[Beginning Wednesday, May 24, 1882.]



TRAVELER, MAY 24, 1882.

One hundred years are required for a walnut tree to grow to good size for lumber. Lumbermen say three-fourths of the good black walnut trees in this country have been cut down during the past ten years.

The first use we hear that was made of cotton was for candlewicks, in 1300. Now it is stated that houses can be built of cotton and straw, which, under a chemical treatment, are compressed into slabs, and become as hard and as firm as stone. The material neither warps nor cracks, and is both fire and damp proof.

The Cherokee Advocate says that "our delegation" are hopeful of defeating, in the lower house, the right of way bills for two or three railroads, which have passed the senate. The following item, in another column of the same issue, is in a good deal less hopeful vein: "Agent Tufts, who has just returned from Washington, says that there is a different atmosphere around there regarding Indians than he ever noticed before. His opinion is that the lower house is worse than the senate--in fact, Mr. Tufts says our people had better be putting their houses in order."





Indian Affairs.

Washington, May 17. Agent Lewellyn telegraphs the commissioner of Indian affairs, that in view of the failure of Congress to make an appropriation for subsisting the Mescalero Apaches, and in view of the fact that the beef and flour on hand will only last until about July 1st, and that these Indians have no means of subsisting themselves, it seems to him that it will be good policy to transfer them to the war department, who should take charge of them before starvation compels them to commit depredations, which will lead to great loss of life and the destruction of valuable property. As soon as the supplies are cut off, the military will have to act. Therefore, I think it advisable that the troops take charge of the Mescalero Apaches at once. Nothing short of force can compel them to remain on their reservations. This matter simply means to me the Mescaleros' extermination.













TRAVELER, MAY 24, 1882.

M. E. Festival tonight.

Biscuit and Molasses tonight.

A. A. Newman is now in New York.

The Highland Hall boom is still on the tapis.

The Emporia fair grounds have been sold for debt.

Winfield men come to Arkansas City to buy furniture.

Quite a frost last Monday morning, but no damage done.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Trask on May 18, 1882, a son.

Mr. Chas. Shonts, of Augusta, is in the city visiting friends.

The Walnut river is on a high as a result of the recent heavy rains.

D. A. McIntire, Geuda's enterprising livery man, was in the city Monday.

Pink Fouts, the genial Willow Springs sheep man, was in the city this week.

Mrs. A. A. Newman will spend the summer months at her former home, Weld, Maine.

Herman Godehard says he will move into his new store room just as soon as it is completed.

Too, too Sweet! The hot biscuits and maple sugar at the

M. E. Social in Huey's building tonight.

Mrs. W. W. McKnight, of Winterset, Iowa, and her daughter, Miss Nellie, are in the city visiting friends.

Last Monday saw our streets literally crowded with teams from the country and Indian teams after supplies.

Wm. Berkey, Salt City's live merchant, was in the city yesterday.

G. H. McIntire and the parties subpoenaed before the Grand Jury at Topeka returned therefrom last Saturday.

We had the pleasure of meeting Major R. Pickering, clerk of the Otoe Agency, during his recent trip to this city.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Bell, of this city, on Saturday last, a bouncing girl baby. All concerned are getting along nicely.

Maj. A. C. Williams, now engaged as school teacher at Pawnee Agency, spent several days of last week in this city visiting relatives.

Manly Capron has new potatoes fully as large as a good-sized hen egg. They were raised on his residence lots in the northwest part of town.










Mr. R. Sheen, G. M. W. of Ancient Order of United Workmen in Kansas, was in the city on Monday last on business connected with the order.

We hear talk about the organizing of a joint stock company in this city having for its object the raising and selling of cattle. There's millions in it.

We will give a premium book for the first dozen ears of corn received at this office. The book is a finely illustrated work on the horse and his diseases.

The new Baptist church at Winfield will be dedicated next Sunday. Members of that denomination living in Arkansas City are invited to participate.

A large train of Wichita Agency teams was on our streets yesterday, and our photographer, I. H. Bonsall, pointed his picture gun at em with "boss" results.

I. H. Bonsall's Photograph Gallery is supplied with all the latest improvements and all desiring photographs can get them finished in the highest style of the art.

The Board of County Commissioners will meet as a board of Equalization on the first Monday in June, 1882, and will probably remain in session for two or three days.

The first through herd of cattle, says the Caldwell Post, arrived on the Salt Fork last week. They were driven by Mr. Graham, and numbered 1,200 two- and three-year old steers.

Mr. F. C. Leach's residence on Sixth Street has been fixed up in good shape. A porch added thereto and other wise improved, thereby adding much to its convenience, as well as appearance.

Under the new regulation the U. S. Marshal will have but one deputy in each county. G. H. McInttire has received his commission as Deputy U. S. Marshal in Cowley County. Good.

Mr. Henry E. Woolheater, of Peabody, Kansas, a brother of our energetic gravel train conductor, made the city a visit on Monday last, and of course found time to call upon the TRAVELER.












Messrs. Davis, Durr, and Pickle, of this city, returned with 100 head of stock from the southeast part of the Territory last week. They are at present holding them south of this city in the Territory.

Our friend, Thomas E. Berry, trader at Pawnee, arrived in this place last Monday from Kansas City, whither he had been to replenish his stock of goods. He leaves for his home in the land of "Lo" tomorrow morning.

Read the special of T. H. McLaughlin in this issue. He has a first-class assortment of everything pertaining to a Grocery, or, in his own words, "has everything you want to eat."


(Succesor to McLaughlin Bros.)



Can give dealers inside figures on all goods in my line.



Arkansas City, Kans.

NOTICES: Canned Vegetables, Cheap at McLaughlin's.

You can buy Wool Twine cheap of McLaughlin.

Buy your Harvest supplies of McLaughlin.

McLaughlin has Corn Bran and Chop Feed.

McLaughlin has anything you want to eat.

The Ladies of the M. E. Church will give a Hot Maple Sugar and Biscuit Festival, on Wednesday evening, May 24th, in Huey's building, on Summit Street. Everybody is cordially invited.

Judging from the appearance of C. R. Sipes' and G. W. Miller's store rooms, the old fashioned stoves will take a back seat this summer and give place to oil and gasoline stoves. A decided change for the better.

T. C. Bird and son returned from the Territory last week with 119 head of cattle purchased of the Pottawatomie and Seminole Indians. They are holding the same in the Territory, some fourteen miles south of this city.












W. F. Dickinson, one of the oldest settlers in Bolton Township, returned to his first love, from California, yesterday. We think he has come to stay this time, and commend him therefor, for he owns one of the best improved places in the township.

The Ancient Order of United Workmen will hold their picnic at Riverside Park, in the city of Winfield, on Thursday, May 25th, 1882. All the lodges in the southwestern part of the State are invited to attend and bring their families.

Frank Speers had a valuable horse severely injured last Monday morning by running foul of the barbed wire that surrounds Newman's pasture, in which it was loose. All barbed wire fences should have at least one board on top, to prevent such


The initial number of the Redfield Courier; published at Redfield, Dallas county, Iowa, by J. T. Floyd, is before us. Its editor was formerly one of Cowley county's foremost school teachers, and we heartily wish him and his new enterprise a long life of prosperity.

The following named gentlemen are the delegates to the Emporia convention from Sumner county: J. M. Herman, Mulvane;

O. E. Kimball, Oxford; Dr. Cutler, Grand Haven; Wm. Crimble, Caldwell; J. T. Showalter and Joseph Thralls, Wellington; H. C.

St. Clair, Belle Plaine.

With pleasure we record the return of Mr. Cassell, of Mattoon, Illinois, to this city. He intends, we understand, to permanently locate and take charge of the City Hotel. Mr. Cassell is a whole-souled, genial gentleman and with such a landlord, the house is bound to be a success in every sense of the word.

SHEEP FOR SALE. Attention is called to the fact that Messrs. Knott Bros., in this issue, offer for sale during the month of June over 2,500 head of fine Merino, Cotswold, and selected Missouri sheep. This is a good opportunity for all desiring to purchase sheep.


During the month of June 2,500 head of Sheep consisting of Grade Merinos, Grade Cotswolds, and selected Missouri Sheep.

Ten Choice Merino Rams and Ten High Grade Cotswold Rans. The sheep are well located for range and water six miles south of Arkansas City and one and a half mile south of State Line.

Knott Bros.








We are pleased to note the return to this city, last week, of Mr. G. W. Abbott from Avon, Illinois. Mr. Abbott is accompanied by his wife and two children and will, we hope, permanently locate here. At present he is engaged in superintending the fitting up of the machinery and putting in running order Wm. Speers' new flouring mill.

We received a pleasant call from Messrs. H. V. Lowe and A. Fuller last week and enrolled them on the books of the TRAVELER for the coming year. These gentlemen are lately from Illinois and have invested heavily in stock, which they are holding south from Maple City. We gladly welcome such men to our county, as the stock interests of Cowley is but yet in its infancy.

We call attention to the new "ad" of the Chicago Lumber Co., which appears in this issue. By a perusal of the same, it will be seen that they keep on hand a full complement of everything pertaining to the lumber business and in addition thereto a goodly assortment of screen doors and the celebrated Tascott's ready mixed paints. Mr. F. C. Leach is the resident manager and all who may have occasion to need anything in this line will receive every attention at his hands.





F. C. LEACH, Resident Manager.


The Democrat says: "We now have our office connected with Vawter & Loomis, in Matlack's block."

We infer telephone connection is meant; but in any case, Vawter & Loomis have the sympathy of the community.

Mr. R. B. Norton, a nephew of L. C. Norton of this city, made us a pleasant call last Monday morning. Mr. Norton is located at Caldwell, where he has a flock of fine Merino sheep. It is his intention to drive about 100 head of rams to this section and hold them for sale here, later in the season. Parties wishing good stock can then obtain them.











The ice cream festival given by the ladies of the First Presbyterian Church in Huey's building last Wednesday evening was very largely attended and judging from the gusto with which ice cream, coffee, and cake were dispatched, the edible and social characteristics of the meeting were duly appreciated. We understand the net proceeds amounted to forty dollars. Dot vas petter as goot.


The members of the Executive Committee of Cowley county Agricultural and Horticultural Society are hereby requested to meet at the Courier Office in Winfield on Saturday, May 27, 1882, at 2 o'clock p.m. without fail.

T. A. BLANCHARD, Secretary.

NOTICE. There will be a Cemetery meeting held at the Parker Schoolhouse on Monday evening, May 29th, 1882, at 7 o'clock, p.m., for the purpose of a general settlement with the Treasurer and Secretary, and transacting all general business. The fence is about completed, and all are requested to attend without fail. By order of



M. LEWIS, Committee.


The most nonsensical piece of business we know of are the facilities for sending a telegram from here to Winfield. You can send a boy on foot with the message and get returns quicker than sending by telegraph. It appears that they either send the message from here to Kansas City or Wellington and thence to Winfield. We suggest that they either take down their wire or try to accommodate their customers, especially when they charge for it.

The Round-Up.

The "Round-Up," now in progress in the Indian Territory south of this city, has so far passed off very quietly. Latest information shows work in the Northern Division now in progress, on the Salt Fork east of the Chisholm trail; in the Middle Division, on Turkey Creek, southwest of Pawnee Agency; and in the Southern Division, on the North and South Canadian rivers. The work is not taking so long a time as was expected, and the stock, as a rule, are in excellent condition.










TRAVELER, MAY 24, 1882.

Several Lies Nailed.

CRESWELL TOWNSHIP, May 20th, 1882.

Ed. Traveler:

Permit me space in your paper to reply to an article which appeared in last week's Democrat. It is so evidently the work of spleen, and comes so near to downright intentional lying that I do not feel it right to let it pass. The article referred to is headed "A Pretty Kettle of Fish," but it is too wordy for reproduction here.

In the first place the issue was not Hackney, or anti-Hackney, but Whiskey, or anti-Whiskey--such issue being made secretly by a few persons; and some good temperance men put on the ticket to give it tone, and the Democrat know such to be the case.

Secondly--Creswell township was represented in the Convention by the ticket elected with the exceptions shown below, the reason of which exceptions will be seen by the following extracts from the report of the Committee on Credentials.

Creswell Township: Delegates--G. S. Rarick, W. M. Sleeth, T. Fairclo, R. H. Reed, U. Spray, W. H. Speers, S. Matlack.

Alternates--A. Dunn, A. J. Pickering, I. Barnett, R. J. Maxwell, Chas. France, J. L. Huey, John Williams.

We further recommend that J. B. Nipp cast the vote for R. H. Reed, that C. M. Scott cast the vote for U. Spray, and Calvin Swarts cast the vote for W. H. Speers for Creswell Township in this convention, those delegates and their alternates being absent.

Why the Democrat is so worked up on a Republican issue, and goes for Mr. Bonsall by name, is more than we can tell, unless it is on account of its editor being so badly scooped by the people when he ran against Bonsall for Police Judge a few weeks since.






Twenty-seven years ago there were ten newspapers in Kansas. Now there are 354.














TRAVELER, MAY 31, 1882.

The order abandoning Fort Dodge has been received, and the troops now there will be sent to Camp Supply, Forts Reno and Elliott.

Indian Industrial School.

The Indian Industrial School to be located in the Indian Territory, just south of Arkansas City, is no longer a myth. Word has just been received from Senator Plumb that his amendment to the general Indian appropriation bill, appropriating $25,000 for the Indian Industrial School, has become a law. The bill requires the school to be located in the Indian Territory, near the south line of the State of Kansas, convenient to the Ponca and Nez Perce reservations. The site selected is on the banks of the Chilocco, near the place where the three large springs flow into that stream.

$15,000 of the present appropriation is to be used in erecting buildings, and $10,000 to run the school for the first year. This is the best location we know of in the United States for such a school. An abundance of stone of the very best quality can be found nearby for all building purposes, and a better agricultural district cannot be found anywhere. The school will be convenient to all the Agencies, so that the distance to be traveled by the studeants will not be a drawback to attending it, and the farmers of Bolton township have no superiors in the State, and thus the students will have the advantage of observing first-class farming in the immediate vicinity of the school. We predict that the school will have a full attendance, also, for the reason that the scholars are afforded an opportunity to see their relatives and friends occasionally, and will feel more at home than in Pennsylvania.

They will also be far enough away from the uncivilized tribes to prevent their unruly influence being felt. It will have a tendency to make an industrious class of people of the tribes south of us, and will develop the resources of the best agricultural district in the Indian Territory. It means the occupancy of a large district of the now unoccupied lands near the south line of this county by the class of Indians who are anxious to become first-class farmers and stock raisers. It also means the shipment of the different kinds of commerce to and from this section of country at some time in the near future. It means incalculable benefits to the Indians, business for the businessmen of Arkansas City, and prosperity for Southern Kansas, if the present intentions are carried out as they should be. Our people will give every encouragement to such an enterprise, and we wish it the best of success.









TRAVELER, MAY 31, 1882.

Indians Naturalized.

A band of Kickapoo Indians, numbering twenty, perhaps, including squaws and papposses, were in the city yesterday, and ten of the braves appeared before Judge Morton and took out naturalization papers. They came from their reservation near Muscotah. Their reason for taking out the papers was that they might get the benefit of a recent law of Congress, which entitles good Indians to all the rights and privileges of citizenship.

Topeka Commonwealth.




TRAVELER, MAY 31, 1882.

From the Cheyenne Transporter.

The Secretary of the Interior has announced his intention to disarm all the Indian tribes.

Major Randall is expected in today with Capt. (?) Payne and twenty boomers, captured on the forbidden grounds of Oklahoma.

The management of the Medicine Lodge Cresset has been changed; the senior member of the former owners having sold his interest to L. M. Axline.

A number of Otoes and Kaws, from the northeast, and Kiowas and Commanches, from below, are visiting on this reservation this week, making things quite lively.

The Indians have a remarkable faculty of reading and remembering brands. They also trace them readily on paper or in the dust, and when shown a brand can soon tell if an animal bearing the brand has come under their observation among the Indian herds or in their locality. They also know the value of distinguishing marks upon their stock, and usually mark their animals while young with their own peculiar devices.
























Election Notice.

To the qualified voters of Creswell township, Cowley County, Kansas.

NOTICE is hereby given in persuance of a petition heretofore duly presented to the Township Board of said township, that on the 24th day of June, A. D., 1882, between the hours of 8 o'clock A. M. and 6 o'clock P. M., of said day at the usual place of holding elections in, and for said Creswell township, Cowley County, Kansas, a special election of the qualified voters of the said township will be held for the purpose of voting upon a proposition to issue the bonds of said Creswell townshhip, in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) payable with the interest thereon at the Fiscal Agency of the State of Kansas, in the city of New York City, New York. Said bonds to bear interest at the rate of seven percentum per annum, payable semi-annually and said bonds to be payable in not less than five nor more than thirty years, and said bonds to be issued and used for the purpose of building a bridge across the Arkansas river in said Creswell township, at the following point, to-wit: From the south end of the new portion of the bridge commonly known as the Arkansas river bridge, now extending partly across said Arkansas river, about three-eights of one mile west from the range line, between ranges three and four east, in Cowley county, Kansas, to the south and right bank of said river. Said special election to be conducted according to the general election laws of this State, and those voting in favor of building the bridge as aforesaid shall have written or printed on their ballots "For the bridge and bonds," and those opposed, "Against the bridge and bonds." By order of township Board, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Uriah Spray, Trustee.

May 30th, 1882. Wm. Sleeth, Treasurer.

W. D. Mowry, Clerk.


















TRAVELER, MAY 31, 1882.

A. A. Newman returned from the East yesterday.

High waters are reported from all sections of the country.

Will Griffith put a tin roof on Lafe McLaughlin's new brick building last week.

Mrs. H. P. Farrar left for the East last week, where she will spend the summer months.

The glass front is now in and the plastering of McLaughlin's new store is in progress.

Lafe Merritt, ye local of the Cheyenne Transporter, was in the city several days this week.

Joe Peck, of Texas, is holding a herd of about 100 ponies on the State line south of this place.

Mr. Knott has sheared his sheep, and is shipping his wool. Mr. Crocker shipped to Philadelphia, Pa.

Charles M. McIntire has completed his residence in the northwest part of town and is now occupying the same.

Mrs. B. C. Lent, of this city, started yesterday for Peekskill, New Yorrk, whither she goes to spend the summer season.

Mrs. William Gibby and Mrs. John Hollenbeck left yesterday for the East where they intend to remain during the summer.

We predict a very pleasant time for those who participate in the Y. L. H. M. social, in Huey's Hall next Friday evening.

We received a pleasant call last week from Mr. J. M. Medkiff, of Kentucky, who is here visiting friends and with a view of locating.

Rev. Laverty and Mr. Walker were in the city this week looking around at the manifold blessing that Arkansas City people enjoy.

During the rain of last Thursday the small bridge south of the Arkansas river was washed so that it is unsafe to croww with teams.

It is rumored that the Adams Express Company will withdraw from the Santa Fe road, leaving the express in the hands of the Wells Fargo.

A Coffee and Cake social will be held at the residence of Mr. O. P. Houghton this evening under the auspices of the ladies of the Presbyterian church.

The Santa Fe railroad company will plant twenty acres of land, near Dodge City, in timber, with a view of having a nice park five or ten years hence.










Information is received that several dogs in Pleasant Valley have been bitten by a mad dog, and consequently several cases of rabies may be looked for at any time.

Mr. A. Harnly has been down sick for over a week with an attack of pneumonia, but we are pleased to state the crisis has passed, and he is rapidly recovering his health.

