May 23, 1883, through August 1, 1883.

H. P. STANDLEY, Editor & Publisher.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 23, 1883.


Wellington has a population of near 4,000.

Winfield Courier: The big cow, AKansas Queen,@ raised by Mr. Cottingham, of this county, is now owned by Forepaugh, and could not be bought for $10,000.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 23, 1883.

On Front Page: CYCLONE. Kansas City Visited by a Fearfully Destructive Storm. Two Hundred Houses of Various Sizes and Values Torn Up and Demolished. A Quarter of a Million Dollars Worth of Property Destroyed and Damaged. Four Persons Killed and Fully Half a Hundred Others More or Less Injured. Kansas City Journal, May 14.

AAbout 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon a cyclone struck the city from the southwest. . . .@]


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 28, 1883.

Leasing the Strip. Muskogee, Indian Territory, May 16. In the Cherokee council today, both the Senate and House passed by a small majority the bill leasing the Cherokee strip to the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association for five years, for a consideration of $100,000 per annum. The bill was then sent to Chief Bushyhead and as he recommended the leasing, there is no doubt of his approval.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 28, 1883.

Arkansas Cattle. Telegram of the 5th inst. to the Galveston News from Little Rock, Arkansas, says:

AGus H. Bryan, of Texas, manager of the McClellan Cattle Company, today shipped from this point 750 cattle to Fort Smith, where they will be driven into the Indian Territory. Next week about 3,000 will follow. Hon. Charles H. McClellan, superintendent of the company, is in the city, arranging for the transportation of the stock, bought in this State and Mississippi. The company has purchased, altogether, 4,500 head in Arkansas. The cattle rate as average, and cost from $11 to $15 per head. In Mississippi about 2,000 have been bought at the same figures. The cattle are in good thriving order, and will be put on the range as rapidly as possible. The McClellan Cattle Company has a ranch of over 200,000 acres on the Cherokee strip, Indian Territory, and will have on it 30,000 head of stock the present season. Heavy shipments of stock will be made from this point to the border of the Indian Territory and the Texas Panhandle within the next few days by different parties, the intention being to have all the cattle on the trail by May 20.@





Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

The Colgate case is on trail in the District Court this week.

Quite a number of Osage and Kaw Indians were in the city this week.

Ed. F. Green was in the city last week and called upon the TRAVELER.

The telephone between this city and Winfield will be completed in a very short time.

From the Beacon we learn that Judge W. P. Campbell is thinking of locating in Carthage, Missouri.

Union memorial service in behalf of the old soldiers, next Sabbath evening at the M. E. Church.

The A. T. & S. F. has surveyors in the field running a line for an extension southwest from Wichita.

In north Creswell and Pleasant Valley Townships we saw some splendid fields of wheat last week.

We learn from the Index that the iron bridge across the Walnut, at Douglass, succumed to the late flood.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

Another dreadful storm is reported, this time in Illinois and Wisconsin. Much destruction of life and property is reported.

Agent Miles, of the Osages, was in town this week attending to Indian matters. A relative of Stafford & Co. Accompanied him.

The Indian School building, five miles south of town, is becoming a popular place to drive to on fine days. The road is one of the best to be bound about here.

I. D. Harkleroad, trustee of Silverdale, called on us last week. He reports his township is in a flourishing condition both as to wealth and population.

Already the political waters around Winfield begin to ripple. We have heard of candidates for the office of Register of Deeds, up that way, too numerous to mention.

We acknowledge the receipt of the railroad laws of the State, published in pamphlet form, with forms of procedure, by the Board of Railroad Commissioners. It is a neat and useful publication.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

Mr. James Wilson returned from the West Monday, having decided to make Arkansas City and Cowley County his home instead of assuming the pastoral labors in the mountains. No one will be more welcome. James Henderson returned on the same train.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

The members of the F. M. Church will hold a grove meeting in the grove north of Mr. Adams, commencing June 1st and lasting till June 4th. The meeting will be conducted by the following ministers: Rev. E. Leonardson, of Emporia; Rev. I. Putney, of Rome; and Rev. M. V. R. Pileps. A good live meeting is anticipated, and a general invitation is extended to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

On last Sunday morning the eastbound freight train on the

K. C. L. & S. Railway was precipitated into the Arkansas River by the breaking down of the Oxford Bridge. The engineer went down with his engine to a watery grave. The fireman and brakeman swam ashore. The river was very high and we learn that a car load or two of stock were lost in the wreck.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

Are we going to celebrate the Fourth of July in Arkansas City? If so, is it not high time that steps were being taken to that end? We cannot afford to be behind our neighbors in this matter. Arkansas City is already an important trading center, and is becoming more and more so every year; the people of the surrounding country, who do business here, expect the city to unite and carry out plans for holiday festivals and celebrations. We therefore hope that measures will be taken in time to celebrate, in a becoming manner, the Nation's birthday in our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

Wool has made a steady decline ever since 1875 when it was 41 cents with the exception of 1880, when it sprang up to 47 cents per pound for unwashed Amedium clothing,@ but this spring it has a rising tendency again, being quoted at 38 cents in Philadelphia. The prices ran, beginning with the year 1875, as follows: 41, 43, 37, 36, 27, 32, 29, 23, 25, 29, then in 1880 up to 47 cents, then 43, 36, 33, and now 40. A good part of the wool crop of this section will be shipped by the owners, as they do not propose to haul it to Winfield to get a bid on it and then be compelled to take the offer or haul the wool home again, as they have done heretofore.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

James Reubens, a member of the tribe of Nez Perce Indians, delivered a lecture at the Presbyterian Church last Sunday evening in behalf of his people, who are anxious to return to Idaho, their former home. Mr. Reubens recited the trouble and misunderstanding between the Government and Chief Joseph's band, which resulted in their being placed in the Indian Territory as prisoners of war, and his aim to get the widows and orphans back to where their friends could look after them. The Secretary gave him permission to take them back at his own expense and his lecture was for the purpose of asking aid, which was liberally given him.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

Cyclones and tornadoes are not the exclusive production of Kansas, as seemed to be believed a few years ago by some eastern people. So far Kansas has suffered less from storm ravages than many of her neighbors.




Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

PUBLIC SALE OF SHORT HORNS. The undersigned offers for sale, at his place, 3 miles southwest of Arkansas City, on Tuesday, May 29th, 1883, at 1 o'clock p.m., his entire herd of short horn cattle, consisting of four yearling bulls, two grown bulls, and 23 cows, heifers, and heifer calves. A. HURST.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

As we have always understood that Winfield was a prohibitionist town, the public will naturally turn to Bro. Millington, of the Courier, for an explanation of the fact that one of the Kansas journalists was taken in the act of putting on his hat with the aid of a shoe horn during the meeting of the State Editorial Association at that place. Emporia News.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

The statistics of Bolton Township for 1883 show that there were sown in the fall of 1882 3,846 acres of wheat, of which only 695 acres were destroyed from all causes. The rye sown was 97 acres. Acres of corn planted, 7,882; acres of potatoes, 86; sorghum, 91; millet, 1,171; 50 acres of clover, and 54 acres of tame grasses.

There were 3,564 acres of prairie under fence and 3,392 tons of prairie hay cut in 1882 and 1,062 tons of millet.

The fair ladies of Bolton made 48,760 pounds of good butter, and the men raised the wheat to make the bread to spread it on.

Bolton has 733 horses, 127 mules, 552 cows, 1,678 cattle, 7,583 sheep, 4,232 swine; value of animals sold for slaughter, $35,724; pounds of wool, 16,805.

Bolton has only one stand of bees, owned by J. D. Guthrie, and 184 nice dogs. She has 800 acres of timber land. Number of inhabitants: 1,200.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1883.

Among the arrivals at the Leland Hotel, now under the management of Mr. A. W. Patterson, we find the following.

Hon. J. R. Hallowell, Topeka, Kansas.

Hon. R. W. P. Muse, Newton, Kansas.

Captain Knawlton, Newton, Kansas.

Frotz Snitzler, Wichita, Kansas.

A. K. Rodgers, Topeka, Kansas.

Jonathan Gore, Cherokee Nation.

John Sargeant, Topeka, Kansas.

L. F. Copeland, Indiana.

W. S. Coll, Ohio.

Ben Phillips, Wellington, Kansas.

C. Furgusson, Winfield.

J. T. Lawrence, New York.

Frank Lockwood, St. Louis.

Peter ABig Mead,@ Osage Indian.

J. J. Broadbent, Bolton.

A. A. Newman and wife, City.

J. H. Hilliard and wife, City.

Mrs. C. M. Mitchell, Geuda Springs.

A. J. Gilbert

James Rubens, Oakland Indian Territory.

L. J. Miles, Osage Agency.

L. E. Woodin, Ponca Agency.

H. H. Arthurr, Ponca Agency.

J. H. Windsor, Titusville, Pennsylvania.

F.Beoll, Chicago, Illinois.

Chas. Elson, Dayton, Ohio.

G. D. Baker, Topeka, Kansas.

J. M. Humphrey, Washington.

The arrivals for Monday numbered over forty.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 30, 1883.

Home Again. Once more we are in Kansas after a trip of eleven days in which we traveled over 3,000 miles and drifted into the heart of the old empire of the Montezumas. We esteemed ourself fortunate in being one of the party, when, on the 10th inst., we took the special at Winfield, and through the courtesy of the A. T. & S. F. R. R. were safely transported through Colorado, New Mexico, and 200 miles into Old Mexico to the old town of Chihuahua, the capitol of the State of that name. The trip was full of incidents and pleasure, the first of which met us in the shape of a hearty welcome and banquet at Garden City, Kansas, where such hospitality was extended to the visitors as will ever insure a kindly remembrance. From this point to Las Vegas, we passed through the most monotonous and dreary looking country that can well be imagined, and much enjoyed the scene and surroundings which a layoff at the Hot Springs of fifteen hours afforded. Sunday morning, May 12th, found the party making rapid headway for Santa Fe, at which place we arrived about 2 p.m., and were allowed about five hours in which to Ado the oldest town in America.@ Leaving Santa Fe at 8 p.m., we journeyed all night and arrived at El Paso in time for breakfast. At this point the excursionists were taken around by the city authorities and were afforded facilities for visiting the old town of El Paso, Del Norte, and a most enjoyable time was had till 1 p.m., when at the cry Aall aboard,@ the cars moved out and we were once more under way towards Chihuahua, where we arrived about 9 p.m. A number of the party went into the city last evening, and amused themselves by promenading on the Plaza, but it was not till the following morning, when the citizens with carriages were at their service, that a general raid upon the town was made and all that day was busily put in seeing the sights of the quaint old Mexican city. At 8 p.m., the whistle sounded and we were moving towards home.

Our next stop was at Albuquerque, where a banquet and ball was tendered by the citizens, and much enjoyed by the excursionists, who were taken to their homes in real old fashion style by the citizens and right royally entertained. We were fortunate in being assigned to the care of our old time friend and fellow townsman, Joe Baldridge, who, with his estimable lady (nee Miss Clara Finley) made us feel perfectly at home, and Albuquerque in consequence thereof we are half inclined to say was the best place we struck on the trip.

Our next stop was at Trinidad, where the same genial hospitality met us as elsewhere culminating in a magnificent banquet and ball, which was duly appreciated by the guests. Leaving Trinidad at midnight we arrived at Pueblo for breakfast, where we changed cars and were transported by the D. & R. G. Railroad by special train to the Grand Canon of the Arkansas, where one of the grandest of Nature's beauties were revealed to sight. While at Pueblo we were delighted to meet Lindsey Stubbs of whom we have a lively memory as one of our old time b'hoys. Six o'clock Sunday morning found us at Newton, where we expected to stay the day, but through the kindness of D. M. Rogers and the officers of the Santa Fe pay train, we were carried to Mulvane, where we found Conductor J. E. Miller with whom we reached home about 3 p.m. Some further details of this trip will be found on our first page and we propose in the future as space permits to give a detailed account of the cities and places of interest visited.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Our public schools will close the present term June 7th, 1883.

We call attention to W. B. Kirkpatrick's new Aad@ in this issue.

Ad. SUMMER STOCK NOW ARRIVING AT W. B. KIRKPATRICK'S, Including all Fancy Goods such as Laces, Hosiery, Buttons, Gloves, Hamburgs, AND EVERYTHING IN THE NOTION AND NOVELTY LINE. A fill line of DRESS GOODS, Silks and Satins, Nun's Veiling, Ladies' Neckwear, Lawns, Percales, Fine Muslins, and other Summer Dress Goods. Also a Full Line of Spring and Summer Ready Made Clothing Of the latest fashion, for Men and BOYS WEAR. Our stock of Boots and Shoes Is Full in Every Branch. We are Agents for the Best Hats in the Land! A FULL LINE OF FRESH GROCERIES Always on Hand at the GREEN FRONT STORE.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Delesdernier, of Geuda, gave a farewell party to his friends before retiring from the hotel.

Mrs. H. O. Meigs and Mrs. E. D. Bowen, of Anthony, Kansas, are at Geuda Springs.

Jen. Clark is up from the wilds of the Cimarron where he puts in most of his time now punching cattle.

We call attention to the brands of the Willow Springs horse, sheep, and cattle ranch, which appear this week.

Ad. WILLOW SPRINGS STOCK RANCH. Sheep, Horses & Cattle, PINK FOUTS, MANAGER. Horse Brand: O I L on left hip. Cattle brand:

O I L on either side. Information given of strays of above brand will be rewarded. P. O. Address, ARKANSAS CITY, KS. Ranch at Willow Springs, Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Fred Whiting and Jack Hyden, two of the Winfield b'hoys, took in the A. O. U. W. Dance in this city last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Capt. Nipp, our township assessor, has just completed his report and on Monday last took the same to Winfield.

W. D. Bishop has departed for the Indian Territory, where he goes to take charge of the trader's store at Pawnee Agency.

Mrs. M. L. Bangs, of Lawrence, a sister of Archie Dunn, spent several days of the past week in this city visiting her relatives.

Judge W. P. Campbell will shortly move with his family to Carthage, Missouri, where he intends making his home in the future.

Wild Plumb bushes are loaded down with fruit this year, and the Indian as well as the school boy will have a bountiful harvest.

Peter Pearson received two car loads of furniture last week, and is now busily engaged in disposing of the same in his usual rapid style.

A herd of cattle driven on to Chilocco Creek made a run one night last week, which required a week's time for the herders to gather them.

The Highland Hall still progresses at a rapid rate and the time will not be long ere Arkansas City will have the Agem@ hall of the southwest.

The posts for the telephone wires are now in position and it will not be many days ere we can hold oral communication with our sister towns.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

The cattle interests were pretty well represented about the hotels last week. Every day some new man comes in to engage in the stock business.

Mrs. W. D. Bishop and son left for Pennsylvania last Tuesday where they intend spending the summer months visiting relatives and friends.

From an elegantly engraved card by us received, we learn that class day at the Kansas State Normal School will fall on Monday, June 11th, 1883.

Dr. Jamison Vawter writes us from Milton, Kentucky, where he is now located, and we are glad to say he reports himself as much imp0roved in health.

Herman Godehard's ice cream parlor was opened last Wednesday and is one of the best places in town to go for a cool time during the heated term.

Mr. V. Hawkins, one of the TRAVELER's staunchest friends, was in the city last week and tendered his respects in a manner that gladdened the heart of ye editor.

The Wichita water works have been put to the test and found O. K. Three streams ninety-five feet in height were thrown from different hydrants at the same time.

The house moved by Mr. A. A. Davis from Summit Street to the west part of town is being fitted up in good shape and will make a neat and commodious residence property.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

The AQuick Meal Gazette,@ published by Howard Brothers of this city, is the latest thing out, and we think will supply a Along felt want@ at least during the summer months.

We are under obligations to Hon. A. J. Pyburn for services rendered in the publishing of this paper during our absence on the Editorial exursion, for which we tender him our thanks.

Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Lafe McLaughlin, accompanied by Mr. Eddy's little daughter, Bertha, left for the Eastern states Monday last. We believe they intend summering in Maine.

Messrs. F. J. Hess and Green & Snyder, our real estate men, report business in their line as simply immense all of which speaks volumes as to the desirability of property in this vicinity.

Norton's Real Estate Bulletin, published at Emporia, Kansas, is on our table. It is chuck full of valuable information to intending emigrants or land buyers, and reflects credit upon its publisher, Mr. H. E. Norton.

We call attention to the mammouth ad of F. J. Hess, real estate agent. Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 34, 37, 38, and 54 have been sold in the last week, and Nos. 20, 27, 55, 56, and 57 have been added among which we note several good bargains. [AM SKIPPING AD...WAY TOO LONG.]

An Albuquerque editor says only two of the boys among the Kansas editorial excursionists refused to take Asomthin@ when in that town. The Kansas editor knows a thing when he smells it, and knows where to put it. Bulletin.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Miss Owens and Mrs. Davis, of Wichita, spent several days of the past week in our city visiting Mrs. J. H. Hilliard, and on Sunday took in the Geuda Springs in company with Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hilliard.

A party of young folks of Bolton Township went on a fishing and hunting tour to the Territory recently and had a good time, but showed signs of an encounter with wild cats or something else, judging from the peeled noses and scratched faces; but that's nothing so long as they had their fun.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

D. W. Lipe, Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation, writes C. M. Scott that the bill leasing the lands west of the Arkansas River to the ACherokee Strip Association@ passed the council but had not been signed by the chief yet. Mr. Lipe thought he would be in Caldwell June 30th.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

We are under obligation to Mr. A. B. Lemmon, secretary of the Harvey County Agricultural and Mechanical Association for a complimentary and premium list of the fair to be held at Newton on September 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 1883. The list, rules, and regulations make an elegant pamphlet of seventy-two pages.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Social tonight at the Central Avenue.

Go to the strawberry social tonight.

Our foreman, Ollie Stevenson, in company with Charley Chapel and John Mott left Monday morning for a month's sojourn in the west.

Mr. H. C. Vrooman, who is engaged in selling Hill's Manual, called upon us last week. This work is one of the best reference books published on almost any subject and should be in every home.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

The Cherokee strip has been leased to the Cherokee Live Stock Association, whose headquarters are at Caldwell, for the sum of $100,00 per year for five years. This will be a great advantage to the majority of the stockmen in the territory, as most of them belong to this association, and will hold their ranges and go on fencing their pastures.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

The cattle owners of Harper and Barber Counties have issued the following notice to drovers.

AWhereas Chapter 105, Article 9, Compiled Laws of Kansas, 1879, and Chapter 161, of the Laws of Kansas, 1881, prohibits any person from driving cattle from the country south of Kansas, including Texas, Indian Territory, and Arkansas cattle, etc., and provides penalties for violation of said acts.

ANow, we the cattle owners of Harper and Barber Counties, Kansas, having suffered heavily from violations of said laws, have determined to prosecute any and all persons violating the aforesaid acts to the full extent of the law.@

Our people who are interested in cattle cannot do better than follow the precedent indicated in the above notice.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Fight With Knives. Two cattlemen by the name of McCormick and Weathers had a terrible set-to yesterday at Willow Springs Ranche, in which both were fearfully carved. The first fight was a knockdown, when one drew a knife and the other followed his example, and it is said did some desperate work, although the wounds of neither will not prove fatal.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

The party that was to be a surprise to someone last week, and for which several ladies were making preparations, fell upon Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Sipes, on Friday evening in the form of a social gathering of young folks and party dance. The surprise was complete as well as the party, which was said to be one of the very best of the season.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Mr. T. S. Parvin, of East Bolton, sold his farm on the State Line last week to a Mr. Gordon, of Illinois, who will take possession of the property in August next. We congratulate Mr. Gordon on having purchased one of the best farms in the township, and while we will welcome him in Cowley, trust our old friend, Tom Parvin, will remain with us.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Capt. C. M. Scott recently received some Bermuda grass roots from Texas and presented us with several of the same. This grass is said to be as good as blue grass for lawn purposes and at the same time is much more capable of enduring dry weather without injury. Mr. Hargis, of Wellington, has a lawn of this grass which cannot be beaten anywhere.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Commencement. Closing exercises of the Arkansas City High School, Wednesday evening, class exercises and rendering of the drama, AMarried Life.@ Thursday evening, June 7th, graduating address by the class. A programme of exercises will be printed in next week's TRAVELER. Exercises at McLaughlin's Hall.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Select Knights Ball. The ball and supper given by the select Knights A. O. U. W. in this city last Wednesday evening, was, owing to the unfavorable state of the weather, not so largely attended as was expected, although quite a number of our people took part in the festivities. The arrangements were first class, and all present will bear testimony to the enjoyable time had till near 3 o'clock in the morning. The supper which was elegantly gotten up was served at the Leland Hotel, and Mr. A. W. Patterson, the genial landlord, deserves credit for the best layout of the season.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Judge Christian walks pretty well for a blind man. Every morning he can be seen on the porch of his house with his hand on a stretched rope pacing forward and back for an hour or more. He walks sixty yards a minute, or 500 yards in sixteen and two-third minutes, 3,600 yards per hour, and in the course of a year would walk 766 miles. His new home affords him more pleasure than the small room he occupied on Summit Street, and he has improved it so that it is one of the most attractive places in town. He enjoys good health, has a pleasant home with his family about him, and tries to make the best of life under his affliction. Now that he is in prosperity, so to speak, he has not forgotten the friends that aided him, and always speaks in the kindest terms of Senator Hackney, Hon. Thos. Ryan, Senator Plumb, and others who placed him in the circumstances he is today, where we earnestly hope, by the will of the Almighty, he may live and die in peace.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.


