WAGNER & HOWARD, Editors and Publishers.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

The Delegates to the Republican Convention to be Held at Winfield


Last Saturday evening the Republican primaries were held in the four wards of Arkansas City and Creswell Township. The following are the delegates chosen.

FIRST WARD. The convention was held at G. B. Shaw & Co.=s lumber yard. It was called to order at 7:30 with a good number of mugwumps, Democrats, and one or two Republicans in attendance. F. M. Peak, a life-long Democrat, with the exception of one time that he voted for Blaine and Logan, was made chairman of the meeting. W. D. Kreamer, greenbacker, filled the exalted position of secretary. A motion was made that delegates be elected by acclamation, which, on being carried resulted in the selection of the following mongrel combination of delegates.

Jacob Hight, Republican.

W. D. Kreamer, 1st ward politician and greenbacker.

T. D. Richardson, St. John; and F. M. Peak, Democrat.

The alternates were Jas. Ridenour, A. E. Kirkpatrick, W. D. Johnson, and J. M. Smiley.

The REPUBLICAN suggests that the alternates should be recognized instead of the delegates. We are glad to inform our readers that the Democrats of the First Ward were sailing under a good name for once.

SECOND WARD. In this ward, as in the 3rd and 4th, none but Republicans were chosen delegates. The convention was held at the Star livery stable. I. H. Bonsall was made chairman of the meeting and F. Lockley, Secretary. The delegates chosen were F. J. Hess, Chas. Bryant, Theo. Fairclo, and Ed. Pentecost. The alternates were E. Baldwin, E. G. Gray, David Lewis, and Ira Barnett.

THIRD WARD. The voters assembled at the REPUBLICAN office.

L. E. Woodin was made chairman, E. L. Kingsbury, secretary. L. E. Woodin, T. J. Gilbert, and C. H. Searing were elected delegates while Geo. Cunningham, E. L. Kingsbury, and N. T. Snyder were designated to serve as alternates. The convention also chose N. T. Snyder as a committeeman.

FOURTH WARD. At Blakeney & Upp=s store, the fourth warder=s congregated and chose Capt. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, John Daniels, and

D. D. Bishop as delegates, and J. E. Beck, S. C. Lindsay, Alex Wilson, and Chas. Parker as alternates. S. C. Lindsay was chairman of the meeting and Alex Wilson, Secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

Pursuant to a call duly issued, the Republican voters of Creswell Township met in caucus at the stone house on the Winfield road at 7:30 o=clock p.m., Sept. 11. On motion E. C. Burt was chosen chairman and W. E. Guyer, clerk. On motion the following named gentlemen were chosen as delegates to the county convention: G. Ramage, Jesse Stansberry, E. C. Burt, A. B. Sankey, W. C. Guyer, F. M. Vaughn at large; Alternates: Washington Allen, Frank Houghton, I. L. Wade, A. G. Kells, and J. B. Tucker. R. L. Marshall at large. On motion it was ordered that the delegates should go uninstructed. On motion the following gentlemen were chosen as Township Central Committee: F. M. Vaughn, chairman; I. L. Wade, Clerk; A. B. Sankey. On motion the caucus adjourned.

W. C. GUYER, Clerk, E. C. BURT, Chairman.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.


Arrested for Embezzlement.

About two weeks ago, A. V. Alexander noticed a shortage of $20 in the cash account of the firm. He questioned the bookkeeper, W. R. Smith, in regard to the matter, who said he could not account for it. Mr. Alexander took the cash book and showed Smith where he had subtracted the debits from the credits to suit the cash in the drawer. The correct footing of the book was $25.15, but Smith had changed it to correspond with the cash left in the drawer, $5.15, revealing the fact that $20 was gone. The fact that the cash in hand corresponded with the false footing made by Smith caused Mr. Alexander to think there was a Anigger in the wood-pile.@ When Smith was shown the situation, he did not get embarrassed in the least, but denied strongly of having any knowledge of the missing money. Finally, he made a search through the safe and brought up the missing bill. This capped the climax, and convinced Alexander & Co., that Smith had been embezzling their funds. They began a review of Smith=s bookkeeping and in three days discovered a shortage of $42. The investigation was continued day and night and various sums of money were found to have been appropriated from time to time until Alexander & Co. were about to figure themselves out of pocket to the tune of $800. At this moment Smith, who had been kept at the office by his employers, stepped up and showed his expertness as a bookkeeper by pointing out errors to the amount of about $300, in a very few moments. The firm saw by this that he was perfectly cognizant of how the books stood. Mr. Alexander requested him to make a clean breast of the matter, telling him it would be much better for his welfare. His employers thought then that this was his first offense and they were inclined to show leniency. He made a confession to the effect that he had appropriated $146.70 and said that the books when balanced would show this to be the shortage. Mr. Alexander was not inclined to believe this and has continued the investigation until today. The books are almost in a condition to strike a balance and they show a shortage of about $500. Thursday evening Mr. Baldwin had a warrant made out for Smith=s arrest. He was taken before Judge Kreamer, who remanded him to custody, where he is now held to await the further developments.

Smith came here last spring from Washington, D. C., and took a position as bookkeeper in the real estate agency of Frank J. Hess. He remained there until about four months ago, when Mr. Hess dispensed with his services on the charge of incompetency. This set of books was left in a bad condition, and Mr. Hess= new bookkeeper has not yet got them straightened out. Whether Smith stole a very large sum from Mr. Hess we can=t say as his books are not yet in a shape to tell, but we are told that several hundred dollars are missing.

Since Smith=s arrest various rumors concerning his dishonesty have become afloat. Whether there are any truths in them we cannot say. The REPUBLICAN is in receipt of a letter from A. J. Beer, a groceryman at Washington, D. C., who said Smith beat him out of six months= provisions and numerous others with whom he had dealings at Washington. From all reports, some of which we know are true, Smith has been a deadbeat for years and now by his own confession he is a thief.

Smith is a married man and is the father of three children. His wife takes the matter very hard, but he himself takes it very cooly. As soon as the books are balanced for Alexander & Co., Smith will be prosecuted for embezzlement. He will remain in custody until the matter is settled.

All appearances against Smith would tend to make one think that he is a professional thief and has had considerable experience.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

Chancey, Searcy, and Bush.

Some time ago the REPUBLICAN gave an account of a trouble over a wagon between Chancey, Searcy, and Bush. Searcy says we did him an injustice. He claims he did not know there was a mortgage on the wagon; that it was a new wagon; that he did not try to beat anyone but that he himself was beaten out of $17.50 in the transaction and the wagon. The REPUBLICAN got its information from the justice before whom the case was tried and we supposed it to be correct.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

The Skating Rink.

The Traveler is in error when it states that Rev. Buckner is showing Amore zeal than discretion@ in his crusade against the skating rink. The skating rink is being condemned by respectable people the world over, and is recognized in general as ASheol on wheels.@ Many a healthy and bright young girl can credit the disease she contracted to roller skating. In glancing over our exchanges we frequently see accounts of young girls being disgraced, all brought about by too much attendance at the skating rink. Even in our own town at the present time there is a young girl who has ruined her future. Her downfall is traced to the too frequent use of the roller skate.

As the roller skating rink is a public place of amusement, anyone can attend as long as he conducts himself in accordance with the posted rules. Thus the degraded and effeminate are thrown together. By thus being brought in daily contact with each other, the young lady who has just begun her career of going to ASheol on wheels,@ accepts assistance from corrupt individuals, whom she would not think of speaking to on the streets. The girl naturally throws away the reserve she bore towards these rough persons by the courtesies extended to her by them and allows certain familiarities. Thus the girl keeps on satisfying her craze for roller skating until it is not an uncommon sight to see her gliding around the rink floor with her hands clasped firmly in those of some contemptible wretch who is so degraded that his very touch is contaminating to the beautiful virgin he is with. The editor of the REPUBLICAN has seen instances of this kind developed right here in our midst.

Besides the above argument against the skating rink, we say the exercise is too violent for ladies. The knocks and bruises which they cannot help but receive are liable to make invalids of them for life. Then again in the falls which they are sure to sustain, their clothing becomes disarranged, and that which is not intended for the gaze of the public is displayed. With an assumed brassiness the maiden arises from her unenviable position and braves her mishap out amid the applause of the scoffers. The average Kansas girl does not need a place of exercise, although she appreciates a place of amusement. Her mother can give her plenty of exercise at home, and her beaux can take her to the theatre, church, social gatherings, croquet parties, etc.

The REPUBLICAN makes the assertion that not two of the young ladies who attended the skating rink at its advent here ever frequent that place of amusement now. In our article we have said naught against the gentlemen who have just opened the rink and are asking for a license from the city council nor do we intend to. We know nothing against them, in fact we are not acquainted with them. Our article is directed at the evils which arise from a skating rink. We commend Rev. Buckner in his efforts to keep this evil from our society. The city council cannot, dare not, increase the revenue of our city at the expense of the virtue of the daughters in Arkansas City. There are plenty of other avocations in which a man can engage besides sending girls to Asheol on wheels,@ and the REPUBLICAN enters its protest against the harboring of such an institution in our midst.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

A Sad Sight.

Tuesday evening about dusk as a representative of the REPUBLICAN was wending his way homeward, he witnessed a sight that was heart-rending. T=was an aged mother following her intoxicated son along the street as night watchman Johnson escorted him home. He was a beardless boy, and from the wailings of the aged mother we judged that it was his first drunk. She moaned, AOh, my boy, I would sooner have followed your remains to the grave than have you brought home in this condition.@ Until the trio passed out of sight, the cursing of the being who gave him life grated harshly on our ears, arousing our honest indignation, while the pitiful wails of the poor woman touched every sympathetic chord of our nature. The picture to be fully realized has to be seen. The porgrasper of a faber cannot paint it life like. We can only draw a brief outline.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

The Chanute Case.

The new trial granted by Judge Stillman to Mrs. Frankie Morris, was no doubt secured by the Chicago analysis to the effect that Mrs. Poinsett=s remains do not show arsenical poisoning. It is also said that the court gave as one reason for a new trial that the prosecuting attorneys used abusive language in regard to the defendant. The inference is that a defendant in a criminal case is entitled to courteous treatment at the hands of the attorneys. But it is the conflict of expert testimony which makes the Morris-Poinsett case of special public interest. It is stated that the portion of remains sent to Prof. Bailey at Lawrence were entrusted to the agents for the insurance company at whose instigation Mrs. Morris was prosecuted for the alleged poisoning of her mother. Then the attorneys for the defense took charge of that portion sent to Prof. Harrison of Chicago for analysis, and one expert finds 3-1/2 grains of arsenic in the portion of the stomach he analyzed, and the other expert finds none in the portion submitted to him. It is easier to Asalt@ remains than to unsalt them, of course, but who is to show beyond question that the two experts analyzed the same remains. The result of the conflict of expert testimony now secured will probably be a failure to convict the defendant on her second trial, and she will go free. The case shows that postmortem examinations and analyses should be conducted in cases of suspected poisoning in accordance with specific legal methods, so that conflict of expert testimony can probably at least be avoided, and a jury will know what to depend upon so far as this part of evidence is concerned. If in the Frankie Morris case, an innocent woman has been accused and convicted of murdering her own mother, and insurance company agents are responsible for such an injustice, there should be law enough to consign them to the penitentiary. If the murder was committed, it is a pity that county authorities did not have the postmortem examination and analysis of the remains conducted in such a manner as to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that no fraud was perpetrated upon the accused. The fact that the jury verdict of guilty has been set aside and a new trial granted is prima facie evidence that the first trial was in the opinion of the court unfairly conducted. Emporia Republican.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

A Narrow Escape.

An accident occurred on Monday at the abutments of the new

K. C. & S. W. Railroad bridge across Timber Creek, just north of town. Charley Schmidt is constructing these abutments with a big force of hands. The excavation for the west abutment is right in the bank, making a wall on one side eighteen feet perpendicularly. At the top, within three or four feet of the edge, is the large derrick. The tramp of the men on the damp ground was too much for it, and a dozen or two loads of dirt went down with a terrible thud, covering the abutment where eight or ten men were working. That no one was killed is a mystery. Charley Kelley made a spring for life, but was caught on the back and left foot, spraining them badly. Dan Berigan got his body from under, but his left leg got an awful jolt, a bad fracture. John Iry=s escape was the most marvelous. He was right in the middle of the pier, but happened to look up just as the bank began to give. With a yell, he sprang, escaping. Just at the moment, Dr. Emerson has Kelley and Berigan in hand. It will be several days before they can again handle themselves as of yore.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

The Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas Railroad Company.

The proposed route of this road is from Ft. Scott, Kansas, southwest through the counties of Bourbon, Allen, Neosho, Wilson, Elk, Chautauqua, and Cowley, thence through the Indian Territory to the state of Texas, terminating at or near Wichita Falls, an estimated distance of 850 miles. The capital stock is fixed at $2,000,000. The following are the incorporators: Z. S. Hudson, O. V. Small, R. N. Allen, S. W. Fostor, and S. A. Wicksom. The office of the company is to be at Chanute.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

New Railroads in Kansas.

W. B. Strong, president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway company, has been in Topeka since Tuesday, on business that means much for Kansas. His stay among us has been quiet, but few outside the higher railroad circles knowing he was here. There have been important conferences and enough has come to light to indicate an era of railroad building that has not been witnessed for years. It is known that the Gould system has been making overtures to the people of several counties in what is known as the Santa Fe territory. The present movements are aimed to protect this country, and to do so there will be a laying of steel rails, with or without bonds being sold, that will add many hundred miles to the system. Among the roads contemplated is the branch running from Independence southwest, passing through Montgomery into Chautauqua, and thence west along the south tier. There will also be a cut-off from the Southern Kansas, to intercept the Missouri Pacific from Luray. This road will most likely be a continuation of the Burlington branch passing through Yates Center and Fredonia to Independence, thus making a direct river connection. Another line has been definitely determined, the extension of the Kingman branch through Pratt and Edwards on this projected line. The engineers will begin work in less than ten days. Also west from Kiowa along the southern border, which last line will ultimately reach Trinidad, but will at present go only to the west line of the state.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

Trail City is the name of a new town on the Colorado border, 165 feet from the Kansas line, which is flying high just now. It is called the cowboy=s paradise; has one hundred saloons and Lord knows how many gambling joints. It is on the Texas trail and the Santa Fe is going to build big stockyards there. It is just clear of prohibition limits and everything goes.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

In Kansas there are eighty-seven presidential post offices. In this class there have been twenty-nine changes made in postmasters since the new administration. About one hundred and fifty changes have been made in post offices of the fourth class in the state.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

All cases of contagious diseases and all death from any cause must be reported to the health officer in each county. A failure on the part of a physician to make such report subjects him to a fine. Dr. Emerson, at Winfield, is the health officer in this county.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

The returns of the county superintendents of Kansas show that there are 411,000 school children in the state, an increase of 28,931 over last year. The school fund arising from the sale of school lands, invested in school district bonds, yielded an income agregating $850,040.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

The post office department has adopted a new design for postal cards. The stamp of the present card is square; the design of a female head, which will be replaced by the head of Jefferson with a symbolic wreath, with a hand [?] upon which appears the words, AOne cent.@



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

Quite Likely (?).

The Traveler tries to score a point against Councilman Prescott in its last issue. He says that Mr. Prescott showed some nervous apprehension at the citizens= meeting last week in regard to Mr. Quigley=s gas proposition. Bro. Lockley shows he is very indignant because Mr. Prescott dared to ask the question why Quigley wanted the gas franchise without remuneration when the city was not ready and willing to take street lamps. The question was asking for information and here is why Quigley wanted the gas franchise, according to the Traveler: AMr. Quigley tells privately that his partner, Mr. Platter, was quite forcibly impressed with this city, when he visited it this summer, and expressed his intention of building a $25,000 hotel here if a water works franchise was awarded his firm. One of Mr. Quigley=s objects in insisting upon the right to build gas works was that he might illuminate his partner=s proposed hotel with gas.@ This is a very likely (?) Story. We always thought Mr. Quigley was a very considerate man. In fact, so considerate that he would be willing to put in gas works for the benefit of his partner, and to sacrifice his own pocketbook. The motive advanced by the Quigley outfit to obtain the gas franchise did not seem a plausible one to Mr. Prescott, and he dared to question it, which he had a right to do. That Acock-and-bull-story@ about Platter building a $25,000 hotel was only invented to make certain parties feel bad. But the fabric is too thin; we can see through it. Mr. Prescott is quite largely interested in real estate in this city and he desires to see his home benefitted to as great a degree as possible. That is why he dared to question whether it is best to hamper the city with a gas franchise. The animus prompting the remarks of the Traveler is perfectly apparent to the editor of the REPUBLICAN while it may not be to the outside world.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

Last Friday morning, O. R. Louks was riding on a sulky plow. He struck the mare in front of him with the whip and she resented the blow by kicking him in the mouth, knocking out three solid teeth from the upper jaw, on the right side, carrying away a large piece of the jawbone, in which the teeth were firmly imbedded. The teeth and bone remained hanging by the gums and flesh. He came to town and applied to Dr. McClung for surgical assistance. The teeth and piece of bone were removed and the wound repaired as well as its nature would permit. Mr. Louks must have had his mouth open as his lips were not cut or bruised, and he was just far enough away to receive but a small part of the force of the kick. An inch or two nearer would probably have resulted in a serious if not a fatal injury. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

Hackney Harpings.

Malarial fever has a victim in Mr. Livergood.

Mrs. A. C. Holland, from Grouse Valley, is stopping at West Holland=s for a few days, while under medical treatment of Dr. A. W. Holland.

Mr. Breedin, of Kentucky, who has been running a threshing machine in this section for several weeks, rented A. C. Cronk=s farm last week. Mr. Breedin has already returned to Kentucky for his family.

A. C. Cronk doubtless thinks that there is more enjoyment as well as remuneration in carpentering than farming; hence he will devote his energies to this vocation for the future in Winfield.

Rev. P. B. Lee preached another of his very interesting discourses last Sabbath at Irwin Chapel. The text was taken from Mathew, 5:16.

Charley Midkiff has rented the Will Teeter farm in Bolton Township. Charley=s actions are rather suspicious of late, and indicate that he intends securing a bed-warmer ere the approach of cold weather. An older brother of Charley=s is out from Illinois visiting his parents, of this neighborhood.

Mrs. Ribble, mother of Mrs. J. C. Snyder, is daily expected to arrive from Nebraska, whither she went last spring to visit a daughter.

Miss Laura Snyder, daughter of Rev. J. H. Snyder, of Winfield, while enjoying the exhilirating exercise of equestrianism in company with two other young ladies last evening (Thursday) had the misfortune of being thrown violently to the ground because of the bursting of the saddle girth. The young ladies were visiting at the home of Mrs. Lewis Brown and the accident occurred when they had nicely started on their return home. No serious injury was sustained, only a little fright and embarrassment.

W. H. Snyder and wife, of Arkansas City, were visiting his brother, Cal., of this vicinity last Sunday.

The K. C. & S. W., enroute for Arkansas City, will probably form a junction on Moses Teter=s farm, running their main line to Geuda Springs and Caldwell. Then will the city have another metropolis to contend with for supremacy.

Say, ALapsus Linguae,@ draw your comparisons more mildly. It shocks AGraphite=s@ delicate modesty too much to be compared with one of the nation=s most illustrious characters. However, G. cannot but appreciate the compliment, coming as it does from such an intelligent source.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

A cattle train on the Southern Kansas ran off the track at Torrance last Saturday night as it was going east at a good rate of speed. The cars were thrown from the track, one of them almost against the depot. Nine Texas steers were beefed on the spot, and several others were wounded. A number got out of the car and distributed themselves about over the country, and will probably distribute the Texas fever in that locality if they come in contact with Kansas cattle. When the train was put on and the track repaired, it was found that a washout further east would prevent the train from going to Kansas City until the next day, and it was ordered back to Winfield, and from there to go by the way of the Santa Fe route. Two other trains got as far east as Burden, and were also ordered to take the Santa Fe road for Kansas City. The breaks were repaired and trains running by noon Monday. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.


Let our citizens organize a Board of Trade.

Peter Pearson has just received two car-loads of furniture.

Don=t buy a wagon until you see a Peter Schuttler at D. L. Means.

FOR SALE. Mocking birds, singers by Mrs. J. Q. Ashton. Call at residence near stone school building.

Neff & Henderson have rented the business room, now occupied by S. F. Steinberger, and will Oct. 1 open up a feed store.

G. B. Shaw & Co., have on hand a large stock of Canon City, Petersburg, Weir City, Pittsburg, and Anthracite Coal. Leave orders with Ed. Grady or at their office, 700 North Summit St.

Change of Railroad Time. Mail train arrives at 12:45 p.m. instead of 12:10, on and after today. Mails arrive at office at 12:50; close at 2:15.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.


Notice Catholics.

All Catholics are requested to meet on next Sunday over Herman Godehard=s store 2 o=clock p.m., to take into consideration the erection of a church and other matters. By order of COMMITTEE.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.


Don=t buy any Buck Gloves until you have seen our immense line. Newman & Co.

Bob Grubbs is getting Miller & Co.=s former stand ready to move in. Bob believes in branching out.

Fitch & Barron have dissolved partnership. Mr. Barron retires and Mr. Fitch will continue the business.

At the Presbyterian Church tomorrow morning at the opening of services will occur the baptism of children.

The fare to Winfield to attend the fair on Thursday--Arkansas City and Winfield--will be only 51 cents.

Geo. Ford is building a substantial addition of two rooms to the home of Mrs. Julia A. Howard in the second ward.

Today is the Republican County Convention and ere the sun sets in the west the Republican voters will know whether they will have to Smock, or Hunt.

STRAYED. A sow pig, some four weeks ago, weighs from 100 to 150 pounds, small ring in nose. Any person taking up same will be rewarded on returning it to R. E. Hutchison.

Hugh Ford is building a residence in the second ward. Mr. Ford has built quite a number of houses in Arkansas City and as soon as he gets one completed, he sells it. He is an inveterate trader.

Within one month the REPUBLICAN predicts that Arkansas City will have a Democratic postmaster. We gain our information from a federal officer, who is in a position to know. Say your prayers, ATop.@

C. W. Ransom has opened a Fancy Goods and Variety Store in the Chapel Building. Ladies wishing material for Kensington [?], Arasene [?], Chenille, or Crewel Work, will find a full line; also all kinds of Zephyrs, Wools, etc. [NOT SURE OF TWO WORDS...TERRIBLY OBSCURED.]

J. L. Howard sent 26 excursionists away Tuesday. He did not accompany them this trip on account of the railroad companies requesting him to get up another excursion to leave Arkansas City Sept. 30. This time it will be run to Richmond, Indiana.

At the meeting of the Republican voters of Bolton Township Wednesday evening the following delegates were chosen to attend the convention today: Wm. Trimble, A. J. Kimmel, P. A. Lorry, John Linton, Al. Mowry, N. Banks, and Benj. Wing. They are all for Smock.

Kroenert & Austin have a curiosity worth seeing. It consists of a fancy earthernware jar, four feet high, six inches across the bottom, and two feet across the center. The top is embellished with antique Japanese figures. It contained tea packed in Japan, and was brought directly from S. P. Moore & Son, importers in San Francisco. Verily they are a live firm.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.


The Courier says about half of the businessmen were in favor of accepting Quigley=s proposition to put in water works. The REPUBLICAN would like to correct our co-temporary. The meeting which the Courier=s fat man attended was evenly divided upon the subject, but the businessmen were opposed to Mr. Quigley=s proposition and those not engaged in any business were in favor of it. Do you see?


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

The Kansas Millers returned from her trip down the Arkansas last Friday. She only got as far as Ponca Agency shen she struck a sand bar. Before she was gotten off, Fred. Barrett, the pilot, was taken sick and he came back to Arkansas City overland. The captain did not know hardly what to do, under the circumstances. Without a pilot he did not like to venture down the river, but when he did get a start down again, the engineer was taken sick with an attack of malaria. There was nothing to do but for the Kansas Millers to once more return to her home port.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.


Ollie Soule Shoots Geo. W. Handy Dead at the Latter=s Cattle Ranch

Last Thursday Evening.

The Crime Committed in Self-Defense--Soule Gives Himself into Custody.

Yesterday about noon Ollie Soule came in from the territory and placed himself into the custody of Capt. O. S. Rarick, telling him that he had murdered G. W. Handy, the man for whom he had been working. But a short time had expired until the dead body, with Mrs. Handy and daughter and the teamster, arrived. The following is the cause as near as we were able to ascertain up to the time of going to press.

Soule is a youth about 20 years of age. Since the first of July, he has been employed by Handy as a herder on his ranch on the Chilocco, near the mouth of Duck Creek. Thursday evening at about 8 o=clock, just as Soule had finished eating his supper, Handy came to the door of the tent and called him out, telling him he wanted to talk with him. The couple walked a short distance from the tent, when Soule remarked that he guessed that they had gone far enough. Handy persisted that he go out further on the prairie, which Soule refused to do, and demanded to know what was wanted of him. Handy replied that he wanted him to leave the country, for good, which Soule refused to do. In the quarrel which followed, Handy became extremely angry, and made at Soule with his open pocket knife; Soule began walking backward and warned his adversary to leave him alone. Handy kept following him until he got close enough to strike at him; and then stabbed at him. Soule dodged, pulled his revolver, and shot, the ball taking effect in the bowels. This did not stop Handy; he made another stab at Soule; this time the knife was stuck through the boy=s pistol scabbard, but not cutting the flesh. Soule fired again, and this time Handy fell dead. Soule did not attempt to get away, but came in and gave himself up. The reason that Handy wanted Soule to leave the country was because he was a witness against him for the theft of a saddle. Some time ago Handy was arrested for stealing a saddle. His trial was to have come off September 29, and he did not want Soule to appear against him. No inquest was held as the county attorney announced it was unnecessary. The prisoner was taken to Winfield to jail. His preliminary examination will be had on the 29th, before U. S. Commissioner Bonsall. The U. S. District Attorney will be here then, as he was to have been to prosecute Handy. Mrs. Handy and daughter witnessed the killing and heard nearly all of the quarrel and their statement corroborates the above, we are informed.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Quite a Tumble.

Wednesday evening at 10:30 o=clock, the stone pillars in the front of the business rooms which T. H. McLaughlin is erecting on North Summit street gave away. The masonry work of the front and about ten feet of the side walls were precipitated to the ground. The crash was heard by our citizens in different parts of the city and many thought it was a train of cars which had been run together forcibly, as the sound was very similar. Fortunately, no one was injured; but it is a wonder that the house in which Nightwatchman Johnson and family reside was not crushed and the different members killed outright. The house in which Mr. Johnson lives is only one story, but is a house that was known in the earlier history of Arkansas City, and consequently is built of logs. It is located on the south side of the building and right up against the front end of the side wall; therefore, the roof caught the full force of the masonry work as it came down, but strange to say, no damage scarcely at all was done. The frame building on the north belonging to the

I. O. O. F. Lodge was not so fortunate. The side of it was smashed in. It is estimated that the damage done to all buildings will be about $600.

