March 7, 1883, thru May 16, 1883.

H. P. Standley, Editor and Publisher.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 7, 1883.

There is now in Washington a delegation of colored men from the Indian Territory, who were former slaves of the Indians, and who are seeking legislation for appropriating money and lands agreeably to the treaty between the Choctaws and Chickasaws and the government in 1866. The Department of the Interior was surprised to hear that there are 30,000 negroes in the Territory who have never cast a vote, and who have been denied access to the schools and to the courts, being incompetent as witnesses or jurors. The delegation is asking the government, agreeably to the stipulations of the treaty, to remove them from among the Indians and settle them on the Oklahoma lands, which Payne and his followers are now trying to obtain possession of. Secretary Teller has caused the Indian Commissioner to draw up a bill providing for the requested relief, and it has been transmitted with strong recommendations to have it incorporated in the deficiency appropriation bill. The bill provides 160 acres of land for every head of a family, eighty acres for every unmarried person over 21 years of age, and sufficient money for the expenses of removal and settlement on the land.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 7, 1883.

The New Temperance Bill. The new temperance bill passed by the senate yesterday is amendatory to and supplemental of the law of 1881, and was formulated by the senate committee on temperance. The debate upon the measure in the senate has been extended and spirited, and the whole ground of the prohibitory question very thoughtfully gone over. There was a manifest disinclination at first to discuss the subject, but as the session wore on and the senators became more interested, the discussion became general.

The bill provides that a druggist=s permit may be obtained from the probate judge, good for one year, the application to be signed by twelve good citizens. Any physician regularly and lawfully engaged in the practice of his profession as a business, and who, in case of actual need, shall deem any liquors necessary to the health of his patient, may give such patient a written or printed prescription therefor, or may administer the same himself. But no such prescription shall be given or liquors administered except in case of actual need, and wherein his judgment the use of intoxicating liquors is necessary. Every physician who shall give such prescription or administer such liquors in violation of law, and every physician who shall give to or write for any person a prescription for intoxicating liquor for the purpose of enabling or assisting any person to evade the law, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days, or shall suffer both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

Every person committing perjury to obtain liquor from a druggist, or who shall use the liquor obtained upon a prescription from a druggist as a beverage for himself or another, shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than $50 nor more than $500, or imprisonment in the county jail for not less than thirty nor more than ninety days, or be both fined and imprisoned. Any person selling liquor without a license shall, upon conviction, suffer the penalty above mentioned, and for a subsequent offense shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500, and imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than six months.

Probably the section of the bill that will attract most attention and comment than any other is the one wherein it is provided, ABut nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the making of wine or cider from grapes or apples grown and raised by the person making the same.@

The paraphernalia of a saloon is made evidence that liquor is being sold contrary to law, and the possession of official stamps of the United States revenue collector shall also be taken as evidence of the same.

In all prosecutions the burden of proof is to rest virtually up to the defendant. The bill will be at once sent to the house, but whether it can be reached in time to be considered by a quorum may be a matter of more or less doubt. Topeka Capital.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

The Stockmen=s ball comes off tonight at Caldwell.

Mr. John T. Gooch returned to the Territory on Monday last.

We call attention to Stedman Bro.=s. New Aad@ in this issue.


Tip Davenport was in our city Monday last looking as old-fashioned and hearty as ever.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

Capt. David Payne and Harris, the Chief man, are around our city every once in awhile.

Mr. Bassett=s new house has already received a coat of paint and begins to look home like.

Barnum has asked the government to rent him twenty Pawnee braves for show purrposes.

Prof. C. T. Atkinson has much improved the appearance of his residence by a coat of paint.

Mrs. A. A. Newman is now visiting friends in Emporia, and will probably return to this city in about two weeks.

Mr. A. A. Newman started for the East last Saturday, where he goes to purchase his usual mammoth spring stock.

Mrs. Kendall F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, has been in the State for some two weeks past, visiting old time friends in this vicinity.

Agent Woodin and Mr. Arthur, of Ponca Agency, arrived in the city Monday night and will return to the Territory today.

Our old friend, Carlos Thompson, made us a call last Saturday.

The Vinita Chieftain has changed hands. Major Lipe is the new business manager, and Messrs. Owens and Hollingsworth its editors.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

We had the pleasure of driving one of Capt. Nipp=s fancy teams, and can say we enjoyed it muchly.

Thos. E. Berry, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, arrived in our city last Sunday, with a number of teams, which he proposes to load for the Indian country.

Frank Hutchison, of Cheyenne Agency, is now in the city visiting his many friends and relatives. He will return to the Territory tomorrow.

Sam Swarts, accompanied by his sister, Miss Nellie, returned on Monday last from a visit to their father, mother, and other relatives in Halstead, Kansas.

D. A. McIntire, Geuda=s livery man, was in the city Monday. He is just recovering from a spell of sickness, and we hope said recovery may be lasting.

An effort will be made to bridge Grouse Creek near the Coburn ford. Such a bridge would accommodate the farmers as well as our Territory friends.

Miss Ida Harnly will, in a few days, open up a stock of Millinery Goods in the rooms formerly occupied by Mrs. E. Watson.

Notice: Ladies of Arkansas City and Vicinity. I will open the store formerly owned by Mrs. E. Watson in a few days with a handsome stock of brand new millinery goods. Miss Ida Harnly.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

Senator Hackney=s bill organizing Vernon Township into a high school district with powers to vote bonds and build and maintain a high school has passed both houses.

Canadian papers report the arrival of a new bird, in considerable numers, which preys upon the English sparrows. No description is vouchsafed save that it is a native of Egypt.

John Kroenert, our boss young groceryman, is now in Kansas City making a business trip. We hope Johnny will enjoy his trip; and if the court knows herself, we are sure he will.

Messrs. Schiffbauer Bros. have purchased the grocery stock of S. Matlack, who in future will confine himself to the Dry Goods, Notions, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, and Clothing departments.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

The work of excavating for the foundation of the Indian School on the Chilocco, south of this city, is being rapidly pushed forward as is also the hauling of stone for the walls of the building.

Oats 32 cts.; Corn 33 cts.; Wheat 93 cts.

Read V. M. Ayres= special in another column of this issue.

Ad. WANTED! WANTED!! 20,000 bushels of wheat at the Canal Mills. V. M. AYRES.

Messrs. Schiffbauer Bros. have the contract for the stone work upon the Indian Schools, and we understand are figuring on the contract for doing the finishing on the same. We hope they may be successful, for certainly no one understands this business better than these gentlemen.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

Mr. A. J. Ayres, a merchant of Grainfield, Kansas, and his mother, Mrs. V. M. Ayres, of Arkansas City, Kansas, have been visiting in this city during the past two days with the editor=s family. They started this morning for a trip to their old home at Galva, Illinois, accompanied by little Allen Young, our eldest. Independence Star.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

Miss Gertrude Fouler, of Waterloo, Iowa, who has been spending the past few days with her cousin, Mrrs. E. P. Baker, returned to Winfield last Monday, where she is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway. As Miss Gertrude is going to spend two or three months in Cowley, we sincerely hope that our ticy may be visited by her often.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

A company has been organized to bore for coal at Milan, and we believe, a sufficient amount has been raised to sink a hole 1,000 feet, unless coal is found at a less depth. Geuda Springs will also bore. We hope both parties may be successful, because in that event we will be certain of finding coal in this vicinity. Caldwell Commercial.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

The loss of cattle on the Cherokee Strip this winter will not be worth talking about, if we may believe the reports of the stockmen. It would be policy on their part to exaggerate losses, in order to bull the market, and as they don=t see fit to do so, those who don=t own cattle and want to buy, may feel assured that there are numerous herds left on the Strip from which to draw a supply. Caldwell Commercial.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

Our Arkansas City friends, the stockmen, had a meeting at that point last week, and adopted a few resolutions setting forth their wishes, and their needs, in the matter of quarantine grounds, etc., which will be found on the second page of this paper. They propose to join the association, and wish to be recognized in its deliberations. We think the association can assist these parties materially in settling their disputes, if it so desires, and we are confident that a majority of the members of the association desire to treat all fair and just. Caldwell Post.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

Frank B. Swarts, of Pawnee Agency, arrived in the city on Saturday last, stopping a few days with his relatives here, after which he went on to Halstead to visit his parents. He will return to his Territory home on Friday next.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

Stacy Matlack left on Monday=s train for the East. Mr. Matlack intends to keep up with the times and this step is taken for the purpose of laying in a stock of the very latest styles of dress goods, clothing, etc. Mr. Matlack will probably be absent about three weeks.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

A bridge should be constructed across the Walnut River at Harmon=s Ford to enable stockmen to drive to the railroad stock pens, as well as to let the farmers into the canal mills, and into town without driving half a dozen miles out of the way.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

Someone set fire to the prairie grass east of the Arkansas River on the State Line last week, and the fire ran north, destroying hay and considerable property. Mr. Ketcham had his barn burned and barely saved his corn in the crib close by.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

The annual meeting of the Ladies= Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the church. Also, the Ladies= Aid Society will meet at 4 p.m. at the church. A full attendance at both of these meetings is requested. By order of presidents.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

W. E. Campbell returned last Saturday from a trip to the Wichita country, and reports cattle in fair condition, losses small, and grass growing right along on all the streams. On Salt Fork bottoms, twenty-five miles south of Caldwell, grass is well up, and another week of freedom from northern blasts will bring it forward so that stock will find excellent picking. Caldwell Commercial.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

District 96.

Spring is coming and the wheat is growing nicely.

D. P. Marshal=s stone mansion is nearing completion and is a splendid structure.

Our friend, C. J. Beck, is feeding forty head of steers. A sight of them is a panacea for sore eyes.

Dug-outs, caves, and cyclone bom-proofs are the order of the day.

Four weeks more and the winter term of our school will close.

Our Lyceum is still in full blast, and, with our corps of able debaters, consisting of Messrs. Walton, Marshall, Conaway, Sumners, Wm. Clark, Andrews, A. H. Clark, Harkins, and a host of others, we feel able to compete with any Lyceum in the county and will accept a challenge to debate from any Lyceum in the county. Address Pes. Lyceum, District 96, Bolton Township. J. R. C., March 3, 1883.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

Geuda Herald Items.

Geuda Springs is now a temperance town.

Gus Lorry, well known here, is the trustee of Bolton Township in Cowley County.

A. D. Ayres, of Arkansas City, and A. J. Ayres, of Grainfield, were at the Springs on Tuesday.

Capt. C. G. Thompson, of Arkansas City, will erect a business house 18 x 30 on the east side of First Street.

Mrs. Finney, of Arkansas City, came over to the Springs last Friday, and sold her farm, southwest of here, to Mr. Atkins, of Illinois.

The reports in regard to the wheat being frozen out are entirely without foundation. The wheat prospects were never more flattering in Southern Kansas at this season of the year than it is now. Last week we examined several pieces of wheat and could find none that was damaged.

J. H. Hilliard & Co. now have control of the livery stable hack of the hotel, having leased it of Mr. Biggs, and they expect to run it in connection with their stable at Arkansas City. Mr. Hilliard has rented his stable at Wichita, and will divide the stock from that stable between the stables at this place and Arkansas City. They will then have the finest and best equipped livery stables in the southwest.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.


Colgate was brought before Justice Buckman for trial Tuesday, but owing to the absence of several witnesses, the case was continued to next Tuesday and Colgate was remanded to jail.

The Waterworks Company have begun working the well near the river. They propose to have it twenty-five feet in diameter. Work will also be begun on the mound as soon as the surveys can be made.

Senator Hackney=s bill organizing Vernon Township into a high school district with powers to vote bonds and build and maintain a high school, has passed both houses and will become a law after its publication in this paper.

The engineer who was sent down by the Santa Fe management to look over the ground for our switches reported that we had the finest and most abundant rock quarries in the State, and urged that a switch be built from each road to the quarries. The railroad company will need two hundred car loads of fragments. The switches will undoubtedly be put in. The quarries will then furnish employment for several hundred laborers.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.

The Latest. The following extracts from the proceedings of the City Council of Arkansas City will explain to our readers the modus operandi of the transaction by which the city is relieved of the last of its Canal stock.

On February 26th, 1883, at a meeting of the Council, with A. A. Newman, Mayor, and Councilmen James Benedict, H. D. Kellogg, and John M. Ware in attendance, the following petition was presented.

To the Hon. A. A. Newman, Mayor of the City of Arkansas City. We the undersigned members of the Council of the said city most respectfully petition you to call a meeting of the Council to consider a proposition to aid the construction of a Flour Mill on the canal. Said meeting to be called for this evening at 7 o=clock p.m., Feb. 26th, 1883. Signed: JAMES BENEDICT, H. D. KELLOGG, J. M. WARE.

The meeting was called in accordance with the above petition, and Mr. Hill made a proposition to have the city transfer $6,000 of the city=s claim against the Arkansas City Water Power Company to said company, in consideration of the company putting up a flouring mill on said canal. No action taken, and an adjourment to meet at 4 o=clock p.m., February 27th, 1883, was had.

Council met as adjourned. Present: A. A. Newman, Mayor, H. D. Kellogg, James Benedict, John M. Ware. V. M. Ayres, and O. S. Rarick, Councilmen. No action taken, and the Council adjourned to meet at 4 o=clock p.m. of March 1st, 1883.


A. A. Newman, Mayor, James Benedict, O. S. Rarick, and John M. Ware, councilmen, present. H. D. Kellogg and V. M. Ayres absent.

Motion by James Benedict that the Clerk be instructed to draw up an ordinance in compliance with a contract made this day with James Hill, President of the Arkansas City Water Power Co., to expend $2,000 in transmitting power from their canal to the pump at the spring now used by said city with water, and said company agree to furnish sufficient power at the wheel to be equal to ten horsepower at the pump, for the exclusive use of said city, free of expense, for the term of ninety-nine years, and in consideration of the above covenants and agreements being performed by said company, said city agrees to transfer and assign all its interest and title and right to its stock in said water power company. Seconded by O. S. Rarick.

Motion carried by unanimous vote of all present.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 14, 1883.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Tom Gilbert was in the city yesterday.

Pink Fouts came up to church Sunday.

N. T. Snyder will shortly put up a residence in our city.

Peterson sold his house on South Summit Street for $1,000. Good enough.

Mr. Barrett, Clerk at the Ponca Agency, was in our city Monday last.

Rev. B. C. Swarts, of Halstead, is in the city visiting his friends and relatives.

Messrs. Rarick & Pickering have sold out their blacksmith shop o Mr. Del [?] Bruce.

Mr. John Patton will shortly erect another dwelling house in the west part of town.

James Benedict has opened up an implement store in his corner building on Summit Street.

If we read the signs aright, the days of the small cattlemen in the Indian Territory are numbered.

Mr. A. Harnly has commenced the erection of a residence on block 109 in the west part of our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Jack Hyden and friend, of Winfield, dropped into our sanctum yesterday. Jacck is as irrepressible as ever.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

BIRTH. Prof. C. T. Atkinson rejoices in the possession of a brand new daughter, date, Sunday, March 10th, 1883.

The TRAVELER turned out a fine lot of job work for the Wabash Mining Co. Of Saguache County, Colorado, last week.

MARRIED. A. C. Holland and Mrs. Mary Bolt, of Pleasant Valley Township, were united in matrimony by W. A. Ela last week.

Mr. E. L. Beard, of Ponca Agency, was in the City on Monday last.

Messrs. J. H. Hilliard & Co. Have been awarded the conttract for carrying the mails between this point and Kaw and Osage Agencies.

John M. Ware and Jerry Adams left for Texas yesterday morning. The boys are going overland and we hope will have a pleasant trip.

Mr. A. W. Patterson, we understand, met with an accident by the overturning of a buggy last Saturday evening. Buggy top slightly torn; no other damage.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

We call attention to the advertisement of Mrs. Geo. O. Allen in this issue, and advise all needing anything in the line of hair goods to call upon her.

Ad. Mrs. Geo. O. Allen Wishes to inform the Ladies of Arkansas City, and vicinity that she keeps a large stock of Hair Goods, Hair Ornaments, Head Bands, Side Combs, Back Combs, Hair Nets, etc. Special attention given to Weaving, Switches, Ventilating, and Making Straight Hair Curly. All Goods Sold and Work Done Guaranteed to give Satisfaction, or Money Refunded. Call and see me, North Summit Street, One Door South of Mrs. Henderson=s Millinery Store, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

DIED. March 2nd, 1883, of measles, Emma J. Cattrell, wife of S. Cattrell, now of Chautauqua Co., but a former resident of Silverdale Township, this county.

We are pleased to hear that Mrs. Mead, who has been seriously sick for some time, is at this writing, very much better. We sincrely hope the change may be permanent.

Our old time friend, Kendall Smith, of Ponca Agency, was in the city a day or two the past week, and was busily engaged in rounding up his many friends in this section.

Thos. E. Berry, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, after spending several days in our city, and attending the marriage of his brother, King Berry, left for Kansas City on Thursday last.

Messrs. Green & Snyder, our live real estate men, call the attention of buyers to the fact that their books always show a list of choice farms, city property, etc., for sale.

H. Endicott=s new residence is rapidly nearing completion, and the exterior is now resplendent with paint. A. Harnly is the artist, and is doing himself credit as a house painter.

Mr. John A. Thompson, a sheep man of Pueblo, Colorado, was in the city last week and favored the TRAVELER with a call. The gentleman was looking up a location for a sheep ranche.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

A defective flue, in the residence of W. Gibby on South Summit St., resulted in an alarm of fire last Thursday, and before the flames were got under control, about $25 worth of damage was done.

It is with sorrow that we report that at this writing Mr. W. F. Benedict is apparently nearing the edge of the dark river in whose waters all things living must sooner or later sink ere they can reach the bright beyond.

During our trip to Caldwell last week, and while playing the role of Aa stranger in a strange land,@ we were the recipient of courtesies at the hands of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Nyse [? Nyoe Nyee ?] for which we tender our sincere thanks, and only hope that circumstances may enable us to reciprocate in the near future.

As Mr. M. Maxwell was out riding with his sister last Sunday, the team became frightened, overturned, and broke loose from the buggy and ran wildly over the northwest part of town, but were finally captured without much damage. We are sorry to learn that Miss Maxwell was slightly injured, but we trust no permanent ill effects may result.

Our enterprising real estate agent, Mr. Frank J. Hess, is chuck full of business, selling low property and low lots, and reports insurance never better than now. He has established a branch office at Geuda Springs, and has two men in Cowley and Sumner counties looking after the insurance department. Pluck and perseverance always wins, besides Mr. Hess known how to advertise.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

We acknowledge receipt of an invitation to be present at a ball and benefit for the Courier Cornet Band to come off on the evening of March 23rd, 1883. We will use our best efforts to be on hand.

Mr. J. C. Harnly, of Van Wert, Ohio, a brother of our A. Harnly, is in the city and will most probably spend the summer here. We shall be glad to record the fact of his permanent settlement with us.

Our old friend, J. I, Mitchell, now of Saguache County, Colorado, arrived in our city last week and has been hand shaking his many friends of yesteday when he left for the West. May success attend you, J. I. Mitchell.

Mrs. C. Berger, of Otoe Agency, Indian Territory, has been visiting her many friends in this city for the past few days. She returned to her Territory home, where she will be greeted each week by the TRAVELER, this morning.

Mr. F. F. Davis, of Galva, Illinois, a son-in-law of V. M. Ayres, has been visiting in the city the past few days. He leaves for the West today to complete his pleasure trip.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. S. Wilson, of Cambridge, Ohio, last week. Mr. Wilson is in the city visiting former Ohio friends and expresses himself highly pleased with our town and county. We hope he may conclude to stay with us.

With his usual smiling countenance, F. B. Hutchinson is still presiding behind the Akid glove counter@ at Capt. Connel=s store. Frank is no longer an amateur, as is viividly demonstrated by the elegantly dressed show cases in his charge. Cheyenne Transporter.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

We call attention to the advertisement of Messrs. Duncan & Magill, which appears this week. This firm have on hand a choice stock of everything in the grocery line, to which they call attention. Country produce taken at highest market price. Give them a call.

Ad. DUNCAN & MAGILL, GROCERS, Keep on hand a Large and Well Selected Stock of Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Woodenware, Stonewear, Pocket Cutlery, INDIAN GOODS, etc. PRICES LOW AS THE LOWEST. HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID FOR COUNTRY PRODUCE. CALL AND SEE US. OUR MOTTO: Honest Goods at Lowest Market Prices, With Quick Sales and Small Profits. ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Michael Harkins writes C. M. Scott from Lamar, Missouri, that stock hogs are held at 6 cents per pound, yearling steers at $10 to $22, cows and calves $30 to $45, Farm Horses, $75 to $125, Yearling mules, $70 to $80, sheep, $2.50, by the block, and very little stock of any kind for sale.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

As our people are much interested in railroad legislation, we thought it best to publish the act relating to railroads in full so that everyone can read and think for themselves on this important matter. It is rather long, but we trust will be of sufficient importance to warrant the room in our columns.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Match Spelling. A match spelling will be held Wednesday evening, March 21st, 1883, at the Arkansas City High School room. The contest will be confined to the best fifty pages of Patterson=s Speller and Analyzer. A $5 prize will be awarded to the successful competitor. Proceeds for the benefit of the Library. Admission 10 cents. All are invited to attend and participate.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

The following pupils were perfect in the High School Room, during the 6th month: Mollie Coonrod, Hannah Gilbert, Effie Gilstrap, Laura Holloway, Ida Groves, Jessie Norton, Sarah Randall, C. T. Randall, Alvan Sankey, Ellen Taylor, and Carrie Rice.

Perfection denotes abstinence from communication, by look, word, or gesture, in room, hall, or doorway, and an honorable but strict compliance with the rules of school.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Stockmen=s Meeting. The Cherokee Strip Stockmen=s Association held at Caldwell, last week, held several meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday, but did not come to a permanent organization till Thursday at 10 a.m., and we understand that the latest action taken put the association upon a totally different basis to what was anticipated, and rendered all action taken at the meetings of Tuesday and Wednesday of none [? Does he mean Ano@??] effect. We will give full facts in our next.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Caldwell=s Glory. The stock meeting at Caldwell last week, at which we had the honor of being present, was attended by an immense crowd of parties interested in the business, and the accommodating capacity of the hotels were totally inadequate to meet the requirements; but thanks to the efforts of the private citizens, who came nobly to the rescue, all strangers were made comfortable and welcome. The Ball and Banquet given by the citizens to the stockmen was a glorious success, and well attended and enjoyed, while the Banquet at the Leland Hotel was simply immense. The affair was one of the most notable events of the season and cannot help but do Caldwell=s citizens great credit for the enterprise shown.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Wedding Chimes. MARRIED in this city on Thursday, March 8th, 1883, at the residence of the bride=s parents, by Rev. W. H. Harris, Mr. Isaac K. Berry, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, to Miss Laura B. Nipp. The ceremony was consummated at about noon and the happy pair left on the 3 o=clock train for the East to spend the honeymoon. The wedding was witnessed by a few invited friends who partook of an elegant collation spread in honor of the occasion. The groom, a former merchant of this city, but now engaged in the cattle trade in the Indian Territory, was one of the most popular of our boys, and in taking to himself Miss Laura Nipp, has robbed our city of its chiefest ornament but we trust only to share with her a life of happiness and wedded felicity. Under the circumstances we=ll forgive you, King, and join heartily in the congratulations of the many friends of yourself and fair young bride for your future happiness and prosperity.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Notice to Teachers. There will be an examination for Teachers= Certificates, held at the High School room, in Arkansas City, Friday and Saturday, March 16th and 17th, 1883. By order of County Superintendent.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Assessors= Meeting. On Monday, March 6th, 1883, the Assessors of Cowley County, Kansas, met at Winfield. Present: J. B. Nipp, Creswell Township, I. D. Harkleroad, Silverdale; L. Holcomb, Pleasant Valley; Elisha Haynes, Harvey; R. B. Corson, Fairview; H. McKibben, Tisdale; W. Senseney, Ninnescah; Joseph Gorham, Maple; S. D. Jones, Beaver; J. A. Cochran, Liberty; J. A. Irwin, Windsor; D. Beard, Cedar; L. S. Cogswell, Omnia; E. D. Skinner, Vernon; B. Shriver, Sheridan; S. H. Wells, Dexter; H. J. Sandfort, Richland; J. P. Short, Winfield City; P. A. Lorry, Bolton; T. A. Blanchard, Walnut.

