GENERAL HOWARD's campaign against the hostil Nez Perces, which resulted in the surrender of the entire force, seems to have been well managed, the correspondents to the contrary notwithstanding. The official reports tell the story in its completeness.


Why was the Sitting Bull Commission a ridiculous failure, as so many papers pronounce it? What did these able gentlemen want the commission to succeed in? In bringing Sitting Bull back to the United States? As Rip Van Winkle would say, "We are better midout him."


A recent letter from the Custer battle-ground on the Little Big Horn River states that the graves of those who fell in the battle are now in good condition. When Colonel Brackett's force examined the field in September, they found twelve human skulls and some bones above ground. These had been dug up by Indians or wolves. They were collected and reinterred. Bones are scattered over the field in every direction. But they are not human bones. The soldiers' remains seem to have been interred with care, and the writer of the letter, who went over the entire battleground, says, "It is unseemingly for people to say that the bones of these men lie bleaching in the sun and without decent burial," because such was not the case, and is not now.


The Commission to appraise the Kaw lands had been appointed. According to conditions prescribed by the Indians in consenting to the re-appraisement, one was to be chosen by their Agent, one by Superintendent Nicholson, and one by the Commissioner of Indian affairs. M. H. Newlin, Agent of the Pottawatomies, was selected by the Superintendent. Maj. Jones, Agent of the Quapaws, by the Agent, and Thomas S. Huffaker, of Council Grove, by the Commissioner. It will be remembered that the former appraisement rated the lands at figures which made them unmarketable; it is now hoped that they will be brought within the reach of the settlers.




The election at this place yesterday passed off very quietly and pleasantly. The votes polled lacked about seventy of being the entire vote of the township. Some little strife was made for the offices of constables and justices of the peace. The following is the vote on township officers.

Trustee. M. R. Leonard ... 203

Treasurer. L. Finley ..... 119

Clerk. W. D. Mowry ....... 197


I. H. Bonsall ........... 166

James Christian ......... 120

T. McIntire ............. 107


Geo. McIntire ........... 185

James Morgan ............ 133

W. J. Gray .............. 82

Road Overseers.

J. W. Hutchinson ........ --

Capt. Bird .............. 7

There were two justices and two constables to elect.


Some of the most scandalous lies and personal abuse was heaped on the candidates for the different offices this fall, that we ever heard of. Many were of such a nature that they could not be hinted at in the most delicate manner without disgracing the person who uttered them. That is a kind of politics that the TRAVELER does not propose to engage in or sanction in any party, and the sooner it is denounced by the people, the better will be the result. A man often goes before a convention whose character is untainted, and before the day of election, the people are startled to learn that he is a villain of the worse character, and it is generally accepted as true before any inquiry is made into the matter. If they cannot be made known before the day of election, or in time to give the accused party time to contradict them, they should not be considered true.




SILVERDALE, Oct. 23, 1877.

A slight flutter was caused in our quiet neighborhood by the meeting at Mr. Butterfield's, on the caucus for the nomination of township officers. The results will be found below.

Trustee: J. B. Mussulman.

Justices: D. Francisco, W. Butterfield.

Clerk: S. Cattrell.

Treasurer: W. T. Estus.

Constables: I. Tipton, T. Butterfield.

The store at this place, and with it the post office, has been bandied about somewhat unmercifully of late.

W. T. Estus, successor to Mr. Tipton, sold the twin concern to S. Cattrell, who has been serving Uncle Sam for about a week, but at this writing, Dan Grant is spoken of as the coming merchant and postmaster.

Our mill men in Illinois have been heard from again and they say that as soon as certain properties in their possession are disposed of that the mill on Grouse will assume visible


It is with regret that I state that no school is being held in this township. 'Cause why--a site has not yet been agreed upon.

Sunday school meets every Sunday, however, at Coburn's school house in lower Grouse.

Seeding is now over, and in nearly all cases, the wheat is up and looking first class--could not look better.

Mr. J. B. Mussulman has a field that he sowed very early that we believe cannot be beat anywhere.

I have secured a large beet, weight 7 lbs., of Mr. Cattrell, and several monster sweet potatoes of Mr. Splawn, which I will send you the first opportunity.

Mr. Warren has sold his cattle to the Freeman boys, who with Messrs. Austin & Haynes intend herding in the Territory during the winter.





DEXTER, Oct. 30, 1877.

On Thursday, the 25th inst., about noon, my son, Richard, wandered from home, and got lost. The good people of Dexter and neighborhood began the search at dark, and continued it all night and all next day until dark, when he was found by Esq. Osborne near the head of Beaver creek, some eight or nine miles southeast of Dexter, while on his way home from town.

For all this interest and sympathy shown me and my family, I feel myself truly grateful and will ever hold these people in remembrance. H. B. RUDE.




Walter Deming started a fire this afternoon to burn up some trash. It got away from him and destroyed his stable, three stacks of hay, straw pile, and four hundred bushels of good wheat. Mr. Deming is an energetic man and a good citizen. The loss will fall heavily on him. His summer's work is now represented by a pile of ashes.

The county is full of land buyers. New grip candidates.





Wild geese are flying south every day.

The flouring mill at Caldwell is running.

John Florer, the trader at Osage Agency, is in town.

Parties desiring blackberry roots can have them for the digging at the Capt. Norton place.


Mr. Topliff offers a valuable mule for sale at a bargain this week. See special notice column.

FOR SALE. One span of 4-year-old work mules, 14 hands high; one double-barrelled shot gun, one feather bed. Will trade for cows. W. H. H. RATHBURN, On Topliff's farm.


The Literary Society will meet at the First Church next Friday evening. All invited to attend.


THERE IS an Independent candidate for County Clerk, M. G. Troup, on the Democratic ticket, in this county.


TO TEXAS. CHARLEY WARE and BILLY ADAMS started for Texas last week by wagon. They will engage in the stock business.


J. B. LYONS, Esq., Cashier of the First National Bank of Cadiz, Ohio, was married on the 27th inst., at Alliance, to Miss Matilda J. Watson, of Salem.


We took from a wagon, a turnip, weighing 6-3/4 pounds, grown by David Sleeth on the Walnut bottom. There were many others in the load just as large.


The contractors of the Walnut river bridge now want a guarantee from a number of our prominent citizens that the bonds will be issued to them before they will erect the bridge.


The steeple of the M. E. church at Winfield was blown down in the storm; and it will take $1,000 to replace it. The sinners of the county seat will have to go down in their pockets again.


Thomas Hunter, the landlord at South Haven, is the Democratic nominee in Sumner county for Treasurer, and Mr. A. Huff, of Salt City, for Clerk. Both parties are well known in this place.


MR. LETTS, of Salt City, left with us a sample of silver ore taken from one of the mines he is interested in in the San Juan country that is very rich. He expects to return in the spring to work them.



Miss Gussie Slocum, of Emporia--one of the young ladies of the border in early days--was married to Capt. C. N. Sterry on the 13th of October. Mr. Sterry is attorney for the K. C., E & S. railroad.


L. J. Webb, M. G. Troup, Capt. Hunt, W. M. Allison, and J. P. Short, all attended the Republican meeting last Monday evening, at this place. Speeches were made by all the gentlemen except Mr. Short, and a general talk engaged in.


WILL ALLISON claims to have lost a pocket book containing $15 in money, a 1,000 mile railway ticket, a stage pass, and a discharge from the U. S. army. We believe it all except the $15 in money. He meant a $15 due bill he had made out for some bible association.


WHITE FLINT CORN. Mr. J. M. Felton has some white flint corn he obtained in Missouri that will mature in dry seasons before the dry weather sets in. On account of the grasshoppers this year, he did not plant corn until June 1st, and he now has forty bushels to the acre.


MR. F. P. SCHIFFBAUER, of Wichita Agency, came up last week to spend a few days with us. He has been with the Indians at the Agency about six years, and converses freely in many Indian tongues, besides German and English. He may locate with us, and we hope he will, for he is an exemplary young man of excellent business qualifications.


H. P. STANDLEY visited Silverdale, Maple City, Otter, Dexter, and Tisdale last week, representing the TRAVELER. He was cordially received everywhere and was well pleased with the trip. While out among the farmers, he learned to tell the difference between rye and oats, and knows a Chester White pig from a Berkshire at first glance now.


A DOUBLE WEDDING. On Thursday evening of last week, MR. WILL. J. STEWART and MISS DORA DIXON, both of this county, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at Caldwell, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at the residence of the bride's brother. Also Mr. Davidson, of Wellington, and Miss Carrie Dixon, of this place. Both young ladies are sisters of Mrs. J. T. Shepard. We have not had the pleasure of Mr. Davidson's acquaintance, but learn that he is a gentleman of considerable reputation, and a prosperous hardware merchant.

Will Stewart is well known throughout this county and is exceedingly popular. Since leaving railroading for an occupation, he has quietly retired on one of the best farms in Cowley county and has it well under cultivation. No young man in this vicinity has stronger and warmer friends than Will J. Stewart.




The TRAVELER reporter arrived at South Bend last Saturday afternoon in time to witness the races, examine the horses, and hear the general talk of the bystanders. Nearly seventy-five people had gathered to see the trial of speed, and although all were interested, very little money exchanged hands. The track was on the Walnut river bottom, on the farm formerly owned by Fislar, and was one of the best we have seen in the Southwest. While it was hard on top, it had a spongy appearance, and gave slightly to the horses' hoofs, enabling them to strike firm and strong without damaging the feet. The tracks were one-quarter of a mile in length, and far enough apart to prevent the riders striking one another's horses, and level as a floor. At the starting point on one track was a shoot, or pen, made to prevent the horse from flying the track. This was used by the sorrel colt. For some time considerably parleying was done on how the horses would start, and the race was finally given up on account of a dispute. Simms, who made the race, contended they were to turn on a twelve foot score and run. Phaler, the owner of the gray horse, claimed they were to come up to the score and run. The bets had been a wagon, team, and horses, against a mule and wagon. Finally by allowing Phaler to withdraw the wagon and bet the mule against the wagon, team, and horses, the race was made up, and the horses taken to the end of the tract to start.

"John Bascom," owned by Howard, is a small chestnut sorrel stallion, four years old, weighing 1,000 pounds. He was in a splendid condition, well trained, and was handled nicely.

"Jack Rabbit," owned by Dan Phaler, of Dutch Creek, is a gray horse, six years old, weighing 860 pounds, and remarkably well muscled. He is the same horse formerly owned by Hackney & McDonald, for which Phaler paid $360, and mortgaged his farm to pay for. The horse, to our eye, was not in good order for running. The horse was poorly handled and made the race as though he had been overworked or strained.

Some time was taken to get the horses started. Repeatedly they came to the scratch, but something would be wrong. One horse would not get started on the right foot or the other was not far enough ahead.

Finally the "go" was given and both horses sprang into the air and came bounding over the level surface as though shot from a canon. For awhile they ran nearly even; then the little sorrel hugged the ground like a greyhound, and began gaining inch by inch until near the middle of the track, when he ran away from the gray and reached the score several seconds before his adversary. Very little whipping was done, but the speed was good, the sorrel horse making the quarter of a mile in less than 30 seconds.

T. M. Vaughn, Jake Keffer, and Tom Shales were the judges, and gave the race to "John Bascom" by ten feet, although it appeared more like twenty from where we stood.

Other horses were on the ground, and two or three scrub races were run after the main race.

Col. McMullen's "Sleepy Jack," was generally admired, and many offfered to bet he could outrun anything on the ground. But as no one seemed inclined to risk anything, and the Colonel did not propose to let him run, the matter was dropped.

Lewis Shales, of Rock township, had his roan pony on hand, but did not have an opportunity to run him. His horse is a small, heavy built pony, branded "L. W. ALLEN," and his good action.

It was late in the evening when the races were run, and everyone sought their homes as soon as it was over, congratulating themselves that they had seen one fair race if nothing more.





Annie Norton

Mattie Mitchell

Emma Mitchell

Nellie Swarts

Mary Theaker

Anna Hutchinson

Linnie Peed

Linda Christian

Flora Finley

Laura Gregg

Susie Hunt

Susie Berry

Belle Adams

Mary Wintin

May Benedict

Cassie Benedict

Carrie Cramer

Sarah Randall

Mary Holloway

Jerry Adams

Lewis Coombs

John Parker

James Lorton

Fred. McLaughlin

Peter Trissell

Charles Holloway

Beason Gardner







Castor Oil, $1.40 per gallon.

Lard Oil, $1.25 per gallon.

N. F. Oil, $1.50 per gallon.

Coal Oil, 40 cents per gallon.

Jayne's Expectorant, 90 cents.

Allen's Balsam, 90 cents.

Ayer's C. Pectoral, 90 cents.

Golden M. Discovery, 90 cents.

Pierce's Favorite Pres., 90 cents.

Jayne's Alterative, 90 cents.

Hostetter's Bitters, 90 cents.

Prickly Ash Bitters, 90 cents.

Harter's Iron Tonic, 90 cents.

Wine Bitters, 90 cents.

Ayer's Hair Vigor, 90 cents.

Hall's Hair Renewer, 90 cents.

Cherry Pectoral Wine, 90 cents.

August Flower, 70 cents.

Five Boxes of Pills, $1.00.

Four Lamp Chimneys, 25 cents.


CALL IN and get prices.




The farmers are through seeding, but are still busy preparing and fixing for winter. The wheat crop looks exceptionally good.

The caucus for nominating township officers met Oct. 20. The following were the nominations:

Trustee, J. Gilleland.

Clerk, W. W. Thomas.

Treasurer, John Babbitt.

Justices, W. E. Ketchum and J. B. Callison.

Constables, Robt. Howe and Silas Dixon.

Our school commences Monday, Nov. 5, with W. E. Ketchum as teacher. Rev. McCarney preaches in the city every two weeks regularly, and we have occasional meetings besides.

Although the acreage sown to wheat this year is large, yet many of our farmers have turned their attention to cattle and hogs more than of old.

Messrs. Wiley & Eaton have some 200 head of as fine hogs as can be found anywhere, and most of our farmers have more or less cattle and hogs.

H. S. Libby has one of the largest herds of cattle in the vicinity--something over 125 head.

The two twin children of Mrs. Kizer died on Saturday last, and were buried on Sunday, the 21st of October.

Mrs. Montgomery died at the residence of her son on Tuesday evening, at 3 p.m. [?evening..3 p.m.?] The funeral took place on Monday at Rock Creek. The deceased lady had been sick for many years with a cancer in the forehead.

H. S. Blendin has sold out his flock of sheep and is now devoting his attention to stock raising. More anon. B.




1. Taxes are due November 1st, and the whole or one half of the same may be paid on or before December 20th, without penalty.

2. One half of the taxes may be paid on or before Dec. 20th, and the other half on or before June 20th following, without penalty.

3. If the whole tax is paid, a rebate of 5 percent is allowed on the half that may run to June 20th.

4. On any real estate, where no payment has been made by Dec. 20th, the whole becomes due and a penalty of 5 percent is added Dec. 21st.

5. A penalty of 5 percent is added March 21st, and another 5 percent on June 21st, on all real estate where the first installment was not paid by Dec. 20th.

6. Warrants for delinquent taxes on personal property will be issued Jan. 1st, and paid July 1st.

7. Lands delinquent for taxes will be advertised July 10th, and sold on the first Tuesday in September.

8. After the tax sales, the amount of the taxes and costs will be subject to interest at the rate of 2 percent per month for the first year, and three percent for the second and third years.