At the meeting of the Highland Hall Company, last Saturday evening, the following gentlemen were elected as its officers for the coming year: T. H. McLaughlin, President; Geo. W. Cunningham, Vice President; H. P. Farrar, Secretary and


The Young Ladies Home Mission Society intend giving a Strawberry, Ice Cream, and Musical Social in Huey's Hall on Friday evening next, June 2nd, to which all are cordially invited to attend. The proceeds of the evening will be devoted to alleviating the wants of the poor in this vicinity, and we hope all will assist to make the affair a financial success.

Intelligence reaches us that W. A. Lindsey, a former Methodist minister of this city, but late of Udall, who owned a half interest in a team and buggy at that place, skipped out the other day with the same, but upon his arrival at El Paso, he discovered that they were on track of him, and left the outfit there. The horses and buggy were brought back, but Lindsey, the thief, is non est.

Quite a lively time we had with a refractory pack horse on Summit St. yesterday afternoon. The brute was laden with general supplies for the camp, and becoming scared commenced kicking, which caused the saddle to turn and then came a general scatterment of flour, coffee, peanuts, ginger bread, etc., to the infinite amusement of all on the street at that time.

An impromptu dancing party, in honor of Mrs. C. W. Bitting and her sister, Miss Julia Deming, was gotten up by some of their old-time friends on Monday evening last. The company, embracing the elite of the city, gathered at Huey's Hall, which had been prepared for the occasion, and it is needless to say a most enjoyable time was the result. As we were unfortunately pre-vented from attending, we infer that such was the case from the fact that the cheering strains of music and the tripping of dainty feet mid the labyrinths of the mazy dance was kept up till the midnight hour.








Mr. Knott finished shearing his sheep last week. Mr. Upton has sheared his also, Mr. Crowell has sheared a part of his. Mr. Fouts, Scott & Topliff, Mr. Maxwell, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Cole, and others have to sheer yet.

A little six-year old son of Wm. Birdzell, of this city, while playing last Saturday afternoon, had the misfortune to break his arm. A physician was promptly summoned, and the little sufferer is progressing as well as could be expected.

Sorghum seed was shipped from St. Louis, Mo., to this place at a cost of $2 per bushel, and $1.75 by express, and it was difficult to get even at that price. Farmers, make a note of this and have seed to sell next spring.

From a card we received we learn that C. C. Holland, a former resident of this city, is now a member of the firm of Messrs. Honlahan & Holland, Attorneys at Law, of Ordway, Aberdeen, and Fredrick, Dakota. Mr. Holland has our best wishes for his success.

Frank Chapin, of Pleasant Valley township, was quite

severely poisoned last week by inhaling poison from corn which he was planting, and had previously soaked in strychnine to prevent depredations by moles. He is recovering, but it was a close call. Courier.

Mr. W. H. Wright and daugher, of Bloomfield, Illinois, has been visiting his sister, Mrs. M. T. Kirkpatrick and family, in Creswell township, lately. During his trip to Kanss, he has visited several counties, but says, for farming purposes, Cowley county takes the palm.

MARRIED. Judge T. H. Soward and Miss Libbie E. Smith were married last Thursday afternoon at the Baptist church, Winfield, in the presence of a large audience of friends. The ceremony was pronounced by Rev. Cairns in a very impressive manner.

The A. O. U. W. picnic at Winfield, appointed for last Thursday, but postponed, came off yesterday. The train did not leave till 8 a.m., thus affording facilities for our people to take it in. The weather was fine and the attendance from this point large.











The many friends of Miss Emma Hagin, of this city, organized a little gathering in her honor, at the residence of A. D. Ayres, of this city, last Friday evening. The result was eminently satisfactory, being a complete surprise, and all who were fortunate enough to take part will ever retain a pleasurable recollection of the evening's enjoyment.

We received a pleasant call last week from Mr. L. A. Millspaugh, of Vernon township, who stated that he would be a candidate for Clerk of the District Court before the Republican Convention this fall. Mr. Millspaugh is a promising young lawyer, and has been admitted to the bar at Burlington, Iowa, and in this county, and is well fitted for the office he seeks.

Among the many improvements being made in the appearance of our business houses our attention was specially attracted by the Drug House of Messrs. Fairclo & Hollaway, who have repainted, refitted, and rearranged their establishment until it presents a most neat and tasty appearance, which speaks well for the business prosperity of the firm.

Mrs. W. J. Canfield, an old resident of this place, but for the past year located at Pueblo, Colorado, together with her little son and daughter, returned to the city last week. She reports things very dry and desolate in that country, and says she is glad to get back to the "land of the living" once more. Her husband will join her in about a month, and they will cast their future lot in our midst.

Among the many improvements being made in the city this spring, we notice that Mr. O. Stevenson has greatly added to the convenience and appearance of his residence property by the laying of a new sidewalk, the building and painting of a new fence, and the erection of a buggy shed. With the above improvements, together with beautiful flowers and house plants, which adorn his yard and windows, we think Mr. Stevenson has one of the cosiest little houses in our midst.
















Our friend, Mat St. John, has a curiosity in the shape of an animal of the species of canine and lupus, at the livery stable of W. C. Rickard. It is a small pup of a wolf which he brought from Kansas. It has every appearance of a bull dog's head and jaws, while the body has the shape and color of the wolf; has the hair of a grayish color, with a dark stripe along its back. We were permitted to see and handle it, but did not go very near to madame wolf, as she did not appear to be very amiable. He has been offered $10 for the animal, but refused to sell.

Olney (Illinois) Times.

One thing is certain: the writer of the above don't know much about a bulldog or the boys were playing a joke on him.

Highland Hall Company meets at the Cowley Co. Bank next Tuesday evening to arrange preliminaries for the location of a public hall building.

A meeting of the stockholders of the Highland Hall Company, for the purpose of hearing the report of the committee appointed to solicit propositions from parties owning lots suitable for the location of the Hall, will be held in the Cowley County Bank next Tuesday evening.

List of letters remaining uncalled for in the Post Office at Arkansas City, Kansas, June 18, 1882.


Adams, J. W.; Beck, Mrs. Lydia; Butterfield, W. A.; Barlow, J. D.; Brown, Manna; Clark, Albert L.; Crown, John; Clark, C. J.; Claire, C. W.; Curry, Joseph; Dolton, Lizzie; Drennan, Sarah; Elliott, J. W.; Fuller, Mrs. E.; Farmer, Lee; Dimmitt, Geo. M.; Houser, Wm. R.; Huffington, Emma; Ham, Charles D.; Horne, Hiram E.; Hunks, Marion; Johnson, George; Kutesman, Daniel; Kempton,

C. J.; Knox, A. A.; Lowe, H. V.; Lighton, Will.


Lindrum, J. F.; Lavis, David; Moore, Loyd E.; Milligan,

J. R.; Maples, Mary J.; McCandre, Pat; Mynes, H. S.; Martin, Roe; Martin, H. C.; Miller, O. P.; Miller, O. M.; Moore, Geo. P.; Moore, Mrs. Jasper; Moore, Mark; McKinney, Josey; Miller, G. W.; Newbrough, L. J.; Newton, J. P.; Phillips, Geo.; Shields, Dave; Scroll, James R.; Steavenes, Mary M.; Sutton, Geo. A.; Tupper, Delos; Wansley, Charles; Williams, Emma; Wright, George.

Persons calling for any of the above letters will please say they were advertised.












TRAVELER, MAY 31, 1882.


We have just received an assortment of fine double barrelled Shot Guns in latest styles with all improvements, and of first-class quality. Call and examine them. Howard Bros.

I have 20 Young Thoroughbred and high-grade short horn bulls for sale cheap at my ranch 7 miles south and 2 east of Arkansas City. Geo. B. Love.


Call and examine the Sulpho Carbolated Sheep dip before buying. Shepard & Maxwell.

Spectacles from 25 cents to $10.00 at Fitch & Barron's.






Buffalo Bill Robbed.

Denver, Colorado, June 1. Hon. W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) was robbed last night of his money and his personal jewelry, in all, valued at $2,000. Mr. Cody, wife, and daughter are stopping in this city with his sister. Mr. Cody says that there is no doubt but he will get the $1,000,000 of property on Euclid avenue, Cleveland. The property was his grandfather's homestead and embraced 260 acres of ground. Fifty acres was the portion of Elijah Cody, Buffalo Bill's father. The uncle of Buffalo Bill forged the deed which transferred it out of the family.





Potatoes $2.40 per bushel.

T. R. Gay, of Rock township, was in the city yesterday.

Mr. Knott sold his entire flock of 2,000 sheep to Dr.

Phraner last week.

Two carloads of patent barbed wire were delivered to the Indians last week.

There will be a sale of thoroughbred Shorthorn bulls at Caldwell on the 10th inst.

Trade was somewhat dull last Saturday--a very unusual occurrence for Arkansas City.

A threshing machine delivered to the Ponca Indians last week. How's that for "poor Lo?"








R. A. Houghton went to the Territory again today to tend to his cattle on the Black Bear.

Mr. and Mrs. Ream are in the city upon a visit to their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Shelden.

Charley France, late of the City Hotel at this place, is now at the Buttrey House, Wellington.

A Democratic paper is to be started at Winfield this fall, which is rumored to have good financial backing.

J. C. Withers, of West Bolton, called upon us last Monday and talked stock awhile.

The U. S. snag boat, Wichita, is now at work in the Arkansas between Fort Smith and the M. K. & T. railroad.

J. H. Sherburne, of Ponca Agency, Indian Territory, offers a herd of Indian Ponies for sale elsewhere in this issue.

W. J. Canfield and family are now occupying, as a residence, the Fitch property, on Northwest Summit street.

A. A. Newman was awarded the contract of supplying the Sac & Fox and Otoe Agencies with flour for the coming year.

Mr. L. D. Tidrick, who has been visiting his aunt, Mrs.

T. C. Bird, returned to his home at Winterset, Iowa, on Monday last.

Frank Wheelahan, who has been absent for the past six weeks, visiting his parents in Canada, returned to the city yesterday.

Our farmers are busy cutting wheat, and the general report is that it is the best sample in all respects ever harvested in this section.

R. A. Houghton, who has been absent looking after his interests in the Territory for the past two months, returned to the city last week.

The loss of property by the McAllister (Indian Territory) cyclone foots up $31,000, of which $10,000 was the property of the coal mining company.









Dr. J. T. Shepard is absent attending the American Medical Association, now in session at St. Paul, Minnesota. He will probably return in a week or ten days.

It's a boy! So says the postal card which reached us on the 30th ult., from Dayton, Ohio, and our old friend, Alfred Pruden, Jr., is the happy father. Shake.

We received a pleasant call from F. M. Vaughn, of East Creswell, last week, in the course of which he made a transfer of the "needful," for which he has our thanks.

The TRAVELER office was illuminated on Saturday last by the presence of two charming young ladies, in the persons of Miss Cal. Donelley and Miss Ella Bowers.

Mr. W. J. Canfield, of Pueblo, Colorado, formerly a resident of this place, put in his appearance in our city Saturday evening inst. He will permanently locate here.

The meeting of the Highland Hall Company held last night to locate the site for the proposed public hall, was adjourned till tonight, to meet at Masonic Hall at 8 p.m.

We call attention to the notice of yearlings for sale by Messrs. Foster & Shurtz, which appears in this issue. Anyone needing young stock will find this a good chance to buy.

The District Conference of the M. E. church has been in session at this place since Monday and will be brought to a conclusion this evening. Over thirty ministers are in


Dr. Phraner returned to his home at Sing Sing, New York, on Monday last. His son, Mr. S. Phraner, remains to take charge of the sheep purchased by Dr. Phraner from the Knott Bros.

The Entertainment for the benefit of the School Library, to be held in the Schoolhouse next Friday evening, bids fair to equal anything of its kind ever attempted here, and we recommend everyone to attend if possible.












We call attention to the card of Frederick Innis, artist and portrait painter, in this issue. Mr. Inns is a newcomer to our town, and we recommend all needing a portrait in oil or a landscape to give him a call.

CARD: Frederick Inns,

Portrait and Landscape



Drawing Class held every Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7 till half past 8 o'clock. Terms 25 cents per lesson. An advanced class, every Tuesday morning from 10 till half past 11. Terms 50 cents.

R. C. Haywood received the contract for the transportation of Indian supplies again this year, but Newman & Co. were underbid only about two cents on flour, thus losing it.

The water was allowed to run through the canal with both flood gates open, last Saturday, in order to wash out the mud deposited in the bottom. It did the business effectually. No fears are now entertained of the filling of the canal with debris.

Our pulpits were largely supplied by visiting ministers last Sabbath. Rev. Dr. Phraner, of Sing Sing, New York, at the White church, and Rev. Dr. Sankey, of Rochester, New York, at the U. P. church. Both are able men and preached most excellent sermons.

Cowley county has increased in population about 2,000 the past year. A most gratifying exhibit is made by the assessor's returns as to the increase in property valuation, and in every other particular. There is no better county than Cowley in Kansas. Leavenworth Times.

A copy of the Lawrence Tribune found its way to our sanctum last week, and in the course of perusal we encountered an article with ominous blue lines at the head, which turned out to be quite a complimentary notice of Cowley and Sumner counties. We reproduce the article in another column.

Captain Payne and a few of his followers were passed kindly but firmly out of the B. I. T. at Hunnewell Friday last by the military power of the U. S. The boomers were camped on Shoofly, a mile east of Hunnewell, Sunday, and the soldiers on the town site. So endeth the boom of this spring. Caldwell Post.









The Ice Cream Festival, given by the Young Ladies' Home Mission, in Huey's Hall, last Friday evening, was very well attended notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, and the company appeared to enjoy themselves muchly. The net proceeds, amounting to $21, will be devoted to furthering the charitable aim of the society.

Mr. O. F. Godfrey has purchased the P. O. Book Store of Mr. J. B. Walker, and took possession thereof on Monday morning. While we are sorry to lose Johnny from our list of businessmen, yet we doubt not Mr. Godfrey will run the business in a manner that will ensure a large patronage. See his ad.







A cattleman in the Indian Territory, who has been holding a herd of 2,000 head of cattle, called in his neighbors on the general round-up to come on his range and "cut out" the strays. This they did with the surprising result that 1,800 of the cattle proved to belong to outside parties, and less than a hundred belonging to the owner of the range. Drovers' Journal.

Mr. O. Stevenson brought to the TRAVELER office last Monday morning a sample of timothy grown upon his farm two miles east of the Walnut. The specimen is of fine thrifty growth, fully headed out, and will average three feet in height and looks as well as any we ever saw. Tally one more for southern Cowley.

Our citizens will remember that some two years ago, Maj. Broadhead, U. S. Paymaster, had a safe shipped from Leavenworth to Wellington by express, and that when he reached Fort Reno with it, $20,000 of its contents were missing. Last Saturday, a verdict was rendered in the U. S. court at Topeka, against the Pacific Express Company, in favor of the United States for this $20,000 and interest. Wellington Press.

Will Stewart, one of the b'hoys of the olden time, returned to the city, from the West, last week. He was accompanied by his wife and family, and thinks he will probably make his future home upon the farm in East Bolton. Good for you, Will.










Mr. A. J. Gilbert, of Bolton township, has had a revelation in the way of an enclosure for hogs, the result of which is that he now claims to have a fence that even his chickens won't go through. Mr. Gilbert set out posts 16 feet apart, and upon them fastened four barbed wires, the first 4 inches from the ground, the second 10 inches, the third 18 inches, and the fourth 30 inches, which is the height of the fence. The wire used was the Chicago Galvanized Barbed Wire, and was purchased of the Howard Bros., of this city. Mr. Gilbert says it is the best fence in every way that he ever saw, and recommends it to all as cheaper and more efficient than lumber or rail fences.

We understand arrangements have been completed by Mr. Newman to put up a brick store building on the lot just south of the old bakery, work to be commenced right away. This is one more cog in our city's wheel of fortune.

Messrs. A. H. Limerick, of Rock township, and T. J. Rude, of Windsor township, visited our office yesterday, and from the tenor of their remarks we conclude they have designs upon the county superintendency.

We publish an article on another page in this issue captioned "The Woman of the Future," by "Elivar," which we clip from Voice of Masonry. Apart from its merits, which are by no means small, it will be interesting to our readers as emanating from the pen of our townswoman, Mrs. J. C. Loomis.


We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. J. W. Scott, of Cadiz, Ohio, who is in the city paying a visit to his son, C. M. Scott, so well known in this county. Mr. Scott was returning from a business trip to Texas and dropped in on C. M. as he was returning. The old gentleman is more than three score and ten years of age, but is yet as spry as most of the young men.

DIED. At the residence of B. Goff, in Creswell township, Cowley county, on Saturday, June 3rd, 1882, of consumption, in the thirtieth year of his age, Monroe Goff. The deceased leaves a wife and one child to mourn the protecting arm of husband and father. The funeral was preached at the father's house on June 4th at 2 p.m., after which the remains were conveyed to Riverview Cemetery, whither they were followed by a large number of relatives and friends.










The Santa Fe Pay car recently ran over and killed the valuable bull and injured another belonging to Mr. H. H. Davidson, of Wellington. It will be well for those owning valuable stock on the line of the R. R. to remember that they have no recourse in such cases against the railroads in counties where the herd law is in force. The law requires each man to fence his own stock in and off of the railroad track, of course. Neither an individual nor the railroads are required to fence against another's live stock.

Library Benefit.

A literary, musical, and dramatical entertainment will be given Friday evening, June 9th, 1882, at the High School building, of Arkansas City, Kansas, byu the members of the senior department of the City High School.

LISTING PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Miss Lida Whitney, C. T. Atkinson, C. L. Swarts, J. W. Warren, Miss Hannah Gilbert, Miss Myrtle McNelly, Miss Emma Theaker, H. G. Vaughn, Misses Sarah Hill and Ella DeBruce, E. S. Donnelly, H. L. Finley, W. D. Mowry, Charley Chapel, Miss Linnie Peed, Miss Mollie Christian.

Admission 25 cents. Children under 12: 15 cents.

Doors open at 7 p.m., performance to commence at 8. Proceeds for benefit of School Library.





Clips From the Courier.

Frank Small, who was sentenced to the penitentiary from this county some three years ago for killing Starbuck, has been released, having shortened his term by good behavior.

Jim Finch is the victim of a very serious accident. While alighting from a buggy he slipped and fell, breaking his leg in two places. He is now laid up for repairs, and is suffering considerable pain.







Thinking my friends in Cowley county would like to hear from me, I thought I would write a few lines for your valuable paper. Myself and family arrived here all right, and I have got entirely well of the chills, but I still have the rheumatism as bad as ever.






Mrs. Bone's health is not as good here as in Kansas. The prospects for crops here is not flattering. It has froze for the last two nights till the corn and potatoes are killed down to the ground. Iowa will beat Kansas growing vegetables and corn, but wheat growing in Iowa is about played out. I think there was more wheat raised in Cowley county last year than in the whole State of Iowa. I am getting home sick and want to see the Sunny South; am getting tired of the mud, have seen more mud here this spring than I have have seen in Kansas for the last six years. This has been a hard winter and spring on cattle in this neighborhood, about ten percent of them died for the want of something to eat. Feed is very scarce and high. You can't get hay at any price; corn is selling at seventy-five cents per bushel. Times here are dull and the friends here are talking up Oregon pretty strong. Some of them have gone there to look at the country. If they report favorably, several families will move there this fall.







New carriages received at P. Pearson's.

WANTED. A good capable Girl to do Housework. I will give a good capable girl $200 for one year's work. T. H. McLaughlin.


200 head of yearlings, also have about fifty head of one, two and three year-old heifers which we will sell reasonable, or will exchange for same age sters, as we desire to handle older cattle. Ranche on Chilocco, six miles south of Arkanss City.

Foster & Shurtz.

June 3rd, 1882.


I have a herd of about seventy (70) head of Fine Indian Ponies I will sell. Would prefer to sell the Whole Bunch.