The cause of the disaster was not due to any flaw in the mechanical work, but was the fault of the poor stone. We are told by one of the contractors that the stone used in the building of the pillars was very soft, and would crumble very badly. About four days ago a cracking in two of the pillars was noticeable, but no additional support was put under. The whole trouble lies in the use of the poor stone, and will undoubtedly teach parties who build hereafter to use nothing but the best of stone, even if it does come higher. It is wrong to use such a poor quality of stone in building, especially for pillars. If the fall had occurred during the daytime, loss of the lives of several of our citizens would have been inevitable. During the day Miller & Co.=s tinners had been busy on top of the building putting on the galvanized iron cornice. There is hardly a moment that there are not pedestrians passing along in front of the building and we shudder to think what the casualty might have been. The damaged front is being rebuilt, this time substantially.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

A Card.

To our disappointed patrons, we wish to state that they can depend upon getting our own Roasted Coffee in the future. Owing to the unexpected heavy demand, we could not keep up a supply until now with increased facilities. KROENERT & AUSTIN.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.


O. P. Houghton is afflicted with rheumatism.

Geo. E. Hasie returned home from Texas Tuesday.

Miss Lillian Hess returned to her eastern home Saturday inst.

Geo. Cunningham has been in Kansas several dsys this week.

Mrs. Spence Miner was in the city visiting friends, Wednesday, from Ashland.

C. S. Weatherholt, of Bolton, is just finishing a commodious residence on his farm.

Mrs. D. W. Stevens and children left for Bloomington, Illinois, Thursday, on a visit to relatives.

O. S. [NOT SURE OF FIRST TWO INITIALS], son of A. C. Gould, arrived in the city Tuesday night on a visit to his parents.

J. M. Ware travels now with the aid of a cane. Cause: Inflammatory rheumatism in the knee.

J. W. Scott, father of C. M. Scott, of Cadiz, Ohio, arrived in the city Thursday on a short visit.

Geo. Spruill went to Illinois Tuesday to attend to some business affairs. He went on the excursion.

Mrs. A. R. Windsor, mother of Mrs. T. D. Richardson, came home with the latter Monday, on a visit.

Mrs. R. H. Doolittle, of Lawrence, Kansas, is visiting at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Benedict.

We understand that Ed. Gage wants to run for Register of Deeds on the Democratic ticket. The REPUBLICAN says let him run.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wright left for Kansas City Tuesday. The REPUBLICAN will keep them company while away from Arkansas City.

DIED. S. W. Arnett, of Bolton Township, died Sunday evening, of typho-malaria and hemorrhage of the bowels. His remains were interred Tuesday.

Mrs. T. D. Richardson and little daughter, Pearl, came home Monday from their Nebraska visit, consequently T. D. Has not been seen on the street this week.

Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Brown, parents of Dr. C. D. Brown, of Cadiz, Ohio, are visiting in the city. Mr. Brown is the president of the Farmers= National Bank of Cadiz.

Geo. W. Herbert left Tuesday morning for Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines is the old home of Mr. Herbert. He took a car-load of hogs as far as Kansas City with him.

Mrs. W. H. Henderson took advantage of the excursion rates to go east Tuesday. While away Mrs. Henderson will purchase a very large stock of millinery for her fall trade.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.


Grand Master Workman G. W. Reed, of Topeka, was here last evening and presided at the lodge of the A. O. U. W. of Arkansas City, and also the select knights of said order.

Mrs. Jas. P. Smith, wife of the man who was murdered here a few weeks since, arrived in the city yesterday from Kansas City. Mrs. Smith came at the request of her attorneys.

Geo. Schmidt, who formerly held forth at A. V. Alexander & Co.=s lumber yard, but now stationed at Larned, was in the city over Sunday visiting friends. He was on his way to Kentucky.

For several weeks past Mrs. C. W. Ransom has been east making the necessary purchases that she might open her notion establishment in the Chapel room. Wednesday the store was opened.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Green, relatives of Mrs. Wm. Benedict, arrived in the city Wednesday. They are from Burlington, Kansas. Mr. Green thinks of buying or renting a farm near Arkansas City and locate here.

MARRIED. The many friends of Miss Nellie Nash will no doubt be surprised to learn that she has been married since going east on her visit. The affair took place last week and was unexpected by her folks here.

Maj. L. J. Miles has moved his family here from Osage Agency, and gone to housekeeping in the James Nash property in the first ward. We are informed that Mr. Nash and family intend doing to Massachusetts shortly. Maj. Miles has been busy this week attending to the freight for Osage Agency.

Cyrus Wilson was in town Thursday. For the last six weeks, Mr. Wilson has been in Bolton Township building a residence for J. A. Ireton and has just completed his contract. Mr. Wilson left here for Maple City for a few days visit.

J. W. French came up from Ponca Agency Tuesday. He is having a five room cottage constructed in the second ward for his son, Irvin French. As soon as the house is completed, J. W. will move here with his family and occupy it.

Little Miss Mattie Harper, daughter of Joseph Harper, while playing on a shed last Friday, fell off and broke the bone in her left arm, just above the wrist. This is the second time this little girl has broken her arm in the last few months.

Mrs. F. A. Miller, and daughter, Miss Jessie, the former the mother of Mrs. F. D. Austin, the latter a graduate of the conservatory of music, Boston, are in the city visiting at the residence of Frank D. Austin. They will remain here several weeks.

Campbell Duncan, one of the typos on the REPUBLICAN, left for a two weeks visit at his hold home in Illinois Tuesday. He went on Howard=s excursion. Campbell has been in the employ of the REPUBLICAN almost one year and a half and during that period has taken no lay-off. He is an industrious youth and deserves the vacation he has taken.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

C. M. Leavitt, avoirdupois solicitor of the Daily Courier, otherwise known as the fat man, was in our city last week hunting up new subscribers. He called on the REPUBLICAN and informed us that he had made arrangements for his sparkling paper to appear here early the next morning after it is printed instead of in the afternoon. This enterprise will be fully appreciated by the Courier=s subscribers.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hilliard were surprised by a very pleasant party last evening. They were spending the evening very pleasantly with Mr. and Mrs. Powell and Miss Laura King, relations of Mrs. Hilliard, from Chicago, when the party took them by storm. Those invited were Messrs. Philip Snyder, Will Daniels, Chas. Mead, Herman Wycoff, Charlie Chappel; Misses Mollie and Linda Christian, Clark and Cora Thompson, Jessie Miller, Lucy Walton, Fannie Cunnigham, Minnie Stewart; Mrs. Fred Miller, Mrs. Gooch; Mr. and Mrs. Capt. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Topliff, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Worthley, Mr. and Mrs. Ayers, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Grubs [? Grubbs ?], Mr. and Mrs. Landes, Mr. and Mrs.

N. T. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Matlack, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Searing, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cunningham, and Mr. and Mrs. Wyckoff.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Judge Pyburn was up from Arkansas City Monday afternoon, and it is currently reported that he got a wedding document from the Probate Judge. Judge Gans has been numerously besieged regarding this matter, but we won=t give it away. We know but can=t tell. Just wait!

Winfield Courier.

A representative of the REPUBLICAN chased Judge Pyburn all over the city and after rounding him up, he claimed there was nothing in it. Judge tells us it was only a delusion of the Courier reporter.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Dr. J. T. Sheppard has commenced the work on his cellar for his new storeroom which is to go up in the burnt district.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

A Bad Day.

Some time ago Geo. Durr was arrested by Capt. Rarick on the charge of horse stealing committed down in the territory. He was taken before U. S. Commissioner Bonsall, who bound him over to the U. S. Court for trial. The father of the boy went his bail, took his wayward son home, and tried to reform him by getting him to remain there and assist in the labor on his farm. For some time past the boy has been discontented, and last Monday it became so apparent and obnoxious that it culminated in a quarrel. The boy told his father he was going to leave and let him pay the bond he had given, and skipped. He came to Arkansas City, followed by his father. The old gentlemen withdrew his name from the bond and the officers went to arrest the boy, who, in the meantime, had left the city on foot, going west. On arriving at the slaughter house near the west bridge, the fugitive saw a horse hitched, which he mounted and rode over in the neighborhood of his home. He stayed in that vicinity until about 11 o=clock when he took Henry Nichols= pony and left, going north. He left a note behind telling Nichols that he only wanted to borrow his pony and would return it in a few days. From this it is supposed that he turned Bassett=s horse loose although it has not been discovered yet. As soon as the officers had learned that Durr had taken Bassett=s horse, they left in pursuit of him, and scoured the country south thoroughly, but returned home Wednesday without having captured their victim. By the fugitive going north, he fooled the officers, as they supposed he would make tracks for the territory.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

A Washington dispatch notes the fact the stables of the interior department are again filling up with carriages and horses for the free use of officials at government expense. When the new administration came into power, a great ado was made over the fact that all the horses and carriages that had been kept in the government stables for the use of officials had been sold off, as a measure of Aeconomy and reform,@ and that the new officials were too democratic to indulge in such luxuries at the public expense. They have got over their spasm of economy this soon. AA new broom sweeps clean,@ but the clean doesn=t last.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Train men on the Santa Fe road are to be regularly uniformed on November 1st, says the Santa Fe New Mexican. The suits will be of navy blue, brass buttons, and regulation cut. A tailoring establishment in the east will get the job on contract for making the suits, and a bulletin will be issued in a few days informing train men of the forthcoming order so that they will not buy beforehand any unnecessary clothing for the winter.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

F. E. Balyeat & Co., have opened their new drug store. It has been elegantly fitted up. The prescription clerk is Charles Wells, licentiate of the Ohio State Pharmaceutical College. Dr. Fowler, who has some interest in the enterprise, will probably act as medical adviser. Frank is at the head of the establishment. The fact that these men have their institution in tow only insures its success.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Thursday evening the house in which Mrs. A. L. Edwards resides caught fire from the gasoline stove, but was put out before very much damage was done. The stove was setting against the wall, and it is supposed that the blaze was blown against the paper, which ignited, conveying the blaze to the upper portions of the house.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

The job department of the REPUBLICAN turned out a neat pamphlet of 24 pages for the Johnson Loan and Trust Company this week.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

There are 933 pieces of property in Cowley County on which the taxes were unpaid this year.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

The Democrat will remove its sanctum to the room over Miller & Co.=s hardware store.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Indian Land Commission.

A commission consisting of Capt. James Kincannon, of Mississippi, and Mr. Wood, of Tennessee, has been appointed by the secretary of the interior to go out to the Indian Territory and open up negotiations with the Choctaws, Creeks, Cherokees, and Seminole Indians for the purpose of having their undivided lands thrown open for settlement.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

New Railroads in Kansas.

The Kansas City Journal=s Topeka correspondent day before yesterday writes: AW. B. Strong, president of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway company, has been in this city since Tuesday on business that means much for Kansas. His stay amongst us has been quiet, but few outside the higher railroad circles knowing he was here. There have been important conferences, and enough has come to light to indicate an era of railroad building that has not been witnessed for years. It is known that the Gould system has been making overtures to the people of several counties in what is known as the Santa Fe territory. The present movements are aimed to protect this country, and to do so there will be a laying of steel rails, with or without bonds being sold, that will add many hundred miles to the system. Among the roads contemplated is the branch running from Independence southwest, passing through Montgomery to Chautauqua and thence west, along the south tier. There will also be a cut-off from the Southern Kansas, to intercept the Missouri Pacific with Leroy. This road will most likely be a continuation of the Burlington branch, passing through Yates Center and Fredonia to Independence, thus making a direct connection. Another line has been definitely determined, the extension of the Kingman branch through Pratt and Edwards on this projected line. The engineers will begin work in less than ten days. Also west from Kiowa along the southern border, which last line will ultimately reach Trinidad, but a present will go only to the west line of the state.

The Santa Fe has obtained control of the Topeka, Salina and Western, which has been hanging fire so long under Patterson=s control, with only seventeen miles built. That gentleman has sold out all his interest and the Santa Fe being the hitherto unknown purchasers, will push it forward to completion, connecting Council Grove with Topeka and extending on from the present end to Salina and possibly further. This is considered an important line. By far the most important road contemplated and which will be productive of the greatest results, is the line decided upon, starting at or near Garden City, and going in a straight line to Denver. A glance at the map will show how this road will revolutionize Colorado business and thus give the Santa Fe almost dictatorial powers. A branch is contemplated from this new line to Colorado Springs. These lines, extensions, and cut-offs have been under discussion since Tuesday, and Mr. Strong coming here with the determination to build and occupy the territory mentioned, indicates that the agreement not to invade other territory is off.

Backed by the Santa Fe power, and under the active management of Mr. Strong, this new departure, caused by the neglect or loss of territory a year ago, shows the coming struggle. All the lines alluded to have been practically determined upon so near as can be ascertained, and engineers will at once be placed in the field.



Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Horse thieves are hard to capture in Kansas: They get into cornfields, and in order to cover up their tracks, climb corn stalks and jump from limb to limb (blade to blade, as they would say in the East) until they have covered a hundred feet or more, when they jump to the ground and run. Of course, the dogs cannot track them when resorting to such tricks, and there is, accordingly, a move on foot among the farmers to introduce a scrub species of corn and propagate it until the horse thieves are run out of the country.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.


BAER & ENDICOTT, Proprietors.

Have now on hand 200,000 first class brick at their yard


See their sign at the Gate on the road leading to the South Bridge.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.


Office first floor, 2 doors north of corner of 4th Avenue and South Summit Street. Next door to Hamilton & Pentecost. Residence, 2 doors south of corner of 3rd Avenue and 5th Street.

Night and day calls will receive prompt attention.

Orders left at Office or Balyeat=s drug store.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Pittsburg Dispatch: Some Kansas ranchmen are going into the business of raising buffaloes. Buffalo robes are worth from $12 to $20 apiece, and buffalo steak is 15 cents a pound in Dodge City, and three times as much in the East. There is a herd of 4,000 buffaloes in the western portion of the neutral strip.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

Mission Sunday School.

ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS, Sept. 17, 1885.

For the last two weeks the Misses Wilson, Duncan, and Pickering, realizing the wants of quite a large number of families in our town, and that neither they nor their children attended either church or Sabbath school, with praiseworthy zeal began visiting these families and obtained a promise from them that they would come to a mission school if such was opened in one of our school buildings. Permission was obtained from the school board for the use of the stone school building. On last Sabbath at 3:30 p.m., the first meeting was held and there were over 70 persons present--parents and children. A few remarks were made by Dr. Reed, who explained the object of the school; that it was for the especial benefit of the poor, or those who did not feel like going to the Sabbath schools connected with the different churches, because they thought their clothes were not good enough.

J. C. Armstrong was elected superintendent and Amos Spray assistant; Miss Duncan, secretary, Miss Wilson, treasurer. Superintendent then called for volunteer teachers. There was no lack of teachers. The school was divided into classes and teachers assigned and work was commenced at once. At the close of the exercises, a committee of two in each ward was appointed to visit each family to solicit funds and old clothing for the needy, that all might come. We hope each family will feel invited to come; that all will do what they can to make this mission school prove a blessing to the town--especially the poor. This school is wholly undenominational; it is a union mission. We hope the different congregations feel invited to come and work. All will be done that can be done to make it interesting.

J. C. A.


Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

The Red Men.

The Great Council of the U. S. Improved Order of Red Men met at Elmira, New York, on Tuesday; Sept. 8th. Forty-six members were present, representing twenty-one states.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.


We will sell you Suits, Overcoats, Gent=s Furnishing Goods, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps, Etc., Etc., CHEAPER than they have ever been sold before in this state. We mean what we say. Our maxim is quick sales and small profits. We have the goods on hand and are bound to lead and sell them. We are not going to leave but stay here and give our customers bargains.



And you will find us to be the Old Reliable Clothing House of Arkansas City. Thanking our patrons for past favors.

Yours Respectfully,


2 doors south of P. O.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

Republican County Convention.

The convention met at the Opera House in Winfield at 10 o=clock a.m., last Saturday, according to the call, and was called to order by

W. J. Wilson, chairman of the county committee. On motion Hon. T. A. Blanchard was elected chairman; pro tem, E. A. Henthorn, secretary, pro tem. On motion of S. P. Strong, the chair appointed a committee of five on credentials. The committee consisted of S. P. Strong, Ed. Pentecost, G. P. Hacraft [? Haycraft ?], Ed. Nicholson, and W. B. Weimer. On motion the chair appointed a committee of five on permanent organization as follows: Sid Cure, A. H. Jennings, J. S. Rash, John Bargis, and S. C. Pattison. On motion of P. A. Lorry, the chair appointed a committee of five on order of business as follows: P. A. Lorry, Samson Johnson, W. E. Tansey, J. R. Sumpter, and Captain Stuber. On motion of J. C. Long, the chair was instructed to appoint a committee of five on resolutions. The chair appointed John C. Long, E. A. Henthorn, Dr. H. F. Hornady, L. E. Woodin, and J. D. Maurer. The convention then adjourned until 2 o=clock p.m., partaking of a fine dinner at Winfield=s best hotel during the recess.

At 2 o=clock the delegates assembled once more in convention, and the reports of committees were had. The committee on organization that the temporary organization be made permanent. The committee on resolutions then reported the following resolutions.

Resolved, 1st, That we heartily endorse the principles laid down by the last Republican National and State conventions.

2nd. We heartily endorse the administration of his Excellency, Jno. A. Martin, as Governor of Kansas, and hereby express our hearty appreciation of his wisdom, ability, and patriotism.

3rd. We hereby heartily endorse the course of our State Senator, Hon. F. S. Jennings, in the state of Kansas, and of each of our Representatives, the Hon. J. D. Maurer, Hon. Louis P. King, and Hon. Ed. P. Greer, and hereby desire to express our appreciation of their ability, fidelity, and patriotism.

4th. We hereby denounce the Democratic party as an enemy of good government, and a foe to the commercial advancement and prosperity of our common counttry.

5th. We hereby recommend that the office of county auditor be abolished; it being a useless expense upon the several counties of the state, and we request our State Senator and representatives to use their influence in the next session of the legislature toward accomplishing this end.

Respectfully submitted.



H. T. HORNADY, Committee.



The occurring of the nomination for the offices of Sheriff, Treasurer, Register of Deeds, County Clerk, Surveyor, and Coroner, in the order given, succeeded the reports of the committees.

With the exception of the office of coroner, all nominations were made by acclamation. Capt. J. S. Hunt, candidate for clerk, in a manly letter, withdrew his name from before the convention. Mr. Shreves also withdrew his name, leaving the field clear for Smock.

The nominations were as follows.

For Sheriff: Geo. H. McIntire.

For Treasurer: J. B. Nipp.

For Register of Deeds: T. S. Soward.

For County Clerk: J. S. Smock.

For Surveyor: N. A. Haight.

For Coroner: Dr. H. L. Wells.

A vote was taken in the convention for coroner. resulting in 80 being cast for Dr. Wells and 70 for Dr. Marsh, and the former was declared the nominee.

The following were elected members of the County Central Committee for the ensuing year.

Windsor: S. M. Fall.

Walnut: Sid Cure.

Bolton: P. A. Lorry.

Cedar: Alex A. Bruce.

Creswell: F. M. Vaughn.

Dexter: S. H. Wells.

Harvey: J. S. Rash.

Rock: Dr. H. T. Hornady.

Otter: J. Stockdale.

Arkansas City: Theo. Fairclo and L. E. Woodin.

Beaver: J. R. Sumpter.

Tisdale: Hugh McKibben.

Vernon: H. O. Wooley.

Liberty: Justus Fisher.

Richland: L. B. Stone.

Spring Creek: J. S. Gilkey.

Omnia: A. Hattery.

Pleasant Valley: S. S. Linn.

Maple: E. R. Morse.

Sheridan: E. Shriver.

Fairview: J. H. Curfman.

Ninneschah: J. S. Stuard.

Silver Creek: E. A. Henthorn.

Silverdale: L. J. Darnell.

Winffield: C. M. Leavitt and J. C. Long.

After the election of the Central Committee, the convention adjourned, and the delegates from the 2nd district proceeded to nominate a commmissioner. Louis P. King was chosen chairman, and N. T. Snyder, secretary. J. D. Guthrie of Bolton Township and William Sleeth were named for commissioners. A vote being taken resulted 42 for the former and 8 for the latter, and Mr. Guthrie was declared the nominee, which, upon motion, was made unanimous.


The new central committee met at the Courier office and organized by the election of Hon. J. C. Long, chairman; E. A. Henthorn, secretary; and J. R. Sumpter, treasurer. Voted that a committee of two from each commissioner district be constituted an executive committee to be appointed by the chairman. Committee adjourned.

The convention was filled with the best of good humor, and perfect harmony prevailed throughout. Those in attendance declare it the most harmonious convention ever held in Cowley. There was no wrangling. All the delegates appeared to have but one idea--that was to nominate good, honest men--which was done.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

Council Proceedings.

The city council convened in regular session last Monday with the following members present: Mayor Schiffbauer and Councilmen Prescott, Davis, Dean, Thompson, and Hight.

The allowance of bills occupied the attention of the August body first and the following action was taken on those coming up.

J. A. Stafford, special police, $2.00 allowed.

J. H. Hilliard, election judge, $6.50 allowed.

J. E. Parkins, bill for rock put on street, referred to street and alley committee.

Chicago Lumber Co., lumber for canal bridge, $2.83; allowed.

W. J. Gray, borading prisoners, $4; allowed.

J. F. McMullen, legal service, $10; allowed.

County Bill of Chicago Lumber Co., pauper claim; approved.

County bill of W. Cox, pauper claim, $43.50; disapproved.

Conn & McKee, repairs, 80 cents; allowed.

A. E. Kirkpatrick, boarding prisoners, $14.50; allowed.

Thompson & Woodin, livery, $4.50; allowed.

F. Lockley, city printing, $29.55; allowed $23.65.

County bill of F. B. Hutchison, pauper claim, $30.27; approved.

Referred bill of Jas. Moore, work on streets; allowed $23.40.

Referred bill of C. M. Parsons, work on streets; not allowed.

H. O. Meigs asked permission to erect a residence on block 70, which was granted.

Pitts Ellis was granted permission to put in scales in front of the frame building now occupied by Druggist Steinberger.

W. A. Lee asked for permission to erect a wooden building at his implement yard, but was referred because it was in the fire limits.

The request of A. A. Newman and others to annex a certain portion of land belonging to the water power company to the city in order that the west Arkansas River Bridge might be in the city limits, was by motion referred to the street and alley committee.

On motion, Jim Moore, the street commissioner, was fired.

The city marshal was instructed to act in his stead until his successor was appointed.

The next thing that was brought up for consideration was the old eye-sore, Sawyer. This time it was because he had made such a stench in his neighborhood by allowing soap-suds water to accumulate in a hole at the rear of his laundry that life was a burden to his neighbors. Billy Gray was instructed to make the old man clean up.

The next good deed done was to discharge nightwatchman Stafford.

This completed the business of the evening and on motion they adjourned.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

On the 28th and 29th at Highland Opera House L. M. Crawford, the manager of the Topeka opera house, will present Robert McWade, one of the most gifted star actors, author, and soldier, to our citizens. Mr. McWade has played his beautiful dramatization and grandly artistic creation of Rip Van Winkle in every city in America, from the British provinces to San Francisco, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. He is the author of his own ARip Van Winkle,@ Lotta=s ALittle Detective,@ AFranz Herebelle,@ and other successful plays, and whilst he stands as one of the leading star attractions of the day, he also had a bright record at the War Department at Washington, having served as an officer in the late war, in the command of Gen. Phil. Kearney, and was promoted for meritorious conduct at Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, Seven Days Battles, Malvern Hill, and Manasas. He had been a leading actor in many of the best theaters of the country before the war, and when the call to arms went forth throughout the land, Robert McWade was the first actor who left the mimie scenes of war on the stage to play his part in the defense of his country, midst smoke and fire, on the red field of reality. He wears the AKearney Cross of Honor,@ for bravery on fields of glory, that are past, and today, by the verdict of the best dramatic critics, states Mr. Crawford, he stands the unequalled ARip Van Winkle@ of the world.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

Wine for Churches. Pure unfermented grape wine at Dr. John Alexander=s, North Summit Street, Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

Mistaken Multitude.

TORONTO, KANSAS, Sept. 10. The decision of Judge Brewer, of the U. S. Circuit court, in the suit of the United States vs. The Southern Kansas Railway, declaring 27,000 acres of land heretofore held by that company, to be wrongfully held and now a part of the public domain, has created the wildest land excitement ever known in this part of the state. As soon as the decision was made known in southern Kansas, men in wagons, buggies, and on horseback came in great numbers from Chanute, Wilson, and other counties to this county, Woodson, and also Greenwood County, and commenced staking off claims, saying that Judge Brewer=s decision declared all lands heretofore held by the M. K. & T. Railroad to be government land. They are building shanties on many quarters and breaking sod so as to perfect the claim. They have even stuck their stakes and broke ground on lands which were entered by college script and the patents for which were on record before either the Santa Fe or M. K. & T. Railroads were organized. The excitement is amazing.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

A circular has been issued by the principal of the California Normal School, Charles H. Allen, announcing that a memorial pamphlet will be published containing a portrait of the late Henry H. Norton and sketches of the memorial services held in San Jose, Emporia, and elsewhere. The pamplet will contain about 100 pages, and will be sold, bound in paper cover with engraving, for 50 cents; bound in morocco with photograph and autograph, $5.50. The money received above the actual expenses of publishing the book will be used in establishing a fund for the education of Prof. Norton=s children.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

Frank James, the noted Missouri outlaw, is now lying at Ralston farm, a few miles south of Independence, Missouri, in the last stages of consumption.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

A Kansas buggy--namely, a Studebaker wagon, seated with kitchen chairs--was going out Summit street Thursday, containing a family. The old lady leaned a little too much to the west to gaze at the feather on the hat of a lady who had just flew by in a carriage, when she tumbled out. The old man noticed it just in time to save her from a sandy grave by catching her by the ankles. The light of the sun was a little hard on her for a few seconds, and had the accident happened after night, the surrounding scenery would not have been near so funny for some of the boys who were passing. The old lady got mad, stoned the boys, and abused the old man for not catching her around the neck.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

A 4th ward tax-payer suggests the thought to the school trustees of putting something over the holes in the cupola of the Central school building, in order to keep the pigeons from depositing waste matter therein. It will be remembered that the windows in the cupola of the brick school building were left open for a long time and the pigeons almost filled it up with debris. A stitch in time may save nine.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

AD. If you Want Oysters, If You Want a Good Meal,

If You Want a Lunch, If You Want Fruits, Oranges,

Lemons, Bananas, Nuts, Candies, Tobaccos, or Cigars,

Call at THE NEW ENGLAND KITCHEN, Just opened by R. E. GRUBBS.

Good Bakery in Connection.

4th Door North First National Bank.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.

The Arkansas City post office has sent two requisitions to the Department at Washington in the last few weeks, for postal cards; but no cards came, and persons who wish to use them for correspondence or advertising purposes are unable to get them. It is so all over the country. Already the new Democratic administration is failing to keep one of the most important departments of the Government in continuous operation, as it had been for years under the Republicans. That is Areform.@ The people can now meditate upon what a Achange@ has wrought for them. We doubt if there is a post office in Cowley where postal cards can be obtained.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.


Smock for county clerk.

J. D. Guthrie, of Bolton, will be the next commissioner.

The public schools of Arkansas City will open Monday, Oct. 5, 1885.

Don=t buy any Buck Gloves until you have seen our immense line. Newman & Co.

The murdered man, Handy, was buried last Saturday in the Riverview Cemetery.

