[From January 2, 1884, to February 27, 1884.]

H. P. STANDLEY, Editor & Publisher.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 2, 1884.





Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 2, 1884.

Ad. JAMISON VAWTER, M. D. (Late of the Louisville, Ky., Eye and Ear Infirmary) Physician and Surgeon. Special attention given to diseases of the Eye, Ear, Throat, and Nose (nasal catarrh). Office in Matlack=s building, upstairs, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Ad. Licensed Auctioneer. The undersigned will hold stock sales on the streets every day. Particular attention given to crying sales in the country. Orders left at this office will receive prompt attention. M. M. SCOTT, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Ad. J. H. TRASK, ARCHITECT, BUILDER, AND CONTRACTOR. Arkansas City, Kansas. Plans and specifications furnished on short notice.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

The Kaws have been paid their annuity and are happy once more.

There is plenty of water for stock in the creeks and draws this wintr.

Mr. and Mrs. Hagin, of Winfield, spent New Year=s day in our city.

Rosa Lisle at the opera house this city, January 8 and 9. Tickets at the post office.

Hon. E. M. Hewins will enclosed a large pasture on the Osage reserve on Big Beaver.

Mr. Gilbert=s fence, enclosing twelve miles square of the Kaw reservation, is almost completed.

Henry Goldsmith, Winfield=s book man, took in our town between trains one day last week.

The installation of officers of the Masonic lodge in this city took place Thursday evening last.

BIRTH. Born on Monday morning, December 31, 1881, in this city, to Mr. and Mrs. W. Waltman [?], a son. [NOT SURE OF LAST NAME AT ALL.]


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

N. T. Snyder is now in Iowa, where he will purchase stock; according to the last edition of the Farm and Home.

Court commenced last Tuesday morning and adjourned to Monday, January 7, 1884. The docket will be found in this issue.

A pound donation party at Rev. Fleming=s last Monday night was largely attended and of course a jolly time was had.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Mr. Scott, agent of the Pawnees, Otoes, and Poncas, was in the city last week, a guest at the Perry house, en route for the Territory.

The annual meeting of the Presbyterian congregation will be held in the church tomorrow, Thursday, January 3, 1884, at 7:30 o=clock p.m.

Mr. Snyder, living on Shilocco creek, shipped in a car load of 165 head of stock hogs from Iowa last week. Corn is scarce in Iowa and hogs cheap.

Lost. In this city on Monday, December 24, 1883, a Knights Templar (Maltese cross) watch charm. Finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving at the Arkansas City bank.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eddy, of this city, on Wednesday morning, December 26, 1883, a daughter. Dsr. Chapel was in attendance and both mother and child are progressing finely.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride=s parents, Bolton Township, December 25, 1883, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Herbert A. Thompson and Allie I. Townsley. The happy couple have our best wishes for a long and happy life.

We call attention to the card of Mr. M. M. Scott, licensed auctioneer, which appears in this issue. Mr. Scott has had twenty years experience in this business in the East and parties needing anything in his line would do well to see him.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Messrs. Shelden & Speers, the clothing men, come out in a new ad. This week, which is full of interest to the public at large, and said public are hereby advised to read the same and profit thereby, to-wit: see ad. In another column.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

The attention of our readers is called to the card of the Pickard brothers, carpenters and contractors, which appears in this issue. The gentlemen are thoroughly reliable and efficient workmen, and we bespeak for them a share of our people=s patronage.

AD. PICKARD BROS., CARPENTERS, CONTRACTORS, AND JOBBERS. The patronage of the public solicited and satisfaction guaranteed. SHOP ON NORTH SUMMIT STREET.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Rev. Campbell was the recipient of a handsome Christmas gift from his congregation. In the absence of the reverend gentleman his rooms were raided, and his old furniture replaced with an elegant suite of walnut. Was he surprised? We should remark, and we are glad of it.

Mr. Ed. Kingsbury writes us for the TRAVELER from Burlington, Kansas, where he is now located, as he wishes to hear from his old home regularly.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Our old friend, Mr. A. H. Smith, of Otto, was in the city last week. Mr. Smith has been a steady reader of the TRAVELER for the past ten years.

Mr. A. H. Clark, formerly of Cowley County, but now of Chautauqua Springs, was in the city last week and expressed himself very much astonished at the growth our town has made in the last few years and believes its business prospects were simply immense. Mr. Clark will read the TRAVELER from this time on and will thus be posted on the deluge in this section.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

The Fuller ranch of 3,000 acres of land on Rock Creek, south of Maple City, was sold last week to Messrs. Taylor, Wilkie, Martin, and others, of Cambridge, Ohio, for $21,000. The same gentlemen got Messrs. Libby & Moody to Aset a price@ on their farm of 800 acres, which was Aset@ at $10,000. They purchased that also. Also a ranch in Greenwood County. The gentlemen are friends of Maj. Sleeth, C. M. Scott, and others here and are good substantial men.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Messrs. David Hoover and David Martin, of Sterling, Illinois, one day last week. These gentlemen have been traveling through different sections of Kansas in search of a suitable location with a view to engaging in the stock business, and until reaching this section saw nothing that came up to their ideal. Now, however, they have seen the best part of the best county and state in the Union, and will ere long make this their future home.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

There is no longer any doubt of this country becoming a blue grass country. The experiment has been tried in timber land, bottom land, and on the highest point of the uplands. Mr. Gilliland, on Little Beaver, has a splendid stand. Mr. W. E. Ketchum, on the high divide east of Grouse Creek, also has a good lot of it, besides many others. In Missouri, where the land has been closely pasture and blue grass sown, the seed took well and the state is becoming a blue grass state. The best time to sow it is in the spring. Prepare the ground well as you would for any seed crop, and you will succeed.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

CHINA WEDDING. On last Thursday, in Southeast Bolton, at the residence of Mr. S. And Mrs. M. Kennedy, was witnessed an occasion of joy and gladness. It was the China wedding of Mr. Silas and Mrs. Mary Kennedy, who had witnessed twenty years of married life. Upwards of a hundred guests were present to see the nuptial, which was performed by the Rev. H. S. Lundy, of Arkansas City. After the ceremony the company was invited to surround the table to partake of the rich viands which it was so heavily laden with. The following are some of the valuable presents received.

A set of plates, ten-set and bread plate, Flance ware, by Mr. and Mrs. M. Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. D. Beton, Mr. and Mrs. B. Masterson, Mr. and Mrs. Creechfeld, Mr. and Mrs. W. Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bayent.

Two cups and saucers by Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Weatherholt.

Match safe by Master Wallie Weatherholt.

Set of vases by Mr. and Mrs. C. Renps.

Two mugs by Mr. and Mrs. Bennett.

One fruit dish by Mr. and Mrs. W. Kay.

Fruit dish, card receiver, and mug, by Mr. and Mrs. F. Chambers.

Two cups and saucers by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Snyder.

Pair of vases by Mr. and Mrs. E. Bowman.

Two cups and saucers by Mr. Marshall and daughters.

Cup and saucer by Mr. and Mrs. Beatty.

Bread plate and cup and saucer, by Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Carlisle.

Vase by L. Caster.

The guests enjoyed themselves socially, and it was a day long to be remembered by all who were present. May Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy enjoy a long and happy life together is the wish of all who were present to witness the twentieth anniversary of their conjugal life.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Sad Accident. An accident of the most distressing nature befell Mr. and Mrs. Leach, of West Bolton, as they were crossing the Arkansas bridge west of town last Wednesday afternoon. It would appear that Mr. Leach=s team became scared at the foam blown by the wind below the bridge, and while attempting to pass a buggy, in which were seated Messrs. Chas. Howard and Sam Burriss, commenced to back, breaking the railing and falling backwards into the water. The wagon fell upon Mrs. Leach, and had it not been for Mr. Burriss, who immediately jumped to the rescue, and Mr. Leach, the lady would have drowned. As it was, she remained insensible until she arrived in the city, when she was placed under the care of Dr. Reed, who, upon examination, found one of her legs was broken above the ankle, the ankle being badly bruised, the left arm was broken, also a rib, and the skull badly bruised. At this writing the unfortunate lady is doing as well as could be expected, and we hope may speedily recover from her injuries. The railing of the bridge should be strengthened in some way, for as it now stands, it is no protection at all.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Our Conservatory of Music. Miss Medbury, of whom the TRAVELER has had occasion to speak before, arrived in this city today noon, and can be seen at the Perry house parlors. It was the lady=s intention to get here last Saturday and commence her instructions in music today, but she was unavoidably detained. She will be ready to receive pupils and commence the organization of classes tomorrow. Miss Medbury is accompanied by Miss Annie L. Jackson, a thorough teacher in elocution, who, we believe, contemplates the forming of a class in the above study in this city. These ladies are highly recommended, and we doubt not will receive the liberal encouragement they merit. They have for some time held high positions as instructors in the McKendree University, in Illinois, and have only consented to come here at the earnest solicitation of friends. We trust their new home will prove as pleasant and profitable as was the one they leave.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Arkansas City Bank.

One of the most important business changes inaugurated with the new year in Arkansas City is the reorganization of the Creswell Bank under the name of the Arkansas City bank, with Samuel Newell [BELIEVE THEY HAD NEWALL THE FIRST TIME...NOT SURE] as President, Calvin Dean, Vice President, and J. L. Huey, Cashier. This bank has a capital of $100,000, which with the well known character of the above gentlemen places it upon a most solid basis. All checks, etc., drawn upon the late Creswell bank will be honored by the Arkansas City bank, and with the exception of the change in name, the business will be conducted as usual. These gentlemen start in the new enterprise under the most favorable auspices, and we bespeak for them still greater prosperity.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Prize Drawing. The drawing of the prizes at S. Matlack=s dry goods establishment in this city took place at the store in the morning of January 1, 1884, in the presence of a large number of interested parties. Mr. H. P. Farrar officiated as drawer, and the result will be seen below.

First prize: A handsome bedroom suite of walnut furniture, was gained by ticket 9,606, held by J. F. Hoffman, of this city.

Second prize: An elegant decorated China dinner service, was drawn by ticket No. 499, held by Geo. Sifford.

Third prize: A choice oil painting, was taken by ticket No. 5,673, held by W. R. Boone, of Grouse Creek.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Land Sale. We understand that the Rev. Dr. Phillips and Frank J. Hess have bought the twenty acres in the north part of the townsite and will proceed at once to lay it off into town lots. This is one of the things that should have been done long ago, as the vacant ground has been an eye sore for a long time. We would venture to suggest that this would be a good opportunity for the city authorities to secure ground sufficient for a public park. This cannot be done cheaper nor better than at the present time, and a place set apart for public recreation will always be a source of profit and pride to our people.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

The Traveler Almanac. We have much pleasure in presenting to the readers of the TRAVELER the above named almanac, which we trust may find a place and welcome in your homes during 1884. It is not only an elegantly gotten up book, but a Afund of facts@ valuable to all. Its publication has cost us considerable money and lots of work, but we feel proud of it as it will stand as a proof of the enterprise and prosperity of our town and as a sample of the class of job work turned out at the TRAVELER job rooms.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

MARRIED. In this city, on Tuesday, December 25, 1883, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at the residence of Mr. Charles Balcom, Mr. C. R. Knedler and Miss Lillie Randall. An elegant wedding breakfast was served to the guests and quite a large number of elegant and valuable presents were presented. We trust that their life may be long and happy in the enjoyment of connubial bliss.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at Princeton, Missouri, on Sunday, December 23, 1883, by Rev. Hurt, at the residence of the bride=s parents, Mr. A. Hanly of Arkansas City, Kansas, to Miss Nettie Fuller. Mr. Harnly and his bride are now in this city, and in welcoming them to our social circles, we heartily extend congratulations and best wishes for their long life and happiness.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Cigar Factory. We are glad to chronicle the establishment in our city of the above enterprise by Mr. Adam Traband, who has opened out on West Summit street. We wish Mr. Traband success, although we don=t smoke ourselves, but several of the b=hoys inform us he can put up a boss cigar.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

County Clerk=s Annual Statement.

To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas:

GENTLEMEN: The following is a statement of receipts and expenditures of said county from Oct. 10th, 1882, to Oct. 30th, 1883, which I submit to your Honors for publication under Sec. 34, Chap. 25, General Statistics.







The following is a statement of county expenditures for which your Honors have issued orders on the general county fund.




EXAMPLES: J. B. Nipp, Creswell Township $195.00

P. A. Lorry, Bolton Township $138.00

J. P. Short, Winfield City $168.00









The following is a report of the resources and financial condition of the county for the fiscal year beginning on the 1st day of November, 1883.

AMOUNT OF TAX LEVIED FOR 1883: $158,340.40

Rate per ct on each $100: $4 4 [???]

The following is the indebtedness of the county Nov. 1st, 1883:

Ten per cent co. Bonds: $ 28,030.00

Six per ct W. & S. W. R. R. Bonds: 121,000.00

Seven per ct K. C. L. & S. K. R. R.: 29,500.00



J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Our Town. H. W. Young, editor of the Independence Star, has the following to say of our town.

AThis border town has enjoyed a wonderful boom during the past two years, and has almost if not quite doubled in population since we first saw it, about a year and a half ago. The canal, constructed at great expense, from the Arkansas River to the Walnut River, around the foot of the sandy ridge on which the city is located, has proved a success in furnishing abundant water power, which is now utilized by three flouring mills, with another one just completed, which is of stone throughout and four stories high. New business blocks are going up on every hand, an especially handsome one for the Cowley County Bank; with stone front and corner tower, just completed. The newspaper field here is well filled by the Arkansas Valley Democrat, of the politics implied by its name, and the Arkansas City Traveler, which is on the other side of the political fence. Both are crowded so full of advertising matter at this season that they can find but little room for reading matter, except by the issue of supplements; and their prosperity fairly indexes that of their town. The location of the city on a high sandy ridge--the south end of the >divide= between the two rivers on either hand is a breezy and picturesque one, always enjoyable, except when the dry sand is put in motion by the spring winds and begins to sift into every crevice and cranny. Corn there is worth within a cent or two of its price in Independence, and we saw new cribs jammed full of the great staple on every hand. Of wheat none at all is shipped, the four flouring mills now in operation in the vicinity using up the entire crop and importing considerable by rail besides. One result is that the farmers get better prices than the Kansas City market would warrant.@


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Ad. Blossburg Blacksmith Coal for sale. Chicago Lumber Yard.

Ad. Jewelry of first-class quality at Shelden & Speers.

Ad. G. A. R. And State Buttons at Shelden & Speers.

Ad. M. S. Snyder & Son are bringing a very choice lot of blooded Poland-China swine of both sexes.

Ad. Glassware cheaper than ever offered at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. While you are in town, do not fail to see Snyders= fine swine and buy a few.

Ad. Almost every farmer in Cowley County needs more and better swine, so call and see Snyders= Poland Chinas, they are the best Iowa can produce.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Ad. For Sale or Exchange, the lot and building known as the Red Front together with the stock and fixtures, now doing a good business; location one of the best on Main street, Winfield; will be sold or exchanged for a good stock range and the difference paid in cash if any. Apply to James Strahan, Jr., by letter or at the store.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.

Ad. J. W. Oldham is taking orders for the Walnut Valley Nursery.

Ad. The New Patent breakfast and extension tables, which are conceded to be the best thing out, can be bought at P. Pearson=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 9, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Ed. Kingsbury returned from Burlington, Kansas, last Monday.

Uncle Tom=s Cabin at the opera house Monday next.

Next week we have a bona fide opera for two nights.

Major Haworth has been in the city for the past week.

The Moss Minstrels at the opera house tomorrow night.

The Boston minstrels tomorrow night at the opera house.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Read the Aad@ of the Double Uncle Tom=s Cabin in this issue.

AD. LARGEST IN THE COUNTRY! Smith=s Original Mammoth Double UNCLE TOM=S CABIN! Opera House One Night, Monday, January 14. Realistic Representation Great Company. 25 Celebrated Performers, 8 Colored Plantation Singers, 2 Topseys, in Songs and Dances, 2 Marks, the Lawyers, 2 Laughable Trick Donkeys, 6 Mammoth Bloodhounds. The JOLLY COON Quartette! Old Time Southern Plantation Scenes; Happy Days in the South. AWe=ll Dance and Sing the Lib-long Day.@ Magnificent Allegory and Transformation Scene. Street Parade by the NOVELTY DRUM CORPS! Reserved Seats on sale at the Post Office.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Mr. W. F. Klopf leaves for Ohio in a few days to be absent sseveral weeks.

S. T. Wood, one of the old surveyor boys of 1874, was in the city last Sunday.

Bert McCormick was in the city yesterday and reports a cold time in the M. I. T.

Parents bring your children, children bring your parents to see the original Uncle Tom=s Cabin.

Dr. Bowe of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is in the city looking up the good points of our vicinity with a view to locating.

Frank Swarts came up from the Territory last week to see his big married brother and friends in town.

Go to the opera house and hear Miss Bessie Louise King in the Moss Minstrels. It will be the treat of the season.

Emma St. Quinten, the talented little English lady, with a stock troupe, will favor us with popular operas next week.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

A subscription list is in circulation for the erection of a Free Methodist Church in the city. The sums subscribed to be paid when the building is enclosed.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

We call attention to the Aad@ of Mrs. Welles in this issue, in which will be found matters of interest to the ladies. We advise a perusal of the same.

AD. MRS. WELLES Is prepared to do knitting, both fancy and plain; all kinds of crochet work, also embroidery in sidestitch. Kensington, ermine, and chenille. Keep articles for sale. Invites the ladies to call and see her work. Also makes children=s and infant=s clothes in the latest styles. One door south of Wm. Speer=s residence. Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Frank Austin, formerly traveling salesman for Bitman, Taylor & Co., of Leavenworth, is in the city. He has formed a partnership with John Kroenert of Arkansas City. Wichita Times.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride=s parents in Pleasant Valley Township, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, on Tuesday evening, January 8, 1884, Mr. Frazell Beeks and Miss Ella Kirkpatrick.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Major Woodin has rented the Fairclo house on Sixth street, and his family are now occupying the same. The Major will make his home in the city as soon as the new agent takes control of the agency business.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

A. W. Patterson returned to his Southern Kansas home last Saturday, after an absence of some six weeks. He leaves his wife in Michigan, where is receiving medical treatment for necrosis of the bone in her left hand.

The Woman=s Suffrage society of Arkansas City will meet this afternoon, at 4:30 o=clock, at the residence of Mrs. Rev. Fleming. As the regular meeting during the holidays was omitted, a full attendance is requested for today.

We acknowledge an invitation to a bal masque to be given by the Pleasant Hour Club, of Winfield, in Manning=s hall, tomorrow night. The names of the gentlemen and ladies forming the various committees guarantee a most enjoyable time.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

We call attention to the new Aad.@ of Messrs. Will L. Aldridge & Co., which appears in this issue. This firm has opened up a fully stocked lumber yard on North Summit street, and what they propose to do for their patrons will be seen by a perusal of the Aad.@

AD. WILL L. ALDRIDGE & CO. LUMBER DEALERS. In commencing business in Arkansas City, we desire to state that we are down on HIGH PRICES AND LOW GRADES. Will sell nothing but first grades of Lumber at greatly reduced figures. We invite inspection, and solicit a share of your patronage. Yards on North Summit street.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

The severe cold snap of the past week extended through the Territory south of us, freezing the rivers and streams so generally that a large number of cattle will undoubtedly die for want of water. Such extreme cold weather, for so long a time, is almost unknown in this latitude.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Notice has been received from Chief Bushyhead that the south line of the strip extending to Red Fork, and that all the land on the strip from the Kansas line to the Red Fork is covered by the lease to the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

From a private letter from Mr. G. L. Kirkpatrick, who is now absent visiting different portions of Illinois, we learn that the weather is decidedly winterish, and that the crops, etc., were not of the best, consequently the average farmer there is considerably exercised over hard times, taxes, etc. How different to this picture is that presented by our own prosperous state.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

The concert given in the opera house by Prof. Farringer, of Winfield, in behalf of the ladies of the Presbyterian Church, was highly enjoyed by all who heard it, and was a credit to the professor and his friends. Quite a handsome sum was netted the society.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Rev. McClung, of the Presbyterian Church of this city, and his lady were each the recipient Tuesday last of a handsome and substantial present from the members of their church and others, each present being no less than a $50 bill. Wellington Democrat.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Jasper Hartsock, who for several weeks has been visiting friends and attending to business matters in this, his former home, started for Colorado yesterday. He was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. E. Hartsock. We wish both travelers a pleasant journey and safe arrival in their Western home.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

To the Public. The undersigned desire to thank the people of Arkansas City and vicinity for the patronage they have received in the past while doing business as carpenters and builders, and now that other business compels us to dissolve partnership, we trust that similar favors may be extended to our successors, Beecher & Co.




Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

We are under obligations to our old friend and townsman, J. C. Baldridge, for a copy of the Albuquerque Journal of January 1, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

A stock company under the name of the Kiowa Cattle Company has been formed among gentlemen at this city for the purpose of raising, breeding, and dealing in horses and cattle. The company has been formed under the laws of the state of Ohio, with a capital of $100,000, and will begin operations on a ranch in Comanche County, Kansas, containing 50,000 acres. Their office at 130 Wter street. Cleveland (Ohio) Leader.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Tom Strode (colored) who killed Chas. Pittman at Maisley=s ranch on the Sweetwater a short time ago, was examined before the United States commissioner at Mobetee, last week, and bound over in the sum of $500 for the appearance at the February term of the U. S. Court at Graham. The Panhandle says it appears from the testimony before the commissioner that the killing was in self defense.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

The thermometers in this vicinity have struggled bravely to keep up during the past week, but on Saturday morning last there was a general giving out, and they registered all the way from six to sixteen degrees below zero. It should be remembered that these useful instruments become somewhat thin blooded in our balmy climate, and prrobably sink lower during the winter solstice than the occasion warrants. Still it has been cold enough to suit the most fastidious.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Channell and children, who have been in this city the past two weeks visiting former friends, started on last Monday=s train for Memphis and eventually New Orleans. Their departure so soon was caused by the ill health of their children, it being deemed desirable to take them to a warmer climate. We in common with their hosts of friends hope the change may have the desired effect, and that a pleasant time awaits them in the sunny South.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Major John D. Miles= resignation has not been accepted yet, but he has been granted a leave of absence for thirty days. The department is anxious to retain his services, and the Indians under his charge are equally anxious that he should remain. Major Miles has served long and faithfully, managing the difficult trust placed in his hands with consummate skill and to the best interests of the government and the Indians under his care. It will be a difficult matter to find a man competent to take his place. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Dropped Dead.

DIED. Newman Newton, an old gentleman aged about 65, dropped dead at his home in Bolton Township last Saturday afternoon. He and his son were out loading up some hay, with the elder gentleman in the wagon. When they had about half a load, Mr. Newton cautioned his son not to pitch so fast, as he could not take care of it. The son commenced to toss slower, but on looking up failed to see his father, and fearing he had fallen from the wagon, the young man walked around to the other side, but still could not see any sign of him. Then looking into the wagon bed, he discovered his father lying at full length, and cold in the embrace of death. His death had been instantaneous and painless. No cause is known for his sudden death other than heart disease, from which, however, the gentleman had never suffered previously. We understand that for two or three years he had had considerable trouble with his kidneys, which may have contributed somewhat to the final dissolution.

The deceased leaves six children, all grown, three daughters and three sons, two of the latter now living near Peoria, Illinois. The family are one of the most respected and prosperous in Southwest Bolton, and have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. The body was placed in the Mercer Cemetery yesterday.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Indian Industrial School.

The pupils for the Indian Industrial school south of this city left the various agencies last Monday, and are expected to arrive at the schoolhouse about the 13th. Something over ninety children in all will start, taken as follows from the boys and girls of the various tribes: Cheyennes, 24; Arapahoes, 8; Kiowas, 24; Comanches, 16; Caddoes, 8; balance from the Wichitas. They are all bright, intelligent children, anxious for advancement, and under the able corps of teachers will no doubt make rapid strides toward civilization. They have been selected by Major Haworth in person, who has just returned from a trip among the respective agencies in the interest of the school. This new temple of learning for the rising generations of red men and women will soon rank as high as the similar institution at Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and situated as it is, so much nearer the country from which its support is drawn, will afford greater advantages to the Indians. Parenthetically we may remark that it will also be of great benefit to the business interests of Arkansas City, the future great of Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

DIED. Charles Peck, a young man about 27 years of age, came here from Webb City, Missouri, some three weeks ago and applied to Pink Fouts for work at the Willow Springs. He started to work, but was taken sick with malaria fever and forced to come to the state for treatment. As soon as his fever was broken, he returned to Willow Springs, but was almost immediately taken down with a severe case of locked bowels, and returned to the state. Everything possible in the way of medical attention was done for the unfortunate stranger, and the best of treatment rendered him at the Leland Hotel, where he was being cared for, but on last Sunday evening death put an end to his sufferings. He was buried Monday afternoon at the expense of the county, it being the deceased=s wish that his relatives should know nothing about the affair until after his body was disposed of.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

As was stated in last week=s Chief, Hon. Eli Titus visited Sedan for the purpose of closing the contract for a lease of 81,800 acres of land in the territory. There were present at the meeting a number of Indian chiefs and the following cattle kings of Southern Kansas, who leased the number of acres set opposite their names. Hewins & Titus, of this place, leased 1,800 acres more than any of the other firms.

Hewins & Titus: 81,800 acres.

Wait, King, and Slaughter: 48,080 acres.

John P. Soderstrom: 65,000 acres.

Carpenter & Loyhe [?]: 50,000 acres.

Florer & Pollack: 75,000 acres.

Crane and Larrimer: 80,000 acres.

The price paid per acre is three cents per year, the leases running ten years. The contract for fencing the land has been let, and it will be under fence next April. Grenola Chief.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Musical and Literary. On next Friday evening, at McLaughlin=s Hall, Misses Medbury and Jackson will give a choice musical and literary entertainment. Their programme is replete with difficult recitations and rare vocal and instrumental selections, and the high reputation of these ladies guarantees an entertainment that will suit the most critical. There are no more ennobling pursuits than music, literature, and art, and it is to be hoped the public will show a most hearty appreciation of these ladies= ability. Tickets can be procured at the post office, with no extra charge for reserved seats.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Frank Goodin, of Okmulga, Creek Nation, who was arrested and taken before the U. S. Commissioner at Arkansas City on the charge of stealing a steer belonging to E. M. Hewins, was discharged on the ground that the place where the alleged theft occurred was under the jurisdiction of the U. S. District court for the western district of Arkansas. The steer, it seems, had strayed into the Creek country and was picked up and sold, Mr. Goodin being the purchaser. The moral of this is, that stockmen on the Cherokee strip must not let their cattle wander upon the sacred soil of the Muskogee. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

The leap year ball given by the ladies of Arkansas City last Friday night, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Channell, was a most delightful affair. Although the night was bitterly cold--the coldest experienced in this latitude for years--the Highland opera house was filled by the elite of our society, attesting their esteeem for our honored visitors, and proving conclusively that Awhen a woman will, she will.@ Messrs. Hoyt, Speers, and Griffith furnished the best of music, which was seconded by the good calling of Amine host,@ C. U. France, of the Leland. The ladies deserve great credit for the success of the entertainment, and for the good judgment displayed in inaugurating a system of earlier hours for meeting and adjourning.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Miss Medbury and Miss Jackson, the musical and oratorical acquisitions in our city, arrived last Thursday. The former lady commenced her teaching in McLaughlin=s hall on Monday last under most favorable auspices, and will continue to give instructions in this hall until more convenient quarters can be obtained. Miss Jackson, we believe, will make her headquarters at Wichita for the present, visiting this city each week, or as often as the growth of her classes will warrant. We trust they will be favored with the success which their sterling worth most richly merits.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

New Enterprise. We understand that Messrs. C. W. Coombs and

J. J. Clark intend putting in a complete outfit of presses, material, etc., for the running of a first-class job office in the rooms under the new Cowley County Bank. Mr. Coombs has had some experience in the business, while Mr. Clark furnishes the capital. We wish the boys all the success in the world and if the business acumen displayed in discerning this long felt want does not dessert them, the enterprise will doubtless bear good fruit in due season.




Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

We call attention to the change in the firm name of the Diamond Front grocery, which instead of being J. Kroenert & Co., is now Kroenert & Austin. This firm has, under the management of Mr. Kroenert, been doing a large and constantly increasing business, and the present change will result, we believe, to still further augment the trade transacted at the Diamond Front.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

A destructive fire broke out in a restaurant in Medicine Lodge about midnight of December 31, which resulted in the burning of several business houses and the destruction of much property. Among the firms burned out were H. O. Meigs & Co., who estimated their loss at $2,500 with an insurance of but $1,200.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Mr. Frank Austin has rented the rooms over C. R. Sipes= store and as soon as they are completed, will occupy the same as a residence. We are glad to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Austin to our city and hope their stay with us may be full of social pleasure and business prosperity.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Mr. S. T. Wood, the county surveyor of Sumner County and an old timer in this city, was at the Leland Sunday last. We failed to see the gentleman; but hope for better luck next time he favors our city with his presence.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Adams left on yesterday=s train for Texas, whither they go to spend a few weeks with the gentleman=s brother. We wish them a good time while away, and a safe return to their home with us in the spring.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Rev. Fleming and wife desire to express to their many friends their appreciation of their kindly remembrance on Christmas and especially for the severe pounding on New Year=s eve.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Messrs. Kroenert & Austin intend to put up a handsome and substantial store building on the site of their present store early in the spring.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Sumner County is talking up the matter of a $200,000 courthouse. Whew!

Miss Grace Medbury and Miss A. L. Jackson are guests at the Perry house.

Hon. Geo. Ordway, of Winfield, was in the city yesterday.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Read J. W. Hutchison & Son=s specials in this issue.


Ad. J. W. Hutchison & Son buy all kinds of farmer=s produce, and pay the highest market price for same.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Ad. To Whom It May Concern. All parties knowing themselves to be indebted to John Kroenert & Co. are requested to call at the Diamond Front and settle their accounts without delay, a change having been made in the personnel of the firm. John Kroenert & Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1884.

Bull for Sale. A three-year-old 7/8 short horn Durham bull, deep red color, heavy weight, and with good points; can be seen at my farm east of town. John Wahlenmeier.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 16, 1884.

Winfield=s Railroad. It must be a pretty bilious railroad proposition which, with Winfield as its main point in Cowley County, fails to bring to it the united support of our modest county seat businessmen; but it seems that the road to run from Denver to the Everglades of Florida, by way of Winfield and Memphis, is going to be seriously hampered in its march of progress by the opposition of Brother Millington, of the Courier. To the surprise of a few of the Shylocks of Winfield, Brother Millington has most incontinently Asat down@ on this new long felt want--this air line from Pike=s Peak to the home of the alligator--and stubbornly refuses to be Afixed.@ The proposition is a most plausible one--$100,000 in bonds to a narrow gauge road: $50,000 when the road reaches Winfield, and the other $50,000 as soon as the road raches some other point--or hole. No reasonable man should object to such a proposition. It is very plain: Winfield wants another road, and of course the county should put up for it without grumbling. Yet Brother Millington is perverse, and inclined to be honest with the farmers in this matter--so much so that the prime movers are unable to buy him off or coax him into the support of such a swindling scheme. We have a lingering suspicion that some of those men will find out that Mr. Millington and the Courier are able to look out for themselves, besides making it somewhat sultry for those honorable gentlemen fathering this new scheme. No petitions have been sent down in this part of the county yet. They probably think we know how to vote on these little questions without the aid of printed instructions. If there is anything we like to do in this neck of the woods, it is to vote on railroad propositions, and there are about 1,200 or 1,400 votes in this neighborhood all loaded and pointed in the same direction. We generally vote pretty solidly down here--not always in the affirmative though.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Social hop tonight given by the band boys.

J. H. Hilliard is absent in Missouri buying cattle.

Pinafore at the opera house next Saturday at 2 p.m.

An assistant matron has been secured for the Pawnee Industrial school.

Mr. Andrews, of Otter Creek, will ship four car loads of sheep to St. Louis this week.

ADenver, Memphis & Atlantic.@ That sounds big enough for a railroad to the moon.

J. W. Pollack, a prominent Territory stock man, was in tthe city a few days this week.

Frank Hess= new office just south of the post office will soon be ready for occupancy.

Tip Davenport, of the eastern part of Cowley, came over to see his friends here last Monday.

The industrial school south of this city is quite a resort on pleasant Sabbath afternoons.

The Baptist Ladies= Mite society will meet with Mrs. S. J. Landes Friday, Januray 18, at 3 p.m.

Rev. J. O. Campbell is once more at home in our city, having returned from his visit to Pennsylvania.

Mr. Thos. E. Braggins will occupy the upper rooms in DeBruce=s blacksmith shop as a painter=s workshop.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

We call attention of the ladies to the new advertisement of Mrs. Geo. O. Allen, which appears in this issue.

AD. MRS. GEO. O. ALLEN Wishes to inform the Ladies of Arkansas City and vicinity that she keeps a large stock of Hair Goods! HAIR ORNAMENTS, HEAD BANDS, SIDE COMBS, BACK COMBS, HAIR NETS, ETC. Special attention given to Weaving Switches, Ventilating and making Straight Hair Curly. All goods sold and work done guaranteed to give satisfaction, or money refunded. CALL AND SEE ME. North Summit street, one door south of Mrs. Henderson=s Millinery Store. Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Messrs. Rarick & DeBruce=s new blacksmith shop on North Summit street will soon be ready for occupancy.

Our old subscriber, N. W. Kimmel, made us his annual call one day last week for which he has our thanks.

Mr. W. Neal and family, who have been living in Oregon for the past two years, have returned to this city and will make it their future home.

Walter Davis, of Pawnee agency, favored the TRAVELER office last Monday, and has our thanks for many valuable items from that agency.

Mr. P. Beecher=s new residence in the southeast part of town is gradually working towards completion. It will be an elegant two-story building.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Our old friend, H. M. Bacon, writes us from Armstrong, Kansas, for the TRAVELER, which we shall have much pleasure in forwarding to him.

Mrs. J. H. Hilliard has been seriously indisposed the past week by reason of chills and fever, but at this writing we are glad to say is rapidly regaining her health.

Mr. N. T. Snyder last week sold the Norton farm in North Bolton to Mr. A. Means, of Indiana, for $10,000. It is one of the best improved places in the township.

The ladies of our city will please remember that Mrs. Welles, at her house south of Wm. Speers= residence will do all kinds of fancy knitting, etc.

The TRAVELER office will remain at its old stand under Newman=s store, and not be removed to the basement of the Cowley County Bank, as was at one time contemplated.

The water wheel of Landes, Beall & Co.=s new mill arrived Monday, and will be put in position immediatgely. They will be in running order by the last of this week.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

There will be a convention of the Republican voters of Beaver Township at Tannehill on Friday, February 1, at 4 o=clock p.m. By order of Township Committee.

Mrs. O. Ingersoll is absent at Trenton, Pennsylvania, visiting with her sister, who is an invalid. The lady will not return for several weeks or until a change for the better ensues.

Messrs. Nassauer & Hipsh, last week sold out their stock of dry goods, clothing, etc., to Mr. Caldwell, late of Geuda Springs. We are glad to welcome Mr. Caldwell to the livest little burg in Southern Kansas.

The editor of the Farm and Home, Mr. N. T. Snyder, has some fine blooded horses and cattle these days. The cattle are especially interesting as being full blooded Jerseys. Our farmer friends should call round and see Nate=s pets.

We acknowledge an invitation to the ball tonight given by the Arkansas City Silver Cornet Band, at Highland Hall. The ball is not given solely to raise funds for the band, but for the purpose of having a general good social time, while whatever funds remain after the payment of expenses will be used in the interests of the band. A good band is a good thing, and we wish our boys every success in the world.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Mr. W. H. Snyder, on the Shilocco, has some very fine Poland-China brood sows, and his father will next month bring from Northern Kansas some blooded short-horn cattle. Good stock is what this country wants.

The Ladies= Aid society of the Presbyterian Church will hold their annual meeting at 3 o=clock this afternoon, for the purpose of electing officers and transacting other official business.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

The amusement event of the season will be the opera on Friday and Saturday of this week.

AD. OPERA HOUSE. TWO NIGHTS, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 AND 19. SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT OF THE ST. QUINTEN OPERA CO., UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF H. J. NORMAN. Friday, January 18, the Celebrated Opera, BELLS OF CORNEVILLE, (CHIMES OF NORMANDY). Miss St. Quinten as Serpollette. Saturday, January 19, The last and greatest success of Gilbert & Sullivan AIOLANTHE.@ Miss St. Quinten will appear in her great character of PHYLLIS. Matinee, Saturday at 2 p.m.: APINAFORE!@

First-class Opera at Usual Prices of Admission. For particulars see small bills and posters. ADMISSION, 50 CENTS. RESERVED SEATS, 75 CENTS. Tickets now on sale at the Post Office. ED. L. BRANNAN, Business Manager.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Rev. A. B. Lawyer went to Washington last week to meet the committee appointed by the synod of the Presbyterian Church upon the matter of the return of the Nez Perce Indians to their former home in Idaho Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Mr. P. Wyckoff, who has been confined to the house for the past three weeks with an attack of malarial fever, we are pleased to learn under the care of Dr. Chapel is slowly recovering. We shall be glad to see the gentleman around again.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

We acknowledge the receipt of an invitation to the installation of officers of Veteran post, No. 42, G. A. R., of Denver, with the compliments of Geo. E. Hasie. Mr. Hasie is soon to become one of our citizens, and will be a most valuable acquisition to our business circle.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

The Woman Suffrage society of this city will meet on Wednesday afternoon, January 28, at the residence of Mrs. V. M. Ayres. There is some talk of giving an entertainment soon for the benefit of this society. It ought to be done, and will doubtless net a handsome sum to the society.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Our friend, Stacy Matlack, seems to think we are to have no more winter, and this week calls the public=s attention to the fact that he is almost giving away everything in the cold weather line. There are some rare bargains offered in this store now--in fact, you can almost set your own price.

BIG AD. MATLACK=S MARKED DOWN SALE. 100 Ladies= and Misses= Cloaks, 100 Mens= and Boys= Overcoats, which will be sold regardless of value for The Next Sixty Days. Call in and take advantage of PRICES DOWNED AGAIN. I mean what I say! S. MATLACK.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Attention, Company! The Arkansas Valley Guards will turn out mounted and uniformed for monthly drill on the 24th of January, 1884, at 2 o=clock p.m., in front of the Star Stables. By order of D. E. PLANK, 1st Lieut. Commanding Company.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Through the influence of Prof. Pratt, superintendent of the Carlisle industrial training school at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the Philanthropic Society of Philadelphia has donated to the Pawnee school a printing press and type. A journal in the interest of the Indians is to be started soon at Pawnee, and will no doubt result in much good.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Wonder if any of the Missouri, Winfield & Southwestern officials are connected with the new gigantic enterprise from Denver, through Winfield and Memphis, to the Atlantic ocean? Considering the great alacrity with which the former company liquidated the claims against it, we would like to do some more work for a railroad having Winfield as its pivotal point.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

The Cambridge News came out last week loaded with a railroad project--this time from the northwest to the southeast corner of the county, and selling under the very unassuming title of the Denver, Memphis and Atlantic railroad. When we learn the opinion of the dear people on the shores of the Atlantic concerning this gigantic project, we will be better able to judge of its ultimate success.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Miss Anna L. Jackson left for Wichita last Monday to make arrangements for her classes in that city, but will be in our city today and tomorrow, and on Wednesday and Thursday of each week. Our school directors are considering the advisability of securing the services of Miss Jackson in the interests of a thorough course in elocution in the public schools here--a measure which cannot but result in much good.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.


The Finest Bank Building in Southern Kansas.

Last Monday morning the Cowley County Bank, one of the oldest and most substantial financial institutions of this county, opened up in their new building on the northwest corner of Summit Street and Fifth Avenue. The progress of this building has been watched with unflagging interest by all of our citizens, as from the first it gave promise of being the finest thing of its kind in the southwest, and is something of which our city may justly feel proud. It is a two-story building with basement, built of the finest pressed brick and dressed stone, surmounted by a tower twenty feet in height, the whole presenting a most imposing appearance. Every detail of its construction points to superior workmanship, good judgment, and taste, with a most admirable arrangement for the transaction of the bank=s business and for the accommodation of those renting the office departments upstairs and down.

The basement (half of which is above ground) consists of two large, well lighted and ventilated rooms, with none of the drawbacks of an ordinary basement. One of these rooms is already rented. The first floor proper consists of three rooms. The front room is 25 x 37 feet, and is used for the public business of the bank. The interior finish of this room is in keeping with the general neatness of the entire building, the office furniture, counters, etc., being of cherry wood finished in finest French plate and ornamental tops. In the southeast corner of this room is a neat alcove compartment handsomely carpeted and separated from the main room by a heavy, low railing, for the accommodation of customers desiring to wait a few minutes. In the rear of the main room is the bank=s private room, 25 x 18 feet, and adjoining this room, with its entrance on Fifth Avenue, is an office room, 20 x 25 feet, which will be for rent when finished. The second story contains seven commodious office rooms, which for the use of professional men have no equal in this county.

Altogether it is the finest bank edifice in Southern Kansas, not excepting those of Wichita even, and speaks volumes for the credit, stability, and enterprise of Messrs. Farrar and Sleeth. The expenses of its construction so far has been about $12,000, in return for which outlay these gentlemen have now a building that would do credit to any city in the land, and one whose rental will bring in a handsome revenue.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Fire at Pawnee Agency. On last Thursday afternoon the doctor=s commissary at Pawnee Agency was totally destroyed by fire, together with the supply of drugs for 1884, just received from the government, and the books of the express company. The commissary is in a frame attachment to an old log house, which is used by the express company, and in which their attaches sleep. In this log department there was a fire place, and there had been a fire there during the day. The doctor was at work in the commissary, and there being no means of heating the room, he had gone to his house after a bucket of coals to protect him somewhat from the extreme cold. When he returned the building was in flames. They having no means for extinguishing the fire, the destruction was complete, nothing being saved. The total loss is reckoned at about $700, in addition to the serious inconvenience to the agency folks caused by the absence of medicine in case of sickness. The immediate cause of the fire is not known, but it is supposed to have originated from a spark from the fire in the log house.





Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

School Report. The following pupils of the High School department were perfect in deportment and received 100 percent.

Mahlon Arnett, Frank Barnett, Ella Crocker, Mary Dakin, Jacob Endicott, Lizzie Gilbert, Flora Gould, John Kirkpatrick, Rose Morse, Fred McLaughlin, Jessie Norton, Dora Pearson, Carrie Rice, Mountferd Scott, Horrace Vaughn, Martin Warren, Clarence Thompson, Sarepta Abrams, Sammy Beall, Sarah Crocker, Mollie Duncan, Effie Gilstrap, Laura Gould, Laura Holloway, Eddie Marshall, Minnie McIntire, Howard Maxwell, Robert Nipp, Walter Pickeering, Alvan Sankey, Emma Theaker, Edna Worthley, Lida Whitney, Lillie Purdy, Eva Splawn.


