The Mowry Family of Cowley County, Kansas. (2024)

Allen, Henry (Hank), W. D., Will, W. J. Mowry.

The Creswell township census of 1873 lists W. Mowry, age 21; Allen Mowry,age 31; H. Mowry, age 28; W. J. Mowry, age 44; and Mrs. Mowry, age 40; W.J. Mowry, age 51; and R. A Mowry, age 46, a female.

Allen Mowry was one of the 30 volunteers who joined Thomas Baird to retrievethe bodies of the six U. S. Surveying corp. men who were massacred in 1873.They are buried in Riverview cemetery.

The Tisdale township census of 1876 lists Allen Mowry.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 21, 1873.

Co. Road of Dennis Hawkins was ordered surveyed Aug. 26th, with AmosWalton, Strong Pepper, and W. J. Mowry as viewers.

Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.

District Court Docket. SECOND DAY.

Richard Woolsey & John Brown vs. W. J. and R. A. Mowry.

Winfield Courier, March 20, 1874.

Some half-dozen of the Winfield beauties, accompanied by Miss Mowry,of Arkansas City, the bevy led by Charley Harter, paid us a visit last Tuesday,and circulated around to the consternation of comps. and "devil,"who full expected to see the entire office knocked into "pi."Come again, ladies, it does us good to receive a visit from wit and beauty.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.

The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the Septemberterm of the District Court, Cowley County, Kansas, to be held on and fromthe 28th, inst., and have been placed upon the Trial Docket in the followingorder.


W. J. Mowry vs. J. L. Richie.

Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.

A suit was tried before Justice Boyer, this week, in which the partieswere from Arkansas City. Among those whom we noticed as being brought hereby the case were I. H. Bonsall and Will and Hank Mowry, witnesses.


Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.

District Court Docket.

The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the Marchterm, A. D., 1875, of the District Court of Cowley County, to be holdenon and from the 22nd day, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in thefollowing order.


State of Kansas versus—Henry Mowry.


No. 481. Wyland J. Keffer, vs. Henry C. Mowry, et al.

Winfield Courier, July 22, 1875.

On the principle of "better late than never," we tender thanksto Mrs. Benedict, Mrs. Sipes, and Mr. Will. Mowry, of Arkansas City, forcourtesies received while at their place on July 3rd, and for genuine old-fashionedhospitality. We recommend the citizens of Arkansas City and vicinity aspar excellence at all times.

Winfield Courier, July 29, 1875.

W. H. Walker, Will Mowry, and H. P. Farrar all visited the county seatsince our last issue.


Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.

Cowley County District Court.

The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the Septemberterm of the District Court, to be holden on and from the 27th, and havebeen placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.


R. A. Ketner vs. Allen Mowry.


Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.


This is to certify that we, whose names are hereto subscribed, do mostheartily recommend for our next County Treasurer, FRANK GALLOTTI, who hasfor the last year and a half faithfully and satisfactorily preformed theduties of said office while acting in the capacity of Deputy; and we dohereby further certify that his character during that time has been suchas to fully entitle him to the recommendation. The records of said officekept by him, bears ample testimony of his capability and efficiency. Weconsider him well qualified to fulfill the duties of said office, and thereforecheerfully recommend him to the voters of Cowley County as well worth oftheir cordial support, and who, if elected, will most faithfully and systematicallyperform the duties of said office.

Three people who signed this: W. D. Mowry. W. J. Mowry. Henry Mowry.

Winfield Courier, October 7, 1875.

E. D. Eddy, the popular druggist of Arkansas City, passed through townTuesday en route for the east. The genial Will Mowry is the chief "disherup" of quinine during his absence.

Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.

CENTRAL AVENUE HOUSE of Arkansas City, is the most popular house, hasthe most popular landlord, viz.; Will D. Mowry, and is in fact the besthotel in the Walnut valley.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1876.

Central Avenue Hotel. W. D. MOWRY, Proprietor, Arkansas City, Kansas.

This hotel has been refitted and newly furnished, and now offers thebest accommo-dations to be found in the Southwest. Good stable convenient.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 16, 1876.

A telegram was received here yesterday signed John Jacobs, dated St.Joseph, Mo., at 2 p.m., saying that he had A. J. Mowry under arrest. At3:30 another one was received from Troy, Kansas, signed by Sheriff Drouth,that he had turned over Mr. Mowry to the Sheriff of Doniphan County. At4 o'clock a telegram was received from Mr. Mowry himself asking what hisbail would be put at. He was answered that that was a matter for Esq. Johnson,who issued the warrant for his arrest, to decide. That is the last thathas been heard from him or the Sheriff. We presume that he will be broughthere at once and will probably reach here on the noon train from Atchisontoday.



Arkansas City Traveler, March 1, 1876.

"Will Mowry is superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday School."

"Musical Agency. Mr. Will Mowry is the representative agent of severalmusical instruments for Cowley County—the celebrated Estey organ amongothers, and will furnish prices and terms to any desiring to make a purchase.Through the agent at this place, the instruments will be guaranteed to bedelivered in perfect order, and warranted as represented. Give him a call."

Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1876.

Notice to Lumbermen. Sealed bids will be received by W. D. Mowry, TownshipClerk of Creswell township, at Arkansas City, until April 10th, 1876, at3 o'clock p.m., for (3,000) three thousand feet of two-inch elm plank, tenfeet long; said plank to be furnished at the Arkansas river bridge, nearArkansas City, by the 1st day of May, 1876. By order of Township Board ofCreswell Township.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1876.

"Will Mowry is agent for the Loring and Blakely organs."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 26, 1876.

Allen Mowry was welcomed back to the bosom of his family last week. Wewouldn’t mind going back home if we could be twisted and hugged theway Al. was.

Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876.

A COURIER office divan was occupied a few moments yesterday by Will D.Mowry, the genial proprietor of the Central Avenue House of Arkansas City.He came in to inquire about certain prospective investments in Benton Harbor,Michigan, which he is about to enter into.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1876.

"J. L. Stubbs, Henry and Will Mowry went out Monday afternoon andbrought back 39 chickens."

Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1876.

STEAMBOAT. Mr. Hoyt, A. Chamberlain, and L. McLaughlin returned fromLittle Rock last week, and Allen Mowry and the pilot are expected soon.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1877.

MARRIED. On Thursday, Dec. 29th, at the residence of the bride's parents,by Rev. S. B. Fleming, MR. DAVID PRUDEN, of Dayton, Ohio, and MISS AMELIAMOWRY, of this place.

The marriage was one that has been for some expected, and was not a matterof surprise. The intimate friends and relatives of both parties were invitedin, and after a few very appro-priate remarks by the clergyman, they werepronounced one. The happy couple will take up their abode at the residenceof the fortunate bridegroom, and Dayton's society will have an additionalvalued member and esteemed lady, while her friends here regret her departure.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 7, 1877.

We clip the following complimentary notice of Mr. Pruden and wife, neeMiss Amelia Mowry, from a Dayton, Ohio paper.


Our esteemed young fellow-citizen, Mr. David Pruden, of Sachs & Pruden,after a month’s absence in the "Far West," has returned home.Reference to the marriage notice column will explain the cause of his extendedabsence. Himself and handsome young wife will receive a warm welcome fromfriends in this city. Dave has been very sly about this matter, but he isa good fellow, and all will unite in congratulating him upon his departurefrom single blessedness.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1877.


A contract was made last Friday by T. McIntire, Trustee; Wyard Gooch,Treasurer; and W. D. Mowry, Clerk of Creswell Township, with Mr. J. A. Bullene,agent of the Missouri Valley Bridge Co., of Leavenworth, for a wrought ironarch span of 100 feet, and a combination Queen Truss span of 50 feet, overthe Walnut River at Newman’s mill, to be completed on or before thesecond day of June, 1877. The bridge is to be 150 feet long, built in twospans, and have one roadway twelve feet wide in the clear, to be constructedon the Arch and Queen Truss bridge plan, for which the Township Trustee,for and on behalf of Creswell township, agrees to pay $2,000 in ten years,ten percent, township bonds, and $200 in township warrants payable: one-halfon February 1st, 1878, and one-half February 1st, 1879; binding themselvesin the penal sum of $1,000 for the faithful performance of every articleof agreement.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1877.

AL MOWRY bought a fine large span of horses at Wichita last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1877.

Someone stole 40 bushels of wheat from Henry Mowry, last Thursday night.It was in his claim house, across the Arkansas.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1877.

AL MOWRY lost one of his fine gray mares last Wednesday, within twelvehours from the time he arrived with them. The animal was cut open and ahole found in its bowels, eaten by botts.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.

NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Creswell Township willissue to the Missouri Valley Bridge Co. on the 1st day of May, A. D. 1877,bonds to the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000), for the purpose ofbuilding a bridge over the Walnut River near Newman’s mill.

Signed, T. McINTIRE, Trustee, WYARD E. GOOCH, Treasurer, W. D. MOWRY,Clerk.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1877.

WILL MOWRY has severed his connection with E. D. Eddy, after five yearssteady application, on account of his health.

Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.

Last Monday we received a pleasant call from Mr. W. D. Mowry, of ArkansasCity.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1877.

Will Mowry was learning city life in Wichita this week. He returned Mondayevening.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1877.

Dr. Alexander, Al., and Henry Mowry made a longer stay in Bolton lastSaturday then they expected. Will Stewart and some others also remainedon this side.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1877.

THEORIZING. Al. Mowry, Frank Speers, the editor, and half a dozen otherold bachelors were looking at Walker’s new house last week, and makingcalculations.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1877.

WILL MOWRY keeps the best brands of Smoking and Fine Cut Tobaccos.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 8, 1877.


Monday afternoon while Mrs. Mowry, little Charlie Milks, and Theodore,the darkey, were riding in a wagon with Milks’ team attached, the horsestook fright at the parasol and ran around Benedict’s corner, upsettingthe wagon box and throwing the passengers to the ground. Mrs. Mowry wasconsiderably jarred, but the other two were but slightly injured. It wasa narrow escape and might have been very serious.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 29, 1877.

The following is the score of the game of base ball played August 23rd,between the east and west sides of Summit Street.






Note: East Side Won—25 to 20.


Winfield Courier, August 30, 1877.

Will Mowry, of the new drug store in Arkansas City, called Monday. Hereports the base ball fever as raging in the City at present.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 12, 1877.

BASE BALL. An enthusiastic meeting was held Monday afternoon at Pearson’sHall, for the purpose of organizing a base ball association.

The following officers were elected.

Manager: J. H. Sherburne.

Secretary and Treasurer: H. M. Bacon.

Directors: Rev. S. B. Fleming; A. A. Newman; R. C. Haywood; A. W. Berkey;L. P. Woodyard; Will Mowry.

At a meeting of the directors in the evening, a nine was selected whichwill play Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, against the best secondnine that can be collected.

A lively game is anticipated, and a general attendance desired. At theclose of the game, the association will meet for the transaction of importantbusiness, when an opportunity for joining the same will be offered.

It is very desirable that all who are at all interested in athletic sportscome at once to the front, and manifest their good will by joining the association.

The boys mean "business," and should be well backed up. Thefall campaign, though a short one, will doubtless be a warm one. Anyway,it will afford lots of fun.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.

See the card of James Dodwell in this issue. He makes to order all kindsof buggy and work harness, saddles, bridles, etc., and keeps all kinds ofblankets, fly nets, harness oil, etc. Call in and see some of his work.

AD: HARNESS AND SADDLES. JAMES DODWELL, On the west side of Summit street,opposite the Mowry House, keeps in stock and will make to order all kindsof Harness, Saddles, and Horse Clothing equipments. All I ask is a fairtrial. Come and see me.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.

O. P. Houghton, Tyler McLaughlin, M. S. Faris, W. J. Mowry, and S. J.Mantor have all been sick within the past ten days.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1877.

No call has yet been made for the nomination of township officers inthis township yet. The officers to be elected are Trustee, Treasurer, Clerk,two Justices of the Peace, two Constables, and Road overseers for each RoadDistrict. The present officers are: I. H. Bonsall and James Christian, Justicesof the Peace; Timothy McIntire, Trustee; Wyard Good, Treasurer; WilliamD. Mowry, Clerk; Wm. J. Gray and George McIntire, Constables.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1877.

AL. MOWRY lost one of his bay horses last week. The affliction seemedto be blind staggers.


Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.

The following committees have been chosen by the Ladies’ SewingSociety for their Thanksgiving Festival.


Mrs. R. C. Haywood, Mrs. Dr. Hughes, Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. Dr. Kellogg,Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. L. McLaughlin.


Mrs. S. B. Fleming, Mrs. V. Hawkins, Mrs. E. Parker, Mrs. E. Weatherholt,Mrs. L. C. Norton, Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. DeMott, Mrs. S. Pepper, Mrs. J.L. Huey, Mrs. I. H. Bonsall.


In town: Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. J. I. Mitchell.

East of the Walnut: Mrs. L. McLaughlin.

Over the Arkansas: Mrs. S. Pepper.


O. P. Houghton, S. P. Channell, Mr. Hutchinson.


Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Miss Gertrude Lockley, Dr. Williams, W. D. Mowry,H. M. Bacon.


To procure them: E. D. Eddy.

To cook them: D. B. Hartsock, W. J. Mowry.


W. D. Mowry, J. C. Topliff, J. Sherburne, W. Stewart, Dr. Williams, MissPickett, Kate Hawkins, Angie Mantor, Dora Dixon, Mowry Bowers.


Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Mrs. Dr. Kellogg, Mrs. Hartsock, Mrs. E. D. Eddy.


Mattie Mitchell, Mary Theaker, May Benedict, Annie Norton, Annie Hutchinson,Linnie Peed.


Mrs. Dr. Hughes, Mrs. Coombs.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.

BOOKS! BOOKS! Persons wishing books for the Holidays can be suppliedby leaving their orders with Will Mowry.

FOR MUSIC BOOKS, sheet music, or anything in the musical instrument line,leave your orders with W. D. Mowry. Orders by mail promptly attended to.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877. TRAVELER EXTRA.



Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.

WILL MOWRY seems determined to lead in the supply of smoking material,and has ordered the finest lot of tobacco and cigars that can be found anywherein the Southwest. He has all the latest kinds of cigarettes and choice smokingtobacco, with an ingenious little lamp constantly burning to light by. Whenyou want a choice cigar, call in and see him, and take a look at the displayin the window. Besides a number of different kinds of pipes, he has theplain ten cent cigar holder and the pure meerschaum cigarette mouth piece.They are handsome and extravagant.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1877.

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 ofthe peace. The following is the vote on township officers.

Trustee. M. R. Leonard, 203.

Treasurer. L. Finley, 119.

Clerk. W. D. Mowry, 197.

Justices: I. H. Bonsall, 166; James Christian, 120; T. McIntire, 107.

Constables: 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.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1877.

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


Winfield Courier, November 15, 1877.


Creswell—M. R. Leonard, Trustee; M. Finley, Treasurer; W. D. Mowry,Clerk; J. Christian, I. H. Bonsall, Justices; Geo. McIntire, Jas. Morgan,Constables.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1877.

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

Arkansas City Traveler, December 5, 1877.

The Thanksgiving festival last Thursday evening was a decided success,in spite of the extreme cold weather. During the entire afternoon ladiesand gentlemen worked with a will—the latter endeavoring to make theroom comfortable for the expected crowd in the evening, while the formermanipulated great loads of pies, cakes, turkeys, and toothsome delicacieswith that graceful ease and dexterity that only the ladies of Arkansas Citypossess. By six o’clock the edibles were bountifully spread upon tastefullyarranged tables, and everything else in "apple-pie order." Itis needless to say the supper gave satisfaction—all suppers do, whenthe consumers have an appetite sharpened by long expectation, and when thearticles for consumption are prepared by our ladies. After supper the stagewas cleared, and the audience treated to a delightful rendition of the farceentitled "The Two Buzzards," by J. H. Sherburne, H. M. Bacon,W. D. Mowry, Miss Lockley, and Mrs. Farrar. These ladies and gentlemen deservegreat credit for their perseverance in perfecting their respective parts,and for the admirable manner in which the play was rendered—there beingno delays or prompting throughout the entire performance. The total receiptsamounted to about eighty dollars, which will be devoted to church uses.The ladies of the Presbyterian Society desire to express their thanks tothe many outside parties who generously contributed their time and laborfor the advancement of the Society’s interests.

Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.


Arkansas City sports a real live literary society, which promises themeans of our spending one evening in the week quite pleasantly this winter.It is a good move and should receive the support of all our citizens. I.H. Bonsall, president; L. C. Norton and C. M. Swarts, vice-presidents; MissElla Grimes, secretary; Miss Flora Finley, treasurer; and A. W. Burkey andW. D. Mowry, musical directors.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1877.

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

Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1878.

We neglected to call special attention to the new ad of Dr. J. A. Loomislast week. If you want anything in the line of drugs, patent medicines,paints, oils, varnishes, lead, etc., the Doctor can supply you. He alsohas a fine lot of stationery and toilet articles. It is the only place intown where school books are kept. Mr. Will Mowry has charge of the prescriptiondepartment, and will be found at the store, ever ready to accommodate hismany friends.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1878.










And everything usually kept in a first-class Drug Store.

W. D. Mowry, who has had six years’ experience in this line, willsuperintend the Prescription Department.

Physicians’ Prescriptions and Family Recipes Compounded at allHours.




Arkansas City Traveler, April 10, 1878.

It seems odd not to see Mr. and Mrs. Mowry at the Central Hotel now.


Arkansas City Traveler, April 17, 1878.

District Court.

Mr. E. S. Bedilion, District Clerk, furnishes us with the following listof cases which will probably be for trial at the next term of the DistrictCourt, commencing on Monday, May 6, 1878.

CIVIL DOCKET. T. H. Barrick v. W. D. Mowry et al.

Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.

Commissioners’ Proceedings.

The board examined and approved the official bonds of the following townshipofficers: J. L. Huey, trustee, Creswell tp.; Jas. A. Barr, trustee, SilverCreek tp; K. McClung, constable, Vernon tp.; W. H. Freeman, clerk, Beavertp.; G. W. Savage, clerk, Harvey tp.; G. B. Darlington, clerk, Omnia tp.;W. B. Wimer, trustee, Rock tp.; David Walck, constable, Maple tp.; J. J.Smith, justice of peace, Otter tp.; A. B. Odell, constable, Ninnescah tp.;C. N. Gates, constable, Dexter tp.; Wm. Morgan, constable, Cedar tp.; J.M. Barrick, justice of peace, Rock tp.; W. D. Mowry, clerk, Creswell tp.

Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878. Editorial Page.


Mr. E. S. Bedilion, District Clerk, furnishes us with the following listof cases which will probably be for trial at the next term of the DistrictCourt commencing on Monday, May 6th, 1878.


T. H. Barrett v. W. D. Mowry et al.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 8, 1878.

HENRY MOWRY left us a sample of early potatoes about twice the size ofa walnut.

Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.

District Court Proceedings.

The docket was called. The following cases were dismissed. Among them:T. H. Barrett vs. W. D. Mowry et al.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 15, 1878.

Court Proceedings.

[From the Cowley County Telegram.]

The following is a report of the disposal of the cases which have comeup so far during this term. T. H. Barrett vs. William D. Mowry, et al, settled.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 12, 1878.

AL. MOWRY had a lively runaway last week with a mule team attached toa Marsh harvester. The trouble began from a thistle getting under the mule’stail, and the animal tried to run away from it, throwing Al. from the seatand doing considerable damage to the machine.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 19, 1878.


A Grand Union Sunday School Picnic.

A general invitation is extended to the Sunday schools in this vicinityand surrounding country to unite in holding a basket picnic in Sleeth’swoods, on July 4th. The committee on general arrangements appointed thefollowing committees, who are requested to enter at once upon their respectiveduties.

Committee on Programme.

Wm. Sleeth, Miss Clara Finley, Miss Ella Grimes, Miss Eva Swarts, Mrs.Wm. Wilson, Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. L. McLaughlin, Cal. Swarts, R. J. Maxwell,and W. L. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 10, 1878.

W. D. MOWRY has received a fresh lot of the cigars at Loomis’ drugstore. Lovers of the weed had better drop in and see him, not forgettingto bring the price of a smoke with them.

Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.

That Trip on the Aunt Sally."

We "let off" our surplus patriotism on the Fourth by goingto Arkansas City and taking a ride on the "Aunt Sally" beneaththe classic shades of the "raging Walnut." The said "AuntSally" is not exactly like the Sound steamers that ply between FallRiver and New York. We did not see the elegant staterooms, dining-hall,furniture, and such; but she paddled along just as well as though arrayedin gay plumage. The passengers stood up on deck and sweltered in the heat;taking two or three small showers for variety; then the whistle made mostunearthly screams and the band played patriotic airs. The boat was mannedby Channell, Sleeth, Swarts, Farrar, Mowry, and many others of the old sailorsof Arkansas City. Many Winfield ladies and gentlemen were on board withus, exhibiting more enthusiasm, we thought, than did our "seaport"friends. When we returned to the landing, Bonsall was on hand with his camerato take a picture of the boat and its passengers, but we shall never believehe got a good picture until he furnishes us with a copy. When that infernalwhistle shrieked, it was with difficulty that we prevented our unsophisticatedWinfielders from following the example of the Indians down the river byjumping off and wading ashore. Troup jumped about 18 feet, Harris 14, Baird12, Bliss 10, McMullen & Lemmon 3, Hudson 2. The rest of them were onthe other side of the boat and we were not able to record their feats ofground and lofty tumbling.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 17, 1878.

HENRY MOWRY is ahead so far. He picked a ripe watermelon from his vineslast Saturday, July 13. Let’s hear from the next one.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.

Take our Holman’s Pads,

Take our Sherman’s P. A. Bitters and Malarifuge.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.

A Guitar for Sale.

W. D. Mowry, at Loomis’ drug store, has a guitar of extra tone andquality for sale cheap, for cash. Lovers of music, desiring to purchasesuch an instrument, should call and see this before buying.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.

If you want a good shot gun to kill those innocent quail with, call atthat place they call the "little brick."

Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.

Coyote wolves are feasting on Mowry’s chickens.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 25, 1878.

Mrs. F. S. Denton desires to express her thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Parvin,Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle, Mrs. Brash, Mr. and Mrs. Harkins, Mr. Mowry, andmany other friends and neighbors who assisted in caring for Mr. Denton duringhis last hours.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 13, 1878.

Township Officers Elected.


Trustee: J. M. Sample.

Clerk: J. A. Scott.

Treasurer: A. J. Kimmell.

Justices: R. Ramsey and J. Lenton.

Constables: Henry Mowry and C. J. Beck.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 26, 1879.

Those in need of drugs can find a good supply in town at either one ofthe three drug stores. Bob, at the Central, can make you a pill that willkeep you with a smile for just three hours after taking; while just acrossthe street is the Parson’s son, who can give you a puke with astonishingspeed, to say nothing of Prof. Mowry, at the People’s Drug Store, whocan cleanse your spiritual or physical existence of all uncleanness.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1879.

Prof. Mowry sells the Haines Piano.

Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.

Will Mowry was up from the "head of navigation" Tuesday.

Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.


The following are the officers of the Cowley County Sabbath School Convention.

President: R. C. Story.

Vice President: W. M. Sleeth.

Secretary: F. S. Jennings.

Assistant Secretary: H. E. Asp.

Treasurer: James Harden.

Executive Committee: R. C. Story, F. S. Jennings, T. R. Bryan, Will Mowry,E. W. Jones, John R. Thompson, and A. S. Williams.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1879.

Your attention is called to the special ad. of W. D. Mowry. Will thinkshe can do better by you on the Packard Organ than you can do elsewhere.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1879.

Prof. W. D. Mowry has withdrawn from the employ of Dr. Loomis. He hasbeen a drug clerk in this town for several years, and has made a host offriends. We are informed that he contemplates a visit to the mountains.We bespeak for him the kind consideration of those he may meet.

Winfield Courier, June 12, 1879.

Mr. Will Mowry, of Arkansas City, was up last week. Will, besides beingone of the best fellows in Southern Kansas, is a first class druggist, andmuch of the popularity of the Loomis drug store is due to his skill in manipulatingthe "spatula."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1879.

Mr. Al. Mowry and W. Randall favored us with a bountiful supply of greencorn last week. These gentlemen are good farmers and are always among thefirst in raising early vegetables.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1879.

Will Mowry received another new Packard organ last Thursday. He is workingup a good trade with these instruments in this county, and parties wishinganything in this line could not do better than by calling on him.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1879.

Dave Pruden and wife, nee Miss Amelia Mowry, came out from their Buckeyehome last week to visit their relatives and friends at this place. It wasnearly three years ago that Dave came, saw, and conquered, culling one ofthe fairest flowers from our social circle. Their many friends extend thema cordial welcome.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1879.

W. D. Mowry, the popular organ vender, can give you as good terms asany dealer in the State, and his thorough knowledge of the instrument hesells makes his recommendation reliable. He has some new organs now on theroad, and when they arrive parties wishing a really good instrument shouldcall on him and examine the Packard.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1879.

Statement of the Indebtedness of Creswell Township.

The Board is unable at present to make a complete statement further backthan the commencement of Mr. A. Chamberlain’s term as Trustee, withE. D. Eddy and W. D. Mowry as Treasurer and Clerk, i.e., 1875-6. Ordersissued, $1,099.73; orders outstanding Dec. 11, 1878, $171.00.

T. M. McIntire, Trustee, 1876-7: Total amount of orders issued, $2,312.88,as follows: To Walnut Valley Bridge Company for road purposes, $1,634.00;issued on general fund, $678.88. Total amount outstanding Dec. 11, 1878,$1,724.20.

James Huey, Trustee, 1877-8: Total amount of orders issued, $745.50;orders outstanding Dec. 11, 1878: $406.71.

Total amount of outstanding orders against the township, Dec. 11, 1878,$2,301.91.


1st series—Date, Nov. 26, 1872; due Nov. 26, 1882; amount, $4,500,in nine bonds of $500 each; interest 10 percent, payable annually; for bridgenear Newman’s mill.

2nd series—Date, Sept. 20, 1873; due Sept. 1, 1883; amount, $7,500,in seven bonds of $1,000 each and one of $500; interest 10 percent, payablesemi-annually; for purchase of Arkansas River bridge.

3rd series—Date, May 1, 1877; one bond of $500; due May 1, 1877;interest 10 percent, payable semi-annually; for Walnut River bridge.

This is a statement of the indebtedness of the township, with the exceptionof a few unpaid orders of this year. Next week we will attempt to show howthis amount has been expended. A. WALTON, Trustee.

R. E. MAXWELL, Clerk.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1879.

The election of delegates to the county convention passed off quietlylast Saturday, there being but one ticket in the field. The following arethe delegates and alternates.









Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1879.

The ladies of the Presbyterian society will give a lawn social at theresidence of Mrs. Mowry tomorrow, Thursday evening. There will be peachesin abundance, and a good time is guaranteed to all who may attend. Freetransportation from town.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1879.

To Sunday School Superintendents.

It is requested that all Sunday schools in the 2nd S. S. District, includingBolton, Silverdale, Beaver, and Creswell Townships, make out a report ofattendance and condition of school at once, and send to J. H. McDermott,Winfield, or to W. D. Mowry, Arkansas City, Kansas.

Cowley County Teacher, October 8, 1879.

Cowley County Teachers.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 22, 1879.

Report says that Prof. Mowry has purchased of Dr. Shepard his stock ofdrugs. We congratulate Prof. Mowry on his return to business, and heartilywish him success.

Cowley County Teacher, November, 1879. [Date Not Given.]

Officers of Cowley County Sabbath School Convention.

President: S. S. Holloway.

Vice President: John Service.

Secretary: James McDermott.

Asst. Secretary: R. C. Story.

Treasurer: H. D. Gans.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: P. B. Lee, W. D. Mowry, W. H. Rose, A. L. Crow,and J. R. Thompson.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1879.

Dr. Kellogg and W. D. Mowry immediately commence the erection of a brickbuilding on Summit street, and when completed will fill the same with achoice stock of drugs.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 10, 1879.


DECORATING TREE: Mr. and Mrs. Bonsall, Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Miss Eva Swarts,Hattie Houghton, Flora Finley, Angie Mantor, Ella Grimes, Mattie Mitchell,Kate Hawkins, Alma Dixon, Blanche Marshall, Emma Hunt, Susie Hunt, Mr. B.Matlack, F. Farrar, W. Gooch, Mr. Rose, G. Howard, B. Maxwell, W. D. Mowry,F. Hutchison, E. LeClare, L. Norton, Mr. B. Parker, C. McIntire.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 17, 1879.

Read the new ad. of Prof. W. D. Mowry in this number of the TRAVELER.Those who deal with him will find his instruments just as he represents.

AD: $95. A RARE CHANCE! $95.

During the Holidays, I will offer fine Double Reed Organs, 7 Stops, worth$125 for only NINETY-FIVE DOLLARS! W. D. MOWRY. See Sample at the CentralAvenue Hotel.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 24, 1879.

The officers elected for the coming year of Cresswell Lodge, A. F. andA. M., No. 133, are:

W. M.: James Benedict.

Senior Warden: James Ridenour.

Junior Warden: Charles Parker.

Senior Deacon: James I. Mitchell.

Junior Deacon: Edwin R. Thompson.

Treasurer: Harry P. Farrar.

Secretary: Isaac H. Bonsall.

Tyler: Cyrus M. Scott.

Senior Stewart: Charles R. Sipes.

Junior Stewart: James C. Topliff.

Organist: William D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1880.

Prof. Mowry’s new brick building is nearly completed, and does greatcredit to Summit street.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1880.

Wedding Bells.