At C. W. Ransom=s you can buy a nice line of goods for 99 cents. An elegant assortment of China cups and saucers just received.

The skating rink has received a fatal blow. A celebrated doctor in New York proclaims the horrible fact that roller skating enlarges the feet.

The editor of the Traveler, in speaking of Secretary Lamar, alludes to him as the statesman from Georgia. Oh, horrors! What a talented scribe!

J. C. Topliff will soon commence the erection of two business rooms for W. S. Houghton on lots just south of the Hasie block. The block is to be two stories high and 50 x 100 feet.

The Buckskin Border Band went up to Winfield Thursday to enliven the fair with their elegant playing. The band will go to Topeka next Monday to attend the state encampment.

Kroenert & Austin have commenced to dig the cellar of their new business room. It will be 25 x 100 feet. This makes three business rooms now under construction in the burnt district.

Huey & Rogers have purchased a complete set of rollers for their flouring mill, and are now engaged in putting them in. When completed, this flouring mill will rank among any in the state.

R. E. Grubbs has fitted up and remodeled the room formerly occupied by Miller & Co., and opened up his New England Kitchen for the accommodations of his various patrons. He will also run a bakery in connection.

The REPUBLICAN does not wish to make any firm vain by laudation, but when we enter Ridenour & Thompson=s jewelry store and cast our optics on the grand display of silverware, we cannot refrain from saying that their stock excels any in the city of Wichita.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.


Youngheim & Co., are out in this issue of the REPUBLICAN with a bran new advertisement. Julius Bahrend, ex-clothing merchant of Cincinnati, Ohio, is the gentlemanly manager of this clothing emporium. He advertises bargains and we feel confident that he speaks the truth, for Mr. Youngheim has just returned from the east where he had been to purchase a large stock. [Ad already typed.]


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

A. V. Alexander & Co., got their books into such a shape by Monday that they were able to strike a balance. They found Smith=s confession corresponded with the sum of money shown to be missing by the books. Monday afternoon Henry Asp came down and Smith was taken before Judge Kreamer, who bound him over in the sum of $500. The prisoner secured bondsmen. The sum required to balance the books was less than $150.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

A property holder of the 2nd ward desires the REPUBLICAN to bring before the minds of its readers that on the south end of fifth street, between Mrs. Mann=s residence and Ira Barnett=s, nearly all the residents are desiring to put down a sidewalk to connect with the one leading to Summit Street on 3th [??? DO THEY MEAN FIFTH AVENUE?] avenue. This is a good idea and the REPUBLICAN brings forward the suggestion that the Aproperty holder@ above mentioned inaugurate the idea. By putting down a sidewalk, parties residing above him can be compelled to.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Bro. Lockley shows the wrong kind of a spirit in his report of a purported conversation about T. H. McLaughlin. He exults over Mr. McLaughlin=s mishap in the erection of his business block. AMac@ has been instrumental in putting up some of our most substantial business blocks and when any funds have been needed for a cause for the advancement of the interests of Arkansas City, T. H. McLaughlin always comes to the front with a generous donation. To exult over the loss of several hundred dollars, caused by an accident, simply because Mr. McLaughlin expressed a view that it would be better and wiser to receive bids for the putting in of water works, is worthy of the condemnation of all. The ear-marks of the slick city printing bidder are too plainly visible. We do not believe he ever heard such remarks as he reported in his paper on the street corner.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

To Contractors.

I will receive bids within the next 10 days, for laying the stone and brick work, also doing the carpenter=s, on lots adjoining the Hasie Block; also, for stone and brick delivered at the same place, and for excavating for cellar. Plans and specifications may be seen at Wm. Gall=s, architect.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.


A. G. Love came home Wednesday.

Ira Barnett shipped four carloads of hogs this week.

Mrs. Cal. Swarts is visiting her parents at Anthony.

T. J. Sweeney, of Larned, ws in this city the first of the week.

J. E. Hamilton has just recovered from an attack of malaria.

Miss Gertrude Fowler, of Iowa, is visiting at the residence of

H. P. Farrar.

J. H. Sherburne was up from Ponca the first of the week attending to business.

MARRIED. Married in East Bolton, Sept. 20, 1885, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. Samuel R. Brown and Miss Angie P. Snodderly.

Mrs. Z. Carlisle and little son, of Great Bend, are visiting at the residence of the former=s son-in-law, Will Moore.

Ed. L. Kingsbury went to Kansas City Wednesday to make purchases of stationery for Kingsbury & Barnett=s bookstore.

Spence Miner, of Ashland, and Frank Berkey, of Lakin, Kearney County, were in the city between trains Tuesday seeing friends.

Mrs. J. Q. Ashton goes to Topeka Monday to attend the state encampment. She will also visit at her old home while away.

Jas. T. Atchison, of Owensville, Kentucky, is visiting in the city this week, seeing this wondrous region. He is a brother-in-law of J. M. Collins.

M. Hunter presented the REPUBLICAN with some fine, large cling peaches. We thank him very much for furnishing us such a rich treat.

Rev. J. C. Miller, of North Topeka, made us a pleasant call with Rev. Fleming yesterday. He is a pastor of Presbyterian Church in that city.

John Ireton, of Bolton Township, had a bushel of new corn on exhibition at the fair, which only took 48 ears to make the necessary 70 pounds.

A prominent social lady in the 4th ward will surprise the community soon by marrying one of our handsome businessmen. Keep low; we dare not tell yet.

Prof. J. C. Weir and family returned to Arkansas City Saturday after a two months visit in Indiana. They were given a reception by friends at the residence of Rev. J. O. Campbell Saturday evening.

Mrs. Mary Oldham, accompanied by her brother, Capt. Frank McDaniels, and Mrs. W. F. Klopf, have been taking in the fair at Winfield this week. The display of livestock and farm products they report as first-class.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Wm. McGinnis, of Bolton Township, received his pension of $756 the first of the week. Mr. McGinnis was one of the first of the colored men who served in the late unpleasantness from the effects of which rheumatism has been contracted.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

MARRIED. Thursday Rev. S. B. Fleming accompanied Alexander Wood and Miss Ernestine Conrad to Winfield and upon their getting the necessary documents from Judge Gans, united the couple in marriage. The wedding occurred at the Central Hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Stephen Clarno, of Champaign County, Illinois, was visiting in the city the first of the week. He returned home Wednesday with the determination to return to Cowley County as soon as he was able to dispose of his property there. Mr. Clarno was visiting at the residence of F. J. Mitts, being a cousin of that gentleman.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

MARRIED. Married on the 20th inst., by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at the residence of the bride=s parents, Sam [? NOT REALLY SURE OF FIRST NAME...VERY LIGHT PRINT] Williams, of the firm of H. B. Williams & Sons, thoroughbred stock raisers and importers, of Corbin, [NEXT FEW WORDS COMPLETELY GARBLED...looks like some county was named] to Miss Malinda [? AGAIN, NOT SURE OF THIS NAME?] Annie Taylor (known as Minnie Taylor) of this city. The happy pair with the groom=s father and mother left the following morning to take up their residence in Sumner County. The REPUBLICAN wishes them much happiness.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Mr. Morris M. Rhodes, of Danville, Pennsylvania, arrived in Arkansas City Wednesday. The Danville Daily Sun says of Mr. Rhodes= departure: AMr. Morris M. Rhodes, son of J. C. Rhodes, leaves for Arkansas City, Kansas, where he will engage in business hereafter. We wish him success, although we regret to see him go, as he is one of our most estimable young men in the community. We commend him to the kindest consideration of those among whom he contemplates settling.@ Mr. Morris M. Rhodes is a friend of the Frick Bros. The REPUBLICAN extends him its hand of welcome.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Jas. Nash=s team became frightened Saturday evening near his residence and ran away, but did no damage of any consequence.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Dr. Sparks= horse, Prince, gook the second premium in the green trotting race Wednesday. He trotted again yesterday, but we are unable to state the result.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

The fair this week has made news scarce in this vicinity. On Arkansas City and Winfield=s Day--Thursday--about 400 persons were in attendance from this part of the county.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Some inventive genius in Matlack=s dry goods store manufactured a most novel advertising scheme. It is now on exhibition in the store window. Stop and look at it. The sight will pay you for the pains.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

The communion of the Lord=s Supper will be administered at the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath morning; preparation service this afternoon at 3 o=clock. Rev. W. W. Curtis, of Belle Plaine, will assist the pastor in these services.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

W. D. Lewis, while engaged in cleaning the well of J. Frank Smith, received a severe bruise on the shoulder last Saturday. He was down in the well, and in removing the pump, the rope slipped off, letting the stock fall back on him. The injuries sustained were quite painful and severe.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

S. Matlack, the veteran dry goods merchant of the southwest, tells the readers of the REPUBLICAN in this week=s issue, that owing to the fact that he is overstocked with clothing, he will sell out the goods of that department at cost. Mr. Matlack is a man of his word and when he says he will do anything, his patrons can rely upon it as being true. You can look out for bargains now.

AD. Big Sacrifice Sale in Men=s, Boys= and Children=s Clothing,


Being overstocked, we have concluded to Close Out for Cash the above Two Lines of Goods at Enormous Reductions.


$28 Suits for ............... $19.00.

$18 Suits for ............... $12.00.

$15 Suits for ............... $ 8.25.

$15 Suits for ............... $10.00.

$ 5 Suits for ............... $ 3.50.

OVERCOATS and BOYS and YOUTHS= SUITS at Same Reductions.

We have a large stock of

Ladies= Newmarkets in Silks, Diagonals, and Fancy Cloths.

Misses and Children=s Wraps in Latest Styles;


Nearly every branch of trade throughout the whole country is revived, and in view of this fact, we deem the present a propitious time to convert the above stock (which we propose to close out) into money. Such an opportunity for bargain seekers surely was never more offered in Cowley County. We ask you to examine our goods and compare prices before buying.



Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Last Tuesday a representative of the REPUBLICAN was shown through F. E. Balyeat & Co.=s drugstore. This firm has a complete stock of drugs and it is a pleasure for anyone to make a trip to the Eagle Drug Store. There you will be treated most courteously by F. E. Balyeat or his gentlemanly prescriptionist, Chas. Wells. Mr. Balyeat is a young and enterprising druggist and will win a lucrative patronage from the people of this vicinity. Dr. C. B. Fowler is interested in the business to some extent, and this fact alone will lend a big impetus towards pushing the firm to the front.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

G. A. R. Notice.

A special train will leave Arkansas City, Sunday, Sept. 27th, at 3 o=clock p.m, for the benefit of all who wish to attend the encampment of the state militia and G. A. R., at Topeka. Take this train and escape the crowded cars of Monday.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.


The place for Cattlemen to Purchase their Equine Equipments Is at T. R. HOUGHTON=S MAMMOTH HARNESS SHOP.

He keeps in stock Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Spurs, Horse Blankets, Whips, etc.



Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Very hard to read...

Don=t Call Us a Democrat.

AThe editor of the REPUBLICAN seems as anxious to stir up strife and discord in the Republican ranks as in the Democratic cause. Mr. Peak, of the first ward, has been a Republican longer than has our editor friend, who recently edited a Democratic paper in Wilson County. Nor does the honest blacksmith boast of making a change simply for bread and butter.@


The writer of the above only gave it birth for the sake of annoyance. He knows as well as anyone that whenever [GIVE UP...NEXT THREE LINES IMPOSSIBLE!]

We came to Kansas some three years ago. Being a printer, we accepted a position as foreman of the Fredonia Times, a Republican newspaper. After being with that paper about one year, its editor decamped, and we were then out of employment. N. Powell, the editor of the Democrat, offered us a Asit@ on his paper. We accepted, and he was so well pleased with our work in the mechanical department that he promoted us to the position of business manager and local editor. We filled that position for some six months; pleasing our employer so well that when we signified our intention of seeking employment on a paper in keeping with our Republican principles, he offered in order to retain our services to increase our salary one-fourth more than we were then getting. We refused and came to Arkansas City and here the first work we did was on the Arkansas Valley Democrat in the employment of Charley McIntire. During our employment on the Fredonia Democrat, we cast our first ballot. It was for Hon. E. H. Funston, Republican candidate for congress, and the successor of Hon. Dudley Haskell, deceased. Just why the editor of the REPUBLICAN should be found fault with for working at his vocation on a paper of opposite political principles in order to gain a livelihood, we cannot recognize the justice of the criticism. Mr. Cullough, a Democrat, for several years wrote all the leading editorials that appeared in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, a Republican paper. He was paid for his labor the same as we. The Traveler speaks falsely when it says B. F. Peak has been a Republican longer than we. When Ben. Harrison was the candidate for governor of Indiana in 1878, the writer was a member of the Harrison Guards at Greencastle, Indiana, and ever since we have been old enough, we have been identified with Republican organizations in the town of which we have been a resident. We have been a Republican ever since our advent in the world in 1863. Peak cast his first Republican vote for Blaine and Logan. The man does not live who can truthfully say that we have ever sailed under Democratic colors, and if there is one who does, we boldly proclaim him to be a LIAR, and we are here to back it. Furthermore, the informant of the Traveler, who says we ever changed our politics, is a Apimp@ as low down as the midnight assassin. Accuse us of any crime on earth, but for the sake of our progeny, call us not a Democrat.




Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

The side-splitting fat men=s race, which the managers of the rink advertised to come off Wednesday night, culminated in a free fight for all. W. Ward, while skating in the race, fell down and as a consequence the fat men following fell over him. The managers thought Ward was drunk and ran up and grabbed him by the hair and coat collar and were dragging him off the floor. Billy Gray happened in as several of Ward=s friends stepped up to interfere in the dragging process, and quelled the racket. Thursday one of the managers was sitting over by the hotel when Ward was passing. The latter stepped up to the former and hit him with his fist in the back of the neck, knocking him several feet. Ward went and gave himself up. Ward was not drunk at the skating rink. Last Saturday night another row occurred there. Oh, that skating rink is a grand place for decent girls to go! A newspaper that will stand up for such an institution deserves to be condemned by the public.


Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.


The Grandest Excursion of the season leaves Arkansas City SEPTEMBER 30, For Richmond, Indiana. One way fare for round trip. First-class in every respect. Come one, come all, and visit your wife=s people. For further information call on J. L. HOWARD, Excursion Agent. Office, west door National Bank building, Arkansas City, Kansas.



Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

AD. JUST RETURNED From the East with a Full line of the Finest and Best Assortment of Implements ever brought to Arkansas City, Which we will sell at The Lowest Possible Figure.

If you want a first-class windmill, wagon, sheller, or feedmill, don=t fail to see our new stock.

Old stock closed out at cost.



Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

Arkansas City Markets.

Wheat, per bu.: 60 cents.

Corn, per bu.: 25 cents.

Potatoes, per bu.: 65 cents.



Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.

A Pleasant Surprise.

Last Wednesday, being the 43rd birthday of Mrs. Bryant, quite a large number of her friends gathered at her house in the evening and gave a surprise party in her honor. During the earlier part of the evening, she had been induced to go buggy-riding, and on her return, she was much astonished to see the house filled with people. There was nothing wanting to make the evening pass away pleasantly. A number of gentlemen entertained the company with some choice orchestra music. Mrs. Bryant=s many friends presented her with an elegant toilet table, a fruit dish, several vases, and a beautiful willow rocking chair. Rev. Witt made the presentation speech. On the same evening a birthday party was given in honor of Miss Mamie Roe. The young people met at the house of Mr. Bryant, but shortly afterward, proceeded to Judge Bonsall=s lawn, which was brilliantly lighted up with Chinese lanterns, and there highly enjoyed themselves by indulging in various games of amusement. When the hour of midnight drew nigh, refreshments were served to both parties. The festivities continued for some time after supper and the parties dispersed amid much mirth and merriment.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 3, 1885.


Arkansas City=s Building Boom--Eight New Stone Buildings Commenced in the Last Ten Days.

But four weeks ago the REPUBLICAN gave a resume of the business houses then in course of construction. There were 11 of them. This week we chronicle the fact that eight more have been commenced within the last 10 days. Since March 1, 1885, about 20 business houses have been commenced and all are completed and occupied (except the eight which have been started in the last few days and the block of T. H. McLaughlin), which are not yet completed. On the lots where we had our recent fire, the building is more active. At present there are six cellars being excavated for as many buildings.


S. B. Pickle was the first to start the boom on the Aburnt district.@ He is a little ahead of the others with his work.@ His cellar is excavated and the masons have commenced work. Mr. Pickle=s plans show that he will erect a stone business room, brick front, two-stories high, and 25 x 100 feet. The building is to be completed by

December 1, 1885, and will be occupied by D. L. Means with his implement stock.

The next lot owner to commence operations was Dr. J. T. Sheppard. By the first of next week, the stone-masons will be at work at this building. This business house will be 25 x 100 feet, two stories high, stone walls with brick front.

Kroenert & Austin, the Diamond Front gentlemen, were the next to engage in the excavation. Their building will be similar to that of Dr. Sheppard. It will be 25 x 100 feet, stone walls with brick front and two stories high.

Mrs. Wm. Benedict has had work commenced on her lot. She will erect a very handsome building. It will be 25 x 100 feet, two stories high, with an elegant stone front.

Tuesday, Jas. Benedict sold his lot in the burnt district to Jos. Bittle for $3,500. Mr. Bittle will erect a building similar to those mentioned above. The dimensions are the same.

With the exception of the lot belonging to Jos. H. Sherburne, good substantial business blocks are succeeding the old frames destroyed by fire a short time ago. But we are informed that in a few days Mr. Sherburne will fall into line and also commence the erection of a business house. This will make the old part of Arkansas City new. For almost three blocks on each side of Summit street, it is lined with handsome and elegant two- and three-story stone and brick business blocks. Another notable fact is that each business room is occupied. We have no empty storerooms.

LATER. Just as we go to press, we learn that Mr. Sherburne contracted for his building.

In addition to the business houses going up on the Aburnt district,@ J. C. Topliff is receiving bids for the erection of a stone business block, 50 x 100 feet, and two stories high. In the block there will be two business rooms, each 25 x 100 feet; the second floor will be used for office rooms. The block will be put up on lots just south of the magnificent and imposing Commercial and Hasie blocks.

Wichita claims to be the only rival city of Kansas City in Kansas. The REPUBLICAN claims that Arkansas City is the only city that is a rival to Wichita in Kansas. Situated on the border to the great Indian Territory and the gateway to the Oklahoma country, Arkansas City is bound to lead the procession in growth. Several railroad corporations have realized this fact and are making toward us with their lines. The Kansas City & Southwestern will soon have trains running into our live city. The Missouri Pacific will build a line east from Independence in Montgomery County to the west line of our state. The A. T. & S. F. have already been granted a charter for the construction of a road from the above named city along the state line to its western boundary. Another line of railway that we will get will be the Ft. Smith & Wellington. This corporation will give us a southern outlet of which our city is desirous of obtaining. The road will run from Ft. Smith, Arkansas, northwest, passing through Arkansas City, Wellington, Wichita, and thence into the state of Colorado. The above is no wind-work, but gospel truth. Our advantages are superior to those of Wichita. Although Wichita is probably three times as large as Arkansas City at present, we have in the last 18 months had erected as many business blocks as the AOld Square City.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 3, 1885.

ALet Us Have Peace.@

The above plea for mercy comes from the Traveler. After devoting about three columns of valuable space to the REPUBLICAN, it winds up with a plea for peace. Coming from the source it does, we are naturally surprised. When the present editor assumed the management of the Traveler, he was very aggressive, constantly criticizing the course of this journal. He opposed all the measures advocated by us. In our efforts to create a reform in our city government, he antagonized us. When we worked for the removal of the notorious Stafford, he upbraided us and defended him. He defended the old city water and gas works franchise. He defended the infamous skating rink, criticized a minister of the gospel because he wished to banish the evil from our midst. He has called us a Democrat. He has criticized Councilman Prescott and T. H. McLaughlin unjustly. He never found fault with them as public officers or as private citizens, but he attacked their private opinions. He has called us ill-bred, yet he offered a public insult to J. L. Huey, as chairman of a citizen=s meeting, and never apologized. He has made bad calculations in making out his city printing bills. He has made fun of our youthfulness, calling us Acallow,@ forgetting that ignorance in youth is excusable, but in old age, contemptible. He has charged the school treasurer with paying money out of the wrong fund and never corrected, although he has been informed that his allegation was untrue. He awaits for the REPUBLICAN to take issue upon a question and then he antagonizes. The above calendar of sins is enough to try the patience of Job. But that is not all. Our space is just too limited to produce a complete list. And yet in the face of all he has done, he hoists the white flag and sues for peace. Having begun the battle, but being worsted, he pleads for peace. Can we do aught else but grant it so long as it does not injure the welfare of the public? The vision of the white-haired newspaper veteran rises before us and as his plea for peace rings in our ears, our heart is touched. The spirit of

AThen lay on McDuff,

And damned be he who first cries enough,@

is crushed. Henceforth, we will allow the editor of the Traveler to pursue his way along the rugged path of life without fear from us, unless he again becomes too officious. The REPUBLICAN will continue to labor in the interest of Arkansas City. We will propel the rudder of this journal, allowing Mr. Lockley the privilege of editing the Traveler. We realize that the REPUBLICAN has come out victorious in the fight and that is why we can afford to be magnanimous.

Your request is granted. You shall have peace as long as you remain in your present condition. Now, kind neighbor, go home and give that Amighty@ and weary brain a rest.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 3, 1885.

J. O. Sullivan Wanted.

While J. L. Howard was attending the fair last Friday, the firm of Howard & Collins had a black mare stolen from their stable in Arkansas City by one T. O. Sullivan. [??? HEADER HAD J. O. SULLIVAN.]

Sullivan had been employed as a hostler, but had received his discharge on the morning he took the horse. Parties who saw him ride off on the mare did not think it strange when they saw him out riding, but supposed he was only exercising her. When Mr. Howard came home from Winfield, he saw the mare was gone, but thought that Mr. Collins had her. It was not until the next morning that they awakened to the stern reality that their mare had been stolen. Pursuit was immediately commenced. Capt. Rarick accompanied Mr. Howard to Winfield, making a thorough search in that city, but learning that the thief had been seen several miles north. After rambling over the north part of the county for some time, they discovered the mare loose in a field on the road just as they were coming back to Winfield. They secured the mare and brought her home; they were unable to discover the thief, but there is a reward out of $25 for his apprehension. Sullivan, as his name indicates, is an Irishman, about 40 years old, weighs about 130 pounds, short gray hair, and stubby mustache. While in Arkansas City, he worked at making whips and watch guards out of horse hair.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 3, 1885.

The Winfield Telegram contains this newsy morsel.

AThe graders on the K. C. & S. W. Railway commenced throwing dirt on the north side of Timber Creek last Monday. The bridge and depot will have been finished by today, and trains will doubtless be running from Winfield to Beaumont by next week. So mote it be.

AIt will be completed to Arkansas City by Dec. 1, 1885.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 3, 1885.

Bold Burglars.

As the Winfield Courier predicted the other day, the town is full of thieves and roughs. Last Thursday night they got in their work on D. Palmer and Irve Randall. About 1 o=clock Mr. Palmer was awakened by someone touching the side of his face. He looked up immediately and asked who it was, and what they were doing there. The fellow was after Mr. Palmer=s watch, which was in his vest pocket under his pillow. As soon as Mr. Palmer spoke, however, the burglar made a rush for the door, Mr. Palmer close onto his heels, but Mr. Burglar was too quick for him. He dashed through the door and pulled it shut after him, catching Mr. Palmer=s hand and bruising it up pretty badly. An investigation followed, and it was found the thief had got away with the watch--a two hundred and fifty dollar one--which Mr. Palmer had carried for years. No clue has yet been found that will lead to the identity of the thief, but the officers are on a sharp lookout, and every available means will be used to run the rogue in. Mr. Randall, the second victim, also lost a watch and ten dollars in money. He retired early and knew nothing of his loss until morning. It is supposed that there is a gang of these fellows infesting the town, and while one or part of them were at Mr. Palmer=s, some of the rest were at Mr. Randall=s. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 3, 1885.


The railroad is one thing that during the years of development of the great West has contributed more to wealth and its material comfort than any other enterprise. At the same time we can truthfully say that where all roads lead to the same center or the same market, they, by their pooling system, do more to destroy the value of our Western products than any other one thing. Realizing this fact, the enterprising businessmen of Wellington have formed a company for the purpose of securing to the people of this county a competing line and a direct outlet to the southeast and southern markets of the world. Considerable hard work has been done, and money has been spent, in their efforts to find a sure plan of completing the proposed line before any aid was asked of the people.

Thus far the company has been successful, and today has the arrangements completed whereby Wellington and Sumner County can have a direct outlet to the seaboard markets of the Southeast by simply complying with the requirements of the local company.

Of course, railroad schemes, like all other enterprises, meet with opposition; and no matter how honest or faithful any one set of men in a community work for the welfare of the masses, it is noticeable that there can be found someone who is selfish enough to growl and decry the efforts of others simply because he is not consulted as to the mode of procedure, etc. Thus it is that we are called upon to dissect an article appearing in the South Haven News of last week, in which the editor, in his effort to show to his readers the benefit of one scheme, tries to belittle another, while, if he was honest with himself and readers, he might see that he is working directly against the interests of those he is so desirous of serving.

Speaking of the Ft. Smith route, he says:

AWellington is welcome to the Ft. S. W. & N. W., but we will take the K. C. & S. W., a road direct to the markets of the East, and not a little stub like the Ft. S. & N. W.@

As to the K. C. & S. W., Brother Williard must be very ignorant if he can=t see that this line affords no competition or benefits to the farmer, simply because its terminus is Kansas City, where it will be used as a feeder to one of the great pooled lines leading to the Eastern markets, he so readily refers to. In the next place, if he cares to know the facts, he can easily find out that the stub he so slurringly refers to will be a main line direct to the seaboard in the Southeast and the natural market for the products of this country. By securing this line we secure competition in freights and higher prices for the products of the farm, thereby benefitting the farmer, to whom we all look for support. We do not denounce your efforts to help your town, but in your struggle you should be fair with those to whom you go for support. Don=t let selfishness blind you to justice. Again the News says: AWellington has run the county as long as she can, and as she sees the power slipping from her hands, how she does writhe and squirm in her death struggle.@

Here again is shown selfishness and a disposition to prejudice. We are sorry to learn that there is a publisher of a paper in one of the thriving towns of grand old Sumner, who does not know that Wellington is the pride and center of the whole county and circle of thriving towns about her; that every man, woman, and child in the county either has a direct or indirect interest in the prosperity of the county seat, the same as Wellington is interested in the prosperity of all the people in the county. Such talk about control is childishness. The control of all county affairs rests with the masses, and the prosperity of the county seat means the advancement of all interests in the county and a benefit to all the people, and we believe in this, every true citizen will agree with us. God bless you, my boy, the citizens of this city are proud of every town in the county and we are sorry to see you make such a blunder as to get the words enterprise and control confounded.

Farther on the News: AWind will not build a railroad.@ Very true and the sooner the News man comes to the full realization of the truth of that statement, the sooner will he stop allowing his columns to be manipulated by wind workers. The writer of the article in the News attempts to hoodwink the farmers by referring to the

Ft. S. W. & N. W., as a scheme to defeat the Winfield extension, when the facts are just the reverse. The one thing we wish to impress on the minds of our readers is the fact that the Ft. Smith line is sure to be built, and preparation for work will begin as soon as the bonds are voted; and before another crop is to be moved, this county will have an outlet to the markets of the markets of the world. The question to be answered is, do you want a direct outlet, or will you continue to contribute to the pool system? Sumner County Standard.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 3, 1885.