Ed. Traveler: Quite a pleasant affair was held at the Bland schoolhouse, last Friday, at the close of the summer term of school, in the shape of a picnic or dinner, which was intended for a picnic in the grove, but the rain of Thursday night caused the change. Quite a number of the parents and neighbors came in to enjoy themselves with the children. Declarations and dialogues were ably rendered, after which presents were distributed to all the scholars. The school then closed with a unanimous vote of thanks to Mr. C. F. Cunningham, who has given entire satisfaction in teaching four successive terms in our district, and we hope to be fortunate enough to secure his services in the future. All went away feeling benefited by being there, and expressed themselves as having had a very enjoyable time. Parents, you can do more for the future of your children by thus showing an interest in their education than by days of toil. VISITOR.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Strawberries and ice cream. The Ladies of the First Presbyterian Church will give a strawberry and ice cream at the Central Avenue Hotel this Wednesday evening. A cordial invitation is extended to all to be present and assist in having a good time.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Courier Clips.

Mrs. James Simpson, now of Arkansas City, was visiting friends in this city last week.

Mr. Archie Stewart was up from Arkansas City last Thursday. He is running the Stewart Hotel in that city and keeps the Aboss hotel.@ Besides he is contractor for a large number of buildings all over the county.

The Cowley County Normal Institute will open at Winfield, Monday, June 25th, 1883, and continue five weeks. Conductor Prof. Buel T. Davis, State Normal School, Emporia. Instructors: Prof. A. Gridley, Jr., Chanute; Prof. E. T. Trimble, Winfield. For particulars address A. H. Limerick, Supt., Public Instruction.

From the Fall River Echo, we learn that Prof. R. C. Story has received his household goods and settled down to housekeeping in that town and gone into the banking business as cashier of the Fall River bank. We wish him abundant success and bespeak for him and his estimable lady a kind reception--in their new home.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Creswell Township. The following figures showing the wealth, population, valuation, etc., of Creswell Township, are from the books of our assessor, Captain J. B. Nipp.

No. Acres in wheat: 3,258

No. Acres in corn: 5,970

No. Cattle: 1,263

No. Horses: 583

No. Mules: 88

No. Hogs: 2,274

Value of animals--slaughtered or sold for slaughter: $42,044

Value of milk sold in city: 1,484

Taxable personal property in Arkansas City: 64,992

Taxable personal property in Creswell Township: 32,620

Total Arkansas City and Creswell Township: $97,612

No. Inhabitants in Arkansas City: 1,875

No. Inhabitants in Creswell Township: 763

TOTAL CITY/TOWNSHIP: 2,638 Inhabitants.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

DISSOLUTION NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned have this day dissolved partnership in the Mammoth Livery Stable and Leland Hotel business by mutual consent. All accounts against the Leland Hotel are assumed and will be settled by A. W. Patterson and all accounts against the Mammoth Livery Stable are assumed and will be settled by J. B. Nipp.

Signed: JAS. B. NIPP,


Arkansas City, Kansas, May 11th, 1883.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Ad. 3,000 SHEEP FOR SALE. On Tuesday, June 19th, 1883, I will sell at public sale at my farm to the highest bidder about 3,000 sheep in lots to suit purchaser or all together. The herd consists of 1,200 ewes Colorado grade, 1,000 lambs and 800 yearlings, Colorado and Merino cross, also 85 Merino bucks. I will also sell at the same time and place 12 head of cattle, 3 horses, and some hogs. Terms of sale: All sums under $50., cash; on all sums over $50, one year's time will be given on approval security at 10 percent per annum. Place of sale, 7 miles southeast of Arkansas City, in Bolton Township, on State line.

JAMES UPTON. P. S. I will also dispose of my range in the Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.

Ad. All persons having colts from ACleveland Bay,@ are requested to bring them to Arkansas City on Saturday, June 9, at 2 o'clock. The best colt will entitle the owner to the use of the horse this season free of charge. M. INGRAM.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 6, 1883.

GENERALITIES. A SENSATIONAL RUMOR. A sensational report has reached Tombstone, Arizona, from Sonora, to the effect that General Crook and almost the whole of his command had been killed by his Indian scouts, who had mutinied after the troops had penetrated the Sierra Madre mountains. Information that has greater appearance of authenticity than the foregoing report has reached the Mexican consulate that a desperate battle was fought last week near Guacanope between General Crook's command and the fugitive Apaches. The scouts were first caught in an ambuscade, and several are said to have been killed. The entire command then advanced and engaged the hostiles, of whom thirty were killed, the remainder taking to flight, with the troops in pursuit.





Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 6, 1883.


David Barnett was drowned near Wellington while trying to secure some lumber escaping with the high water.

There are 2,155 church organizations in this state, with a membership of 189,629. There are 1,034 edifices with a valuation of church property amounting to $2,892,835.

Emporia Republican: Butler County claims to have more railroads than any county in the state. The wealth of a county is not measured by its railroads, but by its cattle. Lyon County has 41,350 head while Butler has but 29,978.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 6, 1883.

Library Benefit. Wednesday, June 6th, a literary and musical entertainment and the Class Exercises of the class of 1883 will be held at McLaughlin's Hall, for the benefit of the High School Library.

Programme: Music...Orchestra. Orations: Harry L. Finley; Etta M. Barnett. Music. Alice L. Lane; Mollie Coonrod; Hannah Gilbert; C. L. Swarts; Harry C. Shaw; Mollie Christian; W. M. Blakeney.

Dramatis Personal: [Drama put on] Anna Norton, Maggie Barrows, Etta Barnett, Sadie Pickering, Linda Christian, George Wright, W. D. Mowry, Harry C. Shaw, Harry L. Finley, F. C. McLaughlin.

Doors open at 8 o'clock. Admission 25 cents. Children under 12 years 15 cents. No exra charge for reserved seats, for which tickets can be obtained at the Post Office. All are cordially invited to attend.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

New peas are getting old.

The telephone men are busy in our town.

Winfield is going to have another circus.

No more fording; the bridge south of town is fixed.

Cowley County Normal will meet June 25th, 1883.

Archie Dunn has the Aboss bus team, a pair of snowflakes.@

Hon. C. R. Mitchell was on our streets last Thursday.

Attend the Library benefit at McLaughlin's Hall tonight.

Read G. W. Cunningham's new buggy Aad@ in this issue.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

The bridge across the Arkansas River has been temporarily repaired.

Work on the new Arkansas River bridge west of town has commenced.

Last Saturday saw our city and Winfield in a position to talk a la telephone.

Wolves are raiding the sheep pens in the Territory and along the State line.

J. H. Sherburne, trader at Ponca Agency, was in the city yesterday, shaking hands with his many friends.

Miss Clara Thompson, eldest daughter of our Capt. C. G. Thompson, is in the city visiting with Mrs. J. H. Hilliard.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

N. T. Snyder's new house on Fifth Street is enclosed and is being pushed towards completion as rapidly as possible.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Wood, of Wichita, spent Sunday in our city visiting their friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Miller.

We were pleased to meet Agent Woodin of Ponca on the streets this week. The Major returned home this morning.

We are glad to see Capt. Nipp once more around with his boots on and trust he won't try to tramp on a horse any more.

Farmers are feeling much elated at our glorious crop prospects and say that corn never looked better than at this time.

Quite a number of our people attended the dance at Geuda Springs last week and all report having had quite an enjoyable time.

Mr. D. R. Keeler, superintendent of the Kaw Agency, was in the city last Thursday on business connected with his able charges.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Mr. Chas. S. Frizelle, of Detroit, Michigan, was in the city last Monday and will henceforth appear as one of the TRAVELER's patrons.

A. A. Davis' new store building, T. H. McLaughlin's second story, and the Highland Hall, all on Summit Street, are progressing finely.

Rev. Broadbent of the Christian Church preached Sunday at McLaughlin's Hall. The Reverend has many followers who seem true to the faith.

Mr. T. J. Gilbert now makes his home in our city and is only waiting the completion of his handsome residence to bring his family here also.

Mr. G. E. Bayles has rented Mr. Gibby's room just south of Peter Pearson's furniture store and will shortly occupy the same as a second hand store.

The Indian school now being put up by the Schiffbauer Bros. Of this city loometh up nobly, the floor joists for the second story being now in position.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Mr. H. Dwyer, one of the TRAVELER's oldest subscribers, was in the city Saturday and made himself solid for another year for which he has our thanks.

TEACHERS: It is hoped that all Cowley County school teachers will endeavor to attend the Normal this year.

Normal Institute. Cowley County Normal Institute will open at Winfield, June 25th, 1883, and continue in session five weeks. Conductor, Buel T. Davis, State Normal school; assistants, A. Gridley, Jr., of Chanute, and E. T. Trimble, of Winfield. For further particulars address A. H. Limerick, Winfield.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Col. J. C. McMullen, of Winfield, was in our city last Wednesday to receive 300 head of stock he had purchased of Thos. E. Berry, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

There will be preaching at McLaughlin's Hall next Lord's day, morning and evening at the usual hours by A. C. Crenshaw, a Christian minister. All are invited to attend.

Mr. W. R. Little of Sac & Fox Agency, who was in our city last week attending the U. S. Commissioner, Bonsall's court, in the case of John Huffine, started for his Territory home Saturday evening.

The Free Methodists held a meeting in the grove northwest of town Sunday, and spoke from the street corners during this week. Busses ran to and from the grounds and the attendance was fair.

Several herds of Texas ponies are held near this place for sale. They bring all the way from $15 to $40 for unbroken stock. Forty dollars takes the choice, and $30 choice of a dozen or more.

The telephone company employees have been decidedly unlucky; one of them having lost his life by falling from the top of a post, and another boy was badly injured by the upsetting of a load of wire in the past week.

The two favorite resorts on Sunday are the Indian Schools, on Chilocco Creek, and Geuda Springs, both of which received a handsome delegation from this city last Sunday.

Mrs. W. R. Little, of Sac & Fox Agency, is in the city visiting Miss Lizzie Wyckoff. The two ladies visited Geuda Springs yesterday and expected to return to the city today.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Mr. J. H. Hilliard has purchased W. D. Bishop's handsome residence on Ninth Street and is now occupying it himself, having removed thereto last Saturday.

Rev. James Wilson supplied Rev. Fleming's place in the pulpit at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday morning and evening. His subject was well chosen and ably handled and elicited numerous comments of praise.

We had the pleasure of meeting Agent Carter of the Sac & Fox Agency while in town last week. The gentleman was in our city on business in connection with the new school building shortly to be erected at that agency.

Howard Brothers yesterday sold to Messrs. Wiley & Dean a car load of fence wire, all of which will be delivered this week. This will finish the fence around the above gentlemen's ranch in the B. I. T.

We had the pleasure of meeting last week Messrs. E. H. Ross, of Kansas City, and W. A. Kennedy, of New Brighton, Pennsylvania, while visiting their friend, S. Matlack. The gentlemen were looking over the land with a view to investing in stock, and expressed themselves charmed with Cowley County and Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Agent Miles, of Osage; Mr. D. D. Keeler, of Kaw Agency; Agent Carter, of Sac and Fox; Thomas Berry, of Shawneetown; and Wm. Little and wife of Sac & Fox Agency, were all here last week.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Mr. McCormick, one of the parties in the cutting scrape at Weather's camp, was in town yesterday, and from the way which he shook hands, he was not much the worse for wear, but the other fellow, O my goodness!

The S. P. U. Of Bolton will meet at Stony Point schoolhouse Saturday evening, June 15th, 1883, for the transaction of any business of the company's. All members are requested to attend. A. J. GILBERT, Capt.

The notice last week of a fight with knives at Willow Springs ranche was a little off in location as the scrimmage came off at Weather's ranche some five miles west of the Springs. The damage done was not so bad as at first supposed.

Colgate, who has achieved notoriety in connection with the burning of Bliss & Wood's mill at Winfield was last Monday sentenced by Judge Torrance to three years hard labor. This will put Colgate where we think he will do the most good.

Mr. Ed. Grady, of the Arkansas City Lumberyard, has been awarded the contract for supplying about six car loads of lumber for the construction of the new bridge across the Arkansas River west of town. Three car loads are already upon the ground.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

T. J. Gilbert's home property on Fifth Stree, under the artistic manipulation of Allen & Braggins, makes a nobby appearance. These gentlemen are now engaged in painting and graining the interior and we are satisfied will make a boss job as usual.

We received a pleasant call from Mr. Samuel Gamble, of Bolton Township, yesterday. Mr. Gamble has just returned from Bloomington, Illinois, where he has been visiting former friends. He reports the season there as very backward, and but a poor prospect for crops in general.

Mr. S. H. Rankin, one of the old soldiers and a subscriber of the TRAVELER, was in the office last Wednesday, and in the course of conversation remarked he Awent into the army an invalid and came out a well man.@ This is indeed an exception to the general experience of army men.

We never felt worse than one day last week when compelled, on account of a previous engagement, to decline Mr. Patterson's invitation to dine at the Leland. We knew we were missing a good thing, but have so awful appetite saved up for the next time we get a chance at him.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

From a mammoth poster we learn that Winfield proposes to let the eagle bird soar in the most approved style on the Fourth of July, and presents quite an army of suggestions for the proper spending of that glorious anniversary. Winfield will have a boss time or we miss our guess.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Mr. Wm. Canfield has been busily engaged upon the temporary repairs upon the Arkansas River bridge broken down by stock last week; as a result thereof, we are glad to state the bridge is once more open to traffic, which will obviate an immense amount of inconvenience to the Bolton farmers.

Of all the residences lately put up in Arkansas City, we can think of none more calculated for convenience than Mr. Ed. Grady's new house on South Fifth street. It is already painted and is adorned with a neat and substantial picket fence, and will ere long be surrounded with thrifty trees and shrubs. It is such homes as this that our town needs.

John Huffine, charged before U. S. Commissioner Bonsall with embezzling money from his employer, W. R. Little of Sac & Fox Agency, last week, was bound over in the sum of $200 to appear at the next term of court at Wichita. At this writing he had not given bail and was in custody.

Rev. Campbell, whom many of our people will remember as having preached at the U. P. Church several months last year, has received a call to become their pastor and is expected to arrive here in time to hold services one week from next Sabbath. Mr. Campbell made many friends during his former stay, who will be pleased to welcome him back.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Prof. A. H. Limerick, our county superintendent, was in the city yesterday visiting the schools; and although we did not have a very lengthy talk with the gentleman, we gleaned the facts that he found the High School in all its departments in first-class shape, which indeed reflects credit upon our teacher, Prof. Atkinson, and his corps of assistants.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Capt. Payne is again located among us. For some time past he has been suffering with rheumatism contracted by undue exposure, as many other border men have experienced. He is trying the virtues of Geuda Springs and says it helps him. Capt. Payne is a man of more than ordinary physical strength, and a specimen of a well formed powerful man, but hardships and exposure bring the best of men down to a level with the invalid after a short time.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Capt. Nipp did us a good turn last week in this way. As we were wearily plodding our homeward way after the toils of the day, a mighty rushing sound was heard and we were set down at our own gate safe and sound. It was that dainty little miss match team with buggy attached than which no better outfit can be found in the city. If you do not believe it, call and see him at his livery stable.




Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

CLOSING EXERCISE OF THE SCHOOLS. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5th and 6th, annual examination of classes. Wednesday evening, June 8th, at McLaughlin's Hall, class exercises and rendition of drama, AMarried Life.@ Thursday evening, June 7th, at McLaughlin's Hall, graduating addresses by the class, at 8 p.m.; Friday forenoon, June 8th, exercises of the Grammar and Intermediate Departments to be held in the High School Room. The patrons of the school are cordially invited to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Mr. G. F. Maxwell, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, an uncle of our

R. J. Maxwell, spent several days in this vicinity recently. Upon his return to Iowa, he stated his intention if he could sell out there, to locate in Cowley. Our beautiful county has but to be seen to be appreciated.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

BRIDGE FALL. As Mr. Evans, formerly of Logan County, Illinois, was crossing a herd of cattle on the Arkansas River bridge, last Thursday, the cattle crowded on and were met at the south end of the bridge by two wagons, which blocked the way, and caused the cattle to turn and run, when the south span of the new part of the bridge gave way and about 30 head of stock were precipitated into the river, killing five head and crippling others. The water was shallow and none were drowned. The township levied on the stock for damages, which was compromised by Mr. Evans paying $400. The Bolton Township farmers will be inconvenienced considerably until the bridge is repaired.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Family Reunion. When an occasion of this nature is mentioned, the mind naturally reverts to some familiar place in one of the eastern States, where the aged father and mother call their children and Achildren's children@ to the old homestead, or the members of a family, having been long separated, meet at some convenient place to enjoy once more the fraternal greeting of brothers, sisters, and friends, reminding them of their youthful days and of that reunion when there shall be no parting. But events of this kind are not confined to the East for on the 27th ult., when all nature seemed to rejoice after the refreshing shower of the previous evening, the relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell assembled at their beautiful home in Creswell Township, and spent the day in merry games and social intercourse. The members of the Maxwell family who were present had been separated for a period of about twenty years. A sister and her family, having lately arrived from the East, and a brother coming from Council Bluffs, Iowa, were thus brought together at the home of their brother under very pleasant circumstances. The young folks of the company enjoyed themselves with mallet and ball on the croquet ground, and the juvenile portion romped at will among the shade trees in the grove, while the older persons recounted the scenes of by-gone days. Many changes have occurred since last they met and now that they have come together again, a deeper interest in each other's life seems to be awakened. Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell are among the earliest settlers of Cowley County. The privations and hardships incident to pioneer life have been experienced by them; and now they have such a pleasant home in which to entertain their friends, who are always welcome, the afternoon of their lives is gladdened, and another green spot is added to the landscape of memory by this gathering of those who are nearest and dearest to them. A bountiful dinner was served, and around a table loaded with the luxuries and delicacies of the season, sat his guests, consisting of one brother, two sisters, four brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, one cousin, twelve children, and twenty-six nieces and nephews: in all forty-seven persons. After doing ample justice to the repast and spending an hour or two in further enjoying the pleasures of the forenoon, the company dispersed to their business and homes feeling that the occasion was one long to be remembered, and AIt was good to be there.@


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Indian School. Last week in company with Messrs. Ross, Kennedy, and Matlack, we took in the above school building now in course of erection by Schiffbauer Bros. We found Frank head over heels in business bossing the job, but he nevertheless took time to show us around and do the honors in his usual genial style. The following will give some idea of this building to those who have not been able to visit the site.




The building will front to the east and will be in the form below and of the following dimensions: No. 1 shows the main part of the building, which will front to the east and be 76 x 26 feet. No. 2 and 3 represent the north and south wings, each of which will be 40 x 20 feet, and three and one-half stories in height. No. 4 will be 88 feet in length by 28 in width, but will only be 3 stories high. No. 5 represents a porch that will extend along the main building from No. 2 to 3. The walls are all of rubble work with sills and caps of dressed stone, and when completed this building will be one of noble proportions and afford all the conveniences possible in a structure of its kind. Other buildings for laundry purposes and detached shops will be put up at a future day. Messrs. Schiffbauer Bros. have four months in which to complete the main building above described.




Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

The social given by the ladies of the First Presbyterian Church at the Central Avenue Hotel last Wednesday evening was a decided success both socially and financially, it being attended by the largest number of any such entertainment ever given in the city. We must, however, give the Old Soldiers credit for this as the G. A. R. of this place were on hand en masse. The net proceeds amounted to nearly fifty dollars.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Picnic to Geuda. Quite a number of our old settlers visited Geuda Springs yesterday upon a kind of surprise picnic gotten up in honor of Mrs. M. O. Meigs, a former resident of this place, who is at present staying at the Springs. At the time of going to press, the party had not returned, but we cannot doubt their having an enjoyable time. Our only regret is that business prevented us from being one of the party.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Ad. EYE, EAR AND DEFORMITIES. Dr. T. J. Eaton, formerly of the Surgical Infirmary of Indianapolis, Indiana, will vist Winfield, professionally, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 12, 13, and 14; and Arkansas City, Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. Rooms at hotel. All afflicted with any diseases of the Eye or Ear, Catarrh, Cross Eyes, Club Foot, Spinal Curvature, etc., should not fail to see him. Artificial Eyes inserted, and Surgical Braces for deformities fitted.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Land office at Wichita, Kansas, May 26, 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 J. V. Hines, Notary Public at Dexter, Kansas, on Friday, July 13th, 1883, viz: Robert Shinn, for the S. E. 1/4, N. E. 1/4 and N. E. 1/4, S. E. 1/4, Section 7, Township 34, S. of range 6 east.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: J. B. Daniels, of Dexter, Cowley Co., Kansas; C. C. Robinson, F. P. Wilson, Alexander Meek, all of Maple City, Cowley Co., Kansas. R. L. WALKER, Register.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Ad. Sheep Men. We have just received ten barrels of the celebrated Sulpho-Carbolated Sheep Dip. Shepard & Maxwell.

Ad. LOST! Saturday, June 2nd, 1883, on the Winfield road, between Mr. Holland's farm and Arkansas City, a roll of new rag carpet containing about twenty yards. Anyone finding it will be suitably rewarded by leaving word at the TRAVELER office or at the Post Office, Arkansas City, for W. J. HAMILTON.

Ad. The nobbiest line of Hanging Lamps in town at Shepard & Maxwell's.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.

Ad. For Sale. A pair of work mares by Searing & Mead.

Ad. STRAYED. 1 gray horse about 14-1/2 hands high, in good condition, brand bow and arrow on hip. 1 spot pony about 14-1/2 hands high, good condition, brand S U on shoulder. Above horses left Willow Springs about two weeks ago and are supposed to be in the State. A liberal reward will be paid for their recovery. PINK FOUTS, Manager.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 13, 1883.


Wellington entertained the eastern editors in fine style.

The sale of wool in Caldwell, since the clip commenced, amounts to 20,000 pounds.

DIED. Thomas Watson fell from a telephone pole at Winfield, sustaining injuries from which he died.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 13, 1883.

Payne says he will start another colony into the Indian Territory June 25th.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 13, 1883.

It is estimated there have been three thousand cyclone cellars constructed in Kansas within three weeks.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 13, 1883.

Two attempts were made to burn the city of Silverton, Colorado, last week, with the evident object of creating a stampede of the citizens to the limits of the town and then rob the First National Bank.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 13, 1883.

