[From May 14, 1884, through July 16, 1884.]

H. P. STANDLEY, Editor and Proprietor.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 14, 1884.


Wichita Eagle: The eleven hundred bulls purchased in Missouri and Kentucky, principally high-grade Shorthorns, and wintered in this city, were shipped, one-half to Dodge City and the other half to Caldwell, from which points they will be driven to Texas over-land. But twenty-eight head have died this winter, and the herd is in fine condition. The owner paid the Santa Fe agent the sum of $5,000 freight last fall to bring them here. They consumed upwards of seven hundred tons of hay, besides corn and meal. They will be worth in the aggregate, deliveed in Texas, one hundred and thirty seven thousand dollars.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 14, 1884.




A Choice List of Farms Alway on Hand.

U. SPRAY and A. G. LOWE, Managers of Farm Department.

INSURANCE WRITTEN in Leading Companies.

We insure against Fire, Lightning, Windstorm and Tornadoes. Farm insurance a specialty.


We trade farm insurance for anything from a needle to a lamp post. Having men who are experts in Insurance, we can give you a policy that will insure you fully. Farmers beware of traveling insurance agents, who have no office. Before insuring give me a call.

G. A. PERRY, Manager City Department.

R. J. MAXWELL, Manager Farm Department.

Loans made on approved Security.

Deeds Drawn and acknowledged. Titles examined and abstracts furnished. Collections made and taxes paid.

Following is a Partial List of the Farm Property we have for Sale:

[Listing only two]:

88 - 160 acres (100 valley and 60 acres upland); 12 miles east of city on Otter creek; 44 acres under cultivation; 50 acres under a string barbed wire fence; 2 acres under 6 foot stone fence; running water through pasture and corral; new house 14 x 16; several free springs near house. Price, $1,500.

205 - 455 acres on Arkansas river south of Arkansas City. Arkansas river forms north boundary, 170 acres under cultivation; 40 acres orchard grass, 7 ocres in orchard, over 500 fruit trees, apple, peach, and pear, all budded fruit, plenty of timber and water on farm, 2 of this is first bottom land, 200 acres of grass, good house and granary. Price $10,000, part on time at 8 percent.

Good Dwelling Houses!

Of all sizes and prices, and located in various parts of the City, for sale. Town Lots in all parts of the City and additions. Lots sold on installments. We can sell you cheaper and better Lots than any firm in town, and will sell them on easy terms. For full list of property call on or address




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 14, 1884.

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 them. SUMMIT STREET.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 14, 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, May 14, 1884.

Three weeks from next Tuesday is the day set for voting in favor of the Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad company. This road connects with a system entirely opposed to the Santa Fe, furnishes a shorter and more practicable route to St. Louis and Kansas City, and will immediately become the popular line for all stock men and heavy shippers. Rapid as has our growth been, it will double in a year from the completion of this road.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 14, 1884.

The firm of Grant & Ward, composed of ex President Grant, his two sons, Mr. Ward, and a Mr. Smith, failed last week, and to their failure is credited the suspension of the Marine bank, which closed its doors immediately after. Their liabilities are variously estimated, running far into the millions. Public feeling is very bitter against Ward, who is considered mainly responsible, but there seems to be no doubt that their business affairs were very loosely attended to. It leaves Gen. Grant hopelessly in debt, and his sons penniless.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 14, 1884.

A CORRESPONDENT of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat has been traveling through the Indian Territory on horseback, from agency to agency, and airing his views in the G. D. His letters are interesting, but lack the element of truth in many particulars. It is not to be supposed that a man can gain a very accurate knowledge of an agency and its affairs on one day=s hanging around. In one of his letters the correspondent gives Mr. Florer, of Kaw agency, a very complimentary notice, which is all well and good, but as we have Mr. Florer=s word for it that he never met this shover of the quill, we are naturally inclined to doubt his statements when he attacks and abuses equally good men. It is unfortunately true that these traveling newspaper men always happen to strike the disaffected and disgruntled portions of a community, either among Indians or white men. The grumblers are ever to the front. Many statements of the Globe-Democrat correspondent are merely rumors, and are given as such; others are but the growlings of uninformed and jealous parties, who lack the ability to make their own business a success, and seek to hurt others. The pencil pusher makes out that our friends, J. H. Sherburne and R. A. Houghton, are rolling in wealth, all of which we hope is so, but we fear it was written more in a spirit of malice than friendship. The enterprising itinerant reporter should take more time to investigating, and then his letters, in addition to being interesting, might be entitled to some weight on the ground of truthfulness.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Mrs. E. Hartsock sold her farm last week for $4,500.

Kendall Smith and wife spent a few days in the city last week.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

B. F. Childs has his cattle brand in this issue of the TRAVELER.



B. F. CHILDS, Arkansas City, Kas. Range on Salt, Antelope, and Elm creeks. Ranch two miles below the forks, Osage Nation. Brand on either or both sides. Holes in both ears. Reward for return of strays. A. J. HENDERSON, Foreman.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Frank Hess has just a little bit of an advertisement in this issue. [GAVE PART OF IT ALREADY.]


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

E. D. Eddy and Ben Dixon have their soda fountains up and in running order.

Mrs. Seyfer=s many friends will be glad to learn that she is much improved.

MARRIED. Geo. E. Woodley and Miss Mary E. Beck were united in marriage last Sunday by Rev. Fleming.

The Methodist socity at Geuda Springs netted $62.24 from their festival on last Wednesday evening.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

In another column will be found a notice of a basket meeting next Sunday. Read it and attend the services.

Basket Meeting. Rev. W. H. Harris will hold a basket meeting in his timber on the Walnut River near Walnut Mills, on Sunday, May 18. Preaching at 10:30 a.m. Dinner on the ground at 12, and preaching again at 2 p.m. All are welcome. Parties will please provide themselves with chairs annd spring seats as far as possible, and are also requested to bring what Gospel Hymns they can.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

With warm fair weather now harvest will be upon us in about three weeks. And a glorious one it will be, too.

Governor Glick has offered a reward of $200 for the arrest of the party or parties who fired the Methodist Church at Wichita.

R. B. Norton, an employee in the Arkansas City Bank, left for a short visit among his relatives in Northville, Michigan, las Monday.

Quite a number of Winfield parties visited the Indian school on the Chilocco last Sunday, taking dinner and supper at the Leland.

Misses Etta Robinson and Jennie Lowery, of Winfield, have been spending a few days in the city, visiting with Mrs. Wm. Benedict.

Conductor Myers, we understand, is seriously ill from an attack of erysipelas. It is hope that good medical attendance will bring him round soon.

A. W. Patterson has the nobbiest turnout in town in the way of a fine buggy and harness. Hotel business is evidently good at the Leland.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Mr. E. L. McDowell, a practical jeweler, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, has established himself in this city and can be found at Fitch & Barron=s store.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

The Equal Suffrage society of Arkansas City will meet with Mrs. Julia E. Searing next Thursday afternoon, at 3:30 o=clock. Let there be a general turn out.

Don Jones, of Wichita, has secured the room formerly occupied by Mr. Peecher, which adjoins the Leland, and we understand intends to open a real estate office.

At the called meeting of the council last Thursday night, the committee appointed to draw up certain ordinances, asked for more time, which was granted. No other business was transacted.

The Ladies= Aid society of the Presbyterian Church will hold an ice cream and lawn social at the residence of Mrs. O. P. Houghton Friday evening, May 23, to which all are cordially invited.

The neighboring towns had an exodus last Saturday, all their pleasure going people driving to Arkansas City. About seventy-five visited our growing metropolis, all taking dinner and supper at the Leland.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

R. L. Marshall, living east of the Walnut, purchased a calf for $5 last fall, and sold the animal to its original owner last week for $50. This is a pretty good price for a calf, and a pretty good investment, too.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

There is a movement on foot among the lady clerks and some of the wives of our businessmen, looking to the closing up of the stores at dark. We understand that with one or two exceptions the merchants favor the move.

Messrs. Neidlander and Levy, two of Wichita=s prominent capitalists, were in the city Saturday and Sunday, with a view to investing in Arkansas City property. We understand they looked longingly at Frank Hess= addition north of town.

Lafe Merritt, of the Cheyenne Transporter, has been in the city several days. It seems to us the interests of the Transporter are beginning to require Lafe=s presence in this city quite frequently of late. But of course this is only guess work on our part.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

The retiring and modest lightning rod agent, J. L. Howard, has associated himself with Kellogg & Matlack in the real estate business, as will be seen by a glance at their advertisement. Mr. Howard will add greatly to the strength of this popular and enterprising firm.



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 & HOWARD=S OFFICE, UNDER COWLEY COUNTY BANK, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

The S. P. U.=s of Bolton Township will hold a meeting at the Bland schoolhouse on Saturday next, May 17, for the election of officers, and for other important business. All members are earnestly requested to be present. A. J. GILBERT, Captain.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

George M. Stearns, principal of the Washburn College, Topeka, was in the city last Saturday, shaking hands with old friends and making new ones. Mr. Stearns is a candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, and is most ably qualified for the position.

Fred Barrett has moved to the Indian school, where he holds the position of clerk. Fred has been coming in every Saturday night, but as the government has consented to furnish a house for the clerk, his wife will join him and they will keep house on the school farm.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Attention is called to the specials of the millers in this issue. The grocers and millers are having a little love feast just now, which we hope will soon terminate, as such wars are bad for all parties. Meanwhile the price of flour is considerably lower than for many months past.


Who=s a Hog? The men who demand 20 percent for handling goods in which they have no money invested, or men who are satisfied with reasonable profit, thereby sharing the advantages with the consumers? Low priced flour, and the best quality, at McLaughlin=s and Atwood=s groceries. THE MILLERS.

The People=s True Friends. The sore grocers have had their say and we have kept still. But, now we wish to say that we do not intend to pay them 20 percent for handling our flour. It forces up the price, which the consumers must pay. Go to McLaughlin=s, or Atwood=s and get the best flour at reasonable prices. THE MILLERS.

Cheap Flour. Patent $2.80; Morning Star, Zenith, and Crown $2.40; Old Gold, IXL and Straight, $2.20. Bran 40 cents per 100 pounds. The best flour and lowest prices can be had only at McLaughlin Bros., and Atwood=s groceries. THE MILLERS.

No Wonder They are Hot. A word to consumers. The majority of the grocers demanding 20 percent for handling our flour, thereby forcing the price of flour beyond reason, we refused to concede the same, which accounts for the bitter feeling now existing among them. Our flour can now be found at McLaughlin Bros.= and Atwood=s groceries. It is chaper and of better quality than any shipped in from Wichita. Don=t forget the places--McLaughlin Bros. and Atwood=s groceries. THE MILLERS.

WHEAT WANTED. Landes, Beall & Co. are paying the highest market price for wheat at Arkansas City, Kansas. Give us a call and you=ll get a square meal.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

R. A. Houghton and Mr. Armstrong, the gentlemen who lately purchased Mr. Houghton=s stock of goods, received a carload of Galloway bulls last week. Rube was showing one of the dimpled darlings on the streets last Saturday. He--the bull--is a daisy, pulling down the scale at 1,850 pounds.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Oklahoma men are coming in every day now--mostly from the south though, and with an utterly reckless regard of the value of time they seem to prefer to make the trip on foot. They generally reach the state with a sharpened appetite and a lively appreciation of that boon to tired mankind--rest.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

A woman=s suffrage convention will be held in Winfield early in June, presided over by Mrs. Helen M. Gougar, editor of Our Herald. The convention will last three days, and the proceedings will be of unusual interest to the friends and enemies of the cause. Further notice will be given in season.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

The county commissioners held a special meeting last Friday at which they purchased for a county poor farm the Joe Mack place, two miles southeast of the city; consideration $7,500. The board gets possession for building purposes immediately, and entire possession the first of September. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will three gala days for Wichita--the queen city of Kansas. The Knights of Pythias grand lodge of the state will hold a three days= session in that city, commencing on Monday, 19th inst., and grand preparations are being made therefor. This will undobtedly be a big thing, and anyone contemplating a visit to Wichita should time the visit so as to take in the grand dress parade on Tuesday, May 20.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Invention. Dr. A. J. Chapel, of this city, received last week a patent for his Universal Automatic car coupler, which is pronounced by railroad men who have seen it to be the most complete in its workings of anything ever yet invented. It is a self coupler, and works equally as well with any other link drawbar as with itself. It is entirely practical on curves, will work with any drawbar in use, in any kind of weather, and is said to be the only self coupling drawbar invented that is entirely practicable with both freight and passenger cars, the automatic coupler working to perfection on either kind. The doctor assures us it is a cheaper bar than any of those now in use, and his opinion is certainly worth something, for in his earlier days he was a railroad man for many years, and often realized the great need of improvement in the system of coupling cars. He is an original thinker, and in his leisure moments of late years he has drawn out seventeen automatic couplers.

We have seen the doctor=s model, and listened to his explanations of its workings, and we most certainly think it will be to the interest of railroad officials to examine his claims to excellence in this invention. The ordinary link is used, and the uncoupling is easily operated from either the top or side of the car, thereby running no risk to life or limb. The doctor says that the money now expended for the relief of injured men and their families by railroad corporations would equip any railroad in the United States with his Universal Automatic coupler, and that two men could do more work, and do it easier, than four men will do with the present system of coupling cars.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

A Narrow Escape. Last Wednesday afternoon Messrs. J. P. Farrar and James A. Foss, with H. P. Farrar=s little boy, narrowly escaped a watery grave. Mr. Farrar having been informed during the day that teams were crossing at Harmon=s ford, and having business on the side of the Walnut, drove into the stream with no hesitation whatever. The horses, which were small, were no sooner fairly in the water than they began to swim, the swift current carrying them downstream. Fortunately, and before the wagon had time to swing away from the bank, a tree obstructed their progress, when the men jumped out, with the youthful navigator in Mr. Foss= arms. The wagon and ponies then sank. On Sunday the ponies were fished out and the harness taken from them so that the only loss sustained is that of the team, which is very slight considering the chances in favor of the entire party drowning. The Walnut is a very treacherous stream, rising and falling in a few hours= time. The bridge soon to be constructed at this ford, however, will put an end to such possibilities as that of last Wednesday.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Lost His Reason. Burt Covert, industrial teacher at Ponca Agency, commenced to complain on Monday of last week of not feeling well, saying his head ached and felt queerly. He did not give up, however, or take to his bed, but on last Friday his reason left him, and since then everything has been blank to him. There is nothing particularly strange in his actions, save that he recognizes no one--not even his wife and little boy--and always has a vacant, far away look in his eyes. The doctor at the agency is at a loss to account for this sudden change, and as yet it is impossible to tell whether it will be permanent or is only temporary. His father-in-law, Judge Tansey, passed through the city last Monday night with him, en route for Winfield. Burt has many friends in Cowley County, all of whom will be pained to hear of his misfortune, and who will heartily echo the wish of the TRAVELER that he will soon be himself again.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

While Allen Ayres= two little children, a boy aged seven and a girl something over two years old, were playing last Saturday afternoon, the little girl fell headlong into a pit where some workmen had been slacking lime. With rare presence of mind, the brother, instead of running to give the alarm, jumped in and lifted his little sister out, thus saving her life. She is now doing well, we understand, experiencing no bad effects from the accident other than a sore throat, caused by swallowing some of the lime.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

To the doubting Thomases who seem to question the stability of our phenomenal boom, we wish to say that nothing short of a failure of crops can put a check to the marvelous growth of Arkansas City, and crops never promised better than at present. Our growth will continue, never fear, and one year from now a round 4,000 will be placed to our credit in the census book. Kansas is on a regular boom, from border to border, and in no place is the growth more substantial than in Arkansas City, the Acity of surprise.@


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Rube Houghton=s team started off the business of the week last Monday morning by running away. Coming to the large telephone pole at the corner of Summit Street and Fifth Avenue, they tried to pull it down, but only succeeded in turning themselves over and tearing their harness off. Luckily no wagon was attached to them, or the damage might have been serious.




Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Capt. T. G. Ayres, of Coffeyville, Kansas, and Gen. J. E. Ayres, of Cambridge, Illinois, passed through the city last Saturday in charge of J. N. Florer, who took them down to his cattle ranch for a pleasure trip. The gentlemen returned last Monday, well pleased with Southern Kansas and the Indian Territory.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

On visiting Arkansas City, lately, we were surprised to note the many improvements which have been made in that thriving town since our last previous visit. New dwellings have gone up in all quarters of the city, which seems to have spread out to twice its previous size. Pawnee New Era.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.


Bread, Pies, Cakes, Buns, and everything in the bakery line at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Fine line of Candies at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Fine cakes made to order at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Flour and Feed constantly on hand at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Oranges and Lemons at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Fine line of Preserves, Jelly, Apple Butter, and Mince Meat at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Jars, Jugs, and Churns at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Salt by the barrel or pound at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

For Ammunition go to A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Full line of Glassware, all the latest designs, just received at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

For Groceries, Glass, and Queensware, go to A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Sweet Potato Plants. If you want good growing plants, call at

A. E. Kirkpatrick=s grocery store, North Summit Street, and you can be supplied at any time with the best.

If you want something neat, nobby, and durable in Glass and Queensware, don=t fail to call at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Lunch Room. I desire to say to the hungry that I have opened a lunch room, in connection with my bakery, where the inner cravings can be satisfied at any hour during the day. Call and see me. A. E. Kirkpatrick.

California Canned Goods at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Pure Teas and Spices at bedrock prices at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.

Tobacco and Cigars at A. E. Kirkpatrick=s.




Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Ad. Friends. Please return the following you borrowed: 1 extension bit, 1 square, 1 shovel, 1 spade. C. R. Sipes.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Ad. ICE CREAM at all times at the St. Louis Ice Cream Parlor.

Ad. Take your ladies to the St. Louis Ice Cream Parlor. Everything in first-class style.

Ad. FINE CANDIES (hand made), and all kinds of tropical fruits at the St. Louis Ice Cream Parlor.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

Constable=s Sale.

On the 22nd day of May, 1884, in front of post office, in Arkansas City, in Cowley County, state of Kansas, I will sell at public sale the following property, to-wit: One fair leather saddle, No. 9, of the value of $15, the property of H. Peek, taken on execution in favor of W. Benott.

Dated May 12. J. W. BREEN, Constable.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.

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


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 21, 1884.

AD. T. R. HOUGHTON, -DEALER IN- HARNESS, DADDLES, etc. A full oine of LAP ROBES, FLY NETS, -AND- SUMMER GOODS. And everything else kept in a first-class harness shop. Don=t forget the place, the OLD STONE BANK.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Circus next Wednesday.

Butter is down to ten cents per pound.

Agent Miles, of Osage, was in the city last Sunday.

Special meeting of the equal suffragists this afternoon.

Henry E. Asp and wife, of Winfield, were in the city last Sunday.

Rev. B. C. Swarts was in our city last week visiting with his sons.

Ice cream and water ices are all the rage now among the unfortunates.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

We add to our list of brands this week that of Messrs. Wiley & Harkness.

AD. Wiley & Harkness. Post office, Arkansas City, Kansas. Range on the Red Rock, Cherokee strip. [CATTLE ILLUSTRATION SHOWS TWO BARS ABOVE A V ON SIDE.] Horse brand [SAME: TWO BARS OVER V] on left hip. Some cattle are branded on right side and some on both sides. Additional brand [BLACK BACKGROUND SHOWING S U N] on left side.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Don=t fail to attend the lawn social at Mrs. G. P. Houghton=s next Friday night. [THEY HAD G. P. SHOULD THIS BE O. P.???]

Revs. Campbell and Fleming exchanged pulpits last Sabbath morning.

Major Hasie will superintend the erection of our new school building in the west part of town.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gooch have been in the city a few days, returning to their Territory home today.

Mode Johnson was up from his ranch last week for a day or so. He reports everything as prospering finely.

The Grand Army post of this city is making preparations for celebrating Decoration day in good style.

Police court business was lively last week, which bears good fruit in the increased receipts of the city treasury.

The water tank registered seven feet of water last Monday, which is the highest we have noticed in some time.

Irving French drove up from Ponca last Saturday, having Inspector Benedict in charge, and returned on Monday.

Two lemonade and one peanut stand have taken out licenses and are taking in the odd nickels and dimes from the passers by.

The Leland hotel under the genial management of A. W. Patterson is fast becoming the most popular hotel in the southwest.

The Ladies Aid society of the Presbyterian Church of Arkansas City will meet with Mrs. Wyckoff tomorrow (Thursday) at 2 o=clock p.m.

Mr. Frank Beall was absent in St. Louis for several days of the past week attending to business interests and returned to the city Monday last.

John N. Florer, having followed Doris= circus half through the state, left it at Winfield, and returned to his wigwam at Kaw Agency last Sunday.

