[From Wednesday, October 3, 1883, through November 28, 1883.]

H. P. STANDLEY, Editor & Publisher.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 3, 1883.


The water-works at Winfield are completed.

New corn is coming into Caldwell and is pronounced first-class in all respects.

There are only two saloons running at Hunnewell at present. The city government raised the fine to $100.00 per month, and the two most disreputable were forced to close their doors. The two remaining ones are compelled to close their doors on the Sabbath. There are two marshals that are paid $100.00 and $75.00 each per month to maintain order in the town, and affairs are running smoothly at present.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 3, 1883.

The aesthetic Sitting Bull has for some time contemplated embracing the faith of the Catholic Church, and the ceremony of receiving this illustrious chief was to have taken place at Fort Yates last week; but when it came to relinquishing the embraces of one of his wives for the cold comfort of priestly sacraments, the anxious seeker objected. He evidently prefers a double allowance of bliss in this world to taking any chances on a future that requires the halving of his present connubial joys.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 3, 1883.

Thanks to the admirable management and the general response of the farmers, our county fair, which closed last Friday, was a complete success. Our people have a better idea now of the resources of this county, and the display at the fair will doubtless give them new energy resulting in still greater success next year. After seeing what we can do in the way of raising stock and farm products, we are firmly of the opinion that it is good to be a resident of Cowley County.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 3, 1883.

Attempted Train Robbery. DODGE CITY, Sept. 29. The Acannon@ ball on the A., T. & S. F. was attacked at Coolidge by a gang of cowboys, and the engineer killed outright and the fireman wounded so that he lived but a few hours. The conductor was shot at several times, but escaped injury. The express car was attacked, but the messenger repulsed them. A posse of men are in hot pursuit of the robbers, and a desperate battle will no doubt ensue when they are overhauled.

The body of John Hilton, the engineer killed in the attempted robbery, was brought here this morning. He leaves a wife and four children, who reside here.

Deputy Sheriff Mathers, Nelson Carry, Bill Combs, and others went from here in a special train, and are now in pursuit. The robbers are heavily armed. Parties on the train say they can be identified if caught. Fadle, the fireman, was shot in the mouth, the ball coming out behind the jaw, making a most terrible wound.

On finding the train aroused and themselves likely to be worsted, the robbers beat a retreat, having failed to secure the treasure which they were after. Superintendent Patch, of the Wells Fargo express, received a dispatch from Messenger Peterson confirming the story as already sent.

LATER. Three cowboys have been arrested and brought here on suspicion, but have not been fully identified.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 3, 1883.


BIG AD. There are Lots of People In this world, and it takes Many Thousands of Articles To satisfy the craving appepite. There is no doubt but FITCH & BARRON, The General Notions men, come about as near to having everything wanted in this world as mortals can. If you want anything, don't waste any time, but come at once to THE GENERAL NOTION STORE.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

AD. L. LACOSTA, Neuchatel, Switzerland. JEWELER, WATCH MAKER, AND PAWNBROKER! Store Opposite Postoffice. Am prepared to do all repairing and manufacture any place of a watch or clock required.

Will shortly have an elegant stock of JEWELRY and other goods in my line. CALL AND SEE ME.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

BIG AD. H. H. H. Highland Hall Headquarters. FOR Clothing, Dry Goods, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Furnishing Goods. Do not fail to call and get our prices. Everything new and of the latest styles, and will be sold at bed rock prices. Remember the place, in HIGHLAND BLOCK, ONE DOOR SOUTH OF McLAUGHLIN BROS. GROCERY. NEW FIRM, NEW GOODS, NEW PRICES. J. C. LUSKY & CO., ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

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 brrand will be rewarded. P. O. Address, Arkansas City, Ks. Ranch at Willow Springs, Indian Territory.

AD. N. W. PARLIN, Horse ranch brand HP connected on right shoulder. Road brand small Z on left hip. P. O. Address, Arkansas City, Ks. [Rest of last line obscured.]

AD. STAR LIVERY AND FEED STABLE. J. H. HILLIARD & CO., Proprietors. DAILY HACK TO GEUDA SPRINGS. Passengers Carried to All Parts of the Country at Reasonable Prices. Special Attention Given to Boarding Stock. Stable on Fifth Ave., Arkansas City, Ks. C. G. THOMPSON, VETERINARY SURGEON.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

How about Winfield's magnanimity in base ball now?

If you want a $20 oil stove for $12, call at the TRAVELER office.

The weather seems to be doing a heap of blowing the past few days.

ABeek-a-Boo@ by telephone is a treat enjoyed only by a select few.

Henry Asp and wife took dinner at the Leland Hotel last Sunday.

Anthony has a sugar company for the manufacture of sugar from sorghum.

Go to the entertainment tonight at McLaughlin's Hall. It will more than pay you.

Mrs. Smith, of Quincy, Illinois, has been visiting her friends, Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Chapel, the past few days.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Geo. Wright made the best record in the base ball game at Winfield last Friday--six runs and no buts.

Music, vocal and instrumental, through the medium of the telephone, has been quite the thing of late.

The new operat house will be opened next Saturdy night. Get a good seat, then get a good girl, then go and have a good time.

The theatrical company now in our city are giving us a series of excellent performances and deserve to be largely patronized.

Mr. Harry McConnell and wife, of Kansas City, spent a few days with their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schiffbauer, last week.

Mr. Granville Hixson [? Hixton ?], from the talismanic state of Ohio, is visiting friends of this city, with a view to making this vicinity his permanent home.

The Leland had thirty-five extras for dinner last Friday, so great is the rush of travel to this city. It was a poor day, too, for the Aterminus.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Miss Fannie Skinner, teacher at the Otoe school, spent last Sunday in the city visiting friends and returned to her scholastic duties the following day.

MARRIED. On Sunday, September 30, at the residence of I. H. Bonsall, justice of the peace, Eugene F. Randolph and Martha Vickery, of Bolton Township.

A party from East St. Louis has rented the building formerly occupied by Shelden & Speers, and aftger building an addition to it will put in a stock of groceries.

Adam Walck, candidate for treasure on the anti-monopoly ticket, says he will be faithful to the trust reposed in him. This lifts a great burden from our mind.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

There will be five tickets in the field in Cherokee County this fall. It may seem superfluous to add that there will be no corn husked in that section until afger the election.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

From the actions of some of the people in this town who attend the shows, we are constrained to suggest that they might feel more at home within the confines of a barbed wire fence.

For sale, at this office, a four-burner oil stove with oven and all attachments. Has been in use but two months. Cost $20 and will take $12. This is a bargain. The above is as good as new.

It is to be hoped that the audiences in the new opera house will show more respect for themselves and the performers than did the mob at the Burton entertainment last Saturday night.

Mr. O. Ingersoll and wife returned last Saturday after a protracted visit to friends in the east. Our genial agent looks much improved by his holiday, whereat his friends are exceedingly glad.

Mrs. Humphrey and Mrs. Lynch, of Larkin, Kansas, have been visiting the past week with the family of Mr. Eli Young, of West Bolton. The ladies left for their home on yesterday's train.

The candidate for sheriff of this county on the great and all-sweeping anti-monopoly ticket comes out in a card in last week's Plaindealer, styling himself a Amonopoly ridden son of toil.@ This is hard luck.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Dr. J. T. Shepard and wife left last Monday for St. Louis, whither they went for the purpose of visiting the exposition. Before returning to the city, they intend to visit Louisville and other points.

Messrs. Landes & Beall's granary burst open one day last week owing to the foundation giving way. But little grain was lost, and the damage is now repaired and the gentlemen are buying wheat as usual.

Through the courtesy of J. W. Patterson, our new livery man, we took in the town last Saturday, and while passing rapidly along the streets were most forcibly impressed with the material prosperity of our city.

Mr. John T. Gooch, United States Indian trader at Otoe, was in the city last Saturday and Sunday. The TRAVELER office furnished the gentleman with an elegantly printed lot of stationery for use at his store.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

The average anti-monopoly man in this county has about as much business to him as the Irishman who took a contract for $1 and let it out for $1.25, on the ground that it was worth twenty-five cents to boss the job.

Our jeweler, Jas. Ridenour, has telegraphed to Chicago for a supply of opera glasses, for the accommodation of the audience at the opening of Highland Hall next Saturday. They can be rented for the evening for a small sum.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

The anti-monopoly candidates are now coming out in their new-born Winfield organ explaining that they have just learned through the aforesaid medium of their nomination. This is about the only intimation they will get, too.

Our streets were literally crowded with teams the greater part of the past week. It is a common remark that Arkansas City is doing more business than any town three times its size in Southern Kansas, and the beauty of this statement lies in its truth.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

More Base Ball. The return game of ball between the Winfield club and the Actives, of this city, was played on the fair grounds at the county seat last Friday, for the championship of the county. It will be remembered that some two weeks ago the whole-souled athletes of Winfield gave our boys the game Ajust to encourage them,@ after which the visiting club was entertained at the Leland Hotel at the expense of the home nine. For the game of last Friday, great preparations were made by the Winfield nine, five new players from the county at large being obtained to make the defeat of our boys more crushing. They fought hard, and the following table shows the wonderful success attending their efforts.


ACTIVES. Wright, Gage, Stevenson, McNulty, Coombs, Shelden, Hilliard, Baxter, Godfrey.

WINFIELD. Davis, Williams, Clarke, Phraner, Foster, Bangs, McMullen, Austin, Sherman.

Five minutes after the game there wasn't a Winfield ball player to be seen, and our boys made a Dutch treat of it and took dinner at the Brettun. Before supper Mr. Williams, captain of the county seat club, their best player and a perfect gentleman, came around and redeemed Winfield's reputation for hospitality, and the rival ball tossers separated with the best of good feeling prevailing.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

The Union Square Theatre. Mr. Harry Smith, business manager of Waite's Union Square company, is in the city making arrangements for the grand opening of the Highland Hall on Saturday next, with one of the best companies on the road. They are greeted with complimentary press notices everywhere, of which the following from the St. Joseph Gazette is a fair specimen.

AThis is the second visit of this troupe to our city, and, by the way, they have become favorites with our people. Mr. James R. Waite is prince in his line and knows how to cater to the desires of the amusement going people. Cora Neilson, the leading lady, will ever receive a hearty welcome from our people, who are ever ready to give tribute where merit demands. Her repertoire is good, consisting of some of the leading productions, and with a clear perception of her several roles, portrays them with lifelike vigor, together with her clear pronunciation and a strong melodious voice, she captivates her hearers, and at once becomes a favorite with them. Mr. Jay W. Carner [? Garner] is a whole team and the wagon thrown in, and for a pure, square, unadulterated laugh go and see him, and we wager you will get it. The balance of the troupe is composed of meritorious actors, genial ladies and gentlemen. The military band are musicians of the first order. >Uncle Reuben Lowder' was produced last evening, for the second time in this city, to a large and appreciative audience.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

The Burton Family, an itinerant variety troupe, gave two performances in this city last week to rather indifferent houses. Their entertainment consists of plantation sketches, farces, recitations, etc., and possessed many points of excellence, though it is undeniable that a majority of the company are out of their element when on the stage. Mr. Ed. Murphy was good in his rendition of plantation negro life, and his dancing was better than could be expected from the quality of music furnished him; his support was also very inferior. The ladies need more practice in stage movements and singing, which may give them sufficient confidence in themselves to appear to a better advantage. Whatever may have been the defects of the company, however, they were honest in their endeavors to please, and certainly were entitled to better treatment than they received at the hands of some our citizens. People should remember that if they don't like a performance, they can get up and go out. They have no right to make it disagreeable for those who may desire to stay, especially when ladies are among the number. We trust better order will be secured next time.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Johnston & Hill received a car load of furniture this week, the first complete car load that was ever seen in this county. A car load of furniture is not quite as large as the Brettun house nor quite as big a show as Cole's circus, but it is something enormous, nevertheless, and a small show in itself. Telegram.

We congratulate our county seat neighbors on this near approach to metropolitan proportions in their business affairs, but at the same time would beg leave to set them right on a point of minor importance. Our old reliable furniture man, P. Pearson, has only received ten complete car loads of this useful commodity this year, much of which has been jobbed out to Winfield parties. Two more car loads are now on the way, and if your present mammoth supply ever runs out, Peter is ever ready to Alend a kind, helping hand to the poor.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Notice to Teachers. The southwestern division of the Cowley County Teachers' Association will be held at the High school building in this city, commencing on Friday evening, October 13, and closing the following day at 12 o'clock noon. All wishing to attend from the country will please notify Miss Albertine Maxwell, vice president of the association, so that arrangements can be made for their entertainment. The full programme will be published next week.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Messrs. Patterson & Hoffman have opened out a new livery stable on West Fifth Avenue in the old Fairclo building, which they have fixed up in good shape and stocked with first class turnouts. We bespeak for the firm a share of our people's patronage.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Trial Docket for the October Term, 1883.

Cowley County District Court, to be held on and from October 2.


State vs. Frank Manny.

State vs. Jacob Case.

State vs. Charles A. Cooper et al.

State vs. John Askens.

State vs. N. B. Lagle.

State vs. Grant Dover et al.


John B. Mann vs. J. D. Burt et al.

Hackney & McDonald vs. Bolton and Creswell Townships.

Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Co. Vs. Peter Thompson et al.

Harrison Harrod vs. Moses Harrod.

Chicago Lumber Co. Vs. Bolton and Creswell Townships.

N. S. Burnham vs. M. O. Burnham.

J. J. Clark vs. J. Rice et al.

Ellen Reihl vs. Joseph Likowski.

John S. Johnson vs. J. M. Boyles.

M. S. Mann vs. Adam Mann.

In the matter of assignment of I. L. McCommon.

Houghton & Speers vs. James Harden, county treasurer.

L. C. Harter vs. Harriett A. Pratt et al.

M. L. Robinson vs. C. C. Pierce et al.

Matthew Chambers vs. Peter Myers.

Isaac White vs. James Gilkey.

Mary Lowe vs. William Gould et al.

Joseph Merric vs. A. C. Williams et al.

Third day.

R. C. Haywood vs. C. M. Scott.

G. P. Wagoner vs. Frank W. Finch.

A. C. Cronk et al vs. W. R. Constant.

Joseph Likowski vs. J. M. Alexander.

Samuel Alexander vs. H. N. Chancy et al.

W. H. C. Potter vs. O. P. Barr et al.

Mrs. J. J. Nodine vs. J. E. Conklin.

John McIlrath vs. M. S. Sturgill et al.

Bard & Harris vs. J. B. Corson.

James Hughes vs. James Burden, county treasurer.

M. G. Troup vs. A. A. Davis et al.

In the matter of petition of James Hughes.

S. R. Mercer vs. A. B. Henthorn.

W. D. Larmore vs. R. J. Dyal et al.

Edgar Smith vs. T. A. Wilkinson, et al.

William L. Hands vs. Calvin Ferguson.

John D. Pryor vs. Malinda Clay et al.

A. D. Wear vs. S. E. Shermerhorn et al.


Timothy B. Sweet vs. J. E. Conklin.

Bliss & Wood vs. William H. Colegate.

W. S. Mendenhall vs. Barbara L. Sheel.

Joseph O'Hare vs. Travelers' Insurance Co.

J. H. Watkins vs. George W. Ballou et al.

J. E. Mansfield vs. H. P. Mansfield et al.

M. Brettun et al vs. M. J. McGree et al.

R. R. Conklin vs. M. H. Wintrhow et al.

R. R. Conklin vs. N. C. Driggs et al.

David Hood vs. Jacob W. Nesley et al.

R. R. Conklin vs. Wm. B. Winthrow et al.

Mahala T. Covert vs. Enoch G. Willett et al.

Nancy J. Sicks vs. John N. Sicks.

C. M. Scott vs. Catharine Burger.

Daniel Grass vs. P. H. And J. M. Cole.

Irene Bailey vs. James M. Bailey.

Bernhard Geiser vs. Antonia Daleschall et al.

Warder, Bushnell & Glessner vs. H. E. Noble.


J. B. Johnson et al vs. C. C. Harris.

G. W. Slaughter vs. P. S. Burress et al.

Charlotte K. Robinson vs. Samuel Clemm.

Chicago Lumber Co. Vs. Emma Chenoweth et al.

Joel O. Mack vs. L. C. Harter et al.

Evaline White vs. John White.

First Presbyterian Church vs. M. J. Manning.

Marie P. Peirson vs. D. W. C. Bellville.

Ira Stout vs. Allen Whipple.

Henry Hansen vs. Joseph Davis.

C. C. Butterfield vs. David Jay et al.

A. H. Green vs. William H. Dunn.

Olive E. Dabney vs. P. K. Dabney.

Melvina Stocking vs. Horace Sterling.

Della Lee vs. Cy Wright.

Emily V. Lane vs. E. J. Lane.

J. J. Callison vs. Lucy J. Callison.

Elizabeth McQuain vs. N. A. Baldwin et al.


Wm. V. Christy vs. Amanda Christy.

Hannah Kimmel vs. T. J. Kimmel.

G. I. Johnson vs. H. H. Siverd.

J. P. Johnson vs. H. H. Siverd.

Ezra Milks vs. Jane Milks.

Mollie Burke vs. William Burke.

Susan A. Thomas vs. John W. Thomas.

Harrison Harrod vs. David C. Beach.

J. L. Byers vs. H. Green et al.

J. M. Hooker vs. R. R. Phelps.

F. A. Drummond vs. A. A. Drummond.

Hartford Life Ins. Co. Vs. Frank M. Woodruff et al.

