[From September 17, 1884, through October 29, 1884.]

H. P. STANDLEY, Editor and Proprietor.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 17, 1884.


The voters of this city and the sixty-seventh district will await with some interest the action of the Democrats in Winfield next Saturday, especially in their election of a candidate for representative. Mr. Schiffbauer is after the Democratic endorsement about as persistently as a man well can be, and confidently expects to bag his game. He has succeeded in working up quite a support among so-called independents--and right here we want to say that Aindependents,@ the world over, almost without exception, are men with no party principle whatever, save as their private schemes are bettered by a party=s success. When a party fails to truckle to them, they kick clear out of harness and are independents for the time being. Among Mr. Schiffbauer=s followers are Democrats and Republicans--all of easy party virtue. His Democratic admirers have assured him that their party will endorse him if he will vote for Glick and resubmission, but whether they can deliver their goods is another thing. The better element of the Democratic party is opposed to such pot-house work. To them it is plain that they can place no more dependence in Mr. Schiffbauer=s promises than can the Republicans. Frank is not very particular who he represents after he is through representing himself. He is the party of the first part and second part in this transaction, and will see to it that Mr. Schiffbauer=s interests are thoroughly protected in the legislature. If, knowing this, the Democrats endorse him, they are even more gullible than we have heretofore regarded them. We do not believe they will throw aside much better material in their own party to further the ends of one man who has always been, and is now at heart, a Republican.

[Note: On same page as above editorial, F. P. SCHIFFBAUER=S AD WAS PRINTED. AFor Representative. I hereby announce myself as an independent candidate for representative from the 67th representative district, subject to the will of the legal voters of said district. Respectfully yours, F. P. SCHIFFBAUER.@ The Republicans had nominated Louis P. King for representative.]


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 17, 1884.

Indignant Kansans.

WICHITA, KANSAS, September 12. One of the largest meetings of political nature ever held in this city occurred at the skating rink this evening, the occasion being an indignant meeting over the late arrest of Capt. Payne and his followers by the United States authorities. The meeting was held upon the return of the prisoners to this city after being released from the custody of the military. Fully 1,000 people were present. The meeting was called to order by the election of J. M. McCoy, of this city, as president, with Gen. B. English and ex-Gov. Glenn, formerly of Illinois, as vice presidents. Mr. McCoy is well known to all cattle men in the west, having been on the plains since 1868, engaged in the Texas cattle trade. In 1869 he was sent by the census bureau into the Indian Territory to take the census of the number of cattle in the territory. He made a special examination afterwards in connection with ex-Congressman Phillips of this state as to the legal status of their land. He gave the meeting a very clear statement of the acts by congress in relation to the western part of the territory. He was for several months afterwards at Muskogee, where he was employed as agent to collect rent from the cattle men who had leased the lands from the Indians. While there, he became fully acquainted with the methods of doing business by Mr. Tufts and other agents of the government at Muskogee.

He was followed by Capt. Payne, who gave a graphic description of the arrest of the Rock Falls settlers, the destruction of the property by the agent Tufts, and the negro soldiers and their subsequent treatment while on the march across to Ft. Smith and while there and at Ft. Gibson.

Captain Payne was followed by Judge McDonald of Winfield, one of the most highly respectable and able attorneys of the southern Arkansas valley. He complimented McCoy=s statement of the legal status of those lands. He is the attorney for the boomers.

Mr. McDonald was succeeded by Mr. Cou_ [LAST LETTER IN NAME WAS OBSCURED], a Wichita lawyer. Resolutions asserting the right of settlement on the lands and condemning the action of the general government as illegal, unconstitutional, and outrageous, and as a violation of the rights of the citizens of the United States, were unanimously adopted. General enthusiasm as well as great indignation was expressed.




THE BOOMERS lately under arrest have all arrived in this city. Payne is coming in tonight. Following their indictment of yesterday by the United States grand jury, bills were posted calling a meeting at the skating rink, which will be addressed by Payne and other democratic speakers, who denounced the government for arresting and dragging them across the country of their love. A long series of resolutions were passed to the intent that they had been unjustly arrested and illy treated, and their property burned and destroyed.



ARTICLE CONCLUDED: APublic opinion seems to be divided as to his insanity. He is either insane or an incarnate fiend. He is now lodged in jail, and great fears are entertained that he will be lynched.@


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 17, 1884.

Fair Notes.

Supt. Kretsinger informs us that everything is in readiness for the great exhibition.

Are you ready for Cowley County=s big exhibition of the grand and good things to be seen there? If not, why not?

The seating capacity of the spectators= stand has been doubled, and will now accomodate 1,500 people.

The secretary claims that the entries in all departments will be double that of last year, over 500 having already been made, and still they come. Remember it costs nothing to enter an article or an animal.

We find by actual count 220 stables, stalls, and pens on the fairgrounds. This affords ample accommodation for all exhibitors of stock. The secretary has the chart--go and make your entries and select your stall.

The directors have set apart Friday, September 26, as children=s day. A special programme will be added for the entertainment of children, and for this day all children under 15 years of age will be admitted free of charge, when accompanied by their parents or guardians. Full particulars for children=s day will be given in our next issue. Telegram.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

J. H. Hilliard is in Kansas City.

M. N. Sinnott was in the city last Saturday.

A. E. Kirkpatrick is visiting relatives in Jewell County.

Mr. Wesley Fouts, of Waynetown, Indiana, is now in the city upon a visit to relatives and friends.

Miss Etta Barnett is again presiding over the central office, having returned last Friday.

WANTED. A man to work around a private house a week or more. Inquire at this office.

Some of the laws proposed by an aspirant for the legislature are unique, to say the least.

John Florer and Ed and Dave Finney were in town last Friday and Saturday, as jolly as ever.

Geo. Wright left for Kansas City last Monday, to attend medical lectures in that city this fall and winter.

The skating rink will be ablaze with light and glory tomorrow night. Don=t fail to go--if you get an invite.

O. P. Houghton returned to the city last Saturday, as advance agent for his immense winter stock of goods.

The lumber for the new Methodist Church at Wichita was set on fire last week and about $200 worth burned.

Applications for the janitorship of the public schools should be addressed at once to Prof. J. C. Weir or Frank J. Hess.

Mike Harkins succeeded in having his clients discharged last week. He says they demurred to the dog, and that settled it.

The jolly miller, Cornelius Mead, returned from New York last week, and is now busy superintending the old reliable Walnut Mills.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Read Fitch & Barron=s specials.

Ad. Goods lower than ever at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. Great Reduction in Fine Laces at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. Full line of Jewelry and a first-class Jeweler at Fitch & Barron=s.

Ad. Don=t forget that Fitch & Barron are selling a great many goods at actual cost.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Eddy has turned himself loose on school books this fall, and now has one side of his store filled with these valuable aids to education.

Mr. J. C. Pickering returned from Wichita last Saturday. He says that aside from the saloons, Arkansas City is a livelier burg than the city of trees.

Father Hubbards are now contesting the palm with the Mother Hubbards. Any man can wear a Father Hubbard by simply neglecting to tuck in his shirt.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Mowry & Sollitt have new specials and a new advertisement in this issue. They have without doubt the finest assortment of lamps and fixtures ever brought to this city.

AD. WE ALWAYS LEAD! We have just received the finest lot of LAMP GOODS ever displayed in Arkansas City, consisting of BRASS LIBRARY LAMPS With or Without Pendants; French Bronze or Ebony and Gold Library Lamps, With Plain or Decorated Shades.

Vase Stand Lamps, fancy decorated Stand Lamps, and a large line of plain glass Stand or Hand Lamps.

We have a complete line of fittings for Lamps, such as Burners, fancy Glass Globes, paper and porcelain Shades, Illuminators, Wicks, Chimneys, Reflectors, and everything, in fact, that you may need to keep your lamps ready for burning.

We also keep a high grade of COAL OIL. Call and see us when needing anything in the above line, or in the way of Drugs, Medicines, etc. MOWRY & SOLLITT, DRUGGISTS.

Ad. Library Lamps. We have the largest line of lamps ever brought to Arkansas City. Mowry & Sollitt.

Ad. WALL PAPER at Mowry & Sollitt=s.

Ad. Paints and Oils. Cheapest place to buy is at Mowry & Sollitt=s drug store.

Ad. Ague. Why shake when a bottle of M. & S. Ague cure will cure you? We guarantee it. Mowry & Sollitt.

Ad. Guaranteed. Every gallon of our paints is guaranteed or money refunded. Mowry & Sollitt, the druggists.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Mr. Isaac Ochs, of Auburn, Indiana, bought through Frank J. Hess, last Monday, R. A. Houghton=s stock of merchandise and will take possession the first of next month.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

MARRIED. On Thursday, September 11, by Rev. Buckner, in this city, Mr. R. A. Lee and Miss Mary Miller. The TRAVELER=s congratulations are extended to the happy couple.

The Geuda Springs News tells us that John Bristow, who lives a few miles south of that city, threshed last week and found his wheat to average over 26 bushels to the acre, and his oats 55 bushels.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Mr. D. Brunswick comes to the front this week with a modest announcement which our readers will do well to study carefully. It requires no comment from us, speaking for itself in no uncertain tone.


Will be opened about Oct. 1, in north room of Commercial Block.

D. BRUNSWICK, The leading Clothier of the Southwest, will exhibit then the largest and best assorted stock of CLOTHING!

GENT=S FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, BOOTS, AND SHOES, From medium to the very finest.

We Play for the Front and Generally Get There, Through sqaure treatment and one price to all.


Fit and Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Wait for us. Respectfully, D. BRUNSWICK.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Messrs. Newman, McLaughlin, and Hess have bought fifty-five acres in the north part of town and are now platting the same into lots. They will immediately erect a half dozen houses on this addition.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

The Kansas City Fat Stock Show association have changed the dates for holding the second annual fat stock show. It will begin on the 25th day of October and end on the 1st day of November. Stockmen will do well to note the change.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Mr. G. C. Alexander arrived in this city from South America, last Monday, and may make this his permanent home. Mr. Alexander was here last March, and since then has traveled over about 25,000 miles of land and water.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Sells Bros. Circus and the Democratic County Convention both show at Winfield next Saturday. It is said the Sells boys are negotiating with the Dems to exhibit them as a sort of side show; but this rumor is not official.




Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Washington and Clay Counties had quite a love feast in their senatorial convention. Wirt Walton was Clay County=s choice, and he withdrew after they had balloted nearly 200 times. We rather looked for Wirt to hold on to the last.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

A meeting of the Osage Live Stock association will be held at Osage Agency on Tuesday, September 30. All persons holding cattle on the Osage and Kaw reservations, whether members of this association or not, are requested to attend this meeting.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

The Aseason@ opens up tomorrow night with a grand ball at the skating rink, to which none will be admitted without an invitation. The rink floor furnishes the best dancing facilities of any floor in the city, and with good music assures a most enjoyable time is guaranteed to those who attend.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

BIRTH. Born to the wife of C. M. Swarts, on Friday morning, September 12, a girl. Charley tried to make us believe she weighed fifteen pounds, could talk the first day, and looked just like her father; but then Charley has not got back to solid earth yet, and his ravings must be taken with a great deal of allowance.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

DIED. Died on Thursday, September 11, Emily, wife of G. W. Childers, aged 40 years and 6 months. The funeral services were held at the house on Friday, Rev. Walker officiating. Deceased leaves a husband and six children to mourn the loss of a wife=s love and mother=s care.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Several ordinances have been drawn up and will be passed upon as soon as Governor Glick quits electioneering long enough to pay some attention to our petition for a charter authorizing us to go into a city of the second class. Glick will have lots of time at his disposal after November 4.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

In the Globe-Democrat=s special from Wichita last Saturday, giving an account of the Oklahoma meeting, is the following sentence: ACapt. Payne was followed by Judge McDonald, of Winfield, one of the most highly respected and able attorneys of South Arkansas.@ This is tough on J. Wade.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Prof. Stewart and family will give a musical entertainment in this city next Friday evening at the opera house. It will consist of cornet, violin, and piano solos, duets, etc., with songs and other specialties. Mr. Stewart is an accomplished musician and will doubtless give a pleasing entertainment.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

The case of the city against Bluebaugh, for selling liquor contrary to law, was dismissed by the city attorney last Monday, there being no ordinance applying to his case. The sheriff, however, immediately took Bluebaugh and friend under his protecting wing, and the county will find something covering their case.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

A private letter from W. F. Dolan & Co., of Atchison, says that A. W. Patterson (our APat@), who is now running for that house, sends in larger orders than any other man in their employ. The Meesrs. Dolan have given A. W. Liberty to go in any or all parts of the state. APat@ is a rustler in anything he underetakes.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Our old friend, W. C. Powell, late of the Indian Territory, was in the city last week, looking all the jollier for his trip East. The gentleman has purchased a ranch in Montgomery County, Kansas, and proposes to devote his time to raising fine stock. He still has a warm spot for the Territory, and will read the TRAVELER each week in his new home.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Mr. G. F. Lowe, of Decatur, Illinois, has been visiting his son, A. G., for several days and is well pleased with Southern Kansas. He has purchased property in Wichita and contemplates making that his home soon after he casts his vote for Blaine and Logan. He says he has six sons living, and they will all vote the straight Republican ticket.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

MARRIED. Cal. Dean, vice president of the Arkansas City Bank, and Miss Lizzie Armstrong were married on Monday of last week, but were successful in keeping the event quiet, even from intimate friends, until Thursday. Though a little late with our congratulations, we wish the estimable bride and groom all the happiness in the world, which they surely merit.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Mr. Punshon, the proprietor of the skating rink, has secured for next week the greatest attraction since the rink was opened, in the person of Mr. Charles L. Franks, the champion skater of Illinois. Mr. Franks can perform 192 different movements on roller skates, and is an artist in every sense of the word. Just what night he will give his exhibition we cannot say, but due notice will be given, and it will be worth going to see.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

That retiring disciple of Cleveland and Democracy, G. A. Perry, was busy last week taking the school census of this city, and during his rounds had various experiences. Timidly knocking at the door of a residence, he accosted the lady who opened it with: AGood morning, madam. I am taking the school census. Have you any children between the ages of 5 and 21 years?@ The lady hesitated a moment and replied: ANo, sir--that is, yes sir; I mean I will have in____@ But George had precipitately fled, not waiting to learn that the lady was expecting her 11-year-old niece from Indiana next week.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Chilocco schools were crowded with visitors and sight-seers last week, keeping Billy Delesdernier busy answering all number of questions propounded by curious strangers. Billy is the most patient man in the world, but after cheerfully assuring his inquisitors that they were in the Indian Territory, that the British government didn=t support these Indians, and that a burly buck carelessly sauntering around in Father Hubbard costume was perfectly harmless, he was almost floored by an old lady who wanted to know how far it was to grass! Verily, it takes all kinds of people to make up a world.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

One of Arkansas City=s Aindependents,@ a tenth-rate legal quack, got full of independent inspiration last Thursday and proceeded to make things interesting about home. He wanted a change, and following the instincts of his gentle nature, he dumped his household furniture into the street and set fire to the same. Report says that he even went so far in his enthusiasm as to pay forcible attention to his wife, handling her very much as though he was practicing for a prize fight with Sullivan. He is a prominent Oklahoma boomer, a conscientious and consistent independent, and a man in every way qualified for the penitentiary.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Miss Loulia Slough is an attorney of Leavenworth, who, while attending court at Wellington last week, hired a porter to bring her a bottle of beer, and then filed a complaint for violation of the prohibitory law. Now nearly all the papers are howling against the deception practiced by Miss Slough. If a male detective had used the same means to ferret out a burglar or murderer, his shrewdness would been been applauded by the parties who are now crying down Miss Slough, and are even so contemptible as to question her character. Strange how righteously indignant some people get when a violator of the prohibitory law is detected and punished. We cannot see that Miss Slough did anything out of the way. The brains that are scheming to evade and violate a law must be met by brains equally shrewd in the effort to maintain law. The man who violates the prohibitory law is entitled to no more protection, so far as the law is concerned, than he who commits theft or murder.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1884.

A Candidate for Tar and Feathers.

E. C. Mason, a low down, villainous sot, went to his home last Monday night a little drunker than usual and beat his ten-year-old boy in a frightful manner. He locked the door so as to prevent his wife from interfering, and then gave his brutal passion full vent. Trom the sounds it was evident that this brute was picking up the lad and throwing him to the floor. His wife, unable to gain admission to the room, started out for assistance from the neighbors, but on her return Mason had cooled down, while the boy lay in a helpless condition on the floor. A look of terror gleamed from his eyes, as though he was afraid to move, and occasionally he would send forth a shriek, as his agony became too great to endure. A doctor was sent for, and pronounced the boy very seriously, if not fatally, injured. He is a mass of bruises from head to foot and fears are entertained that his spinal column is injured.

It was only last Thursday that this man, Mason, was trying to get a man to swear he had never got any liquor from him, in order to shield him from prosecution for violating the liquor law. Our opinion is he would rather break any law than observe it. He is by nature too vile for any community. He ought to be tarred and feathered and hung up by his heels for buzzards= food. No man who will inhumanly treat a woman or a child has any right to mercy or decent treatment, and the sooner Arkansas City is rid of this hyena the better.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.


A Large Delegation Visits the Future Great.

Last Thursday the usual bustle and stir of Arkansas City was increased by the arrival of a small army of Kentuckians--202 in number--who had come to view this land of milk, honey, and prohibition. There were men of all sizes, ages, and dispositions, and as they filed up from the depot they presented an imposing appearance. They rather took our city by surprise, and tried our hotel facilities to the utmost, but a genial Kentuckian never kicks on trifles, and they good naturedly made the best of it. The excursion is the result of Mr. Howland=s enterprise, the real estate firm of Kellogg, Matlack & Howard having sent the latter gentleman east with this purpose in view some weeks since.

As was to be expected, our Kentucky visitors are much pleased with Cowley County and Arkansas City. Many have bought land, others affirm their attention of so doing, and all have spent the past few days visiting the various points of interest in Southern Cowley and the Indian Territory. Their surprise and admiration of the progress made in what they have been taught to consider a new, if not wild, country are freely expressed. The real estate firm of Kellogg, Matlack & Howard deserve credit for this stroke of enterprise, as it will undoubtedly be the means of bringing many newcomers into this section.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Mrs. Mary E. Sturgeon, of Kansas City, has been in the city for several days in the interests of Messrs. Hubbard Bros., the well known publishers. She is well pleased with the business outlook for Arkansas City; as a result, she will make her headquarters here in the future, having for her field of work the surrounding counties. Mrs. Sturgeon is a most agreeable lady, and we trust her work will be crowned with success.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Waite=s Union Square company will be here on the 22nd, we understand. This is the company that opened our opera house last fall, and gave such general satisfaction. They are everywhere spoken of in equally high terms this season and will doubtless be favored with a like liberal partonage.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.


KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Go to Eddy=s for School Books.

CHILDREN! CHILDREN! Go to Eddy=s for School Books.

LARGEST AND FINEST Assortment of School Books in the State at Eddy=s.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Ad. I want to sell 40 acres of my farm. It is one mile and a half north of the city; there are 28 acres under plow (now in corn), the rest hay meadow. There is a good stone quarry on the Aforty.@ Also to sell 10 desirable city lots and a cow and calf. Call on Dr. John Alexander=s office, North Summit Street.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 24, 1884.


There will be a grand Republican rally for Southern Kansas at Winfield, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13. Senator John J. Ingalls, Hon. John A. Martin, Hon. H. W. Perkins, and other distinguished speakers will be present. A grand torchlight procession, fireworks, and other attractions will be exhibited in the evening. Music by the Courier Cornet Band and by the Blaine and Logan Glee Club. Let every Republican in Cowley County prepare to attend. W. J. WILSON, Chairman County Committee.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 24, 1884.