Address J. H. Sherburne,

Ponca Agency, Ind. Ter.

Wanted. A girl to do general housework.

J. H. Sherburne,

Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.

I have 20 Young Thoroughbred and high-grade short horn bulls for sale cheap at my ranch 7 miles south and 2 east of Arkansas City. Geo. B. Love.









TRAVELER, JUNE 14, 1882.

Owing to circumstances over which, we regret to say, we have no control, the Daily Capital is now the official State paper.

Commonwealth. June 10, 1882.

Churches and Indian Agents.

Secretary Teller has decided that hereafter the selection of Indian Agents will not be made upon recommendation of church organizations. Speaking upon this subject he said: "I think it has been a signal failure. The repeated changes in agents indicate this. The official life of an agent has not exceeded an average of eighteen months for a number of years. An agent would not get fairly acquainted with his Indians before he would be found to be incompetent, and turned out. This system involves also divided responsibility between the departments and the churches. I think the department should be held responsible for the character of its employees, and it can certainly select just as good men as churches can."






The Coming Health Resort of the South West,

Its Business and General Prospects.

On Wednesday of last week, in company with J. W. Scott, of Cadiz, Ohio, and his son, C. M. Scott, we made a flying visit to this new and prosperous burg, which is fast becoming one of the most popular health resorts of the West. Driving along on the east side of the Arkansas river, through a magnificent farming country, now adorned with waving fields of golden grain, in some instances already bending before the harvester, we could not help but fell how glorious a country this was of ours. About four miles up the river, from Arkansas City, as Geuda looms into view, one can hardly realize that a few short months ago the present thriving town did not exist; not even on paper. Crossing the river on the ferry, run by W. V. McCormick, we climbed the river bank and came in full view of the town of Geuda, glistening in the sunshine of a bright June day, about one mile distant. Upon arriving at our destination, and having turned our team over to the care of D. A. McIntire, formerly one of Arkansas City's liverymen, we looked around with a view to dinner, and were directed to the Hotel run by J. A. Notestine, where we partook of as good a meal as one could wish, but totally unlike the bill of fare we indulged in, on nearly the same spot, ten years since.






After refreshing the inner man, we took in the town, and an idea of its goaheadativensss will be inferred from the following list of its places of business.

Our old friend, Jake Musgrove, late of South Haven, has a large store, from which he dispenses Dry Goods, Groceries, and Hardware, and almost opposite his place is a large frame two story Hotel, just completed but not yet occupied.

A. W. Patterson has also a frame building in the city, which will be occupied next week.

Mr. Turner is running a Grocery, Flour, and Feed Store.

J. A. Notestine, the Hotel above mentioned, and James Stiner is also running a Hotel and Restaurant.

Dr. Cutler and Q. M. Bixler are each engaged in the Drug business.

Mr. W. N. Hubbell has an Ice-cream and Confectionery establishment, and almost opposite the Bath House we noticed a Photograph Gallery, which affords newcomers an opportunity to test the effects of the water upon them by being "took" upon their arrival and at departure.

Messrs. Ferguson & McIntire have a large and well stocked livery barn, and are doing a lively business, and immediately south of their stable will be found the blacksmith shop of Joe Jolly.

There are two carpenter shops, one of Allen & Son, and the other is run by M. B. Wilson.

The Chicago Lumber Co. has also a yard here, which is under the supervision of Mr. Roberts, who was formerly in the lumber yard at this city.

The tonsorial art is represented by an establishment, and Dr. Griffith has an office in the town.

The Bath House has been much improved since our last visit, and the work of enclosing the seven wonderful mineral springs, from which the place is rapidly gaining notoriety, is under way. In addition to the places of business, above mentioned, there are some thirty residences on the town site, all of which are occupied.

Just before leaving, we drove over to the salt works of Mr. James Hill, which we found in active operation under the supervision of T. McIntire, who informed us that he had 100 vats in working order, which, under favorable circumstances, would yield from 15 to 20 barrels per week.

Business generally was good, and all the townspeople, with whom we talked, were well satisfied with the progress of their city, and fully persuaded of a glorious future in store for them and it.









Wishing to see as much country as possible, determined our part to drive home through Bolton township instead of returning by the ferry, and the panorama of agricultural beauty that greeted our eyes on every side must be seen to be appreciated. Wheat in large fields, of golden promise, were to see been on all sides, together with oats and corn growing splendidly. In some cases, especially on the farms of Messrs. Shurtz and Stiner, the wheat looked, and indeed was, ready for the knife of the reaper, the whirring of whose machinery could occasionally be heard as it swept through the more ripe pieces of grain. The farmers of Bolton township have, indeed, much to be grateful for, as their lot is evidently cast in one of the best countries out of doors.

As we drove back into Arkansas City, we could truthfully say that the drive had been one beautiful picture, without a single blemish to mar its brightness.





TRAVELER, JUNE 14, 1882.

The school term ended last Friday.

Strawberries at the M. E. Church tonight.

Sidewalks are being constructed in various locations on Summit Street.

Mrs. Thos. E. Berry, of Pawnee Agency, is in the city visiting friends.

The new firm of Hilliard, Patterson & Co. have an "ad" in this issue. Read it.


King Berry went to Kansas City last week with four hundred head of fat steers.

C. G. Thompson, our jovial livery man, spent Sunday with the boys of Wichita.

Charles Schiffbauer and C. Mead made a business trip to Osage Agency last week.

John Kroenert, of the Diamond Front, has secured the ser-vices of S. J. Mantor as clerk.









The new Baptist church at Winfield, which was dedicated last Sunday, week, cost $12,000.

Messrs. Ira Barnett and L. C. Norton will shortly make a business trip to the Indian Territory.

W. V. McConn, of the TRAVELER, was in the city today making collections. Courant.

Capt. Will O. Whiting and Miss Belle Miller, of the Courant, visited this place on the first day of the week.

Johnny Houston, one of the old-time boys, was in the city Saturday, and chinned the TRAVELER some.

Supper at 6 o'clock this evening at Huey's Hall with strawberry attachments, in aid of the M. E. church tower.

Chas. Hutchins returned home from a short visit to Indiana last week, bringing with him his brother-in-law's sister.

T. J. Gilbert, the Kaw trader, was in the city last Monday, on business, as usual. Mrs. Gilbert accompanied him.

Capt. Nipp is to the front again with a lot of first-class ponies, which we understand he will hold for sale at this place.

Miss Jennie Lorry, one of Winfield's charming, young ladies, was in the city last week visiting her friend, Miss May Benedict.

Koots-koots-hah-ats-wa, is what the Nez Perce Indians have to say for boy. At that rate it would take them all day to say man.

The father of Mr. Liebrick is in town visiting his son, Samuel. It is a good thing to have the old gents come around



Ed. Hutchinson, formerly of this place, but late of Newton, spent several days in our city recently visiting friends and relatives.











Mr. O. P. Houghton returned from the Territory last Sunday, where he has been for several days looking after his stock


Mr. Ab. Christy, of Bolton township, called upon the

TRAVELER last week.

Esquire Linton, of Bolton, was in the city last Saturday and found time to have social chat with us at the TRAVELER.

Notice has been received at the Agency that the Pawnee, Otoe, and Ponca Agencies will be combined in one Agency, and a new Agent appointed.

The store of Maple City was struck by lightning in the late storm, stunning the clerk and tearing the weather boards off each side of the building.


The Opera House will be built on lots seven and eight, Block sixty-eight, or in the center of the first block south of Central Avenue, on the east side.

T. R. Johns, of Maple City, is here with his flock of 1,200 sheep to be located on Duck Creek, Indian Territory. He sold his wool for 18, 20, and 22 cents.

Mr. D. G. Wetmur, of Minneapolis, is in the city on a prospecting trip and found time to drop into our sanctum for a pleasant chat.

"Do we like peaches?" Well, you just ask S. E. Maxwell. But then, may be, it was on account of the extra size and beauty of his clings. Please come again.

Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, who have been visiting relatives in this city, returned last week to Kansas City, where they intend to make their home for the present.

Col. Alexander, R. H. True, G. A. Rhodes, Ed. Likowski, and W. J. Keffer are among the Cowley county people with Capt. Norton in Florida, raising oranges.

Harry Hill, who has been attending the Baker University for the past three months at Baldwin City, Kansas, came home on Friday last. He will return again in September.








Mr. V. M. Ayres, of the Canal Mills, of Arkansas City, was in town Wednesday night. He says that harvest has already commenced in the great Arkansas Valley. Independent Star.

HYMENAL. Mr. W. H. Curtis, of New York, and Miss Mae Benedict, of this city, will be united in the bonds of matrimony at the residence of the bride's parents at 8 o'clock this evening. So says the invitations.

Geo. Allen, who has been painting at Ponca Agency, has returned to the city.

Miss Mary Parker and Miss Susie Hunt are visiting the Misses Sample at their home in West Bolton.

Frank Jennings, our county attorney, and his party passed through the city last week on their return from a hunting trip in the Nation.

The lumber yard changed its location, temporarily, last Monday evening, but has since got back to its old stand. Drat that wind, anyhow!

Conductor and Mrs. J. E. Miller with their daughter, Julia, and Miss Fanny Forrester spent Sunday last with friends in Wichita, returning to their home in this city Monday.

Mrs. Lowry was in town last Saturday morning with lots of garden truck as usual. Amongst other things she had some fine large lettuce plants, some of which weighed three pounds.

Our old townsman, Silas Parker, writes us from Pueblo, Colorado, and says he wants the TRAVELER sent to him there.

Mr. Mulin, special agent of the "Old" Hartford Fire Insurance Company, was in the city Monday looking after the interests of his company. Mr. Mulin and Dr. Loomis were school boys


W. H. Curtis, of Cambridge, New York, arrived in the city on Friday last, whither he comes for the purpose of--of--well, of visiting his friends. He will probably remain in our midst for several weeks. [ANOTHER COLUMN REFERS TO HIS FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE TO MISS BENEDICT.]










E. D. Bowen, one of our first townsmen, but now of Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas, was in the city last week upon a visit to old friends and of course did not fail to pay his respects to the


The Sunday School concert held at the M. E. church last Sunday evening was decidedly interesting, and the church building was crowded to its utmost capacity to accommodate the congregation that assembled there.

Black face ties are still more worn than white ones, but cream and ecru are beginning to be seen. Colored net, matching the costume, and spotted with beads, is sometimes tied in a full bow round the throat, the ends pulled out.

Gray Cloud, a chief among the Dakota Indians, who was sentenced to be hung for his part in the outbreak of 1862, but was pardoned by President Lincoln, is now one of the most active Christian ministers in that region.

The Arkansas City Silver Cornet Band is putting in full time fitting themselves for the Fourth. Practice makes perfect, and we feel safe in saying that 'ere long our Band will eclipse any band in this section of the country.

Stacy Matlack has despatched several loads of lumber to the Pawnee Agency, where he intends to open up a trading store, to do which he is licensed by the U. S. Department of the Interior. This will give Pawnee Agency two traders, Mr. T. E. Berry and Mr. S. Matlack.

Apropos of Indians, a gentleman from Dakota says that the government sent bed springs to the nomadic inhabitants of that territory, who stabled their ponies in houses built of United States lumber, and occupied by preference wig-wams and dug-outs of their own construction.

Mr. O. Stevenson has our thanks for a basket of very fine Early Rose potatoes placed upon our table. They were perfect beauties, large in size, well shaped, and when cooked fully came up to the expectations indulged in by reason of their promising appearance. They were raised upon Mr. Stevenson's farm, east of the Walnut.










The choir of Grace Church, of Winfield, will give a prominent Concert and Social, at the Opera House, on Thursday evening of this week. One hour of vocal music, one hour of instrumental music, during which refreshments will be served, to be followed by a couple of hours of social dancing. An invitation is

extended to all.

Mr. J. W. Scott, father of our C. M., returned to his home, at Cadiz, Ohio, last Thursday, after a visit in our city of several days. Mr. Scott is one of the most pleasant old gentlemen we have ever met, and we hope he may be spared to visit us again. He was accompanied by his son as far as Kansas City, on his return journey.

Wm. Newton, Winfield's popular harness man, and formerly a resident of this city, was in town yesterday and amongst other old friends favored us with a call. He says our town has improved wonderfully, and he was much surprised at the changed aspect of things in general. Our latch string is always out, William.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. Last Monday evening during the storm a bolt of lightning struck a flock of sheep belonging to T. R. Johns, which they were holding one and a half miles north of

J. J. Estus' place in Silverdale township. Three herders were stunned, their horses knocked down, and several sheep killed, beyond which no permanent harm resulted.

MARRIED. On Wednesday, June 7th, Mr. Chas. Hutchins, of Arkansas City, Kansas, and Miss Emma Warner, daughter of J. B. Warner, of Middlebury, were united in matrimony. The young couple started at once for their home in Kansas. The Record joins with their numerous friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous life. Middlebury (Indiana) Record.

We are surprised, Charles, but delighted to wish you the happiest of journeys, just the same.

In the statistical article, published two weeks since, several errors have been discovered, which are herein corrected.

The average assessed value of cattle in Silverdale township was shown to be $6.36 per head. It should have been $10.45 per head. The average assessment of hogs as shown by the assessor's footings, was 83 cents per head. A clerical error was committed, which, when corrected, raised the average to $1.03 per head.









The ladies of the M. E. Church will give a Social this evening at Huey's Hall. The tables will be spread at 6 p.m., and strawberries will be one of the main attractions. One of the later features of the social will be a selection of instrumental music by the Arkansas City Silver Cornet Band.

Herman Godehard expects to be in his new store by Saturday next.

The A. A. Davis building is being moved, to make room for

A. A. Newman's building.

Fred Wahlemaire had a curiosity in town last week in the shape of some Chester Red Pigs.

T. Brandenburg, one of West Bolton's energetic farmers, made us an appreciated and pleasant call yesterday.

Mrs. Geo. O. Allen announces in this issue that she is prepared to supply hair work of every description. Read her notice.


Mrs. George O. Allen would beg leave to inform the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity that she is now prepared to furnish them with everything in the line of hair goods. Switches, natural curls for frizzes, waves, coquets, curls, puffs, etc. Hair switches rooted and made to order. Crimping pins and invisible nets of real hair.


One door south of Mrs. Henderson's Millinery store.

Mrs. L. H. Theaker and family left on Monday's 3 p.m. train for Ghalliger, Ohio, to be absent several months visiting relatives and friends.

Ira Barnet has put up a model worm fence on his residence lots. He toted us round in his buggy to see it so we know it's a "boss" institution.


YES! ARTICLE SAID "worm" fence...???

Mr. S. J. Rice, of West Bolton, placed upon our table some very large samples of Spring onions and lettuce, the latter especially being large and tender, for which we return thanks.











Mrs. James Hill and Mrs. Emma Chenoweth started on Monday's afternoon train for Spring Vale, Ontario, Canada, wither they go to visit friends and relatives. They will probably be absent several months.

Mr. W. V. McConn is authorized as an agent of the TRAVELER for taking subscriptions, orders for job work, advertising, making collections, etc., and any contracts made with him will be recognized at this office.

The total assessed value of real estate in the county is $1,870,086; of personal property, including railroads $1,262,713. Total valuation of all property this year, $3,132,799. Total valuation of all property last year, $3,079,971. Increase: $53,128.

The thunder and rain storm last Monday evening was attended by a strong gale of wind, which did considerable towards getting up a scare at one time. No damage of any moment, however, was done, and beyond a stable or two and one or two tents upset, no casualties are reported.

LATER. The wind storm of last Monday blew down two chimneys on Mr. Barnett's residence, and the family becoming scared, found refuge in Mr. Spray's house. No sooner were they there, however, than a shed in the rear of the house blew over and against Mr. Spray's house, slightly damaging it, and not by any means tending to allay the fears of its occupants. A chimney on W. Birdzell's house was blown over and a small kitchen at the rear of J. W. French's home was moved a little from its foundations, and one door badly demoralized. Mr. S. B. Adams reporrts many of his trees as badly damaged and apples and peaches blown off by the bushel.

We would particularly call attention to the fact that warm weather is approaching, and the advisability of overhauling the yards, alleys, etc., of our city. Piles of manure and filth are the breeders of malarial fever and countless other diseases, and the sooner they are removed, the better it will be for the general health of our people.

A little child of Mr. Vanderpool, living near Sun City, about the 15th of May, swallowed a staple used in fastening wire on a barb-wire fence. These staples are about an inch across and over an inch in length. Although it has been over twenty days since the child swallowed the staple, so far, no bad effects have resulted.






Mr. L. P. Stephenson brought into our office this morning the most magnificent sample of peaches we ever saw. On one little twig about three feet long, were twenty-six finely developed specimens of fruit, crowded together as thickly as they could cluster, and presenting a most beautiful appearance. They were of the Early Amsden variety, of which Mr. Stephenson has 81 trees now just ripening. Montgomery county will challenge the world in peaches this year. Independence Star.

There is now on our table a sample of bearded wheat handed us by Mr. Brainard Goff, which we think is hard to beat anywhere. It is of the Egyptian variety, with very large ears (averaging six inches in length) and the kernels thickly clustering. In one ear we counted over one hundred grains. Mr. Goff brought the seed from back East some years ago, where he says he has seen it yield at the rate of sixty-three bushels to the acre. We congratulate Mr. Goff upon having fourteen acres of the best wheat we have seen so far this season.

At the meeting of the Highland Hall Company, last Wednesday, the matter of location came before the meeting, and the votes were largely in favor of having the building located on the two lots between the meat market and L. Small's grocery on East Summit St. One of the lots is now occupied by Stedman Bro's. Hardware Store. We understand some desire has been manifested to make a trade of the site selected, in favor of the two corner lots in the same block, now occupied by C. R. Sipes' building, but nothing of this matter has, as yet, been officially brought before the stockholders of the Highland Hall Company.

To the Farmers of Cowley County.

GENTLEMEN: Let me urge upon you the importance of securing specimens of agricultural products for our fair in September, with a view of displaying the same at the State fair. Specimens of wheat, oats, rye, grass, etc., should be carefully gathered and cured in the straw, taking pains to select the best filled as well as the tallest straw. Place your name upon the same, giving kind, time of growing, time of harvesting, kind of land upon which sown, and manner of sowing. Specimens of fruits may be kept in the natural state, or by canning or preserving in alcohol. We are determined to make the fair in Cowley a success, and in order to do so it is only necessary that you take hold of the matter with this object in view. Our premium list will be ready for circulation in a few days. Persons who desire a copy may procure the same by addressing the Secretary at Winfield.

T. A. BLANCHARD, Secretary.









Library Benefit.

The entertainment at the schoolhouse last Friday evening was well attended and the programme, though slightly varied from that announced, was very interesting. Mis Myrtle McNelly and Miss DeBruce favored the audience with well rendered vocal and instrumental music, while Miss Lida Whitney and Miss Emma Theaker recited selected pieces in a pleasing manner. Messrs. Warren and Vaughn favored the company with a reading and declamation, and Professor Atkinson gave the "Boys in Blue." The evening's enjoyment was terminated by the Drama "Once Upon a Time," all the characters in which were well supported, but Miss Mollie Christian in the sugar scene and Charlie Chapel's chicken scrape were simply immense, bringing down the house. The house was crowded to the utmost and the net proceeds of the evening amounted to about $24, which will be devoted to purchasing books for the school library.

Our Schools.

Reports of our teachers exhibit the following.

First Primary: 112 pupils.

Second Primary: 57 pupils.

Intermediate: 83 pupils.

Grammar: 71 pupils.

Senior: 97 pupils.

Total: 420 pupils.

The year has been one of general progress considering the classification at the commencement of the year, and the crowded condition of the departments. The supervision has not been what the Principal would desire, as he is required to teach the entire time, which renders personal supervision impossible. During the coming year it is believed the Board will grant one hour each day, to the Principal, for the supervision of the lower grades.