Washington, D. C., June 5. The president has appointed David I. Hoffman to be register of the land office at Lake City, Colorado, and James Haworth, of Olathe, Kansas, Indian school superintendent.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 13, 1883.


Ed. Traveler: Perhaps a report from this Agency may be of interest to some of your many readers. The principal object of interest here is the Kaw Government's school numbering at present 50 scholars; the average having been 50 all through this quarter, and of this number, all but 3 or 4 can talk English. Their teachers are very enthusiastic and earnest and as a consequence, the children are advancing very fast in all branches of their studies. One of the boys, for the last six months, has been saving his wages to pay his fare to the Carlisle Barracks School, Pennsylvania, and obtaining permission from the Honorable Commissioner, started from your city some three weeks ago, making the trip all right by himself. The labors of the school boys are being blessed by their having an abundance of vegetables and the thrifty look of all their crops. They, with the assistance of their industrial teacher, are doing all the gardening for the school. The seeds for their garden were purchased from Mr. Cunningham, of Arkansas City, and were of the best quality. The superintendent, matron, or any of their workers would be glad at any time to entertain any who may wish to visit the school in the interests of education or religion. The months of July and August probably will not find the school open as there is to be somewhat of a vacation, and being the hot months of the year, it is thought best not to keep the children in too close and in these months the employees will take their vacation. Yours respectfully. [NAME ALMOST COMPLETE BLOCKED OUT]...LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AHASSE.@


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Old Soldiers of Bolton. The following list of our soldiers of Bolton Township were furnished us for publication by Gus Lorry, trustee of that township.

John Annis, private; Co. H, 57th Illinois Infantry.

H. R. Johnston, private, Co. G, 114th Ohio Infantry.

Abe Jackson, private, Co. F, 78th Ohio Infantry.

Isaac Sheeder [? NOT SURE OF LAST NAME], Sergt., Co. G, 73rd Indiana Infantry.

G. W. Smothers, private, Co. G, 57th [?] Massachusetts Infantry.

P. B. Andrews, 1st Sergt., Co. G, 42nd U S C Infantry.

E. A. Eaton, private, Co. __, 50th Illinois Infantry.

A. J. Kimmel, private, Co. C, 7th Michigan Infantry.

G. N. Conely, corporal, Co. I, 5th Illinois Cavalry.

A. M. Slutz [???], private, Co. A, 194th Ohio Infantry.

O. I. [?] Palmer, corporal, Co. G, 34 Wisconsin Infantry.

J. A. Notestine, sergt., Co. C, 88th Indiana Infantry.

C. R. Mitchell, private, Co. A, 15th Indiana Infantry.

A. W. McCarty, private, Co. M, 6th Kansas Calvary.

J. Q. Allen, private, Co. D, 31st Illinois Infantry.

J. M. Shurtz, private, Co. I, 24th [?] Ohio Infantry.

J. J. Broadbent, 1st sergt., Co. F, 38th Iowa Infantry.

A. M. Mowry, private, Co. 1, 58th Illinois Infantry.

H. C. Mowry, private, Co. B, 105th Illinois Infantry.

Alfred Elliott, sergt, Co. E, 21st Kentucky Infantry.

Sanford Sower [? LAST NAME ?], private, Co. E, 12th Missouri Cavalry.

Frank Lorry, private, Co. E, 11th Indian Infantry.

P. A. Lorry, private, Co. A, 70th Indiana Infantry.

C. S. Weatherholt, sergt., Co. L, 3rd Kentucky Cavalry.

John Pruett, private, Co. E, 22nd Kentucky Infantry.

Joe Drake, private, Co. L, 16th Kansas Cavalry Militia.

W. M. Campbell, private, Co. __, 2nd Iowa Battery.

Wm. Ransom, private, Co. M, 7th Missouri Cavalry.

Preston Parr, private, Co. A, 28th Missouri Infantry.

T. J. Anderson, private, Co. K, 140th Indian Infantry.

J. W. Patterson, private, Co. B, 27th Ohio Infantry.

J. K. Bell, private, Co. C, 13th Iowa Infantry.

James N. Crutchfield, sergt., Co. E, 11th Indian Infantry.

I. N. Dodd, private, Co. K, 8th Missouri Militia Cavalry.

J. T. Hight, sergt., Co. G, 17th Indiana Veterans

T. S. Parvins, 1st Lieut., Co. B, 5th U S C.

H. J. Donnelly, private, Keeler's Regiment, Kansas Militia.

J. W. Conaway, wagon master, Co. A, 2nd Indiana Cavalry.

J. W. Colwell, private, Co. C, 29th U S C.

Wm. McGinnis, corp., Co. C, 1st or 102nd Michigan Colored Volunteers.

D. P. Marshall, Major, Co. K, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry.

Amos Walton, sergt., Co. B, 9th Kansas Cavalry.

J. D. Guthrie, private, Co. B, 78th Pennsylvania Infantry.

C. J. Beck, private, Kansas Militia.

Dan Hunt, private, Co. L, 21st Missouri Militia Cavalry.

S. F. Bowers, corporal, Co. B, 32nd Illinois Infantry.

S. C. Linsday, corporal, Co. A, 50th Illinois Infantry.

P. H. Somers, private, Co. K, 5th Pennsylvania Reserve.

Wm. S. Voris, private, Co. D, 17th Indiana Veterans.

R. B. Scott, sergt., Co. H, 78th Ohio Infantry.

G. F. Pettit, captain, Co. B, 8th Minnesota Infantry.

James Hedley [?], sergt., Co. #, 2nd Michigan Veteran.

D. B. Dewese, private, Co. K, 147th Ohio N G.

A. A. Beck, private, Co. B, 157th New York Infantry.

J. P. Bdley [?], private, Co. B, 7th Iowa Infantry.

W. B. Turner, private, Co. F, 180th Ohio Infantry.

C. C. Wolfe, private, Co. A, 6th Kansas Cavalry.

H. R. Darrough, private, Co. C, 81st Illinois Infantry.

C. W. Bailey, sergt., Co. G, 133rd Illinois Infantry.

D. Harkins, seaman, New York Marine.

Z. Carlisle, assistant surgeon, Hospital Ohio.

J. B. Gassaway, private, Co. H, Kansas Militia Cavalry.

James Broadbary [? LAST NAME ?], private, Co. B, 10th Indiana Infantry.

Donald Beton, private, Co. G, 32nd Illinois Infantry.

Peter Myers, private, Co. H, 400th Illinois Infantry.

B. Bennett, private, Co. B, 19th Kansas Militia.

L. L. Hilton, sergt., Co. B, 100th Indiana Infantry.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 13, 1883.

Courier Clips.

The Christians are progressing rapidly with their church building, and ere long Winfield will have another addition to her beautiful and convenient places of worship.

Eight of the teachers of the public schools have been appointed as follows: Misses Klingman, Dickey, Bryant, Hamill, Crispen [?], Gibson, Aldrich, Barnes, and Mrs. Caton. There still remain four places to be filled.

The statistics of the city of Winfield show totals of $265,503 personal property, $16,470 railroad property, $298,931 real estate. The first ward has 1852 population and the second ward 1432, making a total of 3284, a gain of 624 during the year.

The citizen committees on 4th of July celebration have most all reported and the programme is being made up. A large amount of money has been raised to defray the expenses of music, fireworks, speakers, etc. Special trains will be run from as far east as Cherryvale, and every indication is that Winfield will see the largest crowd on that day ever congregated within her limits. The speaking and celebration will be held in Riverside Park, and the races and games on the new Fair Grounds adjoining. A committee is now in the Territory arranging for an Indian war dance in which several noted chiefs will participate. One of the features will be a glass ball shoot for a prize of $100.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 13, 1883.


WHEREAS, A. T. Shenneman, Esq., late sheriff of Cowley County, Kansas, and as such an officer of this court, died in this county on the 25th day of January, A. D., 1883, being stricken down by the hand of an outlaw, while in the act of arresting him, and

WHEREAS, the said A. T. Shenneman fell at his post while in the noble and faithful discharge of his duty as an officer of this court,

Now therefore, be it resolved by this court and all the members of the bar thereof, that in the death of the said A. T. Shenneman we have suffered the loss of an honorable, faithful, and efficient officer of this court, and one whom we have ever found faithful to his trust, whether as an officer or as a private citizen; and

Be it further resolved that the clerk of this court be instructed to spread these resolutions upon the journal of this court, and furnish a copy thereof to the widow of the said A. T. Shenneman under the seal of the court.

Signed: M. G. TROUP, J. F. McMULLEN, W. A. TIPTON, Committee.

Attest: E. S. Bedilion, Clerk.

May 28, 1883. [SEAL.]


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Social at Dr. Kellogg's residence tonight.

Wellington will celebrate.

Read S. P. Gould's special notices in this issue.

Ad. You can get the most refreshing drink of lemonade or soda at S. P. Gould's.

Ad. Oranges, lemons, fruits, nuts, etc., at Gould's.

Ad. Try one of Gould's lemonades with an egg.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

The wheat crop in full note is said to be looking badly.

Mr. C. M. Swarts now resides on South Sixth street.

The Arkansas River is now open for traffic, honest Injun.

Mr. John T. Gooch left for Otoe Agency this morning.

Caldwell wants a daily mail between that place and Newton.

Mr. E. A. Barron expects to move into his new house this week.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Mr. Geo. Schneck will return to his home in Pennsylvania, this week.

Prof. C. T. Atkinson has been engaged as Principal of our high school for the next school year.

A communication was received from West Bolton, but too late for this issue. I will appear next week.

The body of Finley, who went down with his engine at the Oxford Bridge accident, has not been recovered.

Rev. E. P. Hickok will preach morning and evening at the U. P. Church Sunday, June 17th, usual hours.

Dr. Jamison Vawter informs us he intends to return to Arkansas City sometime during the coming summer.

The firends of O. O. Clendenning, of Baxter Springs, will be glad to know that he has recently taken unto himself a wife.

Mr. J. R. Turner, a regular reader of the TRAVELER, was in the city Monday and has our thanks for the Aneedful@ tendered.

Mrs. W. R. Little, who has been visiting Miss Wyckoff the past week, returned to her home at Sac & Fox Agency this morning.

The old bachelors' whist party Monday night last we learn was a most enjoyable affair and makes us almost regret being old folks.

Mrs. J. M. Steele and children, of Wichita, were in the city last week, visiting Mrs. J. H. Hilliard and returned home Thursday last.

It was a ghastly joke on T. J. Gilbert, which was embodied in the red man's soliloquy upon the new house Mr. Gilbert has just built in this city.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

A rumor of a shooting affair last Monday reaches us from P. F. Endicott's brick yard, in which right smart scare, but very little damage was done.

Thomas E. Berry, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, is again with us for a short time. He has been in Kansas City a short time, and left for home yesterday.

The semi-monthly social of the Presbyterian Church will be held at the residence of Mrs. H. D. Kellogg tonight. All are cordially invited to attend.

Mr. R. B. Scott, one of West Bolton's solid farmers, called upon us Monday.

Messrs. J. C. Lusky & Co., of Wichita, have rented the north room under the Highland Hall and will occupy the same as a dry goods and clothing establishment.

From reliable sources we learn that C. M. Scott went to church twice and Sunday School once last Sunday. Coming events cast their shadows before. Yum! Yum!, etc.

A man by the name of Kidd, while attempting to cross the Chikaska with a lot of horses last Friday, was drowned. The stock owned by Mr. Dorsey crossed without loss.

Reports from the vicinity of Silverdale reach us to the effect that crops generally are looking splendid, and that the farmers are much cheered by the fine prospects.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Prof. C. T. Atkinson and family started for Zanesville, Ohio, on Monday last, where they intend to spend the summer, with friends, until the high school term commences.

Mr. Irving French has secured an appointment as assistant clerk at Ponca Agency and went to that place last Monday to make arrangements for entering upon duty next month.

Mr. T. E. Moorhead, a brother of Rev. I. N. Moorhead, is in the city. The gentleman is a civil engineer and will superintend the erection of the new Arkansas River Bridge west of town.

Wheat is reported to be filling out in better shape this season than ever before, and old farmers feel confident the yield will be much larger than was deemed possible a few weeks since.

The commencement exercises at McLaughlin's Hall Thursday evening were attended by many of the parents of the high school scholars, and the exercises reflected great credit upon both teacher and pupils.

The last issue of the Geuda Springs Herald bears date of April 27th on the outside and on the inside it is dated June 8th. We take the following from the inside: C. M. Scott, J. C. Topliff, and J. T. Gooch, of Arkansas City, were callers at this office last Tuesday, while we were out in the country. Call again, gentlemen.

Henry Hanson, a farmer living east of the river, was bitten on the hand last Tuesday morning by a rattle snake; but under the care of Dr. Holland, is on the road to recovery.

James Hill, of Arkansas City, was in Geuda Monday on business. He has discontinued the manufacture of salt until he can provide greater facilities. He has contracted for the building of a business house 25 x 50, two story, and three dwellings, each two story.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Messrs. Scott, Topliff, Mowry, and Thompson, accompanied by the Misses Dent, Gardiner, Burrows, and Peed, visited Winfield last Friday to attend Prof. Farringer's concert, and we have no doubt enjoyed themselves immensely, especially on their way home by the silvery light of the moon.

We are very sorry to learn that Miss Burrows, who has been engaged in teaching in our high school the last year, leaves for her home in Iowa tomorrow. Miss Burrows has proved herself an efficient teacher, and besides has made many friends in the country who will sincerely regret her departure.

We last week announced the Arkansas River Bridge as open for traffic. The statement was made by authority and the high waters was the only reason that prevented the bridge being completed and so we trust all those who were misled by us in this matter will at least give us credit for our good intentions.

Silverdale Stock Protective Union will meet at the Silverdale schoolhouse on Saturday, June 16th, 1883, at early candlelight. All members are requested to be present as important business will come up for consideration. B. F. HAYNES, Captain.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

We call attention to the new Aad@ of M. L. Crocker, the Arkansas City Transfer man, which appears in this issue. Parties needing transfer or jobbing business should leave orders at Mr. Crocker's office.

Ad. ARKANSAS CITY TRANSFER. The undersigned desires to inform the people of Arkansas City that he is prepared to do a General Transfer and Jobbing Business and solicits the patronge of the public.

M. L. CROCKER. Office in Blakeney' store.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

We call attention to the new ad of Mr. G. E. Bales' second hand store on South Summit street. Mr. Bales, as will be seen, intends to devote himself to the buying and selling of second-hand property of every description as well as offering his services as an auctioneer.

Ad. G. E. BALES, Commission Merchant, 2nd hand dealer and Auctioneer. Will buy anything you have to sell, or sell anything cheap you wish to buy. Will sell Horses, Cattle, Wagons, Household Furniture, etc., at auction or on commission. Place of business on South Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas. Come and see us.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Harry Finley left for his home in Hiawatha, Kansas, last Monday. Harry has just graduated with honors in our High School and we presume will attend college next year. He has our best wishes for his success in the race of life.

There will be a meeting of the members of the Baptist Church of Arkansas City, at the home of Mrs. A. Gray, on Saturday, the 23rd inst., at 3 p.m., for the purpose of electing five trustees of said church. A. GRAY, Church Clerk.

We are glad to learn that our old friend, John T. Gooch, has received a license as Indian trader at Otoe Agency. Mr. Gooch has had considerable experience amongst the Indians by whom he is generally liked, and we trust will meet with success in his new departure.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

A number of farmers are experimenting with blue grass, orchard grass, timothy, and clover this year. Mr. Topliff has a fine stand of orchard grass on his farm, in Bolton Township, of eighty acres or more. C. M. Scott sent to Texas for Bermuda grass roots and is setting it out on his ranche property. It is said to be of very hardy growth, spreading rapidly, and enduring the dryest weather.

As last, sufficient money has been subscribed for the erection of a telephone exchange from this city to Caldwell via Hunnewell, and work will be commenced on the line the latter part of this week or early next week. Winfield has been connecterd with Arkansas City and Geuda Springs in a similar manner, and it is understood that Wellington and Winfield will be connected next. S. C. Press.




Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

A western stockman is hard to beat anyhow in an emergency of any kind. This was illustrated by Messrs. I. D. Harkleroad and son, Jim, a few days since on Beaver Creek thusly: A fine coon was spied comfortably located in the forks of a tree, and the gentlemen being minus any kind of a shooting iron, it seemed probable he would stay there, but Jim had his lariat along and conceived the idea of roping the critter, in which he succeeded nobly. Roping coons is a decidedly novel amusement.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

When it was first announced that cattle were being driven from Louisiana, it seemed as though they came from the most remote corner. Yet for years stock has been driven from San Antonio, Texas, and nothing is thought of it. By taking Arkansas City or Caldwell as the center and drawing a circle extending to San Antonio, it will be seen to be almost equal distant from Jackson, Miss., Cumberland, Tenn., Evansville, Ind., Peoria, Ill., Dubuque, Ia., Winnebago, Minn., Brule City, Dakota, Cheyenne City, Wyoming Territory, Gunnison, Colorado, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and within about 100 miles of El Paso, Texas. If it were not for the difficulty of getting stock through some of the States east of us, cattle could be bought and driven from Kentucky and Tennessee as from Texas.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

DIED. Rev. J. E. Platter Dead.

Rev. S. B. Fleming received a dispatch Monday last from Winfield stating that Rev. J. E. Platter of Winfield was dying, and immediately went to him. Just as we go to press, we learn that Rev. Platter breathed his last at noon yesterday. Rev. Fleming will probably not return to the city for several days.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

School Library. The entertainment for the benefit of the above last Wednesday night was literally crowded and the programme of the evening was much enjoyed. The drama AMarried Life,@ was ably rendered, the cast of characters was excellent, and fully sustained throughout. Those taking part therein are certainly deserving credit for affording an evening's amusement hard to excel.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Drowned. A young man by the name of Wynant was drowned at the Arkansas River ferry near Geuda Springs last Thursday while crossing in a skiff in company with two other men. The boat was capsized by striking the ferry cable, and precipitated its occupants into the water, where Wynant, being unable to swim, met his death by drowning; but his two companions succeeded in reaching the shore in safety.





Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

More Knife. Mr. Drury Warren of this city, and Mr. Beach, a Territory stockman, while attending a round-up in the Territory last week, had a dispute respecting a steer claimed by Mr. Warren, in the course of which a fight ensued, knives being drawn, and Mr. Warren wounded. Beach came up to this place and gave bond for his appearance before Justice Bonsall on the 19th instant. We are glad to state that Mr. Warren's wounds are not dangerous.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Hymeneal. MARRIED. On last Wednesday evening, June 6th, 1883, Rev. S. B. Fleming, assisted by Rev. I. N. Moorhead, joined in the bonds of matrimony Charles M. Swarts and Miss Alma Easterday. The ceremony was performed at the residence of J. C. Loveland and was witnessed by quite a number of relatives and friends. Both bride and groom have made many friends in this city whom we know unite with the TRAVELER in wishing them many happy years of wedded life. The TRAVELER force especially tenders thanks for a goodly supply of wedding cake.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.



Gentlemen of the Board:

I have the honor herewith to lay before you the report for the year ending June 8th, 1883.

With one exception, the past year has been one of unexceptional discipline and order. The Principal has endeavored to instill within the minds of his pupils that self-government is as important as culture of the mind; that honor should direct every action; and that fear should be banished from the mind. It is gratifying to know that the code of honor observed especially by the pupils of the high school is seldom equalled by the pupils of any grade of schools.

A lamentable lack of knowledge of spelling and writing has induced the Principal to require a rigid drill in each every day, and especial prominence has been given to the analysis, definitions, and synonyms of words. The tasks required are such as the great majority of the pupils are able to perform. Great care has been taken by the teachers that undue stimulation be removed from ever-bright or over-ambitious pupils. It is the policy of many teachers to stimulate a mushroom growth and thus exhaust the mental abilities of the pupil ere he has arrived at the age of maturity.

The proper remedy for this is parental watch-care and cooperation with the teacher. The work marked out for each grade presupposes ability on the part of the pupil equal to the performance and naturally leads to the work of the succeeding grade, and when a pupil proves unequal to the task, it is a prima facie case that he should be in another grade where the work is easier. The value of an education does not depend upon the shortness of the time spent in its acquisition, or the rapidity with which the work is accomplished, but rather in the thoroughness of comprehension and the actual discipline of mind which is obtained. It is far better for a pupil to spend twice the time in a single grade than to pass to the next before the work has been fully mastered. A single study thoroughly pursued goes further toward a practical education than an imperfect understanding of many.

Tardiness, non-attendance, and lack of application will cause many to enter the same grade at the commencement of the coming year as they did at the commencement of the closing year. Many parents will believe that because their pupils do not advance with their class that they have been illy taught or illy-used. If they will examine the register, they will understand the cause. ANo promotions except for merit and no degradations except for cause,@ will be inexorably enforced.

Arkansas City has not the educational facilities her rank and growth demand. Basements are too damp in wet weather, too dusty in windy weather, and too dark in all weather. The present Board have endeavored to locate and build suitable houses, but their well meant endeavors have been unavailing. Though sickness has interfered, yet the work done will far excel that of the previous year.

With thanks to the members of the Board for the efficient aid extended to the Principal in the discharge of his duties, this report is respectfully submitted. C. T. ATKINSON, Supt. of Instruction.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.




Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Ad. New and fresh candies at the Post Office.

Ad. C. G. Furry, six miles northwest of Arkansas City, has one high grade bull to sell yet.

Ad. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Henry Hyke will confer a favor by leaving word at the Creswell Bank.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 20, 1883.


The assessed valuation of Kansas property is $184,000,000, or $185 per capita. And we still continue to grow.

Emporia News. The new railroad law has developed a great many children of abnormal growth in Kansas. It is a very common thing now for conductors to encounter children on their trains who are under five years of age, and over four feet in height. But then this is a very growing season.

