be poor there this season too. These facts coupled, Kansas may expect to receive a large immigration from that state.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

It being an assured fact that the K. C. & S. W. Railroad is coming, the question of the location of the depot and other railroad buildings is the subject of discussion among many of our citizens. Some of them are of the opinion that the depot will be in the northwest part of town, while others think it sill be located on the farm owned by A. B. and J. P. Johnson in the east part of town.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The Southern Kansas Fair Circuit Association held a meeting in Wichita Thursday to arrange a programme for fall meeting. Dates are fixed as follows: Anthony, Sept. 1 to 5; Wellington, Sept. 8 to 12; Harper, Sept. 14 to 19; Winfield, September 21 to 25; Kingman Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1 and 2; Wichita, Oct. 6 to 10.

H. C. St. Clair is president and D. L. Kretsinger, of Cowley, secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Fred Patty and D. A. McIntyre went to Geuda Monday evening. On the return home about three miles out from Geuda, the horse which Patty was riding stumbled and fell. Patty was thrown across a root and the horse fell on his right leg, breaking it between the ankle and knee. The injured man was taken to the nearest farm house and Dr. Holland called. Patty=s hand and neck were also injured pretty severely. He is improving. Yesterday he was able to be removed to Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

When the result of the ballot that elected Logan had been announced, Major Peters, a Republican member of the legislature from Iroquois County, in his enthusiasm telegraphed the boys at Watseka: ALogan is elected. Paint my old home red.@ Upon authority of the local democratic paper, it is stated that the boys took him at his word, and showing the message to Mrs. Peters, gained her consent, and forthwith the entire male population of the town turned out, and, procuring the brightest red imaginable, painted the house, barn, and outhouses scarlet--roof, chimneys, and all, not sparing even the fences and trunks of trees on the premises.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Capt. Couch, the boomer chief, in Wellington Decoration Day, informed the Standard man that he (Couch) had sublime confidence in the favorable action of the government in relation to Oklahoma; that he thought within sixty or ninety days all obstacles would be removed by Uncle Sam, and the portals of the much coveted country would be thrown wide open to the homeseeker and homesteader. Couch has had that same amount of sublime confidence for several years and will have it until congress assembles and takes action on the Oklahoma question.

[Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Cheap Rates.

The railroad committee of the State Sunday School Association, which meets at Fort Scott on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of June, have secured from the Missouri Pacific and leased lines, Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf, and Fort Scott & Wichita a rate of one and one-third fare for the round trip. Tickets will be on sale at all stations on the above named roads on the 16th, 17th, and 18th, good to return on the 20th. Fort Scott proposes to entertain all delegates, and there would seem to be no good reason why the Sunday School workers of this county should not attend.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The water works question has about subsided, and once more the REPUBLICAN would like to suggest that the city put in her own water works, allowing our laborers to do the work. It would pay the city. There are plenty of water works companies which would put in a system for the city franchise for twenty-one years. Why not let the city do the work, derive the benefit of the profits, and keep our money at home. As a friend of the laborer, we plead for him.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


Tenders his Professional Services, to the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity.

All calls in city and country night and day will receive prompt attention.

Office, Residence, over Matlack=s, Corner of Dry Goods Store.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


Plans and specifications furnished on application. Mr. Hollowell is thoroughly acquainted with all modern and eastern architectural designs. Give him a call. He guarantees satisfaction.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


We would say to the public in general that we are building a new store room, and we are going to reduce our stock in the next 30 days to avoid expense and trouble of moving them. We, therefore, offer you extra inducements in Hardware of every description, Tinware, and Cooking Stoves. We will sell you AT COST--(FOR CASH). Don=t miss this opportunity for bargains.

Respectfully Yours,



Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


The Arkansas City Bank has received a new coat of paint.

Cabinets a McCormick=s for the next thirty days for $5.00 per dozen.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


Wallace & Huff have ordered new spring drays. They want to do your hauling.

If you want elegant rooms in the Commercial or Hasie blocks, call on F. J. Hess.

Big ones and little ones--we mean telescopes for sale by E. L. McDowell, the jeweller.

The Sunday school festival comes off out at Parker Schoolhousee next Wednesday night, June 17.

Frank J. Hess will rent you a handsome and commodious room in either the Commercial or Hasie block for an office.

The full blood Jersey Bull, AEndrous,@ can now be found at the stable of L. C. Norton at the north end of Summit street. Parties having cows to serve, can bring them any time, day or night.

Peaches have been on sale in ourr city this week. J. W. Hutchison & Sons received 10 boxes Tuesday from Dallas, Texas, which were readily sold.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


Senators Ingalls, Dawes, Morgan, and others are in the Oklahoma country to see if there are any cattle there and to see about extinguishing all Indian claims on the title. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

AD. E. L. McDOWELL Has just added a complete assortment of


We have THE BEST, and guarantee them to fit perfectly.

We also have a fine line of WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, & SILVERPLATE.

Watch Repairing a Specialty.

33, Corner Fifth Avenue and Summit Street.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


Cabinet Photographs for $5.00 at McCormick=s for the next thirty days.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The Oklahoma War-Chief was moved to Caldwell Thursday morning to where the colony is located. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The D. M. & A. Bonds were carried in the county by over 1,000 majority. Dexter, Arkansas City has redeemed her pledges.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

A gentleman who just came over from Caldwell informs us that in that city there are 22 vacant store rooms. We can=t hardly credit this.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


Jim Baxter put an end to his life last Monday at Kingman by taking a dose of poison. It is supposed bad luck at the gaming table was the cause. Baxter was well known here.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The Texas Siftings defines an offensive partisan Aas a man who is holding an office when another man wants it.@ Our worthy P. M. Must Abe a very offensive partisan@ from the number of applicants for our postmastership.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The ladies are decorating the Baptist Church preparatory to the observance of Children=s Day. Services commence at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. The usual services at night. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

At one o=clock last Saturday the west bridge across the Arkansas was completed. Seven new spans were put in. The cost of the repairing was $750. The breakage was caused by the ice washing down the river last winter.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Amos Walton, with the other commissioners, were up in the north part of the county, Monday, condemning right-of-way for the K. C. & S. W. R. R. He says the graders were just crossing the Butler County line into Cowley County.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

William Mann was taken in at Kaw Agency last Saturday by Capt. Rarick for stealing cattle. He was brought here and gave bond in the sum of $500 to appear before Judge Bonsall June 26. Mann=s veins contain about one-fourth Indian blood.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Frank Perryman has purchased an interest in the barber shop of John Welfenbaugh, one door north of Heitkam=s tailoring establishment. Frank commenced operations Thursday. He will be glad to meet all of his old friends at his tonsorial parlors henceforth.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

A brass band has been organized out in Bolton Township. Will Griffith is the instructor and Alfred Wing the leader. The boys already play very well. They had an invitation to play on Decoration Day, but concluded to not make their debut for a short time yet.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Last Monday evening a heavy rain fell in Winfield. Not a drop fell in Arkansas City, although at times it looked as if the heavens were ready to burst from their over supply of water. Tuesday night rain fell, and as a consequence, crops are looking 50 percent better.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The members of the Border Base Ball Club desire the REPUBLICAN to return sincere thanks to those friends who so liberally extended substantial aid for the purpose of fixing up the grounds. The boys all say they will play hard now and be the champion club of Cowley County as of yore.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

W. G. Seaver, of the Dexter Eye, informs us that Burden spent $700 to defeat the K. C. & S. W. Bonds and then failed. If Burden had enough enterprise to have used that $700 in building up the town, she would have profited thereby very much. As it is, she only received in return for her $700 a small dose of experience.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

A Firm Allied With the Interests of Arkansas City.

Some two years ago the lumber firm of A. V. Alexander & Co., located their yards on South Summit. This firm is not made up of eastern capitalists, but individuals who reside in our city. They came to Arkansas City and had such great faith in its future welfare that they invested their means in the lumber business. The genial

A. V. Alexander was made the head man in the enterprise. Since entering the business circle of Arkansas City, Mr. Alexander has constantly worked for the upbuilding of our town. He purchased property and has been the cause of the building of a number of new residences. In fact, A. V. Has invested $2 in real estate where he has made $1 in his business. The profits which have been derived from the business of this lumber firm have been invested in our city. They have not been taken elsewhere by an eastern monopoly and used to build up some other city. Why? Because, A. V. Alexander & Co., were the proprietors of a home institution and their interests were identical with Arkansas City and not Chicago or Kansas City or St. Louis. In the advancement of any cause for the benefit of Arkansas City, this firm has always been prime movers. Lately Mr. E. Baldwin, an old resident in this vicinity, purchased an interest in the yard. This fact assures us that it is a fixed home institution. Since the cut on prices they have met the competition boldly. They are now selling lumber very cheaply. They will duplicate any prices made by other yards. They do not intend to be run out. While they may not have the capital possessed by certain corporations, they will continue to sell lumber as long as their means hold out. They are selling dimension lumber below cost and other quality at cost. While they are not making any money at the business, they are determined to continue. It remains to be seen now whether the citizens in this vicinity prefer to have a firm composed of home men who will invest the profits of their business in our city or those who will take away all the money spent with them to some other town and state, where it will never do Arkansas City one iota of good. Remember that a dollar spent with the firm of A. V. Alexander & Co., for lumber, is a dollar spent to improve Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

A Sunday ordinance was lately framed by the city attorney and passed by the city council and published by the official paper of the city, prohibiting all business houses opening on that day except meat markets. The restaurants last Sunday, excepting Hamilton & Pentecost=s, were in full blast. Monday morning warrants were issued for the arrest of Pentecost & Van Sickle, C. F. Lang, and C. A. Burnett; and they were served by Billy Gray.

The arrested parties were taken before Judge Bryant and they informed Ahis Honor@ they would stand trial, as they thought the ordinance was no good. The case was set for Tuesday morning. Monday evening the council came to the conclusion that the restauranters had, and ordered Judge Bryant to stay proceedings. As usual, the city has to foot the bill. The Traveler has to be paid for publishing the ordinance, Billy Gray for serving the papers, and then Judge Bryant comes in too. This is not all. Since the council has deemed it of no consequence, another ordinance will have to be passed repealing the Sunday ordinance and published in the official paper. And again the city foots the bill. The REPUBLICAN just wonders how much longer the taxpayers of Arkansas City will stand of this kind of a racket. A city attorney should have enough sense to know whether an ordinance is valid before it is acted upon or published.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Capt. Thompson went to Topeka last week to attend a meeting of the State Board of Militia. He attended in the interest of the Arkansas Valley Guards. Adj. Gen. Campbell recommended that the cavalry company be changed to infantry and join the 2nd regiment of State Infantry. The change was recommended because the State was unable to furnish equipments for the cavalry. The Captain returned and reported to the guards and they have acted upon Adj. Gen. Campbell=s suggestion. The guards have now a full company of 60 members and at their meeting they have a full attendance. They meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings of each week. The boys have been working hard to obtain an armory. At present they have no place to store their arms and no place to drill. A number of our citizens have kindly volunteered to lend a helping hand by subscribing money. Messrs. McLaughlin, Hess, and Newman furnish a lot on Summit Street on which to erect the building. The guards will erect a building 60 x 100 feet and are now engaged in working up the scheme. Being allowed $100 by the State per annum, the guards feel greatly encouraged and will devote this money toward the building of their armory.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

J. C. Duncan arrived home Thursday from his extended visit in Tennessee, and through the state of Illinois. Mr. Duncan went for the improvement of his health, but the trip did not prove to be of any great benefit. His lung trouble was not helped any although he looks better physically. Mr. Duncan informs us that he saw plenty of locusts in Tennessee and Illinois. The damage done to trees has not become noticeable yet because it is not time for the locusts to deposit their eggs. He said that it was a mistaken idea that locusts ate up vegetation. They do not. They bore holes in the branches of trees and deposit their eggs. The boring and the eggs together kill the branch and it falls to the ground, and thus the locusts rising up out of the ground are accounted for. The trees, if old, are seldom killed, but if young, they generally die. Crops in both states are exceedingly poor and a great many farmers are discouraged. It has many farmers discouraged. It has been Mr. Duncan=s observation that [THE REST OF SENTENCE IS ILLEGIBLE.]


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


H. O. Meigs went over to Anthony Thursday on business.

Dr. H. D. Kellogg is building a large barn on his residence lots.

Dr. Brown has opened up his drug store on North Summit Street.

Jack Hilliard is able to come down town after his severe sickness.

Rev. B. C. Swarts was in town from Anthony Wednesday on business.

L. H. Northy and J. J. Clark visited Fred Patty near Geuda Tuesday evening.

C. H. Searing has been in New York for several days past on business. He came home Wednesday.

Frank Landes and Willie Kimmel are home from the Ottawa University spending their vacations.

Prof. Weir and family left last Thursday for Bloomington, Indiana, on a two month=s visit to relatives and friends.

Geo. A. Eddy, a wholesale druggist of Leavenworth, and a brother of E. E. Eddy, was in the city over Sunday visiting.

Miss Minnie Stewart no longer greets you behind the counters of

S. P. Gould=s book store. Miss Laura Gould succeeds her.

A. V. Alexander has commenced the erection of his residence in the first ward. It will be two stories and contain eight rooms.

Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Andrews were over from Wellington visiting Sep. Andrews, the manager of Andrews & Swain=s harness shop.

Miss Ella Bishop, who has been teaching in Des Moines, Iowa, for quite awhile, came home Thursday tto visit her parents and friends.

J. G. Danks was summoned home to Cincinnati last week by a telegram announcing his father=s death. He went immediately. He will be back about next Thursday.

Mrs. G. A. Vanderbilt, of Tarrytown, New York, and Miss Hiram Horton, of Peakshill, New York, are visiting at the residence of

G. W. Cunningham. They are relatives of the family.

A party of young folks, composed of Miss Lizzie Gilbert, Laura and Flora Gould, and Fred McLaughlin, Frank Barnett and Owen Shepard, visited friends at Kaw Agency the latter part of last week.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.


A. C. McEuen, [?] residing 26 miles east of Arkansas City came in town Monday and subscribed for the REPUBLICAN. Mr. McEuen desires to trade his farm for city property and move to the metropolis of Cowley County. [NOTE: THEY HAD McEUEN TWICE...WONDER IF McEWEN IS HIS NAME?]

J. C. Armstrong, the real estate dealer, over the post office, is getting down to business. He has a large list of farms and city property for sale. He is a gentleman and you will find it a pleasure to have dealings with him.

J. W. Davidson, of Wichita, was in our city several days this week, prospecting. He is a friend of Ed Grady. Mr. Davidson desired to rent a room so he could engage in the clothing business. He was unable to find a room.

M. Hunter downs anything yet in the shape of bluegrass. Thursday he sent in from his farm by Joe Wilson a sample. It was three feet and ten inches in length. Mr. Wilson informed us that Mr. Hunter has a large field of the grass.

Miss Linnie Peed has retired from the post office on account of ill health. Her physician recommended it. Miss Linne has been connected with the post office for quite awhile, and persons getting mail will hardly feel at home when her face is not visible behind the wicket.

Messrs. Seaver and Meredith, of Dexter, were in town Monday in the interest of the D. M. & A. Already they are agitating a branch of this road from Dexter down Grouse to Arkansas City. We are informed the company have in contemplation the building of this branch. Messrs. Seaver and Meredith returned the same day.

The Cambridge, Ohio, Herald, says: J. W. Hutchison, of Arkansas City, is once again mingling with Guernsey County friends. He looks hale and hearty and still wears a smiling countenance. His business is that of a land broker and we are pleased to learn that he is prospering. Mr. Hutchison is here working up an excursion to Kansas and the southwest.

Fred S. Eaton came in from Silverdale Saturday to get the REPUBLICAN to do some job printing. Mr. Eaton is in the sheep business. Last fall he and his brother owned over 1,400 but now they have only about 400. A great many died and a large number have been sold. Mr. Eaton tells us he will have an extraordinary crop of oats. It is the largest he has ever raised. He will commence to harvest in about a week or ten days.

Frank Beall intends to move to Belle Plaine as soon as he can make the necessary arrangements. He will commence work shortly on the canal enterprise, as the businessmen there have guaranteed the aid he asked. Mrs. Beall will go east and visit for a time, until Frank gets his house fixed up at Belle Plaine. The REPUBLICAN wishes Frank success, and yet we hate to see him leave the best town in America.

DIED. J. W. Tinsley, wife and child, arrived in the city last Saturday from Texas on a visit at the residence of Thos. Tinsley in the first ward. Mr. Tinsley on his arrival was taken sick and on Thursday morning died of dropsy of the heart. His remains were interred in Riverview cemetery. The deceased was an ex-Union soldier and a number of our G. A. R. Boys were in attendance. This is a sad termination of what was intended as a happy visit.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

P. Hollenbeck, one of the best informed farmers of the southwest, was over from Bitter Creek, Tuesday. Mr. Hollenbeck called on the REPUBLICAN while in town, and we had quite a sociable chat on crop prospects. He has 90 acres of wheat sown and it is doing splendidly. Already wheat is changing color, and some will be cut within ten days. His father has 95 acres of wheat adjoining his. Wheat in the vicinity of Bitter Creek is better than around Arkansas City, he says. The recent rains have brought out the crop most wonderfully. Mr. Hollenbeck informs us that rust had set in, but the recent rains washed it off.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Monday J. L. Howard returned from Ohio. Money matters in that state and Indians are very close. He did not bring back with him an excursion principally on account of the hard times. The crops along the route between Arkansas City and Columbus, Ohio, were very poor. After leaving Cowley County, there was a noticeable change in the crops for the worse. He did not see any equal to those in the Arkansas Valley. He did a considerable judicious advertising for our town. He found plenty of people who desired to come to Kansas, but they were either unable to sell out or without means.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Frank Hutchison went to Winfield Friday to accompany one of our accomplished school marms that far on her way home. While waiting for the return train, he concluded to visit a young lady residing in the vicinity of the Brettun House to while away tedious time. The consequence was Frank while away too much time. The train came and departed and still Frank lingered near, fascinated by the bewitching beauty of his lady friend. When the cocks began to crow for early dawn, Frank was still there waiting for that train. About noon Saturday Frank wended his way to the Santa Fe depot, wondering how the boys ere getting along down at the store without him. >Tis a bad plan, Frank, to have your love out of town especially when there is only one night train.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

AD. T. R. HOUGHTON, Dealer in Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Spurs, Horse Blankets, Whips, etc.

A full line of light and heavy harness always on hand!


Cannot Choke a Horse.

Adjust Itself to any Horses neck.

Has two rows of stitching.

Will hold Hames in place.



None Genuine Unless Stamped with our ATrade-Mark.@


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The Winfield papers claim that city has a population of 5,151; Arkansas City 3,814. The REPUBLICAN finds by an examination of the returns that Winfield has a population of 4,551 and Arkansas City 3,814. The papers at the county seat made a mistake off over 600. It is no use trying to build up a city on a paper, because Amurder will out.@ Walnut Township is given 1,604; therefore, Winfield cannot claim she estimated a part of those in her figures. According to the returns Winfield has 737 more people than Arkansas City. Winfield increased 200 during the year and Arkansas City over 600. Come, Winfield, you have got to act on the square by the Terminus.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

A small cyclone passed over the northeast part of the county Monday morning. It struck Burden, Cambridge, and Torrance, doing considerable damage. At Burden several barns and out-houses were blown down; four miles south of that town, a farm house was damaged quite severely by lightning. At Cambridge the cyclone destroyed the large water tank and windmill belonging to the Kansas Southern, besides damaging other property to a considerable extent. We understand that the storm was more severe at Torrance than either of the other places, but how much damage was done, we are unable to ascertain.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

O. C. R. Randall went west last week. Thursday he dropped the REPUBLICAN a card from Harper County, telling of the prospects there, which will be interesting to many readers. The crop prospect in west Sumner and east Harper counties could not be better; never saw finer oats in any country and have seen more oat fields in Harper than I ever saw in the state before. Corn is about waist high and looking well. Wheat is just boss and the further west the better. All the little towns along the railway are full of Adrug stores.@ Everything is booming out here.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

MARRIED. Lewis A. Lockwood and Miss Jessie M. Boucher, both of our city, were united in marriage by Rev. N. S. Buckner last Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the residence of the bride=s mother. On the afternoon train the happy swain departed to visit relatives in Sumner County. The REPUBLICAN acknowledges the receipt of samples of a fine selection of choice cake. We wish Lewis and bride a happy life, and the REPUBLICAN predicts that if Miss Boucher is as congenial as Friend Lockwood, the honeymoon will extend until they cross the river of eternity.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

G. W. Miller has been appointed trustee by the board of county commissioners for and in Arkansas City, Kansas, to act in compliance with Chapter 184, Laws of 1885, approved March 6th, which provides for all Union soldiers who served in the late rebellion, having an honorable discharge, and who may hereafter die, being in indigent circumstances, the sum of fifty dollars shall be used for defraying funeral expenses and twenty dollars for a tombstone. Mr. Miller has already had one application since his appointment.



Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The finest and the most pleasant riding vehicle in the shape of a gig is that owned by Dr. C. R. Fowler. Frank Balyeat is the agent. Saturday evening a REPUBLICAN representative was treated to a drive over Arkansas City in this gig by Dr. Fowler. To us it seems that this gig is especially adapted to this region on account of the sand. The gig is strong and durable, easy riding, and is as elegant as any buggy.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

The Sunday school festival will occur at the Parker Schoolhouse next Wednesday evening, June 17. The Traveler was mistaken in saying it came off Wednesday evening of this week. Remember, it is June 17. Quite a number will go out from here if the weather remains good. The proceeds are for a good cause and all who can should attend. The school is desirous of putting in a library and it takes this means to advance their cause.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.



DEERING JR. BINDER, delivered at Arkansas City, $190.00.

Please bear in Mind that the Deering Jr. weighs 1,200 pounds and that nearly all the other binders weigh 1,800 to 1,900 lbs., and the Deering Jr. is the strongest machine made, as there is more Steel and Malleable Iron used in Its Construction than in any other Machine; also you can always find repairs for the Deering in Arkansas City, And don=t have to send it to the factory.


Don=t be induced to buy any cheap, worthless Cincinnati make-up, when you can get a good buggy from this house at figures consistent with good work. Our prices are for

BUGGIES, $75 to $90

PHAETONS, $85 to $120

SPRING WAGONS, $85 to $110





Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Indian Postmasters.

In the Indian Territory, where the Government maintains about seventy-five post offices, some of the postmasters are Indians. They were appointed during the republican administration of affairs at Washington, and nobody appears to have questioned the eligibility of Indians for such places. Now that changes are contemplated, however, a question has arisen, and the Attorney General, to whom it has been referred, has decided against the Indians.

Mr. Garland holds that so long as an Indian preserves his tribal relation and remains subject to the jurisdiction of his tribe, he is not legally competent to take the oath of office required of postmasters. This view accords with that entertained by most of the courts and commentators who have considered the relation of Indians to the government.

It would seem, however, that Indians can readily qualify themselves to hold office. AWhen the tribal relations are dissolved,@ says Chief Justice Cooley, Aor when any individual withdraws and makes himself a member of the civilized community, adopting the habits of its people, and subjecting himself fully to the jurisdiction, his right to protection of person, property, and privilege becomes as complete as that of any other native-born inhabitant.@ It is possible, then, for an Indian to become a postmaster, but not while he remains among his own people.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.

Double Price on His Head.

EL DORADO, KANSAS, June 5. Andrews Hency, the railroad foreman who shot and killed Wm. Cody, constable of Beaumont, is probably from Arkansas. Some of his papers show that he at one time worked on the Memphis & Little Rock railroad. Gov. Martin offers $350 reward for his arrest, while Sheriff Dodson, of this countty, offers $600 more.


Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.




Come in at once while You can get GOOD WORK At the Reduced Prices,


Come in at Once.


Corner opposite Hasie Block.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

A Fight for Life With a Mad Dog.

On the 11th inst., Mr. Moss, of Harvey Township, seven miles northeast of Burden, had quite a serious encounter with a rabid dog. He owned a large Newfoundland dog, which was the pet of the family, and Mr. Moss= constant companion when out at work on the farm. Last Thursday morning they went to the field to plow corn and the dog followed as usual. Soon after they got to the field he noticed that the dog was acting very strangely, and after an hour or two, the dog suddenly flew at Mr. Moss, snapping, and otherwise exhibiting unmistakable symptoms of hydrophobia. Mr. Moss managed to keep out of the furious dog=s way until he had secured a singletree from the plow to be used as a weapon of defense, and he secured it not a second too soon, for the dog made a very fierce and determined attack immediately. Mr. Moss succeeded in knocking the brute down twice, but he sprang up instantly each time, renewing the attack, and making furious attempts to bite. The third blow stretched the dog on the ground again, but broke the singletree. Mr. Moss then secured the other singletree and knocked the animal down the fourth time, and kept on beating him, not allowing him time to get up, until life was extinct. He says that one of the first blows broke the dog=s skull, driving the brains out at the fractures. He thinks the first blow blinded the dog or he would have been bitten. A son of Mr. Moss was nearby at work and saw the fight going on. He ran up with a hoe, but his father was afraid to exchange the singletree for so light a weapon. He thinks the dog had not bitten any of his stock. He thinks it would be well for dog owners to keep their dogs tied up as there is no doubt that there has been a rabid dog passing through that vicinity and had bitten his. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

We have been frequently asked if we printed the large Fourth of July posters. To one and all we answer, NO. If the devil in the REPUBLICAN office did not possess enough knowledge of the printing art to know how to mix the ink for a poster so as to keep it from looking as if it had been daubed on with a stick, we would dispense with his services. The committee on printing threw the bills into the street once, but as some time would elapse before other posters could be obtained, they gathered them up and used them. The REPUBLICAN would not allow such a job to appear upon the streets of Arkansas City; much less other towns. The bills were a disgrace to any office claiming to be a printing office.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

The site for the M. E. College has been located on the ground just north of the reservoir at Winfield. $90,000 was the price paid for the college. The county seat hopes to increase 5,000 in population in the next ten years from the benefits derived from the college, but she won=t do it. If she gets one-fifth of that number to locate there on account of the college, she will do exceedingly well.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

STRAYED. From Arkansas City one black mare pony, three years old. Two white hind feet. White strip in face and thick mane, very kind and gentle, and had on a new leather halter. A reward will be paid for the return or information that will lead to the recovery of the pony. C. RR. SIPES, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

Everybody was calm at the fire Thursday afternoon; no one was excited. E. D. Eddy was one of the most self-possessed men there. He was very cool. On his back was strapped one of those hand fire-extinguishers and he was getting in some good licks. He was standing at a side window of the burning building from which the smoke was pouring in big clouds, looking for a place where he could do the most good with a small amount of acid and water. Suddenly a red-headed man stuck his head out of the window. Bro. Eddy supposed it was the flames bursting forth and let drive with his extinguisher. Jim Ridenour, who was standing close by with his armful of hand grenades, banged away as fast as he could throw them at the supposed flames. Eddy=s extingisher and Ridenour=s grenades were too much for the red-headed man. He disappeared from that window and shot out of the door looking for the men who were throwing brick bats at him. Eddy turned around to the admiring crowd and remarked, ASee how I quenched those flames?@ ANo, you didn=t,@ exclaimed Ridenour. AI did it.@ Who put the flames out as yet has not been decided.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

Thursday night of last week as a couple of young ladies were returning home from prayer meeting, upon arriving at a somewhat obscure place on the way, were confronted by two men, who grabbed at them. One of the girls jumped and screamed, the other was not so fortunate, for one of the villains caught her and slipped his arm around her waist. Fortunately for the young ladies, a house was not far distant and the screams which were emitted by them brought a gentleman to their rescue. But a few evenings previous to this two of our lady school teachers were treated in an almost like manner. They escaped by running into a house nearby. We withhold the names of all the ladies on account of the high social positions which they occupy. Should the brutes be discovered who thus openly insulted our girls, the citizens of Arkansas City should teach them a lesson they would never forget.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

The Globe-Democrat describes a steamboat intended for Kansas waters.