Mr. J. Landes has commenced the erection of a new house opposite to the one now being put up by Mr. F. Beall just south of T. H. McLaughlin=s.

The round-up of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock association has been postponed ten days. It is a simple postponement. No other changes are made.

Peter Pearson is expecting his new hearse every day now, and tells us it is the finest one yet shipped to Kansas. This speaks well for Mr. Pearson=s enterprise.

Rev. Campbell went to Sunny Dale, Sedgwick County, last Monday, to preach the sermon in installation services at that town, returning Tuesday.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Dr. Wm. Carlisle=s card appears in this issue. Will is a young man well and favorably known in this vicinity, and will soon build up a lucrative practice.

CARD. W. M. CARLISLE, Physician and Surgeon. Office over Matlack=s Store, Arkansas City, Kansas.




Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Civil Engineer Knight, of Kansas City, arrived in this city last Monday. The object of his visit is to asceartain the exact amount of water used by the mills on the canal.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

AHeavenly blessings without number@ are falling upon Cowley=s head. The Sentinel will make its appearance in about two weeks at Udall, this county, published by Will C. Higgins.

The TRAVELER office is under obligations to Mr. G. W. Childers of the City ice cream parlors for a generous supply of delicious ice cream and cake, which was duly appreciated by the boys.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Nash and daughter arrived from Abington, Massachusetts, last Saturday and will make their future home in Arkansas City. They are at present guests of Mr. and Mrs. Job Farrar.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

S. P. U. There will be a meeting of the Pleasant Valley Stock Protective Union, at Odessa schoolhouse, on June 3, at 7 o=clock p.m. By order of D. B. McCOLLOM, Captain.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Andy Johnson, a quarrelsome negro, got into an altercation last Thursday night, from which he emerged considerably the worse for wear. He has since left the city, convinced that as a terror he is not a success.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Read T. R. Houghton=s new Aad@ in this week=s paper. He has a full line of summer goods and everything else to be found in a first-class harness shop. Lap robes and fly nets of every description for the summer season. [ALREADY TYPED AD.]


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

The parties who have been taking rock from the Hess quarry north of town without permission will save themselves trouble by reading his notice in another column of this week=s issue, and complying with the terms thereof.

Notice. I want all parties who have got rock out of my quarry to call and settle at once and save trouble. Frank J. Hess.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

A grand public sale of imported Hereford bulls will be held at Riverview Park, Kansas City, on Friday, May 23. They are all in shape for service this season and have been selected from the most successful breeders in the world.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

The Ladies Aid society of Presbyterian Church will give a lawn social and ice cream festival at the residence of Mr. O. P. Houghton, Friday evening, May 23. A cordial invitation is extended to all to come and have a pleasant time.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

A new and complete stock of groceries has been opened in the north room of Highland Hall block, by Mr. Frank Smith. He is a wide awake businessman, and will make it to the interest of the public to trade with him. Give him a call.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Dr. M. G. Jones and Jerry McCarty are about moving to Arkansas City to open a real estate office. We commend both these gentlemen to the citizens of Arkansas City. Both are men of honesty and integrity, and will be a valuable addition to the town. Wichita Beacon.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

The ladies of the Baptist Church of Arkansas City will give a social and supper at the residence of Mrs. Hollister, just east of Harmon=s ford, on Friday, May 23, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. R. U. Hess, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, last Monday. The gentleman is a brother of Mr. F. J. Hess, with whom he is now visiting. Mr. Hess is very much impressed with our city, and it is not unlikely that he may decide to make this his future home.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Kansas City Livestock.

KANSAS CITY, MAY 19, 1884.

The Live Stock Indicator reports:

Cattle--Receipts, 1,545; market firm, active, and 5 @ 10 cents higher; native steers average 1,028 to 1,416 pounds, sold at $5.55 and $6.15; stockers and feeders at $4.50 and $5.10; cows at $3.80 and $4.60.

Hogs--Receipts, 2,168p market slow but steady; lots average 202 to 273 pounds sold at $5.10 and $5.30; bulk at $5.15 and $5.25.

Sheep--Receipts, 1,266; market steady; native clipped averaging 86 pounds, sold at $4.25.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Base ball is coming to the front again, and our boys are preparing themselves for victory. AThe Actives@ is the name of the club, and is composed of good material--thge best, we think, in the country. They have done no practicing as yet, but will soon be ready to give and receive challenges and give exhibition games. The officers are G. F. Godfrey, captain, Geo. E. Wright, secretary; and

E. C. Gage, treasurer.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

M. H. Couch and eight others from the Oklahoma country were taken before United States Commissioner Sherman on Tuesday of last week, charged with conspiracy against the government. They were released on their own recognizance, and on their own bail bond, to appear for trial at Leavenworth, Oct. 13. Capt. Payne=s trial is to be held in June, and as the cases are identical, it ought to decide the others.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

The Equal Suffrage society of Arkansas City will hold a special meeting at the residence of Mrs. Ingersoll this afternoon, at 3:30 o=clock, at which it is hoped there will be a good attendance, not only of members, but of all interested in the workings of this society. A committee will be sent to Winfield to attend the county convention of suffragists on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of June.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

The cattle firm of Stewart, Hodges & Snyder seem to be having a little family quarrel just now. Mr. Snyder has applied to the courts, and Mr. S. G. Gary, of Winfield, haas been appointed receiver. All parties seem to desire a dissolution of partnership, and are unable to agree among themselves; hence the receiver. It is to be hoped their difficulties may be arranged without forcing a public sale of cattle.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting last week Dr. M. C. Jones, of the real estate firm of Jones & McCarty, who have secured the room south of the Leland Hotel and will proceed to fit the same up forthwith. The gentlemen have been prominent citizens and merchants of Wichita for several years, come to us well recommended, and we have no doubt they will prove a valuable acquisition to the business circle of our town.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

We call attention to the locals of Mr. J. S. Alter of Geuda, in this week=s issue. Mr. Alter makes a specialty of growing sorghum and manufacturing syrup and so far has met with satisfactory success. He has supplied seed to Prof. Gully, of the Agricultural college of Mississippi and Alabama, as well as to other parties of prominence. He expects to have two hundred acres of cane this season.

Ad. Sorghum Syrup for sale at low figures in 5 or 10 gallon kegs at J. S. Alter=s, Geuda Springs, Kansas.

Ad. Cane Seed. Early Orange Cane Seed at J. S. Alter=s syrup factory one mile west of Geuda Springs, $1 per bushel. This is undoubtedly the best yielding cane for stockmen to sow.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

By invitation of a large number of citizens J. H. Berkey has consented to address the people on the question of temperance at Geuda Springs on Friday evening May 23. The lecture will be given under the auspices of the Good Templars= Lodge of this place, and a cordial invitation is extended to everybody. The subject of the lecture will be the AFOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.@


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Kansas Funds Safe.

TOPEKA, KANSAS, MAY 19, 1884. The following telegram was received from Gov. Glick.

NEW YORK, MAY 18. The funds of the state, county, and townships are safe. The First National Bank is selected as the fiscal agency of Kansas. Donnell, Lawson and Simpson will pay all their liabilities if their creditors will give them a little time. (Signed) GOV. GLICK.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

John Neuman has sold his barber shop and gone to farming. His many customers will miss his genial face, for John is a general favorite. The new proprietor, Mr. Deets, will carry on the business at the old stand. He is a good barber and merits the liberal patronage hitherto bestowed upon Mr. Neuman. [AD ON NEXT PAGE.]


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Ben Butler Meeting.

There will be a Ben Butler meeting held in the office of Stafford & McGinnis this city on Friday afternoon at 2 o=clock. It is hoped that all interested will make it convenient to attend.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

The dissolution of the drug store of Holloway & Fairclo appears in this issue. We shall be sorry to lose Mr. Holloway as a merchant, but trust he will still make his home in the city where he has many friends.


Notice is hereby given that the firm of Holloway & Fairclo, heretofore doing business at the City drug store, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, Mr. Holloway having sold his interest to Mr. Fairclo, who will continue the business at the old stand. C. H. Holloway takes all the accounts of the firm and will have the collection of the same.



Arkansas City, May 17, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Messrs. Thompson & Woodin=s new livery stable which is now about completed is one of the best stables to be found in Southern Kansas, and under its present management is deservedly doing a large business.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Strolling to the site of the Hasie residence the other day, we were surprised at the rapid progress made. This when complleted will be one of the most comfortable as well as elegant homes in our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

Mr. Geo. Hasie has been absent from town for several days looking after their stock farm affairs.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

AD. Attention. To the people of Arkansas City and vicinity you will find it to your interest to call on Geo. E. Coonrod, and see Cole Bros. Celebrated Franklin Lightening Rods. Our rods are made of the best material and by the best of workmen, and for beauty and durability cannot be beat. Our line of ornaments are complete, and of the finest quality. Our work done according to the latest scientific tests. All work warranted to protect against all damages to the amount of $500. Cole Bros., pumps furnised at the lowest prices. Price and terms reasonable. Call and see me. GEO. E. COONROD.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 21, 1884.

A Card. As I have now sold out my barber shop to Mr. Omar Deets, I take this opportunity to thank my old patrons for their continued favors, throughout many years, and in leaving my shop ask for Mr. Deets a continuance of the patronage hitherto extended to me. JOHN NEUMAN.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 28, 1884.

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

Now that the time for holding the election for voting bonds to the above railroad draws near, a few words upon the matter will be in order. The management of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad have proved themselves in real earnest in working up the enterprise so far, and their efforts undoubtedly prove that if they secure the encouragement asked the road is already a settled fact. All the propositions for voting aid to the west of Greenwood County have been submitted, and the matter as to whether the road is to be built now rests with the people along the proposed line, whom we feel certain are too keenly alive to their best interests to allow this opportunity for obtaining a direct and competing road to Kansas City to pass them by. At a meeting of the directors of the road held in Chicago the 14th instant, it was resolved to push forward with the work notwithstanding the rumors of breaking banks and falling stock, and the apparent close proximity of a financial crisis. This of itself proves the solid financial status the company especially as represnted by its Chicago members, one of whom, Mr. Towl, the founder of the dressed beet business, is fully able to build the road himself if he were so inclined. The present opportunity seems to be our chance for securing a direct and competing line to Kansas City, something of which we stand in dire need, and the municipalities upon the proposed route of whom aid is asked, must remember that in order to get the road, united action is necessary, as one break in the chain will jeopardize the building of the road, while a general carrying of the bonds will result in the building of the line, and the inauguration of a new era of prosperity. Of course, there are those who will raise the question of Atoo much voting bonds@ and similar objections, which we think is sheer folly as our farmers in the event of the road being built will more than save the amount asked for in the first two years of the operation, a fact which can be proven from the statistics of roads already built. On Tuesday of next week the election takes place, and we advise our people having their own and the counties interest at heart to vote for the bonds.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 28, 1884.

Judicial Convention. The Republican Judicial convention for the 13th judicial district met at Winfield courthouse on the 20th inst. The meeting was called to order by Adrian Reynolds of Elk County. Isaac G. Reed, of Sumer County, was elected chairman and Adrian Reynolds secretary. Committes on credentials and order of business were appointed and the former reported the following list of delegates.

Sumner County: James Lawrence, Isaac G. Reed, J. M. Thralls,

L. P. G. Lewis, Orie Fitzgerald.

Chautauqua County: J. L. Crouse, Wm. T. Linch, Richard Speed.

Elk County: Adrian Reynolds.

Cowley County: M. S. Teter, S. W. Chase, G. L. Gale, J. W. Millspaugh, M. G. Troup, I. H. Bonsall.




Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Vote for the railroad.

And still the boom continues.

Circus one week from today.

Henry E. Asp was in our city Monday last.

Abstracts at half price, Frank J. Hess real estate agent.

Our old friend Ben Cooper was up from Ponca yesterday.

A skating rink will soon be one of the attractions of the city.

For abstract of title, go to Frank J. Hess, 12-1/2 cents a transfer.

Abstracts made by Frank J. Hess are certified to by county officers.

Railroad meeting at Parker schoolhouse Saturday evening, May 31.

A good barber can get employment at John Gibson=s, Arkansas City.

The New York and New England circus in this city Wednesday, June 4.

Mr. Duncan and H. R. Robinson of Otoe were up after supplies yesterday.

Mrs. K. F. Smith and family of Ponca Agency are in the city visiting friends.

Lucius Walton dropped into our sanctum for a few minutes chat yesterday.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

All lovers of nice fresh luscious fruit should read H. Godehard=s specials this week.

Ad. Fresh Strawberries every morning at H. Godehard=s.

Ad. Godehard to the Front! The new pattern of Queensware, ALustro Band,@ also new styles of Chamber Setts, Glassware, and Majolica. We understand our business and keep up with the times. We buy the best goods at bottom prices and sell them accordingly; we also sell cheaper goods and sell at their value as low as the lowest. Look through our stock and be convinced. Herman Godehard.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

No bids for the bridge across the Walnut River have as yet been accepted by the township board.

Hon. George Ordway and wife, of Winfield, were in the city Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Basket meeting next Sunday in Rev. W. H. Harris= grove. Cordinal invitations extended to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Col. Windsor and Dr. Roberts were in the city Monday, leaving in the afternoon for their ranch.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Davenport, of this city, on Monday, May 26, 1884, a bouncing nine pound girl.

L. W. Currier, an old time residenter, is back with us once more and is busily shaking hands with friends.

And still the boom continues--a new bank is to be the next novelty in the business circles of the terminus.

Post office will be closed on Decoration Day (next Friday) except between the hours of 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Fishing is the dissipation par excellence now-a-days, the Arkansas River dam apparently being the favorite place.

Capt. C. M. Scott is buying cattle right along, and intends shortly to have 1,000 head on his stock farm east of the city.

The real estate office of Frank J. Hess sold over $5,000 worth of town lots Monday. Who says the town don=t boom.

Mr. Ed. Grady purchased four of the lots now occupied by the Arkansas City lumber yard last Monday for $1,000 each.

Mr. H. H. Arthur, late clerk at Ponca Agency, passed through the city yesterday for the east, where he will reside in the future.

The time for the annual school meeting draws near and the attention of all parents and all interested in our schools is called to the fact.

Mrs. John Landes and family started yesterday for Dayton, Ohio, where they expect to spend several months visiting relatives and friends.




Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Mrs. A. W. Patterson left yesterday for Missouri, where she goes to receive medical treatment, which we sincerely hope may prove beneficial.

The Baptist Ladies Mite society will give an ice cream social and supper, at the residence of Mrs. Charley Coombs, Friday, May 30, 1884.

Chas. E. Lamphear, the general press agent of the New York and New England circus, which will exhibit in our city on June 4, was in our city last week.

Mrs. Capt. Stover and child passed through town yesterday to join her husband at Ponca Agency, at which place the Captain holds the position of clerk.

The sixth annual session of the Inter-State Sunday school assembly will be held at Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas, opening Tuesday afternoon, June 24, closing Friday, July 4.

Dr. A. D. Tenney, superintendent of the state insane asylum, Topeka, Kansas, in company with our Winfield friend. S. L. Gilbert, made the TRAVELER a pleasant call last Monday.

Union memorial services of all our churches will be held in the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath evening at 8 o=clock under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic.

There will be a special meeting of the Equal Suffrage society this afternoon at 3:00 o=clock, at the residence of Mrs. C. A. Johnson, at which it is hoped there will be a full representation.

We were glad to see Conductor D. D. Myers on our streets again yesterday. The gentleman is now convalescing from a several weeks serious illness and we hope speedily to see him in charge of his train again.

The Ladies= Aid society of the M. E. Church will give an icre cream and strawberry festival Tuesday, June 3, which is expected to be held in the skating rink. A cordial invitation extended to all.

The next regular meeting of the Pleasant Valley Stock Protective Union will be held at Odessa schoolhouse Tuesday night, June 3, 1884. A full attendance of members is urgently requested. D. B. McCollum, Capt.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Misses Clara and Cora, daughters of C. G. Thompson, arrived in the city last week, and will probably remain here. Miss Clara spent several months of last summer in this city and her many friends will welcome her return with pleasure.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Mr. T. Beatley has assumed control of the War Chief in place of its former editor, Gordon, who was retired. Mr. Beatley has had experience in the business, is a practical printer, and will make an improvement in the appearance of the War Chief.





Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

The game of baseball yesterday between the Actives, of this city, and the Geuda Springs nine resulted in the victory of the former by a score of two to one. Another game to be played July 4 has been arranged, the winners to receive $100.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Rev. J. O. Campbell leaves this afternoon for St. Louis to attend the session of the general assembly of the United Presbyterian Church, which holds to Wednesday, June 4. Rev. Walker, of the Baptist society, will occupy Rev. Campbell=s pulpit next Sabbath.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

DIED. Died at her home in north Creswell Township, on Wednesday, May 21, Katie, wife of Joseph Disser, after an illness of several months. The deceased leaves a husband and several children to mourn a wife=s and mother=s love and to them in this their hour of sorrow, we tender our sincerest sympathy.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Accident. Mr. A. T. McIntire, one of the employees of V. M. Ayres= mill, had the misfortune last Saturday morning to get his hand caught between a couple of cog wheels, and before he could be extricated, the thumb and forefinger of his right hand were so badly crushed as to render amputation necessary. The rest of his hand was somewhat injured, but under the care of Dr. Chapel, who was summoned to the spot, his sufferings were allayed and at this writing he is progressing as well as could be expected. It is almost a miracle that he escaped without more serious injuries.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

The County Normal Institute opens in Winfield on June 16, and continues two months. It will be conducted by Prof. B. T. Davis, assisted by Prof. A. Gridley and County Superintendent, Limerick. A new department has been added for this year called the AModel School.@ The purpose of this department is to give teachers ample opportunity to see in actual operation the best of the new methods of primary instruction. Miss Jessie Stretch, late of the State Normal School of Indiana, a teacher of much experience in this class of work, will have the supervision of this department.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Temperance Mass Meeting. There will be a Temperance Mass Meeting held at Bradbury=s Grove, in Beaver Township, on Friday, June 6, commencing at 10 a.m. Songs, speeches, and a general good time will be order of the day. Everybody is invited with baskets well filled with rations for themselves and friends. H. Harbaugh, of Pleasant Valley Township; J. W. Browning, of Beaver; and J. F. Martin and J. W. Millspaugh, of Vernon; committee of arrangements.

[Note: Paper showed ABradeury=s Grove@...think that is wrong!]

Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Police Court.

May 22--Wm. Gordon, assault, fined $5 and costs.

May 23--Dr. Winget, disorderly, $2.00 and costs.

Mr. Buck, for driving a transfer wagon without a license, $3 and costs.

May 24--Name unknown, drunk and incapable, $2.50 and costs.

May 27--Name unknown, for driving across sidewalk, $1 and costs.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Sparks, a brother-in-law of our townsman, J. C. Pickering, from Bushnell, Illinois, who arrived in our city last Saturday with a view to locating and entering upon the practice of medicine. The doctor expresses himself as much impressed with our city, and for our part we are always glad to welcome such citizens as himself to our town.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

I. O. O. F. Arkansas City Lodge No. 160, I. O. O. F., held its semi-annual election of officers last Monday evening, and the following gentlemen were elected: C. F. Kneedler, N. G.; S. C. Lindsay, Y. G.; W. C. Gwyer, Rec. Sec.; I. H. Dayton, Per. Sec.; J. E. Cox, Treasurer; J. W. Griffith, representative to Grand Lodge, G. W. Ford, alternate.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Mr. Geo. E. Hasie and his niece, Miss Eva Hasie, left on yesterday=s train for Rhode Island, where the young lady will spend the summer, while Mr. Hasie will attend to business interests in several of the eastern states. Before returning in September, Mr. Hasie intends to purchase the stock of goods for their contemplated grocery in our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

DIED. Died in this city, on Sunday, May 24, aged 7 months and 5 days, Winnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kirkpatrick. The funeral took place in the evening of the same day and the little sleeper was laid to rest in the cemetery west of town.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

J. H. McDowell, of the stock firm of McDowell Bros., of Hunnewell, was in our city last Monday and reports the first train load of cattle shipped from that point last Saturday for the season of 1884. They were grain fed, and Mr. McDowell says eight more train loads will be shipped during the present week.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

A Card. To the friends and neighbors who so kindly ministered to us in our affliction incident to the sickness and death of our little daughter, we tender our sincere thanks and shall ever hold the same in grateful remembrance. MR. and MRS. W. B. KIRKPATRICK.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

A railroad meeting will be held in the Parker schoolhouse on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., when prominent speakers will be present to talk upon railroad matters in general, and the Kansas City & Southwestern railroad in particular. All interested in the welfare of the township are invited to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Work upon the Commercial block is progressing but slowly at present, but we are informed a large force of masons will be put on today, and from this time on the work will be completed with the utmost dispatch. It is calculated the building will be ready for occupancy by August 1, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Christian Church.