Hartford Life Ins. Co. Vs. Jacob Crites et al.

R. R. Conklin vs. E. W. Hanning et al.

R. R. Conklin vs. James M. Baker et al.

R. R. Conklin vs. George W. Denton et al.

S. M. Jarvis vs. C. C. Rockwell.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Williams Dramatic Company. AThe Litttle Duchess@ was presented last Monday night by the above company to a crowded and very enthusiastic house. From the opening to the close, the interest in the characters was unabated, and the frequent rounds of applause and close attention told how admirably this excellent company had succeeded in their endeavors to please. Particular mention is not necessary where the merit is so general. All the characters are good--the winsome, light-hearted, and persecuted ALittle Duchess,@ whose actions remind us much of Lotta's AMusette;@ the virtuous, lovelorn AMiss Stubbs;@ the irresistible APeter >Robbins;@ the lawyer and villains,--all are equal to the parts assigned to them and displaying stronger talent than is often seen outside our largest cities. AFanchon@ with Miss Malie Williams in the leading role, was given last night with equal satisfaction, giving still greater proof of the strength of the company. Tonight and tomorrow night close their engagement in this city, and we trust they will be as satisfactory as were the two preceeding evenings.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

A Serious Accident. Last Friday while Mr. Allen Ayres, of this city, was out hunting with his cousin, Mr. Davenport, near the latter's farm about twenty-four miles east of here, the two gentlemen met with a rather severe accident. They were driving a horse that had never been in harness before, and some part of the harness coming unbuckled, the horse became restive and began to jump and soon to kick and Abuck.@ Mr. Ayres jumped from the wagon with his gun in his hand; but a sudden plunge of the horse threw him on the wheel and headlong to the ground, breaking his left arm and utterly demolishing the gun. Mr. Davenport jumped from the opposite side of the wagon with the same result, except that it was not fully determined whether his arm was broken or only very severely strained. Mr. Ayres has good medical attendance, and with no bad luck will soon be able to attend to his regular mill duties. Such is the wish of his many friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Political Meeting. T. H. Soward and other speakers will address the voters of Silverdale Township at the Silverdale schoolhouse on Monday evening, October 8, 1883, at 7:30 o'clock. This is the opening speech of the campaign. Voters come out and bring your wives and children. L. J. DARNELL, Chairman, Township Central Committee.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Grandma Hartsock returned from Colorado yesterday, and is now staying in town visiting with Ira Barnett. We received a nine pound turnip and some mammoth potatoes from Jasper Hartsock, the same being specimens of what Colorado can do in the way of vegetables. They are too large for insertion this week, but we'll tell all about them in our next.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

A most pleasant little party was given at the residence of Mr. Charles Schiffbauer last Friday evening to a few friends of Miss Lillie Chamberlin. Dancing was indulged in, and during the evening some excellent music, vocal and instrumental, was furnished by Mrs. Smith, of Quincy, Illinois, and Mrs. McConnell, of Kansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

W. B. Roberts, E. T. Roberts, and J. H. Windsor, of Titusville, Pennsylvania, widely known throughout this section as proprietors of the Willow Springs stock ranch, some eighteen miles south of this city, were in the city yesterday, leaving in the afternoon for Willow Springs.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

We call attention to the new Aad.@ of L. Lacosta, in this issue. Mr. Lacosta has opened up a jewlry and watchmaking and pawnbroking establishment opposite the post office and will also have a large and elegant stock of jewelry to which he invites the attention of our people. [ALREADY TYPED UP AD.]


Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.

Ad. Get your Oysters and Celery at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Ad. Fine Confectionery, Nuts, and Oranges at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Ad. You can get a Lunch at all hours at the St. Louis Restaurant.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 10, 1883.


Cowley County Democrat: A number of farmers in Bolton Township claim that their corn will average 75 bushels to the acre.

Cowley County has a populaton of 25,516, an actual valuation of $16,600,000, an assessed valuation of $3,581,145, and an indebtedness of $178,500.

Winfield Telegram: In many localities wheat is already up sufficiently high to cover the ground, and in some instances farmers have already commenced to pasture their wheat.

Winfield Courier: Mr. D. M. Emery, of Pleasant Valley, tells us of a seventeen acre piece of wheat which looked so puny last spring that he was in the notion of plowing it up, but having plenty of land besides for other crops, he let it stand. He thresehed the field last month and got twenty-seven bushels per acre. This is only one of the numerous resuults of this extraordinary summer.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 10, 1883.



SEALED PROPOSALS, endorsed AProposals for the Construction of an Industrial School Building at the Wichita Agency, Indian Territory,@ will be received at this office until 12 o'clock, m., Friday, October 26, 1883.

The building is to be of brick, which are to be furnished by the Indians delivered on the site of the building.

Complete plans and specifications of the work can be examined at the office of Haskell & Wood, Topeka, Kansas, and the Eagle at Wichita, Kansas, and Journal at Kansas City, Missouri.

Separate bids are invited for the building complete, and for the building excluding the painting and plastering.

The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, subject to the approval of the secretary of the Interior. The right is, however, reserved to reject any and all bids if deemed for the best interest of the service.

The building must be completed and delivered within six months after the approval of the contract.

CERTIFIED CHECKS. Every bid must be accompanied by a certified check upon some United States depository, for at least five percent of the proposal, payable to the order of the commissioner of Indian affairs, which check will be forfeited to the United States in case any bidder receiving an award shall fail to execute promptly a contract with good and sufficient sureties; otherwise to be returned to the bidder.

The contract will provide for three payments, two of which will be made at such stages of the work as will fully protect the United States; the last payment to be made when the building is completed and accepted.

H. PRICE, Commissioner.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Col. Pollock was in the city last week.

Miss Ellen Finney returns to Winfield today.

Mr. Irving French, of Ponca, was in the city yesterday.

Mr. Landes left on the train yesterday morning to be absent a month.

The Whiting boys, of Winfield, were in the future great last Saturday.

The second story of the new mill on the canal will be finished this week.

Lorgnettes are all the rage now. For the AFrench Spy@ though, we wanted a field glass.

We are sorry to learn that several members of J. T. Gilbert's family are down with the ague.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Mrs. J. E. Miller and daughter, Julia, and Miss Fannie Forester returned to this city last Saturday.

Captain C. G. Thompson is absent attending the reunion of old soldiers at Leavenworth this week.

Several Aperfect loves of opera bonnets@ were seen at the opera house during the eventful opening.

Fred Whiting, of Winfield, was in the city Saturday, on his way home from the Territory, where he had been buying stock.

Dr. Wright commenced the erection of a dwelling house on North Summit street last Monday. Good for the doctor.

We received an appreciated call from Mr. John N. Florer, of Osage Agency, one day last week as he was on his way to Lawrence.

The stone work now being done on the new mill is the first really good and substantial masonry we have seen in this vicinity.

Work upon Dr. Wright's new house on North Summit street still progresses and it will not be very long ere it will be completed.

Mr. J. N. Gooch, of Otoe Agency, has been in the city for the past two days, we presume to take a look at the new Highland Hall.

There will be meetings held at the Presbyterian Church of this city on every Sabbath morning and evening at the usual hours.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Dr. Z. Carlisle and wife, of Bolton Township, leave this week for a visit among their friends at their old home in Gambier, Ohio.

Mrs. John W. Conway returned last Monday to her home in this city from St. Joe, Mo., where she has been visiting relatives and friends.

Mr. J. H. Sherburne was up from the Territory last Monday, we presume for the purpose of going to the show first and afterwards to Kansas City.

Mr. W. B. Kirkpatrick has purchased from Mr. S. Hoyt the Channell residence property, and will renovate and improve for his own occupation.

Charley Parker, now of Pawnee Agency, has been in town for the past few days. If Charles is doing as well as he looks, he ought not to grumble.

Mr. Charles Parker, of Pawnee Agency, was in the city Saturday last in charge of an Indian freight train. He left for the Territory the same day.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

We call attention to the new cattle brands of J. N. Florer, of the Osage Nation, and of the Berry Bros., of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, which appear this week.

AD. J. N. FLORER. Cattle Brands: F E[E on side] on both sides and circle on jaw. F on both sides and circle on jaw.

Horse Brand: J E on left shoulder.

Ranch in Indian Territory; P. O. Address, Kaw Agency, I. T.

AD. T. E. BERRY & BROS. (Geo. Berry in charge.) P. O. Address, Shawneetown, Indian Territory, or Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory.

Cattle Brands: Cross and bell on left side.

Young cattle brands: With cross and bell on botth sides.

Old stock: B cross on right side and cross bell on left side.

Other brand: bow and arrow on right side.

Horse Brand: Cross bell on left shoulder.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Mr. B. F. Childs, the gentleman who lately purchased Mrs. Gray's property, arrived from Kansas City last week. It is his intention to build as soon as possible.

Mr. H. H. Arthur, of Ponca, last week placed us under obligations by sending several brace of young prairie chickens, which were duly enjoyed.

Major L. E. Woodin and his son, L. E. Woodin, of Otoe, arrived in the city last Sunday to superintend the loading of a train of Indian teams with supplies for the various agencies.

We are awfully sorry for our most ridiculous blunder of last week, but it serves to convince us the more strongly that we are liable to error, especially when speaking of proper names.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

We are glad to see our old friend and subscriber, A. J. Gilbert, once more on our streets. Jack had quite a bad spell of sickness, but we trust is now on the high road to permanent recover.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

The Winfield base ball club were again beaten by the AActives@ of Arkansas City, at the fair last week. It seems that they have a pretty active club at the terminus, after all. Courier.

That's whatever we have.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Rev. S. B. Fleming and family returned from their Eastern trip last week. We hope the vacation has been beneficial to them all, and that they return to their Kansas home and labors strengthened and invigorated.

Mr. A. N. Bell, of Maple City, paid us a pleasant call last Monday. The gentleman was on his way to Richwood, Ohio, for a visit and desired us to send his paper to him while there, which we shall do with pleasure.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Searing & Mead have contracted to supply the A., T. & S. F. Railroad with forty cars of gravel per day for one year, to be used for ballasting the road bed. This will give employment to quite a number of hands through the winter.






Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Marshal Oldham is putting an addition and porch to his residence in the west part of town as well as improving the same in other ways. The house as it now appears is suggestive of home comfort and is one of the cosiest residence properties on the townsite.

Our old friend and subscriber, Mr. A. Fuller, of Maple City, gave us a short but pleasant call one day last week. The gentleman has quite a large and well stocked sheep ranch in the southern portion of the county and we are pleased to note that he is prospering in the business and is firmly persuaded that Kansas, and especially southern Cowley, is a good place to live in. Call again.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Mine host of the Leland has a heart that beats for the poor and rich alike and knows no class. Race, color, or previous condition of servitude cuts no figure with A. W. Patterson, and he would just as soon see a negro in the gallery at the opera house as to sit there himself.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

The chief engineer of the Atlantic and Pacific railroad writes

C. M. Scott from Vinita, Indian Territory, that the road is just completed to the Arkansas River and four miles beyond to a stock yard, and that the work will now be suspended until spring, when it will be resumed.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

We understand that Mr. H. M. Bacon and Miss Mattie Mitchell are to be united in the bonds of matrimony today at the residence of the bride's parents at Lafayette, Indiana. Both bride and groom have many friends in this city who will unite with us in wishing them many years of wedded happiness.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Messrs. Atwood & Hendricks, who have rented the store room just south of Highland Hall, which they will occupy with a stock of clothing and groceries, arrived in the city last week. Their goods are purchased and have been shipped several days. We are glad to welcome these gentlemen to our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Our old time friend and former townsman, Dave Finney, was in the city last week shaking hands with his many friends. Dave favored us with a short call and in talking over old times and friends, helped us to pass a pleasant time, which we hope may be a forerunner of many such in the future.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Mr. F. Bohle, of St. Louis, sends for the TRAVELER, which we shall forward with much pleasure. The gentleman was formerly Inspector of Indian affairs at this point and while on his business trips made lots of friends, who would be glad to welcome him again should pleasure or business ever call him to the city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, near Stonewall, Colorado, on Sunday, September 16, 1883, by Elder Dodd, of Trinidad, Mr. Harry Graham and Miss Lillie Hartsock. The young couple have the best wishes of friends in this vicinity for a long and happy life, to which the TRAVELER office says amen.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Joe Hoyt is once more with us after a two month's trip to Nova Scotia prospecting. Joe says he traveled over six thousand miles while away and saw some of the richest mining country in the world. He showed us some specimens, which to our unsophisticated gaze appeared to augur a handsome profit to whoever should be lucky enough to own such a claim.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Messrs. Florer & Pollock have just completed arrangements with the tribe of Osage Indians, by which they lease over 100,000 acres of good grazing ground in the Osage Nation for a term of ten years, for a yearly consideration of three thousand dollars. We are glad to note this fact, for while it is a good thing for the gentlemen, it is equally good for the Indians, who thus realize a handsome profit from otherwise waste land.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

We were astonished one day last week by some truly mammoth vegetables from the Colorado farm of our old friend, Jasper Hartsock. The potatoes especially were beauties and of the following varieties: Early Rose, Mammoth Pearl, Ohio Beauty, Morton White, and Blue McChanick. There was also a 7-1/2 pound turnip among the collection as well as a specimen of oats that yielded sixty bushels to the acre. We invite all interested to call and see for themselves.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

The manager of the Union Square company paid our opera house a very high compliment last Saturday night. Mr. Waite has played in every opera house in Kansas, and says that ours has no superior in the state for stage facilities, and no equal outside of Topeka. This is welcome news to those of our citizens who have given their time and money to this enterprise, and have labored so earnestly to secure for our city a first-class place for the higher grades of amusement. Our people may well feel proud of their Highland Hall.







Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Cal Swarts is now in Leavenworth, in attendance as a witness before the United States court. This is the case that has grown out of the row raised by our very high toned Southern friend, Joseph Houston, at the Brettun house, in Winfield, some two years ago. Joseph's intensely aristocratic, blue blood threatened to stop circulating through his delicate body at the prospect of his being compelled to eat in the dining room that sheltered a colored gentleman. We sincerely hope that Joe is satisfied with the result of his vigorous kick, and that his respectability is as yet uncompromised.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Tonight J. R. Waite's Union Square company will close their engagement in this city by rendering ARip Van Winkle.@ The company opened our new opera house on Saturday night with AUncle Reuben Lowder,@ which was given to a crowded house and elicited much applause, and on Monday evening in the AFrench Spy,@ and Tuesday evening in AWidow Bedott,@ they gained fresh laurels and established their reputation for first-class acting. Tonight's play will be no exception to the rule and we can safely guarantee J. R. Waite and his talented company a hearty welcome whenever they may happen this way again.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Look Out for Ticks. An old stock man says that when cattle are found with large fat ticks on them, it is almost a sure indication the cattle are from the southern country and liable to communicate fever or have been running with cattle that brought the ticks from the south. And further, that any cattle having such ticks on them are almost sure to have Texas fever.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Items from Constant.

A good rain or two blessed the farmers last week.

It is getting pretty late for threshing, but a few jobs remain in our neighborhood.

West Holland is joyous over a crop of 1,054 bushels of wheat and 360 bushels of oats.

A numer of the premiums at the fair were taken by this township.

The circus at the county seat last Friday was well attended by our people, but was voted not so good as two years ago.

School began last Monday with F. B. Myers as teacher.

The general health is good in this vicinity.

The foundation is laid and some lumber is on the ground for the erection of the new U. B. Church.

Charley Midkiff, Bert Eastman, and James Hon have gone out to work on their claim in Harper County. ELIZA.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.


Grand Opening of the New Opera House.

For many years the need of a public hall large enough to accommodate the rapidly growing population of our city, and to serve as an inducement to the best class of opera and theatrical entertainments traveling through this state, has constantly presented itself to our citizens, and many have been the suggestions pointing toward securing such an institution. It was not until the latter part of May, 1882, however, that the movements began to assume tangible shape, when a stock company of nearly all our businessmen was organized with an authorized capital of $10,000, for the purpose of erecting and furnishing a first-class opera house. H. P. Farrar, to whom probably more than any other one man, is due especial credit for the admirable manner in which the work has been carried on, was chosen as secretary and treasurer, the multitudinous cares of which office he has conducted with signal ability. The contract for building the hall was let to Sargent & Smith, of Topeka, for the sum of $12,400, which figures included but the building and stage. To this expense has been added that of such necessaries as chairs, scenery, gas machinery, piping, fixtures, etc., for the hall upstairs, and the expense of fitting out the three large store rooms underneath, with their excavations, basements, counters, sidewalks, awnings, plate glass, and the countless items contingent upon such a structure, until now the entire cost of our beautiful hall foots up the neat litttle sum of $19,700. For this amount our citizens have the finest opera house outside of Emporia or Topeka, with a stage large enough to accommodate the largest troupes traveling, the finest and most elaborate scenery, acoustic properties second to none in the country, and an auditorium capable of comfortably seating 700 people.

The stock in the Highland Hall company, which was at first held by nearly all our businessmen, is now owned by some twelve or fifteen parties; the heavier owners being Messrs. J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar,

T. H. McLaughlin, W. M. Sleeth, Stacy Matlack, O. P. Houghton, J. B. Nipp, Schiffbauer Bros., and J. T. Shepard. The other stockholders, and the citizens in general, have never let their interest flag in this enterprise from the first up to last Saturday night, when the opera house was thrown open for its initial entertainment, and the pride and joy in this valuable acquisition to our city is universal.


