[FROM APRIL 3, 1886, THROUGH MAY 8, 1886.]

WAGNER & HOWARD, Editors and Publishers.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


To Arkansas City the Missouri Pacific. How we Boom.

The Independence Tribune publishes this interesting morsel of railroad news.

The Southwestern railway system is building from Independence to Havana, and arrangements look favorably for its extension through Chautauqua County and on to Arkansas City, and from thence into Texas.

The Verdigris Valley, Independence & Western is building ninety miles of road, centering at Independence, with all its machine shops, roundhouse, and division offices to be located there.

Engineer Waite starts out today to complete the survey of the

V. V., L. & W., south, from this city to Fawn Creek, and thence west to Caney, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding. The route is a practical one, and one that will be profitable to the company, and will be built just as soon as the main line to Independence is completed.

These routes are almost certain of early completion. The grade is almost finished on the Southwestern, and thousands of ties and great piles of steel rails are in the yards in this city, ready for the workmen.

On the Verdigris Valley route a large part of the grade is completed, and surveyors, graders, and right of way commissioners are at work, and in the yards are 300 cars of ties, with hundreds of cars of steel rails on track.

In confirmation of the above, Will E. Moore, who is visiting in that city, writes to the REPUBLICAN as follows.

Independence, March 31, 1886.

Messrs. WAGNER & HOWARD, Arkansas City, Kansas.

SIRS: I want to tell you the R. R. News I have gleaned, from the people of this city, which I think will be of interest to the people of Arkansas City.

The Verdigris Valley, Independence & Western road, of which Henry Foster of this city is president, is an extension of the Missouri Pacific from Leroy. I learn the grade is completed to the south line of Woodson County, and work is being pushed the entire line from Leroy here. At this place I find them grading, both north and south of the city, and the right-of-way has been secured as far as Caney in the southwest corner of Montgomery County. I learn from some of the parties interested that they expect to submit a proposition in Chautauqua County very soon.

Respectfully, Your Friend



Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

The Courier complains that Arkansas City people have boycotted Winfield. Surely, you must be mistaken, Courier; we still come there to pay our taxes. But, by-the-way, did you know the Winfield Bank has Aboycotted@ the REPUBLICAN? It refused to take this journal from the post office, and the consequence was Postmaster Rembaugh had to notify us that the paper remained Adead@ in his office. The worst of all is, that great banking institution is indebted to us for two years subscription. We have sent them a statement, accompanied by a letter asking for the remittance of the sum due us, but as yet we have received no answer. Why this negligence to pay what it owes us, we can=t say. We don=t want to force the REPUBLICAN upon anyone, but when anyone stops taking it, it would be a splendid plan to pay up. It will promote harmony, you know.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

The friends of the Independence & Southwestern project tell you the Kansas State Line road will never be built because it is a Frisco enterprise, and the Santa Fe would not allow it because it owns stock in the Frisco. Wonder how it came about that the Santa Fe allowed the Frisco to come down from Beaumont through its territory. Why did it allow this invasion? The fact that the Frisco has built a branch into the Santa Fe=s territory is conclusive evidence that the latter has nothing whatever to do with the management of the former.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

A. B. Elliottt, the Dexter murderer, had his preliminary examination Monday and Tuesday. The Judge decided that although the warrant charged murder in the first degree, there was no evidence to convict Elliott of being the murderer outside of his own statement. That he would release Mr. Elliott on $10,000 bail. The bond was prepared and the following named persons stepped up and signed it: R. C. Maurer, J. A. Harden, T. G. Elliott, John R. Smith, Azro G. Elliott, I. H. Poenis, [??? KAY...BELIEVE THIS IS ONE OF OUR OLD TIME SETTLERS...IS IT I. H. PHENIS?], T. G. Hawkins, J. Wade McDonald, and James McDermott. The bond was approved and Mr. Elliott was released.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

The undersigned, C. T. Thurston, understands that there is a report being circulated by some of my opponents that I am going to leave town and have declined the nomination as alderman in the 4th ward. I wish to say in reply to that statement that it is false; that I expect to stay here and if I am elected, I will do all I can for the people and the up-building of the city.


Arkansas City, Kansas, April 2.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

The conductor=s fare penalty law passed by the last legislature is now in effect. Twenty miles and under, 10 cents extra; 20 to 100 miles, 15 cents extra; 100 to 150 miles, 25 cents extra. People will save money by buying their tickets before entering the cars.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

AAll Fool Day@ came last Thursday and with it came the many jokes. The most cruel one was perpetrated at a residence in the first ward. One of the male members of the family, who has aspirations toward dudeism, surprised everyone by arising with the sun and rushing through the halls of the house crying Afire!@ at the top of his voice. In two seconds all was confusion. Ladies aroused from their dreams, began screaming, and grabbing their clothing rushed into the street. There they saw the elf who had perpetrated the joke, laughing in his sleeves. Blushingly they returned to their dressing chambers. AAnd such is life.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

J. A. McCormick was up from the Willows Wednesday, and informed a representative of the REPUBLICAN that one of his hands employed on the ranch was accidentally shot through the shoulder Sunday evening last. The man=s name was John O=Neil, and he was engaged in hanging a saddle up when a revolver fell from the saddle pocket and was discharged. The ball did not fracture any bones and Mr. O=Neil is getting all AO.K.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Lots in the new town of Cale, six miles south of Arkansas City, on the state line at the terminus of the Frisco road, will be on sale by next Wednesday. F. J. Hess has been appointed the company=s agent. He will open a branch office at Cale. R. U. Hess will be the manager. Several merchants will move down from Winfield and open mercantile establishments.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

W. P. Wolfe invites you to come and make purchases of furniture. He will remove to new quarters soon. Now is your chance to buy furniture cheaply.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

A fine line of Men=s and Boys= Hats at 25 percent discount at the Music Store.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

The Railroad addition is located just north of the Frisco depot. Lots for sale by Frank J. Hess.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

We can sell you Notions and Fancy Goods cheaper than the cheapest at the Music Store.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Mark Twain is mentioned as a candidate to the mayoralty of Hartford, Connecticut.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

You can get any kind of Sewing Machine and all kinds of Musical Instruments at the Music store.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Dr. Mitchell will sell his span of ponies. Inquire of him.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

December tax receipts are now ready for distribution at the real estate agency of Frank J. Hess.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Go to the Music Store for all kinds of repairs for Pianos, Organs, and Sewing Machines.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Doctor Kuder at the Leland Hotel, treats all chronic and surgical diseases. Female Diseases especially treated by Dr. Kuder.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Five-cent music at the Music Store.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

A Murderer Captured.


Ben Dilliard, charged with murdering a white man named John Harkins in 1882, was brought in from the Indian Territory today. Dilliard, with Sam Caul, a Chickasaw chief, had Harkins arrested for horse stealing. They took their prisoner to a lonely spot in the woods to kill him, and understanding their intention, Harkins took advantage of the thick woods and tried to escape, but was riddled with bullets; and his mangled corpse was dragged to a creek close by and covered with brush. Sam Paul was tried for this killing, was convicted of manslaughter two years ago, and sent to Detroit for ten years; but was subsequently pardoned by the president.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Murder Will Out.

Rev. Phillip Krohn, of Abilene, is the latest to fall in the way of the erring. He was caught in a room with a girl at a hotel at Junction City. The doctor attempted to make a Amash@ on the girl, and wrote letters to her at Abilene, although a married man. Finally he made an engagement to go to Junction City with her. He has been arrested. Dr. Krohn is a Methodist preacher and a member of the state board of charities. He is at present editor of the Abilene Gazette, and is also organizer for the State Temperance Union. He stated that he had never in any illegal way held connection with the young woman, whose name none of the interested parties will divulge. He expressed sorrow that his foolish and shameless conduct should bring disgrace upon his wife. He also stated that when he went to the young woman=s room, he insisted on passing on to his own, but she importuned him to come in and he yielded, knowing that he was doing wrong. He claims it is a plot to ruin him. To the REPUBLICAN it looks bad for the reverend gentlemen. Even if it is a plot, he showed a weak spot in his head by writing letters to a young lady and agreeing to meet her clandestinely. This shows that his intentions were to do what he could with the girl. Now, that he has been caught, it is all a Aplan to ruin him!@ The fact is he was not made of the right kind of material for a minister and temperance organizer. It is through the acts of such people that a good cause is so much injured.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Mme. Fry=s concert company will give an entertainment here in Highland Opera House Monday evening, April 12. It will be given under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. Mme. Fry and daughter furnish an extraordinary musical entertainment.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

AIf in doubt, play trumps,@ is an old rule in the game of whist. Apply the same rule in coming to Kansas. If you are in doubt of the location that will suit you the best, decide at once on Arkansas City, Cowley County, and you will take the trick every time. Cheap lands, the best market in the State. and a crop every year are a few of the points in her favor in a financial way. Good schools, churches, and a moral, honest, enterprising people are a few of the points in her favor in the matter of society. A slow, poky man cannot exist here, and if you are of that variety and come here, you will be converted in three weeks. Our atmosphere beats any tonic in the world.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Winfield projected the D. M. & A. Road. It runs virtually through the same territory that they are asking aid for the Independence & Southwestern; they now realize the D. M. & A. is a failure and desire to tie the townships up again in bonds so they can never get a road unless it runs to Winfield. Will the eastern townships stand any such bulldozing on the part of the county seat? We think not.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Special Notice to the Public.

The Hon. Jesse Harper, the noted greenbacker, will lecture in Highland Hall on Saturday, the 10th inst., at 2 o=clock p.m., and 7:30 in the evening. Subject: AThe Issues of the Day,@ a subject in which all are interested. Admission free. Come one, come all.







Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Notice of Dissolution.

Notice is hereby given that the firm of Brown & Hitchcock have this day dissolved partnership. Mr. Hitchcock retires and Mr. Brown continues the business.



March 29, 1886.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

AD. IDA B. WEBB will leave for Topeka, Kansas, next Wednesday.


has bought the right of COWLEY COUNTY, and will act therein as my agent. She has taken a Full Course of Instructions so that she is now able to Teach Anyone who desires to learn.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


NEW STORE! NEW GOODS! And special prices in Clothing, Hats, Gents= Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes. Call and See Us.

W. G. SCOTT, Manager.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

AD. ATTENTION. Everyone should be interested and if you don=t look out for yourself, nobody else will.


Sell as good goods as cheaply as anyone else. They buy for CASH, which always tells on Prices. We don=t pay men

$45 and $50

Per month to stand at the back doors and Beg For Orders. We prefer to give this all to our customers. What makes cheap goods is a mer-chant=s light hire. We pay no rent. We can afford to sell goods at

Rock Bottom Prices.



Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


Youngheim & Co.

Are selling their Clothing, etc., at Rock Bottom Figures, previous to locate their stock of goods into Public Use amongst their friends. Here is your chance. Take hold of it. Make use of it. We will give you MERCHANT TAILOR Cut and Fit Garment. We are climbing the ladder and trying to get to the top, and stay there. Goods Guaranteed. If not Satisfactory, MONEY REFUNDED. Prices so low that You are bound to SAVE MONEY.


3 doors south of P. O.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


Ladies, examine our hand turned shoes. We carry leading makes.


South store Highland Hall Block.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

The Coming Election.

Tuesday next the voters of Arkansas City are called upon to elect a councilman from each ward, a school director from each ward, one justice of the peace and constable, from the city at large. We understand that two tickets in each ward are to be put in the field. It has already been done in some of them. The fight will be made principally in the election of school directors. A portion of our citizens are opposed to the present management of the schools; another portion is heartily in favor of it. The former wishes to do away with the services of professor and the graded school system. The latter desires to retain both. The first are pronounced anti-Weir men; the latter are not.

For the part of the REPUBLICAN, it favors the latter faction, from the reason that it believed it is in the right. We do not want a change in either of the management or syste. We are satisfied with both. Prof. Weir is a thorough educator; the system is recognized in every state in the Union as the best. When a pupil graduates from the graded school system, he is ready to enter the 3rd collegiate year. He does not have to spend two years in the preparatory department. This reason is sufficient to retain the graded school system. Up to two years ago we had the county school system, and our schools were the laughing stock of all our neighboring towns of any size. But all of our readers know this, therefore, we will not dwell upon the subject.

The faction which is clamoring for the removal of Prof. Weir, we wonder if it ever stopped to consider the question thoroughly. What does a change mean? It means this: A retarding of our schools; a change of teachers and professor means a change of books. How many of the poor people of Arkansas City can afford to purchase a new set of books for their child or children? Remember when you vote against the present school management, you are paying from $5 to $10 for the privilege of voting. Don=t forget this.

The REPUBLICAN is in favor of electing honest and sensible men to fill the office of school director. Let them determine by an impartial investigation of whether Prof. Weir is entitled to [THREE OR FOUR WORDS IMPOSSIBLE TO READ]. This is all we ask. Do so and see who you know that believes and advocates the removal of Prof. Weir; men who are pledged to do [INDECIPHERABLE WORD] and will not investigate impartially the trumped up charges made against him because they are prejudiced.

We heard an opponent of Prof. Weir remark that if he was elected to the office of director, he would seek the removal of Prof. Weir even if it was proved that he was the best educator in the state, and that all charges against him were lies. Do we want to be governed by any such class? No, a thousand times no. Every parent is interested in this question; in fact, every citizen. Let them consider well the question and then cast their ballot for a man who will fill the office of school director honorably and to the interest of the schools.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

A Change.

To the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity. Having just bought out the entire interest in the firm known as W. P. Wolfe & Co., dealers in furniture, I will as soon as the building is ready for occupation, move my entire stock of furniture across the street. And up to that time will sell at reduced prices to reduce my stock to save the moving same. It will be my aim in the future as it has been in the past to supply my customers with the best goods at the lowest possible prices and thus retain the high standard of good goods and the patronage of the trade.

Very Respectfully Yours,



Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

For good building lots in Oak Grove addition, call at Frank J. Hess= real estate agency.

Call at F. J. Hess real estate agency if you desire to purchase lots in either Oak Grove or the Railroad addition.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


Mrs. T. W. Gant is convalescing.

Archie Dunn is building a large barn.

Blind Boone in Highland Opera House April 7.

The Winfield papers call that town a Santa Fe town.

Mac Peecher and family leave for Ness City Monday.

Maj. L. E. Woodin is a candidate for school director in Ward 3.

W. B. Wingate has returned from his eastern visit.

A. V. Alexander has environed his lots with a handsome fence.

Homer Deets has established his bath room under the Leland Hotel.

J. H. Punshon is building two residences in View Hill Addition.

Thursday was Arbor Day and was observed by our public schools.

Work is progressing rapidly on the buildings in the burned district.

Hail fell last Thursday night for almost an hour. No damage was done.

Mrs. T. D. Richardson will join her husband in Harper County in a few days.

A. B. Johnson returned to his home in Massachusetts the latter part of last week.

Capt. Hamilton and his troops have gone into camp down on Chilocco Creek. [Boomer related.]

The Y. M. C. A. have opened up in the new rooms in the McLaughlin block.



Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


Oscar Titus has accepted a position in J. O. Johnson=s clothing establishment.

Rev. F. L. Walker left the latter part of last week to prospect in Greeley County.

The south end of Summit street is opening up lively with new business houses.

J. L. Howard traded Hank Endicott three horses for a cottage on North Summit street.

Hank Endicott goes west Monday. He goes to Larned first and will locate in that vicinity.

Rev. B. C. Swarts, presiding elder of the Wichita district, has been visiting in the city this week.

Work on the G. S. C. & W. Road begins next week. The right-of-way has about all been secured.

The bridge across the canal on 5th Avenue is completed. The grading of the avenue is going on.

The voters of Liberty Township will not vote the aid asked to the Independence & Southwestern.

C. D. Borroughs and wife leave for Chicago the first of next week. He will return here about July.


Mrs. W. M. Henderson went east the latter part of last week to make purchases of spring millinery goods.

Rev. I. Miller is erecting a handsome residence in the second ward. Lowe, Hoffman & Barron sold him the lot.

The house bill for opening and colonization of Oklahoma has been reported favorably upon by the committee. [Boomer related.]

The Johnson Loan and Trust Company have begun the excavation for the handsome block they propose to erect.

Ira Barnett will remove his office into the grocery of J. Frank Smith. Farmers will find the jolly Ira there after April 7.

S. B. Scott sold his new residence to Jacob Michael. Consideration, $700. Lowe, Hofffman & Barron made the transfer.

W. H. Nelson returns to his former home in Indiana tomorrow to attend the marriage of his brot her, which occurs shortly.

Ware & Pickering sold a house and lot to Amos Spray through the agency of Lowe, Hoffman & Barron. Consideration, $400.

S. C. Rogers was fined $2 and costs Wednesday for fighting. Not have the wherewith to liquidate, he was committed to the jail.

A. C. Gould left Thursday morning for Peabody, where he went to attend Presbytery. He will be gone until the first of next week.

Snively & Miller sold their farm of 160 acres east of Otto to Isaac Ochs. Consideration, $3,000. Lowe, Hoffman & Barron made the sale.

Mrs. D. N. Willits, wife of County Clerk Willits of Wilson County is visiting in the city, a guest at the residence of the Junior editor.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


Last Wednesday night at 12 o=clock, the firm of A. V. Alexander & Co., ceased to exist. It was changed to Alexander, Lamport & Co.

At the new town of Cale, Alexander, Lamport & Co., have made arrangements to open up a branch yard of their lumber business here.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


F. A. Pruitt was over from Otto, Cedar Township, Wednesday, and says his township will undoubtedly vote bonds to the State Line road.

Rev. Cline and family have rented the Hutchison property in ward No. 4, and commenced housekeeping. Rev. Cline is our new M. E. Minister.

The Winfield Telegram says all the people of Arkansas City can say against Bill Hackney, he will not feel. That is a fact. Bill has an adamantine cheek.

895 voters registered in the four wards. The REPUBLICAN can count fully 20 persons who neglected that duty. There are fully 200 more voters in this city.

Bower & Woods= team became frightened yesterday afternoon and started to run away. Before it had proceeded one-fourth of a block, it was stopped. No damage was done.

Mrs. Marian Shelden, of El Dorado, is visiting in the city, a guest at the home of T. L. Mantor. Mrs. Shelden, after visiting in the city, will go to Ness City, where her husband has lately located.

L. B. Davidson, the Cracker Factory manager, writes from New York that he is figuring upon the necessary machinery and will make the purchases as soon as possible.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


Elsewhere appears the advertisement of Steinberger & Coombs. Both these gentlemen are well known to our readers. They have a first-class drug store and are doing a large business.

AD. WANTED! The citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity to know that the place to buy their Drugs, Medicines, Notions, Oils, Gasoline, Cigars, Tobaccos, etc., -IS AT- STEINBERGER & COOMBS PHARMACY.

Corner Summit Street, Fourth Avenue.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


J. W. French and Hank Nelson have just completed a handsome residence in the 2nd ward for Jasper Huston and family, who until lately has been down at Chilocco Schools.

The era has dawned when a man has to be either a capitalist or a Knight of Labor to be a success in life. Alas for the poor printer, no alternative is left him! He succumbs to the inevitable.

Mrs. Wyatt Gooch, and Theron [? THOUGHT IT WAS THEORON?] Houghton accompanied by their aged father, Sewell Houghton, came in from Maine Friday. Mr. Houghton will make his home with his children here.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


James Coyler and Thos Blair were arrested for running drays without license Tuesday. Judge Bryant fined each $2 and costs; total each $6. In this case Mayor Schiffbauer remittted the fine.

Prettyman & McFarland have dissolved partnership, the latter retiring. Mr. McFarland is succeeded by P. A. Miller, and the new firm is Prettyman & Miller. Mr. McFarland has left for other climes.

DIED. Died April 1, Mrs. Meliasa Crose, of Bolton Township. Mrs. Crose was the wife of Martin Crose and the daughter of Wm. Waggoner. The remains were interred in Springside Cemetery yesterday.

Mrs. B. Grubbs respectfully informs the ladies of Arkansas City that she is now prepared to do dressmaking in the latest styles. Cutting and fitting by the French Glove-fitting System a Specialty.

The Schubert Quartette, composed of Mrs. And Miss Hendricks, Misses Minnie and Rena Randall, will give a concert the 23rd of April, assisted by Miss Lillie Georgia Kandall in her character songs and ballads.

O. Ingersoll has been nominated for the councilmanship of the second ward; John Landes for the school directorship. The opposition have put up Theo. Fairclo for councilman and Dr. Fowler for school director.

John Williams was drunk and disorderly Tuesday. He was arrested and fined $5 and costs; total $9. John not having any money with which to pay his fine, was committed to the calaboose and now languishes.

John Love is candidate for re-election to the office of school director in the Third ward. A. D. Prescott has been renominated for councilman. As yet no opposition has sprung up against him.

Prof. O. D. Wagner returned to his Ohio home Tuesday, after a months visit among relations in this city. Prof. Wagner will probably return here with his family and locate sometime during the summer.

Rev. S. B. Fleming left Wednesday afternoon for Peabody to attend Presbytery. He will be away from home until the first of next week, consequently no services will be had in the Presbyterian Church tomorrow.