Geuda Springs, which is becoming quite popular as a health resort, is a town of eighteen months' growth. It has about 300 inhabitants and nearly 100 visitors. The town is situated upon a bluff just over the salt marsh. It has a good business, and is destined, with railroad facilities, to become one of the leading industries of the state.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 20, 1883.

Death of Rev. J. E. Platter.

Rev. James E. Platter, late pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Winfield, died in that city on Tuesday, June 12th, 1883, of malarial typhoid fever, aged 36 years, 8 months, and 24 days. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church at 1:30 o'clock of the 14th and were attended by crowds of sorrowing friends who followed the remains to their last resting place in the cemetery.

The deceased gentleman has been a resident of this county since 1873, and the general love and respect in which he was universally held will be seen by the following tribute to his memory, published in the Winfield Courier of last week.

ASuffice it to say that he has been prominent or foremost in all the schemes and plans for public improvement and the advancement of the social, moral, educational, religious, and material interests of this city and county. Great as has been the growth of this country, his growth has even been greater and more rapid. In ten short years he has become one of the most influential preachers in the State, with an influence that is felt far beyond the limits of his State. Though not considered specially brilliant as a pulpit orator, he has become really a great preacher, and some of his sermons--one of which, delivered to the Kansas Synod in 1881, in particular--are pronounced equal to the best that have been produced, and all are singularly marked by sound judgment and clear cut sense, put in such a way as to command attention and do the most good. He has grown in every way, but most in the respect, admiration, and affection of the people who have known him.

AHe has always taken a decided stand for the right and battled against the wrong, and it is a singular fact that while he has mingled in all those conflicts which have arisen and has dealt heavy blows, yet they have been delivered with such are and judgment as to ensure the most good, and yet preserved the good will of all. He had the happy faculty of always saying and doing the right thing at the right time. In social gatherings and on special occasions he was always in demand. Many are the hearts that have blessed him for the healing balm of words, fitly spoken, giving consolation, or pleasure, or courage, or hope. He was brave and ttrue, sttrong and ambitious, gentle and affectionate, grave, yet bubbling with humor. There was no pretense about him, he was just what he apperaed to be; a loving husband and father, a noble and generous friend, and most valuable citizen--a great man in all the elements of true greatness. His affection for this people and devotion to this work was such that while he has never asked, or hoped to receive more than a mere nominal sum of his church, he has often declined flattering offers to accept charges in more opulent cities, and within the last five months, has declined an almost princely salary to accept the pastorate of a church in one of the large eastern cities. Secure in the affections of this people, he felt that here was his home, and field of labor, where he could be most useful.

AIf he had a fault, it was in doing too much work and overtaxing his faculties. This we think, whatever his disease may be called, was the prime cause of his untimely death. He had for a long time been doing the work of three men. Besides his labors in behalf of the Nez Perce Indians and other oppressed people, he had matured an elaborate plan to remedy the evils of having a great number of vacant churches all over the country waiting to find someone and a great number of preachers without charges, in other parts waiting to be called or traveling about hunting for situations, growing out of the Presbyterian policy of letting each church elect its pastor. This plan embraced the appointment of a Presbyterial committee which should have charge of all the churches of a whole Presbytery, supplying preachers to vacant churches, and situations for preachers without charges. This was a bold and daring innovation, to present to so conservative a church as the Presbyterian, yet he presented his scheme to the Synod of the State with such clearness and power that the old shell began to crumble and the policy is likely to be comletely revolutionized. The Emporia Presbytery adopted the plan and made its author its chief executive, that is made Mr. Platter Chairman of the Committee of Home Missions of the Emporia Presbytery. This had entailed upon him a vast amount of work outside of his city and county. Even the correspondence connected with this work was more than one man ought to have done.

AFor the past nine years he has been our nearest neighbor, and we have learned to admire, honor, respect, and love him, how much we cannot tell, nor can we express the poignant grief in which we write! Dear friend! Noble heart, great teacher! Sweet spirit! Farewell!@


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 20, 1883.

Communicated. BOLTON, JUNE 9, 1883.

Ed. Traveler:

In the twilight of June 7th we saw a number of conveyances coming up the road and could not imagine what was up. The lateness of the hour with the music and merriment of the company forbade the idea of a funeral, and we had heard nothing of a convention or anything of that sort, so we could but wait and wonder, but we did not have long to wait. Soon the head of the procession reached us and turned into the yard and began to unload. We were called on to surrender, we had no alternative, there were so many old people, young people, and children, too. Many were loaded with mysterious looking boxes and baskets, and one wagon had some large object covered up which might be a masked battery, but happily it proved to be old father Conaway and his organ. And sometime after when the writer and his better half were ushered into the dining room, we found out what kind of ammunition those boxes, etc., contained. There was a table spread Afit for a king.@ The appetites of the crowd were all satisfied and still there was an abundance left. After supper the fun Agrew fast and furious until the wee sma' hours, and the days of AAuld Lang Syne@ were vividly brought to mind. To simply say we enjoyed the evening is putting it lightly. Our friends then took up the homeward march, we regretting the night was so short. We called it a surprise party. Our friends called it a house warming. D. P. MARSHALL.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 20, 1883.

Sudden Death.

DIED. On Wednesday morning of last week about 7 o'clock, Howard, the colored porter at the Leland Hotel, died suddenly of heart disease. He had been more or less affected with dangerous symptoms for several months past. It appears that the diseased arose feeling as well as usual and went about his morning work and was engaged in the kitchen when stricken by the hand of death to the floor from which he in vain attempted to rise, staggering and falling again at every attempt. Mr. Patterson, the landlord, sent for Dr. Chapel and in the meanwhile Howard was carried upstairs, but expired in about ten minutes despite all that could be done by the attending physician. The young man by reason of his courteous and pleasant manners was a general favorite with all and his untimely taking off is much deplored. The burial took place the same day from the residence of Mr. J. Hand, and Rev. Daily preached his funeral sermon last Sunday at the Guthrie schoolhouse in West Bolton.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 20, 1883.

Our High School.

The following is the corps of teachers engaged for the next term of school in this city. Principal: C. T. Atkinson. Assistants: Miss Annie Norton, Miss Virginia Walton, Miss _____ Johnson, Miss Albertine Maxwell, Miss Mary Theaker.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 20, 1883.

At the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, of the United States of America, lately held at Saratoga, New York, the memorial presented to the Assembly from the Synod of Kansas, touching the matter of the restoration of the Nez Perce Indians to their Idaho home, was placed in the hands of a strong committee and will by them be personally brought to the notice of President Arthur and the Secretary of the Interior; from whom we trust it will receive the consideration it deserves.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

Caldwell will celebrate.

C. M. Scott is in St. Louis.

U. P. Social at Mrs. Sleeth's residence next Friday night.

Wheat harvest in this vicinity commenced last Thursday.

Winfield and Geuda Springs are both making arrangements for a rousing Fourth.

Messrs. Scott & Topliff yesterday shipped to St. Louis two car loads of sheep.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

BORN. On Sunday last June 17th, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Disser, a daughter.

There will be Episcopal service at McLaughlin's Hall next Sabbath at 4:30 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Clark, late of Winfield, will occupy the foundry building in this city as a machine shop.

J. C. Weathers, of West Bolton, was in the city Monday and paid us an appreciated visit.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

A list of the telephones in our city with their respective numbers and location will be found in this issue.


1. Speers' Mill.

2. Cowley County Bank.

3. A. T. & S. F. Depot.

4. V. M. Ayres' Mill.


6. Searing & Mead's Mill.


8. Winfield.

9. Stewart Hotel.

10. Cunningham & Ayres.

11. Leland Hotel.

12. Capt. Nipp's Livery Stable.

13. I. H. Bonsall's Office.

14. H. P. Standley's Residence.


16. Creswell Bank.

17. Public Telephone Office.

18. James Millers' Residence.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

Members of the Baptist Church will please meet at Mrs. A. Gray's on Saturday next. See notice elsewhere.

Notice. There will be a meeting of the members of the Baptist Church of Arkansas City, at the home of Mrs. A. Gray, on Saturday, the 23rd inst., at 3 p.m., for the purpose of electing five trustees of said church. A. GRAY, Church Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

Green Wise was the name of the young man drowned while attempting to cross the Chikaskia last week.

G. W. Miller & Co., have rented a large store room and will occupy the same as soon as it is put in good shape.

The stone work upon the west wing of the Chilocco Indian school, we are informed, will be completed this week.

Work upon the tower of the M. E. Church is once more under way and we hope this time will be pushed to completion.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

Mr. James C. Henderson writes us from Joplin, Missouri, for the TRAVELER, which we shall send with pleasure each week.

Three steam threshing machines were brought into our city yesterday to be put to work upon the bountiful crops of 1883.

Mr. King Berry, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, was in our city last week after taking in the Stockmen's meeting at Caldwell.

The contract for the addition to the Leland Hotel has been let to Mr. Wm. Canfield, the same to be completed by the 5th of July, 1883.

Farmers who have cut their wheat express themselves much surprised at the yield, which is far in excess of their most sanguine expectations.

The social at Mrs. Dr. Kellogg's last Wednesday evening was attended by quite a large number of our people who report a very pleasant time.

Rev. J. C. Post, Baptist minister of Wichita, will preach in the city at the United Presbyterian Church, on Sunday next, June 24th, at 3:30 o'clock p.m.

Our enterprising liveryman, J. B. Nipp, has purchased a half interest in Cal Ferguson's stable at Geuda Springs, and has put on a daily hack to the Springs.

Cap. Whiting, of the firm of Whiting Bros., Winfield, was in the city on Monday last, enroute for the Territory where he expected to purchase a bunch of cattle.

Mr. A. Newman, while attempting to hive some bees last Monday, was badly stung. Hiving bees is a business where push and energy don't amount for much.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

The sun dance at Ponca was set to commence yesterday and several parties talked of goind down. We think they will be disappointed, for the day of Asun dances@ has passed away.

The ladies of the U. P. Church will give a social in honor of the arrival of Rev. J. O. Campbell, Friday evening, June 22nd, at the residence of Maj. Sleeth. Everybody invited.

F. M. Friend, the Winfield sewing machine man, will shortly give an exhibition of some fine sewing machines and work in our city. Due notice of time and place will be given.

BIRTH. N. T. Snyder was around in the most benign manner possible yesterday, feeding the boys, not taffy, but cigars. It is a girl, and a boss one, so says paterfamilias. Date June 18th, 1883.

Mr. N. W. Dressie, of Cedar, was in our city yesterday on his way to Geuda Springs. Mr. Dressie is looking up matters and things in connection with his candidacy for Register of Deeds this fall.

Messrs. Foss & Wilson, two B. I. T. Men, were in the city last week and purchased of Howard Bros., two car loads of wire, with which to enclosed their Territory range south of this city.

An arbitration meeting was held at Caldwell, last week, to settle the question of disputed range between Mr. Love, who is holding cattle on Bodoc Creek, and the oil company. It was decided in favor of the company.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

There is an ordinance governing the cutting of weeds within the city limits, and our citizens are requested to go to work and clear their premises of such weeds. Marshal Oldham has been instructed to have this ordinance enforced. A word to the wise is sufficient.

The case of Bob Hutchinson for driving recklessly will come up next Friday. It will be remembered that J. H. Griffith was knocked down by a team driven by Mr. Hutchinson, but we have no doubt it was purely accidental, and we think mainly owing to the fact that Mr. Griffith is blind on the side from which the team approached him.

BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Baird, of Bolton Township, on Friday, June 8th, 1883, a girl. Tom was too full of joy to report same, for which negligence, of course, under the circumstances we must excuse him.

Mr. and Mrs. Wyard E. Gooch were the victims of a surprise party at the hands of a party of the young people of the city one evening last week and it is hardly necessary to state that a jolly social evening was the result.

Mrs. J. R. Walling, Miss Gracie Walling, and Mrs. L. W. Head and two children are stopping in the city after a brief sojourn at the Springs. Mrs. Walling was formerly editor and proprietor of the Sunday Morning News, published at Topeka.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

The conditions of membership to the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association are an undisputed range on the strip and $10 membership fee, to be sent to M. H. Bennett, Caldwell, Kansas. Send description of range and the brands of horses or cattle.

The Plano Harvester Company intend putting up an agricultural implement store on the lot just south of the second-hand store. This company have an establishment at Winfield, but felt the need of a depot here to supply their patrons in this vicinity.

The Asilver tongued orator of Kansas,@ who is mentioned as the speaker at Winfield on the Fourth of July is Dr. T. B. Taylor.

Our real estate man, Mr. Frank J. Hess, reports the following farm transfers in the past week: J. L. Huey to James I. Bigelow, 80 acres, $800; L. W. Hutson to H. L. Ryan, 160 acres, $$2,000; James A. West to I. D. Harkleroad, 160 acres, $1,000; W. E. Clark to John Myrtle, 160 acres, $2,000.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

S. P. U. The farmers of East Creswell are requested to meet at the Rose Valley schoolhouse on Saturday evening, June 30th, 1883, for the purpose of effecting the organization of a Stock Protective Union. It is hoped that all parties interested will make a point of attending the above meeting.

Mr. J. M. Steele, of Topeka, Kansas, was in our city last week and purchased of F. J. Hess six lots in the northeast part of town for a residence property. He is also negotiating the purchase of property for the erection of a pork-packing establishment. We shall be glad to welcome Mr. Steele to our business and social circles.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

The attention of the street commissioner is called to the condition of Ninth Street near the M. E. Church. Dirt has been hauled to fill the ruts, yet has been suffered to lie in heaps just as dumped from the wagon, instead of being leveled off. It has been this way for a number of days and is positively dangerous to travel especially after night.

There was quite a rumpus on the streets of our city last Sunday night, caused by a too liberal allowance of fire-water, which resulted in the marshal arresting McNulty, who was, however released upon giving security for his appearance before the Justice next morning. He appeared before Judge Bonsall and was fined $5 and costs.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. J. L. Stubbs, of Pueblo, in this city last Saturday as she passed through town en route for her western home via Emporia where she expects to visit a short time with her relatives. The lady has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Tom Finney, of Osage Agency, by whom she was accompanied to the train.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

Last Tuesday evening quite a family disturbance took place at the Star Restaurant caused by the return of one Pond, who was married to a daughter of Krebs' and his desire that his wife should go with him. Words waxed high, the result being that Krebs was arrested for a breach of the peace and taken before Judge Bonsall, who fined him $5 and costs.

The fact that the railroad company allows the stock pens at this place to be used as feed lots prevents the shipment of a great deal of stock that would otherwise be shipped from this place. When men come here with stock, they do not want to run around and hunt up the owners of stock in the pen. We have heard of considerable complaint. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

The new addition to the Leland Hotel, we are informed by Mr. Patterson, will be commenced at once. It will be 24 x 50 feet, two stories high, giving on the first floor a main office 14 x 30 feet and two 12 x 20 feet sample rooms, while upstairs there will be seven large and elegantly fitted bedrooms. We congratulate Mr. Patterson on his enterprise and wish him the success he deserves.

We announce the departure, for her home in Osceola, Iowa, of Miss Maggie Burrows, on last Thursday. Miss Burrows has been teaching in our public school the past year, and filled her position with much honor, winning the confidence and respect of all her pupils. We hope to see her in our city again, but be her destiny what it may, it must always be a source of gratification to her to know that she has many friends in Arkansas City who wish her well.

J. S. Morter, who stretched the wire for S. Tuttle & Co., writes to Mr. Tuttle, from Gainesville, under date of June 6th, as follows: AIf you can get me a good job of work, I would be very thankful. I have a contract for 70 miles in the Chickasaw Nation, but Gov. Overton is cutting the wire between every post. He has cut down several large pastures of wire within 40 miles of Gainesville. He fired the rail fence of Mr. Roff, a native, in fifty places yesterday. Washingtons are putting down their fence today with 190 men, in order to save the wire.@ Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

Mr. W. E. D. Blackwell, agent for R. L. Polk & Co., of Chicago, Illinois, was in our city last week looking up our businessmen in the interest of the Kansas State Directory, upon which work he is engaged.

Episcopal Service. The Rev. Dr. Taylor, late of Philadelphia, will conduct Divine service at McLaughlin's Hall next Sabbath, the 24th instant at 4:30 o'clock p.m.

School Meeting. The annual school meeting in District No. 2 will be held in the High School building, Arkansas City, on Wednesday, June 27th, 1883, at 3:30 o'clock p.m. It is hoped that all parents and others interested in education will be present as in addition to the usual business, arrangements will have to be made for the erection of another school building to accommodate our school population. H. D. KELLOGG, Chairman; O. S. RARICK, Trustee; O. INGERSOLL, Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

New Mill. Messrs. Landes, Beal & Co., have contracted for a power from the A. C. W. P. Co., and will push the new flouring mill on the canal to completion as rapidly as possible. The machinery will be put in by the Richmond City Mill Works, Richmond City, Indiana. We are glad to chronicle the facts concerning this enterprise and are fully satisfied that the gentlemen interested will never have cause to regret their location in this, one of the best grain growing counties in the State.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

Ordinance No. 110. The following is the gist of the above numbered ordinance which should be borne in mind by our people.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to drive any horse, oxen, or cattle, or any team attached to any wagon, cart, or vehicle upon or across any sidewalk in the city of Arkansas City. Any person so offending shall be deemed guilty of an offense, and upon conviction, shall be fined in any sum not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than ten dollars ($10.00);

Provided, However, that this shall not apply to any private crossing, made for the special purpose of crossing to and from any private lot by the owner or occupant.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

Prospective S. P. U. A meeting was held at the Rose Valley schoolhouse in East Creswell last Saturday night, June 16th, for the purpose of talking up the organization of a Stock Protective Union. Meeting was called to order by Mr. Phillips, who was also elected chairman, and T. B. Norman, who was elected secretary.

Messrs. Kirkpatrick, Sankey, and Freals were appointed a committee upon by-laws, etc., to report at next meeting. Upon motion it was carried that notice of the meeting be handed to the TRAVELER for publication, with request to publish notice of next meeting for June 30th, 1883. After quite a talk upon the object of the meeting, which fully proved that all present meant business, the meeting adjourned to meet at same time and place on June 30th, 1883. T. B. NORMAN, Sec.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.




Arkansas City Traveler, June 20, 1883.

Ad. Wanted. A good steady man to take charge of 4,000 sheep in Indian Territory. Must have experience. Apply to PINK FOUTS, Manager.

Ad. FOR SALE. A team of work horses. Searing & Mead.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 27, 1883.


There are two or three thousand Texas ponies for sale at Caldwell.

Winfield Courier: Mr. Carr brought us in a radish Tuesday morning just twenty-two inches in circumference. With radishes two feet around, wheat heads seven inches long, and new potatoes as large as ten cups, it ought not to be difficult for people to dig a pretty good living out of Cowley County soil.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 27, 1883.

The contract for the erection of the Indian Training School at Lawrence has been awarded to a Lawrence firm for $44,991. The buildings are to be similar to those at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

School meeting today at 3:30.

The M. E. Church tower commences to make a show.

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

Major Woodin, of the Ponca Agency, was in town Monday last.

The brick for the new Cowley County Bank are being hauled to the ground.

C. M. Scott returned from Saint Louis last Monday, where he had been to dispose of some sheep.

Work upon the walls of A. A. Davis' new building on Summit Street is being vigorously prosecuted.

The chigger season has commenced and will be continued till frost gives the weary scratcher-rest.

D. W. Lipe, Agent of the Cherokee Nation, will be at Caldwell for the transaction of business on July 1st, 1883.

T. R. Johns has almost completed his contract for the rock needed in the construction of the Chilocco Indian Schools.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

We call attention to the Aad@ and special of the Walnut Valley Nursery in this issue.

Ad. Beware of eastern fruit tree men and buy your trees of some reliable home nursery.


We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Andrews, one of Maple City's farmer citizens when he ws in our town last Monday.

Mr. Lou Woodin, Jr., accompanied by his wife and child, was in the city last Monday and returned to the Otoe Agency yesterday.

The roundup in the Comanche Pool was concluded on Monday inst. Cattle are said to be looking well and beeves are improving fast.

Mrs. Davis and Miss Wright, of Springfield, Missouri, are in the city visiting with Mrs. T. R. Johns, of which lady Miss Wright is a sister.

The next meeting of Board of Arbitrators of the Cherokee Live Stock Association will be held at Caldwell on Thursday, July 5th, 1883.

We understand that the social at Mrs. Sleeth's last Friday was unusually well attended and that a most pleasant and social time was enjoyed.

Mr. C. T. Snyder and family, who have been visiting relatives in Illinois for several months past returned to their home in this city last week.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

The new addition to the Leland Hotel will be completed by the 25th of July, 1883.

Mrs. Ferguson, of Otoe Agency, spent several days of last week in the city visiting friends and returned to her Territory home on Friday last.

The boy accused of robbing the fisherman's tent near the Arkansas River bridge was tried before Judge Bonsall and was discharged for lack of evidence.

Mr. J. T. Gooch expects to leave today for Otoe Agency, where he will make his home in the future, having been appointed government trader at that place.

Mr. Gilkey and wife, of Maple City, were in our city Monday last. Mr. Gilkey is one of Maple City's businessmen and while in our city paid us an appreciated call.

The body of Green Wise was recovered last week but a short distance from where he rode into the stream and was buried at Caldwell by Mr. Hodges, a cousin of the deceased.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Mrs. H. Nelson is seriously sick. Mr. Nelson was up from Oakland yesterday to take her mother down to stay with her. We hope the lady will speedily recover her usual health.

Archie Stewart and Mulvane George had a set-to in the Stewart Manse Monday night, but no great damage was done and George jumped the country next day, thus dodging the law.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

The Telephone company yesterday afternoon completed their line to Geuda Springs and for a time quite a lively conversation was kept up between this city, Winfield, and Geuda. Good.

Mr. I. E. Lambert, of Emporia, was in our city Monday on his way home from a hunt in the Territory, where the gentleman had quite an experience as a pedestrian on account of high waters.

