[From March 5, 1884, through May 7, 1884.]

H. P. STANDLEY, Editor & Publisher.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 5, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Ira Barnett shipped a car load of fat hogs to Kansas City last Thursday.

DIED. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil of this city on Tuesday, February 26, 1884.

Misses Eva and Addie Swarts, of Halstead, Kansas, are visiting with C. L. Swarts and wife.

C. W. Terwilliger, of Farmington, Illinois, is once more with us. Guess he=ll stay this trip.

John Z. Wright of this place took a lengthy visit to Kentucky recently and finally returned with a wife.

Mr. Johnson, of Illinois, a relation of Frank Stewart, is visitinig in this section and made us a pleasant call last week.

The new sign of W. L. Aldridge & Co., is a little gem. There is no name on it but the work gives Braggins away.

Geo. Russell=s house on block 128 will go up this week, at least so we are informed by the contractor, W. J. Cnafield.

Dr. M. B. Vawter intends to put up a residence in the northeast part of town in block 56. W. J. Canfield is the contractor.

Cap. H. H. Siverd of Winfield favored our shop with a call. Capt. Is as hearty as ever and it does us good to see him in this end of the county.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Read the new advertisement of Will L. Aldridge & Co. In another column of this issue. This firm means business, as will be seen at a glance.

AD. WILL L. ALDRIDGE & CO. LUMBER, LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, LIME, HAIR, PLASTER, AND CEMENT. We maintain a Chicago grade; treat our customers gentlemanly, and invie you to call on us, that we may verify our statements. Office and yards, North Summit street. ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Mr. Peter Welch, of Creswell, by the accident discharge of a gun last week, so injured his left hand that amputation is thought to be necessary.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

The New Era, a paper to be published by the Indian scholars at Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory, will be issued some time next week. We await a copy and will X.




Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

G. W. Cunningham runs the largest implement warehouse in Kansas, without any dog house or sidewalk merchant attachments. See his locals.


The Flying Dutchman.

Cunningham sells the Flying Dutchman.

The Flying Dutchman runs on the wagon principle instead of the sled principle and of course runs one-half easier. It takes like wild fire.

Prices guaranteed from five to ten percent lower than can be had elsewhere.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Our old friend, W. J. Stewart, of East Boltton, made us a plesant call last week and spent a social half hour talking over the Atimes@ when we were boys together.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

The front rooms over S. Matlack=s store have been repainted and otherwise renovated and are now one of the best offices in the city, both for location and convenience.

Maj. W. M. Sleeth sold his land adjoining the townsite on the east, containing 866 acres, last Saturday, to Messrs. J. P. And A. B. Johnson, for $12,000 spot cash.

Our friend and subscriber, Ed. Perrine, late of the Pawnee Agency, paid us a pleasant call last Saturday. He will locate in our city and intends putting up a residence right away.

Our register of deeds is authority for the statement that F. J. Hess puts more deeds and papers on record than all the balance of the real estate people in the county put together.

The Eye, a new paper under the editorial management of W. G. Seaver, will be issued the 15th inst. at Dexter, Kansas. We X with pleasure and wish the juvenile a prosperous career.

Stone repairs are neded upon the bridge over the Arkansas River south of town, and also upon the road leading thereto. The attention of the proper parties is called to this matter.

That prince of good fellows, John Florer, was in the city Monday after ranch supplies. He was full of business, but spared time to call upon the TRAVELER, where he is always welcome.

Charley Parker was up from his home at Pawnee Agency last week, remaining with his relatives here several days, and returning to the Indian Territory on Sunday.

Mr. H. P. Farrar sold his residence property on Fifth street and seventh avenues, last Monday, to Dr. Young a newcomer. Mr. Farrar will immediately commence the erection of a new residence.

W. A. Lee, Winfield=s live agricultural implement man, was in our city last week looking up matters with a view to establishing a branch house of business in our city. We shall welcome Mr. Lee with pleasure.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Mrs. McCague, of Lawrence, accompanied by her little daughter, arrived in the city yesterday en route for Kaw Agency, where she goes to visit her brother, J. N. Florer, and sister, Mrs. T. M. Finney.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

One Ed Parrish filled himself up with poorr liquor one day last week and undertook to raise Cain with a little gun in the south part of the city. He was brought before the police judge and fined some $50. Good.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

We had the plesure of making the acquaintance of Mr. Puncheon of Mound City, Missouri, last Saturday. Since that time Mr. Puncheon has made arrangements to locate with us and go into business, a fact we chronicle with pleasure.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

S. J. Taft=s large team of bay horses attracted some litle attention last Monday as they stood tied near the sidewalk. The two weigh over 3,000 pounds and are valued at $400. It is the best t eam we have seen driven into town.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

The site of the new Commercial block was surveyed last Monday, and the contracts for excavating cellars, foundation walls, rock, and sand were let last Friday to Mr. J. H. Covey. Work was commenced thereon yesterday.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Dr. Shepard, last Monday, sold to Mr. Puncheon the lot on Summit street, just north of the South Side Millinery for $1,200. Mr. Puncheon intends to put in a large stock of furniture as soon as he can get himself into shape for business.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

We have now, thanks to the courtesy of a friend, one of the latest maps of the Indian Territory, issued by the general land office. It is hung in our sanctum, and all needing information in this line are invited to call and examine it.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

LOST. In Arkansas City Sunday last, a brown leather pocket book containing $17 in currency and a check on the Pulaski, Illinois, bank for $60. Payment of check has been stopped. $10 will be given for return of book and contents to this office.





Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

That the Arkansas City Roller Mills are in first-class running order was agreeably demonstrated to us yesterday by the receipt of a sack of their Patent flour. It leaves nothing to be desired, but is just what every lady needs to enable her to make beautiful white bread and elegant pastry of every kind.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Mr. James C. Henderson, of Carl Station, Missouri, but formerly one of our B. I. T. boys, is around town, shaking hands with his many friends. Jim is looking first-rate and has evidently not suffered very much longing for Aauld lang syne@ if avoirdupois counts for anything.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Our old-time townsman, D. D. Lewis, is now editor and publisher of the Coal Creek Enterprise, of Colorado. The initial number under his management reached us last week. Honors are falling plentifully upon Dave, of late, he now being editor, postmaster, druggist, and justice of the peace of his city.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Our city council did a wise thing in appointing Mr. S. T. Wood as city surveyor. The gentleman has had many years= experience in the business, being one of the old surveyor boys who made things lively hereabouts in an early day. When he returns from finishing his engagements in the Territory, he will permanently locate with us.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

A musical convention began in this city Monday evening under the direction of Prof. R. W. Seager, of New York, and will close with a grand concert Saturday evening at Highland Hall. The organization numbers about 125 members, and is expected to accomplish great good to the musical interests of the city. A permanent local society is being organized.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Mr. C. D. Thurman, of the Review, and Warren Eaves, both of Villesca, Iowa, were in the city last week, and favored us with a short call. The gentlemen were very favorably impressed with the canal city and express their determination to be with us as soon as they can make the necessary arrangements. The gentlemen are full of business and will be an acquisition to our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

MARRIED. TURNER-PETTIT. In this city on Wednesday, February 27, 1884, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, S. B. Fleming, Ralph M. Turner to Miss Martha Pettit. Both the young people are residents of Bolton Township, and their many friends wish them long life and happiness, in which the TRAVELER heartily joins.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

We call attention to the new Aad@ of G. W. Cunningham in this issue. Mr. Cunningham has now on hand one of the largest stocks of agricultural implements of all kinds in Southern Kansas at his immense new store rooms on East Summit street, where he invites all his friends and the public generally to come and see him. Mr. Cunningham=s new store in one of the best in town and is the largest store in the city.

BIG AD. THE LARGEST IMPLEMENT WAREHOUSE IN KANSAS. GEO. W. CUNNINGHAM, Arkansas City, Kansas. Prices guaranteed from 5 to 10 percent less than can be had within 100 miles.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

The new block to be put up by the Commercial Building Association on Summit street, will be 125 x 132 feet and three stories in height. Of this the Hasie Brothers building, 50 x 132 feet, is put up by them independently of the association so far as cost is concerned, but for the sake of mutual benefit and economy, bids were received upon the whole as one building.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Stockmen=s Meeting. The stockmen=s meeting to be held at Caldwell next week commencing Tuesday, March 12, will be a grand affair and will be attended in force. There will be some races, a ball and banquet, and in fact nothing will be left undone by the citizens to welcome and entertain their guests in good shape, and we are fully confident their efforts will be successful and a glorious time result.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

L. E. Woodin last week purchased of Newman and Hess the livery building on the north side of Fifth Avenue now occupied by Woodin & Thompson. These gentlemen intend putting up a new building and other improvements which when completed will cost in the aggregate some three or four thousand dollars. This firm intends to keep in the front line of our businessmen, and eminently deserve the success they will certainly achieve.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

We are sorry to announce that Agent Miles= resignation has finally been accepted by the department, to take effect as soon as his successor is appointed and qualified. The new agent has been nominated by the president, who has sent in the name of Daniel B. Dyer, of the Quapaw Agency, for the office. The appointment has not yet been confirmed by the senate. Mr. Dyer, the newly appointed agent, is a progressive man, and has the reputation of having strong executive ability. Transporter.





Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

MARRIED. HUTCHISON-TATE. Married, in this city on Thursday, February 27, 1884, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at his residence, Mr.

R. P. Hutchison to Miss Effie R. Tate. The groom is one of our businessmen and his fair young bride has also lived in the city for some time past; consequently, they have many warm friends in the social circles of our city, who unite with the TRAVELER in wishing them a long and happy voyage on the sea of matrimony, upon which they have so auspiciously launched.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Stockholders of the Commercial Building Association, of Arkansas City.

This association, of which we gave particulars in a former issue, is now in readiness for active work, all its shares being taken, as will be seen by the following list of stockholders.

Name. Shares. Amount.

Geo. E. Hasie 20 $2,000

M. S. Hasie 20 $2,000

A. A. Newman 20 $2,000

G. W. Cunningham 20 $2,000

H. P. Farrar 20 $2,000

W. M. Sleeth 20 $2,000

T. R. Houghton 20 $2,000

J. L. Huey 20 $2,000

T. H. McLaughlin 10 $1,000

F. J. Hess 5 $ 500

J. C. Topliff 5 $ 500

W. S. Houghton 5 $ 500

Kimmel & Moore 5 $ 500

Howard Bros. 5 $ 500

A. J. Chapel 5 $ 500

TOTAL SHARES: 200 TOTAL: $20,000


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

A Farmer=s Business. We have noticed items in several of our local exchanges in the which attention is called to the large amount of business transacted by some farmers. In this connection, Cowley being the peer of any county in the state, and this being the business end of Cowley, we took it upon us to see that our farmers were duly advertised and received the credit due them.

Starting out with this object in view, we accidentally stumbled upon our friend and subscriber, I. D. Harkleroad, who, as everyone hereabouts knows, is one of the most energetic and prosperous farmers of the Grouse Valley, where he wrestles with Mother Earth, and complels our common parent to yield bountifully in response to his efforst, as a perusal of the following summary for the past year will satisfactorily demonstrate.



From sale of hogs: $2,031.24

From sale of cattle: 6,727.00

3,000 bushels of corn: 1,000.00

Millet hay: 100.00

Sale of horses and ponies: 305.00

Miscellaneous: 116.00

Prairie hay: 20.00

TOTAL: $10,299.24

The above figures represent the transactions from March to December of last year, and are condensed from Mr. Harkleroad=s banking book, being corroborated in every particular by the records of the Arkansas City Bank. Only such transactions are included as come legitimately under the head of revenues and trades in running his farm. Mr. Harleroad deals extensively in cattle, but all matters of simply buying and selling stock are expunged from the record, and only the home place items retained. It affords us pleasure to makee the above statement, which, while being a just tribute to the business acumen and energy of one of our farmer citizens, in fact represents the record of many others of our farmers, and immistakably demonstrates that farming is a good profession and Cowley County one of hthe most favored spots of Southern Kansas in which to engage in that most honorable of all life work.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

From the Other Side.

Mr. Editor: What are these doctors trying to dose us with, these days? What do the general public care about Acodes@ and whether doctors advertise or not? If I were you, Mr. Editor, I=d shut off their steam pretty quick and end their misery. Let >em take a column, if they want to blow their horns in an advertisement, and pay for it at regular rates, and no personals thrown in. I think this would quench their advertising ardor right away. I suggest a cut of a fat and lean man with the legend, AI take Dr. So-and-So=s medicine,@ and AI don=t,@ as a warning to the dear people. A doctor=s creed is to get more money and if he can make more money out of eyes and ears than head and feet, why let him, I say. We never met Alma Mater, and don=t want to. Guess she=s a nice enough girl, though, or the boys wouldn=t talk about her so much. Vindex needn=t feel bad about Athe best doctor in town,@ for we presume said doctor is the only one that has found out he=s any better than the average, and as long as he sticks to AFiziologizing,@ there isn=t much harm likely to be done. If the teacher likes to tell the school children about his particular pet in the pill line, who=s to hinder. But if I don=t quit, you=ll think me as bad as the doctor fellows, so ta ta. From one of the LAITY.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Railroad Meeting. A railroad meeting was called on last Monday, March 3, at I. H. Bonsall=s office, for the purpose of considering the narrow gauge proposition now before the people and taking steps to insure its defeat. Mr. T. McIntire was made chairman and I. H. Bonsall secretary. A resolution to the effect that the interests of Cowley County demanded the defeat of this proposition was read and unanimously endorsed, and the following committee was appointed to raise funds to defray the expenses of canvassing the county: A. A. Newman, W. M. Sleeth, James Benedict, T. H. McLaughlin, and J. L. Huey. Messrs. A. A. Wiley, J. B. Nipp, A. J. Chapel, O. S. Rarick,

T. H. McLaughlin, and N. T. Snyder were appointed as committee on arrangements with power to select sub-committees, to take whatever steps may be deemed necessary to accomplish the object of the meeting. The meeting then adjourned to next Saturday at 2 p.m. at Highland Hall, when we hope to see a general turn out of businessmen and farmers.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Loss of Cattle. This section was visited last week by the severest storm that has occurred for several seasons. It commenced sleeting on Monday, the 11th, and in a few hours the ice covered everything, so that horses and cattle were unable to get anything to eat, and it was so slippery that they could scarcely stand. This continued for three days, during which the stock wandered and slipped around without drink or food, their backs covered with an icy coat, and the cattle bellowing with pain. In consequence, large numbers of cattle perished from the exposure--the principal loss being along the lower part of the North Fork and along the Washita. Horses died also in great numbers, and the Indian herds were swept through by the mortality. Many cow horses also perished--being in poor flesh. The mortality among cattle, although severe, was confined mostly to a few brands, the stock being Arkansas cattle brought in late. With these exceptions, the loss is not as great as was expected, and the percentage of loss will not be excessive. The sleet, which was the cause of most of the loss, did not extend above the Cimarron. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

The Akettle-drum,@ of which mention was made last week, will be held at the residence of Mrs. O. P. Houghton on next Tuesday evening, instead of Friday evening, as was at first announced. The postponement was made because of an entertainment at the opera house on next Friday night. At this kettle-drum there will be a short but select programme of readings and music, and refreshments will be served for those wishing the same. There will be no general charge for admission, but the trifling sum of fifteen cents will be levied upon those taking refreshments, simply to cover incidental expenses. That a most enjoyable time will be the lot of those who attend goes without saying, and we trust this new departure may result most satisfactorily to all parties. Such gatherings are common in the east, and have become so popular that the old-time socials have given way to the more enlivening kettle-drum of the present day.





Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Alexander of Kentucky, and his son of Chicago, last Monday. The younger gentleman intends to engage in the lumber business and has already secured a site on South Summit street opposite A. A. Newman=s block. The stock for the yard has been shipped and will be here in a few days.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

DIED. On Wednesday morning, February 27, 1884, the nine year old son of Mr. T. L. and Mrs. Nellie Brown, of East Creswell. The funeral services were held the following day, and were conducted by Rev. J. D. Gans, after which the little sleeper was laid to rest in the Parker Cemetery. As we stated last week, the little fellow was thrown from a horse while going to Sunday school February 24, and remained unconscious to the time of his death. The deepest sympathy is extended to the striken parents, whom we trust will be strengthened by Him who doeth all things well. The verse of scripture the little boy had learned for the day he met his death was Prov. 27:1 and is strangely apropos to the sad affair.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

MARRIED. Married, at the residence of the bride=s parents, in this city, on Thursday evening, February 27, 1884, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Geo. E. Wright and Miss Annie L. Norton. The groom and his fair young bride have long been ornaments to the social circle of our town, and in their union in life=s journey have the sincere and heartfelt congratulations and best wishes of many friends for their future happiness, which it is hoped may culminate in long years of wedded bliss, to which the TRAVELER heartily responds so be it.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

The meeting of the ladies of the Baptist Church at the residence of Mrs. Landes was well attended by the members of the church and a large amount of business was transacted looking toward the erection of a church building. Committees were appointed to obtain subscriptions, etc. The church will be located on East Central Avenue, will be pushed towards completion at once, and is estimated to cost about $3,000. We hope to hear the Baptist bell ere long.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

It is only a matter of equity in asking the aid of the county in the matter of constructing a bridge across the Arkansas River at Harmon=s ford, east of town. It is a necessity, and whatever benefits one part of the county indirectly benefits the whole. See the point.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

A Card. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Brown desire to thank their many friends and neighbors for their kindness during the deep sorrow caused by the sad accident to their little son, and assure them the same will ever be gratefully remembered.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Mr. L. Small, who has been visiting in the East the past year, is once more with us, and while reporting a pleasant time had, is more fully convinced than ever that Cowley County is the best place in the world to live. We are glad to see Mr. Small with us again.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

MARRIED. At the residence of Mrs. E. H. Denton, in Bolton Township, on Saturday, March 1, 1884, by Rev. Phillips, C. W. Coombs to Miss Mae Hamilton. Congratulations are extended.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.

Musical Convention. Solos, duets, anthems, glees, and choruses will be sung at the musical convention grand concert, Saturday evening at Highland Hall. It will be a red letter event.

Musical Convention. The sale of reserved seats for the musical convention grand concert will begin Friday morning at 9 o=clock at the post office book store.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 12, 1884.

It being impossible to get anything like full returns from the election yesterday, the TRAVELER has deemed it advisable not to hold back. Full returns will be published next week. At the time of going to press, there is absolutely no telling the result.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 12, 1884.









Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 12, 1884.

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


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 12, 1884.

AD. [Established 1849. Wagon No. 33.]

COLE BROS., MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN LIGHTNING RODS -AND- PUMPS, Green Castle, Indiana. WAREHOUSES: Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; St. Louis, Mo. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Orders left at Howard Bros.= Store will receive prompt attention. HOWARD & COONROD, AGENTS, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

Henry Harbaugh, ex-commissioner from this district, paid our city a visit last Saturday.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

T. J. Gilbert & Co.=s new cattle brand appears in this issue. Attention of stockmen is called to the same.


Ranges [?] on the Kaw reservation, Indian Territory. Post Office address: Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas. (COULD BE WRONG ABOUT THE AK K K@...AD VERY HARD TO READ!)


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

S. V. Goeden is now comfortably settled in his new and commodious rooms two doors south of his old stand.

FOUND. A small bunch of keys. Owner can have the same by proving property and paying charges at this office.