J. B. Nipp was chosen Chairman and P. A. Lorry Secretary.

J. A. Cochran, I. D. Harkleroad, and S. D. Jones were chosen a committee on schedule of personal property assessments, and reported as follows, which report was unanimously adopted as the basis of assessment for the year 1883.

The personal property committee reported same basis as last year, which was adopted and is as follows:

Stallions and fast horses, $100 to $800; First class work horses per span, $60 to $150; 2nd class work horses per span, $50 to $100; 3rd class work horses, work ponies, $30 to $60; Ponies and colts, $5 to $30; Cattle, 4 years old and upwards including bulls, $25 to $40; Same age, second grade, $15 to $25; First grade, work cattle, $60 to $80; 2nd grade, work cattle, $40 to $60; Domestic cows, 1st grade, $20 to $30; Domestic cows, 2nd grade, $10 to $20; Three year old steers, $15 to $25; Two year old steers and heifers, $8 to $15, Yearlings, $3 to $10; Texas and Arkansas cattle, 30 percent off; Mules per span, 1st class, $200 to $250; Mules per span, 2nd class, $75 to $200; Mules per span, 3rd class, $30 to $75; Asses, $10 to $200; Sheep, 1st class, $2 to $10; Sheep, 2nd class, 75 cents to $2.00; Hogs, $1 to $15; Goats, $1 to $3; Corn, per bushel, 10 to 20 cents; Wheat, per bushel, 25 to 50 cents; Pork per hundred, $4.00.


First class threshers, 50 percent off; first class harvesters, 50 percent off; First class headers, 50 percent off; First class reapers and mowers combined, 40 percent off; First class wagons, carriages, 30 percent off. All other machinery left to the discretion of the assessors. Gold and silver watches, plate and jewelry, pianos and other musical instruments, at their cash value.

By Afirst class@ in either of the above named kinds of stock is meant such as would be considered generally throughout the State as being first class.

J. B. NIPP, Chairman; GUS. LORRY, Secretary.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Rose Valley Winks. Plowing for corn is the order of the day.

Isn=t it about time our Union S. S. Was started once more.

Our school yard is dotted with trees of all descriptions since arbor day.

Our Lyceum met last Friday night and elected officers for the coming month.

Miss Sadie Pickering was in our midst again last Friday evening. Come again, Sadie.

We are glad to learn that Miss Bertha Stebbins, formerly of Winfield, will make her home with us.

A. B. Sankey improved the looks of his yard by planting quite a number of forest trees on last Saturday.

Another oyster supper to come off this week, and Ame thinks me hears the chime of wedding bells nearer.@

I had the pleasure of attending the neck-tie festival at South Bend on the 2nd. It was a financial as well as a social success.

Young men, please don=t whoop like wild Indians around the schoolhouse, as we would like the Valley to have a good name.

The home of Mr. Hawkins fairly rang with laughter during the three days= visit of Mrs. Huey, Mrs. Hinchins, and Mrs. Fred Farrar.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

A Desirable Stock Farm. The two thousand acres of land on the State Line twelve miles east of this place, known as Scott=s range, is one of the most desirable locations for stock that we know of in this or any other section of country, and we are glad to know that gentleman will stock it with the best of cattle and horses. Adjoining it on the south is the Kaw Indian Reserve, where stock can roam at will. We know of no more beautiful sight than to see the herds grazing undisturbed on this elevated plain, when the earth is covered with a carpet of green for miles around. It is the home of the stockmen and land of the free. A little figuring will soon convince anyone that stock pays, and that too, largely accounts for the large number that are engaging in it. A cow worth $25 brings a calf worth $10 in one year, at a cost of only $3 for keeping the cow. A calf at $10 in one year is worth $20. In two years it is worth $30; and in three years brings from $40 to $60, which has cost not to exceed $10. There are losses, of course, but in many cases no occasion for it. Hold the cattle in the State during the winter where hay, corn, and fodder can be had and shelter provided; and it will pay fofty percent on the money invested, from one year to another.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.

Ad. S. Matlack has opened a nice line of Ladies=, Misses=, and Children=s shoes, low shoes and slippers, which will be sold at close figures.

Ad. PONY FOR SALE. A Good Work Animal. Inquire of A. Harnly.

Ad. Milch Cows. I have three good milch cows, with calves at their sides, for sale at my sheep ranche. C. M. SCOTT.

Ad. Come and see the latest shape in hats at S. Matlack=s. A full line at bottom prices.

Ad. FARMERS, while you have time bring in your corn to the Canal Mills.

Ad. NEW HARDWARE STORE. I have added a complete stock of Hardware, Cutlery, etc., to my stock of Stoves and Tinware. G. W. MILLER & CO.

Ad. COW FOR SALE. Inquire at premises of C. T. Stkinson.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 21, 1883.

Kansas News. Newton has passed an ordinance fining saloon keepers $25 to $100 per month. It proposes to adopt the Topeka system of paying city expenses.

Emporia Republican: An important trial has been going on for two days past, for violation of the prohibitory law. Nine attorneys were employed, pro and con, when finally the defendant was acquitted, all agreeing, however, that it was a salty case, and that the marshal is not an expert in the matter of testing the quality of prohibited drinks.

A number of noted horse thieves have been captured at Atchison. It is estimated that during the past few months they have stolen upwards of twenty-five head and run them off in various directions or sold them to parties in railroad contract work. The evidence against these men (Seymour Slauson, Bob White, Ed. Prayther, Charles Tillman, and Ed. Benstraw) is most conclusive, and will send them to the penitentiary. When caught all were heavily armed.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 21, 1883.

The Indian War. Advices from the Creek Indian Nation say Sleeping Rabbit, one of the principal leaders of the Spiechee faction, who was arrested some days ago by Gen. Porter, commander of the Checotee party, was killed at Okmulgee last week, while attempting to escape. Two others leaders of the same faction have also been killed. These murders, as they are called, are said to have aroused Spiechee=s men to renewed action and 200 of them are reported to be marching on Okmulgee for the purpose of bringing about a fight. Gen. Porter with 200 men has gone out to meet the advancing party and a conflict is expected. [NOTE: SOMETIMES THE NAME SPIECHEE LOOKS DIFFERENT IN VARIOUS ACCOUNTS ABOUT HIM.]


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 21, 1883.

Hon. R. L. Waker has been reappointed Register of the United States Land Office at Wichita. It gives us genuine pleasure to make a note of this fact, for he is the right man in the right place. He has administered the affairs of the office in an able manner, and has always maintained the good will and respect of those with whom he has come in contact. Then, he has as big a heart as any man in Kansas. Anthony Republican.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 21, 1883.

The Anthony Republican has the following to say in regard to our Representative, Hon. C. R. Mitchell.

ABob Mitchell was a power in the House, exciting an influence second to no member on the floor. Always watchful of the true interests of the State, he was, at the same time, conservative and courteous. In the matter of appropriations he applied the hatchet fearlessly whenever he thought the amounts too large or the object not within the meaning of the jurisdiction, and more than one deal went by the board owing to his exposition. Bob Mitchell voted his sentiments every time, no matter how many were with, or opposed, to him. While holding the interests of his District at heart, he was, at the same time, emphatically a State Representative. Always in his seat nothing escaped him, and he was perfectly familiar with all the measures before both Houses, and could talk and vote intelligently. Being a thorough parliamentarian, he was nearly always called to preside in the >committee of the whole.=@


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 21, 1883.

Among the warrants drawn by the State auditor, Thursday last, was one in favor of Mrs. Shenneman, for $1,000, appropriated to compensate her for the death of her husband in the act of arresting the desperado Cobb.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

The Belle Plaine News is authority for the statement that James Kelly and C. C. Nowlin [? Newlin ?] will start a newspaper at Mulvane; that the material has been purchased and the first numer will be issued next week. Press.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

A meeting was held in J. R. Musgrove=s store, at Geuda Springs, on the evening of the 3rd inst., to induce the proprietor of the Oklahoma War Chief to locate his paper at that place. Mr. Harris asks a bonus of $500.00, of which $300 was subscribed. Press.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

A young man named Fletcher stole a team of mules from a railroad contractor, McLean, and traded them to a man named Bunch near Leon, for a span of horses. With these he started for the Indian Territory. Getting stick in a creek in Cowley County, he abandoned the wagon and team and made his escape. Walnut Valley Times.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

We are informed that the Geuda Springs Law Enforcing Society had quite an interesting meeting last Thursday evening. M. David, the saloonist, was present and offered to close up his establishment provided the society would buy him out. A heated debate over this proposition resulted in a proposition to accept. Press.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

The Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association was chartered on the 9th inst. Its object is to conduct a general live stock business in Kansas, other States, and the Territory. It is the Cherokee Strip Stockmen=s Association done over. The officers for the first year are Ben. S. Miller, president; M. R. Bennett, treasurer; E. M. Hewins, A. Drum, A. J. Day, M. H. Bennett, Ben S. Miller, J. W. Hamilton, Charles H. Eldred, and E. W. Payne, directors. Its place of business is Caldwell. A copy of the by-laws of this association will be found elsewhere in this issue.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

By-Laws of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association.


SEC. 1. The name and style of the corporation shall be AThe Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association.@

SEC. 2. The object of the Association is to provide for and promote the improvement of the breed of domestic animals by all lawful means, such as providing for the purchase, importation, barter, sale, and exchange thereof, at such place or places, within or without the territorial limits of this State, as shall be, or seem to be, most conducive to the advancement of the interests of the Association in pursuance of the purpose and object of which the same has been and is as aforesaid organized inclusive of the right by which and on behalf of said Association to purchase any and all of whatsoever kind of domestic animals it, the said Association, may see fit or desire to purchase, or in any lawful manner acquire, together with the right to purchase or lease any or all parcels or tracts of land, wheresoever situated, as may be necessary for the holding, keeping, grazing, breeding, handling, selling, bartering, or in any lawful manner whatsoever exchanging any or all of any or all kinds of domestic animals so as aforesaid purchased, imported, handled, bred, grazed, obtained by barter or exchange by or on behalf of said Association.

All persons, corporations, or companies who now occupy undisputed range in the Cherokee Strip, and who agree to pay the assessments which may be hereinafter levied upon them by authority of persons empowered by the Association to make levies for any and all purposes, may be eligible to membership in this Association upon the payment of the membership fees, as hereinafter provided.

All corporations, stock associations, or companies becoming members of this Association; shall do so in the name of the corporation, stock association, or company by which they are known, and in all elections or business which is to or may be decided by votes of members of this Association, such member or representative of any and all other corporations, stock associations, or companies being members of this Association shall be entitled to one vote and no more.

Any party holding an undisputed and prescribed range, whether of one person, a company corporation or pool, shall be entitled to one membership; that is to say, if one person holds a certain prescribed range alone he shall be entitled to one membership, and the same rule as to corporations and companies if, for convenience two or more individuals holding each a prescribed range, and hold such range in common, each of such ranges shall be entitled to one membership, and each membership shall be entitled to one vote. Any person possessing the qualifications hereinbefore mentioned, and desiring to become a member of this association, shall first pay to the treasurer the sum of ten dollars ($10), and take said treasurer=s receipt therefor, and upon presentation of said receipt to the secretary of this Association; provided that persons owning ranges or holding cattle contiguous to the range occupied by the members of this Association in the Indian Territory, may be elected honorary members of this Association upon the recommendation of the board of directors.

All transfer of ranges by purchase or otherwise shall be recorded by the Secretary of this Association in a book to be by him kept for that purpose.


A board of arbitration shall be appointed to consist of three members of the Association, such board to be appointed by the directors, and to hold their offfice during the pleasure of said board of directors, who shall have power to settle all questions in dispute between members of this Association, and from the decision of such board of arbitration either party in interest may appeal to the board of directors by giving upon the rendition of said decision, immediate notice of his intention to so appeal, and by entering into and undertaking to the opposite party in such sum as said board of arbitrators shall deem sufficient credentials for the payment of all costs and expenses necessarily incurred by reason of such appeal. In the event of the decision of said arbitrators being affirmed by said board of directors, thereupon the chairman of the said board of arbitrators shall immediately notify the board of directors of the pendency of such appeal and state the time and place, when and where said board of directors shall meet to hear and determine the same; which time shall not be less than ten or more than sixty days from the time of taking such appeal, and the time and place of sitting of said board of directors to hear said matter shall be at such point as said board of arbitrators may direct; provided always, that in no event except by consent of parties shall the place of the sitting of said board of directors for such purpose be other than at the city of Caldwell, in Sumner County, Kansas, or at some well-known and convenient ranch upon the grazing lands of the Association; and the chairman of the board of arbitrators upon the giving an acceptance of the appeal, bond hereinbefore provided for, immediately notify the parties in interest of the time when, and the place where, the board of directors shall be called to meet to hear and determine said appeal; and the decision of said board of directors shall be final.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

The new law, just passed, to suppress drunkenness, reads as follows.

SECTION 1. If any person shall be drunk in any highway or street, or in any public place or building, or if any person shall be drunk in his own house, or any private building or place, disturbing his family or others, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding thirty days.

SECTION 2. Prosecution under this act must be commenced within thirty days after the said misdemeanor is alleged to have been committed.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Boy=s Pistols. The new law to suppress the small boy=s pistol reads as follows.

SECTION 1. Any person who shall sell, trade, give, loan, or otherwise furnish any pistol, revolver, or toy pistol by which cartridges or caps may be exploded, or any dirk, bowie knife, brass knuckles, sling shot, or other dangerous weapons to any person of notoriously unsound mind, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction, be fined not less than one or more than ten dollars.

SECTION 2. Any minor who shall have in his possession any pistol, by which cartridges may be exploded, or any dirk, bowie-knife, brass knuckles, sling shot, or other dangerous weapons, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be fined not less than one nor more than ten dollars.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Ups and Downs of the Tariff Policy.

The Tariff bill went through. It is the great act of the session, a great event in our fiscal history, and a great and auspicious one, we trust, in our industrial history. For the third time in the history of our protective policy, the Nation has begun to reduce the rate of the tariff. If we start with the manufactures created by the war of 1812, and count the tariff of 1816 as the beginning, we can easily grasp the ups and downs of our policy by the aid of the following table.

Tariff of 1816, 4 years, 21 percent.

Tariff of 1820, 4 years, 36 percent.

Tariff of 1824, 4 years, 38 percent.

Tariff of 1828, 4 years, 42 percent.

Compromise tariff, 1832, with sliding scale for eighteen years, reducing 2 percent a year, 42 to 20 percent.

Tariff of 1842, for 4 years, 32 percent.

Tariff of 1846, for 11 years, 24 percent.

Tariff of 1857, for 4 years, 19 percent.

Moral tariff, of 1861, decreased in 1872, increased in 1875, amounting upon the dutiable imports from 48 (1867) to 43 (1882) percent.

Commission tariff of 1883, probable rate, 33 percent.

It should be added that whereas the value of articles imported upon the free list fifteen years ago was less than five percent of the whole in 1882, and will probably be fully one-third under the new tariff. Springfield Republican.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Farmers and others desiring a genteel, lucrative agency business by which $5 to $20 a day can be earned, send address at once, on postal, to H. C. Wilkinson & Co., 205 and 196 Fulton Street, New York.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.


DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Office of Indian Affairs, Washington, March 15, 1883. Sealed proposals, indorsed AProposals for Beef, (bids for Beef must be submitted in separate envelopes). Bacon, Flour, Clothing, or Transportation, etc. (As the case may be); and directed to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Nos. 65 and 67, Wooster Street, New York, will be received until 2 p.m. of Tuesday, April 24, 1883, for furnishing for the Indian service about 550,000 pounds Bacon, 40,000 pounds Beef on the Hoof, 133,000 pounds Beans, 45,000 pounds Baking Powder, 220,000 pounds Corrn, 370,000 pounds Coffeee, 6,500,000 pounds Flour, 60,000 pounds Feed, 170,800 pounds Hard Bread, 33,000 pounds Hominy, 18,000 pounds Lard, 1,200 barrels mess pork, 83,000 pounds Rice, 6,800 pounds Tea, 45,000 pounds Tobacco, 170,000 pounds Salt, 150,000 pounds Soap, 6,000 pounds Soda, 735,000 pounds Sugar, and 100,000 pounds Wheat.

Also Blankets, Woolen and Cotton Goods (consisting in part of Ticking, 33,000 yards; Standard Calico, 300,000 yards; Drilling, 20,000 yards; Duck, free from all sizing, 80,000 yards; Denims, 17,000 yards; Gingham, 50,000 yards; Kentucky Jeans, 28,000 yards; Cheviot, 5,200 yards; Brown Sheeting, 200,000 yards; Bleached Sheeting, 20,000 yards; Hickory Shirting, 10,000 yards; Calico Shirting, 6,000 yards; Winsey, 3,000 yards;), Clothing, Groceries, Notions, Hardware, Medical Supplies, School Books, etc., and a long list of miscellaneous articles, such as Harness, Plows, Rakes, Forks, etc., and for about 475 wagons required for the service in Arizona, Colorado, Dakota, Idaho, Indian Territory, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wisconsin, to be delivered at Chicago, Kansas City, and Sioux City. Also for such Wagons as may be required, adapted to the climate of the Pacific Coast, with California brakes, delivered at San Francisco.

Also, transportation for such of the articles, goods, and supplies that may not be contracted for to be delivered at the Agencies.


Schedules showing the kinds and quantities of subsistence supplies required for each Agency, and the kinds and quantities in gross, of all other goods and articles, together with blank proposals, conditions to be observed by bidders, time and place of delivery, terms of contract and payment, transportation routes, and all other necessary instructions will be furnished upon application to the Indian Office in Washington, or Nos. 63 and 67 Wooster Street, New York; Wm. H. Lyon, No. 483 Broadway, New York; the Commissaries of Subsistence, U. S. A., at Cheyenne, Chicago, Leavenworth, Omaha, Saint Louis, Saint Paul, San Francisco, and Yankton; the Postmaster at Sioux City, and to the Postmasters at the following named places in Kansas: Arkansas City, Burlington, Caldwell, Dodge City, Emporia, Eureka, Great Bend, Howard, Hutchinson, Larned, McPherson, Marion, Medicine Lodge, Newton, Osage City, Sedan, Sterling, Topeka, Wellington, Wichita, and Winfield.

Bids will be opened at the hour and day above stated, and bidders are invited to be present at the opening.


All bids must be accompanied by certified checks upon some United States Depository for at least ten percent of the amount of the proposal.

H. PRICE, Commissioner.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Kansas Claims. Washington, March 15. Ex-Governor Crawford, resident Washington agent of the State of Kansas, today filed at the Interior Department a brief in support of the position taken by the State authorities on sundry long pending questions in regard to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rairoad land grant, and the case will probably come before the secretary for oral argument at an early day. The brief argues that the adjustment of the grant under the supreme court deision of 1875 concerning it would give the State title to about 800,000 acres of land alleged to have been illegally certified to the railroad company, and in any event the State is now entitled to some 300,000 acres now held by the railroad.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Wheat looks well. Telephone is the talk. Abe Steinberger=s Grip is dead.

Read Fitch & Barron=s specials in this issue.

Ad. Bird Cages at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. Best stock of Notions and Fancy Goods in the city at Fitch & Barrons.

Ad. Full line of sprng and summer hats at Fitch & Barron=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Mrs. T. R. Johns and son were in the city last week.

Sheepmen are busily engaged in dipping their flocks.

Fred Innes is putting up an addition to his property on north Summit Street.

BIRTH. Born on Friday last, to Mr. and Mrs. Safford, of this city, a daughter.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

The mid-term vacation of our public schools will commence on Friday, March 30th, 1883.

Mrs. Geo. Russell has returned home from the East, where she has been visiting friends.

A. A. Newman and S. Matlack are expected home from the East the end of this week.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gould, of this city, on Saturday, March 17, 1883, a bouncing boy.

J. S. Danford has sold all his property in Osage City and will probably move to Topeka.

If you want to see something pretty, call and look at Howard Brother=s new stock of bird cages.

Ed. Grady is making preparations for the erection of a dwelling house in the southwest part of town.

The number of shade trees planted on town property this year is a fct we have pleasure in recording.

Mrs. I. H. Bonsall started for Cincinnati, Ohio, yesterday, whither she goes upon a visit to friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

The match spelling advertised for this evening at the Schoolhouse, we are requested to state is postponed.

Mr. E. A. Barron has commenced excavating for his residence on Central Avenue, opposite the M. E. Church.

The Schiffbauer Bros., last Thursday, sent out the first load of lumber for the Chilocco Indian School they are building.

Read the Proposals for bids for supplying beef, flour, and other necessaries to the Indians, which appears in this issue.

A literary entertainment will be given at the Guthrie Schoolhouse, in Bolton Township, on Tuesday eve, March 27th, 1883.

Rev. I. N. Moorhead has been appointed by the conference to the charge of the M. E. Church in this city for the next year.

Mr. and Mrs. King Berry left on the stage going south Monday last, for the Territory, where they will make their future home.

We, last week, turned out of our job rooms some elegantly printed business cards for the Mammouth Livery Stable of this city.

D. C. McIntire, of our ACity Hotel,@ is now staying at Geuda Springs. We hope he may received benefit from their healing waters.

Pat Carnegie, a prominent stockman of Caldwell, died at that place last Wednesday, of pneumonia, after an illness of but a few days.

Marcellus Crocker=s new stone residence in the northwest part of town is rapidly nearing completion. The roof was put on last week.

It is with pleasure that we state that Mrs. C. Mead has improved somewhat during the past week, and her friends are hopeful of her recovery.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Owing to the reduction of the force at the A. T. & S. F. Depot, Charley Chapel may now be seen behind the counters of Shelden & Speers= clothing store.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Mr. S. E. Maxwell reports the trade in nursery stock this spring as far in advance of any previous year, which speaks well for the prosperity of our people.

T. C. Bird has good reasons for thinking there is money in the stock business, since one of his cows produced three calves, all of which are thriving at this writing.

Ben Matlack, of Pawnee Agency, is in the city, and will probably remain >till the first of next week. Before returning he will visit his Winfield and Wichita friends.

From a private letter to Pink Fouts from Coffeyville, Kansas, we learn that 1,300 head of sheep were burned to death, last week, within six miles of that place.

Mrs. K. F. Smith, and children, who have been spending several weeks in this vicinity visiting friends, returned to their home, at Ponca Agency, on Thursday last.

W. J. Canfield has been putting up a ranch house on wheels for Mr. Rogers, a sheep man in the Territory south of here. We should judge this would discount the usual tent.

Our next Sabbath morning, Easter, Rev. Fleming will preach a sermon approprite to the occasion, and in the evening one appropriate to the death of Mr. Wm. Benedict.


Mr. Ed. Grady, of the Arkansas City Lumber Yards, informs us he sold the entire bill of lumber for our Highland Hall, two carloads of which arrived in the city last week. Good.

The Ladies of the First Presbyterian Church will give a Social at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wyckoff this (Wednesday) evening. An invitation is extended to all to come and have a good time.

