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Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Santa Fe Extension.

TORONTO, KANSAS, December 21, 1885. An engineer corps, under

W. C. Ellis, assistant chief engineer of the Santa Fe, started from Burlington, this morning, to locate the Santa Fe extension via Toronto and Howard, connected with the Southern Kansas road at Grenola, Elk County, making the distance eighty-five miles shorter to Kansas City from Winfield, and points west of there than it is by the way of Independence.

This makes the shortest line from Kansas City to Southwestern Kansas, and appears upon the map as an air line.

The above dispatch is explanatory within itself. It shows now why the Southern Kansas desires us to aid in building a branch from Cambridge, via Dexter, here, explaining to us what we could not understand heretofore. The construction of a branch from here to Cambridge via Dexter and the extension from Burlington to Grenola would give Arkansas City an air-line to Kansas City. As stated above the distance from here to Kansas City would be cut down to about 85 miles less. But some persons will say, AWhy this is a Santa Fe road.@ True it is, but we want it all the same. For a long time Winfield had no other road excepting those controlled by the Santa Fe, and yet she had cheaper freight rates than we. The building of this Santa Fe branch or Southern Kansas would give Arkansas City another terminus of railroad. We want it, and if the road is constructed, we must have it. It is necessary for our safety. Wake up, neighbors, along the line. Rise up, Dexter, and let us hear the sound of your bugle.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Dr. O. B. Dix and Capt. Owens are inveterate traders. The former was taught his occupa-tion in the hills of Hoop-pole Township, Posey County, Indiana; the latter gained his instruction in the art in the Jayhawker state. Last Wednesday these two Avets@ met, and after considerable parleying, consummated a trade. The Doctor was once the proud possessor of a gold watch and chain. The Captain, before the trade, had the proud distinction of being the sole proprietor of an unbranded, spavined, ring-boned, cocked ankle, knee sprung, highly pedigreed Texas Bronco, bearing painted saddle and collar marks. This peculiar animal was the dam of what Capt. said was a colt. The colt was about the size of a Newfoundland dog and must have been raised as a pet. True to his Hoosier training, the Doctor asked Aboot.@ The Captain had in his possession a relic in the shape of an Enfield rifle, which he had used in the dark and bloody days of bleeding Kansas. This was the Aboot.@ The trade was made, and now there is only one happy soul of the twain. Doc has shouldered his Enfield rifle and has gone to the wild, wild Territory south to drown his sorrows in playing solitaire. Before taking his departure he bequeathed his bronco to the Imbecile Asylum at Winfield for a hat rack. The colt he sent to a Bostonian Institute as the Amissing link@ (from his watch-chain). At last accounts, poor unwary Doc was standing on the back of the raging Chicaski, muttering:

ALife is but an empty dream,

And Broncos, colts, and guns are not what they seem.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The Border Dancing Club=s masquerade came off New Year=s eve in Highland Opera House. A very large crowd was in attendance. There were about 40 masked couples. At 10 o=clock the masks were thrown off. Between 11 and 12 o=clock, the dancers repaired to the Central Avenue Hotel and partook of a sumptuous feast. A. E. Kirkpatrick proved himself thoroughly acquainted with the art of getting up suppers. After supper, dancing was resumed. The old year was danced out and the new one in. The masquerade was the most enjoyable dance by far the Border Club has yet given. Some 10 or 12 couples from Winfield were here to participate.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Last Tuesday evening the Knights of Labor organization of Arkansas City elected the following officers: F. M. Peak, M. W.;

L. M. Ross, W. F.; W. D. Kreamer, R. S.; Pete Yount, F. S.;

Gardner Mott, T.; T. Braggins, W. K.; Geo. Piles, W. I.; I. N. Dodd,

I. E.; and Ed. Ferguson, O. E. Trustees: D. Baxter, V. J. Conway, and Gardner Mott. Judge of Court, Jacob Crites; Judge advocate, C. M. Johnson, Clerk of court, M. Reno.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

At present the high school of Arkansas City is held in rented rooms in the Commercial Block. There are four rooms divided for school purposes at a monthly rental of $43. In one school year this would amount to almost $400. Here is $400 spent annually when it could be put into a good building that would be a great benefit and an ornament to the city. Vote for the school bonds.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

An Associated press dispatch of Thursday from El Dorado gives this bit of railroad information.

The A. T. & S. F. R. R. submitted townships and city bond propositions in Cowley County to aid in the building of twenty-two miles of road between Douglas and Winfield, and when completed, the road will have a continuous line from Florence via El Dorado to Arkansas City. Under authority granted the above company to build from Arkansas City into the Indian Territory, they are required to construct 100 miles the coming year. The surveyors are in the field. Work on this Indian Territory line will commence in the early spring.

Township bond propositions are to be submitted in Chase and Butler Counties to aid in the building of a cut-off between Emporia and El Dorado. When built it will place Kansas City, Emporia, and Arkansas City in an almost air line. This will without doubt be the main line of the Texas division of the Santa Fe road and will be in full operation by December, 1886.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The junior editor of the REPUBLICAN has grown tired of people taking him for Phil. Snyder. While we admit the people are conferring a great honor upon Phil by the mistake, we must refuse to be taken for him. Only the other day a man wanted us to attend to his telephone, another desired that we should repair his pump, and yesterday a large Irish lady stepped up to us and demanded that AMister Snyder, pay the 50 cents ye owe me.@ That same Snyder has time and again imposed upon the subscribers of the REPUBLICAN because he looks like us. We have grown tired of it and we desire to say that there is a distinction. Snyder wears his head in his shoes, and we on our shoulders.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Parker & Rarick have employed Warren Neil to attend to the horse-shoeing department in their blacksmith shop. This firm now runs three fires, and judging from the amount of work we see standing in their yard every day, the fourth forge would not come amiss. Mr. Neil will prove to be quite a magnet for drawing patronage for Parker & Rarick. He is as good a horse-shoer as there is in the state. For good blacksmithing, call on Parker & Rarick, North Summit street.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Lying About the Indians.

WASHINGTON, December 26, 1885. AFor the past few months,@observed Com-missioner of Indian Affairs Atkins, in talking about the dispatch in the morning papers of the attack upon a party of Indians near El Paso, and the alleged killing of eleven Indians, AI have not found in the papers a single dispatch coming from the West concerning the Indians that was true. The fact is it is difficult to get the truth about these Indian troubles. All these statements are lies. For instance, we have received no information from our agent in regard to this reported massacre or about any of the others that have been reported in the papers for the past four months. There are people out West who are interested in having such exaggerated and untruthful reports regarding the Indian troubles published, and that accounts for the lies that are sent out.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Skipped Out.

Some two weeks ago, M. A. Bishop, who lives over on Silver Creek, sold to a man by the name of Bohn a span of horses, wagon, and harness, taking a mortgage on them as security. Last Monday night Bohn loaded his traps in the wagon and started for parts unknown, taking with him the mortgaged outfit. Mr. Bishop tracked him east as far as Dexter, where all trace became lost. As Mr. Bishop cannot afford to lose the price of the team, the guilty party should be run down and made to feel the cold grip of the law in such cases, which he justly deserves. Ex.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Through the Territory.

We see it stated by the Kansas City papers that the Santa Fe has a corps of surveyors in the Territory south of Arkansas City, and that some line will be extended into Oklahoma soon. We believe it is understood that under the bill granting the right of way to the Santa Fe to construct a line of railway through the territory, 100 miles must be built the coming year. The fact that the Santa Fe will at once close up the gap between Douglas and Winfield suggests that the Walnut Valley branch will be the main line to Texas.

El Dorado Republican.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Trespassing on Indian Land.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. The president today sent to the senate a message transmitting a communication from the secretary of the interior submitting a draft of a bill to amend the revised statutes relating to trespass upon Indian lands. It makes it an offense punishable with the forfeiture of the outfit for any person to enter any Indian lands without authority of the law. Emigrants peaceably passing through such lands are exempted from the penal provisions of the bill.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Raising the Price.

CHICAGO, December 16. The principal barbed wire manufacturers of the United States met here today and agreed to advance the price of all grades of their product one half of a cent a pound, such schedule of prices to take effect at once and continue in force until January 4. It is probable that on that date another advance will be made to meet an anticipated advance in the price of plain wire.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

One hundred and ten of the most substantial citizens of Caldwell, Sumner County, have organized themselves into a Law and Order league. The following being one of the resolutions adopted by them will explain the objects of the organization: AResolved, That we demand of the mayor and all the city and county officers the enforcement of all state and city laws by which the city may be rid of all gamblers, vagrants, and prostitutes.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The new post office law provides that when persons receive or take mail belonging to others from any post office and do not correct the mistake, they are liable to a fine of $500 or one year=s imprisonment.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The Courier is now vending some of its slime and indecent smut upon Dick Howard, the editor of the Arkansas City REPUBLICAN. Now this is unjust to that editor, who by the way is a very fine gentleman, possessed of the single fault of being over-zealous in the upbuilding of his city, which to a westerner is perhaps excusable, and as Arkansas City is decidedly a frontier town and needs that kind of booming, Dick is wholly justified, but the Courier as usual vends a lot of slime unfit to enter any family of respectability. Slang and smut in the Courier is too common a thing to deserve special comment, but our friend Dick should not be so grossly misused in a civilized community. Winfield Tribune.

At last we have found a protector. Someone who will shield us in our youth from all danger. Fire away, Mr. Courier, Hurl your smut at us, we care not now. Our champion stands ready to knock you out in one round.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Quite an excitement has been created in Arkansas City, this week, by the arrival of a Southern Kansas surveying corps. There are 18 men in the company, accompanied by all the necessary equipments for civil engineering. They tell nothing as a matter of fact, only that they are in the employ of the Southern Kansas and that they have been engaged for 9 months. The fact that they are in the employ of the Southern Kansas recalls to memory that this company is compelled to build 100 miles of road into the Territory from Arkansas City by the authority granting it the right-of-way. We are informed by parties who are in a position to know that the road will be completed and in operation into the Territory by December, 1886. And it is thus that Arkansas City boometh.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

T. G. Hill relates to us a thrilling story how he and his brother came near being drowned in the raging Chicaskie down in the Territory one day last week. They were coming to Arkansas City in a buggy from the ranch and in attempting to cross the swollen stream, the team, buggy, and men were washed down the stream a considerable distance. One horse was drowned; the other was finally gotten out after a hard struggle onto the shore. The Messrs. Hill repaired to a camp some two miles distant and thawed out.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

It is a significant fact and a very favorable one to Arkansas City that surveyors in the employ of the Southern Kansas railroad arrived here and commenced surveying south through the Territory at the same time that another corps of engineers in its employ commence going over the route from Burlington to Grenola and from Cambridge here. The building of this line means much for our welfare. Now roundhouses, now machine shops, new railroad facilities, etc. Hurrah for the Kansas City of Kansas, and the metropolis of the Arkansas Valley.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Arkansas City=s social life seems to be on the boom. Two handsomely printed invitations have reached us, one from AThe Coterie,@ a society of A. C.=s best people, for a Bal Masque on Friday eve, Jan. 1st; and one from AThe Border City Dancing Club@ for a Bal Masque on Thursday evening, Dec. 31st. The Coterie invitations are as fine as have ever struck us. Courier.

We would like to add that the REPUBLICAN Job printing office turned out the invitations for both clubs.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

E. B. Parker came into our office Thursday and held a social chat with us, telling us all the news in his neighborhood. Mr. Parker says all the farmers in his vicinity are plowing and getting ready for next season=s crop. Some are almost through plowing. The REPUBLICAN enjoys a chat with its farmer friends. Come in often and tell us what you are doing and the news of your neighborhood.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Rev. S. B. Fleming, we understand, is to be retained as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here. It was decided Thursday. The subject was considered by the session of the church, who referred it to the presbytery, which body met in Wichita Thursday. J. L. Huey,

A. A. Newman, T. B. McConn, and Dr. Carlisle attended the meeting of the presbytery from here.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

James Dunn, S. Lyman, and M. Kearney, Frisco officials from Springfield, Missouri, were in the city Monday and Tuesday on business pertaining to the K. C. & S. W. Road. In conversation these gentlemen remarked that Arkansas City would be a very important city and that the future was exceedingly bright.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

In another column appears a call for the meeting of the members of the Board of Trade, which will occur next Monday evening at Judge Pyburn=s office. It is important that each and every member of the board should be in attendance. There is business of great importance to be attended to.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

J. Q. Ashton attended the Bal Masque New Year=s eve in Highland Opera House in costume. He wore a very high-crowned hat and after unmasking, hung his hat in the window. Some unkind wags filled up the receptacle with empty pint whiskey flasks. When Mr. Ashton got ready to go home, he sought his hat. Upon grasping it he was surprised at its heaviness, but when he raised it to place it on his head, he was astonished by the bottles falling out upon his head and scattering helter-skelter upon the floor of the ball room. J. Q. tried to explain, but it was useless. The laugh was on him.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

From the Mid Lothian Sun, of Harper County, we learn that petitions are now being presented to the voters of Silver Creek and Stohrville Townships to vote bonds to the Geuda Springs, Caldwell, Harper & Northwestern railroad. They will no doubt be signed by every taxpayer in the townships, for it will be to their interest to have another road. When the petitions are properly signed, they will be presented to the county commissioners, who meet in January. So it won=t be long until the election proclamations will be out.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The latest reports from Washington would indicate that the Republican senate is not going to be Adeceived@ by any of the vacation appointments, as the president confesses he has done. Inquiry is to be made throughout the communities in which the nominees live as to their record and especial fitness for the offices to which they have been nominated. This is the right course to pursue, and will result, it may be predicted, in some startling revelations of the extremes to which Democratic rapacity has gone.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Over in Wilson County, 100 miles northeast of Arkansas City, at Fredonia, fine large apples are retailing at 40 and 50 cents per bushel. In this city the same kind of fruit is selling from the stores at $1.25. In Wilson County the apple crop was not near so great as in Cowley County. The demand for fruit here in Cowley County is three times as great as that of Wilson County though.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The ladies of the M. E. Church assisted by the Busy Bee organization, purchased of E. L. McDowell the first of the week a handsome and elegant silver communion service and presented it to their church. The service consisted of four pieces and the inscription, AM. E. Church, Arkansas City, Kansas,@ was engraved in first-class style on each piece.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The cattlemen whose cattle we reported as being removed from the Territory last week have been taken back. Mr. Wethers, one who had his cattle removed, came into our office one day this week and alleged that the cattle were not taken from the Strip because of a failure to pay the tax lease. But that it was a scheme advanced by the large owners in the association to drive the smaller ones out.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Here it is the middle of winter, and a ramble over the city will reveal building and other improvements progressing just as though no let up was expected. New business buildings, new residences, new fences, new paint, and general spread greet the eye all around. And laborers are buoyant and happy. Such a winter, if it only continues, is heaven=s great boon to the laborer, dependent upon his daily earnings for his daily bread.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

FOR SALE. 5-1/2 east of the city in Creswell Township, 80 acres of land, 40 under cultivation and 40 fenced with three wires, 7 acres fenced with 6 wires for hog corral, living water, 10 fruit trees, cellar, 14 x 20 feet, dug and walled up, concrete house of 3 rooms, can be bought for $1,200; will give time on part at 6 percent interest. Inquire at this office or of Ike Harkleroad.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

George Dresser and family moved to Winfield Thursday to take charge of Roderick=s art gallery. Before coming here Mr. Dresser contracted to take that gallery the first of the new year. As soon as his term expires in that city, he will come back to Arkansas City. He was very sorry that circumstances were so that he had to ever go away for a time.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

AFrank Balyeat=s Favorite,@ is the brand of a new cigar. At Christmas Frank presented the REPUBLICAN with a box of his Favorites. Since smoking them we readily pronounce them our favorites too. They are the best cigars we have got hold of in Arkansas City. They are Havana filler, free-smoker, and will become your favorite if you indulge in one.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

And now Mayor Schiffbauer comes forward with a proposition from a member of the Inter-state Gas company, stating that if our citizens will take stock in a $40,000 hotel to the amount of $20,000, he will take the other $20,000. The Inter-state Gas company is the firm that has the contract for putting in our water works.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Kimmel & Moore, the jolly grocers, will meet any and all cuts on the prices of groceries. They are not selling out to make a move, but are ready from now till Gabriel toots his horn to meet any competition. They do not cut prices for a few days and then raise them again. They sell as cheap as the cheapest at all times.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

At last Boss Cleveland has recognized Post Master Sinnott=s call for postal cards. They came last Thursday, after the post office had been out of them over two weeks. Only 4,000 were sent, and the REPUBLICAN gobbled up 1,000 as soon as they arrived.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The second quarterly official statement of the First National Bank appears in this issue. It is a remarkable showing, exhibiting forcibly the popularity of this bank. It exhibits individual deposits of $200,950.15, a record worthy the pride of the First National folks.



Report of the Condition of the First National Bank

at Arkansas City, in the State of Kansas,

at the Close of Business, December 24, 1885.


Loans and discounts ............................... $477,924.78

Overdrafts ........................................ 1,585.03

U. S. Bonds to secure deposits .................... 12,500.00

Due from approved reserve agents .................. 41,733.39

Due from other National Banks ..................... 6,747.30

Due from State Banks and Bankers .................. 6,791.19

Current expenses and taxes paid ................... 2,445.76

Premiums paid ..................................... 2,700.00

Checks and other cash items ....................... 1,095.91

Bills of other Banks .............................. 4,945.00

Fractional paper currrency, nickles and pennies ... 101.91

Specie ............................................ 5,768.20

Legal tender notes ................................ 6,660.00

Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer (5 percent of

Circulation) ................................. 562.50

Due from U. S. Treasurer, other than 5 percent of

Redemption fund .............................. 927.00


TOTAL RESOURCES: $272,484.97


Capital stock paid in ............................. $ 50,000.00

Undivided profits ................................. 10,274.82

National Bank notes outstanding ................... 11,250.00

Individual deposits subject to check .............. 111,559.04

Time certificates of deposit ...................... 83,371.15

Cashier=s checks outstanding ...................... 3,987.90

Due to other National Banks ....................... 1,046.04

Due to State Banks and Bankers .................... 996.02



State of Kansas, County of Cowley, ss:

I, H. P. Farrar, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

H. P. FARRAR, Cashier.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30 day of Dec., 1885.

FRANK C. DEERING, Notary Public.

Commission expires June 1, 1889.


J. P. JOHNSON, Directors.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Nate Snyder received a very peculiar Christmas gift from the tree at the Presbyterian Church Thursday evening: a small candy sack containing a quartette of colored babies. Nate wants to know what this is significant of. It was a cruel friend who perpetrated this Agoak.@


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Greek George and John Leon, pugilists and wrestlers, are in the city. Last evening they gave exhibitions in the Arcade Billiard Hall. These wrestlers are fine specimens of physical manhood. Great, big, burly fellows, who look as if they were strong enough to fell an ox at a single blow with the fist.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

Probably one of the most enjoyable sociables ever held in Arkansas City occurred at the residence of V. M. Ayers last Wednesday evening. It was given by the young married people of the city. It was the largest gathering of young married people ever held in the city.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The colored folks are out with a paper and pencil soliciting aid for the erection of a church. They have the foundation already completed and paid for, in the 4th ward, and now they are trying to raise the means to put up the wood-work. Let all who can give something toward this commendable enterprise of our colored folks.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The Woman=s Relief Corps of this city held their annual election of officers on Saturday, Dec. 29tth. The following were elected.

President, Mrs. Ashton.

Senior vice-president, Mrs. Guthrie.

Junior vice-president, Mr. Randall.

Chaplain, Mrs. Chapin.

Treasurer, Miss S. L. Pickering.

Conductor, Mrs. J. F. Smith.

Assistant conductor, Miss Nina Pickering.

Guard, Mrs. E. [?] Laugh.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The Coterie Ball.

The Coterie established an enviable reputation last evening. Our time and space will not permit a detailed description of the affair, but we unequivocally pronounce it the best of the season. Masking throws off that stiffness and formality that characterizes a dress ball, and everybody turned himself loose and celebrated the New Year with a zest that is seldom equaled. All but a few were masked, and many of the costumes were elegant. So complete were the disguises that but few could be recognized. Early in the evening a light rain set in, but notwithstanding, the invitations were nearly all responded to. May the happy opening of the new year be auspicious of the whole year. Vive la Coterie.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

John Landes was made the recipient of a handsome gold chain, presented by the employees of the Arkansas City Roller Mills. The presentation was made in the mill on Christmas eve. The gift was an appropriate token of the high esteem in which the employees of the mill hold Mr. Landes.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

A fire at Wellington Monday night destroyed the factory of Reberson & Cole. The loss was about five thousand dollars, insured for three thousand. This is the fourth fire that has struck Wellington since the water works were put in; not one of them has ever gone beyond the building in which it started.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

The K. C. & S. W.=s permanent depot is almost completed. Track has been laid from the temporary depot on the 13th avenue down to the new depot. The writer has gone over this road to Beaumont and we unhesitatingly say without fear of contradiction that the complany have given us by far the finest and best depot.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.

A person who has not been over the K. C. & S. W. Road has no idea of the extent of the market which has been opened up and connected to Arkansas City. It makes St. Louis a direct market for our stock. The road is of especial benefit to the flourishing mills, which are now getting their flour into all the towns along the Frisco road as well as up the K. C. & S. W.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.


Two doors west of Matlack=s Dry Goods Store.

All kinds of boot and shoemaking repairing. Repairs made promptly by order. Give us a call. We want to work for you and guarantee satisfaction.



Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.


AD. I HAVE A Large Assortment of Castors, Cake Baskets, Pickle Castors, Butter Dishes, And Other Silver-Plated Ware.

The Best Manufacturers and Highest Quality of Goods, which I will sell at 25 percent discount. E. L. McDOWELL.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

The Southern Kansas has the right of way from here through the Territory to Gainesville, Texas. Their surveying party arrived here last Saturday evening and have commenced to run the line. This company has also started surveyors from Burlington to map out a line to Grenola. From Grenola the route will be the same as the old Southern Kansas as far as Cambridge. From there the route will be to Arkansas City via Dexter and then on to Gainsville through the Territory. Our readers can see of what benefit this line of railway will be to our city by taking a casual glance at the map of Kansas. Besides giving us an air-line connection with Kansas City, an entirely new market is opened up to us. The state of Texas with its railroad facilities and its seaport towns are united to us by iron bands. Then again, Arkansas City is so peculiarly situated that she cannot help, hardly, being made a division of any railroad which might be run into the city. This new Southern Kansas route is indeed a grand feather in the cap of Arkansas City=s future prosperity and growth.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

At a meeting of the school board last Monday evening, they resolved to petition the mayor to call a special election for voting $16,000 in bonds to build another schoolhouse. Our school room is inadequate at present and no doubt another building is needed and badly at that too. There are nearly 1,200 school children in Arkansas City, but a great many do not attend school from the simple reason that the buildings are so crowded that there is no room for any more. According to the proclamation published, $5,000 is to be used to liquidate the indebtedness of the Central School building and the remaining $11,000 is to be put in a new building. Young America must be educated no matter what the expense may be.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

A very pleasant entertainment was given on Christmas evening at the residence of J. W. Ruby by Prof. J. W. Duncan and Miss Mary Bradley. The exercises consisted of performances on the organ by members from each of their classes. Prof. Duncan, Miss Bradley, and Miss Duncan sang, AGood Night But Not Good-bye.@ Then came the treat of pop corn and candy in which all participated. Prof. Duncan then gave a drill on Theory and Practice, after which the teachers with the assistance of others sang an excellent piece entitled, AWoman=s Going to Vote.@ At a seasonable hour the guests went home feeling that a pleasant and profitable time was enjoyed by all present. Only parents of pupils were invited.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

Tomorrow the week of prayer begins. Each minister of the several churches here will open the week of prayer by holding services in their respective houses of worship tomorrow night. On Monday all will unite and hold services at the Baptist Church, Rev. J. P. Witt being the leader. Tuesday night at the U. P. Church with Rev. F. L. Walker leading. Wednesday night at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. J. O. Campbell as leader. Thursday night at M. E. Church, with Rev. S. B. Fleming as leader. Friday night at the Christian Church, Rev. Buckner leading. The place for holding services Saturday night is yet to be decided upon.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

Yesterday, January 1, 1886, M. M. Rhodes purchased the interest of E. Baldwin in the lumber firm of A. V. Alexander & Co. It will be remembered that Mr. Rhodes is the gentleman who came here some six months since from Danville, Pennsylvania. He is young, energetic, and enterprising, and the REPUBLICAN congratulates A. V. Alexander upon securing such a valuable man as partner. Mr. Baldwin will take the worn [?] business of Mr. Rhodes. Having made a Afortune@ in the lumber business, he retires to give another man a chance. While we regret Mr. Baldwin=s retirement, we are glad he is succeeded by Mr. Rhodes.



Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

The K. C. & S. W. Road is making for the state line with all possible speed; pile driving for the bridge across the Arkansas River is more than half completed, and the grading between here and the state line goes rapidly on. The grade for the switch which goes to the mills is ready to receive the track. The foundation for the water tank is up. Road-bed for the necessary side tracking is being thrown up.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

A New Hotel.

For several days past negotiations have been pending between some of our most prominent citizens and Samuel Smith, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, for the erection of a new hotel. Arrangements were perfected last Saturday. The building will be erected on lots at the corner of 7th Avenue and Summit Street. It will be three stories high above the basement, built of stone and brick, with a frontage of 56 feet. Twenty-five feet of the building will be 122 feet deep, and thirty feet of it, 80 feet deep. This will be the largest and finest hotel in Southern Kansas beyond a doubt. When furnished and entirely equipped for business, it will cost at the least calculation $30,000.

Mr. Smith is a wealthy gentleman from the above named city, who came here last fall and became much interested in our town and the boomers. At that time he made several purchases of property, and as the signs of the times later on began to point directly toward Arkansas City as the future metropolis of the great Arkansas Valley, he concluded that a new hotel in Arkansas City would be a paying investment for his capital. He made a proposition to some of our citizens a few days since that if they would assist him to the extent of $1,300, he would erect a hotel of the above description. It is almost needless for us to say that our citizens soon raised the necessary amount. Our citizens are enterprising and patriotic. They never allow a bonanza like this to escape. Arkansas City captures everything that comes along.

Our town has long felt the need of more commodious hotel accommodations and now we shall have them. Our rapidly increasing railroad facilities will make this the best point in the state for a hotel similar to the one which Mr. Smith will erect. Work has already commenced on the excavation. Oh, how we boom!


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

R. E. Grubbs= Disappearance.

About 10 days ago R. E. Grubbs went to Winfield ostensibly to pay his taxes and to see the K. C. & S. W. Officers in regard to his putting a train boy on the route between here and Beaumont. He has not been seen or heard of since, although considerable inquiry has been made to learn his whereabouts. Before going Mr. Grubbs borrowed all the money he could on his stock of confections in his restaurant. The sum obtained was in the neighborhood of $300. When he was ready to leave, he told his wife he was going to Winfield and took the early morning Santa Fe train. From Winfield he went to Cherryvale, where all trace of him was lost. The cause of his disappearance was, we are informed, the accumulation of debts. Here of late business has been somewhat dull and he could not satisfy his creditors. No reason is vouchsafed for the desertion of his wife and children. There had been no family quarrel and Mrs. Grubbs is as much in the dark as the rest of us. The REPUBLICAN always feels sorry for the man who is unfortunate in business, but that is never a sufficient excuse for him to leave his family to the tender mercies of a cold world.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

Another Business Block Commenced.

Chas. Parker has commenced excavating for a two story, stone and brick building on his lot on South Summit street, where his other building formerly stood before it was destroyed by fire. Jos. Bittle is also excavating on the lot adjoining Mr. Parker on the north for a similar purpose. The block is to be 50 x 80 feet, two stories high, with brick front. Each room is to be 25 x 80 feet. The south end of Summit Street is building up rapidly and substantially.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.


There will be a meeting of the Arkansas City Board of Trade, Monday evening, January 4, at 7 p.m., at Judge Pyburn=s office, for the election of officers and to consider other important business. Every member is earnestly requested to be present.

A. J. PYBURN, President.

N. T. SNYDER, Asst. Secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

J. W. Brown has a span of mules for sale which he will sell very cheaply for cash or on one year=s time with approved security.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.


School will commence Monday.

Geo. Schmidt is in from Larned this week visiting.

S. F. George has been up the road this week on a vacation.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.


Miss Florence Patterson returned from Beattie, Thursday.

Chas. Grimes is located now at Atlanta, clerking in a drug store.

25 Silver plated castors to be sold at 25 percent discount at

E. L. McDowell=s.

Mr. and Mrs. John Clendenin left for their Pratt Center home Saturday last.

The old year was watched out, and the new one in, at the M. E. Church Thursday night.

Jim Hill, of the Brettun, Winfield, was down to Arkansas City Monday doing some trading.

Miss Nellie McMullen, of Winfield, is visiting in the city at the home of the Misses Christian.

Horace and Mrs. F. M. Vaughn returned home yesterday from the visit to Anderson County.

The special election for voting bonds for the building of a new school will be held February 1, 1886.

Geo. W. Thompson, son of Capt. C. G. Thompson, came down from Wichita Thursday to visit the folks.

Thomas Royal, of Salt City, while in the city Monday had a mouse-colored yearling colt to follow him home.

J. L. Huey=s family assisted by relatives and friends celebrated Christmas eve by having a grand Christmas tree.

J. W. Heck has one of Job=s afflictions on his leg, and it is so bad that he has been unable to walk for 10 days past.

The merchants, postmaster, and bankers took a holiday yesterday. The printer took what he could get--plenty of work.

The firm of Bowers & Wood commenced business yesterday. These gentlemen are the proprietors of the City Meat Market.

Mrs. Lou Gould, of Bushnell, Illinois, is visiting in the city at the residence of Dr. J. W. Sparks. Mrs. Gould is a sister of Mrs. Sparks.

LOST. A pair of gold bow spectacles. Finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving same with H. O. Meigs under National Bank.

Gen. H. Heath, of Washington, D. C., was in the city this week en route for the Territory whither he goes on Indian business.

We are informed that very soon mail service will be put on the

K. C. & S. W. Road. This will be a great convenience to our citizens.

Notice Lockwood & Son=s card in another column. They are boot and shoe makers and have their shop two doors west of Matlack=s.

MARRIED. B. W. Matlack, with whom a majority of our readers are well acquainted, was united in marriage to Miss Gertrude McMullen, yesterday.

John Love has platted 20 acres of land in lots across the canal, adjacent to the K. C. & S. W. Railway. It will be put upon the market soon.

Frank Austin came home Tuesday after visiting Wichita, Leavenworth, and Kansas City. His wife remained in Leavenworth to visit relatives.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.


L. L. Holt and family, since the burning of their house south of town, have purchased the Bowe=s property in the first ward and moved to town.

This year, 1886, will settle the destiny of Arkansas City. Whether she remains the size she is, or whether she becomes a city of great importance.

The K. C. & S. W. Road is making numerous shipments of cattle over their line to St. Louis. From one to five car-loads per night is the average.

Jos. Bittle is erecting a tower on his new building on the corner of Central Avenue and Summit Street. This would be an excellent place to put up a town clock.

A. G. Lowe reports seeing in the strawberry patch of Wm. Thomas a large number of the vines in bloom. How is that for Kansas at New Year=s time?

It is reported that Jim Hill, our railroad magnate, has gone to Washington, D. C., to further the interest of the K. C. & S. W., in getting through the Territory.

Last week Maj. Sleeth went to Cleveland, Ohio, after his wife. Wednesday evening he came home again with Mrs. Sleeth. She is yet quite feeble in health.

Miss Ella Love returned home Christmas day from her lengthy Iowa visit, looking handsomer and more pleasant than ever, if such could be the case.

J. M. McKie, of Altoona, Illinois, arrived in the city Thursday. McKie is a brother-in-law of McDowell Bros., the hotel men, and is here with the intention of locating.

Yesterday, January 1, 1886, the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad company assumed control of K. C. & S. W., from here to Beaumont. It is now a Frisco road.

Meigs & Nelson, the real estate firm, were instrumental in securing the new hotel here. They worked diligently for the price, as did several other of our good citizens.

Mrs. Ella Holt and two children and Mrs. Mattie Worden, of Mound City, are visiting in the city this week, guests at the residences of Archie Dunn and M. C. Copple.

Mr. and Mrs. S. Matlack, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Topliff, went up to Winfield New Year=s day to attend the wedding of B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.

Dr. S. B. Emerson, a friend of J. C. Armstrong, from Lebanon, Missouri, has been in the city this week visiting and prospecting. He was completely charmed with Arkansas City.

Wichita has sent a delegation of her prominent men to Washington, D. C., in the interest of her Fort Smith road down the Cana Valley. Wichita is working mighty hard to have the Ft. Smith road miss Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.


As soon as the 5th avenue K. C. & S. W. Depot is completed, a bridge will be placed across the canal and 5th Avenue graded up and made the main thoroughfare to the two depots. Soon we will have telegraphic service along the K. C. & S. W. Road. The poles are up along the line between here and Beaumont, and the wire has been attached as far this way as Latham.

G. L. Kirkpatrick came in from St. Louis Wednesday, where he had been to dispose of his cattle. He shipped four car-loads the first of the week.

Chas. Coombs, wife, and baby are visiting relatives in the city from Wichita. Charlie is holding cases on the Eagle now. They will remain here until after the bal masque of the Coterie.

The round-house and turn-table for the K. C. & S. W. Road will be located just outside the city limits west of the depot. Work has been commenced on both. The round-house will be divided into five stalls.

DIED. Robert Clare, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Canfield, on last Saturday morning. He was four years of age. The remains were interred in Hope Cemetery, Bolton Township, Monday, Rev. Fleming officiating.

The Johnson Loan and Trust Company is branching out extensively and making itself wanted wherever it does business. This institution is a good one for loaning. They do business on business principles.

Uriah Spray, while in our office Monday evening, informed us that his swine were dying from cholera. He and Riley Rogers are feeding 100 hogs at the flouring mill this winter. Up to Monday evening 25 of them had died.

Arkansas City is growing more rapidly now than ever before in her history. There is not a day passes but what some public improvement is commenced. New business blocks are lining up the entire length of Summit street.

The Y. M. C. A. will hold a public devotional exercise, in their rooms in the Commercial block, on next Sabbath afternoon, at 3 p.m. Subject: Prayer and Faith. Everyone will please bring his Bible and Gospel Hymns.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

Wm. O=Sullivan, of Gunnison County, Colorado, arrived in the city a few days ago to stay. Mr. O=Sullivan is a brother-in-law of George Moloney. They are the proprietors of the Illinois Coal Company. See their ad. elsewhere.

AD. THE ILLINOIS COAL COMPANY, DEALERS IN Canon City, Osage, and Pittsburg Coal; also, Wood, Posts, and Feed SOLD CHEAP.

On North Summit Street.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

The REPUBLICAN job printing office turned out 3,000 examiner=s blanks for the Johnson Loan and Trust Company this week. The idea that blanks cannot be printed in this city is a mistaken one. The REPUBLICAN can do all such printing.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

The Arkansas City Roller Mill Company shipped a car load of flour to Litle Rock, Arkansas, Wednesday via the new road. This mill ships on an average two car loads of flour per week now, besides supplying its large home consumption.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

Now is the time for Dexter to come to the front on the railroad question. She can get the Southern Kansas now, a road that will do her a larger amount of good than the D. M. & A. Kansas City air line connection is better than a Winfield one.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

A meeting of the Board of Trade was had Monday last in the mayor=s office. A. A. Newman was chosen to go to Emporia to confer with Senator Plumb and the members of the Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railroad, which met in Emporia Thursday.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

Poor, old, greedy Winfield! She says she is going to get the Southern Kansas extension from Burlington to Grenola. This extension does not touch Winfield by at least 60 miles. Arkansas City will be directly on this line of railway and at its terminus.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

Ira Barnett shipped one car-load of hogs Wednesday night over the K. C. & S. W., and also one of cattle the same night. Mr. Barnett has shipped 10 carloads of stock since the advent of the K. C. & S. W. into our city over its line besides several over the Santa Fe.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

We want to disabuse the minds of the denizens of Winfield of a mistaken idea. They seem to think that Arkansas City considers Winfield a rival. This is a wrong impression. Arkansas City looks upon Winfield as a younger brother, and a dwarfed one at that.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

The Grand Army boys will have a public installation of officers next Saturday night, January 9, 1886, in Highland Opera House. Everybody is invited to come out. Oysters will be served for refreshments. The initiation and oysters will be only 35 cents.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.



Rights of the Indians Regarded; Area of the Territory;

Indian Statistics; The Propositions Submitted for the

Action of Congress.

The Kansas City Times of a late date contained the following letter from Hon. Sidney Clarke, explaining the provisions of the new Oklahoma bill submitted to Congress.

LAWRENCE, KANSAS, December 22. Having received numerous inquiries from different sections of the country relating to the bill prepared by Captain Couch and myself for organizing the new Territory of Oklahoma, I desire through the columns of the Times to explain its main provisions and to give some reasons why it ought to receive the prompt and favorable consideration of Congress.

In the first place, let me say, the bill has been prepared with a strict regard for the rights of the Indians under the old system of treaty stipulations, and fully recognizes all the legal and equitable obligations of the United States due to said Indians under former agreements of every kind. The boundaries of the new Territory are fixed according to the present limits of the Indian Territory on the north, east, and south, but including on the west the public land strip which extends to the east line of New Mexico. The total area of the new Territory, according to the estimates published by the Indian Department, would be nearly 48,000,000 acres. It would be larger than the state of Missouri, more than twice as large as the state of Indiana, nearly twice as large as the state of Ohio, and exceeding by 3,000,000 acres the five states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. The present population, consisting of Indians, half-breeds, and a large percent of whites associated with the tribes, is estimated at 76,000, though in consequence of the dishonest methods which have been practiced in taking the census, 65,000 would be a more accurate estimate. It is safe to say that the Indian population of the Territory, exclusive of the whites, is less by several thousand than one-half of the present population of Kansas City.

The Chickasaws, Choctaws, Cherokees, Creeks, and Seminoles, known as the five civilized tribes, occupy about 19,000,000 acres. They claim a population of 60,000, but it would be safe to place the number at 50,000, with a probability of an overestimate at that. The same uncertainty prevails in regard to the number of small tribes, as was demonstrated in the recent count of the Cheyenne and Arapahoes by Inspector Armstrong. In this case the tribes had been numbered on the books of the Indian Bureau as follows: Cheyennes, 3,700; Arapahoes, 2,198. If the same accurate count could be had of all the Indians in the Indian Territory, a large percentage of the boasted Indian population would undoubtedly vanish like dew before the sun. Outside of the reservations of the five civilized tribes, there are in the Indian Territory 9,991,167 acres of unoccupied land, without the shadow of Indian occupancy, which belongs to the United States, and the balance of the Territory is covered by reservations assigned to the small tribes, several of them numbering less than 100, and with a few exceptions, all of them are able, under the protection of good government, to live upon homesteads and take care of themselves. Scattered as they now are upon vast reservations, and practically encouraged in idleness and vice by our present Indian policy, they are without any proper protectionCthe prey of dishonest agents, speculators, syndicates, and traders. While all these IndiansCcivilized and uncivilizedCare the wards of the Government, and entitled to its protection, Congress has thus far denied them the blessings of civil government, and the legitimate result is a condition of things disgraceful alike to the past administration of Indian affairs and to the age in which we live. Criminals of all kinds, from all sections of the country, flock to the Indian Territory for a safe refuge, and their crimes run riot and generally go unpunished. Courts located at several points, outside of the Territory, are of little use, compared with the constant demand for the efficient administration of justice, and the decent protection of life and property. In a word, the exclusion of civilization from this fine region has left a black spot in the center of the continent, without law and order, resulting in the fearful demoralization of the Indians, the encouragement of crime, the cheapest estimate of human life, the arrestation of educational and religious progress, the obstruction of inter-state commerce, and to the unnecessary perpetuation and encouragement of barbaric habits and customs, which have no rightful place in our beneficent system. AUnless industry is a myth, and enterprise a crime,@ and barbarism better than civilization, it is the first duty of Congress and of a reform administration to wipe this black spot from the map of the United States, and by the establishment of the necessary Governmental machinery, open the way for better things.

This is the object of the bill we have prepared organizing the new Territory of Oklahoma. It provides for all the departments of a complete Territorial Govern-mentCLegislative, Executive, Judicial. In this respect it is not unlike the organic acts of the Territories of Kansas, Colorado, Dakota, and Wyoming, with the exception that the rights and status of the Indians are more explicitly preserved and protected.

The following is the language of the bill on this point, and is so plain that it precludes all possibility of misconception: AThat nothing in this act shall be construed to impair the rights of person or property now pertaining to the Indians in said Territory, as to include any territory occupied by any Indian tribes to which absolute title has been conveyed by patent from the United States under treaty stipulations without the consent of said tribe; but all such territory shall be excepted out of the boundaries and constitute no part of the Territory of Oklahoma, until said tribes shall signify their assent to the President of the United States to be included within the said Territory of Oklahoma.@

It will thus be seen that the bill makes no change in regard to the lands, laws, and customs of the Indians, only as they may voluntarily negotiate with the commission authorized for the purpose.

So far as the establishment of a Territorial Government is concerned, there can be no question about the right of the United States to do so. Most of the tribes have given consent in former treaties, though this important fact seems to have escaped the attention of Congress and the Indian Department.

Article 7 of the treaty of 1865 [?? COULD NOT REALLY READ THE YEAR...PRINT TOO SMALL AND INDISTINCT] with the Choctaws and Chickasaws contains the following: AThe Choctaws and Chickasaws agree to such legislation as Congress and the President of the United States may deem necessary for the better administration of justice, and the protection of the rights of person and property within the Indian Territory.@

In article 8 the Indians agree that Aa court or courts may be established in said Territory, with such jurisdiction and organization as Congress may prescribe.@

The same provisions are substantiated in the Seminole and other treaties, and are clearly an assent on the part of the Indians to the establishment of a civil government whenever the same may be required in the judgment of Congress. But the assent of the Indians to such legislation is by no means necessary. A long line of statutes and court decisions affirm the right to establish a Territory Government like that proposed, and the administration of justice and the rights and interests of both the Indians and the Government imperatively demand it.

The sections of the bill which dispose of the unoccupied land in the new Territory, and open the same to actual settlers only, are so manifestly good that they ought not to be the subject of controversy. As before stated, these unoccupied lands ceded to the United States by Indians comprise 9,991,767 acres, and adding the public land strip of 3,673,000 acres, we have a total acreage of 13,664,767 for the immediate use of actual settlers.


There is no longer any doubt about the absolute ownership by the United States of the famous Oklahoma country, which was ceded by the Creeks and Seminoles by the treaties of 1866.

Secretary Lamar states in his report just published that Athe two cessions combined aggregated 5,571,410 acres,@ and that Athe Indians have been paid therefor according to agreement.@ A portion of the cession has been assigned to the occupancy of other Indians, but about 3,000,000 acres remain subjected by the bill to the operation of the homestead laws. There is no question about the title to the public land strip. It is a part of the territory ceded to the United States by the State of Texas in 1850. It has never been attached to any Territory or Judicial District, and is therefore entirely without a government of any kind. The bill disposes of it to actual settlers in the same manner as the Oklahoma land.

I now come to the unoccupied Cherokee Strip, west of 96 degrees of longtitude, and which was ceded to the United States by the treaty of July 18, [?] 1868 [?], and for which only part payment has been made. This body of land comprises more than 6,000,000 acres. An examination of the record will show that it is a question of much doubt whether the Cherokees ever had any original title to this land. It was at first regarded as an Aoutlet@ over which the Cherokees were allowed to pass on their hunting expeditions after buffalo and other game. At that time the Government and the Cherokees were ignorant of the country to the west, and knew very little of its geography or extent. Out of this recognized Aoutlet,@ this right of way to the hunting grounds of what was then regarded as the great American desert has grown the present title of the Cherokees to the land west of 96 degrees of longtitude. The Indians have got the advantage of the Government, obtained recognition for something they did not own, and have thus built up a kind of title, which is not overburdened with equity; and which does not demand a very liberal compensation for its relinquishment. Nevertheless, we have drawn the section disposing of the strip with extending liberality to the Cherokees. The land is opened to actual settlers only, in tracts not to exceed 160 acres to each settler, at the uniform price of $1.25 per acre. A continuous residence of one year is required in order to obtain title. The money is to be placed to the credit of the Cherokees on the books of the treasury, less the cost of sale, and the amount heretofore appropriated to the Indians in part payment for said lands. This would give the Cherokees at least $7,000,000, which is more than double the sum they would have received if all the promises of the treaty of 1866 [?] had been carried out, and would make them the most wealthy people per capita in the world.

Under the present illegal lease system, the Cherokees receive only $100,000 annually for the use of the strip, whereas the interest on the $7,000,000 they would receive from settlers, invested at the rate of four percent, per annum, would bring them the sum of $350,000, or $250,000 in excess of what they now receive.

One other section of the bill remains to be considered. It provides for a commission of five persons. The duties may be summarized as follows.

FirstCTo enter into negotiations with the several Indian tribes within the limits of Oklahoma Territory for the purpose of securing the assignment of lands in severalty, and for the purchase by the United States of the relinquished and unoccupied lands.

SecondCTo attend to all matters relating to the settlement of the Indians upon homesteads, and to their education, civilization, and citizenship.

ThirdCTo enter into any agreements necessary to accomplish the purposes of the organ c [??] act and to report the same for the action of Congress. [DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIRD ITEM AT ALL! Do they mean organization act???]]

This commission and the duties devolved upon it harmonize with the views of the President as expressed in his message. It seems to me this bill in all its provisions ought to be highly satisfactory to the Indians. As one of its originators, I have kept this point constantly in view while at the same time doing justice to the people. It should be remembered that the treaty power has been swept away never to return. The Indian tribes are no longer recognized as independent nations. In 1871 Congress declared Athat hereafter no Indian nation or tribe within the territory of the United States shall be acknowledged or recognized as an independent nation, tribe, or power with whom the United States may contract by treaty,@ and this is now the law of the land. The Supreme Court has decided in more than one case that a subsequent law is superior to a treaty.

The Indians in the proposed Territory must see that to further resist the beneficent influences of a Territorial Government and the settlement of the unoccupied lands would be fatal to them. Not even the Congress of the United States, supreme in its powers under the constitution, is strong enough to stop the onward march of our civilization. The speculating syndicates, controlling public officials, and defying the law, may be successful today, but millions of American homes will be triumphant tomorrow.