Detective A. L. Hendricks killed one Balance Kennedy, Belleville, Kansas, Thursday, supposing him to be one Andy Hency, who killed a grader on the K. C. & S. W. Beaumont on June 2nd. Kennedy was seated at the table in a hotel, when the detective ordered him to throw up his hands. He did, and in turning around to see the detective, at the same time saying Athere must be some mistake,@ lowered his hands slightly, when the detective blew his brains out. The identity of Kennedy was established, and Hendricks is in a bad fix.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Cowley County Products.

This is the glowing manner in which the Indianapolis Journal speaks of the Cowley County exhibit taken from our fair and sent to the Indiana State Fair last week.

AAnd where is Cowley county?@ was the eager inquiry of hundreds of the thousands who looked admiringly upon the magnificent array of apples, pears, peaches, grapes, melons, and other products temptingly spread in the Exposition Building. Well might they ask for surely a finer fruit display was never seen in Indiana. Cowley County is in southern Kansas, on the border of the Indian Territory. The exhibit is for the purpose of advertising to the world the productiveness of that new and wonderful region. The display is in care of Capt. P. A. Huffman, a well-known Indianaian, recently moved there, together with

J. A. Martin, president of the Cowley County Agricultural Society,

S. P. Strong, vice-president, and J. D. Guthrie, one of the directors. The county seat is Winfield, a beautiful city of 7,000, with gas, water, and every convenience possessed by Indianapolis. Arkansas City, another beautiful place, with about 4,000 residents, is also in Cowley County. This county, only fifteen years old, is the eighth in population, ranks eighth in the production of corn, ninth in the cultivated lands, and tenth in wheat. It has thirty post offfices; church organizations, thirty-six; church edifices, twenty-six; value of church property, $110,000; of organized school districts, it has 445; school buildings, 143; value of buildings, $102,817; school population, 10,800. In June 1870, when the first census was taken, its population was 726. It is now 32,000. Its climate is that of the most salubrious portions of middle Tennessee. No wonder it is fertile, as it is watered by the Arkansas and Walnut rivers, and Silver, Grouse, Rock, Timber, Dutch, Muddy, Beaver, Badger, Otter, Cedar, and Steward creeks, all of which are skirted with timber, such as walnut, oak, locust, cottonwood, and hackberry; sycamore, mulberry, ash, elm, hickory, maple, etc.

AWe fear that Capt. Huffman and the gentlemen with him, together with the handsome showing of the products of this Kansas garden spot, will cause an exodus of thrifty, enterprising Hoosiers to that place which we can hardly afford to spare.@


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Reunion Notes.

In regard to the reunion at Topeka, the Kansas City Journal says:

AThe attendance at the Topeka reunion was never greater in the state. So many old soldiers together is a sight well worth seeing.

AThe Buckskin band, of Arkansas City, attracts much attention on account of its novel appearance. The music was all that could be asked.

AThose twin brothers, Ed. Smith and Bill Hackney, put in three or four hours on Kansas Avenue reading the signs and looking at the decorations.

ASenator Plumb is off his dignity, and lieth supinely in the straw with the boys.

AMcCook post, of Iola, has an American eagle named McCook, who goes with the post on all its journeyings; and created considerable enthusiasm.

AAll the regiments, loyal and true, of Kansas are represented at the reunion, and the troops of every state in the Union have, one or more, representatives registered at one of the headquarters. The gathering is a notable one in numbers and in the conspicuous characters it has attracted--men who attained to rank in the army in meritorious services, and whom the people have honored since in civil life.

AThe exercises which mark each day are interesting and entertaining. We cannot, with justice, in speaking of the proceedings thus far, refrain from especially commending the addresses delivered on the first day. Governor John A. Martin spoke, and so did Commander-in-chief, S. S. Burdett, of the G. A. R., as well as other notable persons. We commend these addresses and recommend their perusal. They have the true ring about them--they justify the existence of the G. A. R., if that is needed, and the reunion of old Union soldiers, if that, too, be demanded. The purposes of the G. A. R., as an organization, are set forth as objects of these reunions of old soldiers.@


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Teachers= Association.

The second monthly meeting of the Cowley County Teachers= Association will be held at Arkansas City on October 17, 1885, the programme to be as follows.

1st. What are the secrets of success in school government? Paper: Prof. Gridley; discussion: J. W. Warren and Miss Cora B. Beach.

2nd. In what respect should recitations in primary classes differ from those in advanced classes? Paper: Prof. Weir; discussion: Miss Jessie Stretch and F. E. Haughey.

3rd. Importance of essay writing--the means to secure it. Paper: Miss Florence Campbell; discussion: Florence Patterson and Laura Barnes.

4th. Should a knowledge of vocal music be a qualification of the common school teacher? Paper: Miss C. Bliss; discussion: E. Collins and Chas. Wing.

5th. The teachers preparation for assigning and conducting a recitation. Paper: Miss Sadie Pickering; discussion: Amy Chapin and L. H. Hart.

6th. The feasibility of dropping technical grammar from the course of study of the common school. Paper: Miss Ella L. Kelly; discussion: Misses Lida Strong and Maud Pierson.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

The Chicago & Alton railroad as a route from Kansas City to Chicago, St. Louis, and the east, offers advantages that are not and cannot be equaled by any other. Its trains start from the Union depot in Kansas City after the arrival of trains from the west, and run through to St. Louis, Bloomington, and Chicago, where connections for all points further east are made in union depots. The Chicago & Alton is the only line running Palace Dining cars to or from Kansas City on both morning and night trains. It makes no extra charges for seats in elegant and comfortable Palace Reclining Chair cars, which are run on all trains. It runs the newest and most superb Pullman Palace Buffet Sleeping Cars. There is no change of cars of any class between Kansas City and Chicago, Kansas City and St. Louis, and St. Louis and Chicago. Tickets via this popular route are on sale at all coupon ticket offices in the United States, and at Arkansas City can be bought of Mr. O. Ingersoll, Agent, A. T. & S. F. R. R.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

An associated press dispatch of the 20th says:

AIt has been ascertained that the bonds voted the Denver, Memphis and Atlantic railroad along their projected line from Baxter Springs to Kingman are worthless, inasmuch as they were voted for a standard gauge railway, whereas the Denver, Memphis and Atllantic, on account of a defect in their charter, has no legal existence except as a narrow gauge railroad. Their old charter is under the name of the Denver, Memphis, and Atlantic narrow gauge railway. Instead of filing a new charter, the stockholders voted to change the corporate name to the Denver, Memphis and Atlantic railway, but neglected to change in the body of the charger the words Anarrow gauge@ to Astandard gauge.@ By a latter dispatch from J. J. Burns, vice president of the

D. M. & A., we get a denial of the above.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

The following charter was filed Friday, with secretary of state: AKansas & Colorado Midland railway,@ capital stock $16,000,000, estimated length of road 800 miles; line or road from Kansas City, Missouri, to Denver, Colorado; course of road, through the state of Kansas to the western boundary line of said state; thence through the state of Colorado, to the city of Denver, with a branch diverging from the most favorable point in Butler or Greenwood County, and running in a southwesterly direction to the city of Winfield, Kansas; thence to the south line of said state; thence southwesterly across the Indian territory and the Panhandle of Texas to the Rio Grande river. Directors for the first year: J. L. Horning, J. C. Tong, [?? COULD THEY MEAN LONG?], and M. L. Robinson, of Winfield, Kansas; H. W. Hall, of New York City; L. S. Olmstead and B. F. Beesley, of Jacksonville, Illinois.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

The boys attempted to play a joke on D. R. Beatty one night the first of the week. Lately Dave has had manufactured a chicken coop. For several days it stood in front of the meat market without being occupied. The boys could not stand this, so they caught a yellow cur and a Tom-cat and placed them in the coop, locking the opening with a padlock. Next morning when Dave appeared, the boys were on hand to see the fun. But their labor of the night before was lost. Dave bursted the padlock, took the cat and dog out, carried them to the rear of the meat market, and that was the last seen of the animals. In a short time Dave had a fresh supply of bologna. S. George is the principal sufferer by this deed. He loses a padlock and as he boards at the hotel, he is afraid to eat any meats. The boys have not yet ascertained when and where the laugh comes in.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.


I will sell at public auction on the streets of Arkansas City,

October 10, 1885,

a lot of household goods, taken as the property of S. Hugo for a debt owed to the undersigned. The goods must be sold.



Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.


AD. G. W. MILLER & CO., In their new Brick Store, you will always find the best Stoves and Tinware of their own manufacture. Their stock is immense and complete in detail and meets any competing prices. They have something now in Tin Fruit cans, a few Gasoline stoves to close out very cheap to make room.


Tonight the skating rink suicides.

School Books at Kingsbury & Barnett=s.

Geo. E. Hasie & Co., have a new delivery wagon.

Attend the gymnasium and develop your muscles.

J. F. Hoffman is now paying the highest market price for good wheat.

The social hop at the skating rink failed to materialize. Not a couple was in attendance.

All box rents in the Post Office are due Oct. 1, and those wishing to retain the same will call early.

Punshon & Co., are bound to close out their furniture stock. They are selling 10 percent below cost.

Go to Punshon & Co.=s south Summit street store and buy furniture. He is selling out to quit business.

In order to make our town more attractive, we should have sidewalks constructed on all our principal streets.

Kate Castleton appeared in Highland Opera House Friday evening of last week before a fair-sized audience.

The Democrats will have a fight over the nomination of county commissioner. One faction desires Amos Walton and the other James Benedict.

School opens Monday.

Let a war be waged for the building of sidewalks.

The Buckskin Border Band went to Topeka Monday.

The REPUBLICAN is cognizant of six weddings to occur in the near future.

The latter part of last week eight wagons with as many teams came over from Elgin, Chautauqua County, after flour. Elgin is 50 miles east of us.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.


Chilocco schools were re-enforced by 35 children last week. There were 8 Cheyennes, 17 Caddos, and 10 Kiowas. Wednesday eight Otoe children were received.

Geo. A. Moloney [? DO THEY MEAN MALONEY?] has commenced business on North Summit street. Mr. Moloney is a dispenser of coal and feed, and will be glad to meet you at his office.

The Arkansas City REPUBLICAN, aided by some of the influential citizens of Arkansas City, is using its influence against licensing a skating rink in that city. Mulvane Record.

Thos. Richardson filed a complaint against W. L. Aldridge the first of the week, for knowingly selling glandered horses to him. Aldridge gave bond for his appearance in 15 days.

ALaw and order union monthly meeting@ at the Presbyterian Church, Sabbath evening, Oct. 4, at 7:30 o=clock p.m. Subject: Centennial history of temperance work, by Rev. Harris.

Boarders Wanted. Good board by the day or week can be had at the residence of Mrs. W. D. Johnson, formerly known as Bright Side. Terms reasonable. Day boarders preferable.

The Robt. McWade combination presented Rip Van Winkle Monday and Tuesday evenings in the Highland Opera House. The audience was small. The people in this community appear to have no desire to see Aold Rip.@

For several days past wheat has been a drag in the market, but arrangements have now been perfected whereby farmers can dispose of this cereal at the market price. Farmers need have no fear about selling their wheat now.

Don=t get scared while in the post office by the alarm of an electric bell and rush out thinking the building is on fire. It is only a unique way Kingsbury & Barnett have of attracting the attention to a sign reading: ADaily paper now on sale.@

Dr. Jamison Vawter traded a residence property in the first ward for a 100 acre farm belonging to Walter J. Fowler, the first of the week. The farm is situated near Maple City. Mr. Fowler will move to Arkansas City to educate his children.

The Courier, in its write-up of the fair, talks thus wisely:

AN. T. Snyder=s Jerseys were beauties, and took the ribbon all around. His herd received universal attention and were praised by all. The Jerseys are by long odds the best domestic animals.@

Last Wednesday evening a reception was given at the U. P. Parsonage by the congregation in honor of Rev. Campbell and wife. The afternoon was devoted to the older members and the evening to the younger. Those present report an enjoyable time and a sumptuous repast.

J. C. Topliff is likely to continue as postmaster of Arkansas City for some time. The two Democratic factions could not agree upon a man--=cause too many wanted it--and the pressure that each side brought to bear against the other was more than Cleveland dared to antagonize.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Free Excursion to the Exposition.

October 7, 8, and 9, the Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. Church intend holding an exposition in the Burroughs building on Summit Street, commencing Wednesday, Oct. 7, and continuing three days. There will be relics and curiosities, fancy work, pictures, birds, and flowers, in fact anything that will be interesting and entertaining. Also, the ladies will give a AHarvest Home@ dinner, the first day, a ACorn@ dinner the second day, and a AGood@ dinner the third day; supper each evening. Mrs. Hendricks and Mrs. Chineoweth [? THINK THIS IS NOT RIGHT...SHOULD BE CHENOWETH, I BELIEVE?] have charge of the musical department and will give a musical entertainment one evening. Proceeds to be used in the building of a parsonage. Admission, 10 cents. Dinner 25 cents.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

AGone to the Wall.@

>Tis with mingled feelings of regret and astonishment that the REPUBLICAN chronicles the fact that the milling firm of V. M. Ayers & Co., have Agone to the wall.@ They were the proprietors of the Canal Roller Mills. Wednesday the firm turned everything over to Harlow N. Higginbotham, of Chicago, their principal creditor. The crisis was brought about by the dullness of the times and the inability of Messrs. Ayers & Co., to collect what was owing them. We are unable to give the liabilities of the firm. Mr. Higginbotham purchased the books as well as the mill, and it looks as if other creditors were left out in the cold.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Ollie Sole Bound Over.

Tuesday the preliminary examination of Ollie Sole for the killing of old man Handy took place before Judge Bonsall, the U. S. Commissioner. U. S. District Attorney Perry was hence and prosecuted and Judge Sumner appeared for the defendant. The evidence gleaned was sufficient, Judge Bonsall thought, to hold Sole for manslaughter. He was bound over in the sum of $1,000 to appear at the next term of

U. S. Court. Mrs. Handy and daughter were also put under a bond of $500 to appear. They all gave the required bonds.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

The Winfield Central Hotel has again changed hands. J. A. McKibben, of this place, has bought out Majors & Robinson and has taken possession. We are sorry to see Sid Majors and Ivan Robinson retire. Their short hostship has changed things variously in the Central, giving it a bigger run in the last month than it has ever had before. Sid and family will remain in Winfield. He goes to spend a few weeks looking after his Arkansas City farm. Courier.

The REPUBLICAN adds that the county seat has gained a good citizen in Mr. McKibben. Howard & Collins were the sale agents.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

DIED. Mrs. Mary Turner died Wednesday night of consumption. Her remains were taken to Linn County, Missouri, for interment, Thursday. Rev. Walker preached the funeral sermon at the residence in the first ward. Mrs. Turner was 32 years of age. Her demise left three little motherless children in the world and a bereaved husband. Mr. Turner is an employee of A. T. & S. F. Road.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

J. M. Fontaine, residing two miles east of town on the Ed. Bird farm, wakened up Thursday morning and discovered that a span of mules and a team of horses were missing. As yet, he has been able to learn of their whereabouts. He does not know whether they were stolen or strayed away.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Austin Bailey has demonstrated the fact that two crops of potatoes can be raised in Cowley County in one season. He harvested 16 bushels off a small garden spot and then replanted. Now he is ready to reap his second harvest. The second crop is as good as the first.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

A. F. Huse has opened up his coal yard and is ready for business. Mr. Huse is a young man and the REPUBLICAN hopes he will attain success. His office is on Summit street. Call on him after a perusal of his advertisement in another column.


Canon City, Anthracite, Osage City, Weir City, and Pittsburg.

ALSO Wood, Flour, and Feed.

Office first door north of Skating Rink.

Give me a Call.

Satisfaction Guaranteed.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Owing to the fact that our State Convention convenes on the 6th of this October, I will be unable to adjourn services Lord=s Day night to take part in Union Services, but will hold services morning and evening at the Christian Church.




Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.


J. C. Duncan is very sick this week.

S. P. Gould went to Illinois the first of the week.

BIRTH. A boy babe came to the home of L. Tipton last Saturday night.

Geo. E. Hasie went to Topeka Monday with the Grand Army boys.

P. A. Lorry, of Bolton, Monday, went to Topeka to attend the reunion.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.


W. D. Mowry has been in Topeka this week attending the reunion.

G. W. Miller was in Topeka the first of the week attending the reunion.

Sam Siddall, of Warren, Ohio, is visiting his friend, E. L. McDowell, this week.

Mrs. W. M. Henderson has returned from Chicago with her fall line of millinery.

J. W. Hutchison has been suffering from an attack of malaria for several days past.

D. P. Marshall has investigated the mysteries of the reunion at Topeka this week.

R. E. Grubbs won the silver water pitcher put up by W. B. Thomas, Saturday night.

J. C. Wilcox was over to Anthony last week visiting. He came home Saturday last.

Geo. Whitney left Wednesday on a business trip to Buffalo, New York. He will be gone 30 days.

R. A. Maxey fills the position of bookkeeper in A. V. Alexander & Co.=s lumber office.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Crutchfield, of Bolton Township, a son, Thursday morning.

Phil. Snyder now says, AShake,@ and Awalk in,@ to quinine as he opens his mouth to swallow it.

Douglass Shaw has accepted a position in the Family grocery establishment of Geo. E. Hasie & Co.

Mrs. A. L. Edwards left for St. Louis and Chicago Wednesday to make her annual fall millinery purchase.

Mr. and Mrs. L. McLaughlin came home from Maine Tuesday, where they have been visiting for several weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sleeth left Wednesday for Cleveland, Ohio. They go for the benefit of Mrs. Sleeth=s health.

The Daily Harper Graphic remarks: AMrs. Harry Guy departed on a visiting tour among friends at Arkansas City Monday.@

Little Miss Jessie Miller, niece of tthe junior editor, has been sick for several days past with an attack of typho-malaria.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Farrar, accompanied by Geo. Farrar, brother of H. P. and F. W. Farrar, arrived from Maine Monday.

George Gregory, assistant Chilocco school farmer, left Thursday morning for Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where he has tone to attend college.

Mrs. A. G. Heitkam left Wednesday for a visit to her former home, Indianapolis. Miss Clara will keep house during her mother=s absence.

Ed Kingsbury has given up keeping house by himself. Look out for the associated press dispatches in the REPUBLICAN a few weeks hence.

Maj. Searing and F. J. Hess visited New Kiowa the latter part of last week. Kind readers, question the Major for the particulars of the trip.

Maudie Benedict returned from Winfield, Wednesday last, where she had been visiting her cousin, Hope Maurer, and their little friends.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.


BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Schiffbauer, Tuesday morning, twins, of the feminine gender. Unfortunately one was still-born. The surviving babe and mother are improving.

Rev. S. B. Fleming and Mrs. Fleming left Monday for a ten days trip to Emporia and Topeka. At Emporia Rev. Fleming will attend the Presbytery, and at Topeka, the Synod of Kansas.

B. T. Doddridge, of Topeka, was in the city yesterday and made arrangements with T. H. McLaughlin for one of his new business rooms as soon as completed. Mr. Doddridge will open up a grocery store.

MARRIED. Alex. Wood and Miss Ernestine Conrad, who were married last week by Rev. Fleming, at Winfield, have gone to housekeeping. Alex. is an employee of the Star Meat Market and a shouting Republican. May joy always be his.

J. C. Henderson, who came here from Missouri some ten days ago, purchased a half interest in the meat market of Beatty Bros. The REPUBLICAN hopes the new firm will continue in the good work of dealing out tender beef steak as of yore.

Frank Grosscup, salesman in A. A. Newman & Co.=s store, left for New Jersey, Wednesday. His sister, Miss Florence, will go also as soon as Messrs. Newman & Co., can employ an assistant to fill her position. That state will be their future home.

The family of J. W. Hull, the pharmacist at Mowry & Sollitt=s drug store, arrived in the city Thursday from Kentucky. Mr. Hull has rented a residence and will commence housekeeping immediately. J. V. is happy since the arrival of his loved ones.

TO BE MARRIED. W. H. Nelson, of the firm of Meigs & Nelson, left for Rockville, Indiana, Wednesday. He will be gone until about the 1st of November, when he will return with his bride. He will be married Oct. 20. The new couple on their arrival in the city will stop at the residence of O. Ingersoll for a time. The REPUBLICAN extends to them its best wishes.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

W. H. Merritt, a man from Wilson County, who has been down in the Territory for some time, passed through Arkansas City this week. While enjoying the society of two boon companions, Thos. Molone [? WONDER IF IT IS REALLY MALONE?] and T. Richards, the trio became considerably inflated with Abudge.@ They went into Blubaugh=s billiard hall to play a game of pool and during the game became involved in a dispute. The quarrel waxed warm between Molone and Merritt, and finally resulted in the former knocking the latter down with a billiard cue. The marshal arrested the combatants, and then Merritt had a state warrant made out for the arrest of Molone and Richards, charging them with relieving him of $70. Molone and Richards were searched and on their persons were found some $60. They were held in custody until Thursday morning when they were taken before Judge Kreamer for trial. This ended the matter. The prosecuting witness, Merritt, failed to put in his appearance, he having skipped out. This made Justice Kreamer mad, and he forthwith sent the constable in pursuit of Merritt, who overtook him about five miles north of town and brought him back. The Judge made him pay all costs and turned the prisoners loose.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Teams and vehicles have been fording the Arkansas River at this place all week, and no accident occurred until Thursday morning, when Mr. and Mrs. Lewis started across, driving a pony to a buggy. When part way across the pony struck quicksand and got down. The alarm was given and large crowds from town started down to the rescue; but before anyone on foot reached the river, somebody nearby went out in a boat and helped Mrs. Lewis from the buggy. The pony was got out and the party went on to the Winfield Fair, none the worse for their fright. The Arkansas is rather a treacherous stream, and it is not safe to ford anywhere, especially with a light horse and any kind of a load. Oxford Register.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Wednesday afternoon, in fraternity hall, mugwump Democracy held their primary pow wow. Friends, it was astonishing what a select crowd was in attendance. Just cast your eye on the following array of talent, which goes to the county convention today.

M. B. Vawter and Judge McIntire were chosen delegates from the first ward; Austin Bailey and Dr. Westfall, alternates. In the second ward, Ex-Street Commissioner Jim Moore and Dr. J. W. Sparks were made delegates and Pat Franey and Tom Braggins, alternates. The third ward, Jas. Benedict and J. M. Collins were denominated delegates, and Wyatt Gooch and E. Elerding, alternates. Fourth ward: Delegates,

D. A. McIntire and Hon. E. C. Gage; alternates, John C. Willoughby and Capt. H. M. Maidt. Billy Gray and G. W. Ford were made delegates at large and C. T. Thurston and D. J. Buckley, alternates. Judge McIntire was chairman of the meeting and Edward C. Gage, secretary. A new departure was made in the convention. The delegates were left uninstructed. How are they to vote intelligently?


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

R. A. Houghton has once more donned the active business harness. Tuesday he purchased the grocery establishment of J. W. Hutchinson & Sons. The consideration was a 240 acre farm in Montgomery County. While we do not like to witness the Hutchinson boys= retirement from business, yet we are glad to note that they are succeeded by a gentleman who will so well perpetuate the business commenced by them. Mr. Houghton has been a resident of Arkansas City for 13 years, and being engaged in mercantile pursuits the most of that time, he enjoys an extensive acquaintance. His friends and acquaintances gladly welcome him back to the turmoil of an active business life. Rob and Ed Hutchinson will remain with Mr. Houghton, and their smiling countenances will make all the old customers of J. W. Hutchinson & Sons feel perfectly at home. Frank Hutchinson will rusticate, or, perhaps, better still, will get married. We wish all good luck.



Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

An exchange up the Santa Fe road a short distance copies that portion of our remarks concerning the seduction of young girls, brought about by attending the skating rink. The exchange says:

AWe know of a case at Wichita where a young lady was ruined by a man who was comparatively a stranger in the city, and whom afterward married the girl at the suggestion of her irate father. We have said, and say now, without fear of being successful contradicted, that the skating rinks as carried on in some places are nothing more nor less than dens of infamy, of the very worst type. They are far more dangerous than the public ball room; they not only rob some young lady, and older ones, too, of that which she should prize more than life--her virtue, but in many instances injures her health as many eminent physicians can testify.@

We would credit our brother of the quill with his thoughts, but he failed to credit ours to the REPUBLICAN. We believe in doing unto others as they do unto us in a case of this kind.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

School will begin Monday with the following teachers.

Miss Cora Cretcher, Principal Central Building.

Miss Florence Patterson, 4th and 5th grades.

Miss Eva Collins, 2nd and 3rd grades.

Luelle Ferris, 1st grade.

Miss Belle Everett, Principal, High School.

Joe Bryan, Assistant Principal, High School.

Miss Jennie Peterson, 6th and 7th grades.

Miss Nellie Cunningham, 4th and 5th grades.

Mrs. Theaker, and Miss Lizzie Wilson, 2nd and 3rd grades.

Miss Lucy Walton, 1st grade.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Voters of Creswell Township will take notice that at the coming election there will be two polling places: One at the schoolhouse in district No. 30--known as the Parker Schoolhouse; the other at the schoolhouse in district No. 6--known as the Jack-oak Schoolhouse. Voters of the township will be entitled to cast their vote at either precinct.

F. M. VAUGHN, Township Trustee.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

Senator Plumb informed the editor of this paper, the other day, that bills for opening the Neutral Strip to settlement passed both houses of congress last winter, but as each bill was separate, neither became a law. The senator had no doubt that a bill of that kind will become a law next winter. A law was passed attaching the strip to Kansas for judicial purposes in the federal courts, which is now in force. The senator says that the pre-emption and timber culture laws will be repealed by congress next winter. The land on the Neutral Strip will be subject to homesteading. Whenever this land is opened to settlement, there will be a great rush thither and every quarter section will soon be claimed. There are now probably two hundred thousand head of cattle, which, like their predecessors, the buffaloes, will have to seek other claims upon the approach of civilization. Senator Plumb says that the government concedes no claims to this strip by the Indians. Cowboy.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.


DIED. Mrs. Martha A. Lowe died at her home, two miles west of Macon, Friday, Sept. 11, 1885. She was sick for a good while and death, only, could relieve her. She was born near Nashville, Illinois, April 13, 1821. She was converted while but a child and remained a consistent member of the M. E. Church until death. She was married Feb. 14, 1839, to her husband, Capt. G. F. Lowe, who survives her. She has ever been a faithful wife and devoted mother. She raised a large family of children, six boys and four girls. She taught each child how to trust in Jesus and her last words were loving invitations to meet her in Heaven, toward which her hands were outstretched when death delivered her from this world of pain and sorrow. Her remains were interred in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Illinois, Mr. Lowe and all the children attending them at the final resting place. Macon Record.

The deceased was the mother of A. G. Lowe, of this city.


Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

AD. WILLIE WILSON, Second-handed Clothing Store.

Cleaner and Repairer.

Coloring Done in All Different Colors.

Office four days north of the Central Avenue Hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


To Be Made Headquarters for Boomers as They Pass Into Their

Chosen Land.