V. M. Ayres has been paying the top price for wheat lately, he having purchased 500 bushels of C. W. Sifford and 600 bushels of C. Wolfe, two of Bolton=s leading farmers, to which he paid $1 per bushel.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

DIED. At her home in East Creswell Township, Wednesday, March 14th, 1883, Ella, wife of W. W. Fitzpatrick, in the seventeenth year of her age. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Shearer, and the sorrowing husband and parents have the sympathy of the community.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Among the many improvements that every day witnesses at some of our business houses, the City Drug Store takes the lead. It has been refitted and repainted throughout, and now is the very picture of elegance and neatness. The proprietors, Messrs. Holloway & Fairclo, are doing a thriving business, which we are truly glad to see.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Messrs. Hays & Fouts have sold the Willow Springs ranch to Roberts & Co. The latter will run the stage station at the Spring, and in addition vbuild a bridge across the stream at that point for the accommodation of travel. Willow Springs is outt of our bailiwick, being directly south of Arkansas City. Still, we are glad of the change, because it will make travel more convenient in the eastern portion of the Strip. Caldwell Commercial.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Our townswoman, Mrs. E. S. Loomis, is a frequent contributor to Eastern Magazines, and several articles from her pen, which we have had the pleasure of perusing, certainly show literary ability of a high order. As a proof that we are only one among many of her admirers, we quote, from a private letter in which the popular writer, Gail Hamilton, in speaking of Mrs. Loomis= AA Diverbium,@ which lately appeared in the Chicago Weekly Magazine, characterized that production Aas original, discriminating, excellent.@ Such criticism from such a source must indeed be an oasis in the desert of literary labor.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Mr. Paul W. Bossart, Superintendent of the Merchants Telephone Co., of Kansas, was in our city last week looking up a plan for connecting this city with Winfield by telephone. The company proposes to put up the necessary plant for a subscription of $300 worth of tickets at fifteen cents each, each ticket entitling the holder to a five minutes conversation over the line. The same company have about completed arrangements for connecting Wellington, Hunnewell, and Caldwell; and Winfield and Wellington already being connected. the completion of a line from here to Winfield would give us direct communication with all the above named points. This is an undertaking that should receive the endorsement of our people, as it would be of incalculable business good, as well as an immense convenience. At this writing $200 of the $300 worth of tickets have been sold, which virtually entitle us to say that >twill not be long >ere this greatest of modern conveniences will be enjoyed by our citizens.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

MARRIED. Mr. James Connor and Miss Myrtle Bryant, of this city, were married by the Probate Judge at Winfield on Tuesday, March 13th, 1883. We take pleasure in wishing the young couple long life and happiness.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Several Indian children passed through our city last week on their way to school at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. They were neatly dressed, and were a bright, intelligent group. Our photographer,

I. H. Bonsall, took a photo of them, which bears us out in this assertion.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

One of the features of the exercises of the M. E. Conference, at Winfield, was the introduction of Hon. W. P. Hackney and a cordial welcome tendered by Bishop Harris. Mr. Hackney was called upon for a speech, and made one which stirred up the sluggish Methodist blood and set the preachers in attendance to cheering like the successful crowd at a political convention. Bill pledged the body to continue his labor in favor of prohibition and will not only work for it but pledged himself hereafter to be consistent by not allowing a drop of intoxicating liquor to do down his throat. Wellingtonian.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

1,400 Sheep Burned. We are sorry to chronicle the fact that on Sunday last our townsman, Mr. M. Crocker, was so unfortunate as to meet with the loss above mentioned by fire. Mr. Crocker=s ranch was located about twelve miles west and four miles south in the Territory, and the fire which swept down upon the gale of Sunday last was not seen in time to take any measures for safety. The fire drove the sheep into a ravine where they piled up, and 1,400 out of 1,500 head were smothered in the smoke. The ranch, corrals, feed, etc., was swept away, causing a total loss of nearly $5,000.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Obituary: W. F. Benedict.

DIED, at his residence in this city, on Tuesday, March 13th, 1883, after a lingering illness, Mr. W. F. Benedict, in the sixty-first year of his age. The funeral took place the following day at the residence; the ceremonies being conducted by Rev. Fleming, after which the remains were conveyed to their last resting place followed by a long train of mourning relatives and friends. The deceased leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn a husband=s and a father=s love, and to them in this dark hour, is tendered the heartfelt sympathy of this community.

AThere is no Death! What seems so is transition;

This life of mortal breath is but a suburb of the life elysian,

Whose portal we call Death.@


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Arkansas City Markets. The following table shows the market prices of the articles named today, March 20th, 1883.

Wheat per bushel, $.92 @ $1.00.

Corn per bushel, $.30 @ $.33

Oats per bushel, $.32

Irish potatoes per bushel, $1.00 @ $1.25

Sweet potatoes per bushel, $2.50

APatent@ flour per cwt., $3.50

Flour XXXX per cwt., $2.90

Flour XXX per cwt., $2.20

Bran per cwt., $.75

Hay per ton, $4.00

Hogs, gross, $5.00 @ $5.55

Cattle, butchers, gross, $2.50 @ $2.79

Sheep, butchers, gross, $2.50

Dry hides per lb., $.06 @ $.11

Green hides per lb., $.04 @ $.06

Bacon per lb., $.13 @ $.16

Lard per lb., $.14

Butter per lb., $.15 @ $.20

Eggs per dozen, $.10 @ $.15

Apples, green, per bushel, $1.40 @ $1.50

Onions, per bushel, $1.25


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Telegram Talk.

Capt. O. S. Rarick, of Arkansas City, was appointed undersheriff, last Wednesday, by Sheriff Gary.

On Tuesday Judge Gans tied the nuptial knot for James W. Gonner and Myrtle B. Bryant, all of Arkansas City. [TRAVELER SHOWED ACONNER@; NOT AGONNER@...???]

John Hyden has returned to his Afirst love,@ the shoe business, and can be henceforth found with Pugsley & Zook.

Billy Anderson, an old-time Winfield boy, but now of Harper City, was recently married to Miss Alice Fletcher, of Hunnewell.

Mrs. Frank Speers, of Arkansas City, who has been visiting the last few days with Mrs. James Vance, returned home Tuesday.

On the third of April Wellington will vote on the proposition to issue $20,000 in bonds for the purpose of constructing waterworks in that city.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

From Medicine Lodge Cresset.

A reward of $2,000 is offered by the stockmen of the Strip, for the apprehension and conviction of cattle thieves. This means business. If anybody is disposed to appropriate other people=s cattle in the Territory south of us, he will find it a very unhealthy occupation.

We are informed that the eastern part of the county is being rapidly taken up by parties who propose to rrun their farming business without fences. If this is true, it is a grand mistake. This course will naturally drive stock out of the county, and farming without stock is not the business for this country.

The Cherokee Strip Stockmen have recommended the appointment of A. B. Mayhew as one of the railroad commissioners. It is fair and just that the stockmen of the southwest should have a representative on the commission, and we do not know of a better man for the place than A. B. Mayhew.

We have received the premium list for the first annual Fat Stock show, to be held at Riverview Park, Kansas City, Missouri, from Vol. 1st to 8th, 1883, under the auspices of the K. C. Fat Stock Show Association. A glance over the rules, regulations, and awards, convinces us that Kansas City is not going to be outdone by any of her eastern sisters, and, in our opinion, will give an exhibition worthy of the Great Southwest.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

It might be well for the farmers to plant a few acres of sorghum this spring, the crop will pay handsomely. We have heard many farmers remark that they could get more good out of one acre of sorghum than any other crop.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Ad. MONEY TO LOAN. On improved farms, on long or short time, at a lower rate of interest than ever before loaned in this county. Curns & Manser, Winfield, Kans.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.


Kid Glove is the latest improvement. They lace without hooks to catch or strain the kid. They are instantly laced or unlaced, by the simple pulling of the cords. They fit the hand and wrist perfectly, and excel all others for durability and simplicity of construction, care, and quickness in operation.


For Sale by A. A. NEWMAN & Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Ad. PAINT. Almost every kind of material that will mix with oil has been used for Paint, but the universal decision of all who have experimented with paints is that PURE WHITE LEAD and ZINC is the best Paint ever made, and we will handle no other kind. We guarantee satisfaction or money refunded. Shepard & Maxwell.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Ad. Decorated China Set to be given away at Kimmel & Moor=s, If you want a chance come soon or you will be left.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.

Ad. Leave your orders for Corn Cobs at V. M. Ayres= with George Cunningham.

Ad. FARM WAGON for sale by John Neuman.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 28, 1883.


The Caldwell Commercial points with pride to the fact that two new hotels are to be soon erected in that town.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 28, 1883.

The Commissioner of the General Land Office has issued an order opening to settlement and entry, under the Homestead laws, the withdrawn but not needed, in the final adjustment of the grant made to the State of Arkansas in aid of the Little Rock & Fort Smith Railway.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 28, 1883.

Secretary Teller has decided that the cattle ranch capitalists who have been putting up wire fences in the Indian Territory must either come to an amicable and satisfactory agreement with the Cherokee authorities or remove their fences. Over 1,000 miles of fencing have been built and come within the terms of the Secretary=s decision. Agent Tuffts, who is making himself quite numerous, reported recently in favor of the claims of the cattlemen. The Secretary, in a letter to Tuffs, rebuked the latter severely, by declaring that his report is at variance with the facts. St. Louis Republican.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 28, 1883.

Gov. Glick=s Reply. The following reply to the telegram sent to Governor Glick by the Cherokee Live Stock Association will, no doubt, be duly appreciated by them.


Ben S. Miller, Esq., Caldwell, Kansas.

MY DEAR SIR: Your telegram requesting the appointment of Hon.

A. B. Mayhew, of Wellington, Kansas, is at hand. I have no control over the appointment of railroad commissioners. Mr. Mayhew, by his vote, with his party, took the appointing power out of the hands of the Executive, whereby in precedent and decency it properly belonged. The politicians are now running the machine for the benefit of the Republican party, and they expect to make the railroad commissioners a potent engine in favor of a party organization, instead of being an organization for the protection of the people against the wrongs committed by the railroads upon them. Mr. Mayhew=s vote contributed to that result, and his apppointment as a commissioner would simply be perpetuating it. I am, sir, your obedient servant. G. W. GLICK.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

BIRTH. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. L. Brown, of this city, a son.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Read S. Matlack=s new Aad@ and specials in this issue.

Ad. Jerseys in desirable colors at Matlack=s.

Ad. Undressed real Kid Gloves for Ladies= wear at Matlack=s.

Ad. The latest novelties in Veilings among which will be found some big bargains at Matlack=s.

Ad. Newest shades in Dress Goods, Dress Trimmings, and Ribbons at Matlack=s.

Main Ad. TO MY PATRONS. Have just returned from the East where I have purchased a large and complete stock of the latest Novelties in Dress Goods and Trimmings, Spring and Summer Specialties in Dry Goods, Notions, etc. I have also one of the Largest and most Fashionable Stocks of Clothing ever brought to the city, which must be seen to be appreciated. Full line of NEW GOODS in every department of Dry Goods, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Clothing, etc., to which attention is invited. Thanking you for past favors, I solicit your patronage in the future. Respectfully, S. MATLACK.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Yearlings are selling in Southwest Texas at $12 to $14 per head.

Cal. Dean and John Gooch were circuoating around town Monday.

FOUND. A sheep man=s memorandum book, can be had at this office.

Capt. Payne & Harris, of the War Chief, were in the city Monday.

Next Tuesday is the day appointed for the election of municipal offices.

Geuda Springs= Salt Lake will shortly be adorned with pleasure boats for hire.

Winfield has organized a new militia company with D. H. Kretzinger as captain.

Bolton Farmers report the wheat crop as looking well, especially the early sown.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Miss Jenny Lowry, one of Winfield=s fairest daughters, is visiting Mrs. Wm. Benedict.

BIRTH. Born in this city, on Thursday, March 22nd, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. T. V. McConn, a son.

We understand it is a settled fact that the War Chief will shortly be published at Geuda Springs.

Sunday School was re-organized at the Theaker Schoolhouse in West Bolton on the 18th inst.

Miss Susie Hunt is now visiting at Dexter, but will start for her home in Texas in about a week.

We understand that Mr. Drury Warren lost some half a dozen head of stock during a recent prairie fire.

U. S. Indian Inspector, Pollock, came in on Tuesday=s train and immediately started south for the territory.

Mr. Schnee, of Bolton Township, we understand, is dangerously sick. We hope he is not so bad as represented.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

A base ball club has been recently organized at the county seat, which will be known to fame as the AWinfields.@

The Caldwell Hotel Co., capital $10,000, will commence a new hotel, fifty by one hundred feet, in that city, at once.

Mr. Wm. Auman, one of the TRAVELER=s oldest friends and a thrifty farmer, paid us a very pleasant visit yesterday.

We received communication from Salt City this week, but too late for insertion this week. It will appear in our next.

R. E. Fitzpatrick is putting up a neat residence just north of the property recently sold by him in the west part of town.

Captain Nipp, the Aboss@ man whose range is in the eastern part of the Strip, was in the city last Monday. Caldwell Commercial.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Mr. Ed. Bird will keep his cattle in the eastern part of the county this summer and has fitted up a ranch south of Maple City.

We hear rumors of several cases of dogs and cattle having died from hydrophobia in this vicinity during the past two weeks.

Mr. Smith, the contractor for our Highland Hall, has been in town the past week laying out work upon the building, etc.

Geo. Hagar, one of our oldest subscribers, and a live go-ahead farmer of West Bolton, paid this office an appreciated call Monday.

Rev. B. C. Swarts returned to the city on Monday last, and will probably remain >till the end of the week before returning to Halstead.

Mr. A. Marshall, of East Bolton, favored us with a call last Monday.

There was a case of Adrunk@ on Saturday last, but it was not so bad but what it could just wobble along, and keep out of the calaboose.

Cal. Ferguson has purchased of D. A. McIntire his half interest in the livery business and will henceforth conduct it himself at Geuda Springs.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Mr. W. B. Kirkpatrick is doing a rushing business if we are to judge by the amount of new goods that are constantly arriving at the Green Front.

One of the most notable of the many improvements going on around town is the handsome addition to the residence of Archie Dunn on Fifth Street.

Preaching in McLaughlin=s Hall next Lord=s day morning and evening by Eld. J. J. Broadbent, a Christian minister. All are invited to attend.

Major Drumm says the cattle on the range look like the d____, or words to that effect--that there are lots of dead ones and more that will die. Post.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Mr. B. F. Baldwin and wife, formerly of Cowley County, but now of Colorado, we notice have been visiting some of their old time friends at Winfield.

Ed. Haight, County Surveyor, was in the city making surveys of several pieces of property yesterday, upon which residences will shortly be erected.

LOST. A note from T. H. McLaughlin to E. B. Parker for $400. The property is of no value except to owner. Finder will please return to this office.

Mr. D. Annis, nephew of Geo. Hager, has purchased the North property in West Bolton for $800. He has put up a house and is now living on the premises.

Miss Gertrude Fowler, of Iowa, and Miss Brooks, of Kentucky, who are visiting Winfield, paid this town a short visit last week, visiting Mrs. E. P. Baker.

The splendid rains of Saturday filled a universal want, and now the gardenmaker can proceed with his or her work, as the case may be, with fair prospects.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

M. H. Bennett and Timberlake & Hall sold their Indian Territory ranches, 5,000 cattle, and 35 horses to the Cragin Cattle Company, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for $155,000.

WANTED. A girl to do cooking and light house-work in a small family at Ponca Agency. Wages $3 per week. Address H. H. Arthur, Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.

Dr. Bird, of Kaw Agency, we are sorry to learn, has been dangerously sick, but latest reports state him to be somewhat better. We sincerely hope he may speedily recover.

Work upon the superstructure of our Highland Hall has commenced in good earnest; the castings, lumber, stone, etc., being on the ground, and the lower floor joists are being put down. Mr. Ashton, of Lawrence, who is known as the builder of our Schoolhouse, will have a hand in the stone work, etc.

MARRIED. At the residence of Mr. Hysinger in Liberty Township, on Wednesday, March 21st, 1883, by Rev. H. S. Lundy; Eugene Herbert to Miss Rosa Harris. The TRAVELER extends congratulations.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Rev. H. S. Lundy, who has been engaged the past six months on the Arkansas City circuit of the M. E. Church, has been returned by the Conference and will continue his labors among us the coming year.

Miss Eva Dent, who formerly made her home in this city and who has been spending the winter in Illinois, returned to this place last week, and will probably remain with her firends here during the summer.

The Southwest Bolton S. P. U. will meet at the Mercer Schoolhouse next Saturday evening, March 31st. All members are requested to be present as business of importance will be brought before the meeting. F. LORRY, Capt.

Last Saturday F. Cole sold two pigs to Myers Bros., of this city. They lacked three days of being eight months old, weighed three hundred and ten pounds each, and brought six and one-half cents per pound. Hog raising pays every time in Sumner County. Press.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Owing to the old road to Ayres= mill being somewhat changed by the laying of the switch track, parties having business at the said mill should keep straight south until the R. R. is crossed, and then along the south side of the switch track to the mill. This ensures a good road.

Bert Thompson, who presides at Stedman=s gunsmithing establishment, met with an accident last week through the discharge of a pistol he was examining. The ball passed through one of his toes and though not a serious injury will insure his Agoing slow@ for a few days.

Hon. Ryan, representative from Doniphan County, was in the city last week, visiting Hiram Long, of Cleardale, and other friends in that vicinity. He expressed himself as much surprised at the development of our county and particularly complimented Arkansas City on her appearance and future prospects.

DIED. At the residence of his parents, S. A. and Parmelia Neer, in Salt City, Thursday, March 15th, at 3 o=clock p.m., of quick consumption, Louis E. Neer, aged 19 years 7 months and 15 days. He was buried the following day at 3 o=clock p.m., by the Good Templars, of which order he was a member, and was followed to his last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing friends. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their great affliction. Herald.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Senator Hackney received an elegant gold ring from James Christian last week. Judge Christian sent it as a testimonial of his regard for Mr. Hackney=s earnest and effective work in securing his pension. Although totally blind, the Judge is one of the happiest men in the county. He realizes that this is indeed a country that Acares for him who has borne the brunt of the battle, and his widows and orphans.@ Two years ago Senator Hackney got a concurrent resolution through the legislature requesting the Commissioner of Pensions to put Mr. Christian on the rolls at once. His blindness was caused by a sun-stroke received while in the army. Winfield Courier.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

A Baptist preacher, John R. Yeatts, discovered the AMillennium Springs,@ on Greasy Creek, Arkansas. It flows from a mountain 400 feet high, is the color of cider, and tastes like apple brandy. An eyewitness says: AThose under the influence of the water are perfectly ecstatic, hugging and loving everything they meet. Old men and old women, young men and young ladies, embrace each other by hugging and kissing. I met an old white-haired man and woman, I suppose about eighty years old, and they were hopping and skipping like lambs. I saw hundreds lying around the spring so drunk they could not stand, and they were lying and laughing, trying to clap their hands.@ Cherokee Advocate.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Mr. W. G. Miller, who has leased the blacksmith shop lately occupied by himself and Mr. Parr, has concluded to make his home with us. Mrs. Miller and daughter arrived in town last week.

Mrs. I. H. Bonsall had a large tumor removed last Saturday at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Dr. Connor, and is doing as well as could be expected. This will indeed be good news to the lady=s many friends.

Mrs. L. Mann & Co. will shortly open up a Millinery and Hair Working establishment, in this city, in the building now in course of erection on South Summit Street, next to the Chicago Lumber Yard. Further notice will be given.

J. M. Semple recently sold the west half of his place in West Bolton to Messrs. Via & Spradling, of Guelph Township, Sumner Co. Both gentlemen have taken steps for the erection of houses and other improvements upon their new property.

An election will be held at the Council Rooms of the City of Arkansas City, on the first Monday, the 2nd day of April, A. D., 1883, for the purpose of electing the following city officers for the ensuing year, to-wit: A mayor, five councilmen, and a police judge.

We understand that Mr. Stanton, a lawyer from Pennsylvania, has purchased the DeBruce property on North Summit Street and intends to make his future home with us, and go into the practice of his profession. We are glad to welcome him.

Rev. B. C. Swarts was in the city last week visiting his sons and daughters, and looking after his business interests. Mr. Swarts was in attendance upon the M. E. Conference, by which he has been returned to his charge at Halstead, Kansas, for another year.

Deputy U. S. Marshal Hollister, of Caldwell, was in the city last week, when we had the pleasure of meeting him, and from him we learned of the shooting at Caldwell of one Mr. Lain by Dr. Noble while in a state of intoxication. The shooting took place in a saloon.

We hear it rumored that Capt. J. B. Nipp, of Arkansas City, will be a candidate for County Treasurer this fall. The southern portion of the county is undoubtedly entitled to a place on the county ticket, and no better man could be selected to fill it then Capt. Nipp. He is a sound Republican and has done more work for the party than any man we know of in that section of the county. He has a host of friends in this locality who will rally to his support if he decides to be a candidate. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

From Barbour County Index.

O. Thompson, who is holding cattle with Greever, Houghton & Co., came in from his home at Liberty, Missouri, Wednesday. After the stock meeting, he will try the waters of the Cimarron for awhile.

David Tomlinson hs contracted with Gregory, Eldred & Co., to erect wire fence around their range in the Territory. The fence is to be 60 miles in length. The posts and wire are all on the ground.

Reports from the range are that cattle are causing some trouble by getting mired in the mud along the streams, and dying before assistance could reach them. Many of the animals are poor and weak, and when they are in search of water, and get in the mud, they have not sufficient strength to get out.

It will be seen from the published report of the cattle inspector for the Cherokee Strip, there were recovered for the Association at Kansas City, during the shipping season of 1882, 207 head of cattle, valued at $7,500, while quite a number were caught at St. Louis and the agency. This is a matter of the greatest importance to the cattlemen of this section, and should not be overlooked at the meeting at this place on the 28th and 29th inst., as nearly all the cattle from this section goes to or by the way of Kansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.


Several of the Ringleaders of the Gang now in Limbo.

For some time past a gang of horse thieves have been plying their vocation in the Territory, but up to within a few weeks past succeeded in eluding all efforts made to discover their mode of operation or whereabouts.

The circumstance which has led to the demoralization of the outfit was the purchase of a pony by Capt. Nipp of a cowboy named Jay Wilkinson some three weeks since, which pony Capt. Nipp afterwards discovered, had been stolen from the Territory. With this information Deputy McIntire and a Mr. Phipps started out in search of Wilkinson, whom they learned was in the vicinity of the Cimarron River. Hearing that Wilkinson and several of his companions had fled to a dug-out, and were fixing for a fight, Mr. McIntire deemed it advisable to return to Caldwell for reinforcements, and being joined by Deputy

U. S. Marshal Hollister and another officer, the four returned, and after considerable reconnoitering and a lively chase, succeeded in missing their men, but captured one Hostetler, another member of the gang, with whom they started to the State, where Hostetler was committed to the Winfield jail to await the next term of U. S. Court at Wichita, not being able to give the $500 bail required. Wilkinson, who had been dodging around trying to swap for a fresh horse, was gathered in by the boys at Johnson Ranch, who carried him to Caldwell and turned him over to Deputy Hollister, who straightway telegraphed to Messrs. McIntire and Nipp the fact of his possession and declared the intention of leaving for this place, requesting these gentlemen to meet him, which they did, bringing Wilkinson to town where he had an examination, and was committed to jail with Hostetler. Another of the gang, known as Mulvane George, was also arrested, but gave $500 bail and is now at large.

Deputy McIntire informs us he expects shortly to have more of the gang in his clutches, in which we hope he may not be mistaken.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Agent Tuffts Report.

The following synopsis of Agent Tuffts= report to the Secretary of the Interior on the question of Wire Fences in the Territory, will doubtless be of interest to many of our readers.

It is estimated that 300,000 head of cattle are being herded on the Strip, 100,000 of which do not pay taxes to the Cherokees. There are 950 miles of fencing belonging in the main to citizens of the United States, and all of which has been put up in the past year. These parties are supplied with gates for traveling through, so that they do not interfere with legitimate travel or mail routes. Agent Tuffts thinks that these fences will be of incalculable good in restraining the cutting of timber which has been ruthlessly going on in the past, and therefore says: AI respectfully recommend that the fences now on these lands be permitted to remain, and other parties desiring to fence be permitted to do so subject to the following conditions.@

A1st. Permission from the Cherokee Nation must be obtained.

A2nd. That no fences shall be erected within two miles of any post road.

A3rd. If any parties fencing their range cut or permit any timber to be cut within their pastures, shall be subject to removal from the Territory and the fences destroyed.

A4th. All fences shall be removed at once from the Territory whenever those in possession shall be notified to do so by the department.

AThe effect of a settlement of this matter in this way will be that the Indian office will not be called upon every few months to remove from the Territory cattlemen who refuse to pay tax. The Cherokee Nation will collect double the tax; the destruction of the timber will be effectually stopped, and the young timber protected from fire.