The following were imperfect and received 55 percent: Alice Lane, Frank Wright, Hattie Laird.

Let the parents call for the montthly report.

C. T. ATKINSON, Teacher.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Last Monday night=s audience furnished a pretty severe test of the opera house. Over 600 people were in the hall, and from the character of the play were naturally more or less boisterous, oftentimes giving way to the wildest applause; yet the house didn=t fall or give any evidence of the great strain upon it. This should forever put a stop to any harping upon real or imaginary defects in the building. Highland Hall will doubtless be standing as a monument to the enterprise of our citizens long after its projectors have entered into the enjoyment of their eternal reward.

Smith=s AUncle Tom=s Cabin@ troup sustained their very high reputation throughout the country in their entertainment at the opera house Monday night, giving entire satisfaction to the largest audience ever assembled in Arkansas City. The hall was filled to its utmost capacity with probably a hundred or more unable to get seats. We have seen this same company three different times, and each time there is something new. Under Mr. Smith=s excellent management, this play retains its firm hold on the American people, losing none of its absorbing interest though it is many years since the mimic took the place of the actual slave life.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

We have received from Mr. Deming a copy of the Daily Arkansas Gazette, published in Little Rock, containing a notice of Mr. Deming=s sale of his hotel. It speaks in the highest terms of the late proprietor. As a hotel man Mr. Deming has few equals and no superiors. He and his family will make a trip to New Orleans, after which they will go to Oswego, Kansas. Wichita Beacon.

Mr. Deming was one of our pioneer hotel men, and those who were fortunate enough to enjoy his hospitality in the early days have still a warm spot in their hearts for him and his family.




Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Authentic rumor has reached us that engineers are staking out the route for a new railroad from Arkansas City, Kansas, to Van Buren, Arkansas, to connect with the AValley Route@ road. It is supposed that the owners of the AValley Route@ are identical with this new road. Work is expected to be commenced by March 1, and pushed right through. This road will be of vast importance to our city. Van Buren (Arkansas) Argus.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Mr. J. W. Irons, of Grouse, was in the city last week.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Mr. C. R. Sipes, our enterprising stove and tinware merchant, is now comfortably fixed in his commodious new building, furnished on the most approved metropolitan plan. His new building is two stories high, 25 x 35 feet, with a warehouse in the rear, 40 feet long. Through the handsome plate glass front the passerby can see a countless number of stoves of all makes and designs, and a closer inspection would disclose a complete stock of stoves, tinware, coal oil and gasoline stoves, all sorts of house furnishing goods, bird cages, refrigerators, pumps of all kinds, and articles too numerous to mention. Mr. Sipes manufactures all kinds of tin, sheet iron, and copperware, and to give a general idea of the magnitude of his business we will state that he employs five men, who with himself are kept busy as bees turning out the orders for work. The second story of this building is divided into five compartments for offices, all desirable rooms. Charley has been with the town from the start, and by close attention to business has built up a trade requiring this change into larger quarters, whereat his many friends will rejoice and wish him continued prosperity.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Capt. C. G. Thompson left on Monday last for an extended trip throughout the east; where he will visit old acquaintances and attend to some business interests. The captain is one of our substantial businessmen, and we trust he will return soon with still greater faith in the country of his choice. His partner, Major Woodin, will look after the wants of the riding public during C. G.=s absence, and will extend the same courtesy which has won so many friends for the senior member of the firm.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

The twenty acres in the north part of town are being platted and surveyed as rapidly as possible, and will be ready for sale in about two weeks. The owners will not sell any lots unless buyers agree to build neat houses and paint them. This is a great idea and insures the addition from becoming a Ashanty town.@ We understand arrange-ments have been made to build about six houses as soon as ground is platted. Lots will be sold cheap as an inducement to build, and we have no doubt there will be dozens of houses there in a short time.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

We call attention to the Aad.@ of Miss L. Mann & Co., of the South Side millinery store, by which it will be seen that all classes of winter goods will be closed out at greatly reduced prices to make room for the spring stock.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

The past week has added sixteen new and unsolicited subscribers to the TRAVELER list, which is encouraging as showing that our efforts to supply a number one local paper are appreciated.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Lyman Norton sold his Bolton Township farm, consisting of 400 acres, to a Mr. Meausa [?], of Indiana, for $10,000.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Jay Gould left yesterday for St. Louis, where he will join a circus troupe and take in the wild, wild West.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Capt. Rowley, representing the Kansas City Journal, is in the city in the interest of his paper.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1884.

Ad. Wanted. Board and room in a good private family by a young gentleman, quiet and of good habits. Inquire at TRAVELER office.

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

Ad. 100 Brood Sows (Poland-China) for sale, at Snyder=s ranch, about 8 miles southeast of Arkansas City.

Ad. J. W. Hutchison & Sons buy all kinds of farmer=s produce, and pay the highest market price for same.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 23, 1884.

At a meeting of representative farmers at Newton on Saturday last, resolutions were passed approving the action of the railroad commissioners in reducing freight rates on the Santa Fe railroad, and urging that they stand by their original decision. The feeling is earnest and unanimous that the decision is just and fair, and that the people in the eastern part of the state who have been favored with specially low rates in the past are pursuing a very selfish course in criticizing the decision the railroad commissioners made.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 23, 1884.

The county commissioners have called an election on the narrow gauge railroad proposition, the same to be held on the 11th of March. The rottenness of this scheme is plainly shown in an article from the Winfield Courier in another column, which should be read with care by every voter in the county. It has absolutely no redeeming features to commend it to the support of the people. For this reason Bro. Millington opposes it. His opposition is honest, and will carry a great deal of weight throughout the county. Of course, they do not expect the TRAVELER and the southern portion of Cowley County to aid in voting bonds to such a road, in which view they will not be very seriously disappointed. Leaving aside the evident intent to strike a blow at the prosperity of this end of the county, whose growth the past year has excited considerable jealousy in the bosoms of our county seat neighbors, this proposition is utterly devoid of plausible grounds for support. The talk of running a narrow gauge road from Denver to Memphis is all moonshine--something no one believes and but few unprincipled men pretend to believe. Yet there will be a strong fight made to carry this proposition, and if we want to defeat it we must work, and work hard. We will go more into particulars upon this question next week, and keep the weak points of this foundling railroad before our people.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 23, 1884.

The Narrow Gauge Proposition.

Last Tuesday the narrow gauge railroad petition was presented, and there appearing to be about 1,400 names attached said to be resident taxpayers, and the commissioners= estimate of the number of resident taxpayers in the county being 2,500, the commissioners had no doubt that a close investigation, which might take two weeks to complete, would show that they were compelled by law to call the election, they decided to call the election for March 11th.

We are in favor of any new railroad which presents a fair, honest scheme containing all the provisions and limitations needed to protect the county. We are particularly desirous of a road which will give our friends southeast of here railroad connection with Winfield and with the outside world. While we would support any reasonable scheme to that end, we are unalterably opposed to the narrow gauge proposition as presented. If the road can be built at all, which is doubtful, it can be built through our county by the aid of $2,000 per mile completed and in operation, limited to $80,000 through the county, and these are limitations which must be conceded in the proposition. If it were a standard gauge, it would be nearly twice as much advantage to our county, but in that case no one would think of voting to it more than $3,000 per mile. The cost of building a narrow gauge is not more than 60 percent of the cost of a standard gauge, and 60 percent of $3,000 is $1,800; therefore, $1,800 per mile should be the limit to be voted to any narrow gauge and we have concluded $200 per mile too much.

In the next place, the proposition should provide that no bonds should be issued until their continuous line of same gauge road is completed and in operation from another system of roads of the same gauge into this county. A little snatch of narrow gauge road from Belle Plaine to Winfield or even to Cedarvale would be very little use to any part of the county, and the proposition now provides distinctly that $50,000 of the county bonds shall issue when the road is built from the west county line to Winfield (not over ten miles), and another $50,000 when built from Winfield to the east line of the county, but has no condition that it shall ever be built further. But, they say, they are businessmen, and of course they expect to build to another narrow gauge system, or they would not otherwise undertake it. We answer, then put it into the proposition as a part of the contract. A written contract is good for only what it expresses, and verbal agreements not in writing are valueless. So when a sharp businessman doesn=t want to perform his part of a contract, he keeps it out of the writing. Therefore, when a party objects to putting all the stipulations on his part in the writing, it raises the presumption of fraudulent intent.

Then our experience in this county shows that it is necessary to limit in the proposition the issue by the company of both stock and mortgage bonds in order to prevent the stock taken by the county from being frozen out. We had some limitation in the K. C. L. & S. K. and the result was, we were able to sell our stock at 68 cents on the dollar. Had the limitations been still lower to a reasonable point, our stock would have sold at par and might have canceled the bonds. In the C. S. & F. S. case we got a limit of $10,000 per mile on the issue of mortgage bonds, but no limits on the issue of stock, so our $128,000 stock in that road is not worth a Arow of pins.@

We have never accepted a railroad proposition in this county as first presented, but have always got such concessions as we demanded, except in the case of the C. S. & F. S., and then we got large concessions, but were too scarey for fear we would not get a road at all to hold out for as good terms as we might have had.

Now we ought to profit by our experience and either reject at once or oppose any or all propositions until they contain everything which is needed to protect the county and its citizens, and until its demands from the county are reduced to reasonable figures.

Another total omission in the petition is that it ties the county and the $100,000 bonds up to the railroad company forever whether the road is built or not. The company agree to build the road and to do it in a certain limited time, too short to make it probable that it could possibly be built in the time, but there is no forfeiture provided in the proposition. Whenever the road is built from the county line to Winfield, the company is entitled to $50,000 of our bonds, and when built to the opposite line of the county, it is entitled to the other $50,000, though not a stroke of work should be done toward building the road for a hundred years. The obvious intention in drawing that petition was to deceive.

We have in the past ten years seen several cut-throat railroad propositions, but this is at all odds the worst we ever saw. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 23, 1884.

Sheriff=s Proclamation. State of Kansas, Cowley County, ss.

I, G. H. McIntire, sheriff of said county, under and by virtue of the authority in me vested by the laws of the state of Kansas, do hereby proclaim and make known to the electors of said county: There will be a general election held in each of the voting precincts of said county at such places as may be lawfully designated for holding said election therein, on the first Tuesday in February, 1884, for the purpose of electing the following township officers:

One township trustee, one township clerk, one treasurer, and such justices of the peace and constables as are required by law to be elected in each and every township in the said county, and one road overseer in each road district in the several townships of said county.

Witness my hand at my offfice in the city of Winfield, said county, this 21st day of January, A. D. 1884.

G. H. McINTIRE, Sheriff of Cowley County, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 23, 1884.

Strayed or Stolen! One light bay horse 16-1/2 hands high, thin mane and tail; little white on each foot; slight saddle marks; 7 years old; hoofs also light; not shod.

Also, one dark bay, branded Ahorseshoe-heart@ on left shoulder, about 15-1/2 hands high; heavy limbs; kidney sores on either side when last seen; 7 years old; shod all around.

Suitable reward will be paid for their return. Address,

Geo. Reed, or J. H. Sherburne, Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 23, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Now we want another opera.

Dave and Tom Finney were in the city Monday.

Messrs. Conway Brothers have removed into the building south of Central drug store.

There are six pupils from the Carlisle Indian training school at the Chilocco school south of us.

The Equal Suffrage society will meet at 3:30 this afternoon at the residence of Mrs. V. M. Ayres.

Mr. W. T. Kitchen will act as shipping clerk for Messrs. Landes & Beall, the Arkansas City Roller Mills.

Our old friend, J. H. Sherburne, of Ponca, was in town last week on one of his usual flying business trips.

Miss Medbury=s instruction room is over the Cowley County Bank, where all classes will be received in the future.

Stock hogs sold for $5 and beef cattle for $3.85 in our city last week in lots of from 50 to 100 head.

DIED. The wife of J. W. Rose, aged 27, died last Saturday. The funeral services were conducted on Sunday by Rev. Fleming.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Powell, a well known Territory stock man, while he was sojourning in our city a few days since.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gardiner, of New York, this week, who is in the city upon a visit to his father and sister, Mrs. Alexander.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

As will be seen by a reference to the new Aad@ of Messrs. Maxwell and Dixon, a change in the personnel of the proprietors of the Central Drug Store has taken place.

AD. THE CENTRAL DRUG STORE, Maxwell & Dixon, Proprietors, is the place to buy your Pure Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oils and Varnishes, Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Fancy Goods, etc.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

The second annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association will be held on their grounds near Winfield on September 23, 24, 25, and 26, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Mr. F. W. Barrett has been engaged as bookkeeper at the Arkansas City Roller Mills. Mr. Barrett is a thorough businessman, and we are pleased to see him located with us permanently.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

As the demand for boxes in the post office this quarter far exceeds the supply, all boxes upon which the rent has not been paid by the 25th will be relet. J. C. TOPLIFF, P. M.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride=s parents on Wednesday, January 16, by Rev. H. S. Lundy, Miss Anna McGinnis to R. Work. A large number of friends were present at the ceremony.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

One of the greater instituttions of the age is Hayden=s fire kindler. We are under obligations to Messrs. J. W. Hutchison & Sons (the sole agents in this city) for a box, and can recommend it as being immense.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Mr. J. Landes is absent from town hunting up the whereabouts of the water wheel for the A. C. Roller Mills, which has strayed off to Arkansas City, Arkansas. We hope he may speedily recover the aforesaid stray.







Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Attention is called to the new Aad@ of Messrs. Benedict & Owen in this week=s paper. These gentlemen now occupy the corner building on West Summit Street and Central Avenue with a full stock of wagons and agricultural implements.

AD. BENEDICT & OWEN Have removed to the old stand, corner of Summit Street and Central Avenue. We handle FARM AND SPRING WAGONS, -ALL KINDS -OF- FARM MACHINERY, PUMPS, WINDMILLS, ETC.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

The Bolton Township board will meet at the Bland schoolhouse in West Bolton on Saturday, January 26, 1884, for the transaction of township business. All interested are requested to be present.

P. A. LORRY, Trustee.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Ira Barnett last week bought of Wm. Gibby the undivided half of one hundred and forty-two head of fine beef cattle, for which he paid $3.65 per hundred pounds, and also one hundred head of stock hogs, for which he paid $5.00 per hundred pounds. This was a good sale.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Republicans of East and West Bolton Township are requested to meet at the Bland schoolhouse on Thursday evening, January 31, at 7 p.m., for the purpose of nominating a township ticket for spring election. Please turn out. J. D. GUTHRIE, Chairman, Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Ther Arkansas City Roller Mills are being pushed forward towards completion as rapidly as possible, and had it not been that their water wheel was shipped to Arkansas City, Arkansas, they would have been in running order at this writing. It is hoped to have everything in readiness for work the early part of next month.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

There is a dangerous hole in the floor of the south bridge which should be attended to immediately, and thus prevent the breaking of some horse=s leg and the consequent suing of our township for damages. We believe, though, it is in tthe part of the bridge belonging to Bolton Township. However this may be, it should be repaired at once.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

We call attention to the new Aad@ of the ACity Restaurant,@ which will be found in this week=s issue. Everything will be found at this establishment to be first-class and convenient and one of the best places in town to get a hot or cold lunch. Read their Aad@ and then give them a call where you will be courteously treated by Mr. G. W. Childers, the gentlemanly proprietor.

AD. CITY RESTAURANT. G. W. CHILDERS, PROPRIETOR. Warm meals at all hours. Day board at reasonable rates. Fresh Oysters and Beef Soup on short notice. Also a complete assortment of CIGARS AND TOBACCO. Canned Goods, Candies, Fruits, Foreign and Domestic Nuts, Cider, Cheese, and Crackers. In short, a full line of Confectionaries. Also, SEWING MACHINES AND ORGANS furnished on order.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Messrs. Howard Bros., our leading hardware men, last week sold to parties in the Territory over five car loads of fence wire. This is one of the livest business firms in the Southwest, and be the order large or small they can give rates as low as the lowest, which fact is fully borne out by the amount of business done at this establishment by the prominent stockmen of the B. I. T.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

We call attention to the new Aad@ of J. O. Caldwell in this week=s issue. Mr. Caldwell has opened out a large and well selected stock of dry goods and clothing in the north room of the opera house block, where all who need anything in his line are invited to call. Mr. W. F. Berkey still continues with Mr. Caldwell, which is a guarantee of a gentlemanly and courteous attention being given to the patrons of the establishment.

AD. J. O. CALDWELL Begs leave to inform the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity that he has opened a large stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Furnishing Goods, Clothing, -And- BOOTS AND SHOES in the north store under Highland hall. He has secured the services of Mr. Wm. Berkey, one of the best known and most popular salesmen in the city, which he trusts will be a sufficient guaranty that customers will be honestly and courteously treated.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

The second regular annual meeting of the Kansas State Shorthorn Breeders= Association will be held in the senate chamber of the capitol, Topeka, Kansas, during February 11 and 23, beginning at 7 p.m. of the 11th. Prominent breeders and speakers of this and other states will be present and give addresses, and take part in the discussions, which will be of much more than ordinary interest. All interested in the breeding of Shorthorns are cordially invited to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

OBITUARY. DIED, at her residence, in this city, at 5 o=clock p.m., of Sunday, January 20, 1884, Ellen Elizabeth, the beloved wife of A. A. Wiley, of puerperal fevr, in the 32nd year of her age.

It is with feelings of the deepest sorrow that we chronicle the death of this most Christian woman, in whose death her husband loses a true and loving wife, her children a doting mother, and society at large a tried and faithful friend; and to those sorrowing for the dear departed we extend our heartfelt sympathy. [Poetry followed.]

The funeral services were held at the house Monday afternoon at 4 o=clock and were attended by relatives and many friends, and on Tuesday the remains were conveyed to Dexter, where they were laid to rest.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Draymen=s Meeting.

We, the undersigned draymen of Arkansas City, Kansas, held a meeting on the evening of January 15, 1884, for the purpose of establishing a uniform price for hauling. After due deliberation the following prices were adopted.

Coal, 1,000 lbs. Orr under: $25

Coal, 2,000 lbs. Or over 1,000 lbs.: $35

Lumber, 500 ft. Or under: $25

Lumber, 1,000 ft. Or over 500 ft.: $40

Plastering sand, per load: $75

Canal sand, per load: $50

Water, 1 bbl. To 2 bbls. 25 cents; 3 bbls., 40 cents; 4 bbls., 60 cents.

Wood, 2 cord: $35

Wood, 1 cord: $50

Moving families, per load: $50

Organs, each: $1.00

Brick, 500 or under from brick yard: $.75

Brick, over 500 and under 1,000: $1.25

No delivery of any kind to be less than 25 cents.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

MARRIED. IRONS-HARKLEROAD. At the residence of the bride=s parents in Silverdale Township, on Wednesday, January 16, 1884; Mr. John W. Irons and Miss Emma Harkleroad were united in the bonds of matrimony by Rev. H. S. Lundy. Mr. John W. Irons is one of the oldest residents on Grouse, and quite a prominent farmer and stockman, while his fair young bride has grown to womanhood in the township, and in this their union for weal or woe their hosts of friends wish them long life and happiness, which is most cordially echoed by the TRAVELER.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

A Card. To those friends who so seasonably tendered me and mine their kind offices while suffering under the sorrow and affliction incident to the death of my beloved wife, I desire to return my sincere thanks, and assure them, that the same will ever be held in grateful remembrance. A. A. WILEY.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.



An Institution for the Advancement of the Indian Race.

The Indian industrial school, located just within the boundary line of the Indian Territory, some six miles south of Arkansas City, has from the beginning been an item of interest to our citizens, everybody feeling a strong personal pride in its rapid progress, and taking advantage of all opportunities to show its beauties to visitors in this garden of Kansas. The present magnificent structure is the result of Arkansas City enterprise, we might truthfully say. Arkansas City men were first to suggest and most persistent in pressing the great advantages offered by this locality for such an institution, and the result of their untiring efforts was an appropriation from congress providing the necessary funds, which has been supplemented by active work, so that today we have at our very doors a veritable temple of learning for the education and civilization of the Indian youth.

The building is located about six miles south of Arkansas City, one mile from the state line, fronting east. It is constructed entirely of stone taken from quarries within two miles of the building, is four stories high, and standing as it does on an elevation higher than the surrounding country, it presents a most imposing appearance, and can be seen several miles away. Haskell & Wood, of Topeka, are the architects, which is a sufficient guaranty of the general excellence of the work. The main building, containing the officers= and employees= departments, is 36 x 74 feet, with north and south wing each 20 x 54-1/2, all four stories. The west or rear wing is 28 x 88, three stories in height. Adjoining the main building and the western projections of the north and south wings, are two two-story additions, each 14 x 16; the north one used for the officers--kitchen downstairs and dining room on second floor; the south one has a boys= lavatory on first floor, and dormitory on second floor. The first floor of the main building is divided into industrial departments; second and third floors, employees= rooms; fourth floor, dormitory. In the north and south wings, the first floors are for recitation and playing rooms; the other stories for sleeping, sewing, and nurse rooms. The dining room and kitchen are on the ground floor of the west wing; the second story will be the main school room, and the third a dormitory. As completed, it represents an outlay of $25,000.

For the success attending the efforts of those who have long worked for this glorious result thanks are mainly due Secretary Teller and Commissioner Price. Their influence has always been in favor of the civilization of the Indian. They are zealous workers in the cause of Indian education, and will tend every aid in their power to all measures having for their object the elevation and true advancement of the coming Indian.