A. A. Newman left for New York and Boston last Monday. During his absence he will lay in an extra supply of spring and summer goods.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gooch returned to Otoe Agency yesterday. Mrs. Gooch has been spending several weeks with her parents in this city.

M. S. Hasie leaves for the east today, his object being the purchase of material for the erection of the new block on South Summit street.

A meeting of the stockmen is called at Darlington, Indian Territory, on March 20, to provide for a round-up of the country south of the Cherokee Strip.

Joe Hoyt has been engaged for this entire week at Caldwell to furnish music for the festivities in that city during the gathering of stockmen.

Found. On Summit street on Thursday of last week, an A. O. U. W. Badge. Owner can have the same by proving property and paying charges at this office.

The Scotch duet song by Mrs. E. O. Stenvenson and Prof. Seager, last Saturday night, was an especially pleasing number, eliciting the most hearty applause.

G. W. Miller & Co. Furnished the roller mills with all their hardware and tin work, for which our friend George pocketed the very comfortable sum of $541.95.




Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

Fine Hogs. We call attention to the notice of a lot of fine hogs for sale, with privilege of good range on Cherokee strip, which appears in this issue. Read it.

Ad. Fine Hogs For Sale. Must be sold. A fine stock of hogs bred on the range. About 250 new boars. Range privileges on the best hog range in the Cherokee strip. Price $2,500. Address R Hog ranch, Pond Creek P. O., I. T.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

C. R. Sipes started last Monday for the East to lay in a new stock of hardware, which he proposes to put in with his already handsome stock of stoves and tinware.

Mr. C. H. Searing=s brother, of Chatsworth, Illinois, who has been visiting the senior member of the Walnut Mills firm for the past two weeks, returned to his Illinois home early last week.

Quite a number of prominent stockmen of the Territory south of here left for Caldwell yesterday morning, where they go to attend the annual meeting of the stockmen of the Cherokee strip.

M. G. Troup, accompanied by his father-in-law, Judge Stivers, of Fredonia, paid a visit to the Chilocco school yesterday and favored the TRAVELER with a pleasant call on their way home.

MARRIAGE PERFORMED. Our new justice of the peace, F. P. Schiffbauer, performed his first official work last Sunday, marrying a clored couple at the Leland House. Frank says they looked as though they felt as good as white people.

MARRIED. At the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev.

S. B. Fleming, on Thursday evening, March 6, Adley Davis and Miss Sarah M. Ford. The happy couple have the earnest congratulations of their many friends.

Stacy Matlack left for the east last Monday to restock his mammoth dry goods emporium. He contemplates an absence of about three weeks, and when he returns will show the prosperous farmers of southern Cowley an elegant line of goods.

The house to be occupied as a first-class millinery and dressmaking establishment was not put in order for the opening promised last week, but those wishing to supply themselves with first-class hats, etc., can be supplied if they will call next Saturday, the 15th. Enquire for the City millinery.

Mr. Jones, a member of the firm of George W. Newman & Co., of Emporia, was visiting in our city last week. The very great happiness depicted on this gentleman=s face may be accounted for in the fact that he was accompanied by his newly-found bride--a most excellent lady with a large circle of warm friends in this city.

Mr. J. L. Armstrong, one of West Bolton=s wide awake and prosperous farmers, made us a pleasant call one day last week.

Messrs. Al. Baker and Isaac Wilson, of Farmington, Illinois, were in the city last week and favored the TRAVELER with an appreciated call. The gentlemen were very favorably impressed with our city, and since leaving Mr. Baker has written back for rooms for himself and wife, as he intends to make his home here.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

W. A. Lee, Winfield=s most enterprising implement man, has opened a branch house in this city, in charge of Mr. F. E. Pentecost. Both these gentlemen are live, enterprising businessmen. They are what we term Arustlers,@ as an evidence of which we will state that Mr. Lee sold a plow the first day he set foot in the town, before he had picked out a location. We welcome them most heartily and wish them abundant success. See advertisement in another column.

AD. W. A. LEE Has now on hand a full line of Wagons, Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, Stalk Cutters, -And all kinds of- Farm Implements at his store on South Summit street, Arkansas City, Kansas. F. E. PENTECOST, MANAGER.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

Mr. C. D. Thurman, of the Villiaca (Indiana) Review, paid a visit to our city some two weeks ago, and thus pleasantly mentions our city to his Hawkeye readers.

AArkansas City was our objective point, and on Friday afternoon we found ourselves ensconced in the Leland house, at that thriving little city. We wandered over to T. J. Sweeny=s grocery house, situated on the main street of the little city, and found him head over heels in business. Mr. Sweeny has made a good thing in speculating in property, and has commenced the erection of an elegant store room. Mrs. Sweeny had recently arrived from Villiaca about two months ago. We expect to hear of our Villiaca people as among the prominent men of Arkansas City some day, and they are in a fair way to make it. The city lies on the table land between the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers, which unite just below. A canal cut from the Arkansas across to the Walnut affords a fall of 21 feet--the best water power in the state. A vein of coal crops out a few miles below and is supposed to underlay the town. Gravel is abundant and stone is still more so. The territorial Indian trade is enormous, and the rich agricultural land around the town promises to make it a famous point. Its natural advantages add greatly to its propsperity, and the wonderful water power will give stability to the boom. Through the courtesy of our friends we were given a trip through the surrounding country, taking in Geuda and its wonderful mineral springs, and the governmental Indian industrial school, of which we should like to speak at length had we the time and space. Suffice it to say that our trip to Arkansas City was a most delightful one, and when we turned our faces homeward, it was with the keenest interest awakened in the prospects of the country and pleasant memories of its people.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.


Whirled Around at the Rate of Two Hundred Revolutions Per Minute.

On last Wednesday S. W. Dee, an employee in the Walnut Mills, met with a most severe accident, narrowly escaping a violent death. A set screw in the pulley that runs the corn sheller, and which is attached to the main shaft, caught in a button hole of the blouse worn by the unfortunate man, and quicker than thought he was whirling from floor to ceiling and from ceiling to floor at the rate of 200 revolutions per minute, until his clothes gave way--just in time to save his life. When found he was senseless, and entirely nude from his waist up excepting the wrist bands to one of his shirts, which alone remained. Mr. Dee says he gave up all hope when he felt his clothes tightening in a solid role about his neck, and like a flash of lightning the thought went through his reeling brain that the end had come. By almost a miracle, however, he escaped with most severe chest wounds and nearly paralyzed lower extremities. He is now in a fair way to recover, and we trust this will be his last experience in this direction. By a singular coincidence a man was killed in a Topeka mill the same day and in the very same manner in which Mr. Dee met with his accident.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

Attention is called this week to the advertisement of Howard & Coonrod, agents for Cole Bros.= lightning rods and pumps. This establishment has been in active operation for thirty-five years, which is the best recommendation that could possibly be put forth. The agents for this firm live right among us; they intend to remain in this country, and realize that the best way to make friends and carry on a profitable business is to deal honestly with those wishing anything in their line. They do not purpose giving away their wares, but do intend to provide the farmers with a serviceable article at reasonable figures. Their teams are kept in Thompson & Woodin=s stables, where word can be left for them in case they are not in town.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

An election is called for the purpose of determining whether Creswell Township shall isue $5,000 in bonds for constructing a bridge across the Walnut River east of town, said election to be held on the 5th of April. That such a bridge is a necessity will be granted by everybody having occasion to cross this uncertain stream. It moreover will be a factor of trade for our city, as during high water many farmers get into the very bad habit of going to Winfield or some other out of the way place to transact their business, which habit will disappear altogether with the advent of a new bridge. We honestly believe it will be for the farmers= and business interests to carry this election in favor of the bonds. Let there be a full vote in the affirmative.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

A New Lease. Mr. R. A. Houghton, of Arkansas City, has succeeded in securing a lease from the Nez Perce Indians, their entire reservation situated on the Cherokee Strip, for a term of ten years. The reservation is 12 miles square, and one of the best watered and grassed ranges in the Territory. The annual rental is about 2-1/2 cents per acre. Mr. Houghton has a bonanza in this range, and we wish him success. He has about 2,500 cattle on the range now and will place a lot more on it during the summer. He will try the Galloway mulleys a turn and see what the result will be on the beef part of his herd. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

BIRTHS. While AA Nonyma,@ AVindex,@ and ALaity@ have been quarreling over the code, our friend, Dr. Carlisle, of East Bolton, has been going around like a ministering angel, and the following is the result of his labors for two weeks: To David Branson, and wife, of East Bolton, a boy; to C. C. Wolf and wife, of Central Bolton, a girl; to Mr. Vanskike and wife, of East Bolton, a boy; to Isaac Key and wife, of Bolton, a girl; on March 7, to L. D. Skinner and wife, a girl. This is a pretty good record for Bolton Township and we trust she will not weary in her good work.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

Public Sale. The undersigned will sell at public actuion, at his place three-quarters of a mile east of Searing & Mead=s mill, on Monday, March 17, 1884, the following described property: 2 good work horses, 1 good milk cow, 2 spring calves, 34 head of hogs, consisting of brood sows, shoats, and pigs, one lumber wagon, one two horse cultivator, one harrow, and many other things too numerous to mention. M. HUNTER.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

Cowley County Coal.

Mr. Geo. Shearer, of eastern Cowley, dropped into our sanctum last week with a sample of Cowley County coal taken from a vein on Mr. Charles Acker=s land, one mile from the east and south line of the county. This coal, so far as we can judge from the sample, is a first-class article. It is taken from a fifteen-inch vein, which increases as it goes further in, and gives every promise of an abundance of this very valuable commodity. The vein is but eighteen feet from an eight inch outcropping, making the working of it a comparatively easy matter. It lies high and dry, on the side of a hill, with no water to bother. Our informant tells us this coal is very nearly equal to Fort Scott coal; that it burns freely, with little or no clinkers, and is in fact superior to much of the article put on the market.

Mr. Shearer also informs us that he has discovered a vein for himself, about five miles nearer Arkansas City than is Mr. Acker=s vein, which is equally promising of good results, and that four miles northeast of this point is still another vein. He completely puts to rout all doubts of Cowley=s ability to furnish good coal. He informs us that the farmers in his neighborhood have been using coal from this section for several months with complete satisfaction, as has also the mill at Cedar Vale. It costs but fifteen cents per bushel at the mine, and with good machinery, backed by capital and enterprise, the fuel problem of Cowley bids fair to be very much simplified. We wish the gentlemen who are so fortunate as to own these lands every success in the development of their mines.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

OBITUARY. DIED. At his residence six miles northeast of Arkansas City, on Tuesday, March 4, at 5:15 p.m., of typhoid pneumonia, Mr. William Ayers Ela, aged 71 years, 11 months, and 11 days. Deceased was one of the early settlers of Cowley County, besides having been one of the pioneers of Kansas. He came to this state in 1855, with a company of Massachusetts people, all of whom were heart and soul with him in his earnest work in the interests of forming a free state out of the then territory of Kansas. He had been a consistent Christian and active member of the church for fifty-four years, and strong in the faith that upheld him for over half a century, he sank to rest with a perfect confidence that He who watches the sparrow=s fall would receive His servant into the home not made with hands.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

Wanted, to Know The whereabouts of Levi Coy, who left Osborn County, Kansas, two years ago. Anyone knowing of him or his whereabouts will confer a great favor by communicating with his daughter, Mrs. Geo. Griffith, Worthington, Greene County, Indiana.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

ELECTION NOTICE. To the qualified voters of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas. Notice is hereby given, in pursuance of a petition duly presented to the township trustee, treasurer, and clerk of said township, on the 4th day of March, 1884, that on the 5th day of April, 1884, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. of said day, at the usual place of holding elections in and for said Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas, a special election of the qualified voters of said township will be held for the purpose of voting upon a proposition to issue the bonds of said Creswell Township, in the amount of five thousand ($5,000) dollars; said bonds to run ten years, and to draw interest at the rate of seven percent per annum, payable semi-annually, principal and interest payable at the fiscal agency of the state of Kansas, in the city of New York. Said bonds to be issued and used for the purpose of building a bridge over the Walnut River near Arkansas City in said county, at the point, or as near thereto as practicable, where the north line of section thirty one, township thirty-four, south range 4, east, crosses said river, and what is known as Harmon=s ford. Said special election to be conducted according to the general election laws of the state of Kansas, and those in favor of building the bridge as aforesaid, shall have written on their ballots AFor the bridge and bonds,@ and those voting against the building of the bridge as aforesaid, shall have written or printed on their ballots the words AAgainst the bridge and bonds.@

By order of the township trustee, treasurer, and clerk of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas. Done at Arkansas City, Kansas, this 4th day of March, 1884.

M. N. SINNOTT, Trustee.

JAS. L. HUEY, Treasurer.

W. D. MOWRY, Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.


MOLINE PLOW CO., MOLINE, ILL. GENTLEMEN: I purchased of G. W. Cunningham, your agent at Arkansas City, one of your Flying Dutchman Sulky Plows, of which I am free to acknowledge I felt somewhat skeptical as regards its work; but on taking it home, putting it in the ground and seeing it work, I was fully and thoroughly convinced that it will do all that is claimed for it in lightness of draught, excellence in work, and ease in handling. My horses move off with it more easily than with any of my walking plows. In fact, I consider it emphatically THE PLOW, and in my opinion it will take the lead over all other plows. Too much cannot be said in its favor. H. LAWSON.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

Ad. $30 in hand will pay for the use the coming season of ten acres of good ground on my farm 2 miles north of the city. It is fall plowed and ready now for seeding. Apply at once to J. Alexander.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

Ad. Fish in Bulk at Diamond Front.

Ad. Brook Trout at Diamond Front.

Ad. Endless Variety California Can goods at Diamond Front.

Ad. Siddall=s Soap at Diamond Front.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

To Whom It May Concern. I very cheerfully testify that Messrs. Howard & Coonrod did on the 10th day of March, 1884, place on my residence lightning rods forming a complete circuit according to the latest scientific tests and that the application of the battery proved them in every respect satisfactory and according to contract. I can recommend them as reliable gentlemen who will do thhorough work in their line. S. B. FLEMING, Pastor Presbyterian Church, Arkansas City, Kansas.

GEUDA SPRINGS, KANSAS, March 4, 1884. George E. Coonrod rodded my house and did me a good job, and gave me general satisfaction. Can fully recommend him. Q. M. BIXLER.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 19, 1884.


A Dodge City dispatch says: The Western Kansas Stock Growers= association, with a memberhip of seventy-five, representing 250,000 head of cattle, worth $8,000,000, will meet in this city on the 2nd of April, and remain in session three days. The president of the association, A. H. McCoy, and the secretary, C. W. Willett, are perfecting arrangements for the meeting, and a committee of citizens are actively at work preparing for the convention, so that all who come will be well provided for. Leading stockmen from all over the country have engaged quarters, and it is expected that the meeting will be the largest and most important of the kind ever held in the state.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 19, 1884.

D. M. & A. The proposition to vote aid in favor of the above road carried by about seventy majority, there being 4,850 votes cast. It was a hotly contested election--the hottest ever known in this county--but the question is settled now, and we patiently await the advent of this phenomenal road. A little more effective work should have defeated the proposition, which is our only regret.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 19, 1884.

Will Protect Themselves. CHEYENNE, WYOMING, March 10. The appearance of the foot and mouth cattle disease in Maine and Kansas creates great alarm among the cattle men of the West. The Wyoming Stock Growers= Association will take immediate steps to quarantine the territory and exterminate the affected cattle. Should the disease appear in this territory, the association has legal authority and indemnity funds raised for the purpose. The association also dispatched to the governors of adjoining states and territories urging the enforcement of quarantine regulationns against the infected cattle and infected districts and the extermination of the disease by the destruction of the cattle. Should the disease break out in the respective states and territories, Gov. Hale will use full legal authority to protect this territory against the disease.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 19, 1884.

We may now have some revealments as to the alleged embezzlement by Col. W. A. Phillips of $22,500 of the Cherokee appropriation. Attorney General Brewster has ordered that Col. Boudinot=s charges to that effect be tested by a criminal indictment and trial of Phillips.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Read Searing=s special in this issue and make money.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

J. B. Walker, of Pawnee, spent a few days in the city this week.

The first good rain since November dropped down upon us last Sunday and Monday.

John Whistler, the well known Sac and Fox gentleman, was in the future great this week.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Do not fail to read the Canal mills special this week, especially if you have any oats for sale.

Ad. Cash Paid. Highest market price will be paid for 10,000 bushels of oats at Ayres= mill.

Ad. Farmers, Attention! 10,000 bushels of oats wanted at once at Ayres= mills.

Ad. Wanted. At Ayres= mills 10,000 bushels of oats.

Ad. 10,000 bushels of oats wanted at once at Ayres= mills for which highest market prices will be paid.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Mr. Frank Beall commenced the erection of his new residence in the southeast part of town last Monday.

P. C. Wyeth, of the Wyeth Cattle Company, was circulating among friends in this city Monday and Tuesday.

S. V. Goeden is much improving his new quarters and the St. Louis Restaurant will be a boss place ere long.

Geo. Allen left for Kaw Agency yesterday to thoroughly paint and renovate that abiding place of the noble red men.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell passed through the city Monday on his way to attend the special session of the legislature called by Gov. Glick.

MARRIED. On March 12, at the residence of the bride=s parents, near Geuda Springs, by Rev. H. S. Lundy, Louis Collier and Nancy Felter.

Mr. H. H. Perry has sold a half interest in his hotel to Mr. Ward, and the two gentlemen will run the same. The Perry House will still retain its place as a popular stopping place.

Father Millington, in his gyrations on the railroad question, has placed himself in anything but an enviable light. Many things not in the market lists are bought and sold.

The Splawn Bros., two of Grouse=s oldest settlers, will leave this week for Washington Territory, where they will make their future homes. We are sorry to see them go, but wish them success.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

There will be a meeting of the Baptist Church at the residence of Mrs. Gray on next Saturday, at 2 p.m., for the transaaction of important business. It is requested that there be a general representation.

Mrs. Fleming and Mrs. Love left yesterday afternoon to attend the annual meeting of the Ladies= Home and Foreign Missionary society of the presbytery of Emporia, held in Peabody. They will return on Friday.

There will be a basket lunch social at the residence of Dr. J. T. Shepard on Fridy evening, March 28. An invitation is cordially extended to the ladies and gentlemen of the community, young and old, to come and have an enjoyable evening.

Mrs. L. Mann & Co., of the Southern Millinery, desire to inform their patrons and the ladies generally that they will open up this week=s large and elegant stock of new spring goods to which they call special attention.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Little of Sac and Fox Agency, last Monday as they were in our city on their way from Iowa where Mrs. Little has been spending several months with relatives. We wish them a pleasant trip to their Territory home.

The dance last Monday evening ws a most enjoyable affair, the only drawback being the small attendance. The committee, on behalf of the participants, desire to return earnest thanks to Mr. Chas. Holloway for so generously giving the use of his fine place.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Mr. Sollitt, for many years connected with a Chicago house, has entered into partnership with W. D. Mowry, Dr. Kellogg retiring from the old firm of Kellogg & Mowry. Mr. Sollitt is a valuable acquisition to our business and social circle, and we welcome him most heartily.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

We call attention this week to the new Aad@ of Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick, who succeeds Messrs. Duncan & Magill as a dealer in fancy and staple groceries, glass and queensware, etc. A first-class bakery is also run in connection with the grocery. We bespeak for the gentleman a share of our people=s patronage and ask them to give him a call.