AThe only opposition I found to this fencing was from those who claimed that the timber on these lands belonged to anybody that got it, and from those who live in the States and own large herds of cattle on these lands and refuse to pay taxes. The Pennsylvania Oil Company, who attempted to fence without permission from the Cherokee authorities and enclose the ranges, and owners of small herds of cattle on which they had paid Cherokee tax, have agreed to settle with those whose ranges they had intended to enclose in their pasture, and obtain permission of the Cherokee authorities, or go elsewhere for their range.

AThis arrangement satisfies Mr. Scott, and others, who complained to the Department of the action of the Oil Company, and if permitted to do so, will fence their ranges during the coming summer.@


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Courier Clips.

Judge Torrance has not yet rendered his decision in the Colgate case. It ought to be a good one, when it comes.

Ex-Senator Pyburn has decided to return to Kansas. He will probably return to Winfield.

Senator Hackney has sold his residence property on Twelfth Avenue and Milling Street to Mr. Geo. Ordway for twenty-five hundred dollars. Mr. Hackney gives possession April first.

The real estate transfers ffor last week, as shown by Curns & Manser=s abstract books, in Cowley County, amounted to sixty-nine thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars. Cowley is booming more than ever.

A very strange accident occurred to a fine mare belonging to Will Timberman, in Pleasant Valley Township, last Thursday. The mare had been sick for a week and Will turned her into the pasture, which is near the railroad. Soon after she was put in, a train came along and she started off on a run. Some persons noticed her running and saw her stop suddenly and stand still. They went out to investigate and found all four of the mare=s legs broken up near the shoulder and hips, and standing out like the legs on a clothes-horse. She was immediately dispatched with an ax. She seemed to be unable to move or fall over.

Mr. P. W. Bossart, Superintendent of the Kansas and Missouri Telephone Company, was in the city Saturday, and made a proposition whereby this place and Arkansas City could be connected by telephone. He proposes to build the line provided five hundred dollars worth of conversation tickets are subscribed. These tickets cost fifteen cents each and are good for five minutes talk over the line. Three hundred dollars have been subscribed at Arkansas City, leaving two hundred to be taken here. A large part of the necessary amount is already taken, and the line will be a good thing for both towns. Mr. Bossart also intends connecting us with Wellington, Caldwell, Hunnewell, and Wichita, in the near future.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Medicine Lodge Cresset Items.

We neglected to mention in ourr last issue the appointment of John Elsen as captain of the Sand Creek and Hackberry Pool. John is a first-class fellow and will make a good captain.

The city is gradually getting provided with good sidewalks. When the crossings are completed, the opportunities for getting about dry shod will be equal to any town in the Southwest.

A young man who wanted to teach school near Caldwell could not tell the difference between horizonttal and perpendicular, but the examiners excused him and gave him a certificate because they had been that way themselves.

The city council at their meeting last Wednesday evening passed a resolution directing the drug stores, and other places where intoxicating liquors are sold, to be fined $20.00 each for the month of February. We have always expressed our disapproval of this system of fines. It is all wrong in principal, and has had the effect to encourage whiskey selling, and increase drunkenness and disorder.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

A Fraud. The Portable Electric Light, of which we published an account some time since, has turned out to be a fraud. We had, as we thought, sufficient guarantee of its genuineness, or should not have given it room in the TRAVELER. The concern was known as the Portable Electric Light Co., with offices and manufactury at Boston, Mass.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 4, 1883.


A prairie fire on the farm of C. N. Crocker, fifteen miles from Arkansas City, destroyed about fourteen hundred sheep.

Butler County is again in the throes of a county seat fight. Augusta leads the attacking column with a strong petition and a bonus of $25,000 in the shape of county buildings.

Advices from El Dorado say a fire in the city engine house, in which also was the city prison, destroyed the entire building, the fire engine, and $600 worth of rubber hose. Frank C. Hamilton, who was a prisoner in the calaboose, was roasted alive, his charred remains being taken from the prison after it had almost burned to the ground. Hamilton was a laborer on the St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita railroad, and was a tough case when drunk.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 4, 1883.

Under the new law any married person in Kansas, having no children, may devise one-half of his orr her property to other persons than the husband or wife.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 4, 1883.

The session of Congress just closed appropriated $300,000 to the Cherokees as payment for the lands now occupied by the Nez Perces, Pawnees, Poncas, and Otoes, which land was formerly owned by the Cherokees.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 4, 1883.

Ad. CENTRAL AVENUE HOTEL, O. [? C. ?] BRYANT, PROPRIETOR, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS. Haa been entirely re-fitted and re-furnished, and is replete with all the appointments of a first-class hotel at reasonable rates. PATRONAGE OF THE PUBLIC IS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Mulvane has a new paper.

Geuda Springs now has two papers.

Jake Musgrove was in the city Friday.

A brand new awning adorns the front of S. Matlack=s store.

Mr. Wright, of Wright=s canyon, paid us a pleasant call yesterday.

The partition timbers for the Highland Hall are now in position.

Peter Pearson reports the wholesale furniture trade to be booming.

Burden now has a post of the G. A. R. It was organized on the 24th ult.

The sun made its appearance for the first time in six days last Sunday.

The lumber is on the ground for O. S. Rarick=s new residence on Ninth Street.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

We received a pleasant call from Mr. Edwards, our county map man, yesterday.

All post office box-rents are now due for the quarter commencing April 1st, 1883.

Another residence just completed in the south part of town by Mr. George Timpy.

Mr. DeBruce has rented Manly Capron=s residence in the northwest part of town.

Capt. Nipp purchased a fine Hambletonian stock horse last week, for which he paid $500.

Joe Hoyt=s new residence in the west part of town has been much improved by a new fence.

Stockmen say that the only grass to be found yet is grass meadows, and they are not very abundant.

Mr. J. C. Pickering has gone to Otoe Agency, where he takes the position of Agency blacksmith.

Wichita streets are all torn up with the preparation incident to laying down the track for street cars.

Mr. Samuel Hoyt is about to put up a new house just north of Prof. Atkinson=s house on North Ninth Street.

WANTED. At Ponca Agency, Indian Territory, a girl to do general house work. Address, J. H. SHERBURNE.

W. A. Ela, we are informed, last week made a sale of 37 head of cows with calves at an average of $40 per head.

Mr. Ham Kirtly and wife, late of Topeka, have located here, and are putting up a home in the northwest part of town.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Within the past four weeks, over fifteen new residences have been completed in this city. This needs no comment at our hands.

Dr. Bird has left the Kaw Agency and gone back east for his health. We sincerely hope he may permanently recover the same.

Mr. Tom Mantor has greatly improved the appearance and covenience of his residence by erecting a kitchen to the back end of it.

T. R. Houghton has purchased several lots in block 131 in this city, which he will shortly improve with a view to erecting a residence.

Prof. Atkinson we understand has purchased a couple more lots contiguous to his present residence. This much improves his property.

Mrs. H. Davis and Mrs. H. Rahey were in the city last Friday, visiting Mrs. J. H. Hillard. They returned to their home in Wichita Saturday.

Mr. R. A. Houghton is building an addition to his residence in the northeast part of town, which will add greatly to its appearance and convenience.

The DeBruce property on north Summit Street, purchased by Mr. Stanton, is being put in a thorough state of repair as well as being considerably enlarged.

Mr. Beal [?], representing a mill machinery firm, was in the city last week, looking after the contract for putting in the machinery of the new mill shortly to be put up on our canal.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

In company with J. H. Hilliard, of this city, we last week took in that wicked town of Wichita, and for a way-up time we are under obligations to several of her livest b=hoys.

The J. S. Danford business, it is said, was finally compromised yesterday. The agreement is to give the creditors the property owned by Danford in Sumner County. Wellington Press.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

A man named Frank Hamilton was locked up in the calaboose at El Dorado recently. He set it on fire, burning it and the city=s fire engine and hose reel. Hamilton perished in the flames.

The real estate boom we are now enjoying needs no further proof than the statement that property to the amount of $100,000 has already changed hands through our real estate men, Green & Snyder.

WANTED. Six good Stone Masons and laborers to work on the Opera House in Arkansas City, Kansas. Good wages will be paid. 800 bushels of Lime, 4,000 bushels of sand, 100 cords of rock. Parties wishing to furnish any part of this material will call on JOHN Q. ASHTON on and after April 4th, 1883.

The improvements that are almost daily taking place in our city were forcibly brought to our notice last Saturday afternoon by Mr.

A. W. Patterson, who drove us around town in one of the elegant outfits turned out by the Mammoth Livery Stable, and for which we tender our thanks.

Miss Linnie Peed, who has just finished teaching several terms of school in the vicinity of Newton, Kansas, returned to the city on Saturday last. She remained in the city until Monday, when she and her mother took leave for Geuda Springs, where they will probably remain during the summer.

We were in error in stating that the Indian children whose pictures were taken by I. H. Bonsall some two weeks since were on their way to school. They were a party of Kaw children in their Sunday attire, who were in town upon a pleasure trip and to have their photos taken. They were in charge of the matron and one of their teachers.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Mr. Ira Barnett has let the contract to Messrs. Beecher & Son for an $800 addition to his residence, which will when completed, be an elegant and commodious improvement for the same.

The Pawnee Agency correspondent of the Cheyenne Transporter says:

AWe have another merchant, Mr. Rice, of the Pawnee tribe. He is well qualified for the business, and we hope he may prosper.@

Mrs. Peed left for Geuda Springs last Monday and will probably remain there the coming summer, where she expects to be joined in a few days by her daughter, Linnie, who at present is engaged in our post office.

A. W. Patterson informs us he intends to put up a residence on the east half of the property lately purchased by him on Fifth Avenue. He has already set out quite a number of trees and made preparations for fencing, etc.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Furgusson [? THINK IT SHOULD BE FERGUSON ?], who have been residing in this city for the past year, left for Otoe Agency this morning, where they will make their future home. They will be visited each week by the TRAVELER.

Manly Capron and family started for the Otoe Agency, where he goes to take charge of the trader=s store. Mr. Capron is well-known and respected in this city and has the best wishes of many friends for his success in his new home.

Hymenal. RANDALL - SCOTT. Mr. W. M. Randall and Mrs. Jane Scott, both of this city, were married by Rev. Moorhead at the M. E. Parsonage on Thursday, March 29th, 1883. That their union may be full of joy and of many years duration is the hearty wish of their friends, the TRAVELER included.

The Caldwell Post, speaking of the capture of J. Wilkinson and other members of the same gang, has this to say of the gentlemen who succeeded in capturing them.

AThe officers should be highly commended for their promptness in gathering in this young gang of outlaws so soon after their depredations came to light. Cash Hollister and George McIntire are a pair of marshals that will do to draw to every time, and Caldwell and Arkansas City are proud of them.@


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

The Indian appropriation bill provides an item of five thousand dollars for the removal of the Northern Cheyennes, now on this reservation, to a more genial clime and more favorable location at some northern Agency. These Indians have never been contented at this Agency, and have always been the disturbing element among the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, and it is expected that their removal north again will tend to leave our Indians in a more settled condition. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Mr. Lyman Herrick, an old-time settler of Cowley County, but for the past two years and a half of Elora, Canada, returned to the city last week, and will probably spend a part of the summer in this vicinity. Mr. Herrick is accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Hortop, who has come hither with the expectation of benefitting her health. We sincerely hope that the climate of Southern Kansas may be very beneficial to her, and may speedily rescue her from the vise-like grip of that terrible illness, known as consumption.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

A dance was held at Mr. Buzzi=s house in Bolton last Wednesday evening, where there were seventy-five participants. Mr. Buzzi has a very large house and his well-known hospitality draws his friends from near and afar. The young folks of Bolton are quite adept in the art, and join in the mazy waltz with an air of grace and ease that would astonish some of our experts in the city. And for calling the figures of a quadrille, why, they can beat anything. They danced until three o=clock in the morning, and it is said a new call was made in every set.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Reports from the various ranges east, south, and west of us are that the whole country is beginning to look quite green. On the lower Washita range the grass is already two inches high, but rain is needed just now to make it grow with further rapidity. The losses on that range and on the Texas line is the same as in this section, and west of us--comparatively light and confined to through cattle and yearlings that were in thin flesh, at the commencement of winter. Stockmen generally are congratulating themselves that the losses sustained were no heavier after enduring the severe winter just passed. Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

DIED. We are pained to record the death, in this city, on Sunday last, of little Tommy, the two and a half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Grady, from the effects of a cold contracted while recovering from the measles. The remains were taken to Wichita on Monday for interment. The grief stricken parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in this their hour of sorrow, and we trust may be supported by Him who said, ASuffer little children to come unto

me . . . for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.@


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

City Elections. At the city elections last Monday, the following ticket was elected, and the vote cast will be seen by the following.



COUNCILMEN: O. S. Rarick -------- 159

T. McIntire --------- 162

F. Schiffbauer ------ 167

E. D. Eddy ---------- 198

J. Ridenour --------- 157

POLICE JUDGE: I. H. Bonsall ----- 162

There was another ticket in the field differing in some of the candidates for councilmen, but the highest vote it received was 46--which with several scattering votes for different parties for the various offices constitute the total of the vote polled.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Barbour County Index Items.

F. Y. Ewing is up from his ranch and says the wintered cattle are doing well, though thin, and should a storm come many would die. Many through cattle have died, and it will test the endurance of many horses to pull through in shape for work.

Henry Johnson, cattle inspector at Kansas City during the past season of the Cherokee Stock Association, came in yesterday from Maj. Drumm=s ranch. He is now on his way to Kansas City to fill the same position for the association the coming summer.

R. B. Clark is up from the Cimarron and reports cattle thin, but says he has seen but a few dead ones. The new crop of grass is coming nicely and there is a great number of young calves that are looking nicely, he reports.

An extensive strike among the cowboys in the Panhandle of Texas is progressing and trouble is apprehended. They demand an increase from $30 to $50 per month, which so far stockmen refuse to pay. Violence is threatened to new men if they commence work. Stockmen threaten to call on the State forces.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Geuda Herald Items.

Prohibition prohibits here now.

If one-half of the trees live that are being set out here this spring, it will make quite a change in the appearance of our town.

The Oklahoma War Chief came out last week headed Geuda Springs, and we understand the editor expects to buy an outfit and start to work here in a few days.

It seems that the Law Enforcement Club has done some good here as we are informed that it is now impossible to get a drink of whiskey in town, except for medical, scientifical, and mechanical purposes.

The A. V. Democrat man must be getting hard up for subscribers, judging from the extraordinary inducements offered to new subscribers. To all new subscribers they offer to furnish the paper from now until the 1st of January, 1884, for $1.50, the regular price being $1.50 a year.

Oklahoma Payne was in our city a few days last week. We understand he intends moving here with his family and making this place Oklahoma headquarters. Democrat.

Capt. Payne is here with his family, and intends starting from here with his colony about the 1st of May. Geuda Springs is now the headquarters of Payne=s Oklahoma Colony.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

The Six-Shooter Again.

This time that unnecessary, infernal machine, the six-shooter, was in the hands of one of the most prominent physicians and citizens of the county; the result is a blasted name, a heart-broken family, and the life of a young man of fine education and fair habits hanging upon a thread, while the friends of the assaulting party are bowed with grief and shame at the possible ending of this sad affair.

On last Thursday, at about 3:30 p.m., Dr. W. A. Noble, while under the influence of liquor, shot, with a six-calibre six-shot revolver, C. C. Everhart, in the Roberts saloon. Three shots were fired almost instantly, and when the smoke cleared away Everheart ws found to have been hit twice. One ball entered the left breast just below the collar bone, and, ranging downward, passed through the upper part of the left lung and came out at the back. The other ball entered on the right of the spinal column, and came out through the fleshy part of the shoulder. Being but a flesh wound, it is not dangerous. The other wound may prove fatal, although Everhart may live three or four months, or may die in a week. Dr. Noble ws arrested immediately after the shooting, and was brought before Justice Ross Saturday morning, and was admitted to bail in the sum of $100,000 for his appearance before the same officer yesterday morning. The bail bond was signed by ten of our citizens. This case is likely to come up before a jury of citizens of this county, and we refrain from making further comments upon the subject. Caldwell Post.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.


Editor Travler:

DEAR SIR: You will confer a favor by giving publicity to the accompanying preamble and resolutions adopted by the ALaw Enforcement Club@ of this place, consisting of some fifty or sixty members, including a majority of the leading citizens in the community.

These resolutions were presented to the editor of the Geuda Springs Herald, with a request for publication, by the Club, and were not published, for reasons which he has not explained, and which he is not asked to explain.

The resolutions will fully explain themselves.

Up to last week the saloons were running in Geuda, in open violation of law, but they are both closed now, and will remain closed. This result has been brought about by the influence of the ALaw Enforcement Club,@ and that without a single prosecution.

The saloon keepers comprehended the fact that the AClub@ meant business, and hence, very wisely, made up their minds that the risks to be taken in running their business were too great for the profits which they would probably receive.

They have both closed with a promise never to engage in the business again, and Mr. M. David has opened a meat market, and will, no doubt, receive a liberal patronage.

I firmly believe that if a similar course would be pursued, that there is not a place in the State of Kansas where the liquor law cannot be enforced.

Moral and legal sussion must go hand in hand in order to make prohibition a success. Very Respectfully, J. H. BERKEY.



1st. The fundamental principle of American Institutions is, Aequal and exact justice to all.@

2nd. Every true American citizen will abide by the laws of his country.

3rd. Any person who refuses to obey the laws of this country becomes an outlaw and forfeits his rights as an American citizen.

4th. There is at the present time in the State of Kansas and in this vicinity a class of individuals which is receiving the benefits and protection of her laws and at the same time defying and trampling under its feet certain of her laws, thus endangering the rights, peace, and prosperity of the law abiding citizens of this State and vicinity.


Therefore, be it resolved that, in view of the above facts, we the undersigned do hereby form ourselves into an association to be called the ALaw Enforcement Club,@ of Geuda Springs, Salt City, and vicinity, and do solemnly pledge our sacred honor as men and American citizens to use every lawful and honorable means to apprehend and bring to justice every violator of local, State, or National law. This organization earnestly solicits the cooperation of all law abiding citizens, and will deem it a favor at any time to receive reliable information in regard to any person who may be violating the laws of this country.

The adoption of the above resolutions have been prompted by no other motive than a desire to promote the best interests of society and establish such a reputation as a community as will have a tendency to draw into our midst an honorable and respectable class of people.

However, if the present system of outlawery and debauchery is permitted to exist in our vicinity, the reputation of this community will be such as will repel all respectable people, and attach to it the most degraded, worthless, brutal, and dangerous elements of society.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Communicated. Ed. Traveler: During the past winter the enterprising citizens of Dist 96, Bolton Township, have conducted a Lyceum, greatly to the instruction and amusement of young and old, under the leadership of J. B. Guthrie, supported by Messrs. Walton, Marshall, Conway, Andrews, and others, not to mention the Clark brothers. The object has been to cultivate a taste for refining literature, as well as to develop the forensic art; and by way of parenthesis, let me say that this is one of the most profitable ways that the denizens of the rural districts can spend the long evenings of the winter months, as it furnishes not simply amusement and recreation, but is specially adapted to prepare the young people to acquit themselves with credit in after life.

On Tuesday evening, March 27th, the closing exercises were held in the Guthrie schoolhouse, which was crowded to its uttmost capacity. A special effort was made to entertain the public pleasantly and profitably, and great credit is due the managers for the success of the entertainment. Messrs. Dayton, Hahn, McGinnis, and Arnett furnished instrumental music, with violin, guitar, and organ, which was highly appreciated. Several pieces of vocal music by Mrs. Sheats and others was well rendered. Eph Mowry and W. Maxwell rendered ACarve that Possum@ and another two other plantation melodies with good effect. It is not possible to enter into the merits of the literary part of the entertainment. The recitations and selections were in good taste, and well rendered, while the dialogues brought down the house. The reading of the Regulator displayed the usual amount of dry wit and local thrusts which amused all. Owing to the lateness of the hour, the debate, which has always been a prominent feature of the programme at the regular meetings, was set aside and doubtless Bolton Township will never know what pent up bottles of eloquence Messrs. Conway and Clark will have for private use the coming summer. On the whole the entertainment was excellent and the zeal of these Boltonites is worth of imitation in other places. OBSERVER.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Courier Clips.

Register Nixon is receiving piles of letters and propositions regarding his new traction engine from persons who want to buy machines or become interested in the patents.

Wirt W. Walton was presented with a magnificent gold watch by his constituents at Clay Center Monday. It was a fitting testimonial to his efficient and energetic labors in the session of the legislature just closed.

The County Treasurer has been notified of the intended consolidation of the Caldwell, Arkansas City, and Newton branches of the Santa Fe railroad. Our stock will be taken up and consolidated stock issued instead. The matter will be brought up at the April meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

Every schoolhouse in Kansas should be surrounded by a grove of trees--cottonwoods will do; elms, ash, and catalpas are better. County Superintendents should appoint a day to be devoted by the patrons and pupils to decorating and beautifying the school grounds. A handsome school building in a grove of thrifty young trees is a Athing of beauty and joy forever.@ In no other way will a small amount of work and the investment of a small amount of money do so much good for the school and the town as in the planting and cultivating of trees in our school grounds.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Not Cow Boys. For several weeks a number of Aboys@ who have put in a month or two on a cattle ranch, have been loitering around town in a semi-intoxicated condition, making themselves generally obnoxious to everyone by their boisterous and profane language. It is a slur on the real Acow-boy@ to give them that name, which they pride themselves in being called, for they are not Acow-boy,@ and never have been known to herd more than a day=s ride from town, and then only a month at one time. There is some excuse for a man that has been on the range all winter to get a litle off when he reaches the settlements, but for these town loafers who are too lazy to work on a farm, and are no account on a ranch, to be continually disturbing the peace of this community, there is no excuse whatever, and their demonstrations should be stopped at once.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.


Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Washington, March 21, 1883. SEALED PROPOSALS, indorsed Aproposals for Stock Cattle,@ and directed to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Nos. 65 and 67 Wooster Street, New York, will be received until 1 p.m., of Tuesday, April 24, 1883, for furnishing for the Indian service about 4,600 head of stock cattle, one-half cows, and one-half heifers, and 150 bulls graded.


Schedules showing the number and kind required at the different Agencies will be furnished upon application to the Indian Office in Washington; or Nos. 65 and 67 Wooster Street, New York; Wm. H. Lyon, No. 483 Broadway, New York; the Commissioners of Subsistance,

U. S. A., at Cheyenne, Chicago, Leavenworth, Omaha, Saint Louis, Saint Paul, San Francisco, and Yankton, and the Postmaster at Sioux City.

Bids will be opened at the hour and day above stated, and bidders are invited to be present at the opening.


All bids must be accompanied by certified checks upon some United States Depository for at least FIVE percent of the amount of the proposal. H. PRICE, Commissioner.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 11, 1883.

ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE. Advance sheets of the annual report of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe shows that the system now comprises 2,630 miles. The net earnings were $6,421,000, to which added receipts, rentals, land grants, and income bonds made the aggregate net receipts $7,280,000. Dividends paid $3,325,000. Surplus for the year, $1,288,800. Of the 2,630 miles nearly 1,700 are laid with steel rails. The equipment is 10,000 passenger cars and 348 locomotives. There is no floating debt.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 11, 1883.


El Dorado Times: The city fire engine was burned a great deal easier and quicker than it was paid for. Its total cost, first and last, must be near $4,000, and of the six fires we have had since its purchase, it never saved a dime=s worth of property.

Dr. Noble shot a man at Caldwell, the other night. Noble came into a saloon flourishing a revolver and threatening to kill the bartender. A friend of Noble took the revolver from him in order to prevent trouble, but the irate doctor procured another, and fired three shots into the body of his too solicitous friend, dangerously, if not fatally wounding him.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 11, 1883.

A contract has been made for an irrigating ditch which will leave the Arkansas River twelve miles west of Dodge, and, following generally the course of the divide between the Arkansas and the Saw Log, will cross the bend of the Arkansas to Kinsley. It will be forty feet wide, and will carry four feet of water, with a fall through the greater portion of the length of a foot and a half to the mile, which is as great as can be allowed without undue abrasion of the banks. It will furnish water to a district nearly four miles wide at some points.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

An Indian Industrial School, maintained by the general government, is to be built at Lawrence, and Secretary Teller has forwarded the plans and specifications of the building. A site of three hundred acres, just south of the city, has been secured. The school will accommodate 500 pupils. The buildings and grounds will cost $100,000, of which $10,000 has been raised in Lawrence by private subscription. The government will defray the rest of the expense. It will be ready for occupancy about the 1st of December, 1883.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

Communicated from Geuda Springs.