AWednesday morning a small towboat, intended for the upper waters of the Arkansas River, left this port for her destination, Arkansas City, Kansas. The distance she will have to travel before arriving there is over 1,400 miles. The boat was built at Carondelet, by Allen & Blaisdell, is 75 feet long, 15 feet beam, and 3 feet hold. The hull is built entirely of the best boiler steel, is provided with engines of the stern-wheel type, 8 inches diameter by 42 inches stroke, with boiler of fifty horse power. She draws only twelve inches of water and is destined to go under a bridge with only twelve feet clearance. Attempts have been made heretofore to navigate the shallow waters of the upper rivers and smaller streams, but this is the first boat built, with abundant capital at hand, to develop the navigation in a proper manner.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

The darkest and most threatening cloud we ever saw in Kansas was last Friday morning at 3 o=clock. As far as a person could see in any direction, the heavens were engulfed in one black cloud and it seemed that momentarily it would reach down and swallow up Mother earth, inhabitants and all. The thunder roared as it never roared before. At the southeast and northwest extremities of this mammoth cloud, the lightning played in all its glory. As flash after flash cleaved this dark cloud, a low distant rumbling sound could be heard; closer and closer it came until it was directly over our head and gradually the sound disappeared in the distance. Several claps of thunder were of five minutes duration. If there was ever a time in our existence we wished we could hide ourselves away in some friendly cellar, it was then. Soon the rain began falling. It came down in torrents, and fell for six hours.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

Thursday afternoon the M.D.s and the real estate men were seduced into another game of base ball. The latter done the doctors up in grand style. The score was about 75 to 50 in favor of the real estate agents. Some of the players hobble around on crutches now. They are somewhat sore and stiff. There was to be a game yesterday afternoon between the railroaders and the lumber yard men, but the rain in the morning caused the game to be postponed.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

Civilization Versus Inhumanity.

Loud howls are being made about our restaurants, lemonade stands, and other places of business selling on Sunday and threats of heavily fining the violators of the Sabbath are being made by some of the zealous observers of the Sabbath. True, we should observe one day out of seven, but let reason predominate. Here are our merchants all paying ruinous rents so that only the strictest business principles must be observed to keep them from going over the hills to the poor house.

Let the pious people whose ambition is to perpetrate piety and morality; let them begin in the right direction. Bring on your society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Almost daily we see some of our citizens inhumanly and unmercifully driving and beating the poor horses; thus the hard-hearted wretch is allowed to abuse a poor dumb brute, besides in the wretched driving, jeopardizing the lives of our wives and children.

A short time ago a stranger in our city observed one of these brutal scenes. His inquiry to me was if we pretended to be a civilized people in tolerating such brutality, stigma upon our town! Of course it is. Where, Oh! Where are our ministers of justice to permit these outrages when strangers stand on our streets and shudder at such gross neglect of the enforcement of law.

Is it not time to protect the good name of our town? I repeat again, bring into requisition the prevention of cruelty to animals. Let the good people begin in the right place to elevate the standard of morality of our beautiful, prosperous little city. Let us enforce law, let our sympathy extend even to poor helpless brutes.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

Ordinance No. 14, published in the Traveler, of this week, relates to the running of fowls at large. The ordinance says: AThat chickens, turkeys and other domestic fowls, running at large, during the first day of March and the first day of November, in each year, are hereby declared a public nuisance; and the owner or owners or keepers of such fowls, so permitting them to run at large, during the period above mentioned, shall be subject to a fine of fifty cents for each fowl, upon conviction before the police judge.@

According to this ordinance, there are just two days in a year that fowls have to be kept up. Just why the chickens of Arkansas City should be prohibited from running at large during the days of March 1st and November 1st, we know not unless it be in honor of our city fighting cock, Stafford. We should judge that the council had determined to abate the chicken nuisance between March 1st and November 1st. They failed miserably, or the Traveler made a horrible mistake.

Section 1 also says that the owner of chickens who are found guilty of violating the ordinance shall be fined 50 cents per chicken discovered running at large. Chickens cost 25 cents a piece. It will be the hardest days work the city will ever do to prove the ownership of a chicken found at large during the days of March 1st and November 1st.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

By July 1, Ward will have his new spring drays here and ready for business. Ward invites the patronage of his many former customers. His office is at Beaty Bros. Meat Market or Snyder & Hutchison=s real estate office.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

Doctors Vs. Real Estate Men.

ARKANSAS CITY, June 12. Our political machine, being in disuse for a long time, had grown rusty; and after seeing the doctors and real estate men play base ball, we could not refrain from bringing it forth from its place of seclusion, oiling it up, and setting it to going by turning the crank. The following lines were thus manufactured.

I have looked upon all kinds of games and horse races,

At different times and in all sorts of places,

Where people bet money, not missing the cost,

And anxiously waited to see if they lost.

I have found this amusing and exciting, I own,

But never was yet such a thrilling game known

As that which took place in this town, Friday last,

When the real estate men and the doctors amassed

In the east part of town and Aparalyzed@ all

By the skill which they showed in a game of base ball.

There were Mitchell and Fowler and Westfall and Acker;

There were Vawter and Love; also, Grimes, Wright, and Baker,

Who played on one side, and remember that these

Were the masters of Aphysics@--the worthy M. D.=s.

We call your attention to one Dr. Vawter,

Who filled himself up with some weak flavored water.

It suited him well, for the game that he played

Was thinner by far than the poor lemonade.

Foul language was uttered; foul balls did we see,

But one Afielder@ was Fowler, as all will agree,

No quarrels occurred--all was mild as a dove;

The reason of this, in the game there was Love.

This man had endurance and aptness combined;

He displayed his white Abustle@ (?) which streamed out behind.

There were things that were wrong, but one doctor was Wright;

To see this man play was a torturing sight.

Dr. Grimes, be it known, was out in the field;

His skill as a Acatcher@ to all he revealed.

Whenever the ball mounted high in the air

And flew towards the doctor, he always Agot there.@

With arms wide extended; I ever have found

That he Afroze@ to that ball--when it lay on the ground.

There were Stivers and Nelson and lean lengthy Perry

(Who skipped round the Adiamond@ as light as a fairy);

There were Sheldon and Snyder and Jenkins and Hess

And McDonald and Smith;--the last two I guess

Made the most Aruns@ or tallys,@ now mind if you please,

That these were the victors--the famous R. E.=s.

Their pitcher was Stivers, a fat funny fellow;

He can=t play at base ball but can quote from Othello.

But Hess did the best--that fact no one doubts--

He tried very hard but his Ascores@ were all Aouts.@

The game was amusing to every outsider;

Though the playing was Asnide,@ the third baseman was Snyder.

There, also, was Jenkins, an attorney-at-law,

And the clumsiest runner that ever I saw,

Now, Perry did well, if the ball he could bat;

The speed of his running could never be reckoned;

Having one foot on first base, the other on second,

From second to third in one step he would come

And then with his nose he could always reach home.

On the following day you might have observed

A lot of poor fellows unhappy, unnerved,

Decrepit, despondent, sad, sore, and dejected,

As if all they had in this world was neglected;

And if you had asked them the cause, one and all

Would at once have replied, AWe were playing base ball.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

An Indian Commune.

The writers on communism, socialism, co-operation, and kindred subjects appear to have overlooked the Indian Territory.

According to Senator Ingalls the Cherokee Nation has solved the problem of possessing all property in common. Through the sagacious management of some of the early leaders, the great fund belonging to the Cherokees, arising from the sale of their lands, has been kept together instead of being dealt out to individuals and frittered away. The money belongs to the Nation collectively. The same course has been pursued in regard to the soil. It has not been divided in severalty, but is the common property of the Nation. A Cherokee may use as much or as little as he chooses. The result has been that the Cherokees, as a people, are rich, and, individually, every man has enough, and there is no such thing as a Cherokee pauper. At Tahlequah there are two academies, one for males, and the other for females, and not only tuition, but board, clothing, and all expenses are furnished by the government of the Nation. The Auntutored mind@ of the Indian has found a method to abolish pauperism, and cracked a nut that white legislators and social economists have found altogether too tough.

Atchison Champion.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.


Senator Dawes, who was interviewed in Chicago by the Tribune, went all over the Oklahoma question. He says that the district named is occupied more or less by cattle men, who crowd their herds over from the surrounding leases, but that since the Indians have found out how valuable the lands of the territory are for the purpose of cattle leases have gotten their ideas away up and talk of $5 and $6 per acre for the Cherokee strip. The five civilized tribes say that they will never consent to the settlement of Oklahoma until the strip is bought, because the settlement of whites in a district surrounded by reservations would lead to trouble and finally to the extinction of tribal relations. Dawes says the only way out of the problem is to force the Indians to accept their lands in severalty and that the end of the Indian is near at hand. Thirty or thirty-five millions of dollars is more than the general government will ever pay for the Cherokee strip, which consists of about 6,000,000 acres.

Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

An effort is being made in the towns south of us to arrange a telephone circuit embracing Winfield, Arkansas City, Geuda Springs, Wellington, Belle Plain, Argonia, Conway Springs, Wichita, Derby, Mulvane, and Udall. This is a good scheme, as it will enable the citizens of these neighboring towns to become more intimately acquainted with each other, and in time it may furnish the outlines for a city equal to London or Pekin. Wichita Republican.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

The K. C. & S. W.

Hon. J. N. Young, president of the Kansas City and Southwestern company, and Ed. P. Greer will go on a trip over the line of the rod from Beaumont to Kansas City to set foot on matters for raising aid and inaugurating the construction of the road in this direction. Now that the road is about completed through Butler County, and assured through Cowley within six months, they consider it a favorable time to put the matter before the people further to the northeast. This is a road originated and worked up by citizens of Cowley County who have spent a great deal of time and money in the effort and it is fit that the first work should be put in on this part of the road to give an early competing outlet by way of the St. Louis and San Francisco.

Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 20, 1885.

A Bad Cent.

Arkansas City has a queer miniature case. T. J. Stafford, Arkansas City=s adamantine-checked City Attorney, owed Frank J. Hess for rent, and Frank=s efforts to get the due were so futile that at last he was compelled to sue. Then Stafford got up a case for revenge. Frank acknowledged and prepared some pension blanks for a party for which the law allowed forty-five cents and the worth of the blanks. The blanks added made the bill forty-nine cents, and as the change could not be made, Frank took the half dollar. Stafford had him arrested for illegal charges, on a State warrant. Frank gave bond for a million dollars, more or less, for his appearance, and the case hangs fire. It=s a one cent ante. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.


Raspberries are in the market.

CHEAP MONEY; $200 to $10,000 to loan. MEIGS & NELSON.

The Cyclone Base ball club at Winfield has blown itself to pieces. The name was appropriate.

Tuesday there were 18 real estate transfers filed with register of deeds from Arkansas City. Winfield had only four.

Messrs. McLaughlin and Cox have let the contract for the excavation under the business room they will erect on North Summit street.

There will be a meeting of the Creswell Township Sunday School Association at the First Presbyterian Church tomorrow at 10 o=clock a.m.

A social dance was given last Wednesday evening in the Hoyt gymnasium hall by the elite of the city. About 30 couples were in attendance.

The full blood Jersey Bull, AEndrous,@ can now be found at the stable of L. C. Norton at the north end of Summit street. Parties having cows to serve can bring them any time, day or night.

The Juvenile Band at Winfield has been secured to play on the 4th of July. The B. B. B band will also play.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.


Rev. S. B. Fleming has been selected to read the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July and Rev. J. P. Witt will act as chaplain.

This evening at Judge Kreamer=s office all young men are requested to meet by the 4th of July committee to prepare for the ragamuffin entertainment on that day.

W. D. Bishop is erecting a store room on North Summit street on lots adjoining Dr. Chapel=s. The rooms will be two stories high and 25 x 75 feet. J. Q. Ashton has the contract.

Six large two story business rooms are now under construction in Arkansas Citty. Five more of our businessmen are thinking seriously of building and in all probability will in a few weeks.

G. W. Bain, the gifted Kentucky orator, will deliver his lecture, AA Journey to the Golden Gate, or the age and land in which we live,@ in Arkansas City soon. Mr. Bain ranks high as a lecturer.

Mac Peecher has just received a scissor sharpening machine. He invites everyone who desires to have their dull shears sharpened to give him a call at Deets Red Front Barber Shop.

The Traveler says the REPUBLICAN is not good at invention. That is a fact, Bro. Lockley. We always speak the truth. We never acquired the art of inventing. Thanks, neighbor, for the compliment.

Will Mowry says at Geuda Springs an ordinance has been passed prohibiting a city officer from loafing around a drug store, billiard hall, saloon, and a house of ill-fame. This is a horrrible come off on the drug store.

Steve George, a special reporter of the REPUBLICAN, tells that Phil Snyder is sick. Phil appears robust in form. It cannot be that Phil is lovesick. For fear that he is, we send him a bundle of unprinted paper.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

The Santa Fe train was prevented from running into the depot yesterday noon on account of the washout made by the heavy rainfall in the morning. Passengers got off near the limits of the city and had to walk uptown.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Gilbert & Co., have purchased the boat belonging to parties at Salt City and removed it down to Rock ford on the Arkansas near the mouth of Chilocco. A boat run at this point will be of considerable convenience to cattlemen. [NEVER HEARD OF THIS BEFORE!]


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Mulvane Record: Mrs. Mary E. Grady, of Arkansas City, who was struck in the face by the link at the end of the bell rope on the train at Mulvane recently, has sued the A. T. & S. F. Railroad company for $10,000 damages.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Fred Bowers, who has been running the Central Avenue Hotel for some months past, has been a decided success as a landlord. He evidently struck his calling when he engaged in the hotel business, and we hope to see him re-embark.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

J. L. Howard has moved his office from over Matlack=s store to the rear room in the Cowley County Bank building, formerly occupied by Dr. Parsons, who has moved his office to his residence. He occupies the W. B. Kirkpatrick property.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

A. E. Kirkpatrick has purchased the furniture of the Central Avenue Hotel, and now the AJolly fat landlord.@ The REPUBLICAN right gladly welcomes AKirk@ back to the business circles of Arkansas City and wishes him success in his new departure.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

A Fire.

Thursday afternoon at about 2 p.m., the dreaded alarm of fire was sounded. Smoke was seen issuing from the Fifth Avenue Laundry and here the excited multitude wended its way very quickly. In the course of five minutes, there were 300 persons at the scene of the conflagration. A goodly number came around with hand grenades and buckets. Everybody worked with a will to aid in the extinguishing of the fire, for everybody realized that if the dreaded element got the least headway, our town would go.

Within five feet of the building was another frame building, occupied by C. E. Butterfield as a drug store. It was soon realized that the laundry building was past saving from the flames. Men with axes fell to and hewed it down while other willing hands fastened ropes to it and pulled it out into the street. By thus scattering the debris, the flames were kept down and a liberal supply of water saved the adjoining building.

For a time water had to be packed almost a half a square which kept the flames subdued until the water works were put in operation. Judge Bonsall and Ery Miller with their hand extinguishers did noble service. The flames had gotten too much of a start for the grenades to do much service. The building was very dry and burned like so much tinder. The fire originated from the flue, it is thought, because the smoke was first seen issuing from the roof. No one knows how it commenced. Calef, one of the proprietors of the laundry, was the first to discover it, and he gave the alarm. The clothing which was there to be laundered was all about saved; about 200 collars and cuffs were lost. Nearly all the funiture belonging to Calef & Holden was destroyed. Their loss was about $200. The loss on the building was about $500. It was the property of Maj. Sleeth and H. P. Farrar. No insurance.

This is the first fire Arkansas City has been visited by for a number of years. We were unprepared for it, and if had not been for the excellent services rendered by our citizens, our town would now be in ashes. If the wind had been the least bit strong, nothing the citizens could have done would have saved us. We have no protection under the sun against fire. We have not even an organization by which some system could be adopted in subduing the dreaded element. Everybody was excited and it is ten thousand wonders that someone was not killed or severely injured. We should have an organiztion at least, by which something could be done without danger to life. The accident will again cause the council to take up the subject of water works. It is hoped by the public in general that they will take steps towards putting in a first class water works, a system that can be depended upon. Neighbors across the way lend a helping hand towards securing a protection agsint fire.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Winfield is trying to get the Farmers Milling Exchange to locate there. A petition is now in circulation asking that our city aid the enterprise to the extent of $15,000. The board of directors meet this morning at their office and the stockholders this afternoon.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

The Atlanta Town Company has been organized and will lay off a town in Omnia Township. The company has purchased 240 acres of land near the center of the township on the K. C. & S. W. Railway. The Courier says that the road will be completed to that town about July 10.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

The scramble for our post office is becoming lively. Sinnott is still in the ring. Some Democrats claim that Sinnott is not a true disciple of Mariar Halpin; therefore, he will not be appointed. His appointment will be in accordance with civil service rules. He is not an offensive partisan.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Ike Harleroad was over from Silverdale Monday. He informs us that they are boring for silver on the farm of J. W. Fox. Last week they commenced to bore a well. The parties struck some object which it would not go through and so parties are now engaged in boring beside the well for a vein of silver.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

There is an ordinance against lariating cows, horses, etc., so they can run across the street. Billy Gray has received strict orders from the council to see that that ordinance is enforced. All stock owners who violate this ordinance will be taken before Judge Bryant and fined. Billy hereby gives all a warning.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Last Sunday morning Jake Endicott mounted a pony, in the south part of town, to take a ride. The pony was wild and had never been broken; it became unmanageable and ran into a barb wire fence with Jake. His leg received a severe gash about six inches in length and the pony was so badly cut up that it was thought it would die for several days. Jake was unable to walk for several days, but he is now getting better.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.


Mayor Schiffbauer is rusticating down to Gray Horse.

J. J. Clark has gone to the territory to attend to his cattle.

Mrs. H. P. Farrar came home from her Iowa visit Wednesday.

Mrs. Amos Spray and children returned from their Indiana visit yesterday.

C. T. Atkinson will locate at Medicine Lodge and engage in the practice of law.

Rev. B. C. Swarts was over from Anthony Wednesday on business and to visit his many friends.

Miss Hattie Corey leaves for Portland, Maine, today. Miss Corey will be gone several weeks.

Miss Nelle Nash leaves for a summer visit among friends and relatives at Abbington, Mississippi, today.

DeWitt McDowell has almost recovered from his attack of fever. He is able to walk around town.

Homer Deets has employed Alex. Vaughn in his barber shop. He was formerly with John Gibson.

Col. Neff, the stock-buyer, came home from Indiana Tuesday. He has been away about two months.

John Shelden will locate in Anthony. For several weeks past he has been at Caldwell working insurance.

Mrs. Wyatt Gooch leaves today for Weld, Maine, to visit relatives. She was accompanied by Earl and Albert Newman.

Milton Bowers, an old friend of Frank Austin, was in the city. He is connected with the Simons Comedy Company.

S. C. Kelly, a strong friend of the REPUBLICAN, from over near Otto, was over on business to the best city in Kansas Tuesday.

Al. Woolsey has retired from the real estate business and has resumed horse-trading with a vim in order to make up for lost time.

Chas. Swarts was indisposed the first of the week, but now his clarion voice rings out from behind Eddy=s drug counters as ever beforew.

O. O. Layne, an old Hoosier friend of the junior editor of the REPUBLICAN, dropped into our sanctum yesterday. He is going to locate at Garden City in the newspaper business.

J. M. McKie and family, who have been visiting in Arkansas City for several weeks, returned to their home at Atlanta, Illinois, last Wednesday. He called and subscribed for the REPUBLICAN before going.

Miss Theresa Halsel, a bright and handsome young lady who has been attending our schools here for some time, left last Monday for her home at Decatur, Texas. She was accompanied by her brother.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.


E. W. Compton and family, of Earlham, Iowa, arrived in the city Wednesday. They are stopping at the residence of Ira Barnett for the present. Mr. Compton and wife will make Arkansas City their future.

J. H. Hilliard leaves for Maine today. Mr. Hilliard has been having ill health here of late and it is hoped by his host of friends that when he returns, the trip will have proved so beneficial that his health will be entirely restored to him.

Jim Hill came home Wednesday from Beaumont. He reports the graders about 18 miles out from Winfield, and that ten miles of rail had been laid up to Tuesday evening. He further says that the

K. C. & S. W. will be into Arkansas City inside of 90 days.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Huey, Fred Farrar, Rev. Fleming and wife, Rev. Walker and wife, Misses Nellie Johnson and Hattie Corey, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hess attended the festival at the Parker Schoolhouse Wednesday evening. They were well entertained.

J. W. McPherson, of McCoupin County, Illinois, arrived in the city Wednesday. Mr. McPherson is a friend of S. J. Rice. He was well pleased with the fine farms around Arkansas City and will probably locate. He left for home Thursday afternoon. After harvest he will return.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Col. Richards, of the Richards & Conover hardware company, is out of the city for a few days attending to his extensive live stock interests. Kansas City Commercial.

Col. Richards is a relative of Frank Austin. Frank was showing him over the city Thursday. He was very much pleased with Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Abraham Jackson and Wm. Trimble, worthy farmers of Bolton Township, came home Wednesday from Ohio, where they went on the recent excursion. Mr. Jackson had been away from his old home for 17 years and many changes had occurred during that time. The crops in Ohio and Indiana were very poor. Both Messrs. Jackson and Trimble were content to remain in Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

For a living monument of modesty (?) The REPUBLICAN points its finger at our neighbor across the way. Bro. Lockley attended the Woman=s Suffrage meeting last Wednesday evening and made a neat little speech. He took such a fancy to it that he reported it in the columns of his paper, the Traveler. We have been hanging around a printing office since we quit wearing long dresses, and never before in our life have we seen an editor who had the Acheek@ to report his own speech. An editor generally has a sufficient amount of modesty to not thus advertise himself.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Bob Mitchell telephones the REPUBLICAN from Geuda Springs that they have a small flood over in that region. The water was four feet deep in his house and between the bath house and the business houses the water was over a man=s head. The wheat on several farms has been washed away and carried down the Arkansas. Up to the time of the REPUBLICAN going to press, the damage could not be estimated. No reports of persons drowning had come in. Mr. Mitchell thinks that they were visited by a water spout. All the creeks in that neighborhood resemble rivers.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Gardeners complain that a kind of a worm or insect is destroying their cabbages, beets, etc. They inform us that an insect resembling a miller made its appearance some time ago and settled around these plants, depositing eggs which were hatched into a worm. They are called the web-worm, because the plants which they eat are covered with webs. It is said that covering the plants with pepper will effectively rid them of the worm. A great amount of damage is being done to the gardens by this little pest. They seem to come up out of the ground.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

MARRIED. Yesterday afternoon Miss Mollie C. Wilson went to Winfield. This afternoon L. H. Northey visits the same city accompanied by Rev. N. S. Buckner. They have all gone for a purpose. During the afternoon, at the residence of the bride=s mother, Miss Wilson and Mr. Northey will be united in marriage by Rev. N. S. Buckner. The two then made into one will return to Arkansas City and resume their labors at the depot. The REPUBLICAN wishes them a happy life.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

The following names compose a list of the teachers who will be employed in the Arkansas City schools next year.

J. C. Weir, Superintendent.

Miss Bell Everets

Miss Florence Patterson

Miss Jennie Peterson

Miss Nellie Nash

Miss Etta Farris

______ Walton

Nellie Cunningham

Miss Corea Crutcher

Miss Eva Collins

Miss Lizzie Wilson

Mrs. L. Theaker

Mr. Joseph Bryon [? Wonder if this should be Bryan?]


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Stafford vs. Hess.

It has become a notorious fact that our present city attorney, the Agentleman of high legal attainments,@ is not well enough versed in law to even make out the papers for an action. It will be remembered that some time ago Frank J. Hess brought suit against our city attorney to obtain office rent due. But a few days elapsed until a suit was brought against Mr. Hess for overcharges in making out pension papers and notorial services. Tuesday before Squire Lindsay the suit came to trial and the indictment was quashed without any opposition on the part of the prosecuting attorney, Bill Hackney.

The complaint was not signed and sworn to by the prosecuting witness. It did not allege that Hess was guilty, but stated that he, Stafford, verily believed that Hess had made over charges. The case referred to was that of Benj. F. Peaks. Stafford made out some pension papers and forwarded them to the department; they were returned for correction. Peak got Mr. Hess to make out the papers this time. Mr. Hess took three depositions for which the law allows 45 cents, made out the papers, furnished envelope, stamp, and paper, and used up the greater part of an afternoon in hunting up witnesses for which services he charged Peak 50 cents; this was the cause of Stafford=s suit.