A national convention of stockmen is to be held in St. Louis on the 17th of next November, for the purpose of organizing a National Cattle Growers= Association. It will be by far the largest and most significant gathering of its kind ever held in this or any other country. English capitalists, who have immense sums invested in the stock ranches of this country, will be in attendance at this convention, for which purpose the Guion steamship line will make a 10 percent reduction for ocean fare in their favor, which is five percent better than the rate given to the scientists that assembled in Montreal two weeks ago. Australian stockmen have also sent for particulars, and even from that far-off land there will be a generous representation. Mexico and Canada will each send a large number of delegates, while over 600 delegates will represent the great stock interests of the United States, which seems to indicate that fully 10,000 people will be attracted to St. Louis during the session of the convention. Every stock association in Western United States has regularly elected delegates. Our neighbors, the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association, will be represented by the following gentlemen: John A. Blair, J. L. McAtee, Arthur Gorham, J. W. Hamilton, W. P. Herring, E. M. Hewins, R. W. Phillips, Maj. A. Drumm, Edwin C. Wilson, A. J. Day, Oliver Ewell, Tom Hutton, Ben S. Miller, John Stotler,

E. W. Spencer, W. C. Qunlan, M. H. Bennett, L. B. Wilson, S. Tuttle, P. C. Wyeth, and Chas. H. Eldred. Among those who have already sent in their lists of delegates are:

Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association.

Western Kansas Stock Growers= Association.

Wyoming Stock Growers= Association.

Cheyenne and Arapahoe Live Stock Association.

Northwest Texas Cattle Raisers= Association.

Colorado Cattle Growers= Association.

Central New Mexico Cattle Growers= Association.

Northern New Mexico Cattle Growers= Association.

Lincoln County (New Mexico) Stock Association.

Nevada Live Stock Association.

Eastern Nevada Live Stock Association.

Panhandle Live Stock Association.

Wagon Mound Live Stock Association.

New Mexico Stock Growers= Association.

Barber County Stock Growers= Association.

Montana Stock Growers= Association.

All stockmen who can so arrange it will find it to their interests to attend the national convention at St. Louis.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 24, 1884.


Our Democratic friends outdid the Republicans in the way of wrangling last Saturday at their county convention. The disturbance has all grown out of the independent move, and Mr. Schiffbauer=s determination to capture the Democratic endorsement, which has been resented by the better class of Democrats, whose leader is Judge Pyburn. The factional feeling ran so high that on last Thursday two primaries were held and two sets of delegates sent to Winfield, which of course carried the fight into the county convention. The committee on credentials, anxious for Aharmony,@ reported in favor of admitting three from each delegation, but Judge Pyburn very naturally refused any such compromise, justly claiming that all his men were entitled to seats, or none of them were. By a vote of the convention then, Pyburn=s delegation was admitted, the vote being nearly unanimous. For reasons of its own, the convention afterward concluded to adjourn until Saturday, October 4.

Of course, this fight is none of our funeral, and is only a matter of secondary interest to Republicans, but we will say that in our opinion Judge Pyburn and his friends are making a commendable fight for Democratic principles. It is worse than childish to accuse the judge of not being interested in Democratic success. He is a life-long Democrat, and enjoys the singular prominence of being a thoroughly upright and honorable man. Nothing would make him feel more complacent than to see every officer in the land a Democrat. But he and his friends are opposed to furthering Mr. Schiffbauer=s private plans for the very good reason that Mr. Schiffbauer not only does not represent a single Democratic principle, but he does not represent any other well defined principle. He simply wants the office, and means to have it if scheming will accomplish it. The simon-pure Democrats want a Democratic candidate, and want to see him elected. The other fellows are engaged in a go-as-you-please race for Schiffbauer, and not one of them can give a good and sufficient reason why he should be elected. The vexed question will be passed upon next Monday, when the Democratic district convention will be held in this city, and after which we will proceed to snow under all opponents to the Republican candidate.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

L. J. Miles of Osage Agency was in the city last week.

J. H. Sherburne and wife spent several days in the city last week.

A dancing club should be organized for the season of 1884 and 1885.

Charley Schiffbauer and wife returned from Kansas City last Monday.

Mrs. James A. Foss returned from Maine last week, where she has been during the long heated term.

The case against Blubaugh for selling liquor was dismissed by the county attorney last week.

H. P. Farrar returned from Maine last Wednesday, accompanied by Mr. Hinckley, of Portland.

The ladies of the Baptist society will give a basket support at Mrs. A. B. Gray=s on Friday of this week.

Frank Hess has a marriage license for sale cheap. He might be induced to give it with a lot, in McLaughlin=s new addition. Anything to sell a lot, you know.

Kendall Smith returned from the granite hills of New Hampshire last Friday. K. F. says no one would mistrust that Cleveland was running in that part of the country.

Rev. Fleming will leave next Monday for Eldorado to attend the Presbytery, after which he goes to Parsons to attend the Presbyterian synod. He will be absent the entire week.

Frank Jones, who created such a sensation in Wellington recently by evincing a desire to shoot everybody, has quited down. The citizens hung him to a plank on Monday of last week.




Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Messrs. Geo. E. Hasie and E. M. Ford left for Hunnewell yesterday, their object being to purchase stock for the Clyde Live Stock Association, of which Mr. Hasie is a prime mover.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

LOST. Between Rev. Fleming=s residence and the post office, a bunch of keys, of no use to anyone but the owner. The finder will confer a favor by leaving the same at the post office.

MARRIED. On September 21, 1884, at the residence of Wm. Conaway, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, David R. Baird and Miss Linda E. Conaway. Peace, prosperity, and happiness go with them.

Rev. Fleming preached two sermons, taught a class in Sabbath School, married a couple in Bolton Township and another couple in Northwest Creswell, last Sunday. A good day=s work truly.

Youngheim & Co., will keep shouting away at the public and showing up their inducements to customers. Like Banquo=s ghost, they will not down, but are always in front with good bargains.

The officers of the United States Court at Wichita say that Capt. Rarick is the best United States marshal in this district, having more cases than any two others. Cap is very much of a daisy in his line.

The Equal Suffrage society will meet at the residence of Mrs.

J. P. Johnson on Wednesday, September 24, at 3:30 o=clock p.m.

The Choral Society of Arkansas City, we are informed, will shortly be convened for the purpose of making arrangements for the coming winter. Due notice will be given in the TRAVELER of date of meeting.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Stockmen should not forget the meeting to be held at Osage Agency next Tuesday. Every man holding cattle on Osage or Kaw reservations, whether a member of the Osage Live Stock Association or not, is requested to be present. The proceedings will be of interest to all.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Grandma Hartsock left for Colorado yesterday, where she intends to make her future home with her sons, Jasper and Boone. Her many old friends wish her a pleasant trip and much happiness in her Western home.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Read Doney, Smith & Co.=s special notice. These gentlemen have now in operation a first-class brick yard, the only in this vicinity using coal. They are from Kansas City and have had much experience in this business.

Ad. Brick. We want everybody to know that they can get nice red brick at the new brick yard at Harmon=s Ford, on and after September 28. DONEY, SMITH & CO.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Arkansas City, although a city of the second class, will not be detached from Creswell Township until January 1, 1885. If we keep on growing, by that time another proclamation will be in order, declaring us a city of the first class.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

The AArcade,@ the most popular restaurant in the city, has been purchased by Charles McWilliams. Charley has been the mainspring of this institution ever since he was first connected with it, and now as proprietor, will make it even a more popular resort.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Baptist Services.

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


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Eddy has taken a new departure. All parties leaving prescriptions to be called for are now furnished with a numbered check; the prescription is likewise numbered, thus preventing all possibility of mistakes occurring, such as getting hold of the wrong package, etc.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

AThe Boston Bankrupt Clothing Store,@ is the latest acquisition in our business circles, and this week announces its intention of opening next Saturday with a full line of clothing at ruinously low prices. Mr. Hable, the manager, means business, and will make it worthwhile for people to visit the old Childers= stand.

BIG AD. IT PAYS TO WAIT. LOOK OUT FOR SATURDAY. Grand Opening of the Boston Bankrupt Clothing Co., IN THE CHILDERS BUILDING, Near WINDSOR HOTEL. A. Hable, Manager.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

A Stroke of Enterprise.

MARRIED. Frank H. Brown and Miss Hannah M. Ramage, living between here and Constant, were married last Thursday afternoon at the residence of the bride=s brother, G. W. Ramage. Republican.

The worthy twain were made one on Sunday, September 21, by Rev. S. B. Fleming. Our congratulations are extended.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Some parties, in whose eyes the law had no terror, broke into Martin & Werden=s drug store Sunday night, and stole about sixty dollars worth of whiskey and brandy. They broke in at the back window, and went out at the side door. From Smith & Hildebrand=s cellar, they helped themselves to six jugs, into which they transferred some of the Aslush.@ The thieves cannot keep so much whiskey on board very long without it leaking out, when they will be nabbed and made to suffer. Udall Sentinel.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

An item of great annoyance at the Commercial and Hasie blocks is the persistency with which loafers and outside parties desire to converse with the carpenters and others employed thereon. It must be remembered that when fifty men are at work, a few minutes from each man amounts to considerable in the aggregate to the employers, who should not be blamed for desiring outsiders to wait until after business hours before talking with the laborers. If you haven=t any business there, before you go into the building, look out for notices.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

C. M. Scott and Frank Hess, while wandering around in Winfield last Friday, began Abantering@ each other about taking out a marriage license, Ajust for the fun of the thing,@ you know. Neither would back down, and the result is each has a license. Frank thought he had a pretty good joke on Scott until he learned that C. M. Scott had made up his mind not to waste that two-dollar certificate, but to go ahead and get married within the time allowed by law, and now F. J. Hess begins to think that after all it was a job set up by Scott. The trouble with Frank is that the other half of his license lives in a state over which that paper has no jurisdiction; and just what to do with is is a puzzle.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Just a Trifle Cheeky.

That Cowley=s fame is abroad in the East was confirmed last Thursday when the Santa Fe train came rolling in with two hundred and seventy-five excursionists from AOld Kaintuck.@ The excursion was inaugurated at Hustonville, Kentucky, and was brought about through a railway war, bringing the round trip fare down to nine dollars. Over four hundred started for Kansas, the number given above headed straight for Cowley. Winfield was flooded with excursionists Thursday, and our real estate men were kept busy showing up our attractions. The visitors Atook in@ different parts of the country, all Arounding up@ on Friday at Arkansas City for a visit into the famed Indian Territory. Hotels everywhere were chuck full. After a few days in Cowley, the excursionists moved on to Harper and other counties, but not without having made a number of investments here. Winfield Courier.

Well, the above is rich, and no mistake, and much further from the truth than our friend up in the swamp usually wanders. This excursion, as we said last week, was due solely to the work and enterprise of J. L. Howard, of this city. His Astubs@ from the railroad company show that exactly 422 tickets were sold, of which number 202 were issued to Arkansas City and return, the rest going to Harper. Winfield=s first intimation of the excursion was on the Thursday named, when the entire train load of 202 passed by the deserted creamery for Arkansas City, not one stopping at our county seat village. The large excursion bills, which were distributed all about the neighborhood of Hustonville, Kentucky, made no mention of Winfield. It was to Arkansas City, the liveliest city in Southern Kansas, that the people were invited. There is something worth seeing down here. As a matter of fact, a few of the excursionists did hear of Winfield in the course of a day or two, and paid our neighbors a visit, which of course somewhat disturbed the usual quiet of that sequestered spot, but one and all left, firm in the belief that Arkansas City was the most enterprising, flourishing city they had ever seen. As an instance of the good done by this excursion, we cite the fact that Kellogg, Matlack & Howard made nineteen contracts with the blue grass sons, ranging from $1,000 to $12,000 each. This is the simple truth, much as the Winfield papers dislike to admit it.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

McLaughlin=s Addition.

This, the latest addition to Arkansas City, is bound to be the most popular one. The proprietors of the enterprise are now busy setting out trees, grading streets, and otherwise making it a most desirable property. That they mean business is evidenced by the fact that the lots will be sold on one, two, and three years= time to parties who will build thereon, and money will even be furnished where necessary in order to build up this beautiful addition. The tract contains 350 lots, many of which have already been sold, guaranteeing its success.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Sudden Death.

DIED. Last Sunday morning, September 21, 1884, Mr. Wm. Rhineart, residing in the northwest part of town, died very suddenly of heart disease, in the 68th year of his age. The deceased had enjoyed excellent health up to the time of his taking off, and on Sunday morning ate a hearty breakfast, lit a cigar, and took a chair upon the porch, when he suddenly felt faint, got up and started to go in the house, but fell down and instantly expired without a word. The funeral took place the following day in the presence of sorrowing relatives and friends.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Fair Notes.

Capt. Siverd, as manager of the police force, will keep everything running right.

The new addition to the ampitheatre raises its seating capacity to 900.

Thursday will be AWinfield day.@ On that day Winfield will turn out en masse.

The famous trotters, AJoe Young@ and AFred Douglas,@ will take part in the free-for-all Friday.

The space between the two wings of the ampitheatre has been enclosed and gives lots of additional room.

Mr. Wesley Paris has taken the contract to keep the grounds sprinkled and the dust down, and has fitted up all his wagons and teams with which to do this work.

The gold badge for the champion bycicler at the fair is now on exhibition at M. A. Boyer=s jewelry store. It is a beauty and will be a most beautiful trophy. The race for it comes off on Thursday afternoon and will be contested by ten uniformed riders. This race will be one of the most novel and interesting of the fair Courier.

[Note: Paper showed Abycicler@...could be a typo. Should we correct to show bicycler????]


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Telephone Exchange.


Y. M. Ayres= Mill 142

V. M. Ayres= Store 131

Arkansas City Bank

A T & S F Depot

A. V. Alexander & Co.

Frank Beall=s residence

Braden=s stable

G. W. Cunningham=s office

G. W. Cunningham=s residence

Cowley County Bank

Democrat office

E. D. Eddy=s drug store

E. D. Eddy=s residence

Geuda Springs

Dr. Grimes= office and residence

J. W. Hutchison & Sons=

J. L. Huey=s residence

Kroenert & Austin

Kellogg, Matlack & Howard

Leland Hotel

Landes, Beall & Co.=s Mill

Landes, Beall & Co.=s Office

John Landes= residence

Mowry & Sollitt

W. D. Mowry=s residence

S. Matlack

W. G. Miller & Co. (Blacksmith)

A. A. Newman & Co.

A. A. Newman=s residence

A. J. Pyburn=s office

Republican office

Speers= Mill

Searing & Mead=s Mill

Searing & Mead=s Office

H. P. Standley=s residence

N. T. Snyder=s residence

Traveler Office


Windsor Hotel

Messages can be sent at night and on Sundays as follows:

To Winfield from N. T. Snyder=s residence.

To Geuda Springs from Leland Hotel.

Subscribers will please cut this out and paste up in a conspicuous place.

Telephone charges are for five minutes= conversation as follows:

To Winfield: 25 cents

To Geuda Springs: 25 cents

Messenger Service: 15 cents

City limits: 10 cents

N. T. SNYDER, Manager.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Governor=s Proclamation.



TOPEKA, September 10, 1881

WHEREAS, It appears from a certificate from the mayor and city council of the city of Arkansas City, in the county of Cowley and state of Kansas, duly authenticated by the clerk of said city under the seal thereof, and bearing the date of the 8th day of September

A.D. 1884, which has this day been duly filed in this department, that the said city has attained a population of over two thousand and not exceeding fifteen thousand, and

WHEREAS, The mayor and city council of the city of Arkansas City have made and transmitted to the undersigned an accurate description by meets and bounds of all the lands included in the limits of said city, and the addition thereto to-wit:



Beginning at the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of section twenty-five (25), township thirty-four (34) south of range three (3) east, running thence south three hundred and twenty (320) rods, running thence east one hundred and sixty (160) rods, thence south seven hundred and twenty-one (721) feet, thence east two hundred and eighty (280) feet, thence south six hundred and twenty-five (625) feet, thence east nine hundred and sixty-two and one-half (962-1/2) feet, thence north thirteen hundred and fifty-one (1351), thence east one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet, thence south one thousand and fifty-four (1054) feet, thence east four hundred and two (402) feet, thence south two hundred and sixty-six (266) feet, thence east seven hundred and twenty-two (722) feet, thence north six hundred and ninety (690) feet, thence west seven hundred and twenty-two (722) feet, thence north three hundred and twenty (320) rods, thence west one hundred and twenty (120) rods, etc.


NOW THEREFORE, I, G. W. Glick, governor of the state of Kansas, in pursuance of the statutes in such case made and provided, do hereby declare and proclaim the said city or Akansas City, in said county of Cowley and state of Kansas, a city of the second class, subject to the provisions of an act entitled:

AAn act to incorporate citizens of the second-class, and to repeal all acts relating thereto.@ Approved February 8, 1872.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused to be affixed the great seal of the state.

[SEAL] Done at the city of Topeka, this 10th day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and ninth, and of the twenty-fourth year of the state.


By the Governor

JAMES SMITH, Secretary of State.


Assistant Secretary of State.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Ad. Corn! Corn! Corn! I want to contract 18,000 bushels of corn in the crib where it stands, or to be delivered on my ranch on Otter Creek, 12 miles east of Arkansas City, and 2,500 bushels at Scott & Topliff=s sheep ranch, 7 miles southeast of Arkansas City, on which I will make advance payments. C. M. SCOTT.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Ad. OYSTERS! RAW, STEWED, AND FRIED. Meals at all hours. Come once, come always! St. Louis Restaurant.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

A CORRECTION. The notice that appeared in one of the city papers last week, stating that Messrs. Kroenert & Austin would not handle Landes, Beall & Co.=s flour, is hereby rescinded, the latter gentlemen being convinced that they were misinformed in the premises. Messrs. Kroenert & Austin will henceforth carry all brands of our flour.



Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Ad. 3 furnished rooms to rent. Apply at this office.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 1, 1884.

The Democratic Nominee.

The Democrats, in nominating Mr. Harkleroad, selected a man who, if weaker than Mr. Pyburn, is equally honorable and upright, and one who should draw every Democratic vote. Our opposition to him is based solely on his politics because of the principles he represents and must vote for. That he is a strong Democrat there is no deyning, that his character is spotless is also true. The issue is now simply between the principles each candidate represents, and the result should prove the political complexion of this district beyond doubt.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 1, 1884.


Whatever may be the actual facts in the case, and while we believe rumor has magnified them considerably, it is nevertheless true that a few Republicans in Arkansas City have signified their intention to vote against Mr. L. P. King, Republican candidate for the legislature, and in favor of the Democratic or independent candidate--for what reason? Simply because Mr. King does not live in Arkansas City, or has not done all his trading at this point--because he is not known by every businessman in the city. It has even been asserted that Republicans were very desirous of bringing out Mr. Pyburn and electing him, so that our city should have the representative. This is not true, but it shows to what extent rumor will go, and in the light of Arkansas City=s political history, it has considerable weight with the outside townships.

We do not hesitate to say that any defection in the Republican ranks of Arkansas City this fall will be more serious in its results than is generally believed. It is a fact that in times past Arkansas City has frequently thrown aside party allegiance and elected men solely on their claims to interest in the city. This was all well enough when the Republican party sought to elect unworthy men, as in the instances when Judge Pyburn was made county attorney and state senator, but we have carried this feeling too far in more than one instance.

Arkansas City slaughtered A. A. Wiley, for which Silverdale, Spring Creek, and Cedar Townships still entertain a feeling of resentment toward us. Arkansas City beat Harbaugh for commissioner, which has strained Pleasant Valley=s friendship. As soon as Mitchell was thought to have more interest outside of Arkansas City than in it, the city did its best to beat him. And now if we follow up this record by defeating King, Arkansas City will simply stand alone, advertised as caring for nothing outside of its city limits, and courting the opposition and enmity of the county at large.

Now, can we afford to do this? Is Republicanism here to mean nothing more than Arkansas Cityism? True, we are growing, and growing rapidly, but we are not yet able to get along entirely independent of the county. In the event of a railroad fight, we are keen enough to send our men into Beaver, Bolton, Silverdale, Spring Creek, Cedar, and Liberty Townships to coax, argue, and plead with the farmers to stand by Southern Cowley; but a great many farmers are beginning to think that we are not so completely carried away by Southern Cowley as we are bound up in Arkansas City, and two or three election returns bear them out in their convictions.