9. At the end of the third year, a tax deed will be issued to the purchaser.




The Montreal Witness of the 18th inst. says:

"A treaty with the Blackfeet Indians is stated to have been arranged by Lieut. Gov. Laird, and its details will be awaited with interest. Canadian Commissioners, however great the difficulty may appear, generally do succeed in arranging treaties with the Indians in the Northwest. Canada's good faith in keeping her treaties no doubt makes the task much less arduous than it otherwise would be, and although there may sometimes be grumbling in Parliament at the great expense of the treaties, such cricitisms do not count for much when weighed with the possible alternatives."




The House, on the 5th, transferred the office of Indian Affairs to the War Department; and authorized the election of a delegate from the Indian Territory.




The Battle Over.

LIPPMAN took his defeat very cool, and went to work at his mill harder than ever, the morning after the election, resolved to keep out of politics.

CAPT. HUNT feels his defeat. He is no politician, and regards human beings as objects not to be wholly relied on. His friends also feel for him.

TROUP is chuckling in his sleeve thinking, "I told you so," and has squared himself for another two years' work.

KINNE has the satisfaction of knowing that kindness and true courtesy is not thrown away even in a public office, and continues his course as heretofore. Good clothes, reputation, or a large bank account makes no difference with E. P. Kinne--a child would be shown as much attention as an officer, if it called at the Registrar's office on business.

TOM BRYAN expected to win because he had no opponent, and his smiling countenance will greet the tax burdened resident with such an open countenance that he will feel like paying his taxes two or three times.

ED. HAIGHT took interest enough to come in the day after election to see whether he was elected or not, and though if he wasn't, he would go back to his work on the farm. Ed. will be happy now as long as he is kept busy.

We understand Chas. McClung was not in the State when his name was placed on the ticket, and he did not expect to be elected.

Very few supposed Charles Harter would be elected over Mr. Lippman, and he probably would not without the desperate fight made upon his opponent. But he was, and time will tell whether he fulfills the office faithfully and efficiently. We have always found him to be a gentleman and a good citizen.

Dr. Graham ranks among the best physicians of the county and will make a good Coroner.

Winfield did not support the Republican nominee for Commissioner of District No. 1, as well as it might have been expected, but Mr. Gale, of Rock township, was elected "all the same, all the while."

Major Sleeth and Mr. Burden take it as a matter of course proceeding and don't seem much elated either way.




SOUTH BEND, Nov. 8, 1877.

Things are quite lively in the "Bend" this fall, and we expect to have a fine time this winter. Wheat is about all threshed, and the fall wheat is all put in and looking very nice.y. Mr. Nipp has over 100 acres of fine fall wheat. Mr. Campbell has 80 acres of fine wheat--the finest in the "Bend," I may say with safety. Mr. Sitters has 100 acres of fine wheat. All the wheat in the Bend looks fine, and promises an abundent crop for next year.

There is plenty of corn in the neighborhood, and the people are commencing to gather and crib it.

Mr. Nipp has about 200 hogs, 35 of which are ready for market, besides a large lot of cattle in his pasture. Mr. Keffer has about 80 fine hogs, 50 percent of which are ready for market. He has about 100 head of cattle in his pasture. Mr. Sitters has about 20 fine hogs, and 35 head of cattle. Mr. Campbell has a very fine lot of hogs.

There are quite a number of farmers of which I failed to ascertain facts. There are quite a number of newcomers from Illinois and Iowa looking for land.

C. W. Pitinger and family, from Davis county, are staying with Mr. S. B. Atkison until they get a house built on the north eighty of Mr. Atkison's, which Mr. C. W. Pitinger bought.

Mr. John Pitinger, father of C. W. Pitinger, is also here looking around.

Mr. Alex. and Joseph Hawkins, from Bloomfield, Iowa, and Mr. John Norman, from Davis county, Iowa, are stopping in the neighborhood looking around for suitable places.

Mr. Chesby McDade is stopping with Mr. Campbell. He is from Hamburg, Germany--just arrived.

A literary society was started on Monday night, Nov. 5th, at the South Bend school house. Mr. Keffer was appointed Chairman, and Miss Anna Wright, Secretary, for the evening. The society was organized and styled the "South Bend Literary Society." Twenty-two members were enrolled. The society was adjourned to meet on Wednesday, Nov. 14th. All are invited.

A singing school will be commenced in a week or so.

J. F. H.




FRIOTOWN, TEXAS, Oct. 24, 1877.

Friend Scott:

Yours of the 4th inst., is received, also cards. This is not the best locality to buy ponies and mules, as few are raised here. The place to go for them is near the coast and on the lower Rio Grande. I am informed that good stock mares and horses, nothing under three years old, can be bought there for $5 to $8 per head. Mules are higher. Good one, half breed, 14 and 15 hands high, are worth $20 to $25. These figures are for unbroken animals. Broken ones are worth more. If one has a hankering for adventure, he can cross the Rio Grande into Mexico, and get them cheaper.

As for Mexican war matters, I know but little. There is more or less trouble along the Rio Grande now, and I believe the State troops are nearly all on the Mexican frontier, below or above. I might say generally that there is always a kind of semi war along the line, just now it is more than common. There is a great deal of talk, and everybody is spoiling for a fight. Guess Mexican and Indian matters are alike in this--that a little thing at home may be a big thing abroad. The report that a thousand men are being recruited in San Antonio for service against Mexico, must be bosh.






BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hedgecock on Nov. 4, a girl. Also on the 4th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Moore, a girl.

Mr. John G. Wood sold his farm of 160 acres to Mr. G. H. Wright for $650. No improvement.

Rumor says that Hickman and Myers, Democratic candidates for Registrar and Sheriff, elected the rest the Republican ticket elected. M.




SILVERDALE, Nov. 9, 1877.

Mr. Mussulman, the regular nominee for Trustee in Silverdale township, because he is so occupied with other business, that he did not wish to be elected to that office, on the morning of the election, withdrew his name as a candidate in favor of D. Grant. And the said Grant on the strength of Mr. Mussulman's popularity was elected Trustee. D. GRANT.




PROFESSOR KELLOGG, of Emporia, was in our city last Wednesday, negotiating for the purchase of Dr. Hall's drug store for a brother in Arkansas City. If the brother is as full of snap and energy as the professor, he will be a valuable acquisition to our city. Junction City Union.




Stray Notice.

Taken up by the subscriber, living 2 miles west of Arkansas City, 4, 3 year old steers, branded R. R. or R. B. Said steers were taken up on the 5th of Nov., 1877, and can be had by proving property and paying charges. JOHN W. BROWN.



MARRIED. On Tuesday, November 13, 1877, at the First Presbyterian church, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, MR. F. P. SCHIFFBAUER, late of Wichita Agency, Indian Territory, to MISS MOLLIE WILLIAMS, of this place.

Notwithstanding the night was dark and stormy, with the probabilities of a heavy rain, the church was filled with ladies and gentlemen, many being compelled to remain standing during the ceremony. After the congratualtions were extended to the happy couple, a few invited friends repaired to Mr. Godehard's restaurant, where a bountiful feast of good things awaited them, and time sped swiftly and pleasantly until the "wee sina hours beyant the twa." The many friends of the newly wedded couple join in wishing them a prosperous and happy journey "up the dusty slopes of life," with no clouds to mar the serenity of their matrimonial sky.




M. GODEHARD will receive within a few days choice Ohio chestnuts, California pears; and Baltimore Fresh Oysters. Call in time if you want some.


BUCKWHEAT FLOUR for sale by H. Godehard.

MAPLE SYRUP just received at H. Godehards.

600 lbs. of choice candy received at H. Godehard's.



MATCHED HORSES and mules for sale on time, or will trade for cattle or hogs. PATTERSON & ENDICOTT.


MONEY TO LOAN. J. L. Huey has money to loan on chattel or real estate security. Real estate greatly preferred and at a much lower rate of interest.


The Blacksmiths' Union Price List.

ARKANSAS CITY, Nov. 12, 1877.

We, the undersigned, have established the following prices, to take effect on and after November 12, 1877. These prices are strictly cash:

Eight new horse shoes, $3.50.

Two new horse shoes, .85.

One new horse shoe, .45.

Signed, K. F. SMITH,





ONE new Coles Stalk Cutter to trade for hauling.



GOOD TEAM, wagon, and harness for sale cheap. Inquire of

W. J. Stewart or Houghton & McLaughlin.


TEN FINE FARMS FOR SALE. Ten percent cash of the purchase money required as first payment; balance on five years' time.



A SPAN of fine young brood mares and a span of mules for sale, on time with good security. J. C. McMULLEN.




Town full of teams Monday.

Caldwell has a horse race nearly every week.

JOE DISSER will open a shoe shop in town this winter.

Many calves in Beaver township are dying of the blackleg.

The miners in the mountains predict this will be a long cold winter.

E. B. KAGER has removed his office to the room over Benedict's store.

HENRY MOWRY shot a fine deer a few miles from the State line lately.

A project is on foot to place another ferry west of town. It is needed.

The Knights of Honor meet Tuesday, November 20th, at Benedict's Hall.

MR. MANESS has bought 40 acres of land on the State line, of Tom Goatley.

MR. SAMUEL HOYT returned from Canada last week, and will spend the winter here.

FRED. NEWMAN, brother of A. A. Newman, is visiting his relatives at this place.

WM. KAY starts a buffalo hunting this week, in company with Sumner county friends.

A number of teams loaded for the Pawnee and Sac and Fox agencies last Monday.

KAWS, PAWNEES, and occasionally a stray Osage, grace our streets considerably of late.

Mrs. Harris, mother of Clarence Harris, in the TRAVELER office, returned from Colorado last Thursday.

BORN. To Mr. L. F. Johnson, a son, on Saturday, Nov. 10th. Beaver township will soon have another voter.

The hunters who went to the Territory were not very successful. After about a week's stay, they killed one turkey.

MITCHELL and HUEY are talking of erecting a building on the vacant lot between the Post Offfice and Mr. Bonsall's gallery.

MR. F. KEY, of Bolton, has sold his farm to Mr. Wm. Kay for $1,400. He then bought on the State line of Mr. T. C. Davis.

A social dance was held at Bland's school house last Friday evening. A club will be formed this winter for a general good time.

An effort is being made to place a ferry west of town. It would be a paying investment to the owners as well as a beneffit to the town.

On Sunday evening a fiery orbit flew through the heavens for some distance, going westward, and then burst into a number of distinct pieces.

AMOS WALTON received one vote for township treasurer, Col. McMullen one for constable, H. P. Standley one for road overseer, and Ed. Gray one for coroner.

The fifteen teams that left this place about two weeks ago for Chetopa, have returned loaded with trees and nursery stock for Trissell & Maxwell. The stock is of the very best, and is worth seeing.


SOMETHING DEFINITE should be done about the Walnut and Arkansas river bridges. It has been suggested that a meeting be held in Walton's office tomorrow afternoon, at three o'clock, to talk over the matter.


Dr. Hughes was at Wichita last week.

Dr. Shepard has been confined to the house for two weeks with an attack of fever.

Drs. McCormack and Williams intend returning to Wilson county soon.


GEORGE GARDENHIER, of Lazette, has a very small particle of Cherokee blood in his veins, and intends reaping the benefit of it by becoming a member of the tribe, and draw pay and receive a farm from Uncle Sam. How lucky it is to be an Indian,



Someone, evidently in fun, took Mr. Wm. Coombs' team that was standing in front of the church on Tuesday night of last week, and tied it some distance off where he could not find it. The result was that Mrs. Coombs had to walk nearly two miles home, while she was in terrible health, and the horses had to stand out all night in the cold. Other parties have complained of being disturbed after night by boys, and in some instances, property has been damaged. The city marshal has been requested to arrest the parties if the like occurs again.


The third quarterly meeting, for this charge, will be held in Arkansas City next Saturday and Sabbath, the 17th and 18th insts. Services Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by quarterly conference, and at 7 p.m. Sabbath at 11 a.m., followed by sacramental services, and at 7 p.m. The Presiding Elder, Rev.

A. H. Walter, will conduct all these services. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


Pastor, M. E. Church.


MESSRS. C. & F. P. SCHIFFBAUER bought the entire stock of groceries owned by L. McLaughlin, at the Green Front, yesterday, and will continue the business at the old stand. On account of taking an inventory of stock, the store will be closed today and tomorrow. The boys come to us highly recommended, are energetic, thorough-going businessmen, and will doubtless be favored with a large share of the public patronage.


Some excitement was made last week by the announcement that buffalo were only forty miles west of this place, on Sand creek, in the Indian Territory, and several parties began to prepare to go after them. These reports used to be quite frequent. With the exception of three years ago, buffalo have not been nearer than about seventy-five miles for many years. Three years ago we had the pleasure of killing one within sight of Caldwell.


THE KAW INDIANS will become civilized if they live long enough. The other day we noticed one coming in town, with a load of wood, driving an ox team. He knew "gee!" and "whoa ha!" and got it off quite naturally in the presence of a number of critics. Before leaving town he was pretty well saturated with the "oh be joyful," which was another indication of the seductive influences of civilization he possessed.


THURSDAY evening, prayer meeting at the First Church, Friday evening, Literary Society meets at First Church, and school exhibition in the afternoon; Saturday evening is the regular meeting of the Free Masons. Sunday morning, preaching at the First Methodist and United Presbyterian churches; in the evening at the First and Methodist churches. Revs. Fleming, Swarts, and Thompson officiate.




When a boy on the slippery hills at Cadiz, Ohio, it was the custom of many to wear heel plates, or creepers, to prevent slipping on icy sidewalks. They were made of iron and so constructed to be fixed on the heel, and had calks like those of a horse shoe to penetrate the ice and give a firm foot hold. They were very useful and generally liked by all except the ladies, who "rose in their might" when they were worn in the house and upon the carpet. Although the boys protested they walked on their toes, while on the carpet, yet the careful house lady discovered "another even hole and avon in the carpet;" and finally made her son take off the "nuisance" whenever he came in. Time wore on, and when the son grew to manhood the thoughts of boyhood crossed his mind, and while his house and carpet were his own now, he found the same objection to the heel plate his mother had, and that he would have to abandon its use or be put to considerable inconvenience. The matter engaged his attention for awhile until the lucky idea was thought of to make a reversible one, that would out of the way when in doors, and quickly applied when needed. This he did by inventing the Safety Ice-Creeper, that is worn throughout the East, and has offered so much satisfaction. With it, you can walk on the most slippery sidewalk without endangering your limbs or your life, or step on an orange peeling without breaking your neck.

The "Ice Creeper," so issued by the Patent Office at Washington, is a small plate of malleable iron, made to adjust to the heel by a thumb screw, weighing 1-3/4 ounces, and would scarcely be noticed when properly applied. Its advantages can be realized at a glance, and thoroughly appreciated by a single trial. They are wholesaled to the trade on reasonable terms and retailed to the public at 25 cents each. Robert P. Scott, 28 Orange st., Newark, New Jersey, is the "boy inventor," and manufacturer of the same.




There is no foundation for the report that the Canadian government has granted a reserve of land to Sitting Bull and his band at Red Deer river or anywhere else.




Survey of the Arkansas.

Thomas Ryan, representative in Congress from the third district of Kansas, introduced a bill in the House on the morning of No. 14th, to provide for an examination and survey of the Arkansas river from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to the mouth of the Little Arkansas, in Sedgwick county, Kansas, to ascertain whether it is practical and what it will cost to improve the same that it will be suitable for navigation of commercial boats and vessels. Mr. Ryan has been advised by men familiar with the river that it is susceptible of such improvement at a cost not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars. Parties who have made the voyage from this place to Little Rock say the river can be made navigable at a comparatively small expense.