BIG AD. A. E. KIRKPATRICK, -DEALER IN- Fancy and Staple Groceries, Glass and Queensware, Table and Pocket Cutlery, Tobacco and Cigars, Confectionery, Pure Spices, Flour and Feed, etc. Pure and Fresh Bread, Pies, Cakes, and everything found in a first-class bakery. Country produce taken in exchange for goods. Our Motto: Honest goods at lowest cash prices; quick sales and small profits. Call and see us.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. J. L. Glotfelter, who has recently removed to our city, and is now engaged in putting up a residence. His advertisement announcing himself as a dealer in all kinds of agricultural implements will be found in this issue. Mr. Glotfelter was formerly from Iowa and comes to our city well recommended as a businessman, and we gladly welcome him as a fellow townsman.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Deputy Sheriff Rarick last Thursday arrested Mr. Hill, who has been running a restaurant in this city, on the charge of violating the liquor law, and one Charles Ashley, charged with stealing a revolver from the Farmers= house. Mr. Hill gave bond in the sum of $200, whle Ashely was released, there being no case against him. On Saturday Hill=s partner, Mr. Carter, was arrested on a charge of selling liquor contrary to law, and gave bond in the sum of $300.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Our readers may remember that some months ago Mr. S. J. Taft, of West Bolton, was stopped at the west bridge on his way home one evening, and an attempt was made to rob him. The would-be highwayman escaped without effecting his object, and since then the officers have been on the lookout for him. Last Saturday he was arrested on the Feagins farm, he having been in the Territory since his exploit with Mr. Taft. His name is Clarke, and his trial is set for tomorrow.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.


The Second Annual Meeting at Caldwell.

The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 1884, in the opera house in Caldwell, by President Miller.

The object of the meeting was very pleasantly stated in a neat speecy by Mr. Miller, in which he congratulated the members of the association and the West in general upon the successful year just closed in their business. The minutes of the last meeting were read by the secretary, and on motion approved.

A committee of ten was appointed to prepare a place of proceedings in the matter of spring round-ups.

Considerable time was taken up in the discussion of the foot and mouth disease, now making such sad havoc in parts of our state, and a resolution was unanimously passed requesting the governor to call an extra session of the legislature to consider and enact such laws and regulations for quarantine and other purposes as may be deemed necessary and expedient. The association pledged its support to the governor and other public authorities in all measures taken to suppress the disease. Telegrams to the above effect were sent to Gov. Glick and to Major Hood, of Emporia.

The subject of the national convention then came up for discussion, and a letter was read calling for a convention to be held in St. Louis or some other central point this fall. Speeches were made showing the necessity for such a convention, citing that the stockmen should combine to protect their interests from the encroachments of designing politicians and others; that the English Farmers= Alliance was organized with the sole view, and its best energies directed to, the prohibition of American beef from that country, and that it behooved the stockmen to be combined in their efforts to offset the effects of this class of men and organizations; that this end could only be attained by a national organization, and in support of his ideas offered a resolution in favor of holding such convention at as early a day as practicable. The association as a body favored St. Louis.

On motion, two car loads of corn were sent to the Ohio River Flood sufferers.


The second day was devoted mainly to the reports of committees and discussion of matters pertaining to the cattle business. The foot and mouth disease received considerable attention, and the committee was authorized to increase the appropriation of $500 to aid in suppressing this disease to $1,000 or more if necessary.

The president announced that the roll would be called, and an election of a board of nine directors for the ensuing year would be had, and stating that the vote would be taken by acclamation. Roll called. Mr. Bridge moved that the present board of directors be declared reelected for the ensuing year. The motion prevailed and the old board was declared duly elected.

Arrangements were completed for the spring round up, the strip being set off into ten divisions, and so arranged that the strays from two different ranges at least will be called at the same point. The round-up will be held the first week in June.

After considerable routine business, the convention adjourned. It was a most enthusiastic meeting throughout.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Osage Live Stock Association.

At the meeting of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association at Caldwell, last week, the lessees of the Osage, Ponca, and Nez Perce reservations met at the Southwestern Hotel and organized the Osage Live Stock Association. Mr. Crane, of Independence, was chosen president of the association and W. J. Pollock secretary. The following cattle firms were represented.

1. Florer & Pollock.

2. Hewins & Titus.

3. Crane & Larimer.

4. Waite & King.

5. Carpenter & Leahy.

6. Soderstrom & Shoals.

7. Osage Brown & Son.

8. Joe Hurd.



9. T. J. Gilbert & Co., Kaw Reservation.

10. R. A. Houghton, Nez Perce Reservation.

11. J. H. Sherburne, Ponca Reservation.

This association will work in harmony with other organizations of the same kind, yet it shall be a distinctive body. It is their intention to admit the Indian cattle owners into membership, giving them all the benefits and protection enjoyed by their white brethren. Nothing further than an organization was accomplished at this meeting, when they adjourned to meet again on Saturday, May 29, at Osage Agency. The men comprising this association are each and all large cattle owners, are men of influence and wealth, of enterprise and business acumen, and we doubt not that the Osage Live Stock Association will soon rank as high and favorably as does its sister, the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association. Success to it.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Real Estate Mens= Convention.

The real estate men of Kansas are called to meet in convention at Emporia, Kansas, on the 20th day of March, 1884, for the purpose of organizing an association. The real estate men of Emporia will make the necessary arrangements without further notice. The papers throughout the state are requested to copy the call.


D. M. BRONSON, Eldorado; N. T. SNYDER, Arkansas City;

STONE, BAIR & CO., Topeka; I. W. PACK, North Topeka; CURNS & MANSER,

Winfield; JACK SCOTT, Beattie; and many others.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

We understand Winfield wheat buyers are getting very much worried ovr the amount of wheat coming to this town and are casting about for some means by which they can divert the tide of trade in favor of Winfield. Their first effort appeared in the shape of a dirty lie inserted in the Beaver correspondence to the Courier last week. This is entirely too thin, and the millers who start such a lie, or lend any color to it whatever, only advertise their own practices, hoping to poison the farmers= minds against honest businessmen.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Indefinitely Postponed. Owing to the prevalence of the so-called foot-and-mouth disease in the vicinity of Emporia, Kansas, the Leonards of Mt. Leonard, Missouri, who advertised to sell sixty Galloway and polled Angus cattle at Emporia, today, have concluded to declare the sale off. They regret the necessity for this action, and hope their friends, who had expected to attend the sale, will meet them at their Kansas City sale--April 8, 9, 10, and 11, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

A little difficulty occurred at the Geuda Springs dance last Thursday, occasioned by a Caldwell gambler desiring to raise a row. After severely hitting one of our boys with brass Aknucks,@ he made his escape; but before morning, some parties found him lying on the ground pretty thoroughly bruised up. Just who did the work is not known, but it is generally conceded that such an experience was what the gambler ws pining for, and very few are sorry that he was accommodated.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Now is the time to lay in your flour if we may judge from the new Aad@ of the Arkansas City Roller Mills in this issue. Flour is now offered at retail at wholesale prices, delivered free to all parts of the city, and parties wishing to take advantage of these low rates should call upon Herman Godehard or McLaughlin Bros., who are sole agents in the city for the Roller Mills brand of family flour.

BIG AD. ARKANSAS CITY ROLLER MILLS. FLOUR Retailed at wholesale prices, -AT- McLAUGHLIN BROS.= -AND- H. GODEHARD=S. >Morning Star,= AND >PATENT= brands, manufactured by Landes, Beall & Co. Delivered to all parts of the city free.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Attention is called to the special notions of the City Milliner, located in the old Cowley County Bank building, two doors west of Matlack=s. Mrs. Dr. Taylor and Mrs. Heick have consolidated their millinery business, and will take pleasure in producing the very best work for their customers. Give them a call.

Ad. No Lady Desiring to look stylish will fail to call at the City Millinery and see the novelities.

Ad. Cheap, Tasty, and New are the hats and ornaments at the City Millinery. The latest designs from the East.

Ad. Fine Millinery. The best and cheapest at the City Millinery, two doors west of Matlack=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Ad. Cabbage, Onions, Turnips, Flour, Feed, etc., at Sweeney=s.

Ad. A ful line of Hams, Breakfast Bacon, and Smoked Meats at Sweeney=s.

Ad. Full line of Canned Fruits, Oranges, Lemons, Figs, Dates, and dried fruits at Sweeney=s.

Ad. Full Cream Cheese at Sweeney=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Wanted, Immediately. A good girl to cook for the school mess, Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory; 8 persons. No other work except in kitchen. Wages $3.50 per week and board. Address, or report at once to L. D. DAVIS, Supt., Boarding School.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Fine Hogs for Sale. Must be sold--A fine stock of hogs bred on the range. About 250 new boars. Range privileges on the best hog range in the Cherokee strip. Price $2,500. Address, R. Hog ranch, Pond Creek, I. T.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Dissolution Notice. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that the partnership heretofore existing between them under the firm name of Allen & Braggins, doing business as painters, paper hangers, calciminers, etc., was on this day dissolved by mutual consent.



Arkansas City, Kansas, February 1, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Dissolution Notice. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that the partnership heretofore existing between them under the firm name of Nipp & Lutes, doing business as liverymen, was on this day dissolved by mutual consent, Mr. Lutes retiring.



Arkansas City, Kansas, March 10, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Ad. Fish in Bulk at Diamond Front.

Ad. Brook Trout at Diamond Front.

Ad. Endless Variety Californai Can goods at Diamond Front.

Ad. Telephone your wants to the Diamond Front.

Ad. Clams, Corn Beef, Lobsters at the Diamond Front.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

Ad. Wanted--A Girl To do housework in a small family. Apply to Mrs. J. T. Shepard.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 26, 1884.


Says the Dodge City Times: The wind and dust storm on Monday was the severest storm since the drouthy periods of 1879-80. The wind at one time reached the velocity at the rate of 72 miles per hour for the period of five minutes, and continued for some time at the rate of 60 miles per hour. The wind blew a terrible gale nearly all day, until toward sundown, when it ceased.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 26, 1884.

The Navajoes produced last year 800,000 pounds of wool and 600,000 pounds of hides, but have not raised any crops worthy of mention. In the Indian Territory the severl tribes show a decided aversion to crops, while they exhibit a moderate amount of industry in horse and stock raising.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 26, 1884.

The City Election. One week from next Tuesday is the day for our city election. The selection of officers for the ensuing year is a matter of much importance to all the residents of this city, and should receive the attention it merits at the hands of our businessmen. In common with all lovers of good government, we desire to see the interests of our growing city put in the keeping of careful and thorough businessmen, without regard to politics or side issues. ARTICLE CONTINUES...GATHER THERE HAS BEEN A MOVEMENT FOR A MASS MEETING TO BE HELD BEFORE THE ELECTION...TRAVELER TRYING TO REMAIN NEUTRAL.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Do not fail to read Gene Eddy=s specials.

Ad. AI Want to Eat all the time,@ said a party after trying Eddy=s Baking powder.

Ad. Pure Baking Powder. Best and cheapest at Eddy=s drug store.

Ad. Old Horses Made New by Eddy=s perfection condition powders.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Snyder & Hutchison have a dandy new sign.

Vote for the bridge bonds on the 5th of next month.

Baptist social at Mrs. A. B. Gray=s next Friday evening.

Mr. A. W. Patterson is expected home this week from Michigan.

Henry Mowry and O. F. Godfrey have sold thir billiard room to Mr. Bluebaugh.

Geo. Reed, who has charge of J. H. Sherburne=s cattle, spent a few days in the city last week.

Agent Scott, H. H. Arthur, and Irving French, of Ponca Agency, were in the city this week.

Mr. A. N. Bell has returned to his home at Maple City after several weeks= visit to the east.

There will be a vacation of one week commencing April 7, 1884, in the public schools of Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

We are pleased to learn from W. R. Lemond that cattle on their triangle range have wintered well.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

If the longest pole knocks the persimmons, it is to be found in Eddy=s drug store. Read his specials. [ALREADY TYPED.]


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

We learn from the Kansas Farmer that one Jacob Ruppert proposes to establish a horse ranch in this county.

F. M. Wyeth and O. D. Halsall, two B. I. T. Boys, were in the city last week, and made it lively for us. Call again.

The magic lantern show at the opera house last Monday night was a pretty large sized failure, so far as receipts went.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Ladies, do not fail to read the new Aad@ of the South Side Millinery and Dressmaking establishment in another column.

AD. SOUTH SIDE MILLINERY. MISS L. MANN & CO. Large Stock. New Styles. Spring Goods. Dress-Making In all its branches by Mrs. JAS. CHAPIN and Miss B. TAYLOR, late of St. Louis. A full stock of ladies= furnishing goods always on hand.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Endicott & Barnett have sold their prosperous meat market to McDowell Brothers, who will continue the business at the old stand.

[NOT SURE: McDowell, McDowall, or McDowoll.]


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

MARRIED. On Thursday, March 20, by Rev. J. O. Campbell, Mr. Nathan E. Morain and Miss Jennie Pollock. May long life and happiness be theirs.

Mrs. R. H. Robins, of Shelton, Nebraska, is now in the city visiting with Mrs. Childers.

J. H. Hilliard, who has been in Wichita for the past month, returned last Friday, having disposed of sixty-two head of fine horses in that city during his absence.

J. Terwilliger, for several years a prosperous farmer of Bolton, has purchased the residence of M. C. Copple, on Sixth street, and will hereafter be a citizen of Arkansas City.

A runaway caused an extra excitement on our streets last Sunday. The horses succeeded in breaking up the buggy in pretty good shape, but further then that no damage was done.

The S. P. U. of Bolton will meet at the Bland schoolhouse the first Saturday in Apriul at 9 o=clock p.m. All members are requested to turn out. AL RAMSEY, O. S.




Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

C. M. Scott has added another quarter section of land to his Otter Creek ranch, making now about 3,000 acres in one body, one third of which is black loamy plow land and the balance good grazing.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Our old friend Chas. Longfeldt happened in upon us last week from East Bolton.

The legislature is making considerable stir about the foot and mouth disease, yet it allows the driving of cattle into the state that spread fever and causes far greater losses than does the foot and mouth disease.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The Osage Live Stock Association will meet according to adjournment at Osage Agency next Saturday, March 29. It is needless to urge a full representation, as stock men are always on hand at meetings held in their interests.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

H. P. Farrar and family will move into the rooms back of the Cowley County Bank this week, giving possession of their former residence to Dr. Young. Mr. Farrar will immediately commence the erection of a new residence.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Mr. M. H. Snyder, for many years a resident of Winfield, has sold his property in that city and moved down among us. He is interested in the cattle business with Mr. Al. Dean. Mr. Snyder has purchased the Woolsey place just north of town.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Our old friend, Peter Hollenbeck, of Bitter Creek, was in the city last week, and made us a pleasant call. He also desired to tell the readers of the TRAVELER something about Acattle wanted.@ For particulars see a special notice in another column.

Ad. Stock Wanted! Wanted, to pasture 600 head of cattle in fenced range adjoining southwest corner of Cowley County on state line. Address, P. Hollenbeck, Bitter Creek, Sumner Co., Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Cowley County has now eight newspapers--three in Arkansas City, two in Winfield, one each in Burden, Cambridge, and Dexter. The Farm and Home, a lively monthly, is also published in Arkansas City, the future great of Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Major M. S. Hane has rented Mr. Parson=s new house on block 131, in the northwest part of town, as a temporary residence until his own is completed. The Major with his wife and family are expected to arrive in our city the early part of next month.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The ladies of the Baptist Church of Arkansas City will hold their semi-monthly social at the residence of Mrs. A. B. Gray next Friday evening. Supper will be served at six p.m., and a cordial invitation is extended to all to be present and partake thereof.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

During the past week, Messrs. Coonrod & Howard have placed lightning rods on the residences of Messrs. Pickle, DeBruce, Dunn, Standley, and Mrs. Finney in this city, besides considerable work done in the country.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The Cherokee nation has a law prohibiting the driving of Arkansas and Texas cattle through their country during the summer months, and some parties, to circumvent this law, are driving now and feeding on the way. They will be here by the time grass is sufficient to keep them.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Miss Etta Robinson, of Winfield, and Misses Sherman and Barnard, of Wellington, paid our city a flying visit last Monday afternoon.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

At Wichita next Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, will be held a teachers= convention for Southwestern Kansas. A very interesting and instructive programme has been arranged, and every attention will be given the teachers who are fortunate enough to be able to visit Wichita this week.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The following recipe is said to be an infallible cure for Spanish fever. Cut it out and preserve it. Half pint of castor oil, fifteen or eighteen drops of croton oil, and three ounces of sweet nitre. These ingredients constitute one dose, which is to be repeated in eight or twelve hours if the fever does not abate.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

There will be a basket social at the residence of Mrs. Dr. Shepard on next Friday evening, March 28. An invitation is extended to everyone to come. These gatherings are held for the purpose of cultivating the social relations, and to give strangers among us an opportunity to meet and become acquainted. Go and dake your friends with you.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

50 Cents Reward! The undersigned parties of Darlington, Indian Territory, will pay the above reward for the capture of one R. E. Beck. When last seen was going toward Caldwell, Kansas. J. W. BLACKWOOD, CHAS. W. PARKER, ED. GILROY.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Our new city marshal, Billy Gray, is doing yeoman service. Bill is starting out on the right plan. If a man is drunk, and disorderly, or in any way violating the law, arrest him instanter. If you can=t get him that day, nab the first time you can get him if it is six months later. This is the kind of enforcement we want for our laws, and then we will soon have less rowdyism in our midst.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The New Era, the magazine lately started at Pawnee Agency in the interest of the Indians of that tribe, meets with general favor. It is well worth a dozen times its subscription price, 50 cents per annum, containing items of interest to people in all parts of the United States. Subscriptions will be received at the TRAVELER office, where a sample of the New Era can be seen.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

An Eastern party wrote to a lawyer in this city seeking the whereabouts of a certain man supposed to be a newcomer in this vineyard. The description of the man wanted wound up with the statement that Ahis wife wears an iron appliance on her right leg.@ Our legal friend replied that he was but newly married, and that his wife might object to his following up such an uncertain clue, hence he was under the painful necessity of declining to take charge of the case.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The United Telephone company is about to submit a proposition to build a telephone line from Winfield to Belle Plaine via Oxford and Wellington, with a view to extending the Belle Plaine line to Wichita. They will ask the subscription of tickets at the rate of $50 per mile. These tickets are sold at a discount of 20 percent and are good for their full value on any line of the company. It strikes us that this project could be carried out, without any difficulty, if it is taken hold of in earnest. Sumner County Press.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Our old established druggist, E. D. Eddy, has without question placed upon the market the finest thing in the way of baking power to be found anywhere. This powder is manufactured by Mr. Eddy himself, from the purest of carefully prepared ingredients, and is absolutely free from the poisonous adulteration in other powders. Mr. Eddy has used it for a long time in his own family, and is now satisfied that the article in question comes as near perfection as it is possible for mortal man to make it.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The course of the people of Arkansas City in the railroad company should be marked, and when she asks the voters of this portion of Cowley County to give their votes and lend their influence to any matter associated to benefit her individually, she should receive such a slap in the face that the sting of the blow will remain for years. It is not the fault of Arkansas City that the bonds were carried. Dexter Eye.