Physical Geography, Algebra, Book Keeping, U. S. History, and the common branches have been completed by the advanced pupils of the High School. To these branches will be added: Constitution of the U. S., Geometry, Latin Grammar, Latin Reader, Latin Prose, Composition, Philosophy, Botany, Physiology, Rhetoric, and Astronomy.

Twenty-nine volumes have been added to the Library, and sufficient money in the treasury for purchasing an equal number.












Material sufficient has been collected to establish a thorough grading, at the commencement of another year. It is believed that much work has been done, but the teachers are confidant that, with the full cooperation of the patrons, our schools can be placed at the head of Kansas' graded schools.

Such a result is desirable, and, if the earnest support of patrons and the regular attendance of pupils be secured, the teachers pledge that the object shall be accomplished.




Tax Notice.

All parties who have not paid their taxes or have paid them only in part will do well to take notice of the following facts.

The last half of unpaid personal taxes must be paid on or before June 20th, 1882, or a penalty of 5 percent will be added thereto.

Warrants for the unpaid last half of unpaid taxes will be issued on the 10th of July 1882.

Lands are advertised to be sold for delinquent taxes on July 10, 1882. Sale of the same takes place on the first Tuesday of the following September.

After sale, taxes and costs of sale draw interst at the rate of 24 percent per annum from date of sale until redeemed. In three years from date of sale, holders of unredeemed tax certificates will be entitled to deed.




TRAVELER, JUNE 14, 1882.

From the Wellington Press.

On Sunday night a couple of officers from Cowley county came to Wellington and arrested a man who was registered at the Commercial House as John Cook, on the charge of stealing a horse. Cook claimed to live five miles north of Arkansas City. The horse was stolen in Cowley county.

We understand that the Santa Fe company wants to get Geuda Springs into their possession, and have offered Mr. Mitchell $26,000 therefor. If the Santa Fe company gets hold of these springs, they will become a noted watering place in a few years.

During the thunder storm which passed over this city last Thursday evening, F. E. Frantz's house was struck by lightning. The chimney was ruined, the plaster all knocked off the house, the whole house considerably damaged, and the carpets and furniture ruined. There were four persons in the house, none of whom were seriously injured.









TRAVELER, JUNE 14, 1882.

From Pawnee Agency.

A friend of ours, recently returned from the vicinity of Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory, favored us with the following items from that neighborhood.

The general "Round Ups" with the cattlemen are nearly completed, although the ground first worked is to be worked again, owing to their having commenced so early in the season, a great many animals were not sufficiently shed off to show brands.

It is reported that small pox has made its appearance among the Sac & Fox tribe of Indians.

The Sac & Fox Indians have been making the rounds of the different Agencies horse racing, and from the success they seem to have met with, they evidently have been smart enough to procure a blooded race horse, which no doubt has handsomely reimbursed them for their outlay. Who says the Indian don't know anything?

A Pawnee man, while endeavoring to swim the Arkansas river, during the late rise, was drowned at the crossing north of Pawnee Agency. His body having washed upon a sand bar, when the water fell it could be seen, and is now bleaching in the effulgent rays of the summer sunshine, with an occasional cayote and turkey buzzard feasting upon all that is left of this once noble Lo. Not one of his people can be induced to properly care for the


BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. John McClaskey, of Pawnee Agency, a girl, usual size.

One lodge of the Pawnee tribe now have their tent pitched in Boston, Mass. No doubt they get all the beef they want for nothing down there, and it not more than half tainted. Could not philanthropic Boston accommodate about 299 more lodges?

The R. R. is within about 15 miles of the Arkansas river, and is rapidly being pushed forward.




TRAVELER, JUNE 14, 1882.

Butter and eggs taken in exchange for Groceries, Hardware, etc., at Schiffbauer Bros.


One car load of

Cortlandt Spring Wagons and

One car load of

Farm Wagons for

G. W. Cunningham.








TRAVELER, JUNE 21, 1882.

The Indians in the Nation have decided to support the bill establishing a United States Court in the Territory, and have instructed their delegates at Washington to support the bill. The court will be at Vinita, Muskogee, or Fort Gibson.

W. P. Hackney appears to be developing considerable strength in this county. He is known to be an earnest advocate of a railroad down the Arkansas river to Fort Smith; our people ardently desire the road to be built, and as Mr. Hackney is a man who will exhaust all resources before abandoning an enterprise, many think he ought to have a chance at opening up the Territory for the building of that road. Augusta Gazette.




TRAVELER, JUNE 21, 1882.

Fatal Accident.

Again we are called upon to record a distressing accident, with fatal result. Mr. L. F. Wellman, of Pleasant Valley, was driving to Winfield about 11 p.m., June 14th, and just as he drove over the railroad crossing, just beyond the south bridge, the wagon tongue became detached. The wagon ran to one side of the road, and with a sudden lurch, threw Mr. Wellman out upon his head and shoulders, breaking his neck. His two daughters, aged respectively, twelve and sixteen years, were with him when the accident happened. Mr. Wellman was probably about fifty years of age and was rather helpless and clumsy in his movements. The Coroner, Dr. Wells, was notified; but after viewing the remains and the scene of the accident, didn't deem it necessary to hold an inquest. We understand that the unfortunate man was in poor circumstances, and leaves a wife and quite a family of children. Mr. Joseph Hill, trustee of that township, has taken charge of the remains and will see that they have decent burial.

Winfield Courant.




















TRAVELER, JUNE 21, 1882.

The street sprinkler is kept busy.

Boom! Boom! Boom! One week from next Tuesday is the Fourth.

C. Mead returned from St. Louis yesterday.

J. B. Curry, of Hunnewell, was in the city last week.

Stacy Matlack visited Pawnee Agency during the past week.

Work upon the new tower of the M. E. church is progressing.

The new porch and awning in front of the City Hotel is a boss institutions.

The crossings in several parts of Summit street have been freshly graveled.

The TRAVELER has now several full blood Indians on its subscription books.

Several buildings are now in course of erection, in different quarters of the city.

Herman Godehard will now be found in his new quarters.

AD: Hermann Godehard, Baker, and Delar in



The best stock of GLASS AND QUEENSWARE in the county.

Goods at Lowest Possible Prices.





James R. Shipbauch, of Salt Lake City, Utah, is in the city visiting his aunt, Mrs. E. Watson.

Dr. J. T. Shephard returned from attending the Medical Convention at St. Paul, Minnesota, yesterday.

True blue is the prominent color of the 333 Grocery house presided over by L. Small, on east Summit St.

T. H. McLaughlin has added a full stock of queensware to the many other attractions of his grocery store.

Mr. Hollenbeck, now of Winfield, but formerly of the Territory, was in the city last Thursday, prospecting.

Geuda is going to have a paper of its own. The town is too new to have "a long felt want" for it to supply.








R. C. Haywood spent several days of the past week in our city. He now makes his headquarters at Emporia.

The old post office block has been surprised by an entire new coat of paint which very much improves its appearance.

Full particulars of the Glorious Fourth to be held at our celebration will be found in another column of this issue.

Messrs. Wyckoff & Son's store rejoices in a brand new coat of paint thus rending its appearance decidedly attractive.

Mrs. Thompson and daughter, of Emporia, arrived in our city last Friday, and visited their old friends, U. Spray and family.

Much damage has been done to the R. R. tracks by the recent heavy rains especially in the northeastern portion of the State.

On next Tuesday night there will be a business meeting of the Y. M. C. A., at their hall. All the members are urged to be present.

The Arkansas City Silver Cornet Band will be on hand at our Fourth, in Arkansas City. Geuda Springs can't toot with our horns, you bet.

Mr. Cyrus Dean, of Gibbon, Nebraska, writes us to send him the TRAVELER right along. We have much pleasure in complying with his request.

DIED. On Tuesday, June 13th, 1882, in Bolton township, in the 99th year of her age, Mrs. Mary A. Moss. The funeral took place the following day.

Next Saturday, an election to vote bonds for a bridge across the Arkansas river will be held in this city as per election notice...PRINTED THIS IN EARLIER EDITION!

Thomas E. Berry, wife and Miss Berry, all of Pawnee Agency, were in the city last week, but returned to their Territory house the latter part of the week.

J. N. Badley, one of Silverdale's prominent farmers, favored us with a call yesterday. He says that the wheat crop in his section will be simply immense.








Dr. Bowman, the Pawnee Indian Agent, was in the city last Wednesday.

Frank Hess did a larger insurance business last week than in any one week heretofore. He took up seven business risks and ten dwellings, averaging about $1,000 each.

Mrs. Phama Perry left on Friday's 3 o'clock train for Valley Mills, Indiana, where she will spend two or more months of the heated term visiting relatives and friends.

MARRIED. Dr. M. B. Vawter and Miss Alma Dixon will be married in this city, at 9:30 o'clock this evening, at the residence of Dr. J. E. Shepard. So readeth the cards.

D. F. Best, Winfield's sewing machine man, was in our city Saturday last and offered the best of terms to all parties in need of this most necessary adjunct to house-keeping.

Tom Gilbert, the Kaw trader, was in town last Saturday. Upon his return he was accompanied by Mrs. Thompson and daughter, of Emporia, who intend spending several weeks visiting Mrs. Gilbert.

Mr. J. W. Pugsley, of Winfield, Kansas, has moved his household goods down here and stored them, and will follow as soon as he can find a vacant house to move into. Mr. Pugsley has a sheep ranche on the Walnut, northeast of town.

Every sheep owner ought to raise his own sorghum. An acre of cane will keep ten sheep over winter, and as it can be cultivated at a cost of two dollars an acre at the maximum estimage, the expense of wintering sheep will be the merest trifle.

Miss Lena Jackson, one of Winfield's fair young ladies, accompanied by her cousin, Miss Rosa Laughlin, of Montana Territory, was in the city on Monday last, and among many other calls they favored the TRAVELER office with their presence.

Mr. J. R. Perry was iin town last Friday, and placed upon our table a lovely sample of ripe cherries, by far the best of the season.

Rev. Fleming will be absent next Sabbath among the Nez Perce Indians, taking part in Communion services. There be no preaching at the White church in the morning, but in the evening the pulpit will be occupied by Rev. Mr. Campbell; pastor of the

U. P. church, of this city.








Mr. James Hill has a new steam engine, at the gravel beds, by the aid of which he proposes to dredge the gravel from the bed of the Walnut river by a rather original method. No conception of the amount of work being done at the beds can be had except from a personal inspection.

Of the Intermediate Department of the Arkansas City Schools, the following pupils were neither absent nor tardy during the last month of school: Mattie Kirtley, Maud Benedict, Hattie Sipes, Alvin Clifton, Mattie Dixon, Clara Hoyt, Luna Ware, Morse Hutchison, Sherman Coulson.

In the bills scattered to advertise the Geuda Springs celebration, it is said "music by the Arkansas City and Geuda Springs Silver Cornet Bands." That is all right, the Arkansas City Silver Cornet Band will supply the best of harmony on the glorious Fourth, but Geuda Springs will have to come here to enjoy it.

The Washington correspondent of the Commonwealth says: "Col. E. C. Manning, a well known Kansan, is in this city with his family. He has sold out his interests in New Mexico. He has recently married a Boston lady and will probably buy a house here and engage in business. Manning is a money making fellow and can accumulate lucre anywhere, whether in Kansas, New Mexico, or Washington."

Mr. C. Ingersoll, of Beloit, Wisconsin, with his wife and daughter, has been visiting his brother, O. Ingersoll, of this city, during the past week. Mr. Ingersoll is editor of the Beloit Free Press, and we very much regret not being at home to welcome a brother of the quill when he favored our sanctum with his presence. The party returned to their home on the 15th inst., after a sojourn of ten days in sunny Cowley.

Our old friend, J. E. Miller, conductor on the Arkansas City branch, accompanied by his wife and a party of friends, came down Tuesday, and spent the time between trains in looking over the Queen of the Border. The party was composed of Mr. C. Ingersoll and wife, of the Beloit (Wisconsin) Free Press; Mrs. Matlack; and Mr. and Mrs. O. Ingersoll, of Arkansas City. The gentlemen of the party made this office a very pleasant call. Caldwell Post.











The festival given by the ladies of the M. E. church in Huey's Hall, last Wednesday evening, was fully up to the standard of excellence which is ever attained at entertainments of the kind. The supper tables were tastefully as well as plentifully spread with the best of edibles, with ice cream, strawberries, and coffee as prominent features. A jolly time was had, and the music supplied by the Arkansas City Cornet Band was fully appreciated. We learn the net proceeds of the evening amounted to $45.00, which, thanks to the enterprise of its members, will put quite a large stone in their new church tower.

We received a pleasant call yesterday from Mr. Phillips, of Jewett, Harrison county, Ohio, who is out upon a prospecting trip, with a view to permanent location. Mr. Phillips has been for years one of the prominent educators of his county, but has about decided to try a non-professional life for awhile. At this season of the year Kansas can sing her own praises, while the glorious crop prospects and prosperous condition of our citizens will prove the strongest kind of an argument in favor of this as a suitable spot for a newcomer to locate.

Important to Stockmen.

Major D. W. Lipe, treasurer of the Cherokee nation, has opened an office upstairs over the Stock Exchange bank, in Caldwell, where his only authorized agents, P. N. Blackstone and George Sanders, will receive and receipt for taxes on livestock grazed on the Cherokee strip. No grazing permit will be recognized by the proper authorities unless bearing the seal of the Cherokee nation and signed by D. W. Lipe.


Married at the residencea of the bride's parents, in this city, on June 14th, 1882, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. W. H. Curtis, of Cambridge, New York, and Miss Mae Benedict.

The ceremony took place in the evening, in the presence of invited friends, and the fair young bride and manly groom, as they took upon themselves the solemn vows "to love and cherish each other," seemed an embodiment of all that was pure and lovely in life. The many friends of the bride most heartily wish her a happy voyage on life's storm sea, and trust that many years of wedded bliss are in store for the happy couple. The presents were numerous and valuable, but the list is too long for insertion here.

The TRAVELER office was favored with cake and cigars, for which the boys return thanks coupled with the best of wishes for the future happiness of the bride and groom.









TRAVELER, JUNE 21, 1882.

Courier Clips.

Mr. Fred C. Hunt left last week for Barton, Polk Co., Fla., where he contemplates publishing a newspaper. Barton is a county seat, a promising town, needs a good paper, and Fred has the ability and energy to make one for them.

The Commissioners met last week as a Board of Equalization and did one of the most complete, fair, and just jobs of equalization ever done in this or any other county. The assessment on lands was reduced in nearly every township in the county from four to twenty-five percent. The value on horses was raised, or lowered, in most every township to an average of from twenty-nine to thirty-two dollars per head. The highest was left on Winfield, being $34 per head. The assessment on sheep was reduced 20 percent in Harvey, Pleasant Valley, and Windsor townships; and twenty-five percent in Silverdale. The assessment on cattle was reduced in Creswell from $14.31 to $12; in Dexter, from $14.40 to $12; in Maple, from $13.55 to $11; in Silver Creek, from $15.58 to $14. It was raised in Rock from $9.35 to $11; in Sheridan, from $7.88 to $10; and in Vernon from $8.95 to $11. The changes throughout were fair and impartial and divides the burden of taxation equally among all.




TRAVELER, JUNE 21, 1882.

Dissolution Notice.

We, the undersigned, hereby give notice that the co-

partnership in the livery business at Arkansas City, between

C. D. Marshall and C. G. Thompson has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts due the firm will be settled by either party at the Star Livery Stable where the books of the firm will be found.

Arkansas City C. D. MARSHALL,

June 6th, 1882. C. G. THOMPSON.
















TRAVELER, JUNE 21, 1882.








Yours Truly,


JUNE, 1882.





have been secured, and will fire salutes at various

times during the day.









is now coming up the



Balloon, etc.,

will comprise part of the amusements, and the day's festivities will be closed by a GRAND UNION WAR DANCE And MAMMOTH DISPLY OF FIREWORKS, JUST EAST OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.




and help us honor the Day we Celebrate.










TRAVELER, JUNE 28, 1882.

Captain Dave Payne is organizing another company for


The peach trees are so loaded with fruit near Arkansas City that the limbs have to be tied up.

At Caldwell, Mr. Bennett bought 1,000 head of cows at $26 per head, and in nine days sold them at an advance of $4, clearing $4,000 on the lot.




TRAVELER, JUNE 28, 1882.

Allen B. Lemmon has become sole proprietor of the Newton Republican, having purchased the interests of Messrs. Muse and Spivey.




TRAVELER, JUNE 28, 1882.

From the Territory.


Editor Traveler:

I observe in your issue of the 14th a statement, which, in the interest of justice and truth, requires correction. The statement is partly true and part utterly false. It is true that a Pawnee was drowned while returning from a visit to some Osage friends. He was only seen by a few Osages to sink, and did not reappear. They could render no assistance, but reported what they had seen. The body ultimately floated and drifted on a bar, where it was found in a very advanced stage of decomposition. The falsehood is the statement that it was left uncared for: we do not do things that way down in Pawnee. The case was at once reported to the office by the Pawnee who found it, traveling nine miles to do so. Word was then sent to the friends, eight miles in another direction, when quite a respectable body of men came in, procured the means for interment, went out and performed the sad and unpleasant duty after quite as much labor, self-denial, and promptitude as average Christians. The Pawnees are human.

E. H. BOWMAN, U. S. Indian Agent.

In justice to our contributor who furnished the item referred to in the above letter, we must state that at the time it was written it stated facts as then existing; at the same time, however, we are pleased to give publicity to the later facts in the case.









TRAVELER, JUNE 28, 1882.


Wednesday evening, June 21st, at the residence of Dr. J. T. Shepard, by the Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. M. B. Vawter and Miss Alma Dixon.

The wedding was decidedly a grand success. The pleasant and orderly manner in which everything was conducted was the subject of general remark. The spacious parlors of Dr. Shepard were filled to overflowing with the admiring friends of the young couple. Great credit is due Messrs. Maxwell and Kroenert for the gentlemanly and gallant manner with which they waited upon the invited guests. Acknowledgements are due Mrs. Bonsall, Mrs. Searing, Mrs. Chapel, Mrs. Ingersoll, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Alexander, and Mrs. Wilson for flowers. The decorations were beautifully and tastefully arranged. On the south wall of the parlor was a large festoon of evergreen, with the letters V. and D. skillfully worked in the center. From the ceiling hung a large marriage bell made of evergreen, sprinkled with white flowers, with a large white calla lily suspended from the center. Shortly before 10 o'clock a grand wedding march pealed forth from the organ so ably presided over by Miss Bell Cassell. At a given signal the attendants, Miss Clara Finley and J. O. Campbell, Miss Maggie Gardner and Mr. J. C. Topliff, followed by the Bride and Groom, marched to the music down the broad stairway and into the parlor. When the last notes died away from the organ, Rev. Fleming performed the ceremony in solemn, touching simplicity, and pronounced them man and wife. After the usual hearty salutations and good wishes, a sumptuous feast was served in fine style; Mrs. Dr. Shepard presiding with her usual grace and affability. Quite an enjoyable time was had in cutting and serving the very handsome bride's cake, to see who would be fortunate enough to secure the ring it contained. Mr. E. O. Stevenson proved to be the lucky fellow. After an hour or so spent in social enjoyment, everyone departed, wishing the happy pair as happy and cheerful a life as their wedding seemed to promise.

The presents were numerous and handsome.

Marble Top Center Table. The Father and Brother of the bride.

Silver Coffee Pot. Dr. and Mrs. Shepard.

Silver Tea Service. H. H. Davidson and wife.

Handsome Center Table. Mr. W. J. Stewart and wife.