The members of the above church have secured lots in the northwest part of town, and will shortly put up a handsome church building. About $1,500 has been subscribed and they hope soon to have a convenient edifice in which to hold their meetings.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Howard of Lebanon, Illinois, will arrive in our city this week for the purpose of visiting friends and looking up a location for two of their sons. We have no doubt they will conclude to stay with us, for a better community for farming than this end of Cowley the sun doesn=t shine on.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Basket Meeting. The basekt meeting in W. H. Harris= grove, which was defered on account of rain, will be held Sunday, June 1. Preaching at 10:30 a.m., dinner at 12, preaching at 2 p.m. Gospel Hymns will be used.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

S. P. U. At the last meeting of the S. P. U., of Bolton, the election of officers took place with the following result: A. J. Gilbert, captain; A. Ramsay, 1st Lieutenant; A. Green, 2nd lieutenant; R. M. Turner, orderly sergeant; Wm. Turner, treasurer.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

A lodge of the Knights of Pythias will soon be organized in Arkansas City. The order is already well represented here and we are glad to note that steps are being taken as above.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Notice. Friday, May 30, being Decoration Day and a National Holiday, the post office will be closed all day except between the hours of 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. J. C. TOPLIFF, Postmaster.



Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Ad. Horses for Sale! 165 head of half breed Texas horses and brood mares for sale, are now being held on the Chilocco at the Ponca crossing southeast of the schoolhouse. The above are all wintered stock. N. W. PARLIN.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.

Ad. 5 two year old bulls for sale. John A. Smith, Silverdale, Kansas.







Arkansaas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 4, 1884.

Sold for $1,650,000.

The Live Stock Indicator has it from good authority that D. T. Beal & Co. have sold all their interest in cattle and lands in Kansas, Cherokee Strip, Indian Territory, and Panhandle of Texas to Arkansas Valley Land and Cattle Co. for $1,650,000. The cattle are guaranteed as numbering 34,000. The land consists of 200,000 acres on the Canadian in the Panhandle of Texas, an improved fine stock farm of 500 to 600 acres in Kansas, and leased land on the Cherokee Strip. The terms of the sale are $1,200,000 cash--the balance 1 years= time at

4-1/2 percent.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Sheriff McIntire was in town Monday.

New potatoes are now on the market.

Oklahoma has quieted down somewhat.

Abstracts for ten cents by Frank J. Hess.

Mr. McCague, of Osage Agency, was in the city Monday.

For abstracts of title go to Frank J. Hess--ten cents a transfer.

Henry Asp was in town most of the day yesterday working in favor of the railroad bonds.

Town property sold on 2-1/2 percent commission by Frank J. Hess, real estate agent.

The rain falleth and the sun seemeth to have lost his prestige in Southern Kansas.

Uncle Sam=s colored troops brought five more Oklahoma boomers into Caldwell last week.

Our city schools closed last Friday, giving the boys a chance to train their muscles during the summer months.

Scott & Topliff began shearing their sheep this week. They will not be through before the middle of this month.

A gray eagle measuring seven feet and eight inches from tip to tip of its wings was shot near Burden last week.

The Ladies= Aid society of the Presbyterian Church will meet tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m., with Mrs. Love.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

The commencement exercises next Monday evening will be most interesting and should be attended by all friends of the school.

H. E. Asp and Ed. Greer drove down last Saturday evening and held a railroad meeting at Parker schoolhouse, east of the Walnut.

Stacy Matlack left for the mountains of Colorado last week to take a few days= needed rest. He is expected home the latter part this week.

Mr. R. A. Moore has our thanks for a fine supply of superb new potatoes--the first of the season. They were raised on Capt. Scott=s ranch east of the city.

The Women=s Home and Foreign Missionary society of the Presbyterian Church will meet in the church room this afternoon at 3 o=clock.

Inspector Haworth is spending a week at the Chilocco industrial school, overseeing the receipt of cattle and noting the general progress of that institution.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Mr. J. H. Sherburne has just completed fifty miles of wire fence on his range on the Ponca reservation, which makes a neat pasture ground for his cattle.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

The Republican County Central Committee are requested to bear in mind their meeting is called for the 14th at the Courier office in Winfield. See notice elsewhere.

Committee Meeting.

The members of the Republican Central Committee of Cowley County will meet at the Courier office in Wifield on Saturday, June 14, 1884, to take action concerning the call of a county convention and transact any other business deemed proper when met. This call will be considered sufficient and it is hoped that each member of the committee will be present at the meeting.

D. A. MILLINGTON, Chairman.

J. R. SUMPTER, Secretary.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

The vicinity of Anthony has just enjoyed a most terrific prairie fire, extending over a range of country four miles wide and many miles in length. Heavy losses are reported.

The Udall Sentinel made its appearance last Friday, and is in every way worthy a liberal patronage. Cowley, in her prosperity, can care for all her children of the press.

Ward, the transfer man, said he didn=t move until he got ready, but he got ready with surprising swiftness when he saw the showmen swarming around him like so many hornets.

Capt. Nipp, our future county treasurer, left for the national convention at Chicago last Friday, to which he is a delegate from this state, taking his son Bob along to see the sights.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Sam Gould has the boss soda fountain, straght from Boston. He had a free day last Saturday, but the crowd around it seems just as great now that he is asking the nominal sum of five cents per glass.

Rev. James Wilson, a former resident of the terminus, was in the city a few days last week. While here he sold his house to Cal. Dean for $2,250, Mr. Dean purchasing the same for his sister and family.

Archie Dunn has resigned the office of street commissioner, having too much other work requiring his attention. Archie was the right man in the right place, and we are sorry to see him leave the work so well begun.

Cowley County has increased in population during the last year over 6,000, with a corresponding increase in the value of real and personal property. Our crops will be even better than last year. Altogether Cowley is a land flowing with milk and honey.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Dr. Carlisle announces himself in this issue as a candidate for

representative. He is certainly well qualified for the position, is a man of years and experience, always a consistent and hard working Republican, and one whom we could cheerfully support.

ANNOUNCEMENTS. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for representative from the sixty-seventh district, subject to the action of the Republican nominating convention. DR. Z. CARLISLE.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

The Equal Suffrage society of Arkansas City will send delegates to the county suffrage convention at Winfield next Monday. This convention will be held during Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. There will be much in the proceedings to interest even outsiders.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

A change of time took effect on the Santa Fe last Monday, by which the passenger train arrives at 11:30, instead of 1:15, and leaves at 2:20, instead of 2:35, as heretofore. This is a good change for Arkansas City and we trust it will be a permanent one.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Our band boys are improving rapidly, every performance evidencing careful practicing, which is the only sure way to success. When the balcony to the opera house is completed, we think it would be a pious idea for the boys to give us a series of evening concerts.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

A school library is a valuable aid to school work, and friends of education should do everything in their power to enlarge its field of usefulness. An opportunity will be presented next Tuesday evening to aid in building up our school library, by liberally patronzing the school festival at the Perry house.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Census Items.

The census of Creswell Township shows a total population of 3,707, an increase over last year of 1,062. The total population of Arkansas City is 2,828, an increase of 946. This represents the actual residents of this city and township on the 1st day of March, since which time there have been at the least calculation 200 more added to our population. We owe this flattering increase to the bountiful crops throughout the state generally and this section particularly, and the glorious prospects for a like prosperous year in 1884 assure us that the boom will continue in its present magnitude. People are coming in on every road--railroad, wagon road, and nature=s road--and by the next census Arkansas City will have 4,000 persons placed to her credit. In no part of the county has the growth been so rapid and substantial as in the southwestern corner, through Silverdale, Creswell, Beaver, and Bolton Townships--the finest country in Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

Council met last Monday night.

Present: Messrs. Leach, Thompson, Rarick, Davis, and Fairclo.

The resignation of Archie Dunn as street commissioner was accepted, and James M. Moore was appointed in his place.

Bill of Chicago Lumber company for $36.54 was allowed and ordered paid; also bills of J. M. Moore, Ed. Malone, and Clark & Coombs were allowed and ordered paid.

Moved and carried that the treasurer, clerk, police judge, street commissioner, and water commissioner be required to make monthyly statement of their receipts and expenditures, to be presented at each regular meeting of the council.

It appearing that certain parties, to avoid paying the dog tax, are keeping said dogs tied up, the city marshal was instructed to enforce the ordinance with reference to said parties.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

A Paper Festival.

On Friday, June 13, the ladies of Arkansas City will give a paper festival and lawn social at the residence of Mrs. C. H. Searing, which from the preparations now being made bids fair to be the event of the season. The lawn will be handsomely decorated and lighted; ice cream, cake, strawberries, lemonade, and like delicacies will be served on tables ornamented with fancy paper trimmings, by ladies in paper dresses, while on other stands will be numberless quaint and fancy articles constructed of the material from which this festival derives its name, and which will be offered for sale. It is the intention to secure the services of our cornet band for outdoor music, while a choice programme of vocal and instrumental music has been arranged for indoor entertainment. Altogether this will be a decidedly recherche affair, and should not be missed by any of our society going people.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

In the police court items of last week was one against one Peter A. Coombs for assaulting his child. The facts in this case are somewhat interesting. Mr. Coombs was shelling corn at a large bin near the railroad, with a horse power sheller. One of his boys was driving the horse, and the other one, a little fellow seemingly not more than ten years old, in watching the operation became entangled in the cogs of the machine. The horse was stopped before any serious damage was done; but the father, instead of being thankful for his boy=s narrow escape, beat him with fists and then brutally whipped him with a cowhide until the screams of the lad brought strangers to his rescue. The man=s punishment was entirely too slight. He should have been treated to a dose of his own medicine, with a coat of tar and feathers.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Memorial Day was fittingly observed in this city last Friday by Arkansas City post, despite the threatening weather. Many beautiful floral tributes were laid upon the graves of those who had died in the service of their country, the post marching in a body to the cemetery. In the evening the citizens gathered at the opera house, and listened to speeches and anecdotes of war times from Revs. Buckner and Walker and some of the old soldiers. Sabbath evening union services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, where Rev. Fleming preached a Memorial Day sermon. The house was filled to overflowing, over one hundred probably being unable to gain admittance.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

The TRAVELER is indebted to Mr. Tell W. Walton for one of his new range maps of the Cherokee Strip. This map is a treasure in every respect to anyone desirous of keeping posted on cattle interests in the Territory. It should be in the hands of every stock man, or man interested in stock. It is as near correct as it is possible to make it. It is compiled from surveys made in 1883 by S. T. Wood, Tell Walton, Fred Eckert, and C. H. Burgess, and shows the location of about 100 ranges. We have two of the maps for sale at $6 each, the regular price. They are well worth the sum to anyone having occasion to use them.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Captain Payne has his boomers now located on the quarantine grounds south of Hunnewell, and proposes building a town there. He has had his men at work the past week, staking out the town site. He may sit down there for a spell, but if the court knows herself, it will not be long before his gang will get such a bounce that they will not stop short of the penitentiary. The town company of Hunnewell had better keep an eye on Payne or he will Ainvade@ and Aoccupy@ their town site, and claim it is Osage or Pawnee lands, and open for settlement. Caldwell Journal.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Are Indians becoming civilized? Archie Lawyer, a full blood Nez Perce Indian, has just had some envelopes printed at the TRAVELER office. Mr. Lawyer is a regularly ordained Presbyterian minister, a man of much intelligence, and an earnest worker in the interests of his tribe. He believes the Interior department will take some action soon looking to returning the Nez Perces to their northern home. In the interest of humanity, we hope this change will be made.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Mr. Shindel, brother of Mrs. O. Ingersoll, has purchased the Central Drug Store, and will hereafter conduct the same. Mr. Shindel is a druggist of large experience in the east, but during his visit in this city he became convinced that greater advantages were offered to an energetic businessman here than in his Pennsylvania home; hence his determination to remain. We trust he will never have cause to regret his action, but will be favored with a liberal patronage.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

G. Y. Smith, one of Kansas City=s heaviest merchants, was in the city last Friday, on his return home from a pleasure trip to the stock ranch of J. N. Florer. Mr. Smith, in addition to his immense Kansas City establishment, has also large cattle interests in the Territory, and finds time about once a year to come down and hunt and fish, while he watches his hundreds grow into thousands, and so on ad infinitum.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Commencement Exercises.

The commencement exercises of the high school department of our public schools will be held next Monday evening, June 9, at the opera house, and on Tuesday evening a festival will be given at the Perry house by the pupils and patrons of the school, to which all are cordially invited. The proceeds will be devoted to the purchase of books for the school library.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

A little excitement was occasioned yesterday evening by a fuss over a dog.

A lot on South Summit Street, opposite Major Sleeth=s residence, sold yesterday for $1,000. It was owned by I. H. Bonsall.

$100 Reward. For proof that will lead to the conviction of the party or parties who pulled up the posts and broke down the trees in block 40, Arkansas City, Kansas, on Saturday night last. FRANK J. HESS.

The first duty of our new street commissioner should be the filling up of the pools on Summit street, which during the recent heavy rains have been filled with water, and which are now beginning to emit a horrible stench. Sickness will be the result if this is not attended to at once and thoroughly.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Mr. A. B. Johnson, of Suncook, New Hampshire, is in the city for a few weeks. Mr. Johnson has cattle interests in this vicinity, being one of the firm of Johnsons & Hosmer, but is more especially on a visit to his daughter, Miss May, who has been one of our society lights for the past year.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

The cattle of Stewart, Hodges & Snyder are being rounded up preparatory to an inventory. There seems to be a regular three-cornered fight in this firm, which is much regretted among their friends, and it is hoped their differences will be settled without recourse to a forced sale or further difficulties among themselves.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Kansas City and Southwestern.

The election for voting bonds in aid of the above road passed off very quietly yesterday, there being little opposition. Owing to farmers being busy there was a light vote polled, something less than 490 in all, seven-eighths in favor of the proposition. Now let the road do its part, and we=ll be satisfied.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Another special meeting of the Equal Suffrage society will be held this afternoon at the residence of Mrs. O. P. Houghton, to which there is a general invitation. We are glad to state interest is increasing in this work. Half past three is the hour for meeting this afternoon, and it is expected there will be a general attendance.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

From the Muskogee, I. T., Journal, we learn that the farmers in the surrounding country who raised enough corn so they could hold over, are now reaping the benefit of their industry. Last fall it was selling at 40 cents, now it is selling at 60 and 65 cents. One of the lessons of civilization rests right here, and it is not one to be overlooked either.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

The bidders for the new bridge over the Walnut, knowing the amount voted, are showing that they are bidding with reference to this amount. They lose sight of the fact that our township board has pledged itself not to go beyond $2,500 in building this bridge, which resulted in the rejection of all the bids opened last week. Don=t be too hoggish, gentlemen.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

Ware & Pickering have the latest thing out in the shape of a lamp wick. It is made of fine glass, gives a light with the poorest oil equal to that produced by the highest grade oil with ordinary wicks. They do not heat the burners, and will last six or seven years. They need no trimming. Call in and see them.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 4, 1884.

DIED. Mrs. Hugh Ford, living in the west part of the city, in giving her two-year-old child a dose of what she supposed was quinine, last Saturday night, by mistake gave it morphine, from the effects of which the child died. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, attended by many friends of the family, who sympathize with the parents in this sad accident.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 11, 1884.

A local Blaine and Logan club is the proper thing now.

We were glad to see Mrs. Seyfer on our streets again last Monday.

The windows are being set in the south wall of the Hazie block.

Conductor Myers is still confined to his home under medical are.

Our new street commissioner is looking after the defects of Summit street in good shape.

S. E. Maxwell has our thanks for a fine sample of cherries.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

You can beat the flies by reading the notice of the Chicago lumber yard in this issue.


Ad. Buy your Screen Doors at the Chicago Lumber Yard.

Ad. Go to the Chicago Lumber Yard for Screen Doors.

Ad. Screen Doors for sale at the Chicago Lumber Yard.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

The Methodist folks cleared a nat sum by their festival at the skating rink last Friday night.

Ed. Perrine has now completed and is occupying his new residence in the west part of town.

Mrs. Jennie Hoskins and little daughter left last Monday for Aurora, Illinois, for several weeks= visit.

Remember Arkansas City will give the grandest celebration on the Fourth to be seen in Southern Kansas.

DIED. Two soldiers belonging to the Ninth Cavalry were drowned in the North Fork of the Canadian last Friday.

MARRIED. Mr. J. L. Berkey and Miss Ivy Burrell, of Salt City, were married at that place last Friday, by Rev. H. S. Lundy.

W. H. Sparks, M. D., of the state that furnishes the next vice president, has located in this city and gone into partnership with Dr. Wright.

Mr. John Gooch and wife arrived in our city from Otoe Agency Monday. Mrs. Gooch will remain in the city for several days visiting her parents.

Jack Hilliard brought nine horses home with him ten days ago--all fine stock--and has disposed of seven of them. Good stock is in demand.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Mrs. H. P. Farrar and Mrs. C. H. Searing represented Arkansas City=s Equal Suffrage society at the county convention in Winfield last Monday.

We want a correspondent from every township in middle and southern Cowley, and will make it to the interest to some good party fo furnish us letters.

Capt. Thompson purchased Sam Reed=s residence property last Friday for $1,250, and Sam, to provide himself and family shelter, secured a house of Mr. Pickering for $500.

Dr. Fred Quinby, formerly of Idaho, was in the city Monday. He has lately been appointed physician at Ponca Agency, and was on his way to his new field of work.

As the time for the annual school meeting draws nigh, we hope the citizens in general and parents in particular will show their interest in our schools by being present and assisting in the election of the director for the coming year.

Rev. Campbell returned last Friday from attending the general assembly of the United Presbyterian Church at St. Louis. During the session the subject of instrumental music came up, but created such a furore that the matter was left in status quo.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

A hard maple floor is being put down in the skating rink at the south end of Summit street, making one of the finest places of the kind in the state. Some noted roller skaters will be here on the opening night. There will be fun there this summer--for the lookers on.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

The Highland hall folks are putting up a substantial awning on the entire front of the opera house block, and in the center will be a balcony for the use of orchestras, etc. When completed the balcony would be a delightful place for open air concerts by our cornet band.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

There were seven special policemen appointed Wednesday, and one drunken man fired his revolver and raised the devil generally on the circus grounds at night. Our regular day marshal hasn=t as much blow, but he has more real nerve than all the Aspecials@ put together.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Government troops are yet in the Oklahoma field, there now being 100 in camp on the Cimarron at the crossing of the Arkansas City trail.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Mr. A. D. Prescott, of Howard Springs, Iowa, returned to our city last week and will go to work putting up a house at once with a view to brining his family here in the fall.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

DIED. In this city on Wednesday, June 4, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. P. Morton, aged nineteen months. The funeral took place in the afternoon of the same day.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

The Arkansas City Land Record is the latest appearance in the newspaper field of Arkansas City. It is issued by the real estate firm of Kellogg, Matlack & Howard, and is a credit to these enterprising gentlemen in every particular.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Hic jacet: The Oklahoma War Chief has died, after a spasmodic existence of four weeks. We undertand our long haired and bibulous friend, Gordon, has found a sucker who has furnished him the means to start a paper near Hunnewell in the interests of Oklahoma.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Geo. Miller is entertaining his jolly fat brother, who suddenly pounced on him last Wednesday, coming from Northern Ohio. They had not seen each other for ten years.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

The TRAVELER appears this week printed entirely at home, and with new type. Our new press is unaccountably detained, but we hope to hear from it soon, when we will have still better facilities for the accommodation of our business.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

There never was a finer prospect for wheat than this season. The stand is not as thick as usual, but the heads are remarkably long and large.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Three attaches of the New England circus left that colossal combination at this city last Wednesday, and made an attempt to attach the concern for back wages to the amount of $65, which they claimed was due them. Not being able to furnish sufficient bond, they could accomplish nothing.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

We this week announce J. B. Tucker as a candidate for representative from this district. Jerry is well known all over the county. He is an ambitious, hard working farmer, and in his young life has done yeoman service for the Republican party.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

A few days ago a cat belonging to Mrr. N. S. Crawford, who resides just south of town, gave birth to a litter of kittens. They were killed, and the cat not to be deprived of little ones, hunted up and brought to the house seven young tiny rabbits and suckled them as her own. But as cats are not intended by nature to raise rabbits, the little ones soon dwindled and died. Cambridge News.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Mr. A. A. Wiley and Mr. Thomas Gilbert were callers at this office Tuesday. Mr. Gilbert holds a lease on the Kaw reserve east of the Arkansas River, and wishes to increase his range stock by purchasing one or two thousand one- and two-year-old steers. Mr. Wiley is over on the same business. They want through Texans, and are willing to pay the market price for them. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Two parties, McMahon and Brush, were arrested yesterday for stealing a boat from a Winfield man. They plead guilty, but thought their fine should be light because they wanted to leave the country. McMahon is an old offender, having just served a three years= sentence for horse stealing. Brush is a young ignorant German, and in fact is more sinned against then sinning. Judge Kreamer placed their fine at $10 each and costs.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Caldwell has had another horror. One J. H. Wendels, on going to his home on Monday night of last week in a rather more aggravated condition of drunkenness than was his wont, shot his wife through the heart, killing her instantly. He followed this fiendish deed by doing a meritorious and righteous act, shooting himself where a human being=s heart is generally found. Fortunately, it killed him, thus getting him out of the way, with no useless expense to the state.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Lou Skinner is again a candidate for public attention. He was arrested last Wednesday night for being drunk, and on giving bond was discharged until the next morning. On his way home he drew a revolver on Frank Lorry, ordering him to throw up his hands and give over his money. He changed his mind, though, and proceeded home. He failed to show up Thursday morning, but on Monday he was arrested and held until the forfeited bond was made good, when he was immediately arrested on a state warrant for his attempted highway robbery of Frank Lorry. His preliminary examination was held yesterday before Police Judge Kreamer, County Attorney Jennings appearing for the state.