This building is only intended as a boarding school. A building designed exclusively for recitation purposes will be erected this summer. It is of excellent finish in every particular, and reflects great credit on Schiffbauer Bros., of our city, who were the contractors, and who furnished everything except some of the inside casing and finishing.

Belonging to the school are 1,280 acres to be used as an industrial farm. It is the intention to break 600 [? 500 ?] acres this summer, and fence the entire tract, which will be done by the Indian boys. One hundred head of cattle will be on the farm in a few weeks, when all the work will be thoroughly systematized and carried on under the supervision of competent instructors.

This school is to be conducted on the same plan as is the one at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and is in every way equal to that institution. At Carlisle pupils are received for a term of three years; they leave their homes expecting to return in that time, but if they wish to remain longer they may enter for another term of three years. This is the same plan at present adopted by Mr. Hadley, the superintendent, but it is his aim to have the length of a term fixed at five years.

Some three weeks since Major Haworth, United States superintendent of Indian schools, returned from a trip among the various tribes in quest of children. The trip was made in the dead of winter, under most trying circumstances, and at a time when the Indians were loath to send their children away; yet such is the confidence of the Indians in Major Haworth, who is known among them as

ASim-po-quo-dle@ (ARed Beard@), that the response was very general. One of the chiefs, in making a speech, said no man, Anot even the great Washington,@ commanded the esteem and trust of the Indians so fully as did Major Haworth.

The children arrived last Friday night, and on Saturday morning introductory or dedicatory services were held, conducted by the school officers and assisted by Rev. Fleming.

The exercises opened with singing by the Indian children, which was somewhat of a surprise to those who had an idea there was no music in the red man=s soul. Major Haworth then made quite a lengthy speech, telling the Indian children what the government had done for them, and what great possibilities were theirs if they but made the best of their opportunities.

Rev. Fleming, of the First Presbyterian Church, offered a short prayer, and then directed a few earnest words to the officers and employees, impressing upon them the responsibility resting upon their shoulders, and that they as teachers had it in their power to inaugurate a work of reformation that would sound their praises through all time. These speeches were translated into Kiowa and Comanche by Mr. Maltby, and from these tongues into Caddo and Wichita by Mr. Edwards, interpreter for the latter tribes. The children were then informed that the building was theirs for the purpose of bettering their condition, and they proceeded to wander about over the house, acquainting themselves with the myriad rooms, halls, closets, etc., and making themselves literally at home.

There are eight tribes represented so far: Kaw, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Caddo, and Wichita. The Kaws send 4 girls, and 4 boys; Cheyennes, 22 boys, 12 girls; Arapahoes, 8 boys, 4 girls; Comanches, 11 boys, 1 girl; balance from the Wichitas and Kiowas, swelling the number to 131--94 boys and 37 girls. The ages of these children range all the way from 6 to 23 years. The Pawnees will in a week or two send 6 boys and 6 girls. Children are also promised from the Sac and Fox, Nez Perce, Ponca, Otoe, Pottawatomie, and Shawnee Indians, and are expected within two weeks. Six chiefs accompanied the lot that arrived Friday: Big Tree and Dangerous Eagle, Kiowas; White Man, Arapahoe;. Tukinish, Caddo; Lone Horse, Cheyenne; Left Hand, Arapahoe. These chiefs will return to their homes this week.



W. J. Hadley, who for four years has been superintendent of the Indian schools at Cheyenne Agency, has accepted the position of superintendent of this school, and entered upon his duties last Saturday. He and his estimable wife have had a great deal of experience with Indians, are well qualified for the place, and are general favorites with those under their charge. Then there are fourteen teachers, who give instructions in the primary course of English, and in such industrial work as sewing, cooking, laundering, etc., for the girls. The boys are to receive instructions in carpentering, blacksmithing, shoemaking, farming, etc. Mr. Maltby, of Olathe, Kansas, who has been among the Kiowas and Comanches for a number of years, is retained as clerk. It is the intention to make the Indians self-reliant as far as possible. To illustrate, in the dining room, as soon as order has been brought out of the present chaotic state, the children will be arranged at the tables according to their advancement; waiters will be supplied from among the Indians themselves, leaving only one white person required in the room during meals to maintain necessary order. The culinary department, however, will always be in charge of a white person.

At present there is but the one immense building on the farm, but as soon as spring opens they will commence the erection of a school building for recitations, capable of accommodating 300 pupils; a commissary department; a permanent laundry; buildings for instructions in the various industrial branches, such as shoemaking, carpentering, blacksmithing, etc. A water tank and windmill will also be built, and water carried by pipes throughout the basement and probably into the officers= and teachers= departments. The entire 1,280 acres will be fenced and divided into fields, pastures, and meadows; the ground will be broken and put into crops as fast as practicable, and all the work incident to an enterprise of this nature carried on as rapidly and as systematically as their force will permit. One more year will see a miniature city to the south of us--a city peopled by a rising generation of Indians and those who are earnestly laboring to elevate the coming red man to the plane of respectable citizenship.

In conclusion, we will say that there is a general disposition among the Indians to educate their children. They want their sons and daughters to have clearer ideas of the realities of life, its every day business and responsibilities; and under the able and conscientious corps of instructors employed in the Chilocco industrial school, we feel sure these items will receive due attention, while every effort will be made to teach them a higher faith than that of their fathers, who still Asee God in clouds or hear Him in the wind.@ As yet there is some reluctance in letting the girls go away from home, but as the progress of the more favored ones is watched, no doubt all objections will give way to the desire to make strong civilized men and women of the coming generation. To which we say God=s speed.




Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

As will be seen by notice in another column, our city meat market will be run in the future by Messrs. Endicott & Barnett, the latter gentleman having bought out Wm. Gibby=s interest in the business. In connection with a meat market the present proprietors will buy and ship cattle and hogs, of which our farmer readers will please make a note. Mr. Barnett will attend mainly to buying and shipping, while Mr. Endicott will continue in the market, where he has become deservedly popular.

Dissolution Notice.

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, lately doing business at the City Meat Market under the firm name of Gibby & Endicott, have this day dissolved partnership by mutual consent, Mr. Gibby having sold out his interest to Mr. Ira Barnett and business will be continued at the old stand by Messrs. Endicott & Barnett.



Arkansas City, January 16, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

J. H. Sherburne, trader at Ponca Agency, has leased from the Ponca Indians a tract of land south and west of the Salt Fork estimated at 50,000 acres, for grazing purposes. This will make one of the finest watered and timbered ranges in the Territory, and is well worth the price paid for it: $1,700. While in the city last week, Joe ordered two carloads of barbed wire, and will proceed at once to enclose his range and keep his cattle within bounds.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1884.

Ad. Chestnuts at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Ad. Malaga Grapes and Bananas at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Ad. Oranges and Lemons at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Ad. Try the DAILY JOURNAL, 5 cent cigar at the St. Louis Restaurant.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 30, 1884.


There are thirteen prisoners in the Wichita jail. Three of them are horse thieves.

The Indian school at Lawrence will be ready to receive pupils early in February.

The fines collected for violation of the prohibition act at Wichita amounts to $2,190.43.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 30, 1884.

Denver, Memphis, Atlantic, etc.

There is probably very little absolute faith among the mass of Cowley County=s voters in the ultimate construction or operation of the above named railroad. And whatever little faith there may be in this proposition, we are satisfied lies only in those who know nothing of the inside workings of the scheme. It is a road of which you can hear nothing further west than Belle Plaine, Sumner County, and its direct route after leaving Winfield (supposing for a minute that it even gets headed in that direction) is something of which its projectors are lamentably ignorant. The reason for this ignorance on this question is due to the fact that they never for a moment contemplated being questioned too closely on these points of minor importance; but confidently expected that their distinguished names would be a sufficient guaranty for all apparent shortcomings in the proposition.

As an illustration of the dim uncertainty connected with this road and its operations after leaving Belle Plaine and Winfield, we produce a conversation between a resident of Arkansas City, and M. L. Robinson, of Winfield, the head pusher for the road and the man doing all the heavy editorial work for the two papers supporting the proposition. To a question as to the road=s starting point, Mr. Robinson very briskly replied: AIt comes in at the northeast corner of the county and runs direct to Winfield.@ AWhere does it go from Winfield, Mart?@ AOh, we run through Dexter annd then sort o= southeast through the south tier of counties to Joplin, Missouri.@ ATo Joplin, Mart?@ AYes, we shall run it to Joplin,@ says the Winfield railroad magnate, while he complacently figured on his thumb nail the interest on the last overdue note brought up. AWell, where do you go from Joplin, Mart?@ AFrom Joplin?@ Yes--well from Joplin we--that is, it is the intention--the company will build to Memphis, you know--down in Tennessee, you see.@ Here Mart warmed up to the subject and launched out in the following glowing strain: AWe strike the White River, one of the most beautiful streams, my dear friend, in this country. Its limpid waters dance merrily through fertile fields; through valleys yielding abundant harvests to the grateful, sterling yeomanry drawing sustenance therefrom; through >boundless contiguity of shade= and broad meadows. We follow this lovely river down to its mouth, to Memphis, the empire city of the South, whose fame, you know, was taken from the ancient Grecian temple of the Good God. At Mem--@

ATo the mouth of White River, did you say, Mart?@ AYes, The advant--@

ABut, I say, Mart, it doesn=t make any material difference if the White River happens to empty into the Mississippi at Rosedale, Mississippi, some ninety miles below Memphis, does it? You see, Mart, I used to live there. Then, Mart, you know that the White River, where this road contemplates striking it, makes a regular ox bow curve to the north, running up to Forsythe, Missouri, and to follow this beautiful valley would require the building of about 300 miles of unnecessary track. Then--@ But Mart looked a little blank, and said he guessed they wouldn=t build it that way.

Now if Mr. Robinson don=t know any more about this road than we are to infer from the above conversation, he certainly possesses a goodly quantity of what is commonly called cheek when he asks the people of Cowley to vote him $100,000 for it. It is simply a scheme got up by Read=s bank and a few others, utterly devoid of good reasons for support, and should be buried out of sight and sound. Mr. Robinson furnishes the Telegram and Cambridge News with their railroad jubulum, and they swallow it because they are told to do so.

Mr. Millington=s opposition speaks louder than anything else, for it is quite reasonable to suppose that he would favor any honest project having for its aim the advancement of Winfield=s prosperity. Let the honest voters of this county look to it that such a palpable fraud as this receives the rebuke it merits.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 30, 1884.

Indians and Railroads. Washington, Jan. 15. The bill of Senator Ingalls introduced last week to grant a right-of-way through the Indian Territory to the Southern Kansas Railway company having been referred to the committee on Indian affairs, a canvass of the members of that committee has been made on the subject of opening up the territory to railroads, with the following result.

Senator Slater says he has always believed in railroads being permitted to run through the territory as the best means of civilizing the Indians.

Senator Cameron believes that railroads should have that privilege.

Chairman Dawes thinks that as far as the five nations are concerned, they are far enough advanced in civilization to be able to decide for themselves on the subject, and he is in favor of leaving the matter to them. As for himself, he favored the idea.

Senator Coke, while ready to do full justice to the Indians on all points, would join in any movement looking to the opening of the territory. The latter, he said, was of vital importance to Texas, and although he would agree to submit the question to the Indians, yet if they failed to give their consent, he thought for their own good they ought to be forced to yield.

Bowen of Colorado was in favor of the bill, as was Mr. Gorman of Maryland. Mr. Harrison of Indiana and Mr. Walker were not seen. It thus appears that a majority of the committee is favorable to giving railroads the right-of-way through the territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 30, 1884.

Auction Sale. The undersigned will sell at public auction, at his farm in East Bolton on Friday, February 8, 1884, commencing at 10 a.m., the following described property: 1 span work horses, 1 wagon and harness, 1 cow, 10 hogs and shoats, 1 corn planter and 1 sulky plow, and other farming implements and household goods too numerous to mention. Terms of sale: Sums of $5 and under cash in hand; over $5 six months time will be given with approved security. J. TERWILLIGER.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 30, 1884.

Dissolution Notice. Notice is hereby given that we, the undersigned, recently doing business under the firm name of Shepard & Maxwell, have this day dissolved partnership by mutual consent. The business will be continued at the old stand by B. H. Dixon & Co. The books of the late firm will remain at the Central Drug Store, where all owing accounts will please call.


Arkansas City, January 26, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

A drug store has been opened at Guelph post office.

Somehow or other we are opposed to the narrow gauge proposition.

W. T. Kirtley has sold his residence in the northwest part of town.

Equal suffrage meeting at Mrs. Farrar=s this afternoon at 3:30.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

We call attention to the Walker boot special of S. Matlack in this issue.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Arkansas City Roller Mills city office in Miller=s hardware store opposite post office.

Mr. H. T. Roberts, of Waterloo, Iowa, is visiting his relatives, Capt. And Mrs. T. C. Bird.

Republican primaries tomorrow at 2 p.m. at C. L. Swarts= office. Let there be a full representation.

The TRAVELER office will not be moved. Our patrons will find us under Newman=s store, at the old stand.

And still they are climbing skyward! All those new houses going up on the townshite are what we refer to.

DIED. We regret to announce the death of Mrs. R. R. McAllister, of dropsy, at Shawneetown, Indian Territory, on January 4.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. C. T. Wells, of Indian Village, Indian Territory, while he was in the city last Monday.

What with shaving notes and editing the Telegram and Cambridge News, Mart Robinson must have his hands full.

Messrs. Beecher & Co. Are putting up a work shop just south of the old foundry building in the west part of the city.

W. W. Bigelow, of Chicago, brother-in-law of our genial Santa Fe agent, Mr. Ingersoll, spent last Sunday in the Acity of surprise.@

Mr. N. T. Snyder=s real estate office has been fixed up and rearranged, and as a result thereof Nate has a neat and commodious office.

Our old friend, T. E. Berry, of Shawneetown, was in the city last Monday and of course favored the TRAVELER with a pleasant call.

There will be preaching tomorrow night at the First Presbyterian Church at 7:30 o=clock, with a short service of prayer preceding the sermon.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

We were glad to see H. R. Robinson, of Otoe, while in the city last week. Mr. Robinson is one of the TRAVELER=s old friends, whom we are always glad to meet.

Mr. Frank Hess= new real estate office next door to the post office is neat and commodious, and we congratulate the gentleman upon this change for the better.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

O. S. Rarick, the deputy sheriff, has made six arrests since he received his appointment a few days ago. Cap. is a bad one, and the sinners had better look out.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Messrs. Landes, Beall & Co., of the Arkansas City Roller Miolls, have their office in Geo. W. Miller=s hardware store, where all parties having business are invited to call.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Mr. Frank Dressler has rented one of the rooms over the Cowley County Bank, which he intends to stock and occupy as a tailor=s shop. Look out for his advertisement next week.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Wonder if Mart Robinson, et al, will not next want a little pet railroad built right around Winfield. There would be about as much sense in such a scheme as in the one now proposed.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

The Ladies= Mite society of the Baptist church will meet with Mrs. V. M. Ayres on Friday, February 1, at 4 p.m. A plain supper will be served at 6 p.m. All friends are invited to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

FOUND. On the road between depot and Leland Hotel, in Arkansas City, on Thursday of last week, a Maltese (Knight Templar) cross on watch charm. Owner can have same by proving property and paying for this notice.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Ira Barnett last week bought of Mr. E. Young, of Bolton, two hogs, the weight of the two being 895 pounds. They were real little darlings, and it did seem a shame to send them to Kansas City before they attained their full growth.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Mr. T. J. Sweeny, late of Villiska, Iowa, favored us with a call yesterday. The gentleman has purchased property in town and intends to go into the mercantile business. He is also building a couple of houses for rent in the north part of town.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

The Equal Suffrage society will meet this afternoon, at 3:30 o=clock, at the residence of Mrs. H. P. Farrar. This is a special meeting, and all the members are requested to make a special effort to attend, there being business of importance to transact.




Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

CHALLENGE. To any chemist in the United States. One hundred dollars will be paid to any chemist finding anything but grape cream tartar and bi-carb. Soda in DeLand=s chemical baking powder. It is one of the few powders that are absolutely pure.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

The case of C. T. Wells, which came up before the United States Indian commissioner last Monday was dismissed. We are glad to chronicle the above, as evrything tended to show that the charges emanated rather from spite than a desire to see justice done.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Arkansas City is to have another addition added to it this week in the ten acres belonging to Mr. T. H. Tyner, south of the city on the old Leonard place. It will be surveyed into lots this week, and at this writing two houses are in course of erection thereon. Good.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Mrs. Leech, who it will be remembered sustained severe injuries by falling from the Arkansas River bridge a few weeks since, we are glad to say is rapidly recovering, and her physician, Dr. R. H. Reed, thinks she will experience no permanent ill effects from the accident.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Messrs. Ward & Coryell have adopted the plan of furnishing the different stores with red flags bearing their names, which are being hung out in front whenever any hauling is desired by the proprietors. It is a good plan, and should be the means of increasing these gentlemen=s business.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Republicans of East and West Bolton Township are requested to meet at the Bland schoolhouse on Thursday evening, January 31, at 7 p.m., for the purpose of nominating a township ticket for spring election. Please turn out. J. D. GUTHRIE, Chairman Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Mr. Harry Coons, an Indian of Pawnee Agency, who came up in charge of nine boys and five girls for the Chilocco schools, was in town last week and called at the TRAVELER office and subscribed for the same for a year. Mr. Coons is quite an intelligent gentleman and is always welcome to our sanctum.










Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Mr. Frank Stewart, a stockman of 14 years= experience, has been in town the past few days. He is senior member of the cattle firm of Stewart, Hodges & Snyder, and has just completed arrangements securing their lease to 43,095 acres in the territory for five years. Mr. Stewart has had a rare experience in the West, Northwest, and South-west, having been in every state and territory west of the Mississippi.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Republicans, Notice. The Republicans of Creswell Township are hereby notified that a primary will be held at 2 o=clock tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon, in the office of C. L. Swarts, for the purpose of putting in nomination a township ticket. I. H. BONSALL, Chairman.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

The second regular annual meeting of the Kansas State Shorthorn Breeders= association will be held in the senate chamber of the capitol, Topeka, Kansas, during February 12 and 13, beginning at 7 p.m. of the 12th. Prominent breeders and speakers from other states will be present and give addresses, and take part in the discussions, which will be of much more than ordinary interest. All interested in the breeding of Shorthorns are cordially invited to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

The Republicans of Bolton Township will meet tomorrow evening at 7 o=clock to nominate a township ticket. It is none of our especial business, but we would suggest that the present trustee has proved himself a competent officer, has taken a livelier interest in township affairs than have his predecessors, doing his work in more business like style, and in every way merits a reelection. It is not a very desirable position, but when a man is found who will give it anything like the attention it calls for, he should be kept there for the interests of the township.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Off the Track. On last Monday afternoon engine No. 202 was taken down to the gravel beds on the Walnut to pull out some cars. Owing to the crookedness of the track, in coming out of the pit, the engine climbed a rail, and in letting it back, it dropped on to the ties. Another engine was telegraphed for to take out the regular passenger train, and all hands set to work to repair the accident. No damage was done save the inconvenience caused by the delay, the passenger train leaving about 5 p.m., some two hours and a half late.








Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Prohibition. Citizens interested in having prohibition prohibit, please give attention. The following comparative exhibit is copied from the medical prescription record of Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry, representing the sales from January 15 to January 25, 1884. Said record is kept open for public inspection as by law required. They are prescriptions for pure whiskey and brandy (mostly pints), given as follows: By Dr. Kellogg, 7; Dr. Reed, 1; Dr. Chapel, 5; Dr. Shepard, 1; Dr. Vawter, 5; Dr. Marsh, 1; Dr. Baker, 100; Mr. Thompson, 1.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

A cowardly and brutal assault was made upon old Mr. Howard, living at the mouth of Grouse Creek, last Wednesday. He was in the woods, alone and unsuspecting, when some unknown person struck him a terrible blow with a stone on the back of his head, knocking him senseless. Mrs. Cooper, a neighbor, was in the woods at the time, and not more than five rods distant, yet the first she knew of the occurrence was when she found him lying unconscious, whereupon she gave the alarm. He was immediately taken to a house about one mile distant, and up to Wednesday night had not recovered. The matter is shrouded in mystery, especially as the same thing happens on Grouse about once a year.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Pensioners. Following are the pensioners who receive their mail at this office, with the monthly rate allowed.

E. Y. Baker: $6.00

Daniel Meinsau [? CAN=T READ...MEMAUW ?]: $6.00

A. A. Davis: $24.00

John Annis: $15.00

J. P. Bailey: $3.00

Frank Reed: $18.00

Henry Coryell: $4.00

John B. Daniels: $6.00

Henry B. Foster: $6.00

Mary Barlow: $6.00

Wm. S. Ridenour: $2.00

John M. Roberts: $12.00

John A. Smalley: $6.00

R. B. Scott: $18.00

J. J. Broadbent: $6.00

Donald Benton: $2.00

John Alexander: $8.00

A. J. Kimmell: $18.00

Arimintha Williams: $8.00

Z. Carlisle: $2.00

Gilmer D. Engle: $15.00

Elizabeth Hartsock: $8.00

J. B. Nipp: $18.00

T. H. McLaughlin: $18.00

G. W. Roseberry: $4.00

James Headley: $4.00

James Christian: $72.00

Martha A. Bowers: $8.00

Daniel Feagins: $24.00


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Sharp Practice. There is quite a lively warfare between our grain buyers nowadays, and a man must watch his corners pretty sharply or else he will head the wrong end of the procession. Last Thursday afternoon one of the grain buyers was suddenly conspicuous for his absence, and one of his rivals found by judicious inquiry that he and his principal had been seen driving eastward. Quickly surmising their destination, grain buyer No. 2 informed his principal, and at 3 o=clock Friday morning they started for Osage Agency, sixty-five miles distant, drove straight through, sold the agency folks all the flour needed, and after a couple of hours= rest seemed very much surprised to see buyer No. 1 and his chief drive leisurely in. We understand some parties about that time looked as if they had been sent for and couldn=t come.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Major Jo Hansen rode from Winfield to Dexter on the afternoon of January 3. At 11 o=clock that night he started back to Winfield. It was bitter cold. The air, as it went into one=s lungs, seemed charged with small needles of ice. Yet the major made the trip, though it seems almost impossible for mortal man to have accomplished it without freezing. And this man is the general superintendent of the Denver, Memphis & Atlantic. Can anyone think, even for a moment, that a man endowed with such grit will fail in his attempt to build a road, and after it is built, make it a success? A man endowed with such endurance is almost more than mortal. With such men at the head of the enterprise, it cannot but succeed. Cambridge News.