There were as many as a dozen errors made in making out the complaint upon any one of which the indictment could have been quashed. The two above were the most glaring ones. And yet in the face of all this ignorance displayed in law matters by our city attorney, the council retains him. They surely do not think him qualified to retain the position which he occupies just at the present time. Our city needs an attorney who understands law. Our ordinances are being remodelled to suit a city of the second class. They should be attended to correctly or at some future day our citizens will have cause to regret it. It cannot be that the council is blind to the faults of this Agentleman of high legal attainments;@ but it is nothing more than willful neglect of their sworn duty. The REPUBLICAN has no axe to grind in this matter, but, as Arkansas City is to be our future home, we are interested as every taxpayer should be.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Rural Pugalism.

Dexter Township is shaken from center to circumference by a youthful slugging match that ended in some dangerous blows, and possibly a term in durance vile for the attacking Sullivan.

Frank S. Ridgway and William D. Callison, boys of twenty, were the sluggists. They met a Sunday school last Sunday, and, with blood in his left eye, Ridgway followed Callison along the road and gave him a belt on the head with an awfully wicked, home-made billy. Callison was knocked senseless; but on coming to, he began to chew his antagonist=s thumb, took away his billy, and with his thumb still in his mouth, gave Ridgway such a pounding as he will long remember--laying him up for repairs. They were brought before Justice Hines yesterday and Callison fined $10 and costs and Ridgway bound over to the district court. Senator Hackney appeared for the state and Jas. McDermott for the defense. There were sixty-four witnesses--men, women, and children--with about five hundred spectators. Ridgeways and Callisons are connected by marriage and the feud seems to have been the result of a family row. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

There will be a meeting of the stockmen holding stock along the state line and in the territory at the office of C. M. Scott, Arkansas City, Kansas, Saturday, June 27, for the purpose of taking measures to prevent the driving of through stock over their ranges. On the same day a live stock association will be formed in room No. 3 over Hasie Block.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

A glance at the cards of the professional men of Arkansas City in the REPUBLICAN will disclose that of Dr. C. R. Fowler. Dr. Fowler has been a practicing physician for over seven years and comes to Arkanas City well recommended. His office is over S. Matlack=s store.


Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

The Leavenworth Times has gathered crop reports from every county in the state. It says of Cowley: AAcreage averages about 15 percent more than that of last year. The leading cereals are wheat, corn, oats, and millet. Prospects for wheat are about 33-1/2 percent of average crop. Corn about 33-1/3 percent above the average crop, and the others about the same as usual. Hog crop has increased about 10 or 15 percent over last yerar; but have lost a good many sheep on account of Ascab.@ The population has increased about 2,000 in the past year. Have the finest prospect for fruit we ever had.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.


The Farmers Evidently Mean Business and Are Determined to Build Their Mill.

The stockholders held a meeting at the office of the company on the 20th inst. Considering the weather and the press of farm work, the attendance was unexpectedly large, numbering nearly 200. D. P. Marshall, secretary, stated the object of the meeting to be to amend the charter and constitution. L. W. Gant, general manager, offered a resolution striking out the words, Aand on the canal adjacent thereto,@ as found in the third section of the charter and in the constitution. After some discussion the amendment was adopted by a unanimous vote.

A motion was then made that in view of the many contingencies attending the water power, we recommend to the board of directors the adoption of steam power, which was carried by a unanimous vote. Mr. Walton being called upon for a speech, said he had been in favor of water power; but after investigating the matter, he was of the opinion that steam was the best power to adopt. It would cost a little more, but the loss of time would more than compensate for the extra expense and would be more satisfactory to the farmers. He then discussed the division of profits of the mill. He was followed by Mr. Ramage, who favored the English system of dividing the dividends. Mr. Vooris said that there some years that the big fish would eat up the little ones. Mr. Fuller said the object now was to build the mill and divide the profits afterwards; that we should build the mill if it took two or three years to do it and we shouldn=t expect to get dividends for some time to come. He didn=t expect to get any on his stock for several years and he was not in favor of trying to cross the bridge before we got there. Build the mill and divide the profits afterwards was his policy. Mr. Gant said that he agreed with Mr. Fuller. He regarded the discussion on profits and dividends as premature. Those things would adjust themselves when there was anything to adjust. As to the little fish being in danger from the big ones, the danger was on the other side. That we had ten stockholders of $100 and under to one above that amount. And as long as the little fish had the same vote of the big fish and that they numbered ten to one, he failed to see that Mr. Vooris or anyone else was in danger of being eaten up.

There had been many idle rumors circulated by parties interested in the defeat of the enterprise by poisoning the minds of farmers and creating apprehension and distrust in the hope of ultimately defeating the enterprise by such underground work. They would influence some, but we would build the mill. No enterprise worth anything ever attained success unless it encountered difficulties and trials. Determination and perseverance in a good cause will always overcome difficulties and succeed in the end. Every stockholder is morally bound to every other stockholder to do his duty to advance the interest of the enterprise and legally bound to perform his obligations instead of stopping to caval about dividing the profits. We want to pur our shoulders to the wheel and in our united strength push the work to a successful completion. In union there is strength. It is the purpose and intention of the board to build a mill that every stockholder will be proud to own and that will be a blessing to the country and that will mete out evenhanded justice to every stockholder whether he be a big or a little fish and deal fairly and justly with every man whether he be a stockholder or not. Let everyman=s shoulder be to the wheel and before another twelve months roll round, you will be grinding your own wheat on your own mill, the best one that ever stood on Kansas soil.

The meeting then adjourned in high spirits of ultimate success.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

The Southern Cheyennes on the War Path.

The war department has received reports from Fort Reno, Indian Territory, to the effect that great excitement prevails there over a threatened outbreak by the Cheyenne Indians, known as the Southern Cheyennes. They are making preparations to go on the war path. The cause of the trouble is from dissatisfaction with their agent, Col. Dyer, who had been instructed to enroll the name of every member of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes that was on the reservation. The Cheyennes refused to allow this and withdrew from the agency. They threatened to kill Col. Dyer and to burn the agency buildings. The absence of troops from the fort placed the agency people in a perilous and almost helpless condition. On the 15th their anxiety was relieved. Three companies of cavalry arrived and later on three companies of infantry.

From the Associated Press dispatches concerning the trouble, we glean the following.

News was received at the war department late Monday afternoon to the effect that the difficulties with the Cheyenne Indians is becoming very serious. Gen. Augur has ordered four companies of the 5th cavalry to go to the scene of disturbance in addition to the companies at Ft. Reno, and additional companies are held in readiness to go at a moment=s notice.

The Southern Cheyennes are located in the western portion of the territory. The country is level and devoid of trees except along the streams. Owing to its great extent, it is very easy for the Indians to keep out of the way of troops. It is believed here that the Indians are well supplied with arms and ammunition.They are said to be good fighters and fight altogether on horseback.

The last trouble with the Cheyennes occurred about nine years ago and continued for more than a year. It was caused by the Indians of that tribe massacreing a portion of a family moving overland. The massacre occurred in Kansas. The father, mother, and daughter were killed and the four remaining children taken captive. The daughter who was killed, before she was captured, took the life of an Indian with an axe as he attempted to get into the wagon in which the children were gathered.

Prior to this massacre the Cheyennes became unfriendly towards the whites, and a number of men disguised had burned a bridge on the Kansas Pacific railroad for the purpose of stopping a train that they might plunder it. After the destruction of the bridge, the soldiers were sent to capture the men implicated. An officer chanced one day to see an Indian standing a long distance away. He drew nearer, fired, and killed him. The Indian was the son of Lone Wolf, the great Cheyenne chief. When he was buried four hundred ponies were killed above his grave. Though Lone Wolf himself did not participate in the outbreak which followed his son=s death, it was thought that the shooting of the young Indian greatly induced the tribe to go on the warpath. The massacre of the Georgia family followed and the one year=s fighting began.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

George W. Bain, the Kentucky orator, will deliver his celebrated lecture, AA Journey to the Golden Gate,@ or, AThe age and Land in Which we Live,@ in Highland Opera House, Monday evening, June 29.

The REPUBLICAN advises all to hear Mr. Bain. Seats can be secured at Ridenour & Thompson=s. Admisstion 50 and 35 cents.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.


The Border Base Ball Club the Champion of Cowley County.

Thursday afternoon the Border Base Ball Club went to Winfield to meet the Burden Club. The game was for the Championship of Cowley County. It is almost needless to say that it was the best game played this season. Both Clubs did their best and several excellent plays were made on each side. The game commenced at about 2:30 p.m., with the Burden club at the bat. They were white-washed. Three men went out in quick succession. The Border club was more fortunate and one tally was scored. On the second inning the Burden club was again white-washed. The Border club got in two ringers this half inning. On the first half of the third inning, the Burden boys made their first tally. On the last half of the same inning, our boys made four scores. The Burden boys, owing to some unskillful playing on the part of our boys, raised their score eight tallies, on their half of the fourth inning. The Border club got two. On the fifth inning the Burdenh boys were saved from a white-wash by one tally. The Border club was not blessed with a score this inning. The sixth inning the Burden boys were treated to a white-wash. The Border club swallowed the same kind of a dose. The seventh inning the Burden club scored one and the Border club one. In the eighth inning the Burden boys were white-washed while the Border club added six tallies to their score. In the ninth inning the Burden nine swelled their score four tallies. The Border club did not play their half of the ninth inning as they were ahead.

The score was: Border club, 16 tallies; Burden, 15 tallies.

The following are the names of the players.

Burden Club: Bucknell, Dansett, Elliott, Jackson, Alberts, Collins, Henderson, Conrad, and Brooks.

Border Club: Wilson, Perryman, Wright, Miller, Godfrey, Gage, Pentecost, Wright, and Hilliard.

Messrs. Perryman and Gage pitched for the Border Club; and Wilson and Perryman caught. They did excellent work. A gentleman from Burden umpired and gave satisfaction.

Messrs. Oliver, Eaton, Randolph, McMasters, Ewert, Dougherty, and Martin entertained the two visiting clubs.

Our boys desire to return their thanks to those gentlemen for their kind treatment.

The next game the Border club plays will be with the Cyclones of Winfield. The game will be played July 4th, on the Arkansas City grounds. The game will undoubtedly be very interesting to base ball lovers.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

News from the AKansas Millers.@


V. M. AYERS, Esq.:

DEAR SIR: We landed here at 4 p.m. We will be in Ft. Smith in three days--the distance by river is 255 miles and 350 to Gibson. Unless we are delayed by some unavoidable circumstance, we will land in the Walnut River in nine days--about July 1. We make 6 to 8 miles per hour against the current.




Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

A discovery in regard to the issuing of the D. M. & A. bonds has been made. The Courier reports as follows.

AThe county commissioners find that the valuation of the county will not admit of the issue of $100,000 bonds to the D. M. & A. They can legally issue but $66,000. The question will come up at the next session of the Board whether or not the remaining amount of the bonds voted can be legally issued when the county valuation will admit. The

D. M. & A. Company understood the uncertainty of the issuing of the full amount of the bonds when their propositions were submitted, and the issue of the $66,000 at present will not interfere with the construction of the line through Cowley.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

An Associated Press dispatch from El Dorado of June 23, imparts the following information concerning the K. C. & S. W.

ATrack laying on the Kansas City & Southwestern road from Beaumont, a point on the St. Louis & San Francisco, Butler County, in the direction of Winfield is progressing, fifteen miles having been completed. The line is expected to reach Winfield by August 1, and will open a new country. The road being built from El Dorado to Newton, in connection with the above, will give Butler County 40 miles of new track, 150 miles of railway in all, being 23 miles more than any county in the state.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

Winfield will take a rest this coming Fourth of July and give Arkansas City a chance to get acquainted with the great American Eagle. A special train will run from here to the Terminus and the Arkansas Cityites propose to whoop things as they never have been whooped before. Ex-secretary of war, Robt. T. Lincoln, and Senator Plumb are expected to be present. The recent bond elections have placed the two cities on a plane of amity and good feeling such as has never existed before, and by our turning out in full force, this condition of things can be improved upon and maintained.

Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

AToo Late.@

Many regret the result of our last city election. The voters now see they were in error by not electing the mayor and councilmen on the reform ticket. Our city affairs are in a muddle. We heard a lawyer who lately located in our city for the practice of his profession remark that hardly an ordinance was passed, but what there was some flaw in it. The REPUBLICAN warned the people of Arkansas City, but they heeded us not. Regrets now are useless.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

Cherokee Politics.

HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, June 19. Advices from the Indian Territory indicate that Cherokee politics are now at fever heat. At a recent convention of the union party of the Delaware district, there was adopted the following platform, upon which a lively campaign is being made.

AWe believe in a government of the people, by the people, in opposition to rings and syndicates. We favor an honest, economical administration of our government and declare that honest competency should be the only test in filling posts of public trust. We oppose the appointment of Philips as a resident at Washington, on account of his practices. We favor the protection of our rights to the soil, as guaranteed to us by patents from the United States, by removal of owners, squatters, and intruders, who are here without the authority of the law, by the United States agent. We favor the removal of Jno. L. Tufts, United States agent, because he has utterly failed to protect our rights to the soil, by refusing to remove intruders, though repeatedly asked to do so by petitions of our best citizens. We oppose the sale of our lands west of 96th meridian at 46 cents per acre because said price was arbitrarily set on the land by the president without any sanction of the law of treaty on our part. We favor the effort on our part, to obtain a revocation of the illegal sales of those lands entire, and in event of a failure in this, we ask for a revaluation of those lands at a minimum price of not less than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre. We oppose the leasing out of our lands west of the 96th meridian to cattle syndicates, and favor the present permit law and oppose its repeal.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

The Storm at Geuda Last Friday Night.

About two o=clock this morning the clouds seemed to gather in all directions to one common center, in and around Geuda Springs. Such flashes of lightning and peals of thunder were never seen or heard of in this vicinity before. The heavens seemed perfectly full of electricity. There was but little rain fell until after daylight this morning, when it literally poured out for about two or three hours and there must have undoubtedly been a water spout two or three miles above here as Salt Creek rose ten feet in about two hours. The water rose to 4-1/2 feet above the lower floor of C. R. Mitchell=s house. The families of Mr. Buckwalter, Mr. McCarren, and Mr. Cadle were carried out on horses and on men=s backs. The damages will be from $500 to $1,000, besides a great amount of damage done to wheat standing in the shock. H. H. Bumgardner lost one very fine mule by lightning, and Mr. Brenhart a cow which was tied to a rope on some low ground and was drowned. Geuda Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

A small worm known as the web work is doing a great deal of damage to the corn crop in this vicinity. Large fields have been completely destroyed and the outlook for a corn crop this year is anything but favorable, and unless they soon disappear, there will be but little if any corn raised in this vicinity this year. The worm is light grey in colorr, and not larger around than a knitting needle; and varies from an eighth to an inch in length, and the ground is many plots is perfectly alive with them. Grenola Chief.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

Winfield Whispers.

WINFIELD, KANSAS, June 22. Frankie Morris was arrested here Saturday on an indictment from Neosho County charged with poisoning her mother last fall to secure $15,000 of life assurance. The lady began legal proceedings for the collection of the insurance some weeks ago when companies procured her arrest as too previously. Senator Hackney and Henry E. Asp have been retained to defend the lady.


An escaped lunatic, armed with a rifle and Bowie knife, has been hiding in the timber along the Walnut River for several days, coming out nights and digging up raw potatoes, on which he subsists. A large number of men have made ineffectual attempts to capture him. He is seen almost every night, but his hiding place has not been discovered.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

A Horrible Town to Live In.

Everybody is scared in Winfield. No woman allows herself outside the house after 4 o=clock p.m. Husbands have to remain away from club meetings. Here is the latest as reported by the Courier.

ADr. Wells and household were given a shock in their slumbers the other night. About midnight the shrill report of a revolver, right at the window, knocked the doctor clear out of bed. He grabbed his shooting iron and clothed in the ghostly garb of stilly night, rushed outdoors to paralyze the foe. But nothing but departing hoofs could be heard. He thinks it is the escaped lunatic who has been prowling around in the midnight hours, frightening everybody out of their nightgowns. The lines are draw mighty tight on a married man now--the old lady won=t let him leave the house at night.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

Boss Boomer Talks.

LAWRENCE, June 22. A correspondent just returned from Caldwell, where he held a long interview with Captain Couch, the leader of the Oklahoma boomers. He says Couch believes the commission appointed by President Cleveland will make a favorable report early in July, and that the land will be immediately taken up by squatter sovereignty before it is officially opened. The boomers= camp is about three miles from Caldwell, and at present contains about 350 people. Couch says additions are continually coming in; and when he issues his call, he expects to have it answered by thousands. If the commission should report unfavorably to the opening of Oklahoma for settlement of colonists, as a last resort they will again invade the territory.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 27, 1885.

A law was passed at the last session of the legislature, requiring farmers to cut hedges along the public highways twice each year. Not to do so is a misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

An exchange tells us that Awhat is termed the latest swindle@ is thus expressed: Two men called on a farmer and represented themselves to be photographers. They agreed to furnish the farmer with a photograph of his home for fifty cents. The farmer signs an agreement to receive the photograph at the price named, which agreement turns up in due time as a promissory note for a goodly sum.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The Sad Drowning of Wm. Rike.

DIED. Yesterday evening after 6 o=clock five boys--Wm. Wagner, Elmer Wagner, Albert Meigs, Frank Barnett, and Wm. Rike went to the Walnut to bathe. Happy and joyous they went, little dreaming that their light hearts would soon be made heavy. Arriving at the railroad track above the gravel pit--the swimming hole--they began to undress. The deceased, Wm. Rike, was the first to get his clothes off and immediately he plunged into the swift, deep water. He came out upon the bank and made the remark, ABoys, I have got the cramp in my big toe.@ These are the last words he uttered. He immediately jumped in again and began to paddle around as he was unable to swim. In some manner he got in the current which kept carrying him farther from the shore and out into deeper water. Before he realized it, he was beyond his depth and was carried fully 40 feet downstream in the swift current. About this time Frank Barnett plunged into the water. At first he thought the deceased was only acting the fool in his mad efforts to get out of the water. Barnett shouted to the Wagner boys on the bank to come to his assistance. All three went, but the boys were unable to save him on account of his mad plunges. They tried to swim with him, but he would break from their grasp in spite of every effort they could set forth. They scuffled with him until he went down to come up no more.

Where the drowning occurred, the water is very deep and has a whirling motion, and when the poor ill-fated boy went down the last time, his body disappeared, and they were unable to discover it. As soon as possible, they hurried to town and informed the authorities. Crowds immediately flocked to the river and searching for the body commenced. Expert divers scoured the river bed for his remains, but no trace of them could be found. Reluctantly at 12 o=clock the searchers gave up the hunt till morning and as yet the body has not been found.

The deceased was an employee of the Traveler office, having commenced work since school closed. For over nine months he labored in the REPUBLICAN office. When school commenced last year, he quit to attend. He was ambitious to obtain an education and was very studious. Never before in our newspaper career have we been called upon to chronicle as sad an accident as the drowning of Billy Rike. He was universally liked and especially so by his printer friends. His parents are nearly distracted. He was their only boy and their whole hearts were centered upon him. Now he has been torn rudely away from them. It is not like his being sick and death expected. But a few short hours had elapsed from the time when he had left his home, light-hearted and healthy, until he was past feeling all early ills. Once more is the old proverb verified, AIn the midst of life we are in death.@


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Poor Winfield! How near the bottom rung of the ladder that city is approaching in the criminal calendar! First was the roller skating regime, which lasted until last Saturday. Then for a time she was infested by a gang of safe-blowers. She had not broken loose from their grasp until a Jesse James gang of boot-blacks made their appearance and annoyed the good people of the Hub by committing all sorts of petty thefts. Next in order were the jail-breakers, followed by house-burners, murders, wife-beatings, and other events too numerous to chronicle. Now they are after a lunatic. He is worrying the natives considerably. But they are unable to catch him. He is only one of the Abright beautiful gazelles,@ who has come to occupy his berth in the new imbecile asylum. Judging from the Courier, he is pleasant company, but rather choice in his selections of associates. The latest is the arrest of a young lady for the murder of her mother. Her name is Frank Morris. She is a newcomer. The Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, had the indictment made out against Miss Morris. Through Hackney and Asp, Miss Morris brought suit against the company to obtain $15,000 of life insurance money on her mother. What next will happen at the county seat to keep the criminal pot boiling, we can=t say. We prefer to live and die in the Terminus, where we are afflicted with the Asthma.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

MARRIED. Joseph Martin and Leona Moore, the eloping couple from Udall, have been married. One day last week they left Udall for Winfield, took rooms at the hotel, intending to be married next day. Leona=s father appeared on the scene next morning and prevented the marriage. He had Marvin arrested. The old gentleman finally consented, as it was the best thing to be done under the existing circumstances, to allow the marriage to come off. Marvin is 21 and Leona only 13 years of age.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.


Steinberger sells gasoline at 18 cents per gallon.

The Cyclone base ball club at Winfield has been re-organized.

C. R. Sipes, after advertising in the last issue of the REPUBLICAN, had his lost pony returned to him.

Next Monday down on the Nez Perce reservation, there will be a sale of horses by the government.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Judge Kreamer wants the man who borrowed Spalding=s treatise from his his office to return the same immediately.

McDowell Bros. are now the proprietors of the paraphanelia of the Windsor Hotel. Geo. H. Druitt still runs the house.

Walter R. Brennon, of the Indian Territory, was appointed Tuesday by President Cleveland superintendent of the Chilocco schools.

A social dance was given last Wednesday evening in the Hoyt gymnasium hall by the elite of the city. About 30 couples were in attendance.

For the 4th of July celebration, $291 has been expended for fire-works.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The man who carried off 50 feet of hose from D. L. Means= store had better return same as this is carrying a joke too far.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

M. C. Copple informs us that he will establish a bus line. He will have his busses here on the advent of K. C. & S. W. Road into our city.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Here is what the Cheyennes call the assistant editor of a paper: AHo-to-ka-wah-mut.@ This word means scissors and does not include the paste pot and brush.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

A. E. Kirkpatrick has had the Central Avenue Hotel so thoroughly renovated and re-papered that it looks like a new hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

McDowell Bros, have got an excellent refrigerator in their meat shop. It is different from any we have seen yet. It cost over $300 and keeps the meats in good condition.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Capt. Sinnott tenders the REPUBLICAN the following information. Cowley County has 1,773 old soldiers. During the past year 583 have moved in the county and 108 moved out.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Kimmel & Moore have just received a carload of sugar, and are selling it off very cheap. Parties who intend canning fruit can save money in the purchase of this article by callng on this firm.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Base ball is all the rage in the Terminus. There are seven nines already formed here: The Border nine, the 2nd nine, Printer=s nine, Real Estate nine, The Doctors, The railroaders, and the dry goods dudes.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Frank Hess sold the H. R. Darrough lot and building on north Summit street Thursday to J. C. Topliff for $1,525. The lott is just north of Central Avenue Hotel. We are informed a business room will be erected thereon.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Sumner County druggists filed 4,700 statements during the month of May. That county is terribly unhealthy. Wellington is especially so. That city seems to be made up of thieves, gamblers, murderers, and saloonists. Poor Sumner.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Supt. H. J. Minthorn sends the editors of the REPUBLICAN a cordial invitation to attend the first annual exhibition given by the Indian children of the Chilocco Indian Training School at Chilocco, Tuesday, June 30, 1885, at 7 p.m.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

There will be a ball at Highland Opera House Fourth of July evening. R. P. Hutchison and T. J. Dinwiddie will be the managers and Prof. Verner the floor manager. A good time is anticipated by the boys and everybody is invited to come.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The Winfield Courier is Astuck@ upon the subject of bustles. It says, Abustles are now made of back numbers of newspapers.@ For Bro. Greer=s benefit, we would remark that newspaper bustles are not made during hot weather. They are too warm to be worn.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride=s parents, Will R. Griffith and Miss Ebbie Steele by Rev. S. B. Fleming. A number of invited guests were present to witness the ceremony, who bestowed on the bridal couple showers of good wishes and a number of valuable presents.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

An Adventist was preaching on our streets Tuesday. He claimed to have had a revelation from Aon high@ some time since. He also stated that the world would come to an end inside of seven years. Everybody should come in and subscribe for the REPUBLICAN immediately.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Mitts & Jones have been awarded the contract by Mr. Burroughs, the gentleman from Chicago, who purchased the lots on South Summit street for the erection of his business block. The block will be two stories and 80 x 50 feet. Work will be commenced as soon as the necessary preliminary work is gone through with.



Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Monday afternoon Artemus W. Patterson filed too many statements for his disease, and as a consequence became unruly. During the afternoon sometime he became enraged at his bird dog, which he tried to make lie down. The Apup@ didn=t understand Pat=s language and refused to obey. He beat the dog quite severely. The marshal had a warrant issued against him for cruelty to animals and when he went to serve it, Patterson had quieted down, and he let the matter drop. In some way Artemus was informed that Billy Gray had a warrant for his arrest. This re-aroused his ire and a few more doses of medicine fixed him in good shape. While standing in front of Newman=s store, with one or two other persons, someone in the crowd pulled a revolver and shot a hole through one of the large plate glass windows. Artemus skipped down into the Commercial Restaurant, where he had a picnic with the police. Hr refused to allow them to arrest him, telling them they were too little. By a dint of coaxing, Johnnie Breene finally got him to come along with him to Judge Bryant=s office. He fixed the matter up in some manner with Judge Bryant and went over to Geuda. He came back next day--Tuesday--and appeared in Bryant=s office and settled the city case against him for $2.50. Wednesday Capt. Rarick served a state warrant against Artemus for resisting the officers. Thursday before Judge Kreamer he plead guilty to the charge and was fined $50 and costs--about $75 altogether. The prosecuting attorney, Bill Hackney, recommended leniency; but Judge Kreamer thought that that fine was about right. This will teach Pat a lesson. We all remember how the little daughter of Jos. Perry was killed in Wellington by a drunken man discharging a revolver on the streets. A similar tragedy might have been enacted here. As it is, someone is out about $102 for the plate glass in Newman=s window. When Pat was finally arrested, no revolver was found on his person; and no one testified that they saw him do the shooting. He denies doing it. The general supposition is that he did it. Since writing the above Patterson has informed us that he would go before a justice of the peace and make an affidavit that he would not touch a drop of whiskey for six months. We hope he will carry out this resolution and stick to it six years instead of six months.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The Democrat talks about civil service Areform@ with a vengeance. We know it does not believe what it says. They do not favor civil service reform any more than the REPUBLICAN. It is crankism. Democracy was victorious. Give them the spoils. That is what they fought for.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Our Silverdale friend, P. F. Haines, showed us a bunch of splendid wheat heads of the Fults variety. The heads were not entirely filled. Mr. Haines has 70 acres of wheat and he thinks it will average about 30 bushels to the acre. He has one among the best crops of wheat in Cowley County.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Of our Aattorney of high legal attainments,@ the Telegram tersely remarks: AArkansas City has a daisy city attorney. So far as we have heard, he has never yet been able to make out a legal paper without some fatal error. We have serious doubts whether the fellow knows enough to eat when he is hungry or go in when it rains.@


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

D. W. Stevens= house was struck by lightning during the storm Friday night of last week. The damage done was slight. The lightning struck the stovepipe, running through the roof, and ran down the wire holding the pipe in position, knocking off some of the weather-boarding. The entire family were considerably shocked.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The game of base ball Tuesday afternoon between the Border nine and the second nine resulted in a victory to the former. The score was 50 to 21. S. Matlack Astove-up@ his finger; Geo. Stivers sought for information and was taught that the ball was harder than his head, and Charley Wright had the skin peeled from his cheek during the game.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Henderson, the stockman, took two loads of cattle into Kansas City Wednesday, which were as fine as one could wish to see. He got $5.50 per hundred for them and the average per steer was 1,480 pounds. One bunch of the cattle was the production of Wm. Green, and the other of Thos. Baird. Cowley County is the most productive county in the state.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The joke is on Jim Ridenour. Wednesday evening Will Thompson was married. Thursday morning as consequence, cigars were handed out. Jim superintended the treating and everyone thought it was his celebration. Finally one man summoned up enough courage to ask: AIs it a boy or girl, Jim?@ Jim=s face reddened and his answer of ANeither,@ still left the crowd in the dark.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.


Ed Kingsbury is an assistant in the post office.

Prof. E. J. Hoyt is getting up a gymnasium club.

Frank Gage returned to his Ashland home yesterday.

Mrs. Frank Beall left on a visit to the east Thursday.

Mrs. W. S. Upp is sick. She has an attack of pneumonia.

Allen Ayres carries his left hand in a bandage. Felon the cause.

J. C. Harris, of Winfield, came down to view the Terminus Wednesday.

Mr. Little, of Sac and Fox Agency, was up from this territory this week.

D. Kenworthy, traveling auditor for the Santa Fe, was in the city Wednesday.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.


Little Archer Armstrong, son of J., is quite sick. Dr. C. S. Acker is in attendance.

Mrs. Wm. Moore has been quite ill for several days past, but she is now convalescing quite rapidly.

[?] O. Nicholson has rented Frank Hill=s [?] commodious residence and will commence house-keeping.


A. V. Alexander went to Newton Tuesday to meet his wife and babies on their return from their western visit.

W. H. Gillespie, from Piqua, Ohio, is passing through Arkansas City, with a view of investing. He is highly pleased.

R. A. Houghton is the new manager of the clothing department of A. A. Newman & Co.=s mammoth dry goods establishment.

A. C. Wilcox, of Liverpool, England, is visiting in the city at the residence of Maj. L. E. Woodin. Mr. Wilcox is a nephew of the Major.

B. S. White, a former clerk at the Diamond Front, came in from Conway Springs Thursday to visit old friends and attend to his real estate.

Lute Coombs went to Grenola Wednesday. Several young ladies= hearts were away below par until he returned. They feared he would not come back alone.

J. W. Hutchison came home on Saturday from his excursion trip. He visited Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. Everywhere he went he painted the great advantages of Arkansas City in glowing language. He says times are very hard through the east and the crop prospect is very poor. J. W. Was glad to get home again.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Fred. Patty is convalescing slowly. For a time it was feared that his leg would have to be amputated to save his life, but we are glad to be able to report that danger is past.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

J. L. Stubbs, traveling auditor of the Wells Fargo Express Co., was in the city Wednesday. Mr. Stubbs was formerly a businessman of Arkansas City. He was in partnership with Joe Sherburne.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Geo. Beard, of Jacksonville, Illinois arrived in the city Thursday. Mr. Beard=s many friends will remember him as once being located at Ponca Agency. He has about concluded to locate in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

James M. Pollock, of Wichita, one of the gentlemen who purchased one of Dr. Chapel=s lots on North Summit street, came down Thursday to get figures for a store room, two stories, and 25 x 80 feet.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Jim Park, our friend of the jack plane, stopped us on the street and informed us that he was married. We can=t believe it because Jim is so bashful and guiless, you know. Anyway, he has purchased lots on which he will build a residence.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

E. W. Campton, who came here from Earlham, Iowa, last week, is stationed at Henry Endicott=s grocery establishment. Girls, he is unmarried, although we stated, in our last issue, that he had a family. It was a mistake on the part of the Acallow editor of the REPUBLICAN.@


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

DIED. Herman Babcock, who formerly farmed in Bolton Township on the state line, died a few days ago. Mr. Babcock was taken east in the month of April for his health, but he did not improve any. His Bolton Township friends will be grieved to learn of his demise.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Frank Gage came in from Ashland Tuesday. He reports that that city is thriving and it is a settled fact that Ashland is the county seat of Clark County. The election which was held a few days ago resulted in a victory for Ashland. Frank is doing well, has a claim adjoining the townsite, and is engaged in the mercantile business.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

MARRIED. Mr. Lewis H. Northly and Miss Mollie Wilson were joined in the blissful ties of matrimony in Winfield Saturday afternoon. Both were at one time connected with the Santa Fe depot in this city, Mr. Northly as freight manipulator and Miss Wilson as telegraphic apprentice. During the past year he has been cashier of the Santa Fe company at Arkansas City, and she the Western Union=s operator, positions which both fill honorably. Their Winfield friends will extend hearty congratulations. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

A herd of Texas ponies have been on sale this week at Hilliard=s livery stable. Some brutes have been engaged in breaking the animals. They would catch the ponies, get on their back, and ride them until the pony dropped. Another brute generally followed along behind the one riding the pony and whipped the pony unmercifully. We saw one coming up Summit Street Monday afternoon with one of these brutes on its back. The pony could hardly walk and yet another brute was belaboring the poor animal with a cattle whip. It was the most cruel treatment we ever saw a horse receive. It was a shame and these same brutes should be treated just as they treated those ponies. They do not break the ponies, but simply crush their spirit.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

J. K. Hollowell, the architect, showed us several of his designs yesterday of residents, storerooms, etc. They proclaim Mr. Hollowell to be an architect in reality as well as name. He has his office upstairs in the stone building south of the skating rink. Parties desiring to build and wanting information on the subject will be accommodated by Mr. Hollowell. He is well posted in all the latest designs and will satisfy you fully in any architectural design you may want.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

DIED. Tuesday, Lillie M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Braden, died from a severe attack of typhoid fever. Three weeks ago she was taken sick and has lingered between life and death until the latter claimed her as its victim. Her funeral was preached at the residence by Rev. N. S. Buckner and her remains were interred in the Parker Schoolhouse Cemetery Wednesday. The deceased was 13 years of age and the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Braden.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

During J. L. Howard=s recent visit east, he met John C. Getemy, a fruit man of experience. Mr. Getemy wants to locate a canning factory, and during the correspondence which has been carried on between Mr. Howard and himself he has been induced to come to Arkansas City and investigate our advantages. He telegraphed yesterday that he would be here Tuesday. The REPUBLICAN will give full particulars in its next issue.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

MARRIED. Cupid at last pierced the heart of Wm. S. Thompson so deeply with its unerring shaft that on Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride=s mother, at 9 o=clock, he was united in marriage to Miss Linnie Peed. Rev. F. L. Walker, of the First Baptist Church performed the marriage ceremony. The lady whom Mr. Thompson has selected for his wife is well known in Arkansas City. She grew from girlish days up to womanhood in our midst and as a consequence, by her good behavior, commands the respect and admiration of a very large coterie of friends and acquaintances. Of a kind disposition and affectionate nature, we feel safe in saying Will will never regret the choice he has made in the selection of a helpmate. The groom, like the bride, has passed the greater part of his days in Arkansas City. The best words we can say for Will is that he is an uncompromising Republican and a businessman of integrity. The REPUBLICAN gladly extends its most cordial greeting to the new couple, wishing them a happy life, and ere either of the twain be called to pass over the river of eternity, an occasion will be offered wherein the groom is so exuberant that he once again distributes the Havana fillers among their many friends.

For the present Mr. and Mrs. Thompson will reside at the home of Mrs. Peed. None but intimate friends were invited to be in attendance upon the marriage ceremony.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The citizens of Udall are scared. A rumor is prevalent that the Santa Fe road will be taken up between Seeley and Mulvane and connected with the Douglas branch. The D. M. & A. Road will be built from Seeley to Belle Plaine and on out west through the counties of Kingman, Pratt, and Edwards, to connect with the main line of the Santa Fe. Should this be done the distance to Kansas City over the Santa Fe will be shortened about 40 miles. The road which runs to Arkansas City leaves the main line of the A. T. & S. F. at Florence and comes down through Butler County. We have heretofore intimated in the REPUBLICAN that the D. M. & A. was a Santa Fe road, and this rumor strengthens our belief. After all the D. M. & A. will run to Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

One day last week Geo. Cunningham sent Chas. Vandervert, an employee of the Flying Dutchman Implement House, to a farm near Geuda Springs to set up a binder. While working he became thirsty and seeing a jug stowed away under a wheat shock, went and took a drink. He noticed that the contents of the jug tasted very slimy, but supposed it was Geuda water. He took six drinks from the jug. About this time he began to grow sick at the stomach and in a few moments he began to vomit. He vomited for about six hours and for awhile his life was in danger. Instead of the jug containing Geuda water, it was lubricating oil, and he must have drank over half a pint. Mr. Cunningham went over after Mr. Vandervert and he was brought home on an improvised cot. Mr. Vandervert is all right now and has resumed work.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

A bridge across Grouse Creek is still being discussed. A portion of the township wants the bridge in the southern part and a good many desire it to be located at Gilstrap=s Ford. We are informed that Spring Creek Township says it will give $1,000 towards building a bridge at Estus= Ford. The township, it is claimed, is unable to build two bridges. Estus= Ford is between the points mentioned above; and as Silverdale is not likely to come to an agreement as to where the bridge will be, we will suggest that it be put at Estus= Ford and accept Spring Creek=s proffered aid.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The Sabbath school of the Parker Schoolhouse wish to tender their thanks through your paper to the merchants of the city for the handsome way in which they responded to the call of the soliciting committee of the festival given for the benefit of the school.



Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Senator Dawes.

United States Senator Dawes, of Massachusetts, arrived at the Grand Pacific Hotel yesterday from St. Louis. The senator is a member of the senate committee appointed to investigate and inquire into Indian affairs. The sub-committee, composed of Senators Dawes, Ingalls of Kansas, Morgan of Alabama, Maxey of Texas, and Jones of Arkansas, has just completed a tour of Arkansas, Kansas, Indian Territory, and Texas, the members departing for their homes at various points on the route. In conversation with a reporter of the Times, Senator Dawes yesterday gave some interesting information on the Indian question and the Oklahoma difficulties. He said the sub-committee had been very thorough in the pursuit of information, and the report to the senate would embrace voluminous testimony taken from the Indians and white men. The testimony differed in many respects. While some maintained that the condition of the red men was good, others gave the reverse opinion.

AI found,@ said the senator, Athat the Indians were in a fairly good condition, situated in a highly productive country. Some appreciated their condition and are willing to help themselves, while others are indigent, and expect the government to take care of them. They all appear to be friendly and peaceable. I think the only place we may fear trouble with the Indian is on the Mexican border.@

In regard to the Oklahoma difficulties, he said that Oklahoma was situated in the center of the Indian Territory and consisted of 1,200,000 acres. It was separated from Kansas by a piece of land known as the Cherokee Strip, which contained 6,000,000 acres. The territory was held in trust by the United States for friendly Indians, but the Indians did not occupy it. The Oklahoma Aboomers@ claimed that it was the property of the United States, and that therefore they had a right to pre-empt upon it. The Indians, he found, were willing that it should be so occupied, providing the Cherokee Strip, which is owned by the Indians, were purchased or leased by the United States. They were also willing that the Indians should occupy Oklahoma, but they objected that white men should live in Oklahoma and Indians in the Cherokee Strip. On the other hand, the Aboomers@ maintained that they had as much right to occupy Oklahoma as the cattle men, who lease lands from Indians in the Cherokee Strip, build ranches on the further border, and allow their cattle to feed in Oklahoma. The senator was asked what, in his opinion, was the best way to settle the difficulty, and he replied: AFor the United States to acquire a title to Oklahoma.@ The Indians had made several propositions to dispose of the lands, but the committee was not authorized to make any offers. The senator visited a camp of boomers numbering about 250. They were encamped on the Kansas side, within a stone=s throw of the Indian Territory. The United States troops were near them, and each appeared to be closely watching the other. Chicago Times.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Anxious for More Experience.

W. G. Seaver, of Dexter Eye, informs us that Burden spent $700 to defeat the K. C. & S. W. bonds and then failed. If Burden had enough enterprise to have used that $700 in building up the town, she would have profited thereby very much. As it is, she only received in return for her $700, a small dose of experience. Arkansas City Republican.

Mr. Seaver either intends to become noted as the most stupendous liar in the county, or those forged letters which he gave circulation to, needed something new to work them off--his mind. The REPUBLICAN will do well to keep its fingers out of our pie. Burden is in for a full campaign which she will conduct as she sees proper. If Mr. Seaver don=t like, the REPUBLICAN has. Burden Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Attorney General Garland has decided that the Indian is not eligible for a postmastership. It has heretofore been the custom to appoint Indians to post offices in the Indian Terrritory. This custom will henceforth be discontinued, there being so many democrats in and out of the territories who Amust have@ the post offices that poor Lo stands no chance.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Sheol is the new word for hell. When a man affronts you hereafter, tell him to Ago to Sheol@ and thus you will keep up with the times.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The Indians.

The outbreak of the Cheyenne Indians, which was threatened Saturday last, has been brewing for a year or longer. Army officials at Cheyenne Agency attribute it to a dissatisfaction on the part of the Indians at the leasing of their reservation to the cattlemen. The Cheyenne reservation is one of the largest in the territory. It comprises about 4,279,000 acres, and of this amount more than 3,000,000 acres are controlled by those who are grazing vast herds. The Indians are divided on the question of leasing the lands, the majority apparently being opposed to it. It is said at the Agency by officials that cattle men have resorted to unquestionable methods in securing control of ranches. Reports on file at the office of the commissioner of Indian affairs indicate that the leasing of lands was the original cause of the trouble among the Indians. These reports are from Agent Dwyer, on the Cheyenne reservation, who ranks as one of the best agents in the Indian service. He was appointed to his present position about one year ago. Immediately after assuming his duties he informed the interior department that trouble was threatened and unless precautionary measures were taken, an outbreak would be inevitable. He asks that 1,000 cavalrymen be sent to the reservation. As a reason for his statement, Agent Dwyer on assuming the duties of the agency endeavored to control the Indians. He reports to the commissioner of Indian affairs that they laughed at the attempts and boasted that the government could do nothing with them. Agent Dwyer was in Washington some weeks since. He urged that 3,000 cavalrymen be sent to the reservation as soon as possible to scare the Indians and show them that the government had sufficient force to clean out the whole territory if necessary. He thought that if this method of influencing them was adopted, they would be controlled without bloodshed on either side. He said the Cheyennes were as war-like as the Apaches, that they were well armed, and could put 1,200 to 1,500 warriors on the war path at any time.



Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

During the storm of Thursday evening of last week, a small cyclone over in Silverdale Township demolished the house of Robt. Haney, who resides on Silver Creek. The whole force of the cyclone seemed to be spent on Mr. Haney=s property. The house was a story and a half. From the Daily Courier we glean the following particulars: Mr. Haney was not at home. A party by the name of Shoal was at his house; also Mr. Haney=s two grown children and one small girl. Mr. Shoal received injuries that will probably result in death. He was blown about 300 feet. The children were blown about 100 feet, but were not much hurt. Mr. Haney lost everything. Pieces of the house were blown two miles; the furniture was totally destroyed. A spring wagon was blown to pieces; also a cultivator. There was no insurance on the property against cyclones. Mr. Haney estimates his damages at $500. No damage was done to his neighbors to amount to anything. The cyclone seemed to spend all its damage on Mr. Haney=s property.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

The Eye says Dexter will boom and adds: AArkansas City is determined to have a branch to the main line of the D. M. & A., as soon as it is built. They are willing to cooperate with Dexter and have the branch tap the main line at this place. The company is willing to hear a proposition from us as soon as the main line is completed from Baxter Springs to Larned. With the D. M. & A., the Arkansas City branch, and the Dexter Building Association, three powerful allies assisting Dexter in her onward march to wealth and prosperity, we are justified in showing feelings of elation and are more than ever encouraged to roll up our sleeves, buckle down to work, and do all that in us lies for the future glory and prosperity of our beautiful Gem of the Valley.@


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

If this is not gaff and brass on the part of the Courier, we don=t know what is. It says: AThe Clippers of Burden have come to attract much attention as artists in the National game. Arkansas City has never distinguished herself greatly in this line, but she is gritty and challenged Burden for a combat. It was accepted, providing Arkansas City would play for the county championship, which was agreed.@

For fifteen years the base ball club of Arkansas City has held the championship of Cowley County and we still wear the belt. During that time Winfield has gained only one victory over our boys; hence the Courier=s remark about our Border club. Arkansas City downs everything that comes before her.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Hamilton & Pentecost have received their new soda fount. It is a daisy.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Cowley County Normal Institute,

Will open Monday, July 6, 1885, for a term of four weeks. Conductor: J. N. Wilkinson, of the State Normal School. Instructors: A. Gridley, W. C. Barnes, and Miss E. C. Kelley.


Again we call your attention to the opening of the Normal Institute. There has probably not been a time since our institute law came into operation when the necessity for attendance was so potent as at present. A new plan of examination, the introduction of an additional study, and a probable change in many of our text books are matters of so vital importance that no live teacher can afford to lose so valuable an opportunity for adjusting himself to the new condition of things that in the near future must come about.


Prof. Wilkinson comes to us highly endorsed as a worker, and will give special attention to Methods of Instruction and School Management.

Penmanship will be under the management of Prof. Frinfrock, of Illinois.

Dr. States, of Winfield, has tendered the use of his powerful microscope to the classes in Physiology.


Miss Stretch, of Winfield, will have charge of this department.

Miss Emily Kuhlman, of the State Normal Kindergarten, will give instructions in PRIMARY WORK in Common Schools.


The final examination for the school year will be held at close of the Institute; the second, Oct., 31.

Standings made under the County Board cannot be taken in lieu of examination under the present law.


Enrollment fee $1.00. Examination fee $1.00


will hold its sessions at such times as can be arranged for, while the Institute is in progress.

For further information, address

A. H. LIMERICK, County Superintendent.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Creswell Township Sunday School Convention.

The Creswell Township Sunday School Convention, held in the First Presbyterian Church in this place last Sunday, was a very successful and pleasant affair in every particular. A business meeting was held on Saturday evening at which the following officers were elected.

President, S. C. Murphy.

Vice President, T. B. McConn.

Secretary, E. L. McDowell.

Treasurer, Dr. Reed.

The presidents of township conventions are also vice presidents of the countty convention.

The officers elected were instructed to look after the Sunday School work in the city and township.

The services on Sabbath morning were well attended, and very excellent addresses were delivered by pastors of different denominations. The afternoon session being very long and the weather oppressively warm, undoubtedly kept many away who would otherwise have enjoyed the interesting meeting. Various topics of Sunday school work were introduced and spoken upon by all the pastors and many Sunday School workers from all the different schools represented. The time and place of the next meeting will be fixed by the officers, and announced in due season, and the hearty cooperation of all persons interested in this good work is earnestly solicited.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Before Judge Snow, at Winfield, Tuesday, says the Daily Courier, appeared Laura Alexander, a girl of twenty-two, who charged Trower Jacobs, a bachelor of thirty-five, with being the father of her unborn babe. Laura sued him for forty acres of his farm on which he was to break twenty acres aside from the five already broken, and one hundred dollars in cash, as damages. He agreed to compromising the matter as she liked barring the twenty acres for breaking. He offered in lieu of this to furnish the seed for sowing the five acres to grass. But Laura wouldn=t have it that way and Jacob appealed his case to the District Court.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

Tannehill Tidings.

Harvest began Monday in earnest, but the rain came more earnestly and stopped the hum of the busy binder.

Wheat is not very good in this locality. Some of the heaviest looking wheat is seriously damaged by the black rust.

The web worm did considerable damage to the latest corn before the rain set in, but now his progress seems to be checked. Croco of North Beaver will lose his entire crop.

Beaver Township has more chess in the wheat this year, than in all previous years put together. Farmers, take warning and purify yourr seed.

Warren Wood and G. H. Teter are making preparations to build additions to their dwelling houses after harvest.

Mr. Croco has painted his barn, not red, but blue.

BIRTH. Mr. G. H. Teter has a visitor; though in the midst of harvest, they take time to entertain the young gentleman. The mother and child are doing well, but the father--well, we have not seen him lately.

The Sunday School at Tannehill is in a prosperous condition with an average attendance of one hundred. We think we have the best country Sunday School in the county. Dr. H. W. Marsh, our superintendent, makes a splendid leader, being well versed in the Scripture and deeply interested in the welfare of the school. If you do not think we discuss the Scripture in a profitable manner, call and see us.

AThe Hero of Tannehill@ exists in the person of a young gent of bombastic style, who lately pranced the streets of Winfield and frothing of the mouth, hurled his anathemas upon our worthy superintendent of public instruction. Why? Because Athe Hero@ was examined and failed to get a certificate to teach. Now, honest thinking people, those who think the AHero@ was unfairly treated, if any there be, in the name of common sense, go and examine his papers, which are in the hands of the superintendent, A. H. Limerick; then we kindly ask you to credit A. H. Limerick with the honesty which he deserves.

Messrs. Hamm, Berry, and ladies from Butler County, are visiting at Wm. McCulloch=s. The rain has detained them from returning home.



Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.

An Omnia Township farmer has (or did have) a piece of land in the above township which he has heretofore valued at $500--about all he had in the world in the shape of assets, chronicles the Telegram. He was an anti-railroad man, and worked, talked, and voted against the

K. C. & S. W. bonds--and all bonds in fact. If the bonds carried, he would simply have to sell and get out of the county. The bonds carried, the town site of Atlanta was laid out, also depot site and side tracks and grounds selected--all this work was being done adjoining the anti-railroad man=s land--under his very nose. He did not go crazy or try to sell out, but sat calmly and commenced to figure how much he could afford to take if asked. When asked to sell his land, the anti-railroad man had concluded to remain and could not think of selling his land for less than $3,000. And so it goes. Some men will kick and buck at enterprises that come with their attendant benefits. These fellows are always on deck to scoop in every dollar in sight.


Arkansas City Republican, June 27, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Prof. H. B. Norton Dead.

DIED. Prof. H. B. Norton died June 22, at his Skyland home near San Jose, California. Prof. Norton was one of the founders of Arkansas City, and for a long time was president of the town company. In the winter of 1869-1870 he, in company with fifteen others, came here and laid out the town of Arkansas City. At one time Prof. Norton was the editorial writer on the Traveler.

In speaking of his death, the Emporia Republican says: AIt is with profound sorrow that we are called upon to announce the death of Prof. H. B. Norton. This sad event took place at his Skyland home, in the Santa Cruz mountains, near San Jose, California, June 22nd, 1885, at 6 o=clock a.m. Professor Norton was a resident of this city for many years, during which time he was associate principal of the Kansas State Normal school with Judge Kellogg, as principal. He was also associated with Judge Kellogg as editor of the Kansas Educational Journal, then published in this city. Prof. Norton was one of the founders of Arkansas City and for two or three years was a resident of that place. Subsequently he resumed his position in the State Normal school, which position he held until a disagreement in the faculty caused him to accept a position in the State Normal school of California, whither he removed with his family in 1875. His memory will be held in grateful remembrance by all who knew him. He was an encyclopedia of knowledge and one of the most benevolent and kind-hearted men that ever lived.

The following are the particulars of his death.

AOn Thursday of last week, Prof. Norton, together with Prof. C. H. Allen, principal of the Normal school, was surveying in the mountains and appeared to be quite well. That evening he was taken ill with pleurisy, and on Friday, while not deeming himself very sick, kept to his bed. At about 11 o=clock on Friday night, Prof. Norton was seized with congestion of the brain, and from that time until his death remained in an unconscious condition. It was not until congestion set in that any serious alarm was occasioned, and on Saturday morning Dr. H. C. Morey of Gilrroy, an intimate friend of the professor, was telegraphed for. Meanwhile the sick man was being attended by Dr. Chas. Washburn. Dr. Morey, on arriving and making an examination, saw that the case was almost beyond hope. The patient=s constitution was almost worn out through straining and continuous labor, and a rally was almost out of the question. The remains of the deceased were interred at Skyland.@

Prof. Norton is a cousin of L. C. Norton of Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

In regard to canning factories, the Medicine Lodge Index deals out the following.

AHazleton last week raised a subscription of ten thousand dollars which is to be donated to a canning factory that is to be located there by parties from Madison, Indiana. It is stated that during the ensuing season the factory will employ four hundred hands, men, women, and children; and will utilize all the fruit and vegetables that can be raised for miles around. The factory, building, and machinery will cost, it is estimated, about $40,000. Hazleton is to be congratulated.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Fourth of July.


1. Winfield Band.

2. City officials and speakers.


3. Masons.

4. Odd Fellows.

5. Knights of Pythias.

6. Knights of Labor.

7. Ancient Order of United Workmen.

8. G. A. R.

9. Fire Departments.

10. Buckskin Border Brass Band.

11. States represented by 38 little girls in appropriate costune.

12. Woman=s Relief Corps.

13. Gents on Horse back.

14. Ragamuffins.

15. Indians.

16. Trade representatives.

17. Citizens Generally.


The procession will form on Eighth street, the right resting on Third avenue and forming northward. The parade will move at 10 a.m., right in front, and march east on Third avenue to Summit street, along Summit to Sixth avenue, and thence to the grove, where the exercises will be conducted by the committee of arrangements.