Pretty good for only an Eye. Wonder what we may look for when the rest of the body makes its appearance. We would remark, by way of parenthesis, that the town is not located in Cowley County that can slap Arkansas City in the face. We are too tall. You may snap at our heels, but that is all.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Accidentally Shot. Last Sunday afternoon, during the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Harkins, of East Bolton Township, their son John, age 13, opened a drawer which contained a revolver. Taking it out, he was showing it to his youngest brother when by some mischance the weapon was discharged, the ball passing completely through the leg of Fred Harkins, aged 9 years. The pistol was a self-acting No. 40, and consequently it is a matter of congratulation that nothing more serious than a flesh wound resulted. From the appearance of the bullet it is thought the bone was struck, but Dr. Carlisle, the attending physician, thinks the bone is not injured to any great extent, and that the patient will soon be around. We trust this will serve as a lesson to all who read this, and teach thm to let firearms alone.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

From Mr. L. E. Woodin, clerk in charge at Otoe Agency, we learn that on the 4th of February last a German giving his name as Fred Schaefer came to the house of Gus Ladue, an Otoe Indian living on the Otoe reservation, and wanted to stay with him until the Oklahoma lands were opened up. He had with him a sorry looking team and very little else. He said he had left two children (a boy aged 14 and a girl aged 19) at the house of F. M. Mellon, Thackerville, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. He claimed that his daughter had run him away with a shotgun. During the time he was at Ladue=s, we are informed, he would frequently scream out and say that his daughter was after him with a shotgun. He seemed all right until about March 19, when he had one of his screaming spells and dropped down dead. Deceased was about 65 years old, five feet and seven inches in height, and weighed about 135 pounds. He was buried at Otoe Agency. His team and other effects will be held there until claimed. There seems to be no doubt as to the old gentleman=s insanity.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The One Thing Needful. The following letter from the law firm of Turner & Turner, Van Buren, Arkansas, explains itself, and his plan cannot fail to at once commend itself to all practical businessmen. The scheme spoken of by Mr. Turner has long been the favorite one with our city and her people, and we can assure him that Arkansas City stands ready to lend substantial aid to any business-like movement as soon as we are assured of our chances for getting through the Indian Territory. The following is Mr. Turner=s letter in full.


Van Buren, Ark., March 19, 1884.

EDITOR ARKANSAS CITY TRAVELER--DEAR SIR: Why would it not be a good plan for the enterprising people of Cowley County to organize at once a company of live men to build a railroad from Arkansas City, Kansas, down the north bank of the Arkansas River, to this place? Here you would connect with the L. R. & Ft. S. Railroad and tap the St. L. & S. F. Railroad between Springfield, Missouri, and Paris, Texas. This would give you an unbroken line from Arkansas City west to Arkansas City east, on the Mississippi river. This would be your most direct outlet to our Southwestern cities. By it you are at once put in direct communication with Little Rock, Memphis, Galveston, New Orleans, Mobile, etc. Then what you so greatly need and desire is given you--a southern outlet by the Mississippi and through the jetties, now an established success, to the outside markets of the world. You have an exceedingly rich and productive country, and this ought to be the channel for the shipment of your immense grain products to our Southern markets. Why not, then, embark in the suggested enterprise and push it ahead without delay? Respectfully,



Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The Arkansas City Choral Society.

The above society met at the First Presbyterian Church on last Wednesday evening and perfected its organization by the election of the following officers.

President: W. M. Sleeth.

Vice President: S. B. Fleming.

Secretary and Treasurer: J. O. Campbell.

Musical Director: W. D. Mowry.

Assistant Directors: H. H. Harris, S. G. Phillips.

Pianist: Miss Grace Medbury.

Assistant Pianist. Mrs. G. W. Cunningham.

Librarian: Andrew Dalzell.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

We are informed on reliable authority that Capt. J. B. Nipp went to the polls at Arkansas City and electioneered against the D. M. & A. Proposition. This is a serious proceeding for a man holding an office by the vote of the people. Perhaps he forgot the promises he made to the people of Dexter Township before his election--politicians usually do. A man holding an office in the gift of the people should be very careful how he sets in regard to any scheme calculated to benefit all or part of the county. Be this as it may, Capt. Nipp has placed himself upon record as opposed to anything that does not directly benefit Arkansas City, opposed to anything that will benefit other parts of the county, and the people of Dexter Township have learned that he is not as friendly to them as he was before the election. The Eye and the people of Dexter will remember this in case he should ever decide to again run for office. By his work against the issuance of the bonds he has antagonized many of the voters of this part of the county. It would have been far better for him had he remained at home on the election day and taken no action, either for or against the proposition. Dexter Eye.

It so happens that Capt. Nipp was in Caldwell all day Tuesday, attending to his contest case before the Life Stock association, and did not vote at all. Mr. Nipp is grateful to the people of Dexter for their services, and will ever hold them in remembrance; but we would suggest to Mr. Seaver, the would-be journalist, that with the exception of Dexter Township, Mr. Nipp=s majority was drawn from the parts of Cowley County opposing this narrow gauge. Dexter gave him 52 majority; Winfield gave 54 majority for Lynn; Arkansas City gave 257 majority for Nipp; Silver Creek opposed the railroad and gave Nipp 66 majority. Can you please everybody? Mr. Nipp would not oppose any good railroad going to Dexter, but no man other than a fool or a knave looks at this D. M. & A. except as a gigantic steal. It was a question of conscience with the honest voters here. We wish Dexter all the prosperity in the world, but do not like to see the county robbed by sharks. Put that in your Eye.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Attention is called to the new spring stock of the South Side Millinery store advertised in this issue. This firm is also now prepared to do all kinds of first-class dressmaking as well as plain sewing. Ladies give them a call.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Notice. Notice is hereby given that the firm known as Nipp & Lutes has by mutual consent been dissolved, J. B. Nipp assuming all the liabilities of the said firm, and to whom all indebtedness should be paid. Feeling that our old customers will receive the same courteous treatment as before, I remain, yours, respectfully. R. O. LUTES.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Notice. Notice is hereby given that Miss Abbie L. Bayne has purchased an interest in the Southern Millinery store of this city. The business under the new proprietorship will be conducted as under the old, and all friends and patrons are invited to call and examine our stock, etc.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Ad. A Dead Horse was never known, if you used Eddy=s Condition Powers in time.

Ad. AI want to Eat all the time,@ said a party after trying Eddy=s Baking powder.

Ad. Pure Baking Powder. Best and cheapest at Eddy=s drug store.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Ad. I employed Coonrod & Howard to rod my house and am well pleased, and would not have the rods taken off for three times their cost. G. W. DUNN, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Ad. Get your Peanuts at the St. Louis restaurant. They are roasted fresh every morning.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

Ad. Stock Wanted! Wanted, to pasture 600 head of cattle in fenced range adjoining southwest corner of Cowley Countty on state line. Address, P. Hollenbeck, Bitter Creek, Sumner Co., Kansas.






Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 2, 1884.

The legislature adjourned on Tuesday of last week after passing the following bills: A bill to protect domestic animals, a bill providing for a sanitary commission and expenses thereof, one providing for a veterinary surgeon, two local bills applying only to Cloud County, and a supplemental bill allowing cities of the third class to organize across a county line similar to joint school districts.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 2, 1884.

Next week there will be a grand four days= sale of thoroughbred registered cattle, of the Polled Angus, Galloway, Jersey, and Shorthorn breeds, at Kansas City, commencing on Tuesday, April 8, and continuing until all are sold. The offerings consist of about 150 head. The Leonards, of Mt. Leonard, Missouri, and Hon. M. H. Cochrane, of Compton, P. Q. Canada, are the parties making the sale. The Leonards= sale at Emporia was declared off on account of the cattle disease scare, but it is now hoped they will be able to secure a good attendance of buyers at their Kansas City sale. We are assured that everything will be sold if there are any bidders, whether the number of buyers be large or small. No better chance was ever offered for the purchase of fine cattle.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 2, 1884.

Aid for Ohio. The good work started by Sedgwick County is being seconded throughout the country about us, and everywhere we hear of the farmers responding to the call for help from the overflowed districts of Ohio. Not to be outdone in this respect, Cowley County is now making an effort to send several cars of corn to the Ohio relief committee. Free transportation is promised from Winfield by the Southern Kansas Railroad company. Several of Bolton=s prominent farmers waited on the TRAVELER last week and requested that a call be issued for the people to meet at Theaker, Bland, and Stony Point schoolhouses on next Friday evening, and ascertaining just what can be done in this direction. This is a good plan, and it should result in every farmer coming out and constituting himself a committee of one to help in this grand work. If there should be any difficulty in obtaining transportation, the corn could easily be sold to grain buyers in this city and the money forwarded to the proper parties in Ohio. Whatever progress is made can be reported to Mr. N. T. Snyder, who will act in conjunction with the Winfield parties who are pushing this matter. Let our Bolton farmers bear in mind the date and place of meeting--Friday, April 4, at the Theaker, Bland, and Stony Point schoolhouses.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Vote for the bridge bonds.

The street sprinkler is once more on our streets.

Grass is growing fast and both stock and stock owners are jubilant.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Geo. Miller, the well known Winfield stock man, was on our streets last Thursday.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Read Fitch & Barron=s specials.

Ad. New Goods at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. Full line of Straw Hats at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. Al the Latest Novelties at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. Neck Wear and Hosiery in the latest spring styles at Fitch & Barron=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Mr. F. W. Barrett is now holding the position of clerk at the Chilocco Industrial school.

Please let us have a little rain--or a good deal, if it is just the same to the superintendent.

Donavin=s Original Tennesseeans will be here on the 16th or 17th of this month. Look out for them.

Blind Boone at the opera house next week will be a treat not often experienced by our citizens.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Parties owning live stock of any kind will do well to read the Estus Bros. Notice in another column.

AD. WANTED, 500 or more head of cattle to pasture on a range in the Indian Territory. Address, ESTUS BROS., Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

M. C. Copple, having sold his residence, will immediately put up a new one west of T. J. Gilbert=s house.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Look out for the new Aad@ of T. J. Sweeny the groceryman in this issue. It will pay evrybody to read it.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

C. M. Scott left for St. Louis last Saturday morning with 450 sheep, which he will dispose of in that city.

A. N. Deming and wife, so well and favorably known in this city, were visiting with Mrs. J. L. Huey a few days the past week.

Our farmers are very busy at this season of the year, yet our streets seem as crowded as ever. The city is full of strangers seeking a location.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

R. A. Houghton received the last car of wire for fencing his range last week and immediately made arrangements for strining the same on the posts.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

S. T. Wood, one of the ever popular boys of 1874, was in the city last week, and says he will move his family here as soon as his Territory work is finished.

Mrs. B. F. Beall has been very seriously ill the past few days, requiring constant medical attendance. It is hoped her return to health will be speedy and sure.

MARRIED. At the residence of the bride=s parents, March 31, 1884, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. Frank Fosset, of Caldwell, and Hannah M. Gilbert, of this city.

Anyone knowing of the whereabouts of Frank M. Rynearson will confer a favor and relieve a mother=s anxiety by leaving his address at the post office at Arkansas City.

Emma R. Bristol will hold for sale a fine collection of plants, seeds, etc., at Eddy=s drug store, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 10, 11, and 12. Don=t fail to call upon her.

Pink Fouts has been wrestling with the malaria fever at Willow Springs; but is now better. It takes something worse than malaria to keep Pink down for any length of time.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

We received quite a pleasant call from Mr. J. P. Richmond, one of our B. I. T. stockmen, last Thursday. He is feeling good at the green grass prospects so rapidly showing up on the ranges.

Our old friend, E. J. Fitch, has moved down from Winfield to his place north of this city, and will put in his time this summer raising the best of grapes and other small fruits for the gratification of the public palate.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Mr. J. Showalter, who has purchased the Splawn farm on Grouse Creek, favored the TRAVELER office with a pleasant call.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Milt Bennett, treasurer of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock association, was in the city last Wednesday, in quest of barb wire. His many friends will be pleased to learn that he is fast recovering from his recent illness.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

We receive daily the market reports direct from Larman & Co., of the Kansas City stock yards, and parties desirous of consulting the same are invited to call at the TRAVELER office, where we keep them on file for inspection.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Messrs. Albert and G. A. Whitney, two wealthy grain dealers of Waterloo, Iowa, were at the Perry House last week. They were on a return trip from the Territory, looking over the stock interests in this neighborhood.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

We call attention to the Aad@ of McDowell Bros. Of the City meat market in this issue. These gentlemen have refitted the premises throughout and are in every way prepared to meet the wishes of their patrons. Give them a call.

AD. McDOWELL BROS., Successors to Endicott & Barnett, CITY MEAT MARKET -- KEEP THE BEST Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats. -- POULTRY, GAME, AND FISH IN SEASON. We take the greatest care in the selection of beeves and stock for market, and are prepared, at all times, to furnish our customers with the very best. Farmers who have CHOICE STOCK for sale please call on us. Cash paid for Hides. SUMMIT STREET.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Harry Winger, one of the oldest settlers of this city, after an absence of eleven years, returned to the future great last Friday. He has been making his home at Alfred, Ohio, but it is his intention we believe to purchase a farm and locate once more with us.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

J. I. Mitchell, the prince of jolly fellows, is spending a few weeks with old friends here. Jim has become quite a mining king in Colorado, whereat we rejoice with exceeding joy. The TRAVELER does lots of priting for the Wabash Mining Company.






Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

We had the pleasure recently of meeting Mr. J. E. Larmon, of Larmon & Co., livestock and commission merchants of Kansas City stock yards. This firm is thoroughly reliable, and any of our readers who may have stock to ship will always receive courteous and square treatment from this firm should they favor them with a consignment.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis returned last Monday to their New York home, after a lengthened visit to the lady=s mother in this city.

Mrs. Chas. Hutchins left yesterday for Middlebury, Indiana, where she will visit her parents awhile and afterwards go to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Charley says the next three months will be awful lonesome.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

NOTICE. The S. P. U.=s will meet at Bland schoolhouse next Saturday evening at 7:30 o=clock. There is business of importance to transact. Members cannot afford to remain away. Let there be a full turn out. FRANK LORRY.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

The Methodist pulpit in this city is now filled by Rev. N. S. Buckner, for four years presiding elder of the Larned district. Mr. Buckner is an able man, has a large circle of acquaintances, and is most cordially welcomed to his new charge.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Osage Leases.

The following are the gentlemen to whom the council of the Osage Nation have leased ranges upon the lands belonging to the tribe.

E. M. Hewins

Waite & King

Carpenter & Layhe

Pollock & Florer

John Soderstrom

Crane & Larimer


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Ladies, Attention. All lovers of flowers will do well to read the notice of the Bristol sisters in another column of this week=s issue. Emma R. Bristol will be glad to meet all desiring nice house or outdoor plants, at Eddy=s drug store on April 10, 11, and 12. For further particulars see notice.

Ad. HOUSE PLANTS, Etc. Emma R. Bristol, of the firm of Bristol Sisters, florists, Topeka, Kansas, will be in the city with a collection of House and outdoor Plants, Bulbs, Flower Seeds, etd. They will be held for sale at Eddy=s drug store from 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, to noon of Saturday, April 12. Don=t forget the time and place.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

That puny specimen of manhood, Andrew Berry, whose life in the Territory has so worn upon him that he only weighs about 200 pounds, dropped into the city of surprise last Wednesday and spent a few hors looking up old friends. Andrew says he has been sick, which in a measure accounts for his present condition.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Mr. J. P. Holloway of Atchison County, Missouri, paid the TRAVELER a pleasant call last Monday and stated his intention of making this his permanent home. He expects to bring his family to our city in a few days. The gentleman is interested in the stock business with T. J. Gilbert of our city, and we gladly welcome him and his to our social circle.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

The new livery stable now in course of erection by Thompson & Woodin, on Fifth Avenue, will be the largest stable south of Topeka--as Arkansas City will soon be the largest city in the same scope of country. This stable will be fifty-five feet front and 132 feet deep, two stories high, with accommodations for over 100 horses and thirty buggies and carriages. Thompson & Woodin use both sides of the street now, and are going to try to keep their business within the confines of one immense building. Their prosperity is well merited.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

From a private letter from Kaw Agency we learn that the march of improvement is not confined to this city alone, but that the aforesaid abiding place of the noble red man is putting on metropolitan airs, as it were. Mr. T. M. Finney, trader at that point, has grown too large for his pleasant house, and has built an addition to the west side of the same. Many improvements are also being made in the government school, not to mention the thorough painting and cleaning of the agency buildings. There is a very social and select community at Kaw Agency, making that place a most desirable point for visitors and a popular half-way station between Arkansas City and Osage Agency.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Johnny Blair reports three of the Galloway bulls as having concluded to quit business in the Indian Territory. They have all three died within the past three weeks. The cause of death is unknown but supposed to be from eating sand burs that grow in such wild profusion among the sand hills on the Salt Fork, on the old trail. The Shorthorn bulls are surely all right, as they are a little more choice in their food than the Galloways. Mr. Blair says the Galloways eat anything in sight, whether it be corn, hay, old grass, brush, or sand burs. They are rustlers from away back, and if they could be broken from eating sand burs, could be just the breed for the range. Caldwell Journal.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Mr. J. Y. Davis, of Cloverdale, Indiana, who last week purchased Frank Lorry=s farm in Bolton, is a man of nerve. He rode out to look at the land in question on last Thursday, by all odds the windiest and most disagreeable day ever known in this section, in the face of a sand storm that thoroughly disgusted and surprised the oldest settlers, and on his return he handed the purchase money to Kellogg & Matlack, agents for the property. Mr. Davis said there appeared to be somebody living on every quarter section and forty-acre tract that he passed, and that he was firmly convinced he could live where anybody else could--especially where so many seemed to be so prosperous and happy. He is made of the stuff that counts.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

The presbytery of Emporia will hold its semi-annual meeting in the Presbyterian Church in this city during this week. The opening session will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30 o=clock. The sermon will be preached by the retiring moderator, Rev. J. R. McQuown, of Mulvane, after which the communion of the Lord=s supper will be observed. A cordial invitation is extended to all Christ=s servants in the community to a place at His table. Business sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday, to which the public are invited. On Friday evening there will be a popular meeting held in the interests of the great cause of missions, and on Saturday evening a popular temperance meeting will be held. Good speakers have been secured, and a very interesting session is anticipated. On Sabbath the pulpits of the city will be filled by the brethren from abroad.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Territorial Jots.

On Friday of last week, in company with Capt. J. B. Nipp, we started for Osage Agency to attend the gathering of stock men set for the 29th. The weather was exceptionally fine, and as the captain=s gallant team rapidly left the city in the distance the exhilarating influence of pure air and sunshine had a decidedly charming effect. Reaching Grouse about noon, we (true to our printer=s code, Anever to miss a meal,@) could not help stopping to see our friend, Drury Warren, who kindly cared for us and sent us on our way rejoicing. All the afternoon we drove through a splendid country, over which the gentle hint of coming spring could be seen in the fresh green grass and flowers on every hand. As the shades of evening drew upon us we neared the ranch of Mrs. Bevenne, whose roof sheltered us from the night and at whose table we partook of such goodly cheer as will ever make us kindly remember AAunt Jane.@

Early Saturday morning we were on the road, and when about seven miles from Osage met Charley Schiffbauer and Tip Davenport, with whom we exchanged civilities and resumed our journey, driving into the agency about 10 a.m., a little too late to be present at the stock meeting, the particulars of which appear elsewhere.