Skinner waived preliminary examination and was bound over in the sum of $500 to appear at the October term of court. He has not yet furnished bond.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

The Fourth.

Arkansas City will celebrate our natal day in grand style this year. The exercises will be carried out under the auspices of the Grand Army post of this city, and will consist of speaking by our congressman and other noted men, boat and tub racing on the Walnut, a mass meeting in the grove, a regular old-time Indian war dance by Indians from the Territory, and an elaborate display of fireworks at night. Another feature will be the Grand Army camp fire on the night of the third, to which they expect delegations from adjoining counties and all over Cowley. With the proper assistance from our merchants, there is no reason why a programme cannot be arranged that will bring a crowd of 10,000 people to our thriving city. The Grand Army post has appropriated $100, besides which they are willing to give their time and labor to make the celebration a success. A like generosity displayed by our businessmen would be the means of advertising our city most effectually and result in pecuniary profit to them. Let all arrangements be completed, and that quickly.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Horrible Accident at the Roller Mills.

But two weeks ago Mr. A. T. McIntire, an employee in Ayres= mill, had the misfortune to lose the thumb and forefinger on his right hand, the same being crushed by a couple of cogwheels, and this week we have to chronicle a still more terrible accident, which happened at the large roller mills of Landes, Beall & Co.

Last Thursday afternoon Mr. J. C. Loveland, one of the oldest residents of Arkansas City, was cleaning the dust away from under one of the Richmond scalping chests, when his shirt sleeve caught in the lower cogs. Before the unfortunate man had time to realize what had happened, the cogs had fastened upon his right arm and were grinding his flesh to a jelly. By singular nerve and presence of mind, Mr. Loveland succeeded in pulling himself away from the machine, but not before his arm, from a point three inches from the wrist to a like distance from his shoulder blade, was torn and lacerated in a horrible manner. There was only about three inches of flesh left hanging to the back part of the arm, the arteries, muscles, etc., being torn completely away. The shock moved the immense scalping chest from its position, and jarred the general machinery to such an extent as to make it noticeable all over the mill; and as an employee started from the lower floor to investigate the cause, he met Mr. Loveland coming downstairs, with no further assistance than that offered by the arm of a fellow worker. Mr. Loveland bore his sufferings with remarkable nerve, simply remarking, AI have got my dose this time.@ He was at once conveyed to his home, where an examination showed that an amputation was necessary, which was immediately performed by Drs. Wright, Chapel, and Vawter. The arm was taken off within three inches of the shoulder.

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mr. Loveland in this affliction. Being a poor man, depending upon his wages for the support of his family and paying for a house, the loss of his right arm is the worst accident that could befall him, short of death. A purse of something over $600 was raised for him the next day and placed to his credit in the Arkansas City bank, and while it will be needed and most thankfully received, still it is a poor return to a working man for the loss of a right arm.

At last accounts he was doing as well as could be expected, his temperate habits and strong constitution coming to his aid most nobly.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

The Baptist Church.

In the midst of the hurry and bustle of our growing city, due attention is being given to our spiritual growth. Arkansas City has now four church edifices: First Presbyterian, United Presbyterian, Methodist Episcopal, and Free Methodist--and two denominations, the Baptists and Christians, whose houses of worship are in course of erection, or soon will be.

The Baptist society are building on Central Avenue, on the second block east of Summit Street, and hope to have their house ready for use by August 1. The foundation is now about completed, and is of rough stone, amber [? sabier ?] finish, three feet above the ground. The main building is 30 x 50 feet, with a lecture room on the west 16 x 30, and a cloak room and baptistry on the east 8 x 30. The ceiling of the auditorium will be arched, and paneled in ash and maple, and the seats will be the best approved opera chairs. The partition between the lecture room and main auditorium will be so arranged that it can be lowered to the wainscoting when the occasion requires, thus furnishing extra seating capacity for about 150 people. From the foundation the building will be frame, with cupola and bell tower of about forty feet, the entire structure presenting a handsome and substantial appearance. Its estimated cost is a trifle over $3,000, exclusive of furnishing, which item will probably be attended to by the ladies of the Baptist society. There is a balance of about $1,200 yet unprovided for, which will doubtless necessitate the asking of aid from our citizens when the proper time comes, and which appeal should meet with a generous response.

We cannot have too many churches in our midst. They are glorious advertisements of the respectability of our community, and go farther towards rightly shaping future generations than do saloons and institutions of the like character. We hope to see our Baptist friends worshiping under their own vine and fig tree by early fall, free from debt, and contributing their mite to the enlightened civilization of Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Flour and Freight Contracts.

Maj. Searing, of the Walnut Mills, and F. P. Schiffbauer, our genial mayor, returned from New York last week, where they have been figuring on Indian supplies and freighting of the same. Mr. Searing obtained for his firm the contract for supplying something over 1,600,000 pounds of flour, to be distributed among the Osage, Kaw, Nez Perce, Pawnee, Otoe, Ponca, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe, and the Wichita and Commanche agencies, besides some smaller contracts for supplies delivered at points in New Mexico and Arizona. Schiffbauer Bros. have secured what is termed the freight contract on goods from Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City to this point, and from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City to Lawrence, Kansas, for the Indian school at that place. On the freight from New York to Arkansas City, Mr. Kerns, of St. Louis, secured the contract, bidding two cents under Mr. Schiffbauer. This city is the general distributing point for the bulk of supplies for the agencies south of us, and the handling of these goods forms quite an item in the general business of the city.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Brick Manufacture.


EDITOR TRAVELER: Is there a demand in your city for the manufacture and laying of brick beyond your present supply? What are your future prospects in the brick line? What is brick worth per 1,000 at the kiln and in the wall? Do you burrn brick with wood or coal? What wages are paid to bricklayers/ Have you any architect, and what is his name?

Yours, etc. T. L. CALLOWAY,

615 Edmond Street.

There is a constant demand for brick in our city, and a newcomer would do a thriving business in this line. New buildings, for business and residence purposes, are going up in all parts of the city, and good brick is always in demand. Brick is worth $10 per 1,000 in the wall and about $9 at the kiln. Wood is used altogether in burning. Bricklayers command $3.50 per day, and sometimes more, we believe. There are several architects in Arkansas City, some of whom you can find by reference to our advertising columns.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Snyder & Hutchison sold two lots on west Central Avenue last Friday to Mr. Goodenough, of Erie, Pennsylvania, who will immediately erect a commodious residence; also four lots to Mr. Grabfield, of Cincinnati, who will build four residence, and Geo. Allen property on Summit street to Mr. Demming, of Olathe, Kansas, who intends putting up a good residence building, and will also put in a stock of groceries. Verily the future great doth boom.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Pleasant Valley Prospects.

EDITOR TRAVELER: Kansas has the reputation of being the land of zephyrs, and it is charged against her citizens that they are given to blowing a little, and that the press of Kansas is a combination of zephyrs, tempests, and cyclones in the way of blowing; but I challenge the most expert blower to come to Cowley County, and over-estimate our prospects at present. We had a late start in the spring crops, but we have in this township, the very best prospects for all crops.

The rains of the past four weeks have delayed corn plowing very much, but between showers the hoes have been busy, and on listed corn the farmers can plow when level ground is too wet. The cultivation of corn will come in conflict with harvest, and no man will be out of work.

Our township has 5,500 acres of wheat, 699 acres of oats to harvest, 5,570 acres of corn to plow, and 3,394 hogs to feed; and while that racket is going on no circus need apply for our patronage. Our population is 936, and none to spare in harvest.

Never since the settlement of this country has there been such prospects ahead. No insect has showed a head to do us harm. While Wall Street was shaken from basement to dome, our banks are solid, which is much to their credit as financial men. Our merchants have all the trade they can hope for, and in fact Aeverything is lovely and the goose hangs high.@ It maybe we are booming too much, but time will tell.

I was amused at one of your bankers who returned from a week=s sojourn east. When he returned his first thought was, AWell, what is real estate worth today? No doubt his nerves would not have shaken if he had been told, Aone thousand a lot.@

Prohibition speaking was the order of the day yesterday at Victor schoolhouse. Addresses were delivered by Prof. A. H. Limerick, Revs. Cairns and Post, and Messrs. Millspaugh and J. M. Martin. Their work is deserving of great praise, as it is not for money but the good of the country they work. Let their banner wave.

I hear that the TRAVELER proposes a new departure--home print all over and lots to read. Well, that is in keeping with the age. Give us music to the tune of Blaine and Logan, canal, woman suffrage, more mills, and you will reap your financial reward. SANGAMON.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.


A communication appeared in one of our city papers last week under the above caption, in which Mr. F. C. Leach, acting mayor, was severely criticized and more or less abused. Now the facts in the case are these. A man came to town, and taking out a hawker=s license, proceeded to cry out his goods, selling shirts, handkerchiefs, scissors, etc. There was nothing in his language to hurt anyone, and he clearly had a right to pursue his business according to the terms of his license. But at the instigation of some party, a man authorized to make arrests, but who draws no salary from the city therefor, ordered the vendor to ceased. An appeal being made to the acting mayor and Councilmen Thompson and Fairclo, they decided the man could proceed, which was no more than his right. The allusion to Mr. Leach=s Aimbibing too freely of his favorite beverage@ is purely gratuitous, as he is a known temperance man, and could not have been under the influence of anything more soul destroying than hydrant water. Again, as regards the Arat@ man, there is no ordinance prohibiting a man from giving a free show or from begging--any more than you can prevent a blind organ grinder from plying his vocation. The rat man couldn=t have made a cent if there had not been suckers there to nibble at his bait. The trouble is our night policeman is growing too fast for his clothes. He ought to take more rest in the daytime and not quite so much at night. In conclusion, we will state that the general opinion is that Mr. Leach attended to the city=s interests during Mr. Schiffbauer=s absence fully as well as could any of the mice disposed to gnaw at his hands.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.


Some ten days ago some person or persons pulled up the fence and broke about forty shade trees on the block north of the schoolhouse, presumably for the very simple reason that this property has lately been fenced, thereby closing a Acut off@ road and depriving some stray cows of grazing privileges. This road has heretofore been used by Tom, Dick, and Harry--everybody coming into town from that direction--but they only used it through the good will of the owner of the block now fenced, inasmuch as he was not yet ready to make the improvements thereon now rendered advisable by the growth of our city. And now that this city is spreading out, and making it more imperative upon travelers to pay some attention to regular line roads, it is certainly in very poor taste for any man or set of men to attempt to preserve the relics of ruralism to such an extent as pulling down fences and destroying shade trees. The perpetrators of such deeds are too contemptible for consideration, but it will be well for them to remember that the law prescribes a criminal penalty for such offenses. A large reward has been offered for the apprehension of the miscreants, and if caught, it will go hard with them. This is not the Indian Territory, and such proceedings will not go by default, nor the perpetrators be permitted to go scot free.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Our neighbors across the way are moved to tears at the spectacle of a woman selling perfumery on our street and giving the purchaser a chance to get his money back. They fear the morals of the Arkansas City youth will be corrupted by such sights. Leaving aside the susceptibility of the average Arkansas City youth from 12 to 15 years, we respectfully submit that from the crowd of men seeking perfumery it was impossible for a boy short of eight feet in stature to see the Afemale gambler.@ It is not worthwhile for our neighbor to abuse our mayor and municipal officers for an affair like this. They but complied with the city law, and warned the woman not to violate any state statute. Her evasion of the law is a common one, and is practiced in every city in the land, but is one in which the operator generally keeps outside the pale of gambling as recognized by law. However great the evil may be, abuse of officials not responsible is no very certain corrective. Nor do we imagine that these self-elected reformers hold such a powerful grip upon the machinery of government as to intimidate anybody by their threats of Amaking their demands heard and felt.@


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

The commencement exercises at the opera house last Monday night were interesting to the large audience and very creditable to the pupils and principal. A most pleasing feature of the entertainment was the excellent music furnished by the school club. Many of the young people were greeted by a shower of bouquets from their friends, upon the completion of their essays. The final entertainment given by the school children was the festival last night at the skating rink, which was generally attended and was a success, socially and financially.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Inspector Benedict was in town last week, returning from a protracted trip among the agencies south and southwest of us. He says Maj. Woodin left the Indian service with a better record and cleaner set of accounts than any other agent known of by him. After a most thorough investigation, the government reports that Athree tack hammers and one draw-knife are not accounted for.@ That the count of tacks tallied exactly with the number issued, is fair to presume, as nothing was said on that point.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.


AHELLO, DIAMOND FRONT?@ (Afraid of twisting the wire by saying Kroenert). AI understand you are giving away elegant silverware with baking powder. Send me down a can; some of that nice Durham cheese, and a supply of vegetables. You always have the best assortment. Also a jar of those excellent preserves right away. That=s all.@


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

Ad. STRAY. A black sow weighing about 125 pounds, a little white on head, is now at my place. Owner can have same by paying costs. Reinhold Hess.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

For Sale! About 275 head of Arkansas cattle two years old and upwards, nearly half of them steers; all have been wintered in the state, and will be sold at moderate prices. Apply to B. K. Melick, Geuda Springs.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.

For Sale Cheap. A good democrat and buggy wagon combined in one, with top rigged for two horses or one. Also, a small pony. Enquire at the store of Wyckoff & Son.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 18, 1884.

[Front Page Item.]

Texas Live Stock Journal. The excitement over the drive is increasing. It is said Seth Mabry will bet that 650,000 cattle will cross Red River, and there is a man in San Antonio who will put up all he has that 800,000 will leave Texas between February and August.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 18, 1884.

New Road to Fort Worth.

The stockholders of the Santa Fe road having determined not to extend their road about 200 miles, the following from the St. Louis Railway Register will be read with interest by all who live along the proposed route, which will be the same as that at first proposed by the Santa Fe.

AAccording to the Kansas papers, H. L. Marvin, chief engineer of construction of the Southern Kansas railroad, whose headquarters are at Chanute, Kansas, will start from Arkansas City the latter part of this week with a party of five, on a reconnoitering expedition for the purpose of ascertaining the most desirable route for a line of road from that city to Fort Worth, Texas. They will go through the Sac and Fox reservation, and via Gainesville, Texas. Two other routes through the territory have already been examined, the object being to have everything in readiness for the surveying parties, which are now awaiting the action of congress in granting a right through the Indian Territory. The Southern Kansas is controlled by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe company, which is bent on pushing the first line of railroad across this territory, and with a view to this is moving in advance of congress in the matter.@ Texas Live Stock Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Wichita is going to have her houses numbered.

County Attorney Jennings was in the city yesterday.

Mr. Loveland was walking about uptown yesterday.

Frank Gage thinks of trying his fortune in Colorado soon.

Belle Plaine has been organized into a city of the third class.

Come to the Acity of surprise@ to spend the glorious Fourth.

A. W. Patterson, proprietor of the popular Leland, is rusticating at Geuda Springs.

Mr. V. M. Ayres, of the Canal Mills at Arkansas City, spent last Sunday in Independence. Star.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

AGuiteau No. 2,@ is the Anthony Republican=s way of addressing Capt. Payne, the Oklahoma boomer.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

The skating rink opens this evening. There will be lots of fun there for all spectators and skaters.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

C. C. Sollitt leaves for Chicago today, where he will spend a few warm weeks amid the cool lake breezes.

L. D. Skinner furnished bond in the sum of $500 last week for his appearance at the October term of court.

The ladies desire to return especial thanks to the Arkansas City cornet band for their excellent music at the paper festival.

The equal suffragists meet this afternoon at 3:30 o=clock, at the residence of Mrs. Stacey Matlack. A full attendance is requested.

Our city attorney is wrestling with an attack of malaria fever, from which the law breaking class hope he will not recover soon.

Rev. Fleming and wife go to Newton this week to attend the State Sabbath school convention. They will return Friday or Saturday.

Remember the camp fire of the G. A. R. boys on the night of the 3rd of July, at Arkansas City, preparatory to a grand Fourth of July celebration.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Councilman Thompson says there is a move on foot to curb and gutter Summit Street. This is a move in the right direction. It should be done immediately.

Mr. Chalfant and son, of Emporia, were in the city yesterday. Mr. Chalfant is an old newspaper man, and is looking for a bood business opening in Southern Kansas.

We are glad to state that J. C. Loveland, an account of whose injuries appeared in the last TRAVELER, is rapidly improving, being now able to walk about.

A platform dance will be given at the G. A. R. campfire on the night of July 3, in this city. Come in and enjoy yourselves, friends, and help the boom along.

A salvation army has infested Caldwell for a few days. They have evidently struck the Caldwell Standard in a bad spot, judging from its remarks upon the salvationists.

BIRTH. Mr. and Mrs. John Kroenert are the proud parents of a fine little girl, who was born on Wednesday, June 11. May fortune=s brightest smiles rest on the little stranger in her voyage through live.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Baptist services are held every Sabbath in the U. P. Church, at 3 p.m.; Sabbath school at 4 p.m. Cottage prayer meetings every Thursday evening. F. L. WALKER, Pastor.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

A large party of Kiowas came into town yesterday. They were up on a visit to their children at the Chilocco Industrial school south of the city. Many notable chiefs and old time warriors were among the party.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Burt Worthley and Sam Burress returned from Arkansas last week with 800 head of yearlings and two-year-olds. They are holding them at present on the Cimarron. Burt reports a good drive, with no loss worth speaking of.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

The Misses Croswell, daughters of ex-Governor Croswell, of Michigan, have been visiting their uncle, Mr. E. D. Eddy, for a few days, returning home today. Three days of their visit were taken up in a trip to Ponca Agency.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

It is to be hoped the road between Arkansas City and the south bridge will be substantially improved with the aid of the township and city appropriations made therefor. It will be a good investment for the city.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

In this issue appears the card of Drs. Wright and Sparks, the latter gentleman being a newcomer and having associated himself with Dr. Wright. They are both old practitioners, and cannot fail to enjoy a lucrative practice.