We have today petitions in circulation in this city praying the county commissioners to submit to Cowley=s voters a proposition for the county to purchase the three bridges now owned by Creswell and Bolton Townships. Will the county commissioners act on this before the general election? If Arkansas City, with its Republican majority, defeats King, is anyone foolish enough to suppose the county will help take this bridge burden from our shoulders? In the coming years we may frequently desire to call on the county at large for aid. The county is Republican; so is Arkansas City; and if we do not show a reasonable degree of fairness in politics, we cannot blame the rest of the county for working against us in matters purely local.

Another item is that of prohibition. Three-fourths of our businessmen are prohibitionists and opposed to resubmission. At least, they claim to be such, and the opportunity for proof now presents itself. Does any man suppose that any independent or Democrat will vote against resubmission? Now, if you want prohibition, who will be most likely to aid you--a Republican, Democrat, or an independent? This is the issue all over Kansas. In every instance the Democratic candidate is instructed for resubmission; in some instances resubmission Republicans will be elected. The plain truth is the chances for and against resubmission will be pretty equally divided in our next legislature, and wherever temperance people can elect their man, they should do it. We can safely trust the farmers with this question, but will every prohibition businessman in Arkansas City have the courage of his convictions and vote for L. P. King? No man is stronger than his party, and it is folly to look to a Democrat, however respectable, upright, and honorable he may be, to vote against his party. Many good men are opposed to the prohibition law, but those in favor of it cannot trust their interests to such men. It is the man=s vote you must take into consideration; not the man himself, nor how many dollars he spends in Arkansas City.

Still another and most important question is that of United States Senator. There is little or no political significance in such offices as sheriff, county, attorney, county clerk, and the like; they are merely offices which must be filled, and are usually given to those who have been most willing to work for a party=s interests, and who are sufficiently qualified. But a vote for state senator or representative is a vote that directly influences the political complexion of the United States. To use a common phrase, we pull the trigger here and the report is heard in Washington. Do we want to run the risk of a combination next winter that may send Glick to the United States Senate? In the event of such a thing being possible--and stranger things have happened--is there a Democrat in Kansas who could resist the party pressure brought to bear upon him and withhold his support from Glick? Democrats are not fools, though very knavish.

There is no reason for any good Republican refusing to support Mr. King. He was fairly nominated; he is an honorable, intelligent farmer and school teacher, with the esteem and respect of his entire township without regard to politics; he is a staunch Republican, and for fourteen years has done as much as any one man to make Cowley what she is as an agricultural country. There are only two questions of importance to be acted upon in the next legislator--prohibition and United States Senator. Let every Republican ask and answer the question: AWho will best represent my views on these points?@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

The Ahoods@ got pretty badly left last Saturday.

Go to the social tonight at Mrs. Benedict=s.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Who will catch the greased pig tonight at the skating rink?

BIRTH. Born to H. A. Thompson and wife, on Thursday, September 25, an eight pound girl.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Punshon is giving away furniture or almost giving it away. Read his new ad. In this issue.

AD. FURNITURE! For the next 30 days AT COST! TO CLOSE OUT. This is a fact. Come and see for yourself. J. H. PUNSHON.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Geo. A. Eddy, of Leavenworth, was in the city last week visiting his brother, the pioneer druggist.

The local editor of the Cheyenn Transporter will visit Arkansas City this month. Another good man gone.

Miss Cora Thompson left for Manhattan, Kansas, last Friday, where she will attend school the coming winter.

N. T. Snyder leaves today for the East to lay in a stock of staionery for the new post office book and news firm.

Bob Fitzpartick has purchased four lots in McLaughlin=s addition and will build a $1,000 residence at once.

Our next representative, L. P. King, has been in the city this week, making the acquaintance of his constituents.

Miss L. Mann left for Monmouth, Kansas, Monday afternoon, where she will visit friends and relatives for several weeks.

Two or three personal friends are hoping the train will be in on time the rest of this week. May the Lord have mercy on their souls.

W. D. Murdock, the genial and popular general traveling passenger agent of the Chicago and Alton railroad, was in the city last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Weatherholt, of East Bolton, start today for a visit in Tobinsport, Indiana, and will visit friends in Louisville, Kentucky, before returning, in about two months.

The United Brethren Church at Constant will be dedicated on Saturday, October 12. The dedicatory sermon will be delivered by the president of Lane University.

T. J. Gilbert has shipped two car loads of cattle to Kansas City this week; G. L. Kirkpatrick shipped four; and Ira Barnett has shipped two cars of cattle and one of hogs.

Mrs. H. Ingram and Mrs. C. Berger left lastt week for Darlington, Indian Territory, where they have been employed as matrons in the Arapahoe Indian schools. They are both competent instructors.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Supt. Nickerson, of the Santa Fe, and C. W. Waggoner, special agent of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad, were in the city last Wednesday, figuring on hauling our open trains.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Newman, McLaughlin, and Hess are having about two miles of street graded on their new addition. They are contracting to have trees set out on the whole addition. This will be a great improvement to the town.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Mr. Alfred Pruden, Sr., of Dayton, Ohio, has our thanks for Cincinnati papers. The Pruden family, though now residents of Ohio=s handsomest city, have never lost their feeling of friendship for sunny Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Mrs. H. F. Parks has a Brussels carpet and other pieces of furniture which she wishes to dispose of and which can be obtained for a very reasonable sum by applying at the residence of Dr. Parks in Leonard=s addition.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Herman Wyckoff returned from an extended visit in the Empire state last Friday, looking much improved by his vacation. Herman says he saw Cleveland while in New York--at some fat stock show probably.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

There will be a social given at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Benedict this evening. A cordial invitation is given to all to come and participate in the enjoyments. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

The Caldwell Driving Park association holds its first annual exhibition next week, commencing on Monday and closing on Wednesday. The premiums are liberal, and the exhibition gives every promise of being a success.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

There will be a dance tomorrow night at the Highland Hall, under the auspices of the ladies of Arkansas City. This guarantees its success, as the ladies never fail in an undertaking (bless >em). A good caller and good music have been secured, and a good time is the inevitable result.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Geo. A. Perry and B.[?] U. Hess are going to scour the country as district agents for the Home Insurance Company, with assets at $7,500,000--that is, the company has this amount of money. The farmer who can withstand George=s pleading and winning ways--his Aconversational persistency@--don=t need any insurance.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

In the sheep industry of Kansas, Cowley County shows the greatest increase for the past year, our gain being 26,000 head. Sumner County shows her hoggish propensities by rolling up the largest increase in swine--73,774 head. No two counties in the state can equal Cowley and Sumner in general prosperity.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Everybody in the country remembers Danford, the Caldwell banker, who stole a pile of money from his depositors a few years since. He has again come before the public, this time at Cheney, Washington Territory, where he stole $20,000, and skipped out to Victoria, B. C., from which place he openly defies his victims. He ought to be hung.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

The Burden Republican rally on Monday was a glorious success, over 2,500 people participating. A pole 120 feet high was raised, and speeches were made by Messrs. Jennings, Asp, and Tansey. Music for the occasion was furnished by the Winfield Glee Club. We need just such a rally in this section, and should take steps to secure it by turning out tonight.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. Alexander gave them a hearty surprise last week, on the 21st. The occasion was the twentieth anniversary of the doctor=s marriage, when the old settlers gathered at his home and presented the worthy pair with a handsome china set. The doctor and his wife are as grateful as they were surprised at this generous testimonial of friendship.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

A Dutchman, a restaurant keeper, and a cook came before Judge Kreamer last Saturday for the adjustment of grievances resulting from a friendly fight the previous night. The merits of the case were somewhat complicated, and AHizzoner@ struck an average by fining all of them. Now the Dutchman thinks the damages for his head, Avich vas broke,@ came in on the wrong side.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Mr. J. H. Sherburne came very near losing a horse on the Arkansas River Bridge south of town, last Sunday night. The floor of this bridge is literally full of holes, through one of which Mr. Sherburne=s horse fell, and it was only by careful work that the animal was saved. Our township trustee should make it his business to look after this bridge, and it ought to be fixed with some idea to permanency.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

It was rumored in town this morning that Dan Ainsworth, of Newton, who went off with the notorious Danford to start a bank in Washington territory, and which bank had promptly failed, had been hung by a mob of swindled depositors. We can=t understand how these people could be so green as to be picked up after J. M. Steele, of this city, published a full history of Danford=s doings in Kansas. Wichita Eagle.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

School has been postponed for a week in order to make better arrangements for accommodating the large number of pupils. The directors are doing everything in their power to take care of the children, but the increase is so large that it necessarily will make some delay and inconvenience until the new building is completed, which will be about November 1. An effort will be made to secure the opera house until that time. All is needed is a little patience, and everything will be lovely in a few weeks.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Charles Franks, Illinois= champion roller skater, drew a large crowd at the skating rink last Saturday night, and gave a very interesting performance. His skating was a marvel of ease, grace, and dexterity, eliciting much applause. Tonight the rink will give a novel entertainment. A greased pig, weighing about 100 pounds, will be turned loose on the floor and given to the skater fortunate enough to catch him. Only four skaters will be allowed to enter in the contest. It will furnish fun for the spectators.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Republicans, Attention!

The members of the Blaine and Logan club of Creswell Township and all interested Republicans are earnestly requested to meet at Bonsall=s office this evening at 8 o=clock, sharp, to organize for the purpose of visiting Winfield on the 13th, and to make arrangements for the grand rally to be held in Arkansas City on October 14.

L. E. WOODEN, Chairman, Township Central Committee.

C. T. ATKINSON, Chairman, Blaine and Logan Club.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Arkansas City Woolen Manufacturing Company.

A meeting of the stockholders in the above enterprise was held in the Cowley County Bank Monday evening, and a stock company formed for the purpose of erecting and operating a woolen mill on our canal. The capital stock is $40,000. Mr. J. H. Gordon, who with Mr. Sanborn visited this city a few weeks since in the interest of a woolen mill, has been here about two weeks talking up the matter, and left yesterday morning for his home in Missouri. A charter for the company will be secured at once. The stockholders in this enterprise comprise our most solid businessmen. The directors for the first year are James Hill, J. H. Gordon, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, W. M. Sleeth,

A. A. Newman, and T. H. McLaughlin. The work will be pushed as rapidly as possible, and in a few months the busy hum of our woolen mill will be heard by the finest water power in the state, furnishing employment to more than forty operatives and starting Arkansas City firmly on the road as a manufacturing city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.


C. M. Scott is credited with being the first man who had the nerve to start a paper in the Arkansas valley. Atchison Champion.

The above is true in a certain extent. Mr. M. G. Mains, of Emporia, owned the material for the first paper in the Arkansas valley--The TRAVELER--and his name appeared as publisher, though C. M. Scott, as local editor, was editor, manager, foreman, and compositor. We doubt if any paper in Kansas was started under greater difficulties than was the TRAVELER. The first number was issued August 24, 1870, since which time but two issues have been missed, and these in early days when high water cut off communication with the outside world, and the stock of paper had given out. Everything came by stage from Emporia, 150 miles distant, and many times when the swollen streams made it impossible to come by way of Winfield, the plucky stage driver, interested in the dissemination of knowledge, would take the TRAVELER=s paper on a buckboard and come jogging down on the east side of the Walnut to Harmon=s ford, where he was met by the office boys in a boat, who took charge of the paper and carried it on their backs to town. The office stood on the same corner it now does, and consisted of the sides and rafters of a building with no floor and but an indifferent roof. A tent was stretched overhead inside the building to keep the boys and material dry in wet weather, but in fair weather the cases were moved out into the open air. More than once a sudden dash of rain would fill the Aboxes@ with water, which of course could not be emptied out, and so the boys had recourse to straws, through which they sucked the superfluous fluid. (Whether this was the only manner in which the old TRAVELER force imbibed water, Capt. Scott fails to say.) During that long and cold winter of 1870-71 the boys slept in the well ventilated office, all rolled up together in blankets, while the beautiful snow silently and softly covered their slumbering frames with a mantle white and pure as were the fancies flitting through their dreaming brains; covered press, type cases and stones; wood box, saw-buck, and ax. In addition to this the boys Akept bachelors= hall,@ and cheerfully boiled beans and roller composition on top of a rickety stove, and baked bread on the hot coals. True, there was a hotel. Uncle Dick Woolsey presided over what is now known as the Central Avenue; but provender was an uncertain quantity in those days. Sometimes the beans were short, then it was the corn-bread; and again Uncle Dick would become so engrossed in descanting to a stranger upon the wonderful possibilities of Southern Kansas as to entirely forget to order more bacon. So the boys Abached,@ and reveled in the luxury of Sunday hotel dinners.

Indians were plenty--outnumbering the whites ten to one. What is now our well graded Summit Street, with its twelve-foot stone sidewalks, was then a narrow path through grass three feet high; and for a few months an Indian=s right to this path was not questioned by white intruders. One day a TRAVELER Ahead rule@ was missing, and the most careful search failing to bring it to light, for three weeks the paper was issued without this desirable adjunct to its neat appearance, when a swarthy son of the forest was seen with the long brass ornament dangling from his neck, and was persuaded to give up his trophy.

Many such instances might be cited; many stories told that would sound strange and curious in the light of our present advancement and civilization; but the foregoing gives a fair idea of the experiences in those days, not only of the TRAVELER, but of the handful of businessmen who laid the foundation for this prosperous city. Thanks to the men Awho had the nerve to start the first paper in the Arkansas valley,@ and to those who have so liberally patronized it from the beginning, the TRAVELER is now well on in its fifteenth year, more prosperous than ever, and Arkansas City is truly queen of the border--a city of education, refinement, and enterprise, and growing faster than any two cities in Southern Kansas.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.


The Democrats and Independents Meet and Nominate.

Last Monday was a political red letter day for Arkansas City, two conventions holding forth at the same time.

The Democratic Convention

for placing in nomination a candidate for representative from this district met in the opera house at 11 a.m., and effected a temporary organization by electing Amos Walton chairman and E. G. Gage secretary. After appointing the various committees, adjournment was taken until 1 p.m. In the afternoon the temporary organization was sustained. The committee on resolutions reported the following.

It is hereby declared that we accept the platform of the national Democratic party and the candidates thereon.

Further, that the state Democratic platform embodies our views and the candidates named upon it are worthy of our support and work.

Further, that justice to the people of Kansas demands a fair and square resubmission of the constitutional amendment to the end that it may be settled forever as to the question of prohibition.

Resolved, That the arrest of persons at Rock Falls, in the Indian Territory, by the military authorities, without due process of law, and taking them beyond the jurisdiction of the court of said district, is an outrage upon humanity, and is an usurpation unwarranted by the letter or spirit of our constitution and dangerous to personal liberty.

An informal ballot for representative was then taken, resulting in 18 votes for I. D. Harkleroad and 16 for A. J. Pyburn. Mr. Pyburn rose and disclaimed any desire for the office, advising the convention to nominate Mr. Harkleroad by acclamation. A vote was then taken by townships and Mr. Harkleroad was nominated by a vote of 22 to 15. The nomination was then made unanimous, after which a central committee was elected and the convention adjourned.

The APeople=s@ Convention.

This convention met in the city council rooms at 10:30 a.m., in pursuance to call made by the committee, and organized by electing

T. J. Sweeny chairman and J. B. Walker secretary.

Mr. A. C. Williams stated the object of the meeting was to nominate a people=s candidate for representative from this district. He was followed by Col. Neff, after which the convention adjourned to 1 p.m.

Upon reassembling the chairman made some remarks in regard to the object of the meeting for the benefit of parties who were not present during the morning session. Mr. W. D. Kreamer made a few remarks, after which the chair requested any candidates present to state their views. Mr. Schiffbauer came forward and addressed the convention in a short speech, setting forth his views, when it was moved and carried that he be nominated by acclamation. Mr. Schiffbauer thanked the convention for its endorsement and laid before it his plans for the campaign. The following district committee was then appointed, after which the convention adjourned: E. Neff, J. M. Felton, W. D. Kreamer, P. Ellis, H. M. Maidt, Creswell Township; A. C. Williams and Frank Lorry, Bolton Township.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Corn Corner.

During the past two weeks, there has been a corner in Chicago on September corn, running the price up to 80 cents. Searing & Mead, of the Walnut Mills, and V. M. Ayres, of the Canal Mills, of this city, saw a good thing in this if they could get their corn to the Garden city in time, and began telegraphing to Santa Fe parties for information as to what could be done. Mr. Nickerson replied that he would furnish all the cars wanted, run the train through to Kansas City on passenger time, and allow his cars to go on to Chicago. The Rock Island road then agreed to take the train through from Kansas City in thirty-six hours. This was good enough, and resulted in a train load of twenty cars leaving this city last Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., and arriving in Kansas City at 7:30 a.m. next day. A second train of twenty cars left on Thursday evening at 9 o=clock, and, like the other, was run through on special time. The first train stopped in Kansas City only one hour and reached Chicago in time for our millers to realize 78 cents per bushel for their 11,000 bushels. The second train load sold for 73 cents. These gentlemen had twenty car loads of corn already in Kansas City, which has also been sent to Chicago, making sixty car loads in all, or about 33,000 bushels. As the price paid for the corn here will average about 30 cents, Messrs. Searing, Mead, and Ayres have realized a handsome profit from the Chicago corner. (Appx. $15,000 less freight.)


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

The Kansas City Live Stock Indicator=s correspondent at Hunnewell made the following report for last week.


AClark, of Texas, has arrived with 2,200 head of sheep and sold out to Geo. W. Miller at $1 per head.

AW. L. Hunter, of Gainesville, Texas, reached this point a few days since with 2,000 head of sheep. They were bought by Hanson & Crow, of Hunnewell, for $2,000.

AHelm & Bro. have bought a lot of sheep from the Crow Bros., for $1.00 per head.

AShipping will continue here till in November, but it will be of rather a spasmodic nature.

AUp to and including today, 2,140 car loads of cattle have been shipped from here.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

Ad. FEEDING WETHERS. We have 300 fat wethers it will pay some farmer to feed. SCOTT & TOPLIFF.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 1, 1884.

AD. Bottom Prices! On Wagons, Plows, Cultivators, Planters, and all other kinds of FARMING IMPLEMENTS. THE SCHUTLER, STUDEBAKER, AND MOLINE WAGONS ALWAYS IN STOCK. BOTTOM PRICES on everything.

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


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 8, 1884.

People and Events.

Over 307,000 widows have applied for pensions.

There are 58,000 postoffices in the United States.

Sitting Bull was robbed of his pocket-book, containing $20 and a valuable knife, by a hack driver in New York Friday night.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 8, 1884.

An attempt was made to wreck a Santa Fe passenger train last Sunday morning near Emporia by placing a tie across the track. It was unsuccessful, so far as the passenger was concerned, but a freight train was thrown down an embankment, seven cars demolished, and a fireman killed. The perpetrators of the deed have not yet been discovered.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 8, 1884.

We last week had the pleasure of attending the meeting of the Osage Live Stock Association, held at Osage Agency, Indian Territory, a full report of the proceedings of which will be found elsewhere in this issue. Our special thanks for hospitalities and courteous extended are tendered to Mrs. Jane Beivenne, of Salt Creek, and to Messrs. Wistmeyre, Hamilton, and others of Osage Agency, whose kindly offices helped to pass pleasantly the time occupied by Bird Creek in getting on a high. Mr. T. J. Gilbert, of our city, kindly loaned his team and buggy for the trip, and with Mr. Bob Puckett in charge of us, the time on the road was most agreeably passed, thus making this one of the most enjoyable excursions it has ever been our luck to make.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Osage Live Stock Association.

Quite a number of the stockmen of the Osage Nation and vicinity met in the council rooms at Osage Agency September 30, 1884, for the purpose of taking steps toward forming an association having for the object the mutual benefit and protection of those engaged in stock raising on the Osage and contiguous reservations.