Marshals will be designated by scarlet sashes, and all orrganizations will be expected to obey their orders.


1. Prayer by Rev. Witt.

2. Singing by Glee Club.

3. Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Rev. Fleming.

4. Oration by Col. H. T. Sumner.

5. Mjusic.

6. Go to Dinner.

7. 1 o=clock sharp, Singing and Music.

8. 2 o=clock. Tub race. $5.00 purse. C. R. Sipes and W. D. Mowry, Committee.

9. 2:30 o=clock. Greased pig race, $2.00. A. Daniels, Committee.

10. Music.

11. 3 o=clock. Greased pole, $5.00 purse. A. Daniels, Committee.

12. Music.

13. Excursion.

14. Music.

15. 5 o=clock p.m. Indian War Dance.

16. Music.

17. 4 o=clock p.m. Match Gamee Base Ball for $50.

18. Foot race, $3.00 1st, and $2.00 2nd best.

19. Mule race, $2.00.

20. Sack race, $1.00.

21. 9 o=clock p.m. Grand display of fire works, Balloon ascension,



P. S.: Grand Ball at the Opera House at night.

C. G. THOMPSON, Grand Marshal.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

DIED. Saturday=s Santa Fe train for the south contained the remains of Julius Muret, on his way to Hackney, six miles below this city, the former home of the deceased.

The facts and circumstances relating to Muret=s death were told by Mrs. Muret, who was on the train together with her daughter, mother, and two brothers. Her story is as follows.

AMr. Julius Muret, wife, and child moved from Veray, Indiana, about two years ago, to a farm near this city. Nearly a year ago he took a claim near Ashland, in Clark County, and moved there. Afterward Mrs. Lindley, mother of Mrs. Muret, and her two sons came on to Clark County. Near Mr. Muret=s claim was a claim which had been taken up by a man by the name of Clouch. Clouch had not been near the claim for three months, and with the advice of neighbors and friends, the old lady, Mrs. Lindley, decided to take the claim. Old Clouch, living near, had been claiming that this claim was taken with a view of holding it till his daughter should be of age to take it. Thursday, as Muret and his brother-in-law, the Lindley=s, were going to improve the claim for their mother, Muret arrived on the ground before the othhers and was at work with a spade, when old man Clouch and a young Kentuckian, Bill Churchill, who had been stopping with Clouch, came up, and fired two shots at Muret, one taking effect near the heart, and the second in the shoulder. By this time young Mahlin Lindley arrived, just in time to catch Muret as he fell foward, when Churchill fired one shot at Lindley, hitting him in the arm, and then they went off. Churchill was arrested, taken to Dodge City, and lodged in jail. There was strong talk of lynching him before the sheriff should get him away.@ Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.



TO ALL WHOM THIS MAY CONCERN: We take pleasure in testifying that we have seen and witnessed with watch in hand the churning of the



Making a Fine Quantity of First-class Butter and Giving Entire Satisfaction to Everybody.


H. H. Perry, proprietor, Leland Hotel.

Col. H. T. Sumner, Attorney at Law.

Peter Holenback, Manager dairy.

Dr. C. R. Fowler.

Judge W. D. Kreamer.

B. A. Wagner, Editor, Arkansas City Republican.

C. M. McIntire, Local Editor, Arkansas City Democrat.

Frederic Lockley, Editor, Arkansas City Traveler.

A. D. Prescott, Secretary, Johnson Loan and Trust Co.

Chas. A. Burnett, Proprietor, St. Louis Ice Cream Parlor.

A. E. Kirkpatrick, Proprietor, Central Avenue Hotel.

Highly and cheerfully recommended by all the Dairymen and proprietors of Creameries at Topeka and throughout the state, who have tried it.

Call at Leland Hotel and see JAMES and ALLEN POPHAM, the proprietors of the CHAMPION CHURN DASHER, and all territory west of the Mississippi River, who will give you Special INDUCEMENTS to sell the AKing of butter-makers.@ It CARRIES CONVICTION WITH IT and SELLS ON ITS OWN MERITS. SOLD UNDER A GUARANTEE OF PERFECT SATISFACTION. We will sell the Right of the Indian Territory and Western counties of this State at Very Reduced rates. Come In and see us and learn of the Magnificent and Wholesome profits made in selling these Dashers.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

A Novel Craft.

Through the instrumentality of the Arkansas River Navigation Company, Arkansas City is gaining a widespread and enviable reputation. Nearly every exchange we pick up now-a-days contains a complimentary notice of the steamer AKansas Millers@ and Arkansas City. The latest we notice is in the Fort Smith Daily Tribune, which says:

AUnder the above heading the Little Rock Democrat, of the 23rd inst., gives the following description of a litle craft that was built to ply the waters of the Upper Arkansas.@

AA novel craft landed at our wharf yesterday. It was a diminutive stern wheel steamboat named >Kansas Millers.= A Democrat man boarded her and found that she was 75 feet long, 10 feet beam, and was built on a steel barge shaped hull. Her papers say she was built at St. Louis the present year, is 21 tons burden, has capacity for 20 passengers, is required to have a master and pilot, one engineer, two crew. She has one boiler, two engines--has cylinders 8 inches by 3-2 feet stroke. The captain is T. S. Moorehead, who is also principal owner; engineer, James Johnson. She carries two passengers, Dr. Hull, an excursionist, and >Robinson Crusoe,= a traveling scenic artist. She left this morning for Arkansas City, Kansas, between which point and Ft. Smith she is expectd to ply in the interest of the flour mills. As she does not draw no more than a wash tub, she will probably be able to do so.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Sheriff McIntire took in Alonzo Norris, near South Haven Tuesday, for horse stealing. Norris stole a good horse from one of his neighbors, brought him over here Saturday week, and sold him. Our sheriff spotted him while here, as a bad man, and when Norris went home and settled down with gully innocence, Sheriff McIntire quietly went over and took him in and lodged him in Sumner=s bastile. McIntire went over today to attend the preliminary at Wellington.

Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

The postmaster general says that he will not look upon any new application for post offices until two weeks from today. How this decree must crush down the feverish and anxious Democracy of Arkansas City. Sinnott=s boom is growing larger.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Considerable Truth.

The D. M. & A. Railroad is whooping right along, as it always has. Two or three hundred miles more of grading has been let and the dirt is flying all along the line, as it always did. Several more counties and townships have voted bonds, as they ever will. Our Kingman correspondent announces daily the arrival of the road at that point. Denver keeps a man on the lookout for the smoke of the first train as it heaves in sight. People stand along the banks of the Afather of waters@ to see the first through train move out. Belle Plaine, Winfield, Baxter Springs, and other points have for years filled their papers with announcements of contracts let, and even the Eagle has published several specials to the effect that Awork would commence next week.@ Still truth compels us to say that not a tie has ever been laid on this railroad of a thousand miles in length, not a rail bought. It has been wind, wind, and nothing but wind from the start. It is now announced for the thousandth time that work will commence next Saturday at Belle Plaine, which is hundreds and hundreds of miles from either end. We don=t say that the work will not now commence for we know nothing about it, but to begin in the middle to build a road, where all material will be transported over rival lines, is a queer idea--is not a practical railroad idea! Another point we would suggest to our correspondents who give us so much D. M. & A. pabulum, and that is, that a portion of the line from Baxter Springs to Belle Plaine is parallelled by two other lines, and from Belle Plaine west the line is located right between the Southern Kansas system and the combined Santa Fe and Frisco systems, which will all push west before the D. M. & A. can possibly build ten miles of line. We are for railroad, not air or wind lines, but bona fide and steel lines, and we have always watched the talk and calculations of the D. M. & A. people with interest, for the line is a big thing, but we suggest more facts, more work, and less blow. We shall be happy to announce the inauguration of actual operations, but in view of all that has been said and promised, the lapse of time, and the actual surroundings as we have set them forth, we suggest a cessation of wind. Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Interview with Senator Ingalls.

WASHINGTON, June 27. Senator Ingalls, who returned from the Indian Territory, whither he went with the sub-committee to investigate matters by order of the senate, speaks with enthusiasm of the condition of the civilized tribes. To a reporter of the Associated Press this afternoon he said the journey had enlightened him in regard to matters which seemed remarkable, of which he had no previous appreciation, although he once before passed through the territory.

The tribal government is democratic in form, with an elective chief magistrate and upper and lower house of legislature, which assemble annually. There are courts with elective judiciary, and convicted criminals are punished as in communities of whites. There are no laws for collection of debts, and as the standard of commercial honor is high, none are needed.

Fifty percent of the entire revenue of the Cherokees is spent for educational purposes. Wherever thirteen children can be gathered together, a schoolhouse is built and a teacher with ample qualifications employed. Two colleges, one for either sex, is maintained, and buildings built. The tribal government not only furnishes the buildings and pays for them, but clothes and feeds the pupils. A number of graduates are selected each year and sent at public expense to continue their studies at Yale, Dartmouth, and other places in the east. The utmost good feeling prevails toward the United States, but no disposition exists to change the relation between the tribes and the nation.

It was conceded that the treaties had been faithfully kept by the government, but there was a feeling of apprehension that the tribal forms of government might be overturned by admission of white settlers, to which the Indians were earnestly opposed.

On the other hand, they manifested no objection to the admission of other tribes of Indians to homes in the territory, and seemed to think it to be the policy of the government to concentrate the Indians there.

In the Senator=s opinion, they seem to have reached the ideal solution of the land question. All the land belongs in common to the tribe, but a citizen may cultivate as much as he chooses, provided it does not come within a quarter of a mile of his neighbor. This provision is designed to break up the tendency to collect in small communities, which was thought to be provocative of idleness. The occupant of the land is its absolute possessor and may leave it to his children or sell it to another citizen, but he cannot sell it to outsiders; and if he ceases to cultivate it, it reverts to the public domain. This prevents the acquirement of large bodies of land by individuals and removes the danger of the evils which result from land monopolies.

The freedmen are better treated than among Anglo Saxons, and no civil right is denied them.

The senator thinks the advantages of the Indian Territory as to farming have been overstated. It is a beautiful country to look upon, with large forests of oak and other hard woods, which, being free from undergrowth, have the aspect of well kept parks, but much of the country is mountainous and rugged, and the belief prevails among the Indians that if they were to take to the plow universally, there would not be bearable land enough in the reservation to give them 160 acres each. Of 70,000 Indians inhabiting that country, there is not a pauper. No person is supported at public expense and no one lacks a home. Only one insane person was heard of. There is said to be no occupation of the Oklahoma country at all and as far as cattlemen are concerned, there never has been even an attempted occupation.

The senator is very glad to say that in recent interviews with the president and secretary of the interior, he discovered a vigorous determination to prevent the invasion of the rights of the Indians, or any infraction of the guarantees of the treaty under which the land was ceded in 1866.

The committee made a thorough investigation of the several matters into which they were told to inquire, traveling to all the principal places in the territories of the civilized tribes and examining all the principal men.

With regard to leasing the Cherokee Strip, the sentiment is generally favorable, though many were of the opinion the rates paid, which were fair, originally, were now too low.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

No Indian Invasion.

TOPEKA, JUNE 27. The governor is in receipt of the following letter.


To the Governor of Kansas:

I have had the honor to receive your excellency=s letter of yesterday. In view of the late reports in the newspapers concerning the alleged breaking out of the Cheyennes, I am not surprised at your anxiety about the counties bordering on the Indian Terrritory. I am happy to answer you that, in my judgment, founded upon the latest reports from Fort Reno and Fort Cantonment, no immediate danger to any portion of your state is to be apprehended from the Cheyennes or any other Indians. There has recently been a good deal of excitement among the Cheyennes, and some of their young men have been insubordinate, and, in some instances, have acted very badly. This indicates, among Indians who have been quiet on a reservation so many years, that there exists somewhere what they conceive to be a grievance. The government has appointed a commission to ascertain whether or not they have just cause of complaint. If the commission find they have, the government will undoubtedly correct it. If the commission find they have not, it is equally certain the government will take efficient steps to reduce them to submission, and it is believed with sufficient force and confine [?] preparation to whatever trouble may result, to the limits of the Indian Territory. Should anything occur, which there is no reason to believe, which threatens danger to any portion of the cittizens of your state on the border, I shall not only inform you at once, but will do all in my power to avert it. I enclosed a copy of a telegram received last night, which shows that the Cheyennes will be glad to meet the commission.

I am, with the greatest respect, your excellency=s most obedient servant.


Brigadier General, commanding.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

The Cheyenne Scare.

WICHITA, KANSAS, June 26. The Daily Eagle is in receipt of a special from the Cheyenne Indian Agency late this evening, of which a synopsis is transmitted by the Associated Press.

AThe situation at the agency looks critical. The officers, employees, and traders are liable to be attacked by the infuriated Cheyennes at any moment.

AThe Indians are drilling daily in regular warlike form. The arrival of the troops under Sumner only seems to have stirred up the Indians, who put out extra spies in all directions. Without prompt and efficient action on the part of the government, a bloody raid and massacre will be the result.@

The special, which is from a reliable man at the agency, says that the Indians are in sufficient force to butcher all the whites, including the troops now stationed there. The Indians keep their ponies picketed night and day. They are well armed and have plenty of ammunition. The people at the agency dare not attempt trying to reach the Kansas border.

Five companies of the Fifth cavalry under Major Carpenter passed through this city by special train today, and will be within one day=s march of Reno by tomorrrow morning.


WASHINGTON, June 26. General Augar has reported to the war department that he has sixteen companies, ten of cavalry and six of infantry, at Fort Reno, Indian Territory. The last company arrived at the fort today. The general apprehends no immediate outbreak of the Cheyenne Indians. They have been informed of the proposed appointment of a commission to investigate their troubles, and express willingness to await the result.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

The largest and heaviest locomotive ever constructed was turned out of the Central Pacific Railroad shops at Sacramento. Its weight is so great that it was absolutely necessary that it should be built on the Pacific slope to avoid crossing any bridges. It is used to carry trains over the Tohachipi Pass, one of the most difficult Apulls@ on any railroad line in the world.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Out in the irrigated country, where it was deemed necessary to dig about $200,000 worth of ditches to furnish water, the Garden City Sentinel says: AThe marshal had a force out on the streets Wednesday putting the gutter in order to drain the street. It grows more and more apparent as the rain fall increases that our streets should and will have to be graded.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Harrie Stafford, our colony surveyor, returned from Hunnewell last Tuesday reporting that six carloads of railroad iron had arrived at said place with which to build and rapidly push the Southern Kansas through the Indian Territory and on through near the center of Oklahoma on to Wichita Falls, Texas. The surveying corps have just finished the survey and work will begin at once. It is now rumored that said road will be pushed through to the North Canadian River, Oklahoma, as soon as the work can be done. This is the line of road that at the last session of congress, a charter and right of way were granted. Does this not look a Aleedle@ previous? Does it not indicate the early settlement of Oklahoma? You bet! Oklahoma War-Chief. [Boomer story?]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

The Walnut Valley Times makes the following sensible remarks about the evasion of our assessment laws.

AIt makes us mad when we think of the weakness and evasion of our assessment laws. Our assessment for the purposes of taxation is a great big lie, told openly, boldly, and unblushingly. Our pianos, watches, cattle, horses, hogs, corn, wheat, oats, and our lands and town lots are valued at a half, a third, a quarter, or a tenth of their real value, which is the standard the law requires all property to be assessed at. This is not enough. Shares of bank stock, bonds, notes, and mortgages, whose face value is actual value, are rated at taxation at 60 percent. But the most outrageous and shameless proceeding in this farcical business is that money itself is listed for taxation at sixty percent. Where and who is the legislative Moses who will lead us out of this? The law and procedure under it challenge both the good sense and honesty of the state. It=s a burning disgrace.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

How to Kill the Web Worm.

Mr. J. T. Church, the manager of G. B. Shaw & Co.=s lumber yard, has just received the following letter of information from their manager, in regard to the origin and destruction of the web worm.

We publish it below as it may be of great value to those of our people who may just be beginning to see the ravages of these pests.

DEAR SIR: We are receiving reports from all points of considerable damage being done to the growing corn crop by a new species of worm known as Aweb-worm.@ These worms are hatched from eggs laid by a small white miller or moth. The eggs appear to have been deposited by the miller in the top of the plant in almost all cases, sometimes in the ground at the root. The worms, when full grown, are about three-fourths of an inch in length; they are a smooth, slim, green worm about as ordinary as a knitting needle; they do their work mostly on the leaf of the plant, eating holes in it, and webbing the leaves together, causing the plant to turn white and eventually to die.

We have learned this morning of a plan used by one of our enterprising farmers of this locality to kill these pests. He is using Paris Green: dissolving it in hot water and applying it with an ordinary sprinkler. The proportion is about a tablespoonful of Paris Green to one-half gallon of water. Yesterday he had nine men at work in his fields with sprinkling pots, and went over about fifty acres of corn. He has one man drive through the field with a water tank of water or barrels of water in a lumber wagon, and the rest of the men with sprinkling pots, who sprinkle each hill off corn with the solution of Paris Green. He puts sealing wax on the sprinkler of the can so as to close up all the holes except about a dozen in the center, thus avoiding a waste of the solution on too much of the ground around the hill and throwing the stream directly on the plant. He tells us that this plan is very successful and kills most of the worms within a half hour after it is applied, and what few worms are left appear to discontinue their work.

We would advise you to inform as many of your farmer friends of this as you possibly can. As soon as you receive this, take the information to the editors of your local papers and have them publish it. It may not be too late, yet, to save a good many crops that would otherwise be almost entirely destroyed. It would also be a good plan for you to speak to your druggists; and if there is a prospect of any of the farmers putting it in practice, they could lay in a supply of Paris Green, so there should be no unnecessary delay in obtaining it. It will take from three-fourths to one pound of Paris Green for each acre of corn.

Yours truly,

M. R. GRANT, Manager.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

The Cheyennes.

WICHITA, KANSAS, June 10. The dispatches of Sunday morning and the assurances of the departments at Washington to the contrary notwithstanding, excitement is at a fever at Reno and Darlington in the Territory, and the attitude of the Cheyennes is very threatening. The special dispatches to the Eagle Saturday were read to some pretended friendly Indians on Sunday, and their grunts of disapproval were long and loud. The Eagle is in receipt of two more today in which it is asserted that the Indians will make a desperate fight if asked to surrender their arms, which could only have been successfully done under President Arthur=s orders, previous to the appearance of grass this spring. Darlington and Cantonment seem to be at the mercy of some 3,000 braves, and our specials say the streams are rising rapidly between the agency and the fort. Few Indians are to be seen about the post, the warriors all being gathered at a point twelve miles above, on the North Fork. A friendly Arapahoe brings in the news that three white freighters were murdered near Cantonment by the Cheyenne Indians. Scouts are riding the trails in all directions day and night. All the rivers between the border at Caldwell and the agencies are swimming. Ft. Reno is under a double row of sentinels and no Indian is allowed inside. Cantonment is sixty miles up the river, and is perfectly helpless if an attack is made. There was, when the last Eagle special was sent, nine companies of troops at Reno and one in Oklahoma, which had been ordered over, but before these troops could make any move, two companies would have to be sent to Cantonment and two left at the agency, which would leave but six companies for the post and for the field. The Indians are all superbly mounted and armed to the teeth with the best arms manufactured and a full supply of fixed ammunition. Our dispatch says that there is but one way and that is to disarm the Cheyennes. As to the movements of the large body of Indians in camp on the North Fork, but little is known, as neither agency people or soldiers have felt that it would be safe to attempt to find out by reconnoitering with so few troops at hand.





Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

A Wife Beater=s Deserts.

Henry Myers, a young man of highly respectable parentage, was convicted today in the criminal court for brutally beating his wife a year ago, and Judge Stewart sentenced him to jail for one year and to receive twenty lashes, the judge remarking at the time that the lashes should be well laid on. The assault upon the young wife while she was in a delicate condition, where of the most brutal nature. She appeared in court today with both eyes blackened and bruised all over her face. Her appearance was pitiable. She was reluctant to prosecute her husband, and the evidence had to be gotten from her piecemeal. Myers was cool and defiant. He thought his social standing would save him from any other punishment than a fine. When he heard the sentence of a year in jail, the prisoner weakened; but when he heard of the lashes, he appeared to realize his condition and broke down. Myers is the first white person to whom the present law has ever applied. In January, 1883, Charles Foote, colored, was given several lashes for wife-beating. He has so far been the only person punished with the lash. The punishment is inflicted at the jail.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Oklahoma Must Remain Closed.

WASHINGTON, June 25. In the closing days of the last session of congress, the president was authorized in his discretion to appoint a commission to negotiate for the session of the United States of the so-called Oklahoma country. The commission has not yet been appointed, and it is understood no action will be taken in regard to its authorized appointment until after the August election shall have been held by the five civilized nations of the Indian Territory. Meanwhile, it is learned that the president and all the members of the cabinet are in accord, maintaining that no white settlement shall be permitted on the Oklahoma lands under any circumstances without the consent of the Indians under the terms of the treaty of 1866, and that the whole force of the government shall be employed if necessary to carry out the guarantees of that instrument.

[Boomer-related story.]


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.


Occupation tax due July 10.

Wichita has a population of 16,019.

Estus Ford is a good place to locate the Grouse Creek bridge.

W. W. Brown has removed his shoe shop to one door north of Punshon=s furniture store.

Prof. Joe Hoyt=s gymnasium has been opened up. He has a class of about 25 young men whom he has undertaken to muscle up.

Ed Gage now blossoms out as a candidate for the post office. We flop now and will work for Ed=s appointment. He is a good Democrat.

Business office over composing department in the rear room of the bank building. Call and see our new sanctum; also new subscription books.

Our friend, Walter J. Willard, has removed the News from Geuda Springs to South Haven, and is issuing his spicy paper from that town. Success.

I will place my cheapest mower against any in the market and will show that it will do superior work under all circumstances, Machine for Machine. At G. W. Cunningham=s.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

AD. Hereafter I shall pay special attention to ENGRAVING.

And am prepared to execute FINE WORK upon Gold, Silver, or any soft metal.


As low as the lowest, and as a special inducement to my customers, I will engrave everything purchased of me FREE OF CHARGE.



Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.


An intoxicated man by the name of Jones was run in by Billy Gray and Johnnie Breene Wednesday afternoon for disturbing the peace. Judge Bryant fined him $5 and costs, which sobered him up.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Friends, remember that the REPUBLICAN sanctum is now in the rear room of the Cowley County Bank building, directly over the composing rooms. Call and see us in our new Arinktum.@


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

The REPUBLICAN has made a change in business office. You can now find us in the rear room of the Cowley County Bank building, directly over the room in which we do our mechanical work. Call in and see us.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

A couple from Arkansas City went to Winfield Monday evening and registered at the hotel as man and wife. Sheriff McIntire did not think all was correct, so the parties were arrested. Orders were given to not allow it to AHalpin@ again.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

J. L. Howard, the real estate man, has been suffering from an attack of cholera morbus this week. Too many cucumbers and Dr. Fowler had to be called in to keep him from furnishing an abstract of title to the Ruler of the Universe.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

The lunatic at Winfield has been captured. He was taken in near Douglass by the authorities of that town. He was so weak from fasting that he was unable to harm a kitten much less that paralyzing Marshal of the Hub.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Wichita has seventeen drug stores licensed by the probate judge, and is said also to have twenty-four saloons where beer and whiskey are sold without license. The city is out of money and the council is considering an occupation ordinance.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

In examining several roasting ears in the garden last Monday, we found a small worm imbedded in the ear, eating up the kernel. Every ear we examined had a worm in it, and we looked at quite a number. Should late corn be in the same condition, the corn crop will be considerably damaged.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

AFor 21 years,@ says Ed Grady, AI have been a Democrat. Why shouldn=t I have the post office?@ Ed is a good Democrat and the way our coal bill runs up during the winter, the REPUBLICAN has no doubt but that he could keep square with Uncle Sam. Ed and Sinnott, either, neither, or both as p.m. would do very well.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

One of our businessmen was down to Cheyenne Agency and Ft. Reno last week. He came home Tuesday and in conversation with a REPUBLICAN representative, informed us that the actions of the Cheyennes were threatening. They are holding what are known as sun dances and medicine dances.

The residents of the agency have not lighted a lamp for two weeks, for fear. The Indians are sufficient in force to massacre all the people and soldiers there. Each day the situation is becoming more serious. Kansas is liable to be called upon.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.


Isaac Ochs, of the firm of Ochs & Nicholson, proprietors of the Bee-Hive, has been licensed as Indian trader at Pawnee Agency, under Cleveland. Mr. Ochs received word Saturday. The firm went down to the agency Tuesday to look up the matter. Whether Ochs & Nicholson will succeed Messrs. Matlack and Bishop or not, we are not informed.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

A New Industry.

D. L. Means and Asa Burr have formed a partnership for the manufacture of the celebrated wire slat fence. This fence is handsome, durable, and cheap, and is taking the place of costlier fences. We are glad that the manufacture of this kind of a fence has been commenced, for it is something that has long been needed. Call at the Shabby Front and see it.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Willie Rike.

DIED. The remains of the drowned boy spoken of in last week=s REPUBLICAN were found Saturday night at about 11:30. They were discovered by a young man by the name of Billy Robinson and Pat Franey. They were lying at the bottom of the Walnut near where he went down. The search commended Friday evening directly after the drowing and continued the greater part of the night, all day Saturday, and until about 11:30 Saturday night. The remains were properly cared for and removed to the home of the bereaved family. Sunday afternoon the funeral services were held at the Presybterian Church, Revs. Fleming and Walker officiating. The house of worship was crowded beyond its capacity by the many friends of the deceased. He was a member of the Presbyterian Sunday school. After the impressive funeral ceremony, a very large number of friends accompanied the remains to Bolton Township Cemetery to consign them to their resting place. On arriving at the new-made grave, the body was placed in and a number of youthful friends came forward with beautiful bouquets in their hands and scattered them over the remains.