Though the gas machine, chairs, and reflector for the ceiling have not yet arrived, the chance for opening the hall with a good entertainment, so opportunely presented by the Union Square Theater company, was accepted, and every effort made to supply all deficiencies. The result was all that could have been wished. Though the afternoon was rainy, and darkness ushered in a terrific storm, the hall was filled last Saturday night to witness the excellent presentation of AUncle Reuben Lowder@ by the Union Square Theater company, whose performance was a credit to themselves, to the large and fashionable audience, and to the signal event of opening such a house. Monday night was a repeater in the way of attendance and satisfaction, when the ever ready AFrench Spy@ was admirably placed before our people, preceded by the laughable farce, ABarnaby Bibbs.@ Last night was given up to the enjoyment of AWidow Bedott,@ and followed by a grand ball. Tonight we will have ARip Van Winkle,@ a play that always holds a strong place in the hearts of Americans, and in which Mr. Jay Carner unquestionably rivals the renowned Jefferson. Let the attendance tonight equal that of the three preceding nights, and let the opening of our magnificent hall end as it began--in a blaze of light and glory.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

McIntire for Sheriff. We see by the Winfield Courier that Geo. H. McIntire has been nominated for sheriff by the Republicans of Cowley County. George was a faithful soldier during the rebellion, serving in Company C, 11th Kansas Cavalry, and though his father and brother turned into and followed the dark ruts of Democracy, George continued to Avote as he shot.@ He lived in Lynn County years ago and we vividly and pleasantly remember him as a fellow participant in the struggles of the rural lyceums and Aspellin' skules@ at the Rinker schoolhouse. Mr. McIntire was an energetic, vigilant, and efficient deputy of the brave and lamented Shenneman, and he will be elected and prove a popular and successful sheriff for the big and growing county of Cowley. Fredonia Citizen.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Mr. Beall, our mill man, returned to the city from the east last Monday, and will remain superintending the construction of the new mill on the canal. Mr. Beall has rented R. E. Grubbs' house and expects to have his family here in three or four weeks.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.

Ad. LOST. A plate book with cutttings of fruit, etc., between Arkansas City and Geuda Springs, by way of the new bridge, on Monday, October 8. Finder will please return to the Central Avenue Hotel and receive pay for trouble.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 17, 1883.

Receipts over and above expenditures of the Kansas penitentiary for September are $4,225, exclusive of the coal furnished to state institutions. This is the best showing ever made.

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments next January in the case involving the constitutionality of greenback currency. Its decision may remove the question from the political field.

The men who were arrested for the attempted train robbery and murder at Coolidge were discharged for want of evidence. The man whom the express agent swore was the one who shot at him proved beyond a doubt that he was thirty miles away that night sleeping at the house of a man whose word could not be questioned.








Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 17, 1883.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Read the Canal Mills specials in this issue.

Ad. CORN WANTED At the Canal Mills, either old or new, for which a good cash figure will be paid.

Ad. Corn old or new wanted at the Canal Mills.

Ad. Bring your corn to the Canal Mills.

Ad. FARMERS REMEMBER That the highest market price in cash for old or new corn at the Canal Mills.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Mrs. Gougar at the Highland Hall this evening.

The town is full of gamblers so says one who knows.

Mr. George Ordway, of Winfield, was in the city last week.

Arkansas City has two of the best hotels in the Southwest.

Mr. J. C. Topliff is now in Boston. His sister is lying very low.

A lecture course for the coming winter season is under consideration.

The cool weather of the past few days has made quite a stir in the stove business.

Mrs. M. B. Vawter has resumed her former position in A. A. Newman & Co.'s store.

Messrs. Landes and Beall are putting up an office and scales at their new mill on the canal.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

J. N. Florer of Osage Agency was in the city yesterday.

Mr. C. Atwood has opened out a grocery store in the building just south of the Highland Hall.

Mr. Geo. Eaton, Democratic candidate for register of deeds of Cowley County, was in the city yesterday.

Miss Maggie Sample is now occupying a position of sales lady in the dry goods establishment of Mr. S. Matlack.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Texas fever has been raging among the cattle east of the Arkansas River for two weeks past, but has abated now.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

We call attention to the millinery notice of Mrs. F. M. Friend in this issue.

Ad. Mrs. F. M. Friend, of Winfield, desires to inform the ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity that she will be at the Central Avenue Hotel, in this city, on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, October 23 and 24, with an elegant assortment of millinery goods. Please call and examine.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Three golden balls adorn West Summit street showing that another line of business is represented among us.

Mike Renick, charged with feloniously cutting and wounding W. Waltman, of this city, was acquitted last week.

Mrs. V. M. Ayres, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Young, at Independence returned to her home yesterday.

Dr. Wright's new residence still progresses and if the weather is favorable, will be enclosed in the course of the week.

The town is full of strangers. The hotels and boarding houses are crowded, and the demand for residence cannot be supplied.

J. P. Wimer, Greenback nominee for county treasurer of Sumner County, has withdrawn from the race, objecting to being a mere figure head.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Miss Burgess, in charge of several Indian children, passed through the city last Sunday en route for the Indian schools at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Miss Lillie Chamberlain, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Charles Schiffbauer, for several weeks, returned to her home in Kansas City on Friday last.

It is quite phenomenla the patronage that flacks to the Leland Hotel these days. The genial landlord and the well-served stables we presume are responsible though.

Messrs. Landes & Beall have found it necessary to put up another addition to their granary for story wheat. This gives them bin capacity of nearly 30,000 bushels.

Mrs. Ed. Haight of Winfield spent several days of the past week visiting the family of Judge Christian. The lady returned to her Winfield home on Monday last.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

We received an appreciated call from Mr. A. A. Beck of Bolton last week. Mr. Beck is one of our oldest subscribers and we are always pleased to see him in our sanctum.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

DIED. In the city on Monday, Oct. 15th, 1883, of brain fever, Leona, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lacosta. The funeral took place the following day.

Eskins, a young man from the northeast part of the county, was taken to Leavenworth by marshal Oldham last week to serve a sentence of one year in the pen for burglary.

Will Mowry has been in Chicago for a week. He will visit Michigan and Dayton, Ohio, before returning, and if we are not mistaken he will have company on his way home.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

We clip the following from the Kansas City Journal of the 14th inst. AThe president appointed Edmund Stanley agent for the Indians at the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agencies, Indian Territory.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

DIED. Died on Sunday, October 7th, in Bolton Township, of congestive hill, Gertie May, the 18 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Branson. The funeral took place on the following day and the little sleeper was laid to rest in Springdale Cemetery.

MARRIED. Married in this city on Sunday, Oct. 4th, 1883, by Judge Bonsall, at the residence of Danniel Sifford, Mr. Geo. T. Sifford and Miss Josie Hollenbeck, both of this city. The young couple have the hearty wishes of their friends for a long and happy married life. [THEY HAD TWO >N's in the word Danniel.]

It is astonishing the number of businessmen that are in our city endeavoring to find locations for entering into mercantile business of various kinds. The fact is, Arkansas City is rapidly becoming known as the liveliest litle business burg in the Southwest.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Messrs. Canfield & Tate have the contract for the erection of

G. W. Cunningham's new building just south of Pearson's furniture store. These gentlemen have completed several large contracts in this city already with credit to themselves, and this will add one more to their list.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Invitations are out for a grand ball at Highland Hall Friday evening next and from the arrangements that have been made, we predict this will be the affair of the season. Arrangements have also been made for the providing of guests so desiring with light refreshments, etc. Dancing will commence promptly at 8 p.m.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

The little son of Mr. C. R. Sipes met with a very serious fall in Meesrs. A. A. Newman & Co.'s store one day last week by falling on the stairs. The child's nose was badly broken, but under the care of Dr. Chapel, the wound was sewn up and no permanent disfigurement we hope will result.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Cooper and Carder, charged with horse stealing, were convicted at Winfield last week and sentenced to three years each in the penitentiary. Lazle, the Wichita horse thief, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary at the same time. Marshal Oldham started to Leavenworth with the prisoners on Friday last.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Mr. W. B. Kirkpatrick of the Illinois cash store has made arrangements with Mr. O. P. Houghton by which he secures the latter gentleman's services in his store for the winter months. Mr. Houghton's many old friends will be glad to welcome him once more at his old stand. We are sure the gentleman will retain the popularity he has gained in the past history of our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

We take pleasure in calling attention to the professional card of Dr. G. E. Westfall, which appears in this issue. The gentleman is a graduate of the medical college of physicians and surgeons of New York, and has had a varied experience in the hospitals of that city; consequently, we have no hesitation in recommending him to all in need of medical advice or treatment.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

J. D. Bingham, Assistant Quartermaster General, U. S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, has advertised for sealed proposals for four million pounds of shelled corn on board the cars at either or all of the following points, viz: Atchison, Valley Falls, Leavenworth, Topeka, Junction City, Council Grove, Burlingame, Emporia, Florence, Newton, Wichita, Caldwell, and Arkansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Mo.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Old Soldiers and Sailors. The program for the South Kansas reunion of old soldiers and sailors, which commences at Winfield this morning and will continue Thursday and Friday, embraces races, sham battle, night skirmishes, flambeau club, torch light procession, base ball match, boat race, Sherman's bummers, etc. The committee extend a cordial invitation to all old soldiers and sailors to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Narrow Escape. Last Thursday morning while two men were engaged in cleaning up the front wall of the Highland Hall upon a scaffold some 35 or 40 feet from the ground, it was found necessary to change the tackle in some manner, which caused one end of the scaffold to slip, and had the men not succeeded in catching hold of the rope they would have fallen to the ground and been badly injured if not killed outright. Parties who witnessed the accident say their escape was almost miraculous.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Ex-Gov. St. John is said to have paid $27,000 for the Miller mining property at Socorro, New Mexico. Lecturing in favor of prohibition pays.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

He is Competent.

The Democrat, in a lengthy article headed ACompetency,@ this week attempts by a train of illogical reasoning to prove that Captain Nipp is incompetent for the office he seeks. We quote:

ACapt. J. B. Nipp, the Republican candidate for county treasurer, is charged with an entire inability to do the duties of the office. It is said that the captain does not read well, nor write well, and is exceeding poor in figures, that he is ignorant in regard to the simplest, plainest form of bookkeeping, and that the complicated system of our county treasury would be Greek to him. Taking this to be the case, as it takes some years to learn Greek, it is not likely that the Captain would have passed his A B C's in the treasury department until his time would be out.@

As to whether the Captain can read or write well, we can say that he does read, write, and spell as well, or better, than the editor of the Democrat, and no sane man would say but that the Captain, in his long residence in the county as a farmer, stockman, and businessman, had proved himself in no ways lacking in knowledge of business figures and books. The best treasurers the county ever had were farmers. The present incumbent is a farmer, but we doubt if he has a knowledge of Greek. Because the editor of the Democrat looks upon the treasurer's books as being AGreek,@ it is no reason that they should appear so abstruse or complicated to a sharp, shrewd businessman like Capt. Nipp. Captain Nipp is trustee of Creswell Township and our contemporary hints that his books are not well kept; in reply thereto, we will say they are the best of any set of trustee's records in the past five years, and an investigation will prove that to be a fact.

The Democrat says inquire as to Mr. Lynn's qualifications of the Republicans and Democrats of Winfield. This is well put, for the one trait we admire in our sister city is the unqualified support she always accords to any of her citizens when a question of office holding is on the tapis. Capt. Nipp has proved himself an honest, hardworking businessman both on the farm, on the stock ranch, and latterly in business in this city, and we consider him in every way the peer of his opponent, Mr. J. B. Lynn of Winfield.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Communicated. MAPLE CITY, OCT. 15, 1883.

Ed. Traveler: Business recently called me to Arkansas City, which is pleasantly situated between the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers. The inhabitants are justly proud of their thrifty and growing town, and well may they be, for few towns in the west show a more solid and prosperous growth. It is evident to all newcomers that it is not of the mushroom variety. Solid and substantial blocks are being built, and a great deal of taste is displayed in the architecture. It cannot help being prosperous, lying in one of the richest valleys in the world and with a climate unsurpassed. Stopping at the Perry house, I found mine host, H. H. Perry, every inch a landlord; genial and obliging, looking carefully to the comfort of his guests.

What the city needs just now is the extension of her present railroad to Fort Smith. This would bring the cheap lumber of Arkansas, adding greatly to the city's prosperity.

Another thing of importance to her would be a connection with Coffeyville and the Ft. Scott & Gulf road by way of Maple City.

One of my first adventures was to drop into the den of Capt. Nipp, the Republican candidate for county treasurer, who greeted me with a grip of his shattered right hand--made so in defense of his country. Although a stranger, the greeting was none the less cordial, one of the old fashioned kind, with a Afeller feeling@ in it. A smile spread over his features, equal to almost any emergency, and yet I could discover traces of care and anxiety, which told plainly that a man who enters the political arena, no odds how pure his character or previous record for honesty, does not even suspect how mean he is, until after being drawn, quartered, and broiled on a political grid-iron. As political matters are now managed, this is to be expected from the opposite party. This will all be changed when the captain is elected and installed into office. Then, AI told you so, he is one of the best fellows in the world.@


This is not, my friends, a case of fiction,

Written for the Siftings or for Puck,

But a case of square-toed action;

A genuine race of Nipp and Tuck.


And, I tell you, on the homestretch

There'll be neither break or skip,

But a Athree times three, and Tiger@

For the winning Captain Nipp.


And when the race is over, and the Bourbons find they're sold,

That the ides of bleak November has left them in the cold.

They can paddle up Salt River, and curse their ill-starred luck;

Bemoaning, while they shiver, the distanced Mr. Puck.


But the Republicans must rally, as in the long ago,

And fight the battles over, with the hydra-headed foe.

Don't let it slip your memory, they'll use their choicest thunder.@

And if you wait to take a nap, you'll surely get snowed under.


AUp boys and at >em@ was the war cry long ago,

When General Stork gave orders to charge a foreign foe.

Now if you skulk or sell yourself to the highest Bourbon bidder.

Then Captain Nipp's a goner, and Molly Nipp a widder.




But if you rally round him, the way you used to do,

You can bet your bottom dollar that he will see you through.

Keep close in marching order, ready for double quick,

This year help out the captain, the next you'll throttle Glick.


Will you up and do your duty? Do I hear the rallying cheer?

Or will you wait for booty, a straggler in the rear?

Yes! No! I hear your answer, and now I close this ditty:

Three cheers for the old party. Score one for Maple City.

F. A.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Ad. NEW FURNITURE. Having received three car loads of furniture in the past two weeks, I am now prepared to sell the same at way down prices. Call and examine them at P. Pearsons.

Ad. Ben Davis Apples and pure apple cider at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Ad. BEDSTEADS. A line of Beadsteads from an eastern facory, all hard word, superior finish, at bedrock prices at P. Pearsons.

Ad. FOR SALE. Wood and Posts at Kimmel & Moore's.

Ad. Oysters and Celery received daily at the St. Louis Restaurant.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 24, 1883.


Stumbling Bear and Big Tree, two prominent Indian chiefs, have been camped at Geuda Springs, near Wellington, for some time for the benefit of their health. They have erected regular Indian wigwams, which attract considerable attention.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 24, 1883.

Says the Burden Enterprise: AThe Telegram started the dirt throwing last week by claiming that Capt. J. B. Nipp was incompetent to fill the treasurer's office. That is the same argument that it used against the election of Capt. Hunt the first time he ran for county clerk. It now admits that Capt. Hunt is a good and competent officer, as it will be compelled to admit Capt. Nipp's ability and competency after he has held the office, as he will during the next two years. As a liar, the Telegram is always up to the Democratic standard.@




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 24, 1883.

S. G. Gary. Why is it that the moment the Republican party refuses to vote for a dirty Republican and kicks him out of the party, the Democrats at once take him up and nominate him for an office?

S. G. Gary was defeaed in Mahaska County, Iowa, for treasurer, on the Republican ticket, when that party had 1,200 majority, and then he turns Democrat and comes to Kansas. Bill Hackney and his late relict, J. Wade McDonald, have him appointed sheriff upon the death of Shenneman. Then, desirous of propitiating these two worthies, he is forthwith nominated by the Democrats for sheriff. Is he a Democrat, or is Bill running that party through Wade McDonald, as he always has done in this county? Or, mayhap, the office of sheriff is to be given him to pay him for refusing the bribe which Gary says Ed. Greer offered him in the water works row in Winfield, when Gary was councilman. When we remember that Bill and Wade, together with Reade's bank, put up that job, and that Gary voted it through the council, we can see more than one sow with its nose in the political swill trough of this county.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 24, 1883.

Capt. Nipp versus J. B. Lynn.

The odor of filth, which the north winds these days waft to us from Winfield, are noxious in the extreme. The hirelings of the Democratic nominee for treasurer are raking among the cess pools of that town in the vain hope of finding some of the slum and dirt with which they are so familiar that can be made to stick to the reputation of Capt. Nipp.

We have witnessed many unscrupulous political fights, but never before have such disreputable methods been pursued to blast a good name as these Democratic hyenas are using daily against their opponent. The sewers of that town during the past few days have been vomiting forth the dirty mouthings of as villainous a set of Democratic and Greenback muck-worms and character assassins as ever disgraced a respectable people or cursed a town. Their vile assaults upon Republicans, their infaamous slanders upon good and true men, their venomous denunciation of men whose only desire is to be decent and vote the Republican ticket, are enough to drive intelligent and respectable Democrats in disgust from the ranks. Wallowing in filth and social excrescence, they stretch out their begrimed hands and seek to draw within their contaminating embrace all they can see, even as infernal spirits seek to drag down the souls of the pure and gloat over the fallen. Chief among the coteries of male harlots and traducers of virtue who curse the Democratic party in Cowley County, is their nominee for treasurer, whose unsavory and disreputable conduct drove him from the position of mayor of Winfield.

