H. P. STANDLEY, Editor and Proprietor.

[From July 23, 1884, through September 10, 1884.]


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 23, 1884.


Office, corner Summit Street and Fourth Avenue at PARKS= PHARMACY, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Charley Hutchins is happy once more.

Rev. Fleming will return next Friday.

Miss Hattie Corry left Maine for this city yesterday.

Mrs. W. H. Randall has gone to Maine for several weeks= visit.

Mr. Childers last week sold his lot on Summit Street for $3,000 to a Mr. Bell.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Read the Central Drug Store specials in this issue.

Ad. Paints at Cost at Central Drug store.

Wall Paper--Latest styles at Central Drug Store.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

The Equal Suffrage society meets next Wednesday evening with Mrs. C. H. Searing, at 6:30 o=clock.

All of Dr. Turner=s medicines are for sale by Mowry & Sollitt, Arkansas City. Call for a book, free.

W. D. Bishop, of Pawnee Agency, was up visiting his many friends last week, returning last Monday.

Miss Minnie Wood, a daughter of L. C. Wood, of Wichita, is in the city visiting Mrs. Geo. O. Allen.

About the only loss farmers will sustain this year will be the extra expense of putting up corn cribs.

Mr. Daniel Grant will shortly leave for Millbrook, Connecticut, where he intends to make his home in the future.

Mrs. Sam Beivenn, of the Indian Territory, was in the city last week and made the TRAVELER an appreciated visit.

The TRAVELER office last week turned out a lot of elegant job work for J. H. Hilliard of the Fifth Avenue Livery and Feed Stables.

M. N. Sinnott left for Winfield on Monday, to take up his residence in that city and commence his duties as assistant county clerk.

Capt. Nipp, the treasurer elect, moved to Winfield this week and will at once begin to familiarize himself with his new field of work.

The Leland House dog has had his tail cut off. It would have been better to muzzle the brute, according to orders from the council.

Mr. Darlington, of Cheyenne Agency, I. T., was in the city Monday. It was in honor of his father that the town of Darlington was named.




Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Tomorrow afternoon George Cunningham intends to show up the merits of the famous Flying Dutchman plow. Read his notice, farmers.

Ad. A Big Thing for Farmers. On tomorrow, Thursday, July 24, there will be a plowing exhibition on Newman=s farm north of Arkansas City, in which the merits of the famous Flying Dutchman plow will be tested. I will convince the most skeptical that the plow will do better work, with a hundred pounds lighter draft, than any other plow manufactured. We will cut a watermelon and open a keg of nails. Come in everybody. G. W. CUNNINGHAM.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

J. N. Florer came in from Kansas City last Thursday, leaving for his cattle ranch the next day. He is having a Adaisy@ cattle cut made, which will make its appearance soon.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

There will be a prize exhibition of roller skating at the rink next Friday night, by home talent. Thge band will furnish good music, and there will be some excellent skating.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Attention is called to the bath card of Mr. A. Harnley in this issue. These baths, located on West Central Avenue, are fitted up with all conveniences and will be deservedly popular.

CARD. 25 Cents. 25 Cents.


West of Benedict & Owen=s corner, on Central Avenue, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Postmaster Topliff is in Chicago purchasing a front for his new building. It is barely possible that Topliff may go further to Pennsylvania, for instance--but we do not know positively.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Our friend, E. B. Parker, has been appointed trustee of Creswell Township, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of M. N. Sinnott. The appoint was made by the county commissioners last week.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

J. H. Hilliard left for Kansas City and Carthage, Missouri, last Monday, to be absent about a week. Before returning he will purchase a car load each of buggies and horses to stock up his new livery establishment.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

A new switch board has been placed in the central office in this city--the Western Electric, the finest used by the company. This will greatly facilitate the work in the office and give better satisfaction to the patrons.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Mrs. Charles Hutchins, who has been spending several months visiting her former home at Middlebury, Indiana, returned to the city last Saturday. The lady was accompanied by her father, Mr. J. B. Warner.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

The second story of the Hasie and Commercial blocks is rapidly assuming definite shape. The rough-ashler finish of the stone work makes it one of the handsomest as well as imposing structures in the state.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Messrs. Kroenert & Austin have put up a roomy addition to the rear of their exclusive grocery house. The gentlemen are determined to keep the Diamond Front grocery in the front rank of our business establishments.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

For Sale. We call attention to the list of city lots offered for sale by C. R. Sipes, which will be found in another column. Many of them are quite desirable and parties desiring to purchase will do well to see Mr. Sipes without delay.

AD. City Lots for Sale. For sale cheap, the following lots in Arkansas City, title perfect:

Lots 17-18, block 2.

Lots 27-28, block 3.

Lots 19-20, block 6.

Lot 6, block 18.

Lots 29-30, block 25.

Lot 5, block 29.

Lot 16, block 30.

Lot 10, block 36.

Lot 26, block 60.

Lots 25-26, block 61.

Lot 25, block 62.

Lots 17, 18, 19, and 20, block 147.

Lot 12, block 73.

Lot 21, block 70.

Lot 17, block 77.

Lots 10-11, block 90.

Lot 5, block 97.

Lot 20, block 104.

Lots 9-10, block 105.

Lot 14, block 115.

Lot 11, block 128.

Lot 6, block 129.

Lots 23-24, block 136.

For further particulars, prices, etc., call on C. R. SIPES.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Mr. L. C. Norton has secured the agency for one of the best wind-mills manufactured, and an advertisement in this issue calls the attention of farmers to the same. This is something nearly every farmer needs, and they will do well to call on Mr. Norton before purchasing.

AD. Water! Water! Water!

All persons wishing a windmill and pump for forcing water from wells or springs to convenient points for stock or house use, will do well to call on or address L. C. Norton (residence in north part of town) who is prepared to erect the old reliable


One of the most reliable in the market. It is fully warranted to stand the storms, govern itself, and do the work equal to any in the market. It is SIMPLE, STRONG, and DURABLE.

Also, the best line equipment for land and windmill use in the county. I am prepared to furnish tanks of any size and pipes, float-valves, troughs, etc., at lowest prices. L. C. NORTON, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

E. D. Eddy, our pioneer druggist, is hard to get ahead of in the matter of business--proof of which will be seen by a visit to his store, where he will take pleasure in exhibiting his new and elegant stock of toilet and perfumery goods specially adapated for the season. We saw >em.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Prof. A. Gridley, of Winfield, called upon the TRAVELER last Thursday. The gentleman in company with Hon. Geo. Ordway and Mr. Louis Zenor were down as a committee to examine our new school building with a view to gain points for the erection of another school house at Winfield.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

The wheat crop in this section is being threshed, and while the average yield does not come up to the expectation of farmers, the crop is quite large and the yield very flattering. We have talked with several threshermen who report the crop as running from fifteen to twenty-five bushels per acre.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Several roughs tried to Arun@ the Arcade restaurant last Sunday night, but the proprietor demonstrated his ability to preserve order in a manner rather demoralizing to his belligerent customers. AGeorge@ is bound to run an orderly house, and roughs seeking a place to raise a row had better give the Arcade the go-by.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

BIRTHS. Dr. Zach Carlisle has just put in one pretty busy week this harvest cradling. He cradled one bundle, a boy, for R. A. Moore; for R. Knapp, a boy; for Phil. Finch, a boy; for Burt Mastrison, a boy; for J. N. Critchfield, a little girl. The doctor reports the crop pretty fair and says it will no doubt turn out well if carefully Athrashed.@


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

The A. M. E. Society of this city have purchased lots and contemplate the erection of a church soon. To this end they will hold a grand barbecue and festival during the day and evening of August 1. While our people are aiding other denominations, it would be help worthily bestowed to favor these people in their good work.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

DIED. A Miss Newcomb, of Vincennes, Indiana, who had been visiting friends near this city, was out riding on Sunday of last week. The saddle girth breaking, the girl was thrown to the ground, striking on her neck and shoulder from which paralysis ensued, causing death on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday the body was shipped to her Indiana home.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

DIED. Charles Ames, a young man 26 years of age, died in this city last Wednesday. He had been afflicted with consumption for months, but clung tenaciously to the belief that he would recover, and on Tuesday night laughed at the idea of death overtaking him anyways soon. He was a fine young man in every respect, and is sincerely mourned by those who knew him.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Messrs. Beecher & Co., who recently put up an establishment just south of the foundry, are now busily engaged in scroll sawing, turning, ripping, bracket, and baluster and every description of wood work, etc., for the execution of which in first-class style they have put in approved machinery. Parties needing this kind of work should call on Beecher & Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Item in the Wellington Press. AThe town is overrun by prostitutes, public and private; whiskey is sold in every nook and corner, from the privies up; gambling runs rampant; the marshal=s name has become a hissing and a by-word; and he a laughing stock throughout the city. There is not a city ordinance, scarcely, that is not daily violated with impunity.@


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Judge Torrance, of Winfield, favored us with a short call Saturday last. The gentleman, accompanied by Mrs. Torrance and her sister, Mrs. Lowry, and his sister, Mrs. Wallace, of Hannibal, Missouri, had been for a drive to the Indian Territory, in the course of which they visited the Chilocco school. While in our city the party were the guests of Mrs. W. F. Benedict.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

E. F. Shindel, the go-ahead druggist, informs us that he has a number of cards containing a complete list of poisons with their antidotes, which should be in the hands of everybody, and which they can obtain by calling on him. Mr. Shindel is selling out his paints at cost--not to the purchaser--but really at cost, to give him more room. If you don=t believe us, go and see him.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

The Courier estimates that the mills of this county will consume 2,000,000 bushels of wheat the coming year, and that the wheat production will amount to 1,427,075 bushels, leaving some 600,000 to be shipped in, and in this connection advises the farmers to hold on to their wheat. Certain it is that Cowley=s cities furnish the best marketing facilities for the farmers= production.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Dr. H. F. Parks, late of Madison County, Illinois, has concluded to locate in our city, and has rented the room on the corner of Summit and Fourth Avenue, which he will at once stock up for a drug store. The doctor=s card as a practicing physician and his pharmacy Aad@ will be found in this issue. The gentleman will take immediate steps for the removal of his family here, and it is with much pleasure we chron-icle this addition to our business and social circles. ALREADY TYPED.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

We call attention to the AWonder@ advertisement of Dr. Louis Turner, which appears in this issue. The doctor has been staying in our city for several days past, and has brought his Wonder prominently before out people, who have shown such an interest in the same that he will let them read about it in the TRAVELER for the next twelve months. This is a wonder, and if you wonder what the wonder is, call on Mowry & Sollitt, who will relieve your wonderment.

AD. DOCTOR LOUIS TURNER, PROPRIETOR OF THE WONDER, The finest Internal and External Cure of Pain and Disease.

Cures Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Kidney diseases, Heart diseases, Liver complaints, Headache, Diptheria, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Flux, Toothache, Piles, Burns, Coughs, Colds, etc.

Particularly recommended for all illnesses of the blood resulting in general debility. Sold by all druggists. Price $1.00 per bottle. Dr. Turner is a regular practitioner of medicine of 30 years= experience, and especially treats all chronic diseases, particularly Catarrh, Asthmas, Hay Fever, Bronchitis, Sore Throat, and all diseases of the lungs, chest, nasal cavities, and breathing passages, and all diseases peculiar to women, by the means of Electric Oxygen. Correspondence solicited. A treatise on above diseases sent free.

For sale by MOWRY & SOLLITT, druggists, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

The case against Wilson M. Campbell for raping his daughter came up for hearing before Judge Gans, at Winfield, yesterday. We have not learned the result of the trial, but understand that Mr. Campbell intends to prove the affair a blackmailing scheme worked by his wife in the hope of getting rid of him. It is reported that his wife, during the Oklahoma excitement, left for that country with another man than her husband, and remained away two or three months. Whether this is true or not, there certainly appears grounds for the belief that Mr. Campbell is entitled to the benefit of the doubt, and is as much sinned against as sinning.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

There are now seven companies of soldiers on the Chikaskia, about twenty-five miles from this city, awaiting special orders. The general impression is that these orders will be instructions to burn everything in the shape of permanent improvements now in the Territory, except those on recognized leased lands. In conversation with an official, he tells us this may include the excellent building at Willow Springs, as the orders will be general and sweeping. The troops have burned all the permanent improvements on Oklahoma land, there now remaining nothing but dug-outs, and the same course will doubtless be pursued with the new settlement called Rock Falls, south of Hunnewell, and run in the interests of Payne and his strikers.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Sad Case of Shooting.

Last Sunday morning news was received that a girl living west of the canal had shot herself. Hastily repairing to the place designated, the reporter for the TRAVELER found the unfortunate victim lying on a cot in one of the many tents in the jack-oaks, bleeding profusely from a rifle wound in the left side. From the friends and relatives the following particulars were obtained.

The family=s name is Maxey, and they came to this city from Shannon County, Missouri, last May, since which time the men have worked at any and everything that offered. Work having been dull for the past week, they proposed moving last Sunday some eight miles northeast of this city, where a job at harvesing awaited them. To this end they were packing up early Sunday morning, and Eliza Maxey, aged 16, in assisting, pulled a rifle from one of the tents. Not thinking of the possibilities of danger, she held the gun by the muzzle, pulling it toward her. As usual in such cases, the hammer caught on some obstruction, which released it just in time to send a No. 50 rifle ball through the poor girl=s body. Examination showed that the ball had entered about two inches below the left breast, and, ranging upward, came out at the back by the left shoulder blade, passing through the left lung. Medical aid was immediately summoned, Drs. Vawter and Reed taking charge of the case, and everything possible was done to relieve the girl=s sufferings. Though but little hope is entertained of her recovery, she was better Tuesday morning, and it seemed possible that she might pull through. The family are hard working and deserving, and we trust that every assistance will be tendered them by the good people of this vicinity.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Another Big Cattle Pool.

A pool of all the cattlemen holding between the Cimarron and Canadian Rivers, in Oklahoma, was formed Tuesday. The pool is composed of seven outfits, and will contain, when stocked up to the limits, 50,000 cattle under its control.

A board of seven directors was elected, and on August 1 a full set of officers, consisting of president, treasurer, secretary, and pool boss.

The ranchmen turn all their stock into the pool, each with his own brand, and then put the pool brand on in addition thereto. The pool pays all expenses by assessment, pro rata with the number of cattle held by each member. To 1,000 cattle one man and eight horses are turned in. The annual payroll and expense bill on the pool plan will be cut down over 75 percent, as under the pool plan twenty-five men and 150 horses will do the work that it now takes over 75 men, and 500 horses to accomplish. The name is to be ACimarron and Canadian Pool.@ Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Ad. Immense. Those Tonic Cups at Shindel=s.

Ad. Paints at Cost at Central Drug Store.

Ad. Peach Parers. Save time and lots of hard work, at C. R. Sipes.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Notice! Notice is hereby given that bids will be received until August 9, 1884, through the post office at Arkansas City, for the erection of one hundred and sixty rods of a six-barb wire fence; said fence to be of the best Hawkeye steel wire; the fence to be built of good cedar posts seven feet long and eight feet apart; corners to be braced with the same material. Also, two sliding gates to be of four boards and six-inch pine. A. T. COOPER, Clerk of District 69.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

Ad. Public Sale. At Arkansas City, on Saturday, August 2, 1884, I will sell without reserve to the highest bidder a car load of fine buggies, spring wagons, and phaetons, all of which are made of first-class select material and are finished in fine style. Don=t fail to attend this sale and get you a first-class outfit at your own price.

E. HAMILTON, Kokomo, Indiana.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

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



Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.


STOCK BRANDS -OF- W. J. POLLOCK. Increase branded three half circles on right side, P on left jaw; moccasin on both shoulders and upper half crop on each ear.

Additional Brands: PV on left side; CS on left hip; bottle on left side; HL on left side.

Range on Osage reservation, Indian Territory. Post office address: Ponca Agency, I. T.



R. A. HOUGHTON. Post office address: Arkansas City, Kansas, OR C. C. ENDICOTT, range manager. (Oakland Agency, Indian Territory).

Illustration shows H with a line from middle of H to upper right of steer depicted. Another illustration shows a + and V on side of cattle.

OTHER BRANDS: [looks like a T with a small bar at base of T that goes to the right]...on left side of hip and [A BAR] on right hip of most of them.

M C on right side and [half circle at base of F] left side.

Half circle over the letter R right side of hip.




HEWINS & TITUS. Cedar Vale, Kansas. Range on Skeleton Creek, Indian Territory.


HORSE BRANDS: + on thigh. Double bar on shoulder; ONO both sides, [CRAZY LOOKING ITEM THAT RESEMBLES A Z] left side.

[INTERLOCKING CIRCLES (2) left side; [+ followed by backwards C followed by another +] left side; [55] left side; both sides [interlocking circle] right thigh.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 30, 1884.



















The Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association will hold its Second Annual Exhibition at Winfield, Kansas, September 23 to 27, 1884. This Association comes before the public with more attractions and better facilities than any like Association in the State. It is a well established fact that our grounds are the largest and best in the State, our buildings, stables, and stalls ample and commodious, thus affording the exhibitor more comfort, pleasure, and money than any Fair Association in the State.

Our Premium List is very large and so arranged as to suit the agriculturist, the stock raiser, the fruit grower, the mechanic, the machinist, the artist--in fact, every man, woman and child; and the premiums offered are open to the world, except when mentioned in the list.

Horsemen will readily note the fact that the attractions and large premiums offered in our Speed Department will call out the best horses in Kansas and adjoining States; also that our track is second to none, and is the acknowledged best half mile track in the State.

Special rates for the exhibitor and visitor has been obtained from all railroads entering Winfield. The Officers and Directors of our Association have left nothing undone for the accommodation of everybody, be they exhibitor or visitor, and would therefore extend a general invitation to the people of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois to visit the Cowley County Fair. Aside from the grand attractions and display at the Fair, we will show you Winfield, the Queen City of Southwestern Kansas; we will show you Cowley, the banner agricultural and stock raising county of Kansas. A visit you will never regret, except that it be, you did not locate with us.