Is that so? It is barely possible that the immortal AMajor Jo Hansen@ is a trifle more interested in the success of this scheme than are some of Cowley=s voters with more of the common sense peculiar to mortals stowed away in their bodies. AMajor Mart Robinson@ might also have been prevailed upon to brave those wintry blasts in the furtherance of this gigantic enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Parties owning land adjacent to the Acut off,@ at the mouth of the Walnut, propose a Apiling@ on the bank of the Arkansas River so as to stop the water from running around the west point of the island, and to make a crossing for teams, but Reinholdt Hess, who owns the greater part of it, proposes to let it run, and put in an undershot wheel, with which to grind feed for his stock. The idea is a good one. The race through this strip of land is very swift, and has a fall of not less than four feet.



Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

One of the striking necessities of these stirring times are facilities for hitching teams on side streets. Good substantial hitching posts should be erected on the side streets, and the obstruction to the traffic on Summit Street would thus be obviated. Twice during last week the main street was blocked with teams.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Stock Matters. In a conversation last week with a prominent stock man, who has held stock in Texas and the Indian Territory for the past fifteen years, the following views were obtained in response to the questions propounded.

AWhat will be the result of this fencing in of the grazing lands in the Territory?@

AIt will soon be as it is in some portions of Texas--all grown up with weeds. As it is now, every man has about what he needs for his own present stock, without taking into consideration the increase. With a fence, stock is much easier held, and can be kept cheaper, and the tendency will be to increase the stock. Then a dry season will set in, and the grass will be eaten off close, and in another year weeds will take the place of the grass.@

AWhat will then be the result?@

AStock will have to be driven further west, or put on the market. It was the same in Texas a few years ago. Now a man must own every foot of range he occupies there, and it will soon be the same here. If I could buy half the range, or one-fourth the range I have, I should limit myself to less stock and better grade.@

AAre you feeding your stock anything?@

ANothing at all. Next year, however, I will put up a thousand tons of hay and feed it from racks. I calculate half a ton to the animal. Every year the grass is growing shorter, and in my opinion the winters are becoming colder. I believe as the ground is cultivated, it holds more moisture, and that increased moisture intensifies the cold. The ground has been frozen longer this winter than I ever saw it in Kansas.@

ADo you lose many calves by blackleg?@

ANone at all. Stock left on the range seldom die of blackleg. You see, calves that are held in the state until grass is three inches high fatten too fast when turned on it, and the result is blackleg.@

AIs there any >loco= weed in this section?@

ALoco weed has done much damage to stock considerably west of us, but I have not seen anything of the kind this side of Medicine Lodge. In the Pan Handle of Texas, now, it grows very much like a cabbage patch, and horses have to be driven from the range to prevent poisoning.@

ADo you know--@

At this juncture someone at the door winked at our obliging stock friend, and in an instant he had gone--presumably to find out.




Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

A Handsome Testimonial. The following from the Independence Evening Reporter of last Wednesday, will be read with interest and heartily endorsed by the many friends of Mr. J. N. Florer in this city.

AOur sanctum was lighted up yesterday by the benign countenance of John N. Florer, of the Indian Territory. Besides being a >lucky dog,= he is the prince of good fellows, and we are always more than pleased to meet him. His present visit to our city has been made memorable by the presentation to him, by the stockmen of the Territory, of a most elegant gold, hand carved, Elgin watch. The watch was manufactured especially for the occasion, is eighteen karat fine, and the case alone weighs 70 pwt. It bears the monogram of the recipient, >J. N. F.= on the outside of the case in elegant design, while on the inside is engraved with matchless taste, >Presented to John F. Florer by his friends, the stockmen of the Osage reservation.= It is a princely offering, and well worthy the gentlemen who made the present, the cost at the factory being $500. Mr. W. H. H. Larimer presented it yesterday at the Caldwell House, in impromptu but meek and tasteful remarks. It comes to Mr. Florer at his resignation as Indian trader at the Osage Agency, as a token of the appreciation in which his past efforts to do his duty have been held and an earnest of the good wishes of his friends for his future success in his new field of labor. Mr. Florer has for thirteen years been United States Indian trader at the Osage Agency, Indian Territory, and has so demeaned himself toward all who have come in contact with him, as to win the good will and respect of them all. The position is not one without its trials and difficulties, but Mr. Florer has been equal to all emergencies, and while the moving powers have frequently been changed, he has always been able to command from his friends those recommendations, which would secure his reappointment. This alone is the firmest and most telling testimonial he could have as to his ability, gentility, and business capacities. The Osage Agency in him sustains a loss they cannot soon replace. He goes to reside on his ranch near the Kaw Agency, Indian Territory, where he has 75,000 acres well stocked and surrounded by a wire fence.@

The good wishes of a host of Arkansas City friends follow Mr. Florer in his new enterprise, and with those friends the TRAVELER joins in congratulating him upon receiving so fitting a testimonial of his merits. May his good luck continue.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

A communication to the Telegram from ASoutheast Cowley@ (a rather indefinite locality), with the logic of vituperation proceeds to make a personal fight on Mr. Millington. It bears the sign manual of a Winfield financier, however, in the pretended knowledge of Mr. Millington=s private affairs. This is a poor way to carry a railroad proposition. And then it is a game at which two can play. It is barely possible that some of these railroad builders may have had some transactions in Misssouri and elsewhere which they would not care to have ventilated through the public press. You see, there are lots of glass houses in Cowley County.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

AThe Arkansas City TRAVELER hints at a new road from that place to Van Buren, Ark. Of course, it will need bonds. When Arkansas City bobs up serenely with a proposition to vote bonds for her road, remember the statemens of her papers in regard to the Denver, Memphis and Atlantic.@ Cambridge News.

Why, you poor blind Missouri idiot, did you ever hear of a county voting bonds to aid in building a road through the Indian Territory? Then, as you are young and tender, and have only been out of the soporific atmosphere of Missouri a few short months, we will inform you that the bonds have already been voted for a road to the state line, and will be issued whenever the Santa Fe reaches the south part of the county--and it will be the first road there. Mart Robinson forgot to coach his Cambridge infant on some of the past railroad history of this county. Probably Mart will also forget to tell his foundlings just how eager he and his friends were for the Emporia narrow gauge a few years ago.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

The Winfield men begin to see that their railroad proposition is most surely defeated--not worth the paper it is printed on--and last week a committee waited upon Mr. Millington requesting him to withdraw his opposition to the scheme and work in its favor. Bro. Millington does not intend to be turned from the right course in this matter, however, and all the aid they get from the Courier for this narrow line to the swamps they can very conveniently put in their eyes.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

We notice that the Cambridge News favors the proposed narrow gauge scheme. We have our argument in favor of the road all written up. It was sent us from Winfield several weeks since; but life is too short to fool away much time on a scheme that may benefit only a few men who are directly interested. Burden Enterprise.

Is it possible that Cowley=s embryotic railroad magnate has established a Aliterary bureau?@ Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Mr. John A. Scott, one of Bolton=s go-ahead farmers, was in the city last week and favored us with an appreciated call. Mr. Scott has sold in this market over 1,500 bushels of corn already, for which he received 34-1/2 cents. Mr. Scott says he has still another 1,500 bushels to sell, which speaks well for his farm and its owner.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

An examination of applicants for teachers= certificates will be held at Arkansas City beginning at 8 o=clock a.m., February 2, 1884. Applicants will please appear promptly at that time. A. H. LIMERICK, County Superintendent. C. T. ATKINSON, Assistant Examiner.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Capt. Nipp will fence his range in the Territory this spring, and Mr. Love thinks of doing the same. Both these ranges have been contested by Windsor & Roberts, yet Messrs. Nipp and Love have assurance from Washington which prompts them to go ahead, regardless of the stock association or the Cherokee Nation.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Ad. $5 Reward. One Josiah Dunn has strayed, Hapgood sulky plow and all. I will give $5 for information of his whereabouts; supposed to be along Nation line with stockmen. W. A. LEE, Winfield, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.

Land Sale. Notice is hereby given that I will receive bids upon the Noelle property east of the Walnut River, in Creswell Township, until 4 o=clock p.m. of Friday, February 8, 1884. Terms of sale: One-half cash, balance in one year. The right to reject any or all bids is reserved. R. L. MARSHALL, Administrator of the estate of A. Noelle, deceased.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 6, 1884.

Narrow Gauge. The new railroad proposition held out to Cowley County voters by Major Jo Hansen, Major Mart Robinson, and Major Read=s bank doesn=t take into account any such contingency as a train of cars. These shrewd financiers don=t even pretend to tell the people that cars are to be run on the $100,000 track which they fondly hope our people will aid them in building. All we have to do is to give this ephemeral company $50,000 for laying ten miles of track over an almost level piece of country, and then another $50,000 if these gentlemen are not satisfied with the profit on the first division, and should take it into their noodles to build any further in some direction. We regret exceedingly that so plain a proposition should be in such imminent danger, yet we are, truth to say, somewhat fearful lest it be snowed under by the honest people in northeast, south, and southwest Cowley--not to mention the mighty opposition it will encounter in Winfield. Mart will wake up on the 12th of March to find out that the great majority of Cowley=s voters are not as big fools as are he and his cohorts.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Opera house next Saturday night.

Dr. Woodard is now the resident physician at Ponca Agency.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Read the special of R. L. Balyest in this issue. It may be money in your pocket.

Ad. For Sale. One span mares. Two fresh milk cows. R. L. Balyest, State line, East Bolton.




Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Let no man fool himself into voting for the narrow gauge road, and broad gauge swindle.

A fine view of Arkansas City can be obtained from the fifth story window of Landes, Beall & Co.=s mill.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

All parties indebted to the late firm of Nassauer & Hipsh will do well to read their notice in another column.

Notice. All persons indebted to the late firm of Nassauer & Hipsh will please call and settle with our Mr. W. T. Berkey at the store of J. O. Caldwell and save costs. Respectfully, NASSAUER & HIPSH. Arkansas City, Kansas, February 1, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Mr. Geo. H. Baugh has opened out a stove and tin shop in the building just south of the Central Drug Store.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

James Penton is once more at home in Bolton Township, after a lengthened visit with his wife to former friends in Illinois.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

During next month many of our stock dealers will hie to the Lone Star state, there to remain until late in the summer.

BIRTH. Born to the wife of R. A. Houghton, on Friday, February 1, a daughter. Rube shows his pride and happiness in every movement.

We were in error last week, in stating that Mr. H. T. Roberts of Waterloo, Iowa, was visiting Capt. And Mrs. T. C. Bird. It should have read Dr. Tidrick.

Our old friend, M. P. Johnson, informs us he has 242 head of livestock on his ranch, which he intends to offer for sale, between the first and twentieth days of March, 1884.

Mr. Scott, of the Iola Register, and a son of the newly appointed agent at Ponca Agency, favored the TRAVELER with a call last week on his return from the above agency.

Mr. H. H. Arthur, of Ponca, was in the city last week to meet his wife and son who had just arrived from New York. They returned to their home in the Territory Saturday.

We issue this week an edition of over 1,400 copies of the TRAVELER, 500 of which are taken by the mill firm of Landes, Beall & Co. For distribution in Texas and other states.

MARRIED. Jacob Sueittl [?], one of Bolton Township=s best farmers, was united in marriage last week to the daughter of our friend, A. Buzzi. May peace and prosperity ever attend them.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Mr. Stover has opened up a saddlery and harness shop on West Summit street, two doors south of the Central Drug Store. He has a large and well selected stock of everything in his line.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Mart Robinson said he didn=t feel like bringing any of his railroad strikers down here, for fear our citizens would Athrow cold water on the scheme.@ Cold water is what we use down here.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

The result of yesterday=s election was: Trustee, M. N. Sinnott; treasurer, J. L. Huey; clerk, W. D. Mowry; justices, F. P. Schiffbauer and one Creamer; constables, J. J. Breene and John Lewis.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

The attention of our readers is called to the Aad@ of Messrs. Kroenert & Austin, which is full of things that will pay to know. Their stock is one of the largest in the city, and replete with everything in their line.




Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

The saloons and gambling houses of Harper have been closed up for good. Medicine Lodge saloon keepers came to the conclusion last week that it was cheaper to close themselves than to wait and be closed by law. Sensible.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

A Denver businessman writes us that nobody in that city knows anything about the Denver, Memphis & Atlantic railroad. Wonder if they know any more concerning this scheme down by the sad sea waves on the Atlantic coast.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Mr. W. H. Snyder, who recently advertised 100 head of brood sows for sale in the TRAVELER, has disposed of all of them, and his father started for Iowa last Thursday after more of the same kind. Good stock is in demand in this country.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

A prominent Silverdale Township farmer says the Winfield--or rather, the Winfield bank--narrow gauge scheme will not get a vote in its favor in that township. The three graces--Creswell, Bolton, and Silverdale--stand together on this question.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Stockmen report everything favorable now for an exceptionally prosperous year in the handling of stock. Cattle are in fine condition, having withstood the severe cold of last month in good shape, and the early coming of grass guarantees a good supply.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

LOST. Between this city and Bolton Township, Wednesday, January 30, 1884, a pocket book containing $60 in cash, and three orders, one signed by I. Johnson. Twenty dollars reward will be paid if finder will leave the same at Kroenert & Austin=s store.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Archie Lawyer, the regularly ordained Nez Perce Presbyterian minister, and an Indian of unusual intelligence, returned from Washington last week, where he had been to intercede with the powers that be requesting the return of the Nez Perces to their mountain home in Idaho.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Dr. Kellogg has opened up a real estate office in the room back of the Cowley County Bank. The doctor was in this business in Butler County in years past, and still has a weakness for buying and selling corner lots and farms. We call attention to his special notices in another column.

Ad. Call at Kellogg=s Real Estate Office when you have anything to sell.

Ad. Dr. H. D. Kellogg has opened a real estate office in the new Cowley County bank building.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

A new freak, which promises to develop into quite a rage, is that of the young ladies who wish to secure the autographs of prominent Indian chiefs from the Indian Territory. Many of the chiefs have practiced until they can write their names, though the characters are utterly unintelligible to them.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Dr. Chapel has rented and fitted up the three front rooms over the Cowley County Bank for his office, and has now one of the most elaborate apartments of any physician in the county. Dr. Loomis, dentist, is also with him, and one feels almost like having a tooth pulled just for fun, the room looks so comfortable.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

F. W. Barrett, the efficient bookkeeper for Landes, Beall & Co., went up to Kansas City last Wednesday to meet his wife, who has just come on from Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Barrett has bought a residence in the southeast part of the city, and we trust that henceforth he and his estimable lady may become permanent fixtures in our social circle.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

A Literary Treat. On next Saturday night, under the auspices of the Equal Suffrage association of Arkansas City, Mrs. Edith Crenshaw, late of Ohio, will give one of her matchless entertainments at the Highland Opera House. . . . SKIPPED THE REST!


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

SKIPPING LIST OF LETTERS REMAINING IN THE POST OFFICE AT ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS, FEBRUARY 1, 1884. THEY FOLLOWED THIS LISTING WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMENT: Some of the above letters are directed to the late post office at Silverdale. Persons calling for any of these letters will please say Aadvertised.@ J. C. TOPLIFF, P. M.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

It is almost impossible to get a brand for stock different from any other brand. In looking over the Northwestern Live Stock Journal, published at Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, we notice Pink Fouts= AF@ brand on the horses up there; R. A. Houghton=s hat brand, and Drury Warren=s boat brand on the sides of steers that range on the Sweet Water. Every letter in the alphabet and almost every figure is represented somewhere, besides houses, bells, scissors, keys, etc. Some are branded with but a dot, while others are branded all over. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in New York, sent a committee to Texas recently to try to license the stockmen to adopt some other mode of marking stock, but the old burning principle is held to still.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Good Luck. Our friend, Leon Lacosta, the pawnbroker and watchmaker, has just fallen heir to quite a considerable sum, which comes from the estate of his, or rather his wife=s ancestors in Spain. His wife=s grandfather, one Groni Rafayel, died about five years ago, and left a large estate to be divided among seven children. This sum, as we understand it, reached the magnificent figure of $2,300,000, which gives to Lacosta and wife the very comfortable fortune of $328,571.43--minus attorneys= fees--and which is now ready to be turned over to him. We are glad to chronicle Lacosta=s good luck. He will soon be able to purchase a newspaper.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

To give some idea of the amount of fine stock now being brought into the West and Southwest, we reproduce the following from the Wichita Eagle.

ATwo or three train loads of the eleven hundred bulls, of which mention was made a few weeks since, have arrived in the city and the remainder are on the way. Very extensive corrals, forty or fifty in number, which are provided with sheds, racks, feed troughs, and water-tanks, have been built and hundreds of tons of hay and thousands of bushels of corn stacked up. Eleven hundred bulls in one lot are a good many bulls.@

The above were shipped from Kentucky to a Mr. Bloom, of Texas.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Prohibition. Temperance workers! Take note of the contrast exhibited in last week=s TRAVELER. We have ten resident physicians in our city. These together prescribe in the ten days in all 19 pints, the average individually being less than two pints. In that same period Dr. Baker prescribes 100 pints! And this prescripting business has been carried on for months and years! Would an open saloon in our midst sell more ? 100 pints make about 1,600 saloon drinks. JOHN ALEXANDER.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Red Elk, brother of the Nez Perce chief, Yellow Bull, died last week at his camp on the Chicaskia. He was a large, powerful Indian who had successfully braved the trials and hardships of many battles in the north, but the malaria of this southern climate proved more destructive than the weapons of his enemies in human form. The fatality of this tribe since their removal to the Indian Territory has been alarming. To say the least, it seems cruel that these Indians are forced to remain in a climate so full of death for them.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.




A Model Mill--Arkansas City=s Latest and Most Substantial Improvement.

The water power of Arkansas City has become a household word among the businessmen of Southern Kansas. Mill men and engineers concede that it is the finest in the state, and that with but a slight additional outlay it can be made the finest in the West, for the running of mills. Then situated as it is in the midst of the most prolific wheat and corn growing region of Kansas, it at once commends itself to the practical man of business as a sure means of profit. It is not, however, of the canal proper we wish to speak, but rather of the latest and most substantial improvement built thereon, the


owned and operated by Landes, Beall & Co.

This mill is situated about two miles southeast of this city, near the tail gates of the canal, and is but just completed ready for business. During one of our fine afternoons last week the ubiquitous TRAVELER man drove down to the scene of this new enterprise, on a tour of inspection, and by the courtesy of the proprietors was shown through the building from bottom to top.

The visitor is frist struck by the neat and yet elaborate office of the firm, the interior of which is arranged in keeping with the magnitude of the business transacted. One hundred and fifty feet north of the office is the mill.


It is a five story stone building 44 x 56 feet, and is a most substantial piece of masonry. From the foundation to ground level the walls are five feet thick; to the second floor, three feet, and two feet thick to the top. The first, second, and fifth stories are twelve feet between floor lines, and the third and fourth stories fourteen feet. All the work has been done under the supervision of Messrs. Landes and Beall, and as completed it represents an outlay of from $45,000 to $50,000, for which they have a mill whose capacity, 250 barrels per day, is only equaled or exceeded by two mills in Southern Kansas.


This mill was projected by the Arkansas City Water Power Company last summer, and hearing of the proposed enterprise, Mr. Beall, who was then engaged with Mr. Landes in selling mill machinery for the Richmond City Mill Works, of Richmond, Indiana, came to Arkansas City for the purpose of negotiating for the sale of machinery. Messrs. Landes and Beall were at that time located in Atchison, Kansas, where Mr. Landes had been running the Diamond Mills. Mr. Landes was prevailed upon to visit this city, which he did for the first time last June. After looking the country over, these gentlemen concluded that if there was money in building such a mill there was more in owning and operating it; so negotiations were at once made and closed with the water power company, resulting in these gentlemen moving their families here and entering actively into the work before them.


Just west of the mill is the wheel house, a stone building eighteen feet square, inside of which we find a James Leffel turbine water wheel forty-eight inches in diameter, and which under a twenty-two foot head gives 150 horse power. From the wheel house the water passes through a flume of solid masonry to the tail race, some 250 feet north of the canal.

On the east end of the main building is the platform Adump,@ on a level with the second floor, from which wheat and corn are unloaded from the wagon, by a system which does away with handling the grain until it comes from the packers the finest flour or corn meal. A switch from the A., T. & S. F. railroad runs along the south side of the mill, on which cars are loaded and unloaded.