There is still another and most conclusive reason why Oklahoma should be organized and settled. At present it is a Chinese wall, a fatal obstruction to the completion of the vast railroad system of the central portion of the continent. The railroad is one of the most potent civilizers of States and people. It should be allowed to find its way from East to West, and from North to South through all parts of the Territory. The broken links between Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and the Gulf of Mexico should be supplied. These lines of transportation are justly entitled to receive the magnificent benefits that would come from the rapid increase of population and wealth which would surely follow the legislation contemplated. So also with the trunk lines connecting us with the Southwestern Territories, Western Texas, Old Mexico, and the Pacific States. The State of Kansas would be largely benefitted by an immense increase of population, stimulated to move in this direction. The demand for supplies of all kinds, while Oklahoma was being settled, would be enormous. I do not hesitate to say that I believe that the business of Kansas City would be increased by many millions annually from the new Territory, and that in less than five years at least 100,000 people would thereby be added to her population.

Every reason connected with good government, the suppression of crime, the civilization and happiness of the Indians, the rights of the home seekers of America, the impartial enforcement of law and justice, the perfection of inter-state commerce, and with national honor and self-respect, conspire to urge the organization of the Territory of Oklahoma. I am not wedded to any particular bill, though the one we have prepared is comprehensive in all its provisions, and against which I am confident it is impossible to make any legitimate objections.


[Boomer article, to say the least.]


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.


It is said that the Rock Island Railroad has been negotiating with the Santa Fe for the use of the latter=s track from the Missouri River Bridge at Atchison to Parnell, a distance of five miles. This would give the Rock Island an outlet through the city.

From a careful consideration of the situation, Railroad Commissioner Humphrey estimates that 1886 will witness great activity in railroad building in Kansas. He thinks that at least seven or eight hundred miles of railroad will be constructed within the coming year, and this without taking into account the possible extension of one or more Eastern roads into the State. The building of so many miles of railroad in various sections of the State will put, it is estimated, eight or ten millions of dollars in circulation.

The Chicago, Manhattan & Minneapolis Railroad Company, which recently filed its charter, proposes to construct five Kansas lines of railway. Capital stock, $17,700,000.

Directors for the first year: Sir Stuart Hogg and C. Alhuson, of London, England; H. S. McDowell, James L. Richie, H. P. Dow, W. S. Elliott, J. E. Hessin, of Manhattan, Kansas; Thomas A. Osborne, and

P. I. Bonebrake, of Topeka.

General Miles has received a letter from District Attorney Perry stating that he had received instructions from the Department of Justice to take charge of the Indian, Roman Nose, and have his case investigated before the United States District Court. This Indian has been at Fort Leavenworth since last June and was brought from the Territory for safekeeping, as he gave the agent much trouble. He is half Sioux and half Cheyenne. Formerly he was a medicine man among the Cheyennes, but his bad conduct made them discard him.

A statement from the office of Auditor of State shows the total number of horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs returned for taxation for the year, 1885, to be 4,916,814, an increase over 1884 of 205,567. The horses numbered 467,224, an increase of 50,279; cattle, 1,919,190, increase 163,417; hogs, 1,389,089, increase 315,941; sheep, 1,140,302, decrease, 225,170. It will be seen that while there has been a gratifying increase in other domestic animals, the decrease in sheep is marked.

The Probate Judge of Atchison recently revoked a druggist=s license because the druggist would not pay five cents on each application returned by him.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

The Secretary of the Interior has instructed the Attorney General to institute suits against cattlemen in Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming for illegally fencing public lands.


Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

Hackney Happenings.

Christmas is past and New Year festivities are here and yet we revel in a balmy atmosphere.

Erasures will be practiced now for an indefinite period until the habit is formed of writing 1886.

Krris Kingle appeared in glittering array at the P. V. M. E. Church Christmas eve, and lavishly dispersed presents to everyone. A tree of thirteen feet altitude was profusely decorated with all sorts of imaginable gifts. The crowd of people in attendance was immense--double the seating capacity of the church. Jollity and hilarity reigned supreme. The most unique present was a live coon. Ye reporter was handsomely remembered with several useful ornaments and feels especially grateful to K. K. for AClark=s O. N. T.@ box chock full of a very choice assortment of the sweetest morsels. He followed the instructions of the recipe contained therein to the letter and consequently feels the desired effect. In his gratitude he wishes his unknown friends the richest of earthly blessings during the progress of the pleasant New Year.

A watch meeting was held at the M. E. Church last night and the New Year was ushered in with appropriate exercise.

Christmas was celebrated by a match game of base-ball between the Hackney Scrubs and a picked nine of Centennial. Victory was declared in favor of the latter.

A family reunion was held Christmas at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Teter. About 40 relatives were in attendance and participated in an excellent turkey feast.

Prof. J. C. Snyder is the happy recipient of a most precious New Year=s gift. Dr. H. W. Marsh assisted in the presentation; will report gender and avoirdupois in next AHarpings.@

The debate at the Centennial literary last Tuesday evening was on the question, AResolved, That the cattlemen have a better right to Oklahoma than the boomers.@ Argued affirmatively by Messrs. Jno. Vandever, Sheridan Teeter, and Rance Holland. Negatively, by Messrs. Loyd Guyer, M. H. Markum, and Monroe Teeter. The discussion awakened considerable interest and the judges wisely decided in favor of the negative. Ed. Byers presented a witty and entertaining paper, AResolved, That the ladies have greater influence in society than gentlemen;@ the paper will be debated next Tuesday evening. Monroe Teeter and L. P. King will affirm; Willis Burke and W. B. Holland will deny. The election of officers last evening resulted in the choice of M. H. Markum for President; Monroe Teeter, Vice President; Lloyd Guyeir, Secretary; Miss Maggie Teeter, Treasurer; and Jno. Vandever, Marshall. The attendance at these exercises is too large for some comfort--being attended from a radius of five miles. They expect a rich literary feast and have not yet been disappointed. GRAPHITE.




Arkansas City Republican, January 2, 1886.

East Bolton Items.

Who can say that we are not having a beautiful winter?

LOST--As Grandpa Vanskike was returning from the Springside lyceum last Tuesday night, he became tangled in the darkness, and in wandering around fell into a pond of water. He managed to get out with his boots filled with water, and started in the direction which he thought would take him home. After spending some time in feeling his way through the darkness, he came in contact with a hedge fence. Spying a light in the window of some house, he called for help. The inmates of the house heard his cries and went to his rescue; and when taken into the house, he found he was a mile farther away from home than when he started from the schoolhouse.

East Bolton farmers are plowing and breaking sod during the holidays. Certainly East Bolton has an industrious class of farmers.

The Christmas tree at Springside was a success. The children enjoyed it hugely. The house was well filled and the tree was well loaded with presents for the little ones. A colored rag doll as large as a two-year-old child was on the tree for Will Stewart. A Christmas tree was also erected at the Pole-cat schoolhouse. The school children entertained the audience very acceptably with dialogues and declamations for an hour and a half, after which Santa Claus and Mrs. Santa Claus made every heart glad with a sack of pop corn and candy. Everybody in East Bolton was happy about Christmas.

The young people had entertainments at four different places Christmas night.

And now that the old year has taken its flight, and another year has dawned upon us, let everybody=s resolve be: AI will make myself more useful this year than last.@

Our new town in Bolton is not coming up very fast, while some of the farmers near the town site are pleased, others are displeased. There never was an enterprise that has pleased everybody.

Shame on the two young men who came to East Bolton from Geuda Springs to see their sweethearts. After they had started home, one of the wheels of their buggy broke, and they went to the residence of Mrs. Abi Davis, and said they lived in Arkansas City, and that if she would let them have a wheel from her buggy, they would return it that same evening. Three weeks rolled around before she heard of it, and when she heard of the property, it had been expressed from Geuda to Arkansas City, with express charges which Mrs. Davis had to pay; and, besides, the wheel is so damaged it cannot be used.




Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

The Bride of Two Days.

MARRIED [??] Silverdale Township comes to the front this week with a sensation. It appears from the story told us by a citizen of Silverdale that the marriage vow is not always binding in that township. Some months ago Dan Bunnell procured a divorce from Mrs. Bunnell. That lady, although a divorced wife, refused to leave the home and shelter of Mr. Bunnell. He has repeatedly tried to get her off, but has never succeeded. Here of late one Wm. Probasco came courting the fair lady and by persistent effort succeeded in obtaining Mrs. Bunnell=s consent to marry him. The wedding came off last Sunday, Rev. Phillips performing the ceremony. Mr. Bunnell was in attendance upon the wedding and congratulated the couple heartily. He also built and furnished them a house in which to go to house-keeping. After the congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Probasco went to their new home. Last Tuesday evening Mrs. Probasco returned to Mr. Bunnell=s house and vowed she would live with Mr. Probasco no longer. With this threat she disappeared and has not been seen or heard of since. Whither she has gone, no one knows. Where the fault lies, no one knows. Whether it was possessed by Probrasco or the woman, we cannot say. Perhaps Judge Gans is getting to be an inefficient probate judge and don=t make the license as binding as he used to.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

Gone to the Fool School Town.

The youth referred to in last week=s REPUBLICAN as being an imbecile has been taken into custody. His name is Lincoln Addensell, and his folks reside in Brooklyn, New York. Sheriff McIntire was in the city Wednesday and took the boy to Winfield. At times the boy appeared to be perfectly rational, but there were other times when it was dangerous for him to be at liberty. He threatened to kill several of our citizens for some supposed injury and there is no doubt but if he had had a chance, he would have put his threat into execution. Only last Saturday he met a couple of ladies on the street and demanded that they shake hands with him. The ladies ran into a store nearby and thus escaped. During the progress of services at one of our churches last Sunday, he interrupted the singing of a duet by two ladies by joining in. When admonished by the minister to keep quiet, he became angry, jumped up, and began to talk and swear. He was quieted finally. What the authorities will do with the boy, we can=t say. We suppose his parents will be notified and they will in all probability take care of him.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

Thos. Kimmel informs us that on Tuesday last he received a letter from one of his school boy friends, whom he had not heard from for more than 25 years. It was at a town in Colorado that he saw an addressed envelope to some businessman. He remembered Tom=s handwriting at school, and a glance at the printed card of Kimmel & Moore on the corner of the envelope convinced him that the letter was from his friend of youthful days. Pleasant memories of the great fun they had had when going to the little white schoolhouse on the hill came flooding back to his memory. They had never heard of each other since separation some 25 years ago, and neither knew the whereabouts of the other. Right forcibly is the thought brought to our mind, by this instance, the value of using printed stationery, and especially envelopes. Businessmen will please make a note of this.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

The blizzard of last week and the cold snap of the past 10 days caused great fears among cattlemen concerning their loss of stock. As far as we can learn around in this vicinity, the loss has been comparatively light. A dispatch from Dodge City, dated Tuesday, says that within a few miles of that town no less than 500 head have drifted to the river where they perished in attempting to cross, or drifted up to fences where they remained and were frozen to death. The dispatch further states that a gentleman from a ranch south reports seeing cattle on his way up frozen that were standing on their feet. The water holes are frozen over, the grass is snowed under, and the weather is cold, with every prospect of more snow. The loss of livestock is bound to be very heavy on the Arkansas River as cattle are drifting down from the Kansas Pacific road.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

Messrs. A. A. Newman, T. H. McLaughlin, H. T. Sumner, Geo. Howard, Jas. Hill, W. B. Wingate, Dr. H. D. Kellogg, Frank Austin, Geo. Cunningham, Herman Godehard, W. D. Mowry, S. P. Burress, and F. B. Hutchison went over into the townships in Sumner County along the line of the proposed G. S. & C. Road Tuesday and worked like Turks to secure the carrying of the bonds. Elsewhere we give the good results of their labors. Wonderful stories are told by the boys as to how they walked mile after mile over enormous snow drifts, and how Herman Godehard captured the German vote and also about A. A. Newman=s big speech on the tariff question. >Tis no wonder that Arkansas City booms, when she has such patriotic and enterprising citizens pushing at the helm. These gentlemen realized that the carrying of these bonds was a necessary factor in the future welfare of Arkansas City, and accordingly went over to the contested territory, through the piercing winds and snow, and put their shoulders to the wheel. A great deal of credit is due the above mentioned gentlemen for what they did for Arkansas City last Tuesday.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

The mad dog scare is still prevalent in Beaver Township. From a farmer who was in town the first of the week, and the Daily Courier, we learn that J. W. Browning lost a fine colt, resulting from a mad dog bite twenty-seven days ago. This makes three head of stock Mr. Browning has lost, with two more valuable horses he knows are bitten and expects nothing else but death. John Watts and Buck Tannehill have lost a number of hogs. The dogs of Dr. Marsh and Mr. Tannehill are thought to have been bitten. A caucus has been held and the conclusion arrived at was to kill the canines. The first mad dog got in good work before Mr. Browning realized it was mad.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

T. G. Hill came up from his ranch down in the Territory Wednesday. He reports the storm as being much severer in the Territory than here. He says snow was one-third deeper there. He found his cattle all alive. The Rainwater Cattle Co., lost pretty heavily of their through cattle. The Wyeth cattle company lost 30 head in one bunch. Cattlemen owning through cattle lost heavily. The ice in Salt Fork was almost 13 inches thick. The storm was the most terrible known to cattlemen and another one of similar caliber will work fearful damage to cattle owners.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

The Santa Fe has waked up the wrong passenger. The great Frisco Trunk line has invaded her territory, and backed up by Jay Gould, Russel Sage, Jessie Seligman, and other prominent financiers, who are opposed to the Santa Fe, have purchased the K. C. & S. W., and taken the contract of the K. C. & S. W. to push that road on from Arkansas City to Caldwell, and west, with another line south through the Indian Territory to the Gulf. Geuda Springs Herald.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.


Statement of the amount of orders issued, to whom issued, and for what purpose issued, on the bond funds for the building of the Central or Stone School Building, between June 24, 1884, and December 19, 1884; and orders issued to teachers from October 1, 1884, to June 3, 1885. Also, amount orders issued on the Incidental fund from July 10, 1884, to June 3, 1885. This is the best the present board can do. Not having any receipts recorded on the district clerk books, drawn from the county treasurer, we can give nothing but the one side.



June 24 >84 J. J. Breene, No. 119, Condemnation ........ $ 2.50

June 24 >84 F. J. Hess, for Judge Gans No. 141, block

141 condemned .............................. 52.50

June 30 >84 F. J. Hess, No. 142, O. Ingersoll, for

Freight on Furnace ......................... 105.20

July 3 >84 J. Q. Ashton, No. 143, 1st estimate of 80

Percent on $4,743.20 ....................... 3,794.85

July 5 >84 William Gall, No. 144, Supervision of

Building ................................... 94.87

July 5 >84 Joe Gibson, No. 145, Hauling furnace from

Depot ...................................... 7.00

July 5 >84 F. J. Hess, No. 146, Money for O. Ingersoll

For Freight ................................ 12.87

July 12 >84 H. D. Gans, No. 150, Condemnation .......... 5.50

Aug. 6 >84 Button Ven & Heating Co., No. 151, Furnace

(Due January 15, 1885, 7 percent) .......... 464.35

Aug. 6 >84 Button Ven & Heating Co., No. 152, Furnace

(Due January 15, 1885, 7 percent) .......... 464.35

Sept. 1 >84 C. A. McIntire, No. 154, Appraisement Notice 5.00

Sept. 3 >84 Recorder of Deeds, No. 156, tax & recording

For School District No. 2 .................. 18.63

Sept. 6 >84 William Gall, No. 157, Supervision ......... 55.13

Oct. 17 >84 Ward & Wallace, 161, Freight on School

Furniture .................................. 159.32

Nov. 25 >84 Ward & Wallace, No. 181, drayage on School

Furniture (Charged to Co.) ................. 12.94

Nov. 28 >84 John Q. Ashton, No. 197, Building .......... 650.00

Nov. 28 >84 John Q. Ashton, No. 198, Building .......... 893.10

Nov. 28 >84 A. J. Pyburn, Legal fees ................... 25.00

Dec. 19 >84 J. B. Tucker, No. 210, Appraise Block 141 .. 2.00

Dec. 19 >84 T. L. Brown, No. 211, Appraise Block 141 ... 2.00

Dec. 19 >84 J. P. Sankey, No. 223, Commission on

Selling Bonds .............................. 200.00

Dec. 19 >84 John Q. Ashton (or bearer), No. 225,

Completion of Stone Building ............... 4,721.00

Dec. 19 >84 Cash, No. 237, Lots No. 1 to 28 (except 25),

Block 141 .................................. 1,438.50


Sep. 30 >84 Michigan School Furniture Co., No. 10,

School seats (no appropriation) at 7

percent, Due September 30, 1886 ............ 1,305.80

Nov. 20 >83 Laughlin & Scott, School Furniture,

Interest 8 percent, unpaid ................. 205.45


Total ................................. $14,696.92

Amount of Bonds Voted ................. $10,000.00


Balance over bonds voted less interest on $1,305.86

For Two Years at 7 percent ........................ $ 4,696.92

Oct. 28 >84 Professor Weir, One month as teacher to

October 31, 1884 ........................... 137.50

Oct. 28 >84 Miss Hattie Horner, One month as teacher to

October 31, 1884 ........................... 50.00

Oct. 28 >84 Miss Lena Gause, One month as teacher to

October 31, 1884 ........................... 50.00

Oct. 28 >84 Miss Ida Springer, One month as teacher to

October 31, 1884 ........................... 50.00

Oct. 28 >84 Miss Abby Lewis, One month as teacher to

October 31, 1884 ........................... 40.00

Oct. 28 >84 Miss Eva Collins, One month as teacher to

October 31, 1884 ........................... 40.00

Oct. 28 >84 Miss Myrtle Jones, One month as teacher to

October 31, 1884 ........................... 40.00

Oct. 28 >84 Miss Jennie Peterson, One month as teacher

to October 31, 1884 ........................ 40.00

Oct. 28 >84 Miss Nellie Nash, One month (18 months after

date) ...................................... 42.85

Oct. 28 >84 Miss Lizzie Holbrook, One month (18 months

after date) ................................ 45.00

Nov. 29 >84 Professor Weir, One month as teacher, ends

Ends November 30, 1884 ..................... 137.50


Miss Hattie Horner ......................... 50.00

Miss Lena Gause ............................ 50.00

Miss Ida Springer .......................... 50.00

Miss Abby Lewis ............................ 40.00

Miss Eva Collins ........................... 40.00

Miss Myrtle Jones .......................... 40.00

Miss Jennie Peterson ....................... 40.00

Miss Nellie Nash (17 months after date) .... 45.00

Miss Lizzie Holbrook (17 months after date) 45.00

Nov. 29 >84 Anna Bissell, 1 month and 4 days,

Nov. 30, 1884 .............................. 54.00

Nov. 29 >84 L. Ferris, 3 weeks ending Nov. 30, 1884 .... 33.75





Dec. 19 >84 Professor Weir, Three Weeks Teacher, Ending

Dec. 19, 1884 .............................. 103.12


Miss Hattie Horner ......................... 37.50

Miss Lena Gause ............................ 37.50

Miss Ida Springer .......................... 37.50

Miss Eva Collins ........................... 30.00

Miss Myrtle Jones .......................... 30.00

Miss Jennie Peterson ....................... 30.00

Miss Nellie Nash (16 months after date) .... 33.75

Miss Lizzie Holbrook (16 months after date). 33.75

Miss Anna Bissell (16 months after date) ... 33.75

Miss L. Ferris (16 months after date) ...... 33.75

Jan. 9 1885 Professor Weir, Teaching One Week, Ending

January 9, 1885 ............................ 34.38


Miss Hattie Horner ......................... 12.50

Miss Lena Gause ............................ 12.50

Miss Ida Springer .......................... 12.50

Miss Eva Collins ........................... 10.00

Miss Myrtle Jones .......................... 10.00

Miss Jennie Peterson ....................... 10.00

Miss Nellie Nash (16 months after date) .... 11.25

Miss L. Ferris (16 months after date) ...... 11.25

Miss Florence Patterson (16 mo. after date) 11.25

Miss Oberchain (16 months after date) ...... 11.25

Jan. 14 >85 Abbie Lewis, teacher, 8-1/2 days ........... 17.00

Jan. 15 >85 Emma Campbell, teacher, 11-1/2 days ........ 17.25

Feb. 6 1885 Professor Weir, teacher for one month ...... 137.50


Miss Hattie Horner ......................... 50.00




Total: ................... $4,979.85


July 10 >84 T. H. McLaughlin, services as contractor ... $ 10.00

July 10 >84 F. J. Hess, clerk as per note of building .. 40.00

Aug. 20 >84 C. T. Atkinson, Ad. In REPUBLICAN .......... 1.10

Sept. 1 >84 Howard Brothers, lock, screws, etc. ........ 1.75

Oct. 1 1884 Tyner & Muzzy, reglazing at old building ... 6.00

Oct. 1 1884 J. Kallenberger, two weeks as janitor ...... 19.50

Oct. 17 >84 T. D. Richardson, digging well 39 feet

(At $1 per foot) ........................... 39.00

Oct. 27 >84 H. P. Standley, printing catalogues ........ 49.80

Oct. 21 >84 Bennett & Owen, pump ....................... 21.20

Nov. 1, >84 J. Kallenberger, 1st month=s services as

Janitor .................................... 39.00

Nov. 2, >84 [? ?], 300 pounds coal ..................... 49.89

Nov. 14 >84 Searing & Mead, thirty-three tons coal ..... 101.06?

Nov. 19 >84 J. C. Smalley [?], 1-1/2 board wood ........ 7.00?

Nov. 25 >84 Archie Dunn, express on school [?] ......... 2.00?

Nov. 26 >84 H. P. Farrar, 1-1/2 month=s rent on house .. 75.00?

Nov. 27 >84 R. S. Marshall, condemning school site ..... 2.00

Nov. 29 >84 J. Kallenberger, services as janitor,

One month .................................. 39.00

Nov. 29 >84 M. O. Brown, Gen. Agt., Weschester Insurance

Co., 3 years, $5,000 ....................... 85.00

Dec. 19 >84 J. Kallenberger, services as janitor to

December 19, 1884 .......................... 29.25

Dec. 19 >84 G. W. Miller & Co., iron pipes, etc. ....... 125.26

Dec. 19 >84 Sifford & Parker, poker and scraper ........ 1.40

Dec. 19 >84 Arkansas City REPUBLICAN, printing 5,000

School Reports ............................. 10.00

Dec. 19 >84 Arkansas City REPUBLICAN, printing notice .. 1.00

Dec. 19 >84 Ward & Wallace, hauling wood ............... .75

Dec. 19 >84 Thomas Kane & Co., maps and charts ......... 49.50

Dec. 19 >84 M. Ruby or bearer, hauling water ........... .45

Jan. 9 1885 J. Kallenberger, janitor from Jan. 1-9, 1885 9.25

Jan 14 1885 John O. Echel, moulding, lath, lime, etc. .. 9.00

Jan 14 1885 H. S. Davenport, wood delivered ............ 34.50

Jan 28 1885 C. A. Walker, one-half cord of wood ........ 3.00

Jan 29 1885 R. B. Baird, repairing at school building .. 6.10

Jan 30 1885 H. S. Davenport, 3-1/4 cords wood at $6.00

Per Cord ................................... 22.50

Jan 30 1885 C. A. Walker, 7/16 cord wood ............... 2.63

Feb. 2 1885 Ochs & Nicholson, feather dusters .......... 4.00

Feb. 2 1885 McLaughlin Bros., sundries ................. 27.35

Feb. 2 1885 Sifford & Parker, poker and scraper ........ 3.50

Feb. 6 1885 John Kallenberger, one month, janitor ...... 39.00

Feb. 6 1885 J. M. Weeks, 22-1/2 days, janitor .......... 22.50

Feb. 10 >85 McLaughlin Bros., fifty window hooks ....... 1.00

Feb. 10 >85 L. McLaughlin, rent to February 6, 1885 .... 80.00

Feb. 11 >85 Ed Chamberlain, work putting window stops .. 2.50

Feb. 11 >85 H. P. Farrar, cash, interest on teacher=s

Orders ..................................... 45.00

Feb. 25 >85 Searing & Mead, 14,630 pounds coal at $6.00

Per Ton .................................... 43.86

March 6 >85 Dr. Mitchell, interest on $300 teacher=s

Orders ..................................... 17.00

March 7 >85 H. S. Davenport, two cords wood ............ 12.00

M=ch 23 >85 Ward & Wallace, drayage and freight ........ 4.20

M=ch 23 >85 T. McDonald, one-half month as janitor ..... 19.50

April 4 >85 J. Kallenberger, three weeks as janitor .... 29.25

April 4 >85 Thos. McDonald, services as janitor ........ 9.75

April 4 >85 C. R. Sipes, merchandise ................... 31.75

April 8 >85 McLaughlin Bros., merchandise .............. 6.15

April 9 >85 Dr. J. A. Mitchell, interest on $731 ....... 26.00

Aprl 28 >85 Arkansas City Coal Company, fuel ........... 158.50

Aprl 30 >85 Arkansas City Coal Co., one ton Pitts coal . 6.75

May 1, 1885 E. D. Eddy, window glass, chronometer, etc. 18.65

May 2, 1885 A. A. Newman & Co., sundries ............... 39.22

May 2, 1885 McLaughlin Bros., brooms ................... .70

May 2, 1885 T. McDonald, one month as janitor .......... 39.00

May 2, 1885 Mrs. Anna Wright, organist for three months $ 6.00

May 2, 1885 Searing & Mead, one cord of wood ........... 6.50

June 1, >85 T. McDonald, one and one-half months as

Janitor .................................... 58.50


Total: $1,699.13


I certify the above statements to be correct as recorded on the clerk=s books.