The Cowley County Fair offers more and larger premiums to the farmer and stock raiser than any other county fair in the State.

Farmers of Cowley, do not forget to attend your County Fair. You cannnot spend a few days to more profit or interest to yourself than by so doing.

Ladies, bring your jellies, preserves, fine sewing, and everything in the household line for the Fair. The ladies= department last year was magnificent--Let us beat it this year.

Any person who desires this premium list in book form, with the constitution and by-laws and rules and regulations, can get it by addressing a postal to Ed. P. Greer, Secretary, Winfield, Kansas.

Visitors to the Cowley County Fair will find plenty of shade and water for their teams, and a nice blue grass lawn on which to spread your dinners. No other fair grounds in the State afford such free accommodations.

Every man, woman, and child should make it a point to visit their Fair. It will do you good to see your neighbors and to see that they are raising--not forgetting, however, to bring along some exhibit of your raising or manufacture.

The success of Cowley=s Fair last year was a matter of wonder all over Kansas. From everywhere came reports of the wonderful productions of our county, carried by those who visited it. It was the best advertisement we have ever had.

Let each and everyone be an exhibitor at the Fair this fall. If you have some good corn, big pumpkins, good hogs, cattle, or horses, bring them to the Fair and help to make it the grandest exposition of material prosperity ever seen in any country.

The Cowley County Fair wants an exhibit from every farm in the county. No matter how small or what the article may be; bring it as a production of Cowley County. Compare it with that of your neighbor. Take items and learn a lesson that will improve your exhibit next year.

The entry books will be open at the Courier editorial rooms in Winfield, August 25th, and remain open until September 29th, after which the Secretary will be at his office on the grounds. All articles for exhibition must be on the grounds by 6 P.M., Tuesday, September 23rd, at which time the entry books will close.

The prices for admission to the Fair will be as follows:

Single ticket, adults: $ .25

Children, 5 to 15 years: .15

Double team: .25

Single team or saddle horse: .15

Season tickets: 1.00

Season tickets, with vehicle: 2.00

The Cowley County Fair Association wants to see farmers of the county attend the Fair with their big pumpkins, big squashes, big potatoes, big cabbage, big corn, big hogs, big colts, big calves. In fact, with a sample exhibit of everything raised on a farm. Please don=t forget to bring your good looking wives and big fat babies.

The Association will furnish exhibitors with stalls and pens at the following prices.

Speed stables, 10 x 12: $5.00

Stallion stables, 8 x 12: $4.00

Box stalls, 6 x 10: $3.00

Herd pens: $2.00

Cattle stalls: $1.00

Hog and sheep pens: Free.

A part of the beautiful park next to the grounds will be reserved for those who desire to come with their wagons and families and camp during the Fair. Such must provide themselves with season tickets. Persons from a distance will find this a most pleasant way of taking in the Fair. Last year there were upwards of fifty families camped within the grounds.

The Cowley County Fair will have a place for everything and everything will be in its place, thus offering the visitor a satisfactory sight of one of the grandest exhibitions in the way of an agricultural Fair ever witnessed. An army of able and obliging assistants will take pains in answering all questions and giving such information as the visitor may require.

The Cowley County Fair is wholly and truly a county institution. Its stockholders are farmers and businessmen of Cowley County, whose interests are identified one with the other, and seek through this organization to bring the whole people of Cowley County together at least once a year in a grand exhibit of the resources and wealth of the county.

The above list comprises persons from almost every locality in the county. The forty shares remaining can be subscribed for by anyone who desires, $25 upon each share to be paid within thirty days after subscription and the balance of $25 on each share on the 1st day of October, 1884. Each stockholder receives a ticket which admits his family to the grounds at all times and a Astockholder=s badge,@ which gives him all the privileges on the grounds. Every farmer interested in the material welfare of our county should report his name to the Secretary of the Association as a subscriber to the capital stock at once. The investment is a good one and the cause worthy the highest encouragement.

The Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association is not an individual concern. Its stockholders number over a hundred and fifty of the leading farmers and businessmen of the county. Its capital stock is $10,000, divided into 200 shares of $50 each. One hundred and sixty of these shares are now taken and paid for and the money expended to purchasing the grounds, erecting buildings, stalls, pens, fencing, amphitheatre, and improving the finest race track in Kansas. Everything is paid for. The profits of last year were over $1,800, every cent of which was put on the grounds in additional improvements. There are forty shares yet to place. They will be taken before Fair time and the proceeds used in putting up a main exhibition building between the two wings already erected and in other needed improvements. It is especially desirable that this stock be taken by the farmers of the county, for upon them, most of all, will the future success of Cowley=s Fair depend. The grounds were purchased for $75 per acre. They are worth today, without the improvements, $150 per acre, so in the rise of land alone the stockholder has doubled his money. There is no doubt that that this stock will be most desirable property, aside from the immense public benefit of the Association to the agricultural and stock interests of our countty. Had the profits of last year been paid to the persons who were then stockholders as dividends, they would have received over 30 percent interest on their investment. But they preferred to strengthen the Association and let the money remain in its treasury.

The following is a list of the stockholders of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association.

R. E. Wallis, Sr.

R. E. Wallis, Jr.

J. W. Millspaugh.

W. P. Hackney.

A. H. Doane.

D. L. Kretsinger.

James F. Martin.

H. Harbaugh.

J. S. Mann.

Henry E. Asp.

A. E. Baird.

Q. A. Glass.

A. B. Arment.

H. Brown.W. J. Wilson.

John Lowry.

M. L. Read.

M. L. Robinson.

J. L. Horning.

Sol. Burkhalter.

P. H. Albright.

J. B. Lynn.

W. J. Hodges.

C. C. Black.

A. B. Schofield.

J. M. Keck.

G. S. Manser.

S. G. Gary.

A. T. Spotswood.

J. P. Baden.

W. S. Mendenhall.

W. B. Weitzel.

G. W. Robinson.

W. C. Robinson.

James H. Bullene.

L. B. Stone.

Jacob Nixon.

S. W. Phenix.

John Stalter.

N. J. Thompson.

J. P. Short.

I. W. Randall.

William Overly.

S. P. Strong.

Isaac Wood.

C. H. Cleaves.

Hughes & Cooper.

Hendricks & Wilson.

F. W. Schwantes.

E. D. Taylor.

W. W. Limbocker.

William Carter.

J. B. Corson.

D. F. Moore.

G. B. Shaw & Co.

D. B. McCollum.

R. F. Burden.

J. C. Roberts.

George Wilson.

R. J. Yoeman.

J. B. Nipp.

P. B. Lee.

W. W. Painter.

L. Barnett.

J. H. Curfman.

John Holmes.

S. S. Linn.

E. B. Nicholson.

G. P. Waggoner.

M. C. McDorman.

George W. Miller.

Harry Bahntge.

L. C. Harter,

W. Webb.

A. C. Bangs.

A. J. Thompson.

E. M. Reynolds.

G. L. Rinker.

David H. Dix.

Harvey Smith.

T. P. Carter.

Hogue & Mentch.

F. M. Friend.

J. T. Brooks.

J. O. Taylor.

Z. B. Myers.

S. H. Myton.

D. S. Sherrard.

K. J. Wright.

Vermilye Brothers.

J. T. Nicholson.

J. N. Harter.

Ed. P. Greer.

J. C. McMullen.

R. B. Noble.

R. B. Pratt.

H. G. Fuller.

F. L. Branniger.

L. F. Johnson.

J. W. Browning.

J. H. Watts.

Warren Wood.

Alexander Fuller.

John Bowers.

J. D. Maurer.

J. E. Conklin.

T. H. Soward.

R. E. Sydall.

J. H. Evans.

Nathan S. Perry.

D. R. Laycock.

J. R. Sumpter.

C. G. Bradbury.

J. C. Long.

F. S. Jennings.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

We received an appreciated visit from Mr. J. B. Lewis one day last week.

DIED. Eliza Maxey, the girl who shot herself last week, died on Wednesday morning.

Our genial postmaster came back on Monday. After all, he only went to Chicago.

We had quite a pleasant chat with our old Bolton subscriber, George Hager, on Monday last.

The number of calves branded in the Territory this spring and summer is unusually large.

The city has purchased a four-horse road grader, and the same is now doing good service on our streets.

Rev. Fleming returned yesterday, and there will be services as usual next Sabbath at the First Presbyterian Church.

Bob Smith, of Silverdale, has a $1,000 hay contract to fill for Messrs. Thompson & Woodin of the Star livery of this city.

M. N. Sinnott moved his family to Winfield this week, and will henceforth give his entire attention to his clerical duties.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Superintendent Nickerson, of the Santa Fe, was in the city last week, making arrangements for additional side tracks at this point.

Miss Hattie Corry was welcomed back to this city Thursday by her many friends. She this week takes charge of the books of A. A. Newman & Co.

Mrs. Woodson, who has been very seriously ill for several days, is now convalescent, and we trust will soon be entirely restored to health.

Eli Youngheim=s goods have arrived, and he will soon be ready to make the best of bargains for the farmers. Eli=s other name is Aget there.@


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

AKit@ Sollitt appears remarkably well this warm weather; doubtless owing to that excellent coffee syrup drawn from the soda fountain of M. & S.

The Republicans of Dexter have a jollification today, in which they will erect a Republican pole and organize a Blaine and Logan club. Good for Dexter.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Any of our readers in need of buggies will do well to read the notice of E. Hamilton=s sale, to be held next Saturday. For particulars see another column.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Col. Alexander returned from Kentucky last Saturday, bringing with him his wife and daughter. This makes the colonel=s permanent home with us a fixed fact.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Miss Mollie Wilson, of Winfield, is manipulating the electric key at the Santa Fe depot, during the absence of Mr. Fred Patty, now on a visit to Nebraska.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

T. H. McLaughlin returned last Saturday from an extended trip through Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana. Mrs. McLaughlin is at present visiting friends in St. Louis.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Wilson Campbell=s trial before Judge Gans last week resulted in his being remanded to jail, to await the action of the district court. He is under the same bond--$3,000.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Mr. T. R. Houghton is absent for a two-months= visit to his former home in Michigan, where he goes for the benefit of his health. We trust his trip may have the desired result.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Ira Barnett, with clock-like regularity, ships three car loads of hogs to Kansas City each week. The farmers know Ira to be perfectly honest with them, hence they hunt him up.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

The party who gained $19 by a mistake at Mowry & Sollitt=s last Saturday night, and who is so honorable as to seek to keep the money, is reminded that such practices will not win.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Homer Deets, the red front barber, has his new bath-house about ready for business. It is unquestinably the best arranged institution in the city and will be heartily appreciated by our citizens.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Mrs. C. H. Searing left last Monday for a pleasure trip through-out the east. She will be joined by her sister in Chicago, whence they will proceed to Buffalo, Montreal, Quebec, and Thousand Isles.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick has just completed a great improvement to his residence property, by the addition of an elegant porch. Mr. Kirkpatrick goes in for solid comfort as a glance at his cozy home will testify.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

We were glad to meet Mr. Gee, of Ohio, last week. Mr. Gee will move on the farm he purchased of Capt. Bird sometime next spring, till which time the TRAVELER will visit him in his Ohio home.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

The equal suffragists will meet this evening at 6:30 o=clock with Mrs. Stacy Matlack, instgead of with Mrs. Searing, as announced last week, the latter lady being absent. It is requested that there be a full attendance.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

In another column is an important article from the Kansas City Live Stock Journal, relating to double decked cars for the shipment of sheep. Such cars are much needed, and we hope the Santa Fe will soon furnish some.

Shipping Sheep to Market.

AIf we could get double-decked cars or one-half rates on sheep, you would see them in Kansas City by the thousands before fall.@

The above is an extract from the letter of the Indicator=s correspondent at Arkansas City, Kansas. The fact of the matter is, as has been frequently mentioned in this paper, the rates of transportation for sheep on roads west of Kansas City are not as favorable as those on roads running east. There is a vast amount of business, in the way of transporting sheel to market, which can be obtained by western railroads, notably the Atchiston, Topeka & Santa Fe, if the fright rates were made porportionate to those charged for hauling cattle.

The Indicator=s correspondent at Arkansas City, Kansas, is not the only person who is of the opinion that reduced transportation rates for sheep would increase the number marketed here, for Texas sheep owners are anxious to have an inducement offered them to drive to the northern line of the Indian Territory so as to escape what is considered, by them, the unjust rates for sheep on Texas roads.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Mike Harkins returned from a trip through western Kansas last week, and reports that country filling up rapidly. Mike came back to get a square meal, but thinks of taking a claim in Pratt, Mead, or Comanche County.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Root, of Wichita, during his stay in our city last week. Mr. Root is a prominent businessman in Wichita, and while in our city, was the guest of his former townspeople, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hilliard.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Dave Finney, wife and child, were in the city last Saturday, as was also their one-foot-six brother, Tom. Dave has purchased the Nichols farm, northeast of the city and near Searing & Mead=s mill, and will hereafter be a granger of Cowley County.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

We last week received from the commissioner of the department of agriculture at Washington, D. C., a package of turnip seeds, which were claimed to be something extra; we handed them to a granger friend who will sow the same and report thereon in due time.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Chief Bushyhead and Major Lyons, of the Cherokee nation, came in from that country last Thursday to see after the boomers on the strip. The Chief thoroughly investigated all matters pertaining to this nation and will do his utmost to have this boomer business settled at once. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

The cattle firm of Stewart, Hodges & Snyder has been dissolved, Mr. Stewart purchasing Hodges= interest for $10,000. Messrs. Stewart and Snyder now contemplate organizing a stock company and purchasing more cattle for their range. There is money in such a scheme, and we would like to see them succeed.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Captain T. C. Bird sold his farm east of the Walnut, last week, to Mr. M. C. Gee, of Colbrook, Ohio, for $5,000. The Captain intends to make his future home in Chautauqua County, where he is interested in cattle. He was one of our pioneer settlers and we shall be sorry to see him leave, yet wish him every success in his new home.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

The new system of water-works just put in Newton, Kansas, by our townsman, James Hill, are a declared success. The machinery was all put in under the supervision of Mr. S. Clarke, of our machine shops, and the fact of their complete success is mainly attributable to the skill and experience of the latter gentleman, who, in the matter of machinery, can hold his own with the best.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Put up hay, and put up plenty of it. You will not lose anything by so doing, for there never has been a time yet when there was not a market for hay. In another column the war department advertises for 1,500 tons, and when we take into consideration the number of cattle that will be wintered in this vicinity, it is safe to say that there will be a market for 50,000 tons of hay in this locality.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Considerable excitement was occasioned Monday evening by the north wall of the building used by Herman Godehard cracking and perceptibly sinking, which was the result of excavating for the new post office building. Fears were entertained that the wall would fall, but prompt work has so far prevented such a catastrophe. We trust no serious damage will result.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Thos. E. Berry, a member of the firm of T. E. Berry & Bros., stock raisers of Shawneetown, Indian Territory, was here Saturday looking up the opening for an elevator. He was well pleased with the location and outlook, and may return and settle with us. Mr. Berry seems to be much of a gentleman and we hope that he will conclude to go into business at this place. Udall Sentinel.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

We had the pleasure of a call from Ed. Pate, of Silver Creek, yesterday. Mr. Pate is around looking up politics and canvassing our people with a view to election as district clerk of Cowley County. The gentleman has been a resident of the county for eleven years, is a staunch Republican, and an old soldier, and in every way fitted for the office he seeks. See his announcement in another column of this issue.

ANNOUNCEMENT. We are authorized to announce the name of Ed. Pate, of Silver Creek Township, as a candidate for the office of district clerk of Cowley County, subject to the action of the Republican nominating convention.


I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county attorney, subject to the action of the Republican nominating convention. Respectfully, H. E. ASP.

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.

J. B. Tucker, of East Creswell, will be a candidate for representative from the sixty-seventh representative district, subject to the action of the Republican nominating convention.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Eli Youngheim has rented a building and will open a clothing store in Arkansas City soon. Eli=s reputation as a clothier is so wide that he will have no trouble in establishing a good trade at the Terminus. The store will likely be in charge of Joe Finkelburg. We don=t know of a better example of what industry, keen judgment, and fair dealing can do than is offered in Eli Youngheim. His advancement since starting out in Winfield has been wonderful. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Republicans of Silverdale Township will meet at Silverdale schoolhouse, Saturday evening, August 2, 1884, at 8 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of organizing a Blaine and Logan club. Speakers are invited and expected to be present. Every man who believes in protecting American labor and interests come out.

J. J. Estus,

L. J. Darnell, Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

There will be a grand barbecue on next Friday, August 1, in Johnson=s grove, in the interest of the A. M. E. Church of this city. A bountiful dinner will be furnished on the grounds for the nominal sum of eighty cents a couple. Judge Soward and other good speakers will deliver orations during the day, and at night there will be a grand festival at the opera house. The proceeds of the day=s entertainment will be devoted to building a church for the A. M. E. Society of this city. This cause is worthy of help from our citizens, and we trust our colored friends will be favored with a profitable and enjoyable season of festivity.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Cowley=s Fair.

The Cowley County Fair and Driving association will hold its second annual exhibition in Winfield next September 23rd to 27th. The association has commenced work earlier this year, and is determined to make Cowley=s fair as much a state as local affair. The premium list has just been issued, and is so arranged as to suit everybody. Special rates for the exhibitor and visitor have been obtained from all railroads entering Winfield. The gentlemen having charge of this enterprise are going at it in a business like way this year, and we feel safe in promising a most successful fair and a glorious exhibit of Cowley=s products.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

B. B. B.

BIRTHS. Bouncing baby boys, three of them, and all in one week. The first one made his appearance simultaneously with the TRAVELER last Wednesday morning, and now brings light and joy to the happy home of our friends, W. D. Mowry and wife. The little druggist has already laid claim to a share of the esteem in which his parents are held, and that he may make as many friends is our worst wish for him.