The deceased, J. W. Rike, was a native of Ohio. He was born August 6, 1870. In company with his parents he came to Arkansas City about 18 months ago. He was very industrious and had not been in the city 24 hours until he began a search for employment. On the third day after his arrival in the city, he came into the REPUBLICAN office and asked for employment. The former editors, Messrs. Atkinson & Clark, gave him a situation. When the paper passed into our hands, Billy stayed with us. He was a faithful employee. When school commenced last fall he entered and made rapid progress. At the time of his drowning, he was a typo on the Traveler.

At a meeting of the printers of Arkansas City, the following resolutions were adopted.

WHEREAS, It has pleased God, in his providence, to remove, by a sad accident, our beloved friend, Wm. Rike, and

WHEREAS, We, his fellow work-men, fully realize our loss, and accordingly bemourn his untimely death, he, being a promising youth with many sterling qualities, therefore, be it

Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt sympathies to his bereaved parents, his only sister, and his many friends in their sad affliction. And

Resolved, That we present a copy of these resolutions to his parents, and that a copy be sent to each of the papers in this city, requesting their publication.




Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.


The exhibition given Tuesday evening at the Chilocco school building was a success. A goodly number of our citizens were present. On each side of the spacious schoolroom seats were arranged, which were occupied by those pupils who did not participate in the exercises. The remainder of the seats were occupied by the visitors, among whom were many Indians, parents and friends of the pupils. The room was well lighted and on the walls were drawings executed by some of the pupils. An entertaining program had been arranged, consisting of dialogues, orations, recitations, tableaux, and songs, which were exceedingly well executed by the pupils. The singing was especially attractive, many of the pupils singing as well as white children. Their efforts were enthusiastically applauded by the visitors, all of whom were highly entertained with the exercises. The principal and teachers deserve commendation for their efforts and the success they are attaining in instructing these children in the ways of civilization.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Tuesday while a team was hauling dirt from the McLaughlin cellar on North Summit street, the old stone cellar walls of Wm. Cox, which adjoined McLaughlin=s, caved in, the stones falling on the wagon and team. One horse was severely bruised and had one leg broken. The wagon was completely covered up with stones. One workman leaped over the wagon in order to save his life when he saw the wall falling. McLaughlin=s cellar had been excavated about two feet lower than Cox=s wall, which caused it to cave in. It is a wonder the team and workmen were not crushed. Workmen are too careless in excavating. They expect a wall to remain firm while all support is removed from beneath.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.


Mrs. W. S. Upp is convalescing.

Ed Gage is very sick. He is off duty.

Miss Viola Bishop is clerking in the Rink Store.

Miss Rose Wagner is retouching in McCormick=s Art Gallery.

J. W. Heck came home to remain over Sunday. He left Monday.

John Clendenin was over from Anthony to spend Sunday with his best girl.

L. V. Coombs has bought one of those handsome Tiffany Spring buggies of D. L. Means.

The family of Geo. Heitkam has rented Will L. Aldridge=s residence and moved in.

Andrew Heberling, of Peabody, Kansas, is visiting at the residence of D. D. Bishop in the 4th ward.

Miss Mary Theaker, who has been attending the Cambridge (Ohio) University, came home Wednesday.

Allen Ayers has had a severe time, with a felon on his hand. He was kept home several days on account of it.

Miss Nina Anderson, of Winfield, was down visiting at the home of Miss Minnie Stewart the first of the week.

Mrs. W. M. Sleeth came home Wednesday. Mrs. Sleeth has been visiting relatives in Ohio for several weeks past.

Mrs. A. J. Chapel, who has been visiting in Quincy, Illinois, for several weeks past, returned to Arkansas City Tuesday.

Little Miss Clara Houghton, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Houghton, has been on the sick list several days past.

BIRTH. Last Sunday morning Mrs. C. M. Scott gave birth to an eight pound girl babe. Mother and babe doing nicely; but Capt. Is losing flesh daily.

Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Doel of Carbondale, Kansas, came down to attend Arkansas City=s fourth of July celebration today. They are relatives of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Grubbs.

D. McDonald, a young attorney from Crown Point, Indiana, has located in Arkansas City. He and Cal Swarts have formed a partnership and will practice the legal profession.

W. R. Smith is now bookkeeper for A. V. Alexander & Co. He was succeeded in the real estate agency of Frank J. Hess by A. R. Wilcox, who lately came here from England.

A. M. Showalter, of Wellington, was in the city Wednesday. He reports Wellington as not building as much as last year, and attributes the cause to a Democratic administration.

C. M. Shedden, of Crawford County, Illinois, is in the city this week visiting. He is an old time friend of J. C. Duncan and the family of A. C. Gould. He is stopping at the latter=s residence.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Capt. Barnes, an old navy captain, came in from Howard City Monday. Capt. Barnes was here to see the AKansas Millers,@ and she had not come in, he went to meet her in a row-boat.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Miss Lillian Hess, graduate of the Boston Conservatory off Music, and sister of Frank J. Hess, will spend the summer in Arkansas City, visiting at her brother=s residence. She will be here the first of next week.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

S. W. Blizard, of the firm of Trafflic & Blizard, returned to Franklin, Indiana, Thursday, his former home, to accept a lucrative position there. He moved his family. Mr. Trafflic will continue the grocery business here.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

D. D. Myers, the sociable conductor of the A. T. & S. F. Road, dropped into our sanctum Tuesday and desired the REPUBLICAN to extend his thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Will Thompson for a bountiful supply of bridal cake.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

F. Danks, the senior member of the firm of Danks Bros., came home with J. G. Danks from Cincinnati on last Saturday. Mr. Danks is out seeing the country and is very much pleased with Arkansas City and her surroundings.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

J. Raney and family, of Palestine, Illinois, came into Arkansas City Monday. They are relatives of the family of A. C. Gould. They were very much pleased with Arkansas City and have decided to make it their future home. They rented property in the 4th ward.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Mr. Maxwell of Arkansas City, the famous nursery man of that region, made this office a pleasant call last Monday. He comes from the same part of Ohio as W. C. Barnes, and is acquainted with Mrs. Barnes, the new bride. He inquired the way and went out to make them a call. Winfield Tribune.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Mrs. A. Williams this week sold her lot on North Summit street, opposite Shaw=s lumber yard, to W. D. Bishop, for $1,100. Mr. Bishop will erect a business room on his purchase. Mrs. Williams bought lots in the fourth ward of L. V. Coombs and has moved her house on them. Meigs & Nelson consumated the sales.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Some time ago J. M. Felton brought suit against William and Mary Graham to recover damages. Last season Graham rented ground from Felton, and the latter sued for damages, alleging that the former neglected to cultivate the land properly, thereby damaging Felton to the sum of $114. The case first came to trial May 15 before Esq. Lindsay. Stafford appeared for the plaintiff and Wm. Jenkins for the defendant. Mr. Jenkins had the case postponed until June 12. When June 12 came around, it was again postponed until June 26, when the case was tried. The trial consumed two days. Thirty-four witnesses were examined. Esq. Lindsay rendered the decision in favor of Graham and wife, the plaintiff to pay $5 damages and costs, which were $135. Stafford=s client is out $140 besides his attorney=s fees. Wm. Jenkins did some excellent legal work, and it is very seldom you hear of a case wherein a man sues for damages and the defendant is awarded them.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Farmers are warned against having any dealing with the men who attempt by means of lying and misrepresenting to get 18 cents for twine, where the very best quality of binding twine was only worth 14 cents per pound, in nearly all the towns in Kansas. They will lie to you about one thing as well as another. Some of them will tell you their check is good at the bank. Sometimes they are and sometimes they are not. We say again you had better look a leedle out. It pays in the long run to deal only with reliable dealers.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

C. B. Burroughs, the Chicago gentleman who is building a business block on South Summit street, took a drive out through the country--one day last week. Going by a wheat field he plucked several heads of wheat and forwarded them to Chicago to the board of trade. In reply he received a letter stating that the samples sent were far ahead of anything that had yet been sent in. Again, Cowley=s fertility is prominently set forth.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

LOST: In the post office or in the streets in town or on the road south of town two miles, a pocket-book containing about $215, two receipts, one for $300, and the other for $700 or $710. Money mostly in $20 bills, lying straight in book. One $5 bill doubled up. Anyone who will deliver it to the postmaster here will be liberally rewarded.

June 27, 1885. T. M. LITTLE, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

The Wichita Eagle had better employ a compositor or two. In the correspondence sent up from here Tuesday by Judge Sumner, the Aintelligent printer@ slandered Mayor Schiffbauer, by making the type read AMayor Schiffhouse.@


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Abstract of Title.

H. O. Meigs, having corrected his abstract books to date, is now prepared to make abstracts of title to any lot in Arkansas City and all lands in Cowley County. Having the only complete set of Abstract books of Arkansas City lots, can make the most reliable abstracts. All business will be strictly confidential and correctness of work guaranteed. The patronage of all, and especially of the businessmen of Arkansas City is respectfully solicited. When you want an abstract, don=t send to Winfield for it, but support home institutions.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

As per announcement in REPUBLICAN, those interested in the stock trade met in room No. 3 in the Hasie Block last Saturday for the purpose of organizing a live stock exchange. W. M. Snyder was chosen chairman and Frederic Lockley, secretary. After considerable discussion of the benefits of a stock exchange by those present, a motion was made and adopted to appoint a committee on oganization and the Chair appointed Geo. E. Hasie, H. P. Farrar, and N. T. Snyder. Amos Walton, Maj. M. S. Hasie, and T. L. Hill were selected as a committee on constitution and by-laws. N. T. Snyder, W. M. Snyder, and Pink Fouts were chosen as a committee on the furnishing of the room. No other business coming before the meeting, it adjourned until Saturday.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Ike Harkleroad was in again from Silverdale. He is still working on the Grouse Creek bridge question. He informs us that about all have concluded that Silverdale Township was not able to build two bridges and now the location is the bone of contention. If the bridge is built at Estus Ford, Spring Creek Township will aid. This place is between the Gilstrap Ford and where the southern portion of the township desired the bridge located. From what we can learn, a bridge at Estus Ford on Grouse Creek would be of the most benefit to the greater number.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

J. F. Henderson and D. R. Beatty traded their resident property Wednesday. Mr. Henderson=s house is located in the 1st ward and Mr. Beatty=s in the 3rd ward. Mr. Henderson gives possession immediately and will remove his household goods to his new house and store them away while his better half will take a three months visit to relatives in Missouri. Mr. Beatty and his estimable wife will commence house-keeping in their new home immediately.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

The Bantam Hen Society, composed of little chicks under the age of eleven, will give a fair at Highland Hall Friday evening, July 10. The proceeds are for the benefit of the society. An admission fee of 10 cents will be charged and refreshments will be served to visitors. This is a large undertaking for the little ladies, but the REPUBLICAN predicts a grand good time and make their fair a success.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

E. D. Eddy comes out in a card in this issue of the REPUBLICAN and tells one and all where to buy the best machine oil in Arkansas City. We never caught Bro. Eddy in a falsehood; therefore, we accept his words in his Aad@ as the truth, nothing but the truth, and the whole truth. Call on him at his drug store.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

ADoc@ Raymond, while working at his trade Wednesday on Alexander=s new residence, fell from a ladder while making the ascent to the second story of the building, lighting on his head. He was knocked senseless for a time. His head was hurt quite severely. He is able to be at work again.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Judge Bonsall has presented the REPUBLICAN with a couple of large photo views. They were taken decoration day. One was the group of the little boys and girls who participated in the exercises and the other was a scene at the cemetery. Both are good samples of what the judge can do in that line.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

WASHINGTON, D. C. June 30. The comptroller of currency has authorized the First National Bank of Arkansas City to begin business.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Fifteen Dead Outlaws.

DALLAS, TEXAS, June 25. News reached here last night that yesterday a citizen=s posse from Texas and the Indian Territory side of the Red River, in the neighborhood of Delaware Bend, who for several weeks past have been chasing a gang of outlaws who had been murdering and stealing horses and stock in that section so long, overtook the gang, captured eight and hanged them to one tree. They proceeded a few miles further and captured four others whom they served in a similar manner.

The news was also confirmed from Burlington and Gainesville that about three weeks ago three horse thieves were lynched, making a total of fifteen outlaws to the credit of this posse.

Fully twenty members of the gang have been slain since last spring and half a dozen good officers and citizens have lost their lives.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

DIED. Hugh McGaughy, one of Jacob Miller=s employees, was drowned in Duck Creek last Saturday. It seems that near the mouth of Duck Creek, the bottom was overflowed, and Mr. Miller=s cattle were on the bottom, and fears were entertained that the cattle would be drowned. In order to save the cattle, boys went to driving them across the creek. One of the steers became entangled and Hugh, being a good swimmer, undressed and swam to savew the drowning animal. After releasing the steer, Hugh was taken with a cramp and went down in a few minutes. The remains were found the next day and sent to Belle Plaine, where he has a great number of friends. Hugh was a bright, intelligent young man, had about 35 head of cattle of his own, and was a faithful employee. Geuda Springs Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.


Successor to McLAUGHLIN BROS.


Also a full line of Queensware and Glassware.

Call on me at McLaughlin Bros. Old Stand and I will sell you goods at prices that will make you come again.




Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

The editor of the REPUBLICAN has read and seen how prolific Cowley Countty is. We have read of the six legged calf, the six legged hog, of goslins being hatched from hen eggs, of corn stalks 25 feet high, of a woman giving birth to triplets, etc., in the Winfield papers, but Walter G. Seaver, the Dexter Eye optician, downs them all with the following.

AT. J. Nicholson has a large Newfoundland that is suckling a litter of pups. He also has a small pet pig. The pig has made friends with the pups and the old dog mothers them all, suckling the pups and pig alike. The pig and pups run together and piggy seems to forget that he isn=t a dog. The other day the dogs started after a rabbit and off went piggy with the rest of the gang. The dogs were too fleet for his porcineship and he came back panting and bearing evidences of having a hard run. We have heard of cats and dogs affiliating on terms of equality, but this is the first time we heard of a pig going on a rabbit hunt.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Thursday noon the report was circulated on our streets that our steamer, the AKansas Millers,@ had arrived and was anchored in the Walnut near the mills. The 4th of July printing committee rushed down into our office and ordered 10,000 bills to spread the glad tidings that the AKansas Millers@ had come. Hackman were busy making up loads of parties to go down and see our new steamer. A representative of the REPUBLICAN was busy grinding his shears so as he could report the news in the latest style. Excitement ran high. When everybody was about ready to start for the wharf, word reached us that the steamer had not arrived; that there was a row boat anchored near the mills; that Dick Hess had learned this fact and in thinking the matter over, the row boat was enlarged to a full grown steamer and as he gave voice to his vivid imagination, the report became thoroughly circulated. Consequently, the 4th of July committee has a job at the REPUBLICAN office waiting to be distributed.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

The Indians have commenced their dirty work. The Emporia Republican of Thursday says: AC. L. Severy, who was just arrived here from Ninnescah, said that the Indians had surrounded the horse ranch of Smith Bros., in the Indian Territory, and had driven off about half the horses, and were endeavoring to get away with the remainder. A telegram was immediately sent to one of the brothers in Kingman, stating the facts, and a company of men was at once organized and started to protect the ranch. It was not known whether the Indians had done anything more than to drive off the stock or not. It looks very much as if an Indian war was about to break out along our southern border.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Master Johnnie Nolan attempted to climb upon the roof of a story-and-a-half house Tuesday evening on North Summit street, when he lost his hold and fell to the ground. A severe gash was made in his chin, two teeth knocked out, the upper jaw-bone broken, and his tongue was severely lacerated. In falling he struck the projecting timber and his arm was severely cut. Dr. Acker was summoned. He dressed the wounds and his patient is now making rapid progress towards recovery. The father of Master Nolan is a newcomer and has just opened up a fruit stand in the room in the building from which the boy fell.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

One of our city shoemakers showed us four pair of shoes which he had just completed and which looked as if they had been made for as many giants. They are thirteen inches long by five inches wide, and are manufactured of stout pebble-grain leather. The order for them came in from parties residing north of here, opposite Geuda Springs. The shoes were intended for a mother with three daughters. Again, the fertility of Cowley County=s soil is displayed to an advantage.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

DIED. Joseph W. Pierce died at his home in Beaver Township last Thursday morning and was buried in the afternoon, chronicles the Winfield Telegram. He would have been fifty-one years old next month. He leaves quite a family. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Snyder and were largely attended.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

From the Dodge City Times we cull the following bit of information, which should be treasured up by our citizens for future use.

ADid you ever examine the ant hills? You will find some fragments of coal, the genuine article. We hve examined several ant hills on the courthouse ridge and schoolhouse ridge, and find small particles of coal. The question is, are there deposits of coal under this surface. The ant hills in other parts of this section have been examined; the same coal indications exist. To remove any probability of the ants carrying these small coal particles, the ant hills, very remote from railroads and coal piles, have been examined, and the same small particles exist. Do the ants go down below the rock and water, and bring the small particles of coal to the surface? Our informant, who made examination of ant hills in the counties north of Ford County, says coal must exist at a very short depth. We give publicity to these facts in order that someone may furnish light upon the subject, and probably encourage someone to make the exploration for coal. Should coal be discovered in those hills, what a source of revenue could be derived!@


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

The Winfield Building and Loan Association will open its fifth series July 1. This Association started January 1st, 1882, with a little more than 100 shares subscribed. It has now over 500 shares in force, distributed into four series. It has now loaned out on first mortgages upon real estate upwards of $13,000, from which it derives an income of 12 percent, per annum, payable monthly. Any one person can subscribe for any number of shares up to ten in any of the series. The subscribers then pay in every month one dollar for each share subscribed. If the stockholder desires to borrow money, he presents his application to the Board of Directors at the monthly meeting; and if the security is considered sufficient, then he is voted a loan, not exceeding as many hundreds of dollars as he has subscribed stock, or will subscribe upon taking the loan.

Winfield Tribune.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

DIED. A traveling man by the name of V. A. Matlack died Saturday forenoon at the Windsor Hotel. He was a representative of a wholesale tobacco house at Nevada, Missouri. He came here about a week previous to his death and was taken sick. Dr. Acker attended him, but his disease was incurable. His wife was telegraphed for. She came in the day before he died. His death was caused by excessive drinking. His remains were sent to Nevada for interment.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

One anxious post office Democrat remarked that all he wanted was for the REPUBLICAN to say a good word for Sinnott for postmaster and he would forward a copy of the paper to President Cleveland. That would knock his chances of being p.m. in the head. No doubt Cleveland and Vilas for that matter would peruse the REPUBLICAN with interest. They would stop and read it before they appointed Sinnott, no doubt. Oh, yes.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

Joe Miller informs us, faberizes the Daily Courier, that last week the cowboys made a raid on Hunnewell, and finding the city marshal drunk, rounded him up in jail, declaring they would have peace. The marshal begged to be let out, but they kept him in all night. There was no blood shed and everything was quiet after caging the marshal. It might be a good thing to jail the marshal everytime if it has this effect.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

A report came to our ears Thursday that certain parties were circulating a report on the streets to the effect that the REPUBLICAN will be changed to a Democratic paper. Whoever started the report committed a bare face falsehood. We don=t care how big the man is who told it, but in plain English Ahe lied.@ As long as we edit the paper, it will be strictly Republican.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

The new postal law went into effect Monday. On sealed letters the rate will be two cents for each ounce, and each additional fraction. On second class matter sent from the office of publication, one cent per pound instead of two cents. Transient printed matter remains as now, one cent for two ounces.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

G. W. Bain, Kentucky=s great orator, delivered his lecture, ABoys and Girls, Nice and Naughty, or The Pendulum Life,@ in Highland Opera House Monday evening to a medium-sized audience. His lecture was a treat. It was grand throughout. Mirth bubbled up through the intricate points. It was given under the auspices of the W. R. C.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

In this issue of the REPUBLICAN an advertisement of the Champion Self-Revolving Churn Dasher, appears. We witnessed a churning on our streets yesterday morning, and as the proprietors advertise, it did the churning in one minute and twenty-five seconds.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

J. W. Hutchison ran away with his team yesterday morning again! That is, J. W. went for a distance, then fell out of the buggy. No great damage done, except F. Demis scared near to death.



Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

We are going to have a canning factory sure. Mr. Getemy, the Illinois gentleman, came in Monday, and since has been holding conferences with our citizens. He proposes to establish a canning factory here, and desires that our citizens aid him. The capital stock will be $10,000. He proposes to take half and our citizens half. J. L. Howard and A. Thurston is a committee to solicit subscribers for stock. This will be a bonanza to our farmers. Last year thousands of bushels of peaches went to waste. No need of that if the canning factory locates with us.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.

WICHITA, KANSAS, June 30. A Daily Eagle=s special says that the Indian apprehending that there might be a demand for their arms have it is thought cached the best arms in the sandhill and only appear with their old squirrel rifles. It is believed that should the soldiers make any demonstrations looking to a movement that the more hostile element would strike out north through western Kansas to join the Sioux, but they evidently expect that the Kiowas and Commanches will unite with them in giving the troops a summer campaign. The situation is still one of anxiety and extreme danger. An associated press dispatch of last week having attibuted to Agent Dwyer sundry statements regarding the cattlemen being at the bottom of the Indian trouble, the Eagle=s correspondent called on that official today with reference to the matter. Col. Dwyer promptly answered that the statement that the grass leases to the cattle men of portions of the reservation are the cause of the present threatened outbreak is totally false. These Indians have been totally unruly ever since the dull knife raid, and the present trouble singly arises from the fact that for many years they have never been punished for crime, and are simply presuming and growing more bold and reckless.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.


He delivers it to any part of the city. He has plenty of it. DO NOT DRINK MILK WARM WATER this hot weather, but keep cool by buying your ice of Archie Dunn.


Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.



Buggies, Wagons, and Fine Carriages Always on Hand at the SHABBY FRONT. D. L. MEANS.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


Anchors at Harmon=s Ford Bridge, July 8, 1885, at 5 p.m.

Wednesday afternoon Allen Ayers spread the glad tidings to the effect that the steamer had arrived. For a time it was hardly credited, but soon wagon loads of people were seen going to Harmon=s Ford. On arriving there we saw the long looked for steamer, the AKansas Millers.@ Capt. Moorehead, Fred Barnett, and ARobinson Crusoe@ were there. The steamer left St. Louis June 13 and made good time when running a safe voyage, and surpassing the most sanguine expectations of Capt. Moorehead. She would have been here July 4, according to promise, but the drift wood and high water at Tulsa would not permit the steamer to go under the bridge. The railroad company are building a higher bridge, which is nearly completed.

The boat is a novel one indeed, and has to be seen to be appreciated. On several other occasions the REPUBLICAN has given a description of the steamer and it is as we have stated heretofore. In traveling, the steamer averages about seven miles per hour on the Arkansas. It has been practically demonstrated that small boats could run on the river to this point. We will now have a southern outlet. Barges will be built and the steamer will soon be towing great cargoes of flour down to the Atooth-pick.@

For a time the steamer will be used as an excursion boat until the steel barges are built. Fred Barrett will be in command and Capt. Barnes will be the pilot.

All the way up the river, the AKansas Millers@ made the best time of any craft. Sand bars were no hindrance. Capt. Moorehead tells us that any bar he ran onto, he either was able to go across or back off. It was impossible to stick the steel bottomed steamer. He was 20 days in traveling 1,791 miles, the distance by river from St. Louis to Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

F. Beall was arrested for shooting his revolver on the streets and disturbances of the peace Wednesday evening by nigh watch Johnson. He was turned loose on account of Judge Bryant not desiring to open court in the night. Papers were made out by Judge Kreamer and served by Constable Thompson. In the meantime Beall had gone to Winfield. Thompson went there and brought him back. He was taken before Judge Kreamer, where he appeased his honor=s wrath in the sum of $12. Two city warrants were immediately served on him and they cost him in the neighborhood of $18. Judge Bryant occupied the chair of justice in the city cases. We have thrown our gun away and concluded it is too costly for some of us to shoot on the streets of Arkansas City. Yet perhaps if Beall had shot through a plate glass window, he might have been fined $2.50 instead of $18.00.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

A New Industry.

D. L. Means and Asa Burr have formed a partnership for the manufacture of the celebrated wire slat fences. This fence is handsome, durable, and cheap; and it is taking the place of costlier fences. We are glad that the manufacture of this kind of a fence has been commenced, for it is something that has long been needed. Call at the Shabby Front and see it.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


In Arkansas City, The Crowd Estimted at 10,000.

July 3rd on the evening train visitors from Winfield and other towns up the Santa Fe road came pouring into Arkansas City. Bright and early Saturday morning, the firing of cannons roused the sleeping portion of the inhabitants of our city. N. A. Haight, with the First Light Artillery, of Winfield, had come down during the night and it was they who furnished the cannon=s roar.

By 7 a.m. the streets were a living, surging sea of human beings. Everybody for miles around came to Arkansas City to celebrate. At 9:30 the ragamuffin gang paraded on Summit street, headed by their captain, R. E. Grubbs.

At 10 a.m. the procession was formed. It was undoubtedly the largest procession ever formed in Cowley County. It was headed by the Juvenile Band of Winfield. Here we wish to say that the Juvenile Band is simply immense. The band was followed by a carriage containing the speaker, Col. H. T. Sumner, Rev. S. B. Fleming, Rev. J. P. Witt, Mayor Schiffbauer, and Capt. J. B. Nipp. The Knights of Pythias came next. This order received numerous compliments on the neat appearance they made on the street. The Winfield Hook and Ladder company, of Winfield, was next, followed by the renowned Buckskin Border Band. As the name indicates, this band has been organized with regard to the frontier. Each member of the band was dressed in buckskin suits, and they were fully up to the standard of a typical ranger, in appearance, of the earlier day. The boys had just received their suits and it was their first appearance in their unique uniforms. The B. B. B.=s rendered good music. Following the Buckskin Border Band came the 38 uniformed little girls, representing the states, and the ladies= Relief Corps, gents on horseback, citizens in vehicles, etc. The procession was fully three miles long.

On arriving at the celebration grounds, the speaker=s stand was just being erected. When it was completed, Rev. Witt invoked the blessings of the Deity. Rev. Fleming then read that grand old Declaration of Independence. At the conclusion Col. H. T. Sumner was introduced, and as a respresentative of Bob Lincoln, delivered the oration of the day. The Colonel made a very neat speech. Hardly any seats had been provided for the audience, and the majority of those who heard the speech had to stand around the speaker=s stand. This was courtesy with a vengeance.