By order of the board. January 8th, 1886.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

Capital Interested in Oklahoma.

Kansas City Times. A valuable Apointer@ to friends of the Oklahoma movements may be found in the present status of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad stocks. When the Gould party recently put Texas Pacific into the hands of a receiver, the occasion was in some occult way made to produce a boom in Kansas and Texas.

During the boom Mr. Hoxie, the great cattleman, and other holders, sold a large number of shares to New York and Boston gentlemen. Within the past few days the stock has tended downward much to the chagrin of the buyers, and the best hope of a favorable reaction which will enable them to get even is the opening of the Indian Territory to settlement. With its advantageous position as the only line already in operation across the Territory, if Congress should adopt any of the plans proposed for breaking up the reservation system and opening the country to settlers, the Kansas and Texas stock would immediately rise in value and the New York and Boston capitalists would make money.

Being businessmen and not philanthropists, when their pockets are to be affected, these gentlemen will use all their influence for the sensible dealing with Indian questions, which the west has long desired.

We may expect a somewhat changed feeling in the east about Oklahoma this winter. The boomers are rather shy of capitalists and corporations as a rule, but the event may prove that Mr. Hoxie has struck the opening wedge a hearty blow and that certain capitalists will toil industriously for an early settlement of the Territory.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

Y. M. C. A.



SECTION 1. The name of this organization shall be the Young Men=s Christian Association of Arkansas City, Kansas.

SECTION 2. The object of this Association shall be the development of Christian character and activity in its members; the promotion of evangelical religion; the cultivation of Christian sympathy; and the improvement of the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical condition of young men.


SECTION 1. The members of this Association shall consist of three kinds, viz.: active, associate, and sustaining.

SECTION 2. Any male member in good standing of any evangelical church may became an active member by payment in advance of two dollars ($2 annually). The right of vote and to hold office belongs only to active members, but all other privileges of the association may be equally enjoyed by all classes of members.

SECTION 3. Any person (male) of good moral character may become an associate member by payment in advance of two dollars ($2) annually.

SECTION 4. Any person (male) of good moral character may become a sustaining member by payment of ten dollars ($10) annually, subject to qualifications and restrictions of sections 2 and 3 of this article.

SECTION 5. Any member of the Association may propose the name of an applicant for membership at any time, to any member of the Board of Directors (hereinafter provided for) which application shall be acted upon at any regular meeting of the Board. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members of the Board present shall be required to elect said applicant.


SECTION 1. The members of this Association shall seek out young men taking up their residence in Arkansas City and vicinity, and endeavor to bring them under moral and religious influences by aiding them in the selection of suitable boarding places, and finding them employment; introducing them to the members and privileges of the Association; securing their attendance at some place of worship on the Sabbath, and by every means in their power surrounding them with Christian influences.

SECTION 2. The members of this Association shall exert themselves to interest the churches to which they especially belong, to its objects and welfare. They shall labor to induce all suitable young men to connect themselves with the association and use all proper means for increasing its membership, activity, and usefulness, and they shall from time to time engage in such special or occasional labors of usefulness as may be presented to the association.


SECTION 1. The officers of this Association shall consist of a president, vice-president, corresponding secretary, and a treasurer, who, together with six other members, shall constitute a Board of Directors, and shall also be the trustees of the Association. The officers of the Association shall be the officers of the Board.

SECTION 2. All of the above named officers and members of the Board shall be elected by ballot on the third Tuesday in September and shall immediately enter upon the duties of their office, and shall hold the same one year and until their successors have entered upon the discharge of their duties.



SECTION 1. The officers of this Association shall perform the duties usually pertaining to their respective offices and such other duties as the Association or Board may assign them.

SECTION 2. All money paid out by the treasurer shall be by order of the Board on a voucher signed by the president, drawn by the recording secretary in favor and to the order of the party to receive the money.

SECTION 3. A general secretary may be employed by the Board, who shall, under the direction of the Board, have general supervision of the work of the Association, be in attendance at all meetings of the Board, and perform such other duties as they may assign him.

SECTION 4. The Board of Directors shall have general management and supervision of the affairs of the Association, its correspondence, rooms, libraries, publications, etc., and as trustees of the Association shall have full and entire control of all real and personal property belonging to the Association. No contract, debt, or obligation shall be binding unless contracted by virtue of a resolution concurred in by a majority of the Board of Directors, provided that all contracts, debts, or obligations over the sum of fifty dollars ($50) shall also require the approval of the Association and for the payment of which satisfactory provision shall have been made. The Board shall hold its meetings once a month, and shall construct by-laws for its government. Six members shall constitute a quorum; but four may transact business subject to the approval of the Board.


SECTION 1. The president shall appoint, by and with the approval of the Board of Directors, such committees as may be necessary to advance the work of the Association.


SECTION 1. Special meeting of the Association for the transaction of business may be called by the president at his option, and shall be called at the written request of five members, three days notice being given.

SECTION 2. The president, treasurer, and secretary shall present written reports at the annual meeting.

SECTION 3. No question shall be discussed involving politics or doctrinal differences between evangelical churches.

SECTION 4. All meetings of the Association and Board shall be opened and closed with devotional exercises.


SECTION 1. In case of misconduct on the part of any officer or member, his position or membership or both, may be declared forfeited by the Board, butt not until he has had opportunity for defense.

SECTION 2. Any officer or member of the Board of Directors who is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Board without an excuse satisfactory to the Board, shall forfeit his position as such officer or member of the Board, and the vacancy shall be filled as prescribed by ARTICLE 6, SECTION 1.

SECTION 3. It shall be the duty of the recording secretary to notify the Board of all vacancies occurring under this article.


SECTION 1. The provisions of this Constitution, by which none but members in good standing, of evangelical churches, may vote and hold office, shall never be annulled, and no amendment to this Constitution may be made which, if made, would allow the said provisions to be annulled. In other respects this Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at any regular meeting of the Association, provided, such alteration or amendment shall have been proposed at a meeting at least one month previous.




SECTION 1. The regular meetings of the Board shall be held the second Monday of each month, and special meetings whenever the president may direct, or at the written request of any three members thereof.

SECTION 2. The following shall be the order of business.

1. Reading the Scriptures and Prayer.

2. Roll Call.

3. Reading of Minutes.

4. Reports of Officers.

5. Unfinished business.

6. Election of members.

7. Reports from regular committees.

8. Reports from special committees.

9. New and miscellaneous business.

10. Adjournment with Prayer.

SECTION 3. The devotional work shall be divided into various branches and placed in charge of the several members of the Board.

SECTION 4. One member of each committee must be a member of the Board, and the

president shall be an ex-officio member of each committee.


SECTION 1. There shall be appointed by the president, under the approval of the Board, at their first regular meeting, or as soon thereafter as practicable, standing committees, consisting severally of three members, unless otherwise ordered, as follows.

1. Finance.

2. Publication, tract, and invitation.

3. Rooms and library.

4. Music.

5. Social Work

6. Lecture and Lyceum.

7. Visitation of the sick.

SECTION 2. A reception committee of twenty-five may be appointed.


SECTION 1. Standing committees shall report whenever ordered by the Board, and in writing if so ordered.


SECTION 1. These By-laws may be altered or amended by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present at any regular meeting of the Board, provided notice of the proposed alteration or amendment shall have been given in writing at a previous regular meeting.


SECTION 1. Any by-law may be suspended during one meeting of the Board by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

MARRIED. Bolton Township society is enlivened this week by a real genuine case of elopement. The participants were A. Scott and Miss Ella Gilbert, daughter of A. J. Gilbert. It was brought about by the old story of stern parents not allowing true love to run along smoothly. The parents were opposed to their daughter marrying Mr. Scott, but when that young lady attained her majority, she did as her heart dictated. The wedding occurred last Tuesday night at the residence of Rev. Vie, in Bolton Township. Last Tuesday evening Mr. Scott went to the home of his lady love to take her to a social gathering at a neighbor=s; instead, the couple went and were united in marriage. Immediately after the ceremony was performed, the happy couple went to the home of Mr. Scott, which he had prepared to receive his bride, and commenced house-keeping. The groom is a young man, industrious, and is the owner of a good farm. The bride is one of the most estimable young ladies in Bolton Township. The REPUBLICAN hopes their life will be one long dream of wedded bliss.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

Last Monday the county commissioners convened. J. D. Guthrie, commissioner from this district, was sworn in. The first business coming before the board was the designation of the official paper of the county. The Courier received the appointment for the ensuing year, and the compensation was fixed at legal rates. The bond of S. J. Smock as county clerk was approved and he entered upon the duties of his office Wednesday. Ed. G. Gray received the appointment of deputy clerk. Both these gentlemen, we predict, will make faithful officials. Capt. J. S. Hunt retired from the office with the good will of all.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

DIED. The Courier reports that the bodies of Wm. Gilbert and a neighbor, living four miles southwest of Salt City in Walton Township, Sumner County, were found Monday down on Duck Creek in the Territory, where they froze to death in the terrible storm of last Thursday. They started early Thursday morning before the storm set in, for wood. Each had a good team, but whether they perished or not is unknown. They were not found with the bodies. The particulars are scanty. Gilbert was a young man and a cousin of Mrs. Sampson Johnson, of Pleasant Valley. Both men were well-to-do farmers.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

S. C. Smith, our new hotel man, arrived in the city Saturday last from Bradford, Pennsylvania. He intends going right ahead with the hotel and has been engaged in letting the contracts this week. As soon as the weather will permit, work will be resumed, and pushed with all possible speed. Within 8 months Arkansas City will have as fine a hotel as there is in Southern Kansas. We are informed that a gentleman from the same town as Mr. Smith is to be the landlord.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

The denizens of Winfield claim they have found a 6-inch-vein of coal. It was discovered at a depth of 150 by a man who was digging a well for the Imbecile asylum. We can beat that down at Arkansas City. We know of a man who discovered a half-ton of coal at our back door last week while we were asleep. A half-ton discovery will beat a six inch one all to pieces. The man who found our half-ton veing did not have to dig 150 feet down in the ground either.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

Thursday of last week, the coldest day ever known in Kansas, Marshal Crocker, Tom Runyan, Geo. Crocker, and an employee on the farm of Mr. Crocker, drove from his ranch down in the Territory some 25 miles to their home near Bitter Creek post office. Mr. Crocker froze his chin; Mr. Runyan the fingers on one of his hands; the junior Crocker, his cheeks, and the employee was frozen pretty much all over. They have all recovered from their frozen condition.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

We have heard farmers complain a great many times that they were unable to get their horses shod satisfactorily. Since Parker & Rarick have opened their blacksmith shop, the complaint has ceased. Warren Neil, the boss horse shoer of the state, has been employed by this firm and he attends to nothing else, except the horse-shoeing department. As far as blacksmithing is concerned, we would just like to cast our peepers on a job of work that Parker & Rarick cannot do.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

Last Sunday at the M. E. Church there was a small congregation in attendance, but nevertheless Rev. Buckner raised $117 by subscription in about 15 minutes for the benevolent societies of the church. There were only about 60 persons in attendance owing to the bad state of the weather. This shows that Rev. Buckner=s services are appreciated by his flock.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

EDS. REPUBLICAN: I desire to say through the columns of your paper for the benefit of all interested in the work of our Lord and Master and the public generally, that the year 1885 was a prosperous one for the Christian Church in Arkansas City. Our minister, Bro.

J. P. Witt, has been exceedingly active and zealous in his work. Having added 77 to the membership of this congregation during the year 1885, and the new year opens with most favorable prospects. Having a good audience in regular attendance, giving marked attention, and manifesting quite an interest in our little flock. We have an excellent Sunday school and very interesting and profitable review of the lesson on the board by Bro. J. P. Witt, and all seem deeply interested in our work. We thank God and take courage.


R. A. MAXEY, Clerk.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

MR. EDITOR: The voting of the bonds in the south townships of Sumner County insures the building of the Frisco road to Caldwell and west and makes Arkansas City the junction of the western and southern branch of that great railroad; its value to this city can hardly be estimated. When completed we will have as good a system as any city in the state. The Southern extension of the Santa Fe and Frisco will bring to this city the trade of the south Indian country, which will soon be opened to settlement and commerce and will develop with a rapidity that will astonish the go-a-head men of this progressive age. And the city at the mouth of the Walnut, in this great Arkansas Valley, will reap the reward of the steady perseverance of her businessmen. In two years we will have 12,000 people and will have every species of business and industry to give employment, wealth, and comfort to all our people. Wichita may be a daisy, but we are the garland of them all and Winfield will be our suburb.



Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


The County Commissioners at their sessions this week passed the following resolutions.

AIn view of the retirement of Commissioner Walton after three years service, we, the remaining members of the board, wish to express our appreciation of his valuable services. By his sound judgment, general intelligence, and unfailing diligence, as well as by his uniform courtesy, he has made our duties less likesome and contributed largely to the success of our labors. Our remembrance of him will always be kindly and we tender him our best wishes for his future happiness and prosperity.@


ATo Capt. J. S. Hunt: The Commissoners of Cowley Countty desire to express to you at this expiration of your term of office, an appreciation of your ability in the conduct of a county office and to say that as a public servant, all the duties of the office have been discharged accurately and faithfully, and that as a courteous and able assistant to the county commissioners in their duties, they will remember you for years. They desire also to express the hope that your future may be crowned with the success your merit deserves.




Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


A. McDonald, a sub-contractor on the K. C. & S. W. Road between here and the state line, was way-laid at the south canal bridge last Saturday night while on his way to camp south of town with a load of provisions. McDonald=s story is as follows.

When he arrived at the south canal bridge last Saturday evening at about dark, his team was stopped and he was fiercely attacked by two disguised men, who beat him with clubs. He was knocked from his wagon and left lying on the ground senseless, while the two men made their escape. A son of Wm. Kirtley discovered McDonald and put him in the wagon and brought him back up to the hotel, where Dr. Fowler was called to dress the wounds. The Doctor upon examination found that a severe cut had been inflicted upon the right side of the head across the ear about four inches in length and in depth to the temporal bone. Several other cuts had been inflicted upon McDonald=s forehead, but they were minor ones. McDonald holds that the parties who attacked him were men who held a grudge against him and not robbers. We are told that McDonald was drinking some, but was not intoxicated. Dr. Fowler informs us that such wounds could have been inflicted by McDonald falling from the wagon and striking the wheel. No arrests have been made.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

At last in the annals of history the banana peeling has secured a rival. The sleet of Thursday made walking almost impossible. For the last two days sinners as well as Christians have stood on slippery ground. At least Maj. Woodin has that opinion. While standing on the corner with his cane behind him for support, gently conversing with a friend as to the ups and downs in life, the Major was suddenly startled to find that his support had been gradually slipping from under him, until, alas! It was too late to stop the downfall of mankind. Unfortunately for the Major, he was on his way back to the livery barn from the drug store with a big bottle of castor oil in his pistol pocket, which he had first purchased for the lubrication of buggies. Our readers can imagine the result. Even now when the jolly Major sits upon a chair, he is almost sure to slip off from the effect of the oil.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

The eighth birthday of Miss Della Stevens, which occurred on last Monday, was celebrated by a gathering after school hours of a number of her little school-mates at her home. A representative of the REPUBLICAN was there and with the little folks partook of the bountiful supply of refreshments served. Miss Della received a number of presents. The following is a list of the little guests.

Oakney Henderson, Grace Henderson, Anna Traband, Mary Steele, Fay McLaughlin, Marry Matlack, Lee Krebs, Bertha Rubby, Jessie Ruby, Aola Krebs, Bertha Traband, Mammie Bohner, Eddie Traband, Bertha Krebs, and Harry McLaughlin.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

Notwithstanding the bad weather, the building interest in Arkansas City is unabated. Mr. Pickle let the contract this week to T. W. Gant for the basement of another brick block he is going to erect on Summit Street. Mr. Smith also let to the same gentleman the contract for part of the stone work in connection with the new hotel. >Tis well. Get your contracts let while there is a little leisure, so that when the weather opens up every idle man may have work and all be happy.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

Beaver Township had a sensation Wednesday of last week in the shape of a hairpulling match between two young ladies as they wended their way home from school. It seems that parties engaged in the wool picking were both special friends of a young man in that vicinity, and through jealousy, brought wrath upon each other.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

FOR SALE. On very easy terms a large five roomed house, with full basement in choice location, lots all fenced with picket fence, four hydrants, fruit trees of all kinds, shade trees, etc. Price $2,000. $500 cash, balance in installments of about $50 every 90 days, cheaper than rent. For further particulars, apply to



Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


Vote for the school bonds February 1.

Mike Shivers lost eight hobs by the blizzard.

The APathfinders@ are billed for Arkansas City Jan. 26.

L. P. King, our representative, goes to Topeka Monday.

BIRTH. Born January 6, 1886, to Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Houghton, a boy babe.

Now is the time to register. The books were opened Monday.

S. J. Taft, of West Bolton, is confined to his bed with pneumonia.

Frank Balyeat got away this week on that Ohio visit instead of last.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Martin, twin boys, Wednesday night, January 6.

In the spring a newcomer will open up a large implement establishment.

City election will soon be here. Don=t forget to register if you desire to vote.

Ira Barnett shipped one car load of cattle Wednesday night and three of hogs.

Senator Sherman has again been elected U. S. Senator by the Ohio legislature.

Mrs. Richard Tannehill, of Beaver Township, was taken very ill Thursday morning.

Frank Austin wants to rent his residence. (N. B. His wife is away, is the reason.)

The Santa Fe ran its first through train since the storm to Kansas Citty, Wednesday.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


A six months old babe of G. A. Robinson is very sick with the congestion of the brain.

Mrs. J. T. Shindel with the children arrived from Belle Plaine at O. Ingersoll=s Thursday.

Thirteen fat hogs belonging to F. M. Vaughn were frozen to death during the blizzard of last week.

Large quantities of fish are being caught daily in the Walnut since the workmen began cutting ice.

Mrs. Geo. Heitkam was taken very sick Tuesday. She is convalescent somewhat at present writing.

Monday night the store of Wm. Barnes over in the Jack Oaks was destroyed by fire. Damages small.

The Western Union weather report is now furnished at the real estate agency of Snyder & Hutchison.

Nest Tuesday the legislature convenes and proceeds to business in accordance with the governor=s call.

Samuel Newell, who has been visiting in the city for several days, returned to his New York home Monday.

The Arkansas City Roller Mill Company made a shipment of a car load of flour to Ft. Smith Wednesday over the Frisco.

Mrs. Elizabeth Mantor has moved to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Angie Goff, three and a half miles in the country.

On account of the blizzard of last week, Mrs. D. E. [?] Beatty did not get away on her visit to Iola. She went Tuesday.

Capt. J. W. Parks, of the Wyeth Cattle Company, has been in the city this week on business.

The Y. M. C. A., had its constitution and by-laws printed in pamphlet form this week at the REPUBLICAN job printing office.

BIRTH. Born Friday night last, a boy, to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kessinger, of Beaver Township. Weight 13 pounds--a chip off of the old block.

Dr. C. D. Brown rode 26 miles over west into Sumner County Thursday of last week during the blizzard to attend a very sick patient.

McLaughlin & Co., will open up a grocery store next week in the room formerly occupied by R. E. Grubbs= New England Kitchen.

MARRIED. Edward S. Donnelly and Sadie Scott were united in marriage Sunday last at the Baptist parsonage at Winfield, by Rev. J. H. Reider.

Frank Ellis, of Bitter Creek post office, passed through town Monday on his way back to Illinois for a short visit to friends and relations.

DIED. M. Fullerlove, of paralysis Thursday morning, in Arkansas City. The remains were interred yesterday in Riverview Cemetery.

The Santa Fe ran an extra train Sunday to make up for lost time in carrying the mail. There were three sacks of letters and 17 of papers.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


For 10 days past the ice men have had their prayers answered. They have been busily engaged in pulling up ice this and last week.

Upon the inside of the REPUBLICAN we print a financial statement of the expenditures of the school board funds June 24, 1884, to January 8, 1886.

DIED. The six-month old babe of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Beach, of Pleasant Valley Township, died last Friday from brain fever. It was buried Saturday.

B. F. Coggins, of Bitter Creek post office, a genial friend of the REPUBLICAN, dropped into our sanctum Wednesday to attend to his subscription.

H. C. Deets, of the Red Front Barber Shop, undoubtedly employs the most skilled barbers in Cowley County. Mr. Deets himself is a most excellent shaver.

John Love was at his range camp during the storm of last week. He seems to be growing younger and tougher since his vacation last summer.

L. V. Coombs traded his resident property in the 4th ward for that of A. G. Lowe=s in the 1st ward. Mr. and Mrs. Coombs will reside in their new property.

The Wichita Eagle reports a brakeman on the Beaumont branch of the Frisco getting his arms and legs cut off Thursday. The story was sensational.

The Walnut Valley Times very sensibly opposes the A. T. & S. F. Railroad propositions for township bonds to build the extension to Winfield in Butler County.

At the meeting of the Board of Trade last Wednesday evening, Maj. L. J. Miles was selected to go to Washington, D. C., in the interest of the Fort Smith road.

Will McConn, formerly local editor of the Traveler, has purchased a half interest in the Belle Plaine News. Will will make the News sparkle like a diamond in the sky.

Over in Walton Township in the vicinity of Bitter Creek post office Thursday of last week Al. Dean had six fine hogs frozen to death. Frank Ellis also lost several head.

The members of the M. E. Church, of Beaver Township, held a big oyster supper Wednesday night in their house of worship. An enjoyable time is reported by parties in attendance.

Mrs. C. W. Ranson [? THOUGHT IT WAS RANSOM?] is on the sick list this week. For a time her life was dispaired of, but she is convalescing now very slowly. The physician pronounced that her trouble is consumption.

The Frisco folks would please the people better who travel the road to the west bridge, by keeping the engine from standing on or under the crossing. Some complaints have been made.