Entertainments are coming thick and fast. Thursday evening we had ALittle Nugget,@ Friday evening, Col. Copeland; April 7, Blind Boone; April 12, Mme. Fry Concert Company, and the Schubert Club concert April 23.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Geo. Washington has been resurrected. He was arrested Wednesday, by Marshal Gray, on the charge of fighting, and was fined $2 and costs; total $6. George paid the cost up in full, and was released. He is a colored man.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

The young folks of the M. E. Church met one evening this week and took the preliminary steps towards organizing the Pleasant Hour


Literary Circle. Next Tuesday evening they will meet at the residence of Wm. Blakeney and organize.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

The AStar Dancing Club@ met with Frank Barnett Wednesday evening for the purpose of organizing a reading club. They will henceforth be known as the AStar Social Society@ (S. S. S.), and reading will be one feature of amusement.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Richard Burns, of Omaha, Nebraska, has been visiting friends in the city this week. He contemplates locating in this city. Mr. Burns would be a valuable acquisition to our city, as he is a thorough businessman and has considerable capital at command.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Oak Grove is the name of a new addition south of the Frisco depot. This addition is covered with growing oak trees, lots are located high and dry and will furnish most desirable lots for a residence. F. J. Hess has the exclusive sale of lots in this addition.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Mrs. Hallie Jones, with the aid of Judge Bryant and Marshal Gray, celebrated Aall fool=s days@ in grand style. The marshal arrested her on the charge of running a baudy house, and the judge fined her $10 and costs, total $14. Mrs. Hattie piad the assessment.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Ida B. Webb will leave this place for Topeka, Kansas, next Wednesday. Mrs. J. H. Trask has bought the right of Cowley County and will act therein as her agent. She has taken a full course of instructions so that she is now able to teach anyone who desires to learn.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

The coal question is not receiving the attention it should. The money has been raised to prosecute the boring, but for two weeks it has been impossible to get our citizens together to take action upon the matter. The railroad question has laid every subject in the shade.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

A. G. Lowe bought N. W. Parlin=s farm Thursday. The consideration was $5,500. Mr. Parlin has purchased three pieces of city property: the McDowell property in the second ward, the Delzell property in the fourth ward, and S. B. Scott=s property in Leonard=s addition. [NOT SURE IF IT IS DELZELL OR DELZEIL???]


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

W. E. Peters, the gentleman who has been visiting at the residence of Peter Wyckoff, bid his friends adieu in this city Thursday, and left for a sojourn at Denver. He will return to this city in May, accompanied by his father. They will make Arkansas City their future home.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

E. L. Kingsbury and A. D. Hawk have leased Hoyt=s gymnasium. They opened the hall for gymnasts April 1. All the latest contrivances for the development of the muscle have been placed in the gymnasium for the use of patrons. Now is the time to become a Sullivan.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

W. P. Wolfe has purchased the interest of the company part of the firm in the furniture business and will lease one of the new buildings going up on the burned district and put in an elegant line of furniture. W. P. says he will have a veritable furniture palace when he gets into his new quarters.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

If that cock-eyed, spavin-boned, knee-sprung ALost Link,@ who pretends to edit the Telegram, will meet us in some dark and secluded spot, we will gladly take a Around with him@ and teach him that he don=t know enough not to swallow the cork when he drinks a bottle of anti-prohibition.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

A large number of the citizens of ward No. 1 met Tuesday evening and placed James Hill in nomination for re-election to the office of councilman; and J. W. Ruby [?Raby?] for school director. Judge Kreamer was endorsed for justice of the peace and Austin Bailey for constable.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

DIED. Rosa Braden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Braden, of the second ward. Funeral services were held at 2 o=clock p.m., Thursday, at the family residence by Rev. J. P. Witt. The remains were interred in Parker Cemetery. They have the sympathy of many friends in this, their sad bereavement.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

W. D. Mowry is urged forward by his friends in the 4th ward as a candidate for the office of school director. Mr. Mowry, if elected, will serve his constituents faithfully. He informed us that should the calamity of being elected befall him, he will go into office unpledged to either faction, and work for the interest of the schools.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

E. S. Brubaker and family, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, arrived in the city the first of the week and have rented the Burroughs building. They will open up a hotel. Mr. Shelliberger, son-in-law of Mr. Brubaker, from the same city, will assist him. Judging from the paraphernalia they are putting in, they will establish an elegant and commodious hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

J. R. Snively, of the real estate firm of Snively & Wilhite, Wichita, has been in the city this week on business. Mr. Snively expressed himself as being greatly surprised at the substantial growth of Arkansas City, but talked of not much else except Wichita. That is the kind of a man we like to meet. We like to meet a man who will speak good words for his home city at all times and places.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

F. M. Lucas and J. L. Lennox, of Cameron, Missouri, have moved to this city with their families. Messrs. Lucas and Lennox will engage in the manufacture of brick. They have leased ground at Harmon=s Ford and will commence to prepare their kiln immediately. The REPUBLICAN congratulates these gentlemen and wishes their success may be unbounded in their business.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Will Kimmel, while exploring the basement of Frick Bros.= building, the first of the week, discovered in a crevice in the wall a plaster paris crucible of a silver dollar. It is supposed to have belonged to an individual who ran a shooting gallery there last winter, but who has now gone away. We examined the moulds and they were a correct imitation of the silver dollar, but quite crude.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

A large number of citizens of the 4th ward met in Blakeney & Rerbert=s [?] store Wednesday and took the preliminary steps toward raising funds to bridge the canal at 7th Avenue and to grade the street. About $700 was subscribed by those in attendance. The street is to be graded all the way to the west bridge and to the depot. This avenue will make one of the principal streets leading to the Frisco depot.



Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Charles Smith, a printer, formerly in the employ of the Traveler, was arrested on Monday last for being drunk and disorderly Sunday. Judge Bryant fined him $10 and costs; total $14. Charles not having the money put up his Achattels@ as security for the fine and was released. He was arrested on Tuesday again on the same charge and fined $5 and costs; total $9. He is now working out his fine on the street. Poor Charles!


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

A new comer remarked to a representative of the REPUBLICAN Wednesday Athat he had never seen as lively a city for business as Arkansas City.@ He came here from Ohio, visiting in cities all the way here. He said, ANone had the business outlook and prosperity that Arkansas City had, that not a day since he had been here did he perceive any dullness in trade.@ Arkansas City is a boomer and will soon outstrip Wichita or any other town.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Monday evening about 75 voters of the First ward met at the schoolhouse to place candidates in nomination for the offices to be filled next Tuesday. Judge Kreamer was chosen chairman of the meeting. The contest for the nomination of school director was warm, but finally resulted in S. B. Adams being selected. Col. Neff received the nomination for councilman. It was the will of the convention that Judge Kreamer be endorsed for justice of the peace and J. S. Lewis for constable.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Rogers & Huston, this week, received a new supply of grocery stocks. Their mammoth store is now filled to overflowing with large quantities of choice staple and fancy groceries. Messrs. Rogers & Huston are enterprising merchants and are working up an excellent trade. They are worthy of your patronage.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

ED. REPUBLICAN: Permit me to state through your paper to the public that I have never been, am not now, do not intend to be, an applicant for the position of superintendent of the public schools of Arkansas City.


March 31, 1886. J. P. WITT.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


Powderly and Gould Meet and Arrange the Missouri Pacific Troubles.

Arbitration Agreed Upon.

NEW YORK, MARCH 29. Yesterday morning at eleven o=clock T. V. Powderly and W. B. McDowell called on Jay Gould at the latter=s residence. There they met Messrs. Jay Gould, Hopkins, and George Gould. There was a general discussion of the situation in the southwest by both sides, and a better understanding was arrived at than had been had by either party heretofore. After talking until one p.m., the conference adjourned until evening. At seven p.m., the conference met again. At 8:30 p.m., Mr. Powderly had to leave to keep an engagement with Congressman John J. O=Neill of St. Louis, chairman of the House Committee on Labor, who came from Washington to render assistance if possible in settling the strike. Mr. McDowell, however, remained with Mr. Gould and his party, and Mr. Gould finally handed to Mr. McDowell the following communication.



Dear Sir: Replying to your letter of the 27th instant, I write to say that I will tomorrow morning send the following telegraphic instructions to Mr. Hoxie, general manager of the Missouri Pacific railroad, at St. Louis.

AIn resuming the movement of trains on the Missouri Pacific and in the employing of laborers in the several departments of the company, give preference to any late employees whether they are Knights of Labor or not, except that you will not employ any person who has injured the company=s property during the late strike, nor will you discharge any person who has taken service with the company during said strike. We see no objection to arbitrating any differences between the employees and the company, past or future. Hoping the above will be satisfactory, I remain yours very truly,

JAY GOULD, President.@

The executive board of the Knights of Labor have sent out the following telegram.

Martin Irons, chairman executive board, D. A. 101, St. Louis--President Jay Gould has consented to our proposition for arbitration and so telegraphs Vice President Hoxie. Order the men to resume work at once. By office of the executive board.


The executive board also sent out the following telegram.

To the Knights of Labor now on strike in the Southwest:

President Jay Gould has consented to our proposition for arbitration and so telegraphed Vice President Hoxie. Pursuant to telegraphic instructions sent to the chairman of the executive board, District Assembly 101, you are directed to resume work at once. By order of the executive board.


Congressman O=Neill arrived from Washington just in time to get the news. He said that the Labor Committee had prepared a bill which he would present to the House tomorrow in which he thought were provisions which would prevent future trouble like this. He said that some 9,000 or 10,000 people had been directly affected by the strike, and unnumbered thousands had indirectly been affected. He expressed great pleasure that the end came so peaceably. He returned to Washington at midnight. Messrs. Powderly and McDowell will meet Mr. Gould this morning by appointment.


ST. LOUIS, MARCH 29. The strike situation on both sides of the river was very quiet yesterday. Aside from its being Sunday, a drizzling rain, with now then a brisk shower, fell most of the day, and nobody cared to loiter about the depot and yards. The Wabash sent out one train in the afternoon, but beyond this no attempt was made to move trains.


TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS, MARCH 29. The freight blockade in this city was broken yesterday morning and a freight train was sent north with freight from St. Louis under a strong guard of militia. Great excitement prevailed, and 400 strikers were assembled in the Missouri Pacific yard. The militia overawed them, however, and the train left without opposition. At Manderville, ten miles north of Texarkana, a crowd of strikers tried to sidetrack and wreck the train. The militia scattered them and captured twelve of the strikers, who were brought back to Texarkana and put in jail. The running of this train is regarded by the people of Texarkana as breaking the backbone of the strike at this point.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.


According to the law of Kansas now in force all tax deeds hereafter issued shall be recorded by the person or persons to whom issued in the office of the register of deeds of the proper county within six months from the date of the issue thereof.

On account of the great railroad strike, many towns in Northwestern Kansas were short of provisions.

Warden Smith reports that matters are at a standstill at the penitentiary. There being no demand for coal, the men formerly employed in the mine are now kept busy constructing a stone wall, for which an appropriation was made at the last session of the Legislature.


Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

Grouse Pickings.

Snow chills the lap of March and the planted potatoes; it also frosted that maiden=s onions, which made her grieve. Since the last rain and snow, wheat looks good. Some pieces are coming out in very good shape, which a short time ago was selected for the plowshare. Some of the early sown oats are looking quite green. Quite a number of acres were sown this spring.

Sunday school organized March 28, Mr. Crawford, Superintendent; Mr. Phillips, assistant Superintendent; J. W. McConnell, Secretary; Will Miller, Treasurer; and Mrs. C. T. Smith, Librarian. We are in hopes that the Sunday school will be a success. We think it indeed a poor neighborhood that cannot support a Sunday school.

There is considerable sickness on the Creek. Mrs. Winchell and her little daughter, Maud, had quite a siege of sickness. From last accounts both are much better. Little Maud is a nice child, a good scholar, and has been missed by the school and from her class by both teacher and pupils.

Lizzie Goatly has also been quite sick, but is now on the mend and her youngest sister is now sick.

A short time ago we received intelligence that Widow Probasco=s son, Joseph, was very low--has had the doctor two or three times. All seem to think his condition is critical. Much sickness has prevailed on the Creek this spring, consisting mostly of fevers. The anticipations are that there will be much sickness this season.

Mrs. D. J. Coburn is meditating considerable over a Colorado trip this spring. We hope after due consideration, she will conclude to stay with her friends on the Grouse.


We notice C. T. S. passing by occasionally since he has taken unto himself a wife with the dignity of a lord. The boys are mourning on the Creek because there are no more women to wed. Our advice under the present circumstances would be, AGo east, young man.@



Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.


Some time since M. W. Sawyer erected a two-story frame building with the fire limits of the city. There was raised at the time a great hullaboo. He was arrested and fined a half dozen times, but he came out victorious. He paid some of the fines and some were remitted. Now, Councilman Dunn has gone to work and violated the ordinance which he helped to make and which gave Mr. Sawyer so much trouble, by putting up a barn in the center of the fire limits. Mr. Dunn has appeared before the police magistrate and been fined $5. Monday evening he asked permission of the council to proceed to the finish of his barn, and the matter was referred to a committee. Did the council ever refer Sawyer=s trouble to a committee? No, it did not. It simply ordered the marshal to arrest him and take him before Judge Bryant for trial. In that case the marshal obeyed the order explicitly. We do not believe in this kind of discrimination. It is unjust. We do not blame either Mr. Sawyer or Mr. Dunn for putting up buildings, in order to facilitate their business. But we do condemn a city council that manufactures ordinances and then allows them to be violated. Either blot out the law from our city ordinance book, enforce it, or cut the fire limits down to suit. Mr. Dunn, like Mr. Sawyer, is liable to be arrested and fined a dozen times. The fire limit ordinance has been a trouble ever since it was formulated. Let our city council take some kind of action upon the matter that will settle all future controversy which may arise.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The State Line Road.

A charter was filed the latter part of last week with the Secretary of State for the Memphis & Western Railroad company, with eleven directors as follows.

George Miller, Andrew Graff, James Scandriff, of Wellington;

S. B. Fleming, James Huey, and Frank Hess, of Arkansas City;

E. P. Miller and Charles Berry, of Cherryvale; John Montgomery, of Oswego; and Allen C. Kirby, of St. Louis.

The charter provides for a standard road from Memphis on the Mississippi, through Arkansas and Missouri to the east line of the State of Kansas, thence through the counties of Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Chautauqua, Cowley, Sumner, Kingman, Pratt, Reno, Stafford, Edwards, Pawnee, Barton, Rush, Ness, Hodgman, Trego, Grove, Lane, St. John, Wichita, Greeley and Wallace, Comanche, Clark, Seward, Stevens, and Morton Counties. The offices of the company are to be located at Wellington. The charter provides for a capital of $10,000,000.

The filing of the above charter insures the building of the State Line road. All the necessary arrangements have been made preparatory to the commencement of work as soon as bonds have been voted. Hurrah for Arkansas City and the State Line road. Join hands Silverdale, Spring Creek, and Cedar, and shout.

We have been made acquainted with some railroad news which we are not at Liberty to divulge yet, but it is glorious and good.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

A Circular.

A circular has been issued by the Santa Fe railway company telling of the various lines of road to be constructed during the year 1886 and those now under construction. The one of importance to this community is the Santa Fe extension through the Territory. Another one of importance was the building of the Independence & Southwestern. The circular states that the road is to be built from Independence southwest to Cedarvale, Chautauqua County, a distance of 57 miles, by December. This is the line of road that Winfield is asking bonds for in Cedar and Spring Creek Townships in order to head off the State Line project. This circular gives the whole scheme away. The Santa Fe never intends building farther than Cedarvale, and in that way hold all this eastern territory of Cowley County. Voters of Spring Creek and Cedar, look at the Santa Fe branch from Mulvane to Hunnewell and Caldwell. Winfield knows if Arkansas City gets an east and west road, her cake would be dough, and that is why she seeks to tie up the eastern townships of Cowley. She knows full well that the Independence & Southwestern will never be built any farther than Cedarvale. Voters, do you want a Santa Fe bob-tail?


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Three years ago Dr. Z. Carlisle had a Abuckskin@ pony stolen from his ranch south of his farm. Monday the doctor saw two Indians going through town with a pony that resembled his long lost Abuckskin.@ When the pony was in the doctor=s possession, he had taught him to bite at any person when they pointed their finger at him. ADoc@ remembered this, so he walked up to the pony and stuck his finger out at him. The pony had not forgotten the training of his youth. He took after the doctor and ran him a half block before he let up. ADoc@ had no doubt but what the pony was his. He followed the Indians to Winfield and there recovered his animal.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

G. B. Shaw & Co., will have something new in the Screen Windows in about ten days. Wait for them.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Council Proceedings.

The council met in regular session Monday night with Capt. Thompson presiding. A petition from property holders on 7th Avenue asking that the resolution adopted at the last meeting ordering them to re-move their fences from the street led to them being laid on the table.

The Southwestern Stage Company asked permission to build a frame barn within the fire limits. Referred to a committee. This caused considerable debate. Messrs. Dean, Prescott, and Davis held that it was a violation of the ordinance. The majority of the council was against them.

Frick Bros., asked permission to build a frame house within the fire limits. Referred to committee mentioned above.

The report of the police Judge was received and placed on file. It shows the fines to be $96.

The Johnson Loan & Trust Company asked the use of one-third of the street for building purposes, which was granted.

J. J. Clark=s resignation as assistant marshal was accepted and J. J. Breene was appointed instead.

Jacob Hight was appointed street commissioner.

A resolution was passed extending the city limits across the Arkansas River, so as to take in both the railroad bridge and the highway bridge. Lawyer Jenkins was appointed to draw up the necessary papers. On motion adjourned.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Last week the Telegram made faces at us and called us such pet names as Aintelligent idiot.@ We replied in similarly styled language. This week it complains that we Aknow not the courtesy due one editor to another.@ Brother Seaver, the REPUBLICAN was only paying you back in the same coin. No journalist can ever say the editor of the REPUBLICAN ever got down to calling names until he himself had been smitted upon the cheek. Come now, talk nice to us and we will respond in the same tone, Walter.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Lime, Cement, and Plaster by the barrel or car-load. G. B. SHAW & CO.

Go to the Music Store for all kinds of repairs for Pianos, Organs, and Sewing Machines.

6 percent money at Lowe, Hoffman & Barron=s.

Try G. B. Shaw & Co.=s mixed Paints and you will use no other.

FOR SALE. A four room house without the lot. Will sell at a bargain. Inquire of Edward Grady.

Plastering sand, of the very best quality. Call on Frank Wallace.

Five-cent music at the Music Store.

CRYSTALINE! The boss wall finish. See Ferguson & Thomas.

G. B. Shaw & Co., have Wagon Tongues, Axles, Bolsters, and Clear Oak Plank.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

BUSINESS NOTICE. DR. G. S. MORRIS, Formerly of Central Ohio, has PERMANENTLY LOCATED in ARKANSAS CITY And Cordially asks a Share of THE PATRONAGE Of the City and Vicinity.

Office over Post Office.

Residence Corner 3rd Avenue and 4 Street.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The Oklahoma Bill.

LAWRENCE, KANSAS, March 31 A private letter has been received in this city from the Hon. Sidney Clarke concerning the Oklahoma question, which is as follows.

The house committee on territories has agreed to report the bill for the organization of the new territory of Oklahoma. This result has been reached after a protracted battle with the representatives of the illegal cattle syndicates of the Indian Territory covering a period of two months. Every possible kind of misrepresentation has been enlisted to defeat the bill in the committee, and thus prevent the action of the house upon it, where it has many able advocates, and will undoubtedly pass when it can be reached under the rules.

The bill provides for a complete territorial government and includes within the exterior boundaries of the new territory the present Indian Territory and the public land strip, comprising an area of 44,151,250 acres. Of this amount provision is made for opening to settlement about 11,500,000 acres of unoccupied land, a section of country larger in extent than the three states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey.

The bill also provides for the appointment of a commission of five persons, not more than three of whom shall belong to one political party, with full powers to negotiate with all the tribes in the territory for the purpose of securing the assignment of lands in severalty to the Indians and the relinquishment of the surplus lands to the United States for the purpose of white settlement.

One section of the bill declares all the cattle leases null and void and directs the president to remove the lessees from the territory.

A supreme court is provided with three judges, and the jurisdiction of the United States of Kansas, Arkansas, and Texas over the different portions of the present Indian Territory, is repealed. Thus it is that the first step is taken in founding what is destined to be in a very short time one of the most populous and magnificent states in the Union.

Now the measures are fully before congress, the contest will be an open one between the cattle syndicates and the people.


It is the duty of congress to supplant this law of speculation, lawlessness, and crime, with good government, with the grand army of civilization, with the churches and schoolhouses and all the blessings of civilized society.



Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.


A Circular Issued to the Stockholders Providing Bonds for the

Texas Line.

BOSTON, MASS., April 2. Under date of today a circular is issued to the stockholders of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad company, setting forth that by an act of congress passed in July, 1884, the Southern Kansas railway company was invested with the right of locating, constructing, and operating a railway and telegraph and telephone line as well as a branch through certain portions of the Indian Territory, in accordance with which the company located the main line, running from Arkansas City southerly in the direction of Denison and Fort Worth, and also located a branch from Kiowa, on the southern border of Kansas, southwesterly in the direction of Wolf Creek and into the Panhandle of Texas, the total mileage being about 350 miles. Congress has granted at the same time to the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railway company the right to extend its road northward, whereby a continuous line of road between Leavenworth, Kansas City, and Galveston would be formed by the extensions of corporations. The cost of constructing these extensions is estimated at $10,000 per mile, and it is supposed that the Southern Kansas company (controlled by the Topeka and Santa Fe) shall issue 5 percent, forty-year first mortgage gold bonds at the rate per mile on the projected lines, giving each subscriber a $1,000 bond at 6 percent income bond for $250. The stockholders can subscribe in the proportion of one block for each 100 shares of Atchison stock held by them on April 17, 1886, and may assign their rights. That the smaller stockholders may not be excluded, subscriptions may also be made for one-tenth of a block and for multiples thereof, and both classes of bonds will be issued in denominations of $100, $500, and $1,000. All bonds may be registered. The first installment on subscriptions will be payable May 20 and the remainder as called, not to exceed 20 perent, in any one month. Subscription may be made prior to May 3.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Why Martin Acted.

TOPEKA, KANSAS, April 2. The governor states that the First regiment was ordered to Parsons only after repeated calls from the sheriff of Labette County, the mayor of Parsons, and many citizens of the county, representing that the strikers openly defied the civil authorities and were lawless and turbulent in all their proceedings. The first call for troops came on Monday evening last and in reply the governor telegraphed as the dispatches that evening stated that the strike had been ordered off by the national committee of the Knights of Labor, and that he could not believe there would be further trouble at Parsons. Next day, however, the civil officers renewed the demand for troops, representing that a passenger train had been ditched and several persons injured, and that the strikers at Parsons were more defiant and lawless than ever before. The governor sent the adjutant general to Parsons that afternoon, and he spent Wednesday and Thursday in the city. He addressed the strikers at their hall, appealing to them to respect the civil authorities and conduct themselves as law abiding citizens and warning them that if they did not desist from violent and lawless acts, the state would be compelled to interfere. During both days the mobs were as turbulent and lawless as before, and on Thursday afternoon, the adjutant general telegraphed the governor that all hope of inducing the strikers to respect the law or the civil authorities would have to be abandoned; that they openly defied the sheriff and mayor and that military force would be necessary to preserve the peace. The governor then ordered the First regiment to Parsons to sustain and support the civil authorities in enforcing the authority of law.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Troops at Forth Worth.