An Interesting Letter from Kaw Agency.


A Kaw Indian named Amos Doane was publicly whipped here at three o'clock this afternoon for stealing a pony belonging to Alemono [? Alemmo ?], an Indian living on Beaver creek, half a mile east of the agency. After stealing the pony, Doane took him up into Chautauqua county, Kansas, and exchanged him with a Mr. Ingalls, who lives on Caney creek, eight miles north of Cedar Vale, for another. Circumstances seeming to point to Doane as the perpetrator of the theft, Supt. Spray caused him to be arrested on Thursday last.

Upon being accused of the robbery, the prisoner at first stoutly denied his guilt, but finally confessed to the Superintendent that he had stolen the missing animal, and had left him with Mr. Ingalls to be doctored.

A Council of the chiefs was held this forenoon, and it was decided to release Doane from custody. To this the Superintendent would not assent and announced to the chiefs his determination to send the prisoner to Agent Beede for punishment.

Thereupon the chiefs reconsidered their decision, and sentenced the culprit to receive twenty lashes from a rawhide whip. To this Supt. Spray assented and measures were immediately taken to carry the sentence into effect.

The Whipping took place near the council house, and was witnessed by all the head men of the tribe and agency employees, together with many pupils of the Kaw Mission school, who were attracted thither from their play to behold the unusual spectacle. Seven braves had been appointed by the council to do the flogging. Doane was then led into the center of a circle formed by the chiefs, marshals, and braves, and the whipping began. The back of the victim was deprived of covering except a calico shirt. He received his punishment with that stoical indifference to physical pain peculiar to the red man. He exhibited no emotion as the cruel blows from the rawhide lash descended upon him, save a slight shrugging of the shoulders, at each of the lashes given by Ma-ho-jah, a strong and muscular brave. When the flogging was ended, Doane's blanket was given him and accompanied by his wife, he departed for his wickiup on Beaver creek. It is to be hoped that this experience of Doane's will have a tendency to render pony stealing among the Kaws unfashionable.

S. T. STUBBS, Teacher.





November 8, 1877.

Brother Scott:

The TRAVELER still continues to wind its way to our lodge, and is ever a welcome guest. So familiar have we become with it, that even local matters in your neighborhood have become of interest to us. The paper told us a short time ago of someone of its patrons who had raised a six pound sweet potato, which (to us) looked considerably sweet potatoish, until a young man, of the Comanche tribe, a blanketed Indian, brought in a wagon load a few days ago, many of which were as large as the specimen the TRAVELER speaks of. Two were weighed together, weighing thirteen and three quarter pounds. Moxie and Sague have over one hundred bushels of sweet potatoes to sell--of this year's crop, besides fifty acres of good corn and heaps of pumpkins.

Four years ago they had very little idea of becoming farmers--but today they have as good prospects and are doing as well as many grange members among their pale faced friends--a similar story may be truthfully told of others of the red men in this part of the country.

Our school is full, and many more would attend if we had room for them. So far as I can see, we have much to encourage us in the work of civilization among these people.

We have a pleasant recollection of the visit of yourself and a friend to our ranch.

Very truly yours,





SILVERDALE, Nov. 16, 1877.

The children came home from school this evening with a report that they had a fine time at school, at the Coburn school house, today. As soon as the school was out for noon, there were two girls, about 16 or 17 years old, weighing respectively 135 and 145 pounds, who commenced to fight, pulling hair, and biting, until the teacher returned. He had to walk half a mile and eat his dinner and returned in about three quarters of an hour. The children say that they pulled hair and scratched and chawed arms and ears like men. That goes to show that Grouse creek girls are game. C. O. D.




SOUTH BEND, Nov. 17, 1877.

"Still they come." Nine more newcomers. Mr. Morain, who has been in the "Bend" since last spring, was up at Wichita to meet his folks, who came there from Illinois. There are nine in all, Mr. Morain's family and his son's family. "More the

merrier." We'll soon have a "narrow gauge" come up this way.

The South Bend literary society met on Wednesday, Nov. 14, and elected Mr. J. B. Nipp, President, and Miss Era Birdzell, Secretary, and J. Frank Hess, corresponding secretary, for the ensuing three months. They had a very interesting time. They have nearly thirty members on the roll.

The singing school is no definite thing, they have met twice at Mr. Tolls'. Where they meet next, I could not ascertain.

People who have never been in South Bend cannot think what a fine place it is. Most of it is bottom land, surrounded on the north, southeast, and southwest by large bluffs and canyons. The Walnut river runs along the foot of the bluffs, the river and bluffs form in shape an almost perfect horse shoe. Truly has it been called Pleasant Valley, no more appropriate name could have been chosen. Here is a grand sight; one need only climb one of the many bluffs. Before him he will see a beautiful valley, houses and peach orchards dotting it all around, and in the southern part of the bend he can see a beautiful lake--they are too aristocratic to call it anything else. It is near one or two miles in length and from fifteen to twenty rods wide.

It is the glory of the "b'hoys," for besides shooting lots of ducks on it, they can take their "ducks" boat riding. It affords excellent boat riding. A lot of noble elm trees on the south bank and steep banks on the north side giving plenty of shade as well as acting as a wind break. Deer they say are not scarce in the winter, and occasionally a coyote can be heard, the canyons offering a good retreat for them. This is the place for settlers. Ho! all you that want a good cheap farm, come this way! The "Bend" is large enough for you all, twelve miles in circumference and four miles through. We have a good school for your children, and divine services every four weeks. The writer is no land shark, so do not be afraid. All he owns is a little livestock, and that's a purp, and the first man who tries to steal him will get a dose of compound chatartic bilious lead pills, which will not be at a discount in this case. If Mr. Peter Hans will drop me a letter, I can give him full particulars about his gun.

Very Respectfully, J. F. H.





We invite the attention of all to our large stock of Groceries, etc. We keep always on hand everything in our line, and shall continue to sell at prices that will defy competition.

Our goods are fresh, and carefully selected from the very best market, and seldom fail to give satisfaction both in quality and price.

We would also call the attention of smokers to our large and well selected stock of Cigars and Tobacco. Remember the place--one door north of the Post Office.







We would respectfully call the attention of the public to the fact that we have bought out the stock and stand of L. McLaughlin, at the "Green Front," consisting of groceries and queensware, and will be pleased to form the acquaintance and patronage of all old customers of that stand, and as many new ones as we can get. Having dealt extensively in goods at Wichita Agency, our facilities for buying are good, as we have always bought from first hands and first-class houses. All we ask is a trial to please our customers, and we will risk selling to them again. Come and see us, one and all. Business transacted in Caddo, Comanche, Wichita, Pawnee, German, and English languages; or, if you are deaf, we will make signs, which we understand perfectly. Don't forget the place--the "Green Front," on Summit street, opposite Houghton & McLaughlin.




SOUTH BEND. Having bought two hundred and twenty-five acres of stalks, taking in two miles of the Walnut river, timber and all; I am prepared to take in stock of all kinds, on liberal charges, for the winter. W. J. KEFFER.


White Flint Corn.

Grown on the farm of J. M. Felton, five miles east of Newman's mill; was planted the 4th day of June, and yields 50 bushels to the acre; ripens in 90 days from planting. Those wishing to procure this corn for seed can get it at my residence.



WANTED. To trade a new spring wagon for corn.



A stray black pig, about 90 pounds weight, taken up by J. L. Huey.


WHO has 4000 native shingles for sale? Leave word at the TRAVELER office.


STOLEN. On the night of November 12th, one dark bay mare, 16 hands high, 8 years old; weight, 1,200 pounds; white saddle marks; black mane, tail and feet; has recently been foundered. Also one dark bay horse, 16-1/2 hands high, 4 years old; weighs 1,100 pounds; two white hind feet; small white spot on forehead, and rather small eyes. A reward of $50 will be paid for their recovery.

Address, L. G. DENTON,

Houek P. O., Salina Co., Kansas.




Beautiful winter weather.

RAMSEY's mules gave a serenade last Saturday.

MR. C. B. BATCHELOR, of Emporia, is married again.

SCARLET FEVER is raging near Augusta, Butler county.

HUNTERS are coming in from the range with buffalo meat.

ANOTHER LAW SUIT Saturday about the Dutchman's forge.

A heavy grist was turned out at Newman's mill this week.

MR. WINTIN has opened a new meat market on the corner opposite Houghton & McLaughlin's brick store.

The ladies of the M. E. Society will give a grand festival on Christmas eve.

TWENTY-TWO teams loaded with fruit trees for Trissell & Maxwell came in last Wednesday.

MR. FRANK SCHIFFBAUER with his newly wedded wife started yesterday on a short tour East.

AL. HORN has a new supply of leather and will take pleasure in booting anyone who comes along.

Winter is here, and Hermann is with it with his fresh oysters, buckwheat flour, and maple syrup.

BORN. In South Bend, Nov. 10, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Broadwell. Dr. Cormack attended.

SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 51, on Silver Creek, near Park's farm, wants a male teacher. Inquire of Mr. Chancey.

JOHN PRUITT prides himself in being a grandfather of a 9-1/2 pound girl, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Swickard.

ELDORADO claims to have found a three-foot vein of coal seventy-five feet below the earth's surface, while boring for oil.

MURDERED. Thomas Goodman was murdered at Peru, Chautauqua county, Kansas, by Geo. Mefford, on Sunday, November 10th.

ALBERT A. BECK and MISS LIZZIE BRASH joined hands and vowed to be faithful to one another last week, in Bolton township.

Some thief stole a horse from Henry Coryell, while he was attending the religious meeting at Parker's school house on Monday evening.

$1 CABBAGE. W. H. Brown charged one dollar a head for some cabbage he had in his garden. He claims it was taken without leave, and made the price accordingly.


ADDISON STUBBS has resigned his position at Cheyenne Agency and returned to Emporia.


HUNTERS. Jas. Morgan, Jim Leonard, George Allen, and Henry Mowry returned from a three days' hunt in the Territory last week, with three deer, five turkeys, and smaller game.


The card of Drs. Davis & Mendenhall appears this week. During the short time Dr. Davis has been in this county, he has been favored with a large practice, which he so well deserves.



Having associated themselves together, offer their services to the citizens of Winfield and surrounding country. Particular attention given to surgery and diseases of women and children. Office in Manning's new brick building, corner of Main street and 9th avenue, Winfield, Kansas.


"HOUSE WARMING." On Wednesday evening of last week the good citizens of West Bolton township gathered together at the house of Mr. Gellert Schnee's, for the purpose of giving him a "house warming," in commemoration of the completion of his new residence, and those who imagine they didn't have a good time are sadly mistaken. It seemed as though almost everyone was there. Two quadrille sets were constantly on the floor, and two more were ready to take their places as soon as they left it. Jim Steiner furnished the horse hair and rosin, and the way they exercised themselves was astonishing; reminding one of the good old times.


TWENTY-SIX BUILDINGS UNDER WAY. A BUILDING ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED A FEW WEEKS AGO, and entered into by twelve parties, agreeing to build a house each. Since then fourteen more have declared their intention to build. The original twelve were:

S. P. Channell

W. M. Sleeth

A. A. Newman

L. H. Gardner

O. P. Houghton

Gardner Mott

H. P. Farrar

Silas Parker

J. L. Huey

C. R. Sipes

R. C. Haywood

James Wilson

The additional fourteen are:

J. C. McMullen

Thomas Baird

J. Dodwell

Mrs. Dean

C. C. Wolf

E. J. Fitch

Mr. Ray

Wm. Speers

T. A. Gaskill

D. Logan

J. T. Shepard

Kendall Smith

Jas. Benedict

David Finney

Mr. Gaskill has his house almost enclosed, and the foundations and preparations are being made for several others.


SACK OF CATS. In the dark recesses of the night last week, a wagon drove by with a bag partially filled with something. It attracted no unusual attention until the reckless driver permitted one wheel of the vehicle to abruptly strike a stone. Then, Jerusalem crickets! The noise that followed would have raised the fuzz on the head of a bald man. It might have been taken for distant thunder with a banjo accompaniment. For awhile it grew nearer, clearer, deadlier than before, and then as the wagon gained distance, it gradually died out. The cause of the kidnapping of the felines ws because they had been left at the livery stable, and the livery man was leaving them some other place. There were eight cats in all.


PROGRAMME for the Literary Society next Friday evening.


Declamation: Ella Grimes.

Dialogue: Nellie Swarts, Annie Norton, and Lillie Mitchell.


Select Reading: I. H. Bonsall.

Declamation: Emma Mitchell.

Select Reading: Mary Pickett.

Essay: Will. Alexander.

Declamation: Lewis Coombs.

Debate: I. H. Bonsall, Amos Walton, Ed. Thompson, and Judge Christian.


Reading of the minutes.



THE SHIFFBAUER BROTHERS, formerly traders at the Wichita Agency, purchased the groceries, queensware, etc., of L. McLaughlin last week. This week they received a new lot of fresh groceries, and will be receiving them every week, or as fast as the demand requires. Call in and see them and their new prices. They sell for cash, and can give you a bargain.


MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, on Thursday evening, November 15th, 1877, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. Kendall F. Smith and Miss Amanda J. Cline. All of Arkansas City.

We congratulate our "old reliable" friend Kendall and his young bride in their happy espousals.


UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE. There will be a union Thanksgiving service held in the First Church at 11 a.m., on the 29th. Programme: Invocation and announcement of hymn by Rev. S. B. Fleming; reading of scripture and prayer before sermon, Rev.

B. C. Swarts; sermon by Rev. R. S. McClanahan; closing prayer and benediction by Rev. David Thompson.


The ladies of the Presbyterian Society will hold a festival in the M. E. Church on Thanksgiving evening. Proceeds to be used in repairing and renovating the church.


DIED. At Belleville, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1877, Daniel Kimmel, aged 72 years.

Mr. Kimmel visited his son at this place during the months of August and September last. His death was caused by a cold contracted while on his return journey. His bereaved relatives have the sympathy of their many friends.


A Bolton farmer says that castor oil applied to fruit trees once every two months will prevent the rabbits from girdling the trees. The oil is made from a vegetable, and will not hurt the trees. It occurs to us that common tar would be good, and not half so bad on the constitution of the rabbits.


Union church service was held at the M. E. Church Sunday evening. Rev. Swarts made the opening sermon, followed by Rev. McClananah in a short, decisive, and logical sermon. Rev. Fleming closed with prayer.


MR. BERRY returned from Southern Kentucky this week, bringing his mother and two younger brothers with him. He was away back in that country where they call mush, "pudding," but for all that, the most hospitable people on God's footstool.


The war continues in Europe, and our farmers have more wheat in the ground than ever before. Russia, to whom England looks for her grain, will have none to spare. We predict wheat will be worth $2 per bushel at least.


The A. T. & S. F. R. R. Co. have submitted a proposition to Sumner county to extend their Wichita branch to Caldwell. Petitions are in circulation with five hundred names already procured.


The announcement of Dr. W. A. Cormack's intention of returning to Fredonia last week was a mistake. His brother returned, but the doctor proposes to live with us now, henceforth, and forever.


THOMAS BATTEY, author of "A Quaker Among the Indians," is engaged at teaching school at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency, instead of the clerkship of Agent Haworth's office.


DAYTON BOYS. Mr. Frank Huffman, Bradley, and Strong, all of Dayton, Ohio, made us a short call last week. They were making a tour for the purpose of seeing the country.