Capt. J. B. Nipp was down from Winfield Thursday. Capt. Has just returned from a trip out west and is completely fascinated with the prospect of the new towns in which he is interested.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


As far as we can ascertain, no one was frozen to death in this vicinity, although various reports were prevalent that several children were frozen. The rumors were false and without foundation.

Dr. J. D. Workman and son, G. B. Workman, of Cadiz, Ohio, are visiting in the city this week, guests at the residence of Dr. C. D. Brown. Dr. Workman and son will probably locate in this city.

During the snow blockade the latter part of last week, the Santa Fe railroad company boarded all of its detained passengers at Newton free of expense. There were 204 persons and they were blockaded three days.

Court adjourned Monday to allow the courtroom to be repaired. It convened again Thursday. We saw four sad looking jurors from Bolton Township coming in at about midnight Monday on their way home from Winfield.

AClel@ Coulter and sister, Miss Leah, of Beaver Township, went out to the new town of Veteran in Stanton County the latter part of last week. They went out there to attend to their claims, each having pre-empted 160 acres.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

Marriage Licenses.

The following marriage licenses have been issued.

Deanis C. Burk, Nancy Biby. [COULD THEY MEAN DENNIS???]

W. D. Clapp, Phoeba Whiteneck.

E. S. Donnelly, Sadie Scott.

A. M. Scott, Nellie Gilbert.

Wm. H. Probasco, Sarah C. Bunnell.

Lewis Brown, Lena L. Walbrath.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


Beginning with tomorrow night at the U. P. Church, there will be held a series of meetings by Rev. J. O. Campbell assisted by Rev. E. C. Cooper, of Anthony. The meetings will close one week from tomorrow with communion services.

Kingsbury & Barnett received a fresh stock of Hamilton & Pentecost=s home-made candies yesterday. The assortment is excellent and the supply bountiful. This firm sells these candies so rapidly that they can scarcely keep up an unbroken selection.

A number of cattle were frozen to death in this vicinity. Mr. Botts, who has a range on Wolfe Creek lost two; M. Johnson, who has a range at the mouth of Deer Creek, lost quite a number; H. J. Chinn lost one; and Dan Feagans of Bolton Township six.

The Star Dancing Club--a club comprising the jolly young people of the city--gave a sheet and pillow masquerade ball, in Burrrough=s hall, last Saturday night. It was highly enjoyed by all who attended. This club will have a ball tonight in the same hall.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


Bowers & Wood, the enterprising butchers at the City Meat Market, are putting up ice this week for next summer=s use. These gentlemen always take time by the forelock, and are prepared year in and year out to furnish their patrons with good and tender meats.

N. T. Lawton has been very sick for 10 days with pneumonia. He was not expected to live Tuesday, but at this writing he has improved slightly. Mr. Lawton is an old soldier and his sickness is due principally to diseases brought on by hard service for his country.

Isaac Ochs came up from Pawnee Agency, Thursday of last week. At Ponca Agency Mrs. Morris joined him. They were considerably chilled by their ride against the blizzard, but fortunately neither was frozen. Mrs. Morris had been visiting at the home of Jos. Sherburne.

T. R. [?] McLaughlin informs us that he never saw so many frozen faces of men in his life as he did Tuesday last over in Guelph Township. Nearly every voter who came to the polls had the skin peeling from his face, occasioned by their cheeks being frozen during the blizzard.

The meetings at the Presbyterian Church during the week have been growing in interest each night and will be continued next week. There will be a service tonight. A cordial invitation is extended to all Christian workers to be present at these meetings and all will find a welcome.

Dr. Morris, from the Buckeye state, has been in the city this week. He intends removing here with his family. Wednesday he purchased the place of Rev. N. S. Buckner. The consideration was $1,700. J. C. Armstrong made the sale. [COULD NOT READ NEXT SENTENCE.]

The REPUBLICAN would like to urge upon our citizens the necessity of draining the slough west of the city across the canal. Soon warm weather will be here and then the usual amount of malaria will begin to exist. It is of the utmost importance that everyone should try to have that slough drained or filled up.

The public debt statement for December will show another increase of about $2,000,000, it is said. But on the other hand, Auditor Chenoweth proclaims a saving of $7.50 by the reduction of an army officer=s travel account, and so the administration=s desperate efforts at economy have not been entirely fruitless.

The Madison Square Company played in Highland Opera House Monday and Thursday evenings. F. J. Hess, the manager of the opera house, has re-arranged the seats and made it very much more comfortable for its visitors. The attendance both evenings was fair and a portion of the company did some very good acting.

Mrs. Jacob Terwilliger, of East Bolton Township, was stricken with paralysis in the right side Wednesday morning last. Mrs. Terwilliger has been ailing for several months past, but was able to attend to her household duties. She is 70 years of age and her recovery is somewhat doubtful. Her right side was entirely paralyzed. Dr. S. B. Parsons is attending.


Arkansas City REPUBLICAN, January 16, 1886.


S. B. Strong reports big losses of sheep in Rock Township, last Thursday night, says the Courier. Arthur Swain lost 150 head. J. F. Williams lost 100 head. John Snyder, 100 head. John Stalter lost a large number. Andrew Dawson also had a small loss. Mr. Strong, out of his large herd, didn=t lose a sheep. He had prepared the best of shelter.

The understanding between the Courier and the county commissioners when they designated it as the official paper of the county was that the county printing be circulated in the Arkansas City REPUBLICAN. We have made arrangements with the Courier to that effect and our friends can obtain [WORD OBSCURED] the county printing of interest to them by subscribing for the REPUBLICAN.

Providence appears to be favoring the Indian arrested over at Cambridge several weeks ago for attempted burglary. The case came to trial last Friday, but was postponed indefinitely because the prosecuting witness burst a blood vessel just as he was getting ready to go to court. If the witness dies, the Indian goes free. At present the latter seems to be holding the winning card.

Tuesday the election for voting aid to the G. S., C. & N. W. Road came off. The bonds were carried in all the townships between here and Caldwell. In Walton Township the bonds were carried by 62 majority; Guelph, by 10 majority; South Haven, 211; Falls, 30; and Caldwell, 401. The carrying of the bonds insures the building of the road west from Arkansas City to Caldwell.

J. A. Hollister, of Danville, Illinois, the grading contractor of the A. T. & S. F., whom the REPUBLICAN referred to last week as having received the contract for grading a portion of the Santa Fe extension through the territory, writes to N. T. Snyder again this week, telling him to have Afive houses ready for rental purposes.@ Mr. Hollister will bring four families with him. They will all locate in Arkansas City. [UNFORTUNATELY, WE DO NOT HAVE PREVIOUS ISSUE.]

Our readers are familiar with the name and doings of Rev. H. D. Jardine, of Kansas City, who some weeks ago was convicted before an ecclesiastical court. Last Monday in St. Louis he either suicided or killed himself accidentally by taking chloroform. The general supposition is that Rev. Jardine became disheartened because of his failure to get another hearing and suicided.

N. C. Hinkley, A. D. Prescott, A. B. Johnson, and Albert Worthley purchased the lots adjoining the one owned by the Johnson Loan & Trust Company, in the Worthley Block Tuesday. These gentlemen will erect a two-story business house, 25 x 80, on their purchase in the spring. The Johnson Loan & Trust Company will erect their building at the same time. By fall another handsome block will line 5th Avenue or Depot Street.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

Dissolution Notice.

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned have dissolved the partnership heretofore existing for the purpose of carrying on the hog business under the name L. H. Braden & Co. L. H. Braden pays all [?? LAST TWO WORDS OBSCURED?].




Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.



Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


School Children.

State Superintendent Lawhead has just completed a table giving the school population of Kansas by counties as follows.


Butler ......... 9,879

Cowley ......... 10,652

Sedgwick ....... 11,000?

Sumner ......... 10,770?


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.

Death of Mrs. Mary Sleeth.

DIED. Mrs. Mary Sleeth, wife of W. M. Sleeth, died Tuesday morning at 7 o=clock. The deceased had been ailing for 18 months past from that dreaded disease of consumption. Several weeks ago her husband removed her to Cleveland, Ohio, for medical treatment, and it has been only about two weeks since her return home. She was very feeble then, but was better than when she went east. Only the latter part of last week was she taken to her bed, and her demise was more sudden than expected by her friends and relatives.

The funeral took place from the Presbyterian Church Wednesday, January 13, at 10 a.m., and the remains were interred in Riverview Cemetery. A few minutes before the hour, the relatives and a few of the more immediate friends assembled at the home of the departed and after a few comforting words of scripture read by Rev. J. O. Campbell and prayer by Rev. S. B. Fleming, the remains were taken to the church where a large concourse of sympathizing friends had assembled. Rev.

J. O. Campbell, pastor of the deceased, conducted the services in the church. The order of exercises was as follows.

First, the singing of the 25th Psalm. [PAPER PRINTED IT.]

Memorial services, consisting of scripture reading, followed next.

Rev. S. B. Fleming then gave a short review of the life of the deceased. He said that as death was a solemn thing under any circumstances, the demise of our friend is peculiarly so. Not only are we assembled to pay our respects to the memory of a friend, but we are now paying tribute to the memory of the lady who has been here the longest of any of the present inhabitants, who have remained during all the years of trial and struggle through which this country has passed in its settlement. It had been the speaker=s privilege to know her for 12 years almost, and in all those years his admiration for her Christian integrity and sterling character has increased with the years. To her faith in God and earnest prayers and indefatigable labor, more than to any other human instrumentality, do we owe the founding and establishment of the U. P. Church of this city.

She united with the U. P. Church at Cambridge, Ohio, September 15, 1869, at the age of 22 years. She was born April 8, 1847, and was united in marriage to W. M. Sleeth, at Cambridge, Ohio, September 8, 1869. It was but a short time after the marriage till they moved to Emporia, Kansas. In 1870 they moved to Arkansas City. The issue of their marriage was five children, three of whom survive and two who have preceded the mother to the grave. Alvie, a bright little boy, died November 15, 1872, and Maggie, May 17, 1885. The three surviving children are Watt, a boy eight years; Pauline, aged five; and Eula, two and a half years.

After the memorial services, another Psalm was sung by the congregation. [PAPER GAVE IT...I SKIPPED.]

Then followed the reading of Scriptures by Rev. Campbell and an appropriate prayer by Rev. N. S. Buckner, pastor of the M. E. Church. The signing of the following Psalm was followed by the sermon by Rev. J. O. Campbell from 11.Tho., 9th and 10th verses. [PAPER GAVE IT/I SKIPPED IT AS WELL AS A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE SERMON.]

After the sermon prayer was offered up by Rev. J. P. Witt, followed by the singing of Psalm 23. [I SKIPPED.]

At the conclusion of the singing of this Psalm, the whole congregation passed in a quiet and orderly way to take a last view of the face of the beloved dead.

A very touching scene in connection with this part of the service was the Aleave taking@ by the aged mother, scarcely able on account of her infirmities of age, to totter to the coffin.

The pall bearers were Drs. Reed and Shepard, T. V. McConn,

A. C. Gould, H. P. Farrar, and Peter Pearson.


Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.


Any person wishing duplicate photographs from their negatives made by the undersigned while at Arkansas City, can have them on short notice by leaving orders at my old stand or notifying me. Telephone connection in gallery. Any persons wishing to speak to me pertaining to my business are at perfect liberty to do so at my expense.

GEORGE H. DRESSER, Photographer.

Winfield, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

From Florida.

Persons who have been dissatisfied with the weather and growled about the winter being so cold in Kansas will no doubt be greatly surprised to learn that our recent blizzard extended over all the gulf states down to the southern coast of Florida. In a letter from Winter Park, Florida, to Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Stevens, we gain the following information.

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, January 12, 1886.

My Dear Uncle and Aunt:

You must excuse me for not answering your letter sooner. The only excuse I have for not doing so is the cold weather. I generally write on the dining room table, but we actually cannot get the room warm enough to only eat in and then run for the parlor, where we have one of our carpets down for the winter. Such cold times were never known in Florida. Since last Friday it has frozen every night. Last night and the night before there were millions of dollars worth of fruits destroyed. The oranges froze stiff on the trees. Our folks lost in the neighborhood of $1,000 on young trees that were only budding in the nursery. I pity the families whose houses are not plastered and have no place for fire, and there are many, particularly among the negroes. Yours etc.

L. C.

Orange County is the county where Arkansas City has a small delegation.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

The Weather.

Never before in our existence did we tackle a subject so hard to write upon as the above. For the past three weeks, Aparagorically@ speaking, it has been extremely Avariegated.@ It eclipsed everything spoken of by the oldest inhabitants. Two years ago at about this time of year we induced a farmer friend of ours from AInjeanny@ to locate in Bolton Township by telling him about the beautiful Italian climate we had in the Italy of America in the winter. That friend came in to see us Tuesday. Now, there is nothing on earth that makes us feel so bad as Aforcible reproach@ from a friend. With the remark, AOh, you dodgasted liar,@ he grasped us by the coat collar, held us up in the air, spun us around at the rate of 2:10 at arm=s length for a few seconds, and then vigorously applied his boot where our maternity used to Alay on the slipper.@ We thought our time had come. We implored him to desist for the sake of our wife and posterity. With a few more awful kicks, he dropped our Acorpus@ and disappeared from our sanctum door. He taught us a lesson, namely, that Kansas weather is stronger than old time friendship. No more will we extol Kansas weather. Our heart has been reached at last. Hereafter, dear sunny Kansas, we will paint you as you are.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Bond Elections Called.

EL DORADO, KANSAS, January 20. Special elections were ordered by the board of county commissioners in the townships of Chelsa and Sycamore today to vote upon a proposition to take twenty thousand dollars stock each in the Emporia & El Dorado short line road. This line is intended as a cut off for the Indian Territory and Texas line of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe company. The project for which bonds are asked is to be built this year between Emporia and El Dorado and one hundred miles south into the Indian Territory from Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Council Proceedings.

The city council met in regular session Monday night. All members were present except Councilmen Dean and Dunn. The two month=s referred bill of $8 of the REPUBLICAN came up, and was laid over without any action. This is the third time the bill has been referred. On motion the council adjourned at 10:30 p.m., completely exhausted from its labor.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Card of Thanks.

We, the sorrowing family, wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends, who so kindly came and assisted us during the last illness of our beloved wife and mother.






Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

The ladies of the M. E. Church will hold a Rislet sociable and supper, in the building formerly known as Bright Side restaurant, on the evening of the 29th. All are cordially invited to spend the evening with us.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Wanted. Boarders. Inquire at the office. School teachers preferred. Terms very reasonable.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Tuesday City Marshal Gray arrested the two soiled doves, Nellie Tartar and Jessie Cuppy, and their Apimp,@ Geo. Cuppy. The trio were taken before Judge Kreamer, as Judge Bryant was not in his office for trial. The charge preferred against them was the keeping of a Abaudy house.@ They were found guilty and fined $5 each and costs. The boy was taken to the Winfield bastile Wednesday morning, where he languishes now for his deeds. The girls were given until Wednesday noon in which to pay their fine. Several hours before that time, they walked up to the bar of Justice and liquidated. When arrested Tuesday they were moneyless. They told the Judge if he would give them 24 hours more, they would raise the money to pay the boy=s fine. The Judge refused.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

The stockholders of the K. C. & S. W. Railroad company held an annual meeting at the office of Henry E. Asp Wednesday night. The lease of the road to the Frisco from Beaumont to the Territory line was confirmed. The Frisco gives 25 percent of the gross earnings, guaranteeing the interest on the mortgage bonds, should the earnings be insufficient. The K. C. & S. W. Company still exists and has all the arrangements made to push its line to Kansas City and other directions. The new directors as elected are: James Dun, assistant manager of the Frisco; John O. Day, general attorney of Frisco; E. D. Kenna, assistant attorney of Frisco; B. F. Hobert, C. M. Condon, Henry E. Asp, and James Hill. The executive officers stand as before.

Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Geo. Cunningham has erected or caused to be erected in front of his castle de home on AQuality Hill,@ a patent street lamp. Of course, George doesn=t need the light during these beautiful moonlight evenings to find the gate, but it is quite evident that he is preparing for the Adark of the moon.@ The REPUBLICAN would suggest that George, to further his interests, place a funnel in the key-hole, so as to make it still more convenient to unlock the door from the outside after night. The street lamp and the funnel march down the path of time in this enlivened age hand in hand.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.


Sealed proposals, endorsed proposals, for improving Fifth Avenue, will be received by the undersigned until 4 o=clock on Tuesday, February 2, for grading Fifth Avenue and bridging the canal at its intersection of said avenue, according to plans on file at the First National Bank. Bids must be accompanied by a guarantee of two responsible parties that if contract is awarded the bidder, he will enter into the contract in ten days with sufficient bond for its fulfillment.


Committee S. MATLACK,



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

The Work of the Blizzard.

The following is a list of the casualties resulting from the late blizzard. The list is pretty large, and is confined to the new south-west, where parties have gone lately and taken claims.

Two women in Seward County.

Two brothers in Ford County.

Two unknown men in Ellis County.

And a man in Lincoln County was reported frozen to death up to yesterday.

As returns from searching parties come in, it is found that the frost king has claimed yet more victims.

A mother and two small children were frozen to death in their claim shanty, ten miles northeast of Garden City. Their supplies of food and coal were exhausted, and the father had started to Garden City for both. He is still missing and it is believed he is frozen, and thus an entire family is swept away.

A young man named Elmer Smith started for his claim four miles from Scott Center in Scott County, Wednesday evening, and was lost on the prairie. He has not since been heard of. It is supposed he became bewildered and falling down, was frozen to death.

At Syracuse in Hamilton Countty, the bodies of M. F. Israel and another man unknown, were brought in frozen to death. They had perished within 100 yards of Israel=s house.

The body of Mr. Ford ws found 20 miles away from his home in Finney County. He had started home from Lakin with a load of hay and had passed within thirty yards of his own house as the tracks of his wagon in the icy snow showed; and blinded and bewildered by the storm, had moved on until he reached a final resting place, twenty miles away. His team was found within three miles of his body.

S. Higgs, who started to return home from Kendall about an hour before sunset, was found dead in the snow, two miles east of the town. He had passed within fifty feet of a house where he could have found shelter. His body was found about 250 yards from the house. He leaves a wife and four children.

Two young ladies by the name of Beetcher were found frozen last Thursday. They, with their mother, aged sixty years, started to a house less than a mile away and succeeded in getting within a few yards of the house where they were all found Friday morning. The old lady was alive and will recover from her injuries.

H. O. Ward and George Chapman, of Syracuse, and Isaac Staffle, of Windom, Kansas, started last Wednesday for Greeley County. They were caught in the storm twenty miles out, and after turning their teams loose, they started to walk back. Chapman perished with cold shortly after starting, and Staffle got within five miles of town and died. Ward got in at 4 o=clock Thursday morning with both feet frozen and will lose them. Staffle=s body was found yesterday. Chapman=s body and the teams are still out.

Two men named Meller and Powelson had a terrible experience in a journey from Wakeeney to Scott City. They traveled together until 1 o=clock Thursday morning, when Meller gave up and sank to the ground. Powelson tried to urge him to another trial, but his entreaties were of no avail, so he started on alone. Meller remained where he was until 1 o=clock in the afternoon, when he summoned up strength to rise to his feet. He walked a short distance when he stopped and cut his boots of his feet, and found that one of them was frozen stiff. He hung his boots around his neck and started on. His gloves were so frozen that he could not get them on, so he was compelled to go barehanded. He kept on his journey until the breaks of the Smoky Hill River was reached, when he struck the camp of a number of Scott City gentlemen, who were prospecting for coal. They took him into the camp and poulticed his feet, hands, and face, which were badly frozen. When he had related his story, Isaac Ruddock, one of the prospectors, started for Scott City in quest of aid for the frozen man and for men to search for Powelson. When Mr. Ruddock reached Scott City and related the state of affairs to the citizens, a large number started in search of the missing man. The horses are also missing, and it is believed that both man and horses are dead. It is said that Mr. Powelson had several hundred dollars on his person. The relief party brought Meller in from camp, and it is thought his life will be saved.

It is believed here that the terrible report is but begun.

The above are principally from the Southwestern part of the state.

From the central, the western, and the northwestern part of the state no reports have been made. The whole western portion of Kansas is dotted with claim shanties, that are mere temporary structures of rough boards, and which would not afford protection.

If the loss of cattle can be spoken of in this connection, that loss will be most severe. In some instances entire herds have been frozen, and in other herds the losses will run from 20 to 90 percent. The great irrigation ditches and the railroad cuts are filled with dead cattle. The greatest sufferers were the blooded and graded stock, the natives standing the blizzard much better.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Warner=s Indian Bill.

This morning the Journal publishes the full text of a bill introduced in congress by Representative William Warner, providing for the settlement of the Indian land question.

Mr. Warner proposes to create a commission to consider all just claims of the Indians, having fixed their rights under the laws of the United States, to provide eighty acres of land from the public domain for each member of the tribe or band that shall agree to the terms of settlement. The lands thus set aside shall be inalienable for the period of twenty-five years, or until such time as the president may deem it wise to remove the restriction.

The value of the interest the Indians may have in lands not allotted to them must be appraised and a fund created to be held by the United States in trust for the benefit of the Indians. Said fund to bear interest at the rate of 4 percent per annum. The interest and principal of the fund thus created must be used for the benefit of the Indians in advancing their agricultural and educational interests.

The surplus lands obtained from the Indians in this manner shall, as soon as practicable, be opened to settlement under the general land laws of the United States.

It is evident that the Indian question must soon be settled in accord with more economical methods in the management of the public lands, and more intelligent treatment of the Indian wards of the nation.

Mr. Warner=s theory in regard to the situation is correct in principle, and aims at a just treatment of both the Indians and the people of the United States who are responsible for the management of the public domain.

The probationary period provided for by Mr. Warner=s bill is one of the best features. It gives the Indians full opportunity to prove their capabilities as individual land owners, and at the same time, provides against the contingency of failure.

The bill is short and to the point. Its passage would be a most important move in the right direction, and its enforcement would soon clear up the many complications now connected with the management of the Indians. Kansas City Journal.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

The merchants of Arkansas City have petitioned the city council to impose a license of $25 a day on itinerant street hawkers, of the dry goods and general notion persuasion. This is proper. Give the home men, who give the town all the prestige and reputation it has, all the trade. Inroads of shoddy fakirs shouldn=t be tolerated anywhere. Winfield should get her license up. Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Chas. Custer, a Tonkawa chief, was in the city the first of the week on his way to Washington, D. C. He put up at the Central Avenue hotel. Monday night he got some man to go and get him some whiskey and Charles proceeded to get drunk and go to sleep. Tuesday morning when he waked up and counted his money, he found he was out $29, which he claimed someone had appropriated. Accordingly City Marshal Gray was ordered to arrest J. C. Anderson. He was taken before Judge Kreamer; but the Indian said he was not the man, when but a few moments before he had said he was. All parties were turned loose. On the stand the Indian picked out Tommy Braggins as the man who bought the whiskey for him. Tommy never saw the red-skin before and only happened to be sitting in the courtroom at the time of the trial. This proved conclusively that Chas. Custer did not know what he was talking about. But one thing was certain, that Charles had been on a drunk and was not entirely sober when he was on the stand.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

The fourth ward captures the bouquet in the Aart@ of reproduction. Within the last month Councilman Davis informs us that at the least calculation, there have been 25 babies born. He gave us the names of the following parties, where incidents of this kind had happened during the past week or 10 days.


A girl to Mr. and Mrs. John Herbert.

A boy to Mr and Mrs. Jas. Mills.

A girl to Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wolfe.

A boy to Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Donnelly.

A boy to L. Ichmael and wife. [ICHMAEL???]