Entering the basement or first floor the first thing striking your eye is the main line shaft, with belt and pulleys already for driving the burrs, rolls, and cleaning machinery. The main driving belt, running from the basement to third story and driving the scalpers, purifiers, etc., is seventeen inches wide; then from a counter shaft a fourteen inch belt runs to the shaft on the fifth floor, driving all the elevators, corn cleaners, etc. Along the south side of the room we find a Morgan=s scourer and Barnard & Lee=s separators. In the central portion is a perfect forest of elevators running from basement to fifth floor. Over in the northeast corner is a veritable


otherwise known as the Western corn sheller, whose patentee is Mr. John Beall, of Decatur, Illinois, and brother of Mr. B. F. Beall, of this firm. The capacity of this little piece of machinery is 3,000 bushels per day, shelling and disposing of corn and cobs so fast as to render it impossible to choke or clog it. The corn is received from the dump before mentioned, without any extra handling, and passes through the sheller into the elevators, separated from the cobs, which are carried up and out through another elevator. In the southeast corner of this room are two large iron Caldwell wheat conveyors, which take the wheat from the dump and from the railroad track running parallel with the south side of the building, passing it into the elevators. On this floor is also a portable boiler for generating steam for heating wheat.

On the second or roller floor near the center of the room ranging north and south are nine setts of the latest improved E. P. Allis= rolls, from the Richmond City Mill Works. Along the south wall are three Richmond packers, two for flour and one for bran. In the north part of the room, and just beyond the network of elevators, are four run of burrs, three for grinding middlings and one for grinding corn. Against the west wall in this room stands the water wheel governor.

Ascending to the next floor we find a department devoted to the purrifying process. Here are three scalping chests, two of which contain four reels each and one two reels, and four of Geo. T. Smith=s purifiers, with Printz=s dust collectors attached to each machine. Two mammoth corn and three packer bins are also in this room.

On the fourth or belting floor are two six reel belting chests from the Richmond City Mill Works, and one centrifugal reel for dressing and cleaning out the flour.

Reaching the fifth floor we see the top of the line shafting and the heads of the elevators; an improved Hughes bran duster and one large Western corn cleaner. On this floor is a miniature fire department, with every facility for immediately extinguishing a fire should one break out.

With a feeling that he had been nearer his future home that day than is often accorded to an Arkansas City mortal, the TRAVELER reporter retraced his steps and after a glance at the 185 foot wheat bin, now containing over 30,000 bushels of wheat, rested his weary bones in the commodious office.


we would say that this is, doubtless, the most complete flouring mill in Southern Kansas. Everything in its construction is A 1, speaking of excellent workmanship and the thorough business spirit of its proprietors. Mr. John Landes, the senior member of the firm, is a native of Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, where he became a complete master of the art of making fine flour. In 1879 he went to Kansas City, where he established an agency for the Richmond City Mill Works, afterwards moving to Atchison and taking charge of the Diamond Mills in that city. He is thoroughly informed on all parts of the business, and can always be found hard at work in the mill, the same as any of the twelve men employed by the firm. His special attention will be given to inside work, and it is owing to his close supervision that the three grades of flour manufactured--Patent, Morning Star, and Old Gold--keep so close to the perfection claimed for them.

Mr. B. F. Beall, the junior member, is a practical millwright--one whose life has been spent amid the hum and bustle of machinery. He belongs to a mechanical family, his brother, as before mentioned, being the patentee of the Western corn sheller, and also of a machine for grinding all manner of spices, etc. He learned his business in Decatur, Illinois, and until recently has made that city his home. He is a shrewd buyer, an active go-ahead businessman, and to him is left the large amount of outside work contingent upon such an institution.

The Arkansas City Roller Mills have already taken a front rank in our business circles. The flour from these mills will be shipped in all directions--west into Colorado and New Mexico, and south into Texas--and its manufacture, with that of the other mills in our city, will establish a market for wheat and corn at the farmer=s very door, not excelled by Kansas City. These gentlemen believe in the generous policy of Alive and let live,@ and that their efforts may be most richly rewarded is the poorest wish the TRAVELER can extend to them.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

The Cambridge News, in its ardent support of Mart Robinson=s private swindling scheme, utterly neglects the minor claims of orthography. The jumping-jack editor of the News doubtless thinks that at any rate Mart knows enough about a narrow gauge road to be authority on the spelling of it. Unfortunately, however, he and the News man are as ignorant on this score as they are presumptuous in pre-judging the gullibility of Cowley County voters.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

M. P. Johnson paid this city a short visit last week, going from here to his cattle ranch on Deer Creek. AMode@ is one of the heaviest and most experienced cattlemen in this section. He has a very large farm in the eastern portion of the county, on which is a very commodious stone house, yet his heart continually yearns for the old cabin and ranch life.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

Ad. Wall Paper. Call at the Central Drug Store for the latest styles in wall papers. The largest stock ever brought to the city at B. H. Dixon & Co.=s.

Ad. The finest Hand-Made Candies at the St. Louis Restaurant, just received this week.

Ad. Go to the Leland Barber Shop for a good shave or hair cut.

Ad. Harness Oil. Uncle Sam=s harness oil $1.25 per gallon at B. H. Dixon & Co.=s.

Ad. Try Gate City Butter Crackers at the St. Louis Restaurant.

Ad. Mixed Paints. Guaranteed the best in the market at B. H. Dixon & Co.=s.

Ad. Fresh Baked Tennessee Peanuts at the St. Louis Restaurant.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.


An opera house, two stories high, and 50 by 100 feet, is to be erected at Caldwell. It will cost $15,000.

The Caldwell Journal publishes a list of buildings erected at that place during the year 1883. They aggregate in value $100,000, ranging from $100 to $16,000.


The Winfield Courier states that a company has been organized, at that place, to develop the extensive stone quarries. The Winfield stone is famous throughout the state.

Some unknown person slipped up behind old Mr. Howard, living near the mouth of Grouse Creek, Cowley County, last Wednesday, while he was standing alone in the timber, and struck him a terrible blow with a stone. Mrs. Cooper, living about a mile away, happened along and found him unconscious. He was taken to Cooper=s house, and did not recover his senses for more than twenty-four hours.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.

Township Election. The following shoes the result of the election held on the 5th inst. There were eight tickets in the field, and the total vote polled was 444.

TRUSTEE: M. N. Sinnott, 288; Uriah Spray, 152.

CLERK: W. D. Mowry, 348; M. B. Vawter, 88.

TREASURER: J. L. Huey, 184; H. P. Farrar, 125; W. M. Sleeth, 122.

JUSTICES: Frank Schiffbauer, 264; W. D. Kreamer, 208; P. F. Endicott, 133; J. B. Tucker, 130; I. H. Bonsall, 107.

CONSTABLES: J. J. Breene, 257; J. S. Lewis, 202; J. E. Beck, 178;

J. N. Huston, 118; W. J. Gray, 113.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.

AD. F. DRESSLER, MERCHANT TAILOR. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Rooms over Cowley Co. Bank, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.

AD. NEW HARNESS SHOP. N. W. STOPHER, PROPRIETOR. Full line of HARNESS, SADDLES, WHIPS, ETC. Harness and Saddles made to order. Special attention given to repairs. Shop two doors south of Central Drug Store, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Read Kroenert & Austin=s specials this week.

Ad. Brook Trout, Salmon, Lobsters at the Diamond Front.

Ad. Buckwheat Flour and Maple Syrup at the Diamond Front.

Ad. Hominy, Corned Beef, Chocolate at the Diamond Front.

Ad. Pitted Cherries, Raspberries, and evaporated apples at the Diamond Front.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Ben Cooper, of Ponca Agency, has been in the city for several days past.

Protracted meetings are held nightly at the First Presbyterian Church.

The Grand Army post of this city intend giving an entertainment soon.

The genial face of Ezra Nixon, of the hub, beamed on our streets yesterday.

The Arkansas City Roller Mills will be running in full blast by the end of February.

Valentine Social at Mrs. James Hill=s tomorrow evening. Everybody cordially invited.

All the best seats are taken for the Wilberforce concert one week from next Tuesday.

If you want eight oranges for one cent, vote for the Diaphanous, Macilent & Aimless railroad.

H. J. Martin is in town from the Territory to see and spend a few days with his old friends.

Four car loads of hogs were shipped from this city yesterday morning, in charge of W. H. Voll.

The Ladies= Mite society of the First Baptist Church will meet with Mrs. A. B. Gray on Friday, February 15, at 2 o=clock.

Prof. L. D. Davis, superintendent of the Pawnee schools, was in the city last Monday and paid the TRAVELER a pleasant and appreciated call.

Read the Aad@ of M. W. Stopher=s new harness shop in this issue. Mr. Stopher has a full stock of everything in saddles, and solicits the patronage of our people.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

A cattle company in Wyoming Territory, known as the Swan Land and Cattle company, have ninety-two different and distinct brands for their cattle.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

All in need of fine Merino sheep, horses for work or saddle, will do well to read the special notice of H. L. Nye of Belle Plaine, which appears in another column of this week=s issue.

Ad. Merino Sheep for Sale. I have for sale three thousand extra Merino sheep; also one hundred Texas mares, eight head of work horses, and a number of good driving and saddle ponies. Will give liberal time for part payment with good security. Come and see or address me at Belle Plaine, Sumner County, Kansas. H. L. NYE.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Judge E. S. Torrance and Frank Jennings, our county attorney, were in our city last Monday.

The Equal Suffrage society of this city will meet at 3:30 o=clock this afternoon at the residence of Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin. It is especially requested that there be a full representation.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Messrs. Martin & Converse have located at Oxford, Kansas, where they intend to publish a newspaper, the first issue to appear on the 15th instant. We wish it success and X with pleasure.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

The Bolton Township elected resulted in the choice of A. T. Cooper for trustee; J. M. Sturtz, clerk; C. J. Beck, treasurer; W. S. Voris and C. Snyder, justices; J. W. Feagins and J. P. Diemer, constables.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Mr. Frank Dressler has opened out a tailor shop in room No. 4, over the Cowley County Bank, where he invites the public to call and see him and examine his stock.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

The young ladies of the M. E. Church will give a Valentine social and supper at the residence of Mrs. James Hill February 14. Valentines will be sold and distributed. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Mr. T. J. Sweeny, who has put up several buildings in the city, is now in Iowa settling up his affairs preparatory to removing to Arkansas City with his family. We are glad to welcome such as he to our burg.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Some parties seem determined to burn up our county seat. Two fires were started on Tuesday night of last week, within half an hour of each other, but were fortunately extinguished before much damage was done.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

The report of the death of O. C. Clendenning is contradicted by the gentleman himself, and although not corroborated by further proof, we are under the circumstances fain to accept the evidence and smile thereat.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

FOUND. On Saturday, February 2, on the road between Arkansas City and the south bridge of the Arkansas River, a package. The owner can have the same by calling at this office, proving property and paying charges.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

In a ride about town the other evening, the number of new foundations seen astonished us. It would seem that a greater number of buildings are going up in 1884 than 1883. At least building operations have commenced much earlier.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

The attention of our readers is called to the new stove and tinware advertisement of Messrs. Baugh & Son in this issue. This firm will carry a full line of stoves and tinware, and all work entrusted to them will receive prompt attention.

AD. BAUGH & SON. DEALERS IN STOVES AND TINWARE. Roofing a Specialty. Job work of all kinds done on short notice and in a satisfactory manner. Shop one door south of Central Drug Store, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Mr. Ford, manager of the Wyeth Cattle Company, was in town a few days last week. Mr. Ford contemplates making this city his permanent home, a natural desire to live in a thriving city influencing him in his prroposed change from St. Joe, Missouri.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

While the conscience stricken are nightly seeking forgiveness for their besetting sins, a demoralized whiskey vendor is instituting suit against seventeen of our businessmen to recover damages sustained in the exercise of their upsetting sins.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Mr. J. E. Beavers, wife and child, arrived in our city last week from Easton, Pennsylvania, and are at present staying with the gentleman=s father, Mr. S. S. Beavers, east of the Walnut. Mr. Peter Schooley, father of Mrs. J. E. Beavers, accompanied them, and will make his future home with them in this vicinity. It gives us pleasure to welcome them to the Eden of Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Geo. Washington and Horace Greeley, instead of enjoying their eternal reward, as is popularly supposed, have blossomed into tonsorial artists, and are filling with lather the ears and mouths of the Indian youths at the Arapahoe school. In their first day=s work, they chopped off the hair of twenty-five boys.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Dr. J. W. McCoy, with his wife and child, passed through the city last week en route for their future home at Rustburg, Virginia. The Doctor has been located at various points in the Territory during the past two years, and has made hosts of friends, who with the TRAVELER heartily wish him well for the future.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

An effort is being made to raise several hundred thousand dollars by one dollar subscriptions to pay the cost of erecting the pedestal of the Bartholdi statute. * * * The statute is 150 feet high. Caldwell Journal.

A statute 150 feet high must surely be more binding than were the famous blue laws of Connecticut.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Mrs. Emma Goodell, who was for some time a resident of Sac & Fox Agency, Indian Territory, but who had recently been visiting in Iowa with Mrs. Dr. Bowman, died very suddenly at Davenport, Iowa, on Monday of last week, from inflammation of the bowels. Her remains were taken to Maryville, Missouri, for interment.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

W. B. Kirkpatrick, of the Green Front, in addition to his large and assorted stock of dry goods, clothing, groceries, etc., has now added a full line of carpets, to which he invites the attention of our readers. The same are in the latest and most elegant patterns. See his Aad@ this week, and then call and examine.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

A Card. The Equal Suffrage society of this city desires to express its sincere thanks to Rev. Phillips and Miss Medbury for the courtesy and favors extended at last Saturday night=s entertainment. To Miss Medbury especially are the ladies indebted for the very generous donation of her piano and services. By order of committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Dr. Kellogg has associated B. W. Matlack with him in the real estate business. These gentlemen have a complete set of abstract books for this county, which have been procured at considerable outlay, and which will prove a very valuable adjunct to their business. We doubt not these gentlemen will soon build up the trade in which their merit as businessmen entitles them.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

From the Burden Enterprise we learn that the citizens of Tisdale Township, at the convention held at New Salem, passed the following resolution: AResolved--That it is the sense of this meeting that the proposition for voting bonds for the narrow gauge railroad is detrimental to the best interests of Cowley County. By order of committee. W. B. HOYLAND, Secretary.@






Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

C. M. Scott continues to add to his domain east of the Arkansas River. Last week he purchased James Brown=s improved farm, and Mr. King=s prairie land, which shapes him out almost in a square of about 2,800 acres of as fine grazing land as can be found in the state. Before another month he will have it all enclosed with a barb wire fence and begin stocking it with cattle and horses.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

With united opposition in Creswell, Beaver, Bolton, Silverdale, Spring Creek, Pleasant Valley, Richland, Omnia, Harvey, Silver Creek, Tisdale, and Sheridan Townships, and but a half and half vote in Winfield and in Walnut, Vernon, Maple, Nenescah, Rock, Windsor, Liberty, Dexter, Otter, and Cedar Townships; we are constrained to remark that the prospects of the narrow gauge road seem to be enveloped in a cloud of gloom and certain defeat.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

A Public Park. Arkansas City, in order to keep pace with her other improvements, should take steps toward purchasing a site for a public park. Such a site we believe can be found in the north part of town, where a ten acre lot is still unoccupied. This tract, we believe, if not otherwise disposed of, will shortly be platted into lots and put into the market. We merely make the above suggestion, believing our city needs some such provision for the recreation of its citizens.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Who the _____ is Mart Robinson? We don=t know the man and have never seen him. But when we are unable to edit the News, we shall apply to the TRAVELER for a sit. Cambridge News.

Mr. Walter G. Seaver may probably remember that a few months ago he did contemplate a removal to the Acity of surprise,@ and desired to become proprietor of the TRAVELER. Our figures savored somewhat more strongly of cash than he was accustomed to in his transactions; hence his silence. The gentle and esthetic Seaver, who weekly regales his few readers with playful pleasantries aimed at the rural Missouri pencil pushers, may probably be in better shape financially after he has squared accounts with the above mentioned Mart. In the meantime, however, we have raised on the price of the TRAVELER.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Hon. R. L. Walker, register of the United States land office for the Arkansas district, who has been absent on business in Washington for a month, returned home last Friday. He thinks, from his observations, that Tom Ryan is among the very biggest and best men on the floor of the house, a man to whom every member listens with respect and whose influence is second to few, in which estimate he is about right. He also thinks there are not a few in either house who had better be splitting rails or hoeing potatoes, in which estimate he is again very sound. He thinks further, that so far as Kansas is concerned, she has one of the brightest delegations to be found from any state either east or west, in which estimate he is also undoubtedly and permanently a success. Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

A Crying Need. Under the above head, and speaking of the great wheat production of Central and Southern Kansas, the Topeka State Journal speaks as follows--giving forth sentiments that will be seconded by every businessman in Southern Kansas.

AThe flour product of this wonderful region that a score of years ago was looked upon as a worthless desert, but a single county of which now produces three millions of bushels of wheat per year, finds a market both east and west. In the former direction it comes in competition with old established mills on our eastern border, and still farther away with the products of the monster mills of Minnesota and northern Iowa, to say nothing of southern Illinois and Indiana. Westward, among the mining camps of Colorado and New Mexico, it might appear at first view, that the central Kansas mills were in a position to control the trade, but here the California flour meets them more than half way and they find as keen competition as on the other hand.

AThere is, however, a market into which they could pour a portion of their surplus and be at least first in the field, could they secure transportation facilities. A little more than two hundred miles south of our state lie the cotton fields of Texas; and with direct railroad communication from the central Kansas wheat belt to the market which this great and growing empire of the southwest affords for its products, the price of every bushel of wheat raised in that region, and of every acre of wheat land as well, would be increased.

AA proposition is before congress to grant the right-of-way across the pasture fields of the territory for a line of road to connect the Santa Fe system, at Caldwell or Arkansas City, with the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe in northern Texas. If the wheat growers of central and southern Kansas are alive to their own interests, they will flood congress with petitions to grant this right-of-way. The Indian Territory has no >sacred= right to stand forever as a barrier to travel and trade between two growing states that need each other=s produce, and between which there is now but the single connecting line of the Missouri Pacific. Let us have more railroads between Kansas and Texas.@


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Some time ago, as our citizens will remember, the temperance people of Arkansas City paid their respects to a piece of anatomy called Wilson, who was engaged in the highly respectable business of running a sightless felis tigris (commonly called a blind tiger), where the thirsty multitude could obtain the necessary moisture for their parched whistles without the embarrassing necessity of looking the vender in the face. This social call on our eminent friend Wilson was a revelation to him and a revolution to the building he occupied, resulting in the complete demolition of his stock of bug juice and a very pointed invitation for him to seek more congenial climes. He left by next train, and the next heard of him was through a summons served on seventeen of our principal citizens last week to appear before the district court of Cowley County and answer, in the sum of $13,000, to the charge of destroying personal property and a government license. Wilson=s attorney sails under the cognomen of Benson, is said to hail from Kansas City, and promises to completely paralyze the men who were engaged in the terrible work of destruction. The government license happened to be in our post office at the time, where it still remains, but of course that doesn=t make any difference where such a sum as $13,000 is in consideration. It is barely possible that these aggrieved gentlemen may find some obstacles in the way before they succeed in recovering the full $13,000, but we wish them all the fun possible out of the transaction.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Following are two letters showing the progress of Indians. The first is from Tom Hill, a Nez Perce Indian, who was Chief Joseph=s right hand man and adviser during the war, and the second was written by a little Otoe, one of Miss Skinner=s pupils. Miss Skinner is doing a good work among the red children, which we trust will increase in the future as rapidly as it has in the past.



MY DEAR FRIEND: I am glad my friend Miss Skinner you remember me, you send me a nice letter. I am well, no sick. Miss Carrie is teach me, I read very well. Well, all folks well. Fourty-eight children in school now, all well. Everything is all right Nez Perce Indians. Last Thanksgiving day there was church in school house. Dr. Woodward he talk to Nez Perces; its pretty nice. Levi is very very well. I am glad my friends these white folks here all love me and I love white folks. Thats all. My name, MR. TOM HILL.


DEAR TEACHER, MISS SKINNER: I am very glad I go home tomorrow. Tomorrow noon we have pie and cake. Emily and Susie make them good. All children get some play thing Christmas. Today I help Miss ____, washed and Howard Light-Foot put my cap in the water. Some time I see Ponca children. I have one little friend in the Poncas. My father went to Cheyenne. He ride my horse. Teacher, I like work I don=t like lazy. Maj. Haworth is big man, I didn=t see him. I was at home, children say he talk about playing top. Good-bye. ALFRED ARPEPETAN.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

The D. M. & A. narrow gauge will connect at Joplin with the Joplin & Texarkana narrow gauge, which will connect at Texarkana with the Laredo & Mexican Central narrow gauge, which will tap this great flower and fruit garden. Narrow gauge cars can then be loaded with fruit at the City of Mexico, and unloaded at Winfield. Think of oranges at six cents for forty. Telegram.

If there is one thing more than another for which Cowley County is absolutely suffering, it is a liberal supply of oranges at a price which will accommodate the depleted condition of the people=s pocket books after having paid $100,000 to M. L. Robinson and his fellow-schemers. Most assuredly, let us vote for the Diaphanous, Macilent & Aimless railroad proposition. We need the oranges.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

The Hasie brothers, late of Denver, arrived in the city last week, and will soon commence the erection of their business and residence houses. As is pretty generally known, these gentlemen purpose establishing a wholesale grocery house in Arkansas City, for which they have secured the lots south of Cunningham=s new building, and will erect thereon a handsome fifty foot front building. They have also purchased the north half of the old Norton property of Mr. Childs, for residence purposes. The Messrs. Hasie are thorough business gentlemen, and we trust they will meet with an encouragement commensurate with their enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Will the TRAVELER explain how a road will get through the Indian Territory? Can it get the right-of-way of the Indians? Is there any probability of a bill being passed in congress to permit the road being built through the Territory? That road from Van Buren, Ark., to Arkansas City will have a hard struggle in getting through the domains of the noble red man. Cambridge News.

