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Septimus (Sept.) Andrews

                                                            Arkansas City.

Note: Newspapers generally referred to Mr. Andrews as “Sep.” or “Sept.” I have changed to “Sept.” Andrews in every case. MAW

Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.
Andrews & Swain’s business stock arrived in Arkansas City Monday, and immediately the arrangements of the storeroom was commenced. Their place of business is in the north room of Highland Hall block. It is 100 feet deep and chock full of harness equipment from front to rear. Already their trade has commenced, and as soon as the people learn of their whereabouts, the REPUBLICAN predicts a remunerative trade for this firm. The shop will be under the supervision of a brother of Mr. Andrews, who is an experienced harness man. Give the new firm a call and see how you like them. Their advertisement appears in another column.
AD. ANDREWS & SWAIN. Have Opened Up a First-Class-HARNESS SHOP In HIGHLAND HALL BLOCK. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. Headquarters for Buggy Harness, and Herders’ Supplies. Give us a call and see if you do not save money by so doing.
Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.
                                                           An Athletic Club.
The merchant’s clerks, and all who do not have much time to devote to outdoor exercise have been holding meetings for several evenings past in Ed Kingsbury’s sanctum for the purpose of perfecting an athletic organization. A stock company, consisting of S. Matlack, E. L. Kingsbury, F. B. Hutchison, A. D. Hawk, F. W. Farrar, Chas. McWilliams, J. A. Mitchell, H. P. Standley, A. V. Alexander, S. P. Gould, Frank J. Hess, D. Coburn, L. H. Northey, R. B. Norton, Joseph Finkleberg, Sept. Andrews, and W. L. Aldridge has been formed with a capital stock of $1,000 for the purpose of building a gymnasium hall. One lot has been secured near Maj. Woodin’s residence, but the company desire to obtain two lots together on which to erect the hall. A charter has been applied for with S. Matlack, E. L. Kingsbury, A. D. Hawk, F. L. Hess, S. P. Gould, and L. H. Northey as charter members. The object of the organization is to provide a place of recreation for those not getting out-door exercise and also a place of amusement. Dumb-bells, Indian clubs, and all the modern fixtures pertaining to a gymnasium of the first-class order will be placed in the hall for the use of the members of the gymnasium club. The room will be 35 x 60 feet, partly ground floor. Quite a large number have signified their willingness to join the Arkansas City Athletic Club, and in a few weeks the REPUBLICAN hopes to be able to chronicle this organization in full working order. A meeting is called Wednesday evening next at Ed Kingsbury’s room.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 29, 1884.
AD. ANDREWS & SWAIN. LARGEST HARNESS AND SADDLE HOUSE IN THE ARKANSAS VALLEY. Just Received, the Finest Line of SPURS AND BITS THAT CAN BE MANUFACTURED. Saddles, Bridles, Wolf Robes, Spurs, Lap Robes, Horse Blankets, Harness, Collars.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1884.

We had the pleasure last week of examining Andrews & Swain’s premium saddle. This saddle took the premium over all competitors at the recent St. Louis Exposition. It is indeed a marvel of elegance and fine work, and the finest thing of the kind we ever saw. It is decorated all over with flowers, wreaths, and leaves cut or stamped on the leather. It will repay a visit to their store to see it.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 3, 1884.
AD. CALL AT ANDREWS & SWAIN’S Harness and Saddle Store and see the Finest Cowboy Saddle ever exhibited in the Arkansas Valley. Sept. Andrews, Manager.
Arkansas City Republican, January 10, 1885.
For several nights past Sept. Andrews has been annoyed and frightened by hideous noises over his bedroom in his harness shop in Highland block. The nightly noises so disturbed his slumbers that he complained to T. H. McLaughlin. Friday morning a number of men headed by “Tally Me,” went up into Highland Hall to ferret out the cause of the mysterious noises. After rummaging all through the opera house they finally searched beneath the stage and found a large coon. When discovered the coon was holding a two ring circus. He was captured and now Sept. sleeps undisturbed except by his own snore.
[Yes! Paper had “Tally Me.” Not sure what this meant other than a reference to T. H. McLaughlin, who had an artificial leg.]
Arkansas City Traveler, January 14, 1885.
Mr. Andrews, one of the firm of Andrews & Swain, was in the city yesterday from Wellington, looking after the interests of their establishment here. He reported everything lovely and looks forward to a big trade in the spring.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1885.
Septimus Andrews is in the city for the first time in many months. “Sept.” is back to Wellington after a residence of many months in the quiet little village of Arkansas City, and the great change makes him feel once more like a citizen of civilization.
Wellington Standard.
A man with blood in his eyes, a cocked razor in his hand, and the quintessence of brimstone rolling out of his mouth, bolted into our sanctum Monday and wildly demanded a retraction; denounced it as, to put it mildly, a radical deviation from the truth, that it was a disgrace and he wouldn’t stand it. Under the peculiar circumstances we were willing to do all that and anything else as reasonable and were beginning to chatter to that effect, when he thrust the above article under our nose, and, looking up we recognized “Sept.” We did not blame him, do not now; although he nearly made us spill a bottle of ink. He laid his wild looks and disheveled appearance to the influence of Wellington and Caldwell, but said that a week here would make a respectable, law abiding citizen of him again. But the experiment of visiting those places would prove fatal to a great majority, and came nearly so to “Sept.” We warrant that he will be content to stay in God’s country hereafter, with no desire whatever to again approach the infernal regions.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 18, 1885.