NEW YORK, April 5. The following dispatches were received this morning at the office of the Missouri Pacific Railway company.

FT. WORTH, TEXAS, April 5. Quiet prevails here this morning. Seven companies of state troops and one company of artillery have arrived here from Galveston. There moved yesterday two trains south on the Missouri Pacific and two trains on the Texas Pacific. No resistance was offered either in the city or country. A good many strikers are arriving in Fort Worth from other places. The adjutant general is in charge of the troops, which consist of 326 men and two pieces of artillery.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Railroad News.

Thirty railroad teams from the Indian Territory, are camped in the river bottom, awaiting the report of the right of way commission on the Verdigris Valley route, before going to work.

Crow & Smith have a large force of men grading on their contract for the V. V. L. & W. Ry.

L. J. Snarr began active work on the V. V. L. & W. Ry. Grade between this city and Elk River last week.

Work in Wilson County, on the grade of the V. V. L. & W. Ry., is being pushed actively.

By next week there will be several gangs of graders at work on the V. V. L. & W. in Montgomery County.

From now on dirt will fly fast on the Verdigris Valley & Independence road.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The Election

Was hotly contested Tuesday. The People=s Ticket had a walk over the Citizens= Ticket. The result was as follows.


Councilman: Hill 139, Neff 48.

School Board: Ruby 126, Adams 60.

Justice: Kreamer 167, Meigs 18.

Constable: Lewis 105, Bailey 83.

For the special Bridge act 180.


Councilman: Ingersoll 106, Fairclo 80.

School Board: Landes 110, Fowler 72.

Justice: Kreamer 153, Meigs 30.

Constable: Bailey 95, Lewis 83.

For the Special Bridge act 185.


Councilman: Prescott 130.

School Board: Love 77, Woodin 53.

Justice: Kreamer 114, Meigs 15.

Constable: Lewis 65, Bailey 37.

For the Special Bridge act 130.


Councilman: Thurston 204.

School Board: Watts 116, Mowry 94.

Justice: Kreamer 178, Meigs 30.

Constable: Lewis 164, Bailey 41.

For the Special Bridge act 211.

Hill=s majority 91.

Ingersoll=s majority 26.

Ruby=s majority 66.

Landes majority 35.

Love=s majority 24.

Watt=s majority 22.

Prescott, of the 2nd ward, and Thurston, of the 4th ward, had no opposition.

Kreamer=s majority for the justice of the peace 519.

Lewis for constable 175.

The vote for the special bridge act was 715. The REPUBLICAN is satisfied, Arkansas City has redeemed herself most nobly.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The Winfield Visitor tells us that if there is a city in the state of Kansas cursed with an illy ventilated, miserable fire trap for an opera house, it is Winfield. When one goes into it to attend an entertainment, he risks his life. Let a fire break out in the old rookery some night, when a good sized audience is seated therein, and a third of the people will either be trampled to death, maimed for life, or probably meet that most horrible fate, that is ever an unfortunate man=s lot, to be burned to death. The people of the city have long enough put up with this Afire trap.@

Come down to Arkansas City, the metropolis of Cowley County, friend Allison, and you will see a first-class opera house. Our city has long since discarded her poor buildings.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The Ladies Guild will meet with Mrs. R. T. Fitzpatrick next Wednesday, April 14, at 2 o=clock p.m. A full attendance is desired as business of importance is to be transacted.

MRS. R. T. FITZPATRICK, Secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The council met last night and canvassed the returns of the election. The newly elected councilmen were sworn in.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The Business School reopens Monday, April 12, in the north room of the McLaughlin block. New classes in Bookkeeping and Commercial Law will be organized. If you wish to take a course, now is a good time to begin.



Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

DIED. Mrs. Melissa Crose, wife of Delle Crose, late of Colfax, Indiana, died April 1, 1886, near Arkansas City, Kansas, aged 23 years, 7 months, and 8 days, leaving a husband, one child, and numerous friends to mourn her loss. She came to Kansas last September with her husband, hoping to benefit her health by the change of climate, but consumption that fell destroyer of so many had marked her for its victim, and although for a time she seemed to improve and her friends did everything in their power to help her, she soon began to decline and departed this life on the date above mentioned, falling asleep, peacefully, after having calmly bid farewell to her friends and exhorted them to meet her above. She was a kind and loving wife, a fond, affectionate mother, and a consistent member of the New Light Church, of which she had been a member in good standing four years. AHer sun did set, as sets the morning star which goes not down behind the darkened west nor hides obscured mid tempest of the sky but melts away into the light of heaven.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

To Ladies Interested in Art Needle Work.

Miss March wishes to call your attention to her exhibit of needle work in the window of A. A. Newman & Co.=s dry goods store. She is desirous of securing a class in the same. She also carries an elegant line of stamping patterns in the latest designs. Ladies calling at this store will lean her location.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

$5,000, of private money to loan on good farm security all at 7 percent interest, and a small commission. Call early if you want a loan. SNYDER & HUTCHISON.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Stallion Notice.

The well-known horse, Rob Roy, will stand at the home on the Wilcox farm, 5 miles northeast of Arkansas City, first four days of the week; in Arkansas City Tuesday and Saturday at Smith & Crocker=s barn. Season commences the 10th of April.



Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.


Monumental Hotel.

Today Messrs. Brubaker & Shellenberger, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, open the new hotel in the Burrough=s block. It is called the Monumental Hotel. Messrs. Brubaker & Shellenberger have fitted up their establishment in grand style, their entire paraphernalia has been purchased new, each sleeping apartment is handsomely and commodiously furnished, the culinary department will be attended by excellent cooks, and all the wants of a traveling public will be catered to. The gentlemenly proprietors will make the Monumental a grand success.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

While in Architect Ritchie=s office yestesrday, we were shown the outline of the drawings of S. C. Smith=s new hotel. The building is to be 128 x 54 feet and four stories high. The office and dining room will be elegantly finished, the office to have French plate glass windows. Bath-rooms will be on each floor, besides all necessary closets. There will be about 70 rooms in the building. There will be verandas on every side. The hotel will be equal to any in Southern Kansas. The cost of the building alone will be $45,000.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Base ball goods at Kingsbury & Barnett=s. The best line ever brought to the city.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.


Election has come and gone.

Mayor Schiffbauer is still quite sick.

We have met the enemy and they are ours.

Mrs. J. L. Huey visited Winfield yesterday.

Robt. Corlett is working in Winfield for a few weeks.

BIRTH. Born to C. L. Swarts and wife, Sunday night, a girl.

Miss Ida Webb left for Topeka Wednesday afternoon.

The stone work on the new hotel is being pushed rapidly.

Oscar Godfrey is in Winfield from Chicago attending court.

E. Baldwin leaves for Greensburg, Kiowa County, Monday.

A. P. Hutchison was up from his Indian schools Wednesday.

A. A. Newman came home Saturday from his extended eastern trip.

Many of our citizens are attending court at Winfield this week.

Mrs. T. D. Richardson left for Harper County Wednesday morning.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.


Geo. Wagner returned to this city Thursday after a two months= visit in Ohio.

D. Rodocker and wife, of Winfield, were down visiting in the city Thursday.

Will Moore and wife returned home from their Independence visit Wednesday.

I. R. Deming and wife arrived home Friday last from their visit in California.

Little Miss Pearly Snyder is suffering from an attack of diphtheria. Dr. Parsons is attending.

J. W. Calhoun has located at Garden City. He will remove there with his family, we are informed.

Mme. Fry and daughters will give one of their famous concerts in Highland Opera House, April 12.

Mrs. D. N. Willitts returned to her home in Fredonia yesterday after a two weeks= visit in the citty.

The Schubert Quartette will be assisted by little Georgia Randall in her character songs and ballads.

The Johnson Loan & Trust Company have the excavation for their handsome block about completed.

MARRIED. By Rev. J. O. Campbell, W. G. McKee and Miss Nellie J. Bogle, April 4, at the Occidental Hotel.

Col. E. Neff was called to Topeka the first of the week to attend U. S. Court. He came home Thursday.

Dr. J. T. Shepard was summoned to St. Louis the latter part of last week by the serious illness of his brother.

Kroenert & Austin have commenced to remove their mammoth stock into their new and commodious store room.

A new time card goes into effect on the Frisco tomorrow. Trains will commence running to Cale next week.

WANTED. News agent, on Arkansas City branch, $25 security. Address W. T. McKeener, Box 93, Pierce City.

Ladies, call at Eddy=s drug store on Monday and Tuesday of next week and see the Bristol Sisters= beautiful house plants.

There will be regular services at the First Baptist Church Sunday morning at the usual hour. Sunday school at 12:15.

Messrs. Crocker and Smith are building a stone livery barn, two stories high, and 25 x 90 feet, on West Central Avenue.

FOUND. A gold ring; plarty can have same by calling on E. L. Kingsury, identifying property, and paying for this notice.

Ira Barnett shipped three car loads of cattle over the Santa Fe to Kansas City Thursday. D. G. Carder went up with them.

The excavation for the First National Bank addition is almost completed. Masons will commence on the stone work next week.

W. A. Ritchie & Co., have been awarded the contract for drawing the plans and specifications for S. C. Smith=s new hotel.

Farmers hereafter can find the office of the Arkansas City Roller Mills company at the implement establishment of G. W. Cunningham.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.


C. D. Burroughs, before leaving for Chicago, purchased the business lot of J. F. Hoffman on Summit Street. The consideration was $3,400.

Hold on, Mr. Winfield Telegram, when you say the REPUBLICAN lauded Henry Asp. We say you are mistaken. We never did and never will.

Master Kirby York has been very sick for several days past with an attack of pneumo-malaria. At last reports he was convalescing.

A. W. Patterson, of New Kiowa, was in the city Thursday night. He was subpoenaed as a witness in the Mowry trial by the defense.

The council now stands Hill and Hight, 1st ward, Ingersoll and Dean, 2nd ward, Prescott and Thompson, 3rd ward, Thurston and Davis, 4th ward.

Dr. Phelps, a druggist of Burden, was in the city Thursday. He went down to Cale to look that place over. He will establish a branch drug store there.

F. J. Hess has purchased one of the five cottages belonging to the Arkansas City Building Association in Leonard=s addition. The consideration was $1,800.

Jas. Hill made the purchase of two of the Arkansas City Building Association cottages Thursday. The consideration for both was $4,000. F. J. Hess made the sale. [COULD BE $1,000 WAS CORRECT, BUT IT LOOKED TO ME LIKE IT WAS $4,000.]

John Drury brings us the cheering information from Cedar Township that it will go solid for the State Line road, beyond a doubt. Hurrah for our friends in Cedar.

Mrs. A. L. Edwards has been in the city several days this week. She was here visiting friends before locating in Garden City. She will open a millinery store there.

Farmers should sow more tame grass this spring, the last of April is a good time. Prairie grass is of short duration and we need some other to fill up the remainder of the season.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

We are told that the Inter-State Gas Company have purchased the lots of Chas. Hutchins on 4th avenue on which to erect their stand-pipe. The consideration was $3,000.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

L. S. Breese and family of Salem, Iowa, arrived in the city Saturday. Mr. Breese will locate here in the boot and shoe business. They are friends of the family of D. D. Bishop.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The front of the Sherburne-Pickle block is indeed a handsome one. The block north is to have a similar one. The buildings in the Aburnt district@ will greatly ornament the city.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Dr. Geo. Wright has decided to locate in this city for the practice of his profession. The REPUBLICAN takes great pleasure in announcing this fact, because Dr. Wright is a deserving young man.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Many of our readers will well remember Barney McAulay, who was here last winter and presented AUncle Daniel@ in the opera house. He dropped dead in New York last week from heart disease.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The south Arkansas River Bridge had an attack of general debility Monday; a span came near going out. Teams were prevented from crossing for several days. It has been repaired and travel has been resumed.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

R. T. Bean, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, arrived in the city Saturday of last week. Mr. Bean has intentions of opening a banking establishment and is now engaged in making the necessary preliminaries.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Hilliard & Keeler is the name of the new livery firm and they are the successors of J. H. Hilliard. S. D. Keeler last week purchased a half interest in the livery outfit, horses, carriages, etc., of Mr.

J. H. Hilliard.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

H. C. Deets has purchased a residence and three lots in ward No. 4, on Summit street. The consideration was $1,000. Homer has the cage now, and we see unmistakable signs of the catching of the fluttering bird.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

John Drury was over from Maple City Tuesday en route to Winfield to attend the Marshal murder trial, which was docketed for Wednesday. Dr. G. H. J. Hart came back from the south to Maple City several days ago.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

While in Heitkam=s merchant-tailoring establishment Wednesday, we saw several handsome suits of clothing being made for as many different parties in Winfield. Al=s popularity as a merchant tailor is spreading rapidly.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

S. M. Daley & Co., the boot, shoe, hat and cap merchants, who have located here from Bluffton, Indiana, arrived in the city the first of the week. They have since been arranging their stock in the Bittle room preparatory to opening.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Mme. Fry and her daughters will give one of their inimitable concerts in Highland opera house April 15. It will be given under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. Besides going to hear a musical treat, you aid a good cause.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

John Landes has purchased the north red cottage in Leonard=s addition from the Arkansas City Building Association. He made the purchase through the real estate agency of F. J. Hess. The consideration was $2,000.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The total city vote polled by Winfield Tuesday was only 688. Arkansas City polled 715, a difference of 27. Where is Winfield=s 7,000 people? Multiply Winfield=s voting population by 5 and we have the entire population--3,440.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

M. C. Beymer, who recently came here from Chicago and located has decided to open a hardware store. He has rented the store room on the south of Steinberger=s drug store and will open for business as soon as he can make ready.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Until lately the Winfield Telegram was a spicy, local newspaper. Abuse of Arkansas City now fills its columns. The truth is the Telegram recognizes the fact that Arkansas City is the metropolis of Cowley County. Hence, these slurring remarks.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

There are twenty-seven criminal and two hundred and five civil cases on the district court docket this term. Four of the criminal cases are for murder and ten are for selling liquor. This will be a busy term of court and to some a very interesting one.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kingsbury entertained a few of their friends Tuesday evening.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

A. D. Hawk and E. L. Kingsbury have the Hoyt gymnasium now in full blast.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Miss Lizzie Gatwood gave a pleasant little card party at her home Thursday evening.

Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The strike is not ended, although traffic on the striking road has been partially resumed. The situation is about as complicated now as ever.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

John Doyle has the contract for the stone work of the Johnson Loan & Trust Co.=s block and the National Bank addition.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The April term of the District Court opened Tuesday morning with Judge Torrance on the bench. The Mowry murdel trial came up Wednesday.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Rev. W. J. Elsdon, of Chicago, will preach in the Baptist Church Sunday morning and evening. Rev. Elsdon is well known throughout the east. A general invitation is extended to all to come out and hear him.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The third and last party of Santa Fe engineers left this city Wednesday to make the final survey through the Territory. Mr. Reynolds, one of the head men of the party, informs us that grading will commence shortly. John K. Wright, of Junction City, has the contract for the first 10 miles.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Hon. Jesse Harper, the great greenback orator, will deliver a lecture in Highland Opera house this afternoon; also in the evening. AThe Issues of the Day,@ will be his subject. We understand that arrangements are being made for him to deliver a temperance lecture tomorrow evening at the same place. No admission will be charged.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

A party of Santa Fe surveyors, in attempting to cross the south canal bridge, went overboard Monday. One of the boys received a ducking. No one was injured. The harness had to be cut almost to pieces in getting the mules out. Something must be done about that bridge or Arkansas City will lose trade.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The jury in the Mowry trial was impanelled Tuesday morning and the hearing of the evidence has been going on since. The trial of Marshall for the killing of Snyder at Maple City is next on the docket, and then comes the recent Elliott murder. These three cases will consume about three or four weeks of this term of court.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

DIED. Rufus M. Orr, of the 4th Ward, died yesterday morning at 10 o=clock, of typhoid fever. Mr. Orr was the son-in-law of O. F. Ball. He came here during the winter and was united in marriage to Miss Ball on Christmas eve. His relatives are expected to arrive here today and convey the remains to Illinois. The REPUBLICAN extends its sympathies to the bereaved.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

At the election Tuesday the voters of Cowley County decided they wanted to adopt the bridge law, but it was only by a small majority. Winfield voted solidly against the proposition, Arkansas City for it, and the consequence was we triumphed as we always do.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

One of our farmer friends informs us that he has inspected the wheat crop of this vicinity and that we cannot expect much more than a half crop. He has just returned from a trip to Kansas City and nowhere along the line of the Santa Fe road did he see as favorable prospects as in this vicinity.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Walt. Dalby in coming down the stairway leading from the upstairs of Godehard=s building Tuesday night fell and hurt himself severely. His eyes are draped in mourning, his nose knocked into the shape of a capital J, and his shoulders bruised quite badly. The case of Walt=s fall was the darkness.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The most serious case of boy-cott we ever heard of is being practiced upon one of our city youths by the girls. Thursday he wrote eight notes to as many different maidens, asking for their company to attend a party. Each replied in the negative. We suppose this would properly be called a girl-cott.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Capt. C. D. Burroughs and J. T. Shepard will erect a handsome block on their business lots south of the Occidental Hotel sometime during the summer. Mr. Burroughs just purchased his lot from J. F. Hoffman. These gentlemen evidently believe in the future of Arkansas City, judging from the manner in which they are investing in real estate.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

J. W. Pearson=s hog and poultry remedy for the cure of cholera has been placed upon the market. F. E. Balyeat & Co., are the agents. Many of our readers know of cases wherein Mr. Pearson=s remedy has effected a permanent cure. As the season for cholera approaches, we take pleasure in telling our readers where this remarkable medicine can be procured.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

J. W. Stanford and Wm. Wright and families, of Coshocton, Ohio, arrived in the city yesterday. This city will be their future home. Messrs. Stanford and Wright will enter the mercantile field. The REPUBLICAN gladly welcomes such gentlemen to our city. They are enterprising, besides commanding considerable capital, and will be valuable adjuncts to the future progress of our city.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

MARRIED. Married Wednesday evening by Rev. J. P. Witt, Miss Flora Byfield and Isaiah Holmes. A number of invited guests, J. L. Huey and wife, Dr. J. A. Mitchell and wife, F. W. Farrar and wife, and Miss Jennie Patterson were in attendance and gave the young people several handsome presents. The young couple have commenced housekeeping. The REPUBLICAN showers its most munificent blessings upon them.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The much talked of steel barges for the navigation of the Arkansas River have at last been completed. There are two of them, each 10 x 60 feet. They are capable of hauling three car loads of flour, drawing only about 10 inches of water. Next week the AKansas Millers@ will tow them down to Ft. Smith with a cargo of flour and other freight. With the Ft. Smith Road and a line of steamboats plying up and down the Arkansaw to this city, won=t our boom be immense!


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

DIED. Miss Laura Bell Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Jones, of this city, April 7, aged 15 years 5 months and 25 days. She had been a patient sufferer for more than 2 years. She was conscious to the last and waited with calm resignation until the mystic boatman came to bear her o=er the tide. May those who knew and loved her be as ready and willing to go. Services were held at the family residence at 1 o=clock p.m., April 8, by Rev. J. P. Witt. The remains were interred in Parker Cemetery and were followed by a large procession. One thing in which Arkansas City is not derelict in is respect for the dead.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Among those who purchased lots down at Cale on the state line are Judge Torrance, A. H. Doane, J. B. Nipp, Curns & Manser, F. J. Hess,

R. R. Phelps, D. A. Millington, F. L. Branninger, Alexander, Lamport & Co. All of these contract to erect business buildings at once. Alexander, Lamport & Co., begin the erection of their sheds and buildings, etc., for their lumber yard at the new town today. Their stock of lumber will be in by next week. The Santa Fe does not touch the townsite of Cale nor does it come within three miles of it. The Winfield Courier misrepresents the matter when it says the Santa Fe goes through it.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

East Bolton Items.

The corn that had been planted before the freeze has again thawed out.

Dr. Hanna, of South Haven, Sumner County, favored P. A. Ireton with a short visit. He says the people in that place are waiting anxiously for the railroad from Arkansas City.

Jim Radcliffe has rented his farm to John Pruitt and will move to Cloud, Kansas, where he will spend the summer.

Moses Greenabaum has returned from his Arkansas trip. He contracted for a hundred head of two-year old steers, which are to be delivered at Arkansas City, May 1.

Hugh Roup and youngest sister are quite low with pneumonia fever.

P. A. Ireton is doing that which we would like to see many more farmers doing and that is, putting out an extensive orchard. He is putting out 1,000 budded peach trees and 300 apple trees. We think it is a good investment.

Ed. Buzzi played it well on the East Bolton band boys, April 1. He sent them an invitation to meet at his father=s house on the evening of the above date, that he would be married and would give the young people of East Bolton an entertainment that evening. The boys were all keen to go as they had not had a call for a long time. When they arrived, all was quiet and nobody was married. One of the boys got a little mad, but remember, boys, it was the 1st of April.

The new town on the state line does not promise to be a big affair.

Large quantities of flagging rock are hauled from the Carlisle quarry to Arkansas City.

Thomas Armstrong has been in the east end for a few days resting up. Mr. Armstrong built a fine house for Budd Beck one mile southwest of Arkansas City, and is taking a little rest before going upon another job.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Arkansas City Victorious.