GOOCH - HOUGHTON. Married on Wednesday evening, February 4th, at theFirst Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City, Mr. Wyatt Gooch and Miss HattieHoughton, by Rev. McClung.

Groomsmen: Will Mowry and Mr. C. Swarts, customary black, white kids.


Mr. and Mrs. Eddy, pearl card case, bottle cologne, silver nut cracker.Bridesmaid and Groomsmen chromo.

W. Mowry, carving knife and fork.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 25, 1880.

Prof. Mowry has taken a run up to Kansas City, and-and-well, how is itWill?

Arkansas City Traveler, March 3, 1880.

Mowry & Kellogg’s new business house on Summit Street is nearingcompletion, and will in a few days be ready for occupancy.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 10, 1880.

Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry have a new ad. in this issue. This firm willoccupy their new building on west side of Summit Street with a brand newstock of all kinds of goods usually kept in their line, and having justpurchased their supplies in the East, can give their customers the advantageof low prices and new goods. Give them a call.


Will be ready for business next week.

Take Due Notice and Govern Yourselves Accordingly.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 17, 1880.




By an Old Bachelor.


One of the best "mashes" on the list. He is very interestingin domestic affairs, flourishing mustache, never gets tired of talking,good provider, entertaining and ambitious. Will would make a home as comfortableas any young man we know of; but there is one thing positive, he isn’tafraid of "ghosts." The happy woman in his case may foreswearcorsets forever.


Winfield Courier, April 1, 1880.

The temperance convention met in Manning’s Hall last Friday. R.C. Story was elected president; A. Limrick and J. E. Platter, vice presidents;J. S. Allen, secretary. A committee on Plan of Operations was appointed,and reported in favor of a Campaign Committee of seven members, who shouldsuperintend the canvass of the county for the prohibition amendment. Thefollowing gentlemen were appointed as such committee: James McDermott, chairman;R. C. Story, secretary; H. S. Silver, treasurer; J. W. Millspaugh, W. D.Mowry, S. S. Holloway, and J. S. Allen.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 14, 1880.

Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry have a new ad. in the TRAVELER. These gentlemen,as previously announced, have a brand new stock of goods, in a brand newbuilding, and have adopted brand new prices—low down. Go and see them.

AD: TO OUR FRIENDS. The New Drug Store is completed and we will be pleasedto keep our old customers with us again. We have, without doubt, the mostcomplete stock of


in the County. Our Goods are New, and selected carefully, and we areprepared to guarantee them. Call and see us and if there is anything youare in need of, we shall be pleased to supply you. We have a large stockof the following Goods:





Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1880.

Messrs. Shepard & Maxwell and Kellogg & Mowry are making preparationsto put down a stone sidewalk in front of their respective stores.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1880.

Early Monday morning we noticed a brand-new sign glistening on the topmostpinnacle of Kellogg & Mowry’s new drug store. It was constructedby Scott, is an elegant piece of workmanship, and will doubtless be themeans of guiding many persons to the drug emporium of the old and reliablefirm.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 5, 1880.

An ice cream and bouquet social will be held this evening at the residenceof Mrs. Mowry, under the management of the ladies of the Presbyterian church.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 12, 1880.

If you want to see something neat and tasty, look in Kellogg & Mowry’sshow window as lately arranged.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 19, 1880.

Mr. E. M. Archer, late of the city of New York, has rented the Mowryplace northwest of town, and will henceforth make his home with us.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 9, 1880.

After considerable hard work by Mr. W. D. Mowry and "the Senatorfrom Ohio," the excursion party spoken of last week was organized,and a special train ran to Winfield on Thursday night. The Winfield folksmet us with music at the depot, and presented the party with badges whichentitled them to free participation in the dance. Having the most selecthouse of the season, the "Dutch Recruit" was well performed, elicitingrounds of applause and merriment and giving general satisfaction. Owingto the desire of many to return home, our party did not stay for the dance.We hope at some future time to meet our Winfield friends at this end ofthe line.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 16, 1880.

Mrs. Wm. Coombs and family have returned to this city, and will henceforthmake their home with us. Her son, Lewis, has secured a position as clerkin the drug store of Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 16, 1880.

The following are the delegates and alternates to the county conventionto be held at Winfield next Saturday, for the purpose of electing six delegatesto the Congressional convention and nominating a candidate for State Senatorfor this district.

DELEGATES: W. D. Mowry, J. C. Topliff, Ed. G. Gray, Geo. H. McIntire,Dr. A. J. Chapel, C. R. Mitchell, Tom Mantor, J. Ridenour.

ALTERNATES: H. D. Kellogg, Cal Swarts, R. J. Maxwell, M. Rexford, A.C. Williams, M. Stanton, D. B. Hartsock, Frank Speers.

The above is the best ticket that can be put before our people. Lookto the interests of our county, and send these delegates to Winfield.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 23, 1880. Editorial Page.

The county convention met at Winfield last Saturday, for the purposeof electing six delegates to the Congressional convention at Newton, andputting in nomination a candidate for State Senator. By the time our delegationarrived, excitement was at fever heat on the streets of Winfield. The namesof Hackney and Bryan were on every tongue, showing that between these twocandidates had the fight been warmest, and on them centered the interestof those attending the convention.

The convention was called to order at 11 a.m., and organized by callingS. M. Fall, of Windsor township, to the chair, and electing W. D. Mowry,of Arkansas City, secretary.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 23, 1880.

Dr. Chapel and W. D. Mowry left for Newton yesterday, to attend the Congressionalconvention. Dr. Chapel goes as a regularly elected delegate, and our friend,W. D. Mowry, goes as the alternate of Mr. Gray.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 30, 1880.

Kellogg & Mowry are putting in a No. 1 soda fountain, and all loversof this delicious beverage should call upon them tomorrow (Thursday) andtest its excellence, free gratis, for nothing. See their notice in anothercolumn.

NOTICE: FREE SODA. Kellogg & Mowry will furnish the people with acool refreshing glass of Soda Water on Thursday, July 1st, without moneyand without price. Come to the fountain. Drink and be happy.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 7, 1880.

Kellogg & Mowry’s soda fountain is a success, and gives forthdelicious "fiz."

Arkansas City Traveler, July 7, 1880.

DOWN THEY GO. Collier strictly Pure Lead at $10 per hundred; Best BoiledLinseed Oil at 80 cents per Gallon. Now is the time to paint your houses.Take advantage of the above prices and buy your material of the reliableDrug House of Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 14, 1880.


The Republicans of Arkansas City held a crowded meeting in the councilchambers last Wednesday evening, for the purpose of organizing a Garfieldand Arthur club in this place and to generally promote the interests ofthe Republican party in the coming campaign. On motion J. S. Daniels wascalled to the chair and I. H. Bonsall was appointed secretary. The meetingwas then addressed by C. R. Mitchell, Dr. A. J. Chapel, J. H. Phillips,Henry E. Asp, of Winfield, Houston, and several others. Altogether a mostenthusiastic and inspiring time was had. The following committees were appointed.

On Procuring Pole: Messrs. Daniels, Parker, and Williams.

Music and Glee Club: W. D. Mowry and W. Griffith.

Permanent Organization: Messrs. J. H. Phillips, Bonsall, and Houston.

Pending the report of this committee, a temporary agreement was drawnup and signed by thirty-seven of those present, who thus pledged themselvesto work in the interest of the Republican party and its nominees. Mr. Aspwas requested to procure speakers for the next meeting. On motion the meetingthen adjourned, to meet again this Wednesday evening, July 14, in the roomlately occupied by the Tivoli on the west side of Summit street, oppositethe City Hotel. Republicans one and all should turn out and make thingslively.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 14, 1880.

COME. The executive committee and all Sabbath school workers in thisdistrict are requested to meet at the First Presbyterian church, Saturday,July 17, at 2 p.m., for the purpose of perfecting arrangements for holdinga district Sabbath school convention. Let us have a full attendance, asit will be an important meeting to our district.

W. D. MOWRY, Vice President of District.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 28, 1880.

Kellogg & Mowry have added another attraction to their already popularDrug Store in the way of a Soda Fountain of elegant design, and are nowfurnishing the foaming beverage to the thirsty millions, at the remarkablylow price of 5 cents per glass. If you desire health, wealth and happiness,come to the fountain and drink.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 28, 1880.


The Sabbath schools of Beaver, Bolton, Silverdale, and Creswell Townshipswill hold their first district convention in Godfrey’s grove, on Thursday,August 5, at 10 o’clock a.m.

Participants: Convention to be called to order by W. D. Mowry, Vice Presidentof District. Prayer by Rev. D. Thompson.

Topic: "What Hath God Wrought? or Our Sabbath School Centennial,"by Rev. F. P. Berry, Wellington.

Topic: "Purposes of the Sabbath School," by Revs. Laverty,McClenahan, and others.

Topic: "Relation of the Temperance’ Cause to the Sabbath Schools,"by Revs. Fleming, Swarts, and others.

Benediction by Rev. Harris.

First meeting of the district. Will meet at the M. E. church at 9-1/2o’clock a.m., not forgetting to bring Gospel Hymns. No stands allowedon the grounds.

Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.

The District Sabbath School Convention of Cresswell, Beaver, Bolton,and Silverdale townships will be held Aug. 5th, in Godfrey’s grovenear Arkansas City. Basket dinner in the grove. W. D. MOWRY.

Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.

The duty of feeding the hungry horde of Representative makers which assembledat Dexter last Saturday fell to O. P. Darst, and right royally did he treatthem. It was truly gratifying to see Jim Utt and Will Mowry stow away friedchicken and other dainties. If Dexter isn’t visited by a famine, itwill not be their fault.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1880.

Owing to the cheap rates of Saturday last, quite a crowd took advantageof them and started for Chicago or way points. As far as we could learn,the Arkansas City list comprised Mrs. Matlack and child, Mr. and Mrs. Searing,Mrs. Hendersohn, J. L. Huey and family, Will and Henry Mowry, Mrs. Coombsand two children, J. D. Houston, J. B. Walker, and Mr. McConn. Messrs. Hueyand McConn will attend the Knights Templar conclave at Chicago, while theothers took this occasion to visit various points in Iowa and Illinois.The fare was ten dollars from Winfield to Chicago and return.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 25, 1880.

E. J. Fitch has opened up a restaurant and boarding house just northof Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, where he invites the patronageof all lovers of a square 25 cent. meal. See his card.

CARD: FITCH’S RESTAURANT, One door south of Kellogg & Mowry’sDrug Store.

Meals at all Hours. Day board at reasonable rates. Single meals 25 cents.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.

Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store boasts the "boss" signin town. Also an awning, both brand new.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.

The "last of the Mohicans" are at home. Frank Speers and wifeand Mrs. Endicott returned last Friday, and W. D. and Henry Mowry came inSaturday. All are glad to get back.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.

We take pleasure in calling attention to the professional card of Dr.H. D. Kellogg, which appears elsewhere in this issue. The Dr. is one ofour oldest citizens and is far too well known to need any recommendationsat our hands. His office is in Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, wherehe will be happy to receive calls.


Office in Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1880.

Your attention is called to the change in Kellogg & Mowry’sadvertisem*nt this week. They have a special line of sheet music and musicalgoods. In their Gospel Hymns they have all the numbers combined, which makesa most choice collection, and among their sheet music may be found the verylatest instrumental favorites now having an Eastern run. An idea of theirfine assortment of lamps may be had by glancing in that tasty show window.

AD: Why Delay?

Wall paper AT COST at Kellogg & Mowry’s. Now is the time tobuy.

Lamps of all descriptions, including the latest styles of Library andBracket Lamps. Chimneys, Shades, etc.

SHEET MUSIC. A fine assortment to select from just received; latest andbest.

GOSPEL HYMNS, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined, now in stock.

ATTENTION, MUSICIANS! We have a select stock of violins, accordions,violin bows, cases, etc., and intend to make our store headquarters formusical goods. Our E violin string has no superior. Steel strings constantlyon hand.

WE KNOW the above to be true, and that better bargains are offered youat Kellogg & Mowry’s than any store in town.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1880.

The new grocery firm of Wood & Kroenert will occupy the room justnorth of Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, which will be renovatedand refitted in first class style. They expect to be all ready for businessin about two weeks.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 10, 1880.

Messrs. Kroenert & Wood come to the front this week with a new "ad,"which heralds forth the advantages to be obtained by trading at the "DiamondFront." These gentlemen have brought on a very large and well selectedstock of everything pertaining to a first-class grocery, which they haveopened out just north of Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, and solicitthe favor of a visit from all. The boys are well known, and we wish themevery success in their business enterprise. Don’t forget the sign—the"Diamond Front Grocery."


Kroenert & Wood

Have just opened out a large and elegant stock of staple and fancy GROCERIES!

One door north of Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store, where they invitethe patronage of the public. Their stock embraces everything found in afirst-class grocery, and the proprietors take pleasure in showing theirgoods, feeling assured that they have facilities for selling as cheap asthe cheapest. Give us a call and examine our stock.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 17, 1880.

Hank Mowry brought a fine five-year-old buck, weighing 102 pounds, intothe city last Monday. He shot it on the Arkansas River about ten miles belowthe Territory line.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 24, 1880.

Mr. and Mrs. Mowry left on yesterday’s train for Dayton, Ohio, upona visit to their daughter, Mrs. D. Pruden.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 15, 1880.


The names of the various committees having in charge the Christmas treefestivities to be held at the Presbyterian church, were handed in last week,but were unavoidably crowded out, and are presented in this issue, as follows.

Decorating Committee: Mr. and Mrs. Searing, Mr. and Mrs. Matlack, Mrs.Haywood, Mrs. Shepard, Mrs. Cypher, Misses Mary Parker, Angie Mantor, CarrieBenedict, Annie Norton, Mattie Mitchell, Linnie Peed, Flora Finley, AlbertineMaxwell, Sadie Thomas, Linda Christian, Annie Hutchison, Mary Theaker, Emmaand Susie Hunt, Ada Easterday; Messrs. E. G. Gray, W. D. Mowry, John Kroenert,J. D. Houston, George Howard, D. Cunningham, James Leonard, Will Peed, J.C. Topliff, Dick Chamberlain, Irving French.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 2, 1881.

The following was the ticket put in nomination at the Republican townshipcaucus held last Saturday in this city.

Trustee: Uriah Spray.

Treasurer: William Sleeth.

Clerk: W. D. Mowry.

Justice of the Peace: S. J. Mantor.

Constables: G. H. McIntire, E. M. Bird.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 2, 1881.

BOYD’S BATTERIES at Kellogg & Mowry’s.


Winfield Courier, February 17, 1881.

Below we give a list of township officers elected at the February election.In some of the townships the Justices hold over.

BOLTON: Trustee, J. M. Sample; treasurer, A. Mowry; Justice, J. H. Titus;clerk, A. Buzzi.

CRESSWELL: Trustee, U. Spray; treasurer, W. M. Sleeth; clerk, W. D. Mowry;Justice, T. McIntire.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 23, 1881.

The Adams Express Co.’s office is located in Kellogg & Mowry’sdrug store. Mr. F. C. Wood is the agent.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 16, 1881.

Mr. and Mrs. Mowry returned from a protracted visit throughout the EasternStates last Monday, well and hearty, and glad to get back home.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 16, 1881.

The Stock Protective Union will meet in Bland’s schoolhouse, inBolton township, on the last Saturday in March, at early candle light, forthe transaction of important business.

AL. MOWRY, Captain.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 30, 1881.

The druggists of Cowley County met in Winfield last Monday evening forthe purpose of electing delegates to the State Pharmaceutical Association,which, we believe, meets on the 13th of next month. Messrs. Eddy, Mowry,Maxwell, and Riley represented Arkansas City. Quincy A. Glass, of Winfield,and E. D. Eddy, of this city, were chosen delegates.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 6, 1881.

Allen Mowry is now captain of the S. P. U.’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 6, 1881.

All members of the Bolton S. P. U. who do not pay a fee of 25 cents toMr. Turner, our treasurer, on or before our next regular meeting, whichis the last Saturday in May, will be stricken from the roll as members.ALLEN MOWRY, Captain.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 6, 1881.


Bids for building a bridge across the creek, near B. Goff’s, onthe county road, will be received by the township clerk until April 30,1881. Bidders are requested to furnish plans and specifications. The boardreserves the right to reject any and all bids. For further information,inquire of, or address, B. Goff. URIAH SPRAY, Trustee.

W. D. MOWRY, Clerk.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 13, 1881.


My farm, situated one mile n. w. of Arkansas City. A good house and fineorchard, all for a reasonable cash rent. Inquire of W. J. Mowry, or at Kellogg& Mowry’s drug store.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 13, 1881.

ICE! ICE!! ICE!!! ICE!!!

Ice can be had in any quantity, and at anytime during the season at Kellogg& Mowry’s, also delivered to any part of the city.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 20, 1881.

SODA WATER. Yesterday we happened into Kellogg & Mowry’s Drugstore and were agreeably surprised to find the Fountain in working order,and can say from experience that Ginger ale and Peruvian Beer are good.These gentlemen evidently believe that early bird and worm story.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.

That Ginger Ale at Kellogg & Mowry’s is just the thing for warmweather. Try it and be happy.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.

Wanted! A few head of cattle to herd, on reasonable terms. Inquire ofAl Mowry, Bolton township.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.

Fountain of Health, that flows with the purest and best of SODA WATER,is now dispensed for 5 cents per glass at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.

Ginger Ale and Peruvian beer, the boss temperance drinks, are both deliciousand invigorating. Can be obtained at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 11, 1881.

WANTED. A few head of cattle to herd, on reasonable terms. Inquire ofAl. Mowry, Bolton township.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 18, 1881.

W. D. Mowry is now agent for the Adams Express Co.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.

W. D. Mowry now has full charge of the Adams express company’s business,with an office in the drug store.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.

Kellogg & Mowry have one of the cutest novelties, in the way of anail cutter, trimmer, and cleaner. Call and buy one.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.

The S. P. U.’s will hold a meeting at the Bland schoolhouse nextSaturday evening, at early candle light. All members are requested to bepresent. AL MOWRY, Capt.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.

Our townsman, A. Harnley, late of Van Wert, Ohio, has had quite a numberof friends visiting him of late, several of whom will probably locate inthis vicinity. His stepfather, Mr. Wright, has rented the Mowry farm forthe coming year. Mr. R. L. Balyeat, of Van Wert, Ohio, has rented T. A.Gaskill’s house in the west part of town, and is looking around fora location on a farm. Wm. Osburne, of Van Wert, arrived in town on Saturdaylast, and will most probably engage in the sheep business. He spent severaldays visiting the country south and west of us, with a view to its adaptabilityfor sheep farming.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.


That Kellogg & Mowry, Shepard, Maxwell & Walker, E. D. Eddy,and James Riely are keenly alive to the needs of the drug business.


Arkansas City Traveler, June 22, 1881.


Ed. Traveler:

It may be a matter of interest to your readers to hear a little of thework among the Nez Perce Indians at the present time.

In company with my sister-in-law, Miss L. C. Guthrie, I started for OaklandAgency on Saturday, June 11th—the thermometer standing at about 90.Fortunately for us, and greatly to our comfort, the clouds rising in thewest, shading the sun, relieved us from the oppressiveness of the heat.

We passed along on our journey with pleasure and safety, enjoying therefreshing breeze, the beautiful sunset, and the imposing spectacle in thesouthwest of a majestic storm cloud rising. At first the sheeted lightning,as the twilight deepened, lit up the "ragged edges" of the cloudwith its gleaming coruscations, while the distant mutterings of the thunderbetokened the approaching storm. Soon the lightning seemed to change fromthe broad sheeted form to that of chain lightning, and by this we knew thatthe storm would be upon us soon.

I don’t want to be in a storm on the prairie again. I will not attemptto describe it, any more than to say that the wind blew a gale and the electricityfell, seemingly, on every hand, and the rain literally drenched us. Afterfrom a half to three-quarters of an hour of such experience, the storm abatedsomewhat, and we were glad to proceed, over the four remaining miles, toour destination.

On Sabbath morning we repaired to the building used for school purposes,and as it was the day appointed for communion service, we found the house,capable of holding 300 people, filled to overflowing. After some spiritedsinging in their own language, Rev. Mr. Sawyer preached an earnest and eloquentsermon, followed by a brief exposition of the nature and design of the Lord’ssupper, by the writer, James Rubens interpreting. Then an opportunity wasgiven to any who desired to do so, to unite with the church by professionof faith. Nine came forward, and after a careful and very satisfactory examinationas to their knowledge of the important step they were taking, they werereceived into full communion with the church.

Among these was Amos Bear, an old man, who, more than forty years ago,was baptized by Missionary Spaulding in Washington Territory. Thus a childof the covenant is reclaimed in his old age. It was truly affecting to seethis old man, who was blind as well, stand up and intelligently confessChrist.

At this juncture of the service, we were very glad to see Mr. W. D. Mowryand Miss Parker come in and join us.

But, Mr. Editor, as this has grown already large enough for one communication,I will now close and finish this letter next week. S. B. FLEMING.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 29, 1881.

Kellogg & Mowry still keep ahead on cool and refreshing drinks.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 24, 1881.

Read Kellogg & Mowry’s new "ad" in this issue.





Sign of "Golden Mortar."

Arkansas City Traveler, August 24, 1881.

ARCHERY GOODS at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Winfield Courier, September 1, 1881.

Will Mowry came up to the "hub" Monday.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 14, 1881.

The farewell party, given by Miss Lillie Chamberlain at the residenceof Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schiffbauer, on Tuesday evening of last week, wasone of the grandest events of the season. The full moon shown down likean immense headlight, viewing apparently, with the many Chinese lanternsthat were pendant from the surrounding trees, making the scene resemblethat of fairy land rather than reality.

One of those who attended party: William D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 14, 1881.

At the primary meeting held last Thursday, the following gentlemen wereelected as Delegates and Alternates to attend the Republican NominatingConvention at Winfield, on September 19th, 1881.


Capt. Nipp, G. H. McIntire, Cal. Swarts, C. M. Scott, Jerry Tucker, W.D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 12, 1881.

The sixteenth annual convention of the State Sunday-School Associationof Kansas will be held at Emporia on October 11th, 12th, and 13th, 1881.Every preparation has been made, by the citizens of Emporia, for the accommodationof visitors, and a Tabernacle capable of seating 6,000 people has been erected.Gov. St. John and many of the most eloquent and distinguished ministersand teachers of Kansas will be present and address the Convention. All interestedin Sunday School work are invited to be present. The R. R. Co’s. givesspecial rates. Messrs. Mowry and Blakeney are the delegates from this city.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.

We are pleased to state that Mr. John H. Walker has at last concludedto spend the winter in our city. He will not, as reported, "go intothe grocery business," but intends to run a coal and wood depot duringthe cold season. John is deservedly popular, and will, undoubtedly do arushing business. His office will be in Kellogg & Mowry’s drugstore.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 2, 1881.

John B. Walker expects to have his coal and wood yard in good runningorder by the first of next week and all needing supplies of fuel can beaccommodated by calling at his office in Kellogg & Mowry’s drugstore.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 2, 1881.


In ordering Goods from New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, orany eastern city, be sure and specify via ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY. We guaranteelow rates and prompt delivery. W. D. MOWRY, AGENT


Office at Kellogg & Mowry’s Drug Store.

Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.

Messrs. J. B. Walker and Cal Swarts, two of Arkansas City’s youngestyoung citizens, paid the metropolis a visit Saturday. They were chasingdown a COURIER coal advertisem*nt and succeeded in supplying themselveswith the needful, "warranted full weight and sixteen ounces to thepound." J. B. is now filling prescriptions for Kellogg & Mowry,and smiles more complacently over the sale of one little liver pill thanthe senior partner could over a gross of "canawis." We shall buyhair restorative there in the future.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 9, 1881.

See the new "ad" of John B. Walker in which he announces tothe public that he is prepared to dispense fuel during the coming winter.Coal and wood always on hand. Give him a call.




The celebrated




Always on hand.

Office at Kellogg & Mowry’s Drug Store.

Cowley County Courant, December 1, 1881.

M. D. Mowry, one of Arkansas City’s finest young men, a druggistby profession, has been making his Winfield friends a visit, and while herehung up at the popular Brettun.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.

The following named gentlemen were elected officers of Bennett ChapterNo. 41, at their last regular meeting held in Masonic Lodge at ArkansasCity, Wednesday, Nov. 30th.

High Priest: James Benedict.

King: James L. Huey.

Scribe: H. P. Farrar.

Treasurer: O. P. Houghton.

Secretary: W. D. Mowry.

Captain of the Host: C. M. Scott.

Principal Sojourner: James Ridenour.

Royal Arch Captain: Charles Hutchings.

Master of 3rd Vail: L. McLaughlin.

Master of 2nd Vail: J. R. Mitchell.

Master of 1st Vail: J. T. Shepard.

Tyler: George Russell.

Installation of officers takes place on the evening of St. John’sDay, Thursday, Dec. 27th, 1881, at the hall.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.


For Lamps, Chimneys, Burners, Coal Oil, and all lamp goods, call on Kellogg& Mowry, the Druggists.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.

Toys! Toys!!

Cheaper than ever at Kellogg & Mowry’s, the Druggists.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 14, 1881.

A. F. & A. M.

At the last regular meeting of Crescent Lodge, A. F. & A. M., thefollowing were elected officers for the coming year.

W M: James Ridenour.

S W: W. D. Mowry.

J W: I. H. Bonsall.

Treas: H. P. Farrar

Sec: Dr. Loomis.

S D: Cal Swarts.

J D: C. Hutchins.

S S: J. C. Pickering.

J S: H. Endicott.

Tyler: [LEFT BLANK].

Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.


The social event of the Holiday week was the masquerade party held atthe residence of Mr. James L. Huey on Friday evening, December 30th. A largenumber of invitations had been sent out, which were almost universally respondedto, thus making the party a glorious success. The residence of Mr. Hueyis one of the largest, and most commodious, in town; and as the merry throngof maskers promenaded the handsomely appointed salons of the mansiontheir costumes showed, to perfection, in the brilliant light of the glitteringchandeliers. The guests were received by Mrs. James L. Huey, the hostess,assisted by her sister, Mrs. Fred Farrar, and it is needless to say, thatunder their hospitable care, every attention was shown "the motleycrew" that claimed their cares. Refreshments in the shape of many temptingkinds of cake, sandwiches, teas, and coffee were liberally provided. Musiclent its aid to the other enjoyments which coupled with the many uniquecostumes, and the cheering hum of voices lent a charm never to be forgottenby those who were fortunate enough to take part in the festivities.

The following is a partial list of the guests with the characters theyrepresented.

Mrs. Cunningham, Flower Girl; Mr. Cunningham, Imp; Mrs. Howard, MissPrim; Mrs. Farrar, City Belle; Mrs. Searing, "Boss" Flour; Mrs.Matlack, "Straight" Flour; T. R. Houghton, Blazes; Alma Easterday,Bridget; Mrs. Grubbs, A Lady; Mrs. Nellie Houghton, Dreadnaught; J. Kroenert,"Lo"; C. M. Swarts, Chapeau; R. E. Grubbs, Widow Pudge; Miss Haywood,Queen Elizabeth; Mrs. Norton, Widow Bedott; Miss Guthrie, Incognita; AngieMantor, Fat Woman; Jerry Adams, Bashful Maid; R. A. Houghton, Judge; I.H. Bonsall, Minister; Mrs. R. A. Houghton, A Bride; Mrs. Ingersoll, Quackeress;Mrs. Sipes, Quacker-ess; C. U. France, Uncle Toby; W. Thompson, Father Time;A. D. Ayres, Irishman; Mrs. A. D. Ayres, Anonyma; Mrs. Mead, Languedoc;Mr. Mead, Ghost; Mrs. T. Mantor, Mask; T. Mantor, Mask; J. G. Shelden, CowBoy; Mrs. Watson, Old Maid; Mrs. Chandler, Night; C. R. Sipes, Uncle Tom;Miss A. Norton, Sunflower; Miss S. Hunt, Sunflower; Miss M. Parker, Sunflower;Miss Peterson, Nun; Miss A. Dickson, Sister of Mercy; Miss L. Wyckoff, Sisterof Mercy; J. T. Shepard, Guiteau; J. H. Walker & wife, German Couple;C. H. Searing, XXXX Flour; J. Gooch, Private U. S. A.; C. Hutchins, Private,U. S. A.; Mrs. Haywood, Dinah; Mrs. Newman, Topsy; Dr. J. Vawter, Prohibition;C. L. Swarts, Post no bills; W. D. Mowry, A Bottle; Clara Finley, A LoneStar; R. C. Haywood, Fat Dutch Boy; Ben Matlack, May Fisk; M. B. Vawter,Fireman; O. Ingersoll, Big Mynheer; Mrs. Shepard, Japanese Lady; Miss Cassell,Red Riding Hood; Mrs. L. McLaughlin, Mrs. J. Smith; Mr. Matlack, "Pat"bedad; Mrs. Gooch, Equestrienne; R. J. Maxwell, Priest.

Among the ladies and gentlemen who were present, unmasked, were Rev.Fleming and wife, W. E. Gooch, H. P. Farrar, Mr. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs.Bonsall, Mrs. Mowry, and many others whose names our reporter failed toreceive.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 25, 1882.

Condition Powders For Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, and Chickens. Thereis nothing to equal our Condition Powders. Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 25, 1882.


The best stock of Lamps, Chimneys, and Burners can be found at Kellogg& Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.

The Y. M. C. A. met for the transaction of business, on last Monday evening,at the M. E. Church. The following officers were elected for the currentyear.

President: W. V. McCone.

Vice President: A. W. Patterson.

Secretary: C. L. Swarts.

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Asst. Secretary: Chas. Hutchins.

Cor. Secretary: W. D. Mowry.

Treasurer: S. B. Reed.