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I am in no partnership with David Maricle now, nor never have been, and that I will not be responsible for any of his debts; and I warn all persons against buying any of the following property of him, to-wit: One header and bosses complete, two broadcast seeders, two harrows, one fanning mill, one stove, one safe, one bedstead, together with all the furniture in the house or barn, and all the fence rails, posts, and timber on the land of mine. I expect to pay all just claims outstanding against me for work done on my land, in putting in crops, or anything furnished for that purpose, and I want all who have any such claims against me to bring them to the Cowley County Bank, as I expect to send the money there to pay all.


Homer, Hamilton County, Iowa, Nov. 13, 1877.



[Beginning November 28, 1877.]



A San Antonio special says: Information has been received at headquarters from the border that several large parties of Indians--one of them composed of thirty-five bucks--have crossed into Texas to raid, and the Governor has notified the frontier people at various points where raiders are expected, to be on their guard. This is the most formidable invasion that has been attempted yet. Indians were seen twelve miles west of Fredericksburg yesterday, and have stolen a lot of horses in this neighborhood. Citizens are in pursuit. The military have been notified. This is supposed to be one of their large parties reported on a raid. This party is going westward.


Latest advices say Lieut. Bullis undoubtedly destroyed the Indian camp at Saragossa. It is certain that parties of Mexicans and Indians from Chihuahua and Northern Mexico have crossed into Texas on the war-path in revenge for the invasion of Lieut. Bullis. Gen. Ord has cautioned the inhabitants of the threatened district to be on their guard.


The Latest from El Paso county is that the entire region is under control of a Mexican mob backed by Mexicans south of the river, defying the United States authority, and claiming allegiance to the Mexican flag. Gen. Ord declines to interfere in a matter that concerns Texas. Maj. Jones, commanding the Texas frontier with a battalion is now at El Paso, but has not force enough to put down the revolt. It is believed that if Gen. Escobedo is acquitted at his coming trial before the United States court, at Brownsville, that he will immediately precipitate another revolution. The situation in Mexico is warlike.





Sitting Bull Gives a Graphic Account of the Last

Stand of the Long-Haired Chieftain.


Sitting Bull has been talking with a correspondent and telling the story of the Custer massacre. He says the fight was hell and a thousand devils, the squaws were like flying birds, the bullets like humming bees.

We thought we were whipped, not at the first but bye and bye, afterwards a number of your people were killed. I tell no lies about dead men. These men who came with the "Long Hair" were as good men as ever fought. When they rode up their horses were tired and they were tired. When they got off their horses they could not stand firmly on their feet.


so my young men have told me, like the timber of cypresses in a great wind. Some of them staggered under the weight of their guns, but they began to fight at once. By this time our camps were aroused, and there were plenty of warriors to meet them. They fired with needle guns. We replied with magazine guns and repeating rifles. (Sitting Bull illustrated this by putting his palms together with the rapidity of firing.) Our young men


and drove the white braves back, and then they rushed across themselves, and then they found that they had a good deal to do. The trouble was with the soldiers. They were so exhausted and their horses bothered them so much they could not take good aim. Some of their horses broke away from them and left them to stand and drop and die. All the men fell back, fighting and dropping. They could not fire fast enough, though they kept in pretty good order. They would fall back and make a fresh stand beyond on higher ground. There were a


in that fight, and from time to time, while it was going on, they were shot down like pigs. They couldn't help themselves. One by one their officers fell where the last fight took place. Where the last stand was made, the "long hair" stood like a sheaf of corn, with all the ears fallen around him. Not wounded? No. How many stood by him? A few. When did he fall? He killed a man, and when


You mean he cried out? No, he laughed; he had fired his last shot from a carbine? No, a pistol. Did he stand up after he first fell? He rose up on his hands and tried another shot, but his pistol would not go off. Was anyone else standing up when he fell down? One man was kneeling, that was all, but he died before the "long hair." Sitting Bull says there were only squaws, old men, and little children in front of Reno, keeping him in his strong position in the bluff and preventing him giving aid to Custer.




The Santa Fe railroad company has made a proposition to Sumner county to extend their line to Caldwell. It will cost the county $800 to ascertain whether the people are willing to pay them $4,000 per mile, or $120,000.

This is the third proposition Sumner has had within the last year. Would it not be a good idea to have the railroad company deposit $800 with the county Treasurer, to pay the expenses of the election if they do not build the road.


Two of the three churches of this place have been struck by lightning, and the towering steeple of the M. E. church in our sister town of Winfield was blown to the ground and damaged to the amount of $1,000.


The following bill was introduced by Senator Ingalls on the 23rd day of October last.


To enable Indians to become citizens of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever any Indian tribe or nation having treaty relations with the United States shall desire to become a citizen of the United States, he may become such citizen by appearing in any circuit or district court of the United States, and making proof, to the satisfaction of said court, that he is sufficiently intelligent and prudent to control his own affairs and interests; that he has adopted the habits of civilized life, and has for the last five years been able to support himself and family; and taking an oath to support the Constitution of the United States: Provided, That no Indian who avails himself of the provisions of this act shall, on that account, forfeit any interest which he may have in any improvement or other property in the reservation of the tribe or nation to which he may have belonged; nor shall such act in any manner impair his rights and interests in the lands, claims, or other property belonging, or which may hereafter belong, to his tribe or nation.

SEC. 2. That all laws, and parts of laws inconsistent with the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.




President Nickerson, of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, stating to the General Superintendent of the road at Topeka, expresses a willingness to extend either the Eldorado or Wichita branch of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad through Sumner county, to the State line, by way of Belle Plaine and Wellington. He states explicitly what the company will do.

They agree to construct and equip the road to Belle Plaine in 1878 provided the county will vote bonds to the amount of four thousand dollars, per mile, for every mile of road constructed in the county, to be delivered when the road is completed to Belle Plaine, Wellington, and Caldwell. They ask that on the completion of the road to Belle Plaine, that the bonds of the county amounting to four thousand dollars per mile for the number of miles then built in Sumner county, be issued and delivered to them. And again, when they reach Wellington, a second delivery of county bonds is required for the number of miles built between Belle Plaine and Wellington.

Fears are entertained by many that this project is presented to prevent aid from being extended to the Kansas City, Emporia and Southern Railroad. The reason assigned for this belief is that the time demanded for building the road is of greater length than appears necessary. A brief explanation of this feature is given by Superintendent Morse, but we will not reproduce it.

One of the strongest arguments in support of this proposition is that fact that the A. T. & S. F. R. R. Co. has never failed to comply with all its agreements, and certainly must be acting in good faith. But in justice to the Kansas City, Emporia & Southern railroad company, it should have the preference. That company voluntarily agreed to build through this county when there was no project of any other road. This the other company would never do. Their magnanimity now arises from a desire to thwart the plans and operations of some other road. It is reasonable to suppose that the construction of the narrow gauge would compel an extension of the A., T. & Santa Fe Railway. Then we would have two competing lines, and would be greatly benefited by the competition.

With these views expressed, we want it distinctly understood that we are in favor of the first road that will build into the county. Sumner County Democrat.




MAPLE CITY, November 21, 1877.

EDITOR TRAVELER: Articles of association were signed last night before Esq. Ketchum, for a cemetery association to be known as the Beaver Creek Cemetery Association. Place of business within four miles of Cemetery in Cedar township, county of Cowley, and State of Kansas.

The trustees for this year are F. P. Myers, W. A. Metcalf, J. G. Custar, E. C. Compton, and L. W. Miller.

As soon as returns can be had from the Secretary of State (Cavanaugh), Ed. Haight will get a job of surveying and platting.

More soon,





CEDAR TOWNSHIP, Nov. 23, 1877.

A short time since Mr. Joseph Hendrick's boy put out fire on the prairie, it ran north until it got almost to Lazette when it consumed several stacks of hay of Dr. Lear's. The doctor mounted his pony and tracked the fire to its starting point. Mr. Hendrick got off by paying the irate Dr. $20. Last Thursday some son of a sea cook let fire out near the mouth of Crab creek. It ran south, burning over McNown, Hennins, and several other places. Milt Lowery went down to help the widow Butler, in the absence of anything better to fight with. He took off his vest, forgetting the $1.50 in specie that he had in an old tobacco sack in the pocket of said vest, and he says the widow has a silver mine on her farm. W. A. M.




SOUTH BEND, Nov. 24, 1877.

"Paradise lost." Mr. Paradise left the country a few weeks ago. Mr. McFadden moved on his place.

Corn husking is all the go with us now--everybody is busy.

The literary society met on Wednesday, Nov. 21st, and had a lively time. The society meets every Wednesday night at the South Bend school house. A singing school is organized; they meet at the Grange Hall on Sunday, Dec. 1st. Spelling school at the South Bend school on Monday, Nov. 26. All are invited.

J. F. H.




[Galveston News.]

We have just been informed by Judge Doan of the death of Jack Stilwell, one of the most famous frontier scouts in the United States. Having recaptured some Government horses that had been captured by some desperadoes, he laid down under a wagon and went to sleep. A party of armed men rode up and asked if that was Stilwell. On being informed that it was, they immediately fired a volley into him, which broke his legs and inflicted several wounds, but did not kill him. He asked for his gun, and a fair chance, but the bastardly wretches replied with another volley, which killed him. Stilwell was a great favorite with all the Indians.




Col. Topping and the other two U. S. Commissioners appointed to appraise the lands in the western part of the Indian Territory, finished up their work some ten days ago and passed east through this place Friday. Owing to failing weather, the last month's services were very tedious. There is found to be valuable lands in the section appraised, but much that will not begin to average with this portion of Kansas. Col. Topping says the western part of the Territory is alive with herds of buffalo and other game. Capt. Smith of the party a few days ago killed a large bear, very fat and fine. Wichita Eagle.




Frank Schiffbauer and Miss Mary Williams, both of Wichita Agency, Indian Territory, were married yesterday in Arkansas City. Miss Williams is the daughter of the Agent at Anadarko, and Frank was the Agent's clerk. Frank is a fine specimen of the Kansas boy who has finished his education among the Indians. He is free hearted and energetic; has fine business qualities, and he will take as excellent care of the Agent's fair daughter as he successfully aided in carrying on the Agent's business. He will go into business in Arkansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Schiffbauer have our best wishes as they paddle their canoe down the stream of time, whose banks we hope will always be lined with flowers for them. Wichita Beacon.




CHANNELL's new house goes up this week.

A ball will be given at Winfield tomorrow evening.

THE TRAVELER is erecting a fine stable in the rear of the office.

MR. CHANNELL has the lumber on the ground for his new house.

MR. GIBBY sold his house and lot to Mr. Frank Schiffhauer for $600.

MR. RANDALL returned from Arkansas last week with a load of apples.

The eastern approach to the Walnut river bridge is nearly completed.

The sound of the hammer and saw is heard in every direction this week.

DAVID FINNEY is reshingling a part of his stable, and intends making an addition to it.

ANOTHER FERRY. Arrangements have been about completed to place another ferry west of town.

The millinery establishment of Mrs. Watson's has been improved by reshingling the roof and other additions.

WM. P. HACKNEY was down last Monday as attorney for John Nichols in a suit wherein his father sued for $300.

S. P. U. The members of the Stock Protection Union are requested to meet at Bland's school house Thursday evening, Dec. 6th.

A MEETING OF THE STOCK OWNERS east of the Walnut will be held at Parker's school house, Friday, Dec. 7th, to talk over matters of pecuniary interest to all.

A Beaver township farmer was arrested for purloining lumber from a lumber yard one night lately at Wichita, and had to sell his load of wheat to get out of it.

Someone should see that Grouse and Otter creeks are stocked with trout next season. The fish will do well in those two streams if they will live at all in Kansas.

A new jeweler has opened a shop in the Green Front grocery store, and is doing good work. Now is the time to have your time pieces repaired by a good workman.

A deer ran across the town site on Monday, last, and grazed for half an hour on the wheat field near Mr. Norton's. Several persons who saw it thought it was a pet.

The Literary Society will make arrangements to have lectures delivered this winter, charging a small admittance fee to purchase a library. It should be encouraged.

A meeting of the stock owners of Southern Kansas and the Territory was held at Caldwell last Saturday, and resolutions were passed regarding the protection of stock.

MARRIED. On Sunday, November 11, at the residence of A. H. Acton, in Sumner county, Kansas, by Esquire Acton, Mr. James C. Brian to Adda Morton; all of Cowley county.

WILL. ALEXANDER tells the people this week he is ready to work by the day or job, or contract for any kind of carpentering. His shop is at Tom Baird's old stand on Summit street.

MARRIED. On the 8th inst., by Wm. B. Norman, Justice of the Peace, at the residence of the bride's mother, Mr. J. N. Adams and Miss Elmira Wilson. All of Maple township, Cowley county.

A GOOD TIME. Mr. Purdy invited in the neighbors last week to a husking bee, and husked three hundred bushels of corn. In the evening a party assembled and amused themselves with talking and dancing.

STANDING in the door of the Post Office last Saturday, we counted fifty-one wagons on the street within sight. A few hours afterwards the greater number of them had gone and their places filled with new ones.

We received a call from Dr. Hoblett, of Beaton, Illinois, last Saturday. His brother of Dexter, and Uncle Moore of Crab Creek, were with him. The doctor has some sheep in this county, and is also interested in real estate.

NEW JEWELER. James Eldenour, an experienced jeweler, is located at the Green Front, ready to attend to all work in watch or clock repairing, mending jewelry, engraving, etc. Try him once and you will try him always.


TWICE MARRIED. And now comes another sensation. Some time ago we spoke of a woman from this place who had obtained a divorce from her husband, married a wealthy old gentleman of Webb City, Missouri, and had settled down to enjoy all the luxuries that money could purchase. We have occasion to speak of her again. She was handsome, intelligent, and shrewd, and played a high hand; yet time always tells, and a disturbance soon began from the remarks of a stranger in those parts who was familiar with the character of the would-be lady. A letter of inquiry was written to this place, and the suspicions of the old gentleman confirmed, and now the cauldron is boiling over. What it will result in remains to be seen. The first husband of the woman, a blacksmith by trade, it is said, feels that he has been grossly wronged, and is especially interested in seeing the matter come to a focus.


HORSE THIEF CAUGHT. A colored man, of short, thick stature, who has been stopping with Mr. Banks on the south side of the Arkansas, was arrested at the ferry last Wednesday by Sheriff Walker, on the charge of stealing a horse from Henry Coryell on Monday night. The horse was stolen while Mr. Coryell was attending church at Parker's school house, and taken to Dexter and traded to a son of Uncle Billy Moore, of Crab Creek, for another horse. Moore's horse was then sold to Jim Allen, the buther in Winfield, for a watch and $20. The thief gives his name as Charley Williams; says he is from Elk county to this place, but was born and raised in Missouri, having lived awhile in St. Joseph. He has been bound over to appear at the next term of court, and will be confined in jail until that time.


Participants in Literary Society Friday evening, November 30, 1877: Flora Finley, Charles M. Swarts, L. C. Norton, Clarence E. Harris, Peter Trissell, Linda Christian, Robert Hutchinson, Mattie Mitchell, Ella Grimes, Katie Myers, Laura Gregg, Frankie Hyde, Miss Mary DeCoo.






PROCEEDINGS of the U. P. congregation on Saturday, Nov. 24, 1877. After sermon by Rev. David Thompson, he, in accordance with Presbyterial appointment, moderated in a call for a pastor. Rev. R. S. McClanahan was the only candidate nominated, and he received the unanimous vote of all the members present. An election was then held for two additioonal members of session. The vote for these was taken by ballot, and the result was that Leander Findley and Robert Marshall received nearly all the votes cast. The ladies of the above congregation have ordered another chandalier in the place of the one which some time ago was broken by a fall.