The meeting was called to order by the temporary chairman, Col. H. H. Crane, with Col. W. J. Pollock at the secretary=s table.

On motion, the above named gentlemen were unanimously elected as permanent chairman and secretary, with Mr. J. N. Florer as treasurer.

Motion of Mr. Florer: That the membership fee to this association be $2. Adopted.

Motion of Mr. Hewins: That any member of the Osage Nation, any Indian owning stock, or any person rightfully occupying ranges on the Osage, Kaw, Cherokee, Ponca, and Nez Perce reservations may become members of this association upon payment of $2 to the treasurer. Adopted.

Membership fees were then paid by the following named stock men and stock firms, who were enrolled by the secretary upon the books of the association.























On motion of E. M. Hewins, Col. W. J. Pollock was appointed a committee on constitution and by-laws, to report at the next meeting of the association.

On motion of E. M. Hewins, J. N. Florer was authorized to get up a brand book, to include the brands of all members of the association who send their brands to him on or before November 10, 1884. Any person owning stock, not a member of this association, desirous of having their brands inserted in the brand book, under the head of AMiscellaneous brands,@ can do so by sending description of brand and four dollars to J. N. Florer, treasurer of the Osage Live Stock Association.

On motion of Mr. Hewins, Mr. Florer was appointed a committee to give the stock men of the above reservations and others interested notice of this action of the association in such manner as he deems best.

On motion of E. M. Hewins, the chair appointed the following gentlemen delegates to attend the national live stock convention, which meets at St. Louis on November 17, 1884:

Col. W. J. Pollock, L. C. Waite, ____ ____ Carpenter,

J. N. Florer, W. S. Brown, and W. H. H. Larimer.

On motion of Mr. Hewins, the chairman, Col. H. H. Crane, was added to the above delegation as an honorary member.

On motion of Mr. Florer, the meeting was then adjourned to 9 o=clock a.m., of December 29, 1884, to meet at Osage Agency, Indian Territory. W. J. POLLOCK, Secretary.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 8, 1884.

OKLAHOMA PAYNE, who, like the ghost of Banquo, will not be downed, is again buzzing about the limits of the Indian Territory, and preparing to locate therein. It looks as though such a flagrant violator of United States statutes should be placed in the chain gang, and serve his country by cracking rock instead of being the drunken idol of a crowd of deluded followers, who find comfort in his frenzied utterances against the government. Happily General Sheridan has ordered General Hatch and his forces to make the demagogue the object of their peculiar care, and it is quite probable that Payne will continue to be peripatetic during the winter months. The worst feature of this business is that leniency to Payne is in the nature of encouragement to all law-breakers. Inter-Ocean.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 8, 1884.


AIf wishes were horses, all could ride,@ and if promises made during a canvass were all that is required to secure election, the result would be simply narrowed down to a soft-soap basis. The man who could make the most plausible promises would reap the largest harvest of votes. This tickling business seems to have been largely adopted by our worthy mayor in his search for support for the legislature, and the lavishness with which he scatters his promises proves that they cost him nothing, and also proves that they are worth no more to the voter. Right here we wish to state that whatever we say concerning Mr. Schiffbauer has been gained from reliable Democratic or independent sources, and is not published with any desire to misrepresent him. We are credibly informed that our mayor tells his independent and Democratic followers that the bridge south of this city should be assumed by the state, Aand if I am elected, I will see that it is done,@ says Frank. This is obviously a bid for Bolton Township=s vote. It is a very seductive promise, and if Bolton Township were peopled with ignorant voters, it might have its desired effect. But such a statement shows a lamentable lack of intelligence on the part of Mr. Schiffbauer, and augurs ill for his success as a creditable representative. There isn=t a bridge in Kansas assumed by the state; there isn=t a bridge in the United States assumed by any state. There have been laws passed in our state legislature authorizing different counties to assume the bridges therein, when certain conditions have been complied with, and this law is in force in Cowley County today; and Mr. Schiffbauer=s election to the legislature can have no influence whatever on the bridge question--even supposing this to be his motive for running.

We will change this statement. His election would have some influence. He could not be elected without a large Republican vote in Creswell and Bolton Townships, and, as we said last week, this would simply cut us off from the county and leave us with no hope for aid from outside townships in the future. This is not mere idle talk. It is solid fact, as our people will realize sooner or later. We do not say that Mr. King=s election guarantees certain relief in bridge matters, or any other special legislation; but we do say that his defeat through Republican disaffection in this city will go largely toward drawing the hostility of the entire county upon us.

We cannot believe that Bolton Township=s voters are so easily fooled as to allow Mr. Schiffbauer=s eager promises to mislead them. He has never been accused of being a special friend of the farmer, freighter, or laboring man, and nothing but his sublime cheek enables him to approach these people for their votes--that and his determination to Aget there@ by any means in his power.

We are also informed that Frank expects a great many votes from farmers along the line who have grievances with the Territory cattle men. Whether Frank has promised to secure such legislation as will do away with wire fences, or has agreed to protect men who have been implicated in burning posts and destroying fences, we cannot say; but certain it is that none were more righteously indignant of the men who thus destroyed the cattle men=s property than were the Schiffbauers. Frank will hardly go back on his friends in the Territory. He will more likely try to go back in the Territory himself, and in furthering his desires in this direction no doubt he sees various channels in which his vote for United States Senator might be useful . Frank hasn=t loosened any ribs working for the farmers since his retirement from a government position in the Territory--either as a storekeeper or government contractor.

Another brilliant stroke of legislative ability on the part of Aour Frank@ is set forth in his views on the freight problems. Frank told his patient listeners at a Democratic-independent meeting that it costs as much to ship goods from Kansas City to this point as from New York to Kansas City, but that the remedy did not lie in making another railroad law, but rather in passing a law compelling the courts to do their duty! Shades of Daniel Webster, but this is rich! There are times when comment is unnecessary, and this is one of them. We are really afraid Frank is out of his sphere as a government contractor. He ought to be employed to expound Coke, Blackstone, and constitutional law before our supreme judges.

The greatest drawback to Mr. Schiffbauer=s candidacy, in the eys of careful and conscientious voters, is his eagerness to be elected, when he is the nominee of no convention, and the fact that with two or three exceptions his supporters are, to say the least, not a very choice part of a community. Then his and his friend=s stories do not tally. Frank says he has not gone before any Democratic meeting, and has nothing to do with Democracy, yet one-half of his supporters are Democrats. Some of his friends--and near ones, too--claim on the other hand that the Democrats came to him and requested him to make the race, though why they should go out of their own party to pick up a resubmissionist and Glick man is not very clear. If Mr. Schiffbauer is a Republican, and wants to go to the legislature, why is it that he made no effort to get the Republican nomination? Why is it that months ago, before any of the Republican candidates had announced themselves, it was currently understood that Mr. Schiffbauer purposed making the race as an independent? For no other reason under heaven than that he expected to get a Democratic endorsement.

Another thing: Why does Mr. Schiffbauer want to represent our people so badly? Is there any money in it? We guarantee he will spend more money in the campaign than his salary as a legislator would amount to--yes, twice as much. It is marvelous, this love for the people so suddenly developed by Frank, when no organized political party recognizes him or wants him to represent them.

If the voters of the sixty-seventh district will carefully study this question, they will see that Mr. Schiffbauer is engaged in a hurdle race for office for his own good. He has dealt in axes, and he has two or three of his own to grind this winter, and if he can only fool the dear people into sending him to Topeka, his aim will have been accomplished. Unfortunately for him, his scheme is too transparent, and the ladder he hopes to build from a justice=s office to the legislature will stop short at the mayor=s step.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Join the gymnasium and athletic club. It will do you good.

A few of the boys hope that Scott has got married for the last time.

Drs. Mitchell and Love left for Caldwell yesterday to take in the bull fight.

A vote for Schiffbauer is a vote against John J. Ingalls, the most brilliant seantor in the United States.

W. J. Pollock, secretary of the Osage Live Stock Association, was in the city a couple of days this week.

Box rents are now due at the post office, and renters will please fix them up at once, as they are in demand.

When Jack Hilliard sets out to collect a bill from a drunken dead beat, he does it with neatness and dispatch.

The torches for the Blaine and Logan club are expected here tonight. Sixty uniforms are also on the way.

We hear of a wedding to take place tomorrow night, in which neither of the high contracting parties are of age.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The Ladies= Aid society of the Presbytgerian Church will meet tomorrow afternoon at 2 o=clock with Mrs. S. B. Fleming.

District court was called for yesterday, but we understand has been postponed on account of the sickness of Judge Torrance.

BIRTH. Born to the wife of Manley Capron, Monday night, October 6, a bouncing baby boy, who pulled down the scales at eleven pounds.

Revs. Campbell and Fleming came home yesterday, after a week=s absence in attendance at the synods of their respective churches.

D. M. Purdy brought in the finest lot of peaches we have seen this season. They are now on exhibition in Snyder & Hutchison=s real estate office.

The newly-converted Democrat from Bolton Township is on Schiffbauer=s central committee. Oh, no, F. P. Has nothing to do with the Democrats.

Father McGinnis wanted harmony in the Democratic ranks, but as that could only be obtained by endorsing Schiffbauer, the party seems rent in twain.

The St. John club will meet at the residence of Judge Christian every Monday evening during the campaign. JOHN ALEXANDER, Secretary.

A man named John Patent was knocked senseless at Landes & Beall=s roller mills last Friday, by a pully flying off a shaft. He soon recovered and is now all right.

C. C. Sollitt left for Chicago yesterday afternoon. He is billed for the 13th, he says, and there will be twice as much of him when he returns two weeks hence.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

School opened on Monday of this week, and from indications the enrollment will reach fully 600. The teachers have from fifty to 125 pupils each under their charge.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The Democrats have nominated John Smith for state senator from this county. Our Democratic friends were determined to head their ticket with a name that is well known.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Tomorrrow, October 9, is the day set by Payne and his followers at Hunnewell to make another grand march for Oklahoma. They haven=t yet set the day for their return.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Ware & Pickering kept the street in front of their store full of teams yesterday. They were sending out their regular lot of ranch supplies to various points in the Territory.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Sedan=s opera house, which was nearly completed, caved in last week, but fortunately while the workmen were absent. It is a serious blow to those who had their capital invested.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

J. T. Stafford, who was visiting here last July, returned yesterday to make this his permanent home. He already has his shingle swing to the breeze, and will immediately engage in the practice of law.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Some parties, as yet unknown, cut about three-quarters of a mile of wire fence around the Indian school pasture last Saturday night. It will prove a dear trick to the guilty parties if they are ever caught.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Mrs. H. P. Farrar returned from her visit to Maine yesterday, accompanied by her daughter, Pearl, and Miss Ora Farrar, sister of

H. P. And F. W. Miss Ora will spend the winter in this Italy of America.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Miss Hattie Horner, perhaps better known as the Anormal poetess,@ took the train Wednesday for Arkansas City, where she has been employed as assistant principal of the city schools. Newton Republican.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The new building this side of Braden=s livery stable, instead of being occupied by a hardware store, as was first the intention, has been utilized for a drug store. This makes the sixth one for Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The ball last Thursday night was a most pleasant and successful affair, which places another feather in the ladies= caps. There are many occasions where ladies are desirable institutions, and a dance is one of them.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Frank Lorry, of Bolton, has turned Democrat. Frank will add lots of wind and weight (avoirdupois) to the Democratic name, but it will hurry him somewhat to control his own vote, and as for his influence--don=t mention it. In fact, Frank is somewhat of a Awindy pendent.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The Equal Suffrage society meets with Mrs. D. W. Stevens next Wednesday. The regular contribution to the suffrage column of the TRAVELER will appear in our next issue, having reached us too late for this week.





Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Theoron Houghton, who has been rusticating in the East for the past three months, is home again now, and says he is going to sell more harness this winter than ever before, no matter how much opposition he has.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

School district No. 39, in Bolton Township, will need about five cords of good hard wood this winter; which some man can furnish by applyiing to J. J. Broadbent, district clerk, whose post office address is Salt City.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

B. T. and Walter Davis are engaged in getting up a county directory, which is to contain a list of all the tax payers in the county, their names alphabetically arranged. It will require many weeks of work, but will be a valuable production when completed.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The drunken brute who accidentally killed Mr. and Mrs. Perry=s adopted daughter in Wellington on July 4, has been convicted of manslaughter. This was a righteous verdict. A few more such juries could inaugurate a wholesome reform in this country.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Bill Johnson tried to run the Arcade Restaurant Monday night, but Charley McWilliams, the proprietor, objected, and proceeded to mop the floor with the cowboy bully. Bill finally concluded to pay up and get out with as many unbroken bones as possible.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Bull fighting was advertised as one of the attractions at the Caldwell Driving Association=s Fair, which closes today. The citizens met last week and resoluted against such exhibition of barbarism, but whether their sentiments were respected, we have not yet learned. At last accounts it was determined to go on with the fight.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

DIED. A one-armed herder named Waters, working for McGredy, south of Hunnewell, was shot and instantly killed last Wednesday by a Mr. Owens. The difficulty grew out of a dispute over a sheep range. Owens, we understand, went to Winfield and gave himself up. The murdered man was brought to this city and buried last Saturday.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The Caldwell Journal speaks of the notorious boomer and dead-beat in the following complimentary language: AIf Dave Payne would refund fifty or a hundred thousand dollars of the money he has stolen from the poor people of Kansas and Missouri, he would not have so much to spend in hiring brass bands to escort him home from thieving expeditions.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Read the new advertisements this week, and remember there never was a better chance to buy at reasonable rates than at present. Messrs. Matlack, Newman, and Hable each comes to the front with inducements to purchasers. Competition is the life of trade, and it is running high in Arkansas City this fall, which is much to the advantage of Aus poor people@ who have to do the buying.

BIG AD. CLOTHING SALE. We have no bankrupt stock of clothing. We have not got $45,000 worth of clothing. We have no shoddy goods or poorly made garments. We do not sell goods that may not be returned to us if not as represented. WE HAVE GOT ABOUT $15,000 WORTH OF MEN=S, YOUTHS=, AND BOYS= CLOTHING. WE HAVE GOT The latest styles, the best made, and the best fitting suits the market affords, which we have decided to close out in the next 90 days at cost. By cost we mean cost, and will stake our reputation on this sale. CALL AND BE CONVINCED. EVERYBODY WELCOME. S. MATLACK, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.

S.W. Cor. Summit St. and Fifth Ave.

BIG AD. A. A. NEWMAN & CO. Desire to call the attention of the ladies to their elegant stock of winter wraps for ladies, Misses, and children. As heretofore they have always had the largest and most complete assortment of these goods, they still continue to lead this fall. The fit of these garments cannot be surpassed; and it is better to get a garment that fits you elegantly, when it costs no more than one which has no shape to it.

We have a line of dolmans, new markets, ulsters, jackets, havelocks, and Russian circulars, which we think will please you all, and at prices lower than ever.

To those who prefer a shawl, we can show a nice line comprising black fringed cashmere, both plain and braided, colored cashmere, handsome broche in many grades, Scotch plaids and greys, reversible velvet, and many others.

It will be to your interest to examine their goods before making any purchases. A. A. NEWMAN & CO.


Suits, $3.00 and Upwards.

Overcoats, $3.00 and Upwards.

Remember this Great Sale is for a short time only. CLOTING GOING! GOING!! GONE!!! A. HABLE, Manager.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Capt. Rarick left for Fort Reno last Saturday to take charge of a soldier named Smith, who last week murdered a Mrs. Elliott at that place. The murder was a most cold blooded one, and was perpetrated purely out of malice, so far as it is known at present. Capt. Rarick was accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. Harper, of Osceola, Iowa, who is visiting this section of the country.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Ike Shurtz, who owns a fine Normandy stallion, has a standing premium of $10 for the finest colt sired by the animal. Last Saturday a colt show was had in this city, there being six contestants, all sired by Mr. Schurtz= stallion, which resulted in Howard Trimble, of Bolton, being awarded the first prize for his five-months-old colt. Second premium was awarded to the colt owned by a Mr. Connelly.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

One of our Chautauqua County subscribers, Mr. A. A. Clarke, of Chautauqua Springs, made us a pleasant call last week, and informs us that his county is making grand preparations for the fair which commences in that county next Tuesday, October 14, and lasts four days. Chautauqua is a stock county, which guarantees the success of its fair, not to mention the splendid track and liberal premiums.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

J. H. Northey, the lightning calculator and ticket manipulator at the Santa Fe depot in this city, informs us that the Santa Fe is selling tickets to St. Louis and return for $14.15, and that they will be on sale until 2:20 p.m. of the 11th of October. This is for the accommodation of those wishing to attend the St. Louis Fair. Several parties have already taken advantage of this liberal offer, and it will pay anyone to make the trip.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Our Democratic neighbor, the Standard, says Acattle syndicates and corporations must go.@ What is the Standard going to do about

G. W. Glick, whom we see it supports for governor? He, as we learn from authority which we do not doubt for a moment, is president of a cattle company which now has cattle on the Oklahoma lands. Will Glick have to go, or don=t he count? Are the Oklahoma boys supporting Glick? Wellington Press.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Four of our sporting b=hoys, while out driving a few days since, overtook a lady driving a wagon alone, and thought it a good opportunity to show their style by passing her. They succeeded, but not content with this, wanted to know if she was freighting, and volunteered the information that they were perfectly well acquainted with her. It happens, however, that the acquaintance was imaginary on their part, while the lady happens to know the crowd and suggests they take their wives along to keep them out of mischief in the future.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Following is a complete list of stockholders in the Arkansas City Woolen Manufacturing Company, mention of which was made last week.

T. H. McLaughlin

Arkansas City Bank

Frank J. Hess

Wm. Sleeth

H. P. Farrar

Landes, Beall & Co.

Sanborn & Gordon

H. Endicott

A. Walton

J. A. McIntyre

I. D. Harkleroad

W. E. Gooch

F. W. Farrar

A. A. Wiley

R. A. Houghton

T. J. Gilbert

A. Campbell

G. W. Cunningham

Schiffbauer Bros.

A. [?] Andrews [Not sure of first initial.]

Fitch & Barron

S. Matlack

J. B. Nipp

A. A. Newman

James Hill

E. H. Parker

T. D. Richardson

Benedict & Owen

D. Warren

J. H. Sherburne

J. N. T. Gooch

Uriah Spray

Theo Fairclo

H. D. Kellogg

Ira Barnett

A. J. Chapel

S. F. George

G. W. Miller

P. F. Endicott

Jamison Vawter

Kimmel & Moore

N. C. Hinkley

L. McLaughlin


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The third quarterly meeting for Arkansas City charge, M. E. Church, will be held next Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12. Preaching by the presiding elder Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The quarterly conference will commence immediately after Saturday evening sermon; sacramental service after preaching Sunday morning. Love feast Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o=clock. N. S. BUCKNER, Pastor.





Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride=s aunt, Mrs.

G. C. Alexander, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, on Thursday, October 2,

Mr. C. M. Scott and Miss Maggie M. Gardner.