The Association proposes to secure a reading room, and other necessariesand will engage at once in the usual work of the organization. This is theonly society of the Y. M. C. A. in this part of the State.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.

Entertainment Friday evening, February 3rd, 1882, at the M. E. Church,for benefit of School Library.


Glee Club, Frank Gammel, Miss Nellie Swarts, F. C. McLaughlin, W. M.Blakeney, Miss Minnie McIntire, W. M. Henderson, Fannie Vaughn, Miss EttaBarnett, J. R. L. Adams, Harry Finley, W. D. Mowry, C. L. Swarts, C. T.Atkinson, E. S. Donnelly, Miss Mary Theaker, Miss Anna Norton, Miss MollieChristian.

Admission 25 cents, doors open at 7 p.m., commence at 8 p.m. All arecordially invited. Tickets can be had at the post office and drug stores.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.

A picture of anyone in town can be had at Eddy’s, Kellogg &Mowry’s, and Shepard & Maxwell’s. This makes us realize thatFeb. 14th is at hand.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.

Creswell Primary.

At the primary held in this city last Saturday, the following ticketwas put in nomination for Creswell Township.

Trustee: U. Spray.

Clerk: W. D. Mowry.

Treasurer: W. M. Sleeth.

Justices: I. H. Bonsall and T. McIntire.

Constables: G. H. McIntire and J. J. Breene.

This ticket was elected by a large majority.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.

Receipts of entertainment given at M. E. Church, Friday evening, forthe benefit of the Library.

Received at door: $18.50

Received at Central Drug Store: $2.00

Received at Kellogg & Mowry’s: $3.00

Received at Post Office: $2.00

Received at E. D. Eddy’s: $1.50

Total: $27.00

Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.

VALENTINES at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882.

A young mens’ Christian Association has been organized in ArkansasCity. The officers are W. V. McConn, President; A. W. Patterson, Vice President;C. L. Swarts, Secretary; Chas. Hutchings, Assistant Secretary; W. D. Mowry,Corresponding Secretary; and S. R. Reed, Treasurer. They have fitted uprooms on Summit street and will open a reading room.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 15, 1882.

Creswell Township Officers.

The following shows the result of the election, held February 7th, 1882,for Township officers. There were 190 votes polled as follows.

Trustee—U. Spray, 189.

Clerk—W. D. Mowry, 186.

Treasurer—W. M. Sleeth, 188.

Justices—I. H. Bonsall, 179. T. McIntire, 166.

Constables—G. H. McIntire, 197. J. J. Breene, 136.

There were some scattering votes cast for different parties, but therebeing only one ticket in the field it is needless to publish them.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1882.

Al. Mowry, President of the Farmers’ Horse Thief Protective Association,of Bolton Township, Cowley County, was in the city Tuesday night on thetrail of two horse thieves who had stolen two horses four miles west ofArkansas City Monday night. One horse was a strawberry roan about 15 handshigh, and one a dark iron gray pony. A brass mounted drag on saddle wastaken with the horses. Caldwell Post.

Cowley County Courant, March 9, 1882.

A representative of the paper boarded the train Monday, and in companywith his better half, the comparative degree is acknowledged with all humility,took a "ride on the cars" down to our sister city and "did"the lively place to the best of our ability.

It had been some time since we had walked the classic streets and gotsand in our shoes, and things seemed comparatively strange and new. However,we had the energetic and genial presence of H. G. Fuller to remind us ofhome and keep up our spirits and didn’t sigh for "home, sweethome" very much.

We were given gentlemanly care by the proprietor of the City Hotel, whosatisfied the craving of a good appetite in a very satisfactory manner.Arkansas City is enjoying considerable prosperity. None of her businessor dwelling houses stand empty, many new buildings are being erected, andthere seems to be a healthy business life. The city by the canal has neverhad a real boom, but has grown steadily nevertheless, and while many othertowns are standing still, this little city seems to have just commencedto get in earnest about growing and stirring around.

The people with whom we talked spoke with some enthusiasm of the futureof the place and the signs are certainly favorable. The schools there rein a flourishing condition, the attendance is large, and Prof. Atkinsonis liked well by the people. About forty of the young men have organizeda Y. M. C. A., several secret societies seem to be in good life, and thestream of social and business life appears to be quite rapid. We of coursecalled upon our brothers in arms and found them immersed in business. TheDemocrat and Traveler seem to be prospering and we hear thepapers spoken well of. They are both live and energetic sheets, and deservethe hearty support of the citizens.

We saw no loafers, except some noble red men, and everybody seems tohave business that demanded their individual attention.

In the afternoon we visited the canal for the first time, under the guidingand protecting care of Will Mowry, who is known for his courtesy and kindnessand who holds a large place in the life of the city. The raging canal wasn’traging when we gazed into its depths, but was as calm and shallow as a backyardmud-puddle in July. We could see where the angry waves had lashed its muddysides when the head gate was raised. The water had been shut off to allowrepairs on the flume walls of one of the mills; the water, when turned on,having broken around the walls on each side and causing considerable damage.This was at Ayres’ mill, one that has recently been put up and furnishedwith machinery and will be in running order this week, it is thought. Thismill is owned by V. M. Ayres, is a big investment for the place where itis established, and shows much labor under difficulties, and an enterprisingspirit that should certainly be amply rewarded. The mill represents a propertyvaluation of about $25,000 and is furnished completely with the most improvedand modern machinery, not excelled by many larger mills. The milling workis under the charge of W. T. Bell, formerly of Wichita, and of known experienceand ability.

Another mill is in process of building, owned by W. H. Spears, whichwhen finished, will represent about $15,000 more of valuable property thatthe canal has brought to its banks. The mill will be of stone and well fittedout with machinery of modern make.

These two enterprises are certainly worthy of support by the farmersof that section and no doubt will receive it. The ability of the canal tofurnish unlimited power is thoroughly demonstrated, and if the water canbe controlled, as we have no reason to doubt, the question of ample andconvenient water power at Arkansas City is forever settled. The canal isa big project for a few people of this county. It would be a big thing forthe whole county to have engineered through successfully, and the canalis overwhelming evidence of enterprise and genius of the citizens at theterminus that will bring them victory or leave them with thin feet to thefoe.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1882.

S. P. U. The Stock Protective Union will meet at the Bland Schoolhouse,West Bolton, on the last Saturday in March (25th) at 7 o’clock p.m.Election of officers and other business will come before the meeting. AL.MOWRY, Capt.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1882.

The necessity of a more efficient and better organized "fire extinguisher"has at last impressed itself upon some of our citizens. Recognizing thefact that a slight fire in the business part of town would most surely sweepour business street without some organized means of preventing a spread,the young men had a meeting, in the Y. M. C. A. Room, last Thursday forthe purpose of forming a Hook and Ladder, or Fire Company. C. L. Swartswas elected chairman. After stating the object of the meeting and discussingthe subject, pro and con, it was decided to elect a permanent organization.W. V. McConn, F. J. Hess, and E. O. Stevenson were appointed Committee onPermanent Organization; J. Kroenert, W. D. Mowry, and F. J. Hess were appointedCommittee on Apparatus. Another meeting will be held this (Wednesday) evening,at the City Council Rooms. Those interested are invited to attend.

Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.

MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following persons have been licensed during thepast week to commit matrimony in the different townships of the county bythe Probate Judge.

Will D. Mowry and _______ [we did not catch the name of the lady in thislast mentioned case, but will try to furnish it in the near future. Williamwill please give our cigar to Cyrus M. Scott.]

Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.

Will Mowry and Cal. Swarts, of Arkansas City, were up Tuesday.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 5, 1882.

The Schubert Quartet of Winfield will give one of their magnificent concertsfor the benefit of the Y. M. C. A. Library at the White Church next Saturdaynight. Admission 25 cents; children 15 cents. Reserved seats without extracharge at Kellogg & Mowry’s and E. D. Eddy’s drug stores.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 12, 1882.

The team hitched to Fitch & Barron’s sewing machine wagon becamescared by the unfastening of one of the tugs while on the streets last Thursday,and for a time made things quite lively in the vicinity of Kellogg &Mowry’s drug store. They made a short turn onto the sidewalk, passedunder Johnny Kroenert’s awning, and were just getting in form for afirst-class local when they were fortunately stopped. Beyond somewhat damaginga sewing machine that was in the wagon, no damage was done.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 10, 1882.

An oily piece of business—Kellogg & Mowry’s "ad."





Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1882.

O! My! Fiz! Pop!! Free Soda Water at Kellogg & Mowry’s tomorrow.Guess we’ll be on hand, won’t you?

Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1882.

Free Soda Water at Kellogg & Mowry’s tomorrow.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 31, 1882.

Election Notice.

To the qualified voters of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas.

NOTICE is hereby given in pursuance of a petition heretofore duly presentedto the Township Board of said township, that on the 24th day of June, A.D., 1882, between the hours of 8 o’clock A. M. and 6 o’clock P.M., of said day at the usual place of holding elections in, and for saidCreswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas, a special election of the qualifiedvoters of the said township will be held for the purpose of voting upona proposition to issue the bonds of said Creswell Township, in the amountof two thousand dollars ($2,000) payable with the interest thereon at theFiscal Agency of the State of Kansas, in the city of New York City, NewYork. Said bonds to bear interest at the rate of seven percentum per annum,payable semi-annually and said bonds to be payable in not less than fivenor more than thirty years, and said bonds to be issued and used for thepurpose of building a bridge across the Arkansas River in said CreswellTownship, at the following point, to-wit: From the south end of the newportion of the bridge commonly known as the Arkansas River bridge, now extendingpartly across said Arkansas River, about three-eights of one mile west fromthe range line, between ranges three and four east, in Cowley County, Kansas,to the south and right bank of said river. Said special election to be conductedaccording to the general election laws of this State, and those voting infavor of building the bridge as aforesaid shall have written or printedon their ballots "For the bridge and bonds," and those opposed,"Against the bridge and bonds." By order of township Board, ArkansasCity, Kansas. Uriah Spray, Trustee. Wm. Sleeth, Treasurer, W. C. Mowry,Clerk.

May 30th, 1882.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 7, 1882.

Library Benefit.

A literary, musical, and dramatical entertainment will be given Fridayevening, June 9th, 1882, at the High School building, of Arkansas City,Kansas, by the members of the senior department of the City High School.

LISTING PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Miss Lida Whitney, C. T. Atkinson, C. L. Swarts,J. W. Warren, Miss Hannah Gilbert, Miss Myrtle McNelly, Miss Emma Theaker,H. G. Vaughn, Misses Sarah Hill, Ella DeBruce, E. S. Donnelly, H. L. Finley,W. D. Mowry, Charley Chapel, Miss Linnie Peed, Miss Mollie Christian.

Admission 25 cents. Children under 12: 15 cents.

Doors open at 7 p.m., performance to commence at 8. Proceeds for benefitof School Library.


Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Local Notes from a Busy Town—Arkansas City.

Mr. and Mrs. Matlack, W. D. Mowry, Miss Linnie Peed, and others visitedGeuda Springs Sunday.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 12, 1882.

Mr. A. E. Allen, of Wichita, cousin of the Mowry boys, was in town onMonday. He is renewing his youth at Geuda and came over to see a railroadtown.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1882. [Editorial Column.]

The County Republican Convention met in Winfield on last Saturday, andwas called to order at 10 o’clock a.m. by D. A. Millington. The temporaryorganization was effected by the election of Samuel Strong, of Rock, temporaryChairman, and W. D. Mowry, of Cres-well, as temporary Secretary. After theappointment of the usual committees, the Convention adjourned until 1 o’clockp.m. The Convention was called to order at the appointed time, and the temporaryorganization was made permanent. The several committees then made theirrespective reports, which were acted upon, and the Convention then proceededto the nominations of County officers. There were eighty-seven delegatesin the Convention, each township being fully represented.

Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


S. P. Strong, Rock, elected temporary chairman; W. D. Mowry, Creswell,secretary.

Delegates entitled to seats.

Creswell: J. Tucker, J. B. Nipp, I. H. Bonsall, C. L. Swarts, G. D. Lewis,R. L. Marshall,

W. D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1882.

Among the Veterans of Bolton, the following names, with rank and Regiment,are on the muster roll to attend the reunion at Topeka, Sept. 11th to 16th,1882.

Henry Mowry Private 105th Ills.

Al. Mowry Private 36th Ills.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 6, 1882.

Al. Mowry is now engaged as engineer at Searing & Mead’s mill.


Arkansas City Traveler, November 15, 1882.

Election Notice.

To the qualified voters of Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas.

NOTICE is hereby given in pursuance of a petition hereunto duly presentedto the Town-ship Board of said township, that on the 7th day of December,A. D., 1882, between the hours of 8 o’clock a.m. and 6 o’clockp.m. of said day at the usual place of holding elections in and for saidCreswell township, Cowley County, Kansas, a special election of the qualifiedvoters of the said township will be held for the purpose of voting upona proposition to issue the bonds of said Creswell township, in the amountof four thousand dollars ($4,000), pay-able with the interest thereon atthe Fiscal Agency of the State of Kansas, in the city of New York City,New York. Said bonds bear interest at the rate of seven per centum per annum,payable semi-annually, and said bonds not to be payable in not less thanfive years nor more than thirty years, and said bonds to be issued and usedfor the purpose of building a bridge across the Arkansas river in said Creswelltownship, at the following point, to-wit: At or near the Southwest cornerof section twenty-five (25) of township thirty four (34) south of Rangethree (3) east or as near thereto as practicable.

Said special election to be conducted according to the general electionlaws of this State, and those voting in favor of building of the bridgeas aforesaid shall have written or printed on their ballot: "For thebridge and bonds," and those opposed "Against the bridge and bonds."By order of township Board, Arkansas City, Kansas.

S. J. Mantor, Trustee. Wm. Sleeth, Treasurer. W. D. Mowry, Clerk.

Nov. 12, 1882.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1882.

Milton’s "Paradise Lost" and Dante’s "Inferno,"splendidly illustrated, are among the Holiday Gems at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 27, 1882.

Bennet Chapter No. 41, R. A. M., at its meeting last Tuesday evening,elected the following gentlemen as officers for the ensuing year.


WILL TRY FOR NAMES ONLY: J. L. Huey, A. A. Newman, L. McLaughlin, O.P. Houghton, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Benedict, J. Ridenour, C. Hutchins, H. P.Farrar. W. M. Sleeth, A. T. Shepard, N. W. Kimmel.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1883.

Important. As we wish to close up our books for 1882, we desire all whoare owing us, to call and settle at once. . . . Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 17, 1883.

News was received last week by Mrs. Mowry that her daughter, Mrs. AmeliaPruden, of Dayton, Ohio, was very sick. We trust that by this time the fairpatient is convalescing.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 17, 1883.

The S. P. U.’s, of Bolton Township, will meet on the last Saturdayin January, at the Bland School House, for the election of officers. Themeeting will be called to order at early candlelight. All members are requestedto attend. AL. MOWRY, Capt.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 7, 1883.

Grand Army of the Republic. On Thursday evening, February 1, 1883, ArkansasCity Post No. ___ G. A. R. was organized by Com. T. H. Soward, with thefollowing officers for term: J. B. Nipp, Post Com.; O. S. Rarick, Sr. ViceCom.; Jas. Ridenour, Jr. Vice Com.; M. N. Sinnott, Adjutant; J. C. Topliff,Quartermaster; H. D. Kellogg, Office of Day; E. Y. Baker, Surgeon; W. S.Voris, Chaplain; J. W. Hackelman, O. of Guard.; D. R. Cooper, I. G.; P.A. Lorry, O. G.; J. E. Miller, Q. M. Sergt.; Al. Mowry, Sergt. Major. Postmeets second and fourth Saturday in each month.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 7, 1883.

At the Republican caucus held in this city last Saturday, the followinggentlemen were put in nomination for township officers.

For Trustee: J. B. Nipp.

For Treasurer: W. M. Sleeth.

For Clerk: W. D. Mowry.

Constables: G. H. McIntire; J. J. Breene.

As we go to press we learn the ticket was elected.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 14, 1883.

The following are the Creswell Township Officers for the current year:J. B. Nipp, Trustee; W. M. Sleeth, Treasurer; W. D. Mowry, Clerk; G. H.McIntire and J. J. Breene, Constables.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 16, 1884.

BIG AD. Wall Paper! Wall Paper! Wall Paper!

The most complete stock in the county can be found at


We are prepared to give low prices on PAINTS, OILS, WINDOW GLASS.

The best brands of mixed paints always on hand.

Our stock of Drugs, Medicines, Fancy Goods, Etc., is the largest in thevalley and you will find it to your interest to buy of us.

We are sole agents for DR. HAAS’ CELEBRATED STOCK REMEDIES! Whichare having remarkable sale.

THE HOG AND POULTRY REMEDY, insuring you healthy hogs and chickens.

THE HORSE AND CATTLE REMEDIES, are invaluable to all stock men, and manya dollar can be saved by their use.



And sell at the LOWEST PRICES!

Please bear in mind we keep the most complete stock in the city and itis to your interest to trade with us. Respectfully, KELLOGG & MOWRY.

Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.

You will be sure to get your paper hanging and kalsomining finished onshort notice, if you leave your work to Ed. Ferguson. Leave orders at Kellogg’s& Mowry’s and Central drug store.

Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The old reliable firm of Kellogg & Mowry may change hands next week,Dr. Kellogg retiring. He will be succeeded by Mr. Sollitt, a gentleman well-knownin Kansas business circles. The retiring member of the firm has the bestwishes of his numerous friends for his success in his new business, andall join in wishing the new firm abundant success.

Arkansas City Republican, March 15, 1884.

The late musical convention, held by Prof. Seager, has thoroughly arousedour people to the importance of musical culture. . . .

We most heartily welcome this new enterprise, the Arkansas City Choralsociety, perfected at a meeting held in the U. P. Church on last Wednesdayevening.

The following is a list of the officers and executive committee: Pres.,Wm. M. Sleeth; Vice Pres., Rev. S. B. Fleming; Sec. and Treas., J. O. Campbell;Musical Director, W. D. Mowry; Asst. Musical Director, Rev. Harris. ExecutiveCommittee: Geo. E. Hasie, Rev. Harris, R. L. Marshall, Mrs. Cunningham,Miss Ella Love.

The society starts out with fifty-six charter members. It meets on nextWednesday evening in the Presbyterian Church at 7:30 o’clock.

Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.

The Baptist minister, Rev. Walker, has arrived in our city, and has rentedthe Mowry farm northwest of the city.

Arkansas City Republican, March 22, 1884.


Kroenert & Austin, 2,000 letter heads and 500 bill heads.

School Library, 200 dodgers.

Holloway & Fairclo, 5,000 prescription blanks and 1,000 envelopes.

W. D. Johnson, 200 meal tickets.

Wyckoff & Son, 500 business cards.

Kellogg & Matlack, 1,000 real estate cards.

Mowry & Sollitt, 1,000 note heads, 500 statements, and 2,000 prescriptionblanks.

F. A. Howland, 1,000 advertising cards and 100 visiting cards.

H. H. Perry, 2,000 letter heads.

W. R. Little, of Sac and Fox agency, 500 letter heads.

Sheridan LaMott, of Winfield, 500 business cards.

Rev. J. C. Campbell, 50 visiting cards.

M. B. Vawter, 500 business cards.

The above is a list of the job work done from the beginning of this weekup till today—Saturday—by us.

Arkansas City Republican, April 5, 1884.

Hon. A. J. Pyburn: Though aware of your repeated refusal to become acandidate for any office; and the determination to devote your time to yourprofession, and although cognizant of the fact that an election and acceptancewould involve to a certain extent the sacrifice of personal interests, yetwe request and urge that you permit your name to be used in nomina-tionfor the position of mayor of Arkansas City, feeling as we do, that in yourelection, you will represent the whole people regardless of politics, issues,or business, and have only at heart the best interests of the place, andwelfare of the citizens.

One of those who signed his signature: W. D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 11, 1883.

The appearance of Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry’s drug store has beenmuch improved by Messrs. Allen & Braggins, who have about completedits adornment with elegant wall paper, which these gentlemen understandhow to do in a manner that always challenges admiration.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

W. D. Mowry spent several days of last week in Wichita attending to businessmatters.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.

RUBBER PAINT for outside and inside is the best and most durable Paintmade. We are agents for it. Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.

WALL PAPER. We are the only house in the city carrying wall paper instock. A large stock to select from and paper trimmings without extra cost.Call and see us. Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.

STRAYS. TAKEN UP by the undersigned, May 5th, 1883, eight head of cattleof which seven head are steers and one cow. All branded on right side SC and bar underneath. Brand fresh. AL. MOWRY, Bolton Township.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 6, 1883.

Library Benefit.

Wednesday, June 6th, a literary and musical entertainment and the ClassExercises of the class of 1883 will be held at McLaughlin’s Hall, forthe benefit of the High School Library.

Programme: Music—Orchestra. Orations: Harry L. Finley; Etta M. Barnett.Music. Alice L. Lane; Mollie Coonrod; Hannah Gilbert; C. L. Swarts; HarryC. Shaw; Mollie Christian; W. M. Blakeney.

Dramatis Personal: [Drama put on] Anna Norton, Maggie Barrows, Etta Barnett,Sadie Pickering, Linda Christian, George Wright, W. D. Mowry, Harry C. Shaw,Harry L. Finley, F. C. McLaughlin.

Doors open at 8 o’clock. Admission 25 cents. Children under 12 years15 cents. No extra charge for reserved seats, for which tickets can be obtainedat the Post Office. All are cordially invited to attend.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Old Soldiers of Bolton.

The following list of our soldiers of Bolton Township were furnishedus for publication by Gus Lorry, trustee of that township.

A. M. Mowry, private, Co. 1, 58th Illinois Infantry.

H. C. Mowry, private, Co. B, 105th Illinois Infantry.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.

Messrs. Scott, Topliff, Mowry, and Thompson, accompanied by the MissesDent, Gardiner, Burrows, and Peed, visited Winfield last Friday to attendProf. Farringer’s concert, and we have no doubt enjoyed themselvesimmensely, especially on their way home by the silvery light of the moon.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 4, 1883.


21. Kellogg & Mowry.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

OPEN YOUR EYES! wide and look and see that 50 CASES OF RHEUMATISM havebeen cured in Cowley and Chautauqua counties in nine months by


Sold by McGuire Bros., Winfield, Kansas, Cox & Read, New Salem, Kansas,and Kellogg & Mowry, Arkansas City, Kansas.

For particulars crop a card to W. H. H. McKINNON, Agent, Winfield, Kansas.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1883.

Read Kellogg & Mowry’s specials in this issue.

Ad. ICE COLD. Keep cool by drinking soda water at Kellogg & Mowry’sDrug Store.

Ad. SAVE MONEY by buying your Drugs and medicines at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Ad. DRUGS. Kellogg & Mowry are keeping a better stock and sellingcheaper than anybody.

Ad. MACHINE OILS. The best can be found at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Ad. PAINT. Cheapest place to buy at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Ad. Sealing Wax at Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 19, 1883.

Will Mowry, Will Thompson, J. C. Topliff, and others will visit Chicagoand the East this fall.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 26, 1883.

W. D. Mowry left last Monday for an extended trip throughout the East.It is with a great deal of uncertainty that his friends await his home coming,and rumors to the effect that he is about to "branch out" arefreely indulged in.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.

Will Mowry has been in Chicago for a week. He will visit Michigan andDayton, Ohio, before returning, and if we are not mistaken he will havecompany on his way home.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.

Wedding Bells. MARRIED. At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mitchell,930 Jefferson street, this evening at 7 o’clock, Miss Mary E. Parkerof this city, and Mr. W. D. Mowry of Arkansas City, Kansas, will stand beneaththe orange blossoms and take the vows that will make them:

"Two souls with but a single thought,

Two hearts that beat as one."

The bride is a young lady long known and much admired by hosts of friendsin her home here, and the happy couple will bear with them many a Godspeedas they leave the city. They will make a brief trip to Washington and NewYork and then settle down in their home in Arkansas City. We add our goodwishes. Saginaw Evening News.

With the above notice came cards announcing this event, which has beenlooked forward to with so much expectancy by the many friends of the contractingparties in this vicinity. Both bride and groom are well known in our socialcircle, and with one voice the citizens of their future home join in wishingthem the happiest of futures. Will has withstood the blandishments of thefair sex for many years, and that he has succumbed to one so eminently worthyspeaks loudly to his credit. Joy and prosperity go with them.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

The long expected bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Mowry, returnedlast Monday night, and on Tuesday received the hearty congratulations andwelcomes of a host of admirers. May the happiness beaming from their countenancesnever diminish.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1883.

Stray Notice. Taken up, on my farm in Bolton Township, Cowley County,Kansas, 4 head of horses and colts branded (EB) [NOTE: THE E WAS TURNEDAROUND.] The owner can have them, paying charges. ALLEN MOWRY.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1883.

The G. A. R.

Arkansas City post, No. 158, gave a supper at the Perry house last Saturdaynight, after which the officers for the coming year were elected. The supperwas a most bountiful one, and considering the great rush was very neatlymanaged. The exercises in McLaughlin’s hall were necessarily cut short,Mr. Walton giving a very appropriate speech to an audience composed of oldsoldiers and their wives. From this place they repaired to their regularmeeting room and elected the following officers.

Commander: M. N. Sinnott.

Senior Vice Commander: P. A. Lorry.

Junior Vice Commander: Allen Mowry.

Officer of the Day: H. D. Kellogg.

Officer of the Guard: Perley Davis.

Quartermaster: A. A. Davis.

Chaplain: F. M. Peak.

Inside Guard: P. Jones.

Outside Guard: John Lewis.

D. P. Marshall was elected representative to the grand encampment. Fournew members were mustered in, making something over eighty members now enrolledinto this post.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1883.

Ad. TOYS! TOYS! The largest display ever in the city can now be seenat Kellogg & Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1883.

BIG AD. ‘83 MERRY CHRISTMAS! ‘83. Christmas Presents FOR THEMILLIONS, -AT- Kellogg & Mowry’s, consisting of Fine Plush Sets,Comb and Brush Sets, Jewel Cases, Glove and Handkerchief Boxes, Cuff andCollar Boxes, Work Boxes and Writing Desks, Gents’ Shaving Sets, FineGift Books, Musical, Photo, and Autograph Albums, Perfume and Toilet Sets,Vases, Bisque Figures, and many other articles that will make elegant presentsfor the Holidays.

OUR STOCK OF TOYS Is simply immense and consists of everything that achild could wish and we predict many happy homes if you will take advantageof our offer to sell you finer goods at lower prices than any other housein the city. Our fine goods are already selling, and we advise you to callearly and make your selections.

Be sure and see our goods before buying and thereby save being disappointed.Yours Respectfully, Kellogg & Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, Supplement, December 12, 1883.

If Kellogg & Mowry can manage to dispose of the enormous array ofChristmas goods which they are daily unpacking, they will make glad everyheart in Cowley County. W. D. purchased these goods when feeling somewhatreckless, and the result is the choicest selection we have ever seen inthis country. It is a treat to stroll through the room and look at the beautifuland useful presents, and makes one sigh for the wealth of Ormus and Ind.[?]

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 19, 1883.

Christmas Tree. There will be no Christmas tree at the First PresbyterianChurch this year, but on Monday evening, December 24, Santa Claus will bethere in all his vigor to distribute among the children the presents thatmay be handed in. These festivities are for the special purpose of gladdeningthe hearts of the children, and all having presents for them should handthem to the committee early in the afternoon, plainly marked, that theymay be arranged in order. The committee to receive presents is composedof Mrs. Sipes, Mrs. Fleming, Mrs. Shepard, Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. W. D. Mowry,and Miss Albertine Maxwell. The ladies request that the presents be handedin between 2 and 4 o’clock p.m. on Monday.


Arkansas City Traveler, January 30, 1884.


Citizens interested in having prohibition prohibit, please give attention.The following comparative exhibit is copied from the medical prescriptionrecord of Messrs. Kellogg & Mowry, representing the sales from January15 to January 25, 1884. Said record is kept open for public inspection asby law required. They are prescriptions for pure whiskey and brandy (mostlypints), given as follows: By Dr. Kellogg, 7; Dr. Reed, 1; Dr. Chapel, 5;Dr. Shepard, 1; Dr. Vawter, 5; Dr. Marsh, 1; Dr. Baker, 100; Mr. Thompson,1.


Arkansas City Traveler, February 6, 1884.

The result of yesterday’s election was: Trustee, M. N. Sinnott;treasurer, J. L. Huey; clerk, W. D. Mowry; justices, F. P. Schiffbauer andone Creamer; constables, J. J. Breene and John Lewis.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.

Township Election.

The following shows the result of the election held on the 5th inst.There were eight tickets in the field, and the total vote polled was 444.

TRUSTEE: M. N. Sinnott, 288; Uriah Spray, 152.

CLERK: W. D. Mowry, 348; M. B. Vawter, 88.

TREASURER: J. L. Huey, 184; H. P. Farrar, 125; W. M. Sleeth, 122.

JUSTICES: Frank Schiffbauer, 264; W. D. Kreamer, 208; P. F. Endicott,133; J. B. Tucker, 130; I. H. Bonsall, 107.

CONSTABLES: J. J. Breene, 257; J. S. Lewis, 202; J. E. Beck, 178; J.N. Huston, 118; W. J. Gray, 113.

Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.

Township Officers.

The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and canvassed the vote for townshipofficers. The following were declared elected.