Highways to be Surveyed from This City to Oklahoma.

Thursday a subscription paper was circulated to raise capital for the purpose of aiding the boomers in opening up Oklahoma and to survey two highways from this city direct south into the heart of that fertile region. The amount of money to be raised is $500, and when a representative of the REPUBLICAN saw the paper, it was not far from that sum. The boomers prefer this city to any other for a starting point, and if our citizens will aid them to a small extent, they will come here. We are told by good authority that it will not be long until another move will be made into that country with a view to settlement. The multitude will not be composed of boomers entirely, but many citizens of the state will join in the raid. Now is thought to be an opportune moment, and they will strike while the iron is hot.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


Marriage of Ed. L. Kingsbury and Miss Etta M. Barnett.

Again has one of Arkansas City=s maidens gracefully yielded to the old, old story, soft and gentle now as in days primeval, whispered first in Eden, and rippling down the centuries of time, ever forming the destinies of a maiden. Cupid has shot his dart once more with an unerring alto. What a mighty lever is love! A glance from the eye of a chosen one thrills to the inmost core, and the gentle accents of the being upon whom a man had linked his highest hopes falls upon the ear like a chime of bells at eventide. It was ever thus and will be until time eternal.

The marriage of Miss Etta Barnett to Ed. L. Kingsbury on Wednesday evening last at the residence of the bride=s parents calls forth the above musings. The ceremony took place at 8:30 p.m., and was performed by Rev. J. O. Campbell before a number of invited guests, composed of intimate friends and relatives. The bride and groom were looking their best, as is usual on such occasions, and they bore themselves bravely during the trying ordeal, which made them one. Hearty congratulations from those present followed. Then came the repast to which full justice was done and many encomiums were showered upon the hostess for thus furnishing such an elegant repast. At the conclusion of the merry-making, the guests departed for their respective homes and the newly married couple repaired to their abode at rooms in the Chapel building, which had been made ready to receive them by the groon.

The groom, Ed. L. Kingsubry, is one of the proprietors of the City Book Store. Young, enterprising, industrious, sober, and affable. May he never regret the step he has taken.

The bride, Miss Etta M. Barnett, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Barnett; is young, intelligent, warm-hearted, and will make Mr. Kingsbury a frank and loving wife.

The REPUBLICAN, speaking for the entire community, offers the well wishes of all to the new couple. Should clouds ever encompass them, may they fade away and the beams of love illuminate their daily walks. Tto them:

AThe world=s rough strife is done,

Close wedded by the mystic word

Their hearts and souls are one.@

The following is a list of presents.

Eva Phillips, of El Dorado, set of hand painted satin tidies.

Mr. and Mrs. O. Ingersoll, silver card receiver.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cavis [? Davis?], bread plate.

Mr. and Mrs. Cal. Dean, linen table-cloth and one dozen napkins.

Charles Chapel and Minnie Stewart, silver sugar bowl and creamer.

Effie Barnett, Des Moines, Iowa, pair linen towels.

Lute Coombs and Annie Meigs, parlor stand lamp.

Mrs. Geo. Howard, bed spread and pair linen towels.

Frank Barnett, silver pie and cake knife.

Mrs. B. L. Kingsbury, Burlington, Kansas, linen table cloth and one dozen napkins.

Mrs. Martines, Newark, New Jersey, linen towel.

Lizzie Kingsbury, Burlington, Kansas, silver butter knife.

Mr. B. L. Kingsbury, Burlington, Kansas, check for $500.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Barnett, chamber set.

Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Spray, canary bird and cage.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Cowley County As seen Away From Home.

The Indianapolis Evening Minute gave the exhibit of Cowley County at the Indiana State Fair this meritorious send-off.

ACowley County, Kansas, comes to the front with a display that is unparalleled in the history of our fairs, and the show is more marvelous when we learn the entire exhibit is from this one county alone, and not gathered up from the entire state. To enumerate more particularly, there are forty-seven varieties of apples alone, seven varieties of pears, and an endless profusion of peaches and grapes, mammoth melons, and enormous pumpkins, corn, wheat, oats, rye, and barley, and many other items that must be seen to be fully appreciated. As this exhibit is intended more to advertise Cowley County, it has been placed in charge of representative men, including Capt. P. A. Huffman, well known citizen of Indiana, who now makes Kansas his home; J. F. Martin, president of the Cowley County Agricultural Society; S. P. Strong, vice president; and J. D. Guthrie, one of the directors. The moral tone of the county is exemplified in the fact that prohibition of the liquor traffic is strictly enforced, schools and churches abound on every side, and the emigrant leaving his home in the east for Cowley County finds that instead of moving into the wilderness, he has only exchanged one civilization for another and perhaps a better one.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Out on $7,000 Bail.

The case of the State against Henry Mowry, charged with the murder of J. P. Smith at Arkansas City in August, came up before Judge Dalton Monday afternoon, and was continued to the next term of the District Court and the defendant admitted to $7,000 bail. The Courier says the State=s evidence as given at the preliminary examination was presented to the Court by the defending attorneys, to show a bailable case; County Attorney Asp, holding out against. In addition to the stenographic evidence, Senator Jennings, who had examined the Godfrey premises at Arkansas City, put a new phase on the matter by swearing that Mowry fired into Godfrey=s house through the window of a room in which he couldn=t help but know, being familiar with the house, neither Godfrey nor his wife were in, with no possible show of hitting them, indicating that the shots were for a scare. Asp claimed positive evidence of deliberation in the fact that Mowry halted Smith three times before he shot, warning him each time; Smith had no visible weapon and was the only one in close pursuit--if not almost the only one in pursuit at all. The defense argued that Mowry=s terrible fear made deliberation impossible, and that the shot was the result of momentary passion--could be nothing else from the evidence. The court held that the evidence was not sufficient to prove premeditation and deliberation. The bond was brought down to Arkansas City Tuesday and filled [? Filed?]. Henry Mowry came home Tuesday evening.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Car-load after car-load of merchandise is arriving in this city daily. Our merchants are laying in large stocks, and everything has the appearance of great improvement in business. Not only is this so in this city but throughout the republic. The money that has been lying idle for the last two years is commencing to circulate in seeking investment. These latter remarks are based on the reports and tenor of the eastern press. Therefore, we have no hesitancy in saying to our readers, times will now gradually improve, and the idle factories throughout the country will soon be in full blast.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Peter Pearson, that enterprising furniture man, showed a representative of the REPUBLICAN a valuable invention Wednesday. It was a carpet exhibitor. It is used for showing how carpets will appear when down in a room from samples. It is large enough to exhibit any design of carpet. The exhibitor is composed of mirrors arranged on the inside of a handsome walnut frame about 28 inches square and a foot deep. It makes the sample displayed appear as large as a full sized carpet spread in a room.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Ad. Fresh Chocolate cream, caramels, Taffy, Butter Scotch, Fruit and Nut candies, at Hamilton & Pentecost.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Ad. PUMPS, at G. W. Miller & Co.=s.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


The Democratic Convention Very Tame Indeed--No Competition


The democrats of Cowley County met at the courthouse Saturday to go through the same old farce of nominating a county ticket to be easily defeated by the Republicans--a sequel inevitable in grand old Republican Cowley. About fifty delegates were present, with a small audience of visitors. J. T. Andrews, of Maple City, was chosen chairman and Ed Gage secretary. Everything was as tranquil as a May morning. The office went around hunting its man, as usual in Democratic conventions in Cowley. Nobody could smell meat, and didn=t care to sacrifice themselves on the party altar. The convention was exceedingly tame--no opposition whatever. The following nominations were unanimously made.

For Sheriff: Capt. C. G. Thompson, of Arkansas City.

Treasurer: Rudolph Hite, of Dexter.

Register of Deeds: John Ledie, of Burden.

County Clerk: Fred C. Hunt, of Winfield.

Coroner: Dr. T. B. Tandy, of Winfield.

Surveyor: J. W. Weeks, of Udall.

The Democratic County Central Committee for the coming year stands as follows.

Arkansas City: Geo. R. Westfall, T. E. Braggins, Peter Wyckoff, and C. M. McIntire.

Winfield: Capt. Gary, H. S. Silvers, Geo. Crippen, and J. B. Lynn.

Creswell: W. J. Abbott.

East Bolton: Amos Walton.

Cedar: Martin Dale.

Dexter: W. J. Hardwick.

Richland: R. W. Stevens.

Harvey: J. A. Primrose.

Maple: A. J. Walck.

Omnia: E. Harned.

Windsor: G. W. Gardenhire.

Silverdale: O. S. Gibson.

Silver Creek: John Ledie.

Tisdale: ______ Bacon.

Sheridan: W. M. Smith.

Spring Creek: J. L. Andrews.

Walnut: J. R. Smith.

Vernon: J. Scott Baker.

Ninnescah: E. M. Buffington.

Pleasant Valley: [LEFT BLANK].

Rock: Jeff Williams.

Fairview: H. C. Shock.

Beaver: Garnett Burke.

Liberty: M. Calkins.

Otter: Wm. Gammon.

The committee met, after the convention adjourned, and elected Capt. S. G. Gary, of this city, chairman, and C. M. McIntire, of Arkansas City, secretary.

The delegates of the 2nd commissioners district also met and unanimously selected Amos Walton for commissioner.

Walter Seaver, of the Winfield Telegram, was the only fellow who could write, and his chicken scratches would make Horace Greeley faint, could he see them.

Ye Gods! Compare the two tickets!! The kid against the staunch old soldier; corpulency against the big hearted, eloquent, and public spirited Tom Soward; a man almost unknown against the popular and enterprising Capt. Nipp, an old soldier and a patriot--and so on clear through.

It was as tame and timid as a little lamb, but when the election is over the candidates will think it too darned easy to be Alammed.@ AI didn=t know he was a Democrat,@ is the expression regarding several of the nominees. >Twas ever thus. When did a Democrat convention find timber enough in their own ranks.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Winfield is the boss prohibition city in the state, where a red nose is prima facia evidence of intoxication, and a rank breath positive evidence. A Winfield gentleman in attendance on the fair Wednesday was seen later in the evening very close to a beer barrel, which he embraced with a fraternal care, fearing lest it might be taken away. Old Win held to it as one of the luxuries of wicked Wichita, until invited to a seat in the police court. It was a mixed question with the court whether to assess a fine on him or not, as it was not strictly speaking, a drunk in the Wichita acceptation of the term; though he had a red nose, and his mouth had a graveyard tone, the court still hesitated. It might be good evidence in Winfield, but in Wichita it took a little more to weigh down the cooler side of the scales. But when the policeman making the arrest recounted how he had followed him by the light of that nose, and seen him walk on both sides of the street at the same time, and hug the lamp post and call him APatric ma bhoy,@ the court stopped him and assessed the usual $3 and costs. Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

A Clean Sweep.

The Aoffensive partisans@ continue reign. In the Tuesday=s list of presidential appointments we find:

M. N. Sinnott, Arkansas City, vice J. C. Topliff, resigned.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

E. Ellis, the father of Pitts Ellis, A. W. and C. W. Dean, of Cumming County, Nebraska, have moved to Arkansas City. All three gentlemen brought their families along. They want to be at the gateway to Oklahoma when that country is opened up. They say there are more to follow them here from that region.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

M. Anderson is painting his house, and also fixing it up in other respects to make it pleasing to the eye.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

The following from the Howard Hornet is enough to chill the blood of a Sioux warrior.

AThe greatest act of criminal negligence and most flagrant violation of filial duty, that we have heard or read of has just come to our knowledge. It makes us shudder as we think of the magnitude of the crime, and causes us to propound the momentous question: Are we men? In an out building standing between the Courthouse was found by accident, an old man, who had evidently lived his three score years and ten. Feeble age had already claimed him for its victim and starvation had seized him with its strong hands. Men thronged our streets going to and fro, and the sun was shining as bright as the noonday tide; yet he knew it not, for he was blind. The only contents of the room were a few rags, upon which he was lying in a half conscious state gasping for the breath of life. He was about destitute of clothing and so weak and feeble as to be unable to molest the flies which had so completely covered his face as to destroy recognition. How long the poor man had been in that condition, no one seems to know, and those who should seem most interested do not seem to care. As citizens we feel humiliated that one in the very midst of our fair city and under the dome of the temple of justice should suffer for the want of the sustenance of life. But how revolting and shocking to our nature we learned that man was the father of Fount Denton, a respectable, well to do farmer in Union Center Township, and George Denton, formerly engaged in the livery and hotel business in this city. Men who have heretofore enjoyed the confidence of their neighbors and whose tables are sumptuously supplied with the necessaries of life. How they could find it in their heart of hearts to smite a father in his weakness and assume indifference to him who is flesh of their flesh and blood of their blood, >passeth our comprehension.= All good citizens denounce their acts in the strongest terms, and, that they should be held responsible for criminal negligence, should be but a just retribution to the ingrate sons.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Frank Lockley, the Acrank@ attached to the organ down in the cellar across the way, grinds off about three columns this week, with ADick Howard@ for a subject as usual. Take out what he has to say of the now almost famous Dick Howard and the Traveler is devoid of all reading, except the ready set matter that is shipped in from Kansas City in big boxes at an expense of 25 cents per column. Keep it up, neighbor, we enjoy it. >Tis not often Dick Howard has seen his name in print so frequently. True it is, the notoriety comes from a cheap institution, but it is better than none at all. But hold, Fred, we thought you wanted Apeace.@ Ah, we see now, you want Apieces.@ But you won=t get them. If you want the REPUBLICAN to advertise you, you must pay for it in advance. Sorry to say, by what we have done already, Fred, we have raised you from obscurity. It is wearisome to the intellectual powers to have to deal with such Abalderdash.@

P. S. This squib will cause that thrilling and blood-curdling love story, entitled ADick Howard, or the youthful contemporary who poured water on the brain of Fred Lockley,@ to be continued in next week=s Traveler. The story occupies about three columns of space per week. Next week, usual size. Back numbers of the Traveler containing the romance can be obtained at the city book store, where they have been on sale--never sold--ever since the present management assumed control. Story concluded when Dick Howard is dead.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

A Card.

The unadulterated liar who has occasioned the report that we employ a workman on our cellar at fifty cents per day, can be satisfied that we paid $1.25 by inquiring of our workers.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

L. D. Davis, and family, have removed to Arkansas City from Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory, and are occupying the residence lately built by Mr. Davis in the Fourth Ward. Mr. Davis is a son-in-law of Maj. L. E. Woodin, and until lately has had charge of the Pawnee schools. A Democrat has succeeded him.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Tuesday morning the news came that Martin N. Sinnott had been appointed postmaster of Arkansas City, vice James C. Topliff, resigned. Later the associated press dispatches confirmed it; the news to a large portion of the Democrats was like a thunderclap. If a cyclone had struck them, their surprise could not have been greater. They were paralyzed, speechless, and heart-broken. James C. Topliff, during his career as postmaster, has been an efficient officer, and we are sorry to see his head decapitated. Martin N. Sinnott is a hard shell Democrat, a regular moss-back, yet we believe he will make a good and trustworthy p.m. But after all it will be somewhat humiliating to have to get your mail from a Democrat after being treated so handsomely by Republican officials for 24 years. Sinnott=s appointment dates from the 1st day of October. Since his wind-fall, he has never come around with cigars; but we have patience.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


The concert which was to have been given last evening had to be postponed on account of one of the main singers being unable to take part, and also by sickness in the family of the violinist. We hope to have a much larger and finer programme at the Opera House in about two weeks. Proceeds to go toward building an M. E. Parsonage. Further notice will be given.


MRS. HENDRICKS. Committee.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


Hamilton & Pentecost are now making finest Home Made Candy.

J. F. Hoffman is now paying the highest market price for good wheat.

In order to make our town more attractive, we should have sidewalks constructed on all our principal streets.

H. B. Calef has secured a building and will start up his laundry again next week. He will have his office on Summit street.

The Kansas City and Southwestern railroad reached Winfield Wednesday. The company will likely give an excursion and big demonstration soon. They mean to push the track now without delay to Arkansas City.

Mrs. W. M. Henderson since here return from the east has placed on exhibition her purchases of fall millinery. She has all the new styles in hats, trimmings, etc. Her millinery establishment is on North Summit, as handsome a one as we have seen in Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


TO BE MARRIED. Since our last issue Judge Gans is responsible for the following certificates of matrimonial felicity.

Alfred Rice and Harriet A. Babb.

John Solomon and Maggie Richardson.

John W. Orand and Ora Irwin.

Martin G. Edward and Sarah J. Moore.

P. H. Marsh and Luella Bonnewell.

Oscar Cochran and Fannie C. Headrick.

Grant W. Kinkade and Annie Cox.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


The gymnasium opened up again Wednesday evening.

For a handsome lot of paintings and chromos, go to C. W. Ransom=s.

Sidewalks will beautify our streets, and make our homes more valuable.

O. C. Hardway, a jeweler, now occupies a window in S. F. Steinberger=s new drug store with his shop.

Parties knowing themselves to be indebted to Beatty Bros., will confer a favor by calling and settling their account.

The REPUBLICAN was mistaken about V. M. Ayers turning the flouring mill over to H. N. Higginbotham. The mill is still in their name.

BOARDERS WANTED. Good board by the day or week can be had at the residence of Mrs. W. D. Johnson, formerly known as Bright Side. Terms reasonable. Day boarders preferable.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

In another column appears the statement of the First National Bank of Arkansas City. It presents a grand showing although but one quarter has passed. It compares admirably with any like institution in the state.



(Successors Cowley County Bank, July 6, 1885.)


Loans and Discounts ...... $168,452.72

Overdrafts ............... 867.80

U. S. Bonds .............. 12,600.00

Premium on Bonds ......... 2,734.37

Current Expenses ......... 1,033.75

Due from U. S. Treasurer . 562.50

Cash with Banks $48,593.71

Cash on Hand $32,725.79 81,322.50

TOTAL RESOURCES: $267,473.64


Capital ................. $ 50,000.00

Undivided Profits ....... 5,047.55

Circulation ............. 11,250.00

Deposits ................ 201,176.00



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

The REPUBLICAN may not sparkle with its usual amount of news this week, because the editors have not had the time to devote to gathering up the items. The senior editor has had a sick sister and the junior a sick wife. It is pretty hard work to act in the capacity of a nurse, cook, and editor at the same time.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Our Democratic friend, Peter Wyckoff, announces the fact through the columns of the REPUBLICAN that he will close out his stock of dry goods, clothing, etc., but not his grocery. He intends to make a change in his business, so now is your chance to secure your bargains. See his ad in another column.


All Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises, etc.


We anticipate a change in our business and are obliged to get rid of that portion of our stock.

Overcoats worth $10, for $5.

Undercoats worth $8, for $5.

Pants worth $5, for $3.

Trunks worth $8, for $5.

We will also sell you GROCERIES As cheap as the cheapest FOR CASH. No Humbug, We Mean What We Say. Our Stock Must and Will be Sold, At Some Price.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Ira Barnett now has his office in the room between the Arkansas City Bank and Peter Wyckoff=s mercantile establishment. If you have hogs and cattle for sale, call on our staunch friend, Ira Barnett, and you will find a buyer. The Arkansas City Roller Mill Co., also have an office in the same room.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

It is no unusual thing to see from six to seven hundred teams upon the streets of Arkansas City at one time. Sometimes the streets are jammed so much that the denizens of the city grumble at the difficulty experienced when crossing the streets, in keeping out of the way of the innumerable vehicles.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


On Monday evening quite a number of neighbors and friends gathered at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Cunningham for the purpose of witnessing the bloom of the night blooming cereus. The bud began to unfold early in the evening, and by eleven o=clock, it had reached the zenith of its beauty.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

The thirteenth regular yearly meeting of the library association met in the High School building, October 8, 1885. All business brought before was the election of the officers, which was as follows.

President: Alvan Sankey.

Vice President: Miss Carrie Rice.

Librarian: Prof. J. C. Weir.

Assistant Librarian: H. G. Vaughn.

Treasurer: H. S. Maxwell.

It is earnestly hoped the members will take more interest in the association, nd will make their interest manifest, by favoring it with their presence at the next meeting.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


H. P. Standley is collector for the mercantile establishment of S. Matlack.

Philip Jones, of the first ward, received papers for his back pension this week. He got $1,050.

When the K. C. & S. W. Railway reaches Arkansas City, what an impetus it will bring with it. Our building boom will be ten times greater than it is now.

The Democrat, in its last issue, spat saliva all over Sinnott and swallowed him gracefully as the new postmaster. It may now be appropriately dubbed Sinnott=s organ.

Quite a number of the members of the Christian Church met last Monday night at the church and endorsed Rev. Witt in his work during the past year, and made a unanimous call for him to stay another.

The Kansas City and Southwestern are running a through coach to St. Louis via the St. San Francisco line. There will be no change of cars between Winfield and St. Louis, and only one change between Winfield and New York.

[DOES NOT MAKE SENSE: St. San Franciso line???]

Rev. Walker, who has been attending the Baptist Association held in Winfield this week, will be home today, bringing with him a minister from the association who will occupy his pulpit tomorrow. Everybody invited to attend.

The Wichita M. E. Conference will convene at the M. E. Church in this city next Tuesday and continue Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday evening there will be preaching by Rev. Hudson, pastor of the First

M. E. Church of Wichita. There will be services each evening.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Tuesday O. S. Gibson, residing in Silverdale Township, left home early in the morning to go to the territory to see his herd of cattle. The distance was 20 miles. He drove down, saw every animal in his herd, and returned home by 8:30 p.m. In order to see his cattle, he had to drive several miles in hunting them. Mr. Gibson thinks this is an extraordinary big days work.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

J. F. Henderson and D. R. Beatty made a big cattle purchase Wednesday. They bought 206 head of fat cattle and the brand of Shepard & Dixon. The consideration was $4,500; 135 head were fat three year old steers, and will be slaughtered by Beatty & Henderson for their meat market. This is the largest cattle transaction that has occurred for some time.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Rev. Fleming and wife returned Wednesday from a ten days trip to Emporia and Topeka, where they attended the Presbytery of Emporia and Synod of Kansas. Rev. Fleming was made Moderator of the Synod of Kansas for one year. This is a distinguished honor and one that the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of this city no doubt highly appreciates.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Last Saturday afternoon the owners of the colts sired by Rob Roy last season held a colt show at Fairclo=s livery barn. Numerous good colts were exhibited, but it was decided that Geo. Perry, of East Creswell, had the best animal. The colt was four months old and weighed 550 pounds. W. D. Crawford, the owner of Rob Roy, and Mr. Perry brought the colt around to the REPUBLICAN office to allow the horse editor to pass his judgment on it. It was the finest colt we have seen in Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

J. D. Guthrie, of Bolton Township, is the Republican nominee for County Commissioner from the second district of this county. He is eminently fit for the office, being a man of sound judgment, well acquainted with the ways of the world, and with the wants of the county; intelligent, enterprising, and at the same time economical. He is a farmer and deeply in sympathy with the taxpayers and will make a good commissioner. As this district is largely Republican, we expect to see Mr. Guthrie elected by a handsome majority.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Last Saturday while workmen were engaged in excavating the cellar for Kroenert & Austin=s building, they plowed up a case of beer. It was buried five or six feet down in the earth, and several bottles were broken when the plow disclosed the hidden beer to view. Parties tasted of it and pronounced it first-class. The supposition is that at one time an old cellar on the building site had been filled in and the beer had been covered up. It must have been buried seven or eight years. There were a dozen of well preserved bottles of Anhausier. Age had not hurt it in the least.

[Anhausier?? Was this a forerunner of Anhauser Busch? NOT REALLY SURE OF THE SPELLING OF ANHAUSER!]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.


J. L. Howard has been very sick this week.

Rev. W. H. Harris went to Lawrence Thursday.

J. D. Guthrie came home from Indianapolis Tuesday.

Miss Mary Shindel is visiting in the city from Belle Plaine.

S. C. Lindsay was up to Wichita a couple of days this week.

G. W. Herbert, who had been visiting in Iowa, came home Wednesday.

George Wallace, of Winfield, was in the city Wednesday.

Mrs. C. C. Sollitt has been very sick for ten days past. She is improving slowly.

Miss Eva Philips came down from El Dorado Thursday to attend the wedding of her friend, Miss Etta M. Barnett.

Campbell Duncan, who has been visiting friends and relatives in Flat Rock, Illinois, returned home one week ago yesterday.

Mrs. J. W. Ruby is away on a visit to friends in Jewel County and Nebraska, this week. J. W. Is now a Alone widder.@

Geo. Dresser, our new photographer, went up into the state of Iowa this week to bring his wife to her Arkansas City home.

John Ingliss, of Eddy=s drug store, who has been back to his old Kentucky home on a visit, returned the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Spray went to Lawrence Thursday to attend the annual conference of the Friend=s church of Kansas.

Kendall Smith has joined his family here and remains with them. He is no longer blacksmith at Ponca Agency. A Democrat succeeds him.

Dr. J. M. Wright, after thoroughly investigating the western counties of Kansas, returned to Arkansas City, satisfied that there was no place like home and Cowley County.

J. A. McCormick took charge of Mr. Kelly=s photograph gallery in Winfield last week, while the latter was in Topeka. AJim@ came back Monday to resume his duties in Mr. Dresser=s gallery.

Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Kingsbury, of Burlington, Kansas, have been visiting in the city this week. They were here for the purpose of witnessing the marriage of their son, Ed. L. Kingsury to Miss Etta M. Barnett.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

The Exposition.