MAMMA HUBBARD. The most successful of the season’s social events occurred last night at Highland Hall under the auspices of the Favorite Social Club. A large and select party of maskers were they, who glided about the hall in the many intricacies of the dance. A feast for the eyes was the many colors as they glided in and out in serpentine movements or moved along stately in massed colors. The beautiful costumes of the ladies, the grotesque and glaring ones of the gentlemen, called up scenes of oriental splendor and was soothing and calming while yet exciting to the lookers on. The names of those who were invited to the Ma Hubbard, were, so near as we could learn as follows.
Sept. Andrews was one of the people invited to dance.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, March 11, 1885.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 18, 1885.
Stockmen and farmers will find a specially fine line of Saddles and Harness for their spring’s work, at Andrews & Swain’s store. This firm pays special attention to the wants of Territory men, and the liberal patronage they receive proves them to be in the front rank in this line.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 8, 1885.
Read Andrews & Swain’s special this week.
Ad. Messrs. Andrews & Swain are constantly increasing their stock of Harness and Saddles to meet the demands of their numerous customers.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 8, 1885.
E. N. Andrews, of the firm of Andrews & Swain, was in the city looking after his business interests, yesterday, and found time to make the TRAVELER a pleasant call.
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
Last week Sept. Andrews had been a resident of this country two years. He immediately went to Winfield and took out naturalization papers. He is now an American citizen and a voter.
Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Andrews were over from Wellington visiting Sept. Andrews, the manager of Andrews & Swain’s harness shop.
Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.
Sept. Andrews went over to Wellington Saturday to visit a few days.
Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.
T. B. Swain, of the firm of Andrews & Swain, came over from Wellington Monday to give Sept. Andrews a few days of needed rest at his brother’s home.
Arkansas City Republican, August 15, 1885.
E. N. Andrews came over from Wellington Saturday to see his brother, Sept. Andrews. He returned next day.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 30, 1885.
E. N. Andrews, from Wellington, spent a few days in the city last week.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 30, 1885.
Andrews & Swain appear in a new ad. today. They keep a fine stock of goods on hand, saddles of their own make, and adapted to any use, being a specialty. They have been one year in business in this city, and pronounce their enterprise a gratifying success.