Beaver, H. T. Bayless; Bolton, J. M. Shurtz; Cedar, R. E. Howe; Creswell,W. D. Mowry; Dexter, L. C. Patterson; Fairview, Wm. White; Harvey, J. W.Parker; Liberty, J. E. Grove; Maple, E. R. Morse; Ninnescah, J. H. Hood;Omnia, Geo. Haycraft; Otter, J. W. Aley; Pleasant Valley, F. A. Chaplin;Richland, C. H. Bing; Rock, S. W. Railsback; Sheridan, Wm. Funk; SilverCreek, J. R. Tate; Silverdale, John Algeo; Spring Creek, E. A. Goodrich;Tisdale, David Sellers; Vernon, J. M. Householder; Walnut, S. Cure; Windsor,Jas. B. Rowe.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 20, 1884.

PAPER HANGING, ED. FERGUSSON, CALCIMINING. Shop over Wolf & Harnley’scarpenter shop. INTERIOR PAINTING. Orders may be left at Kellogg & Mowry’s,at the Central Drug Store, or at the shop. SIGN PAINTING. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1884.

I. H. Bonsall had the good luck to draw the black rubber toilet set atKellogg & Mowry’s last week.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

Read the new "ad" and special notices of Kellogg & Mowryin this issue.


BELOW COST. 100 gallons best mixed paints at $1.00 per gallon at Kellogg& Mowry’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1884.

House painting will soon be the order of the day, and all parties whomeditate a departure in this line will do well to carefully study the new"ad" of Kellogg & Mowry, and there learn the bargains offeredto them in mixed paints. [AD ALREADY TYPED.]

Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1884.

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

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

M. N. SINNOTT, Trustee.

JAS. L. HUEY, Treasurer.

W. D. MOWRY, Clerk.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 19, 1884.

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

Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

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

Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1884.

The Arkansas City Choral Society.

The above society met at the First Presbyterian Church on last Wednesdayevening and perfected its organization by the election of the followingofficers.

President: W. M. Sleeth.

Vice President: S. B. Fleming.

Secretary and Treasurer: J. O. Campbell.

Musical Director: W. D. Mowry.

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

Pianist: Miss Grace Medbury.

Assistant Pianist. Mrs. G. W. Cunningham.

Librarian: Andrew Dalzell.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

The attention of our readers is called to the "ad" of Messrs.Mowry & Sollitt in this issue. This firm, successors to Kellogg &Mowry, are determined to keep up the justly earned reputation of their predecessors,and a perusal of their announcement in another column this week will befound both edifying and profitable. Try it wunst.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 9, 1884.

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

Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

Read Mowry & Sollitt’s specials in another column. They (thespecials) won’t save your life, but will make it a heap pleasanterfor all concerned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1884.

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

Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

W. D. Mowry is hard at work getting his dwelling in readiness to go tohousekeeping.

Arkansas City Republican, April 12, 1884.

AD. OUR CLAIM! We claim to be the Leading Drug Store in Cowley County.Doing a larger business, and carrying the best stock of goods in the southwest.NO OLD DRUGS OR MEDICINES. MOWRY & SOLLITT, Successors to KELLOGG &MOWRY.

Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.

The Republican convention of Cowley County met according to call at theOpera House in Winfield on Saturday, April 19, 1884, at 11 o’clocka.m.


Creswell Township: C. T. Atkinson, J. W. W________, F. P. Schiffbauer,I. H. Bonsall,

W. D. Mowry, A. A. Wiley, G. W. Ramage, A. B. Sankey, R. T. Marshall,C. L. Swarts.

Bolton: J. D. Guthrie, W. M. Trimble, D. P. Marshall, Z. Carlisle, AllenMowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.

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

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.


Present, F. P. Schiffbauer, mayor; C. G. Thompson, F. C. Leach, T. Fairclo,A. A. Davis, and O. S. Rarick, councilmen.

The following bills were allowed.


Mowry & Sollitt, sundries.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 14, 1884.

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

Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Our enterprising young druggist, W. D. Mowry, recently purchased theTate property. The premises have been surrounded with a fence and the groundshave been arranged in a manner bespeaking the presence of a couple of taste.

Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.

We understand that Thomas Braggins has in course of contemplation anelegant new sign for Mowry & Sollitt. This is to be the finest signin the city.

Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.

W. Tilt. Crawford is clerking at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.

Council Proceedings.

A Full Statement of the City’s Condition.

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

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

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

DISBURsem*nTS. Scrip issued to Ward Harnly, Mowry & Sollitt, merchandise,Speers, water rent, P. Ellis, coal, P. Wyckoff, rent, J. W. Canfield, repairingtank, W. Gray, marshal, E. Malone, water commissioner, Stroup, labor, Clarke& Coombs, printing, Corzine & Richards, printing, Chicago LumberCo., lumber, E. Malone, hardware, J. Moore, labor, Benedict & Owen,merchandise, J. J. Breene, police, D. Hawkins, sidewalk, R. Cowles, coal,J. Steadman, dog checks, G. W. White, police, E. W. Finch, boarding prisoners,J. Kreamer, police, H. Adams, police, F. Decker, water commissioner...TOTAL:$517.99

Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.

Mr. Allen, of Wichita, was in the city Thursday and Friday, visitinghis nephew, W. D. Mowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.

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

Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.


A delegate convention of the Republicans of Cowley County convened inthe Opera House, Winfield, on Saturday, July 12th.

The chair then appointed the following committees.

Credentials: Sid Cure, Al. Mowry, J. A. Cochran, J. F. Martin, CaptainStuber.

The report of the committee on credentials was read and adopted.

The following is the report.

EAST BOLTON. Delegates: R. L. Balyeat, Allen Mowry. Alternates: None.

CRESWELL. Delegates: C. T. Atkinson, A. B. Sankey, Rev. J. O. Campbell,I. N. Bonsall, G. W. Ramage, H. P. Standley, J. B. Tucker, Ira Barnett,O. S. Rarick.

Alternates: C. L. Swarts, S. E. Maxwell, Rev. N. I. Buckner, F. M. Vaughn,Jas. Ridenour, John A. Smalley, J. P. Musselman, W. D. Mowry, J. P. Breene.

Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Blaine and Logan Club.

At a meeting called for Monday evening, July 14, 1884, to be held inJudge Bonsall’s office, by the chairman, C. T. Atkinson, who was appointedby the county convention at Winfield last Saturday, I. H. Bonsall was chosensecretary. The following pledge was signed by the persons whose names appearbelow:

We, the undersigned, agree to support James G. Blaine and John A. Loganfor president and vice-president, and we further agree to work and votefor their election, and we pledge ourselves to do all we can in an honorableway to favor their interests.

I. H. Bonsall, C. T. Atkinson, J. B. Nipp, C. W. Barnes, O. Ingersoll,J. H. Punshon, L. H. Braden, W. R. Wolf, F. E. Pentecost, J. E. Pentecost,W. R. Owen, Jacob Twilliger, Chas. Bryant, C. W. Coombs, L. V. Coombs, R.C. Howard, Byron Wagner, W. D. Mowry, F. M. Vaughn, D. C. Duncan, John M.Roberts, J. H. Martin, W. B. Haigins, A. E. Kirkpatrick, J. C. Topliff,Mahlon Arnett, H. C. Deets, C. M. Scott, John S. Daniels, John J. Clark,R. B. Morton, N. P. Laughton, Dell Plank, A. Lonard, S. A. Daniels, F. H.Gage, M. J. Capron, N. N. Abernathy, Ira Wilbur, J. P. Musselman, A. H.Dodd, David Shields, John J. Breene, David McPherson, G. W. Martin, JoeShuff, H. G. Vaughn, J. C. Harnley, Frank Landes, R. R. Outman [?], J. A.McIntyre, F. C. McLaughlin, F. E. Burnett, W. C. Thompson, Ed Horn,

J. H. Hackleman, Alvan Sankey.

The following committees were appointed.

Band: F. H. Gage, John S. Daniels, and W. P. Wolf.

Music: S. E. Northey, B. A. Wagner, and D. C. Duncan.

Uniforms: J. J. Clark, A. E. Kirkpatrick, and W. D. Mowry.

After music by our band the club adjourned to meet at THE REPUBLICANoffice, Monday evening, July 21, at 6 o’clock, at which time all companiesare requested to report. A captain, 1st and 2nd lieutenants will be elected.Only members and those desiring to become members are expected to be present.C. T. ATKINSON, Chairman.

I. H. BONSALL, Secretary.

Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

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

Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.

We call attention to the "Wonder" advertisem*nt of Dr. LouisTurner, which appears in this issue. The doctor has been staying in ourcity for several days past, and has brought his Wonder prominently beforeout people, who have shown such an interest in the same that he will letthem read about it in the TRAVELER for the next twelve months. This is awonder, and if you wonder what the wonder is, call on Mowry & Sollitt,who will relieve your wonderment.

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

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

Particularly recommended for all illnesses of the blood resulting ingeneral debility. Sold by all druggists. Price $1.00 per bottle. Dr. Turneris a regular practitioner of medicine of 30 years’ experience, andespecially treats all chronic diseases, particularly Catarrh, Asthmas, HayFever, Bronchitis, Sore Throat, and all diseases of the lungs, chest, nasalcavities, and breathing passages, and all diseases peculiar to women, bythe means of Electric Oxygen. Correspondence solicited. A treatise on abovediseases sent free.

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

Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

BIRTH. Our popular young druggist, W. D. Mowry, was Wednesday so extremelyaffable, courteous, smiling, and polite that we were compelled to inquireas to the cause of his felicity. When we ascertained, we did not wonderat his hilarity. It is a stalwart baby boy, solid for Blaine and Logan.The happy father has every reason to be proud of such a patriotic son.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

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

Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.

B. B. B.

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

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

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

Verily, the smile of the Lord is on Cowley.

Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Who can do better? Mr. Leonard, who resides on the Mowry farm northwestof the city, sold from six young trees, over thirty dollars worth of plumsof the Wild Goose variety. Cowley County for fruit against the world.

Arkansas City Republican, August 2, 1884.

Ed. Ferguson is worn to a shadow with constant employment. His latesteffort is a huge sign for Mowry & Sollitt and Kroenert & Austin.The sign is an elegant one and does credit to the artist who drew the designand executed it.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

The primaries last Saturday were hotly contested throughout, and drewout more votes than at any primary election yet held in this city.

The following gentlemen were elected delegates to the county convention:F. M. Vaughn, C. L. Swarts, E. G. Gray, T. Fairclo, F. E. Pentecost, DaveLewis, L. E. Woodin, Sr., O. S. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Ridenour.

Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.

The Walnut Bridge.

The report that the Canton Bridge Co., had thrown up the contract forthe bridge at Harmon’s Ford is unfounded. From a letter received byW. D. Mowry, we learn that work will be commenced between the 1st and 10thof September and that the bridge will be completed according to contract.Our Walnut friends will now rest easy.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 27, 1884.


Entitled to seats in the convention:



Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


The county convention met pursuant to call, and was called to order byD. A. Millington, chairman of county central committee. After the readingof the call by the secretary, E. A. Henthorn, of Silver Creek Township,was nominated for temporary chairman and E. G. Gray, of Creswell Township,for temporary secretary.

CRESWELL. F. M. Vaughn, C. L. Swarts, E. G. Gray, T. Fairclo, F. E. Pentecost,Dave Lewis, L. E. Woodin, O. S. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Ridenour.

Arkansas City Republican, August 30, 1884.

Some weeks ago, Mrs. W. D. Mowry presented her husband with a fine Blaineand Logan son, and this week Will retaliates by ornamenting his home withone of the most elegant organs we have seen in the west. It is, indeed,a handsome present.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.

The Representative Convention.

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

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

Bolton: D. P. Marshall, J. D. Guthrie, P. B. Andrews, Al. Mowry,R. L. Balyeat.

Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Mowry & Sollitt have placed on their counters two elegant show-cases.

Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

Oscar Rice, of Fort Scott, is the new drug clerk holding forth at Mowry& Sollitt’s. Mr. Rice is a pleasant gentleman with whom it is apleasure to deal. The pair—Mr. Rice and Mr. Crawford—are irresistible.

Arkansas City Republican, September 13, 1884.

Will Mowry presented us with one of those Bouquet cigars. They are finesmokers.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1884.

Mowry & Sollitt have new specials and a new advertisem*nt in thisissue. They have without doubt the finest assortment of lamps and fixturesever brought to this city.

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

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

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

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

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

Ad. WALL PAPER at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Ad. Paints and Oils. Cheapest place to buy is at Mowry & Sollitt’sdrug store.

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

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

Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.

Mowry & Sollitt have retired their soda fount.

Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.

Telephone Exchange.

Mowry & Sollitt

W. D. Mowry’s residence

Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

A jolly part of eleven, consisting of Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Miss May Hendricks,Mrs. Frank Beall, Mrs. Wm. Benedict, Mrs. E. Wineder, the little MissesHattie Sipes and Cora Wineder, Henry Mowry, T. Jerome, J. H. Hilliard, anddog, Carlo, visited the territory Friday and Saturday on a pleasure trip.Mrs. Sipes says she killed an innumerable number of prairie chickens. Shemust indeed be a mighty nimrod.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.

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

Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.

Oscar Rice, Mowry & Sollitt’s clerk, returned to his Fort Scotthome Friday.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 5, 1884.

A Card.

In the course of my business as an advertising agent, I came to ArkansasCity last week, and, thanks to the liberality of the businessmen of thecity, I succeeded in getting up my advertisem*nts, which may now be seenat the leading grocery houses in town. Wishing the printing to be done inthe city, I visited the TRAVELER, Democrat, and Republican offices,and finally decided to give the work to the Republican. The natureof my business is such that I am compelled to travel alone, but though Ihave visited many cities of the state, I have never yet experienced theslightest inconvenience, as I always endeavor to conduct myself as a lady,relying upon true manhood as protection from insult. In order to superintendthe printing, I visited the Republican office, and the object ofthis card is to state that by one of its proprietors, Mr. Howard, I wastreated as no one with a spark of manhood would treat a lady. His only reasonfor making the remarks he did must have sprung from the instincts of a contemptiblecoward. He knew I was alone and unprotected. I left the office at once,and succeeded in getting my work done at the TRAVELER office; and that Ifulfilled my contracts to the satisfaction of my patrons (under whose adviceI publish this statement), will be seen by the subjoined testimonial. FLORAWILCOX, Springfield, Illinois.


On this the 30th day of October, 1884, before the undersigned, a notarypublic within and for the county of Cowley and state of Kansas, personallycame Flora Wilcox, of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, deposes and saysthe statements made in the foregoing are true in every respect. FLORA WILCOX.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of October, 1884.

[SEAL.] RICHARD U. HESS, Notary Public.

We, the undersigned, desire to state that Miss Flora Wilcox has beenmaking a business canvass of our city, seeking advertisem*nts, and havingtransacted business matters with her, we believe her to be in every senseof the term a lady and a thorough business woman.

WARE & PICKERING, grocers.


McDOWELL BROS., butchers.

MOWRY & SOLLITT, druggists.

KIMMEL & MOORE, grocers.

F. W. FARRAR, assistant cashier, Cowley County Bank.

H. H. PERRY, proprietor, Leland Hotel.


S. MATLACK, dry goods.

J. W. HUTCHISON & SONS, grocers.

Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

Will Mowry remained up almost all night waiting on returns Tuesday. Consolationdid not come until about half-past two a.m.

Arkansas City Republican, November 8, 1884.

J. V. Hull, of Milton, Kentucky, arrived in Arkansas City Wednesday.He has accepted a position with Mowry & Sollitt. Mr. Hull is a friendof John Ingliss.

Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.

A Chip Off of the Old Block.

"Dr. D. R. Crawford has been in Smicksburg for 20 years last Monday.He has been a very successful physician, attended strictly to his practice,only being absent from home twice, for about two weeks each time, sincecoming there, consequently he has built up a large practice."

The above item is from Dr. Crawford’s home paper. Our Tilly at Mowry& Sollitt’s is "a chip off of the old block."

Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1884.

[FOUR LINES BEGINNING WITH "Arkansas City Post...." REST COMPLETELYFADED OUT EXCEPT FOR LAST LINE] "standing are invited to be present.


P. J. DAVIS, Adjutant.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1884.

Attention G. A. R. The members of Post 158 G. A. R. will take noticethat the annual meeting for electing officers will be held Dec. 12 in Masonichall. A full attendance is requested. AL. MOWRY, P. C.

P. J. DAVIS, Adjutant.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 3, 1884.

G. A. R. Arkansas City Post No. 158 G. A. R. Meets in Masonic hall 2and 4 Saturdays in each month. All members in good standing are invitedto be present.

AL. MOWRY, P. C.; P. J. DAVIS, Adjutant.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 10, 1884.

Telephone Exchange.






Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Bisque Figures. A fine line at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Toys! Toys! Almost given away at Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store.Prices way down.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Christmas. At Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store you will find justwhat you want for Christmas presents.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Dolls! Dolls! Wax, bisque, rubber, and china dolls cheaper than everat Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

Al. Mowry and A. Hurst went to Winfield yesterday to get some much neededrest in the rural districts.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

MUSTACHE CUPS. China cups, china mugs, vases, and toilet sets in allstyles very cheap at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

BOOKS! BOOKS! Our poems and miscellaneous books must go if we only getfirst cost. Mowry & Sollitt.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

LIBRARY LAMPS. We will discount any price offered by other houses. Allother lamps and globes equally as low at Mowry’s & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.

NO GO. High prices will not work this year as Mowry & Sollitt arecutting right and left. They are bound to sell holiday goods, and have thefinest display in the city.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

Last Saturday night the following officers were elected at the G. A.R. Meeting.

Allen Mowry, P. C.

P. A. Lorry, U. V. C.

P. J. Davis, J. V. C.

S. C. Lindsay, Adjt.

A. A. Davis, Q. M.

C. G. Thompson, Serg.

Harry Lundy, Chap.

H. D. Kellogg, O. D.

John Cook, O. G.

Wm. Kirtley, inside G.

P. H. Franey, outside G.

Allen Mowry and S. C. Lindsay were chosen to represent the Post in thegrand encampment of the state when it comes off. It has not yet been decidedwhen and where it will be held.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

The concert given by the Arkansas City Choral Society last Tuesday eveningwas well received by those present. Owing to the short notice given andthe cold weather, the number present was not as large as expected. The entertainmentwas very good. Arkansas City prides herself on her musical talent. A muchbetter entertainment could have been given by the society if they had takenmore time in preparation. A number of pieces were rendered exceptionallywell, and showed what they were capable of doing. The quartet composed ofMessrs. Campbell, Mowry, Swarts, and Matlack rendered several pieces admirably.The cornet solo with piano accompaniment was given by J. C. Hoyt and Mrs.Frank Beall, and is worthy of mention.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.

AD. MR. J. V. HULL. Mr. J. V. Hull, Mowry & Sollitt’s prescriptionclerk, is a druggist of 20 years experience and will prepare your medicineswith skill and caution, no danger of mistakes.

Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.


Her Business Firms and Their Establishments.

The Holidays are Here and the Republican Indites a Letter to Santa Claus,

Telling Him of the City and the Merchants.



The holidays have come and they caught these gentlemen just as we expected—withthe largest and handsomest stock of holiday goods in the city. No otherfirm displays as large a line of goods as they. This house is fully equippedfor the large holiday trade which its proprietors had anticipated and havecommenced realizing. Extra shelving, and a mammoth double deck holiday tablewas created on which to display their stock. Judging by the large quantityof holiday goods, one would suppose Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt were runninga wholesale house. They are slashing right and left on their stock thisyear. They bought them for the benefit of their customers and they are boundto sell them. Penniless we wandered into this Elysium of holiday goods viewingthem at a distance, but when informed of the low prices, our arms hungeredto be burdened with some of the beautiful things which we saw. There wereall kinds of toys for the children, beautiful plush photo albums suitedto adorn the center table of any parlor, hanging lamps that would causeany wife to love her husband ten-fold more on receiving one for a present,handsome work baskets, boys, that would make your sweethearts smile on yousweetly for a decade, elegant solid china mustache cups, girls, to protectthe boys’ mustache during its rise and fall, some of the most uniquevases, toilet sets, perfumery cases, and a thousand and one other articlessuitable for making presents. Do not think for an instant that Messrs. Mowry& Sollitt will neglect their drug trade by the rush for holiday presents.They are fully prepared to meet this exigency. Lately they secured the valuableservices of Mr. J. F. Hull, a druggist of twenty years experience. No fearsneed be entertained of a mistake when Mr. Hull compounds your prescription.Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt are also both experienced druggists. Each havespent almost a lifetime at the business. By the way, something almost slippedour memory. They also have in stock a large assortment of books. Read! Educate!Is the popular cry. A man cannot remain in ignorance all of his life, soif he desires to be learned, he should educate his mind by reading. Therefore,the question naturally arises, what shall I read? This is easily decidedby going and looking through Mowry & Sollitt’s mammoth stock ofbooks consisting of poems, and other books, both of history and fiction.Visit them and you will find that half has not been told you.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 24, 1884.

There is a lyceum held every Thursday evening in the Mowry schoolhousein district 89, and quite an enjoyable time is had. An invitation is extendedto all desirous of taking part in its debates.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 24, 1884.

Bisque Figures—a fine line at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.


Will sell you Holiday Goods, Drugs and Medicines, AT BED ROCK PRICES.

Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.

No regular meeting of the G. A. R., Saturday night. AL. MOWRY, P. C.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1885.

Knights of Pythias.

Triumph Lodge No. 116, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was instituted lastFriday night, with the following members.

Judge A. J. Pyburn.

T. J. Sweeny.

G. W. Miller.

C. C. Sollitt.

T. H. McLaughlin.

F. W. Farrar.

G. S. Howard.

J. J. Clark.

J. M. Ware.

W. E. Moore.

H. P. Standley.

H. P. Farrar.

J. L. Huey.

J. A. McIntyre.

W. B. Higins.

W. D. Mowry.

C. Mead.

O. Stevenson, Jr.

The lodge was instituted by the following members of the Newton lodge.

John S. Haines, Chancellor Commander.

G. W. Holmes, Past Chancellor.

P. J. Mathis, Past Chancellor.

Henry E. Brunner, Vice Chancellor.

H. Godfrey, Master at Arms.

A. R. Ainsworth, Issac Levy, and J. A. Heilman.

After the institution of the lodge in due form, the following officerswere elected and installed.

A. J. Pyburn, Past Chancellor.

W. D. Mowry, Chancellor Commander.

H. P. Farrar, Vice Chancellor.

J. L. Huey, Prelate.

C. C. Sollitt, Keeper of Records and Seal.

T. H. McLaughlin, Master of Finance.

F. W. Farrar, Master of Exchequer.

T. J. Sweeny, Master at Arms.

G. W. Miller, Inside Guardian.

J. J. Clark, Outside Guardian.

In the final instructions the visiting brethren remarked that they neverbefore had had the pleasure of instituting a lodge with such bright prospectsof future usefulness and growth, and that has the inherent strength andstability that Triumph Lodge No. 116 had.

After the initiatory ceremonies were concluded, all adjourned to thedining room of the Windsor Hotel, where a feast was served, "such asnever man saw"—all the delicacies of the season, and served onlyas Mo, the genial host, and his able corps of assistants can. Thus the timepassed until nearly five o’clock Saturday morning, when the participatorsparted, the visitors extending their heartiest thanks to the new lodge forthe Knightly manner in which they had been received, having been treatedin a truly royal way, worthy of their patron Knights of old.

The new lodge returns thanks to the visiting K. P.’s for their kindnessand vote them to be genial, jovial, generous fellows with hearts fully aslarge as their feet, and hope to meet them many times in and out of thelodge room.

The visitors left on the 2:30 p.m. train Saturday for Newton.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 14, 1885.

G. A. R. Post, No. 158.

The officers of the Post in this city were installed last Saturday nightby Mr. N. Sinnott, special muster officer.

Allen Mowry, P. G.

T. A. Lowry, S. V. C.

P. J. Davis, J. V. C.

A. A. Davis, Q. M.

H. D. Kellogg, O. D.

C. G. Thompson, Surg.

H. S. Lundy, Chap.

S. C. Lindsay, Adj.

John Cook, O. G.

P. H. Franey, O. S.

Wm. Kirtley, I. S.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 17, 1885.




Edwin Dalton (Union man) D. D. Dobbs

Edward Sinclair (Southerner) J. H. Johnston

Park Sinclair (Edward’s father) P. A. Snyder

Charlie Dalton (Edwin’s brother) L. V. Coombs

Farmer Dalton (Northern Union man) E. L. Kingsbury

Jake Schneider (fat Dutchman, true blue) S. V. Devendorf

Capt. Mason (U. S. A.) J. J. Clark

Pete (colored gentleman) B. F. Cooper

Gen. Sherman (U. S. A.) S. C. Lindsay

Gen. McPherson (U. S. A.) W. D. Mowry

Gen. Logan (U. S. A.) L. D. Davis

Maj. Wilber (U. S. A.) C. C. Sollitt

Col. Harrison (U. S. A.) T. J. Stafford

Sargt. Bates (C. S. A.) Pat Franey

Corporal Ogden (C. S. A.) N. T. Lawton

Maud Dalton (wife of Edwin) Miss Nellie Nash

Carrie Dalton (sister of Edwin) Miss Minnie Stewart

Mrs. Dalton (wife of farmer Dalton) Miss Etta Barnett

Little Willie (Edwin’s brother,

the drummer boy) Willie Rike

Little Annie (daughter of Edwin and Maud)

Schneider’s volunteers; Citizens; Soldiers; and 14 young ladiesfor tableau.

Arkansas City Republican, January 17, 1885.

The state encampment of the G. A. R. will convene at Fort Scott in March.Al Mowry and S. C. Lindsay are the representatives chosen to go from thispost. The encampment will be called to meet at Fort Scott March 10, 11 &12. The legislature will adjourn by the date fixed, which will enable membersof the legislature who are delegates to attend the encampment. One farerates will be given by all roads to delegates.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 21, 1885.

W. D. Mowry visited Winfield Tuesday.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 24, 1885.

A report was circulated Tuesday that Mrs. W. D. Mowry was taken withan attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Mowry was taken ill, but we are glad to beable to inform her friends that her sickness did not take such a seriousturn.

Arkansas City Republican, January 24, 1885.

Baptist Ladies’ Entertainment.

The ladies of the Baptist Church will give a sociable and entertainmentat the new Baptist Church Wednesday evening, January 28. Some of the besttalent of Arkansas City will assist in the entertainment. The programmewill consist of an original poem, music, singing, recitations, and selectreadings. Mrs. Wilson, of this city, will preside at the organ. Supper willbe furnished from 6 to 7-1/2 o’clock. All are cordially invited toattend and have a pleasant time. The proceeds to be used in furnishing thenew church.


Medley Quartette: Miss Thomas, Mr. Mowry, Mrs. Ayres, Mr. Hutchison.

Recitation: Miss Minnie Stewart.

Select Reading: Mrs. Walker.

Solo: Mrs. F. Beall.

Recitation: Miss Emma Theaker.

Solo and Chorus: Mrs. Owen, Mr. Hutchison, Mrs. Ayres, Mr. Mowry.

Recitation: Miss Nellie Nash.

Trundle Bed Song: _______.

Song: Anna Dodson.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 28, 1885.

Baptist Ladies’ Entertainment.

The ladies of the Baptist Church will give a sociable and entertainmentat the new Baptist Church tonight. Some of the best talent of the city willassist Mrs. Wilson, of this city, who will preside at the organ. Supperwill be served from 5 to 7-1/2 o’clock. All are corrdially invitedto attend and have a pleasant time. The proceeds to be used in furnishingthe church.


Medley Quartet: Miss Thomas, Mr. Mowry, Mrs. Ayres, Mr. Hutchison.

Recitation: Miss Emma Theaker.

Select Reading: Mrs. Walker.

Recitation: Miss Mamie Stoneman.

Solo and Chorus: Mrs. Owen, Mr. Hutchishon, Mrs. Ayres, Mr. Mowry.

Recitation: Miss Flora Gould.

Trundle Bed Song: _______ [EVIDENTLY DID NOT GET THE NAME.]

Song: Anna Dobson.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 31, 1885.

A Card. EDITORS REPUBLICAN: The members of Arkansas City Post 158, G.A. R., desire through your paper to return their sincere thanks to the membersof the Young People’s Social Club. Will Mowry, Willie Rike, J. J. Clark,and the young ladies who assisted in the tableaux, who so ably and generouslyassisted them in playing "The Spy of Atlanta." They gave theirservices freely and without hope of reward thereby showing their sympathyand good will for the "Boys who wore the Blue." We will ever holdthem in grateful remembrance and we wish each and everyone of them a longlife, free from "war’s alarms," and the sorrow and sufferingincident to war.

AL. MOWRY, Commander. S. C. LINDSAY, Adjutant.

Arkansas City Republican, January 31, 1885.


Four Star Lectures to be Delivered in Highland Hall.

Opening with George R. Wendling Monday Evening, February 9.

Anna Dickinson, Robert L. Cumnock, and Frank W. Smith to Follow.

J. Allen Whyte, a representative of the Slayton Lyceum Bureau at Chicago,was in the city Tuesday making preparations for the delivery of four lectures.H. P. Farrar, T. H. McLaughlin, Jas. Ridenour, Mowry & Sollitt, SamWile, and Kellogg & Coombs affected the necessary arrangements, andArkansas City will be visited at dates fixed by the committee for thesefour star lectures.

The first lecture will be given on February 9: one week from Monday evening.It will be delivered by Geo. R. Wendling. His subject will be "Personalityof Satan." A number of citizens have heard Mr. Wendling in his celebratedlecture answering Bob Ingersoll. They were captivated by Mr. Wendling bythe delivery of that lecture and will be equally so when they hear him inhis "Personality of Satan."

Arkansas City Republican, January 31, 1885.