CARD. WRIGHT & SPARKS, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. Special attention given to the treatment of CHRONIC DISEASES. Office in Matlack=s Block, Arkansas City, Kansas. Residences on North Summit Street.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Miss May Johnson and Miss Virginia Walton left for an extended visit in the East last Saturday afternoon. There are two or three aching voids straying around Arkansas City now, but they have our sympathy. >Tis all that we can do.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

The Ladies= Missionary society of the United Presbyterian Church will give a APink Tea@ social on Friday evening next, June 21, at the residence of W. B. Kirkpatrick, corner of Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

James Rubens, interpreter for the Nez Perce at Fort Lapwai, Idaho Territory, has been visiting among the Nez Perces south of this city for a week, and left for his Idaho home yesterday. He says all his tribe will soon be in the more healtful climate of Idaho.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

A regular old fashioned war dance by Indians will be one of the many attractions at Arkansas City on the glorious Fourth. It has been two years since anything of this nature has been seen in the state, and this card alone will draw hundreds to our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Frank Hess has purchased a mocking bird, whose gentle murmur he hopes will in a measure dispel the clouds that have o=ercast his sky since last Saturday afternoon. We are afraid that typewriter will be put to higher uses than the routine business of a real estate office.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Attention, Guards. You are hereby commanded to meet on next Friday evening at 7 o=clock sharp at the Star livery stables to receive orders concerning the 4th of July. C. G. THOMPSON, Captain Commanding.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Harvesting will commence this week in all parts of Cowley County, if we are but favored with a continuation of the present fair weather. The crops will be of a better grade than last year, and fully as heavy. The grain does not stand quite so thick, but the heads are much longer and larger.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

And then on the night of the Fourth--after the speaking, after the boat racing and tub racing, after the war dance, after the picnic, after the fireworks--what? Why a grand ball as a general wind-up to a day which will have been one round of pleasure. Oh, there is nothing small about Arkansas City.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

The Geuda Springs Herald tells a confiding public that there are two Taylor sisters at Winfield, two at Arkansas City, and two at Geuda Springs, and strange to say, but nevertheless true, they are in no way related to one another and are all engaged in the same vocation--millinery and dress making.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

J. F. Ferguson, who was brought here about two or three weeks since, paralyzed until he was unable to feed himself, is improving very rapidly under treatment by the waters. He now expects to be able to walk around in another week. His rapid improvement has been a surprise to everyone who saw him when he first came. Geuda Springs Herald.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Frank Hess has three or four clerks to do his writing, which certainly ought to be enough, even for his large business; but he last week capped the climay [?] by purchasing a typewriter. Frank says this purchase was made necessary by the increased amount of businees, in which prosperity we rejoice equally with him, and hope the real estate boom will continue for aye.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

We hope the Lord will not hold anything ag=in us for it, but last Sabbath was mainly devoted by the TRAVELER boys to wrestling with a forty-five hundred pound printing press, which arrived on the sidewalk at 10 a.m. and had to be taken out of the blazing sun as soon as possible. We assure our myriad readers it was not pure love of exercise that actuated me in thus mutilating the Sabbath.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Mr. E. C. Ward, Secretary of the Parsons, La Junta & Las Vegas railway company, returned yesterday from Hunnewell, to which point the line of this road has already been surveyed from Parsons. The surveys have also been corrected back, and everything is now in readiness for actual construction. That this line of road will be built in the near future, its officers here are sanguine. Independence Star.




Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

The North Fork for the past two weeks has been higher than before known for several years. With the first rise went downstream the ferry-boat which the military so kindly furnished, and until a skift could be made, the mails were stopped and travel of all kinds impeded. Quite a number of large cow outfits en route to the roundups were several days delayed at the Agency on account of the high water. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Some fiendish men who have no respect for themselves or others, have been busying themselves cutting down street trees, destroying sidewalk, and doing deviltry generally in the southwest part of town. Who the perpetrators are and what their object is no one seems to know; but if they should be caught at their work, it will not be well for them. Wellingtonian.

We have two or three of that breed of pups in this neighborhood, who, if caught, will learn a lesson at once lasting and impressive.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

The council held an adjourned meeting last Monday night, Mayor Schiffbauer in the chair, and Councilmen Thompson, Fairclo, and Davis present.

Bills amounting to $23.75 were allowed, and bill of W. L. Webb referred to finance committee.

The report of W. L. Webb, who has been surveying the slough in the southwest part of the city, was read, as follows.

To the Arkansas City Council:

I have the honor to submit the following report of a survey for draining the slough in the southwest portion of the city.

A line was measured in a southwesterly direction along a line of natural drainage, and levels taken at each 100 feet. The distance was found to be 2,850 feet, and the elevation of the pond above the river 1.62 feet. The elevation of the ground along the line will average, for 2,000 feet next to the pond, 3 feet, and for the remaining distance 6-1/2 feet above the water in the pond. At the deepest place, the pond is about 2-1/2 feet deep. The water in the canal was 3.16 feet above the surface of the pond. The small difference of level between the pond and river renders drainage along this line impracticable. Several gentlemen who have given the matter some attention suggested that a line in a southeasterly direction, following natural drainage, would, by striking the river further down, take advantage of the fall of the river, which I am told is about

3-1/2 feet per mile, and which would still be within the limit of expense desired by the city. My examination stopped here, and the matter was left for the action of the council. W. L. WEBB.

This report was laid on the table.

Council decided that license of B. H. Dixon was not transferable. A proposition was received from Dr. Kellogg for the city to give a quitclaim of balance of all of city lots which have been sold for taxes. The proposition states that he will clear up the title to any one lot which the mayor may select, and give title to the same or in lieu thereof, would give $50 for each quitclaim deed.

The matter of C. R. Sipes, with reference to grading Fifth Street, was referred to the committee on streets and alleys.

The resignation of Ed. Malone as water works commissioner was read and referred to the water works committee.

The mayor instructed the ordinance committee to consult the city attorney with reference to an ordinance taking action on a petition to gutter the street on blocks 80, 81, 68, and 69.

Moved and carried that the council appropriate $100 out of any money not otherwise appropriated to repair the road south of the city and north of the Arkansas River bridge.

Committee on revision of ordinances was given more time.

Adjourned to next regular meeting.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

He Wanted to Make His Own Whiskey.

For several months Searing & Mead have been missing grain from their bins, but have been unable to detect the guilty parties. Last Sunday morning, however, William Burroughs, a drayman in the city, was seen coming from a Santa Fe car with a basket of corn. This car was about half loaded for shipment, Searing & Mead being the consignors. Burroughs was arrested Monday morning, and acknowledged the theft so readily that further search was made about his premises, resulting in finding a lot of carpenter=s tools, which had been taken from a Mr. Pond, his tool chests having been broken open a week ago last Friday. He was also charged with stealing a saddle, bridle, and whip. In Burroughs= cellar were found about 100 whiskey bottles, which told too plainly the story of his downfall. He has been in the habit, we learn, of buying straight alcohol and diluting the same to satisfy an appetite that has drowned all instincts of manhood and literally ruined him. A few years ago he was a hard working, industrious man, and managed to buy a house and several lots, but of late he has given way to the desire for drink, which has brought him to his present condition. It will sweep away the earnings of years to get himself out of his scrape. Burroughs= trial was held before F. P. Schiffbauer and he was found guilty, on three counts, each petit larceny. For stealing the corn, he was fined $5 and costs; for stealing the tools, $10 and costs; and he was sentenced to sixty days in the county jail for stealing the saddle, bridle, and whip.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Post Office Carelessness.

From a certain town in this county we have received frequent complaints of the looseness with which the mail is handled, charging that in the matter of papers there is no certainty as to whether subscribers will receive them or not. There is no disposition to charge that the postmaster is doing anything wrong, and for this reason no name is mentioned. Our informant says the mail is kept in an exposed place, and that parties help themselves to their own if the P. M. happens to be busy in some other part of the room. Now in this way other papers than the TRAVELER--and even letters--are liable to displacement, and are finally lost. No one other than a sworn official has a right to handle mail matter, and our country postmasters cannot be too careful. We know the work is often very much of an annoyance, but that does not excuse an official from becoming careless of other people=s interests as well as his own. If he doesn=t want to attend to the duties of postmaster, it would be far better to turn the office over to someone who would be a little more particular. As we said before, there is no charge of intentional wrong doing in this case. It is only carelessness growing out of a too general confiddence in the hangers-on to a country post office. For the sake of all parties interested, we trust we will need to say nothing further on this point--that the TRAVELER will reach the proper households, and that the much bored postmaster will live to a hearty old age and enter upon his eternal reward in the sweet consciousness of having performed most onerous duties to the satisfaction of all.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Navigation. Mr. F. T. Burrowes, the United States engineer who recently passed down the Arkansas River in charge of a surveying party, writes from Pawnee Agency, under date of June 9, as follows.

AFor the last two weeks we have found a regular steamboat river at the present stage of water, and if this stage would only continue for six months in the year, Arkansas City could be made the head of navigation at moderate expense.@


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell=s card appears in this issue. The doctor leaves a lucrative practice in Illinois to join his fortunes with those of the growing West, and we trust his highest hopes may be realized. He is a regular graduate of the Jefferson Medical College, at Philadelphia, has had several years of experience, and is fully qualified for the important duties of a physician. His office is over McLaughlin=s grocery, one door north of Highland Hall.

CARD. Doctor J. A. Mitchell, Arkansas City, Kansas. Office over McLaughlin=s Grocery. I am in the office at night also.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Good Farming.

Mr. J. J. Estus, one of Silverdale=s most thrifty farmers, dropped in long enough to report fine crops and lots of them. Mr. Estus is one of the systematic farmers--a man who attends to his farm with the same care that a merchant bestows upon his business. One rule in his farming is especially worthy of attention just now among that class of farmers whose weeds are as high again as their corn, and that is, never pass a cockle-bur, or a patch of them, even if it takes half a day to extricate them. He has a man employed as a general farm hand the entire year, and his instructions are to pull this weed up wherever it is seen, whether crops are growing there or not, and as a result, just half a dozen cockle-burs were found last week in a fifty acre lot of corn. This is only one of the many items that need careful looking after on a farm, but it shows what perseverance and steady work will do. Too many farmers become shiftless, or at least do not carry their warfare against weeds any farther than the ground in cultivation, when the only true way is to not allow these rank growing enemies of good crops to obtain a foothold in the remotest part of your farm. To do this requires constant watching as much in the fall and winter as in the spring; but it will pay 100 percent on the outlay of labor and money necessary to keep your fields clear. Another thing--it cultivates a habit of thriftiness in the farmer which will show itself in the general improvement of his farm, not to mention the increased value thereof.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Our Canal.

By far the severest strain upon our canal headgates since their construction was that of the high water of last week, when the Arkansas came within four feet of touching the bridge; yet the gates withstood the immense pressure, despite the fears that the wall would be undermined. Considering the great amount of sand in the river bed, this is pretty good proof of the solidity of the stonework at the headgates. The time will come when there will be solid stone walls up and down the river at this point, with stone bottom to the canal proper, and such other work as may be necessary to place this great enterprise beyond the influence of high water. The owners are devoting all incomes resulting from mill rentals to perfecting this splendid water power, which is today the finest thing of its kind west of the Mississippi. The Arkansas City Water Power company have expended over $100,000 in the construction of this canal and in encouraging mill enterprises, and to this, more than any other agency, we owe our marvelous prosperity as a city. A city with a good water power is always a success, and we have the finest power in the West.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

The Paper Festival.

The social and festival at the residence of Mrs. C. H. Searing last Friday night was a most charming affair in the way of general enjoyment. The grounds were illuminated by numerous decorated lanterns, the variegated paper covers presenting a scene at once pleasing and unique. The refreshment tables were liberally patronized, as were also the fancy tables, from which over $50 was realized. The music furnished by the cornet band was the best yet rendered by our boys, and the society=s thanks are extended to them for their generosity in contributing their services. Indoors Mrs.

B. F. Beall gave some excellent vocal and instrumental music. An especially pleasing feature of the parlor entertainment were the recitations of ABrier Rose@ and AFishin=,@ by Miss Nellie Nash, two very dissimilar selections, displaying remarkable compass of voice for one so young. Barring the great amount of work which fell upon a few women, we should say the paper festival was a success.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

High water on the Walnut is seriously interfering with work at the gravel beds this week, operations being almost suspended during the past two days. This is more of a business than is generally known by those not directly interested. From these beds the Santa Fe company get from twenty-five to forty car loads of gravel per day, which is used for ballasting purposes on this branch and along the main line. The supply is inexhaustible, so far as known, and the gravel is the finest and best ever used by any company. Mr. Woodson, in charge of the work, says he never saw as good an article anywhere in the East. Thus from the lavishness of nature does Southern Cowley supply the wants of men and coporations.



Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Mr. L. H. Millard was in the city last week, having been visiting the healing waters of Geuda. Mr. Millard is well known among those who frequented Topeka during the last session of the legislature, he being chief clerk of the house at that time. He now heads the race for secretary of state, and as he hails from the southwest part of the state, we want to see him go in. He is a native of Pennsylvania, but for the past seven years has been a resident of Sterling, Kansas, where his energies have been given to building up the interests of that section. Mr. Millard is one of our solid looking men, is a thorough businessman, and would be a credit to any state or locality.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

For $100.

The AActives@ of this city will play the base ballists of Geuda Springs on July 4, for the above sum, the game to take place at Geuda. This will be an exciting game and we may look for good playing. Arkansas City has never been beaten in Cowley County since the county was organized, and we hope our boys will keep up their present reputation in the coming game with the Geudaites. The Geuda club are good players and will give our club a hard battle.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Remember that the skating rink will be formally opened this evening. It has already drawn a great many of our fun loving young people together, and we predict a grand time there tonight. The proprietor has put in a hard maple floor and otherwise furnished it so that Arkansas City has a fine a rink as any city in the state. This class of amusement is innocent and healthful.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

BIRTH. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Finney, at Kaw Agency, Indian Territory, on Sunday, June 15, 1884, a boy. He pulled down the scales at nine pounds.




Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Ad. Wanted. A young girl of twelve or fifteen years to take care of baby and do light work. Inquire of Mrs. E. W. Matlack.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Notice. The accounts of Shepard & Westfall, and those of B. H. Dixon & Co. and B. H. Dunn are all left with J. T. Shepard for collection. Please call and settle at once. J. T. Shepard.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1884.

Ad. Buy Your Screen Doors at the Chicago Lumber Yard.

Ad. Go to the Chicago Lumber Yard for Screen Doors.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Half rates between all stations on the Santa Fe next week.

Special Indian Agent Folsom has been in the city several days.

South Haven is to have a $10,000 roller flouring mill, erected by a Kansas City man.

DIED. The infant child of Frank Smith died last Sunday morning, of summer complaint.

Stacy Matlack left for Pawnee Agency this morning, to be present at the annuity payment of this tribe.

BIRTH. The home of T. R. Houghton was gladdened last Sunday morning by the arrival of a bouncing new girl.

A mob at Chetopa so frightened a Chinaman who came there to establish a laundry, that he left the town.

The TRAVELER returns thanks to Judge Christian for a copy of the State Horticultural society=s report for 1883.

Three parties were arrested and brought before Judge Kreamer last Monday for refusing to pay their dog tax. They paid.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Mrs. H. P. Farrar and Mrs. O. P. Houghton left for Topeka yesterday to attend the state confention of equal suffragists.

Mr. E. D. Eddy is at present reveling in the enjoyment of probably the largest and best developed boil or carbuncle in the county. It isn=t on exhibition.

The equal suffragists will meet with Mrs. Gibby one week from today, at 6:30 p.m.

The Burden Town Company has within the past year sold over $13,000 worth of property and the stock is worth more today than a year ago. This is a straw, indicating the growth of the city and confidence in its future. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

By a mistake in our last issue a special notice was made to read that the accounts of Shepard & Westfall were in Dr. Shepard=s hands for collection. It should have read AShepard & Maxwell,@ having reference to the late drug firm of that name. Dr. Westfall has no notion of retiring from practice yet, unless it be to get rest.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Agent Miles, Major Haworth, and Special Agent Folsom inspected a lot of cattle for the Chilocco school last Saturday, furnished by Slavens, of Kansas City. We hear they were a hard looking lot, many of them far below the grade called for.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

J. H. Hilliard is once more in the livery business, having purchased J. W. Patterson=s livery west of Matlack=s store, which he is fitting up in business like style. Jack will never suffer for patronage, as he is one of the most popular men in the county.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Government troops are to be stationed at Coffeyville, Arkansas City, Hunnewell, and Caldwell, with instructions to keep all intruders out of the Indian Territory and to eject those already in. Capt. Payne=s colony south of Hunnewell will please take notice.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

The first story of the Hasie block is nearly completed. The front and back will be almost a solid piece of glass--glass doors or windows being between every support. By the time the third story is finished, it will be the finest building south of Topeka.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Card of Thanks. To the many who so kindly tendered their services in my recent accident, I desire to return my sincere thanks, assuring them that such general and generous sympathy can never be forgotten. J. C. LOVELAND.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Searing & Mead=s mill commenced running at nights last Monday, and is now grinding twenty-four hours per day. In addition to their large merchant trade throughout the Territory, these gentlemen have an item of 1,700,000 pounds of flour to supply for Uncle Sam this year.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

The board of directors of the Fair association met at the Courier office last Friday and arranged for about two thousand dollars worth of additional stallion and cattle stalls, covered sheep and hog pens. The improvements on the grounds are being pushed forward rapidly. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Mr. Oscar Deets, the tonsorial artist, contemplates an enterprise long needed in this city. In about two weeks he will have in good running order a well regulated bathhouse at the rear of his shaving establishment. Such an institution, properly conducted, will prove a paying investment from the first, and will be welcomed by the many who have felt the need of such a convenience in this city for several years. [Not 100% sure last name is Deets...very hard to read!]


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

The Perry house changed hands last Monday, Mr. J. N. McIntyre of Wellington purchasing the interests of Mr. Perry and Mr. Ward. This house under the management of its former proprietors has won a high position among the traveling public, who will miss the jolly face of Amine host@ Perry. Mr. McIntyre is a hotel man of long experience, and will doubtless maintain the high reputation of this house.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Mr. D. D. Keeler of Kaw Agency, was in the city last Wednesday. He reports the Kaw school progressing finely. The Kaws have a strict compulsory law, which excludes an entire family from annuity benefits if any children of such family, between the ages of 7 and 16, are withheld from school. This law works most satisfactorily, with a few exceptions keeping all children of the prescribed age in school.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Ante Up. The Geuda boys were notified by the captain of the AActives,@ of this city, that a forfeit of $25 had been deposited in the Cowley County bank for over a week, and that if the match game for the Fourth is going to be played, our boys would like to hear from them. Two of the Geuda club were in town Monday, and said their money would be put up immediately, but so far they have failed to Aante up.@


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Now that the government has ordered all freight shipped to this point, it behooves our merchants to keep the south road in perfect repair, or the Indians will refuse to haul over it. The money appropriated for this purpose by the council last week was put where it would do the most good, and men are now working on the worst part of the road. Let the road be kept in good condition and it will largely repay our citizens for any outlay necessary.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Round trip tickets to Minneapolis, from this city, will be placed on sale July 18 and continue to July 23, for $22.70, to all members of the G. A. R. wishing to attend the Grand Army reunion in that city. Tickets good to return until August 23. Round trip tickets to Chicago, during the Democratic convention, will cost only $22.20, and will be placed on sale in this city July 4, good to return until July 15. O. INGERSOLL, Agent.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Talley One More for Arkansas City.

Arkansas City has scored another point over her rivals. Notice was received from Washington last week, by Schiffbauer Bros., that all goods for the Indian Territory would hereafter be shipped to Arkansas City, and from this point will be taken by Indian freighters. Caldwell has enjoyed a large part of this trade in the past, but as Arkansas City men furnish the flour, and have the freight contract on all goods from the Eastern cities, the government has recognized the justness of our claims and ordered all freight sent to this point. The government very naturally wants its business transacted in a city of some enterprise.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.


The Tribe Finally To Be Removed to Their Idaho Home--Their Sufferings.

Last week the TRAVELER briefly mentioned the visit of James Rubens, an ordained minister of the Nez Perce tribe, to his people south of Arkansas City, and his hope that congress had at last recognized the justness of the Nez Perces= claim for removal to a more healthful location, and provided for their transportation. Since then we have looked over the sundry appropriation bills introduced by the house, as returned with senate amendments, and find the following paragraph.

AFor support and civilization of Joseph=s band of Nez Perce Indians in the Indian Territory, $20,000; and of this amount a sum not exceeding $1,625 may be paid under the direction of the secretary of the Interior, to James Rubens, for expenses incurred by him in taking thirty-three Nez Perce Indians from the Indian Territory to Idaho, and the secretary of the Interior is authorized to expend the balance of this appropriation for the Nez Perce Indians now in the Indian Territory to some other location if he deems it proper so to do, and for their support at such new location.@

This bill is now with the house committee, and we are assured by those who are in a position to know that it will be favorably acted upon, and that these long suffering Indians will finally be returned to their northern home. At this time we deem this question of sufficient importance to devote a large part of our space to a short history of these Indians and their fortunes since moving into the Indian Territory.

Chief Joseph=s band, at the time of their surrender to Gen. Miles, numbered about 950, scarcely one-fourth of the entire tribe. They entered into war against the government only as an act of self defense, or for maintaining property rights. They refused to sign the treaty of 1863, which took from them the land to which they were so greatly attached, and cited as a reason therefore that the government had heretofore failed to live up to its treaty stipulations--that the covenants of a treaty were Aa band of steel to the Indian but a mere rope of sand to the white man.@ This action resulted in a war between the Indians and the government, which of course resulted in defeat to the former. We can hardly call it defeat, however, for they surrendered with the understanding that they were to be returned to Idaho.

But here is where the injustice to these Indians commenced. Simply as prisoners of war they were transferred, first to Fort Leavenworth and located on the low bottom land of the Missouri River, then to the Indian Territory. From the first, Chief Joseph and his band have seen that their stipulations with the government were to be ignored, as had been the case with other tribes, and that they must depend upon outside influence for help.