A boy to D. Sifford and wife.

A boy to Geo. Sifford and wife.

And several others whose names were unknown to Mr. Davis. The denizens of the fourth ward are patriotic and energetic. They love their home city and are increasing our population as rapidly as possible. They are bound to make Arkansas City the metropolis of the Arkansas Valley in point of population. If the other three wards would unite with the 4th in this respect and increase at the same ratio, Arkansas City would soon reach 12,000.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

The REPUBLICAN cannot help but admire the wisdom and enterprise of S. C. Smith, the new hotel man. Mr. Smith is a capitalist and came to Kansas attracted by the Oklahoma question. With the keen foresight with which he is gifted, acquired after years of long experience in business, Mr. Smith picked on Arkansas City as the best town in which to make investments. Accordingly he submitted a proposition to our citizens for the building of a mammoth hotel and it was accepted. Again did Mr. Smith set forth an example of his excellent judgment. There is nothing needed in Arkansas City more than a hotel and there is nothing that will bring in greater returns on the investment than the building of a hotel. Mr. Smith is a wise man and understands the turning of the nimble sixpence. The REPUBLICAN throws up its best hat for S. C. Smith and his new hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Lincoln Addinsell, the crazy youth mentioned in the REPUBLICAN last week, was taken to Winfield, and Friday last, by the examining board before Judge Gans, was adjudged insane. Addinsell took the matter very coolly and remarked to the board, we are told, that since six of his friends thought it best for him to go to the asylum, he was willing to go, but wanted to go to the best one. He will be taken to Ossawatomie as soon as the arrangements can be made. The REPUBLICAN thinks it is a most damnable outrage upon the part of his parents to allow the poor imbecile to be so far from them with no fund to look after him. They live in Brooklyn, New York, and are well off.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

An Associated Press dispatch from Kansas City of yesterday says: AThe Santa Fe, it is stated, contemplates building 600 [?] miles of road and have it completed when the cattle move next year. The company proposes to build from Kiowa on through the Territory to the Pan Handle of Texas, and from Arkansas City to Ft. Worth, Texas, with branches. [ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO READ ABOVE...AND I COULD NOT TELL IF ROAD WAS TO BE 600 MILES OR 400 MILES....???]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Fifth Division Select Knights.

The Grand Commander of the Select Knights of the Ancient Order of United Workmen of Kansas, has issued an order forming the Kansas Legions into eight Grand Divisions. Each Legion will elect a delegate to meet at the Grand Division conclave. These division conclaves will be held on Tuesday, the 9th day of February, for the purpose of electing division commanders. The meetings will be called to order at 2 o=clock p.m. In case any division fails to elect a commander, the Grand Commander will appoint one. The sixth division, the conclave of which will be held in Winfield, embraces the following legions: Sumner, No. 10, of Wellington; Creswell, No. 15, of Arkansas City; Cowley, No. 16, of Winfield; Mystic No. 34, of El Dorado; Blair No. 40, of Dexter; Burden, No. 44 [?], of Burden; Forest City, No. 45, of Wichita; and Kingman No. 51, of Kingman. The visitors to Winfield will be given a reception that will make their visit one of most pleasant remembrance. Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Last Sunday afternoon Mrs. Ira Barnett and her daughter, Mrs.

E. L. Kingsbury, concluded they could enjoy a merry ride behind the beautiful jingle of the sleigh-bells. Accordingly their coachman had orders to have the sleigh with Ira=s fiery chargers at the door at 3 o=clock p.m. At the appointed hour the ladies took their places in the sleigh. But, we are sorry to state, their drive was brought to a sudden and unexpected termination. Upon arriving in front of the National Bank, one of the runners gave away, letting one side of the sleigh down. Mrs. Barnett was thrown out by the sudden stoppage and of course Mrs. Kingsbury leaned over considerably to see whither her mother had gone on such a sudden aerial flight. Fortunately for the ladies, neither was injured by the accident excepting the disappointment it brought them.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Bill Avery was arrested last Saturday for disposing of mortgaged property. He purchased a wagon last summer some time, giving a mortgage to secure the payment. A short time afterward he sold the wagon and skipped out down into the Territory. He couldn=t remain away from civilization. Last Saturday he came up to Hunnewell and there the marshal took him in. He was brought to this city Tuesday and taken before Judge Kreamer, where he pleaded guilty. He was placed under a bond of $250, and failing to give it, was committed to Cowley County jail.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

The Burden Eagle has changed hands, the Eagle Publishing Co., having sold out to R. D. Lake. He takes possession immediately, and we understand, expects to edit the paper himself, J. W. Henthorn retiring. Mr. Henthorn has been connected with a newspaper in that place almost from the founding of the town, and has done much for the growth of the place. We are sorry to lose J. W. from that section of the journalistic field.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

Bitter Creek.

On Friday last J. H. Castle killed two wild geese, weighing fifteen pounds each, and measuring five feet three inches from tip to tip of wings.

Mrs. D. F. Coggins is suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism.

O. H. Marshall was out sleighing Friday afternoon. Mollie goes fine single.

Mr. Dean lost several fine hogs during the late cold spell.

I. Sands is marketing his wheat at 80 cents.

F. Ellis is expected home from the east soon, where he has been on a business trip.

The protracted meeting at the Johnson schoolhouse has closed. Brother Brink has returned to his home at Geuda.

Geuda people are awakened to the fact that they are to have a Arailroad.@ You would have thought so had you been to town the day following the election.

Mrs. Watson, of Indianapolis, Indiana, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. O. H. Marshall, the past summer, will return home soon.

Mr. Johnson lost a valuable brood mare last week from colic; also Mr. Harlan lost a number of sheep by the storm.

Mrs. Crocker, who has been very sick, is able to be around again. We are glad to hear of her recovery.

Henry Nichols is hauling corrn into the Territory. He gets 85 [?] cents per bushel. [NOT SURE OF MONEY AMOUNT.]

Mr. Anstine is building on his new farm.

Mr. Runyan and family were visiting relatives and friends in the city on last Sunday.

A. A. Dean shipped two car loads of his fat hogs last week.

Mr. Foss was in Wellington last week on business. He says that railroad is not running right.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.


MONEY -AT- 7-1/2, MONEY -AT- 8, MONEY -AT- 9, MONEY -AT- 10,




Money in 24 hours if wanted on Farm Security.


160 acres of raw land valued at $2,000, near El Dorado, Butler Co., for trade for improved city property.

80 acre improved farm, near Augusta, Butler Co., to trade for city property.

160 acres improved farm near Rose Hill, Butler Co., to trade for good city property. Farm valued at $3,000.

320 acres near Atlanta, Cowley Co., to trade for city property; land valued at $5,000, mortaged for $2,000 for three years at 8 percent, will take part cash and part city property for balance; all good, smooth land.

We also have several improved properties in the city, which we wish to exchange for improved farm in this county.


Land and Loan Brokers.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

AD. Abstract of Title.

H. O. MEIGS Has the only set of Abstract Books of lands in Arkansas City. Also the only set of Arkansas City Lots in the county.

The only way to know that titles are good is to get an abstract.

Office under First National Bank, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

AD. FOR SALE, THE ENTIRE STOCK OF FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS, To get her with store fixtures, all new and first class.

Store one of the pleasantest in Arkansas City.

Cause of Retiring, ill health, requiring a change of climate.


Chapel Building, Opposite Central Avenue Hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 23, 1886.

AD. The A. T. & S. F. Extension Going through the Territory WILL OPEN UP OKLAHOMA Beyond a Doubt.

Let the Boomers Rally,

Let the People Rally,

Let Everybody Rally,

Around the Old Flag

And March to


Wholesale and Retail


ABar de News.@

The Bee-Hive has the largest and best selected stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries in the City.

The Freshest stock of Candies, Nuts, etc. The most complete stock of Glass and Queensware, and in fact everything that tongue can call for in the Grocery line.

THE BEE-HIVE, with J. Frank Smith as proprietor, is the place to buy your groceries.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.


[Local news column consisted of nothing but the usual run of ads which have been appearing in same column for months and months.]


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.


A young son of Wm. Brown is very sick with spinal trouble.

Next Friday will be Kansas day. Our city school will observe it.

Chas. Schiffbauer and family moved down to Gray Horse Wednesday.

Dr. S. B. Parsons went to Kansas City Wednesday and returned today.

A. V. Alexander went up to Wichita Tuesday on a three days business trip.

That old but interesting drama of Uncle Tom=s Cabin will be here February 3.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.


Rev. W. H. Harris went to Anthony Thursday to assist in holding revival services.

Johnnie Gooch, the rustling trader at Otoe Agency, came up to the city Tuesday.

W. E. Griffith, of Lawrence, is the new salesman employed by A. A. Newman & Co.

Bower & Wood sell more meat for the money than any other meat market in the city.

The Jolly Pathfinders will be here next Tuesday evening. They will play ASix Peas in a Pod.@

Geo. Vaughan, the rustling grocery clerk, has accepted a position with Geo. E. Hasie & Co.

S. C. Lindsay went to Kansas City Saturday on business. He came home the middle of the week.

F. M. Vaughn lost a valuable milch cow Wednesday. Her death was caused by the recent blizzard.

Miss Minnie Stewart has been assisting in the city book store this week. Miss Minnie is an apt saleslady.

Mrs. F. Lockley went down to Ponca Agency Wedneday, to attend Mrs. J. H. Sherburne during her illness.

Amos Spray is now collector for Wallace & Huff. All parties owing the firm want to look out for Amos.

Huber Ferguson, of East Bolton, has been for 10 days past down with pneumonia. He is now convalescing quite rapidly.

The infant child of R. E. Balyeat, of Bolton Township, suffered from a very severe attack of croup the first of the week.

Little Miss Grace Love broke one of her fingers Wednesday at school in some manner by getting it caught in the seat.

W. A. Pollock, manager of the White and Red Lines of railways, was in the city Thursday. He is a friend of Dr. Chapel.

Communion services at the U. P. Church tomorrow. Rev. E. C. Cooper, of Anthony, will be here to assist Rev. J. O. Campbell.

N. T. Lawton, whom we reported very sick last week, is convalescing quite rapidly now. For several days his life was despaired of.

Frank Berkey came in from Lakin yesterday looking hale and hearty. He is engaged in the real estate business at Lakin and prospering.

Dr. Mitchell has lost his fever thermometer. He thinks he has left it at the bedside of one of his patients. Finder will please return.

It looks as if the whole country was opposed to the president on the silver question, except the little states of Delaware and New Jersey.

Seth Briggs, the fiend of Leavitt Coburn, who has been visiting him from Maine, left for a tour through the golden state Thursday.

Frank Balyeat writes from Goshen, Indiana, that the weather is exceedingly cold and business dull. Money is a scarce article in that region.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.


Rev. Robt. Atkinson of Ottawa, is to preach at the Baptist Church tomorrow, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

A. B. Johnson, of the Johnson Loan & Trust Company, was up in Howard, Elk, and Wilson counties the first of the week on business for the company.

The Knights of Pythias organization at Winfield have instituted the Oriental degree at Winfield. It is about time the Triumph lodge was doing the same thing here.

A. J. Beck, the thrifty farmer just across the Arkansas, has commenced work on a commodious residence on his farm. It will be a story and a half with an ell.

The Courier is crying for some place for her young men to spend their evenings since Arkansas City organized a Y. M. C. A. What=s the matter with the imbecile asylum, Courier?

Tom Finney, who has until lately been a trader at Gray Horse, will move to Arkansas City shortly and engage in some kind of mercantile business. He has sold out at Gray Horse.

Dr. G. S. Morris, the gentleman who purchased Rev. Buckner=s home place, has opened up an office for the practice of medicine over the post office. Dr. Morris is from Coshocton, Ohio.

Jack Collins sold his resident property in the First Ward to

A. G. Lowe yesterday for $2,300. Mr. Collins intends removing to Kentucky soon. The sale was made through F. J. Hess= real estate agency.

C. N. Brown, an experienced pharmacist, of Cadiz, Ohio, has been engaged by Dr. C. D. Brown to preside in the prescription department of his drug store. He is expected to arrive here next week.

Uncle Dick Woolsey, who is well known in this vicinity, has struck it rich at Hillsboro, New Mexico, in the shape of a gold mine. He writes to Geo. Allen that he has a large interest in a well-paying gold mine.

L. McLaughlin & Co., the grocerymen, insert their card elsewhere in the REPUBLICAN. This firm needs no special introduction to our readers, as they have been in business heretofore in Arkansas City.

J. N. Craig says that many farmers are feeding rag weed to their stock in Ohio. He saw tons of that weed stored away for feed. What would a Kansas farmer think if ever such a lot should befall him?

Snyder & Hutchison sold to Seth Briggs, Thursday, the business lot on 5th Avenue just east of Star Livery barn. The consideration was $1,700. Mr. Briggs is from Maine and a friend of Leavitt Coburn.

The REPUBLICAN has just discovered the cause of the blizzard. It is the fault of the administration. It was brought about by the cold shoulder which Cleveland has turned on his followers in the west.

The new Frisco depot is completed. The trains will commence running from the new depot next Monday morning. Subscribers to the REPUBLICAN will make a note of this and not go up to the 13th Avenue depot.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.


The Star Dancing Club changed their usual program of exercises last night. Instead of dancing, the Aboys and girls@ became the guests of R. E. Wagner and had a card party. That they had a good time cannot be doubted.

Miss Emma Tuthill, of Peekshill, New York, will remove here in the spring. Miss Tuthill is a dressmaker and milliner. She and her sister will remove their large stock of goods from Peekshill here in the spring and go into business.

DIED. Mrs. Jacob Terwilliger, of Bolton Township, died Saturday. The remains were interred in the cemetery in Bolton Township Tuesday. Rev. Harris preached the funeral. Mrs. Terwilliger was 75 years of age the day the funeral occurred.

Bolton Township is well supplied with literary societies. Besides having a well organized lyceum in district 89, there is one in West Bolton which holds forth in the Theaker schoolhouse. J. D. Guthrie, our commissioner, is president of the last named society.

F. W. Farrar, assistant cashier of the First National Bank, informs us that a new counterfeit silver dollar is in circulation. It has the ring of a genuine dollar. It has a glossy appearance, is somewhat thicker than the true dollar, and yet it is lighter in weight.

Archie Dunn has filled one very large house with ice on the banks of the Walnut and is engaged in filling the second. Archie says he wants enough of the congealed fluid to supply the denizens of this burg during the summer months.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.


Two weeks from last night, the pupils of the High School will give an entertainment in Highland Opera House. A drama will be presented besides seven tableaux and five declamations; also the rendition of several pieces of instrumental music will make up the programme.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

The Cowley County Cattle Company held their annual meeting last Monday evening in Judge Pyburn=s office and elected the following officers. President, W. J. Hodges; vice president, W. M. Snyder; secretary, R. A. Houghton; treasurer, W. M. Snyder, and manager,

G. L. Kirkpatrick.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

The Western Union telegraph line, from Beaumont to Winfield, on the Frisco line, was finished Saturday and is dispensing electricity in good shape. This is a convenience that has been badly needed in this line. The next thing, and in a short time, will be a regular mail on this route.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

W. J. Conway, a farmer residing in West Bolton, while trying to chase a pig into its sty last Monday, slipped and fell upon the frozen ground, injuring one of his legs quite severely. It was thought for a time that the bones were broken; but fortunately for Mr. Conway, it was not quite so bad.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Tomorrow morning at the Presbyterian Church there will be communion services. The interest in the series of meetings which have been going on has been great. The meetings terminate with the services tonight. This afternoon preparatory communion services will be held at 3 o=clock.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

The building in Arkansas City promises to be tripple this year to that of last year. [Thribble???] The latest building scheme projected is on the lots where the Leland Hotel now stands. We are told that the frame building is to be removed soon and a handsome block supersedes it for a banking institution.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

John D. Warner, a wholesale grocer of Dayton, Ohio, writes to J. C. Armstrong to send him the best paper in Arkansas City; consequently, the REPUBLICAN is now making weekly visits to Mr. Warner. That gentleman will pay Arkansas City a visit in the spring with the intention of locating.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

BIRTH. For a week or more our usually undemonstrative friend, O. H. Lent, has been exceedingly jolly. In fact, he was so jocose that he wanted us to pay for a small box Awhich that man who looks like us purchased.@ We have now ascertained the cause and the following will explain: BORN--To Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Lent, on Tuesday morning, a 12 pound girl.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Jas. L. Huey attended the directors meeting of the K. C. & S. W. Road at Winfield last Wednesday night. A special train was ordered out by the Frisco company to convey Mr. Huey home. Arkansas City=s railroad magnates are receiving a great deal of hospitality lately, but >tis all due them.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

A sheet and pillow case party was given at the residence of S. Matlack Thursday evening in honor of Miss Lucy Walton by her friends. The party was a complete surprise. The guests met at the residence of C. H. Searing and at a seasonable hour marched to the home of Miss Walton in a body. The occasion was a most enjoyable one, we are informed.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

F. C. Deering and Will Campbell tried to take advantage of the snow, Tuesday evening last, by going a sleigh-riding with their lady loves. When several miles out in the country, one of the runners of their improvised sleigh was broken, and now the boys are writing poetry on the subject Awhether >tis more noble for the man to walk and draw the horses@ or vice versa.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Our old soldier friend, Phillip A. Lorry, during this recent cold snap has been confined a great deal to his humble but virtuous couch with rheumatism. He was able to be in town Wednesday from his Bolton Township home. We have missed Phillip and his Missouri Long-green tobacco for about a month from our office. We always enjoy a visit from Phillips and his tobacco.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

J. N. Craig returned from a two week=s visit back in Ohio Tuesday. He reports money matters and business very dull in that state and the weather is terrible. He is perfectly content to cast his lot in Arkansas City. Mr. Craig thinks now would be a good time to strike that region for an excursion to Kansas. He says he never saw so many people in his life who wanted to come to Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

S. C. Smith, the new hotel man, returned to his home Monday. The weather has been so unfavorable lately for building that Mr. Smith did not accomplish much on this visit. He informed H. O. Meigs that he intends going ahead with the building as soon as the weather will permit. Mr. Smith purchased another lot in the same block. He owns eight lots now in the block where the hotel is going up.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

FOUND. Two Jersey jackets on the night of the G. A. R. public installation at the opera house. Owner can have the same by calling at G. W. Miller & Co.=s hardware store and paying for this notice.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

The council voted $300 to aid in improving 5th Avenue between the two depots. The citizens have subscribed $600 for that purpose. $900 is to be spent in improving the street, and the property owners along the street will lay a six foot stone sidewalk from depot to depot.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Ed. Pentecost was down from Winfield Tuesday on business. While Aarguing the question@ with D. W. Stevens, both became excited and wrathy. The consequence was Ed. struck Stevens on the nose more forcibly than eloquently. Each appeared before Judge Kreamer, who ruled that the case be dismissed, but the costs must be paid.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

A new class in Bookkeeping will be organized at the Business School rooms next Monday evening, January 25, 1886. Both Double and Single Entry will be taught. This is the last evening class that will be formed this year. It seems that scarcely anyone would fail to take advantage of such a favorable opportunity. Come and get our terms. Satisfaction guaranteed. L. F. ABERNETHY.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

The big whiskey war in Caldwell appears to have abated with the prohibitionists on top. The Journal says: AWe are not divided now, and everybody has broken up, sold, or given away his shot gun and six-shooter, and all is serene again.@ The prohibitory law is rapidly becoming a commonly accepted fact, too lively and Akickerist@ to oppose.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

At the regular Board meeting of the Y. M. C. A., the following resolution was adopted and ordered published.

Resolved, That we tender our thanks to the school board for the use of the schoolroom in the Commercial block, and we therefore tender the use of our room, No. 11, in the same building for their meetings, and also to the different ladies= organizations in the city for a place of meeting.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Since the arrest of Geo. Cuppy, it has transpired that he is wanted by authorities out west. He purchased a team of horses in the vicinity of Attica and mortgaged it. He brought the team here and sold it to a farmer over in Bolton, so we are told. The money he secured for the team he squandered on the two prostitutes who were arrested with him. It is very likely to go pretty hard with young Cuppy if all that is told of him be facts.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Judge H. T. Sumner has a full and fertile head on his shoulders. Wednesday he wrote a communication from Arkansas City to the Courier in regard to the Santa Fe extension from Douglass to Winfield in which he expressed a desire that the townships from which aid is asked would vote it. Probably Judge Sumner is the only citizen of Arkansas City who desires such a thing. The reason he wants the bonds to carry is because that road runs within one mile of his fine Butler County farm. Do you see?


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Triumph Lodge. No. 116, of the Knights of Pythias, at the last session appointed a committee of three, consisting of T. H. McLaughlin, George Howard, and James Parks to look up an available business lot for the purpose of erecting a building for the organization in the spring. The K. of P. boys are bound to aid in Arkansas City=s great building boom. This is the kind of an organization that will aid to tie to--one that will aid in building up your town. There are over 50 members in this lodge.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

The lovers of the terpsichorean art of Arkansas City met with quite a disappointment Thursday evening. About 20 couples had made arrangements to attend the Bal Masque, at Winfield, but owing to the fact that they were unable to procure transportation for going and coming the same night, it had to be given up, but it was with many regrets. The party endeavored to secure a train over the Frisco but did not succeed. As the party was composed mostly of businessmen and their wives they had to return the same night in order to attend to their business duties.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Serious apprehensions have been entertained this week by our citizens for the safety of the west Arkansas River bridge. The usual January thaw has been expected. The ice on the river is very thick; in fact, thicker than it was ever known to be in this vicinity before. The average thickness is about 12 inches and a sudden and rapid thaw followed by tthe break-up would make short work of both the bridge and the dam. Last winter they were washed out and the cost to the water power company and to our citizens to replace them was $3,000. Our enterprising citizens have been putting their heads together this week to devise some means by which a recurrence of last winter=s disaster can be avoided. The most feasible plan suggested is the driving of piling posts above the bridge to break the force of the floating avalanches of ice.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.


The State Agricultural Society recently held its annual meeting at Topeka and re-elected the old officers, as follows: President, Joshua Wheeler; Vice-President, J. W. Johnson; Secretary, William Sims; Treasurer, John Francis. The vacancies in the Board were filled as follows: James Culbertson, Dickenson Countty; F. M. Potter, Marion County; F. J. Martin, Cowley County; L. M. Pickering, Cherokee County; S. J. Carter, Coffey County. Dr. Holcombe, State Veterinarian, made an interesting address on hog cholera and the members generally discussed the subject in all its bearings. A resolution was adopted that our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to take the steps necessary to place the agriculturalist on an equal footing with other classes by the creation of the Department of Agriculture as a Government department, and that the position of Secretary thereof be filled by a practical agriculturist.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.


At the late meeting of the State Bar Association at Topeka, the following officers were chosen: President, A. H. Horton, Atchison; Second President, E. S. Torrance, Winfield; Secretary, John W. Day, Topeka; Treasurer, D. M. Valentine, Topeka; Executive Council, W. A. Johnston, Minneapolis; John Guthrie, Topeka; A. W. Benson, Ottawa; M. B. Nicholson, Council Grove. Delegates to attend the American Bar Association at Saratoga: D. J. Brewer, Leavenworth; W. H. Rossington, Topeka; T. D. Miles, Atchison.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

The Cherokee Lease.

Prominent Cherokees are taking steps to have the lease of what is known as the Cherokee Outlet, made on July, 1883, to a cattle syndicate [Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association], set aside, on the ground of fraud and the lack of compensation. The lease covers a large amount of territory embracing all the unoccupied Cherokee lands west of the Arkansas River and was made by Chief Bushyhead in accordance with an act passed by a Cherokee council, for a term of five years. The amount of rent to be paid is $100,000 a year, which was to be divided per capita among the Cherokees. The amount of land embraced in the lease was upwards of 6,000,000 acres.