How did the M. K. & T. road get through the Indian Territory? Did Montgomery County vote its bonds for that purpose or solely for the amount of road built in the county? If Mr. Walter G. Seaver ever read anything outside of the letters written him by the Winfield railroad literary bureau, he would know that there is a strong probability of such a road being built.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

The amicable relations between the clerical and secular strata of Caldwell=s society are Atoo excessively beyond.@ The skating rink closes its seductive doors while the meek and lowly indulge in a harmless church social, after which may be heard the sound of revelry by night. And then on Saturday afternoons, with one accord, Athe rude forefathers of the hamlet@ wend their way to the race track to enjoy the test of speed of the festive broncho and winsome cow pony. Such pictures of rural felicitty are inspiring and Aimplore the passing tribute of a sigh.@


Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

DROWNED. A terrible affliction befell Mr. and Mrs. Drury Warren, of Grouse Creek, last Thursday, in the loss by drowning of two boys, aged respectively three and eight years. Three children were guarding a ford to prevent the cattle going on the ice, when the little one walked on the ice, and broke through, and his heroic brother lost his own life in attempting to save that of the little one. The funeral took place the following day. The parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in this their hour of sorrow and trial.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.

Sam Jarvis and the Conklin brothers, former residents of Cowley, have made a new departure, having opened a banking institution at Kingman, Kansas, known as the Farmers= and Drovers= bank. They are gentlemen of stability and integrity, whose success is certain.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 20, 1884.

The decision of the commissioners reducing freight rates over the Santa Fe railroad is to take effect today. Mr. Touzalin, vice president of the Santa Fe company, is beginning to realize the futility of kicking against the pricks.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 20, 1884.

Spring Meeting of Stockmen.

Western Kansas Cattle Growers= association meets at Dodge City April 2.

Cherokee Strip Live Stock association meets in Caldwell, Kansas, March 11.

North Texas Cattle Raisers= association will convene at Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, the 11th day of March, 1884.

Colorado and Brazos Cattle Raisers= association will be held at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, Tuesday, the 4th day of March.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 20, 1884.

NEW ADS (3).

Closing Out Sale! We will close out our stock of General Hardware at greatly reduced prices. STEADMAN BROS. ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.

JENKINS= PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY, One door south of Nipp=s Livery Stable. Every description of PHOTOGRAPHY and ENLARGING done on short notice. Prices reasonable.

PAPER HANGING, ED. FERGUSSON, CALCIMINING. Shop over Wolf & Harnley=s carpenter shop. INTERIOR PAINTING. Orders may be left at Kellogg & Mowry=s, at the Central Drug Store, or at the shop. SIGN PAINTING. Satisfaction guaranteed.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Read the special notice of Houghton & Kirkpatrick in this issue.

Ad. 100 Odd Coats to be sold at one-half their actual value. They must and will be sold. Houghton & Kirkpatrick.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Several saloons were open in Wichita last week, after a season of closing.

Our popular county attorney was in town Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Messrs. Young and Latham, two friends of O. F. Godfrey, were in our city Sunday last.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Notice the change in the Aad@ of the old reliable Green Front dry goods and grocery store.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Geo. Newman, wife and daughter, of Emporia, are visiting with the family of A. A. Newman.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Read the closing out sale of Stedman Brothers in this issue. Bargains will be the order of the day. [ALREADY TYPED.]


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

We were pleased to see the genial face of Mr. Lou Woodin, of Otoe, in our streets last Saturday.

See that your seats for the Wilberforce concert are properly numbered, and avoid annoyance.

I. H. Bonsall had the good luck to draw the black rubber toilet set at Kellogg & Mowry=s last week.

A reward is offered to the Arapahoe children to induce greater efforts toward perfection in speaking English.

Mr. and Mrs. J. N. T. Gooch, of Otoe Agency, spent several days of this past week with relatives in this city.

M. S. Hasie thinks he can have his residence completed in about two months, when he will be joined by his family.

A runaway mule team on the streets yesterday made things lively for awhile, but were stopped before doing any damage.

Mr. Archie Dunn, who has been down sick for several days with malarial troubles, is now getting around again in good shape.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

John N. Florer, the lucky stockman, was in town last Friday and Saturday, letting his friends gaze on that magnificent gold watch.


Cattle Brands--F followed by F on its side [F/F] on both sides and circle on jaw.

F on both sides and circle on jaw.

Horse Brand--JF on left shoulder.

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


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

If you want your picture taken in good style, go to Jenkins= gallery on South Summit street. He does first-class work at reasonable figures.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Don=t you see? The way to the TRAVELER office is now made plain by our elegant new sign. Thos. E. Braggins was the artist, and it does him proud.

A house belonging to C. W. Burt was burned to the ground last Saturday morning, the occupants barely escaping with their lives. Loss, $1,500; uninsured.

We are glad to note that T. A. Gilbert=s little child, who has been seriously sick for some time past, is now slowly progressing towards recovery.

Mr. C. S. Houghton, a relative of Postmaster Topliff, from Boston, is out upon a visit to Southern Kansas for his health. We hope the trip may have the desired result.

F. Lorry, of Bolton Township, suffered untoward loss recently by the injuring of one of a nice team of pony colts. The animal had its leg broken and consequently had to be shot.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

J. H. Sherburne was up from Ponca last Monday, and loaded two car loads of wire to be used in the fencing of his pasture south of this city. It will need about fifty miles of fence.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Communion services at the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath morning. Rev. W. R. Kirkwood, D. D., of Winfield, will preach Saturday evening, and on Sabbath morning and evening.

Mr. N. S. Martin, a well-to-do stockman of this city, returned from Masillon, Ohio, last week, bringing with him a new-found bride to grace his pleasant home in the western part of our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

ATTENTION, VETERANS: At the regular post meeting on Saturday evening next interesting exercises are expected, and a full attendance desired. COMRADE JOHN ALEXANDER.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

We are glad to note that Mr. Wyckoff is now at his store again after several weeks absence, owing to sickness. We trust his old friends and patrons will make a note of this and call and see him as of old.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. McDonald, a gentlemen now stopping at the Leland Hotel, in this city. Mr. McDonald is interested in the stock business as well as the future of this section of the footstool.

We received a pleasant call from J. P. LaMott of Winfield, and

J. L. Hays, of Paris, Illinois, one day last week. The gentlemen expressed themselves somewhat surprised at the metropolitan aspect of the canal city.




Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Our readers will observe by the card of J. W. Canfield, builder and contractor, in this issue that he still has his shop at the old stand opposite the Chicago lumber yard in this city, where he will be pleased to see his patrons.

AD. J. W. CANFIELD, CARPENTER -AND- BUILDER. Shop on South Summit street, opposite Chicago lumber yard. ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Sweeney and family are now in the city staying at Mr. Gibby=s until their residence in the northwest part of town is completed. Mr. and Mrs. Sweeney are a decided acquisition to the business and social circle of our town.

Capt. C. G. Thompson returned to our city from his eastern trip last Saturday, and we are pleased to say was accompanied by his wife. The many friends of Capt. Thompson unite with us in wishing him and his bride much happiness, and a long and pleasant sojourn in our city.

Mr. B. F. Worden writes from Dakota that that country is entirely too frigid for him; that stock require feeding eight months in the year, and that he is casting his eyes toward the fair hills of Southern Kansas. Southern Cowley offers the inducements he wants.

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Perry came over from their Geuda Springs home last Sunday. The lady will remain with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Spray, for a few days visit, while Mr. Perry will play the bachelor at Geuda, to which place he returned yesterday afternoon.

Mr. J. H. Rhodes of Kenton, Ohio, who has been visiting various sections of Kansas, writes from his Ohio home to Mr. Jas. Ridenour, and in his letter says that of all the places visited in our glorious state, Cowley County and Arkansas City struck him the most favorably, and should he conclude to change his location he would cast his future lot with us.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Attention is called to the Aad@ of Ed. Fergusson, in this issue. Mr. Fergusson makes a specialty of paper hanging, sign painting, calcimining, and interior painting, and guarantees satisfaction in every case, and work done promptly on time. [ALREADY TYPED AD.]


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Never, since the first settlement of the county, has there been such a demand for real estate in southern Cowley. Those who are investing generally have the means to put up more substantial improvements. Let them come; there is room for thousands more.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Attention, Company. The Arkansas Valley Guards will turn out mounted and uniformed in front of the Star stables on Friday, February 26, 1884, at 2 o=clock p.m. for regular monthly muster and drill. By order of D. E. PLANK, 1st Lieut. Commaing Company.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

All parties holding season tickets for the concert course are requested to call and have their seats renumbered. This is rendered necessary by a change in the arrangement of the seats, and much trouble and annoyance will be saved by giving attention to this notice.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

The presbytery of Emporia will hold its next session in this city, commencing on Thursday, April 2, and continuing until the following Monday. Some sixty gentlemen, ministers, and laymen are expected, affording ample opportunity for our citizens to display their hospitality.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

The suffrage society of this city will meet this afternoon with the president, Mrs. M. B. Houghton, at 2:30 o=clock. The active members of this order are requested to make a special effort to be present at this meeting, as there is society business of some importance to be atttended to.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Lafe Merritt, of the Cheyenne Transporter, dropped in on his way home from Kansas City last Saturday. We have always had a warm spot in our buzzam for Lafe ever since the morning so long ago, when we saw him feebly struggling to wrest himself from the clinging grasp of an ink puddle.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Rev. Phillips delivered a very interesting discourse to a large and attentive congregation at the M. E. Church last Sabbath evening. The reverend gentleman is one of our most learned divines, and that his sermons are appreciated is evidenced by the manner in which his church is thronged.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

In reference to the communication from A. Nonyma, M. D., in another column, we desire to say that we are not responsible for any sentiments therein expressed, as the article is simply published at the request of one who is evidently aggrieved and seeks solace in the columns of the TRAVELER.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

AThe First Dark Day of Nothingness.@

Ed. Traveler: On last Saturday morning the AArkansas City Republican,@ so long talked of, and whose coming has been so anxiously awaited by our citizens, passed safely through the portals of life, and, thanks to the attending physicians, makes its entree sound in limb and wind--crying lustily, so to speak. It boldly enunciates its principles on the threshold of its prospective career (as do all journals I believe)--Republican to the backbone; prohibition--with Amodifications;@ protection in all the term implies, thundered forth in the stereotyped phrases known to orthodox Republican argument. Its first page is devoted to a wondrous exhibit of Arkansas City=s industries and people, some of the descripions striking the average reader as unique rather than graphic.

I may be thought unjust and somewhat severe in taking exceptions to the stand taken by this embryotic journal, but so many of the arrows in its quiver are so self-evidently covered with intentional poison that I beg leave to call your attention, Mr. Editor, to a few of them. Passing the slights to many of our prominent businessmen, and the disgusting toadyism shown in other directions (which in a purely descriptive article appear to me out of place), I will take for example their description of the doctors, whose calling is so vitally related to the welfare of a community. Nine physicians are mentioned, each one the peer of all. Now the list could just as well have been extended so as to include a round dozen, thereby leaving no one to feel slighted, and not one of the select nine would have been offended by the addition of the proscribed three. An oversight, was it? A lame excuse, I imagine, for these intellectual giants had six weeks at least in which to prepare their infant for public inspection. Rather call it fulsome flattery to those whose nativity or opinion commended itself to the masterly genius who pines for the pomp of power.

This eagle-eyed journalist has uncovered, among the nine, a doctor who has been practicing for more than a third of a century! Now, placing the age of this Esculapian at 50, we have a precocious youth of 15 assuming all the responsibilities of the healing art. It was prophesied the coming journal would be called AThe New Republican.@ The change in name can probably be accounted for in its evident fondness for Esculapian antiquities, for it has discovered a good doctor who graduated from a college that has not had existence since Noah=s rainstorm. Of course, his diploma was dated at a time when men lived long on the earth and was signed by those who would require in an applicant a thorough curriculum of study.

Again, I notice that out of the Aselect nine,@ there are three who devote Aspecial attention to the eye and ear.@ According to this exhibit it would appear that these organs were especially in trouble; and if we add to these three healers of the blind and deaf as many more of the itinerant persuasion, who herald their periodical visits with a shower of Atestimonials,@ there is a greater reason why the Republican should revise its list by adding the non-elect three. But then it may transpire that Arkansas City will continue to grow and put on metropolitan airs, when an eye and ear infirmary will be a necessity, which can be supplied by the mighty Athree in one.@

Another page of the Republican blossoms all over with spicy locals, interspersed with business advertisements and semi-complimentary notices, but it unwittingly does a young doctor great injustice, when it follows one of those Atestimonials@ with an editorial endorsement; for though it Aspeaks from experience,@ it surely does not mean to relegate the doctor to that class of charlatans who parade their success in public print. Nor do I presume the Republican means to compromise its business interests by even appearing to lend its influence to a disgraceful and unprofessional transaction. Of course, the young doctor will denounce the matter so far as he is concerned.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Graveyard Association. There will be a meeting of the Parker Cemetery Association held at the Parker schoolhouse in East Creswell on Thursday, March 6, 1884, for the transaction of business. A full turnout of those interested in desired. JOHN COOK, Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Our city needs a good laundry. Any party starting such an institution, where shirts, collars, and cuffs can be laundered equal to the work produced in the larger cities, can be sure of a profitable business from the start. Gentlemen, and ladies too, are always willing to pay a good price for fine laundry work.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

We call attention to the new advertisement of S. Matlack, which appears in this issue. Mr. Matlack is the sole agent for the Crown sewing machines and organs, than which no better machines or organs are put in the market. The peculiar advantages possessed by the Crown sewing machine will be seen by reading the advertisement.

BIG AD. MATLACK=S MARKED DOWN SALE. 100 Ladies= and Misses= Cloaks, 100 Mens= and Boys= Overcoats, which will be sold regardless of value for The Next Sixty Days. Call in and take advantage of Prices Downed Again.


Is constructed on perfect principles.

Is unrivaled in its operation.

Is simple in construction.

Is symmetrical in form and beautiful in finish.

Is built for the comfort and convenience of the operator.

Is adjustable throughout; the wear in all its bearings can be taken up with an ordinary screw driver.

It runs easier and sews faster than any other.

It is easy to manage, operate, and keep in order.

It is the essence of twenty-five years experience, and has all the merits with none of the defects of all other machines.

It is the ACROWNING@ effort in the sewing machine line.

Call and see them. S. MATLACK, Sole Agent.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Mart Robinson is temporarily engaged in the newspaper business. He is furnishing all the heavy editorials for the Telegram and Cambridge News, with an occasional squib for the local page. M. L. Is a sleek one, but it will be a cold day when the voters of the county help him through with his Anarrow gauge@ humbug. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Charley Roseberry says there is only one voter in Beaver Township in favor of the quack railroad got up by M. L. Read=s bank--and that he looks very consumptive. It is enough to give any man consumption to seriously contemplate voting for such a railroad proposition. Thank heaven, nine-tenths of our voters are in robust health.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Last Friday morning, about 4 o=clock, the fence at the rear of Newman=s building was discovered to be on fire, but thanks to the prompt action of Mr. Neff, of the Leland, the blaze was extinguished before any serious damage resulted. It is generally supposed to have caught from ashes, as there are a dozen places in town more available for the work of an incendiary.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Mr. John Landes returned last week from an extensive trip throughout the country, and says that in every city and town the people are talking about Arkansas City=s boom. Our boom widens with the process of the suns, and unlike the fleeting article presented by some of our aspiring railroad (?) centers, we are not compelled to put it up to our ears to find out if it is going.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Mr. Wm. Higgins, a well known Kansas newspaper man and politician, paid the TRAVELER a visit last Friday. Mr. Higgins has been appointed sergeant-at-arms of the national Republican committee, and will take pleasure in attending to the wants of all Kansans who may attend the national convention in Chicago this summer. He has for some time past been associated with United States Marshal Simpson, and has blossomed into a detective of ability.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Last Saturday witnessed the advent of the Arkansas City Republican upon the sea of journalism. It is an eight page, six column paper, published by Messrs. Coombs, Clarke & Atkinson. The papers were liberally scattered around town, thus affording our people an opportunity for judging for themselves as to its excellencies, etc., and rendering comments from us unnecessary. We sincerely hope their success will be commensurate with their anticipations.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

From East Bolton.


Ed. Traveler: Empires and republics rise and fall, and the same may apply to individuals. Today a man may enjoy the highest honors that a nation, state, county, or township can bestow on him; tomorrow he may be sunk into utter oblivion, so to speak! With this introduction the writer will notice briefly the Adownfall of Republicanism@ in Bolton Township, as the Democrats choose to call it. They say the Republicans of Bolton have lost their grip. We admit that the result of our last election gives them room to boast over their victory, but not over the downfall of Republicanism in our township. The last election was a three cornered fight--one straight, simon-pure Republican ticket, another composed of Republicans, and a Democratic ticket. The result was the triumph of the Democratic ticket, whereat they now boast. Now these Democratic assumptions are not warranted by the facts, and let me say to Republicans, be true to your party in the future. When you go to a caucus and take part in the nominations, voting that they shall be made unanimous--stand by such caucus like men. This is the kind of Republicanism that makes a party strong--makes us able to cope with any emergency that may arise. Let the election just passed teach us a wholesome lesson. Let us stand shoulder to shoulder, remembering that Aunited we stand, divided we fall.@ REPUBLICAN.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

A Fire Brigade. Our citizens should organize a fire company or brigade of some sort, to provide for such an emergency as that of last Friday, which, though fortunately proving harmless in itself, serves a purpose as a note of warning. A fire comes about as suddenly and unexpectedly as death, and it behooves an enterprising community to be ready for its reception at a moment=s warning. Had the blaze of last week been started in more favorable quarters, there is hardly any telling where the work of destruction would have ended. No city of the size and importance of Arkansas City should be so defenseless in case of fire as are we at present, and we hope to see some action taken at once looking to better means for the protection of property.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

MARRIED. By Elder Broadbent, at his residence, February 17, 1884, Mr. Samuel Kimmell and Miss Annie Jones, late from Missouri. Although her acquaintance has been short here, yet she has won the respect of many. Sam is one of Bolton=s first-class young men. His friends will probably remember that he went to Missouri last summer hauling sheep, and it is thoroughly creditable to him that he secured a dear.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Commercial Building Association.

The above is the name of a new stock company formed in this city last week, the charter members of which are M. S. Hasie, George E. Hasie, W. M. Sleeth, H. P. Farrar, A. A. Newman, T. H. McLaughlin, George W. Cunningham, and T. R. Houghton. The immediate object of this company is the erection of a building on Summit street, just south of Cunningham=s new implement house, 125 feet front, 132 feet deep, and three stories high. The TRAVELER mentioned last week the fact that the Messrs. Hasie were to put up a commodious business structure, and when these gentlemen showed the design of their building to the gentlemen directly interested in the lots, and the suggestion was made that one solid block be built, the plan at once commended itself to all parties as one in keeping with the growth of our city. We have seen the plans for Messrs. Hasies= part of the block, and must say they are very elaborate. It is of the style now most generally adopted by the San Francisco builders, known as the bay front style, above the first story. On the second story front are three bay windows, the center one square and the side windows octagonal. The front and rear of the first story will be almost entirely of glass, in order to get sufficient light to accommodate the great length. The height of the first story from ceiling to floor will be seventeen feet, the second fourteen, and the third twelve, and a ten foot basement runs the entire length. This will doubtless be the style adopted for the complete block, which, taken with the admirable interior arrangements, will make the Commercial and Hasie blocks the finest in Southern Kansas. The enterprise of the eight gentlemen comprising the Commercial Building Association speaks loudly to their credit, and will be a sure means of profit to themselves, not to mention the advantage accruing to the city in the way of advertising its business vim and prosperity.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

We regret exceedingly that the TRAVELER feels compelled to resort to personal attacks and misrepresentation in order to give voice to its feelings of selfishness. We are personally acquainted with many of the people of Arkansas City and know them to be generous, wide awake and enterprising, and we feel confident that if they will thoroughly investigate the D. M. & A. proposition and the company and its work, they will many of them support the proposition. Telegram.