The TRAVELER publishes a communication this week from J. H. Berkey in regard to the law enforcement club and also some resolutions adopted by the club. In his communication he says: AThese resolutions were presented to the editor of the Geuda Springs Herald, with a request for publication; for reasons which he has not explained, and which he is not asked to explain.@

If J. H. Berkey would like to know why these resolutions were not published, he can easily find out by calling on us. Our idea of the club was that it was gotten up more for the purpose of benefitting the originator of the scheme, than for the benefit of the community, and, although the club has certainly done some good, we still hold the same opinion. It would not at all surprise us to hear of him as a candidate for some office in the near future. Geuda Springs Herald.

I am very glad that the editor of the Herald has explained why he did not publish the resolutions referred to, and I sincerely hope he was prompted by no other motive than a holy fear that I would in some mysterious way become a candidate for office, and thus spread desolation and terror among the helpless and innocent women and children throughout the United States, and perhaps Texas.

I must acknowledge that I have been thwarted in my deep laid scheme by the AGreat Mind Reader of the West,@ whose ponderous intellect enabled him with his mental microscope to analyze my motives, which the entire membership of the ALaw Enforcement Club@ had failed to discern.

For a number of years, I have been an earnest and somewhat enthusiastic adherent to the great cause of temperance, using my limited means and talents at all times and under all circumstances, for the emancipation of my fellowman from the curse of drunkenness. In pursuing such a course, I have had the same silly and unwarrantable charges made by the editor of the Herald thrown at me by liquor dealers and their hirelings from time to time, but never before from a professed temperance man. However, I have never allowed myself to be diverted by any senseless personal thrusts from doing what little I could in the cause of right, and thus some good has been accomplished, as has been the case in this vicinitty--not by myself but by placing my shoulder to the wheel with my friends and neighbors working in unison for the same purpose.

Had the editor of the Herald been imbued with a desire to work for the best interests of his community, he would never have been deterred from uniting with his neighbors simply from the fact that he supposed there was one designing person in their number.

As I have neither the time nor inclination to engage in an uninteresting, unnecessary personal controversy, the editor of the Herald will not be referred to by myself in the future.

The good which has been accomplished in this community by organization demonstrates what may be done all over the country, and if the newspapers throughout the State will call the attention of the people to the fact, it will only be a short time before prohibittion, in Kansas, as far as tippling houses are concerned, will be an entire success.

The liquor dealer follows his business for the profit there is in it and just as soon as you make it unprofitable, he will go out of the business.

The temperance people in Kansas have the power by organizing to make the illicit and damnable business of every liquor dealer in this State unprofitable by persistently following them up. Very respectfully, H. H. BERKEY.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.


HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Office of the Chief Quartermaster, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, March 31, 1883.

SEALED PROPOSALS, in triplicate, subject to the usual conditions, will be received at the office, or at the offices of the Quartermasters at the Posts named below, until 12 o=clock noon, Leavenworth time, on Tuesday, May 1, 1883, at which time and places they will be opened in the presence of bidders for furnishing and delivery of Wood, Coal, Charcoal, Hay, and Straw during the period beginning July 1, 1883, and ending June 30, 1884; and of Corn and Oats for the period beginning July 1, 1883, and ending November 15, 1883, at Forts Leavenworth, Riley, and Hays, and Dodge City, Junction City and Caldwell, Kansas; Forts Supply Sill, Reno, and Gibson, Indian Territory; Forts Elliott and Henrietta, Texas; Forts Lyon, and Garland, and Camps on the Uncompangre and White River, Colorado; and Camp on Snake River, Wyoming Territory.

Blank proposals and printed circulars stating the kinds of supplies, and estimated quantities thereof required at each post or station, and giving full information as to the manner of bidding, amount of bond to accompany proposals, conditions to be observed by bidders, and terms of contract and payment, will be furnished on application to this office, or to the Quartermasters of the posts named.

A preference will be given to articles of domestic production, conditions of price and quality being equal, and such preference will be given to articles of domestic production produced on the Pacif coast to the extent of their use required by the public service there.

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

Proposals for a less quantity than the whole required will be reserved.

Envelopes containing proposals should be marked Aproposals for ______ at _______,@ and addressed to the undersigned or to the respective Post Quartermasters.

J. H. BINGHAM, Deputy Quartermaster General U. S. A.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.



Ad. SOUTHERN MILLINERY STORE. MISS L. MANN & CO. To the Ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity. We desire to announce that we have just opened out an entirely new Stock of MILLINERY GOODS, Embracing all the latest novelties in Hats, Trimmings, Ribbons, Velvets, Silks, Satins, Feathers, etc. HAIR WORK In all its branches as Switches, Curls, Braids, and Frizzes MADE AND DRESSED TO ORDER. A special invitation is extended to the Ladies to call and examine our goods and get our prices which will be found as low as the lowest. Remember the place--South Summit Street--Arkansas City, Kansas. Next door to Chicago Lumber Yard.

Ad. SPRING MILLINERY. Ladies you will find a stylish and Complete Assortment of fine SPRING MILLINERY At my Store on North Summit St. Latest Novelties on RIBBONS, TRIMMINGS, etc., And a handsome selection of New York and Chicago Patterns. Plese call and examine my stock and get my prices, which I guarantee to be as reasonable as any in town or up the road. A FULL LINE OF PARIS PAPER PATTERNS IN STOCK. STAMPING AND FEATHER DYEING DONE TO ORDER. MRS. WM. HENDERSON, BRANCH STORE AT GEUDA SPRINGS.

Ad. MILLINERY. Ladies you will find it to your advantage to inspect any new and complete stock of Stylish Spring Millinery. Also latest and most popular Shapes and Shades of Hair, Ribbons, Silks, Satins, etc. WILL SELL CHEAP FOR CASH. Please call and see for yourselves at MRS. WATSON=S OLD STAND. MISS IDA HARNLY.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

The assessor is around in the land.

Jay Gould arrived in the city Sunday.

O. F. Godfrey has a new soda fountain.

The poles for our telephone line have been shipped.

The framework of O. S. Rarick=s new house is about up.

Town lots for sale in all parts of the city by F. J. Hess.

New Millinery store just north of the Chicago Lumber Yard.

The street sprinkler has put in an appearance on our streets.

Mr. Samuel Hoyt has rented his house to Mr. J. H. Hilliard.

F. J. Hess reports the sale of over 150 town lots during the past month.

Our schools will be opened next Monday--they being now closed for a week=s vacation.

Messrs. Green & Snyder sold a lot on Main Street, opposite the post office, for $1,200 last week.

Read our Albuquerque communication in this issue. It is ffrom the pen of an Arkansas City boy.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

Agent Woodin was in the city last week after the necessary funds to pay off annuities due his charges.

Messrs. Dalzell & Duncan, who are buying stock, shipped a car load of hogs to Kansas City last week.

Rev. S. B. Fleming returned to this city yesterday after an absence of one week attending to clerical duties.

R. C. Haywood and family will summer at Minneapolis, where they will be visited each week by the TRAVELER.

Mr. D. P. Marshall, of Bolton, returned yesterday from attending the Presbytery of the First Presbyterian Church.

Hon. A. J. Pyburn thinks somewhat of locating at Arkansas City in the near future. You and yours will be heartily welcomed, A. J.

Thirty car loads of lumber have been disposed of by the two lumber yards of this city in the last two months. Oh, no, we are not boomingg.

A party of young folks gathered at the residence of Dr. Kellogg last Saturday evening and we learn quite an enjoyable time resulted.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

Mrs. Dr. R. H. Reed left upon the 3 o=clock train last Thursday for a two months visit to friends and relatives in Nebraska and Illinois.

The new store just north of the Chicago Lumber Yard is rapidly nearing completion, and will be occupied as a millinery establishment.

On Friday last a mad dog in Rose Valley, northeast of the city, created quite an excitement, and is said to have bitten several farm animals.

M. Johnson, who has been in Texas for some time, returned to the city last week, and will make headquarters at his cattle ranch for a few days.

Clide Harris, formerly one of the boys of this place, but for several years past of Colorado, returned to the city on Monday last for a short visit.

H. C. McDorman, one of Dexter=s prominent men, spent several days of last week in this city.

LADIES. One of S. Matlack=s special sales, which were all the rage last fall, comes off today and tomorrow. Bargains in hosiery will be the attraction.

Mr. John Walker writes us to forward his paper to Pawnee Agency in the future, he having been appointed Industrial teacher at that point. Good.

Dan E. Siffford, wife, and family left yesterday for Irving, Illinois, where Mrs. Sifford and children will probably spend the summer, while Dan prospects in New Mexico.

Messrs. Allen & Braggins have just completed the painting and papering of Mr. A. A. Wiley=s residence on Fifth Street, and as usual have done first-class work.

Mr. Walter Baker, of Junction City, Kansas, passed through the city yesterday on his way to Pawnee Agency, where he goes to take a position in the Indian schools.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

Mr. Will Birdzell, who has been absent in Colorado for several months, returned to the city last week, but states his intention to return to Colorado at an early day.

AFarmer@ Scott sold two fat hogs last week weighing 765 lbs. for 6-1/2 cents, per lb. C. M. says there is more money in raising hogs than running a newspaper.

Mr. J. R. Lewis made us a pleasant call yesterday.

Messrs. Gilbert and Puckett, of Kaw Agency, were in the city last week and favored us with a call. They report stock in that part of the B. I. T. in first-class shape.

We understand our former townsman, S. P. Channell, has been elected an alderman of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Civic honors well become S. P., as we know from experience.

Mr. Ed. Perrine, of Pawnee Agency, was in our city last week, at which time we had the pleasure of making his acquaintance.

The first quarterly meeting of the M. E. Church of Dexter circuit convenes at Dexter Sunday, April 15th, at which time the Presiding Elder, Rev. Thos. Audis, will preach morning and evening.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

Messrs. A. A. Wiley and Cal. Dean, two of our well-known cattlemen, have gone into partnership, and will henceforth range together. We wish the boys success in whatever they undertake.

THE LELAND. The City Hotel, of this city, is a thing of the past, its name having been changed as above. Messrs. Nipp & Patterson last week purchased Mr. McIntire=s interest in the house and have placed Mr. R. E. Grubbs in charge of the same as manager, and as he is chuck full of energy, an old hand at the business, and solid with Athe boys on the road,@ we confidently look for the Leland to take its place among the first-class hotels of the Southwest.

It is with pleasure we call the attention of the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity to the advertisement of the Southern Millinery Store, on South Summit Streaet, which appears in this issue. Miss L. Mann & Co. have brought on an entirely new stock of everything in the Millinery line, as well as Hair Work, to which they invite the attention of our people. These ladies are newcomers in our town and we hope our people will extend them a share of their patronage.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

Our assessor, Captain J. B. Nipp, started on his rounds yesterday, and is, consequently, at this time making a note of every man=s possessions for all they are worth.

Hostetler and Wilkinson, arrested for horse stealing, had a preliminary examination before Judge Bonsall last week; and in default of $1,000 bail each, were committed to jail in Wichita till the fall term of the U. S. Court.

The following are the new officers elected at Hunnewell last week: R. Kier [?], mayor; Joseph Woodward, police judge; J. H. Hamilton, W. H. Brown, John Pringle, Q. A. Hale, and Morgan Cox, councilmen.

The following officers were elected at the Caldwell city election last week: A. M. Colson, mayor; T. H. B. Ross, police judge; A. McLain, Wm. M. Corzine, J. W. Dobson, M. H. Bennett, and O. Beeson, councilmen.

Rev. James and Mrs. Wilson arrived in the city from the Territory last week. Their health was so poor as to necessitate a relinquishment of their Agency duties. Mr. Wilson thinks somewhat of summering in Colorado.

Dan Sifford is once more about town, he having thrown up his employment at Pawnee Agency in consequence of Mrs. Sifford=s health. We are glad to have Dan with us, and hope the change may result in greatly benefitting Mrs. Sifford=s health.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

MARRIED. Mr. G. W. Waltman and Miss Lucy Simpson, of this city, were married by Judge Gans, at Winfield, on the 5th inst. The young couple have our congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life.

Rev. Lundy=s team ran away and upset the buggy, on the State road east of the Walnut yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Lundy and their children were in the vehicle, but luckily escaped with a few slight bruises. The buggy was somewhat demoralized.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

A. A. Jackson and family left for Las Vegas hot springs Tuesday. Mr. Jackson=s going is necessitated by his severe and prolonged rheumatic affections, which have of late been attacking his heart. We hope that the change may be beneficial to him. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

John Howard Payne=s remains have recently been brought to this country for interment. He is famous for the authorship of AHome Sweet Home,@ and were he alive now, would say don=t fail to attend S. Matlack=s special sale of hosiery, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

The appearance of Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry=s drug store has been much improved by Messrs. Allen & Braggins, who have about completed its adornment with elegant wall paper, which these gentlemen understand how to do in a manner that always challenges admiration.

ARBOR DAY. In a proclamation issued by Governor Glick on the 4th inst., at Topeka, Thursday, the 26th day of April, 1883, is named as Arbor Day, and we hope our citizens will enter not only into the letter, but the spirit of the day, by planting not only a large number, but the best varieties of trees.

Mr. L. D. Parker, of Plainfield, Ohio, a brother of our friend, E. B. Parker, was in the city last week. The gentleman is out partly with a view of looking up a location for business, and we should be pleased to welcome him to our midst.

We call attention to the new advertisement of Miss Ida Harnly in this week=s issue. Miss Harnly has opened up a large and complete stock of Millinery Goods in Mrs. Watson=s old stand on Summit Street, where she invites the ladies of Arkansas City to visit and examine her stock and get her prices before purchasing elsewhere.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

MARRIED. Mr. J. C. Rowland and Miss Rose Sample were married Sunday evening by Rev. J. Cairns. The bride=s home is in Bolton Township, but she has been in Winfield for some time. Mr. Rowland has been connected with the register of deeds= office for several years. The young couple have the best wishes of many friends. Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

There will be Baptist service held in the U. P. Church of this city on next Sabbath afternoon at 3:30 o=clock, Rev. Bicknell of Chicago, presiding. It is hoped that arrangements will be made by which regular service may be held in the future on Sabbath afternoons, of which, however, due notice will be given.

The Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church will hold their monthly meeting at the church Wednesday, April 11th, at 3 p.m. The topic for consideration, India. A report of the Presbyterian meeting at Winfield will also be given. All ladies of the church and congregation are cordially invited. MRS. C. O. BAKER, Secretary.




Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

We call attention to the new Millinery advertisement of Mrs. Wm. Henderson in this issue, from which it will be seen that special attention is called to her new and large collection of spring novelties for the opening of the present season. Mrs. Henderson has just returned from the East, and her patrons can rely on her having the latest and best styles in millinery, etc.

The Presbyterian Social, given by the ladies of the First Presbyterian Church, at the residence of Mr. J. E. Miller, in this city, on Wednesday evening of last week, was largely attended, and as no efforts were spared on the part of the fair hostess to entertain her guests, the occasion will long be remembered pleasantly by all who had the good fortune to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

The dirt is flying rapidly on the extension of the St. Louis, Ft. Scott & Wichita from El Dorado to Wichita. The nine miles between here and Towanda is let to seven different contractors, who are working at present one hundred and fifty teams and three hundred men. The company evidently intend to put the road through by jumps, and this nine miles is the first. El Dorado Times.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

We had the pleasure of visiting Mrs. L. C. Norton=s greenhouse last week, and cannot help complimenting the lady upon the beautiful selection of house plants we were permitted to admire. That her heart is in the work, no one can doubt who looks upon the choice, thrifty young plants that adorn her shelves. We advise our lady friends especially to make her a visit and inspect the stock of nature=s gems there offered for sale.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

DIED. At his residence in this city, Wednesday, April 6, 1883, of heart disease, J. B. Daniels, in the 57th year of his age. Funeral services were held at the house the following day and the remains were interred in the Riverview Cemetery, wither they were followed by a large concourse of sorrowing mourners.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

Miss Hattie Curry, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Farrar for several months past, returned to her home at Portland, Maine, yesterday. The young lady during her stay with us has won the esteem of all with whom she came in contact and thus secured a host of friends who heartily wish her well wherever her future lot may be cast.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

What is a tinker=s dam? Why should a tinker want a dam, and of what use is a dam to a tinker, in or out of his profession? Graphic.

As our esteemed contemporary is in pursuit of information, we will reply that a tinker=s dam is a dam of dough or other suitable material constructed by a tinker to confine his molten solder to the business at hand; and that, inasmuch as when a tinker=s dam has once served its purpose, it possesses little or no commercial value, the phrase has come to be so frequently used and almost universally understood--synonym for worthlessness. New York Sun.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

Interesting to Ladies. Our lady readers can hardly fail to have their attention called this week to the latest combination of improvements in the most useful of all domestic implements, the Asewing machine.@

As we understand it, a machine should meet first of all these requiriements: It should be simple in its mechanism; it should run easily; it should do a whole range of work; it should be as nearly noiseless as possible; it should be light, handsome, durable, and as cheap as is consistent with excellence throughout.

These conditions the ALight-Runing New Home@ certainly meets. It has several very important and useful attachments and Anotions@ of its own, which goes far to make good its claims to popular favor.

The ANew Home@ specially recommends itself to purchase on account of its superior mechanical construction, ease of management, and reasonable price. Over half a million have been sold in the last three years, all of which are giving universal satisfaction. This unrivaled machine is manufactured by the New Home Sewing Machine Co., 30 Union Square, New York, who wish us to say that all who will send for their new illustrated catalogue and enclosed their advertisement (printed on another page), will receive a set of fancy advertising novelties of value to those collecting cards, etc.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

A Terrible Accident. DIED. Last Thursday morning the Tunnel Mills was the scene of another fatal accident. Mr. James McGuire is a brother of the McGuire=s, merchants of this place. He was working at the mill and went upstairs to put on a belt. The machinery was running at the time. He took hold of the belt to put it over a pully when it threw a loop over his arm and he was drawn around and around, his feet striking the ceiling every revolution. Mr. Stump, the head miller, was in the basement of the mill at the time, and noticing that something was wrong, ran up and shut the water off. He then went upstairs and saw McGuire hanging in the pully. He immediately went to work cutting the belts, and soon, with the help of others, got him down. He was found to be still alive and was put in a wagon and taken to his home on Manning Street. An examination was made by the physician, who found that almost every bone in his body was broken, especially in his feet, legs, and arms. The pulleys were making a hundred and twenty revolutions a minute when he was caught and he must have been whirled around with terrible force. He was conscious for several hours and until a few moments before he died, and was able to tell how the accident happened. This is the third man that has lost his life at that mill. Two were killed several years ago while digging the tunnel by dirt caving in on them. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

The fourth annual meeting of the Women=s Missionary Society, of the Presbytery of Emporia, was held in the church at Winfield March 28th and 29th. On the afternoon of the first day, in addition to devotional exercises and the work of organization, reports were received from the delegates and a resolution was adopted changing the connections of the Society from the Board of the North-West, with headquarters at Chicago, to the Board of the South-West, with headquarters at St. Louis. A telegram announcing this change was sent to the Board of the South-West, then in session at Topeka, and one in response was received the following day.

At the session Wednesday evening, after opening with music and prayer, Mrs. Tyler, of Newton, read selections from AMrs. Jones= Diary,@ Mrs. Brown, of Newton, read an essay on AA Plea for Missions,@ Mrs. Ordway, of Winfield, an essay on AWoman=s Duties and Privileges in the Church,@ and Rev. Mr. Platter made a short address.

Thursday morning there was held a devotional meeting, led by Mrs. Fleming, after which an hour was spent in discussing methods of missionary work.

The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Mrs. E. H. Hoag, of Newton; Vice Presidents, Mrs. J. E. Platter, of Winfield, Mrs. E. E. Fleming, of Arkansas City, Mrs. Miller, of Wichita, and Mrs. Walker, of Peabody. Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. S. A. Buck, of Peabody, Recording Secretary, Mrs. C. O. Baker, of Arkansas City; Treasurer, Mrs. G. W. Tyler, of Newton. After adjournment a dinner was served in the church by the ladies of Winfield, and an hour spent in social enjoyment.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.


Ad. AAntoine Guinet=s@ Black Dress Silks are the purest, richest, and most durable manufactured. A nice line of them on sale at S. Matlack=s.

Ad. Jerseys in desirable colors at Matlack=s.

Ad. House Plants. A fine selection and popular prices at E. D. EDDY=S.

Ad. Irish Point Embroidering in White and colors suitable for trimming chambrays, zephyr cloths, etc., also cashmere and satin embroideries for black goods may be had at Matlack=s.

Ad. Undressed real Kid Gloves for Ladies= wear at Matlack=s.

Ad. WALKER BOOTS. I have just received 21 cases more of these, AThe best Boots in America.@ Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. S. Matlack.

Ad. WE WILL GUARANTEE 3 coats of our Zinc Paints to last 3 times as long as 3 coats of lead and oil. Shepard & Maxwell.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 18, 1883.

A decision has been rendered in the United States circuit court, at Chicago, which will result in breaking the barbed wire monopoly, and subject the manufacture of barbed wire to a wholesome competition.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 18, 1883.

Hon. Geo. D. Orner, of Barber County, Kansas, has been appointed temporary special agent of the Interior Department, for examination into fraudulent entries of public lands. He is assigned to duties in California, with headquarters at Los Angeles. Mr. Orner is the fourth member of the late Legislature who has received a Federal appointment. It is a mighty cold day when the Kansas boys get left when they start for anything.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 18, 1883.

The high license law passed by the Missouri legislature fixes the State license for every saloon at not less than $50 per year nor not more than $400, and every county license at not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 per year. In Kansas City the license required by the city is $250 for each saloon. This fixes the lowest license to be paid in Kansas City under the new law at $800 per year. If it is possible to levy so exorbitant a tax as that on any traffic and collect it, it would seem to be possible to prohibit the traffic altogether.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 18, 1883.

The problem as to whether a State can pass a law ruining a previously legalized business, or destroying the value of property, without compensating those injured by it, is to be decided by the supreme court of the United States, a case being carried up from the Kansas Supreme Court with reference to the stoppage of a brewery under the recently enacted prohibition measures. On the face of it, it would appear that the State had no such power in equity. England paid for the slaves she emancipated, and did something to reimburse the land owners for the repeal of the corn laws. Still it is hard to draw the line in the matter. There is no telling in the present state of the Supreme Court business when the decision will be reached.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 18, 1883.

The Indian Troubles. San Antonio, Texas, April 13. Officers on the western extension of the Sunset route report a panic among the people in the vicinity of Eagle Nest, on the Rio Grande River, on account of a raid of a large party of Indians into Texas from Mexico. They are supposed to be the Kickapoos, who have been depredating in the vicinity of Republic, but finding their reception too hot, passed into Texas. The excitement is said to be intense. A party of Mexican soldiers followed the Indians to the river, but were not anxious to fight, as the latter party was too strong. No depredations of any kind have been reported. The United States troops at Ft. Clark have been instructed to take immediate steps to prevent plunder.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 18, 1883.


Ed. Traveler: Thinking that a few words from this Territory would be of interest to your many readers, I drop you these few lines.

Our party left Arkansas City February 20th, and our route lay through the Indian Territory and the Pan Handle of Texas. On the Canadian River in Texas we found vast stock ranges, but they were occupied and were very heavily stocked. We saw quite a number of dead cattle along the river, caused principally from eating loco, a kind of weed that is green in the spring before grass starts, and it is more fatal to horses than cattle. Some of the ranches in Oldham and Hemphill counties have lost one-half of their saddle horses this spring. There is no farming done in the Pan Handle as the land is very poor and very little rain falls.

March 10th we reached the New Mexico line, and found the country between the line and Las Vegas stocked with sheep and cattle, white men owning the cattle and Mexicans the sheep. The principal industry of the Greasers is raising sheep and burros; the former are worth about $1.50 per head and the latter about $20.00.