After wandering around the picnic grounds about half an hour searching for a place where we could dust our pants and sit upon Mother earth and rest our weary bones, we came to the conclusion that there was no place like home. Getting aboard of one of the thousand and one hacks to and from the 4th of July grounds, we tried to extricate ourselves from the crowd. The grove was literally full of hacks, wagons, buggies, and people; and in the course of two hours, we were able to get out upon the main road heading to the city. Our thirst for 4th of July celebration at the grounds was satisfied on our first trip. We did not return. The entire crowd was unable to get into the picnic grounds on account of the jam.

In the afternoon the game of base ball came off. It commenced at 3:30 p.m., and was ended in two hours and twenty minutes. Fully 2,500 people witnessed the game. The Cyclones of Winfield and the Border nine of our city were the contestants. Both clubs are strong ones and about equally matched. It is almost needless to say that the game was the only entertainment we had during the day that satisfied the visitors.

We advertised that Bob Lincoln would be here to orate, and we thought the committee would get him if money would do it. We advertised the Indian war dance. Well, we had the Indian war dance. The Indians skipped the light fantastic down at Cheyenne Agency and the spectators were in Arkansas City. We advertised that our new steamer would arrive. It could not get here on account of drift-wood. We advertised that Arkansas City would make preparations to entertain 20,000 people. We advertised the game of ball. In fact, we advertised everything the committee wanted us to. We allowed them the free use of our columns. The judicious use of the prrinter=s ink brought the crowd, but not the entertainment for them. The entertainment was all on paper. As we stated above, the ball game was the principal feature. That was not the work of the committee. A purse of $25 was raised by private subscription for the Border nine. The Cyclones twisted it out of the Border nine=s grasp by, as we believe, two unfair decisions of the umpire. After the close of the sixth inning, he made partial decisions. Gray, of the Cyclones, knocked a fly over first base. The ball was fully 30 feet outside of the fowl lines. The umpire called it a fair hit. This decision let in three men who were on base. Again, O Godfrey, of the Border nine, was called out on home plate when the catcher touched him with one hand and held the ball in the other. These decisions lost the Border nine the game. We realize that the position of umpire is very difficult to fill and very few men are capable of umpiring. The game was harmonious, each club abiding quietly by the decision of the umpire. The following is the score.


CYCLONES: Beam, Tidd, Land, McMullen, Holbrook, Jones, Russell, Smith, Gray.

BORDER CLUB: Godfrey, Henderson, Miller, F. Wright, C. Wright, Hilliard, G. Wilson, J. Wilson, Perryman.

The Border nine exhibited superior fielding, base-running, and catching; but a few wild throws were made. Joe Wilson, as catcher, is as proficient behind the bat as any catcher in the state. The Cyclones= pitcher is their stronghold. He throws a hard ball to hit. When the Cyclones were announced the victors, the Winfield folks went wild. T. S. Soward threw his coat, jumped into the diamond, and hugged everyone of the players, including colored Smith. He was followed by Democratic Joe O=Hare, who went one better, delivering kisses with his hugs. Our boys are not satisfied yet, and neither are we. We believe the Border nine can play a better game than the Cyclones. Therefore, another game will be played soon for a purse of $100 a side.

Winfield would have been here en masse, but the excursion train was not run. It had been neglected. When the noon train came in, it had 11 cars full of Winfield folks. Five of them were box cars, chartered at Winfield. The game of ball closed up the day exercises.

In the evening the fire works were given a display. Nearly everyone was dissatisfied with the amusements which were furnished by our city. The REPUBLICAN did all in its power to advertise what would be done here. Nothing which was advertised was seen. Henceforth, we advertise no more fourth of July business unless we are satisfied everything will be carried out as stated. We are willing to do our utmost to get a crowd to come to our city to celebrate, but we will state nothing but facts. We supposed the program adopted would be fully carried out, but it was not.

Drunks were quite frequent all day and by night were very numerous. The drug stores which sold whiskey that day so plentifully should receive attention. Their permits should be taken away from them. It is a disgrace to the town. The REPUBLICAN has watched the course pursued by some of our drug men under the law. We have closed our eyes to some extent at their indiscretion. It has gone so far now, we can=t stand by as a champion of prohibition and not say anything. This wholesale way of having 5,000 to 6,000 people sick every month is outrageous. We give all a warning and if you don=t want the REPUBLICAN to fall on you a la Stafford style, stand from under.


A little son of T. J. Mills was run over by a carriage and hurt quite severely. His eye was cut, head bruised, and lips lacerated. He is able to be out now.

Several fights occurred. One Armstrong got shot in the leg by an unknown party.

Frank Greer, the boy who makes the Courier sparkle with local items, came in Friday evening and remained until the 3 o=clock train on the fourth.

M. N. Sinnott was down. Also Capt. Nipp.

Several parties from Winfield brought bushel baskets of beer, and distributed the medicine among their friends.

No water was on the ground although $20 was expended for that purpose.

Our 4th of July celebration was as near like a Winfield celebration as could be.

Chas. Bryant=s little boy was thrown down while playing and his shoulder bone broken.

The 4th of July committee gave Winfield=s Hose Company $50 to come down here and parade July 4. Such work as that makes us tired. It was a grand sight to see a few uniformed boys pulling an old hose reel, wasn=t it?

Joe Hoyt offered to walk the rope suspended from the tops of buildings and fire off fire works from his aerial perch in the evening for $50. This would have satisfied our visitors to some extent besides keeping our money at home. The committee exercised poor taste in the selection of amusement.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The Courier says there were 1,000 drunken men on the streets of Arkansas City 4th of July. The REPUBLICAN can hardly credit this, but possibly it is true, as a very large sick delegation was down from Winfield--about 999. The vision of Bro. Greer certainly had been increased about tenfold by the miasma arising from our canal. Consequently, he must have imbibed some of our medicine.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

There is a great deal of kicking about the occupation tax. Some parties say it was not made so as to treat merchants carrying small stocks justly. They have to pay just as much as the man who carries four times as large a stock. The REPUBLICAN concluded it desired to run awhile longer and paid its tax for one year.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The Arkansas City Traveler comes to us in new form this week. Its size has been reduced to an eight column folio. It was formerly a nine column. A lull in business, we suppose, is the cause although Bro. Lockley fails to inform us.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

>Tis now the First National Bank of Arkansas City. The Cowley County Bank was changed to a national bank July 3, 1885. The REPUBLICAN extends congratulations to the directors of the First National Bank of Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


Our Agricultural, Live Stock, and Financial Condition as per

Assessors= Returns.

Industry, Prosperity, and Happiness.

County Clerk Hunt has completed the tabulation of the Assessors= returns for the different townships of the county. The Courier, always enthusiastic in heralding to the world the wonderful resources and advantages of the modern Garden of Eden, Cowley County, has gleaned, with much care and labor, a complete and detailed abstract of the county=s condition, which it herewith presents. And it is certainly a grand record. Fourteen years ago a bare plain--now a beautifully improved country with its millions of wealth and over thirty thousand industrious, intelligent, and enterprising people. It is a wonder exhibition of the grand results attainable by industry and push in such a county as Cowley--of rich soil, heavenly smiles, and sunhine.


Last fall the farmers of this county sowed 60,053 acres of wheat, an increase over the former year of 2,847 acres. Some experimental individual sowed two acres of spring wheat. Last winter was a very hard winter and while the year before but 1,123 acres were winter killed, the acreage lost this year must have been thribble this. The assessors= books seem to be minus this year a blank for winter killed wheat, which was a grave omission. But we can safely put the loss at 3,000 acres, leaving us a present acreage of 57,053, throwing our acreage 1,153 less than last year. Last year=s wheat crop was one of the best the county has ever had, averaging over twenty-five bushels per acre. This year has been variously disastrous to this cereal. In the spring it was thought the crop would be less than half a yield, but the reaper has proven that two-thirds yield, or fifteen bushels per acre, can be safely counted on. Though not so thick on the ground owing to winter kill, the grains are exceptionally plump and the heads all splendidly filled. Assuming this average, we will have 855,785 bushels. To this add the old wheat now on hand, and we have 1,005,785 bushels, about 34 bushels for every inhabitant in the county. Small crops in all parts of the country, the oriental uncertainness, and other things, indicate that the price this year will greatly exceed that of several years back--at least 80 cents. This will give us for our wheat crop this year $804,628, or about twenty-seven dollars for every man, woman, and child in the county. And this wheat will all have a ready market at home--none of it need be shipped away. Our large flouring mills furnish a market for all we can raise and much more, insuring a better price than in any shipping or speculative market. Vernon again takes the lead in wheat with 6,604 acres, with Beaver a close second with 6,515 acres.


Some of our farmers sow rye for winter pasture, and we find this year 1,071 acres, 29 acres less than last year.


Owing to the partial failure in wheat and other crops, the corn acreage this year is immense, 20,001 more than last year--132,778. Then the unusually good prices for corn in 1884-5 was a big impetus to larger acreage. The condition of corn up to the present time has been very discouraging. The web-worm following late planting, greatly set back much of the corn, and entirely destroyed some. But at present the web-worms have disappeared, leaving the fields badly stipped, but far from dead, and under the present genial atmosphere and timely rains, is looming up magnificently. If we get the needed rain during the latter part of July and first of August, there is no doubt of its making the usual average forty-five bushels per acre, or a total of 6,075,010 bushels. It is hard to get at the exact worth of this corn. A large part of it is fed to hogs and other live stock for slaughter and in this way is doubled in value. But taking the present year as a criterion, we can safely place the average price at thirty cents per bushel, which will give us the handsome sum of $1,792,503--over half a million more than last year, or about $60 per capita. Of this growing corn, Pleasant Valley almost doubles any other township, 18,847 acres, with Bolton following up with 7,619. There is a surplus of old corn on hand March 1, 1885, of 438,223--742,408 bushels less than last year--caused by the advance price.


The oat crop this year is 132,778 acres against 9,337 last, an immense increase of 123,241 acres. Our farmers are beginning to appreciate the superiority of oats as a feed. The oats are very promising, indicanting an average of fifty bushels or more per acre, or a total of 6,638,000 bushels. Estimating this worth fifteen cents per bushel, it gives us $905,835.


The acreage of Murpheys is 1,639, an increase of 54 acres over last year; 160 bushels is always a sure average for Irish potatoes here, giving us a total of 260,800 bushels, and at forty cents per bushel, our potato crop will be worth this year $130,400. The acreage of sweet potatoes is 93, insuring us $13,975.


Our farmers don=t go much on buckwheat, having sown but 5 acres; the acreage of sorghum is 407; of castor beans 15, a decrease from last year of 87 acres; of flax 67; of tobacco 1; of broom corn 338. Last year we had twenty acres of cotton; this year none.




That this county is unexcelled for tame grasses was clearly demonstrated and we find the total acreage this year 22,588, an increase over last year of 6,202 acres. It is divided: millet, 17,475; timothy, 1,716; clover 1,387; orchard grass, 1,527; other grasses, 164.


In 1884 our farmers cut 25,771 tons of tame and 42,724 tons of prairie hay--an increase in tame hay of 2,005 tons and in prairie hay 8,840 tons. This is the most hay ever cut in any one year in Cowley. Putting this hay at the lowest average per ton, $3, we have a value of $205,155, $34,935 more than last year. Our hay production is no small item.


If there is one thing more than another that Cowley prides herself on, it is the industry of her women. While the men are bossing the fields, and charging about the web-worm and the elements and perspiring in behalf of their wheat, corn, oats, castor beans, sorghum, hogs, and Asich,@ the women are dancing around in their long aprons making a record to far outdistance the lords of the field. Our women are independent and Adon=t care nothin= for nobody@ when it comes to true womanly accomplishments and worth. They rounded up, during the past year 622,323 pounds of golden butter, 5,477 pounds more than the year before; $41,582 worth of poultry and eggs; and with perhaps a grudging masculine lift occasionally, $17,974 worth of Agarden truck.@ Richland township takes the champion belt on butter, with 49,349 pounds, an average of nearly 100 pounds for every woman in the township. Bolton follows closely behind with 46,402 pounds. Richland is also a whopper on poultry and eggs, $6,801 worth, leaving nearly every other township. Bolton is the champion on milk, coming up with $3,097 worth. $2,804 worth makes Walnut a close competitor. They can=t down Vernon on Agarden truck.@ She took the cake last year and again comes up smiling this year with $5,299 worth. Creswell is her nearest competitor, with $2,972. Vernon leaves all others more than half, and she raised $2,374 more produce than the year before. The grand total of the milk sold in the county was $7,618 worth. There were only 570 pounds of cheese made, against 10,142 pounds the year before. This is a decrease of 9,572 pounds. The total receipts from our garden, dairy, and poultry were over $200,000, fifty thousand dollars more than for the year 1883. This is a grand showing for the enterprising, intelligent, and energetic ladies of Cowley.


The live stock interests of Cowley are yearly increasing in quantity and value. The record shows 11,860 horses and 2,025 mules, an increase of 2,204. We have 38,815 head of cattle, an increase of 4,256; 50,410 head of sheep, a decrease of 45,584--almost half. This was caused by the decrease in the price of wool, the hard winter, and consequent disease among all breeds of sheep. We have enough hungry, yelping canines, if turned loose, with just a small chance to kill every sheep in the county in one night--3,712. Our dog increase has been doggoned good, 468; but they seem to have but a meagre appetitie, or opportunity, for mutton, having killed but 485 sheep. There was a wool clip, in 1884, of 323,862 pounds, an increase of 21,574 pounds over 1883. The value of this clip at fifteen cents per pound, was $48,570. This year=s clip will probably run down to 160,000 pounds. Our swine records show 61,540 head, a decrease of 9,019. This is probably due to the shortage of corn in some sections and the high price of pork in the early spring. Our increase of 6,460 in horses and cattle is badly offset by the decrease of 54,603 in sheep and hogs. Dexter leads in cattle, having 2,747, followed by Bolton with 2,545, and Silver Creek with 2,417. Bolton takes the belt for hogs, 5,154. Creswell is her closest competitor, 4,603. Bolton is also champion in horses and mules, coming up with 1,000. Pleasant Valley is next in horses and mules with 810, Vernon rubbing her closely with 802. Harvey is ahead on sheep, showing 9,030, Dexter being her only creditable competitor with 6,588. Bolton is entitled to another prize, for hogs, showing 5,134, leading Creswell 551. Beaver, Pleasant Valley, Richland, and Vernon each show over four thousand swine. The value of animals fattened and slaughtered during the year was $702,877, an increase of $97,221.


We have 64,005 bearing apple trees; 7,234 bearing pear trees; 327,455 bearing peach, 39,180 bearing plum and cherry trees, while the total number of fruit trees, young and old, is 801,294. This shows an increase of 452,174 fruit trees--a magnificent exhibit for a county of Cowley=s age, one for which we challenge the west for a competitor, age considered.


Cowley has 62 acres of raspberries; 258 of blackberries; 44 of strawberries; and 113 of grapes, from which there were made up to March 1st, 1885, 598 gallons of wine.


There are 74 stands of bees in the county, which produced in 1884, 635 pounds of honey.


Cowley has 105 acres of growing walnut, 126 acres of maple, 5 acres of honey locust, 743 acres of cottonwood, and 364 acres of other varieties, all planted by our ambitious husbandmen, and are one year old and over.


Here is just what our farmers have reaped in dollars from their year=s work. TOTAL: $4,657,844. Broken down as follows.

Wheat .......................................... $ 804,628

Corn ........................................... 1,792,503

Oats ........................................... 995,835

Irish potatoes ................................. 130,400

Sweet potatoes ................................. 6,975

Sorghum, etc. .................................. 1,000

Hay ............................................ 205,155

Garden, dairy, and poultry ..................... 200,000

Animals slaughtered ............................ 702,827

Horticultural .................................. 17,571

Wood marketed .................................. 6,105

Wool clip ...................................... 48,579

This is an increase of $1,203,235 over the previous year--a grand record. The farmers of Cowley are reaping splendid results. And this money is not being secreted in their nether garments, but, as is exhibited all around, they are laying it out in valuable, substantial, and decorative improvements--getting ready to live in a manner becoming to agricultural kings.


Though but a youth as yet, Cowley makes a good showing in fences. We have 1,187,381 rods of stone, hedge, and wire fence, nearly four thousand miles, worth half a million dollars. Vernon Township has the most number of miles, 270; Richland following with 262; Pleasant Valley 242; and several others close to their heels.


Below we give the population of the county by townships, compared with last year, and the assessed valuation for 1885.

POP. 1884 POP. 1885 ASSESSED VAL. 1885

Beaver ................... 814 810 $ 128,176

Bolton ................... 1,228 1,356 214,571

Cedar .................... 983 958 107,058

Creswell ................. 879 1,056 256,133

Dexter ................... 1,129 1,229 189,679

Fairview ................. 634 665 107,974

Harvey ................... 698 738 77,493

Liberty .................. 758 771 80,801

Maple .................... 715 738 117,638

Ninnescah ................ 776 980 200,814

Omnia .................... 453 431 53,477

Otter .................... 471 587 55,141

Pleasant Valley .......... 936 1,103 225,483

Richland ................. 965 1,365 213,468

Rock ..................... 648 756 124,856

Sheridan ................. 701 638 84,367

Silver Creek ............. 1,311 1,610 203,473

Silver Dale .............. 790 845 82,633

Spring Creek ............. 586 715 193,983

Tisdale .................. 938 576 92,882

Vernon ................... 965 1,066 238,395

Walnut ................... 1,585 1,604 239,747

Windsor .................. 1,097 1,207 266,198

Arkansas City ............ 2,828 3,814 374,966

Winfield ................. 3,917 5,151 670,737


TOTALS: 26,449 30,790 $4,509,858


Arkansas City and Winfield certainly show increases to be proud of, while the increase in all parts of the county exhibit forcibly the popularity and splendid advancement of the Garden of Eden, Cowley County. An increase of 4,341 in one year is a showing for Cowley to be proud. Of course, to place Winfield=s population properly, those inhabitants lying outside the corporation, legitimately belonging to the city, must be noted. The population of Walnut Township is largely swelled from Winfield, and Vernon gets several hundred. The correct census of the Queen City of Southern Kansas would show over six thousand bona fide residents. The loss in Tisdale Township and the big increase in Richland is caused by the recent division of the townships.

The abstract of assessment shows the aggregate values of lands in the county to be $2,080,830; of town lots $774,459; of personal property $1,220,218; and of railroad $484,288, making a total valuation, as given above, of $4,509,858. Our total valuation last year, as taken by the assessors, was $4,042,837, showing a magnificent increase for this year. This is the blank year for the real estate assessment, so this grand increase is all in improvements. Nothing could speak louder for the wonderful material advancement of our county. The assessed valuation of taxable property never represents more than one-fifth of the real value. It is safe to place the total valuation of taxable property at $20,000,000. Now, add to this the value of the year=s crops, $4,657,844, and we have as the total assets of Cowley County twenty-four million, six hundred and fifty-seven thousand, eight hundred and forty-four dollars; or over eight hundred dollars for every man, woman, and child in the county. With a communistic division, the man blessed with eighteen children would certainly be at high tide. Winfield Courier.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The Cheyennes.

Special to Wichita Eagle.


Since the last dispatch to the Eagle, the Indian excitement here has increased to a certain extent. On this account troops have been quartered in the vacated Arapahoe school building at the agency, and the sentinels are stationed at all approaches to give the alarm, in case of an attack from the Cheyennes. The killing of an Indian in the medicine lodge seems to be increasing the uneasiness, and a renewal of their medicine dance has taken place. No Indians are seen about the agency, as they still keep closely within their encampment, and such heathenish practices as are now going on have not been known for many years. Old Indian fighters say they have a purpose for renewing at this date their old war customs, and, prompted by superstition, it is difficult to determine just when and how they will move. Although there are sixteen companies of troops here, the Indians realize their ability to give them a warm fight; but troops and officers are in readiness to give them a trial when the time shall come for them to do so. Realizing that the Indians are liable to break out at any moment, the Fourth was observed in a mild way hereCin fact, had it not been for the display of fire works in the evening, the day would have passed unnoticed. The agency people and those of the officers off duty were entertained at the house of Capt. and Mrs. T. Connell, from which the display of fire works were viewed.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Forty years ago letter postage in this country was twenty-five cents, twelve times what it is now. The reduction, however, was nearly all before the war as the three-cent rate had been established prior to 1860, and has fallen just one cent in the last twenty-five years.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

A letter from P. T. Barnum has been published recently in an English paper in which he says that twenty years ago, when he began the management of his traveling show with 500 persons, it was made a condition that they should be discharged and forfeit $5 if they were not total abstainers from strong drink during the season of seven months. Nearly everyone complied, and at the end of that time he guaranteed them the principal with interest at 6 percent, if they would still continue to abstain. Over 400 accepted the offer, and most of them today have several thousand dollars safely invested.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The most shockingly cold blooded murder that has disgraced southwest Kansas for a long time was committed the other evening, about 6 or 7 miles southeast of town. Early last Saturday morning, word was brought to town that Dr. R. Layfield had been killed the night before in his house. The coroner, Dr. Parks, summoned a jury and repaired to the scene of the bloody deed. Although we learned enough from outsiders to satisfy the public that it was one of those foul murders for pelf, [?] we refrain from giving any particulars as it is still a subject of investigation.

After a long, careful, and exhaustive investigation, the coroner=s jury in the case of the murderer of Dr. Layfield find in substance: That deceased came to his death by three shots from a pistol in the hands of Tobias Taylor. ATobe Taylor@ has for some time made this town his home following the business of Aland locator.@ The preliminary trial before Esq. Beatty is now going on.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Charley Long, of Torrance, was bitten on the right hand by a copperhead snake last Thursday. As soon as he was bitten, he came to Cambridge and placed himself under Dr. Long=s care. He remained in town about three hours during which time his hand and arm swelled tight up to the bandage, but Mr. King showed very little uneasiness and chatted quite freely, and took the whiskey as often as the doctor would allow. He was taken home in a buggy, and at last accounts he was doing as well as could be expected. Mr. King says the snake was in his house, behind a trunk, and bit him before he saw it with its teeth, breaking the skin in five places, near the thumb.

Cambridge News.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Gov. Martin=s Letter.

TOPEKA, KANSAS, July 9. The following letter was sent by Governor Martin to Secretary of War Endicott today relative to the troubles with the Cheyenne Indians, and the exposed condition of the counties on the southern border of Kansas.

TOPEKA, KANSAS, July 9th, 1885.

To the Honorable Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.

SIR: For over forty-eight hours past a dozen counties in southwestern Kansas have been in a state of wild excitement and panic, thousands of settlers having abandoned their houses, their crops, and stock, and fled to the towns for a protection, which, if the supposed danger had been real, could not have been afforded them by the towns for the town people were no better armed nor better prepared to repel an Indian raid than were those of the country districts.

For weeks past the imminent danger of such a panic, if not of an Indian invasion, has been apparent. The Cheyennes were known to be discontented and threatening and our southwestern borders were exposed and defenseless.

More than two weeks ago, I called the attention of the honorable secretary of war to this situation of affairs and on the 26th of June last, I earnestly requested the general commanding this department to station a cavalry force on the southern border of Kansas, between Barber and Meade counties, in order to prevent an Indian invasion and give assurance of protection to our peaceful citizens. If the national government locates in the Indian Territory at large, numbers of savage, discontented, and dangerous Indians, its plain duty is to provide an ample force to restrain them within the boundaries of that territory and on their reservation. The state of Kansas cannot afford to maintain a standing army on its southern border and ought not to be compelled to maintain such an army in order to protect its borders from invasion by the Indians and to give assurance of safety and protection to its citizens. This is a duty which the general government, not the state, should discharge.

So long as the Cheyennes, or other turbulent and dangerous tribes, are in the Indian Territory, so long will the borders of Kansas be menaced by such dangers and disasters, such sufferings and losses to it as have resulted during the past forty-eight hours. This is the plain duty of the national government. It seems to us it should stage a permanent and adequate military force on the southwestern borders of Kansas. Posts should be located and maintained at convenient points from the west line of Barber to Seward County. These points should be so connected with each other by pickets or vidette outposts as to guard all that section of Kansas.

The troops stationed at Reno afford little or no protection to the borders of Kansas. The Indians have only to move westward a few miles on their own reservation and they are out of reach of the troops with the borders of Kansas exposed and within easy striking distance. Calling your attention to this condition of affairs, I request that prompt and adequate measures be adopted for the protection of the borders of the state against any possible invasion by the Indians of the territory. In the name of the people of Kansas I protest against a further continuance of the civil or military policy which has twice before permitted the Indians to invade our borders with fire and sword, which during the past forty-eight hours has sent thousands of people, men, women, and children, fleeing in terror from their peaceful homes. It may be that this panic is without reason, it may be that no Indians have crossed the line. It was, however, certainly true that more than one hundred Cheyennes, the worst of their tribe, have escaped from their reservation and gone, so the commanding officer at Reno believes, to the head of the Cimarron River, but whether this panic is baseless or not, so long as they are where they are and what they are, so long will Kansas be menaced and apprehensive, and so long will the citizens of our southwestern counties be liable to such panics with their resulting demoralization, loss, and suffering.

The commanding general of this department has just ordered eight companies of cavalry to our southwestern border. This force, if situated as I have indicated and permanently maintained, will be a plea to give the citizens of exposed counties assurance of protection, and I sincerely hope that permanent military posts will be established along the borders at the points I have mentioned, so that the people of this state may in the future be permitted to pursue their peaceful avocations with confident assurances that there is no danger, or possibility, by the Indians of the territory. I have the honor to be, with very great respect, your very obedient servant.

(Signed) JOHN A. MARTIN, Governor of Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


Enforce our ordinances.

Our city government is the laughing stock of all.

Reform in the city government is needed. Let us have it.

Plenty of new wheat on our streets this week, 65 cents per bushel.

If Judge Bryant is to be removed for incompetency, let his adviser be decapitated also.

The council has appropriatged $190 for holding elections on the 1st, 2nd, and 10th days of June.

There are four city officials in Arkansas City who should tender their resignation.

One ward in Winfield has 42 voters in it who are unable to read or write. Heavens, how sad!

A petition is being circulated asking that City Attorney Stafford resign. It has about 300 signatures.