A beautiful Horsehoe made of Colorado Minerals. Ben Dixon.









Elegant Silver Water Service. A. A. Newman and wife, W. E. Gooch and wife, T. Mantor and wife, Jerry Adams, and Sam Reed.

A Lovely Basket with artistic design of sea weed and sea shell in the center. Mrs. L. McLaughlin.

A Lady's elegant Dressing Case. J. C. Topliff.

Lace Scarf. Miss Etta Maxwell, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Silver Butter Knife. Willie and Jamie Fleming.

Silver Call Bell. Freddie McLaughlin.

A very handsome Sofa upholstered in raw silk, with Patent Rockers to match, together with a large Rattan Easy Chair. By the many young friends of the Bride and Groom.




TRAVELER, JUNE 28, 1882.

Annual School Board Meeting today at 3 p.m.

Agent Jordan, of Ponca, was in the city yesterday.

Winfield will have an exposition on the 4th of July.

A number of Winfield parties will attend the 4th at this place.

Blackberries and Ice-cream Social Friday night at Huey's Hall.

Herman Godehard will fit up the old "Bakery" as an ice cream saloon in the near future.

Mrs. E. Watson has had a stone sidewalk laid in front of her millinery establishment.

Messrs. Ira Barnett and L. C. Norton returned from their trip to the Territory last Monday.

John Whistler, of Sac & Fox Agency, is stopping at Geuda Springs for the benefit of his eyes.

G. T. Knott, who has been holding sheep in this vicinity, returned to Henrietta, Texas, last week.

Cocoanut-growing is becoming an important industry in Florida. They grow to perfection there.

Charles Schiffbauer is making a trip to Fort Sill and other points in the beautiful Indian Territory.

Huey's Hall was filled yesterday by samples opened out by runners for the inspection of our merchants.

Mr. Ed. Fenlon, the Government beef contractor, was in town Friday evening. He has gone to Texas.

Mr. Stedman purchased of C. M. Scott, last week, the building occupied by Mr. Snyder as a grocery house.

Mrs. Bowman, wife of the Agent of the Pawnees, left for Rock Island, Illinois, last Thursday, to spend the summer.









The residence in course of erection just north of the M. E. church is rapidly progressing toward completion.

Mrs. John Shelden and son returned from Eldorado last week, wither they have been visiting relatives and friends.

The infelicities of weddead life in the experience of the St. Clair family came to the front last week before the local court.

Michael Harkins has returned to greet us once more after a several week's visit at Omaha and some of the principal western cities.

Capt. C. M. Scott left for Topeka on Monday last, where he goes as a delegate to the Congressional Convention to be held there today.

The bond election, held in this city last Saturday, for issuing bonds to repair the Arkansas river bridge, carried by a majority of two-thirds of the vote polled.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. John Whistler, licensed trader at the Sac & Fox Agency, last week, as he passed through our city en route for Geuda Springs.

Big onions seem to be the order of the day. Russel Cowles left at our office some very large specimens.

The range of prices, this season, for wintered beeves has been from $20 to $40, owing to the market, classes of cattle, and the condition they were in when sold. Caldwell Post.

The past week has been one of the best harvest weeks in the history of Cowley and it is safe to say that the best wheat crop ever harvested in the county is safely in the stacks.

Hacks will be run by Messrs. Hilliard, Patterson, & Co., of the Star Livery Stable, to and from the City Hotel and Godfrey's Grove on July 4th, at short intervals during the day.

The foundations for the new tower to be added to the M. E. Church have been laid, as well as steps approaching the same. This makes a decided improvement on the old arrangement.








The Highland Hall Company have secured a deed to the lot and building now occupied by Stedman Brother's Hardware, and the preparations for the erection of the building may be looked for at any time.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, in this city, Wednesday, June 21st, 1882, by the Rev. Mr. Moorehead, Mr. Newell Pond and Miss Minnie Krebs. Congratulations are extended to the wedded pair for their future happiness.

We have now before us two splendid specimens of the Hale's Early peach, grown on Mr. George Shearer's place, east of the Walnut. The two weigh 11 ounces, and each one measures eight and one half inches in circumference. They are beauties.

Mr. Glendenning, owner of the horse and cattle herd that were on Shilocco creek, returned to Baxter Springs last week. During the heavy rain storm, his cattle stampeded and seventeen head stray away. They were branded N O on the left side. Mr. "Glen." was a school chum of C. M. Scott, in Ohio.

Mrs. Mattie Calvert Shelden, of Arkansas City, is visiting relatives in our city. The old man is at home frying his own flapjacks and doing other general homework for himself.

Walnut Valley Times.

DIED. Charlie Austin, a fourteen year old son of C. D. Austin, of Winfield, was drowned in the Walnut river between Bliss & Wood's mill and the railroad bridge while bathing on Tuesday of last week.

Mr. J. B. Splawn, of Silverdale, and one of the oldest subscribers to the TRAVELER, favored us with a short call last week. He reported everything in the vicinity of Silverdale as prospering finely.

Capt. J. B. Nipp brought up a picked lot of horses from his ranche in the Territory last week. He sold eight in this city. We understand that he will make regular trips to this place with stock during the summer. Courier.

We had the pleasure of a few moment's chat with Major Woodin, the genial Agent of the Otoes, on Monday morning last. He was in town on business, and reports everything below as "pursuing the even tenor of its way."






The ladies of the First Presbyterian Church, at a meeting held on Monday morning last, in view of the fact that blackberries would hardly be ripe by Wednesday, postponed their Festival from that evening till the Friday following.

By a recent card from Dr. Jamison Vawter, we learn that he is now in Louisville, Kentucky, attending a course of lectures at the Eye and Ear Infirmary, and will be ready to start for Arkansas City in a few weeks to make a permanent stay with us.

A Mr. Bennett, of Missouri, but now on a visit to this city, came near meeting his death while bathing in the Walnut river on Sunday morning last. He was attacked with cramp in one side of his body, and, but for the assistance of his companions, would have found a watery grave.

During their recent trip to the Territory, Messrs. Ira Barnett and L. C. Norton purchased of Drury Warren, at his cattle camp on Black Bear, Indian Territory, 127 head of cattle, which they shipped to Kansas City from this point yesterday morning.

Mr. W. H. Curtis and wife, who have been visiting Kansas City, St. Louis, and other principal cities in the East on their wedding tour, returned to this place on Saturday last. On account of Mr. Benedict's poor health, they will remain here for some weeks, after which they will cast their future lot in Cambridge, New York.

Mr. Jas. R. Shupbach, representing the Salt Lake Tribune, was in the city last week and favored us with a short call. He has been visiting his aunt, Mrs. E. Watson, and then indulged in a hunt to the Indian Territory. He was very favorably impressed with the glorious showing made by Kansas this season.

Charles A. Burgess is now in Boston, Mass., with thirty New York Indians (Mohawk and others), doing an extensive business. He is employed by Healy & Bigelow, and will remain East until fall, when he goes to California to join his father, who has moved there from Nebraska. Charles understands Indians, and how to make a sensation with them.

We regret to learn that Mrs. R. Bowers is suffering from a cancer on the back of her neck. Mrs. Bowers has been troubled with this terrible disease before, but its progress was checked by treatment with the Charles Brash receipt, which remedy we understand she is again using, and we sincerely hope it may result in the total eradication of the disease from her system.









Reports come up from the ranges to the effect that the cattle along the State line west, and on the Medicine and tributary streams, are not in nearly as fine condition as those further east, along the Salt Fork, Pond creek, and other streams east of there. There has been no theory advanced that we have heard of why this is so and we should be pleased to hear from someone on the subject. Caldwell Post.

Among other attractions for the Fourth at Arkansas City, one novel and interesting feature will be added. Three lemons will be floated in a barrel of Arkansas river water for the benefit of the crowd. This part of the program will take place at 12 o'clock sharp. Courier.

And there being no celebration at Winfield, the "interesting feature" will be presided over by Ed. P. Greer dressed as Oscar Wilde.

The awning of the City Hotel shaded the browned countenances of more sheep men last Saturday than we have seen together for some time. There was Andrews, of the placid Grouse creek; Fouts, of the wild Willows; Johns, from the historic Shilocco; Cole, from the romantic Bodoc; Saunders, of High Prairie; Rogers, of Endless View Ranche; Phraner, from Ponca Trail; and Scott, of the State line; while on the street was Majors Harnly, Stewart, and Maxwell. Knott had taken his departure the day before or he would have been there. Wool, tariff, scab, and cayotes were generally cussed and discussed until the supper call scattered them like a bombshell. They were all hungry.





The name of Hon. W. P. Hackney did not come before the Republican Convention as a candidate for Congress, for the reason that combinations had been formed that were too great for him to cope with, hence his wise discretion prompted him to decline. Whenever the southern tier goes up with a candidate form each county, defeat to all will be the result. Chautauqua, Butler, Sumner, Sedgwick, and Cowley all had candidates, and consequently got nothing.














Capt. C. M. Scott returned from Topeka last Friday.

We noticed a number of Territory folks in the city on the Fourth.

Hank Endicott has returned to the city from his Texas trip and is just about as happy as of old.

Mr. John T. Gooch, of Otoe Agency, came up to the State last Friday for the purpose of celebrating at our Fourth.

King Berry, one of the most successful cowmen of the

B. I. T., was in town this week and remained during the Fourth.

R. A. Houghton and Tom Hill shipped five carloads of cattle from this place last week, for which they received the highest market price at Kansas City.

Drury Warren, of Grouse creek, left at our office some very fine samples of the Early Ohio potatoes weighing from 8 to 11-1/2 ounces each. They were perfect beauties.

Capt. Nipp drove a fine herd of horses up from the Territory last Friday, which he had purchased from J. F. Sherburne, at Ponca Agency. They were an exceptionally fine lot.

Capt. C. M. Scott, of Arkansas City, one of the delegates of Cowley County, came up last evening; Capt. Scott is a genial gentleman and has a host of friends in this city. Commonwealth.

The Cowley county Normal opens today and will close August 25th, 1882. In July classes will be formed in Orthography, Reading, Languages, Arithmetic, Geography, and Didactics. Also in Algebra and Book Keeping, if desired. Fee: One dollar per month. County Association of teachers, August 28 and 29. Teachers' examination Aug. 30 and 31. Exercises in Winfield High school building.

Schiffbauer Bros. last week sold to Mr. Shivers, living east of the Walnut, a $1,500 steam threshing machine which he now has in successful operation. Upon its arrival last Friday the machine was unloaded from the cars and immediately put to work in the harvest field with the most satisfactory results, proving its capacity to thresh out, working at an ordinary rate, 1,800 bushels in each day of ten hours. This is the first of its kind in the county, and will be a dangerous rival of the old-style horse-power threshing machine.

The social at Huey's Hall last Friday night was an exception to the general rule in not being extensively patronized, the intense heat and stormy appearance of the weather deterring many of our people from attending. We are glad to say, however, that something over expenses was realized, and wish them "better" luck next time.








Jake Rife paid the citty and his many friends a visit on the Fourth. Jake is one of the very oldest subscribers to the

TRAVELER and we are always glad to see him.

City Marshal Brown was shot through the brain by a cowboy who he was attempting to arrest at Caldwell on the 22nd inst. The murderer escaped to the Indian Territory. This is the third marshal that has met his death at Caldwell by the bullet.

Trix Fouts, brother of Pink, has gone down to Willow Springs to assist in manipulating the great herd of sheep held on that range. "Trix" is a second Pink, which is sufficient introduction for him to gain the hearts of our people.

Grandma Hartsock, who has been absent several months in Colorado visiting her two sons, Boon and Jasper, last week returned to Cowley, her former, and, her future home. We are glad to welcome Grandma back again and hope she may long remain with us.

Mr. Myers, of Winfield, who is holding cattle in the Territory, was brought to the city last Saturday night, laboring from a slight attack of sun-stroke. He was taken to the residence of Dr. Shepard, where he was joined by his wife on Sunday. Under the skillful care of Dr. Shepard, we are pleased to say he is progressing towards recovery.

A runaway team made things lively on Summit Street for a few moments last Sunday evening. The team started from F. Inns' ice cream saloon and ran down Summit St., till they came to Fourth Avenue, where they attempted to turn but luckily the lines became so entangled as to stop them before any serious damage was done.

One of the finest samples of potatoes was left at our office last week by Mr. Kirkpatricl. They were of the Snowflake variety, sound in every way, of unusually large size, and when cooked had the appearance of a ball of meal.

Charles Swarts is one of the most obliging as well as gallant young men in town. One day last week he distinguished himself by wheeling a lady friend of his along Summit Street in a wheelbarrow. Judging from appearances the ride, though not in a strictly conventional vehicle, was duly appreciated.









List of letters remaining uncalled for in the Post Office at Arkansas City, Kansas, July 1st, 1882.


Adam, Rev. W. M.; Allen, J. R.; Anderson, Eva; Bourland,

S. Dick; Biggs, Josie; Barber, James; Bourdette, G.; Babb, Pique; Curry, D.; Constant, H.; Cunningham, C. F.; Dilley, J. S.; Dawson & Son; Hammond, B. D.; Huffman, Theodore; Kimball, John; Kull, George; Knox, H. U.; Layton, Ellsworth; Lennon, John; Lane,

Mary A.; Morrison, A. H.; Meek, Enoch.


Mabee, Fannie; Mendenhall, M. M.; Miller, Mervin; Michael, R.; Miller, R. M.; Meadows, A. E.; Merry, Hogan; Phillips, W. H.; Probasco, Jacob; Parker, Johnny; Pering, S. J.; Robson, Mary; Rutherford, C. E.; Rose, Rev. W. H.; Schwab, Sofia; Smily, O. H.; Sherrard, R. G.; Snyder, A. J.; Smith, Alfred; Smith, A. E.; Townsley, Ann; Tucker, William; Weas, John.

Persons calling for any of the above letters, will please say advertised.



Many of the mail routes were somewhat changed on July 1st, and for the convenience of our patrons we subjoin a table of the time of arrival and departure of mails on our local routes.

Northern mail arrives at 12:30 and departs at 2:30 p.m. daily.

Ponca, Red Rock, and Pawnee arrives at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and departs at 6 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Kaw and Pawhuska arrives at 9 p.m. of Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and departs at 6 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Salt City and Wellington arrives Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4 p.m. Departs Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 7 a.m.

Bitter Creek, Guelph, and South Haven arrives Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6 p.m. Departs same days at 7 a.m.

Silverdale and Maple City arrives Tuesday and Friday 7 p.m. Departs Wednesday and Saturday at 6 a.m.

















Courier Clips.

Rev. and Mrs. Cairns are making preparations to start next week for a three month's visit in Scotland, their native home. It has been thirty years since they left there.

Abe Steinberger, of the Winfield Courant, and Sam J. Goman, who has for some years past represented a fancy grocery and fruit house at St. Louis, have consummated plans for the establishment of a weekly paper at Kansas City, to be known by the suggestive name of the "Grin," the first number of which will make its appearance on the 1st of August. Commonwealth.

Abe and Goman would make such a paper hum from the start. We understand that the Courant has been purchased by Mr. Leftwich of Larned, and that the name will be changed to the Telegram, and run as a Democratic paper.





WANTED. A Span of large work Mares. C. M. SCOTT.

Everything Neat and Nobby in Glass and Queensware at our new store, one door north of our old store. H. Godehard.

Remember the Removal of the City Bakery and Grocery into our new quarters one door north of our old store.




TRAVELER, JULY 12, 1882.

Hon. W. P. Campbell.

We learn that Judge W. P. Campbell will be a candidate for county attorney of Sedgwick county this fall. The Republicans of Sedgwick can't do a better thing than in nominating and electing him. His legal ability and energy is equalled by few and excelled by none in this State. Violators of the law would receive their just merits at his hands, and Sedgwick county would obtain the credit of having the ablest county attorney in Kansas.















TRAVELER, JULY 12, 1882.


SECTION 1st. That a stone sidewalk four feet shall be constructed on the east side of Summit Street, from the north side of Sixth Avenue to the north line of the townsite, on the west line of Blocks number 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, and 66, said sidewalks to be constructed according to specifications in Ordinance Nos. 79 and 82.




TRAVELER, JULY 12, 1882.

Highland Hall is on the riz.

Highland Hall will be 75 x 75 feet.

DIED. A child of Mrs. Arnett died last week.

It will be called the Stewart Hotel or words to that effect.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Peiffer, of this city, lost a child by death last week.

New wheat is selling at Winfield from 72 to 80 cents per bushel.

Corn in Cowley is now an assured crop and looks splendid.

Charlie Schiffbauer has our thanks for the first pears of the season.

A. C. Williams, of Pawnee, is up in the city to spend a couple of months in the State.

Dr. Alexander has put a new shingle roof upon his residence on north Summit St.

Hon. Wm. Martindale, with H. R. Branston, of Dexter, paid our citty a visit last week.

Agent L. J. Miles, of Osage Agency, and T. J. Gilbert, the Kaw trader, were in town last week.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Charles Hilliard, of Wichita, while in our city last week.

Hay is being contracted for in the Territory at from $1.25 to $1.50 per ton in large quantities.

The amount of wheat shipped from Cowley this year will be far in excess of any previous year.

J. J. Estus passed through the city Monday with a lot of ponies for their ranche in the Territory.

The Cowley County Normal opened last Wednesday with about thirty teachers in attendance.

Mr. A. D. Hawk, of New York City, is now clerking in Mr. Matlack's dry goods and grocery establishment.










The side tracks at this place are filled with grain cars for transferring Cowley county wheat to eastern markets.

Dr. C. G. Thompson returned from Wichita on Monday last after a visit of nearly a week to friends in that place.

Charles Parker spent the Fourth in the city visiting former friends, and returned to Sac & Fox on Wednesday last.

The TRAVELER office, last week, turned out a batch of printing for V. M. Ayres, of the Canal Flouring Mills of this city.

Two hundred and twenty-eight cars of stock have been shipped from our yards in the last sixteen days. Caldwell Post.

J. D. Harkleroad, of Grouse, was in the city last Monday.

Frank Swarts has secured a position with Mr. Matlack in the trader's store at Pawnee Agency, and left for that place


Frank Wheelihan, our genial telegram operator, has gone to Newton to take charge of the office at that place for a few weeks.

It will be noticed that thhe greater portion of the land sold in this vicinity recently has been purchased by men interested in stock.

Mr. John Gooch returned to his home in the Territory on Thursday last, after spending the Fourth with relatives and friends in the city.

Miss Rosie Laughlin, after a lengthened visit to friends in Bolton township, returned on Monday last to her home in Lincoln, Illinois.

It is currently reported that Talbott, the murderer of Mike Meagher, Mayor of Caldwell, was corraled and shot in a saloon row in Texas.

Miss Flora Finley, who, for the past year has been attending college at Monmouth, Illinois, returned to her home in this city last Saturday.








Miss Lenore Rife, one of Winfield's fair sex, spent several days in our city last week, which time she was the guest of Miss Minnie McIntire.

Mr. Charles Schiffbauer and C. Mead, who have been absent for several weeks on a business trip in the Territory, returned to the city last week.

Mr. U. Spray has received an appointment in the Indian schools at Sac & Fox Agency, Indian Territory, and will leave for that place shortly.

We are under obligations to Mr. S. B. Adams for a choice lot of apples, peaches, and blackberries, all grown upon his home place northwest of town.

On the mail route between this place and Wellington, the only post offices called at are Salt City, Cleardale, and Concord, all in Sumner county.

We understand that P. Pearson has secured the contract for furnishing the new hotel now in course of erection on Summit St. by A. A. Newman.

Range on Bodock and other creeks south of this city, in the Nation, is first-class and the better part of it is being utilized this year to its fullest extent.