The Cherokees claim that the bill was rushed through the council hastily and without being understood by the Cherokees unable to speak English, and that its passage was obtained through fraud. If the lease is set aside, it will place the cattlemen in the same position as those in Oklahoma, and unless a new lease can be obtained, they will be forced to step down and out. Emporia Republican.

[Boomer related story.]


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

The Dawes Indian Bill.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. The bill of Senator Dawes, in relation of trespassers on Indian lands, provides that every person, who without the authority of the law, enters and shall be found upon any Indian lands with intent to occupy any part of it, shall for the first offense pay a fine of not more than $500 and be imprisoned at hard labor not more than one year, or both, in the discretion of the court; and for every subsequent offense, the penalty is a fine of not more than $1,000 and not less than $500, and be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than two, or less than one year. The wagons and teams and outfits of the trespassers shall also be forfeited. [Boomer related story.]


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Nellie C. Bailey has brought suit against the Wichita Beacon on account of the article appearing in that paper charging her with being intoxicated on the Santa Fe train while snow-bound at Osage City. [See CALDWELL PAPERS RE NELLIE C. BAILEY CIRCA 1883.]


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.


Adopted by the Ladies= Missionary Society of U. P. Church relative to the death of Mrs. Mary M. Sleeth.


WHEREAS, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove by death our lamented sister, Mrs. Mary M. Sleeth, a charter member of this church and long a faithful member of this society.

Resolved, That we humbly bow in submission to the will of Him who causes all things to work together for good to them who love Him.

That in her death this society mourns the loss of an earnest, energetic worker in its Master=s cause, a wise counsellor, and a generous benefactor.




Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Items from 32.

Farmers busy plowing--snow out of their corn cribs.

Mr. Henry gave quite a little entertainment at Jas. Coffeys= last Wednesday night. It was a very enjoyable affair. [Not sure of it should be Coffey or Coffeys.]

J. H. Bilyeu had the misfortune to have a valuable mare break her leg last week.

Martin Drake is visiting friends in the western part of the state.

Mr. Wright and family contemplate returning to the city next March.

The roads remind us of a sheet of music. If you don=t C sharp, you=ll be flat. Patent applied for.

Bolton and Silverdale may have their little excitements, but they don=t last long. We expect to soon be able to give a tragedy in three acts that will eclipse anything that ever occurred in these parts.

On account of the inclemency of the weather, the wonderful animal, the Aglasticutus,@ was not exhibited last Friday night, and will be exhibited tonight.

[Have no idea what last item refers to!]


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

A second attempt to destroy the records of Cherokee County was made Wednesday morning between three and four o=clock, in the register of deeds office by the use of coal oil. The fire was discovered by the occupants in the same building, and extinguished. One book was totally destroyed and damage done to about twenty others. No clue to the perpetrator.


Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.

Over 100 lots in View Hill addition. These lots are 50 x 132 feet, and are the choicest in the city for suburban residences. For prices and terms, call on Snyder & Hutchison.






Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

For the Benefit of the G. A. R.

A lecture will be given by Col. Allen Buckner, in Highland Opera House, next Friday evening, Feb. 26th, with the battles of Chicamauga, Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain for a subject. The lecture will be for the benefit of the G. A. R. An admission of 25 cents will be charged. Here is what the Emporia Republican says.

ACol. Allen Buckner delivered his lecture on Chicamauga, Missionary Ridge, and Lookout Mountain at the skating rink Tuesday night to a large, intelligent, and enthusiastic audience. The Colonel was in his happiest mood and delivered one of the finest lectures ever heard in Emporia. The fighting parson as the boys delighted to call him during the war, painted in eloquent and thrilling words the scenes where Gen. Thomas, like a rock, stayed hordes of Bragg on the last day of that memorable battle when the gallant army of Rosecrans= was turned back upon Chattanooga. His description of the battle ave the clouds was sublime, ending in a graphic word picture of the final struggle resulting in the capture of Missionary Ridge by Thomas and Sherman.@


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

As we stated last week, fears were entertained by our citizens that the west Arkansas River wagon bridge would go out upon the breaking up of the ice. Tuesday, a part of the gorge gave away and swept down the river at a fearful velocity, carrying two bents of the bridge with it. Wednesday another bent was taken out by another avalanche of ice. About 100 feet of the bridge has been taken out. The ice gorge has gone as far up the river as can be seen. The gorge at the west bridge was so compact and large that the channel of the river was changed to the bottoms west of the river for several days. The grading of the G. S. C. & N. W. Road was washed out by the changed course of the river for about 80 rods. This wash-out has been refilled. Considerable damage was done to the bottom lands west of the river by the washing of debris upon the land by the high water. The dam was not damaged very badly. Workmen had been engaged for two weeks past trying to ease up the expected gorge and wash-out. Their efforts were futile, however. For the third time in the last two years this west bridge has washed out.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The beautiful weather which has been visited upon us the past week has caused the mechanics, contractors, and builders of Arkansas City to commence active operations. On the burnt district about 75 men are employed in the building of the six mammoth store-rooms. On the blocks of Parker and Bittle on South Summit, a large force has been hard at work excavating and getting ready for the stone-work. On the new hotel work has also been resumed, and an excavation has already been made large enough and deep enough to bury Winfield. About 25 hands are at work excavating for the hotel. Before another spring comes Arkansas City will be blessed with hotel accommodations far superior to any town or city in Southern Kansas. For a stranger to walk up and down Summit street and see the vast army of workmen employed in building substantial business blocks, it fills him with awe. It captivates him and Arkansas City becomes his future home.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

On last Wednesday evening, in honor of Miss Fannie Cunningham, a phantom surprise party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Cunningham. It was the writer=s first experience at playing ghost, and a not very agreeable one it was, with a sheet and pillow case sewed, pinned, tied, buckled, and twisted around one and then feeling sadly in need of three or four pair of hands to keep things in place. But after the spook habiliments were disposed of, a delightful time was had indeed. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham are hospitality itself and their beautiful home was at the disposal of the guests. Progressive euchre and waltzing were the main amusements. An excellent lunch was served and at a late hour the good byes were reluctantly spoken, with hopes that Miss Fannie would often have the honor and the guests the pleasure of many such delightful affairs.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Last Saturday Johnnie Breene went out to Grouse Creek and arrested one Chas. Swift, a young man 23 years of age, on the charge of forgery. Friday of last week Swift was in Winfield and bought some goods of J. B. Lynn, amounting to $2.50, and tendered a check of $15, purported to be given by T. J. Stinson, residing near Maple City, on the Winfield National Bank. As everything appeared alright, Lynn cashed the check and Swift departed. When Stinson was in Winfield, Lynn notified him of the check against him. Stinson denied issuing the check, and pronounced it a forgery. Sheriff McIntire was notified and Johnnie Breene went out and took the forger in and up to Winfield. He was identified by three of the clerks and now languishes in jail. Swift was once in the employ of Stinson.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Will exchange for live stock or merchandise a farm of 160 acres in Minnesota, 2 mile from the corporate limits of a flourishing town, with two railroads, water power, and plenty of timber on the place, valued by good and reliable judges at $40 per acre. Address P. O. Box 80, Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

One of the best improved farms in Iowa for trade for a stock of merchandise of any kind; farm contains 140 acres, all well improved, and in good location; farm valued at $9,000. SNYDER & HUTCHISON.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Our new embroideries have been received and for price and variety the stock is not excelled. Ask to see them. NEWMAN & CO.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Ad. Wait for US! We are Coming!

Will Open MARCH 15, When You Can Select from the Best and Most Complete Stock of BOOTS & SHOES Ever Offered in Your City.

Wait for US! And We Will Make It Pay You.

Chas. E. Salisbury & Co.



Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Ad. Youngheim & Co.

Clothing, Hats, Caps, and Gent=s Furnishing goods, etc., almost at your Own Price. We are always in the lead; goods sold cheaper than cost. YOUNGHEIM & CO., 3 doors south of Post Office.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


Having purchased the stock of groceries of Henry Endicott, we, in order to reduce our stock, will offer goods at the following low price for cash only.

All package coffee 15 cents per lb.

Granulated Sugar 12 lbs. for $1.00.

Good Light Brown Sugar 13-1/2 lbs. for $1.00.

All Standard Tobaccos 45-1/2 cents per lb.

Hominy 30 lbs. for $1.00.

Rice 12 lbs. for $1.00.

Dried Apples 17 lbs. for $1.00.

All other groceries at lowest possible price.

Entire stock of Queensware and Glassware will be closed out at actual cost.

Come and see us until March 10, 1886, at J. W. Hutchison & Sons old stand; after that date at McLaughlin Bros. Old Stand.




Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.



All work strictly first-class. Life size Portraits finished Crayon, India Ink, and Water Colors. Satisfaction Guaranteed.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


Special Sale! Special Prices!


We have just opened 3,000 YARDS Of Embroideries in all widths, all colors, and all qualities in CONTINUOUS LENGTH PIECES.

New goods arriving Daily.



Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The Aoccupation tax@ seems to be a bone of contention in our city. Many have objected to paying it, but generally after a growl, came around and liquidated. But Wednesday there came a legal clash. It was between the draymen and the city. The city marshal requested the payment of the occupation tax. They refused. Warrants were issued by Judge Bryant, for the arrest of Frank Wallace, W. F. Huff, W. Ward, W. J. Gamel, J. M. Moore, W. H. Bryson, Scott Brandon, and L. Hartman, who were taken before him. All, excepting Bryson, pleaded Anot guilty.@ Bryson pleaded Aguilty,@ paid his tax and costs, and was dismissed. The remaining seven draymen were found guilty by AHis Honor@ upon trial, and was fined $2 and costs, each, and committed to jail until paid. An appeal to a higher court has been taken. Judge Sumner appeared in behalf of the draymen and C. T. Atkinson for the city. The reason the draymen refuse to pay the tax is, they claim, because no protection is afforded them nor are all teamsters compelled to pay. They allege that the coal dealers deliver coal to all parts of he city and receive pay therefor, yet they pay no tax for draying purposes. Again, there are parties contracting and hauling dirt from the cellars of store rooms which are being dug and pay no license. Those arrested claim they would be willing to pay up if all teamsters and draymen were served alike.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Appended we give the specifications of a church to be erected in Bolton Township, two miles south and two and a half miles west of Arkansas City.

1. The dimensions of the church are to be 32 x 48 feet, with a bay window 5 x 7 x 5 open space 12 feet.

2. Nine-inch wall built inside of present foundation to depth of same and height.

3. Foundation wall to be capped with a two-inch stone, jutting past the wall two inches, forming the water table with bevel edge.

4. There are to be 16 openings, 14 windows 8 feet, 22 x 16 inches glass.

5. Two doors 3 x 7 feet with transom, and one blind door.

6. The walls to be 19 inches thick and 14 feet high from foundation.

7. The gables to be between a one-half and one-third pitch.

8. The south end and west side to be broken ashler work, the north end and east side to be rubblework, except bay window, it to be same as south end.

Rock to be used not to be under four inches nor over twelve inches in thickness.

For further particulars, call on J. M. Vie, of Bolton Township.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Notes from Kansas City Times.

Frank Jackson writes to Oswego friends from Arkansas City, Kansas, that he and a party of companions were in the Indian Nation during the severe storm of last month and for three days they subsisted upon a few biscuits; and to prevent themselves from being frozen, they had to lie down and let the snow cover them. There are a thousand people in Arkansas City now waiting for the Oklahoma country to be opened for settlement.

Arkansas City commenced Sunday to blow up the Arkansas River with dynamite and has since been whaling away. The ice on the river was thicker than ever before and a terrible ice gorge was anticipated, in which case the long bridge above the dam must go. James Hill and the city council got up this dynamite scheme. The ice next to the dam, of course, would be last to go, giving opportunity for the tremendous gorges to pile up and demolish the bridge. Holes were drilled in the ice, dynamite cartridges inserted with a fuse attached, when everybody would get into the Territory while the thing went off. It knocked Ablue blazes@ out of the ice and the 500 pounds of dynamite will clear the ice from next to the dam and bridge, giving the gorges a rapid descent over the dam on the water=s swift bosom. It was a fine scheme and will save the bridge.

[Note: It was a good idea and almost worked. However, a previous article shows that several spans of the bridge collapsed. Too bad there are two missing issues of paper.]


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The Burlington Toronto Road.

Letters from Mayor Falker of Fall River City and Mr. Hatcher, postmaster of Grenola, were received by Col. Stockton this week, saying that their towns were wide to the importance of this air-line road to Kansas City and that they will vote the full limit allowed in bonds for its construction. Information from Liberty Township and also from Coffey County show that the citizens there are also up and doing. So far, we are informed, aid to the amount of $300,000 is offered on this route, which is the shortest route from the Indian Territory west of the Arkansas River to Kansas City; and when extended from Arkansas City to Ft. Sill, it will undoubtedly command the entire cattle transportation for that part of the territory. An immense corporation like the Santa Fe cannot afford to allow any other road to come in and occupy this air-line route, and we do not believe they will; but at the same time it behooves every citizen along this route to make a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether, and secure this trunk line road. Toronto Township will do their full share. The people all along the line seem to be alive to the great importance of this road and the earnest effort of the various localities will secure its being built without a doubt. Globe-Democrat.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Cattle Losses.

According to the Live Stock Journal, it would appear that the cattle losses during the present winter in Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Dakota, and Wyoming have been heavy. In Kansas the number reported frozen during the late fearful blizzard is put at 25,000 instead of 100,000 as has been stated heretofore. In Colorado the losses are not over 2 percent, and in Wyoming 1 percent.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Will Beck, Arthur Bangs= =bus rustler, went before Judge Snow yesterday and plead guilty to having disturbed the peace of Miss Dora M. Beau, from Arkansas City, and was mulct to the tune of $22.75. The story as told by the young lady to our reporter was that there seemed to be considerable rivalry between Mr. Bangs= business, that when she got off the train at the Santa Fe depot, she asked Paris what the fare was to the city, when he said 25 cents. She stepped into his =bus and took a seat, when Beck took her satchel from her hand and started for his own =bus, telling her to Acome on,@ but she told him to bring back her satchel as she was going to ride up with the man here [Mr. Paris]. Beck told her that she never would get the satchel back if she did not ride in his =bus, and took her satchel off with him. She swore out a warrant for his arrest, on charge of disturbing her peace, and also replevined her satchel. The first case has been disposed of by Beck=s pleading guilty. The civil case on replevin will come off Saturday. The =bus boys should not carry their contest for business to such an extent as this. The public have some rights as well as =bus conductors. We are satisfied that Mr. Bangs does not uphold his employees in any such proceedings as this. Daily Visitor.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


It was with more than ordinary pleasure that I read the wise and timely suggestions of Prof. Weir, in your last issue [which we do not have], to parents and patrons of our public schools in regard to the propriety of immediate communication with him in the case of trouble or difficulty in any of the grades of the schools.

That there should be occasional trouble and friction between teacher and pupil, is not a matter of surprise. It has ever been so, and it is unnecessary here to inquire into the cause. It ever will be.

Time, experience, and close observation has proven beyond all question that the only successful method of conducting schools, in cities and larger towns, that aspire to the dignity of cities, is to have them under the management of competent superintendents who shall largely devote their time to overseeing the work of teachers and pupils, unifying that work, and adjusting the difficulties that may arise between teachers and pupils and patrons of the school.

That every superintendent and Board of Education should use great diligence in selecting competent teachers for the different grades of our schools, no one doubts, and yet a large experience in many states goes to prove that a Board of Education, which is wise in selecting competent superintendents, has largely overcome the difficulties in the way of managing the schools.

Indeed, so deep-seated is this conviction among wise educators and observing men generally, that but few Boards of Education in our more important towns would care to stultify themselves or insult the public by assuming that schools embracing from six to twelve hundred pupils can be made to do successful work without a competent head. To pursue any other system would be to reduce our schools to the level of the rural district system. It would have the effect to make each toom in our schools an independent institution, and destroy all unity and harmony in the work.

The reasons for this are apparent.

1st. Boards of Education, however competent they may be otherwise, have not the time to devote to that close supervision of the schools which assure the highest success. Hence it is wisdom and economy to have one who is qualified, competent, and responsible to do this work in behalf of the Board of Education. One whose whole time shall thus be occupied. One whose qualifications admit of no question.

2nd. It is no disparagement of Boards of Education to say that, as a rule, they are not qualified to do this work. Composed as they are of, usually, wise, discreet, and broad business and professional men, who are otherwise engaged, whose time is largely filled in with the pressure of business and professional duties, and who cannot even be supposed to keep themselves posted on all the details of the progress of systems and methods in this great work, it would savor more of ignorance and self-conceit than it would of broad intelligence, to assume, that as a Board, they could act independent of a wise and judicious leader.

No physician, minister, lawyer, or businessman, engaged honestly and faithfully in his avocation, can afford to divide his time in a matter so important as this, only in a very general and superficial way. Division of time and labor here would be both detrimental to the profession or avocation and suicidal to the interests of our schools.

So patent has this fact become, that a large number of highly educated and competent persons, in every state in the Union, have devoted their lives to this noble profession of teaching; and the day is past when a wise and discerning public will jeopardize the interests of their children by committing them to those who are pursuing the profession of teaching merely as a stepping stone to something else, or are grinding other axes at the same time.

Arkansas City is to be congratulated that she has at the head of her schools, one who is recognized to be a rising and leading educator in our state. One who has devoted his life to the profession of teaching, and who is recognized by competent educators where he is known as a superior man.

A gentleman of national reputation, who has observed carefully the working of the leading schools of the state, has pronounced the schools of this city and of Abilene the best in the state. And to my own personal knowledge, I know that there are other cities in Kansas larger than our own that are looking toward the head of our schools with jealous eyes. Overtures have already been made to secure his removal from us. Can we afford anything of the kind? It seems to me as though the Board of Education ought to lose no time in securing by contract the services of Prof. Weir for the coming year.

The suggestion made by the Prof., alluded to at the opening of this article, is wise, timely, and noble, and to do anything else than follow it is unmanly and cowardly. S. B. FLEMING.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


Senate Chamber, Washington, D. C., Feb. 9, 1886.

Frederick Heisinger, Esq.

MY DEAR SIR: Your favor of the 6th inst., received. The Oklahoma lands will not be opened to settlement until authorized by congress; just how soon that action will be taken, I am unable to say.

Very Truly Yours,



Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Painting the Town Red.

Ferguson & Thomas will paint it red or any other color you desire and give satisfaction. Before you let your painting, call and see them.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


GEO. E. HASIE & CO., THE Grocers, Seedsmen & Agricultural Implement DEALERS Solicit a call from you, and an inspection of goods and prices. You will find at our place the best Implements, Wagons, Buggies, Scales, Pumps, Windmills, etc., also

The finest Stock of Staple and Fancy GROCERIES,

And the best assortment of field and garden seeds to be found in this market. We are sole agents for the popular ESTERLY TWINE BINDER and WEIR PLOWS. We guarantee you bed rock prices on anything we handle.

We are agents for the sale of the best wagons in the Market and also for Fairbank=s and Howe=s Scales.




Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


Let the Boomers Rally,

Let the People Rally,

Let Everybody Rally,

Around the Old Flag,

And March to

J. Frank Smith=s

Wholesale and Retail


ABar de News.@

The Bee-Hive has the largest and best selected stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries in the City.

The Freshest stock of Candies, Nuts, etc. The most complete stock of Glass and Queensware, and in fact everything that tonge can call for in the Grocery line.

The BEE-HIVE with J. Frank Smith as proprietor, is the place to buy your groceries.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Stockholders Meeting.

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Commercial Building Association, for the election of directors, will be held at the First National Bank Thursday, March 4, 1886, at 8 o=clock p.m.

H. P. FARRAR, Secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

To Exchange.

Stock of notion, fancy goods, underwear, boot and shoes, etc., for land in Sumner or Cowley County, or property in Arkansas City; address CHARLES DILWORTH, Guelph, Sumner County, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Public Sale.

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell at public auction in east Bolton Township, Section 15, seven miles southeast of Arkansas City, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1886, the following personal property.

2 good young horses, 1 good graded fresh milch cow and calf, 1 farm wagon, 2 sets of farm harness, 1 double set of buggy harness, 1 buggy, nearly new, 1 good Moline Riding Plow, 1 corn cultivator, 1 breaking plow, 1 mower, small lot of hogs, some hay and millet, and other articles too numerous to mention.

Terms of Sale. All sums under $5, cash in hand; all over $5, 11 months= time will be given with approved security; if not paid when due, 10 percent interest will be charged from date.

Sale to begin at 10 o=clock a.m.


A. BAILEY, Auctioneer.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

We desire to exchange a number one farm for city property; farm is near Atlanta, on the Frisco R. R.; is valued at $3,200; mortage for $1,300 at 7 percent. Will take city property or live stock of any kind, prefer sheep.



Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


S. E. Maxwell, of the Walnut Valley Nursery, has a very large supply of fruit, shade, and ornamental trees.

CITY LOTS--sold on time, weekly or monthly payments.


Ferguson & Thomas, the artistic sign writers, have put up a nice sign in front of their place of business on North Summit street.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


This is to certify that Howard A. Owen has this day dissolved partnership and J. L. Howard will settle all debts and collect all debts of said firm.



Feb. 12th, 1886.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The Arkansas City REPUBLICAN publishes a little pen-knife, wood cut diagram of Cowley County=s present and future railroads. Of course, A. C. is given a grand net-work of roads, a dozen or more, all but two in prospect, while Winfield is completely side-tracked--looking like a little two by nine village. Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

AClyde,@ the Wichita Eagle=s correspondent, says: AAs a town we are very much flattered by the Eagle=s opinion of the point of sand ridge south of Winfield, and we intend to fulfill the predictions in regard to that sand ridge if possible, and if all the railroads that have named this town in their charters come here, I don=t think we will have any trouble in making this the best town south of Wichita.@


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The contract for the grading of 5th Avenue and bridging the canal was awarded to C. Mead Monday. The bids were as follows.


FRANEY, $735; BLAIR, $840; MEAD, $640.


MITTS, $525; TRASK, $725; MEAD, $390; GILLESPIE, $304.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

From Maple City.

Eds. Republican:

In looking over your paper of last week, I find a map of our Mother town, Arkansas City, also a map of proposed railroads laid open to our view, and stating that if Maple City would do her part, she can have one of those roads. I would say in reply that Maple City is ever ready to sing when you do the lining of the hymn, for we are Asaw bucks@ out here. We can make our cross and sing when the piece is lined to us. We are ready and waiting to help the first proposittion made to us for a road and the first one to come is the one that will get our services and our money. Winfield has told us that they will make us a proposition inside of sixty days; but as Arkansas City is nearer and dearer to us, we would rather throw our assistance and money that way. We want it distinctly understood with Arkansas City that as the majority of our money goes there that our interests are inclined that way. We are only waiting, hoping, and trusting that Arkansas City will send some of her skilled railroad men out to give us a call to throw our little mite and money toward helping an east and west road on to that celestial city. But don=t send us any more Wards, for our dude-killer has got back to Maple City.

Respectfully yours,



Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

A woman by the name of Parker, who resides on South Summit street, hunted up Marshal Gray Wednesday morning and informed him that her gold watch had been stolen the night before. She stated that a man had removed her Achattels@ from the Hasie block to her present quarters the day before the watch had been taken and had left town that morning. Sheriff McIntire was telephoned to stop the man at Winfield. He did so and searched him, but did not find the watch. The prisoner was turned loose. The man stated he had lodged with the woman overnight after moving her chattels, and that is why she suspected him of taking the time-piece. Since we have an ordinance now, don=t the citizens of Arkansas City think it is high time that such irregularites should be stopped?