BIG AD. SADDLES! SADDLES! ANDREWS & SWAIN have been in business in this city for one year, and are now enabled to pronounce their enterprise a gratifying success. 
They have come to stay. Their rule is to sell the best quality of goods at the LOWEST PRICES POSSIBLE, That their patrons may be satisfied and recommend the patronage of others. They deal especially in SADDLES, HARNESS, and all kinds of Stockmen’s Goods, also LAP ROBES, HORSE BLANKETS, AND SADDLERY HARDWARE.
All our saddles are made by our own workmen and warranted—we keep none of eastern make. Improvements are constantly being made as the inventive arts progress.
ANDREWS & SWAIN return thanks to the people of Arkansas City and vicinity for the liberal patronage bestowed, and hope to gain by the quality of their goods and reasonable prices a constantly increasing patronage.
Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.
Sept. Andrews visited his best girl over to Wellington all last week. It appears to us that Sept. is making rather frequent visits to Wellington lately from some cause or another.
Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.
E. N. Andrews, of Andrews & Swain of Wellington, drove over Monday to visit his mammoth store here. He has been here all week helping his brother, Sept., through the rush of work.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 18, 1885.
E. N. Andrews, of Wellington, is spending a week in town, and is putting in his time at the store.
Arkansas City Republican, December 26, 1885.
MARRIED. John M. Roadcap, a harness maker employed by Andrews & Swain, was united in marriage to Miss Mary Woods, last Thursday evening, by Rev. Walker at the residence of the bride’s mother.
Note: The next item is an ad that was signed by Sept.’s brother, E. N. Andrews.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 24, 1886.
The undersigned announces to his many patrons that his SPRING STOCK of Saddles, Harness, and Stockmen’s Goods is now complete, and is offered in fuller lines than ever before in this city. My saddles are home made, and are warranted equal to the BEST IN THE MARKET. The spring round up being near at hand, I am prepared to supply all wants. Draft harness of the best make. Fancy harness in all styles. Lap robes, horse blankets, and saddlery hardware. Your patronage solicited. E. N. ANDREWS.
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
E. N. Andrews was over from Wellington the latter part of last week.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 12, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Eugene Pollock purchased of Sept. Andrews today one of the handsomest saddles and bridles we have seen in this neck-o’-woods. The price was $85.
Arkansas City Republican, June 19, 1886.
Monday Judge Bryant shed his ulster and set himself on ice to keep cool. Cases came in thick and fast. The following were the ones disposed of.

B. G. Kirker was introduced to the power that rules the police court, because he failed to clean up his backyard according to the city ordinance. He plead guilty and was fined $1 and costs, total $5. E. B. Hutchison was taken into the “fold” with the same charge as above against him and received like treatment; also Kroenert & Austin. Sept. Andrews was taken in on the same charge; but upon inspection, his backyard was found to be clean, so he was discharged, the police judge patting him on the back as he went out the door for being so good a boy.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Mrs. E. N. Andrews, accompanied by her mother, both of Wellington, are visiting in the city, the guests of Sept. Andrews.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1886.
E. N. Andrews advertises saddles and harness for sale.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.
OUR STOCK OF SADDLES -IS ALL- OUR OWN MAKE! No saddles ever sold in the Territory that please as ours do. Ask any stockman for reference.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.
WELLINGTON PRESS: Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Andrews are the recipients of a beautiful cake with the compliments of Prairie Center Sunday School. Mr. Andrews and wife furnished the equipment which enabled the marshal of the day to appear in such gorgeous array at the Sunday School celebration on the 19th.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 2, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Bogus Cattle Kings. It is not frequent that any of our merchants get taken in, but Saturday a couple of well dressed cowboys played a sleek game upon some of them. They first visited the Eagle Clothing Store, became acquainted with the manager, and introduced themselves as the sons of a couple of cattle kings; that they had just brought up a thousand head of cattle to Cale for shipment, and that while waiting for cars, they would make all the necessary purchases. They ordered a bill of about $100 worth of goods. Some things were not in stock at the Eagle store, so Mr. Johnson procured them elsewhere, paying the cash for them. Upon the completion of their order, the boys took their departure, saying they would send a wagon after their goods in the morning and settle for them. They went into the Diamond Front Grocery and there introduced themselves in the same manner to Johnnie Kroenert. After taking up about four hours of precious time, they purchased about $300 worth of groceries, smoking cigars and drinking cider all the time at the expense of the firm. One of them saw a handsome cigar holder, which he concluded to buy at $2. He took the holder and told Johnnie to attach it to his other bill and departed, telling him to have everything ready by morning as he would be after them with teams. They visited Sept. Andrews and C. E. Salisbury & Co., and went through the same programme. The Diamond Front worked hard the greater portion of the night tying up groceries. Sunday morning Wallace & Huff backed up their drays at the rear of the store, ready to receive the goods and convey them to Cale as soon as they were paid for. The wait was long and patient, but no cowboys came. They have not been seen since and are now perhaps a few miles on this side of the Texas line enjoying the discomfiture of our merchants.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 29, 1887.
Except Arkansas City. Sept. Andrews, of Arkansas City, came over on Saturday to spend the Sabbath with his brother, the popular harness man of this city. Mr. Andrews went home with a big bee buzzing in his ears that Wellington is a most marvelous city, and fully convinced that she is bound to take the lead of everything in Kansas. Wellington Quid Nunc.


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