R. Bennett, of East Bolton, had some fine potatoes of the Early Rose, Snowflake, Pennsylvania Blue, and California Russet varieties in the city last Saturday.

Mr. U. Spray resigned his position as Trustee of Creswell Township annd the Board of County Commissioners appointed

S. J. Mantor to fill the vacancy.

Sheep are about all sheared and most of the small wool clips are sold. The large clips, however, are being held by the sheep-men till the markets suit them.

Jennings Clark, who has been stopping for the past three months at Mulvane, in the drug store of Mr. Pahne, has resigned his position, and is again living in our city.









Drury Warren, of Grouse creek, brought to town last week a sample of onions, of the multiplyer variety, from one onion of which alone we saw over twenty onions growing.

Nearly every ranch in the Indian Territory, south of here, was represented at our Fourth of July Celebration, and the boys were all happy and report having a boss time.

Frank Hutchison starts to Cheyenne Agency tomorrow to resume his duties in the store of Capt. Connell, at that place.

Mr. J. G. Haskell, of the firm of Haskell & Wood, of Lawrence, Architects, was in the city last week submitting drawings, estimates, etc., to the Highland Hall building committee.

Frank Hutchison, the Industrial teacher at Cheyenne Agency, spent the past week in the city visiting friends and realtives, during which time he did not fail tp pay us a pleasant call.

We call attention to the announcement of Alex H. Limerick of Rock township, as a candidate for the office of County Superintendent. Mr. Limerick is an old timer in the county, having taken a claim in 1871, and has taught in our schools for the past five years, holding an A Grade certificate. He is an old soldier, an amiable gentleman, and in every way competent of the office he seeks.

Mr. E. S. Bedillion announces himself a candidate for re-election to the office of Clerk of the District Court in this issue. Mr. Bedillion has held the office several years, and is twoo well known to need any recommendations at our hands. His many friends all over the county bear tribute to his fitness for the office he seeks.

It is with pleasure we recommend Rodecker's Centennial Washing Machine, for sale by Messrs. Nelson & Ball. These gentlemen will take a machine to anyone's residence, do the washing, and if a machine is purchased, will leave the identical washer with which the work has been done. No stronger proof of the excellence of these machines can be needed.



See Testimonials. [I SKIPPED THESE.] Testimonials were

given by Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Moore, C. F. and L. C. Snyder, and Mrs. L. Standley.











There are five bridge petitions now before the County Commissioners of Sumner county. One of them asks for an appropriation for the Mulvane bridge and the other four ask for new bridges. It is probable that before adjourning the Commissioners will submit a proposition to a vote of the people to construct a system of bridges and to build a courthouse. Such a course would meet with universal favor. S. C. Press.

The contract on the mail route from this city to South Haven, with service three times a week, has been sub-let to Mr. Walker of this place. The original contract was from Arkansas City to Caldwell, three times a week, necessitating six days work, and it was let for $400 per year. After the letting the route was cut down to South Haven as the terminal point, and the round trip can now be made in one day. We also learn that Mr. Walker has sub-contracted the route from this place to Wellington three times a week.

A proposition is now before the taxpayers to vote bonds for the purpose of bonding the outstanding scrip indebtedness of the city and build two bridges. One span of the Fall creek bridge is about up, but the south approach will undoubtedly need a span of some fifty feet to make a good bridge of it. To pay for the bridge and the approach and build a bridge over Castro [?] creek east of town is the purpose for which the bonds are proposed. The bridge bonds should receive the hearty support of the entire city, as it is impossible to build bridges without money, and the bridges we must have. Caldwell Post.

Conductor Miller, of the Santa Fe, is laying off on account of having sprained his hip while jumpint from a car.

Mr. A. E. Allen, of Wichita, cousin of the Mowry boys, was in town on Monday. He is renewing his youth at Geuda and came over to see a railroad town.

The only casualty on the Fourth was Mr. Estus' team running away. Mr. Estus and child were in the wagon and were thrown out, but luckily were not injured. The team was caught and no damage to speak of was done.

Mr. Ira Barnett shipped this morning six carloads of fat butcher's cattle for Kansas City, which will make him 12 carloads or 251 head of stock in the last week. Mr. Barnett starts tomorrow for Black Bear, Indian Territory, where he expects to purchase another lot for shipment.







As we understand it, the Pawnee, Otoe, Ponca, and Nez Perce Agencies, in the Territory, are to be consolidated under the Agent, and Maj. Woodin, now of the Otoe Agency, will be the gentleman retained. We also understand that Agents Bowman and Jordan have been tendered other appointments in the Indian


We call attention to the "ad" of Messrs. Miller & Parr, blacksmiths, in this issue. These gentlemen are prepared to do all kinds of work in their line, and in machine and wagon repairs as in all other work guarantee satisfaction. Mr. Miller has had 20 years experience in the business and it is needless to say is a first-class mechanic.


Mr. L. A. Millspaugh, of Vernon township, announces himself a candidate for the office of Clerk of the District Court. Mr. Millspaugh is a young man of energy and good moral character, a staunch Republican, and a gentleman fully competent in every way to discharge the duties of the office for which he is a


Mrs. W. W. McKnight, of Winterset, Iowa, who has been visiting this section with a view to regaining her health, returned to her Iowa home yesterday very much improved by the trip. She was accompanied on her return by Mrs. J. L. Huey, who will probably spend several months visiting former friends at Winterset and other parts of Iowa.

We would like to have given a full report of our glorious Celebration, but we are sorry to say we were prevented by the space being given up for advertisements. However, all of our people know it was just a little the biggest Fourth of July ever celebrated at our city.

H. D. Gans offers himself as a candidate for re-election to the office of Probate Judge.

Killed by Indian Cubs.

A terrible tragedy occured Sunday week in the Indian Territory, near McAllister. Rev. W. J. Spaugh, a Methodist minister, who had incurred the enmity of some young Indians whom he had corrected in school, was set upon in a lonely spot and after a determined struggle, was killed. There is no clue to the murderers except as indicated above. Spaugh had relatives in Indiana and Peoria, Illinois, and was generally popular in the








Attention Veterans.

A meeting of the old soldiers of Creswell township will be held at I. H. Bonsall's office, in this city, on Thursday, July 13th, 1882, for the purpose of organizing with a view to holding a reunion of veterans at this place and attending the State reunion at Topeka.

By order. J. B. NIPP.




TRAVELER, JULY 12, 1882.

Courier Clips.

We noticed one very significant thing at the Arkansas City celebration, Thursday. Every exhilarating citizen on the grounds was from Winfield. Arkansas City was on her best behavior, while Winfield seems to have gone abroad to make a fool ot herself.

Messrs. Yellow Bull, chief of the Nez Perces [WERE THEY CONFUSED...THOUGHT JOSEPH WAS THE CHIEF OF NEZ PERCE ?], and White Eagle, chief of Poncas, addressed the people at the Arkansas City celebration Tuesday. Yellow Bull made a very good speech, detailing the wrongs which the government had heaped upon his people by removing them from Idaho, where there was good water and good game, for this hot southern country. He is a fine-looking Indian and quite intelligent. White Eagle is a fat, hearty-looking chap, and said he didn't have any desire to go on the warpath, but would be content with extra rations of beef and dog meat.




TRAVELER, JULY 12, 1882.


Before buying any patent tin washing machines, come and see what kind I have. You can save money by so doing.



All parties indebted to Jamison Vawter will find their accounts at the office of C. L. Swarts, where they will please call at once and settle the same.

Jamison Vawter, M. D.

Highest Cash Price paid for wheat by F. J. Hess.








I have another lot of Murray Vapor Stoves that I will close out at a great bargain for the next ten days. Call and see me.

Geo. W. Miller.


This Month Two Car Loads of Furniture. Must be sold cheap to make room for the Third.

P. Pearson.


We have a large stock of first-class Fruit cans, one and two quarts, which we will sell as cheap as the cheapest. Give us a call and save money. Howard Brothers.


Taken up at the Stable of the undersigned in Arkansas City, on the evening of July 4th, 1882, one bay stallion, about 15 hands high, three years old, with collar marks, no brands. Owner can have the same by proving property and paying charges.






Caldwell has shipped three car loads of new wheat.

Caldwell shipped ninety cars of cattle in one day last week.

Exchanges from all over the state, but perhaps more particularly from the Arkansas valley, are mentioning the scarcity of farm laborers.




TRAVELER, JULY 19, 1882.

Senator Plumb's Work.

Senator Plumb has been indisposed somewhat of late, owing to his unremitting attention to his Senatorial duties. Among other things accomplished in the Senate, the appropriation to his State of $340,000 in payment for Indian depredations, $100,000 for equipments furnished troops during the early part of the war, the five percent bill, which would give to the State fund $358,000, the allowance of 10,000 acres of land not taken up for agricultural purposes to make up a shortage of $10,000 or $12,000 for those who suffered by the raids of the Cheyenne Indians. He got a bill through the Senate for the sale of the Kickapoo lands in Northern Kansas, and a bill to repay the State for collecting the war tax of 1861. His friends have suggested that he take a recreation, but he is not disposed so to do.











TRAVELER, JULY 19, 1882.


A meeting of Old Soldiers was called for July 18, 1882, at the office of I. H. Bonsall to talk up a Soldiers Re-union.

J. B. Nipp was elected chairman and I. H. Bonsall, secretary, of said meeting.

Motion made by J. C. Pickering, "that we hve a re-union of all old soldiers if the late war, residing in Cowley county and vicinity. Motion received a second and ws carried by the unanimous vote of all present.

Motion made that the chair appoint a committee to raise funds to cover the expense of said re-union. Motion carried.

The following committee was appointed to collect provisions, fodder, and funds for said re-union: A. A. Newman, chairman, and James Ridenour of Arkansas City; F. M. Vaughan, N. W. Kimmel, and John A. Smalley, of Creswell; August Lorry, J. H. Penton, and M. J. Rice, of Bolton; with instructions to report prog4ess to the executive committee or Secretary as soon as possible.

The following executive committee was appointed by the committee: J. B. Nipp, chairman, M. N. Sinnott, J. W. Gamel, and O. S. Rarick.

Motion made "requesting the papers of Cowley county to publish the proceedings of this meeting, and invite all the townships of Cowley county by their committees or secretaries to open up correspondence in regard to time and manner of holding said re-union."

On motion J. B. Nipp was elected permanent chairman and I. H. Bonsall permanent secretary of the "Old Soldiers Re-union organization of Creswell Township."

All township organizations of Cowley county are requested to correspond with said chairman or secretary of Arkansas City.

On motion all soldiers of the late war of Cowley County and adjunct counties are most cordially invited to attend the


On motion meeting adjourned subject to the call of chairman.

J. B. NIPP, Chairman.

I. H. BONSALL, Secretary.

Arkansas City, July 15, 1882.

From numerous letters received by different persons here, it seems to be the wish of a great number of the old Soldiers of Cowley county to have a re-union of Old Soldiers of the late war, residing in this vicinity to have a meeting and renew old acquaintances and fight the old battles over again.









A meeting of this kind would be of great interest, and if carried out in the right spirit, could be made a pleasant affair. Now, all that is needed is for every old soldier to consider himself a committee of one to act. And for each one to make up his mind to come and have a good time. As this would not be a business or money making scheme that some FEW sould be benefitted by and interested in seeing it go through, ALL must take hold of it and put it in shape.

In pursuance with this idea a meeting was held on the 13th, and committes appointed as a nucleus or head, to put the idea in shape. And they have gone to work, but it will not do to expect the committees to do all the work necessary to push this on to a successful issue. One and all that feel interested in having a good time must work with a will from now until it is over with, and if we will all do our part, Cowley county will have a large gathering of the Old Vets and all will feel that it was "good to have been there."

What say you, old soldiers of Cowley county, shall we?

"Rally round the flag Boys,

Rally once again,

Shouting the battle cry of Freedom."

If your answer is yes! Remember that as much depends on YOU as anyone to make it a success. Don't expect too much from the committees as they will have their hands full with all the help you can give them. So let us all work with a will in every township of Cowley and have a re-union in fact as well as name.

All Cowley county papers please copy and all interested please address the Secretary or chairman at Arkansas City.




TRAVELER, JULY 19, 1882.

A. A. Newman goes East next week.

Real estate business has been active during the past week.

Mr. J. R. Perry has our thanks for a nice lot of


Mr. L. Small has sold out his stock of groceries to C. F. Snyder.

The work of clearing the site for our public hall has


The stone sidewalks on west Summit Street are being rapidly laid.

We call attention to the Dental card of M. B. Vawter in this issue. [NOTE: COULD NOT FIND IT!]










The Cowley County Telegram has been resurrected as a weekly.

We regret to state that Mr. J. W. French is seriously


John Whistler has commenced work on his hotel at Geuda Springs.

Agent J. V. Carter, of Sac & Fox Agency, was in town last week.

Two carloads of furniture was received by Peter Pearson last week.

J. C. Topliff sold lot 6 in block 68 last week to the Highland Hall Co. for $850.

We call attention to the card of J. C. Loomis, Dentist, elsewhere in this issue. [COULD NOT FIND CARD!]

Peter Pearson put a stone sidewalk in front of his Furniture Emporium last week.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. Capron, of this city, on Monday, July 17th, 1882, a daughter.

Mrs. W. E. Gooch and Mrs. R. A. Houghton will start for the Eastern States next week.

Miss Angie Mantor came home Saturday from a stay of several days at Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.

Some very fine samples of photographical work adorn the entrance to I. H. Bonsall's gallery.

Hank Nelson, who is in charge of affairs at Oakland, Indian Territory, is shaking hands with his friends in town.

Mr. D. C. Blossom, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, arrived in town on Saturday last, and remained until today.

Captain J. B. Nipp sold over forty horses last week and said it wasn't a good week with him either.










James C. Henderson has sold his cattle and interest in the ranch to J. H. Sherburne, of Ponca Agency.

Mrs. Miles, the much respected housekeeper of L. Small, leaves in a few days for her home in Detroit, Michigan.

Stacy Matlack was down to Pawnee Agency last week looking after his interests there as U. S. Indian trader.

Mr. Wm. Mercer, one of Bolton's prominent citizens, called and enrolled himself on the TRAVELER books yesterday.

P. H. Phraner drove his flock of sheep over to Chautauqua county last week where he will hold them for a time.

Major L. E. Woodin, Otoe Indian Agent, was in town last Thursday on business connected with agency matters.

O. P. Houghton sold his farm on the line south of here to Mr. Baily last week for $1,200. This included all improvements.

Mr. H. S. Davenport has fitted up and is now occupying as a residence the James Benedict property on north Sixth Street.

We received a pleasant call last week from King Berry and Mr. Little, of Pawnee Agency, who were in the city on a short visit.

Most of the real estate transfers of this vicinity the past few weeks have been made through our real estate men, Green & Snyder.

We are glad to chronicle the fact that Conductor Miller had so far recovered from his accident as to resume charge of his train last Monday.

Dan Maher and a brother of his, just from Kentucky, were in town last Saturday, upon a visit to Capt. Nipp, whom they had known in the "auld lang syne."

Our former townsman, D. D. Lewis, now of Coal Creek, Colo-rado, is getting to be quite a legal charcter, being recently

appointed Police Judge of that city.









Mr. Wesley Fouts and wife, with their daughter, Miss Dora, of Waynestown, Indiana, are visiting their mother, Mrs. Peed. They will be in the city several weeks.

Mr. Abe Steinberger in connection with a Mr. Gorman, will start a paper in Kansas City, called the "Grip. It will be run in the interest of the traveling fraternity.

J. C. Topliff sold two pieces of real estate on the line of the Indian Territory last week. One to Peter Hollenbeck and the other to Mr. Reinhart for cash in both instances.

Mr. Stewart, the new telegraph operator, gave us a pleasant call yesterday. Mr. Stewart is a very obliging young man, and will undoubtedly win the friendship of all our citizens.

Fred McLaughlin will leave on today's train for the East. During his absence he will visit his former teacher, Mr. Sylvester, who is now practicing law at Boscobel, Wisconsin.

DIED. At Salt City, of catarrh of the lungs, on Saturday last, J. W. Howard. The deceased came to Geuda some two weeks since, but the disease was too far gone for the water to help him.

Ira Barnett last week purchased of Drury Warren 136 head of cattle which he shipped this morning to Kansas City. Mr. Barnett will aveage about six carloads of stock shipped each week.

Hon. and Mrs. George Ordway have returned from their trip to Illinois. They were present at the commencement exercises at Lake Forest, where their daughter graduated. Waterloo (Iowa) Courier.

Messrs. Green & Snyder are now issing the eighth edition of their Real Estate News. It is a twenty-four column paper and brim full of matter of interest to land buyers and home seekers. The matter contained in its columns is reliable and not overdrawn as many such publications are. This is one of the livest and most energetic real estate firms in the West, and does business in a manner that is satisfactory both to buyer and seller.

The three lots south of T. H. McLaughlin's stone store have been purchased by the Highland Hall Company as a site for their Hall, work upon which will be commenced as soon as possible.








Prof. Geo. Arnold, principal of the Mitchell Spring School, Cherokee Nation, was shot and killed by Baxter Panther, a prominent Indian for having severely whipped a younger brother of Panther's.

Captain Payne announces that on July 20th a large colony will enter Indian Territory. He seems to think that the invasion will be countenanced by Secretary Teller, and that is just where he will miss it.

Mr. I. J. Frisbie, late of Ponca Agency, favored us with a short call yesterday. Mr. Frisbie has been seriously ill for several weeks, but we are pleased to say is now convalescing. He with his wife and family left for Girard, Kansas, yesterday.

Two of our boys visited the hub last Sunday. One of them got back the same night, but the other didn't put in an appearance till the following morning. From appearances we should say "Prohibition does not prohibit in Winfield."

Messrs. Vawter & Loomis have dissolved partnership, and each one now has separate dental rooms. Dr. J. C. Loomis retains the room occupied by the late firm, and M. B. Vawter has fitted up an office further back over Matlack's store.

The land department of the A. T. & S. F. railroad is in communication with a colony in Dakota who contemplate removing to Kansas this summer, as they are tired of long winters in the north. They have been settled in that Territory for two years.

A sample of Maiden's Blush apples were laid on our table Monday by J. P. Perry. They each weighed half a pound and grew on a twig not two inches apart. They were perfect in every particular and as pretty a sight as could be wished for.

Misses Rose and Eva Dent, late of Havana, Illinois, are here visiting their aunt, Mrs. Stewart. During their stay in our city, these ladies will give lessons in piano and organ music and oil painting and crayon drawing. Notice their ad.


Misses Rose and Eva Dent, late of Havannah, Ills., desire to inform the public generally that they will give lessons




Terms on application.








Mr. R. O. Harris, representing the Western Mutual Aid Society, of Des Moines, Iowa, was in the city during the past week and took several applications for life insurance. This is a first-class concern and in every way worthy of the confidence of all desiring a safe and equitable insurance.

Mrs. W. B. Caton is a candidate for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is thoroughly educated and accomplished, with large experience in conducting schools. She has sufficient health and energy to attend thoroughly to all the duties of the office and will make a faithful and efficient officer if elected.

A double wedding occurred in this place on Sunday last, the contracting parties being Mr. Chas. Jones and Miss Louisa Jones, and Mr. George Brown and Miss Alice Rule, all of Coal Creek. The ceremony was performed by Justice D. D. Lewis, at the residence of Mr. J. Jones. Coal Creek (Colorado) Enterprise.

Stedman Brothers have removed their stock of hardware across the street to the building formerly occupied by C. F. Snyder, which they have purchased of C. M. Scott. This firm make a specialty of gun-smithing and repairs, and have always in stock a full line of revolvers, cartridges, as well as all other goods in their line. Don't forget the place and give them a call.