The above is the title chosen by the ladies of the M. E. Aid Society for their entertainments, which commenced Wednesday, and continued day and evening, concluding last evening. Although the word exposition sounds rather metropolitan, and suggests a New Orleans or a Chicago World=s Fair display; yet, notwithstanding, the REPUBLICAN representative was surprised at the extent and real merit of the display. But before entering the exposition, the gatekeeper must have noticed our famished appearance, and suggested dinner; upon which hint we started in the direction indicated. Being seated, and with the sight and scent of delicacies in all directions, a lady drew near and remarked Aticket.@ Bro. Hoffman had anticipated this emergency, for earlier in the day he had placed in our emaciated hand the little paste board inscribed with the word Adinner.@ The situation then, was money, ticket, or no dinner; and we then realized how absolutely necessary it was to produce the ticket. We found it, and immediately commenced on Mondamin. Bro. Lockley was not so nearly famished as we, and seemed determined to have nothing to do with Mondamin until he had found out its origin, so plied guests and attendants with questions. When last noticed he was brandishing knife and fork with a dexterity and abandon that betokened destruction to Mondamin. Bob. Hutchison said he could only be spared an hour from the store; but he not only consumed the hour but everything else in his reach. Being near him, we feared the management would blame us also, so while his attention was directed toward a big corn pone, we Aglid.@ The dinner was excellent. Under the guidance of Mrs. Henry Endicott, we made the tour of the exposition proper. And by the way, Mrs. Endicott can discourse on the relics and curiosities like a museum attendant. The collection consisted of newspapers and books dating back 200 years, old and curiously shaped dishes, ancient coins, revolutionary relics, and all kinds of curiosities with a whole history attached, while others have no other interest than that they have been family heirlooms for hundreds of years. An old wedding dress, Mrs. Ochs= great-great-grandmother=s, is said to be 233 years old. Mrs. Boudle also has an interesting collection. Mr. Eldridge=s Mexican collection is fine. But space will not permit to notice the many articles of real merit. The concert which was to have come off last evening has been indefinitely postponed on account of sickness of several of the performers. The exposition was a success financially and otherwise.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Frequently, during the short time we have been a resident of Arkansas City, we had heard of the No. 89 literary society. Last winter, when the organization was in successful operation, we heard many reports of the hot debates in which Al. Mowry took such a prominent part. Although our curiosity was excited, we never had an opportunity of gratifying it and verifying these reports until last Thursday evening. A number of the Aboys,@ among whom was a representative of the REPUBLICAN, mounted their gallant steeds on the evening mentioned, and started off for the I. X. L. Schoolhouse. Arriving there in good time, we found a large crowd had already assembled, and, at the time the exercise commenced, every seat was occupied. It was the first time the society had met since last spring. Consequently, many were unprepared, and did not perform with as much excellence as they would have done had they been in practice. The society compares well with other like organizations which we have visited. Music was furnished by the East Bolton brass band and a violinist. The exercises consisted of declamations, select readings, and debate. The question for debate was, AIs protective tariff beneficial to our country?@ It was decided in favor of the negative. We failed to hear the name of the lady who read the paper which is connected with the society and called the Bolton News. We can justly say it was well edited and well arranged; it was newsy, spicy, and witty, and was read with good effect by the editress. We anticipate that this society will, next winter, become a great center of instruction as well as amusement.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

S. C. Lindsay, esquire and notary public of Arkansas City, and the Eagle=s correspondent, is visiting in Wichita and measuring up the fair. Mr. Lindsay called Wednesday to say that Arkansas City=s businessmen are in thorough sympathy with the Eagle=s boom; that Kansas business should be done on Kansas soil, and that the only way to do it is by securing more railroads. Arkansas City is also desirous of pulling with Wichita on the Ft. Smith, Little Rock, and Missippi River scheme. Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

The Johnson Loan & Trust Company will erect a large three-story business house on their lot, just west of the National Bank, in the spring. Hurrah for the metropolis of Cowley County.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

To Teachers. Please notice the change of the Cowley County Teachers= Association at Arkansas City, from October 17 to the 24th.



Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

Cowley County Teachers= Association

Will hold its Second Monthly Meeting at Arkansas City, Oct. 24, 1885. The following is the programme.

1. What are the secrets of success in school government.

Paper: Prof. Gridley; discussion: J. W. Warren and B. Beach.

2. In what respect should recitations in primary classes differ from those in advanced classes?

Paper: Prof. Weir; Discussion: Jessie Stretch and F. E. Haughey.

3. Importance of essay writing; the means to secure it.

Paper: Florence Campbell; Discussion: Florence Patterson and Laura Barnes.

4. Should a knowledge of vocal music be a qualification of the common school teacher?

Paper: Celina Bliss; Discussion: Eva Collins and Chas. Wing.

5. The teacher=s preparation for assigning and conducting a recitation.

Paper: Ella S. Kelly; Discussion: Lida Strong and Maud Pierson.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

A New Idea in Carpets.

The inhabitants of this place and vicinity have long felt the necessity of having a large and better assortment of carpets.

That want is now fully supplied. Having secured the exclusive use of the Patent Carpet Exhibitor, a wonderful invention, which from a half yard sample will show the pattern perfectly matched on a very large room, giving every figure its proper proportion and color (from the combination of reflections). Come and see the great novelty.

And having also made arrangements with one of the largest wholesale carpet houses in St. Louis (with a large line of samples from them), you can get a city assortment to select from embracing many grades and numerous new and choice patterns (some private patterns), such as are generally only kept in large city stores. This plan offers a decided advantage over competitors, as there is no expense carrying stock, allowing the goods to be sold at a less profit than any dealer can selling from the piece. You get what suits you, and are not obliged to buy old patterns or cullings. If you want a carpet, do not fail to call and see this large assortment. It can be had for you on short notice; you can have it made and made right (sewed), if you wish.



Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

J. D. Guthrie has left several fine displays of fruits at different places in the city. One at the real estate agency of Snyder & Hutchinson is exceedingly fine. Of the assortment, there are four Ben Davis apples, which weigh three pounds; four Missouri Pippins, weighing two pounds and two ounces; and four Wine Saps, which weighed two pounds. They are fine samples of what Cowley can do in the fruit line. Mr. Guthrie=s farm is just across the Arkansas River west of Arkansas City in Bolton Township.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

A sad accident occurred to the 8 year old son of F. N. Crane, on Monday, who lives on Grouse Creek. Through a fall from a pony, the boy fractured both bones of his forearm, just above the wrist, the fractured portion of one of the bones protruding through the flesh. Dr. Fowler attended the little fellow.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

Take a ride over the city and see the new residences going up. Then look at the store buildings and say if you dare that Arkansas City is not booming.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

The Democrats have re-nominated Amos Walton for commissioner of the second district. Labor lost.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

The building occupied by D. L. Means is being moved across Central Avenue on lots just opposite where the building stood.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

The weddings which are occurring frequently in our city have caused a raid to be made on Ridenour & Thompson=s large stock of silverware. But they have enough for all. Go and see some stock and prepare for the coming events.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.











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Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

Moving the Cattle.

A special dispatch to the Globe-Democrat from Trinidad, Colorado, tells an incident connected with the removal of the cattle from the Indian Territory.

Rube Baldock, of this city, returned today from the Indian Territory, where he went some two months ago, to help Hunter, Evans & Slattery, of St. Louis, to remove their cattle from the Cheyenne and Arapahoe agency. They had 14,000 head of cattle on the leased lands, which they moved to Kiowa, near the line of Kansas, Texas, and the Indian Territory. The stock was moved in four herds, and Mr. Baldock had charge of them, numbering 2,180 head. He had the advance herd and had no guards or other protection except his own driver. When he camped overnight at a little town on the North Canadian, or Beaver Creek, some sixty miles west of Fort Reno, some Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians ran into his herd and stampeded it. The next morning he moved such cattle as he could gather readily to water at the river and proposed to remain till he could gather the remaining scattered ones; but that morning his outfit was surrounded by thirty or forty Indians, the same that Gen. Sherman had armed for scouts, who demanded money and beef. Mr. Baldock refused the demands, and called on Capt. Randall, United States Army, who was camped not far away with a few colored infantry, for protection. The captain readily responded and immediately went upon the ground with some twenty soldiers, who drew up in line and ordered the Indians to leave. The Indians were stubborn, but the captain brought his men to a ready and advanced about a hundred yards, and gave them a final warning to disperse, instanter, whereupon the hostiles= courage left them and they retreated. Mr. Baldock then moved his outfit some six miles further west, which took him off the reservation, where he camped until he got together, such as he could of the scattered herd, and from there proceeded to his destination without further hindrance. Mr. Baldock=s herd was the only one of the outfit that went off the reservation with the protection of a military guard.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

Mrs. Frankie Morrris, who was convicted of murdering her mother, but was finally allowed another trial, has, it is said been released on a $5,000 bond. The bond suggests the court=s idea of the second verdict.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

Patronize Home Institutions.

The Southern Kansas Railway is a Kansas road and is thoroughly identified with the interests and progress in the state of Kansas and its people, and affords its patrons facilities unequaled by any line in eastern and southern Kansas, running Through Express trains daily between Kansas City and Olathe, Ottawa, Garnett, Iola, Humboldt, Chanute, Cherryvale, Independence, Winfield, Wellington, Harper, Attica, and intermediate points.

Through Mail trains daily except Sunday between Kansas City, Wellington, and intermediate stations, making close connections at Ottawa, Chanute, and Cherryvale with our train for Emporia, Burlington, Girard, Walnut, and Coffeyville.

Accommodation trains daily, except Sunday, between Kansas City and Olathe and Ottawa.

Remember that by purchasing tickets via the Union depot at Kansas City with through trains to all points, avoiding transfers and changes at way stations. Through tickets can be purchased via this line at any of the regular coupon stations, and your baggage checked through to destination east, west, north, and south.

Pullman Sleepers on all night trains. For further informaqtion, see maps and folders, or call on or address

S. B. HYMES, Lawrence, Kansas.

Gen. Pass. Agt.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.


The Chicago & Alton railroad as a route from Kansas City to Chicago, St. Louis, and the east, offers advantages that are not and cannot be equaled by any other. Its trains start from the Union depot in Kansas City after the arrival of trains from the west, and run through to St. Louis, Bloomington, and Chicago, where connections for all points further east are made in union depots. The Chicago & Alton is the only line running Palace Dining cars to or from Kansas City on both morning and night trains. It makes no extra charges for seats in elegant and comfortable Palace Reclining Chair cars, which are run on all trains. It runs the newest and most superb Pullman Palace Buffet Sleeping Cars. There is no change of cars of any class between Kansas City and Chicago, Kansas City and St. Louis, and St. Louis and Chicago. Tickets via this popular route are on sale at all coupon ticket offices in the United States, and at Arkansas City can be bought of Mr. O. Ingersoll, agent A. T. & S. F. R. R.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

Bolton Items.

Chills. Frost. Cider making. Corn husking.

Don=t forget to make your saurkraut.

Farmers are sowing wheat on account of the fly.

James Willis has sold his farm on the state line, and will leave for California in a short time, where he intends to make his future home. He will offer his stock and farming implements for sale Oct. 21.

Some of the schools have already opened. The schools in East Bolton will be taught by the following gentlemen: No. 89, Geo. Cunningham; No. 141, R. A. Boys; and No. 80, Charles Powell. Districts 89 and 141 have each a new house, while 80 is building one at present, and when completed, will be the largest schoolhouse in the township. It is built of stone, 27 x 42 feet, with 12 foot ceiling. The contractors are Hendon and Sanburne.

The father and mother of Lafayette Bowman paid him a visit during the last few days. They are at present making their home in the Cherokee Nation.

Mr. Thomas Hall and family, of East Bolton, started for Stockton, California, a few days ago. Mr. Hall is in his seventy-first year, but has the vim to think that he can take up government land yet, and fix himself and family a home. Mr. Hall moved to Iowa from Ohio in 1851, when Des Moines was but a small village. He had the misfortune of losing what property he had accumulated and came to Kansas one year ago, having heard of the Oklahoma land, but became discouraged and pulled out for California.

C. S. Weatherholt has moved into his new house, one of the finest in East Bolton. P. A. Dreton will move into his in a short time.

MARRIED. Sam Crown is having more house built since taking unto him a wife.

John Liddle has moved into [LOOKS LIKE A WORD MISSING] on the

W. R. Bronsom farm.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

Items from School District No. 32.

Eds. Republican:

A few notes from this part might not come amiss, or find its way to the wastebasket.

We re-organized our Sabbath school last Sabbath by electing

S. C. Murphy, superintendent; E. E. Stiverson, assistant, and H. G. Vaughn, secretary. Our Sabbath school has been running all summer and has proved quite a success. It is expected to be continued all winter.

School is progressing finely under the management of Prof. Stiverson.

Farmers are now busy gathering corn. It is a great deal better than was expected.

Miss Hattie Lewis, who, for some time, has been suffering from throat disease, is now convalescing.

A. H. Durham has sold his farm to E. Parker. Mr. Durham says he is going to Arizona in the spring, but I guess not.

The people are all much interested in the dispute between the Traveler and the Republican. Quarrel ahead, gentlemen, you are no relation.

School did not commence in the Baldwin district, as was reported. The school board and R. R. Company failed to agree on the freight of some desks; hence, the delay. It will probbly commence Monday and Perkins says he wished they would hurrry up.

R. L. Marshal=s Alate roasting-ear patch@ has given up the ghost.

A lyceum has been organized in this district, meeting every Friday evening. Capt. C. W. Burt, president; E. E. Stiverson, vice president; Miss Emma Campbell, secretary. A grand time is expected this winter.

Several of the country pupils are attending the city schools. They report school is progressing nicely.

Peach cuttings are now a thing of the past. Jack Frost was too much for them.

S. T. Endicott says he don=t want any more hogs. Seven hogs for $125, he says, is too steep. It makes Sam feel bad to pay such prices.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

Ad. A Good Chance TO BUY A HOME Adjoining the town site of Arkansas City. At a Bargain. Will be sold in 30 days. Will take a team and some young stock as part payment. Call on J. C. ARMSTRONG.


Arkansas City Republican, October 10, 1885.

AD. Great, Glorious, Good News!


Our New Stock of FALL AND WINTER GOODS, Is now ready for Inspection and we still continue the Leaders in Low Prices. We invite you to call and we will convince you of this fact.

Look at our New Fall Prints, and Ginghams, New Dress Goods, New Trimmings, New Flannels, New Designs in Carpets, Oil cloths, and Rugs, New Underwear, New Boots and Shoes, NEW CLOTHING, NEW HATS AND CAPS, NEW BLANKETS, AND COMFORTS, AND IN FACT AN ASSORTMENT THAT IS UNSURPASSED.

This is not last chance to secure these bargains as we expect to be here next year, but now in the golden present is a good time to make your selections. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Thanking you for your past generous patronage, we remain

Yours Friends,



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.



The Work of Building Barges to Carry Freight Commenced.



Last week the material for one barge arrived. Monday last E. Palmer, representing the Mid-Continent Boiler Works of Kansas City, arrived with six workmen to set the barge up, and have been employed all this week at it. The barge when put together will be 60 feet long by 16 feet wide with a capacity for carrying 20 tons. It will draw about 3 inches of water when loaded. The Navigation Company have ordered the material for another barge, and they are now determined to have navigation opened up on the Arkansas before fall is over. The steamer, Kansas Millers, will tow the barges downstream. The trouble heretofore experienced will now be avoided. No cargo will be put on the steamer. It will be used to tow the barges, and as it only draws 10 inches of water, no difficulty will be found in navigating the Arkansas. Jas. Hill came home from New York this week and set everything to going. He says the scheme must work and we have no doubt but what it will.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

Homer Deets is a barber by occupation, but Homer will at times wander away from his laborious means of gaining a livelihood. He has a love for the softer sex, and a liking for the manly sports. Last week he determined to tear himself loose from the apron string of his fond dulcina and hie away to the hunting ground of the Indian Territory for a chicken hunt. Thursday morning, bright and early, the would-be-mighty nimrodCif could beCshouldered his (t)rusty Queen Ann rifle, and a bottle of the best bologna to aid digestion, and was gone no one knows where for the space of two days. He came home Saturday morning. During the day a representative of the REPUBLICAN, being without a fortune in his vest pocket, called at the Red Front to obtain a stand-off shave. Homer was giving a recital of his hunting exploits, and the following remarks smote upon our ear as we started to enter: AIf I had killed the one I shot at and the five other chickens I saw, I would have brought home a half-dozen, but you see when the gun went off it scared the first one and it flew away just as I was going to pick it up. Oh, how I wished for a handful of salt. If the gun hadn=t made such a noise when it went off, I would have had that chicken, sure.@ We turned sadly away, preferring to remain unwashed to hearing a continuation of AHomer=s hunting adventures.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

Jas. Nash, Kendall Smith, and Bradford Beall visited Ponca Agency the first of the week. Wednesday the trio had gotten about eight miles out from Ponca, on the way home, when the tongue in the vehicle in which they were riding became detached by a bolt losing out. The team ran away, returning to Ponca. No alternative was afforded our fellow citizens but to walk back to the agency. This they did, and on arriving, they found the team had been taken up and hitched to a post by an Indian. He would not give up the team unless paid $2.50 for his trouble. Messrs. Smith, Nash, and Beall appealed to the Indian police and also the agent, but they both sided with the Indian. The gentlemen were willing to pay the Indian for capturing the team, but did not like to be out of $2.50 when such a slight service was rendered them.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

Since our last issue, Judge Gans has issued the following permits to wed.

James W. Frost and Hannah V. Bannister.

W. D. Kile and Mary R. Kyle.

Chas. F. Keeney and Mary A. Holloway.

Emmet M. North and Eva L. Merril.

Chas. Force and Minnie Holman.

E. L. Kingsbury and Etta M. Barnett.

Robt. P. Hunt and Ella R. King.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

Items from District No. 32.

Pleasant weather for gathering corn.

Farmers have finished sowing wheat and timothy.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Beavers recently started for Newark, New Jersey, their former home. They will return after the holidays.

E. S. Beavers has lost some 20 or 30 hogs with the cholera.

J. S. Nichols, a prominent farmer of east Creswell, recently sold 20 head of steers at $32-1/2 per head. C. W. Burt sold 52 head of two year olds at $26 per head.

P. M. Bilyeu, G. A. Robinson, W. J. Abbott, and S. N. Bilyeu attended the Democratic convention at Winfield; they knew it was of no use, but Peter says there is nothing like keeping the camp fires burning.

Oh, no! That was not a flash of lightning tearing along the road; it was only Andy Robinson with his new Ketchum wagon.

Cas. Endicott recently purchased a span of mules, paying $300 for them. After owning them a short time, he noticed one was ailing. He immediately procured a Veterinary Surgeon, who according to the law, pronounced that there was nothing the matter. Wednesday, Cas. dragged his mule=s hip off. Cause: glanders.

The Luceum at A32" was well attended. It was voted that the society be known as the AAristatolian.@

Look out for wise saying from this district. The question for debate, Friday the 16th, is: Resolved AThat a Spendthrift is a greater detriment to a neighborhood than a Miser.@ Boen Lewis takes care of the affirmative; Sara Campbell sees that the negative is not slaughtered. Instrumental and vocal music will be rendered. Declamations, essays, and select reading will also be in order. The Lyceum is in a prosperous condition and we propose to keep it so.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

A Creswell Township Farm Fruit Display.

John Isom, who owns a farm five miles east of Arkansas City, came into the real estate agency of Howard & Collins Thursday with a bushel of apples. When laid upon a large table, the display was the most beautiful one we ever witnessed in the fruit line. There were several varieties and selecting four from the assortment, weighed them. The combined weight was three pounds and four ounces. The largest one weighed an even pound. There are 150 apple trees in Mr. Isom=s orchards, and he has gathered about 200 bushels from them. He has apple trees in bloom now. He has also a large peach orchard. Peaches were ripened July 1 in his orchard. He has several trees now, the fruit of which will not be matured for two weeks yet. Think of it, readers, ripe peaches from July 1 to Nov. 1. Mr. Isom will realize about $300 from fruit sold from his orchard. Southern Cowley and Creswell Township will down the world for fruit.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

Ran Against a Snag.

The Arkansas City Traveler ran against a snag when it tackled the REPUBLICAN of that city. Brother Lockley seems to have shouldered more than he could Atote.@ The REPUBLICAN editor, not even claiming the age and erudition that sits so gracefully upon the brow of the editor of the Traveler, sailed into the frauds that popped up in Arkansas City and by opposing, ended them. This caused severe criticism from the Traveler, but the REPUBLICAN still keeps the chip on his shoulder. Burden Eagle.

The above is the language of nearly everyone down in this Aneck o= woods.@ Mr. Eagle, too. Many thanks, for the handsome compliments. Glad you recognize the Ayouthful co-temporary=s@ ability.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

Another lot of Dolls from 5 to 99 cents just received; also a lot of Hair brushes both wire and bristle together with many useful household articles at C. W. Ransom=s.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.


Call and see me in my new room.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

Railroad Talk.

We are told by good authority that the K. C. & S. W. Railway will be completed to Arkansas City by the middle of next month. The track is laid through Winfield to the Walnut River south, where a bridge is being constructed. Graders are on this side of the Walnut throwing up dirt, and as soon as the bridge is completed, which will be in about one week, track-layers will commence to extend the iron band towards Arkansas City that is to connect us with the great Gould system of railway. The foreman of the track-laying gang was in the city Saturday last to contract for the boarding of his men, when they arrive near enough Arkansas City. Railroad men will be in our city all fall and the greater part of winter, as considerable time will be consumed in bridging the Arkansas. After that the construction train will run out from our city with men and supplies to the scene of operation, and returning at eventide, until the K. C. & S. W. is completed to the State or Sumner County line. We suppose a station will be located there, but in time Arkansas City will spread out sufficiently to take it into her corporate limits.

The much talked of branch leaving the K. C. & S. W. Road between here and Winfield, known as the Geuda Springs & Caldwell railroad, will not be built this fall. In fact, the REPUBLICAN does not believe now that it will ever be built, unless the junction be formed at Arkansas City and the road be built west from here.

To span as large a stream as the Arkansas River twice for the same railway system within a distance of 10 miles appears to be a needless expenditure of money. By a strong pull and a pull altogether, we can make our town the junction of the K. C. & S. W., and their western extension, regardless of Asp.

We have looked at the call for an election in Walton Township--Geuda Springs--asking for aid, and it says that the road will be constructed within a specified time if Ano legal hindrance@ prevents. This argument should not quiet our solicitude. The people never know where a railroad is going until its completion and operation. The

K. C. & Southwestern might shoot off in that direction with a branch and deprive us of considerable rich trading territory.

Aid is also being asked from Walton Township by the Ft. Smith, Wellington & Northwestern. The road starts at Ft. Smith, Arkansas, passes northwesterly through the Indian Territory and Kansas into Colorado. The road as projected will strike our fair city, Geuda Springs, Wellington, etc., and open up a southern market. Then we can exchange our hogs and flour with the natives of Arkansas for lumber and coal. The company building the road claim that within 18 months it will be constructed. Aid has been voted in several townships in Sumner County already, and elections are called in several other townships along the line. We would think that it would be to the interests of Geudaites to seek this road. This corporation we are told has the right of way through the Territory.

The prediction which we made a short time since that Arkansas City was being looked at by railroad corporations with a longing eye is being fulfilled. Let the good work go on. The REPUBLICAN will continue to shout the glad tidings to the people, and when Arkansas City has grown to be the metropolis of the southwest, we will quit the sounding of our bugle, but not till then.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

County Central Committee.

Meeting of the Republican County Central Committee, held at the office of G. H. Buckman, Oct. 10, 1885, pursuant to a call of the secretary. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. J. C. Long,

E. A. Henthorn, J. R. Sumpter, H. F. Hornady, S. M. Fall, and L. E. Woodin were appointed as an executive committee. It was decided to hold meetings in the different townships of Southern Cowley as follows.

Bolton: Two meetings, Theaker and Mowry schoolhouses.

Cedar: Two meetings, Centennial and Otto schoolhouses.

Creswell: One meeting. Lone Star schoolhouse.

Dexter: One meeting. Dexter schoolhouse.

Otter: One meeting, place to be selected.

Arkansas City: One meeting, Arkansas City.

Beaver: One meeting. Tannehill.

Tisdale: Two meetings, Tisdale and one schoolhouse to be selected.

Liberty: Two meetings, Rose Valley and Prairie Ridge schoolhouses.

Spring Creek: One meeting. Maple City.

Pleasant Valley: Two meetings, Odessa and South Bend schoolhouses.

Silverdale: One meeting. Estes schoolhouse.

Time of meeting and speakers to be fixed by the executive committee.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

High School Notes.

EDS. REPUBLICAN. Thinking a few items from our high school might interest some of your readers, we note the following.

The high school has an enrollment of 60, divided as follows: Seniors, 7; middle year, 14; juniors, 39. Two of our seniors are the graduates of the class of 1884.

The teachers in all of the grades say they are much encouraged by the enthusiasm and energy with which the students enter upon the year=s work. We think this entirely due to the discipline and training they received last year.

The pupils are delighted with the prospect or removing to the Commercial Block, and hope the school board will find no obstacles in the way.

Prof. Bryan has been very ill for the past few days and is unable to teach. Rev. J. O. Campbell has been his substitute.

Many new faces are among us and still keep coming. All are welcomed and made to feel at home.

Prof. Weir has entered upon his work this year with his usual well known energy. His heart and soul are in the work, and if any fail to be interested, the blame certainly does not rest with him.

Our Friday afternoon exercises promise to be of unusual interest this year, and, although there are always a few who try to shirk this duty, the majority of the pupils appreciate and enjoy the work. All friends of the school are cordially invited to come and listen.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.


We dislike to engage in newspaper controversy respecting the relative merits of our machine and those of other manufacturers, but an article in a recent issue of a paper in Winfield forces the issue upon us--a duty we owe to ourselves and the public in contradicting several statements contained therein.

The article referred to states that the awards given us, over the Davis machine, at the Winfield fair, were obtained by reason of the third judge, Mrs. J. M. Gundlack, of Chicago, being Aan old acquaintance of the White family,@ and hence prejudiced in favor of the White machine. The facts of the case are simply these. Mrs. Gundlack is an entire stranger not only to the AWhite family,@ but to everyone in any way connected with the White Sewing Machine Company=s business, and was selected as third judge by Mr. Friend=s (agent for the Davis machine) own judge.

We have no desire to say unkind things of our competitors, especially when as in the present instance, they are in more need of sympathy than chastisement, but we must say that any business concern that descends to beg for public pity through newspaper cards leaves the merits of its merchandise open to serious suspicion. We think Mr. Darling, agent for the Davis Co., would have done himself and his employers much more credit both as a businessman and a gentleman had he taken his defeat manfully instead of playing the role of Asorehead@ and seeking for an apology for a lost cause by stepping aside from his path of duty to attempt to blacken the character of a highly respectable lady.

In conclusion, we would say that we think, no matter what might be the claims of different companies respecting the merits of their machines, an intelligent public endorsement is the strongest and fairest criterion by which they can be judged. Accepting this impartial standard of comparison, the White, since it was placed upon the market, has received an endorsement such as has been accorded no other machine in the world.

Very Respectfully,



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

The best load on record. E. H. Turner hauled a load of stone this week for Kroenert & Austin, weighing 7,470 pounds.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.


Dolls at Kingsbury & Barnett=s book store.

Our eagle flies over the Republican victory in Ohio.

Since the frigid snap set in, malaria has been on the decline.

Joe Sherburne has commenced the excavation of the cellar for his business house.

Bob Grubbs at the New England Kitchen wants to buy all the chickens in Cowley County.

Let every man pay his poll-tax so City Marshal Gray can go with his improvements of the streets of the city.

R. A. Houghton & Co., is the name of the new grocery firm. T. G. Hill and G. W. Herbert are members of the firm. Success, gentlemen.

Kimmel & Moore will sell more goods for one dollar than any house in the county. Try them. Proof of the pudding is chewing the string.

Miss Sylvester=s new play, AA Hot Time,@ is replete with the most popular music of the day. See it at the Opera House on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The Geuda Springs & Caldwell railroad is a Winfield enterprise gotten up to kill Arkansas City=s boom, which the K. C. & S. W. is sure to bring us. But their efforts will be futile.

Choice Bacon at Kimmel & Moore=s at 9 cents a pound.

The New England kitchen is doing the oyster business this season.

Soon we will have two steamboats plying up and down the Arkansas.

Last week Ira Barnett shipped seven carloads of hogs. This week, three.

The New England Kitchen is the only first-class fruit and oyster house in Arkansas City.

About 800 pupils are enrolled in the public schools. Inside of another month there will be fully 900.

Bob Grubbs is receiving Mackinaw trout three times each week direct from Chicago. Baltimore oysters daily.

One of our city Acotems,@ who prides himself on his correctness and astuteness, says Dr. J. A. Mitchell will return to this city with his bride about Oct. 1.

R. A. Maxey has traded a couple of his residences and lots in this city for the farm of Samuel Stalsworth, near Maple City. Howard & Collins made the trade.