All efforts to raise the engine sunk at the Oxford Bridge accident from the Arkansas River proved unsuccessful. It is thought that one of the new spiles [?] have been drive through the drivers of the engine. [WHAT IS A SPILE?]

According to the expression of a recent meeting of prominent citizens of Topeka, it is not expedient to obey the prohibitory law. If this is their belief, no one can accuse them of not living up to their convictions.

Mr. Frank Bearse, representing a clothing house, was in town the last week and reports doing a way-up business. Mr. Bearse is one of the most popular boys on the road and is always welcomed wherever known.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Now that the heated term is here, lemonade is the rage and a good lemon squeezer is a Ajoy forever.@ Such an one is the ALittle Giant,@ for sale by Schiffbauer Bros. Ask for it and you'll get the best weepon in the market.

There will be regular services held in the U. P. Church of this city every Sabbath as follows: Morning service commencing at 11 o'clock and evening service commencing at 7:30 o'clock. J. O. CAMPBELL, PASTOR.

Drowned. We learn by telephone that two boys, sons of S. Gilbert and T. B. Myers, of Winfield, were drowned in the Walnut River while bathing yesterday below the railroad bridge. We could not learn further particulars before going to press.

Burden does not seem to be the happiest place in the world to live judging from a local which says R. F. Burden is afraid to live there, and will sell out and leave if he can, and the house and fence burnings, etc., spoken of in last week's Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

We had the pleasure last week of meeting Mr. W. H. Stanton, late of Scranton, Pennsylvania, who has purchased and improved property and announces himself as come to stay. Mr. Stanton is an attorney at law and we have no doubt will achieve success in the practice of his profession here.

A team and covered hack belonging to J. B. Nipp ran away from the depot one day last week, coming up Fifth Avenue at 2:40 gait, dashing into the trees near J. E. Miller's residence, tearing the top from the hack, and otherwise slightly demoralizing it. The team escaped injury.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

The Oxford city authorities are in a quandary. They have believed Oxford to be properly incorporated as a city of the third class; but the order of incorporation was not recorded by the district clerk and there is no record of the incorporation of Oxford. Who is to blame for this state of affairs, we do not know; but it leaves Oxford, for all practical purposes at least, without a corporation. Press.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

During the storm last Monday night lightning struck a bunch of horses belonging to Lee Clinksdale and Samuel Holoway, which were being held in Comanche County, and killed eight fine animals. Barber County Index.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Conductor James E. Miller, accompanied by Mrs. Miller, Miss Julia Miller, and Miss Fannie Forrester, left on the Thursday train for the East, whither they wre called by the death of a relative.

Mr. W. A. Sunderland, attorney at law, of Mount Morris, New York, was in the city last week upon a business trip, but was not too much engrossed therein but that he could notice the many atttactive features of our thriving city and its vicinity.

COMMUNION SERVICES. There will be communion services held at the First Presbyterian Church of this city next Sabbath morning. Preparation services will be held on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

The new Portable Opera Chairs for seating the First Presbyterian Church of this city have been purchased and are now on the road. This will complete the furnishing of the edifice and make it one of the most commodious and elegant churches in the county.

Smith Winchel of Grouse Creek takes the cake for big corn. He says that the stalks are so big and so high that hogs get lost in the field and imagine themselves in a pine forest and kill themselves rooting for burrs. This accounts for that hog W. W. Irons lost last week, we suppose.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Last Monday the team attached to the Geuda Springs Hack, run by Messrs. Hilliard & Co., became frightened while standing in front of their barn and ran away, dashing up Fifth Avenue and turning into Summit Street, where luckily they were stopped before doing any damage, although one or two narrow escapes were had.

Rev. J. O. Campbell, who was to have arrived in the city last week was delayed on the road by high waters at St. Louis annd Kansas City, and consequently did not arrive in town till Monday noon. Rev. Campbell has been called to the pastorate of the U. P. Church of this city and will be heartily welcomed back by former friends.





Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

S. P. U. The farmers of East Creswell are requested to meet at the Rose Valley Schoolhouse on Saturday evening June 30th, 1883, for the purpose of effecting the organization of a Stock Protective Union. It is hoped that all parties interested will make a point of attending the above meeting.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Dr. and Mrs. Roberts, and Col. and Mrs. Windsor, and son, of Titusville, Pennsylvania, who have been spending several days on their Territory ranche at Willow Spring, returned to this city Thursday last and on Friday returned to their eastern home. Col. Windsor accompanied them as far as Wichita, but has since returned to the city where he will remain to look after business interests.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Last Sabbath was a busy day for the clergy of our city, there being seven distinct services as follows: Morning afternoon and evening services by Rev. S. B. Fleming; morning and evening services by Rev. I. N. Moorhead; afternoon U. P. Services by Rev. Dr. Post; and afternoon Episcopal services by Rev. Dr. Taylor. All of which were attended by large and attentive congregations.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Taxes. Taxpaying time is just past and all who have not paid their taxes should do so at once, as warrants will be issued fater July 10th, which will materially add to the cost of settlement with the county treasurer.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

To Stockmen. All stockmen and farmers interested in the cattle range between the Arkansas River, west to Hunnewell in the Indian Territory, will take notice that a meeting for the purpose of protecting present occupants in the possession of their respective ranges, will be held at McLaughlin's Hall, Arkansas City, Saturday, July 7th, at 2 o'clock p.m. All interested it is hoped will be present. By order of Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Married. From an elegantly printed card now before us we learn that Mr. Lucius E. Norton and Miss Sophie White were united in the bonds of matrimony at St. Louis on the 20th of June, 1883, and will be AAt Home@ after July 1st, at Shaw Avenue Place, St. Louis. At this writing the happy pair are visiting the groom's parents in this city, where Lucius' many friends unite with the TRAVELER in wishing him and his young bride many years of wedding happiness unmarred by the chilling frosts of sorrow and adversity.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Maple City's Fourth. The citizens of Maple City and vicinity have concluded to celebrate the national holiday with becoming honors and in pursuance of this design, the TRAVELER job rooms supplied them with the necessary posters by which to herald abroad the good time to be had at their Fourth of July picnic. The programme includes the usual orations by popular speakers; music both vocal and instrumental; horse, foot, Indian, wheelbarrow, and slow mule races; climbing the greased pole; platform dancing to conclude with a grand dance at night. The grove where the picnic will be held has plenty of shade for all, and everybody, both old and young, are invited to come and help have a glorious time.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

In Memorium. At a service held in the Presbyterian Church last Sunday morning, June 24th, in memory of the late Rev. J. E. Platter of Winfield, the following resolutions were adopted as expressive of the feeling of the church and congregation in this great bereavement.

WHEREAS, It has pleased God, in whose hands are the issues of life and death, to remove from the earth to his heavenly home the Rev. James E. Platter, a missionary to this church in the days of labor and trial in the development of this new country, and a faithful minister of the word therefore;

Resolved, That we the session and members of this church and congregation, cherishing as we have done, a high respect for this servant of God, not only as one who has, by earnest zeal and indefatigable labors, advanced the cause of Christ in our midst, but as one whose conduct has ever been that of a Christian gentleman, do hereby express the deep sorrow which his removal has awakened in our hearts and our kindliest sympathy with our sister church of Winfield, which by this inscrutable Providence has been deprived of his pastoral care, his wise counsels, his earnest labors, and Christian fellowship.

Resolved, That we tender our deepest sympathies to the sorely bereaved family of our departed brother, commanding them to the covenant care of Him who is able to sustain in every trial.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the family of the departed, the church of Winfield, and also our city papers for publication.

By order of congregation.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Board of Arbitrators. The decisions of the Board of Arbitrators of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association held last week at Caldwell will be found in brief as follows.

J. A. Hammers & Co., vs. Northrup & Co.; settled by mutual agreement.

Salt Fork and Eagle Chief Pool vs. Brodadwell & Co. Broadwell entitled to a range of 15,000 acres.

Salt Fork & Eagle Chief Pool vs. The Texas Land and Cattle Company. This was a dispute about water on Sand Creek, and the Board divided the creek equally between the two.

Windsor & Roberts vs. Hodges & Stewart, owing to the absence of the defendants, was continued.

B. H. Campbell vs. Bates & Thompson, continued.

John Love & Son vs. Standard Oil Co., P. Fouts, manager, was next heard. Plaintiff moved for a continuance. Motion refused, and the Board decided that as plaintiff had no tax receipt, or other evidence that they had range privileges, and there being nothing to show that they had a range, therefore, plaintiffs had no rights before the Board. The representatives of the defendants protested against the name AStandard Oil Co.@ It was therefore ordered by the Board that the same should be changed to ARoberts & Windsor.@

Crocker vs. Hollenback was compromised.

P. J. Burroughs vs. Richmond was decided by giving Burroughs a strip of two miles bordering on the Nez Perces reservation.

Colson & McAtee vs. Reese [? Resse ?] & Stoller, continued.

Casteen & McDonald vs. J. W. Hammers [? Hummers ?] & Co., decision that Casteen's range be as follows: Commencing on the State line one fourth of a mile west of the sheep camp on Middle Crooked Creek, thence south to the old Manning & Nicholson fire gaurd; thence west on line of fire guard to Rhodes east line.

M. Blair & Co. Vs. Windsor Bros. Was continued.

Only two appeals were filed with the Board: that of Broadwell against the decision of the Board in the case of the Salt Fork & Eagle Chief Pool vs. Broadwell; the other the appeal of J. P. Richmond in the case of Burroughs vs. Richmond.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.

Pelting Hail. From the Barbour County Index, we clip the following particulars of the storm of last week at Medicine Lodge and vicinity.

The clouds gathered from the north and south and met west of here several miles, and were fast driven by a southwest wind over the town. There was little to indicate a cyclone, and only a heavy rain was anticipated. Scattering drops of rain commenced to fall accompanied by an occasional small hail stone, which appeared to fall perpendicularly; these increased in size, as the wind increased, and gradually the stones increased in size, until the smallest was as large as and about the shape of chocolate drops and the largest the size of hen's egs, and of every imaginable shape. These fell and rebounded like rubber balls, crossing through the windows as if shot from a cannon. Where a window glass was exposed, it was shattered into a million pieces, worse than if crushed with rocks. Every window facing the west inside this town was completely riddled, in many instances the sash being splintered. It would be useless to enumerate the individual losses, for no house escaped. Great holes were knocked in the roofs of the bank building, Orner's, Hess' block, and Sheldon's. Stones weighing five pounds thrown with all human force could not have gone through the roofs as desperately.







Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.


The late storm in the southwestern part of the state killed many young calves and stampeded herds of cattle.

The railroad commissioners have decided that a fraction of a mile cannot be charged as a full mile. If a passenger rides ten and one half miles, his fare would, therefore, be 31-1/2 cents.

Warden Jones, of the state penitentiary, reports the earnings of that institution for the month of May at $9,738, and expenses $7,462, leaving a net profit of $2,276; it being $534 more than any previous month.

Walnut Valley Times: In Crawford County are two tree plantations of 500 acres each. Catalpa is the favorite tree, and is being cultivated for railroad ties by the Fort Scott and Gulf railroad company. A block of 100,000 seedlings planted four years ago range from ten to fifteen feet in height; in circumference the trees range from eight to eleven inches.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.

Oil has been found at Rich Hill, Kansas, said to equal the best Pennsylvania petroleum.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.

Annual School Meeting. At the annual school meeting of District No. 2, held in the High School building in Arkansas City, on Wednesday last, the following represents the business transacted.

The meeting was called to order, Director H. D. Kellogg in the chair. Dr. H. D. Kellogg and O. Ingersoll were the only members of the school board present. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Annual Report of the District Treasurer was read and approved. Annual Report of the District Clerk was read and adopted. Mr. Ingersoll then tendered his resignation as clerk, which was accepted.

The meeting then proceeded to the election of officers. T. H. McLaughlin was unanimously elected Treasurer of the school district for the next three years. Frank J. Hess was elected clerk of Dist. No. 2 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of O. Ingersoll.

Motion made and carried that a tax levy of file mills be made for teachers' fund, and a levy of 4 mills for incidental fund. Moved and carried that the Treasurer receive $10 and the Clerk $25 for services rendered the past year.

Motion made and carried that a tax levy of 6 mills be made for the purpose of raising a fund to be used in providing necessary temporary school buildings.

After considerable discussion on the question of another school building, a motion was made and carried that an election be called to vote $10,000 in bonds to be used for the purchasing of a site and erection of another school building.

It was decided by vote that the next school year be for nine months. Adjourned.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.

The Normal. The County Normal Institute opened last week with about sixty-five teachers in attendance. Prof. Davis, of the State Normal school, acts as conductor, and Profs. Gridley and Trimble as instructors. The work starts off nicely and promises a most prosperous session. The following is a list of those in attendance at present and their grades.

Grade A. Alice A. Aldrich, Mattie Berry, Leander C. Brown, Will C. Barnes, Frank A. Chapin, Laura Elliott, Rosa [? Resa ] Frederick, Anna L. Hunt, D. W. Ramage, Lula Strong, Mary E. Hamill, Silas Overman, Allie Klingman, Fannie M. Mullinlay.

Grade B. Annie [?] Barnes, C. B. Bradshaw, May Christopher, Clara Davenport, Oliver Fuller, Anna Foults, Leota Gary [?], Zella [?] Hutchison, Maggie Herpitch [?], Bertha Hempy, Anna Kuhn, Lewis King, Lilzie [?] Lawson {?], May Rief, Etta Robinson, Ella Roberts, Maggie Seabridge, Lou Strong, Lizzie Burden, May Carlisle, Geo. Crawford, Estella Crank, Fannie Gramman, Ida Hamilton, James Hutchinson, Clara Pierce, Cims [?] Wing, Horace Norton.

Grade C. Carrie B. Andrews, Hattie E. Andrews, Mary E. Curfman, Emma Darling, Lydia E. Gardner, Meddie [?] Hamilton, Lucy F. Hite, Rose E. B. Hooker, Lyda Howard, Ella Kompton [?], Maggie Renny [?], Ida Kuhn, Mary E. Miller, Clara B. Page, Ella Pierce, Laura Phelps, Carrie Plunkett, Caddie Ridgeway, Claudius Rinker, Charles Roberts, Edly Roberts, Anna Robertson, Nettie Stewart [?], Himric [?] Steward, James Stockdale, Minnie Sumpter, Eliza Taylor, Louella Wilson, Lillie Wilson, Kate Wimer, Ella King, Ida Grove [?], Ora Irvin, Emma McKee, Hannah Gilbert, Lizzie Gilbert, Mary Berkey, C. A. Daugherty, Mary Rice, Elfreida White.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.


1. Speers' mill.


3. A. T. & S. F. Depot.

4. V. M. Ayers--Canal Mills.

5. Gemen. [?]

6. Searing & Mead's Mill.

7. A. A. Newman's Store.

8. Winfield.


10. Cunningham & Ayers.

11. Leland Hotel.

12. Capt. Nipp, livery stable.

13. I. H. Bonsall's office.

14. H. P. Standley, residence.

15. Creswell Bank.



18. James Miller, residence.

19. Cowley County Bank.


21. Kellogg & Mowry.

22. J. L. Huey, residence.



25. Public telephone office.


1. Bliss & Wood's office.


3. M. L. Reed's residence.

4. Whiting's meat market.

5. M. L. Robinson.

6. G. H. Shaw & Co.

7. Arkansas City.

8. Dr. W. T. Wright, residence.



11. Adams Express.

12. Court House.

13. Dr. W. T. Wright.

14. J. W. McDonald's office.

15. Winfield Bank.

16. Col. McMullen's residence.

17. Hoosier grocery.

18. C. A. Bliss' residence.



21. A. T. Spotswood.

22. Dr. Green's office.

23. Telegram office.

24. A. H. Doane & Co.

25. Wells & Fargo Express.






31. K. C. & L. S.

32. A. T. & S. F. Depot.

33. Courier office.

34. Reed's bank.

35. City Mills.





40. C. C. Black's residence.

41. Curns and Manser.

42. Millington's residence.

43. D. Berkery's residence.

44. Brettun House.

45. J. P. Baden's store, No. 1.

46. J. P. Baden's store, No. 2.

47. J. C. Fuller.

48. W. P. Hackney's residence.

49. Miller, Dix and Co.'s market No. 1.

49. Miller, Dix and Co.'s market No. 2.

50. W. P. Hackney's office.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.

Drowned. Last Monday, Floyd Gilbert and Fred Myers, nine year old sons of A. L. Gilbert and T. B. Myers, of Winfield, were drowned in the river just below the west Santa Fe railroad bridge. There were no witnesses to the drowning and the fact of their disappearance was discovered by finding their clothes on the bank. In a few minutes after the finding of their clothes, a large number of people were dragging the river for their bodies. Both the little boys were found Tuesday morning in a deep pool about fifty feet below the ford. They were brought up with a seine. Freddie Myers was buried at five o'clock Tuesday evening, and Floyd Gilbert on Wednesday morning. The funeral was largely attended by all classes of citizens.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.

Ad. W. H. STANTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OFFICE ON NORTH SUMMIT STREET, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS. Practices in United States and State Courts. Does business also collecting, insuring, and in land matters.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

The S. P. U. Of Bolton Township will meet at the Mercer Schoolhouse Saturday evening, July 7th, 1883. A full attendance is requested. W. S. VORIS, Secretary.

The next meeting of Board of Arbitration of the Cherokee Live Stock Association will be held at Caldwell on Thursday, July 5th, 1883.

There will be regular services held in the U. P. Church of this city every Sabbath as follows: Morning service commencing at 11 o'clock and evening service commencing at 7:30 o'clock. J. O. CAMPBELL, Pastor.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Today is the Fourth.

Mr. Ed. Grady celebrates at Wichita.

New wheat is being hauled into town.

The county commissioners are in session this week.

Charles Schiffbauer returned from his Territory trip last Sunday.

A. W. Patterson, mine host of the Leland, Sundayed at Wichita.

A. J. Pyburn spent Monday in Wellington attending to law business.

Work upon the new Arkansas River Bridge west of town has commenced.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Read Wyckoff & Son's clothing special.

Ad. BELOW COST. Messrs. Wyckoff & Son desire to inform their patrons they are now selling light Summer clothing at and in some cases below cost. Now is your time for bargains. Give them a call.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

A. J. Pyburn will occupy offices in the new Cowley County Bank building.

There is to be a stock meeting at McLaughlin's hall at 3 o'clock next Saturday.

Col. Windsor, of the Willow Springs, was in our city several days of the past week.

J. C. Pickering, of Ponca Agency, came up to the city the first of the week.

The Cowley County Bank building will be moved away today to make room for its successor.

Mr. E. T. Green, of Pleasant Valley, was in our city Monday last.

The present week will see the completion of the mason work upon the Chilocco Indian schools.

Mr. Ed. Grady, of the Arkansas City Lumber Yard, supplies the bill for the new Leland Hotel addition.

M. L. Robinson, Gen. A. H. Green, and our contemporary, Mr. Ed. Greer, were in town Friday last.

Mr. Dell Plank came up from Jen Clark's ranche last Saturday, and goes East this week for a visit.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

The Post Office will be closed on July 4th, all day, except between the hours of 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.

The agitation of the wire fence has begun again and seems to auger a very unsettled state of affairs.

Dr. Chapel was down sick several days of the past week, but we are glad to see him again making the rounds.

Quarterly meeting will be held at the M. E. Church of this city on Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15, 1883.

Ollie Stevenson is now working on the Silverton Democrat and does not expect to come home for several weeks.

Mrs. W. H. Curtis and son are expected shortly in the city upon a visit to the lady's mother, Mrs. W. F. Benedict.

Mr. Alfred Hawk, who has been in the employ of Stacy Matlack, started East last Monday on a visit to his home.

$30.50 gets a round trip ticket to Santa Fe, good till August 31st. For further information call on your R. R. Agent.

There will be no services at the M. E. Church, of this city, Sunday next, in consequence of Rev. Moorhead's absence.

Mr. Jen Clark came up from his cattle ranche, near Kickapoo Agency, last Sunday to spend the Fourth with his friends.

Mrs. J. H. Hilliard and Miss Clara Thompson left yesterday for Wichita where they will spend the Fourth with friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Rev. Moorhead left for the west last Monday and will probably spend several weeks in Denver before returning to this city.

Our old-time friend, A. A. Jackson, station agent at Seeley, was in the city last week and favored us with a pleasant call.

Rev. J. G. Campbell's initial services at the U. P. Church last Sunday were largely attended both morning and evening.

The Barber County Index says: The sheep men of this vicinity have about finished shearing, and generally report a heavy clip.

At the Acolt show@ last Saturday at Fairclo's stable, for the best colt from ACleveland Boy,@ the premium was awarded to Jim Parr's colt.

Mrs. B. C. Swarts, who has been visiting relatives in this city and Geuda Springs for the past month, returned to her home at Halstead last Saturday.

Work upon the Barber County Round-up commenced last Thursday and the weather proving favorable will be concluded in twelve days from that date.

Capt. Somers, formerly Quartermaster at Cantonment, was in the city Monday, inspecting the corn to be delivered at the military posts by Major Searing.

Geuda Springs has made great preparations for the Fourth and a way up time will doubtless be had. Quite a number of our people will celebrate there.

The lot now occupied by Green & Snyder's real estate agency was sold by the latter gentleman to a Mr. Prichard, of Denver, last week, the consideration being $1,000.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

On and after July 3rd, 1883, money orders will be issued at the Post Office for any amount from one cent to $100, and the fee for orders not exceeding $10 will be 8 cents.

Charlie Coombs, a former typo of the TRAVELER, is back again from New England to remain awhile at home. Charlie will have a good time among his many friends.

Mr. S. Matlack returned to the city Sunday from the Territory, where he had been on matters connected with the tradership at the Pawnee Agency and the quarterly payment.

If you would have your stock looked after by an inspector at Kansas City, you must list all the cattle owned or controlled by you, and pay one cent per head on each animal.