To this end Revs. Fleming and Wilson, of this city, and Rev. Platter, deceased, of Winfield, labored until they secured the united efforts of the Presbyterian general assembly on their behalf. This influential body brought the matter before the government in such a light as to command recognition, and to this agency, and the labors of these gentlemen are the Nez Perces principally indebted for the tardy justice done them.

That it is a subject worthy the attention of all humane people, we need only cite a few undisputed facts. Out of the 950 souls that crossed the Lolo trail in June, 1877, there now remain but 276--sickness, as a result of climatic changes, being the principal agent in this work of decimation. Of all the children born into this tribe since their settlement south of us, only three have lived to the age of two years. This applies to children born later than one year after the settlement of the parents in the Indian Territory. Another striking, yet no less true, result of their life in this climate is the fact that in a large majority of instances, the children are still-born and born from one to months before maturity. Add to this the continual decrease among the aged, by death, and we are not surprised at the rapid extinction of this race.

Leaving aside all sentimental ideas of the superlative goodness of Apoor Lo,@ or any of his relatives, pure justice and humanity long ago demanded that Chief Joseph=s band be returned to Idaho, where the government promised to send them at the time of their surrender. These Indians are of a higher grade than many others. They are better educated, are more anxious to become citizens of the United States, and in a country favorable to their health will soon be beyond the common red man. One-half of Chief Joseph=s band are fully accepted members of the Presbyterian Church.

Another item in favor of their removal is that of economy to the government. In Idaho these Indians are self-supporting, never accepting any rations from the government, while here they are pensioners upon the government, and their passionate desire to be reunited with their tribe makes it well nigh impossible to interest them in any scheme of self-improvement. The main body of the tribe in Idaho, numbering about 2,500, say they will take care of Joseph=s band--that they will cost the government no more if they are only allowed to return to the clear mountain air of their natural home.

We are glad congress has at last resolved to right the wrongs of these Indians, and this action will be endorsed by every lover of justice. They will probably remain here through the summer until they have gathered their crops, but it looks now as though the fall months will see them joyfully returning to their mountain haunts, where the historic Joseph and his band can end their days in peace--sinking quietly to rest surrounded by kindred and friends, breathing an air full of tribal traditions and ladened with health for a future generation, rich in its promise of a higher citizenship. Those who have worked to this end rejoice with them and hope that new life will be given to a band of Indians who at heart were ever friends to the white man.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

We hear a great deal of complaint as to the accommodation furnished by the Santa Fe company on its night train. No passenger coach is used on this run, and every night there is sufficient passenger traffic to justify recognition by the company. A week ago last Friday two of our citizens rode from Newton to the city in the caboose; which was crowded to suffocation, there being ladies also on the train a part of the way. This is out of reason, and is only done because the Santa Fe enjoys a monopoly of the trade from this section. A lady desiring to travel on the accommodation train is compelled to associate with liquor-soaked, smoke-grimed railroad hands of the rougher sort, who, while intending no insult, are still very careless of their language, because they naturally look upon a caboose as their proper lounging place. In justice to the traffic of this section, the Santa Fe should keep a passenger coach on their night accommodation run.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

J. R. Rogers returned from Ohio last week, and is now at his old place as head miller for Searing & Mead.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

From Kaw Agency.


The tiresome monotony of our usually quiet village has been somewhat relieved the past few days by an occasional business transaction and the presence of one or two strangers.

T. J. Gilbert, of your city, was here one day last week transacting business with the Kaw council relative to his lease. Mr. Gilbert purposes raising feed inside his enclosure on the Kaw reservation, and was here asking permission of the council to cultivate some of the land.

The permit was granted, Mr. Gilbert paying in addition to the grazing price, 50 cents per acre for all the land cultivated.

Special Indian Agent Folsom, of Washington, D. C., and Major Haworth, Inspector of Indian schools, arrived here Sunday, en route to Osage Agency, the former to witness the annuity payment about to be made to the Osages, and the latter in the interest of the school. After inspecting the Osage Agency school, Major Haworth will return to Kaw, where he will perform a similar duty, and from here he goes to Arkansas City.

A couple of United States officials of your city were here on Sunday in search of a transgressor of the law.

Mr. T. M. Finney and family were made very happy on Sunday, the 15th inst. By the arrival of a handsome boy baby. Both mother and babe are getting along nicely, and our affable Tom is correspondingly proud.

During the high water, our mail has been very irregular, consequently the news of the presidential nominations was tardy reaching us. Upon its receipt J. N. Florer was immediately seized with a paroxysm of St. Vitus= dance, and is now laid up from too violent enthusiastic demonstrations.

The crops are looking fine and grazing unusually good. Beef cattle are already being rounded up for shipment. J. N. Florer will make a large shipment this month.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

From Silverdale Township.

SILVERDALE, June 20, 1884.

Editor Traveler: MARRIED. Quite an event in the social life of our township was the marriage on last Sunday, June 15, of Miss Ella Colander and Mr. Jacob Weisenbaugh. The bride is a young lady late from France, having embarked at Havre early last January, and though she has been with us but a few months, she has gained a host of friends in this Garden of Eden. She is of Swiss nativity, is highly educated, speaking French, German, and English with fluency. Mr. Weisenbaugh is a prosperous farmer of Creswell Township, living four miles east of Arkansas City, and is an industrious young man of good morals. The ceremony was performed at the residence of Mr. Heisenger, in the presence of a large number of the friends of both contracting parties, after which the merry group sat down to a bountiful dinner, such as only the wealth of the country can produce, and whiled away the afternoon in cheerful converse under the leafy cottonwoods, who Aspread their umbrage broad.@ The fortunate couple were the recipients of many useful presents. May fortune=s fair flowers be bestowed upon them unstintedly, is the wish of all who know them, Aone of whom I am which.@ BOB.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

For the accommodation of persons wishing to visit the various points on the Santa Fe railroad during the celebrations of the Fourth, tickets will be sold for one fare for the round trip. Those tickets will be on sale the morning of the 3rd and withdrawn on the night of the 4th, good to return until midnight of the 5th. O. INGERSOLL, Agent.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

District Attorney Hallowell and W. P. Hackney were in the city yesterday, prosecuting parties charged with stealing posts from Windsor & Roberts.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Ad. A Good Girl. I want a good girl for light housework. Washing put out. E. D. EDDY.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Ad. A Good Opening for a Lady. I have for sale a stock of goods that will invoice for about $1,200. The stock is clean and new, the location one of the best in town; must sell in the next 20 days. Reasons for selling, ill health. Will sell to advantage for the buyer. This is a good chance for a lady who desires a good paying, well established business. Call on or address Frank J. Hess, real estate agent. Correspondence confidential.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Ad. Proposals. Sealed proposals will be received for a two story stone building 20 x 47 feet, either for the whole building or in part. Plans can be seen at my store. All bids must be in on or before June 28, 1884. C. R. SIPES.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Ad. Lost. A small gold keystone was lost somewhere on the road east of the Walnut, between the Walnut River bridge and the middle of Beavers= pasture at the top of the hill. The finder will receive a liberal reward by leaving it at this office.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Ad. To the Ladies. I have removed to the Al. Horn house, one block east of the Central Avenue house, for a few weeks, and have a small stock of hair goods which will be sold very cheap. Mrs. Geo. O. Allen.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Ad. Notice. The accounts of Shepard & Maxwell, and those of

B. H. Dixon & Co., and B. H. Dixon are all left with J. T. Shepard for collection. Please call and settle at once. J. T. SHEPARD.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Ad. For Sale. A building one story 16 x 40. Will make a good shop. C. R. SIPES.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 25, 1884.

Ad. Wanted. A young girl of twelve or fifteen years to take care of baby and do light work. Inquire of Mrs. E. W. Matlack.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 2, 1884.

Indians Taking Down Fences.

CHETOPA, Kansas, June 30. There is great consternation here among those having ranches in the Indian territory. The sheriff of the Cherokee nation with a squad of Indians has been taking down all wire fencing that incloses larger tracts than fifty acres, that being the limit allowed by the act of the Cherokee council. The sheriff confiscates all the wire he takes down. The sheriff began work at Coffeyville, and is taking it down as he comes east. Thousands of miles of fencing have been removed. The Indians seem to mean business, and evidently mean to eject all intruders.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

BIG AD! 4 / The Fourth! At Arkansas City! A Successful Celebration assured. Telegrams have been received from prominent speakers stating that they will be with us. THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM Will be carried out in full!

Forming of Procession by the G. A. R. Boys, assisted by the Arkansas City Mounted Guards. March to the grove. Music by the Silver Cornet Band. Reading of Declaration of Independence. Music. Speaking by the different Speakers. Singing by the Terminus Glee Club. National salute of 100 guns. DINNER. Foot race by Indians. Indian war dance. Tub race! Sack race! Potato race! Climbing greased pole for gold watch. GRAND SHAM BATTLE BY THE G. A. R. Over 300 of the boys will take part in this.

THE FIRE WORKS! At night will be ten times greater than ever before seen in Southern Kansas.

Let everybody come and shout all day, and dance at night. 4


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Both the Walnut and the Arkansas are bank full.

A Chinaman was in town Monday looking up laundry prospects.

Mrs. F. M. Adams of Hastings, Nebraska, is visiting with the family of Judge A. J. Pyburn.

Bicycle riding is becoming quite a feature of amusement at the skating rink each evening.

The second quarterly meeting of the Methodist Church will be held in this city next Sabbath morning.

Rev. James Wilson, of Yates Center, Kansas, was in the city last Sunday and Monday, returning home yesterday.

If you want to keep your dogs now, you must muzzle them, or the town marshal will make sausage meat of them.

Joe Sherburne spent two or three days in the city last week, but left without telling anybody when he was going home.

MARRIED. On June 22, at the residence of Rev. M. Clark, by Rev. H. S. Lundy, Mr. J. B. Stevens to Miss Mary Clarke.

H. J. Martin, who fights mosquitoes on Pond Creek these hot nights, came up to civilization, last Monday, for a few days= recreation.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

The following parties have arrived at Caldwell, from Texas, with horses: Dick Edwards, 1,500 head; Campbell & Dorsey, 1,500; Lambert Bros., 600; and Terwilliger, 600 head.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Mr. Northley, who has been stationed at the Santa Fe depot in Winfield for some time past, took charge of the freight and cash departments of the depot in this city yesterday.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Elsewhere will be seen the account of the shooting of John Vawter, in Kentucky. The gentleman, we understand, is a half brother to Jamison and M. B. Vawter, of this city.

A Desperado.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, June 30. Intelligence reached this city today of a shooting and fatal wounding of John Vawter, town marshal at Turner Station, Henry County, at that place Saturday, by a desperado named Lucien Evans. An old grudge was the cause of the shooting. A warrant was sworn out for Evans= arrest, but he surrounded himself with eight desperate companies, who leveled guns at the officers and defied them, and finally forced them to leave. Vawter is Evans= fifth victim.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

DIED. Service Whitebeads, a Caddo Indian boy, 14 years of age, died at the Chilloco school last Tuesday evening, and a Cheyenne girl of the same age died Wednesday morning.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Mrs. H. E. Ingram will open a kindergarten and primary school in the primary room of our public school building next Monday. Her terms are fifty cents a week. Further notice next week.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

The south bridge was broken through last Saturday evening while attempting to cross it with a steam thresher. A force of men were soon at work, and in a few hours the bridge was in shape for travel.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

At the school meeting last Wednesday, Mrs. H. P. Farrar was elected to the position of director, by an almost unanimous vote. Major Sleeth, Dr. Kellogg, and Mrs. Worthley received one vote each, the balance being cast for Mrs. Farrar.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Hank Nelson, carpenter at the Chilocco school, branded 450 cattle last Saturday, and at about 3 o=clock was so overcome by the extreme heat of the day that he became unconsious, necessitating sending for Dr. Wright, physician for the school.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Mr. I. O. Pickering, of Olathe, Kansas, was visiting our city a few days last week, leaving for his home yesterday. Mr. Pickering is the law partner of ex-Governor St. John, but enjoys the greater credit of being a brother of our Mr. Pickering, of hardware fame.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

TO BE MARRIED. While roaming round in the empyrean last week, one of the angelic host whispered to us that the Chilocco Indian school was to be the scene of a wedding on Thursday of next week, and the happy couple=s names are H. H. Campbell and Miss Amy Scott. May good fortune ever attend them.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Mrs. Frank Beall, Mrs. Hecht, and Miss Gatwood gave a dance and supper at the new residence of Mr. John Landes last Monday night. There was a large attendance and a royal good time enjoyed by everybody. We sincerely regret our inability to attend, and return thanks for the invitation extended.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Judge T. J. Stafford, of Crestline, Iowa, is visiting friends and relatives in this city, and will address the people on the Fourth. The Judge says he had hoped to escape this duty one year (in an Eastern paper we see him announced for an oration), and came down here for a rest; but the G. A. R. boys have nailed him to the cross.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

A prominent Democrat in Silverdale Township says the peace and prosperity of the Republicans of that neighborhood were threatened last Monday by a large band of Ku-klux. We are informed that there are several hundred wearing the ominous, cabalistic letters, AK K K,@ on--well, we believe T. J. Gilbert & Co.=s brand is on the right side.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.


Two Men Drowned While Crossing Cattle at Rock Ford.

Last Sunday afternoon an attempt was made to drive a bunch of cattle--something over 400 head--belonging to T. J. Gilbert & Co., across the Arkansas River at what is known as Rock ford, four miles southeast of this city. This ford is not an especially dangerous one, but for several weeks the Arkansas River has been very high--too high for anyone to think of crossing--and the men have been holding the cattle there, waiting for the river to fall. A fall of two or three feet being noticed by Sunday noon, it was thought safe enough to cross, and consequently the cattle were driven in. They soon began milling, and Messrs. Garretson, Edwards, and Burdette started in to stop it. There is considerable quicksand at this place and it is supposed the horses got into it, and thus became unmanageable. Garretson, as soon as he discovered his danger, left his horse and climbed on to one of the cattle, from which position he was rescued by parties in a boat. Edwards and Burdette, however, were in some manner drawn under the water, and were never seen to rise. Their hats were all the boating party could recover, nor could any trace be found of their bodies. Their ponies swam out about fifty yards below the ford, and no doubt if the unfortunate men had only stuck to their ponies they would have got out alive. Edwards was stripped ready for this kind of work, but Burdette had on his heavy clothes, leggins and all. Every effort was made Sunday night and Monday morning to recover the bodies, but up to this writing they have not been found. We understand that Burdette has one or two brothers living in Winfield.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Bridge Building.

The township board met last Friday evening to receive and open bids for building the bridge across the Walnut at Harmon=s ford. The following bids were received and passed upon.

Bullene Bridge company, $4,400, with 5 percent discount for cash.

Missouri Valley Bridge company, $4,400.

Smith Bridge company, $4,000.

Kansas City Bridge company, $4,475.

King Bridge company, $4,500.

Raymond & Campbell, $4,535.

Canton, Ohio, Bridge company--iron, $4,300; combination, $3,900.

M. S. Hasie--iron, $4,385; combination, $3,435.

James Hill, combination bridge on piling, $3,806 and $2,500--the former bid for a four-span bridge, each span fifty-two feet.

After carefully considering the question, the contract was awarded to the Canton Bridge company, whose agent is Mr. J. R. Sawyer, of Wichita. The bridge will be of iron, with two spans of seventy-five feet each, and seventy-six feet of approaches. Their bid, $4,300, is $700 less than their former bid, and they give forty feet more bridge.

The bridge near Searing & Mead=s mill, for which the township paid $2,200, is only eighty feet long, and the piers were already furnished, besides which no approaches were built by the contractors. While the sum to be paid for the new bridge is rather more than the people wished to pay, yet the bridge as completed will be the best one in this part of the county, and we hope to soon see it underway.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Steam Laundry.

We are informed that the machinery for a steam laundry has been purchased and will be here in a few days. The capacity (about 1,000 shirts a day) will be sufficient for the needs of our city and surrounding country for years; the machinery is of the latest approved pattern, and in its appointments the new laundry will be equal to any Kansas City institution. This is an enterprise that Arkansas City has long needed, and will appreciate and support. There is nothing of the kind nearer than Wichita, which guarantees a generous patronage to the gentlemen starting it. They will employ none but skilled laundrymen, thus putting an end to the day of wrinkled shirts, collars, cuffs, etc.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Henderson, the wide-awake stock buyer of our city, shipped four car loads of hogs to Kansas City last week. Democrat, 24th.

The only thing out of the way with the above statement is that Henderson shipped one car load of that lot, and Ira Barnett, Athe wide-awake stock buyer of our city,@ shipped the other three, and has shipped six car loads since. Ira Barnett buys and ships more hogs than any other man in southern Cowley.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

The Equal Suffrage society of this city will meet this evening, at 6:30 o=clock, with Mrs. Wm. Gibby. The members of this society desire to state that there is a standing invitation extended to those who are not members, but who are interested in this work, to attend these meetings. The hour for meeting has been changed to 6:30 because of the extreme heat during the summer afternoons.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

The elections for voting aid to the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad company were held Monday in Walnut, Richland, and Omnia Townships. The bonds were carried in all of them by large majorities. In Walnut the proposition had ninety majority, in Richland thirty-one, and in Omnia forty-five. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.


DIED. Our community was shocked Tuesday afternoon by the drowning, in the whirlpool near the Tunnel mill, of Frank G. Wilson, one of the most promising young men of the city and a member of the real estate firm of Harris & Wilson. He and C. C. Harris went to the river to bathe about three o=clock that afternoon and had been swimming in the water for some time when the accident occurred. The water in this pool is very deep and swift, though, with a little care, is not considered dangerous when the river is in a normal condition. It has several currents in a depth of fifteen feet and flows with a whirling motion, one current continually eddying around the pool. Frank and Mr. Harris had started down the current to swim around, the latter considerably ahead. When Frank got about halfway through, he called for help and immediately went under. The current prevented Mr. Harris from swimming upstream to his rescue and the only thing to be done was to circle around and come down to him. But the body was held under by the undercurrent and only rose once after the first submersion, making all efforts at rescue fruitless. The alarm was immediately given and in a few minutes many willing hands were searching for the body. The swift, deep, and eddying water shifted the body in such a manner to prevent its recovery until it had been submerged fifty minutes. Drs. Wright, Pugh, Taylor, and Wells were on the grounds and everything within human possibility was done to resuscitate the body, but in vain. It is supposed that strangulation or cramp by a back-water wave caused the terrible result. Those acquainted with the water at this place don=t attribute it to the suction, though this undoubtedly increased the helplessness of the victim. It is hard to estimate the number of persons that have been drowned in this pool--fifteen or twenty. This alone is sufficient to brand this pool as dangerous, and should warn people to go elsewhere to bathe.

Frank G. Wilson was about twenty-five years of age. He came to Winfield some seven months ago and associated himself with T. J. Harris in the real estate and loan business. During his short residence among us he won the esteem of all with whom he came in contact. His only relatives here are the family of his uncle, Mr.

W. H. Thompson. His parents reside in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

School Matters.

A communication containing severe criticisms upon the conduct of one of the members of the school board, and also some strictures upon the action of the school meeting of last Wednesday, has been handed us for publication. Allowing that many of the censures are just, in the interest of the district we feel that the communication had better be suppressed.

The above is clipped from the columns of our neighbor across the way, and obtains its only importance from the fact of its having been written by one who is popularly supposed to have had some connection with our schools for the last two years. Now, there is no lower, meaner, more unprincipled way of assailing a man than by insinuation. A man holding an office to which he has been elected by the people, is directly accountable to these people for his actions while in that office. While it is presumed he will do the best he can, he must expect criticism. Thus his official acts are the property of the public, and if he has done wrong, it is no more than right that the public should know it, so long as the complaint is made in good form. We are not in favor of Aextreme personal attacks,@ but if either member of the school board of 1883 (two of whom hold over this year) has done anything contrary to the best interests of Arkansas City=s schools, and which furnishes just cause for grievance, we assure the aggrieved parties that their complaints can be heard through the TRAVELER. As to the irregularity of the Aschool meeting of last Wednesday,@ it occurs to us that the most striking irregularity was the absence of the retiring principal, showing the alarming interest this gentleman feels in school matters. So far as we can learn, the meeting of last Wednesday was perfectly legal, and conducted in good order, and it certainly resulted in a very good choice for director in place of the gentleman whose term had expired. But as we said before, if there is anything Arotten in the state of Denmark,@ let us endeavor to remedy the evils, and see that justice is done to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Envious Caldwell.