Capt. Nipp has been a resident of Cowley County for thirteen years, has been a hardworking, conscientious farmer and stockman nearly all that time; is now engaged in business in this city, and by shrewdness and executive ability, has built up a trade second to none in the county; has always worked earnestly and self-denyingly for the interests of this county and the Republican party; and has never before in his life been a candidate for favors at the hands of the people. His character has never been questioned, and he is today a plain, honest, energetic, home-loving man, surrounded by a happy and trusting family.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 24, 1883.


The muddle-pated ignoramus upstairs seems to be worried this week because someone has told him that Capt. Nipp's signature is not exactly Spencerian in symmetry. Capt. Nipp's right hand was unfortunately selected as a lodging place for a rebel bullet during the war, which forces him in many instances to use that useful member, not as he would, but as he can. This misfortune will redound largely to his credit among the loyal and sensible men of this county; however much it may rankle in the bosom of an antiquated fossil who as assessor of this township had not even sense enough to know what ought to be done, but was only selected for that office to advance certain bridge and other interests of some of our citizens. The Democrat may wildly chatter and claw its digits through the air, but the fact still remains that the people will recognize in Capt. Nipp a clear headed businessman of integrity who will see to it that the best intterests of Cowley County are secured.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 24, 1883.

Ad. RAMS FOR SALE. Twenty-five head of thoroughbred merino rams which I will sell cheap for cash. The rams can be seen at my ranch in the Indian Territory six miles south, and six miles west of Arkansas City. B. W. Rogers.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Dr. Wright's new residence is being enclosed.

Will McConn, of Geuda, was on our streets Monday.

BIRTH. Born on Friday, Oct. 19th, to Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kirkpatrick, a son.

Mr. Tate's new house on north Summit street already makes a goodly showing.

James Benedict is putting up an addition to the rear of Conway Bros.' store.

The walls of the new mill are now up to the third story and work is being pushed along rapidly.

Capt. T. C. Bird returned from a two months' visit to his former home at Winterset, Iowa, last week.

Wheat was brought into our city quite lively last week. The most off it was purchased by Landes, Beall & Co.

The very lively interest felt in the teachers' association by some of Winfield's fair teachers is inspiring to say the least.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Owing to delay in the delivery of brick from Kansas City, work upon the new Cowley County bank building has been partially suspended.

We notice six new homes being put up in the northwest part of the city and yet not an empty house can be had for love or money.

There will be a Republican political meeting held in this city next Tuesday evening. Due notice of place of meeting will be given.

Mr. Carlisle and wife of East Bolton are absent visiting their former home and friends at Gambier, Ohio.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Mr. Leonard is putting up quite a commodious residence in the northwest part of town adjoining the residence lots occupied by Mr. T. R. Houghton.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

We call attention to the new Aad@ of Fitch & Barron. Thse gentlemen have a large and first-class stock of everything in their line. Call and see them.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

The TRAVELER office last week turned out some elegant job work in the shape of business cards for the Perry house and Messrs. Landes & Beall, our new millers.

Geo. W. Miller believes in patronizing some institutions as will be seen by taking a look at his new house. It is the most unique piece of architecture in town.

BIRTH. Oscar Titus don't know whether he is afoot or a horseback. It's a twelve pound boy, arrived last Sunday, and has our best wishes for long life and prosperity.

Why wouldn't it pay some of our people to put up houses for rent? There has been a constantly increasing demand for this class of property the past twelve months.

Mr. R. P. Scott, who has been beaming on our moral burg for several weeks past, will leave in a few days for his Baltimore home much to the regret of his many warm friends here.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Col. Windsor, of the cattle firm of Windsor & Roberts, made his first visit to the Agency this week. His firm is now holding on Preacher Creek, formerly the range of Gorten Bros. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Dr. Kirkwood, of Worcester, Ohio, has accepted the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church of Winfield. Dr. Kirkwood will make a worthy successor to the work so nobly commenced by the late Rev. Platter.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Thanks to the kindness of our old friend, K. F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, we spent an hour very pleasantly last Sunday wrestling with the first wild turkey who had a show at this season. Maybe it wasn't appreciated! O, no!


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

We understand that Rev. Fleming has received a call from the Second Presbyterian Church of Madison, Indiana. Should the reverend gentleman conclude to accept, regretting to lose his services, his many friends would wish him prosperity wherever he should go.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

There will be a Republican speaking at the Bland schoolhouse in Bolton Township, on Monday evening, Oct. 29, at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Come out and hear a good speaking. Bring your ladies with you.

J. D. GUTHRIE, Chairrman, Township Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Capt. Nipp is gaining ground in this section since the Telegram attacked him. The citizens of this county know as much of Nipp's qualifications as does the editor of the Telegram. If they will publish a few more lies about him, he will have a walk over. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

The Women's Suffrage society of Arkansas City will meet at the residence of Mrs. O. P. Houghton, on Wednesday, October 31, at 3 o'clock p.m. All members of this organization, and any wishing to identify themselves with it, are urgently requested to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

We were glad to see our old friend, Mr. Mussulman, on the street again last week. The gentleman has been with his family visiting friends in the eastern part of the state, but says that so far as the crops are concerned, Cowley is ahead of any place he saw during his absence.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

The janitor of the opera house says he doesn't object so much to his rest being cut short by dances, but he is mildly opposed to having his reclining anatomy mistaken for a rustic bench by young couples who wish to commune in secret, Afar from the madding crowd's ignoble strife.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

MARRIED. Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, at Guelph, Sumner County, Kansas, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, by Rev. J. S. Lundy, Mr. Wiley Robins to Miss Mary Work, and Mr. Chas. Pittitt to Miss Hattie Work. The happy couples have the best wishes of many friends for their enjoyment of long and happy lives.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Our boot and shoe man, Al Horn, calls the attention of his patrons to the large and costly new stock of foot wear, which he has just received, and full particulars of the same will be found in his new Aad@ this week. Don't forget to call and see his new stock at the sign of big boot.

AD. AL. HORN, ACITY@ BOOT AND SHOE STORE. FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES. A complete assortment of HOLBROOK SHOES! Just received. The best Calf, Kip, or Grain leather boots in the city. Every pair Warranted and Satisfaction guaranteed. Sign of the ABIG BOOT.@

Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

A. A. Newman & Co. Came to the front this month with a new Aad@ calling attention to their new and elegant stock of clothing for gents and boys and also to their elegant line of ladies' cloaks and winter wear generally. These goods are of the latest styles and must be seen to be appreciated.

AD. Winter Clothing! FOR GENTS, YOUTHS, AND BOYS. LADIES' CLOAKS AND WINTER WEAR in endless variety. Latest styles and best quality at A. A. NEWMAN & CO'S. [Note: Typesetter had NEWNAN INSTEAD OF NEWMAN.]


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Mr. Gary, in a speech in Liberty Township, made the assertion that he was going to carry Creswell Township over McIntire. Ordinarily we would suggest that Gary had made a mistake, but in this instance we are constrained to remark that he wilfully lies, and that McIntire will beat him two to one.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Change of Time. A change of time took effect last Monday on the Santa Fe, by which the mail and passenger train arrives here at 12:55 instead of 11:30, and leaves at 2:30 instead of 2:40 as heretofore. The hotels will be largely gainers by this change, who ever else may be inconvenienced.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

The most benevolent J. B. Lynn claims the support of many farmers on the ground that he carried them through the trying times of grasshopper year. Yes, so he did; but in every instance, he charged from 10 to 25 percent for the very great favor he was conferring upon them. Ask a certain hotel man in Winfield for his experience with Lynn in this respect.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Mr. J. B. Lynn, the Democratic candidate for county treasurer, was in our city last week for the first time in five years. It is pleasing to note that he wouldn't have troubled to come then had he not figured out that it would perhaps be business for him to show up in this neck of the woods. If he were not so well known, he would have been more cordially welcomed.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

The ball given by the young people last Friday was a complete success, so far as enjoyment went. It might have been better had there been a more general turn-out, as in truth there should have been, but those who were fortunate enough to be present, danced away the hours until 2 a.m., the only intermission being the time given to the very excellent refreshments supplied by mine hose of the Leland.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Dr. Alexander informs us that on his farm north of the city he planted ten acres of wheat, which duly became ripe and was harvested, after which the ground was plowed and millet sown thereon, and from this same crop the gentleman has now in stack eight tons of good millet hay. This speaks well for the salubrity and length of our growing season as well as for the enterprise of the doctor.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

The new Aad@ of S. Matlack appears in this issue. The establishment has one of the largest and best selected stocks of dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, hats, caps, and notions in the city, and all parties in need of such merchandise will make money by calling and getting prices. For quality of goods and low prices combined, Mr. Matlack has justly earned a wide reputation which he will spare no effort to maintain.

AD. S. MATLACK WILL SELL SIXTY MEN'S SUITS FOR $5 A SUIT! Original Price $10 and $12. I have a Complete stock of Men's, Youth's, and boys' suits and Overcoats. See my stock before buying. S. MATLACK.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Geo. Eaton, the chattering magpie now running on the Democratic ticket for register of deeds, says he doesn't care for the office, but Aonly wants to bust the d_____ Republicans.@ This shows his opinion of any Republican who might be so foolish as to vote for him, but he needn't lose any sleep over the prospect of busting T. H. Soward. When the votes are counted this Democratic nonentity will think that he was running the other way.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Women suffrage has gained quite a foothold among our ladies, since the very forcible presentation of the cause by Mrs. Gougar last week. An organization has been completed, and meetings are held Wednesday afternoon of each week at the residence of Mrs. O. P. Houghton, president of the society, their proceddings being chronicled by the efficient secretary, Miss Fowler. We wish them every success, and hope they will not weary in well doing. In another column is a notice of their next meeting.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

A New Band. Several of our young men have organized a band to be known as the AHighland Hall band.@ They have sent for the finest silver instruments, will have an instructor from Emporia, and will leave nothing undone that can serve their ends--the organization and maintenance of a cornet band first-class in every respect. The boys are earnest in this work and should receive substantial encouragement from our businessmen. The instruments will be here next week.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

The soldiers' reunion for southern Kansas, held at Winfield last week, was a very successful affair. The streets of our county seat presented a very war-like appearance, and on every corner and scattered about all over the fair grounds could be seen groups of old soldiers earnestly recounting their many experiences of joy and sadness on the tented field. Congressman Perkins' speech on Thursday evening elicited much applause from the immense audience at Manning's opera house, and was in every respect a very happy effort.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Wedding Bells. MARRIED. At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mitchell, 930 Jefferson street, this evening at 7 o'clock, Miss Mary E. Parker of this city, and Mr. W. D. Mowry of Arkansas City, Kansas, will stand beneath the orange blossoms and take the vows that will make them:

ATwo souls with but a single thought,

Two hearts that beat as one.@

The bride is a young lady long known and much admired by hosts of friends in her home here, and the happy couple will bear with them many a Godspeed as they leave the city. They will make a brief trip to Washington and New York and then settle down in their home in Arkansas City. We add our good wishes. Saginaw Evening News.

With the above notice came cards announcing this event, which has been looked forward to with so much expectancy by the many friends of the contracting parties in this vicinity. Both bride and groom are well known in our social circle, and with one voice the citizens of their future home join in wishing them the happiest of futures. Will has withstood the blandishments of the fair sex for many years, and that he has succumbed to one so eminently worthy speaks loudly to his credit. Joy and prosperity go with them.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Railroad Accident. An accident occurred on the Santa Fe railroad yesterday, on the switch just this side of Seeley, by which two engines were badly broken up, and two parties slightly injured. It seems that the pay car, which was on its way from this city to Newton, ws trying to make Seeley before the down passenger train reached that point, and in so doing the two trains came together at 11:52, in sight of the station. ALittle Buttercup,@ the engine of the pay car, and the pride of the railroad men, was so badly damaged that it cannot be rebuilt, while its engineer had his arm displaced, and the pay car cook was badly cut by climbing out of the window after the danger was past. No further injuries are reported, and the passenger engine can be repaired. It is not settled who is to blame, as the mail train officials declare they were due at that time, and other parties should not have attempted to use the track.





Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

The federal grand jury at Leavenworth, on Friday last, found a true bill against D. L. Payne, better known as AOklahoma Payne,@ for conspiracy to violate the laws of the United States. Payne says he desires a speedy trial, and declares that there is no case against him, as everything in the way of preparations for entering the Indian Territory and marching to Oklahoma has been heralded, in many ways, and that he invariably notifed the United States attorney and asked him to interfere, if he proposed to, when they reached the state line and not wait until arriving at Oklahoma.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Republicans, Take Notice. Mr. Gary, Democratic sheriff of this county, has made arrangements with one Kelser [?] to insert his (Mr. Gary's) name on the Republican ticket in place of Mr. McIntire. This instance has reference to Silverdale Township, but the same steps are taken with reference to the other voting precincts in this county, and too much care cannot be taken by the Republicans to examine their ticket before voting them. Careful attention will frustrate such despicable fraud, and beat the poor fools.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Judge Torrance last Friday gave our most efficient (?) Democratic sheriff a very forcible hint to look after his business while he held the office. Asking the officers of the court to remain after adjournment, he told them he had become tired of performing the duties of both judge and sheriff in this county; and that hereafter if the sheriff could not find time to attend to his business, he would appoint one that could. At last account he had not found that worthy Democratic official.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

The Agency people and employees of the Cheyenne school are sorry to part with W. J. Hadley, who has so successfully conducted the Cheyenne schools. He goes to Arkansas City to take the superitendency of the new Indian school at that place. Mr. Hadley's experience and ability assures success for that institution. Mr. Hadley and his estimable family will be greatly missed by both the whites and Indians of this Agency, as they are very popular among both. Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Constant Items.

Late rains have given wheat such a start that farmers begin to think they will need larger and more granaries next fall.

Many old soldiers of this vicinity attended the reunion at Winfield, and report a good time.

Our school is progressing finely.

Some farmers are shucking corn, while others think it too early.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

HEROES OF THE PLAINS. Mr. J. W. Buel, the well known author and traveler, spent a large part of the past summer among the Indians of the West, and during the time visited the renowned chief, Sitting Bull, at Standing Rock agency, Dakota. While there he obtained from Sitting Bull and his principal chiefs a full account of the massacre of Custer and his men in June, 1876. This is the first and only time the Indians have told their side of the story, which is more intensely interesting because none of Custer's men lived to relate the horrors of that unparalleled massacre. Mr. Buel has added a full history of this great historical event, and his own experiences among the savages, to his celebrated book, AHeroes of the Plains,@ with fine portraits of Sitting Bull and his principal Chiefs, and many other illustrations. CONTINUES LIKE THIS...SKIPPED THE REST!



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 31, 1883.

[T. H. Soward, from Winfield, Kansas, was running for Register of Deeds in the election.]

T. H. Soward. We are told that there are many Republicans in Winfield, Arkansas City, and other parts of the county who are ardent supporters of the balance of the ticket, yet will not vote for T. H. Soward on account of his prohibition principles. We do not, cannot believe it. The Republican anti-prohibitionists have not been discriminated against in the convention and the nominations, but such were nominated in the convention by the aid of prohibition votes. No questions were asked as to a candidate's views on this question. The only questions asked were: AIs he capable? Is he honest? Will he do his duty?@ In the judgment of the convention, all the nominees stood these tests. No one has ever questioned Soward's ability, integrity, or devotion to duty. No one questions his devotion to the Republican party. If McIntire or Nipp is elected, he will owe his election to

T. H. Soward more than all others. Is it possible that any Republican who desires the election of the ticket, for a favorite candidate on it, will stab this champion in the back while he is doing such work for that favorite candidate or ticket? It is not strange that Democrats should dislike Soward for the heavy blows he has given them. It is not strange that they should try to communicate their ill will to Republicans, but it would be strange if any Republican should be weak enough to hear to them, and ungrateful enough to withhold a vote from Soward. Rather it should be the pride and duty of every Republican to work enthusiastically for Soward's election and give him a rousing majority, such a vote as will show that such services are appreciated. Winfield Courier.







Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 31, 1883.

Register of Deeds. George Eaton was elected trustee of Spring Creek Township, Anot because he was so distressingly popular, but to secure the defeat of a man who persisted in listing cattle held in the Indian Territory by prominent Republicans. These Republicans got tired of paying lawyers to undo the work of one crank, and out of spite they turned in and elected this George Eaton. Since then George Eaton has gone daft. Sudden local prominence hath made him mad, and he essays to ride on this little ripple across the ocean of Cowley's politics into the haven afforded by the office of register of deeds. He forgets that T. H. Soward is skimming along on a wave that will bury Eaton and his handful of votes so far out of sight that he will never be heard of more. Mark this: Geo. Eaton will not carry his own township, and Soward will beat him in the county five hundred votes. This is official.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 31, 1883.

Constant Items.

Quite a number of corn cribs are going up this fall, on account of the fine crop of corn.

BIRTHS. Born last Friday, to Mr. and Mrs. Will Beech a ten pound boy. Will says he will be satisfied when his son enters the senate chamber. Also Mr. and Mrs. Rambo were blessed with twins, boy and girl, sometime last week.


Progress is being slowly made on the church at this place.