The Republicans of Creswell township will meet at their usual place of voting, on Thursday, August 3rd, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of electing three delegates to attend the County Convention and three delegates to attend the Legislative Convention, the former to be held in Winfield, August 5th; the latter at Arkansas City, Aug. 12th. A full attendance is desired. J. B. NIPP, Chairman Tp Gen. Com.

The Cowley County Telegram, successor to the Courant, made its first appearance in public last week. It is a nine column paper, well printed, and will be published as a weekly by Messrs. Davis & Rembaugh in the interest of Democracy and anti-

prohibition. It will be issued on Thursday or Friday of each week, but the exact day we cannot say as last week's paper was headed Thursday, July 14th, whereas, the 14th came on Friday.











Mr. Isaac Crist, an Ohio farmer, gave the TRAVELER a pleasant call one day last week. Mr. Crist has sold out all his interests in Ohio and for the past three or four months has been prospecting through the States of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas with a view of locating, and he reports himself better pleased with this State than any of the others he has visited. Mr. Crist is a good farmer, and our county needs just such men.

Miss Mary Parker, who, for several months past, has been visiting with Mrs. C. R. Sipes, in this city, leaves today for her home in Michigan. Miss Parker by her amiability and true womanliness has gained the esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances, who while sorry to lose her from the social circle yet hope that prosperity and happiness may ever attend her. She will be accompanied on the journey by Mrs. C. R. Sipes, who with her two children intend visiting relatives and former friends at Saginaw, Michigan.

Messrs. Charley Schiffbauer and C. Mead, of Arkansas City, arrived at this place the 25th ult.; and, after remaining here three days, passed down the trail to Anadarko, where they made a brief stay, thence to this Agency. From here the gentlemen started on their journey, via all the lower Agencies, for Arkansas City. The former gentleman is of the enterprising firm of Schiffbauer Bros., at that place, and the latter of Searing & Mead, who have, for some years, made the flour for the Indians of this Territory. A Kansas City gentleman has the flour contract for this year, but Searing & Mead retain the contract of manufacturing the same, and it will be done at Arkansas City as

heretofore. Transporter.




TRAVELER, JULY 19, 1882.

The County Normal.

The attendance at the County Normal is excellent. About sixty teachers have enrolled, with others still coming in. Three counties in the State are having eight-weeks' normals, Clay, Cowley, and Ottawa. Superintendent Story and Professor Trimble have the classes this month. In August, when the enrollment will reach one hundred, Professor J. W. Cooper, of Lawrence, and Miss Lillian H. Hoxie, of this State Normal, will take part in the work.










We give a list of the teachers enrolled.


Misses Rosa Fredrick [? FIRST LETTER TORN ?], Rose Pounds, Maggie C. Seabridge, Fannie Harden, Lydia L. Hornor [? hard to read last name ?], Ella S. Kelly, Mary Beiker, L. M. Page, Mary Orr, Anna Kuhn, Lizzie Gridley, Emma Gridley, Emma McKee, Maggie Stansbury, Mary Curfman, Leota Gary, Alice Dunham, Fannie E. Pontious, Hattie Pontious, Jennie Lowry, Clara E. Goodrich, Anna Vaught, Mattie F. McMails.

Messrs. Harry Bullen, George Whitson, A. Gridley, Berkley Harlett, Ed. Harden, Frank Robinson, Will Tremor.


Misses Kate A. Martin, Minnie Hartley. Mr. Porter Wilson.

Arkansas City:

Miss Emma Rhodes. Mr. W. E. Gilbert.


Misses Lou Morris, Ida Burst.

Messrs. M. J. Pennington, W. M. Jackson.


Misses Lizzie Burden, Hattie Mabee, Fannie Mabee.

Mr. P. M. Leach.


Misses Fannie McKinlay, Gertrude McKinlay, Clara V. Pierce, Lillie Perrin.

Grenola: Miss Elizabeth Young.

New Salem: Miss Ora Irvin.

Akron: Miss Clara Green.

Tisdale: Mrs. Ella Kephart.

Rock: Mrs. A. H. Limerick.

Cambridge: Mr. Grant Wilkins.

Dexter: Mr. J. R. Smith.

Floral: Mr. Michael Maher.




Not Rudolph Huffmaster.

The man, Adolph Hoffmeister, recently tried at Davenport, Iowa, for murder, ws not our former townsman, Rudolph Huffmaster, as surmised by the Democrat. This will appear by the following extract from a letter received from C. A. Waterman, attorney at law at that place, to whom we wrote for information.











"The murder was the result of a drunken row, such, as of course, will never again happen in our State under our 'Constitutional Amendment.' The defendant was acquitted on the trial; such a result can never be expected again under our new regime. For the credit of Kansas, be it said this man never lived in your State. It may interest you to know that on this fellow's release, God, more just than a jury, smote him with small-pox, and he may be, when you are reading this, climbing the 'Golden Stair.'




At a meeting of St. John's Battery, First Kansas Artillery, held on July 8th, 1882, the following resolution was adopted and the Secretary instructed to furnish each of the Winfield and Arkansas City papers a copy for publication.

Resolved, That the officers and members of St. John's Battery extend to the people of Arkansas City their sincere thanks for the hospitable manner in which they were received and entertained by them on the Fourth of July just past.

J. M. REED, Sec.

The Annual School meeting will take place Thursday, August 10th, at 2 p.m. A clerk is to be elected for three years. Vacancies should be filled for unexpired terms, taxes should be levied, and arrangments for Arbor Day should be made.




TRAVELER, JULY 19, 1882.


We, the undersigned, saw the Centennial waher tested this morning at Mr. Bryant's Restaurant, and can conscientiously say that it will do a washing without any rubbing, in less time, with less soap, fuel, and labor than any machine we ever say on the market.


NAMES: Charles Bryant, Mrs. Chas. Bryant, Wm. H. Palmer, Jr., Myrtle Bryant, J. A. L. Roming, L. H. Teets, Charlie Clark,

J. N. G. Gibson, G. W. Miller, John J. Clark.


For further reference see Nelson & Ball.
















I have purchased of Nelson & Ball one of Rodecker's Centennial Washing Machines and we have seen it thoroughly tested on all kinds of goods, and can conscientiously recommend it to be the best machine we ever saw. Money would not buy it if we could not get another. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Miller.


I have bought of Nelson & Ball a Centennial Washing Machine, and like it very much, better than any machine I ever saw used.

Dr. J. T. Shepard.


The Centennial Washing Machine is manufactured at G. W. Miller's, where they can be seen at any time, and explanation will be given upon them with pleasure.





The Cheyenne Indian raid claims amount to $100,000.

Cattle men are buying large tracts of land in Cowley county.

Cowley county will have nearly 1,000,000 bushels of wheat this year.

Fort Dodge will continue to be garrisoned by one company of infantry. Capt. Fletcher is commanding officer.





Richland Tp.

FLORAL, KANSAS, July 20th, 1882.

Ed. Traveler:

On the northern boundary of Cowley, Richland still holds the fort. She is always alive to her own interests and that of her neighbors. In politics, thoroughly Republican; in intelligence equal to the average in city or country; in the cause of temperance strong; and in support of constitutional law, almost a unit.

A minority of two political parties exist, Democrat and the political "what is it!" The last mentioned held what they called a "rally" today 4 miles north of Floral. I was there and got my satisfaction or its equivalent. From competent judges I learn that the complection of the crowd stood thus: Two Republicans, one Democrat, and one half a greenbacker, divided to suit yourself. The "Rally" was presided over by a man formerly known as H. J. Sandford. What his cognomen is since he married anti-monopoly, I am unable to say.








With dignity and grace of a high order he introduced the different speakers. The first speaker said something, and then to prove it, the Glee Club and the Brass Band came to the rescue. The music busted the argument. The second speaker said nothing and did not need any proof. Dinner was then announced, and it was the best argument of the day. After an hour's discussion of the same, there was some really good vocal music by a choir of voices of young ladies and gentlemen. The wording of the music, however, was not in sympathy with the business of the day, and called forth some comments.

Then came the afterpiece. The Hon. Sam Wood was announced. I believe he is considered the bowels and brains of the party in question. In one particular, he certainly fills the bill. Mr. Wood presents the appearance of a New York alderman, and when he braces up before his audience, he looks very impressive. Those of us who expected to hear a speech were disappointed. With one leg braced to a support in front, so as to preserve his equilibrium, his hands folded over the place his brains are supposed to lay, with a shake of his flowing mane, and a wise and knowing look, he proceeded to deliver himself of the commonest kind of platitudes and stale almanac jokes. He tried to picture to his audience the narrowing spectacle of the ins and the outs--he showed himself to be quite an artist. The point he made was this: He compared the Greenback party to a litter of pigs, and runts at that. Little lean fellows who were starving and striving to get to the public trough, but could not on account of the fat fellows who were ahead; and that it really looked as though the small fry must begin to root for themselves, and quit squealing, or there would be numerous vacancies in the pen. This is Sam's own picture, with an appendix. Other arguments of equal merit were introduced, but space forbids extended criticism. Suffice it to say that the burden of the song was that somebody had more than they had, and that it was the farmer's duty to corral him if possible. It was a direct appeal to the base passions of men, and not a word to advance the qualities that underlie true manhood.

Local politics are demanding some attention. The various candidates are working with a will to advance their claims. Richland township has a man in the field who we expect to represent the shoe string district in the next Legislature. Mr. J. W. Weimer is a man of recognized ability, and is receiving encouraging support.











For Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mr. A. H.

Limerick, with whom your correspondent has had the privilege of enjoying the most intimate and unreserved relations and always found him manly and intelligent, a dutiful citizen, and a true and sympathetic friend. The gentleman is also on record as a loyal soldier and a first-class school teacher, and will doubtless receive the recognition from the people that his qualifications merit.

The enthusiasm of our people is unbounded at the evidences of present and prospective plenty. With paper money at par, and a good round price for every product, is there any reason why we should not be cheerful? Let us be true to ourselves and the battle of life is more than half won.





TRAVELER, JULY 26, 1882.

Wm. B. Strong, President of the A. T. & S. F. R. R., who has been sick for some time at Boston, is reported to be slowly but surely on the improve.

A late special from President Strong reports him in a very critical condition.

The senate has adopted Buck's amendment to the tax bill to reduce the tax on tobacco to twelve cents per pound, Senator Plumb voting against. His amendment to reduce the tax on sugar is a good deal better calculated to meet the necessities of the people. The vote stood 29 to 26.




TRAVELER, JULY 26, 1882.


On the 12th of August next the convention will be held to nominate a candidate who will represent this district in the next legislature. The next session of the legislature will be an unusually important one. Several questions of local as well as of general importance will come up. The State will be redistricted into Congressional districts, and for this reason if for no other, many sections of the State will send their ablest men.










We want a district shaped in such manner that the lower Arkansas Valley will have some voice in saying who shall represent us in Congress. We want more manufacturies to use our water-power. We want a railroad from the east; we want the R. R. we have extended to Fort Smith; we want a United States Senator who will demand its extension, and a Congressman who will aid him; we want the Indian Industrial School appropriation of $25,000 expended in such manner that it will be a success, and be of large benefit to this section of the country as well as the Indians. A great many other things will arise, too numerous to mention, in fact some that are unthought of at present, and we will need the very best timber we have for representative of the 67th district in order to keep even with our neighbors. Personal likes or dislikes should not enter into this matter. We want a man able to do the work needed, as nearly as it can be done, we want a man who is acquainted with all the leading men of the State and whose statements and requests will be respected by them; we want a man who is sound on the question of prohibition; we want a man who knows what our interests are, and who is able to, and will demand, our rights on all occasions.

Our present representative, the Hon. C. R. Mitchell, is, in our opinion, just the man we want. He has but few peers in the State as a parliamentarian. His integrity, energy, experience, and influence throughout the State will be of great benefit to us; and his ability as a legislator is beyond question; he has been tried for two terms already, and we have never heard a single criticism upon his political actions. He is true to his trust and he would be a credit to any district in the State as a representative. It is of great importance to this district that we have such a man. We move to make his nomination unanimous and we believe it will be done.




TRAVELER, JULY 26, 1882.

Joe Hoyt Saturday night.

It's John Kroenert & Co. now.

P. Pearson has the boss sidewalk.

S. Matlack goes East on business next week.

Miss Lizzie Wyckoff is taking a vacation.

T. J. Rude is in town looking after his political affairs.

Stone sidewalks are still being laid, but no fater than they are needed.

We understand that C. R. Sipes intends putting in a stock of general hardware.









A new post office has been established at the Springs, with Dr. George A. Cutler as postmaster.

J. F. White, formerly of Mulvane, will fill a "long felt newspaper want," at Geuda Springs.

J. W. Pugsley will shortly open up a stock of harness, etc., in this city. See his notice.

NOTICE: Arkansas City, July 25th, 1882.

Within a few days I intend to place on this market, and keep in stock, a nice line of Harness, Saddles, Whips, and all goods usually kept in a first-class Harness Store.

J. W. Pugsley.

Cal. Swarts has purchased an interest in the TRAVELER, which will hereafter be published by Messrs. Standley & Swarts.

Conductor J. E. Miller has been "called in" to Topeka on business. O. H. Bell is running his trains during his absence.

Misses Annie Norton, Flora Finley, and Linda Christian are attending the Normal. Miss Sadie Pickering will enter this week.

Quite a crowd of Mr. Murphy's friends sat on the street to a late hour Saturday night, to "see the conquering hero come" home.


W. D. Bishop has purchased of L. McLaughlin the building formerly occupied by Mitchell & Swarts as a land office, consideration $900.

Mrs. S. Rhodes, a sometime milliner in this city, started on Thursday last for Bloomington, Illinois, whither she goes to make her future home.

Mrs. R. A. Houghton, Mrs. W. E. Gooch, Mr. and Mrs. Sherburn, Mrs. Eddy, and Mrs. A. A. Newman will leave tomorrow for the East.

We received a sample of Egyptian wheat grown on the farm of V. Hawkins last week. It is a peculiar looking grain, but yields enormously.

Geo. Cunningham is erecting, under the skillful workmanship of W. J. Canfield, an addition to his implement store building on south Summit Street.









Mr. Gilbert, wife and niece, of Kaw Agency, were in the city last week. Mrs. Gilbert was en route for Emporia, where she is now visiting friends.

The Highland Hall Co. have moved a part of the buildings from the lots to be occupied by the new hall, and will break ground for the building this week.

Miss Dora Fouts, who is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Peed, has been quite sick for the past nine days, but is now convalescing under the care of Dr. Chapel.

A social "hop" was given in McLaughlin's Hall on last Wednesday evening. It was well conducted, and a pleasant time was had by all who participated.

Elder Crenshaw preached in McLaughlin's Hall last Monday evening, and will continue the meeting during the week. All are invited to come and hear him.

Charles Hutchins sold his residence lots on Ninth Street to H. P. Farrar last week. Mr. Farrar now owns the four lots cornering on Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street.

The toy pistol has been getting in good work since July 4th. Fifteen fatal cases of lockjaw caused by wounds from toy pistols have been reported from Illinois alone.

Stacy Matlack has purchased the residence and lots now occupied by Dr. Kellogg on the corner of Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue. It is a very desirable location.

The rite of baptism was administered by Rev. Morehead, pastor of the M. E. church, last Sabbath, at Harmon's ford, to Mrs. Frank Speers, Misses Laura Hollaway, Minnie Kirtley, and Lizzie Carder.

Mr. S. J. Rice, of Bolton township, passed through the city yesterday en route for Palmyra, Macompin Co., Illinois, where he was called by the sickness of his father. We hope he may find the invalid better than he anticipates.

















We received a sample of timothy 5 ft. in height and blue grass 4 ft. 9 in. high, from Mr. G. Finley, of Tranquility, Ohio. This is a pretty fair showing for Ohio, but she's have to take a back seat on grasses as on everything else, but politicians, when Kansas gets her growth.

The safe in the depot at Belle Plaine was robbed last week of $100 in money, $75 of which belonged to the A. T. & S. F. company and the remainder to the depot agent. The safe was unlocked by the burglars.

John Whistler, a wealthy merchant at the Sac & Fox Agency, has bought the Geuda House and is moving itt to the next lot. He will build a large hotel on the threea lots adjoining Dr. Cutler's drug store, making a front of seventy-five feet.


Capt. S. C. Smith brought in from his farm last week, a bunch of blue grass 18 inches tall. It was sown with wheat last fall and now the wheat has been taken off and the soil will be turned over to blue grass. The stand is excellent. Courier.

Mr. Heflin, one of East Bolton's energetic farmers, recently threshed 300 bushels of white oats from five acres of land, and says if they had been cared for, they would have yielded 70 instead of 60 bushels to the acre. Well, 60 ain't so awful bad, after all.

Ed. Malone, formerly of Ponca Agency, but late of Colorado Springs, is in the city. Mr. Malone was called here by the sickness of his wife, whom we are glad to learn is progressing favorably, and he will shortly return to his Colorado home.

Republicans of Bolton township please meet at the Bland schoolhouse on Thursday, August 3rd, at 2 p.m. for the purpose of electing delegates to the County Convention at Winfield, Aug. 5th; also to the 67th Representative Convention, which will be held at Arkansas City Aug. 12th.

J. D. GUTHRIE, Chairman Com.













The Republicans of Silverdale township will meet, at their usual place of voting, on Thursday, August 3rd, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of selecting their delegates to attend the County Convention, and three delegates to attend the Legislative Convention, the former to be held in Winfield, August 5th, and the latter at Arkansas City August 12th. A full attendance is desired.

L. J. DARNELL, Chairman Tp. Cen. Com.

The Republicans of Creswell township will meet at their usual place of voting, on Thursday, Aug. 3rd, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of electing seven delegates to attend the County Convention and seven delegates to attend the Legislative Convention, the former to be held at Winfield Aug. 5th; the latter at Arkansas City, Aug. 12th. A full attendance is desired.

J. B. NIPP, Chairman Tp. Cen. Com.

We call attention to the announcement in this issue of the name of Rev. P. B. Lee, of Vernon township, as a candidate for the office of Probate Judge, subject to the action of the Republican Convention. Mr. Lee is a man who has been well known in the annals of Cowley county for several years past, is fully qualified for the office his friends have announced him for, and if elected we have his assurance that he would leave no stone unturned to faithfully discharge all duties devolving upon him.

In this issue we announce Sam'l. G. Castor, of Liberty township, as a candidate for representative of the 27th district. Mr. Castor is one of Liberty township's most prominent farmers having resided in that section nearly five years. He came to this State from Iowa where he resided several years and served two terms in the Legislature of that State. He is an intelligent and energetic business man, a thorough Republican, and a Prohibitionist from principle, and if elected would acquit himself with credit.

The following is an extract from a letter received from one of Winfield's old soldiers to Capt. Nipp, of this city, and expresses the views of the old soldiers, not only of Winfield, but all over Cowley:

"Quite a number of the old soldiers of the county have been asking what would be the chance of having a Re-union of the Cowley county Veterans this fall, at Arkansas City, after our return from Topeka. I am sure a large number of the old soldiers would be glad to have a rally at your city. Please let me know how your city feels on the subject."







Mr. T. J. Rude is announced in this issue as a candidate for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction subject to the choice of the county convention. Mr. Rude is well known in this county, where he has been actively engaged as a teacher for several years past, and he has, by his diligence and perseverance made for himself a prominent place among the educators of this county. Beside being thoroughly conversant with the practical details of our common school work, Mr. Rude is a rising man, and possesses the ambition, zeal, and scholarship necessary to the successful discharge of the duties of this laborious office.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell announces himself a candidate for re-election to tthe Legislature for the 67th District in this issue. The gentleman has represented the district in the Legislature for the past two terms with profit to his constituents and honor to himself, and will, without doubt, be again returned. Mr.