AN OLD IRISH GENTLEMAN. We had the pleasure of an hour's conversation with Mr. McMullen, father of J. C. McMullen of this place, whose age is ninety years. He was a resident of this country before LaFayette came to our relief; left New York City when the Astor House was yet unfinished, and saw Wisconsin grown into a State. His mind is active still, and he readily refers back to events that have transpired sixty years ago. It is a surprise and wonder to him to see the growth this country has made in seven years. In speaking of his sons, now forty years old, he calls them his boys, and thinks they are getting old enough to look out for themselves.


THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL. On tomorrow evening the ladies of the First Church will give a Thanksgiving supper, consisting of turkey, chicken, cakes, hot coffee, pies, doughnuts, and everything good, at the Methodist brick church. Admission ten cents; supper 25 cents each; oysters will be served extra at about 35 cents. Everybody is invited and expected to attend. Besides the supper, there will be music, amusements, and everything to make the evening pleasant. The proceeds will be devoted to a good purpose--repairing the Lord's house. Come everybody.


In conversation with Col. McMullen we learned the statement so widely circulated in this place and the county seat, in reference to his intentions of moving from this town, are not definite. Simply because he made a purchase at the county seat does not decide that he will reside on the purchased tract. Col. McMullen owns property in almost every town in this county, as well as in Sumner and elsewhere, that he bought with no idea of moving to them.


Mr. Ela came here three years ago last April with eight cows. The second year the cows had eight calves; the third year eight more, and the two-year-old heifers that were the first lot of calves, increased five. He now has thirty-seven head of cattle from those eight cows, besides having solid milk and butter amounting to $225 each year.


The advertisement of Boyer & Wallis, of Winfield, appears this week. This is one of the best clothing firms in Southern Kansas, and always has a full stock on hand. When you go up to the county seat this winter, call in and examine their prices and the quality of their goods. They sell very reasonable.



There will be services at the M. E. church regularly each Sabbath at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., until further notice. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening after Thanksgiving. Sunday school every Sabbath at 10 a.m.

B. C. SWARTS, Pastor.


A suburban farmer of Winfield got castor beans mixed with his wheat and had them ground together, and tried the new flour for the first time when he had company, and now he and his neighbors don't venture far from home.




Gen. Sherman was again before the committee on military affairs this forenoon and furnished an epitome of reports received by the war department for last year as to troubles on the Mexican frontier. He also went at considerable length into the question of the distribution of troops and expressed the opinion that if the protection of Texas required a military force of 4,000 men, the protection of the northern belt of the country for a width of 100 miles from the British line, where the Sioux and other hostile Indians range, would require at the same ratio a force of 40,000 men.


A dispatch received on the 22nd at Gen. Sheridan's headquarters from Gen. Ord. reports that on the 20th a Mexican was killed on Indian creek, eight or ten miles from Avalar, by a party of Lipan Indians. On the 21st inst. two more men were killed at a ranch near Laredo. All the killed are supposed to be residents of Texas.


General Sherman has issued a general order from the headquarters of the army in which he says the President is much concerned to find before him for action, proceedings of courts martial in several cases where officers have been tried for violation of the 38th article of war, which provides that any officer found drunk on duty shall be dismissed from service.

After this solemn warning, a vigorous execution of sentences imposed in due course by court martial may be expected.




According to advices from Topeka, on the 26th, the supreme court of Kansas had filed opinions in twenty-two cases, one of which is of considerable importance. Under a law passed in 1876 the railroad assessors assessed railroad property in unorganized counties for State purposes. The A. T. & S. F. railroad refused to pay, and the State treasurer issued his warrant for the collection of the tax. Judge Morton, of this county, granted an injunction, restraining the collection, and the supreme court has now reversed that decision.





Overcoats are shorter.

Amber jewelry is revived.

Pleated waists are fashionable.

Arabesque galloons are very fashionable.

Plushes used for collars and cuffs of cloaks.

Scarf pins are worn with the Stanley necktie.

A new color in artificial flowers is French pink.

Ribbons with fringed edges are coming in vogue.

Camel's hair woolen socks are shown for gentlemen.

Satin ribbon is very fashionable for bonnet trimming.

Men's waistcoats are single breasted and without collars.

Silk and feather boas are among this season's novelties.

Striped suitings are first choice for men's business suits.

Double breasted sacks and cutaway coats are both worn.

Medium round boxed toes are fashionable at the moment.

Bonnet strings are fashionable for even very young ladies.

In spite of all that is said against high heels, they are still worn.

Rings of milk white agate are imported among Chinese novelities.

The gentlemen's full-dress suit is (de rigeuer) of fine black broadcloth.

Yellow kolinsky, a dyed sable, is seen among the novelties in furs.

Black or colored silk in solid colors is worn for full-dress socks.

Dead gold linked sleeve buttons are very fashionable for gentlemen.

Velveteen and corduroy are popular fabrics for combination costumes.

Full-dress swallow-tailed coats are a little shorter than those of last year.

Few novelties and only slight changes are found in gentlemen's clothing.

The fashion of waistcoats seems to gain more and more favor with ladies.

Fine silver ornaments set with rubies and malachite are coming in fashion.

Egyptian types for jewelry and fancy articles is a fashion of the passing moment.

Cock's plumes and cock feather ruches are favorite trimmings for felt hats.

Cut-steel buckles on velvet bows are used on Louis XIV and Louis XVI slippers.

Princess dresses and princess polonaises take the lead as fashionable garments.

Blue and black are the prevalent colors in gentlemen's striped and checked suitings.

Bonnets are more fashionable than hats for young ladies as well as for matrons.

For business suits the waistcoat and trousers are of the same material as the coat.

The full-dress waist-coat of fine broadcloth rolls very low, and has double-corded edges.

Patent leather pumps still continue to be the fashionable shoe for gentlemn's evening wear.

Stiff Derby felt hats, with round crowns and rolled brims, are worn by youths and small boys.

Black silk and black velvet continues to be the favorite combination costume of American women.

Gentlemen's coats are a little short and their trousers not quite as large as they were last season.

Moonlight pearl beads and variegated pearl beads take the place of moonlight jet for evening toilet.

Among novelties are earrings of silver enameled with small shells, a pearl exuding from each shell.

A new lace for flannel skirts is knitted in a variety of patterns of Saxony yarn, the color of the skirt.

Four or five bows are now used on each slipper, fastening high on the instep by means of a kid or elastic straps.

Light cashmeres in evening colors are combined with gros grain silks of the same shade for evening dresses.

Lord & Taylor show some very excellent walking boots for ladies, the uppers made of strong checked cloth, foxed with kid.

Grecian bodices and yoke waists, with gathered or pleated backs or fronts, are seen among the late imported dresses.

Fur and leather tippets, with long tabs down the front in the style of the Victorians thirty years ago, are coming in vogue.

Large Russian collars and cuffs of fur and lapels of fur on the pockets are the only trimmings seen on some of the most fashionable cloaks.




The Post Office Department pays $23.00 for carrying the mail from Caldwell by Darlington, Ft. Reno, Anadarko, to Fort Sill, 190 miles; three times a week. It used to cost nearly double.


Court Proceedings.

WINFIELD, KANS., Dec. 3, 1877.

Friend Scott:

I thought that a line from the capital would not be unacceptable to your suburban paper. Court is now in full blast, although there is but a light docket, only two criminal cases and 42 civil cases. One-fourth of them are in the hands of your town lawyers--C. R. Mitchell and James Christian. They are the only lawyers from a distance in attendance so far. The prospects are gloomy for a lively term, as it is now raining with little appearance of clearing off. Our streets are muddy, and travel to and from the courthouse is disagreeable. Very few persons in town from the country, so that altogether things look and feel gloomy. But your correspondent feels happy as all Christians should.

I send you a list of all the jurors for this term. Williams, the negro who stole Coryell's horse, has been arraigned, and plead guilty; has not been sentenced yet. He seemed the best humored criminal I ever saw. When called up, he looked as smiling as of going to a frolic.


Wm. Butterfield.

Chas. Roseberry.

Add Smith.

E. Baldwin.

J. W. Ledlie.

Lafayette Baldwin.

G. W. Bennett.

G. B. Green.

P. C. Clark.

N. E. Newell.

R. R. Longshore.

Thos. Hart.




SOUTH BEND, Dec. 1, 1877.

Here we are again, as the clown said in the pantomine. An outfit of seventeen persons, from Hillboro, Montgomery County, came in on Monday, Nov. 26. They are friends of Mr. Morain, Mr. David Ware, J. P. Wilson, John Deffinbough, Samuel and Joseph Romine, and Mr. Brown. They failed to get land. They expect to go to Winfield for a short time.

Since the snow we had, there have been quite a number of deer about; the snow was full of tracks, and the b'hoys were after them hot and heavy.

The South Bend literary society met on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and had a fine time. Eleven new names were enrolled.

The singing school meets at the Grange Hall tomorrow afternoon. We had a good time out at the spelling school.

J. F. H.




OXFORD, November 27, 1877.

BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tilton, a son and daughter. Both fine and healthy. Mother and children doing well.

DIED. On the 27th inst., of black swelling, Mr. Newton Roberts, aged forty-two years. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss.

Still they come. Two families landed here on last Sabbath, from Indiana, having come by their own conveyance. There are eight persons in each family. Two more families looked for next week from the same place, and one family from Illinois soon--all expecting to make their homes in Kansas.





SILVERDALE, Nov. 30, 1877.

I was at a social gathering of young folks on Friday night of this week. After the social and singing were over, one young man was struck in the face by a Bone. It set him back so far in his coat that his head was hardly visible above his collar.

The Bone afterwards passed on through the house and out of the door into the road, just grazing the noses of a couple of other young men who were sitting near the door. All is quiet now.




It is reported that the men holding cattle in the Indian Territory are to be driven out, as they are only about one hundred miles from the Indians, and the grass is getting rather scarce--not much more than the Indians want themselves. So, our good old Uncle Samuel, thinking that the white and red men were liable to get mixed up, has concluded to remove the white men from the Territory. Wellington Press.




Our revival began Nov. 10, and lasted 17 days. It was carried on by Rev. Harvey, of Eldorado, Butler county, one of the best christian speakers the State can afford. The meeting was carried on with great spirits, good attention, and good success. It closed with an organized church of 37 members, 12 new converts, and immersions, 8 yesterday.

We shall organize a liceum on Wednesday evening at the Parker school house. Stock Protecting company on Friday evening at the same place. Sunday, Dec. 9; we shall organize a Sunday school at 9 a.m. All are invited to attend.





The large eight-light chandelier in the Methodist church fell down last Friday night, and was completely broken to pieces. It fortunately happened that the lights had just been turned out after the evening services, or the damage must have been very great. Truly it seems as if the fates were against the Methodist church. Courier.




The Salt City ferry is in running order.

A. O. Hoyt returned from a trip north last Saturday.

Court will probably adjourn today. It will be the shortest term held in this county.

The freighters returning from the Territory brought in twenty bushels of hickory nuts.

The city butchers of Wichita paid 3-1/4 cents for hogs, and 2-1/2 cents for beef cattle last week.

A lamp exploded at Mr. Trissell's house last week, and came near setting fire to the bed clothing.

The ferry for the river west of town is almost completed, and will be in running order in a few days.

A Sunday School concert will be given at the white church next Sunday evening. All are invited to attend.

A temporary bridge is being built from the ferry to the bank of the river at the crossing of the Arkansas south of town.

A lamp burst in Mantor & Welsh's grocery last week and made a commotion among those present. No serious damage was done.

EIGHT persons were baptized in the Walnut river by Reverend Harvey, last Sunday. Nearly two hundred people were present.

RETURNED. Miss Eva Swarts returned from Illinois last week, after an absence of more than a year visiting in Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois.

HOGS DYING. Hogs on Grouse creek are dying off by the hundreds with a disease similar to quinsy. George Batty lost forty head in one week.

The ball at Winfield last Thursday night was a grand one, and enjoyed exceedingly well by all present. Supper was served at the William's House.

Drs. Davis & Mendenhall performed a difficult case of surgery on Mr. John Pruitt last Sunday, taking away the cancer that has been troubling him so long.

Two wagon loads of furniture for A. Chamberlain came in this week. Mr. Chamberlain has offered a premium of a small carriage to three of the young men recently married.

MARRIED. In Maple township, on the 21st inst., by Wm. B. Norman, J. P., at the residence of the bride's parents. Mr. I. D. Wyett to Miss Margaret McGuire. All of this county.

The M. E. Society will provide a tree free for all who desire to use it on Christmas evening. Supper will also be served at 6 o'clock and after. Other arrangements will be duly noticed.

MR. J. C. BENNETT spent several days at this place and Winfield, being detained from crossing the Arkansas on account of the ice in the river and the ferries out of order, at this place and Oxford.

MR. HOPKINS and Thomas Finney, of Osage Agency, were in town Monday. They drove up from Kaw Agency in four hours. From them we learn that Agent Beede is at the Kaw Agency to pay the Indians their annuities.

A large rabbit, supposed to be a mountain hare, was caught at Maple City last week by McNown's hounds. It was nearly black, and much larger than a jack rabbit. McNown has a pair of hounds that will overhaul anything that runs.

A team of horses belonging to a man in Nebraska were drowned in the Salt Fork some two months ago. The harness on the horses are good yet, and it would pay someone to get them out. They are a few feet below the Pawnee crossing.


A small body of soldiers are stationed at the Osage and Pawnee Agencies, it is said, to protect witnesses who are to testify in some cattle transactions. Agent Burgess, Mr. Mathewson, and others, we are informed, have been charged with and arrested for some cattle frauds. The matter is believed to have been started through malice, and the gentlemen will prove it before it is over.


The Thanksgiving festival last Thursday evening was a decided success, in spite of the extreme cold weather. During the entire afternoon ladies and gentlemen worked with a will--the latter endeavoring to make the room comfortable for the expected crowd in the evening, while the former manipulated great loads of pies, cakes, turkeys, and toothsome delicacies with that graceful ease and dexterity that only the ladies of Arkansas City possess. By six o'clock the edibles were bountifully spread upon taste-

fully arranged tables, and everything else in "apple-pie order." It is needless to say the supper gave satisfaction--all suppers do, when the consumers have an appetite sharpened by long expectation, and when the articles for consumption are prepared by our ladies. After supper the stage was cleared, and the audience treated to a delightful rendition of the farce entitled "The Two Buzzards," by J. H. Sherburne, H. M. Bacon, W. D. Mowry, Miss Lockley, and Mrs. Farrar. These ladies and gentlemen deserve great credit for their perseverance in perfecting their respective parts, and for the admirable manner in which the play was rencered--there being no delays or prompting throughout the entire performance. The total receipts amounted to about eighty dollars, which will be devoted to church uses. The ladies of the Presbyterian Society desire to express their thanks to the many outside parties who generously contributed their time and labor for the advancement of the Society's interests.