The Holland family are expecting some of their folks from Dakota, and when the wreck occurred, Mrs. Holland could not rest, for fear her children were on the train, so her daughter, Jency, accompanied by Will Timmerman, went up to the wreck, only to find that they were not on that train.

The hunters are out killing ducks and other birds; principally other birds. ELIZA.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

New millinery goods at the Southern Millinery Store just received.

Chas. Hollaway and wife are at present enjoying a trip throughout the East.

General Weaver, at the opera house Friday next at 2 o'clock and 7:30 p.m.

Every Kentuckian will vote for Nipp, who gave up everything and fought for his right.

The two lots north of Nipp's stable sold last Monday for $1,825. Real estate is on the boom.

Lynn, the bushwhacker, vs. Nipp, who fought and suffered for the Union's cause. Take your choice.

The storms and dark days of the past week have given place to the most lively weather--a perfect Indian summer.

Amos Walton says Nipp is defeated. Amos always was such a cheerful liar that we really enjoy hearing him croak.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

If you want to see something neat and tasty, step into the Creswell bank and gaze on the newly finished walls and ceiling.

Gen. J. B. Weaver, the Greenback orator, will address the people of Arkansas City, November 2, at 2 o'clock; also at night in the Highland Opera House.

Mr. E. A. Henthorn, of Burden, and the only man in Cowley County who made money enough in the newspaper business to start a bank, favored this office with a call yesterday.

Mr. J. I. Mann, of LaPorte, Indiana, bought through F. J. Hess the Gibby lot south of the Leland, Monday. Mr. Mann will erect a two-story brick 25 x 80, and occupy the same as a harness store.

Rev. A. B. Lawyer, a full blood Nez Perce Indian, gave the strongest proof of the civilization of the red man this week by subscribing for the TRAVELER. He is now preaching to the Ponca Indians.

Boston girls are wild over the charms of banjo music. Several of Cowley's fair charmers are following in the footsteps of the city of culture and are becoming quite proficient in the use of this instrument.

J. B. Lynn told a Beaver Township Republican in Winfield, during the reunion, that he had been a bushwhacker for six months during the rebellion. How do the old union soldiers like this? And Lynn ought to know.

Mr. D. J. Coburn, of lower Grouse, laid upon our table yesterday a couple of specimens of sweet potatoes, one of which weighs eight and a half and the other six and a half pounds. They can be seen as tangible witnesses of the fertility of Grouse valley.

The audience room of the M. E. Church has just been handsomely kalsomined and painted, giving a very neat and attractive appearance. The usual services will be held in the church next Sunday. The new bell was received last Monday, and will be put in place immediately.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

J. B. Nipp was elected trustee of his township. He employed Mr. Sinnott to do the work. Mr. Sinnott also made out his assessment rolls. Just why Mr. Nipp employed someone to do this work our readers are probably all aware. Telegram.

Probably for the same reason that Mr. Lynn has always been forced to have a bookkeeper to keep his business straight or to take a partner--vide Tom Bryan.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

MARRIED. On Tuesday evening, October 23, at the residence of Capt. A. J. Burrel, Mr. Wm. M. Blakeney to Mrs. Hattie Goff. If the above couple are half as happy as William looks, our best wish would be that his bright smile might never grow less.





Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

MARRIED. On Wednesday evening, October 24th, 1883, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Ollie H. Lent and Miss Ettie McConn.

The good wishes of a host of Geuda are tendered this happy young couple in their early start along life's pathway together.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

MARRIED. On Wednesday evening, October 24, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at the residence of J. W. Canfield, Mr. Herman Godehard and Mrs. Morle Alexander.

Herman is one of the first settlers of this county, has made hundreds of friends during his residence in this city, all of whom most heartily join in a Godspeed to himself and bride. May they enjoy the unalloyed happiness which they so richly merit.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

Conway Bros., who for awhile contemplated moving to another part of the state, have concluded that this is the best country after all, and their many friends will find them at their old stand ever ready to serve their customers. They have a better stock than ever.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

By reference to our advertising columns, it will be seen that the firm of J. C. Lusky & Co. has been changed to Nassauer & Hipsh. These gentlemen form one of Wichita's most enterprising firms, and with Mr. Hipsh as manager of the business in this city will doubtless build up a lucrative trade.

AD. H. H. H. HIGHLAND HALL HEADQUARTERS -FOR- Clothing, Dry Goods, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes. Furnishing Goods. Do not fail to call and get our prices. Everything new and of the latest styles, and will be sold at bed rock prices. Remember the place, in Highland Block, one door south of McLaughlin Bros.' Grocery. New Firm. New Goods. New Prices. NASSAUER & HIPSH. Arkansas City, Kanss.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

Among our business notices will be found an advertisement of money lost by Mr. Cyrus Wilson on last Monday. Mr. Wilson is an old man, and a hard worker, and can ill afford to lose this money. Therefore, it is to be hoped that the money has been found by an honest man who will return it and receive the reward.

Ad. LOST! On Monday, October 29, about 1 o'clock, between Peter Pearson's residence and the Chicago lumber yard, $50 in Bills (four $10 bills and two $5 bills). Finder will please leave it at the TRAVELER office, and receive reward. Cyrus Wilson.







Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

On His Merits. The Telegram calls Gary Aa quiet, unassuming man, the candidate of no ring or clique, a man before you simply on his merits.@ Here is richness for those who have seen him, day after day, on the streets and in the country, supplicating for votes and explaining his greatness to the almost total neglect of his duty as sheriff. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

MARRIED. Our rising young lawyer, Mr. C. L. Swarts, is expected home this week, and will bring with him Mrs. C. L. Swarts, nee Miss Susie Hunt. Cal. has journeyed far into the Lone Star state for his favored bride, who was formerly a teacher in the schools of this city, and is well known in our society circles. May they be spared to each other for many years of wedded happiness.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

A vote for J. B. Nipp will be a vote for a competent businessman, and a vote to refute the time-worn charge the Democratic leaders make against all Republican candidates. It will be a vote for a Republican whose moral character is white in comparison to that of his opponent. It will be a vote to sustain the Republican party in this county, under the administration of which the business of the county has been and will be ably conducted. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

A New Firm. Mrs. Aubrey and Miss Jones, of Wellington, have opened a dressmaking and embroidering establishment over McLaughlin's store, first door north of the opera house. These ladies come highly recommended. They make a specialty of cutting and fitting, and have no hesitancy in guaranteeing satisfaction in every instance. They are ladies of taste and experience, and will no doubt be favored with a large patronage.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

Teachers' Association. The Teachers' Association of the southwestern division will meet at the High school building in Arkansas City, Saturday, November 10, at 9 o'clock a.m. The following programme will be given.

Course of Study: Miss Ramage.

The Use of the Globe and Maps: Cyrus Perkins.

How to Teach History: Miss Albertine Maxwell.

The Adaptation of Methods to the Development of Mind:

Mr. Phillips.

Libraries--How to Organize and How to Use: Miss Annie Norton.

Song: Miss Mary Johnson.






Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

The moral (?) Candidate for treasurer on the Democratic ticket has of late frequently taken the opportunity to descant upon the evils of gambling. The moral (?) Candidate for treasurer upon the Democratic ticket, however, bet $500 on Hackney's defeat three years ago and put up the money in Read's bank in Winfield. Then he whined around and got the other fellow to let him take down his money because he was mayor of Winfield and people were talking of prosecuting him for betting on an election. Oh, Lynn's nervy!


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

Few of our readers, while engaged in strengthening their nerves with a cup of tea, imagine they are swallowing pulverized charcoal, bone-black, clay, terra alba, pulverized soap-stone, talc, Prussian Line, gravel, and other undesirable commodities. Such is the stuff scientific experts employed by the New York board of health have found in the green teas sold in that city. The best grades of black tea are pronounced the safest, and the verdict is rendered that Anone of the green teas are pure.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

George H. McIntire. The candidate for sheriff on the Republican ticket needs no better recommendation than his record for efficient service in the discharge of his duties as deputy sheriff and U. S. Marshal. The opposition is seeking to injure him by publishing his evidence before the coroner's inquest over the body of Shenneman's murderer. There is nothing in that to answer. McIntire gave his evidence for the public, and we say let it be published and republished in the papers. The publishers and the politicians who cause it to be published, know that McIntire is a brave man, and that he dodged around with the prisoner, Cobb, day and night for a week to keep him from a mob. Then when he could no longer keep him from the jail, he returned, and an armed mob took him from him by force. Where were these friends to Cobb then? Some of them were in the mob that murdered him. Some ignorant or prejudiced person may talk this thing of Acoward@ or Aaccomplice,@ but it is false. McIntire knows all the routine of the sheriff's office, and will do it. Gary knows nothing of the duties of sheriff, could never do it, and would not do anything if he did--taking his record as evidence. Give McIntire a rousing vote and get a sheriff that knows his duty and will do it. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

School Matters. Ever since the opening of our schools, their crowded condition has constantly presented to our directors the necessity of more room and more teachers. Prof. Atkinson's and Miss Norton's departments have been crowded to such an extent as to make it impossible to do justice to the pupils. The board have now taken steps to remedy this evil by employing another teacher and will rearrange the interior of the large school building so as to greatly facilitate the work. Miss Anna Hunt, of Winfield, has been engaged as Prof. Atkinson's assistant, and as soon as the seats arrive and the necessary arrangements are completed, she will enter upon her new field of work, which the board hopes to accomplish in a week or ten days. Miss Hunt holds an A grade certificate, has had valuable experience in her chosen work, and is in every way fitted to prove the wisdom of the school board's action in securing her services. Wishing her success in her new field, we congratulate the board on this step, which augurs well for the growing youth of our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

Competency. It is a well known fact, frequently spoken of by Winfield businessmen, that J. B. Lynn depends solely upon Mr. Shields for the management of his business, and is utterly unable to look after it himself. Sheilds has been the head and front of Lynn's business for ten years, and J. B. could no more get along without him than he could without eating; still he is heralded as the perfection of business. Now J. B. Nipp has a clearer idea of business than Lynn ever had, is 100 percent more agreeable and courteous, and can win friends where Lynn would make enemies. With Nipp in the office, all parties can feel sure of prompt attention, and the best of treatment. If Lynn's dry goods and grocery business is so awfully large, let him stay at home and attend to it. He has a hard enough time to look after it now and God only knows how he would manage with another iron in the fire. There is no danger but the people of this county clearly recognize the fitness of our candidate over that of the Democrats, as the returns will amply show.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

Halloween. Tonight is Halloween, the time for cracking nuts, ducking for apples in a tub of water, and other harmless revelries, long customary in old English times. Tonight, by observing some of the ancient superstitious ceremonies, each lad or lassie can discover who shall be his or her partner for life--which would appear to be a question of much moment in this community--and could we see behind all the curtains this evening we doubt not that our eyes would rest upon many a gay company indulging in the passion of prying into futurity. We trust the midnight vigils of those who care to observe this anniversary of the fairies will be rewarded to the fullest extent of their dreams or wishes.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

Mesmerism. On next Tuesday evening at the opera house Prof. Belew, of New York, will give one of his entertainments showing the wonders of animal electricity, introducing various experiments in mesmerism and psychology. These entertainments are productive of unlimited fun and much useful information on subjects but little known by the majority of people. We have seen Prof. Carpenter in the same line of performance, and unhesitatingly say that the time cannot be better applied than in listening to the instructive lectures and witnessing the mirth-provoking experiments of gentlemen like Profs. Carpenter and Belew.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

Mr. Hess, of the school board, informs us that very material changes are soon to be made in the arrangements of our school building, by which the inconvenience resulting from the over crowded condition of the school will be greatly lessened. Mr. Hess is proving himself a most earnest worker on behalf of our schools, and is setting an example worthy of emulation--by the principal as well as others. If school boards made a more general practice of looking into the workings of the school and seeing to it that their wishes received due attention, it is fair to infer that better satisfaction would be given by the principals.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

To the Voters of Cowley County.

[The following explains itself, and completely refutes the slanders started by Lynn and his cohorts. ED.]

Certain unprincipled parties having circulated the report that I am a gambling man, I wish to state that, in common with thousands of those who were in the army, I played cards frequently with my comrades, but that for a period of six years I have neither gambled in any manner nor handled cards even for pastime. This statement will be cheerfully corroborated by those who have known me best during that time, and to them I unhesitatingly refer. J. B. NIPP.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.

T. H. Soward spoke last night in this city, and the audience contained four Democrats to one Republican, but he made votes and friends for the entire ticket.

J. E. Snow, of Winfield, was in the city yesterday. A Democrat for twenty-seven years, he will vote the entire Republican ticket next Tuesday.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 7, 1883.


Six million bushels of corn in Sumner County this year.

A water-works company has been formed at Eldorado.

It is said that $900,000 has been, and is being, expended upon the insane asylum at Topeka.

The remains of the Indian Keokuk, which were buried at the old Sac and Fox reservation in Franklin County, have been exhumed and taken to Keokuk, Iowa.

Winfield Courier: Mr. T. S. Green cleared $9,640 net as the result of his farming on his Fairview Township farm in 1882. He will clear about $10,000 net in 1883, by the time he has marketed his fat stock and disposed of his corn.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 7, 1883.

The Result. We had intended to give this week a tabular statement, by townships, of Cowley County's vote, but can only give the majorities and will next week give the correct figures throughout. The following are the figures up to going to press, and they are subject to increase rather than decrease:

McIntire: 618

Soward: 457

Nipp: 637

Hunt: 800

Haight: 500

Irwin, 3rd district 275

Dr. Marsh's exact figures are not given, but will be in the neighborhood of 600. Sumner County has gone Republican by good majorities, with the exception of commissioner for the third district, who was defeated.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

The commissioner of the general land office, the Hon. N. C. McFarland, in his annual report, states the disposals of public lands during the year embraced 19,030,769 acres, and Indian lands 399,235 acres, an increase overr 1882 of about 5,000,000 acres, and an increase over 1881 of 8,000,000 acres. The receipts in all sources in connection with the disposal of public lands were $11,088,479, and from sales of Indian lands $625,404. Total: $11,713,883.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 7, 1883.

The formal transfer of the command of the army from Gen. Sherman to Lieut. Gen. Sheridan took place at noon last Thursday at the headquarters of the army in the war department building. Gen. Sheridan spent the forenoon in making himself acquainted with the business of the office. Gen. Sherman and members of his staff rendered him every assistance. Shortly before 12 o'clock the two highest officers of the army called upon the secretary of war--Gen. Sherman to take official leave, and Gen. Sheridan to report for duty. Shortly after the transfer, Gen. Sherman and Gen. Sheridan held an informal reception, attended by all the officers of the army on duty in Washington, also by the officers of the Second artillery stationed at Fort McHenry, and the bureau officers of the department. All took official leave of Gen. Sherman, and were by him introduced to Gen. Sheridan.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 7, 1883.

GLORY ENOUGH. The election is over and Cowley County once more presents an unbroken Republican front. The Republicans of southern Cowley deserve especial credit for their effective work, and to them belongs the honor. In fact, the outside districts have done the heavy work this time, and taught our county seat a plain lesson of duty. Thanks to such earnest work, the entire Republican ticket is elected by majorities ranging from 450 to 800. Capt. Nipp, the man against whom the Democrats centered their strength, goes up from this section with the largest majority ever given by Bolton and Creswell before, and throughout the county at large the people have rallied around his standard with a unanimity that forever silences the slanders of his Democratic opponents. He justly feels proud of his friends, and will prove to them that their confidence has not been misplaced.

Geo. McIntire, another of Creswell's favorites, yesterday reaped his reward for the many years of service he has given the people as deputy sheriff, and goes in on a rousing majority. All the Cobbs in the state couldn't kindle anything of a fire against George, and the Democrats are beginning to realize that they have wasted a great deal of their stock in trade--gas.

So this is glory enough for us. The entire ticket is triumphant, and if our friend Soward has run behind some, on account of his honest prohibition views, he has a good round majority, and this section is glad to say they made it for him. In Bolton he ran ahead of the St. John vote of last year.

Cowley is Republican henceforth, and the southern end is the power behind the throne. This is right, for the southern end is the largest, best, healthiest, wealthiest, has the nicest set of people, and is in every way entitled to carry the banner.




Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

The election is over and quiet once more reigns supreme.

There are now three papers published in Arkansas City.

Thanksgiving day this year has been set for November 29.

The new Methodist bell is in plce, and is the best sounding bell in the city.

The restaurant in the Gibby building is to be moved to the corner immediately south.

Winfield, 580 votes; Arkansas City, 606. Let's see: Winfield is north of us, isn't she?

The Cherokee Indians have organized a national bank of their own. This looks like progress.

Miss Ella Smith returned to her home in Quincy, Indiana, yesterday afternoon, after a visit of several weeks to Dr. and Mrs. Chapel.

Mr. David Priest, of Iowa, evinced a proper desire to learn of the beauties of this country by subscribing for the great and only this week.

Our Alittle ditch,@ better known as the finest water power in the state, is beginning to speak in no uncertain tones--vide the ballots each year.

We are almost moved with tears when we gaze on that shining prophet, Amos Walton. At times we are constrained to remark that Amos is a daisy.

J. W. Williams, of Kipton, Ohio, for twelve years a subscriber of the TRAVELER, is making his yearly visit to Southern Kansas, arriving in this city last Monday.



Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Chambers & Hoskins are reaping the benefit naturally coming to men who are good workmen. Their blacksmith shop on Sixth street is running almost day and night.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

There is an immense amount of wire fence building going on in the Indian Territory now. Messrs. Howard Bros. sold five car loads of this needful article last week--and this is only a drop in the bucket to what will be needed this winter.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Quite a pleasant party of young people, consisting of Messrs. Hawk, Hess, Thompson, Coombs, Gage, and Wyckoff, with the Misses Johnson, Smith, Peed, Phillips, Christian, and Walton took in the fount of healing waters at Geuda last Sunday. Such a merry group could not fail in having the enjoyable time they report.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Last Monday and Tuesday, Mrs. Dr. A. J. Chapel, Mrs. J. L. Huey, and Miss Ella Smith, under the protecting care of Frank Hess, drank in the beauties of Ponca Agency, and the lovely country intervening between that point and Arkansas City. Frank evidently understands how to turn business into pleasure.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

The gallant hand of woman suffragists in this city have awakened such an interest in the cause that hereafter they will meet twice a month instead of montly, as was at first intended. Their next meeting will be held at the residence of Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin, at 3 o'clock sharp, on Wednesday afternoon, November 14.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Our old friend, Jas. Benedict, has taken into partnership Mr.

W. R. Owen, and by reference to our advertising columns, it will be seen that these gentlemen are inviting the attention of the public to their general stock of farm implements. They are gentlemen of experience and will make their aim to keep in stock everything needed by the farming community.


BENEDICT & OWEN, -DEALERS IN- FARMING IMPLEMENTS, Farm and Spring Wagons, etc. We handle only the best goods and sell at living prices. Give us a call. Arkansas City, Kas.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

J. E. Snow, of Winfield, says he will match the Mr. Eick, who recently held forth in the opera house in this city, in a go-as-you-please race, for a square heel-and-toe walk for any sum from $50 to $200--the walk to take place either at Arkansas City or Winfield. We believe Mr. Eick is at present a resident of our city, and if disposed to make a match, can address Mr. Snow at Winfield.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Steps are being taken to organize two cavalry companies, the members to be chosen from parties between this city and Hunnewell. Their headquarters will be in Arkansas City, and they will doubtless bring much trade to this place. Capt. Thompson informs us that the adjutant general has promised that the state will furnish all the arms for such a company, and for him to go ahead with the organization.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Gen. Weaver, the Greenback orator and candidate for president, addressed our citizens last Friday afternoon and evening, and was favored with a large audience. Mr. Weaver is a good speaker, and to his credit be it said that, unlike the majority of the champions of his party, his talks are free from vituperation of those who may differ from him. He is by far the most gentlemanly exponent of paper money that has ever visited our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Major L. E. Woodin, ex-agent at Ponca Agency, last Monday purchased Mr. Hilliard's interests in the AStar@ livery stable in this city, in the Geuda Springs stables, the Geuda hack line, and in the Territory stage business, and hereafter the firm will be known as Thompson & Woodin. The general popularity attained by Mr. Woodin while agent for the Poncas will serve him handsomely now, and combined with the genial qualities of Capt. Thompson, will draw an immense trade to this new firm.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Next week a telephone will be put in the Indian industrial school on the Shilocco, six miles south of this city; one in Landes & Beall's mill, and one in their office; one in the schoolhouse, and one in

A. J. Pyburn's office. Quite an effort is being made to run a line to Ponca Agency, Indian Territory, which would result in the placing of three or four more instruments here and probably one at Willow Springs, the half-way station between this city and Ponca. Our businessmen thoroughly appreciate this convenience, and there is no town in the state, of the same size, which patronizes the telephone so liberally as does Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

AMine host@ of the Leland, A. W. Patterson, has given most substantial proof of his success in catering to the public and of his confidence in the commercial metropolis of Southern Kansas. Last week he purchased of Mr. Henry Tisdale the Leland Hotel property, consisting of three lots and buildings thereon, for the sum of $5,500, which leaves him sole proprietor of the property, which has so long drawn tribute from this city. A. W. has always made a success of whatever he undertook, and in his admirable management of the Leland has fully sustained his reputation as a thorough, enterprising businessman. The public may look for better satisfaction than ever now.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

The AFarm and Home.@

The above is the title of a most newsy and readable real estate paper issued from this office in the interests of our county and city, by N. T. Snyder, the enterprising land agent. Unlike most gentlemen in business ventures of this kind, Mr. Snyder occupies a very small portion of the paper for himself, giving the main space to matters of county interest and advertising for our merchants. It cannot fail to result in much good for our city, to those who advertise in it and Mr. Snyder himself, who will send out several hundred copies each month to every state and territory. Each issue will contain items of useful information to farmers and stock men, and will prove of far greater value to them than the nominal sum of fifty cents per year, which is simply for the purpose of covering the expense of issuing. Parties in the east contemplating a change in the near future cannot do better than to make themselves regular subscribers of the Farm and Home--and the TRAVELER.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Phantom Party. In answer to a knock at the door Monday night, Miss Virginia Walton was very much surprised to see a troop of white-robed bundles of humanity waiting admittance. The surprise soon gave way to a generous welcome, and the next few hours proved the admirable entertaining qualities of the inmates of the house of Matlack, besides attesting the superiority of their cuisine. About midnight the sheets and pillowcases were reluctantly transferred to where they could do more good, the happy company dispersing with the best of wishes for their charming hostess.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Attention. There will be a meeting held at McLaughlin's Hall on next Monday evening, November 12, for the purpose of organizing a cavalry company. All wishing to identify themselves in a movement of this kind are requested to be on hand by 8 o'clock on the evening mentioned. By order of committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Arkansas City Markets. The following table shows the market prices of the articles named today, November 7, 1883.

Wheat per bushel: 75 & 80 cents.

Corn per bushel: 20 @ 25 cents.

Oats per bushel: 18 & 20 cents.

Irish potatoes: 50 & 60 cents.

APatent@ flour per cwt.: $3.50

Flour XXXX per cwt.: 2.80

Flour XXX per cwt.: 2.55

Brran: 50 cents.

Hay per ton: $3.50 @ $4.00

Hogs, gross: $3.50 @ $4.00

Cattle, butchers gross: $2.50 @ $3.00

Sheep, butchers gross: $2.50

Dry hides per lb.: $.06 & $.11.

Green hides per lb.: $.03 & $.06.

Bacon per lb.: $.13 & $.15.

Lard: $.14

Butter: 20 cents & 25 cents.

Eggs per dozen: 10 cents & 15 cents.

Apples, green, per bushel: $1.00 @ $1.50.

Onions, per bushel: 60 cents & 80 cents.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

AD. WANTED. 500 to 1,000 head of cattle to winter on one of the best ranges on the Cimarron River, 45 miles west of Pawnee Agency. Call on or address Swarts & Purdin, Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory, or C. M. Swarts, at Eddy's drug store, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1883.

Lost. On Sunday last, a black kid glove between Eddy's drug store and my residence. I'd like to have it again. C. M. Swarts.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 14, 1883.


The Fort Scott and Wichita railroad line has been run through Anthony.

The returns in the office of the adjutant general of Kansas show that there are about 90,000 old soldiers and sailors in the state, 20,000 widows, and 10,000 soldiers' orphans.

Mulvane is in trouble over her corporation. That portion of the town lying in Sumner County was incorporated. The Sedgwick County portion now refuses to come into the corporation.

The earnings of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad for the nine months ended October 1 were $5,500,000, an increase of 30-4/10 percent over the corresponding period last year. The net earnings of the Southern Kansas road for the same time were $629,000, an increase of 35-6/10 percent.

Winfield Telegram: Spotswood has on exhibition a sweet potato weighing fourteen and a half pounds, raised by George Heffron. Mr. Heffron also took out of the same hill two potatoes weighing over five pounds apiece and two weighing over three pounds apiece, and we don't suppose it was a very good day for digging potatoes either.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 14, 1883.

CITY MATTERS. To the editor of the Traveler: DEAR SIR: We, the undersigned citizens and taxpayers at Arkansas City, Kansas, would respectfully ask that you, through your columns, do give us the law in regard to the disbursement of city finances, reports of officers, etc.

The above is signed by some our most responsible businessmen and taxpayers, and it is entitled to most careful consideration. Unfortunately it was handed in late yesterday--too late for us to give anything like a comprehensive answer to that request in this issue; but next week the TRAVELER will contain a synopsis of all laws relating to the duties of officers of cities of the third class, and our columns will be at the service of those who may wish to use them in the interest of our citty. The names to the above request are withheld in this issue for reasons of our own, but will be made known if necessary.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

Give us telephone connection with Ponca Agency.

C. U. France is oonce more at the Leland Hotel. Charley would draw trade in the middle of a desert, so great is his popularity.

The hunters' sport is simply glorious now--ducks, deer, and quail by the million only thirty miles south and southwest of us.

Arkansas City should establish an electrical current between the agencies and cattle men south of us and her own businessmen.

Attend the meeting tonight at McLaughlin's Hall for the purpose of organizing a cavalry company. It will be a good thing.

For the past two or three weeks the Santa Fe accommodation train on this branch has run pretty much as it pleased, getting in and leaving at any and all hours of the day and night.

Our genial postmaster, J. C. Topliff, returned home yesterday from a rather extended visit to eastern relatives. James says the country cousin racket in Kansas City didn't pan out very successfully.

There are parties and parties now, and the young folks are enjoying themselves after the most approved style. Miss Annie Norton and Miss Lizzie Wyckoff each played the role of hostess last week to quite a number of admiring friends.

Lafe Merritt, editor of the Cheyenne Transporter, was up from the Territory this week, on his way to the meeting of stockmen in Caldwell yesterday. Lafe is doing strong work for the Indian cause, and we are glad to see him prospering.

LOST. Five dollars reward will be paid for reliable information leading to the discovery of the whereabouts of Amos Walton's influence in Bolton Township. The finder will please leave what can be found of it with the Democratic central committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

The following named pupils of the High school department were perfect in deportment during the second month: SKIPPED! NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO READ CORRECTLY.




Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

Landes, Beall & Co. have their new office completed at the stone mill, and the new scales in position ready for weighing. They have also completed their grain bin, having a capacity of 45,000 bushels of wheat, and are in every way ready to accommodate those having grain to dispose of.



Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

The new register of the Leland house is the finest ever brought to this city, and looks large enough to accommodate the Palmer house custom. The advertisements are well set and prominent, giving all the advertisers an equal show, and altogether it is a credit to the manufacturers, the city, and the flourishing hotel whose name it bears.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

School Notice. Notice is hereby given to the parents of the pupils who are in the habit of fighting upon the road to the school house and from it, that they will be informed of the next violation on the part of said pupils, and that the parents must instruct the teachers to punish said misdemeanors, or withdraw said pupils from school. C. T. ATKINSON, Supt.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

Attention. Pursuant to the card in last week's TRAVELER, a meeting was held in McLaughlin's Hall last Monday evening for the purpose of organizaing a cavalry company in this section. Thirty-five members were obtained, and subscribed their names, after which the meeting was adjourned to tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the same place. The young men of the country and city are earnestly invited to attend.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

School Matters. The seats for the new room in the brick school building arrived yesterday, and it is expected that Miss Anna Hunt, the new assistant principal, will enter upon her duties next Monday. Ever since the completion of our large school building, there has been a great deal of room that ccould not be utilized. This has been remedied by the tearing out of partitions and remodeling in such a manner as to provide suitable quarters for the long needed extra teacher; and relieve the over-crowded condition of the other departments.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

A private letter from Ponca Agency contains the following item or news, which will be read with interest by the many friends of ex-Agent Woodin. A party in honor of Maj. L. E. Woodin and family was given by the employees and residents of this agency on the evening of November 6. Every white person on the agency was present, and as dancing was the order of the evening, it is needless to say that all enjoyed themselves. The music was furnished by Miss Eva Woodin and Dr. McCoy, and was of the very best. During his stay among us as agent, Maj. Woodin has gained the esteem of both employees and Indians, and in leaving has the best wishes of all for future prosperity and success.






Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

Constant Clips.

Some cold weather has appeared lately.

The panorama at the Holland schoolhouse last Saturday night disappointed many, who had formed a good opinion of its merits.

There still remains one or two jobs of threshing in our neighborhood.

Hands are scarce in our vicinity this year on account of the large quantity of corn to be shucked.

The entertainment to be given at the Holland schoolhouse next Friday night bids fair to be as good as any ever held there. The programme will consist of numerous serious, comic, and Ethiopian dialogues, interspered with songs, tableaux, etc. Admission fifteen cents. Proceeds for the benefit of the church. ELIZA.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

Telephonic. Last week the TRAVELER spoke of a number of new telephones to be put in this week, and of the effort to have a line run to Ponca Agency. In this issue we wish to present the claims of the latter line to the citizens of Arkansas City. It is simply a question of business to the merchants of this city. Mr. P. W. Bossart, superintendent of the Kansas division, and who is expected here daily, says that Hunnewell is alive to the importance of connecting the agencies and cattle ranches south of us with some trading point in the state, and is doing her best to raise the necessary funds. Now the town that gives the most assistance to this project is the town that will reap the greatest benefit. The immense advantages thereby resulting to the agency and stockmen are self-evident, and that the Territory people will throw all the trade possible into the city thus reaching out for a closer connection is the only natural conclusion. There is no doubt that Arkansas City can raise more money and receive more support at the hands of Territory residents than any other border town. Mr. J. H. Sherburne, the trader at Ponca, has offered to give $500 to such an enterprise, and we may safely count on a liberal subscription from the various cattlemen around that section whose business interests are connected with those of Arkansas City. This should be met with a corresponding liberality on the part of our businessmen, which will insure telephonic connection with various points in the Indian Territory. A line to Ponca Agency means connection with Willow Springs, Ponca, Otoe, Nez Perce (and in a very short time, Pawnee), the cattle ranches of such men as Sherburne, A. N. Florer, R. A. Houghton, the Dean boys, and others whose interests are identical with ours, besides the various new instruments which will be ordered for parties in town wishing connection with those points. But we must work for this thing, or Hunnewell will step in ahead of us, and we will see the importance of it too late.

Get this enterprise on a business basis, and the telephone company will doubtless make a proposition to the Territory people by which they may lease the line, have their own central office at Ponca, and manage the business for themselves. This can be done, and it will be done. It is only a question of a very short time. Besides forever holding the trade we already have in this direction, it will bring to our doors a large increase in revenue. Let Arkansas City merchants display their wisdom and business sagacity by taking hold of this enterprise and carrying it to a successful issue.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

Musical. Steps have been taken to secure the services of Miss Grace E. Medbury, a most talented musician and instructress in the art, both vocal and instrumental, in the formation of a conservatory at this place. Miss Medbury is a graduate of the Wilbraham academy, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, besides having had the advantage of a thor-ough course of vocal training under Prof. Wheeler, one of Boston's finest musicians and instructors, and has signified her willingness to come if sufficient support were guaranteed. Of this there is no doubt, as there is an abundance of musical talent of a very high order in our city, only waiting to be called into action by the hand of a competent leader. Miss Medbury will organize her classes and conduct her teach-ings on a purely conservatory basis, giving the most thorough and systematic course of training ever offered to western pupils. The very generous response of our citizens to the paper requesting her to come is sufficient evidence that such an institution has long since been desired by our musically inclined population, and we look for the speedy growth of this movement into a school of much larger propor-tions, requiring assistant teachers, and productive of much good. Miss Medbury will be here ready for business by November 26th.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

Mr. D. A. McIntire, for some time the partner of Capt. Nipp in the livery business, has been forced to dispose of his interest in the libery stable; rheumatism necessitating a trip to Hot Springs. Wishing Mr. McIntire a speedy recovery, we congratulate Mr. Nipp's new partner upon securing an interest in such a thriving business.



Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

Some Winfield wheat buyers were in this city the past week, endeavoring to prevail upon our millers to enter into a pool with them to keep down the price of wheat. It seems that these county seat hucksters are rapidly beginning to realize that the magnificent water power at Arkansas City (so feelingly referred to in times past by Winfield as a ditch) is establishing the best grain market in Southern Kansas here, where farmers get the highest prices for their produce at all times. Seeing this, and their inability to compete with our mills, these parties referred to seek to establish a pool by which the farmer is the loser and they are the gainers. Our millers fortunately have the money and business sufficient to enable them to pay good prices for their grain, and consequently failed to ring in with their northern neighbors. Farmers will continue to find in Arkansas City the only business like market for their produce in this or adjoining counties. Make a note of it.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.

Ad. WANTED. I want 150 Head of Cattle to winter; have plenty of feed, water, and shelter. W. J. STEWART. 8 miles s.e. of Arkansas City, on Arkansas River.

Ad. Lost. Gold locket with picture in it. Finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at Mrs. Woodworth's millinery store.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 21, 1883.

Grazing Lands in Indian Territory.

WICHITA, KAN., November 17. Major Griffinstein, of this city, has just returned here from an extended visit to the Indian Territory. While in the Territory Mr. Griffenstein attended an important council of the Pottawatomie Indians. At their council the Pottawatomies annulled an important lease of their surplus land made by George L. Young to prominent cattlemen of this state, and embracing 400,000 acres of land in the Pottawatomie reservation. A committee of five was appointed by the council, with Col. A. F. Mavarre, chairman, and Peter Moose, secretary, for the purpose of leasing these fine grazing lands to the highest bidder of Indian blood. Bids will be received by the committee at the Sacred Heart Mission, in the Indian Territory, until November 28. The leasing of these lands creates an unusual interest among cattlemen, as they are the finest grazing lands on the American continent. The cattle interests of the Indian Territory are growing very rapidly, and pasture fields ten and twenty miles square all under fence are common. Mr. Giffenstein reports the range in the Territory as still good, and cattle in prime condition.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 21, 1883.





Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 21, 1883.

AD. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR GOODS. We have a full line of BOOTS, SHOES, AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, which we will sell cheap for cash.



Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

School election one week from next Tuesday.

There promises to be a pretty general shaking up of city matters soon.

Let us have a new schoolhouse in the west part of the city; we need it.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Tell Walton was in the city yesterday. He is now surveying in the Indian Territory.

Edmund Stanley, the new agent at Ponca, has not arrived yet. He is expected daily.

Our millers paid 87 cents for wheat last Monday. Winfield, please chalk that down.

Corn was worth 25 cents per bushel on our streets last Monday. How was it up in the hollow?

High waters are reported throughout the Indian Territory--more especially in the eastern portion.

Capt. Thompson has rented Jim Penton's farm in Bolton Township and will put on a lot of fine hogs.

Charles Holloway and wife returned home yesterday after an extended visit among relatives and friends.

Our old friend, Dennis Harkins, of Bolton, paid us an appreciated call last week, for which he has our thanks.

Miss Hunt, of Winfield, arrived Saturday and entered upon her duties as assistant principal of our schools last Monday.

E. H. Arthur, the efficient clerk at Ponca Agency, was in the city last Saturday and Sunday, greeting his many friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Arkansas City is the farmers' best market for grain. Wheat brings all the way from three to ten cents per bushel more than in any town in the county.

Parties expecting orders for goods to be sent on return stage are requested to call at the express office. A. DUNN, Agent.

The young ladies of the Methodist Church will give a social this evening at the residence of Miss Eva Phillips.

Only 87 cents per bushel--that was the price for wheat on Monday in Arkansas City. All the west bridges in the county can't save the county seat now.

Mrs. J. C. Loveland is at present visiting friends at Chatauqua Springs, Chautauqua County, but will probably return to her home the latter part of this month.

Frank Lorry is buying wheat for V. M. Ayres, and is making things lively. The farmer gets better prices everyday in this city than in any town in Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

The enterprising firm of Nassauer & Hipsh come to the front with a new ad. This week. They are rapidly working into the favor of the public, and well merit their success.

AD. ATTENTION! TO CASH BUYERS. 25 PERCENT REDUCTION on all goods at our store. Having bought the entire stock of J. C. LUSKY & CO. at greatly reduced prices, we are offering the same at Fabulously Low Prices. All cash buyers who wish to save money had better call at our store and examine goods and prices. NASSAUER & HIPSH. North room in Highland Hall.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Geo. Miller, of Winfield, recently rounded up and branded 5,400 head of cattle at his ranch on Salt Fork south of Hunnewell. He has changed his old brand of LK to 101 on hip and horn.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

McIntire and Soward take up their official duties on the 10th of January next. Capt. Nipp, however, has nearly a year to wait, the second Tuesday in October being the eventful day with him.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

MARRIED. On Sunday afternoon, at the residence of Rev. Harris, Wm. Rose and Miss Mary Stewart. May they never have to wait until the clouds roll by, but always live in perpetual sunshine.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Mrs. S. Whitney, mother of George and Charles Howard, who has been spending the summer in Maine, returned to this city last week, and will make her home during the winter with Mrs. Worthley.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

The next meeting of the Woman's Suffrage society will be held at the residence of Mrs. A. A. Newman, on Wednesday afternoon, November 28, at 4:30 o'clock. The members will please note the change in the time of meeting.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

The long expected bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Mowry, returned last Monday night, and on Tuesday received the hearty congratulations and welcomes of a host of admirers. May the happiness beaming from their countenances never diminish.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

A Pawnee Indian (John Pawnee) stole a hat from W. B. Kirkpatrick's store one day this week, and was detected, arrested, and taken before Justice Bonsall, who fined him $10. Mr. ALo@ sold his pony, paid the fine, and was discharged, and we presume will foot it to his Territory home a sadder and wiser man.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

We had the pleasure of meeting Col. W. L. Archibald and son and Captain Wilkinson, of Oxford, Mississippi, while in the city last week, looking up the cattle interests with their old friend, C. M. McClellan. These gentlemen are largely interested in the breeding of fine stock.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Dr. J. Moynihan has arrived and concluded to late in our city. The doctor seems to be in love with this section of country, and while we hope there will be no very large amount of sickness in our commu-nity, still we welcome him, and trust that prosperity may be his lot.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Mr. F. B. Hutchison, of the past twelve months a resident of Cheyenne Agency, came up to the future great on Tuesday of last week, and is so well pleased with the startling advancement made by our city that he will go into business here. He has purchased the grocery store of Wm. Blakeney, and will take possession the 1st of January.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

AIt's plain who runs the TRAVELER nowadays.@ Democrat.

Yes--well, thanks. Unfortunately it is not quite so transparent who runs the Dothboys Hall concern upstairs. The ear-marks point to a cross between an infant nursed upside down and an ancient member of the animal kingdom having neither pride in ancestry nor hope of posterity.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

A hunting party, consisting of O. J. Godfrey, Frank Speers,

J. J. Breene, H. P. Standley, Geo. McIntire, and their cook, left today for a jollification in the Territory. They contemplate an absence of about three weeks. Nothing short of bears will satisfy these ambitious Nimrods, judging from the amount of ammunition they packed away, though it is highly probable that they will not slight the claims of turkey and deer.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

ANow that the west bridge has been repaired in good shape, there is no reason why the farmers should not turn their faces once more toward the county seat.@ Telegram.

Isn't there? Well, we should smile that there was. Most farmers are blindly prejudiced in favor of getting the highest prices for their wheat. It may appear foolish to you folks, but there is no accounting for tastes. Hence they come to Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

We were favored with a call last Thursday from P. W. Bossart, superintendent Kansas division, and E. L. Smith, general superintendent of the Misssouri and Kansas Telephone Company. These gentlemen report a lively interest in the new enterprise of running a line from this city to the agencies and cattle ranches south of us, and will use their influence toward securing this much needed convenience.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Hotel Change. The widely known and popular hotel man, Charley France, last Monday took charge of the Leland, leasing the same of Mr. Patterson. Charley takes hold of a good business, and is the best man in Southern Kansas to manage the large and increasing patronage of the Leland, having had valuable experience at Wichita, Wellington, and Arkansas City during the past five years. C. U. will spare no pains to sustain the high reputation of this popular hotel. His success is certain.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Constant Clips.

Rev. Snyder preached a very interesting sermon at district No. 10 last Sunday night.

Work will be commenced on the new church in a few days.

The entertainment given at the Holland schoolhouse was a success. The proceeds will be used toward purchasing a bell for the church. The entertainment consisted of numerous dialogues, songs, and declamations, given in fine style; also some good tableaux. A defect in the lights, however, spread a very consumptive appearance over the audience. The performance closed early, and all went home expressing themselves high satisfied. ELIZA.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

The Telegram some time ago published an article to the effect that the east and west road had increased their charges for freight, whereupon the Topeka Commonwealth took it upon itself to defend the railroad company by denying such a raise. In last week's Telegram, however, Brother Black produces letters and statements that will be hard to set aside by those interested on the side of the railway corporation. The Telegram has rather the best of the argument, and is making it warm for the K. C. L. & S. K. This complaint has grown pretty general all over the state, and something will have to be done in favor of the people.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Mrs. B. W. Sherburne, mother of Mrs. E. D. Eddy, arrived in her western home last Friday after a protracted visit among old friends in Winnegance, Maine. She is accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Morse, and family, who will hereafter make their home with us. With this happy family came Mrs. Morse's mother-in-law, a lady who has attained the rare old age of 87 years, and who is possessed of a life and vitality not often seen in women thirty years younger--attesting a marvelous constitution and perfect health. We trust the breezes of Southern Kansas may fan her aged cheeks even more lightly than have the rigorous winds of the Atlantic coast.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Thanksgiving. The ladies of the First Presbyterian Church have secured the Perry house for their Thanksgiving entertainment. They have also the united support of all the feminine portion of this congregation, in getting up this supper, which promises to be a gorgeous affair, eclipsing any previous effort in this line. Oysters in any and every style, turkey, chicken, quail, and all the dainty comestibles that appetite or fancy can suggest, will be placed before the guests, and in the light of history we can promise a rich treat. In addition to the supper there will be a fancy table containing rare specimens of tidies, fascinators, aprons, etc. (The work of the ladies during the month preceding the supper), which will not only be highly ornamental but eminently serviceable. Donations in this line of work are requested from all whose generosity will sanction the furtherance of so good a cause as that to which the proceeds are to be devoted--the improvement of the church. Let there be that whole-souled unanimity in this instance which has heretofore characterized our ladies and gentlemen.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.


To the Editor of the Traveler. DEAR SIR: We, the undersigned citizens and taxpayers of Arkansas City, Kansas, would respectfully ask that you, through your columns, do give us the law in regard to the disbursement of city finances, reports of officers, etc.

As is already known, the above was handed in too late for an answer last week. Below will be found all the law we can find, in any way bearing upon the subject mentioned in the request of these gentlemen. The following extracts are taken from Dassler's ACompiled Laws of Kansas,@ chapter 19a, which treats of the organization and government of cities of the third class.

SECTION 46. All taxes collected by the county treasurers of the respective counties shall be paid over to the city treasurer as fast as collected, and the county treasurer shall take duplicate receipts from the city treasurer for the same, and file one with the city clerk; the clerk shall enter in a book kept for that purpose, and under the proper heads, all amounts so receipted for; said book and vouchers to be for reference in the annual settlement with the city treasurer.

SECTION 47. The council shall cause to be published quarterly, between the 15th and 20th days of March, June, September, and December, in each year, a full and detailed statement of the receipts, expenditures, and indebtedness of the city for the quarter, ending on the 15th of said months respectively.

SECTION 48. All claims against the city must be presented in writing, with a full account of the items, and verified by the oath of the claimant or his agent that the same is correct, reasonable, and just; and no claim or demand shall be audited or allowed, unless presented and verified as provided in this section.

Section 50 refers to the collection of a license tax on--

AAuctioneers, hawkers, peddlers, taverns, dram shops, saloons, liquor sellers, billiard tables, bowling alleys, drays, hacks, omnibuses, and other vehicles used in the city for pay, shows, theaters, and all kinds of exhibitions for pay: Provided, That all kinds of scientific and literary lectures shall be exempt from such taxation, as well also, as concerts and other musical entertainments exclusively given by the citizens of the city.@

SECTION 85. All fines and penalties collected, arising from a breach of the ordinances of the city, shall be paid to the city treasurer by the police judge immediatley after receiving the same.






Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING. Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association.

From the Caldwell Journal.

The semi-annual meeting of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association was called to order today by President Ben S. Miller.

On motion the reading of the minutes of the last meeting were dispensed with.

H. M. Bennett, treasurer of the association, made the following report.

Collected on membership fees: $ 1,399.00

Assessment for lease to Cherokee Nation: 105,765.16

TOTAL: $107,164.16

Paid on C. N. Lease: $ 50,000.00

Paid on rewards, inspectors' salaries, etc. 46,702.60

TOTAL: $ 96,702.60

Balance on hand: $ 10,461.56





D. R. Streeter offered the following, which was adopted.

Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting that the board of directors of this association shall issue an order to the effect that all parties shall pay alike for building and keeping in repair all fences dividing their respective ranges.

E. C. Moderwell offered the following:

Resolved, That the officers of this association be requested to take such steps as shall effectually prevent the driving of through Texas cattle over the route heretofore used to some extent, extending from Bullfoot ranch through the Cherokee strip to Dodge City.

Resolved, That said officers be requested to notify all parties concerned, through the Texas stock papers and otherwise, that said route is fenced, and can no longer be used as a thoroughfare for through cattle.

The resolutions were unanimously adopted.

H. R. Johnson, inspector at Kansas City, reported that he had caught 108 head, amounting in value to $3,773.95.

There being no further business, on motion the association adjourned to the second Tuesday in March, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Our Tannehill correspondent, in his last letter, states that Arkansas City wheat buyers are paying three cents more a bushel than Winfield. AGranger@ is mistaken; both towns are paying the same, 75 cents per bushel. Telegram.

Oh, we guess not. Last Saturday was a good day for both towns, and Winfield strained a notch or two and paid the farmer the munificent sum of 77 cents for his wheat. The price at Arkansas City, where we have the finest water power in the state, ran up to 95 cents per bushel, the average price for the day being over 80 cents. Now you buyers up there know this just as well as we do, and you might just as well come out and tell the truth about it as to seek to mislead the farmers. Of course, it galls you to realize that our millers have just as much money as yours have, and infinitely better storage facilities, but this is the penalty you pay for being sunk in a hollow and depending on the capricious Walnut for power to turn your wheels. Why don't you bow to the inevitable and come to a city where the mills run night and day and are not affected by rain or drouth or rumors of the same?


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

School Election. There will be an election held on Tuesday, December 4, for the purpose of voting bonds to the amount of $10,000, to be used in securing a new school house for this district. At the same time the question of location will be voted on. This proposition should carry by all means. Our schools have been overcrowded for the past two years, and the rapidity with which our city if filling up makes it imperative upon the people to provide more commodious quarters. It seems hardly necessary to urge the importance of this measure upon our citizens, the very general response of the voters in signing the call evincing the interest felt and showing that they are nearly unanimous in its favor. While the question of location is nothing to us individually, we would suggest that the western part of the city is justly entitled to the new building. Doubtless this will be the quarter selected.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

The Caldwell Journal complains of ruffianism among cowboys hanging around that town, and not without cause, judging from the following account of the little pleasantries indulged in by these festive youths.

Stopping at the Mayhew schoolhouse, they forced the teacher, young Mr. Beals, to drink whiskey out of a bottle they had. Arriving opposite the next schoolhouse, they fired several shots at it. On the other side of Bluff creek, a few miles of Donaldson's ford, is the schoolhouse of district No. 144. Here they amused themselves by shooting the knob off the door, filling the door full of bullet holes, and shooting the lights out of several windows. They fired several shots into the next schoolhouse west, doing but little damage.

At the schoolhouse in district No. 72, they gave the teacher, John Lowry, about the same treatment they did Mr. Beals, compelling him to drink their villainous whiskey.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Ad. GIRL WANTED. A good girl for general housework. Apply to Mrs. H. P. Farrar.

Ad. GIRL WANTED. Girl wanted for general housework in a small family. Apply to C. H. SEARING.

Ad. WANTED. I want two good houses of five or six rooms, in good location, to rent. Good tenants furnished. Inquire of N. T. Snyder.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Ad. BARB WIRE. Parties buying the above in large quantities call on us AT ONCE. The bottom has fallen out. G. W. MILLER & CO.

Ad. ATTENTION! Having sold out my store building, I shall be compelled to close out the photographers' business the end of the month. All parties needing work should call at once. Mrs. D. W. Stevens. Arkansas City, November 11, 1883.

Ad. The finest assortment of Candies at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Ad. BY TELEPHONE. Order your groceries by telehone of the Diamond Front.

Ad. Stray Notice. Taken up, on my farm in Bolton Township, Cowley County, Kansas, 4 head of horses and colts branded (EB) [NOTE: THE E WAS TURNED AROUND.] The owner can have them, paying charges. ALLEN MOWRY.

Ad. WANTED. At the Diamond Front: 1,000 Turkeys; 1,000 Chickens; 1,000 Ducks--and every description of game, for which we will pay the highest market price. J. Kroenert & Co.

Ad. Spiced Pigs' Feet at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Ad. Monitor Crackers 12-1/2 cents per pound at the St. Louis Restaurant.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

AD. CLOSING SALE! I will sell my stock of Millinery Goods At cost for the next THIRTY DAYS to close business. Store for rent after December 15, or will sell stock and fixtures and give immediate possession. Mrs. Woodworth.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of December, A. D. 1883, at 10 o'clock a.m. of said day, at the office of C. R. Mitchell, at the Geuda Mineral Springs, in Cowley County, Kansas, the books of the Geuda Mineral Springs Co., a corporation under the laws of the state of Kansas, will be opened for receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of said corporation.

The authorized capital of said corporation is $250,000, divided into 10,000 non-assessable shares of $25 each.





A. W. McCARTY, Directors.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 28, 1883.


A terrible shooting affray occurred on Hickory Creek, in the southeast part of Butler County, last Saturday. Two farmers, Hampton and McKeigh, got into a fight. Hampton was getting the worst of it when he called on his son standing near to shoot McKeigh, and young Hamption fired, shooting McKeight through the lumbs, wounding him fatally. The affray is the result of an old neighborhood feud.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 28, 1883.


A startling jail delivery occurred at El Dorado last Saturday night. There were four prisoners confined in the county jail, and when Deputy Sheriff Schram entered the jail to give the prisoners their supper, three of them sprang on him, secured his revolver, and made their escape. The alarm was given at once, and two of the prisoners, Hamilton and Woodward, confined for horse stealing, were captured before they could get out of town. The other man starting, also a horse thief, got away, but was subsequently arrested at Douglass.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 28, 1883.


Last Friday evening Deputy Sheriff Taylor came down from Winfield, and arrested Mr. Kitchen for selling liquor contrary to the prohibitory law of this state, and on Saturday Sheriff Gary arrested A. W. Patterson and C. U. France on the same grounds of offense. Papers were served on the latter gentlemen more from a desire to sift the matter to the bottom than from any belief that they were at all implicated. Concerning this move, which has more in it than an honest desire to bring these men to justice, we have simply this to say.