Jas. Ridenour, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Benedict, and Chas. Hutchins, membersof the Masonic order here, go to Emporia to attend Grand Chapter and GrandLodge on the 16th of February. They are delegates.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt are repainting their front in elegant style.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1885.

Editor Traveler:

The members of Arkansas City Post, No. 158, desire, through your paper,to return their sincere thanks to the members of the Young People’sSocial Club, to W. D. Mowry, Willie Rike, J. J. Clark, and the young ladieswho assisted in the tableaux, who so nobly and generously assisted themin playing the "Spy of Atlanta." They gave their services freelyand without hope of reward, thereby showing their sympathy and good willfor the "boys who wore the blue." We will ever hold them in gratefulremembrance, and we wish each and every one of them a long and prosperouslife, free from "wars alarms," and the sorrow and suffering incidentto war. S. C. LINDSAY, Adjutant. AL. MOWRY, Commander.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1885.

Stolen. Two Gordon setter dogs. One black with white spot on breast,the other black with red legs and chops, and red spots over eyes. Suitablereward will be given for their return or information of their whereaboutsto HANK MOWRY or O. F. GODFREY.

Arkansas City Republican, February 7, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt have had the front of their drug store repaintedso nicely that you would hardly recognize it. W. M. O’Gilva was theartist.

Arkansas City Republican, February 7, 1885.

Al Mowry is the Conkling of West Bolton township in debates. He is alwaysbilled four weeks ahead. At present he is upholding protective tariff.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 14, 1885.

The members of the Lyceum at Mowry’s schoolhouse are having excellentdebates and splendid entertainments. The Lyceum is thriving. Chas. Wingis president. They meet on Thursday evening of each week. At the meetingof last week Tariff and Free Trade was ably discussed. Last Thursday eveningWoman’s Suffrage was presented pro and con. In our local last weekconcerning the Tariff debate, we said Al. Mowry resided in West Bolton.We meant Bolton. Al. Says he is not the Conkling of that district; and thatPat Summer carries the honors we tried to thrust on Al. [DO THEY MEAN PATSOMERS?]

Arkansas City Republican, February 21, 1885.

Jas. Ridenour, Jas. Benedict, Robert Baird, W. D. Mowry, and Chas. Hutchinswent to Emporia Monday to attend Grand Chapter and Grand Lodge. They camehome yesterday.

Arkansas City Republican, February 28, 1885.

While away on his visit to Emporia, W. D. Mowry visited the state solonsat Topeka. He heard Geo. Anthony "spout" about the soldiers hometo be located at Leavenworth. He wanted the state to appropriate $50,000which that city promised if the Home would be located there. The bill passedthe house but it is to be hoped that it won’t the Senate.

Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.

S. C. Lindsay, Al. Mowry, Capts. Nipp and Thompson, will leave for FortScott to attend the State Encampment of the G. A. R.

Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.

Thursday evening of last week at schoolhouse No. 89 in Bolton, the literarysociety held another debate. This time the question was: "Resolvedthat old bachelors should be taxed to endower marriageable ladies."Al. Mowry espoused the affirmative and Geo. Stevens the negative. Mr. Mowrypresented his arguments so clearly that the judges decided in his favor.Next day Al was very much surprised at having four Pawnee squaws come upto this house and demand their dowry.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 25, 1885.

We understand that some of the boys are under indictment for drunkennessand disorderly conduct at the Mowry Literary last Thursday night. How isthat, Frank, Charley, John, and all the rest of you daisies?

Arkansas City Traveler, March 25, 1885.


Initial steps were taken a week ago last Wednesday for the formationof a musical society, and culminated last Wednesday in the formation ofthe Beethoven Club. The officers elected are as follows.

Geo. E. Hasie, President.

Mrs. Frank Beall, Vice President.

Mrs. Geo. W. Cunningham, Treasurer.

Stacy Matlack, Secretary.

R. W. Campbell, Librarian.

W. D. Mowry was included among the charter members.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 20, 1885.

Memorial Day.

Headquarters Arkansas City Post, No. 158, G. A. R., May 16th, 1885.

Special Orders No. 1.

Pursuant to General Orders, No. 3, from department headquarters, theofficers and members of Arkansas City Post are hereby notified that therewill be a special meeting of the Post at the Post room at 9 o’clocka.m., sharp, on Saturday, May 30th, 1885, for the purpose of repairing tothe cemetery and decorating with flowers the graves of our departed comrades.

The 30th day of May having been constituted a legal holiday, it is earnestlyenjoined upon all to lay aside all secular pursuits and assist us in honoringthe memory of those who died that their country might live.

The Woman’s Relief Corps being a part of the Grand Army of the Republic,the members of that organization are requested to join us in the ceremoniesof Decoration Day.

The order of exercises will be arranged at the regular meeting on May23rd.

ALLEN MOWRY, Post Commander.

A. C. LINDSAY, Adjt.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 20, 1885.

MY IMPROVED CONDITION POWDERS. C. G. THOMPSON, Veterinary Surgeon, ArkansasCity, Kansas. -For Sale by- MOWRY & SOLLITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 27, 1885.


Programme of the Services in Commemoration of the Dead.

Pursuant to order the committee on arrangements appointed by Post No.158, G. A. R., and a committee of ladies to confer with them from the W.R. C., held a meeting on Monday, May 25th, at which time the following programmewas adopted.

The members of the post to meet at their rooms promptly at 9 a.m. sharp,and as soon as equipped to march to Highland Hall, where the two organizationswill unite in the public services laid down by the service book of the order.It is the request of the Commander that the best of order be observed duringour memorial exercises.


1. Assemble at Highland Hall.

2. Prayer by Chaplain.

3. Address by Commander Mowry.

4. Music.

5. Reading orders of the day.

6. Line of march.

7. The procession will move to the cemetery from in front of HighlandHall and proceed there in the following order.

1) Band.

2) Decoration wagon with cenotaph and flowers.

3) Invited organizations and secret societies.

4) Woman’s Relief Corps.

5) Decorated wagon containing little girls and boys.

6) Arkansas City Post G. A. R.

7) City officials in carriages.

8) Citizens in carriages, wagons, and horse back.

At the cemetery the procession will proceed directly to the cenotaphor unknown grave, where the greater part of the cemetery services will beheld, conducted by such officers of the post as are prescribed by the departmentregulations. A salute of eight guns will be given at the conclusion of theservices at the cemetery. The procession will be under conduct of Col. M.N. Sinnott, marshal of the day. It is hoped that good order will be observedon the return from the cemetery. When the parade arrives in front of HighlandHall, it will be dismissed by the officer in charge for rest and refreshments.

The Post, Relief corps, Military, and all organizations as well as citizens,are requested and cordially invited to assemble in Highland Hall at 3 p.m.,where the memorial services will be concluded. Addresses by Judge Sumnerand others, also Post exercises and select readings.

By order of Committee.

G. A. R.: F. Lockley, H. T. Sumner, C. R. Fowler, A. A. Davis.

W. R. C.: Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Bluebaugh, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Hubbard.

COL. SINNOTT, Chief Marshal.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 27, 1885.

I. O. O. F.

At the regular semi-annual election of officers for Arkansas City Lodge,No. 160, which occurred last Monday evening, the following officers wereelected for the ensuing term.

Noble Grand, W. C. Guyer.

Vice Grand, M. C. Copple.

Secretary, W. F. Wallace.

Treasurer, W. J. Gamel.

Representative to Grand Lodge, Geo. W. Ford.

Alternate, Howard McIntire.


Arkansas City Traveler, May 27, 1885.

Is it Cholera?

The above headline is becoming familiar. The epidemic of bowel complainton Long Island last fall, and in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and partsof the South, during the past winter and spring, have each called it out,but have been traced to local causes. Whenever bowel complaint has occurred,it has been so violent as to cause apprehensions of cholera, and the indicationsare that it will be more common than usual during this summer. Every familyshould be prepared for it. There is nothing equal to Chamberlain’sColic, Cholera, and Diarrhoea Remedy, as shown by the thousands who havebeen cured by it; besides it is pleasant to take. It is put up in 25 cent,50 cent, and dollar bottles. Sold by Mowry & Sollitt.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.


Determined to Celebrate the Glorious Fourth of July.

Preparations Being Made to Entertain 25,000 People by the Committee ofArrangements.

Last Monday evening a citizen’s meeting was held in Highland OperaHouse to take steps toward preparing for the Fourth of July. A committeewas appointed to solicit funds and the meeting adjourned. Thursday eveningthe adjourned meeting convened with Judge Sumner presiding, and Judge Kreameras scribe. The soliciting committee reported they had received subscriptionsto the amount of over $500. The report was accepted and the committee instructedto solicit more funds in order that Arkansas City may have the celebrationof the Southwest.

A general arrangement committee of fifteen persons was appointed, consistingof Archie Dunn, R. E. Grubbs, C. R. Sipes, W. D. Kreamer, Capt. C. G. Thompson,W. D. Mowry, John Daniels, W. J. Gray, Ed. Pentecost, J. L. Howard, Al.Daniels, W. M. Blakeney, Robt. Hutchison, Col. Sumner, and Mayor Schiffbauer.

Arkansas City Republican, June 20, 1885.

Will Mowry says at Geuda Springs an ordinance has been passed prohibitinga city officer from loafing around a drug store, billiard hall, saloon,and a house of ill-fame. This is a horrible come off on the drug store.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 4, 1885.

Fourth of July.



1. Prayer by Rev. Witt.

2. Singing by Glee Club.

3. Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Rev. Fleming.

4. Oration by Col. H. T. Sumner.

5. Music.

6. Go to Dinner.

7. 1 o’clock sharp, Singing and Music.

8. 2 o’clock. Tub race. $5.00 purse. C. R. Sipes and W. D. Mowry,Committee.

9. 2:30 o’clock. Greased pig race, $2.00. A. Daniels, Committee.

10. Music.

11. 3 o’clock. Greased pole, $5.00 purse. A. Daniels, Committee.

12. Music.

13. Excursion.

14. Music.

15. 5 o’clock p.m. Indian War Dance.

16. Music.

17. 4 o’clock p.m. Match Game Base Ball for $50.

18. Foot race, $3.00 1st, and $2.00 2nd best.

19. Mule race, $2.00.

20. Sack race, $1.00.

21. 9 o’clock p.m. Grand display of fire works, Balloon ascension,etc.


C. G. THOMPSON, Grand Marshal.

P. S.: Grand Ball at the Opera House at night.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 18, 1885.

34 to 10

Winfield Muffers done up by the Border Club by the Above Score.

The Winfield Cyclones Strike the Arkansas City Border Nine

And Have to Re-Organize.

Damage Done to the Cyclones Something Over $2,000.


Thursday at the Winfield fair grounds the third and last match game ofbase ball was played. The game was for a purse of $100 a side. Wednesdayevening the Cyclones demanded by telephone that $20 of the gate receiptsbe given to their club and the remainder be divided equally between thecontestants. The Border captain refused to do this and the game was declaredoff. When this news became circulated on our streets, the lovers of thegame were greatly disappointed. Thursday morning the members of the Borderclub came together and decided to go and play the game anyway. At 9 a.m.,the club and a number of friends started for the Hub in carriages. Afterdinner the club sought the fair grounds followed by spectators. The gamecommenced at about 3 p.m., with between 600 and 700 spectators present.The Cyclones went to bat first and scored five runs. This caused a thrillof pleasure to run up the backbone of the denizens of Winfield. The Borderclub went to bat on their half of the first inning and only got two runs.This gave the backers of the Cyclones an impetus to squander their money,and in a very short time a considerable sum of money had been wagered byfriends of the clubs.

The Cyclones on the second inning scored a goose egg, while the Borderclub secured two more tallies than on the second for they succeeded in makingtwo runs. The Border club on the third inning got in two more tallies. TheCyclones were still ahead one tally at the close of the third inning. Onthe fourth inning the Cyclones increased their score one tally and the Borderclub four. Cheer after cheer went up as the Border club rung in their talliesand visitors from Arkansas City yelled themselves hoarse from enthusiasm.On the fifth inning the Cyclones went to bat a little nervous and consequentlywere treated to a goose egg. The Border club got in four tallies on theirhalf of the 5th. Excitement ran higher than ever and the backers of theCyclones began to visibly weaken. The sixth inning the Cyclones securedone tally and the Border club 13. This capped the climax. Parties from ArkansasCity went wild from enthusiasm. The seventh inning the Cyclones scored onetally and the Border club received their first and last goose egg of thegame. The eight and ninth innings the Cyclones received two more beautifulgoose eggs, while the Border club made three runs on the eight and fouron the ninth. This ended the game, the score standing 34 to 10 in favorof the Border club.

The following are the runs and outs made by each member of the two clubs...[SKIPPINGALL BUT NAMES OF PLAYERS].

CYCLONES: Beam, Jones, Gray, Land, Holbrook, McClelland, Smith, McMullen,and Leland.

BORDER CLUB: Godfrey, McGerry, Perryman, Hilliard, Geo. Wilson, Miller,Jos. Wilson, Chas. Wright, and Frank Wright.

The umpire was a brakeman from here. He gave satisfaction, we understand,to both clubs. The Cyclones did poorer playing, not coming up to the gameon the 4th. The Border Club played carefully and surely. The Cyclones triedto twist out, but the Border Club had too firm a grip on them. We suggestthat the Cyclones remodel their name; for instance, say, to the "GentleKansas Zephyrs."

On the third inning O. F. Godfrey got tripped by being hit. Of course,the Border Nine put in a substitute. The Cyclones began to cry, "rats,rats." They thought it was just a come-off to put in a better player.The substitute’s name was Roach, and he was about equal to Godfrey.Ery Miller did some excellent playing on first base and some heavy batting.Frank Perryman pitched for the Border Nine and the trouble with the Cycloneswas that they were unable to hit his balls. The Border Nine pounded theCyclones’ pitcher all to pieces. They changed on the 6th inning, butthis did not put a stop to the rapid increase of the Border’s score.Nearly three and a half hours were consumed in playing the game.

The man who tended the gate announced only $40.45 receipts. There werefully 600 persons present; 25 cents was the admission price. There is something"rotten in Denmark," and we trust the Cyclones will blow the matterstraight.


Captain Perryman delivered straight, swift balls Thursday. A sore fingerprevented his pitching curves.

Catcher Joe Wilson had a finger partially dislocated. Geo. Wright mendedmatters and Joe went right along.

Miller is immense all around.

Frank Wright is the favorite with the crowd.

Charley Wright can play anywhere. He is a handsome runner.

The new third baseman, McGerry, did not disappoint anyone. He throwsbeautifully.

Godfrey’s substitute played center field well.

Charley Hilliard did excellent fielding and base running. He and JoeWilson are the good natured members.

Right fielder Geo. Wilson was not feeling well, but stuck to the work.

The Arkansas City crowd did effective work with the lungs, the Winfieldcrowd with the lower lip.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell, Fred Farrar, F. J. Hess, Will D. Mowry, A. D. Hawk,Frank Grosscup, Jerry Adams, Leavitt Coburn, W. H. Nelson, Dr. Wright, Dr.Geo. Wright, and several other businessmen went up on the 3:05 p.m. trainto see the game.

Joe Finkleburg presented Ery Miller with a $3 hat yesterday morning onaccount of his excellent playing in the game of Thursday. W. D. Mowry presentedhim with a handsome bat. C. C. Sollitt presented Frank Perryman with a batalso, for the good service he rendered.

Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.

Will D. Mowry solicited the base ball purse from the lovers of that gamefor the 4th of July. The Border boys extend Will many thanks.

Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Mowry went to Wichita Monday. Mr. Mowry came home Tuesdaylast, but Mrs. Mowry will visit friends in that city a few weeks.

Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.

Will Mowry, while in Wichita Monday, met Robt. Maxwell. Bob has a lucrativesituation in H. M. Stewart’s drug store. He sent the necessary wherewithfor the REPUBLICAN down with Mr. Mowry. The REPUBLICAN and Bob both extendthanks to Will for the accommodation he rendered them.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.

The schoolhouse in district No. 89, East Bolton, known as the Dickensonand Mowry school, has had its names changed, and is now called the I X Lschool.

Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.


Half a Block on Summit Street Goes Up In Smoke.

On Monday night about 11:30 the cry of fire was raised. Among the firstattracted by the alarm were Frank Schiffbauer, mayor of the city, and Capt.Rarick, deputy sheriff, who were just parting for the night on the FirstNational Bank corner. They ran in the direction of the cry, and seeing ablaze in the rear of the New York Restaurant, ran for the hose reel, andin five or six minutes returned to the same. The flames had burst forthin the meantime, and were making rapid headway, the building being of frame,and similar buildings adjoining it on both sides. A crowd gathered, andamong the foremost to act was Charley Halloway, who kicked in the glazeddoor of Grimes & Son’s drug store, and walked through the buildingwith a view of saving its contents. He found the fire had extended to therear portion of the store, and an explosion of some vessel a short distancein front of him, which scattered fragments wounding both his hands, cautionedhim that he was in an unsafe place. An attempt was made to attach the hoseto the hydrant, but some trouble was experienced in detaching the cap. Duringthis while the flames spread rapidly, the wind which fortunately was light,driving the fire in the direction of Central Avenue. Heitkam’s tailorstore and a barber shop were on the lot south of the New York Restaurant,and the occupants were promptly on hand to save their stock and furniturefrom the devouring element. Mr. Heitkam saved half of his stock of clothand made up suits, but the frame buildings with their combustible contents,burned so fiercely that the feeble efforts at extinguishing it were hardlyperceptible. In half an hour the buildings extending north to Central Avenuewere in a blaze, and it was evident that no power could be exerted to savethem. Crowds of men worked diligently to rescue what was portable, but confusionprevailed, and there was no intelligent direction given to their efforts.The St. Louis Restaurant, Grimes & Son’s drug store, Bundrem’sbutcher shop, and Means’ implement store were by 12 o’clock inthe vortex of the flames, and brief time was afforded the willing workersto rescue the doomed property from destruction. To save Mowry & Sollitt’sbrick drug store, Kroenert & Austin’s grocery store, on the lotadjoining, was pulled down, which stopped the progress of the flames ina southward direction. Mowry & Sollitt, fearing their store would beinvolved, began moving their stock; but on the suggestion of Capt. Thompsonthat the risk was less to let their goods remain, the hasty tearing up wasdiscontinued, and they escaped with slight loss. Being checked on the southside and isolated at the other end by the width of the street, the fireabated about an hour after a bad burst forth, and spread over no more territory.The stream from the hydrant was kept up through the night cooling the smolderingembers, and when the business of the next day opened, the sight was presentedto the beholder of half a block on our main business street being laid inruins. D. L. Means loses $3,000 in his stock, his insurance is $1,000. Kroenert& Austin suffer quite as seriously. C. A. Burnett estimates his lossat $2,400; he has $1,500 insurance. The buildings being rated as extra hazardous,and the rate of insurance 7 percent, owners and occupants were chary ofsecuring themselves on heavy sums. The following is a list of the lossesand insurance.

Lot 1. Lot and building owned by W. Benedict. Insured for $500. Occupiedby D. L. Means, insured in North American for $1,000.

Lot 2. Lot and building owned by Dr. Shepard. Insured for $800 in SpringfieldInsurance Co. Occupied by Charley Bundrem as a meat market, who was insuredfor $300 in the New York Alliance, and by J. T. Grimes & Son, druggists,who carried $500 insurance in the Pennsylvania and the same amount in theLiverpool, London & Globe.

Lot 3. Lot and building owned by Mrs. Benedict and occupied by C. A.Burnett, as the St. Louis Restaurant. Building uninsured; stock insuredfor $1,500 in equal amounts in the Mechanics of Milwaukee, the NorthwesternNational, and the Connecticut.

Lot 4. Lot and building owned by S. H. Pickle, who is now absent in Springlake,Ohio. Occupied by O. F. Lang as the New York Restaurant. Stock insured for$500 in the Home Mutual.

Lot 5, with the frame building thereon, is owned by J. H. Sherburne—uninsured.Its occupants were A. G. Heitkam, tailor, insured for $800; half in theGlens’ Falls and half in the Fire Insurance of England; and a Germanbarber, who carried no insurance.

Lot 6, and the grocery that stood thereon, were owned and occupied byKroenert & Austin, who carried $500 insurance on the building in theNorth American, and the same amount on the stock.


Mr. Hollaway [EARLIER THEY HAD HALLOWAY ???] received a severe bruisein the hand from an ax in the hands of an excited individual, who broughthis weapon down on the hydrant while he was unscrewing the cap with a wrench.

The insurance of Dr. Shepard on his building ran out at noon on the dayof the fire; but his agent, Frank Hess, had written him another policy,thus saving him from loss.

It is said that Charley Bundrem had $187 in greenbacks placed under hispillow, which went to feed the flames.

The fall of an awning struck City Marshal Gray to the ground, and hecame near being badly scorched.

A young man in the employ of C. A. Burnett lost everything in the fireexcept the clothes he stands in.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 25, 1885.

In Honor of the Dead Hero.

The Grant mass meeting of the citizens at Highland Opera House Thursdayevening was well attended. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Schiffbauerand Judge Sumner was chosen chairman and Frederick Lockley secretary. Themeeting was held in respect of the dead hero, Gen. Grant, and to make preparationsfor the observance of his funeral. Remarks were made by Chairman Sumner,Revs. Fleming, Campbell, and Buckner, T. J. Stafford, and others. Committeeswere appointed as follows.

On arrangements: A. J. Pyburn, Cal. Dean, Frederic Lockley, Revs. Campbell,and Buckner, Al. Mowry, and Maj. Sleeth.

On resolutions: Frederic Lockley, Judge McIntire, and Maj. Sleeth.

The G. A. R. appointed the following committee on arrangements, whichunites with the citizen’s committee. Dr. C. R. Fowler, J. P. Musselman,Jim Ridenour, S. J. Rice, S. C. Lindsay, D. D. Bishop, and Col. E. Neff.The committee were instructed to meet at the Mayor’s office yesterdaymorning at 9 o’clock and report, and the meeting adjourned.

At 9:30 yesterday Mayor Schiffbauer called the committees to order andpresided over the meeting. R. C. Howard was chosen secretary.

It was moved and seconded that the Opera House be utilized to hold theexercises in, and if that proved too small to accommodate the crowd thatone of the churches of the city be held in reserve, and have memorial exercisesat both places. And also that the military exercises be turned over to theGrand Army.

It was decided not to have an orator of the day, but that each speakerbe limited to ten minutes’ time, and that an invitation be extendedto the ministry of the city and the legal fraternity and others to furnishthese speeches.

The secretary was requested to inform Prof. J. W. Duncan that he hadbeen selected by the committee to take charge of the singing exercises andthat he also be instructed to extend an invitation to each church choirto join him in the furnishing of the music.

It was thought best to do nothing further until it was ascertained whenthe funeral would occur and see if a proclamation would not be issued directingthe arrangement of the programme either from the president or commander-in-chiefof the Grand Army.

On motion the meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the chairman.

Arkansas City Republican, July 25, 1885.


Arkansas City Visited Once Again by the Devouring Flames.

Last Monday night between 11 and 12 o’clock the cry of "fire"rang out upon the still night, and the gentle Kansas zephyrs wafted thesound to the ponderous ears of the REPUBLICAN reporter. Springing from ourbed, of down—on the floor—we hastily donned the first articlewe placed our hands on and started on a dead run for the scene of the conflagration.We were among the first to arrive and we found the St. Louis Restaurantand Grimes & Son’s Drug Store almost enveloped in flames. The firehad gained so much headway that it was impossible to put it out.

The predominating idea was to save Mowry & Sollitt’s brick drugstore, and leave the old frame buildings go. In accordance with the view,the hose was turned on the Pickle building while the excited populace attemptedto tear down the building occupied by A. G. Heitkam with his tailoring establishment,but the heat from the burning buildings was so excessive that the crowdturned its efforts to tearing out the Diamond Front building.

The fire spread in both directions and in 20 minutes after the originof the fire, the St. Louis Restaurant, Grimes & Son’s Drug Store,Chas. Bundrem’s Meat Shop, D. L. Means’ Implement House, and O.F. Lang’s Restaurant were in ashes.

By the time the fire had got a good hold on Heitkam’s Tailor Shop,the Diamond Front building had been torn out and the brick drug store wassaved.

The nine buildings were burned in about one hour and a quarter. Afteronce getting a start, they went as if they had been saturated with coaloil. They were so dry and old that it is a wonder that the fire was notconveyed across the street by the great heat. The wind hardly stirred andby persistent efforts of everyone, the fire did not get into the brick buildings.

The fire originated in the rear of the St. Louis Restaurant. T. S. Moorhead,who rooms over C. R. Sipes’ Hardware Store across the street, was sittingin the window of his room and saw the flames burst forth from that establishment.Some say the fire originated in the New York Restaurant, but it is a mistake,for when the REPUBLICAN representative arrived on the scene, this buildinghad not caught fire. No one knows positively how the fire started, but themost probable theory advanced is that a tallow candle had been left burningin the St. Louis Restaurant, sitting on a board; and that the candle burneddown to the board, setting it on fire. The flames were spread by the meltedtallow on the board until they got a good start, and by the time it wasdiscovered, they were past subjection. C. A. Burnett, the proprietor ofthe restaurant, had gone home, but we are informed that one of the employeeswas sitting in the business room asleep in a chair.


D. L. Means occupied the corner room with an implement stock. He carrieda $3,000 stock and had only $1,000 of insurance. James Benedict owned thebuilding and was carrying $500 insurance. His loss is probably in the neighborhoodof $500.

The two next buildings were owned by Dr. J. T. Shepard and were occupiedby Chas. Bundrem with his meat market and Grimes & Son with their drugstock. The doctor had $800 insurance on his buildings. Chas. Bundrem had$600 on his shop fixtures and Grimes & Son $1,500 on their drug stock.Dr. Shepard’s loss above insurance was about $600, Mr. Bundrem about$300, and Grimes & Son about $1,300.

The building owned by Mrs. Wm. Benedict was insured for $300. Her losswas about $500 above insurance. C. A. Burnett occupied the building withhis restaurant stock valued by him at $2,500. His insurance was $1,500.

John Gibson occupied the next room with his barber shop; he was insuredfor $350. He saved about half of his fixtures.

The next building was owned by S. B. Pickle and was not insured. O. P.Lang occupied it with his New York Restaurant stock. Mr. Lang carried $500insurance and his loss was $500 above that amount.

The next was the barber shop of Frank Perryman. He saved all of his goods.

The building occupied by A. G. Heitkam was owned by J. H. Sherburne andwas not insured. Mr. Heitkam carried $800 insurance on his own stock. Hisloss was about $400.

Next and last was the Diamond Front, owned by Kroenert & Austin.They carried insurance to the sum of $1,000 on the building and grocerystock. Their loss above insurance was $2,000.

Ivan Robinson’s coal scales burned. Loss $200; no insurance.


D. L. Means has resumed business. He is now located in the first buildingwest of his former Shabby Front. See his ad upon the inside of the REPUBLICAN.

Arkansas City Coal Company have commenced business again. Its officeis one block west, where it was located before the fire.

Chas. Bundrem will open his meat market as soon as he can obtain a room.

C. A. Burnett will not open his restaurant again for awhile.

John Gibson will commence barbering as soon as he can get a room.

A. G. Heitkam will be on deck in a few days. He is busy hunting for aroom.

Kroenert & Austin removed the stock saved from the burned DiamondFront to the skating rink room. This firm is fortunate in having two storesin operation. They can go right on and supply their trade without any hesitancy.

Some of the lot owners of the burnt district talk of re-building.

The crowd was bubbling over from excitement. Several parties fastenedropes to the Steadman Building and were pulling it to pieces, but were stoppedby some clearheaded individual.

Ery Miller and C. Mead did good work with the hose in staying the flames.

Grimes & Son’s statements were destroyed. We feel sorry forJudge Gans’ pocket book this month.

Dave Beatty rushed into his meat shop, rolled out the meat blocks, pitchedthe scales out in the street, carried his ice from the refrigerator intothe street, removed his stock of meat to across the canal, and then carriedthem all back the next morning. Probably Dave was the most excited man intown unless it was H. P. Farrar, who attached a rope to a maple tree andwas trying to pull it out by the roots. He did not succeed.

Charley Hilliard saved an armful of broken ball bats.

Frank Hess had about $6,000 worth of insurance in the "burnt district."Snyder & Hutchison about $2,000; Meigs & Nelson, $850; Collins &Perry, $1,000; and J. L. Howard, $400.

We frequently hear those non-excitable people telling just how they couldhave put out the fire, but they took good care to stand off at a safe distancewhile the fire was raging. It was the excitable people who did the effectivework.

Now is a good time to talk a system of water works. If we must have fires,we must have something to fight them with.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

My Improved CONDITION POWDERS. C. G. THOMPSON, Veterinary Surgeon, ArkansasCity, Kansas, -For Sale by- MOWRY & SOLLITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 29, 1885.

In the City.

The news of the death of Gen. Grant reached this city early on the morningof the 23rd, and was communicated rapidly from mouth to mouth until thesad intelligence was soon known to all our citizens. At noon, on requestof the mayor, the business houses were closed, Summit St. presenting a sombreappearance from the heavy drapery suspended from nearly every building.In the evening a meeting was held in Highland Hall, the Arkansas City postof veterans being there in full force. Col. H. T. Sumner presided, and MayorSchiffbauer was elected Secretary. Rev. S. B. Fleming opened the proceedingswith an appropriate prayer. Speakers being called for to express the feelingof the community at the sad loss that has befallen the country, it was determinedto postpone all such exercises until the day of the funeral, as the bereavementwas too recent for any speaker fittingly to dwell upon our loss. A committeeon resolutions was appointed, and also one on arrangements, which lattercommittee met in the city council chamber the next morning, the mayor presiding.After an informal discussion, it was considered expedient to defray arrangementsuntil the day set for the funeral should be made known, and the proclamationof Governor Martin for the proper observance of the day should be published.It has since been announced that Saturday, Aug. 8th, has been set for thefuneral ceremonies, the remains of the illustrious deceased to be buriedin Central Park, New York. The funeral will be a national one, and the conductof the same under the direction of the war department. By order of the secretaryof war, General Hanco*ck will take charge of the military arrangements.