This is a wedding which has been long expected, and in which both bride and groom are well and favorably known by our entire community. It seems queer to think of C. M. Scott as married, when for fourteen years he has withstood the blandishments of the fair sex, but he has been finally led captive by a most charming and estimable lady, and we can do no less than join with their hosts of friends in wishing them every blessing allotted mortals in this world.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Kansas has the most brilliant senator of any state in the Union--John J.l Ingalls. He will address the voters of Cowley County next Monday at Winfield, and every person who can possibly go should make it a point to hear him. Col. John A. Martin, our next governor,

B. W. Perkins, our congressman, and Rev. Phillip Krohn will also speak. It will without doubt be the grandest rally of Republicans ever held in Cowley County. The Blaine and Logan clubs of every town in the county will be present to swell the grand torchlight procession, and the magnificent display of fireworks in the evening will alone be worth a trip to see. Music will be furnished by two cornet bands and the Winfield Glee Club.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Mr. E. F. Shindel showed us a curiosity this week in the shape of a copy of AThe Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser,@ published at Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 21, 1784, when the United States was just eight years old as a nation. It was the first daily newspaper published in the United States. The latest news from the old country is dated April 12, 1784, and it then required a week to get news even from New York. At the bottom of the fourth page appears the only clue to the ownership or editorship of the paper, where we find the words: APrinted and sold by John Dunlap and David C. Claypoole, on the south side of Market street, the third house east of Second street, where subscriptions, advertisements, etc., for this paper are thankfully received.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The Arkansas City Athletic Club was formed last Friday, Messrs. Matlack, Hess, Hawk, Kingsbury, Hutchison, and others being prime movers therein. A gymnasium association was also formed as a stock company for the purpose of erecting a building, and nearly all the money subscribed. The building will be situated on the lot between Mr. Gibby=s and Maj. Woodin=s residence, and work will be commenced thereon immediately. It is the object of the club to provide a place of amusement and recreation for those who wish to join, Ato which end the building will be supplied with all the gymnasium appliances, such as Indian clubs, dumb-bells, bars, trapeze, etc. It is a good move and should be liberally supported.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Some Kiowa Indians killed a valuable steer, owned by Burt Worthley, last Wednesday morning, when returning from this city. The herder, Col. Berry, was, fortunately for the Indians, out of ammunition, or the theft would not have been committed, unless at the sacrifice of one or more Indians. There is a great deal of complaint among stockmen against the depredations committed by Indians freighting between this city and the various agencies in the southwestern part of the territory. Especially is this so among sheep herders, who lose from two to half a dozen sheep every few days, caused by Indians setting their dogs upon a flock and capturing two or three in spite of the herders. Such practices will result in trouble soon. Some stockmen will civilize an Indian so suddenly that he will not be conscious of his change from barbarism to the land of his dreams.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The Democratic Convention.

The Democrats in Winfield last Saturday nominated John R. Smith for state senator, Joe O=Hare for county attorney, and L. L. Beck for probate judge. No nominations were made for the offices of district clerk or county superintendent, and so far as the result in November is concerned, the other offices might as well have been left blank. Our Tammany element was there and tried a new scheme by urging the nomination of I. D. Harkleroad for state senator, without having even as much as consulted brother Ike. But Pyburn was on hand, and nipped that scheme in the bud. The independent strikers didn=t have enough political sense to know that the central committee could place another Democratic candidate for representative on the ticket, even if Harkleroad should be transferred. It is no use, boys. The jig is up; the Astraight-outs@ are too many for you.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

The Maine Cattle Company.

A stock company under the above name has been organized by men having their headquarters in this city, and their range on the Ponca reservation. The company is composed of Messrs. N. C. Hinkley, S. P. Burress, Burt Worthley, H. P. Farrar, J. H. Sherburne, Howard Bros., and Bradford Beal, with a capital stock of $50,000, and a thousand head of one-, two-, and three-year-olds to start with. The range line south of the Salt Fork and east of the Otoe road, containing 35,000 acres of good grazing land, with plenty of water and timber--all fenced with a four-strand barb wire fence. When fully stocked up, which will be done as rapidly as possible, these gentlemen will have between 2,000 and 3,000 head of cattle. Another item is the 3,000 acre hog lot on the range, on which will be put about a thousand head of fine hogs. The Maine Cattle Company purpose grading up their cattle to a high standard, and shall purchase high grade Hereford, Durham, and Galloway bulls. The officers have not yet been elected, all hands being busy this week moving their cattle from Chilocco to their new range, but as soon as this is done, the company will be regularly organized under the laws of the state and officers duly elected. The name is singularly appropriate, as all the gentlemen, with one exception, are from the state that will furnish our next president.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Important Meeting.

A meeting of the citizens is called for next Wednesday evening, in the building north of the Central Avenue Hotel and now used for school purposes, the object being to make some arrangements for laying off our cemetery into regular lots, so that in the future some order may be observed in burying the dead. The forty acre tract now comprising our cemetery was bought by subscription many years ago, but no regularity has been observed in the matter of selecting the lots. It may not be generally known, but people are buried in this ground wherever a friend or relative picks out a spot. Less than a month ago, a grave was dug directly in the road, which being overgrown by grass was somewhat obscure, and Mr. George Russell informs us that a few months since, while digging a child=s grave, his spade struck an old, decayed coffin, breaking it open and exposing the remains. This is simply the result of neglect. In the case Mr. Russell mentions, there was no sign of a grave near where he was digging. Time and neglect had allowed the place to become overgrown with grass and beaten down, and no doubt hundreds of people have walked and driven over the remains of some stranger whose friends have failed to mark his resting place.

This is all wrong. A meeting should be held and attended by everybody interested in caring for the remains of our dead. Let a committee be appointed to see to having our cemetery laid off properly into lots, fenced, and protected against the ravages of fire, and someone employed to keep the same in order. There is work enough there to keep one man=s time constantly employed. Some graves must be changed; walks and driveways must be made; the grass cut down and kept trimmed, and a hundred other things done--all necessary and right. Once divided into lots, the lots should be bought and properly marked, and a portion set aside for public ground--a Potter=s Field. Let there be a full attendance at this meeting, and especially let all the businessmen turn out. It is a matter of importance and has been neglected too many years already.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

We were informed that S. H. Foss had all his hay in the Territory burned last week. Geuda Springs News.

Well, it was Mr. Foss= hay, and if he wanted it burned, whose affair is it?


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Ad. HIGHEST CASH PRICE Paid for wheat unloaded at track by

PITTS ELLIS. Cor. Summit Street and Central Ave.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Ad. For Sale. 45 head of two- and three-year-old cattle.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Ad. WHEAT! WHEAT! WHEAT! I will pay the highest cash price for wheat delivered at track. PITTS ELLIS.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Ad. Boy Wanted. Boy 18 years old, to learn a trade, one who can live with parents. Call on G. W. MILLER & CO.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 8, 1884.

Ad. FARMERS, ATTENTION! Bring your wheat to Pitts Ellis and get highest market price in cash. Unload at track.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 15, 1884.

Republican Ticket:

Judge 13th District: E. S. TORRANCE.

County Ticket:

County Attorney: HENRY E. ASP.

Probate Judge: H. D. GANS.

District Clerk: ED. PATE.

County Supt.: A. H. LIMERICK.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 15, 1884.

A CHALLENGE for joint debate has been issued by the Independent outfit, requesting Messrs. King and Harkleroad to meet our mayor on the stump. If Mr. Harkleroad wishes to canvass this district with Mr. King, all well and good, but neither Mr. King nor the Republican party recognizes Mr. Schiffbauer as the exponent of any principle or as the candidate of any political organization. The challenge was issued solely for effect, as the framers knew that the names signed to it was a give away, and that no attention would be paid to it. They will now try to make capital out of Mr. King=s refusal to recognize them, assigning as a cause his fear to meet Mr. Schiffbauer in debate. This all folly. This is King=s business, and a ten-year-old child could meet Frank in debate, with no difficulty whatever. Go on, boys, with your enthusiastic meetings in Bolton Township. We=ll take care of our candidate.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 15, 1884.

BIG AD. THE BEE HIVE. We are opening a very large stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Gents= Furnishing Goods, IN CENTRAL ROOM IN HIGHLAND HALL BLOCK, And cordially invite the citizens of Arkansas City and surrounding country to call on us. We will sell you goods as low as the lowest, and would like a share of your patronage, as we have come to make this city our home. We carry a large stock of Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, Notions, Hatw, Caps, and Gents= Furnishing Goods.

Call and see us. We will use you all alike. Our prices will be low to everyone. Respectfully, OCHS & NICHOLSON.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.



BOSTON, October 13th, 1884. The affairs of the concern must be settled by October 25th. Sell the stock at any price and send your report in by that time. BROOKS & FOGGEN, Attorneys.


Will wind up the great Bankrupt Sale of Clothing. In ten days every garment must be rushed off. CLOTHING MUST BE SOLD AT ANY PRICE WITHIN 10 DAYS. NO OFFER REFUSED. Such a chance may never occur again in a lifetime. WILL POSITIVELY END IN 10 DAYS. REMEMBER THIS IS NO TRASH SALE.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

BIG AD. [ON BOTH SIDES OF AD IN BIG LETTERS ARE THE WORDS: CLOTHING SALE!] We have no Bankrupt Stock of Clothing. We have not got $45,000 Worth of Clothing. We have no Shoddy Goods, or poorly made garmetns. We do not seel goods that may not be returned to us if not as represented. WE HAVE GOT ABOUT $15,000 WORTH OF MEN=S, YOUTHS=, AND BOYS= CLOTHING. WE HAVE GOT the latest styles in the best made and best fitting suits the market affords, which we have decided to close out in the next 90 days A T C O S T !

By cost we mean cost, and stake our reputation on the honesty of this sale. Come and be Convinced. EVERYBODY WELCOME. S. MATLACK.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

BIG AD. Don=t Buy an Gloves or Mittens until you have inspected the immense stock of A. A. NEWMAN & CO. -WE HAVE- GLOVES of every quality, style, and price, and our stock only needs to be seen to enable anyone to make a purchase.

We carry a fine line of Buck, Goat, and Sealskin gloves, manufactured by Lippitt, Leak & Co., of San Francisco, which for fit and genuine hard wear cannot be excelled. Try a pair. We also handle the celebrated SARANAC TANNED BUCK GLOVES, which are proof against hardening by water, and never fail to give satisfaction. We can also show you many articles of lined Kid gloves, lined Buck gloves, oil tanned gloves, Plymouth Buck Gauntlet gloves, wool lined mittens, men=s and boys= sheepskin mittens, and many others at BED ROCK PRICES!

HUSKING GLOVES we can sell you at 75 cents per pair.

When you want to see the biggest stock of GLOVES AND MITTENS in the southwest, visit the dry goods store of A. A. NEWMAN & CO.

Northeast corner Summit Street and Fifth Avenue.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

The old dining room of the Leland is to be used for a laundry.

Mr. J. B. Walker is absent from town, visiting at Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory.

L. P. King, our next representative, was in the city Monday and yesterday.

The Boston Bankrupt Clothing store has something new this week. Read it. [AD ALREADY TYPED.]

It is chilly weather for Democrats in Cowley County--and for Independents as well.

Mr. Geo. Hasie, who has been seriously indisposed, is again able to be on the street.

AIn the midst of life, we are in death.@ Attend the meeting tonight in the interests of our cemetery.

C. C. C. Chicago Comedy Company tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday nights. Go and take in the fun.

Frank B. Austin, of the Diamond Front grocery, has been spending several days of the past week visiting relatives in Leavenworth, Kansas.

The TRAVELER turned out some elegant cards for Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Bailey, the dress and cloak makers, North Summit Street, this week.

H. E. Asp will speak at Mercer Schoolhouse in Bolton Township, on Friday night of this week, and on Saturday night at Terwilliger=s Schoolhouse.

Lafe Merritt, the Indian Territory newspaper man, came up from Darlington last Saturday and is spending a few days in the future great this week.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

BIRTH. Born to M. Peecher and wife, on Friday morning, October 10, a nine pound boy. It made Peecher so nervous he had to give up shaving for a few days.

Arkansas City Choral Society meets this evening at the First Presbyterian Church for the purpose of reorganizing for the winter season. All lovers of music are invited to be present.

A change of time took effect on the Santa Fe last Sunday, by which the passenger train arrives in this city at 12:20 p.m., instead of 11:35 a.m., and leaves at 2:30 p.m. instead of 2:20.

A party of young folks, including C. E. Ward, J. Prichard, Frank Gage, and C. Holloway started for Mead County, Kansas, last week to grow up with the country. We wish them every success.

Oscar Rice, Mowry & Sollitt=s prescription clerk, thinks of returning to Ft. Scott this week on account of his health. We=ll wager an old hat he will want to come back in less than a month.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

One hundred teams left Cheyenne Agency for this city last Monday. A large number of Kiowas, Comanche, and Arapahoes, will also be in the city this week for flour and other agency supplies.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

MARRIED. Married on Thursday evening, October 9, Horace G. McConn and Miss Minnie Baugh. The happy young couple have our hearty congratulations and best wishes for future happiness and prosperity.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Grouse Creek, the region of large corn, large people, and large hearts, shows her ability to produce large apples this week. Mr. J. Probasco brought in a superb assortment a little smaller than watermelons.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

The Geuda Springs News is looming up and making it interesting for the Herald. The Asurvival of the fittest@ theory is a good one to apply to newspapers.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

WANTED. By a charming blonde of this city, Aa feller.@ He must be tall, black hair and eyes, and have a sufficiency of dust. A Joe Dandy or white man preferred, but color not so much an object as the Adust.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Ridenour & Thompson have a new regulator that actually regulates the sun, moon, and stars, so far as time is concerned. It is a magnificent clock, and has been tested one year at the factory, which guarantees its accuracy.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Our old friends, Mr. and Mrs. E. Campbell, expect to start for a visit to the Aauld country@ today. We wish them a pleasant trip and safe return. The TRAVELER will follow them to Queenstown, Ireland, at which city they will stay awhile before visiting England.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Rev. Campbell gave the Republicans of this city an earnest and able speech last Thursday night in the opera house, drawing forth much applause and making many good points. Rev. Campbell is in the habit of dealing with truths, and whether from the pulpit or stump, they come straight from the heart.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

As will be seen by their advertisement in this week=s issue, Messrs. J. T. Sweeny and F. Smith have formed a partnership in the grocery business at the former gentleman=s old stand. Both these gentlemen are thorough businessmen and this is now one of the strongest business firms in the city. Call and see them.

BIG AD. Reserved for Sweeny & Smith. GROCERIES.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Don=t forget the meeting tonight in the interest of our cemetery. A great many of our citizens have friends buried there, and should interest themselves in the effort to have our cemetery properly laid off into lots. The meeting will be held in the building north of the Central Avenue House, now temporarily used as a school room.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

The equal suffragists of Arkansas City will hold their first annual meeting this afternoon at 3:30 o=clock, at the residence of Mrs. D. W. Stevens. This will be an important meeting, as officers are to be elected for the ensuing year and delegates to the state convention appointed. It is earnestly requested that at least all members be present at this meeting.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

A laundry war is the latest novelty in business circles. The first shot was fired Saturday night, but Monday morning the Arkansas City Steam Laundry charged to the front with a 20 percent cut on previous rates. It=s fun for the boys, but Stedman Bros. will not be beat in their line and invite the public to take advantage of cut rates.


Gentlemen=s Fine Work a specialty.

[Note: Could not find an ad for the opposing laundry.]


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Our dry goods and clothing man, S. Matlack, comes out in a new advertisement this week, from which it can easily be seen he intends to be on hand and sell goods at prices to suit the times. His stock of clothing, to which special attention is called, is in the latest styles, first-rate in quality, and will be sold at popular prices. Give him a call and verify what we say. [AD ALREADY TYPED.]


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Eli Youngheim was in the city last Sunday. He and Joe Finkleberg, manager of Youngheim & Co.=s store in this city, put their heads together, and the result is clothing cheaper than ever during the next few weeks. And not only clothing, but all manner of gents= furnishing goods, trunks, valises, etc.--everything you want. Eli has been in Cowley nine years, and don=t propose to give way for anybody.



Thousands of shrewd and careful men to test the bargains offered by YOUNGHEIM & CO., they having received a magnificent assortment of seasonable goods at astonishing prices.

The superiority of our garments over the goods found in other establishments and low prices at which we will sell them should induce all those who very sensibly desire to get the most for their money, to give us at least one trial.

We are a new establishment in this city and wish to benefit the public by giving it more for its money than it has previously been getting.

We have suits to please everybody, and every man, no matter what may be the condition of his purse, can save money by patronizing

Youngheim And Co.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

TO BE MARRIED. Our beloved friend, C. C. Sollitt, will be married in Chicago this evening, and will return on the 18th with his bride. We can congratulate his wife on securing such an estimable young man as AKit,@ and our confidence in his judgment prompts us to extend our congratulations to him. They will be a valuable acquisition to our social circle, and we trust their stay among us will be as pleasant as their lives are happy.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

AOur Frank@ said, in his speech at the Theaker Schoolhouse last Saturday, that his reason for running for office was simply that he is opposed to prohibition and wanted resubmission. Well, why didn=t he keep off the track then and vote for Harkleroad? He is in favor of resubmission. On Frank=s plea every Democrat and resubmission Republican ought to run for the legislature instead of voting for some man to represent his views. But maybe no other man can handle that United States senator vote so handily as can Aour Frank.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

The Leland Hotel opened up its new dining hall last Sunday in grand style, setting forth a dinner fit for the gods. The new addition to the Leland, just completed, gives Mr. Perry fifteen more large and commodious rooms for the accommodation of the traveling public, which is much needed. We hate to bid good-bye to the old dining room, which has fed so many thousands during the last fourteen years, but improvement is the order of the day in Arkansas City, and the people will soon accustom themselves to their new place of eating.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Rev. S. F. Gibb, a Universalist minister from Illinois, is in the city, the guest of T. H. McLaughlin. He is looking after the interests of the cause in Southern Kansas, and will be happy to see any of the friends during his sojourn in the city. Preaching services will be held in the opera house on Saturday evening and on Sunday, to which all are invited. Mr. Gibb has been very successful as an organizer and builder in other states, and the people of liberal religious thought have now an opportunity which they ought not to allow to pass unimproved.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, Oct. 15, 16, 17, our theater going people will have an opportunity to witness three excellent performances given by the Chicago Comedy Company, Robert A. Neff, Manager. Mr. Neff has many personal friends in our town and his reputation as a comedian is such as to place him in the front ranks in his profession. We bespeak for Mr. Neff and his company a crowded house each evening of his engagement here. The admission charge is very low, being only 50 cents and no extra charge for reserved seats.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

A cattleman from the Territory was in the city on Monday of this week, and remarked to one of our merchants that he would like to do his trading here, but there was never any certainty that our south bridge was fit to cross, which often influenced him and his friends to go elsewhere. There are many just such instances as this. The bridge now is in a very dangerous condition, and the township trustee or city authorities should see to it that something is done toward repairing it, and done speedily, too. We might as well have no bridge at all as to have one full of holes.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Theoron Houghton, our pioneer harness man, is going to paint the harness trade red, white, and blue this fall, no matter what it costs. That is, he is going to sell anything the farmers or stockmen want in his line, and sell it for whatever price they are willing to pay. Some may call it selling at cost, or at greatly reduced rates, but Theoron says it is a wholesale slaughter of prices on everything in horse furnishing goods. He was here first, he says, and is going to stay and build, and is not going to let a man go out of the shop without buying something. From the way he was throwing things around last Saturday, we judge he means business. Competition is the life of trade.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

An independent meeting was held in Bolton Township last Saturday

night at the Theaker Schoolhouse. It was addressed by Aour Frank.@ The audience was a large and enthusiastic one, consisting of W. J. Conway and two sons (Democratic), A. C. Williams (Greenbacker and Frank=s father-in-law), and J. D. Guthrie, a sterling Republican, who went simply to see and hear what he could. It is supposed that four-fifths of this audience will vote for our enterprising mayor. Possibly the Conways will be loyal on election day and vote for the Democratic nominee, but our father-in-law is all solid, which guarantees for Frank a fifth of the votes represented at Theaker Schoolhouse. AIt wuz a epok.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Our new county treasurer, Capt. Nipp, entered upon his official duties yesterday. His bond ($100,000) was filed on Tuesday of last week, and is counted the strongest ever made in Cowley County. It is signed by sixty-seven of Cowley=s citizens, consisting of bankers, stockmen, and farmers, representing a combined capital of over $500,000, and is a handsome testimonial of the esteem and confidence felt in our old townsman by the voters who put him in this office. A hundred thousand dollars is a large sum, but the people have cheerfully signified their willingess to become his sureties for that amount, and we guarantee not one of them feels any fear that he will ever be called upon to make up a dollar of loss to the county.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Ancient and Curious.