We understand that the businessmen of that cowboy=s paradise, Caldwell, have petitioned Commissioner Price to reverse his decision that all freight for the Indian Territory should come to Arkansas City in the future, instead of to Caldwell. In this petition the voracious gentlemen of the town of prostitutes and whiskey set forth that the roads to Arkansas City are in a bad condition and all fenced up; that Caldwell offers superior advantages for that class of trade; and that the Indians and Indian agents were especially desirous that this change should not be made. This would all be true, if it were not for the fact that it is purely a malicious lie, prompted by jealousy. The roads to Arkansas City are as good as any from the Territory, and are not fenced up. Arkansas City is by far a better business point than Caldwell, or any other town near the Territory. There are some branches of business peculiar to Caldwell, it is true, to which Arkansas City is a stranger. We have no saloons running at full blast day and night; we have no gambling halls; nor does Arkansas City boast of a class of women reveling in a life of shame. We do not turn the Sabbath into a day of horse racing and bacchanalian sport; our citizens do not get drunk and murder their wives; our city officers do not become so familiar with crime, and so imbued with a devilish spirit, that they needs must turn bank robbers and assassins. Ours is a respectable, law abiding, intelligent, and enterprising community, with an influence for good. What is Caldwell? It is a town where the liquor interests have always been supreme; where saloons, gambling houses, and houses of ill fame are recognized as legitimate industries, and from which the city obtains its principal reveune. We hardly think the petition from Caldwell will carry much weight with Commissioner Price. It is pretty safe to say the freight will come to Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

We are told that a young fellow named Ed. Whalon, from Winfield, has been representing to a hotel keeper in this city that he was going to work for the TRAVELER next week, and is thus dead beating his board. We paid fifty cents to get rid of this felow last fall, and will here state that he couldn=t work in the TRAVELER office for nothing. By preconcerted arrangements with one Frank Freeland, who left the city very suddenly last Saturday night, he probably hoped to take advantage of the vacancy in this office occasioned by Freeland=s flight; but our experience with this class of printers has been rather expensive and has taught us to look elsewhere for help.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Ad. Old Papers for Sale at this Office.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Ad. One of my black Polled Angus male calves (unbranded) has strayed from my pasture on Otter Creek. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the frrisky animal will confer a favor by letting me know of it. I also have some yearlings branded SC on left side that are missing. C. M. Scott.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 9, 1884.

BIG AD ON FRONT PAGE. 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, Wednesday, July 9, 1884.

Trouble in the Nation.

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, July 3. The enforcement of the permit laws is causing considerable excitement in the Choctaw nation, and is arousing opposition that may cause their repeal. Under the Choctaw law every white man in the nation or his employees is required to pay a heavy permit tax in order to live there. Miles Hoyt, a wealthy Choctaw, having several white men in his employ, refused to pay the permit tax. The authorities attached Hoyt=s stock. The district courthouse was burned, and Hoyt is supposed to be the incendiary. The Choctaw authorities pursued him and other parties into the Cherokee nation. Both parties are now under arms and serious trouble is apprehended. The Indian landlords have appealed to the secretary of the Interior against the enforcement of the permit laws, which are said to be unconstitutional, and Indian Agent Tufts is endeavoring to stop further proceedings.

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, July 7. The Choctaw troubles are reported as increasing. Two brothers of Gov. McCurtain and a company of Choctaws from McAllister have joined the militia. Gov. McCurtain is determined to suppress the outrages at whatever cost. Milo Hoyt, who is at the head of the outlaws, vows he will kill Gov. McCurtain and Bob, his brother, and is endeavoring to get the Cherokees to join his standard. He has raised a flag and is organizing forces ready for action.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 9, 1884.

Indignant Cattle Men.

DODGE CITY, June 26. A large meeting of Texas drovers was held in the courthouse in this city this evening, at which fifty drovers were present, to take action on the depredations committed by Kiowa and Commanche Indians on through herds of Texas cattle while en route through the Indian Territory to the northern country. The facts presented were that a regular system of robbing and extortion was being practiced by a raid of Indians on Texas herds. That in some instances as many as twenty-five head of the finest of beef cattle were forcibly taken from one herd, and in others that large sums of money were demanded and paid before the herds were allowed to proceed on their journey northward. Strong motions were adopted condemning in the strongest terms possible this unlawful system of robbing and making redress at the hands of the general government, as well as to stop these outrageous marauders from further hindering the cattle industry as now carried on between the state of Texas and the states and territories north of it.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 9, 1884.

News comes from the territory, formerly Clark County, now a part of Ford, that no less than twenty cattle thieves have been arrested and taken to Dodge City for trial within the past ten days. It appears that the new settlers out there have been supplying themselves with beef from the herds roaming over the prairies, and no attention paid to who owned the cattle. The owners, however, dropped onto the racket by having detectives locate among the thieves and taking up claims. When enough evidence was secured, officers went in and made the arrests. There is no business so unhealthy in this country as stealing cattle, and we doubt if a man can live here thirty days who is caught in the act of appropriating the bovines of our stockmen. Several persons have left this county between two days because they killed a beef that did not belong to them and local history tells of cattle thieves being killed by unknown persons when pursuing their questionable callings. To those not acquainted with western cattlemen=s ways, we would say it were better that you do not eat a bite of fresh meat for a year than that you kill a beef that does not belong to you. Barber County Index.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Agent Haworth left for Oregon last July 3rd.

Scott & Topliff will put up 800 tons of hay this summer.

Mrs. C. M. Warren, of Otoe agency, I. T., will spend the summer at Barnston, Nebraska.

There are millions and millions of weeds in this city that should be killed.

The Arkansas River keeps up well this spring. It has not been fordable for a month or more.

The equal suffragists will meet with Mrs. O. P. Houghton on next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Mrs. James Wilson leaves for Yates Centre, Kansas, this week, to join her husband, Rev. Wilson.

D. D. Keeley and wife, of the Kaw Agency school, are taking a month=s vacation at West Branch, Louisiana.

One of the Geuda boys got to feeling big and wasn=t going to pay his $5 bet. But he did, so Will Aldridge says.

The culvert bridge, this side of the Walnut, nearing Searing & Mead=s Mill, was broken through last Saturday by a steam thresher.

W. R. Little, trader at Sac & Fox, was in the city last week, accompanied by his wife, who was on her way to Davenport, Iowa, for the summer.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

We learn that Miss Hattie Corry, of Maine, who is well known in our social circles, will return to Arkansas City about the 20th of this month.

In one of the Indian languages the word Awoman@ is rendered

AKewanojawjaw.@ In the process of englicizing this word, the first three syllables have been lost.

Bert Covert, who was adjudged insane before Judge Gans, last week, was taken to the Topeka insane asylum Tuesday by his father-in-law and guardian, Captain Tansy. Telegram.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Mr. Wm. Colwell, of Bolton Township, desires us to return thanks to the friends who helped him to repair his loss of last spring, when his home was blown down by the heavy winds of March.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Attention is called to the advertisement of our wide-awake hardware man, G. W. Miller, in this issue. George is always on the alert for a bargain, and won=t let a customer get away from him.

AD. B-4 U BY Hardware, Stoves, and Tinware -Call On- G. W. MILLER & CO., Opposite the Postoffice, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Alfred Hawk and Jerry Adams left for Chicago on Monday of this week, where they will witness the Democratic rabble, and then spend a few weeks rusticating throughout the region of the lakes.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

DIED. The three-year-old daughter of Charley Parker died at Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory, last Saturday evening, of summer complaint, and was brought to this city Sunday and buried in the Parker Cemetery, east of town.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

J. N. Florer, whose range is on the Osage reservation, was in the city last Saturday en route for Coffeyville. He had started 500 head of steers to Coffeyville, from which point he intended to ship last Monday.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

The case against Charles Weathers and others, charged with taking wire and posts from Windsor & Roberts, and which was to have been heard in Wichita this afternoon, has been postponed until the latter part of the month.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

DIED. Monday evening, July 7, 1884, Iva Ellen, infant daughter of our much esteemed townsman, A. A. Wiley. Little Iva was just six months old, to the day. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at half past six, Tuesday morning, when the little remains were taken to Dexter to be laid by the side of the mother, who died January 20, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

The body of Nat Edwards, one of the unfortunate men drowned at Rock for last week, was recovered about fifty yards below the scene of the accident. No trace of Burdette=s body has been found, it probably having drifted into some underbrush and lodged.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

C. E. Thornburg, of Vernon Township, brought in the first load of new wheat on Monday and sold it to Bartlett & Co. This sale is the first of this year=s crop in the county, and we believe in the state or country. The grain was plump and of good quality. Telegram.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

A Sad Accident.

Every year we hear of someone being killed by the reckless discharge of firearms on the Fourth--the day when every responsible man seems to think he has a God given right to shoot off anything he can get his hands on. While our own locality was fortunately free of such excitement this year, we have to chronicle the killing, at Wellington, of one of the brightest little girls we know. The nine-year old adopted daughter of our friends, Joseph Perry and wife, was shot through the heart by a random bullet and died without uttering a word. Mr. Perry and family were sitting on the hotel veranda opening from the second story, just after dark, watching the public display of fireworks. There was the usual promiscuous firing of rockets, candles, torpedoes, firecrackers, etc., when, without warming, Mr. Perry=s little girl gave a sharp screan amd sprang toward him, and after a short gasp was perfectly quiet. The parents thought she had fainted from fright, and, carrying her into the house, sent for a doctor. Before the doctor arrived, however, it was plain that the bright young life was past the aid of man, and an examination disclosed the fact that a bullet had struck her side, and ranging upward lodged in her heart. Death had been instantaneous. The deceased was an unusually bright little girl, dearly beloved by all who knew her. For a long time she was one of the favorites in the Sabbath school class at Parker schoolhouse, and many have been the tears shed by the children of East Creswell over the horrible death of their loved playmate. Two parties, we understand, have been arrested and lodged in jail, charged with firing off their revolvers, but what action has been taken we have not yet learned.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Joe Hoyt is organizing an orchestra of five pieces for the accommodation of dancing parties this fall and winter. He intends to put them through thorough drill this summer, and by the time hot weather subsides he will have the best regularted orchestra in Cowley County.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Never in the history of this county has there been so much sickness in our midst as at present. It is mostly confined to children, and is the result of the warm weather, which makes it almost impossible for the little ones to keep sufficient strength and vitality to resist debilitating effects of summer.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

The family of Vincent Hawkins had a pleasant reunion on the Fourth, at his farm, northwest of town, there being present J. L. Huey and wife, F. W. Farrar and wife, F. J. Hess, and R. C. Hess. In the evening quite an elaborate display of fireworks rounded up a day of perfect enjoyment, free from the heat and discomfort of a more public celebration.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

No matter how hot the weather is, people will eat, and it would seem that a very large majority of them hunt up the bakery of A. E. Kirkpatrick to supply the wants of the inner man. A. E. emptied 4,450 pounds of flour into the hungry stomachs of his customers during the month of June alone, which speaks pretty loud for the excellence of his bakery.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

A Mr. Phenis, living near Torrance, this county, says a very fatal disease exists among hogs in his neighborhood, for which he has been unable to discover a cure. The symptoms are those of cholera, but the lungs have been found to be decayed, which seems to prove that it is lung fever. He offers a large reward for a cure for this disease, as he has already lost sixty head out of one hundred.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

I desire to state that the new pumps ordered from St. Louis three weeks ago, to take the place of those now in use, have not yet arrived, which accounts for the bad condition of our streets now. I regret this exceedingly, and have done everything in my power to remedy it, and trust the citizens will make all allowances for delays beyond my control. A. DUNN.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Stolen--$50 Reward.

On June 20, 1884, one sorrel colt, two years old, white spot in forehead, branded JP, connected, on left shoulder, with California saddle. The thief is about 22 years old, has light moustache and hair, about five feet eight inches tall, right eye quint and left leg crooked. I will pay $50 for the return to me of either or both the man and outfit. JOHN POISAL, Darlington, Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Caldwell, Please Take Notice.

The gamblers and horse races of Caldwell are respectfully invited to take the following item into a corner and spell it out.

WASHINGTON, July 6, 1884.

A. A. Newman and Others, Arkansas City.

Replying to your petition of the 27th ultimo, that your city be made the terminal point for delivery of Indian supplies for the Indian Territory, I have to advise you that arrangements such as you request had already been made prior to the receipt of your petition.

Very respectfully,

H. PRICE, Commissioner.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

The Santa Fe company last Wednesday put a passenger coach on the accommodation train running on this branch. It is what is known as a combination coach--two-thirds passenger and one-third baggage--and is one of the finest owned by the company. This step will give satisfaction along the entire line, and is mainly the result of the efforts of Messrs. Kennedy, of Winfield, and Ingersoll, of this city, who have been working to this end for many months. We believe this company will make money out of this change, and it certainly will be vastly more convenient to the traveling public.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

DIED. Ethel, youngest child of Rev. and Mrs. N. S. Buckner, aged nine months and fourteen days. The little sufferer was sick but a short time, and but for the excessive hot weather would have recovered. She was buried on the afternoon of the Fourth.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

A Full Statement of the City=s Condition.

The council met in regular session last Monday night, with every councilman present.

After reading the minutes of the last meeting, bills to the amount of $119.81 were presented and allowed.

Ordered that an order for $100 be drawn on the treasurer, payable to H. P. Farrar, the same being the amount appropriated for repairing the road south of town.

The reports of James Benedict, C. R. Sipes, Jas. Moore, and W. D. Kreamer were received and placed on file.

Costs in the cases of G. W. Cunningham ($2.25) and W. L. Krebs ($3.40) were ordered paid.

Moved that finance committee be instructed to meet treasurer and check up books and destroy all paid up scrip.

Moved that the committee on water works be instructed to look up and report at next meeting all parties owing for water rent.

The council then adjourned to meet Friday night.

Following are the reports of the city clerk, treasurer, police judge, and street commissioner.




CITY CLERK=S REPORT. Received from Bluebaugh license, Godffrey & Mowry, Reeves, street license, Police Judge, W. D. Kreamer, room rent, Police court, Occupation tax license, Dog tax...TOTAL: $2,076.41

DISBURSEMENTS. Scrip issued to Ward Harnly, Mowry & Sollitt, merchandise, Speers, water rent, P. Ellis, coal, P. Wyckoff, rent,

J. W. Canfield, repairing tank, W. Gray, marshal, E. Malone, water commissioner, Stroup, labor, Clarke & Coombs, printing, Corzine & Richards, printing, Chicago Lumber Co., lumber, E. Malone, hardware,

J. Moore, labor, Benedict & Owen, merchandise, J. J. Breene, police, D. Hawkins, sidewalk, R. Cowles, coal, J. Steadman, dog checks, G. W. White, police, E. W. Finch, boarding prisoners, J. Kreamer, police, H. Adams, police, F. Decker, water commissioner...TOTAL: $517.99


Amount received: $2,076.41

Amount disbursed: $517.99

Less scrip unpaid 15.75

Old scrip and int. Redeemed: $490.45

In hands of clerk: 10.00

License issued and not paid: 67.00

TOTAL: $1,069.69


TREASURER=S REPORT RECAP: Total Receipts: $1,980.41

Disbursements: 992.69




The street commissioner reports that he has had 110 days= work putt on the streets; cash received for poll tax, $62.25; cash paid for labor, $60.00, leaving balance of $2.25.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.


To the Citizens of Arkansas City.

I have the honor to transmit herewith a full and complete statement of all receipts and expenditures of the city officers during the present administration, and I would say that no statements are made prior to our administration for the reason that I have been unable to get any final report from the outgoing clerk. His report has been repeatedly demanded and not obtained, and my finance committee have been instructed to use every endeavor to procure this report, but failed to do so. And for the very good reason that I cannot find out what the financial condition of the city is, I cannot embody any light on the subject in this report; and finding that no report could be obtained from the old clerk, I had a new set of books opened dating from the commencement of our administration, and can only account to you and be responsible for the action of any officer since that time. I make this statement for the reson that I deem it due the citizens, and in justice to myself and associates.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

From Osage Agency.


The payment made to the Osage Indians at this agency, last week, effected a wonderful transformation in the place for several days. The town during payment week, instead of being a quiet little trading post as it was the week before, was filled to overflowing with Indians, sightseeers, etc., and business was rushing. The Osages were here en masse to receive their money. The Delawares, Kaws, and neighboring tribes made it convenient to visit their richer and more aristocratic brothers at this particular time, and take part in their feasts, games, races, etc. Kansas sent in heavy delegations of her people, nearly all the southern towns, Arkansas City excepted, being largely represented. People were here from St. Louis, Kansas City, and other Missouri towns, some on business, some attracted through a curiosity to see the natives and witness the show generally. Even gamblers, horse-racers, peddlers, and all the accompaniments of an ordinary circus came, hoping to turn an honest penny and carry away some of the much coveted Osage lucre. To the latter, however, the agent addressed a few remarks before commencing payment, in language unmistakably plain, and sat down on them so hard that they did not attempt to ply their trade nor vend their wares. As the agent gave the police orders to arrest any person seen with whiskey, there was no drunkenness and everything passed off without a disturbance.

The Osage payments are beginning to assume gigantic proportions. From six or eight dollars per capita a few years ago, their cash payments have been gradually increased until at this payment they received $75,000, which amount paid each man, woman, and child forty-seven dollars, being just half the sum they will receive this year. This increase in cash has been brought about by gradually cutting off supplies heretofore issued to them such as flour, sugar, coffee, beer, etc. They now receive the cash and buy what they choose. The Indians are schemers, and unless they are closely watched, will always have large families on hand at time of enrollment. A census was taken immediately before last payment, and each Indian required to Aproduce@ every member of his family before enrollment. It was found that many of them were carrying frauds, or that someone had died and should have been dropped off the roll two or three payments previous. Civilization is beginning to tell.

The Department has recently passed a compulsory school law requiring the Osages to send all children between the ages of seven and fourteen to school eight months of the year. As a penalty for failure to do this, the annuity is cut off for all between these ages not sent the required time. This law has had the desired effect, with a few exceptions, and as these exceptions have just received the benefit of the penalty, there are not many of them who care to have it repealed.

All shops that have been kept up at the expense of the tribe will be closed today, and the funds that have been appropriated to maintain them added to the annuity, and individuals hereafter required to pay for repairing, etc.

Special Agent Folsom, who witnessed payment, will leave some time this week, via Arkansas City, for Wichita agency and other places in the Territory.

Fifteen Osage children returned this week from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where they have been attending school the past three years. They are a bright-looking lot of boys and girls and a credit to the tribe. Some of the boys have already secured positions and gone to work. The Osages will probably send a large number of their children to Carlisle this fall.

The stockmen of the Osage nation made the second quarterly payment for their lands last week. The association, organized here last spring, did not have a meeting as was intended.

The next important event for the Osage occurs in August next, when a governor will be elected and council chosen. Their political pot is boiling and Mr. Lo proves to be no Aslouch@ when it comes to wire-pulling. Already you may see them grouped together under shelter of a tree, and, between mouthfuls of roast beef, dropping such phrases as Abolt the convention,@ Independent candidate, etc.

Verily civilization bringeth its reward.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Arkansas City Victorious.

The much talked of game of base ball between the Actives, of this city, and the Geuda nine, for $100, was played at the city of healing waters on last Friday, the 4th. The mineral water drinkers have been playing town ball with some of the rural clubs, aand so general was their success they got wild and concluded to play for Astuff.@ In setting upon a victim they singled out Arkansas City=s club, and after a sucker play here several weeks ago, in which they plainly gave the game away, they challenged the Actives for a $100 game. This was promptly accepted by our boys, and they now have a cool hundred stowed away, not to mention side bets. The Geuda boys imported a pitcher from Oxford, and they can thank him for keeping the score so low on our side. Three innings were played before our boys got onto the balls, while the Geudaites had six tallies to their credit. Then the Actives got down to work, and by the eight inning the score stood, 14 to 8 in favor of the Actives. In the ninth inning the united strength of the seven mineral springs was brought to bear on thir dark prospects, but the Geuda only succeeded in bringing up their score to 13. They still being one short, the umpire called the game, the Actives not playing their last inning.

Final score: Actives 14; Geuda 13.

Our boys naturally feel proud of this victory, and of thus maintaining the credit of Arkansas City, whose clubs have never yet been beaten. Dr. Carlisle was the umpire, and we are informed his rulings were acceptable to both parties. None are disposed to kick except the outsiders, who were so foolish as to bet against our irresistible nine. The following note, in connection with the game, expalins itself.

ARKANSAS CITY, July 1, 1884.

Mr. Geo. Wright, Captain:

DEAR SIR: In behalf of Saturday=s victory for the Arkansas City base ball club, allow me to present to the boys a genuine A. G. Spaulding league ball, with the hope that you will take it through more victories in the future. Yours,


The boys return their sincere thanks to their unknown friend, and assure him they will ever do their utmost to keep victory perched upon their banners.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.


Annual Report of Arkansas City School District No. 2 for the Year Ending June 9, 1884.