Las Vegas is a town of about ten thousand inhabitants and is situated on both sides of the Rio Galimas and is called respectively the old and new town. The old town is built mostly of adobes, but there are a few fine buildings in it; among them is the Plaza Hotel, which is a very fine brick building. The prices on cattle in the vicinity of Vegas are so high that it almost takes a microscope to see the top figures. Yearlings are worth $12 to $15, and they are asking $23 for stock cattle. All the country produce is shipped from Kansas. No farming is done except by irrigation along the running streams, which are very few and far between.

We next visited the old town of Santa Fe, which with its snow capped mountains, affords some fine scenery. Santa Fe is supported principally by the mines which lie south of it, and in fact all the country between Santa Fe and Albuquerque is occupied by mines of which some are very rich.

I do not believe New Mexico will ever be very much of a stock country. Water is so scarce that cattle have to travel too far to get it, and where there is water, it is mostly taken by the Mexicans to irrigate their gardens, and in some cases the Mexicans have built towns along the streams and plowed their ground and got everything ready for planting their crops, when another settlement would form higher up the creek and take all the water out, leaving the creek=s bed dry below, thus forcing them to abandon their homes. So the chances for farming in this country would look rather slim to a Kansas farmer.

I think anyone wishing to engage in the mining business could do well here or in Arizona. Good mines have been found in the Black Range southwest from here, but there is trouble now in that country with the Apache Indians; but I don=t think it will last long, for both the State militia or Rangers and Mexican troops are after them. The government of Chihauhau, a State of old Mexico, is offering a bounty of two hundred and fifty dollars for every Apache scalp taken, big, little, old, or young, and if any of the boys of Arkansas City wish to go into the scalping business, I believe it would pay if they could only strike a camp of old men, women, and children; but if they found a band of Apache warriors, they might go in for wool and come out shorn. The miners in the Magdalena Mountains are turning out some good ore, and there has been trouble there between the white laborers and Chinamen, which resulted in the whites driving all the Chinamen out, so times are all quiet now and work is reasonably plenty for white men, but no pig tail gentlemen need apply. I would say to one coming to this Territory with the intention to farm or work by the day or month that they had better stay away. It is true wages are high, but everything else is high in proportion. A man can get two dollars a day for work, but he has to pay from six to seven a week for board. Corn is worth a dollar and a half per bushel. Flour is worth four dollars per hundred and it all comes from Kansas. We are feeding corn now that came from Mr. Ayres, of Arkansas City.

I am going to stay here a week or two and if things do not look more favorable by that time, I shall return to Kansas, the land that has been tried and found true. JAMES O. HENDERSON.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 18, 1883.

Railroad Meeting. There was a call for the businessmen of the city and country to meet at McLaughlin=s Hall at 4 o=clock, April 13th, to take into consideration the building of a railroad from Arkansas City, Kansas, to Coffeyville, Kansas, and west as far as Caldwell, and farther, if desired.

Meeting called to order by Dr. Chapel; T. H. McLaughlin appointed Chairman and Wm. Blakeney, Secretary. Chair called for remarks.

James Hill being asked to state, in full, the object of the meeting, spoke in a clear and forcible manner of the great advantages that a railroad would do us, as a city and country, running along so near the Territory line, making a direct road from this city to St. Louis, thereby saving much time and expense in getting our stock and grain to a good market. Mr. Hill also stated that if we were not up and doing, other cities would take all the things of advantage to themselves, building up their cities and counties, and we would be left out in the cold.

Rev. Fleming spoke on the question with much earnestness, advising that whatever was done be done at once. Many spoke very freely on the question, all taking a deep interest in doing something to help make our city a better city and our county a better county.

After the project being understood, a committee, comprising James Hill and Dr. Chapel, was appointed to solicit bonds, along the line, from the cities and counties. Another committee was also appointed to solicit funds to meet the expense of surveying. Committee: James Huey, E. D. Eddy, N. T. Snyder, and Wm. Sleeth. Motion made to adjourn. WM. BLAKENEY, Secretary.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Go to the social this evening at Mrs. W. E. Gooch=s.

Read Albert Horn=s new Aad@ this week.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

William Berkey, Jr., of Salt City, was in town on Saturday last.

Tip Davenport was around shaking hands with the boys yesterday.

Do not forget the social this evening at the residence of Mrs.

W. E. Gooch.

The TRAVELER received a pleasant call from Mr. J. Probasco on Saturday last.

There will be about a hundred cases on the docket at the May term of court.

W. D. Mowry spent several days of last week in Wichita attending to business matters.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Matlack, of this city, on Tuesday, April 17th, 1883, a son.

Mr. I. D. Harkleroad informs us he will have two car loads of fat hogs for the June market.

The Burden Enterprise would like to know if P. T. Walton wouldn=t make a pretty good county clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

We had the pleasure of meeting Major L. J. Miles, of Osage Agency, during his short stay in our city last Saturday.

Judge T. H. Soward was in the city yesterday talking to the boys, etc. He favored us with a short call.

Captain Siverd was in our city on Monday last, on business, but did not forget to take notes upon the political situation.

Capt. Nipp received a car load of eastern made buggies and carriages for use at the Mammoth livery stable, in this city, last week.

H. C. McDorman, of Dexter, was over Saturday. His friends are urging him strongly as a candidate for register of deeds. Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

We call attention to the cattle and horse brands of Messrs. Gilbert & Puckett, which appear for the first time in this issue.







Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

The Wellingtonian has been accorded the county printing of Sumner county at legal rates, and W. M. Allison consequently rejoiceth.

Jennings Clark, accompanied by Shuman Longsdorf, intend starting for the former=s ranch, at the head of Salt Creek, next week.

Messrs. Gibby & Endicott=s meat market, and Green & Snyder=s real estate office bask in the shade of a brand new awning since last week.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Mr. Johnny Brown, who for the past three weeks has been looking after business interests in New Mexico, returned to the city on Thursday last.

Mr. R. A. Houghton=s addition to his residence is now completed, and consequently gives this gentleman one of the most commodious homes in the city.

By a unanimous vote of the convention of Texas and Kansas cattle men held at Dodge City, it was decided to exclude six-shooters from the ranges.

We understand that another dance will be given in our city one week from tonight. We were unable to obtain further particulars before going to press.

At Bresnau, Germany, a chimney, fifty feet high, has been erected of paper pulp, chemically prepared to resist combustion. What will paper be used for next?


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Mr. M. Lewis, who is now located on Chicaska, Indian Territory, contemplates starting for Las Vegas, New Mexico, with about 2,000 head of cattle the middle of next month.

The opinion among intelligent farmers is that this will be a good corn year, and the prospects is that a largely increased acreage will be devoted to the crop this year.

Mr. Alex Gillis, on Saturday last, paid us a very pleasant visit.

John Butler came up from the range Sunday, and reports heel flies worse this spring than he has ever seen on our ranges, although his experience extends through ten springs. Post.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Mr. W. Irons, of Silverdale, shipped to Kansas City, yesterday morning, a carload of number one fat cattle; they were beauties. He will also have a car load of fat hogs ready for the June market.

The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will hold their semi-monthly social on Wednesday night with Mrs. Gooch. Come one and all. The Ladies= Aid Society will hold a meeting at the same time.

Capt. J. B. Nipp was in the city Monday. He has taken control of the old City Hotel at Arkansas City, changed the name to AThe Leland,@ and will build up a big hotel in our sister city. Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Read the communication in this issue from Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was unavoidedly crowded out last week, but will be welcome to our readers as emanating from the pen of a citizen of Arkansas City.

Read the advertisement of Allen & Braggins in this issue. These gentlemen cannot be beat in their line of business, as we can testify from experience. All needing work in their line should give them a call.

Ad. For House and Sign Painting, Decorative and Plain Paper-hanging, Frescoing, Graining, and all the branches of a first-class paint shop, go to ALLEN & BRAGGINS.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

George W. Cunningham has just received, and is now unloading, direct from the factory, a car load of warranted buggies and carriages, which he says he will sell at lower figures than ever before sold in this county.

Permission has been granted by Ordinance No. 108 to the Merchants Telephone and Telegraph Company of Kansas and Missouri, the right to construct and maintain a telephone line in the city of Arkansas City, Kansas.

It is a hard matter to beat our friend L. D. Harkleroad on stock matters. As a sample of his little pigs, he, last week, sold five head to Ira Barnett, for which he received $134.37-1/2. This would make an average of $26.87-1/2 per head. Bear this who can.

We call attention to the card of Mr. J. Nixon which appears in this issue. This gentleman has filled the responsible office of Register of Deeds for the past four years in this county, and has discharged its onerous duties with profit to his constituents and credit to himself, as well as making hosts of friends.

A Card. Winfield, Kansas, April 6th, 1883. At the solicitation of many friends, I will at the proper time announce my name to come before the County Republican Convention for nomination for re-election to the office of Register of Deeds, official duties will prevent a personal canvas. JACOB NIXON.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

A western cattle breeder reports that the greatest profit is in the first year=s growth of an animal. This is increased, but in less proportion the second year. If kept a year longer, not only is there no profit, but all the clear gain on the second year is wasted. This is a striking commentary on the advantage of early maturity.

Mr. P. T. Walton, of Burdenville, was in our city Monday last, and favored us with a call. We believe he has aspirations and is trying to see how the political zephyr will wobble.

GRAMMAR DEPARTMENT. The following pupils were neither absent nor tardy during the past month: Harry Gilstrap, James Kirkpatrick, Clyde Beck, Muta Ball, Flora Cox, Maggie Ford.

Mr. L. D. Harkleroad, of Silverdale, sold to Ira Barnett yesterday, ninety-seven head of fat cattle, which averaged 1,172 pounds each. This is undoubtedly one of the fattest bunches of cattle ever shipped from this point. Mr. Barnett left with the stock for Kansas City yesterday.

We received last Friday a very short but pleasant call from Mr. Edward Nail, of Irving, Illinois, a son-in-law of Mr. C. Sifford. Mr. Nail is in delicate health, and has come to this section hoping to be benefitted, and if the climate should prove congenial, will locate in this vicinity.

We received a pleasant call from Mr. Gear, of Muskingham County, Ohio, who is at present in the city visiting some of his old time friends and at the same time keeping a sharp look out for the advantages which Kansas possesses over the Buckeye State. We hope he will conclude to cast his lot with us.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

The First Quarterly meeting of the Arkansas City Circuit will be held at the Coburn schoolhouse April 22 and 23. Preaching Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 12 p.m. and at 4 p.m. The residing elder, Rev. T. Audis, will preach at 4 p.m. Sunday. H. S. LUNDY, Pastor.

We call the attention of our readers to the large new advertisement of our champion boot and shoe man, Al. Horn, who presides over the establishment so long and favorably known by the sign of the ABig Boot.@ As will be seen he constantly has to stock all the latest novelties in boots and shoes and we advise our people to call and see for themselves when needing anything in his line.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Cupid & Captives. MARRIED. Yesterday morning Mr. John Phillips and Miss Laura Banning were married at Wichita and came down on the noon train to their future home in this city, where they are now snugly domiciled. The Post joins with the many friends of the contracting parties in wishing them joy and prosperity without stint. Caldwell Post.

John=s old-time friends in this vicinity, the TRAVELER included, heartily join in the above.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

The Las Vegas Daily Optic has the following in regard to our townsman, Rev. James Wilson.

AProfessor Robertson has received a letter from the Rev. James Wilson, of Arkansas City, Kansas, accepting the offer made by the session of the Presbyterian Church in this city, to fill their pulpit for several weeks on trial. Mr. Wilson, who is well known by several persons residing in Las Vegas, is highly spoken of as a very talented preacher, and there is little doubt but that he will become the permanent pastor.@


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

DIED. At the residence of Geo. W. Cunningham, at 8 o=clock p.m. of Friday, April 13th, 1883, of dropsy, Anna Letitia, wife of B. C. Lent, of this city, in the 46th year of her age. The funeral was preached the following day at Mr. Cunningham=s residence at 4 o=clock p.m., after which the remains were conveyed to the Riverview Cemetery, where the last sad rites were performed in the presence of the sorrowing relatives and friends. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

The following pupils of the High School were perfect during the 8th month: Etta Barnett, Mollie Coonrod, Hannah Gilbert, Frank Gamel, Effie Gilstrap, Laura Holloway, Jessie Norton, Charley Randall, Alvan Sankey, Eliza Taylor, Lizzie Wilson, Dora Pearson, Carrie Rice, Ida Groves, Walter Pickering, Sarah Randall, Harry Shaw.

The following were imperfect: Mollie Christian, Harry Finley, Fred McLaughlin, John Kirkpatrick, Minnie McIntire, Eddie Marshall, Frank Wright, Arthur Parker, Peter Hollenbeck, Alice Lane, Robert Nipp, Fannie Peterson.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Rev. James Wilson has received an invitation from the Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, New Mexico, to spend some time with them and preach for them. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson=s health has been very much impaired by their residence in the malarial regions of the Indian Territory and we understand he intends spending the summer in Las Vegas that he may receive the benefits of the celebrated Hot Springs, near the city. We are glad to know Mrs. Wilson will remain with us for the present. Mr. Wilson has been offered permanent work within the Presbytery of Emporia and should he return in the fall, his numerous friends would be pleased to see him located at some point within striking distance of Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Obituary. DIED. At her residence in this city, on Friday last, April 12th, 1883, at 7 p.m., Rebecca, wife of our townsman, C. Mead, in the 34th year of her age, of consumption, after a lingering illness of several months. The funeral services were held at the house the following day, after which the remains were taken for interment to Brooklyn, New York, where they will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Mead and Miss Smith, an aunt of the deceased lady, who ministered to her during her last sickness, accompanied all that was mortal of their beloved relative upon its last earthly journey.

AHe giveth his beloved sleep.@


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Terpsichorean. Under the management of the ladies of our city the most enjoyable affair of the season was manipulated last Wednesday night; taking the form of a real old-time social dance and supper. The guests were present by invitation and the festivities, which commenced at 9 p.m., were prolonged until about 3 a.m., when the tired dancers dispersed to their respective homes. All who were fortunate enough to be present were loud in their praise of the ladies by whose efforts their evening=s enjoyment had been provided. The gentlemen too voted it Ajust boss,@ >cos why, all expenses were defrayed by the ladies, which was a treat indeed to the lords of creation. Ye editor takes pride in having been one of the victims of this deep laid scheme of jollity.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Killed by Indians. A gentleman who came up from Walnut Grove in the Territory this week says the report there was that one day last week two of the boys working on T 5 range were killed by Cheyenne Indians, and that all the men had left the southern line and gone to heardquarters camp. He could not give any further particulars. This range belongs to the Kansas City Cattle Company, and is about 90 miles south of this place.

Since the above was put in type, we learn from Col. Brand, who came up from there yesterday, that there was but one man killed, and not by Indians. The man whose name we did not learn was alone in camp, and seems to have been sitting down when someone came up behind him and split his head open with a hatchet. It is supposed he was murdered for money. When discovered his money and watch were both gone. The other man who was reported as having been killed was out on the range when he was taken suddenly sick, in consequence of which he turrned his horse loose, so it would go to camp, and by doing this it would cause his comrades to go out and search for him, which they did, and found him as staved above. Index.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Rose Valley Winks.

Wind! Wind!!

Mr. Shearer=s new home will soon be completed.

Corn planting, tree planting, and garden making.

Miss Minnie Wright is expected home from her visit in Winfield this week.

Miss Ella Kirkpatrick has been sick for the past few days, but is now convalescing.

The young ladies are trying to scare up a AFirst Day of May Picnic@ now--hope they will succeed.

Nothing worth writing for two weeks and I was so very sick I couldn=t write one week, so please excuse.

Our school, taught by Mr. Geo. Wright, closed last Friday with a picnic. A good time is reported, although the wind blew with a vengeance. The pupils all unite in wishing for the same teacher next winter.

The most enjoyable party of the season was that of Mr. Geo. Kirkpatrick=s about two weeks ago, even if some of the gallants and their ladies did get lost going home in the dark. Albion says it wasn=t him but the road that was lost. JETTA JAY.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Transporter Talk.

Instructions have been forwarded to the department of Dakota for the removal of Sitting Bull and his warriors, now under arrest at Ft. Randall, to Standing Rock Agency, where other Sioux are stationed.

Thirteen children were recently taken by missionaries from the Sac & Fox Agency to a private industrial school in Indiana. There are now twenty-two Indian children from that agency who are being educated in the east.

This section was again visited with an abundant shower of rain last week, which has given vegetation a splendid growing start. The grass is now sufficiently long so as to furnish stock very good grazing, especially for horses.

The principal Creek Chief notifies the Cherokees of the law passed by the last Creek council confiscating all Cherokee cattle found in the Creek Nation, but it is thought that the law will not be enforced until after the spring round-up.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

Ad. New line Lace Collars and Gloves at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. A new line of Scrap Books, Scrap Pictures, Visiting Cards, and Reward Cards at O. F. Godfrey=s.

Ad. Latest Styles lace and embroidery at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. If you want a pocket knife cheap, Kimmel & Moore=s is the place to buy it.

Ad. Hats, Caps and gents= furnishing goods of all kinds at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. A fine line of Fancy Box Paper at O. F. Godfrey=s.

Ad. Full line of Table and Pocket Cutlery just received at Kimmel & Moore=s.

Ad. Best $1 corset in the city at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. RUBBER PAINT for outside and inside is the best and most durable Paint made. We are agents for it. Kellogg & Mowry.

Ad. Pianos and organs. For the best and cheapest consult J. M. Simpson.

Ad. My Motto is to ADefy competition, give honest quantity, and the best quality for the least money.@ S. Matlack.

Ad. House Plants. Mrs. L. C. Norton has now on hand a choice selection of house plants and is constantly receiving additions from the East. Ladies are invvited to examine the same at the post office, and also the choicer varieties of plants at her residence.

Ad. Canon City Stove Coal perfectly clean and ready for Stove at the Chicago Lumber Yard.

Ad. California Canned Fruits at H. Godehard=s.

Ad. California Canned Jellies at H. Godehard=s.

Ad. Sweet Cider now on hand at H. Godehard=s.

Ad. Osage Shaft Coal for sale at the Chicago Lumber Yard.

Ad. Choice Iowa Potatoes $1.00 per bushel. Arload just received. Schiffbauer Bros.

Ad. BARD & HARRIS. The fine Real Estate Firm of Bard & Harris, of Winfield, Kansas, are Aselling@ more Real Estate than any other firm in Southern Kansas. They have now a branch offfice in Arkansas City. We respectfully solicit your patronage.


Ad. New Parlor Furniture upstairs in Peter Pearson=s upholstering department.

Ad. LOTS FOR SALE. The following described lots in the city of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, are offered for sale by Mr.

W. B. Beebe, of Cadiz, Ohio, to whom all correspondence respecting the same should be addressed.

Block 2. Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, and 16.

Block 29. Lot 17.

Block 30. Lots 1, 2, 5, 9, 15, 21, 23.

Block 32. Lots 8 and 13.

Block 60. Lot 6.

Block 65. Lot 26.

Block 68. Lot 24.

Block 72. Lots 7, 16, 20, 22.

Block 74. Lots 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28.

Block 93. Lots 3, 10, 12.

Block 97. Lots 13, 14, 24, 25.

Block 126. Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 31, 32.

Block 137. Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24.

Block 138. Lots 22, 23, 24.

Block 145. Lots 21 and 22.

Block 146. Lots 5, 6. 9, 10, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22.

Block 147. Lots 23, 24, 25, 26.

Block 148. Lots 23, 24, 27, 28.

Block 156. Lots 5 and 6.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 25, 1883.


Burden wants a mill.

There are said to be 40,000 head of horses, 60,000 mules, 1,500,000 cattle, 2,000,000 sheep, and 1,000,000 hogs in the state.

That is one hog, ttwo sheep, one and one-half cattle, three-fifths of a mule, and two-fifths of a horse to the inhabitant.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 25, 1883.

We notice that several papers are busily engaged in publishing certain charges against Agent L. J. Miles, of Osage Agency. We do not believe a word of the same, but do know that Major L. J. Miles has been in charge of the Osage Indians for a number of years past, and has to our certain knowledge, done a noble work among them.

It does seem strange that Eastern journals, who exercise strict watch over their columns in ordinary matters, seem to jump at and swallow whole the veriest trash when fired at the head of the Indian Bureau or one of its agents. A little more knowledge of the real status of affairs in the Nation would save such papers from making a false impression on their Western readers. Should any charges founded on facts or any knowledge of any dereliction of duty on the part of an agent come to our knowledge, the TRAVELER would be the first to publish the same, but until such occasion arises we prefer silence to taking up every story that malevolence and ill feeling may set on foot.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 25, 1883.

Agent Woodin Vindicated. Some few weeks since an article appeared in the St. Louis Globe Democrat reflecting upon Agent L. E. Woodin, Indian Agent of the Ponca, Otoe, and Pawnee tribes. Said article found serious faults with the Agent=s management of his charges, and also indirectly charged the traders at the various Agencies with selling liquor and tampering with the mails. The charges came from a totally irresponsible party, and carried their falsehood on their face. Knowing the facts in the case, we did not think it worth notice, and our views of the affair are sustained by the following extract taken from the Globe Democrat of a recent issue.

AA statement was recently published in several newspapers relative to the bad management of the Ponca and Pawnee Indian Agency under the management of Lewellyn Woodin. It asserted on the authority of an interpreter named Lewis Hamilton that Woodin allowed liquor to be sold to the Indians, and cheated them in the matter of provisions. Indian Commissioner Price has since called an investigation to be made which has resulted in establishing the fact that these allegations have no good foundation--also they are made by the chronic grumblers and camp followers who are always engaged in the manufacture of falsehoods to the prejudice of the Indian Bureau. We are glad of this. The Indian Bureau under Mr. Price is managed with more business ability and a higher degree of integrity than have been manifested on the average under any previous administration. Mr. Price gives more personal attention to details than most of his predecesors have given, and his prompt inquiry into the charges referred to is quite as creditable to him as the result is to his subordinate, Mr. Woodin. It may safely be asserted that no abuses in the management of the Indians will be tolerated with the knowledge and consent of Mr. Price.@


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 25, 1883.

Texas Cattle. St. Louis, April 21. A dispatch from Austin, Texas, says: AA gentleman largely interested in cattle who has just returned from an extended trip among the ranches says 95 herds of cattle, averaging 2,500 each, will be driven out of the State this spring. The entire drive is estimated at 240,000 head, against 350,000 last year. The most of the cattle will be driven to Dodge City, Kansas, and Ogallala in Nebraska. The shipments by fall are said to be overestimated, and will not probably exceed 50,000. Large herds of horses are also moving toward the market. The importation of 20,000 cattle is reported from Brownsville, Texas, a day or two ago. They are from the State of New Leon, Mexico, and 1,600 of them are already gathered and will be driven across the Rio Grande in a few days. They were purchased by Mr. Lord, a prominent stockman of Colorado, and are intended to stock his ranch in that State. The price paid was $12 per head.




Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

Show in town Monday next.

Town lots for sale by F. J. Hess.

For fire insurance go to F. J. Hess.

Odd Fellow=s dance Thursday night.

Special bargains in town lots by F. J. Hess.

Cap Rarick=s new house is alreaady enclosed.

Senator Ingalls of Winfield tomorrow. See bills.

Cal Swarts returned from his R. R. Trip last Monday.

A. A. Newman left for New York Friday last to look up Indian contracts.

J. J. Oldham is now City Marshal by appointment of the Mayor and Council.

Major Searing is adding another story to his dwelling house and otherwise improving the same.

The heaviest wind storm of the season raged last Friday night in this section of the footstool.

Herman Godehard was down sick several days last week, but we are glad to see he is now around again.





Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

Three horses were stolen from near Kaw Agency last Saturday night. See advertisement in this issue.



One brown mare pony 2 years old, bald face, with foal, fresh collar marks, one white hind leg.

One iron gray horse pony, 3 years old, no brands, saddle and collar marks.