Our notice last week of Mr. Shindel=s newspaper stirred up Maj. L. E. Woodin, who straightway brought from the recesses of his trunk a collection of old books and newspapers which cannot be equaled in the state. The first is a series of chornological tables, containing a list of all the kings, princes, lords, bishops, and other officials of England and her church, from the beginning down to 1641, when the book was printed--two hundred and forth three years ago. Then we have AHeaven upon Earth, or the Best Friend in the Worst Times, being a Legacy to London@--a book printed in 1710 by James Janeway, in which he sets forth the sins of the metropolis and the awful consequences thereof. Maj. Wood also shows a rare collection of ancient newspapers from London, Australia, and New Zealand; a pass given by General Clarke in 1807 to an Indian; the first United States warrant issued to a sheriff in Michigan; and many other papers which look quaint and curious to people nowadays. The collection is a valuable one and has been gathered by the major in his wanderings over the face of the earth during the past twenty years.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.


The Grandest Demonstration Ever Witnessed in Cowley.

The Republican rally of Winfield was simply immense, eclipsing anything ever seen in this county in the way of a political gathering. The streets of our county seat were one blaze of light and glory, reflected from eight hundred torches. Every available spot for sight seeing on Main Street was occupied. It is estimated that as many as 7,000 people witnessed the proceedings of the day and evening. No four buildings in the county could have held the crowd that had gathered to hear the eminent speakers, and thus two sets of meetings were held. Dr. Phillip Krohn, of Atchison, W. P. Hackney, H. E. Asp, and others addressing those in the street, and Hons. John J. Ingalls, B. W. Perkins, and John A. Martin holding forth in the opera house.

Senator Ingalls, of course, was the main attraction for the evening, and those who were fortunate enough to secure seats, or even standing room, listened to the ablest, most logical, and cultivated sppech ever delivered in Cowley County. Our senior senator has no superior in the United States, and but one or two equals. His words were keen and cutting, and carried conviction with them from the start to the finish. Dr. Krohn, Congressman Perkins, and John A. Martin each delivered able and eloquent arguments in the cause of Republican-ism. This general and united rally has cemented the Republicans of Cowley together firmly, and given such an impetus to the campaign as to make certain our majority in every case by our old-time numbers.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

MARRIED. Capt. C. M. Scott, a prominent stockman on the border, was married to Miss Maggie Gardiner on the 2nd at Arkansas City. The fortunate bride is an accomplished and handsome young lady. Capt. Scott is well known in the Territory, and especially at this agency, he having acted as captain of state scouts for Kansas during Gov. St. John=s administration and made a number of official visits to this place. He is the founder of the TRAVELER, and for many years was Arkansas City=s postmaster, during which time he achieved much honor as a public factor. He is a typical editor, giving the TRAVELER a wide-spread reputation and doing yeoman service for southern Kansas and Arkansas City. His Territory friends extend congratulations.

Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Capt. Rarick came in last Sunday with the Ft. Reno murderer. He was accompanied on his trip by his brother-in-law, J. W. Harper, and Frank Reed. The boys had to use some strategy and nerve in getting their prisoner away from Reno, where there was a strong disposition toward lynching. A crowd of forty headed by the murdered woman=s husband, followed Rarick the first day in the hope of overtaking him and forcing him to give up his prisoner; but Capt. Rarick was too shrewd for them and successfully eluded the mob, though the pursuers passed at one time within a quarter of a mile of him and his little party. Rarick, Harper, and Reed are a strong trio, and would have made it warm for any set of men undertaking to interfere with their business.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Our mayor doubtless wishes he had not been quite so firm in opposing the wishes of our businessmen last spring in the occupation tax business. They simply requested him in writing to give them a few days= time before enforcing the ordinance that they might look up the legal status of the case; but Frank proved himself a second Bismarck in ignoring the businessmen. It was a very small case of Vanderbilt, where the people could be d____d. He carried the Kinghts of Labor around in his capacious pocket then, and thought he could afford to snub everybody else.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

B. W. Perkins, our congressman and congressman-elect, addressed our citizens last night in the opera house. Mr. Perkins is a forcible and entertaining speaker, and though he has been hard at work in this campaign; speaking twice a day sometimes during the past three weeks, his speech last night was as vigorous and fresh as though the campaign had just begun. Kansas may well be proud of her representatives in congress. He was followed by Messrs Soward and Jennings, of Winfield, in short but telling speeches.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Capt. Nipp drove down from Winfield last Friday, bringing with him six stalwart Kentucky Republicans, who came to view this land of peace and plenty. The visitors were B. W. Burchett, Isom Ison, Daniel Adams, Com. Boggs, Richard Womach, and J. J. Kennedy, all from Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky, and all here with a view to locating. They are a jolly, whole-souled set of fellows, just the kind of farmers we would like to welcome from the land of blue grass, and we hope soon to see all of them residents of prosperous Cowley.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Perry have much improved the appearance of their burial lots in Riverview Cemetery by putting a neat stone wall around the same and the erection of a handsome head and footstones to the grave of their little daughter, Olive, who is sleeping there. If this example were generally followed, our cemetery would be a credit to our people instead of a reproach.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

We are indebted to Mr. B. Goff for a basketful of the finest apples we have ever looked upon. They were grown on his farm northeast of town; were of the Larven Red, Rols Garnet, and Wine Sap varieties. Mr. Goff had about 140 bushels from his orchard this year, 19 bushels of wine saps being gathered from one tree. Southern Cowley will not take a back seat in anything.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

We have it that a telegram was received at the post on Tuesday stating that a lieutenant at Fort Elliott was shot and killed while out gunning on Tuesday morning. At that time it was not known how it occurred, and no further particulars reached here.

Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Messrs. Ochs and Enos Kuhlman started for Kansas last Thursday week. We are sorry to lose two such good men, but hope they may prosper. Courier, Auburn, Indiana.

We are pleased to welcome the above gentlemen to our city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Isaac Ochs and Nicholson have opened up a large stock of dry goods, clothing, hats, caps, gents= furnishing goods, etc., in the central room of the opera house and invite the citizens of the city and vicinity to call upon them. See their advertisement this week.

BIG AD. THE BEE HIVE. We are opening a very large stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Gents= Furnishing Goods, IN CENTRAL ROOM IN HIGHLAND HALL BLOCK, And cordially invite the citizens of Arkansas City and surrounding country to call on us. We will sell you goods as low as the lowest, and would like a share of your patronage, as we have come to make this city our home. We carry a large stock of Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Caps, and Gents= Furnishing Goods.

Call and see us. We will use you all alike. Our prices will be low to everyone. Respectfully. OCHS & NICHOLSON.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

The Democrats may have thought their attempts to interfere with the Republican procession last night a very smart trick, but it only showed their ignorance of decency and common courtesy.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Ad. Facts Worth Remembering.

Remember that nothing succeeds like success.

Remember that energy, experience, and hard cash will win once more.

Remember that Peter Pearson has the largest and best assorted stock of furniture in the Arkansas Valley.

Remember that Peter Pearson is the only one in this section of the country that sells exclusively solid seat chairs with fancy front:

awarded first premium.

Remember if Peter Pearson sells you a piece of furniture and it is not as represented, your money will be cheerfully refunded.

Remember that Peter Pearson has been here as long as the town has been here, and is bound to stay and see the end of it if he lives.

Remember that Peter Pearson is not selling out at cost, because he is bound to stay with you, but is prepared to discount any Aclosing out@ prices or Aat cost@ prices you ever heard of, and still give you a better article.

Remember that this is not exactly a cyclone nor merely a strong wind, but facts that are substantiated every day, and the Almighty Dollar is at the bottom of it, for applied at the right moment, it acts like a magic wand that long-time buyers have no idea of.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

More Ads:

The St. Louis Restaurant and Oyster Parlors is the place to go for a lunch.

Handsome novelties in fasionable millinery at Mrs. Henderson=s parlors on North Summit Street.

Fresh Oysters daily at the St. Louis Restaurant.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Ad. Stock Shoats for Sale!

100 head of stock shoats can be seen at my place, 1-1/2 miles south of Tannehill P. O., Cowley County. J. R. SUMPTER,



Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

Ad. Boy Wanted. Boy 18 years old, to learn a trade; one who can live with parents. Call on G. W. MILLER & CO.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 22, 1884.


For President: JAMES G. BLAINE.

For Vice President: JOHN A. LOGAN.

For Congress 3rd Dist.: B. W. PERKINS.


For Governor: JOHN A. MARTIN.

Judge 13th District: E. S. TORRANCE.

Senator 27th District: F. S. JENNINGS.

Representative 67th District: LOUIS P. KING.


County Attorney: HENRY E. ASP.

Probate Judge: H. D. GANS.

District Clerk: Ed. PATE.

County Supt.: A. H. LIMERICK.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 22, 1884.


Our worthy and intelligent mayor occupied two columns of the Republican last Saturday in answering our article of two weeks ago. His denials are accompanied with such reservations as to make them a tacit admission of the truth of our assertions, and to still more thoroughly convince us of his unfitness for the office to which he hopes to be elected. He starts out by disclaiming the assertion that the bridge south of town should be assumed by the state, and says he meant the county; then a little further on he explains that what he did say was that the general government Ashould appropriate a sufficient sum to place a new bridge across there, and I believe they would do so if the matter was properly presented, and I still hold that opinion.@ This is all very pretty in theory, and was probably suggested to Frank becuase of his long experience in dabbling in government contracts; but even a man so thoroughly familiar with the liberality of the government as is Frank never heard of the United States making such an appropriation as he calls for. Nor do we believe he is foolish enough to believe in such a possibility himself. It is simply a very nice piece of bait to throw out in the hope that hungry and dissatisfied voters will catch at it.

Mr. Schiffbauer is not the first nor the only man who has advocated the county=s assuming our bridges, and in questioning our statement as to the law in regard to our bridges, he only displays more of that ignorance and stupidity which has thus far characterized his campaign. There is, and has been for years, a law authorizing Cowley County to assume the bridges of the county. Why isn=t it enforced? Because our county commissioners have always been instructed by the county attorney that this question must be decided by ballot, and that the bridges could not be accepted as a gift, but must be purchased, the county paying therefor a nominal sum. The question has never been submitted to the people for the simple reason that heretofore it has been impossible to carry it; but for your special edification, Frank, we will say that one week from next Tuesday, Cowley County votes on this question, thus relieving you of the responsibility of securing an appropriation from the general government.

AIt is the duty of the best senator the United States ever had (?) to assist us in this matter,@ says F. P. Schiffbauer. Well, the senior senator for Kansas has more sense than to bring this matter up in the senate, however keen a Schiffbauer might be to make an ass of himself by so doing. What has turned our Frank against Ingalls so suddenly and so bitterly? Didn=t John J. do enough for you, Frank, when you carried that letter of introduction to him last spring requesting his assistance in some Abusiness matters@ with the government, which you wished settled? It is barely possible that Senator Ingalls refused to drop all other business and run Frank=s claim through the departments.

Mr. Schiffbauer further says:

AAs regards my remarks pertaining to the Territory, I have said the proper resolutions should pass both houses of this state at the next session demanding the proper tribunals to settle this much vexed question as to the title of these lands, and thus set at rest this much vexed question between the military and Capt. D. L. Payne.@

This would sound new and refreshing to a man just arrived from Kamtschatka, but every voter in this county or state ought to know that for the past ten years Aproper resolutions@ have passed both branches of our legislature, requesting congress to take some action in this matter. These resolutions are forwarded to Washington every two years, and that is the last heard from them. Why? Because the general government is running the Indian Territory according to law and treaty stipulations, and not at the bidding of a few deadbeats and tramps in this or any other section of the country. There is no need to say anything further on the Oklahoma question. It is not a party question, but is simply taken up by Democrats in some neighborhoods for the purpose of making a few votes. When congress passes a law opening up these lands to settlement, it is time enough to think of going there, but until this is done, it is contrary to all principles of government, civilization, law, or order to advocate forcible entrance into the Territory. This is what Mr. Schiffbauer does indirectly, and it is certainly in poor taste for a man to ask that he be made a law maker when he advocates law breaking.

Mr. Schiffbauer states the truth when he says he was indignant at the proceedings of certain citizens who demoralized the Ablind tiger@ in our city last fall. He had grounds for his indignation as we believe one of his relatives was found therein.

The assertion that Republicans brought out Mr. Pyburn is unqualifiedly false. No Republican ever solicited Mr. Pyburn to become a candidate. Only one Republican ever told Mr. Pyburn he would vote for him if he was nominated, and two or three others said so on the street, but not to Mr. Pyburn. Mr. Pyburn lent his name simply to redeem Democracy from the supposition that it was controlled by the independent mob. His purpose was accomplished at the primaries which defeated Mr. Schiffbauer=s followers, and Mr. Pyburn took the first opportunity to announce himself out of the race after this was done. There was no trade or bargain between Republicans and Mr. Pyburn, and the man who says otherwise either talks on a question of which he is ignorant or he deliberately lies.

The trouble with Mr. Schiffbauer is, he sees his chances for election growing smaller and beautifully less every day, and consequently his chances for securing the special legislation he wishes are correspondingly decreased. Mr. Jas. Fay, an eminent ex-saloon keeper of Winfield, says he knows what Mr. Schiffbauer wants, and that if Harkleroad or King would pledge himself to work for Schiffbauer=s interests he would withdraw. That it is something outside of resubmission is evident, for Harkleroad will vote for that measure; and it is somewhat significant that Frank fails to touch upon our reference to the possibility of his having vital interests in the Territory which need the protection of his senatorial vote. A man who is soon to be a licensed Indian trader among the Osage Indians, and who has various claims against the government now pending, is hardly the man for farmers to send to the legislature with a view to looking after their interests. The whole scheme is too thin. The voters of the sixty-seventh district are more interested in the question of United States senator than in deciding who shall sell goods on Gray Horse Creek on the Osage reservation.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 22, 1884.


THE ENTIRE STOCK OF THE BOSTON BANKRUPT CLOTHING CO. To be sold at auction, consisting of Overcoats, Suits, Etc. FOR MEN, YOUTHS, AND BOYS, COMMENCING THURSDAY, OCT. 23, AT 2 O=CLOCK, and to be continued every afternoon and evening until every garment is sold. Clothing every day At Private Sale, Auction Prices. THE PLACE, OPPOSITE THE COMMERCIAL BLOCK.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 22, 1884.


For Dress Goods go to the Green Front.

For Boys= and Men=s Clothing go to the Front.

For a good Carpet go to the Green Front.

For a good Hat go to the Green Front.

For a Fitch Boot go to the Green Front.

If you want Underwear go to the Green Front.

If you want an Overcoat cheap go to the Green Front.

If you want a Husking Glove for sixty-five cents to to the Green Front.

If you wany any kind of a Glove go to the Green Front.

If you want the Best Shoe go to the Green Front.

If you want anything go to the Green Front.

If you want to make money go to the Green Front.




Arkanss City Traveler, Wednesday, October 22, 1884.


Ladies= Winter Wraps! Owing to a large increase of business, we have been compelled to fit up a special deparment for Ladies=, Misses=, and Chilcren=s Wraps. We have an elegant line of these goods at Extremely Low Prices! We Invite a Careful Examination.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 22, 1884.





Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 22, 1884.

BIG AD [WITH LOTS OF WHITE SPACE]. DRY GOODS. This Space Reserved for A. A. NEWMAN & CO. Northeast corner Summit St. and Fifth Ave. CLOTHING.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 22, 1884.

BIG AD. PAINTING THE TOWN RED! YOUNGHEIM & CO. Will for the next 60 days paint the town red with their REDUCED PRICES -IN- CLOTHING -AND- Gents= Furnishing Goods. We never Aholler@ AWolf@ unless he is here. We never advertise bargains unless we have them.

WE SHALL SELL THE Finest and Most Fashionable CLOTHING, for Men and Boys at prices which common clothing usually bring. Call and See Us Before Purchasing. Respectfully, YOUNGHEIM AND CO. THE LEADING CLOTHIERS, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

BIG AD. FURNITURE! For the next 30 days AT COST! TO CLOSE OUT. This is a fact. Come and see for yourself. J. H. PUNSHON.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

BIG AD [WITH LOTS OF WHITE SPACE]. Reserved for Sweeny & Smith, GROCERIES.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Time Card of the A. T. & S. F. R. R.


Accommodation: 9:30 p.m.

Passenger: 12:20 p.m.


Accommodation: 6:00 p.m.

Passenger: 2:30 p.m.

MAILS. Arrive daily except Sunday, at the post office at 11:45 a.m. Mails going north close at 1:50 p.m. The post office will be open on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. J. C. TOPLIFF, P.M.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Note the change in the Santa Fe time table.

The Baptist Church building is progressing rapidly and will soon be enclosed.

Ed. Finney, of Osage, was in the city yesterday, accompanied by wife and child.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell returned from Leavenworth last Monday, aftger a week=s absence.

Deputy County Clerk Sinnott spent the Sabbath among his old friends in this city.

A Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle is talked of among the literary inclined people.

B. W. Matlack was in the city a few days the past week, and returned to our county hub yesterday.

The Wellingtonian has collapsed and the office matter will be sold at public sale next Monday, the 27th.

Alfred Decker, of Hawley, Pennsylvania, arrived in this city last Saturday and is visiting with his nephew, A. D. Hawk.

Geo. Shearer was in ffrom Otto this week, and reports wheat finer in that section than he has ever known it.

Our Democrat friends seem to have tacked their tail on Payne=s kite in this district, but it won=t do them much good.

L. H. Northey, of the Santa Fe in this city, is out west for a short trip. He expects to be home tomorrow or Friday.

Our friend, J. B. Hamilton, of Osage Agency, made us a flying visit while in our city Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Dr. and Mrs. Bird, of Kaw Agency, were in our city several days of last week visiting their friends, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Gilbert.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Several companies of United States colored troops passed through our city on Monday last from the Territory en route for Ft. Riley.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Farmers and stockmen will do well to read the notice of the sale of Galloway cattle to be held in Arkansas City November 15.

Ad. Farmers and Stockmen!

Sale at public auction in Arkansas City on Saturday, November 15, seventy-five head cross blood Galloway cattle, black and hornless yearlings, about sixty females, the balance bulls. An excellent opportunity for Cowley County farmers to procure some of these celebrated cattle. If desired, six months= time will be given on bankable paper. J. R. BLACKSHIRE & SON, Proprietors, Clover Cliff Stock Farm, Elmdale, Chase County, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

W. J. Pollock, secretary of the Osage Live Stock Association, ws in the city yesterday and left for a visit to his old home in Aurora, Illinois.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Our friend, Coburn, of Grouse, showed some fine samples of sweet potatoes in our city last Saturday, proving the fertility of Grouse=s soil.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

The Democrat says there was a drunken ogre on our streets last Tuesday night. We know of none more likely to see spooks than a Democrat.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Judge Pyburn received a telegram yesterday from Gov. Glick, saying that he would address the Democracy of this city on Friday evening, October 31.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

John Compton, of Fayette County, Ohio, stopped in upon us last Saturday to assure us that Ohio would do even better for the Republican ticket next month.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

We are all going to the opera house this evening to renew our acquaintance with the jolly comedian, Mr. Frank Haven, of the Edwin Clifford Dramatic company.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Mr. McClellan, who started the McClellan Cattle Company, has just leased, on the Otoe reservation, a tract of land twelve by eighteen miles. He commenced fencing yesterday.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

We understand the new paper at Winfield is soon to be an assured fact. It will be conducted by Messrs. B. T. and Walter Davis, both gentlemen of large newspaper experience.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Jack Hilliard says he would like the considerate friend who so coolly borrowed his ANaven=s Farrier Book,@ about three weeks ago to return the same--and to be in a hurry about it, too.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

We acknowledge receipt of a complimentary invitation to attend the third annual meeting of the Vinita Fair Association to be held October 22, 23, and 24, but regret our inability to be present.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

BIRTH. The Diamond groceryman, Frank Austin, went to Leavenworth last week to welcome the arrival of a fine little boy in his household,who was born on Tuesday, the 14th. Frank is as proud as a king.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

R. L. Marshall came in last Saturday and turned our cylinder press while we interviewed the magnificent display of Missouri pippins he brought in with him. Our latch string is always out for such visitors.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Our south bridge is now fixed and in good repair, which will be welcome news to the many who travel over this thoroughfare. Moreover our trustee says it will be kept in good condition continaully hereafter.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Those wishing to attend the Kansas City fat stock show can do so for the small sum of $10.30 for the round trip. Tickets will be placed on sale next Friday, October 24, and wilol be good until November 1.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

MARRIED. The county clerk of Cook County, Illinois, issued, on last Wednesday morning, license No. 86,280, to C. C. Sollitt and Miss Minnie M. Stewart. The happy couple arrived in this city on last Saturday=s train, and will be a most desirable acquisition to our social circle. The friends Mr. Sollitt has made during his eight months= residence with us extend a hearty welcome to his bride and congratulations to both.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Mr. Noble, formerly of Troy, Kansas, in charge of the McClellan Cattle Company, was in the city yesterday. He will make his home in Arkansas City and build in the spring.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Mr. Jenkins, a talented young lawyer from Iowa, favored us with a call yesterday. He is looking for a location, and thinks that so far our business like city offers the best inducemens. We extend a cheerful welcome.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

BIRTH. In the rush and hurry of last week we forgot to mention the item given by Dr. Baker, to the effect that an eight pound girl now graces the home of Arthur Loper and wife. She made her debut on Sunday, October 12, and is now doing finely.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

The young folks who are so fond of dancing should begin to take steps towards organizing a dancing club, or school, for the coming winter. If properly managed, it could be made a source of much healthful as well as social amusement.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

The Democrat=s comment on the Republican rally last week was a fit companion piece to its description of the military ball last winter. Let us spread the ample cloak of charity over this pitiable display of confused ignorance. Who can miniser to a mind diseased?