At the agency we were the guests of Major and Mrs. Miles, whose genial hospitality was duly appreciated. At this place also we were pleased to meet our friends, Ed. Finney, Dr. Bird, Mr. Wismeyer, and others, and also to make the acquaintance of Messrs. Davidson and Hamilton, each of whom is running a trader=s store. Quite a busy time is being had at the agency buildings just now, repairing and painting, which will materially help the appearance as well as the comfort thereof. Everything around the agency is in a prosperous condition, much of which is due to the untiring work of Maj. Miles, who spares no effort to provide for the welfare of his charges.

Leaving Osage at 3 p.m., we started for Kaw Agency, and after a very pleasant ride through a glorious country already covered with quite a growth of grass, arrived at 7 p.m., and were at once taken in hand by our friend, Tom Finney, who was for us Aa good Samaritan,@ and we spent a really pleasant evening in his home circle. Next morning being Sunday, we made a short call upon Supt. Keeler, who we found genial as ever, but looking a little out of sorts, which was explained when he stated that everything was upside down owing to repairs and painting being in progress. This agency is one of the most pleasantly located agencies that we know of, and it would appear to us anything but a hardship to reside thereat.

Bidding adieu to our friends, we once more took the road, reaching Arkansas City about 1 p.m., having experienced a most enjoyable time and accomplishing the round trip in about fifty hours.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Thursday=s Wind Storm.

Last Thursday=s wind storm was without exception the most severe that has ever visited Cowley County. From early morning the breeze was rather stiff, but from noon it had very nearly approached the dimensions of a cyclone. About 5:30 p.m., an especially violent current struck the new roller mills of Landes, Beall & Co., with such force as to wrench about ten feet of the roof away and hurl it to the ground. The mill operatives say the immense five story structure shook very perceptibly for nearly a minute. When it is remembered that the walls to this mill are from five to two and one-half feet thick, the power of the wind may be imagined. A piece of cornice work was also blown off the Cowley County Bank building, though no damage of any consequence was done in the city.

Many farmers suffered from prairie fires which came up from the Territory south of us. Some two weeks ago large quantities of dead grass were burned off the cattle ranges, during which some hay stacks caught on fire. There was a great deal of fire smouldering in the remains of these stacks when the wind of last Thursday came along and blew the fire across the burnt districts, on to old grass, and then the race to the state line was a short one.

The heaviest loser is probably Mr. Pettit, on the Christy farm, just north of the Indian school, whose outbuildings were entirely destroyed, together with over 3,000 bushels of corn, making his loss run up to $1,500 and over.

Mr. Voris lost his house; Mr. Rhinehart=s stable and farming implements were consumed; Chris. Wolfe=s hedge on three sides of his farm was burned, besides some farming implements; other farmers lost in a greater or less degree. Mr. Wolfe=s hedge was of compact, nine years= old growth, and is of itself quite a loss.

A Mr. Linkenfelter, with his son, was making a trip in the Territory after posts, having two teams. The fire was on them before Mr. Linkenfelter fairly realized it, and when it was too late for him to start a fire for his own safety. He wrapped his boy in a blanket and laid him in the middle of the road, and then looked after himself and horses as best he could. One team ran away and escaped death; one horse was burned to death and the other nearly so; his wagon was destroyed, and himself most severely burned, the boy escaping with only slight injuries.

Mr. N. C. Kenyon, near Salt City, we understand was also a victim to the ravaging flames, losing nearly everything except his residence. Mr. Caldwell, of West Bolton, had the upper part of his house blown down, sustaining a loss of about $100.

Altogether it was a sorry day for southern Cowley, whose like we hope never to see again.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Osage Live Stock Association.


The Osage Live Stock Association met according to adjournment at the above date and place, with the following members present;

H. H. Crane, W. H. H. Larimer, and J. H. Pugh, of Independence.

Thomas Layhe and L. C. Waite, of Elgin.

J. N. Florer, of Kaw Agency.

W. J. Pollock, of Ponca Agency.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman H. H. Crane, after which the minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Pollock. After an informal talk on matters relating to the organization and its interests, Mr. Pugh moved that in consequence of the small number present the meeting stand adjourned, to meet at Osage Agency at the time of the June payment, with the understanding that Judge T. L. Rogers would give all parties timely notice of the exact time of such meeting.


W. J. POLLOCK, Secretary.

Immediately after the adjournment Messrs. Ed. Hewins, John Soderstrom, Joe Herrard, and several other parties interested in stock put in an appearance, and although too late to participate in the formal meeting quite a little social talk was had on subjects connected with stock and the range.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Thos. Van Fleet, late of New York, has secured a position with Howard Bros. Of this city, and will hereafter remain with us. He has spent many years of his life in the hardware trade and will thus prrove a valuable assistant in looking after the large business of this house.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

The little folks gave a surprise party last Saturday afternoon to Miss Hattie Sipes. Little Hattie was equal to the emergency, and entertained her happy callers right royally.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Ad. Garden Tools. A full line at G. W. Miller & Co.=s.

Ad. Hardware of every description can be found at G. W. Miller & Co.=s.

Ad. For Nails and Building Hardware go to G. W. Miller & Co.=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Ad. Lace Neck Wear. A very pretty line of ladies= and children=s lace neck wear just received at A. A. Newman & Co.=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Ad. $20 CASH will pay for one year=s rent for the use of ten acres of ground adjoining the city. C. M. SWARTS.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Girl Wanted To do cooking and general house work in a private family; washing put out. Address E. D. EDDY.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1884.

Ad. LADIES, Bear in mind the grand opening at the City Millinery, two doors west of Matlacks, Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11. Taylor & Huyck.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

A bill has been passed by the senate allotting each head of an Indian family 160 acres of land to each single Indian over eighteen years of age or each orphan under that age 80 acres, and to each other Indian 40 acres of their tribal reservtions, the land to be held in trust by the government for twenty-five years. This it seems to us is the necessary basis of a just and beneficial Indian policy, and the house should not fail to pass the bill.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

The City Election.

The result of the city election held last Monday, as published in another column of this issue, will conclusively show that the ticket elected was the choice of our people by a large majority, and that result, too, was obtained with four or five other tickets in the field. We have no comments to make. The gentlemen elected are all well known in the community, and we believe will do all in their power to subserve what in their belief tends to the best interests of the city. Whatever our personal preferences before election may have been, we are compelled to admit that our people have spoken through the ballot box, and the TRAVELER will gladly assist the officers elected in the discharge of their onerous duties.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

AD. Spring Millinery. The usual elegant display of New Goods can be seen at my store on North Summit street. My stock is new and selected by myself. I shall continually add New Novelties as they appear in the market. Custom Work a specialty. Plumes and Tips dyed and recurled. I pay no rent, and will sell cheap for cash.

MRS. W. M. HENDERSON. Will display New York and Chicago patterns Saturday, April 12.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

AD. Bottom Prices! On Wagons, Plows, Cultivators, Planters, and all other kinds of FARMING IMPLEMENTS. The Schutler, Studebaker, and Moline Wagons always in stock. BOTTOM PRICES on everything.

J. L. GLOTFELTER, one door north of Arkansas City lumber yard.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

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, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

AD. AL. HORN, ACITY@ BOOT AND SHOE STORE. SPRING AND SUMMER STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES. A complete assortment of HOLBROOK SHOES Just Received. The best Calf, Kip, or Grain leather boots in the city. Every pair Warranted and satisfaction guaranteed.

Sign of the ABIG BOOT.@


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

AD. THE CENTRAL DRUG STORE, B. H. DIXON & CO., Proprietors, is the place to buy your Pure Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oils, and Varnishes. Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Fancy Goods, Etc.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.



Special attention given to looking up titles and paying taxes for non-residents. We have a complete set of Abstract books for Cowley County. KELLOGG & MATLACK=S OFFICE, UNDER COWLEY COUNTY BANK, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

AD. A. E. KIRKPATRICK, -DEALER IN- Fancy and Staple Groceries, Glass and Queensware, Table and Pocket Cutlery, Tobacco and Cigars, Confectionery, Pure Spices, Flour and Feed, etc. Pure and Fresh Bread, Pies, Cakes, and everything found in a first-class bakery. Country produce taken in exchange for goods. Our Motto: Honest goods at lowest cash prices; quick sales and small profits. Call and see us.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

AD. BOOMING! MOWRY & SOLLITT -are the- LEADING DRUGGISTS In Cowley County, and will save you money on any goods in the DRUG, MEDICINE, OR PAINT LINE. Our stock is the largest, and we defy competition in quality and price. Respectfully, MOWRY & SOLLITT.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

AD. Spring, 1884. NEW GOODS. NEW GOODS. Desirable Styles

C H E A P ! Please Call and Examine. S. MATLACK.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

AD. A. A. NEWMAN & CO. Respectfully announce that they will next week receive their new Spring Stock Of Dry Goods, Notions, Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Gloves, White Goods, Laces, Embroideries, Dry Goods, Dress Trimmings, etc. -Also a new line of- CLOTHING -AND- Gents= Furnishing Goods. We have just received the finest line of CARPETS, MATTINGS, OIL CLOTHS, RUGS, STRAW CARPETS, ETC., EVER BROUGHT TO THE CITY; TO WHICH WE INVITE AN INSPECTION.






4. C. M. SCOTT.

5. J. N. FLORER.

6. N. W. PARLIN.





NOTE: R. A. HOUGHTON SHOWS...Postoffice address: Arkansas City, Kansas, OR, c. C. ENDICOTT, range manager, Oakland Agency, Indian Territory. Range on the Nez Perce reservation. OODLES OF BRANDS!

NOTE: C. M. SCOTT...ON SIDE OF CATTLE: SCOT. Horse brand, CM on left shoulder. Range 6 miles south of Arkansas City. P. O.: Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas.


Sheep brand, S & T on left shoulder. Range 6 miles south of Arkansas City.

NOTE: DRURY WARREN brand looks quite different on side of cattle. Appears to me like N followed by two sizes of boots. States: Range on Duck Creek and Chicaskia, Indian Territory. GAVE UP TTRYING TO READ OTHER BRANDS USED.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Dr. Vawter has two new hats--to get. [???]

Tip Davenport was in town Monday last.

G. S. Manser, of Winfield, was in the terminus last Monday.

Dick Robinson was up from Otoe to see his friends last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Read B. H. Dixon & Co.=s specials this week. It will repay you.

Ad. WALL PAPER. Finest line at B. H. Dixon & Co.=s.

Ad. The Best Mixed Paints are sold at B. H. Dixon & Co.=s.

Ad. CIGARS. Those hand made Cigars at B. H. Dixon & Co. Are the boss thing out.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

C. M. Scott got back from St. Louis O. K. This local is paid for.

John B. Walker is now in the city, once more for a permanency.

Rev. R. S. McClenahan is now making his home at West Rushville, Ohio.

Red hats are all the go now--with men who haven=t much to rest them on.

The contract for the new $10,000 schoolhouse in this city will be let on the 18th inst.

P. C. Wyeth and E. M. Ford, of the Territory, were in the city after ranch supplies last week.

The Baptist Ladies= Mite society will meet with Mrs. C. C. Creighton Friday afternoon, March 11, at 3 o=clock.

W. A. Lee, of Winfield, has purchased of T. H. McLaughlin, the corner lot south of the Commercial block for $1,800.

Geo. Bixler, late of Pawnee, has located in the city, and will open up a wagon shop with Dan Sifford in the near future.

We are glad to state that Mrs. Frank Beall is slightly on the improve and sanguine hopes are entertained of her recovery.

J. H. Drennan writes us from Trinidad, Colorado, for the TRAVELER, which we shall have much pleasure in forwarding each week.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Messrs. Burke and Martin, whose range is on the Cimarron, last week purchased of Thos. Hill 350 head of stock cattle.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Ed. Perrine, late of Pawnee Agency, is now in the city, and has commenced the erection of a residence in the west part of town.

Look out for the large and elegant stock of new spring goods of every description just received by Houghton & Kirkpatrick.

Jim Penton was in the city last Saturday looking jolly as ever and said he didn=t feel a bit old for all it was his 41st birthday.

The new Free Methodist Church of the city will be dedicated on the 27th of this month. Further notice will be given in time.

Mr. M. S. Hasie and family arrived in the city last Monday, and are guests at the Perry House, awaiting the completion of their residence.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Mr. John Gooch and Mr. Wyckoff came up from Otoe last Saturday. Mrs. Gooch will probably spend several weeks with her parents in this city.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Read Mowry & Sollitt=s specials in another column. They (the specials) won=t save your life, but will make it a heap pleasanter for all concerned.

Ad. PAINT. For a pure Mixed Paint that will give a fine gloss and wear for years, go to Mowry & Sollitt.

Ad. KROK. Croquet, Base Balls, Bats, Marbles, Fish Poles, Lines, etc., at Mowry & Sollitt=s.

Ad. SHEEPMEN. We have the best Sheep Dip ever brought to this country. Low prices given on Sulphur, Quicksilver, Carbolic Acid, etc., at Mowry & Sollitt=s.

Ad. Mowry & Sollitt are successors to Kellogg & Mowry, and will sell you Drugs lower than any house in the county.

Ad. WHITE LEAD And Pure Boiled Linseed Oil at Mowry & Sollitt=s.

Ad. FLOWER POTS And Hanging Baskets; an elegant line at Mowry & Sollitt=s.

Ad. MIXED PAINTS. Every gallon warranted by Mowry & Sollitt.

Ad. CONDITION POWDERS. Thousands will testify to the merits of our Horse and Cattle Powders. Mowry & Sollitt.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Capt. Nipp left for Fort Scott last Monday, where he goes as a delegate to the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Honor, whose meeting takes place today.

Mr. W. D. Mowry has been working hard at his new residence on North Summit street and hopes to have the same in shape for occupancy this week.

Mr. A. D. Crane and Miss Kate Robinson, of Villiaca, Iowa, are in the city on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Sweeney. The gentleman will probably locate with us.

Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick has about completed his tasty residence on Fifth Street, north of Judge Pyburn=s, and now begins to feel more like a real live city man.

A real estate man and a real estate clerk had a few friendly words last Monday. Merely words and nothing more, though. Mead says they=ll both feel better now.

The Equal Suffrage society of this city will meet with the secretary, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, one week from tomorrow, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. A full attendance is requested and expected.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

A train of twenty-five car loads of corn and flour left Eldorado, last Sunday morning, for the Ohio flood sufferers. No transportation was charged by the various railroads to Cincinnati.

One of the clergy men in the city last week said that he had attended presbyterians in Kansas for ten years, and that never were they more handsomely entertained than here in Arkansas City.





Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Drury Warren was in the city Saturday on his way home from the range. He says the losses this winter are rather more severe than he at first expected, but that stock are now picking up fast.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Capt. Rees Pickering, clerk in charge at Pawnee Agency, with his family, was in the city yesterday. Mrs. Pickering and family were en route to Nebraska, for a visit to her relatives, and the captain came up to see them safely on the cars.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Read the new Aad@ of J. L. Glotfelter in this issue. The gentleman deals in farming implements and will be found at the first door north of the Arkansas City lumber yard with a large stock of everything in his line. Go and see him. [AD ALREADY TYPED.]


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Mr. A. W. Patterson informs us he will assume control of the Leland Hotel tomorrow and invites everybody to come and eat dinner with him. Pat is too well known by everybody for us to say anything, but will take in the dinner, all the same.

The quarterly meeting of the M. E. Church will take place in this city next Saturday and Sunday. The presiding elder, Rev. Thos. Audas, will be present. There will be services at the M. E. Church next Saturday evening and Sunday, to which all are cordially invited.

There will be a social Friday evening, April 11, at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Benedict. All are invited to come and have a good time. This is an Easter entertainment, and we promise you something new. Come and bring your friends with you. All are welcome.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Mr. Perry, of Chicago, Illinois, who has been engaged for the past nine years in the insurance business in home offices, has accepted an engagement with F. J. Hess as manager of the insurance department. Mr. Perry is well posted, is highly recommended, and we are glad to welcome him to our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

The school board of district No. 2 last week engaged the services of Prof. Weir as principal of our schools for the next year. Mr. Weir has taught in Baxter Springs for the three years last past, and comes to us highly recommended. We hope that now our school will be in efficient hands, and our school advantages developed to their fullest extent.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

A Stock Train. A through train, consisting of twenty-three cars of fat stock, left the city for Kansas City yesterday morning.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

L. N. D. Pickett, who sang with the Tennesseeans in the first concert they ever gave, and who has been continuously with Mr. Donavin ever since, is acknowledged the best colored cornet soloist on the stage, and will render some choice selections with variations, during their concert.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

A. W. Patterson and family returned from Michigan Monday. Pat will at once assume control of the Leland, he says, giving it his personal supervision. He only weighs 212 pounds, but we trust his health will improve in balmy Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

The bridge bonds election carried last Saturday by 152 majority out of 410 votes cast. The only objection to the election is that the sum is too large by half, and we hope the trustee will see to it that not more than $2,500 or $3,000 are expended on the new bridge. Otherwise, we are satisfied with result.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Our cattle men, Endicott & Barnett, are rustlers in their line, as the special train of 23 cars of fat stock which left this place for Kansas City yesterday morning will testify. The stock were owned by different parties, but to the energy of the aove named gentlemen, this large shipment at one time is due.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Will Carlisle, a son of Dr. Carlisle of East Bolton, and one of our old time boys, dropped into our sanctum last Friday. Will has graduated in medicine since he left the city four years ago, and consequently is now a profesional man. He is now on a visit to the old folks and we hope will hang out his shingle with us.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Otwin [? Orwin ?] James, an Indian boy and a scholar at the Industrial school, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has made choice of the TRVELER for his paper and sends us the needful therefor. It is with much pleasure we put his name on our books, and trust the weekly visits of the TRAVELER may be beneficial as well as interesting to our subscriber.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Grandma Hartsock has returned from her visit to Colorado, and is now once again domiciled on her farm. This lady is accompanied by her little granddaughter, May, who will probably remain several months. Grandma has many old friends in this city who are truly glad to welcome her back to her Kansas home.




Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

The attention of our readers is called to the Aad@ of Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt in this issue. This firm, successors to Kellogg & Mowry, are determined to keep up the justly earned reputation of their predecessors, and a perusal of their announcement in another column this week will be found both edifying and profitable. Try it wunst. [ALREADY TYPED AD, NOTICES.]


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

What the Tenneeseeans Claim.

That they have the best shouting tenor living.

That they have the purest and sweetest colored soprano traveling.

That they have the very best basso with any company.

That they have the very best colored tenor traveling in America.

That the present is the best chosen and most novel programme of any colored company.

That as a chorus they are unapproachable.

That as a company they are the best.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

City Election.

The election for city officers held last Monday resulted in the election of the gentlemen named below. There were several tickets in the field, and the total number of votes polled was 490. The figures following the names below show the vote cast for each of them, which constitutes an overwhelming majority and renders it unnecessary to give the vote on the other ticket.

Following is the successful ticket.

Mayor: Frank Schiffbauer, 470.

Councilmen: C. G. Thompson, 323.

Frank Leach, 421.

O. S. Rarick, 416.

T. Fairclo, 314.

A. A. Davis, 308.

Police Judge: W. D. Kreamer, 274.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

On last Wednesday night some parties at present unknown cut about two miles of wire fence belonging to Windsor & Roberts, in the Indian Territory, at the same time sawing off many of the posts. Not satisfied with this work of destruction, the parties set fire to a car load of barbed wire belonging to the above gentlemen, and destroyed the entire lot--over 20,000 pounds. The wire was in the state on Pettit=s place, we believe, and was purely the work of deviltry. If the perpetrators can be found, they should be most summarily dealt with for such an outrage. The penitentiary is too good for men who thus wantonly destroy private property. Whatever grievance, fancied or real, they may have against a man or corporation, it furnishes no excuse for burning up the property of such corporation.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

St. Louis Restaurant.