Arkansas City Traveler, July 29, 1885.

Preparing for the Cholera. Chamberlain & Co., of Des Moines, Iowa,have received five carloads of bottles so as to be prepared to supply Chamberlain’sColic, Cholera, and Diarrhea Remedy, in case bowel complaints or Choleraare epidemic this summer. Their preparation is a success and a great favoritefor bowel complaints throughout the northwest. Sold by Mowry & Sollitt.

Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.

Mrs. W. D. Mowry returned home from Wichita Tuesday somewhat improvedin health.

Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.

Will Mowry went to Wichita Tuesday to witness the match game of baseball between the Border club and the Wichita’s, and also to accompanyhis wife on her return home.

Arkansas City Republican, August 1, 1885.

De Memoriam.

The following orders from the G. A. R. in relation to the death of GeneralGrant have been handed us for publication.




General order No. 6

WICHITA, KANSAS, July 23, 1885.

It is with profound sorrow that these Headquarters learn of the deathof our eminent comrade, Gen. U. S. Grant, and, believing that the entirecomradeship of this Department will join in showing respect for the nobledeceased by proper memorial services, it is therefore ordered that the Postsof this Department meet at their respective post-rooms, or other placesof public assembly, on the day and hour named for burial, where memorialservices will be held in accordance with the service book of our order.By the command of

M. STEWART, Dept. Commander.

L. N. WOODco*ck, Asst. Adjt. Genl.


In compliance with general order No. 6, from department headquarters,it comes in the province of duty of these headquarters to assemble the Postto pay the last tribute of respect to our dead comrade, U. S. Grant.

It is therefore ordered that Arkansas City Post No. 158, G. A. R., assemblepromptly at their post-room at 1 p.m. sharp, Saturday, August 8th. Comradesare requested to wear memorial badges and uniforms, as far as practicable.Post will be formed in front of their hall and march to Highland Hall, wherethe memorial exercises will be held during the afternoon. All ex-soldiers,whether members of the Grand Army or not, are cordially invited to jointhe line and participate.

Comrades, let there be no cold reserve or hesitancy in this matter, andlet every old soldier bring his offering and lay it upon the tomb of ourdead hero.

A. MOWRY, Commander.

C. R. FOWLER, Adjt.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 8, 1885.


Mowry & Sollitt’s Safe Blown Open, But the Burglars Scared

Away Before They Secured Their Booty.

Thursday night at 12 o’clock, just as Night-watchman Johnson wasrounding the corner of Fifth Avenue and Summit Street, he saw a flash offire in Mowry & Sollitt’s Drug Store and then heard an explosion.He tapped on the stone pavement with his cane to summon Night-watch Stafford,but that official was not in hearing. He went down and looked in the frontwindow, but could see nothing but smelled burnt powder. He went down toW. D. Mowry’s residence and awakened him that an explosion had occurredin his store, but saying nothing concerning the flash. Mr. Mowry dressedand came up to the store with Johnson, supposing that the explosion hadbeen caused by some temporary shelving, loaded with stock, giving away andmaking the crash. Not until the front door had been unlocked, did Mr. Mowryknow there were burglars in the store and then he heard them going out theback door; and before anything could be done, the burglars had made goodtheir escape.

On examination, they found the outside safe door had been blown off andbadly demolished. The door, in falling, had dropped out partly on a cellardoor, striking some shelving, and then fell back against the inside door.Only one man must have been at work upon the inside for a pick had beenused in trying to dislodge the door from its position, but his efforts werefutile. As much as three-quarters of an hour must have elapsed between thetime of the explosion and the time when Mr. Mowry arrived on the scene,so if there had been more than one man, the door would have been easilyremoved, as it was next morning. The hole in the door was drilled aboutsix inches below the knob, and was made by a three-eighths inch drill. Aterrible charge of power must have been put in, as the iron bolts were bentand the hinges broken.

It is supposed that the burglar or burglars entered through a west cellarwindow and came upstairs through the cellar door, and gone through the drawersthe first thing, getting some $5. In the safe there was about $50 and somejewelry, besides other valuables.

No clue has been disclosed that will lead to the finding of the safe-blower.By the side of the safe, a brace and chisel, belonging to John Daniels,the blacksmith, was found. It is supposed that the burglar or burglars hadgone to Mr. Daniels’ shop and purloined the tools.

During Thursday afternoon two strangers went to G. W. Miller, the blacksmith,showed him a piece of steel, and asked him if he could make a drill thatwould perforate it. Mr. Miller informed them he could and went to work anddrilled a hole through the steel, breaking the drill in the operation. Mr.Miller does not know whether any of his drills are missing or not, but itwould have been very easy for them to take one. Mr. Miller describes themen as being genteel looking. One was about 45 years of age, smooth faceand very full, heavy build, medium height, and his hair streaked with gray.The other one was a middle aged man and had long black whiskers. These menare supposed by all to be the burglars. They may have been experts at thebusiness, but their work done here shows considerable bungling.

A man representing the Hall Safe & Lock Co., was in the store tosee Messrs. Mowry & Sollitt about purchasing a safe. It seems strangethat the safe should be blown open the same night of the day he called onthe firm. As yet, the entire affair is a mystery. We furnish the above factsand let our readers draw their own conclusions. But one thing is certain;hereafter, the REPUBLICAN will leave a card on top of its safe—15 centpurse—explanatory of the combination of the lock.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 8, 1885.

The Liquor Traffic.

The liquor trade of the county for July seems to have been an exceptionallygood one; in fact, the best since the inauguration of free whiskey. Thetotal number of statements filed for last month is 3,079, against 3,052for May and 2,607 for June.

Compared with last month Arkansas City has dropped a little—verylittle—in number of statements while Winfield has pulled up a notchor two. The former phenomena may be accounted for by the burning out ofbrother Grimes, who had latterly stood well to the front in amount of whiskeydisposed of.

These 3,079 statements are divided among the various towns and dealersas follows.

Winfield: Harter, 122; Glass, 132; Brown & Son, 259; Williams, 208.Total: 711.

Arkansas City: Steinberger, 536; Fairclo, 208; Eddy, 208; Mowry &Sollitt, 236; Kellogg & Coombs, 290. Total: 1,584.


[1,548 - 1,478 = 70 less than paper shows!]

Burden: Woolsey, 355.

Grand Summit: Avery, 155.

Dexter: Phelps, 182.

Cambridge: Rule, 20.

Udall: Martin, 69; Roberts, 103.

These statements represent a nice little harvest to the probate judgefor this month of $159.95. Winfield Telegram.


In justice to our druggists and the name of our city, the REPUBLICANannounces that it is informed by Judge Gans that fully one-half of the statementsfiled by our druggists are for parties residing in the Territory. Whilethe Winfield men claim we drink so much, the fact is we do not consume asmuch liquor as the inhabitants of the Hub. Our Territory trade is all filedfrom Arkansas City.

Arkansas City Republican, August 8, 1885.

S. E. Pollock was suddenly taken ill Tuesday morning in Mowry & Sollitt’sdrug store and as he went to pass out of the door to go home, he faintedaway, falling against the door and bruising his forehead quite badly. Bythe timely aid of Dr. Westfall, he was able to travel in a short time.

Arkansas City Republican, August 22, 1885.


Henry Mowry Shoots James P. Smith Dead in the Alley At the Rear

Of O. P. Houghton’s Store.

The Murderer Captured After an Exciting Chase of Several Squares,

On Being Wounded by Pistol Shots from One of His Pursuers.

Between 5 and 6 o’clock, just as the REPUBLICAN was making readyto go to press last evening, a firing of fire-arms was distinctly heardin the rear of O. P. Houghton’s dry goods store. Rushing from our officeup on to the street, we saw a number of our citizens running very hurriedlyfor the alley and in pursuit of a man fleeing south, who carried a shotgun. The police were after him and the excited crowd was crying out "shoothim." Several shots were fired, but none seemed to take effect. Goingto the rear of O. P. Houghton’s store, where a knot of men were assembled,we saw a man lying upon the ground with the life blood gushing from a seepingwound in the left side of his neck. The blood flowed in an exceeding largestream and it was evident that the wounded man had not long to live. Physicianswere summoned. Drs. Sparks, Westfall, and Geo. Wright were there in aboutthree minutes of the shooting. They stanched the flow of blood as soon aspossible and carried the wounded man into Mr. Houghton’s store, wherehe died at about 7:30 p.m. In the meantime the crowd and police followedthe fugitive up the alley to 4th avenue and thence two squares west, wherehe was captured. During the chase west on 4th avenue several shots wereexchanged between the pursued and pursuers, and one shot took effect inthe former a short distance below the groin, passing through the fat partof his thigh. The bullet had struck his watch and glanced downward, therebysaving his life. The captured man proved to be Henry Mowry, known to allas "Hank" Mowry. The man whom he had shot was Jas. P. Smith, theproprietor of a brickyard in the vicinity of Harmon’s Ford.

The prisoner after the capture was conveyed to the Occidental Hotel,where physicians were summoned and his wound dressed.

The cause of the trouble was about as follows.

Henry Mowry on Friday afternoon went to the residence of O. F. Godfrey.Mr. Mowry had been at one time an intimate friend of the Godfrey family,sometime ago boarding at their house. Not long since he was requested toseek other quarters on account of dissatis-faction. He took rooms at theOccidental; but paid visits, according to Mrs. Godfrey’s testimony,to the house, and she had told him she wished that he would remain away,but he refused to do so. Yesterday afternoon he paid three visits to thehouse. The first was a short time after dinner. Mr. Godfrey was not at home.As an excuse for coming, Mowry said he had brought down some wheat for thebirds. He also told Mrs. Godfrey that he was infatuated with her. She requestedhim to leave or she would tell her husband, who would make him. He leftand in about 20 minutes returned with a double barreled shot gun. She sawhim coming and ran into her bedroom and locked the door. He came on in thehouse, and by promising not to hurt her, persuaded her to come out of theroom. In the conversation which followed, she again asked him to leave andhe reiterated his demands that she would not tell her husband, and threatenedher, saying he would just as leave kill her and perhaps would before night.After this Mowry took his departure and Mrs. Godfrey sent her son afterMr. Godfrey. A few minutes after he had been home, Mowry returned for thethird time. They saw him coming and went into the dining room. Mowry cameup to the front gate. Godfrey called to him not to come in. He made somekind of a reply, raised his gun, and fired through the front window intothe bedroom, the shot passing through a partition wall. In a few secondshe fired again, the shot having the same range as the first. He then proceededto load his gun as he walked rapidly north on 7th street until he arrivedat 7th avenue, where he broke into a run and came west to Summit, comingsouth on Summit to Central Avenue and then running west obliquely to thealley where the fatal shot was fired. Along Mowry’s run, citizens beganto give chase to capture the fugitive.

It is not known where the deceased entered the pursuit, but by the timeMowry was abreast of the rear of O. P. Houghton’s store, he was nota dozen paces behind him. At this moment Mowry turned and commanded hispursuer to halt. Smith stopped, and Mowry turned and started again, whileSmith took after him again. Mowry again turned, and commanded Smith to stop,which the latter did not do. Mowry raised his gun and fired, when he wasin about ten or twelve feet of him. The entire charge took effect in theleft jaw and neck. Smith fell forward upon his hands and knees, while themurderer ran on down the alley. At the post mortem examination of the wound,made by Drs. Sparks and Westfall, during the coroner’s inquest, lastnight, they stated that "the main wound was two inches below the lobeof the left ear, and two inches to the centre of it, and to the front ofthe posterior angle of the lower jaw. One-and-a-half inches of the lowerjaw was carried away; and that the left anterior temporal artery was wounded;also the left jugular vein." In the minds of the examining physicians,the wound was sufficient to cause death.

The coroner’s jury after investigation rendered a verdict that JamesP. Smith came to his death by a gun in the hands of Henry Mowry being dischargedby him feloniously to kill and murder. The investigation lasted until 3a.m. The jury was composed of E. P. Greer, R. C. Howard, S. C. Lindsay,Chas. Bryant, Ira Barnett, and J. B. Nipp. County Attorney Asp, being awayfrom home, Senator Hackney came down to attend the case.

The prisoner was kept at the Occidental Hotel all night under a strongguard. When he was first captured, the talk of lynching was so strong thatthe Arkansas Valley Guards were put on duty to patrol the streets and squelchall rising of indignant citizens, besides a large number of extra policebeing distributed through the hallways of the hotel.

He was taken to Winfield this morning on the early train and placed injail. The prisoner when first arrested was defiant, but later in the eveninghe gave away and expressed fears of being lynched. When the writer in companywith the coroner went to see him he talked rationally and answered questionsquite readily. He kept his eyes covered with his hands and did not onceremove them while we were in the room.

The prisoner is about 40 years of age, and belongs to one of the firstfamilies of the lower Arkansas Valley. His parents reside in Bolton Township.One of the most heart-rendering scenes we ever witnessed in our lives waswhen his mother was brought to his bedside. No pen could paint the anguishof that mother and the eyes of the many spectators were moistened as herpitiful moans fell upon their ears as she was brought into the hotel.

The deceased, James P. Smith, was a married man and was 40 years of age.He was a peaceable citizen and universally esteemed. He leaves his wifeand two small children. Mrs. Smith has been sick in bed for some time, andthe shock to her is almost more than the poor woman can bear. Upon the newsbeing broken to her, it prostrated her so that she was unable to be conveyedto the side of her dying husband until a few moments before he died. Hedid not recognize her. Our heart fails us! We dare not speak of the pitifulscene which occurred at the dying bedside.

It is supposed that Mowry was under the influence of intoxicants whenhe enacted the horrible tragedy, although he was not a drinking man. Hiswound was not a severe one, being only an injury of the flesh.

This affair is the most horrible one in the annals of Arkansas City.It is regretted by all. The sympathy of the community is extended to bothfamilies. The blow is very severe to them and especially so to Mrs. Smith,who is in a bad condition to have such a bereavement befall her.

A. G. Lowe was the first person to lay hands on the prisoner. When buta few feet from him, Mowry raised his gun and fired at him. Several shotstook effect in Lowe’s leg, but most of the charge spent its force inthe ground in front of Mr. Lowe.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 29, 1885.

Our New Business Blocks.

From time to time the REPUBLICAN has made mention of the various handsomebusiness blocks as they commenced erection, but we have never gone intodetails.

We begin with the elegant stone block of C. D. Burroughs, lately of Chicago,on South Summit street. The block is composed of two good business rooms,each 25 x 75 feet. The second story is made up of office rooms, there being17 of them. The block is built of stone. The front is made out of stonetaken from Parkins’ quarry north of town. When first taken from thequarry, the stone is soft and easily sawed into shape and dressed. As thestone stands in the weather, it hardens and the longer it remains there,the harder it becomes. The stone is a species of the sandstone, and we doubtif there is any better stone for store fronts in the state than can be obtainedat Parkins’ quarry. Mitts & Jones are the architects and buildersof the block, and when completed they will have a representation of theirskill as mechanics of which they have no need to be ashamed. G. W. Miller& Co., furnishes the galvanized iron cornice for this block. They manufactureit themselves. The materials in the entire building are home products.

The next handsome business room, which is almost ready for occupancy,on South Summit street, is that of Frick Bros. The building is 25 x 80 feet,and built entirely of brick. It is two stories high with a commodious basem*nt.Wm. Gall is the architect and contractor. The building has been appelledthe Cresswell block. Messrs. Frick Bros. are young and energetic businessmenwho came here from Pennsylvania about 12 months ago. They thought ArkansasCity was a desirable locality in which to locate. They have faith in thefuture of our city and have shown it by the willingness to invest a portionof their capital in real estate. Messrs. Frick Bros. are also the proprietorsof the Arkansas City Coal Co., and are doing a good business. This new roomwill be occupied by S. F. Steinberger.

Hermann Godehard has his business room nearly completed. It is 25 x 100feet; two stories high; and is built of stone with a handsome brick front.Wm. Gall is also the architect and contractor of this block. Mr. Godehardwill, in a few days, occupy his new room with his grocery and bakery. ByMr. Godehard erecting his substantial block, he has caused to be taken awayan old fire trap of a building which was located between the room he nowoccupies and the Occidental Hotel. Mr. Godehard’s improvement is acredit to Arkansas City.

O. P. Houghton has just completed his addition of 26 x 50 feet to hisbusiness room. This makes his store room extend to the alley, a distanceof 132 feet. Mr. Houghton uses his addition for his display of carpets andready made clothing.

G. W. Miller & Co., moved into their new quarters Tuesday. Theirbusiness room is about completed, except some of the finishing touches.The block is two stories and is 25 x 75 feet; is built of stone with a handsomebrick frontage. The brick was furnished by James P. Smith, the man shotby Henry Mowry, from his kiln at Harmon’s Ford, and clearly demonstratesthat good brick can be manufactured as cheaply in this vicinity as elsewhere.The cornice was manufactured in the tin shop of Miller & Co., and doesthem credit as mechanics. It is a beautiful cornice and sets the buildingoff in grand style.

Dr. A. J. Chapel and D. W. Bishop are having erected their business block.It is composed of two storerooms below, each 25 x 80 feet, and office roomsabove. The block is built of stone with brick fronts. J. Q. Ashton is thecontractor for the stone work. Dr. Chapel’s room has been leased byJerome Steele for an eastern gentleman, who desires to locate in ArkansasCity and engage in the mercantile business. Chas. Bundrem has leased Mr.Bishop’s room and will occupy it with his meat market. This block hasbeen receiving the plastering this week and will be ready for occupancyin a few days. J. H. Trask is the architect of the building and did thewood work of the block.

T. H. McLaughlin is the gentleman who has the business block in courseof erection on North Summit street. The block is two stories and containstwo commodious business rooms, each 25 x 80 feet. It is built of stone witha brick front. Workmen are now busily engaged in putting up the second story.Mr. McLaughlin is one of the pioneers of Arkansas City, and has erectedseveral substantial blocks. Dawson and Hight are the builders and architects.

In the above we briefly describe all the business blocks now in courseof erection and nearly completed. They are all good and substantial buildingsof which any city might be proud.

Kroenert & Austin will soon commence the building of their businessroom; and J. C. Topliff will put up a block just south of the Hasie Block.

The Johnson Loan and Trust Co., Maj. Sleeth, and H. P. Farrar will putup two business blocks next spring.

Other parties are talking of building, but have done nothing definitelytowards it. Arkansas City booms away ahead of any other town in the state.What other town is there that can give such a grand showing?

Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.


The Murderer in Bad Shape—Other Minorities of Interest.

Henry Mowry, the murderer of J. P. Smith at Arkansas City, Friday, isin bad physical condition. The wound is all right, doing well, but his nervesappear to be shattered. He has fully awakened to the reality of his terriblecrime and for forty-eight hours he didn’t close his eyes in sleep.Dr. Mendenhall has been employed by his brothers, Al. and Will. Smith, whohave been at the jail with Henry most of the time since Saturday. Sundaymorning Henry had a dozen or more spasms, his frame in a perfect rack, andhe had to be held in bed.

During these spasms and struggles, his mind ran on his enamorer, andhe said, "Give me my child; she’ll get away with it!" "Yet,you’ll go back on me after getting down on your knees to me, will you?"

Opiates only seemed to string him up until last night, when he relaxedand got rest. This morning his mind is clear, but he was too weak physicallyfor an interview. His relatives take the terrible affair with deep distress.

Jennings & Troup, of this city, and Hon. David Overmyer, of Topeka,will be the attorneys for the defense.

The excitement at Arkansas City has quieted down, though public opinionis yet loud against Mowry. Mrs. Smith, wife of the murdered man, signifiedher intention to bring suit for damages. To avert this, Mowry has put hisproperty, $4,000 worth of real estate and stock, into other hands.

The woman in this case, Mrs. O. F. Godfrey, is fine looking and keenin conversation. Mowry is not prepossessing either in looks or converse.He seems to have been completely infatuated, and it is thought the matterhad been weighing heavily on him some time before the tragedy. It is thoughtto be a more complicated case than the surface indicates.

The defense will try to stave the case over the September term of thedistrict court. The preliminary examination will probably be waived. Havingkilled an innocent man, whatever may be proven in the woman matter, willnot relieve him from the penalty of cold-blooded murder. His only hope seemsto be the insanity plea. Winfield Courier.

Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

Buried in Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Aug. 24. The remains of ex-Police Officer James P. Smith,who was shot and killed last Friday, arrived here yesterday morning fromArkansas City, Kansas, and were met and taken in charge at the Union depotby the lodges of Odd Fellows, and carried to Undertaker Welden’s. Thefuneral took place at 3 o’clock, the remains being interred at theUnion Cemetery.

The deceased was for many years a resident of this city, and was oneof the officers who resigned at the expiration of his term about two yearsago. He had a home on Highland Avenue, which he traded for some propertyat Arkansas City, on which he established a brick yard. He has resided inthat city ever since.

When a member of the metropolitan police, Smith was regarded as a braveand competent officer. Before coming to Kansas City, he had resided in Texas,and during a fight with Indians had been scalped and left for dead, buthad managed to crawl away after the savages had left the field.

Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

The REPUBLICAN was mistaken in its report last week of the course Mowrytook in his run for freedom. Instead of going north on seventh street toseventh avenue, he went one square further to eighth, and thence west, crossingSummit Street near the residence of Dr. J. M. Wright, and coming south onthe alley between Summit and eighth street. Otherwise, our report was correct.

Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

Card of Thanks. Mrs. Smith, whose husband was murdered on the 21st inst.,highly appreciates the kindness of the friends and neighbors who cared sotenderly for her and hers. Being too weak to write, she wishes me to expressto you all her most heart-felt gratitude.


Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

The Mowry-Smith Tragedy.

Saturday afternoon last the remains of James P. Smith, the man who wasshot down by Henry Mowry, were taken to Kansas City for interment. The bodywas escorted to the train by the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias organizations.Mrs. Smith went with the remains to Kansas City. She was accompanied byMrs. Rev. Walker and S. C. Lindsay. The latter was sent by the two organizationsof which Mr. Smith was a member. The party arrived at their destinationat 6 o’clock Sunday morning, and the funeral occurred at 3 p.m. underthe auspices of the I. O. O. F. and K. of P. Lodges. Mrs. Smith has a sisterresiding in Kansas City, and she will remain with her until she recoversfrom the blow and her impaired health. She will return here and settle heraffairs and then go back to Kansas City and make it her future home. Herhealth has been bad lately. She is a frail and delicate woman, but bearsup as well as could be expected under the circ*mstances.

Henry Mowry, on being taken to Winfield, was placed in the hands of aphysician. He had a fever, but the Doctor had it broken up by Tuesday. Sundayhe had five spasms caused by fever. He has about recovered. The wound inhis thigh has healed. It did not cause him much trouble. The preliminaryexamination will come off next week sometime and at Winfield. Jennings andTroup will defend Mowry, and Hackney and Asp will prosecute.


Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.

134. Mowry & Sollitt, Store.

132. Mowry, W. D., Residence.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 5, 1885.

Henry Mowry Remanded to Jail.

Wednesday afternoon the preliminary trial of Henry Mowry was begun beforeJustice Snow at Winfield. The examination lasted all afternoon and was concludedThursday morn-ing. Senator W. P. Hackney appeared for the state and Jennings& Troup and W. E. Stanley for the defense. The testimony brought outwas almost verbatim to that gained at the Coroner’s inquest. The REPUBLICANhad intended to give the testimony, but as nothing new was adduced, we omitit. Justice Snow, after hearing the matter through and the argument forand against Mowry, decided that it was not a bailable case. Mowry will haveto stay in jail until his trial comes off.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 9, 1885.

The preliminary examination of Henry Mowry, charged with the killingof J. P. Smith, was held in Winfield last Wednesday, before Judge Snow.The testimony sustained the fact of the homicide as brought out in the coroner’sinquest, and upon this the prisoner was committed to the county jail, toawait his trial at the next term of the district court.

Arkansas City Republican, September 12, 1885.

Mrs. W. D. Mowry went to Wichita Monday, returning Wednesday.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 16, 1885.

Delegate Convention.

The primaries were held in this city and in Creswell Township on Saturdayevening, notwithstanding the severe rain storm. The proceedings were orderlyand the selection of delegates was gone through with as a routine matter.

The Fourth Ward meeting was held in Blakeney & Upp’s store,J. C. Lindsay, chairman, Alexander Wilson, secretary. The delegates electedwere W. D. Mowry, D. D. Bishop, John Daniels, O. S. Rarick. Alternates:S. C. Lindsay, Alex, Wilson, J. E. Beck, Charles Parker.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 19, 1885.

The Delegates to the Republican Convention to be Held at Winfield Today.

Last Saturday evening the Republican primaries were held in the fourwards of Arkansas City and Creswell Township. The following are the delegateschosen.

FOURTH WARD. At Blakeney & Upp’s store, the fourth warder’scongregated and chose Capt. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, John Daniels, and D. D.Bishop as delegates, and J. E. Beck, S. C. Lindsay, Alex Wilson, and Chas.Parker as alternates. S. C. Lindsay was chairman of the meeting and AlexWilson, Secretary.

Arkansas City Republican, September 19, 1885.

At the meeting of the Republican voters of Bolton Township Wednesdayevening the following delegates were chosen to attend the convention today:Wm. Trimble, A. J. Kimmel, P. A. Lorry, John Linton, Al. Mowry, N. Banks,and Benj. Wing. They are all for Smock.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 23, 1885.

Our public schools will open shortly, and Mowry & Sollitt call theattention of parents to their fall line of school books.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 30, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt keep a full line of school books and other schoolsupplies, and are doing an active trade in advance of the opening of ourpublic schools on Monday. They have just received a fresh invoice of thesegoods, and are ready to furnish all demands.

Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

W. D. Mowry has been in Topeka this week attending the reunion.

Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.

The family of J. W. Hull, the pharmacist at Mowry & Sollitt’sdrug store, arrived in the city Thursday from Kentucky. Mr. Hull has renteda residence and will commence house-keeping immediately. J. V. is happysince the arrival of his loved ones.

Arkansas City Traveler, October 7, 1885.


A Brief Statement of the Building Growth of Arkansas City.

The cry of hard times may be raised, but where building activity continuesunabated, there can be no cause for dejection. Almost every day we see newbuildings started, all of a permanent and solid character and an evidenceof the progress and thrift of the city. In the burnt district foundationsare being dug for six new business buildings, two story and basem*nt, each25 feet by 100. William Gall, the architect, has prepared the plans forfour of these buildings, those of J. H. Sherburne, S. B. Pickle, Mrs. Benedict,and Dr. Shepard, and this row of iron fronts, extending 100 feet, with platewindows and elaborate finish, will be an enduring monument to the enterpriseand growth of our city. Messrs. Kroenert & Austin, at the south endof the burnt region, intend to erect a one story brick, uniform with thebuilding adjoining it on the south (Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store),and Mr. Bittle, at the north end, is excavating his foundation without havingdecided fully on his plan.

Just north, the handsome stores of Dr. Chapel and W. B. Bishop have receivedtenants, and the finishing touches are being given to the upper floors.They are being finished off for dwellings or offices, the doctor retaininga portion of his upper floor for a medical office. On the opposite sideT. H. McLaughlin is making progress with his double building, putting insuch solid work as to secure the safety against all stress of wind and weather.

Mr. Gall has finished the plans of J. C. Topliff’s new double buildingsouth of the Hasie block. This will be in keeping with the elegance of thestructure it adjoins, and will be the cause of just pride to our citizens.On the corner just south, the Frick Bros., new building shows off to advantage,and when the upper rooms and basem*nt are finished, will furnish commodiousand handsome quarters for the occupants. At the other end of the block,Ed. Grady has begun to dig the foundation for another first-class brickstore and residence, and there is talk that Messrs. Chambers, Newman, Hess,and Dunn will join in the erection of three brick stores on the site latelyoccupied by Mr. Grady as a coal yard.

Mr. C. D. Burroughs’ handsome stone building across the way is likelyto be rented for a hotel. It is eligibly situated for such a purpose andhas room for the comfortable accommodation of fifty guests.

Hermann Godehard’s new and commodious brick store and G. W. Miller& Co.’s new hardware store are now finished and occupied and arenot to be forgotten in enumerating our recent city improvements. O. P. Houghton’s32 foot extension to his dry goods store still leaves him insufficient room,but as it is now late in the season, we believe he defers rebuilding themain part of his house till the coming spring. The Johnson Loan and TrustCo., have also postponed the erection of their two-story office till afterthe winter is past. The large extension to the Arkansas City Bank has beencompleted recently, but the carpet and furniture for the private rooms arenot yet in place.

This in addition to the many tasteful private residences that have beenbuilt and are now in process of construction, makes a creditable recordfor Arkansas City, and shows that in growth and business prosperity shekeeps fully abreast with her sister cities.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Out on $7,000 Bail.