The bill granting the right-of-way to the Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway Company across the Territory from Fort Smith to Arkansas City, passed the senate Thursday. It has not been reached in the house yet, although the committee has reported favorably. The Wichita and Ft. Smith right-of-way bill has been reported upon favorably, but has passed neither branch of congress. The Winfield & Ft. Smith bill has been only just introduced into the house. The passage of the bill in the senate is good news to our readers, because they all know that it means an opening up to us of a southern market. Arkansas City is at the head of the procession--Wichita and Winfield are training behind.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of H. P. Farrar, Edmond G. Gray and Miss Gertrude Fowler, at 1 p.m., by Rev. S. B. Fleming. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few invited guests. The new couple left on the afternoon train for Winfield, where they will commence housekeeping. The REPUBLICAN extends congratulations. May they live long and happily.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The Arkansas City Cracker Factory company have purchased the property of J. W. Canfield on South Summit as a site for their establishment. They paid $1,600 for it. Work will commence on the building as soon as Mr. Davidson, the manager, arrives from New York. A letter from that gentleman this week stated that he was boxing his goods and that he would be here as soon as possible.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The Cheyenne (Indian Territory) Transporter remarks that the Hemphill family left there last week for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, having closed their store some time previous. The stock was taken to Arkansas City, Kansas. Mr. Hemphill is a fine businessman, and besides in business circles, he will be greatly missed for the active part he took in the Sabbath school and services. The best wishes of many follow them.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

WASHINGTON, April 8. The senate resumed the bill some weeks ago laid over granting to the Kansas & Arkansas Railroad Co., the right of way for a road through the Indian Territory. The pending question was on Van Wycks= proposed amendment, prohibiting the issue of any more stock or bonds than would represent the actual cost of building and equipping the road. Several amendments were offered, but were all voted down, and the bill passed Yeas, 36; nays, 8.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.


A Serious Riot in an Attempt to Run a Freight Train.

Three Officers Fatally Wounded. A Striker Killed. The Militia

Called Out. Further Threats Made to Stop Trains and Alarm Felt.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, APRIL 5. At ten o=clock Saturday morning 1,000 people assembled at the Missouri Pacific depot to see Sheriff Maddox send out a train which he had said he would do or die. One engine with twenty armed deputies backed into the yard to take out a train of twenty cars. Sheriff Maddox and thirty deputies guarded the yards and warned the strikers to keep away. The train pulled out for the south shortly after noon, and reached the New Orleans crossing, two miles south. The suggestive quiet that marked the passage of the freight train through the city was not without its sequel. When the train left the depot, it was under the protection of a posse of officers, commanded by Jim Courtright. The train proceded to the crossing of the Fort Worth & New Orleans road, when it stopped, as customary. When the train stopped it was noticed several men were congregated on the track in front of the train. The posse=s commander approached the men and asked why they impeded the progress of the train, to which they replied that they had nothing to do with it, that they were not armed, and had no intention of interfering with the road.


As the officers returned to the train, they noticed several men sitting or lying in the grass a few yards from the track. The entire posse advanced toward the men in ambush until they had reached the ditch alongside the track when they commanded a throwing up of hands. The command was obeyed, but as the hands came up, they brought Winchester rifles with them, which belched forth a deadly fire. The posse returned the fire, it is said, with fatal effect. There were perhaps 100 shots fired. After the first fire, the posse advanced and continued firing. The ambushers retreated behind some piles of ties, which proved a most excellent breastwork, and from which they poured a murderous fire into the posse. From this position they were finally dislodged and driven beyond range of the posse=s pistols. The casualties among the posse were found to be three: Police Officer Tulford, shot through both thighs; Special Offficer Dick Townsend, shot through the left breast near the nipple, fatal; Special Officer Charles Sneed, shot through the breast and jaw. The casualties among the ambushers is only a matter of conjection, though there seems to be good grounds for saying that three or more of them were wounded, probably fatally. The same authority says there were half a dozen or more horses visible that were ambushed, which it is believed belonged to the ambushing party. The posse carried the wounded men aboard the train, which backed into the union depot.


The Knights of Labor claim that the first shot was fired by the officers, but the weight of testimony is against the assertion. Tim Wilson, who was on the engine and within three feet of Dick Townsend, who was shot in the back, states postively that the first fire came from the strikers. D. L. Stewart was an eye witness to the shooting and gives it as his opinion that the strikers fired first. Sheriff Maddox Saturday afternoon organized two companies of citizens, which were armed with Winchesters and carbines, and marched them to the depot, the avowed determination being to suppress all opposition to the law. The people were in a terrible state of excitement and appeared completely dumbfounded. The breach between the law and the strikers has been widened and the bitterest expressions can be heard on every side. There are hundreds of Knights of Labor in the city who do not appear to regret the occurrence of Saturday. It has been learned that the strikers on Friday purchased ten Winchester rifles in this city, and the names of two or three of the men who carried rifles have been learned. The Mayor has issued a proclamation appointing seventy-five deputy policemen and ordering all the saloons to remain closed until Wednesday. A petition has been sent to Governor Ireland for State Rangers and military transportation for the troops has been applied for from Receiver Shelden.


FORT WORTH, TEXAS, APRIL 5. Six companies of the Fourth regiment have arrived here. Two companies of the First are also here. Brigadier General Roberts is in command. The dead body of Frank Pierce, a striker, was found yesterday and brought into town. Two others who were wounded have been located. Trouble is looked for this morning, as strikers are coming in from all directions. The train sent south yesterday reached Alrado, thirty miles distant, in safety. Attorney General Templeton, who is here with Adjutant General King, says: ASince the authority of the State has been invoked, it shall be wielded, and trains must move, if it takes the whole military force of the State to do it.@


The depot and yards were guarded last night by over 200 citizens called into service by the mayor=s proclamation, and the streets were patrolled by armed men. There was great fear of fire during the night, and extra precautions were taken. One hundred firemen were in waiting at the engine houses for any emergency and the fires at the pumping stations were kept up to a high point all night. Offers of aid were sent from all surrounding points, and engines were kept in readiness to be forwarded at a moment=s notice. Strikers are arriving from various outside points and the statement is made that the Knights of Labor have determined that Fort Worth shall be the point where trains shall be stopped at all hazards, and that there they will fight their battle. On the other hand, the citizens declare that the Missouri Pacific trains shall move even though it costs scores of lives to accomplish it. The troops now number 235 men. Adjutant General King, Brigadier General A. S. Roberts, Attorney General Templeton, Inspector General Smith, and Colonel W. P. Gaines are on the grounds. The railroad yards are lined with soldiers and no one dares venture on the railroad property. The railroad yards are skirted by a line of saloons and low resorts. Here have been congregated all day a number of desperate looking men, some of whom are ex-railway employees. There were others also who heretofore had frequented the yards committing numerous depredations, but they did not attempt to enter the yards or interfere with railroad property. No further trouble is anticipated in the movement of trains from the yards or through the city, but rumors are heard of bridge-burning and dynamite plots.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.


Among the charters lately filed with the Secretary of State was that of the Memphis & Western Railroad Company, with eleven directors as follows: George Miller, Andrew Grogan, James A. Leaveditt, of Well-ington; Samuel Fleming, James Henry, and Frank Hess, of Arkansas City; E. P. Miller and Charles Henry, of Cherryvale; John Montgomery, of Oswego, and Allen C. Kirby, of St. Louis. The charter provides for a standard road from Memphis, on the Mississippi, through Arkansas and Missouri to the east line of the State of Kansas, thence through the Counties of Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Cowley, Sumner, Kingman, Pratt, Reno, Stafford, Edwards, Pawnee, Barton, Rush, Ness, Hodgeman, Trego, Gove, Lane, St. John, Wichita, Greeley, and Wallace, with a branch through Harper, Meade, Barber, Comanche, Clark, Seward, Stevens, and Morton Counties. The offices of the company are to be located at Winfield. The charter provides for a capital of $10,000,000.

In anticipation of the enactment of a law opening to homestead settlement the public land strip lying between Texas on the south and Kansas and Colorado on the north, immigrants are already pouring into that region; and it is estimated that should it be opened as expected, there will be 20,000 people there before the season is over.

The vandalism at Atchison the other night by which fifteen locomotives of the Missouri Pacific were disabled, caused a feeling of indignation. A meeting was held to denounce the perpetrators of the outrage.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

AD. J. M. CRAIG, Practical Painter.

All kinds of house painting, Kalsomining, Plain and Ornamental Paper-hanging, done with neatness and dispatch.

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Shop second door south of Occidental Hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.


I have perfected arrangements by which I can loan money as at LOW RATES as can be obtained in the state, either upon Farm or City Security, -or upon- Chattels. I have bargains in Farm and City Property. Call on J. C. ARMSTRONG, REAL ESTATE and LOAN AGENT.

Office over Post Office, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

Hackney Harpings.

(Received last Saturday--too late for publication last week.)

Show me the man who said the backbone of winter was broken and I will show you a fit subject for the fool school.

The condition of the growing wheat is much worse than it was two weeks ago, the surface of the ground being broken and cracked open, exposing the tender roots to the merciless winds of March; the plants are rapidly dying daily. The crop will be almost a complete failure in this section. Even stalk field wheat is suffering and withering because of the open condition of the wheat bed.

A few of the over-ambitious farmers are planting corn. They had better await the smiles of gentle Dame Spring. The embraces of Jack Frost are not comforting to this cereal.

Simeon Beach will go courting next week, having been drawn on the full panel of jury men.

Joe Lawrence, of Pennsylvania, arrived this week to view the country.

Cal. Matthews has gone to Caldwell to join the festive cowboy band.

Misses Minnie and Allie Harbaugh are now students of the Winfield High School.

The Centennial Literary closed its doors last Monday evening for a vacation till the first Monday night of November. The programme was especially interesting and amusing. The juvenile orchestra and rustic dudes= band were attractive features of the entertainment and stormed the house with applause. Mrs. Ella Beach and Miss Mollie Peeter favored the society with several fine pieces of organ music well executed. The society had a prosperous session for four months and was the last in this township to close.

Rev. Williams is the new pastor at Irwin chapel. He succeeded Rev. P. B. Lee, who takes a years= vacation on account of ill health.

W. B. Holland has consented to do stenographic work for Judge Pyburn. Bob is ambitious and energetic and will yet knock the persimmons.

A new wind mill now ornaments Dave Shaw=s barn yard.

John C. Snyder and family visited at Arkansas City last Saturday and Sunday.

April 1, Lucius Walton fooled his charming daughters by brining home a new organ.


Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

AD. 500 Screen Doors just received at G. B. SHAW & CO.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Santa Fe Extension.

At a meeting of the Santa Fe directors in Topeka recently, the following extensions of that road were announced: Larned branch now under construction; Great Bend extension, now under construction to Rush County--this eventually to be a main line, and will add greatly to the wealth of one county; Hutchinson extension, Hutchinson to Kinsley--this line will be completed to St. John, in Stafford County, this year, and if the aid now pending in Edwards County is voted, it will be completed to Kinsley next year; Mulvane extension, being from Mulvane due west. The contract for forty miles of the road has been let, and will be built immediately. This line will soon be extended west. Work is to be finished on this extension before fall. Emporia and El Dorado Short Line, a road thirty miles in length. Independence extension, Independence to Cedarvale via Peru and Elgin, fifty-seven miles; this line to be completed before winter. Burlington extension, fifteen miles. Colony extension, twenty-five miles in length. Ottawa extension, Ottawa to Osage City, twenty-two miles; this line will be completed immediately. Work is now going on also on a line toward the Panhandle, through the Indian Territory.

The A. T. & S. F. Railroad has issued a circular announcing its intention to extend the Southern Kansas railroad from Arkansas City, Kansas, southerly in the direction of Denison and Fort Worth, Texas, and also to build a branch from Kiowa southerly into the Panhandle of Texas. The total mileage of these extensions will be about 350 miles. We publish the above so our readers in Cedar and Spring Creek Townships will know just how much of the Independence & Southwestern is to be built. It is an official report of the doings of the directors.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The Republican=s New Press.

Saturday last our new Campbell printing press arrived. Upon the inside of this issue we present to our readers a cut of it. While we do not feel like boasting yet, we are safe in saying that there is only one superior press in Cowley County. The Winfield Telegram, we believe, has the finest press in the southern tier of counties. The REPUBLICAN=s press will print the largest form.

Here after the readers of the REPUBLICAN will receive a live local journal that they will have no trouble in reading. Even the way-faring editor of the Traveler can read and digest the contents of our paper from one copy. Heretofore, two copies were necessary and sometimes, a half-dozen. The press work of this week is not what it will be. In the hurry of putting a new press up, as a general thing all the parts are not always adjusted properly and time is needed to get them in proper working order. We invite each and everyone of our friends to call and see our new machine. We print on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Tuesday the Omaha, Abilene and Wichita railway company was in effect transferred to the Chicago and Rock Island company. The Omaha, Abilene and Wichita railway is to be constructed as an extension of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific system, the line from St. Joe via Topeka taking up the line from Lost Springs, Marion County, to Wichita, the other section being built to a connection with a Nebraska line to Beatrice or Fairbury. The $65,000 heretofore voted by Wichita will be allowed to lapse, the company resigning all claims thereto and instead [PAPER MESSED UP...ANOTHER ITEM INSERTED OVER PART OF THIS. HARD TO READ THE REST. Ends up:

Now is Arkansas City=s chance to get a railroad that will be of vast importance to her. Let us strike while the iron is hot.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

A number of colored folks went to the home of Willie Wilson and bride Tuesday night for the purpose of serenading them. Willie got mad. He preferred solitude with his new bride to a rattling of tin cans. He became so enraged that he slapped Mrs. Ike Warner. This roused her ire and she knocked the groom down three times as fast as he could get up. This broke up the charivari. Wednesday morning Ike Warner, Mrs. Warner=s husband, and Willie Wilson met in front of the Chapel block. After a warm discussion of the topics of the night before, Ike and Willie engaged in a fistic encounter. The former worsted the latter considerably. The combatants were arraigned before Judge Kreamer Wednesday. Ike was fined $2 and Willie $5 and costs. Both paid.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

We see by the Kansas City papers that citizens of that city have subscribed $50,000 to build what is known as the Paola link. It is to connect with the Missouri Pacific at Paola and run to Kansas City. The assurance that the link will be built will give Southwestern Kansas a Kansas City connection over the Missouri Pacific. From Paoloa the road is already constructed to Leroy and from Leroy it is being built to Independence. From Independence, the grade [AGAIN PAPER MESSED UP...LOOKS LIKE THEY TRIED TO PASTE IN PROPER WORDS???]

Something missing, followed by: as to Cana in the southern part of Montgomery County. From there the road is projected across that county to Arkansas City. [?] Henry Foster, president of the Verdigris Valley, Independence & Western railroad, says it will surely be built.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

WANTED. A situation by a young man as bookkeeper or clerk. Best recommendations endorsed by former employers and county officials of Sangamon County, Illinois. Good business penman. Address

H. H. OLCOTT, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Items from 32.

Oats are looking fine.

Farmers will soon finish their corn planting.

Jas. Coffey has moved to his residence in the city. James purchased property near the canal and says he is gong to raise ducks for a living.

Rev. Witt preached an excellent sermon at 32 last Sabbath. He left an appointment for the fourth Sunday in this month. Everyone come and hear him.

Creswell did her work nobly concerning the bridge project. If other townships want bridges, they had better build them. The Creswell farmers are going to defeat the Independence & Southwestern road. ARemember what we tole you.@

Don=t it strike the good people of Creswell that it might be a good thing if a little work was done on the road east of the Walnut bridge?

Louis Tournier, the prohibition sufferer, is now at liberty. Louis thinks there are places more agreeable than the Agovernment commissary@ at Winfield. It is rumored that he will soon start for more of the juice of the Aforbidden fruit.@ Better not, Louis, it might cause some inconvenience, you know.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.



Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


This will make you Laugh and Grow Fat, and Drive away the Blues.

A book agent, selling the life of the great temperance lecturer, John B. Gough, went into the real estate agency of Snyder & Hutchison Thursday and struck G. W. Cunningham to make a purchase. In the talk following the canvasser expressed a desire to meet the ministers of the city and secure their names. At that moment one passed along the street and George pointed him out to the canvasser. The latter dropped his book on the table and started after the minister. While the agent was out getting acquainted with the expounder of the gospel, Cunningham picked up the ALife of Gough@ and laid it upon a shelf and put in its stead a report of the State Board of Agriculture. The binding was similar and when the canvasser came in accompanied by the minister, he grasped the copy of the State Board of Agriculture, handed it to the minister, and began his stereotyped harangue. He never stopped for about five minutes and became so earnest in crying the merits of the book that he never noticed the exchange. In the meantime the minister had glanced at the book and as the agent waxed warm in his exhortation, telling of the beautiful illustrations, etc., a broad grin illuminated the former=s face. At the end the minister handed the book to the agent with the remark, AMy friend, you are surely mistaken.@ The agent glanced at the fly-leaf and the man of mighty cheek collapsed.

Frank Hutchison is quite a ladies= man, yet when in the presence of the gentler sex is quite bashful and nervous. This was exemplified Thursday when he came down to the real estate agency of his father, accompanied by a lady friend, to get a horse and buggy to show her around the city. Frank aided the lady in the buggy, jumped in himself, and would have driven off if he had unhitched his horse from the telegraph pole. As it was, he gave the animal a slap with the lines and resumed his conversation with his lady friend. The horse only moved a couple of steps and stopped. Frank was so fascinated he did not notice it, and talked away with a vengeance, keeping his eyes on his charming companion. He noticed her blushing, but supposed it was caused by not driving rapidly enough. He grasped the whip and gave AJumbo@ a stinging blow. This frightened the horse and he lunged forward, but was again stopped by the hitching rein. Several bystanders, noticing the predicament into which Frank had gotten himself, began to smile quite Aaudibly.@ At this moment the young lady remarked that if they were going a buggy-riding he had better get out and unhitch the horse before starting. Frank carried out the suggestion.

Phil Snyder is having a rough road to travel. He has been taken for the junior editor of the REPUBLICAN so long that he is gradually fading away. Soon he will be a withered flower. Phil has to come uptown in the evening to attend to the telephone. The other day someone informed his wife that they saw him out at the theatre with another woman. When Phil went home that night, he discovered the same thing we did some time ago, that it is dangerous to the felicity of domestic life to have a man in town that Alooks like me.@

A traveling man gives us a humorous account of Dave Carder=s trip to Kansas City. He says Dave got there all right and got away, but that he had a sad experience coming home. A woman with several children was on the train. She fell asleep and the baby rolled from her arms on the car floor. Dave picked up the crying infant and was going to return it to its mother, but she refused to be awakened. Then Dave was placed in a predicament similar to that which we read of in the ABlunders of a Bashful Man.@

Wax chewing has broken out among the lady residents of Arkansas City. The REPUBLICAN is acquainted with a lady who resides in ward No. 1, who chewed wax until her throat, tongue, and gums were a solid mass of fever blisters, her teeth decayed, her mouth split from ear to ear, and her toes raised heavenward. Sad, sad is the life of the chewer of gum.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Card of Thanks.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Steele and the surviving members of the family of Mrs. C. W. Ransom desire to return their thanks to the many friends who so nobly assisted during the long illness and death of Mrs. Ransom.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The partnership between W. W. Brown and myself having been dissolved, my friends will find me at present connected with Dailey=s shoe store (corner of Central and Summit Street), where I shall continue the manufacture and repair of Boots and Shoes in the finest and best style.



Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Notice, Stockmen.

S. P. U., of West Bolton, will meet at Mercer schoolhouse, Friday evening, April 30. All are requested to attend. By order of

P. H. SOMERS, Captain.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Wanted. White shelled corn. Will pay the highest market price.



Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

A reward will be given for the return of a Black and Tan Gordon Setter; has a little white on nose and white on breast. J. LANDES.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


AD. Jewelry. New spring styles in Ladies= Cuff and Collar Buttons. Jersey Pins and Broaches. [EMBLEM SHOWING McD]

Gents= Scarf Pins, Cuff Buttons, Society Emblems, Charms, and Pins, and in every other line. E. L. McDOWELL, Corner 5th Avenue and Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The season for the cyclone has come. Wednesday afternoon, a gentleman writes from Pawnee Agency that that vicinity was visited by a destructive cyclone. It occurred about 5 o=clock and demolished the store room of D. W. Bishop, ruined his stock, unroofed the store room of Isaac Ochs, and damaged all the houses at the agency so badly that none of them can be occupied. The residents took refuge in a dug-out of Mr. Bishop=s and used it for sleeping apartments. Only one person was injured: a cowboy who was stopping at the agency hotel, and he was not hurt badly. This cyclone occurred simultaneously with that terrible one at St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, in which about 40 persons were killed and a large number injured severely. Both towns were almost entirely destroyed.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The REPUBLICAN wishes this week to speak a complimentary word for the Danks Bros. They are as good machinists as can be found in the state. We say this without any hesitancy whatever. We employed Chas. Danks Monday to set up our new Campbell printing press. He did the work in a day and a half and had it in perfect working order by Tuesday noon. We never knew a power press to be set up in less than two days by a regular pressman and generally in not less than a week. Mr. Danks never saw a press like ours until Monday, but he readily put the right pieces together.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The Courier devotes about two inches of space to telling about some man in the west end of Winfield who has erected a $75 porch. On the tail end of the item, it tacks the stereotyped phrase, AStill we boom.@ This reminds us of the editor of the Telegram when he was publishing the Dexter Eye. An enterprising citizen of that burg erected a $10 stairway at the rear of his storeroom. The Eye optician Amade a note of it,@ and also said, AStill we boom.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The Wichita Eagle says: AThe Santa Fe right of way down the Arkansas Valley to Fort Smith passed the senate on Friday--33 to 8. That line is settled and will be built this summer or next if the bill passes the house. This line gives Wichita and this whole valley a new and direct outlet to Mississippi. The road is to be known under the charter name of the Kansas and Arkansas Valley railroad and runs from Fort Smith to Arkansas City.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Dailey=s shoe store was opened to the public last Wednesday and they now have one of the most beautiful and attractive business rooms in our town. Their show windows are very tastely arranged and the ABig Dog@ in the window is the principal attraction of Summit Street. Their sample case of fine shoes are seldom equaled in our large cities.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

At a meeting of the citizens of Winfield Wednesday night over $1,000 was raised to carry the Independence & Southwestern bonds in Cedar and Spring Creek Townships. Will the citizens of these townships permit outsiders to come into their homes and by the use of their money, pollute their election and defeat the will of the people?