The proprietor of the above named popular establishment last week tendered us an invitation to inspect the varied improvements, not only in the way of large and commodious rooms, but also in the matter of furniture and the other fixings at his new establishment just south of the Central Drug Store, all of which had primarily in view the convenience of his numerous patrons. The proprietor, S. V. Goeden, ushered us into his new ice cream parlor which he has specially fitted up for the coming season, and we can safely say it is the best in the city by a long way. The floor is covered with a tasty carpet, the walls are adorned with mirrors and elegant and appropriate pictures, which are shown up to advantage by the elegant wall paper forming the background. The chairs are of black walnut and were ordered especially for this room, as were also the rich looking tables with their massive tops of polished granite. This, with handsome lamps and appropriate draping, conspires to give effects that must be seen to be appreciated. This establishment will be run on business principles; none but courteous employees will be engaged or retained, and no efforts or expense will be spared to make this one of the most recherche and popular rendezvous for the coming summer.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

The local editor of this paper has visited Winfield and will write of the town as though it was an unknown quantity (a resemblance to which it bears) and a place never before visited by the pusher of this pencil. To begin: The town is flooded with elegant residences and a lack of business. It is also radiant with flag-stone sidewalks and inactivity. The profound exclusiveness of this finished burg is so deep seated that every denizen thinks Amy set is the most select;@ society is so divided into sections and each section is controlled by some bank or a moneyed corporation of a sort that gives that particular branch of society a degree of stability satisfactory to itself. Excepting Bill Hackney, J. B. Lynn, M. B. Shields, and the newspapers, the affections we hold for Cowley=s county seat would be lost in a maze of forgetfulness too dim and gauzy to be recognized in society. Still, the city is building a new house, and one cheerful bold hearted citizen is putting out shade trees. J. B. Lynn has added to his store (for his bookkeeper, Shield=s benefit) the railway cash system, and they say positively that it pays, and maybe it does, but please allow us to adjourn before giving our opinion. The town does not deserve the space we have given it, but many men get rich that don=t deserve it, and that is all the excuse we can offer for giving so much space to something that is so near nothing. Wellingtonian.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Emporia Presbytery.

The Meeting and Proceedings in Arkansas City.

The Emporia presbytery, embracing the district bounded by Osage County on the east and Harper County on the west, met in this city on Thursday of last week, there being some sixty ministers and elders in attendance. At the session of Thursday afternoon there was little more than an organization attempted. The services were opened by the retiring moderator, Rev. McQuown, now stationed at Mulvane, who took for his text the lines in John xxi:23: Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thee me.

The gentleman=s remarks tended to show that the groundwork of their faith, the rock upon which their organization as a church stood

--the source, in fact, from which they as ministers should draw their inspiration and their teachings--was implicit faith in the wisdom and workings of Christ, their master.

Rev. John M. McClung, of Wellington, was elected moderator for the ensuing year, and Rev. A. E. Garrison, of Burlington, and Prof. Carmichael, of Emporia, were chosen temporary clerks.

Friday morning=s session was devoted to routine work--reading the minutes of the last regular meeting, appointing committees, and referring the calls and like business to the proper committees. Church work received considerable attention, and such increasing topics as temperance and home mission work were discussed at length.

The following calls were submitted to the presbytery in the afternoon by the committee to whom they were referred. A call from the church at Caldwell, requesting the services of Rev. S. B. Anderson; from the Burlington church for Rev. J. H. Marshall; from the Augusta church for Rev. J. S. McClung, who was at one time pastor of the Presbyterian church in this city; from the church at Peotone for Rev. John McCrea. These calls were accepted, and with the exception of the Peotone call, installation committees were appointed for each case. Rev. Taylor, of Eureka, requested a dissolution of the pastoral relations between himself and church at that place.

Saturday was taken up with the most solid work of the convention: hearing the reports of the committees and the board of home missions, adjusting salaries, etc. The committee to represent this presbytery at the national assembly, which holds its session in Saratoga, New York, on the 15th of next May, was elected, and consists of Rev. J. R. McQuown, of Mulvane; Rev. J. F. Hendy, of Emporia; T. V. McConn, of this city, and Z. McClung. Saturday evening a temperance mass meeting was held, at which many sterling speeches were made, abounding in happy illustrations.

On the Sabbath the various pulpits in town were filled by the visiting brethren, morning and evening, and Monday the entire number drove down to the Indian industrial school, where they were cordially received and entertained by Superintendent Hadley. In this excursion they were guests of the citizens of Arkansas City, and we are assured it was a treat highly appreciated.

Taken as a whole, they are a fine appearing set of gentlemen, many of them talented, all of them affable; the majority of them look well fed, sleek, and contented with their several lots, which is certainly no more than they merit. They are unanimous in their praise of Arkansas City, her hospitality, and bright prospects for the future, and we trust the time is not far distant when we can have the pleasure of welcoming this most excellent body again to our city.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Mrs. O. Ingersol returned to the city last week after a visit of several months with relatives in the East.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Ad. For Sale. Five High grade Shorthorn two-year old Bulls. John A. Smith, Silverdale P. O.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Ad. Mackerel in bulk, Potted Ham, Mustard Mackerel, Mustard Sardines, Salmon, Clams, Lobsters at Diamond Front Grocery.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Ad. Boys= Clothing. 30 Suits Boys= Clothing at the low price of $2 per suit. S. MATLACK.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Ad. For Rent. Stabling for 8 or 10 horses with hay loft and water plenty. Apply to J. Alexander.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Ad. SAY! If you want to buy any Hardware, Stoves, Tinware, Gasoline or Oil stoves, or anything in the House Furnishing line, or if you have any Tin Work to do, come and see me before placing your order. C. R. SIPES.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Ad. Summer Dress Goods. A nice line of Lawns, Swisses, and all the latest styles in Summer dress goods. S. MATLACK=S.

AD. Summer Silks. A choice selection from 50 cents to $1.25 per yard will be found at S. MATLACK=s.






ANOTHER TESTIMONIAL AD BY HOWARD & COONROD LISTED THE FOLLOWING AS REFERENCES: Rev. S. B. Fleming, Johnson Leeper, S. B. Pickle, A. B. DeBruce, Margaret Finney, H. P. Standley, J. W. Feagin, A. J. Kimmel, N. T. Snyder, A. M. Coonrod, G. W. Cunningham, A. A. C. Smith, C. M. McIntire, Hutchison & Son, W. D. Kreamer, L. M. Hartley, Q. M. Bixler, D. D. Jones, Thos. Gilliland, Hy Eeterald [?], J. H. Long, Thos. Parvin, E. H. McConahie, Jno. A. Clifton. HOWARD & COONROD, LIGHTNING ROD AGENTS.






Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Proposals for Stock Cattle.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Office of Indian Affairs.

Washington, D. C., March 20, 1884.

Sealed proposals, endorsed AProposals for Stock Cattle,@ and directed to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C., will be received until 1 o=clock p.m., Monday, April 21, 1884, for delivering 430 cows and 20 bulls at Blackfeet agency, 525 cows and 25 bulls at Fort Peck agency, 130 cows and 10 bulls at Fort Belknap agency, Montana; and 100 cows and 5 bulls at Chilocco school, near Arkansas City, Kansas.

The cattle to be furnished under this contract must be American cattle, one-half heifers and one-half cows, not under two or over five years old; bulls to be graded and not less than two nor more than four years old; and all to be delivered within sixty days after approval of the contract.

Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check or draft upon some United States depository, payable to the order of the commissioner of Indian affairs, which check or draft shall be not less than five per centum on the amount of cattle proposed to be furnished, and shall be forfeited to the United States in case any bidder receiving an award shall fail to execute promptly a contract with good and sufficient sureties, according to the terms of his bid, otherwise to be returned to the bidder.

Bids not accompanied by a certified check or draft will not be considered.

Parties receiving awards will at once enter into contract.

In making awards the right will be reserved to increase or diminish the quantity required, and the further right to increase or diminish the amount specified in any contract to an extent not exceeding 25 per centum.

Any or all bids, or any part of any bid, will be rejected if deemed for the best interest of the government.

H. PRICE, Commissioner.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 16, 1884.


The newly organized cattle company at Belle Plaine starts out with $50,000 capital, and under the name of H. C. St. Clair & Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Read A. A. Newman=s specials in this issue.

Ad. Stockmen and Farmers! A large stock of tents and wagon sheets always on hand at A. A. Newman & Co.=s.

Ad. New Spring Goods. A. A. Newman & Co. Have just received an elegant assortment of Ginghams, Seersuckers, in plain colors and stripes, and zephyrs in all the newest designs. Call and see them.

Ad. Ladies= Lace Neckwear. A new and pretty line in Ladies= Lace Neckwear, Pocket Handkerchiefs, in plain, hemmed, stitched, and colored borders, Embroideries, Laces, Ribbons, etc. at A. A. Newman & Co.=s.

Ad. Hosiery. A most elegant assortment of ladies=, misses=, and children=s hose in solid colors, and striped cotton, brilliant Lisle and Silk at A. A. Newman & Co.=s.

Ad. New Summer Goods. White Swiss, Nainsooks, Victoria Lawns, Piques, and all white goods in endless variety at A. A. Newman & Co.=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

School was resumed last Monday after a recess of one week.

We are truly glad to state that Mrs. Frank Beall is convalescing.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Hot biscuits are the latest advertising medium. See Canal Mills specials.

Ad. Did you taste those hot biscuits at Ware & Pickering=s last Saturday made from Canal Mills flour?

Ad. Those elegant hot biscuits at Kroenert & Austin=s last Monday were made from Canal Mills flour and French powder.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Kroenert & Austin=s special notices this week are unusually interesting.

Ad. What Shal I Get to Eat? Kroenert & Austin have Cranberry Sauce, Green Cabbage, Fancy Mixed Pickles, Canned Beef, Comb Honey, Curtice Bros.= Yellow Peaches in syrup, California Evaporated Peaches, peeled, Pitted Cherries, Raspberries, Mackerel in mustard, Brook Trout, Salmon, Breakfast Bacon, Ham, Mackerel in Bulk. The Diamond Front.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

We call attention to the Aad@ of Benedict & Owen, implement dealers, in this issue.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Mrs. Major Donaldson, of Sterling, Kansas, is in the city, visiting with Mjrs. R. E. Grubbs.

The Free Methodist Church of this city will be dedicated one week from next Sunday.

We under the Winfield boys want to play our men another game of base ball soon.

Tillman, of the Original Tennesseeans, is undoubtedly the most popular colored baritone living.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Houghton & Kirkpatrick=s new Aad@ this week has good news for all the ladies especially. Read it.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Garth & Co. Have secured ten years= lease on the Otoe reservation for range purposes, and will fence immediately.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Our old time friend, Dave Finney, of the Indian Territory, was in our city last week and favored us with a pleasant visit.

Dr. Reed was called away last week to Davenport, Iowa, to attend the bedside of his brother, Rev. S. B. Reed, who was reported dying.

The office of the Southwestern Stage company has been removed to the first door south of the Diamond Front grocery. CAL. FERGUSON, Proprietor.

Mr. and Mrs. Bitting and Miss Julia Deming, of Wichita, spent last Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in this city, visiting Mrs. J. L. Huey and Mrs. F. W. Farrar.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

C. R. Sipes= new Aad@ this week will be of incalculable benefit to parties in need of anything in his line.

AD. C. R. SIPES, -DEALER IN- HARDWARE. I keep the largest stock and greatest variety of Stoves and Ranges in the city. Cistern Pumps, Lead Pipe, Bird Cages, Refrigerators, Coal Oil Stoves, Gasoline Stoves, Dinner Pails, and Lunch Boxes--nine different styles. I employ more tinners than any shop in the county, and would like to do your work.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Geo. Wright, who has recently left the drug business, will soon begin reading medicine, and will attend his first course of medical lectures in St. Louis this fall.

The base ball season opened last Saturday. The best league game was that between the New York and Metropolitan clubs, at New York City, the score standing 2 to 1.

Mr. Vincent Hawkins has sold his farm east of the Walnut to an Iowa party, and will hereafter be numbered among the throng claiming citizenship in the canal city.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Heck one day last week. The gentleman is on the road for Landes, Beall & Co., and intends to make Arkansas City his future home.

Some 230 persons took dinner at the Leland house in this city last Thursday. A. W. Patterson assumed control of the house on that day, which full accounts for the above handsome showing.

Taylor & Huyck, our new milliners, had their grand opening last week, and the display made was elegant in the extreme. The ladies have samples of imported and home goods which must be seen to be appreciated.

H. P. Farrar=s new residence will be situated on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, opposite Mr. Matlack=s residence, and work thereon will be commenced as soon as the plans are approved.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Amid the hurry and bustle of our every-day business life we take time to thank the giver of all good that the blind street fiddler has changed his spots, and we hope he will never have cause to regret his last move.

Remember that the Equal Suffrage society meets tomorrow afternoon with the secretary, Mrs. H. P. Farrar. Quite an interesting programme is laid out for this meeting, and it is hoped there will be a general attendance.

The new city council have appointed the following gentlemen to official positions for the ensuing year. City treasurer, C. R. Sipes; city clerk, James Benedict; street commissioner, ____ Stroup; marshal, Wm. Gray; water works commissioner, Ed. Malone.

Mr. L. T. Lemon, secretary and treasurer of the Richmond City (Indiana) Mill works, was in our city during the past week. The machinery for the Roller Mills was put in by Mr. Lemon=s firm, with which our millers, Landes & Beall, were formerly connected.

Fishing parties are the rage now, and those who have more time than anything else to dispose of walk gaily to the Arkansas River dam, patiently fondle the waters for a few hours, and come back home under the protecting care of darkness, with the usual fisherman=s luck.

Many parties are in the habit of throwing their dead chickens or other refuse matter into the alleys back of their houses. This might do well enough if no one else lived near them, but the rapid growth of our city will not admit of such country practices, and if these people haven=t more sense than to continue them, it will be necessary to invoke the city marshal=s services to stop it.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

The Republicans of East and West Bolton Township are requested to meet at their usual places of voting on Thursday, April 17, 1884, at 3 o=clock p.m., to chosse delegates and alternates to the county convention at Winfield, Saturday, April 19. The apportionment is as follows: East Bolton, two delegates and two alternates; West Bolton, three delegates and three alternates. J. D. GUTHRIE, Chairman Com.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

On Wednesday evening, April 2, during a heavy north wind, a prairie fire came down on Kirkpatrick & Nichols= range at the mouth of South Coon, on the Arkansas, and though the herders were in a measure prepared for such an emergency, before the cattle could be got off the heavy grass, six head were burned to death and many more or less scorched. Stewart & Hodges also lost some, though the exact number is not yet known. Nothing but the hard, effective, and quick work of Mr. Kirkpatrick=s herders saved him from the loss of his entire herd.






Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Kansas City and Southwestern R. R.

Messrs. Latham and Young, of Chicago, were in our city yesterday and held a railroad meeting in Highland Hall. The gist of the proposition submitted is that the road is to be built by township aid, and $35,000 in Creswell Township bonds is asked for, in return for a similar amount of capital stock thereof. The road is to be constructed from a point in the Flint Hills, where it will join the Frisco road, yet no bonds are to be delivered till the road is in running order from Arkansas City to said points on the St. Louis and San Francisco road. The construction of this end of the road, which when completed will give a direct communication to Kansas City, is much facilitated by a temporary connection with the St. L. & S. F.

R. R. Hence, the above clause in the propostion. The road from Kansas City to Arkansas City would give us a direct trunk line, and fully sixty miles shorter than any line now in existence. Of this proposition we only say it appears fair, and is at least worth the consideration of our people.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Messrs. Windsor & Roberts are taking active measures to ferret out the parties who cut their wire fence some two weeks ago, and propose to make it warm for the guilty ones if they succeed in catching them. There is a standing reward of $500 by the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association, which will be paid for each and every conviction of wire cutting or otherwise destroying range property in the Territory. As we said last week, the farmers along the line may have cause for grievance, real or fancied, but to resort to willful destruction is a very poor recourse. We are not certain but that a fence along the line will to a certain extent be beneficial to the farmers, as we understand the oil company leave a gap at every road into the Territory, and in no way interfere with the farmers hauling wood from the nation, and offer free pasturage to the cattle of farmers living along the line, thus saving them from the trouble of protecting their fields from straying cattle. At all events, Messrs. Windsor & Roberts are determined that the wire fence shall stand, and if opposition is continued, it looks as though serious trouble might result. With no desire to hastily champion either side=s cause, we submit to our farmer friends that at present Messrs. Windsor & Roberts have the law on their side, and that the proper way to remedy a wrong is through the courts--not by placing themselves in the rank of criminals. We trust there will be no further trouble.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

The Leland Opening.

As announced in last week=s TRAVELER, the Leland was opened under the management of its former proprietor, A. W. Patterson, on last Thursday, and everybody was invited to the noonday feast, which was as free as the water of life--without money and without price.

A. W. has a well merited reputation as a landlord in this country, and the news that he was once more at the head of this favorite resort was hailed with pleasure by the lovers of good eating and courteous treatment. Some two hundred and thirty partook of the Leland=s hospitality last Thursday. With one voice the guests pronounced it the best dinner ever served in this city. Mine host says that he will have such dinners every day now, with equally palatable morning and evening meals. There is no denying that APat@ is what is generally known as a rustler for business, and if setting good tables with everything that money can buy, having it well cooked and well served, and looking after the convenience of guests, will avail anything, the Leland will certainly be crowded. It was during Mr. Patterson=s regime that the new part of the Leland was built, which furnishes the best of accommodations for the traveling public, and now that he has once more assumed control, we bespeak for him the success he merits.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

If our people were only aware of it, one of the finest drives in the state could be made between this city and the Indian school, five miles south. It is a common remark of strangers visiting Arkansas City that in addition to our fine location, thriving business, etc., we are surrounded by many points of interest to tourists, and should take pride in keeping the roads thereto in good condition. We believe if the proper efforts were made, the road leading to the Territory could be made good and solid. Of course, it will take some time and much work, but if done in a business like manner--making it perfect in sections, instead of stringing out work and money all over it at one time, to little or no good--we believe it will prove a paying investment for the city, township, and all concerned. There is no more beautiful country in Kansas than that lying on either side of the Territory road, and a more popular driveway could not be found.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

How many people like to have chickens running loose in their gardens?--especially some other person=s chickens. Yet there are families in this city who take all the care in the world to protect their gardens from their own chickens, but let said chickens run loose upon their neighbors= premises. From the talk we hear, we are led to remark that some of these fine mornings there will be a chicken famine in some families, and no one will be to blame except the owners of the fowls. No one has a right to let chickens run loose to destroy other people=s property, and the aggrieved parties will be doing a righteous act in sending the depredators the way of all flesh. A hint to the wise should be sufficient.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Knights of Pythias. Round trip tickets from Arkansas City to New Orleans will be placed on sale Friday, April 18, and continue till Monday, April 21, for the extraordinary low figure of $21.30, good for thirty days--issued only to Knights of Pythias desiring to attend the national meeting of their order at New Orleans next week. Parties contemplating taking this trip should at once notify Mr. Ingersoll, as tickets will not be sent here unless there is a demand for them. Any further information can be obtained by calling upon Mr. Ingersoll at the depot.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

The Republican voters of Creswell Township are requested to meet at the office of I. H. Bonsall, on Thursday, April 17, 1884, at 3 o=clock, to choose six delegates and six alternates, to the nominating convention at Winfield on Saturday, April 19, 1884, for the purpose of electing two delegates and two alternates to the national Republican convention at Chicago, June 3, 1884, and to nominate one candidate for member of congress from Third district. I. H. BONSALL, Chairman Township Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

A jolly quartette of couples, composed of J. C. Topliff and Miss Walton, Rev. J. O. Campbell and Miss Medbury, F. J. Hess and Miss Johnson, and Mr. Houghton and Miss Love, took a pleasure trip to Ponca and Otoe agencies last week. They report the best of treatment and a most enjoyable time.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Notice. No one is authorized to purchase any supplies or material for the Commercial Building, except the superintendent, and all bills must have his order attached thereto. GEO. E. HASIE, President.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Ad. Buy the Deering Twine Binder and you will get a good one. For sale by Cunningham.