Insofar as it is the result of a desire on the part of our county officers and law abiding citizens to protect the dignity of the law and to punish its offenders, we cannot but say amen; but insofar as it springs from an attempt of our city marshal to shield himself from just censure for his neglect of duty on Thursday or from an understanding that effort will be made to lessen the establishment of L. D. Skinner in consideration of his furnishing whatever information he may possess, we hope it will fall flat. Mr. Oldham is suddenly taking a very lively interest in the temperance cause--more than would reasonably be expected from a person of his proclivities; but in his desire to procure witnesses against Mr. Kitchen and direct the public eye away from himself and Skinner, he completely ignores a most valuable witness for the state--himself. He need not have waited until last Friday to become such a shining light with his good work, as by personal observation he long ago possessed all such knowledge necessary. Such a course, however, is but in keeping with the tactics he has pursued for some time in the office of marshal--to hit the game if it is a deer and miss it if it is a calf. The gentlemen who are on Mr. Skinner's bond have always been conscientious temperance men, ever working against the liquor traffic in any shape. From them the whiskey dealers have never expected anything but uncompromising war; but it was a matter of surprise that such a good consuming though poor paying customer as the city marshal should become so thoroughly converted in so short a time.

While we desire to see the law take its course, we most profoundly hope the offenses against decency, last Thursday, which were witnessed by the entire city, will not be overlooked; and that in the effort to convict one man or set of men of violating the law, the inefficiency of an officer will receive due consideration.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 28, 1883.

Notice of District Election.

In compliance to a petition dated the 23rd day of July, 1883, and signed by the legally required number of voters of school district No. 2, County of Cowley, and State of Kansas, it is hereby ordered by the district board of said district that an election be held at the office of I. H. Bonsall, commencing at 8 o'clock a.m., and closing at 6 o'clock p.m., on the 4th day of December, 1883, upon the question of issuing bonds of the district to the amount of $10,000 for the purpose of erecting a school building. Said bonds to be payable as follows:

Bond No. 1, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1885.

Bond No. 2, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1886.

Bond No. 3, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1887.

Bond No. 4, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1888.

Bond No. 5, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1889.

Bond No. 6, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1890.

Bond No. 7, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1891.

Bond No. 8, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1892.

Bond No. 9, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1893.

Bond No. 10, $1,000, to become due June 1, 1894.

And to be sold at not less than one hundred cents on the dollar.

The votes shall be by ballot. On the tickets in favor of the bonds shall be written the words, AFor the Bonds,@ and on the tickets against the issue shall be written AAgainst the Bonds.@

By order of the board.

FRANK J. HESS, District Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

AD. STRANGERS -and not- STRANGERS who want to buy C H E A P should not fail to visit the CHEAP CASH STORE, -OF- WYCKOFF & SON, Next Door to Creswell Bank. OVERCOATS -and all kinds of- Clothing And Furnishing Goods, Overshirts, Undershirts, Drawers, etc., at breakdown prices. Also, Groceries! Cheaper than the cheapest. Our motto is to sell, and sell we must. No standstill. Give us a call and examine goods and prices. If they don't suit, don't buy. Terms strictly cash or ready pay. All kinds of Produce bought and sold at market prices.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Wichita is now lighted by gas.

Miss Hunt will spend Thanksgiving in Winfield.

School bond election next Tuesday, December 4.

Home talent at the opera house tomorrow. Patronize it.

Geo. Wright is blooming into a successful psychologist, rivaling Belew.

Sheriff Gary was in the city last Friday, and favored this office with a call. Fact.

There are 148 pensioners in Cowley County drawing all the way from $1 to $72 per month.

Parties wishing to pay their taxes now can do so by calling on

F. J. Hess, at the Creswell Bank.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Tom Finney and John Florer, of the Territory, were in the liveliest city in southwest Kansas last Friday.

The citizens raised a purse last Thursday for Ed. Horn for attending to thhe duties of the city marshal.

The tower in the new bank building was put in place last Monday, making a very imposing appearance.

Col. J. C. McMullen, Winfield's heavy weight banker, was in the city yesterday accompanied by Mr. Nixon.

Get your supper early at the Perry house tomorrow night, and then go to the opera house. It will pay you.

James A. Foss and wife, of Saco, Maine, arrived last Monday and will spend the winter with their daughter, Mrs. H. P. Farrar.

If there is any girl that wants a good home at good wages, the same can be had by applying to Mrs. H. P. Farrar at once.

A. W. Patterson and wife left for Michigan yesterday, and will while away a few weeks among relatives and friends.

An extra session of school was held on last Saturday, and two days vacation were granted this week--Thanksgiving and Friday.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Under the rules, our public school will be closed Thursday and Friday this week. An extra day of school was held last Saturday.

Major Griffenstein, of Wichita, was in the city last Friday, on his way to the Pottawatomie country, where he is interested in cattle.

Prairie fires are of daily and nightly occurrence at this season of the year. Parties in the Territory should look well to their fire guards.

Thanksgiving being a legal holiday, the post office will be closed all day except between the hours of 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. J. C. TOPLIFF, Postmaster.

Spray & Hess last week sold S. H. Adams' farm for $4,800. Mr. Adams purposes a trip to Texas in a few weeks, and will remaind during the winter months.

The Standard is a new publication at Caldwell, devoted to the interests of stockmen and the development of that section of country. Success to all such journals.

Mrs. J. E. Miller and daughter, Julia, left for Pennsylvania this week. May the warm wishes of their many friends here be instrumental in bringing them back soon.

Chet. Van Meter, aged about 23 years, and residing seven miles northwest of Caldwell, was killed last Wednesday while resisting arrest. He was considered a bad man.

In Neosho County an ex-confederate soldier, running on the Republican ticket, beat an old union soldier on the Democratic ticket. It looks as if this cruel war was almost over.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

There will be a masquerade ball in Winfield on the 10th of January, for which great preparations are being made. Invitations will be sent to the Arkansas City young people.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Real estate is on a boom. Spray & Hess alone sold over $10,000 worth last week. Arkansas City and Cowley County real estate is considered the best of property now, and bring good prices.

Among the laws passed at the late session of the Choctaw council was one entitled AAn act to prevent the building of railroads and railroad branches without authority from the grand council.@

There are seven teachers employed in our public schools, each one having from 53 to 98 pupils in charge. Is there any stronger argument needed in favor of a new school building and more teachers?

Our old friend, James Penton, of Bolton Township, leaves today for a long journey--his destination being no less a place than Norfolk, England. May good luck go with him to his native land.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Gen. A. H. Green has returned to Winfield. He has greatly improved, and says he has made quite a speculation in real estate in some new railroad town in Missouri. We wish him continued prosperity.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

The Choctaw council has appropriated $1,500 for the establishment of a newspaper organ at Atoka. The publishers propose to put in a steam engine and cylinder press, and print the paper partly in Choctaw.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

BIRTH. Dr. Kellogg was called away from the phantom party at Matlack's last Monday night to attend another sheet and pillow-case party, which brought joy and a son to Mr. J. A. Stafford, living west of this city.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

L. D. Skinner thought there was not enough people in Arkansas City to hold him, but when Ed. Horn and J. J. Clark embraced him, he began to realize that he was nothing but a man after all--and a poor specimen at that.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

The ladies of the Baptist Church, and all others interested, are invited to meet at the residence of Mrs. N. T. Snyder on Friday, 2 o'clock p.m., to make arrangements for a fair and festival to be held in the week before Christmas.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

A. A. Newman and F. J. Hess have bought the barns and lots on Fifth Avenue, just east of Summit Street, paying therefor $3,200. There will be no change made on this property at present, but next spring most substantial improvements will be made thereon.




Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

White and Indian hunters in the Territory are causing considerable loss and trouble to the stockmen by letting fires get out, which burn off the ranges. Too much care cannot be observed in this matter, as thousands of acres are at stake.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

BIRTH. That prince of good fellows, J. H. Sherburne, who just now thinks he is the biggest man in the United States, came in from Ponca Monday night. Joe will want a telephone in Ponca now, sure, so the entire state can hear that bundle of dimples call him papa.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

N. T. Snyder's real estate paper, the Farm and Home, will appear again this week. Since its last issue Mr. Snyder has sold nearly every piece of property advertised therein, proving its value as an advertising medium. The Farm and Home is fast becoming an institution of Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Let us have a calaboose built in this city--a good, strong one that can provide suitable shelter for those who want to Arun this city;@ and then let them be put in there when occasion calls for it. Such a course as this would soon do away with such episodes as that of last Thursday.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sherburne, at Ponca Agency, Indian Territory, on Thursday, November 22, a son.

The best welcome we can give this cherished stranger is the wish that he may become a man worthy of his excellent parents, and our sentiments will be echoed by a host of friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Mr. S. J. Taft, one of West Bolton's prosperous farmers, has just built him a fine stone residence--conceded by all to be the finest in Bolton Township. The work was done under the instruction of John Williams, the best workman in this section, and is a credit to him and all concerned in it.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Edmund Stanley, who was some time ago appointed agent for the Poncas, gave up his desires in that direction, and declined to make his bond. Since then J. W. Scott has been appointed. In the meanwhile the best agent the Indians or government ever had is anxiously waiting to be released, so that he can attend to his business interests in this city.





Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Matlack were most agreeable and completely surprised last Monday night; quite a group of the married portion of our society waiting upon them in shroud and mask. We never (or hardly ever) hankered after a partner to our tribulations as much as when we learned that only the wedded were to enjoy the hospitality of the genial Mr. and Mrs. Matlack.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Post No. 158, G. A. R., will give a supper at the Perry house one week from next Saturday night, which will be free to the members and the favored few who are invited. The programme is to consist of music and a general good time socially. There are now seventy-four members to this post, and it is in a thriving condition. Further notice of the supper will be given next week.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

J. L. Huey last Monday purchased the Leland Hotel property, consisting of the building and three lots. So long as the present lease holds good, no change will be made; but at the expiration of the lease, Mr. Huey contemplates the erection of a substantial business block, with seventy-five feet front. This is a fine corner, and will prove a most excellent investment for the Creswell Bank.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

On the 9th day of December, the second Sunday, the Methodist Episcopal Church is to be formally dedicated, Rev. B. Kelley, of Wichita, officiating. The repairs and improvements are to be at once completed, and the entire indebtedness--not large--is to be provided for before the dedication. All are cordially invited to be present. Services are to begin at 10:30 a.m. D. W. PHILLIPS, Pastor.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Rally Round The Flag. Come one and all and join the cavalry company. You are respectfully invited to attend the meeting tonight at 8 o'clock sharp. Boys and soldiers from the country are especially invited.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

A Relic of Barbarism.

On last Thursday afternoon Mr. L. D. Skinner, of Bolton Township, well known in this city, became possessed of the very laudable desire to Arun the city,@ and proceeded to do it in the most approved cowboy style. This has long been a favorite pastime of the gentle Skinner. His effervescent disposition requires more pronounced means than those provided by nature to relieve his cherished carcass of its superabundance of noxious gases, and consequently he has proved a most formidable rival of the moon in the regularity with which he gets full and elevates the residence of Satan. He had one of his Aregulars@ on last Thursday. For over two hours he rode his pony up and down Summit Street, on the sidewalk whenever it suited the promptings of the bacchanalian spirit of the rider, or wherever the poor brute could be forced to go. His curses were as frequent as could well be expected of a person who must perforce take time to breathe, and what they lacked in refinement was amply supplied by the clearness of their pronunciation amid the indiscriminate manner in which they were applied to ladies and gentlemen alike who were upon the street. Just where our city marshal was during all this time was a question of much moment, but of hopeless solution, and after vainly waiting for his appearance, some of our citizens concluded that the quickest way to find him was for them to arrest Skinner and get him under lock and key. This was done by Ed. Horn, George Wright, George Cunningham, and Jennings Clark, with a suddenness that very nearly unjointed the animated tub of intoxicants, and he was soon landed in Bonsall's office. The object of our citizens was accomplished; he was arrested and the city marshall was found instantly. Skinner was put under $500 bond for his appearance next day, when he was granted a stay of ten days, he still giving the same bond. His trial takes place next Monday, when it is to be hoped that he will be taught a lesson that will carry with it some weight.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

At the Opera House. Tomorrow night will be given an entertainment at the Highland Opera House for which those interested have been practicing for the past two months. It will consist of songs, athletic exercises, character sketches, etc., of a high order, and will be richly worth the price of admission. We have seen enough to guarantee that this entertainment will be better than anything of its kind ever given here. That it is the result of home talent should only make our citizens take greater pride in it and give it the encouragement it merits. There will be absolutely nothing objectionable in the performance. The management cheerfully offers to refund the money to any person who can make the slightest complaint. The boys have been put to a heavy expense in getting up this show, and are entitled to the support of our citizens, which we hope will be cheerfully accorded them.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

The law says in so many words that the city marshal shall arrest any man seen drunk on the streets and place him in the calaboose until he is sober. Then why is it that every guilty man is pulled up before the police judge and let off with a small fine, instead of keeping him imprisoned until he sobers off? If the law compels a police judge to accept bail from any culprit offering it, in the name of decency and good order that culprit should be locked up until sober--another item on which the law is equally plain, and wherein a city marshal has no right to exercise his own sweet will. There is too much regard paid to the feelings of a drunken brute and too little respect paid to the ladies and gentlemen who have been insulted by such carrion as was running loose last Thursday.



Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents in this city, on Monday morning, November 26, by Rev. S. H. Fleming, Mr. John N. T. Gooch, of Otoe Agency, Indian Territory, and Miss Lizzie Wyckoff.

We can most heartily congratulate both parties to this happy union, and bespeak for them the brightest of futures in their Territory home, for which they took their departure immediately after the ceremony. The wedding was strictly private, which was necessitated by the early hour. The very high esteem in which this worthy couple is held was evidenced by the many rich presents showered upon the bride, both by admiring friends in Arkansas City and those from the far east. May their lives be as happy and perfect as was the day on which they were united.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Whoever lodged information leading to the arrest of C. U. France last Saturday was guilty of a cowardly and uncalled for act. Mr. France entered into the hotel business in this city on Monday of last week, and consequently had been in business but five days when summoned to appear in Winfield in answer to a charge of selling liquor. Mr. France never sold a drop of liquor in this or any other town, and such cowardly thrusts as this will only serve to bring him new friends. He is doing everything in his power to make a first-class hotel, and is succeeding. He has in no way, shape, or form been interested in the selling of liquor, as we firmly believe, and we take pleasure in thus setting him right before the people.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

The TRAVELER is not pining for a legal argument, as our esteemed contemporary suggests, but simply obeyed the request of a number of businessmen and produced the law they asked for. The TRAVELER has no more interest in this matter than any private citizen should have. It simply acts as an agent, and offers its columns for the welfare of the city. We believe this agitation will result in good--that it will be instrumental in bringing more revenue into the city treasury, and place our city on a more businesslike basis than heretofore. If it does this, every friend of the city should be satisfied.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

At a special meeting of the council last Monday night, a petition signed by some fifty or sixty of our taxpayers was presented requesting that a statement of the financial standing of Arkansas City be published in our papers. It has been several years since such a statement has been made, and in view of the law published last week, it seems quite reasonable that the council should comply with the request of these citizens.






Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Notice. There will be a meeting held at McLaughlin's Hall this evening at 8 o'clock sharp, for the purpose of mustering and electing officers in the State Militia company organized at this place. All members of the company are expected to be in attendance as important business will come before the meeting.

By order of C. G. THOMPSON, Chairman.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Attempted Highway Robbery. Last Saturday evening as Mr. Taft and his son-in-law were going home, they were stopped at the west bridge by two men, who demanded their money. It seems that one of the would-be robbers was a tramp who had previously been employed by Mr. Taft, and who had seen the latter gentleman draw a considerable amount of money from the bank on that afternoon. The other man, who held a large revolver in his hand, was unknown to Mr. Taft. Fortunately, before there was any chance for a more serious disturbance, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Stelyer [Steiver ?] rode up and hostilities ceased. Warrants were issued for the arrest of the tramp and his accomplice, but so far nothing has been heard from them.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Miss Medbury, of whom mention has been made, has decided to come to Arkansas City and organize a conservatory of music. She will be ready to receive pupils on Wednesday, the 2nd day of January, and give thorough instruction in vocal culture, and on piano and organ, at less than one-half of the usual conservatory price. McLaughlin Hall has been secured, a piano rented, and much encouragement given to the enterprise. It is to be hoped that she will receive a liberal patronage, as she resigns a pleasant position that she may yield to the solicitation to come to this place.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Attention. In time of peace prepare for war. The cavalry company at this place has sixty-one enlisted men and ninety-seven on the roll, and will elect their officers tonight. Look out for a grand military ball soon.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Ad. ALBUMS! ALBUMS!! The finest line ever brought to the city at Shepard & Maxwell's.

Ad. THANKSGIVING OYSTERS! AT THE ST. LOUIS RESTAURANT. I will have four different grades of Oysters for this day at prices from 55 to 70 cents per can. I keep only the Sauer's Baltimore oyster and I guarantee every can to be full and strictly fresh, as I receive them daily. Celery always on hand. S. V. GOEDEN, Prop.

Ad. Autograph and Photograph albums at Shepard & Maxwell's.

Ad. WANTED. I will pay the highest market price in cash for 10 head of fresh cows. J. W. BROWN.

Ad. Holiday Books at Shepard & Maxwell's.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1883.

Ad. I will let for the next season 25 acres of good plow land; on my farm two miles north of the city. Terms $50 in advance. Jno. Alexander.

Ad. WANTED. I want two good houses of five or six rooms, in good location, to rent. Good tenants furnished. Inquire of N. T. Snyder.