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


S. C. Lindsay has placed his certificate as notary public and justice of the peace on file in the pension department at Washington, D. C. He is now ready to attend to all pension papers for old soldiers.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

FOR RENT. Pasture for cattle or horses; can accommodate about 50 head this season. Price 50 cents per head per month. Inquire of A. Haverly.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


Wanted. Female help at the Monumental Hotel.

H. P. Farrar returned Tuesday from a trip to Chicago.

Isaac Ochs is confined to his bed by an attack of sickness.

S. B. Scott is building a new residence in Leonard=s addition.

Dr. Geo. Wright has rented office rooms over S. Matlack=s store.

Wm. Nix is putting up a cottage residence on lots in the 4th ward.

Mrs. Harry Wilcox, of Newton, visited friends in the city this week.

F. J. Hess is out west this week on business connected with his office.

James Hill is building a large addition to his residence in ward No. 1.

Wanted: 100 head of yearling heifers. B. F. Childs, Arkansas City, Kansas.

We are again bothered with an auction firm. This time it is cheap jewelry.

Neff & Henderson shipped four carloads of hogs this week to Kansas City.

BIRTH. Born to J. L. Armstrong and wife, Tuesday morning, a nine pound girl.

The contract for the new school building will be awarded Monday night next.

The aerie walls in front of the Sherburne-Pickle block caved in Monday night.

BIRTH. Born to H. L. Markley and wife, of the 4th ward, a girl, Wednesday night.

F. J. Hess is building a three room addition to his residence in the second ward.

MARRIED. Robt. Hanson and Sarah R. Taylor of this city were united in marriage yesterday.

S. C. Pollock went to the Chilocco schools to teach the young Lo how to shoot Thursday.

Mrs. MacPeecher left for Ness City the first of the week where she went to join her husband.

John Landes has been out west this week in the interest of the Arkansas City Roller Mills.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


B. A. Wagner, the senior of the REPUBLICAN, is taking in the western counties this week.

D. R. Cooper will soon be ready to sell you milk. He has a fine dairy farm north of town.

Twenty-one citizens of Spring Creek Township have been subpoenaed to appear in the Marshal murder trial.

Ed. Ferguson and W. B. Thomas are each erecting handsome cottages on lots in Leonard=s addition.

Services at the Baptist Church Sunday, the 18th. Morning and evening services at the usual hours.

Tim C. Gage, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, arrived in the city Thursday. Mr. Gage is a cousin of E. C. Gage.

Mrs. F. W. Farrar goes to Geuda Springs next week to try the curative powere of the celebrated Springs.

J. L. Howard is building a two-story residence, 14 x 24, with an ell 12 x 14, on two of his lots in the Gilstrap addition.

Rev. J. O. Campbell attended the Presbytery at Elmyra Tuesday and Wednesday. He came home Thursday.

Archie Dunn informs us he had permission to erect his barn in the fire limits from the mayor and four councilmen.

The boycott has broken out in Winfield. The contractors of that city have boycotted W. A. Richie & Co., architects.

Rev. J. T. Gallagher, of Jacksonville, Pennsylvania, will preach in the Baptist Church Sunday morning and evening at the usual hours.

J. L. Howard has sold his barn to Dr. Morris. The Doctor will remove it to the property where he resides in the 2nd ward.

Jerome Steele left for Lockport, New York, Thursday morning. He accompanies the mother and daughter of Mrs. C. W. Ransom home.

Caldwell has already had a delegation of citizens at Wichita to look up the chances of her getting the Chicago and Rock Island road.

Messrs. Hight and Frazier have been awarded the wood work on the new hotel by S. C. Smith. These gentlemen are first-class workmen.

DIED. Mrs. C. W. Ransom died Thursday morning at 5 o=clock. The remains have been sent to her old home, Lockport, New York, for interment.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


T. D. Ross and family left for Greeley Center Wednesday. He took with him from this vicinity Rev. Scovey and family and several others.

Geo. Cunningham sold to the Santa Fe contractors four dozen scrapers Wednesday to be used in grading on the extension through the Territory.

Ed. Burney, a stone cutter, while raising a large stone Tuesday to place upon a pair of skids, let it fall upon his right foot, mashing it quite severely.

The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will hold a social next Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. O. P. Houghton. All are cordially invited.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


Remember when you are in need of shoes that Dailey does not take a back seat for style, quality, or price. His motto is ABest goods for the least money.@

Miss Belle Everett, principal of the High School, left Monday on a visit to her home. Miss Elsie Oberchain has arrived in the city and is filling Miss Everett=s position.

MARRIED. Willie Wilson and Miss Carrie Atkinson were united in marriage Tuesday night by C. Bird, at his residence in the 4th ward. The bride and groom are colored people of the city.

A. E. Beeson, brother of J. C. Beeson of Bolton, visited him last week. Mr. Beeson is from Missouri. He was very much pleased with the country and talks strongly of locating.

R. E. Howe, of Maple City, has been appointed trustee of Spring Creek Township by the county commissioners vice E. A. Goodrich, resigned. Bob will make a most excellent trustee.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The bridge proposition was lost by about 550 majority at the election of April 6. The REPUBLICAN was in error when it stated last week that it had been carried by a small majority.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Wednesday night, twenty-one years ago, Abraham Lincoln was shot down, and Thursday (twenty-one years ago), this nation was in mourning over the probable death of a great and good man.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell has moved his office to rooms over China Hall on North Summit Street. The rooms he has secured now are more commodious and more suitable for the practice of his profession.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The Courier makes a big blow that one of their citizens was going to build a magnificent opera. Now that citizen comes out in a communication in that journal and says that he wants an opera house, but that he is not going to build it.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Leavitt Coburn has become the owner of two resident lots in ward No. 1. He is improving them by fencing, sowing blue grass seed, and setting out trees. The next thing Leavitt will do will be to construct a cage and then capture his bird.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Little Miss Ruby Snyder has been very ill this week. Dr. Graham, of Winfield, came down Thursday to assist Dr. S. B. Parsons in holding a consultation. At last reports the little patient was some better.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Louis Tournier, whom our readers will remember as being convicted of violation of the prohibitory law a short time since, was sent to jail for 90 days and then released, the sentence being finished Wednesday.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.



Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

AD. KELLOGG & CHAPEL Will Occupy this Space Next Week with a Booming Advertisement For the No. 33 Drug Store.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Wm. G. Prosser, who recently located here from St. Louis, has purchased lots on 13th Avenue in Swarts= addition and is erecting a two-story frame store building, 18 x 60 feet, to be used for a grocery. Mr. Prosser and family will reside in the second story.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Last week, Will Griffith, who now resides at Higley, Florida, but formerly here, shot and killed an alligator seven feet in length in one of the lakes near his home. This is an extraordinary feat for anyone to do, as alligators have to be shot in the eye to be killed.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

M. W. Sawyer was arrested Wednesday for putting the carcass of a dead hog too near another man=s house for comfort. Complaint was made and Mr. Sawyer was taken before Judge Kreamer as Judge Bryant was at Winfield attending court, and fined $5 and costs. He paid.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Rev. J. H. Reider, of Winfield, accompanied by Messrs. Rogers, Schooch, and Gregg, of Bluffton, Indiana, visited S. M. Dailey and family on Monday and Tuesday. They are all old neighbors of Mr. Dailey and are well acquainted with his family. Mr. Dailey is our new shoe merchant.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Last Saturday night S. H. Keown had a horse stolen. He rode the animal to town and hitched it to the rack and when he went to get it to return home, it was gone. The officers have traced it down in the Territory about 75 miles, but have not yet made the capture of the thief or horse.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

ELOCUTION. Miss Lena Gause, one of our last years= teachers, will be in our city next week to see about organizing a class in Elocution. Miss Gause has given much time to the study of Elocution and has taken a special course of instruction in the Kansas City School of Oratory. Those interested in this delightful and important art should not fail to meet her.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

William E. West and James McMichael were arrested Monday, charged with assault and battery. The assault occurred Saturday night and was made upon Jos. Gagon and Thos. Neal at a little restaurant on North Summit street. The arrested parties were taken before Judge Kreamer for trial. They were found guilty and fined $35 and $5 and costs respectively.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

A large amount of improvement is being made in all parts of town in the way of nice fences, shade trees, walks, sodding, and general landscape gardening. It is very encouraging to note this class of improvements, as it shows that our people have something in their minds higher than the piling of dollars. Arkansas City is getting to be one of the pleasantest social towns in Kansas and Kansas is noted for its pleasant towns.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

A petition has been circulated in Walton Township and signed, asking the commissoners of Sumner County to call an election for the purpose of voting $10,000 to aid in the construction of the Ft. Smith & Wellington road. The company proposes to build a first-class standard gauge road and have the cars running thereon before fifteen months after the election prayed for. Said road must run within less than one half mile of the city of Geuda Springs.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

A dispatch from Ft. Worth of Wednesday says: ANegotiations looking to the extension of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe north from here, to be connected in the Indian Territory with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe lines, have been completed. The route chosen is in an air line of about 300 miles from Arkansas City, Kansas, to Fort Worth. Work on both ends of the new line will be commenced immediately, and hurried to completion within ten months.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

A New Firm.

Messrs. Wright and Stanford, who came here from Coshocton, Ohio, last week and located, have decided to establish a large furniture store. They have rented Mrs. Wm. Benedict=s storeroom and will open up for business May 1. Mr. Wright and family are stopping at the Monumental Hotel and Mr. Stanford at the residence of Wm. Curtis.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The evidence in the Mowry trial at Winfield was all in Wednesday morning. Judge Torrance adjourned court until Thursday morning, when the attorneys began their argument.

Judge Torrance read his instructions to the jury and County Attorney Swarts opened the argument with a keen-cut speech of a couple of hours. It surprised those unfamiliar with his ability. Senator Jennings followed for the defense and occupied most of the afternoon in a speech, seeking to establish epileptic mania in his client at the time of the shooting. Henry E. Asp came next, for the prosecution, followed by W. E. Stanely [? DO THEY MEAN STANLEY?] for the defense.

LATER. Just as we were going to press, the word reached us that the jury rendered their verdict after being out about five hours--a verdict of Aguilty of murder in the first degree.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

C. R. Sipes has just added to his already large and well assorted stock of hardware, a complete line of wagon wood, iron and steel, blacksmith=s and wagon maker=s supplies, and in fact everything you may want in the hardware line, making his stock second to none in the county. Call and examine and get prices.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Aaron Harnly has purchased three lots out of the 13 lots purchased by J. L. Howard in the Gilstrap addition. The consideration was $300. Mr. Harnly will in the next 60 days erect a handsome two story residence, 30 x 24 feet, on his lots.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gilstrap and family leave for Florida next Monday. If everything suits them, they will locate in that land of flowers.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Dr. Mitchell will sell his span of ponies. Inquire of him.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

East Bolton Items.

Sore eyes will be getting better since the new press has arrived at the REPUBLICAN office.

East Bolton is putting in her best licks planting corn. A larger acreage will be planted this season than any previous year since the settling of the country.

Silas Kennedy has applied for a road on the township line between Silverdale and Bolton Townships.

A writing class has been organized at the pole-cat schoolhouse with B. Pennybaker as instructor.

The schools at Stony Hill and Springside will close for the year Saturday, May 1.

John Scott, Bolton=s efficient trustee, is looking after the people=s personal property. John is serving all alike.

Now that the bridge act has been defeated, let us go to work and do the next best thing: that is to keep the bridge in order.

James Penton will have plenty of coal when he gets that mine opened. We wish Jim success in his enterprise.

Dirt is flying on the extension of the Santa Fe south of the state line, and also in West Bolton on the Southwestern.

Lafayette Bowen is preparing to start for Arizona with his cattle in a couple of weeks.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

A Card to Farmers.

Reports are in circulation to the effect that I was refused credit for a wagon by Geo. E. Hasie & Co., because I was a farmer. I wish in this to correct the injustice that is done these gentlemen by such an erroneous statement. The facts are as follows: I offered to buy a wagon from them, giving my note for six months, but being a stranger to them, they asked me to come back in half an hour. In the meantime I purchased elsewhere. Mr. Hasie saw me soon after on the street and said I could have the wagon on terms I proposed, and on my replying that I had bought, he said very pleasantly, AAll right.@ I bear no ill-will toward these gentlemen or their business, as doing what they did, they only acted as good businessmen should do, as I was a stranger to them.


ARKANSAS CITY, April 13, 1886.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


I have added a complete line of bar-iron, tool and plow steel, wagon wood work, wagon and carriage hardware to my business and invite those in need of goods of that character to call and get prices. My stock of general hardware, stoves, and tinware, etc., is second to none in the county.

Respectfully, C. R. SIPES.


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


The report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture estimates that at least 40 percent of the wheat sown in Kansas last fall has been killed. The loss in the central part of the State, where the greater part of the wheat is grown, is very heavy, ranging in the different counties from 30 to 80 percent; in the eastern counties from 20 to 30 percent, and in the west from 5 to 10 percent.

In consequence of the riotous proceedings at Parsons, the Governor called out the First regiment Kansas National Guards, consisting of eight companies. The troops were taken by special train to the scene of disturbance. When the order to march was received, one company was in the midst of the gaities of the ball-room, and to the musical strains of AThe Girl I Left Behind Me,@ turned from the giddy mazes of the dance to the stern realities of the tented field.

The State Sanitary Commission, at the request of the State officers of Tennessee and Kentucky, passed a resolution recommending to the Governor that the existing quarantine regulations against cattle from the above named States be removed.

At the municipal election in Emporia, the Knights of Labor elected two of the four Councilmen.

The warden of the penitentiary in his March report gives the number of prisoners on April 1 to be 813. There were received ruing March, 15; discharged, 21. Two of the latter were pardoned. The earnings for the month amounted to $11,500.28. Total expenses, $40,740.89.

The following fourth-class Kansas postmasters were appointed on the 7th: Mrs. Retta Rodicker, Bigelow, Marshall County; Robert Guth, Newbury, Wabaunsee County; James Bolten, Pine Grove, Butler County; Joseph L. Higbee, Torrance, Cowley County.

Two companies of militia were ordered to remain at Parsons to preserve order until all danger of trouble was over. The mayor of the city authorized a telegram to be sent to Vice-President Hoxie that the city will make good any damage done there to railroad property by mob violence.

J. J. FREY has been appointed superintendent of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway, north of Texas, with headquarters at Parsons.

On the morning of the 7th the mammouth whistle of the Misssouri Pacific machine shops at Parsons was heard for the first time for a whole month. It was just one month that day at ten o=clock since the shops were shut down by the strikers. There were seventy-four men at work in the several departments, mostly old employees who went out on the call, but who returned to work.

The mayor of Atchison recently telegraphed Vice-President Hoxie, of the Missouri Pacific railroad, that Athe city of Atchison will pay all damages to the company=s property in the corporate limits as the result of the lawlessness growing out of the late strike, as may be agreed upon by a competent board of appraisers.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Grouse Creek Items.

DIED. Sickness has taken the top round of the ladder in our vicinity and we are called upon to chronicle the death of Joseph Probasco, the Widow Probasco=s son, aged 14 years.

Farming is in progress now: everybody busy. Gardens are looking rather blue.

Six weeks more and J. W. McConnell=s school will be out. Then AMc@ says he=ll go and see Hattie. Whether AHattie@ means Asister@ or Asweetheart,@ it is hard to tell, but we think by the smile that plays around the corners of his mustache, that it is the latter. Mrs. Coburn says, judging from the way he plants potatoes mornings and evenings, there must be something behind the scenes.

Cal. Smith has 30 acres of wheat that looks beautiful. Cal says: AWho would not get married and have bread of his own?@ You are right, Cal.

Charlie Shaw is farming his own place this year. Charlie is one of those go-ahead fellows who will take all of the black jack grubs out of the way.

Does Winfield think she can shake her fist under Arkansas City=s nose and not have the insult returned? If so, she is badly mistaken, as she was about the railroad.



Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.


APRIL 13, 1886.

Last night we had a splendid rain. It came in the season and crops look much refreshed.

Lots of corn planted on the Creek. Farmers are busy early and late with their corn. It should be the chief aim of all farmers planting corn to use much caution in the selection of seed, for a re-plant is equivalent to a poor crop. This has always proved too true to those who know it by an experimental knowledge. Well selected seed will grow if kept high and dry, even if it is eight and ten years of age. To this I can testify by an experimental knowledge. Some farmers get in a hurry about corn planting. Corn should not be planted until the ground is warm enough to grow it.

Much sickness still prevails on the Creek. Two deaths have occurred since our last writing.

DIED. Grace Warren, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Drury Warren; she was a sufferer for a long time before her death. She has gone to the land of rest, Awhere the wicked cease their troubling and the weary are at rest.@

DIED. Joe Probasco, son of the Widow Probasco, died one week ago last Sunday evening, of typhoid fever.

C. Lish is still pretty sick. His recovery is slow.

Father Phillips= health is indeed poor. Sunday he stood up in the pulpit and expounded the scriptures to quite a large audience. The ordinance of baptism was to be attended to after services. On account of Father Phillips= poor health, it was postponed. The last accounts are that the old Soldier of the Cross was bedfast and in a critical condition. We hope for his speedy recovery.

AMac@ says there must be some mistake about the article that appeared in the Democrat a short time ago about his going to see his sweetheart. He says that he has no such property that he knows of.

Cattle are going rapidly for the pastures.

Mrs. Drury Warren is reported on the sick list.

Mr. Bone and D. J. Coburn are increasing the size of their orchards with trees from Robert Therk=s nursery near Winfield. They seem to be well pleased with their trees. They are tired of the big prices of foreign nurseries. [Therk??? Could this be Thirsk?]

John Badley and family are making calculations on moving west soon, where J. B. has a claim. We are sorry to lose such a good man from our community.

The Sunday School is progressing rapidly. All it lacks in making a good and successful Sunday School is a will and determination.



Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

Bitter Creek.

Farmers are busy planting corn.

The rain Monday night gives the wheat a flourishing appearance. It is thought the acreage will be as good as last year.

Mrs. Crocker is very low with a complication of diseases.

George Harlan is suffering from an attack of rheumatism.

Mary Hill, of Cowley County, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Helton, Saturday and Sunday.

Addie Ellis was stopping in Guelph Monday.

Rev. Brink, of Geuda, has been sent to preach for another year. Preaching in the Johnson schoolhouse at 11 a.m., and at the Star at 3 o=clock in the afternoon.

Johnson Brothers have purchased a traction engine for running their corn sheller and grist mill.

A base ball club was organized at Guelph, last Saturday, under the name of the Second Nine.

It is the report that Henry Bond came near losing a horse by theft Sunday night. The barking of the dog awakened him and on going out, he saw Mr. Thief taking his horse.

I. Sands, J. H. Caslie, and F. Coggins made a visit to Arkansas City Wednesday and report everything booming.

BIRTHS. Oren Johnson got April fooled. He says it is a girl instead of a boy. Frank Wintworth ditto.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Ho! For Galveston.

The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad company by its proper officers completed the purchase of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railroad of Texas Wednesday. As at present built and operated, this road runs from Galveston to Fort Worth, from Somerville, to Conross, from Cleburne to Dallas, from Temple to Coleman, and from Alvin to Houston with several other less important lines making in all a mileage now built of about 800 miles. The projected lines are, among others, from Fort Worth through the Indian Territory to Arkansas City and St. Louis, Texas, to Paris, Texas, on St. Louis & San Francisco railway. The new lines will about equal the thousand already built so that the total mileage of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe as added to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe will be little less than 2,000 miles. The road through the Territory is to be pushed vigorously from both ends so that in a comparatively insignificent space of time the shortest and quickest route for freight or passengers from Atchison, Kansas City, or Topeka to tide water will be via Arkansas City to Galveston, the most beautiful city on the Gulf of Mexico.

The Topeka Capital says: AThe steamership connection at Galveston of course gives Kansas a short-cut to the markets of the world with all her grain and cattle. Shipments to Europe via New York will no longer be the only possible outlet. Almost as straight as the line drops from the very funnel of the Kansas grain hopper at Arkansas City, the G. C. & C. Road goes to the Galveston docks. Here the steamship connections are made with transatlantic vessels as well as with vessels engaged in the domestic and South and Central American trade. Galveston itself is a growing city, with which it is highly desirable to be on intimate commercial relations.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

New School House.

The contract for the new school building was let Monday evening by the school board to the following parties.

J. E. Beck & Co., agrees to do the excavating and lay the basement walls ready to receive the brick for $595.70.

Geo. Haysel was awarded the contract for cutting the stone for the building. His bid was $413.

Baer & Endicott was awarded the contract for the brick work; their bid was $2,108.

H. H. Hyatt bid $1,100 for the wood work and received the contract.

Ferguson & Thomas received the contract for the painting. Their bid was $340.

G. B. Shaw & Co.=s bid on lumber was the lowest, and the contract was let to them. They put in a bid of $2,125.

Howard Bros., agreed to furnish the hardware for $90, and the nails at the rate of $3.50 per keg.

G. W. Miller received the contract for the tin-work. Their bid was $28.42.

The site selected to erect the building is in the 2nd ward, near the residence of Edward Grady.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The A. T. & S. F. are grading in the Territory for their extension from this city to Ft. Worth. There are three camps of graders, numbering about 200 workmen. One camp is located about halfway between the State Line and Chilocco Creek; the other two on Chilocco. The grade commences at the State Line at about two miles east of the Ponca road, goes southwest to the Chilocco, and crosses that stream near where the soldiers were camped last summer on the Ponca road. One gang of graders are coming toward the State line. Another is grading between gang No. 1, and the Chilocco, and the third is working south from Chilocco. The right-of-way has not been secured through Bolton Township yet, but we are informed that the company will have a man here soon.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Saturday night at Rosenberg=s restaurant, Ahigh revelry@ held forth. Sargeant Colom became intoxicated and with two ot hers of Uncle Sam=s boys, visited Rosenberg=s. A dispute arose between the Sargeant and the proprietor of the restaurant and the former assaulted the latter. The Sergeant was arrested on the charge of assault. He was taken before the police judge, who willed that $5 and costs would heal the injuries done to the city ordinance. The total amount was $13.50. The Sargeant paid, and left next morning for Ft. Riley with his company.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

AD. LOOK OUT! New Stock of Furniture to be opened out MAY TENTH, in Central Block, Summit Street.