COMBINATION SHOW. Prof. E. J. Hoyt and others will give an entertainment at Pearson's Hall next Saturday evening, consisting of vocal and instrumental music, violin, banjo, and cornet solos, comic songs, farces, burlesques, negro, Dutch, and Irish comicalities, feats of nerve, strength, and agility, Chinese juggling, plate spinning, exercises in balancing, flying bars, and feats of skill. The evening's entertainment will open with prestidigitation or conjuring by the Canadian Wizard, introducing many new features; Mesmerism, or the power of mind, etc. Laughable song, The Walking Gent, entitled "Don't you think so;" Ole Bull's Imitation Solo, on violin, giving imitations of Cuckoo and Scotch Bagpipes. The mere mention of Prof. Hoyt's name is enough to guarantee a good performance. Admission 25 cents. Doors open at 6-1/2 o'clock.


The case of L. J. Webb vs. Sarah Requa occupied the whole of Tuesday in court, in which he sued the defendant for a balance of $72 on his fees as attorney in the suit of Requa vs. Requa, for divorce and alimony, tried in 1876--she having paid him $429, or rather attorney of record, W. P. Hackney, paid him the $429 out of her means. In this case she put in the defense that she did not employ him, but that she employed Hackney & McDonald, and that Hackney employed Webb to assist them, as he (Hackney) must of necessity be absent to attend the Legislature at Topeka.

J. W. McDonald and Judge Caldwell were retained for the plaintiff, and Torrance for the defense.

The case went to the jury as the court adjourned for supper. What the verdict will be is not known as we go to press.


LONG CORN. Al. Pruden has an ear of corn grown on his place that measures one foot in length, and has twelve hundred and thirty-two grains on it. Mr. Hamilton, one of Bolton's prominent farmers, says he is an old man, and has seen large corn, and offers to give one dollar each for every ear brought to him that measures one foot in length. This will be the only dollar he will have to pay that we know of.


LUMBER YARD. Mr. T. A. Wilkinson has opened a lumber yard at Winfield, and keeps a choice selection of all kinds of pine lumber, shingles, lath, etc., besides lime, hair, cement, paints, and nearly everything needed in building or repairing homes. Parties needing any of the above can purchase as cheap of him as they can buy and haul it from Wichita. Call in and look over his prices.




ALL PERSONS indebted to the undersigned will take notice that their accounts must be settled, by note or payment before the end of the month--December, 1877. J. T. SHEPARD.


TAKEN UP, by B. Goff, 2-1/2 miles north of Arkansas City, 2 colts, supposed to be two years old next spring, which the owner can have by paying charges.


MONEY TO LOAN at 12 percent interest and 5 percent commission on first class real estate security. Inquire at C. R.

Mitchell's office, Arkansas City.


A HOUSE AND LOT for sale; located in a good business part of the main street of Arkansas City; $500. Inquire of A. C. Wells.




News from the Rio Grand frontier shows that times are lively along the Mexican border. The Lipan Indians, who belong on the Mexican side of the river, have crossed the boundary line, and been on a murdering trip among the Texas residents who live close to their country. Yesterday a dispatch was received by General Drum, at General Sheridan's headquarters, relating the most recent exploits of these copper-colored vagabonds. General Ord telegraphed from San Antonio, reporting that on Nov. 20th a party of 28 Lipans killed a Mexican on Indian Creek, which is eight or ten miles from Avalos, in Texas. On the 21st two more men were killed by the same band on a ranche near Lerdo. The bodies of the murdered men when found were full of arrows. All the killed were believed to have been residents of Texas.




We'll bet a nickle the editor of this paper can show a greater variety of occupations followed for the sustenance of life than any other newspaper man in the State of Kansas.

Besides the everyday pursuit of publishing a newspaper, attending post office, making collections, or rather trying to, soliciting subscribers, etc., he is a notary public, agent of some Ohio capitalists. buys and sells corn, oats, and flour, deals heavily in and makes a specialty of cord wood, posts and rails, buys, trades, and sells Texas and Indian ponies, is a member of two railroad companies, and a director in the Arkansas River navigation company, deacon in a new church organization, is interested in a racing pony, contractor for buildings, and other minor enterprises, too numerous to mention, all to make both ends meet.

A newspaper man in Southern Kansas who cannot guess within twenty-five pounds of what a fat hog will weigh, how much a steer will clean, how fast a horse will run, how many cords in a pile of wood, don't stand half a chance to eke out a miserable existence and be half way familiar with the people.




We must announce the arrival of two young Axley's last week, both Sam and John, are happy. Mr. Wm. Berkey shook the land from his number nines last week, and will halt in the vicinity of Independence. He reports good trade and money scarce.

Frank Waldo bids fair to make a success of the stock of dry goods and groceries he has on hand, judging from his prices and the way he is handling over the goods.

The majority of the wheat that is hauled to Wichita goes by the way of the Salt City ferry, since they can cross the Arkansas river at less ferriage than the proprietors of the Belle Plaine bridge charge for crossing the Nennescah.

Thirty teams loaded with flour for Cheyenne and Wichita Agencies passed through here last week.

The constant inquiry is how is the K. C. E. & S. W. railroad getting along? We are getting anxious.

Mr. Royal still continues in the hotel business, and contemplates building a new hotel soon. He is at Wichita making his arrangements. R. R.




In a letter from Hon. Thomas Ryan, dated Washigton, Dec. 1, he states that Congress passed a law last February providing in substance that the Cherokee Strip lands be offered to actual settlers for one year after the act was to take effect at $1.25 per acre, and all at that time remaining unsold should be sold by the Secretary of the Interior, for cash, in quantities not exceeding 160 acres, at not less than one dollar per acre.

This law was to take effect upon the acceptance of the Cherokee Nation. When Mr. Ryan called the attention of the Secretary to the act, he had no knowledge of it, and had not submitted it to the Cherokee Nation. The bill is not very skillfully framed and it is not free from ambiguity, but Mr. Rayn thinks the Department will so construe it that all lands not paid for after the lapse of one year may be sold to the highest bidder at not less than one dollar per acre. He promises to see that the Department promptly submits it to the Cherokee Nation for acceptance.




EAST BOLTON, Dec. 7, 1877.

Thanksgiving Day, 1877, will long be remembered as a day passed with Mr. and Mrs. Denton at the residence of Mr. W. J. Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton is one of the best and most successful farmers in this county. His pork sales for 1876 amounted to over fifteen hundred dollars, and this year he expects $2,000 from pork alone, besides the product of 150 acres of wheat. Past seventy-five years of age, he possesses more energy and life than most men at forty, making everybody about him at home and happy. At supper Mrs. Denton could have said, "Let me help you to everything you like." Cold meats, the old-time turkey, delicious fruits, fresh oysters (raw, stewed, or fried), coffee, etc., formed a repast fit for a king, and was partaken of with a relish seldom equalled. At 6 p.m. the company repaired to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wetherholt, where, after partaking of a lunch, followed by grapes as fresh as when first plucked from the vine, fruits, coffee, and tea, the tables were used for euchre parties--the only interruption in the games being a long drawn sigh and audible whisper by one of the party: "Oh! for Standley, the explorer." But we all hope that when his explorations are made public, the sighing will cease. About midnight the party dispersed, with blessings on the day and evening entertainment's.

The drawback of the day's pleasure was the runaway of Mr. Skinner's team in the dark, throwing Mrs. Skinner out, and the wheels passing over her body, though not seriously injuring her.

A. B. C.




SOUTH HAVEN, Dec. 8, 1877.

Mr. James Bateman, of South Haven, was married to Miss Mary Doll, of Knox County, Missouri. Jim and his bride are expected every day. The cow bells are being tuned.

BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Burdick on the 4th inst., a daughter.

The S. W. Stock Raisers Association meet at Caldwell on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 10 p.m. All stock men are invited to be present.

Mr. McMullen sold his farm of 160 acres to Mr. W. H. Page for $240. Raw prairie. Several arrivals of late from the east.

Messrs. Kay, Lardon, and McClark returned last week from a successful buffalo hunt. Bringing about 1,500 lbs. each, and a wild horse which they succeeded in capturing.

A very interesting meeting is being held at the Meridian school house. Revs. Noble and Neil are conducting the same. Railroad excitements is increasing. M.




SOUTH BEND, Dec. 8, 1877.

The South Bend literary society met on Wednesday night. A good turn out. The programme for next night is: For debate--Resolved, That Intemperance causes more misery than the sword.

Dialogue: Seth Ward and Frank Samson.

Essay: Frank McLade.

Select Reading: J. Keffer.

Declamation: J. Franklin Hess.

Song: John Corby.

Speech: J. Franklin Hess.

Paper: A. Bookwalter.

Come one, come all. Lots of fun.

Spelling school on Friday night, Dec. 14.





Another effort is being made to organize the Territory of Oklahoma. It will prove a sorry day for Kansas should that Territory be opened to settlement. In character it resembles the Arkansas Valley very much, no better in any respect, but it has a wonderful name for salubrity and richness and if opened would not only attract all the emigration for years, but take thousands upon thousands of settlers from Southern Kansas. A writer in Washington says: "Col. Boudinot is here in behalf of the bill to organize the Territory of Oklahoma out of the present Indian Territory, and to give it a delegate to Congress and put it otherwise under the control of the United States. An equitable plan of adjustment of the Indian land claims will also be in the bill. If passed, the bill will open up the Territory to white settlement."

For years the editor of the Eagle, as a State Senator, fought all schemes looking to the opening of the Indian territory, as we have ever written against it. Eagle.




OXFORD, Dec. 3, 1877.

No marriages in our vicinity.

DIED. On December 1 of malaria fever, Mrs. Fager, of Valverdi township. Aged 27 years. Leaves a husband and two children, besides many friends to mourn her loss. Also an infant son of John A. and Kate Corben. Age, not known.



ANOTHER SHOW. Glenn's tin-pan opticon illustrated centen-nial exhibition; an amusing and instructive entertainment, for small boys, projected upon an illuminated screen and magnified fifteen hundred feet in circumference, by a pair of Scopticans, with acromatic magnifing lenses, calcium lights, dissolving saleratus, and foreign appliances, will be here tonight, if the horse don't give out, and exhibit his mystical and incomprehensible crow-mo-types to the awe-stricken and benighted inhabitants of the romantic Arkansas Valley.

Admission: Full grown adults

occupying reserve seats, 50 cents.

Half grown adults, 25 cents.

Children from 4 to 12 years, 15 cents.

Children from 2 to 4 years, 10 cents.

Children from 1 to 2-1/2 years, 5 cents.




Coons are numerous on the Walnut.

DIED. Old Mr. Lucky died very suddenly Monday night.

MOVERS with loads of furniture are coming in every day.

The docket of the last term of court showed only 43 cases.

BORN. To Lorenzo Goff and wife, on Saturday last, a ten pound boy.

14,763 feet of lumber were sawn at Lippman's mill in three days and a half, last week.

The Osages are herding about one hundred ponies on Red Rock creek, near the Pawnee trail.

Since the storm of two weeks ago, the Dean brothers have missed 75 head of their cattle.

5,000 ties have been received at Emporia for the narrow gauge railway, building from Kansas City to this place.

HOUGHTON & McLAUGHLIN shipped yesterday to the Pawnee agency 6 loads of bacon, which will make Mr. Pawnee full and happy for a time.

HOUSES ARE IN DEMAND. Benedict & Bro. have contracted to rent their house that is to be built next to Berry Brothers, before the foundation was laid.

A crazy man was found in the Territory last week with his feet badly frozen and nearly starved to death. He was taken to Wellington, where some of his friends reside.

The finest lot of jewelry to be seen in town is at Wilson's store. He has some charming coral adornments, and a number of fine gold rings, sleeve buttons, and breastpins.

RETURNED. MR. FRANK SCHIFFBAUER and wife returned from St. Louis last Saturday evening. While absent he ordered one of the heaviest stocks of groceries ever brought to this county.

S. P. U. Members of the Stock Protective Union are requested to meet at Buzzi school house Thursday, December 20th, to talk over matters of importance. RUDOLPH HOFFMASTER, Captain.

MR. LODE HAMILTON visited his father in Bolton township last week. He still has faith in the Parsons railway, and it is expected the county will be asked to aid the enterprise before many months.

A messenger came up from Pawnee Agency this week after Dr. Hughes. Mr. Ashton was very sick, and not expected to live. The doctor has been compelled to visit the Territory quite often lately.


ANOTHER FLAT BOAT. Capt. Peter Myers and J. Reed, Chief Clerk of the stern oar, started for Pawnee Agency last week with a cargo of corn. When last heard from they were doing well--(on a sand bar).


The sons of Mr. Hope, ex-Mayor of Wichita, have opened a jewelry store next to Hill's restaurant, and have some of the finest and most costly goods to be seen in the southwest. Their holiday stock is gorgeous.


MESSRS. HASKELL, SMITH, NEWELL, and others arrived at this place Sunday evening on their way to the Pawnee Agency. They are interested in the contract for the new school building about to be erected at that place.


BIG FISH STORY. Jas. Bartlett, John Carr, Wm. Riggs, Benjamin Riggs, and Drury Logan, of Sumner county, went to the Shawkaska river last week, with a seine 300 feet long and 15 feet wide. They set the seine across the river and drew it up in an hour or so with a good number of fish in it. They set it again, and went above some distance and came down in the water, slashing about and driving the fish into the net.

When they attempted to raise the seine again, it was so heavy that they could not raise it, and they began grabbing them and throwing them out. When the seine was pulled out, they counted one thousand and sixty-three fish, weighing from ten to forty pounds and averaging four pounds each. They seined but a short time and returned to the State with six thousand pounds of fish, which they retailed to buyers all over southern Sumner and Cowley counties. It will be remembered that fishing in the Shawkaska was not known of until within the past few years, and fish have accumulated until the water is almost black with them. The story of these men catching so many seems a little incredulous, yet any of them are willing to make affidavit to the statements.


The colored man who was arrested at this place a few weeks since for horse stealing was sentenced to one year's imprisonment in the Kansas penitentiary at Leavenworth at hard labor. He seemed to care but little for the sentence and left the court rooms with a terrible grin all over his countenance.


Programme for the Literary Society next Friday evening showed the following participants: Annie Norton, Chas. Swarts, Miss Pickett, Arthur & Archie Coombs, W. D. Mowry, Edwin Thompson, Ella Grimes, Clarence Harris, Miss DeCon, Peter Trissell, Amos Walton, and L. Norton.


EDDY's Christmas goods have come in, and the children are flocking in to inspect them. Even the old men and aged ladies go, "just to see them with the child," and we go to get the item. He has every variety of funny things: jumping jacks, squalling babies, tin horses, velocipedes, wagons, sled, locomotives, besides some interesting and instructive books of poems, story books, pictures, and many things that would make a nice present to our true love, your better half, or the girl of the period.


STEAMBOAT. Mr. Bacon, a gentleman who has been engaged in running a steamboat on Lake Michigan for the past four years, is here to make a proposition to run a boat from Little Rock to this place, for a bonus of one thousand dollars, to be paid when the boat has made the second trip. He has examined the river, and claims a boat can be run without difficulty if the power is sufficient. The money will be subscribed and a contract entered into for the boat to be here next spring.


GARDNER & CO.'s store is as bright and clean as a parlor, with drugs, candies, and fancy smoking implements glistening in every corner. They have some novelties in soaps, perfumeries, and ladies' toilet articles, but their supply of candies takes the lead of all. They have fishes, birds, and animals, and all the choicest stick candy, taffy, fig, almond and peanut candy; losenges, and chocolate. We know it to be good, for Will left us a peck to sample.


ACCIDENT. On Sunday last, as Rev. Swarts stepped from the church step into his wagon, the horses started, giving a sudden jerk and throwing him backward to the gound and on his head. He was completely stunned, and did not become conscious for more than an hour. Rev. Fleming had him carried to his house, where he was well cared for, and on Monday he was able to return home.