The case of the State against Henry Mowry, charged with the murder ofJ. P. Smith at Arkansas City in August, came up before Judge Dalton Mondayafternoon, and was continued to the next term of the District Court andthe defendant admitted to $7,000 bail. The Courier says the State’sevidence as given at the preliminary examination was presented to the Courtby the defending attorneys, to show a bailable case; County Attorney Asp,holding out against. In addition to the stenographic evidence, Senator Jennings,who had examined the Godfrey premises at Arkansas City, put a new phaseon the matter by swearing that Mowry fired into Godfrey’s house throughthe window of a room in which he couldn’t help but know, being familiarwith the house, neither Godfrey nor his wife were in, with no possible showof hitting them, indicating that the shots were for a scare. Asp claimedpositive evidence of deliberation in the fact that Mowry halted Smith threetimes before he shot, warning him each time; Smith had no visible weaponand was the only one in close pursuit—if not almost the only one inpursuit at all. The defense argued that Mowry’s terrible fear madedeliberation impossible, and that the shot was the result of momentary passion—couldbe nothing else from the evidence. The court held that the evidence wasnot sufficient to prove premeditation and deliberation. The bond was broughtdown to Arkansas City Tuesday and filed. Henry Mowry came home Tuesday evening.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.

Frequently, during the short time we have been a resident of ArkansasCity, we had heard of the No. 89 literary society. Last winter, when theorganization was in successful operation, we heard many reports of the hotdebates in which Al. Mowry took such a prominent part. Although our curiositywas excited, we never had an opportunity of gratifying it and verifyingthese reports until last Thursday evening. A number of the "boys,"among whom was a representative of the REPUBLICAN, mounted their gallantsteeds on the evening men-tioned, and started off for the I. X. L. Schoolhouse.Arriving there in good time, we found a large crowd had already assembled,and, at the time the exercise commenced, every seat was occupied. It wasthe first time the society had met since last spring. Consequently, manywere unprepared, and did not perform with as much excellence as they wouldhave done had they been in practice. The society compares well with otherlike organizations which we have visited. Music was furnished by the EastBolton brass band and a violinist. The exercises consisted of declamations,select readings, and debate. The question for debate was, "Is protectivetariff beneficial to our country?" It was decided in favor of the negative.We failed to hear the name of the lady who read the paper which is connectedwith the society and called the Bolton News. We can justly say itwas well edited and well arranged; it was newsy, spicy, and witty, and wasread with good effect by the editress. We anticipate that this society will,next winter, become a great center of instruction as well as amusem*nt.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.

County Central Committee.

Meeting of the Republican County Central Committee, held at the officeof G. H. Buckman, Oct. 10, 1885, pursuant to a call of the secretary. Minutesof last meeting read and approved. J. C. Long, E. A. Henthorn, J. R. Sumpter,H. F. Hornady, S. M. Fall, and L. E. Woodin were appointed as an executivecommittee. It was decided to hold meetings in the different townships ofSouthern Cowley as follows.

Bolton: Two meetings, Theaker and Mowry schoolhouses.

Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.


Bolton: Theaker’s, Oct. 29. Mowry’s Oct. 30. F. S. Jenningsand C. R. Mitchell.

All meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. Members of township committeeswill please see that the places of meeting are properly lighted and thatdue notice is given.

By order of the Republican County Central Committee.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.


Dollars Worth of Improvements Made to Arkansas City This Building Season.

The following is a partial list of the improvements made in ArkansasCity since March 1, 1885.

Will Mowry, addition: $250

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.

A Citizens Committee.

Last Monday evening several of our leading citizens met in the officeof Judge Pyburn, for the purpose of organizing a citizens committee, itsobject to be to protect and promote the interest of Arkansas City, in anyway that would tend to help and sustain the rapid growth of the Border City.A. J. Pyburn was called to the chair, and M. N. Sinott was elected secretary.A temporary organization was made and an adjournment was taken until Tuesdayevening at the same place, when a permanent organization was made by electingA. J. Pyburn, president; H. D. Kellogg, vice president; M. N. Sinott, secretary;N. T. Snyder, assistant secretary; W. D. Mowry, treasurer. A finance committeewas also appointed consisting of the following: A. A. Newman, H. O. Meigs,and W. D. Kreamer. Also an executive committee as follows: G. W. Cunningham,Wm. Sleeth, Amos Walton, H. D. Kellogg, N. T. Snyder, T. H. McLaughlin,W. D. Mowry, A. D. Prescott, and F. P. Schiffbauer. Committee made an assessmentof $5.00 on all members and it was also decided that any citizen of goodstanding could become a member by paying the same fee.

The following are the charter members.

Names selected by the committee: Chas. Sipes, Geo. Howard, Geo. Cunningham,Wm. Mowry, Rev. Fleming, F. P. Schiffbauer, A. J. Pyburn, H. O. Meigs, Jas.L. Huey, Wm. Sleeth, W. D. Kreamer, A. A. Newman, A. D. Prescott, JacobHight, T. H. McLaughlin, O. S. Rarick, Jamison Vawter, J. P. Johnson, H.D. Kellogg, Ed. Grady, O. P. Houghton, M. N. Sinnott, Geo. W. Miller, N.T. Snyder, Amos Walton, Jas. Ridenour.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 4, 1885.


A Popular Movement to Advance the City’s Interests.

On Monday evening of last week, about a score of our prominent citizensheld a meeting in Judge Pyburn’s office to consider the most practicablemeans of advancing the interests of this city. The views expressed werethat in a rapidly growing country, where incoming population is apt to seeknew channels, and business interests are created by the changing tide ofaffairs, it is necessary for every city that seeks growth and prosperityto be on the alert and lend its hand in shaping matters to its own advantage.It was agreed that to put the forces of a community to the best avail, itis necessary to have some organization to depute some number of men of goodjudgment and business acumen to watch the changes in the kaleidoscope ofsocial life, and suggest means for turning them to proper advantage; toperform the duty of a picket guard in the army. In fact, holding themselvesin an advanced position, and watching every movement that comes under theirnotice. As an initial step to the organization sought after, the meetingchose of the persons present, Messrs. A. A. Newman, A. D. Prescott, G. W.Miller, N. T. Snyder, and Amos Walton as an executive committee, with powerto add to their number, and report to a public meeting to be held in theOpera house the following evening.

On Tuesday the Buckskin Border Band stationed outside that popular placeof amusem*nt, gave notice to the public that business was to be done byplaying several choice airs in their usual artistic style. Several scoreof people gave heed to the summons, and by 8 o’clock there were abouta hundred assembled. The meeting was called to order, Mayor Schiffbauerwas chosen chairman, and our new postmaster, M. N. Sinnott, appointed secretary.Amos Walton, on behalf of the originators of the movement, was called onto explain the object of the meeting. He told what had been done the eveningbefore, and handed to the secretary a list of names selected by the committeeto add to their number, and said he would then ask the sense of the meetingon the choice made. The secretary read the following names.

C. R. Sipes, G. W. Cunningham, Rev. S. B. Fleming, A. J. Pyburn, H. O.Meigs, W. M. Sleeth, Jacob Hight, O. S. Rarick, J. P. Johnson, Ed Grady,Geo. Howard, W. D. Mowry, F. P. Schiffbauer, James Ridenour, Jas. L. Huey,W. D. Kreamer, T. H. McLaughlin, Dr. Jamison Vawter, Dr. H. D. Kellogg,O. P. Houghton, M. N. Sinnott

Mr. Walton said he commended the object of the proposed organizationbecause it gave our citizens the benefit of the counsel and services oftwo dozen of our most experienced citizens (He wished to exclude himselffrom self commendation.) who would be on the lookout for opportunities toturn to the public good. The plan as he sketched it was for those two dozensagacious men to mature among themselves whatever movements would advancethe public good, and then call a public meeting to whom their plans couldbe unfolded and action taken on them. On motion the list of names read bythe secretary was approved.

Several other speakers followed in like strain.

Frank Austin preferred to have the organization placed on a broader basis.It had been called a board of trade by some speakers, and he wanted it madeone in fact. He wanted membership thrown open to all eligible persons, andstated times of meeting. To create a fund for any sudden use he would havean initiation fee and an annual subscription.

But this proposition was generally opposed on the ground that it wastaking the organization out of the hands of those who framed it. The meetinghaving nothing further before it, adjourned.

At a subsequent meeting of the executive committee, on the 29th, an organizationwas effected by electing A. J. Pyburn, president; H. D. Kellogg, vice president;M. N. Sinnott, secretary; N. T. Snyder, assistant secretary; W. D. Mowry,treasurer. It was also decided to increase the membership by admitting anyfitting person on payment of $5 initiation fee. The following committeeswere appointed.

Finance Committee: A. A. Newman, H. O. Meigs, W. D. Kreamer.

Executive Committee: G. W. Cunningham, W. M. Sleeth, Amos Walton, H.D. Kellogg, N. T. Snyder, T. H. McLaughlin, W. D. Mowry, A. D. Prescott,F. P. Schiffbauer.

Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt have made a most excellent improvement in the arrangementof their wallpaper stock. A 25 x 10 foot rack has been constructed at thewest and upper end of their storeroom. Besides facilitating in displayingand handling the paper, it makes needed room for other stock which theyare daily receiving.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 18, 1885.

The workmen have cleared a path in front of the buildings now going upin the burnt district. Mowry & Sollitt, and the storekeepers along thatblock have been seriously incommoded by the piles of material, but thisclearance will bring them within reach of the public again.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 21, 1885.

Take Notice G. A. R.

A special meeting is hereby called for the purpose of meeting DepartmentCommander Stewart, at Post Hall, at 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 23, 1885.By order of

C. R. FOWLER, Adjutant. AL MOWRY, P. C.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 25, 1885.


Excursions Over the New Line from Arkansas City to Beaumont.

Steel Rails and Oak Ties, and a Finely Equipped Road.

On Monday Mr. Henry E. Asp, on behalf of the managers of the Kansas Cityand Southwestern Kansas railroad, then within a few miles of Arkansas City,tendered Mayor Schiffbauer and the city council an excursion over the lineto Beaumont and return. The mayor said he should like the invitation extendedso as to include our principal businessmen. Mr. Asp said a general excursionto our citizens would be given as soon as the road was completed to thecity, and arrangements could be made for the entertainment of a large numberof guests, but at the present time not more than a score of excursionistscould be provided for. This being the case, Mayor Schiffbauer invited thecity council, authorizing each member to take a friend along, and also includedin the invitation the railroad committee of the board of trade. This filledout the allotted number.

The following gentlemen composed the excursion party.

Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Thompson, Bailey, Dunn, Dean, Davis, andHight. (Councilman A. D. Prescott was unable to take part, through businessengagements, and Councilman Hill was found superintending the constructionof the road.)

The friends they invited and who were present for duty, were mine hostPerry, J. Frank Smith, J. H. Hilliard, Frank Thompson, and City Clerk Benedict.

The railroad committee consisted of A. A. Newman, N. T. Snyder, MajorSleeth, G. W. Cunningham, W. D. Mowry, and T. H. McLaughlin. These withthe present writer (nineteen in all) formed the invited party, Henry E.Asp accompanying them as host and guide.

At 7:30 on Tuesday morning, omnibusses were in waiting at the LelandHotel to carry the excursionists to the end of the track, and the partybeing seated, a brisk drive of three miles carried them to an animated scene.The day’s labors had begun, upwards of 100 workmen being employed.A construction train of ten or a dozen cars was on hand, loaded with implementsand material: ties, rails, fish-plates, bolts, spikes, shovels, and so on.The ties were of well seasoned oak brought from Arkansas, which were beingunloaded by lusty arms, and thrown onto tracks, which was distributed alongthe grade. The train was standing on the foremost rails that were spiked,and in advance of this was a rail truck drawn by two mules, which recoveredthe iron from the flat car, and carried it forward over the loose rails,a force of men standing by the truck and laying the rail as fast as theties were in place.

Track laying, in these days of railroad building, is reduced to an exactscience. The ties are laid along the road bed under the direction of a foreman;another crew extends the nails, which is followed up by the spike-drivers.A sufficient force can lay two miles of track a day without extraordinaryeffort, and the onlooker has to maintain a steady slauntering pace to keepup with the workmen.

Some delay was caused on Tuesday morning by a disagreement between twoforemen, which resulted in a fisticuff encounter. The aggressor in the unpleasantnesswas discharged, and his crew, numbering about thirty men, refused to workunder another boss. They were all sent to Winfield to receive their pay,and a fresh force brought from there to take their place. This delayed thework about an hour and a half.

At 8:30 a.m. the whistle of the excursion train sounded about one-fourthof a mile along the track, and our party of pleasure seekers made good timewalking in the direction of the cars. T. H. McLaughlin stumped along, withhis one live leg, as agile as the best of them; but Councilman Davis, anothermutilated war veteran, jumped into a vehicle to save a fatiguing walk. Thetrack to Winfield is not yet ballasted, and the running time to that citywas slow. The bridge over the Walnut is a substantial piece of work, beingraised on trestles 45 feet above the stream, and the approaches being supportedon solid masonry. The two miles of road south of Winfield cost $65,000.

At Winfield a brief stay was made to take on passengers, and here Mr.Latham joined the party, who was heartily greeted by his Arkansas City guests,and who spent the day in their company. From Winfield a good rate of speedwas put on, the road being well ballasted and running as smoothly as a bowlinggreen. The first station reached was Floral, nine miles from Winfield. Thisis a thrifty place, which has sprung into existence since the road was built,is well situated, and surrounded by a good country. Wilmot is 8-1/2 milesdistant, and Atlanta, 7 miles along. Latham is in Butler County, also arailroad town, built on a broad creek, and already containing 400 or 500inhabitants. Commodious stone stores are in process of erection, an extensivelumber yard is well stocked, and other business lines are well represented.At Wingate (between the two places last named) there is a flag station.Beaumont was reached about 11:30, the distance from Latham being 13 miles.Here the K. C. & S. W. Road forms a junction with the St. Louis &San Francisco road, and here the journey terminated. Several miles of theFlint hills were traversed in reaching here, a surface formation of brecciatedand abraded rock, which proves that at some time in the geological periodsthis whole region was overflown. Dinner was ready for the excursionistswhen they stepped off at the station, their dining hall being a commodiousroom on the upper floor of that building, under charge of Noah Herring andhis very excellent and capable wife. Two tables furnished room for the scoreof hungry guests, and a good dinner, promptly served, was in waiting toallay their hunger.

Here four hours was afforded to take in the town, and enjoy the finescenery that surrounded it. A party of the most robust pedestrians, underconduct of Henry Asp, took a breezy walk over the hills into Greenwood County;where a fine panorama of scenic beauty lay spread before their gaze, withEureka, in the distance, nestling in the valley, like a sylvan deity. Thoseless enterprising visited the post office, made acquaintance with storekeepers, talked with the oldest inhabitant, and then played the games ofbilliards, pigeon-hole, and quoits. Major Schiffbauer, at the first namedgame, made some extraordinary shots in missing the balls he aimed at. Atquoits G. W. Cunningham did great execution, bombarding with his rings anextensive region of country around the pin he professed to aim at.

Our narrative of this very enjoyable trip must be brought to a close,as space fails. At 4:30 the train started on return. Mr. Young, of Young,Latham & Co., the builders of the road, who came in on the Frisco train,joined the party. Winfield was reached at 7:30, where our friends belongingto that city, left us, and Ed Gray came on board, escorting W. H. Nelson(of Meigs & Nelson), who had been spending a day in the county clerk’soffice, making a transcript from the tax list. Towards the close of thejourney a vote of thanks to the officers of the road was proposed by MayorSchiffbauer for their hospitality to the excursionists, and polite attentionto them as guests of the day. This was heartily responded to by the party.The day’s labors of the tracklayers brought them 1-1/4 miles nearerthe city. Omnibusses were in waiting to convey the tired travelers to thecity, and by 9 o’clock they were deposited at the Leland Hotel, allclamorous for supper, but unanimous in declaring they had spent a delightfulday.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.



An Excursion Over the K. C. & S. W., that Long Fought For Railroad.

Beaumont Found to be a Booming Metropolis (?),

Fast Growing in Opulence upon the Flint Hills of Butler County.

Early on last Tuesday morning, two omnibuses drew up to the Leland Hoteland took on board the following gentlemen, who had been invited by the managersof the K. C. & S. W., to take a pleasure trip over that road to thefamous and booming Beaumont: Mayor Schiffbauer, Councilmen Hight, Davis,Thompson, Bailey, Dean, and Dunn, and their friends whom they invited, H.H. Perry, J. Frank Smith, J. H. Hilliard, Frank Thompson, and City ClerkBenedict; also, the railroad committee, consisting of A. A. Newman, N. T.Snyder, Major Sleeth, G. W. Cunningham, W. D. Mowry, and T. H. McLaughlin.Bro. Lockley, too, was among the honored ones, and was to chronicle thethrilling incidents of the trip, furnish intellectual food for the party,and report the impressive appearance, the "sights" and widelyspread influence, of flourishing Beaumont. After a drive of about threemiles, the gleeful party reached the end of the track, where over 200 railroadhands were busy at work, rapidly advancing the "iron bands" towardsArkansas City.

It was after 8 o’clock before they heard the distant whistling ofthe excursion train, towards which they at once started, and which theyreached after a brisk walk of nearly a mile. Had it not been for CouncilmanDavis, who has only one natural leg to work with, they probably would havecontinued their journey on foot, and thus economized time. As it was, Mr.Davis was conveyed to the cars in a carriage to avoid the fatigue of walking.All having gotten on board, the train moved slowly up the track. They hada jolly, rollicking time.

Having arrived at Winfield, the passengers allowed the engine to resta little, although it caused them much weariness to be delayed in a villageof such few attractions when vivid pictures of enterprising Beaumont occupiedtheir excited minds. Mr. Latham joined the party at Winfield, and when thetrain pulled out, the officers of the road suspended from the rear end ofthe last car a banner, bearing the inscription, "The town we left behindus." From that railroad station onto the end of the journey, the trainswept over the track at a rapid rate, passing through Floral, Wilmot, Atlanta,and Latham. Beaumont (a French word meaning "the fashionable world")was reached at 11:30 a.m., and the party evacuated the cars and proceededat once to the central part of the city. On either side, as they walkedup main street, tall and magnificent buildings met their view, and the heartsof the rustic excursionists almost ceased to beat on account of the grandeurthey beheld. Councilman Dunn had purchased a bran new hat that morning,and in trying to pass in under one of the lofty awnings, it was completelycrushed. [N.B. This incident occurred before the drugstore was visited.]They found that the city consists of fourteen houses, which have been standingfor 14 years, and the inhabitants number about 75. This is conclusive evidencethat the town is still booming. When one of the natives was asked why hedid not move to a better locality, he proudly pointed to the barren flinthills, and, with Kansas enthusiasm, maintained that Beaumont was the garden-spotof the world. After dinner, which was served in the spacious dining hallof Noah Herring, some of the party, for amusem*nt, played at billiards andpigeon-hole. Bro. Lockley and Geo. Cunningham leveled down the flint hillsand bombarded the town pitching horseshoes. Some of them went into one ofthe two drugstores in the place and consulted the "holy record"in order to procure some remedy for their ailments. The druggist showedthem a full "soda pop" barrel, the greater portion of whose contentsthey consumed.

While in the drug store they made the following invoice of the stockit contained.

1 small stove: $2.00

1 old keg: $0.00

1 old box: $0.00

1 counter: $10.00

10 boxes of candy: $10.00

1 pail of tobacco: $4.00

2 boxes of nuts: $.50

1 barrel of whiskey: $8.00

TOTAL: $34.50

The excursionists returned to Arkansas City at about 9 o’clock p.m.,full of joy and "soda water." There will be another excursionover this road soon and everybody here will then have a chance to see Beaumont.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 28, 1885.


The Constitution and By-Laws Adopted.


Believing in the necessity of an association of citizens to give toneand energy to their efforts in securing the advantages which the positionof the city offers to commerce, trade, and manufacturers, as well as topromote unity of action and to cultivate a more intimate and friendly acquaintanceamong the businessmen of the city, and to maintain a commercial exchangeto promote uniformity in the customs and usages of merchants, and to inculcateprinciples of justice and equity in trade, and to facilitate the speedyadjustment of business dispute, to acquire and disseminate valuable commercialand economic information, and generally to secure to its numbers the benefitsof co-operation in furtherance of their legitimate pursuits, and to useour influence, energies, and means for the furtherance of all enterprisesthat we believe will add to the prosperity of our city, and that these endsmay be obtained by the establishment of a board of trade; we, the citizensof Arkansas City, do therefore agree to form such an association, and tobe governed by the following constitution and code of by-laws.


A. J. PYBURN, President.

H. D. KELLOGG, 1st Vice-President.

WM. M. SLEETH, 2nd Vice-President.

M. N. SINNOTT, Secretary.

N. T. SNYDER, Assistant Secretary.

A. D. MOWRY, Treasurer.


A. J. PYBURN, Chairman.














Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt are the first enterprising merchants to advertisetheir holiday goods. These gentlemen have a mammoth stock of holiday goods.Read their ad elsewhere.

AD. HOLIDAYS are Coming and MOWRY & SOLLITT as usual will show youa fine line of Holiday Goods consisting of Plush mirrors, Comb and BrushSets, Shaving sets, Whisk Broom holders, Photo and Autograph albums, GiftBoxes, Woven Books, Bisques, China, and Indestructible Dolls, Writing Desks,and many other novelties suitable for Christmas presents. Christmas cardsand Banners more beautiful than ever. A fine line of Artists material: Brass,Paper Mache, Glass, and Wood plaques, Banner rods, Canvass, Tube Paints,etc. Don’t mind the crossings, broken sidewalks, stone piles, and otherobstructions, but come anyway and we will surely make it to your interestto buy of us. Respectfully,


Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

N. T. Snyder and Will D. Mowry went over into the land of Guelph Wednesdayevening and held a rousing meeting in the interest of the K. C. & S.W. Extension to Caldwell.

Arkansas City Republican, November 28, 1885.

Bolton Items.

The festival in District 80 was a glorious occasion for the people ofEast Bolton. At least 250 persons were present to partake of the good thingsunder the weight of which the tables fairly groaned. A better display oflarge cakes never was made in Bolton. Two experts were kept carving forthree hours, and they tell us that boxes and baskets filled with roast turkeys,chickens, and pigs were left untouched! Everybody in the vicinity of District80 bent every energy to make it a success. Among the persons present fromArkansas City were Thomas Kimmel and lady, W. R. Hoffman and lady, Rev.Lundy, Rev. Fleming and lady, Ira Barnett and lady, Will Mowry and lady,Miss Guthrie, Mrs. Shepard, Mrs. Vawter, and O. P. Houghton. Ira Barnettthinks the tall grass in the hollows must all have been searched to getsuch a large crowd in East Bolton. We believe that we can truthfully say,and that without boasting, that District 80 has the best schoolhouse, outsideof towns and cities, in Cowley County. The festival netted them about $50.It was financially, socially, and in every sense, a success. Lamps for lightingthe house and a bell have already been purchased with a surplus of $20 inthe treasury for furnishing the house with reading and physiology charts.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 2, 1885.

AD. CHRISTMAS 1885. OUR HOLIDAY GOODS! Are now in and we invite all toinspect our fine stock of novelties, suitable for


Prices are lower than ever before, and we do not intend that any oneshall undersell us.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE MADE HAPPY, And we have the wherewith to make themso! Call early and make your selections.


Arkansas City Republican, December 5, 1885.

Mowry & Sollitt have received the appointment of express agents forthe Adams Express Company on the K. C. & S. W.

Arkansas City Republican, December 5, 1885.

Attention, G. A. R.

All members of the post are requested to be in attendance at the regularmeeting, next Saturday, the 12th, as the election of officers will occur.AL. MOWRY, P. C.

C. R. FOWLER, Adjutant.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 12, 1885.


Christmas Presents, NOW IS The Time to Select.



Arkansas City Republican, December 12, 1885.

The trial of Henry Mowry for the murder of James Smith comes up nextTuesday.

Arkansas City Republican, December 19, 1885.

The case of state vs. Henry Mowry came up Wednesday afternoon and waspostponed until next term.

Arkansas City Republican, December 19, 1885.

MARRIED [?] The Courier says Al Mowry and wife were up in WinfieldWednesday. Come, Al, what does this mean? We never knew you were married.When did it occur?

Arkansas City Republican, December 19, 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Godfrey arrived in Winfield Monday from Chicago toappear as witnesses in the Mowry trial. They came down to Arkansas CityThursday on a short visit.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 23, 1885.

Hank Mowry’s case came up in the district court on Thursday, andby consent of both parties the trial was continued till next term of court.His bonds were fixed at $7,000, which were furnished.

Arkansas City Republican, December 26, 1885.

Guy Sparks is assisting in Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store duringthe rush for holiday goods.

Arkansas City Republican, December 26, 1885.

Bennett Chapter No. 41 elected the following officers last Wednesdaynight. J. Ridenour, H. P.; O. P. Houghton, K.; L. McLaughlin, S.; J. L.Huey, Treasurer; C. Hutchins, Secretary; W. D. Mowry, C. of H.; J. Benedictt,P. S.; George Russel, R. A. C.; J. C. Pickering, 3rd Vail; J. P. Johnson,2nd Vail; J. T. Shepard, 1st Vail; H. P. Standley, G.

Arkansas City Republican, December 26, 1885.

The county commissioners have assessed the following damages againstthe K. C. & S. W. Railroad for farmers through whose land the road passesin going to the state line: C. J. Beck, $600.50; W. J. Conway, $133; JohnMyrtle, $350; A. C. Williams, $525; H. J. Donnelly, $307; Alfred Hurst,$150; Chas. Cypher, $410; Wm. Pike, $433; H. B. Hollowell, $258; Will Mowry,$227.20; and Jack Gilbert, $400. The farmers are kicking and say the assessmentsare much too low.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 16, 1886.

Messrs. A. A. Newman, T. H. McLaughlin, H. T. Sumner, Geo. Howard, Jas.Hill, W. B. Wingate, Dr. H. D. Kellogg, Frank Austin, Geo. Cunningham, HermanGodehard, W. D. Mowry, S. P. Burress, and F. B. Hutchison went over intothe townships in Sumner County along the line of the proposed G. S. &C. Road Tuesday and worked like Turks to secure the carrying of the bonds.Elsewhere we give the good results of their labors. Wonderful stories aretold by the boys as to how they walked mile after mile over enormous snowdrifts, and how Hermann Godehard captured the German vote and also aboutA. A. Newman’s big speech on the tariff question. ‘Tis no wonderthat Arkansas City booms, when she has such patriotic and enterprising citizenspushing at the helm. These gentlemen realized that the carrying of thesebonds was a necessary factor in the future welfare of Arkansas City, andaccordingly went over to the contested territory, through the piercing windsand snow, and put their shoulders to the wheel. A great deal of credit isdue the above mentioned gentlemen for what they did for Arkansas City lastTuesday.


Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

C. E. Salisbury & Co., have leased the south room under HighlandOpera House and will open up their mammoth boot and shoe store about March15. At present the room is occupied by R. A. Houghton & Co., who willremove to the Endicott room March 10. Messrs. Salisbury & Co., willhave the room remodeled and repainted. Al. Mowry, of Bolton Town-ship, hasrented his farm and will remove to town to assist Salisbury & Co., assalesman.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 6, 1886.


Our City Fathers Perplexed With An Empty Treasury.

Council met at 7 o’clock on Monday evening, Mayor Schiffbauer inthe chair; Councilmen Bailey and Hight absent.

Messrs. Dean and Dunn objected to the [?WORD?] being made with earth,they preferred gravel for the purpose. Mr. Hill said if the applicant woulddump his surplus dirt in the slew, at the price named, it would be wisein the city to buy it of him. To fill in and make a road to the canal wouldcost $500. Mr. Young had offered to contribute from his own pocket to theexpense, he (Mr. Hill) would also give his mite. The cost would be $500,and he and Mr. Young would give $100 of the sum. The remainder could beraised by subscription. To bring the matter fairly before the council, heoffered the following resolution.

Resolved, That the city council appropriate a sufficient sum fromthe city treasury, to grade a roadway along Fifth Avenue west from SummitStreet to the canal, and build a bridge there.

The mayor said the question of bridging the canal was now under considerationby the street committee of the council.

Mr. Dunn, in behalf of the committee, recommended that the canal companybe ordered to build a bridge on Central Avenue, and that the railroad companybe required to make crossings.

Mr. Hill inquired where the people who crossed the bridge would go to.There was a grade of eight feet at that point, and trestles were to be putup raising the track eight feet higher.

Mr. Will Mowry asked leave to make a statement in regard to a conversationhe had held with Mr. Hill, which brought out an explanation by the latter.

A long and informal debate ensued, in which the respective merits ofFifth Avenue and Central Avenue as an approach to the depot were discussed.

Several amendments to Mr. Hill’s resolution being offered, but notseconded, that gentleman asked leave to withdraw it and substitute the following.

Resolved, That the city furnish the necessary means to grade aroad to the new depot and build a bridge across the canal; provided thatthe canal company pay the appraised value of one of their ordinary bridges,the mayor to appoint a board of appraisem*nt.

Mr. Dunn said there was no money in the treasury to perform this work.The cost of grading and bridging had been estimated at $900. His plan wasfor the city to appropriate $200, and collect from the lot owners on FifthAvenue, what money they are willing to give. Turn this over to the railroadcompany, and let them do the work.

Mr. Hill said the Kansas City and Southwestern people, being too poorto operate their road, it had been turned over to the St. Louis and SanFrancisco company. We were now dealing with a management whose headquarterswas in St. Louis. If the council could convince those people that it wasa wise thing for them to expend their money in grading a road down to therailroad track, this proposition would do well enough. But the chance ofsuccess he thought slim. He did not favor offending them with any such demand,but would reserve his powder for bigger game. A handsome depot had beenbuilt, the best on the line, and a turntable laid down; we now want a roundhousebuilt capable of holding all the engines on the road. The speaker told ofa syndicate in Winfield, who had clubbed together to buy a section or twoof land a few miles south of the city, with a view to make a town there,and play off against this city. If Arkansas City could give the railroadcompany a good tank and other appliances, they would be apt to treat uswith the same liberality. There were many necessary things to ask them withouta demand for $500 to build a road with. The city ought to build this road,if we have to let our washing bills go unpaid.