The presbytery of the Arkansas Valley, of the U. P. Church, convenes next Monday evening, in the city, at their house of worship. Tuesday evening the Synod of Kansas will meet.

The Woman=s Relief Corps of Winfield will visit the corps of this city one week from today. All members are requested to be present at the next regular meeting of the corps of this city.

DIED. In this city, on Friday, October 9, Clara, the two-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Tinsley. The funeral services took place from the family residence on Sunday, Rev. S. B. Fleming officiating.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.


Capt. O. S. Rarick and Chas. Parker will open up a blacksmith shop in the stone building south of the skating rink next week. The firm will be Rarick & Parker. Both gentlemen are first-class workmen.

This week we noticed on our streets several wagon-loads of apples from Arkansas. This is a long distance for the natives of that state to bring their products to find a market. Anyone can see the feasibility and necessity of having a railroad connection with Arkansas.

G. W. Cunningham has secured the Kansas Millers for several days and organized a party to go down in the Territory on a hunting expedition. The party will start Tuesday and will be gone a week or so. It will do down the river some 50 miles. About 40 of our citizens will engage in the excursion.

Geo. Dresser returned to Arkansas City Monday. He brought Mrs. Dresser with him, who will assist in the gallery. She has aided in picture taking for more than six years. Now is the time to have your baby=s photo taken.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

Railroad Meeting.

The citizens of Arkansas City have just awakened to the fact that they are about to be left out in the cold in the matter of the K. C. & S. W. Railroad. It has now become known that the Geuda Springs branch is only another name for the K. C. & S. W., and that while the company will fulfill their agreement to the letter, and build the road through Arkansas City to the state line, they have intentions of making the junction at least three miles north of here and thus make the Geuda Springs & Caldwell branch the main line, while this will be only a stub with not sufficient length to justify a separate service. The effect will be that when the road is in operation that only such trains as are absolutely necessary will ever be run down here, a local freight perhaps. This is a direct stab at Arkansas City from the Winfield element in the company headed by the road=s attorney, Henry E. Asp, our present county attorney. To devise some means to have the junction here or south of here, provided a western branch is built, was the object of a meeting held in the office of Meigs & Nelson Thursday evening.

The meeting was called to order by N. T. Snyder, Judge Kreamer being called to the chair and N. T. Snyder, secretary.

George Cunningham stated the object of the meeting, which was to devise some way to prevent the junction from being north of Arkansas City, and asked Mr. Hill to make a statement of what the company intended to do.

Mr. Hill said that the company intended to build the road through Arkansas City to the state line, and that the Caldwell branch would also undoubtedly be built, and that it would be to his interest, and to the company=s interest, to have the branch start from here, as it would require but one bridge. He also stated that the company, outside of the Winfield element, was favorable to Arkansas City. He acknowledged that the company was morally, if not legally bound, to make the junction here, because it was upon these express promises that they had obtained the aid of Arkansas City in voting the bonds.

Rev. Fleming made a forcible speech, charging it as conspiracy on the part of Winfield to leave Arkansas City out in the cold and a violation of the promises made by Asp and others when they obtained our aid.

Amos Walton said that it was a conspiracy that was entered into at the time the company approached Winfield. Every opposition was made to Mr. Hill=s efforts to get the road through the east part of the city and east of the Santa Fe. The city council was even in the conspiracy, as shown by the fact that they would not grant the right of way of street crossings unless the road went west of the city. The road going west, he estimated, cost $25,000 more than the east route. AWinfield voted $20,000 bonds to get them in there and charged them $25,000 to get out.@

A. A. Newman moved that a committee of five be appointed to confer with Mr. Hill as regards the best means of attaining the object of the meeting. The chair appointed A. A. Newman, Geo. W. Cunningham, Amos Walton, Rev. Fleming, and S. Matlack as that committee.

The following resolution was passed.

Resolved, That the K. C. & S. W. Railroad Company is not treating the city of Arkansas City fairly, and in the same generous spirit which the citizens treated them in the inception of the road in the matter of building a road diverging from their line north of this city. In support of this proposition, would say that it was promised and agreed by Mr. Asp, attorney for the road, in order to obtain our aid, that the line of road should come down east of the A. T. & S. F., and yet the leading citizens of Winfield antagonized the road sufficient to prevent its coming through Winfield on a line to accomplish that object and to the injury of the company forced it upon the west side of the city of Winfield, and then as a part of the scheme for the injury of Arkansas City proposed and looked up a line leading west only three miles north of the city of Arkansas City. Feeling that it is a violation of the good faith pledged to the city, we would respectfully state that the said line should be left open until the line to the territory on the south of us is built. We would further state as to the matter of expense that in case the company will make a survey and establish the cost of the road from the point in Beaver Township, to the west line of Walton Township, Sumner Co., and a corresponding survey from Arkansas City or south of it, west through Walton Township, Sumner County, that we will willingly make the difference in case it should be favorable to the first mentioned line.

W. D. KREAMER, Chairman.

N. T. SNYDER, Secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

The appointment of Henry W. Young, of Independence, this state, as the receiver of public moneys at the land office located at that city, was recognition of the newspaper element that the press of Kansas will appreciate. Mr. Young is an active, energetic, and competent newspaper editor, and proprietor of the Independence Star. Mr. Young is a son-in-law of V. M. Ayers.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

Several carriage loads of our citizens were in Geuda yesterday to talk about the proposed junction. They also met several leading citizens from Caldwell. They were somewhat coolly received, but when it was learned that the object was only to get the junction here, a better feeling prevailed, and Mr. Mitchell and others expressed no objection to that; in fact, would help with our citizens in attaining that end.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.


Hon. Ed. C. Gage thinks the price of oysters high.

Councilman Dunn has a Aflyer.@ Time about 3:10.

Mac Peecher has gone west on a prospecting tour.

Mr. and Mrs. O. Ingersoll are visiting in York state.

H. P. Farrar went to Kansas City the first of the week on business.

Johnnie Kroenert has been in Kansas City this week after Mrs. Kroenert.

Mrs. A. A. Newman and children are expected home from Maine today.

Postmaster Miller, of Otto, was in the city the first of the week on business.

Rev. S. B. Fleming went over to Wellington Tuesday on church business.

Peter Wyckoff has been prostrated for the last 10 days with an attack of malaria.

Daniel Oberliess, of Taylorsville, Indiana, is visiting friends and relations in the city.

Jonathan Balyeat, of Middlebury, Indiana, the father of our Frank, is visiting in the citty.

J. W. Conrad=s second-hand store will be moved to the Punshon storeroom in a few days.

H. O. Meigs and family are now residents of the first ward, having rented the Kirkpatrick property.

The Burden Eagle says: W. W. Gans and D. A. Andrews, of Arkansas City, removed to this city with their families.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

O. F. Godfrey and family moved to Chicago Monday. Mr. Godfrey goes there to take charge of the Standard Theatre.

Wednesday evening a progressive euchre party was given at the residence of H. D. Kellogg by the young elite of the city.

M. N. Sinnott returned to Winfield Wednesday to finish up his duties in the clerk=s office preparatory to taking charge of the post office.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.


Jas. Ridenour, Monday, left for Indianapolis, Indiana, to visit a very sick sister. He received a telegram summoning him to come immediately.

TO BE MARRIED. Cards are out for the wedding of Lewis V. Coombs and Miss Anna Meigs on next Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride=s parents.

Hon. R. C. Gage was so enthused over his initiation into the

K. of P. organization that he set up the oysters to the entire order Wednesday evening.

C. M. Leavitt, of Winfield, was in the city Thursday and informed us that the K. C. & S. W. graders were five miles south of the AHub,@ coming this way rapidly.

Doddridge & Markley have opened up a grocery in the rooms formerly occupied by L. Eldridge. Mr. Doddridge is from Topeka and Mr. Markley is from Mineapolis, Kansas.

Rt. Rev. T. H. Vail, D. D., L. L. D., Bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Kansas, will hold services on the evening of the 21st inst., at the First Presbyterian Church, in this city.

Edward Grady has traded business lots with A. A. Newman and has commenced the building of a two-story business house, 25 x 80 feet. The excavation for the cellar is almost completed.

James Ewing, of Logan County, Illinois, a friend of T. J. Mitts, is visiting in the city. He is well pleased with Arkansas City and surrounding country and thinks it superior to Illinois. He will locate here.

J. W. Mosser and Rev. Rose drove over from Caldwell Monday to attend the M. E. Conference held in this city the first of the week. Mr. Mosser is Caldwell=s photographer and was completely captivated by the thriving metropolis of Cowley County.

Dr. O. B. Dix arrived in the city Tuesday. Dr. Dix is at the head of a Hoosier colony which is on its way here to locate. He came in advance. In the colony there are four Dix brothers and families, J. W. Stillwell, Chas. Routte, and several others whose names are unknown to us.

Monday=s dispatch was received from Mrs. Nellie E. Hunt, nee Nellie Nash, by her parents, stating that she was dangerously sick and for them to come immediately. Mr. Nash was down in the Territory when the telegram was received, so Mrs. Nash made ready and started for Massachusetts. Wednesday another dispatch was received stating that Mrs. Hunt was convalescing.

A card party was given last Wednesday evening by Miss Bertie Van Sickle. Those who attended will remember the occasion with pleasure. Card parties have become quite fashionable. They furnish much enjoyment as the guests may be limited to a few intimate friends. This does away with many of the formalities of society, which have a tendency to diminish the pleasure of those attending larger parties.

TO BE MARRIED. Dr. J. A. Mitchell left for Portland, Maine, Tuesday. On the 20th of this month he will be united in marriage to Miss Harriet E. Corry, of that city. Miss Corry not long since was a resident of Arkansas City, and is a most estimable young lady. The REPUBLICAN congratulates the Doctor on his wise selection of a helpmate. The new couple will arrive in the city about November 1, and will reside in rooms in the large residence of O. Ingersoll.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.


Dr. Z. Carlisle came up from Great Bend, Wednesday, for a month=s visit in this vicinity. Mrs. Carlisle has been here for some time. The Doctor tells us Great Bend is on a boom, and that a splendid crop was raised in the region of the big bend. An auction sale of 300 town lots will occur there Oct. 28, the proceeds to be used in building the Central Kansas College. The college will be opened Sept. 1, 1886, for students. All those desiring to invest in Great Bend town lots will now have a chance.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

Wm. F. Thayer, President of the First National Bank, of Concord, New Hampshire, was in the city the first of the week. Mr. Thayer is connected with the Johnson Loan & Trust company. He was highly pleased with Arkansas City and predicted that she would soon be a city of magnitude. The surrounding county of Arkansas City alone, he said, would make it. He returned to the east Wednesday, taking samples of corn from this region to show the New Englanders what kind of a crop we raise.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

G. B. Shaw, of Chicago, was in the city Monday on business connected with his yard. He thought Arkansas City the best town he had visited in the state, and was so well pleased with the enterprise of our city and remarkable growth that he expressed himself desirous of returning in a few days. He will be here some time next week and will in all likelihood invest a portion of his capital. When Arkansas City attracts the notice of such men as G. B. Shaw, we may then remark that Arkansas City has a bright future.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

George Whitney came home from Buffalo, New York, the latter part of last week, where he had been on business. Mr. Whitney says people complain here of hard times, but just let them visit through the east and they will return to Kansas contented. True, money has been and is somewhat close, but it is becoming looser. No one is more able to judge than the printer, for when the merchant begins to experience a dullness in trade, he ceases to advertise. But let anyone take a casual glance at the advertising columns of the REPUBLICAN and they can really see a difference in the patronage at the present time and three months ago.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

Scraps of History.

Several months ago Burden wanted Arkansas City to affiliate with her in building the K. C. & S. W. Railway, and leave Winfield out in the cold. But our citizens, induced by fair promises from the leading men of Winfield, refused to acknowledge Burden=s request. We combined with Winfield to win the enterprise. She lulled our citizens into peaceful repose by fair promises of standing by us, and then while Arkansas City=s representative in the railroad company was away in New York attending to business of interest to both towns, she stabs us in the back, by hatching a scheme to build a line of railway from the

K. C. & S. W., at the edge of Creswell, west through Geuda. Henry E. Asp, our present county attorney, elected by the votes of Arkansas City, says Jim Hill, is the father of the scheme. Remember this, friends, Mr. Asp is a county official and in trying to injure our town for the benefit of his own, overreaches the bounds of his office. Instead of working for the interest of the county, as he was in honor bound to do after the promises he made our citizens in regard to the K. C. & S. W., his little soul could not extend out of the corporate limits of Winfield. Well, what he has done can not now be undone. But we wish to remark right here that Mr. Asp is dead politically in this end of Cowley County. We have learned enough about him since his election to remand him to pettifoggery once more as soon as his term of office shall have expired. As far as Winfield is concerned, she seems to have forgotten that there is a feeling yet existing for Tisdale to be the county seat of Cowley County.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

We think the time has arrived for Republicans to arouse themselves to the importance of electing the entire Republican county ticket. The issue is simply between Republicanism and Democracy. Every man on the Republican ticket is worthy the support of the Republicans of Cowley County, and it is important for the future of the party that every voter understands the determined effort now being made by the Democrats in the slick and funny style known as the Astill hunt@ [??? DO NOT UNDERSTAND ???] to elect a portion of their ticket. The apathy of Republicans is counted upon and the Democrats by cunningly devised schemes and dark laid plans hope to secure an office or two from the pot. The Republican majority has as a matter of fact become a weakness as hundreds of Republicans excuse their own failure to vote on the ground that Athere will be enough to elect anyhow.@ The REPUBLICAN believes in drawing the party lines for county officers. Don=t vote for a Democrat, because he is your neighbor or a good fellow. If you want to perpetuate Republicanism, don=t Ascratch.@ The Democrats are the natural born enemies of the Republican party. Don=t show them any favors by being a Amugwump.@ Let the Republicans stand united.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

Hip! Hurrah! For Arkansas City. Word reaches us that surveyors have commenced to run their line east for a railroad from Independence, Kansas, to the west side of the state. It is understood that the Missouri Pacific is backing this enterprise. Don=t we boom! Already Arkansas City seems to be the nucleus of all the railroads building in Southern Kansas. A few months more and we will have the Ft. Smith, Wellington and Northwestern. The Santa Fe is also projecting a line east from Independence through this city for the west line of the state.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

The directors of the Farmers Milling Exchange met in regular session on Monday last. Mr. Hill met with them and furnished them with a plat of the railroad through this city, showing the location of the road. The board ordered the committee to complete the work of the location of the mill and report to a called meeting of the board on Monday next. Work is expected to commence on the mill at once.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

Ed. G. Gray has been in Winfield for some time past assisting in the county clerk=s office. Capt. M. N. Sinnott has resigned and Mr. Gray has succeeded him. The REPUBLICAN [TWO LINES ALMOST OBLITERATED]. Hunt would not sit with very much grace on his stomach, as he worked hard to secure a delegation from this city for Smock. But strange circumstances will occur in our lives you know.



Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

P. W. And Dell Annis, of West Bolton, have purchased a cylinder shop and are now ready to fill orders for shelling corn.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

Bolton Items.

Had a variety of weather the past week.

Bolton=s farmers are still sowing wheat. In last week=s Aitems@ the typo made us say that Afarmers are sowing wheat on account of the Hessian fly.@ It should have been, Afarmers are sowing wheat late on account of the Hessian fly.@ [ANOTHER ITEM RE P. A. DRETON WAS ALSO POINTED OUT AS BEING INCORRECT...PART OF THIS SENTENCE OBLITERATED.]

The stone work on the new schoolhouse in Dist. 80 is completed.

The literary in Dist. 89 is in full blast. Everybody is invited to take part in the exercises. You cannot spend your leisure time in anything that pays you better.

Mrs. Benjamin Rennet=s father paid her a short visit while on his way to Arkansas, where he expects to spend the winter.

Jonathan Balyeat, of Elkhart Co., Indiana, spent a couple of days in Bolton during the week as the guest of his nephew, R. L. Balyeat.

W. H. Snyder and family have returned from their trip to Barton County, Missouri, where they have been visiting Mr. Snyder=s parents.


Mrs. Geo. Lockwood is at the present writing very sick at the home of her father, Peter Myers.

Rev. H. S. Lundy will preach his farewell sermon at Springside schoolhouse, Oct. 15.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

From Another Correspondent.

That little rain did the wheat good.

Farmers are husking corn.

John Broadbent, while playing at school, had a double dislocation of the elbow. We are glad to inform his many friends that he is getting along nicely and is able to attend school again.

Little Willie Baird struck his knee on the platform, causing a bruise which kept him from school several days.

Mr. Keller and several others went after apples. Bolton wishes them a happy time and cheap apples.

Lyceum No. 89 has begun. The first session was last Thursday evening. The night was changed to Friday evening for convenience. Good programmes, good crowds, and a good time in general.

The singing class under Prof. Demer is progressing nicely and they have sent for new books.

Who has charge of the west bridge? That fellow with seven heads and ten horns should have it for kindling wood.


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

A Surprise Party.

Last Sabbath was my 20th wedding anniversary, and on the evening of the following day a surprise party was given at my residence in honor of that event. Of course, I did not expect anything of the kind and consequently had made no arrangements to entertain company. On the evening mentioned, a rap loud enough to have aroused the soundest sleeper came at the door, and, upon opening it, to my surprise I saw a number of ladies standing on the step. They came in two by two until both rooms and the kitchen were filled. Certainly I was prepared to receive callers, for I had my best apron on. In five minutes after their arrival, you wouldn't have known I had ever worn an apron, but the ladies can tell you where it went better I can. I guess they intend to make a crazy quilt. After wraps were cared for and all were seated, I was invited into the next room, and then I was again surprised by being presented with an elegant toilet set--twelve pieces. You can imagine how I felt, as my Abetter half@ was gone and I had to face the music all alone. But the ladies will remember how I looked, for on every side was a smiling face watching me; some peeping from behind the chairs, some peeping over the shoulders of others to see what I would say and do. I would say to the ladies that I thank them sincerely for their kindness, and that, at some future time, I hope to return the same compliments to each and every one.



The following is a list of the names of those who were present.


Mrs. J. Q. Ashton

Mrs. Sarah Davis

Miss Mary Duncan

Mrs. Honn [?]

Mrs. M. Sinnott [?]

Mrs. Nelson

Mrs. D. R. Cooper

Mrs. Chapman

Mrs. O. S. Rarick

Mrs. Chas. Bryant

Mrs. F. Blubaugh [?]

Mrs. Armstrong

Mrs. Riley Blubaugh [?]

Mrs. Sophia Davis

Mrs. Sue Mansfield

Mrs. Philip Jones

Mrs. Oliver Stevenson

Mrs. R. E. Grubbs

Mrs. J. F. Smith

Mrs. Frank Reed

Mrs. Randall

Mrs. Bishop

Mrs. Dunn

Mrs. T. D. Richardson

Mrs. E. Knidman

Mrs. Theo Fairclo


Arkansas City Republican, October 17, 1885.

Monday, Capt. M. N. Sinnott received the official papers from Washington notifying him that he was a real live Democratic postmaster. Tuesday his bond of $16,000 was filled out and sent to headquarters for approval. About November 1, he will take charge of the office. Since his appointment became known he has had about 42 applicants for the position of deputy. If the Democrats in all the cities have the mania for office holding as bad as they have it in Arkansas City, may the Lord have mercy on Cleveland.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.

Council Proceedings.

The council met in regular session Monday evening. Members present were councilmen Thompson, Dunn, Dean, Hill, Hight, Bailey, and Prescott. C. G. Thompson, acting mayor, presided.

The allowance of a few minor bills occupied the attention of the honorable board for a short time when they passed on to other business. The following parties presented bills for curbing and guttering, which were opened and read: Duncan & Jones, F. Gray, Cornelius Mead, J. C. McGee, John Senthouse, J. E. Parkins, Dennis Harkins, J. E. Beck & Co., and J. W. Ruby, and by motion the same was referred to committee on streets and ordered to report Wednesday evening.

Ordinance No. 24, in regard to granting the right of way to the

K. C. & S. W. Railway through the city was read. On motion the council decided to look over the route and take action Tuesday morning.

It was moved and carried that the city repair the south canal bridge.

The request of Mrs. Skinner to remit fine of W. B. Skinner was not granted.

On motion the council adjourned until next morning.


At 9 a.m. the council convened with Councilmen Hill, Davis, Bailey, Dunn, Hight, and Thompson present. Mayor Schiffbauer presided.

The ordinance, No. 24, was taken up, read, voted upon, and passed. This ordinance grants the right of way to the K. C. & S. W. Railway through the city on 3rd or 1st street.

On motion Mayor Schiffbauer was instructed to purchase a stove for the council chamber.

Adjourned until Wednesday evening.


Council convened with Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Thompson, Davis, Dunn, Hight, and Bailey present.

The contract for guttering and curbing two blocks of Summit street and putting in crossings was awarded to C. Mead and he was given 90 days into which to fulfill his contract. His bond was $1,500.

Council adjourned.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.


Is the Number of Registered Voters Within the Corporate Limits of Arkansas City.

Having a curiosity to know how many voters were registered in Arkansas City, yesterday morning we visited the city clerk=s office and counted the names enrolled on the registry books. There were just 1,014 names, all legal voters of Arkansas City, and there yet remain several days in which more names will be registered. We have no doubt but what the number will be swelled to 1,050. At the spring election there were only 846. There is a gain of 168 voters in the city; multiplying this number by five--the average number of persons to every voter--we have 850 people who have located in our city since spring. Arkansas City has a population of 5,000 now. We figure now as the largest city in Cowley County.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.

On Saturday evening, Oct. 17th, Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Witt were completely and pleasantly surprised by some of their friends, who brought with them some very valuable and useful presents, Judge Bryant and wife constituting the van guard. Then followed Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt, Mr. and Mrs. Pile, Mr. and Mrs. Craig, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Anams, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Lewis, Mrs. Grimes, Mrs. Ed. Pentecost, Mrs. J. M. Ware, Mrs. Strong, Mrs. Theo. Fairclo, Mrs. Frank Speers, Mrs. Wm. Gray, Mrs. Franey, Mrs. Chapel, Mrs. Bluebaugh, Mrs. Pickard, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Murphy, Misses Sadie and Mary Thomas, Clara Bryant, Nina Pickering, Fannie Harding, Lou Murrphy, Mr. E. Baldwin, Mr. Walter S. Pickering, and Mrs. C. R. Sipes. The evening was spent sociably, enlivened with vocal and instrumental music. All seemed in love with life and will long remember the very pleasant hours spent together on that occasion.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.

Subscribers are coming in quite rapidly now. Over twenty new names have been enrolled upon our subscription list within the last six days. The reason advanced by each one was that he wanted the news and as the REPUBLICAN gave it in full, he must subscribe for it in order to get it.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.

Edward Grady compares the editor of the REPUBLICAN with Marsh Murdock relative to veracity. Thanks, Bro. Grady. If we can accomplish as much good for Arkansas City as March Murdock and his Eagle have for Wichita, we will be content.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.

High School Notes.

Prof. Bryan is still sick, but, at last report, was slowly improving. He hopes to be with us again next week. It makes the burden very heavy for Prof. Weir and Miss Everett to bear.

The school board at its meeting on Friday evening decided to fit up the rooms in the Hasie block for the high school. New desks will be purchased and everything fixed comfortably and neatly.

The old high school room, around which so many memories and tender associations still cling, will be divided by a partition, thus making two commodious rooms for the use of the 7th and 8th grades.

The pupils are surprised as well as delighted with the success they have in procuring funds to buy a musical instrument. Over $90 has been donated by the generosity of the city people and more has been promised. A piano has been decided upon.

Several pupils have left school rather than comply with some of the rules enforced. Persons who take such a step injure only themselves and are no loss to our school.

A goodly number of pupils attend school from the country. We are glad to see that the country boys are beginning to appreciate the benefits of a good education as much as their city brothers.

The performance on last Friday afternoon was lamentably poor, but hope for improvement. As this was the beginning and many of the performers were strangers to the work and did not receive any drilling, we can make allowance for them.

For rhetoricals, the scholars are divided into two divisions. They alternate with each other, one division performing one Friday, the other, the next. The odd numbers are under the leadership of Alvan Sanky, the even, under Emma Campbell. LUDO.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.

Last evening Mrs. Wm. Henderson experienced a very agreeable surprise. Yesterday was her birthday and Miss Willie Reynolds devised the plan of getting up a party. She invited the guests--friends of Mrs. Henderson--and managed the preparation of refreshments, which were in abundance and fully appreciated by those present. Mrs. Henderson was decoyed away the first part of the evening and on her return was surprised to see her friends gathered there. She received a fine rocking chair as a present. A pleasant time was had.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.

Let the good work go on. The more weddings the more handsome silverware Ridenour & Thompson sell. There is nothing like having a large and well selected stock, and that is what they have. They are also selling clocks at cost.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.

The Republican rally which was advertised to come off at Lone Star school in Creswell Township Thursday evening, Oct. 29, will take place at the Jack oak schoolhouse instead on the same date.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 24, 1885.

The Railroad Muddle.

For the past ten days the all-absorbing railroad topic has held the attention of our citizens. You could see them gathered in crowds on the street corners discussing the prospect of having a branch extended west three miles north of us. We all realized that such a branch would be detrimental to Arkansas City, and have been very much excited over the project. We naturally would as it effects our home. Anyone possessing the slightest patriotism at all would enter a hearty protest against the junction being made north of us only three miles.

The excitement was cooled down considerably by promises made by our townsman and a prominent member of the K. C. & S. W., Jas. Hill, that no such a branch would be constructed. He informed our citizens at the council chamber last Monday evening that should the

K. C. & S. W. Railway extend its line west at all, the junction would be formed at or south of Arkansas City just across the Arkansas. The reason he assigned for this was that if the branch was made to Geuda north of Arkansas City that about ten miles of road would have to be constructed without any aid from the people, and that a bridge across the Arkansas at Geuda, costing about $35,000, would have to be erected and maintained. As the construction of railroads cost about $20,000 per mile, it will be readily seen that if that branch was ever built, it would cause a large outlay of money, which would be useless if the company came to Arkansas City and then went west. He also stated that the reason propositions had been submitted in Sumner County on this branch was to head off the Ft. Smith & Wellington road. The

K. C. & S. W. was desirous of going west and they submitted their proposition for the purpose of holding that territory in order that they might receive aid when they were ready to build their projected western line.

He further stated that Mr. Asp had submitted the propositions without any orders from President Toole, Jas. Young, or himself.

Jas. Young, one of the most influential spirits of the K. C. & S. W. company, came down from Winfield Tuesday to meet our citizens and have a talk with them about the matter. The meeting was held in Judge Pyburn=s office, the Judge presiding over the assembly by a unanimous vote. Mr. Young stated to us that he and the company had no intentions of building the branch west; that they were not ready to do so, and that he had informed delegates from Caldwell and Geuda Springs on Monday that all propositions along the projected line had better be withdrawn; that in his judgment the junction should be formed at Arkansas City or just south across the river if the line was ever extended west; that while Mr. Asp was acting in good faith, he was doing so without instructions from the company. Mr. Young further stated that by withdrawing the K. C. & S. W. proposition in Sumner County, it would be a detriment to the company as the matter had gone so far. That he was going to St. Louis immediately to consult with Pres. Toole on the matter of calling in the propositions and that he would telegraph the citizens of Arkansas City immediately the action taken.