One horse and six head of cattle, belonging to Mr. Boule, were drowned in the Arkansas River about ten days ago while fording during high water, below the mouth of Grouse Creek.

We were pleased to meet Dr. McCoy, of Ponca Agency, while in our city this week. We presume the gentleman came up to celebrate the National holiday in due and ancient form.

Mrs. E. A. McLaughlin yesterday concluded a term of three months school in the Theaker schoolhouse during which she gave entire satisfaction to all in the school district.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

The Board of Arbitrators of the Cherokee Strip Association will assemble at Caldwell, Thursday, July 5th. The Board of Directors will meet at the same place Monday, July 9th.

The mail route between here and Sedan has been discontinued since July 1st, and a new route established between here and Cedarvale, twice a week, via Silverdale, Maple City, and Otto.

Miss Fowler, of the kindergarten school, left for Iowa last week to spend the summer vacation among home friends.

The new time card on the A. T. & S. F. now makes it possible for parties leaving here in the morning to reach Kansas City the same day.

The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stanton has been seriously ill with the flux for several days, but we are pleased to say, under the care of Dr. Wright, it is now on the mend.

We learn that the TRAVELER for last week failed to reach our subscribers at Constant on time, the reason for which we cannot tell, but will use all efforts to prevent a recurrence of the same.

Mr. F. M. Vaughn, wife, and family, of east Creswell, left yesterday for Campton, Kentucky, to revisit the friends and scenes of the old home, and will probably be absent for several months.

Our hot days do not strike strangers very favorably, but the cool nights fully compensate by affording such comfortable sleep as is seldom afforded anywhere else during the summer term.

A. W. Patterson has secured the services of Mr. and Mrs. White to assist him in the Leland Hotel. Mr. White is well known and immensely popular with all the boys on the road. Good.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Messrs. Landes, Beal & Co., our new millers, write that all necessary arrangements have been made fforr putting the machinery into the new mill now in course of construction on our canal.

The Stewart Hoyt concert given at McLaughlin's Hall last week was not well attended for some reason, but the programme was nevertheless ably rendered and afforded a musical treat for all present.

A new time card is in force on the A. T. & S. F.


Accommodations - 7:30 p.m.

Passenger - 12 m.


Accommodations - 3:30 a.m.

Passenger - 2:40


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

As a bareback rider Cal Swarts can't be beaten. Merit will win even under adverse circumstances, and Cal proved himself equal to the emergency on a fiery steed with a reckless river hold of the reins.

[? River Hold ?]

Frank J. Hess yesterday sold to J. C. Duncan the brick building owned by J. L. Huey and now occupied as a billiard saloon. Consideration $2,500. Mr. Duncan intends to remove his stock of groceries thereto.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Col. Windsor yesterday received a telegram from Dallas, Texas, stating that the first of their two herds of 2,000 head each crossed the Red River on the 30th ult., and requesting him to meet them at Hunnewell.

DIED. On Sunday last, of cholera infantum, Minnie, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick, of this city. The funeral took place the same day, the little sleeper being laid to rest in the cemetery east of town.

Manly Capron, with his wife and child, arrived in the city from Otoe Agency, last Sunday, and will spend the Fourth with relatives here. Mr. Capron expects to make his future headquarters at Ponca instead of Otoe Agency.

There was a lawn party at Mrs. W. F. Benedict's residence last evening which was attended by most of the young people of our city who were hospitably entertained by their hostess and of course enjoyed themselves immensely.

We call attention to the professional card of W. H. Stanton, which appears in this issue. Mr. Stanton has had some thirteen years experience in the practice of his profession, and we bespeak for him a share of our people's patronage. [Already typed.]

Charlie Moore, an Otoe chief, writes C. M. Scott offering a reward of $10 each for the recovery of one black and brown horse, 6 years old, and a sorrel horse, with white spot in forehead, 8 years old. The horses were lost from Ponca Agency June 27th.

At a meeting of the members of the Baptist Church in Arkansas City, the following gentlemen were elected trustees of the First Baptist Church of Arkansas City: Wm. Mercer, N. T. Snyder, C. C. Hollister, Samuel Clarke, L. Goff.

Dr. Loyd, of Greensburg, Indiana, spent several days last week in this vicinity, prospecting and admiring the beauties of Arkansas City, etc. The doctor expressed himself as well pleased with our county and town and will probably cast his lot with us in the future.

The Wellington Cattle Company has purchased land in the eastern part of Cowley County for a ranch. It is located among the Flint hills on Spring Creek. They can get good range there on government lands, and bought this land to secure water. Wellingtonian.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Mr. Charles Parker, accompanied by his wife and family, arrived in the city from Sac & Fox Agency, last week. Mr. Parker returned to the Territory Monday last, but Mrs. Parker and children will remain upon a visit to her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Parker, of east Creswell.

DIED. On Monday morning last at Geuda Springs, Miss Lyons, of Geneseo, Illinois. The deceased came to the springs a short time ago, hoping that her complaint, consumption, could be cured, but the dreaded foe had made too much progress and claimed its victim as above.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Quite a little time was had on our streets last Saturday morning by the exhibition of the powers of a traction locomotive kept for sale by Mr. G. W. Cuningham. It was handled with as much ease as a team of horses and when hitched to a loaded Concord coach, afforded a rare treat to a large number of large and small boys.

The new banking firm is to be composed of Messrs. Kerr, Blair, Ewart, and Albright, and will represent a personal responsibility of about a million dollars. They have leased the Page building, which will be occupied until suitable lots for a new building can be secured. The bank will be open for business about August 1. Courier.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Mr. W. W. Wicks, holding cattle west of Willow Springs, on Bodoc Creek, had a bull gore him in the loins last Wednesday, inflicting a severe and dangerous wound. He was untying the bull at the time when it made a lunge and caught him, throwing him ten or twelve feet from where he stood.

AEphriham@ will attend the Fourth and on his return, the citizens will be treated to the latest opera aire, AEmpty is the Cradle,@ being rendered at this writing, from the top of the street sprinkler, is superb.

Miss Eva Dent, who has been in this city for the past year, took her departure last Monday for her home in Winona, Illinois. Miss Dent has made many friends here, both among her music scholars and in society, who are sorry to hear of her going. We understand she intends returning this fall.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

D. W. Lipe, treasurer of the Cherokee Nation, will be at Caldwell, July 1st, to collect taxes for grazing on the Cherokee strip west of the Arkansas River. He will collect for July, August, and September, after that date the Cherokee Live Stock Association will have a control of it.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

DIED. The sudden death of John Henderson, at the Central Avenue Hotel, Monday morning, caused some little comment, as he was well known and equally well liked by all who knew him. The cause of his death was attributed to lung trouble. Thus another Acow-boy@ has passed away, and now lies at peaceful rest where there are no more hard storms to face or hard trails to follow.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

The Walnut River at this place affords the finest swimming of any stream in the State and from the number that enjoyed the healthful exercise last Saturday evening, it seems to be appreciated, as no less than one hundred persons were in the water, and the bus ran to and from the river all evening. One remarkable feature was the display of considerable skill of some of our most prominent businessmen and officers of the city, who proved themselves adepts in the art, by swimming with hands and feet tied together. We believe in encouraging any healthy enjoyment, and surely bathing and swimming is one of them.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

DIED. At the Central Avenue House in this city at 1 o'clock a.m., of Monday, July 2, 1883, John Henderson, in the 22nd year of his age. The funeral took place the same day, and the remains were interred in the South Bend Cemetery in the presence of sorrowing relatives and friends. The deceased has not enjoyed good health for some time past, but no one thought when he came up from the Territory, on Saturday, that the end was so near. Messrs. Barnet & Norton, by whom he had been employed as boss herder for several years, speak in high terms of him as a reliable and diligent hand, while he was invariably liked and respected by all with whom he came in contact and his untimely taking off is much deplored.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Our New Bank. One of the best buildings our city will possess in the near future is the brick edifice of the Cowley County Bank, which is estimated to cost not less than $10,000, and to occupy the site on the corner of Summit Street and Fifth Avenue, upon which their present building now stands. In the following will be found some of the particulars regarding the building, from which it will be seen that the new bank would be an ornament to any town in the State.

The building, which will be 25 x 80 feet and three stories, respectively 9 feet, 14.3, and 12.3 in the clear, is to be constructed of cut stone and Kansas City pressed brick, ornamented by a very handsome galvanized iron cornice and cupola, the highest point of which will be at least 60 feet from the sidewalk. The first, or basement story, will contain two large rooms, well lighted and suitable for offices, in the front room of which will be a fire proof vault. The second or main floor will be occupied by the bank and its offices, which will be elegantly fitted up with all the appliances for the convenient transaction of business, and will be lighted by a number of large French plate and ornamental colored glass windows. The third story will contain seven large office rooms, several of which have already been secured as offices. The contract has been let to Messrs. Smith & Sargent, of Topeka, who expect to commence work upon the same during the present week.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

To Stockmen. All stockmen and farmers interested in the cattle range between the Arkansas River, west to Hunnewell in the Indian Territory, will take notice that a meeting for the purpose of protecting present occupants in the possession of their respective ranges, will be held at McLaughlin's Hall, Arkansas City, Saturday, July 7th, at 2 o'clock p.m. All interested it is hoped will be present. By order of Committee.




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Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1883.

Ad. If you want stove wood, cord wood, or posts, call on Kimmel & Moore.

Ad. FOR SALE. 33 head of young cattle, one almost new mowing machine, hay rake, and grindstone. J. W. Brown, Arkansas City.

Ad. FOR SALE. Span of Black Ponies, good drivers, thoroughly broken and true to pull. Apply to J. H. Sherburne, Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.

Ad. C. G. Furry, six miles northwest of Arkansas City, has one high grade bull to sell yet.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Cucumbers and colic.

Fruit cans are in demand.

Ice cream social tonight.

South Haven will have a telephone.

The M. E. Church tower still goes up.

All box rents are now due at the post office.

Read Kirkpatrick's specials in this issue.

Ad. Full Line New Hats latest styles and best quality at Kirkpatrick's.

Ad. Summer Goods. Now is the time for bargains at Kirkpatrick's.

Ad. Country produce taken in exchange for goods at Kirkpatrick's.

Ad. Full line Pocket Cutlery to close out stock at Cost at Kirkpatrick's.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Read the grain locals of the Canal Mills this week!

Ad. WANTED. Wheat, Oats, Corn, for which highest market price will be paid at Canal Mills.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Cyrus Wilson is now engaged upon the Chilocco schools.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Work upon the roof of the Highland Hall has commenced.

The excavation for the new Cowley County Bank is under way.

The front is now being put into A. A. Davis' new stone building.

Jen Clark returned to his ranch in the Territory last evening.

Caldwell will have an exhibition of farming products next month.

Go to the M. E. Ice cream social at the Central Avenue this evening.

Farmers now say that corn is an assured crop, and a mammoth one too.

Town lots in all parts of the city. Frank J. Hess.

Hank Nelson will make his headquarters in Arkansas City, at least for the present.

Mrs. Zonia Wisdom, nee Miss Hostetter, is in the city visiting with Mrs. R. E. Grubbs.

Miss Ollie Botts passed through the city Monday en route for her father's cattle ranch in the Indian Territory.

There will be no services at the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath day as the seating will not be completed.

Mr. C. M. Green, of Ottawa, Illinois, accompanied by his wife, has been visiting his brothers, Will and E. F. Green.

Wichita is reported to have had a crowd of 20,000 people to celebrate the Fourth, and a way up time is reported.

Our old time friend and subscriber, Jake Rife, was in town this week, shaking hands with his friends of ye olden time.

George Cunningham desires us to inform his patrons Ahe don't know what.@ Won't somebody please call and tell him?

A few sunflowers should be grown near the house, as they absorb the poisonous miasma arising from offensive matter.

Dr. R. E. Bird has our thanks for information furnished regarding the finding of the body of Howard Finley near Kaw Agency.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

A fruit grower says it is a good plan to trim trees high, and pasture orchards with sheep. He prefers it to plowing or mulching.

The new chairs for the First Presbyterian Church arrived in the city last Saturday, and if possible they will be put up in time for next Sabbath services.

Mr. Wyckoff is materially improving his property in the southwest part of town by the addition of a neat porch and other embellishments.

Mr. George Wright was taken sick yesterday. We did not understand what the complaint was, but hope he will be entirely recovered in a few days.

Mr. J. W. Hutchinson, who has been visiting his former home in Ohio for several weeks past, returned to the city last week. We were glad to see him back.

Rev. Fleming filled the Presbyterian pulpit Sunday evening. He is an eloquent, forcible preacher, and his discourses are full of pith and point. Winfield Courier.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

George Cunningham contemplates the erection in this city of a brick store building, 50 x 132 feet, three stories. This is rendered necessary by his increasing trade.

Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Tracey of St. Joe, are visiting with their daughter, Mrs. J. W. Conway. The gentleman will probably return this week, but Mrs. Tracey will make a longer visit.

C. M. Scott returned from Caldwell yesterday, where he has been for about a week watching the sales of stock. He brought back with him one hundred head of cattle and some horses.

Again we call the attention of the city and county authorities to the number of saloons running in our midst in violation of law. Do they propose to do anything to stop this business? Wellingtonian.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Mr. Peter Pearson is much improving the appearance of his residence by the erection of an elegant picket fence. Pete has succeeded in devising a fence that is just a little different from anything else in town.

Wheat is quoted at 80 cents to $1.05 per bushel in Kansas. The latter price is for No. 1 old red winter. New wheat is coming into this market quite lively, and is selling from 65 cents to 70 cents, according to quality. Caldwell Journal.


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DIED. Judge Evans, of Wellington, died suddenly last week of apoplexy. He was stricken on the street and died ere he could be taken to his home. The deceased had been a resident of Sumner County since 1872, and last January completed his third term as probate judge. He was much esteemed by the community.

John Kroenert, of the Diamond Front, has been doing a lively business lately shipping potatoes to Dodge City.

Mr. Ed. Grady, of the Arkansas City Lumber Yard, has secured the contract for the supply of the lumber for the additional 400 feet of the bridge over the Arkansas River west of town. It will take about four car loads of lumber.

A horse race south of town last Monday afforded mush amusement for the b'hoys. It was one of the best loping races we ever saw, that is--yes--that's what those who were present say; we, of course, don't know anything about it.

[loping? Have no idea what they meant!]


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Messrs. Gibby & Endicott's slaughter house burned down yesterday and now Hank's around looking like a deacon and swearing the firms a lost community if their customers don't seddle dose leedle pills righd away. Do'd id.

Dr. Woodward, of Oaklands, Indian Territory, accompanied by his wife and children, arrived in the city last Tuesday. Mrs. Woodward and children went East to spend the summer months, but the doctor returned to his charge in the Territory.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

PRO BONO PUBLICO. The introduction of pure and healthy soda is an immense benefit to the public. D. B. DeLand & Co. were the pioneers of the movement, and they continue to be the leading manufacturers of these goods in the United States.

We were pleased to meet our old friend, Uriah Spray, in the city last Friday. Mr. Spray has been engaged as superintendent of the Indian schools at Sac and Fox Agency for several months past, but has, he now thinks, returned to Arkansas City to stay. Glad of it.

Agent Woodin, the genial agent of Ponca, Otoe, and Pawnee Agencies, was in the city yesterday. His visit was much appreciated as he came to settle the quarterly accounts contracted by Uncle Sam. Before leaving he accepted quite a stock of miscellaneous supplies.

A new law went into effect in Massachusetts on the first of the present month, which ought to be copied on the statute book of every State. It makes it unlawful to sell poultry in the market unless it be alive or fully dressed, with the head, feathers, entrails, and cop removed.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Jim Henderson informs us he will leave in a few days for Joplin, Missouri, where he will make his future home. Jim has been a resident of this vicinity for the past nine years, and we are sure his many friends will unite with us in wishing him success wherever he may cast his lot.

The telephone between this city and Geuda is quite an institution and decidedly convenient. One of the uses it can be put to was illustrated by our veterinary surgeon, C. J. Thompson, who prescribed medicine for a sick horse at Geuda without leaving his stable at this place.

The case of Bryant and Felton vs. J. C. Beeson to recover $30.85 money paid on a note by plaintiffs as sureties, came off last week. It was commenced before Judge Bonsall on Saturday, but a change of venue was taken and the case was decided by Judge McIntire on Monday in favor of plaintiffs.

DIED. In this city on Saturday, July 7th, 1883, Alvah, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Shelden. The funeral services were held on Sabbath afternoon and the remains were interred in the cemetery east of the Walnut. The parents have the sympathy of the community in this their hour of darkness and sorrow.

DIED. On Friday, July 6, 1883, Charlie, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Hunter, aged 12 months and 20 days. The funeral took place the following day, when the little sleeper was laid to rest in the Parker Cemetery.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

There will be a blackberry, ice cream, cake, and lemonade social at the Central Avenue house this evening, under the auspices of the ladies of the M. E. Church, to which everybody is invited. Blackberries, ice cream, and cake 50 cents per couple; lemonade 5 cents per glass. Come everybody and help have a good time.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

DIED. Byron Bowers died this week at Geuda Springs, and was buried at the cemetery in this city today (Thursday). The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Samuel Price at the M. E. Church. Byron was a young man of great promise and an active businessman until attacked by the disease which proved his death. Wellingtonian.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Hon. W. D. Bushhead and others of the delegation that visited Washington to make transfer of western lands now occupied by the Osages and other Indians, for which the Cherokees receive $300,000, returned Saturday evening. This transfer has been officially made, and the money is to be paid out in accordance with the act of the special session of the Cherokee Council, to Cherokees by blood only. Indian Herald.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

We took a trip Friday to Arkansas City--the first for a number of months. The improvement was striking. Through the courtesy of Major Sleeth, we viewed the city from the top of AHighland Hall,@ a splendid new opera house in process of erection. The scenery was lovely. Spreading out at our feet was the little city, with its hundreds of pleasant homes embowered in leafy clouds of maple and cottonwood, while away in the distance the courses of the Walnut and Arkansas, marked by a dark green line through which their waters gleamed like sheets of silver, came crawling along down past the town until the two met below. Back of this were the green prairies, dotted now with a darker spot of waving corn, again broken by a stretch of trembling gold, already falling before a busy harvester. It was a scene which only Kansans can enjoy, and a scene at its best only in our favored State. The city is enjoying a Aboom@ of no small dimensions. Many new residences are going up and new business blocks are being projected. Messrs. Sleeth and Farrar have plans completed for a large and handsome bank. The designs are elaborate and the building will be one of the finest of the kind in the State. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

To Wool Growers. At a meeting of the Wool Growers' Protective Union, or association, held at Winfield, on June 17th, I was requested, or rather instructed, to call the attention of the wool growers of Cowley County to the importance of united, universal, and prompt action to secure our just and much needed protection at the hands of our representatives in Congress. Horace Greeley remarked (when imprisoned for debt in the city of Paris) that he had always been opposed to imprisonment for debt, but never knew just why until now. Many of us have always been in favor of a tariff for protection against cheap labor and wool of other nations as well as for revenue, and like Horace Greeley we now know just why.

The change in the tariff made last winter, reducing the price of our wool from three to five cents per pound, brings the matter home to us. Selling wool at from 12 to 10 cents per pound is not agreeable, to say the least, and I may add unnecessary. There is no question but the wool growers of the United States have it in their power to secure just and discriminating protection at the hands of the next Congress and this can only be secured through a united and harmonious organization, having but the one object in view, and I would most respectfully urge upon every wool grower in Cowley County, and all interested in wool growing, to attend the meeting to be held at the Courthouse in Winfield on the 14th day of July, at which time a committee appointed at the meeting held June 17, will present a constitution and by-laws for the consideration of the wool men who may attend, and I trust none will be absent. EZRA MEECH.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Payne Wants An Injunction. The secretary of war has transmitted to the interior department the following telegram from Gen. Pope.

AFort Leavenworth, June 25. To the Secretary of War, Washington, D. C. David L. Payne has applied to the United States circuit court today for an injunction against yourself and me, restraining us from interfering with his entrance to and occupation of the Oklahoma districts in the Indian Territory. This application brings up for decision the whole question of the status of the Oklahoma district. I sent the papers served on you and myself jointly to the United States District Attorney for Kansas, who requested that we report the facts to Washington, in order that instructions may be sent him. The case needs immediate attention, and I request that the District Attorney for Kansas be telegraphed to at once to attend to the case.@

Secretary Lincoln adds that he has furnished a copy of the telegram to the Attorney General, with the request that he take the necessary measures to meet the application.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Recovered. The body of Howard Finley, the engineer lost at the Oxford Bridge accident, was found by Mr. D. Y. Finney, of Kaw Agency, in a drift in the Arkansas River some ten miles south of the above Agency. The body was fully identified by the articles found upon it, and the authorities of the K. C. L. & S. being notified, a committee consisting of Messrs. Volt and Hildebrand were dispatched for the remains, arriving in our city last Saturday morning when they proceeded direct to the Territory, returning with the body the following day.


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Communicated. GROSE CREEK, July 10, 1883.

Editor Traveler: Thinking a few items from Lower Grouse would be interesting to the many readers of your valuable paper, I will write a few.

The wheat is all in the stack. The acreage is small but the wheat is of the best quality and there will be a large amount of wheat and but little straw. The prospect for corn never was better; the rain Friday night and Saturday coming just in the nick of time to make one of the largest crops ever grown on Grouse.