The Border Club has challenged the Wellington club to a match game to be played at Geuda Springs on the 14th.

The Indiana Rake is the best on earth, and we have never had a tooth broke. For sale at G. W. Cunningham=s.

The REPUBLICAN would like to suggest that the entire corps of city officers resign and let a new election be held.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Capt. Rarick received Wednesday from Topeka 68 U. S. Warrants for the arrest of as many boomers over at Caldwell.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Chas. Schiffbauer received word Wednesday to request our hardware men not to sell ammunition and firearms to the Indians.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

J. L. Huey bought the W. C. Brown farm north of town. There was 70 acres and the consideration was $5,000. F. J. Hess made the sale.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The advent of the K. C. & S. W. into Arkansas City and the opening up of navigation on the Arkansas ought to increase our population very largely.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Postmaster General Vilas says that he will not appoint any newspapermen postmasters. Poor Judge! How our heart goes out in sympathy to you. Poor Democrat.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The following are the directors of the First National Bank of Arkansas City: A. B. Johnson, A. D. Prescott, J. P. Johnson, F. W. Farrar, Wm. Sleeth, and H. P. Farrar.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

S. P. Gould, tired of seeing us use a blunt pencil, presented us with a handsome knife. Many thanks, Sam. The REPUBLICAN advises one and all to go and buy a knife just like ours.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

I will place my cheapest mower against any in the market and will show that it will do superior work under all circumstances Machine for Machine. At G. W. Cunningham=s.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of H. Nelson, Robt. A. Munson and Miss Maggie Hogan, Monday evening, by Rev. S. B. Fleming. We wish the couple much happiness through married life.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Rev. F. A. Brady, of Udall, is to preach tomorrow at the Baptist Church. Morning Subject: AThe marvelous fish story, Jonah and his counterparts.@ Evening: AThe bible model woman.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The reason that a certain officer in Arkansas City desires the resignation of Billy Gray is because he has a brother-in-law who wants a job. There is nothing like getting the entire family into office.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


S. Matlack is putting on Metropolitan airs in his dry goods establishment. He has put in an elevated railway for the changing of money. Besides saving steps to clerks, it is ornamental.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Joe Pentecost fired a sky rocket off Monday evening on Summit Street. Night watch Johnson arrested him. Before Judge Bryant Tuesday he plead guilty and was fined $3.50 and costs, amounting in all to $7.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Lute Coombs and Frank Wright tossed the festive base ball a few times on Summit street yesterday. On being taken before Judge Bryant, they plead guilty and were fined $2 and cost each, amounting apiece to $6.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Arkansas City is at the head of navigation now. Some good Democrat will get Cleveland to establish a lighthouse down at Harmon=s Ford, and probably Sinnot will get the job of keeping the light a shining provided he does not get the post office.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

MARRIED. Rev. Fleming united in marriage at Chilocco School, Howard C. Rood, of Commanche County, and Miss Carrie B. Pierson, of Cowley County, Sabbath day. Miss Pierson was a teacher employed at Chilocco. The REPUBLICAN extends their congratulations to the couple.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Geo. McAfee and Mary Gasoway went to Winfield last week and put up at the hotel as man and wife. Winfield=s City Marshal arrested the guilty couple. At the trial indiscreet Mary was fined in the neighborhood of $25, but lacking the money to liquidate it, she was put in jail. McAfee got a continuance until today.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Winfield wants to extend her city limits so as to take in Walnut Township. In regard to the matter the Winfield Tribune says: AJudge Torrance decided last week, in regard to the position of the city council to extend the corporate limits of the city that, as the law empowering him to do so is in all probability unconstitutional, it would be very unwise for him to take action in the matter.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The REPUBLICAN put a local in our last issue saying that Frank Austin wanted to hire a girl. Before we were half through running off our papers, he came tearing into our sanctum with hair standing on end and cried, AFor heaven=s sake, take that local out. I am so tormented by the girls flocking around me that I can=t rest.@ Whether it was the judicious use of the ink or Frank=s good looks which brought the girls, we are not authorized to state, but in all probability the former.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Accidental Shooting.

Last Sunday news was circulated on our streets that a 14 year old boy by the name of Chas. Shoup, residing near the mouth of Grouse Creek, was shot accidentally by a young man by the name of Probasco. It happened in this wise.

Master Shoup and two other boys were at Probasco=s home. They were all in a room and as the boy testifies, Probasco was showing them how to handle the revolver, when it was discharged. The ball struck Shoup, entering his right chest on the line of the fifth rib. It passed through the lung three inches to the right of the spine and on a level with the seventh rib through the body and struck the wall of the room beyond. Probasco says that he was taking the revolver away from the boy and was going to put it away, when it was discharged in some unknown manner. All three boys tell the same story and no doubt it was done as the boys stated. The revolver when discharged was so near Shoup=s chest that the powder burned it. The revolver was a 38-calibre-self-acting Smith & Wesson, and it was criminal carelessness for a man to be showing a boy how such a fire arm worked, or even to allow him to have it when loaded. Probasco is 25 years old. Shoup will in all probability die from the effects of the wound. He is the son of a widow lady and a nephew of the First Ward councilman, Jacob Hight. Dr. Fowler was summoned immediately and did what he could to alleviate the boy=s pain. He is still attending him, but it will be almost a miracle if the boy recovers.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Miss Mamie Stineman was down from Belle Plaine Thursday to tell all of her friends goodbye before leaving for Joplin, Missouri. Miss Mamie has been ill lately, but she is now getting well. In conversation with a representative of the REPUBLICAN, she informed us of an attempt to burglarize the Belle Plaine depot Tuesday evening. From the Eagle we glean all the particulars. AA special policeman, named W. L. Reed, who had been put on because of intimations of a robbery, came on a party at the depot about 10 o=clock just as they were commencing operations. He placed the first man in sight under arrest, when his confederates appeared, all armed. Fire opened immediately, the robbers shooting twice and Reed four times. One of Reed=s shots took effect in the eye of one of the gang, from which he expired at 5 a.m. Reed was so badly hurt that he fell insensible, and lays at his home in rather a critical situation. It is supposed that the robbers were the same who went through the depot at Derby a few nights since. On the man who was shot was found a complete set of burglars= tools, consisting of jimmies, levers, powder fuse, skeleton keys, etc., and it is supposed he is from Wichita. A young man of this town was placed under arrest on the supposition that he was a confederate.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The papers at Winfield claim that certain druggists at Arkansas City are selling whiskey illegally. If they know this, why don=t they inform Judge Gans and induce him to act. The law has been in force three months now and each month our druggists have filed in the neighborhood of 2,000 statements, against Winfield=s six or seven hundred. If there is anything Arotten in Denmark,@ let us remove it. Investigation is what is needed and the Probate Judge and county attorney should investigate it immediately. Our advice to the above officials is to get a Amove@ on themselves, and take away every man=s permit, who they believe is guilty of degrading the drug business to the level of a rum shop.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Our Cyclones have accepted a challenge from the Border base ball club of Arkansas City for a game in this city on next Thursday, the 10th inst., for a hundred dollar purse. A forfeit will be placed in the bank to make it a sure thing. This will be the champion game yet played in the county. These clubs, as have been proven, are very evenly matched--both first-class in every respect. Our boys have arranged to have their grounds fenced and acccommodatings prepared for lookers on, and charge an admission fee. This is the proper thing.

Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Wm. Turner, of east Bolton, is well acquainted with Mr. Gettemy, the Illinois gentleman who has been in the city this week in the interest of the canning factory, and says he is a man to be depended upon. Mr. Gettemy is recommended by the bank at his home and many prominent citizens. He went home Wednesday to await the action of our citizens in regard to aiding him in establishing a canning factory in Arkansas City. [Previously, believe they said his name was Getemy.]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

A correspondent in the Telegram, writing from Tannehill, says Pittsburgh coal is selling for $6 per ton in Arkansas City and $5 in Winfield. The correspondent is mistaken. Pittsburgh coal sells for $4 in both towns. We get our information from coal dealers.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


Frank Hess visited the Hub Thursday.

Judge Torrance was down from Winfield Thursday.

L. A. Willets went up and took in the Hub Monday evening.

G. W. Childers is building an addition to his residence in the 4th ward.

Kendall Smith was up from Ponca Agency over the 4th visiting his family.

Geo. McIntire was down investigating statements at the drug store Thursday.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


S. Matlack and wife and Mrs. M. Matlack left Thursday on a visit to New Jersey.

Mrs. Theo. Fairclo for several days past has been ver sick. She is convalescing now.

Mr. and Mrs. I. [? COULD BE J.] F. Henderson and baby left Friday for Cameron, Missouri, on a visit to relatives.

Frank Austin, wife, and baby have commenced housekeeping in their new residence in the First Ward.

J. W. Hutchison & Sons, C. T. Atwood, and O. P. Houghton have each had a new sign painted this week.

Chas. Coombs, wife, and baby were down from Wichita over the Fourth. Charley is working on the Beacon.

BIRTH. C. H. Weir set the cigars up to the REPUBLICAN on account of an increase of family July 8. It was a daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Strong, of Rock Township, parents of Mrs.

F. E. Pentecost, visited the city over the Fourth.

W. M. Payne, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is in the city. He is looking for a place to locate for the practice of his legal profession.

C. L. Swarts went up to the Hub Tuesday to obtain needed rest, which he says he found in that quiet village of Winfield.

Mrs. A. V. Alexander left Tuesday on a visit to relatives at Topeka. Alex is once enjoying the halcyon days of a bachelorhood.

Sam Wile, of the Arcade, left for Kansas City, Missouri, where he went to accept a situation in a large clothing establishment.

W. B. Haigins, who had been visiting in the rural districts of Indiana for some time, has come back to Arkansas City to remain.

D. R. Beatty is fixing up his residence. He has raised the foundation and will build an addition, thus making a very neat residence.

Geo. Perry skipped out for Hunnewell as soon as he heard the Arkansas Valley Guards were ordered to hold themselves in readiness. Brave boy.

Rev. W. H. Harris made the Fourth of July oration at Maple City. They had quite a pleasant celebration at the city and a large crowd was in attendance.

E. A. Goodrich, of Maple City, has accepted a position with Schely & Co., a wholesale dry goods house at Kansas City, to travel for them. He goes on duty August 1.

Frank McDowell, of Conneautville, Pennsylvania, brother of

E. L. McDowell, the jeweler, arrived in Arkansas City the first of the week on a visit. He will probably remain all summer.

Riley Rogers, who moved from here to Belle Plaine recently and embarked in the grocery business, has disposed of his business and returned to Arkansas City with his family to live. He has not yet decided what he will engage in.

J. H. Gilstrap was over from Silverdale Tuesday. He wants two bridges built across Grouse Creek: one in the upper part and another in the lower part of the township. He says they are plenty able to vote the bonds for the bridges.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Jim Hill, who has been up constructing the K. C. & S. W. Railway, came home Thursday to view the AKansas Millers.@ He informed us that track was laid into Cowley County Wednesday evening. The grading is ten miles ahead of track laying.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Dr. Dunn and wife, and Mrs. Nannie Sheddon, of Pawnee Agency, came up Wednesday and visited at the residence of A. C. Gould until Friday. Dr. Dunn and wife returned to the agency and Mrs. Sheddon went down to Chilocco, where she will fill the position of matron of the school.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

C. Danks returned to his Ohio home Friday of last week. He spent his Fourth in Kansas City. We had quite a pleasant acquaintance with Mr. Danks, and hope he will soon return to Arkansas City and make his home with us. He was well pleased with our town and surrounding country.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

H. M. Bacon and wife, of Armstrong, Kansas, arrived in the city on Friday evening of last week on a few weeks= visit to their many friends and relatives in the city. Mrs. Bacon will be remembered as Miss Mitchell. They both formerly lived here. Mr. Bacon is a druggist at Armstrong. He called on us and tendered us the filthy lucre for one year=s subscription to the REPUBLICAN.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

J. W. Ruby notified Prof. J. C. Weir, who is visiting at Columbus, Indiana, of the drowning of Willie Rike, and in answer he speaks the following words of praise in behalf of the deceased.

AYour postal was forwarded to me and I was astonished at the news it brought to me. I thank you indeed for your kindness in carrying to me the sad news of one for whom I had formed a great respect. William Rike was a young man of excellent mind and unquestionable habits. For one to be stricken down so young and promising, we can only add that the ways of Providence are mysterious.

Your friend, J. C. Weir.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Mr. V. M. Ayers, of the Arkansas City Roller Mills, was here and at the post on Saturday, soliciting orders for his popular brands of flour. The Canal Roller Mills is one of the largest mills in the West, having a capacity of 200 barrels per day, with complete roller system, and its brands are superior to any made in southern Kansas. Flour from Mr. Ayers= mill is used at the Agencies and different ranches in the Territory and everyone expresses satisfaction with it.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Geo. A. Druitt retired from the management of the Windsor Hotel Monday last. He was succeeded by DeWitt McDowell and Fred Bowers. The new firm are now having the house thoroughly renovated and repainted. Mr. McDowell is of the firm of McDowell Bros., and Mr. Bowers was formerly manager of the Central Avenue Hotel. The REPUBLICAN wishes the boys success in their enterprise. The name of the house will be the AOccidental.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Thursday afternoon an excursion was advertised to occur down the river on the AKansas Millers.@ The boat was to cast anchor at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Immediately after dinner about 150 persons went down to the landing, but they met with disappointment. The engineer took a sudden notion he wanted to return home and left on the afternoon train. No other engineer could be obtained so the excursionists wandered back to the city down-spirited but hopeful.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Mike Harkins will have an auction sale on the 16th inst. of 75 mules in this city at Fairclo=s livery stable. The mules are four years old, Missouri stock, and thoroughly acclimated to this region. They have been three years in the Territory.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The Traveler=s ardor for our city attorney has certainly cooled. He no longer defends his protégé. [REST OBSCURED.]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The City Council,

Met in regular session last Monday evening. Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Davis, Dean, Dunn, Bailey, and Thompson were present. The first thing that came up was the question of Mr. Bailey=s ineligibility. He sprung it himself. He heard he was to be ousted because he had been a confederate soldier. Mr. Bailey stated that he served 18 months; but at the end of that time he came north and took the oath of allegiance. No action was taken upon the matter by the council.

Next was the acting upon bills. They were as follows.

Referred bill of J. W. Saunders, $3.75, allowed.

Bills from the 10 special policemen July 4, to the sum of $20 were allowed.

L. E. Moore, 75 cents, allowed.

County bill of E. Y. Baker, $64, allowed.

The bill of Dr. G. H. J. Hart, of Maple City, of $22.50, reduced to $10.50 by finance committee, and allowed.

The bill of $2.50 from Thompson & Woodin for hack hire, ordered by the city marshal at the time Wm. Rike was drowned, allowed.

The same for horse and buggy for the Mayor, $1.50, allowed.



Arkansas City Coal Company=s bill, $39.70, for the water power company, allowed.

Ed Malone, bill of $11.25 for work, allowed.

Theo Fairclo, $15.95, allowed.

W. Ward, $11, allowed.

County bill of G. W. Krell of $26.75, approved.

County bill of Arkansas City Coal Company of $600 approved.

County bill of A. M. Fitch for $14, approved.

The police judge=s report for month of June showed only $25.50 collected from fines and costs. The report was sent back to Bryant with the request that he make the report more specific.

Ordinance No. 17 was read and adopted.

Considerable discussion was had on roads, streets, water works, the incompetency of the police judge, the laxity of the city marshal; but not a word concerning the incompetency of the city attorney.

Mayor Schiffbauer got on his ear, and the REPUBLICAN thinks it is about time, at the loose way our city affairs are being carried on. He mentioned several instances where he thought the city marshal and police judge had failed to do their duty. He said the city government was held in contempt and made fun of. After a month of lawlessness, the police judge came in and reported only $25.50 collected--50 cents above his salary. The mayor further said unless the government was carried on better, he would resign.

At a late hour the council adjourned.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Abstract of Title.

H. O. Meigs, having corrected his abstract books to date, is now preparing to make abstracts of title to any lot in Arkansas City and all lands in Cowley County. Having the only complete set of Abstract books of Arkansas City lots, can make the most reliable abstracts. All business will be strictly confidential and correctness of work guaranteed. The patronage of all, and especially of the businessmen of Arkansas City, is respectfully solicited. When you want an abstract, don=t send to Winfield for it, but support home institutions.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Monday Bill Gray arrested W. Ward=s hogs for running at large, and put them in the city pound. Next day Ward got out replevin papers and had them served by Frank Thompson. On advice of city attorney, Billy refused to give up the keys to the pound. Thompson, without any indemnifying bond, went and took the hogs out by force. The case comes off before Judge Kreamer Monday. It is getting to be a notorious fact that those who get in the toils of the city, laugh at its ordinances, officials, and everything else. If the case is decided against the violator, he appeals, and in some way gets scott free. Let us have a little reform.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The Howard Courant says that the five cent drug store liquor prescription fee to the probate judge must go. Governor Martin says the law does not allow the pocketing of this fee by the probate judge. So says the attorney general of the state. This is a pointer for present officials in charge of the lucrative duties of the aforesaid office to be cautious about putting in foundations for brown stone fronts.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Tannehill Things. [Received July 4, 1885.]

We have cut our wheat in fine shape. Harvest is about over. Oats look fine. Corn is Abooming@ and the web-worm has been compelled to surrender to the rapid growth of the early corn.

DIED. A young man who was killed near Ashland, Clark County, was brought in and buried on the 27th of June. We did not learn the particulars.

DIED. Mr. Pearce, of Northwest Beaver, died of dropsy June 23, after a long and severe illness. His son came in from Aout west,@ but too late to see his father alive. He leaves a large family to mourn his loss.

The leading traders of Beaver Township are A. A. Knox and

J. W. Browning; the former traded for a farm last week.

M. S. Teter and L. P. King are the champion machine drivers of this section. They are so well qualified to sit in the seat and take things cool.

Thomas Culver boards at J. W. Brownings, and works for J. R. Sumpter. Thomas, why do you thus? AAsk Jessie.@

John Hughs [? WONDER IF IT SHOULD BE HUGHES?] run his binder four years and found a bearing he had never oiled. ABub,@ that=s what you get by making your Pa drive the leaders.

Miss Flora Sumpter is preparing to attend the county Normal.

AThe Governor@ went to Winfield not long ago. His wife waited in a grocery store while AHis Excellency@ went into a hotel and obtained his dinner. Isn=t she an obedient woman?

The directors of school dist. 4 have requested L. P. King to teach their winter term of school.

AMadam Rumor@ says AThere will be two weddings in Beaver Township >ere long.@ Well, Albert and Robert, we don=t know.

An old man in this neighborhood, who writes for the Telegram, in speaking with reference to the bond question, said: AThe time was when the people proclaimed the national debt a public blessing.@ The Republicans say so yet, and we know of another great blessing, the manner in which we brought the erring ones back into the Union.

A young man of 200 pounds avoirdupois approached J. W. Browning and said: AI understand you accuse me of selling intoxicating liquors.@ ANo sir, If I knew you were, I would have you arrested.@

This is the latest harvest we have had for six years, and stacking will begin the first of the week.

We have not seen a steamboat for fifteen years; therefore, we are going to the Terminus soon.

Mrs. Red, of Mitchell Co., is visiting her brother, Wm. McCulloch.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Bolton Items.

Did you see the new steam boat?

River navigation, new railroad, Farmers Milling Exchange, and new woolen mills, all at the same time; if Arkansas City is able to contain herself now, she certainly will be equal to any emergency that might arise.

We predict for Arkansas City a great future.

Gilbert & Co., have placed a ferry just south of the state line in the Territory, for their own accommodation and the public in general. It is a great convenience for eastern Cowley along the line where Grouse is up.

A post office in eastern Bolton is now one of their many wants.

Miss E. Brown and Alfred Wing are attending the normal at Winfield. Others will attend toward the close of the session.

Mrs. Johnnie Jones, of West Bolton, is slowly convalescing.

But little sickness in the township with the exception of some chills.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

A five year old son of Douglas Sirvoy [? COULD BE SIRVEY?], of Silverdale Township, fell out of a wagon July 4th, and caught his leg between the brake and a wheel, grinding the flesh loose from the body. Very little hope is entertained of the boy=s recovery. Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Clerk of the board of education of the City of Arkansas City, Kansas, until six o=clock p.m. on the 3rd day of August, 1885, for one janitor for the West School Building; bids to be so much per month for the term. None but an honest, responsible bid will be accepted, and the Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


July 5, 1885. Alex Wilson, Clerk.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The Liquor Traffic.

The statements filed by the probate judge for the month of June, shows a falling off of the statement traffic compared with last month=s business. The total for May was 3,052 statements, while that for June was 2,667. Arkansas City, as usual, heads the list, 1,775 statements against Winfield=s 667. Grimes & Son and Steinberger, of the Terminus, filed 500 and 386 statements respectively. Brown & Son head the Winfield list this month with 266, Wolsey of Burden, 293, and Phelps of Dexter, 215. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

The REPUBLICAN is the largest paper in Southern Cowley. We give more local news than any paper published in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

On the War Path.

WICHITA, KANSAS, July 7. A special dispatch to the Daily Eagle, dated Kingman City, Kansas, 5 p.m., says: AJ. B. Wilson, living three and a half miles east of Lawndale, Pratt County, and whose character is vouched for by the president of the bank of Kingman, arrived at that place this afternoon and says that


nine miles west of Lawndale last night by a band of Indians. A son of the murdered man, about 12 years old, who escaped and came into Lawndale, brought the first news of his death. The boy further stated that he passed four wagon loads of women and children fleeing in the direction of Kingman, at which latter point the excitement was very great, the men arming and getting ready to proceed to Lawndale tonight. The news above reached Kingman about 4:30 this evening.

A later special to the Eagle says that three families had just arrived from the settlements beyond, and that they report that riders are passing rapidly through the country warning settlers that the Indians are moving swiftly north and burning everything before them.


TOPEKA, KANSAS, July 7. Early in the evening the citizens of this town were considerably aroused by the reported receipt of a telegram announcing the arrival of the Cheyenne Indians in the counties of Pratt and Comanche, and that they were doing great damage to life and property.

At 7 p.m., Gov. Martin received the following from Col. Quiff of the Santa Fe.

AThe day operator at Wichita says that an outbreak was reported in the southern part of Pratt County today. Several were killed and the balance of the people driven off. Stock all driven out. One man who came in from Pratt County today says he is the only one left in his family. The balance were killed, but the operator does not know how many were killed.@

All possible exertions are being made by the governor to protect the citizens of this state from outrages by the Indians.

A dispatch was received at the office of commissioner of Indian affairs from Inspector Armstrong reporting some of the Cheyennes have broken away from the reservation and gone into the Panhandle of Texas. Secretary Lamar sent a dispatch to the president.

Cavalry From Leavenworth.

LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, July 8. Four cars of cavalry left Fort Leavenworth this afternoon for Kingman, Kansas, commanded by Major Sanford of the sixth cavalry. The train consisted of 28 cars, and horses for the command were shipped at the same time. It is expected they will arrive at Kingman Thursday morning.

Gen. Augur is in receipt of a number of dispatches, both from Major Sumner, in command at Ft. Reno, and Gov. Martin, of Kansas. Major Sumner says in substance that there is no disturbance in his immediate vicinity; and, while there are about one hundred Cheyennes absent from the reservation, they are not on the war path, but are hiding their arms and ponies for fear that they are to be taken from them.

Not an Indian has come into the state. But dispatches from Major Sumner at Ft. Reno say that 100 young braves with Chief Magpie have left the Cheyenne reservation and are now on the head waters of the Cimarron, southwest of Kansas.

The report made to Gov. Martin by Adjutant General Campbell of the state, also says that there is no reliability to be placed in the reports that are being sent over the country. The latter is now in the extreme southwestern part of the state and telegraphs that there are no Indians or any signs of them in that section. Gov. Martin also repeats to Gen. Augur the dispatch sent by the Santa Fe agent at Kingman, which was sent out from Topeka in the afternoon, accounting for the scare.

WICHITA, KANSAS, July 8. The Eagle=s special from Kingman, dated 6 p.m., says: AA reliable party who was sent out last night has just returned. He has ridden over the entire southern and western portions of Pratt and Kingman Counties, and reports no Indians and nobody hurt, and the further he went, the further away the Indians were reported to be. The usual number of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians were hanging about Medicine Lodge and other smaller towns trading. Some of these small bands had no doubt been seen crossing the prairies, which gave rise to the terrible scare of yesterday.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

AD. It Stands At the Head. The Light Running ESTERLY MOWER.


Buggies, Wagons, and Fine Carriages always on hand at the




Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


If you want a WELL Bored or Drilled in the city or county, from 6 to 10 inches any depth, through any kind of soil or rock, for any purposes call and see me or drop me a Card.

I have first-class machinery and warrant all work Perfect Satisfaction or No pay. Well bored or drilled for cash, on time, or take pay in trade. Orders left at C. L. Means= Implement House will receive prompt attention.

Respectfully, T. D. RICHARDSON,

P. O. Box 101 Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.


He has two new Spring Drays and desires to do a portion of your hauling. He has plenty of wagons and horses and will do any kind of hauling you desire. He is not here for speculation, but is here to stay and do a portion of your hauling.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

AD. E. W. VAUGHN, Proprietor of the CITY EXPRESS.

Trunks taken to and from the depot. Packages under 75 pounds delivered to any part of the city for 10 cents. Parties taken home on rainy days, etc.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

AD. W. W. BROWN, Manufacturer of

Ladies=, Gents=, Boys= Boots and Shoes.

1st Door north of Punshon=s Furniture Store.

Sewed Work a Specialty.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

AD. MITTS & JONES, Architects & Carpenters.

Plans, Specifications, and Estimates furnished on Application.

Shop west of Danks Bros.= Foundry, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Ad. German School. On next Monday afternoon the undersigned will open a German School in the brick schoolhouse and continue six weeks. Lessons will be given from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 a.m. Thorough instructions will be given to all pupils and satisfaction guaranteed if attendance is regular.

Respectfully, MRS. MOLLIE BISH.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.

Ad. St. Louis Ice Cream Parlor.

Having renovated and refitted my place in first-class style, I am ready to accommodate my old customers. C. A. BURNETT.

Ice Cream Delivered to any part of the city from the St. Louis Ice Cream Parlor. C. A. BURNETT.