The ex-druggist, C. H. Holloway, was the next happy man, his radiant countenance on Friday morning telling the story of his delight.

E. O. Stevenson, a graduate of the TRAVELER office, says that on Saturday morning the brightest and most winning little Democrat ever born in Kansas soil came to his home, and of course none will dare dispute him.

Verily, the smile of the Lord is on Cowley.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Death in a Well.

DIED. An accident of the most heartrending nature, and resulting in the death of two well known residents of Bolton Township, transpired last Thursday afternoon. The facts as we received them from an eye-witness are, in substance, as follows.

A short time since Mr. Bristow purchased a farm about two miles south from Gueda, and upon said farm was an old-disused well, some forty-five feet deep, which it was desired to have cleaned out and fitted for use. With this object in view, Mr. Bristow and his nephew, C. W. Crank, left home on Thursday last and proceeded to the old well, which Mr. Crank at once descended and proceeded to work, but soon complained of the gas hurting his eyes and requested to be drawn up. This Mr. Bristow tried to do, but the well bucket having become lodged, he was unable to draw him up, when Crank attempted to climb the curbing; but becoming overpowered by the gas, fell back, whereupon Bristow descended by the pipe to his assistance, his wife and boy, in the meanwhile raising an alarm. It would seem that both men were overpowered by the gas, and, notwithstanding every effort, it was nearly two hours before the bodies were brought to the surface through the heroic efforts of Messrs. Willard and Tompkins, but unfortunately life was extinct. The bodies were taken to the residence of Mr. Bristow, from whence the following day they were conveyed to the Mercer Cemetery, where, in the presence of a very large assembly of friends and neighbors, they were laid to rest. The funeral obsequies of C. W. Crank were conducted by the Masons, of which fraternity he was a member, but the remains of both the unfortunate men were conducted to their last home at the same time. Mr. Crank was an unmarried man, about 30 years of age, while Mr. Bristow, aged 40, was married and leaves a wife and children to mourn his untimely taking away, and to whom is extended the deepest sympathy in their direful affliction.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

In Memorium.

At a special meeting of Cresent lodge No. 133, A. F. and A. M., held in Masonic hall, Arkansas City, on Friday, July 25, 1884, the following memorial resolutions were reported by the committee appointed, and were read and adopted.

WHEREAS, it has pleased the Supreme Grand Master of the Universe in His infinite wisdom, to remove Brother C. W. Crank from the busy scenes of our earthly lodge, to the Eternal Lodge of refreshment, joy, and peace above; therefore be it

Resolved, That we deeply feel the loss of our departed brother; and

Resolved, That we recognize in the life of our departed brother an illustration of the beautiful and pure principles of our time-honored fraternity, and the example of an honest and upright citizen.

Resolved, That while the departure of this highly esteemed brother to Athat undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns,@ has filled our hearts with anguish, we will remember that the evergreen emblem of our faith reminds us of a beautiful world beyond the cold river of death where all who here lead virtuous lives and promptly discharge their duties to God, their neighbor, and themselves, may hope at last to meet and join in everlasting songs of praise and glory to the Supreme Grand Master, who so richly bestows these heavenly blessings upon the faithful craftsmen.

Resolved, That we shall ever cherish the memory of the departed in the inmost recess of our hearts, and strive to emulate his virtues, that when our summons comes to give an account of our work, we may pass the inspection of the Grand Overseer, and be permitted to clasp hands with our brother in the eternal blessedness of heaven.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be published in the Arkansas City Traveler and copies sent to the relatives of the departed.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Arrest of the Stevens-Mills Cattle.

Complaint having been made to F. P. Schiffbauer, justice of the peace of Creswell Township, that a herd of fevered cattle were within the state, the justice notified the county attorney, who ordered Deputy Sheriff Rarick to take charge of the same and hold them until they could be inspected as provided by law in article 9, chapter 105, of the general statutes, which relates to Texas cattle.

The justice thereupon appointed C. G. Thompson, C. M. Scott, and Henry Endicott as an investigating committee, who proceeded to the east part of town, where the cattle were held, and after examination submitted the following report.


We, the undersigned board of inspectors, appointed to inspect the cattle under charge of Deputy Sheriff Rarick, as fevered cattle, held on complaint of S. C. Murphy, have to say that we proceeded to where the cattle were, and found that they were the property of W. M. Stevens, of Coffeyville, Kansas, and A. Mills, of Chetopa, Kansas, and numbered 1,020 head, that 800 of them were shipped from Mississipi in February, 1884, and 220 head were shipped from the same state in April last; that the 800 were wintered in Labette County, within this state, and all the number, 1,020, held on Russell Creek, Indian Territory, two miles below the state line; that there had been but three deaths, where held, and no cattle had died from fever in their neighborhood; that they had not been in contact with fevered cattle, and that the 25 graded bulls turned in this spring were still living in the herd; that at this time there were but six lame ones, caused, in our judgment, by driving over rough, stony ground; that at this time we could not discover any sign of fever among them, and that we recommend they be released from custody.





Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

The South Bridge.

Much complaint is being heard as to the condition of the south bridge floor, which is badly in need of repair. Our friends in Bolton Township are particularly clamorous on this subject. In this connection we will say our impression is that Bolton owns two-fifths of this bridge, and has agreed to pay two-fifths of the expense necessary to keep it in repair; but we are informed that for nearly two years Creswell Township has borne the entire burden, and that today Bolton Township owes Creswell between $300 and $400 on account of repairing the bridge. This sum, if paid, would be sufficient to place the floor in good condition once more. The interests of the two townships are identical, and they should work in harmony. It is not right for our friends across the river to expect Creswell Township to take entire charge of the bridge, simply because Arkansas City is located therein. The benefits accruing to our businessmen are certainly of no more consequence than is the convenience afforded to the farmers by a substantial bridge. We want to see this bridge kept in good order, even if our township must issue scrip therefor; but we submit that our Bolton Township friends are somewhat behind in their part of the contract, and we fear there is a too general feeling among them to let Creswell do it all.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

A successful farmer or stockman cares for his dumb brutes. If your dog=s ears are sore, look on the inside of them and see if they are not lined with wood ticks. Pick them out and put in lard and sulphur. Once in the ear the dog cannot scratch them out, hence his efforts to do so result in making his ear sore. Calves are afflicted in the same way. In Texas they are common among horses, the ticks frequently eating through the ear, cutting the muscles until the ear Alops,@ which is the cause of so many lop-eared horses from that state. You cannot be too careful of your dumb brutes.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

He Wanted the Stable.

Monday evening Bill Bull, Bill Johnson, and a few congenial spirits, filled with ardent spirits, walked into Braden=s livery stable and picked a row with F. E. Pentecost, foreman of the stable. Bull pulled a six-shooter and informed Pentecost he was going Ato take the stable.@ Before taking any action Pentecost went down street and notified the marshal, after which he returned to protect the property under his charge. As soon as Bull saw him, he called him a most offensive name and swore he could Awhip you, G__d d__n you, and stand on a dollar.@ About the time the words were out of Bull=s mouth, Pentecost struck him a right-hander square in the face, followed by another, which laid him in the dirt as suddenly as though one of the horses had caressed him with a hind hoof. Bull got up just in time to form the acquaintance of a healthy left-hander from Pentecost, which sent him rolling over a pile of lumber. After he had run two or three of his ribs against Pentecost=s boots, he concluded he didn=t want the stable, but would rather go with the marshal. Continuing his obstreperousness before Judge Kreamer, his honor fined our belligerent friend $10 for contempt, and gave him in charge of the officers until he was sober enough for trial--which resulted in his paying $17 for his fun.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

The contest at the skating rink last Friday night drew out a large crowd, who evinced much interest in the proceedings. The prize was a $10 pair of roller skates, and the contestants taken from the ladies who had learned to skate in this rink. There were about twenty at the start, but it was soon seen that the favorites were Misses Viola Bishop, Clara Bryant, and Mollie Christian between whom it seemed hard to judge. The judges, Miss Hattie Corry, Miss Maggie Sample, and Mrs. Charles Schiffbauer, finally decided that for perfect ease and grace Miss Bishop excelled; and to her the prize was awarded. Of course, the personal friends of the less successful contestants were more or less disappointed, but the general sentiment was that the decision was right and just. We understand that tonight an exhibition will be given by the second champion of Kansas, and that a bal masque will soon be held in this popular resort.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Ad. Wanted. A light spring wagon, horse, and harness, suitable for delivery. Stedman Bros.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Ad. Strayed or Stolen From Capt. Nipp=s pasture about the latter part of June, a bay Texas horse, 15 hands high; saddle marks; sore back; lame; branded on left shoulder [S over H over Bar]; five or six years old. Liberal reward for information leading to his recovery.



Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

Ad. Notice! Notice is hereby given that bids will be received until August 9, 1884, through the post office at Arkansas City, for the erection of one hundred and sixteen rods of a six-barb wire fence; said fence to be of the best Hawkeye steel wire; the fence to be built of good cedar posts seven feet long and eight feet apart; corners to be braced with the same material. Also, two sliding gates to be of four boards and six-inch pine. A. T. COOPER, Clerk of District 69.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 6, 1884.

Oklahoma Orders.

It is anticipated that there will be very lively times in Indian Territory in a few days. For some weeks past Capt. Payne, who has led a number of invasions towards Oklahoma, has been mustering his forces in Kansas. When his party numbered about 3,000 men, a good part of whom desired to become actual settlers in the Territory, he moved south into the Cherokee Strip, from Kansas. The Cherokee Indian Agent complained to the Indian department, and orders were sent by the war department to Gen. Augur, commanding the department of the Missouri, to prepare to head them off, and to remove them. Gen. Hatch was then sent to watch the movements and stop a move on Oklahoma with a part of the Ninth cavalry from Forts Sills and Supply, in addition to the four troops now in the temporary district of Oklahoma. The balance of the command were also held in reserve. Since that time final orders have been desired and some definite instructions as to when the military should remove them from the Territory. While these were being waited for, Payne=s band has been greatly increased, and he is taking steps for an advance. The order of the interior department directing that a land agent accompany the military, which was issued on Thursday, has settled matters, and the work of removal will commence at once. It is not thought Gen. Augur will wait for the land agent to arrive, but will proceed in the matter or is even doing so now. The plan that will probably be used will be the posting of proclamations in the parts of the Territory invaded, directing the invaders to be out of its limits by a certain day, and if they are not out at that time, they will be removed by force. Payne=s party talks of resistance, and a small internal war is likely to follow. Payne=s former offenses have been so little regarded by the interior departgment heretofore, that his men think that the department is inclined to believe that Payne is in the right. Inter-Ocean, 25th.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 6, 1884.


The Colonists at Rockwell Falls to be Removed by Troops.

TOPEKA, KANSAS, August 1. It is believed that the body of Oklahoma settlers will be removed by the United States troops on Monday. Gen. Hatch, of the United States army, and A. R. Greene, of the interior department, are now at Caldwell, Kansas, in consultation concerning the orders from Washington. Gen. Hatch has 900 soldiers in his command. The first move will be made on the town of Rock Falls, a few miles south of Hunnewell, Kansas. Rock Falls is a sort of general headquarters for the settlers, and contains the office of the Oklahoma War Chief newspaper. The town and newspaper will be moved outside the Indian Territory. The officers say that the orders given them shall be strictly obeyed, and that in expelling the settlers, the utmost kindness will be used consistent with the circumstances. The estimates concerning the number of people to be removed varied greatly, some putting it as low as 400. The true number will probably be about 1,500 boomers and about twenty stock ranch outfits. Some of the latter are pretty extensive. The highest estimate heard came from military sources, and raises 3,000 in all. The last issue of the War Chief is full of defiance. Force will be required to remove these people, but the position taken by the leaders of the boomers in their organ would indicate they desire this to be exercised. It is said that some 18,000, including servant girls in hotels and the easily influenced everywhere, have paid their $2.50 fee for claims, and another $2.00 fee as members of the colony. Of course, the men who have received these moneys want something more than constructive force for their own justification, but at the same time no violent opposition to the military is anticipated.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 6, 1884.

The Cattle Scare.

TOPEKA, KANSAS, Aug. 1. The recent appearance of Texas fever in Kansas, is needlessly scaring a great many cattlemen who, perhaps, imagine that a great outbreak of the disease is imminent. While it is true that a number more of the cattle in the affected herd belonging to Maj. N. A. Adams have died yesterday and today, making ninety-six in all, there is evidently no danger of the spread of the disease from these cattle, and consequently no cause for so great an alarm. It is proper to take certain precautionary measures against the further introduction of the Spanish fever from the south, where the cattle contacted it.

CHICAGO, August 2. P. P. Shelby, general passenger agent of the Union Pacific railway, telegraphs from Omaha that the infection among the Nebraska cattle was genuine Texas fever, but believes it has been completely stamped out. No new cases have been reported during the past two days. Extra precautions have been taken to prevent cattle from coming in contact with infected spots and trails.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Our old friend and subscriber, H. Dwyer, was in the city last week.

On account of warm weather, the equal suffrage meetings have been discontinued until the last week in September.

Isaac Shurtz brought a sixteen-foot stalk of corn into towy yesterday, and it wasn=t a very good day for corn either.

The Ladies= Aid society of the Methodist Church will meet with Mrs. Alexander next Friday afternoon at 2 o=clock.

Our new pharmacist, Dr. Parks, has been somewhat under the weather for several days but is now on the improve.

Mr. James Hill, who has been suffering from malaria for a week or more, is now convalescent, and will soon be among his friends again.

Miss Maudie Benedict was the recipient of a serenade from her young friends in Prof. Farringer=s Winfield band, when in our city last Friday.

Superintendent D. D. Keeler, of Kaw Agency, returned from Iowa last week, where he has been absent upon a month=s vacation visiting friends.

J. H. Hilliard has now on hand and for sale as fine a lot of horses as ever were brought to the city. They can be seen at the Fifth Avenue livery stable.

W. T. Kitchen is now lending his influence to the ever popular Leland Hotel. Pat has a happy faculty for securing all the popular hotel men at the Leland.

Mr. D. E. Keyes, of the Ruttan Ventilating and Heating Company, is in our city superintending the putting in of their apparatus in our two school buildings.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Texas fever first made its appearance last year along the State line August 6th. Stockmen are fearful of it again this year, since through Texas herds have been driven in the state.

There was a slight distubance at the colored people=s dance last Friday night, but it is in justice due to them to state that the blame thereof lies at the door of a whiskey soaked white man.

One of the best lines of pocket cutlery in the city can be seen in the show cases of Howard Brothers, where most any kind of a cutting weapon of all sizes and prices can always be purchased.

Our implement men, Benedict & Owen, have been doing a rushing business in buggies the past week. Vehicles sold by them make an elegant display on our streets these pleasant evenings.

Frank Lorry received last week a full blooded red Irish setter pup, from Dr. Adams, of Wichita. It has every appearance of being a fine animal, and Frank is to be congratulated upon securing him.

Dr. R. E. Bird, of Kaw Agency, and Wm. McCague, of Osage Agency, were in ttown several days of the past week shaking hands with their many friends and testing the sweets of life in a metropolis.

Mr. Thomas Gilbert with his wife and family left on Monday=s train for Emporia to visit friends. Before returning Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert intend to spend several weeks in Colorado. We wish them a pleasant trip.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The new Commercial block of this city is progressing finely, the joists for the third story now being put into position. It begins to give some promise of its imposing appearance when completed.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The attention of our readers is called to the card of W. Rose from which it will be seen that his boot and shoe shop is now located on East Central Avenue, opposite the Central Avenue Hotel. Give him a call.

CARD. W. ROSE, Boot & Shoe Manufacturer. Shop on Central Avenue, Opposite Central Avenue Hotel. SEWED, PEGGED, AND CEMENT WORK A SPECIALTY. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Col. R. H. Pratt, of the Carlisle Indian school, passed through the city last week en route for the Territory, whither he goes on a tour of inspection of the Indian schools. He was accompanied by Dr. Agnew, of New York.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Fred Barrett and wife, of the Chilocco Indian schools, leave tomorrow for a visit to Fred=s sheep ranch in Chautauqua County. Fred is the popular clerk at the above institution, but is fast coming into prominence as a stockman.




Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

There will be a regular, old style Methodist camp meeting, in Melville=s grove, five and one-half miles south of Winfield, commencing today and continuing until the 13th. It will be conducted by Rev. M. L. Haney, of the Illinois M. E. Conference.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The mail route between Arkansas City and South Haven has been extended to Caldwell since August 1st. The mails now leave this city on this route Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week, returning Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Sister Alexia and Sister Mary Angelina, of Mount St. Mary=s academy, at Leavenworth, are visiting in this city a few weeks with Sister Alexia=s brothers, Charles and F. P. Schiffbauer. Sister Alexia, being somewhat impaired in health, will try the virtues of Geuda Springs during her visit.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Mr. Ira Barnett will take a leave of absence next Tuesday or Wednesday, and will be gone some three or four weeks. During his absence he will leave Messrs. Uriah Spray and G. W. Herbert to look after his business, and farmers having hogs to dispose of will do well to consult them.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Political Speaking. There will be a political meeting held at Geuda Springs next Thursday evening at which Judge S. R. Peters and Judge Mase, of Newton, will deliver addresses. A big time will be had, and a cordial invitation to be present and participate is extended to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

We received a pleasant call from W. J. Willard, of the Geuda Springs News last week. We have much pleasure in exchanging with the News.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Mr. S. F. Davis, living on the J. W. Brown place west of the Arkansas, last week left at the TRAVELER office some luscious peaches, the best of the season, for which he has our thanks.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The Dexter Eye came out last week against H. E. Asp, but it did not fail to secure $5 from Mr. Asp as an announcement fee before doing so. This is one way to do, and doubtless is consistent with the Eye=s ideas of fair dealing with candidates, but we hardly think such a course will be endorsed by the people of Dexter.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

ANNOUNCEMENTS. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county attorney, subject to the action of the Republican nominating convention. Respectfully, H. E. ASP.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Youngheim & Co. take up considerable of our space this week, and thus force us to cut down in reading matter. This firm is indebted to just one thing for its success--strict adherence to the rules of integrity in all dealings. Mr. Finkleburg, the manager at this place, is a most able second to Eli, and will soon win his way among the farmers. Their stock is all new, and will be sold at the lowest prices.