The Fourth of July has come and gone again. Our neighbors thought it was too far to Winfield, so concluded we would have a celebration of our own near home, and accordingly met at the grove of Mr. Nathan S. Probasco. The exercises of the day were singing; prayer by Rev. Mr. Phillips; Declaration of Independence, read by Mr. Samuel Bone. The orator of the day was Mr. Charles Wesley Phillips, and after the oration had been delivered, the crowd adjourned one hour and a half for dinner. The tables were loaded with eatables of the best quality, plenty for all and to spare. After which a swing was erected for the amusement of the young folks and all who wished to exercise in that way. Adjourned about 4 o'clock, being well pleased with our celebration, and thinking we would meet again in the near future in the same grove to have a Sunday School picnic. The grove is shady and water plenty. LEUMAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

A Bargain Offered. Lawyer Stanton offers the building owned by him on Summit Street next block north from the post office in this city for sale. He will sell it at a price much less than it would cost to buy a lot in the same block and erect a building similar to his, on it. The building which is now used by Mr. Stanton as an office and residence, and which is new throughout, is forty feet in length, and in the main sixteen feet in width; and contains six spacious rooms, two large hallways, two china closets, an attic closet, and an excellent cellar. The main part of the building is brick-lined; the studding is mortise girt about every yard apart; the plastering is of a hard finish and it is weather boarded in addition to being sided throughout. It has been fitted up to be used as a private residence, or as a business place. By removing the folding doors, the main building can readily be converted into ice-cream parlors, billiard hall, an eating saloon, a millinery store, or some such business place. There is a barn on the premises containing three stalls, and other necessary outhouses are also there. Well water is at the door, and all the appliances for a supply of cistern water have been provided.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Clerk of School District No. 2 for the erection of two one-story frame buildings (20 x 60 and 20 x 30) according to plans and specifications, which can be seen at Clerk's office. Said buildings to be completed on or before the 3rd day of August, 1883. Bids will be opened July 16th at 11 a.m.

The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

By order of the Board. FRANK J. HESS, Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Ad. WANTED. Some responsible parties to put up two or three hundred tons of hay in the Territory. Inquire of or put your lowest bids to, J. H. Sherburne, Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 11, 1883.

Ad. TO LET. For grazing or mowing, 160 acres grass, enclosed, 4 miles east of Walnut Mills, good water. F. B. Lane, h. w. City.

Ad. REMOVAL. We expect to remove our stock of Hardware, Stoves, and Tinware into a large store room in a few weeks, and wishing to lighten stock to facilitate removal, offer a special discount on all heavy goods. Our stock is complete in all its details and everybody is invited to call, examine, and save dollars thereby. We handle the Hull Vapor Stove, the original patent and the one that has stood the test for years. Every stove guaranteed. Gasoline in stock by the barrel. Respectfully yours, G. W. MILLER & CO.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 18, 1883.


At Dodge City, Monday evening, a party of five cowboys, well under the influence of liquor, mounted their horses to leave town, and while near the dance house one of them rode his horse on the porch and fired off his six shooter. Two of the others then commenced firing, and at the same time put their spurs to their ponies. The city marshal and his assistant quickly arrived and sent a few shots after them. When about three hundred yards away, one of them fell from his horse. The other two made their escape across the bridge. Upon examination it was found that the unfortunate one was John Ballard, a resident of the Indian Territory, who had just arrived with a through herd from Texas. He was shot through the jugular vein, and was dead when picked up.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 18, 1883.

The Wellingtonian has changed hands. Mr. W. M. Allison has sold the office and business to Messrs. Sam L. Hamilton and Chas. W. Morse, the former a newspaper man of considerable experience, while the latter is well known in Wellington, having served in an official capacity in that city for four years. While we are are sorry to see Mr. Allison retire from the good work he had commenced, we welcome the new proprietors and hope they will be as successful as the former editor. The paper will be conducted in the future, as in the past, in the interests of Republicanism and prohibition.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 18, 1883.

The Comparison of the Old Times and the Present.

The following is a speech delivered by Ralph J. Weeks, a full blood Pawnee Indian boy, at the Agency on June 20, 1883.

AMy Agent, Superintendent, and Teachers of this School and all my other friends.

AMy Indian origin and lack of schools' advantages when younger never developed in me the thought, the power, and eloquence of an immortal Webster or Clay, but I can see that we are passing from the strength of numbers and savagery to higher ranks and the discovery of a new sense to us. As my race approaches extinction, we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, and we obtain knowledge as different from the faith of our ancestry as yours is from ours today. This grows out of contact with you, who are so much more advanced in the arts and sciences and cultured in refinement of thought and expression. These are the attributes of your power over us, and as snow melts under the sun of spring time, so does the Indian of long ago disappear before the advancing hordes of civilization. Your advancement in all that is grand and sublime, and is a feature fixed in your course through time, while our extermination as Indians, the absorption of a weaker by a stronger race, is unchanged, and with each succeeding year an increase of speed hastens us to the tomb of a soon to be forgotten race.

AThese are solemn reflections for me, but the inevitable cannot be changed. These tiny hands and little hearts of the children of my tribe who are now before me are no longer learning war from those who have gloried in blood and scalps, but are sitting in the current that is fast taking them from the shores of rudeness and barbarity soon to be lost in the great sea of human knowledge.

AIt is right; it is best; and the further we have been from the camp and the buffalo ground, the better it seems to be for us. I would not have them stop on the way, but wish to encourage every Indian child within the sound of my voice to press onward. I can now see where I failed to turn my opportunity to the best account when young. I then thought schooling was hard and unnecessary. But let me tell you, my Indian friends, that it has been but recently since I appreciated my little education and felt the need of more. An Indian can have no experience more impressive of the need of an education than to travel, as I did a few years ago, and mingle with the best people of the largest and most populous cities in the country. It was then and there that I first saw the needs of my people and wished that all of you, my Indian friends, could have my opportunity for seeing the ways of a great people. >Press forward, press onward,' children, do not be discouraged; and before you are as old as I am, you will appreciate my litttle advice as you cannot now.

AAnd to you, Mr. Davis, the superintendent of this school, and teachers, and in fact all the employees, permit me to express my pleasure and gratitude for your efforts to advance these children. We have had good teachers before, those whom we have loved as such, but in no instance have I felt so highly pleased and hopeful for the future of my nation as when witnessing these few evenings' exercises by these children as taught them by a Christian people, those who acknowledge their humanity and love their souls, and I would beg of you the continued exercises of patience with the children. Their scope of mind will not compare with yours. They cannot reason from cause to effect, as you can, and they sometimes become impatient in the discharge of duty. Continue to bring to your assistance the patience and courage I have seen you manifest in your tiresome task, and though I, an Indian, tells you so, the Great Spirit, one in whom both you and I confide, will reward you for your labor, if not in this world, in the world to come.


Alias AWarrior,@ U. S. Indian Police.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Summer millinery at cost at Miss L. Mann & Co.'s.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell was over from Geuda Monday.

G. B. Burton is sheep inspector for Sumner County.

The mason work upon the Highland Hall is about completed.

C. C. Black, the genial Telegram man, was in our city Friday last.

Hank Nelson is putting up a residence in the north part of town.

Conductor J. E. Miller is expected home during the coming week.

Billy Arlington Thursday and Friday evenings at McLaughlin's Hall.

Town lots in all parts of the citty and additions for sale by Frank J. Hess.

The old Phenix insures against tornadoes. Frank J. Hess, Agt.

The bottom fell out of the sky Monday afternoon and a moist time resulted.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Farmers, if you want to buy a farm, or sell your farm, call on Uriah Spray.

The number of teachers attending the Normal now in session at Winfield is 127.

Medicine Lodge had a liquor case last week which resulted in acquittal of the accused.

Work upon the permanent repairing of the Arkansas Bridge south of town is now in progress.

The Stewart Hotel was closed last week, but will be opened out again shortly by other parties.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Mr. Frank J. Hess, our real estate man, sold over $20,000 worth of real estate in the past thirty days.

Messrs. Al and Cal Dean, two prominent B. I. T. Stockmen, were in the city several days of the past week.

J. T. Grimes and family have returned from the Territory and will make their home in this city in the future.

Some thirty children will shortly go to the Carlisle school from the Pawnee, Ponca, Otoe, and Nez Perce agencies.

Joe F. White, of the Geuda Springs Herald, passed through our city yesterday on his way home from Halstead, Kansas.

The bonds for building a new school building at Wellington were voted on Tuesday of last week. It will be a $15,000 structure.

Messrs. Reynolds, Doty, and Hubbel have been awarded a license to open an Indian trading store at the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency.

Mr. Love last week purchased the Hoyt property just north of Mr. Benedict's residence on Eighth Street and is now occupying the same as a residence.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Mr. Frank Lorry, one of Bolton's wide awake farmers, has been harvesting and succeeded in cutting, threshing, and getting to market the same day a fine sample of oats.

A meeting of the wool growers of Cowley County was held in the courthouse in Winfield last Saturday, but just what business was transacted we could not learn.

Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, inserts his brand in the Transporter this issue, having learned the value of so doing by experience. He owns quite a herd of cattle and horses. Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

The city council of Medicine Lodge has ordered the construction of certain sidewalks but bids for doing the work are not forthcoming in consequence of the treasury being a dreary waste.

We call attention to the new Aad.@ of Messrs. Fitch & Barron in this issue. These gentlemen carry a full stock of everything in the way of notions, etc., and their large stock must be seen to be appreciated.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

U. S. Indian Inspector Ward, recently appointed from Colorado, is now on an official inspection to the various Agencies of the Territory, and arrived here on Thursday from the Wichita Agency. Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

The Arkansas City Water Power Construction Co. Will commence the erection of a 150 barrel flouring mill upon the canal the first of August and we understand have already contracted to sell it to Messrs. Landes, Beal & Co., who will run it.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

We have now in our office a bough from an apple tree, not over twelve inches in length, upon which are clustered seven large and thrifty apples. They are of the mammoth Pippin variety, and were grown by Mr. J. R. Perry, on his farm two miles east of the city.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Our real estate man, F. J. Hess, has perfected the sale of a block in this city to Messrs. James M. Steele & Co., of Topeka, and the latter gentlemen write they expect to be in the city limits within the next thirty days and proceed to work upon the erection of a por-packing establishment.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Our town was somewhat worked up over a little domestic infelicity that transpired last week, in which a certain lord of creation (?) played anything but a creditable part. We trust the above hint will be sufficient, and though we suppress names this time, shall not feel bound so to do in any future case of the kind.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. Young, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Wood, Miss Keller, and Mr. Beach and Miss Brooks and Mr. Augustine, a double quartette of Wichita's prominent citizens, arrived in this city Saturday last, Sundayed at Geuda Springs, and returned home on Monday's train. We had the pleasure of meeting some of the party, who report having had a very pleasant visit.

Mr. Sargent, while driving from Geuda Springs last Sunday, was thrown from his buggy and dragged some distance, receiving a severe but not dangerous scalp wound. The horse he was driving became frightened, jumped sideways, turning over the buggy and running away, making his entry into town clear of all encumbrances except the remnants of a harness and one shaft.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Judge Christian, former agent of the Home Insurance Co., of New York, has resigned in favor of Frank J. Hess, who now represents it. The Home is the best company in the world and has assets of $7,208,439. It insures against fire, lightning, tornadoes, windstorms, and hurricanes.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

DeLand's chemical baking powder is a strictly pure power. It is made from grape cream tarter and bi-carb. soda only. They manufacture their soda expressly for it, and as it is put together on chemical principles, we claim it has no equal on the market. Try it! Test it! And you will use no other.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Frank J. Hess made the following sales yesterday: W. J. Feagins to Alfred Elliot, 80 acres, $1,200; W. R. Branson to M. Bond, 80 acres, $1,000; W. B. Gibson to W. S. Rhoads, lots, $500; A. A. Newman et al, 5 lots in block 153 to Geo. W. Bean, $110; Frank J. Hess to Geo. W. Bean, 7 lots in block 144, $350; F. J. Hess to J. Hartbaugh, $250.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

We understand that our real estate man, Frank J. Hess, has secured the services of Mr. Uriah Spray to take charge of the land business of his office. Mr. Spray is well and favorably known to our people as a square, straight forward businessman, and being a practical farmer and familiar with all the land in Cowley will, we have no doubt, make a success of this new departure.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Mrs. L. C. Watts last week entered suit against one Jack McKee, who has been working at Ayres' Mill, to recover $8.95, a board and washing bill. As soon as he found he would have to pay the bill, McKee went to Mrs. Watts and tendered the exact amount due her, which she, being ignorant of the law in such cases, accepted and was thus compelled to pay the costs amounting to $3.30 herself.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

The Caldwell Journal makes mention of Phil McCusker being in that place and gives him a deserving notice. He was at this place a few days ago, but few know him. Phil McCusker is one of those eccentric men found on the border alone. For twenty-four years he has been with the wildest Indian tribes of the Territory, during which time he served the U. S. Government in many capacities, being a scout under Gens. Sheridan, Custer, and others. Two years ago he was with Maj. Davis, of the 4th cavalry, that operated at the mouth of the Cimarron.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

G. A. R. The Grand Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic of the United States will be held in Denver, Colorado, commencing July 24th, 1883. Round trip tickets for members of the G. A. R. And their families will be for sale at the ticket office of the A. T. & S. F.

R. R., sale commencing on the 20th and close on the 25th. Ticket for one person $25, and for a party of ten $15 each. Children over five and under twelve half fare. These tickets will be sold only to members of the Grand Army of the Republic who hold a certificate in duplicate bearing the signature of the assistant adjutant general of the State and the signature and seal of the auditor of the Post to which the member belongs.

Smash Up. Messrs. Ed. Rogers and Ed. Chamberlain, of this city, accompanied by two other young men, last Sunday chartered a livery rig from the Mammoth Livery Stable and started out to take in the Geuda Springs. Had they confined themselves to the Springs all would have been well, but instead of so doing it was patent to all who saw them as they started for home that an undue amount of mixed drinks were concealed about them. Sequel: a tip over and demoralized buggy to the extent of $30, and had it not been for the proverbial luck of drunken men, we should have had to chronicle far more disastrous results.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Tornado. Through the courtesy of Mr. De Lesdenier, of Geuda, we learn that a tornado passed south of Hunnewell during the storm of yesterday. The report, telephoned from Geuda by Mr. De Lesdenier was obtained from a man who, while traveling with his family, said he saw the tornado coming and took refuge with his family in a cave and thus probably saved their lives. He saw two inhabited houses blown down and says the storm was terrific, hailstones of immense size falling. Our informant had not heard of any casualties occurring to human life at the time of going to press.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Skipped Out. Cicero Beason, who has been in the employ of Capt. Nipp as hack driver, came over from Geuda on Monday last at the usual time; but when he should have been ready to return in the afternoon, could not be found. By telephone to Geuda it was found that he had in his possession moneys amounting to $114.50 entrusted to him to deliver, which he had failed to give up and it was at once surmised he had taken leg bail. Inquiries developed the fact of his being seen going towards the Walnut on foot, and Capt. Nipp and Johnny Breene are at this writing in pursuit.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.


1. Speers' Mill.

2. Hilliard & Co. Livery Stable.

3. A T & S F depot.

4. V. M. Ayers--Canal Mills.

5. Geuda.

6. Searing & Mead's Mill.

7. A. A. Newman's store.

8. Winfield.

9. Leland Hotel.

10. Cunningham & Ayers.


12. Capt. Nipp, livery stable.

13. I. H. Bonsall's office.

14. H. P. Standley, residence.

15. Creswell Bank.

16. Democrat Office.

17. A. A. Newman, residence.

18. James Miller, residence.

19. Cowley County Bank.

20. Matlack, store.

21. Kellogg & Mowry.

22. J. L. Huey, residence.

23. H. P. Farrar, residence.

24. Traveler office.

25. Public telephone office.







Arkansas City Traveler, July 18, 1883.

Ad. The Cowley County Telegram offers three premiums at the coming fair. Ten dollars and one year's subscription for the fastest walking work team to farm wagon. Three dollars, first premium, and two dollars second premium for the best letter of one hundred words to the Telegram written by a Cowley County boy or girl not over fifteen years old. For further particulars, see the Telegram.

Ad. Summer Millinery at Cost. White goods, China, Flowers, Feathers, etc., in order to make room for Fall Goods. Miss L. Mann & Co., South Summit Street.

Ad. PUBLIC SALE. On July 23, 1883, at 10 o'clock a.m., I will offer for sale at my farm 2-1/2 miles east of Arkansas City the following property: Fifty head of hogs; Seven head of cattle; One horse; Twenty-three acres growing corn; Five hundred bushels, more or less, old corn; Three wagons; Two sets of harness; Farming implements; Household and kitchen furniture. Terms made known on day of sale.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 25, 1883.


A cyclone struck a section of country in Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Saturday afternoon, destroying in its track wheat fields, fences, and everything in its course. No estimate can as yet be made of the damage.

There are 250 inmates of the insane asylum at Topeka.

The state agricultural report for June places the wheat crop of 1883 at 26,701,439 bushels, or a loss from the crop of 1882 of 7,241,959 bushels. With the spring wheat added, the crop is 27,956,555 bushels, or 7,778,281 less than was raised in 1882. The quality is so good that the price realized for the crop will probably equal that of last years.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 25, 1883.

H. H. Siverd announces himself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Cowley County, subject to the action of the Republican convention.

The above named gentleman in this issue announces himself as a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Cowley County. The Captain was a gallant soldier on the side of the Union in the late war and is chuck full of pluck and courage, and having had a long experience in the duties of the office while acting as under Sheriff, has fully proved his capability for the position. Should he receive the nomination, we have no doubt but that he would be elected by a large majority.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 25, 1883.

COMMUNICATED. An Evening at an Indian Agency and Its Pleasures. PONCA AGENCY, INDIAN TERRITORY, JULY 21, 1883.

Ed. Traveler:

Increditable as it may seem, life at an Indian agency even, is not a drear monotony at all times, as will readily be attested by the many invited guests at Mr. Joe Sherburne's pleasant residence last evening. The occasion was an informal party given by Mr. and Mrs. Sherburne and the latters charming sister, Miss Locksley, and presided over by them in that cordial manner so peculiarly their own. The evening was spent in social chat, with vocal and instrumental music and dancing, and not the least enjoyable feature of the evening's entertainment was the bountiful collation of delicious cakes, lemonade, and confectionery, to which your correspondent, for one, did ample justice. The guests were Major and Mrs. L. E. Woodin, Kendall Smith and wife, Mr. Geo. Beard, wife, and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Standing, Mr. and Mrs. French, son, and daughter, Mr. Ben Cooper, Miss Constance Woodin, Miss Eva Woodin, Miss Birdie Woodin, Master Lynn Woodin, Dr. McCoy and wife, and Mr. Peter Brogan, of Ponca, and Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Davis, of Pawnee Agency.

The company dispersed at a little past midnight, all voting the occasion most enjoyable. X.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Kansas has now over 1,000,000 inhabitants.

Miss Clara Thompson returned to the city last week.

The roof was put on the new Davis building yesterday.

Candidates have been rather numerous around town in the past week.

M. G. Troup, of Winfield, was in the city Friday last on the Beason trial.

Mr. Barnett shipped twelve cars of cattle to Kansas City last Monday morning.

Mr. A. A. Newman starts for the East today to purchase goods for the fall and winter trade.

The contract for erecting the temporary school buildings was let to Canfield & Tate for $1,122.

Mr. J. C. Dorman, of Dexter, was in the city last week.

Our old time friend, James Kelly, passed through the city yesterday on his way from Geuda Springs.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Mr. Ed. Grady, of the Arkansas City L:umber Yard, will supply the lumber for the new mill now going up on the canal.

Rev. Mr. Henderson filled the Presbyterian pulpit last Sunday evening and delivered a very interesting discourse.

Mrs. Holmes, of Wichita, arrived in our city last Saturday and will probably stay this week, visiting Mrs. J. W. Hilliard.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Cowley County shows an increase of population from March, 1882, to March, 1883, of 2,008. Present population of the county is 22,516.

Miss Mary Meigs, who has been visiting Miss Angie Mantor the past week, started yesterday for her home in Anthony, Kansas.

The Republican convention will be held Saturday, September 1st, 1883, and the primaries are expected to be held the Thursday previous.

There will be preaching at McLaughlin's Hall next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m., and 8 p.m., by Rev. Henderson, a Baptist minister of Illinois.

Mrs. C. C. Wolf and sister, Miss Awalt, of Rochester, Indiana, arrived in our city yesterday on a visit to their sister, Mrs. James Ridenour.

We are pleased to state that from a private letter we learn that Mrs. I. H. Bonsall is improving in health and hopes ere long to return to her home.

DIED. At her residence in Creswell Township, on Tuesday, July 17th, 1883, Mrs. Jennie Rothwell, aged 31 years.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

A. P. Dorsey and Jim Baxter gave exhibitions in bicycle riding to the amusement of a crowd of spectators at Geuda Springs last Sunday afternoon.

Mr. J. H. Rash, of Harvey Township, was in the city last week looking up the political situation. Mr. Rash expects to be a candidate for the office of Register of Deeds this fall.

The survey for a railroad from Rosalia, Butler County, will commence next week. Mr. Hill with Mr. Moorhead as head surveyor, and a party of men from this place start for Rosalia next Monday.

Geo. W. Cunningham has sold his present business house, and intends to commence the erection of a new building, 50 x 100 feet, opposite his present place of business. See his Aad@ for inducements to farmers.

Ad. FARMERS, ATTENTION! Having sold my present store building, and made arrangements for the erection of a business house, 50 x 100 feet, three stories, opposite my present stand, I WILL UNTIL DECEMBER 1, 1883, OFFER BARGAINS To save removal in Implements, Wagons, Buggies, Etc. G. W. CUNNINGHAM.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Mr. G. W. Prater, of Walnut Township, was in the city several days of the past week talking to the boys and looking up the political lay of the land, with a view to his serving the dear people in the capacity of sheriff.

The Arkansas City Lumber Co. Has come to the front and put up a large building at their yards, which will be used for the storage of the celebrated Gem City lime, of which they always keep on hand a large supply.




Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Last Monday's train brought in A. W. Berkey and wife, of Kansas City, who are here on a visit to his many friends. They started to Salt City Monday afternoon to visit his parents. We understand they will remain about two weeks.

Ed G. Gray, one of the TRAVELER's old-time standbys, came in from Kansas City yesterday. Ed. Is not as well in health as we could wish to see him, but otherwise is just the same as he ever was. We tender him the freedom of this print shop.