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Newell, of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, with their little daughter, are in the city visiting Mr. and Mrs.

J. L. Huey. The gentleman is largely interested in our city, and expresses himself much surprised at the rapid improvement since his last visit a few months since.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

More fence cutting was indulged in at the Chilocco schools last Friday night. This time the perpetrators of the deed went so far as to cut the inside pasture fence, making about two miles of fence in all that has been destroyed. Somebody will get a chance to board at Uncle Sam=s expense about ten years if the guilty parties are discovered.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

C. E. Ward and Charles Holloway, two of the four Clark County boomers who left this city a few days since, returned Monday noon for one more glance of civilization. They left Osage and Prichard hilariously happy, sitting by a camp fire and gazing into illimitable distance, meditating upon the beauties of a treeless plain. Ward and Holloway will return this week, and try it again.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

One of our city officials went around among the Democrats last Saturday night urging them to keep sober, and thus robbing Judge Perkins= speech of its point and application. We suggest the advisability of having Judge Perkins here oftener if his presence will have the salutary effect of lessening drunkenness among Democrats. The city official=s admonition, however, bore poor fruit.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

The Maine Cattle Company met last Monday night and organized byu electing the following officers.

N. U. Hinkley, President.

George S. Howard, Vice President.

H. P. Farrar, Secretary and Treasurer.

S. P. Burress, Manager.

Albert Worthley, Assistant Manager.

Directors: N. C. Hinkley, G. S. Howard, H. P. Farrar, S. P. Burress, Albert Worthley, Chas. Howard, B. Beal, and J. H. Sherburne.

The capital stock is $50,000.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

We hope to hear no more about drunken Democrats while the memory of Tuesday night=s drunken ogre is fresh in the minds of our Republican friends. Democrat.

For stupendous ignorance, for idiotic stupidity, for general imbecility, we heartily recommend the fossilized nonentity who wrote the above, and whose palsied intellect is tottering on the verge of abysmal oblivion. In the name of all that is sweet and juicy, who ever heard of a Adrunken ogre?@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

The new superintendent for the Chilocco Indian school turns out to be our old friend, Dr. H. J. Minthorn, formerly agency physician at Ponca Agency. We are glad to welcome him back to this country, where he has so many friends, and trust his stay will be permanent. He has for several years been located at Forrest Grove, Oregon, engaged in educational work. Dr. Minthorn is an energetic businessman, well liked by Indians and whites.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

At the meeting of citizens last Wednesday evening for the purpose of taking some action with reference to our cemetery, Uriah Spray was chosen chairman, and Judge Kreamer secretary. After talking the matter over a committee consisting of J. L. Huey, W. D. Kreamer, D. Sifford, Uriah Spray, and Herman Godehard was appointed and instructed to investigate the title to the cemetery tract, and gather such other information relating to the old books and plots as is possible. The committee was further instructed to report at the next meeting, Wednesday evening, October 29, at the same place. It is to be hoped this matter will be pushed without delay, and that as soon as possible some reliable man will be employed to keep the cemetery in order.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.


Grand Opening on Saturday, October 18.

The opening so liberally advertised by D. Brunswick for last Saturday was a success in every particular and fully redeemed the promises made to the public. At 9:30 a.m. the doors of the magnificent store room were thrown open, simulaneous with the striking up of ABrunswick=s Opening March@ by Southwell=s Knights Templar band of Wellington, which beautiful piece of music was composed for the occasion by Mr. George Southwell. Inside the room were Messrs. Abe Rosenfeld, Albert Levy, and Sam Wile, the salesmen in charge of the Arcade in this city, who smilingly welcomed the crowd and showed them through the mass of clothing and furnishing goods. At intervals during the day, Mr. Southwell=s band favored the public with excellent music, and also in the evening until 10:30, when the Windsor Hotel was thrown open to the band and those favored with an invitation, where an elaborate oyster supper awaited them. The supper was a neat testimonial of Mr. Brunswick=s liberality and enterprise and the culinary ability of the Windsor=s cook. Mr. Brunswick=s method of introducing himself into our community is a novel one, which doubtless opens his way to a successful and profitable business in Arkansas City. He and his assistants are what is generally known as Arustlers,@ and will soon build up a lucrative trade in this city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Another Murder at Caldwell.

Last Saturday morning C. M. Hollister, deputy sheriff of Sumner County and assistant city marshal of Caldwell, was murdered while attempting to arrest a man by the name of Ben or Bob Cross, near Hunnewell. Cross was wanted for abducting a Mr. Hannum=s daughter, and a posse went over from Caldwell for the purpose of taking him. Hollister commanded him to surrender and the door of the house in which Cross was staying was kicked open, when Cross fired upon the party, killing Hollister instantly. He then made his escape with nothing on but his shirt. He was followed into the Territory by a crowd of men, but at last accounts had not yet been captured. Hollister had been deputy United States marshal, but resigned at the last term of court. He was a good officer and brave man. The city of Caldwell offered $200 reward for Cross, dead or alive.

LATER. Cross was captured last Sunday about five miles south and ten miles west of Hunnewell. He was taken to Wellington, but the sheriff, fearing a mob, sent him over to Winfield. Monday afternoon, as the colored soldiers which passed through this city were nearing Winfield, somebody telephoned Sheriff McIntire that a mob was coming to hang Cross. Our sheriff immediately hustled his prisoner into a buggy and drove to El Dorado, changing horses twice, where Cross was placed in jail, and where he now is. No one knows who did the telephoning.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

There was an Oklahoma Democratic rally in the opera house last Saturday night, which was largely attended under the supposition that it was to be a political meeting. The disgust of the respectable Democrats who went expecting to hear Judge McDonald talk politics was amusing the next morning. Payne was keen for politics, but he wanted to boom Schiffbauer, to which the Democrats objected, and he had to confine himself to his old senseless harangue with which everybody in this section is so familiar. McDonald talked for his clients, the boomers, thus earning his salary. One Democrat in the audience said: AI followed that dead beat six months, and have had all the Oklahoma I want.@ Taking out the Democrats who went to hear a political speech, and the Republicans who were simply looking on, the Oklahoma crowd proper would have made a poor showing.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

A Correction.

In the report of the proceedings of the Osage Live Stock Association some two weeks since the types read:

Any person owning stock, not a member of this association, desirous of having their brands inserted in the brand book, under the head of AMiscellaneous brands,@ can do so by sending description of brand and four dollars to J. N. Florer, treasurer of the Osage Live Stock Association.

It should read two dollars instead of four, and new members of the association can have their brands inserted by sending them with two dollars to the TRAVELER office. If the parties desire more than one brand cut or any additional brand block, they will be charged at the rate of two dollars for each additional cut and 50 cents for each brand block. Additional stamps not requiring cuts or blocks, no extra charge. Brands will be received up to December 1, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Among the crowd who watched the Republican rally on Tuesday night of last week and also witnessed the hoodlums= attempt to interfere with our line of march, was a gentleman who remarked: AI had intended to vote for Schiffbauer, but I see in that Democratic string the majority of Schiffbauer=s supporters; and if the mayor of a city must stoop to countenancing such an exhibition, he cannot have my vote.@ A gentleman at his side said: AI am a Democrat, but claim to be a respectable man, and I think this thing is an outrage on common decency. I am glad to see that no respectable or intelligent Democrats are mixed up in the mob.@ It was simply a proof that in the mysteries of birth some are born with brains, and others are the spawn of senseless matter.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Theoron Houghton, our pioneer harness man, is going to paint the harness trade red, white, and blue this fall, no matter what it costs. That is, he is going to sell anything the farmers or stockmen want in his line, and sell it for whatever price they are willing to pay. Some may call it selling at cost or at greatly reduced rates, but Theoron says it is a wholesale slaughter of prices on everything in horse furnishing goods. He was here first, he says, and is going to stay and build, and is not going to let a man go out of the shop without buying something. From the way he was throwing things around last Saturday, we judge he means business. Competition is the life of trade.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

John H. McLain, one of the herders on the Wyeth Cattle Company=s range, while engaged with others in branding stock last Friday on Black Bear, was severely gored by a steer, and very seriously, if not fatally, injured. He was conveyed at once to Caldwell, where all was done that medical skill could suggest to ameliorate his sufferings, since which time we have heard nothing further from him. The accident was caused by the breaking of a rope, by which the boys were holding the steer while being branded. We are indebted to Mr. Chas. Cole, employee of the same company, for the particulars of this sad affair.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Rev. Gibb, a Universalist minister, held service last Saturday night, and on Sunday afternoon and evening in the opera house. He is an able, eloquent, and forcible speaker, and made a deep impression on his hearers. His argument was keen, logical, and clothed in excellent langauge, holding his audience for two hours with no signs of weariness. He will preach in this city again on Sunday, November 2, and in the meantime efforts will be made looking to securing Rev. Gibb=s services this winter, and establishing a church of this denomination in Arkansas City. Further notice will be given in due time.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

The officers elected by Arkansas City=s Equal Suffrage Society for the ensuing year, at their meeting last week, are:

Mrs. (O. P.) Houghton, President.

Mrs. Charles Searing, Vice President.

Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Secretary.

Mrs. T. H. McLaughlin, Treasurer.

After the election of officers, Mrs. Houghton and Mrs. Searing were chosen delegates to the state convention, which meets in Leavenworth on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Messrs. Ochs & Nicholson, the proprietors of the ABee Hive@ dry goods and clothing establishment, occupying the central room in the opera block, came to the front with a large advertisement in this week=s issue. They have an elegantly assorted stock, embracing the latest styles and materials in the various departments, and are determined to keep pace with the times in every respect. Everyone is cordially invited to call, inspect their goods, and see for themselves that the ABee Hive@ is humming a true tune.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

The great D. M. & A. Narrow gauge railroad, which was to start from Northwestern Alaska and run to the everglades of Florida, and for which Winfield succeeded in voting county bonds, has been given up by the officers. They Afear it will be impossible to build it into this county in time to secure the bonds.@ Sad, very sad. We wonder what the people of Southeastern Cowley think of Winfield=s sweet talk by this time. We are supprised--very much surprised--to learn that this great throng=s banana line is not going to be built.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1884.

Ad. Room to Rent. Large room with closet, furnished or unfurnished, with or without board. Suitable for light house-keeping. Apply to TRAVELER office.




Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 29, 1884.


We owe Mr. Schiffbauer an apology for a statement which appeared in our last issue. It was not noticed until after the papers were printed; also, such a glaring injustice would not have resulted. Instead of accusing Mr. Schiffbauer of undue intimacy with one James Fay, it should have read James Fahey, more commonly known as AMickey Jim.@ The statement last week was not made with any desire to misrepresent our Frank.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 29, 1884.


Our mayor came out last Saturday in newspaper form, issuing 500 copies of a paper sailing under the euphonious title, AThrough the Woods.@ We looked for something especially brilliant from the combined efforts of Frank, his father-in-law, brother-in-law, and brother-in-law=s brother, considering the number of weeks they have been employed in the delivery of this phenomenal child; but were disappointed and surprised to find only a few personal allusions to one who is not before the people as a candidate, and an exhaustive plea in favor of the Greenback party.

Mr. Schiffbauer claims the TRAVELER has sought to take advantage of him because he has no Aorgan,@ and that we would not dare to make the statements we have made if we thought he would have the chance to answer them. In addition to writing an entire falsehood in this matter, he fails to mention the fact that the TRAVELER agreed to allow him room for any communication he might see fit to make, provided he would agree to our commenting upon it in the same issue. This offer was refused by him. Why? Let him answer. We would have put his articles before the people in readable shape, covering up his ignorance so plainly visible in every column of AThrough the Woods,@ but for some reason our offer was not accepted.

It is noteworthy that outside of his (or someone=s) argument in favor of resubmission, his manifesto contains nothing bearing upon the fitness of his candidacy for the legislature. He dodges the issue, merely saying that for eight years he has voted for some man to represent his views, but has been disappointed, and now he purposes to represent them himself. But what are his views? What does he want to accomplish in the legislature? The people have a right to know this, but our mute, inglorious Bismarck says, Athe people be d___d.@ It can=t be Glick and resubmission alone, for Harkleroad is before the people on this platform, and might have stood a reasonable show for election had all opposition to the Republican nominee united on him. Frank fails to explain the combination between him and James Fahey, of Winfield, more generally known as AMickey Jim,@ and he will not explain it until too late for anybody to correct the misstatements that might unwittingly creep in. When Frank goes to Winfield on political affairs, it is to see AMickey;@ when AMickey@ comes to Arkansas City, he and Frank are closeted in secrecy during the two hours between trains. This is suggestive, but not very edifying. We need more light.

Frank says he promises to accomplish nothing. No one doubts that he will, of necessity, keep this promise, and for this reason the people will vote against him. Even conscientious resubmissionists will not vote for him, because of the uncertainty of his actions on other measures. They feel that he cannot be trusted, and they are right. Frank has a very peculiar idea of the obligations of an oath, and we have every reason to believe he would not let such a simple matter of form stand between him and his desires. As proof of this we cite a conversation between Mr. Schiffbauer and Mr. T. H. McLaughlin a few months since, in which Mr. Schiffbauer affirmed that he Awould not give a man away on the witness stand.@ When we stop to consider that a witness is always under oath to answer well and truly all questions put to him, the above assertion can mean little else than that the author would swear to a lie. Such a course will gain him friends among a very questionable class of people. Aside from showing the true position of Mr. Schiffbauer at that time and this--that he as mayor is the avowed friend of the law-breaking class--his assertion proves his utter unreliability in questions of public interest which may conflict with his personal wishes. He would simply, under all circumstances, do as he pleased. No man in favor of honest government can afford to vote for a man with such loose notions of honor and integrity.

Mr. Schiffbauer may issue another manifesto next Saturday, or before the election, similar to that of last week; but when he finally gets Athrough the woods@ into clear, open sunlight, he will find that he has come out a long way from the door that leads into legislative halls. He might as well have stayed back in the shade.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 29, 1884.


GENTLEMEN: As is usual at the close of our campaigns in this county, you are insulted and outraged by a characterless sheet published in Winfield and misnamed AThe Telegram,@ and known all over Cowley County as a dirty, filthy sewer through which vile slanders are annually heaped upon the unoffending candidates of the Republican party. This sheet does not advocate Democratic principles, unless to peddle lies and slanders, and to paint men in false colors, to their shame and that of their families and friends, in Democracy. I cannot call to mind now a single editorial in that paper intended or calculated to increase the Democratic votes of this county by legitimate argument or the enunciation of a single principle. Its whole stock in trade consists in the peddling of lies, villification of men, and the repeating of slanders.

In this community where it is best known, it is recognized as the mouthpiece of the vile, vicious, and venal. If it has a character for honesty or decency, it has covertly and designedly hid the light under a bushel. In its issue of the 16th, it contained a base and infamous charge against Henry E. Asp, who has lived in this community from his boyhood up, and who is respected by every decent man in Cowley County who knows him. This charge was made by that paper at the instance and in the interests of Joseph O=Hare, his political opponent, and is in keeping with the character of O=Hare and in accord with the past record of that paper. Six years ago in this county, when the man who today honors the bench and is the respected judge of this district, was a candidate for county attorney, that paper made the same kind and character of charges against him. And yet today that paper, knowing that the upright and honorable conduct of Judge Torrance upon the bench has placed him beyond the power of that infamous sheet to encompass his defeat with a Democrat, now endorses his candidacy. Again, five years ago, this same outfit villified and blackened the character of A. T. Shenneman, who gave his life in the discharge of his duty. Again, four years ago, this vile and dirty sewer of all filth made the same kind of a fight on myself, and with what result we all know. Again, two years ago, this sheet made the same kind of a fight on James McDermott, whose honesty and integrity cannot be questioned, and succeeded in defeating him with a man whose whole career in the legislature was opposed to the interests of the people of Cowley County. And last year this same paper vomited forth its vile and infamous lies about George McIntire, Tom Soward, and Capt. Nipp, and sent its satraps and parasites forth to repeat its charges for the purpose of deluding Republicans and thereby obtaining votes under false pretenses for its candidate.

Why is it that you never hear their candidates upon the stump advocating their election because of the principles of their party and in the interest of their party? Why is it that they go out into the campaign and sneak up to your homes and peddle the libels of that paper to the disgust of decent men, instead of magnifying their own fitness for that position? Because their candidates, as a rule, are not able to do so, and for the further reason that as a rule their countenances of themselves are a breach of the peace.

How long must the Republicans stand such treatment, and are we to retaliate? I answer, we must submit to it so long as that paper is controlled by the moral leper who now directs its course and mouths the excrement vomited by that sheet each week of its filthy issue. We cannot retaliate because no decent Republican can get low enough in the purlieus of filth to compete with them.

Are their candidates better men than ours? Not at all; they never claim that. They engage in that conduct because they hope to steal into office thereby, and because without the employment of such means to deceive the thoughtless and unwary and thereby procure their votes, they could not hope to succeed.

The paper and its siders and abetters in this city, are to decent politics what a peat house is to a healthy community, or a pig stye in summer to a near neighbor.

The abuse of this paper is and should be treated by men who are familiar with the facts as an honest man=s endorsement.

Our candidates are all men who have lived in our midst; they were unanimously nominated by the largest and best convention of men ever assembled in Cowley County, and all fresh from the people of each township; and that convention by its nominations certified to the good character of each, and nothing that this infamous sheet can do or say in this campaign ought to win any Republican from his allegiance. Let us remember that the enemy is virulent, that he is exasperated by defeat, and poisoned with malice, and let us this year, as last, down this dirty outfit again.

Hoping that we may win a grand victory on Tuesday next, I am,


P.S. Business in court is my excuse for not visiting you in person.



Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 29, 1884.


WINFIELD, KANSAS, Oct. 27, 1884.

In the issue of the Telegram of the 16th inst., appeared an anonymous communication from some person signing himself AA Farmer,@ in which he refers to some rumors he claims to have heard affecting the character of Henry E. Asp, for honesty and ingegrity, while he was my partner in the practice of law. My attention was called to this communication, but as it was an anonymous one and did not pretend to assert as a matter of fact that Mr. Asp was guilty of any dishonest practices, I did not deem that the article demanded any notice from myself.