IMPROVEMENTS. Williams & Maricle have built a feed stable opposite the Arkansas City House, and will take care of stock for all transient customers.

Berry Brothers' new store building adjoining Wilson's cheap cash store is looming up like magic. The foundation was begun Saturday, and today it is nearly completed.


JOHN C. WELSH, the new Minister to England, is a brother-in-law to Mrs. E. P. Wright and an uncle to Mrs. James Benedict and Mrs. E. B. Kager, all of this place. Effingham Lawrence, late Collector at the port of New Orleans, is also a relative of the above named parties.


The programme of the Literary Society last Friday evening was very amusing. Among other recitations was a declamation by Lewis Coombs, select reading by Miss Frankie Hyde, and a song of "Write Me a Letter from Home," with guitar accompaniment, by Albert Wells.


An iron bridge requiring two flat cars to carry it came into Wichita last week, on the Santa Fe road, and threw the town into a state of excitement for fear it was intended for the railroad company in extending their line to Caldwell. It is intended for a wagon bridge.


WHAT NEXT? The Green Front now has in small cans, just the size to lunch on, corned beef, baked pork and beans, roast turkey, and game. It is put up in Yankeedom and warranted to be as fresh and good as though the old gobbler had just given his last kick.


HERMANN's new goods are stacked up in his grocery almost to the ceiling. Besides a full line of confectioneries, he has new candy, designs, china cups, plates, glassware, especially adapted for presents.




We are pleased to record the fact that a number of our citizens are building themselves new dwellings. In our ramble around town yesterday, we counted some twelve dwellings underway, and two new store rooms.

The Berry Brothers, an enterprising grocery firm that came here about a year ago, are erecting a commodious frame store room, 24 x 50 feet, one story high, on the lot south of Wilson's dry goods store.

Dr. Shepard is erecting a two-story frame store room on the vacant lot between Gardner's drug store and Benedit & Cro.'s hardware establishment.

Finney, Stafford & Hopkins are putting in quite an addition to their livery stable, in the shape of a carriage house some

20 x 40 feet. This firm seems to be getting alone finely and enjoying the public confidence. This is as it should be, as they are clever, accommodating gentlemen.

The addition to the old Meigs building, now the property of Mr. Tisdale, the proprietor of the stage line, adds very much to the looks of things on that side of the street. When it is painted up completely, this will be one of the neatest store rooms in town. Judge Christian, the agent of Mr. Tisdale, cannot bear to see anything under his charge so slipshod. Hence this improvement.

Mr. Gaskill has just completed his new residence in the western part of town, and moved in the other day.

Jerry Logan will soon have his new residence in the same locality completed and ready to move in.

Col. McMullen is also pushing along a new stone dwelling to rent, which will add much to that street.

We also notice a new stable going up on the vacant lots opposite the Arkansas City House, owned by Williams & Maricle.

We are pleased to see such evidence of increasing properity on the part of our citizens.




Cattle Men Ordered From The Cheyenne

And Arrapahoe Reserve.

We have not seen the order, but it is currently reported that Agent Miles has ordered all cattle men from the Cheyenne and Arrapahoe reserve, being that portion of the Indian Territory lying west of the Arkansas River and south of Kansas. If this be true, it will work a great hardship upon the cattle men, as all of them have gone into winter quarters, where their hay has been put up, and water and timber is plenty. To remove the cattle in the dead of winter, and while they are scattered over thousands of acres cannot be done without great loss both of stock and feed. The country in the extreme west has all been burned over, and the only place for feed will be in Kansas or Texas.

But few can range in Kansas owing to the herd laws, and to drive them to Texas at this time of year will cost the lives of thousands of the dumb brutes. Meetings have been held among those interested, and petitions forwarded to Washington to stay the matter until spring.

Since the question of right has come up, we think it can be proven that the Cheyennes have no legal right to the reserve. It was purchased by the Government from the Cherokees with the special provision that none but friendly Indians should be located thereon, and the Cheyennes and Arrapahoes have never been recognized as friendly Indians.

How the matter will terminate remains to be seen. Ten soldiers have been ordered to remove the men, numbering in all, counting herders and ranche employees, probably two hundred. While we would advise the men to obey the orders of the Secretary of the Interior, we do not believe ten men or even fifty can drive them out, as it is like turning a man out of doors away from his winter's feed to starve to death, and they will be





I. D. WYETT and lady were thrown from their wagon and seriously injured on Saturday, Dec. 1st, in Maple township, while going to visit the lady's parents.

A. WEATHERHEAD sold his farm of 156 acres to Ed. Morse, for $900; fifty acres broken, three acres in orchard, frame house and barn, and three-year-old hedge all around the premises.

A. NORMAN sold his farm of 160 acres to I. D. Willis, of Iowa, for $500; thirteen acres in cultivation, and box house.

Many bargains of the same kind may be had in this township.



MAPLE CITY, Dec. 15, 1877.

Mr. Myers was attacked by two of the Sparkman boys on Sunday, while returning from Sunday school, and was badly cut in the face and shoulder. The knife just missed the jugular vein.

Mr. Libby has gone to Winfield to work at his trade.

Mr. Wiley runs an express wagon from Dexter to Maple City.

Protracted meeting begins next Sunday.

Cattle are still dying of black leg.

Mr. Ketchum's school is progressing finely.

A. P.




The culture of sun flowers for fuel out in the Arkansas valley, where wood is very scarce and coal has to be brought from a great distance, is recommended by W. F. Shamleffer, of Council Grove. He says an acre of sun flowers well planted and culti-

vated, and gathered and stacked when ripe, will furnish fuel enough for one family all winter, and the seeds make good feed for stock and poultry.




SILVERDALE, Dec. 15, 1877.

The excitement caused by the passing of that Bone through the air, and in such close proximity to the nasal organs of those young men, mentioned in my last letter, has subsided. Truly this is an age of wonders: That Bone that Mr. Hatfield found on Grouse some time ago has turned out to be an animate object--an organic being, composed of real elements, such as potash, soda, lime, magnesia, silex, iron, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, chlorine, and a few proximate elements, such as albumen fibrin, gelatin, mucus, fat, caseine, lactic acid, osmazome, and chondrine--in fact, a human being with perfect running gear, without any modern improvements, and is compelled to eat organic food. The whole thing was got up by a sharper, to swindle some poor idiot of a specimen hunter. Only a short time ago, I was informed that a Colorado man had offered $15,000 (or less) for the fossil, if it was as represented. But if you want to get scalped, just mention fossil, relic, or specimen to Mr. Hatfield.

Another social was held near the school house Friday night. A large, good natured lot of young people were in attendance. All were as happy as big sun flowers, until the night was nearly cracked into in the middle, then we adjourned to meet at the house of Mr. E. the coming Friday night, where a Philomathic Society will be organized. The school in 26 is progressing finely with 55 scholars in attendance.





The Sumner County Press persists in referring to that "Proposition" of the A., T. & S. F. Railroad Company to extend their road through Sumner county, notwithstanding Hon. Thos. Nickerson, President of the Company, in a letter of recent date, says that the company has submitted no proposition to extend their road, but that he simply gave it to Mr. Morse as his own personal opinion, that if Sumner county would vote the aid asked for, and Butler and Cowley would do the same, the company would probably build the road, but advises that no proposition be submitted at present. And this is what Folks call a proposition.

Oxford Independent.




Cherokee Strip Lands.

Mr. RYAN, by unanimous consent, introduced the following bill.


For the relief of actual settlers upon the Osage Indian trust and diminished reserve lands in the State of Kansas, and to provide for the sale of the unoccupied portion of said lands lying east of the sixth principal meridian.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons who have entered upon and actually occupy lands within the limits of the Osage Indian trust and diminished-reserve in the State of Kansas may pay one-fourth of the price of the same in six months after this act takes effect, and the remainder in three equal annual payments; but such person shall be required to comply with all laws not in conflict herewith, heretofore in force, in relation to the settlement and purchase of said lands: Provided, That nothing herein shall be construed to prevent any such person from making payment at any earlier date of the whole or any portion of the purchase money.

SEC 2. If any such person shall fail to pay any of such installments when the same shall be due and payable, his or her claim shall be thereby forfeited; and the lands upon which such default shall be made shall, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, be sold for cash to the highest bidder, at not less than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, in quantities not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres to any one


SEC 3. That nothing in this act or any other law of the United States shall be so construed as to prevent said lands from being taxed under the laws of the State of Kansas, as other lands are or may be taxed in said State, from and after the time the first payment is made on said lands according to the provisions of this act.

SEC. 4. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby directed to offer for sale, for twenty months after the passage of this act, all lands unsold and not actually occupied when this act takes effect, within the limits of the said Osage Indian trust and diminished reserve lands in the State of Kansas, and lying east of the sixth principal meridian, in quantities not exceeding six hundred and forty acres to any one individual, at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, cash, to persons residing upon and having a fee simple title to lands contiguous thereto; and all of said unoccupied lands remaining unsold at the expiration of said twelve months shall be sold, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, for cash, to the highest bidder, at not less than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, in quantities not exceeding six hundred and forty acres to any one person.

SEC. 5. That the Secretary of the Interior shall make all rules and regulations necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act.

SEC. 6. That actual settlers upon said lands who have not made entry thereof as required by law, or whose entries have expired, may make entry of the same within three months after the passage of the act.




On the 16th of November, Elder E. E. Harvey, of the Christian church, commenced meetings 3 miles east of Arkansas City, at the Parker school house, and on the 24th a church was organized with 14 members--selecting as Elder, S. B. Adams, and as Deacons, T. L. Brown, and C. H. Hinshaw. The meeting closed December 2, with a church of 37 members. Much of the time the weather was very unfavorable. Notwithstanding the interest was good, and the house frequently crowded to its utmost capacity. Telegram.




There will be a meeting of stock-men at Caldwell, on the 22nd inst., at 2 o'clock p.m. The object is to devise some plan, whereby stock-men in the Territory can protect themselves against any unjust procedure.





WILLIAMS & MARICLE, Proprietors.

This house has been refitted and newly furnished and offers the best accommodations. Boarding a specialty. Reduced rates for cash. Feed and sale stable convenient to the house, where teams will be cared for in the best manner. Corn, hay, and oats for sale, and horses boarded by the day or week. Charges






I most respectfully invite the fruit growers of Cowley and Sumner counties to examine my stock before making their selections, as I have something entirely new to offer for their inspection. The following described stock has been imported from England and acclimated here, and will be found to consist of the finest budded fruit, all from four-year-old roots and three-years tops, and will bear in one to three years after planting. This stock is from the Hill Home Nursery, in Montgomery county, Ohio, and I am the authorized agent for this locality.

Large Montmorency May Cherry; extraordinarily prolific; recommended as a variety of great value.

"Empress Eugenie," June Cherry.

"Triumph of Cumberland," July Cherry.

"Osmond" Summer Pea, and twelve other varieties ripening from July to late in the fall.

The "Admiral Farragut" Pear is a winter pear, and if cared for as apples should be, will be in good condition in the spring.

The Hill Home "Chief" Peach; free-stone, September peach.

"Nick-a-jack" Apple; tender, sub-acid, winter; keeps from December to May.

"Hoosac," Thornless Blackberry. Its canes are as harmless and free from thorns as the willow; no more torn clothes and sore hands; fruit large, sweet, and a good bearer.

"Lady" Grape; white; as a jelly grape, cannot be surpassed, and fine for the table; hardy, free from disease, and of fine flavor, this grape stands unrivaled.

"Merstine" Red Raspberry; fruit large, fine, and productive; ripens about the same time as the Black Cap; of a rich, crimson color, and delicious flavor; new variety, very valuable.

"Star of the West" Strawberry; fruit large, measuring three to four inches in circumference; deep red; smooth and firm; very productive; a good market variety; the coming berry.

Besides the above, I have a large variety of Trees, Shrubs, and small fruits. Also ornamental trees too numerous to mention.


Arkansas City, Kansas.




GRASS is green in the timber yet.

WHEAT is making a wonderful growth.

THEORON HOUGHTON is the last happy father of a twelve pound boy.

MR. GREGG and Ledlie, of Beaver creek, made us a pleasant call last week.

KELLOGG & HOYT have a fine selection of bound books, toys, and Christmas presents.

S. G. OVERMAN is Trustee of Cedar township instead of J. W. Searle, as published a few weeks ago.


JOHN W. BROWN left us with a stalk of corn grown on his farm on the Arkansas river bottom that measures sixteen feet in length.


Read the card of William P. Wolfe, carpenter and builder, in another column. Mr. Wolfe is a good carpenter, and will do work as well and reasonable as anyone in the county. Try him.

AD: WILLIAM P. WOLFE, CARPENTER AND BUILDER, Arkansas City, Kansas. Job work neatly and promptly executed.

Orders solicited.




Is prepared to do all kinds of work in his line.

Satisfaction guaranteed.


All kinds of job work in my line executed with dispatch.

Give me a call before letting your contracts.

Shop at the old stand of T. Baird, North Summit Street,

Arkansas City, Kansas.


MR. JAMES WILSON started for Leavenworth yesterday morning, to be absent about ten days. Johnny Kronert will handle the dry goods during his absence and make special bargains to all who call.


OHIO NURSERY. The advertisement of the Ohio Hill Home Nursery appears this week. Chris. Birdzell is agent for this portion of the county, and is taking many orders. They have some very fine specimens of fruits.


DIED. Of consumption, on Sunday, December 10th, Benjamin A. Davis, formerly of Silverdale township. He had been confined to his bed for six weeks. At the time of his death he was at New Washington, Indiana.


Early Monday morning, as we took our seat at the writing desk, we noticed two fine cigars, with matches close by. Upon inquiry we learned that W. E. BERRY had placed them there, to be smoked in commemoration of a new-born son.


FOUR PERSONS living above Winfield have gone thirty miles south of this place into the Territory to take claims, and build houses, with the expectation that it will come into market soon. The U. S. troops are there also, and we think the gentlemen will not remain long.


The Postmaster General of Washington, D. C., has established a post office in Cowley county, by the name of Glen Grove, and appointed Edward S. Field, postmaster. The office is on route 33, 306, [? 33,306 ?] from Eureka to Arkansas City, between the offices of Grouse Creek and Lazette.


On December 10th a pony was stolen from some Pawnee Indians camped on John Brown's farm on the Arkansas river, near Arkansas City. The pony was a bay and white spotted; all four feet white, and white tail; scar on the right side of neck, and scarred on inside of right hip; about four years old.


DOCTORS. Every week almost we receive letters from Doctors inquiring about the prospects for a location here; the last one being from Dr. Ross, of Iowa. Come on. We have only a half dozen. Winfield has eighteen, and there are in the county probably not more than one hundred and twenty-five. If this was an Indiana bog or Louisiana swamp, we could support as many more. But it is not. One Doctor can attend to a scope of ten miles square. It is only once in a long while they are needed. If you are at the head of your profession, come, for you will find the best of talent to compete with, but if you expect to find a lot of quacks, don't come if you have a roof over your head and a crust of bread to live on where you are.


MASONIC. The following persons were elected officers for the ensuing year, of Crescent Lodge No. 133, A. F. and A. M., at their hall in Newman's block, on Saturday evening, Dec. 15.

Worsshipful Master: Clinton Robert Mitchell.

Senior Warden: Orin C. Smith.

Junior Warden: Sewell Peasley Channell.

Treasurer: Charles R. Sipes.

Secretary: Isaac H. Bonsall.

Tyler: Steven C. Wintin.