The undersigned will open an entire new stock of Furniture & Undertaking. Will attend funerals with hearse. Will have the Latest Designs. COME AND SEE US MAY 10TH.

Wright & Stanford.

Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

James Casey was arrested in Winfield Thursday for the beating of John Ryan in this city on Saturday night and reported elsewhere in our columns. Casey was brought down from Winfield and appeared before Judge Kreamer yesterday morning. Casey claims that he hammered Ryan in self-defense; that Ryan struck him first, and denies the charge of taking the money. After Casey beat Ryan so badly, he skipped for Winfield. There he got on another drunk and during his debauch, gave it away to parties about his mauling Ryan. Judge Kreamer found the prisoner guilty of assaulting Ryan and fined him $2.50 and costs. The evidence was to the effect that Casey, Ryan, and three others got on a drunk. Ryan said he could lick Casey and struck him. The latter knocked him down and stamped him. Who put Ryan in the outhouse the testimony failed to reveal. The prisoner was committed until fine was paid.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

About 9 months ago, the four-year-old son of J. E. Scott, residing just across Grouse Creek, fell from a wagon upon which he was riding and dislocated his hip. No medical aid was summoned and the dislocated member was allowed to go along as it was until Wednesday. Dr. C. R. Fowler assisted by Dr. Emmerson, of Winfield, went out to Mr. Scott=s residence and re-set it. The Doctors administered chloroform and performed the operation, which was exceedingly difficult and dangerous. The injury having been received so long ago made the pains excruciating. At last reports the little patient was improving as rapidly as could be expected.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

While this railroad war over east is engaging everybody=s attention, Rogers & Huston are attracting thousands of customers to their store by selling the best of goods at live and let live prices.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Stoves Stored!

If you want your heating stoves taken down and stored for the summer and put up in the fall, I can accommodate you.



Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Any quantity of large German Millet to be had at Kroenert & Austin=s. Price $1 per bushel.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

To Compensate Settlers.

The bill introduced by Senator Dolph appropriating $5,000,000 to compensate citizens for losses suffered by Indian depredations, is grounded upon the assumption, which is, of course, undisputed, that the Indians are the wards of the government, under the control of the government, and that it is the government=s business to see that the Indians behave themselves. The settler whose house has been burned, whose horses have been stolen, or whose cattle have been killed by a savage band, cannot sue the Indian or collect damages in any way. He can shoot him if opportunity offers, and derive a certain amount of satisfaction from this summary method of punishment, but in gratifying his revenge, he does not rebuild his house, nor replace his cattle or horses.

Mr. Dolph thinks that while the government has assiduously protected the rights of the Indians, has guarded against the occupation of their reservations with every possible care, it has occasionally lost sight of the fact that the white settlers, who had obtained lawful possession of their land and were building up their homes, were also entitled to the protec-tion of the government, were also in a sense, the government=s wards. It=s the business of the government to furnish protection to the pioneers, doubly so when to furnish protection meant to restrain from violent acts the Indians whose rights the white settlers were strictly enjoined to respect.

The depredations referred to by Senator Dolph covered the period from 1855 to 1878, and the sufferers were men, who by their courage, their energy, and perseverance, had carried civilization into the far West and had converted a wilderness into a land of productive farms.

To raise the $5,000,000 which he asks, Mr. Dolph suggests that certain Indian lands be sold. The number of Indians has diminished greatly during the past ten years, and there are now less than 250,000, while the number of acres in the Indian reservation is 147,000,000. He estimates that if a sufficient amount of the Indian lands were sold to realize $5,000,000, there would still be left over 600 acres to every Indian.

While some objection may be found to this plan of raising the money, it is probable that the proposition to reimburse pioneers for the wrongs which they suffered, will meet with a favorable reception.

Kansas City Journal. [Boomer-related story.]


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

A New Town.

The latest thing in the new town line is Cale, a town just laid out on the Indian Territory line in Cowley County at the terminus of the Frisco railroad. It takes its euphonious name after Mr. Cale, the general freight agent of the Frisco.

The plat was filed on Wednesday and the next day forty lots were sold and fourteen large business buildings contracted for. It seems destined to be a second Kiowa. It is also claimed that the Santa Fe extension from Arkansas City through the Territory to Gainesville, Texas, on which grading commenced this week, is laid through this town. With competing lines of road to start, it must certainly be a very lusty infant. Wichita Eagle.

Wrong, you are, Mr. Eagle. Cale will never be another Kiowa. At present there are two tents and a depot on the townsite; that is all. The Santa Fe extension does not go within three miles of the townsite of Cale. Please correct, Eagle. Your credulity has been imposed upon.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

How Payne Bought a Senatorship.

The legislative committee appointed to investigate charges of bribery in the election of H. B. Payne, in January, 2884, have reported. The majority report, signed by three Republi-cans, is lengthy and accompanied by eight hundred pages of evidence, the important points of which are cited to show that, while none of the present assembly have been conclusively impeached, the case has been made as to corrupt methods, and the testimony in full justifies that it be certified at once to the United States senate for action by that body, in considering Payne=s right to the seat. Most of the witnesses testifying as to the use of money were Democrats, some being ex-members of the legislature who were at the time offered various sums, notably Representative Kable, who testified that Senator Ranney offered him $5,000 to vote for Payne, saying that was what he (Ranney) got. Evidence is cited to show two banks wherein Ranney deposited $2,500 each, and also to show large investments at the time by State Senator Elmer White, Representatives Mooney, Reich, and others. The majority report is somewhat sensational and has caused a great stir, especially the evidence of L. A. Russell, who tells of picking up a $20 bill on the floor of D. R. Paige=s room, Paige being Payne=s manager, and of J. J. Hall, who told of entering John Huntington=s room unceremoniously and finding stacks of bills, more money piled up than he ever saw in the bank of which he is a director. The committee sets forth that Huntington, who is one of the directors of the Standard Oil Company, who is regarded as the purchaser of the Payne crowd, and as soon as this committee was appointed, he fled to Cuba and has not been available.

The minority report, signed by two Democratic members, is devoted to arguments to impeach the most damaging witnesses, and, while admitting there have been many newspaper rumors and much testimony of a general nature as to corruption and bribery, that there is no direct evidence, and that the connecting link is cut in every case, so that they hold such evidence should not be certified to the United States senate to blacken the character of any man. Pending the discussion to print the report and substitute the minority for the majority report, a recess was taken till tomorrow morning (the 16th) and the matter will probably be up in the house for the rest of the week.



Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Prepare to Fight Another Day.

[From the Chicago Herald.]

So far as reaching Jay Gould is concerned, the strike in the Southwest has been a failure. The stikers have not carried their point. A great many of them have returned to work. Others have sought and obtained employment elsewhere. The proclamation writers are out, and will stay out. It would be the part of wisdom, therefore, for all of the men who wish to work to accept the situation, cease attempts to interfere with the transaction of business and set about restoring the organization which their recent acts have done so much to weaken.

The wise man does not persist in a mistaken course. The wise strikers of the Southwest will not much longer adhere to a case which seems doomed to failure. Jay Gould they still have with them, but he and his ilk do not menace them any more than do all American citizens. The Goulds are superior to all ordinary strikes. They are not superior to a united and determined people. They may not be reached outside of the law, for the same law which protects them also protects labor, but they can be reached by new laws, to disobey which will place them in the category of criminals.

To correct the system under which the Goulds grow should now be the ambition, not only of the men who work for them, but of all the citizens of the republic. It will take time and patience to curb these modern Titans to bring them under control of American sovereignty and to lessen their power of evil, but it can be done. In the meantime, bitter as the sense or defeat may be to the strikers, they have nothing to gain and everything to lose by blindly continuing a fight that is already lost.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The Verdict.

The verdict on the Henry Mowry case last evening was arrived at by the jury with singular unanimity. They first voted on the question, ADid the defendant kill Smith?@ Twelve votes answered AYes.@ They next voted on the question, AWas the defendant insane?@ Twelve votes answered, ANo.@ The final vote was on the question, AWhat is the defendant=s crime under the law and the evidence?@ Twelve votes answered, AMurder in the first degree.@ Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The following is taken from a Memphis paper of a recent date.

AMr. Allen Kerby, an intelligent gentleman from Wellington, Kansas, is in the interest of a projected railroad, intended eventually to connect Memphis and Denver. Three hundred miles of this road will run through the extreme southern tier of counties in Kansas; some sixty-five miles through the southwestern corner of Missouri, and about 290 miles through Arkansas. Then there is a northwestern branch of some 180 miles projected from Arkansas City, Kansas. The people of Southern Kansas are extremely anxious to have the road built and will do all they can for it. A subsidy of $4,000 a mile is already available in Kansas. But it is important that the work should begin at this end of the line so that the road can carry out its own construction material and not be at the mercy of rival lines. Hence, Mr. Kirby [? First time it was Kerby?] and his associates desire encouragement from Memphis. He is backed by and represents such as J. B. Montgomery, vice-president of the First National Bank of Oswego; C. L. Berry, cashier of the State National Bank, and E. P. Miller, president of the security loan company at Cherryvale; J. L. Huey, cashier of the Arkansas City bank; F. J. Hess, a responsible real estate agent of Arkansas City; S. B. Fleming, a prominent citizen of the same place; George M. Miller, cashier of the First National Bank of Wellington; James Scandrett, leading dry goods merchant, and A. Grag, hardware merchant of the same place, as well as many others who are ready to aid the enterprise. The importance of this road to Memphis can hardly be overestimated. It would be worth to this city far more eventually than some of the big roads that already come here. The reason is that these roads are not particularly in the interest of Memphis, whilst the projected line would be obliged to make Memphis its objective point. It would have connections and relations entirely different from any of its competitors, most of which are run in the interest of eastern capital. This is an important question for our merchants to consider and the exchanges will give Mr. Kerby a further opportunity to present at a full meeting the merits and claims of the great enterprise and the people he represents.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

There seems to be a very general conviction settling down in the public mind that the strike on the Gould system of railways was more in the interest of stock gambling than labor and the remarkable change to the tone of Master Workman Powderly between his first and his second publication indicates an influence beyond that of the order itself.

Jay Gould is no saint, and he has had a hand in bearing as well as building stocks, and has a long account of revenges charged up against him in Wall Street. About these throat-cutting contests the public care little, and concern themselves less, so long as the general current of traffic is unaffected. But when it comes to oppressive rates by the railroad or suspension of train service by strikes, it is a horse of another color entirely. That the present strike may be engineered from Wall Street is not only possible, but the ear-marks are decidedly that way. Kansas City Journal.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.


Anthony comes forward with a lynching. Monday a.m., at 2 o=clock, there were three Weaver boys, aged about 18, 20, and 22 years, who have been confined for some time for cowardly shooting and murdering in cold blood in the town of Danville, Harper County, of one Dell Shearer, the latter dying from the effects of the wounds received some two months ago, last Friday night. The mob is supposed to have come from Danville and they, fearing the Weavers would get off, took the law into their own hands. They were half hung and then shot in the new $20,000 brick schoolhouse, which is only partly completed. The mob numbered forty-one by count of one of the guards. One double barreled muzzle loading shotgun and a hat were left by the crowd.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Sunday morning Ed. W. Vaughn, upon going into an out house at the rear of Mowry & Sollitt=s drug store, discovered a man who had been beaten on the head and lying upon the floor in an unconscious condition. He notified the marshal and the two carried the man to Dr. Brown=s Drug Store, where the wounds were dressed. By noon the man had partly regained consciousness and he imparted the information that he had got on a drunk, induced to go into the alley when he was found and then he was beaten over the head and robbed. His name was John Ryan and he is a railroader. As to who perpetrated the deed, he can tell nothing. At last reports Ryan was recovering slowly from his injuries.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

One day this week the REPUBLICAN received a communication from someone in the city making several very severe charges against the city marshal, drug stores, etc. The writer, whoever he was, did not sign his name to the communication, probably because he lacked the nerve to back his assertions. The REPUBLICAN will publish no communication of the above nature without we know the writer to be responsible. This journal will not waste its space upon such cowards. When any charge is made in our columns, we must know that it can be substantiated before we publish it.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

On Wednesday morning court convened at 8:30, and the case of the state vs. Alfred B. Elliott, for the murder of Dr. Chastain at Dexter a short time since was called. The trial is still going on. County Attorney Swarts and Lovel Webb appear for the State. James McDermott, J. Wade McDonald, W. P. Hackney, and H. E. Asp appear for the defense. Rev. Chastain, the father of the murdered man, is at Winfield attending the trial. Three murder trials at a single term of court is pretty good for our county.



Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

John Cue, of this city, Frank Leonard, and Jas. McCain, all of whom own farms about six miles north of Arkansas City in Pleasant Valley Township, were visited by a prairie fire last Saturday night. Mr. Cue lost 15 tons of hay and his fences were badly burned. Mr. Leonard lost 10 or 12 tons of hay, and Mr. McCain=s fences were damaged to the extent of about $25. It is not known how the fire originated. It swept all the prairie land on the farms of the gentlemen mentioned above.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

P. Pearson has just added to his large stock of furniture a new and valuable household article. As the warm season approaches, Mr. Pearson desires all housekeepers to know of the valuable invention he has in store for them. It is a refrigerator. It is different from any we have seen, and must be seen to be appreciated. Mr. Pearson warrants these refrigerators to become 5 degrees colder than any other made.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity will find at my store a fine selection of Millinery goods for spring and summer wear. My stock is new, fresh, and attractive, and kept so by frequent additions from the New York market. Plumes and tips cleaned and dyed, custom work a specialty, and satisfaction guaranteed.



Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Bailey=s shoe store was opened to the public last week and they now have one of the most beautiful and attractive business rooms in our town. Their show windows are very tastily arranged and the ABig Dog@ in the windows is the principal attraction of Summit Street. Their sample case of fine shoes are seldom equaled in our large cities.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Dr. Cooper, of Otto, and Bob Howe of Maple City, were in the city Wednesday. They called at the REPUBLICAN office and had a most sociable chat with ye editor. These worthy citizens informs us that Cedar and Spring Creek Townships are sure to vote for the State Line Road. They take no stock in the Independence & Southwestern road.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

On Monday, May 3, the voters of Spring Creek and Cedar Townships will have a chance to secure a railroad, provided they carry the bonds for the State Line road. This road will be built; all the preliminary arrangements have been made, and the capital is secured to build it, provided the bonds are voted.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Voters of Spring Creek and Cedar Townships, don=t forget to come out and vote against the propositions of the Independence & Southwestern on next Saturday.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Rogers & Huston, at the City Bakery, sell goods as cheaply as any merchants in Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.



Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Notice to Contractors.

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of W. A. Ritchie & Co., architects, at Winfield, Kansas, until Monday, April 26, at 6 o=clock p.m., for the erection of a frame two-story hotel at the town of Cale, according to the plans and specifications on file at said office, and also at their office at Arkansas City. Bids must be accompanied by a bond in a sum equal to one-fifth of the bid, conditioned to the faithful performance of contract.

The right is reserved to accept any or all bids.

W. A. RITCHIE & CO., Architects.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Being overstocked on California canned goods, in order to close them out, we offer the consumer goods at following prices, bringing them within reach of our humblest citizen all put up in syrup. Cans two and one-half pounds each.

J. Lusks famous brand Apricots, 20 cents.

Egg Plums, 20 cents.

Green Gage Plums, 20 cents.

Peaches, 25 cents.

Bartlett Pears, 25 cents.

Raspberries, 25 cents.

Quinces, 23 cents.

Currants, 25 cents.

Black Cherries, 25 cents.

Grapes, 20 cents.

In buying please refer to this advertisement.



Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.


AD. THE HULL GASOLINE STOVE Has stood the test of wear for years, not getting out of repair. The workmanship is the best that can be made, and so simple in construction a child can take it apart. Every stove is guaranteed. I have sold them for six years and used one four years in my family with perfect satisfaction. If you want a first class Gasoline Stove, buy the Hull. For sale by



Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.


Tomorrow is Easter Sunday.

Mrs. Wm. Benedict is sick this week.

Jos. Wilson has an attack of malarial fever.

Edward Grady carries his left foot in a Asling.@

George Kroenert returned to Wichita Wednesday.

Frank L. Thompson has located at San Diego, California.

Mrs. Archie Dunn has been indisposed this week.

BIRTH. Born to F. B. Scott and wife, Tuesday night, a boy.

P. Peters, roadmaster of the Santa Fe, was in the city Thursday.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.


H. M. Day is building a handsome residence on lots in ward No. 4.

Al. Heitkam has been visiting in Wellington this week on business.

Wm. Beeson, of Bolton, is convalescing from an attack of pneumonia.

Dr. G. H. J. Hart, we are told, has located at Glenn Allen, Morris County.

Ed. P. Greer, of the Courier, was in the city Wednesday in the interest of Cale.

A. V. Alexander went up to Atchison Monday to attend to business matters.

Mrs. W. H. Jenkins and baby left Tuesday on the Santa Fe for a visit to Chicago.

Prof. J. C. Weir has been appointed one of the board of county school examiners.

Mrs. W. G. Miller is having an addition built to her home property in the 4th ward.

Thos. Robertson has almost completed a very large addition to his neat residence.

FOR SALE. A good double barrelled breech-loading shot gun. Inquire at this office.

Next Friday evening in Highland Opera House the Coterie will give a May dance.

Rev. Fleming will preach an Easter Sermon tomorrow in the First Presbyterian Church.

Peter Pearson received a carload of furniture Thursday. Another is expected in Monday.

Mrs. J. D. Hill left over the Frisco yesterday morning for her former home in Missouri.

Geo. Vaughn is building a neat and commodious cottage residence on his lots in the 4th ward.

Allen Ayers, since disposing of his property, will remove to Southern California next week. [Same old story: Ayers or Ayres???]

T. C. Burd left Tuesday morning with his herd of 300 cattle for his range in Chautauqua County.

Rev. D. D. Croper, State Missionary, will preach at the Baptist Church Sunday morning and evening.

Four prostitutes paid into the city treasury their monthly installment of $10 and costs each, Tuesday.

Aaron Gordon, a farmer residing on the state line in Bolton, is down with the consumption of the bowels.

Mrs. S. F. Steinberger came home from her visit in Indiana Thursday and Sam is consequently happy.

O. F. Godfrey was in the city from Saturday until Tuesday. He returned to Chicago accompanied by his wife.

R. T. Bean, who has been visiting in this city, has purchased property in Wichita and will probably locate there.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.


The Cale Town Company have drawn up the plans and specifications for a $3,000 Hotel at Cale on the State Line.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

At the M. E. Church an Easter entertainment will be given tomorrow evening. Everybody invited to come out.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Jake Dunkle has been appointed street commissioner, and is now hard at work improving and cleaning the streets.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Wm. Saunders, J. RR. Elmore, and Standley Knowles, of the first ward, are each building additions to their residence.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Mrs. L. H. Shellenberger, wife of Mr. Shellenberger, of the firm of Brubaker & Shellenberger, has been quite sick this week.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

A. D. Prescott went up to Marion and Florence Monday on business connected with the Johnson Loan & Trust Company.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Rev. Dawson, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, is having erected in the 4th ward a cottage for his own habitation.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The Arkansas City Land Agency has moved its office to the store room of W. P. White from over Miller=s hardware store.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Franklin Potter sold his home and lot in Beaumont through the agency of Lowe, Hoffman & Barron. Consideration $400.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Rev. W. W. Harris went to Harper today to address the citizens of that city on the subject of temperance tomorrow evening.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

G. W. Childers, who removed to Sedan and went into the drug business, has traded his stock for a farm in the vicinity of Dexter.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Calvin Dean and family have rented a residence in the first ward in which they will reside until their new residence is completed.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

J. L. Howard sold the Hank Endicott cottage on North Summit Street Tuesday to Mary E. Cavin. The consideration was $350.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin and little daughter took the Santa Fe Wedneday to go out to Cimaron, where they will make a short visit.

[Cimaron??? That is what they had!]


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

John T. John sold his property in Swarts= addition to Allen Frigate. Consideration $270. Lowe, Hoffman & Barron made the sale.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

G. F. Rozell, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was in the city the first of the week. Mr. Rozell is engaged in the milling interests at Little Rock.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Defever and daughter, Miss Mattie, of Fredonia, are visiting at the residence of the junior editor of the REPUBLICAN.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

G. F. Rozell, of Little Rock, Arkansas, purchased a car-load of flour from the Arkansas City Roller Mills Co., Wednesday, and had it shipped to him.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Misses Emily Grosscup, Minnie Stewart, Abbie Hamilton, and Miss Young, accompanied by escorts, visited in the quiet town of Winfield Sunday.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

W. P. LaShure, of Springfield, Massachusetts, is visiting in the city. He is a guest at the residence of Rev. J. O. Campbell. He is a cousin of that gentleman.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

N. Thompson purchased through the agency of Lowe, Hoffman & Barron the Fred Farrar property in the first ward. He paid $3,200 therefor.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Monday afternoon and evening the Arkansas City Lodge of

I. O. O. F., will celebrate their 67th anniversary in America at Highland Opera House.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

N. T. Snyder is down with an attack of diptheria. He was taken the latter part of last week. The two children, Ruby and Pearl, are somewhat better.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

N. Thompson sold to A. G. Lowe a section of land of which he is owner in Ford County this week. The consideration was $6,400.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

F. J. Jocelyn, secretary of the lumber firm of G. B. Shaw & Co., arrived in the city Thursday to attend business matters connected with his company.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Henry Gilstrap and wife purchased round-trip tickets over the Frisco to Jacksonville, Florida, Monday and departed for that place on a prospecting tour.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Master Roy Williams, son of Howard Williams, who resides on the Brown farm in Bolton Township, has an attack of measles. He is getting along nicely.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Two company of cavalry arrived in the city Sunday to relieve the two already here under command of Capt. Hamilton. The latter left for Ft. Riley Tuesday. [Boomer-related?]