Mitchell is undoubtedly the "man of the hour," and possesses the power, as well as the will, to do us more good, solid service than any other man in the district. There is a great deal of important work to be done in the next Legislature, and we cannot afford, even if we would, to throw away the services of a tried pilot merely for the sake of making an experiment.

Lunch Social.

The ladies of the M. E. church have arranged for a lunch at the Central Ave. house, Saturday evening, July 29th, from 6 to 9 o'clock. All ladies whether belonging to that denomination or not, are respectfully invited to bring their lunch, and join in the social repast. Each lady attending prepares lunch for two persons, putting the lunch in a basket with her card attached. Price of basket thirty cents. The purchaser is kept in ignorance of the name of the lady whose basket he buys until the purchase is made, when he shares with her the lunch. Tea, coffee, lemonade, and ice cream for those desiring. Gentlemen, come eat with the ladies Saturday evening.

Bolton Veterans.

The veterans of Bolton township who wish to attend the Re-Union of Old Soldiers at Topeka on Sept. 10, 1882, are requested to meet at the Bland school house in the above township on August 3rd, 1882, at 2 o'clock p.m., with a view to making the necessary arrangements therefor.

P. A. LORRY, Capt.









S. P. U. A regular meeting of the South West Bolton Stock Protective Union will be held at the Mercer schoolhouse in West Bolton on Friday, July 28, at 7 o'clock p.m. A full attendance is requested. F. LORRY, Capt.

Mr. Roberts, living near Winfield, has a half acre black-

berry patch from which he has picked this season over 80 bushels of blackberries, for which he received an average price of $4 per bushel. This gives him $380 as the yield from half an acre of land.

We received from Mr. L. D. Skinner, a sample of Snow Flake potatoes grown upon the farm of W. B. Skinner in East Bolton. The product of two hills numbered 24 potatoes, weighing 12 pounds and 12 oucnes. This gives each potato an average weight of eight and a half ounces. Beat it; who can?







It is said that at Okmulgee, Creek nation, Indian Territory, there are over thirty cases of small pox; at Muscogee, two hundred, and at Artusee sixty. The fatalities, so far, reach about one hundred. The ravages of the disease in isolated localities is said to be fearful, whole families being swept away.

U. S. Indian Inspector, Hayworth, will report favorably on a tract of two sections of land about four miles south of town, on the Chilocco, as the location for the new Indian Industrial School. The Department will doubtless approve Maj. Hayworth's report, and the work will commence at once. Fifteen thousand dollars for building purposes and ten thousand for running expenses the first year have already been appropriated, and additional sums will follows as needed.

Henry Harbaugh, present county commissioner from this district, will doubtless be, on the 5th inst., re-nominated without opposition. Mr. Harbaugh is a practical farmer, being proprietor of the model farm of the county, and has demonstrated what energy and good judgment can accomplish on one hundred and sixty acres of Cowley county land.







Commissioner Harbaugh has shown himself a prudent and sagacious official, and it seems to be the universal sentiment that we can do no better than to further avail ourselves of his services.







Tom Gilbert is again in town.

Attend the primaries tomorrow.

Stock in the Territory are doing well.

Winfield has made a start for a cornet band.

Kendall Smith of Ponca Agency is in town.

Edgar M. Bird starts for Colorado tomorrow.

Major Woodin, of the Territory, is in the city.

Laborers with and without teams are in demand.

Mr. A. A. Newman left for the East last Friday.

Old papers 50 cents per hundred at this office.

Mrs. C. R. Mitchell was in the city Saturday last.

We are to have another real estate firm in town.

Joe. F. White, of Mulvane, was in the citty Monday.

Bonsall's Photograph Gallery rejoices in a nobby new sign.

Mrs. Baird of Ponca Agency, is in the city visiting Mrs. George O. Allen.

J. P. Musselman, one of Silverdale's boss farmers, paid us a short call last Friday.

We had a pleasant call from Mr. D. D. Keeler, superintendent of Kaw Agency, last week.

J. D. Harklerod, of Silverdale, was in the city Monday.

Ben Matlack, who has been under the weather at Pawnee Agency, is now around in his usual good shape.

The M. E. Lunch social at the Central Avenue last Saturday was well attended and a pleasant time enjoyed.

Henry Asp and A. H. Limerick, of Rock township, drove down from Winfield Monday, returning in the evening.

Mr. Charles Clark is running an ice cream, candy, and lunch room one door north of Shepard & Maxwell's drug store.

Charlie and George Howard have been putting in some choice pumps for Messrs. Deweese and Gamble, of Bolton township.

Capt. C. M. Scott returned to the city last Sunday evening. He was the healthiest looking corpse we have seen in a long time.








Mrs. Seyfer, the popular lady clerk at the Old Reliable Green Front, is spending a week's vacation with her parents in the country.

At the primary election in Vernon township four delegates were elected and are understood to be for Millspaugh, Gans, and Rude.

Mrs. R. E. Grubbs returned to this place last Friday, after an absence of several months visiting in New York and other eastern States.

The Transporter says that Hunnewell has "no business men but the firms of Hamilton & Hopkins and Avery & McDonald." That settles it.

Mr. Frank Thompson, of Albuquerque, N. M., son of Capt.

C. G. Thompson, is in town. Mr. Frank Thompson starts for his home in New Mexico this evening.

BIRTH. Mr. and Mrs. Abe Jackson, of Bolton township, had the pleasure of welcoming a little girl to their home last week, where she will probably stay awhile.

Geo. Smothers, of Bolton township, is ahead on oats, having threshed out a piece that went as high as seventy-four bushels to the acre. Ohio take notice.

Cal Dean, one of the most genial of stockmen, spent several days in the city during the past week and favored the TRAVELER with an appreciated call.

Mr. J. E. Cox left a sample of Early Ohio potatoes that are hard to beat. There were eleven of them and the average weight was 11 oz. Beat it who can.

Mrs. B. C. Swarts, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Mitchell, for several weeks past, returned to her home at Halstead, Kansas, on Saturday last.

Jimmy Headley, one of Bolton's oldest settlers, and an old-time friend of the TRAVELER, was in the city Monday last, and favored us with a call. Come again.

W. C. Stevens, of Bolton, an old friend of the TRAVELER, paid us a short call last Saturday.








The Ponca, Nez Perces, and Kaw Indians have sold several thousand bushels of wheat of their own raising this season. This is one of the ways of solving the Indian question. Capital.

Miss Lena Jackson started on Monday last for Lincoln, Illinois. Miss Jackson, after a lengthened visit among friends and relatives at that place, will return again to her home in this vicinity.

We understand that Agent Miles, at Osage Agency, has ordered the U. S. police to assist the treasurer and local officers in collecting taxes and removing intruders out of the Osage nation.

George Hagar, of Bolton township, has threshed out some of his wehat, which yielded at the rate of 25 bushels to the acre. This is the best yield we have heard of, as yet, from that


Mrs. Fouts and her daughter, Miss Dora, are at Geuda Springs testing the restorative qualities of these far famed mineral waters. They will stay with Mrs. Fouts' brother, the Hon.

C. R. Mitchell.

Ed. G. Gray, of Kansas City, but formerly of the TRAVELER, is now in the city on a week's visit to his relatives. Ed. dropped into our sanctum.

C. M. Scott, who has just returned from a three weeks trip to Cheyenne Agency and the western part of the Territory, reports everything quiet and Indians pursuing their usual avocations.

We call attention to the advertisement of the J C H cattle brand in this issue. Mr. J. H. Sherburne has purchased this entire brand of Mr. J. C. Henderson and will hereafter control the same.


P. O. Address,

Ponca Agency, Ind. Ter.

Cattle Brand: J. C. H.

on left side.

Horse Brand: J

on left shoulder.












A letter received by Capt. Nipp, from our old townsman,

J. I. Mitchell, who is now located at Sedgwick City, Colorado, contains the cheering news of his prosperity, which will be gladly learned of by his many friends.

During the storm last Thursday, the house of R. F. Burden, five miles northeast of town, was struck by lightning, doing considerable damage. Fortunately, the members of the family sustained no injuries except being slightly shocked.

Burden Enterprise.

Dr. Shepard commences the erection of a couple of store rooms at Geuda Springs this week, which will be for rent as soon as completed unless the Dr. should conclude to put in a stock of drugs there himself, in connection with his business in this city.

Hon. Jas. Kelley and Capt. Chas. Stuven, of Winfield, were in town last Thursday. Capt. Stuven is a candidate for the office of clerk of the District Court. His title was earned in armed service, which gives him considerable prestig e among the old soldiers of this county.


Cal Swarts was up from the city Monday trying to negotiate for a position on the right-hand side of the elephant circus day. If he gets here early enough, he can get in by carrying hay to the camels. Courier.

Ed. Greer gains free entrance by officiating as pole for the monkeys to show their agility on.

Mr. W. C. Brown and wife, of Cadiz, Ohio, were in the city last week for several days while en route for Colorado. Mr. Brown is an old friend of our C. M. Scott, and is largely interested in real estate here-abouts. We had not seen the gentleman for several years and had much pleasure in again grasping him by the hand.

At the Republican primary held in Sheridan township the 20th inst., the delegates were instructed to support Sol A. Smith as first-choice for county superintendent and T. L. Rude as second choice. They were also instructed to support Judge Gans for probate judge, E. S. Bedillion for district clerk, and F. S. Jennings for county attorney.








All the old buildings formerly standing on the lots to be occupied by the new opera house have been removed. The last was taken to west Central Avenue. This last building was one of the old land-marks, and has done duty as church, blacksmith shop, livery stable, grocery store, land-office, and even a lawyer's office. One by one the old cottonwood buildings of primitive days are disappearing.

Mr. J. H. Sherburne and wife, of Ponca Agency, passed through the city last week en route for Mr. Sherburne's former home in old Maine. They will visit Washington during their absence. Mr. Sherburne goes back partly for the purpose of settling up some family matters and upon his return will most likely be accompanied by a widowed sister and her family who intend making their future home in the West.

Jim Kelly and Capt Stuven tell a good joke on themselves. They had been canvassing the prospects for delegates in Bolton township, and were turning to drive away from the residence of a prominent farmer, whom they had just interviewed. A little son of the farmer, about six years of age, gathered a clod and hurled it at them with all his tiny might, saying, "Shoot the


Probably one of the most remarkable Indians in the Territory is James Rubens, a full-blood Nez Perce Indian, now employed by the government teaching school at the Nez Perce Agency, Indian Territory. James has read all the standard modern and ancient histories, as well as the biographies of our most prominent men and books of travel. He is a regular ordained Presbyterian minister, and is thoroughly conversant with the scriptures. During the fight with Chief Joseph, he acted as scout for Gen. Miles, and performed many daring deeds. Transporter.

A Sabbath school convention will meet in William's Grove in Bolton township on the 11th day of August, 1882, at 11 a.m. A general invitation is extended to Sabbath school workers through the county, to come and bring well filled inner baskets. William's Grove is on the Shoo Fly road one mile west from the Arkansas River bridge.












SOLDIERS' REUNION. A meeting of citizens of Arkansas City was held at I. H. Bonsall's office on the evening of the 13th inst., to arrange for a Soldiers' Re-union to be held at that place at an early day. Committees were appointed to raise funds and complete arrangements. Capt. J. B. Nipp is Chairman of the organization, which insures active, hearty, and successful work. There is no reason why all the old soldiers in the county should not cooperate with the folks at Arkansas City and make their re-union a grand assembling of all the survivors of the late war in Cowley county. Such a gathering should be held this year, and, while we would like to see it held at the county seat, our people do not seem inclined to take hold and pull while the Arkansas City people want it, and are going to work earnestly to boost it along. They may count on the Courier for such assistance as it can lend toward making their re-union a grand success.


The boys were howling for "copy" and our new editor (Cal Swarts) couldn't stop their demands. After oiling the shears and a ten minutes stir at the paste pot, the light of genius blazed from his eyes and he tackled Satan thusly: "What relation is a loaf of bread to a steam engine?" Our Devil's no slouch but that beat his record, and he weakened right away. When he recovered his senses he was informed that the steam engine was an invention while bread was a necessity. Necessity is the mother of invention, i. e., the loaf of bread was the mother of the steam engine. The logic was indisputable and softly murmuring "clear as mud," the vanguished fiend drifted to his case and was seen no more.

Ed. A. Baugh, of Oakland, Nebraska, spent several days of the past week in our citty visiting his parents. He left on Monday's train for Illinois, whither he goes to shake the hands of other friends.

R. C. Haywood was in the city last week and on Saturday started for Emporia. He drove his own team through and with the pleasant weather of the past few days, he must have had an enjoyable trip.

The Christian church has been holding a series of meetings in the hall over Herman Godehard's store, during the evenings of the past week. We have not attended in person but are informed that a goodly attendance has been had.








The many friends of Mrs. E. Watson, our popular milliner, will be sorry to learn she has been compelled, by sickness, to temporarily close her establishment. We trust, however, she may shortly recover her health and be able to resume her business.

Bolton Veterans.

The veterans of Bolton township who wish to attend the Re-Union of Old Soldiers at Topeka on Sept. 10, 1882, are requested to meet at the Bland schoolhouse in the above township on August 3rd, 1882, at 2 o'clock, p.m., with a view to making the necessary arrangements therefor.

P. A. LORRY, Capt.

Republicans of Bolton township please meet at the Bland schoolhouse on Thursday, August 3rd, at 2 p.m., for the purpose of electing delegates to the County Convention at Winfield, Aug. 5th, also to the 67th Representative Convention, which will be held at Arkansas City Aug. 12th.

J. D. GUTHRIE, Chairman Com.

The Republicans of Silverdale township will meet at their usual place of voting, on Thursday, August 3rd, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of selecting their delegates to attend the County Convention, and three delegates to attend the Legislative Convention, the former to be held in Winfield, Aug. 5th, and the latter at Arkansas City Aug. 12th. A full attendance is desired.

L. J. DARNELL, Chairman Tp. Cen. Com.

The Republicans of Creswell township will meet at their usual place of voting, on Thursday, August 3rd, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of electing seven delegates to attend the County Convention and seven delegates to attend the Legislative Convention, the former to be held in Winfield, August 5th; the latter at Arkansas City, Aug. 12th. A full attendance is


J. B. NIPP, Chairman Tp. Cen. Com.

Capt. C. M. Scott, of Arkansas City, made us a call while on his rounds through the nation, this week. Capt. Scott has a thorough knowledge of Indians and Indian matters, and understands the situation of affairs about as well as any Kansas man we know of, and his quiet and gentlemanly bearing makes him friends everywhere, with both Indians and whites, and he has become very popular throughout the west. The Captain's many friends, as well as ourselves, were highly gratified to meet him, from which he will always receive a cordial reception at this Agency.










E. S. Bedillion, clerk of the District Court, and H. D. Gans, Probate Judge, were in town last week. They are candidates for re-election to their respective offices. Mr. Bedillion has acted in his present capacity for nine years, his conduct being such that the people whom he served have had no desire to dismiss so valuable a servant.

Judge Gans has been Probate Judge for several years, and has made hosts of friends among the people of the county.

If these gentlemen are made the choice of the County Convention, all Republicans will delight in supporting them.

A. A. Davis says it's a perfect outrage the way that foundry is run, what with the smoke from the furnace, and continual hum of the machinery, and the constant blowing of the whistle calling the hands to work. He has not had a good night's rest for a coon's age.

He says he believes they run three sets of hands, a day time, night time, and meal time squad, anyhow he won't stand it much longer and the city dads may look out for a petition from him to have the old thing crowded off the townsite, where the racket won't bother honest folks, who work hard all day and want to rest o'nights. The heart of the city ain't no place for factories nohow.

The Wrong Scott.

Quite a little excitement was rife in the city last week over the killing of Capt. C. M. Scott in the Creek nation. It was not our Scott at all, but a Capt. Nero Scott who was killed. The following item from the Transporter, of the 25th inst., shows that C. M. Scott was tearing around in good shape in the western part of the Territory while his namesake was being slain in the eastern part.

James Reubens, with a party of nine Nez Perce Indians, are making a friendly visit among the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians this week. They are accompanied by their friend, Capt. C. M. Scott. Among the number were Lieut. Tom Hill, Yellow Bear, Jay Gould, and Capt. Jack.


















First Regiment C. C. Vets.

At a meeting of the above Regiment, at Winfield, on Saturday last, the motion that officers wear military caps and blouses, and that line officers wear insignia of rank, was carried. It was also moved that Captains of Companies must report in two weeks from today (July 29th) the number of men on their rolls who will attend the Reunion at Topeka. This is to enable a report of same to be sent to headquarters at Topeka, so that the necessary transportation and rations can be provided. This report must be sent in by August 25th, so the necessity for prompt attention will be seen. The next meeting of the Regiment will be held at the Courier office in Winfield, August 12th, at 2 o'clock p.m.

We hear a talk of some more water works for the city, the same to be run by water power from the canal. The undertaking would demand some capital, but its value to the city would be incalculable. Our town is rapidly assuming metropolitan proportions, and what was a sufficiency for all purposes two years ago is not enough to sprinkle our streets at the present time.

Major Haworth, U. S. Inspector of Indian schools, was in the city last week, and in company with Messrs. A. A. Newman and Sleeth, drove into the Territory south of town, to spy out the country with a view to the selection of a 1,280 tract of good farming land for the location of the Indian-Industrial Schools, for which the necessary appropriation of $25,000 have been made.

We have temporarily lost one of our most valuable citizens in the person of Uriah Spray, who went last week to the Sac & Fox Agency to take charge of the Indian schools at that place. Mrs. Spray soon follows him to assist in the work. Mr. and Mrs. Spray are veterans in the missionary and school work among the Indians, and feel that they have a special duty in this direction to perform. The entire community deeply regret that Mr. Spray and his most estimable wife are to be lost to us for the time, and will hope for their return in the near future.

List of Letters.

Remaining uncalled for in the Arkansas City post office August 1st, 1882.


Arnett, G. W.; Baker, Levi; Beadley, Wm.; Balder, John; Boyd, Wm.; Bourland, L. Dick; Cole, Joh; Dowell, S. H.; Dreens, John; Dodson, W. H.; Drum, Jas. A.; Furley, J. B.; Ferguson, Alex; Goff, Amos; Huston, H. W.; Hanks, Marion; Harris, R. O.; Holt, Allen S.; McDowell, A. M.; Miller, O. P. M.; McNeil, W. H.;

Maverly, W. M.



Nola, Andrew; Neck, Enick; Pourman, Juleas; Phillips,

S. G.; Sleeth, George; Tagus, Isaac; Weimer, D. G.; Woods, Wilson; Wallas, W. S.; Wood, Frankie; Wilson, Engy;

Wrige, P. I. T.


Drake, Mrs. M. S.; Davis, Miss Allie; Jackson, Miss Mary; Roberts, Mary E.; Roosier, A. J.; Liuzzle, Mrs. F.; Taylor, Mrs. Henry; Warner, Miss Bertha.

Persons calling for any of these letters will please say advertised.







Having bought a machine of the latest and most improved pattern for making picture frames, am prepared to make picture frames at a moment's notice. Satisfaction guaranteed.

P. Pearson.


Want to contract from 50 to 100 acres of early corn.

Cap. J. B. Nipp.

200 head of mixed cattle for sale. Enquire of

O. P. Houghton or

N. W. Parlin.


To work on the Gravel Bar. Wages $3.50 per day.

James Hill.


Men not afraid of work can get employment building wire fence by calling upon S. Matlack.

Arkansas City, July 29, 1882.


I have forty-eight head of yearling steers for sale at my farm, four miles southeast of Arkansas City.

Z. Carlisle.


Before buying any patent tin washing machines, come and see what kind I have. You can save money by so doing.

C. R. Sipes.