Ad. Cultivators, $18, at Cunningham=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Ad. Stockmen, Attention! Remember that Early Orange cane seed will make double the yield of any cane that grows. 20 tons to the acre sown with millet. Special discount on 100 bushel lots. For prices, etc., address, J. S. Alter, Geuda Sp[rings, or Kroenert & Austin, of Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Ad. A Rare Chance. I will rent my farm in Bolton Township, with commodious residence, cellars, windmill forcing water to house, and stockyards, on a five years= lease. Stock and implements can also be bought if desired. Also the growing crops. Address F. Lorry, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.

Ad. Auction Sale. If you have any property you want to sell, or if you want to buy anything, go to the Star Livery Sale yard. Auction sale every Saturday. Thompson & Woodin.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 23, 1884.


The TRAVELER last week ordered a new power press and the type and other material sufficient to print both sides at home, thus discarding our Apatent.@ This step is rendered necessary by our increased patronage, and is only in keeping with the marvelous prosperity of our city and county. With the greater facilities thus at our hands for making a better house paper, we shall increase our efforts in this line, knowing that they will be appreciated by the hundreds of subscribers that have stood by the TRAVELER for so many years. The change will be made as soon as the material and press can be put in working order--in a few weeks at the farthest.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 23, 1884.


GENTLEMEN: During the last four years I have had from you a most flattering trade, and I have endeavored to keep pace with your wants; and this spring I have had the pleasure of opening here the largest and best stocked warehouse in the state of Kansas, with all the necessary arrangements and ample means to conduct the business. My trade this spring has been very much beyond my expectations. While I laid in a heavier stock than ever before, I have been obliged to double and treble my orders on all spring goods. My trade on Deering Binders will be fully four times as large as last year. I will in all probability sell one hundred Deering Twine Binders this year, basing my calculation on the number of orders I now have as compared with what I had last year at this time.

My competitors, who have been idling around all spring, waiting for trade to open, are now beginning to see that trade has been open for some time, and that I have been doing all the business, leaving them worse off than they were last year, as they have a lot of goods they are not going to sell this year. They are just beginning to find out that they are out of their sphere. They had better return to their past vocations; they will do better thus than by selling farm machinery.

They say someone has treated them unfairly; that someone has misrepresented their machines, and that they believe dishonorable dealing don=t pay, and square dealing does pay. I am glad they do believe that. I believe so too. Now please compare their business and mine and see who deals squarely and who deals dishonorably.

My business pays. I do believe square dealing pays, but in order to deal thus you must have the right kind of goods to deal squarely with. Competitors cannot deal squarely and say this plow is as good as the Flying Dutchman, or this wagon is as good as the Bain wagon, or the Mitchell wagon, or this windmill is as good as the Eclipse windmill, or this binder is as good as the Deering binder. That would not be so. It would not be according to their motto: ASare deling pays.@ My business pays.

Yours, truly, GEO. W. CUNNINGHAM.





Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

J. H. Sherburne was in town yesterday.

Mrs. C. Schiffbauer returned from Kansas City last week.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell passed through town last Friday en route for Topeka.

Several good rains visited this section Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Mr. James McD. Gardiner, of Tokio, Japan, was in the city last week visiting with relatives!

The TRAVELER office last week turned out job work to the amount of $50 for A. W. Patterson of the Leland.

Wanted. By Mrs. J. L. Huey, a girl to do general housework in a small family. Good wages will be paid.

John Sawyer, while unloading furniture from a wagon last Saturday in the west part of town, fell and broke his leg.

Wanted. A girl to do housework. Small family (man and wife), easy work, and good wages. Inquire of Will V. McConn.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

From the Cheyenne Transporter we learn that the officers= quarters at Ft. Reno were destroyed by fire on Thursday, 10th inst.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

It is with pleasure we learn that Mr. Will Carlisle has concluded to stay with us, and practice as a physician in our city. The gentleman has secured office rooms over Matlack=s store.

We received a very pleasant call last Saturday from H. M. Austin, of Leavenworth, who was in the city visiting his brother, Frank Austin. The gentleman returned home on Monday last.

Mrs. S. A. Baird has sold her interest in the Southern Millinery to Miss Abbie Hayne. The business however will still be conducted under the firm name of Miss L. Mann & Co., and at the old stand.

Our grocerymen, McLaughlin Bros., last week sold to A. W. Patterson, of the Leland, for the month of April, goods to the amount of $300. Somebody evidently eats once in awhile at the Leland.

The Mite society of the Baptist Church, of Arkansas City, will hold an ice cream and cake social at the residence of Mrs. Landes, on Friday next, at 7 p.m. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

The First Baptist society of Arkansas City will entertain the Baptist society of Winfield at the residence of Mrs. N. T. Snyder, on Friday, April 25. Dinner at 1 o=clock, to which all friends are cordially invited.






Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

The dedicatory services of the First Methodist Church, of this city, will be held next Sunday, April 27. Services will be conducted by Rev. Leonardson, of Emporia, assisted by Revs. Harris and Putney, of Wellington.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Mr. A. A. Newman has fenced in block 47 in Arkansas City and planted quite a number of shade trees thereon. This is an investment that will pay handsomely every timne, and we advise all lot holders to go and do likewise.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

DIED. Mrs. Porter, mother of Mrs. John Kerr, died last Friday evening, and was buried on Sunday. She formerly lived near the Parker schoolhouse, was a most estimable lady, and will long be remembered by a large circle of friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Messrs. Landes & Beall, of the Arkansas City Roller Mills, now have their office, with telephone communication with their mill, in the front part of the Arkansas City Bank, where their patrons are invited to call.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Mr. W. L. Aldridge, our lumber man, is putting up an elegant residence near the schoolhouse, in this city, and the same is rapidly approaching completion. It will be quite an addition to the architectural attractions of that part of our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

The case against Ward by Blevins, over a dead and buried horse, was dismissed by the plaintiff last Monday. Blevins concluded that it would pay him better to clean up offal about his own place than to have some other man rebury a horse.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

The delegates elected at Winfield last Saturday to the congressional convention were instructed in favor of B. W. Perkins, and the delegates to the state convention were pledged in the interests of Blaine. Torrance carried the delegates to the judicial convention.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Regular services will be held in the Free Methodist Church, of Arkansas City, each Sabbath morning at 11 o=clock, and evening at 7:30 o=clock. Weekly prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 o=clock.





Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick has now completed his residence on Fifth Street. The main part is 16 x 28 feet, 14 feet high, with an ell

20 x 24, 10 feet high, contains nine rooms, and is elegantly painted and fitted with every convenience to make a comfortable home.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Peter Pearson says he can stand the loss of his barn, the burning of his valuable hearse, and other property; but when he was asked to pay 25 cents for a barrel of water said to have been thrown on the burning building, he was all broke up, and we don=t wonder at it.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Mr. S. B. Adams returned from his Texas trip last Friday, reporting everything prosperous in the Lone Star state. Some of his kind friends have figured out a Colorado trip for him, so he has learned since his return, but for the present he contemplates keeping house in this city.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

The fire of last week powerfully urges the necessity of an efficient system of water works in the city. The supply of water upon an emergency of this kind is conspicuous by its absence and in the case of the above fire, it was only by the merest luck in the way of location and direction of the wind that prevented an appalling destruction of property. [Reckon this is a reference to Pearson fire.]


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Notice. There will be a meeting of the Arkansas Valley Guards at I. H. Bonsall=s office, Saturday evening, at 7 o=clock. All the old soldiers are requested to be present, as there will be a reorganization of the company, and other important business to be transacted. C. G. THOMPSON, Captain Commanding Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

A Big Planting. Frank J. Hess, our energetic real estate man, has made another commendable break. This time Frank has gone to the root of the business and proposes to improve his property from the ground up. With this object in view, he has set out about 500 forest and 100 fruit trees on lots owned by him in blocks 71, 59, and others, and in addition thereto has fenced in and planted shade trees all around block 40 in this city. The gentleman fully realizes that there are Amillions@ in this kind of a business speculation, and we hope his example will be generally followed by our people.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

School Bond Meetings.

At the regular monthly meeting of the school board of district No. 2, held at the office of F. J. Hess, April 3, 1884, the following business was transacted. Bills received and approved.

Petition from the pupils for an electric machine read and tabled.

A contract was made and agreed to with Prof. J. C. Weir, of Baxter Springs, Kansas, to superintend our schools for the term of 1884 and 1885, consisting of eight months, at the salary of $1,100 for the term. The contract was to be so made that the board could dismiss Prof. Weir at any time for cause shown, he assuming entire control, management, and hiring of teachers. The principal teacher and the two primary teachers are to receive $50 per month each and the other two teachers $40 per month each. It was agreed by the board that the Cowley County Bank receive $200 for the disposal and sale of the $10,000 bonds of the district, issued for the purpose of erecting a school building. Adjourned, FRANK J. HESS, Clerk.

At a special meeting of the school board of district No. 2, held at F. J. Hess= office, April 19, bids for the erection of the new school building were opened as follows.

John Q. Ashton, of Lawrence, Kansas: $9,495.

Smith & White, Wellington, Kansas:@ $11,700.

R. R. Beard, A. Stewart, and A. McLeod, Arkansas City, (brick): $11,425.

R. R. Beard, A. Stewart, and A. McLeod, Arkansas City, (stone):


The bid of John Q. Ashton, of Lawrence, was accepted.

Messrs. Howard & Coonrod were instructed to erect lightning rods on the present school building, they to enter into bonds to keep the same in good repairs for five years, and to receive remuneration therefor in district orders payable February 1, 1886, without interest. A petition numerously signed was presented to the board in favor of this measure, hence their action as above.

Miss Annie Hunt=s resignation, to take effect at the expiration of the eighth school month, was accepted. Adjourned. F. J. HESS, Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Barn Burned. Last Thursday afternoon our citizens were startled by the cry of AFire!@ and the dense column of smoke seen in the south-eastern part of town convinced everybody that there was something in it. It proved to be the barn of Peter Pearson, our furniture man. His little boy, aged some five or six years, had raked together a lot of rubbish in the alley at the rear of the stable, and was having a Acamp fire,@ as he afterwards explained; but, unfortunately it got beyond his control, and almost before the lad knew it the fire had communicated itself to the stable. Inside the stable were some coffins, a fine hearse, some harness, and other articles of less value, all of which were complete destroyed, making a total loss of about $1,000. A very high wind was prevailing at the time, and for half an hour the chances seemed favorable for a general conflagration in that neighborhood, which however was prevented by the strenuous efforts of the crowd. A small stable belonging to Mr. Eddy was burned, and considerable fencing was either burned or destroyed, which is the extent of the damages. Mr. Pearson=s loss is complete, as he carried no insurance. He has ordered a new hearse, which will be here in a couple of weeks.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

R. B. Wilson, the famous blind-tiger man, came to the front again last week in the person of a hook-nosed, goggle-eyed attorney named Weston. It will be remembered that Wilson is suing several of our citizens for the trifle of $13,000, in payment for tipping over Frank J. Hess= house and spilling $4.50 worth of whiskey and two kegs of beer for the weeping Wilson. His attorney, Weson, a recent importation from the land of hoop poles and pumpkins, now laying around Elk Falls, this state, formally notified the defendants last week that they must appear in person or by attorney in Marion and Shelbyville, Indiana, on the 28th and 29th of this month, to answer to depositions that will be taken in those towns at the time specified. W. P. Hackney, of Winfield, and A. J. Pyburn, of this city, are attorneys for the defendants, and will see to it that Mr. Wilson=s $13,000 is properly cared for. Just where Lawyer Weston is to get his money does not appear as Wilson only had $100 to start in with after being run out of Marion Center, or some other town north of us.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

The Southern Millinery.

Our ladies will please take notice that Miss L. Mann & Co., of the Southern Millinery, have just received a large and elegantly assorted stock of new spring goods embracing the latest novelties in hats, feathers, flowers, ribbons, laces, and millinery goods in general, to which they invite the attention of their patrons and the public at large.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

We are glad to notice the arrival last Monday, from Atchison County, Missouri, of Mr. Holloway and family, who have temporarily secured a part of T. J. Gilbert=s house and propose to make their future home with us. Mr. Holloway is interested in the stock business with T. J. Gilbert & Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

The Wichita Eagle will soon issue a daily. Wichita is the great city of Western Kansas, and the Eagle most ably represents the prosperity of its home.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Ad. Big Mules. 1 large span of mules for sale. Pink Fouts, Willow Springs.

Ad. Strayed. A dun mare pony five years old. The finder will be liberally rewarded by informing R. L. Marshall.

Ad. For Sale. Five High grade Shorthorn two-year old Bulls. John A. Smith, Silverdale P. O.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 23, 1884.

Ad. When you get one of those light draft Easterly Binders of Benedict & Owen, you get the best--and you can get the repairs, too.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 30, 1884.


A Poland China sow belonging to J. A. Bryan, Cowley County, gave birth to eighteen pigs, a few days since.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Read F. J. Hess= mammoth Aad@ this week. [I SKIPPED.]

Anthony, Kansas, is soon to have the telephone.

Col. Pollock was in town several days the past week.

Kroenert & Austin had fresh strawberries yesterday.

A glorious heavy rain visited this section Monday night.

A sure road to wealth! Start a saloon in the midst of an Oklahoma colony.

DIED. John Beck, a cowboy, died at the Farmers= house in this city on last Monday.

The festive claim jumper still circulates in the western part of Harper and eastern Barber County.

Messrs. Kroenert & Austin last week filled out over 100 teams with supplies for the Oklahoma lands.

Dr. J. T. Shepard we understand will now devote himself exclusively to the practice of his profession.

Mr. Cal. Dean returned from his Colorado trip last Monday, looking considerably improved thereby.

Mr. J. B. Warner of Middlebury, Indiana, arrived in the city and is staying with his son-in-law, C. Hutchins.

DIED. Mrs. Holton, of Geuda Springs, died last Monday, and the body was shipped east from this city yesterday.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Our new press and material are now en route, and we hope to be running in good shape in about two weeks.

We had the pleasure of meeting Major Worth of Nebraska last week while he was visiting former friends in our city.

Captain J. B. Nipp and Dr. Z. Carlisle left for Topeka last Monday, where they go as delegates to the state convention.

Cap. Siverd was in our city yesterday on legal business, and rounded us up in good shape. We are always glad to see Cap.

Thanks to the courtesy of our liveryman, J. W. Patterson, we last Saturday morning took in the town with all its manifold improvements.

The quarterly report of the Kansas= state board of agriculture came duly to hand, and as usual is full of valuable information and statistics.

With the ice cream season fairly upon us the young man without a girl shakes hands with himself and puts a dollar to his credit on Saturday night.







Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

We call attention to the new Aad@ of J. H. Punshon, dealer in furniture, carpets, etc. which appears in the TRAVELER supplement this week.

BIG AD. LATEST FROM OKLAHOMA. NEW FIRM. NEW GOODS. J. H. PUNSHON Keeps a full stock of FURNITURE Embracing Parlor Suites, Bedroom Suites, Office and Kitchen Furniture, Carpets and Undertaking Goods, which he will sell C H E A P. Don=t forget the place. Opposite Nipp=s stable.

South Summit St., Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Parties desirous of visiting the Oklahoma country have now the benefit of Captain Nipp=s stage line to that much talked about section of the footstool.

A glance at the men running this Oklahoma craze ought to be sufficient to convince a sensible man that it cannot amount to anything but loss to them.

Mr. George Heltkam & Son have purchased the stock of clothing lately owned by R. A. Houghton, and will conduct the same in conjunction with a tailoring establishment.

DeLands, of Fairport, New York, are always abreast of the times. They quickly seize upon every possible means of improvement, and in consequence their soda is superior to all others.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Capt. Nipp last Monday sold out his entire livery stock and barn, only reserving his private team, to Mr. L. H. Braden of Illinois. The latter gentleman assumed control the same day.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Mr. J. H. Sherburne of Ponca Agency, accompanied by his wife and son and Miss Lockley, were in the city last week visiting relatives, returning to the Territory on Monday morning.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Those elegant programmes circulated in the Highland hall last week by the TRAVELER office, and perfumed by Mowery & Sollitt, were a new departure, and elicited many compliments.

Remember that the TRAVELER office has a complete stock of new material and stationery for the turning out of first-class job work. Bring in your orders and they shall be promptly filled.

Mr. Hall, the genial landlord of the Central at Geuda, was in our city yesterday, and amonst their luxuries secured a lot of the first strawberries in town. We had half a notion to take supper with him.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Ira Barnett left for Chicago yesterday morning with two car loads of cattle, which he has been feeding this winter. Ira says Kansas City is not offering the cattle men as good a market now as is Chicago, but that he does not intend to be forced into a low market; hence he goes to Chicago. He is accompanied by T. J. Gilbert.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

We call attention to the dissolution notice of Ward & Coryell in this issue, and in connection therewith desire to state that Mr. Ward will still continue in the transfer line, and while thanking his partner for past favors hopes for a continuance of the same in the future.

Dissolution Notice. Notice is hereby given that the firm of Ward & Coryell, lately doing a transfer business in Arkansas City, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, Mr. Coryell retiring. All accounts against the firm should be handed to Mr. Ward at once for settlement.




Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Mr. T. J. Gilbert has leased of the council of the Kaw Nation, a half mile strip on the north of their reservation and joining the state line with an area of about 3,140 acres. This is a good enough thing for the Kaws and reflects credit upon the management of Mr. D. D. Keeler, acting superintendent of the tribe and their council.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

In calling attention to the change in the firm at the Central Drug Store, which will be seen by the notice in another column, we have to say that really no change in the management but only in the ownership of the establishment takes place; consequently, the Central Drug Store will continue to be as heretofore one of the most popular of our business houses.

Dissolution Notice. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, heretofore doing business in this city under the firm name of B. H. Dixon & Co., have this day dissolved partnership, Dr. J. T. Shepard retiring. The business will in the future be conducted by Mr. Ben H. Dixon.