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

N. Thompson, who recently located here from Harper County, purchased 80 acres of land in Sumner County from A. G. Lowe. The consideration was $2,500.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

G. W. Miller, who had the contract for putting up the galvanized iron front and the tin roofs on the Union Block, has about completed the work, and it looks daisy.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Mrs. Josephine Wells and Mrs. S. C. Scholly left for Higley, Florida, last Tuesday. Their husbands preceded them some two weeks ago. Higley will be their future home. [Scholly?? Is it Schooly?]


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

David Foly was arrested the first of the week for being drunk and disorderly. He repented of his folly by leaving with Police Judge Bryant $1 for a fine and $2 for costs.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The counsel for the defense in the case of State vs. Henry Mowry have made a motion for a new trial. Judge Torrance will hear the question argued during this term of court.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

DIED. Chas. Lish, who resides out on Grouse Creek, died Tuesday from hemorrhage of the lungs. Mr. Lish was a well-to-do farmer of that vicinity. He leaves a wife and four children.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Jos. Brodzeller purchased a dwelling lot on South Summit Street from E. B. Meigs. The consideration was $500. The sale was made through the real estate agency of Meigs & Nelson.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Grading of the Geuda Springs & Caldwell road goes steadily on. About 100 teams are throwing dirt between this city and Geuda Springs. Most all the right-of-way has been secured.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

M. C. Beymer has opened his hardware establishment in the Newman building on South Summit Street. Mr. Beymer has opened up a neat hardware stock. Call and get acquainted with him.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

L. J. Stipple, proprietor of the Deming House, Little Rock, Arkansas, was in the city the first of the week. He was much pleased with our city, and will offer a proposition for the lease of our new hotel.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The Ladies of the Presbyterian Aid Society gave a sociable at the residence of O. P. Houghton Wednesday evening. A large number were in attendance and enjoyed the festivities of the evening hugely.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Jas. Hill has removed the old K. C. & S. W. Depot building on 13th Avenue to lots in the 4th ward and turned it into a residence. Jacob Hight built an addition to it and made it into a handsome four-room cottage.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

In our rambles over the city we see the ordinance relating to the lariating of cows, horses, etc., so they can cross the streets, quite frequently violated. It is a finable offense to lariat stock so they can graze across the street.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Wm. Wright and J. W. Stanford, our new furniture firm, left via of the Frisco Thursday morning for St. Louis and the east. They went to make the purchase of their stock, which will be here about May 1.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

On last Wednesday evening the many friends of Miss Nettie Mundwiller, assembled at her pleasant home to celebrate her fifteenth anniversary. Many handsome presents were given in behalf of their love for her.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Sunday there came in over the Frisco, from Galloway, Missouri, 10 car-loads of two and three year old stock of the Galloway breed. They were consigned to J. Galloway, and were brought here to be put on a range in the Territory.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Wm. Gray was reappointed City Marshal Monday evening last by Mayor Schiffbauer. Johnnie Breene was appointed assistant, and James Benedict City Clerk. The appointments were promptly confirmed by the council.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

One of the handsomest avenues in the city will be the 7th. It is being graded all the way to the Frisco depot and a substantial bridge is almost completed across the canal. The citizens of the 7th Avenue are enterprising beyond a doubt.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Parties returning from the western counties report prospects for a wheat crop out west much better than in this vicinity.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

On account of the rain last night, the Schubert Quartette entertainment did not come off. It was postponed until Wednesday night.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

A party of our townspeople chartered a palace flat car, seated with reclining nail keg chairs, and visited the townsite of Cale Sunday. A red depot and two tents was all that was visible on the townsite. Cale boometh, but not this year.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

C. N. Brown, assistant engineer of the Frisco, who has been stopping in this city for some time past making a survey of his line from here to Beaumont, has about completed his work, and will soon leave for other scenes and labors.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Guy Sparks has purchased a half-interest in the merchant tailoring establishment of A. G. Heitkam. The firm is now Heitkam & Sparks. Our readers are well acquainted with these young men and will accord them the patronage due them.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

It is wonderful to note the great advance of property in Arkansas City. In the early spring Calvin Dean purchased a business lot of D. R. Beatty, the consideration was $3,300. Tuesday Mr. Dean was offered $4,500 for his purchase. Mr. Dean refused it.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Allen Ayers came home last week and sold his resident property to J. W. Stanford, who recently came here from Coshocton, Ohio. The consideration was $2,700. Mr. Stanford is of the firm of Wright & Stanford, who will engage in the furniture business in this city.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Two of the Aboys in blue,@ who have been stationed here for some time, drank and became drunken Saturday night last. They were arrested by Marshal Gray and placed in jail overnight.They were released the next morning by the order of Mayor Schiffbauer.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Pat Moran and wife jumped the town last Sunday night, leaving a board bill of $24 unpaid. Marshal Gray telegraphed to the marshal at Mulvane and the parties were taken in and brought back. They paid up the board bill and all the costs and were released.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The time for building the D. M. & A. Railroad in Chautauqua County expires the first of August. The story that Winfield tells that Chautauqua County is bonded to its utmost, and that no bonds can be voted there is Abosh.@ The State Line road will get bonds in Chautauqua.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

A. A. Newman is excavating for a business block on South Summit Street. The block will be 50 x 80 feet, two stories high, and constructed of stone and brick. South Summit Street is booming. The above block makes four store rooms now building there. How we do boom.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Master Herman Ochs, while swinging on the porch at his father=s residence last Saturday, had the misfortune to run a splinter, about six inches in length, into the fat part of his hip almost one inch beneath the skin. Dr. Fowler was summoned to dress the wound and remove the splinter.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Two men from Sedgwick County were in the city last week. They hauled two loads of oats to this city to sell, and found a market for them at 30 cents per bushel. H. G. Bailey bought them. The time was not long ago when Arkansas City and vicinity hauled her products to Wichita for a market. But time changes all things.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

W. R. Herniman & Co., have rented the west room in the Bittle block and will open up the Arkansas City Palace of Music. The firm is composed of W. R. Herniman, F. B. Hutchison, and Prof. H. B. Funk. They are the Southwestern agents of G. W. Strope & Co., of Kansas City. The REPUBLICAN wishes the new firm success.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

When the verdict was read acquitting Marshall of the murder of Schneider, a demonstration in the way of applause was made. The court issued an order for the arrest of any participant. W. E. Merydith, of the Dexter Eye, was the only one noticed stamping his feet, and he was arrested and fined $5. The Eye optician paid his fine.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Several couples of dancers participated in a mazy waltz in Messrs. Hawk & Kingsbury=s gymnasium hall Thursday evening. The music was furnished by three Italian traveling musicians. The hop was gotten up on a half-hour notice, but not withstanding, it was one of the most enjoyable that has been held in Arkansas City for quite an age.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

H. C. Deets, the energetic proprietor of the Red Front Shaving Parlor, has just secured the services of another most excellent AKnight of the Razor.@ With his two skilled assistants, Mr. Deets conducts one of the best shaving parlors in Southern Kansas. You get the easiest shaves and the most excellent haircuts at Mr. Deets= establishment.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

A school teacher by the name of Miss Campbell was assaulted by an irate mother in Winfield Wednesday because she had chastised the latter=s offspring. She knocked the teacher down, pulled her hair, trampled her, and was saved from killing her by the interference of a pupil. The belligerent mother was arrested and fined $25 and costs.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Austin Bailey and Tom Saymens became involved in a dispute Wednesday evening on 5th Avenue over the auctioneering business and which led to a bout with the fists. Bailey hit Saymens in the eye and the latter dittoed, when they were separated by Marshal Gray. They were taken before the police judge and fined $1 and costs each.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Geo. Kroenert, of Wichita, was in the city the first of the week. Mr. Kroenert is a brother of Johnnie Kroenert, of the Diamond Front. He was so well pleased with our city that he invested quite largely in real estate. Among his investments was the purchase of the McLaughlin Bros.= store room, north of Highland Opera House block. The consideration was $6,500. Mr. Kroenert is one of Wichita=s most enterprising businessmen.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

A. F. Loud, of Kansas City, was in the city the first of the week. Mr. Loud was looking up a location. He has in the state of Kansas eight dry goods establishments, and was seeking a city in which to locate his headquartes. He was favorably impressed with Arkansas City and stated that it was the best town he had visited in the state. At Kansas City he said the talk was Arkansas City would be the future metropolis of Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Dr. Cooper and Robt. Howe came down from Winfield Wednesday and informed us of the verdict rendered against John Marshall. The jury was out about seven hours, when they brought in a verdict for acquittal. This was somewhat of a surprise to everyone, as it was generally believed that Marshall would get off with a light sentence. We will not give a synopsis of the testimony, as it corresponded with our statement when the murder was committed.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Monday last Searing & Mead purchased the Canal Roller Mills and started the idle machinery working Wednesday. Since V. M. Ayers & Son left the Canal Roller Mills, they have been at a stand-still, but from now on they will be run to their fullest capacity. The REPUBLICAN gladly chronicles the above. This institution could have fallen in no better hands. Messrs. Searing & Mead are enterprising gentlemen and reliable. They thoroughly understand the milling business and will beyond a doubt, make a thorough success of their venture. They will also continue their management of the Walnut Mills.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.


Five hundred and sixty-eight prisoners are now confined within the walls of the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.


The above represents the Independence & Southwestern in full operation. Bill Hackney at the front, is engineer, engine, tender, and blow off. Father Millington at the rear, is conductor, fore and hind brakeman. In the accompanying map we present the I. & S. W. as it enters the county and runs across a corner of Cedar into Otto, then down through Spring Creek and then up to Winfield.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Do We Want It?

For some time past it has been talked to secure an uptown telegraph office. E. L. Kingsbury wrote to the superintendent, L. C. Baker, of the Western Union Telegraph Company at St. Louis, last week in regard to the matter. The reply he received in shape of a proposition is as follows.

AIf responsible parties in your town, will offer to make written agreement to furnish an office suitably located, and provided with light and fuel, and to pay the remainder of the salary necessary to obtain a competent and reliable operator, who is to be appointed and controlled by the Telegraph Company, I will recommend to the Telegraph Company to extend the wires, furnish instruments, batteries, and other telegraph supplies, and authorize the establishment of the office uptown, allowing a commission upon its local receipts limited to $20 per month, toward maintaining the office, the operator to furnish a messenger if required and the business promptly handled in all cases.

Yours Truly,

L. C. BAKER, Supt.@


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Messrs. Lee & Viele, the painters of Southern Kansas, were in town this week, and purchased the fixtures and good will of W. O=Gilva. Messrs. Lee & Viele are now and have been for several years, conducting a very large and successful business, at Winfield, Wellington, Harper, Anthony, and Medicine Lodge. In every branch of the Painting and Papering business, they have either in their own person, or in men whom they have in their employ, trained specialists. Through this means and the large quantities of materials which they are enabled to buy from manufacturers and importers at very low figures, they are able to give those who may wish to bestow their patronage upon them the benefits to be obtained. They will give you the best for a price which should make it an object for our readers to call and see them. Mr. W. O=Gilva will remain in their employ at Arkansas City and his well known abilities coupled with their prestige and unequalled facilities will undoubtedly make them here as they now are at all other points. THE LEADERS.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

To Whom It May Concern.

As the stone cutters and stone masons have formed an association for the protection of their respective trades, its object to furnish practical mechanics for their trades, as there has been heretofore considerable trouble and inferior work done by incompetent workmen, whom we strictly decline to admit in our association, we call on the people of this vicinity to aid us in our efforts, as we consider our rights infringed upon by mechanics of other trades constructing our work and making a percent off our labor.

We have resolved to ask the people of this city not to contract stone-cutting or stone mason work to any others but stone masons or cutters.

Resolved, That we will not work upon work given to mechanics of other trades and we shall declare such jobs, scab jogs, and boycott said party or parties guilty of such acts.

We have not passed these resolutions for the purpose of injuring or showing any ill will towards mechanics of other trades, but to have our rights respected.

By order of Committee of the Stone Masons and Stone Cutter=s Association, of Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

DIED. WHEREAS, It has pleased the Great Ruler of the Universe to remove from her household the beloved daughter of our sister, Mrs. Jones, be it

Resolved, That we, the members of the W. R. C., of Arkansas City, sincerely condole with our sister and her family on this dispensation of Providence and we commend them for consolation to Him, who orders all things for the best and whose chastisements are sent in mercy.

Resolved, That these resolutions be transmitted to the afflicted fgamily as a taken of our heartfelt sympathy and to each of the papers of Arkansas City.


MRS. CHAPIN, Committee.



Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

A gentleman, who is visiting in the city from Fredonia, informs us that work is being pushed on the Leroy, Verdigris Valley & Independence railroad in and through Wilson County. This is a Missouri Pacific extension and runs from Independence to Arkansas City through the state line townships in Chautauqua and Cowley counties. Arkansas City will soon have the three great systems of railroads--the Missouri Pacific, the Frisco, and the Santa Fe.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Arkansas City, inside of 18 months, will have railroad facilities equalled by no city in the state. The Frisco for St. Louis, the Santa Fe for Kansas City, the Southern Kansas for Galveston and all points south, the Kansas & Arkansas Valley for Ft. Smith, the Missouri Pacific for Kansas City and other eastern cities, and the Geuda Springs, Caldwell & Western for all points west of us. Now is the time to invest in real estate in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

G. L. Kirkpatrick was up from Ponca Agency yesterday. He reports grass as growing rapidly and cattle thriving.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Miss Minnie Stewart has been seriously indisposed during the past week.


Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Ladies. I have some brass for Repousee Work. Call early.



Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Genuine Amber and Orange Sugar Cane seed at Kroenert & Austin=s. Prices $1.00 per bushel.





Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.


Almost $100,000

Worth of Property Change Ownership in Arkansas City

Since Monday, May 3, 1886.

Farms Adjoining the Townsite Selling for $150 per Acre.

Resident and Business Lots Selling to Capitalists

As Rapidly As a Price Can Be Fixed Upon them.


Since the bonds have been voted in the border townships for the Kansas State Line road, real estate has changed hands at an astonishing rate and at exceedingly good prices. Our town has been alive this week with capitalists seeking purchases.

The ball was started rolling Monday by the sale of a business lot to C. H. Shoenut, a capitalist from New York City. The lot was the property of Dr. Shepard and is located on Summit Street south of the post office. The consideration was $3,250.

Thursday D. G. Carder sold 60 acres of his farm adjoining the city limits, just across the canal, for $9,000 to J. H. McNair, of Halstead, Kansas. This was at the rate of $150 per acre. The consideration was paid in full. Until lately Mr. Carder never asked more than $80 per acre.

John Carder, the father of D. G. Carder, also sold his 67 acre plat of ground south of the flouring mills for $10,000. The purchasers were Jas. Hill, A. A. Newman, W. M. Sleeth, S. Matlack,

T. H. McLaughlin, and G. N. Newman.

Thursday morning Wm. Gibby sold to the above parties his farm of 65 acres across the canal south of town for $10,000.

J. Young, of Chicago, was in the city the first of the week and purchased 30 resident lots in Beecher & Sons addition. The consideration was $6,500.

Mrs. Hattie C. Lowe purchased two acres of land just south of the city from Dr. G. S. Morris; the consideration ws $2,600.

Frank Beecher, of this city, purchased 6 lots in the south part of town; the consideration was $800.

Fred W. Farrar purchased a residence of A. G. Lowe; the consideration was $3,000.

Herman Knorr bought one lot from James Jones, paying therefor $200.

Wm. Thomas, of the second ward, sold his five lots to John F. Hoffman; the consideration was $1,500.

Wm. R. Herniman sold to Chas. Hutchins his resident property; the consideration was $1,600.

T. H. McLaughlin, A. A. Newman, G. N. Newman, Jas. Hill, and Maj. Sleeth purchased the Godfrey addition of 86 acres south of town. The consideration was $13,000 or $150 per acre.

W. R. Herniman sold four lots to Allen Mowry for $600.

John Young, of New York City, made a purchase of 9 lots in Beecher & Son=s addition; the consideration was $900.

Rev. T. J. Anderson, of Caldwell, sold two acres of land at the foot of Summit Street, to W. J. Halleck of Topeka, for $2,000. Mr. Halleck also purchased four lots in Beecher & Son=s addition, paying for them $450.

Ten lots in the Beecher addition were sold to Mrs. Wing, of this city; the consideration was $1,000.

C. T. Pritchard sold his business lot to John Paul, of Topeka. The consideration was $4,500.

F. W. Farrar purchased 5 lots in Beecher addition, paying $500 therefor.

N. T. Snyder paid $700 for six lots in Beecher addition.

Judge W. D. Kreamer sold his home place to W. B. Bishop, ex-trader at Pawnee Agency, yesterday, for $3,500.

M. B. Vawter sold two lots in the south part of town to M. H. Hoover, who recently located here, for $500.

Mrs. Sarah Dix purchased Chas. C. Moffat=s resident property on Summit Street, paying $1,300 for it.

Miss Rena Dix purchased two lots of C. R. Sipes and two in Gilstrap addition in the 4th ward. The consideration was $300.

H. G. Bailey sold two lots in the 4th ward to J. Q. Dix for $150. Mr. Dix also paid the same price for two lots in Gilstrap addition.

A. D. Prescott purchased a lot in Gilstrap addition; consideration $150.

Five other lots were sold in Gilstrap addition to eastern parties, but we were unable to get their names. The consideration was $500 [? NOT SURE OF THIS FIGURE?].

J. A. Reynolds, of Cameron, Missouri, was prospecting in this vicinity this week. He purchased the farm of J. C. Chase, a few miles west of Arkansas City. He paid $4,500 for it.

Frank Hess was offered $9,000 for block 40, north of the school building, Thursday. He refused, and holds it at $10,000.

Wm. Sleeth made the purchase of five acres of land belonging to Wm. Kirtly yesterday; the consideration was $2,500.

T. H. McLaughlin, Jas. Hill, Maj. Sleeth, S. Matlack, A. A. Newman, and G. N. Newman purchased the Huey property, northwest of the city, yesterday morning; the consideration was $10,500.

Jacob Schibley sold his four acres of land adjoining the townsite for $2,400.

D. Hammel, of Newton, was here this week looking our town over. He purchased the 67 acre tract of land, adjoining the townsite on the west and belonging to Dr. Reed. The consideration was $10,500.

J. F. Hoffman purchased a lot of S. B. Scott in the 2nd ward for $150 and two hours later sold it for $325 to R. L. Balyeat.

Messrs. Hill, Newman, McLaughlin, Matlack, Sleeth, and Newman paid $1,500 to L. W. Currier for his property.

G. L. Brown to S. E. Bliss, house and lot, $750.

Wm. Rose, a house and lot, to Messrs. Deering and Jackson, for $400.

F. C. Newman came in from Osage City yesterday and had been in the city not longer than an hour when he made a purchase of 9 lots in Beecher=s addition. He paid $1,000.

Ephraim Carder transferred his 67 acres of land south of town yesterday to Hill, Newman, Sleeth, Matlack, McLaughlin, and Newman. The consideration was $10,000.

Newell Pond sold his property in the 4th ward to Mrs. S. A. Dix for $600.

The above are actual trades made. We know of considerable property bargained for, but has not been consummated. This sudden boom in real estate is partly due to the carrying of the State Line propositions, and to other causes which we are not yet at liberty to make public. How we boom!


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The appointment of young Dayton of Kansas to be a cadet at large at Anapolis closes up all the vacancies of that sort possible save by resignation, death, or dismissal, until 1890. The reason is that but ten cadets at large are allowed at any one time at the Academy, although a mistaken impression prevails that several appointments of this sort are made annually. Of course, the case is different with the Congress districts. No wonder that there is a rush for appointments to the Academy, since a lad there receives a good mental and physical education at the entire expense of te government, and at its close, unless he happens to be within a certain number at the head of his class, he is honorably dismissed to enter civil life, with money to start with.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.


AAs the Matter Now Stands, the Missouri Pacific Will Run

To Arkansas City.@

For two weeks past railroad excitement in Arkansas City has been at its highest pitch. Saturday witnessed the defeat of the I. & S. W. bonds in Otter, Cedar, Spring Creek, and Liberty Townships by very large majorities. In Walnut Township, where Winfield is located, the bonds were carried by a small majority. The I. & S. W. propositions were carried in only one township along the proposed line from the Chautauqua line to Winfield. The voters knew that building of the I. & S. W. was a myth, and gotten up to head off the Kansas State Line road, and as such, branded it, by casting their ballots against it.

Monday witnessed the victory for the Kansas State Line road and for Arkansas City. It was the grandest and greatest victory ever known in the state of Kansas. The citizens of this city and the eastern townships went into the contest with a determination to win by honest and gentlemanly methods. No money was raised; no whiskey was bought; no bulls sold, for the purpose of buying votes. Upon the other hand, the I. & S. W. projectors resorted to the most degraded and contemptible methods for the carrying of their propositions.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The Celebration of May 1.

EDS. REPUBLICAN: I cannot resist the temptation of describing to you our manner of welcoming the coming of May, the queen of the year.

Arrangements had been made that the High School students should meet at the brick schoolhouse, and from there proceed to the picnic grounds near the Dunkard Mills, on the Walnut.

Accordingly shortly after nine, having placed ourselves and lunch baskets into the vehicles provided for our use, we started forth with pleasant anticipations for a pleasant day.

As we whirled rapidly along, we saw much of interest. We found that part of the country to contain many fine farms, which all show evidences of thrift and prosperity.

As we drew nearer our destination, the beauty of the scene increased. Here nature had placed some of her most beautiful designs. The rocky banks covered with a growth of moss and ferns, the artistic groupings of trees, and the picturesqueness of the bluffs which edged the river banks, showed that nature had here been indeed lavish in her designs.

We drew rein near the river bank beneath the shade of some stately trees, and the party immediately betook themselves to enjoyment in the highest sense of the word.