The following officers were appointed by the Worshipful Master, on Tuesday evening following.

Senior Deacon: James Benedict.

Junior Deacon: Harry Pearce Farrar.

Senior Stewart: Henry Bear Pruden.

Junior Stewart: William J. Stewart.


WANTS TO BE ENGAGED. Our County Superintendent of Public Instruction wrote to each person who was examined at the teachers' examination, asking if they were engaged, and if so, by whom, and at what salary. One young lady in the northern part of the county writes:

"I am not engaged, but would be delighted to receive any attention or proposal for an engagement. Of course, I would like a salary, or someone with an income; but rather than miss an opportunity for the mutial joys of wedded life, will not be particular about the salary. MARY."


Almost all of the border settlers have heard the oft

repeated song of the young Osages.

Hor-e du-wa-ah,


Hoop-an-up ana ood-e-quah.

Very few knew the interpretation, although they have heard it hundreds of times. The translation, as we received it from one of the tribe is:

1st line: My darling,

2nd line: Will you marry me?

3rd line: Sit on my knee and I'll kiss you.

And the "darlings" generally do as requested.


CHRISTMAS TREE AND FESTIVAL. On next Monday evening, December 24th, the ladies of the M. E. Church will give a grand entertainment at the brick church, west side of the city. Supper from 6 p.m. until all are served. A Christmas tree, free for all for the distribution of presents, will be a specialty of the occasion. A charade and other exercises will contribute to the interest of the evening's entertainment. A cordial invitation is extended to everybody. By order of the Committee.


Editor Traveler: I wish to express my thanks through the TRAVELER, to the many friends who showed so much kindness and sympathy in the affliction which so suddenly befell me on last Sabbath evening, and I wish especially to express for myself and family, our warmest thanks to Rev. S. B. Fleming and his excellent wife for kindness and care given us under these circum-stances of suffering and affliction.

B. C. Swarts, Pastor M. E. Church.

Arkansas City, Dec. 17, A.D. 1877.


MISTER STORY made us a call and visited the schools at this place on Friday last. He has been visiting the school of Windor and Harvey townships, and reports favorable advancement in all of them. We call Prof. Story mister, on account of his aversion to the title of Professor. He is a plain, practical man, well suited for the responsible position he has been placed in by the people.


BURRESS FOUND ALIVE. Last week a gentleman came down from Emporia in search of one Burress, who was reported to have been killed in the Territory. After several days unsuccessful searching, they came upon him in his cattle camp, not stretched out in the cold embrace of death, but sitting up to a piece of hog meat with a grin on him like a gorrilla. He was glad to see them and hear the news.


HOLIDAY GOODS. It is worth taking time to see the fine display of chromo, books, and toys at the store room of Kellogg and Hoyt's. The pictures adorning the walls equal an art gallery, while nicely bound books, comical pamphlets, toy babies, monkies, dogs, and almost every kind of animal, are placed on every shelf. All the poets and the best of authors are represented among their books.


Through the courtesy of South Bend Grange, and E. F. Green, their Secretary, we have been tendered a complimentary ticket to the supper and ball to be held at their hall in Pleasant Valley township on Monday evening, December 24th. This is one of the most enterprising Granges in the county. The object of the entertainment is to raise money to purchase a library.


STAGE STOPPED. "Mickey Jim," the stage driver between El Paso and Wichita, was stopped by a masked man on Monday night and asked if he had any passengers. He replied, "No." The robber then looked in the stage and told him to drive on. This is "Jim's" story, and will have to be taken for what it is worth.



The Telegram publishes the largest advertisement ever published in any newspaper of this county, being that of Lynn & Gillelen's closing out sale of dry goods. Allison will make a good thing out of it, Lynn & Gillelen will do better, and the people, by all buying when the opportunity offers, will do better still.


OLD MR. LOOMIS, a gentleman of 75 years of age, carried eighty bushels of wheat, a distance of eighty feet, carrying one and a half bushels at a time, last week, and claimed he did not feel much fatigued either. When even old men come to Kansas, they get young and strong again.


See the card of Williams & Maricle, proprietors of the Arkansas City House, one door south of the City Bakery. These gentlemen have refurnished their hotel and erected a stable close by, where stock will be well taken care of. Remember the place. Charges reasonable.





Robbed of Their Wheat Money.

On Tuesday evening of last week, as the freighters were coming in to Dutch Ranch, about eight miles from Wichita, two of the number who were behind were robbed of $30 and $60 by a man on horseback, who rode up, placed a pistol in their faces, and demanded their money. The first freighter was met on the sandy place within gun shot of the ranch. The robber rode up quietly, then suddenly drew his pistol and said:

"Give me your money or I'll shoot you."

The freighter responded:

"What do you want to rob me for? I haven't any money."

"Yes, you have, you d__n son of a b____. I saw you get it at Wichita."

Seeing there was no chance to escape, he paid him all the money he had and drove on to the ranch. Soon after, the second man was robbed. There were more than twenty men camped at the ranch, and not one of them had any fire arms. A horse with saddle and bridle was found running loose in the streets of Wichita the next morning, but no clue to the robber was found. If the game is to be played during the winter, it will be well enough for freighters to arm themselves and shoot the digestive organs out of some of them.




Protracted meeting has been in vogue for the past week, and continues, conducted by Rev. Broadbent.

Mr. Berkey has returned.

The store of Frank Waldo was entered on Monday night of last week, by cutting a hole in the door and pulling back the bolt. Mr. Waldo was at church at the time, and had taken all the money out of the drawer except one cent, which the thief took.

Arrangements are being made to have a Christmas tree at the school house. Thirty dollars has been subscribed to buy presents for the poor. Frank has ordered a supply of candies, so there will be no lack of sweetness.

A hog fell into one of the springs, and before it could be out out, was transferred to pickled pork--the brine being so strong.




One of the pleasantest affairs ever witnessed in Arkansas City was the mask party given by Mrs. Haywood last Friday evening, in honor of her sister, Miss Hattie Newman. The house was filled with gentlemen and ladies dressed in every conceivable manner, some wearing the most ridiculous and mirth-provoking costumes imaginable, and with one or two exceptions, they were so completely disguised as to be utterl unrecognizable by their most intimate friends. After unmasking, which was an occasion for considerable merriment, the company amused themselves with music, parlor croquet, and other games for an hour or two, when they were served with an excellent supper. It would be useless to attempt a description of the costumes, many of them baffling the descriptive powers of Dickens; but it is sufficient to say the party was a complete success, and the thanks of the participants are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Haywood for their efforts to make it such.




Gen. Sherman places no reliance in the sensational reports from Texas. He says the trouble in El Paso county grows out of a demand of speculators for pay for the produce of salt mines, which have been free for years.


Texas Troops Surrender.

The small detachment of State troops were compelled to surrender to the Mexican mob, at El Paso, on the 18th. Few of the prisoners were immediately shot down.


Fighting the Greasers.

The El Paso county, Texas, troubles broke out afresh on the 15th, and Gov. Hubbard sent to the President the following dispatch. "I am officially informed that citizens of Mexico, in connection with citizens of El Paso county, Texas, of Mexican birth, were fighting all day yesterday, in Texas, with a detachment of State troops, who were aiding our civil authorities. The Mexican force being too strong to be repelled by the Texas troops, and it being impossible to raise a civil posse from the citizens, who are nearly all of Mexican blood and sympathy, and having no reinforcements within 700 miles, I ask aid of such United States troops as may be nearest the scene of action to repel this invasion of our territory."

More Greasers.

Mexican troops continue to march to the Rio Grande. More than 1,000 cavalry were reported between San Luiz, Potasi, and Saltillo on the 15th. Others were following in the same direction. Several battalions of infantry were on the road to the same point, and some artillery were to be sent by sea from Vera Cruz to Matamoras. The troops are said to be well officered, and armed with improved guns.

Petroleum in the Black Hills.

A bottle of petroleum was brought to Deadwood from an oil well that was discovered a few weeks ago, eight miles from Kinney's stockade and 100 miles south of Deadwood. The petroleum is pronounced by experts to be superior to that of West Virginia.




Plenty of rain last week.

Two knock downs last week.

TOM BAKER is going to Wichita to barber.

The new ferry west of town floats like a swan.

BERRY has moved his grocery to the new building.

The new store man is here. He will open up Pearson's building.

The Cedar Vale Blade has been sold and will be taken to Elk Falls.

Dr. Shepard's new house, between Benedict and Mr. Wilson's, is erected.

WYARD GOOCH and H. M. Bacon started for the Sax and Fox Agency last Friday.

It is reported again that Frank Speers is married. We don't believe it. We've heard it too often.

OWING to the late and uncertain arrival of the stage, a horn will be blown when the mail arrives.

There will be a dance at the Bland school house on Monday night, December 31, 1877. All are invited.





MR. FITCH intends removing to Washington Territory. Those who left here last summer for that place report themselves well pleased.


DR. LOOMIS purchased the drug store of Kellogg & Hoyt's. The latter named gentlemen are going into business at Junction City, Kansas.


CHARLES McINTIRE, foreman of the Telegram office, and Will Leonard, who manages the Oxford Independent, are visiting their parents at this place.


That riderless horse last week, with a lady's saddle on it, came from the Arkansas river, where it left its rider in the chilly current of the crooked river.


A man was in town last week who made the boast that he would ride the best horse out of town when he left. He was watched during the night, and left on foot.


The committee of seven, composed of five ladies and two gentlemen, appointed to buy $21 worth of goods for the Christmas tree at Salt City, were in town on Friday, all together, and you ought to have seen the young gents and small boys getting off the sidewalk.


MARRIED. The marriage of O. C. Skinner and Miss Ida Small, took place at the residence of the bride's parents on last Wednesday, in the presence of a few invited friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. B. Fleming of the First Presbyterian Church. The TRAVELER office returns the thanks to the bride for her kind remembrance of the printers.


MASONIC INSTALLATION. On next Thursday evening the installation of the newly elected officers of Crescent Lodge No. 133,

A., F. and A. M., will take place at the Masonic hall over Houghton & McLaughlin's store. The wives of all Masons are cordially invited. All members of the order are requested to be in attendance.




A Bold Highwayman.

[From the Wichita Beacon.]

Last Wednesday evening about 6 o'clock, as Major Burr and wife were driving to El Paso in their buggy, they were approached by a man on horseback, about a mile south of Dry creek, who rode up to them with a leveled pistol and ordered the Major to "deliver or die." The Major said that he has no money; but the fellow insisted upon seeing his pocket book, and it was given to him. It fortunately contained only a little change. Upon returning the pocket book, minus the change, the amateur Claude Duval asked Major Burr what his name was, and on being told, said: "Well, I reckon you're not the man I'm after," and refusing to give his name, rode off in the direction of Wichita. When near Dry creek, he met Mr. G. Giltner, and robbed him of $25 or $30, and between Dry creek and Wichita, met his third victim, whom he relieved of fifty cents. Major Burr says he was a medium sized man, and was riding a bay horse, but does not think he could recognize the fellow. He might recognize him by his voice if he should hear it again. He thinks that the robber is a green hand at the business, and he could have killed him had he been armed. Mrs. Burr was considerably frightened, and we suppose the Major did not feel exactly "at home." So far as we learn, no efforts were made to pursue the bold scoundrel, who rode off towards the city after robbing his last man. Farmers will have to carry six-shooters before the winter is over, we expect.




WICHITA, KANSAS, Dec. 19, 1877.

Wichita was made lively the other day by a drunk Texan drawing his revolver and firing on the street. The citizens mounted horses and overtook and arrested him. He was fined $45 for seven shots. No damage done, but lots of fun.




INDIAN TERRITORY, Dec. 15, 1877.

Marshal Mike Meigher arrested two brothers, Ed. and Bill Withers, at Kiowa, Barber county, Kansas, on the 10th inst. Said gents are accused of stealing 15 or 20 ponies from the Cheyennes and Arrapahoes last June. Meigher was accompanied by a small detachment of troops of the 4th Cavalry. The Withers boys are said to be "bad ones" and that they are wanted in other parts to answer for violations of the law.

The 4th Cavalry at Reno are to be relieved by the 10th negro troops. The 4th goes to the Rio Grande. LONE STAR.




Lucius Walton, of Beaver township, furnished us the following: "I understand, from reports, that the fowls are dying off rapidly in and around Winfield. We have suffered from like experience, in this State and Indiana, and after trying many remedies in vain, we conceived the idea that from the full and inflamed condition of the craw, it was produced from indigestion. We provided the necessary remedies in the shape of good, sharp gravel and a box of lime constantly before them, which soon and successfully overcame the difficulty. It is a cheap and convenient remedy. Try it." Telegram.





The readers of the TRAVELER will do well to compare the following list of prices of nursery stock--the first column of figures being the prices charged by foreign agents and the last by Trissell, agent of the Rose Hill and Walnut Valley Nurseries.


Standard apples $ .25 $ .15

Crab apples .50 .50

Standard pears 1.00 .50

Dwarf pears .75 .50

Cherry .75 .50

Cherry, Utah .75 .50

Plum, Wild Goose .75 .75

Plum, Weaver 1.00 .40

Peach .25 .15

Amaden's June .75 .50

Apricot, Nectarine .50 .50

Quince .75 .50

Iowa Grape 1.00 .25

Delaware & Hartford Grape .50 .20

Concord and Ives .25 .12-1/2

Rogers Hybrids 1.00 .10

Gooseberry .25 .12-1/2

Currant .25 .25

Raspberry .20 .08-1/3

Raspberry, Herstone, and Manchester .50 .08-1/3

Blackberry .25 .08-2/3

Strawberries per 100 2.00 1.00

Strawberries, Monarch of the West 5.00 1.00

Rhubarb .50 .16-2/3

Weeping willow & weeping ash 1.50 1.00

Evergreen per foot .40 .33-1/2

Shrubs .75 .50

True Rose 2.50 .50

Roses, assorted and hardy .75 .50

Hedge Plants 5.00 1.50

Our readers will readily see by a comparison of the above prices, who it is best to buy of. Trissell sells on home grown stock, which will be sure to grow, and the foreign fellows sell you stock that is not adapted to this locality, and nine times out of ten will die.




ALL THOSE INDEBTED to L. H. Gardner & Co. are requested to call and settle before January 1st, either by cash or note, as we are in need of money, and must have it.


STRAYED OR STOLEN. Two large dark bay gelding horses, about 15 hands high. Star in tallest horse's forehead, and shot in left hip. Collar marks on both. $25 reward.


London, Kansas.










$4,000 worth of elegantly made and latest style clothing.

Two Hundred Men's Caps.

One Thousand Yards Cassimeres and Jeans.

Five Hundred Yards Waterproofs.

Two Thousand Yards Wool Flannels.

Four Thousand Yards Dress Goods of all kinds.

Four Hundred Yards of Carpet.

One Hundred Suits of Underwear.

Seventy-five Shawls.

Ladies' Cloaks, Felt Skirts.

Twenty Honey Comb and Marseilles Quilts.

White Blankets, and an endless variety of Notions.

The above Goods MUST BE SOLD FOR CASH during the next SIXTY DAYS, and WE MEAN it!

Alpacas 18 cents to 85 cents per yard.

Gray twill all wool flannel, 30 cents per years.

White flannel, 16 cents per yard.

Canton flannel, 10 cents per yard.

Bed Ticks, 8 cents per yard and upward.

Men's Suspenders, 15 cents per pair.

Hats, 40 cents.

Caps, 30 cents.

Two-button Kid Gloves, 65 cents per pair.