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Many of our readers have complained of the press work done on the REPUBLICAN. It is true the work done is not what it should and will be soon. Lately we purchased a new Campbell power printing press and inside of six weeks we hope to be giving our subscribers the most reliable local newspaper in Southern Kansas. The press will be shipped direct from the manufacturers about March 1. As it takes money to purchase a power press, we hope parties indebted to us on subscription will call and liquidate. We have been running the REPUBLICAN for almost two years and never before have we asked for a cent of money due us from subscribers through the columns of our paper. But now we need the mite you owe us. Do not pass this notice carelessly by, but heed and come in and settle.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The proprietors of the No. 33 drug store are Drs. H. D. Kellogg and J. A. Chapel. These gentlemen have been practicing physicians in Arkansas City for a number of years. Consequently, they are both well qualified pharmacists. Oftimes in the compounding of prescriptions, errors are made. When you take a prescription to No. 33, you need have no fear but it will be compounded scientifically, expeditiously, and correctly as long as two well read practicing physicians are at its helm. These gentlemen carry in stock pure and unadulterated drugs, a large stock of paints and brushes, an elegant line of wall paper, etc. Call on them and you will be astonished at the immensity of the store which Kellogg & Chapel are conducting.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Since the issue of the REPUBLICAN last Saturdzy, we have received several samples of slate, and fireclay, procured on the farm of Jas. Penton, in Bolton Township. As we stated last week, a bed of this is what miners designated as a coal blossom and is a first-class indication of coal. The state all through is streaked with small veins of coal and is easily removed. The REPUBLICAN again urges our citizens to investigate this coal question. This vicinity is the only portion of the Arkansas Valley that has discovered any indications. Why not take advantage of the inducements held out by nature?


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Monday night the council passed an ordinance against prostitution. Thursday Mollie Anthony, Jennie Jones, and Dora _____, all professionals from Winfield, were taken in by Marshal Gray under its provisions. They were taken before Judge Bryant and plead Aguilty.@ Each was fined $10 and costs. Jennie Jones and Dora _______ paid, but Mollie Anthony asked for an extension of time. She was returned in custody. These women had their resort near Rosenberg=s restaurant.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


From the Globe-Democrat of Tuesday, we glean the following good words concerning the railroad which runs from St. Louis, via Arkansas City, to Trinidad, Colorado.

AConstruction work on the St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado railroad is being pushed with considerable vigor. Between Forsyth Junction and Tavern Rock, a force of 200 men are engaged grading the road bed and lowering several of the deep cuts. On Sunday a gang of twenty old men were at work cleaning out at Rosedale Heights, just beyond the city line, but encountered so much mud from the sliding banks, it is not likely any work will be done at that immediate point until the ground has dried out. Material, both rails, ties, and spikes, also continue to arrive in large quantities and are being unloaded along the route.@


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The REPUBLICAN does not advocate the uses of dynamite in all cases, but there are many in which its use is justifiable. A short time since two girls who cared naught for their woman-hood appeared in the 1st ward and opened up a house of ill fame. In a few days the citizens gave them notice to leave. The girls refused and in a night or so afterward they were very much surprised to hear a very loud report and at the same time have their shanty picked up and whirled around off the foundation. Giant powder did it, and now the girls have gone. That is the way houses of prostitution disappear in ward No. 1.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Wm. O=Gilva is, beyond a doubt, the best and most artistic painter and paper hanger in Southern Kansas. As another evidence of the above, a representative of the REPUBLICAN was shown the inside painting of the residence of John Kroenert. The ceilings of the double parlors in the center are finished in Olive tint, surrounded by oil Fresco. The walls are finished with good paper, with hand decorated corners. The two bed-rooms are finished off with Flat paper with blue-tinted wood-work. To say this job of painting is elegant is but mildly putting it; it is superb.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The real estate agency and business of Howard & Owens was purchased the first of the week by A. G. Lowe, J. F. Hoffman, and E. A. Barron. While the patrons of this agency will regret to lose the services of the affable Howard and the Arustling@ Owens, they will be well pleased to hear that the business has fallen into such industrious and reliable hands. The mention of the names Lowe, Hoffman, and Barron are well and favorably known in this community. We wish the new firm success.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

During the trial of the draymen of the city for not paying their occupation tax Thursday, it leaked out that the city=s attorney had not Aliquidated.@ Ward discovered this fact and was going to have papers made out for his arrest. But someone informed the attorney of the fact and Ward got Ascooped@ by the aforesaid legal light tendering the city collector a check for $10, the necessary requisite to be allowed to practice law in Arkansas City for one year. And it is thus we grow richer day by day.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

At the grocery establishment of Geo. E. Hasie & Co., Thursday, a representative of the REPUBLICAN was shown a species of the piscatorial tribe known as the Red Snapper. It abounds in the Gulf of Mexico and is an exceedingly hard fish to capture. This is probably the first time that the Red Snapper fish has ever been introduced in this vicinity and is indeed quite a curiosity. As the name indicates, it is of a red color and shaped similar to a perch. The weight of the one we saw was 10 pounds without the head. It was a rare specimen.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Col. D. B. Dyer, ex-Indian agent and >offensive partisan,= has concluded to make Kansas City his home, and purchased a residence in Dundee Place, where he is now residing. Col. Dyer was an excellent official and is a thorough businessman. He has made several investments in the city, and proposes to become an active every day citizen. Col. Dyer displays good judgment in coming to Kansas City, and will be cordially welcomed.

Kansas City Journal.

[So now we definitely know...his name was Dyer, not Dwyer.]


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Monday, Feb. 15th, 1886, being the 43rd birthday of Mrs. H. H. Hyatt, of the first ward, about 35 of her friends gave her a very pleasant surprise, taking with them some valuable and useful presents. The evening was spent pleasantly by all present. The home of Mrs. Hyatt in hospitality and tender regard for your comfort, reminds one of the far away home of their childhood. May they live long and well is the desire of all.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS, February 17, 1886.

The partnership heretofore existing under the firm name of G. W. Miller & Co., and doing a general retail hardware business at Arkansas City, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, G. W. Miller continuing and S. F. George retiring. G. W. Miller will assume all assets and liabilities of the firm.




Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


All parties owing the firm of Kimmel & Moore will please call at the store of Kimmel & Raney and settle immediately. W. E. Moore retires from business and he has the settling of all accounts.



Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


Mrs. Geo. Sifford is very sick.

Mayor Schiffbauer has been sick for 10 days past.

J. F. Henderson went to Kansas City Wednesday.

Dr. P. M. Pickens of Winfield visited our city Monday.

The Coterie will give an Aold folks concert@ shortly.

F. Lockley and family have moved into the Chas. Schiffbauer residence on Summit Street.

Mrs. J. Gathers, residing over in Jack Oaks addition is down very sick with consumption.

W. E. Peters, of Auburn, New York, a friend of Peter Wyckoff and family, is visiting in the city.

A. Beard is able to perambulate the streets once more after a severe attack of rheumatism.

M. N. Sinnott=s nomination as postmaster at Arkansas City was confirmed Tuesday by the Senate.

The Diamond Front=s new room will be completed and occupied by Kroenert & Austin, about March 10.

Frank J. Hess sold the residence of Fred W. Farrar in the second ward to A. G. Lowe. Consideration $2,900.

John W. Stilwell and family, former of Brownstown, Indiana, are citizens of Arkansas City, having recently arrived.

John Ware came up from the Territory Tuesday. He was detained several days by the swollen streams.

R. A. Houghton & Co., have knocked the bottom out of prices in groceries, and queensware and glassware; call and see them.

S. H. Steinberger, father of S. F. Steinberger, has been very sick for some time past. At present he is convalescing.

FOUND. A 30 pound can of lard. Owner can learn of its whereabouts by calling at this office and paying for this notice.

S. C. Dailey, of Bluffton, Indian, will open up his boot, shoe, hat and cap store in the Bittle building about the middle of March.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


H. P. Farrar and A. B. Johnson went over into the east part of the state Thursday in the interest of the Johnson Loan & Trust Co.

Chas. Bundrem was arrested Wednesday on the charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct. He was taken before Judge Bryant and fined $5 and costs.

The lady who wrote to the Supreme Protector at Boston of the organization of Knights and Ladies of Honor, will learn something of interest by calling at the National Bank.

R. E. Balyeat and family, of Bolton Township, will move to the city within the next 30 days. Mr. Balyeat is a reliable citizen whom Bolton Township will regret to lose.

The Collins property in the 4th ward has again changed hands,

F. W. Farrar being the purchaser. The consideration was $2,500. Frank J. Hess manipulated the sale.

Miss Mary A. Young of Muncie, Indian, has been employed by our school board to fill the vacancy made by Miss Eva Collins going home. Miss Young will arrive here today.

Marshall, the man who shot Snyder at Maple City, was released from custody the first of the week on requisite bond of $5,000 being given. Several of the citizens of his neighborhood went on his bond.

R. U. Hess informs us that arrangements are being perfected whereby several of the Otoe Indians will come up from their reservation soon and give one of their sun and war dances.

The W. R. C. will give a dinner and supper in the Grady room on Washington=s Birthday. Hard tack and baked beans will be dished up to the hungry as well as other Apalatable@ dishes. Everybody invited.

Rev. N. S. Buckner is in Topeka this week. He is there attending the M. E. Conference. Tomorrow he will preach his final serman of the past conference year. Whether Rev. Buckner will be returned here or not, we can=t say.

J. L. Howard, since his retirement from the real estate business, will commence the running of excursions to Florida and from the east to this city. An excursion train from here to Florida will be run sometime in March.

M. Bright, of Tulton County, Indiana, arrived in the city Thursday on a prospecting tour. He called on the REPUBLICAN. Mr. Bright desires to locate in tthis valley on a good farm and will no doubt make a purchase.

The school children as they homeward go have been creating considerable mischief lately by breaking down young and growing trees on the street. Property owners should prosecute such hoodlums if they catch them in the act.

M. Conroy, a ranchman down on Sand Creek, came up Wednesday and reported the loss of two valuable horses from stealing. He offers $50 reward for capture of the thief and return of horses or $25 for the return of the latter.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


Robt. Smith, who resides six miles up the Walnut, has traded his farm to J. L. Howard for city property, and will in a few weeks, with his family, remove to town. Mr. Smith is a former resident of Arkansas City, and was at one time engaged in the real estate business.

D. R. Beatty came in Monday after perambulating the state over, looking up a location. He likes Ft. Scott the best of any town visited outside of Arkansas City and will probably locate there. Mrs. Beatty arrived here from Ft. Scott Thursday.

Bob Howe, the live and rustling businessman of Maple City, was in the city Thursday. He dropped down in the REPUBLICAN sanctum for a few moments to have a social talk and to obtain 20 extra copies of our railroad map edition of last week to circulate.

Jno. Walton, one of the solid men of Lawrence, Kansas, visited our city last week. Mr. Walton has been county commissioner for over 12 years of Douglass County, and is resting from his arduous labors by a short visit to his sister, Mrs. Wm. Benedict, of this place.

S. F. George sold his interest in the hardware business of G. W. Miller & Co., to G. W. Miller Wednesday. Mr. Miller will conduct the business as heretofore. Mr. George has not decided in what he will engage. Most likely he will enter the business circle of Arkansas City again.

Fred W. Farrar bought the lot on Central Avenue, at the rear of the Bittle brick block per the real estate agency of F. J. Hess. The consideration was $1,200. A. A. Harnley purchased the buildings and will move them off at once. Mr. Farrar will commence the erection of a two story brick 26 x 100 feet shortly.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

From the Independence Star we lern that Santa Fe surveyors left that city Wednesday morning last to survey s route west to Arkansas City. The bonds have been voted and the road bed is already thrown up between Independence and Havana, Chautauqua County. Our Maple City friends will take notice of this fact.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The Y. M. C. A. made good use of the large amount of provision that remained after their supper last Friday night. They called in Mrs. Chapin, a member of the Relief Corps, who gave them the names of the needy poor, and assisted them in making a division of the spoils, which was sent out to the unfortunate ones of our city.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Messrs. Quigley and Plate, representing the water works company, having the contract for supplying Arkansas City with that much talked of necessity, arrived in the city yesterday. The pumps for trying the capacity of the spring arrived Thursday and have been taken and placed in readiness to make the desired test. Work will commence upon the system as soon as possible now.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

MARRIED. Jessie C. Feagins, of this city, and Miss Emma Myrtle, of Louisville, Kentucky, were wed Thursday morning at the Central Hotel parlors, at Winfield, by Elder J. M. Vawter of the Christian Church. The bride was met at Newton by the groom, when the couple proceeded to Winfield and were married. They came down to the Terminus on the noon train and will make this place their future home.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

John H. Ewing, of Logan County, Illinois, with his family arrived in the city Thursday. Mr. Ewing was here last fall and purchased a large farm nine miles west of the city and has come to take possession. Thursday night a car-load of blooded colts and fine mules arrived, which Mr. Ewing had shipped here to aid in stocking up his farm. The REPUBLICAN welcomes all such enterprising eastern men, and hopes thousands of others will follow Mr. Ewing=s example.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Saturday last a dispatch was received by R. A. Houghton, apprising him of the death of his mother, who resides in Maine. A few days previous a message had been received stating that Mrs. Houghton was very sick, and her daughter, Mrs. Wyatt Gooch, and son, T. R. Houghton, had immediately started for her bedside. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. A. A. Newman, Mrs. Wyatt Gooch, R. A. Houghton, and T. B. Houghton. The death was unexpected and is a sad blow to the children.

[NOTE: This means R. A. and T. B. Houghton were brothers of Mrs. A. A. Newman and Mrs. Wyatt Gooch. Evidently O. P. Houghton was an uncle of the above.]


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

A. H. Broadwell, from Pleasant Valley Township, was in the city Thursday. He brought a load of hogs to town and sold them at $340. He informed us that this price was 25 cents better than could be obtained in Winfield. This was Mr. Broadwell=s first visit to Arkansas City with products of his fine farm. As a trading place he pronounced Arkansas City superior to Winfield. He secured a great deal better bargains in goods purchased from our merchants; consequently, he will come to Arkansas City hereafter.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Friday of last week was the 27th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Rarick. The ladies of the W. R. C., assisted by friends, surprised this respected couple by paying them a visit last Saturday evening and assisting them to celebrate. The guests presented their host and hostess several elegant presents. The surprise was complete and the evening was most enjoyably spent. Capt. and Mrs. Rarick return their thanks to the visitors through the columns of the REPUBLICAN.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

A good audience was drawn to Crawford=s opera house last evening to witness the initial performance in Topeka of the AJolly Voyagers@ combination, headed by the celebrated Stirk family. The performance of the two adult males, Mrs. Stirk, and two little Stirks (the youngest, four years of age), were simply wonderful. They are the acknowledged leaders in trick and fancy bicycle riding, and have traveled with Barnum=s and Seil=s circuses. The performance as a whole was well received, and without a desire to slight their support, it must be said that the Stirk family deserve the greatest praise, and their stunts alone are worth going to see. Topeka Capital.

The above Company will appear in Highland Opera House next Thursday evening.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

R. A. Houghton & Co., have purchased the grocery stock of Henry Endicott. The trade was consummated Monday. Messrs. Houghton & Co., are now conducting the two stores, and will until March 10, when the stocks will be combined, and placed in the room formerly occupied by Mr. Endicott. Elsewhere in one of our columns this firm advertises a big reduction in prices of groceries; queensware and glassware being sold at cost. [Already typed up ad.]


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

C. E. Salisbury & Co., have leased the south room under Highland Opera House and will open up their mammoth boot and shoe store about March 15. At present the room is occupied by R. A. Houghton & Co., who will remove to the Endicott room March 10. Messrs. Salisbury & Co., will have the room remodeled and repainted. Al. Mowry, of Bolton Township, has rented his farm and will remove to town to assist Salisbury & Co., as salesman.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Twelve thousand heads of families have filed upon homesteads in the Garden City land district that will have to be on their land within six weeks or it will be open for contest. Emigration west must necessarily commence very early this year.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Newman & Co., have just opened a beautiful line of black and colored dress silks. Don=t fail to look at them.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


French, Latin, Italian, and Spanish taught. Private classes organized. German class Monday, February 15, at Business school; 21 [? 24] lessons $3.00. Apply at A. Jeanneret, Jeweler, at Fairclo=s. New, speedy, natural method.



Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

AWichita, nor any other point in all Kansas, can compare with this as a place to make permanent investments of capital. Winfield Courier.@

No doubt, but there remains the slight difficulty of inducing anybody outside of Winfield to see it. Permit the Eagle to give a point that is a pointer, and that point is the point of a sand ridge just fourteen miles south of Winfield, at the junction of the Walnut and Arkansas rivers. There squats a banshee which for popping up beats Banquo=s ghost clear out of sight and whose shadow will out cover Winfield=s horizon, and in spite of any combination of Kelly and the Santa Fe. The state imbecile asylum was well located. Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

The man in Denison, Texas, who sold memberships in an Oklahoma colony at $2 apiece, entitling the buyer to a few hundred acres whenever the Territory should be opened up, has disappeared from active life. He left Denison in company with a United States deputy marshal, and his stock of Oklahoma colony memberships will now be closed out in job lets at auction. [Boomer related story.]


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

East Bolton Items.

We do not complain of this kind of winter weather.

Farmers are beginning to bestir themselves, preparatory to getting their oats crop out.

P. A. Ireton is busy gathering his last year=s crop of corn. We think P. A. got a little behind last year.

Wesley Tilson has rented the farm of R. L. Balyeat, and has already moved and taken possession. Mr. Balyeat will move to Arkansas City.

Robert Shirley and wife of Johnson County, Indiana, are in East Bolton, with a view of locating. At present they are stopping with Mr. Tilson.

La Fayette Bowman is thinking seriously of removing his stock to Arizona in the spring, where he thinks the cost of wintering will be much less than it is here. He will also take his family, if he concludes to make the change.

There was no school in district 80 last week, on account of their teacher having a severe attack of asthma.

Paul Jones, a stepson of Wm. Vanskike, is dangerously sick with an absess of the stomach.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harbour, a son.

The joint discussion was to come off two weeks ago; it came off last Tuesday night at Springside schoolhouse. The discussion was a lenghthy one, lasting until twelve o=clock in the night. The IXL were well prepared and produced some very able aruments on the negative side of the question. The question was, AResolved, That more misery to the human family has been caused by war than intemperance.@ The judges rendered their decision in favor of the negative, which of course pleased the Springside boys.

John Payne and wife, of Sumner County, are spending a few days in East Bolton visiting relatives, among whom are Omer Brown=s and W. Tilson=s families.

Mr. and Mrs. William Stewart have been absent a few days paying a visit to relatives.

James Sample and Lady are in the neighborhood at present with their daughter, Mrs. Joseph Harbour.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Hackney Harpings.

Gladly do we welcome the approach of spring.

Harry Lester and wife will start for Los Angeles, California, next Monday. His object is to locate if he is satisfied with the country. His brother, Ron, will manage the home farm and doubtless take unto himself a help-mate.

J. C. Snyder=s winter term of school at Dist. 10 will terminate next Wednesday. After a few weeks vacation, the Professor will teach a spring term of school at the same place. He seems to have given quite general satisfaction as pedagague.

The elements controlled the Centennial Library last Tuesday evening; mud and water unlimited made attendance impossible. Tonight a large programme will be rendered and the following question will be discussed: AResolved, That more information can be gained by reading than observation.@

Hon. Henry Harbaugh has called a public sale for the 4th of March. He will dispose of his entire personal property. It is reported that he is contemplating a prospective tour to California, Oregon, and Washington Territory.

Zack Whitson sold his twenty-eight head of steers last Saturday to G. W. Miller of Winfield.

Ed. Garrett=s school in dist. 4 will close the 1st of March for a two weeks= vacation. Ed. will assist his brother-in-law, R. M. Victor, to move to Larned, Kansas.

Mr. Levi Deeds and family, old friends of H. Harbaugh, from Ohio, are looking up the advantages of Cowley County.

Sammie Holcomb, of Great Bend, this county, is visiting old acquaintances of this community this week.

Most of the hogs of this locality have died with supposed cholera and Kansas blizzards. The chief cause of fatality was probably tthe latter complaint. The public scavengers are reaping a bonanza gathering up the dead. GRAPHITE.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Bitter Creek.

William Spruens was calling on friends here last week.

Mrs. Watson has returned to her home at Indianapolis, Indiana.

J. H. Caslie is suffering from an attack of sore throat.

Messrs. Runyan and Johnson expect to move to the city the first of March.

BIRTH. W. F. Ellis and wife are the happy parents of a baby boy, born Feb. 5th. All are doing well.

I. Stewart expects to build a new residence this spring, on his farm west of the Creek.

Our young people report a pleasant time at the surprise at Mr. Crockers, last week, in behalf of their son, Frank.

Mr. Ewing, of Logan County, Illinois, with his fmily and a car-load of goods and stock, are expected here to locate this spring. Mr. Ewing is an enterprising man and we wish him success.

Misses Daisy Marshall and Flora Houck were the guests of Martha Coggins on Sunday last.

George Biggs has sold his lot of stock hogs to Mr. Bond.

The REPUBLICAN has a hearty welcome among its many patrons in this vicinity. We hope it suceeds.

G. W. Ralph, our farmer teacher, has taken the school for a three month=s spring term.

Mr. Enstine has his new residence about completed and will move in soon.

Albert Dean is losing his hogs from cholera.

We hope those that prophesied the fruit killed will be as much mistaken as the man that prophesied an open winter.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


FOR SALE. 5-1/2 miles east of the city in Creswell Township, 80 acres of land under cultivation and 40 fenced with three wires, 7 acres fenced with 6 wires for hog corral, living water, 40 fruit trees, cellar, 14 x 20 feet, dug and walled up, concrete house of 3 rooms, can be bought for $1,260; will give time on part at 6 percent interest. Inquire at this office or of Ike Harkleroad.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Victory of Science.

Miss Ida B. Webb, of Cincinnati, Ohio, former forelady and teacher over dress cutting school of the D. W. Moody New Taylor Sys-tem, will now locate here: at present at Wm. Cavis=, corner of 13th Avenue and Summit Street, where she is prepared to teach a full course in DRESS CUTTING, DRAPING, and DESIGNING. Our system is a square of ACTUAL MEASUREMENT, not a CHART of PERFORATED HOLES. If an accurate measure be taken, will give a PERFECT FIT WITHOUT TRYING ON. We teach you to cut and fit EVERY GARMENT worn by lady or child, without the use of paper or pattern. Our system is the only system ever invented that drafts directly on cloth. Fine suits will be made at reasonable prices or cutting and fitting on trial of our system. Anyone interested in this art, for full information, call on or address the above.

P. S. D. W. Moody=s new book of Instructions on Dress Cutting and the Patent Double Tracing Wheel for sale. Agents wanted; good territory given.

Yours Respectfully,

MISS IDA B. WEBB, General Agent and Manager,

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.


Are Preparing for the Spring & Summer Trade,

And our first consignment of new goods has just arrived.

The New Designs in DRESS GINGHAMS Are exceedingly pretty,

and will repay an examination.

Our recent purchases of Hats and Clothing, comprising the latest styles and fashionable patterns, are now being received and placed in Stock.


You have inspected our new and handsome designs now being received in our Carpet & Curtain Department.

New goods are coming in daily, and your inspection will be appreciated at any time.

Your Friends,

A. A. NEWMAN & CO. Commercial Block.