Mr. Young also said that Arkansas City and Omnia Township had stood by the K. C. & S. W. company and that their interests should not be forgotten.

This is the action up to our going to press. We have concealed nothing and told nothing but the bare facts, which have been laid before us in the last few days.

Our readers can draw their own conclusions. Winfield citizens forced the K. C. & S. W. track on the west side of their town, in order that the road might be forced to run as far west in Beaver Township as possible. They had in view the building of the branch to Geuda three miles north of Arkansas City and have Aboomed@ it. They are now probably laughing in their sleeves at our discomfiture. But the true old saying of AHe who laughs last, laughs loudest and longest,@ should be remembered. They laugh now, but perhaps Arkansas City will turn the tables soon. We won=t forget Winfield=s contemptible action in this matter nor the men who originated and propelled the scheme to injure our town. The time may come again when they will want to join hands with Arkansas City in order to secure an enterprise, but our eyes are open now, and no more will we affiliate with them.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


Dexter: Oct. 29. Capt. W. E. Tansey and E. P. Greer.

Otter: Stockdale, Oct. 23. Capt. A. Stuber and Henry E. Asp.

Beaver: Tannehill, Oct. 27. H. D. Gans and Henry E. Asp.

Bolton: Theaker=s, Oct. 29. Mowry=s Oct. 30. F. S. Jennings and

C. R. Mitchell.

Pleasant Valley: South Bend, Oct. 29. T. H. Soward and H. H. Siverd.

Victor, Nov. 2. C. R. Mitchell, Cal Swarts, and

E. P. Greer.

Creswell: Jack Oaks, Oct. 29. C. L. Swarts and M. G. Troup.

Liberty: Rose Valley, Oct. 29. Prairie Ridge, Oct. 30.

H. D. Gans and Henry E. Asp.

Silverdale: Estus, Oct. 26. C. R. Mitchell and E. P. Greer.

Spring Creek: Maple City, Oct. 28. E. P. Greer and Cal Swarts.

Cedar: Centennial, Oct. 30; Otto, Oct. 31.

T. H. Soward, E. P. Greer, and Cal Swarts.

All meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. Members of township committees will please see that the places of meeting are properly lighted and that due notice is given.

By order of the Republican County Central Committee.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Teachers= Department. The following questions were given to us this week for publication.


1. Who was in command of the American forces at the time of the battle of Lexington?

2. When and where did the first colonial congress meet?

3. State the difference between Acontinental@ and Acolonial@ congress.


1. When should pupils in ungraded schols begin the study of grammar?

2. Should a recitation in spelling be written or oral?

3. Is the Eclectic system of penmanship superior to other systems?

4. Is a teacher made responsible for furniture injured by his pupils?


1. In a pair of scales, a body weighed 31-1/4 pounds; in one scale, and only 20 pounds in the other scale. Required its true weight.

2. A man bought two animals for $100; calves at $10 each, sheep at $3, and lambs at $0.50; how many of each did he buy?

3. If a man buys a lot whose sides measure respectively 48, 60, 96, and 108 feet, what will be the length of the longest boards which he can use to fence all the sides without cutting?

4. A man engaged to work a year for $240 and a suit of clothes. At the end of 9 months an equitable settlement was made by giving him $168 and the suit of clothes. What was the value of the clothes?


1. What is the basis of grammar?

2. Write the possessive, singular and plural, of lady, chimney, sheep, brother-in-law, and man-servant.


1. Supposing the inclincation of the earth=s axis to be 25 degrees, instead of 23-1/2, what would be the width of the several zones?

The names of those who answer the above questions correctly will be published.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.



Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Is it a crime for one to be youthful in Kansas and engage in newspaper business? We think not and the readers of the REPUBLICAN bear us out in this assertion. We are a bit youthful, we will admit, but this is not our fault. We came into the world at our allotted time. If our parents had known that Bro. Lockley was going to form such a dislike for his youthful co-temporary, they would probably have had a special edition of us issued several years sooner.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

BIRTH. Born to Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Westfall, Oct. 13, a boy. The Doctor reports the boy ready to vote for Cleveland.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


Read Hoskin & McComb=s locals.


We have just engaged an experienced horse-shoer and are now ready to shoe horses in a first-class manner. Do not have your horses feet injured by inexperienced blacksmiths, but bring them to Hoskin & McComb to be shod.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


Choice Bacon at Kimmel & Moore=s at 9 cents a pound.

Sidewalks are a necessity to a city, therefore, let us build them.

The K. C. & S. W. Graders are at work in Beaver Township.

BIRTH. Born on the 17th, a boy, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Barron. Weight 10 pounds.

For Sale. A fine three-year old filly, by F. W. Farrar, First National Bank.

The Fort Smith & Wellington proposition in Walton Township was defeated by 112 votes Monday.

Hamilton & Pentecost have opened up a lunch counter in connection with their confectionery. Call and see them.

P. W. And Dell Annis, of West Bolton, have purchased a cylinder sheller and are now ready to fill orders for shelling corn.

Ladies! Take your plumes and tips to Mrs. Henderson, and have them dyed any shade you wish and finished as good as new.

The C. W. S. of the Christian Church will hold their fair on Thursday next, Oct. 29th, serving dinner and supper at Highland Hall. The patronage of the public is earnestly solicited. The Mechanic=s Independent Cornet Band of Arkansas City will make their debut on that occasion, furnishing the music.

Will the Traveler man tell us what he means by Adamsal?@


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Geo. E. Hasie & Co., change their advertisement this week.




A very complete stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries.

Extremely Low Prices.

It is to the interest of all to visit this store and be convinced that the goods are choice and prices low.

They will buy all kinds of game and country produce FOR CASH.

Fresh Fish, White Fish, Oysters, and Celery Always on hand.

Goods delivered free of charge within city limits.

Telephone Connections.

A complete assortment of Wagons, Buggies, and Carriages offered at LOW PRICES and on very liberal terms.

Also agents for Fairbank=s and Howe=s scales.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


LOST. A pair of glasses enclosed in a black leather case, steel frame and single vision. Finder please leave at this office.

W. D. Bishop has been ousted from his position as postmaster at Pawnee Agency and Isaac Ochs appointed to succeed him.

Llama and Thibet Germantown, Imported Saxony, Shetland and Spanish Wool, Art Crewels, Rergman Zephyrs, single and split, also German knitting yarn, to be found at C. W. Ransoms.

Pres. Toole of the K. C. & S. W. Railway informed Amos Walton that Arkansas City was the best town on this line and that owing to its location would make a city in fact as well as name.

Wheat is now worth 75 cents per bushel in Arkansas City. The Arkansas City Roller Mill Co., desire to purchase all the white shelled corn that comes in the market.

El Dorado has just made arrangements for a system of water works to be in running operation by May 1, 1886. The Holly system will be used for which the city agrees to pay the sum of $2,500 a year for 10 years.

The horse race that was to take place Tuesday afternoon on the Winfield track between Grey Robbin and Bull of the Woods, was put off on account of not being able to procure the track. It will take place at the state line this afternoon. There is $100 up as a purse on this race.

Last Sunday was the 17th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Mantor. Seventeen years ago they were united in marriage, the ceremony being performed on Sunday. Last Sunday was the first Sunday on which an anniversary of their marriage occurred during the 17 years of their wedded bliss.

The Democrats ask you to vote for a man for sheriff who has been twice under arrest for violation of the prohibitory law. What guarantee have they that he will not do it again? Think of it, gentle readers. Don=t vote for a man who violates our statutes openly, and glories in the deed he has done.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


On the 10th, J. P. Witt returned from El Dorado, at which place the State convention of the Christian Church was held. Numerical strength of Kansas reported 34,000. It was resolved to build a Christian College at some point in the State and to endow it with $100,000 requiring places bidding for the college to duplicate this amount. Committee was appointed to receive bids and visit places.

T. McDonald, while driving across the south canal bridge, about two weeks ago with his team, had one of the animals step its hind leg into a hole in the flooring. The animal fell and sustained injuries from which it died last Friday. Mr. McDonald valued the horse at $125 and is considerably inconvenienced by the accident. Something should be done with these canal bridges. Let them either be made safe or removed entirely.

President Toole, of the K. C. & S. W. Railway, was in the city the first of the week. Jas. Hill showed him over the city. Mr. Toole informed a REPUBLICAN representative that he was agreeably surprised by his visit to Arkansas City. He had no idea that the city which was to receive the machine shops of the K. C. & S. W. was so large. He expressed the idea that Arkansas City would soon be a city second to none in the state in point of population in a few years.

DIED. The little son of William Bell was thrown from a wagon at Webster=s Ford, Silver Creek, and killed last Thursday. The little boy with two others were hauling a barrel of water from the Creek in a spring wagon. When they had gone a short distance from the ford, the team became frightened, and making a sudden start, threw the boy from the wagon. The barrel fell and struck him on the head, causing the death in twenty minutes. The father was in Clark County at the time looking up a farm. He was telegraphed for and came home at once.

Winfield Tribune.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

ATwo Hearts that Beat as One.@

MARRIED. Once again the REPUBLICAN is called upon to chronicle the oft repeated story that shy Cupid has pierced two hearts with his heavenly dart. A public acknowledgment of this union of hearts, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Meigs, was made last Wednesday evening, at 8 o=clock, in the presence of invited guests, by Miss Anna Meigs and L. V. Coombs. By the sacred tie of marriage, Rev. J. O. Campbell, in his most approved style, joined this most estimable couple in a new and holy relation. [POETRY FOLLOWED.]

At an early hour of this auspicious evening the invited guests began to assemble at the residence. As each one arrived some elegant token of friendship was stored in the present room labeled with the donor=s name. At the appointed hour the joyous couple assumed their positions in front of Rev. Campbell, who soon pronounced them man and wife. Then the congratulations began and lasted until one and all had wished the newly married couple God speed on life=s journey.

After many and many blessings bestowed upon them, the wedding supper was announced. Here our faber fails us. We cannot paint the glorious scene at the festal board. Let it suffice for us to say that the eatables presented to the guests were fit to grace the table of any royal family, and ample justice was done to them by the happy throng. Until a late hour the merry-making was kept up, the bride and groom participating with a hearty good will.

The groom, Lewis V. Coombs, is so well known in this community by all that it would only be an expenditure of labor for us to pass any encomium on him. We wish him well and know he will be happy with his new wife for he made a wise choice.

Miss Anna Meigs, like the groom, has grown up in our midst from childhood. Being the daughter of one of our most respectable families, she is what she should be--a lady. Handsome, honest, frank, and an affectionate disposition are requisites she possesses to make Mr. Coombs a good wife.

The following is a list of the names of the donors and their presents and will show in what high estimation the receivers were held by their many friends.

Gold watch and chain from groom.

Hanging lamp: Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Houghton.

Clock: E. L. McDowell.

Statuary and Salts: Miss Grace Bidwell, Mrs. A. W. Brokaw, and Frank Bidwell, of Wichita.

Silver cake basket: Miss Linda Christian and W. A. Daniels.

Solid silver napkin rings: Archie Coombs.

Silver ice pitcher and goblet: Arthur Coombs.

Silver butter dish: Mr. and Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin.

Silver cut glass jelly dish: Maud Meigs.

Silver cake basket: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kingsbury.

Silver spoonholder: John G. Cook.

Silver and glass set: sugar bowl, cream pitcher, spoonholder, cruet, and toothpick holder--M. L. Read and L. N. Coburn.

Silver and cut glass breakfast castor: Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Stuart.

Set silver knives and forks: Dr. and Mrs. Chapel.

Silver and glass berry dish: Mollie Christian and Phil Snyder.

Set silver knives, forks, and spoons: Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Stuart.

Chair tidy: Miss Estelle Kellogg.

Silver butter knife: Bert Meigs.

Bible: Mrs. J. West.

Bedspread: Mrs. H. O. Meigs.

Amberina water set: Mary E. Meigs.

Table cloth and napkins: A. A. Newman & Co.

Chair: Dr. and Mrs. Kellogg.

Deed for one-half block in the city of Anthony: H. O. Meigs.

$10.00: J. W. Clandenin, Pratt, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Just at present the Democrats are trying to make capital out of the K. C. & S. W. Railway junction, against the Republican nominees for county offices. Our dearly beloved brother and friend, Amos Walton, has tried his hand at it to some extent. We often see him closeted with the genial editor of the Democrat, when but a short time ago they spoke not as they passed. What means this lying down together of the lamb and the lion? It means this, Republicans. They are scheming to defeat J. D. Guthrie, for commissioner, an honest and capable Republican. He is an Arkansas City man, heart and soul. But, pause a moment, Amos, and think. Have you not been at Winfield the greater part of your time lately? Did you warn Arkansas City of her peril? No, you did not. Don=t you see you had better keep quiet about the Republican nominees as the tables are turned upon you now. Remember this, Democrats; you who are so anxious that some Republicans should Ascratch@ and vote the Democratic ticket for home. Practice what you preach by Ascratching@ Amos Walton=s name. He is just as much responsible for that branch talked of to Geuda as any of the Republican nominees.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


Kendall Smith was out west on a hunting expedition this week.

W. B. Cloyd, of Kentucky, arrived in the city yesterday on a business trip.

Johnnie Kroenert and family came home from Kansas City last Sunday morning.

Ed. G. Gray came down from Winfield Wednesday to get lost in the metropolis of Cowley County.

J. A. McCormick, of the O I L Ranch, was up from Willow Springs Wednesday to see the REPUBLICAN.

Mrs. Ernest Wilson, of Akron, this county, was summoned here by the serious illness of her sister.

Mrs. C. M. Scott, baby and aunt, Mrs. Alexander, will return home today after a two week=s visit at Yates Center.

Mrs. Myrtle Conner, of Hallville, Illinois, is visiting in the city. Mrs. Conner is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bryant.

Tyner & Craig have repainted Dr. J. Vawter=s Summit Street residence this week, greatly improving its appearance.

Capt. J. B. Nipp was down from Winfield the greater part of the week pouring oil on the K. C. & S. W. Excitement.

H. S. Frink, since the Arcade took its departure, has moved his tailoring shop to the room north of the Eagle Drug Store.

J. M. Greene, a capitalist of Worchester, Mass., was in the city the first of the week visiting Frank J. Hess. He left for Emporia Wednesday.

H. B. Calef has resurrected his laundry. His office is at Youngheim & Co.=s clothing store. He requests a renewal of the patronage of his former customers.

Robert Maxwell, of Wichita, is visiting friends and relatives in this city. Judging from Bob=s corpulency, we should say that Wichita air agreed with him.

W. L. Powell, of Pawnee Agency, has been visiting in the city this week. Mr. Powell says it will not be long until there is not a Republican at that agency.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


Mrs. Frank Schiffbauer, who has had such a severe sickness, shows signs of improvement this week. The REPUBLICAN hopes to be able to report the lady entirely well by its next issue.

J. J. Clark came home Thursday evening. For over a month he has been away. He tried life again in the territory, but that became monotonous and he tried rusticating in Illinois, also visited the St. Louis Fair.

Peter Pearson has rented the north room in the Commercial Block, formerly occupied by D. Brunswick, and will soon occupy it with his mammoth stock of furniture. When Mr. Pearson gets fixed up in his new quarters, he will have the largest and best furniture establishment in Southern Kansas.

L. F. Abernethy, of Mitchell County, this state, is in the city. Mr. Abernethy is an applicant for a position in our public schools, when the change occurs of moving the high school department into the rooms of Commercial Block. Mr. Abernethy, in order to keep up with the times, came in and subscribed for the REPUBLICAN.

J. F. Frazier, of Lewistown, Illinois, was in the city the first of the week. Mr. Frazier was completely fascinated with Arkansas City. He visited El Dorado, Winfield, and Wellington, and gave this town a decided preference over its neighbors. He will locate here in the spring and invest in city property. Mr. Frazier is an attorney and a friend of Rev. J. P. Witt.

J. E. Cox, who lately removed to Garden City from here, and went into the hotel business, writes to S. C. Lindsay the following particulars of a shooting scrape which happened there last Monday. AWe had a shooting scrape here Monday. The register in the land office and some old soldiers were the participants. Some political trouble was the cause. One shot went through the leg of one; another shot pierced the left breast of one. The wounds were not serious. I saw it from the hotel and was as close as I wanted to be for seven shots were fired very carelessly and in a crowd of a hundred or more. Only the two were hurt.@

As the REPUBLICAN stated last week John Ewing, of Logan County, Illinois, was in the city prospecting, and would locate in this vicinity. The first of the week Mr. Ewing made a purchase of the 96 acre farm of Samuel Anstine and the 160 acre farm of W. B. Cloyd, both about eight miles west of the city. The consideration was $5,200. Howard & Collins made the sale. Mr. Ewing returned to his Illinois home Wednesday to settle up his business there. He will remove here with his family about next March. Mr. Ewing was charmed with this region and will no doubt induce several other substantial farmers to come to the best locality on earth. He is a substantial farmer, having a considerable amount of this world=s goods. The REPUBLICAN welcomes Mr. Ewing and family, and will keep them posted on the doings of this vicinity.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Monday afternoon City Marshal Gray was telephoned from Winfield by Sheriff McIntire to be on the look out for a horse thief by the name of Bill Johnson. Johnson is a cowboy and a few weeks ago he left the territory and stole the horse for which he is now under arrest. The owner resides south of Caldwell and he traced Johnson to Winfield. Our marshal discovered Johnson in one of our restaurants about dusk buying something to eat, and arrested him. He telephoned to Winfield for the owner of the horse, and sheriff, who came down on the 9 o=clock train and took charge of the prisoner, taking him to Winfield Tuesday morning. The gentleman from whom the horse was stolen promised not to prosecute Johnson if the latter would divulge the whereabouts of the animal, he having traded it off on his way here. This was agreed to and the prisoner is now in the hands of the officers. He will most likely get to serve a term in the penitentiary as he deserves.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

When we recall the events which have transpired in relation to Cowley County in getting the K. C. & S. W. And D. M. & A railroads, we wonder how a Winfield man dare show his face on our streets. We pledged Winfield to help to carry the D. M. & A. Bonds, and fulfilled it. We get not the slightest benefit from the D. M. & A. When the K. C. & S. W. wanted to run their line via Burden, we joined hands with the county seat and induced the road to be constructed through it. Now, the ingrate up the road rises up, stabs at our heart=s blood by promulgating a scheme to build a branch west to Geuda, the junction being formed only three miles north of us. But, thank God, a stop has been put to it. M. A. Robinson, J. C. Long, and the puppy pettifogger, Henry E. Asp, will be remembered. Remembered by 1,014 voters in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Johnnie Kroenert exhibited a map of the road surveyed to Oklahoma from Arkansas City. The map shows up all the territory south of us. N. Stafford, the surveyor, says settlers are entering that region and taking claims. From here to Oklahoma it is only 60 miles, 30 miles nearer than any other point.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Mackinaw Trout

Baltimore Oysters

California Pears

Michigan Grapes

At the New England Kitchen today.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Repairing of wagons, carriages, etc., at Hoskin=s & McComb=s.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

The last surprise was on Miss Constance Woodin, well, no, not exactly--it was also on those who intended to surprise Miss Woodin. They were surprised not to find her at home. Fortunately, however, she soon returned, and, after she had recovered from her great astonishment, she at once produced that chief article of amusement at nearly all modern socials--a pack of cards. In fact, several packs came to light, in the course of the evening, and were given to the pleasure-seekers; three tables were made use of in carrying on the games. There were over a dozen couples in attendance. Miss Woodin showed great skill in accommodating so many guests, and succeeded in having all to take part in the games. A pleasurable time was had, and, as the guests had assembled at an early hour, they departed earlier than social parties usually disperse.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

There are two papers in the county, one in this city, which are spending their wrath upon the head of Capt. J. W. Hunt, because his son is the Democratic nominee for the office of county clerk. When Capt. Hunt tendered his letter of withdrawal from the contest for the nomination of county clerk to the Republican County Convention, he informed the nominee he would support him. Why attack Capt. Hunt for his son=s misdemeanor? It is unjust. The REPUBLICAN is inclined to the opinion that Capt. Hunt is an honorable man and will stick by what he has said. There is no use in drubbing a man, when that drubbing tends to drive a good man from the party and is wrong and uncalled for. Let us have no more of it. Visit not the crimes of a son upon his father.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

The M. I. Band, under the instructions of W. M. Griffith, is making rapid progress. It has not yet made its appearance before the public, but when it does so, its excellence will certainly meet the appreciation of the people. Those who belong to it, take great interest in that kind of music, and there are few absentees at their regular meetings, which occur three nights out of every week. They have several engagements to play for entertainments. The following are the names of the members: W. M. Griffith, leader; W. M. McKee, assistant leader; Chas. Grimes, E. E. Wagner, J. M. Godfrey, Chas. Maxey, H. S. Ford, W. P. Wolfe, J. Anderson, Andy Delzell, Wm. Logan.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

The Traveler says its worsted us in our late unpleasantness and wants to leave it to ten percent of the readers of both journals. Bro. Lockley knows that is impossible, as a verdict would never be reached. The editor of the Burden Eagle, a disinterested party, sat upon the arguments advanced by both journals and returned the verdict that the Traveler had been completely done up. We are unacquainted with Mr. Henthorn; in fact, we never saw him, therefore, it cannot be charged that his decision was due to any favoritism.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Bargains! Bargains! A carload of purely bred Jersey heifers and cows for sale cheap. Also a Registered bull, all solid squirrel gray, with black paints. I will only keep them here two weeks after which they will be moved to Wichita. Come at once for bargains. I can be found at Holmes & Son=s grocery store. P. A. Huffman.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

The Business Situation.

The grain and stock markets seem to have passed into the possession of the bulls, for despite the fact that sharp reactions have been prophesied in the grain market, and desperate efforts have been made to break the market, ready buyers have been found to take all the big lots whenever dumped onto the market, and prices instead of showing any weakening tendency, have moved on upward with resistless force.

The stock market, also, despite the fact that the financial writers of New York have persisted in reiterating that there was nothing to base any advance in prices on, and that a big break was inevitable, has steadily been in the possession of the bulls, and so persistently have prices advanced that several of the heaviest bear operators have been forced to the wall. It may be, as is claimed by many, that the advance is not justified by the financial condition of the various properties, and that lower prices are soon to prevail, but one fact is certain, and that is that the public is acquiring confidence, and is investing its money much more freely than a few months ago, so that the abnormally low prices of six months ago are not likely to be reached again for a long time. The fact that the loan item of the New York banks has increased $26,000,000 in the past two months is evidence sufficient of the fact that capital is rapidly seeking investment.

There is something of a lull in general business as compared with the brisk trade of a few weeks ago, yet indications are that fair activity is going on all over the country in smaller channels of trade. While merchants have generally abandoned the idea of a booming trade, yet they, for the most part, look forward to a reasonably active trade, at least much better than for the corresponding period a year ago.

The last report of the agricultural department at Washington shows a gain in the estimate of the wheat yield of 6,000,000 bushels, making the total yield 357,000,000 bushels, while the cotton yield is estimated at 1,000,000 bales in excess of the crop last year. The corn crop is the heaviest in the history of the country, and good fat meat should soon be plentiful and cheap.

The business situation generally may be considered to be in a very promising condition. On all sides it is evident that capital is acquiring confidence. In certain branches of manufacturing industries, which have for a long time been greatly depressed, there are signs of revival, and while a period of great activity may not be close at hand, yet it is certain that a decided improvement has set in.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Hackney Harpings.

Having got through with the pressure of duties of three weeks, I will now remember the REPUBLICAN, which makes its appearance regularly, crisp, bright, and newsy.

Many of our farmers are just finishing their wheat sowing. They deferred seeding till late purposely to escape the ravages of the Hessian, chinch, and grasshopper insects.

Hon. Henry Harbaugh sold his two quarter section farms last week to one Mr. Thompson, of Illinois. Consideration: $13,250. Mr. Harbaugh has been one of the oldest inhabitants of this section besides a public spirited man and his removal will be much regretted by this community. By energy, industtry, and intelligently directed efforts, his residence quarter section is one of the nicest, neatgest, and most conveniently arranged farms in this township.


The Pleasant Valley Temperance Society was organized two weeks ago and now hold bi-monthly meetings at Irwin chapel. Officers:

R. W. Anderson, president; J. C. Snyder, secretary; Mrs. Simeon Beach, treasurer. Programme for next Sunday evewning: Addresses by Prof. J. C. Snyder and Dr. G. W. Holland; essays by Mrs. Frank Brown and Miss Nettie Anderson; select reading by Miss Mollie Constant and Mrs. Ella Beach. The exercises will be interspersed with appropriate vocal and instrumental music.

The K. C. & S. W. Railroad graders are throwing dirt lively through this section of the country. The owners of the damaged farms have nearly all appealed from the county commissioners assessments. Their estimate of damages are unreasonably low and in some particular cases extremely unjust and unfair. The courts will probably have to decide the matter unless compromises are made. The junction for the bob-tail branch to Arkansas City will, in all likelihood, be made in Beaver Township, and the citizens may just as well reserve their pent-up wrath and indignation for a more righteous cause.

MARRIED. Bob Hunt and Miss Ella King permitted Cupid to apply the matrimonial noose last week. The teaching fraternity loses one of their worthy disciples in Miss Ella. Bob is an honorable, energetic, and enterprising young man. Their many friends wish them a happy and useful career.



Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

Items from District No. 32.

The coming election is all the talk. Hurrah for Guthrie!

John Musselman, of Butler County, is visiting friends in East Creswell.

Boen Lewis= residence has been completed and once more Boen is happy.

T. C. Bird and J. M. Fontaine have returned from Chautauqua with their cattle.

Wanted. Someone to inform me which side of the debate I was on. CYRUS PERKINS.

D. Bell=s sale was well attended and was financially a success. To judge from the returns of the sale, times must be reviving.

Now while we are seriously opposed to picking a quarrel with anyone, and while we should regret having to break any tender bones of the devil (we mean the REPUBLICAN devil) we shall be obliged to go to that extreme if he doesn=t straighten up that affair about that Amule=s hip.@ We said Amuleship.@ Cas says he didn=t drag off the mule=s hip and no other sensible man would meddle with one. He merely dragged his mule-ship off by the neck. Do you understand?

(Yes, fortunately we are not so obtuse as to fail to understand.

Our osseous system is frequently in danger of being crushed to infinitesimally small atoms by making just such trivial but oftimes unavoidable mistakes as the one referred to by our correspondent. It is with much humility that we admit it was our fault that the As@ was taken from the word Aship@ and affixed to Amule.@ If our corrrespondent will confine his wrath Ain his heart=s hot cell@ and pardon us this time, we will promise to do better in the future. THE DEVIL.)

The Aristatolian society is becoming quite a success. Cyrus Perkins caused considerable surprise by stating the question, AResolved, that a bachelor is more detrimental to a community than a miser.@ Cyrus knew better, but his mind is wandering here of late. E. E. Stiverson=s essay, ALocks and Keys,@ brought down the house. Mr. Stiverson=s opinion and our own are the same concerning the donkey. ABehind the Parlor Door,@ by Messrs. Campbell and Kirkpatrick, was immense. From the way the boys rendered it, we should judge that they have had experience.


Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


Hoskin & McComb have employed a first-class horse-shoer. He is a good workman. Try him.

Baled Hay at Kimmel & Moore=s at 40 cents.

Eddy is receiving new school books every day.