Arkansas City, Kansas, April 30, 1884.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Dr. Wm. McMullen, of the Burlington Medical Surgical Institute and eay and ear infirmary, will be in Arkansas City May 1, 1884. The doctor is a practicing physician of many years= experience, and has been exceptionally successful in his specialities, the eye and ear. Anyone desiring treatment of these organs will consult their own welfare by calling upon the doctor while in our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

In company with our Winfield friends, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickock, Mrs. Sherer, Mrs. Branhan, Mrs. J. S. Hunt, and Mrs. A. P. Johnson, we visited the Chilocco schools last week. In the absence of the superintendent, Mr. Fred. Barrett courteously did the honors and ushered us through the rooms. In the schoolrooms we were entertained by the pupils singing, which they performed very credibly under the direction of their teachers, Misses Test and McElevaine.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

The stone masons at work on the Commercial block requested last Saturday that they be allowed to quit work an hour earlier on Saturday. Mr. Hasie, who is superintending the work, was home and sick at the time, and in his absence the request was refused, whereupon the men quite work immediately. As soon as Mr. Hasie heard of it, the demand was conceded, and the masons resumed work Monday noon. It is to be hoped there will be no more trouble.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

The city council met last Saturday night and passed an ordinance creating an occupation tax. As is natural, this step meets with considerable opposition, but the council has acted for what it deemed the best interest of the city, and in this light this new departure is entitled to a fair trial. That the city should be in receipt of more revenue, there is no doubt. The only question was the manner in which the extra revenue should be raised--some contending for a direct and general taxation on all citizens, but the majority decided in favor of taxing the various business firms. Following are the different amounts levied upon the respective businesses.

Hotels and restaurants, dealers in lumber, dry goods, and groceries, dry goods, wholesale stores--$25 per annum.

Contractors, druggists, grocers, butchers, livery men, furniture dealers, harness and saddle makers, express and telegraph companies, or their agents, agricultural implement dealers, and for each omnibus--$20.

Confectioners, restaurant keepers, notion dealers, real estate agents, draymen--$15.

Auctioneers, bowling alleys, stationers, stove and tin dealers, clothiers, boot and shoe stores, coal dealers, and for each pool or billiard table--$10.

Attorneys, physicians, dealers in fruit and game, cigar stores--$5.

Peddlers, hawkers, etc., $2 per day, provided no person is taxed for the sale of the products of his farm, garden, skill, or industry.

The circus must pay $25 per day, while all theaters, concerts, etc., are taxed $5 per day.

Violators of this ordinance are to be punished by a fine of not less thatn $1 nor more than $50.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.


The periodic Oklahoma fever is now raging, and our city is full of men waiting to enter the promised land. A squad of them made a start some two weeks ago, and last Friday one of them came in town, hungry, foot-sore, weary and bedraggled, and reported that they had met the enemy and were theirs. He made his escape by swimming the river, and came on to the state with dispatches for Payne and Gordon, but Uncle Sam=s troops were entertaining the great body of Oklahomaites, and were looking very closely to the comfort of the invaders. After the returning pioneer had met the enterprising Gordon, editor of the War Chief (which has been on the verge of appearing for the last week), he changed his tune, and said everything was O. K. But his private opinion is that he has got enough of Oklahoma, and he wants to go home.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Baptist Dinner.

The dinner given by the ladies of the Baptist Church of Arkansas City at the residence of Mrs. N. T. Snyder last Friday was quite a social event, nearly one hundred persons participating in the luxuries provided. Quite a delegtion of Winfield friends were present, among whom we noticed:

Mr. and Mrs. Cairns, Mr. and Mrs. Hickock, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Johnson, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Waite, Mrs. Sherer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpick, Mrs. Capt. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phenix, Mrs. Branham, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Collins, Miss C. Bliss, Miss Tiner. The affair was enjoyable in the extreme and in its management our ladies certainly achieved unusual success.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

To the Oklahomaites.

We take pleasure in publishing the following letter, which we hope will soothe the agitated Oklahoma bosoms in this community. It comes from a locality where the best information on this subject exists, and is worth more than all the loud mouth buncombe given by Payne and his fellow leaders.

Darlington, Indian Territory, April 24, 1884.

ED. TRAVELER: Just a line or two to say that you can tell your readers that the invaders are now being ejected from what is called Oklahoma. Three companies of troops, in command of Capt. Carroll of the Ninth cavalry, met Payne on the ground. The trespassers will be summarily ejected under more stringent orders than formerly.

Yours, etc. L. MERRITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

At an adjourned meeting of the county commissioners, held on Tuesday of last week, the petition calling for an election on the question of issuing township bonds in aid of the Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad company was considered and a special election called, to be held on the 3rd of June next. This is the road we mentioned two weeks ago. The proposition is the most satisfactory and business like of any ever submitted to our people. Not a dollar in bonds is issued until the road is built and in operation in this city, and the township holds an equal amount of the stock of the railroad company for every dollar in bonds issued. There is no doubt this company means business.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

To Oklahoma. Captain Nipp has already completed arrangements and purchased the stock, etc., for the equipment of a stage line from Arkansas City to Oklahoma, the initial trip on which will be run this week. From the city to Otoe Agency, the line will be run in conjunction with the Southwestern Stage Co., but from that point to Oklahoma, it will be an independent line. Elegant stages for this line have been purchased, in one of which we took a ride last Sunday, and therefore know whereof we speak.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the Perry House in this city, on Saturday, April 26, 1884, by Rev. J. O. Campbell, in the presence of a few friends, Mr. Carlos M. Cheney to Miss Rose Lacourt, of New Britain, Connecticut. The happy couple left for their home in the Territory the following morning, where they are followed by the congratulations and best wishes of their friends for a long and happy life, in which the TRAVELER heartily concurs.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Kroenert & Austin received from the south yesterday the first strawberries of the season. The hungry boarding house man will stroll around occasionally and look at them.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

Strayed. A small dun pony five years old. The finder will be liberally rewarded by informing R. L. Marshall.










4. J. N. FLORER.

5. N. W. PARLIN.








11. C. M. SCOTT.

12. BURKE & MARTIN - P. O. Address, Red Rock, Indian Territory. Range on the Cimarron river, south of McClellan=s. Horse Brand: [?] on left shoulder. Cattle are branded on both sides. [B & M]

13. T. J. Gilbert & Co.

14. J. B. NIPP.


Range on Turkey and Possum creeks, west of Ponca Agency, I. T.

Horse brand same as cattle.

Ear marks--Smooth crop on left and smaller fork and over-bit on right. LOOKED LIKE Sh with bar underneath on cattle depicted.

16. T. E. BERRY & BROS.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 7, 1884.


Dodge City Times: The loss among cattle during the past year is the greatest that has occurred for sevral years past. Mr. Longendyke and also Mr. J. H. Baker estimate their loss for the year at about ten percent. This winter losses will proably reach as high as six or eight percent. These are fair representations of losses among range herded cattle generally in this locality.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

M. B. Vawter expects to move into his new house this week.

Captain Stover, late of Iola, Kansas, is now clerk in charge at Otoe agency.

Col. E. C. Manning spent several days last week visiting the county seat.

Mr. H. R. Darrough of Bolton, favored us with an appreciated call last week.

Our townsman, Mr. Wm. Gardiner, last Saturday celebrated his 88th birthday.

Boy wanted to do chores around an office a short time each day. Inquire at TRAVELER office.

A. Buzzi, of Bolton, has our thanks for an elegant bunch of asparagus left on our table last week.

The board of equalization, to equalize taxes, are in session at Winfield. Anyone wanting redress must appear before them.

Will Griffith, after a month=s jaunt through the Southern states, returned last Monday to the Italian skies of Cowley County.

Turk More doesn=t seem to Atake@ to any great extent with the Arkansas City public. The gross receipts were just $10 last Thursday night.

Miss Anna Hunt leaves for Winfield next Saturday afternoon, and will soon resume her duties in the registry departmens of the Winfield post office.

The Ladies= Aid society of the Presbyterian Church, of Arkansas City, will meet tomorrow, Thursday afternoon, at 2 o=clock, with Mrs. Dr. Shepard.

The ladies of the Baptist Church of Arkansas City will hold their semi-monthly meeting with Mrs. J. H. Trask at 2 o=clock p.m. on Friday next.






Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

L. E. Woodin, Jr., late clerk in charge of Otoe agency, came up from the Territory last week with his family and has decided to make Arkansas City his home.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Mr. T. V. McConn started for Saratoga, New York, on Monday last, where he goes as a delegate to the general assembly of the Presbyterian Church of America.

The Ladies= Home and Foreign Missionary society, of Arkansas City, will meet in the Presbyterian Church today at 3 o=clock p.m. Subject for consideration, Siam and Taos.

Ware & Pickering supplied the river surveyors with provisions necessary to last them through the Territory. W. & P. Are generally on hand when there is a good thing floating around.

A man never feels more enthused over the subject of Oklahoma than when he is emerging from some back alley afterr a brief but loving interview with a bottle of prescription whiskey.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

The attention of builders and contractors is called to the advertisement of J. C. Topliff in this issue, for proposals for the erection of a store building on Summit street, this city.

Ad. To Contractors. Sealed proposals will be received by the undersigned at the post office in Arkansas City until 6 p.m. on the 17th day of May, 1884, for the whole or for separate branches of labor and materials complete for a store room to be built in Arkansas City, Kansas, in accordance with drawings and specifications, which can be seen at post office on and after May 10, 1884. JAMES C. TOPLIFF.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Mr. Frank Beall last Monday purchased of Al Dean lot 8 in block 58, in this city, for $150. This gives Mr. Beall four lots, and will make his new residence property much more desirable.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Berry Gatewood=s drive of 2,000 choice one and two year old steers have passed through Fort Worth en route to Dodge City, Kansas. They came from Ennis County, and will be for sale on arrival.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

The TRAVELER office has been getting more light, i.e., another window, which has bothered us considerably in the way of working. This was rendered necessary in making arrangements for our new press.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

C. M. Scott and R. A. Houghton made a purchase of five head of Polled Angus males at Wellington last week. The cheapest animal sold at Mathews= sale of imported Galloway stock, last Saturday, was a yearling calf for $350.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Christian Services. Elder S. C. Frazer will hold morning services in the schoolhouse in this city next Lord=s day at 11 o=clock, also in the evening at 7:00 o=clock. Cordial invitation to attend extended to all.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. James M. Phillips, of this city, on Sunday, April 20, a girl. The little lady=s arrival was unaccountably overlooked by our reporter, who herewith tenders an apology for the unintentional neglect.

Prof. L. D. Davis, of Pawnee agency, was in our city over Sunday visiting his family, which at present are staying with relatives here. He returned to the Territory on Tuesday.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Under the ordinance passed by the council at their meetig on Saturday, April 26, the city clerk has issued sixty-two licenses and received therefrom the sum of $995. This sum will be expended upon our streets and in making other needed improvements.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Rev. R. M. Overstreet, of Emporia, financial agent of the college, will preach in the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath, on Christian education.

We regret to announce that Mrs. Jennie Seyfer is lying dangerously ill at the residence of Ira Barnett, suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism of the heart. Her many friends will watch anxiously for her recovery, which we hope will be speedy and sure.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

We received a pleasant call from Dr. Mitchell, late of Gerlaw, Illinois, who has decided to cast his lot with us. He has secured offices over McLaughlin=s grocery, and as soon as he can return with his family, will enter upon the practice of his profession.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

The first herd of cattle passing up the trail so far this spring came up from Texas last week. It numbered 1,600 head, and consisted of one and two year old steers, being contracted stock, and are being delivered to G. W. Miller, whose range is up on the Salt Fork. Transporter.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Mr. Gib Newton of Bolton, while leading his horses to water on Sunday last, met with a serious accident in being kicked on the forehead, receiving injuries that were to say the least very serious. At this writing he is getting along nicely, and we hope will speedily be himself again.




Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Our old subscriber, J. P. Myers, was in our city one day last week. Mr. Myers has a well improved farm with good buildings, etc., on the state line south of Maple City, and we were pleased to hear him say that everything thereon was prospering finely.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Mr. Jacob Klink, one of Bolton=s thrifty farmer, was in the city last week and tendered the TRAVELER an appreciated call, renewing his allegiance for the coming year. Mr. Klink has just completed a 50 acre pasture on his place enclosed by a five wire and two board fence, upon which we congratulate him.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

The ladies= society of the Methodist Church at Geuda Springs will give an ice cream festival this evening in the city of healing waters. A cordial invitation is extended to all in Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

The council met in regular session last Monday night, and for the first time a full representation of the new council was present. Bills to the amount of $180.62 were presented and allowed, and Dr. Vawter=s bill of $1.50 was rejected.

The report of H. P. Farrar, ex-city treasurer, was received, showing a balance of $51.16 due him, and a balance of $889.97 due the city on sinking fund. Moved and carried that a committee be appointed to examine the books of ex-treasurer and ex-city clerk and make a report. The mayor appointed the finance committee to audit said account.

A petition was received from the lot owners on east side of block 79, requesting that a sidewalk be built and a grade established. The petition was acted on favorably, and ninety days= time given in which to complete the work.

The city attorney was instructed to draw up an ordinance prohibiting the use of barb wire within the city limits.

C. L. Swarts was appointed city attorney at a salary of $100 per annum, and Archie Dunn was appointed street commissioner, vice E. C. Stroup, who failed to qualify.

The marshal was instructed to notify businessmen to construct private crossings from their places of business to the street, wherever the transaction of their business necessitated driving over the sidewalks.

The city attorney was instructed to draw up an ordinance amending certain portions of ordinance No. 121, and to report the same at the next meeting.

On motion council then adjourned to tomorrow (Thursday) night.






Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

River Survey.

We received a pleasant call last Monday from Capt. Burrows and Lieut. F. P. Spalding, who have been lying near our city, on the Arkansas River, waiting instructions the past three days. From these gentlemen we gather the following particulars with reference to the survey which is under the direction of Major M. B. Adams, of the U. S. Corps of engineers, with Capt. Burrows in charge and Lieut. Spalding as assistant, with a force of twenty men. Mr. E. B. Adams is levelman and Mr. M. A. Orlopp recorder of the expedition. The object is to definitely settle the feasibility of the navigation of the Arkansas River between Fort Gibson and this city and possibly Wichita; and the length of river over which the present survey will extend is 315 miles and will take about five months to complete. The corps left Wichita March 31, and to this point report plenty of water. Considerable delay was caused by the west Arkansas River Bridge here, which was so low that it necessitated the removal of the cabin from the boat before it was possible to pass. No difficulty whatever was experienced in going over the dam. In fact, the boys seemed to appreciate the run. Yesterday morning they bade adieu and by this time we presume are within the bounds of the Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Geo. L. Phillips, president, and Paul W. Bossart, superintendent of the United Telephone company, will be in our city in a few days, to look up the matter of a telephone line to the agencies in the Indian Territory. Wellington and Caldwell want the line to run south from there by the way of Hunnewell. Our merchants should at once take steps to secure this telephone line from here. If it should start from any of the towns west of us, it would cut off a large portion of our Territory trade, and we cannot afford to lose it. The stock men and all the traders and agencies are anxious for a telephone connection with the state. N. T. SNYDER, Manager Telephone Exchange.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

K. C. & S. W. R. R.

Messrs. P. T. Wilson, S. S. Moore, and Mr. Brooks were in our city Monday last, from Burden, and paid the TRAVELER a pleasant call. From them we learned that they desire to have the proposed K. C. & S. W. Railroad run to their city, thence to Tisdale and Winfield, instead of its running on the north of Timber Creek, as now projected. The change we believe would be a good one all around, the road beds being equal, and there would be more money for the railroad company on the south of Timber Creek than in the northern townships.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Last Sunday as the freight train going north on the Santa Fe was going down grade this side of Derby, Jules Berry, of this city, desiring to stop at a farm house, jumped off, alighting on his head and rendering him senseless. The train was stopped and the engine sent back to pick him up. He was found to be bruised and lacerated about the head and face in a fearful manner. How serious his injuries were we did not learn. He was left at the station at Derby. The wonder is that he was not killed, as the train was going at the rate of about thirty miles an hour. Wellingtonian.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

A Card. The scholars of the Chilocco Industrial school through their superintendent desire to express to the following friends their entire appreciation of the kindnesses rendered and to assure them that the same are already bearing good fruit: To Mrs. Hickock, of Winfield; the Presbytery of Emporia; American Sunday School-union; Mr. and Mrs. Searing, and other friends of Arkansas City for Sunday school and other papers, hymn books, testaments, and cards. W. J. HADLEY, Supt.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Some alarm was occasioned last Sunday by the report that the water was undermining the headgates of the canal. The Arkansas is very high, and a heavy west wind for two or three days has driven the water against the east bank with extra force, and for a time it looked as though we might have a serious washout. Prompt and effective measures were taken early Monday morning to guard against such an accident, and at last accounts the sad sea waves were moaning helplessly against solid masonry.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Notice. There will be a meeting of the citizens of Bolton Township, and all others interested in the burying ground, at the Bland schoolhouse on Saturday, the 17th day of May, at 3 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of consulting together and making arrangements to fence and otherwise improve the burying ground belonging to this township on the northwest corner of the northwest quarter of section ten, township thirty-five, range 3 east.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Mr. Heitkam and son, instead of buying out R. A. Houghton, have secured the room formerly occupied by Mrs. Geo. Allen, and will at once put in a stock of goods and carry on a merchant tailoring business. Mr. Armstrong, of Stark County, Illinois, purchased Mr. Houghton=s stock, and with the assistance of Manly Capron is conducting the business at the old stand.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Stockmen and farmers are particularly requested to read the new advertisment of Messrs. Larmon & Co., livestock and commission merchants, Kansas City, Missouri, which appears in this issue. This firm is thoroughly reliable and we are glad to recommend them to our patrons, feeling sure that any business entrusted to them will be carefully and promptly attended to.

BIG AD. JOHN LARMON, Kansas City, Mo.

JOHN SALISBURY, Kansas City, Mo.

JAMES LARMON, Cincinnati, Ohio.

LARMON & CO., Live Stock Commission Merchants, IN EXCHANGE BUILDING, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. Correspondence solicited. All business entrusted to us shall receive our personal attention. We are at all times prepared to furnish papers to assist in marketing your stock. By consigning your stock direct to us, and advising us by telegraph, you are sure to find good pens, plenty of feed and water, and ready assistance in disposing of your stock.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Ad. Strayed. From my premises since April 17, two 50 pound shoats. A reward will be given for their recovery. Peter Pearson.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

T. R. Houghton had Howard & Coonrod rod his residence with Cole Bros.= fine copper lightning rods.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Ad. Flour and Feed. The new flour and Feed store just north of Herman Godehard=s is the place to get bottom figures. LOVELAND & DAVIS.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Ad. For Sale or Trade. Two span of mares and colts. Will trade for good mules. RUSSELL COWLES.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Ad. J. J. Clark had his dwelling house in the city protected by placing Cole Bros.= superior copper lightning rods upon it. Coonroad & Howard.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Ad. In buying your flour be sure and get the best; this can be done by calling on Loveland & Davis, who keep nothing but standard brands.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Ad. Dr. H. D. Kellogg, since having completed the addition to his residence, employed Coonrod & Howard to remove the former rods and replace them in accordance with the scientific rules.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Ad. Farmers. Secure your homes against loss by fire, lightning, tornado, cyclone, or windstorm. The AHome@ is the strongest and most reliable company doing farm business. R. J. Maxwell, Agent.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Ad. J. W. Canfield, in order to protect his wife and family from the dreadful elements, employed Coonrod and Howard to place lightning rods on his residence.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 7, 1884.

Ad. House Plants and Flower pots for sale by Mrs. L. C. Norton.