Following is the report of the clerk of the school board for this district, for the year ending June 9, 1884.

Number of teachers employed, Nine, as follows.

C. T. Atkinson, Miss Anna Hunt, Mrs. Annie Wright, Miss Mary Theaker, Miss May A. Johnson, Miss Virginia Walton, Miss Albertine Maxwell.

Number of different persons attending school this year, 629.

Salary paid to male teacher, $700.

Total number of months taught by male teacher, 8 months and 3 weeks.

Total salary paid female teachers, $1,816.26.

Total number of months taught by female teachers, 51 months and three weeks.

Average salary of male teacher, $80 per month; average for female teacher, $35 per month.

Number weeks of school sustained by the district, 36.

Total levy for school purposes for year ending July 31, 1884. For building, 6 mills; incidental, 4 mills; teachers, 5 mills; total, 15 mills.

Estimated value of school property, including buildings and grounds, $1,800.

Number of school buildings, 8.

Number of school rooms, 7.

Number of school houses built in year ending July 30, 1884: Two temporary frame buildings and one $10,000 stone building in course of erection.

Cost of same: $1,120 for frames and $9,495 for stone.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Landes, Beall & Co. Have put six new sets of rollers into their mammoth mill, thus obviating the use of the old fashioned mill stones. This makes the Roller mill CANNOT READ NEXT TWO LINES...ENDS UP:

mill throughout, and increasing the quality of their flour 50 percent. Good for L. B. & Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

At the adjourned meeting of the council next Friday night, the preliminary steps will be taken to make Arkansas City a city of the second class. Our population long ago made this step necessary, and we are glad to see the council taking action thereon.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Frank Leach, who as manager of the Chicago Lumber Yard of this city for the past three years, has made a host of friends, left for his home in Kingman this week. He is succeeded by Mr. Schofield, who bids fair to fill the field created by our friend Leach.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

We return thanks to the Pruden boys of Dayton, Ohio, for a copy of the Dayton Democrat, showing the prosperity of that city and Montgomery County. That is a very prosperous country, but rather too close to Arkansas City to amount to much.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

All voters in Creswell Township in favor of forming a Blaine and Logan club will please meet at my office on Thursday evening at 7:00 o=clock, July 10, 1884. I. H. BONSALL, Chairman Township Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Ad. Wanted. First-class ironer to work in laundry. Inquire at laundry, north of Central Avenue Hotel.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Ad. Sheep for Sale. Parties desirous of purchasing sheep should call on or address Pink Fouts, Willow Springs, Indian Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 16, 1884.

The secretary of the Interior has requested the secretary of War to cause the arrest of Captain Payne and such of his party, reported to number 1,500 or 2,000, now upon Cherokee outlet lands of the Indian Territory, as having violated the revised statutes, and to expel all other intruders, now upon lands, before the movement assumes more formidable proportions.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 16, 1884.

AD. HOSKIN & NEIL=S BLACKSMITH AND WAGON SHOP. HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY. All kinds of Carriage and Wagon Wood Work done on short notice. None but experienced workers employed and satisfaction guaranteed. SHOP ON FIFTH AVENUE, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Sheriff McIntire was in the city last Monday.

Come on with your rain. We are getting dry.

Capt. Rarick, with a few able assistants, cheated Ward out of a $3 job last Monday.

Rev. S. B. Fleming left last Friday for a visit to his brother in the northern part of the state.

Capt. Rowley, the heavy weight Kansas City Journal man, was in the city Monday in the interests of his paper.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell left on Monday=s train for Topeka, where he goes as a delegate to the state convention.

An old friend, A. H. Broadwell, of Pleasant Valley, was in the city Monday, attending Capt. Nipp=s mule sale.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Ed. Haight has just completed a survey of the Indian school farm, south of this city, and reports that it contains 7,200 acres.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Capt. Nipp=s horse and mule sale this week is drawing large crowds to town. The prices paid are high, ranging from $50 to $200.

Mowry & Sollitt have just put in the finest line of perfurmes ever seen in southern Kansas. It is worth something just to look at the display.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Mr. M. Ingrom has a notice in this issue which will bear reading by those who have been transacting business with him this spring and summer.

Ad. Take Notice. All parties who have had the use of my horse or jack are requested to let me know immediately and also the amounts, if any, they have paid, so there will be no misunderstanding in the settlement therefor, either with them or my agent. M. Ingrom.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

T. E. Berry, of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, is in the city this week. Tome has sold out his store at Shawneetown, and now gives his attention solely to cattle.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

C. E. Lowe, of Quincy, Illinois, brother of A. G. Lowe, has located in Arkansas City and accepted a position in J. W. Hutchison & Sons= grocery store as bookkeeper.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Mr. William Rose has commenced the erection of a new boot and shoe shop on South Central Avenue, which he will remove to in a few days. Due notice will be given.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Seventy-eight transients registered at the Leland Hotel last Monday, which for an off day and in addition to their regular boarders, is pretty good evidence of the popularity of this hotel.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Udall is going to have a Grand Army post. At least twenty-two names have been signed to a petition requesting the department commander to establish a post in that prosperous little burg.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Wiley & Harkness, two cattlemen of this city, have recently added 1,500 head of cattle to their range on Red Rock, Indian Territory. They are ones and twos, and were bought from Witherspoon Bros., of Rease River, Texas.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Caldwell is an esthetic burg. The principal features of its Fourth of July celebration were a lassoing match and an exhibition of riding bucking ponies. Nothing detracted from the enjoyment of the day.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

M. N. Sinnott has been appointed deputy county clerk at the request of Capt. Hunt, the clerk. Mr. Sinnot is an A No. 1 accountant and will fill the office with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of the county.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

A Blaine and Logan club was formed in this city last Monday night. Forty-seven names were enrolled, and committees on music, uniforms, etc., appointed. The organization will be completed at their next meeting.




Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

We understand Eli Youngheim, of Winfield, contemplates going into business in this city soon, for which purpose he has rented the north room under the Perry House. We will welcome Eli most cordially, as he is a rustler.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Mrs. Will C. Aldridch is visiting friends and relatives in Topeka, and will probably be joined by her husband the latter part of this week. Will is disposing of all his property in that city, and will invest the proceeds in the ACity of Surprise.@


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Charley Elwood was arrested by O. S. Rarick last week, charged with stealing cattle from Drury Warren, in the Territory. He gave bond in the sum of $1,000 for his appearance before Commissioner Bonsall on the 22nd of this month.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

T. J. Gilbert & Co. received notice last Saturday that their recent purchase of 1,570 head of cattle had arrived at Caldwell. These consist of ones and twos, 750 of the latter, and 350 cows. They will be driven over as soon as high water permits.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Blaine and Logan Club. The members of the executive committee of the county, Blaine and Logan club, are requested to meet at the Courier office in Winfield, at 2 p.m., on Saturday, next, to perfect the organization. By order.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

The Wellington papers are unanimous in saying that their Fourth of July celebration was little else than a colossal drunken spree for cowboys and ganblers. Wellington appears to revel in the luxury of a mayor who is run by whiskey and fast women.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ayres, a son of V. M. Ayres, while in the city last week. The gentleman makes his home in the northwest part of the state, but we think has a longing for a home where he can see a tree once in awhile.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

A young cattle man, by tthe name of Bing Choate, was killed last week at Dodge City, by a gambler named Sinclair. The officers say they don=t know who is to blame. Probably the man who was so awkward as to get in the way of a bullet aimed at him by a card sharp.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Mr. S. Clarke, who is now running a machine shop in the foundry building, comes out in a business card this week and solicits the patronage of our people. Mr. Clarke is a first-class workman in every respect, and we hope all neding anything in his line will call upon him.

AD. S. CLARKE, MACHINIST. Every description of machine repairs done on short notice. SHOP IN FOUNDRY BUILDING. ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Rev. Campbell left for Topeka Monday to attend the state convention, after which he contemplates a visit to Connecticut during the hot weather. It is astonishing how hot it is getting now for two or three single gentlemen in this community, and how necessary it is for their comfort to take an eastern trip.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Baptist Services. Until further notice the Sabbath day services will be held in the Highland hall as follows: Sunday school at 10 a.m., preaching at 11 a.m. Cottage prayer meeting, Thursday morning. Cordial invitation is extended to all to attend. F. L. WALKER, Pastor.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Dr. E. D. Martin, of Oneida, Illinois, has been in the city several days visiting his brother, N. S. Martin. After spending a jolly time, in the course of which he met several former friends, the gentleman returned to his Illinois home last Thursday much impressed with the advantage enjoyed by the fortunate citizens of the modern Canaan.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Some of the Democrats said last week that Topliff=s reign as postmaster was so short he had abandoned all idea of putting up his new postoffice building. The men started to work on the building last Monday. Top says he wants no stronger guarantee of Republican success than that offered by the action of the Chicago convention last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

We call attention to the new livery advertisement of J. W. Patterson, which appears in this issue. Mr. Patterson has put up new stables and carriage houses; has a number of new and first-class rigs and good accommodations for transient stock, and invites all his old patrons and the public generally to come and see him at his new quarters near the depot.

AD. J. W. Patterson=s Livery and Feed Stables. Fourth Avenue, Near Depot, Arkansas City, Kansas. GOOD RIGS AT ALL TIMES. Special attention given to Transient Trade. Headquarters for Farmers.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

City of the Second Class.

The council met in special session last Friday night to take the preliminary steps toward organizing Arkansas City into a city of the second class. Mr. M. N. Sinnott was appointed census taker for this purpose, but having not time to attend to it, he has declined, and the council will appoint another man at their special meeting tonight.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Archie Lawyer and wife, with the wife of Huesescute, left for Fort Lapwai, Idaho, last Saturday, where they will make their future home. The wife of Huesescute, like many others of the Nez Perce tribe, is failing rapidly in this climate, and is sent to Idaho in the hope of saving her life. Archie says the entire tribe will move before cold weather, which will bring joy to the surviving members thereof.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

The Geuda boys who are still kicking over their defeat will please observe the challenge in this issue. We would suggest by the way that they import two or three more Oxford players, and they might have better luck. Their Oxford pitcher was their best player and agreed that the umpiring was perfectly fair. With the united aid of Sumner County, Geuda may get up a club. In the meantime, our boys all work and live in Arkansas City.

If the delightful kicker who gave such an astonishing account of the recent game of base ball at Geuda, has enough confidence in the Geuda Springs club, and enough sand at the terminus of his esophagus to back his statement in regard to their playing qualities, he may find balm for his lacerated feelings in the following.


The Active Base Ball club, of Arkansas City, hereby challenges the Geuda Springs club to play a match game of base ball for one hundred dollars a side, at Arkansas City on Friday, August 1, 1884. The game to be umpired by an umpire selected by the two clubs.

GEO. WRIGHT, Captain.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

High water still prevailing in the Walnut, operations at the gravel beds have been suspended for the time being, and the railroad company are so pressed for cars they hardly think they can carry off the gravel before October even if it was possible to go ahead with the work. It will be a good idea to have a quantity of this gravel put on our streets, and we suggest that the city fathers secure some of it this summer, while the contractors are not busy supplying the railroad.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

A Card. [DIED.] We wish to thank the press and public of this vicinity for the respect and sympathy shown us, in the sorrowful and tragic death of our daughter, Ollie. We also ask all citizens to do all in their power to suppress the sale of intoxicating liquors, and the carrying of concealed firearms except by officers of the law, believing it to be for the safety of the wives and children of all our homes. In behalf of the family, URIAH SPRAY.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Frank Hess comes to the front this week with an advertisement, the proportions of which fitly represent the immensity of his business. His is truly the Aleading real estate agency of the county.@ He and his four assistants are kept constantly on the rush looking up land for his customers. The register of deeds says Frank does more business than all the others put together. Certain it is his business has grwon into a magnitude hardly hoped for even by Frank himself. A careful perusal of his advertisement will prove beneficial to those desiring to sell or purchase.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

The impression having got out that [TWO LINES COMPLETELY OBSCURED] connections were made by the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern, or that it was in some way necessary for parties going east from this city to buy a ticket to Winfield, and there take the above road, we desire to state that such is not true. The Santa Fe train reaches Kansas City an hour and half in advance of the K. C. L. & S.; the rates are fully as cheap and in some instances cheaper; and it is out of reason to suppose the connections are not better than any other line affords. The Santa Fe is too thoroughly a business organization to neglect so important at matter as this. Our readers may rest assured that every facility possible is extended to the traveling public by the A., T. & S. F.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.


Proceedings of the Delegate Convention Last Saturday.

The county convention for the election of delegates to the state convention met in Winfield last Saturday, and organized by the election of Hon. W. P. Hackney as chairman, and C. T. Atkinson secretary. After the usual routine work the committee on resolutions reported the following, which were adopted.

Resolved, That we enthusiastically endorse the nomination of

J. G. Blaine and J. A. Logan as the standard bearers of the Republican party for president and vice-president of the United States, as worthy men and leaders, and that we heartily subscribe to the principles

enunciated in the platform adopted by the national Republican convention at Chicago in June, of which the nominees are the best exponents and surest pledge.

Resolved, That we most cordially endorse the veto of the Fitz John Porter bill by our president, and in the name of the dead and living heroes of the Union army thank him for preserving their fame and country=s history from such an unlawful usurpation of power and disregard of justice.


Resolved, That we are favor of pensions for disabled soldiers, and especially those confined in so-called southern prison pens, and that we believe the government has not yet fully acknowledged the debt it owes to the brave men who wore the blue and stood by the government in its time of great peril.

Resolved, That the railroad commission act of this state has not met the reasonable demands of the people in many portions of our state, and we therefore demand such a law as will be uniform throughout the state, and that it be rigidly enforced.

Resolved, That we reaffirm our approval and endorsement of the prohibitory amendment to the constitution of the state of Kansas as settled by the people at the ballot-box, and instruct the delegates from this county to support and sustain this principle by endorsing it in the state platform, and to oppose the resubmission of the question or a constitutional convention.

Resolved, That we instruct the delegates of this convention to vote for Hon. John A. Martin for governor, and Hon. E. S. Torrance for judge of the supreme court, and to use all honorable means to secure their reelection.

Nominations of delegates were next in order, which resulted in the choice of the following gentlemen: Hon. W. P. Hackney, Rev. J. O. Campbell, Rev. B. Kelley, Senator Long, J. W. Henthorn, Hon. C. R. Mitchell, R. C. Maurer.

At the close of balloting, speeches were made by Senator Hackney and C. R. Mitchell, Rev. Campbell and Kelley, and the following resolution was ready by Judge Soward:

Resolved, That the members of this convention take steps looking to the organization of a county Blaine and Logan club.

Adopted, and a committee of one in each township was elected to carry out the object of the above resolution.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

From Southern Kansas.

In the Kansas City Live Stock Indicator, of July 10, we find the following from our city.

The prospects for a full crop of everything was never better in this section. Most of the wheat is cut and haying will begin in two weeks. There is a very large oat crop here and I notice the War department is advertising for bids on oats.

Corn is in silk in many plants, and roasting ears are already on the market. We have also peaches, blackberries, fresh and ripe, offered for sale in almost every grocery store.

There are ten or twelve heads of Arkansas cattle held in the Territory south of here for sale at from $16 to $20. They are generally inferior cattle.

The 200 head of heifers and cows for the Indian school at this place were rejected, also the bulls, and the cattle purchased in open market at $22 per head. Slavens had the contract at $27.50.

A car load of Kansas City half breed Galloway bulls is here, and meeting ready sale at from $100 to $200 each.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

A Serious Charge.

Mr. Wilson M. Campbell, of Bolton Township, was arrested last Wednesday upon the very serious charge of raping his daughter, Etta Campbell, only 14 years old. He was taken before F. H. Schiffbauer, and waving examination he gave bond in the sum of $3,000 for his appearance at the next term of the district court in this city. Before this man has had a fair trial, it is not in our province to comment at length or seek to influence public opinion against him. The crime charged against him is the most heinous--most damnable--known to a civilized community, and we trust, for the sake of our county=s fair name, that he can prove his innocence. His wife, Nancy J. Campbell, makes the accusation. It is hard to believe that such a crime could be committed by a resident of Cowley County, whose people excel in all that pertains to exalted citizenship.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

For several weeks two tents have been pitched on the Arkansas, a few rods south of the bridge. The occupants of these tents were two girls of the town known as Maud Rivers and Texas Frank, with a masculine associate known as Al. Case. Complaint being made against these parties, they were arrested last Monday and brought before Justice Kreamer, charged with gambling and keeping a bawdy house. The thing calling himself a man was remanded to the calaboose, and the girls were discharged on their own recognizance until yesterday at 1 o=clock, when they appeared for trial before Justice Kreamer, but the case was postponed again until this afternoon. The witnesses were placed under bond for their appearance, and attachments issued for others who failed to respond to the summons.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

A New Town.

A new town is to be laid out in Cowley County, about six miles [TWO LINES COMPLETELY OBSCURED] west of Winfield, [? to the ?]

K. C., L. & S. railroad. The projector of the enterprise is a Mr.

D. D. Kellogg, of Udall, who we believe, owns the land on which the new town is to be located. The object is to furnish better shipping facilities for the stock and grain raised in that section of the country, in lessening the distance to a market. The name of Cowley=s latest child has not yet been determined upon.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

The Aad@ of Messrs. Hoskins & Neil appears this week, and we have pleasure in calling the attention of our readers to the fact, for in their line no better workmen can be found. All kinds of buggy and wagon repairing, blacksmithing, horseshoeing, etc., done on short notice and in a manner to ensure satisfaction. Give them a call.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Cattle Trails.

Colonel Benedict, Indian inspector, says the Caldwell Journal, has been stopping at the Southwestern since Monday. He has been looking over the cattle trails across the Indian Territory with a view to investigating the troubles of the drovers in getting through that country. He has examined the Chisholm and the Western trails, and will report them all right and amply sufficient for the drive on those trails. He will also report that the cattlemen on the Strip, deeming the two trails left sufficient, have closed the trail leading from Red Fork ranch to Clark County; but that this trail is needed by drovers wishing to pass from one market to the other, and hence must be opened or placed in shape so that drovers can pass over it.

The president of the Strip association has notified all parties holding ranges through which this trail passes to allow drovers to follow it at will. There is no doubt but that they will all submit at once, and give the drovers no trouble if they confine their herds to reasonable limits.

The ranges through which this trail passes, taken in the order named from the south are as follows: S. & Z. Tuttle, D. T. Beals,

G. A. Thompson, B. H. Campbell, Texas Land and Cattle Company, Eagle Chief Pool, Comanche Pool, and Arthur Gorham.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Wants Another Chance.

J. S. Danford, of notorious memory in connection with the old Merchants= and Drovers= Bank of Caldwell, is attempting to organize a bank at Independence, Oregon; and in response to an inquiry of a citizen of that place as to said J. S. D.=s previous record, the Caldwell Journal, among other pleasantries, founded on fact, says: He defrauded our citizens out of their hard-earned money in a manner that came near causing that gentleman to swing from the end of a rope. He spent the money of the old Merchants= and Drovers= Bank in keeping fast women, gambling, and drinking. We warn the people of Oregon against having anything to do with this man, or he will surely defraud them if they deposit their money with him.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Two companies of Ablue coats@ passed through this city, Tuesday, en route for Oklahoma. They hail from Fort Riley. Oxford Register.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

AD. Notice to Contractors. Notice is hereby given that bids will be received until August 31, for building a new school house in district 89. Specifications can be found with Dr. Kellogg.

Z. CARLISLE, District Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Ad. Go to McLaughlin Bros. For the genuine Morning Star flour.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

For Sale. A good second Eagle Hay Rake, in first-class repair. Inquire of A. Harnley.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Ad. Selling at Cost. Our entire stock of millinery goods will be sold at cost for the next two weeks.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Ad. Stray. Black sow with ring in right ear, weight about 300 pounds. Owner can have same by proving property and paying charges. R. Hess.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Ad. ICE CREAM. Delivered to any part of the city at all times, packed in ice, at the St. Louis Ice Cream Parlors.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

Ad. Lunch Room. I desire to say to the hungry that I have opened a lunch room in connection with my bakery where the inner cravings can be satisfied at any hour during the day. Call and see me. A. E. Kirkpatrick.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.



AD. BURKE & MARTIN, P. O. Address, Red Rock, Indian Territory. Range on the Cimarron River, south of McClellan=s. Horse brand: [???] on left shoulder. Cattle brand: B U M on sides.


AD. WILEY & HARKNESS. Post office, Arkansas City, Kansas. Range on the Red Rock, Cherokee strip. Horse brand [LOOKS LIKE TWO BARS ABOVE A V...ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL!] on left hip.

Some cattle are branded on right side and some on both sides.