One white horse pony branded W on left shoulder, 9 years old. Taken from Kaw Agency, Indian Territory, April 21st, 1883. $25 dollars reward will be paid for the recovery of the property or information leading to the capture of the thieves. Address W. R. SEARS, Kaw Agency, Indian Territory, or G. H. McINTIRE, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

Mr. Samuel Hoyt expects to start for Canada early next week and will probably summer in the Dominion.

H. J. Martin, one of the TRAVELER=s old standbys, is up from the Territory and visiting friends in this city.

FOUND. A colored meerschaum pipe with amber mouthpiece. Owner can have the same by paying charges.

N. W. Dressie, a prospective candidate for Register of Deeds, was in our city last week spying out the lay of the land.

Quite a considerable amount of sickness prevails around town, and bad colds are the rule rather than the exception.

Mrs. J. H. Hilliard left on the Monday afternoon train for Whicita, where she will remain several days visiting friends.

Mr. E. A. Barron=s new residence is now enclosed and work upon the same is being pushed vigorously towards construction.

T. J. Gilbert=s new residence now loometh up nobby and is one of the prominent features of the southwest portion of our city.

H. H. Arthur, of Ponca Agency, with his wife and son, arrived in the city Sunday, and returned to the Territory yesterday morning.

We are pained to hear that Mrs. E. D. Eddy has been prostrated with sickness for several days past, but hope for her a speedy return to health.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

Mr. O. P. Smith, who has the contract of building our Highland Hall, is in the city. The cut stone for the front are now being laid in position.

Messrs. Allen & Braggins are painting a large number of new signs these days, which may be seen far and wide over this section of country.

A meeting of the Directors of the Cowley County Agricultural and Horticultural Society will be held at the Courier office next Saturday at 2 p.m.

Our friend, C. Bryant, of the Central Avenue Hotel, is doing a rushing trade. Charlie understands the business and can satisfy a hungry man every time. Try him just once.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

We are in luck this week; we=ll have two dances, one in return enrollment to the ladies of Arkansas City tonight, and one by the Odd Fellows club tomorrow night.

Messrs. Holloway & Fairclo=s drug store has just escaped from the hands of Allen & Braggins and looks as elegant and tony as it is possible for artists= brush to make it.

Rev. J. J. Broadbent will preach next Sunday, April 29th, 1883, at the Theaker schoolhouse house in West Bolton. Morning services at 11 o=clock and evening at 7:30 o=clock.

Our old townsman, Manson Rexford, is now making his home in Minneapolis, where he desires us to forward the TRAVELER each week, which we shall do with much pleasure.

Rumors reach us of damage done to several dwelling houses in the vicinity of South Haven by Friday night=s storm. Several injuries were received by one or two of the inmates.

Mr. Wm. White, of Fairview Township, was in the city one day last week and paid us a pleasant call. Mr. White will be a candidate for

Register of Deeds and was just looking the ground over.

There will be regular preaching at the U. P. Church in this city at 3:30 o=clock p.m., of each Sabbath until further notice. Rev. Bicknell, of Chicago, will conduct the service.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

A. A. Davis is removing his frame building south of the Stewart Hotel and will erect, on the lot, a two-story brick, 25 x 75 feet. The old frame will be removed to Ninth Street and fitted up as a residence.

[Stewart Hotel...don=t believe they ever advertise this.]

We are under obligations to Messrs. J. H. Hilliard & Co. of the Star Livery for courtesies extended and will say that for easy riding carriages and stylish teams this stable is second to none in the southwest. Don=t take our word for it, but try them for yourselves.

The Baptist Church of this city was the recipient of a very handsome silver communion service during the past week. The present came from friends of the church at Galva, Illinois, and is duly appreciated.

DIED. At his home in Wattseon, Ohio, on April 5th, of consumption, Frank Hauser, in the 22nd year of his age. The deceased formerly resided near Flag Station in this county and has many friends there who will be grieved to hear of his untimely death.

[Flag Station, Cowley County...???]

Senator John J. Ingalls will deliver his famous lecture on Garfield at Winfield tomorrow, Thursday evening. The proceeds of the lecture will go to the benefit of the Winfield Public Library. Don=t forget, and try and help with your presence.

We call attention to the advertisement of Messrs. Canfield & Tate, which appears in this issue. These gentlemen are prepared to do all kinds of work pertaining to their business and being number one workmen, guarantee satisfaction every time.

Ad. CANFIELD & TATE. CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS. Shop on South Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

We call attention to the card of Miss Fowler=s private school in this issue. The lady comes to our city well recommended and we hope will receive the encouragement she deserves. The school, we understand, will be conducted somewhat after the Kindergarten system.

CARD. Private School. Miss Fowler desires to inform the parents of Arkansas City that she has opened up a private school, for children, in the building south of H. P. Farrar=s residence. HOURS, 8:45 TO 11:15 A.M. TERMS: $3.00 per month.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

We succeeded in ensconcing our feet under the Leland Hotel mahogany the other day and were agreeably surprised at the happy manner of R. E. Grubbs in introducing us to one of the best and most appetising menus we have enjoyed in a long while. The Leland is fast becoming one of the institutions of our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

Bolton S. P. U. At the annual meeting of the Bolton Stock Protective Union at the Bland schoolhouse, last Saturday, the following gentlemen were elected officers for the coming year: A. J. Gilbert, Captain; J. W. Patterson, 1st Lieutenant; Dick Chinn, 2nd Lieutenant; and A. Ramsey, Orderly Sergeant. This organization has done first-class work in the past, and under the gentlemen just elected its efficiency will be fully up to its record.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

That Zephyr. The wind storm of last Friday did considerable damage in various sections of the county. We learn that Vest Clark, who lives three miles south of Geuda Springs, had his dwelling, a one and a half story building, literally demolished by the wind. There were seven people asleep in the house at the time of the accident, but all of them escaped serious injury while only two were hurt at all; one young man had his nose broken and a boy=s head was slightly cut. Mr. Beach, living near the west line of the county, had his house unroofed and badly twisted by the storm. The occupants, feeling the house shake badly, had taken shelter in a dug-out and thus probably saved their lives. Another house on the north side of the river was also unroofed and badly demoralized.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

Cowley County Agricultural and Horticultural Society.

Winfield, Kansas, April 12, 1883. At the Annual meeting of the members of the Association, held at the Courthouse in this place Tuesday, the following persons were elected Directors for the ensuing year: R. B. Pratt, Fairview; Jas. F. Martin, Vernon; J. L. Hodges, Winfield; B. F. Wood, Winfield; C. M. Scott, Creswell; R. W. Stevens, Richland; Jas. B. Seinfield, Winfield; J. L. Stewart, Ninnescah; Henry Harbaugh, Pleasant Valley. A quorum of the Board being present, the following officers were then elected: President, Henry Harbaugh; Vice President, B. F. Wood; Secretary, Ed. P. Greer; Treasurer, J. W. Millspaugh. A meeting of the Board of Directors was called for Saturday, April 28, at 2 o=clock p.m., at the Courier editorial rooms. It is important that every member of the new Board should be present and qualify. ED. P. GREER, Secretary.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.

Courier Clips.

George Miller bought a steer last Monday which had three horns--two on its head and one on the side of its neck. George got up a small museum and exhibited the steer for the benefit of the poor and sick. Quite a collection was taken up.

The mail carrier on the Dexter route whom we alluded to last week as shoutingg along the road, skipped out with a hundred dollars of his employers= money. No clue can be obtained as to his whereabouts.

During the storm Friday night the lightning struck a millet stack of E. P. Young=s. It ran down through the center of the stack, setting fire to the middle of it. Mr. Young and a lot of his neighbors cut the stack in two and succeeded in stopping the fire.

The Rose Valley School closed last Friday with a big dinner sandwiched with literary exercises and a general good time. After the speaking the teacher, Mr. George Wright, was presented with a mammoth cake, a gift from his scholars. This was a fitting testimonial to Mr. Wright=s faithful and efficient work.

DIED. Mrs. Evan Shriver, living in Sheridan Township, was instantly killed by lightning last Thursday morning about nine o=clock. She was working in the garden at the time. A few minutes before the flash, a neighbor woman saw her standing in the garden. Looking again, she saw Mrs. Shriver lying on the ground with smoke rising from her clothing. She ran over with a pan of water, and soon by her screams brought the men from the field. When they arrived the clothes were nearly all burned off. An examination disclosed a spot on the right side of her head where the skin was discolored, and also on the inside of the ankle. Mrs. Shriver was wearing at the time a pair of fine steel spectacles. One side was missing entirely and the remaining fragments were thrown some distance from where she fell.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 25, 1883.



Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before R. A. Goodrich, Notary Public, at Maple City, Kansas, on Thursday, May 31st, 1883, viz. Ethelbert D. Taylor, of Cowley County, Kansas, for the s. W. 1/4, sec. 25, tp 24, s. R. 6 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz: M. Authis and A. Bell, of Maple City, Cowley County, Kansas, and James Ramsey and L. Y. Wells, of Otto, Cowley County, Kansas.

R. L. WALKER, Register.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 2, 1883.

Secretary Teller has given notice to all parties concerned that no more fences must be built on, or for enclosing government lands, and that wherever built no citizen shall respect them as enclosures.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 2, 1883.

Beef for the Redskins. New York, April 26. The contracts for supplying the Indian agencies with cattle was awarded today as follows: Lower Browle, A. S. Sykes, cows and heifers, $37; bulls, $60. Cheyenne River, A. S. Sykes, cows and heifers, $37; bulls, $60. Standing Rock, T. C. Power, cows and heifers, $37. Rosebud, R. M. Powers, cows and heifers, and bulls, $39.85. Crow Creek, A. S. Sykes, cows and heifers, $37; bulls, $60. Pine Ridge, R. M. Powers, cows and heifers, $32.75. Cheyenne and Arapahoes, M. Montgomery, cows and heifers, $37.50; bulls, $98. Kiowa, P. Montgomery, cows and heifers, $37.50; bulls, $98.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 2, 1883.


There will be sold at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, at the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, Indian Territory, on Saturday, the 26th day of May next. SIX MULES. Sale to commence at 1 o=clock P. M.

Kiowa & Comanche & Wichita Agency, Indian Territory, April 21st, 1883. P. B. HUNT, U. S. Indian Agent.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

WE PRINT Bills, Cards, Blanks, Tickets, Posters, Receipts, Programs, Bill Heads, Pamphlets, Statements, Note Heads, Letter Heads, Visiting Cards, Funeral Notices, Wedding Invitations. And anything else commonly done in a printing office. Call and see our samples and learn our prices.

T. J. Gilbert=s new house is now ready for the plasterers.

Social at Mrs. R. E. Grubbs= residence this Wednesday evening.

The acreage of wheat this year in Kansas is 1,410,011 acres.

Miss Jennie Lorry, of Winfield, paid our city a visit last week.

The foundation for N. T. Snyder=s new house is just completed.

Judge Bonsall returned last week from Topeka, where he has been attending U. S. Court.

We were pleased to meet Mr. W. McCague, of Kaw Agency, in ourr city Monday last.

Our enterprising real estate agent, Mr. Frank Hess, sold 103 town lots and two farms last week.

Miss Etta Robinson spent several days of last week in the city visiting Mrs. Wm. Benedict.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

Our old-time friend, Tom Finney, of Kaw Agency, ws in the city Monday and took in the circus.

Bolton broke loose with a couple more dances last week. One at Jacob Succittus [?] and the other nearby. [LAST NAME...???]

The Osage council meets Monday, May 7th, to act on leasing ranges in the Osage Nation and other matters.

Rev. Fleming is putting up a handsome picket fence in front of his residence just north of the church.

Prof. C. T. Atkinson intends to remove to Washington Territory, and engage in the practice of his profession--the law.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

An old friend, E. K. Green, of Pleasant Valley, was in the city yesterday, and entertained us with a few moments of social chat.

W. J. Pollock was in our city last week. We understand the gentleman intends embarking in the stock business in this vicinity.

During the Creek troubles, the name of Spieche was prominent and it was generally pronounced Speck. The Indians call him Spi-e-chee.

There is no mistaking C. M. Scott=s cattle, as they all bear the name of their owner on their sides, with the exception of one letter, Thus, S C O T.

Tom Gilbert was in to see the circus Monday, and took us over his new residence now in course of erection. We do not wish to flatter the gentleman.

Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Eddy are absent visiting relatives and friends at Leavenworth, Kansas. We trust the lady=s health may be benefited by the change.

The Winfield Shot Gun Club invited the Arkansas City club to shoot glass balls with them, and our boys went up and got left the first time and won the last.

Free soda water was all the rage last week at Messrs. O. F. Godfrey=s and Shepard & Maxwell=s. These gentlemen were the first on hand with summer drinks.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

L. D. W. Busheyhead, principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, issued a call for a special meeting of the National Council, to be held at Tahlequah on Monday, April 30th, 1883.

The Ladies of the First Presbyterian Church will hold their usual semi-monthly social at the residence of Mrs. R. E. Grubbs this evening. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

It is said that the Oil Company will brand their stock O I L on the side. Everybody will know who it belongs to. But it occurs to us that this is Moffits & Co.=s brand at Kiowa, Kansas.

Dr. Duncan, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will preach in the U. P. Church, of this city, on the second and third Sundays of May. Services both morrning and evening at the usual hour.

LOST. On the road south of Shoo Fly, between A. J. Gilbert=s and three miles west and one mile north to W. Lorry=s, a wagon tire. Finder will confer a favor by notifying. F. LORRY.

Mr. G. W. Childers is putting on a story and a half addition, 14 x 22 feet, to his residence in the northwest part of town and will also put up a neat fence, paint, and otherwise improve the same.

We were pleased to receive a call from Dr. R. E. Bird, of Kaw Agency, yesterday. The Dr. has been back home with his friends for some time on account of sickness, and we were truly glad to see him return to his post in the enjoyment of health.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

The I. O. O. F. 64th Anniversary in America was celebrated in this city last Thursday evening by a ball and supper and was attended by a large number of the Order and their families. An enjoyable time was had, so says our reporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

We call attention to the advertisement of our real estate man, Mr. Hess, who offers for sale a choice list of farms and city property. Frank is one of our leading businessmen and by his pluck and energy, has built up a business second to none in the county, and we can unhesitatingly endorse him as a fair and square businessman and whatever business is entrusted to him will receive prompt attention.


F. J. HESS, Land and Insurance Agent. Deeds Drawn and Acknowledged; Abstracts Furnished; Taxes Paid and Collections made; Insurance Written in Leading Companies. A Choice List of Farm and City Property Always on hand. Lands Shown Free. No Hotel Loafers to Button-hole Strangers. Reference. Anybody from Mayorr down to the Boot-black.

FARMS. No. 39. 150 acres, 4 miles n e of Arkansas City; two good houses, good frame barn, hedged and cross-hedged, 10 acres used for pasture, with well and running water; good well at house, all kinds fruit trees, small fruits, 100 acres under cultivation, no waste land, 1/4 mile to school house, one mile to mill. Price, $4,700.

No. 30. 80 acres on State line, 5-1/2 miles S.E. of Arkansas City, good range in Territory for cattle or sheep, good new house, frame stable and carriage house, two wells, one at house and one at stable, good stone fence, corral, peach and apple trees. Price, $4,700, terms to suit purchaser.

No. 48. 360 A. In South Bend. 160 A first bottom land under cultivation, 150 A of grass land for stock, two houses, a large new stone stable, with corrn crib and buggy shed. 5 acres under 5 foot stone fence for hay corrral, two good never failing springs, apple, peach, pear, cherry, and quince trees. 100 peach trees have been bearing for the last four years, grist and saw mill within 2 miles, church 2 mile, Winfield 9 miles, Arkansas City 6 miles. Price $8,000, paid on time.


No. 1. 1-1/2 story frame house, 14 x 24, 4 rooms and good cellar. 100 feet east front, 132 south front, shade trees, 3 blocks from P. O. Price $700.

No. 3. Good two story and one story el frame, 5 roomed house, large stable, 120 feet east front, 132 feet south front. Large shade trees, 132 feet stone sidewalk along south sides, 2 squares from P. O. Price $1,100, part on time.

No. 9. A 2 story 5 roomed house, good new stable, frame kitchen and wood-house cellar, cistern and hydrant. 100 feet east front, 132 feet north front, new picket fence on east and north, shade trees, fruit trees, grapevines and arbor. This property is is in one of the best locations in the city. Price $2,300.

No. 11. A good store building on west Summit Street, good location, rents for $48 per month. Price $2,000.

No. 12. A good brick store building, 25 x 75. Price $2,000.

To Parties Desiring to Build, SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS WILL BE MADE ON TOWN LOTS. Lots sold on time to those who are short of funds.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

The ball at McLaughlin=s Hall on Wednesday evening last was participated in by a large number of invited guests, and it is almost unnecessary to say that a truly enjoyable time was the result. The festivities were kept up >till about three o=clock a.m., at which hour the most enthusiastic disciples of Terpsichore were nothing loth to seek repose. We hope this may be the forerunner of many such social gatherings.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

Battist, interpreter of the Pawnee tribe, was in town Monday. Also Russell Pappan and Ed. Matthews, U. S. Deputy Marhal. Mr. Matthews went west looking after the Osage poines that were stolen.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

Tell W. Walton has severed his connection with the Caldwell Post, and the new proprietor, H. S. Lane, took charge of the office last Monday. We wish the retiring as well as the incoming editor success in the future.

The Courier says Indians frighten horses and make them smash up buggies. Also that the great cattle man, Geo. Miller, has gone into the show business, and is exhibiting a three-horned steer. And that Major Crowell has been nosing around.

Caldwell=s city dads have put a tax of $5.00 on all female dogs and $2.00 on all male dogs that are kept in that town, and the marshal is instructed to shoot all dogs upon which this tax is not paid by May 1st. We would suggest that our council might do well to follow their example.

We omittted to mention the departure of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Baker for Chicago last week. Mr. Baker has secured an appointment upon the staff of a German paper, and while we regret the circumstances that take the young couple from amongst us, yet hope that they may prosper in their new home.

The judgment which has been standing on Judge Bonsall=s docket for the last two years in favor of James A. Loomis and against James H. Griffith, M. D., for $95.00 and costs with interest thereon was last week collected by O. H. Rarick, a special constable, upon the execution issued in the case.

Last Saturday morning Mrs. P. P. Holer, of Caldwell, attempted to refill a gasoline oil stove without putting out the fire. The result was an explosion. Mrs. Holer=s clothing caught fire, and in spite of the efforts made by those who came to her assistance, burned her so badly that she died Saturday evening. A small child was severely burned also.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

A serious prairie fire started just east of town Friday last, and swept north, doing considerable damage. H. O. Meigs lost his sheep shed. Julius Reuter his stable, pig-pen, cow, and a number of pigs, and Messrs. Coulson and Darrough a lot of corn, corral, sheds, trees, etc. The fire swept on north, crossing the railroad east of Harper, and what other damage it did we are not informed. Anthony Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

The familiar face of W. H. Nelson on our streets last week revived recollections of old times. He was one of the early residents of Cowley, but for some time has been superintendent at the Nez Perce Agency, Indian Territory. He reports that a small party of the tribe will return this spring to their Idaho reservation. Chief Joseph, Yellow Bear, Yellow Bull, and other chiefs known to the country are well and apparently contented. Telegram.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

Among the laws passed at the last session of the legislature is one requiring the County Commissioners to appoint a county sheep inspector whenever five or more sheep owners of the county notify them

in writing that there are diseased sheep within the county. The inspector must be recommended by the petitioners. Here is an opportunity for Cowley sheep men to rid the county of scab and other sheep diseases, as this statute provides that the inspector shall take radical steps to abate the disease.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

INDIAN PONIES STOLEN. On Tuesday, April 24th, three white men, heavily armed, drove off from near the mouth of Gray Horse Creek, near the Pawnee crossing of the Arkansas River, fifty head of ponies, mostly belonging to ABlack Bear,@ the great medicine man of the Osage tribe, who was absent at the time visiting a neighboring band. After crossing the Arkansas they were joined by three more men, and the six drove the stock west, up the Black Bear Creek, cutting the wire at McLellan=s pasture, and driving through. A band of about twenty full blood Osages followed them, but being without any interpreter or any leave of absence, came back to notify the Agent. On the way several ponies got away and came back, and the young colts that were not able to follow were shot down and left.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

Rose Valley Winks.

Corn is coming up. The wheat fields still look sickly.

Sick List: Mr. Guyer, Mrs. Hawkins, and Alvan Sankey.

The wind caused some real estate to change hands last week.

We now have an extra good Sabbath school at the Barker schoolhouse. JETTA JAY.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

STOLEN. On Tuesday, April 24th, three white men drove off from the Osage Reserve, 50 head of Indian ponies, unbranded, and with them four large mules, brand O S on hip and H on the jaw. They passed through McLeland=s pasture, on Black Bear Creek, and then headed toward Caldwell. They shot the colts following the mares, on the way. Among the number were several spotted and white ponies. Any information should be sent to C. M. SCOTT, Arkansas City, Kansas, or L. J. MILES, Osage Agency, Indian Territory.




Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

From the Caldwell Post.

Mr. Hassard, of the old sheep firm of Hassard Bros., came in from the lower country Monday, and is shaking hands with old friends.

The supreme court of the state has decided that Sedgwick County has no herd law. Her citizens thought they had but it was a mistake.

Joe McDonald went down into a well at Wellington Monday afternoon at half past one o=clock to clean it out and had been in it but a few moments when it began caving in on him from near the bottom. Before he could get out the entire wall caved in and buried him under twenty-five feet of stone and earth. The alarm was given and men went to work to get the body of the man out. By three o=clock they had the stones cleared away several feet down, and he began telling them to work easily, etc. At six o=clock he was taken out, and was but slightly bruised. It was a wonderful escape from a frightful death.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

Arkansas City Markets.

The following table shows the market prices of the articles named today, March 20th, 1883: Wheat per bushel, $.92 @ $1.00; Corn per bushel, $.30 @ $.33; Oats per bushel, $.32; Irish potatoes per bushel, $1.00 @ $1.40; Sweet potatoes per bushel, $2.50 @ $3.00; APatent@ flour per cwt., $3.65; Flour XXXX per cwt.; $3.10; Flour XXX per cst., $2.85; Bran, $.70; Hay per ton, $4.00; Hogs, gross, $5.00 @ $5.55; Cattle, butchers, gross, $2.50 @ $2.79; Sheep, butchers, gross, $2.50;

Dry hides, per lb.; $.06 @ $.11; Green hides, per lb., $.04 @ $.06;

Bacon, per lb., $.13 @ $.15; Lard, per lb., $.13 @ $.15; Butter, per lb., $.25; Eggs, per dozen, $.10 @ $.15; Apples, green, per bushel, $1.40 @ $1.50; Onions, per bushel, $1.25.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

Ad. BOARDERS WANTED. At a private residence, either with or without rooms. Inquire of Mrs. A. Dunn.

Ad. WALL PAPER. We are the only house in the city carrying wall paper in stock. A large stock to select from and paper trimmings without extra cost. Call and see us. Kellogg & Mowry.

Ad. Schiffbauer Bros. want all the stone masons they can get, good wages paid. Board $3.00 per week. Long job. Call on or address them for particulars.

Ad. Sixteen head of cattle for sale by R. L. Balyeat.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 9, 1883.

NOTICE IN ATTACHMENT. Albert A. Newman and Wyard E. Gooch, partners, doing business under the firm name of A. A. Newman & Co., Plaintiffs, versus W. H. Brown, Jr., Defendant. Before I. H. Bonsall, Justice of the Peace, of Creswell Township in Cowley County, Kansas.

Said Defendant is hereby notified that on the 4th day of May,

A. D. 1883, an order of attachment for the sum of Nine and sixty-three one hundredths dollars ($9.63-100) was issued by the above named Justice of the Peace against his goods, in the above entitled action; and that said cause will be heard on the 7th day of June, 1883, at 9 o=clock a.m. A. A. NEWMAN & CO., Plaintiffs. I. H. BONSALL, Justice of the Peace.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

Wheat is heading out. Decoration Day May 30th. Winfield has had a burglary. Go to the lecture Friday evening.

A contract for the Winfield Water Works has been let.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

Read the list of strays which are published elsewhere in this week=s issue.

Article referred to:

The Osages take up and advertise stray horses now instead of selling them. Following is a list they will sell by June.