Mr. Dunn said it would be well for the city to give $200 to the peopleof any avenue who will make a grade to the depot.

Mr. Prescott favored raising the appropriation to $300. The account wouldthen stand in this shape: $300 given by the city, $100 by Messrs. Youngand Hill, $150 by the canal company, leaving $350 to be raised by propertyowners. This money he thought could be collected, and Mr. Hilliard has offeredto carry round the subscription paper.

This being put as an amendment to Mr. Hill’s resolution, was adoptedand the resolution (thus amended) was also adopted.

The question of laying some sidewalks along Fifth Avenue next came up.Mr. Hill asked what was the regular routine in such a proceeding.

The mayor said the sense of the lot owners must be obtained, and if thoserepresenting the larger share of abutting property approved, the city wouldthen advertise for bids.

Mr. Thompson wanted the sidewalk extended across the city, from depotto depot, on both sides of the street, and the flagging to be six feet wide.. . .

Mr. Will Mowry again complained that a pathway for pedestrians aroundthe burned district was still blocked and should be left open. The streetcommissioner had been instructed at a former meeting of the council to havethis done, but the blockade had not been removed.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 10, 1886.

MY IMPROVED CONDITION POWDERS. C. G. THOMPSON, Veterinary Surgeon, ArkansasCity, Kansas. -For Sale by- MOWRY & SOLLITT.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 24, 1886.

The G. A. R. Post of this city is represented in the Wichita encampmentby A. Mowry, post commander; P. A. Lorry, the present post commander; A.B. Sankey and Rev. Lundy, alternate delegates; and Capt. C. G. Thompson.The Wichita people have made liberal preparations to entertain their guests.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 6, 1886.

An Opportunity.

No one need hesitate to give his name to Mr. Walker as a subscriber tothe Ideal Library, for no collections will be made by him until we are inreceipt of the Library, which will contain not less than 300 volumes tocommence with, and as many more as possible

MOWRY & SOLLITT, Librarians.

Arkansas City Republican, March 13, 1886.

Monday C. E. Salisbury & Co., open their exclusive boot and shoestore in the south room of Highland Opera House block. Al. Mowry, the irrepressibleheavy weight, from Bolton, has removed to the city and is assisting Messrs.Salisbury & Co., in their dispensing of foot wear.

Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.

J. E. Walker has his circulating library in. He put in over 350 books.All this large amount of reading for 2 years for $1. Call on Mowry &Sollitt.

Arkansas City Republican, March 27, 1886.

AD. ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY. Remember the ADAMS is the Old Reliable, andwe ask a share of your patronage. W. D. MOWRY, Agent.

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 31, 1886.


This is undoubtedly the largest and finest stock of wall paper ever broughtto Cowley County, and if you are preparing to paper, Remember WE ARE HEADQUARTERS.

We are also making business lively in the PAINT LINE. Having an immensestock we are prepared to make low prices. Call in and see for yourself.Yours Respectfully,


Arkansas City Traveler, March 31, 1886.

Adams Express Co. To ensure quick and safe delivery order your goodsvia Adams Express Company. W. D. MOWRY, Agent.

Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.

W. D. Mowry is urged forward by his friends in the 4th ward as a candidatefor the office of school director. Mr. Mowry, if elected, will serve hisconstituents faithfully. He informed us that should the calamity of beingelected befall him, he will go into office unpledged to either faction,and work for the interest of the schools.

Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The Election was hotly contested Tuesday. The People’s Ticket hada walk over the Citizens’ Ticket. The result was as follows.


School Board: Watts 116, Mowry 94.

Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

A. W. Patterson, of New Kiowa, was in the city Thursday night. He wassubpoenaed as a witness in the Mowry trial by the defense.

Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The April term of the District Court opened Tuesday morning with JudgeTorrance on the bench. The Mowry murder trial came up Wednesday.

Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.

The jury in the Mowry trial was impaneled Tuesday morning and the hearingof the evidence has been going on since. The trial of Marshall for the killingof Snyder at Maple City is next on the docket, and then comes the recentElliott murder. These three cases will consume about three or four weeksof this term of court.

Arkansas City Republican, April 17, 1886.

The evidence in the Mowry trial at Winfield was all in Wednesday morning.Judge Torrance adjourned court until Thursday morning, when the attorneysbegan their argument.

Judge Torrance read his instructions to the jury and County AttorneySwarts opened the argument with a keen-cut speech of a couple of hours.It surprised those unfamiliar with his ability. Senator Jennings followedfor the defense and occupied most of the afternoon in a speech, seekingto establish epileptic mania in his client at the time of the shooting.Henry E. Asp came next, for the prosecution, followed by W. E. Stanley forthe defense.

LATER. Just as we were going to press, the word reached us that the juryrendered their verdict after being out about five hours—a verdict of"guilty of murder in the first degree."

Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The Verdict.

The verdict on the Henry Mowry case last evening was arrived at by thejury with singular unanimity. They first voted on the question, "Didthe defendant kill Smith?" Twelve votes answered "Yes." Theynext voted on the question, "Was the defendant insane?" Twelvevotes answered, "No." The final vote was on the question, "Whatis the defendant’s crime under the law and the evidence?" Twelvevotes answered, "Murder in the first degree." Winfield Courier.

Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

Sunday morning Ed. W. Vaughn, upon going into an out house at the rearof Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store, discovered a man who had beenbeaten on the head and lying upon the floor in an unconscious condition.He notified the marshal and the two carried the man to Dr. Brown’sDrug Store, where the wounds were dressed. By noon the man had partly regainedconsciousness and he imparted the information that he had got on a drunk,induced to go into the alley when he was found and then he was beaten overthe head and robbed. His name was John Ryan and he is a railroader. As towho perpetrated the deed, he can tell nothing. At last reports Ryan wasrecovering slowly from his injuries.

Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.

The counsel for the defense in the case of State vs. Henry Mowry havemade a motion for a new trial. Judge Torrance will hear the question arguedduring this term of court.

Arkansas City Traveler, April 28, 1886.

Motion for a New Trial.

The hearing of the motion for a new trial in the Mowry case is set forFriday next. The reasons assigned for the application are that the courtadmitted improper and illegal testi-mony; that material evidence has sincebeen discovered favorable to defendant; that the jury misconducted itself,thus preventing a proper consideration of the case; that the court instructedwrongly in material points of law; that the court also erred in refusingto give special instructions as requested by the defendant; that the verdictis contrary to law and the evidence; and that one or more of the jurorsexpressed an opinion as to the guilt of the defendant during the trial.These grounds will be argued before the court, and if sustained with adequatespecifications, the option remains with the judge to grant a new trial.

Arkansas City Republican, May 8, 1886.


Almost $100,000

Worth of Property Change Ownership in Arkansas City

Since Monday, May 3, 1886.

Farms Adjoining the Townsite Selling for $150 per Acre.

Resident and Business Lots Selling to Capitalists

As Rapidly As a Price Can Be Fixed Upon them.


Since the bonds have been voted in the border townships for the KansasState Line road, real estate has changed hands at an astonishing rate andat exceedingly good prices. Our town has been alive this week with capitalistsseeking purchases.

The ball was started rolling Monday by the sale of a business lot toC. H. Shoenut, a capitalist from New York City. The lot was the propertyof Dr. Shepard and is located on Summit Street south of the post office.The consideration was $3,250.

Thursday D. G. Carder sold 60 acres of his farm adjoining the city limits,just across the canal, for $9,000 to J. H. McNair, of Halstead, Kansas.This was at the rate of $150 per acre. The consideration was paid in full.Until lately Mr. Carder never asked more than $80 per acre.

W. R. Herniman sold four lots to Allen Mowry for $600.

Arkansas City Republican, May 15, 1886.

Henry Mowry’s sentence.

The motion for a new trial in the Henry Mowry murder case came up beforeJudge Torrance, Jennings & Troupe arguing for the defense and CountyAttorneys Swarts & Webb, assisted by Henry E. Asp, under whose officialregime the case was brought, representing the county. A gallant fight wasmade by Mowry’s attorneys, but the court refused to grant a new trial.Mowry’s attorneys gave notice that they would file a motion in arrestof judgment and would have it ready Tuesday morning, after which Mowry wasreturned to jail and placed again in solitary confinement.

Wednesday morning Judge Torrance overruled the motion for an arrest ofjudgment and passed the following sentence.

"It is the judgment of the court that the defendant, Henry Mowry,be hanged by the neck until he is dead, at such time as the Governor ofthis state, for the time being, may appoint; not less than one year fromthe date of his conviction. It is further ordered by the court that theclerk of this court make out under his hand and the seal of this court,and deliver to the sheriff of this county, a warrant reciting the convictionand sentence of the defendant to the penitentiary of this state, and todeliver him over to the warden thereof, to be, by the warden of the penitentiary,kept at hard labor, safely kept at hard labor, in the walls of the penitentiary,until such time as may be fixed for the execution of this sentence, by thegovernor of this state."

Arkansas City Republican, May 15, 1886. Mrs. J. P. Smith, whosehusband was murdered last summer, has rented rooms on North Summit Streetand opened up an ice cream parlor. All desiring ice cream should call onMrs. Smith.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Tuesday’sDaily.

J. J. Clark is assisting in Mowry & Sollitt’s drug store duringW. D. Mowry’s absence.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Tuesday’sDaily.

W. D. Mowry is away attending the Grand Lodge of the K. of P. organization,now in session at Salina.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 29, 1886. From Monday’sDaily.

W. D. Mowry returned from attending the grand lodge at Salina Saturday.He reports a grand time among the K. of P. boys of the state.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 29, 1886. From Friday’sDaily.

W. D. Mowry, wife, and baby start for California Monday.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 5, 1886. From Tuesday’sDaily.

W. D. Mowry, wife, and baby left yesterday afternoon upon their sojournin California. They will stop at San Diego. On their way they will pay ashort visit to all the principal cities along the line.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 26, 1886. From Friday’sDaily.

The trial of Bill McCoy for selling beer is going on in Judge Kreamer’scourt today. The jury was impaneled this morning: Frank Waldo, Tip Davenport,H. P. Standley, G. Allen, Al. Mowry, J. M. Godfrey, H. Annis, N. Kirkpatrick,Hugh Ford, John Landes, R. W. Campbell, and Frederick Lockley compose thejury.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 17, 1886. From Tuesday’sDaily.

The Mowry Record, covering four hundred pages legal cap, executed ona type writer, has been signed by the judge and is now ready for the supremecourt. In all probability the case will not be determined short of six months;the defendant in the meantime labors in a coal mine at Leavenworth. WinfieldVisitor.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Monday’sDaily.

Wall paper, all the latest patterns, at cost, at Mowry & Sollitt’s.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Friday’sDaily.

Wall paper at cost at Mowry & Sollitt for the next 60 days.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 31, 1886. From Wednesday’sDaily.

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Mowry will, we are informed, leave for a trip outin the Golden State next week.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 7, 1886. From Saturday’sDaily.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mowry left for California yesterday afternoon.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 7, 1886. From Wednesday’sDaily.

By the San Diego Union, we see that Will D. Mowry has just madea purchase of two lots in that city. Also, the Winfield gentlemen who arethere are investing largely in real estate.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.


Businessmen Who Do Their Best To Ruin the Town.

One day last week a heavy box of paper stock was delivered to the drugstore of Steinberger & Coombs, which that enterprising firm had orderedof some Denver house to meet the coming school demand. At the first leisuremoment Lute Coombs set himself to unload the package, and when he had takenout and checked off all the goods ordered by his house, he found a heavyremainder of goods at the bottom. Unpacking this and laying it on a separatetable, he found a whole raft of job work had been consigned to that firmfor distribution to the various parties who had ordered it.

Following is a list of the work.

Leland House: 5,000 envelopes and 5,000 note heads.

Mowry & Sollitt: 3,000 prescription blanks.

Hasie & Co.: 6,000 salesman’s tickets.

Kimmel & Raney: 1,000 statements; 1,000 note heads; 1,000 envelopes.

It is safe to say that everyone of the business firms named above receivesa call, at least once a week the year through, from a solicitor for oneof our city printing offices canvassing for advertising or job work. Thereis a keen competition here. If a merchant wants cheap work done and willstate his wants, he will find a home printer ready to take his order atthe lowest possible margin.

Arkansas City Republican, August 14, 1886.


Remember the ADAMS is the Old Reliable, and we ask a share of your patronage.

W. D. MOWRY, Agent.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Monday’sDaily.

J. J. Clark has been appointed agent for the Adams Express Company inthis city vice W. D. Mowry. Mr. Clark has moved his office to thefurniture store of Wright & Stanford.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Tuesday’sDaily.

W. D. Mowry refused $8,000 cash for his four resident lots in the 4thward yesterday.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Thursday’sDaily.

Al Mowry made a purchase of three lots on North Summit Street yesterdayof Dr. Geo. Wright. The consideration was $750.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 27, 1886. From Saturday’sDaily.

The pair of duck pants hanging in front of Steinberg’s store wereordered for Al. Mowry; but being too tight in the waist and too short inthe legs, he would not have them. They are only eight feet long.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 18, 1886. From Thursday’sDaily.

Dr. Geo. Wright is assisting in Mowry & Sollitt’s Drug Storeduring the absence of the junior member of the firm.


Arkansas City Republican, September 18, 1886.

"Might Have Been."

It is "amoosin" at this advanced stage of Arkansas City’sreal estate boom to hear some of her Micawber-like citizens relate how richthey "might have been" if they had only invested in such and sucha lot two years ago. The talk which we have patiently listened to upon thissubject this summer and never murmured would fill a volume larger than Web-ster’sUnabridged Dictionary. It is next to an impossibility to walk down a streetwith an inhabitant of Arkansas City unless he indicts a remark somethinglike this upon you: "Do you see that lot across the street; well, twoyears ago, when I first came here, I could have bought that lot for $15.Yesterday it was sold to a gentleman from Chicago for $3,000." At firstthis remark always filled us up with awe and wrung mammoth wads of sympathyfrom the southeast corner of our effulgent heart. Later on, per associations,we have got to telling the same story, and we had just begun to pride ourselvesthat a tender-foot would never recognize the difference between us and an"old settler."

About this time one of our "oldest inhabitants" invited usto take a drive over our fair city and then it was that our pride and ambitiongot a downfall. He started down street with a live newspaper reporter, butthe latter’s remains now occupy their sarcophagus out in RiverviewCemetery.

The real estate boom subject was cackled when we arrived in front ofW. D. Mowry’s residence.

"My benighted friend of the faber," exclaimed the ‘oldestinhabitant,’ "I was the proud possessor of those four lots andabout five years ago I traded them off for a milch cow, an old farm wagon,and a spavined sway-back U. S. Army horse. Today I believe their value isnear $15,000. All I got for them then would not pay the taxes on them forone year now.

"Now, there is I. N. Dodd’s two lots which sold for $2,500last week. Several years ago T. H. McLaughlin and A. A. Newman sold thosefour to Mr. Dodd and son-in-law for less than $100 on time, and loaned thelatter money to put up his cottage. A few months later Messrs. McLaughlinand Newman gave the son-in-law $400 for his property. "Those four residentlots now owned by Judge Kreamer were formerly owned by John Shelden, whosold them for a milch cow. He afterwards sold the cow for $15 and thoughthe was getting an enormous price for the lots. The Judge was offered lastweek $2,000 for the lots, and refused it.

"Last fall I had a chance to buy a portion of the Gilstrap additionfor $2,200. It has been sold since for about $6,000."

The bargains which our friend had been offered and had failed to acceptare too many to enumerate. But he wound up his drive and talk to us by tellingus he had just as much money as when he came here. He had failed to buyanything; consequently, he had never enriched himself. He lacked the nervealthough he had the money. He was afraid the boom would burst. A man willalways be poor if he has not the faith in his town.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 25, 1886. From Thursday’sDaily.

W. D. Mowry returned from California by the noon train today. At thetime we caught a glimpse of Will, he had both arms yet, but there were elevenpeople asking him as many questions at once.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 25, 1886. From Friday’sDaily.

The REPUBLICAN stated last evening that Mrs. W. D. Mowry returned lastevening with her husband. She did not return, but remains at San Diego.We understood Will to say that Mrs. Mowry came with him. We make this correctionin order that the ladies may not be led in error and disturb Will’srepose by calling on him.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 2, 1886.

City Primaries.

Last evening at the appointed hour, the Republican voters of the cityconvened in their respective wards and elected delegates and alternatesto the county convention to be held in Winfield Saturday, and the Representativeconvention to be held in this city Oct. 4, in Highland Opera House.

In the fourth ward G. W. Herbert was made chairman of the meeting andW. D. Mowry, secretary. Following are the delegates and alternates elected.

DELEGATES: O. S. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, D. L. Weir, S. C. Lindsay.

ALTERNATES: G. W. Herbert, D. L. Means, W. A. Nix, T. Fairclo.

They were instructed for Tansey and Swarts.

Delegates and alternates to the representative convention were selectedas follows.

DELEGATES: C. T. Atkinson, Thos. Watts, J. Taylor, M. L. Williams.

ALTERNATES: G. W. Herbert, W. A. Nix, D. D. Bishop, D. L. Means.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 9, 1886. From Wednesday’sDaily.

W. D. Mowry went over to South Haven this morning.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 9, 1886. From Wednesday’sDaily.

Mowry & Sollitt have just put in a unique and very commodious money-changer.All you have to do is press a certain button and the correct change rollsout in your hand.

Arkansas City Republican, October 9, 1886.


DEALERS IN Wall Paper, Stationery, School Book and Supplies, Notions,etc.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 16, 1886. From Tuesday’sDaily.

W. J. Mowry and wife have returned from their trip to California. Theycame in today.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 16, 1886. From Friday’sDaily.

Henry Simmonds has accepted a position in Mowry & Sollitt’sdrug store.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 30, 1886. From Saturday’sDaily.

The Boom.

The rain has no effect on our real estate boom. Snyder & Hutchisonclosed the following sales yesterday.

F. W. Farrar and Geo. Howard, two lots on South Summit Street, to G.C. Scott, of Iowa, for $4,000.

D. Bell, three lots on Fifth Avenue, to W. D. Mowry, for $3,500.

R. A. Gelmer to W. H. Richards, of Iowa, 10 acres in Creswell Township,$1,500.

B. C. Lent, one lot in Beecher’s addition, to A. D. DeBruce, $500.

D. G. Wetmore, house and two lots, block 128, for $600.

John A. Young, 10 acres in Creswell Township, to Mary M. Shupe, $1,050.

H. S. Davenport, one acre in McGrath’s addition, to Dr. J. A. Mitchell,$500.

B. C. Lent, lot 1, block 4, McGrath’s addition, to Mrs. Kimmel,$450.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 3, 1886.

Dissolution Notice.

The partnership heretofore existing between W. D. Mowry and C. C. Sollitt,under the firm name of Mowry & Sollitt, has been dissolved. W. D. Mowrywill collect the debts due the said house and C. C. Sollitt assumes allliabilities.


In pursuance of the above notice all persons indebted to the above namedfirm are urgently requested to settle their accounts at once, and this theywill regard as only a proper return for the accommodations that have beenextended to them.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 6, 1886. From Thursday’sDaily.

The increase in value of property in Arkansas City is really wonderfulto note. But a few months since Geo. Howard and F. W. Farrar purchased somelots on South Summit street for $1,600. They sold them two weeks since for$4,000. The parties to whom they sold disposed of their purchase for $5,000to Wm. D. Mowry a few days after. And now Mr. Mowry has sold them at $6,000.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 24, 1886.

Will D. Mowry started yesterday to rejoin his wife and child in SouthernCalifornia. He sold his interest in the drug business of Mowry & Sollittsome time ago with a view to his removal, and now feels himself footlooseto go and come as he pleases. Mrs. Mowry writes encouragingly to him inregard to the improvement in her own health, and the climate that has provedso beneficial in an extreme case, naturally attracts him to a longer sojourn.We much regret to part with Will, and this feeling is shared by his hostsof friends, because he is a first rate citizen, a genial companion, andby the strictest rule of moral measurement, a square man.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 24, 1886.

A Prince in Disguise.

On Monday we had the honor of a visit from an African prince, no lessa personage than the son of King Dahomey being our visitor. On enteringour sanctum we took him for Billy Wilson, the jovial son of Africa, whohas dealt in second hand goods, and served as porter in Mowry & Sollitt’sdrug store. He was bedizened with a profusion of ribbons and medals, andput a stop to unbecoming levity by informing us of his illustrious lineage.Being a descendant of the above named puissant ruler, he was sent at anearly age to this country to acquire an education, and learn the art ofrule in approved Dahomey fashion. In some unexplained way he lost his royalname and title on the college records, and was entered as plain Billy Wilson,which name still adheres to him. But he is heir apparent to his father’sthrone, and is only awaiting an adequate money remittance to equip himselfas a true prince, and set out for the dark continent to enter on his kinglyrule. Who says we have not greatness among us?

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 27, 1886. From Monday’sDaily.

W. D. Mowry leaves in the morning for San Diego, California. He willbe accompanied by Johnnie Powers, of Atchison. Mr. Mowry’s stay willbe indefinite there. The REPUBLI-CAN regrets to lose so good a citizen asWill, even for a short time. We hope his return will be soon.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 27, 1886. From Friday’sDaily.

Last night someone stole E. Baldwin’s horse and buggy. He was inattendance at the Thanksgiving supper, and had hitched his horse to thepost in front of W. D. Mowry’s resi-dence on Summit street. About 9o’clock he went to get his horse to go home, but he found his nobleroadster and wonderful "one-horse shay" had disappeared. He instituteda search, and met a gentleman who stated that he had seen his animal goingsouth on Eighth street. He immediately set the police in pursuit, who wentas far as the Territory, but could find no trace of the thief, and returnedhome. In the meantime Mr. Baldwin had gone home and retired. Near the breakof day this morning he heard a noise out in his yard. He went out and foundhis horse with nothing but the bridle on. The buggy and harness were notto be found. Later on he discovered that the buggy and harness were overin the Fourth ward back of H. G. Bailey’s residence. It is supposedthat whoever took the animal rode around for about three hours and turnedhim loose, and he had found his way home.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 1, 1886.

Dr. Jamison Vawter has removed to W. D. Mowry’s house on North SummitStreet.

Arkansas City Traveler, December 15, 1886.

Mowry & Sollitt, in another column, invite all who owe them to walkup to the captain’s office and settle.

Notice. All persons knowing themselves indebted to the late firm of Mowry& Sollitt, are hereby requested to call at their old stand and settle,and thus save the costs of collection.


Arkansas City, Dec. 14, 1886.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 18, 1886. From Monday’sDaily.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Prudens, of Dayton, Ohio, are visiting in the city. Mrs.Prudens is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Mowry.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Friday’sDaily.

Building Boom Prospective.

During the year of 1886 Arkansas City enjoyed a very extensive buildingboom. Many handsome blocks were built during the year and our citizens aswell as visitors thought it would be almost impossible for any city to makea more rapid growth in this direction. But the year of 1887 promises a greaterbuilding boom. Schemes are now being agitated and are well under way forthe building of several handsome business blocks. We are informed that workwill be commenced on several of them within the next 60 days. There willbe extensive building on 5th Avenue and also on Summit Street. On East 5thAvenue, Messrs. Johnson, Hill, Rhodes, and Hess have about completed thearrangements for the immediate erection of a substantial business blockon the lots formerly owned by Wm. Gibby. The block will consist of six businesshouses, all three stories high and of handsome finish. F. W. Farrar et al,have concluded to build a three-story business block on their lots nextto the McLaughlin block, on the south. Messrs. Coleman and Bishop insideof 60 days will commence the erection of a fine two-story business blockon their lot on 5th Avenue next to Frank J. Hess’ new building. T.H. McLaughlin, W. J. Mowry, and W. S. Houghton have each agreed to buildon their lots respectively on north Summit Street. They will build togetheras the lots adjoin. J. F. Hoffman will soon remove the frame building nextto Howard Bros’ hardware store and build an imposing business houseon the lot. The frame building, known as the English Kitchen, will alsobe removed and Capt. C. D. Burroughs will occupy his lot with one of themost substantial business blocks in the city. J. L. Huey, on the lots onthe corner of 5th Avenue and Summit Street, will have erected the handsomestbank building in the Arkansas Valley. The building will be 50 x 132 feet,the fronts being of pressed brick trimmed with cut stone. Mr. Huey is awaynow attending to the plans and specifications. Work will begin on this blockin the early spring. The lease on the frame building used as the LelandHotel expires in March, after which it will be removed and be replaced asabove stated. Peter Pearson will also build a business house 25 x 128 feetfor his mammoth furniture store. It will be located on the lot next to theArkansas City bank. J. P. Johnson is drawing up the papers and making readyto begin the erection of a business house on his lot on north Summit Street.There are several others who contemplate building during the year 1887,but as yet have their plans not fully matured.

In addition to the above A. A. Newman will complete his four blocks onwhich work has been commenced. S. Matlack will finish his store extension.Thos. Tyner, E. H. Carder, and D. G. Carder will each complete a businessblock.

Residence building is also going to boom with a vim. Many were builtduring last year, but the number will be trebled this year.

The above is but a brief outline of some of the principal building featuresof 1887. Many will no doubt deem it what is known in Kansas as a newspaperboom, but we wish to relieve our readers of any such idea. The report iswith a fact basis and we believe twice the above number of business blockswill be erected in Arkansas City during the year.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 12, 1887. From Tuesday’sDaily.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Mowry returned last evening from their tour through thestates of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 26, 1887. From Tuesday’sDaily.

Dr. and Mrs. Tinker have rented the W. D. Mowry residence and begun housekeepingabout March 1.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Wednesday’sDaily

W. J. Mowry was offered $20,000 cash for his 40 acres north of the cityyesterday. He refused it.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Thursday’sDaily

Frank J. Hess and W. D. Mowry are making ready to build four businesshouses on North Summit Street.

Arkansas City Traveler, Friday, June 17, 1921.


Some of the Old Timers Are Still in the Ring Here.

On April 9, 1873, the second election of the city was held and on thisdate, the following were elected:

Mayor, A. D. Keith.

Councilmen: A. N. Dennis, E. D. Eddy, C. R. Mitchell, W. A. Hulit.

Police judge, Timothy McIntire.

[He was the father of G. H. and C. M. McIntire, who are still residentsof the city.]

City treasurer, C. R. Sipes.

City Marshal, L. W. Currier.

Assistant Marshal, H. C. Mowry.

City Clerk, R. J. Pond.

Street commissioner, David Thompson.

On April 4, 1874, the third annual election was held and H. O. Meigswas elected mayor.

On April 7, 1875, S. P. Channell was elected mayor.

In April, 1876, Mr. Channell was again elected mayor.

"Uncle" Billy Gray was the city marshall in 1876. He isstill a resident of the city and is now serving as constable. He has heldnearly all the peace offices in the city and county, with the exceptionof sheriff, and for many years past he has been elected to the office ofconstable at each succeeding election.

1877: Dr. H. D. Kellogg was elected mayor.

1878: James Benedict, mayor.

1879: James I. Mitchell, mayor.

1880: Dr. A. J. Chapell, mayor.

1881: Dr. H. D. Kellogg, mayor.

1882: F. P. Schiffbauer, mayor.

1883: James L. Huey, mayor.

In the year 1884 the city was made a second class city. In Decemberthat year the city was divided into four wards. There were then eight councilmenelected, two from each of the four wards.

RKW located the following information on


Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1928.

Henry Clay Mowry, a native of Ohio, a veteran of the Civil War and for57 years a resident of this locality, died at 8:30 o’clock on the eveof Memorial Day in Mercy Hospital. He had been critically ill for only afew days and was taken to the hospital by his brother, W. D. Mowry of KansasCity, who came here to look after the aged man. He was 84 years old.

Henry Mowry, better known to pioneer residents here as "Hank,"had lived in the boathouse at Paris park for the last 20 years. He was knownin the early days of the park by nearly all the children in that sectionof the city.

Mr. Mowry had never married, his brother said today, in telling of earlydays in and about Arkansas City, when he and his brother, Henry, and othermembers of the family came here. They arrived in 1871 and Henry had sincelived in West Bolton Township, where he took a claim in the early days.Mr. Mowry was a member of the local G.A.R. Post #158, when few remainingmembers today took an active part in the decoration of soldiers graves inthe cemeteries surrounding Arkansas City. After leaving the army followingthe Civil War, Mr. Mowry was employed at railroading for several years,the brother said.

W. D. Mowry was an early day resident here and was in the drug businesshere with C. C. Sollitt, now retired. He came several days ago. Althoughhe is not well, he came when notified that his brother could not survivelong. Funeral services are to be held at 10:30 o’clock tomorrow atOldroyd Chapel. Dr. Frederick Maier will officiate. Burial will be madein the W. D. Mowry lot, where a son of his is buried.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 31, 1928.

From Article by Edwin Hunt.

"And so Hank Mowry has wandered on to find the little black dogand the perfect happiness he so much craved. Mr. Mowry was getting verywell along in years, and of late had been a bit eccentric, perhaps, butwe always liked him and he would come to us for advice just as he did toour father. The bond between us probably was that we both lived in thistown, and knew that nowhere in the world will you find true friends. Weshall miss Hank, just as we miss every one of those old timers who has gonedown the one way trail."

Note by RKW...

Henry Mowry is W. D. Mowry’s brother and Carl W. Mowry is W. D.Mowry’s son. They are buried in lot 5, block K, of the old addition.

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