AD. New Store. New Goods. New Firm. YOUNGHEIM & CO.

Extend a greeting to the citizens of Arkansas City and surrounding country. We have opened an ENTIRE NEW STOCK -OF- GENTS= FURNISHING GOODS, HATS AND CAPS! And as nice a line for as little money ever shown here or anywhere. We politely ask you to CALL AND SEE US, and assure you that by strict attention to your wants and kind treatment you will receive of us, you will have no cause to regret having us in your midst. Respectfully yours, YOUNGHEIM & CO., FIRST DOOR NORTH OF PERRY HOUSE.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

A post office has been established at Sacred Heart Mission, called AOsmit,@ with our old time friend, King Berry, postmaster. Heretofore the mail matter for the Mission has been sent from a neighboring office, but the increased matter required a regular service. Mr. Berry is also trader at Osmit, and has been some time working for the establishment of the mail line, and now that his untiring efforts are crowned with success, he deserves no little credit from the patrons of the new office. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The Republicans of East and West Bolton Townnship are requested to meet in joint caucus at the Bland schoolhouse on Wednesday, August 20, at 2:30 p.m., for the purpose of choosing delegates and alternates to the county convention at Winfield on Saturday, August 23; also to choose delegates and alternates to the 67th representative convention, and to elect a member of the central committee. The representation will be the same from each precinct as in the last county convention. J. D. GUTHRIE, Chairman.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The announcement of Albert P. Johnson as a candidate for the office of county attorney appears in this issue. The gentleman is a member of the firm of McDermott & Johnson, attorneys of Winfield, and has been well and favorably known throughout the county for several years past. He is in every way qualified for the office, both by education and experience, is a staunch Republican, a temperance man, and in the event of his securing the nomination would be elected by the usual Republic majority, and would doubtless discharge the duties of the office with profit to the county and credit to himself.

ANNOUNCEMENTS. I am a candidate for county attorney, subject to the decision of the Republican county convention to be held at Winfield, Saturday, August 23. ALBERT P. JOHNSON.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The mayor requests us to announce to the parties who are so clamorous for cleaner streets that at present he and his force are very much handicapped in their work by the indifference of many citizens. By a recent ruling in court, it would seem that a city of the third class has no power by law to force the cooperation of citizens in matters pertaining to the city=s interests, and without the people=s aid, little can be expected. If a citizen has not enough enterprise to clean away the rubbish from his own premises, or pay to have it done, dirt will certainly accumulate, and the city authorities are not to blame. With our city once incorporated as a city of the second class, we are assured of a radical and practical reform, to which we say amen.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

A meeting of the farmers of Creswell Township was held at Parker schoolhouse last Friday evening, August 1, for the purpose of protecting the stock and general interests of this section. It was unanimously the sense of the meeting that Bolton and Silverdale Townships be requested to join the farmers of Creswell in preventing any diseased or through cattle from passing these townships. The following resolutions were read and adopted.

Resolved, That we, citizens of Creswell Township, unite in prosecuting to the full extent of the law any person or persons driving, or attempting to drive, any southern or diseased stock through our township.

Resolved, That we solicit the cooperation of adjoining townships in this work, believing it to be of paramount interest to every farmer and stock grower.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The Winfield Courier in an able article last week proves conclusively that the immense populations of Wellington and Wichita have mostly sprung from the vivid imaginations of their census takers. We have no doubt that Winfield=s assessor did that city in justice, which will be shown in due time. The Courier=s point as to the intelligence of Cowley=s citizens is well taken, and we agree with Brother Millington that such a class of people is infinitely preferable to the rabble that swell the lists of Sumner and Sedgwick counties= monstrosities. That our population is fully 3,000 is showwn by the census just completed, and we cheerfully accord to our county seat all the Courier claims, 4,750. Our county and cities are growing too large, and are too prosperous, to admit of the petty bickerings so common a few years ago.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Obituary. DIED. At her residence, in Manitou Park, Colorado, on Saturday, August 2nd, 1884, at 3 o=clock p.m., Anna, wife of E. Baldwin, of dropsy, after an illness of several weeks, in the 46th year of her age. The remains were brought to this city on Monday last by the sorrowing husband and Mrs. Fisher, a friend of the deceased, and on Tuesday, August 5, 1884, were consigned to their last resting place in the Parker Cememtery in the presence of a large number of sorrowing friends and neighbors of former years. The religious services were conducted by H. D. Gans, her former pastor in the Christian Church, of which denomination she had been an active and consistent member for many years. Mr. Baldwin was for several years a resident of this section, and his many friends feel deeply with him in his sorrow and bereavement.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The Barbecue.

The barbecue and festival given by the colored people in this city last Friday was numerously attended and a most enjoyable time was apparently had. The tables were loaded with all kinds of toothsome viands, and after dinner short speeches were made by Col. T. H. Soward, of Winfield, and Rev. Fleming and Amos Walton, which were duly appreciated. Prof. Farringer=s band, from Winfield, were in atteendance and discoursed elegant music. The weather was decidedly propitious and, everything considered, the affair was a success and reflected much credit upon the part of the management.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

A Card. The members of the A. M. E. Church, of this city, desire to express their sincere thanks to the citizens of the city and vicinity, for the efforts so kindly made by them towards making the barbecue and festival of last week the success it was. Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

Council met in regular session last Monday, August 4. Present: F. P. Schiffbauer, mayor; C. G. Thompson, T. Fairclo, and A. A. Davis.

Bills to the amount of $303.87 were presented and allowed, and bill of Frank Wallace for $8.10 was referred.

C. G. Thompson was authorized to expend $15 for enlarging the windows in the calaboose, and the mayor was authorized to purchase two balls and chains for the use of prisoners.

Adjourned to Monday night, August 11.

The following reports were received and placed on file.


Balance on hand at last report: $1,004.72

Received from W. D. Kreamer: 8.00

From county treasurer (taxes): 370.00

From Co. Treasurer bond fund: 480.00

From sinking fund: 1.35

From sidewalk fund: 495.71

Collection of water rent: 225.35

From licenses: 80.27

Licenses issued last month: 35.00



Scrip Issued and not paid: $12.00

Dry tax issued and not paid: $3.00





To balance report of July 8: $1,006.72

Cash received from tax fund: 370.00

From sidewalk fund: 495.71

Occupation tax and water rent: 485.12

Old scrip redeemed: $882.35

New scrip redeemed: 345.61

Balance: $999.59

Cash paid by Co. Treasurer (balance forwarded) $480.00

Same sinking fund: 1.35


C. R. SIPES, Treasurer.



I herewith submit my report of the amount of water tax collected up to August 2, 1884.

Chicago Lumber Co. $5.00

George Hazel [Must mean Hasie] $10.00

E. D. Eddy $3.75

Fairclo Brothers $20.00

Ed. Grady $3.33

George Childers $5.00

H. Godehard $1.25

O. Stevenson $5.00

Stedman Bros. $4.40

E. F. Shindel $5.00

J. B. Nipp $5.00

L. H. Braden $20.00

William Gibby $5.00

Samuel Burress $2.20

Charles Hutchins $2.20

W. E. Gooch $5.00

H. D. Kellogg $2.15

J. A. McIntire $20.00

Pentecost & Lyman $14.00

A. W. Patterson $10.00

Stage company $5.00

F. A. Chambers $5.00

Charles Bryant $6.25

John Love $5.00

J. H. Hilliard $20.00

Hoskins & Neal $5.00

Thompson & Woodin $20.00

A. B. DeBruce $4.75

O. P. Houghton $11.00

W. G. Miller $6.75

TOTAL: $253.18

Ten percent for collection: $25.31

BALANCE: $227,85

Paid City Treasurer: 225.85


The police judge reports $51 as the amount of fines assessed during last month, and $46.50 as amount collected.

The special census taker, B. C. Lindsay, reports the population of Arkansas City at 3,004.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

A Shooting Affray.

An unfortunate shooting affray occurred last Saturday afternoon on the range of T. J. Gilbert & Co., whose headquarters are about twelve miles from this city. Gilbert & Co. have just received a large bunch of cattle from a Mr. Mackey, who drove them through from Texas. It seems that Mackey was accompanied on the drive by Mr. Holloway, one of the firm of Gilbert & Co., and that they had had several quarrels on the route, of the merits of which we know nothing. In the settlement, however, Mackey claimed he was worsted in some way, for which he blamed Holloway, and on last Saturday proceeded to hunt him up for the purpose of having a row. Mr. Holloway was setting at dinner when Mackey came in the house and commenced the row by shooting. He emptied two revolvers, but was so excited that his aim was wild, resulting in no harm. He then proceeded to use a Winchester, but this was wrested away from him by Seth Holloway, a nephew of the senior Holloway, and placed in a wagon. Mr. Mackey=s two companions promised that there would be no more shooting. Mackey soon got possession of the gun, however, and discharged it, the ball lodging in Seth Holloway=s left leg, just below the knee. Mackey and his friends then made their escape, and the wounded man was brought to this city, where under the care of Dr. Westfall, he is rapidly improving. Mackey has not yet been found, but his comrades are now under arrest.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Smash Up. The west-bound accommodation train on the Southern Kansas railroad was wrecked last Saturday, at 3 o=clock, between Grand Summit and Cambridge, twenty-five miles east of Winfield. The front axle of the coach gave way, throwing the car on its side, and it was dragged some distance in that position before a halt could be made. The coach was crowded and scarcely a passenger escaped injury, while some were seriously hurt. One woman was expected to die when left. Physicians were procured and the wounded cared for until the west-bound passenger train pulled them up at 9 o=clock that morning. Our townsman, Mr. Kloph, was on the train, but luckily escaped with nothing more serious than several bruises.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

A Card. Editor Traveler: Will you please correct a statement supposed to have been made through the instigation of Wilson Campbell or his friends? His wife will prove herself a virtuous woman at the proper time--at the district court, by Mrs. Shoemaker and three other ladies, who were with her during her stay in the Territory. She was only absent fourteen days, instead of two months, as reported, and her entire family, with the exception of her so-called husband, was with her. Respectfully. WM. KAY.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Ad. UP TO SNUFF. Frank Engleman, the Snuffine Man, wrote to SHINDEL, THE DRUGGIST, that a supply of his celebrated article had been sent him.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Ad. Lost. On the road between Arkansas City and Winfield, on Friday, August 1, 1884, an account book containing notes, a chattel mortgage, and other papers of no value to any but the owner. A liberal reward will be paid for the return of same to JAS. B. NIPP, Winfield, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Ad. Lost Dog. Lost one day last week in Bolton Township, a one-year-old Irish setter dog. Had leather strap on neck. A reward will be paid for its return to M. B. VAWTER, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

Ad. For Sale or Trade, One Weir self lifting sulky plow; has been run about one month. It is in good repair. Will sell cheap for cash or will trade for hay or corn. Enquire of Geo. E. Coonrod, over Atwoods= grocery house.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 13, 1884.

A. T. & S. F. Statement.

BOSTON, Aug. 4. The statement of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad company shows the gross eanings for June to be $1,254,029; operating expenses, exclusive of taxes, $801,534; net earnings, $452,405. For the six months ended with June, 1884, the gross earnings were $7,646,815; operating expenses, $4,110,873; net earnings, $3,585,940.

At a meeting of the Mexican Central railway directors today, the resignation of President Nickerson was formally presented, and the thanks of the company voted him. Nickerson responded.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 13, 1884.

Bounced Boomers.

On Wednesday morning, August 6, Gen. Hatch, in company with Adjutant General Finley and Inspector Green, of the Interior department, visited Payne=s camp at Rock Falls, and after reading the president=s proclamation to him and his assembled followers, directed them to leave the Territory before the next morning, or they would be ejected. This took place in a small board shanty occupied by the Oklahoma Chief newspaper, the forms of which were being made up at the time.

Payne attempted to discuss the legal aspects of the case, but soon became angry and very abusive in his language, calling all the officers of the government, from the highest to the lowest, a pack of damned thieves. Cooper, the editor, chimed in with vituperation and threats. Failing to provoke the officers into a quarrel, Payne said he had a valise full of money and would give one thousand dollars to be tried by a United States court, and, in order to assure the officers of a case against him, he would, then and there, sell them liquor or cigars without license or permit. He urged the officers to dine with him and offered them plenty of liquor if they would do so. By this time a large crowd had assembled from the tents and shanties along the river, and the officers again admonished them to leave and not return. The only reply was a torrent of abusive epithets that cannot be published. The officers then returned to camp ten miles distant.

Early the next morning two squadrons of the Ninth United States cavalry, commanded by Capt. Moore, appeared in the boomers= camp, and under direction of Indian Agent Rogers, arrested the whole community, and took charge of the printing office. All the women, children, and men who were first offenders, were escorted to the Kansas line, together with their personal property. Six old offenders, named as follows, D. L. Payne, J. B. Cooper, D. G. Greathouse, T. W. Eclebarger, John McGrew, and S. L. Mosley, were loaded into a six-mule team and started under escort of Lieut. Jackson and fifteen men, for Fort Smith, Arkansas, three hundred miles distant. The paper was ready to go to press, and upon inquiry a number of printers were found in command who soon printed an edition of one hundred copies. The press was then carefully packed and loaded into a wagon, and started under an escort for Muskogee, Indian Territory, it being confiscated property and, under the law, unreplevinable. The printing office and other buildings, including the boarding houses, a drug store, cigar store and restaurant, and some cheap dwellings, were then burned to the ground, and the last vestige of Rock Falls had disappeared.

Payne threatened to cut the throat of the first man who attempted to arrest him; but one colored soldier marched him about the camp for an hour. Payne has lost whatever prestige he may have had heretofore with the thinking class of the community. He has been on a drunken debauch for a week, and was too drunk last night to attend a conference of the squatters after Gen. Hatch left Rock Falls. The poor deluded squatters realize that they have paid him many thousands of dollars without any equivalent.


The number ejected from this camp was about two hundred and fifty people. A large crowd of citizens were present from Hunnewell as spectators, and heartily approved the course adopted to rid the Territory of the intruders. It is believed this will cure the boomers of trying to force a settlement on the Indian lands. Other detachments have been sent to the remaining settlements, who will in like manner arrest the ringleaders and take them to Fort Smith.



AIt is undeniable that the law is violated all over the state to a greater or less extent, and that in Arkansas City, always a stronghold of temperance, a great deal of beer and whiskey is sold. Our Democratic opponents point to this fact, and say that prohibition is a failure; and they charge the Republicans with double-dealing in this matter, and with losing their interest in the cause. . . .@


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Frank Hess is expected home this week.

Oklahoma and Rock Falls stock had a tumble last week.

Who will be the next lucky man to start a blind tiger?

A train of Kiowa Indians were in town yesterday, coming up after flour.

Mr. E. Baldwin and Mrs. Blake returned to their Colorado home last Monday.

Mr. Hostetler, of Pleasant Valley, had a lot of fine-graded greyhound pups in town last Saturday.

Prof. E. P. Hickoks, of Winfield, will preach in Highland hall next Sunday morning at 11 o=clock.

Jerry Adams returned this week from an extended trip through Illinois, Wisconsin, and Colorado.

Four very good Democrats took a ride to Winfield last Saturday night. They went with the sheriff.

Stock in the woolen mills will be worth an advance of twenty-five cents as soon as work is commenced.

Messrs. Newman and Matlack left for New York last Monday, to lay in a supply of fall and winter goods.

Three owners of blooded horses contributed $3.15 each to the city yesterday, for alleged fast driving last week.

The probable actions of our next grand jury are already arousing considerable interest among Gov. Glick=s parasites in this county.

N. McCague, with Bullene & Co., Lawrence, is taking a vacation with the families of J. N. Florer and D. T. Finney at Kaw Agency.

DIED. Died, in this city, on Saturday last, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Hackleman, of lung fever. The funeral took place the following day.

Edward Neil and family of Montgomery County, Illinois, came into the land of promise and plenty last week, and will hereafter remain here.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

The parties implicated in the Holloway-Mackey shooting were bound over to Commissioner Webb to appear for trial on next Friday, the 15th.

Miss Eva Berkey, of Winfield, will preside over our telephone system for a few weeks, during the absence of Miss Etta Barnett, who takes a vacation.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

The report that Milt Bennett, treasurer of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association, had failed is pronounced absolutely false and without any foundation.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

A town cannot live alone on agriculture. It requires manufacturing industries to build up a city permanently. Therefore, see to it that we secure the woolen mills.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Mr. Lindsay, our census taker, reports 807 school children in this district. He also says that over thirty families have come in since the 1st of August. Still we boom.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

A stranger in town this week said he had spent three months in traveling over Kansas, and in no city had he seen anything approaching the Commercial block in this city.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Rev. W. H. H. Harris last week sold two hundred hogs to Ira Barnett, realizing therefor the sum of $2,599.91. The hog is not a very esthetic brute, but he is a powerful producer of money.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

A. H. Broadwell, of Pleasant Valley, was in the city Monday. He now has seventy acres all ready for wheat planting, and eighty acres of as fine corn as anyone could wish.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

The Republican primaries will be held in this city next Saturday, in I. H. Bonsall=s office, beginning at 4 o=clock p.m., and closing at 6. This township is entitled to ten delegates.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Caldwell=s anti-prohibitionists use coal oil cans, and thus march along the streets in broad day, with a quart of beer or a pint of whiskey, hoodwinking the dear people to perfection.





Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Mr. Myers, of Canton, Ohio, was in the city Monday. He has been making a tour of Kansas, and says he has seen nothing in the way of enterprise that compares favorably with Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

A woolen mill, such as Messrs. Sanborn and Gordon propose to erect on our canal, would give employment to forty men at the start. Think of it, friends, and do what you can to aid in this good work.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Owing to the immense business which the A. T. & S. F. Railway is called upon to handle and the consequent scarcity of cars, the limit rule is being rigidly enforced. All cars in process of loading held over twenty-four hours will be charged $3.00 per day demurrage.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Everyone engaged in sheep raising should make it a point to attend the meeting at the Opera house next Saturday. A woolen mill is something this country needs and can ably supprt. Come in and talk if over. It can=t do you any harm, and it may do you a great deal of good.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Our popular liveryman, J. H. Hilliard, of the Fifth Avenue stable, comes out in an Aad@ this week and also calls attention to the fact that he has a lot of fine horses and mules for sale.

Ad. Horses for Sale. Six head of horses and one span No. 1 mules at Fifth Avenue stable, Arkansas City. J. H. HILLIARD.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Under the management of Mr. J. A. McIntyre, the Perry house has increased in popularity. As stated in the advertisement in this issue, he has the best of sample rooms, which with the attention paid to customers, is the secret of his success.

AD. PERRY HOUSE. J. A. McINTYRE, Proprietor. Arkansas City, Kansas. The Best of Sample Rooms. Special attention given to Commercial and Stockmen.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Mr. T. C. Butts, of the Emporia News, came down to view the future great yesterday. He thinks we have the prettiest city in Kansas, and in acknowledging the compliment, we can with equal truth say that he is connected with the best newspaper in Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Harry Adams is having a picnic, and the way he is selling harness during Theoron Houghton=s absence makes one believe that he wants to close out everything regardless while the boss is gone. Harry says he can afford to sell cheaper than the boss can.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Payne swore he would cut the throat of the first man who attempted to arrest him, but as soon as a negro told him to Ahold up your hands,@ the cowardly braggart marched around in sight of his followers, among whom there were Anone so poor to do him reverence.@


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Ira Barnett left for Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday, where he will attend the Iowa state fair, after which he will visit relatives throughout the state. He is accompanied by his daughter, Etta. During his absence Uriah Spray and G. W. Herbert will look after his hog-buying business.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Hutchison & Sons have shown their enterprise, and established their claims to a liberal patronage, by shipping in creamery butter from Newton, Kansas, during the past few weeks when butter has been a scarcity. This action speaks well for them, and will surely bring its reward in increased patronage.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Our readers will please note the change in the Chicago Lumber company=s advertisement. Mr. Schofield, who has been with us several weeks, is a live, go-ahead businessman, ably qualified to look after the company=s interests. And then Mr. Schofield shoots the same way now as from 1861 to 1865, when he was hunting rebels in southern marshes.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

To parties wishing to attend the Kansas state fair, held at Topeka, September 8 to 13, 1884, the A. T. & S. F. Railway will sell tickets from Arkansas City to Topeka and return at $4.75, including one admission to the fair, for the round trip. Sale commences Sept. 6, discontinues Sept. 12. Tickets to be used on or before Sept. 15, 1884. O. INGERSOLL, Agent.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Republican Primary Election. Republicans of Silverdale Township will hold a primary election at the usual place of voting on August 16, 1884, at 4 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of electing delegates to the county convention to be held at Winfield, August 23, and to transact other business. It is desired that a full attendance be present. L. J. DARNELL, Chairman of Township Committee.




Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Among the very first settlers and businesmen of Arkansas City was O. P. Houghton, and none has kept the confidence of the people more thoroughly than he. By reference to our advertisements, it will be seen that he is now conducting the old reliable AGreen Front@ alone, Mr. Kirkpatrick having retired. O. P. has a mammoth fall and winter stock on the way, and will make liberal discounts from regular prices to thin out his present stock.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

District Convention. The Republican voters of the sixty-seventh representative district are hereby notified that a delegate convention will be held in Arkansas City on Saturday, August 30, in the office of I. H. Bonsall, at 2 p.m. It is requested that the respective townships elect their delegates on Saturday, August 16. Townships are entitled to the same representation as in the county convention.

H. W. MARSH, Chairman.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Capt. Tansey=s announcement appears in this issue. He is a candidate for district clerk, and we are really glad to say that his prospects for the nomination are very good. Mr. Tansey is an old resident of Cowley, has always worked for the interests of those who have enjoyed the sweets of office ever since the county was organized, and it is fit that he should now be recognized. He will make an efficient officer, if nominated, and it will not be the fault of his friends if he is not successful.

ANNOUNCEMENTS. We are authorized to announce the name of Captain Tansey for the office of district clerk of Cowley County, subject to the action of the Republican county convention.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

The Republicans of East and West Bolton Township are requested to meet in joint caucus at the Bland schoolhouse on Wednesday, August 20, at 2:30 p.m., for the purpose of choosing delegates and alternates to the county convention at Winfield on Saturday, August 23; also to choose delegates and alternates to the 67th representative convention, and to elect a member of the central committee. The representation will be the same from each precinct as in the last county convention.

J. D. GUTHRIE, Chairman.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Last Saturday night Sheriff McIntire arrested E. C. Mason and one Barcaw, his partner, for selling liquor in the billiard room at the north end of Summit Street, and Hayes Love and Ben Dixon for running what is known as a Ablind tiger@ in the old Childers building. The parties were taken to Winfield, but gave bond and were released. On Monday Barcaw plead guilty and was fined $100 and costs. The trial of the others comes off today.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Our young friend, E. L. Kingsbury, last Saturday, received notice that he would be appointed receiver and forwarder of government freight at this point. This is a good appointment. Ed=s work at the depot has made him perfectly familiar with the work, and he is in every way the man for the place. This is another pill for Caldwell to swallow, as this business has heretofore gone to that cowboy=s paradise, and the agent, Mr. Covington, tried hard to keep it there. We are glad to see the government becoming respectable in these matters.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

The many friends of Abner Christy met at his house to surprise him on his thirty-ninth birthday, last Saturday, August 9, which they did in good style, with well filled baskets. There were present some eighty-five or ninety persons, who presented him with a nice arm chair to smooth his path along life=s journey. The tables were spread with dainties too numerous to mention, to which they did ample justice. After a pleasant chat and general social time, all went home, feeling as though it were good to be there. ONE AMONG MANY.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.


Another Enterprise Proposed for Arkansas City.

Last Thursday Messrs. E. E. Sanborn, of St. Marys, Ohio, and

J. H. Gordon, of Brookfield, Missouri, called on the TRAVELER office in charge of our farmer friend, L. Holcombe. These gentlemen are old woolen mill operators, and have for some time contemplated moving into the great state of Kansas. Through friends in this section, the advantages of our water power were presented to them; hence their visit last week. After looking at the canal and taking a ride throughout the surrounding country, Messrs. Sanborn and Gordon were of the opinion that such an enterprise would be a paying one from the start, and submitted a proposition to our citizens. Their plan is to erect a two-story stone building, 80 x 60, and a one-story building 30 x 40. To this expense will be added that of machinery, about $10,000. They propose that a stock company be organized with a capital of $10,000, and if the city and country will furnish $17,000 of this amount, they will supply the balance and enter into the work by the first of next January.

This is undoubtedly a good thing for this section of the country. Next to the water power itself, it is the most important enterprise yet submitted to our people. It will be the first genuine step toward making this a manufacturing center. But it cannot be obtained without work, and united work. It is a business that should interest many farmers and all sheep raisers, and we are glad to state that already some of the farmers are taking hold of it, seemingly determined to do all they can toward securing the mills. Messrs. Sanborn and Gordon are not mere capitalists. They are hard-working mill men whose lives have been spent in the various branches of this industry. They will put all of their own money and time in this enterprise if sufficient encouragement is given by our community. We trust this will be done, and urge a full attendance of citizens and farmers at the meeting next Saturday afternoon in the opera house, which has been called by a few farmer friends anxious to see this enterprise carried to a successful issue.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.


Distressing Accident on the Santa Fe.

A most horrible accident occurred yesterday noon, as the Santa Fe express was nearing this city, resulting in the instant death of a man, who has but lately come to this county. He had walked out to the rear platform of the first coach, just after the whistle sounded, and was standing there looking at the surrounding country, when his hat blew off. Thinking the train had slacked up sufficiently, he jumped off after his hat, but his coat catching in some way, the unfortunate man was thrown violently to the ground, the car wheel striking him just over and behind the left ear. Death was instantaneous, the entire back part of his head being crushed open. A crowd soon gathered but could do nothing beyond lifting the poor man out of the mass of blood and brains, scattered about him, and cover him from the burning rays of the noonday sun.

Investigation proves that the dead man is Ed. Bradley, son of

P. M. Bradley, who recently purchased the Hawkins farm east of the Walnut. The Bradleys came here last spring from Iowa, and have cattle interests in the western part of Kansas, where it is supposed the dead man had been on a visit. A postal card was found on the deceased directed to AEd. Bradley, Arkansas City,@ from Barber County, Kansas, and signed by one Ben Lasswell.

Deceased was a man apparently 25 years old, about five feet ten inches in height, with dark hair and moustache. He leaves a wife and child, who have the sympathy of all in their terrible affliction.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

The AUniversal Self-Coupler.@

AA model of a new car coupler was being exhibited in the railroad offices yesterday. It is a self-coupler, and has a lever on top and at the ends of a car, thus rendering it unnecessary to go between the cars. Dr. A. J. Chapel, of Arkansas City, is the inventor. Kansas City Journal.

By the same mail bringing the paper with the above notice came a letter to Dr. Chapel from W. A. Follette, now connected with the White Line company, saying that all the railroad men who had seen the doctor=s model were most favorably impressed with its workings. Mr. Bullock, general agent of the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia road, was very enthusiastic and said, AI think Dr. Chapel has hit it exactly this time.@ We congratulate the doctor on his good prospects, and trust that he may realize handsomely on his invention.




Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Busted Oklahomaites.

Elsewhere will be seen an account of Payne=s ejectment from the Indian Territory. This event has been expected by all who have retained a moderately tight grip on their reason, and whose eyesight has been clear enough to see through Payne and his scheme. Our sympathies are extended to the honest poor men and women who have allowed themselves to be hoodwinked by this whiskey-soaked deadbeat and a few fellow-bummers, but for the ring leaders in this swindle we only wish that the government, in defining their course as an offense, had prescribed a sufficient penalty. Payne has made thousands of dollars out of this business, but his poor dupes have lost everything. If a friendly bullet should happen to penetrate Payne=s head, it would save a great many worthy people from unnecessary loss.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Obituary. DIED. Died, at her residence, in Manitou Park, Colorado, on Saturday, August 2, 1884, at 8 o=clock p.m., Anna, wife of E. Baldwin, of peritonitis, after an illness of several weeks, in the 46th year of her age. The remains were brought to this city on Monday last by the sorrowing husband and Mrs. Blake, a friend of the deceased, and on Tuesday, August 5, 1884, were consigned to their last resting place in the Parker Cemetery in the presence of a large number of sorrowing friends and neighbors of former years. The religious services were conducted by H. D. Gans, her former pastor in the Christian Church, of which denomination she had been an active and consistent member for many years. Mr. Baldwin had been for several years a resident of this section, and his many friends feel deeply with him in his sorrow and bereavement.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

To the Farmers of Creswell, Silverdale, and Bolton.

Recognizing the great importance of a woolen mill in our vicinity, and believing that such an enterprise is made possible by the hearty cooperation of those most nearly interested, we urge all farmers engaged in sheep raising and others having the best interests of Cowley at heart, to meet in Arkansas City next Saturday, August 16, at 2 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of taking such action as we can looking toward securing such an institution. Highland hall has been offered us, where the meeting will be held. Let all come in and talk over this important matter. By a little earnest work we can have a market for our wool at our own doors. MANY FARMERS.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

A man giving his name as W. H. Lane, and undoubtedly insane, was brought into town last Friday and delivered over to Deputy Sheriff Rarick. He says he is a bridge carpenter, and that his home is in Alamoso, Colorado, where his wife, Lizzie Lane, now lives. Capt. Rarick took the unfortunate man to Winfield Friday night and left him in jail.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Ad. Benedict & Owen can suit anybody in want of a good BUGGY or SPRING WAGON.

Ad. Benedict & Owen don=t mean to be behind the times. They have just received a full car load of the celebrated Wilmington Buggies and Waterloo Spring Wagons.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.

Ad. A car load of Blaine and Logan Hats just received by Youngheim & Co.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 20, 1884.

The paper started to print now and then APatent News.@ A member of the list of patents issued by citizens of Kansas for the week ending August 12, 1884, compiled by Steele & Co., patent lawyers and solicitors at Washington, D. C., was the following.

Plowshare tongs: G. U. Sabastian, Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Major Miles, of Osage Agency, was in the city last week.

I. H. Bonsall returned from his trip to Cincinnati yesterday.

Capt. Nipp is a whole team when it comes to election work.

Bolton holds its primary today. There should be a full attendance.

Tom Berry, of Wellington, was in the city Monday, looking with surprise at our boom.

Fred Barrett and wife returned from their trip to Chautauqua County on Monday of this week.

Mr. Bell, of Columbus, Ohio, was in the city last week upon a visit to his sister, Mrs. T. C. Bird.

Miss Eva Woodin will go to Pawnee Agency about September 1, as a teacher in the agency school.

Scott & Topliff last week purchased N. T. Snyder=s large bay horse, APedro,@ at a cost of about $600.

C. M. Scott returned from Caldwell last week with 174 horses and mares for his ranch on Otter Creek.

The north store room of the Commercial block has been rented to a Wellington firm, who intend to swell our boom.

Prof. L. D. Davis, superintendent of the Pawnee schools, has been spending several days of his vacation in our town.

Mrs. Alloways and her daughter, Miss Mamie Hendricks, of Decatur, Illinois, are in the city visiting with Mrs. Frank Beall.

A dentist from Junction City, Kansas, was in the city last week. He says we do three times the business of his own town.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

There were 50,000 cattle at Dodge City, last week, on the market. Good yearlings were held at $14, with a prospect of falling lower.

DIED. In Bolton Township, August 18, an infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Conway. The funeral was held at the Bolton Cemetery.

Mr. A. P. Johnson bids fair to meet his death at the hands of his friends. Personal abuse will never win friends for any man=s cause.

If the Dexter Eye does as good work for Henry Asp in the western part of the county as it did in Arkansas City, he will be nominated by acclamation.

Frank Hess returned last Wednesday from his trip to Sunny Philadelphia. The Quaker city evidently agrees with Frank, as he is much improved by the trip.

Mrs. H. O. Meigs and two daughters from Anthony, are domiciled in one of Dr. Perry=s cottages and are an acquisition to our society.

Geuda Springs News.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Mr. Thos. Cain, of Versailles, Ohio, is in our city and has concluded to take up his residence permanently with us, and with that view will shortly return for his family.

Mr. DeWitt, of Ohio, has been looking this country over with a view to settlement. He has taken the first step toward securing a residence here by subscribing for the TRAVELER.

Four Galloway bulls were received here Monday night, their destination being Kaw Agency, for use in the government herd. Superintendent Keeler left yesterday with his pets.

BIRTH. John Neuman now gets up three or four times a night and howls, ADu bist verruckt mein kind.@ It happened last Friday night, and John says there isn=t a finer boy in the state.

Eddy, the pioneer druggist, received a new set of scales throughout last Saturday. His prescription scales are the finest yet brought into this county, and will register to a hair=s weight.

John A. Scott, of West Bolton, had four head of stock killed during Monday=s storm. The lightning struck a wire fence some 150 rods from where the cattle stood, but ran along the wire to them with the above result.

Cowley County has one of the best and most active sheriffs to be found in the state. His action in suppressing the whiskey dens at Arkansas City wins for him many laurels. We hope he will continue in the good work. Cambridge News.

Geo. Wright will leave for Kansas City in about three weeks to attend the medical school in that city this fall and winter. Next year George will attend the St. Louis medical college, and with his ability will soon be a full fledged physician.

A married woman of this city recently became enamored of a man outside the family and eloped with him. Last Sunday Sheriff McIntire captured the amorous couple at Cambridge, this county, and brought them to Winfield, where they put up at the popular resort presided over by George.



Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Superintendent Hadley, of the Chilocco schools, we understand, has sent in his resignation. We will be sorry to lose Mr. Hadley from this vicinity, as he is a most accommodating and agreeable gentleman, in addition to being a good man for his place.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

The house of Mr. T. Scott, in West Bolton, was burned to the ground last Monday forenoon, together with most of the household furniture, etc. The fire is supposed to have caught from the stove pipe.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Miss Mollie Wilson has been appointed manager of the Western Union telegraph office in this city, and will hereafter have charge of that brancy of business at the depot. The young lady is capable and accommodating, and will not fail to give good satisfaction.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Card of Thanks. The ladies of the Baptist Church, of Arkansas City, desire to tender their thanks to those young ladies who so kindly assisted in the work of preparation for and at their social on the 5th instant, thus materially helping to make the same a success.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Captain C. M. Scott, of Arkansas City, came over last Friday and purchased one hundred good mares of Dick Edwards. On Saturday he sold fifty of them and bought one hundred more from the same bunch. He takes a turn at the horse market once in awhile, and always comes out on top. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Hunnewell=s civilization came to the front last Tuesday night when the marshal and his assistant were shot by two drunken cowboys. Scotten, the assistant, was probably fatally wounded, the ball passing through his neck, while the marshal=s injuries are not so serious. The names of the cowboys are Halsell and Barfoot. Both of them escaped.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will hold an ice cream, cake, and coffee festival and social at the Highland hall on Friday evening of this week. Arrangements have been made for good music, and a good time generally. The young ladies of the congregation and committee will be present to wait upon the tables. They will not wear Blaine and Cleveland hats.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

An institute will be held in the Chilocco industrial school, south of this city, commencing tomorrow evening, August 21, and closing Monday evening, August 25th. Circulars have been sent to all superintendents and teachers throughout the Territory, requesting their presence. The object is to thoroughly canvass the Indian school interests in the Territory. Major Haworth is expected to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

A gentleman by the name of D. W. Morris, from Kansas City, last Saturday rented one half of the middle room in the Highland hall block, in which he will put a complete stock of jewelry and all that pertains to that line. He has also procured a house for his family and will immediately move here and commence business. His actions savor of enterprise, which guarantees him a hearty welcome and generous patronage.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Every citizen is interested in a county fair, whether having articles or animals to exhibit or not. The fair shows the energy, grit, and public spirit of the people, and the visitors judge the county by what they see. Every farmer can have something on exhibition--there is some one thing in which they are interested, and if all will do their duty and begin preparing now, we shall have the grandest display ever shown by our county.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Yesterday afternoon the Leland house changed hands, Messrs. Ward and Perry taking charge thereof. Under Mr. Patterson=s management, it was a very popular resort and the new proprietors are to be congratulated upon securing such an excellent business. Messrs. Perry and Ward are both well known, and will fully sustain the Leland=s good name. Mr. D. T. Kitchen is retained as manager. No surer step could have been taken to secure the immense commercial trade of this house.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Speaking of Payne=s ejectment from the Indian Territory, the Caldwell Journal says that among the personal effects captured was the colony membership book, dating from 1881 to 1884, and further says: AThe face of the receipts in those books shows that Payne has received $54,435 from the sale of membership certificates, aside from the sales of stock in the town he has started in Oklahoma proper and on the Cherokee Strip, which from the best information obtainable, is fully as much more, and must aggregate over $108,000.@


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

MARRIED. August 13, 1884, by Rev. William Jones, Mr. John P. Jones, of Arkansas City, son of the clergyman, and Miss Linda L. Brooks, daughter of James W. Brooks, Esq., of Springfield, Illinois. The bride arrived on the noon train at Arkansas City, and was met by the groom, whence they were driven to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gamble, where they were made man and wife. After partaking of a bountiful repast, they departed for their future home, followed by the congratulations and well wishes of their numerous friends. No cards.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

The primaries last Saturday were hotly contested throughout, and drew out more votes than at any primary election yet held in this city. The following gentlemen were elected delegates to the county convention.

F. M. Vaughn, C. L. Swarts, E. G. Gray, T. Fairclo, F. E. Pentecost, Dave Lewis, L. E. Woodin, Sr., O. S. Rarick, W. D. Wowry, Jas. Ridenour. [SUSPECT THAT AWOWRY@ SHOULD BE MOWRY.]

The delegates to the district convention in this city, to be held one week from next Saturday, are:

A. E. Kirkpatrick, C. W. Burt, J. W. Warren, F. M. Vaughn, E. G. Gray, Bowen Lewis, S. C. Murphy, D. G. Lewis, J. L. Huey, T. H. McLaughlin.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

The State Historical Society has accepted an invitation to cooperate with the Kansas Old Settlers= Association in a celebration at Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, of the thirtieth anniversary of the settlement of Kansas. The celebration will take place on September 3, 1884. Hon. F. P. Baker, president of the society, will deliver an address on the subject of AThe Uses and Value of Historical Societies.@ The meeting is intended to be a general gathering of the early settlers of Kansas, and of all interested in the stirring events of the period of early settlement. The Kansas territorial ex-governors, Denver and Stanton, Gen. John A. Logan, and others from abroad, have accepted invitations to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.


W. B. Williams, deputy United States marshal, of Wichita, was in the city last Wednesday, and from him we learn the following facts.

Armed with a warrant for the arrest of D. W. Payne and other trespassers against the government, Mr. Williams came to this city, and securing the services of Frank Reed, they started for Otoe Agency. On Wednesday morning Mr. Williams met Lieut. Garner and force with the prisoners in charge, and showing his authority, asked that the lieutenant deliver the men over to him, and provide him with an escort of thirty men to the state line. Mr. Williams says that Lieutenant Garner not only refused this request, but in a very insulting manner told him he would not entertain it al all; that he drew his troops up in line and threatened fight if the demand was insisted upon. In view of the fact that Messrs. Williams and Reed were alone, this was very brave on the part of Garner with two or three companies of soldiers at his back. It is probably true, as we are informed, that Lieut. Garner had a little more whiskey than anything else in him, or he would have been more courteous to Marshal Williams.

Regarding Payne and his work, it is known that we have opposed him, only because he was acting contrary to law. But in this matter it looks to us as though Mr. Williams had the right on his side, if, as he claims, his authority ranks higher than that of the military. The lieutenant may not have known this, or it may be that he did, but was acting on the advice of interested parties, knowing that he had sufficient force to hold his prisoners.

The government is losing by its attitude in this matter. Mr. Payne has been arrested repeatedly, but nothing has ever been done with him. Now if he is violating the law, he ought to be put in the penitentiary. If he is not in the wrong, let him and others go in and occupy what lands are open to settlement. We do not advocate this in the interest of Payne, who has duped thousands, but in the interest of right and justice to all parties. We would like to see the Indian country kept for the Indians according to treaties, allowing the right of way to one or two railroads, so that Kansas may have direct communication with southern markets; but if there are government lands there which the government does not want settled by whites, let it pass a law to that effect and forever settle this question. Otherwise, we do not see how people are to be kept out of this country much longer.

We predict that Mr. Payne will suffer no more punishment at Fort Smith than if he had been delivered over to Marshal Williams.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Highway Robbery.

Early Monday morning Henry Coryell, night watch, and John Williams arrested Earnest Kimmel and Frank Hillman on the charge of highway robbery. Their preliminary trial was held before F. P. Schiffbauer, at which the following facts were elicited.

Between 8 and 9 o=clock Sunday evening a young man named Macombar, with Frank Hillman, a stranger in this city, came into the Arcade Restaurant and said they had been Aheld up@ at the canal bridge west of town. Hillman didn=t appear very much frightened, but soon passed out of the building, and was seen by Williams and Coryell as late as 2 a.m. walking about the streets with Kimmel. Macombar says he and Hillman had walked down to the bridge, and as soon as they got there, Kimmel stepped out and ordered them to hold up their hands, keeping a revolver leveled at him all the time, but not attempting to cover Hillman. Hillman handed over his pocket-book and advised Macombar to do the same, which he did, giving up some $78. Then Kimmel started towards town, while the two victims ran across the bridge and proceeded some fifty yards before turning their steps back to the city. As the officers had seen Hillman and Kimmel together that afternoon and evening, and suspecting the former of being a hard character, suspicion naturally turned on them. Consequently, they watched the young men until after 2 o=clock, and saw them separate and go towards the depot by different routes. About 5 o=clock Coryell and Williams proceeded to the depot, where the two boys were found in a freight car. After a pretty hard chase, they were captured and brought uptown. The evidence pointed so strongly toward a scheme having been connected by these two to rob Macombar that Esquire Schiffbauer bound them over in the sum of $500 each to appear in the district court, failing to secure which they were taken to jail yesterday morning. Macombar swears positively that Kimmel was the one to whom he gave his money, which, taken with the fact that Kimmel and Hillman have but recently returned from a spreeing trip to Caldwell, Wellington, and elsewhere, makes an ugly case for the boys, and may result in teaching them a severe lesson.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

The Farmers= Meeting.

The farmers= meeting for the purpose of discussing the question of securing a woolen mill at this place was organized by the election of A. C. Williams as chairman and Amos Walton as secretary. After considerable favorable talk by those present, the following resolution was passed:

Resolved, That the erection of a mill for the manufacture of woolens at Arkansas City would be a benefit to every farmer in Cowley County.

The following committee was then appointed to work up a full meeting on Saturday, the 23rd of August, at 2 o=clock, in the Highland hall, at which time will be developed to all those interested the full status of the matter: Mr. Lowe, I. D. Harkleroad, Frank Lorry, John Myrtle, Wm. Trimble, and Wm. Wright. The meeting then adjourned to August 23, at 2 o=clock. A. WALTON, Secretary.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Ad. A CARD. Farmers, we have moved our business slightly out in the country. When in Arkansas City, standing on Summit Street, near Newman=s store or the Cowley County Bank, look east down the street that leads to the depot and you will see W. A. Lee=s implement house.

W. A. LEE.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.


WINFIELD AND ARKANSAS CITY. Range on Turkey and Possum Creeks, north of Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.

Horse brand same as cattle.

Ear marks: Smooth crop on left and swallow-fork and over-bit on right.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 27, 1884.

Volume 15.

With this issue commences volume fifteen of the Arkansas City TRAVELER, the pioneer journal of the county, and in view of that fact, we desire to say a few words.

We have been connected almost exclusively with the paper since 1872, the past four years of which as proprietor and publisher. In that time we have witnessed the growth and improvement of our city, and thanks to our friends and patrons, our efforts to make the TRAVELER a leading home journal and local newspaper, have met with the most gratifying success. No efforts on our part shall be spared to keep the TRAVELER up to the times in the future as in the past, with which assurance we ask a continuance of your patronage and support.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 27, 1884.

Judge W. P. Campbell has Ajined the army@ of whiskeyites, and comes out on the Demo-Repub-resub. ticket put forth last Thursday at Topeka as a candidate for chief justice, against Horton. The judge finds precedent for his action in the fact that every sore-head Republican who sees abler men being recognized by his party gets mad and joins the Democrats. When the votes are counted, W. P. will find that his change has had about as much effect as that produced by drawing a cambric needle out of a mill-pond.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 27, 1884.

The Democratic Ticket.

Speaking of the proceedings of the Democratic and resubmission state conventions and the Democratic ticket, the Emporia Republican says: AThe submission Republicans appear entirely satisfied with the recognition of their political importance, in the nomination of Col. Halliday of Teopeka for lieutenant governor and W. P. Campbell, of Wichita, for chief justice of the supreme court. Mr. Campbell, though a delegate to the Democratic convention, is so recent a recruit in the party that his nomination is out of consideration to his Republican antecedents.

The opposition ticket, headed by Gov. Glick, is undoubtedly as strong a combination as its supporters could well devise. It will poll all the strength that the Democracy and resubmission Republican elements can gather. The question is to what extent resubmission Republicans will support it. We remain of the opinion that it will not receive the support from that source which was given to the Democratic ticket of 1882. Unless there is a considerable prohibition disaffection, the Republican state ticket this year will be elected.@


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 27, 1884.



D. A. Millington, chairman of county central committee, called the meeting to order. E. A. Henthorn, of Silver Creek Township, was naminated for temporary chairman; E. G. Gray, of Creswell Township, was made temporary secretary.

On motion of J. C. Long, committee on resolutions appointed by the chairman: J. C. Long, M. C. Headrick, C. L. Swarts, J. J. Broadbent, H. H. Martin, Thos. McDonough, A. A. Mills.

On motion of W. P. Hackney, committee on credentials was appointed: W. P. Hackney, Wm. Trimble, C. W. Bailey, Thos. Walker, R. F. Roberts, A. W. Carr, J. R. Cottingham.

On motion of G. H. Buckman, committee on order of business was appointed: G. H. Buckman, W. H. Grow, J. B. Splawn, J. A. Cochran, W. H. Gilliard, Owen Shriver, Willis Wilson.

On motion of D. E. Burger, committee on permanent organization was appointed: L. K. Bonnewell, A. H. Broadwell, M. G. Troup, P. B. Lee, J. S. Rash, J. A. Goforth, S. E. Burger.


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Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Col. J. W. Haworth was in our city last week.

Mr. J. H. Sherburne, of Ponca, was in our city Monday last.

Our old friend, J. E. Conklin, of Winfield, was in the city yesterday.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

The cornice work for the new post office building arrived last Monday morning.

C. M. Scott was at Caldwell again last week, looking after 100 head of horses, in obedience to a telegram.

A new and mammoth harness store will be opened in the north room of the Highland block, by a man from Wellington.

J. N. Florer and wife passed through the city for Chicago last Thursday. J. N. Has just shipped 100 head of fat steers to the Chicago market.

The TRAVELER job office last week turned out some elegant cards for our leading hotel man, J. A. McIntyre, of the Windsor Hotel of this city.

Clark Bryant, living four miles north of Winfield, lost six horses and one hog in the storm of last Thursday night, all having been struck by lightning.

Prof. J. C. Weir, our school principal, with his family, arrived in this city yesterday, and we understand has rented a residence in the south part of town. We are pleased to welcome them to our town.

The United Brethren have built a new church four miles south of Oxford, which will be dedicated Sunday, Aug. 31, Rev. J. H. Snyder officiating, assisted by Prof. P. B. Lee.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

R. L. Walker, the whole-souled register of the land office, took a run down from Wichita on Monday of this week. Dick is a king among men, and will always find a warm welcome in Cowley.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

We have secured the opera house for the use of the district convention to be held here next Saturday, as the room designated by the chairman is too small. Parties interested will please notice this.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

We learn that Father Kelley, of Wichita, has purchased lots in this city with a view to erecting a Catholic Church thereon at no distant date. By the time it is completed, we will have eight churches in our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Thos. McDonough, of Dexter, is the right kind of a Republican. Instructed to favor the nomination of Mr. Johnson, he did so, but at the same time pledged his earnest support to the nominee, whoever he might be.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Ben S. Miller, of Caldwell, has been nominated for state senator by the Republicans of the 34th district. The gentleman is well and favorably known all over this western country and will get there by an unusually large majority.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

H. P. Farrar and wife left for Maine yesterday afternoon, having been summoned by telegram to the bedside of their dying sister, Miss Ida Farrar. This estimable young lady will be remembered and mourned by all who knew her.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

W. M. Allison, formerly proprietor of the Wellingtonian, is said to be at work on the case in the office of a daily newspaper in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The incredible part of the story is that Allison is Aat work@ of any sort. Wellington Press.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

The Arkansas City Republican changed hands last Saturday, Atkinson & Clarke selling to Messrs. Howard & Wagner. The new proprietors are thorough printers, and are in every way worth of success. We extend to them the right hand of fellowship and assure them of our well wishes.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

We call attention to the card of the Windsor Hotel, which appears this week, and of which Mr. J. A. McIntyre is proprietor. This house has been known until lately as the APerry House,@ but under its new name and present popular landlord, the Windsor will be Athe@ hotel of the city.

AD. WINDSOR HOTEL. J. A. McINTYRE, Proprietor, Arkansas City, Kansas. The Best of Sample Rooms. Special attention given to Commercial and Stockmen.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Mr. Richard Kimmel, who has been in the city for the past three weeks visiting his brothers, Thos. And Noah Kimmel, and his sister, Mrs. O. Stevenson, left yesterday afternoon for his home in Mansfield, Ohio. Mr. Kimmel expresses himself as being very favorably impressed with this country, and perhaps some day may be one among the many that are taking up their residence among us.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

James Renick, now of Winfield, but formerly of this city, paid us a visit yesterday.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

An examination of applicaants for teacher=s certificates will be held in Winfield, beginning at 8 o=clock a.m., September 5, and continue two days.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Messrs. A. A. Newman & Co. were too busy receiving their new goods last week to change their Aad.,@ but our readers may look out for something from this firm of general interest in our next issue.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Our old friend, Cyrus Wilson, who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Vena Nance, at Denver, Colorado, for several weeks past, returned to our city last Saturday looking considerably improved by his sojourn in our sister state.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Our real estate man, Frank J. Hess, is still in the foremost rank and means to keep there as the enlarging and otherwise improving of his office accommodations testify. He has secured the services of Miss Fannie Skinner as bookkeeper.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Card of Thanks.

Rev. Father Kelly [?EARLIER IT WAS KELLEY?] desires to tender thanks to the people of this city and vicinity for their kindly assistance lent him in his efforts looking to the erection of a Catholic Church at Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Arrangements for the erection of a woolen mill at this city are about completed and the arrival of experts and parties interested are the only obstacles to the immediate consummation of the necessary business matters. By next week we will report definitely on this matter.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

John A. Blair is the beef inspector at this point. He was appointed by Gov. Glick, and all persons shipping cattle from here must obtain a certificate of health for his cattle from him before he can ship them. Mr. Lem Musgrove is the inspector at Hunnewell. Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Mention was made in last week=s issue of an amorous couple arrested in Cambridge. Their trial was had before J. E. Snow, of Winfield, last Thursday, and resulted in the man being fined $200 and costs and sentenced to six months in jail; the woman=s sentence was thirty days in jail and $25 fine.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

DIED. A man named E. S. McDonald died at Geuda Springs last Monday afternoon. He came to this city with his wife from Moberly, Missouri, and contemplated entering into business as soon as his health was restored. For this purpose he had visited Geuda, but the extreme heat of last Friday prostrated him, and he never rallied.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

The Dexter Eye claims to be Republican, yet when Mr. Nicholson, of Dexter, requested squint-Eye to assist in raising the Republican pole, the answer was, AIt will be many a day before I help to raise such a pole as that.@ In less than six months, the loyal people of Dexter will put out that Eye, and have in its stead a paper they can take pleasure in supporting.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

The church edifice of the Christian Church of this city, now in course of erection on Eighth Street, commences to make a goodly showing, and when completed, will be one more building of which our citizens may justly feel proud. Work upon it is being pushed forward as rapidly as possible, but it will be several weeks before it can be got ready for holding services.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

DIED. Died, in this city, at the residence of his mother, Mrs. J. W. Patterson, on Friday last, of typho-malarial fever, after an illness of three weeks, Clarence Thompson, in the 18th year of his age. The funeral took place the following day, conducted by Rev. S. B. Fleming, when the remains were laid to rest in the Riverview Cemetery in the presence of sorrowing relatives and friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

The prominent candidates for the presidency of the Osage Nation are Black Dog and Strike Axe. The campaign has progressed far enough to allow Mr. Black Dog to prove that the hundred odd scalps hanging in Mr. Strike Axe=s teepee are spurious, being nothing but the contents of a wig store daubed over with red paint, and Mr. Strike Axe has got back at his opponent by showing conclusively that the latter has never stolen a horse or walloped his squaw. Both candidates have taken the stump, and the campaign proves to be one of the sharpest ever held in the nation. Emporia News.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

We were agreeably taken by surprise on Friday last by a call from Mr. J. Jolly Jones, now of Washington, D. C., but formerly one of the jolliest of the jolly crowd of surveyor boys, who made things lively in our city in the days of long ago. Although the gentleman has now all the responsibilities of a family man to carry, he is as jolly as ever, and in talking of old times it seemed almost impossible to realize that ten long years had passed since last we met. His many friends here awarded him a warm welcome, and although his time was limited to two days, we believe they were full of pleasure and we hope are but the prelude to a longer visit in the near future.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Republican County Committee Meeting.