One sorrel mare, 14 hands high, three years old, brands H T connected on left hip and shoulder, white star on forehead, white stripe on nose.

One gray horse pony, 5 years old, 15 hands high, shod in front, collar marks, no brands.

One sorrel stud pony, 13 hands high, 2 years old, both hind feet white, no brands.

One gray horse pony, flea bitten; branded T H G on left hip, 9 or 10 years old, 15 hands high.

One bay mare, 5 or 6 years old, branded A, with half circle over top, on right and left shoulders, 13 hands high.

One brown mare, 4 years old, 13 hands high, braned P on right and left shouders and left hind leg.

One roan horse, 4 years old, 13 hands high, with mane and tail bobbed, no brands.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

Allen & Braggins painted five new signs to go to Geuda Springs last week.

Some of the sheepmen have been shearing, now that winter has broken.

Ira Barnett shipped a car load of fat hogs to Kansas City yesterday morning.

Quite a large number of our people took in the Geuda Springs lastt Sunday.

John Myrtle has a C C bay mare in his herd that the owner better call for.

Shelden & Speers have secured one of the store rooms under the Highland Hall.

Grass is good, and the prospect for a good crop of all kinds of cereals is very favorable.

J. L. Huey is putting another story to his residence and otherwise improving the same.

Mr. Boyd, of Galva, Illinois, has been in our city several days visiting his relatives, Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Ayres.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

W. J. Pollock, formerly U. S. Indian Inspector, is trying to lease the Nez Perce reserve for stock grazing.

We understand that Mr. James Hill has disposed of his interest in the gravel contract to Messrs. Searing & Mead.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

The Indian school building south of town is progressing O.K., the joists of the second floor being now in position.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell, of Geuda Springs, was in the city on Monday last on his way to Winfield, where he goes a courting.

T. H. McLaughlin will put the second story on his store building as soon as practicable. The contract is let to Mr. Smith.

Parties having stray stock of any kind can have the same mentioned free of charge if they will send us the descriptions.

From a private letter we are glad to learn Mrs. I. H. Bonsall is rapidly gaining her health, and will return to the city shortly.

Mr. Ed. Grady=s new residence just south of E. D. Eddy=s, is looming up in good shape and will be completed at the earliest possible date.

It is not too late to sow sorghum seed yet, and it is one of the best crops that can be grown for stock, especially young stock during winter.

We are under obligations to Messrs. Hilliard & Thompson, of the Star Livery Stables, for a very pleasant jaunt into the country last Saturday.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

MARRIED. In this city on Monday last by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at his residence, Mr. Michael Murray to Miss Ida Henry, both of this county.

Mr. C. E. Snyder and family left yesterday for Shelby County, Illinois, where they intend to make a visit of several weeks among former friends.

The ponies stolen from the Osages April 24th passed Pond Creek Ranch, thirty miles below Caldwell, April 26th, going towards Cantonment.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

The Editorial convention is in session at Winfield today and will wind up by a ball this evening after which many of the AEds.@ will excurt to Mexico.

Mr. S. Matlack and W. D. Bishop left for the Pawnee Agency last week. The latter gentleman will take charge of the trader=s store at the above named place.

We learn from a letter written from Hiawatha, Kansas, by Mr. L. Finley to one of our citizens that he and his family are well pleased with their new home.

John argues that, AIf a two-wheeled vehicle is a bicycle and a three-wheeled a tricycle, a one wheeled ought to be an icicle.@ But it isn=t: its a wheelbarrow.

The new fence in front of Rev. S. B. Fleming=s residence is a decided improvement to the appearance of the property and we congratulate the gentleman upon the same.

Mr. J. W. Curns, of the firm of Curns & Manser, real estate and loan brokers, of Winfield, was in the city on business Monday.

It is the general verdict of the farmers in this vicinity that the wheat will be very short in the straw, but if the needed rains are forthcoming there is no doubt of a fair if not average crop.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reed, of this city, on Saturday, May 5th, 1883, a daughter. The mother and babe are doing well, and Sam bears the paternal honors as well as could be expected.

Mr. call attention to the advertisement of town lots in the Leonard Addition for sale, by Messrs. Green & Snyder, which appears in this issue. These lots are 50 x 131 feet and are situated in one of the most desirable parts of town.

Ad. 100 LOTS 50 X 131 FEET FOR SALE IN LEONARDS AND CANAL ADDITION. These lots will be sold on time to parties wishing to build. Prices $25 to $10 a lot, giving purchaser the choice of location. This addition will soon be supplied with the water works, saving all expense of digging wells. GREEN & SNYDER.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

T. R. Houghton comes to the front this week with a new advertisement in which he announces that he has in stock a large assortment of dusters, summer robes, fly nets, etc., and everything else in summer goods in his line.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

Reports come to us from various quarters of rabid dogs at large. In Pleasant Valley last week Ed. Chapin had a dog and Mr. Anderson a cow bitten by a strange dog and both the bitten animals gave signs of rabies and have been killed.

The Central Drug Store has just escaped artistic treatment at the hands of Allen & Braggins and consequently looms up in all the attractiveness of paint and paper hanging which now makes this the equal of our many fine stores. Messrs. Shepard & Maxwell will always be found in the front rank anyhow.

Our old-time friend, Mr. A. H. Broadwell, bought Frank J. Hess= Pleasant Valley farm for $1,850. Mr. Broadwell now has one of the finest farms in Pleasant Valley and is making big improvements. He has built a large stone stable and intends to fence the north half with a good stone fence, besides making other valuable improvements.

Messrs. Allen & Braggins are the most busy men around town just now. They are now painting residences or stores for the following gentlemen: Messrs. Barrett, Pearson, Rarick, Holloway & Fairclo, Grady, Canfield, J. Hill, Lugin, Stanton, Barron, T. J. Gilbert, and H. Godehard, to say nothing of lots of paperhaning, kalso mining, etc.

A desperate fight between a posse of Texas farmers and three horse thieves, in the lower part of the Indian Territory near Darlington, Wednesday, inst., resulted in the killing of one of the thieves named Fleming and the mortal wounding of another and the capture of the third. The dead desperado was left on the prairie and the other two were taken back to Texas where the captured horses had been stolen.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

Mr. Smith, who has the contract for our Hall, we understand has completed a contract with Mr. Green, of South Bend, to put up buildings that will foot up in the neighborhood of $14,000. Good.

Messrs. L. C. Norton and Ira Barnett last week purchased of Messrs. Burress and Lewis about $12,000 worth of stock and are now holding the same upon the ranch lately occupied by the latter named gentlemen.

The last gravel train for the present pulled out of Arkansas City last Sunday. We had hoped to see the gravel train a permanent institution as the supply of gravel is first class in quality and almost inexhaustible in quantity.

NOTICE. There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Arkansas City Water Power Co., at the Cowley County Bank, June 1st, 1883, at the hour of 7:30 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of electing officers. JAMES HILL, President.

Hon. A. J. Pyburn has rented a house in the city and will shortly remove here with his wife and family. The gentleman intends to engage in the practice of the law and we are glad to welcome him back to the professional ranks of our city.

We received a pleasant call on Saturday of last week from Mr. Howe, manager of the Winfield creamery.

BIRTH. We wondered what it was that made Jim Penton step around so lively in town last Saturday, but when he whispered it was a girl, weighed 11 pounds, and came that morning, all became clear as mud and we congratulated him in the most impressive style of the art.

STRAYS. TAKEN UP by the undersigned, May 5th, 1883, eight head of cattle of which seven head are steers and one cow. All branded on right side S C and bar underneath. Brand fresh. AL. MOWRY, Bolton Township.

Mike Harkins returned to this city last week from Missouri, where he has been investing in mules, forty-eight of which animals he drove into town. He reports stock of all kinds as fetching high prices in Missouri, but says horses and mules are exceptionally high, being even higher than they were at the close of the war.

It seems a little strange to hear of Texas men coming north to buy cattle, yet such is the case this season. W. P. Ewing informs us that numbers of Texas men were in the western part of the Territory buying cattle to drive to Texas, and paying as high as $25 per head for Arkansas yearlings. Cresset.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

Courier Clips.

Senator Hackney has finished his new office and handsomely carpeted and furnished it.

The Boggs place in Pleasant Valley Township was sold Tuesday by the administrator, to Chas. Thomas for thirty-two hundred dollars.

Trustee Wells, of Dexter, brought in his returns Friday. They show an increase of personal property of twenty thousand dollars and in population of twenty-five.

Mr. J. B. Hagin, of Cambridge, Illinois, father of Mrs. John Cairns, was visiting with Rev. J. Cairns last week. He went to Arkansas City this week to visit a daughter there.

Bliss & Wood=s warehouse near the railroad switch went down Tuesday with a hundred and eighty thousand pounds of flour. About two tons were a dead loss.

In these times of bargains every citizen should keep his shooting irons handy, and whenever a prowler puts in an appearance, let him have a dose in the most effective spot. Persons should see that they are awake before they shoot, otherwise their aim might not be effectual.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

Decoration Day - G. A. R. In Obedience to General orders No. 10 from Department Head Quarters of Kansas Grand army of the republic, Winfield Post No. 85 will observe Decoration Day, Wednesday, May 30, 1883, commencing at 10 o=clock sharp. An earnest and cordial invitation is extended to the officers and members of the Arkansas City, Dexter, and Burden Posts, as well as all old soldiers of the county to be present and assist in decorating the gbraves of our deceased comarades. By order of the Post, T. H. Soward, J. S. Hunt, Jacob Nixon, W. P. Hackney, and Wm. White, Committee on invitation.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

An Event. AWhosoever tooteth not his own horn in no wise shall it be tooted,@ hence it is with pride we call attention to AA Memorial to the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America,@ in reference to the return of the Nez Perce Indians to their Idaho homes, which was last week turned out of the TRAVELER job room. It is an elegantly printed and well gotten up pamphlet of twenty pages, and although the first work of the kind ever done in the city, if we do say it, will compare favorable with work done anywhere in the States. There were over two hundred of them printed, nearly all of which will be distributed at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, held at Saratoga, New York, on the 17th inst. We have spared no pains or expense in fitting up our job rooms with the latest styles of type and material, and of our ability to turn out thoroughly first-class work, the pamphlet above referred to is a witness.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883. [From New York Sun.]

The Cherokee Indians. William P. Ross, the present chief of the Cherokee Indians, is a graduate of an Eastern college, remarkable for intelligence and culture, and a fine orator. The tribe occupies a reservation of 4,000,000 acres, bounded on the north and east by Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. The Cherokees of pure and mixed blood number 20,336, about one-half of which speak the English language, the only language taught in the schools. In the entire male population there are but sixty whose occupation is given in the last census as hunters and five fishermen, the great majority being farmers. There are 107 schools supported by the nation, a male and female seminary for advanced pupils, and an orphan asylum. There is a regularly constituted government and an adequate administration of justice. In short, the Cherokee nation is not to be distinguished from a frontier State, except in the character of its inhabitants, their relation to the general Government, and their system of holding the land in com-

mon, which affords an interesting example of practical communism.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

Railroad Meeting. In accordance with notice duly given a number of our citizens gathered at McLaughlin=s Hall last Monday evening to talk over railroad matters in general, and to take the necessary steps towards securing an east and west railroad to this point in particular. The meeting was called to order and T. H. McLaughlin was called to take the Chair, and N. T. Snyder to act as Secretary of the meeting. About the first thing brought before the attention of the meeting was a proposition from Winfield stating what they desired in order to enable them to work with us in securing county bonds in aid of an eastern road. The proposition, which was signed by several leading citizens of Winfield, was in substance as follows.

AThat Winfield would do all in her power to aid us in working for said road and in securing county bonds in aid of the enterprise, provided that said road should enter the county in the vicinity of Cedarvale, then running on the most practicable route to WINFIELD from there to GEUDA SPRINGS and then to Arkansas City.@

This proposition was received with tremendous cheers, but after quite a lengthy talk, failing to elicit whether it was submitted as a joke or in sober earnest, it was unanimously resolved by the meeting that it be tabled. Mr. A. A. Newman then submitted a resolution in substance as follows.

Resolved. That the citizens of Arkansas City would pledge themselves to do all in their power to secure county aid in bonds to a railroad which would enter the county from the east in the vicinity of Cedarvale, thence proceed towards Dexter, near which, and at a point equi-distant from Winfield and Arkansas City, the road should divide into two branches, one of which should go to each town, both towns to be named as temporary terminal points, and the further westward course of the road, whether from Winfield or Arkansas City, to be decided by the interests of the road as developed in the future.

The resolution was unanimously adopted by the meeting, and Messrs. James Hill and Wm. P. Sleeth were appointed as a committee to lay the same before the citizens of Winfield at an early day. It was further taken as the sentiment of the meeting that no time be lost in prosecuting the matter towards securing an east and west railroad, and the two gentlemen last named were delegated to see that all steps necessary to be taken, with this end in view, be promptly attended to. The meeting also authorized a per centum of the money subscribed for a preliminary survey to be appropriated for the payment of the incidental expenses of the committee. The meeting adjourned after being in session about two hours.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 16, 1883.

KANSAS NEWS. Some enterprising citizen is going to plant a crop of oysters in the salt water at Geuda Springs, according to the Democrat.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 16, 1883.

District Court is in session, Judge Torrance presiding.

The case of the State vs. Frank Manny for violation of the prohibitory liquor law was on trial the greater part of last week.


The jury disagreed, consequently the case will have to be tried over at this or some subsequent term.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 16, 1883.

The Grass Leases. On Monday, the 30th ult., was made the first payment on the grass leases recently made by the Cheyennes and Arapahoes. The payment, amounting to $6,500, was made by Wm. E. Malaley [? NOT SURE OF LAST NAME ?], in behalf of the lessees, and was unanimously accepted by the Indians in council, who, after receipting for the same, requested that it be placed to their credit at the Emporia National Bank as they wished the lease money to accumulate in a larger sum before making a division among themselves. The council was the largest ever held by these tribes--the commissary being crowded and jammed by the Indians in attendance. They signified themselves to be well pleased with the bargain they had made to graze their lands, and made a formal request to the post commander and their Agent to unite in ejecting all intruders occupying or encroaching upon the ranges leased, and to give the lessees full possession. It is conceded by men high in Indian circles that these tribes have secured a valuable source of revenue by these leases, which provide them with a yearly income of over sixty thousand dollars. Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 16, 1883.

State News. An artesian well is being bored at Smith Center.

McPherson is to have water works.

Recent decisions of the Supreme Court have put the holders of tax titles in a great flutter.

Southern Kansas is rejoicing in the prospect of a bounteous fruit crop this season.

The Enterprise claims that Burden is the metropolis of eastern Cowley.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 16, 1883.

The Last of its Race. One of the attractions of this reservation is George Bent=s buffalo, which for the past five years or more has been with his herd of cattle. The animal was captured while a calf some six years ago near Camp Supply by Wm. Frass, who brought it down and presented it to George Bent=s daughter, Ada. It has been ever since a prominent object in the herd, and now is a solitary specimen of its kind, which some years ago covered this country by the tens of thousands. The Indians take great interest in the unwieldy brute, and show it to their children as a specimen of the animal which but a short time ago was their main dependence for subsistence. On account of this association, George would not sell the buffalo cow at any price. The animal is handled the same as the rest of the cattle, and is perfectly familiar with men on horseback--but at times it becomes pugnacious, and will not allow a wheeled vehicle to approach. Transporter.






Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 16, 1883.



Sealed proposals in triplicate, endorsed AProposals@ for the erection of addition to the Sac and Fox and Absentee Shawnee School Building at this Agency in accordance with plans and specifications on file at this Agency, and also in the offices of the Saint Louis Globe Democrat, Kansas City Journal, Wichita Eagle, and Arkansas City Traveler, will be received at this Agency until 12 o=clock, Monday, June 4th, 1883.

Contracts will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders, subject to the approval of the Department of the Interior.

Proposals must state length of time required for completion of buildings after approval of contract, and must be accompanied by a certified check upon some United States depository, payable to the order of the undersigned, for at least five (5) percent of the amount of the proposal, which check shall be forfeited to the United States in case any bidder receiving the award shall fail to execute promptly a contract with good and sufficient sureties, according to the terms of his bid, otherwise to be returned to the bidder.

The Shawneetown building to be two story frame, 100 x 38 feet. The Sac and Fox buildings to be of brick, or stone, one 22 x 25 feet, one story, the other 48 x 36, two stories and basement.

The right to reject any and all bids is hereby reserved.

For further information address the undersigned at Sac and Fox Agency, Indian Territory.

JACOB V. CARTER, U. S. Indian Agenc.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

Presbyterian Social at Dr. Kellogg=s this evening.

The new tariff on foreign wool takes effect July 1, 1883.

T. H. McLaughlin is putting another story to his store house.

Howard Bros. received a car load of barbed wire on Monday last.

Burglaries continue in Winfield so say the Courier and Telegram.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

New buildings, business, and residences continue to go up on every hand and still the demand for houses is not supplied.

The contract for building the bridge across the Arkansas River west of the city has been let and the work commenced.

Miss Mary Majors, of Winfield, has been in the city for several days past visiting her many friends.

Jerry Adams and John Ware, who for several weeks past have been visiting relatives and friends in Texas, returned to the city on Sunday last.

Lafe Merritt, of the Cheyenne Transporter, has been in the city for several days past upon business connected with the above named paper. He returned to the Territory this morning.

Frank Schiffbauer=s horse, which was supposed to have been stolen from his stable on the night of the 8th inst., was found running loose in a wheat field between this city and Winfield.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

Last week we enjoyed a drive over the old Silverdale road, some eight miles east of the city. If anyone is impressed with the belief that Cowley is not improving, let him take a trip into the country; new farms, farm houses, barns, fences, and all manner of farm improvements of a substantial and valuable character are to be seen on every hand.

The Ladies of the Baptist Church will hold an Ice Cream and Cake Festival at the Central Avenue Hotel this evening commencing at 8 o=clock. The Mayor and Common Council are especially invited to be present, as a table for their accommodation will be ornamented with an emblematical cake representing____. A cordial invitation is extended to everybody to attend. [HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ____ IMPLIES!]

DIED. At his residence in Bolton Township, on Thursday, May 10th, 1883, Gilbert Shnee, aged 71 years. The funeral took place at the family residence under the auspices of the I. O. O. F., of which order he was an honored member. Mr. Shnee was one of the pioneers of Cowley County, and by his industry and frugality had made himself and family a pleasant home. We extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy in this their sore affliction.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

DIED. We learn from the Winfield Courier that Col. John Quarrels died in that city last Thursday, the 8th inst. Quarrels was well advanced in years, and although in the early period of his life he was blessed with a comfortable living, his later years were passed in penury and want. He was more than an ordinary man of ability, and at one time was speaker of the House of Representatives of Kentucky, his native State. His nature was warm and generous to a fault. Peace to his ashes.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

The fifty head of ponies stolen from the Osages April 24th by Dick Vanderbourg, Wm. Simms, and Bob Allesey, were overtaken at Stafford, Kansas, on May 10th by Deputy Marshal Ed. Matthews and taken without a shot. They were stopping at a hotel and were awakened one at a time when the officers presented shot guns and pistols to their heads and they threw up their hands. It is said the men worked for a cattleman, below this point, all winter, by the name of Crutchfield. The Osages gave $250 per head for the capture of the thieves and one-half of the stolen property.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

DIED. In this city, May 7th, 1883, Mrs. Amanda Bailey, wife of Mr. Bailey, who recently moved from the north part of the county, to the Mitchell farm adjoining the city on the north. Mrs. Bailey was about 37 years of age; had been an honored member of the Baptist Church for ten years. She had been an invalid for five years, but bore her suffering with a good degree of Christian patience. She was a kind wife, an affectionate mother, a good neighbor, and a child of God. She leaves a devoted husband and two little boys to mourn the loss of the one who was ever to share the toils and join in the blessings of a happy home. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. W. Bicknell of the Standard, of Chicago, at the residence of the deceased May 9, at two o=clock p.m., after which the body was given a Christian burial in the cemetery northwest of town. And so sleeps Athe dead that lie in the Lord.@


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

We were pleased to meet in this city, last week, Mr. Ed. Bowen, an old-time citizen of this place, and now of Anthony, Harper County. He reports things as booming in the Kingdom towards the setting sun.

The editor of this paper took his departure last Thursday to join the editorial excursion to old Mexico. Hence the readers of the TRAVELER are asked to excuse the absence of the usual amount of reading matter.

Mr. Sargent, one of the contractors of the Opera building, was slightly injured and very considerably shook up by the falling of one of the lower stagings while he and two other persons were standing on it. The other parties were not injured.

MARRIED. By Rev. A. Yeakle, on Sunday, May 6th, 1883, at the residence of the bride=s father, in Cowley County, near Salt City, Miss Elenor S. Robinson and Mrs. James Fair. The happy couple have the best wishes of the TRAVELER for their future happiness.

The Democrat remarks that Capt. Payne is going to make another Arade@ into the Indian Territory. About the same time we presume the Agreat offender@ will make another Arade@ into the Democrat columns. That paper displays great originality when Capt. Payne is around.

On last Saturday Charles Painter, horse traier, who was in this city, was arrested on the complaint of John F. Pendarvis, and brought before Judge Bonsall on the charge of grand larceny, in taking from the person of the complainant one hundred and fifteen dollars in money. The examination was continued at the instance of the defendant.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

We received a pleasant call on Friday last from Mr. C. L. Morse, Superintendent of construction of the Indian Industrial school now in process of erection near this city. Mr. Morse informs us that the work is progressing rapidly, and in a very satisfactory manner. This, when completed, will be one of the finest institutions of the kind in the United States.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

United States District Attorney, J. R. Hollowell, came down to the city last Thursday to look after the law breakers in this part of the country. We heard of him early the next morning about eight miles east of the city meandering down the Grouse Valley with a long pole across his shoulder, supposed to be a fishing rod. We anxiously await further intelligence from the intrepid fisherman.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

AWhat=s to Hinder.@ At McLaughlin=s Hall last Friday evening a large and intelligent audience greeted Col. Copeland to hear his inimitable lecture upon the subject, AWhat=s to Hinder.@ Col. Copeland is a lecturer of the highest order and to say that his effort on this occasion was superb is but to voice the sentiment of the entire audience.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

In the TRAVELER special column of this issue can be found a notice of an unusual character. The one to which we allude is that of our friend and honorable townsman, Judge Christian, offering for sale his entire set of law books, library, office furniture, etc., which is a bargain to those desirous of purchasing anything of this kind. His library is an extraordinary large one, consisting of all the ancient as well as our modern and standard history, and the offer is, indeed, a Arare chance.@

A RARE CHANCE. A rare chance for a live lawyer who wishes to settle in the rapidly improving town of Arkansas City. Owing to the terrible affliction that has befallen me in the loss of my sight, I offer for sale or rent to a responsible man my law office, furniture, and library which is an unusually large one and consists of some rare and valuable works. Anyone wishing such an opportunity can see me on the subject. JAMES CHRISTIAN.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

Rose Valley Winks.

Farmers are cultivating corn.

Everything looks bright since the welcome rain on last Saturday.

Mr. Samuel Pollock and family from Ohio have come to cast their lot with us.

Dr. Duncan will preach in the Rose Valley schoolhouse on Wednesday evening at 7:30.

Dr. Duncan, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is now visiting old acquaintances in Arkansas City and this vicinity.

MARRIED. On Tuesday, May 1st, John Purdy and Mattie Locke were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. Harris. MARRIED. May 8th, Wm. Graham and Mary Grippin deliberately took their fate in their own hands, and went to Winfield to come back man and wife. Long life and happiness to both couples. JETTA JAY.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1883.

Ad. Sipes says he has the best Gasolene stove in town.

Ad. Household goods for sale by C. T. Atkinson.

Ad. LOOK HERE!! If you want any of the following dheap you will find them at my store: Refrigerators, Ice Cream Freezers, Gasoline and Coal Oil Stoves. C. R. SIPES.

Ad. MILK COWS. Ten head of good fresh Milk Cows, with calves at their sides, can be seen on the Walnut, opposite Ayres= mill, that are offered for sale by C. M. SCOTT. Mr. Poulton, living on the place, has charge of them.