In the issue of the Telegram of the 23rd inst., however, the editors of that paper published an editorial accusing Mr. Asp of certain dishonest acts, while he was in partnership with me. These charges being specific and positively asserted by the editors of one of the public newspapers of this county, and not by one who is ashamed to sign his own name to his own communication, and especially as they are charges affecting Mr. Asp in his relation as my partner in the practice of the law, I deem it my duty not to let them pass unnoticed. In respect to this matter I have this to say, that these charges made against Mr. Asp by the Telegram impeaching his conduct for honesty and integrity in his relation as my law partner, are not true. I hand this denial to Mr. Asp, who is at liberty to use it as his judgment may dictate.





Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

BIG AD. ANDREWS & SWAIN. LARGEST HARNESS AND SADDLE HOUSE IN THE ARKANSAS VALLEY. Just Received, the Finest Line of SPURS AND BITS THAT CAN BE MANUFACTURED. Saddles, Bridles, Wolf Robes, Spurs, Lap Robes, Horse Blankets, Harness, Collars.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.


D. BRUNSWICK=S ARCADE CLOTHING HOUSE Is open and now ready for business with a complete stock of Clothing, Gents= Furnishing Goods, Hats, CAPS, BOOTS, AND SHOES, In all grades from medium to the finest.


In opening the Arcade Clothing House, I give to the public of Arkansas City and vicinity an establishment FIRST-CLASS in every respect, where the most fastidious surely can be suited.

Each department is complete, and we pride ourselves that our stock is not excelled in the Southwest for Quality and Elegance, and our prices meet competition. We endeavor to please one and all, and if anything we sell is not suitable or satisfactory, we cheerfully refund the money upon return of the goods. As we have gained the patronage and good will of the community at Wellington, so we propose by fair and square dealing to deserve a liberal share of the trade of Arkansas City and vicinity.

By looking at our comfortable quarters in the Commercial block, everyone can see that Awe come to stay@ and identify ourselves with the interests of your city.

All we ask is an examination of our goods and prices. You will be politely waited on by Messrs. Rosenfeld, Wile, and Levy, who are fully able to represent the AArcade@ as it should be.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.


Notwithstanding the immense drop in the clothing trade A. A. NEWMAN & CO. will still remain at the bottom on low prices, and don=t you fail to remember it. Look at our stock before buying.

-OUR LINE OF- UNDERWEAR! -AND- GENTS= FURNISHING GOODS is literally immense and needs to be seen before making your winter purchases.

OUR STOCK OF BOOTS, SHOES, AND SLIPPERS is very complete in every department, bought direct from the manufacturers and guaranteed to give satisfaction.

Blankets are cheaper this winter than ever before and we can save you money on these goods.

Don=t Fail to Look at our Line of CARPETS, Oil Cloths, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Fringes, Cretonnes, etc., before making a purchase of these articles.

The Staple and Fancy Dry Goods Department is very Complete Comprising Muslins, Prints, Ginghams, Tickings, Damasks, Flannels, Waterproofs, Jeans, Yarns, Zephyrs, Dress Goods in endless variety, Silks, Velvets, Knit Goods, Plushes, Corsets, Scarfs, Hosiery, Nubias, Gloves, etc.


Husking Gloves at 50 cents.

Other Gloves and Mittens in proportion.

Your friends.


Northeast corner Summit St. and Fifth Ave.




Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.


Ladies, I solicit your inspection of my carefully selected stock of fashionable millinery goods, including the latest novelties in shapes and trimmings from the Eastern markets. Plumes and tips cleaned and dyed any shade desired on short notice.

Having secured the services of an efficient trimmer and saleslady, I am prepared to execute orders with despatch and guarantee satisfaction in quality, style, and price.

Mrs. W. M. Henderson.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

See notice to hunters in another column.


We, the undersigned, hereby give notice that we will prosecute to the full extent of the law all persons who may be found hunting upon our premises.






















Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Read the coal specials of the Chicago Lumber Yard in this issue.

Ad. ANTHRACITE COAL $14 per ton at the Chicago Lumber Yard.

Ad. DIAMOND BLOCK! The best soft coal in the market $7.50 per ton at the Chicago Lumber Yard.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

We hear something of a dance tomorrow night in the opera house.

A nobby new sign graces the front of the Cowley County Bank building.

Walter McCague and John M. Hale, of Osage Agency, were in the city last Saturday and Sunday.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

W. E. Little and John Whistler, of Sac and Fox Agency, came up from the Territory last Saturday.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Our Baptist friends hope to be able to worship under their own vine and fig tree in two or three weeks.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

The grand jury has been solving the wickedness of Cowley County for the past ten days, and is still in session.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Mrs. T. J. Sweeney left last week for Iowa, where she expects to be absent a month visiting relatives and friends.

Rev. Gibb will hold Universalist services in the opera house next Sabbath afternoon and evening. No one should fail to hear him. He will do you good.

The Equal Suffrage Society of this city will meet with Mrs. M. L. Matlack, on Wednesday, November 12, and hereafter will meet on the second Wednesday in each month.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

AOur Frank@ expects several of his Territory friends up to vote for him next Tuesday. Any man living in the Territory can vote here provided he votes for Frank.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

The lady who recently lost a railroad ticket in Atchison, reading from Atchison to Arkansas City,l can learn something to her advantage by applying at the Santa Fe depot in this city.

The parties who last Saturday afternoon took by mistake a box containing a pair of shoes from the front of S. Matlack=s store will please return the same to this office and oblige the owner.

A Republican meeting will be held in Parker Schoolhouse next Saturday evening, at which time several good speakers will be present. We trust there will be a general turnout of the farmers.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Udall is to be formally organized into a city of the third class. The incorporation papers were sent to Judge Torrance last Wednesday. Cowley is full of prosperous towns.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

A. A. Newman & Co. hope to be in their magnificent Commercial block room in about three weeks. It will be the largest and most handsomely appointed mercantile room in Southern Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Some two weeks since the Santa Fe company commenced running an elegant sleeping car into Wichita, for the accommodation of the passenger traffic. It will not be long before the company will run a sleeper to this city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Burden now has two banks, the State Bank opening for business on Monday of last week, with a capital of $50,000. The institute is backed by Chicago capital. We congratulate northeastern Cowley on its prosperity and growth.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Ira Barnett has taken a contract to feed the Compton family. Another one came in last Monday--Elwood Compton, brother to friend John, who arrived last some ten days since. Friend Elwood is a Republican from the Republican state of Iowa.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

McDowell Bros. of the City meat market are determined to keep in the front rank in the matter of supplying everything in season. The first cold snap was hardly upon us when the front of their store was adorned with a fine deer and several head of wild turkeys.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Henry Booth, of Larned, passed through the city going west yesterday morning. He says the outlook for the success of the Republican party as seen from the committee rooms at Topeka is splendid, and the straight ticket will have a rousing majority. Newton Republican.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

DIED. Died on Friday, October 24, Mrs. J. C. Duncan, of consumption. The funeral services were preached by Rev. S. B. Fleming in the First Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, October 25. The bereaved husband and children have the heartfelt sympathy of their large circle of friends.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

The notorious fraud, D. L. Payne, was on our streets last Saturday with the usual amount of Acorn juice@ aboard. How the hundreds of honest, industrious people of this county can be bamboozled by this tipsy bummer is more than we can comprehend.

Geuda Springs News.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Andrews & Swain, our new harness dealers, have just received an elegant line of goods for the winter season, including some of the handsomest wolf and other lap robes ever brought to the city. See their advertisement in this issue, and if you need anything in the strap line, give them a call. [AD ALREADY TYPED.]








Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Our new sign painter, Wm. O. Gilva, has put himself on record in splendid shape upon the fancy gold leaf lettering upon the windows of Messrs. Snyder & Hutchison=s real estate office. They speak volumes for his skill as an artist, and we predict for him a large number of patrons who want first-class work.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

May the God of the widows and orphanless have compassion on our local Democracy. Tammany and Irving are again at sword=s-points. Tammany wants a banner stretched across the street next Friday with a picture of Glick on one side and on the reverse side a drawing representing Schiffbauer and resubmission. Irving will none of it, however. They want Glick on one side and Maria Halpin on the reverse: or any other sign equally appropriate and suggestive. We extend our sympathy.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

The ladies of the First Presbyterian Church will hold a social at the residence of Rev. Fleming on Tuesday evening, November 11. A preparatory meeting will be held by the young ladies next Friday evening at the home of Miss Ella Love. The socials for the Presbyterian Society this winter are to be in charge of the young ladies entirely, and they are going to make an aggressive campaign, their purpose being to hold socials at regular stated intervals, and give them such attention as to make them doubly successful. All the young ladies are invited to be present with Miss Love next Friday and unite in making the first social of the season a success.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Eddy=s Drug Store, as newly painted, presents the finest appearance of any drug store in the city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Wild geese are flying south this week. We may naturally expect that the warm weather is past. It is not often that October is as warm as has been this of 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Rev. Fleming preached in Wichita last Sabbath, filling the pulpit of Rev. Hewitt, who is lying at the point of death. Rev. Fleming will hold regular services next Sabbath in this city.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

We heard a gentleman remark recently that Henry E. Asp was the brightest and smartest looking attorney in Winfield. The county wants such a man for county attorney. Udall Sentinel.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

We call attention to our article on hog cholera on our outside, contributed by the state veterinarian, Dr. Holcorabe. We have heard of no cholera in this section, but farmers will do well to read the article carefully. [NOTE: I DID NOT TYPE UP ARTICLE.]


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Gov. Glick will speak in this city next Friday night, and the Democrats are preparing for a grand time. We assure our Democratic friends that the Republicans of this vicinity will make no attempt to interfere with their rally as did the Democrats two weeks ago.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Universalist Preaching.

Rev. S. F. Gibb will preside at the opera house next Sunday at 2 p.m. Subject, AChristianity not a religion of ceremony,@ and at 7-1/2 in the evening; Subject: AGood deeds preferable to good faith.@


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

What became of the $20,000 bonds the city voted for the purpose of getting a permanent water supply for extinguishing fire? Where is the water supply? Where is our $20,000? Frank Schiffbauer.

We would respectfully refer all such questions to our worthy mayor, in whose tender mercies our city is resting.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Capt. Rarick roped in a counterfeiter last Friday, one James Mahaney, who has been plying his vocation near Mulvane, in Sumner County. Capt. Rarick secured a lot of counterfeiters= tools and some silver dollars, which is the denomination Mahaney was coining. It is a cold day for a criminal when Rarick gets on his trail.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

The Baptist ladies have hit upon a novel idea for election day. During the day and until midnight, they will serve an elegant lunch at a moderate price, for the accommodation of voters who won=t have time to go home. While you are waiting for the returns, you can get hot coffee, tea, rolls, etc., and be comfortable.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Jim Moore=s horse was stolen on the night of the last Democratic rally in this city. Deputy Sheriff Rarick was notified of the fact, and last Thursday captured thief and horse near Dexter, this county. The horse thief has but just got out of the penitentiary, where he has been spending a year for breaking into a jewelry store at Burden. He is evidently Astuck@ on the penitentiary.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Maj. North favored this office with a pleasant call last week. He is now a member of the Nebraska legislature, but is traveling through this section in the interests of the World=s Exposition at New Orleans. Mr. North reports Nebraska as taking considerable interest in this matter, and thinks Kansas ought certainly to do as well. He will have a lot of Pawnee Indians in charge at New Orleans.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

The ladies of the Baptist Church will give an oyster supper at Highland Hall on Tuesday, November 4, from 6 p.m. until midnight. We are few in numbers and building our church and would solicit all the aid and patronage we can get from the city and county. In addition to oysters, we will serve tea, coffee, and cold meats, bread, and cake. Anyone willing to assist in donating anything for the table, it will be thankfully received. LADIES= BAPTIST SOCIETY.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Ed. Bedilion, whom the Democrats were determined to run for clerk of the court, has come out squarely and positively refusing to allow his name used in connection with any office by Democrats. This course will win for Ed. a great many friends in this county. He is a popular man among Cowley voters, and Republicans will not fail to remember him in the near future for his manly action in this matter. The entire Republican ticket is to be elected this fall--national, state, and county.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

We hear considerable talk among our straight Democratic friends in favor of starting a Democratic paper in this city. We believe the party would sustain one that had the courage of its convictions and the manhood to work openly for the party=s nominees. The concern now here, so far as outsiders are able to judge, has not yet learned that Harkleroad is a candidate, for never a word has it said in favor of him. Ignorance and imbecility palliate the fault to a certain extent, but cannot wholly excuse Apa@ and pa=s son for their silence. We trust this will stir them up.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

A Merited Endorsement. The following is a copy of the certificate of approval of the valuable services of two faithful and efficient officers by the county commissioners.


October 13th, 1884.

To L. B. Stone, Esq., Retiring Treasurer:

The county commissioners desire to express their satisfaction for the uniform courtesy, close attention to business, and order in your accounts manifested in your associaitons with us, and desire to send you on retiring, their best wishes for your future.

We also desire to express the same testimonial of appreciation for your efficient and courteous deputy, Mr. W. J. Wilson.




Attest: J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

The Improved Canal Mills.

V. M. Ayres & Son have kept step with the general progress and improvement of Arkansas City and her institutions by putting a new and complete set of rolls in the Canal Mills. This improvement has necessitated a cessation from work for several weeks, but last Saturday everything was in readiness, and the mill was started up as a distinctive roller mill, with nine new sets of E. P. Allis & Co.=s rolls and three sets of Nordyke rolls, which in addition to the rolls used heretofore give a capacity excelled by no mill in this section. In every department the Canal Mills are now furnished with the best and latest improved appliances for the manufacture of fine flour, among which we may mention the Bernard & Lee separators, brush and smutter; Garden City reduction mills; Allis & Co.=s and Nordyke rolls; flour and bran packers; ten-reel bolting chests, purifiers (four of the celebrated Geo. T. Smith make); Gun=s improved Centrifugal flour dresser, and one of Child=s manufacture; bran dusters, corn separators, etc.; in fact, everything found in a well equipped mill. To accommodate all this new machinery, Ayres & Son have built a twelve foot addition to their mill running the entire length and height of the old structure. The machinery was placed by the Great Western Manufacturing Company of Leavenworth, under the supervision of T. A. Skinner, of Minneapolis. The capacity of the Canal Mills is now over 900 barrels per day. The only stone in the entire mill is that used for making corn meal. We congratulate this firm upon adopting the gradual reduction system for manufacturing flour, and trust they will reap a large benefit in increased Aorders.@ No city in Kansas, of equal size, has two such fine roller mills as has Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

The Democratic Rally.

The Democrats assembled in solemn conclave at the opera house last Monday night to hear Judge W. P. Campbell. There was considerable novelty attending this meeting, as for fourteen years Democrats have been cussing Bill Campbell as a black Republican and a corrupt judge. Bill was not up to the standard required by the Republican party. He was dropped from the rank of office holders, and he dropped right into the outstretched arms of hungry Democrats, who are now calling him a Abully boy@--if not with a glass eye, at least with sufficient gall and lack of morality to fitly represent them in whatever capacity he chooses. Thus many went to see him out of curiosity. The meeting was first addressed by Hairy Joe, who electrified the audience by saying that he was a candidate for county attorney on the Republican ticket. After recovering from the confusion incident on this break, he occupied half an hour in attempting to formulate ideas and in relieving himself of a system of gestures, evidently copied from a Punch and Judy show or an exhibition of Madame Jarley=s wax figures. He then thanked the audience for enduring him and gave way to Judge Bill.

Campbell spoke for over an hour. The first twenty minutes were consumed in explaining why men were excusable for associating with Democrats. He then devoted ten minutes to the task of proving that Democrats were always opposed to slavery and secession. He told his hearers he had never called the Democratic party a pro-slavery party. Of course, those of us who have heard him make Republican speeches for the last twelve years know this was a lie, but the Widow Halpin guards didn=t seem to take any account of this trivial diversion from fact, and applauded immensely. Our amorous ex-friend Bill was manifestly uneasy while on this line of attack, and soon jumped over on the free trade plank, where the Democrats are more at home because more ignorant of its purposes and effects. He clearly proved to Democrats that the speeches he made four years ago were lies, and to Republicans that he hadn=t got used to his present fodder, but was doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances.

By this time a large part of this audience began to move by ones, twos, and threes toward the door. But W. P. (Once upon a time interpreted as Woman Persuader) was equal to the emergency of holding the rank and file; and throwing open the frosted windows and screen doors of Democracy, he invited the audience into the warm precincts of eternal whiskey and beer. He maintained the respectability of the Republican party by saying he had always been a temperance man, and of course we are not disposed to Agive him away.@ We will only say that ex-Judge Bill will wear his new suit very gracefully. His resubmission argument took up the balance of time, during which the exit from the hall continued, until less than half remained to hear Campbell=s remarkable wind-up, wherein he said he was not qualified for chief justice of the supreme court, but hoped the people would elect him thereto. Which they won=t.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

A Friendly Warning. One day last week we received the following letter from a friend, who is in every way entirely reliable, and we believe speaks the truth touching the threats of the boomer Payne. Payne may mean what he intimates to his followers, and he may not, but it will be well for our stockmen to keep an eye on his movements, while loafing around the southern border of the state.

______, Kansas, Oct. 16, 1884.

FRIEND WALTON: I have got onto one of Payne=s infamous schemes and it is of vital interest to you (if you have cattle in the Terri-tory, as he claims) and all cattlemen who have cattle there, to know what it is. Payne, while here, told or intimated as much to one of his followers (who happened to be an intimate friend of mine also) that as Asoon as the grass gets dead and dry enough, and the wind is favor-able, it is the intention to burn out the cattlemen from Red River to the Kansas line, in retaliation for the burning of Rock Falls.@

He further gives us some friendly advice as to precautionary means which is useless to publish, but such that if followed will most effectually settle that little Aburning out@ scheme of the great incendiary. The writer of the letter is a Democrat, but not such as Payne likes to tackle with his boomer scheme, and is not in any manner whatever connected with the live stock interests of the Territory.

Caldwell Journal.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

With reference to the wire fence cutting, which has been done on the Chilocco school farm lately, we will state that it is the height of foolishness for parties in this section to indulge in such practices. Some parties, we understand, are opposed to the school, and seek to vent their spite by cutting the wire fence, but this will do them no good. The government will maintain that school if it is requires a soldier at every fence post. If troops are put there, orders will be given to keep out all trespassers, which means that a great many parties who get wood from the Territory will have to look elsewhere for fuel. We imagine this result would work a greater hardship to residents along the line than to the school. In common with all lovers of law and order, we hope there will be no more cutting of fences on the school farm.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.


Shop on East Central Avenue.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Ad. Car Load of Flour just received by Kimmel & Moore.

Ad. For Prices on Newton Flour, see Kimmel & Moore.

Ad. White Fawn at Kimmel & Moore=s.

Ad. Kimmel & Moore sell Newton Morning Star Flour for 80 cents per fifty pounds.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Ad. MILLINERY. There will be a grand winter opening at Friend=s Millinery House, Winfield, Kansas, Oct. 30 and 31, 1884. Ladies are cordially invited to attend and examine the stock.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Ad. C. A. Burnett of the St. Louis Restaurant is now fixed in first-class style to supply oysters cooked in every style and other refreshments at all times. If you are hungry, he can fill the bill for you.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Ad. FOR SALE. Three full blooded Poland-China boar pigs can be seen at the Fifth Avenue Livery Stable.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Ad. Try one of the twenty-five cent dinners at the Arcade Restaurant.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Ad. LODGING. Two gents of good habits desiring to rent a furnished bedroom near to business center, can be accommodated at Mrs. Dr. Alexander=s, Summit Street, near Central Avenue House.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

Ad. Room to Rent. Large room with closet, furnished or unfurnished, with or without board. Suitable for light housekeeping. Apply to TRAVELER office.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.

AD. Grand Rally!

Every day and evening this month at J. W. HUTCHISON & SONS.



A Fine Assortment of HANGING LAMPS.

Call Early and Secure a Reserved seat.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.


WALNUT VALLEY NURSERIES, 4-1/2 miles northeast of Arkansas

City, S. E. MAXWELL, Proprietor.

Call and examine our stock before purchasing.