All members of the Republican county committee named at the convention held in Winfield on Saturday, August 23rd, 1884, are requested to meet at the Courier office in Winfield, Saturday, August 30, at 1:30 p.m., for the purpose of effecting a permanent organization ande such other business as may come before said committee. The following are members of said committee.






























Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Arkansas City Steam Laundry.

We call the attention of our readers to the Aad@ of the Arkansas City Steam Laundry, which appears in this issue. Messrs. Stedman Bros., the proprietors, have spared no expense in supplying the establishment with all the latest and most approved machinery, thus enabling them to do the best of work upon the shortest possible notice. If you have any washing to do, send word to the office of the laundry, as a team is kept for the purpose of collecting and deliverying work to all parts of the city.


Gentlemen=s Fine Work a Specialty.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

District Convention.

The Republican voters of the sixty-seventh representative district are hereby notified that a delegate convention will be held in Arkansas City on Saturday, August 30, in the office of I. H. Bonsall, at 2 p.m. It is requested that the respective townships elect their delegates on Saturday, August 16. Townships are entitled to the same representation as in the county convention. H. W. MARSH, Chairman.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

BIRTH. Born, in this city, on Tuesday, August 26, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. J. N. T. Gooch, of Otoe Agency, a boy. The lady is staying with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wyckoff, in this city, and we are pleased to say both mother and babe are doing nicely. The attending physician says he can probably save the old man if he succeeds in breaking up the paroxysm of joy, into which this auspicious event plunged him.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

The Wellington Enterprise is the name of a new Democratic paper to be published in Wellington, Sumner County. It will be owned and controlled by Messrs. Young and Cunnningham, two popular printers of that city. The first number will appear next Saturday.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Ten chiefs and leading men of the Pottawatomie tribe in Kansas passed through town on their way to the Pottawatomie reservation, in the Territory, this morning under the escort of Cal Fergusson.






Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Ad. Send your shirts, collars, and cuffs to the ARKANSAS CITY STEAM LAUNDRY. Stedman Bros., Proprietors.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Ad. Pittsburg, Osage, and Burlingame Coal at $5.75 at the Chicago Lumber Co.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Ad. Leave your orders for Grapes at H. Godehard=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Ad. I want 200 bushels of Rye. C. M. SCOTT.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Oklahoma Payne Interviewed.

FT. SMITH, ARKANSAS, August 26. An associated press reporter today visited Capt. D. R. Payne and his Oklahoma boomers where they were held prisoners at the camp of Lieut. Jackson and a detachment of the ninth cavalry in the Cherokee nation opposite Ft. Smith. Payne said: AI first went to Oklahoma five years ago, when informed by able lawyers that these lands were open to white settlement, and located a colony. Since then I have been removed seven or eight times by the military. I spent last winter in Washington City and learned the Cherokee outlet was open to settlement, and that the title was not in the Cherokees but in the United States. I organized a colony of 500 and located at Rock Falls, four miles south of Hunnewell, Kansas. Gen. Hatch, August 6, ordered us out. I told him not to bring his soldiers, we were willing to go into court to have the question settled. I asked him to lay the matter before the secretary of war. He refused. Next morning six companies of the ninth cavalry arrived, accompanied by Indian Agent, Tufts Clark, a Cherokee Indian, and arrested J. B. Cooper, editor of the Oklahoma Chief. Most of the men were absent at the time. The cattle men and cowboys were against us and threatened to assassinate us. The cowboys tore down our flag to use for a saddle blanket, but Capt. Moore recovered it. A little girl came to us with a flag wrapped around her and pistol in hand. We were taken to Gen. Hatch=s camp and Rock Falls was burned. We were allowed to get our clothing and furniture, but Mr. Cooper lost some valuable papers and his clothing. While at Hatch=s camp, I agreed to go to Ft. Smith or any place designated for trial, if released, and offered to put up $5,000 security for keeping my word, but Gen. Hatch said the orders were to take us to Ft. Smith and he intended doing so. Deputy Marshal Williams served writs on us and wanted to take us up to Wichita for trial. Lieutenant Gardener, who was in command, refused to turn us over or recognize the civil authority. About sixty soldiers guarded us as far as the Cimarron River. The officers seemed to fear the cowboys would assassinate us. Half the soldiers returned and the other half are with us. We want to get our matter before the courts of the country, for we believe we have a right to locate homesteads on these lands, and intend to keep on trying until the matter is properly adjusted.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 3, 1884.


AMr. King has been a resident of Cowley County for the past fourteen or fifteen years, mostly engaged in school teaching. He is a bright, intelligent, and thoroughly upright young man.@



Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Charles Howard is rusticating out West.

Farmers are busy putting in wheat now.

Mrs. James E. Miller is now residing at Waterford, Pennsylvania.

Peaches are selling for as low as twenty-five cents per bushel.

Miss L. Mann is slowly recovering from a severe spell of malarial sickness.

Mrs. C. H. Searing returned from her trip among the lakes last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Howland, of Illinois, are visiting with F. W. Farrar and family.

Jimmy Dunn, accompanied by his father, left for Lawrence yesterday to be absent several days.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Read Benedict & Owens= specials this week. They are of special interest to farmers.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Mrs. Wm. Benedict is in Lawrence on a visit to her father, whom she has not see for fourteen years.

Parks= Pharmacy is the new drug store on South Summit Street, and is fast winning favors with our people.

Grandma Hartsock arrived from Colorado last Saturday, and is now visiting with the family of Bowen Lewis.

Stacy Matlack dame in last Monday with two or three car loads of goods for the fall trade, and still there=s more to follow.

A. W. Patterson is now running for an Atchison house, selling teas and cigars. APat@ is a rustler and will make a good salesman.

The central committee of this district organized last Saturday by electing D. P. Marshall chairman and T. S. Parvin secretary.

The leading implement man in Southern Kansas, George W. Cunningham, returned from a visit to his native state last Saturday.

Mrs. Jerome, of Saginaw, Michigan, and Mrs. Winder and daughter, of Detroit, are expected this week, as guests of Mrs. Charles R. Sipes.

We acknowledge the receipt of A. N. Kellogg=s new sectional map of Kansas, which is by all odds the finest map of this state printed.

Mrs. A. V. Alexander and her two sons returned to the city last Friday from Topeka, Kansas, where they have been visiting for the past few weeks.

Here=s a straw: Ridenour & Thompson have sold fifty-four Blaine and Logan watch charms, and only four Cleveland and Hendricks charms.

Wheat has taken another boom, and now ranges from 60 to 65 cents for No. 2. Arkansas City is the best market for the farmers of Southern Cowley.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Stockmen report the cattle on the range doing finely. The weather during the past few weeks has been all that could be desired by stockmen.

Superintendent Hadley, of the Chilocco school, has been sick for the past two weeks, but we were pleased to see him on our streets again yesterday.

Rev. Campbell returned from his easter trip last Saturday, looking much refreshed by his vacation. There=s nothing like it unless it be more of it.

Mr. R. N. Shaw, of Rushylvania, Ohio, was in our city last week, looking up a location for a carriage factory. We hope he may be induced to cast his lot with us.

Wm. Barruth has the finest lot of melons in this neck of the woods. He brought us a small specimen last Saturday that tipped the beam at fifty-four pounds.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

The Misses Linda and Mollie Christian left on Monday=s train for Lawrence, Kansas, to spend a few weeks= vacation visiting friends. We with them a pleasant time.

Kendall Smith passed through thhe city on Monday en route for his old New Hampsire home. It has been fifteen years since Kendall left his native hills for Sunny Kansas.

Uriah Spray, for Ira Barnett, bought of Wm. Barruth, last Monday, forty-eight hogs, averaging over 355 pounds, paying therefor $960.10. They were shipped yesterday to Kansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Dr. E. Y. Baker=s card appears in this issue of the TRAVELER. The gentleman has been a resident of this city for two years past, and is too well known to need recommendation from us.


[Note: No address given.]

TRAVELER showed the following medical people in this issue.

1. A. J. CHAPEL, M. D.

Office over Cowley County Bank.

Residence: Central Avenue House.


Consultations Solicited.

Orders may be left at Eddy=s Drug Store.


2. R. H. REED, M. D., Tenders his Profession Services To the

Citizens of ARKANSAS CITY AND VICINITY. Special Attention given to Surgical Diseases and Amputations.

Office over McLaughlin=s Grocery store.

Residence Northwest side of city.


3. JAMISON VAWTER, M. D., (Late of the Louisville, Kentucky, Eye and Ear Infirmary.)

Physician & Surgeon.

Special attention given to Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Throat, and Nose--Nasal Catarrh.

Office in Matlack=s building, upstairs, Arkansas City,





Office over Central Drug Store, Arkansas City, Kansas.



Physicians and Surgeons.

Special attention given to the treatment of CHRONIC


Office in Matlack=s Block, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Residence on North Summit Street.



6. Doctor J. A. Mitchell,


Office over McLaughlin=s Grocery.

I am in the office at night also.


7. DR. N. F. PARKS,


Office, corner Summmit Street and Fourth Avenue at PARKS=







Office, Third Door in Matlack=s Building, Upstairs.


Preserving the Natural Teeth a Specialty.



Teeth Extracted WITHOUT PAIN; by the use of Gas.

Filling a Specialty.


Office over Cowley County Bank.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Charley Sipes, the veteran store and tinware man, is still booming. He is now putting up; in fact, has nearly completed, a handsome brick workshop at the rear of his store. Good.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

At the recent Osage election for principal and assistant chiefs, Black Dog and Wah-ti-an-kah=s majority over Strike-Axe and Big Heart, was more than the whole number of votes cast for those defeated candidates.

[Note: Name might be Wah-ti-au-kah...hard to tell!]


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Flour was sold from $1.20 to $1.75 per hundred in Winfield last week, owing to an Elk Falls man, trying to sell in our county seat. It would pay the citzens up there to hire an outsider to come in every week or two.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Mr. Tom Gilbert and family returned to our city last week after quite a lengthened visit in Colorado and at Emporia. He reports the trip as having been a jolly one, but says our city is the liveliest place he struck in his travels.





Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

BIRTHS. Frank A. Chapin, of Pleasant Valley, is the happy father of twin boys. His brother, Jim, says one has red and the other black hair; but then he is such an infernal ______ gentleman, we don=t know whether to believe him or not.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

The Santa Fe is selling tickets to St. Louis and return for $14.50, tickets good for six days from date of sale. This offer lasts until the 8th.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Howard Bros. have just completed a 22 x 30 addition to their hardware store, to make room for the stoves and nails they expect to sell this fall and winter.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Elder William Gans, father of Judge Gans, will preach at the schoolhouse next Lord=s day, at 11 o=clock a.m., and 7:30 p.m. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

DIED. A nine-months old infant of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Barron died last Sabbath from congestion of the brain. The funeral services were held in the First Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Among other signs removed by the drunken hoodlums last Saturday night was that of Dr. J. A. Mitchell. As soon as the parties are through with it, the doctor would like to have it returned.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. W. H. Chapin, of Piatt County, Illinois, last week. The gentleman was out west to look at the country and to visit his little brother, James, and other relatives.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

The advertisement of A. V. Alexander & Co.=s lumber yard on South Summit Street will be found in this issue. Their stock is one of the best in the city, and merits inspection of intending purchasers.

AD. A. V. Alexander & Co., LUMBER.

A. V. ALEXANDER & CO., have ordered, and are now receiving a new and complete stock of LUMBER, LATH, AND SHINGLES, Which is as good and well asorted a stock as has ever been offered to the trade of Arkansas City, and at reasonably low figures.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Mr. James Benedict, who was summoned to Kansasa City last Friday on account of the sickness of his wife, returned Monday with the lady. Mrs. Benedict is still quite ill, though much improved.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Two car loads of passengers left for Wichita Monday morning, from this city, to attend the numerous post and wire fence stealing cases, and also a murder trial of long standing, in which a woman is charged with the crime.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Democratic clubs are organizing societies to be known as Cleveland Guards of Honor. One should have been organized about twelve years ago and stationed at Buffalo. There would have been one less child in the world now.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Maj. Haworth, while on his way to Sac and Fox Agency last week, was seized with a congestive chill at Willow Springs, forcing him to return to this city. He left for Olathe last Monday, where he will rest for a few weeks before resuming his duties.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Our watch and clock men, Ridenour & Thompson, have in stock a lot of twenty-four hour dial plates, this being the latest departure in the horological line. We would advise our young men to get one of them so that they may be posted from 13 to 24 o=clock.

[Horological ???]


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Johnson & Beck have opened a restaurant on the corner north of Braden=s livery stable, where farmers and others can always secure a good meal on short notice. This firm had fresh oysters last Saturday night, and propose keeping everything the market affords.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

The Dexter Eye opposes Asp because he didn=t happen to favor Dexter on one occasion. Creswell gave Beaver the nominee for the legislation, and yet Beaver worked against Creswell in railroad matters. This is the difference. We don=t let township difficulties cut any figure in politics.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Once more Newman has piled his store full of clothing, hats, caps, boots, shoes, carpets, and dry goods in endless variety. By a look at his advertisement and specials you can see that he has been getting in new goods, but you can only judge of the amount and quality by calling and examining for yourself.

BIG AD. FALL OF 1884. NEW GOODS. THIS WEEK=S ARRIVAL, FALL STOCK. Men=s, Youths=, and Boys= CLOTHING. The Largest and most Complete Stock in the city. CARPETS, Latest styles all new designs, Mattings, etc., etc. A. A. NEWMAN & CO.

Ad. BOOTS! BOOTS! Having purchased a large and elegantly assorted line of gents= fine calf, kip, and grain boots, we invite an inspection of the same. Prices to suit all. A. A. NEWMAN & CO.

Ad. HATS! HATS! Gents= hats of the well known Stetson make, latest styles, just received. A full line of stockmen=s hats; also, children=s hats and caps in every style at A. A. Newman & Co.=s.

Ad. LADIES AND CHILDREN=S Kid, Goat Grain, and all and every description of footwear in latest styles, first-class in quality and not to be surpassed elsewhere in the city, will be found at A. A. Newman & Co.=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

James Ridenour handed us his watch yesterday, asking us the time of day. To the best of our knowledge and belief, it was just forty-one minutes or sixteen o=clock, with a handful of red figured seconds to choose from if you wanted the time to a dot. If anyone can figure out one of these twenty-four o=clock watches in a day and get around to his meals on time, he is a daisy.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

By an oversight we omitted to mention last week the arrival of Mrs. Steele and family from Lockport, New York. Mr. Steele has been in the city for several months, and we are glad to note the above as it shows he has permanently located with us, and we trust he and his family will meet a warm welcome in this their new western home.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Something that has long been needed in our city is the establishment of Messrs. Moore & Jones= second hand store, whose advertisement and special notice will be found in another column. This firm will buy and sell every description of property for cash. The also run a flour and feed store. Give them a call.



Stoves, Furniture, Saddles, Harness, And every description of Household Goods Bought and Sold for Cash. Flour and Feed Delivered to all parts of the city free of Charge.

Ad. Restaurant stove, furrnished; good bargain and sewing machine for sale, cheap at Moore & Jones=.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Newton celebrated her water works system last Tueday, to the satisfaction of the city authorities. It will be remembered that our townsman, James Hill, was the contractor, and Mr. Clarke, our foundryman, did the machine work for this enterprise. Mr. S. T. Moorhead, another well known gentleman in this city, was the constructing engineer.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Youngheim & Co. come out with a new advertisement this week, showing their wide-awake business habits. Eli is the leading clothier of Winfield, and has attained his position by honesty and hard work. The same qualities are represented in Mr. Finkelberg, manager of the store in this city, which bespeak for this house a like popularity and prosperity in Arkansas City.

BIG AD. CLOTHING. Youngheim & Co., The leading Clothiers, have the FINEST FITTING SUITS, The most complete line of FURNISHING GOODS And the largest Stock of HATS AND CAPS to be found anywhere at prices to suit the times. Kind and Equal Treatment to ONE AND ALL. Come in and see us before Purchasing. Youngheim & Co. TWO DOORS SOUTH OF H. GODEHARD=S. CLOTHING.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

The Representative Convention.

The district convention met in Highland hall last Saturday, August 30, at 2 p.m., and was called to order by Dr. H. W. Marsh, chairman of the district committee, who was also elected temporary chairman. L. J. Darnell and Dr. P. Marshall were elected secretaries.

On motion of J. D. Guthrie the following committee on credentials was appointed: J. D. Guthrie, J. N. Fleharty, and M. Croco.

On motion of J. R. Sumpter, a committee of one from each township was appointed on resolutions as follows: J. R. Sumpter, R. L. Balyest, E. G. Gray, J. A. Cochran, A. H. Broadwell, H. N. Chancey, T. S. Parvin, and Robert Wamsley.

On motion of E. G. Gray, a committee on permanent organization and order of business was appointed as follows: Henry Harbaugh, F. M. Vaughn, and Joseph Reid.