Don=t mention it, please. Our citizens are profoundly sensible of your very delicate and flattering allusion to their generosity, and would suggest that if you are so thoroughly convinced in this matter, it might avail something if a few of these propositions were sent down here. Oh, yes; our people will support your proposition--to Aa little little grave, an obscure grave.@


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Quite a number of cattle have died on the North Fork the past few weeks, the principal cause being the lack of open water during the late big freeze, in which all the rivers and creeks were frozen solid. Cattle are, however, in fair condition, and, with an early spring, the loss will not be as great as usual. Among horses, however, the loss promises to be serious, as saddle stock of all kinds on the range is very weak, and the loss among company brands has been considerable. This was occasioned by the late fall rains rotting the grass so as to furnish little substance to grazing horses, and in consequence they are in poor flesh and very weak. A good demand for broke cow horses will result when spring opens. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

The southern part of this county stands greatly in need of a bridge over the Walnut by Harmon=s ford. The Walnut is subject to sudden rises, either from heavy rains or backwater from the Arkansas, and oftentimes farmers are compelled to travel several extra miles in order to reach our market. We believe it would be a paying move for Arkansas City=s businessmen to take hold of this matter. Last fall there were on an average fifteen loads of stone per day hauled across Harmon=s ford, besides about fifty loads of grain, etc., by the farmers. A bridge at this point would greatly facilitate travel and be a blessing to the farmers east of us.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

A Suicide. Last Sunday morning, the good people of Winfield were startled by the news that Mr. Wood, father of B. F. Wood, of the firm of Bliss & Wood, had committed suicide. Mr. Wood, senior, has for some time been slightly deranged, though not enough so to need any especial care. On Sunday morning last he insisted that the entire family should go to church, he alone remaining at home. When the family returned from church, they made the horrible discovery that the aged gentleman had hung himself in the cellar. Life had been extinct some time when the body was found.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

There is no prettier part of the town site than the 20 acres recently platted into lots by F. J. Hess, and lying just south of the Norton property and extending west from Summit to Eleventh street. It will constitute one of the best residence portions of our city in the near future, and parties desiring locations for homes will do well to give this their attention. One great advantage to this locality is the ease with which good soft water is obtained, it rarely being necessary to go deeper than 18 to 25 feet.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Mr. M. Preston, secretary of the Packing company, has entered into an arrangement with Mr. Harris, of Arkansas City, and will start a fine hog ranch on the quarter section immediately west of Mr. Wykes= place on Bluff Creek. These gentlemen propose to breed a class of hogs that will be sought after by the farmers and hog men the country over. They will stock up shortly with a small herd of the best hogs they can procure. Success, gentlemen. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

It is with pleasure we note Mr. O. P. Houghton, one of our veteran merchants, at his old stand in company with Mr. W. B. Kirkpatrick. These gentlemen are live energetic businessmen who can and will meet all opposition in their line. Their stock of dry goods, clothing, carpets, and fancy and staple groceries is large and well assorted, and the old patrons of the Green Front and public generally are requested to give them a call.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Grouse Creek was full of water again last week for several days, compelling the farmers to stay at home until the water went down. The Territory folks had to postpone their visit until a more favorable opportunity. It would cost about $1,000 to put up a bridge over this generally placid stream that would answer all purposes for several years, and the TRAVELER for one would like to see it accomplished.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride=s mother in this city, on Thursday, February 14, 1884, at 8 p.m., by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr.

W. P. Trout and Miss Eva Anderson, all of Cowley County, Kansas. Friends of the young couple tender congratulations and best wishes for long life and happiness.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

James Ridenour left on yesterday=s train for Lawrence, whither he goes to attend the meeting of the Grand Lodge of A. F. And A. M. Of Kansas, which convened at 9 a.m. this morning. He expects to return on Friday next.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

Ad. Just Received. A mammoth stock of boots and shoes at the Green Front. Houghton & Kirkpatrick.

Ad. 100 Odd Coats to be sold at one-half their actual value. They must and will be sold. Houghton & Kirkpatrick.

Ad. For Sale. Millet and Prairie Hay at my barn. John Alexander.

Ad. Horses. I have ten head of well broken, gentle saddle horses, which I will sell for cash, or on time. I will be in town Saturdays and Mondays. C. M. Scott.

Ad. Colt Lost. A black suckling pony horse colt, heavy tail and maine. Lost from my place 2 mile south of south Arkansas River bridge, Monday, February 11, 1884. Finder will be rewarded by returning to owner. Ed. G. Bass.

Ad. Brook Trout, Salmon, Lobsters at the Diamond Front.

Ad. Buckwheat Flour and Maple Syrup at the Diamond Front.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 27, 1884.


Two incendiary fires occurred at Winfield in one day, and it is believed that an attempt was made to burn the town.

The Commercial Building Association, with a capital stock of $28,000, has been organized and incorporated under the laws of the state.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 27, 1884.

Gen. Sheridan has recommended to congress that thirty-six military posts, mainly in the territories, be opened for settlement. He says that they are no longer necessary for military purposes, as the Indians have been driven back and civilization has done away with the need of the army. They include in all 714,880 acres of public land.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Pink Fouts and wife were guests at the Leland last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Read the new Aad@ and special notices of Kellogg & Mowry in this issue.


Kellogg & Mowry=s.

Ad. BELOW COST. 100 gallons best mixed paints at $1.00 per gallon at Kellogg & Mowry=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

We call the attention of our readers to the communications of AVindex@ and AJ. A.@ in this issue.

Doctors vs. The Code.

Ed. Traveler: Since reading the article in last week=s issue, signed A. Nonyma, M. D., it occurred to me that it would be timely to state the laws of the code regulating medical advertising and call the physicians= attention thereto.

It is not presumable that the laity understand the laws governing the practice of medicine, and it may not be altogether out of the way to give a short epitome of the code of medical ethics by which the brotherhood of physicians are governed. Hear what the code of ethics says in regard to the matter of advertising.

AResolved, That private hand-bills addressed to members of the medical profession or by cards in medical journals calling the attention of the medical brethren to themselves as specialists, be declared in violation of the code of ethics of the American Medical association. All are prohibited from issuing hand-bills, advertisements, or private cards inviting the attention of those laboring under particular diseases. On the other hand, no one is prohibited from publishing or using a professional card as freely as he likes, simply announcing himself a doctor in medicine, and giving his residence, office, and office hours. Or, if he desires to limit his practice to the treatment of any particular diseases, he can say on his card that >his practice is limited= to this or that class of disease. For the reason that these are in the nature of self-imposed restrictions, and not in any sense assumptions of special or superior professional attainments in certain directions. But if a physician puts upon his card or advertisement that certain hours are devoted to some special class of diseases, or that he gives special attention to certain diseases, or that he is an oculist, gynaeocologist, etc., he both asserts a superiorrity over the general practitioner in the special direction indicated on his card, and implies to the public that all well educated physicians are not prepared to good work in the same direction; and yet he gives no assurance, either to the public or the profession, that he will not be ready to attend to any other class of diseases as readily as the general practitioner. In other words, he retains all privileges of a general practitioner, while asserting for himself special or superior skill in the treatment of certain classes of diseases.@

Whoever heard of Harvey, Jenner, or the Hunters, who might justly be styled the fathers of medicine, laying claim to any such superiority? CONTINUES ON...SKIPPED THE REST! SIGNED AVINDEX.@

Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

AAnd Darkness was upon the Face of the Deep.@

[The following was handed to Mr. Atkinson for publication, but was refused by that gentleman, who seemingly does not accord to others the privilege he claims for himself. ED. TRAVELER.]

Editor C. T. Atkinson--SIR: We were encouraged by the wail of the slighted ANonyma, M. D.,@ to read again your column of Aprinciples,@ and we, too (wife and I), found an intentional poisoned arrow in that caudal appendage, ATwo Masters.@ A very dragon=s sting is that; but we read it to the end, and as we stopped to take breath, we thought (naughty girl fashion), AOh, what a lie he tells! How dare he write such stuff of the church, and then go around soliciting the ministers to help make his paper respectable?@ The most cowardly of all murders is a stiletto stab in the back.

You say: ASome of them, the better to deceive the people, become officials in the church--pious, good men, shining lights.@ Now, sir, if you ever attended a called meeting of the church for the election of officers, you would have learned that following the usual service--all the congregation being invited to remain--special prayer is offered by the pastor for the continued presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit in the choice of good men. Names in nomination are then called for from the congregation; these are balloted for, and the names receiving the largest number of votes are declared elected. [Acts vi; 5, 6.] No bribery here; no ball s [?] stufffing; no soliciting suffrage.

You say: AThey pray in public to the Lord.@ Yes, this cross the church puts upon them, and they bear it--and generally with trembling, tearful voice; for what mere man can stand before God with brazen front? And these, who are the choice of the majority of church, under the guidance of the Holy Sprit, some of these you call Asniveling Pharisees--infamous scoundrels!@

Said a mother to us recently: AMy boy and girl came from school repeating the most filthy and abominable language, too horrible for me to repeat. It sickens me. Oh, I don=t know what to do to stop it,@ she said, in much distress. Are not you, sir, largely responsible for this immorality of our schools, by ignoring as you do the reading of God=s word, the Bible, in the schools? Oh, man, Afirst cast the beam out of thine own eye.@ J. A.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Mr. Geo. Russell is breaking ground for the basement of a new residence in the northwest part of town near the machine shops.

A new departure in the way of entertainments will be the Akettle-drum@ next week at the residence of Mrs. O. P. Houghton.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

A new millinery store is to be opened in the old Cowley County bank building about March 4, 1884. See the notice in another column.




Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Messrs. Beecher & Co.=s new shop is already under cover, and the gentlemen expect to have their machinery in place during the coming week.

Geo. Shearer broke away from his home in the eastern part of the county long enough to stay several days in our city looking up old friends this week.

Mr. Andrews, who shipped four car loads of sheep to St. Louis lately purchased a car load of horses to bring back with him, which he is selling at Winfield.

The new addition to the rear of the business rooms of C. Sttwood and Wyckoff & Sweeny will materially add to the appearance and convenience of the same.

The Women=s Home and Foreign Mission society of the Presbyterian Church of this city will meet at the White Church on Wednesday, March 5, 1884, at 3 o=clock p.m.

R. A. M.--Bennett Chapter R. A. M. of this city will meet at Masonic hall on Thursday, Feb. 28, 1884. All Royal Arch Masons in good standing are invited to be present.

Major W. J. Pollock was in our city the latter part of last week. The gentleman reports the late storm as having been the most severe upon stock of any during the winter.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

We call attention to the special advertisement of the Diamond Front in this issue. Be sure and read it for it has news of importance for every housekeeper in the county.

BIG AD. SEEDS! SEEDS! SEEDS! The largest stock ever brought to Arkansas City can be found at the Diamond Front Grocery. We have the following in bulk, besides a large stock and variety of package seeds: Early Yorrk, Late Drumhead, and Flat Dutch Cabbage seed. Black Wax Bean. Blood Turnip. Early Cucumber. Hanson=s Lettuce and other varieties. Rattlesnake and Mountain Sweet watermelon seed. The Crown Parsnip seed. Scarlet Top and French Breakfast radish. Six Weeks turnip. The famous English Multtiplying onion setts. Large stock of Blue Grass seed. Don=t put it off too late or miss the place. DIAMOND FRONT GROCERY.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Mr. Stacy Matlack has been at Pawnee Agency the past week attending to business matters in connection with his tradership and incident to the payment of the annuities.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

The attention of stockmen is called to the new brand cards of Messrs. J. H. Sherburne and W. J. Pollock, both of whom are holding cattle in the Territory south of this city.

Sherburne Ad shows 4 cattle illustrations; one horse.



STOCK BRANDS -OF- J. H. SHERBURNE. Range on the Ponca reservation. Post office address Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.

Additional cattle brands--S O S, O S, T O M, and a mule shoe.

Additional horse brands--S without the bar number under it, on the right shoulder same place as S-bar.


STOCK BRANDS -OF- J. W. POLLOCK. [HORSE/CATTLE ILLUSTRATION SHOWING BRANDS.] Increase branded three half circles on right side, P on left jaw, med chain on both shoulders and upper half crop on each ear.

Additional Brands: V V on left side; C S on left hip. Bottle on left side. H L on left hip. Range on Osage reservation, I. T. Post office address, Ponca Agency, I. T.



Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

A son of Mr. Brown, living six miles east of this place, was thrown from a horse last Saturday, and his neck severely injured. The attending physicians say that he cannot recover.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Park & Lewis, carpenters and builders, have opened a shop on North Summit street, where they will be pleased to meet any who have work to be done in their line. See their card in this issue.

AD. PARK & LEWIS, CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS. We solicit the patronage of the public and guarantee satisfaction. Shop on North Summit street between Central avenue and Aldridge=s lumber yard.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

The management of the narrow gauge railroad are tacking pretended concessions to the petition upon which the election was called. This is too tthin for the voters of Cowley, as Mart will see March 11.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Some scallawag without the fear of God or man before his eyes passed a $20 counterfeit bill on Chief Yellow Bull last week. Yellow Bull says it=s too bad, and he is hunting for the Alean man with sorrel hair.@


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

W. J. Murphy, of Fort Worth, Texas, writes C. M. Scott of this place that good smooth prairie raised yearlings can be contracted for spring delivery at that place for $15 per head in bunches of not less than 500.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

We understand that Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick has purchased the grocery stock and bakery of Messrs. Duncan & Magill, and will himself conduct the business in the future. We wish A. E. every success in his business venture.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Mr. J. T. Sweeny, who has purchased the grocery stock of P. Wyckoff & Son, is putting in a large and well assorted stock of fancy and staple groceries to which he calls the attention of our people. Look out for his Aad@ next week.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

A petition to the county commissioners asking them to call an election for the voting of township bonds to build a bridge across the Walnut east of town is being circulated. We need a bridge, but in our judgment this is not the most feasible means for supplying the need.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Our tailor, Frank Dressler, has put in a well assorted line of spring goods at his rooms over the Cowley County bank, which he invites all our people to call and examine. Frank will make you up a nobby suit at reasonable figures, and guarantees a good fit every time.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

DIED. Miss Hattie Jordan, aged 14, died last Sunday morning, of brain fever. She having been a pupil in our schools, no school was held in her room on Monday morning, when all that was left of the young life was carried to the grave. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in this their hour of affliction.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

The Arkansas City Roller Mills, whose advertisement appears in this issue, are now in full blast, and are turning out flour with astonishing rapidity. It is a treat to visit these mammoth mills and see to what perfection capital and experience have brought the manufacture of the staple of life. From the first to fifth floor everything betokens the master hands of its proprietors.

AD. ARKANSAS CITY ROLLER MILLS, ALANDES, BEALL & Co., Proprietors. CAPACITY, 250 BARRELS PER DAY. THE FINEST BRANDS OF FLOUR constantly on hand in car lots for shipment. Also, Corn Meal, Bran, and Chop. The Highest Market Price Paid for Wheat and Corn.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

The Free Methodist Church in the northwest part of town is now enclosed and will be ready for occupation in a couple of weeks. The building will cost between $1,000 and $1,200, and it does great credit to its church members, that when dedicated in April it will be clear of all debt. We are glad to note this addition to the religious edifices of our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Cass Endicott, living about six miles east of this place, has had three unbranded calves taken from his pasture field and stolen, within the last two months. It will be well enough to keep a lookout for such thieves.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Mr. Gilbert=s polled bulls have come on, and are being held in Newman=s pasture on the Arkansas River near this place. They are beauties. Rube Houghton expects to have a couple of car loads of the same kind here soon.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

If the weather continues as warm as it was Sunday and Monday, grass will be up in ten days. This has been an exceptionally hard winter on stock of all kinds, and the farmers and stockmen will anxiously look for grass.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

House painting will soon be the order of the day, and all parties who meditate a departure in this line will do well to carefully study the new Aad@ of Kellogg & Mowry, and there learn the bargains offered to them in mixed paints. [AD ALREADY TYPED.]


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Geo. Cunningham=s new store room is rapidly being filled with all kinds of agricultural implements, and we are glad to chronicle the fact that his establishment will be one of the best stocked and largest of its kind in the southwest.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

The stock meeting of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association begins at Caldwell, March 11. Cattlemen from all parts of the United States will be represented, and it is thought it will be the largest meeting of the association ever held.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Rev. Fleming has been appointed by the presbytery to conduct the services at Mayfield, Sumner County, next Sabbath, when the installation will take place. This will preclude his holding the usual services in the White church on that day.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

The Ladies= Mite society of the Baptist Church of Arkansas City will meet at the residence of Mrs. Landes at the usual hour on Friday next, February 29, 1884. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., to partake of which a cordial invitation is extended to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

The TRAVELER acknowledges a pleasant call last week from that prince of good fellows, Will Higgins. Mr. Higgins has been appointed sergeant at arms of the national Republic committee and will thus earn for himself fresh laurels at the national convention in Chicago next June.




Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Kellogg & Matlack, our new real estate firm, is represented in the columns of the TRAVELER this week. This firm is sparing no expense to fit themselves to meet the requirements of their patrons who are cordially invited to call at their office under the Cowley County bank. [IF THERE WAS AN AD, I DID NOT FIND IT!]


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

A Card. To all the friends who so cheerfully gave their kindly offices in administering to my wife during the long months of her suffering, I wish to return my heartfelt thanks, assuring them that the same will ever be held in grateful remembrance. I. H. BONSALL.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

There will be a Akettle-drum@ held at the residence of Mrs.

O. P. Houghton on Friday of next week--March 7. If there is anything that is especially entertaining, instructive, and profitable, it is a kettle-drum, and as the price of admisison will only be fifteen cents, there is no reason why the house should not be filled. We will particularize next week. In the meantime the average citizen may speculate as to the exact nature of a kettle-drum.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Mr. D. D. Keeler, of Kaw Agency, spent several days of the past week in our city on business connected with his charges. During his stay, he visited the Chilocco school, at which eight of the juvenile Kaws are domiciled. Mr. Keeler informs us of a recent ruling from the Interior Department in regard to the placing of the Indian children in school, which provides that all families having children of school age not in school shall suffer the stoppage of their annuity. This we think will have the effect of compelling the attendance of all children and thus do much good in the cause of education.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Messrs. Garth & Co., well-known and responsible stockmen, announce in this issue a public sale in Wichita, Kansas, on Friday, March 14, of 100 thoroughbred Hereford and Shorthorn cattle, consisting of yearling and two-year-old bulls, and heifers, one, two, and three years old. These fine, young, and useful cattle are registered, or will be, in the American or English records, so their owners announce, and this sale so near home will be a splendid opportunity for southwestern breeders and farmers to procure something they all need. Send to Garth & Co., at 1415 Charlotte St., Kansas City, for catalogue and full particulars. [I SKIPPED AD.]


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

The old reliable Snyder=s land agency is the place to place your farm and city property if you want it sold quick. This firm has sold more land than any other firm in the county during the year 1883. They do not parade their business in the city papers, but go ahead and do a land office business, and keep the same to themselves; work for the interest of the buyer and seller, make money for both, and last but not least, for our big partner, J. W. Hutchison. It don=t make any difference what you have to sell. Call and see us. We will sell anything from your wife and babies down to a TEXAS bulldog, and give an abstract to the same. It takes experience to sell land and we can furnish four years of this, and if necessary a little check, which is sometimes needed. (Mr. J. W. Hutchison is now our partner.)


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

TO BE MARRIED. Geo. E. Wright and Miss Annie L. Norton will be married tomorrow at 8:30 p.m., at the residence of the bride=s parents. They are two of our most popular and worthy young people, and the TRAVELER=s earnest wish that they may enjoy many years of connubial bliss will be heartily seconded by their hosts of friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Mrr. Fuller writes from southeastern Arkansas that he has bought about 80 head of cattle, and that they are holding them very high, although there are no buyers there yet. The country is overflowed and cattle are very thin in flesh. Mr. Fuller drove to this place last year, and will make another drive this year of about 300 head.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

MARRIED. By Elder Broadbent, at his residence in Bolton Township, on Sunday, February 24, 1884, Mr. M. C. Coulter and Miss Jessie A. Newton, both of whom are residents of Bolton Township. The TRAVELER wishes the young couple a long life of wedded happiness.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

OBITUARY. DIED: On Sunday, February 24, 1884, at 9:00 a.m., Susan M. Bonsall, aged 52 years, 2 months, and 25 days.

Thus has death mercifully put an end to a life the last few years of which have been attended with the most extreme suffering. The deceased was among the first settlers of this city, and until stricken down by the hand of disease she took a prominent part in all affairs pertaining to the social life of our community. For the past six years she suffered as few are called on to suffer--always cheerful and uncomplaining. On two occasions the deceased was sent east, where the best medical skill of the country was called to her aid, but to no avail save that the moment of dissolution was delayed. . . . [SKIPPED THE REST...THEY DID NOT STATE WHERE SHE WAS BURIED.]


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Our Churches. The services at the White church last Sabbath were most interesting, and the house was crowded to its utmost capacity. The services in the morning were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Fleming, assisted by Rev. Dr. Kirkwood of Winfield. The sermon was preached by the latter gentleman. Immediately after the sermon the following named persons were received into the fellowship of the church by profession: Mrs. Chas. Hutchins, Mrs. Burress, Miss Mary Love, Miss Sallie Ketchum, Miss Lizzie Mann, Miss Emma Morton, and Mr. B. C. Lent; of these the Misses Mann and Morton, Mrs. Hutchins and Mr. Lent received the rite of baptism. There were also admitted by letter at the same time fourteen others, thus making an addition of twenty-two members to the church last Sabbath.

The services at the M. E. And U. P. Churches last Sabbath were well attended and the reverend gentlemen discoursed in their usual eloquent and impressive manner to attentive congregations. The gospel work is being well done in our midst, and its fruits are becoming daily more manifest.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Ad. A large assortment of Indigo Prints just received at A. A. Newman & Co.=s.

Ad. Bleached and unbleached sheetings at unprecedented prices at A. A. Newman & Co.=s.

Ad. A Lady Cook Wanted At Willow Springs ranch, I. T. Good wages paid. Address Pink Fouts, Arkansas City.

Ad. Try our men=s $2.50 Kip boot. It cannobe be excelled for durability. A. A. Newman & Co.

Ad. Evaporated Dried Peaches, French Prunes, at the Diamond Front.

Ad. Carpets! Carpets! Carpets! A superb line; call and see them. A. A. Newman & Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.


Ad. New Millinery. Look out for the opening of the New City Mjillinery store in the old Cowley County banking house about March 1. The best of goods finished in the highest style of the art.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Ad. Baby Carriages! A complete line of elegant baby carriages just received. Prices to suit all. P. Pearson.