A herd of through Texas cattle were driven along the State line last Tuesday week, and the stockmen and farmers have fears of the result. The grass was wet and the ground damp; however, and it is hardly probable that any disease will be contracted.

The new chairs for the Presbyterian Church of this city are now in position and are a most decided improvement on the old style. They are arranged with a view to comfort and afford the congregation a chance to see the speaker from all parts of the edifice.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Col. Pollock came up last week from his stock ranch, 12 miles northeast of Ponca Agency, on the east side of the Arkansas River (one of the best ranges in the Territory). The Colonel looked as though he had been roughing it, and makes a first-rate looking cowboy.

Mr. J. B. Splawn of Silverdale Township, last Saturday, laid upon our table a number of large, luscious peaches, fully ripe and as toothsome as could be, which were raised on his farm. Mr. Splawn is always one of the first to the front with his good things, and we are always glad to see his smiling countenance enter the office.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents on Wednesday,

July 18, 1883, by Rev. W. H. Harris, Mr. James Henderson and Miss Mary L. Wright, both of Cowley County, Kansas. The many friends of both bride and groom unite with the TRAVELER in wishing them a long and prosperous voyage on the sea of matrimony.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Mr. Fred Ballew and Miss Minnie Anderson, Mr. Ed. McMullen and Miss Carrie Anderson, Mr. Fred Weaverling and Miss Laura Elliott, Mr. O. B. Taylor and Miss Lizzie Burden, a party of Winfield's young men and fairest ladies, were in the city last Sunday and took supper at the Leland. They came from Geuda in the afternoon, and drove back to Winfield by moonlight.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

[BEESON OR BEASON]...THE NAME OF THIS INDIVIDUAL IS NOT CLEAR! SOME ACCOUNTS STATE BEASON...SOME BEESON. Cicero Beeson, who, it will be remembered, abscounded last week with moneys belonging to his employer, Capt. J. B. Nipp, was captured about five miles from Osage Agency, Indian Territory, by Messrs. Nipp and Breene, and brought back to town. His preliminary examination was waived before Judge Bonsall on Friday, and he was bound over to the next term of court. Bail was fixed at $500, which we understand was furnished.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

We were very pleasantly surprised last Saturday at receiving a visit from Mr. F. A. Gobe [? Could be Cobe ?] and niece, of Weston, Kansas, who have been visiting relatives at the hub. Mr. Gobe was our nearest neighbor, and four miles away at that, when we were a home-tender and used to break prairie and talk poetry to the patient ox, and this visit afforded us a pleasant opportunity to talk over the events of ye editor's first year this side of the herring pond.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

MARRIED. Mr. Wm. M. Parr and Miss Nancy Branson, of Cowley, were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony on Tuesday evening, the 17th inst., by Rev. Fleming. The happy couple were married in a rather romantic way, by sitting in their buggy in front of Mr. Fleming's residence, and as soon as the ceremony was performed, drove away thinking it was better to ALet not the marriage of true minds admit impediments; love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.@


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

James Cady, representing Greenfeldter & Rosenthal, boot and shoe house of Chicago, Illinois, was here last week for the first time. In addition to being a traveling man, Mr. Cady is a fine artist, and an adept in pencil sketching, having performed considerable work for Harper's Weekly and Scribner's Monthly, under the marks off J. C. He is an old friend of C. M. Scott's, having taught school in Cadiz, Ohio, and boasts of thrashing C. M. More times than he has fingers and toes, and don't think now he gave him enough.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

POLAND-CHINAS. Charlie Hilliard and C. M. Scott purchased from Stewart & Co., of Wichita, one male and two female thoroughbred Poland-China pigs, weighing about 30 pounds each, for $80, and had them expressed to this place, where they are being cared for in the most approved style. They are said to be the best stock in the country; the male pig being sired by ABlack Jack,@ registered 779, owned by C. W. Jones, Richland, Michigan; with dam AGarfield,@ No. 957, owned by A. C. Moore, Canton, Illinois. C. M. also has a fine blood Jersey Red.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

We were shown the plans of the new fair buildings this week at the superintendent's office, drawn by S. A. Cook. The main building will be 50 x 50, two stories high, with two wings 30 x 50. The wings only will be constructed this year. The structure is on the Gothic order and will be very handsome. The fencing in of the grounds is rapidly going on and is constructed of barb wire nine strands high; the posts are of oak and sunk three feet in the ground; the eighth wire runs along the top of the posts, the ninth wire being carried by iron stanchions placed between each post. To beat this fence you will have to dress up in an iron suit. The general entrance gates will be in the southeast corner of the grounds, opposite Riverside Park entrance. There will be another gate in the southwest for the convenience of people living in the west and the reception of stock and general exit purposes. The ticket office will be located in the southeast corner at the general entrance. Telegram.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

BURGLARY. Attempted Safe Robbery. Our city was thrown into quite a ferment last Wednesday morning by the discovery that the grocery house of Schiffbauer Bros. had been entered and the safe opened. The thief or thieves are supposed to have entered by the transom, and the manner in which the safe was drilled, two holes being made and the combination of the outer door broken, proves that an adept handled the tools. Beyond scattering a few of the papers on the floor, nothing was done or taken; and as the inner or burglar proof door defied their efforts, the funds could not be reached. No clue as to the criminals has been found, but quite a number of suspicious characters had been around town for several days. There was nothing of value in the safe to speak of at the time and the reason that prompted the attempt is hard to imagine, assuming that the job was put up by old hands who have generally some booty in view before undertaking such an affair.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Perry House. This new house will be open for business about August 1st, by Mr. H. H. Perry, of Marshall Town, Iowa, at the stand formerly known as the Stewart Hotel, now undergoing repairs, which in connection with the large and commodious brick building now nearing completion, belonging to A. A. Davis, promises to make it a first-class hotel. One of the most prominent features of this new hotel is the two forty-foot sample rooms for the accommodation of drummers. Mr. Perry is a hotel man of considerable experience and we predict for him a fair share of the city and traveling patronage.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

A $500 Accident. An accident resulting in the loss of some 250 head of sheep occurred at Scott & Topliff's sheep ranch last Sunday. It would seem the sheep were crossing a small creek as was the usual custom when they became frightened and piled up and before anything could be done, the above number had been trampled to death.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

School House Petition. A petition to call an election for the purpose of building a new school house in this district was carried around last Monday and a sufficient number of signers secured. The petition calls for a building to cost $10,000, payable in $1,000 bonds, paying $1,000 a year from 1884 to 1894.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Frank Swarts came up from Pawnee Agency last night, where he has been clerking for several months in the trading store of Mr. S. Mat-

lack. He expects to return in a short time and open up a hog ranch.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1883.

Ad. Girl Wanted to do general work in a small family. Apply at Eddy's Drug Store.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 1, 1883.


Work on the new Indian school building at Lawrence is progressing finely. It is understood that all money matters and arrangements generally are now in such shape that the work can be carried through to completion without any delays.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 1, 1883.

We announce the name of Capt. J. B. Nipp as a candidate for the office of County Treasurer of Cowley County, subject to the action of the Republican nominating convention.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 1, 1883.

The Cherokee Nation will hold an election next Monday. The principal officers to be chosen are a Principal Chief and an Assistant Chief. There are two parties in the Nation, one called the National party, the other Union party. The first has for its candidates Hon. D. W. Bushyhead, the present incumbent, and Hon. R. Bunch. The second has nominated Hon. Charles Thompson and Hon. Charles Rogers. The National is the progressive party in the Nation and as during the past four years, Mr. Bushyhead has managed its affairs with great success, we presume he will be reelected.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 1, 1883.

Sioux Sun Dance. The Chicago Times' Rosebud Agency, Dakota, special says the annual sun dance of the Sioux Indians occurred July 25, at the camp near that place, fully one thousand savages being present from all parts of the reservation, and a number of white visitors. Fifteen warriors entered for the dance, having fasted four days before entering upon it. The bodies of all these were frightfully lacerated according to the usages of the tribe, attesting the game qualities of the participatnts. It is probable that this is the last time these cruelties will be permitted, as a strong effort will be made to have the government interdict the barbarous practice.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Read Kellogg & Mowry's specials in this issue.

Ad. ICE COLD. Keep cool by drinking soda water at Kellogg & Mowry's Drug Store.

Ad. SAVE MONEY by buying your Drugs and medicines at Kellogg & Mowry's.

Ad. DRUGS. Kellogg & Mowry are keeping a better stock and selling cheaper than anybody.

Ad. MACHINE OILS. The best can be found at Kellogg & Mowry's.

Ad. PAINT. Cheapest place to buy at Kellogg & Mowry's.

Ad. Sealing Wax at Kellogg & Mowry's.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Grass beeves were never looking finer at this season of the year.

Read Fitch and Barron's sewing machine special in this issue.

Notice. Sewing Machine Contest. At the sewing machine contest at the Commercial Hotel last week, the Improved White was awarded superiority for simplicity, light running, and noiseless qualities over the Silent No. 8, Davis, Domestic and Household. For sale by Fitch & Barron at Dollar Store, Winfield, and at Arkansas City. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilky, of Maple City, were in our town last Monday.

Belle Plain is to have a new bridge across the Ninnescah at a cost of $2,000.

Mr. and Mrs. King Berry are at present making their headquarters in the city.

Judge E. S. Torrance and A. T. Stewart, of Winfield, were in the city on Monday last.

Judge Pyburn leaves today for Harper County, where he expects to remain several days on legal business.

R. E. Grubbs is again on the road representing the Huggins Cracker & Candy Co., of Kansas City, Missouri.

Forty-four transients registered at the Leland Hotel last Monday and it was not an extra good day either.

Mr. A. Hawk has resumed his position in Matlack's store after a month's absence at his home in Pennsylvania.

Will Stewart, of Bolton Township, was in the city last Monday and says crop prrospects are simply immense.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Mr. Tom Mantor has been down sick for several days, but we were glad to see him on the streets again yesterday.

During the heated days of the past week, it was well to realize that a nice pick [? Do they mean ice pick ?] could be bought at Schiffbauer Bros.

Mr. Emerson very kindly and characteristically says that a weed is a plant whose qualities have not yet been discovered.

The Democratic County Convention is called for August 25th, 1883, and the primaries will probably be held August 18th.

The railroad depot at Halstead was destroyed by fire last week, said fire supposed to have been caused by explosion of a lamp.

Mrs. Holmes, who spent most of last week in the city with her friend, Mrs. Hilliard, returned to her home at Wichita lst Friday.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

The telephone between this city, Hunnewell, Caldwell, and Wellington was to be in good working order by today, August 1st.

The Showalter Mortgage Company, of Wellington, has been organized with a capital stock of $100,000, and was granted a charter.

It is estimated that Medicine Lodge pays out over $40,000 per year for freight. Railroad companies will bear this fact in mind.

Peter Pearson has added a telephone to his furniture establishment. His patrons at Geuda and Salt City will make a note thereof.

August Lorry, Bolton's genial trustee, has been rather an institution around town while superintending the repairs on the south bridge.

We were real sorry to learn of Dr. R. E. Bird's sickness, but hope that it will not be serious and trust he may soon regain his usual health.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

A large number of cattle have recently died of fever in Harper County. The people there are becoming alarmed at the spread of the disease.

Cap Siverd, of Winfield, was in the city Monday last en route for Bolton Township, where he had law business that needed his attention.

Mr. J. W. Gooch, U. S. Indian trader at Otoe Agency, was in the city several days of the past week, returning to the Territory on Monday evening last.

Our city marshal, Oldham, is doing good work in our midst and letting a few of the hoodlums around town know that they cannot follow the dictation of their own swee will.

DIED. On Tuesday, July 24, 1883, of brain fever, Frankie, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Francisco, aged 1 year and 11 months. The funeral took place the following day.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Mr. Stacy Matlack starts for the East today, where he goes to purchase his fall stock of dry goods, clothing, etc. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Matlack and children, who will visit relatives in Iowa.

Mrs. M. H. Theaker and family have once more taken up their abode with us after a lengthened visit to former friends in Ohio. Miss Mary Theaker will teach in our schols the coming year.

One of the workmen upon the Highland Hall had one of his thumbs nearly torn off by a rope last Thursday. The case was attended to by Dr. Reed and the injured member will be restored to usefulness.

Mr. John Kroenert, of the Diamond Front, started for Kansas City last Friday on a business trip, for which the TRAVELER office fitted him out with the neatest and most elegant lot of Abusiness cards@ the heart of bachelor could desire.




Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Herman Godehard, the old reliable baker and grocer, started up the road yesterday upon a several days' trip to the leading towns between this point and Atchison. It is a purely business trip and as such, we hope may be a decided success.

Mr. Geo. Walker, a well known and popular former stockman of the Indian Territory, was in our city last week. George has been in the sheep business in Arizona, but will make his future headquarters in this section of the footstool, devoting himself to stock interests. The gentleman looks none the worse for his trip and in other respects is his same old self.

The bridge across the Arkansas south of town was permanently repaired and the floor relaid this week and from this time on we trust no further inconvenience will result from the late accident.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

MARRIED. By Rev. S. B. Fleming, at the residence of Mr. A. A. Wiley, in this city, on Thursday, July 26, 1883, Mr. Charles Galloway and Miss Mary J. Woods, both of Maple City. May happiness attend them during their life's journey.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Mr. W. G. McDowell, of Fairburg, Illinois, and Mr. J. F. McDowell, of Maple City, favored us with a short call yesterday. These gentlemen are interested in the stock business, having about four hundred head on their ranch southeast of Maple City.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

The firm of Thos. E. Berry and Bros., of Shawneetwon, and other points in the Indian Territory, has been dissolved by mutual consent, I. K. Berry retiring. The business will be conducted as heretofore under the firm name of Thos. E. Berry & Bro.

Dissolution Notice. The firm of Thos E. Berry & Bros., of Shawneetown and other points in the Indian Territory has been dissolved by mutual consent, I. K. Berry retiring. The business will be conducted as heretofore under the firm name of Thos. E. Berry & Bro. July 1883.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

A large portion of the Baking Powder sold is fearfully adulterated. A strictly pure Baking Power is made of two articles only, viz: Bi-Carb. Soda and Grape Cream Tartar. No other ingredients can be found in DeLand's Chemical Baking Powder.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

There will be a Sunday School picnic and convention held in William's grove, Bolton Township, August 14, 1883. All schools and everybody within reach are invited. Bring your baskets well filled and let us have a pleasant time. By order of Tp. Association.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

We are glad to welcome to our city Messrs. Landes & Beal, our new millers, who last week took up their residence with us. Mr. Landes is accompanied by his wife and family, and is now occupying as a residence the Davis property on Central Avenue near the M. E. Church.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

The interior of the Highland Hall is rapidly undergoing a change, the mud being slung around in a lively fashion. We shall be glad to see this building completed as the store rooms are badly needed by our merchants who at the present writing are inconvenienced for lack of room in their present quarters.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Geuda Springs is not getting good any too fast if we may judge from the fact that a billard hall is kept in full blast on the ground floor while the gospel is being dispensed to thirsty souls in the upper room on Sundays. This certainly looks a little like the millenium story of the lion and the lamb.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Davidson have the tenderest sympathy of our citizens in their profound bereavement, at the loss of their babe. Three times has Death laid his icy fingers on a household pet and snatched it away from these doting parents. Verily, Awhat I do you known not now, but thou shall know hereafter.@ Wellingtonian.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

There will be a farewell social at the M. E. Church and parsonage on Monday eve, August 8th. All the friends of Rev. Moorhead are especially invited. By order of Ladies Aid Society.

Rev. I. N. Moorhead returned from his western trip last Saturday and took his congregation by surprise by preaching his farewell sermon the next day. We understand the reverend gentleman has received the call from a western and a more remunerative charge; and while we regret to lose him from our city, yet hope the change may be for the better and success attend his work wherever he may be called to minister.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Messrs. Allen & Braggins have secured the contract for the painting of the Highland Hall in this city and of the Indian School building just completed on the Chilocco south of town in the Indian Territory. This firm is one of the best in the county, employing none but good workmen; consequently, work turned out by them is always first-class. We are glad the contract for painting our Highland Hall has been awarded to them.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

The police record for the past week shows the following cases disposed of.

Harry Hill, for disorderly conduct, fined $2 and cost, amounting in all to $8.

Sam Hammond, for disorderly conduct and riding on sidewalk, fined $4 and cost, making $9.50.

Charley Stewart, for disorderly conduct, fined $1 and cost; total, $5.50.

Orman Rroscoe, for fast riding on street, fined $1, and cost; total, $5.50.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

We took a walk to the new Arkansas River Bridge last Sunday and were surprised at the progress made; the structure being more than two-thirds way across the stream at that time, and at the same rate of working, its completion may be looked for by the end of the week. Its convenience to parties living west of Arkansas City cannot be underrated and consequently it cannot fail of bringing a good thing to the city as well as the county, a mutual benefit indeed.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

The following is what our State law says with regard to the observance of the Sabbath. Every person who shall either labor himself or compel his apprentice, servant, or any other person under his charge or control, to labor or to perform any work other than the household offices of daily necessity, or other works of necessity or charity, on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not exceeding $25. Dass. Comp. Laws, ch. 31, sec. 255.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Our State Library has acquired a treasure in a copy of Audibon's Birds of America. It contains 360 plates, colored after nature. It is now a very rare book. Audibon published about 100 copies, which sold for $1,000 each. This copy is said to have been bought for $160. The work is complete in nine volumes, and the volume containing the colored engravings is about five feet long and three and a half feet wide, with a thickness of about three inches. It is elegantly bound, and finished, and the engravings of birds are all life size, being colored true to nature.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

In this week's issue we announce J. B. Nipp as a candidate for the office of Treasurer of Cowley County. Capt. Nipp is an old soldier and one of Cowley's pioneer settlers, having pitched his tent within her border in 1870; and since that time has taken a lively interest in the prosperity of his adopted home. As a businessman, Capt. Nipp has proved himself a success, thus demonstrating his ability to discharge the duties of the office he seeks. We refrain from further comment, Capt. Nipp being too well known all over the county to need any recommendation or puffing at our hands.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Col. F. M. Tracy, St. Joseph's efficient postmaster and manager of the Daily Herald, has been spending the past week at Arkansas City, Kansas, visiting his daughter, who lives there, Mrs. John Conway. Mrs. Tracy is spending the summer with her daughter, and the Colonel could not resist the tempting pleasures derived from a week's sojourn, rusticating in that picturesque frontier country, where one's cheeks are fanned by the gentle zephyrs by day, and his slumbers rendered akin to a dream, equaled only by the first waking of a maiden's heart, as the songs of the cowboy and coyote echo in the Anear beyant.@ Unless the Colonel returns with a sun burned face, a broad brimmed white hat on his head, a pair of Indian moccasins with beads all over >em on his feet, a Texas spur on his right ankle, and a rested smile playing o'er his honest countenance, he will have failed to acknowledge his appreciation of the beauties and sublimity portrayed by the emblems of that beautiful, though somewhat crude section. Grip.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Eccentric Bullet. A bullet shot from a Winchester rifle in the hands of one of the cooks at the Central Avenue Hotel killed the cat at which it was aimed, passed through the board fence, glanced on the stone sidewalk, and crossing the street, entered the residence of Dr. Alexander, passing over the heads of Dr. and Mrs. Alexander, struck the middle wall, and rebounding from that in an opposite direction, struck a picture, and fell at the Doctor's feet. All which goes to prove that if a bullet is backed by a sufficiency of conserved energy, it is an uncertain quantity and not at all desirable to have tearing around in the quiet of the family circle.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Trouble on the Range. Reports come to us to the effect that parties have been killing sheep and driving stock off the range of Roberts & Windsor, on Willow Creek south of Arkansas City. Tuesday afternoon Mr. Fouts, manager for the above firm, received a telegram that a party of men had driven the stock off the range. If these re-ports are correct, the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association will be compelled to take some action for their own protection, for the reason that if lawlessness of that kind can go unpunished in one single instance, it will be but a very short time before others will suffer, and the fact of being a member of the Association, will be no protec-tion whatever. It would seem now, that if the Strip is made a part of the U. S. District of Kansas, there should be some way of punishing those who commit depredations upon the property of persons occupying the Strip in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States and Cherokee Nation. If not, a range on the Strip is not worth a song, and if any man undertakes to hold one, he will have to do so through force. No argument is necessary to show that if such a condition of affairs is brought about, the Strip will become a strip of terror, where no man's life or property will be safe for a single moment. Caldwell Journal.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Hymeneal. MARRIED, on Tuesday, July 31, 1883, at the residence of the bride in Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. John Kroenert, of Arkansas City, Kansas, to Miss Sloma May Beck. The bridegroom is one of our youngest businessmen, but he has earned for himself an envied position in society, and his many friends will heartily welcome him and his bride to the social circles of our town.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Old Soldiers Reunion. At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fair Association, arrangements were made with a committee from the G. A. R. for a grand reunion of old soldiers in the Southwest to be held here during the fair. The Association will furnish a camping ground, fuel, and ammunition for a sham battle, free, and admit all old soldiers and their families during the four days of the fair at 50 cents each for adults, 25 cents for children under 18 and over 12. These tickets admit at all times during the four days of the fair at a gate provided especially for them and under control of the G. A. R. It is thought that fully five thousand old soldiers will be in attendance and one of the biggest times in the history of the county will be had. A barracks will be built in the Fair Grounds Park and everything put in pleasant shape for their accommodation. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Ad. BIDS WANTED. Persons wishing to put in bids for all or part of my store building can see the plans at my store after Thursday of this week. C. R. SIPES.

Ad. BUREAUS. A carload of Bureaus only will be here in a few weeks and in order to make room for them, I will offer furniture at astonishing low prices till that time. P. Pearson.

Ad. To Sportsmen. Just received a large assortment of Guns and Sportsmen's goods at Stedman Bros.