Some of the boys climbed a tall tree and suspended that indispensable promoter of enjoyment at a picnic, viz: a swing. After an hour or so of social enjoyment, we began to understand the full force of Owen Meredith=s query, ABut where is the man who can live without dining?@

Accordingly our table was spread Abeneath the shade of rustling leaves,@ but that scene surpasses all description. After dinner came games and then the company separated into groups of four or five in order to the better make a raid into nature=s garden and rob her of some of her flowers.

Father time seemed particularly anxious to hasten business on this particular day, so, as he began to lower his curtains to warn us that night was approaching, we started on our homeward journey.

Nothing of particular interest transpired on our way home till we gained the summit of the hill which led downward into the Walnut Valley, when an exclamation of surprise, at the beauty of the scene before us, burst from the party. Arkansas City lay seemingly at our feet, and bathed in the soft rays of the evening sun, was truly a sight worthy of admiration. Our pride in our city certainly increased, for we were not before aware that she contained so many beautiful residences, so many shady avenues, or that she could present so beautiful a picture.

We all carried to our homes some momentoes of the occasion; if not in the form of ferns and flowers, we at least in our minds and hearts some pleasant memories, which, I think, will not soon be effaced. A day=s recreation now and then but the better fits us for our duties; so I think that the worthy members of our Board of Education will find in the progress which we make in the future that the day was not wholly lost.



Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The board of county commissioners met yesterday in Winfield and canvassed the returns on the I. & S. W. propositions and the State Line, with the following result.

I. & S. W. For Against.

Cedar .................. 54 142

Liberty ................ 60 89

Spring Creek ........... 57 92

Walnut ................. 119 56

STATE LINE. For Against.

Cedar .................. 145 10

Creswell ............... 142 121

Silverdale ............. 133 13

Spring Creek ........... 99 26

The Commissioners also called an election in Bolton Township to vote bonds to Ft. Smith & Wellington, to the amount of $24,000, to be held June 9th.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Call and see the fine Schuttler Wagon, W. A. Wood Light Mower, or Abbott steel gear buggy at D. L. Means, which he is giving away. For every $20 worth of goods you buy, he gives you a ticket that will draw any of the above.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Now would be an opportune moment to mention the voting of bonds for a new jail at the new county seat, as well as other county buildings.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.


DOWNCAST FACE... In Winfield.]


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

EDS. REPUBLICAN: In your last issue we find over the signature, AZ. C.,@ that the south bridge and road from the south bridge to the city are not Ajackassable.@ From the tone of the terrible brayer we would infer that he is from the south side of the great stream, but how he ever got over that road and then complained of its not being jackassable is a query with Creswellites. Now if the long and loud brayer would turn his attention to the township affairs and bray his township awake and get them to pay Creswell what they justly owe it, then he might get to cease braying. Bray on, old jack; it will be a long time before you cross the big sandy at Creswell=s expense.

F. M. V.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Railroad Notice.

We will not be responsible for any supplies furnished our sub-contractors or men working for us in any capacity without such supplies are furnished upon our written order, and all accounts against us or our employees must be made out and furnished us by the 3rd of each month, for all goods furnished the preceding month. Take notice and govern yourselves accordingly.


Contractors Southern Kansas R. R.,

Arkansas City Extension.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.


We have purchased the Canal Mills formerly owned by V. M. Ayres, where we shall be pleased To See Our Old Friends, And as many new ones as choose to favor us with their patronage.

Special Attention will be given to EXCHANGE WORK, and the Highest Price Paid for Wheat.

Searing & Mead.

[Note ad says Ayres...not Ayers...???]


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.



CAPTION: Your OWLD friend AMc@ is waiting to GREET you at the CRESCENT JEWELRY STORE. Arkansas City, Kansas.

Note: Ad is placed in same spot each week by McDowell...gather this indicates that he is now calling his jewelry store by a different name.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The Jail Delivery.

Last Monday night at about 9 o=clock, the first successful jail delivery was effected in Cowley County at Winfield. The prisoners, not usually locked in their cells till 9 or 9:30 o=clock, were at large in the jail corridor. Sheriff McIntire and Deputy Joe Church had just gone uptown, when the prisoners rapped on the iron door of the jail and called for water. Jailor Tom H. Harrod and Deputy Henry A. Champlain remained at the jail to attend the prisoners. They went to answer the summons, Champlain guarding with his revolver for any emergency, when Harrod opened the door. It was opened only about one foot when five of the prisoners made the break for liberty. Chas. Swift, the leader of the gang, convicted of forgery last week, grabbed Harrod and pulled him in while Bill Matney, a U. S. prisoner for horse stealing in the Territory, gave him a blow on the top of the head with a bed slat that stunned him and he fell back against the door sill. Before he fell, Champlain couldn=t shoot for fear of hitting Harrod, but as soon as he was knocked down, the guard opened fire with his revolver. Wm. P. Bennett, whose conviction for counterfeiting was scarcely four hours old, grabbed the door low down and was in the act of slamming it wide open when a ball from Champlain=s 45 took him in the groin, ranged upward, severed the main artery, and without uttering a word, he whirled around, sank down by a cell door, and in three minutes had bled to death. The shot was paralyzing. The smoke from the first shot blinded the guard, but he blazed away again; whether the shot took effect or not is unknown. Swift sprang forward, belted Champlain a blow on the head with a bed slat, momentarily stunning him. The final dash was made and before Champlain could gather himself, four of the prisoners were out. Three of them went between the jail and Finch=s house, and the deputy followed them with the remaining bullets in his revolver. Another went around the west side of the jail and jumped the fence southwest of the courthouse. Sheriff McIntire was on the scene in a few minutes, organized a posse, and made hot pursuit though the cloudy darkness gave the criminals every advantage. Marshal Gray and Capt. Rarick were telephoned and they also got out a squad of searchers. None of the fugitives were found until Wednesday when Chas. Swift and David Wiggins were captured in the vicinity of Dexter. Wednesday night Bill Matney was captured. He was caught at the Chilocco Indian Schools in the Territory by Sam Endicott. Marshal Gray took the prisoners to Winfield Thursday morning. Those who escaped were: Chas. Swift, convicted last week of forging the name of J. T. Stinson to a $15 check and passing it on J. B. Lynn. Bill Matney has been in jail for two months awaiting a trial before the U. S. Court, for horse stealing in the Territory. John David Wiggins was convicted last Friday of manufacturing and circulating counterfeit silver dollars. He was arrested at Atlanta two months ago, with his Akit@ of tools with him in a Agrip.@ W. P. Bennett, who was killed, was an assistant of Wiggins in the counterfeiting business. James Whitehead was a horse thief. There were several other prisoners in the corridor, but they made no attempt to get out. The latter has not been captured.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Miss Ella S. Kelly, of Winfield, is a candidate for the office of county superintendent. Miss Kelly, while in the city Thursday called upon the REPUBLICAN and stated that she would ask for the votes of the people regardless of either political party. The REPUBLICAN believes Miss Kelly to be capable to fill the office should she be elected. She

would never shirk her duty, or leave her office to go a railroading in the interest of Winfield. Arkansas City has shut down upon putting parties into office, and then have them go back on her and work against her interests.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Contractors, Attention.

For dimension stone, sidewalk, and ruple rock, call at D. L. Means & Co.=s office.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

B. F. Childs came home from Chicago Tuesday.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.


There is ADanger Ahead@ for Winfield.

Dr. C. S. Acker left for Chicago Wednesday.

Geo. Haysel has gone over to Grouse Creek to quarry stone.

W. D. Kreamer has moved his office to rooms in the Bittle Block.

The Y. M. C. A. bought 150 chairs for their hall from Peter Pearson.

As the matter now stands, the Missouri Pacific will run to Arkansas City.

Teeth extracted without pain or harm by Dr. C. F. Gray, at the Leland Hotel, until May 12.

As the situation now is, the Missouri Pacific and the Ft. Smith road runs to Arkansas City.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Pyburn went east Tuesday morning on the Frisco. They will visit in Cleveland.

The ladies will please observe that Mrs. W. M. Henderson has her grand display of millinery today.

J. H. Lyon, western passenger agent of the Missouri Pacific, was here Tuesday, looking our city over.

Ira A. Way, district agent, farm department, of the Home Insurance Company, was in the city Tuesday.

V. M. Ayres and wife will leave next week on a visiting tour in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, and Colorado.

R. R. Phelps, of Burden, was in the citty Thursday. He had been down to Cale viewing his landed interests.

Dr. C. F. Gray, the noted painless dentist, is obliged to remain longer at the Leland Hotel--until the 12th.

Rev. F. L. Walker returned from his western trip Tuesday morning. He was well pleased with that country.

F. J. Hess went to Kansas City Tuesday to meet Mrs. Hess on her return from her visits in the eastern states.

Hon. E. P. Greer said that unless the I. & S. W. bonds were voted, Winfield real estate would depreciate one-third.

C. E. Salisbury went to St. Louis Sunday, called there by the illness of relatives. He came home Wednesday.

Steinberger & Cooms have rented the new room of Dr. Shepard and will remove their drug stock there next week.

Rev. L. Walker went to Atlanta yesterday on the Frisco to assist in church matters at that thriving burg for several days.

Daniel Feagans purchased an 80 acre farm from Thos. J. Feagans, of Bolton Township. The consideration was $2,800.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Miss Florence Patterson, principal of the Central Schools, has been suffering this week from a severe attack of sore throat.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The Y. M. C. A. will give a lawn social at Mrs. Wm. Benedict=s next Monday evening, May 10. Ice cream and cake will be served.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The contract for repairing the west Arkansas River Bridge has been let to Engineer Wingate. It is to be made passable within 15 days.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

N. T. Snyder and two children have about recovered from their attack of diphtheria. Mr. Snyder is able to attend to his duties at his real estate agency.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

G. C. Cole, of the Springfield Agricultural works, was in the city this week and called on the REPUBLICAN to obtain a copy of our illustrated extra.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Arthur Smith, of Cedar Township, was one of the wheel horses who worked for the State Line road and did much for the success of the project.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Chas. Hilliard, who has been out in Clark County, holding down 160 acres of land, came in Thursday night to pay a short visit to his parents and friends here.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Dr. J. M. Wright, who owns the central quarter section of land in Cowley County, at Tisdale, says he will give 20 acres of land for the townsite of a new county seat.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

S. C. Smith came back from his easter trip Sunday. He was accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. S. Patrich, of Jamestown, New York, who will visit in this city for a time.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Ivan Robinson, of the county seat, says the citizens of Spring Creek and Cedar Townships will believe an Arkansas City man=s word before they will a Winfield man=s oath.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

John Hancock, representative of Buffalo Bill=s Wild West Show, passed through the city the first of the week with 20 Pawnees. They go to St. Louis to join the above combination.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

We had supposed that Arkansas City=s boom could be no greater but since the bonds were carried for the State Line road from here to Chautauqua County, her boom has increased tenfold.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

W. M. Barker will preach at the First Baptist Church next Sunday morning and evening. Morning subject: AChristianity; what it is and is not.@ Evening subject: AOver the dead One.@ Meeting every evening next week.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

MARRIED. E. Mossa and Miss Lou Reider were united in marriage at Winfield Tuesday and Wednesday they came down to Arkansas City on their bridal tour. They were accom-panied by G. T. Harrod and Miss Laura Reider. Bridal parties always visit the metropolis.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Drury Warren, who removed his herd of cattle from this vicinity to a range in Arizona, has sold out, and returned home Thursday. Mrs. R. D. Warren came with him. Her husband has gone to Texas to go into the stock business.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Asa Barnett, an ex-dry goods merchant of Des Moines, Iowa, and a brother of Ira, arrived in the city the first of the week, accompanied by his wife and daughter. They will make Arkansas City their future home.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Prettyman, of the 1st ward, were suddenly and violently made sick on Sunday night and Monday from eating chicken, supposed to have had the cholera. Dr. Sheppard was called in and effected speedy relief.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

A. B. Johnson, general manager of the Johnson Loan & Trust Company, is now up in Dakota. We are told in a few weeks Mr. Johnson and family will remove to the city from Suncook, New Hampshire, to make it their permanent home.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Mrs. W. O. Thomas and son, who have been reading the REPUBLICAN for several months back in Illinois, arrived in the city the latter part of last week to make it their future home. Mrs. Thomas is the mother of W. B. Thomas, our painter.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Ike Harkleroad has purchased the interest of his partner, Mr. Irons, in the cattle business, range fixtures and all. The consideration was $7,600. Hurrah for Ike. Since the State Line propositions have been carried, he wants to invest all of his pocket change.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

In the room where he formerly had his shoe shop, W. W. Brown has had it refitted thoroughly and opened a good lunch room. W. W. Understands the art of catering to the wants of the inner man; therefore, we predict a lucrative trade for him.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

There will be a grand excursion over the Frisco line to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, May 19th and 20th. Tickets will be on sale those days at the depot in this city and will be good until and on May 23. The ACrescent Hotel@ will be opened the 20th at Eureka Springs.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

MARRIED. On Thursday, the 5th inst., at the home of the bride=s mother, by Rev. F. L. Walker, Alfred Nye, of Maple City, and Miss Clara M. Eaton. The bridge and groom were made the recipients of many valuable presents from friends. After the congratulations of neighbors, who shared with them a delicious and abundant repast, they went to their new home. Miss Clara will be greatly missed in Silverdale, but Maple City society will be the gainers.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The jury in the case of State vs. Frank Graham, charged with forgery, returned a verdict of guilty. Graham is the youth who appropriated A. V. Alexander & Co.=s money. The penalty is from one to seven years imprisonment in the penitentiary.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Johnnie Kelley, a horse trader, was thrown from his horse near the canal Tuesday and knocked unconscious for 15 minutes. He was thrown to the ground, alighting upon his neck and shoulders. Dr. Westfall was called, but Mr. Kelley revived before he came upon the scene.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

A stranger who was in the city tells us that at Wichita they told him that Cale was the coming town down this way. He said that if that was the way real estate agents lied to strangers in Wichita, he would take especial efforts to inform his friends to avoid Wichita.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

With the exception of peaches, this vicinity never came to the front with finer prospects for fruit than she does this year. The bearing apple, plum, pear, and cherry trees are all in excellent condition. Berries of all kinds indicate a large yield. With good crops comes good times.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Isaac Seitz, of Seneca County, Ohio, in company with his son, J. A. Seitz, of Winfield, called on us yesterday. His visit was doubly appreciated as that country was the senior=s old home. Even if we do live in the garden-spot of the world, we never tire of hearing of old-time friends and the old eastern home.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

J. F. Stedman, who removed from this city to Ft. Smith some time ago, is in the city. Mr. Stedman thinks strongly of returning to Arkansas City. He informs us that workmen and material are at Ft. Smith, awaiting for orders to commence work on the Kansas & Arkansas Valley road to Arkansas City. [Stedman??? Could it be Steadman??]


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Our artist saw Bob Howe on the streets this morning and was so forcibly impressed by the appearance of his genial countenance that he rushed to his den for the purpose of reproducing it upon our slate. After devoting about two hours= time in endeavoring to reduce his smile to one column of the REPUBLICAN, he gave it up. It was no use. The smile was too big.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Thursday Miss Gattie Heck made her debut in society, her mother giving her a birthday party. The party was select but not formal. It was understood the young lady guests would not be expected to appear in full dress, nor the young gentlemen in Prince Alberts and white cravats. A delightful time was had. The young lady was three years old.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The Courier presents a ghastly grin at the result of the election. For the benefit of our readers who do not take the Courier, we will describe it. The picture is of a large Tom cat with a grin on its face from ear to ear and sitting upon his tale. The Courier supposed that the I. & S. W. Bonds would be voted and ordered a nice cut of the above to grin at the sand-hillers. But, oh, how bad they got left.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Items from 32.

We have met the enemy and we are theirs.

But we want some of their infernal years.

Or we will surely pull some R. R. Man=s ears,

And fill his mind and body with fears.

And send him beyond this vale of tears,

And don=t forget it, my sirs.

We notice that A. L. Parker and Fred Bell once more cast a beaming smile on Creswell.

Mrs. I. J. Fitzpatrick has been quite ill, but is now slowly recovering.

Wanted: To hire a cheap mule to kick us.

Mr. Gee sold 10 acres of land to C. M. Scott for $500. How we boom.

Considerable ill-will has been created against the REPUBLICAN by the last election. Now, the REPUBLICAN is the farmers= paper, and we are sorry to see this. We hope the matter will be fully explained, and everybody be as good friends as ever.

[The above is news to us; everything that we have done we have had just reasons for. ED.]


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Robbed and Chloroformed.

Wednesday morning a telephone message was received in this city that the residence of a widow, Mrs. Jones, at Geuda Springs, was burglarized. Mrs. Jones resides alone in a small cottage. Her bed stood just beneath the window and it is supposed that the window was raised and she was chloroformed. The burglars entered, bound her wrists and ankles very tightly with cord, and tied a large handkerchief over her mouth to prevent her calling for aid. The burglars secured $92 in money and left. Next morning neighbors upon going to the home of Mrs. Jones found her bound and gagged and her household effects scattered upon the floor promiscuously. She was released, but could give no account of the affair. She knew nothing of it until she came to. She was injured quite badly and has been compelled to remain in bed since her fearful experience with the burglars. No clue has been discovered that will lead to the capture of the burglars, but it is supposed by some to have been done by one or two of the prisoners who broke jail Monday night at Winfield.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

The Jubilee.

Yesterday was a gala day in Arkansas City. Our friends from the eastern townships along the State Line road had been invited to come to our city and partake of the hospitality of our citizens, and assist in the celebration. It was a grand celebration, indeed. It surpassed anything we have ever had in commemoration of July 4.

Yesterday was a beautiful day. Bright and early our merchants and citizens began the decorations of their stores and homes. Everybody decorated. After one o=clock the visitors began arriving. About 3:30 the delegation from Cedar and Spring Creek Townships came in a body. They were met by the bands of the city and escorted along our main thoroughfares, and citizens falling in the procession to the Opera House, where a most sumptuous feast awaited them, which was prepared by the ladies of Arkansas City. After one and all had eaten heartily, they adjourned to the streets. At 7:30 a grand procession was formed, everybody falling in. After the procession came the pyrotechnic display and the firing of anvils and then our citizens and their guests repaired to the opera house to give vent to their enthusiastic feeling.

The vast assemblage was called to order at 8:30 by Maj. Sleeth and the following gentlemen responded to toasts.

Rev. J. O. Campbell, ACowley County and her Railroads.@

A. A. Newman, AState Line Railroad.@

Rev. S. B. Fleming, AThe Campgaign.@

F. P. Schiffbauer, AArkansas City.@

Arthur Smith, ACedar Township.@

A. L. Andrews, ASpring Creek Township.@

Robt. Howe, AMaple City.@

Dr. H. D. Cooper, AThe long-haired Men from the Irish Flats.@

Ike Harkleroad, ASilverdale Township.@

Rev. W. W. Harris, ACreswell Township.@

Dick Courtright, ARock Creek.@

Amos Walton, AIgnoramus.@

Rev. J. P. Witt, AWinfield telegrams.@

A. D. Prescott, AThe Missouri Pacific R. R.@

Col. Sumner, AThat Spoon hook.@

Mr. Neal, of Wellington, AThe Ft. Smith, Wellington & Northwestern.@

Wm. Jenkins, AThe Waterloo of Cowley County.@

Mr. Manahan, of Cedar, ABlessed are the Peacemakers.@

James Hill made the final response, choosing his own subject.

At the close of the exercises, our guests were taken care of for the night. The most enthusiastic and friendly feeling exists in southern Cowley. Never before in our existence have we ever seen as many happy souls as there are now in the townships of Cedar, Spring Creek, Silverdale, and Creswell, and the city of Arkansas City. One cause has bound our hearts together and soon the link will be more welded by the bands of steel.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Vice-President and General Manager Smith, D. J. Chase, general superintendent, H. R. Nickerson, superintendent middle division,

A. C. Armstrong, purchasing agent, Mr. Osborne, superintendent of bridges and building, and Commissioner Foulks, came down from Topeka on a special train Saturday morning and remained all day. Whatever their business was, they kept to themselves. They did not stop in Winfield at all. Too small a station.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

O. D. Wagner, of Tiffin, Ohio, cousin of the senior, who was here some six weeks ago, returned yesterday, accompanied by his wife. He intends to cast his lot with us and make this his future home.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

AD. NETS!! Fly Nets of all Kinds,

Lincoln Lace Leather, Shoestring, Mesh Nets, etc.




Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.


The annual report of the directors of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad for 1885, just issued, gives the following information: Gross earnings of the road, $7,363,089; total interest, dividends, and other fixed charges, including $290,525 for sinking funds, $6,858,905. The surplus which has been added to the income account is $404,1844.

The Missouri Pacific switchmen at Leavenworth have been notified that they will get the same wages paid the Chicago switchmen. Their former wages were $2 per day for switchman and $2.25 per day for foremen. The pay hereafter will be $65 per month for the working day and extra for Sunday for the day switchmen. For day foreman $70 per month and extra for Sunday work. The night switchmen get $70 per month for working days and the night foremen $75 per month, and each get extra pay for Sunday. The change went into effect May 1.


Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.

Ad. Special Bargains For the Next 30 Days at


House and three rooms, good location, good cellar, well, pump, nicely painted, 2 lots. Price $5.50 [??? HAS TO BE A MISPRINT!]

House with 6 rooms, cellar, well, stable, picket fence, nicely furnished, east front, 4 blocks east from center of business, $2,000 cash.

160 acres, 2 houses, 60 acres fenced, 80 acres cultivated, good orchard, good water, 6 miles from Arkansas City. Price $3,000.

House, 3 rooms, large closet and pantry, two porches, all well finished, nicely painted, well, cellar, fence all around, 30 shade trees. Price $950.

95 acres, house 14 x 24, 1-1/2 story, basement, full size, 4 rooms, well, all good land, 65 acres cultivated, 200 peach trees, 50 apple trees, granary, stable, corrals, posts enough to fence place. Price $2,800.