The convention then adjourned for thirty minutes.

On reassembling the report of the committee on order of business and permanent organization was read, and adopted. The temporary organization was retained.

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates or proxies present and entitled to seats.









[This township entitled to four votes.]



The committee on resolutions submitted the following, which were adopted.

We heartily endorse the three following resolutions, adopted by the county convention.

Resolved, That we hereby approve of both the national and the Kansas state Republican platforms and will give them our unqualified support.

Resolved, That the nomination of James G. Blaine and John A. Logan is the best and grandest ticket that could have been made, that we will give it our hearty support and expect to see it elected by the greatest majority since 1872.

Resolved, That the Republican state ticket, headed by John A. Martin, the noble soldier, statesman, and friend of Kansas and her people, meets and shall receive our unqualified support.

Resolved, That in Hon. John J. Ingalls we recognize the brightest intellect of Kansas, a senator of whom any state might well be proud; that we unanimously favor his reelection to the United States senate, and that the nominee of this convention is hereby instructed to go into a Republican cause for the selection of such United States senator.

Resolved, That the Hon. C. R. Mitchell has for the past six years represented this district in the legislature with ability, fidelity, and success; has redeemed every pledge, and that he now retires from the office by his own choice, and with our hearty good will and approval.

WHEREAS, We feel that the railroad commissioners have failed to meet the entire wishes of the people, in regard to securing the required reduction of the railroad tariff; and

WHEREAS, We consider that the present tariff is oppressive to the people, and detrimental to the growth and development of Kansas; therefore be it

Resolved, That our representative to the legislature be instructed to do all in his power, as a legislator, to secure a reasonable freight tariff.

Nominations then being in order, J. R. Sumpter presented the name of L. P. King. On behalf of Bolton Township, R. L. Balyest placed Dr. Z. Carlisle in nomination. Bowen Lewis, of Creswell, offered the name of J. R. Tucker, and J. A. Chran nominated S. G. Castor, of Liberty.

The first ballot resulted as follows: King, 7; Carlisle, 8; Tucker, 10; Castor, 8.

The balloting proceeded with little change until Ticker withdrew on the seventy-second ballot.

The seventy-third ballot stood: King 13; Carlisle, 14; Castor, 6.

Castor withdrew on the eighty-eighth ballot, and the eighty-ninth resulted in the nomination of King by a vote of 19 to 14. Mr. King=s nomination was then made unanimous.

The following district committee was then elected.










Adjourned. H. W. MARSH, Chairman.


D. P. MARSHALL, Secretaries.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Seeking Situations.

Major Woodin, though he has been out of the Indian service for eight months or more, still receives letters occasionally from parties in the east, applying for positions at some of the Indian agencies. A lady wrote from Baltimore last week asking for an appointment as teacher, saying she knew she was peculiarly adapted for such work Abecause she always did love to read about the Indians.@ Another one was equally certain of her fitness as a laborer among the dusky sons of the Territory from the fact that she felt it would be a pleasure to visit the Indians at evening in their camps. Still another one urges his or her claim on the ground of familiarity with the Indians and their habits, having seen Wild Bill and his band, probably, in some Eastern show.

Major Haworth tells us that even for the few vacancies in his line in this neighborhood, there are hundreds of applications on file for each position. Yet it is often hard to find the right party for the right place. The man who would kindly consent to Aaccept an appointment in case no other person can be found@ frequently comes before government officials, but is seldom called upon to sacrifice his comfort for Uncle Sam=s convenience. Generally some other person can be found. The truth is, in the cities and towns of the East hundreds are looking to the government or the great West for employment. While there is not a sufficient number of fat offices or Asoft snaps@ to go around, to those who are willing to work, the West offers inducements found nowhere east of the Missouri, and will give a bountiful return for the labor expended. But you will have to work, and work hard.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

The Green brothers, of Northeast Creswell, lost a valuable horse last Sunday. Not being able to find the animal, a vigorous search was instituted, when it was discovered the horse, in roaming about the pasture, had fallen into a large fissure, between the rocks, wedging himself in such a manner as to leave only his head free and making escape impossible. When found the animal had literally beaten his head to pieces on the rocks.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

A. J. Burrell is the most successful grape raiser in this vicinity. He kindly favored us with a basket of this succulent fruit this week, which rivaled in excellence anything of the kind we ever read of. Think of it: grapes an inch in diameter. We would take pleasure in showing them to anyone who may doubt this statement, but it would be rather difficult to produce them now. They were darlings, though.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

County and District Fairs.

The A. T. & S. F. Railway Company will receive, forward, and return livestock and other articles intended for exhibition at any county or district fair upon the line of this road in Kansas, including the Kansas state fair at Topeka, and the exposition at Bismarck, subject to the following conditions, viz: Full tariff rates will be charged one way. When property is returned this company will transport the same back to the original point on this line where received free of charge, if the same is shipped within ten days from the close of fair, providing a certificate is presented from the secretary of the fair, certifying that the articles have been on exhibition and have not changed hands. One man will be passed both ways with one car load of livestock. Other necessary information relative to this matter can be procured at the depot in Arkansas City.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Frank S. Jennings, Esq., of Winfield, county attorney for Cowley County for two terms past, has been nominated for senator from that district to succeed Senator Hackney. Mr. Jennings is making a brilliant record for a young man, and his name indicates that he will get there. Ed. P. Greer, city editor of the Courier, was nominated for representative from that district. We are glad to see our neighbors reciprocate the services that editors bestow upon their parties in many ways. Editors make good legislators. Wichita New Republic.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

Ad. CORNS! Bunions, ingrowing nails extracted without pain, or without leaving a sore, without using acids, alkalies, caustics, or any other injurious material. Will be in town at the Leland for a few days. No extra charge for visiting anywhere in the city. Chares reasonable. David Brewer, Chiropodist.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 10, 1884.


Mr. F. P. Schiffbauer announces himself this week as an independent candidate for the legislature. This is no suprise to the residents of this city, nor to the voters of this district, for it has been generally understood that Mr. Schiffbauer intended taking this step. He will make his canvass wholly on the grounds of resubmission. This is done to catch the Democratic vote more than anything else, for of course he knows he cannot stand the slightest chance of being elected without the endorsement of the Democrats. . . .

We shall await with some interest the action of the Democrats, and shall in any event oppose Mr. Schiffbauer for representative. We shall give our reasons, general and specific, in due time.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 10, 1884.

The Oklahoma Matter.

WASHINGTON, D. C., September 2. J. A. Smith, counsel for Payne and the Oklahoma invaders, today filed a document addressed to Attorney General Brewster, at the department of justice, calling attention to the act of congress, approved January 6, 1883, which, it is claimed, has been overlooked or defied in proceeding against Payne and his associates. The act provides for holding terms of United States court at Wichita, Kansas, and it is contended by counsel for Payne that the judicial authority of that court extends over the territory which Payne invaded. The document claims that Payne should have been arraigned at Wichita. It also sets forth that Payne and his followers are anxious for speedy trial, but that they are held as prisoners and deprived of the privileges of habeas corpus in the interest of a rich cattle corporation, whose interest they have threatened by attempting to settle the Territory. The attorney general is urged to direct his subordinates to see that these men have all the legal rights to which they are entitled. A letter received here from Payne says himself annd associates are kept in the Cherokee country, across the river from Fort Smith, to prevent the possibility of habeas corpus. He says they could have reached Fort Smith by rail in one day, but that would have taken them through the judicial territory, wherein they could have appealed for writs of habeas corpus, and it was the intention of the authorities to deny them any such privilege.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

A. A. Newman returned from the East last Saturday.

Mr. Geo. Hasie is expected home from the East the latter part of this week.

P. A. Lorry returned from an extended eastern ttrip last Saturday, filled full of Republicanism and things.

There will be no gambling institutions on our fair grounds this fall. Parties interested will please take notice.

Mr. Shindel returned home yesterday with Mrs. Shindel and five little Shindels. He now begins to think he lives here.

Those who know themselves indebted to me will please step forward and settle. I want the money. JAMISON VAWTER.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

We call attention to the clothing and gents= furnishing Aad@ of Wyckoff & Son, which appears in another column.

AD. WYCKOFF & SON Are daily receiving from the Eastern markets a much larger and better assortment of Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Trunks of all kinds, Traveling Bags, Buck Gloves and Mittens, all kinds of Blankets, 1000 pairs of gloves, Overalls, Under Shirts and Drawers by the cord. Over Shirts, Dress Shirts, white and in colors, etc., than ever before offered by them, which will be sold for cash at a very small profit. Please give us a call and examine our goods and prices.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

A round trip ticket to the state fair, including one admission to the fair grounds will only cost $4.75 from this point.

A. W. Brooks and family, of Greeley, Kansas, are visiting with their nephew, Capt. F. M. Vaughn, of East Creswell Township.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

If there ever was a time when the independents should stand by each other, that time has now come. So says Frank Schiffbauer.

Darlington, Indian Territory, now has telephone connection with Fort Reno. The wire is free to all, the expenses being paid by the businessmen of Darlington.

Mrs. L. W. Currier and children are expected to arrive in the city today. The lady=s many friends will be glad to welcome her once more to Arkansas City.

Wm. Delesdernier, recently manager of the Leland Hotel, has been appointed clerk at the Chilocco industrial school. He commenced on his new duties last Monday.

Mr. D. Brunswick, Wellington=s king clothier, was in the city yesterday, making arrangements for his fall opening in the new Commercial block. Look out for his big Aad@ next week.

BIRTH. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Childers, of this city, on Friday last, a bouncing ten pound girl. Dr. Baker was the attending physician, and reports both mother and bage as progressing finely.

BIRTH. Born to the wife of Charles Hutchins, on Monday afternoon, Sept. 8, a girl. Charles is about the proudest man in town now, and thinks his little girl is just the finest specimen of babyhood in America.

A friend remarked to us the other day that he had just refused an offer of $3,500 for his farm, which he offered and would have been glad to sell last spring for $2,500. That is just one instance of the rapidity with which property is increasing in value in Cowley County.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

The contractors have begun hauling lumber to Harmon=s ford for the new bridge. This bridge cannot be built too soon, as that ford is very uncertain. It is very seldom now that it can be used, and then only by those thoroughly acquainted with it. The completion of the bridge will be a great benefit to those living east of the Walnut.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

Mr. Matlack comes to the front this week with a new advertisement, calling attention to new goods and low prices. Mr. Matlack=s success is owing to the principle observed throughout his entire dealings--perfect honesty with his patrons. The purchaser may rely on what he and his clerks say, and will always find the goods as represented.

BIG AD. FALL OF 1884. Just arrived, among our first shipments from New York, another lot of those admirable GUINET BLACK DRESS SILKS. We now show a line of these goods ranging in price from $1.00 to $2.50 per yard, and guarantee them of better value than any other brands at the same price. The reduction of the duty on these goods, the splendid wearing qualities of the fabric, and the extreme low price, make them an especially valuable purchase.

Our line of CASHMERES, in Blacks and Colors, is now complete. We invite careful comparisons.

PRUNELLE--CLOTS, TRICOTS, DRESS FLANNELS, and all other good things in dress goods will be found on our counters, together with A FULL STOCK OF TRIMMINGS. We are confident that we can please, guaranteeing at all times the best of values and very low prices.

S. MATLACK, Corner Summit Street and Fifth Avenue, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

A man living in the northeast part of the city had Harry Adams and Walt Dolby arrested last Monday, charging them with shooting his dog on Sunday. The case is set for trial this afternoon. We don=t believe either one of them could hit the Commercial block ten feet away. We understand Mike Harkins has been retained by the defense.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

R. B. Austin was on trial before the United States court at Wichita, last week, for stealing ponies from the Osage Indians. There were seven indictments against him. After being found guilty on the first indictment, Austin plead guilty to the other six, and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary at Chester, Illinois. He has already been in jail a year or more.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

D. Brunswick, the clothier, is putting in a stock at Arkansas City, which will be in charge of Abe Rosenfield and Sam Weil. We are pleased to see this evidence of prosperity on the part of Mr. Brunswick as he is one our very best citizens. The people of Arkansas City are to be congratulated also. Messrs. Brunswick, Rosenfield, and Weil can be relied on at any time, at any place. Wellington Press.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

In another column will be seen the special notice of Mrs. E. N. Wilson. Mrs. Wilson is an accomplished and thorough instructor in music, both vocal and instrumental. Moreover, she is the composer of many pieces that have taken high rank in musical productions. The art of music cannot be too highly cultivated, and in this city of refinement and culture, Mrs. Wilson should receive a generous patronage. She can be found at the Leland Hotel.

Ad. Music Teacher. Mrs. E. N. Wilson, late of Missouri, a graduate of Beethoven=s Conservatory of Music, is at the Leland. She comes with a number of first-class recommendations, and we feel safe in recommending her to our readers as an efficient and successful teacher. We have read a very fine letter of recommendation from Prof. J. J. Iglehart, superintendent of city schools and principal of public schools of Columbia, Missouri, Mrs. Wilson having taught music in said schools.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

Considerable cutting of fences and other destruction of improvements erected by the cattlemen was done by the troops in the Territory last week. Sixteen miles of Capt. Nipp=s wire fence was destroyed. Other parties were arrested and escorted to the state line, but this seemed the extent of orders, and the parties immediately returned to their cattle, to which the troops did not object, saying they had no orders covering such action. The boys in blue are now on their way to the Oklahoma country, where all intruders are to be bounced. Some of these movements look very much like child=s play.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

An organization has been formed in Silverdale Township by farmers and stockmen, having for its object the protection of game on their farms. A reward of $10 is offered for evry prosecution made by any member. It has been the practice for several years for men and boys to go out in the country and camp on the farms and remain as long as anything of the game kind exists. This not only annoys the stock in the pastures, but frequently sets fire to the grass. The farmers are determined not to tolerate it any longer. Quails are the farmer=s best friends, and this wholesale destruction of them should be stopped.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

Speaking of our nominee for representative, the Courier remarks: AAmong the many bright, energetic young men of Cowley County, Louis P. King has no superior. With strong convictions, fearlessness in expressing them, a thorough acquaintance with the needs of his district, a bright mind and an active temperament, he combines in a large degree the elements which will make his administration of the office an honor and benefit to the district. He owns a fine farm in Beaver Township, on which he lives, and enjoys the respect, confidence, and esteem of everyone who knows him. He is a strong candidate and will grow stronger every day, as his many qualities of mind and heart are brought to the knowledge of the people.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

Arkansas City Steam Laundry.

Among the latest and most appreciated additions to the business enterprises of this city, is the new steam laundry recently established by the Stedman Bros., which is meeting with unparalleled success and gving universal satisfaction. Nothing in the way of expense has been spared in fitting up this laundry with all the latest appliances and machinery for sending out good work, and with the skilled help employed, all kinds of ladies= and gent=s fine goods, and children=s and family washings are turned out in equally as good style as can be obtained in the large cities of the East. Orders received at the office either by mail or otherwise will receive prompt attention, a delivery wagon being run for the gathering and delivring of work.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.


Quite a little excitement occurred in the social life of Silverdale Township on Monday of this week, which will furnish full nine days= food for the gossips of that port. The waywardness of Cupid is daily chronicled in metropolitan papers, but it is seldom that love oversteps the bounds of propriety in the quiet of country home life. But Silverdale this week presents her claims to a first-class scandal. The gay Lothario in this case is John Algeo, Jr., and the woman whose love was too generous for the narrow affections of only one husband is Mrs. Wm. Pingry. Whether Mr. Pingry as an April lover had proved but a December husband, or whether she but sought to emulate the AWife of Bath,@ we cannot say; but certain it is that for some time Dame Rumor has ominously shaken her head at the lively friendship existing between young Algeo and Mrs. Pingry. To these rumors Mr. Pingry had turned a deaf ear, until now he is forced to believe that his wife somewhat resembles Donna Julin=s grandmamma, who is said to have produced her lord more heirs at love than law.

Several friends were gathered at the Pingry mansion last Sunday, we understand, among whom was the favored Algeo, and on which occasion the amorous couple laid a very snug plot. It seems that Mr. Pingry had sought the services of Algeo in his harvesting, but wily John declined because, he said, he was going away early the next day, not to return till very late Monday night. This conversation was overheard, and while Pingry was busy with his threshing Monday afternoon a mutual friend appeared on the scene and told him if he wanted ocular proof of the stories regarding his wife and Algeo, he had better go home.

Pingry hurried home and found Algeo in the house. Algeo concluded that if he was going very far that day, he had better start, which he proceeded to do, with more idea to haste than direction, but not fast enough to escape the load of shot that followed him. We learn that twenty-seven shot found a temporary resting place in Algeo=s left arm, and that he finds it easier to stand up and mourn over this unhappy termination of Monday=s siesta. Our informant further says that but for the interference of Mrs. Pingry, her irate husband would have succeeded in putting an end to her paramour. At last accounts Algeo was patiently picking out the shot in his carcass, probably wondering who in thunder gave him away.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

Our public schools will open on Monday, September 29. Mr. Lindsay, census taker, reports 827 children of school age in this district, and of this number we hope to see 750 in school this fall and winter. Wherever it is possible, parents shoauld send their children to school. It is the best and grandest safeguard against the forming of bad habits and the surest means of making good citizens of the youth now growing up. By the first of next January our new school building will be ready for occupancy, which will give to Arkansas City every facility for the promotion of learning. Prof. Weir is earnestly working among the people now with a view to getting the largest possible attendance. Under the present management, our citizens may justly feel proud of their schools.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 10, 1884.

BIRTH. The haste with which Dr. Vawter climbed into a buggy and started for Willow Springs, at 11 p.m., last Sunday, led us to infer that our friend, Pink Fouts, was dangerously ill. But he is better now, and happy as a lark over the advent of a brand new little girl. Pink says the government doesn=t object to such improvements as this in the Territory.